Monday, February 6, 2017

200 ideas for science fair

You can get some ideas about WHAT TO DO FOR SCIENCE FAIR by going to: 

200 ideas for science fair

How am I doing?" You can find out with these links to interesting questions

These links connect you with some of the best questions about science, English and math....

When I was 15 years old, I asked to go to high school for three years at a boarding school.  It was a bit like Harry Potter

old buildings
classes with professors who have interesting stories
houses for competition
expeditions on weekends
classmates and schoolmates who become friends for life because we have shared an unusual experience away from the comforts of home.
Earned rewards
Temporary Hardships
A thought for the day     see the Meditations book that I compiled
dangerous locations (which we could navigate safely)
some students got hurt because they didn't follow the rules

I looked at a letter that I sent home: "I like how I can know how I'm doing.  The teachers are ready to tell me."

Today, the power of "knowing how I'm doing" is also in the hands of partents and students.  Click on these links and see questions.  If you can pass half of these questions by the end of February, you are doing okay.  If you know the answers to 3 out of 4 questions by April, you will score well in the Stanford Achievement Test.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Science Eye provides useful VOCABULARY about Space Science and valuable lessons about BUILDING TEAMS


Rocket Science with Science Eye

We learned vocabulary words

We learned procedures for safety (stand back!  Look where the wind is blowing from and walk into the wind).

We learned TEAMWORK

We learned that YA ATE  (yah  ah TAY) means "hello" when we say it when we first see someone and "See you again" when we leave the room.

AAXLU means "sea wolf" and he adopted his name so that he can respect the orcas.  

Part 3

As a science teacher, I heartily endorse the use of SCIENCE EYE for their WEATHER PROGRAM and the ROCKET PROGRAM

Steve McCrea, science teacher  learn words in an ANCIENT LANGUAGE

Axh = my
lu = nose


In addition to looking at the rocket videos, you are invited to look at ANIMALS ARE US

If you think you are a world citizen, then how many members are in the world that you live in? If you said "About ten billion," then you are a Peopleist. You believe that people are the only form of citizen that need protection ... what about animals? If you say that there are trillions of fellow citizens, then you agree that ANIMALS ARE US

If you search "science eye" on YOUTUBE, you will find a FASCINATING video about Eye Cells
  With an English accent.  It sounds official and smart.
It must be a useful video... the narrator has a British accent.

You can find this page by going to

Fifteen ways to review what we talked about in class

The teacher is a broadcaster.

The class is a radio or TV station.

The students are reporters who also broadcast information.

When we broadcast, we are presenting information.

When we present information, we organize what we will talk about first, then second, and what we will skip.

When we present information, we are reviewing and making the memory of the facts STRONGER.

The following procedures are ways that you can choose to use.

Fill in the worksheet in class.   One of the easiest ways to learn what will be on the weekly quiz is to look at and complete the worksheet.   That worksheet is where many of the quiz questions will be developed.

Don't listen to the videos that Mr. Steve makes.   If he posts a video, then something in the video might make it into the quiz.  However, you can find the information on the REVIEW sheet that will be given in class on Wedsnesday.

Find a video that explains the new information that you are learning.

Make a video.  Draw a diagram to explain an important point (such as "Who are the neighbros of sodium?").  Point your smartphone at a diagram.  Use your hand to point at parts of the diagram and give a complete sentence about

Take home the worksheet.  Look at the worksheet again.   Show the worksheet to an adult.  Ask the adult to read the worksheet to you.  When we hear information, sometimes we learn it and store that information better.

Ask an adult to explain the information on the worksheet.

Create a poster with the new information.

Create a blogpost about the new information.

Use a QUIZLET to review the new information.

There are more ways to learn new material.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


How cool!  A weather balloon.


Here is a photo.  Let's build this!

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