Monday, May 20
Complete the worksheet on the Engineering Design Process. Review notes and study for tomorrow's QUIZ.
Tuesday, May 21
Read the article on Mines and take Cornell notes on it in your lab notebook. Highlight the five facts about mines that you find most shocking. DO NOT fasten the article into your lab notebook!
Wednesday, May 22
Write your own quote about landmines using the facts your have learned and persuasive, emotional language. Use the Landmines Quotes page as examples but be sure your use your own creativity.
Thursday, May 23
Work on your Engineering Poster. Have a fun, Memorial Day weekend.
Finish your Engineering Poster. It's due on Tuesday, May 28.
Friday May 10:
Suggested Outline for Lever Lab Conclusion due Monday, May 13th--This needs to be typed using a 12 point font. Put your name and period at the top. A neat handwritten copy is acceptable if you have computer problems or you can e-mail it to me in the body of your email. (not as an attachment!) You will also turn in your completed lab. A copy of the lab is attached:Lever Lab 2013
- Background Information on Levers
- Restate your hypothesis for the lab for Force and for Mechanical Advantage.
- State your overall conclusion for these two hypothesis
- One paragraph for each class of lever
- What did you observe as the load moved closer to the fulcrum for force and MA? use data to support your conclusions
- Use info from the questions you were asked in the lab and include examples of each from real life
- Mention uncertainties/errors in your numbers and any puzzling results
- Finish with a specific statement of how F and MA change as a load is moved closer to the fulcrum.
Week of April 29th
Monday April 29th Complete the questions on Page 59 1-6 and page 89 6-10.
Tuesday April 30th Study for the chapter test on waves, light and sound (pages 1-23, 34-39 and 72-79. )
Wednesday May 1st Read pages 77-81 in the Forces and Energy book, highlight and fill in text
Thursday May 2 Read pages 88-91 in the Forces and Energy book, highlight and fill in text.
Friday May 3. Complete all lab questions and write a conclusion using data from the lab and facts from the article. Address topics given in the objective. This should be typed, double-spaced and handed in on May 10th. Date changed to Monday May 13th!!
Week of April 22
Monday April 22 Read pages 72-79, highlight and fill in text.
Tuesday April 23 Read pages 16-23 in textbook, highlight and fill in the answers
Wednesday April 24 Read pages 34-39 and fill in the text
Thursday April 25 Complete a review worksheet on the electromagnetic spectrum, interaction of waves and sound to prepare for a quiz tomorrow. A copy is attached: Review WS Absent students are expected to take the quiz tomorrow.
Friday April 26 Complete the end of chapter review on pages 25-27 all.
Week of April 15
Monday April 15 Find pictures and information for your electromagnetic waves project (due Wednesday). Electromagnetic Waves (this is a corrected version of what was posted on Monday)
Tuesday April 16 Read pages 10-15 in the textbook and fill in the text.
Wednesday April 17 Finish preparing materials for the poster.
Thursday April 18th Review worksheet on sections 1.1 and 1.2 to prepare for a quiz tomorrow.(changed to Monday due to the assembly)
Friday April 19th Prepare a study aid for a quiz on sections 1.1 and 1.2
Week of April 8
Monday April 8 Create a study guide for Newton's Laws and Momentum, include vocabulary, examples of the laws, and sample problems for F=ma and Momentum.
Tuesday April 9 Complete the end of chapter review pages 61-63 all.
Wednesday April 10 Study for a test on Chapter 2.
Thursday April 11 Read Pages 4-11 in Light and Sound due next Monday 4/15
Friday April 12 Complete homework assigned yesterday.
Week of April 2
Tuesday April 2 Complete a small poster about Newton's Laws begun during class time.
Wednesday April 3 Read pages 52-55, highlight important text and fill in answers.
Thursday April 4th Momentum practice problems handout.
Friday April 5th Read pages 56-59, highlight important ideas, and fill in answers.
Week of March 18-22
Monday March 18 Students will complete a review worksheet on forces, friction and gravity.
Tuesday March 19 Students will create a study aid for the quiz tomorrow.
Wednesday March 20 Students should review pages 44-45 and read and complete pages 46-51.
Thursday March 21 Students will complete a worksheet of problems on Newton's second law.
Friday March 22 No homework-- Spring Break!!
Monday 11 Students will complete the end of chapter review on pages 23-25 all to prepare for a test Tuesday March 12th.
Tuesday 12 Students will complete a study guide in class and should study that and the end of chapter review for a test on Motion, Speed and Acceleration tomorrow. Practice problems and answers are attached. Speed and Acceleration Problems
Wednesday 13 Students should read pages 32-35 and fill in the text.
Thursday 14 Student should read pages 36-40 and 44-45 and fill in the text.
Friday 15 Students hsould read pages 41-43 and fill in the text.
Week of March 4-8
Monday March 4th Students will complete a worksheet to review speed concepts called "Describing Motion"
Tuesday March 5th Students will create a study guide for pages 4-15 including graphing and math problems to prepare for a quiz tomorrow.
Wednesday March 6th Students will read pages 16-21 and fill in the text.
Thursday March 7th Students will complete practice problems on acceleration from a worksheet.
Friday March 8th Students should complete graphs and answer questions for the lab on speed and acceleration
Week of February 25th
Monday Feb 25th Study for a test on Chapter 5: Temperature, Heat Tranfer and Thermal Properties. Students should also be able to convert temperatures between the different scales.
Tuesday Feb 26th Read pages 4-7 and fill in text.
Wednesday Feb 27th Read pages 8-11 and fill in text.
Thursday Feb 28th Read pages 12-15 and fill in text. Complete all unfinished work on the lab.
Friday March 1 Speed practice problems on worksheet.
Week of February 19th
Tuesday Feb 19th Students should finish graphing data from the lab and answer the lab questions on insulation.
Thursday Feb 21 Students should create a study guide for a quiz on sections 5.1-5.2 including temperature, heat, thermal energy, methods for heat transfer and temperature conversion problems
Friday Feb22 Students complete the end of chapter review p149-151 all for a chapter test next Tuesday.
Week of February 11th
Monday Feb 11th Students should complete a review for the chapter test planned for Thursday. p 99 1-5 and pages 127-129 all. This homework is due Wednesday.
Tuesday Feb 12th Students should complete the open-notes quiz if needed.
Wednesday Feb 13th Students should study for a test on Work (section 3.1 pages 70-75) and Energy (chapter 4 pages 108 - 125)
Thursday Feb 14th Read pages 136-139 and fill in text.
Friday Feb 15th Read pages 140 - 143 and fill in text. Finish conversion problems WS from class.
Week of February 4th
Monday Feb 4th Students should make a study guide or flash cards to study for the quiz tomorrow on sections 3.1 and 4.1 Topics include work, power, potential energy and kinetic energy. Students should be able to solve word problems to find these quantities as reviewed in class. They will be given the formulas for the quiz.
Tuesday Feb 5th Read pages on fossil fuels and create a list of advantages and disadvantages for their use. Students should ask parents about the advantages which are not well-covered in the article.
Wednesday Feb 6th Students should read pages 114-119 and fill in the text.
Thursday Feb 7th Students should read pages 120-125 and fill in the text.
Week of January 28th
Monday Jan 28th Students should read pages 70-75 and fill in text and complete the metric problems worksheet for review. This homework is due Wednesday.
Tuesday Jan 29th Complete homework assigned Monday.
Wednesday January 30th Read pages 108-113 and fill in text.
Thursday Jan 31 Complete the practice problems on potential energy and kinetic energy showing all work as demonstrated in class.
Friday Feb 1 Review worksheet on work and energy.
Week of January 22
Tuesday Jan 22 Make Cornell notes on section 3.4 (p96-105) due Thursday to help study for the quiz. Finish Lab if needed.
Wednesday Jan 23 Finish notes and study for the quiz.
Thursday Jan 24th Complete the end of chapter review p115 all, p116 11-17 and 21, and p117 1-4 and 6
Friday Jan 25th Study for a test on Chapter 3 on Monday.
Week of January 14th
Monday January 14 Students will type/collect all information, pictures and a creative component for their family album. They will also fill out an index cards showing what information, pictures and creative component they are contributing to the album to hand in at the end of the period tomorrow.
Tuesday January 15th Students will make vocabulary cards for the words on pages 81 and 89 to help prepare for a quiz on Thursday.
Wednesday January 16th Students should review for a quiz on section 3.2-3.3 Organizing the Elements/Metals.
Thursday Janury 17 Students should read pages 107-109 and write a summary of the information (to be collected.)
Friday January 18th Students should read pages 96-15 and fill in the text except the Alien periodic table on page104.
Week of January 7th
Monday Jan 7 Read pages 80-87 and fill in text--this is due Wednesday
Wednesday Jan 9 Read pages 88-95 and fill in text
Thursday Jan 10 Students should work on their portion of the Family Album and bring in typed content, pictures etc. to put in the album.
Friday Jan 11 The element cube is due on Monday Jan 14 along with a one minute presentation.
Week of January 2
Wednesday January 2 Find the correct symbols for the 40 elements they need to learn and make flashcards for 20 of them.
Thursday January 3 Re-read pages 73-79 and take notes using the Cornell method to help prepare for the quiz tomorrow. Study for the quiz including notes from class.
Friday January 4 Make flashcards for the remaining 20 elements to prepare for a quiz on them next Wednesday.
Week of December 17th
Monday 12/17 Study for a test on Chapter 2 including both quizzes, vocabulary cards, notes and labs.
Tuesday 12/18 Read "The Fourth State of Matter" and answer the questions.
Wednesday 12/19 Read pages 73-76 and fill in text.
Thursday 12/20 Read pages 77-79 and fill in text.
Friday 12/21 No homework.
Week of 12/10
Monday 12/10 Students will be completing classwork for homework: a Worksheet on "Changes in State", the textbook pages 56-61 and fill in answers, and a worksheet "Graphing Gas Behavior"
Tuesday 12/11 Complete pages 54-55 in the textbook and vocabulary cards for the words on page 57 (4 words).
Wednesday 12/12 Review section 2.3 in the textbook and take notes using the Cornell method
Thursday 12/13 Study for a quiz on section 2.3
Friday 12/14 Complete all problems in the end of chapter 2 review P63-65.
Students will have a test on Chapter 2 next Tuesday December 18th
Week of 12/3
Monday 12/3 Students should read pages 49-53 and fill in the questions in the text.
Tuesday 12/4 Students should make vocabulary cards for the words on page 49 (9 words)
Wednesday 12/5 Students should complete pages 54-55 to help review for the quiz and study notes and vocabulary from sections 2.1 and 2.2.
Friday 12/7 Students should read pages 56-61 and fill in the questions in the text.
Week of 11/26
Monday 11/26 Students complete the Review and Assessment at the end of Chapter 1 to prepare for a test on Wednesday.
Tuesday 11/27 Students should review notes, returned quizzes, vocabulary and the end of chapter review to prepare for the test tomorrow.
Wednesday 11/28 Students will read page 35 and complete the reading comprehension worksheet.
Thursday 11/19 Students will finish any reading from the textbook (pages 40-47) which was begun in class.
Friday 11/20 Read pages 49-53 and fill in text.
Week of 11/12
Tuesday 11/13 Students should read section 1.3 (pages 14-19) and fill in the text. This is a review from earlier in the year. Students should either locate their old vocabulary cards for these words or make new ones.
Wednesday 11/14 Read pages 20-25 and fill in the text. Make vocabulary cards for this section.
Thursday 11/15 Study the terms for the properties of matter
Friday 11/16 Read pages 26-29 and fill in the text, make vocabulary cards for this section
Week of 10/29
Monday 10/29 Students will read pages 8-13 and fill in the text. This is due Wednesday
Tuesday 10/30 Students will make notecards for 9 vocabulary works (7 words on page 9 and heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures)
Wednesday 10/31 Students will complete the "All Mixed Up" Worksheet
Thursday 11/1 Students should study for a quiz on sections 1.1 and 1.2. They should review all vocabulary, notes and the textbook.
Friday 11/2 Properties of Matter project is due Monday.
Week of 10/22
Monday 10/22 Prepare for Notebook quiz on Wednesday 10/24
Tuesday 11/23 Prepare for quiz on Wednesday 10/24
Students will be allowed to use their notebook for the quiz so it is important that they have it up to date. Below is the list of what is expected to be in the notebook:
Table of Contents - with dates and page numbers
Science Safety Contract - signed by parent
Sketch of Safety Equipment
Notes from Accident at Jefferson High
Drops on a Penny
Paper Towel Lab with graphs and conclusion
Thursday 10/25 Students should have their conclusion for the Pendulum Lab typed using a 12 point font, double spaced (this was assigned a week ago.) The general content is as follows:
Background Information on Pendulums--use research from class, cite the web-site at the end
Answer the Scientific Question: (use data to support your ideas)
What was the trend in data?
Explain why you got the result you did (show insight into the meaning of the experiment)
Restate the hypothesis, were you correct?
Do not include: Procedure, Analysis of Errors or Uncertainties (no equipment was used, the simlulation is virtually "perfect")
Week of 10/15
Monday 10/15 Complete the worksheet on Scientific Inquiry to practice reading comprehension.
Tuesday/Wednesday 10/16-17 Make hand drawn graphs of all data generated in the Pendulum Lab.The following link is for the Pendulum Lab . The grading rubric is also attached Pendulum Lab Grading Rubric
Thursday 10/18 Students should complete all work on the lab and begin to write their conclusion. The typed conclusion is due 10/26.
Week of 10/8
Tuesday 10/9 Complete graphing and answer all questions for the Bubble Gum lab.
Wednesday 10/10 Study for a quiz on Scientific Method: vocabulary from page 19, notes on steps in the scientific method, problems identifying variables including constants, controls, independent variable, dependent variable, experimental group.
Thursday 10/11 Complete all graphs for the Paper Towel Lab and Outline topics to address in the conclusion
Friday 10/12 Write a conclusion for the Paper Towel Lab to hand in on Monday.
Week of 10/1
Monday 10/1 Make vocabulary cards for the 9 words on page 19. put independent variable on the card with manipulated variable and dependent variable with the card on responding variable.
Tuesday 10/2 Homer Simpson worksheet on variables in an experiment.
Wednesday 10/3 Pre-reading for the bubble gum lab.
Thursday 10/4 Finish Experimental Design worksheet except Scenario 2.
Friday 10/5 Finish Sponge Bob worksheet, both sides.
Week of 9/24
Monday 9/24 Complete a flow chart for The Recycling Factory handout.
Tuesday 9/25 Study for a quiz on density and the metric system. Students must be familiar with all vocabulary, concepts and scientific unit on pages from pages 70-79. They should be able to find the density of an object and use that to identify it as they did in the lab on Monday and today.
Thursday 9/27 Read pages 18-23 and fill in the text.
Friday 9/28 Read pages 24-27 and fill in the text.
Week of 9/17
Tuesday 9/18 Students should complete a worksheet of metric conversion problems handed out in class. They should also answer all open question on the metric system lab.
Wednesday 9/19 Students will complete a second worksheet of metric conversion problems. They will have a quiz on volume and metric conversion on Friday.
Thursday 9/20 Study for the quiz tomorrow.
Friday 9/21 Read pages 75-79 and fill in text. Make vocabulary cards for the words density, temperature and time.
Week of 9/10
Monday 9/10 and Tuesday 9/11 Students should finish their lab notebook project and plan a presentation for Wednesday.
Wednesday 9/12 Students should review all safety information to prepare for a quiz tomorrow.
Thursday 9/13 Students should read pages 70-75 and fill in questions in the text.
Friday 9/14 Students should make vocabulary cards for the words on page 71: metric system, SI, Mass, Weight, volume and meniscus (not density.) They should put the word on one side of the card and draw a picture that represents it. On the other they should give a definition in their own words, an example from the text that shows what the word means, and copy the sentence where the word is found in the text. To receive credit for the assignments, students must have all aspects of the card complete.
Week of 9/3/2012
Students should get their science safety contract signed. They should have a bound notebook and prepare it for the year as described in the attached project rubric. The notebook is due Wednesday September 12th. Notebook Project
Students will also have a quiz on lab safety on 9/12.
Friday 9/7 Students should read pages 101-105 and fill in all responses in the textbook.