Robot Revolution Block Party at MSI

The Jose de Diego and Sabin robotics team are participating in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s Robotic Revolution Block Party Sunday, Oct 11, 2015.

This is the 2nd year that Jose de Diego was invited to participate.  Last year Diego’s robotics team was honored as the only CPS middle school invited to participate with high school robotics teams.

Check out their robots as they play soccer and students show off their engineering and programming skills!  Then tour the Robot Revolution special exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

 

Homework

6th grade- Earth Model.  Students were given the shape (started as 4 circles which attach together).  You must put at least 2 facts per layer to achieve a level 3 “meets” expectations.  Adding more facts will earn you points toward a level 4 “exceeds.”  This project is due NO LATER than Friday.  Write your name and homeroom number on the world with the continents.  The facts can be on any part of the paper with that layer- For example, you do not have to write so tiny that it fits in the skinny area of the crust.

7th grade- variables sheet due Tuesday.  You will also get on Wed which will be due Thurs.

Quizzes: 7th grade Tuesday, Sept 29 and 6th grade Wed, Sept 30, 2015

7th grade-

Quiz Tuesday on Observation, Inference and Variables.  You will need to identify statements as observation or inference.  You will need to identify examples as one of the 3 kinds of variables: independent, dependent or control.  You will use examples from Dr. Goldberger’s pellagra experiment and from our sensitivity experiment (with the toothpicks).

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6th grade-

Quiz Wednesday on the structure of the Earth- layers, and formation of volcanoes.  You will need to label the layers of the earth and describe each layer.  For volcanoes you will need to match each type and describe how they form.  Volcano types include fountain, curtain and flow.

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School starts Tuesday, Sept 8 for CPS students

I hope you enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to the beginning of a new school year.  I will be joining Jose de Diego Community Academy as the 6th grade science teacher.

I am proud of all that my Irving STEM students accomplished over the last two years, and I wish you the best as you return to school next week.  Please feel free to contact me and tell me how you are doing.  You can use the contact button at the top of the page to send me an email.  If you decide you do not want to continue receiving email when an announcement is posted to this website, you may click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email.

CPS Invention Convention

Students who did especially well at our school Invention Convention were invited to the CPS level Invention Convention this Saturday at Clemente Community Academy.

Event Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
  • Location: Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
  • Public Transportation: Within walking distance of many public transportation options.
  • Bus – 49, 70, 52, 50, Train – 1 mile from Division and Damen Blue Line stops
  • Parking: There is a small lot on the southeast corner of Western and Division as well as street parking available.
  • Entry: Please enter the building doors on the north side of Division St (by the gyms).
  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, neighbors, etc. are all welcome to attend.

Event Day Timeline

  • Check In: Student check-in and setup will be from 8:15 AM-9:15 AM. Each student will receive an assigned judging time upon check-in at the event.
  • Judging: Judging will be in half hour increments from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM.
  • Awards: Awards will be from 12:15 PM-1:00 PM. All inventors MUST be present for the judging and the awards presentation to be judged and to be eligible for a prize. All members of a team must be present.

6th grade earthquake assignment

6th grade students need to finish their public service announcement about earthquakes.  It needs to include:

  •  What causes earthquakes?
  • What should a person do to be safe during an earthquake?
  • Why is it important for someone to know about earthquakes?  (Why should they pay attention to this announcement?)

 

This is the article you had access to in class about earthquake risk in the USA

 

6th grade Earthquake Public Service Announcement

6th grade students need to finish their public service announcement about earthquakes.  It needs to include

  • What causes earthquakes?
  • What should a person do to be safe during an earthquake?
  • Why is it important for someone to know about earthquakes?  (Why should they pay attention to this announcement?)

This is the article you had access to in class about earthquake risk in the USA