You and your 3 friends were enjoying a nice day out on your sailboat; exploring the Matanzas river and estuaries. Around 1 p.m. a severe weather system moved in. The local winds picked up to over 45 knots and the waves in the intercostal were 6 feet high. Your poor little sailboat’s mast broke and your sail was torn. You tried to call the Coast Guard for help but your radio suffered water damage. All of a sudden your boat ran-a-ground, taking in water causing you to abandon ship. Your team thinks quickly, grabbing as many supplies as you can.
Problem: You have no idea how long it will be before help arrives and someone finds you. Everyone’s Cell phones landed in the water and the island that you landed on is deserted. You and your friends know that you need fresh water to stay alive.
This week we are wrapping up our CELL unit. My advanced 6th grade science students are learning the process of Mitosis. Students were challenged to share their understanding with others by creating a stop motion video. I’m so proud of how well they worked together, shared their understanding and practiced using technology responsibly. Here are a few examples.
I uploaded a few of the mitosis stop motion videos to my school blog. I figured it might be easier to view. Have a great weekend.
I am SO excited to be your teacher. This is my 6th year at Mill Creek Acadamy and I am proud to be a MIGHTY MUSTANG.
This is the first class in a series of three consecutive science classes. Most of what we learn this year you will build upon in 7th and 8th grade. This course provides an introduction to science, energy, forces, weather, climate, Earth’s systems, and the living world. Some topics are explored in depth while others are introduced to serve as building blocks for M/J Comprehensive Science 2 and 3. We will explore science through everyday examples, technology and participate in activities and laboratory experiences to apply what we have learned. I hope you are ready for some fun!
300 ML fresh water (crystal spring distilled water)
Camera to record results
Balance scale (before/after)
Graduated cylinder (2)
Labels (salt water) (fresh water)
Step 1: Gather all your materials, and open your mason jars, and weigh the 2 nails. Step 2: label your mason jars (salt/fresh) Step 3: pour salt water into graduated cylinder until it reaches 300 ML, pour it into your mason jar labeled salt water. Step 4: Take a clean graduated cylinder and pour crystal distilled water in 300 ML, pour into your mason jar labeled fresh water. Step 5: Next slowly put 1 nail into each jar at the same time and close the lids. Step 6: This procedure will probably take 2- 3 weeks, so wait patiently. Step 7: Check for rust daily from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, record picture and written evidence. Step 8: Keep your mason jars shaded and away from sunlight. PAYTON