6th Grade Measurement and Space

6th Graders have been leaning about how to measure length and how to convert units.  This began with students planning a trip to Mars, and trying to figure out how much space they would need on their ship, as well as how much the cargo would weigh.  Because have been...

7th and 8th Grade Graphical Analysis of Motion

Students have been learning how to graph the motion of objects moving in 1 dimension at a constant speed.  This has involved calculating slope, recording and interpreting data, and constructing graphs.  As we progress, students will learn how to convert position vs...

Lab Week

This week the chemistry class is going to Drury for our first lab activity.  We will be studying types of chemical reactions.  In the classroom students will be learning how to write lab reports.  We will continue to learn how to predict molecular shapes based on...

Chemical Equations

Through the year students have progressed from learning about atomic structure and the evolving model of the atom to learning about how to use the periodic table as a powerful tool.  Students can now use the periodic table to predict what will be produced during a...

Projectile Motion

Last week students built something to launch projectiles.  These included some great catapults, as well as some interesting ballistas.  Students are now working to better understand the motion of the projectiles.  We are working this week to understand the different...