This week students were looking at scale and its relationship to ratio and proportion. They were able to change the size of an image. They started out with a drawing of a picture and scaled it from centimeters to inches. Students also can differentiate between two images that are the same shape and discuss the difference of dimensions using scaled factoring. We also discussed that in order to construct triangles there are conditions to follow. Students looked at side lengths and sums of angles. Please remind your child that if they want to re-assess they may use Sage Time to ask questions and practice. They may any time after they complete the re-assessment form, make corrections, show additional practice, have a parent signature, and meet with me. Students have until March 10th to re-assess.
Conditions of Triangles
Fitness/Health with Stelzner
Fitness this week was tough! It was a 'welcome back to fitness' week. Students are continuing to keep track of all of their workouts in their notebooks so they can put their parents and/or siblings through the workouts when they are finished with fitness!
We are continuing our work with the book Chew On This. We finished up the chapter on Meat and have had some wonderful conversations about the 'fault' of America's obesity problem, the rights of animals, and the power of knowledge.
Words Worth Knowing
- I can design and explain ways to minimize anthropogenic greenhouse gases
- I can explain how human and natural factors impact cycles of gases in the atmosphere (focused on nitrogen this week)
This week we wrapped up our investigation of the nitrogen cycle. Students were able to make many connections between our study of nitrogen in the atmosphere in science and their study of food production in English. By completing an ecological footprint, students were able to start analyzing how decisions we make each day impact not only carbon emissions, but ecological systems as well. We will continue building on these ideas in our ecology unit later this spring.
Resources to Expand your Knowledge
MIT Crowd Sourcing Site for Climate Change Mitigation
Carbon Footprint Calculator
Global Carbon Emissions
The Story of Stuff
Hummingbird Banding this Spring and Summer (email jessicaPollock@boisestate.edu ) or Check the Intermountain Bird Observatory Facebook Page
Golden Eagle Audubon Society family bird walk: March 13th, Sunday at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve from 9am - 11am. For more information contact Mrs. Gnojewski.