Monthly Archives: April 2013

Circuit puzzle(s) Science 7 and useful analogies

Build the following circuits. First, use identical bulbs. Describe the two circuits. Explain how they are the same and how they are different. Record your observations in your notes. Next, use two different kinds of bulbs. Record your observations in … Continue reading

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Sci 7 electricity note on batteries

Read about new battery idea http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424140603.htm#.UXhKrLkiGAc.facebook  

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Sci 7 23-24 April Electricity begins

1. What do you think electricity “is?” 2. Make a list of as many words as you can that relate to electricity? 3. What do you think is the source of electricity that you use in your house? 4. How … Continue reading

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Science 7 Motion reviewed, simple machines, work, energy 19-22 April

1. Compare the Roadrunner and Coyote Universe to our universe in terms of motion. Describe the motion in the segment and then compare. Use your knowledge of speed, force, acceleration, momentum, work and energy, power. Newton’s Laws of Motion and the … Continue reading

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Science 8 Period 6 Carbon Cycle begins

Play videos 1-5 from Robert Kulrich’s “It’s all about carbon.” http://www.npr.org/news/specials/climate/video/ After each video, children should write a summary of the ideas they think are most important in their digital notebooks. They should also make a list of questions. The … Continue reading

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Science 7 Pulleys–measuring work

In order to build our ideas about energy, we will examine how forces are applied in pulley systems and how much work goes in and how much comes out. (Energy is the capacity to do work.) Pulleys are used to … Continue reading

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Rocket picture

  Notice the Kindergartner’s drawing of the rocket launch and his written description. Look at the arrows he has drawn. What can you infer about this student’s ideas? How does your drawing and explanation compare? Did you actually explain or … Continue reading

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Beginning of Energy, Work, Simple machines

Plans for Science 7 (Dr. Frazier) 5 April, 2013. Periods 4,1,2,3. Mrs. Gunjun Lal, substitute. In your notebook write responses to the following questions: What do you think energy is? In your notes, write down some examples where you think … Continue reading

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