One the cool opportunities we have in 6th grade science, is the ability to study live specimens. One such specimen is Limbriculus. A blackworm that lives in aquatic ecosystems. Students learn how to handle and observe characteristics about their specimen from which they will make inferences about organism structure and function.
Here is a video of our specimens!
UPDATED December 2015
One of the many things I have found is that, there are just a LOT of resources (free and paid) that are available for screencasting. I find that as a current middle school science teacher and math teacher (and former high school teacher), the “whiteboard” style screencast is an effective tool for delivering content to students. As part of my “flipped classroom quest” I have kept a running record of the websites, software…etc. I have found useful. If they help, great! Check them out below! Continue reading
We love working with microscopes in class! Check out a sample of our work! The sample came from the class fish tank.
Well, I will get right to it. This week we are wrapping up some basic units in motion for 6th grade and The Atom for the 7th and 8th graders. As such, we are now transitioning and looking ahead to this year’s STEM Fair (formerly known as the learning fair). Please read through the grade level notes to find out Continue reading