Monthly Archives: December 2017

18 December Science 8 DSN for Semester 2; Letter to an alien; More of Contact

See diagram on board. Organize your DSN. Be prepared for Semester 2. Finish letter to an alien. Copy in astronomy and link or copy in Earth Systems. Resume watching Contact. What is the science? (What “science” could be criticized?) What … Continue reading

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15 December Science 7 PIP brainstorm and discussion continued; Partner Trees and field observations

Today we will spend a bit more time discussing the Personal Inquiry Project. Then we will visit the partner trees you selected (arbitrarily from a hat!) back in October. These were the directions then: Keep your eyes open and listen … Continue reading

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14 December Science 8 Spectra; Letters from the Earth; SETI; The Golden Record; Contact

Today we will examine the spectra of other elements and compounds. Sketch the spectra. Take pictures: Upper = hydrogen–bright lines ( air is probably a contaminant–the continuous spectrum) Middle 1 and Middle 2= helium–bright lines (Middle 2 photo by E. … Continue reading

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13 December Science 7 Personal inquiry project

Today we will discuss your questions and suggestions. We will make some decisions, too, that will apply to all PIPs in Periods 1 and 3 Science 7 Frazier. The Personal Inquiry Project During the coming semester, you will need to … Continue reading

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12 December Science 8–Modelling the moon; Messages in starlight

Today we will design a model that demonstrates the phases of the moon as produced by the light of the (stationary) sun and an earth that rotates (but does not revolve around the sun). The time of day on the … Continue reading

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11 December Science 7 Summative assessment Hot Air Balloon investigation–Personal Inquiry Project

Read the directions carefully. Do not talk. Use lined paper. On each page you use, put your full name and period. Your writing should be clear, dark, and not too small. Please skip a line in between each line of … Continue reading

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8 December Science 8 Working on Ebooks about Scale and Proportion in the Solar System

Today is available to work on your ebook. I would love to see what progress you are making–please show me. This is an interesting website:  https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/equation-of-time.html Below is a little story about astronomy and how one student reacted. I was … Continue reading

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7 December Science 7 Experiments with Hot Air Balloons

Today Find the mass of your balloon (grams). Find the weight (Newtons). Estimate the volume of your balloon (cubic centimeters, liters). What is the height of the ceiling in the HOP? How much work is done on your balloon as … Continue reading

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6 December Science 8 Composing eBook / Video about Solar System and Model

Today and Friday are workdays. If you need more time outside, consult with Dr. F. Let Dr. F know whether you are making a video or eBook and clarify that you understand the due date. APPROACHES to your composition: Consider … Continue reading

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5 Dec Science 7–finish balloons and fly them

See previous blogs. Review videos, pictures, links, questions. http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2017/12/01/1-dec-sci-7-continue-hot-air-balloon-construction/ http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2017/11/29/29-november-science-7-energy-and-hot-air-balloons-leading-to-summative-project/

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