Monthly Archives: September 2011

Some WOW links Science 7

See the powerpoint–Life in the Stream, Life along the Stream in 2 parts Life in the Stream Part 1 Life in the Stream Part 2 See the satellite photos and maps. Explore them. What can you learn about landscape, water … Continue reading

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Science 8 September 28 examination of pondwater

This site will be helpful in your investigation of microorganisms in the environment. http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/pond/

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Science 7 References on atoms and matter

See these two documents: Fundamental questions about matter Some evidence for the existence of atoms

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Science 7–Where do you think the matter comes from?

At the time we conducted the popcorn experiment, we planted some of the popcorn kernels. A few students had not realized that the kernels were seeds–that a corn plant makes seeds which have the potential to become new plants. The … Continue reading

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Science 7 Sept. 28 and 29 More on Matter

Today the solution to the mystery powders puzzle is due for Period 5. Tomorrow the solution is due for Periods 1,3,4. We began today with some questions about students’ ideas about density. What is the meaning of density? How do … Continue reading

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Science 8 Begin Sky-watching

Take the opportunity to observe the sky–especially when it is clear. Observe the positions of the sun, moon, planets and stars. Begin keeping a record. Figure out the directions in which you make your observations. Get oriented. We hope there … Continue reading

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Science 7 September 26 and 27

An ongoing theme: What does the Atomic Theory of Matter “say” about how the properties and behaviors of atoms explain and predict the properties and behaviors of matter? In other words, what evidence have scientists employed to support and to … Continue reading

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Science 8 September 26

Today: Two videos 1)Microbial diversity — from the series http://www.learner.org/resources/series121.html 2) How bacteria communicate — http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate.html Notebook check. Dates = Sept. 5,7,9,12,14,16,20,26 Use criteria from Notebook assignment page under Science 8 Upcoming: Friday–open notebook test on microorganisms. (Essay / application … Continue reading

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WOW Stream Science 1

How many kinds of living thing can you find in the stream? becomes A tadpole a flatworm mystery lifeform?

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Science 8 Reflection Sept 20

In your notebooks, answer the following questions: 1.  What are the most important things (skills, ideas, etc.) you have learned so far this year? Why are they the most important? 2.  What parts of the science class have proven most … Continue reading

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