This week students discussed probability. They looked at chance processes through experiments or situations they knew which outcomes were possible. Students understand that probability is part: whole ratios and can be expressed as fractions, decimals or percents. They also understand that the probability of an event can be expressed in terms of impossible, unlikely, equally likely, likely, or certain and also as a number between 0 and 1. They worked on two concepts in probability of an event: experimental and theoretical. They were able to give similarities and differences between the two concepts.
Math ISAT Thursday, May 5th 10:50-12:50 Please make sure your child is well rested, has a full belly and is at school so we don't have to do make-ups.
Students are continuing to produce amazing results from their workouts! The workouts are not easy and I truly appreciate the effort they are putting forth. They are getting stronger everyday; physically and mentally.
In health, we are continuing the reading of Chew On This. We have learned about the advertising and marketing schemes that fast food restaurants use on children and had a class discussion on whether or not that was right or not.
We also are learning the secret to french fries! From the fields of potatoes to the carton of fries you get at a restaurant...what happens during the entire process?
Garden Work Party: This Sunday, May 1 from 10 -11 am
Audubon Society Bird Walk: Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve 10 -12 Sunday, May 15th
I can explain what is meant by half-life.
I can use half-life to estimate the age of a rock.
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This week students explored different types of population growth by analyzing population data from a wide variety of organisms. Students graphed the data, then made predictions about which organisms matched each data set or graph. Students will be analyzing the organism they are researching to determine the type of growth pattern it displays. In addition, students had some time this week to work on gathering background research for their topic. The next few weeks will involve a bit of flexible planning as we work with the ISAT schedule. Science ISAT tests will take place on May 12th.
Visual Art with Ms. Newstadt
7th Grade artists have been using observation drawing and color theory to create their own color wheels on enlarged eyes as a review and introduction to a unit on Identity.
Field Trip, Boise Art Museum, Tuesday, May 3, 10:15am-12:15pm., to view Adonna Khare's wonderful and wild animal drawings~please email email@example.com if you are willing to chaperone. Thanks!