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 We have three 6th grade Science classes and two 8th grade Science classes blogging here from the Pacific Northwest in Chimacum, WA! Sixth graders are learning a bit about Mt Saint Helens, environmental science through fresh water ecology, and physical science this year. Eighth graders are learning about life science this year. Please join us as we learn Science by exploring our world. Mr. G's Blog Mr. G's Class Facebook Page
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 Article posted June 11, 2012 at 08:19 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1492 What was the highest number of washers our motors lifted? We lifted a highest of nine. What configuration of motor, batteries, string, wires, etc. accounted for the highest numbers of washers lifted? We need to put our batteries in series, have three batteries, put the string on the nail, have two wires and have a short string. Can this lift more than nine washers? It should be able to lift more than nine washers. Article posted June 11, 2012 at 08:19 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1492
 Article posted May 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM GMT • comment • Reads 930 What have you learned about friction in lesson 6, Inquiries 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3? 6.1: I learned that if you slide a block across a rough surface there is more friction. 6.2:I learned that if there is more weight that your pulling then there is more friction force. 6.3: I learned that if you change the surface area then the friction force varies. How did you measure sliding friction in the labs you did in class? We measured the sliding friction in newtons. What did you learn about controlled variables? Give examples of how you controlled variables during your labs. I learned that controlled variables are things that you don't change during your test. In our labs we kept the sliding speed the same in all of the labs. Controlled variables are things that you do not mess with. Article posted May 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM GMT • comment • Reads 930
 Article posted May 4, 2012 at 07:58 PM GMT • comment • Reads 946 What sites have you joined on the internet? Facebook, AdventureQuest, Runescape and Youtube. How much information did you give to them? I gave them my email. Have you filled in more than the asterik questions? No I have not. Google your name or nickname but include your town as well. What did you find? I did not find anything that relates to me. Are you on the web for sports teams, named in newspapers and where else? I am not on the web. How many cookies or footprints are you leaving behind? I am leaving behind a few footprints. Article posted May 4, 2012 at 07:58 PM GMT • comment • Reads 946
 Article posted April 25, 2012 at 08:10 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 941 This is a monkey that does not like to listen. Article posted April 25, 2012 at 08:10 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 941
 Article posted April 24, 2012 at 08:06 PM GMT • comment • Reads 971 What are some ways to use elastic force to propel a cart across a floor? You can pull the cart. You can use a slingshot to fling the cart. What is the difference between mass and weight? Mass is what is inside the object. Weight is how much the earth is pulling down the object. Article posted April 24, 2012 at 08:06 PM GMT • comment • Reads 971
 Article posted April 11, 2012 at 08:16 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1012 What did you learn about how much energy we use in the 2010's? I learned that in the 1930's the average of Carbon Dioxide Emission was 153. In the 2010's we used 964 pounds of Carbon Dioxide Emission. That is a 811 difference. How does insulation help you conserve energy? It makes it so less heat goes into the room. So you don't have to waste as much energy turning down the thermometer. What are some things you learned about being safe with electricity? You should never put a fork in a toaster or near an outlet. Never put drag something by its cord and never put something heavy over a cord. Which fuels put less carbon into our atmosphere? Electrical things don't give out carbon dioxide into the air. Things that are engine powered give out carbon dioxide. Article posted April 11, 2012 at 08:16 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1012
 Article posted March 21, 2012 at 08:23 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1150 When the battery is charging, the charger is taking energy from the outlet and giving the battery its stored chemical energy. When the battery is hooked up to the lightbulb the energy goes from stored chemical energy to electrical energy in the wires but then when the energy goes into the lightbulb the energy transforms from electrical energy to light and heat energy. Article posted March 21, 2012 at 08:23 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1150
 Article posted March 13, 2012 at 09:22 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 985 I know some stuff about batteries. I know that they have acid, the acid is corrosive, batteries need metal, you can make batteries out of food. I want to know the cycle of the energy and the other types of energy. I learned that there are many types of energy (Mechanical energy, Light energy, Heat energy, Stored chemical energy and Electrical energy). I learned that Carbon Dioxide is what comes out of energy. Article posted March 13, 2012 at 09:22 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 985
 Article posted March 12, 2012 at 09:13 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1492 The town I live in is Chimacum. It is very rainy and sunny off and on. If you live by the water then you don't get much snow during the winter. There are great sight seeing spots and there are great restaurants. Chimacum is a great place to visit, you should visit it some time. Article posted March 12, 2012 at 09:13 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1492
 Article posted March 2, 2012 at 08:56 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1096 Article posted March 2, 2012 at 08:56 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1096
 Article posted February 27, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1027 My recent blogs have been about the Chimacum creek. This blog is going to put all that info into one blog. Nitrates:The average for Nitrates is 0.3mg/L.That means that our creek is doing good because it is not above 1.0mg/L. If there is too much nitrate in the water then the algae and bacteria will grow and then fish will die.If there is no algae and bacteria then that will be good for the algae part but the bacteria part will be bad because the bacteria makes the corpses go away. DO:The average for this year is 8.125mg/L. That number means that are creeks D.O. levels are good because it’s not below 5.0 and it’s not above 10.0.D.O. means Dissolved Oxygen. Ph:The average for this year is 6.It means that the creek is doing really good. It is good because it is not exactly 7 and it's not close to 14 or 0. Ph means Positive Hydrogen. If it is below 7 then it is acidic but if it is above 7 then it is alcoline. Turbidity:The average for this year is 44.7NTU. That means our creek is low on turbidity. We want low turbidity because if it's high then our creek is muddy but if it's low then we have clear water. Ammonium:The average for this is 1.6 but that is not likely but that is what we got.It means that our creek is bad with ammonia. The best ammonia is 0.0 and the higher the worse. Flow Rate:The average for this year is 1972GPS. That is good because fish can rest in the water and it’s not going to slow because there is no algae. If it goes too fast then the fish can't rest. Temperature:The average for this year is 37.13F. That mans that our creek is clean and cool for the fish so in other words, it’s GREAT! The water temperature (37.13) compares to the air temperature (44.35) this year because the water temperature is colder than the air temperature. Now ya have it folks. Our creek is doing great, now when ever you drive over it you can say "We just drove over a healthy creek. This is me at the creek!!!! http://educatoral.com/rm604/images/per5/g8/IMG_2026.JPG Article posted February 27, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1027
 Article posted February 15, 2012 at 01:03 AM GMT • comment • Reads 1131 Article posted February 15, 2012 at 01:03 AM GMT • comment • Reads 1131
 Article posted January 27, 2012 at 09:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1137 The field trip was awesome. We went to Snow Creek. I was a whole digger and the funnest part about it was smashing the dirt apart. The way to the creek was fun. I really enjoyed walking across the bridge. Article posted January 27, 2012 at 09:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1137
 Article posted January 23, 2012 at 08:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1081 Eggs Alevin Fry Parr Smolt Adult Salmon Spawner Salmon Article posted January 23, 2012 at 08:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1081
 Article posted January 12, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1045 Salmon Eggs: The dangers are people and animals stepping on the redd, dirt getting washed into the redd, horseback riders, fishermen, loggers, livestock or a hiker. The needs are non cold and non polluted water, trees, plants and shade. A description of an egg is it is orange with a black dot in the middle. Salmon Alevin: A description of an Alevin is it is one inch in length, it is a mix between clear and orange and it has a yolk sack. It needs it's yolk sack for food. It's dangers are Gulls,dippers, sculpins and trout. Salmon Fry: The needs of a fry are zooplankton and shade. The dangers of a fry erosion, no bushes, trees, woody debris, landslides and sediment run off. A fry is shiny silver with a fin at the end and two fins on the top and thie bottom. Salmon Parr: A parr is shiny silver with parr marks and it has a back fin and two fins on the top and the bottom. The dangers of a parr are mergansers and great blue heron. The needs of a parr are aquatic insects, worms, amphibian larvae, fish eggs and young fish. Salmon Smolt: They are the same as parr but the have blueish green backs. Adult Salmon: The dangers of an adult salmon are orca whales, sea lions, seals and commercial fishermen. The needs of an adult salmon are small fish, shrimp and squid. It is silverish green and it has two fins on the top and bottom and it has a back fin. Spawner Salmon: The needs and dangers are the same as a adult salmon. A spawner has red all over but it's head part is yellowish brown with a hook type lip. Article posted January 12, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1045
 Article posted November 23, 2011 at 07:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1951 Article posted November 23, 2011 at 07:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1951
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 09:10 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1782 The Chimacum creek got a score of 21, and you probably dont know what that means so I will tell you. We get 4 points from every very intolerant to water pollution bug we get. Their is Stoneflies, Caddisfles, Mayflies and Dobsonflies and we found every single one of those bugs so we got 16 points from that. Then there is also intolerant bugs but we didnt find any bugs from that catagory. But then we found a tolerant scud so we got 2 points from that. In our last catagory, very tolerant, we got 3 points because we found a Flat worm, Aquatic worm and a Tubifex worm. In all we got 21 out of 25 points. But when our 6th grade went to our outdoor education camp (CISPUS) the creek there got a score of 25 and that is the best score. Now I'm jealous that our creek got a lower score. Article posted November 3, 2011 at 09:10 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1782

Article posted October 24, 2011 at 09:22 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1841

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