Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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13 September Science 7 Continuing Summative Project–Tumble Buggy: To what extent does it exhibit constant velocity?

Mindful moment. Review DSN entry from previous class. You should have data. Graph. Calculations of average speeds for different distance intervals. You should have a description of what you did to gather the data. Review today’s blogpost. Create new DSN … Continue reading

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12 Sept Science 8 Summative project–what happens when ethanol is mixed with water?

Mindful moment. Review previous DSN entry. Preview blogpost for today. Create new DSN entry for today. Questions. Data from 3 classes replicating the demonstration of mixing 50 ml water with 50 ml ethanol. (Make sure your name appears) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bzZPhyTpZdvcdJaVzmk45MfGE1uYbqRw8Li6-N2nctk/edit?usp=sharing Proposed … Continue reading

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11 Sept. Science 7 Work on Summative Project–To what extent does the tumble buggy exhibit constant velocity?

Routine: Mindful moment. The value of being still. You might enjoy this TED Talk by Pico Iyer, a well-known travel writer: < https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_the_art_of_stillness> Review DSN entry from previous class. Examine blog post for today AND summative project description in the previous … Continue reading

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10 Sept. Science 8 Beginning summative project #1 for the Study of Matter

Mindful moment. Review DSN entry from previous class. Preview blogpost for today. Open new document for DSN entry for today. Be sure to include the link to today’s class blogpost. Your questions. See excerpt below from Chemistry: Concepts and Applications … Continue reading

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