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To the Summer of 2013 Academic Challenge
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This is a FREE 20-day science and math enrichment program offered by UPS.
application deadline is April 8th.
application is exclusively online this year.
Motors and Simple Machines
Nanci M. Cornell
Truman Middle School
7th gr. Science
7th gr. Team Leader
(253) 571-5644 School
(253) 759-3909 Home
Cornell's Science Classes "SNAPSHOT"
Science and Technology
We have conducted many scientific inquiries over the past few weeks and learned how to control independent variables and how to measure dependent variable. We analyzed data to discover the relationships between the two. How is science different than technology? People talk about them together but they are actually different.
Science seeks to discover the basic principles that govern the natural world. It tries to understand and explain the relationship among things. Scientific principles are usually expressed as theories or laws of science. Scientists develop and test their theories by conducting experiments.
Technology tries to meet human needs. Suppose you want to build a machine to do a particular task, such as lifting a load onto a platform. Building a machine is a technological design. First you have to gather materials, next assemble them to make the machine work, then define the machines efficiency
Based on scientific principles, technological designs create working solution for people. Technology gives us a chance to combine creativity and scientific knowledge.
Objective: Students understanding...
"Why are we doing this? and how does it apply to my everyday life?"
ALL students will be required to carry with them, and use their Truman Assignment/Planner book, every period, every day.
This valuable tool will allow you to share the "snapshot" of their day and focus in each classroom.
Please set a time and place for you and your child to have the "snapshot" conversation, daily.
7th grade Science
(253) 571-5644 (planning time 12:50-1:35)
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