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In our groups, we made posters about the top three spinoffs we researched yesterday. We will put the finishing touches on our posters tomorrow, and then we will share them with the class.

Homework: Bring in a shoe box. Remember, if you have extras, we can use them.

Today we finished up our rockets. We then went outside to see how far we could launch them. We also got a special treat when Quinn for Ms. Bennett’s class launched a real model rocket. Finally, we finished up our lab reports and turned them in.

Look at our cool rockets!

Keith launches his rocket...

...and it soars high into the air!

NASA Spinoff Track:

  1. Warm Up – Page 210: Copy EQ and answer.
  2. Discussed spinoff technologies.
  3. Researched and took notes in our groups of specific NASA spinoffs.

Homework: Bring in a shoe box

Test Retake Track:

  1. Warm Up – Page 210: Copy EQ and answer.
  2. Reteaching of sun-earth-moon system information.

Homework: Bring in a shoe box and continue to study for test retake. More information tomorrow

  1. Warm Up – Page 210: Copy EQ and answer.
  2. Discussed spinoff technologies.
  3. Researched and took notes in our groups of specific NASA spinoffs.

Homework: Bring in a shoe box

  1. Passed out rocket making supplies.
  2. Created rocket fins from foam meat trays.
  3. Created rocket propulsion system using rubber band and hex nut.
  4. Used zip tie to keep propulsion system in cone of rocket.
  5. Affixed fins to rocket body.
  6. Decorated rockets.

Tomorrow we will finish assembly for those of you who did not get to it today. We will also launch our rockets and complete our experiments.

Homework: None

  1. Warm Up – brainstorm with your group why eating would be difficult in space.
  2. Discussed eating and space.
  3. Eat Like an Astronaut Lab

Go to this site: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/schedule/extrathemes/F_Spinoffs_Extra.html

Explore it with your partner.

Create a poster on construction paper of the top 5 ways space technology has made your life on Earth better.

All classes have a test tomorrow. First period, be sure to study what we talked about in class. All other classes, here is a link to the answers to your study guide.

First period test is 33 multiple choice and 2 short answer.

All other classes, test is as follows:

•5 multiple choice (history of astronomy)

•5 true/false (day, night, and seasons)

•5 fill in the blank (seasons, day, years, eclipses)

•5 short answer (seasons, days, and astro history)

•5 matching (moon phases)

•5 diagrams –Label moon phases –Draw solar eclipse –Draw lunar eclipse –Draw seasons

•5 Bonus Questions

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  1. Took National Science League earth science test. This is a competition and not for a test grade.
  2. Worked on our study guide for Thursday’s test.

Homework: Study guide; test on Thursday earth-moon-study-guide