Middle School Matters
MSM-218 8675309
Sep 8, 2012
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Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. AMLE Feature: Jokes You Can Use: Q: What do you get when you cross a perm with a rabbit? A: Curly hare. 1. A day without sunshine is like night. 2. On the other hand, you have different fingers. 3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. 4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. 5. Remember, half the people you know are below average. 6. He who laughs last; thinks slowest. 7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. 8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap. 9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture most people have. 10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. 11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines. 12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments. 13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand. 14. OK, so what's the speed of dark? 15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. 16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now. 17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges? 18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. 19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice? 20. Why do psychics have to ask you your name? 21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the heck happened?' 22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off. 23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 24. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow. Eileen Award: Advisory: Open University 60 second Adventures in Thought http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/philosophy/60-second-adventures-thought?track=69508b9e11 Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-ICE CUBES, STEM AND 5E This podcast is based on the article "Should Ice Be Cubed?" written by Richard H. Moyer and Susan A. Everett. The article can be found in the September 2012 issue of Science Scope magazine, a magazine for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. All four STEM areas were integrated throughout the 5E lesson as students were engaged, they explored, they developed explanations, they extended their learning and were evaluated. Science was represented through heat transfer, cooling rates, and melting. Technology was integrated through the use of the different types of ice cube trays -- novelty, giant cube, household, and student built. The activity allowed students to become engineers by testing three different ice-cube-tray designs. Finally, the mathematics was used in measuring the surface-area and volume relationships between the ice cubes. From the Twitterverse: Resources: Periodic Chart Lots of really great information about elements. Don’t miss the navigation bar on the right. Also includes printables. http://chemreference.com/ Find the Data Incredible amounts of data. http://www.findthedata.org/ Events & Happenings:
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