Grade 2 studied hurricanes. Students learned that meteorologists are those who study the weather. They watch radar and satellite to follow the track of all kinds of storms including hurricanes. The students learned that hurricanes are track and measured on a scale of 1-5 - 5 is the worst. At home children completed a scavenger hunt for a hurricane survival kit. In class students took turns creating a hurricane, swirling water in a bucket. Then they observed what happened when they added an “eye” to the storm. They discover the “eye’ is a calm place to be. The students in grade 2 did a great job.
Grade 4 work on some Biology discovering plant parts in leaves. After some observation through video and textbook work on the different parts of a leaf, we compared the texture, shape, size and color of many leaves that were brought into class. Our math skills were also sharpened during this lessons as we counted and measured our leaf collection. The variety to be found among the leaves of plants is enormous. Leaves provide a level of oxygen in the air that benefits all living things.
In middle school science we like to play games to study our vocab terms before a quiz. Here we are playing "Memory", matching terms with definitions. Who knew vocab could be so much fun?!