posted by Kevin Pughsley on Nov 9

Just a reminder about my new website.  The link is below and I have posted a new post today about rockets!

Mr. P’s new website!

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Nov 2

Tomorrow and Friday are the design and build phases of our rockets!  Remember you will need to bring materials to build your fins and other parts of your rocket tomorrow.  You also need a bring a glue gun or tape to attach it to your rocket.

Your design must include the following:

  • List of all your materials to build your rocket
  • List and number of items you are putting on your rocket
  • Measurements of your rocket and items going on your rocket
  • Drawing of your rocket that is detailed, neat, and has your team name on it.
  • Must be approved before you build.

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Nov 1

Just a reminder to continue working on your rocketry packet tonight. Tomorrow we will begin the design phase of your Rockets. You will be required to list your materials, measurements for anything that will go on your rocket, and draw a design neatly with all the parts of your rocket labeled. You will then present your design to your teacher who will approve your rocket and the building phase. Remember, we will provide you 2 20 ounce bottles for your rocket but you will need to supply any other materials that you will need to go on your rocket. Launch day is set for Monday of next week and remember you must have your journey into rocketry packet complete before you design or build your rocket. Have a great night and see you tomorrow at school.

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Oct 31

At the end of the week, I will transition to my new website and retire my blog.  Please be prepared for this switch and go ahead and link my site to your bookmarks or favorites!  The blog has been great but the website provides more options and greater benefits for students and parents.  Below is the link to my new website!

 

Mr. P’s new website!

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Oct 31

Today the students received their pack for building their rockets.  The first part includes them researching about how water rockets work.   I sent them a link to the web quest on water rockets in google classroom.  They had today and half of class tomorrow to work on this.  Wednesday and Thursday we will design and build our rockets with hopes to launch on Friday.  All students should have their packet and rocket research 101 should be complete.  Have a great day and they can go to google classroom and continue working on this.  Thanks

NASA water rocket web quest

 

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Oct 31

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Oct 26

We will have a quiz on Thursday for eclipses and the Sun.  Please make sure you study entries 1 and 2 in your notebook.  Below are some of the learning targets you should be able to do.  I have the eclipse notes on my blog but the Sun notes are on google classroom.  I have placed the eclipse notes there as well so they are in one place for you.  Have a great day and hope you enjoyed your activity with Miss Mire today!

I can draw and label the order of a solar and lunar eclipse.

I can model where a total eclipse occurs.

I can model where a partial eclipse occurs.

I can compare and contrast umbra with penumbra.

I can explain the process of nuclear fusion in the Sun.

I can explain how many eclipses we have a year and why we don’t have them every month.

I identify the parts of the Sun’s interior and atmosphere.

I can identify the gasses that make up the Sun.

I can identify features on the gasses by picture or description.

I can identify the benefits of the Sun to Earth.

I can draw the magnetic field of Earth and explain how it protects us.

I can identify what moon phases occur during eclipses.

I can write what N.A.S.A. stands for.

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Oct 25

Check out the cool website below about the space race!  The national air and space museum in Washington D.C. has an exhibit on the space race right now.  I look forward to going over the rest of the space race this week and creating our timeline.  Have a great night!

http://www.nationalcoldwarexhibition.org/schools-colleges/national-curriculum/space-race/

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Oct 25

We will have a quiz on Thursday for eclipses and the Sun.  Please make sure you study entries 1 and 2 in your notebook.  Below are some of the learning targets you should be able to do.  I have the eclipse notes on my blog but the Sun notes are on google classroom.  I will place the eclipse notes there as well so they are in one place for you.  Have a great day and I really enjoyed starting our timeline of the space race today!

I can draw and label the order of a solar and lunar eclipse.

I can model where a total eclipse occurs.

I can model where a partial eclipse occurs.

I can compare and contrast umbra with penumbra.

I can explain the process of nuclear fusion in the Sun.

I can explain how many eclipses we have a year and why we don’t have them every month.

I identify the parts of the Sun’s interior and atmosphere.

I can identify the gases that make up the Sun.

I can identify features on the Sun by picture or description.

I can identify the benefits of the Sun to Earth.

I can draw the magnetic field of Earth and explain how it protects us.

I can identify what moon phases occur during eclipses.

I can write what N.A.S.A. stands for.

 

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Oct 24

We finished up the Sun today and will move on to the History of Space Exploration tomorrow.  Thank you for a great day in class.  No homework tonight!  Be ready for space tomorrow!

 

Check out this cool northern lights video by clicking the link below