With parent-teacher conferences now underway, I am going to be posting each entry later on in the evening. There is a big literacy test tomorrow and Wednesday, administered over a two day period.
In science, we began the new unit (Force and Motion) by doing a warm-up. The basic question in the warm-up is whether or not magnetism depends on air to work. The answer is no, magnetic forces work anywhere.
Then, students were placed in their groups. Each group was given a magnet and a container with various items, some attracted to a magnet, some not. The task: test each item to see it it is attracted to the magnet or not. Then, fill out the chart in their science notebooks.