Monthly Archives: September 2013

30 Sept Science 8

What are conflict minerals http://www.sourceintelligence.com/what-are-conflict-minerals The Price of Precious  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/conflict-minerals/bleasdale-photography Conflict Minerals  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/conflict-minerals/gettleman-text From:  Putting a Price on Love   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24223786 “The phone I cling to so I can express my little slivers of devotion is full of conflict minerals from the … Continue reading

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24 September Science 8 Astronomy intro. cont., Parent conferences, Element and Ipad, review and preview

A. View and derive as much information as you can about the objects (Sun, Moon, Venus) in the sky from these photos. The dates are within the past week. The times are either late afternoon-early evening OR early morning. All … Continue reading

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23-24 September Science 7 Gallery Walk, Parent conferences, Heart rate table, Reproduction, the Continuity of Life, and the Quantified Self

Several things today: A. Gallery walk to view classmates Visual Representations. Conduct flexible interviews with your class mates. Find out what they did, why they decided to do what they did, what they learned about human body architecture, what interested … Continue reading

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19 Sept Sci 8 Elements and Intro to Astronomy

Discussion “Elements in the Ipad” Infographic Fermi Problems–multi-step–estimates–arriving at reasonable solution Concepts–atom, element, molecule, compound (Remember Fundamental Questions about Matter, too) Review and Preview Sci8Review and Preview  pdf Sci8Review and Preview word Yesterday evening just after sunset. What do you notice about the … Continue reading

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16 and 19 Sept Science 7–Circulatory-Respiratory System investigations

We will assess the class’s progress on the visual representation of data. For those who are finished, we will begin a specific study of the circulatory-respiratory system. You should develop a good understanding / picture of the route the blood … Continue reading

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Science 7 Sept 12-13 Build a body and following cell, water, food essays due date & visual representation of data continued.

Today you may work on your essays (see below) and your visual representations. Note the due date for the essays (16 and 17 Sept.) From blogpost: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2013/09/09/10-11-sept-science-7-build-a-body-review-and-visual-representation/ I and II should be in your digital science notebook (files named according … Continue reading

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11 Sept. Science 8 Elements Compounds Atoms Molecules Ipads and You

Hear the song by Tom Leher/ see the youtube Elements another version Elements and another Elements. Questions about research on elements/compounds making up the human body. Questions about research on elements/compounds making up your Ipad. Questions about Infographic assignment. Let’s agree on a due date. … Continue reading

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10-11 Sept. Science 7–Build a body review and visual representation

1. Retrieve your “build a body” poster. Review your ideas about the identity of the organs and their structure and function. 2. Use your textbook and reliable online sources to critique your poster. Write an essay comparing what you proposed … Continue reading

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9 Sept. Science 8 Chemical Interactions–Matter continued

1. Use the chemistry report rubric http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/files/2013/09/Common-Assessment-Chemistry-Invest-rubric-example.pdf and write a self-assessment on your report. Be specific. Make sure the file is correctly named and loaded in your digital science notebook. (By the way, be sure your digital notebook is shared … Continue reading

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6-9 Sept. Sci 7–Human Body; Arranging the organs; Visual representation of h.b. measurements

With an assigned partner: a) Decide how many different organs you have in your packet. b) Name as many as you can. What percentage do you think you know? c) Record what you suspect the placement and system of the … Continue reading

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