Category Archives: Other Stuff

Mr. Hill’s Earthwatch trip to Costa Rica

As you know, Mr. Hill is spending this week in Costa Rica doing scientific research about Leatherback Turtles. He’ll tell you more about it during our assembly tomorrow, and he’s blogging about his experience here. More information about the Earthwatch … Continue reading

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Letter writing

If you are planning to write a letter to President Obama or BP CEO Anthony Hayward, consider these tips for writing an effective letter: 1) Handwrite it (unless your handwriting is hard to read). 2) Start by being polite/respectful 3) … Continue reading

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The Story of Stuff

Here’s the link to the web video we watched in class. Feel free to watch it again, or one of the other videos on the site. Want to change the world? The site lists 10 things you can do to … Continue reading

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Ms. Thompson's blog from Greece

I hope you all enjoyed Ms. Thompson’s assembly yesterday. As you know, she’s studying the declining bottlenose dolphin population in Greece. The population has dropped because human activity (overfishing, pollution, fertilizer run-off from farms) has killed most of the smaller … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg device

A Rube Goldberg device is an absurdly complicated machine designed to perform a simple task in the most ridiculous way possible. They were named after Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who drew many of these devices. Ben G. made a … Continue reading

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Breaking the sound barrier, without a plane!

“Fearless” Felix Baumgartner has a history of jumping off of high places. He’s a skydiver who has already jumped of two of the world’s tallest buildings. He’s attempting to break the world record for height on a jump, leaping off … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time

Since yesterday was the start of Daylight Saving Time, I thought you might be interested in learning a little bit more about why we change the clocks. This site has a lot of cool facts and info about DST, including … Continue reading

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High Resolution photos of the Earth

The image I used as the header image for this blog came from high-resolution photos of Earth. They were taken by a camera on board NASA’s satellite “Terra,” which is in orbit 435 miles above the Earth. You can see … Continue reading

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