Monthly Archives: December 2018

10 December Science 8 Scale Model e-book / video; parent newsletter #2; A Private Universe

Mindful moment. Previous class was a workday devoted to projects. Today’s blogpost–take a look. Prepare todays’ DSN entry. Copy link from today’s blogpost. List each of the 7 items as headings. Write an anticipatory statement for each item. Questions * … Continue reading

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7 December 2018 Science 7 “Rube Goldberg” System, Device, Kinetic Sculpture

*Mindful moment. Let’s watch:¬†https://www.mindfulschools.org/video/release-2/ Release (first line–“Middle School can be really hard sometimes.”) *Review previous class–blogpost, demonstrations, DSN entry *See today’s blogpost and plan *Prepare DSN entry for the day Copy the link to today’s blog Note the 7 items … Continue reading

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6 December Science 8 Preparing the Solar System Scale Model — Ebook or video

Take a mindful moment. Then use today to work on/complete your Astronomy summative. It is due on Monday at the beginning of class. Be prepared to present your project if you win the presentation lottery. See the description below: ***Summative … Continue reading

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5 December Science 7 Energy? Forms, Transformations, Questions

Mindful moment. Review last class–blogpost and your DSN entry. What is WORK? How is energy related? What did you learn about pulleys and the conservation of energy? See today’s blogpost. Review the board. See the pulley system at the front … Continue reading

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4 Dec Science 8 Scale Model of Solar System

Mindful moment Quick look through today’s blog (samples of student work included) Prepare for setting up model outside Have plan to place representational objects at scaled distances and to retrieve them before return to class. Leave no materials outside. Have … Continue reading

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3 December Science 7 Work-Energy-Pulley Systems (Conservation of Energy)

Mindful moment Past class review–what did you write about the playground swings? what is revealed about force, falling/swinging, energy? Were you surprised at anything that happened or that did not happen? Explain your surprise. Review today’s blog. Pay close attention … Continue reading

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