Another year of exploration and learning!
I hope your summer was full of adventures, quiet solitude, plenty of messes and new discoveries. I'm so excited to meet our new students and hear all your stories. My summer was filled with a series of both wondrous and calamitous events, some expected and some not. Like Forrest Gump says, "Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get." I like to say that when I paddle, I prefer rivers to lakes because you never know what is around the next bend. It's always a surprise and keeps things interesting. So, welcome back! Let's continue to explore our world together...and what a wonderful world it is!
What a Wonderful World!
Welcome to Maggie's Science Connection!
Intermediates and Junior 3/4's - you will have your own pages which contain your reading assignments, interactive games, informative links, class notes and questions. I'll be making links to Google Classroom and we'll learn how to answer these questions on Google Docs. As we move through the topics, these pages will be updated.
Parents: You and your student may have questions about homework, class procedures & rules etc. Please go the your child's homepage (either Intermediate or Jr. 3/4) on this website and you will find most everything you need to know!
I also keep a blog (every now and then) for my farm and for all the organisms that Eagle students bring to the science room. Often these have links to more information.
I look forward to a great year!
This is one of my favorite quotes! You see, science is all about discovery. Don't be afraid to make mistakes - because they really aren't mistakes if you think about it. When a science-minded (a.k.a. an open-minded) person makes a claim, they will either look for evidence or create experiments to test their idea. Sometimes the evidence supports their hypothesis, and sometimes it doesn't. Either way, knowledge is advanced! Either way, you learn! So speak up! Make a claim! And we'll sort it out using the scientific method and the Language of Scientific Argumentation.
Lanquage of Scientific Argumentation
Why do you think that? I think that because.......
What are your reasons?
How do you know? I know this because........
What are you thinking? I think this because.......
What is your claim? My claim is............
What is your evidence? My evidence is.........
Science around town
Click on the image to find out about Science Expeditions on campus at any given time.