Category Archives: Science 8

13 October Science 8 Analyzing data, Completing experiments, Testing gases, The Conservation of Mass, Atoms-Molecules-Chemical Reactions

Put the pictures of the moon from the 11th, the 12th, and today the 13th together to see if you are any closer to figuring out the pattern of the phases and the times of rising and setting. 11 October, … Continue reading

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11 Oct. Science 8 Moon today; Experiments in a bottle–closed system

See the moon this morning at 5:40 am viewed from 2nd floor balcony. Notice in the shot with the building how high the moon is in the sky. To take the picture I was turned west and a little south. … Continue reading

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9 October Science 8 Continuing with chemical reactions–open systems and closed systems

From 5 October: Share your data on the class spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/1V5y4RdyVXmki565eVOHY-iOgfw_zY0L9tA1sFFcxzqQ/edit?usp=sharing How would these data look on a histogram? What pattern do you expect in the change in mass? Here is a description of the reaction in words: magnesium sulfate + … Continue reading

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6 Oct. Sci 8 1-8 Day: Revision reminder; Data entry; Select human impact topic

Revision of the Mixing Ethanol and Water due 1st day after fall break, 23 Oct, at the beginning of your period. Have paper copies already printed. Paper copies: Revision Document explaining what was changed and why Digital science notebook (in … Continue reading

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4 October Science 8 Beginning Chemical Reactions

Are you watching the moon and recording your observations? This is an important time to watch. In the next few sessions, we will embark on exploration of chemical reactions. These investigations will yield observations to add to your repertoire. Our … Continue reading

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27 Sept. Science 8 Atoms, Changes, Reading Reactions, etc., Conference, DSN

Today there are options for individual work–see below–options marked with ***: ***Continue watching this episode on Atoms. When you finish you may watch the episode on Change. You may get your own headphones or borrow them from Tech. Do this … Continue reading

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25 September Science 8 ATOMS from Philip Morrison’s The Ring of Truth: An Inquiry into How We Know What We Know

You may get your headphones. If you need to borrow headphones from Dr. F, be sure you return them carefully untangled. Read these obituaries of the author of the Ring of Truth: An Inquiry into How We Know What We … Continue reading

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21 September Science 8 Turn in Summative Reports on Ethanol and Water mixing; some astronomy observations

Today: Turn in summative assessment reports on mixing ethanol and water. If you do not have the report ready, immediately email your parents and me in the same message. Explain that you have not completed the assessment project by the … Continue reading

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19 Sept. Science 8 Work day on summative assesment report–Mixing Ethanol and Water

For those who are interested in some additional reading (these are very good) (available on amazon.in: Mass: The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields by Jim Baggott Reactions: The private life of atoms by Peter Atkins Chemistry: … Continue reading

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8 & 12 & 14 September Science 8 Summative Assessment Mixing Ethanol and Water

Today: Select some aspect of mixing ethanol and water that you want to investigate further. Keep track of your procedure(s) and results. This will be the second part of your report. Please clear any ideas with Dr. F regarding safety … Continue reading

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