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All good things must come to an end.

Whew! This year flew by! Thank you so much for sharing it with me! I am so proud of each and every one of you! You have made extraordinary gains in your science knowledge, and you ended the year strong. Thanks for bringing your best each day.

What next? There’s a brand new meteor shower that starts tomorrow, and it’s supposed to be an awesome one. How good will it be? Maybe over 100 an hour. That’s a big deal! Check out NASA’s info page for details.

 

Here’s our end of year video. I’ll post the class photos tomorrow or this weekend. Thanks for an amazing year. Good luck in seventh grade!

 

2013-2014 Memories from Janelle Wilson on Vimeo.

Final Exams

We’ve just finished up a fabulous time in the Longhorn Space Stampede. From what I’ve heard, students had some of the best success rates for the egg drop lander we’ve ever had, and we had a great time launching rockets on Monday.

Our final exams will be on Monday (1st and 3rd periods) and Tuesday (4th and 5th periods). It covers all of second semester material. Please make sure you studying in preparation for this exam. The exam counts at 10% of your final grade.

How do you build a bottle rocket?

Homework: Study for second semester exam which will be Monday, May 19 for 1st and 3rd periods and Tuesday, May 20 for 4th and 5th periods. It will cover all 24 standards we have tested this semester.

 

Today we began building our bottle rockets. We will finish up our rockets tomorrow. On Monday, we will launch our rockets. Thanks for all of your great work today!

How do you build a bottle rocket?

Homework: Study for second semester exam which will be Monday, May 19 for 1st and 3rd periods and Tuesday, May 20 for 4th and 5th periods. It will cover all 24 standards we have tested this semester.

  1. Manned rocket launches: STS-132 launch of Atlantis
  2. Unmanned rocket launches: Mars Science Laboratory Launch
  3. Discussion of similarities and differences between the two launches as well as launch safety issues.
  4. Discussed basic parts of a rocket.
  5. Discussed how we will build our bottle rockets.
  6. Bottle rocket launch video.

Tomorrow and Friday you will work with your groups to build your bottle rockets, and on Monday, May 12, you will launch your bottle rockets.

Third Period Ship the Chip Data Form

When you are ready to ship your package, fill out this form. Be sure to write down the shipping address from the confirmation page.

 

First Period Ship the Chip Data Form

When you are ready to ship your package, fill out this form. Be sure to write down the shipping address from the confirmation page.

 

Pringles Challenge Day 2B

This was the final day for fourth and fifth periods to complete the Pringles Challenge. If you did not complete your project, you can come in before school on Wednesday or Thursday or complete it at home. I must have your package by Friday so I can get it in the mail.

For first and third periods, we will meet tomorrow to finalize the project. Please prepared to work.

Pringles Challenge Data Collection: 4th and 5th periods

Please complete the form below. You will be given the address for your package when you have completed the form.

Pringles Challenge Day 2A

Homework: Bring in what you need for the Pringles Challenge ThePringlesChallengeStudentInfo

We still need empty 2-L soda bottles.

 

After CRCT testing this morning, first period were not able to work on the project. Come prepared on Tuesday to prepare, test, and finish your package. Third period worked on constructing and testing their Pringles Ship the Chip packaging. If your group does not finish Tuesday, you can bring a completed package to me by Friday, May 9th.

Remember, I will provide each group with 3 chips: two for testing and one for shipping. If your group needs more than three chips for testing, you need to provide them.

Pringles Challenge Day 1B

Homework: Bring in what you need for the Pringles Challenge ThePringlesChallengeStudentInfo

We still need empty 2-L soda bottles.

 

After CRCT testing this morning, fourth and fifth period began brainstorming and planning their Pringles Ship the Chip packaging. These classes will only have Monday to complete this project. Please make sure you  come ready to wrap this up on Monday. If your group does not finish until Monday, you can bring a completed package to me by Friday, May 9th.

Remember, I will provide each group with 3 chips: two for testing and one for shipping. If your group needs more than three chips for testing, you need to provide them.