Saturday, June 8, 2013

States of matter

Daily: What are the Four states of matter? Do you know the fifth? Give examples of each.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Gamma radiation


Daily question Where would you find gamma rays on the electromagnetic spectrum?

Makey Makey

This is a little off the normal posts, but I recently bought a Makey Makey. What a great product! We (the 8th grade science dept) are hoping to have a few in our class next year. These are amazing. What is a makey makey? Check out the video How to Hack a Banana. Go ahead I promise it is worth it!


http://popularscienceteacher.blogspot.com/2013/05/ted-hack-banana.html








Cool right? Here is a video of my own kids about five minutes after we got it out of the box!

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It is so easy to use. They are a little intense. They really loved it. You can hook it up to almost anything, it just has to be a little conductive. The makey makey how to site was a big help.

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I love how they decided the 4 year old should be a note.



Here is a link to MakeyMakey, I will update as soon as I have tried it out in my class! We ordered 8 which should be enough for 3-4 per group. I think I am going to give them a theme and see what happens. Can't wait!

http://www.makeymakey.com/howto.php