Category Archives: Science 8

8 February Science 8 Another look at the Carbon Cycle

Mindful moment. Review previous class. (would these make good quiz questions?) How did the demonstrations with a fire and with fermentation of sugar by yeast relate to our topic of the carbon cycle? How do ideas about the carbon cycle … Continue reading

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6 February Science 8 Mindfully tasting a cracker; Observing changes as a result of fermentation; Another look at the Carbon Cycle

Mindful moment. Tasting a starchy cracker. Follow the guidance. You will need a timer. Listen to the directions. (See if you can find a guided meditation on mindful eating.) What is very interesting to me is how some ideas from … Continue reading

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4 Feb. Science 8 Oxidation of Carbon Compounds–Food and Fire; Human Impact Topics

Mindful moment. We’ll contemplate fire during the first part of class. (See below.) (Mindful eating exercise next class. Where does food come from? Salivary amylase, starch in a cracker (amylose), and a cracker turns sweet.) Previous class review–blogpost and DSN … Continue reading

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31 January Science 8 Yeast Fermentation

Mindful moment–take your mindful moment today while watching the yeast fermentation. Do you know of Greta Thunberg? This is a young person speaking “truth to power.” Watch the video at the commondreams.org link. Do you think she speaks for you? … Continue reading

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29 January Science 8–Carbon Cycle Presentations; Setting up yeast fermentation of a sugar solution

1. Mindful moment. Close eyes. Sit up straight. Breathe. Bring up an image of  a glucose molecule being broken down to provide the energy for you to breathe, move, think, feel. Check out figures and diagrams–appreciate the complexity: <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26882/>. 2. … Continue reading

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25 January Science 8 Finish Carbon/Carbon Cycle Presentations (jigsaw); Slow Journalism and the Out of Eden Walk

Mindful moment: Watch this Ted Talk together with your group (at the beginning of class or at the end): https://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude?language=en Work on finishing your presentation (see below). Proofread. Edit. Polish. Practice. Make sure every slide fits into the presentation. Go … Continue reading

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23 January Science 8 Carbon Cycle jigsaw activity–research and creation of presentation

Mindful moment. Review last class. Preview today’s plan in blog post. Prepare DSN entry. (ARE ALL YOUR ENTRIES COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE???) (IS YOUR DSN ORGANIZED? ARE ENTRIES NAMED WELL? IS EVERYTHING UPLOADED AND SHARED PROPERLY?) QUESTIONS. * * * * … Continue reading

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21 January Science 8 Carbon / Carbon Cycle jigsaw / introduction

Mindful moment. Review previous class. Read today’s plan. Prepare DSN entry for today. Questions * * * * We will watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzImo8kSXiU. Think of the ways that carbon is a building material in nature and in human technology … Continue reading

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17 January Science 8 Annotations, Origins and chemical reactions, Carbon

Mindful moment. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUeEnkjKyDs> Review previous class. Preview blog Prepare DSN. Questions. ***** Share annotations from Mongabay and Yale E360 articles. * * * * Read this recent news item from Science magazine:  How an ancient cataclysm may have jump-started life … Continue reading

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15 January 2019 Science 8 Earth Cycles and Human Impact on the Environment

Mindful moment. Preview today’s blogpost. Prepare DSN entry for today. (Anticipatory statements). DSN folders you need to have = Matter; Astronomy; Earth Cycles; Human Impact. DSN documents you need to have besides class entries: List of partners, projects, dates, reflections. … Continue reading

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