Welcome to 9th Grade Physical Science!

Online Resources for Physical Science to use throughout the year!

Daily Posts for Physical Science:

4-19 Wed

Focus for Today - What properties of water make it a good solvent, allow it to be cohesive and expand when it turns to a solid?
  • Add to our previous notes on water
    • Hydrogen bonding
      • Cohesion
      • Expanding upon freezing
  • Discuss polar v. non-polar substances and how it relates to solubility.
    • The general rule of solubility is "LIKE DISSOLVES LIKE". In terms of polar and non-polar, this means polar substances dissolve polar substances and non-polar substances dissolve non-polar substances.
    • Demonstrate polar and non-polar substance interaction.
  • Discuss the separation problems on the back of today's Water notes.
  • Hand out notes for the Separation Lab, discuss it and answer questions. A copy can be found here

4-13 Thu

  • We are doing Solution Lab "unknowns" today!
  • When the unknown is complete, hand your lab sheet into the Daily tray, then do the following to prepare for next week.

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

4-10 Mon

Announcement
We will have quiz tomorrow on solubility notes we have been discussing in class and how to use a solubility chart.

For Today -Continue with the Solution Lab that was introduced last week. Compile data on your own notebook paper in whatever fashion you think will be most helpful to solve your unknown.

4-5 Wed

4-4 Tue

  • Check grades and deal with any unfinished business! Make sure you give me a paper with your name, period, and list of items you have completed. If it is a Quia item, include the points you earned (not the %).

For Today - Continue with the Properties Lab 2 (White Power Lab)

4-3 Mon

  • Check grades aand deal with any unfinished business! Make sure you give me a paper with your name, period, and list of items you have completed. If it is a Quia item, include the points you earned (not the %).

For Today - Continue with the Properties Lab 2 (White Power Lab)

3-30 Thu

  • Check grades and deal with any unfinished business! Make sure you give me a paper with your name, period, and list of items you have completed. If is a Quia item, include the points you earned (not the %).

For Today
  • Hand out and discuss the Properties Lab 2 - This is the first "unknown" that will be done.
  • Do the Properties Lab 1 Questions and then hand your lab sheet into the Daily tray
  • Start the lab Properties Lab 2

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

3-21 Tue

Complete and discuss the physical and chemical properties list in class

3-20 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

3-15 Wed

Announcements
  • 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

  • Work on the Alternative Energy Presentations to be ready for Monday.
    • Make sure you follow the guide of requirements that are posted below

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

  • Review the alternative energy presentation task for this week
  • Form groups
  • Pick numbers to choose type of energy
  • GET STARTED!
  • Here are the guidelines discussed in class

3-13 Mon

  • 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
  • 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. I fyou do cannot figure that out for yourself, you should sign up for a science help session next week in E-Period.
      • On a sheet of notebook paper
        • Title it WPSM Test Corrections and put your name and hour in the upper right hand corner
        • Start with the first item you missed and number it. Write what you think you did wrong.
          • For the matching, you must put the description/definition and the correct answer together in a complete true sentence.
          • For the problems, wrtie what you did wrong and work the problem correctly, showing all your work and circling your answer.
        • Repeat the appropriate process for each item 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 (Day 119)

  • 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.
  • Click here for a nice little slide show that someone contributed

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

  • Review conduction, convection and radiation
  • Focus for Today - 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


3-6 Mon

Announcements
  • Anyone who missed last Friday's test or did not finish it need to come in during E-Period 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?
  • Discuss the Heat and Temperature reading and questions that were handed out of Friday.
  • View the following video. In your notes, describe and draw examples of conduction, convection and radiation.

  • To get ready for Tuesday, view the following video and web page to get some basics on the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Waves


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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: 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 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.

For Today
  • Continue working on the Pulley Lab today

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

Announcements
  • Complete the Inclined Plane Lab and hand in as specified in yesterday's post.
  • Check grades and discuss any issues you may have before I post the grades for mid-term!
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week! High School - Monday 3:45 - 6:15 and Thursday 1:00 - 6:00
  • There is a writing assignment due next Wednesday! See yesterday's post.
  • Solar System grade slips are handed out today. Share them with your partner and discuss your poster with me next week if you have questions..

For Today
  • Check the 3 M.E. problems assigned from Wednesday
  • Hand out and demonstrate the Pulley Lab that we will be doing next
  • Start the Pulley Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-16 Thu (Day 106)

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week! High School - Monday 3:45 - 6:15 and Thursday 1:00 - 6:00
  • Have the 3 M.E. problems (on the back of the M.E. notes handed out Wednesday) completed and ready for Friday.

For Today
  • Complete the Inclined Plane Lab and...
    • Write your group members on your paper
    • Staple your group's papers together
    • Hand it into the Daily tray

  • "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 TODAY on the back counter of the room!
Physical Science for today - Periods 1, 4, 7 -
  • Notes on simple machines and levers are given in class today.
  • Click here and view the last video on levers to help with the assignment for tomorrow.
  • Then do the levers worksheet given in class. For each diagram, label the effort, effort arm, resistance, resistance arm, fulcrum, and then classify the lever as 1st class, 2nd class, 3rd class.
  • View the other videos as soon as you get a chance to do so. They will help reinforce what we do and discuss in class over the next couple of weeks.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2-7 Tue (Day 99)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Solar System Projects are due Wednesday!
8th hour Physical Science for today - Click here and follow the work list posted for you.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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?)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-30 Mon (Day 93) through 2-3 Fri (Day 97)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: You have had a number of things from last week that should be done by now! If you have not completed the list from last week, please go through the items from start to finish and make sure they are all addressed and you have followed the instructions. Information and links can still be found down in last week's posts.


Today... and into this week.- We will be working on the Solar System Project that was assigned last Friday. All the notes, guidelines and resources can be found on last Friday's post. We will devote class time through Thursday for sure to working on this project in class. The option to work on this in partners was offered. That means 1 poster will be turned on from each set of partners. Someone can do theirs alone if they want, but that will make more work for that person because there will be no splitting of tasks.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-27 Fri (Day 92)

IMPORTANT: You have had a number of things that should be done by now, or certainly by the end of today. If you have not completed the list from yesterday, please go through the items from start to finish and make sure they are all addressed and you have followed the instructions.
Did you successfully join the NEW Google Classroom for second semester?
Did you complete the Universe color-coded writing on the doc that I assigned to each of you AND "Turn in" through Google Classroom?
Did you self-enroll in the NEW Quia class for your period in second semester? Did you record your login info in your planner or science notebook?
Did you do the Views of the Universe Reflection (Quiz) on Quia? You can take it up to 3 times and you could earn bonus points for your score!
Have you completed the End Semester 1 Student Survey on Quia?

Today will be a flex work day to complete yesterday's list by the end of today. or continue on below.
If done with all previous items, you should continue on with the following items to save yourself some time later.
Please take this new Quia survey. It is different than the other one you took. I am looking forward to reading your answers! You can put your name at the start of your response if you want. It is optional.
Go this Introduction to planets and the solar system page. It has MANY links and other page tabs on top that will give you a wealth of information. This site probably has all the information you will need. You can start on the following assignment for next week.
  • Here is an additional resource to use as needed on your solar system project if it helps:
  • SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECT
    • Create a document/poster (approximately equal to two - three pages taped together in landscape orientation) that shows the following about our solar system:
      • All major structures in our solar system - sun, planets, moon, asteroid belt, etc. and include any significant distinguishing features for each, drawn with some sense of size comparison among the structures. See the list of required items below.
      • Correct order from the inside of the solar system (sun) to the outside
      • A brief description of each structure that includes at least 5 facts that you think are most interesting or memorable about that structure/feature and incorporate them into your sheet. You get to determine this.
      • Required items on your poster:

        • Sun

        • The 8 planets (and Pluto)

        • Planets must be correct order from the sun (The relative size of the planets on your poster should reflect how they actually rank in size. (Do not be concerned with distance spacing, as you cannot do it on the span of paper you have and still show the planet with reasonable size.)

        • Our moon

        • Asteroid Belt

        • Kuiper Belt

        • Comet (Comets come in and go out of our solar system and many are regular visitors.)

        • Oort Cloud

        • 5 facts of your choosing for each object on your poster

    • Just start gathering information today that YOU think is interesting or significant about the various structures in our solar sytem. You will be allowed several days in class next week to work on this and pull it together!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-26 Thu (Day 91)

Stay busy, be good, cooperative and helpful! We will take care of some 2nd semester book-keeping today.
1. Join my 2nd semester Google Class for your hour. You will need to do this even if you have not changed sections. You will need to get the class code from the teacher
2. Complete your Universe Paper
  • Make sure you color-coded your writing.
  • Make sure you have your name and hour in the upper right hand corner of your paper.
  • Then, take this final step - Copy and paste your paper into the Google doc assignment that I gave each one of you through Google Classroom and turn it that document in back through Google Classroom. If you happened to do it on paper, complete with the color-coding with highlighter, you can hand it in that way into the Daily tray. I prefer the Google doc, but I will accept a paper copy.
3. After you have completed your Universe Paper, you will need to self-enroll into Quia again for second semester for the period you currently have science. We have to do this because of the shuffling of around of sections that occurs at mid-year. You will need to do this EVEN if you have NOT changed sections. You will need to get the class code from the teacher to enter it when you are prompted to do so.
4. Once you have self-enrolled for the new semester, the following activity will serve as a trial run to make sure everyone has successfully enrolled. It is also an opportunity for you to pick up some bonus points at the start of 3rd quarter!
5. If you never did the End Semester 1 Student Survey on Quia after the semester final, please still do that. Click here to take the survey. Thank you!
6. Once all the above items are completed, you can work on something else constructive, check out something interesting on one of the "additional knowledge" websites posted at the top of this page, do homework from another class, play one of the board games I have and PLEASE but put them back neat and tidy, read a book, take the masking tape off the floor. Thank you to those who would do that!
NOTE: Even though the Universe Paper is not due until tomorrow, understand that there will be new stuff posted for tomorrow. You can finish your papers if needed tomorrow, BUT you will have to get caught up somehow. You cannot waste time or you WILL be falling behind.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-25 Wed (Day 90) - SNOW DAY


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-24 Tue (Day 89)

(I'm sorry I could not be there today. Something important and unavoidable came up)

Today
Finish viewing and taking notes on the videos from yesterday. Then do the assignment below. Use your time wisely, and get as far as you can on it.

Assignment
Universe Paper Write a one page paper of the progression of how human perception of the solar system/universe changed throughout time. Here are the required elements of your paper
  • Put your name and hour in the upper right hand corner
  • Appropriately title your paper
  • Correctly and appropriately use the following terms/names in your paper and describe/explain them to the reader: geocentric, epicycle, heliocentric, ellipse, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler - Describe the key point(s) or contribution(s) of each person and make sure the right names are associated with the various terms.
  • Use the terms/concepts/names in the correct chronological (time-oriented) order
  • Indicate the different aspects/elements of your paper by highlighting them according to the Color Coded Writing guide posted below.
    • Use the MOP rubric linked below to do a self-assessment of your writing and determine what you think you will get for a grade on your paper.
    • At the end of your paper, write “Grade” and follow it with the grade you think you honestly deserve according to the MOP rubric.
  • Here are the links to the writing tools to guiding your writing process.

Please be good citizens and help each other out with the color-coded writing and other aspects of this assignment. I believe you have probably done this is English by now. You are free to discuss these things with each other and share ideas.**


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-23 Mon (Day 88)


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, take notes on 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
    • Have the terms/concepts/names in the correct chronological (time-oriented) order
    • Describe the key point(s) or contribution(s) of each person
  • Greek observations and thoughts
  • Copernicus
  • Tycho Brahe and others
  • Kepler

1-19 Thu (87)

Final Test - Final Test
Student Survey - Student Survey

UPDATE for Wed 1-18 (Day 86) - 2 Hr Late Start - Changed to NO SCHOOL - ICE... again?!

(Posted Tuesday night)
FINAL TEST:
Because of yet another disruption to this week's schedule with no school again tomorrow, here's the deal with the final -The paper portion of the final will not be given. It will only be the Quia portion, for which the review has been open since last week! Use it and be ready!

PROJECTILE PROJECT:
Anyone who needs to score some shots on their projectile project should be prepared to do so on THURSDAY! If you have NOT landed at least 3 scoring shots over the bar, this means YOU. I will stay after school Thursday to accommodate anyone who will still need to get in some scoring shots on their projects, so plan accordingly if that applies to you!

GRADES:
The projectile scores I have on my sheet at this time will be entered on Infinite Campus tomorrow, so everyone will know what their quarter grades are, except for the final test which will be added after completion.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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! - Not having the project in on time or ready for success when due has put some people in a bind, especially after the results of the weather this week. The new schedule for finals will not allow this to be done during the school day. 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!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-16 Mon (Day 85) - NO SCHOOL - ICE!

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!! A Quia self-review - Semester Final Review on QuiaNOTE: The final review on Quia had automatically closed for a while earlier today. It is reopened and available for use.
  • The Motion Word Wall on Quia is also a great review tool
  • Lastly and as mentioned in class, 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

BE READY - Finals start on Tuseday!


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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 you projectile
    • Explain any problems you had that kept you from being more successful than you were

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-10 Tue (Day 81)

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!! A Quia self-review - Semester Final Review on Quia
  • 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 TOMORROW - READY TO FIRE!
  • Hand in the worksheet for the projectile simulation if you have not already done so. Make sure all the tables are completed and you have answered the questions at the bottom of each page.

Focus for Today - What does it take to create artificial gravity and multiple g-forces?
  • Check and discuss the Newton’s 3 Laws worksheet given in class yesterday
  • View the following videos about artificial gravity and multiple g-forces and discuss them in class.
    • Here is a video about how to achieve the opposite of multiple g-force, that is, 0 g or "weightlessness".

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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! There are links below to self-tests that will help you assess the things you need to improve upon. You should record the terms, concepts, etc that you get incorrect so you can look find answers in your notes, worksheets, and labs, or ask questions for additional explanation. If you do NOT have your Quia login information as you are supposed to, then you can self-enroll all over again by following the instructions below.

Quia Self-enrollment Guide
Step 1. Go to Quia
Step 2. Select the Blue “Quia Web” section
Step 3. Click the “Create account” link below the “Login” button. *Do NOT click on the Free 30 Day Trial option to the right
Step 4. Start filling out the account information by selecting the “Student” bullet for “Account type” and continue to fill out the rest of the information by making a username and password for yourself, and entering the rest of the required information. RECORD THIS IN YOUR PLANNER OR INSIDE YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK COVER so you have it when needed!
Step 5. Get the class code from the teacher when needed, enter it, and press the “Add class” button. Now you're done! Now that you have registered for your instructor's course, you can view the class web page, take quizzes, play review games, view your results, etc.


                                          • 1-6 Fri (Day 79)
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 NEXT WEDNESDAY!
  • 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 - Summarize Newton's 3 laws of motion

  • Review the projectile simulation and the effects of
  • View the following video and discuss Newton's 3 laws of motion
    • View the following video on Newton's 3 laws
  • Discuss what centripetal force and centripetal acceleration are. (You should have watched the video on this that was posted earlier on this wiki page.)

Assignment
Review the notes handed out today on centripetal acceleration and centripetal force and the answer the items on the bottom of the notes.
Get those projectile projects ready to go for next week Wednesday!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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 - What are centripetal force and centripetal acceleration?

  • Continue working on the projectile simulation and completing the tables on the worksheet handed out in class. Both are listed in yesterday's post.
    • 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.
  • For tomorrow, view the following to get a sense of what centripetal force and centripetal acceleration are about

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

Announcements
  • Keep reviewing every day! There will be a SEMESTER FINAL - TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!
  • Keep working on the Motion (Projectile) Project. They are due in one week!
  • Hand in the Kinetic Energy (K.E.) Lab calculations from when we pulled the cart down the gym hallway.

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-3 Tue (Day 76)

  • Review the Energy notes, potential energy and kinetic energy
  • Review what we discussed with the bowling ball pendulum
  • Check and discuss the PE and KE problems handed out the last day before break
  • Set and do the Kinetic Energy Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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)

Focus for Today - What is terminal velocity?

Assignment

  • Complete the Acceleration Lab Spreadsheet - remember to address the questions listed on yesterday's post
  • Do the Gravity and Acceleration (I) worksheet for Thursday

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-20 Tue (Day 73)

Acceleration Lab Spreadsheet Questions
  • 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 (Day 72)

Here are the notes for this year's Motion Project - Due Jan. 11
Discussion about the guidelines/answer questions if students have them. Keep thinking a lot about this and bring questions to class this week for discussion.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-16 Fri (Day 71)

  • Checkpoint (quiz?) on speed, velocity, momentum and acceleration today
  • Continue the Acceleration Lab today

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-15 Thu (Day 70)

  • Check and discuss the acceleration worksheet problems
  • Explain the how the Acceleration Lab will work
  • Start the Acceleration Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-14 Wed (Day 69)

  • Hand out a speed worksheet A Speedy Journey.
  • Group work through the problems.
  • Check and discuss the problems
  • Discuss acceleration
  • Assign the acceleration problems (back side for next time)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-13 Tue (Day 68)

Announcements
  • Measuring Summary Labs will be handed back today. Discuss them with your group and ask questions if needed.
Today
  • Copy down the diagram for the upcoming Acceleration Lab from the board onto notebook paper
  • Briefly review what is expected on the Speed Lab spreadsheet.
    • Use the document given through Google Classroom and "Turn In" the document there as well
  • To add to what we have been doing and to prepare for what is coming up, view the following items
    • The following link takes you to a video about "frame of reference" and the idea that all "motion is relative". These two concepts are ties together and are important in understanding motion, but can be difficult to grasp. View the following and reflect on them.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-12 Mon (Day 67)

  • Project the Speed Lab spreadsheet and discuss its set-up. Each student has been given this as an assignment through Google Classroom
  • Finish working with ramps and lab sheet calculations
  • Start on the Speed Lab spreadsheet that was assigned

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-9 Fri (Day 66)

Continue with the Speed Lab today

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-8 Thu (Day 65)

Announcements
Today
  • Review the Speed Lab today
  • Make momentum (p) predictions
  • Start the lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-2 Fri (Day 61)

Focus for Today - Discuss completing the Measuring Summary Lab and the Score Sheet report

    • Discuss the Measuring Summary Lab Score Sheet
    • Complete the 5 tasks for the lab
    • Pick up a lab score sheet and fill out through the "Your Value" portion in ink.
    • Come to the teacher for the "Given Values"
    • Complete % errors and scoring information
    • Hand the score sheet into the Daily tray
  • Continue with the Measuring Summary Lab.
  • Pick up the group score sheet and complete it when ready to do so.
  • Here is the scoring guide to use in completing your Measuring Summary Score Sheet

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 12-1 Thu (Day 60)

  • Discuss the Measuring Summary Lab tasks and the process for getting started
    • Pick up one note card per group from the teacher
    • Fill out the note card as mentioned in class - names, hr and the 5 tasks given by the teacher
    • Remember! Measure as accurately as possible. Double, even triple check calculations/conversions. Ask that eternal question: Does this make sense?
  • GET STARTED!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-30 Wed (Day 59)

  • Go over all the problems assigned yesterday. Student check their own answers.
  • Start discussing the Measuring Summary Lab with the remaining time

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-29 Tue (Day 58)

  • Copy down the 2 and 3 Dimensional Analysis Practice Problems from the overhead projector to work on for tomorrow. If you can do these problems correctly, you should be ready for the Measuring Summary Lab. We are starting it tomorrow!
    • These are the problems projected in class
      • 2 and 3 Dimensional Analysis Practice
        2 Dimensions
        1) 6 rod^2 = ? yard^2
        2) 5 mi^2 = ? acres
        3) 10 acres = ? rod^2
        4) 1 m^2 = ? in^2
        5) 10,000 m^2 = ? hectares
        3 Dimensions
        6) 700 dm^3 = m^3
        7) 4 ft^3 = in^3
        8) 4L = ft^3
        9) 25 pt = mL
        10) 5 gal = m^3
  • Complete the calculations/conversions for the Area-2 Dimension Lab-Mixed version. We will check it tomorrow.
  • Complete the Calipers Lab and keep it for now

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-28 Mon (Day 57)

  • Complete the Google Density Lab Results form if not already done
  • Complete the Calipers Lab and keep it for now
Today - Modifying dimensional analysis to work in 2 dimensions
  • Hand out notes on working in 2 and 3 dimensions and discuss
  • Work out the sample problems in class
  • Copy and discuss the Area Lab - Mixed version
  • Start the lab. Get needed measurements and do the conversion problems for tomorrow

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-23 Wed (Day 56)

  • All tests from last Friday should be completed by the end of today!
  • Please use the results from your Density Lab as complete the Google Density Lab Results form
  • Complete the Calipers Lab and keep it for now

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-21 Mon (Day 54)

  • Anyone who did not finish the test on Friday should do so in class today.
  • Do the student survey that I posted last Friday. I want everyone to do it. I really appreciate when students take the opportunity to make additional comments or elaborate it the places that I give you to do so.
  • Thank you!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-18 Fri (Day 53)
Test today!
  • Use the metric scale handed out it class and the protractor for today's test. Pleas make sure you return the protractors to the teacher.
  • After the test, please fill out this Student Survey. I appreciate fair and honest answers and any extra feedback you offer where you are given the opportunity to do so.
  • Complete the Density and Specific Gravity Lab. Staple your lab group together and hand it in.
  • If you have time left, you can play some board games. Please pack them up and return them neatly to the counter.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-17 Thu (Day 52)

Announcements
  • TEST Friday on the following:
    • Metric conversions in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions
    • Using dimensional analysis to make conversions
    • Vectors
    • Temperature Scales
    • Mass and Weight
    • Density and Specific Gravity
Today

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-16 Wed (Day 51)

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

Announcements
  • There will be a TEST Friday on the following:
    • Metric conversions in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions
    • Using dimensional analysis to make conversions
    • Vectors
    • Temperature Scales
    • Mass and Weight
    • Density and Specific Gravity
Today
  • Re-emphasize the importance of accuracy in measuring, not rounding too much, and scrutinizing the conversions
  • Discuss the question "DOES MY ANSWER MAKE SENSE?"
  • Continue with the Density-Specific Gravity Lab
  • Hand back the Dimensional Analysis Test 1
    • We have done D A problems several times in class, modeling and discussing the process. The key for the D A Test 1 are posted below. Use it to see where you were incorrect. Scroll through the key to find the portion that fits your paper, since different sections had different versions.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-14 Mon (Day 49)

  • Discuss the Mass and Weight Lab and the Volume Lab. Look at the conversion processes within the labs.
  • Check the Density worksheet problems from Friday
  • Start the Density-Specific Gravity Lab today
    • Discuss the difference between density and specific gravity
    • Introduce the lab items
    • Emphasize the focus on accuracy in measuring and converting as we get get closer to the big Measuring Summary Lab, which will be sort of a working test
    • Start the lab. We will continue it tomorrow.
Conversions Test 11.18.16

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-11 Fri (Day 48)

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-10 Thu (Day 47)

Copy down the Volume Lab onto notebook paper
Discuss the lab and how to do volume displacement
Start the lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-9 Wed (Day 46)

No morning classes - Activities/Presentations/Practice Testing

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-8 Tue (Day 45)

Last day to check grades and address any issues before they are posted and final

Today

Complete the Mass and Weight Lab today
Hand it in with your group stapled together

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-7 Mon (Day 44)

No classes today

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

Announcements
  • KEEP CHECKING GRADES AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE! I have a number of scientific investigation reports that scores that are zeros. Do something about that. Talk to me about it. Are you having problems?
Today - Essential Question #15 - What are mass and weight? (continued)
  • Explain day 2 of the quiz - making corrections
  • 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
  • Group up and start the Mass and Weight Lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-3 Thu (Day 42)

Announcements
  • QUIZ TODAY ON DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS!
  • KEEP CHECKING GRADES AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE! I have a number of scientific investigation reports that scores that are zeros. Do something about that. Talk to me about it. Are you having problems?

Today - Essential Question #15 - What are mass and weight? (continued from yesterday)
  • 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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-2 Wed (Day 41)

Announcements
  • QUIZ TOMORROW ON DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS!
  • KEEP CHECKING GRADES AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE! I have a number of scientific investigation reports that scores that are zeros. Do something about that. Talk to me about it. Are you having problems?

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
*** Hints and answers to the dimensional analysis quiz practice problems. Check your work. If you are not yet done with them, use the unit hints given here to see if you can make the dimensional analysis work correctly to arrive at the (answer).
1) in>cm (2.54)
2) cL>L>qt>pt>fl oz (1174.468)
3) mm>cm>in>ft>yd (54.68)
4) rod>ft>in>cm>m (402.336)
5) cm>m (1)
6) gal>qt>L>mL (75200)
7) mi>ft>in>cm>hm (160.93)
8) mg>ug (1000)
9) bar>gal>qt>pt>fl oz>drams (32256)
10) kg>mg (40,000,000)
11) township>square miles> acres (23040)
12) hm^2>km^2 (.01)
13) yd>ft>in>cm>m (0.9144)
14) fl oz>pt>qt>L>mL (352.5)
15) m>cm>in>ft (3.281)
16) km>cm>in>ft>mi (3.107)
17) ft>fath (222)
18) ft>E.S.B (E.S.B is 1454 ft tall, so 1.3)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 11-1 Tue (Day 40)

Quiz this Thursday on Dimensional Analysis!

Practice problems are handed out in class today to help prepare for Thursday. Work on them in groups AND TALK YOUR WAY THROUGH THEM!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-31 Mon (Day 39)

Announcements
  • The quarter ends this week! How are your grades doing?
  • Mr. Kramer's Halloween Vector Treasure Hunt is today!
  • If the Vector Airtrip is NOT done, you must do complete that today before the treasure hunt
  • Check out this video that reinforces both vectors in general and how to use the vector addition grid I demonstrated in class

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-28 Fri (Day 38)

Announcement
  • Make sure your Vector Airtrip is completed and handed in, with all required elements done and clearly labeled
  • Keep working and reviewing dimensional analysis, THERE WILL BE A BIGGER QUIZ ON IT NEXT WEEK!
  • The Halloween Vector Treasure Hunt will happen on Monday! GOOD LUCK!

Today
  • People who are not done on the Vector Airtrip should work on it and hand it into the Daily tray today
  • Demo 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
  • Use the site above to try and solve the vector addition problems from the teacher

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-27 Thu (Day 37)

Announcements

  • Keep working on dimensional analysis an reviewing it! THERE WILL BE A BIGGER QUIZ ON IT NEXT WEEK!
  • Get any missing class work done. The quarter will be ending soon!

Today

  • Hand back and discuss yesterday's quiz
  • Review the Vector Airtrip assignment from yesterday
  • Complete the assignment today and hand it into the Daily tray
    • Make sure your name and hour are in the upper right-hand corner
    • Make sure you have addressed all the question items in the assignment and that they are clearly labeled!
  • Go to the web page Scalar quantities v. vector quantities and read it to add to our classroom discussion

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-26 Wed (Day 36)

  • Review vectors and check the vector addition problem assigned yesterday
  • Hand out and explain the Vector Airtrip
  • Short quiz on dimensional analysis today
  • Start working on the Vector Airtrip in groups today after the quiz and we will continue with class time to complete it tomorrow

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-25 Tue (Day 35)

Announcements

  • QUIZ TOMORROW ON DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS! - REVIEW!

Today - Essential Question #14 - What are vectors quantities and how do I add them together?

  • The vector videos posted below should have been viewed by now
  • Review temperature scales and check the Temperature Conversions worksheet from yesterday
  • View the first 3 minutes on the first vector video in class and discuss
  • Hand out graph paper - demonstrate and further discuss drawing vectors and employing a scale to do so
  • Assign vector addition problem
Assignment
  • Complete the vector addition problem given in class

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-24 Mon (Day 34)

Announcements

  • View the vector videos posted Friday to prepare for the upcoming days this week!
  • 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

Assignment

Do the temperature conversions worksheet for tomorrow

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-21 Fri (Day 33)

QUIZ NEXT WEEK ON DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS!!!
Today
  • Check and discuss the Dimensional Analysis Problem Set 1 worksheet from yesterday by working them out on the board
  • Hand out 1 and 2 Dimension Problems/Units and Conversions Worksheet 1 (back to back) to do for Monday
  • View the following videos to get a sense of what vectors are all about to prepare for next week

Assignment

  • Do the two-sided worksheet for Monday and watch the vector videos

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-20 Thu (Day 32)

  • Complete quizzes on Quia from yesterday
  • Use your lab calculation answers to complete the following form
  • Work on the Dimensional Analysis Problem Set 1 worksheet for tomorrow. This is handed out in class.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-19 Wed (Day 31)

Quiz Day Today!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-18 Tue (Day 30)

Quiz Friday on using the metric scale in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions!
Copy the new 1 Dimension Lab into notebooks, explain and start the lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-17 Mon (Day 29)

Today - Essential Question #13 - How do I use dimensional analysis to make conversions?

  • View the following video on dimensional analysis and discuss it as it is viewed
  • Students view this next video and write the problems out in their notebooks
  • Assignment

    • Copy down the problem on the board and solve it for tomorrow!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-12 Wed (Day 28)

Today

To get ready for next week, you should view and reflect on the following videos


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-11 Tue (Day 27)

Announcements
Remember to use the review/study Quia tools I have been posting on this wiki for your use. REVIEW! REVIEW! REVIEW!

Today
  • Complete the metric lab in 2 dimensions from Monday
  • Work on the metric scale and conversion practice sheet handed out in class today - Due for tomorrow!
  • Watch the video below

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-10 Mon (Day 26)

Today
  • Check the Exponents and Scientific Notation Quiz in class
  • Introduce the Area- 2 Dimension Lab - Metric
    • Copy the lab sheet onto paper
    • Get the item dimensions before you leave so all the calculations and conversions can be done as homework by tomorrow

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-7 Fri (Day 25)

After taking today's quiz, do the following:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-6 Thu (Day 24)

Announcements
  • QUIZ tomorrow (Friday) on exponents, using your calculator and scientific notation!
  • Use E-Periods to come in and make up missing work
  • A new Word Wall - Metrics has been opened on Quia and a link is posted on 10-5
Today
  • Check metric scale assignment from yesterday
  • Discuss and set up 1 Dimension Lab - Metric
    • Copy lab format onto notebook paper
  • Do the lab - GET THE INITIAL MEASUREMENTS DONE IN CLASS!
Assignment
  • Do the lab conversions for tomorrow
  • Review for the quiz!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-5 Wed (Day 23)

Today - Essential Question #12 - How do I use the metric scale to make conversions?

  • Check scientific notation assignment form yesterday
  • Hand out the metric scale we will use in class and discuss it
  • Do some sample conversions using the metric scale
  • Watch this video for additional instructional support
  • Work on the back worksheet

Assignment

  • Use the metric scale to do answer the questions on the back
Here is some additional practice with metrics
Word Wall - Metrics on Quia

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-4 Tue (Day 22)

Announcements
  • I have placed a copy of yesterday's notes in the Google Classroom
    • Student Survey
    • Word Wall on Scientific Process and Method
    • The Scientific Process Method Review
    • Direct and Inverse Relationships Quiz - Many are NOT done!

Today - Essential Question #11 - How do I convert between standard numbers and scientific notation?

  • Review exponents from yesterday
  • Check exponent answers given in class yesterday
  • Hand out and discuss notes on scientific notation
Assignment - Work on scientific notation problems worksheet
  • Additional Resource - If you want to know how to multiply and divide in scientific notation, watch this video

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10-3 Mon (Day 21)


Focus for Today - Essential Questions #10 - What is an exponent and how do I use it on my calculator to make calculations? (Basic math skills, exponents and using your calculator)
  • Explore the following links that may be helpful in understanding exponents and how they work.
  • Exponents notes/worksheet:
    • Pick up the exponent notes/worksheet from the Monday tray.
    • Co and check the exponent worksheet in class
    • Know how exponents work on your calculator. This will be important!
      • Here is some helpful information on exponents and using your calculator

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-30 Fri (Day 20)

Announcements
  • So the Student Survey posted yesterday. Thank you for that!
  • With mid-term grades coming out soon, make sure you are addressing any missing or unfinished work.
  • Hit the review stuff posted yesterday!
Today - Hurricane Matthew
  • There's been a hurricane a brewing in the Caribbean! What do you know about it or about hurricanes in general? We will take a break from our normal stuff to look into that today.
    • Go to this page to learn about hurricanes.
    • Investigate answers to various questions. For example: What conditions are needed for a hurricane to form and build? Why causes a hurricane to die? How do they name them? What are good safety measures to take if you are in a hurricane? How fast wind have to be to be called hurricane winds? There are many topic headings related to hurricanes at the top of the page that is given.
    • Here are some brief weather reports covering the hurricane
Assignment - Hurricane Matthew posted in Google Classroom
      • List at least 10 important/interesting things about hurricane Matthew and/or hurricanes in general that are meaningful to you. These can be driven by questions that pop into your mind as you hear and read about it.
      • Number each question/item, make a key statement for each and then add supporting information to your key statement IN YOUR OWN WORDS! Feel free to add or paste in some pics that enhance your information. PLEASE UNDERSTAND that this means I want someinformation with depth! Just mere shallow facts with get you NO credit. This is an open-ended activity with the intent of making you more aware of a science-related topic in the news and letting YOU determine what is interesting about it and what YOU think you can remember from this event as well as some things that will stick with you and help you understand more about hurricanes in future events.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-29 Thu (Day 19)

  • Please take the following Student Survey that I have on Quia for you. I rely on this to gather information from you to help me improve or meet your needs.
  • Use the review tools I provide for you on Quia
    • Word Wall - Science Process Skills and Scientific Method This is a good review tool for terms/definitions and concepts/descriptions
    • Science Process Method Riches This is a game like jeopardy
    • Science Process/Method Review- This is like testing yourself on material covered in class. If you need to interrupt your review, you simply click "End Quiz" and then you will have the option to "Save for Later". This will allow you to come back in later and answer any questions you did not answer previously. This review is also set to give you feedback and let you know when you get an answer incorrect, so you have a sense of what you need to focus on. You can take the review up to 3 times.
  • Keep up with your knowledge of spreadsheets - setting up a table, writing a calculation formula using cell references (addresses), and graphing the data. It would be wise to look back at your spreadsheets for a refresher on these things. Ask questions about anything you are not sure about.
  • It would also be VERY wise for your group to do a final FULL review of your Scientific Investigation Report before I grade them!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-28 Wed (Day 18)

  • Quickly review the final requirements for the Scientific Investigation Report - Emphasize following the format that was presented in class
  • Work on reports today.
  • Clean up labs and remove lab items from class

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-27 Tue (Day 17)

  • Review the requirements for the Scientific Investigation Report
  • You should try and get your lab investigation trials pretty much done today

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-26 Mon (Day 16)

Today- Essential Question #9 - What is the difference between correlation and causation (causality)?

  • Watch the first video posted yesterday about correlation and causation
  • Discuss correlation and causation
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
    • Some qualitative observations and some quantitative observations - label them
    • Describe one correlation and one causation within your investigation

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-26 Mon (Day 16)

Announcements
  • Check grades!
  • The Estimate-Measure spreadsheet and Football Throws spreadsheet grades will be added early this week

Today - Continue scientific investigations and thinking about your report
  • EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE EXPERIMENTAL NOTES
  • You should be getting close to wrapping up the actual experiment
  • Take a picture of a trial and send to my school email
  • Start thinking about 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.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-21 Wed (Day 13)

Announcements
  • NOTE: If you tried to take the quiz listed below at an earlier time and could not get in, I found the problem and fixed it. It is ready to go now! I apologize for the inconvenience. Also remember that the quiz is open for a few days and you can take it up to 3 times.
    • Direct and Inverse Relationships Quiz - The quiz is open through the weekend. You will need your Quia login information to do it. Spend some time looking at the ones you get incorrect. You will get points for it.
    • REVIEW EACH DAY!
Focus for Today - Write up your proposal for your scientific investigation and get it approved by the teacher
  • The required items for your proposal are listed down in yesterday's post.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-20 Tue (Day 12)

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.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-19 Mon (Day 11)

Announcements
  • When handing in papers, make sure your FULL NAME, AS IT IS IN INFINITE CAMPUS, and your hour in the upper right-hand corner of your paper. You will lose points if you do not do this
  • We will start scientific investigations later this week! Decide on a good experiment and plan on getting materials and supplies for it
Today
  • Hand back the July Temps graphs and discuss them
  • Review Direct and Inverse Relationships notes
  • Review the Inference Disk activity and do the final part today

Assignment

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-16 Fri (Day 10)

Announcements
  • Keep thinking of a fun investigation to start next week. Remember that it must fit within some parameters.
    • It should be conducted in the classroom in 3-4 class periods
    • It will include variables that you will control
    • It should be "testable" - include multiple trials in which you are testing a specific variable that you will manipulate
    • You will need to gather and bring the materials for your investigation
  • You should have self-enrolled into my Quia classroom and have your login information written down in a place where you will have access to it when you need it. I WILL NOT HAVE YOUR LOGIN INFO BECAUSE YOU ARE SELF-ENROLLING.
  • I should have your July Temps graph by now

Today - Essential Question # 8 - Explain the difference between a direct relationship and an inverse relationship, and give an example of each.


Assignments
  • Complete the Inference Disk activity today
  • Review the notes for today and be able to answer today's question
  • Meet with your scientific investigation group members and settle on a good idea for your investigation next week. Share ideas with me.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-15 Thu (Day 9)

Announcements
  • Think of a fun experiment to do in class. We will be getting to it next week.
  • Review your Science Process Skills List that was handed out to you in class and reflect on the activities we have done in class, including spreadsheet skills such as writing a correct formula, using cell addresses and graphing data
  • Hand in Wednesday's July Temps graphing assignment to the Daily tray

Today - Essential Question # 7 - What does it mean to record/organize and analyze data? (from yesterday's July Temps)

  • Review the main objectives of yesterday's July Temps activity
  • Start the Inference Disk activity today

Assignment
Self-enroll into my Quia class.
Go to Quia login page and self-enroll. PLEASE record your login information into your planner or science notebook!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-14 Wed (Day 8)

Announcements
Think of a fun experiment to do in class
Use E-Periods wisely!

Today
  • July Temps class activity today
    • Hand out temperature data cards to students
    • Ask questions about the data
    • Set up of graph and questions
    • Hand out graph paper
    • Model graph structure
    • Main objectives of yesterday's July Temps activity
        • Peoples' perspectives of data can change with circumstances
        • Data can be manipulated and intentionally or unintentionally misleading
        • Compiling and sharing data can make it more useful
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
      • July Temp Assignment
        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



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

Announcements
  • Make sure you have completed all the Google Classroom Questions posted thus far
  • The Football Throws Spreadsheet assignment should be done and turned in to Google and the paper tray
  • Be thinking about a scientific investigation that you would like to perform in class.
    • You will need to round up materials
    • It must be done in class within 3-4 class periods
    • Make it something that could be fun
Today
  • Complete your Estimate Measure Spreadsheet as discussed in class. A sample for you to follow AND a blank copy of your own the fill out has been posted in Google Classroom.
  • When that is done, you can try the "Fish Story" challenge activity that was presented in class. That must be done on your own and handed in today or tomorrow. More points will be given if it is done and handed in today!

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

Announcements
  • Be thinking of a scientific investigation your group would like to do in class. Try and make it something fun and enjoyable (within reason).
  • Football Throws spreadsheets are due. I should have your document turned in to my Google Classroom folder and your checklist sheet should have been handed into the Daily tray

Essential Question #6 - What are standard units in measurement and why is it important to have them?


Review observing v inferring
Watch the video posted above
Discuss/set up the Estimate Measure Lab. Discuss calculating percent (%) error.
Start the lab today

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-9 Fri (Day 6)

Announcements
  • Football Throws spreadsheets are due today. See the notes about this posted below in yesterday's post.

Essential Question #5 - What does it mean to infer, or make an inference?


  • Look at and discuss optical illusions. Focus on how differently people can make different interpretations while observing the same thing.
  • Do the in-class worksheet Observation v. Inference
Assignment
Do the Google Classroom question for today

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

Work on completing Football Throws spreadsheets. Do the checklist page handed out in class to assess your document's completion. Turn in your completed spreadsheet to my Google Classroom folder AND hand the checklist into the Daily tray for your period.

>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-7 Wed (Day 4)

Announcements
Complete your Footballs Throws Spreadsheet today and hand it into the Google Classroom folder

Essential Question #4 - What is the difference between a qualitative observation and a quantitative observation?

Assignment
After using the links above, do the Google Classroom question posted for today
Also-
For the near future, start considering what you would like to do for a scientific investigation in class.

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

Announcements
I should have your Google assignment "What is science?" It is due, so get it done!

Essential Question #3 - How do I create a graph that best represents my data?

  • Supporting questions/concepts:
    • What are some different types of graphs and their purposes?
    • What are the key components of a good graph?
    • How are experimenta variables represented on a graph?
Assignment
Graph the football throws data we gathered last Friday. This assignment is posted in Google Classroom.

>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9-2 Fri (Day 2)

Essential Question #2 - What is needed to make a good prediction?

Outside activity - Football Throws Activity - We predicted the rank of performance in how well a group of football throwers would do compared to each other.

  • We discussed what is necessary in making a good prediction. To predict well, one must have some good background information about what is being predicted. Without that, it is really more of a wild guess and will be of little use.


  • We went outside and gathered data on the various throws for later use.

>>>>>>>>>> 9-1 Thu (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 link: Student Handbook 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?

Orientation with Room 151 activity

Safety procedures

  • Tornado

  • Lockdowns

  • Fire

Essential question #1: What is science?





Assignment -
After watching the videos above, do the Google Classroom question posted for 9-1.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1-6 Fri (Day 79)