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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 May 17, 2012 at 03:26 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1350 I have a total of 17 blogs on my blog all together. Pretty much all o' my blogs are class assignments (I'm counting the blogging challenges aswell) I received a total of 19 comments on my blog. The post with the most comments was the 7 random facts (first blog I did), I think it's because it was the first blog I did. I didn't really have a favorite because I never did anything outside of school about the blog. I changed the background because the default was lame and boring. I didn't have any widgets, because I thought they were unnecessary and were a waste of time to me 'cause I wouldn't do anything with my blog outside of school. Well, I can atleast say that we get 1 a day, mabye more. - Nicklas Article posted May 17, 2012 at 03:26 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1350
 Article posted May 16, 2012 at 03:34 PM GMT • comment • Reads 749 What I learned in inquiry 6 is that Friction pushes things back when it goes forward, more mass equals more weight, and that surface area also is a variable of how much friction their is The way we measured sliding friction is we used a spring- scale to measure the push that friction causes on the block. The push friction causes can be measured 'cause it's trying to stop the block, which causes force which can be measured. I learned that control variables are variables that you don't change, some examples are: Pull Distance, Pull Speed, and some others you should be able to think of. (But there are MANY more!) Article posted May 16, 2012 at 03:34 PM GMT • comment • Reads 749
 Article posted April 30, 2012 at 03:01 PM GMT • comment (3) • Reads 1099 Thanks to Ethan B. for the "I like dirt" audio, all I did was find the photo. Article posted April 30, 2012 at 03:01 PM GMT • comment (3) • Reads 1099
 Article posted April 25, 2012 at 03:34 PM GMT • comment • Reads 937 You could load a slingshot kind of thing on the floor, and use a rubber band to launch the cart. The difference of Mass and Weight is that Weight is caused by Gravity pulling you down causing weight. Mass is the space you are, like how water fills a cup, you take up space in the world. Article posted April 25, 2012 at 03:34 PM GMT • comment • Reads 937
 Article posted April 17, 2012 at 03:33 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1020 The amount of energy we used in 2010 was much, much more than what we used in 1930. We used around 60,000 in 2010. To be safe with electricity you should always make sure your outlets are fully plugged-in, don't step on cords, etc. Some fuels that put less carbon in our atmosphere are fuels like coal, wood, and fuels like that. Article posted April 17, 2012 at 03:33 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1020
 Article posted March 23, 2012 at 03:15 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1138 What I did is unplugged the cord then put the battery in and then plug the cord back in then the electrodes were charged with electrical energy coming from the socket the cord was plugged into. And charged it for 3 min. Article posted March 23, 2012 at 03:15 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1138
 Article posted March 13, 2012 at 04:33 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1039 K= I know that batteries can power various machinery and LAMPS. W= I would like to know how batteries get the charge to get POWER. Article posted March 13, 2012 at 04:33 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1039
 Article posted March 13, 2012 at 04:22 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1566 Ma home is in Port Hadlock, Washington and I love it here *Sarcasm*. It is really cold, wet, and damp. I would like to move but I have a lot of friends and family here. Article posted March 13, 2012 at 04:22 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1566
 Article posted March 6, 2012 at 04:56 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1073 Name ____Nicklas S._______________________________Date ____2-24-12_______________ How is Chimacum Creek doing? Based on all the data you’ve looked at here what is your conclusion about how Chimacum Creek is doing? (Use examples from the data to explain what you mean and why you think so. This is NOT the place for opinion; you must have evidence to support your conclusion.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I come to the conclusion, taking out the suspected false information its seems to be good, the levels are enough to sustain fish, keep the algea low, enough to keep pollution intolerant microinvertibrates alive, so over all it does look healthy. My parameter of water is FLOW RATE. Flow rate is the measurement of movement through a body of water. But the water comes from rain. It starts at a elevated point then goes downhill into the bodies of water (creeks and streams). But the DO, pH, Turbitity, Nitrates, Ammonium, Flow Rate, and Temperature averages equalled a understandable conclussion that it Chimacum Creek has sustainable levels. If I could give some constructive criticism and advice to the people in the area it would be that the are doing a good job keeping the fertilizers out the creek and to keep up the good work! -N1CK145 Article posted March 6, 2012 at 04:56 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1073
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 Article posted February 3, 2012 at 03:55 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1504 Name _Nicklas S._____________________________        Date _2-1-12_________________ Water Quality Research Questions Research Notes  What is the parameter? (Write a complete description of it.    Flow Rate is it is the measure of cubic feet per second or gallons per second in a creek or river. Cubic feet per second is expressed: ft3/sec. Flow is a function of water volume and velocity. Stream velocity increases as the streams volume increases. Unless the volume of a stream is the same of the other stream they won't have the same Flow Rate.        How does it affect water quality?   Large, swiftly flowing rivers can receive pollution discharges and be little affected, whereas small streams have less capacity to dilute and degrade wastes. Stream flow determines the kinds of organisms that can live in the stream, some need fast flowing areas others need slow, quiet areas.         How is it measured? What levels are good? What levels are acceptable? What levels are bad?    Flow Rate is measured in cubic ft. per second, or "ft3/sec". Good levels of ft3/sec depends on what lives in the stream. Bad levels are pretty much whats too fast for any fish, macroinvertebrates, ect. Acceptable levels also differ to whats is living in the stream, there really is no good/bad levels, it just depends what the things in the stream need.       How does this parameter affect fish? How does this parameter affect humans? How does this parameter affect vegetation?    Flow Rate affects fish VERY much, fish could be washed away, etc. Fish do need either fast streams or slow streams. Fast-moving streams generally have higher levels of dissolved oxygen than slow streams because they are better aerated. This affects humans because streams with a higher flow can wash away eutrophication, waste, etc. Article posted February 3, 2012 at 03:55 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 1504
 Article posted January 27, 2012 at 04:35 PM GMT • comment • Reads 937 The tree planting expirience was fun. Planting Conifers and shrubs in rows took a little bit of coordination, but we got it after a while. My Mom also came with us to plant trees. I personally spaent most of my time digging rather then planting, I personally like digging more than planting trees. I am also amazed that people were able to plant a total of 5,000 trees! Heres a pic: 11/22 --> The New And Improved Water Cycle! Scratch Water Cycle Enjoy Article posted November 22, 2011 at 03:52 PM GMT • comment (3) • Reads 1869

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 Article posted November 4, 2011 at 04:08 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1736 A bug from Chimacum Creek, I believe it a Scud. It is the only picture i had, sadly. Most of them didn't save.    YellowJacket Creek scored 25 on how healthy it is, with 23 being really healthy. Chimacum Creek scored 21, we got that score by finding bugs, some intolerant, some tolerant, some really tolerant and a few extremely tolerant. Group 1 (intolerant) were worth 4 points, group 2 (tolerant) was worth 3 points, group 3 (really tolerant) was worth 2 points, group 4 (extremely tolerant) was worth 1 point. With all of the bugs added up we scored 21 points but we didn't find very much intolerant bugs, and that ain't good.   So, Yellowjacket Creek won over Chimacum Creek, that may be because Yellowjacket Creek is more isolated than Chimacum Creek. But with Yellowjacket Creek as 25, and with Chimacum Crrek as 21, it is a pretty close score for both of them. Overall, it was pretty close, but Yellowjacket Creek prevailed by a bug or two. Article posted November 4, 2011 at 04:08 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1736
 Article posted October 17, 2011 at 04:10 PM GMT • comment (3) • Reads 1880 Hi! My article is about Water Pollution. I hope you enjoy my work. And of course, feel free to leave comments and suggestions! Water pollution is water contaminated with sewage, radioactive waste, oil, etc. Water pollution is also water spoiled from global warming and atmospheric deposition. Farmers also dump eutrophication into bodies of water like rivers, creeks, and ponds. Some sources of water pollution are industrial sites, leaks on ships that carry a high supply of oil, and farms/farmers. Industrial sites dump sewage, nuclear waste, and wastewater into bodies of water. Ships that leak, dump tons and tons of oil into open bodies of water. And farms/farmers dump eutrophication into creeks and rivers. There are many different dangers and consequences of water pollution which include metals, which is poisonous to marine life (Fish and Shellfish) which can cause carcinogenic problems when the marine life has been consumed. Industrial waste also has many other toxic compounds that damage marine life. Organic waste causes and helps grow aerobic algae, aerobic algae depletes oxygen, which suffocates fish and kills them. Actions that can be taken to help water pollution are simple actions that will improve water quality. One is industrial treatment, stopping them from throwing chemicals and metals into bodies of water will greatly enhance the quality of water. Building more efficiant septic tanks will also help, untreated sewage flows in the tank and the liquid is seperated from the solids because the heavier the more it will sink. Ways to prevent water pollution is as simple as conserving water by turning off your water tap when your not using it. Others are be careful NOT to flush paint, oils, or litter down your lavatory (toilet). And also have more pants in your garden! Having more plants mean your preventing pesticides and contaminated water flow into nearby bodies of water (rivers, lakes, creeks, etc). Special thanks to http://water-pollution.org.uk/ and the Water Pollution Webquest pages for all the necessary information! Article posted October 17, 2011 at 04:10 PM GMT • comment (3) • Reads 1880
 Article posted October 5, 2011 at 04:17 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 2102 My evidence comes to the answer that it will come back to its original state because the lava dome is re-building it. Another piece of evidence is that the gas and pressure is building, causing the dome to rise and it is estimated to look close to what it did in 1980 in about 200 years (give or take a few). Article posted October 5, 2011 at 04:17 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 2102
 Article posted October 3, 2011 at 04:34 PM GMT • comment (6) • Reads 2568 1. Im an Asian! 2. Im an only child. 3. I love Asian foods. 4. My parents are pretty cool. 5. My cousins are always there for me. 6. Im enjoying Middle-School more than I thought I would. 7. I love going to the Philippines! Article posted October 3, 2011 at 04:34 PM GMT • comment (6) • Reads 2568
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