Monthly Archives: November 2016

29 November Science 7 Energy Heat preparing for Hot Air Balloons

What I was doing last week: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10207729953470343.1073741908.1338342884&type=1&l=4052bee58a Captains–to choose groups Questions about energy? A pendulum to illustrate energy transformation–Gravitational potential energy transformed to Kinetic energy and back. What is the relationship between work and energy? How does the Conservation of Energy … Continue reading

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30 November Science 8 Reflection blog on Chemical reactions; Resuming astronomy

What I was doing last week in case you are interested. Happy to talk if you have any questions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10207729953470343.1073741908.1338342884&type=1&l=4052bee58a Send this letter to your parents. Get a signature and have it returned. It may be returned by email. You need … Continue reading

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28 November Science 8 Work day on chemical reaction summative “product”

This is individual. Chemistry Unit Summative Assessment This assessment will take place over the course of 3-4 class days and your own time. After submitting the final product, you will write a blog post in class. Brainstorm and planning 16 … Continue reading

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18 November Science 8 Day 1 investigation of chemical reactions for assessment

Carefully review the previous blogpost from 16 November introducing the project. <http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2016/11/16/16-november-science-8-proposing-an-investigation-summative-project/> Show written copy of proposal. Pay careful attention to safety and to learning criteria. SAFETY FIRST. EYE PROTECTION FOR EVERYONE. KNOW THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF THE REACTION YOU … Continue reading

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22 November Science 8 2nd lab day for assessment project on chemical reactions

This is the 2nd day to complete the laboratory investigation portion of your assessment project on chemical reactions. Make sure your proposal is on hand. Keep the learning criteria in mind. SAFETY FIRST! Everyone wears eye protection. Everyone knows the … Continue reading

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23 November Science 7 More on Energy

View the Chapter CHANGE from the Ring of Truth series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk8CQNThbc0 Take notes. Pay attention to the examples. Ask questions. Discuss your and your classmates’ ideas. In the opening scenes, the scientist (Philip Morrison–see what you can find out about … Continue reading

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21 November Science 7 Simple Machines and the Concept of Energy

Work in pairs. Build and analyze simple machines from the K-Nex kits. Record your observations, thoughts, and questions in your notes. Take pictures to support your analysis. Questions and information below can help you. After you build and analyze 3 simple … Continue reading

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17 November Science 7 Energy Work Pulleys Simple Machines

 Science 7 Pulleys–measuring work Work in teams of 2-3 to explore pulley systems (see notes from last class and examine photos below and from last class. Extend your thinking to other simple machine and to the concept of energy. Pulleys … Continue reading

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Infographic Next Generation Science Standards

Let me know if this infographic helps you understand our science standards–related to scientific practices:

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16 November Science 8 Proposing an investigation–Summative project

Prepare a proposal for your summative project–an investigation of a chemical reaction. This must be completed and approved before you may begin your research. If you are going to work with a partner, present your proposals together. Each partner must … Continue reading

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