STEAM CHALLENGE #2: Landing Safely
Click the image below to download the rubric.
Here are the video clips we watched in class today — maybe you can get some ideas?
The Grand Entrance
NASA – 7 Minutes of Terror
7th Grade — quiz recycle grades will be updated this weekend. Remember — CGA Study guides are due the date you test!
8th Grade— Chemistry/Bonding activities and STEAM Project #1 Mini-posters will be added to gradebook this weekend.
PREVIOUS CHECKPOINTS/ EOC REVIEW
Thanks to Mr. Manias for hosting these!
Head’s up — we finally have confirmed dates for the 7th grade Science EOC exam.
- A Day– Friday May 22
- B Day– Tuesday May 26 (After Memorial Day)
We only have a few short weeks remaining!
This week we will finish our lessons on waves and light… then begin to review for the EOC. Students will receive individualized data printouts to help determine where they need to focus most on for their review.
The EOC will be sometime after Memorial Day (the exact date isn’t know just yet)
Good news everyone — this week we begin the first in a series of S.T.E.A.M activities. (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Mathematics).
Please bring the following materials to class for Wednesday (since Algebra students have EOC’s on Mon/Tues)
- a clean, empty plastic drink bottle (1 liter or smaller). Please no hard plastic/Gatorade type bottles
- Clear scotch tape
- Your science book
- Plastic bag to hold your materials – grocery bags work great!
This is going to be fun!
I will be checking the following review activities in class. Please make sure you have them completed and in your ISN
- Human Body Systems Activity
- Theories and Laws
- Theories and Laws Graphic Organizer
- Density Problems
- Tides and seasons activity
UPDATE – If you need a copy of one of the quizzes you can download them below
Bloom’s Ball Project
Energy Transformations and Forms of Energy
You are about to create a Bloom Ball for Energy Transformations and Forms!
- Choose a partner to work with. You will make one Bloom Ball per partnership and both of you will receive the same grade.
- The questions on this paper each correspond to a circle that you will complete on the Ball.
- You may use your textbook and any and all notes that you have on this unit to answer the questions.
- Start by cutting out the pattern you were given and tracing it twelve times on 6 different sheets of paper. You should be able to fit two circles on one sheet of paper.
- When you are ready to write the information to the circle pattern, be sure to observe where the lines are drawn inside the circle. Do not write or draw on the outside of those lines. They will be used as guides for folding and connecting the circles to create your ball.
Circle #1: Write the name of the Unit “Energy Transformations and Forms of Energy” so that it is easy to read and visually appealing. Include your group member’s names.
Circle #2: Explain: What is Heat?
Circle #3: State the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Circle #4: Create an illustration depicting the Law of Conservation of Energy. Label the energy conservations.
Circle #5, #6 & #7: Explain the three different methods of heat transfer using labeled illustrations.
Circle #8: Answer the following question: When energy has been transferred by heat what happened to it? Be sure to use examples to support your response.
Circle #9: Explain what will happen when two objects at different temperatures come into contact with each other.
Circle #10: In detail, Differentiate between thermal energy and temperature.
Circle #11: Describe the movement of particles in a cold glass as thermal energy is transferred to it from warm hands.
Circle #12: In your own words, describe the difference between the movement of particles in solids and the movement of particles in gases.
Due to the testing schedules, both of my 7th grade classes are in a few different places in our lessons on Heat and Thermal Energy.
I’ve updated a handful of grades for both classes:
- Energy Conversions Gizmo (Assessment Questions Only- 10 points)
- Temperature & Thermal Energy Guided Notes (20 points)
- Energy Transformations Poster (20 points)
- Energy Transformations Checkpoint (40 points)
- 6.2 Lesson Review (10 points)
- 6.3 Lesson Review (10 Points)
1A students have a few additional assignments
- A3k Article (10 points)
- Convection/Conduction Exit Tickets (9 points each)
- Heat Absorption Gizmo (25 points)
Below are some reinforcement activities for those of students who did not earn the score they hoped for on Checkpoint #1.
Once the 2 assignments are completed and turned in, students will receive a “retest” for Checkpoint #1. All assignments are due by TUESDAY APRIL 28!