Coming Soon!

In just over a week, we’ll be watching our end of the year video in class. To get ready, plan to take a whole group photo with me in class on Thursday before the PBA, and check out the trailer below!

Don’t forget our PBA for science is Thursday, May 16th. You’ll wrap up space camp rotations on Friday, and finish out the year with me May 20-22. (We’ll have block scheduling the last two days of school.)

Year End Videos from Janelle Wilson on Vimeo.

How can I be successful on the science PBA next week?

We actually spent class together today due to the short schedule. We discussed the components of the science PBA next Thursday. You will continue your space camp rotations on Monday. Then, you will come to me on Thursday for the PBA. You will finish space camp next Friday. On Monday, May 20, we will review for the benchmark, and we will have block schedule the last two days of school. I can’t believe the end of the year is almost here. It doesn’t seem possible!

How can I create and launch a successful bottle rocket?

Over the past few days, we have been building rockets made out of soda bottles. Yesterday, 3-5th periods launched their rockets. First period will launch their rockets today. This is part of our Longhorn Space Stampede Rotations.

Third – fifth periods will move on to Mr. Carley today and begin an Entry, Descent, and Landing egg drop activity. First period rotates on Monday.

Remember, if you are in 3rd-5th periods, I need your lab data from the fabric absorbency lab. Please bring it to me ASAP!

What are polymers?

Today we had an awesome special guest demo with scientists from Alcon sharing with us about how lenses work, feeling contact lenses, and creating different polymers.  I really hope you enjoyed this special event today!

Don’t forget to let me know if you want to order a patch for the microgravity flight that you helped complete the experiment for! Also, 3-5 periods, the lab right up for extra credit is due on Friday. If you choose not to do the extra credit, please turn in your data table ASAP.

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Reminder: Are you interested in a microgravity patch? Please complete the poll

We are getting ready to have the patches for the microgravity flight this summer made. Since students helped with the experiment, I wanted to offer you the chance to purchase the patch. It will cost between $2-3. The patch will probably look like the image below. Please complete the poll so I know how many patches to order. Thanks!

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Microgravity Flight Patch

We are getting ready to have the patches for the microgravity flight this summer made. Since students helped with the experiment, I wanted to offer you the chance to purchase the patch. It will cost between $2-3. The patch will probably look like the image below. Please complete the poll so I know how many patches to order. Thanks!

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Microgravity Experiment Testing

We started working on the ground based experiment for the microgravity flight.

  1. Overview of experiment.
  2. Clean ups in space video.
  3. Wringing out water in space video.
  4. Played with hydrophobic fabric.
  5. Wrote question, hypothesis, materials, and procedures for experiment.

I will be checking your CRCT review packet on Thursday. Make sure you have it finished.

Don’t forget to email me if you are interested in being the photographer or videographer/interviewer for your class instead of doing the experiment. I need two people. If you want to be the videographer/interviewer, you must feel comfortable interviewing students in our class.

CRCT Review and Microgravity Experiment

1st Period:

We  continued to work on our CRCT review folder today. We will wrap this up on Wednesday. First period was short today due to CRCT schedule changes.

3rd Period:

We started working on the ground based experiment for the microgravity flight.

  1. Overview of experiment.
  2. Clean ups in space video.
  3. Wringing out water in space video.
  4. Played with hydrophobic fabric.
  5. Wrote question, hypothesis, materials, and procedures for experiment.

I will be checking your CRCT review packet on Wednesday. Make sure you have it finished.

CRCT review folder

As you are working on your CRCT review packets, the photos from an old CRCT review folder I have may help. You can see most of it embedded below, or you can click on the link to see the entire thing.

Remember, CRCT review packets are due tomorrow for 3rd period, Tuesday for 4th and 5th periods, and Wednesday for 1st period.

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