Our Science Learning
Click the link below to see a diagram of the life cycle of a crab:
Click the link below to see a diagram of the life cycle of a frog:
9/26/17 - Today we observed the external body structures of our millipedes. We found they have a segmented exoskeleton. Each segment has four legs. Millipedes also have antennae that they use to sense their environment.
9/22/17 - Today two gentlemen with jobs in wildlife came to share information about animals native to Alabama. They also got to see animal artifacts. The men also reminded students that wild animals are not good pets and how they need to respect and be careful around wild animals they may encounter.
9/19/17 More animals have visited our classroom this week!
9/18/17 & 9/19/17 - This week we charted the structures and their functions of our crabs. We also learned to draw a scientific drawing of our crabs.
9/13/17 - Here are pictures of two students sharing information about an anole lizard and a caterpillar in its cocoon. These students have a great interest in animals!
9/8/17 - I caught sight of one of our millipedes Friday afternoon as I was checking the habits before the weekend.
9/5/2017 - As we are beginning to study about animals, one of our students broought in a pair of tree frogs. He did a great job explaining thier body structures and habitat to the class.
8/31/17 - I got some pictures of the paper slides in progress! They are doing a great job. I can't wait to see the final productions.
8/30/17 - Today the students learned how to make paper slide presentations about plants. I hope we can record them Friday. I will see about posting them when we finish.
8/29/17 - Students have been drawing charts to illustrate and explain photosynthesis. They have also written scientific arguments about what plant parts do to help plants grow, survive, and make more plants. They are really becoming experts about plants!
8/23/17 - Today we took apart a flower to see the delicate inside parts. We found that the petals attract pollinators with their color and fragrance. The circle of stamens on the inside prodeuce pollen. The pollinators bump up against the pollen on the stamens and move it around from plant to plant. When pollen sticks to the top of the pistil in the very center of the flower, it grows a tube down to the ovary where seeds are formed. The flowers have a very important job to produce seeds so we can have more plants!
8/22/17 - One of our classmates traveled to a location in the path of totality for Monday's eclipse. He shared with us a report from his trip and his pinhole viewing box. He did a great job reporting!
8/11/17 - Today we talked about what science is and how to identify a testable question. Students sorted questions in to two groups - those that can be tested in a scientific procedure and those that cannot. They did a great job!