Thursday, January 27, 2011

Making Stuff NOVA videos

These are really cool shows which air on Wednesday evenings.

Here is a couple of links to the shows that have already aired that you can watch on-line!

Maing Stuff Stronger

Making Stuff Smaller

Making Stuff Cleaner

The host of the show, David Pogue, used to live in Stamford!

Enjoy. Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Penicillin Video

Clcik here to see the first video from lesson #50 today!

Here is the link to the second video!

Mr. F :-)

Friday, January 21, 2011

The bacteria are coming!

Here are some images from our bacteria experiment.

You chose several chemicals to place on your agar petri dishes.

Why did you chose the chemicals you did?

What are you expecting will happen to the bacteria that will (hopefully) grow on the plate?

Mr. F :-)

Blood type testing (simuation)

This experiment simulated blood type blood testing.

It appeared that certain cups clumped. Whata did that mean? Why would this happen in the human body and why would it be VERY bad for you if it did?

Mr. F :-)

Eggciting Eggperience!

This is the EGG speriment.

Beaker #1 had diet coke... it cracked open but showed that some sode entered the cell.
Beaker #2 had corn syrup... the egg became VERY wrinkled and much smaller and floppier.
Beaker #3 had water... in which the egg didn;t appear to change much (maybe a tad bigger)

Even with these qualitative result we may be able to draw some conclusions. What do you think is going on here? How does it relate to the cell membrane and it's important job for the cell?

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Visit our....Pollution Posse Blog

Hi All,

Have you been to our Pollution Posse (woot woot) Blog lately?

If not....stop by and drop some comments!

We have a news show coming to you soon!

Mr. F :-)

Germy Money!

This article testing money from around the world and found all sorts of germs! Luckily, the US money isn't the germ-iest! This really relates to our study of microbes.

Read more here!

Write a comment below.... enjoy the icy snow day!

Mr. F :-)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Green screen test

Hi All,

My advisory may use this in a project we are working on!

MR. F :-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flu outbreak in CT!

Here is an article on our recent flu outbreak in CT.

Read and comment!

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Google Science Fair - Due 4/11

For those of you interested in this...

Click Here and watch the instructional videos related to this topic!

Mr. F :-)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Take this Challenge!

Click Here to participate in an essay contest sponsored by Dupont. You must write a 1,000 word essay on a science topic and submit it at their contest web site.

Go to this page to choose your topic and organize your thoughts! This page will really help!

I would really like my regular blog readers to try this. YOU CAN DO IT!

ESSAYS must be submitted by 1/31!

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Science Mid-Term Wed.

Hi All,

You should all be studying your science notes this weekend. The mid-term is different than the unit assessments. On a mid-term questions can be asked about any topics that have been covered from September until now! This includes the following units: Studying people Scientifically, Human Body, and Cell and Disease (our current unit).

Review your notes and vocab lists for the main topics and use the online textbook for support.

Also, see the links on the right side of this page for the ppt's that I have been using in class to review some of the lessons we have covered in class. These should be similar to your notes.

Best of luck!

Mr. Forde :-)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Shoes in science class?

What do these shoes have to do with science class?

Is this some strange protest by my students??

Mr. F :-)

Cell Models!

How did these cell models work? What did we learn? What does semi-permiable mean?

Mr. Forde :-)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What is this tray teaching us?

What was this experiment about? What did we learn from it?

Mr. F :-)

Thanks for helping us recycle bottle caps!

My advisory made this animation to thank you all for helping us recycle!!

We have sent off over 20lbs. of caps to a recycling center and intend to do more!


Mighty Mitochondria

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cell Parts again....

Hi All,

I posted these earlier but wanted to bring them back as they will serve us this week as we learn about organelles.

1) Great cell diagrams- http://

2) Other great diagrams-

3) Organelles Quiz-

4) Cell Organelles Table

Check them out!

Mr. F :-)

Happy 2011!

We'll all be back at it soon!

Here is an article that explains how far and fast we all traveled in 2010! :-)

I'll see you in 231.

Mr. F :-)