Monthly Archives: February 2015

25 Feb. Science 7 Rocket Launch and Flight Assessment, Prepare Student Led Conference, Select Motion Project Option

See standards at the end of this blogpost. Check your work against these standards. 1. On two separate sheets create a.) a labeled diagram of a typical rocket launch and flight; b.) an explanation linked to the diagram. Concepts to apply: … Continue reading

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Motion Project options Summative Assessment

Science 7 Menu of options for Motion Investigation Project (Summative Assessment)–work time and due dates to be determined in class. Some options provide more guidance—read all options carefully before choosing. Be sure to check out the linked documents and pages. … Continue reading

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19 23 Feb Science 7 Rockets

23 Feb: Rocket launches–we will try to give every rocket at least two launches. Every student needs to observe every launch and to record data. See table below for ideas. Before a launch the group should describe their rocket (mass, … Continue reading

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tops Science 7 interesting motion

Color Top Wooden Top Musical Top Crayon Top Marker Top http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~cross/SPINNING%20TOPS.htm Very interesting exchange: http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/9805/how-do-you-explain-spinning-tops-to-a-nine-year-old

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17-19 Feb. Science 7 Newton’s 3rd Law, Conservation of Momentum, Rockets

Pictures from the board: Scientists’ ideas about motion–   See trial rocket launches (video from Tatsuru) Begin constructing rockets: A. How can we describe rocket launches and flights? What do we observe? What do we measure? B. What factors affect … Continue reading

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13 to 20 Feb. Science 8 Finishing environmental survey report, testing map, beginning Water Cycle project

Accuracy tests for Period 3 Organic garden 94% for distance 97% for direction; Period 3 Rocks 90% distance and 94% direction. Accuracy tests for Period 1 Organic garden 94% for distance  53% for direction (direction on draft map better  at … Continue reading

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12 February Science 7 Joy of Learning, Consolidating concepts, New ideas about motion

1. A wish for you:  That you may always experience the purest joy of learning and the pleasure of finding things out Video of Wesley and motion toy See video with Richard Feynmann (who?) called The Pleasure of Finding Things … Continue reading

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10 Feb. Science 7 An experience with force. Acceleration. Velocity. Newton’s 1st and 2nd Laws of Motion. Momentum and Conservation. Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion.

Data from cart pulling below. Construct a graph (follow guidelines). How does the graph compare to your first prediction? Discuss. Find the average speeds for 0-1 meters; 1-2 meters; 2-3 meters; 0-1 seconds; 1-2 seconds; 2-3 seconds. How does the … Continue reading

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9 February Sci 8 Composing Environmental Survey Report and Video

A. Individuals: Make sure notebooks are up to date. Also be sure to have a table of contents or index document in your digital science notebook with the following information for each day of class: Date—Title–Link to entry B. Each group: … Continue reading

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5 Feb. Science 8 Day 3 Environmental Survey

1. Last day to collect data. 2. Finish map, compile data, begin writing sections of report, plan video / multimedia documentary. 3. Please complete this during class today. https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/forms/d/1w_Ad7DJuXxveTcsxQEYUStRe8GCM5VbWqo-FKHKn4u0/viewform?usp=send_form 4. Representative from each group survey and discuss plant diversity with Dr. F. … Continue reading

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