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 by AP teacher: Mrs. Ruffing

Assignments
 05/15 04/03 05/31

Blog Entries
 5/15 A Venture to Scotland 4/3 8th Grade Technology Survey Infographic 4/17 My Roller Coaster Webquest 3/6 Fitness Results-Grade 3-Push Ups/Pull Ups 1/10 My Glog on the Egyptian God Ptah 12/19 My Interview with King Tut 9/27 7 Random Facts 9/27 7 Random Facts 5/9 Constitution Post 5 - The Amendments 5/9 Constitution Post 4 - The Seven Articles 5/2 Constitution Post 3 - Three Principles 5/2 Constitution Post 2 - The Virginia Plan 4/18 Constitution Post 1- The Articles of Confederation 2/28 My Glog on The Deep Sea 1/20 Music 1/3 Smoking 10/25 Conserving Energy List 25, 50, all

 Article posted May 15, 2013 at 02:12 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 240 In my seventh grade class this year, we worked on a project dealing with the countries of Europe. Everyone was assigned to a country, and I was assigned Scotland. In this project we had to write about our county's location, landforms, climate, government, culture, history, and add a few pages of our own. At the end of the project there is a works referenced page that shows all of our various sources. This project really exposed me to the world of Scotland. I really enjoyed learning about the country of Scotland. Article posted May 15, 2013 at 02:12 PM GMT-5 • comment (1) • Reads 240
 Article posted April 17, 2012 at 09:49 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 676 I am going to tell you about my roller coaster project and Newton's laws. Newton's first law is also called the law of inertia. It says an object at rest stays at rest unless acted on by a force. The second part of the first law is that an object in motion stays in motion in a straight line unless acted on by an outside force. The second law says that the acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object, and the size of the net force applied. If the net force increases, the acceleration increases. Finally the third law says that when a force is applied to an object, the object exerts an equal force in the opposite direction. In this project, my group went on a roller coaster online simulater, and measured potential energy and kinetic energy. We worked with velocity, speed, and other things you need to build a roller coaster.  The four roles in the project we had were the lawyer, physisist, design engineer, and historian. I was the physisist. I learned that the three laws of motion, combined with an understanding of motion perception, can explain a roller coaster ridein terms of changing direction, forces, and accelerations. I learned that potential energy means stored energy, and that kinetic energy is the energy of motion. The initial hill, or lift hill is the highest in the whole ride. The potential energy is greatest at the top of the lift hill. The kinetic energy is greatest at the bottom of the lift hill.   While trying out some roller coasters on the simulater, we had ones that failed and succeeded. Here is one that failed.   Now, here's the one that succeeded.  For this roller coaster, my team decided that we should name the roller coaster "Shark Attack" and make the cars sharks. If you want to try to make a roller coaster to you can go to the Jason Coaster Creator by clicking here. Article posted April 17, 2012 at 09:49 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 676
 Article posted March 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 534 During this school year our students in grades 2 through 8 completed the President's Fitness Challenge. We took part in a variety of physical endurance tests. The sixth grade students charted the results for each event and grade. Here are the results of the Curl Up for grade 2. As you can see from the chart below, 13 or 43% of the students achieved Presidential Level, 6 or 20% of the students achieved National Level, and 11 or 37% of the second graders were at Participant Level. Decription of the Event Qualifying Scores Article posted March 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 534
 Article posted January 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 566 We are learning about Egypt in social studies. I recieved the god Ptah. I did his story, relationships, influence, and symbols. I hope you enjoy it. To view my glog full size click here. Article posted January 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 566