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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For the 2006-07 school year this blog is no longer the 6th grade Science and Social Studies blog. This used to be the blog description:
In Science this year we will study three major units. We will learn about Earth Science by studying volcanoes and plate tectonics since we start off the year by visitng Mt. Saint Helens when we spend a week at Camp Cispus in Randle, WA. Then we learn Physical Science through an STC/MS Energy, Machines, and Motion Kit. Finally, we end the year by learnning about Life Science and the Environment through our Water Quality Project.
In Social Studies this year we are concentrating our study to the Western Hemisphere by learning about Latin America and Canada. We started the year by reviewing mapping skills and we even used GPS's to learn about latitude and longitude. Then we worked on a Aztec, Maya, and Inca Webquest. We learned about dias de los muertos. After that we focused on a Latin America Project that culminated in our Market Day celebration. We also learn about the Panama Canal as we visit the Ballard Locks to see an actual locks system in action. Finally, we will do our Canadian Vacation project, which culminates in our Victoria field trip. Lots of fun!
Now I'm going to try something new and have my 8th grade classes blog.
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.