Aug. 18/19 Classroom expectations, ISN setup, etc

Wow! These first days of class just flew by!  I really enjoyed meeting all my new students (and seeing quite a few familiar faces!)

Remember, I teach both 7th and 8th grade so make sure you’re reading the right information.  Good news is that ALL students can get the same information right now :)

7th and 8th Grade: 

This class period was focused on going over classroom expectations, setting up our Interactive Science Notebook and Science Safety.

Make sure you bring your ISN to class EVERY DAY!  We are going to hit the ground running next time and start to talk about how science works.

Students will not be able to participate in lab activities without a signed safety agreement and proper “lab shoes” (No Open Toes!) 

Home Learning

  • Signed Safety Agreement (2 copies)

  • Signed Curriculum Letter


In case you wanted to see it again, here’s that Science Safety rap I found:

Welcome new students!

I’m looking forward to another awesome year teaching science at JLCP!  This year I’m teaching both 7th and 8th grade science, so please make sure you’re reading the correct information for your class. I will make sure that I label posts appropriately. 

This week all of my students will be discussing the scientific process to open up the school year.  Students will be able to differentiate between quantitative and qualitative observations and gather empirical evidence.  There are a variety activities the students will complete this week to demonstrate understanding of the scientific process of gathering, recording and analyzing data.  

Make sure you bring your spiral or composition notebook to class so we can set up our Interactive Science Notebooks.  See you all soon! 

Happy 4th of July




Last Day of School!

“SELAMI guys….”

I can’t believe the final day is already here — It feels like just yesterday was the first day of school!

I wanted to just say that I feel truly honored to have been your teacher this year. I am proud of each of you and know you will go on to do great things in High school and college.  Thank you for all of your hard work, great attitudes and for just being awesome people.

We want updates!!! Come back and visit us sometime at JLCP!

Goldfish Gets Lifejacket

Very awesome – Thanks Mr. Rawlins!

This week in science 6/14


This Week In Science

Test tube baby:
Artificial heart:
Planarian worms:
Gene therapy:
Star birth:

D’oh! Science Moment…


Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone’s having an awesome 4th of July.  Here’s another cool science gem I found online: 

“The chemistry of 4th July fireworks.

Sodium produces yellow/gold colors. Barium creates green, copper compounds produce blue, strontium salts give you red and titanium metals give you silver coloured sparks. 

Other commonly used chemicals are carbon which provides the fuel, oxidizers which produce oxygen for burning, magnesium which increases the overall brilliance and brightness, antimony that gives you a “glitter” effect and calcium which deepens the colors.” 


This Week In Science – 7/2/13

Thanks Rawlins!