Category Archives: Science 8

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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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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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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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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28 November Science 8 Astronomy–Making a scale model of the solar system

ASTRONOMY Complete as much of the following as you can. Before the end of class today, be sure to see the description of the summative assessment project at the end of this post–Making a model of our solar system to scale by … Continue reading

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22 November Science 8 Reflection–Astronomy

On lined paper with your name and period, respond to the following. Be sure to turn in a paper copy and to upload a digital copy (photo) to your DSN. Use the following prompts to guide your reflection: Provide several sentences … Continue reading

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10-14-16-20 November Science 8 Combining proportions and beginning the summative on chemical reactions.

20 November: Today is a workday– You will need (in paper copy AND uploaded correctly in your DSN). Ask if anything about this project is unclear: a final product (see below) (a clear photograph, a link and/or file is needed … Continue reading

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8 November Science 8 Exploring combining proportions in a chemical reaction; preview of summative assessment

Pick a partner that you have worked with the least so far this year. Be sure your partner list is complete and up-to-date. This will be your partner through the summative assessment. The full description of the summative will be … Continue reading

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6 November Science 8

I hope you all had a wonderful WOW trip. I look forward to reading your reflection (see below). Read the entire blog post below. Work individually. Keep to the time guidelines (use your timers with a low volume alarm; include your … Continue reading

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26 Oct. Science 8 Getting ready for the River

If you have not handed in your histogram from the previous classes (see previous blogposts) AND interpretation (see the questions in the previous blogpost), do so. Make sure you have a copy in your digital science notebook and that your … Continue reading

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