Coweta 6-12 Science Update
6-12 Special Edition
Helping Your Students and Their Families
How are we handling continuity of learning?
Schools are communicating with students and families regarding optional learning activities digital learning as well as learning activities using other formats in some situations. Students and parents should understand that teachers and school officials know that this health crisis is affecting students and families in different ways. We understand that some of our students are caring for family members or taking on additional responsibilities during this situation. We also understand that in some cases internet access is limited and that each home environment is unique. Therefore our digital learning efforts are being provided to assist with learning during this cancellation, but they will not be used in a punitive manner and will not hurt student’s final grade determinations. This health crisis has many unknown variables, and is stressful to varying degrees in homes. As a school system we want to provide support for families during this time, rather than add to their stress.
Climate & Weather
This lesson comes from Once Upon an Earth Science Book by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen. Students explore how heat from the Sun drives weather like wind and hurricanes. Students also explore the specific heat of water and its importance in weather related phenomena. The lesson includes some brief reading and writing activities. Students can view YouTube videos of the experimental parts of the lesson. The lesson plan is linked here: Fury in the Water Lesson Plan.
Georgia Virtual School
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Wednesday, March 18th, 3-4:30pm
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