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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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24 September Science 7–Body Systems: Structure, Function, Integration

Great image:  Red Blood Cells   http://cdn0.cosmosmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/PF2422_erythrocytes_h.jpg In groups (selected in class):     READ THE ENTIRE POST FIRST a. Discuss and name as many “organ systems” as you can. What does your group think counts as an “organ system.” (your … Continue reading

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May 8 Science 8 Reflecting on the year

See the following document:   Dear-Students-sci-8-2013-2014 word                       and   Dear-Students-sci-8-2013-2014 pdf   Please respond during the class. Finish if you can. If you do not finish, submit whatever you have completed. Create a … Continue reading

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Science 8 Earth Cycles Human Impact

  We will graph the metric data from this chart: climateweatherdata. Review the newspapers in M-313. Find articles that relate to either the water cycle or the carbon cycle and involve human impact on the environment and/or impact on humans. Document … Continue reading

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Science 7 Motion–how far have we come? where are we going?

Notice the candle swing–Describe and explain the motion. http://youtu.be/aBKvrQ8taVM 1. Review all the classes from January through the present and make sure your thinking and participation are evident in your notebooks. We have done a lot! Your notebooks should be … Continue reading

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Science 8 Old assignments and current chemistry investigation

Old assignments to be checked: Moon observations / moon journal–easily found in digital notebook. Submit as a subpage in your science portfolio on your blog. http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2012/10/04/science-8-moon-ganges-chemical-reactions/ Summary–All information you have learned about chemical reactions (fundamental ideas, big ideas, significant detail.  See … Continue reading

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science 7 extra credit the continuity of life

Science 7 Extra Credit projects due Monday/Tuesday April 23/24 (no extensions). You may do any or all of the following. Option 1: Research and propose an evolutionary tree for the organism you chose in class. Describe the evidence for the … Continue reading

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