Today we did a lab to explore and review density in order to apply it to something called planetary differentiation. The lab has students measuring and then calculating the density of objects and predicting their behavior in water with a goal to try and determine the density of water. During the lab Abby H. had a question: Can I figure out the density of water?
What a REALLY GREAT question!
She explored and figured out a way to figure it out through measurements and calculations. Feel free to check in with Abby to hear her method and what her result was! Excellent scientific thinking!
Simple Electric Motor
Congrats to Nadeen, Miranda, and Evan's group in 4th period to get their electric motor functioning!
In period 5/6, Henna, Diana, Gillian H., and Trevor were able to create working electric motors. In period 10 Caleb, Angelica, and Anna got it. In period 11, Owen got it on his own, and Dana, Kaitlyn M., and Kasem and Omar and Abbey were able to make a working motor.
Below is the motor created by the 4th period team mentioned above.
The Slow and the Sedate
We're beginning to look at motion and forces and today we were outside for a lab. We taking footage for an action movie....totally acted by sloths (so no speeding around!!). Here are some pictures of our classes outside, using scooters to set up different scenes so we can observe motion from different reference points and learn what relative motion is all about.
Ms. Sereika is a teacher at North Olmsted Middle School teaching 8th grade science.