Day 57/67: Five Month GED, Slope-Intercept Form, and Adults Follow the Funding

     We live in a world swimming in documents, both online and in print, telling us things that we must decide how to use, as citizens of a republic.  Web sites are especially difficult to trace back to the initial source, since books have bibliographies and publishers that can be researched.  So, how would you solve part of the problem of verifying the veracity of a document, figuring out where the funding for a particular document or web site you are reading came from, and why those funders commissioned that site or study?

(“Follow the Funding” … and check out the slope…)

Today’s reading continues with atomic structure, but you can follow links to earlier pages on atoms, or go ahead with molecules, depending on what you’ve already covered in your science studies:

“The precise physical nature of atoms finally emerged from a series of elegant experiments carried out between 1895 and 1915. The most notable of these achievements was Ernest Rutherford’s famous 1911 alpha-ray scattering experiment, which established that

  • Almost all of the mass of an atom is contained within a tiny (and therefore extremely dense) nucleus which carries a positive electric charge whose value identifies each element and is known as the atomic number of the element.
  • …”
 Start of week 16/18
Day 57 Lesson Plan
Writing -Continue working on your Cons  (or pros) paragraph

Math: review of slope       intercept_form_example2  

and introduction to Slope-intercept form     slopeIntForm  

Science: start or continue on atoms, molecules, and atomic structure
Please see the Lesson plan for Day 57’s Exit Tickets
(Day 56Day 58)

Action Prompts:  

1.) Search for two different sources to find free textbooks,

2.) Please tell us where their information comes from, how you know that their sources are reliable, and who funded them,

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses your findings, and then, please tell us about it! If you write a book, once it is published please consider donating a copy to your local public library.



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