RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Claim. Evidence. Reasoning.
Next week we will continue our study of the Hydrosphere by looking at water as a natural resource by asking the question "Where does our water come from?". The kids will construct an explanation about a surprising phenomenon: the existence of liquid freshwater... underground!
As a reminder our 9th annual S.T.E.M. Night will be on Thursday, February 28 from 5:30 - 7:00. This is a FREE event and will have lots of fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Sonic will be catering and you can come and go as you please. Don't miss out on this fantastic family event!
MONDAY (Tuesday): M2 "Faucet"
FRIDAY: Weekly Wrap Up
*Graded assignments are in red.
This week we will begin our study of the HYDROSPHERE! The hydrosphere refers to all the water on planet Earth: Oceans, Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, etc. In fact, the hydro is greek for “water”. We will learn about how much water is in the world, water as a natural resource, the water cycle, and natural disasters & engineering related to water!
TUESDAY (Wednesday): Geosphere Quiz / M1 "Water World"
This week we continue our study of the Geosphere (land) by learning about convections currents and the theory of plate tectonics. We will also do a lab on "Pangea", Tsunamis, and learn how humans can help protect the geosphere through soil conservation and preventing erosion.
MONDAY (Tuesday): Geospheres - Convection Currents Demo / Pangea Puzzle
WEDNESDAY (Thursday): Geospheres - Tsunami in a Bottle / Protecting the Geosphere
FRIDAY: Geospheres - Quiz 1
Next week we are starting a BRAND NEW UNIT titled "The Watery World". We will study all the "spheres" of Earth including the Geosphere (land), Hydrosphere (water), Atmosphere (air), and Biosphere (life). We'll learn about how these spheres interact and how humans can use science ideas to protect the Earth!
MONDAY (Tuesday): Geospheres - Dust Bowl Disaster / Bill Nye / Layers of Earth
WEDNESDAY (Thursday): Geospheres - Convection Currents Demo / Pangea Puzzle
FRIDAY: Geospheres Videos