The 5th through 8th-grade students have a wonderful opportunity to partake in the 2019 "You Be The Chemist Challenge". All students will take the qualifying (40 questions) exam during regular class time administered by their Science teachers on January 25th. To prepare for the content of the competition the Chemical Education Foundation has provided the study materials and additional resources. The winners of the qualifier round will proceed to the next level, the local competition, which will be held at St. Cajetan’s School, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. If you or your students have any questions regarding the study materials or the competition, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We know time is short to study and complete the qualifier, but this is just to see who will move on. The students who move on will have plenty of time to study for the local competition.
Even though it is a short week, the 7th graders will be continuing learning about plant and animal survival. Tuesday they will be Potting their plants and picking an independent variable that will still allow the plant to grow. They will be responsible for trying to keep their plant alive for the rest of the unit. Wednesday and Thursday they will be creating an infographic on endangered species of their choice. The 8th graders will be presenting their slideshows and experiments on the layers of the atmosphere. On Thursday, they will learn about how Humans can impact and change the current water cycle and atmosphere. They will have a quiz the following week.