Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tuesday September 6th, 2016

Today's Quote:


Thursday we went over student edits of the paragraph and collected information on graphing using Google Spreadsheet. I told students who were familiar with using Microsoft Excel that they can continue to use that program to do their graphing. 

Note: We will be playing catch-up for the missed weather emergency day! The makeup day will be the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 23rd, 2016)

Required Dataset for graph: ( All classes included in counts) 

Architect: 4           Logician: 6           Commander: 3             Debater: 2             Advocate: 17                     Mediator: 22         Protagonist: 6       Campaigner: 24            Logistician: 4       Defender: 6                 Executive: 4         Consul: 14            Virtuoso: 4                   Adventurer: 10      Entrepreneur: 4             Entertainer: 9

Data Set incomplete! ( Missing data from A. Hendrix)

Brain Bender:

Suppose you have an open topped box that is 5cmx 5cmx 5cm. ((total capacity is 125 cubic centimeters) Inside the box is a steel ball bearing that is 25 cubic centimeters in size. Next to the box is a two-liter pail filled with Mercury (Hg). How many cubic centimeters of Mercury would you have to pour into the box to completely submerge the ball bearing?


(This should be written in your planner every day)
Graphing Basics PowerPoint- student lead discussion- continue on from Scatter plot

1. Turn in the paragraph you edited (make sure YOUR NAME is on it where you did the editing.).

2. Discussion: What is science? What isn't Science? What looks like science, but really isn't science.

3. Graphing using Google Docs.  

How to Use Google Spreadsheet to Make a Graph

4. Discussion of citation and evidence. What is EVIDENCE?

5. The Process of science: Take  SELFIES!

Start with an observation or question.

Establish the question.

Look into the topic.

Formulate a hypothesis (and null hypothesis) (If:then, logical, testable

Investigate the hypothesis

Examine the data- draw conclusions, analysis, perform more trials (how many?)

Share your results (why?)


1.Log into Quizlet and do Vocabulary Set 2. Due Thursday or Friday. Note: your vocabulary test will contain terms from each previous week and will ask you to construct and deconstruct words based on those terms. DO NOT STOP STUDYING PREVIOUS SETS!

2. Create your graph of personalities. Use Google tools or Excel.- Due Wednesday

3. 6th grade graphing w parent help. Due Monday    7th grade graphing w parent help Due Monday    8th grade graphing w parent help Due Monday

Article explaining graphing differences between math and science. This MAY be on your upcoming test.

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:

Dogs Love To Play, But Why?

The Flooding of America. Why It's Here To Stay.

Anti-bacterial Soaps Deemed Unsafe and Bad For You.

Angry Elves Force Iceland To Uncover Sacred Rock.

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

Personality Types:

These will show you the general categories and their traits. Your individual report will show you YOUR percentages of introvert/extrovert. risk. non-risk taking, etc.

The Analysts

The Architect                             
The Logician             
The Commander
The Debater

The Diplomats

The Advocate                                                
The Mediator                           
 The Protagonist
The Campaigner
The Sentinels

The Consul 
The Defender
The Logistician

The Explorers
The Entertainer
The Entrepreneur                         
The Adventurer

Your Multiple Intelligence meanings:

Visual-Spatial - think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. Tools include models, graphics, charts, photographs, drawings, 3-D modeling, video, videoconferencing, television, multimedia, texts with pictures/charts/graphs.
Bodily-kinesthetic - use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. A keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing. Tools include equipment and real objects.
Musical - show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, tapping out time. Tools include musical instruments, music, radio, stereo, CD-ROM, multimedia.
Interpersonal - understanding, interacting with others. These students learn through interaction. They have many friends, empathy for others, street smarts. They can be taught through group activities, seminars, dialogues. Tools include the telephone, audio conferencing, time and attention from the instructor, video conferencing, writing, computer conferencing, E-mail.
Intrapersonal - understanding one's own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy away from others. They're in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study and introspection. Tools include books, creative materials, diaries, privacy and time. They are the most independent of the learners.
Verbal/Linguistic - using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, tape recorders, and lecture.
Logical -Mathematical - reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can deal with details. 
Naturalistic intelligence- refers to the ability to identify and distinguish among different types of plants, animals, and weather formations found in the natural world. The are most comfortable in a natural setting.

Your Learning Styles Inventory:

  • Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Learning from a computer is a visual style.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music. You learn primarily by listening to something.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch. You prefer to be moving and touching things while you learn.

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