Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tornado Safety 1

Hello, students.
Monday we begin learning about the best way to stay safe when a tornado is in the area. We will watch the first part of this video.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

"What I Learned" Essays

Thank you, students, for the wonderful essays you wrote summarizing what each of you learned during our week studying radio frequency (RF) energy and our health (see previous post). I have put your "each one teach one" posters and the compositions up in the lab for all to see.

Already we have received compliments! If you have time, take a look at your classmates' papers.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Two Types of RF Energy and Your Health

Hello, students!

This week we are talking about cell phone safety.  We are learning about ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. This video also explains a bit about it.

Let's watch this short video that explains how ionizing radiation can harm the body.

This is the kind of radiation that comes from x-rays, nuclear medicine, the sun's rays, and cosmic background radiation.  It is NOT the kind of radio frequency energy emitted by cell phones.

We looked at that in class. Before reading the text, we explored the new vocabulary. Each pair of students was responsible for teaching two words.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Free Cooking Class at the Downtown Mission

Three students from our class took part in a free cooking class at the Downtown Mission recently. Here are the photos from that night. It looks like everyone had a great time, and I hear that a slow cooker was raffled off!

Qin Si, Hana, Miajuan

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Flu Vaccine

Hello, students!

Here is a great little animated video to help you understand the safety of the vaccine.