Quick Science Update

Dear Parents,

First, here’s to hoping that you are well and happy as we move into the end of September and beginning of October! Track out is around the corner and I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t looking forward to it! I’m sure you are, too.

Second, here’s a few things happening in science:

We have moved into our study of matter. Specifically, we’ve been talking about the characteristics of matter and the structure of matter this week. We also began a short lab experience designed to introduce kids to density — one of the characteristic properties of matter. The kids usually dig our matter unit because there are lots of short, hands on experiences that go along with the concepts. To learn more about what is covered in the unit, you can look at this unit overview sheet.

I am making short review videos for our units. You can find them posted online here. The videos come out between two and three times a week and they are designed as a refresher of things that we have been studying in class. Consider checking the site out if you want to know more about the science that your kids are learning — and have your kids check them out if you want them to get a quick review of what they’ve been learning in class.

Hope this helps,

Bill Ferriter