Conferences

23- *Conferences, after school from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
24- *Conferences, all day on November 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m..
25-27- No School- Thanksgiving holiday

* Students are encouraged to attend their 5th grade conferences.  Although conferences will not be student-led like in middle school, I would like to discuss learning goals with both parents and students.

SCIENCE FAIR SCHEDULE
Science Fair Portal

Part 4 due Monday, November 23
Analysis and Conclusion:
A: Analysis- this includes your data displayed in tables and graphs in final draft form and a written explanation of what your data shows.  What story does your graph tell?
B: Conclusion- include a graph that shows data from both your hypothesis as well as the actual results from your analysis. Explain whether or not the hypothesis is supported by your analysis. Compare and contrast your hypothesis and analysis.
Part 5 due Tuesday, December 1
Display Board Completed- Go to the Science Fair Portal for ideas on how to organize and enhance your displays.
SCIENCE FAIR Thursday, December 10

SYSTEMS THINKING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT
Tools: Mind map, iceberg model, behavior-over-time graph, connection circle, causal loop diagrams, stock and flow diagrams,  ladder of inference (mental models)
Concepts:
Leverage, boundaries, delays, interdependence, change over time
Habits: A systems thinker…
looks for interdependencies, patterns, and trends, considers both short and long term consequences of actions, finds where unintended consequences emerge, monitors results and consistently re-aligns actions as needed ” Successive Approximation”.

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