Springlake-Earth HS Science Update
Always Question, Always Wonder.
After the unit of weather, students dove into plate tectonics and the land formations that occur because the movement of the plates. Students learned about the three types of plate boundaries: Convergent, Divergent, and Transform.
After learning about the different geological features created by plate tectonics, students learned how to read topographic maps. Topographic maps illustrate the different land features created by our ever changing earth.
The 5th six weeks is going to be an even busier time. We will be looking into space science, organisms and their environments, and finally starting our STAAR review.
After students learned the different calculations for motion, they began to explore Newton's Laws of Motion more specifically. The students broke down each of Newton's 3 Laws and became little experts on what they mean.
They finished the six weeks with momentum (no pun intended). Students can calculate momentum, and now they understand what the Law of Conservation of Momentum is.
Students have had lots of fun using Avogadro's # (a.k.a avocados #) and the different particles that it represents. 6.02 X 10^23.
Chemistry students have come to the conclusion that this part of the class is not difficult, but there are just multi-step problems that require each part to be put into the correct place. Students have practiced all of this enough that I bet they could write the stoichiometry formula down with their eyes closed.
This upcoming six weeks we are going to explore gases, solutions, acids and bases.