It is time to figure out how all the body systems fit into one tiny little body. Click on the link below to learn how to make proper incisions while dissecting a frog. You must fill out the pre-lab inorder to participate in the dissection lab.
6th Grade has been hard at work learning about Ancient Mesopotamia! We spent a long time researching various parts of Ancient Mesopotamian society and then writing an essay to present what we learned. Later on we will be presenting a visual aid to support our research… stay tune!
While studying about this ancient culture we learned about how they made bricks out of the materials they had; water and dirt! In science class we’ve been learning about the importance of water and waters four properties: solvent, metobolite, lubricant, and temperature regulator. We used water as both a solvent and a lubricant to make the bricks and clean up after ourselves.
We asked: How did the Mesopotamians use the scientific Method to determine which material make the best bricks?
First, we mixed together water and dirt to make the mud bricks. We packed the mold full just like the Ancient Mesopotamians did, then we used water as a lubricant to easily free the mud brick from the mold. We repeated the steps for the plaster and rock mixture. Finaly, let the bricks bake in the sun for three days just like the Mesopotamians.
According to our data what materials made the best bricks?
What did you learn about making bricks?
What would you suggest doing differently next time?
We are going to begin our new unit on the basic building blocks of life… CELLS!!! We will be starting our BIG CELL PROJECT ,so get your creative juices flowing. You will have an opporunity to create both a plant and animal cell out of everyday items, it can even be edible! Our Due date is Tuesday October 1st and it is worth 75 points! So get them done early and save yourself the stress.Here are some ideas from the past.
This is the maden voyage of Ms. Byars’ Classroom blog. You are now all official bloggers. YOU are responsible for the content of the site, and for contributing to the ideas of others. This site can be seen all over the world! So this means that whatever you say can be seen around the world. That means make every work count!
1. How would you want someone to respond to your post?
2. What rules should we have when responding to others?