Monthly Archives: May 2017

26 May Science 8 Summer, next year, Premier episode Years of Living Dangerously

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25 May Science 7 inventing a game

Designing an experiment is like inventing a game or simulation. (Remember the various games and simulations we have recently played: Oh! Deer!, Bat-Moth, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Eleusis or Mother Nature; think of other games you know and experiments you have … Continue reading

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22 May Science 8 Discussions/Activities Period 3 Period 4

See emboldened items for today’s discussions 3 presentations (period 3 Harshita, Ahaan, Jagan) (period 4 Mayan, Se-Jeong) Topics  and students https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/1ilLb82OQyBlB7qHw7-sBX2tHAc6f24a4nf1NrY4gcXs/edit?usp=sharing Feedback to Activity/Discussion leaders (include your name, period, discussion leader’s name, and topic): State what you think is the most … Continue reading

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23 May Science 7 The Cartesian Diver–Density, Buoyancy, Theory-making, Theory-testing

Observe Describe Share Build Operate 1st Explanations (with pictures) Share Test How does the diver compare to the hot-air balloon? How does the diver compare to the air-pressure water rocket? How does the diver compare to a submarine? How does … Continue reading

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19 May Science 7 Sound?

Touch the Sound (Dame Evelyn Glennie–a profoundly deaf musician) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS36-4Ob9OA Spoon Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne1-s0RHEbY&feature=youtu.be Soundgarden–Seattle band’s first big hit was Spoon Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_zzCLLRvE Miss Congeniality–singing wine glasses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZROC380sgY Your musical instruments–how to the work? what do they do? what do you … Continue reading

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17 May Science 7 Butterfly Garden/Trees/Game of Science/Options?

Enhancing the Schoolyard (update) (period 6 proposal for butterfly garden) https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/presentation/d/1xNFR3Eqf0-aTIBTEvGcmTkVeclzzXyb_d9aEG0UbGkQ/edit?usp=sharing Eleusis–Mother Nature–A Game of Science Science activity/topic options for 19, 23, 25 May? Sound, Light, Density-Buoyancy, Building-structures (K-NEX), Other?    

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15 May Science 7 Turn in Bird Beak

Submit Bird Beak graphs and summaries. Be sure your name is included and you have a copy uploaded to your digital science notebook. Email to parents and Dr. F if you are not ready. Examine one another’s Bird Beak graphs … Continue reading

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5 & 9 & 11 & 15 May Science 7 Reading article and watching video about Galapagos finch evolution

This is a very interesting video–let me know if you like the technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9irpz6ZZk8 This may help: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/course/session4/elaborate_b.html Hint: Refer to the last paragraph of Origin of Species that we read at the beginning of the semester. You wrote a blog post … Continue reading

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8 May Science 8 Addressing the question “You knew this was a problem and you didn’t fix it?”

Each student should imagine who they would like to ask regarding their own topic (David Letterman’s question from the episode on Years of Living Dangerously): “You knew this was a problem and you didn’t fix it?” Then share who you … Continue reading

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4 May Science 8–Sharing your main concern–Solar energy in India and the USA

Each student make one statement about what she/he thinks is the most important idea about his or her topic and why. All students take notes on each statement and reasons. Do not discuss anything at this point in time, but do … Continue reading

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