February 1

What’s the ‘Matter’ in our World?

Good morning and welcome back to in-person learning! It was so wonderful to see the students today, not just their heads with cool backgrounds, or minion avatars 😉

Today we will be launching our final Science task for our Matter unit, which will be an integrated project with Language Arts. Students will be exploring some real-world examples of changes in matter, and how those changes can have both positive and negative implications for our environment.

This will be a chance for students to demonstrate their understanding of physical and chemical changes, research skills (including writing a bibliography), media literacy knowledge, and oral presentation skills. In addition to doing their own research, both classes will also be watching the documentary, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet. If you have not yet seen this film (it’s on Netflix) I highly recommend it.

Although this will be an in-class assignment, please talk to your children about their work. Have a look at our slides and what is required of them. Over the next few weeks, here are some things you can discuss at the dinner table:

  • What issue have you chosen to explore for your science project?
  • What have you learned so far?
  • Did you know that…. (and share some of your own knowledge with them)
  • If you come across any articles that you think would be interesting to them, or our class, feel free to comment with the link below.


Posted February 1, 2021 by melissathompson in category 5A, 5B, Language Arts, Science

1 thoughts on “What’s the ‘Matter’ in our World?

  1. Bianca

    I think melting ice caps are really important to me because I don’t want any seals, polar bears or walruses to die.:(
    They are all so cute!:)
    I love this project and i think everyone in our class likes it, too.
    I think this project is a really good idea because
    You can be creative and it can make everyone else awhere
    of the problem.

    Reply

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