Category Archives: Science 8

14 and 16 August Science 8 Expectations, DSN, Dissolving and solubility

Here is the link for our plan for the 14th and 16th of August: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nrmeYtp_fbbhNYC_r716t9DcKBg1Yb4I1h1MxO2_bZ8/edit?usp=sharing This link connects to a google folder with class material. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mje9fzsyUI5NwRiA4MH3xHSKaIoFs0HY?usp=sharing  

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6-7 and 8-9 August 2019 Science 8 First Day Introductions Study of Matter

Greetings. We will be using google classroom this year. This blog will also have information related to our class. This link connects to a google folder with class material. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mje9fzsyUI5NwRiA4MH3xHSKaIoFs0HY?usp=sharing Here are the links to two google slide presentations for our … Continue reading

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27 May Science 8 Last class of 2018-2019 school year

Celebrating the last Sci 8 class of the year. A HUGE THANK YOU for all the learning and effort you have put into this year. I have enjoyed getting to know you all so much, and I wish the very … Continue reading

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23 May Science 8 Human body science

Mindful moment: Some challenges–Human body science If you want to see some pictures and activities: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kgZzzBfXCMyGWneAas2NJEIbFtT90ZmuZCur4aEjnFY/edit?usp=sharing Walking straight–can you do it? What patterns emerge? Any explanations? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WK8BBsTiN_aIV5oNjK4cCGvVREvDKqjLS9E5VBFKWKw/edit?usp=sharing A scientific study: Walking Straight into Circles http://www.dbs-sar.com/InstructorNetwork/jq-w/Souman_CB.pdf Body architecture Where do you fall in … Continue reading

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21 May Science 8 Your questions

Mindful moment: Everyone watch this–How to Save Our Planet: https://youtu.be/0Puv0Pss33M Students had posed some questions they had about science. I have supplied some references to help them begin to address their questions. They may spend 1/2 the period in groups … Continue reading

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17 May Science 8 Last bits of Human Impact–some overall thoughts–lingering questions

There are a few people who need to finish activities/ discussions. We’ll take time to do that. ***** Questions submitted by 8th graders for reflection on the Human Impact Project and Project Debriefing?Feedback. My motivations for this project were: To … Continue reading

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15 May Human Impact Projects

Mindful moment: Things to consider —- https://www.truthdig.com/articles/we-finally-know-when-the-human-impact-on-climate-began/ https://e360.yale.edu/digest/co2-concentrations-hit-highest-levels-in-3-million-years https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/17/world/trillion-trees-climate-change-intl-scn/index.html Talk to family and friends; inform your leaders; learn as much as you can; support actions that will improve our environment— https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-nature-extinction-un-biodiversity-report-2019-a8901061.html From Singapore https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/explainer-why-rapid-extinction-plant-animal-species-matters-humans From Canadian news–watch the extended broadcast: https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/what-will-it-take-to-stop-humans-from-destroying-nature-canadian-prof-has-an-answer-1.4410130 … Continue reading

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13 May Science 8 Human Impact Projects

Mindful moment: Talk to family and friends; inform your leaders; learn as much as you can; support actions that will improve our environment— https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-nature-extinction-un-biodiversity-report-2019-a8901061.html From Singapore https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/explainer-why-rapid-extinction-plant-animal-species-matters-humans From Canadian news–watch the extended broadcast: https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/what-will-it-take-to-stop-humans-from-destroying-nature-canadian-prof-has-an-answer-1.4410130 It’s Finally Sinking In Our Planet is unwatchable. … Continue reading

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9 May Science 8 Human Impact

Mindful moment: Children Change Their Parents’ Minds about Climate Change https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/children-change-their-parents-minds-about-climate-change/ India pollution is killing millions, yet it’s not a poll agenda https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/india-pollution-killing-millions-poll-agenda-190507141853621.html After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do … Continue reading

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7 May Science 8 Human Impact Project (don’t forget to send feedback; don’t forget 2 reflections–project AND end of year)

Mindful moment: The importance of communication in solving environmental problems: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/02/greta-thunberg-speeches-published-no-one-is-too-small-to-make-a-difference 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Intergovernmental Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/1-million-species-at-risk-of-extinction-intergovernmental-report-finds Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/science/tigers-climate-change-sundarbans.html After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with … Continue reading

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