Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New Learning Unit in Science Class

Students in science have started a new learning unit called energy resources. We will be continuing our exploration of electricity through several activities.

First, students will be constructing a simple DC motor to better understand how electrons make motors spin. They will be creating YouTube replies to the DC model posted to the Science 8 YouTube Channel. 

Second, students will be examining energy resources in our community. We will be considering renewable and nonrenewable resources as well as the untapped potential in our river. The final activity of this unit has the students designing a turbine to be retrofitted to our existing locks and dams.

Here are some online resources for students and parents:

   - Graded Assignment List
   - Notes
   - Unit Study Guide