In each century since the beginning of the world wonderful things have been discovered. In the last century more amazing things were found out than in any century before. In this new century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light. At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
~The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Chapter XXVII - In the Garden
This year's investigations will include the following:
1) The Wonderful World of Disney...oops...Science
3) Shield's Up!
The top notch scientists needs to have the following items in class every day:
We have NO text book & NO workbook. You have a binder that is divided into 2 sections. Section 1 is where you can keep handouts & Section 2 is entitled SCIENCE SPEAK. Science Speak is an on-going dictionary of science terms.
As long as there is cooperation in the classroom, science will be hands-on. In other words, instead of just reading & writing & listening about science, YOU will DO science. Experiments. Real scientific experiments like a real scientist using a real lab notebook (LNB for short).
Lab Notebooks stay in the science lab. If you don't finish or miss a lab you are responsible for completing all work. When possible, copies of labs are posted online with each science unit.
If there is a lack of cooperation in the classroom, science can be very different. It can be just reading & writing & listening about science...which in my opinion isn't as much fun & isn't really science. You choose!