Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Introduction to Circulatory System/ SOS

This week in science class students are starting to learn about the circulatory system. On Monday we went over the major structures and functions of the circulatory system. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students are participating in a 2-day class called "SOS" to make students aware of signs of depression and suicide risk so they know who to talk to for help for anyone. On Thursday, students will be going to the Nature and Science Museum. They will be going through the Health Exhibit to learn about their health and choices they make.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Activity # 18-19 Nervous System Activities

Next week students will be investigating the nervous system. Student will start by looking into the different organs that make up the nervous system. Next we will look at the brain and the different parts that make up the brain. We will dissect the brain on Monday. Then we will continue on by looking at the different parts of the eye. We will dissect the eye on Wednesday. On Thursday, students will have a quiz on the different parts of the brain and eye. On Friday, we will talk about all the steps of science fair.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Activity #17-18: Respiratory System

For this week students will be studying the respiratory system. We will begin by reading about the different organs and functions that make up the respiratory system. Next, students will participate in the gas exchange lab. They will predict if everyone has the same amount of gas that enters and leaves their body. Students later this week will understand how oxygen enters the body and carbon dioxide leaves the body.

Homework due today: digestive system cartoon and 5 science fair questions

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Activity 13-16: Digestive System

For the this week in science class, we have been evaluating the digestive system. We carried out the breakdown lab that shows how the size of food effects time of digestion which was modeled by vinegar and tablets. Next we read about the digestive system and took notes about each step of the process. Today, students will watch a video that shows all the steps.

Hint: Digestive System quiz is on Monday!

Homework: Design a cartoon that shows how a food travels through the digestive system in your body.