• Seahorse Science 2016-17 (Mr. Jablonski)

    Instructor: Jablonski, S.

    To contact me: sjablonski@westerly.k12.ri.us

    "I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

    "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently"- Henry Ford

    "Science is the following of your fascinations and curiosities and then finding a useful application for them." -Benjamin Franklin

    Here's what we are studying: (For more detail please look at "Files" weekly wrap-ups below)
    1. Living Systems- This module has four investigations that focus on systems as the unit of study.  The idea of systems is a cross-cutting concept that pervades all science.  In this unit, students think about systems on different scales learning about:
    • Nutrient and transport systems within an organism that moves matter and provides energy to the individual organism
    • Feeding relationships in ecosystems that move matter among plants, animals, decomposers and the environment.
    • How plants get the materials they need growth primarily from water and air and that energy in animals food was once energy from the Sun
    • How human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life can have a major effects on these systems. 
    In this hands-on kit, students investigate, discover and write about the concepts mentioned above contributing to their understanding of the cross-cutting concepts of patterns, scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models and energy and matter. Finally, the many experiences offered will provide students with critical science concepts, skills and attitudes. 
    2. Science in the News- Using various forms of media including: Super Science, National Geographic, newspaper articles, NEWSELA.com articles and TED talks, students gain exposure to current science topics enabling them to read, write and discuss them.

    3. Literature Connection- Students are listening to the chapter book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen which allows for literary connections to science content, discussion, modelled fluency and expression, summarizing opportunities and data- based neuroscience necessary "brain breaks".

    4. Quote of the Day- Students read, discuss and connect, the character quotes included in the book, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts to science topics, the field of science and school-wide P.B.I.S. rules.



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