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Thank you for visiting the blog. You should find the most current information about what is going on in our class below.

 

 Week of May 14, 2018: 

 

Earsketch project- Final Review Project

Day 1-  Introduce the project.  Give out project guidelines and rubrics.  Listen to an example project. Taylor Wickline will introduce the earsketch program to students.
Day 2-3- Ask for student volunteers to share example songs that they have created so far.  Students will continue to work on the codes for their music. Once the music is created students can start adding lyrics.
Day 4-5-  Add lyrics to the songs using

*** Final project is due at the end of class on Monday, May 21.

When you are finished. . . Earsketch Project submission.  . . .COMPLETE THIS FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR ASSIGNMENT.

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Week of April 30, 2018: 

Monday-  

Bottle Rocket Final Design plan- group collaboration.  Bring all supplies by Wednesday to start construction.

 

Tuesday-

Straw Rocket Lab

 

Wedenesday & Thursday-

Bottle Rocket Consturction Days in class

 

Friday-  LAUNCH DAY

 

Week of April 23, 2018: 

 

Monday-  

Rocket Launch Simulation Challenge

 

Tuesday & Wednesday- 

Rocketry Research & Rocket Design Activity

 

 Thursday & Friday-

Internet Research to design your rocket

 

Quick links for online research:  

 ** We will build our rockets in class next week.  Make Sure you have your supplies in class on MONDAY to build.

 

 

Extension Activity- Rocekt Video Quest- www.discoveryeducation.com  Then follow the direction on your video sheet. 

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Week of March 19, 2018: 

 

Monday-  

Complete Sound notes and Organizer   Sound waves notes 2018 for blog.pdf 

Homework- Ghost Busters Activity

 

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Week of March 12, 2018: 

 

Monday-  

Light Virtual Learning Activities using Edusmart and PHET

Homework-  Complete Light and the EMS vocabulary organizer;  Use your textbook and/or this powerpoint to help you.   Light and Electromagnetic Spectrum Vocabulary -2.pdf 

 

Tuesday & Wednesday- 

Light and Color Lab Stations Activity  Light Stations 2017-18.pdf 

 

Thursday- 

Light Review and Sound intro Actvity

 

 Friday- 

 Sound Notes- Loudness, Amplitude and Frequencey  with Ghostly Noises Review sheet

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Week of March 5, 2018: 

Monday- 

1. Magnetism Draw it Out Activity.  Use this key to check your answers if you were not in class.  Magnets and Magnetism Draw it out notes for blog.pdf 

2. Electricity and Magnetism Study guide due on Tuesday.  Complete for homework.  Electricity and Magnetism Review booklet for blog.pdf  

 

 

Tuesday- 

 Electricty and Magnetism Review Day

1.  Review Study guide answers  Electricity and Magnetism Study Guide Answers for blog.pdf 

2.  Quizziz review game- https://join.quizizz.com/  GAME CODE: 901206

3. Jeopardy Review game https://jeopardylabs.com/play/electricity-magnetism-and-electro-magnetism 

4. Electricity and Magnetism Who Wants to be a Millionaire https://www.quia.com/rr/95479.html?AP_rand=1762773139&playHTML=1 

 

 

Wednesday -

 Electrcity and Magnetism Test

 

 

Thursday- 

 Transverse Wave Notes and Slinky Activity

 

 Friday- 

 The Electromagnetic Spectrum Video and Notes Organizer with review sheet

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Week of February 26th, 2018: 

 

Monday- 

Intro to Current Electricty-  Brainpop activities and conductors and insulators lab

 

Tuesday- 

Resistance and Voltage Straw Lab

  

Wednesday -

1. Complete Straw Lab

2. Electromagnetic Induction Leveled Text Article

 

Thursday- 

Electromagnet Lab

  

Friday- 

Magnetism Guided Inquiry Activities

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Week of February 12th, 2018: 

 

Monday- 

Intro to static electricity-  Static Electricity article and video with video notes

 

Tuesday- 

Conduction, Induction, & Friction

Homework- Finish Vocabulary Squares Activity

  

Wednesday -

Static Electricity Virtual Labs using PHET

 

Thursday- 

Static Electricty Hands on Labs

  

Friday- 

Static Electricity Summary Activity on USAtestprep

 

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Week of February 5th, 2018: 

 

Monday- 

The ups and downs of thermometers activity 

 

Tuesday- 

Conductors and Insulators lab

  

Wednesday -

no class due to high school field trip

Here is the key for the study guide if you get stuck on any questions :)  Heat and Energy Transfer study guide key.pdf 

 

 

Thursday- 

Review Day for Heat and Energy Transfer Test

Ways to study. . .

- Haves some one quiz you over your study guide

- USAtest prep questions (use your yellow log-in card)

- Play the Jeopardy Review game  

- Read over your warm-up questions and your notes in your interactive notesbook over Energy transfer and Heat. Summarize each page in your head before moving on to the next page.

  

 Friday- 

 Heat and Energy Transfer Test

 

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Week of January 29th, 2018:

 

Monday-

How is Thermal Energy Transferred?  Lab

 

Tuesday & Wednesday-

Heat and Thermal Energy Virtual investigation using Edusmart 

 

 

 

Thursday-

 

Thermal Expansion and how a thermometer works activity

 

 

 

Friday-

 

Conduction, Convection, Radiation Graphic Notes activity

 

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Week of January 22nd, 2018:

 

Monday-  

Begin Forms of Energy Foldable project.  The project is due Wednesday.

** PE & KE Quiz will be TOMORROW PE & KE Jeopardy Review Game

 

Tuesday- 

1. PE & KE Quiz

2.  Work on Forms of Energy Foldable

** Foldable due tomorrow.  Finish for homework.

 

Wednesday-

Energy Transformation Virtual Learning Activities

 

Thursday-

Energy Efficiency and Conversions

 

Friday-

Heat Energy Inquiry Lab

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Week of January 15th, 2018:

Tuesday- 

Today we will be applying the potential and kintic energy to a variety of situations.  We will have a quiz tomorrow over PE & KE and the Law of Conservation of Energy. If you would like an extra review session befor tomorrow's quiz come to Success Block today to play the Jeopardy Review Game with us or you can play at home using this link.  PE & KE Jeopardy Review Game

 

Wednesday-

1. PE & KE Quiz

2.  Begin Forms of Energy Foldable Project

 

Thursday-

Forms of Energy Foldable Project work day 

* Foldable due on FRIDAY.  Finish for homework if you were unable to finish in class.

 

Friday-

Energy Transformation Virtual Lab

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Week of January 8th, 2018:

Tuesday- 

Today we started a new unit on Energy.   In class you have the whole period to complete the edusmart module on Potential and Kinetic Energy. These notes will be used as we do actvitities during the rest of the week. So if you do not finish them in class finish them for homework tonight. The log-in info is printed on your notes booklet if you forget it.

 

Wednesday-

Today we will review our notes from yesterday and then apply them to complete the first of our labs for this unit.

 

Thursday-

Today we will do a virtual simulation called Energy Skate Park PHET.  We will look at how energy is transfered from Potential to Kinetic Energy and how this relates to the Law of Conservation of Energy.

 

 

 

 

 

Week of 12/11- 

Its a crazy week b/c of the snow days but we have  test on Monday 12/18.  We will spend the week wrapping up the unit in preparation for the test. Please check your study guide using the key on the blog if you were not in class on Friday 12/15.   Motion Study Guide-key.docx 

 

Monday- 12/4

Complete the Zombie Motion Graphing Activity

  

Tuesday- 12/5 

Velocity Graphing Stories 

HOMEWORK- Study for quiz over Speed, Velocity, and Graphing Quiz that is on Wednesday

 

Wednesday- 12/6

1. Speed, Velocity, and Graphing quiz

2.  Edusmart Forces and Acceleration

 

Thursday- 12/7

Acceleration Brainpop notes and activities

 

Friday- 12/8

How does gravity accelerate objects motion?

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Monday- 11/13

 Phet Forces and Motion Simulation Lab

  

Tuesday & Wednesday- 11/14 & 11/15

Friction Activities 

HOMEWORK on TUESDAY- Force Diagrams practice

  

Thursday & Friday- 11/16 & 11/17

 Gravitiy Activities

 

** Forces Assessment on Friday at the end of class.  Make sure your notebook is organized!!

 

FORCES QUIZLET-  https://quizlet.com/242279736/forces-flash-cards/ 

 

 

 

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Monday- 11/6 

Chemical and Physical Changes test

  

Tuesday- NO SCHOOL

 

Wednesday- 11/8

Force and Motion Edusmart Module-  

lms.edusmart.com

ID and Password: stu.palmerms  District: Cobb County

 

Thursday & Friday- 11/9-11/10

Exploring Forces Lab

FORCES QUIZLET-  https://quizlet.com/242279736/forces-flash-cards/ 

 

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Monday & Tuesday- 10/30-10/31

1. Law of Conservation of Mass Lab activities 

  

Wednesday & Thursday- 11/1- 11/2

1. Signs of Chemical Reactions Labs and organizer

2. Vocabulary Review Activity

 

Friday- 11/3

Review day for Chemical and Physical Changes test on Monday

- Quizlet Review for test https://quizlet.com/239546579/chemical-and-physical-changes-flash-cards/ 

- Study Guide Answer Key   Physical & Chemical Changes Study Guide ANSWER KEY.docx 

 

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Monday- 10/23 

1. Atoms and the Periodic Table Test (postponed until today due to shortened classes last week)

2.  Physical and Chemical Changes Booklet (FINISH FOR HOMEWORK)

  

Tuesday- 10/24

Bill Nye Chemical Reactions and activity

 

Wednesday- 10/25

 Edusmart Module-  Chemical Reactions

lms.edusmart.com

ID and Password: stu.palmerms  District: Cobb County

 

Thursday- 10/26

Discovering the Law of Conservation of Matter Lab

 

Friday- 10/27

Balancing Chemical Equations Skittles activity

 

 

 

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Reminder:  This week is conference week and our classes are only 30 minutes long :)

Monday & Tuesday- 10/16 & 10/17

 

Edusmart module- Periodic Table  

** The website ID and password are on the paper you got at your conference this week.

 

Atoms and the Periodic Table Test on FRIDAY 

 

 Wednesday- 10/18 

Who Am I? Review Activity

  

Thursday- 10/19

 Study guide and in class review day 

 

Friday- 10/12 

 Atoms and the Periodic Table Test

 

 

 

 

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Monday- 10/9 

 

1. Jog your memory Review activity

 

2.  Atomic Basics Independant Assessment

 

Homework-  Periodic Table Scavengerhunt DUE ON WEDNESDAY at the begining of class

 

 

 

Tuesday- NO CLASS DUE TO PSAT

 

Wednesday- 10/10

 

Metals and Nonmetals activity and notes

 

  

 

Thursday- 10/11

Getting to Know the periodic table color coding activity

 

Friday- 10/12

 

 Periodic Table Edusmart Module

 

 

 

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Monday- 10/2 

Begin new unit-  Atoms and the Periodic Table Unit

1. Atoms Brainpop

2.  Atoms Foldable Notes and Diagram

Make sure you have turned in all missing assignments before Friday.  If you have lost your first copy, it is your responsibilty to get a second copy out of the "While you were out" File box and redo it.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday- 10/3-10/4

1. Build an Atom Phet Simulation Lab 

2.  Extra credit opportunity offered. . . Element Research activity

Extra credit is due by Friday if you want it to be factored into the First Quarter Grade

  

Thursday & Friday- 10/5-10/6

 Atomic Math Activities

 

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Monday- 9/18

 

Begin new unit-  Physical Properties notes and puzzle

 

Quiz on Friday over Physical & Chemical Properties Vocab

 

  

 

Tuesday- 9/19

 

Twizzler Physical Properties Lab

 

  

 

Wednesday- 9/20

 

Density Lab 

 

  

 

Thursday-9/21

 

Chemical Properties Demos and Notes

 

Study tonight!! Chemical and Physical Properties Vocab Quiz Tomorrow

 

 

 

 Friday- 9/22

 

Review Activty

Chemical and Physical Properties Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday- 9/13

Sublimation demos and Classifying Phases changes review

Homework- Complete Study Guide!  Test moved to FRIDAY :)

 

Thursday-9/14

1. Review Study Guide answers

2. Quizizz Reveiew Game

STUDY FOR TEST TOMRROW!!

  

 Friday- 9/15

 States and Changes of Matter Test

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Tuesday- 9/5

1. States of Matter Doodle Note Review

2. States of Matter Check for Understanding Review Quiz

  

Wednesday- 9/6

1. Study Jams- Water Cycle

2.  Phases Changes Directed Reading

3.  Extra Credit opportunity-  Molecules on the Move

Homework- complete directed reading, extra credit due tomorrow

 

Thursday-9/7

Phase Changes Demos with Phase Changes Diagram Activity

  

 Friday- 9/8

 Phase Changes Slushy lab 

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Monday- 8/21

 Eclipse day!

Bill Nye- Atoms and Molecules

Test on Friday over Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures

  

Tuesday- 8/22

 Extension and Remediation day. . . Students will get back all graded work for E, C, M.  Students then will either complete an extension lab or a E, C, M review based on previous coursework grades.

  

Wednesday- 8/23

 Solutions PHet Activity 

Homework- complete study guide for homework

  

Thursday-8/24

 E,C, &M review day

Quizlet Review games- Measurement and Matter Terms to Know 

 E,C, & M Test tomorrow.  Study tonight!!

 

 Friday- 8/25

 E, C, & M Test today!

 

 

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Monday- 8/14

Properties of Matter Vocab Activity

Homework-  Complete Elements, Compounds, Mixtures Vocab activity

 

Tuesday- 8/15

Elements, Compounds, Mixtures Sort Activty 

 

Wednesday- 8/16

Identifying Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Lab stations

 

Thursday-8/17

Complete Idnetifying Elements, Compounds, and Mixutres Lab

Homework- Classifying Matter Review Sheet

 

Friday- 8/18

Separating Mixtures Virtual Lab

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Monday- 8/7

1. Organize Science INB

2.  Issue Science textbooks

3.  Measuring Matter Textbook Scavenger Hunt

Homework-  Complete Measuring Matter Textbook Scavenger Hunt

 

Tuesday- 8/1

Measuring Matter Cheat Sheet 

 

Wednesday- 8/2

Review Measurement Skills and Begin Measuring Matter Lab stations

Homework-  Use resources in your INB (iteractive notebook) to start review for our quiz on Friday

 

Thursday-8/3

Complete Measuring Matter Lab

Homework- Review for Matter and Measurement Quiz  that will be tomorrow

 

Friday- 8/4

Measuring Matter Quiz

Types of Matter Activity

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1st week of school 2017! First off I am SO glad you are joining our class! Here is a brief overview of our first week.

Monday- 7/31

How is Science Like A Puzzle Activity

Homework for the week-Make sure you have 1 large Spiral for class and bring it every day starting next Monday. 

 

Tuesday- 8/1

Cup Stacking Collaboration Challenge

 

Wednesday- 8/2

Double Stuffed Oreo C.E.R.

 

Thursday-8/3

What is Matter and What is not matter? Activity

 

Friday- 8/4

Measuring Matter Lab Stations

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April 27- May 18th:

We will be working on our Rocketry Unit.  This will be a performanced based project in which students will research, design, construct

and launch bottle rockets made out of 2 liter bottles.  Students may choose to work alone or colloboratively with no more than 3 other students.

Students are responsible for collecting ALL supplies to build thier rockets.  Most all supplies are suplies that they have at home or can be purchased

VERY inexpensively.   Rockets Research Project.docx 

 

Important Dates

 

Quick links for online research:

 

  

Week of April 10th:

Milestone Review all week.

Reminders: Milestone Bootcamp on Tuesday afteroons until 5:20.

Milestone Review Packet is due on April 26th.  We will work through some sections in class and you will work on some independantly. 

 

 

Week of March 20th:

 Monday 3/20-

 1.  Edusmart Module- Light

2.  USA tesprep Actvities-  Energy in Waves and Light

  

Tuesday 3/21 & 3/22-

 Light Learning Stations  Light stations for blog.ppt 

  

Thursday 3/23-

  Video Review:  Light & Introvideo:  Sound

*** If you are at LGPE for band make sure you get the missing work from Ms. Nix 

 

 Friday 3/24-

1. Sound: Pitch and Frequency

2. Ghost Sounds Activity

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Week of March 13th:

 Monday 3/13-

Magnetism Guided Inquiry Activities  Magnets and Magnetism Guided Inquiry Activities.ppt 

Homework:  Make sure spiral is in order for Magnets assessment tomorrow!  Assessment is open spiral.

  

Tuesday 3/14-

1. Magnets and Electromagnetism Assessment- Draw it activity

2.  Waves Interactive Textbook Activity

Homework: Complete Interactive Textbook Activity

  

Wednesday 3/15-

 Waves Notes and Brainpop activity

  

Thursday 3/16-

Wavy Motion Slinky lab

 

Friday 3/17-

1. EMS video from NASA with visual organzer

2. Great Vibrations Summary sheet

 

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Week of March 6th:

 Monday 3/6-

1.  Complete Circuits lab

2.  Disney Imagineering Electricity Review Video

Homework:  Complete the Electricity Study Guide  Electricity Review booklet.docx 

  

Tuesday 3/7-

Review day!

Homework: STUDY 

  

Wednesday 3/8-

 Electricity Test

  

Thursday 3/9-

Magnetism Introduction Day

 

 Friday 3/10-

Magnetism Guided Inquiry Activities 

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Week of February 27th:

Moday 2/27-

The Science Behind the Magic: Static Electricity Lab Station Activity

 

Tuesday 2/28-

1. Electric Circuits Booklet Activity

2.  Build a Simple Circuit and test different materials to determine if they are conductors or insulators

Homework: Charge It! homework sheet (green 1/2 sheet) 

 

Wednesday 3/1-

1.  Series and Parallel Circuits activity using online textbook my.hrw.com   (If doing this at home the ID and password is on your syllabi which should be glued in the front of your science spiral.)

 

2.  USAtestprep review  on Series and Parallel Circuits

       Account ID: palmerga

       Username: firstname.lastname

       Password: lunch#

 

Thursday 3/2-

Hands on Lab- Building Series and Parallel Circuits

 

Friday 3/3-

Electricity Video review and reinforcement activities

*** Test over Electricity is on Wednesday 3/8

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Week of February 13th:

Moday 2/13-

No class due to field trip 

 

Tuesday 2/14-

Review day for Heat Transfer test that is TOMORROW

Homework: STUDY  Study Guide Heat Transfer key.docx 

 

Wednesday 2/15-

1. Heat Transfer Test

2.  Static Electricity intro article

 

 

Thursday 2/16-

Bill Nye Static Electricity with notes and review sheet

 

Friday 2/17-

Balloon Static Electricity PHET Activity https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balloons 

John Travoltage PHET Activity https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/john-travoltage/latest/john-travoltage_en.html 

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Week of February 6th:

Moday 2/6-

Heat Transfer Edusmart Module 

 

Tuesday 2/7-

1. Complete and Review Edusmart Module

2.  Thermal Expansion and how a thermometer works

Homework: Heat Transfer Review questions (worksheet given out in class today); BRING COLORED PENCILS TOMORROW

 

Wednesday 2/8-

Conduction, Convection, and Radiation Graphic Notes activty

 

 

Thursday 2/9-

Popcorn Heat Transfer Lab

 

Friday 2/10-

1. Conductors and Insulators w/melting ice melting plate activity

Homework- Complete Heat Transfer Study guide due on TUESDAY.  We do not have class on Monday b/c of the high school feild trip!

 

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Week of January30th:

 Moday 1/30-

In class we finished the Simple Machines Virtual Investigation that we started on Friday. http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/Labs/Machines/index.html

Homework:  Complete Simple Machines Study Guide.  Test on 2/1 over Simple Machines.

 Simple Machines Study guide.doc 

 

Tuesday 1/31-

1. Review study guide.   Simple Machines Study guide- key.docx 

2.  Choose a study strategy:  create your own flashcards, rewrite the study guide, quiz a friend, use online review links.

Quizlet Link for online review: https://quizlet.com/_31zyxd 

3. Work with others who chose the same strategy to prepare for the test tomorrow.

Homework: STUDY FOR YOUR TEST.  It is TOMORROW :)

 

Wednesday 2/1-

1.  Simple Machines Test

2.  Intro Article: Heat and Temperature

 

Thursday 2/2-

1.  Heat Brainpop with activity

2.  Heat Transfer Inquiry Lab

 

Friday 2/3-

1.  Give back and go over Simple Machines Test

2.  Bill Nye Heat

3.  Heat Crossword Puzzle

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Week of January 24th:

Monday 1/23-

What is the scientific defintion of work?

-Work Notes and Work Calulation practice problems

Motion test retakes BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL TOMORROW!

 

Tuesday 1/24:

How do simple machines make work easier?

- Edumart Module- Simple Machines (the website link and direction are in the links on the left hand side of the blog)

Homework-  If you did not finish the module in class, finish it for homework

 

Wednesday 1/25 and Thursday 1/26:

Simple Machines Lab Station activities

 

Friday 1/27:

Simple Machines Virtual Investigation http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/Labs/Machines/index.html

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January 5-18:

Welcome back and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thursday- 

What is the difference between speed and velocity?  How do I explain the motion of an object be reading a graph?

1.  New Procedures and new warm-ups

2. Return Constant Velocity car lab and review what we already know about speed and velocity.

3.  Introduce Zombie Motion Lab

 

Friday & Wednesday-

Zombie Lab Data collection and annalysis

 

 

Thursday-  

Forces and Accleration Edusmart Module  https://lms.edusmart.com/edusmart/logon.aspx 

ID: lunch#  ; password: lunch# ; ID: Cobb

 

Friday-

Motion Graphing stories matching activity

 

 

Tuesday-

In class Review day!

 

Wednesday-

Motion Test: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

 

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Week of December 12-

Tuesday-

TEST TOMORROW OVER FORCES.  STUDY TONIGHT!

Review Games-

Socrative https://b.socrative.com/login/student/   Room Nix8

Jeopardy review- https://jeopardylabs.com/play/motion-force-and-friction2 

Quiziz- https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5846b6290a6a78381ceda46e 

 

 

Week of Decemeber 5

Monday-

Exploring Friction Activity

 

Tuesday-

1. Review Friction

2. Inertia Interactive Notes

 

Wednesday-

Inertia Lab

 

Thursday-

Force and Motion Web activities

1.  Edusmart - Force and Motion Module https://lms.edusmart.com/edusmart/logon.aspx 

2. Gravity and Weight http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html

3.  Friction and Driving http://fearofphysics.com/Friction/friction.html 

 

Friday-

1.Gravity Activities

2. Disney Imagineering: Gravity Video

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Week of Nov. 28

Monday-

Forces Exploration Lab

 

Tuesday-

1. Forces Exploration Lab

2. Forces Notes

Homework- Dr. Birdley Tug of War

 

Wednesday-

PHET Tug or War Simulation https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/forces-and-motion-basics/latest/forces-and-motion-basics_en.html 

 

Thursday-

What are force diagrams and how do they show the movement of objects?

 

 Friday-

Forces Video Review with video questions

 

Week of Nov. 14

Monday-

Energy Conversions Review day. . .

1. Finish Energy Conversions Lab Stations

2. Energy Conversions Review Booklet- page 50 in your spiral

Homework- Forms of Energy & Energy Conversions Study Guide

 

Tuesday-

In class review day. . .

1. Go over answers to the study guide

2.  Interactive Review games

 

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/5826bc8a93ab9d9777b81296

Homework- Study Forms of Energy & Energy Conversions Study Guide and play review games to prepare for our test tomorrow

 

 

Wednesday-

1. Forms of Energy & Energy Conversions Test

2. Newton's 3 Laws Reading Activity (If you do not finish this in class it needs to be finished for homework)

 

Thursday-

1. Introduce our new unit on Forces

2. Begin Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs- This video introduces Isaac Newton and his discovery of his 3 Laws

 

 Friday-

1.  Return and Review Energy Forms and  Conversions Test

2. Finish watching Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs

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Week of Nov. 7

Monday-

Forms of energy foldable.  We started this on Friday.  If you did not turn it in today, you need to finish this for HOMEWORK before you come to class on Wednesday. Forms of Energy Foldable .jpg 

 

 

Wednesday-

Forms and Transformation of energy card sort and conversion activity- page 49 and 50 in your spiral

 

Thursday-

Energy Conversions Virtual Lab https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/energy-forms-and-changes 

 

 Friday-

Energy Conversion Hands-on Lab

 

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Week of October 31:

 

Monday-

 Extension/Remediation day:  Make up missing work OR learn about the science behind Haunted House

PE & KE Quiz on Wednesday

 

 Tuesday-

 Potential and Kinetic Energy Ball Bounce Lab

 PE & KE Quiz on Wednesday

  

Wednesday-

 PE & KE Quiz

HOMEWORK- finish Energy Reading activity

  

Thursday-

 Edusmart Module- Forms of Energy

 

 

Friday-

 Forms of Energy Mini-book or Foldable Activity

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Week of October 24:

Monday-

1. Potential and Kinetic Energy Quick Write

2. Potential and Kientic Energy video clip notes

 

Tuesday-

Potential and Kinetic Energy Rubber Band Inquiry Lab

HOMEWORK- COMPLETE LAB SUMMARY

 

Wednesday-

Adventures in Skating Virutal Lab https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/energy-skate-park-basics/latest/energy-skate-park-basics_en.html 

 

Thursday-

Pontential and Kinetic Energy Venn Diagram and Card sort activity

 

Friday-

Disney Imagineering Video: Energy with video quiz and review crossword

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Week of October 17th:

Edusmart info:

Website: lms.edusmart.com

Id: lunch #

password: lunch #

district: Cobb 

*** Students should have Activity 1 and 2 of the Potential and Kinetic Energy by Monday October 24.  

 

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Week of October 10:

Monday-

1.  Atomic Structure Task Cards

2.  Atomic Structure Review Quiz

 

Tuesday-

Edusmart Module on Periodic table

lms.edusmart.com  Id:luch#; pasword: lunch#;  district:Cobb 

 

Wednesday-

Getting to Know the Periodic Table Activity

FINISH FOR HOMEWORK IF YOU DID NOT FINISH IN CLASSES

 

Thursday-

Am- Adivisement Schedule- shortened classes

Metals and Nonmetals review notes and activity

 

Friday-

1. Groups of Elements Review

2.  Begin Alien Periodic Projet

 

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Week of October 3:

Monday-

1.  Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes Video review http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-study-of-matter/episodes/201 

2.  Work on Study guide for test on Wednesday.

HOMEWORK- COMPLETE STUDY GUIDE AND STUDY FOR YOUR TEST THAT WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY

 

Tuesday-

Review Games/Activities for test

 

http://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/57dcc88ffb8f919a1b104a37

http://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/57dcc717fb8f919a1b104a1b

 

HOMEWORK-STUDY FOR YOUR TEST 

 

Wednesday-

1.  Test on Physical and Chemical Properites and Changes

2.  Read Atoms article and complete Cornell Notes sheet.

 

Thursday-

Atoms Edusmart Activity

 

Friday-

Atoms Modeling Lab

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Week of September 19:

Monday-

 1.  Physical and Chemical Brainstorm Activity  Phy Chem changes brainstorm activity.docx 

Quiz on FRIDAY OVER PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND CHANGES

 

 Tuesday-

 Evidence of Chemical Changes Lab

 Quiz on Friday 

 

Wednesday-

1.  How the Cookie Crumbles Activity

2.  Law of Conservation of Mass Notes

Quiz on Friday  

 

Thursday-

1. Discovering the Law of Conservations of Mass Activity 

2.  Review for Quiz 

Quiz on Friday

 

Friday-

Quiz on Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes

 

 

Week of September 12:

Monday-

1.  Properties of Matter K.I.M. Vocabulary 

2.  Quizlet  (Click on Quizlet link on the left hand side of the screen and then Physical and Chemical Properties)

3.  Physical and Chemical properties practice  http://vital.cs.ohiou.edu/steamwebsite/downloads/ChangeLab.swf 

4.  Physical and Chemical Properties Jeopardy https://www.quia.com/cb/279325.html 

5.  Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes Battleship https://www.quia.com/ba/95885.html 

 

Tuesdsay-

 Twitzler Lab on Physical Properties

Homework-  Physical Properties Review Puzzle.docx 

 

Wednesday-

Rainbow Tube Challenge Lab

 

Thursday-

Chemical Properties Demos & Notes with review puzzle 

 

Friday-

Chemical Reactions Video w/ video notes

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Week of Septemember 5th:

Tuesday-

1. Virtual Phases of Water Virtual investigation-  Use the online textbook link in the upper left hand corner of your screen.

2.  Extension Activity-  PHET Simulation- https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/states-of-matter-basics  THIS ASSIGNMENT IS EXTRA CREDIT IF YOU COMPLETE IT :)  EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE ON FRIDAY!

Homework:  Is it a S, L, G, or P?

 

 

Wednesday-

  1. Changes of State Booklet and notes (If you need to review them again, they are attached on the calendar.  The notes sheet can also be found there.)

  2. Phase change demonstrations-  Regular Ice and Dry Ice

 Homework:  Review Molecular Motion Organizer and Changes in State Booklet for quiz on Friday

 

 Thursday- 

 1.  Phases of Matter Graphing Activity

2.  Dr. Birdley Phase changes review sheets

Homework:  Review Molecular Motion Organizer and Changes in State Booklet for quiz tomorrow

 

 Friday-

 1. Phases and Phase Changes Quiz

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Week of August 29th 

 

Monday-

 

Complete and go over study guide for test.

 

IF YOU NEED AN EXTRA COPY OF THE STUDY GUIDE OR NEED TO CHECK YOUR ANSWERS CLICK ON "HOMEOWORK AND EVENTS".

STUDY YOUR STUDY GUIDE FOR HOMEWORK.

 

 

 

Tuesday-

 

Interactive review games for the test tomorrow.

1. Quiziz

2. Socrative - Choose Student Login > Room: Nix 8

 

IF YOU NEED AN EXTRA COPY OF THE STUDY GUIDE OR NEED TO CHECK YOUR ANSWERS CLICK ON "HOMEOWORK AND EVENTS".

STUDY YOUR STUDY GUIDE FOR HOMEWORK.

 

 

Wednesday-

 

1. Matter Test

 

2. States of Matter article and notes

 

 

 

Thursday-

 

1.  States of matter card sort activitiy

2.  States of Matter Brainpop with notes

 

 

 

Friday-

 

1. Phases of Matter Video with video notes 

2.  Phases of Matter Human Modeling activity

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Week of August 22nd 

Monday-

1.  Complete Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Identification lab

2.  Practice identifying elements, compounds, and mixtures by looking at diagrams showing the atoms and molecules that make up the substance

*** If you need copies of the classwork sheet or the homework sheet click on the calendar in the upper right hand corner of the blog.

Homework: Elements, Compounds, Mixtures Practice sheet

QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY OVER MATTER and ELEMENTS, COMPOUNDS, and MIXTURES

 

Tuesday-

Separating Mixtures virtual lab (this will be practice for our hands on lab on Thursday)

QUIZ tomorrow over Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures

 

Wednesday-

1. Quiz over Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures

2.  Current event article- Separating Mixtures

 

Thursday-

1.  Disucuss water pollution and the real-life applications of separating mixtures http://waterislife.com/ ;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYTif9F188E 

2. Unpolluting Water Lab- pg. 708 in the textbook

 

Friday-

Begin reviewing for test by completing study guide for test next Wednesday

 

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Week of August 15th 

Monday-8/15

Today we took the S.L.O. for Physical Sciecne. This will be a pretest for the year.  It will not count as a grade for our class; however, you may see that the assignment appears in the gradebook.  Afterwards students finished their Matter Vocabulary and then had time to work on the Matter Extension activity.  This activity is EXTRA CREDIT and is due on Friday.  Metric Measurement Extension activities.docx 

Homework:  If you have not finished your vocabulary finish it. It is due tomorrow and will count as your first homework grade.  The Matter Quizlet is one of the links on the left hand side of the screen.  You can use the quizlet to help you finish and to help you study.  The test will be next week.  It never hurts to start studying now.  

 

Tuesday- 8/16

Today completed the Density Soda Lab to help us better understand density.

 

Wednesday-8/17

1. How big is an atom activity

2. Bill Nye Atoms and organzier

 

Thursday-8/18

Atoms Notes 

 

Friday-8/19 

Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Lab

 

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Week of August 8th 

Monday-8/8

Today we organized our science spiral.  Please make sure you brign your spiral to class every day.

Homework- you need to get your syllabus signed. Syllabus 2016 Physical Science.doc 

 

Tuesday- 8/9

Today we finished organizing our science spiral.  We also issued science textbooks today and students worked on the textbook scavengerhunt.  Textbook and matter scavengerhunt.docx 

Homework- If you did not finish your textbook scavengerhunt, you need to finish it for homework.

 

Wednesday-8/10

1.  Watch Measuring Matter Brainpop

2.  Begin Measuring Matter Lab stations  

 

Thursday-8/11

 Finish Measuring Matter Lab stations

 

Friday-8/12  

Vocabulary Foldable over the important scientific vocabulary for our first unit (vocab list coming soon)

 

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Week of August 1st

This week is an action packed week filled with many activities to get you prepared for 8th grade science.  If you lost your copy of any of the activitites that you need for your science spiral you can print an new copy.  

 Lab Safety Cartoon.docx 

 Lab Safety Contract.rtf 

 Cheetoh Lab_Rethman.docx