Monthly Archives: September 2018

3 October Science 7 Acceleration; “All motion is relative”–what does that mean?

Mindful moment. Review previous DSN. (We previewed trees–to get ready for WOW and to start longterm observation. We have more to learn about motion and energy this semester, so we will continue with that topic, too.) Preview today’s blogpost. Create … Continue reading

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26 September Science 8 Parent Student Teacher conferences; peek at Astronomy unit; moon journal

a. Mindful moment. This morning at about 6:15 Indian Standard Time. E 9/15 Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. Looking a few degrees south of due west. (Note: The photo of the sun on the current blog header was taken a few … Continue reading

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25 September Science 7 Parent Conferences; New topic for long-term observations; Relative motion; Acceleration

a. Mindful moment. b. Review previous entry in DSN. Tumble Buggy report. Did you use the guidelines? I have noticed a few students calculate time/distance instead of distance / time. Some students did not include graphs. You will get feedback … Continue reading

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24 September Science 8 turn in summative projects; prepare for Parent-Student-Teacher projects; Summative commentary/reflection

Mindful moment. The seasons turn. Harvest moon. Review previous DSN entry. This should be your summative report on mixing ethanol and water. Preview blogpost for today. Open new document for DSN entry. Give it the Title: Parent Student Teacher conference. … Continue reading

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21 September Science 7 Turn in Tumble Buggy–Summative Reports; Write reflection; Prepare for Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

1. Mindful moment. (See this article and video from a school in Chicago, Illinois, United States where a classroom uses mindfulness techniques http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-ahp-olive-school-student-meditation-tl-1109-20171107-story.html  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-ahp-olive-school-student-meditation-tl-1109-20171107-story.html ) 2. Review DSN from last class. Should be the draft of your report. 3. Preview Blogpost … Continue reading

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20 Sept. Science 8 Workday on report for Summative Project–Mixing Ethanol and Water

Mindful moment. Review recent DSN entry–the draft of your project report. Preview blogpost for today. Create DSN entry for today. All you need to do is add a link to your summative project report. Questions. * * * * * … Continue reading

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19 September Science 7 Workday: Writing the report on the Tumble Buggy investigation

Mindful moment. “Every time we become aware of a thought, as opposed to being lost in a thought, we experience that opening of the mind.” – Joseph Goldstein Review your DSN entry from the previous class. This should be the draft … Continue reading

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18 September Science 8 Workday–Summative project–Mixing Ethanol and Water

Mindful moment. Engagement. Initiative. Choice. Building new reasoning pathways. Review recent blogposts.  4,6,10,12,14 Sept. Send an email to your parents and to Dr. F describing the following: a) How many of the recent 5 dates have an entry in your … Continue reading

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17 Sept. Science 7 Workday for Report on Summative project: To what extent does the Tumble Buggy exhibit constant speed?

Mindful moment. Review previous blogposts. Send email to parents and Dr. F indicating which class dates have entries for the previous 5 classes (two weeks). Indicate which dates have all 7 items addressed. Indicate what is missing. Indicate accurately how … Continue reading

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14 September Science 8 Summative investigation project–Mixing Ethanol and Water

Mindful moment. Review of previous DSN entries. You should have described the original demonstration, your attempt to replicate it, and the patterns observed in the class data. You should have developed or selected an explanation of the vanishing volume and … Continue reading

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