"The reward of a thing well done is having done it."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Interested in science?
Want to learn more than what is taught in class?
Excited about a topic we don't cover this year?
What are you waiting for?
Think PAL & SDL
T/E students completed a PAL project in 4th grade and SDL in 6th grade.
Think back to the process of being a self-directed learner.
Choose a topic.
Ask questions about the topic.
Research the answers.
Science is all around us
“I spent the summer traveling; I got halfway across my back yard.” ~ Swiss naturalist Jean Louis Agassiz,
Slow down and spend some time observing the world all around you.
Have you ever watched a spider spinning a web?
Squirrels trying to get into a bird feeder?
Hone those observation skills!
Like technology? Take something we are learning (or another science topic) and create something using an app or many of the powerful Web 2.0 tools available.
Discovery: Young Scientist Challenge
Go over the rules and requirements with your parents.
Math and science are good buddies.
Excel is a powerful tool that is awesome for computation, creating charts & graphs, organizing data, and more!
Computer science is a field that is in high demand of people that can write computer programs.
There are tons of tutorials, games, and other sources where you can learn the basics.
or join Mr. P's coding club in the winter.
Use the Scientific Method to conduct SAFE experiments on your own.
Make sure you have parent supervision & permission.
There are tons of books and sites about doing science safely at home.
Do you cook at home?
Learn to make meals with your family and work on your measuring skills.
Check out the resources in the On-Line Textbook at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com.
We do not do all the chapters of every unit and only utilize 4 books in 6th grade.
Check out the sections and texts that interest you.
Library & Book Stores
There are many great resources for science in our own library.
You can also check out your local public library or a book store.
There is a great deal you can learn from B.O.O.K.S.
The World Wide Web
The internet is a tremendous source of information (and just as much misinformation).
Watch out for The Tree Octopus!
Like the rest of the internet, sites like Youtube can be a great resource.