We survived STAAR!!! The students did a great job during testing and now we anxiously await the results....
We will be wrapping up genetics (why we look like we do) and heading into adapations and variations.
We will be exploring asexual reproduction this week. Today we observed active yeast budding. Very few of us had experience with yeast and how it buds. We had all experienced the smell in some way though-it was fun to smell!
The kids should be wrapping up their experiments on their science fair projects in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully they have been working hard on the experiment and gathering data. That can be time consuming but such an incredible learning experience when the kid has to do it their self and check for results.
Last 6 weeks is upon us! It has been a great year. So much effort.... Let me encourage you all-kids and parents to keep informed and in touch about Boyd7science. There are several ways and they are all listed on the Home page.
We will be finishing up homeostasis, response and stimulus with a test on Wed.
We will be going into genetics on Thursday. Be on the lookout for the next flipped assignment that will be due on Monday, April 22nd.
Our research papers are due this Friday, with Friday being a flex day, they are to be shared through google docs. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. There should be a title page, 2 pages of research and a data table/graph must be included in the paper.
We participated in another awesome flipped class today. We observed the responses of pill bugs held under a light. It was very interesting to see them end up right where they were supposed to in our data. That is the idea of the flipped class... do the 'boring' stuff at home and the 'fun' stuff in class... It was definitely fun watching those kids figure out situations and become problem solvers.