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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful year and Happy Summer!

Monday, June 17, Friday, June 14, Thursday, June 13, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Return 2 science books.  They cost $25 each (total $50) if you do not return 
them.
   
Weds, June 12, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
    A) Return 2 science books.  They cost $25 each (total $50) if you do not
       return them.  Due tomorrow.
    B) Thursday in class, you will get back grades for
                1) MC test final exam
                2) Millbrook Park Data Sheet Final Lab Practical Test
                3) Alternative Energy Report
    C) In class, we will also run the optical brightener pad under the black
       light to count & record the detergent spots

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Study for Multiple Choice Test Final Science Exam and Textbooks are due 
tomorrow. Tomorrow is a Day 4.
      1) Anticipation Guides: see the two Energy anticipation guides linked to
        my teacher page under, HW Documents.  This covers the Energy textbook
        pages 140-145 and pages 166-177. 
      2) Pendulum diagrams or study these web sites
http://whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Busse/MathHomePage/busseclasses/physics/stud
yguides/chapter5/images/70567.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/2745/data/lawce1.htm
http://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_share/vis_sim/mfm05_pg126_coaster/mf
m05_pg126_coaster.html
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/se.cfm
http://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_share/vis_sim/mem05_pg101_kintheory/
mem05_pg101_kintheory.html
      3) Heat Transfer Method Poster: study radiation, conduction &
         convection. Also study these web sites:
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=159713
http://www.vtaide.com/png/heat2.htm
http://www.ehow.com/info_8507197_description-different-methods-heat-
transfer.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uLSFigtLKg
      4) Chemical & Physical Change (watch this song)
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=9840
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yjEDihEuZI
      5) Mixtures vs. Pure Substances
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/M/Mixtures.html
http://www.ivy-rose.co.uk/Chemistry/Images/Elements-Mixtures-Compounds_Atoms-
Molecules.jpg
      6) Study all your flashcards for the whole year
       
Monday, June 10, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Upcoming Science Dates:
            1) Monday, June 10 due Alternative Energy Report
            2) Tuesday, June 11 Turbine Field Trip
            3) Wednesday, June 12 Final Multiple Choice Test
            4) Wednesday, June 13 Science Books due $25 lost book fee 
            5) Thursday & Friday, review Millbrook Park data & MC test scores

Friday, June 7, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Write your Final alternative energy project (20% of your quarter 4 grade), due 
Monday, June 10.

All 6 paragraphs due on Monday, typed, including sources page and in-paper 
citation. Find current newspaper articles (I handed some out in class) or 
current events to incorporate into your paragraphs. Spend 30 minutes writing 
your conclusion paragraph.  See the writing map (in the Alternative Energy 
Assignment pink handout)on this teacher page under, "HW Documents." Also see 
your class matrix linked to my teacher page under, "HW Document."

As we worked on in class Friday, be sure to include your: 
                             1) Sources page from your Noodle Tool Account
                             2) In-Paper Citations

Tuesday, June 4 - Thursday, June 6
NYC here we come!


Monday, June 3, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Write your conclusion rough draft to your alternative energy project.
Find current newspaper articles (I handed some out in class) or current events 
to incorporate into your paragraphs. Spend 30 minutes writing your conclusion 
paragraph.  See 
the writing map (in the Alternative Energy Assignment pink handout)on this 
teacher page under, 
"HW Documents." Also see your class matrix linked to my teacher page under, 
"HW Document."

Friday, May 31, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
If you have not finished all 5 Alternative Energy Report paragraphs, finish 
#1-5 this weekend. 
Most of you have this done.  If you've finished your 5 paragraphs, enjoy the 
weekend!

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Find current newspaper articles (I handed some out in class) or current events 
to incorporate into your paragraphs. Finish writing paragraphs 1 - 5, spend 30 
minutes writing these Alternative Energy Report Paragraphs (see below).  See 
the writing map (in the Alternative Energy Assignment pink handout)on this 
teacher page under, "HW Documents." Use information from your Noodle Tool 
electronic notecard. Also see your class matrix linked to my teacher page 
under, "HW Document."
             1) Paragraph 1 Introduction
             2) Paragraph 2 Abundance, Renewability, Accessibility
             3) Paragraph 3 Cost to make and how much electricity it can make
             4) Paragraph 4 Political & Environmental Factos
             5) Paragraph 5 Safety


Weds, May 29, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Spend 30 minutes writing these Alternative Energy Report Paragraphs (see 
below).  See the writing map (in the Alternative Energy Assignment pink 
handout)on this teacher page under, "HW Documents." Use information from your 
Noodle Tool electronic notecard. Also see your class matrix linked to my 
teacher page under, "HW Document."
             1) Paragraph 1 Introduction
             2) Paragraph 2 Abundance, Renewability, Accessibility
             3) Paragraph 3 Cost to make and how much electricity it can make
             4) Paragraph 4 Political & Environmental Factos
             5) Paragraph 5 Safety

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Spend 30 minutes writing these Alternative Energy Report Paragraphs (see 
below).  See the writing map (in the Alternative Energy Assignment pink 
handout)on this teacher page under, "HW Documents." Use information from your 
Noodle Tool electronic notecard. Also see your class matrix linked to my 
teacher page under, "HW Document."
             1) Paragraph 1 Introduction
             2) Paragraph 2 Abundance, Renewability, Accessibility
             3) Stop after 30 minutes of writing, but no less. Spend your time
                wisely.

Friday, May 24, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the LONG weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Alternative Energy Project
   30 minutes - Drop Box your Noodle Tool Note Cards
          Finish then drop-box your research notes in your group Noodle Tool
          electronic notecards.  Document your research upon these 4 topics 
          Here are the 4 alternative energy topics to reseach:
                   1. Abundance, Availability, Renewability
                   2. Cost to Produce and Production Capacity
                   3. Political & Environmental Factors
                   4. Safety

Weds, May 22, 2013
Blocks A, B, C, D
30 minutes: Write your research notes in your group Noodle Tool electronic 
notecards, making sure to focus on Abundance, Availability & Renewability. 
Here are the 4 alternative energy topics to reseach:
    1. Abundance, Availability, Renewability
    2. Cost to Produce and Production Capacity
    3. Political & Environmental Factors
    4. Safety

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Blocks A, B, C, D
Spend 30 minutes researching your alternative energy topic.  Start with my 
Teacher Page, under 
Alternative Energy Project icon & follow links to alternative energy web 
pages, to research your 
topic.


Monday, May 20, 2013
Complete alternative energy poster, due tomorrow.

Friday, May 17, 2013
Spend 30 minutes on the rough draft of your alternative energy poster. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
     Time: 30 minutes
           Task: Research your alternative energy 
                 Purpose: How does it work? - 
                          Product: a Noodle Tool electronic flashcard
                                   Resources: Reliable Websites, from my
                                              Teacher Page (alternative energy
                                              icon) or a "reliable" website of
                                              your own
      Final Product: Poster, due next week.  See assignment handout sheet for
                     poster requirements.  See this assignment handout sheet
                     on my website under, "HW Documents."


Weds, May 15 and Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Spend 30 minutes on this science homework.  The purpose is to review so that 
you feel comfortable for the science MCAS tomorrow & Thursday.  I am very 
proud of RMS 8th grade!!
  1) SPOW packet - review your SPOW packet of open response
               questions
  2) Web Sites - After reviewing your SPOW packet, spend the rest of
     your 30 minutes in these web sites, playing science games taking quizes &
     watching video clips
                     Websites
Kingdoms 
http://www.kidsbiology.com/biology_basics/five_kingdoms_life/protist3.php
Genetics http://library.thinkquest.org/19037/heredity.html
Plant Cell vs. Animal Cell http://www.buzzle.com/articles/plant-cell-vs-
animal-cell.html
Cells http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm
Plant video http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/
Photosynthesis http://photosynthesisforkids.com/
             http://www.biology4kids.com/files/plants_photosynthesis.html
             http://www.ducksters.com/science/photosynthesis.php
             Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XMyKENQRE
Branching Tree Genetics Scroll down to bottom of the page 
http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics    
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/our-family-tree.html
    http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics
Seasons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRA87TKXLM
Solar System http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/science-space-
kids/solar-system-101-kids/
Plate Tectonics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmC-vjQGSNM
Land Breeze Sea Breeze 
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/oceans_weather_climate/media/sea_and
_land_breeze.swf
Earth's interior http://visual.merriam-webster.com/earth/geology/section-
earths-crust.php
Moon Phases http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOy5T6hRhpk&feature=related
Eclipse http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html
Eclipse http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/PHYS/alshukri/Lunar_Eclipse_Diagram.jpg
Gulf Stream http://geography.howstuffworks.com/oceans-and-seas/the-gulf-
stream.htm
Volcanos http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/forces-of-nature-
kids/volcanoes-101-kids/
Bridges http://www.design-technology.org/beambridges.htm
Precision & Sig Figs Scroll down to the "Rule of Thumb" and look for the 
graduated cylinder picture 
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/fyp/mathrev/mr-sigfg.html
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Quantifying_Nature/Significan
t_Digits/Uncertainties_in_Measurements
http://chem.wisc.edu/deptfiles/genchem/lab/labdocs/modules/gradcyl/grad25mL.ht
m
Chemical & Physical Changes http://www.quia.com/quiz/303980.html
http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/science/physical_chemical_changes/quiz382.h
tml
http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/a_p_chem.htm
http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/blchangequiz.htm
Mixtures vs. Pure Substances http://i.stack.imgur.com/7EJs0.png
Mixtures vs. Pure Substances 
http://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/2879/what-is-the-definition-of-
of-compound-mixture-element-and-molecule
Types of Energy Transfer 
http://akeyhosting.com/cbtnewversion/topic3/slideshow3.html
Pendulum http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/pe.cfm
PE KE 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa_pre_2011/forces/kine
ticenergyrev2.shtml
PE KE http://www.google.com/search?
hl=en&q=Pendulum+mechanical+energy+pendulum+for+kids&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&biw=136
6&bih=639&safe=on&um=1&ie=UTF-
8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=vEWSUaXNHsHm0gH4wIHgAg#imgrc=Knpbf3HbRz5
G4
M%3A%3B55l5GAMIy0lXwM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bbc.co.uk%252Fschools%252Fg
cseb
itesize%252Fscience%252Fimages%252Fph_energy23.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bb
c.co.uk%252Fschools%252Fgcsebitesize%252Fscience%252Fadd_aqa_pre_2011%252Fforc
es%252Fkineticenergyrev2.shtml%3B546%3B250

Monday, May 13
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Three Physical Science SPODs: 2 white (double sided), pink handouts, see these 
handouts typed below. Spend at least 30 minutes on homework tonight.  
      1. Iron Bar
         Nate measured an iron bar.  He put the iron bar in the hot sun.  When
         he measured the bar after it had been in the sun, it was slightly
         longer.  Which sentence best describes what happened to the iron
         atoms after the bar was left in the hot sun? After picking your
         answer, write at least 4 sentences to explain it.
              A) The number of atoms increased
              B) The size of the atoms increased
              C) The space between each atom increased
              D) The air in the open spaces between the iron atoms expanded
              E) Some of the atoms began to melt and spread our further in the
                 bar
              F) The heat caused the atoms to flow around the bar and pushed
                 it outward
        2. Wet Jeans
           Sam washed his favorite pair of jeans.  He hung the wet jeans on a
           clothesline outside.  An hour later the jeans were dry.  Circle the
           answer that best describes what happened to the water that was in
           the wet jeans an hour later. After picking your answer, write at
           least 4 sentences to explain it
              A) It soaked into the ground
              B) It disappeared and no longer exists
              C) It is in the air in an invisible form
              D) It moved up to the clouds
              E) It chemically changed into a new substance
              F) It went up to the sun
              G) It broke down into atoms of hydrogen and oxygen
         
        3. Transformation of Energy - Write a paragraph describing what it
           would feel like to be a pendulum swinging and how forces affect
           you.  You must include these FCAs
              A) Write at least 1/2 page
              B) Draw a pendulum diagram and label it  
              C) Use these vocab words: Forces, maximum kinetic energy,
                 maximum potential energy, transfer energy

Friday, May 10, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Two Physical Science SPODs.  See these 2 SPODs linked to the teacher page 
under, "HW Documents." Spend at least 30 minutes on these two SPOWs.  If you 
finish early, play games & watch videos from the websites below.

       1) Precision and Significant Figures Measurement Instruments
                       Helpful Websites
Scroll down to the "Rule of Thumb" and look for the graduated cylinder picture 
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/fyp/mathrev/mr-sigfg.html
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Quantifying_Nature/Significan
t_Digits/Uncertainties_in_Measurements
http://chem.wisc.edu/deptfiles/genchem/lab/labdocs/modules/gradcyl/grad25mL.ht
m

       2) Chemical and Physical Changes
                       Helpful Websites
http://www.quia.com/quiz/303980.html
http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/science/physical_chemical_changes/quiz382.h
tml
http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/a_p_chem.htm
http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/blchangequiz.htm


Thursday, May 9, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Two Tech Design SPOWs, yellow handout.  See these 2 SPOWs linked to the 
teacher page under, "HW Documents."  Also see Mr. Young's white Tech Design 
study guide linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents." Spend at least 30 
minutes on these two SPOWs.  If you finish early, play games & watch videos 
from the websites below.

    1)Bridges
                           Helpful Websites
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/basics.html
http://garrettsbridges.com/design/theforces/
Truss Bridge forces diagram, for beyond the line 
http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Class/phy141md/lib/exe/detail.php?
id=phy141%3Alectures%3A21&media=phy141:lectures:trussbridge.png
http://www.carondelet.pvt.k12.ca.us/Family/Math/03210/page4.htm


     2)Transporation Forces - the Car
                            Helpful Websites
http://www.schoolphysics.co.uk/age11-
14/Mechanics/Forces%20in%20motion/text/Friction_and_drag/index.html
NASA site = http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/what-is-
aerodynamics-k4.html
It's an airplane instead of a car, but a great website 
http://library.thinkquest.org/2819/forces.htm


Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Do whatever Mrs. Story says to do to prepare for Math MCAS.  We'll continue 
with Tech Design MCAS clicker questions tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Earth Science SPOWs
Three Earth Science SPOWs.  See these 2 SPOWs linked to the teacher 
page under, "HW Documents."  Spend at least 30 mintues on these two SPOWs.  If 
you finish early, play games & watch videos from the websites below.
   1) Seasons
                    Helpful Websites
Great Visual + a quiz  http://highered.mcgraw-
hill.com/sites/007299181x/student_view0/chapter2/seasons_interactive.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRA87TKXLM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_-R1vnJyw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDgUmTq4a2Q
http://www.bobthealien.co.uk/earthyear.htm


   2) Moon Phases
                    Helpful Websites
Moon Phases Game http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Moon-01.htm
Diagram http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Image:Lunar-Phase-
Diagram.png
Scroll down for good visual
Diagram http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/space/moonphases.html

   3) Eclipses
                    Helpful Websites
Lunar Eclipse visual http://blogs.wane.com/2012/11/25/lunar-eclipse-visible-
november-28th/
Lunar Eclipse Game http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Eclipse-01.htm
http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/partial-lunar-eclipse-2008.html
Diagram http://searchthetechnology.blogspot.com/2012/05/moon-eclipse-
diagram.html


Monday, May 6, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Two Earth Science SPOWs.  See these 2 SPOWs linked to the teacher 
page under, "HW Documents."  Spend at least 30 mintues on these two SPOWs.  If 
you finish early, play games & watch videos from the websites below.
  1) Earth's interior
                      Helpful Websites
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/structure.html
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/plate.html
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/slip2.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mWQs1_L3fA


  2) Planetary Data
                      Helpful Websites
Try this quiz! http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-
system/space-quiz/
NASA's interactive website - spend several minutes here 
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=SolarSys
Video to watch: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/science-space-
kids/solar-system-101-kids/
Take this quiz - click on the questions and match to the blue answer = fun 
game http://www.neok12.com/quiz/SOLSYS03

Friday, May 3, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Two Earth Science SPOWs blue handout.  See these 2 SPOWs linked to the teacher 
page under, "HW Documents."  Spend at least 30 mintues on these two SPOWs.  If 
you finish early, play games & watch videos from the websites below.
   1)  Tides
                                Helpful Websites
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/tides/media/supp_tide06a.html
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/time/tides.html
http://images.yourdictionary.com/neap-tide
http://astunit.com/astunit_tutorial.php?topic=tides
http://earthsky.org/earth/tides-and-the-pull-of-the-moon-and-sun


   2)  Land Breeze Sea Breeze
                                 Helpful Websites
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/oceans_weather_climate/media/sea_and
_land_breeze.swf
Scroll down towards bottom of page http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-
wind.htm
http://www.slideshare.net/rickaturner/sea-breeze-and-land-breeze
https://www.brisbanehotairballooning.com.au/faqs/exam-help/140-sea-land-
breezes.html
Just in words, but helpful http://golearngeo.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/winds-2/
Scroll down half way to a good visual 
http://golearngeo.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/winds-2/
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es190
3/es1903page01.cfm


Thursday, May 2, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Two Earth Science SPOWs, both due tomorrow, pink handout
   1. Some of the geological features found on Earth's surface were caused by
      the movement of Earth's crustal plates.
           A. Name two geologic features found on Earth's surface that were
              caused by the movement of crustal plates.
           B. For each of the features you named in part (a), describe how the
              movement of crustal plates caused the features to form on
              Earth's surface.
                            Helpful Web Sites
Interactive site - click on the arrows below the map http://visual.merriam-
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/e_global_geography.html
webster.com/earth/geology/tectonic-plates.php
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/plate_tectonics.html
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/earth/geology/section-earths-crust.php
Scroll down this page - it's good 
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.s
html


   2. Earth's crust and rigid upper mantle are broken into enormous slabs
      called tectonic plates that interact at plate boundaries.  The three
      types of plate boundaries are transform, divergent, and convergent.
            A. Describe the plate movement of these boundaries.
            B. Give one example of a formation created at EACH of the
               boundaries that you described in part a.
                            Helpful Web Site
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0037-the-earth-earth-inside-out.php
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0043-plate-tectonics.php
Scroll down this page 
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.s
html


Weds, May 1, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Two Life science SPOWs, both due tomorrow, both pink
   1. Animal versus Plant Cells
                           Links
             Interactive
             http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm
             Just words
             http://www.diffen.com/difference/Animal_Cell_vs_Plant_Cell
             Plant Cell only
             http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/cell/
             Animal Cell only
             http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/cell/

   2. Photosynthesis
                           Links
             http://photosynthesisforkids.com/
             http://www.biology4kids.com/files/plants_photosynthesis.html
             http://www.ducksters.com/science/photosynthesis.php
             Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XMyKENQRE

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Blue life science SPOW: food web, due tomorrow.  See this SPOW linked to my 
teacher page under, "HW Documents."
                           Useful Links:
http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_foodchain.html
http://www.chs.k12.nf.ca/science/b3201/WebCT-Copy/units/unit1-05.htm 
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/producerscons
umersgame.htm  
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/producers
consumers.htm

Monday, April 29, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Life Science SPOW due Tuesday, April 30.  Purple Handout 10 questions: Protist 
Compare/Contrast, see it linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."  Use 
these links to help you:
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGAm6hMysTA
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/480085/protist/41618/Form-and-
function
http://library.thinkquest.org/27819/ch3_8.shtml
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090725055353AA5TFsp
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/345861/locomotion/48428/Flagellar-
locomotion
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/345861/locomotion/48428/Flagellar-
locomotion

Friday, April 26, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Two Life Science SPOWs due Monday.  They will be graded as quiz grades.  Use 
these websites to help you.
 First SPOW    
   A.)Genetics - Website and Questions
      http://www.kidsbiology.com/biology_basics/genetics/genetics_1.php
      http://www.sciencekidsathome.com/science_topics/genetics-a.html
      http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/genetics/kids.htm
  http://www.neok12.com/php/watch.php?v=zX57774078797d7564675a0a&t=Genetics
       1. How many chromosomes does a normal human body cell have?
       2. How many chromosomes does a normal human egg or sperm cell have?
       3. Why is it important that an egg or sperm cell only have half the
          number of chromosomes that a body cell has?
       4. In what organelle would you find the chromosome in a cell? 
       5. About how many genes are in a normal human body cell?
       6. On what structures would you find the genes in a cell?
       7. What do genes control?
       8. There is a visual on the handout that you're missing - sorry - do
          your best to answer questions 8 - 10.  Which genes are dominant? How               
          do you know?
       9. Which genes are recessive? How do you know?
       10. Which traits can the animals ONLY inherit from its mother?
 
 Second SPOW
  B.)Branching Tree
Scroll down to bottom of the page http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics    
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/our-family-tree.html
    http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics
      1. What do branching trees show us?
      2. Are all of the species on this branching tree related?  How can you 
         tell?
      3. Are humans more closely related to gorillas or to chimpanzees?  How                 
         can you tell?
      4. What do scientists mean when they say that two species are related?
      5. According to this branching tree, which primate species evolved
         first?
      6. According to this branching tree, which primate species evolved most 
         recently?
      7. What would you expect to see if you looked at embryos from the 
         gorilla, chimpanzee and human?
      8. What would you expect to see if you looked at the bones in the arms 
         of the gorilla, chimpanzee and himan?
      9. What would you expect to see if you looked at the bones in the arms 
         of the gorilla, chimpanzee and human?
     10. Besides similar early development, similar body structures, and DNA,
         what evidence do scientists look at to determine the evolutionary
         relationships of organisms?

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Pink handout double sided - do both sides.  Answer multiple choice question 
and write at least 4 sentences to answer the open response.
 1) The Mitten Problem page 103
    Sarah's science class is investigating heat energy.  They wondered what
    would happen to the temperature reading on a thermometer if they put the
    thermometer inside a mitten.  An hour later they compared the readings on
    the two thermometers.  The temperature inside the room remained the same
    during their experiment. What do yo think Sarah's group will discover from
    their investigations?
        A) The thermometer inside the mitten will have a lower temperature
           reading than the thermometer on the table.
        B) The thermometer inside the mitten will have a higher temperature
           reading than the thermometer on the table
        C) Both thermometers will have the same temperature reading.

 2) Objects and Temperature
    Taz and Kyle are comparing the temperature readings of four different
    objects:
         *block of wood
         *metal tray
         *wool hat
         *glass plate
   They place the objects on a table in their science classroom and leave them
   overnight.  A thermometer is attached to each object.  The next day they
   record the temperature of each object at the same time. Pick the statement
   that best describes your prediction about the objects' temperature.
       _____ None of the objects will have the same temperature
       _____ Two of the objects will have the same temperature
       _____ Three of the objects will have the same temperature
       _____ All of the objects will have the same temperature   

Weds, April 24, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Purple handout double sided, answer 2 questions per side (4 questions total). 
    1) New Insulation for Space Shuttles
    2) The Appeal of Perpetual Motion Machines

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Just Add Water Final Lab Report due Wednesday.  See it linked to my teacher 
page under, "HW Documents."  Final typed lab report due.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Block C
White handout heat (q) calculations.  Complete all of them for class tomorrow.

Monday, April 22, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Mirage final paper due tomorrow.  All 5 paragraphs typed.  See the parts whole 
writing map linked to my website under, "HW Documents."

Monday, April 22, 2013
Block: C
Yellow handout "Radiating Heat" answer questions (5 total) from pages 168 AND 
170.  Due Tuesday.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Enjoy Vacation!

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Blocks: B
Write you conclusion paragraph about the heat transfer functions in a mirage.  
See the parts whole writing map linked to my teacher's page under, "HW 
Documents."

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Block: A, D
Write your positive functions for radiation, convection and conduction:
   1. "The function of radiation is....."
   2. "The function of conduction is....."
   3. "The function of convection is...."

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Block: C
Pitfalls in Reasoning about Density
1. Some students say that things are more or less dense depending upon the 
amount of air in them.  Is it ever right to say that? If so, when? Is it ever 
wrong to say that? is so, when?

2. Jason said, "You can always use a substance's mass number or atomic weight 
to find the mass of an atom, and use that to accurately predict density."  Do 
you agree or disagree? Why?

3. If diamond and graphite are made of the same element (carbon) why don't 
they have the same density?

4. There is more than one possible cause for density. What advice would you 
give to someone who wanted to analyze a certain object to consider its 
density?


Weds, April 10, 2013
Block: A
Spend 30-minutes 
   1. Write down the bad things that would happen to the mirage if the parts
      were missing.  You are not allowed to say that the mirage would not
      happen. You need to figure out exactly what bad effects would happen if
      radiation, convection and conduction were missing from the track mirage.
   
   2. Use these mirage web pages to help you
      http://www.optics4kids.org/home/illusions/naturalmirage.aspx
      http://science-at-home.org/mirages/
      http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/our-
world/2012/01/what-is-a-mirage.aspx
      http://kids.discovery.com/tell-me/curiosity-corner/science/what-are-  
mirages
      http://www.howstuffworks.com/mirage2.htm

   3. Between the parts whole missing and the web sites, please spend 30
      minutes on your "mirage" homework.  Explore the web sites if you have
      not used up your 30-minutes.

Weds, April 10, 2013
Block: C
Final typed Just Add Water lab report due tomorrow.  See it linked to my 
teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Spend 30 minutes total on this homework:
   1. Go to this website and have fun with radiation 
       http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/radiatn.htm         
       a) Pick 2 questions to answer from this document: (radiation)
           http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/Rad3.doc

   2. GO to this website and have fun with conduction 
        http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/conduct.htm
       a) pick 2 questions to answer from this document: (conduction)
          http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/Cond1.doc
   

   3. Go to this website and have fun with convection
      http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/convect.htm
       a)pick 2 questions to answer from this document: (convection)
          http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/Conv2.doc

   4. Only if you have time - Read this web page on Mirages from class
             http://finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=160069

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Block: C
Lab Report Questions #1-12 due tomorrow.  Hand written or typed.  See lab
report on teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Monday, April 8, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Finish heat transfer poster, due tomorrow.  It will be graded on accuracy and
completion.

Monday, April 8, 2013
Yellow hand out 2 heat measurement questions.
    1) How can we measure thermal energy?
       A) Explain how the instrument works
       B) If heat moves one way (from hot to cold), why can this instrument
          rise up and down?
    2) Why can our perception of temperature be subjective or different to
       different people?
       A) For example, why would it seem extra cold outside if you jumped
          from a hot tub into snow?
       B) Another example: after skiing or skating outside, how can you no
          longer feel cold even when the temperature is below freezing?

Friday, April 5, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Directed reading thermal energy
     4 - 6 entries in the top 3 boxes
     Make Flashcards for vocab words
     Due Monday
     Thanks for working so hard on the weekend

Friday, April 5, 2013
Block: C
Anticipation guide Mechanical Energy post reading
        right side
        page number
        paragraph number
        Thanks for working so hard on the weekend

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Blocks: C
Final Lab Report Shake Water Lab Report due tomorrow.  See it linked to my 
teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Two different web pages for tonight's HW - do both. Spend at least 30 minutes 
on this HW assignment.  Clicker quiz tomorrow in class on mechanical energy.
            1) Play the video AND the quiz on this website.
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0078600472/160350/00076705.html

            2) Play this game at this website - click on "play this game" and
               collect all the coins :)
http://www.quia.com/cz/8072.html?AP_rand=1194660474


Weds, April 3, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Diamante Poem KE PE.  See the blue handout linked to my teacher page under, 
"HW Documents"

Weds, April 3, 2013
Block:C
Final typed copy Pendulum essay due tomorrow

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Type & Finish shake water lab report - final copy including hypothesis, 
variables, questions and conclusion.  Put it into the inbox beginning of class 
tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Block:C
Work on Pendulum CC rough draft.  Final draft due Thursday.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Shake the Water Lab Report conclusion questions #1-13.  See the lab report 
linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Monday, April 1, 2013
Block: C
Write your pattern for your pendulum compare contrast yellow graphic 
organizer.  Tomorrow in class, you'll write your conclusion sentence and then 
write your essay.  Please bring an electronic writing device (lab top, 
tablet), if you'd like to use your own.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
No Homework, but lots of hard work when we return!

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Block C
1. Go to this Pendulum website
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/pe.cfm
        Questions to answer:
                 a. What is a bob?
                 b. Is there friction in this pendulum?
                 c. How can you tell if there is or is not friction?
     
2. Watch this video clip (about 2 minutes) and read this web page. Then answer 
the questions below:
   A. Video Clip
http://whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Busse/MathHomePage/busseclasses/physics/stud
yguides/chapter5/images/70567.html
   B. Web Page  
http://library.thinkquest.org/2745/data/lawce1.htm

   C. Questions to answer
         A. What is mechanical energy?
         B. What is the conservation of mechanical energy?
         C. At the highest point, what is all the energy transfered into?
         D. At the lowest point, what is all the energy transfered into?
         E. Fill in the blank: Total Mechanical Energy = ? + KE



Weds, March 27, 2013
A, B, D
Go to this website and scroll down to the questions and pick 2 questions to 
work on. Construct 
Mecanical Energy bar charts - draw them on a separate piece of paper.  Follow 
the examples if 
you need help.  Then check your answers by clicking on the See Bar Chart link.  
Be ready to 
present your 2 mechanical energy charts your table-group.
Website address = 
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/energy/u5l2c.cfm#Q2

Weds, March 27, 2013
Blocks: C
In regards to differences Pendulum

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Block: C
Blue sheet #1-5 KE PE problem set due tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Blue handout double sided 
             Orbits page 134
             Juggler page 133

Monday, March 25, 2013
Block: C
Mirage parts whole due tomorrow, final typed copy

Monday, March 25, 2013
Blocks: A, D, 
Finish all paragraphs of your pendulum compare contrast paragraph.  Final 
typed copy due Monday in the in-box.

Monday, March 25, 2013
Block B
Blue sheet #1-5 KE PE problem set due tomorrow.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Blocks: D, A
Pendulum Compare Contrast: Write 2 paragraphs, using your writing map & 
graphic organizer.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Block B
Finish all paragraphs of your pendulum compare contrast paragraph.  Final 
typed copy due Monday in the in-box.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Block C
Mirage Parts Whole - write at least 3 of the 5 paragraphs.  All 5 typed 
paragraphs due Tuesday.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Blocks: A, B
Write similarities paragraph #2, using your graphic organizer and writing map.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Block: C
Using your graphic organizer, write 3 functions
         1. Radiation
         2. Convection
         3. Conduction
           
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Block: D
No HW - but be ready to write your conclusion and writing map tomorrow in 
class.  Please bring your an electronic writing device, if you would like to 
use it to write you Pendulum Compare Contrast Essay.

Weds, March 20, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
No homework due to MCAS.  If you haven't watched all this week's HW video or 
gone to the HW websites, please make them up tonight.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Go to this Pendulum website
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/pe.cfm
        Questions to answer:
                 a. What is a bob?
                 b. Is there friction in this pendulum?
                 c. How can you tell if there is or is not friction?
                 d. you guys are doing awesome with the pendulum = keep it up!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Block C
Spend 15-minutes on Convection missing in the parts whole graphic organizer

Monday, March 18, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Watch this video clip (about 2 minutes) and read this web page. Then answer 
the questions below:
   1. Video Clip
http://whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Busse/MathHomePage/busseclasses/physics/stud
yguides/chapter5/images/70567.html
   2. Web Page  
http://library.thinkquest.org/2745/data/lawce1.htm

   3. Questions to answer
         A. What is mechanical energy?
         B. What is the conservation of mechanical energy?
         C. At the highest point, what is all the energy transfered into?
         D. At the lowest point, what is all the energy transfered into?
         E. Fill in the blank: Total Mechanical Energy = ? + KE

Monday, March 18, 2013
Block C
      1. Pick 5 questions to answer from this website: (Radiation)
         http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/Rad3.doc
         Radiation info to help with questions: 
http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/radiatn.htm
       2. Pick 5 questions to answer from this website (conduction)
           http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/Cond1.doc

        3. Pick 5 questions to answer from this website (Convection)
             http://website.lineone.net/~wickfiz/Conv2.doc

         4. Read this web page on Mirages
             http://finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=160069

Friday, Mach 15, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Both sides of the tan handout-Trains. The pendulum will be swinging on Monday.  
Thanks for 
working on HW this weekend.

Friday, March 15, 2013
Block: C
Finish Heat Transfer Poster.  Color the sketches & make it your study guide.  
Thanks for working 
on the weekend.

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
       1.  White handout - Anticipation Guide.  See it linked to my teacher
           page under, "HW Documents." Left side ONLY.
       2.  Directed Reading pages 140-145 Motion (Ferris Wheel Book)
       3.  Flashcards
               a. Energy Conservation
               b. Kinetic Energy
               c. Potential Energy
               d. Law of Conservation of Energy

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Block: C
       1.  White handout - Anticipation Guide.
       2.  Directed Reading pages 148-157 and 168-177 Motion (Ferris Wheel
           Book)

Weds, March 13, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Continue to study for lab practical test - we'll finish it tomorrow
 Study Guides:
                     1. Chemical Building Blocks Book pages 14-21
                     2. Anticipation Guide
                     3. Flashcards - all of them since August
                     4. Old Lab Practicals
                     5. White Review sheet that you got in class today
                     6. Blue Mixture handout out that you got in class today
                     7. Notes Section of your science binder

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Study for MC Test and Lab Practical Test tomorrow
     Study Guides:
                     1. Chemical Building Blocks Book pages 14-21
                     2. Anticipation Guide
                     3. Flashcards - all of them since August
                     4. Old Lab Practicals
                     5. White Review sheet that you got in class today
                     6. Blue Mixture handout out that you got in class today
                     7. Notes Section of your science binder

Monday, March 11, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Anticipation Guide right "Post Reading" side - write page number and paragraph 
number as the evidence (see it linked to my teacher page under, "HW 
Documents."  Mark the statement true or false.  If it's false, change it to 
true.  Tomorrow, you will click-in your answers as a quiz.  Tests on Weds: 
Mixture vs Pure Substances, Chemical vs. Physical Change.

Friday, March 8, 2013
Snow Day - no school

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Pink handout both sides and answer questions
        1. Freeze Dry
        2. What's the Difference

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Block: C
Part 1: Diamante Poem - Chemical Physical Change

Part 2: Pink handout both sides and answer questions
                 A. Freeze Dry
                 B. What's the Difference

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Blocks: B, D,A
Finish & type Candles Lab Report, due tomorrow.  See the Candles Lab Report 
linked to my teacher page under, HW Documents.  Don't forget to complete the 
independent variable, depedent variable, controls variables.  Use your writing 
maps to write the conclusion paragraphs.

Wednesday, March 6
Blocks: C
Watch his 7- minute video and answer these questions
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=VwNNVzzEvTQ
              Questions to answer:
                   1) What did you find interesting in the video?
                   2) What did the presenter mean by, "the chalk's 
                      personality?"
                   3) What evidence supports that the sugar & iron filings are 
                      a mixture?
                   4) What evidence supports that the magnesium is a chemical 
                      change?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Blocks: C
Finish & type Candles Lab Report, due tomorrow.  See the Candles Lab Report 
linked to my teacher page under, HW Documents.  Don't forget to complete the 
independent variable, depedent variable, controls variables.  Use your writing 
maps to write the conclusion paragraphs.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Blocks: D, B, A
     1) Complete Control Variables from the green handout Candles Lab Report. 
        Also see this lab report linked to my teacher page under, "HW
        Documents"
     2) Finish #1-10 conclusion questions from the Candles Lab Report, either
        hand written or typed.  The advantage of typing them is that you won't
        have to type them Weds for the final typed lab report.  See Candles
        Lab Report linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Monday, March 4, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgLrMKEN4Iw
Watch this video and answer these questions:
           1) What did you find the most intereting?
           2) How can water, a compound molecule also be a pure substance?
           3) Why does it matter if the molecules are attached to each other,
             when determining if the substance is a mixture or a pure
             substance?

Friday, March 1, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Complete all flash cards for our final matter unit
  1. Characteristic Property
  2. Physical Change
  3. Chemical Change
  4. Pure Substance
  5. Mixture
  6. Conservation of Mass

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Watch this 21-minutes video and answer the following questions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xSQlwWGT8M
            Questions to answer:
                  1) What did you find the most interesting part of the video?
                  2) Why when you change the neutrons do you NOT change the
                     type of element?
                  3) Why is it hard to describe electrons as particles?
                  4) What is inside most of the space of an atom?

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Block: C
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgLrMKEN4Iw
Watch this video and answer these questions:
           1) What did you find the most intereting?
           2) How can water, a compound molecule also be a pure substance?
           3) Why does it matter if the molecules are attached to each other,
             when determining if the substance is a mixture or a pure
             substance?

Weds, February 27, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Study for Lab Practical Test (test is tomorrow)
1. Old Lab Practicals Tests 
2. Flashcards
3. Book pages 76-86
4. Anticipation guide
5. Clay (smooshed) molecule activity sheet
6. Class notes section of science binder

Weds, February 27, 2013
Block: C
   Part A
   Watch this 14-minute video and answer the questions below:
   https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/chemical-reactions-
stoichiometry/v/balancing-chemical-equations
          Questions to answer:
                  1) What did you find the most interesting part of the video?
                  2) What is the balanced equation for Al2O3?
                  3) What is the balanced equation the products carbon dioxide
                     and water?
   Part B
   Go to this web site and try to balance a few of the equations on-line. 
   Write down at least one balanced equation to share with the class         
        
   http://www.sciencegeek.net/Chemistry/taters/EquationBalancing.htm

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Study for multiple choice test & lab practical test tomorrow
1. Anticipation guide
2. Flashcards
3. Book pages 76-86
4. Old Lab Practicals Tests
5. Clay (smooshed) molecule activity sheet
6. Class notes section of science binder

Monday, February 25, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
White handout - do both sides
  Page 12 "A World Famous Table"
  Page 13 "Who Am I?"

Monday, February 25, 2013
Block: C
Anticipation Guide - Page #, Paragraph # both sides white handout.

Friday, February 15, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy Vacation!

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Purple handout both sides: 
      1) "On the Inside" page 10
      2) "Which Atom is Which?" page 11

Weds, February 13, 2013
Block; B
   1)Drop Box me your Noodle Tool Element Notecard.  Double check the quality
     of your Noodle Tool Element notecard, especially the summary section.  I
     will grade the completion & accuracy (but not spelling) of the summary
     section of the e-notecard.

Weds, February 13, 2013
Block: D
  1) If you have not finished your molecule written report, please finish it
     tonight - this is your only HW
  2) If you already submitted your molecule written report, please do this HW: 
     Drop Box me your Noodle Tool Element Notecard.  Double check the quality
     of your Noodle Tool Element notecard, especially the summary section.  I
     will grade the completion & accuracy (but not spelling) of the summary
     section of the e-notecard.

Weds, February 13, 2013
Blocks: A
   1)Drop Box me your Noodle Tool Element Notecard.  Double check the quality
     of your Noodle Tool Element notecard, especially the summary section.  I
     will grade the completion & accuracy (but not spelling) of the summary
     section of the e-notecard.
   2) Go to this website (paste it into your browser)
        Bill Nye the Science Guy 
     http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?
v=cnXV7Ph3WPk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DcnXV7Ph3WPk
           Answer the following question:
               A) What did you like the best about it?
         
Weds, February 13, 2013
Block: C
Watch this 21-minutes video and answer the following questions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xSQlwWGT8M
            Questions to answer:
                  1) What did you find the most interesting part of the video?
                  2) Why when you change the neutrons do you NOT change the
                     type of element?
                  3) Why is it hard to describe electrons as particles?
                  4) What is inside most of the space of an atom?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Blocks: A,B,D
Molecule Written Report due Weds (2/13/13.  Please put paper copy of the 
report & the graphic organizer in my inbox at the beginning of Weds'class.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Block: C
Drop Box me your Noodle Tool Element Notecard.  Double check the quality of 
your Noodle Tool Element notecard, especially the summary section.  I will 
grade the completion & accuracy (but not spelling) of the summary section of 
the e-notecard.

Monday, February 11, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Snow Day - no school.  

Friday, February 8, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Molecule Written Report due Monday (2/11/13) morning.  Please put paper copy 
of the report & the graphic organizer in my inbox at the beginning of Monday's 
class.  It is still due if we have a snow day Friday.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Block: C
Enjoy the weekend

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Block: C
Molecule Written Report due Friday (tomorrow morning) morning.  Please put 
paper copy of the 
report & the graphic organizer in my inbox at the beginning of class.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Spend 20 minutes writing your written molecule report.  Final typed report due 
Monday
morning.  You will have about 30 minutes to write your paper Friday in class 
in the library lab.

Weds, February 6, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Choose your Role, Audience, Format of your written molecule report.  Your 
Topic is "element molecule versus compound molecule."
         Write down your:
                          Role =     R
                          Audience = A
                          Format =   F
                          Topic =    T
                           
Weds, February 6, 2013
Block: C
Spend 20 minutes writing your written report.  Final typed report due Friday 
morning.  You will have about 30 minutes to write your paper in class.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Hot pink handout: Element symbols #1 - 40.  Use your periodic table. Due 
tomorrow.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Pick one of these two handouts and answer the questions on the backside:
           Yellow handout page 41, "These Two Elements...."
                           OR
           Purple handout page 39, "Getting Together: An Introduction to
           Compounds"

Friday, February 1, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
If you haven't already turned in your molecule model - bring it in for Monday.  
Be sure to have:
      1) Key
      2) Protons
      3) Neutrons
      4) Electrons
      5) Electron Shell

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Build your compound molecule.  Try to bring it on Friday (tomorrow), but the 
due date is Monday if you need the weekend. Be sure to have:
      1) Key
      2) Protons
      3) Neutrons
      4) Electrons
      5) Electron Shell

Weds, January 30, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C
Noodle Tool 2 note cards on your on your ORIGINAL ELEMENT (for example: 
oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, sodium, silicon, hydrogen. Cite your source on the 
note card.  Summarize notes in your own words.
       Resources: My webpage "bubbling beaker icon: Matter Unit Report" has
                  lots of excellent web pages with html periodic tables =
                  great to use!             
                       #1 Note card: Uses of your element
                       #2 Note card: Properties of your element

Weds, January 30, 2013
Block: D
A) Write your molecule model building plan, just the plan due tomorrow
           1. List your supplies
                  a. protons
                  b. neutrons
                  c. electrons
                  d. electron shell
                  e. sturdy base
           2. State where you will get each one of your supplies: from your
              kitchen cabinet?  From the store? Who will drive you?  Who will
           
              pay for it?
B) Sketch your compound molecule, using the white handout from class

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C
  Write your molecule model building plan, just the plan due tomorrow
           1. List your supplies
                  a. protons
                  b. neutrons
                  c. electrons
                  d. electron shell
                  e. sturdy base
           2. State where you will get each one of your supplies: from your
              kitchen cabinet?  From the store? Who will drive you?  Who will
           
              pay for it?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Block: D
Type all 5 Atom parts whole paragraphs, due tomorrow. See the blank graphic 
organizer & writing map linked to this teacher page under, "HW documents." 

Monday, January 28, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C
Type all 5 Atom parts whole paragraphs, due tomorrow. See the blank graphic 
organizer & writing map linked to this teacher page under, "HW documents." 

Monday, January 28, 2013
Block: D
Type 4 paragraphs of the Atom parts whole.  The final draft of all 5 
paragraphs is due Weds.  See the blank graphic organizer & writing map linked 
to this teacher page under, "HW documents." 
Type these 4 paragraphs, due tomorrow:
             Paragraph 2: Protons
             Paragraph 3: Neutrons
             Paragraph 4: Electrons
             Paragraph 5: Conclusion (you wrote rough draft of this in class
                          today)

Friday, January 25, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
         Write the parts whole body paragraphs
             Paragraph 2: Protons
             Paragraph 3: Neutrons
             Paragraph 4: Electrons
In class on Monday, we will write paragraph 1 (intro) and paragraph 5 
(conclusion) and the final typed version is due Tuesday. See the blank graphic 
organizer & writing map linked to this teacher page under, "HW documents."

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C
Write the proton paragraph 2 and neutron paragraph 3, following the writing 
map on the back of the graphic organizer.  See the graphic organizer & writing 
map linked to this teacher page under, "HW documents."

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Block: D
Write the proton paragraph 2, following the writing map on the back of the 
graphic organizer.  See the graphic organizer & writing map linked to this 
teacher page under, "HW documents."   

Weds, January 23, 2013
Blocks: D, C, B
Complete, with high quality, the neutrons parts and electrons parts.  Then 
complete for the neutron & electron: "What if the part were missing...."  You 
will share this with your group tomorrow for our class discussion of the Atom 
Parts-Whole relationship. See the pink part whole graphic organizer linked to 
my teacher page under, "HW documents." Use pages 76 - 86 from your textbook 
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV822HfqT44&feature=relatedwebsite to help 
you.

Weds, January 23, 2013
Block: A
Write the proton paragraph 2, following the writing map on the back of the 
graphic organizer.  See the graphic organizer & writing map linked to this 
teacher page under, "HW documents."   Use pages 76 - 86 from your textbook 
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV822HfqT44&feature=relatedwebsite to help 
you.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Fill-in your parts: Proton, Neutron Electron of your element atom.  We started 
this in class & finish it for tomorrow's class.  Write it in your pink graphic 
organizer (see this pink graphic organizer linked to my teacher page under, HW 
documents).  Use your book pages 76-86 and the blue handout from Friday's 
class to find information.  

Friday, January 18, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the long weekend!

THursday, January 17, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Little blue handout: Many Areas of Chemistry
  Spend 20 minutes looking up either one, two or three of the following areas
  of chemistry:
      1. Look it up on the internet or in a science book
      2. Write a few sentences to explain what it means
      3. Why do you think this area of chemistry is important to society?
Radiochemistry
Applied Chemistry
Agricultural Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Biochemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Thermodynamics
Nuclear Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
Radiation Chemistry
Solid-State Chemistry
Stereochemistry	Surface Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Synthetic Chemistry		

Weds, Janaruary 16, 2013
Block: B
Blue handout - we'll click it in at the beginning of class
Page 85 Is It Made of Molecules?
Page 73 Is It Melting?

Weds, January 16, 2013
Blocks: A, C, D
Finish outline & make flashcards:
1. Periodic Table
2. Atom
3. Element Molecule
4. Molecule
5. Compound Molecule
6. Atomic Number
7. Nucleus
8. Proton
9. Neutron
10. Electron
11. Metal
12. Non-Metal
13. Characteristic Property
14. Pure Substance

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Block B
Flash cards
1. Periodic Table
2. Atom
3. Element Molecule
4. Molecule
5. Compound Molecule
6. Atomic Number
7. Nucleus
8. Proton
9. Neutron
10. Electron
11. Metal
12. Non-Metal
13. Characteristic Property
14. Pure Substance

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Block: A
Finish Anticipation Guide LEFT SIDE ONLY (pre-reading) - both sides (double 
sided)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Blocks: C, D
Test Reflections
From your Changes States of Matter Multiple Choice Test, pick 3
questions that you found the hardest and pick 2 questions that you found the
easiest.  
  1. Three easy questions
       a. Explain why you got it right
       b. Why you found it easy to learn it?
  
  2. Three hard questions
       a. Explain why you got it wrong
       b. Why you found it hard to learn it?


Monday, January 14, 2013
Blocks: A, B
Multiple Choice Test Reflections
From your Changes States of Matter Multiple Choice Test, pick 3
questions that you found the hardest and pick 2 questions that you found the
easiest.  
  1. Three easy questions
       a. Explain why you got it right
       b. Why you found it easy to learn it?
  
  2. Three hard questions
       a. Explain why you got it wrong
       b. Why you found it hard to learn it?

Monday, January 14, 2013
Blocks: C, D
Fire Sprinklers white handout read & answer 6 questions.  We'll look at our 
fire sprinkler in our science classroom tomorrow when we answer the questions.

Friday, January 11, 2013
Block A, B, C, D
Enjoy the weekend. You've worked so hard this week!

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Thermal Expansion final typed Report due tomorrow (Friday). See writing map 
linked to this teacher page under, "HW documents."  The writing map is the 3rd 
page of the "Thermal Expansion Project Assignment Sheet."  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Blocks: A, B, D
Anticipation Guide right side pink handout.  Also see it linked to my teacher 
page under, "HW Documents."  Write Page number, Paragraph number on the right 
side.  This is your study guide for the test tomorrow.
            Thursday       Multiple Choice Test & Lab Practical Test
            Thursday HW    Finish Written Thermal Expansion report
            Friday         Turn in Written Thermal Expansion report
            Friday         Finish Lab Practical Test, if needed

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Block: C
Anticipation Guide right side pink handout.  Also see it linked to my teacher 
page under, "HW Documents."  Write Page number, Paragraph number on the right 
side.  Multiple Choice Test is on Friday.
            Thursday       In class, practice specific heat math problems 
            Thursday HW    Finish Written Thermal Expansion report
            Friday         Turn in Written Thermal Expansion report
            Friday         Multiple Choice Test & Lab Practical Test

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Thermal Expansion final typed Report due Friday.  Write rough draft of at 
least 4 of the 5 paragraphs, due tomorrow.  See writing map linked to this 
teacher page under, "HW documents."  The writing map is the 3rd page of the 
"Thermal Expansion Project Assignment Sheet."  

Monday, January 7, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Write paragraphs 2 & 3 for report.  See writing map linked to this teacher
page under, "HW documents."  The writing map is the 3rd page of the "Thermal
Expansion Project Assignment Sheet."  We will work in the Library computer lab
tomorrow to continue to write the report & finish the compare contrast graphic
organizer.

Friday, January 4, 2013
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Finish your Poster, due on Monday. See project assignment sheet linked to my 
teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Block: C
1) Pick your thermal energy project topic
2) Take notes from one internet site
3) Stop researching it after 20 minutes
4) Be ready to use your notes to make your poster in class tomorrow
5) See project assignment sheet linked to my teacher page under, "HW
   Documents."

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Blocks: B
Work 20 minutes on poster.  Color what you can & be ready to finish it in 
class tomorrow.

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Blocks: A, D
1) Finish taking notes on your project topic.
2) Stop researching it after 20 minutes
3) Start your poster, if you have time after taking notes
4) Be ready to use your notes to make your poster in class tomorrow
5) See project assignment sheet linked to my teacher page under, "HW
   Documents."  

Weds, January 2, 2013
Blocks: A, D
Pick your thermal expansion topic.  Be ready to start your poster tomorrow in
class.  See project assignment sheet linked to my teacher page under, "HW
Documents."

Weds, January 2, 2013
Block: C
Final draft compare contrast air freshener sublimation vs. condensation due
tomorrow. See the graphic organizer we worked on in class, with class notes on
my teacher page under, "HW Documents." 

Weds, January 2, 2013
Block: B
1) Pick your thermal energy project topic
2) Take notes from one internet site
3) Stop researching it after 20 minutes
4) Be ready to use your notes to make your poster in class tomorrow
5) See project assignment sheet linked to my teacher page under, "HW
   Documents."

Friday, December 21, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Think about your thermal expansion project topic.  We'll start it when we
return from vacation. Enjoy 
Vacation!  See you in 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012
Block C
Work on final draft compare contrast air freshener sublimation vs.
condensation.  Final draft draft due 
Weds, January 2 when we return from vacation.  See the graphic organizer we
worked on in class, with 
class notes on my teacher page under, "HW Documents."  Enjoy Vacation!  See
you in 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Think about your thermal expansion project topic.  We'll start it when we
return from vacation.  No 
other Homework because core classes will not meet tomorrow (Friday). 
Tomorrow, the geography 
bee starts at 8:00, locker clean-out at 9:00 and music concerts at 9:30.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Block: C
Work on rough draft compare contrast air freshener sublimation vs.
condensation.  Final draft draft 
due Weds, January 2 when we return from vacation.  See the graphic organizer
we worked on in class, 
with class notes on my teacher page under, "HW Documents." 

Weds, December 19, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Final melt boil lab report due on Monday.  See it linked to my teacher page
under, "HW documents."

Weds, December 19, 2012
Block: C
Write pattern & conclusion of air freshener sublimation and air freshener
condensing in a zip lock bag. See the graphic organizer we worked on in class
today, with class notes on my teacher page under, "HW Documents." Tomorrow in
class, we'll write the rough draft of the 4 paragraphs.  Final draft writing
assignment due Friday, before the Geography Bee.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Conclusion questions #1-20 due tomorrow.  If you need to improve questions
#1-10 tonight, please improve them.  Tomorrow in class you will start to write
your conclusion paragraph.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Block: C
Just the similarities & differences of air freshener sublimation and air
freshener condensing in a zip lock bag.  We'll start class tomorrow in groups
sharing your homework answers.


Monday, December 17, 2012
Block: A
#1-20 lab report conclusion questions.  We worked on #1-10 in class.  See lab
report linked to my teacher page under, "HW documents." Stop after 20 minuets
of work because you have a lot of math HW tonight.

Monday, December 17, 2012
Blocks: D, B
#1-10 lab report conclusion questions.  We worked on #1-3 in class.  See lab
report linked to my teacher page under, "HW documents."Stop after 20 minuets
of work because you have a lot of math HW tonight.

Monday, December 17, 2012
Block: C
Pink handout #3, #5 specific heat calculations. Stop after 20 minuets of work
because you have a lot of math HW tonight.
   3.Calculate the energy involved in evaporating 15 g of water starting at
     75° C. Specific heat of liquid water: 4.18 Joules/gramT Specific
     heat of vaporization: 2,260 Joules/gramT

   5.How much energy is released when 50 g of steam at 100 °C condenses to
     liquid at 40 °C?


Friday, December 14, 2012
Block C:
Final melt boil lab report due on Monday.  See it linked to my teacher page
under, "HW documents."

Friday, Dec 14, 2012
Block B:
Tan handout.  Read & complete table.

Friday, Dec 14, 2012
Blocks: A, D
Enjoy the weekend

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Explain why the melting point and freezing point of parafin wax is the same.
    FCAs
         1. At least 1/2 page writing
         2. Use vocabulary: phase change, molecular structure, add thermal
            energy, remove thermal energy
         3. Draw a molecular structure sketch and refer to it in your writing
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Block C
Work on rough draft lab report.  Final draft due Monday.  We'll answer
questions about it tomorrow in class & work on it for about 15 minutes. See
the lab report linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Weds, December 12, 2012
Block C
#1-8 conclusion questions phase change graph.  See the graph & the lab report
linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Weds, December 12, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Parafin wax #1-10 questions yellow handout due tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Air Freshener Lab report final typed copy due tomorrow.  See it linked to my
teacher page under, "HW documents."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Block: C
Parafin wax #1-10 questions yellow handout due tomorrow.

Monday, December 10, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
#1-8 conclusion questions 'fridge (pink) air freshener lab report.  Conclusion
questions due tomorrow.  Make sure you follow these steps:
    a) Write your first sentence as you normally would, which is something
       relevant that answer the questions
    b) Support your relevant sentence by writing a sentence about its
       molecular structure and molecular speed
    C) Check your sentences to try to improve your scientific vocabulary -
       can you use any of your flashcard words in your sentences?
                           
                                   Summary
                           i)   Relevant sentence
                           ii)  Support relevant sentence with molecular
                                structure and molecular speed 
                                details                       
                           iii) Improve scientific vocabulary

Monday, December 10, 2012
Block: C
No HW 

Friday, December 7, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Final copy ziplock ice cube lab report due Monday.  See it linked to my
teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Friday, December 7, 2012
Block: C
Air Freshener Lab report final typed copy due on Monday.  See it linked to my
teacher page under, "HW documents."

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Blocks: A, D
Rough Draft ice cube zip lock bag lab report due tomorrow.  Final copy due
Monday.  You can submit final copy tomorrow, if you finish it.  Use your
writing maps to write the lab report conclusion.  

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Block C
#1-10 air freshener lab report conclusion questions

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Block B
Conclusion questions #1-10 lab report mass melting in zip lock bag

Weds, December 5, 2012
Block: A, D
Conclusion questions #1-10 lab report mass melting in zip lock bag

Weds, December 5, 2012
Block: B
How would it feel to change from a liquid to a gas?
   FCAs
      1. At least 1/2 page long
      2. Draw picture
      3. Use vocabulary: molecular structure & molecular speed

Weds, December 5, 2012 
Block: C
Final Lab Report due tomorrow.  See it linked to my teacher page under, "HW
documents."


Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Block: B
Passage peer response Warming Temperatures

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blocks: A, D
How would it feel to change from a liquid to a gas?
   FCAs
      1. At least 1/2 page long
      2. Draw picture
      3. Use vocabulary: molecular structure & molecular speed

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Block: C
Conclusion questions #1-10 lab report mass melting in zip lock bag

Monday, December 3, 2012
Block: B
Finish chapter outline pages 62-67.  Stop at page 67.  Use your textbook at 
home.

Monday, December 3, 2012
Block: C
Tan handout read page 164 & complete table on back

Monday, December 3, 2012
Block: D, A
Passage peer response Warming Temperatures due Tuesday

Friday, November 30, 2012
Block: C
Passage peer response plasma due Monday

Friday, November 30, 2012
Blocks: A, B
Complete 10 flashcards
1. Law of Conservation of Energy
2. Melting
3. Freezing
4. Vaporization
5. Evaporation
6. Boiling
7. Boiling Point
8. Condensation
9. Sublimation
10. Thermal Energy

Friday, November 30, 2012
Block: D
From your States of Matterlab practical OR Multiple Choice Test, pick 3
questions that you found the hardest and pick 2 questions that you found the
easiest.  
  1. Three easy questions
       a. Explain why you got it right
       b. Why you found it easy to learn it?
  
  2. Three hard questions
       a. Explain why you got it wrong
       b. Why you found it hard to learn it?
       c. What will you do so you won't get it wrong next time?

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Block: D
Complete 10 flashcards
1. Law of Conservation of Energy
2. Melting
3. Freezing
4. Vaporization
5. Evaporation
6. Boiling
7. Boiling Point
8. Condensation
9. Sublimation
10. Thermal Energy

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Block: C
Pink handout 6 questions Characteristic vs. Physical Properties.
1. Look up characteristic properties in your textbook & write its definition
2. Is the property of mass a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
3. Is the property of volume a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
4. Is the property of weight a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
5. Is the property of denisity a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
6. How is a characteristic property useful?  What is its purpose?

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Blocks: A, B
From your States of Matterlab practical OR Multiple Choice Test, pick 3
questions that you found the hardest and pick 2 questions that you found the
easiest.  
  1. Three easy questions
       a. Explain why you got it right
       b. Why you found it easy to learn it?
  
  2. Three hard questions
       a. Explain why you got it wrong
       b. Why you found it hard to learn it?


Weds, November 28, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Pink handout 6 questions Characteristic vs. Physical Properties.
1. Look up characteristic properties in your textbook & write its definition
2. Is the property of mass a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
3. Is the property of volume a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
4. Is the property of weight a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
5. Is the property of denisity a characteristic property?  Why or why not?
6. How is a characteristic property useful?  What is its purpose?

Weds, Nov 28, 2012
Block C
Finish your Directed Reading Graphic Organizer pages 62-67 in Matter Book. See
the graphic organizer linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Yellow handout double sided: 
   Page 3 Power from Fluids answer 2 questions
   Page 82 Compressible Gases answer 6 math problems

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Block: C
Directed Reading Graphic Organizer pages 62-67 in Matter Book. See the graphic
organizer linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents"

Monday, November 26, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
  Study for Lab Practical Test tomorrow
    1. Flashcards
    2. States of Matter "Molecular Structure Molecular Speed" poster
    3. Notes section of your white science binder
    4. Study Wikis - follow "link to Wiki" from this teacher page and log-in 
       as RMS8science, password RMS8science.  Study the "Project Wikis."

Monday, November 26, 2012
Block: C
Yellow handout double sided: 
   Page 3 Power from Fluids answer 2 questions
   Page 82 Compressible Gases answer 6 math problems

Weds, November 21, 2012
Blocks A, B, C, D
Enjoy Thanksgiving break!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Blocks A, B, C, D 
Prepare for TKM - see you in the auditorium/ movie theater!

Monday, November 19, 2012
Blocks A, B, C, D
Study for test tomorrow using your flashcards & note section in your white
science binder
Multiple choice & lab practical 

Friday, November 16, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Study flashcards - all of them back to mass, weight, volume & density. 
Clicker quiz on Monday.

Friday, November 16, 2012
Block: C
Drop Chalk Lab Report conclusion questions #1-10 due Tuesday, Final typed
draft due Tuesday.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Anticipation Guide States of Matter: Right side Evidence. Use your textbook at
home.  Write the page # and Paragraph number for the 15 statements. If you
need it, see it linked to my teacher page under, HW documents.  This counts as
2 HW assignments because it's really important.  

Weds, November 14, 2012
Block: B
No HW tonight

Weds, November 14, 2012
Block: C
Plasma presentation.  Spend 20 minutes updating your plasma research.  Don't
forget to include your web page credit.

Weds, November 14, 2012
Blocks: A, D
Blue handout double sided

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Which is easier to hold in your hand: a small rock with a volume of 100 mL or
water with a volume of 100 mL?  Why?  Write at least 5 sentences.
         FCAs
             1. Use the two criteria of states of matter (50 points)
             2. Accuracy (30 points)
             3. At least 5 sentences long (perhaps add a visual?) (20 points)

Monday, November 12, 2012
Veterans Day - No school

Friday, November 9, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
   1) Finish your States of Matter Poster, if you did not finish it in class.
      Use pages 44-48 in your book to help you.
                Poster FCAs
                      1. Criteria: Definite Shape? Definite Volume?
                      2. List 3 Examples
                      3. Draw Molecular Structure
                      4. Draw Molecular Speed
                     
   2) Enjoy the LONG weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Blocks: C, D
Use your textbook pages 44-48 at home & today's white handout
   1. Write 1/4 page: Describe a solid + sketch it
   2. Write 1/4 page: Describe a liquid + sketch it
   3. Write 1/4 page: Describe a plasma + sketch it

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Blocks: A, B
Write a story about how it would feel to be a 1)solid, 2)liquid and 3)gas.
        FCAs
             1) Accuracy: Use criteria of states of matter (34 points)
             2) Length: write at least one-page total (33 points)
             3) Completeness: include all three states of matter - solid,
                liquid, gas (33 points)

Weds, November 7, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Finish all sections of the Directed Reading Graphic Organizer with your
textbook at home.
Flash Card Words:
1. Solid
2. Liquid
3. Gas
4. Viscosity
5. Fluid
6. Plasma
7. Precision Lines
8. Significant Figures

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Voting day - no school today.  See you tomorrow.

Monday, November 5, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
From your lab practical OR Multiple Choice Test, pick 3 questions that you
found the hardest and pick 2 questions that you found the easiest.  
  1. Three easy questions
       a. Explain why you got it right
       b. Why you found it easy to learn it?
  
  2. Three hard questions
       a. Explain why you got it wrong
       b. Why you found it hard to learn it?

Friday, November 2, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Final Density Report due tomorrow 

Weds, October 31, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
1. Continue to study for Lab Practical test
2. Continue to write report rough draft.  Final draft due Friday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Block C
Archimedes Buoyancy Report - Final draft due November 1
Paragraph 1 = Introduction (Monday)
Paragraph 2 = How my object works (Monday)
Paragraph 3 = Apply Archimedes Buoyancy Principle-how it applies to my object 
Paragraph 4 = Conclusion (Weds)
        Final Draft due November 1


Monday, October 29, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
It's really important to keep up with the projects' deadlines.  Remember you
can handwrite the 
rough draft paragraphs, even if you lose power at home.  See you at school on
Tuesday.

Friday, October 26, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Paragraph 1 (intro),  paragraph 2 (write about graph & data table) & paragraph
3 (buoyancy of 
your object).  Due Monday.

Friday, October 26, 2012
Block C
Archimedes Buoyancy Report - Final draft due Weds, Oct 31
Paragraph 1 = Introduction (Monday)
Paragraph 2 = How my object works (Monday)
Paragraph 3 = Apply Archimedes Buoyancy Principle applies to my object (Weds)
Paragraph 4 = Conclusion (Weds)
        Final Draft due Weds, Oct 31

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
Block  C
Research your buoyancy object to determine how Archimedes Principle applies to 
it.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Finish data table, graph & write first paragraph due tomorrow.

Weds, Oct 24, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Continue to work on project.  Cut object in half, if you haven't already.  On
Thurs, you should have 
completed your data table on mass and volume of your whole & pieces of your
object PLUS 
graphing it by hand (or Excel) graph.  
   1. Break object if needed
   2. Write paragraph 1 intro of essay
   3. If you have extra time, view this Buoyancy Video
      http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=76849

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Density Buoyancy Project - see assignment sheet linked to this teacher page
under, HW Documents
  1) Pick your 
          Role (newspaper reporter, water molecule, boat captain, etc)
          Audience (to whom are you speaking = who cares about it?
          Format (5 paragraph report, with data table)
          Topic (density buoyancy)
  2) Select your object and bring it in (C block = know the boat's weight)
  3) Be ready to measure & calculate the density of your object
  4) Be ready to cut your object in two pieces by tomorrow night


Monday, Oct 22, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Candle Floating Sinking Density Dot Diagram.  See example linked to my teacher
page under, "HW documents" 
   FCAs
     1. Draw density dot diagram of the candle floating in fresh water and
        sinking in rubbing alcohol
     2. Write your buoyancy rule, from your yellow handout

Friday, Oct 19, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Finish your candles floating/sinking density dot diagram. Due Monday. 
   FCAs
     1. Draw density dot diagram of the candle floating in fresh water and
        sinking in rubbing alcohol
     2. Write your buoyancy rule, from your yellow handout
  
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Bright orange handout (or lousy Block A white handout) both sides pages 3-4. 
Due tomorrow 

Weds, Oct 17, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C
Layering Liquids Lab Report conclusion questions #1-10.  See the lab report
linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Weds, Oct 17, 2012
Blocks: D
Layering Liquids Lab Report conclusion questions #1-10.  See the lab report
linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
#1-7 Density Blue handout due tomorrow

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Block: C
Purple handout both sides density pp. 75-76

Monday, October 15, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Finish your density dot diagram poster from class.  See Skitch picture of
cylinder density dot diagram started in class linked to my teacher page under,
HW Documents.
   1. Write a rule to explain why the brass cylinder is heavier than the
      aluminum cylinder
   2. Finish drawing your density dot diagram inside the cylinders.
   3. Due Tuesday in class

Friday, October 12, 2012
Blocks: D, C
Lab Report final copy due Monday in class.  Finish it for HW (sorry to have HW
over the weekend).  See lab report template linked to my teacher page under,
HW Documents.  Follow your conclusion paragraphs writing maps - conclusion
writing maps are linked to the teacher page under, HW documents, in case you
need them.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Blocks: A, B
Lab Report due Monday half way through class.  You will have about 20 minutes
to finish.  Please work on your lab report so that you just have the
conclusion to finish in class.   See lab report template linked to my teacher
page under, HW Documents.  Follow your conclusion paragraphs writing maps -
conclusion writing maps are linked to the teacher page under, HW documents, in
case you need them.


Thursday, October 11, 2012
Blocks: C, D
Lab Report Conclusion Questions #1 - 10. Draw #3 on a separate piece of paper.
 Write a rough draft of the conclusion paragraphs - use the writing map. See
the lab report and conclusion writing maps linked to this teacher page under,
"HW Documents."

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Blocks: A, B
Lab Report Conclusion Questions #1 - 8. Draw #3 on a separate piece of paper.
 See the lab report and linked to this teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Weds, October 10, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Lab Report Conclusion Questions #1 - 3.  Stop after #3.  Draw #3 on a separate
piece of paper.  See the lab report linked to this teacher page under, "HW
Documents."

Weds, October 10, 2012
Block: C
Lab Report Conclusion Questions #1 - 10. Draw #3 on a separate piece of paper.
 See the lab report linked to this teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Blocks: A, B
Answer these 3 questions about the graduated cylinder.  See a picture of a
graduated cylinder linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."
1. What are the precision lines on the graduated cylinder?  How did you
   figure this out?
2. What are the significant figures on the graduated cylinder?  How did you
   figure this out?
3. What is the difference between the precision lines & the significant
   figures on the graduated Cylinder?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Block D
Volume white handout 5 questions
Volume #3 Questions
1. How do you find the volume of liquid in a graduated cylinder?
2. What are the units of the volume of liquid in a graduated cylinder?
3. How do you find the volume of the rectangle (3 meters wide x 2 meters
   length x 1 meter height)
4. Which do you prefer, to find volume by calculating it, or to find volume
   by reading a graduated cylinder?  Why?
5. Why are units important when you find the volume of an object?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Block C
Lab Report Conclusion Questions #1 - 3.  Stop after #3.  Draw #3 on a separate
piece of paper.  See the lab report linked to this teacher page under, "HW
Documents."


Monday, October 8, 2012
No School = Columbus Day Holiday

Friday, Oct 5, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
No HW - enjoy the LOOOONG weekend

Friday, Oct 5, 2012
Block: C
Finish Blue sheet - find density page 13.  Be ready to finish your lab data
table on Tuesday.  Also enjoy the LOOOONG weekend.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
Block: D
Explain why density stays the same when we cut the clay into pieces.
 FCAs
  1. Draw a picture, using the density dot diagram model from class (33points)
  2. Write a half a page to explain your answer (33 points)
  3. Use the unit-rate formula of mass/volume in your explanation 34 points)

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
Blocks: A
Back side of yesterday's orange handout: Density

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
Block: B 
No HW due to assembly

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
Block: C
Finish blue graphing problems & questions on the back.  You worked on it
during class - please finish it for HW

Weds, Oct 3, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Orange handout: Just the Car & Brick side 4 density problems

Weds, Oct 3, 2012
Block: C
Orange handout: both sides - density problems


Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
Block C
From your lab practical OR Multiple Choice Test, pick 3 questions that you
found the hardest and pick 2 questions that you found the easiest.  
  1. Three easy questions
       a. Explain why you got it right
       b. Why you found it easy to learn it?
  
  2. Three hard questions
       a. Explain why you got it wrong
       b. Why you found it hard to learn it?

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
Block D
See Density notes from class linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."
Calculate 2 density problems from class:
1) Mass = 12 grams
   Volume = 6 mL

2) Volume = 5 Cubic Centimeters
   Mass = 10 grams

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
Blocks: A, B
Pink handout 4 questions Rock & Bench Volume
1. How could you find the volume of a pebble?
2. How could you find the volume of a rectangular bench that measures 5
   meters width, 3 meters height, 4 meters length?
3. List three examples where you would need to know an object's volume.
4. Explain why you need to know the volume of your three examples.  

Monday, Oct 1, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
From your lab practical, pick 3 questions that you found the hardest and pick
2 questions that you found the easiest.  
  1. Three easy questions
       a. Explain why you got it right
       b. Why you found it easy to learn it?
  
  2. Three hard questions
       a. Explain why you got it wrong
       b. Why you found it hard to learn it?

Friday, Sept 28, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the weekend!  No HW

Thurs, Sept 27, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Lab Practical Test tomorrow, especially precision & significant figures
1. Anticipation Guide (blue)
2. Flash Cards
3. Book pages 22-25
4. Measuring Length - white sheet
5. Pink "What's the Matter"
6. Lab Report corrections
7. Green, "What's the Matter" handout
8. Mass & Weight Moon Walk
9. Matter Flowchart


Weds, Sept 26, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Study for Multiple Choice Test (tomorrow) & Lab Practical (Friday)
1. Anticipation Guide (blue)
2. Flash Cards
3. Book pages 22-25
4. Measuring Length - white sheet
5. Pink "What's the Matter"
6. Lab Report corrections
7. Green, "What's the Matter" handout
8. Mass & Weight Moon Walk
9. Matter Flowchart

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012
Block B
Measuring Length just page 5 White handout.  Complete it based on precision of
the ruler and its related significant figures.  Just page 5 due tomorrow.
 See the white handout linked to my teacher page under, HW Documents.

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012
Blocks: A, D
Is Shadow Matter? Write at least a 1/2 page to explain what you think. Is
shadow matter?  Support your answer with what you know about matter.
      FCA's
           1. Length = 1/2 page (33 points)
           2. Use criteria of matter (33 points)
           3. State your opinion & support it with evidence(34 points)

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012
Block C
Finish writing parts whole from writing map & graphic organizer.  

Monday, Sept 24, 2012
Blocks: D, A
Measuring Length just page 5 White handout.  Complete it based on precision of
the ruler and its related significant figures.  Just page 5 due tomorrow.
 See the white handout linked to my teacher page under, HW Documents.


Monday, Sept 24, 2012
 Blocks B
Is Shadow Matter? Write at least a 1/2 page to explain what you think. Is
shadow matter?  Support your answer with what you know about matter.
      FCA's
           1. Length = 1/2 page (33 points)
           2. Use criteria of matter (33 points)
           3. State your opinion & support it with evidence(34 points)

Monday, Sept 24, 2012
Block C
Complete the function of the parts whole graphic organizer. 
    1. What is the function of the helium mass?
    2. What is the function of the helium volume?
See class notes linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Friday, Sept 21, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the weekend!  No HW

Thursday, Sept 20, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Pink Handout, "What's the Matter?"  Draw 4 sketches, one for each paragraph. 
Due tomorrow.  See the pink handout linked to my teacher page under, HW 
Documents.

Thursday, Sept 20, 2012
Block: C
Measuring Length & Liquids: White handout.  Complete it based on precision of
the instruments and its related significant figures.  Both sides due tomorrow.
 See the white handout linked to my teacher page under, HW Documents.

Weds, Sept 19, 2012
Block: C
Volume #3 Questions
1. How do you find the volume of liquid in a graduated cylinder?
2. What are the units of the volume of liquid in a graduated cylinder?
3. How do you find the volume of the rectangle (3 meters wide x 2 meters
   length x 1 meter height)
4. Which do you prefer, to find volume by calculating it, or to find volume
   by reading a graduated cylinder?  Why?
5. Why are units important when you find the volume of an object?

Weds, Sept 19, 2012
Block: D
White handout Mass vs. Weight calculate your weight on different planets.  See
the "Planet Weight" handout linked to my teacher page under, HW Documents. 
Due tomorrow.

Weds, Sept 19, 2012
Blocks; A, B
Write #1 through #8 of the writing map: compare contrast. Due tomorrow in
class.  See the graphic organizer & writing map linked to my teacher's page
under, "HW Documents."

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012
Blocks: A, B
Blue (or white) handout Mass vs. Weight calculate your weight on different
planets.  Due tomorrow.

Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012
Block: D
Write #1 through #4 of the writing map: compare contrast mass vs. weight. Stop
at #4 because we will finish it tomorrow in class.  See the graphic organizer
& writing map linked to my teacher's page under, "HW Documents."

Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012
Block: C
Write #1 through #8 of the writing map: compare contrast digital scale versus
manual scale.  Due tomorrow in class.  See the graphic organizer & writing map
linked to my teacher's page under, "HW Documents."
 
Monday, Sept 17, 2012
Blocks: A, B, D
Write 5 Differences on your Purple Compare Contrast graphic organizer,
including the In Regards to category & the details (complete all 3 columns). 
You will present your 5 differences to your group at the beginning of class
tomorrow.  See the Compare Contrast Graphic Organizer linked to my teacher
page under, "HW Assignments."

Monday, Sept 17, 2012
Block: C
Write #1 through 4 of the writing map: compare contrast digital scale versus
manual scale.  Stop at #4 because we will finish it tomorrow in class.  See
the graphic organizer & writing map linked to my teacher's page under, "HW
Documents."

Friday, Sept 14, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the weekend - no Homework

Thursday, Sept 13, 2012
Block B
Weight vs. Mass Lab Report due.  See it linked to my teacher page under, "HW
Documents."  With scissors, cut your data table & tape it onto your printed
lab report.  You should have completed the rough draft of the lab report in
class & now you are typing the final draft.  Due tomorrow in class - up to
conclusion questions.  We will finish the conclusion paragraph in class 
tomorrow.

THursday, Sept 13, 2012
Blocks A, D
Weight vs. Mass Lab Report due.  See it linked to my teacher page under, "HW
Documents."  With scissors, cut your data table & tape it onto your printed
lab report.  You should have completed the rough draft of the lab report in
class & now you are typing the final draft.  Due tomorrow in class.

Thursday, Sept 13, 2012
Block C
Yellow handout probe, "Magnets in Water."  Due tomorrow.  Write at least 4
sentences to explain your answer.  See it linked to my teacher page under, "HW
Documents."

Weds, Sept 12, 2012
Block: A
Answer Lab Report Questions #2-10 See Lab Report linked to my teacher page
under, "HW Documents."

Weds, Sept 12, 2012
Blocks: B, D
Answer Lab Report Questions #2-10 AND write conclusion paragraph (only the
paragraph).  Use your conclusion handouts from your science binder to help you
write it.  See the conclusion handouts and Lab Report linked to my teacher
page under, "HW Documents."

Weds, Sept 12, 2012
Block: C
Weight vs. Mass Lab Report due.  See it linked to my teacher page under, "HW
Documents."  With scissors, cut your data table & tape it onto your printed
lab report.  You should have completed the rough draft of the lab report in
class & now you are typing the final draft.  Due tomorrow in class.

Tuesday, Sept 11, 2012
Blocks: B, D
Choose an image from my Flickr account or from your camera or from a google
image.  In Flickr, comment the answer, otherwise you can write it down on
paper or e- write it. 
      Answer there 4 questions:
        1. What is the precision of the instrument?
        2. List its significant figures
        3. What is the name of the instrument
        4. Does the instrument measure mass or weight?

Tuesday, Sept 11, 2012
Block C
Write conclusion paragraph (only the paragraph).  Use your conclusion handouts
from your science binder to help you write it.  See the conclusion handouts
linked to my teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Tuesday, Sept 11, 2012
Block A
Page 2 green handout: answer these 8 questions:
1. How do scientists describe matter:
2. How can you demonstrate that a piece of chalk has mass?
3. How can you demonstrate that helium takes up space?
4. Are you matter? Why or why not?
5. Can you see all kinds of matter?
6. Is light from a fire matter?
7. Does everything that you can see fit the definition for matter?
8. List five things (not already listed in the green handout) that are matter.

Monday, Sept 10, 2012
Blocks: A, C, D
Diamante Poem purple sheet - Mass vs. Weight.  See the purple handout linked
to this teacher page under, "HW Documents."

Monday, Sept 10, 2012
Block B
Choose an image from my Flickr account or from your camera or from a google
image.  In Flickr, comment the answer, otherwise you can write it down on
paper or e- write it. 
      Answer there 4 questions:
        1. What is the precision of the instrument?
        2. List its significant figures
        3. What is the name of the instrument
        4. Does the instrument measure mass or weight?


Friday, Sept 7
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the weekend - No Homework

Thursday, Sept 6
Blocks: A, B, D
Why do we use a balance scale to measure mass but a spring scale to measure
weight?
   FCAs
     1. Length: 1/2 page writing = 33 points
     2. Sketch:   33 Points
     3. Accuracy: 34 points

Thursday, Sept 6
Block C
 Choose an image from my Flickr account or from your camera or from a google
image.  In Flickr, 
comment the answer, otherwise you can write it down on paper or e- write it. 
Answer there 4 
questions:
1. What is the precision of the instrument?
2. List its significant figures
3. What is the name of the instrument
4. Does th instrument measure mass or weight?


Weds, Sept 5
Block D, A
Green handout visualization:
draw 6 sketches, one for each section so that you have 6 small drawings in the
margin.  You don't have to answer the questions on the back - we'll do them in
class together. See green handout linked to my teacher page under, HW 
Documents.

Weds, Sept 5
Block B
A vet wants to weigh a new patient: a bull dog puppy.  The puppy is too scared
to stand on the scale by himself and wants his owner to hold him while he's on
the scale.  How can the vet find the dog's weight if the owner stands on the
scale with the puppy?
           FCAs
               1. Length: write 1/2 page = 33 points
               2. Sketch your explanation = 33 points
               3. Give examples with numbers = 34 points of "weight by
                  difference"


Weds, Sept 5
Block C
Why do we use a balance scale to measure mass but a spring scale to measure
weight?
   FCAs
     1. Length: 1/2 page writing = 33 points
     2. Sketch:   33 Points
     3. Accuracy: 34 points

Tuesday, Sept 4
Blocks: A, C, D
A vet wants to weigh a new patient: a bull dog puppy.  The puppy is too scared
to stand on the scale by himself and wants his owner to hold him while he's on
the scale.  How can the vet find the dog's weight if the owner stands on the
scale with the puppy?
           FCAs
               1. Length: write 1/2 page = 33 points
               2. Sketch your explanation = 33 points
               3. Give examples with numbers = 34 points of "weight by
                  difference"

Tuesday, Sept 4
Block B
6 Flashcards from pages 22-27 in Chemical Building Blocks Text Book
1. Matter
2. Mass
3. Weight
4. Volume
5. Density
6. System International

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Enjoy the LONG weekend.  No HW.  See you on Tuesday.

Weds, August 29, 2012
Blocks: A, C, D
6 Flashcards from pages 22-27 in Chemical Building Blocks Text Book
1. Matter
2. Mass
3. Weight
4. Volume
5. Density
6. System International

Weds, August 29, 2012
Block B
No Homework tonight because of fire drill during class today.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Blocks: A, B, C, D
Return pink parent letter signed.  See this letter linked to HW documents on
this Teacher Page.

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