I teach 9th graders physical science 9th period. Yikes! It is a challenge sometimes, but especially today. Today they seemed to have a lot of extra energy.
We did a hands on lab creating series circuits to test the conductivity of various objects and solutions. They were surprised that salt water and pickle juice were conductive.
|Pickle juice is conductive because of the salt (NaCl) in it. |
The lightbulb is on and working (it might be difficult to see from this picture).
After we finished the lab, we watched a National Geographic video about a golfer getting struck by lightning. This was right up their alley. I find that keeping this group engaged with labs and things interesting to them makes class run more smoothly.
After school I had a few more students come in to redo a quiz and turn in some missing work.
I should be thinking and preparing for next week (parent teacher conferences) but really all I want to do is relax on the couch in a hoodie and fleece pants while watching a movie with my family.