Stamp Out Smoking

Today we had a visit from the MCHS Drama Team. They presented a Stamp Out Smoking assembly for our 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. These students preformed several different skits addressing smoking and drinking and the dangers they present for teenagers. Above is a video of one the skits, and below are a…

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Earthquake Drill

Today in class we had a GREAT teachable moment. While in the middle of studying The Great Alaskan Earthquake, we had a surprise earthquake drill. Just thought I would share a couple of quick photos with everyone. Mr. McClung

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"The Great Alaskan Earthquake" = "a bunch of squiggly lines"

Monday we began to study The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. We used a copy of the seismogram (shown above) from the great earthquake to help us in our investigation. This earthquake (that registered 9.2 on the Richter Scale) and its aftershocks lasted for two days (March 27 & 28) and rendered over 1,000 aftershocks,…

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Crowder College Talent Search

Thursday we took a field trip to Crowder College as a part of the Crowder College Talent Search. Throughout the day we visited several different departments at the school. Some of the highlights included the agri barn, library, solar house, and the vet. clinic. At the solar house we learned about a house that runs…

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Studying Earth Quakes

Today we used a downsized version of a seismograph to record vibrations. We studied three different variables: distance, direction, and force. We did this by beating on the tables in a variety of way to create different types of waves and conditions. Below are some of the videos from our lesson today. Enjoy. Above: This…

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Seismographs

New business….I would like to welcome my first follower, Mr. Matt Millard. This is one of my best friends from college, and I am glad he is on board with us. In class on Wednesday, we will be learning how to not only studying earthquakes, but also how to record them. Our class will be…

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All Shook Up

Found some great information about earthquakes on the USGS (United States Geological Survey) website. This is a website that updates constantly throughout the day and gives the most recent earthquake activity in the entire world. You can look through several maps and check out any earthquake activity (big or small) in the past hour, day,…

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P-Waves and S-Waves

In class we have been studying about earthquakes and the different types of waves that can occur during an earthquake. In this post you will notice two different types of waves demonstrated (P-waves and S-waves). Both of these waves are considered body waves. In our experiment, we had one person moving the slinky while the…

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Lets get it started….

This will be my first blog ever in my attempt to catch up with the rest of the blogging nation. The main focus of this blog will be to share information and happenings in our sixth grade science classes. By doing this I hope that I can keep everyone “in the know” about what is…

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