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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Our experiment on brine shrimp.
When we did our experiment to see which environment they grew best in, we concluded that the shrimp grew best in tap water and sugar water.
We believe this because everyday we checked the shrimp using a telescope and the two with the most cases of hatched shrimp and the most shrimp moving around were those two.
One of the ways we had error during this experiment was when we didn't have an accurate way of measuring the shrimp so some had more or less than other tubes.
While doing this I observed that the shrimp in the sugar water tube tended to float around in the center of the tube while in the others they all went around the bottom, and they all tended to group together.
I under stood why the shrimp liked to be together because it is a small fishes instinct to group together so that they were bigger appearing so predators dont attack them.
Why did the shrimp grow best in tap water with CHLORINE in it, wouldn't they die? Or sugar water opposed to salt water their natural environment they are born to live in.
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.