Monthly Archives: March 2014

2 and 4 April Science 8 POP and Water

Science 8 (Period 6 on even days) April 2 Day 2 Work on POP independent investigation project. Check with Mrs. Datta for any questions. April 4 Day 4 Students should read, respond, and discuss. Notes, summaries, questions in digital science … Continue reading

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3 and 4 April Science 7 Time

April 3 Science 7 Day 3 Sub—Time To begin, ask students if they can estimate the passage of time (2 minutes). Have them close their eyes. Give a signal to start (do not allow counting or watching). Have students raise … Continue reading

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1 and 2 April Day 1 and 2 Science 7 Finish constant velocity car presentations and revisit Relative Motion

April 1 Day 1 Finish Car Presentations Relative motion—Reading, old videos Read Moving Relatively or Relatively Moving straight through. Do not look up words. Do not take notes. Look closely at any figures or sidebars. When you finish, entitle your … Continue reading

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31 March Science 8 More on water, states of matter, temperature, consequences for earth cycles

Examine 2 graphs of water cooling: Temperature vs. Time AND Density vs. Temperature. How do the class results compare? How do you interpret these results? Include a written analysis AND a diagram of your ideas in your digital science notebook. … Continue reading

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27 March Science 8 The density of water

Consider how we attempted to determine the density of water at different temperatures. See the following scatter plots with trendlines. What does the trendline suggest? What are the consequences for this trend for the behavior of water on the earth? … Continue reading

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24-25 March Science 7 Checking your understanding of motion–constant velocity car

See the claims by the science supplier: http://www.arborsci.com/constant-velocity-car In your group, test the claim. By the end of class, be prepared to present your case. The following need to be included: a thorough spoken and written explanation of the thinking of … Continue reading

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Science 8 New thinking about earth cycles–Water: its properties and movement in the environment–from 11 March

We will be investigating some properties of water and aspects of its behavior in the next classes (the effects on temperature on density and phase change; evaporation, condensation, heat capacity, convection (density current), solubility, cohesion, adhesion, etc.). The references below … Continue reading

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Science 7 Motion: Staged Races 6-7 March cont. 10-11 March

We will use staged “races” to generate and analyze data from various motion events. Period 1 staged races data:per1stagedraces Period 3 staged races data: per3stagedraces Period 4 staged races data: per4stagedraces Period 5 staged races data:  

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Science 8 Our Current Thinking on Earth Cycles–Certain, Likely, Wondering 5 March

Our existing ideas about earth cycles After completing, displaying, and discussing the posters: Read– Small, yes, but mighty, the molecule called water by Natalie Angier http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20070710tuesday.html Additional resources– Role of water in earth surface processes  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-LCGejNIhI Bill Nye Water Cycle  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPJYPo2qhOM http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/Feature%20Story/SDN/Water/Water-Thirsty-Energy-Infographic-FULL-Vertical-900.jpg … Continue reading

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