Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Water- Surprises us Everyday

Today, the 28/1/214,  we started off by talking about what we learned last lesson. We talked about how ethanol sticks inside the molecule, and that's why 10+10 ≠20

Mr. Pro then showed us a demo. He got a candle and dropped it into two different liquids. The first liquid was ethanol, and the other one was water. The candle floated on ethanol, but in water it sank. We learned that an object floats according to the density of the liquid.

We got our water diagram and Mr. Pro explained us many ways that water circles around the world.

water cycle 

The next task that we needed to do was as pairs. We needed to trace a water molecule through the water cycle.

Follow a molecule of water through the cycle so that it only goes to
Possible solutions
cloud (atmosphere) → city as runoff → river → ocean and then evaporated back to the cloud
A) 2-4 places

B) 5 -8 places

C) at least 9 places including through your body

D) as many places as you want

Other places you can add: water treatment, city water system, sewers, body (digestive system to circulatory system to urine), toilet,

Traces of the water molecule.
After, we got the science book and we divided the class into different groups. Each group was supposed to summarize a curtain topic (which Mr. Pro assigned to us) about water in different parts of the cycle.

1) Explain Humidity

2) Explain how precipitation forms
3) Explain the Kinds of Precipitation
4) Explain global differences in precipitation

  • What is it?
  • How do we measure it?
  • Why are there different forms of precipitation?
  • How can we imagine precipitation forming?
  • What are they?
  • How are they different?
  • Look at the map and summarize differences in precipitation based on locations in the world.

Spaulding, Sandy Book, pg 391-392
Spaulding, Sandy Book, pg 402
Spaulding, Sandy Book, pg 403
Spaulding, Sandy Book, pg 405
Gigi, (Marina)

1) Read the passage
2) Summarize the reading individually.
3) Share your summaries and write a group summary.
4) Share the group summary with me.

group summarizing the topic

We then mixed up our groups with others, and presented our topics to them.

people presenting their topics 
Mr. Pro explained to us what water has to do with energy, and when energy takes part in evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and other transfers of water. We then needed to add the energies that take place in the cycle to our diagrams.

  • Use diagrams to find information
  • Working in groups
  • Summarizing texts


  1. I think your post, overall, was great. I think you did really well and you put many pictures and visuals, which I thought really enhanced your posts. I think the only thing you forgot was to include the main skill. Maybe you could also explain what we did better, because on some you just stated what we did. On the other hand, the format of the blog was amazing, and I think you organised it in a way that really catches the reader's attention.

  2. Hi Marina! Your post is really recognizable and is easy to see in visual because of the pictures which you posted and you well summarized the main points. I think there is not much to give you a suggestion however, I think it would be much better if you gave some more details on what we learned specifically. Overall, I think that you did a awesome job and it was easy to clarify and see visually.


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