6th Grade Integrated and 7th Grade Integrated Science
Crazy times, people. Crazy times. Information keeps changing by the hour, so I have not been updating anything. Next week, April 6, there will be lots more information coming.
Here are some pictures of the Act 56A Rainbow Lab where students tried to make rainbows simply using different salinities and temperatures of water. Very cool!
Be sure to check out the "Calendar Blog" page to the left for what's due, what we did on each day, and if there is any work to complete at home.
Activity-specific information may be posted in the calendar, or on the SEPUP Earth, Life, and Physical Science Links and Info pages. More general information, like online textbook information and Notebook information, is on the Resources page.
ParentVUE / StudentVUE Tips!
CHECK PARENTVUE to see how you child is doing in his/her classes. Here is the link to log in! Make sure you click on "Assignment View", not "Standards View". Toggle between the two in the upper right. It looks like this:
We live in earthquake country, and every minute that goes by is another minute closer to an eventual earthquake. Knowing that, even one step towards preparation is a step in the right direction. Be prepared - make a family plan and get together some emergency supplies. Go to www.ShakeOut.org for more information. Here are some places/links to get more information:
- American Red Cross
- Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
- Emergency Kit preparation from Ready.Gov
A nice resource is Planning for Resilience and Emergency Preparedness, or PREP. Loads of information in one place, and here's a video to explain it.
Finally, our own City of Portland's Bureau of Management is a fantastic resource. Make sure to check the BEECN tab for the local Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node nearest you!
Did you feel an EARTHQUAKE? Want to report it to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)? Use this link to do so! "Did you Feel It"
Keep informed of latest Science news by reading Daily Science. It's a great resource to see how Science plays out in daily lives. If interested, you can sign up daily e-mails, too. Click on the link to take you there!
Check out this awesome site from Engineer Girl! Some great information on a range of topics.
Another great resource for Stem for Girls!
7th Graders Observing Organisms
7th Grade Organism Student Work
Trout Fry Release Day
We participated in the Fish Eggs to Fry program through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. We received eggs on Feb 4 and released on Feb 27. These are pictures from release day! We had permission to release them in Benson Lake, just west of Multnomah Falls. I was just about to film the release of over 200 fry but the styrofoam cooler broke just as I started, so don't have a complete video. I managed to film the last few stragglers with my daughter. Enjoy pics below, and here's a link to all the photos and videos.