Students did very well on their final test for our Sun, Moon and Planets unit. I have already graded them and gave them to their teachers.
We are moving on to our next area of study: Mixtures and Solutions. I will be sending home a letter in the Eagle Express detailing this new unit. Here is a short summary of what they will be doing next week:
Students will make mixtures of water and solid materials and separate the mixtures with screens and filters. They then find that water and salt make a special kind of mixture, a solution, which cannot be separated with a filter but only through evaporation. Students are then challenged with a problem: how to separate a mixture of three dry solid materials. The investigation concludes with students going outdoors to see what natural materials make solutions with water.
Have a wonderful weekend.