7th Grade Science
This month, the students in life science began studying the atoms and bonds that create the macromolecules of life. After exploring proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates, we moved onto cell theory and spent time in the lab exploring plant, animal, and protozoan cells under the microscope. Now familiar with cell structures and functions, the students are presently working on creating a cell analogy project. Over the next few weeks, the students will look more closely at cellular respiration, photosynthesis, osmosis, and cellular reproduction.
6th Grade Science
This month, students in Earth Science delved into chemistry and, more specifically, the elements that make up Earth’s geosphere and atmosphere. The children are now more familiar with the elements and their properties, compounds and chemical reactions, and finally, the organization of the periodic table.
These students present their periodic tables of common objects.
In our new module, Energy and the Environment, the middle school students began by exploring different forms of energy and energy conversions. Over the next couple weeks, we will be asking the following questions:
What is energy?
Why do we need energy?
Why is it important for engineers to know and understand the various forms of energy?
What is the law of conservation?
What is the difference between energy and power and how are they measured?
If energy cannot be created or destroyed, why are we concerned about running out of energy?
What would be the benefits if humans used more renewable and inexhaustible forms of energy?
How much difference does replacing a regular light bulb with an energy saving bulb really make?
6th Grade Math
In unit four,Ã‚Â NUMBER THEORY AND FRACTIONS, students have been exploring divisibility rules, greatest common factors, fractions, and decimals. Our next unit will delve deeper into fraction operations such as multiplication and division of fractions. Presently, students are preparing for their trimester exams which will take place on November 19th and 20th.