Category Archives: Science 8

24 September Science 8 turn in summative projects; prepare for Parent-Student-Teacher projects; Summative commentary/reflection

Mindful moment. The seasons turn. Harvest moon. Review previous DSN entry. This should be your summative report on mixing ethanol and water. Preview blogpost for today. Open new document for DSN entry. Give it the Title: Parent Student Teacher conference. … Continue reading

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20 Sept. Science 8 Workday on report for Summative Project–Mixing Ethanol and Water

Mindful moment. Review recent DSN entry–the draft of your project report. Preview blogpost for today. Create DSN entry for today. All you need to do is add a link to your summative project report. Questions. * * * * * … Continue reading

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18 September Science 8 Workday–Summative project–Mixing Ethanol and Water

Mindful moment. Engagement. Initiative. Choice. Building new reasoning pathways. Review recent blogposts.  4,6,10,12,14 Sept. Send an email to your parents and to Dr. F describing the following: a) How many of the recent 5 dates have an entry in your … Continue reading

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14 September Science 8 Summative investigation project–Mixing Ethanol and Water

Mindful moment. Review of previous DSN entries. You should have described the original demonstration, your attempt to replicate it, and the patterns observed in the class data. You should have developed or selected an explanation of the vanishing volume and … Continue reading

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12 Sept Science 8 Summative project–what happens when ethanol is mixed with water?

Mindful moment. Review previous DSN entry. Preview blogpost for today. Create new DSN entry for today. Questions. Data from 3 classes replicating the demonstration of mixing 50 ml water with 50 ml ethanol. (Make sure your name appears) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bzZPhyTpZdvcdJaVzmk45MfGE1uYbqRw8Li6-N2nctk/edit?usp=sharing Proposed … Continue reading

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10 Sept. Science 8 Beginning summative project #1 for the Study of Matter

Mindful moment. Review DSN entry from previous class. Preview blogpost for today. Open new document for DSN entry for today. Be sure to include the link to today’s class blogpost. Your questions. See excerpt below from Chemistry: Concepts and Applications … Continue reading

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Science 8 An Interesting Problem–Keep in view!

Ice cubes are dropped into 50 ml of ethanol. The ice sinks.   As the ice melts, it rises slightly in the cylinder. Small bubbles seem to be streaming from the ice and from below the ice. “Mixing lines” appear … Continue reading

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6 September Science 8 Recap temperature vs time graphs; phase changes in water; atoms and molecules; elements and compounds;

Opening routine. Close devices, books, conversations, and eyes for a mindful moment. Breathe. Become calm. Focus. Consider the idea that Water is your real teacher. What is water saying in this photo? What does water teach about water? What does … Continue reading

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4 Sept. Science 8 Cooling curve; periodic table of elements; matter, elements, and atoms

Opening routine. Close devices, books, conversations, and eyes for a mindful moment. Breathe. Become calm. Focus. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what … Continue reading

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31 August Science 8 Freezing a sample of water

Mindful moment. Review DSN entry from previous class. How are you doing on previous tasks? For example: “Make a list of the properties and behaviors of water. Which have you observed firsthand? Begin thinking about how scientists explain these properties … Continue reading

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