Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stethoscope Experiment

Here are some future doctors at work in science class!

Heart Disease homework

Hi All!

There is a part of the homework that states TAKE ACTION. Please don't do that section. Just answer the ordinary questions.

Thank you!

Mr. F :-)

ps- Here is a link to a heart article that you might find interesting!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Week of 5/12

Hi All,

Last week brought with it more information and notes on the respiratory system. We then took a quiz related to the muscular, digestive and respiratory system. We also did the "tidal volume" water bucket demo together. Here are a few kids working hard on the quiz!

Friday was an interesting day as we accomplished our second video conference with students from Mexico. We also learned about the path of blood through the heart!

Lastly, during the second academic period on friday we answered the question, "if a tree falls at scofield an a science teacher is teaching, will the kids hear it?" YES...they did! Here is an image of it after it hit the ground narrowly missing several staff vehicles!

I look forward to some hands on experiments this week relating to the circulatory system and a "Feel the Beat" Assessment. We'll really get our blood pumping!

Mr. Forde :-)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Lung Volume Experiment

Hi All,

Here is an image and a movie of some students trying to expel ll of the air from their lungs into a water jug so we can see their volume of air that their lungs can hold.

Mr. F :-)

Quiz Wed/Thurs

Hi All!

I have started receiving anxious messages concerning the quiz (not test) on Wed. and Thurs. Don't be overly concerned, but Do prepare by studying! now...what will be on the test? Anything we have covered since bones. That includes muscles, digestive system and anything on the respiratory system. I would review my Cornell notes and any hand-outs.

The cornell notes should be updated tonight. Look under the USEFUL LINKS section for the latest version. Or Click Here.

As Louis Pasteur once said, "Chance favors the prepared mind". So prepare!

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Blood flow through the heart!

See this NOVA page for great information on the Heart and how blood flows through it!

Biology Movies- Respiration etc.

Hi All!

If you go to the following links you will see on-line movies from

This is an excellent web site for information on the body systems.

Go to this link...How the Body Works...and select a topic and click on the magnifying glass. Then select a movie, article or quiz!

Write to me to tell me how you did!

I hope you enjoy these!

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Maritime Center Tomorrow!

Hi All,

Here is a link related to our trip!

Mr. F :-)