1.5: October 1-5

Important Dates
10.12 Statewide Inservice Day- No School
10.16 Bull Run Watershed Field Trip, 9:00-3:00
10.17 Two hour late opening

 

Integrate rather than segregate.

This week in…
Math
Investigation 3: Moving Between Fractions and Decimals
3.1 Making Smaller Parts: Using Tenths and Hundredths
3.2 Making Even Smaller Parts: Place Values Greater Than Hundredths
3.3 Decimal Benchmarks
3.4 Moving From Fractions to Decimals
3.5 Ordering Decimals
Writing
Memoir – strong endings, peer revisions, peer editing, and final draft
Humanities
Omnivore’s Dilemma
Part One- The Industrial Meal
Chapter 7: Fat From Corn
Chapter 8: The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Chapter 9: My Fast Food Meal
Systems Thinking
Positive Change Project ideas and criteria discussed
Green Team work time- groups will discuss possible visions for their projects
Permaculture- Ethics and Principles to help guide Green Teams
Science

Aquaponics
1. Zero waste system beginning with food waste from cafeteria to feed black soldier fly larvae
2. Black soldier fly larvae to feed fish and produce leachate to feed plants in garden
3. The role of fish: production of ammonia to feed bacteria called nitrosonomas
4. The role of bacteria nitrosomonas to feed on ammonia, waste becomes nitrites
and feeds bacteria called nitrobacter
5. the role of bacteria nitrobacter is to feed on nitrites, waste becomes nitrates
6. The role of plants: consumers of nitrates to purify water for fish

Science Fair
Getting started: independent variable, dependent variable
1. The Question, Hypothesis, hypothesis graph, background information
2. Setting up a science journal to record observations and data
3. Practical application: What “real world problem” does my project solve