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Illinois Video Contest for Students and Parents (Winner Gets $500)

Posted by chanson on April 3, 2020 in Uncategorized |

With continuing toilet paper shortages and extra cleaning due to COVID-19, many people are flushing wipes down their toilets, causing clogs in the pipes and equipment at our wastewater treatment facilities!! We are calling on all Illinois residents to create a 30 second Public Service Announcement about what you should and shouldn’t flush down the toilet!  The best video wins $500!

This is a great opportunity for the kids to do a fun project (and the parents, too) while learning about the importance of our sewer and water treatment infrastructure (and maybe win some cash too!)

If you are able and willing, it would be great for you to share the contest with your students (or you and your family could create a video!). below is the link to the contest and a list of the rules.

Create a Public Service Announcement telling folks what can and can’t be flushed down the toilet. You can create a news story, animation, commercial, comedy skit, music video, or theatrical masterpiece! Be creative, be goofy, be cheesy, but most importantly, get the message across that you should only flush Pee, Poo, and that all glorious Toilet Paper! The winning video will win $500!!
The Rules are simple. 
-All submissions must be from Illinois residents only. 
-NO professional assistance or use of copyright material is allowed.
-Videos must be 30 seconds or less.
-Videos must be family friendly (no profanity)
-Videos must be posted to the above page wall before May 1st, 2020
-The Video with the most likes by May 15th wins!

The Water’s Worth It Essay Contest is also still running, due date 4/15/2020, 1st place prize is $200!

Info: http://cswea.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/cswea-essay2020finaldraft.pdf

Submissions: https://cswea.wufoo.com/forms/2020-waters-worth-it-essay-competition/


March 31 – April 4, 2020

Posted by chanson on March 30, 2020 in Uncategorized |

Learning Board Week 1 https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Learning-Board-Wk-1-Describing-Motion1.pdf


March 16, 2020

Posted by chanson on March 16, 2020 in Uncategorized |

Cabbage Juice Indicator https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Screen-Shot-2020-03-16-at-7.17.32-AM.png The pH Factor https://web.archive.org/web/20160805051110/http://www.miamisci.org/ph/phpanel.html Alien Juice Bar http://static.lawrencehallofscience.org/scienceview/scienceview.berkeley.edu/html/showcase/flash/juicebar.html


Week of 2/24 – 2/28/2020

Posted by chanson on February 24, 2020 in Uncategorized |

Monday – Review writing names and Formulas of Covalent Compounds, Discuss writing names and formulas of Ionic Compounds. https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Covalent-Compounds-directions.pdf https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Covalent-Compounds.pdf https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ionic-Compounds-directions.pdf https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ionic-Compounds.pdf Tuesday – Review writing names and formulas of Ionic and Covalent Compounds, Discuss writing names and formulas of Polyatomic Ionic Compounds. https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/NamingFormulas-of-Polyatomic-Ionic-Compounds.pdf https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Polyatomic-Ionic-Compounds.pdf Wednesday – Review recognizing and writing names and formulas of […]


Week of 1/13/2020

Posted by chanson on January 13, 2020 in Uncategorized |

Monday – Rutherford’s Gold Foil Lab simulation Tuesday – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Wednesday – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table, Isotopes Thursday – Skitorium Lab Friday – Finish Skitorium Lab and Bohr models CHAPTER 9/10 TEST FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020


Classroom Activities 11/18-11/22

Posted by chanson on November 21, 2019 in Uncategorized |

Monday – Test Tiny House Model for thermal energy transfer. Tuesday – Retest over Ch.6 and Ch.8 Wednesday – Element Research https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ElementMeme-Research-Project-2019.docx Thursday – Element Research https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EOwsstF8vAPExUNlIZPCdybGnYm0NvrIchBcEvYW09U/edit?usp=sharing Friday – Element Research


Homework and Class Activities 11/4 – 11/8

Posted by chanson on November 5, 2019 in Uncategorized |

hMonday – Finish Ice Cream Lab and Changes of State Reinforcement worksheet Tuesday – Review Greenest Homes Claim and complete Virtual Labs on Sustainable Homes and Conserving Water. Wednesday – Design a Tiny House in groups (2-4 of student choosing) https://gcsdstaff.org/hanson/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Eco-Friendly-House-Challenge.docx Thursday – Build the Tiny House Protype Friday – Test the Tiny House Prototype


Activities for 10/28- 11/1

Posted by chanson on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized |

Monday – Complete Plan Your Own Lab Report. Tuesday – Methods of Heat Transfer, Complete Insulation Lab Wednesday – Read pages 281-289, Complete Frayer Models for changes of State. Thursday – Phase Change in A Bag Lab (We are making Ice Cream) Friday – Discuss and Analyze Phase Change Data, Complete Lab Report


Questions to Guide Planning Your Own Investigation

Posted by chanson on October 24, 2019 in Uncategorized |



Passive Solar Energy

Posted by chanson on October 22, 2019 in Uncategorized |


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