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Whose History Whose Science Virtual Class

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Open Sharon's learning log to copy  WEEK 7 assignment into your learning log. 

 

 

 

 

Whose History/Whose Science Class 8

 

Week 7 Assignment due Tuesday, October 26 by 4 p.m.

 

 

 

History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read.  And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.”

~ James Baldwin 20th century poet, writer, activist, thinker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Opener:  Who Does Science?

 

  

THE WORD "SCIENTIST' CREATES what image in your mind?

 

On a 3" X 3" POST IT NOTE or SMALL PAPER 

DRAW a scientist. Put a photo of your drawing into your learning log.

 

 


1. Do you know the name Grace Hopper? Do you know any of her accomplishments?

 

 

Grace Hopper 107 Birthday Google Doodle (December 9, 2013) 

 

 

 

David Letterman, Late Night TV host, interviews Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. 

View

  

Harvard Mark I--First computer was 51' long, 8' high, and 8' feet de 

external image Harvard_Mark_I.jpg  Grace Hopper Interview with David Letterman

 

She originated the phrase, “bug in the system” when she found a dead moth in the Harvard Mark 1 computer that was messing up the work of the computer.

 

We’ve been using the term "de-bugging" ever since to mean,

‘something’s wrong in the machine.

 

Read

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A brief description of degrees, honors, attainments throughout Grace Hopper's career.

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/grace-hopper

 

 

 

 

The only woman to have a Navy destroyer named for her, The USS Hopper.

 

USS Hopper

HONOLULU (April 15, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) leaves Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment. 

Hopper will conduct operations in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas or responsibility. 

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach/Released) 110415-N-KT462-199

 

Not for the assignment--if you would like more information, link to

Grace Hopper, Computer Pioneer

 


2. Describe in a paragraph or a bullet list what you learned about Dr. Grace Hopper from viewing the video and reading the biography. Include details and description from both sources.

 

 

Choose ONE-Workshop 1 or Workshop 2- AND

 

MARCH MADNESS: Women in Science and Mathematics 

 (This is located in between the two workshops). 

 

 

Workshop 1:  WHY Are Women Scientists and Inventors LOST to HISTORY? 

  

 

One scientist is changing Wikipedia's lack of information about women scientist, inventors, mathematicians, inventors and discoverers.

 

Read the article or view the TED talk. 

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You Can Help Fix Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance - Here's How To Do It, Ideas.TED.com (March 9, 2020)

 

  


3. Create a poster or infographic explaining HOW TO CREATE A WIKI PAGE FOR AN UNKNOWN WOMAN IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING or MATHEMATICS in words and pictures middle and high school students will understand.

 

CREATE with online resources, Canva or other creator apps or software OR hand make an infographic.

 

UPLOAD the ONLINE INFOGRAPHIC or POSTER into your learning log.

PHOTO the HAND MADE poster for your learning log. Please clearly show drawings and text and all details of the infographic in the photo.

 

 

  View Slideshow of 30 Women in Science: Have Your Heard Their Stories

 

4. Do you know any of these 30 women?

 

5. Choose three of the women whose work interests you, list their names, then see if they have pages in Wikipedia.

 

 

 

 

 

  March Madness Activity is in the learning log.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop 2: Investigating Paper Airplane Flights/ What Questions Are You Investigating?

 

 

 

Science is QUESTIONS--NOT ANSWERS. When we find answers, we have more questions.

 

You will compose questions in this workshop and record your findings after you fold, launch, fly, and relaunch your paper planes a few times.

 

 

View 3 videos by the world's expert on paper plan folding and flying.

  

 

Longest Paper Airplane Flight on YouTube

 

Throwing Paper Airplanes With The World Record Holder 

 

3 designs-Choose two to FOLD & FLY! 

 

 

 

Choose 2 model paper planes demonstrated in the video # designs. Fold, launch and fly; be a scientist, engineer, inventor!

 

6. Explain why you chose the two models of paper planes FROM THE VIDEO RESOURCE WE INCLUDE. What caught your interest?

 

7. Write three research questions you will investigate with your planes and their flights.

 

8. Do the investigations of your questions with multiple flight trials of both planes. You might do this w/friends for some fun.

 

    Record details of the flight trials to explain what you learned while trying to answer your questions.

 

9. Take a selfie of you and your planes. Put the photos into your learning log.

 

 

 

Additional Information--NOT for the class workshop but for those interested in these resources:

 

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter, a Learning Plan from NASA

 

Planes with Elaine, California Science Center

 

Paper Airplanes from the Exploratorium
 
Paper Airplanes from NASA

 

Paper Airplanes Inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2017

 

Lesson Plan:  Take Off with Paper Airplanes

 

 

 

Big Idea Closer: Scientists, Mathematicians, Inventors and Discoverers TRY and TRY AGAIN

 

10. How do people with big ideas make changes to society and to our lives?

 

Is their work accomplished without making mistakes?

 

 

Tutoring Reflections for Self-Tutoring and Tutoring Others

 

Are you using mistakes as teachers or ways to assist learning when tutoring others? If so, how? If not, why not?

 

Are mistakes assisting your own self-tutoring? How?

Could you be doing what you are doing without mistakes? Please explain.

 

Have you tried any of the resources from TEAMS assignments or weekly classes as learning tools for those you are tutoring or for yourself? 

 

What are they and what happened? 

 

If not, what might you try this week? Describe what you will do and why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not for the assignment:

Google Doodles teach about women in history who are designers, makers, engineers, scientists, mathematicians, explores.

 

OUR PHONES! Could WE live without these hand held doorways to the world?

 

How did these inventions come to be? Who is responsible for their development?

The Google Doodle shows history- World War II - and how a musical composer, an actress and player piano paper song rolls made cellular phones in the future possible! AMAZING!

 

View 

  

 

 Watch Hedy Lamarr Animated Google Doodle

 

Not for the assignment: Learn more about Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood actress who was also a Scientist and an Inventor

 

 

  • Science and history are not dates and terms to be learned, but ways of thinking and acting in the world.

 

  • Scientists and historians explore questions of importance and answer those questions through investigation and discovery, just as you did by building and flying paper airplanes.

 

  • As tutors and teachers, it is essential that students understand the importance of research and discovery and the central contributions made by women scientists.

 

9. What do you find interesting about the design of this Google Doodle as a way of teaching the hidden history of Hedy Lamarr whose invention SHOULD be known?

 

 

 

 

Place these paragraphs at the bottom of your weekly assignment. 

 

Specify in your descriptions vocabulary, tools, behaviors and goals you used in your weekly tutoring.

 

In 1-2 paragraphs describing actions and ideas that reflect your learning from the TEAMS classes that you are using to assist students you are tutoring.

 

In 1-2 paragraphs describing actions and ideas that reflect your learning from the TEAMS classes that you are using to assist your learning in self tutoring. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to learn more about Hedy Lamar, Hollywood actress who was also a Scientist and an Inventor

 

 

 

 

Additional Information about airplanes NOT for the class workshop but for those interested in these resources:

 

How Can We Confront and Dismantle Systemic Racism Through Science Learning (2021)

 


Paper Airplanes from the Exploratorium
 
Paper Airplanes from NASA

 

Paper Airplanes Inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2017 

 

Lesson Plan:  Take Off with Paper Airplanes

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT parts of the assignment 

 

 View Microsoft's #MakeWhatsNext Ad

 

  • STOPPING at 0:09-a question about inventors. 

 20 SECONDS OF NAMES THAT YOU KNOW.

  • In class we ask each site table to brainstorm names together and write these on the white board, listing as many names as possible in 60 seconds.

 

  • RESUME STOPPING at 0:25-a question about women inventors. 

20 SECONDS OF NAMES THAT YOU KNOW.

  • In class we ask each site table to brainstorm names together and write these on the white board, listing as many names as possible in 60 seconds.
  • RESUME STOPPING at 0:47-- NONE OF THESE IS MAN MADE! 

 

 

 

Workshop 3Multimodal Hidden History Wiki Pages 

 

Explore one topic in these hidden history multimodal wiki pages that you know little or nothing about. Answer the questions.

 

   

  • Immigration History: How many and where were ports of entry located for immigrants arriving in America?  Ports of Entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women are scientists, inventors, researchers, explorers, creators and trailblazers--we should know who they are.

 

David Letterman, Late Night TV host, interviews a mathematician, college instructor, author, inventor of a computer language made easy for use by businesses, COBAL, the woman who coined the term, "bug in the system" after finding a an actual moth inside the computer stopping the functioning, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, the only woman to have a Navy destroyer named for her, USS Hopper (DDG-70).

 

 

HONOLULU (April 15, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) leaves Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment. 

Hopper will conduct operations in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas or responsibility. 

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach/Released) 110415-N-KT462-199

 

Harvard Mark I--First computer was 51' long, 8' high, and 8' feet deep

  

external image Harvard_Mark_I.jpg 

 

 

0:08 to 0:33
2:04 to 5:31

 

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  • Read a brief description of degrees, honors, attainments throughout Grace Hopper's career.

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/grace-hopper

 

 

Not for the assignment--if you would like information,
link to Grace Hopper, Computer Pioneer


Dr. Grace Hopper, Navy officer, mathematician, college instructor, author, inventor of the computer language made for easy use by businesses--COBOL, "common business-oriented language."

 

 

 

 

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