Books of the month- (Unit #3 Marie Curie & Chemistry)

Harry Potter by: J.K. Rowling

harry potter book

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by: Richard & Florence Atwater

mr. poppers penguins

The Lemonade War by: Jacqueline Davies

the lemonade war

Alvin Ho- Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by: Lenore Look

Alvin Ho

11 Experiments That Failed by: Jenny Offill & Nancy Carpenter

11 experiments that failed

Ada Twist, Scientist by: Andrea Beaty

ada twist scientist


Science in the community- (Unit #3 Marie Curie)


Curie Bonus: Attend Steam Scream @ SUU Ballroom with your family

October 16th: 5:00-8:00 pm (Open to public during evening hours)

This is a great opportunity for the students to get hands on stem education at our very own Southern Utah University.




Find one way you use chemistry in your everyday life. Ask your parent to help you figure out one way, (acid/base reactions, digestion, exercise, cooking, combustion, soaps, plants, elements in your body, etc.) experiment with adult supervision if needed and then tell me about it when you turn in your science in the community ticket.

Mrs. Westwood’s Wizarding School of Witchcraft (Unit #3 Marie Curie)


“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”~Marie Curie

Scientist Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win the award in two different fields — physics and chemistry. Curie’s efforts, with her husband Pierre Curie, led to the discovery of polonium and radium and, after Pierre’s death, the further development of X-rays. She is the known as the grandfather of radioactivity and it is because of this discovery that people today are able to cure cancer and other illnesses. She also pushed the boundaries for female scientific and academic achievements.

In class we will be learning about cause and effect. We will be making chemical reactions, learning how to make slime, different potions, snow, blowing up balloons with carbon dioxide and making elephant toothpaste. All of these fun activities will be mixed with a Harry Potter theme and spells. ~Expecto Patronum!