Mrs Rhodes Science Class

My Contact Information:
Mrs. Shannon Rhodes
srhodes@crschools.org
(360)501-2920


Learning Goals:
First Quarter: Students did a great job first quarter.  We learned about the Scientific Method, Claims, Evidence and Reasoning, and then began a small unit on atoms, elements, molecules, compounds and mixtures.

Second Quarter: We are studying energy, energy transformations, and a big unit about LIGHT! 

Third Quarter: We are studying Solar Energy and Harnessing the wind, relating them to real world problems.
Solar Energy looks at Kenya and providing solar energy could substantially help those living in places without access to the power grid.
Harnessing the Wind looks at Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  From there it examines how wind energy could be provided to the area and alleviate some of the devastating effects of this natural disaster.

Harnessing the Wind Learning Targets
  • Humans use different energy sources to generate power, some which are renewable and some which are not.
  • Renewable resources are constant and replenish themselves as they are used. Nonrenewable resources are depleted overtime and do not replenish themselves.
  • Sustainable resources are those that are renewable and have limited impact on the environment.
  • Oil, coal, and other fossil fuels are nonrenewable resources and will eventually be depleted. Nonrenewable resources also have negative impacts on the environment and human health.
  • Wind, solar, and hydro power are renewable resources, as they cannot be depleted and they have minimal negative impact on the environment and on human health.
  • On average, the United States uses nonrenewable energy sources (such as natural gas and coal) to generate most of its electricity.
  • Countries, such as Puerto Rico, where there is limited industrial and technological development, are often solely dependent on nonrenewable sources for energy, which can create added devastation after a catastrophic event such as a hurricane.
  • Wind energy is a renewable and sustainable source of energy that can be used to generate power and sustain communities.
  • There are various design features of wind turbines (blade length, blade shape, blade count, etc.) that allow for increased efficiency and effectiveness. 

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Mrs. Rhodes Science and Tech Classes

Skyward is an important communication tool.  From there, you can check your child's grades, see missing assignments, set up daily/weekly progress reports, see attendance, and even pay your child's lunch account!  If you do not have access, please request a login ID and password from the office. 
****If you have a smart phone, Skyward has an app!***

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