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Miss Wilms' STEM classes

Miss Jean Wilms

Hoboken Catholic Academy
555 7th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
E-mail: jwilms@hobokencatholic.org

Grade 2 will again begin their STEM class cycle this week, The topics which will be covered are the water cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, transpiration. and respiration. The students will be able to explain the phases of the water cycle and describe what the water cycle does for the biosphere. 

We will be exploring the effects of warming in changing solids to liquids and the effect of this on molecular changes. The students will apply their knowledge of the content material to address a specific task called Evaporation Station. In this task, the students will be required to design a way to keep water from evaporating from a container. They will be asked to hypothesize the outcome based on what design they have created. It should be quite interesting to see what they come up with. The everyday materials which students can choose from to complete the task are aluminum foil, old fabric scraps, paper towels, plastic wrap, newspaper, paper or plastic cups, a washed out milk container, and water. The students must devise steps to prove their hypotheses.

Thus far, we have covered the steps involved with the water cycle. Students have received packets with content background information so they understand the principles when they perform the hands-on task.

The students have viewed age-appropriate videos to further explain this. They have completed a diagram for these principles.

Posted: 03/01/2019
  Mon. 3/4/19, Tues. 3/5/19 - Study for Test - What Do Fish Have To Do With Anything? on Wed. 3/6/19.    Start thinking how you would present a Powerpoint on a specific author.
Posted: 02/11/2019
 Monday, Tuesday - Test War of the Wall Wednesday 2/13/19  Tuesday - Test tomorrow  Wednesday, Thursday - Vocabulary Test Friday 1/15/19  Thursday - Vocabulary Test Unit 6 tomorrow
Posted: 02/04/2019
 Monday - Test on Amigo Brothers Wednesday 2/6/19  Tuesday - Test on Amigo Brothers tomorrow   Wednesday - Vocabulary Workshop pp. 85, 86, 87 for tomorrow.
Posted: 02/04/2019
 Monday - Test on Amigo Brothers Wednesday 2/6/19  Tuesday - Test on Amigo Brothers tomorrow   Wednesday - Vocabulary Workshop pp. 85, 86, 87 for tomorrow.
Posted: 01/10/2019
 Mon. 1/14/19 - Test The Three Century Woman/Charles on Wed. 1/16/19.  Tues 1/15/19 - Test tomorrow   Wed, 1/16/19, Thurs. 1/17/19 - Study for Vocabulary Unit 5 Test Fri. 1/18/19
Posted: 01/10/2019
 Mon. 1/14/19 - Test The Three Century Woman/Charles on Wed. 1/16/19.  Tues 1/15/19 - Test tomorrow   Wed, 1/16/19, Thurs. 1/17/19 - Study for Vocabulary Unit 5 Test Fri. 1/18/19
Posted: 01/10/2019
 Mon. 1/14/19 - Test The Three Century Woman/Charles on Wed. 1/16/19.  Tues 1/15/19 - Test tomorrow   Wed, 1/16/19, Thurs. 1/17/19 - Study for Vocabulary Unit 5 Test Fri. 1/18/19
Posted: 12/07/2018
 Tuesday 12/11/18 - Reread The Scholarship Jacket TB pp.218-223. Answer p.224 Comprehension Check #1-4 in Reading notebook.   Friday 12/14/18 - Finish Vocabulary Workshop pp.42-45 started in class.
Posted: 11/27/2018
  Monday- 11/26 - From Vocabulary Workshop: Copy words, definitions, synonyms, antonyms into Vocabulary notebook for Friday 11/30.   Wed- 11/28 - Finish TB Assessment Practice started in class if not completed.   Thurs - 11/29 - Finish Resource Manager pp. 31-33
Posted: 11/13/2018
  All Titanic projects are to be completed by TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018. There are NO EXTENSIONS for this project. Please work to get the project done as a homework assignment every night.
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Word documents, PDF files, and links go here    The following are links used in the various stem classes to obtain educational videos, worksheets, diagrams, outlines, and ideas:    * fsc.fernbank....