The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II

The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Best Plane EVER!

Last Week

5th, 6th, and 7th grades studied about how we get scientific
Osamu Imamura places a paper airplane in a
wind tunnel. His plan? To launch this plane
from space!
knowledge. They learned how and why we form new hypothesis and come up with new scientific ideas. As a lab, the students are working on a long-term project of testing airplanes to see which types flies the farthest.

Next week, we will be completing our experiment, looking at our result, and sharing our procedure with other classes to get consensus on our findings. 

This mosquito is trapped in amber. It may
actually have fed on dinosaurs!
8th Grade studies fossils! We talked about how fossils are formed and made our own "fossils" using Play-Doh. This lesson was important in understanding the proof behind the theory of evolution. 

Next Week
Dyson claims that its vacuum cleaners
are superior. Can we prove it?
5th, 6th, and 7th grades Will be finishing their paper airplane experiment. Can you help them by making air planes at home. What other questions can you think of that involve paper airplanes. We will also be studying and reviewing for our Unit 1 test. You can help by asking them questions about what they learned in this unit. 

8th  grade we will be learning about the geologic time scale and how we measure and record the age of the Earth and the life on it. 

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