Monthly Archives: September 2014

Science 8 Astronomy Elements references September 26-29 and on

Sunday evening just after sunset. Looking west–see the last light of the sunset. The moon is now “behind” the sun as they make the daily trip across the sky. If you watch the moon over the coming evenings, a larger … Continue reading

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30 Sept. continued from 26 Sept. Science 7 Presentations on body systems; correlations on body structure?

On the 26th of September we discussed class presentations: See links from groups who submitted them as requested. Each students should have a copy of your group’s presentation in the digital science notebook: Digestive System Arya and Lauren  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Fi0cbfE33v-CqqeW3w9Z8AwKBZLAzMr-7s_KkiPznJc/edit?usp=sharing Tatsuru, Athena, Yewon https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oNlUpubCkAYzFCNjViZUEtbGM/edit?usp=sharing Kabir, … Continue reading

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25 Sept Science 8 Chemical reactions and gases

We will set-up and observe the electrolysis of water. Note the apparatus and procedure. Monitor the results and the discussion. We will test the gas produced from the reaction of steel wool and vinegar. (Reflect on the similarities and differences … Continue reading

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24 September Science 7–Body Systems: Structure, Function, Integration

Great image:  Red Blood Cells   http://cdn0.cosmosmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/PF2422_erythrocytes_h.jpg In groups (selected in class):     READ THE ENTIRE POST FIRST a. Discuss and name as many “organ systems” as you can. What does your group think counts as an “organ system.” (your … Continue reading

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For next class Science 7

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18 Sept Science 8 Reactions (ones we have seen and new ones)

Two aspects of science: What are the patterns? How do we explain the patterns? How do these questions apply to our study of matter and to our study of the movement of celestial objects (sun, moon, planets, stars, comets)? Today … Continue reading

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15-17 September Science 7 Cell, molecule, atom pathways; Corrected body; Organ Systems; Integration

Structure = Anatomy Function = Physiology Discuss assignments: 1. Blood cell, molecule of water, atom of food–what pathways does each take in the body? What happens along the way? (Structure questions: Sizes–both comparative and measured? Numbers? Relationships?) (Function questions: What … Continue reading

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12 Sept Science 8 Conservation of Mass, Reactions, Atomic Theory of Matter, a glimpse into astronomy

Turn in / Discuss: Histograms on the change in mass reported in class results on mung beans, rusting steel wool, and reaction of silver nitrate and sodium chloride. The nature of each change (physical change and chemical change) The current … Continue reading

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4, 8, 10 September Science 8 Conservation of Mass

Enter and consolidate data for all results periods 1 and 3 (Frazier) from: 1. Ice melting (examine the multimedia from the American Chemical Society site for middle school http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/multimedia/chapter2/lesson5#melting_ice ) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_65CX3B1UbCbsvQx5ibcPIUFgVDww17y838rIV-D9i8/edit?usp=sharing 2. Mung beans sprouting  (paper on biochemical reactions: http://journal.chemistrycentral.com/content/8/1/4 ) After the beans … Continue reading

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5, 9 and (continuing) 11 September Science 7 Build a Body

Build a body activity (1st stage is a pre-assessment of your ideas about internal anatomy). Put Ipads aside. Do not use any resources except your own knowledge and thinking during the 1st stage. Divide into groups according to the teacher’s instructions. You should … Continue reading

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