• Aeronautical STEM Challenges for fun!

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 6/12/2020 5:00:00 AM

    Aeronautic STEM Challenge Fun!

    Now or during the Summer, Try out these Awesome Aeronautic STEM Challenges! There are five to choose or do them all.

    1. Stomp Rocket:

    Stomp Rocket Instruction video:


    Stomp Rocket Trials (Mrs. Bruscas)



    2. Straw Rockets:



    3. Helicopter (Defy Gravity):



    4. Great Astronaut Drop Experiment:



    5. Hoop Airplane Challenge:



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  • Gravity: Surface & Orbital

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 6/9/2020 5:00:00 AM

    Last Topic for 2020 7th Grade Science!

    Gravity: It’s a Force to Stand-by!

    What goes up must come down. When we throw a ball in the air, the ball falls back down because of a force called gravity.

    There are two types of gravity: Surface Gravity and Orbital Gravity


    Surface Gravity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E44H4khWH7GW7i9X5nxz-zZCutJ8Gf2tVPWwsTcI_aI/

    Orbital Gravity: Round and Round We Go!: 


    effects of gravity on the Moon and Earth

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  • Update: Solar System Planetary Journey & Scaled Models

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 5/30/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Earth's Atmospere

    Let's take a journey to learn about our astounding Solar System!

    We began our Journey on May 25 and we will conclude the Solar System scale models and planetary investigation Google Slides on June 8. For this week (6/1 - 6/7), take time to complete science assignments. We will introduce the idea about gravity as a force with video and during Zoom instructions this week. If you are all caught up, take time to investigate the outdoors. Or, try doing a STEM Challenge.

    Solar System Scale Scroll Model: This is a link to another way to create your scale model.

    Now that we know the uniqueness about Earth supporting life, we can now compare other planets in our Solar System as well as some other Outer-Space phenomena. This activity along with creating a solar system scale model will take time. On May 28, we completed a solar system scale table to help us build our own models. I showed various ideas of how to build these models. For June 4th Zoom, I would enjoy you taking a picture of your model for us to applaud.

    Quest of Our Solar System:


    Google Slides: Quest of Our Solar System Share-out:



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  • Earth's Location in the Big Universe!

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 5/18/2020 5:00:00 AM

    Earth! Where are we located in the BIG and Vastness of our Universe? The link will be uploaded in Google Classroom on May 20.


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  • May 12 - 22 Night Sky Events

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 5/11/2020 7:00:00 AM

    We will check on the amazing night sky events during May 12 - 22. See how the night sky changes each night. Also, log what the moon looks like each night and where you see the moon each night. We will keep a "Moon Phase Journal" and add information about what we see in the Night Sky Event Google Slides. Starting May 12, you will be able to view the assignments in Google Classroom Classwork.

    Link to "Wonders in the Night Sky" Investigations sheet guidelines: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQq-5kJZI-ryp-SwMPkhQKY_TynyxNHTjzT9YPN_B-M/

    Global Atmosphere

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  • Rafting on a Red Blood Cell Vacation Video

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 5/2/2020 1:30:00 PM

    Rafting on a Red Blood Cell Vacation Video (Flipgrid) activity begins on May 5th. The guidelines and planning sheet will be found in Google Classroom Classwork. Students may work with a partner or complete individually. During May 5th Science Class Zoom times, we will go over how to complete this activity. The video will be between 30 seconds to 2 minutes and will show how the events of how oxygen and nutrients enter the circulatory system. They will continue to show how the red blood cell picked them up to take them to a body cell where they undergo cellular respiration and convert to energy. Finally, they return to the red blood cell and journey back out of the circulatory system and exit through the respiratory system. Students can add fun things that happen on vacations.

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  • Circulatory System

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 4/27/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Rafting on a Red Blood Cell

    Target: Explain main concepts about the Human Body transport pump system, the Circulatory System.


    Let's take a vacation through the bloodstream!  Are you ready to travel? Where will we go?

    April 27: Take time to complete science tasks about cellular respiration or the respiratory system;

    April 28: Zoom on in to learn about the upcoming travel plans through the bloodstream. We will hitch a ride on a red blood cell to discover how the circulatory system functions. 

    April 29: Begin our travel through the nasal cavity to the alveolus where we'll diffuse into the nearby capillary and hitch a ride on a red blood cell.

    April 30: Zoom on in to a guided tour of the great vessels of our circulatory system where we will drop off nutrients and oxygen. We will need to make room to pick up carbon dioxide as they are on their way out.

    May 1: Finalize your travels through the circulatory system into the respiratory system and exhaled out the mouth's passageway to your next adventure.





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  • Air We Breathe! Earth Connections: Cellular Respiration vs. Photosynthesis

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 4/17/2020 6:00:00 AM

    Target: Explain the Connections of Human Body Systems (Osmosis) and our Cellular Respiration connection with Photosynthesis
    Awareness of Air we Breath and our Earth

    April 17: Move from the respiratory system to cellular respiration;

    April 19: Small intestine Villi and Alveolus in respiratory connections to capillaries and lead to cellular respiration;

    April 20: Cellular Respiration PowerPoint;

    April 21: Cellular Respiration Videos, Daily Question Zoom Discussion, and Key Concepts;

    April 22: Earth Day! Air, We Breath What? Investigation (Powerpoint and Pollution Collector investigation);

    April 23: Cellular Respiration versus Photosynthesis Inquiry Zoom; Kahoot! Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis;

    April 24: Flow Chart connections of Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis.

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  • Respiratory System Activity Options Menu

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 4/12/2020 8:00:00 PM

    Welcome back to Online Science Learning! I really hope that you were able to get some outdoor sunshine time.

    Respiratory Activity Option Menu is attached below as well as in Google Classwork. First look at each activity rectangle's items, and then decide on which 3 activity rectangles you will do. Please contact me if you have questions or need technology support.

    Students will find uploaded activities in their Google Classroom, Classwork. These activities are intended to take one period to two periods to complete.

    Respiratory Activity Options Menu

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  • Summarizing Diffusion of an Egg in Solutions

    Posted by Becky Bruscas on 4/10/2020 10:40:00 AM

    For April 1-13: Complete Diffusion of a Chicken Egg Investigation by summarizing using CER. "C" means state your Claim; "E" stands for Explain your Evidence; and, "R" stands for final Results. Diffusion is seen when a teabag placed in hot water. Daily video demstrations and the lab worksheet and data table are located in Google Classroom. You will loacte the videos posted in the Stream posts of Google Classroom. And, Google Classroom, Classwork has the lab worksheets and data table uploaded for you to complete. The video demonstrations highlight how to complete these worksheets. After completing this lab, you should better understand what diffusion and osmosis mean.


    Questions: How does our body get its energy? How is food diffused into the bloodstream? What does the egg investigation have to do with the food we eat? 


    Attached link to view about the Digestive System: (Focus on the Small Instestine information in this article)

    link: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/digestive-system.html?WT.ac=ctg#catbody-basics


    Looking ahead: April 13th, we will end the Digestive System unit and merge into the Respiratory System.

    April 13 - 17: Respiratory System menu choice list

    From the menu, choose 3 activities to complete and submit. This Menu List will be shared in Google Classroom's Stream by 8 pm on April 12th.

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