The 6th grade put some scientific claims to the test this week. After reading about the importance of skepticism, and making some info-mercials of our own, we decided to test an actual product's claims. We took four different brands of paper towels, and tested their strength by placing marbles on a soaked sheet of paper towel until it tore. We graphed our data, and then finished off the activity with a great discussion on our scientific process, and what sort of claims we reasonably could (or could not) make from the data we collected.
The 8th grade got on their feet this week to practice graphing! They timed their teammates walking a measured distance, used that information to calculate their walking speed, and then graphed those beautiful numbers.
Welcome back! 6th grade has some exciting things to look forward to this year!!
For starters - check out these new chairs! They have been thoroughly tested by several staff members and 100% of users agree that they are more comfortable than our previous seating arrangement. This year, we will be working with a mix of online assignments and good old-fashioned worksheets, returning to attending specials as a full class, and switching classrooms/teachers throughout the day. And finally, we are working on finalizing our overnight trip to Camp Christopher this fall, and our trip to Washington DC this spring! It's going to be a great year!
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