Category Archives: Science 7

25 September Science 7 Parent Conferences; New topic for long-term observations; Relative motion; Acceleration

a. Mindful moment. b. Review previous entry in DSN. Tumble Buggy report. Did you use the guidelines? I have noticed a few students calculate time/distance instead of distance / time. Some students did not include graphs. You will get feedback … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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30 August Science 7 Staged races

Mindful moment. Review DSN entry from previous class. Browse blogpost for today. Prepare new document for DSN entry for today. Questions. One of my favorite WOW 7 pictures–related to a question about position. Where are you? Which way is Delhi? … Continue reading

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