Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Monday October 12th, 2015

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Thursday and Friday were action packed as students worked to design their book stands and out compete the other teams to sell me the best, strongest cheapest book stand. We had three teams; First period represented well with 30 books on their stand. Not to be outdone, Second period came in with 31 books, but 4th period had a whopping 38 text books!  If you consider that every group had only 50 note cards, 50 paperclips and 50 rubber bands to work with and each text book weighs 5 pounds, this was a pretty impressive feat. 

We also viewed The Apparatus so students could complete their homework. 

Today in Class:

Turn in Homework and discuss hypotheses about ho the apparatus works.

 Debrief and discuss The Book Stand Challenge. Answer the following questions:

  1. What was your biggest constraint? Describe what it was like working with this constraint in mind.
  2. Which of the criteria was easiest to meet and why do you think this was the easiest?
  3. Which  of the criteria  was the hardest to meet and why do you think it was the hardest?
  4. How many of you thought this was not possible when you were first presented with the challenge?
  5. Describe for the class how you used the steps in the design process?
  6. You also used the Scientific Method. Was there any point in the project where the two processes meshed and you found the group dong both at the same time?
  7. Did the article on the Minneapolis Bridge Failure help you with your design process? Why or why not?
  8. Calculate the total weight being supported in the three top book stands. 1 textbook weighs 2.267 kg (5lbs. aprox)  

5th  & 6 Period:

Page 250 in Sciencesaurus. In your COW copy all bold faced words about Atomic Structure into your notebook. Define each term.

In the section on The Evolution of Atomic Theory find each scientists name and write it into your COW then write down what their contribution to the atomic theory.

In your textbook begin reading on Page 304. Turn each paragraph heading into a question and then find the answer in the text and write it into your COW


Fit your entire body through a 3x5 note card while keeping the card in one piece. Due tomorrow.


Science Fair research papers and projects are due November 3rd, 2015

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