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Finals Schedule




Announcement

If you would be so kind to do so, PLEASE take the year-end student survey for me! I truly value student feedback. I have left the names optional for you. Even if you include your name, but your review of me is not good, it WILL NOT affect your grade in any negative way! You will probably want to do this when you have 15-20 minutes to complete it, as you cannot save your progress on it from one session to the next.

Here is the link to the Year End Student Survey


THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT AND THANK YOU FOR BEING A GOOD BUNCH TO WORK WITH!

Have a safe and wonderful summer!


Final Test

The first portion is an application portion on paper
Then do the following Quia portions and get as far as you can! Try to finish the chemistry portion for sure. The other portions will be used as a potential grade boosters.

Final Test portions on Quia

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE HANDED IN YOUR PAPERWORK FOR YOUR UNKNOWNS... OR COMPLETE THEM IF OYU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE THEM!

      • There will be opportunities to earn some extra credit during the 2nd and 3rd final test days - See me!

>>>>>>>>> 6-1 Fri

Announcements
Review resources to help prepare for the final test are below in Tuesday's post.
The paper application portion will be focused on the power standard items underlined and in bold below.
  • Identify and control variables to conduct a valid scientific investigation (Independent variable, dependent variable, constants)
  • Apply an appropriate graph to represent information/data and use it as an analysis tool to answer data-related questions
  • Use reading skills to gather necessary information from a passage to correctly answer direct and indirect questions about the passage.
  • Distinguish between quantitative and qualitative observations, and inferences, and use them in the study of science (Already done with unknowns)
  • Determine whether a given relationship between variables is direct or inverse and apply to different situations
  • Demonstrate ability to use dimensional analysis to solve problems and make conversions, as well as utilizing a scientific calculator in solving equations in doing so
  • Demonstrate the proper graphical representation for a vector and add vectors on graph paper
  • Understand and explain relative motion, the role of frame of reference in judging motion, and apply Newton’s laws of motion to given situations.
    • This will be the writing component!
      • Explain what is meant by relative motion, what frame of reference is, and each of Newton's laws.
      • The best score will be for a complete description and tying together as many of the concepts to each other as you can, as well as making relationships between them.
  • Distinguish between physical and chemical properties and use properties to test and identify an “unknown” given by the teacher. (Already done with unknowns.)
  • Identify various natural sources of energy, how energy is conserved, moved and transformed (E=mc^2, conduction, convection, radiation); and explain advantages and disadvantages of providing energy and manipulating it to meet our demands flow.

Today
  • Discuss the final test and the new schedule for next week
    • Quia review items will remain open until your final test
    • A paper-application portion will be focused on the standards posted in the room. Those items will be the following:

  • Review balancing chemical equations
  • Discuss the Acid-Base-pH Notes on the back of the Chemical Reactions Notes
    • Do the worksheet on the bottom identifying acids, base and salts
  • Review for the final on Quia


>>>>>>>>> 5-31 Thu

Announcements
Review resources to help prepare for the final test are below in Tuesday's post.

Today
  • Check the worksheet Number of Atoms in a Formula
  • Discuss/demonstrate how to use charges to write a binary formula
    • Do the worksheet Writing Binary Formulas in class. You can check your answers in class if done.
  • Hand out the notes and worksheet on Balancing Chemical Equations.
    • View the following video on balancing chemical equations
      • Try balancing the chemical equations on the worksheet given today.
  • WRAP UP THE UNKNOWNS!!!


>>>>>>>>> 5-29 Tue

Announcements
Review resources on Quia have been opened up to help prepare for the final test. They are posted below. You can take them up to 3 times and feedback is given to you. You will need your Quia login info to access them.

There will also be a paper application portion for the final in addition to the Quia portions.

Today
  • Complete testing the solutions A through J and get ready to do unknowns
  • View the following items to prepare for this week
    • Chemical Reaction Basics


>>>>>>>>> 5-21 Mon

Announcements
None

Today
  • Complete the test for the Properties Lab 2 today so we can start the unknowns tomorrow!
  • When done with the lab tests, you can do the following for review and to prepare for future discussions
    • Read and study this Atmosphere Basics page to see what you know about Earth's atmosphere
    • Reread the Solubility Notes that were given in class sometime back. Especially focus on the solubility of gasses
    • Check out the following resources related to gases and solubility
      • Gases in the atmosphere
        • Read and study this Atmosphere Basics page to see what you know about Earth's atmosphere
        • Solubility of gases


>>>>>>>>> 5-18 Fri

Announcements
Anyone who has not done the Solubility Quiz 2 on Quia should get it done in class today. You will need to get the solubility graph from me to do the quiz. RETURN it when you are done with the quiz!

Finish up the Properties Lab 2 today.


>>>>>>>>> 5-16 Wed

Announcements
Quiz tomorrow on Solubility terms and concepts: solute, solvent, using a solubility chart, saturated, unsaturated, supersaturated
REVIEW AND BE READY!

Today
Continue the Properties Lab 2 - (Unknown)


>>>>>>>>> 5-15 Tue

Announcements
Quiz Thursday on Solubility terms and concepts: solute, solvent, using a solubility chart, saturated, unsaturated, supersaturated

Today
Hand out the Properties Lab 2 - (Unknown)
Explain the test procedures for the lab and hints for caution and success
Start the lab

>>>>>>>>> 5-14 Mon

Announcements
As we head into next week, you should have completed the following:
  • Properties Lab 1 - Properties Lab 1 Questions on Quia using your lab sheet - Hand in your lab sheet when done
  • Solubility Basics Quiz on Quia

Today
  • Discuss the Solubility Worksheet from Friday
  • Read the Facebook article and do the Facebook Article Quiz
  • Do the solubility old quiz/review assignment assignment for tomorrow - both sides.

>>>>>>>>>> 5-11 Fri

Announcements
As we head into next week, you should have completed the following:
  • Properties Lab 1 - Properties Lab 1 Questions on Quia using your lab sheet - Hand in your lab sheet when done
  • Solubility Basics Quiz on Quia
  • These two items can be found linked below on earlier posts and will remain open throughout the weekend.
  • Have the Solubility Curve Worksheet done and ready for Monday!

Today

>>>>>>>>>> 5-10 Thu

Today
  • Hand out and discuss Solubility Notes
    • .
  • Do demonstrations
    • General rule of solubility
    • A supersaturated solution
  • Take the Solubility Basics Quiz 1 on Quia

>>>>>>>>>> 5-9 Wed

Today
  • After the Properties Lab 1 is completed, do the following:
    • Review you lab sheet and decide if you need to redo any tests. You will do the Quia item posted below to assess the quality and accuracy of your test results.
    • Make sure you have completed the "P or C" (for Physical or Chemical property) row at the bottom of the sheet.
    • Look at your predictions and see how well you did. You are not graded on them, but you might find them interesting. Were there any surprises that stood out?
    • Use your lab sheet to do the Properties Lab 1 Questions on Quia. This will be your lab quality assessment. Use only your lab sheet on your own. This is NOT a group thing!
    • Hand your Properties Lab 1 sheet into the Daily tray
  • After all lab and post-lab items are addressed, check out the resources below to be ready for discussions on solubility. We will be getting back to this in detail before the next lab.

>>>>>>>>>> 5-7 Mon

Announcements
  • None

Today

>>>>>>>>>> 5-4 Fri

Announcement
  • The Properties Review on Quia should be done by now. I will be pulling the grades from it to post for midterm! Look for the link below if needed.

Today
  • Do a brief reminder of lab safety and procedure and answer any questions
  • Continue with lab

>>>>>>>>>> 5-3 Thu

Announcement
  • The Properties Review on Quia should be done by now. I will be pulling the grades from it to post for midterm! Look for the link below if needed.

Today
  • Review lab procedures and safety for the Properties Lab 1
  • Start lab


>>>>>>>>>> 5-2 Wed

Announcement
  • The Properties Review on Quia should be done by now. I will be pulling the grades from it to post for midterm! Look for the link below if needed.

Today
  • Check the STP questions/problems
  • Hand out and discuss the Properties Lab

  • Do the Physical v Chemical Change side on the back of the lab sheet for tomorrow

  • Do the Gas Laws Quiz 1 on Quia


>>>>>>>>>> 5-1 Tue

Today


>>>>>>>>>> 4-27 Fri

Today
  • Hand out and discuss Gas Laws notes

  • If this is not yet done, do the Properties Review on Quia as this week's quiz score. You can use your notes on this. It is a graded review.

The following items will add to what we are doing in class. Check them out!


>>>>>>>>>> 4-26 Thu

Today
  • Hand back and discuss the Water Quiz today.
  • Finish discussing the Physical and Chemical Properties terms

  • Read the Flint water article in class and return the copy
  • Do the Properties Review on Quia. You can use your notes on this.

>>>>>>>>>> 4-25 Wed

Today - No classes - Testing, Class Trip and Community Service

>>>>>>>>>> 4-24 Tue

Today
  • Hand back and discuss the Water Quiz today.
  • Do the N demo outside

  • Discuss the results when we return as we revisit the phase change graph

  • Go over the Physical and Chemical Properties list given yesterday

>>>>>>>>>> 4-23 Mon

Today
  • Review the notes on states of matter and answer the questions on the bottom of both sides of the sheet
  • Hand out Physical and Chemical Properties list

  • Go through the list in groups and brainstorm what you already know about the terms. Look up ones you do not know. Have this ready for Tuesday.


REMINDER: Check out the PhET particle simulation posted below and explore particle behavior as you heat and cool the particles. Compare action of particles in different states/phases.

>>>>>>>>>> 4-20 Fri

Today
  • Complete the Water Quiz today, if it was not done yesterday.
  • Hand out States of Matter notes
    • Discuss trends in particles across the solid, liquid and gas phases
    • Look at the phase change graph on the back and answer all questions on both sides for Monday
  • Check out the PhET particle simulation below and explore particle behavior as you heat and cool the particles. Compare action of particles in different states/phases.
  • Clean up prior unfinished business

    • Take the States of Matter Pre-Quiz on Quia. You will need your login info for this.
    • View the States of Matter video if you have not yet done so
    • Complete the solubility packet previously given in class if it is not done

>>>>>>>>>> 4-19 Thu

Today
  • Discuss the last Periodic Table Quiz
  • Do the Water Quiz
  • After the quiz, view the States of Matter video if you have not done so
  • Take the States of Matter Pre-Quiz on Quia. You will need your login info for this.
  • Complete the solubility packet given yesterday if it is not done

>>>>>>>>>> 4-17 Tue

Today
  • View the following video on states of matter for later

>>>>>>>>>> 4-13 Fri


Today
  • Hand out notes on water. Discuss them and do some demonstrations and activities in class
  • View the following video




>>>>>>>>>> 4-10 Tue

This week

  • We will have ANOTHER QUIZ to help you keep focus and up to speed as we continue to move through chemistry stuff.This week's quiz will focus on using the periodic table to determine number of protons in neutral atoms, ions and isotopes, as well as draw atom diagrams. KEEP REVIEWING!


Today
  • Hand back quizzes and discuss them
  • Check and discuss the periodic table trends questions assigned from yesterday
  • Watch the following videos on types of chemical bonds to prepare for tomorrow.





>>>>>>>>>> 4-9 Mon

This week

  • We will have ANOTHER QUIZ to help you keep focus and up to speed as we continue to move through chemistry stuff.This week's quiz will focus on using the periodic table to determine number of protons in neutral atoms, ions and isotopes, as well as draw atom diagrams.


Today
  • Complete any quizzes not done last week
  • Hand out and discuss note page on Periodic Table Trends Take notes on it as it is discussed.
  • Hand out Periodic Table Structure Questions and assign the questions on the back for Tuesday
  • View the following video on atoms

>>>>>>>>>> 4-6 Fri

Today

  • We most likely be having more quizzes per week throughout 4th quarter, and grades will be more dependent on test and quiz scores. REVIEW!!!


  • View the following videos for reinforcement and preparation for next week... and beyond! Also review any atom related videos posted recently to refresh what has been done and discussed in class if needed.



>>>>>>>>>> 4-4 Wed

This week

  • We have been discussing atomic structure, and using information from the periodic table to determine number of protons, neutrons and electrons in neutral atoms, ions, and isotopes

  • We are also moving on this week to drawing atom diagrams.

    • Here is some video support for drawing atom diagrams



>>>>>>>>>> 3-21 Wed

Today

  • We will do any presentations left from yesterday

  • Take the Atom Quiz on Quia as a pre-quiz

  • View any videos from Monday's post that you have not yet done

  • Do the Atom Brainstorm Diagram and questions given in class - due for Thursday (tomorrow)

>>>>>>>>>>> 3-20 Tue

Today

  • Energy Source Presentations


>>>>>>>>>>> 3-19 Mon

Today

  • Final work day on energy presentations today. REHEARSE! Work on the flow and timing of your presentation. Presentations will be tomorrow!

  • To prepare for what we will be doing next, view the following videos on atoms and atomic structure. You should have a good sense of what the structure of an atom is, what as ion is, and what an isotope is. We will be discussing this in class, but these videos will serve as good review from MS science or as a helpful background if it is new to you.


>>>>>>>>>>> 3-16 Fri

Today

  • Presentations have been moved back one day to Tuesday, so Monday will still be a wrap-up and rehearsal day

>>>>>>>>>>> 3-13 Tue

Today

  • Complete the Tool Lab if not done and get it handed in.

  • Discuss the test review problems and any questions students have from the review.

  • Hand out the notes/guidelines for the Energy Sources Presentation. Discuss them, assign groups, and pick topics

  • Other then Wednesday's test, we will be devote the week to working on the energy presentations

>>>>>>>>>>> 3-12 Mon

Announcement

  • There will be a test on work, power, and simple machines on Wed. REVIEW!!! You were given a practice test last week that has been returned to you. A key has been posted in class to check your answers. There will also be some general energy questions (calorie, BTU, laws of thermodynamics, etc). Review your notes as well! Review the videos on this wiki page if needed.

    • Here is a copy of the key for practice test given last week

Today

  • Take the Pulley Lab Quiz on Quia if you have not already done so. Use your Pulley Lab sheet to answer questions on the quiz.

  • Complete the Tool Lab today and hand it into the Daily tray, stapled by group
  • Read the Science Daily article on solar panels given in class for tomorrow
  • View the following video to prepare for this week



>>>>>>>>>>> 3-9 Fri

Announcement

  • There will be a test on work, power, and simple machines next week Wed. REVIEW!!! You were given a practice test last week that has been returned to you. A key has been posted in class to check your answers. There will also be some general energy questions (calorie, BTU, laws of thermodynamics, etc). Review your notes as well! Review the videos on this wiki page if needed.

Today

  • Take the Pulley Lab Quiz on Quia. Use your Pulley Lab sheet to answer questions on the quiz.

  • Complete the Tool Lab today and hand it into the Daily tray. At least finish drawing and labeling/evaluating all the tools today, hand in on Monday if you need to complete some calculations

  • View this video on torque

  • Please take the Student Survey-Qtr 3 when you get time. REMINDER: You cannot save your progress! Try and do it when you know you can finish it. If you do start it and do not get done, remember where you left off and answer the ones you did not do last time. If you must enter a response for ones you already did last time, just type "Done" so it will accept your answer and let you submit at the end. You will probably have to re-enter the 1-5 ratings, but that shouldn't take you long. Thank you!


>>>>>>>>>>> 3-8 Thursday

Today

  • Continue working on the Tool Lab

>>>>>>>>>>> 3-7 Wed

Today

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    • Introduce the Tool Lab. show tools and explain what is to be done with them for the lab.

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>>>>>>>>>>> 3-5 Mon

Today

Keep your Inclined Plane Lab sheet in your folder after you are done

  • Continue working on the Pulley Lab today



>>>>>>>>>>> 2-26 Mon (We're finally back... after a surprise week off!)

Today

  • Refer to your Lever Lab sheet to take the Lever Lab Quiz on Quia today. Keep your Lever Lab sheet in your folder after you are done


  • Discuss the Calculating Work Input and Work Output worksheet assigned from last time - over a week ago!

  • Hand out the notes and worksheet on Mechanical Efficiency

  • Discuss what mechanical efficiency is and how it is calculated

  • Use one of the problems assigned for today to put into words and calculate the % mechanical efficiency

  • After viewing the video below, do the worksheet problems on the back of the mechanical efficiency notes for tomorrow

  • To help prepare for our next lab on pulleys, view the following video


>>>>>>>>>>> 2-16 Fri

Today

  • Discuss the ALICE questions given to us today

  • Discuss the Mechanical Advantage worksheet assigned for today

  • Here is today's Lever Lab Quiz on Quia

  • Work on the Calculating Work Input and Work Output Worksheet for Monday (on the back of the Mechanical Advantage worksheet we checked and discussed in class today)>


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

Today

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

  • Here is the link for today's Work, Power, Energy and Waves Quiz

  • After the quiz, label the effort arm (Ae) Resistance arm (Ar) on each of the diagrams that were discussed today.

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

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

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!

Today

  • Demonstrate and discuss waves using a Slinky

  • Hand out Wave Characteristics Practice sheet and work on it in class

Here is a great page that compares transverse and longitudinal waves

2-1 Thu

  • Discuss wave behaviors: transmission, reflection, refraction, absorption, diffraction
  • Discuss longitudinal waves: The need for particles, compression, rarefaction
  • Here is today's quiz. Save your progress to finish it later!
  • Here is the wave simulator I showed in class if you want to check it out.

1-31 Wed

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?
  • 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?)


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 5 wave behaviors listed above
    • Here is an interesting video on how electromagnetic waves can be used as a non-violent weapon

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

  • 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 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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-26 Fri

  • Discuss the videos that were to be viewed for today.

  • Hand out Energy Questions 1 (cont.) and corresponding reading packet
  • Take the Energy Quiz 1 on Quia AFTER adding the new class for this semester. You will need the class code for your period given by the teacher
  • Work on the energy questions assignment for Monday

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

  • 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


  • Answer the questions Energy Questions 1 for Friday, based on class discussion and the videos you have seen to this point.

  • The following videos will add to our class discussions and give you more to think about... if you are interested.


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


Do the following Google form to enter your KWL energy responses for the K and W columns from your sheet.


Watch the following videos for later

  • Energy videos for some background information and to get you thinking


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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!


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

Finals start today!

1. Do the paper portion and hand it into the test tray, including the writing option and staple your note card to your paper.
2. Do the Quia- Stage 2
3. Do the Quia- Stage 3

*Make sure you car data calculations have been done and entered on the Google car data form


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

Finals scheduling starts Tuesday! Make sure you know where you need to be and when you need to be there. If you are late, you will be locked out and will need to make up the 75 minute final test at some other time!


  • 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 runs (Use kg for this calculation)

  • Review for the final!
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: I had a couple of people with login issues for the review. An informal survey throughout the day indicated that most everyone have been using the review without issues. If you cannot do the review in Chrome, try it in Explorer. That has worked for someone. A last resort is to self-enroll again (as a student) and try it again. You will need the class code for your section, which you should have written down from before.
    • Do the Quia semester review to prepare for the online portion of the test. I am reposting the link to the Quia semester 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
      • Write an essay or well organized paragraph to address one of the following options, depending on what level you attempt to achieve.
        • Option A (To earn up to an "A")
          • Write an essay to summarize the progression of human understanding of the solar system/universe from Aristotle through Kepler. Include the proper placement and description of the concepts of geocentric, heliocentric, epicycle and ellipse.
            • Or.....
          • Write an essay that describes the journey of your rubber band car from start to finish, appropriately using the concepts of friction, speed, acceleration, potential energy, kinetic energy and momentum
        • Option B (To earn up to a "B")
          • 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


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-12 Fri

  • This is the last day to run cars. We will get the remaining car runs in today.

  • Anyone who has gotten all 3 runs in, or at least 2 scoring runs, can do their car calculations and enter their data on the Car Data Form 2017-18. Do your calculations carefully and double-check all responses before you enter and submit! These are graded.

  • This is also a great time to get any incomplete work form the past done and review for the final test!!!


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


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. This material might be the writing part of your final!


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
  • Keep reviewing every day! We will be having more short quizzes. There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT ALL SERIOUSLY!
    • 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 h
We will be having more short quizzes. There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT ALL SERIOUSLY!
  • The Motion Word Wall ion Quia s a great review tool.
  • 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 force and going through centripetal force
  • Hand out notes on Centripetal Force and Centripetal Acceleration and discuss the questions on the bottom of the page
  • Do the Motion Matching worksheet on the back of the centripetal notes for Tue
  • 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


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-5 Tue

Acceleration Video

Complete the Speed Lab and hand into the Daily tray
Do the Accelerations Calculations worksheet that was given in class for Wednesday


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-16 Fri

Announcements

  • Continue working on the Measuring Summary Lab today
  • 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 -
  • Take the reading quiz if you were gone or did not get it done yesterday

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

Announcements

  • We will be starting the Measuring Summary Lab today!

Today -
  • Take the reading quiz on the article assigned for today.
  • Zebra Mussel Article reading quiz
  • 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

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

Announcements

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

Today -
  • For the test today, you can use a metric scale and your temperature scales worksheet
  • Do the paper portion of the test first. Hand it into the test tray, then do the Quia quizzes listed below
  • After the quiz portions are done, read the article on solar panels that was given in class to be ready for Wednesday

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

Announcements

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

Today -

  • Make sure the Density Lab is handed in
  • Check and discuss the review sheet given in class on Friday
  • Do the student survey
    • Please take this survey. NOTE: You cannot save your progress, so try and finish it when you open it. If you cannot finish it in one session, then remember where you left off and start there next time.


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

Announcements

  • We will have a test Tuesday 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 -


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-8 Wed

Today -


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-7 Tue

Today -

  • Finish discussing the Mass, Volume and Density wkst from last week
  • Discuss the Density Lab
  • Start lab with the time that is left

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-3 Fri

Announcements


Today -

  • Discuss the Mass,Volume and Density worksheet

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-2 Thu

Announcements

  • Quarter ends this week - last call for any grade discussions and attempts to improve!

Today -

  • Discuss the Mass and Weight worksheet
  • Start to demonstrate/discuss the Density lab procedure

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-1 Wed

Announcements

Today -

  • Discuss the paper portion of the last test on dimensional analysis
  • Hand back and discuss the Vector Airtrip assignment
  • Allow time to try the Vector Treasure Hunt again
  • Hand out the Mass, Volume and Density worksheet to work on after the Vector Treasure Hunt


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-31 Tue

Announcements

  • Have the Mass and Weight worksheet and Mass, Volume and Density worksheets done and ready for discussion.

Today -

  • Vector Treasure Hunt Day!
  • Check the Vector Practice Problem


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-30 Mon

Announcements

  • Hand in the Vector Airtrip assignment to the Daily tray

Today -

  • The quarter ends this week. Check grades! Deal with zeros and low grades - talk to me!
  • Hand out the final vector practice problem before the vector treasure hunt tomorrow. It is due tomorrow!
    • Add the following vectors on the grid and determine the resultant vector
      • 1st and 5th hrs - 6 mi E, 3 mi S, 8 mi W, 10 mi NE, 4 mi S, 4 mi SE, 10.5 mi N
      • 6th hr - 7 mi N, 13.5 mi SE, 9 mi W, 6 mi N, 11 mi E, 2 mi N, 9 mi SW
  • Also hand out the Mass and Weight worksheet to be ready for Wed

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-26 Thu

Announcements

  • The 2 Dimension Lab-mixed and should be handed into the Daily tray
  • Keep reviewing and working on dimensional analysis! We are far from done with that!

Today - Drawing vectors

Assignment

  • Watch the videos on vectors posted yesterday, if you have not yet done so.
  • Add the vectors listed on the sheet posted above using the "head-to-tail" ("tip-to-tail") method and determine the resultant vector - Due for class on Friday


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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
  • The following videos will help you prepare for the Measuring Summary Lab that I have mentioned several times already

  • Review what mass and weight are with the following video
  • And, here is a refresher on density. Do you know what specific gravity is?

Assignment
  • Hand in your completed 2 Dimension Lab-mixed sheet into the Daily tray.
  • View the videos above

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

Test today on conversions


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


  • 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.

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



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-11 Wed

Announcements


  • For anyone who did not complete the Test on Monday, there will be an opportunity to do so tomorrow.
    • Once again, here is the link for the 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 -

Hand out and discuss the notes on Dimensional Analysis. Do the 2 sample problems in the notes and check in class.




>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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.


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

Announcements

  • Quiz 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.
  • Practice quizzes were posted last week.

Today -



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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?


  • View the following videos on dimensional analysis to also prepare for next week.



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-28 Thu

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.
  • I should have your reports turned into my Google Classroom and available for projecting during your discussion.

Today -
  • Discuss exponents and how to use a calculator to apply them
  • Do the first section (1-7) in class
  • Check and discuss
  • Do the next section (8-16) in class
  • Check and discuss

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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!

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.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-19 Tue

Announcements
Review! Review! Review!
Focus for Today - Your scientific investigation Proposal
  • Discuss scientific method and designing an experiment - Scientific Method Notes are handed out in class
  • Before you start your investigation, you must do the following:
    • Check your basic idea of your investigation with the teacher before you start writing your procedure!
    • Define your question or problem and state why you chose this investigation
    • List your experimental factors (variables) – independent, dependent and constants
    • State your hypothesis
    • Write a procedure for your investigation
    • Make arrangements within your group as to how you will get the needed materials for your investigation. They must be here to start as soon as your procedure gets approved!
    • As part of your planning, make sure you store portions of your lab in secure containers. Label them and group them tightly together. Store them on top of the wall cabinets.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-11 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.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-8 Fri (Day 5)

Today
  • July Temps class activity today
  • Hand out temperature data cards to students
  • Ask questions about the data
  • Hand out and discuss notes
  • Set up of graph and questions
  • Hand out graph paper
  • Model graph structure
Assignment:
  • Complete the July Temps graph and answer the analysis questions - Due Friday
    • July Temps graphing activity – Create a double-line graph (1 line for highs and 1 line for lows) using the temperatures that were compiled in class. The graph should have the dates on the X-axis (bottom) and the temperatures on the Y-axis (left side). You will have data missing for 7-5 and 7-10, but should fill in the missing line segments according to the pattern you see. The graph should show all the elements of a good graph. Answer the questions about the information on the graph. Everything should be on one side of the paper. Due Friday!
Questions: Answer these ON THE FRONT OF YOUR GRAPH!
1. What is the high for 7-5?
2. What is the low for 7-5?
3. What is the high for 7-10?
4. What is the low for 7-10?
5. What is the average high for 7-1 through 7-15?
6. What is the average low for 7-1 through 7-15?
Here is the classroom data and related questions for the July Temps assignment in case you missed it.
Date High Low
1-Jul 95 78
2-Jul 92 78
3-Jul 98 81
4-Jul 103 86
5-Jul ? ?
6-Jul 106 85
7-Jul 99 81
8-Jul 95 78
9-Jul 92 77
10-Jul ? ?
11-Jul 84 68
12-Jul 81 67
13-Jul 82 67
14-Jul 80 65
15-Jul 78 62

  • Here is some background information of graphing


>>>>>>>>>> 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)

Observing and Inferring

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 (instructions are posted above), take the following survey to reflect on the emergency drills we discussed in class and to 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

  • Fire


What is this? Is there a zipper on the moon?
  • Sun Zipper.jpg