This eclectic edition of my blog will contain images from our busy weeks between Thanksgiving and the Christmas break. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders are busy readying the final steps for their ScienceEXPO experiments. Our fifth grade students are almost finished with their ecosystem projects and will soon begin constructing their biome models on the Middle School floor near the elevator.
Enjoy the pictures of our very active students and I wish you all the very best this holiday season...Merry Christmas!
The 5th Grade collaboratively researched organisms to make an accurate and intricate food web that included producers, 1st order, 2nd order and 3rd order consumers, including some apex predators, as well as decomposers. It was very well done!
On Pajama Day, which raised funds for CHOP, the 5th Grade measured how energy is passed along from producers to 3rd order consumers in a pond ecosystem. Obviously, they were very chill that day!
The 7th Grade investigated the difference between osmosis and diffusion across a selectively permeable membrane in the lab as they continued their study of how cells work.
The 8th Grade used their "Smarties" to practice electron orbital loading as they worked on atomic structure and why elements are located on the Periodic Table where they are.
Grade 6 researched the Earth's Major Systems and worked collaboratively to create infographic posters on the interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere.
They were also busy with school-wide service projects and leading an Advent prayer service for the entire community...well done!
The entire student body, faculty, and staff are supporting The Providence Center, a Holy Child Mission, this holiday season and the 7th grade wrote this jingle to raise awareness here at HCA about the project...click on the link below to see them in action!
Remember, skills are built, not born. Keep working hard!
Merry Christmas to all!