Welcome to all. I wish a wonderful year of exploring, thinking, and learning for each of you. Please ask whenever you have questions or concerns. Please share your ideas and insights. I love to hear what you are thinking.
A class routine starting our first day:
Let’s begin each class with a calm, still, quiet, mindful moment. Let’s consider what it means to say everything is connected and that change is perpetual.
Need to take roll.
An interesting phenomenon. (A phenomenon is something that appears. Something that can be observed. Phenomena is plural.)
Let’s examine an interesting phenomenon with matter–our first topic of science 8.
An iceberg in Jökulsárlón, Iceland. A glacier lagoon. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6kuls%C3%A1rl%C3%B3n >
Watch the demonstration in class. Also the photographs below:
In the first picture, ice floats in a glass filled to the very top.
In the second one, the ice floats in liquid water–the level does not reach the top of the glass. You can see the level.
- What do you notice?
- Make a sketch/sketches.
- Describe in words.
- Use the paper provided.
- What do you think will happen as the ice melts?
- Explain your thinking as best as you can.
- List questions that you have.
- Include your name.
- Include the following information:
- Years at AES.
- Your home country (countries–explain).
- Parents’ names and occupations.
- Best memory from your break.
- An experience from your break that involved matter. Include a description of the situation. Something you noticed. A question you had or have related to the matter experience.
- Turn in the paper at the end of our short first class. We will use what you have observed, thought, and written in our next class.
Use this document throughout our year. Note down any questions you have. Fundamental-questions-about-matter
Always think of the big picture–everything is connected: