Schechter Shavua: October 5, 2020 :: Solomon Schechter Day School

Schechter Shavua: October 5, 2020

Discovering the Science of Bouncy Balls

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The Gesher class has been acting like scientists: they make close observations, ask questions, complete experiments, and analyze data. Last week the students designed their own experiments using the scientific method and wrote different testable questions to learn more about bouncy balls. Some questions included: How high will the ball bounce on different surfaces? How does the size of the bouncy ball affect the bounce height? How do outside forces affect the movement of a bouncy ball? How high will a ball bounce after being dipped in different substances? Stay tuned to learn the results of these investigations! See photos of our scientists in action HERE.

Meteorologists Take Over Rimonim!

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The Rimonim students’ heads are in the clouds! Ok, not literally. Their class has been learning about temperature, weather, and reading thermometers in addition to identifying different varieties of clouds. Students recently used their knowledge of clouds to identify them and predict what kind of weather would follow throughout the week. Coming soon for our budding meteorologists: learning about extreme weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes. 

An Abundance of Lev Tov to Start the New Year

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Sarah Montag , Schechter’s new Director of Teaching and Learning, got to experience first-hand our students’ Lev Tov (Good Hearts) and dedication to Klal Yisrael (Community). Last week, she brought our collection of donated non-perishable items from the Yom Kippur Food Drive to the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry. Since they had just emptied their shelves to provide the community with food for the holidays, they were thrilled to have a new start to their collection!

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