Online Resources for Science to use throughout the year!

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4-13 Thu


4-12 Wed

Take the Solubility Quiz 1 on Quia and use the chart handed out in class to answer questions
Then, continue with the Solution Lab, testing substances A through J

3-24 Fri

Continue with the properties lab.

3-23 Thu

Announcements

Focus for Today - Hand out and discuss the Physical and Chemical Properties Lab 1

  • Safety items - goggles, aprons, gloves.
  • Avoiding contamination
  • Test procedures
  • Conserving supplies
  • Making predictions

Assignment
  • Do all lab predictions for tomorrow. The must be done before lab can be started!

3-22 Wed

Announcements
  • Check your grades - the quarter will be ending soon!

Focus for Today - Compare/contrast particle action and trends in different states/phases of matter - solids, liquids, gases, (plasmas?)
  • Complete the properties list from in class yesterday if needed
  • Hand out the States of Matter notes and discuss them

  • States of Matter notes and an additional resource are posted below
  • View the video below. Then take do the review items on Quia posted below the video as your assignment.

Assignment

3-20 Tue

Complete and discuss the physical and chemical properties list in class

3-19 Mon

Alternative Energy Presentations today!

3-16 Thu

Announcement
  • Put a link in the Alternative Energy Presentation assignment in Google Classroom that I created so it is there and ready for Monday! Rehearse it! Go through it a couple of times to make sure you fit within the acceptable time window.
  • Simple Machines Test Corrections should be done and turned in!
  • Anyone who missed the Waves Basics Quiz last Friday needs to get that completed

Today


3-14 Tue

Announcements
  • Simple Machines Test Corrections should be done and turned in this week
  • Anyone who missed the Waves Basics Quiz last Friday needs to get that completed

Today

3-13 Mon

Announcements
  • Simple Machines Test Corrections should be done and turned in this week. See the notes about this posted last week.
  • Anyone who missed the Waves Basics Quiz last Friday needs to get that completed
Today
  • Discuss the Energy Questions 2 sheet given last week
  • Discuss alternative energies and set up the Alternative Energy Presentations

3-10 Fri (Day 120)

Quiz on waves today !!!

  • Briefly discuss the Work, Power and Simple Machines Test results and potential retests
    • To be eligible for a retest a you must:
      • Thoroughly review what you did wrong on the ones that were incorrect. If you cannot figure that out for yourself, you should sign up for a science test reteach session next week in E-Period.
        • Title it WPSM Test Corrections and put your name and hour in the upper right hand corner
        • Start with the first item you missed, number it and then make the correction as described below
          • For the matching, you must put the description/definition and the correct answer together in a complete true sentence.
          • For the problems, write what you did wrong and work the problem correctly, showing all your work and circling your answer.
        • Repeat the appropriate process all items you missed
        • Staple your corrections on TOP of your test paper and hand it into the Test tray. I will look it over and decide if your effort in corrections earns you a retest.
      • Copies of the test key will be posted here later today.
  • Any questions before today's quiz?
  • After the quiz:
    • Make sure you have the Energy Questions 2 sheet done and ready for Monday. We will discuss it then. It is on the back of the Electromagnetic Spectrum notes given in class a while back.
    • View the following videos that you might find interesting.

3-9 Thu

  • We will have a quiz on waves tomorrow (FRIDAY) !!!
    • Discuss the wave questions on the back of the Electromagnetic Spectrum notes given out earlier this week. This is great review for tomorrow's quiz!
    • A sheet with longitudinal waves and transverse waves was is given in class today to use to prepare for the quiz.
      • Put as many wave terms on those diagrams as possible WITHOUT using notes. Then, use your notes to add terms you could not think of. If you cannot put many terms without notes, you have some serious review to do!
      • The other page given in class, Energy Questions 2, has should be done after viewing the video below. Some of the questions will be easier after the video and some of the questions are old stuff that we have already covered.

3-8 Wed (Day 118)

  • Start with students sharing the wave behaviors of transmission, reflection, refraction, diffraction and absorption
  • Draw/take notes on what a longitudinal wave is - define it, draw it, and discuss compression and rarefaction
  • Do demonstration of longitudinal and transverse waves with a slinky
  • Review what a transverse wave is with this video
  • Discuss sound waves as an example of longitudinal waves while viewing this sound wave animation
  • Demonstrate longitudinal and transverse waves using this Simple Wave Generator
  • Assignment - Do the worksheet on the back of electromagnetic spectrum notes that were given in class. Due for Thursday


3-7 Tue (Day 117)

  • Discuss the Heat and Temperature questions that were not done yesterday
  • In class, view the following video on the electromagnetic spectrum and waves
  • Draw/discuss properties of waves
  • Assignment for Wed
      • What does it mean when waves show each of the following behaviors: transmission, reflection, refraction, diffraction and absorption? The following videos do a nice job of explaining how waves interact with substances.
      • In your notes, draw/explain the 5 wave behaviors listed above

3-6 Mon (Day 116)

Announcements
  • Anyone who missed last Friday's test or did not finish needs to get that done.
  • The "Political" Science writing assignment for the two articles I posted two weeks ago should be done and turned in through Google by now.

For Today - How does energy move from place to place?
  • Get as much of the tool lab done today as possible and hand it in.
  • (Postponed until tomorrow) > Discuss the Heat and Temperature reading and questions that were handed out of Friday.
  • You CAN still do this for Tuesday> View the following video. In your notes, describe and draw examples of conduction, convection and radiation.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3-3 Fri (Day 115)

Announcements
  • NOTE: GET THE "POLITICAL" SCIENCE article assignment from 2 weeks ago DONE this week!
  • TEST day today!

For Today -
  • Wrap up the Tool Lab today and hand it in.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3-2 Thu (Day 114)

Announcements
  • NOTE: GET THE "POLITICAL" SCIENCE article assignment from 2 weeks ago DONE this week!
  • The TEST on the work, power and simple machines is TOMORROW. REVIEW! REVIEW! REVIEW!

For Today -
  • Continue the Tool Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3-1 Wed (Day 113)

Announcements

  • NOTE: There has been an apparent problem with the "Political Science" doc I thought I had given to each student. If you started your own doc and turned that in, that is fine. If you haven't done it yet, GET IT DONE!
  • The TEST on the work, power and simple machines this week ON FRIDAY - FOR SURE! REVIEW! REVIEW! REVIEW!


For Today -

  • Check and discuss side 2 (with all the problems) of the test review sheet handed out last week.
  • Continue the Tool Lab


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-28 Tue (Day 112)

Announcements

  • NOTE: There has been an apparent problem with the "Political Science" doc I thought I had given to each student. If you started your own doc and turned that in, that is fine. If you haven't done it yet, GET IT DONE!
  • We will be having a test on the work, power and simple machines this week.
    • The test will probably be on Thursday!


For Today -

  • Check and discuss side 1 (with the matching list) of the test review sheet handed out last week.
  • Continue the Tool Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-27 Mon (Day 111)

Announcements

  • The "political" science articles writing assignment is due today! I HAVE GIVEN EACH STUDENT A DOCUMENT THROUGH GOOGLE CLASSROOM TO USE FOR YOUR WRITING ASSIGNMENT. TURN THAT DOCUMENT BACK INTO THROUGH GOOGLE CLASSROOM WHEN IT IS COMPLETED.
    • NOTE: There has been an apparent problem with the "Political Science" doc I thought I had given to each student. If you started your own doc and turned that in, that is fine. If you haven't done it yet, GET IT DONE!
  • We will be having a test on the work, power and simple machines this week.
    • Have the first side of the review sheet (with the matching on it) done for Tuesday and we will check it.
    • The test will probably be on Thursday!

For Today - Hand out, explain and start the Tool Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-22 Wed (Day 110)

Announcements
  • The "political" science articles writing assignment is due on Monday!
    • *I HAVE GIVEN EACH STUDENT A DOCUMENT THROUGH GOOGLE CLASSROOM TO USE FOR YOUR WRITING ASSIGNMENT. TURN THAT DOCUMENT BACK INTO THROUGH GOOGLE CLASSROOM WHEN IT IS COMPLETED.
  • We will be having a test on the work, power and simple machines stuff sometime next week - Wed at the earliest. A review sheet is given in class today and is included in today's post below. We can discuss it next week. REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!!!
  • Reminder: I apologize that I will not be at parent-teacher conferences on Thursday. Any parents who wants to communicate with me can contact me through school email or leave me a phone message on my school extension. Please include parent name, student name and contact information. I will follow up on the requests.

For Today

  • Continue working on the Pulley Lab today. The last work day for it will be tomorrow.
  • When the lab is complete, staple the group papers together and hand in to the Daily tray
  • With remaining time, work on the review sheet for next week's test or on the article assignment due on Monday
  • Test review sheet

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-21 Tue (Day 109)

Announcements

  • The "political" science articles assignment that was due for tomorrow (Wed) is pushed to next Monday. The writing assignment is now due on Monday!

For Today

  • Continue working on the Pulley Lab today. The last work day for it will be tomorrow.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-20 Mon (Day 108)

Announcements

  • Inclined Plane Labs should be completed and handed in by now!
  • Check grades and discuss any issues you may have with mid-term grades!
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week! High School - Monday 3:45 - 6:15 and Thursday 1:00 - 6:00. NOTE: I sincerely apologize that I will not be here for Thursday conferences due to family medical business. Parents can feel free to contact me via email or phone message and I will be happy to communicate with them or even meet with them at a later date that is convenient.
  • There is a writing assignment due next Wednesday! See yesterday's post. (Now pushed to next Monday)
  • Solar System grade slips have been handed back to one person in the partnership. Share them with your partner and discuss your poster with me if you have questions.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-17 Fri (Day 107)

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week! High School - Monday 3:45 - 6:15 and Thursday 1:00 - 6:00

For Today
  • Hand out and explain the Inclined Plane Lab and start the lab

  • "POLITICAL" SCIENCE!
    • This is the first installment of my "political" science series for second semester. There is no denying that politics can impact the connection between scientific study and public access to the results of scientific study, resulting in a lack of public understanding of natural consequences to those political actions. I am not sure how often we will do this or to what extent we will pursue this, but we will get started for now.
    • Read the following two articles and write a response to them. This is primarily for your awareness an it is an open-ended assignment, but here are some aspects that should be part of what will be considered a top level paper. Start by meeting the requirements from the top of the list below and work your way down to the bottom to earn the grade you want.
      • For a "C"
        • Include your name, hour and title at the top of your paper
        • Summarize the articles and what you learned from them. Include some reference(s) to the articles, however, do not copy and paste segments of text into your paper!
      • For a "B"
        • Offer some analysis throughout the paper. That would be what you think of what you have read
        • Make a connection between the two articles
        • Color code your writing in a manner consistent with the color coding guide from English (It is also posted on my wiki page)
      • For an "A"
        • Make a connection between the articles and something covered in class
        • Describe what you envision as long-term potential consequence(s) resulting from what you read in the articles
      • The due date will be next week Wednesday, Feb. 22
      • The articles

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-8 Wed (Day 100)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Solar System Projects are due TOMORROW!

For Today - What are simple machines and how do they work?

Use this as an overview of work, power and simple machines. View it, as well as write and answer the questions listed below in your notebook.

Work, Power and Simple Machines power point Google version.

Questions:

  1. What is a simple machine?
  2. What is compound machine?
  3. Define work and how is it calculated?
  4. Define power and how is it calculated?
  5. List the six types of simple machines and draw a graphic representation of them
  6. Draw an example of each class of lever.
  7. What is IMA and how do you determine it for a given simple machine?
  8. What is AMA and how do you determine it for a given simple machine?
  9. What is mechanical efficiency and how do you calculate it?
  10. What does it mean when it is said that no machine makes less work?
  11. What is the trade-off when a machine multiplies the input effort force? (In other words, what will you have to do more of when you get away with having to put in less force?)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-6 Mon (Day 98)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Solar System Projects are due Wednesday!

For Today - What are simple machines and how do they work?
Use this as an overview of work, power and simple machines. View it, as well as write and answer the questions listed below in your notebook.
Work, Power and Simple Machines power point Google version.
Questions:
  1. What is a simple machine?
  2. What is compound machine?
  3. Define work and how is it calculated?
  4. Define power and how is it calculated?
  5. List the six types of simple machines and draw a graphic representation of them
  6. Draw an example of each class of lever.
  7. What is IMA and how do you determine it for a given simple machine?
  8. What is AMA and how do you determine it for a given simple machine?
  9. What is mechanical efficiency and how do you calculate it?
  10. What does it mean when it is said that no machine makes less work?
  11. What is the trade-off when a machine multiplies the input effort force? (In other words, what will you have to do more of when you get away with having to put in less force?)

1-26 & 1-27 Thu and Fri

Continue on with the assignment notes on the 9th grade page. For the new survey posted today, I would like you guys to specifically include your feelings about how Accelerated Science is going for you. Is it what you expected? Are there ways you thought, or wished, it would be different? Thank you!

1-25 Wed -SNOW DAY

1-24 Tue

Continue on with the assignment you started yesterday that is posted on the 9th grade page. I added some additional notes to it for today.

1-19 Thursday

Final Test - Final Test
Student Survey - Student Survey

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-18 Wed (Day 87) NO SCHOOL - ICE!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-17 Tue (Day 86) NO SCHOOL - ICE!

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing for the final test! All information and resources can be found posted in yesterday's (Monday's) wiki notes.

IMPORTANT note regarding the Projectile Project! - Everyone needed to land 3 successful shots over the bar to score. Anyone who has not accomplished this within the class time allotted last week will need to have their projects in class on Wednesday!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-13 Fri (Day 84)

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!! A Quia self-review - Semester Final Review on Quia
  • There will be an application portion to the test on paper. You will be expected to:
    • Make a graph with all the correct elements of a good graph
    • Do a vector addition problem and determine the resultant vector
    • Determine the variables in a scientific investigation situation
      • Independent (manipulated) variable
      • Dependent (responding) variable
      • Constants
    • Do conversions using the metric scale and dimensional analysis
    • Write a well-organized paragraph explaining Newton's 3 laws

Today
  • We will wrap up the projectile flights!
  • When you are done scoring your projectile project, do the this on your own paper.
    • Put your name and hour in the upper right hand corner
    • Make a drawing of the flight of your projectile that includes your launcher, your projectile, the launching line, the bar, the target and a dotted line that represents the path of your projectile.
    • Label each of these at the appropriate place on your drawing and explain your placement:
      • Maximum gPE of your projectile
      • Where ePE was used
      • Where air friction acted on your projectile
      • Other places friction influenced your projectile
      • Where the lowest gPE was for your projectile
      • Where KE was the greatest for your projectile
    • Explain any problems you had that kept you from being more successful than you were

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-9 Mon (Day 80)

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!! A Quia self-review is posted below in today's post.
  • The Motion Word Wall on Quia is a great review tool to get started.
  • Keep working on the Motion (Projectile) Project. They are due in THIS WEDNESDAY - READY TO FIRE!
  • Hand in the worksheet for the projectile simulation. Make sure all the tables are completed and you have answered the questions at the bottom of each page.

Today
  • Check own answers to the motion matching worksheet from Friday on the overhead D
  • Do the Newton’s 3 Laws worksheet given in class today - due for Tuesday
  • Any time left afterward should be used to
    • Check grades!

    • Complete any missing lab work from before

      • Projectile Simulation worksheet - hand into the Daily tray
      • Acceleration Lab spreadsheet in Google Classroom
      • Speed Lab spreadsheet in Google Classroom
    • Start reviewing for the semester final test!

      Semester Final Review on Quia

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-5 Thu (Day 78)

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!
    • The Motion Word Wall is a great review tool. I will also be posting some self-assessment practice tests to help prepare for the semester final.
  • Keep working on the Motion (Projectile) Project. They are due in one week!

Today -
  • Focus for Today - What is projectile motion and how is it influenced by gravity and friction?
    • Review acceleration and discuss "frame of reference"
    • We will start an online projectile simulation today that will be demonstrated in class. Here is a link to the Projectile Simulation
    • The data sheet to go with the simulation is given in class, but here is a copy as well
      • You need to fill out the sheets by changing the variables as prescribed in the worksheet table
      • Pay close attention to how the magnitude (size) and shape of the projectile's path (trajectory) is affected by an object's weight, size, the angle of release, velocity of launch and the effects of air friction
  • Watch the following video on centripetal acceleration and centripetal force to prepare for tomorrow

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-4 Wed (Day 77)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-22 Thu (Day 75)

Christmas Break!

  • Have a great break!
  • Get working on those Motion (Projectile) Projects! There is a new page link on the menu on the left side of the wiki page that has questions and answers posted. Check there to see if a question you have has already been asked and answered. I have had very few questions thus far. I will continue to update the question page as we go. Feel free to contact me and ask any question that has not been addressed.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-21 Wed (Day 74)

What is terminal velocity?

Assignment

  • Complete the Acceleration Lab Spreadsheet and do the questions listed in yesterday's post
  • Do the Gravity and Acceleration (I) worksheet for Thursday

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-20 Tue

  • Show and discuss the spreadsheet that will be done for the acceleration lab. A copy have been given through Google Classroom.
  • Finish working with the ball and ramps and then start the spreadsheet.
    • Answer these questions as comments in your spreadsheet in the cells that are listed after each question
      • 1) Which ball showed the greatest speed in any given second? B2
      • 2) Which ball traveled the farthest in the 4 seconds? B3
      • 3) Which ball showed the greatest acceleration and when did that occur? B4
      • 4) Did any data look like it did not make sense? Explain where and why you think you got that data? B5

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-19 Mon

Discuss this year's motion project - Due January 11
Work on the Acceleration Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-14 Wed

  • View the following videos about speed, velocity and acceleration

    • Here is a video on "frame of reference" and what it means when it is said that "motion is relative".

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-28 Mon

Test 11.28.16

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-23 Wed

Density Lab Results


Announcements

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-15 Tue (Day 50)

Announcements
  • Complete the Volume Lab to day and keep in your folder until next week
  • The Mass and Weight Labs should be handed into the Daily tray
Today - Essential Question #16 - What does density and specific gravity compare and contrast with each other?
  • Hand out notes on density and specific gravity and discuss them
  • Students should view the following videos on density and specific gravity for next week
    • This is a nice basic video on density
    • This one gets more into specific gravity
    • Here are some nice demonstrations on the density of soda pop
    • Here is some background on a legend about Archimedes

Assignment
  • View the videos above

  • Do the density worksheet on the back of the Density and Specific Gravity Notes/Lab Sheet for Monday
  • Read the Density/Specific Gravity notes on the lab given in class

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-4 Fri (Day 43)

Today - Essential Question #15 - What are mass and weight? (continued)
  • Explain day 2 of the quiz - making corrections
    • After completing the paper quiz, hand it into the Test tray
    • Then take the Mass and Weight Quiz on Quia as pre-quiz
    • Complete the mass and weight power point notes and videos from yesterday if not done
  • Copy the Mass and Weight Lab onto notebook paper and discuss/set up the lab and using the balances
  • Watch the additional video on mass and weight

11-2-16 Wed
Today - Essential Question #15 - What are mass and weight?
  • The following class notes are posted here for saving or printing if needed
  • View the ppt to prepare and to get ready for our next lab. Here are some questions you should be able to answer that fed into the essential question for today
    • 1) What a typical metric unit of mass?
    • 2) What is a typical metric unit of weight?
    • 3) What is a non-metric unit of weight?
    • 4) What does it mean when we say that someone is "weightless" and how can that happen?

  • Here are a couple more resources to add to our notes and discussion

10-31-16 Mon
Announcement
  • Keep working and reviewing dimensional analysis, THERE WILL BE A BIGGER QUIZ ON IT NEXT WEEK!
  • The Halloween Vector Treasure Hunt will happen today

Today
  • People who are not done on the Vector Airtrip should work on it and hand it into the Daily tray today
  • Check out the demo on how to add vectors using the vector addition site linked below.
  • Assignment
    Try using the vector addition grid link above to add the following vectors and record your answer in your notebook to see if you arrive at the correct resultant vector. I will give the answer(s) later.
    IMPORTANT:
    • Start your first vector with the tail at the X-Y intersection.
    • Watch out for the 45 degree NE, SE, NW, SW angles! When doing those, the Rx and Ry component values should be the same magnitude and do not be concerned whether they are (+) or (-). The plain R value is the magnitude of your arrow.
    • To get the resultant vector in the end, you must add a new vector that goes from the origin to the tip of the last vector given to add.
    Add the following vectors: 35 N, 42.4 SE, 20 N, 13 E, 25 S, 43.8 NW, 21.25 SW, 42 E, 16 S
    You can try another one if you want: 10 E, 20 N, 21.2 SE, 28.3 NE, 14.1 NW, 20 W, 14.1 SW, 7.1 NW
.