October 6

Visual Arts – Wire Trees

Today we are working with wire to create organic structures from inorganic, mechanical materials.  Check out the videos below to help you along.

October 6

Heat Energy and Particle Theory

Today we’re going to test heat versus temperature. Are they the same thing? How does heat relate to temperature or are they one in the same?  Today we will be running an experiment Where we will dip our hands in different temperatures of water to observe our perception of heat and the temperature around us. To do this students will be asked to write a formal lab with all necessary sections including the two most important, hypothesis and conclusion. Students are HIGHLY ADVISED to use the 20.09.16 LAB REPORT TEMPLATE – good one which is found in the front of the science section in their binders as a reference to be sure that they have all aspects of a formal lab.

Please note that the papers given out in class, and linked below, are intended to assist the student in filling out their formal lab. When they have completed both the formal lab and the papers provided in class the student will staple them together for formal submission along 18.09.10 Lab Rubric (2). These are provided in class and connected in this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPErStqSSMkWatch this video below and then observe the assignment materials followed in class.

Assignment/Lesson Materials (in addition to those linked to above):

17.10.04 temperature vs heat-16jkot6

October 5

Visual Arts – Grade 7-8 – Macrame and Paracord

Today we are making a keychain in preparation for our work on paracord bracelets.  To do this project we will need to do some macrame.  So today, we are learning the basic skill itself.  Check out the video below for a tutorial.  And, follow along with Mr. Ewert in class to see how it is done.

October 4

Exact Descriptive Writing – Coding to Draw

Today We will be doing an activity called Exact Descriptive Writing.  we will be experimenting with describing how to draw a very specific picture. To do this students will require a piece of blank copy paper (Mr. Ewert will supply in class), a pencil, and an eraser (if students wish).  Students will first practice with an example demonstration from Mr Ewert. Then they will practice with a given picture and a partner. Then, students will have 20 minutes two hand write a very exact, descriptive piece, in proper paragraph format that accurately describes how to draw a picture of their own creation. Warning: this takes very exact detail and refined thinking. this will wish to do a fairly simple picture, however, the parameters for your picture are below. Be sure to follow all criteria for your picture.

Your picture must have:

-at least 3 different shapes

-at least 3 of the four quadrants (quarters) must have something in them (you can’t pile them all together

-at least 2 of the shapes cannot touch the edge of the paper

-you must keep it SIMPLE

If you are absent.  I will be streaming the live lesson of this on teams at 2:10 PM today. I advise you to watch the teams broadcast on the ELA channel if you are absent. You will then need to complete this task at home with assistance.

21.10.04 exact writing coding drawing