Alfonso Gonzalez

I teach 6th and 8th grade Science in the lovely Pacific Northwest in a small, rural town called Chimacum. My goal is to help students discover that all learning is life-long and that 21st century tools can be used for work as well as fun.

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Oct 29

Energy, Machines, and Motion Well Underway

In 6th grade science we are working through our Energy, Machines, and Motion kit (EMM).   Here is a sample of what students do for Lesson 7 (at the bottom are our Inquiry Boards for lab write-ups). Sixth graders are learning physical science as well as how to write up labs. Learning how to write …

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Sep 29

Almost done with MSH!

During the first week of October all students should be done studying Mt Saint Helens and most students should be done with the scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will need to be finished for homework for those who do not finish it in class. It’s not a hard activity and can be done at the …

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Sep 17

Cispus Week!

This week we’re off to Camp Cispus near Randle, Washington. It’s about four hours from our school. Camp Cispus Tower Rock! (Click here for more Cispus Info.) While we’re gone my 7th graders will be creating topographic maps of different regions of Washington state with Mr. Thomsen. My 8th graders will have a substitute for …

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Jul 13

A new school year.

Welcome back to another wonderful school year! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready to learn some great science! This year I will be teaching one of the three 7th grade science classes along with Mr. DiPrete. Mr. Thomsen and I spent two weeks this summer at a science academy for …

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