Monthly Archives: December 2018

19 December Science 7 Campus Trees; Partner Tree selection

Mindful moment Reflect on study of motion and energy–what questions remain? See today’s blogpost Prepare DSN to go into the partner tree folder in your biodiversity folder (anticipatory statements–you will need to make sketches and take pictures and write descriptions) … Continue reading

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18 December Science 8–Are we alone? Science in popular culture? A scientist writes fiction?

Mindful moment–review and reflect on previous DSN entry and blogpost–Letter from the Earth. What is special about our “pale blue dot?” (See Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO5FwsblpT8 http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/earth/the-pale-blue-dot-of-earth.html Take 5 minutes to do this: Remember to upload material … Continue reading

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17 December Science 7 Showing the energy transformation systems, devices, sculptures

Mindful moment. Review previous class and notes. Preview today’s blogs. Prepare today’s DSN. Anticipatory statements. NEED TO FINISH DSN for each class. Send photos, sketches, and excerpts about energy–and especially about recent project. *  * * * * Set up … Continue reading

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14 December Science 8–Letter from the earth to an intelligent alien

Mindful moment. Previous class–questions? Preview today’s blog. Prepare DSN entry. Copy and paste url for today’s blogpost. Write anticipatory statements for each item in the DSN entry for today. Questions (from the Sun-Moon-Earth system; from today’s plan) Share and read … Continue reading

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13 December Science 7–Energy transfer and transformation systems, devices, sculptures; parent newsletter material

Mindful Moment Review past DSN entry Preview Blog Post Prepare DSN entry Copy and paste the url for today’s post into your DSN entry Write anticipatory statements for each of the 7 items for an entry Questions (Read your anticipatory … Continue reading

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12 December Science 8 Modelling the Sun-Earth-Moon System: Phases and their connection with times of day to see the moon

Mindful moment Review last classes (think about model and modeling–kinds of model, benefits, pitfalls–thinking patterns related to models–analogies, metaphors, theories–how do these work in our minds?) Preview today’s blog Set up today’s DSN.  Copy and paste link to today’s blogpost. … Continue reading

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11 Dec. Science 7–Energy Transformation Systems-Devices-Sculptures

Mindful moment. Review previous class blog and notes (DSN entry) Preview today’s blog. Organize today’s DSN entry. Copy and paste url for today’s post. Write anticipatory statements for each of the 7 items that belong in the DSN entry. Questions … Continue reading

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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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