Monthly Archives: October 2015

Science 8 Previews: Astronomy video–earth goes around the sun; Human Impact–Valuing the earth

  Valuing the earth game/quiz http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151008-costing-the-earth

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21 Oct. Science 8 Checking the moon data; finding planets; invasive species–human impact; chemical reactions assessment

Let’s begin with a quick walk outside to see a plant which dominates some of the riparian (look this up!) landscapes we will see at WOW. This is an invasive species. Find out the impact of human transplanting organisms from … Continue reading

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20 and 23 October Science 7 Pre-WOW activities and references

Make a new subfolder to go in your digital science notebook. Name it with your email id and biodiversity. Life in the Stream and Life alongside the Stream A focus on biodiversity to prepare us for our study later in … Continue reading

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19 October Science 8 Pre-WOW Rivers

Create a new subfolder for your digital science notebook. Name it with your email id and earthcycles. Notes from the work this week on Water and Rivers should go in this folder. What are the properties and behaviors of water … Continue reading

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14 Oct. Science 7 Rocket trials

See previous blogpost: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2015/10/12/12-october-science-7-rockets-the-laws-of-motion-conservation-of-momentum-and-designperformance-trials/ Rocket Trials We will follow these steps for each launch. Everyone will help / observe for every launch. (Keep complete records so that you have sufficient material for your poster.) Explain question(s), plan (including initial conditions), … Continue reading

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13 October Science 8 More exploration of the vinegar and baking soda reaction

Be sure your preparations for the parent conference are complete. Have 6 items ready (most complete notebook entries, notebook entries for the most interesting days, incomplete notebook entries with the view of improvement, project on mixing ethanol and water, blog … Continue reading

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12 October Science 7 Rockets, the Laws of Motion, Conservation of Momentum, and design/performance trials

Finish constructing your rockets. Decide on something you want to try. When it is your turn, explain your idea and what you expect and why. If you want any measurements to be made (time in the air, for example), ask … Continue reading

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9 October Science 8 Continuing with the vinegar and baking soda chemical reaction

*Reread this document that was distributed at the beginning of the school year. Read it very carefully this time. Record any questions you have. It should make more sense now: Fundamental-questions-about-matter *Analyzing results of multiple trials with an histogram (special … Continue reading

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8 October Science 7 Rockets and continuing to plan for conferences

Discuss preparation for conferences. Prepare links to documents in digital science notebook and to blog posts. Document with links. OR Presentation with links OR Blogpost with links. Examination of rocket. Initial rocket flights. Observe and describe as much as you … Continue reading

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7 October 2015 Science 8 Examining the reaction of vinegar and baking soda

Today: A. Return paper copies of investigation reports (mixing ethanol and water) B. Name of class rep. for next assessment. C. Complete closed bottle experiment with vinegar and baking soda (see previous blog:< http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2015/10/05/5-october-science-8-clean-up-process-results-incl-hw-new-experiment-moon-data/ > New reaction to explore: Sodium … Continue reading

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