Grade 7 Biospheres

Grade 7 Biospheres

Grade 7 students learned about biotic and abiotic elements that affect ecosystems by creating self contained biospheres inside mason jars. They had to collaboratively research all materials they wanted to put in their jar to design their self contained ecosystems. In an effort to move towards a creation over consumption learning environment, these students will continue to learn from their designs as we discuss the exchange of energy and matter within the biosphere.

Research and Citation Workshop in the Library

Research and Citation Workshop in the Library

Students learned how to source in-text citations properly, how to create bibliography citations using online aids like easybib, and then practiced their skills researching the history of the microwave. They were tasked with taking notes in their own words, writing paragraphs that contain in-text citations, and creating a bibliography, all on the history of the microwave.

Research Workshop Info

Research Workshop Info

Inventing the Microwave Oven You will read or watch three of the sources provided. As you read/listen, make notes in your own words. Then write a short half page summary on the history of the microwave. Use in-text citation and create a bibliography. In the end, you will hand in; your page of notes your half-page on microwave history which includes in-text citation bibliography page Easier-to-read articles on the topic found through kiddle.co search engine https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-invented-the-microwave-oven http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/microwave.htm   http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/microwave_oven_invention.htm https://www.brighthubeducation.com/science-fair-projects/128910-what-foods-explode-in-a-microwave-and-why/  More comprehensive articles on the topic…

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Grade 7 ‘Silent’ Heat Presentations

Grade 7 ‘Silent’ Heat Presentations

Today, Grade 7 enjoyed listening to our Heat presentations. During the two periods we had, we enjoyed a Grade 7 ran, silent period. During this period we worked together to assign roles and set up the presentations for our peers. It is important to take control and demonstrate our learning once in awhile. The first presentation we had this morning was: “The difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy!” We also learned about the Particle Theory!  Next we learned about: “Conduction…

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