Monthly Archives: October 2014

30 October Science 8–Consolidating–Reviewing–Preparing for summative investigation

Examine the results of the carbon dioxide collected over water. Check email from yesterday. What do you think about the results? How could they be explained? How could you test your explanation? Complete any activities or investigations left over from … Continue reading

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31 October Science 7 Consolidating-Catching up-Pulse experiments, WOW, and beyond

1. Some articles, pictures, and song (related to things we have discussed) (Can you look at new things with a growth mindset?) Africa Stop Ebola Friends of Sierra Leone http://fosalone.org Teacher workshop 2010 <http://fosalone.org/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=108> Teacher workshop 2009 Schools for Salone <http://schoolsforsalone.org> <http://schoolsforsalone.org/team/advisory-board> … Continue reading

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28 Oct. Science 8 various–solubility of a gas, predicting reactions, reactive metals, reaction rates

Examine and describe what is left from evaporating the solution. What do you see? How could you distinguish between a new substance and any left over reactants (like baking soda)? What place do crystals and crystallization have in evidence for … Continue reading

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27 October Science 7 Introduction to Biodiversity

A bit of Indian biodiversity I saw this past weekend: Homework: View the powerpoints–The Continuity of Life  and parts 1 and 2 WOW Science Browse the following units from Life on Earth (should be downloaded as an IBOOK on your Ipad) … Continue reading

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Science 7–Be sure to submit all data

Please send in your data (if you have not already added to the data base). Name Period Female/Male Age in Months Height (cm) (no shoes) Minutes of aerobic exercise / week Beats/Minute reclining / lying down Beats/Minute sitting Beats/Minute standing … Continue reading

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21 October Science 7 more pulse rate experiments and questions for investigation

1. Lung capacity as related to inflating a balloon with a single breath. (Thanks to Abhik for the idea.) http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/lungcapacity.html In the activity linked above, the diameter of the balloon is measured. We will try to measure circumference. The volume … Continue reading

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20 and 22 October Science 8 Reactions continued

1. Practice with the ball and stick model of molecules and reactions to represent the vinegar (acetic acid) and baking soda (sodium hydrogen carbonate). 2. Collect the gas that is produced from the reaction with baking soda and vinegar. Determine … Continue reading

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13 and 15 October Science 7 beginning investigation of integrated function: The Circulatory System

We are now working toward a summative assessment where you will bring together what you have learned about scientific practices and the relationship of structure and function in the human body. The assessment will involve an investigation of a question you … Continue reading

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14 October Science 8 Continuing with the vinegar and baking soda reaction

1. Examine the results from two classes of the maximum mass of gas released from a reaction of vinegar with 2 grams of baking soda. Names Period Mass of gas from 2 grams baking soda Joao 3 1.3 Nicholas Amber … Continue reading

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10 Oct. Science 7 Some thoughts on blood

Blood Radiolab http://www.radiolab.org/story/308403-blood/ Season 12 Episode 1 From medicine to the movies, the horrifying to the holy, and history to the present day — we’re kinda obsessed with blood. This hour, we consider the power and magic of the red … Continue reading

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