October 2018

Students at Rohan Woods School have been very busy in the science lab lately…

JK:

  • ​​Read “Quirkles” books Colorful CarolineDensity Dan, and Ellie Electricity
  • experimented with primary and secondary colors
  • observed and experimented with the concept that different liquids can have different density
  • experimented with static electricity
  • planted seeds in the winter garden
  • participated in bee hive checks

SK:

  • discussed what a life cycle is and observed/studied the honeybee life cycle
  • identified the needs of plants
  • conducted an experiment to find the optimal spot for a seed to grow (in the dark, light, outside, or in the freezer)
  • observed the main parts of a plant and what they do
  • planted seeds in the winter garden
  • participated in bee hive checks

1st:

  • learned what a mixture is and experimented with ways to separate them
  • observed soil to determine that it is a mixture
  • experimented with the main parts of soil
  • planted seeds in the winter garden
  • participated in bee hive checks

2nd:

  • examined seeds to understand the parts
  • compared and contrasted different seeds
  • learned about and experimented with seed germination
  • observed seeds in different stages of growth
  • planted seeds in the winter garden
  • participated in bee hive checks

3rd/4th:

  • learned the difference between mixtures and solutions
  • experimented with separating mixtures and solutions
  • completed review of metric, mixtures, and solutions unit
  • planted seeds in the winter garden
  • participated in bee hive checks

5th:

  • completed presentations on the trip to Canada
  • learned the differences between living and non living things
  • observed plant and animal cells
  • planted seeds in the winter garden
  • participated in bee hive checks

6th:

  • completed presentations on the trip to Canada
  • re-visited the steps of the scientific method
  • practiced writing “if-then” hypothesis statements
  • planted seeds in the winter garden
  • participated in bee hive checks

5th Health:

  • started their study of nutrition

6th:

  • started study of the skeletal system

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