Welcome to Accelerated Science 7th Grade 2017-18

Online Resources for Science to use throughout the year!

Daily Posts for Accelerated Science 7

>>>>>>>>>>> 2-9 Fri

Today

  • Discuss the class of lever in the diagrams of the fishing pole, seesaw, etc.


View this presentation on work, power and simple machines. Answer the questions that go with it. Get as far as you can on it and keep it for the future, as we will be getting to this stuff later.
  • 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.
    Use the Work, Power and Simple Machines power point Google version.
    The following questions to be done on notebook paper and ready to show me on Thursday
    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?)

Here is a nice short video on comparing transverse and longitudinal waves
As a follow up on waves, here is a really neat video on using light to "see" sounds waves


>>>>>>>>>>> 2-8 Thu

Announcement

Have the Work and Power worksheet ready for Friday

Read the Simple Machines and Lever notes. Label effort (E), Fulcrum (F or triangle), and Resistance load (R) for the fishing pole, seesaw, etc and classify each lever.

Today's test: Work, Power, Energy and Waves Quiz

  • Here is a little video on levers to add to what we are doing in the classroom.

>>>>>>>>>>> 2-6 Tue

Announcement

Please complete the Energy/Waves Quiz 2 on Quia as a required review for a grade, if you have not already done so. You can take it up to 3 times. Note the things you missed and look back in your notes to see if you can figure out the correct answer. You can use all of your notes!

2-5 Mon

Here is a short video on light and how we see colors
  • Sound is a longitudinal wave. How is that different from a transverse wave? Can you see sound?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-2 Fri

  • Discuss the Energy Questions 1 (con't) that were handed out on Friday.

  • View the following video. In your notebook, do the following
    • Define/diagram and label the following wave terms/concepts: energy wave movement, oscillation, crest, trough, wavelength, equilibrium (rest state), amplitude
    • List/draw examples of the different waves in order from longest to shortest on the electromagnetic spectrum
    • Relate the energy in a wave to its properties and where it lies on the electromagnetic spectrum


1-30 Tue
  • What does it mean when waves show each of the following behaviors: transmission, reflection, refraction, diffraction and absorption
    • The following video does a nice job of explaining how waves interact with substances. Draw on paper a representation of the wave behaviors listed above and describe what what happens to waves when they these behaviors occur.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-29 Mon

  • Discuss the videos that were to be viewed for today

    • What is energy?
    • What are the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics?
    • What is entropy?
    • Einstein's famous equation
  • Hand out Energy Questions 1 sheet

  • View the following videos


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-25 Thu

Fill out the KWL Energy Google Form
  • Energy videos for some background information and to get you thinking to be viewed in class Thursday

    • Energy videos

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-24 Wed

  • Work on the essays about Aristotle,etc
  • They are due BY Sat!
  • Fill out the K and W columns of the KWL sheet on energy that was given in class

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-23 Tue (Late start-snow)

  • Hand back and discuss the semester final test
  • Hand out the KWL-Energy sheet
    • Fill out the K and W columns for Wed

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-22 Mon

Snow Day today!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-18 Thu

Write an essay to summarize the progression of human understanding of the solar system/universe through the time of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Tycho and Kepler. Include the proper placement and description of the concepts of geocentric, heliocentric, epicycle and ellipse.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-16 Tue

Semester 1 Review

For the paper application portion you will need to
  • Construct a graph with all the proper elements and use it to do analysis
  • Draw and graphically add vectors on a grid and determine the resultant vector
  • Given a set of information, set up a scientific investigation and determine the independent variable, dependent variable and constants
  • Do conversions using the metric scale and showing dimensional analysis
  • Distinguish direct and inverse relationships between given variables

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-15 Mon

  • This is the last day to do any make-up car runs.

  • Complete car calculations today and enter your answers on the Google Car Data Form 2017-18 that is posted on last Friday's post. BEFORE YOU ENTER THE FORM, have your answers ready because Google Forms will not let you go in later and complete an incomplete form. You will have to start over and re-enter your answers.
    • Here are the items you will need for the Google Car Data form:
      • Car mass in g
      • Car mass in kg
      • Distance of best run
      • Average time of best run
      • Distance of 2nd best run
      • Average time of 2nd best run
      • Average speed of 2 best runs
      • Average p of 2 best runs
      • Average KE of 2 best run (Use kg)

    • Here is a link to the Car Data Form 2017-18. Do your calculations carefully and double-check all responses before you enter and submit! These are graded.



  • In addition to the Quia portion of the final, you will need write a well-organized paragraph or short essay that describes/explains Newton's 3 laws of motion and include an example of each in action

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-8 Mon


Cars are due tomorrow!


Watch the following videos to get a sense of how humans' views and thoughts of the solar system and the universe changed throughout history. Think about frame of reference, relative motion, Newton's laws and how those things played into what people thought of what they saw and experienced.


Focus for Today - How is the "geocentric" view of the solar system/universe different from the "heliocentric" one
  • As you go through the rest of these videos, pay attention to the key people and their contributions to the evolution of human understanding of Earth, its place in the universe, and order of the solar system throughout time.
    • Here are some items that will guide you in gathering information
      • How are these terms significant?
        • geocentric, epicycle, heliocentric, ellipse, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler

  • Greek observations and thoughts
  • This is a little simpler version of the Ptolemy idea
  • Copernicus
  • Tycho Brahe and others
  • Kepler

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-3 Wed - 2018!

Announcements
  • There will be a SEMESTER FINAL
    • A review has been opened on Quia (See below)
    • There will also be a writing and application portion to the final, in which you will
      • Construct a graph and use it to answer analysis questions
      • Use a given situation and a set of information to set up a valid scientific investigation and determine independent variable, dependent variable and constants
      • Write a well organized paragraph that explains Newton's 3 laws of motion
  • The Motion Word Wall ion Quia s a great review tool.
    • Motion project questions were answered each day before break. The notes/guidelines for it can be found in the 12-21 post below. The project is due ready to run on Wednesday, January 10!

  • There was an assignment on potential energy (P.E.) and kinetic energy (K.E.) given just before break. which is posted below. We will review that and discuss the answers tomorrow (Thursday)

Today
  • The last day before break, we played a review game that was based on questions from the entire semester. Your final will cover the entire semester. To help prepare for that, a semester review has been opened up on Quia. It is set to give feedback so you see which ones you got correct and which ones you missed. It would be wise to take notes on the items you missed and go back into your resources and figure out where you went wrong so you can get them correct the next time you do the review.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-21 Thu

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! We will be having more short quizzes. There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT ALL SERIOUSLY!
  • Motion (Car) Project guidelines have been handed and discussed in class.
  • Discuss potential energy and kinetic energy
  • Demonstrate energy conversion with the bowling ball pendulum
  • Hand out the PE and KE worksheet
  • Both sides of the PE and KE wkst are due for Friday

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-20 Wed

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day!
  • The Motion (Car) Project was introduced and discussed today.

Today
  • Check and discuss the Force and Acceleration worksheet
  • Discuss the answers to the questions about the forces and motion diagrams
  • Introduce the Motion (Car) Project for this year.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-19 Tue

Today

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-18 Mon


Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! We will be having more short quizzes. There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT ALL SERIOUSLY!
  • On the back side of the motion terms given today are some motion related diagrams. Look at diagrams B, D, E and F. Discuss what forces would be acting on these objects. Draw and label the force vectors that would be acting on them to prepare for class discussion.

Today
  • Discuss the continued motion terms starting with friction and going through centripetal force
  • Hand out notes on Centripetal Force and Centripetal Acceleration and discuss the questions on the bottom of the page
  • View the video below on Newton's 3 laws of motion for Tuesday


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-15 Fri

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! We will be having more short quizzes. There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT ALL SERIOUSLY!

Today -

  • Complete the Acceleration Lab Spreadsheet today.
    • Print your spreadsheet
    • Since we are printing in black and white, make sure all data is clearly visible and the viewer (like me) can easily tell one series of data from another - highlight, label, etc.
    • Do the analysis items. Show and explain the data on your printed spreadsheet that addresses the analysis item.
    • Staple your printed spreadsheet on top of your own personal lab notes
    • Hand it into the Daily tray
  • In your groups, read and discuss the continued list of motion terms (from force to kinetic energy) that was given in class today.
  • On the back side of the motion terms given today are some motion related diagrams. Look at diagrams B, D E and F. Discuss what forces would be acting on these objects. Draw and label the force vectors that would be acting on them to prepare for class discussion next week.
  • View any videos that have been posted in the last week or so that you have not yet seen. It will be good review and preparation for next week.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-14 Thu

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! We will be having more short quizzes. There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT ALL SERIOUSLY!

Today - What are centripetal force and centripetal acceleration?


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-13 Wed

Today
  • Work on the spreadsheet today


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

Announcement
  • Mid-term grades are due tomorrow.

Today


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-11 Mon

Announcement
  • Mid-term grades are due Wednesday of this week! Check grades and address any issues!

Today
  • Complete the trials with the balls and gathering data for the Acceleration Lab today. We will discuss the spreadsheet for the lab tomorrow.
  • Read the notes on friction given in class today
  • Look at the Distance v Time graph and answer the questions that go with it for tomorrow
  • View the following video on terminal velocity

  • Here is a short video on friction to add to the notes given in class

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-28 Tue

Announcements
  • I should have all Measuring Summary Labs in now!
Today
  • Introduce motion and basic motion terms and concepts.
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-27 Mon


Announcements

  • All Measuring Summary Lab Score Sheets should be completed and handed in today with each group member's personal lab notes stapled underneath the score sheet.

Today
  • Discuss the last test that was taken on dimensional analysis and conversions
  • Discuss the Zebra Mussel article and the graph associated with the article

  • Check out the following resources to prepare for the motion discussion and labs coming up. The first one is about speed and acceleration.
    • Acceleration of Earth's gravity

      • Here is a video about "frame of reference" and the idea that all "motion is relative". These two concepts are tied together and are important in understanding motion. CAUTION: This is an OLD video, but does a great job of focusing just on frame of reference. You do not have to watch all of it to get the point, but the examples get more involved as the videos goes along.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-22 Wed

Announcements

  • The paper portion of the last test is handed back today. We will discuss it on Monday.
  • PLEASE do the student survey for the end of 1st quarter if you have not done it yet. I really look forward to the input and feedback and appreciate it.
Today -
  • Work toward completing the Measuring Summary Labs today and hand them into the Daily tray.
    • The score sheet should be on top
    • Each group member's personal lab notes should be gathered together underneath the score sheet.
    • Staple it all together as a packet

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-20 Mon

Measuring Summary Lab this short week!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-15 Thu

Today -
  • Complete the test portions from yesterday
  • After the test, read the Zebra Mussel article given in class today
  • After reading the article, take the short Zebra Mussel Article reading quiz
  • (If time permits) Start the Measuring Summary Lab by getting your 5 tasks from the teacher
    • Measure carefully and accurately!
    • Use the method that you think will be most reliable
    • Triple check all calculations and conversions


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-15 Wed

Announcements

  • We will be starting the Measuring Summary Lab this week!

Today -

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-14 Tue

Announcements

  • We will have a test Wednesday on dimensional analysis, temperature scales, mass, weight, density, and specific gravity

Today -

  • Check and discuss the Checkpoint review sheet

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-13 Mon

Announcements

  • We will have a test Wednesday on dimensional analysis, temperature scales, mass, weight, density, and specific gravity

Today -



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-10 Fri

Announcements

  • We will have a test next week on dimensional analysis, temperature scales, mass, weight, density, and specific gravity

Today -

  • Complete the Density Lab today and hand into the Daily tray
  • When done, work on the review sheet given in class and the 2 Quia reviews posted yesterday

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-9 Thu


Today -



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-25 Wed

Announcements

  • Keep reviewing and working on dimensional analysis! We are far from done with that!
  • Complete any portions of yesterday's test today. The paper portion goes in the Test tray
  • Complete the 2 Dimension Lab-mixed and hand it into the Daily tray

Today - Find out what vector quantities are, how to draw them and add them graphically. We will be doing this next.

  • View the vector videos posted below
    • Videos on vector quantities and how to draw them

  • Here are some videos that will start getting you ready for the Measuring Summary Lab coming up down the road
    • Mass and Weight
  • Density


>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-24 Tue

Test today on conversions

Do the Quia portions first. The links are listed below You will need your Quia login info.


  • After the Quia portions are completed, hand in the metric scale to the stack in order by number. Then get a paper portion and do that. Hand the paper portion of the test into the test tray when done.

Continue with the 2 Dimension Lab - mixed after the test. Keep your lab papers until tomorrow

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-19 Thu

Conferences today


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-18 Wed

Announcements

  • KEEP REVIEWING AND PRACTICING DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS! THERE WILL BE A TEST TUESDAY ON DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS, INCLUDING USING THE METRIC SCALE.
  • We pushed the Temperature Scales worksheet to Monday. Have it ready for then.

Today

  • Check and discuss the 1 Dimension Lab and the Area- 2 Dimension Lab - metric
  • Hand out the Conversions Make-up worksheet to be worked on in class individually. Us this as a practice test to see how ready you are for Tuesday. We will check it on Monday as well

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-17 Tue

Announcements

  • KEEP REVIEWING AND PRACTICING DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS!

Today

  • Check and discuss the conversion problems handed out on Friday
  • Hand out and discuss temperature scales
  • View the following video and do the Temperature and Temperature Scales conversion worksheet for tomorrow.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-13 Fri

Announcements

  • Clean up any grade issues!!!
  • I added a volume video to today's post as well

Today -

Hand in the 1 Dimension Lab to the Daily tray today

Hand out additional dimensional analysis problems today to do for Monday.

Check out the video on working in more than 1 dimension, such as area


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-10 Tue

Announcements

  • Quiz today on the following: Using the metric scale to make conversions, scientific notation, direct and inverse relationships, exponents, identifying experimental variables- independent variable, dependent variable, constants.
    • Here is the link for today's Quia Test 10.10.17 on scientific method (independent variable, dependent variable, constants), direct and inverse relationships, scientific notation, and using the metric scale to do metric-metric conversions

Today -

  • Check the answers to the Units and Conversions Worksheet 1

  • Discuss taking the test today
    • Do not write on the metric scale given on class for the test!
    • Carefully select answers and confirm them before you move on
    • Pay attention to point values on the questions and focus energy on the easiest and highest point value items
  • After the test, copy down the 3 dimensional analysis problems from the board to do for tomorrow. These are to see what you know about doing dimensional analysis after having done it in middle school and/or form the videos posted below. Watch the videos if you have yet done so.

Assignment

  • The board problems to be done for tomorrow are shown below. Show all work in dimensional analysis, the whole equation, all the steps, cancelling of units, etc.
    • How many yards (yds) are in 800 fathoms?
    • How many ounces (oz.) are in 30,000 grains
    • How many gills can a 5 gallon (gal.) pail hold?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-9 Mon

Announcements

  • We will have a quiz tomorrow (Tuesday) on the following: Using the metric scale to make conversions, scientific notation, direct and inverse relationships, exponents, identifying experimental variables- independent variable, dependent variable, constants. Four practice quizzes were posted on Friday and will be open until tomorrow morning.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-6 Fri

Announcements

  • We will have a quiz early next week Tuesday on the following: Using the metric scale to make conversions, scientific notation, direct and inverse relationships, exponents, identifying experimental variables- independent variable, dependent variable, constants

Today - How do I use dimensional analysis to make conversions?


        • Here is a video about "frame of reference" and the idea that all "motion is relative". These two concepts are tied together and are important in understanding motion. CAUTION: This is an OLD video, but does a great job of focusing just on frame of reference. You do not have to watch all of it to get the point, but the examples get more involved as the videos goes along.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-3 Tue


Announcements

  • Mid-term grades are posted today!
  • I should now have printed copy of your Scientific Investigation report with a copy of your spreadsheet staples behind it


Today

  • Check and discuss scientific notation problems from yesterday
  • Handout the metric scale we will be using in class this year and discuss it's structure and how to use it in moving decimals and converting between units.
    • Here is nice video that goes with our discussion and use of the metric scale

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-2 Mon

Announcements
  • With mid-term grades coming out soon, make sure you are addressing any missing or unfinished work.
  • I would l like ONE hard copy of each group's Scientific Investigation Report WITH a hard copy of the spreadsheet stapled to the back of it. Pleas get that to me today, or as soon as possible!

Today - How do I convert between scientific notation and standard from numbers?

  • Finish any reports left over from Friday.

  • Hand out notes on scientific notation and discuss the intro.
    • Do the first 1-10 in class. Check and discuss.
    • Work on the bottom 1-10 for tomorrow (front side)
    • Here is video to support today's scientific notation introduction.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-27 Wed

Announcements
  • With mid-term grades coming out soon, make sure you are addressing any missing or unfinished work.
  • You will be presenting your Scientific Investigation Reports on Friday. Each person in the group must explain at least one part of the report to the class. Your group will also need to answer questions about the report and/or your investigation.

Today -
Complete your investigation reports and plan your presentations for Friday

Review and refresh in your mind - What is an exponent and how do I use it on my calculator to make calculations? (Basic math skills, exponents and using your calculator)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-25 Mon

Announcements
  • Check grades!

Today

What is the difference between correlation and causation (causality)?

Use the document I give you in Google Classroom to complete your report, BUT I want only ONE COLLABORATIVE report from the group!
  • Indicate in you report who did which part of the report
Make sure all parts are clearly and appropriately labeled
In Part 4, link your spreadsheet in your report and make sure you have given me permission to comment on it.
Turn this document in through Google Classroom when completed

The Scientific Investigation Report should have all of the following parts included and clearly labeled in order.
  • Part 1
    • A) Define your question or problem and state why you chose this investigation.
    • B) State your hypothesis.
    • C) List and describe your experimental variables – independent, dependent and constants. Make sure your report clearly states how you controlled these variables.
  • Part 2 - Describe any problems or modifications that you had during the course of your investigation.
  • Part 3 - Write a detailed, step-by-step (Step 1, Step 2, Step 3…) procedure that would allow anyone who reads it to properly conduct your experiment. This procedure should be the “final procedure” that implements any modifications you had to make during your investigation to deal with problems along the way.
  • Part 4 - Set up a one-page spreadsheet with at least one table and one graph that shows your data. Write at least one calculation formula that fits what you did with your data. More than one table and/or graph may be needed to properly represent your data and it may make your report look more impressive as well, however, make sure the spreadsheet is only one page. The choice of graph should also appropriately represent the data. PART 4 SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE A WRITTEN SUMMARY OF YOUR FINDINGS THAT REFERS TO YOUR DATA AND IS BASED ON YOUR DATA. Include a link in your document that will take me to your spreadsheet.
  • Part 5 - State your conclusion in terms of whether your hypothesis is valid or invalid AND how your data supports your claim. Hand in any notes with raw data with your name of them and be prepared to answer any questions the teacher may have regarding your investigation. If the teacher asks anyone in the group a specific question and it cannot be answered, it may result in a point reduction!
  • Part 6 - State each of the following as they pertained to your scientific investigation and clearly list and label them.
    • One direct relationship
    • One inverse relationship
    • State some qualitative observations and some quantitative observations and label them
    • Describe one correlation and one causation within your investigation

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-22 Fri

Announcements
  • Check grades!
  • The Estimate-Measure spreadsheet and Football Throws spreadsheet grades are being added.

Today - Continue wrapping up scientific investigations and planing your report
  • EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE EXPERIMENTAL NOTES
  • You should be getting close to wrapping up the actual experiment
  • Start planning your lab report
  • What went wrong? - How did you fix it? - What could you have done differently from the start?
  • Think about quantitative and qualitative observations you made
  • Determine at least one direct relationship and one inverse relationship
  • Find one example each of a correlation and a causation in your investigation
  • You can also start loading your experimental data in a new spreadsheet and decide what type of graph would best represent what you want your data to show. KEEP YOUR NUMBERS AND YOUR UNITS SEPARATE ON A SPREADSHEET.
To assist you with your lab report, view the following videos and see that correlation and causation is about.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-15 Fri

Assignment
  • Complete the Football Throws Spreadsheet
    • "Turn in" your spreadsheet through Google Classroom
    • Hand in the half paper checklist that goes with it
    • If you have had trouble with it, do not stress. I will still take them on Monday. Keep working on them.

Today
  • Hand out notes on Scientific Problem Solving
  • Discuss the red light v. blue light experiment. What was the problem with that experiment?
  • Define/discuss terms
    • Independent variable - (manipulated variable)
      • It is what the scientist deliberately changes (manipulates) to see the effect
      • It is what the scientist is testing
      • How many should there be in good scientific investigation? ONE! (1)
    • Dependent variable - (responding variable)
      • It is the response the scientist is looking for and measurinG
      • How many should there be in good scientific investigation? ONE! (1)
      • Constant - things controlled to be the same to make the investigation fair
      • How many should there be in good scientific investigation? AS MANY AS NEEDED TO MEET THE SITUATION
  • Group up and start deciding what you would like to do for a fun scientific investigation (experiment) next week. We will devote the week to it, but that does NOT mean you have time to drag your feet or goof around. Groups need to settle on an idea that will work and decide who will bring the needed materials to get started once I approve their proposal and procedure.

  • On the back of the Science Problem Solving notes is the template each group will fill out and show me before they are allowed to start their investigation.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-14 Thu

Today
  • Continue working on the Football Throws Spreadsheet
  • Complete the checklist for it that was given in class
  • Bring your spreadsheet to the teacher with your checklist
  • Turn in your spreadsheet through Google Classroom
  • Hand in your check to the Daily tray

Assignment
  • Complete the Football Throws Spreadsheet and the checklist for it that was given in class. Turn in your spreadsheet in Google Classroom and hand in your checklist to the Daily tray
  • To get ready for tomorrow and next week. look at the following notes and start thinking of a scientific investigation that you would like to do next week.
  • Form a group and get set on a workable idea for a scientific investigation to start next week

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-13 Wed (Day 8)

Announcements
  • The Estimate and Measure Lab should be handed into the Daily tray by now

Today
  • Join my Google Classroom today. You will need the class code from the teacher.
  • Discuss/demonstrate getting started on the FB Throws spreadsheet posted below. Use the spreadsheet linked below as a guide in setting up your blank sheet that was given to you in Google Classroom. You will be using the football throws data we gathered outside yesterday.
  • Football Throws Spreadsheet Sample

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-12 Tue (Day 7)

Announcements
  • The Estimate and Measure Lab should be handed into the Daily tray

Today
  • Discuss what it means to Predict.
  • Introduce the Football Throws Lab
  • Gather information on throwers
  • Make predictions on how throwers will rank
  • Go outside to throw and gather data
  • Tomorrow, we will use the data to generate a spreadsheet

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-11 Mon (Day 6)

Announcements

  • The July Temps graph from Friday is due today in the Daily tray next to the safety shower

Today

  • We will discuss estimating and measuring, then do a short activity with those concepts and see the importance of having standard units
    • Here is a video that relates to these concepts.
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>>>>>>>>>> 9-7 Thu (Day 4)

  • Everyone should have self-enrolled in Quia and have the survey completed by now.
  • Continue the Inference Disk Lab, complete it and hand it into the Daily tray today.
  • Here is the link for today's quiz on Quia - Observation and Inference Quiz 1


>>>>>>>>>> 9-6 Wed (Day 3)

Use the following links to add to our class about making qualitative and quantitative observations and inferences.

>>>>>>>>>> 9-5 Tue (Day 2)

After self-enrolling in the Quia classroom for your hour, take the following survey to reflect on the emergency drills we discussed in class and so check if you have successfully enrolled in Quia and were able to do the assignment.

Quia Survey on drills

>>>>>>>>>> 9-1 Fri (Day 1)

Introduction to Mr Kramer and the course

  • Seating

  • Who is Mr. Kramer?

  • Materials for class - paper, pens and pencils, scientific calculator, a couple sturdy pocket folders to keep papers

  • Computers - assigned by seat number

  • Classroom Expectations

  • Student Handbook - See the link and description in the resources posted above. This has all kinds of information that can guide you and will be helpful to you in knowing your responsibilities, school policies, grading scale, etc.

  • What do we study in Physical Science?

    • Physical Science is a combination of physics and chemistry infused with earth science content.

Orientation with Room 151 activity


Safety procedures

  • Tornado

  • Lockdowns

  • Firb