Tomorrow students will be taking the size and scale unit
assessment. We reviewed for the test
with a quick overview of what was learned (review).Students also watched Galaxies and
the Expanding Universe.
Honors Science – Students conducted a microorganisms lab - How Sugar Affects Yeast. Students
grew yeast in one flask that had sugar and one that had no sugar and compared
Students completed a size and scale activity - How Big, How Far, How Old. (cards) Students were given cards with astronomical
pictures. They were told to take seven
cards and determine the order of distance from nearest to farthest; they took
seven different cards and had to determine size from smallest to largest; they
took seven different cards and had to determine age from newest to oldest.
Honors Science –
Students did two microorganisms activities.
The first was the Microbe
Mystery Box. Each box
contained different foods. Students had
to identify which microorganism helped to make the food. The second was How Does Temperature Affect the
Growth of Yeast? Students
grew yeast in two different containers with water and different temperatures,
one hot and the other cold. They
determined how the temperature affect the growth of yeast.
Students completed a Solar System size and scale activity – Solar System on a Bead. Students,
using a piece of string and a bead for each planet, made a scale model of the Solar
System showing how far apart the planets are.
Honors Science –
Students took a microorganisms quiz.
They also completed two worksheets.
The first, Microorganisms
Overviewgave students a look
at what characteristics an organism must have to be alive. The second, Microorganisms Group
Characteristicsintroduced them to bacteria, fungi, and protozoans.
Students completed the Solar System scale activity - Solar System by Halves. Students took a strip of adding machine tape
and, following instructions, folded parts of the tape in half and placed a
planet sticker at the correct spot. When
done, they have a model of the Solar System showing how far apart the planets
are. They also completed a scale
of the universe worksheet - Know Your Galactic Address. They
put together their galactic address beginning with the seat in the classroom
and ending with our galactic supercluster.
Students completed a gravity lab – Staying Up While Falling Down.
This lab activity demonstrated why
planets closer to the Sun move faster and those farther away move slower. They worked
on the Gravity
determined their weight on other worlds.
Honors Science – We reviewed for the Seasons end-of-unit
Students completed two gravity labs. The first, Attraction of Objects of
Different Masses in Space. Students were given magnets with
different pulls. They moved the magnet
towards a metal ball and recorded how close it was when it pulled the
ball. The more powerful the magnet, the
farther away it would attract the ball.
The second, Orbital
Period: Time of Revolution. Students twirled a washer on a string of
different lengths. The shorter the
length, the faster it moved. The longer
the length, the slower it moved. This
demonstrated why planets close to the Sun revolve so fast and those farther
away revolve slower.
Students completed two gravity labs today. Both labs were similar to Galileo’s
experiment throwing two different objects with different weights. The first was Gravity on Earth. Students dropped five balls of different
sizes. They timed how long it took each
ball to hit the ground. The second lab was
Free Falling. Students
dropped four film canisters with one, two, three, and four washers in the
canisters. They compared how long it
took each canister to hit the ground.
Honors Science – Students had a seasons quiz. They completed
a seasons review worksheet What
Do You Know?