Track R-2 Descriptions

Lattice Logic

In a logic grid the rules are simple. Each grid comes with a short introduction asking how several categories of items are related-for example, who lives in which house? What color is each house painted? To sort things out, we’ll read each clue provided and mark the invalid relationships with an X in our grid. We’ll then mark our correct connections with an O. Harder puzzles will come with more categories or items, but we’ll be able to use critical thinking to connect the mental dots and solve each puzzle!

Mon: Grid 1 (warm-up)

Tue: Grid 2 (warm-up)

Wed: Grid 3 (head-scratcher)

Thur: Grid 4 (head-scratcher)

Fri: Grid 5 (mind-bender)


What is a word for a science love? You guessed it sciencophile! If you love to experience all types of science including experiments, theories, hypothesis and predicting outcomes. Science is the process of learning about the natural world through observation and experimentation. In science, evidence is #1. People who study science are called scientists and they use the scientific practices to gather and interpret information. Students in this class will learn about science through Investigations that may involve experiments or observations learn about the scientific practices. 

Think Like a Scientist 

The structure and rules provided by the scientific method are designed to give people as confidence in their conclusions using a “trust but verify” mentality. To that end, they’re designed to both investigate a topic while being as repeatable as possible. We’ll discuss each of these steps in detail; and those who remember them will be able to apply them to learn more about the world!

Monday: Introduce the Scientific Method; discuss Observations & Questions
Tuesday: Discuss how to create an effective experiment.
Wednesday: Discuss how to portray the conclusions.
Thursday: Look over three lab reports (some contradictions) and analyze them.
Friday: Do the experiment in the lab reports from the previous day, compare our results.