After completing your CPR practice, we started notes on body systems.
To review, a body system is made up of many organs working together to perform a function (think: digestive system, for example). We started the notes on Friday, and will complete them on Tuesday. They are below:
We’ll use these notes and the text to create body systems “posters” of our own to complete this unit. Then we’ll begin the unit review and prepare for a Proof/Unit exam next week!
Last Friday we spent the day getting used to Mass. Remember that Mass is not weight!
Mass is the amount of matter in something. We can measure it lots of different ways: spinning it and seeing how hard it pulls, smashing it into something, accellerating it, or, more easily on Earth: seeing how much gravity pulls on it. Since Earth’s gravity is pretty consistent we can use this most places pretty accurately. Here at WHS we use triple and quad beam balances.
Here is a video demonstrating the use of a balance :
We then went on to measure a variety of objects out of Mr. Siedler’s classroom and car: a gear shift, a soda can, different pine cones, etc. etc.
Everybody seemed to be pretty comfortable with the scale and even reading to the tenths and hundredths of a gram. For more practice, see Ms. Peterson’s Blog on Mass.
Last week we covered SMART goals, which you are sure to run into in the professional workplace and are a great way to organize yourself to accomplish big tasks. I use SMART goals everyday in my life. The key is to set small, specific, and reachable goals along the way to your main goal. Below are the slides we used to go over the concept:
Our next 2 lessons covered the basics of First Aid. We learned how to approach an emergency (don’t rush in!), get professionals on the scene ASAP (call 911), and keep the victim alive as best you can. Specifically we covered helping a choking person and how to administer compression only CPR. The slides are below: