May 29

Science – Mini-labs for Tuesday, May 30 – Heavy News and The Dancing Penny

For the following mini-labs students must use the same template as in our mini-labs from last week.

  • What I already know (or what I think) about this is…
  • My hypothesis is that…because…
  • My observations about the experiment are…
  • In conclusion:
    • revisit hypothesis
    • explain observations
    • what I learned

Mini-lab #1 – Heavy News

Today we will experiment with how surface area can affect air pressure on an object.  We will use newspaper, a stick, and a hammer to demonstrate.  Mr. Ewert will place the stick on the table with some of it hanging over the edge.  He will then strike the overhanging end.  Then he will repeat but after covering the table sitting portion of the stick with a large newspaper.

Download a copy of this lab here

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Watch this experiment here

Mini-lab #2 – The Dancing Penny

Today we will be talking about how gases have pressure and that it has a relationship to temperature.  Mr. Ewert will take a bottle, immerse it in cool water, empty it, wet a penny, place it on top to seal the bottle, and then wrap his hands around the bottle.  What will happen?  Why?

Watch an example of this experiment here.

 

 

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May 25

The Princess Bride – Chapter 1 – Buttercup

Choose 2 of the 4 to answer in your duotoang

  1. What caused Count Rugen to stop paying attention to the Dutchess at the beginning of the novel?  Why do you think she asked Westley about feeding the cows? (Chp.1)
  2. What are the young women in town noticing about Buttercup?  What do they think of Buttercup?  In your opinion, is it true? (Chp.1)
  3. Why does it bother Buttercup that the Dutchess is paying attention to Westley?  Why do you think this is such as surprise for her? (Chp.1)
  4. Who emphatically and passionately professes his love for Buttercup? How does Buttercup respond to report of this character’s sudden and tragic death? (Chp.1)

***Completed on May 30th

May 25

Quickwrite – May 25

Choose one of the two options below…

  1. You’ve finally decided it’s time to break up with your significant other. You just haven’t felt that connection for awhile and know it’s time to move on. So you go over to his/her house and, after explaining how you feel, you feel relieved–that is, until your now ex-significant reminds you that it is Valentine’s…

2) In an ironic twist, a dog really ate your homework. When you try to explain this to your teacher she says, “Come on, you can do better than that excuse.” Instead of arguing, you take that as a challenge and come up with an elaborate story as to what happened to your homework.

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May 24

Science – Water Pressure – Discrepant Events

Today we are observing some discrepant events.  The students are to observe, discuss, identify key points, and then explain using scientific-based knowledge.

For each of the experiments students are to create an exit slip that has:

  • What I already know (or what I think) about this is…
  • My hypothesis is that…because…
  • My observations about the experiment are…
  • In conclusion:
    • revisit hypothesis
    • explain observations
    • what I learned

Students will have a total of two exit slips (one for each discrepant event shown in class).

Mr. Ewert will give access to the lesson plans for this lesson.  They will be on the shared drive. So, if you missed class or don’t quite understand some of the concepts you can visit the shared drive to see what you missed.

Discrepant Event #1 – Air pressure displacement (2 videos)

 

Discrepant Event #2 – Varying Gravity and Pressure

May 19

I have recently started watching the show Riverdale on Netflix. I really enjoy it because it is based on the old Archie comics I used to read when I was younger. The main characters are Archie played by KJ Apa, Betty Cooper played by Lili Reinhart, Veronica Lodge played by Camila Mends, Cheryl Blossom played by Madelaine Petsch. Just to name a few of the characters.

Riverdale got a rating of 89% on rotten tomatoes. My personal description, the murder of Jason Blossom leaves the town of riverdale in shock. The first season the main goal was to find who was responsible for the murder of Jason blossom.

I would say the genera is teen drama. I really enjoyed this show and I cant wait for the next season.

May 19

Fidget Spinners (Micro Blog)

Today I am blogging about fidget spinners. I like using them because I find they help me focus. some people can not handle them because they just get distracted and use it as a toy. now it is a toy and I play with mine a lot but during school I just spin it while I work.

Right now I have a blue one that glows in the dark and its pretty good. I am getting a rainbow one that just looks normal and I am also getting a gold one that has spikes on it.  My blue one that I have has ball bearings in it but the two that I am getting have ceramic bearings.

Here’s the differences about ceramic and ball bearings:

Ball Bearings:                                  Ceramic Bearings:

*Spin decently well                          *Spin Very well

*Can get wet                                     *cant get wet

* Okay Bearings                                * great bearings

* once rusted there finished           * once rusted its finished

*can not be greased                          * can be greased

 

This is the end of my blog. Bye!