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The week of November 17 - 21

The students have been working on pushes and pulls and identifying how things move on smooth and rough surfaces. They are currently exploring how heavy and light objects move and how much force is needed to move each.

The week of November 17 - 21

The 6th graders have been identifying carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. This week, the students will construct food chains and food webs and describe the energy transfer from producers to consumers to decomposers.

Week of November 17 - 21

This week the students will be conducting experiments on Newton's 3rd law o motion. Newton's 3rd law states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Week of November 17 - 21

This week in Biology, the students will be studying genetics. Students will use a punnett square to figure out how traits are passed down from parent to offspring.  They will also identify learned behaviors vs inherited traits.

Week of November 17 -21

In Chemistry, the students have just finishe a unit on Mixtures and Compounds. They have performed experiments labeling mixtures as solutions or suspensions.
This week, students will be exploring volume and density using liquids.

Week of Nov 17 - 21

In Physics, the students will continue to explore Newton's laws of motion. We are currently focusing on Newton's third law of motion which is:
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The students will be conducting experiments on this law.

Photos

Parents,
 
If you want to see photos of your children. Click on my name under staff directory then click on "my album".
 
thanks,
connie potersnak

Melon Burst

Students collect data on how many rubberbands it takes to burst a melon. It only took 45. Not as dramatic at the watermelon.

Chemistry Watermelon Burst

Students count how many rubberbands it would take to burst a watermelon. Our number was 802.

Intern

Dear Parents,

 

                        I would like to introduce my intern, Bailey Gates. She will be taking over my science

            classes, with my supervision, for the next 4 weeks. She is a Baylor University student

            and has been observing and acting as an assistant in SND classes since September.

                        Bailey will be responsible for writing lesson plans, teaching class, and collecting

            grades and data during her time in Science Class. I will be mentoring, supervising and         evaluating her lessons.

                        I assure you, your children are in good hands and will continue to receive a quality

            education with lots of fun filled hands on activities.

 

            If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at connie.potersnak@tsd.state.tx.us.

 

 

            Sincerely,

          Connie Potersnak

            Science Teacher SND