Here’s What’s Happening in Science

Dear Parents,

Here’s a couple of quick updates about what’s been happening in science:

We are continuing to work our way through our energy unit. Specifically, we finished discussing the way that light works and moved into a quick study of how sound works. Students have learned about the similarities and differences between sound and light, have learned about amplitude and frequency, and have learned how density changes the speed of sound.

Next, we will move into a quick study of wave parts. It’s probably the hardest part of our unit because it is full of all kinds of picky vocabulary words. That should take us about three or four class periods — at which point, our energy unit will be over.

From there, we move into a study of the Lithosphere — looking at Earth’s layers and the rock cycle and the reasons for earthquakes.

Hope this helps,
Bill Ferriter