Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Science and Beyond

Today we begin self paced learning of some content.  I will add to this post as we develop activities throughout the week.  Check back often if you are out of school.  If you are gone, complete the Web Activities listed as you are able.  It will help you when you get back to feel caught up quicker.

Mind Map Activity

Graphing Activity!

Instructions for calculating Axis Line Intervals:

1.  Calculate the Range of Your Data for the Axis.
2.  Subtract the Low Value from the High Value of Your Range.
3.  Divide the answer by the number of "tick" marks you want on the graph's axis to get interval.
4.  Start at lowest number.....Stop at Highest Number.......

Photosynthesis Mind Map Activity

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Science

Today we are making detailed Venn Diagrams centered around the following concepts.


We are using this link to begin our work.

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/lsps07_int_heattransfer/  NOT IPAD FRIENDLY

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/egee102/node/2053  IPAD FRIENDLIER

Definition Resource


Another Resource

If you were not here today, please create a venn diagram on these concepts.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday Class

Today we are returning to the Snow Pack.  Today's objective will be to measure the density of the snowpack.  This will be essential in establishing the insulation value of the snow to determine if life can be supported in these areas.  Later in the week, we will connect this data with the radiation, conduction, and convection in regard to the sun and earth.

If you were not here you may want to complete this worksheet to help you understand the calculations.

Density Worksheet

Here is the handout from yesterday and the day before.  If you were not in school or did not participate, you will need to familiarize yourself with these concepts so you can participate in the connection portion later this week.

Survival in the Snow Pack Oerview  Data Sheet

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Science

Today we begin preparing to gather data in the snow tomorrow.  We will be investigating how energy from the sun impacts the snow layers outside.  We will also look at how conduction from the earth changes snow at the ground level.  I will have links later today that support this work!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Science Wed. and Thursday

Wednesday we had a shortened class period.  We did a short lab on vibrations as we prepare to expand our learning about waves to include convection and conduction.  After establishing this foundation we will connect this to the sun's energy!

Thursday we will be finishing our discussion on the vibrations lab.

We will watch four short videos first to help us think about waves a little more.

Video I  Old School Sound Wave Video

Video II  Wavelength and Frequency Object Lesson

Video III  Cool things sound waves do.  

Video IV  Why we hate our voice.  

After this, we will be starting our lab on sound where we will construct straw flutes and strombones. We will use these musical instruments to learn more about frequency, pitch, wavelength, and amplitude!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

February 5th and Beyond

Today we finished our murals on how the sun works.  Below is the article that covers the content.  If you were not here, take a look at it.  There will be plenty of murals for you to look at when you return.

Friday we are starting the Rock Star Solar Power Challenge.   Below you will find the handout.  You will also find the link to the data collection site we will be using.  Click on what you need!

How The Sun Works

Rockstar Solar Power Challenge Handout

Data Collection Site:  Live Access Server Link