Category Archives: Science 8

22 May Science 8 Discussions/Activities Period 3 Period 4

See emboldened items for today’s discussions 3 presentations (period 3 Harshita, Ahaan, Jagan) (period 4 Mayan, Se-Jeong) Topics  and students https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/1ilLb82OQyBlB7qHw7-sBX2tHAc6f24a4nf1NrY4gcXs/edit?usp=sharing Feedback to Activity/Discussion leaders (include your name, period, discussion leader’s name, and topic): State what you think is the most … Continue reading

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8 May Science 8 Addressing the question “You knew this was a problem and you didn’t fix it?”

Each student should imagine who they would like to ask regarding their own topic (David Letterman’s question from the episode on Years of Living Dangerously): “You knew this was a problem and you didn’t fix it?” Then share who you … Continue reading

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4 May Science 8–Sharing your main concern–Solar energy in India and the USA

Each student make one statement about what she/he thinks is the most important idea about his or her topic and why. All students take notes on each statement and reasons. Do not discuss anything at this point in time, but do … Continue reading

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26 April Science 8 Student Survey; Prepare for Activity/Discussion

Complete student survey: See board for login and ID#. Dr. F will read directions first. Work on plan for activity and discussion–turn in outline for plan with times noted. Be sure you do a practice run to verify the planned … Continue reading

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24 April Science 8 Things you have learned? Preparing for your activity/discussion/presentation

Review your digital science notebook from the beginning of the year. Pick out and describe examples from various topics where you did something you had never done before, where you saw something you had never seen before, where you wondered … Continue reading

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20 April Science 8–continue research on topic–begin planning discussion and activity

Science in America: Neil de Grasse Tyson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqTOEospfo Annotations target by end of day: 15-20 Some things to try in planning your discussion. What are the themes, big ideas, questions, and issues around your topic? What are the essential science ideas … Continue reading

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10, 12, 14, 18 April Science 8 Begin Human Impact Project

At the end of today, you should have as a minimum 9 annotations. By now, you should have become more familiar with your topic. Be sure you are looking at rich and reliable sources. <http://e360.yale.edu/> is a good example of … Continue reading

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6 April Science 8–Earth Day–March for Science–Summative Earth Cycles Story and begin Human Impact Project

March for Science https://www.marchforscience.com/ Interesting article on science denial https://thelogicofscience.com/2017/04/03/scientists-arent-stupid-and-science-deniers-are-arrogant/ New spread of tick-borne disease: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431195-800-lyme-disease-is-set-to-explode-and-you-cant-protect-yourself/?cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2017-Echobox&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1491383058 Carbon dioxide levels could reach their highest point in 50 million years by the end of the century      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/05/carbon-dioxide-levels-could-reach-their-highest-point-in-50-million-years-by-the-end-of-the-century/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.bbf3b09a916e https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/03/what-exactly-are-people-marching-for-when-they-march-for-science/518763/ Celebrate “passion for science.” Celebrate what … Continue reading

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4 April Science 8 River simulation presentation, earth cycle summative, and choosing a human impact topic

Today–work on your presentation of the findings from your stream table river simulations. See the guidelines in previous post–link below. http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2017/03/24/24-march-science-8-watershed-simulations/ Be sure everyone has a copy. Be sure everyone’s name is included on the presentation. Upload presentation in DSN. … Continue reading

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24 March Science 8 Watershed simulations and presentation; Upcoming–Earth Cycle Story; Human Impact Topics

  Finish gathering date on activites 1, 2, and, if you have time, 3. Experimental questions clearly articulated and suggestive of the investigation/ variables named. Systematic = variables / observables (things to observe, count, measure) are clearly defined, controlled, manipulated. Effects … Continue reading

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