Monthly Archives: April 2014

30 April Science 7 Introducing Momentum and Energy–some video clips

Write in your notes for the day how you would define and illustrate (with one or two clear examples) momentum and energy. Share your ideas. View Bill Nye’s Momentum <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddMbppRAqR8 > Take notes on ideas, questions, points of confusion.  View the … Continue reading

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29 April Presentations of findings from Stream table simulation Science 8

Regarding the presentation of the stream table simulation: How should we evaluate? As a group–discuss the statements in the two documents about standards in studying earth cycles in middle school. http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2014/04/25/science-8-earth-cycles/ Make note of where you think your investigation and presentation … Continue reading

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Science Art–Art Machines

https://www.rebelmouse.com/scifri/Science-Club/ http://sciencefriday.com/segment/04/25/2014/the-science-club-talks-art-machines.html http://sciencefriday.com/teacher-resources/03/27/2014/make-an-art-machine.html?series=34 The Tinkering Studio http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/ http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/the-art-of-tinkering

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Science 8 Earth Cycles

Take a look at these statements: AES Middle School science standards  from AERO (American Education Reaches Out) earth cycles Next Generation Science Standards and National Research Council Framework for Science Education earth systems

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Science 7 motion project

See this kinetic sculpture / toy made by a child in Sierra Leone https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200374057937552&l=3832864209654204349 Pendulums–see the first 10 to 11 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2tndCyHoL8  

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21-25 April Science 8 Watersheds and stream simulation

See the trailer and teasers at http://www.livingdownstream.com/trailer What can you find out about Dr. Sarah Steingraber as a scientist, poet, environmental activist? What does her work have to do with water and watersheds? See these two short video clips with Dr. … Continue reading

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Science 7 Investigation of motion projects

I.  Read the guidelines carefully: pendulums Keep track of the things you try. Describe any procedures carefully. For example, how do you measure the height of release. Use photos and sketches to help with your descriptions. Keep well-labeled tables. Make appropriate … Continue reading

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16 April Science 8 Watersheds and Stream Tables

Keep full and complete records/notes/data/reasoning/lists of questions (including images, sketches, and short video clips) on how you set-up and run each trial and what you observe happening in your streams. Pay attention to how the water and sand move at … Continue reading

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Sci 7 Engineering Design Process for Independent Projects can be useful

Engineering Design Process from Engineering is Elementary http://www.eie.org/overview/engineering-design-process             ASK: What is the problem? How have others approached it? What are your constraints? IMAGINE: What are some solutions? Brainstorm ideas. Choose the best one. PLAN: Draw a diagram. … Continue reading

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11 April and onward Science 7 Newton’s Laws of Motion, Menu of Motion Projects

A. Brief introductory experiment on swinging. What do you know about how a playground swing works? Make note of your ideas and questions in your digital science notebook. B. See the board notes. Write your own summary and interpretation in … Continue reading

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