News from Mrs. Floyd's Class Room
5th-8th Math and Science
Busy, Busy, Busy!
Seventh and eighth graders really like "Kahoot," an internet based 'game' that allows me to get a clear picture of what they understand and they have a great time competing with each other.
Ramps and cars
Seventh and eighth graders can now explain the relationship to ramp height and speed. They also know how to make and interpret a speed graph.
Fifth and sixth graders are learning to saturate a solution and what that means. This is something they can try at home. With your permission, they can put as much sugar or salt into cold water as it will hold. If it is collecting on the bottom of a container it is saturated. If they heat the water, they will be able to add even more. When this solution cools, it is now super-saturated!
Seventh and eighth graders are still working on speed and making speed graphs and working on calculations for average speed and distance when speed and time is known. The tie-in with math is really a wonderful thing!