Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Spanish Vocal Review Outloud...

While doing Spanish vocabulary review outloud I caught one of my students determined to block out everyone else's voices...
Better than ear plugs! Thankfully I wasn't teaching or this would be a completely different story! :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Story of Air France Flight 447...

The introduction to the first chapter in our 9th and 10th grade Physical Science told the story of the last fatal flight of Air France flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009. As we learned about the applications of science into real life situations we also studied about the use of models and the scientific method.

For two years little was known about what actually happened during the final minutes of the crew and passengers who were 370 miles out into the Atlantic. Billions of Euros were spent recovery small pieces here and there. Much speculation was made until finally both black boxes were uncovered in 2011.

During the last four days we only scratched the surface of how physics and chemistry played a part in the crash and the recovery of AF 447. Below is a serious of four, fifteen minute videos produced by the BBC and uploaded onto YouTube that describe in more depth the science behind those lost on Flight 447.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Counting Down...

My fellow teachers and I are busily preparing for this next school year. It's hard to believe that summer is over and we are quickly approaching the start of our first day back. Hope you are as excited as we are! Be sure to check out all the different projects we'll be doing this first semester! Looking forward to a great new year!!