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String Art

Group A –

visit this link for some string art ideas and helpful suggestions:

http://mathcraft.wonderhowto.com/how-to/create-parabolic-curves-using-straight-lines-0131301/

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TFTM – The Giant and the Cow

Hi all,

here is the link to the pictures for today’s discussion!

https://www.icloud.com/keynote/0892clumVTWjcTY95YPeVuvkA#TFTM-the_giant_and_the_cow

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This is Not a Math(s) Book

If any of the older students have purchased a copy of this book that they know they will not use, and would be willing to pass on to some of the younger students, would you please let me know ASAP?  I need about 3 more copies. Thanks!

If you have a copy of the book, but would like to keep it for yourself, that is absolutely fine.  It is a perfectly legitimate thing to do by yourself. 🙂

 

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Just Around Midnight

Anyone interested in reading this book with me? 

Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination 

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Group Poem with Dark Twist Theme

This is one of the poems we wrote this morning. What do you think?

                   Sunshine

Sunshine warms wet flowing blades of grass

Ghostly white flowers bloom

Birds sing Halleluiah, bees whisper

       People burn

                  No concern

Haze falls on a nuclear wasteland

Stems are cut, draped on stones

Bruised beaks squawk, insects fall

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All The Light We Cannot See Book Group

For Wednesday read to “Saint-Malo” page 95.  We will probably go to a coffee shop for our discussion group.

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The First Three Minutes – interim assignment

For those reading The First Three Minutes with me – there are a number of black-and-white pictures in the book which were originally published in 1977.  While impressive for the time, you now carry better cameras in your pocket than were used by the most advanced researchers then.

A possibly interesting and useful mini-project might be to find and collect higher-resolution images of the pictures in the book.  They might be the same images as the original, or newer.  In particular, color images of the galaxies and various spectra mentioned.

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Writing A: Elements of a Story

Hurst – The Scarlet Ibis

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Introduction to Entomology

Image result for entomology cartoonsSome underestimate the importance of insects in our lives. Let’s take a
look at the benefits of having bugs in the world. For 9/13, we will answer the questions 1) What is entomology? 2) Why is entomology important? 

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Chemistry in Cooking

img_4901-1BEEF JERKY – For centuries people have used salt to dry and preserve meat. Salt draws water out of the beef through the process of osmosis, and in doing so, dries and prevents the growth of microbes on the meat.