Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Student groups were given an energy resource found on Earth. They had to answer the following about each and make a mini poster to present to class.
1) Explain why your energy source fits the category of renewable or nonrenewable.
2) Explain how your energy source is formed and then used.
3) List 2 consequences to the environment of your energy source
4) List 2 places in the world where you can find this source.
5) Example of how one person in your group has used this type of energy source
6) List 2 interesting facts about your source
Thanks to Mrs. Bielenburg for the tech help to make it happen, when mine failed. Below are pictures of kids presenting and samples of their final poster.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
On Tuesday students were using a crayon or sugar cube to simulate as many process of the rock cycle as possible. They then had to document the processes and "rocks" that were made by taking pictures and writing descriptions. They then presented using one of our Google Tools LucidChart. Here are some examples of finished products.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Today in Freshman Science students used Crayons or Sugar Cubes to simulate all the process of the rock cycle.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Many big concepts can be shown using the simplest things. This box of bouncy balls can be used to show kinetic molecular theory, conservation of momentum, and the dynamics of collisions.
Ordinary pennies can be used to explore data analysis and isotopes.
Paper clips, clothes pins, string, paper, glue, and plastic bags are just part of the arsenal used by science teachers to show the big ideas in small things.