6 Green Times
Students being challenged in each class.
Science Mrs. Ryen
Weather in Science
Weather has been on our minds not just outside the classroom but inside the classroom too!
Students collected temperatures for the month of January and February and then took that data and created a line graph. They plotted both degrees celsius and degrees fahrenheit temperatures. They learned how to graph on graph paper as well as on the computer. They did a great job on their graphs!
Students also created games on atmosphere. It was a fun day circulating around the room to play different games students created. Some were on the computer while others were traditional board games. Students enjoyed learning while playing.
Classes also worked on a weather news cast where they researched the weather for our area and recorded themselves presenting this information as a meteorologist. It was interesting to see who wanted to be behind the scenes recording and who wanted to be in front of the camera.
Currently students are working on how air pollution affects our health, environment, vegetation, buildings, water and living things. They are also investigating ways to reduce air pollution.
Mrs. Olivieri-ELA NEWS
Mrs. Braddock Social Studies
Since the last newsletter great strides have been made in social studies class. We have identified the characteristics of a civilization, applied those characteristics to the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia and took a crash course in geography skills. This led us to an investigation into the geography of India and the most hospitable place for early people to settle upon arriving in the region.. Once, the Indus and Ganges River valleys became the most apparent place for early settlement our study led us to investigating the first cities that developed in the Indus River Valley. We asked," What can we learn about the daily life of these people? Can we consider these people a civilization?" From the archaeological evidence, we can see that they had advanced technology, and economic system involving trade, some sort of religious rituals. But, does this characterize them as a civilization? Only further analysis of the evidence will tell.
Next, we will look into the beginnings and beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism, the first empires of India and the many mathematical and scientific advances from the subcontinent of India.