Assalmu Alykom dear parents,
As you know we had our science workshop yesterday (Monday, April 7th, 2014.)
Students have really enjoyed it, Alhamdulillah. They have also learned many things while doing some hands-on activities. They rotated through the five centers trying and taking notes of 5 different simple machines.
The scientist was really satisfied with their good level, and said that they are "very knowledgeable" Mashallah!
I will be conferencing with students this week in shallah. You might ask them questions about simple machines. (How many simple machines are there? what are they? what is an inclined plane? what is a pulley? what is a lever? what is a screw? what are wheels and axles? what is a wedge? can you give me some examples of tools that use some of these simple machines?...)
As soon as we're done from conferences, we'll start a new unit in sha'Allah: Matter; (Solids, liquids, and gases)
Students will identify the properties of matter. They will also be able to identify the different types of matter in their environment. They will gain knowledge through explanation and exploration.This is important to students to incorporate scientific terms and knowledge into their daily independent explorations. Students will also be able to understand that everything in their environment is a type of matter and possess specific properties. Students will be able to build on this basic knowledge to gain more understanding in science as they continue to learn.
Jazakom Allah khairan,