Thursday, December 1, 2011

Create a game and join the challenge!

Click Here to find out more about the HS and MS level competitions! You can use SCRATCH which I know some SPS kids have used and have access to.

Go for it! You can enter from 11/15 to 3/12.

Good Luck Today -- World AIDS day

Hopefully you all studied hard and are ready for your Human Body test!

I am sending you poitive energy via the web!! :-)

Also, Today is World Aids Day. Check out this Brain POP clip to learn more.

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quarantine! (learn about the history)

Click here to see the amazing list of historical dates!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

TAKE THIS CHALLENGE! (let me know if you do)

Click Here to find out more!

Encourage a 5 - 14 year old you know to participate!

The "deets"...

Write an essay or poem, draw or take a picture about your curiosity and tell
us how it prompted you to explore your world. Enter your essay or artwork
in the 2012 Curiosity Challenge by submitting it at any Cambridge Public
School, Cambridge Public Library branch or by mailing it to:

The Curiosity Challenge
c/o MIT Museum, 265 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA. 02139
by Friday, February 10th.

Go for it!

Mr. F :-)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What are some of your original feel the beat ideas?

Tell me what your ideas are!

I'm curious where your creative minds went with this project!

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bromthymol blue??

These two kids are blowing into a solution of bromothymol blue.

What do you think will happen next?
What does this indicate?
Why will it happen?
What will happen if we leave the flask to sit overnight?

Mr. F :-)

Try Knee surgery!

HI All!

Want try your hands at performing knee surgery?

Go for it by clicking here!

Mr. Forde :-)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chicken Wing Dissection Monday!

Review these links scientists!

Watching this will help you be successful when you get to the chicken wing dissection!
Chicken Wing Dissection Link

This is a demo site which you try out for on the word DEMO on the top right part of the screen and give it a try!
Froguts Virtual Dissection

Mr. Forde :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Digestive System Movie

Watch this HOW THE BODY WORKS animation on the digestive system!


Mr. F :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011!

Click here to visit and learn lots of cool and gross things about the human body! :-)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Where is the liver sheet?

Click Here to get the liver sheet from Mrs. Vodola's HW Hotline page! :-)

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What's going on here?

Click on this link to get access to a cool web site about the human body.

Write me a response with one or two questions you have about the human body!

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Test on Friday!

Study your notes. I'll issue a study guide tomorrow!

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Need help with the Lab Report?

Post questions or concerns about
this assignment below!

Mr. F :-)

Scenes from the ORIGINAL experiments!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Describe your original ball toss experiment.

What was your independent variable. (What was being changed?)

What was you dependent variable. (What data was being collevcted?)

Mr. F :-)

Data Toss!

So this is a science class? Mr. F :-)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What is a placebo?

In our headache experiment we gave half of the students a placebo?

What does that mean?

Why would someone ever feel better if they receive one in a clinical trial??

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Qualitative and Quantitative

If you were going to buy me a cool Mustang what qualitative and qualitative data would you want about the car before you bought it for me? (which I know you will soon)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An article on beating cancer.

Click Here for a cool article on how we can beat cancer using genetic engineering!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pellagra Story

Click here to see the video that we watched in class today.

Mr. Forde :-)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Save Fred!!

FRED is in danger of drowning!

How did you save him?

Mr. Forde :-)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gotcha! -----> Sewer Lice!

What did you think of this experience?

Mr. Forde :-0

Hard Working Students.... what is life?

What were some things that all living things do? How do we know that something is alive? These hard working students were listing those characteristics!

Mr. F :-)

Mystery Birthday Girl!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hi New Black Team students!

Hi All,

It was great getting to meet you today.

We will hit the ground running tomorrow.

Drop me a line to show that you know how to post on the blog! :-)

See you in the AM!

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Did you feel the earthquake?

Here is a link to follow to learn more about earthquakes! I was at a meeting at the Marriott in Stamford and really felt it!

Click here for more!

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Learn about me.... Prezi

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

For fun....

Which of these looks should i sport this school year? Hee Hee. Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Why advisory?

Advisory Resources....

Here are some advisory links...

Middle School Advisory 101 - GREAT LINK Click Here!

My advisory blogs...

1)Terrapin Kids Blog --

2)Pollution Posse Blog --

Advisory readings/resources...

3) NMSA On Target Advisory resources: Click Here

4) MiddleWeb Advisory Resources: Click Here

5) Coalition of Essential Schools on Advisory: Click Here

6) FREE Inspirational posters! Click Here

7) Character Counts Resources: Click Here

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mealworm Expt!

Mealworm Informtion!

SchoolTube - Meal Worms-Some kids telling us about meal worms! :-)

More mealworm information!

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Food Preservation Explained!

Watch this video! It is only 4 minutes and is really interesting. I talks about how NASA needs to be concerned with food preservation.

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We're going bananas tomorrow!

Get ready for banana experiment on food spoilage!

Mr. F :-)

Monday, June 13, 2011

We'll watch this after the test today!

One of my favorite science movies ever!

Best fruit for pesticides!

Click here for the article from NPR!

Here is a list of the worst offenders and the safest fruit and veggies!

Mr. Forde :-)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pesticides and the environment

Here is a link to a great article on that topic!

Click Here for the article.

Mr. F :-)

Pasteurization from lsn 8 in your SEPUP textbook!

I N V E S T I G AT I N G F O O D S A F E T Y : A C T I V I T Y 8


In the 1860s, French scientist Louis Pasteur discovered that heating
wine and beer to about 135°F (57°C) for a few minutes would prevent
the growth of microorganisms. Today, the process of heating foods to
high temperatures for a period of time is known as pasteurization.
After food has been pasteurized, it is kept in air-tight containers and
often refrigerated. This process helps keep disease-causing microorganisms,
such as E. coli and Salmonella, from growing in the food and
making people sick. It is one method of insuring the safety of milk
and juices sold in stores. In the United States, 98% of all fruit and vegetable
juices are pasteurized.

Pasteurization can reduce the nutritional value of food. Orange juice,
for example, may lose up to 30% of its vitamin C during pasteurization.
But even after pasteurization, a glass of orange juice still provides
120% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.

Some people feel that pasteurization affects the flavor of fresh
juices such as apple cider. Until 1996, unpasteurized apple juice
was thought to be safe from the possibility of E. coli contamination
because of its acidity. In that year, however, approximately
65 people became sick from E. coli bacteria after drinking
unpasteurized juice. One 16-month old baby died. Research
from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control later revealed that
bacteria can survive at a pH as low as 4.0; the contaminated
juice had a pH of 4.3. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
now requires juices that have not been pasteurized to carry a
warning label informing customers that the product “may contain
harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children,
the elderly and persons with weakened immune systems.”
Today, most large food processing companies use some method
of pasteurization on their products. But not every company can
or wants to pasteurize its products.Many small companies have
had a difficult time paying the cost of the pasteurization equipment;
other small businesses believe their customers prefer the
taste of unpasteurized juices.

Science Final Tuesday!

Review your notes and you will do great!

We have learned a lot together this year!

Get a good night of sleep Monday night and have a good breakfast!

Mr. F :-)

No comment on this photo!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

erosion photos from Devon

Basic Food Safety Course!

Click here for the video!

Mr. F :-)

ps- you will se parts 2 - 4 on the right side menu for the video.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bring in Food Labels!

Please bring them in for our Wed. lesson!

(extra credit is available!)

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Waves and Cliffs!

What did you think about this messy experiment?

How did this help?

Mr. F :-)