Monthly Archives: September 2017

22 September Science 7 Graphing the cart’s motion; reading about Newton’s ideas

Conditions for revision of the summative report on the Tumble Buggy.  A copy of the original submission must be unchanged and available in the DSN. The revised copy is submitted within the 2-week window (paper AND DSN). The revision makes … Continue reading

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21 September Science 8 Turn in Summative Reports on Ethanol and Water mixing; some astronomy observations

Today: Turn in summative assessment reports on mixing ethanol and water. If you do not have the report ready, immediately email your parents and me in the same message. Explain that you have not completed the assessment project by the … Continue reading

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20 September Science 7 Pulling a cart with a constant force

Reminder: Keep DSN complete and up-to-date Discuss expectations and reasons of what happens to a cart when pulled with a constant force. Set up frame of reference (track) and conduct several motion events with cart. Gather data. Make graphs of … Continue reading

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19 Sept. Science 8 Work day on summative assesment report–Mixing Ethanol and Water

For those who are interested in some additional reading (these are very good) (available on amazon.in: Mass: The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields by Jim Baggott Reactions: The private life of atoms by Peter Atkins Chemistry: … Continue reading

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18 September Science 7 Preparing for Parent Conferences

Make your plan for Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. You should make a file in your DSN with the following items. You may use a document, a Google presentation or your own AES blog. Whatever you do, make sure your parents and I … Continue reading

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8 & 12 & 14 September Science 8 Summative Assessment Mixing Ethanol and Water

Today: Select some aspect of mixing ethanol and water that you want to investigate further. Keep track of your procedure(s) and results. This will be the second part of your report. Please clear any ideas with Dr. F regarding safety … Continue reading

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7 & 11 & 13 September Science 7 Summative Assessment Evaluating Motion of “Tumble Buggy” To what extent does the toy car exhibit constant velocity?

*Turn in paper copy at the end of the period 13 Sept. Make sure digital copy is properly uploaded, labeled, and shared in your digital science notebook–in the motion folder. Be sure you have paid close attention to ALL parts … Continue reading

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6 September Science 8 Histograms on saturated salt solution data; observations and theory chart; resources and references; silver crystals; summative puzzle

ON THE BACK OF EACH GRAPH PROVIDE YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THE RESULTS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PHOTO OF YOUR GRAPH AND YOUR INTERPRETATION. PUT YOUR NAME AND PERIOD ON THE GRAPH. TURN IT IN. The intention was to keep … Continue reading

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5 September Science 7 Reviewing speed–average, constant, instantaneous; speed and direction = velocity; Introduction to the tumble buggy

Questions about relative motion and frames of reference. Calculate (can also use graphical technique where you have good data and a graph) the average speeds from situations on the board. Form 3 person groups. Watch the following claims about the … Continue reading

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4 September Science 8 Evidence for the existence of atoms? Dissolving, saturation, density, crystallization, chemical reactions, Brownian motion

Look at this picture of salt crystals that have come out of solution (that have “precipitated”). What do you notice? Look at the results of your set up to evaporate the water from the saturated salt solution. Also look at … Continue reading

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