Monthly Archives: October 2016

20 October Science 8 Rivers

Today, acknowledging your up-coming trip to and on one of the greatest rivers in the world, we’ll discuss Rivers. Check out the geography of our region. What do you notice? Why is Tibet considered a strategic region? How many watersheds begin … Continue reading

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19 & 21 October Science 7 Preparation for WOW–Stream Science and River Walk

View and discuss Part 1 and Part 2 in WOW Science from a presentation for previous years: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/wow-science-7/  How many kinds of living thing do you expect to observe during the WOW trip? • Viewing the landscape from the train and … Continue reading

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18 October Science 8 Triangles, scaling, mapping and measuring, observation of the sun, measuring the height of things indirectly

Today goes into your astronomy folder. We are doing astronomy now because of the equinox, the weekend full moon, your WOW 8 excursion where you will have the chance to see the sky for extended periods of time. Check for … Continue reading

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17 October Science 7 Newton’s 3rd Law, Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, Rocket Design and Experiment

Newton’s Laws of Motion 1st Law is a starting point, an assumption about mass and motion. Anything that has mass tends to keep its velocity (constant speed in a straight line). Anything that has mass tends to resist changing its … Continue reading

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14 October Science 8 Catching up–How to determine a complete reaction

Several things to do today: Clean up bottle experiments. You may test the gas as demonstrated 2 classes ago. Conditions: Only one basin and one test at one table at a time. When you are ready to test, call me … Continue reading

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13 October Science 7 Acceleration due to gravity, a word about instantaneous velocity, momentum, and more

  bigclaydrop Find these average speeds: http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/dmvideos.org/players/freefall_5_2015/freefall_5_2015.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfTTHx9kCHk http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3dp08h Conservation of Momentum Demonstration Air-pressure water-rockets

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12 October Science 8 Chemical reactions continued

Today / Tonight view the moon. Here is the data: The moon rises in the eastern part of the horizon this afternoon at 15:21. It will cross the north-south line in the sky, called the local meridian, at 21:08. It … Continue reading

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10 October Science 7 Free fall and partner tree

Today we will try to gather data on the free fall of a lump of clay from the outer stairs. We will need full cooperation of the class–good observations–timers and videographers, complete recording of the data, full attention. Safety is … Continue reading

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4 October Science 7 Motion, Inertia, Force, Acceleration–Newton’s Laws

Read, Explain, Question, Summarize and Reflect Newton’s 1st Law of Motion is about a property of matter called inertia. If you realize that the cart could keep moving in a straight line with constant speed with no one pushing or … Continue reading

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3 October–Return Reports, Data on bottle experiments, STP conference prep, conservation of mass videos

Find the mass of the following bottles. Vinegar and steel wool. Steel wool and moist air. Moistened paper towel and mung beans. Enter data on the class spreadsheet. You need two “after masses” for the vinegar and steel wool; steel … Continue reading

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