Monthly Archives: August 2016

1 September Science 7 Expanding on our motion ideas

Experiment possibilities next week and beyond? (Weather? Interest? Cooperation?) Big clay drop using the outside stairs–good data? how does the lump fall? constant speed? changing speed? If changing, how does the speed change? Graphing? Playground physics? What affects the number … Continue reading

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31 August Science 8 Finishing experiments and checking learning habits

Learning Habit check: On a lined sheet of paper, put your name and period. Add comments on your learning habits. Respectful–ways that you are or are not respectful to other students, yourself, teachers. Responsible–keeping up with your work–digital science notebook–attention … Continue reading

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30 August Science 7 Motion graphs, notebooks, blogposts, more ideas-videos

On a lined sheet of paper, put your name and period. Add comments on your learning habits. Respectful–ways that you are or are not respectful to other students, yourself, teachers. Responsible–keeping up with your work–digital science notebook–attention and focus in … Continue reading

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29 August Science 8 Crystals, Brownian Motion, Density, Solubility–The atomic theory of matter

On a piece of lined paper: Describe density in your own words. How can the differences in the densities of water, sunflower oil, and ethanol be explained? Make a sketch of your idea. What was challenging for you in determining the … Continue reading

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24 and 26 August Science 7 Analyzing motion in the “staged races” — Constructing and interpreting position vs. time graphs

On board today–also refer to previous blog below: Make predicted / expected sketch graphs for the following events (a sketch graph shows the axes and labels, the graph line, but no numbers or plotted points–and you do not need graph … Continue reading

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25 August–Density and Solubility

Bring your digital science notebooks up to date. Individual conferences are possible next week. Each class entry should have: 1. Regular notes, 2. what we did, 3. what we saw, 4. what we talked about, 5. what I think and wonder., 6. … Continue reading

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23 August Science 8 Matter–examining properties–density and solubility

Note–the questions posed in the class blog posts are meant for you to consider and address. They provide guidance on things to write about and think about in your digital science notebook entries. It is important that you keep your … Continue reading

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22 August Science 7 — Staged races — motion events, data, graphs, concepts

*Today’s activity is contingent on weather. Period 5, we will finish your presentations on Wed. Tuesday and Wednesday science periods are being used for school photos, so we need to be in our classroom. Today we will conduct a series of “staged races” … Continue reading

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19 August Science 8 Continuing our study of matter

Consider these big questions (KEEP IN VIEW-KIV QUESTIONS AND IDEAS): What can we observe about the structure and behavior of matter? How can we explain what we observe (at the scale of our senses) by structures, entities, and behaviors at … Continue reading

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18 August Science 7 Continuing with “falling bodies” and other motion puzzles

Today–15 minutes to finish gathering results on the falling of lumps of clay and organizing your presentation for the rest of the class. What your expectations were What did you do / try to do What happened How do you … Continue reading

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