All students should have begun their Science Fair Experiments.
Science Fair Schedule of deadlines:
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BEGIN THEIR EXPERIMENTS NOW!
Week ending November 7th, 2014 (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:Barney Dribble wasn't feeling well. He managed to make his way over to the large circular kiddy pool located in the center of his town. He got into the empty pool and crawled on his hands and knees due south for 6 meters, before he bumped his head on the pool's edge. Undaunted, he turned due east, and crawled for 8 meters before he hit his head on the side of the pool for the second time. Barney realized he had had enough fun for one night and decided to go home. What is the pool's diameter?
Now Playing During Lunch
Valence electrons for beginners
Valence Electronsand Lewis Dot Symbols. ADVANCED STUDENTS WATCH BOTH
Today in class I finished up my periodic table notes and introduced the topic of Valence electrons (The electrons in the outermost energy level of an atom).
All classes were given 10 minutes to read through the Sciencesaurus on pages 259- 264 AND TAKE NOTES. This section covers the Molecules and compounds and chemical bonding.
Period 6 took notes on the periodic table and then read the above section in the Sciencesaurus
For a further simplified explanation, please check out this website that I will be referring to in class. Atoms and Compounds.
Halogens (7A)—Known as the “salt formers,” they are used in modern lighting and always exist as diatomic molecules in their elemental form.
Noble gases (8A)—Known for their extremely slow reactivity, these were once thought to never react; neon, one of the noble gases, is used to make bright signs.
Students finished creating a three dimensional model of the element they were assigned.
This is Chapter nine in our textbooks.
Here is a link to my Power Point so students have the notes! The Periodic Table
Today's homework:The materials we are covering can be found in Chapter 10 of the student textbook. All classes should read Chapter 10 section one and compete the in reading questions as well as chapter 1 section review. This will be due Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Period 6, should also do the above AND take 2 column notes over what they have read. Both will be collected.
Periods 3, & 4 Should complete
The worksheet: Atomic Basics.The Atom and electron levels. is for the Advanced classes. This will be due Wednesday of this week, completed. (Information can be found in chapters 8 & 9 in our book.)
Class in Action
Need 2 KnowThis 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)
Photo Math. A cool app for your phone that allows you to point the camera at a math problem and have it help solve it with you including all of the steps needed.
Cool Website AlertBuild an Atom
We currently are covering the materials from Chapter 10 in our text book.