Math with Miss Lail
This week students collected, organized, interpreted, and analyzed data. With the data students created box and whisker plots. They understand measures of center and were able to compare data. Students used the shape and spread of data using measures of variability and appropriate models to compare two random samples. There will be our last unit 4 assessment June 1st. Students also have an opportunity to improve their grade. Students can create a geometry project that demonstrates the relationships they find in the real-world to the geometry standards we went over this year. This is an assignment that needs to be completed outside of class. Again this project is completely optional!
Box and Whisker Plot
Visual Art with Ms. Newstadt
Students read and participated in academic conversation activities around an article on the Cubism art movement before creating their own mixed media synthetic cubist portraits. Students have been participating in critiques to describe, analyze, interpret, judge, and reflect upon their art and the artwork of others.
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski or Mr. Mercer
Learning Goals: I can identify how limiting factors impact populations. I can use data to identify the carrying capacity.
This week students explored how scientists can use technology to alter the genetic code of organisms. CRISPR/cas9 is a relatively new technique that uses genetic “scissors” to snip, change and/or replace a targeted section of DNA. This article discusses how this technique was used to create Beagles with excess muscle. In addition to wrapping up our exploration of genetics, students participated in a simulation illustrating how populations are impacted by limiting factors. Finally, students spent time collecting background information for their research projects due on June 2nd.
Articles to Learn More
Human Gene Editing Regulation https://www.sciencenews.org/article/human-gene-editing-research-gets-green-light
Gene Editing and Muscular Dystrophy in mice
Community Event: Join us this Sunday, May 22nd from 10am - noon in the garden behind the K-2 building. We will be pulling weeds, moving rock and soil, planting and setting the boxes for the barefoot walking path. Bring tools (some will be available), gloves and water. Hope to see you there.