Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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7 September Science 7 Recap on motion so far; introduction of summative project #1

Mindful moment. Think of the motion everywhere and in everything from atoms to galaxies. Another quote from Thich Nhat Hanh: “The miracle is walking on the earth, not walking on water or fire. The real miracle is walking on this earth.”  … Continue reading

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Science 8 An Interesting Problem–Keep in view!

Ice cubes are dropped into 50 ml of ethanol. The ice sinks.   As the ice melts, it rises slightly in the cylinder. Small bubbles seem to be streaming from the ice and from below the ice. “Mixing lines” appear … Continue reading

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6 September Science 8 Recap temperature vs time graphs; phase changes in water; atoms and molecules; elements and compounds;

Opening routine. Close devices, books, conversations, and eyes for a mindful moment. Breathe. Become calm. Focus. Consider the idea that Water is your real teacher. What is water saying in this photo? What does water teach about water? What does … Continue reading

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5 September Science 7 Graphs of staged races continued; calculating and understanding average speed; concepts of velocity; relative motion

Opening routine: Mindful moment. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” Thich Nhat … Continue reading

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4 Sept. Science 8 Cooling curve; periodic table of elements; matter, elements, and atoms

Opening routine. Close devices, books, conversations, and eyes for a mindful moment. Breathe. Become calm. Focus. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what … Continue reading

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3 September Science 7 Graphing staged races

Mindful moment. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Review DSN entry from previous class. Browse blogpost for today. … Continue reading

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