Nov. 20/21- Science Project Presentations

Due to issues with students logging into PENDA on Sunday, the deadline for the 11.20 activities has been extended to TUESDAY 11.21. 

In class students presented their traditional projects in class to their peers.  Students will be informed soon if they are eligible to participate in the school science fair on Nov. 28th.

Nov. 15/16 (All Classes) Properties of Matter Wrapup + Classifying by Property

In class we discussed, took notes and completed practice problems on the properties of matter.

Reminder:

Traditional science projects: your .ppts should be uploaded to FOCUS by 4 PM on Friday.  If you are turning in a board instead of a .ppt  you need to get it to my class before the end of the day on Friday (even if you do not have class on Friday)

Exploravision/eCybermission: you should upload a word document explaining what you  you and your team have completed in your project so far.

HomeLearning: 

 

Nov. 8th/9th (ALL CLASSES) Electrical Conductivity + A3K “A New Use For Old Clothes”

Unfortunately, I am sick so I am out today.  All students have two assignments to complete with the substitute.  You should be able to complete BOTH assignments in class if you are diligent.

  • Circuit Builder Gizmo — Go to Explorelearning.com and log in using the username/password landonlions/landonlions
    • Choose “Circuit Builder” and complete the exploration guide.
    • On the back of your paper answer the analysis questions and predict whether or not common items are electrical conductors or insulators (we will test them next week)
  • A3K: A New Use For Old Clothes — Complete the article analysis sheet for the article.  Note: You must fully complete the analysis sheet to receive full credit.
  • If you have time left in class, you may work on your PENDA assignments that are due on Sunday.

Home Learning: 

Science Projects! Traditional projects due 11/17.  See blog post for more info! 

PENDA.  Complete by SUNDAY in order to receive credit.  

Nov. 6th (Comp. Sci) Mass/Weight/Density quiz + Throwback Lesson: Heat Flow

Today we went over info regarding our science projects.  All students will have to upload some information to Focus on Nov. 17th.  See my blog post for more info.

Students took the Mass/Weight/Density quiz.  Afterwords we completed a Throwback Lesson on a 7th grade benchmark (Heat Flow).  Students received some practice questions about Heat Flow that they are to complete for Home Learning. We will LIKELY have a quick checkpoint on this info next class….

Home Learning:

  • Heat Flow “We Do” Questions — Due Nov. 8
  • Science Projects!  Traditional projects DUE Nov  17th (ALL CLASSES)!
    • Upload to FOCUS by 4 PM.
    • Exploravision/eCybermission projects will upload a word doc explaining progress so far.
  • PENDA completed by Sunday!

Nov. 6/7 (Phy. Sci) Mass/Weight/Density Quiz + 12.1 Guided Reading

Today we went over info regarding our science projects.  All students will have to upload some information to Focus on Nov. 17th.  See my blog post for more info.

Students took the Mass/Weight/Density quiz.  Afterwords they worked on a guided reading in the CPO Textbook for section 12.1 about physical and chemical properties of matter.  They were able to take this home if they needed additional time.

Home Learning:

  • Complete guided reading/graphic organizer for 12.1.  Online textbook info
  • Science Projects!  Traditional projects DUE Nov 17th (ALL CLASSES)!
    • Upload to FOCUS by 4 PM.
    • Non-traditional projects will upload a word doc explaining progress so far.
  • PENDA completed by Sunday.

Nov 2/3 (PhySci) Density Activities Final Day

Today we finished up and debriefed our density activities.  Students completed the Density Laboratory Gizmo in class.

Next class we will have a quiz on Mass, Weight, and Density. 

Home Learning: 

  • Review for quiz on Mass, Weight and Density. 

  • Continue work on Science Projects.  

  • PENDA  completed by SUNDAY 

 

Nov. 2 (Comp. Sci) Density Wrap-up; Classifying & Comparing Physical Properties Tutorial

Students had a final day to complete their Density lab investigations.  After we debriefed our lab, students worked on a final virtual activity (Properties tutorial or Density Lab Gizmo)

Next class we will have a quiz on Mass, Weight and Density. 

Note: only one virtual activity must be completed. 

Classifying/Comparing Physical Properties:

Click the image below to open the tutorial.  Answer questions on a separate sheet of paper.  

comparing phy substances

Classifying and Comparing Physical Properties Questions 

 

Density Lab Gizmo –  Complete exploration guide

http://www.explorelearning.com & use the username/password landonlions

 

Home Learning: 

  • Review for quiz on Mass, Weight and Density. 

  • Continue work on Science Projects.  

  • PENDA  completed by SUNDAY 

 

 

Oct. 31/Nov 1 (All Classes) Density Investigations

Both Comp Sci and Phy Sci classes worked on density investigations in class.  Students should have submitted investigation analysis questions in class, but were allowed to finish at home if needed.

Home Learning: 

  • Review Mass/Weight/Density – we will have a checkpoint on this topic SOON!  

  • Continue working on Science Projects

  • PENDA should be completed by Sunday in order to receive credit. 

Oct. 25/26 (PhySci) States of Matter/Concept Map

In class we debriefed our waves through media domino investigation & B day students took a quick checkpoint on waves through media (A day will be first thing Friday).

Students used the majority of class to create a concept map on Matter.  Instructions are on Focus.  Students who needed extended time were able to finalize their concept map at home.

Home Learning: 

  1. Finish concept map (if needed) 

  2. Continue working on Science Projects

  3. PENDA lessons due Sunday

Oct. 25 (Comp Sci) Mass vs. Weight

Today in class we completed a Mass vs. Weight lab.  Students turned in their lab sheets at the end of class.

Mass Weight Summary powerpoint notes

HomeLearning:

  1. Mass vs Weight on Other Planets (handout uploaded to Focus if you need it) 

  2. Continue working on Science Projects

  3. PENDA Due Sunday!