It's always nice when we have a visitor in class. This week, Officer Eller stopped by during one of our labs. While half the class was working on a Lab Practical, the other half was working on dimensional analysis. Students were helping each other with the math as well as reading various pieces of lab equipment. Splitting up the class this way leads to smaller learning groups, giving students an opportunity to get more one-on-one assistance - even from the School Resource Officer.
In science, collaboration is key. Science involves scientists working together to find answers to questions. In here, we do the same. We work with a partner during the week to help master new concepts. We quiz each other, motivate each other, and collaborate. In labs, we work in small groups to conduct an investigation. We share our data and critique each other's work. Check out what we did this week in groups. Also, meet Chewy - our pet chinchilla.