Category Archives: Science 9

Collaborate Fluency Science 9

This video shows that I rubbed a spoon with fur then put it towards the spoon. At first the spoon attracts the cork and once it fell off the spoon it repelled away from the spoon.

On March 5th and 6th we had a assignment we had to do we grabbed many different items and rubbed it with other certain materials to check and see if they would repel or attract. After checking all of the items here are the results

Cork Piece Ebonite Copper Aluminum Straw Glass Wood Lucite Spoon
Fur Repels Attracts Attracts Attracts then repels Attracts Attracts Attracts Repels
Polyester Attracts Attracts Attracts Repels Attracts Little attraction Nothing Attracts
Cotton Repels Repels Very little attraction Attracts Attracts Very little attraction Very strong attraction Repels
Silk Attracts Attracts Attracts  Super Attracts Attracts Nothing Very strong attraction Repels
Wool Attracts Nothing Nothing Attracts Attracts Attracts Repels Repels
Garbage Bag Attracts Nothing Attracts Attracts Nothing Nothing Nothing Attracts

In the end the results were very diverse. All of the items used had very different results depending on the material used to rub it. The spoon was the coolest thing to use. Watch the video if you didn’t see it yet to see the attraction of the spoon.

Group Members: _Gene, Jake, Ethan, Sebastian_

Please answer these questions


  1. What skills and strengths do each of the group members have to help you accomplish this project? (mention names and skills)

-Gene is really smart (I think his IQ is 12) so he can help us with the smart stuff.

-Ethan is also really smart and he is a good communicator so he will help keep us together.

-Jake is creative and can bring new and inquisitive ideas to the group.

-Sebastian is a great supervisor, very creative, super cool and absolutely incredibly smart. He can bring some new ideas to the group.

2. How are you going to divide up the workload?  What roles and responsibilities are assigned for each person?

To divide up the workload it will go like this. Jake will be the reporter and will record all of the data. Gene will be our incredible timer and will do his absolute best to time our experiment. Ethan and Sebastian are the groups racers and will do great.

3. What rules do you want to have regarding your collaboration? (e.g. equal workload, deadlines met etc.)

Our rules that we have regarding our collaboration are that we want to share an equal workload and to meet our final deadlines of having our edublog posts on time and to have our questions on this page done on time.

4. What will you do if these rules are not being followed?

A swift spanking on the bottom . Bring back order to the group, take a step back.

5.Do you have any questions regarding the task that need to be answered?  Do you understand the requirements of the project?

Yes we understand the requirements of the project.

6. What goals for the task do you have for the group? To stay on topic and not go off task. Follow directions

What will the final outcome or product look like and what information is needed to accomplish the task? It will look like we worked hard and worked well together even if we didn’t.

7. If you were to break down the task into manageable pieces, what would the timeline look like, knowing that the project is due March 7? (add names and dates)

Collaboration Reflection

Group Members: Gene, Ethan, Jake G, Sebastian


Our timetable would look like this:

On March 5th our group will get a good start on these questions above and also on getting our table of results started (below). On March 6th our group will finish our questions above and also finish our table of results below. We will also have our edublog posts done to show to Mr. Robinson as well. On March 7th my group will win the competition and learn a lot about static electricity!

Solution Fluency

1. Define: Explain the challenge you investigated thoroughly.

The challenge that my group investigated thoroughly is what special solution do we need to make in order to to make this Advil gel pill dissolve. Since looking on the internet the pill just doesn’t dissolve in any solution others make.

2. Discover: Question and investigate What questions did you need to ask to gather the best information for you investigation? What answers did you find?

The best question that I found or thought about is what is the bet solution that we can make to mimic stomach acid since most of the solutions people tried to make where are clearly not as strong as stomach acid. Do we need to have spit in the solution just because it has the enzymes in the spit?

3. Deliver: Share your findings of your investigation.

4. Debrief: Reflect on the quality of the process you went through and the post you created to share your finding.

This lab was a great first lab we had a bit of trouble because we thought the gel would dissolve quickly like what happened to the Tylenol pill. We where a bit disappointing that the pill didn’t dissolve. If we ever to the experiment again I will make sure to try my best to get a solution that will mimic our stomach acid more because I think this solution wasn’t close enough to stomach acid.

Order of dissolve

1. Tylenol 1:30

2. Aspirin 2:15

3. Motrin 3:20

4. No Name Brand 5:00

5. The Advil never dissolved