Monday, May 16, 2011

Wilderness Survival Day 1

Today we started the survival unit. Students first took a survival quiz that covered shelter, food, water, survival pack, and other essentials. Next students participated in a improv game where their group had to come up with a way to use canvas if stuck in certain areas, Desert, Arctic, Rainforest, etc....

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mammoth vs Asian Elephant

Today students first reviewed their year long test. Next, students read about the extinction of the mammoth and the endangerment of the Asian elephant. We compared and contrasted the similarities and differences between the two species. Then, student discussed if we should try to bring back the mammoth or try to save the Asian elephant from going extinct. Finally, students watched Planet Earth.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Review for Year Long Exam

Today in Life Science, students will be reviewing all of the units taught this year: how we study people scientifically, the human body, cells and micro-life, genetics, and ecology. Student will be taking the exam tomorrow. Students will need to review all the activities in both of their science notebooks.

Homework: Study for exam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Habitat Investigation

Today and tomorrow in life science students will be investigating the different habitats around Henry. We will walk around the outside of the school and make observations about what we see. Students will make different types of observations. They will record the non-living factors, living factors, organisms that they see, and human impact on the different habitats. We will finish the day by writing a reflection on what they saw.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Suicide Awareness Class

On Monday and Tuesday in Life Science class, students participated in a suicide prevention, awareness class. Students began by taking a pre-test about the information they would learn in class. Next, students watched a video about how to talk to someone if you need help and how to help people who are showing signs of depression or suicide. On Tuesday, students will complete a newsletter packet with more information. They will end class with a post-test to see what they learned. A= Acknowledge C= Care T=Tell