Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Day 3 - 03/01/12

New term, new lab

Woke up at 4 am originally, back to sleep for a few hours - an hour too long as the alarm I brought up from Mum and Dad's decided not to work.

Quick up and shower and clothes iron. Advantage Gibson - warm clothes to meet the wind and rain outside!

At school by 8 am so no harm done.

Sorted lessons and equipment.

Year 8's were great if noisy but then I did get them banging tables to show the speed of sound in different states of matter. Showed Thrust SSC breaking the speed of sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mgO1M3gyfI sonic boom caught them by surprise which was excellent.

Year 10's were calm especially as the practical didn't quite work - more on them later.

Got lots done in my free - council tax and electric paid as well as ideas for coming week sorted out.

Year 9's did some heart rate experiments, although they claimed to have already done this in P.E. - Amber's idea to start with a heart dissection sounded a pretty good one in hindsight - although what is meant by fitness and the 4 s factors - strength, speed, stamina and suppleness saved the day - that and measuring out some pretty impressive world records! Long jump 8.95m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N7qMqx9rNs and high jump 2.43m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4yhE5KEPq0 , the high jump one is pretty impressive as it is nearly 8ft in the air - I am 6'2 for comparison!

Got booted out of my room so the school senate could have their weekly meeting - they used to meet in my room before it became my room - so took moral high ground on that one.

I have to type up my forms new years resolutions, some of which are pretty interesting (it's amazing what people put when you tell them it will be anonymous.

Last lesson was about dissolving with my lush year 7's. I see this group once a fortnight thanks to timetabling but they are great, top set very smart and very switched on.

I had not done the practical before today but it worked really well - will post an Unscripted Science piece on this later as it's a very cool little experiment.

Meeting after school was a good laugh, surprised at how much we have gotten done with schemes of learning in the department, which is nice.

Afterwards I managed to find enough time to film a few experiments for lessons and to perfect the building of the motor kits for tomorrows year 10 lesson.

That should be fun - year 10 last lesson building motors - took me about 20-30 minutes to perfect it, but then I was trying to work out all the kinks. Hopefully now I am prepared for tomorrows onslaught.

All in all a pretty good first day back, which makes 3 good days out of 3 so far.

Enjoy a video of my working motor as I enjoy some salmon and ignore my marking.

1 comment:

  1. Forgot to mention that the technicians found out the motor kits for me after I flailed around trying to describe what I wanted to do in the lesson! Bless 'em.