Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Week 5-8-17 Science Explorations

8th Grade / 5-10-17 - MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

8th Grade SGI - Directions- Access the link  below as you take notes & launch the video/slide, read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your science notebook. You will collaborate with your team, however; you will independently answer the questions in your science notebook.  

Lions- NOVA | Earthquakes: The Seismograph

Bears - Earthquake Prediction

Dolphins- Earthquakes: Los Angeles



7th Grade / LS 4-3 / Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.

5-9-17  7th Grade / Homework / Revisit the links below and improve your notes for Wednesday SGI activity

Animals in the Womb: Directions- Place notes in your SN with notes remember to write the title.

  1. Animals In The Womb | Canine Embryo /2:01

 2. In The Womb - Cats / 9:53

  3. Elephant in the Womb / 2:40

  4. Rare Photos Of Baby Animals In The Womb Show The Animal Kingdom /


8TH Grade Homework 5-9-17 / MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

8TH 5-9-17 - Directions - View the video, take notes, and discuss with your family be prepared to answer questions with your partner.

Title: BN- Earthquakes Prt 1

Bill Nye The Science Guy S04E04 Earthquakes Part 1

Title: BN - Earthquakes Prt 2


5/9-10/17                                6th The Water Cycle Homework / SM- Safari Montage

ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

Room 118 -  You will finish answering your questions for homework and discuss with your family.  Remember to use your notes from SM in your SN you may also use your science textbook. 

  1. What is the water cycle?
  2. Why do we say that the Earth’s water is recycled?
  3. What is evaporation? How does it occur?
  4. If oceans are constantly losing water through evaporation, why aren’t they becoming more shallow and salty all the time?
  5. What do we know about the atmosphere and its ability to hold water vapor?
  6. What is condensation? What causes it? Name visible examples of condensation.
  7. What is the relationship between condensation and precipitation?
  8. What happens to precipitation after it falls to the Earth’s surface?
  9. What is groundwater? Why is it important?
  10. Compare running water, standing water and groundwater.
  11. What is the significance of runoff?
  12. Why is the pollution of groundwater so serious?