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 Monday, 27 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008 11:42:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 10.27- Mineral Packet Page C (both sides- page handed out in class today; involves reading the bottom of the meniscus on the graduated cylinders and reading the beams on the balance and identifying intervals/increments of measurement for each drawing.  Need more practice?  Don't understand what to do?  See the links to right, these are some websites which allow you to practice taking the measurements, and then check your answers.) and Finish Reflection and WIGWAY from Friday.

T 10.28- Read TB p. 98-101, Do SciNB p. 16

W 10.29- Mineral Packet page D - finish both sides

R 10. 30- TB p. 118-119 # 1-13, use FCS or WOTQ

F 10.31- Have a safe & Happy Halloween! 

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 Monday, 20 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008 09:03:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 10.20- Read TB p. 86-88 and Do SciNB p. 13  additional words to define: Moh's hardness scale, ore, gem, grains.

T 10.21- Read TB p. 89-94  Do TB p. 101 # 3 Standards Check AND p. 89  88 Visual Check in SciNB p. 14

W 10.22- Mineral Packet page B, D (front only)

R 10.23- Read TB p. 95-97, Do SciNB p. 15 and TB p. 101 # 1, 5, 9 Standards Check

F 10.24- Test Reflection & WIGWAY (will be handed out in class)

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 Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 21:30:16 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

I was just watching a program on Planet Green Channel (episode #22 of "Wasted" about a family that is wasting electricity and other resources).  The host was working with the family, and one of the people on the show made a statement regarding the use of candles to light rooms in the evening/night to save electricity (instead of leaving a light on in the room) and that it greatly decreased the carbon footprint. 

The programs statement made me think about.....
(1) the safety concerns
       -relating to lit candles in unattended rooms,
       -children and pets around lit candles
(2) amount of carbon, resources, chemicals and energy that went into the production of the candle, shipping, and packaging,
(3) amount of carbon produced by a burning candle, (how much?)
(4) the carbon footprint of candles could vary - depends on the type of candle
(5) as a candle burns, carbon dioxide is given off
       -requires proper ventilation (i.e. open window)
       -this could cause a heater or AC to be running more frequently


What do you think?  Do you have additional details, concerns, or support regarding the program's statement?  I did a quick search and found a few sites that reference to the carbon footprint of using candles, but did not see data.

 Please record your ideas as a comment to this posting (or turn in a hand written comment to Mrs. Fischer in class if the comments you try to post are not being accepted)
- if posted or handed in before 3pm on Friday, October 24th, students may get 5 points of extra credit.  

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 Friday, 10 October 2008
Friday, 10 October 2008 14:02:36 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 10.13- Finish "Uplift vs. Erosion Foldable" (started last Thursday in class).
Announcement: There will be a test on Thursday topics covered will be from chapters 1 (lessons 1 and 2), and chapter 2 (lessons 1 and 3)

T 10.14- Read Textbook pages 102-108, finish "Science Notebook" workbook pages 17-19.  Answer the "Standards Check" questions from textbook p. 108 # 3, 6, 8 in workbook at bottom of page 19 using FCS/WOTQ.  Reminder- test on Thursday topics covered will be from chapters 1 (lessons 1 and 2), and chapter 2 (lessons 1 and 3)

W 10.15-  Answer textbook p. 115 # 1-8 (copy and fill in concept map), and p. 116-117 # 1-4, 7-9  (FCS/WOTQ)
Study for test tomorrow on chapters 1 (lessons 1 and 2), and chapter 2 (lessons 1 and 3).

R 10.16- Enjoy the 3 day weekend!

F 10.17-  No School Today due to Staff Development

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 Monday, 06 October 2008
Monday, 06 October 2008 07:05:23 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 10.6- Do Workbook p. 10, and read Textbook p. 74-84.  AND  Bret Harte & District Handbooks acknowledgement forms - have students return to their 5th period teacher tomorrow. The Handbooks were distributed today in first period.

T 10.7- Do Workbook p. 11-12  (skip "Summarize It"), using textbook p. 74-84.

W 10.8- Answer textbook p. 84 # 3 in workbook on "Summarize It" p. 11., and Textbook p. 84 # 4, 6 in workbook on "Summarize It" p. 12.

R 10.9- Notebook Check Tomorrow - bring in all papers and work so far.  List will be distributed in class Friday or can click to downloaded linked file:  Fall08NBcheck1.pdf (39.09 KB)
We started the Uplift vs. Erosion Foldable in class today, it is due Tuesday the 13th of October.  Use the rubric to help you know what to include.

F 10.10- Go for a walk with your family.

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