Monthly Archives: December 2011

M&C Lab Whiteboard

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MentosCokeLab Post-Action Report

As close to a perfect lab as I’ve ever done! Minimal instruction from me, clear directions on the board, and adequate supplies easily available reduced the number of “What am I supposed to do now?” questions. The kids were really … Continue reading

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Mentos/Coke Lab

Using candy and soda to teach change of state, scientific inquiry, experimental design, and interpreting data. Day One Demonstration: 7–10 Mint Mentos into a 2-litre bottle of Diet Coke has anybody seen this done? has anybody done this themselves? does … Continue reading

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Science Lab Worksheet

MCCPS Science Lab Worksheet Question What is the question? Hypothesis What is the hypothesis? (a statement you can test) Prediction What is the prediction? (Based on the hypothesis, If we do this, then that will happen) Materials What materials were … Continue reading

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Grading a Lab Report

Just finished grading a lab report. Even with a carefully written and colleague-reviewed rubric, this is not a trivial event. This is the best rubric I’ve had to date and the grading gets easier. MCCPS Science Rubric The students are … Continue reading

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90 Minutes of Math

I have 90-minute Math classes on Thursdays and you all know that few adults can sit for 90 minutes, much less an 8th Grader, so I set up four stations. One station is a teacher, my Inclusion Specialist, teaching reciprocals … Continue reading

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90 Minutes of Math

I have 90-minute Math classes on Thursdays and you all know that few adults can sit for 90 minutes, much less an 8th Grader, so I set up four stations. One station is a teacher, my Inclusion Specialist, teaching reciprocals … Continue reading

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