Kay Blaha

About Me

NAME: Kay Blaha

SCHOOL: Middle School

CLASS:  8th grade Science

SCHOOL PHONE: 790-2230

About The Teacher

  Howdy! I have a BS from Texas A&M in Animal Science and have also studied Geology at UT Dallas. I have 15 years of experience working in the oil industry and have also worked with veterinarians and managed a miniature horse ranch. I love teaching science and feel I can bring lots of real world experiences to the classroom. I am very excited about working with the Middle School team and your children.           


Mission Statement

Mission For The Class

It is my personal mission to provide a safe, respectful, inviting, and enriched learning environment in order to stimulate each child's interest and knowledge in the ever changing world of science.  It is my mission that my words always be kind and helpful, never hurtful.


My Interests

 

 

Surfing with my daughter, wade fishing, and gardening


Books and Links

 

 

Safety

www.youtube.com/watch - AGHS Safety Rap Lab

www.youtube.com/watch - In da lab Safety Rap

https://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

 

The Plastic Vortex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=xc6LvdsyJ4U&NR=1 Pacific Trash Vortex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7rNYzSH-BA Garbage Island

www.gyrecleanup.org/what-is-the-gyre/

www.youtube.com/watch

education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

www.fastcompany.com/1703881/what-its-sail-pacific-trash-vortex

www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/fit-for-the-future/pollution/trash-vortex/

www.youtube.com/watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch

www.youtube.com/watch

Upcycle Ideas

https://www.google.com/search?q=repurposing+trash&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CZ4fEuxKSzCrIjjfl-KrxGSa-Md0GF4ZMDTc4pr6hsGi8qUASBJzOQxff-5fg3xbTuGmzClRPwHEHKUGn7Dc8Iv_1_1yoSCd-X4qvEZJr4EUn_1JlwBpzhuKhIJx3QYXhkwNNwReSgGZwe1agwqEgnimvqGwaLypRFhbr23rTBQGCoSCQBIEnM5DF9_1EXUiKkALmzYgKhIJ7l-DfFtO4aYRs76WpJTVUT0qEgnMKVE_1AcQcpREJAi6dfMrHkioSCQafsNzwi_1_1_1Edcv7TyW-Dgn&tbo=u&surl=1&safe=active&gws_rd=ssl

https://www.google.com/search?q=repurposing+trash&safe=strict&biw=1024&bih=719&tbm=isch&imgil=Wq_CAOHMjwn3aM%253A%253B7shIJZjgXQdiCM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.diynatural.com%25252Frepurpose-ideas%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Wq_CAOHMjwn3aM%253A%252C7shIJZjgXQdiCM%252C_&usg=__F9CzlRDp1UzoYMmUkFeSDrmCz7c%3D&ved=0ahUKEwiviJ-O29XQAhWL7YMKHWiyD7UQyjcIPw&ei=FoRBWK-lPIvbjwTo5L6oCw#imgrc=nh8S7EpLMKv3EM%3A

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/amazing-house-made-entirely-of-plastic-bottles-from-argentina-photos.html

 http://www.upcyclemagazine.com/category/projects 

 http://www.upcyclethat.com/

 http://upcyclingit.com/

http://pinterest.com/ohrubbish/oh-rubbish-upcycled-projects/

http://www.thatwasawhat.blogspot.com/2012/08/another-tire-saved-from-landfill.html

  

Energy Research

www.conserve-energy-future.com/ - advantages/disadvantages (wind, solar, geothermal)

www.conserve-energy-future.com/pros-and-cons-of-nuclear-energy.php - nuclear pros and cons

www.conserve-energy-future.com/pros-and-cons-of-hydroelectric-power.php - hydropower pros and cons

www.conserve-energy-future.com/pros-and-cons-of-biomass-energy.php - Biomass pros and cons

www.conserve-energy-future.com/pros-and-cons-of-natural-gas.php - Natural Gas pros and cons

www.dlist.org/burning-issues/energy-sources-what-are-the-pros-and-cons#oil - advantages/disadvantages of energy resources (includes oil and coal)

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm  - oil

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm  - natural gas

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm  - coal

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm  - nuclear

www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm  - geothermal

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm  - solar

www.eia.gov/Energyexplained/  - wind

www.eia.gov/Energyexplained/index.cfm  -  biomass

www.eia.gov/Energyexplained/index.cfm  - biofuels

www.eia.gov/Energyexplained/index.cfm  - hydropower

http://www.alliantenergykids.com/EnergyandTheEnvironment/RenewableEnergy/022401 - Geothermal

 

 

 ENERGY SONGS

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uLSFigtLKg  Law of Conservation of Energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl4g7T5gw1M Potential/Kinetic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr8Z4SCETPs - Heat Transfer song Mr. Parr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y3mfAGVn1c - Heat Transfer Rap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y3mfAGVn1c - Heat Transfer Song - Miss Carpino

 

ENERGY VIDEO CLIPS 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqDsi2VecDE - Types of Energy Mrs. Smith & Timmy

          http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/education/taxonomy.php

SOLAR SYSTEM VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JdWlSF195Y - Why the Sun Shines Song by They will be Giants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4hXnMw&index=5&list=RDBT49AiYFV98 –planet song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmxi3HvK2Js&list=RDBT49AiYFV98&index=9 – The Solar System – A brief glance (9.42)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TsfGqt1D00 – 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Solar System (3.04)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t099KIWVVs – Solar System Songs Compilation- animated (39.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSVjaklLf24 – Quick Run Down:  Solar System & Universe Beyond (48.)

 

 SPACE TRAVEL

http://www.history.com/topics/space-race/videos/space-race-cold-war-front?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false - The Space Race Videos - (4-5.0)

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTT KELLY'S YEAR IN SPACE

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/top_ten_1YM

IISS TV

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream

What is a rocket?

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-a-rocket-k4.h

What is a space rover?

http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/mission/spacecraft_surface_rover.html

What is the space shuttle?

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/the_shuttle/

WHAT IS A SPACE PROBE?

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/jpl/education/spaceprobe-20100225.html

Force & Motion

www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/CCSSO/InterpTimeDistance.pdf - graphing lessons

www.studyzone.org/mtestprep/math8/f/linegraphl.cfm - line