30 September Science 7 Revising the Tumble Buggy / Preparing for parent conferences / Partner tree












We will perform the thought experiment of the rotating weight. We will need video (slow motion) and photos. For period 8 we will post a video and photos here:


img_3262Video and frameshot by Rahul (thanks) img_1300














Compare the actual result to what you expected. Post this on your blog as you did for the cart-pulling example. How do you explain the actual result?

Open powerschool and read the comments on your Tumble Buggy Report. You now have 2 weeks if you want to resubmit. In order to resubmit, you should read the comments and compare to your self-assessment. Ask any questions you have. Revise according to the comments. Resubmit with a copy of the comments, the original paper, and the revised paper, and a new self-assessment that considers the first self-assessment and what you have done in the revision. All of these documents should also be loaded properly in the digital science notebook. Due in two weeks if you want to resubmit.

Prepare for Student-Teacher-Parent conference.

  • Create a document in which you list links to the work you intend to show (see below). No need to create a presentation as you may need to access work in different order. Do not write a script. We will have a conversation. Do think about the things you choose.
  • Have your digital science notebook up-to-date.
  • Describe what you have found to be the most interesting so far this year.
  • Have examples picked out (linked) from your digital science notebook.
  • Pick out the most complete entry.
  • Pick out the entry where you feel you learned the most.
  • Pick out the entry where you were surprised, puzzled, or uncertain.
  • Have these three entries available for quick access (save the links an put them in a Student-Parent-Teacher document).
  • Pick out your most thoughtful blog post and have the link ready for easy access.
  • Be prepared to explain why you think it is most thoughtful.
  • Have your tumble buggy project available with a link.
  • Have the comments on the project available.
  • Be prepared to discuss your revisions.
  • What have been the greatest challenges.
  • Why do you think they are challenging?
  • Be prepared to share a plan for how you hope to work in science for the rest of the year.

Probably no time for this today:

During the last 10 minutes of class, visit your partner tree. Take photos. Make observations. See something new that you did not notice before. Organize your observations in your digital science notebook. You need a folder called partner tree. Be sure to record the date and time of your observations.


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