Glen Westbroek's Blog – November 2007 Archive (2)

Egg osmosis - or the egg that pees!

Students in my 7th Grade Science class soaked eggs in vinegar and then soaked the eggs in colored water. With a softened shell, the eggs absorbed the colored water quite well. We went outside and the students poked their egg with a toothpick. They got so excited they wanted to have a video uploaded on youtube (now done.) I realized that while the activity was not technology related, they had a lot of fun and expressed the desire to share their results with the world. My take on this is that… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on November 28, 2007 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Individual Response Devices

Today was a lot of fun. In the BIology classes, students took a quiz on the parts of cells and how they function. The quiz was conducted using individual response devices. (I use a set from TurningPoint http://www.turningtechnologies.com and am very pleased with them.) It was great to see how many students really comprehended the material. They enjoyed taking the quiz and asked when they could take the next quiz "Using clickers again!"





My 7th grade students also used the… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on November 2, 2007 at 5:34pm — No Comments

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