Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday November 16th, 2016

Today is a half day! No changes to the blog from yesterday!

 Today's Quote:

'Life is one big road with lots of signs. 
So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. 
Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. 
Wake Up and Live!'
~ Bob Marley


In 6th grade we prepped for our solar input lab, but, as stated in the lab, we need a sunny day with clear skies. That was not yesterday. Instead, we performed a dry run so when we do go out, we know exactly what we're doing. Students turned in their homework.

In 7th grade, we reviewed our terms and concepts and then students dove in finishing up their antigen/antibody response models.

8th graders were driven slightly crazy trying to get all of their BB's into a measurable shape, but ultimately succeeded. Once they did that, it was simple to infer the size of an individual BB. In order to check the accuracy of our data, they ran the % error calculation after I gave them the actual size od a BB (6mm). We are now ready to move on to the Oleic acid measurement using the same technique.

Brain bender:

Which is correct to say. "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?


(This should be written in your planner every day)

7th grade-  Lab  Pathogens, Antibodies, and Vaccines.   Part II. For this part of the lab groups will double up.

Diffusion, osmosis and transport

 6th grade-  Solar Input, a Limit To Growth of FCA 2 depending on the weather

8th grade-   The Periodic Table advanced and last part of 

Ever wonder what all those elements are used for?

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. 


Do quizlet vocab (4 activities by 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.


Do quizlet vocab (4 activities by Thursday and Friday)

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. 


Do quizlet vocab (4 activities by Thursday and Friday)


This weekend Aquaponics students worked hard to assemble and  install our solar hot water heaters.

Science Current Events:

How to Destroy the Environment in Three Easy Steps

We Can Brig Species Back, But Should We?

Watch a Rat Being Tickled

Scientists May Have Pin-Pointed the Source of Consciousness.

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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