Monthly Archives: September 2013

Separating Mock Rock Ingredients

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Separating Mock Rock Ingredients

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Jose, Sanskaar, Alexa, Smriti, Ethan, Pranav,  and Andrew work to separate their mock rock ingredients!

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Great pictures of our future geologists!

 

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River Rouge Water Festival Was A Successful Learning Experience!

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River Rouge Water Festival Was A Successful Learning Experience!

Sawyer and Puja work with the scientist to see how companies clean dirty water by adding a substance which absorbs the “dirt”.

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Tripp, Puja and Pranav tested the permeability of 3 different type of rocks.  We found out that sandstone (the first rock) was the most permeable as it had the most bubbles released from it as we pumped the air into the rock.

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Algae Bloom in Lake Ontario is a “Whiting” Event

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http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81952

Students and I were discussing this photo and what is happening in our Great Lakes region as observed from the international space station.  Since this is directly related to “Environments”, environmental factors and other science terms that the students will be learning this year, I felt that it was quite applicable for them to study.  They were so interested when we were discussing this that I told them that I would put it on my blog for further investigation!  We have many budding scientists among us!