MCAS Grade 5 (I)

Conductivity XVI. Science and Technology/Engineering, Grade 5 Question 9: Mark built an incomplete circuit with a light bulb, as shown below. As the Standardized Test Season continues, here is another sample question taken, this time, from the 5th Grade 2014 MCAS exam.

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MCAS: Grade 8 (II)

Natural Selection: Question 19 – Session 2 – 2014

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Awesome Sauce: What If?

Crazy questions, REAL answers, Snark and a Stick Figure Master of Ceremonies….it’s all here!

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Air, Art and the End of Alchemy: Part 2

The title plaque off to the side of the painting read as follows: Jacques Louis David (Dah-veed) French, 1748–1825 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (Lav-wah-see-ay) (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836) Oil on Canvas Signed, dated and inscribed (lower left): L. David [faciebat]/parisiis anno/ 1788 (Italics Mine) I had heard of both the artist and the subject […]

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Art Alchemy and the Birth of Oxygen Part One

We take the simplest things, like oxygen, for granted. “Oxygen”, however didn’t always exist. Someone had to “discover” it.

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