Science Update

Dear Parents,

First, thanks so much for all of your support during our busy week last week. We had almost 40 parents chaperone our field trip and another 60 who came to our Honors Assembly. It was a great turnout for both events — and it helped both events to be a success. We are grateful.

Second, here’s a few science updates:

Our Matter Unit is Finished: There will be a retest for our unit assessment on Tuesday, but we are moving on from that content.

Our Energy Unit is Starting: You can see the essential outcomes for this unit here. Students will be learning more about how light, sound and heat work. It’s an interesting unit to kids because we are surrounded by light, sound and heat all the time — but often, we don’t have a clear understanding of what they are or how they work.

Our First Area of Focus is Heat: During our energy unit, we will be starting with a study of how heat moves from one object to another. There are three ways this happens — through conduction, convection and radiation. This is the starting point for our Energy unit because we just finished talking about what happens to matter when it is heated at the end of our Matter unit.

Let me know if you have any questions,
Bill Ferriter