This week in 7th grade Science, our young scientists are beginning trimester 2 by switching gears from chemistry to electricity/magnetism. Students studied how magnets are created, how repulsion and attraction occurs, and learned how useful they are in various types of applications including roller coasters! Our young engineers completed a lab using iron filings to plot out and sketch the magnetic fields with their new partners…check out the results below!
Thank you, Board members, for your time and dedication
to the students of LaGrange Highlands!
A Regular Meeting of the
LaGrange Highlands School District 106 Board of Education
will be held on
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
at 7:00 p.m.
in the Middle School Commons
1850 W. Plainfield Road
LaGrange, IL 60525
During the meeting:
Congrats to our four Highlands musicians, Haylin W, Kazunori O, Ben H ad Tommy M, who auditioned and made it into the ILMEA honor choir, orchestra, band and jazz band. They practiced and performed with these groups the first two weekends in November, along with 300 other students musicians from around the Chicago area. We are so proud of you!!
Grade 7 Science - End of Trimester 1 Wrap Up
Our final week of trimester 1 in 7th grade Science concluded with our young chemists learning about of acids and bases. We compared the various types of ph levels in our foods and products we use everyday. Students were able to use the test tubes and ph paper to check the acidity levels of some popular drinks, including the water at Highlands! We are safe and good to go, so drink up!
Check out the results from our final chemistry lab!
On Wednesday, 11/1, our 5th and 6th grade students participated in Abilities Day. Students were able to learn more about individuals with different learning styles and abilities. They were such a good audience and exemplified what it means to be a Hornet - so kind and respectful. Thank you to our partners at LADSE, SEASPAR, and NADS for coming out and creating engaging and accessible learning opportunities for our students. Also, a special thank you Mrs. Melissa Luetkehans for organizing such a wonderful day!
This week in 7th grade Science, our young chemists finished learning about covalent bonds and electrons by conducting an experiment using the process of electrolysis to break about the bonds that hold hydrogen and oxygen to form water! We used two pencils a 9 volt battery and some salt water to help separate the hydrogen and oxygen back into the air!
Check out the bubbles on the pencils that represent those elements!
This week in 7th grade Science, our chemists measured and calculated the density of various liquids and determined whether they will float on or sink in water using real world situations. Some of the tools we used were the triple beam balance scales and graduated cylinders. A few cross curricular skills were shared in this lab as our chemists utilized their math skills to calculate mass, volume and density using data tables and decimals!
The weather was brisk and the fans were energized to cheer on the Highlands Cross Country teams at the season finale at LT South.
Everyone gave their all and showed great pride, grit, and sportsmanship as our girls team placed 2nd and our boys team placed 3rd with over 250 runners competing in each race!
Congratulations on a great season and thank you for a wonderful season! Go Hornets!!!!
This week in 7th grade Science, our young chemists created and explored the differences between physical and chemical changes. We created various types of endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions using common kitchen products that can all be recreated at home using hydrogen peroxide, yeast, baking soda and vinegar. Check out some of the results!
Science in the News:
Space X Launch Today - Space X "Heavy Rocket" on the mission to investigate metals in asteroids.
Solar Eclipse Saturday - might be cloudy - be careful with your eyes!
This week in 7th grade Science, our young chemists learned about chemical reactions and how energy levels can affect the motion of molecules in a controlled lab with a homemade foam fire extinguisher. We continued our study of atoms and witnessed how the power of electricity can be used to electro-plate metals through a career exploration with an experiment through a copper plating lab! Check out some of the results!