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    HOME LEARNING 2019/20 4th Quarter

    Hello Everyone and welcome to the new homepage for Home Learning 2019/20.

    Link to Canyon Springs STEM Academy 7th Grade Web Page https://www.dvusd.org/Domain/968 for Weekly Schedule includeing Specials.

    All of Mr. Kaufmann's Science Class and Computer Apps information for the rest of the 2019/20 school year will be available on my website or on Canvas.

    Things that have not changed:

    - We are using Canvas.

    Parents Tutorial for Canvas Please Watch--> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W_caoq2OaaCjjbJP-cbVhNfz5nqGGjEk/view?usp=sharing

    - Readings and videos are from Discovery Education.

    - I have high expectations of each of you.

    - We will be kind, responsible, and respectful.

    - I am here for you.

    Things that have changed:

    - We are not in the traditional classroom setting.

    - We will be utilizing ZOOM to meet as a class, small groups, and individually.

    - Library  Ebook resources from Ms. Pauline

    What are we doing this week in Science?

    Week of March 30, 2020  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XZa7UyUwvSDfsXkSteRDHdEQGZzHZOoJJhQKJOXzqpc/preview

    Week of April 6th, 2020 Log into DVUSD Portal then Canvas, then Science. Look for Week of April 6th, 2020.

    Contact info for Mr. Kaufmann

    Email - chad.kaufmann@dvusd.org

    I send and receive emails between 7am and 4pm Monday - Friday. I will do my best to get back to you within one school day. 

    Students may also contact me through Canvas.

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    • IMPORTANT CLASSROOM WEBSITES!!!                  AND                       IMPORTANT SCIENCE CURRICULUM WEBSITES!!             

     


    Welcome to 7th grade science!

    Link to Engineering Expo Packet

    At the bottom are some of the ways to access education sites we use for class.

    The top is where I say "thank you!", communicate to you what we need, and upcoming events.

    In January your student(s) will receive a packet for Engineering Design. This year we are focused on Rube Goldberg Machines & Whirligigs. This is a student center project & all of it will be accomplished at home. Please DO NOT spend any money on this project other than things like glue & other things to attach items. This should be a low to no cost project utilizing what is around your home & my classroom. Your student(s) can come to me if they need specific items & I will help locate it.

     

     

    We are starting a large STEM project this spring.  The 2019/20 7th grade science class STEM project is to design, fund via donations from the community,  and build an outdoor classroom at Canyon Springs STEM Academy for the entire school to utilize. (ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE March 31,2020)

    Our first step will be to design a composting bin and work with the cafeteria to compost their leftover produce.

    - This summer I was awarded a $500.00 grant from Fiskars for materials!

    - To get started on this we need some engineering and/or landscaping help (Is this you or do you know someone?)

    We have many classroom pets. I will send home permission to handle forms the first week. 

    - Most of the critters and cages are either donated/rescued or are from my own house.

    - any help with upkeep/food for the pets is always appreciated

     

     

    Donors Choose for classroom equipment/lesson materials and school club

    https://www.donorschoose.org/project/what-lives-on-earth-helps-us-learn/4789699/

    Check it out if you wish to donate above and beyond.

    I am so lucky year after year to have parents that are supportive of the needs of their children.

    Below are 2018/19 Thank you.           

    Pringle can round-up has been a success! Thank you for all that have contributed.       

    A huge thank you to all the parents/guardians who donated materials for our pumpkin volcanoes . They were a blast!!!             

    Next, a big thank you to Safeway in Anthem for a donation that will help us with our Stop Motion Plate Boundary Films that your students will be doing this week.  

    Another thank you to Rack Room in the Anthem Outlets for their donation of shoe boxes.

    Thank you to West Coast Plumbing & Air/ Ricart's for their large donation to our classroom donors choose project for headphones for each of the students!

    I know I missed some.... so thank you to everyone that donated.

    Thank you,

    Chad Kaufmann

    Canyon Springs STEM Academy

    Science isn't just for scientists and guys in lab coats. It's something that everybody can do. Jamie Hyneman