Students should bring their Santa Clara County Library card information (card number and pin password) on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23. We will be using databases accessed through SCCL to obtain information on “what wavelength of light is most beneficial to plant growth.” Students and parents who don’t have a library card should […]
It has been almost 17 years since NASA lost its $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements when exchanging vital data between space agencies before the craft was launched. NASA has a long list of amazing accomplishments, but they will be the first to admit that this […]
Study for the safety quiz on Monday. Review pgs. 23-26 and 686-687 in your textbook in addition to the safety contract and garden safety guidelines.
This week’s garden harvest!
The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes. The student divides the paper into two columns: the note-taking column is twice the size of the “cue” column. The student should leave several lines (about two inches) at the bottom of the page for a summary. Notes from a lecture are written […]
Blue light at night…is it bad for your health?
Check out NASA’s article on evidence of water on Mars.
Here are some tips that will help you cite references using Noodle Tools.: Log in to http://sccl.org and click on Research for Teens. Choose Science and Technology databases. Try Science Online for newspaper articles and basic info. Try Academic Search Complete for journal articles. Utilize keywords and “advanced search” tools (quotation marks, etc.) to help you find […]
Check out this article from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture http://www.ars.usda.gov/news/docs.htm?docid=15572.
Check out Nova’s Hunting the Elements: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/hunting-elements.html.