Category Archives: science

Solids, Liquids, and Gases

This week in Primary we have been talking about matter. Matter is anything that takes up space, and it can present in several states. We discussed the three most familiar states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas. Using a hula hoop, … Continue reading

Posted in McGuffey, Primary, science, Uncategorized

Fall is Here!

Our next season has arrived–fall! We noticed that many of us brought a sweater or light jacket to school today. The temperature is getting colder! Over the next stretch of time we will be observing that changes that we see … Continue reading

Posted in Primary, science

Planting the Garden in Lower Elementary

  A handful of students in Lower Elementary planted their classroom’s gardens yesterday. This was part of a combined Science and Practical Life unit that has been ongoing for the past month, and has seen students selecting which seeds they … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, outside, practical life, science

Learning About Balance in MindUP

  Students in Lower Elementary have a lesson in their MindUP curriculum every Wednesday in place of Specials (Art, Music, and PE). The MindUP curriculum teaches the latest scientific information about the brain to offer strategies for helping students to … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, science

Learning About Fish in Primary

Students in Primary recently continued their exploration of the animal kingdom by discussing fish. They used a fish skeleton to see that fish are vertebrates, with a clearly defined backbone. They saw that fins help a fish balance, steer, and stop. They observed metal discs in … Continue reading

Posted in Primary, science

Lower Elementary Learns About the Movement of Earth

In Science, our Lower Elementary students have been studying the ways that earth (lowercase e) can be moved by natural phenomena. Recently they talked about how wind can move earth, and they also watched a Bill Nye video on how the earth’s … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, science

Examining the Cardiovascular System in the Upper Unit

The students in our Upper Unit had a chance to dissect pig hearts and lungs last week as part of their study of the circulatory system. After exploring the heart and lung system as a whole, students examined and dissected heart structures such … Continue reading

Posted in Middle School, science, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Spiders, crustaceans, worms, and more!

In Primary, we have been exploring animals that don’t have backbones, but aren’t insects. Animals as diverse as jellyfish, coral, sponges, horseshoe crabs, lobsters, mites, ticks, spiders, starfish, worms, centipedes, snails, slugs and millipedes are also invertebrates. They’re having fun … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, McGuffey, Primary, science

Primary Students Learn About Tardigrades

Last week Primary received a visit from the Upper Unit science teacher, Susie! She came to talk to them about tardigrades, also known as water bears. These microscopic creatures are one of the most resilient forms of life on Earth. Because they are … Continue reading

Posted in Primary, science

Tiny Life

This unit of Science really takes some imagination! Last week Primary students were talking about the living things that exist that we can’t even see. Just in time for cold and flu season, they talked about viruses and bacteria. While some of … Continue reading

Posted in Primary, science