Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday November 19th, 2014


Today's Quote:


Please remember to bring a pre-1982 penny in to class if you plan on participating in this lab.

Wednesday of this week we will report to the media center to work on our abstracts, title pages, and works cited page. Any student absent on this day will be responsible for making this activity up on their own. We are working in Chapter 6 of our textbooks this week!

Student will receive their 11x17 mini boards today. Mini Boards are the final step in the science fair process IF students are not going on to the school level science fair. Mini boards, research papers and experiments ALL will be due December 10th, 2014. If a student chooses to go on to the school science fair, they will need to do a regular back board which we will provide. (I need to know by Friday of this week if you plan on going on to the school science fair so I can get boards)

Science Fair Schedule of deadlines:


Week ending November 21st, 2014 (Thursday & Friday): We will go to the media center on Wednesday and students will create their title page, Abstract page and their Easybib works cited page.
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:

Sam Slug and a few of his friends were playing cards, when Sam posed a question. "In an ordinary deck of playing cards, two of the Jacks have two eyes and two of the Jacks have one eye. How many eyes are on the four Jack cards?

Now Playing During Lunch

Chemical and physical properties of matter.

Density: The Story of Archimedes and the Gold Crown

Density Practice Problems.

Today's Class:

Students in selected periods will help break down our hydroponics garden and move it inside to avoid the hard freeze.
Read and take 2 column notes with summary on Pages 250-254 in Sciencesaurus.

Begin notes

ALL students should watch the three videos above for homework.

Here is a link to my Power Point notes for this unit: Mass, Density.

Today's homework:

Read Chapter 6 sections 1 and 2. ALL periods do section reviews at the end of both sections. DUE Tomorrow!

Class in Action

Yesterday I introduced a new note taking strategy called Cornell Notes with Summary. I demonstrated this technique using page 250 in the Sciencesaurus. Students will use the new note taking strategy throughout the year and it should give them a little extra time with the materials as they read and then summarize the topic.

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!

Who Speaks For Wolf

Winter White, and Summer Gold

Cool Website Alert

PM Update:

We currently are covering the materials from Chapter 6 in ou

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