Week of November 28 - December 1:
This week, we continue delving into our space unit. We'll talk about concepts like azimuth and altitude, and move towards the Doppler Effect, Triangulation, and Parallax.
Week of November 20 - 23:
This week, we begin our Space Unit! We also look forward to welcoming parents and guardians for parent-teacher conferences on Thursday and Friday.
Week of November 15 - 17:
This week, students will write their Unit Test for the Biological Diversity unit.
Week of November 6 - 8:
This week, we'll continue to explore biodiversity management strategies to mitigate loss, and we'll look at how various factors affect species survival and variation. From here, we'll begin to prepare for our Unit Test, which students will be writing after the break.
Week of October 30 - November 3:
This week, we will look at human impacts on biodiversity, both positive and negative. We will focus on how humans have contributed to great loss of biodiversity, while also looking at various biodiversity management strategies to mitigate loss.
Week of October 23 - 27:
This week, we'll go into greater detail in studying genetics and cell division. We'll look at Punnett square probabilities and how traits can be passed from one generation to the next.
Week of October 16 - 19:
This week in Science, we'll start to look at the mechanisms of reproduction. We'll get into genetics and talk about different types of cell division.
Week of October 10 - 13:
This week in Science, we'll continue studying the concepts we talked about last week. We'll go more indepth into different types of asexual and sexual reproductions and talk about how contextual factors can lead to advantages and disadvantages for both.
Week of October 2 - 6:
This week in Science, we'll start to look at specific types of reproduction. The broad categories for this are asexual and sexual reproduction, and we'll take a look at some of the benefits and drawbacks for each. We'll also drill down further into each category to talk about specific ways that plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria reproduce.
Week of September 25 - 28:
This week in Science, we will be investigating niches within ecological systems. We will start to look at resource partitioning and how species will compete not just for food, but also for shelter, water, nesting sites, etc.
Week of September 18 - 21:
This week in Science, we are talking about variation both within and between species. This sets the stage for us to talk about adaptations and how they can accumulate over generations (evolution). From there, we'll talk about niches and the pros and cons of generalists vs. specialists as it pertains to feeding, hunting, shelter, etc.