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Hubble Research

Hubble Research Site – Black Holes

Hubble Research Site – Cosmic Collision

More Hubble Things to Explore

Good Morning from KSC

I’ve made it & got the badge. Can’t wait to chat with you later today!

Space Shuttle Research

Make sure you have found the answers to the following questions and saved them to a document:

Part 1 Research:

  1. How many shuttle orbiters have there been and what are their names?
  2. When did the first shuttle launch? Which one was it? Who were the crew?
  3. Where do shuttles launch from?
  4. Where can shuttles land?
  5. What are the parts of a shuttle?
  6. How is a shuttle protected during reentry?

Part 2:

Go here and complete the Mission Planner for STS-132.

Part 3:

  1. What is the purpose of STS-132?
  2. What orbiter is being used for STS-132?
  3. How many times has the orbiter in question #2 flown?
  4. What is historic about the flight of STS-132?
  5. When is STS-132 scheduled to launch?
  6. Who are the crew members for STS-132, and what are their jobs?
  7. Choose one of the crew members for STS-132 to research more about.

Calling for Student Bloggers!

Student in 2nd, 6th, and 7th Period can apply to be a student blogger on the class web site. If you are interested in helping to keep our class pages up to date, please go fill out the application!

2nd, 6th & 7th Period: Where's the Water

  1. Warm Up – Page 118: There is a phrase: “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” What does it mean?
  2. Copy today’s date and EQ on page 119.
  3. Water distribution demo
  4. Passed out Quarter 3 Overview – glue on page 117
  5. Passed out Water Distribution Notes – glue on page 119
  6. Where’s the Water Lab handout
  7. Where’s the Water Lab link

Homework: Freshwater dictionary words: freshwater, saltwater, groundwater

Erosion Games

Games Link

Science Fair Forms

All students must complete the following forms for their science fair project:

Science Fair Research Plan

Some clarification on the research plan. First, you MUST have a minimum of 5 sources in your research plan. Now, if you are doing something new, you will not find research on your exact project. That does not mean you should have no research. No matter what you are doing, there is something you can research. If you plan to do an experiment on plants and plan to grow your plants from seeds, you might research on what type of plants grow quickly from seeds. You could also research how much water it needs on average, how much sunlight it needs, and things like that. Then, you could also look up information about your manipulated variables.

We have been talking about needing these sources for several weeks, so you should have these by now.

On the research plan, follow the basic outline I gave you in class two weeks ago.

A. Question

B. Hypothesis

C. Procedure – including Materials list, step-by-step procedure, data you will collect and how it will be collected, and how you will analyze your data when your experiment is complete.

D. Bibliography

1st Period: How does plate tectonics affect the Earth? cont.

  1. Warm Up – Page 86: What is a plate┬áboundary
  2. PowerPoint about Plate Tectonics – please see below

No homework – however, if you have missing work, please get it to me by Friday!!

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Attention Parents: Conferences

Our early release conferences will be on Wednesday, November 11. Unfortunately, I will not be available that day to meet with you as I will be attending a science teachers’ conference. However, I am more than happy to meet with you before school or during my planning (11:30 am – 1:10 pm) this week or the beginning of next week so we can discuss you child’s progress. If you are interested in meeting with me, please contact me via email so we can set up a meeting.

Thank you for your support!

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