Posted: May 18, 2020
Hope everyone was able to enjoy the nice weather this long weekend. Here are your STEM home learning options for this week.
High Tech Option
Dreambox, if you are in 6K or 7M and have not yet received your password please email email@example.com click on the following link to access dreambox:
**Please note that it is recommended to play dreambox for at least 90 minutes per week or around 5 lessons per week.
Low Tech Option
www.math-drills.com This week the focus will be on the Order of Operations. Grade 6 students should try the practice sheets for Whole numbers only, Grade 7 students can try Whole numbers, Fractions and Decimals. Remember the rule to solving Order of Operation questions...BEDMAS Brackets, Exponents(we don't use this yet) Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction
No Tech Option
Have you ever won a prize or contest and had to answer a skill testing question before claiming your prize? These types of questuons usually involve the Order of Operations. Your task is to create your own skill testing questions with the correct solutions using the Order of Operations. Have members of your family try and solve your questions.
Weekly STEM Challenge:
Habitat loss poses the greatest threat to species. The world's forests, swamps, plains, lakes, and other habitats continue to disappear as they are harvested for human consumption and cleared to make way for agriculture, housing, roads, pipelines, etc. We can make a difference by learning more about our local habitats. Your challenge is to observe and compare 2 circular sections of Earth (hula hoop size or larger!). Which plot has the greatest number of species? Can you identify them all? What questions do you have based on your observations? Please visit the following weblink for help with this challenge: