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Mr. Kennedy

October

Students in 6th & 7th grade recently finished individual projects involving food chains, food webs, and food pyramids.  The effort put forth by each individual was excellent!  Now the subject of alternative energy sources other than fossil fuels is being studied.  Each student watched a YouTube video regarding future energy sources.  They are working on a term paper involving the subject they choose.  They had the following listing to choose from: Space Based Solar Power, Human Power, Tidal Power, Hydrogen, Geothermal heat from lava, Nuclear Waste, Solar Windows, Biofuels, Flying Wind Farms, or Fusion.The link for the YouTube video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uStFvcz9Or4&t=280s

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Students in Mr. Kennedy’s 8th grade Science class recently finished a unit on Forces and Motion.  We are moving on to Temperature and Thermal Energy.  The students are learning about Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.  The other topics which they are covering are conduction, convection, and radiation.  Having an opportunity to showcase their talents, the 8th graders will use their new Chrome Books to make a PowerPoint presentation on these most recent terms.  They also learned about how geothermal drilling has been an alternative to traditional energy sources such as oil, natural gas, and wood.