How does one mummify apples? The 6th graders found out this week as they studied Ancient Egypt in social studies. By using the scientific method, 6th graders researched about the mummifying process, gathered materials and formed a hypothesis. Math was integrated when we used only a 1/4 measuring cup to measure out different quantities of supplies and converting the new weights of the apples to a percentage as they dried out . The last step will be for students to write about what they learned from this experiment.
Cherry Creek had 170 students with perfect attendance-meaning 0 absences AND 0 tardies-for Term 1. They were able to celebrate this morning by having hot chocolate and donuts. This is SUCH an awesome accomplishment because attendance is one of Cherry Creek's biggest goals this year. Way to go Crocs-maybe we will have more for Term 2!
Students at Cherry Creek were fortunate to have Thomas from the Clark Planetarium visit today and teach all about science. He demonstrated air pressure, static electricity, tornado of fire and colors of stars using pyrotechnics! All the students were able to hold and pass around a very heavy meteorite. The 6th graders had even more time with him using clickers to answer questions about seasons and moon phases. #clarkplanetarium
Students in Mrs. Sumsion's 6th grade class just finished a guided reading book and completed book reports in class. Two students put their efforts together to make a board game and created trivia questions associated with the book with hand drawn game pieces and game board. They had a blast putting all their knowledge of the book together in a really fun way!