- Type of rock
- Melting point
- Man's use of the rock
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Nature Connection Assignments
- Nature Notes pg 123 (2 a week for a total of 8)
- March Picture of the Month pg 125
- Welcoming the Equinox pg 126-127 (Read for understanding)
- Drawing what you see: Birds pg 130-131
- Nature at the End of a Leash pg 132-133
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The three objectives focuses on the physics principles of motion, gravity and energy. One of the most difficult aspects of space travel and exploration is the departure from Earth.
The amount of energy needed to overcome the grips of Earth's gravity is an engineering feat in itself. your team must develop a unique design that will harness the energy and power needed to propel your "rocket" into space.
Once in space, there are various obstacles to overcome from an engineering and scientific perspective. The development of a orbital transfer system will simulate the obstacles that all space craft must experience. The laws of motion are essential to the understanding how space travel can be accomplished. Newton's third law of motion explains the basic motion motion of a rocket as it travels from the Earth into space and beyond.
When landing a rover on a planet or moon, the payload must first establish an orbit around the destination to help with the landing of the craft. The design and development of a gravity well will simulate the effects of gravity on an object. Stellar bodies such as stars, planets moons and even asteroids possess enough mass to generate a gravitational pull on objects near by.
The design of your project is unique to your teams ideas and build. You may use various materials to complete the build, however the device must be safe to use and easy to set up and reproduce your results. All documentation must be present the day of the reveal.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Jack Horner, the famous dinosaur paleontologist, developed a hypothesis that stated that the mighty T-Rex was not the agile predator that we all paint it out to be, but instead a scavenger like a vulture. His hypothesis is based on scientific study and evidence that he and his team found in the field while digging up T-Rex skeletons at the Hell Creek dig site. Based on the video and information presented, what is your conclusion about the nature of the T-Rex? Was it a predator or a scavenger. Explain and support your answer.
February Nature Connection Assignments
- My nature notes (2 a week total of 8 for the month) pg. 107
- Picture of the month pg. 109
- The groundhog and its shadow pg. 110-111
- Looking at trees pg. 116-117
- Mysterious Shadows pg.120-121
Friday, January 30, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015