On behalf our Earth Day – and our Science curriculum – I challenge you with the following:
Design an environmentally friendly house (structure) in Minecraft. Your house must be energy efficient. Consider good insulation. Consider solar energy sources. Consider geothermal energy sources. What else can you do to reduce costs and be environmentally friendly? Be ready to give everyone a tour…
Today we are going to further explore heat and the Particle Theory.
Density is the ratio of mass to volume or mass / volume. When we heat matter, their volume changes because particles speed up and spread apart. However the amount of matter does not change.
Consider this bottle and balloon. The amount of air inside it is a constant because it is a closed system. When I heat the bottle, what happens to the air inside? Does it’s mass change? Does it’s volume change?
When an object’s volume gets bigger, but it’s mass stays the same – it becomes less dense. Consider density as a fraction of mass / volume. If volume gets bigger, but mass stays the same, the fraction becomes smaller. This means the object is less dense.
2. Write the regular weekly recount email. CC me. What did you learn this week. When did you struggle? When were you successful?
3. Blog Post Reflection: Consider those who do not or cannot speak. Some have the choice, but choose silence while others do not have the same choice. Write a reflection of your experience from being quiet. What would it be like to not have a voice both literally and metaphorically. Do you have friends who should speak up but often don’t?
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4. Consider our Pathways to Success Program – What are your dreams? Where are you headed? What do you need to get there? What is be a barrier? Write a reflection on your blog. You may use the prompts above or any other ideas you may have.