A New Year

Welcome Back everyone! Hope you’ve had a great summer and you are all ready to start the new year and hopefully learn something new. Today the 7th grade class was introduced to a new app and style of teaching/assigning homework, Google Classroom, and they were introducing themselves as well as the teacher to the students.

A Bridge’s Strength

Today the class got to take their kits from last session to construct some actual bridges to test their strength. They will be adding weights and a basket of water bottles to the bottom of their bridge. After they’ve done their testing they will record their data about the bridge built and use those findings to contribute it into their bridge project.

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The Return of the Woolly Mammoth

Mammoth in Display

Ever since this frozen mammoth was put on display in Aichi, Japan, a team of scientists have wanted to do much more than just put it in a museum for people to see, they want to bring it back to life. Their plan is to impregnate a mammoth’s “cousin,” the elephant, somehow, and hopefully it gives birth to a new baby mammoth. The first mammoth walking around again since 10,000 years ago.

Teleportation

In about a decade, human teleportation will be possible says professor Michio Kaku. He believes that all the things from Star Trek are possible, including teleportation. He thinks this is “possible,” because scientists have already achieved teleportation by teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 km (15 miles) of optical fibre. So if this is possible, he knows human trials will be possible. And once human teleportation is possible, Kaku believes that teleporting will be so advanced that teleporting to other planets could be possible.

It would be pretty cool to get to use the quote from Star Trek, “Beam me up Scotty,” and you are actually teleporting somewhere.