Monthly Archives: November 2017

30 November Science 8 Scaling the solar system

Today: Form groups. Groups will collaboratively research and plan a scale model of the solar system where the same factor is used for the distances and the sizes. Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars, Jupiter, One of Jupiter’s Moons, … Continue reading

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29 November Science 7 Energy and Hot Air Balloons (leading to summative project)

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 apply. What is heat? What is … Continue reading

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28 November Science 8 Astronomy–Making a scale model of the solar system

ASTRONOMY Complete as much of the following as you can. Before the end of class today, be sure to see the description of the summative assessment project at the end of this post–Making a model of our solar system to scale by … Continue reading

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27 November Science 7 Energy and Work–Simple Machines as entry point to the ideas

Work in groups from today’s class. Show Dr. F your work on the following and then work on the puzzle at the end of this post. Science 7 Pulleys–measuring work In today’s DSN entry, begin with 3-5 sentences about your … Continue reading

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22 November Science 8 Reflection–Astronomy

On lined paper with your name and period, respond to the following. Be sure to turn in a paper copy and to upload a digital copy (photo) to your DSN. Use the following prompts to guide your reflection: Provide several sentences … Continue reading

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21 November Science 7 Reflections/Comments and then: Energy and Work

Reflections (on lined paper with your name and period ALSO uploaded in your DSN) Provide several sentences about your learning in science this year. Be specific. These should be things that you would like quoted as a part of report card … Continue reading

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10-14-16-20 November Science 8 Combining proportions and beginning the summative on chemical reactions.

20 November: Today is a workday– You will need (in paper copy AND uploaded correctly in your DSN). Ask if anything about this project is unclear: a final product (see below) (a clear photograph, a link and/or file is needed … Continue reading

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15-17November Science 7 Testing Catapults; Beginning summative

The entire period is available for your to: Visual explanation / poster Verbal explanation of your poster (an explanatory caption) A reflection on your learning about motion See board from the 15th. Refer to previous blogpost for details of summative … Continue reading

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13 Nov. Sci 7 Testing motion device; Beginning Summative Project

Today we will complete, test, and modify your catapults On the testing (today or Wednesday). You will have a distance and a target. We will measure the distance of first contact to the closest edge of the target. During the … Continue reading

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9 November Science 7 Change of plans due to bad air outside–the performance of a catapult as the basis for summative assessment

Be sure you are keeping your DSN complete and up-to-date. Complete and up-to-date means all 7 items are included for each class.  We will postpone rocket launches until the air quality improves. In order to carry on with the spirit … Continue reading

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