Perfect squares, and run of the mill squares, and right angle triangles, oh MY!
The 108s (don't worry 102s, we'll get there) have started a booklet working on our skills of finding the side length of a non-perfect square using a method that we have developed a guide on.
The journal entry of the guide to "Method 1" and "Method 2" for finding the side length of a square with an area that is not a perfect square.
The kiddos have been informed that if they are not finished by tomorrow, it is in their power to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) outlining an estimated date of completion. A reasonable estimate would be Monday.
The Particle Model of Matter Theory
In class, we have developed a dichotomous key to assist in the classification of substances as pure substances or mixtures (and their sub-categories). Within their table groups, students have been assigned a substance that they are to classify using the dichotomous key.
1. Names of group members on the sheet
2. The recorder is in charge of writing down the ideas of the group
3. Clearly state what substance your group was assigned and what classification of matter was chosen.
4. Provide evidence to support your choice through lesson definitions, personal observations, and anecdotal evidence.
5. You are NOT ALLOWED to use first person language. I.e. No "I think," "We think," "My thoughts," etc. Science does not care what you think, it cares what you can support with evidence! We are practicing scientific/academic writing styles to kick the habit of first person language.