Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14th, 2016 Pi DAY!!

Today's Quote:


All 8th grade classes began the District Benchmark test so I could compile data to help them prepare and review portions of their 6th and 7th grade years they may have forgotten or missed.

7th grade classes almost finished notes over Mendel and today will lead us through a discussion on the videos they watched.

I was out Friday with an intense migraine. Apologies.

Brain Bender:

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?



8th grade honors physical science

Openers: With your table partner discuss:

  1. What is energy?
  2. Where does energy come from
  3. What are different types of energy?
  4. How do we use energy?

We will begin our discussion of Energy today. Students were asked to preread the chapter or Sciencesaurus to have an inkling of what was to come.

Introduction to energy- Notes

In order to cover this quickly, I am going to go fast in class. You are to ADD this to your homework and come in tomorrow with your completed Cornell notes over the Presentation



Biomass energy:
An energy resource derived from organic matter. Many people use biomass energy to heat their homes; they burn wood. Many agricultural crops are also biomass. For instance, corn can be fermented to produce ethanol that is burned as a liquid fuel. Wood is a renewable energy source as long as cut trees are replaced immediately.
Chemical energy:
The energy stored on the chemical bonds of molecules that it released during a chemical reaction. Chemical energy holds molecules together and keeps them from moving apart. For example, a car engine uses chemical energy stored in gasoline, and moving people use chemical energy from food.
Electrical energy:
Electrical energy exists when charged particles attract or repel each other. Television sets, computers and refrigerators use electrical energy.
The ability to do work.
Kinetic energy:
The energy of motion. For example, a spinning top, a falling object and a rolling ball all have kinetic energy. The motion, if resisted by a force, does work. Wind and water both have kinetic energy.
Light energy:
Visible light energy, such as from a light bulb or fireflies or stars, is just one form of electromagnetic energy. Others forms include infrared and ultraviolet light.
Mechanical energy:
Mechanical energy is energy that can be used to do work. It is the sum of an object's kinetic and potential energy.
Nonrenewable energy:
Energy from sources that are used faster than they can be created. Sources include oil (petroleum), natural gas, coal and uranium (nuclear).
Nuclear energy:
Nuclear energy is the energy found inside the nucleus of atoms and can only be released when atoms are split. Some power companies that supply homes, schools and buildings with electricity use nuclear energy to generate electricity.
Potential energy:
Potential energy is the energy stored by an object as a result of its position. A roller coaster at the top of a hill has potential energy.
Renewable energy:
Energy that is made from sources that can be regenerated. Sources include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, ocean and hydro (water).
Sound energy:
Audible energy that is released when you talk, play musical instruments or slam a door.
Thermal energy:
Heat energy produced when the molecules of a substance vibrate. The more heat a substance has, the more rapid the vibration of its molecules. Heat energy flows from places of higher temperature to places of lower temperature.


Watch the video and do the  Enter class tomorrow prepared to discuss your answers AND take a quiz!


7th Grade Honors Life Science

Continue review of video concepts with notes.


8th Grade Physical Science

Continue working in Chapter 4. You should be working at your own place without conversation unrelated to science. 

Expectation: You will complete one chapter section notes and lesson review each period. If you get things wrong, you may not move on until you go bac and spend 10 minutes rereading the material and correcting your mistakes.

You are to be doing to math skills problems in each review section.



  1. Get Skype or Google working for long distance study.
  2. Remove cover from compost and turn the pile using pitch forks
  3. All Aloe and Caladium planted- no bare roots!
  4. Re- work seed table with new fittings
  5. Weigh fish and determine feeding ratios
  6. Mop down tanks
  7. Move protein sheet
  8. Plant towers- 2 tomatoes per pot. 4 peppers per pot. Broccoli MUST be in bottom pot


Water Quality

Team Training schedule:

Monday- Fish disease
Tuesday- Water quality
Wednesday- Fish Anatomy
Thursday- Testing
Friday- Fish Identification

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