Octopus Stew!

This week we have been learning about the sound of letter Oo.  So, on Friday we made a big pot of Octopus Stew!  As you can see, everyone LOVED it!  Sorry I couldn’t get a picture of everyone.  A lot of the boys and girls had already eaten it before I could get there.  Oh well, I’m just happy they enjoyed it!

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Science Fair

If you are participating in Evangelical School’s Science Fair, please click here or go to the Parents section of our website and look under Documents in order to view/download the Science Fair Handbook.

Science Fair will be held on November 16-17, 2017 here at Evangelical School.  Projects need to be brought in on the morning of the 16th to the New Kitchen.  There will be signs on the door letting you know what space has been reserved for your project.  Some projects will be on the stage in the gym.

Judging will take place throughout the day on the 16th and 17th.  Ribbons will be placed on each project sometime before the assembly on Monday, November 20th at 9:00 AM.  During the assembly, each student who participated will get a certificate.

Science Club

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Science Club is for Honor Roll students in 6th through 8th grades.  They meet usually on the first and third Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM.

The second meeting of the month is for the club members to engage in some kind of enrichment activity.  This could be an experiment, engineering challenge, or learning game that either extends what has been or will be covered in science class or adds to the curriculum in some way.  Examples of things done include Mentos and soda, making hot air balloons, crystal growing, chemical reactions, and many more.

The first meeting of the month is for club members to watch some sort of educational movie or show that has science at its core.  During this meeting, snacks are allowed  and we usually try to discuss what we have seen at the end if time allows.

Science Club tries to take a few special field trips during the year.  These are on weekends and require parent chaperones/drivers for most destinations.  Club members can count on going to the City Museum during the Holidays and to Chicago for a day in May.

Parents/guardians can support Science Club by providing snacks for the movie meeting, being a chaperon for a field trip, and by encouraging their child to attend the meetings.

 

Here is the list of meetings this year:

  • October 8th and 22nd
  • November 5th and 19th
  • December 3rd and 17th
  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th and 18th
  • April 1st and 15th
  • May 6th and 20th

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Easter is almost upon us.  May the love and peace that Christ brings be with you and yours this Easter!  Christ is risen indeed!

This month we will be doing the Terra Nova tests.  Please do your best if you are a test taker and if you are not a test taker, help them out by making sure they get enough rest, get enough good food, and encouragement so they can do their best.

Now that it is April, we are really getting close to the end of our school year.  Please remember though, that the year isn’t over yet!  We have many other things we need to accomplish before we are done.  Please don’t check out on me yet.

This month in Science, the 7th graders will be finishing up their Astronomy section.  We have visited the Planetarium in St. Louis, made models of our solar system, learned about the interactions between our planet, the moon and the sun, and now we are going to learn about the rest of the universe (galaxies, stars, nebulae, etc.)  Coming soon, the much anticipated rocket unit!

8th graders are learning about the Periodic Table and how different elements react with each other.  They are doing a visual report on an element and will soon be learning about the different kinds of chemical bonds.

Here is my student of the month:

April:

Hallie

NAME:  Hallie

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL: 11

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S):  Science

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:  Drawing, Sports, and Listening to Music

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:  Listening

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?:  Engineer or Manager

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:  I have three crazy siblings.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “Do unto others as you would have done to yourself.”

 

 

Science is a tool to help solve the questions of who, what, where, when, and how.  Faith and religion are the realm of the most important question, why.

7th Grade Science at Evangelical is Earth Science and Astronomy.  We use the CPO Science curriculum with integrated lab equipment.

8th Grade Science at Evangelical is Physical Science.  As with Earth Science, we follow the CPO Science curriculum.  www.cposcience.com

All materials are in digital format and make the  use of Chromebooks ideal!  Evangelical students engage in laboratory experiences regularly that challenge their thinking skills as well as foster cooperative learning.

 

I am again having 6th-8th grade Science Club on the first and third Mondays of each month.  The first meeting of the month we will watch something educational about science.  If you would like to donate snacks and/or drinks for those meetings, I would really appreciate it.  The second meeting of the month is about doing some kind of activity/lab that we might not normally do as part of the regular curriculum.  

Here is the list of meetings this year:

  • April 1st and 15th
  • May 6th and 20th

 

Want to keep up with the latest science around the world?  Check out www.sciencedaily.com

 

DWP will continue to play a role in our lessons in science.  (Every DWP skill is absolutely essential to understanding and working with science.)

We will be doing lots of labs and investigations, we will watch videos, play games, and have fun gaining knowledge of how our universe works!