How can some animals see in the dark? - May 12, 2022
In this lesson, students delve further into the workings of the eye, exploring the function of their iris and pupil. In the activity, Pupil Card, students add a smaller pupil to the eye model that they created in the previous lesson. Then they observe how the changing size of the pupil controls how much light enters the eye.
How far can a whisper travel? - March 30, 2022
In this lesson, we learned about the connection between sounds and vibration. In the activity, "Paper Cup Telephone", we made telephones using cups and string. We then modify the design of our telephones using different types of supplies to see if they can improve the sound quality.
Introduce to How We Use a Microscope - March 17, 2022
In this lesson, we were introduced the different parts of a microscope and how to use them. We also practiced focusing on prepared slides and drawing them to scale and with accuracy. We also use different levels of microscopes that uses a mirror for a light source, fixed lens, with compound magnification.
We got to meet "Dash" the Robot Today! Coding can be challenging but we had so much fun figuring out with the help of our friends and Ms. Chen!
Enrich LA - Garden Ranger on Campus - Feb. 10, 2022
Mx. Camille taught our 4th Grade scientists about Earthworms. Students were able to do use magnifying glasses to observe the different parts of an earthworm. They also observed the different stages of an earthworm's development!
Snowman STEAM Challenge - Dec. 16, 2021
Today we learned about two different kinds of lava..."thick lava" and "thin lava" with Ms. Chen in the Maker Space. - Dec. 9, 2021
We were able to conduct experiments with both types of lava. From our experiment, we were able to conclude that thick lava will from cone shaped volcanoes because it is slower moving and it ends up building on itself and creates the height of the volcano. We also concluded that "thin lava" will form shield volcanoes because they spread out more quickly, creating a flatter shape.
Field Trip to Santa Monica Mountains
By Denisse Some interesting facts that we learned during the field trip were that mule deer eat acorns! Also, birds like scrub jays eat acorns too! We also learned that if you respect a rattlesnake it will respect you! That represents that the rattlesnake is not aggressive unless you are to forward with them. Something else is that the red-legged from is endangered but is better now.
California Regions - National Parks
Ms. Bilovsky's 4th Grade Class Owl Pellet Dissection Virtual Field Trip with LA Zoo on Oct. 11, 2021