Science Project Rubric/Timelines/Etc

Science Projects are due in class MONDAY 11/26!  (This is the Monday after Thanksgiving break)

See the files below for project handbooks, timelines & more.  Note: Students working on competition projects must meet with me for more information on the NEFRSEF process/rules/etc. 

(All Classes) Oct. 16- A3K + Quizizz review

Greetings!  I am out at a STEM training today.  Students have the following assignments:

  • A3K- Cold Cold Moon.  Read article and complete A3K analysis sheet following the same guidelines as your ELA class.
  • Quizizz Review – Physical Properties of Matter.  Game code 220484


  • Review for Physical Properties checkpoint on Wednesday.  

  • Continue work on Science Projects. I will discuss due dates in class on Wednesday.  

Physical Properties of Matter – Conductivity, Melting/Boiling Pt, Solubility & Magnetism

Conductivity, Boiling/Melting/Freezing Point notes

Conductivity melting boiling point

Solubility and Magnetism Notes

solubility magnetism

(all classes) Oct. 11 – Housekeeping updates

We are getting towards the end of the first 9 weeks! I wanted to make a quick post with a few updates for class:

  • Grades – Grades are up to date for most assignments.  Students are receiving grade printouts/scholarship warnings this week. Graded activities are being passed back to students to be put into their Interactive Science Notebooks. If I made an error in Focus, be sure to show me the graded activity so I can change it. 

    We still have a couple more physical properties investigations which will go into Focus for the first 9 weeks.  We will complete these in class this week.

    • Density Quiz If you did not take the density quiz you will take it during the work period on Thursday or Friday this week.  If you did not get a passing score on the density quiz, we will do a small-group review and you will get a retest opportunity on FRIDAY in class.
  • Science Projects– I will get proposal paperwork passed back to you this week.  If I gave you approval or discussed specific changes that should be made to your project, you are able to proceed with your investigation.

    The tentative due date is after Thanksgiving break.  I need to discuss with the rest of the science dept. before I can give a specific date.

  • Bonus- Don’t forget the bonus opportunities I have available for the first quarter.  The due date is right around the corner.  Please see my post here for more info. 

(All Classes) 1st 9 weeks Bonus Opportunity

Students have a few different opportunities for bonus this 9 weeks. Bonus points are worth a “free” quiz grade. Students may complete only one bonus for credit.  All bonus opportunities must be turned in by Wednesday 10/17 at 3PM in order for credit.

  • Box Tops for education – Clip out and complete a sheet of 50 box tops.  Box tops must not be expired.  Put your name and class period on the sheet before you turn it in.  Box Top Collection Sheet  Note: I will gladly take more than 1 sheet of box tops, but you can still only earn 1 bonus.
  • Anchor Chart- Create an Anchor Chart poster to teach about a topic we’re studying in class.  Posters must be colorful, neat and scientifically accurate.  See list of topics below.
  • Quizizz Review Game- Create a account (use your DCPS email address) and make your own review game for one of the topics we’ve covered this quarter.  Review games can not be less than 25 questions.  Share your Quizizz game with me and make sure your quizizz account has your real name on it in order to get credit.

Topics for Anchor Charts/Quizizz Review Games-

  • Nature of Science – Variables/Scientific Methods etc.
  • Atomic Structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Pure Substances & Mixtures
  • Acids/Bases/pH scale
  • Physical Properties of Matter

(All Classes) Oct 4- Density Practice

I will be out of class today at a district science meeting, but students have the following density practice problems to complete in class.

(All Classes) 10/2- Density

Density Notes
Measuring Matter: Density

Density Practice Problems

(All Classes) Sept 27- Properties of Matter/Waves

Matter and Waves Notes

prop of matter waves


(Comp Sci) Unit 1 Review Game


Go to

Log in with Game Code 449282

(Phy Sci) Sept. 17/18/19 – Interpreting Chemical Formulas

This week Phy Sci students are learning about how elements form compounds.  Below are the ppt notes from Monday-Wednesday.

Practice activities and HomeLearning has been updated on Focus.

Monday 9/17 Tuesday 9/18 Notes
This topic took a little more time than I anticipated, so we took 2 days on it.

Lewis dots and bonding snip

Wednesday 9/19 Notes

writing and naming compounds