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Monday, October 24, 2016

Tuesday October 25th, 2016

Today's Quote:


All Classes took a test yesterday and although there were some issues with the 8th grade test, I've managed to decipher the grades.
The 5 step method is:
1. Identify and write down the formula you will use.
2. Identify their known and unknown variables and write them down including the units!
3. Plug their variables into the formula, including the units!
4. Solve the problem and make sure they have the correct units!
5. Circle the answer with the units!
You have a cube composed of an unknown metallic substance and it has a mass, determined by using a scale, of 35.7g. By measuring the length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) of the cube using a ruler, you determine the cube has a volume of 17.6 ml3. You want to determine the Density of this cube.
Step 1 Density (g/ml3)=Mass(g)/Volume (ml3)
Step 2 D= ? M= 35.7g V= 17.6 ml3
Step 3 D= 35.7g/17.6ml3
Step 4 D=2.028g/ml3 rounded to 3 sig fig (significant figures) the answer is:
Step 5 D= 2.03g/ml3 Circled
Following this, students engaged in a practice lab where they measured cubes and then we began using the indirect method for determining the volume of an object that has an irregular shape. While this method works, it is less accurate. What are some of the sources of the inaccuracies?

Brain bender:

A completely black horse jumped over a tower and landed on a small man, who then disappeared. In what situation is this possible?


(This should be written in your planner every day)

7th grade- Round robin be prepared to shout out the function of organelles. 

 6th grade-Explain how greenhouse gasses trap sunlight within the environment.

8th grade- You find an irregularly shaped rock with tiny fleck of a gold color in it. You weigh the rock and find it has a mass of 222.5 grams. Using the water displacement method you find it has a volume of 11.6 ml. Determine the density of this sample and be prepared to discuss if it is valuable or not.

  1. 6th grade-climate change
  2. 7th grade-  Onion skin and cheek cell lab

  1. 8th grade- Sinking and Floating lab

6th Grade Honor's Earth Space Science:

6th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Weather and Atmosphere:
Unit Essential Question: How do the relationships among the five spheres affect life on Earth
How do the relationships among the five spheres affect life on Earth? 
Key Learning Statement: The atmosphere is layered and within these layers are weather patterns that affect life and are caused by interactions among spheres. Water is constantly being recycled through the spheres.  Heat transfer affects the development of weather. 


Watch the video on the water cycle

Draw and label a color diagram of the water cycle. Make sure to use the following terms: Cloud, Condensation, Precipitation, transportation,evaporation, runoff, Aquifer, plants/trees, oceans- Due Thursday and Friday

7th Grade Honors Life Science

7th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Cell Structure and Function
Unit Essential Question: How has technology enhanced our understanding of cells? 

Key Learning Statement: As microscope technology advances, scientists understanding of cells is changing. Scientists continue to grow in their understanding of how a cell's structure and function are related to help maintain homeostasis.


Watch the video on cell organelles:

8th Grade Honors Physical Science

8th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Properties of Matter
Unit Essential Question: What determines the properties of matter? 
Key Learning Statement: The atom is the basic unit of matter.  The structure, motion, arrangement and energy of the atom determine the properties of matter. 



Science Current Events:

Scientists Accidentally Discover Method for Turning Atmospheric CO2 Into Ethanol

A Super Strong Silk That Conducts Electricity

Two New Rooms Discovered in The Great Pyramid!

What the US Will Look Like When Your Poor Kids Get Older

Marine Mammals Grieve For Their Dead 

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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