The Sky is Falling! An “Eggcelent” Project!

Hello Everyone!

Well here we go! We are about to embark on a journey that will help us to use what we have been learning about motion, gravity, acceleration, velocity and momentum! This week and the first part of next week the students are going to design and build an apparatus that can protect an egg from a second story drop! This project code named “The Sky is Falling” will challenge students to work in creatively in groups to accomplish this given objective. While I am more concerned about the science behind the project, there is incentive to do good work as extra credit will be awarded for spectacular survival and minor points taken off if the egg becomes quite scrambled and indeed “can’t be put back together again” :-). Please take some time to review the activity guide which will be going home with students tomorrow by clicking here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SIdZW7iu-zeUhRZlBDbkVLQWs/view?usp=sharing.

Please note that this activity will count as an assessment (TEST GRADE) and therefore you should encourage your students to keep up with the timeline posted at the end of the activity guide. Students will also be receiving a rubric so they know exactly how this will be scored. Have a blessed week and thanks for reading!

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Blood, DNA, and Prints oh My!

This week (July 8-13th) Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in conjunction with Kathy Mirakovits held a forensic science workshop at LTU. Not only was it an amazing experience, but the professors and Kathy created a crime scene environment that fueled and excited all of the individuals involved!

If you have ever been interested in CSI investigations, you teach science, or find the process of investigating a murder even remotely interesting then you don’t want to miss out on this workshop. We finished up today, but more workshops will be available in the future.

If you would like to see just how exciting it all was check out the pictures by clicking HERE. You can also see some videos of the event by clicking  HERE or watching below: