Category Archives: Science 8

10 December Science 8 Scale Model e-book / video; parent newsletter #2; A Private Universe

Mindful moment. Previous class was a workday devoted to projects. Today’s blogpost–take a look. Prepare todays’ DSN entry. Copy link from today’s blogpost. List each of the 7 items as headings. Write an anticipatory statement for each item. Questions * … Continue reading

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6 December Science 8 Preparing the Solar System Scale Model — Ebook or video

Take a mindful moment. Then use today to work on/complete your Astronomy summative. It is due on Monday at the beginning of class. Be prepared to present your project if you win the presentation lottery. See the description below: ***Summative … Continue reading

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4 Dec Science 8 Scale Model of Solar System

Mindful moment Quick look through today’s blog (samples of student work included) Prepare for setting up model outside Have plan to place representational objects at scaled distances and to retrieve them before return to class. Leave no materials outside. Have … Continue reading

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30 November Science 8 Planning the Solar System Model

Mindful moment. Review previous DSN entry and Blogpost. (Make sure details of Solar System scale model project are clear). Read today’s blog. Prepare for record-keeping DSN entry in Astronomy folder. Questions. * * * * Today: Develop Chart with scale … Continue reading

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28 November Science 8 Astronomy–Scale Model of the Solar System

Mindful moment: Let’s watch– <https://www.mindfulschools.org/video/release-2/>. Review blogpost below. Questions. Select students discuss grouping. Form groups and begin planning for the scale model project. Also work through the various items in today’s blogpost. Turn in Chemical Reaction summative project one by … Continue reading

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26 November Science 8 Comments AND Begin Scale Model of Solar System

Mindful moment. Review past DSN entries / past class. Your Chemical Reactions Summative project is due at the beginning of the next class. Paper copy AND digital copy. Do not forget the reflection. See today’s blogpost–it is important. Bookmark it … Continue reading

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12-14-16-20 (Project Due 28 Nov) November Science 8 Summative Project (Chemical Reactions)

For today 20 November Mindful moment Review work from previous class Begin work on “product” (see options below AND see learning criteria for success) you have investigated a particular chemical reaction (or family of reactions) and have gathered and analyzed … Continue reading

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1 November Science 8 Chemical reactions–review and preparation for summative project–the moon today

Mindful moment. Review past class in your DSN entry. Read today’s plan in the blogpost. Prepare DSN entry for today. Questions. Some questions from period 5: More about molecules—how they form—how they are connected More about— How is periodic table … Continue reading

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30 Oct. Science 8 Recollecting WOW; Resuming Chemical Reactions

Quick look at the moon today for the morning class (period 8). a. Mindful moment. Take a memory from the river flowing at WOW. Focus on that image. Breathe mindfully for a bit. b. Review your previous DSN entries on … Continue reading

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18 October Science 8 Getting ready for WOW–Water and Rivers

Mindful moment. “We Wash Our Bowls” by Gary Snyder– Water Watersheds Rafting Rivers Mountains Life Water and Rivers We Wash Our Bowls in this Water  by Gary Snyder Click on the link below. Then click on poems. Then click on … Continue reading

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