It has been a busy couple of weeks in our Coyote Classroom.
The students had the opportunity to observe a lesson from Geography on Laws of Likes and Dislikes. This lesson is linked with the Creation Story we talked about in the beginning of the year. It is about how some particles came together and others did not, which is the direct cause to have various Particles and Chemicals on Earth.
Some particles come together
To have a better understanding of these concepts, we showed the students a series of experiments one after the other. It became clear to the students that when putting substances together, it gives the impression of solutions. When mixing dry substances and liquids, they come together, which is an impression of suspension. Also, they got to observe how an emergence of an insoluble solid came about by combining solutions which is called precipitation.
These simple and fun experiments introduce various physical and chemical changes, such as mixtures, compound, saturation, super saturation and crystallization. These experiments are also geared towards prepare for future lab work.
In Biology, students were shown through various experiments on how roots follow the direction where the water is. Using a glass baking pan, soil, toothpicks and water, we were able to demonstrate over a period of time how roots follow the water source and move. Additionally, we experimented with roots moving around objects as well, mainly with rocks.
In history, our older children received a technical lesson called The Clock of Eras. With this lesson, we were able to review three of our main lessons that were given in the beginning of the year. This lesson allows the students to look at the lesson on the Black Strip in a different light.
The Black Strip was presented in a linear perspective with a dramatic approach. With the Clock of Era lesson, we have all of the time the Earth has been in existence placed into a face of a 12 hour clock. This lesson also talks about the Archaic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic and Neozoic Areas.
In this chart, the clock is divided into 12 hours. Formation of the crust starts at zero hours then by the time we arrive to Cenozoic Area it has taken 11 hours 59 minutes and 45 second. The students were shocked to see that in caparison to the rest of the Eras, humans have only have been on this earth for 15 seconds!
We hope everyone will have a wonderful weekend.
Mr.Denis, Mr.fernando and Ms. Lucy