Pop Rockets in Science

We are exploring Newton’s Laws of Physics in science class. Today we experimented with rockets, using a plastic pop bottle, isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and a match. Students made predictions and observations and we discussed what various laws of motion were at play in this reaction.

IMG_0258 3 IMG_0278 3 IMG_0251 3

trim 297F4FA0 EA01 4F36 A759 EF908EBCAE85

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-17.

trim 53CD9E30 8130 415D 904F 52D745D385B4

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-17.

trim E233787B 2140 403A BD80 57775A949BD2

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-18.

trim 3ADDCE30 51D8 4ADA A3A1 5FE5357DC5AC

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-18.

trim B67CF8E7 76D4 48D5 A815 8C5413FA806B

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-18.

 

8th Grade Orientation Photos/Videos

During Orientation students worked together to build a contraption to carry the teacher’s “Precious Cargo.” They had to throw the cargo off the garden balcony in a dramatic end of day show. The engineering creations were quite creative, though only a few survived the fall. Check out the awesome slow motion videos!

thumb_IMG_0090_1024 thumb_IMG_0089_1024 thumb_IMG_0088_1024 thumb_IMG_0085_1024 thumb_IMG_0084_1024 thumb_IMG_0082_1024 thumb_IMG_0078_1024 thumb_IMG_0070_1024 thumb_IMG_0063_1024 thumb_IMG_0060_1024 thumb_IMG_0057_1024 thumb_IMG_0054_1024 thumb_IMG_0053_1024 thumb_IMG_0051_1024 thumb_IMG_0056_1024 thumb_IMG_0046_1024 thumb_IMG_0043_1024 thumb_IMG_0042_1024 thumb_IMG_0039_1024

Also, check out these videos of the Egg Drop and the Egg Roulette:

trim 8775B517 24F2 438A 8134 681C68CFBCD1

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-15.

trim 612A3E0A FA47 43DF 8F9B 5F4C2DD91A34

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-15.

IMG 0187

Uploaded by Darin Reynaud Knapp on 2017-09-15.

Honors Assembly & Production Premiere

The Honors Assembly put on by the 7th graders was a great celebration!  Each of the 8th graders were highlighted with kind words and photos. Thank you 7th grade team for putting on such a thoughtful tribute to this class. During the break, student council brought popsicles for the whole school to enjoy!

DSC_0072 DSC_0070 DSC_0068 DSC_0046 DSC_0032 3A0A2838 3A0A2751-1 3A0A2773-1 3A0A2742 3A0A2844 3A0A2839

Production Premiere of “Camp Findakey” at Central Cinemas. The movie exemplified the creativity and humor of this class. They did a great job explaining their process during the Q & A session! We hope they look back on this movie in 20 years and enjoy it as much as we did tonight!DSC_0122 DSC_0117 DSC_0111 DSC_0107 20170609_174545

**Bonus picture- 8th Graders hanging out and being goofy before the Premiere.

20170609_160219

SJCU Potluck

img_8528-2 img_8529-2 img_8527-2

We celebrated the end of our Identity unit in SJCU with a shared Pre-Thanksgiving meal. Each student brought a food of significance to them or their family. Some students shared stories, recipes and stories surrounding their food/dish. We had candles, flowers and delicious food. Thanks to all families who helped contribute to this lovely meal!