(Comp Sci) 8/29- Periodic Table/Science Projects

We discussed Science Projects again today.   I am holding off on sending paperwork home until after the Science Fair Coordinator Meeting on Sept. 11.

Useful Science project links to help you brainstorm:

Periodic Table notes are below:
periodic table

 

Atomic Structure Stations -Build an Atom

Click the image below to launch the Atom Builder Activitybuild an atom.PNG

Aug 22- Science Project Intro

All Classes (Comp Sci/Phy Sci)
Today students got information about their science project requirement.  See info below:

Science project options – 8th grade JLCP

All students at Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School are expected to complete a science project. This year students in the eighth grade have two different options to fulfill the requirement – a competition and non-competition track.

The science project is an outside of school project which can take several weeks to complete.  Students in both the competitive and non-competitive track will have to work outside of school to research a problem, design an investigation, & gather/analyze data.

Competition Project Non-Competition Project
An individual (or group*) project that follows traditional science project format:

·         Identify testable question/engineering problem

·         Identify Variables/Hypothesis

·         Design investigation/Data Analysis/Conclusion

An individual (or group*) project that follows traditional science project format:

·         Identify testable question/engineering problem

·         Identify Variables/Hypothesis

·         Design investigation/Data Analysis/Conclusion

Science project proposal required for approval Science project proposal required for approval
All project related info must be kept in science project journal/logbook All project related info must be kept in science project journal/logbook
Official ISEF forms required before experimentation (form 1, 1A, 1B, 3, Risk Assessment) No ISEF forms required
Research Plan required No Research Plan required
Final project will be presented in class (PowerPoint) Final project will be presented in class (PowerPoint)

Eligible for entry to the school or regional science fair
 Note: Backboard will be required if a project is chosen to move to the regional science fair.
Not eligible for school or regional science fair

Note: No backboard required.

*Group projects can be no more than 2 students

Since this is a long-term project it will be broken into smaller parts with individual due dates. A calendar with deadlines will be given to students and posted on the class blogs. A “project handbook” for each option will also be available with detailed steps and rubrics.

Aug. 17th – How Science Works Flowchart

Comp Sci 3/Phy Sci-  Today students used the Asteroids & Dinosaurs article to trace the path that Dr. Alvarez took through the “How Science Works” Flowchart (see below).

Complete tracing Dr. Alvarez’ path through the flowchart.  Due at the beginning of class Monday.  

 

How Science Works Flowchart

Aug. 15/16 – Baseline Testing

Comp Sci 3/Phy Sci

Students in all science classes will be taking the Comp Sci 3 baseline assessment.  This test will not count as a grade, but the data will help us plan instruction throughout the year.

 

8/13 – Welcome to Physical Science Honors!

Welcome new Phy Sci students.  I am looking forward to another awesome year in science!

OnlineTextbook Info:

CPO Foundations of Physical Science 3rd Ed.

o Online version: www.curiosityplace.com

Username: MMStudent

Password: physcience201617

HomeLearning:

8/13 – Welcome to Comp Sci 3!

Welcome new Comp Sci 3 students.  I am looking forward to another awesome year in science.

HomeLearning:

(All Classes) Last day of school!

I don’t know about you, but this year has just FLOWN by. Thanks to all my awesome 8th graders for a fantastic year. Today was a ton of fun! I’m gonna miss you guys.

As Mr. Feagins said: once a Landon Lion, always a Landon Lion. Please keep in touch and don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us if you ever need anything.  Seriously!

Most importantly – HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!! Next stop: 9th Grade! 

P.S.- if we took a photo together send it to me via email

(All Classes) Bridge to High School Bio: Macromolecules

Our final Bridge to HS Bio topic is Macromolecules.  This foldbook will be our final project grade for the year.

Macromolecules PPT Notes

Additional Macromolecules ppt

Macromolecules Flipbook Project Rubric

(All Classes) Bridge to High School Biology – Properties of Water Project

Students will have 2 class periods to complete the Properties of Water project

Properties of Water Flipbook Rubric

Resources to help: