Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday and Friday November 5th & 6th, 2014

Today's Quote:


All students should have begun their Science Fair Experiments.

We had a departmental meeting today and changed the timeline for the science fair. While the final deadline of December 10th will still remain in effect, students will have soft deadlines for other aspects. For example we are not checking the mini board this week. Students will have more time to complete those.

If a student misses a deadline, they will still be required to complete their project and present it.

Science Fair Schedule of deadlines:

Week ending November 7th, 2014 EXTENDED- 1 week! (Thursday & Friday): Student should have their rough draft science mini board completed and ready to be graded. I will check over the boards and make suggestions for improvement

Week ending November 14th, 2014 (Thursday & Friday): We will go to the media center and students will create their title page, Abstract page and their Easybib works cited page.
Week ending November 21st, 2014 (Thursday & Friday): Student projects are due including the mini board, the word processed research paper in a plastic or folder cover. Students should indicate if they have a desire to go on to the county science fair at this time.
Week ending November 28th, 2014 (Thanksgiving Week) Students will take their boards home and begin working on their big boards for the county fair or finalize their mini board for the school science fair.
Week Ending December 5th, 2014 (Thursday & Friday) Students will give a 3 minute oral presentation in front of the class about their project.
December 10th, 2014 5:30pm to 6:30pm School science fair in Media center. Parents and families are welcome to attend!

Today's Lateral Thinking question:

In Duncan's cottage, where the temperature was below freezing, there was a newspaper, a fireplace,some kindling, and a kerosene lamp. What would he light first?

Now Playing During Lunch

Valence electrons for beginners

Valence Electronsand Lewis Dot Symbols. ADVANCED STUDENTS WATCH BOTH

Today's Class:

In today's class we reviewed our unit on the periodic table and classes took their FCA. I then showed a video tying all of the concepts from the last unit into the one unifying theory we have today.

Period 6 Continued working in Chapter 10 sections 2 & 3

For a further simplified explanation, please check out this website that I will be referring to in class. Atoms and Compounds.

Here is a link to my Power Point so students have the notes! The Periodic Table

Today's homework:

Homework for the weekend is for all students to work on their science fair experiments and projects.
Periods 3, & 4 went over the placement of electrons worksheet at the link below.
The worksheet: Atomic Basics.Today we will go over electron configurations and I will collect the worksheet.

Class in Action

Need 2 Know

This is a new section I have added to our blog that covers the information in the Sciencesaurus resource from our classroom. It has all of the Need to know information for class. (Consider it the condensed version of Physical Science)

Free Resource!

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PM Update:

We currently are covering the materials from Chapter 10 in our text book.

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