There is so much science happening in 4G! This week, we learned about waves. Students experimented with jump ropes to map out wave length and amplitude. We are keeping notes in our science journals. It's so exciting to see a scientist refer back to a former page of notes or experiment to support their scientific claims.

Our second experiment, involved creating a seismograph using chairs, a marker, and paper. Students set up three increasingly strong earthquakes to find the difference in wavelength and amplitude. They were not surprised to find that their predictions were correct - the bigger the earthquake, the bigger the waves.

Students then transitioned into their groups to construct a structure that hey thought would withstand an earthquake. All scientists were able to defend their designs as to flexibility as well as durability. As always, they did an incredible job presenting the information!

Students then transitioned into their groups to construct a structure that hey thought would withstand an earthquake. All scientists were able to defend their designs as to flexibility as well as durability. As always, they did an incredible job presenting the information!

In math, we have begun long division. So far, we have looked at the standard algorithm (how we learned), and at the end of the week, I introduced partial quotient division. The students enjoyed solving the division problems making good guesses at what numbers would add up to the dividend.