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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This week my class has been doing snail experiments (see previous blog 'Snail Experiments'). My conclusion for that experiment was that extended exposure to light (or lack of) does not affect the snails preference over lighter or darker colors. I think this because when we tested the snails, after being exposed to constant light for 20 minutes they chose light colored paper, plus after being in total darkness for 20 minutes, they still chose the lighter colored paper. An inaccuracy that may have happened is that the blacked out box that we put the snails in may have not been completely black and there may have been a few spots where light was able to get through.
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.