Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday and Friday, September 22nd & 23rd, 2016

Today's Quote:


Wednesday was a relaxed day so that kids who needed the time could get the online test finished while the rest of us worked on the farm with the greenhouses. Kids got their computers and sat out in the sunshine on the landing working while the rest of us took the day to plant over 400 new strawberry plants and clean up the area from summer. We still have about 100 tomato and pepper plants to put in pots. Students learned about the main parts of our hydroponic towers and what the advantages are growing hydroponically over traditional, in- ground gardens. We also spent a little time talking about water quality and the closed ecosystem we have in our fish farms.

Students who finished the test confirmed to others that my tests ARE NOT the tests that you want to wait till the last minute to do; while there are only a few questions, you really do have to think hard about answering them. Students also said they should have taken advantage of the time I gave them to read the articles because they would have then been able to ask me more questions that would have made the test easier or go quicker. I smiled ad pointed out that this learning lesson was also a learning lesson.

Brain Bender:

A traffic cop was stopped at a red light. Professor James, who had his mind on a lecture he was about to give, drove his car right by him and through the light without stopping. The cop witnessed the entire scene but made no attempt to stop him. Why not?


(This should be written in your planner every day)

 1.Conversion chains finish and turn in

2. Lab safety Rap 

3. What's the difference between a Hypothesis, Theory, and Law?

4. Practice with Dependent and Independent Variables.


Read the article on How Does a Scientific Theory Become anScientific Law? Please take notes for discussion.

6th Grade Honor's Earth Space Science:

6th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question:
What are the basic ideas behind the process of science?
Key Learning Statement:
Science is a process based upon observational and experimental studies using scientific methods to develop or explore scientific theories or laws. 

7th Grade Honors Life Science

7th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: What methods do scientists use to answer questions and solve problems in the natural world? 
Key Learning Statement: Scientific inquiry involves forming a testable hypothesis and developing a valid investigation using scientific skills and tools to determine if the hypothesis is supported or not supported.  Data from scientific investigations helps scientists explain natural events through the use of scientific theories and scientific laws.  

8th Grade Honors Physical Science

Unit Essential Question: What is required to carry out a valid scientific investigation?  
Key Learning Statement: A valid scientific investigation uses prior knowledge, observations, and empirical evidence to test a hypothesis and draw conclusions that must be validated through repetition and replication. 

Science Current Events:

Dinosaurs May Have Cooed and Not Roared.

The Best Graph of Global Climate Teperatures Ever!

Watch the Evolution of Bacteria In Just 10 Days!

Gigantic Sinkhole Opens dropping Over 200 Million Gallons of radioactive Wastewater into the Floridan Aquifer.

Do Animals Possess a Soul?

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

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