All students should have begun their Science Fair Experiments.
NOTE: the science department is meeting today, Wednesday to discuss our timeline for the science fair. DON'T PANIC!
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:Art Conn was tossing an ordinary coin in the air and noting how many times it turned up heads. He began to think that he had a very special coin since he had tossed the coin in the air 11 times and each time it had come up heads. Seeing Duncan Drivel across the room, Art walked over and challenges him to a small wager. Art proposed to bet one hundred hawkeyes to one that if he tossed the coin in the air and let it fall naturaly, it would turn up heads. What is the probability that the coin will come up heads on the twelfth toss?
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.
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 study chapter 10 section on and chapter 9 and prepare for a test/ FCA over the Periodic table and atomic structures.
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.Today we will go over electron configurations and I will collect the worksheet.
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.