Listed below are a few of the projects that the students will have the opportunity to participate in throughout the school year:
Interaction with the classroom pets. I have two classroom pets they include: Harry: Green Iguana; and Snoopy: Guinea Pig. The purpose of keeping animals in the classroom is to encourage the students to learn about different types of animals and their required habitats and care. Students are allowed to take the animals home over the weekend and holidays, with their parent’s permission.
Scientific Method, Measurement and Lab Safety. Through out the year the students will be using the scientific method, measurement and lab safety skills. These skills will be explored and practiced at the beginning of the year. The students will use the scientific method to plan an experiment that will be presented as an interactive data day. This project will take place in May each year and will allow the students and their families to explore the scientific method together.
Specific Seventh Grade Projects include traveling via internet to the ocean, exploring simple and compound machines through the Boston Museum of Science website, Leonardo’s Workshop, constructing the K’Nex Machines.
The photos below depict a few student activities.
Specific Eighth Grade Projects include
exploring astronmy misconceptions through Phil Plait's Website at http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/movies, learning the atomic theory and chemistry, creating at coin kid using genotypes and phenotypes, learning body systems and cell parts and functionsthrough construction of the incredible edible cell.
The photos below depict the classroom pets and a few student activities.