Mr. Gonzalez's Science Classes
We have three 6th grade Science classes and two 8th grade Science classes blogging here from the Pacific Northwest in Chimacum, WA! Sixth graders are learning a bit about Mt Saint Helens, environmental science through fresh water ecology, and physical science this year. Eighth graders are learning about life science this year. Please join us as we learn Science by exploring our world.
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Things that LiVE!!!
For me, defining things that live could be movement, pulse, breathing, multiplying.
Movement, such as the rise and fall of the chest of a dog, or-possibly- the splashing of a mermaids tail.:)
Pulse, the heart beat of a person you might hug, or even checking to see if a persons alive, the steady beat like a drum thriving in the veins of a panicking dove, held in your hands as you pet it's delicate soft chest with the back of your pointer finger.
Breathing, maybe the ragged breath of a bear when it's devouring the pray it took so long to catch, or the sneeze of you new kittin you got for your birthday, and the opening and closing of the gills of a fish, begging to be in the water again after a struggling catch.
Multiplying, such as rabbits that are in a cage together of the opposite sex. Rats that constantly kreep in the walls of your house, leaving waist everywhere and when they die, leaving the retchid gag-worthy smell. Flowers, even. Multiplying with the seed capsules that they release in the wind.
All of these sighns let me know that these things are living.
About the Blogger
I started my teaching career in South Central Los Angeles teaching in modified to full bilingual 4th and 5th grade classes. Then I moved to WA State where I have taught mainly 6th through 8th grade. I have enjoyed the culture clash but notice that kids are the same everywhere :o)
My areas of interest are science and technology but I also love studying ancient cultures and learning about different peoples and cultures.