Biology-Chemistry High School SMILE Meeting
26 September 2000
Notes Prepared by Earl Zwicker
OUR NEXT MEETING...
...will be on October 10, 2000
Pam Moy (Morgan Park HS),
in an Introduction to Data Gathering, had us busy using metric tape measures
to find the height, length and width of the desk at the front of the room. All measurements
were taken in cm, except that the length of the table in front was measured in
we all measured the length of our feet in cm and mm, the height of each of our lab partners
in m, and the length of the hallway in meters. We also found the temperature of water in two
beakers, one beaker filled with hot water from the coffee pot, the other at room temperature.
We found that one "lap" around the hall of our Life Sciences building is approx. 131 meters
(approx. 16 m wide x 50 m long). A great many details had to be settled about how to
make the many measurements, and much discussion arose. Made us think! Good stuff, Pam.
Zoris Soderberg (Webster School)
Make it - Graphic, Simple, Safe, Relevant, Fun!
gave us her creed:
put out a set of empty bags, bottles, other containers
bearing labels about their former contents. Zoris asked us
to read the labels and "set a better table." She used her
hand puppet, "Chef Combo," who asked questions: What are
the food groups? Protein - from dairy and meat products.
Starches -- etc. We were able to get lots of info from the
labels and learn about the nutritional value of various
food stuffs. Thanks, Zoris, for the "
Food for thought!"
Notes taken by Ben Stark [IIT].