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4 May Science 8–Sharing your main concern–Solar energy in India and the USA

Each student make one statement about what she/he¬†thinks is the most important idea about his or her topic and why. All students take notes on each statement and reasons. Do not discuss anything at this point in time, but do … Continue reading

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24 Feb. 1-8 Schedule

    1 8:30 – 9:10 (40min.) 2 9:15 – 9:55 (40min.) Advisory 10:00 – 10:20 (20min.) Break 10:20 – 10:30 (10min.) 3 10:30 – 11:05 (35min.) 4 11:10 – 11:50 (40min.) Lunch 11:50 – 12:35 (45min.) 5 12:35 – … Continue reading

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29 September Science 7 Inertia and Force–Consolidating our thinking–Student Parent Teacher conferences

Please allow me to share a note I just received from a former 7th grade student: Good morning, Dr. Frazier, This is just a quick note thanking you for helping spark an interest in science back in 7th grade (1998-1999) … Continue reading

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17 May Science 7 Evolution and behavior of dogs and monkeys

Humans still evolving http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/humans-are-still-evolving-and-we-can-watch-it-happen Describe any experiences you have had with: a) domestic dogs; b) wild canids (jackals, wolves, coyotes, foxes, wild dogs); c) non-human primates (monkeys and apes) Describg e your knowledge of: a, b, c (Include sources–direct observation … Continue reading

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27 April Science 7 Student feedback; interpreting data from ecology simulations

Student Feedback Survey. We did this in December and discussed the results as a way to begin Semester 2 in January. Ecology is the science of interactions in the environment. The word comes from ecos = “house” and logy = … Continue reading

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28 September Science 8 Conservation of Mass–Chemical Reactions–Gases

Today we will begin several reactions. Information will appear in this post and in class. Be sure you keep complete records in your notes. In 3 of the experiments, you will introduce reactants into a closed bottle and find the … Continue reading

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6 May Science 7 Puzzle of two circuits–summary of force and energy–intro to electro-magnetism

Review the following board notes: Distinguish between force and energy Build the following circuits. First, use identical bulbs. Describe the two circuits. Explain how they are the same and how they are different. Record your observations in your notes. Next, … Continue reading

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1 April Science 8 Continuing the stream simulation

Continue to consult the references on watersheds.¬†https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watershed.html Use what you learned about mapping to help you monitor the development of your streams. Pay attention to the details. Observe how shapes, formations, and patterns change. Discuss possible explanations for what happens. … Continue reading

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10 Feb. Science 7 An experience with force. Acceleration. Velocity. Newton’s 1st and 2nd Laws of Motion. Momentum and Conservation. Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion.

Data from cart pulling below. Construct a graph (follow guidelines). How does the graph compare to your first prediction? Discuss. Find the average speeds for 0-1 meters; 1-2 meters; 2-3 meters; 0-1 seconds; 1-2 seconds; 2-3 seconds. How does the … Continue reading

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15 December Science 8–Orbits–Seasons–Extra-terrestrial intelligence–Letter to an alien

Explore Seasons, Orbits, Kepler’s Laws What’s wrong with this model of the season? Count the days–between the spring equinox and the fall equinox; then count the days between the fall equinox and the spring equinox. See the simulation on Kepler’s … Continue reading

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