To take a deeper peek into Kinetic and Potential Energy, check out this video about medieval "catapults" or trebuchets.
To use the Ohm's Law circuit lab that we played with in class, click on the link above, then click "Run Now".
You may have to agree to run the program on your computer.
Remember, in Ohm's Law (V=RI) we are exploring the relationship between Voltage (V), Resistance (R), and Current (I). Play around and see what happens when you change each of these variables!
The physics department at the University of Colorado has created a whole bunch of excellent virtual labs. (Take a peek around if you have some time, it's very cool, and there are some pretty advanced ideas that you can explore.)
Click here, or follow the link below to find the circuit lab that we used in class. Once you are at the website, you should click the green button that says "Run Now". It will open the program on your computer, but it may prompt you to allow Java to run. You must say yes for the program to run.
Once you are playing, you can see what combinations of parts create a working circuit, and what parts do not work (or even destroy the circuit!)
Feel free to post screenshots of any fun circuits you make (or destroy!) on Edmodo for everyone to see!
Have a great, safe weekend!
Take a peek - how could you apply some of these tips at home and at school?
Hello, Team Science!
If you are interested in improving your understanding (or if you just enjoy Bill Nye) take a peek at the following video about Chemical Reactions. There are some great examples of chemical reactions that he demonstrates through experiments.
*Keep an eye out for an in-depth examination of fireworks and pyrotechnics at about the 10 minute mark.
Check out this excellent site to see Art meet Science! There are several slow-motion, super-magnified videos that show just how beautiful chemical reactions can be (all while actually helping us understand!)
When we began the school year in science, our class discussed the concept of "how we learn."
We realized that many of us learn differently, and in our lives we will all have to work cooperatively with people who think differently than we do. This doesn't make one of us smarter than the other, it simply means that everybody has different strengths, and we're all more successful when we help one another build and use our strengths.
Each student took a "multiple intelligences" quiz earlier in the year to help us determine what our strengths/preferences are in learning. This week we split up into 8 different groups based on those strengths and we brainstormed about how we like to learn (or don't like to learn!) as well as some jobs that people with our strengths might enjoy doing. Each group made a reference poster with that information to help others in the class understand their learning styles.
Hopefully this will help us work productively and positively together throughout the year. Check out each of our 8 intelligences posters below!
7. Interpersonal (relating to others)
8. Intrapersonal (Knowing yourself)
This year in Science, we will be using an excellent website called Edmodo.
Edmodo could be considered "Facebook for School" as it is an educational tool that allows us to post videos and comments, upload notes or assignments, and have a private group just for our class.
All students are asked to sign up to use Edmodo. It is free and GVC has its own larger account . To sign up in class today, please click on the "Edmodo" icon on the iPad, select "Student", and enter the code 3pncuc. You can also enter this code on the website at home at www.edmodo.com.
This code will expire relatively soon, so please do your best to sign up in class today, or this weekend.
Throughout the semester, you will be have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of activities. We want to know how you learn best in order to match you up with the activities.
Please complete this quiz, and at the end of the test you will get a code that you will need to record.
Copy the code and paste it onto a sticky on our Padlet for today to share it with Mrs. Urichuk:
Or follow this QR code:
Sometimes Mrs. Urichuk will post interesting stuff here. (Only sometimes!)