We started the new unit today which is on natural hazards. The unit essential question is: How can science and engineering help protect people form natural hazards. We will be working towards answering this question for the next 8-10 weeks.

Students were given their unit summative project today. They will have all week to work on it. The will be due Monday, November 25. Presentations will begin on Monday.

Study guide for the unit test was corrected and discussed in class today. The test will be Thursday, November 14.

Below is the link to the study guide for the unit test.

The answers to the study guide are due Friday, November 8. The test will be next week Wednesday or Thursday. I’ll let you know for sure by Friday.

Students continued working on the work involving Labrador retrievers. This will continue through Thursday. A unit summative assignment will be assigned later this week as well as a study guide given for the unit test. The test will be some time next week.

Students took quizzes yesterday. If they want to retake either of hem then they have until Friday to do so. The original quiz must be signed by a parent in order for them to take the retake. Students have been doing chrome book work on peppered moths and discovering why they genetically changed from white to black. This work is due Wednesday.

Halloween is Thursday and there are some guidelines that need to be followed. They are:

  • No Props or Weapons of ANY KIND
  • No Masks
  • No Make-up
  • No Hats or Wigs
  • No Costumes that are revealing
  • Skirts and shorts must meet the fingertip length rule
  • Nothing offensive
  • Nothing distracting
  • No fake (or real) blood

Quiz on natural selection vocabulary and the content will be on Monday. ISN’s are due next week. These are the due dates: Oct. 28 is 1st hour, Oct 29 is 2nd hour, Oct 30 is 3rd hour, Oct 31 is 5th hour, and Nov 1st is 6th hour.

Students continued to work on how and why different animal species adapt to their changing environment. There will be a content and vocabulary quiz on Monday. Students will get details about these on Friday.

Use the following link for adaptations limitations.

Plants in time of drought

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