Hope Club slideshow movie prepared for the After School Activity Mela 2019-2020

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16 August Science 7

We are using Google Classroom to share plans with students. Will keep this blog going as well (for awhile) by linking to the relevant Google Folders and Documents.

Science 7 plan for 16 August

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EWxRWZxeNxCyYT0Bd9JSA_-MYIqT1RaOFQ2-5iW8G6o/edit?usp=sharing

Science 7 Google folder for 2019-2020

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VPLmKHPV7wvO0z2jZtNHCICRRiGQXrdj?usp=sharing

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14 and 16 August Science 8 Expectations, DSN, Dissolving and solubility

Here is the link for our plan for the 14th and 16th of August:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nrmeYtp_fbbhNYC_r716t9DcKBg1Yb4I1h1MxO2_bZ8/edit?usp=sharing

This link connects to a google folder with class material. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mje9fzsyUI5NwRiA4MH3xHSKaIoFs0HY?usp=sharing

 

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7 and 9 August 2019 Science 7 First Day Introductions and Beginning Our Study of Motion

Greetings.

We will be using google classroom this year.

This blog will also have information related to our class.

This link connects to a google folder with class material. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VPLmKHPV7wvO0z2jZtNHCICRRiGQXrdj?usp=sharing

The google slide presentations from our first days:

Introductions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wvvnfCk7d9aQCZh4TneomZC0lltttC4V/view?usp=sharing

Beginning our study of motion: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1huIV38zXP38HQzOm_ay4puOCy3bcV3X8/view?usp=sharing

 

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6-7 and 8-9 August 2019 Science 8 First Day Introductions Study of Matter

Greetings.

We will be using google classroom this year.

This blog will also have information related to our class.

This link connects to a google folder with class material. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mje9fzsyUI5NwRiA4MH3xHSKaIoFs0HY?usp=sharing

Here are the links to two google slide presentations for our first days of class:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1e9WGtlEnrezWbDjS8dkjD91TGlySPrbd3r_gPrE-aOc/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18kKW_y_BlukcsQY-LhZAn3TrzBYd8oAWkIcPRRyqWEk/edit?usp=sharing

 

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27 May Science 8 Last class of 2018-2019 school year

Celebrating the last Sci 8 class of the year.

A HUGE THANK YOU for all the learning and effort you have put into this year. I have enjoyed getting to know you all so much, and I wish the very best for you. I hope you all have been inspired to learn as much as you can and to marshal and sustain your effort to make your earth a better place. There are big challenges ahead. You give me hope.

Keep up with what’s happening–a few items on the web from last week.

“I don’t care about change”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=312&v=7vnzKPq390Q

Anthropocene panel

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01641-5?utm_source=fbk_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf213192063=1&fbclid=IwAR1gI3R8rcdiumnEk-y_avyg8vxM_6X70Fs_CwftnyIfemEmGczQ23jUA00

Green New Deal (would you consider this courageous? do you think concern about climate change is only political?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZyiZ2dXtVc

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There had been some interest in finishing the film we started about contact with extra terrestrial intelligent life. This is a poignant theme in the way humans have been treating their home, other living things, and each other as civilization has developed.

Here are the choices for today. We can vote.

  • Contact (1997) (see references from last classes in December 2018 in this blog)
  • Arrival  (2016)(a newer film that has been compared to Contact; linguistics is an emphasis as the main character tries to communicate with the alien, intelligent beings.)
  • The Andromeda Strain (1971) (a not so nice contact, written by the author of Westworld, Congo, Jurassic Park; Michael Crichton was trained as a Medical Doctor but never practiced; he wrote many well-received novels; many novels have been adapted for film.)
  • The Day of the Triffids (1962)(extra terrestrial plants; taking plants out of the background; what if plants could move and get what they needed from the environment?)
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24 May Science 7 “Weighing” air–an introduction to the study of matter

Mindful moment: See this video from Theresa:https://youtu.be/UQ_QqtXoyQw

See this one, too: “I don’t care about change”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=312&v=7vnzKPq390Q

Think of our game “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” and our question, How did altruism evolve?

Any thoughts about this story and altruism?

Rescue ants save the day for comrades entangled in spider silk

 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01601-z?utm_source=fbk_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf213191530=1&fbclid=IwAR1avfFo-q4QNHKTB788VSGd5tDOhUGlBAEt7EUNno_eRPwrCmneakggSTo

Take a few minutes to write your ideas about these concepts (do not look up). In addition to your personal definition use the word in a sentence.

  • Matter
  • Mass
  • Volume
  • Densitiy
  • Pressure
  • Temperature

Carefully observe procedures and listen to instructions on “weighing air” and related inquiries.

Add your data to this spreadsheet. One person in group will need editing privileges.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SwGKfyYrnB5Z6UrfiVvupaClv4rxxi5ovcdgv8FHnfY/edit?usp=sharing

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23 May Science 8 Human body science

Mindful moment:

Some challenges–Human body science

If you want to see some pictures and activities: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kgZzzBfXCMyGWneAas2NJEIbFtT90ZmuZCur4aEjnFY/edit?usp=sharing

Walking straight–can you do it? What patterns emerge? Any explanations?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WK8BBsTiN_aIV5oNjK4cCGvVREvDKqjLS9E5VBFKWKw/edit?usp=sharing

A scientific study: Walking Straight into Circles

http://www.dbs-sar.com/InstructorNetwork/jq-w/Souman_CB.pdf

Body architecture

Where do you fall in comparing armspan to height. (A 0-.95; B .96-1.06; C 1.07 and above.) What other groupings could we use?

Will footlength (greatest length from heel to toe) correlate to height?

Enter your data (do not disturb data from another student!)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QX5OWmKKDKwzEAMlwTSusFJjLl5NH6JKfWu9uZ0rnbo/edit?usp=sharing

Draw and cut out a foot. Form a line with shortest foot on the balcony-side of the classroom going toward longest foot on the hall-side.

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22 May Science 7 Some properties of air

Mindful moment: Focus on one memory from Sci 7 this year.

*****

Finish sharing experiences from the Personal Inquiry Project.

Describe your project.

  • What was your original question/idea and how did you get to the question or idea you displayed on Friday?
  • Describe your interest.
  • What was the progress of your investigation/invention/creation/collection, etc. like?
  • What was the experience like presenting and describing to visitors?
  • What questions did people ask?
  • What questions were most difficult, puzzling, and interesting?
  • What would you have done differently knowing what you know now?
  • How has your thinking changed?
  • How valuable did you find the PIP to your learning? Explain.

Everyone should have a question to pose with each of your classmate’s examples.

*****

Take a few minutes to write your ideas about these concepts (do not look up). In addition to your personal definition use the word in a sentence.

  • Matter
  • Mass
  • Volume
  • Densitiy
  • Pressure
  • Temperature

Carefully observe procedures and listen to instructions on “weighing air” and related inquiries.

Add your data to this spreadsheet. One person in group will need editing privileges.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SwGKfyYrnB5Z6UrfiVvupaClv4rxxi5ovcdgv8FHnfY/edit?usp=sharing

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21 May Science 8 Your questions

Mindful moment: Everyone watch this–How to Save Our Planet: https://youtu.be/0Puv0Pss33M

Students had posed some questions they had about science. I have supplied some references to help them begin to address their questions. They may spend 1/2 the period in groups of 1,2 or 3 persons researching 1 or 2 questions. They should start with the references provided. They are to create a response that they will share with the large group. The response should include their understanding after the brief research today AND further questions. During the 2nd 1/2 of the class, each groups should present their responses to the large group. Students should sit in the circle. We have practiced this technique for their human impact sessions. Try to balance so that all groups have time to give their response. If all do not get a chance, have those remaining groups email me their responses.

Science questions May 2019 sci 8

I’ve tried to supply some starting points for addressing your questions.

In groups of 1, 2, or 3, pick out 1 or 2 of the topics/questions below. Investigate the sources and prepare a response that you can present to your classmates. Start with the resources provided. After you have examined them somewhat thoroughly, you may see what else you can find. In your response, explain what you have figured out AND what still puzzles you. Use your discussion leader skills to solicit ideas from your classmates.

Spend 4o minutes on research and on preparing your response.

Spend 40 minutes in large group discussion where each small group presents their question(s) and findings and new and lingering questions.

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One question that I have had for a long time but is really hard to answer is,

What is going to happen in the future to our humanity?

How to Save Our Planet: https://youtu.be/0Puv0Pss33M

I want to know more about the specific sciences behind all of the issues we talked about. For example, about the ocean acidification.

https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/ocean-acidification

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogZkV-Yj7Hc

The think that I’m curious about is: anti- matter, because I know it’s very powerful, and there is a place where anti matter is made, but only a tiny bit and it’s impossible to store.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en2S1tBl1_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo8NmoDL9T8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMMgsjnI1is

This guy is very good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLmpNM0sgYk&list=PLCfRa7MXBEsoJuAM8s6D8oKDPyBepBosS

I would like to know more about radioactivity and nuclear power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ3ea9fa6CA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWAsz59F8gA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU6y1XIADdg

I would like to learn more about forces and motions. I enjoyed the unit last year, and while I realise we only have one class left, I would still like to talk about this a little bit more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmlMV7bA0TM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bTdMmNZm2M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJc4DEkSq4I

Human physiology because I am very curious about the human body and its functions.

Something scientific that I would like to learn about is the human body, for example, something to do with neuroscience or the cardiovascular system. I would also be interested in learning about common things our bodies do that can be kind of confusing, like why we hiccup or experience deja vu or the significance behind dreaming and how that works. I think there’s a lot of small things that we as humans naturally do and most people don’t really know why it happens but we don’t take the time to learn about it either.

What is the earliest language known to man?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFxg5vkaPgk

If there was intelligent life somewhere outer space would they be
having the same problems like us or would they be living with the
ecosystem, keeping it safe?

Hard question, see science fiction: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/03/dune-50-years-on-science-fiction-novel-world

What is the procedure named in which a molecule is split with another molecule?

Check out some of the crash course chemistry videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVFCOfSuPTo

I’ve always heard about dark matter and wondered what it really is. Some people think it is composed of an undiscovered particle/particles, others think it is an undiscovered property of gravity, but it is tricky to pin down so I wonder what it really is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL6ZNHiqP9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pq9hovXI44

Not to be confused with anti-matter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en2S1tBl1_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo8NmoDL9T8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMMgsjnI1is

This guy is very good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLmpNM0sgYk&list=PLCfRa7MXBEsoJuAM8s6D8oKDPyBepBosS

What are the characteristics of the quarks which are found in protons and neutrons?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-993mWNcHk

Before the school year ends. I am very interested in the harnessing of
sustainable energy. I understand the idea of shifting gears with wind
turbines, and water powered energy. But I would like to learn more
about thermal energy, and how the energy is collected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jARDdWuFpK8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QykwWs3L1W8

I’ve always wondered how slime works (like it’s liquid then it’s a solid)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnd-2jetT1w

Check out non-Newtonian fluids, like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfppydyGHw

How string instruments (like the violins) make sounds

https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/music–science-ks2-how-string-instruments-make-sound/zfmd7nb

I heard that the color magenta doesn’t exist. What does that mean?

I would like to know more about zoonotic diseases, and how they are spread. I also heard about current monkey pox cases (which is rare), and I saw a few articles about Singapore’s first case of monkey pox. I would like to learn more about these types of diseases and how humans and/or animals carry them.

https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/basics/zoonotic-diseases.html

https://e360.yale.edu/features/quammen_the_next_pandemic_will_come_from_wildlife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5v5lFdZyeM

I was thinking about ant-man the other day, (and yes this is
actually science related) and I thought about the science behind him.
They say that he shrink by compressing the atoms in his body, while
only gaining density, and losing mass, and he grows by simply
expanding volume, not mass. So if he were to shrink to the a certain
size, could he become a black hole, or is their some other stage
before that. I guess my real question is, are their stages between being a normal
thing, like just a rock, and a black hole?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKD-M0G6S5c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3De1rLxvzyU

 

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