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11 December Science 7 Summative assessment Hot Air Balloon investigation–Personal Inquiry Project

Read the directions carefully. Do not talk. Use lined paper. On each page you use, put your full name and period. Your writing should be clear, dark, and not too small. Please skip a line in between each line of … Continue reading

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8 December Science 8 Working on Ebooks about Scale and Proportion in the Solar System

Today is available to work on your ebook. I would love to see what progress you are making–please show me. This is an interesting website:  https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/equation-of-time.html Below is a little story about astronomy and how one student reacted. I was … Continue reading

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7 December Science 7 Experiments with Hot Air Balloons

Today Find the mass of your balloon (grams). Find the weight (Newtons). Estimate the volume of your balloon (cubic centimeters, liters). What is the height of the ceiling in the HOP? How much work is done on your balloon as … Continue reading

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6 December Science 8 Composing eBook / Video about Solar System and Model

Today and Friday are workdays. If you need more time outside, consult with Dr. F. Let Dr. F know whether you are making a video or eBook and clarify that you understand the due date. APPROACHES to your composition: Consider … Continue reading

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5 Dec Science 7–finish balloons and fly them

See previous blogs. Review videos, pictures, links, questions. http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2017/12/01/1-dec-sci-7-continue-hot-air-balloon-construction/ http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2017/11/29/29-november-science-7-energy-and-hot-air-balloons-leading-to-summative-project/

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6 December Science 8 Work on Ebook / Video about Solar System and Scale Model

See this video: Powers of Ten:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKBhvDjuy0 Here’s an idea for a travel through our solar system ebook (think of the pictures you would need from today’s activity) Title: A trip through our solar system imagined in New Delhi Pictures of … Continue reading

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4 Dec Science 8 Building the Scale Model of the Solar System

Today build your scale model of the solar system. (Don’t forget the moon–smile: https://www.space.com/38969-supermoon-trilogy-kicks-off-dec-3.html  ) Follow guidelines for safety. Pick up all pieces of your model when you are finished. Work collaboratively, efficiently, and safely. Measure carefully and thoughtfully. Use equipment … Continue reading

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1 Dec Sci 7 — Continue hot air balloon construction

Each group has a “captain” who will first receive instructions and will then deliver instructions to the respective group. We should be able to finish most balloons today so that flights can begin in the next class–that is, if groups … Continue reading

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30 November Science 8 Scaling the solar system

Today: Form groups. Groups will collaboratively research and plan a scale model of the solar system where the same factor is used for the distances and the sizes. Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars, Jupiter, One of Jupiter’s Moons, … Continue reading

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29 November Science 7 Energy and Hot Air Balloons (leading to summative project)

Captains–to choose groups Questions about energy? A pendulum to illustrate energy transformation–Gravitational potential energy transformed to Kinetic energy and back. What is the relationship between work and energy? How does the Conservation of Energy apply. What is heat? What is … Continue reading

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