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Welcome to the 7th Grade Science Page of the kramerscience1 wiki!

If you need to contact Mrs. Kramer, please e-mail kramerl@arcadia.k12.wi.us.




For information regarding the class, course materials, and resources, scroll down to find the information you seek.




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* LINK TO Earthsky.org. Check this often for all sorts of interesting science news.

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Wed 5-30-18

  • "Solids, Liquids and Gases Packet" is due TODAY
  • Continue working on the "Plotting Phase Changes" graph and questions. That will be due THURSDAY
  • If you're ready to move on,
    • Starting a webquest that will help review what we just covered as well as set you up for what you will be learning as 8th graders in the fall.
    • Open this document and use it to access the websites you need to visit to complete the webquest:
    • You will need to put your answers on the hard copy I provide you. YOU MAY WORK WITH A PARTNER TO COMPLETE THIS WEBQUEST.

Fri 5-25-18

Today

Thur 5-24-18

Announcements
  • "Gas Behavior GR" is due TODAY
Today

Wed 5-23-18

SLO Assessment

Tues 5-22-18

Today

Fri 5-18-18

Announcements
  • "Changes of State GR" due TODAY
Today
  • Lab? How's it going? Misconceptions need to be addressed.
  • Follow-up on water's cohesive properties.
  • A cool trick with water:


  • Just because I love to see them run, here's another video of the basilisk lizard:




  • This video shows you shouldn't believe everything you see on the internet!

Thur 5-17-18

Announcements
  • "Changes of State GR" due FRIDAY
Today

Wed 5-16-18

Today

Tues 5-15-18

Announcements
  • "States of Matter GR" is due TODAY
Today
  • Review states of matter and particle motion from yesterday
  • Demonstration of the properties of amorphous solids using the art of glass blowing!


  • Read surface tension, cohesion, viscosity

Mon 5-14-18

Announcements
  • "States of Matter GR" is due TUESDAY
Today
  • Introduce Chapter 2, "Solids, Liquids, and Gases", pp 40-41
  • Video Preview!
  • Additional discussion of pp 42-44

Fri 5-11-18

Announcements
  • "Matter Key Terms/Concept Map" due today
Today

Thur 5-10-18

Announcements
Today

Wed 5-9-18

Announcements
  • "Energy and Matter GR" due THURSDAY
  • TEST FRIDAY
Today
  • Exothermic vs. endothermic reactions to review:

  • Discuss pp 32-33 in your book.
  • Energy Transfer





Tues 5-8-18

Today
  • Potential vs. kinetic energy, pp 30-31




Watch energy changes between potential and kinetic"


  • Bill Nye Potential and Kinetic Energy:

ASSIGNMENT: "Energy and Matter GR" due THURSDAY

Fri 5-4-18

Announcements
  • "Changes in Matter GR" is due TODAY
Today
  • Introduction to the Law of Conservation of Mass and a balanced chemical equation
  • Changes in energy during physical and chemical changes, pp 26-27
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Math Analyzing Data pg 27" due MONDAY


  • Bill Nye demonstrates endothermic and exothermic reactions:

Thur 5-3-18

Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Changes in Matter GR" is due FRIDAY
Today
  • The difference between physical and chemical changes, pp 23-25 in your book.

Wed 5-2-18

Announcements
  • "Measuring Matter GR" due TODAY
Today

Tues 5-1-18

Announcements
  • "Measuring Matter GR" due WEDNESDAY
Today

Mon 4-30-18

Today

Fri 4-26-18

Announcements
  • Physical/Chemical Properties/Changes Worksheet" due TODAY
Today

Thur 4-26-18

Today

Wed 4-25-18

Announcements
  • "Physical vs. Chemical Changes II" is due TODAY
Today

Tues 4-24-18

  • Structure of the atom

    • Just how small is an atom?
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Physical vs. Chemical Changes 2" due WEDNESDAY
  • REMEMBER TO STUDY FOR YOUR QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY (pages 6-9)

Tues 4-17-18

Today

Mon 4-16-18

Fri 4-13-18

Today

Tues 4-10-18

Announcements
  • "Early Earth/Era's of Earth's History GR" due THURSDAY
Today

Mon 4-9-18

Today
  • Geologic Time? Let's go back to the beginning of the universe for some perspective:
  • How did our Earth change with time? We will watch the first few minutes of this video, but I encourage you to visit this page and view the entire video. "Geologic Time"
  • From NOVA (Public Television): A Brief History of Life
  • Pp 127-129 from your book
  • This is an artists vision of what 4.6 billion years on Earth may have looked like -- "Our Story in One Minute"

Explanation: Could you tell the story of human existence in a minute? This thrilling video culls together multiple teasing snippets in an attempt to do just that. And sets it to music. Briefly depicted, from start to finish, is an artistic animation of the Big Bang, a trip across the early universe, the formation of the Earth and Moon, the emergence of multi-celled life and plants, the rise of reptiles and dinosaurs, a devastating meteor strike, the rise of mammals and humans, and finally the rise of modern civilization. The minute movie ends with a flyover of the modern skyscraper and a human standing atop a snow covered mountain. The above video is the latest from the Symphony of Science project.


Thur and Fri 4-5-18

Today

Wed 4-4-18

Mon 3-26-18

Today
  • Finish the "Determining Relative Ages of Rocks Investigation" and turn it in.
  • Begin the "Geologic Time Webquest" by visiting this website: "UCMP Berkeley Geologic Time". Follow the directions on the screen as well as your handout to guide you through this activity. You will work on this in class Tuesday as well. DON'T LOSE IT!!

Fri 3-23-18

Announcements
  • "Relative Age Worksheet" is due today.
Today
  • Using what you've learned in this section, begin this investigation to discover how you use fossils and geologic features to interpret the relative ages of rock layers:
  • Work with your lab partner to complete this activity. MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE PROCEDURE # 1 AND 2 BEFORE YOU MOVE ON TO THE ANALYZE AND CONCLUDE QUESTIONS.

Thur 3-22-18

Announcements
  • "Relative Ages of Rocks GR" is due TODAY
Today

Wed 3-21-18

Announcements
  • "Relative Ages of Rocks GR" due THURSDAY
Today

Tues 3-20-18

Today

Mon 3-19-18

Announcements
  • "Fossils GR" due TODAY
Today
  • How do they prepare and catalog fossil discoveries? This video from the National Park Service, "Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument" will tell us.
  • In case you want to explore John day Fossil Beds National Monument, here is the link to that page: "John Day Fossil Beds Interactive Flash"
  • Pages 114-116 in your book

Fri 3-16-18

Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Fossils GR" due MONDAY
Today
  • Pages 110-113 in Section 1

Thur 3-15-18

Today
  • Clean out your old books and trade them in for the new ones: "Earth's Changing Surface"
  • Preview the chapter that starts on page 108.
  • Video Preview - "A Trip Through Geologic Time"
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Fossils Guided Reading" due MONDAY
  • ASSIGNMENT: BOOKS COVERED BY MONDAY

Wed 3-14-18

Today

Tues 3-13-18

Today
  • Go through your answers to "The Rock Cycle Interactive"
  • Access the practice test below and prepare for the test on WEDNESDAY.

Mon 3-12-18

Today
  • "Metamorphic Rocks GR" is due TODAY
  • Finish the "Rock Cycle Interactive" today. DO NOT TURN IT IN! We will go over this in class together on Tuesday
  • Start preparing for the test on WEDNESDAY: "Rocks PRACTICE TEST 3.12.18"

Fri 3-9-18

Today

Thur 3-8-18

Announcements
  • "Metamorphic Rocks GR" due MONDAY
Today

Wed 3-7-18

Announcements
  • "Rocks from Reefs GR" is due TODAY
Today

Tues 3-6-18

Announcments
  • "Rocks from Reefs GR" due WEDNESDAY
Today
  • Dolomite Limestone - we have it around us and it's kind of unique, so let's find out a little more: Dolomite Rock
  • Its use in the manufacture of lime: "Hurstville Lime Kilns"
  • Rocks from reefs, pp 157-159
  • Background information about coral reefs to guide our understanding:

Mon 3-5-18

Announcements
  • "Sedimentary Rocks GR" is due TODAY
Today
  • Finish our discussion of sedimentary rocks, using the book, websites listed below, and rock samples.
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Rocks from Reefs GR" due WEDNESDAY

Fri 3-2-18

Announcements
  • "Sedimentary Rocks GR" is due MONDAY
Today

Thur 3-1-18

Today
  • Begin our discussion of sedimentary rocks.
  • Is THIS real or movie magic?


Petra from explore.org: Petra, Jordan


More about Petra: Petra, Jordan


QUIZ - "Igneous Rocks QUIZ 3.1.18"
ASSIGNMENT: "Sedimentary Rocks Guided Reading" due FRIDAY

Wed 2-28-18

Announcements
  • QUIZ THURSDAY - "IGNEOUS ROCKS"
Today
  • Bryce Canyon National Park will help us better understand igneous rocks: BCNP Igneous Rocks
  • Finish with uses of igneous rocks

  • Fortress walls in Cusco, Peru


The foundations are made of Yucay limestone brought from over 15km away. The outer walls are made from massive diorite blocks from nearby, and the inner buildings and towers are made from dark andesite.
  • Finish up with the Video Field Trip!

Tues 2-27-18

Announcements
  • "Igneous Rocks Guided Reading" is due TODAY






Mon 2-26-18

Today
  • Welcome back! That was an unexpectedly long break...
  • "Igneous Rocks GR". Do you have it ready for today??
  • "Rock Id/Classifying Review" is also due today. We'll go through the answers together
  • Igneous rocks, pp 148-150 in your books.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park will help us better understand igneous rocks: BCNP Igneous Rocks

Fri 2-16-18

Today
  • Finish "Rock Identification" with chromebooks if necessary. DON'T FORGET THE BACK SIDE!
  • We want to correct that today, so work hard.
  • A follow-up to the saga of the moving rocks of Racetrack Playa. Release date: August 27, 2014


  • ASSIGNMENT: THIS WILL BE DUE ON TUESDAY

Thur 2-15-18

Announcements
  • "Keep it Rockin' " is due TODAY
Today
  • Recall what geologists use to identify rocks: mineral composition, color and texture
  • Review texture
  • Not impressed with rocks yet? This may change your mind!


Mon 2-12-18

Today
  • Students still needing to take the test, click on the link posted on Friday
  • Students who still need to work on the lab practical part of the test will be called on to do so sometime during class
  • If you are not taking the test or working on the lab practical, you should be working through this tutorial that links what we've learned about minerals to what we will be learning about rocks: "The Virtual Rock Lab Interactive"

Fri 2-9-18

Today

Wed 2-7-18

  • Absolutely the last day to work on the lab!
  • Turn in your lab sheet with all questions answered in complete sentences today or tomorrow. DON'T FORGET THE CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH ON THE FIRST PAGE!
  • TEST FRIDAY, "MINERALS". Access the practice test often to help you prepare for the test!! "Minerals PRACTICE TEST 2.7.18"

Mon 2-5-18

  • Continue working on the Mineral Identification Lab - these will be turned in Wednesday, Thursday at the latest!
  • "MINERAL'S TEST" WILL BE ON FRIDAY

Thur 2-1-18

Announcements
  • "Virtual Mineral Lab" should be turned in!
Today
  • You must have your "Virtual Mineral Lab" completed and turned in to me BEFORE I assign you to a mineral kit.
  • Work with you lab partner(s) to test and identify 5 minerals at a time. Only after you have correctly identified 5 minerals will you be allowed to move on to another 5. YOU WILL HAVE 3 ATTEMPTS TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THE MINERAL'S NAME.
  • Inventory all supplies in your kit at the beginning and at the end of every class period you use them. Report any damaged or missing items to me immediately.

Wed 1-31-18

Announcements
  • "Virtual Mineral Lab" should be turned in BEFORE YOU LEAVE CLASS TODAY
Today
  • View "Rocks and Minerals: The Hard Facts". This will provide you with more background information before we start the Mineral Identification Lab.
  • Finish the Virtual Lab if you need to. HAND IT IN.
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Mineral Key Terms/Concept Map" due MONDAY

Mon 1-29-18

Announcements
  • "Using Mineral Resources GR" is due TODAY
Today

Thur 1-18-18

Announcements

Today
  • Look at the photo on page 125. Real or faked??


Wed 1-17-18

Announcements
  • "Properties of Minerals REVIEW/Mineral Density pg 119" due TODAY
Today

Tues 1-16-18


Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Properties of Minerals REVIEW/Mineral Density pg 119" due WEDNESDAY
Today
  • Identifying a Mineral Using Mohs Hardness Scale:

  • The hardness of a mineral is often used by geologists to help determine the identity of a sample. The Mohs Hardness Scale as developed by a German geologist, Friedrich Mohs, in 1812. The Mohs scale is a relative scale which lists the hardness of 10 common minerals. Talc, #1 on the scale is the softest and diamond, #10, is the hardest. Other common household item have also been assigned to the hardness scale such as glass, fingernail and penny.
  • "Virtual Hardness Testing Lab". Visit this website to complete the lab: "Virtual Hardness Testing Lab"

Mon 1-15-18

Announcements
  • "Mineral Mania" due today. We'll go through it together in class so you can fill in anything you may have missed.
Today

Fri 1-12-18

        • Welcome back after your snow day off! Use the links below to complete the "Mineral Mania" webquest for MONDAY!**

Wed 1-10-18

Today

Tues 1-9-18

Announcements
  • Is there anyone still needing to take/finish the test?
  • Make sure you have the new assignment: "Properties of Minerals Guided Reading" due WEDNESDAY
Today
  • Introduction to the "Minerals" chapter, pp 112-113
  • Video Preview!
  • BRING IN ANY MINERAL SAMPLES THAT YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SHARE WITH THE CLASS OR WANT TO HAVE A LOOK AT UNDER THE SCOPE!

Mon 1-8-18

Fri 1-5-18

Today

Fri 12-22-17


Wed 12-20-17

Announcements
  • "Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics Guided Reading" is due TODAY
  • REMINDER: "Properties of Magma GR" is due TOMORROW
Today

Tues 12-1917

Announcements
  • "Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics GR" is due TODAY
Today

Mon 12-18-17

Announcements
  • "Finding the Epicenter Lab" will get turned in before you leave class today!
Today

Thur 12-14-17

Today

Wed 12-13-17

Announcements
  • "Earthquakes and Seismic Waves GR" is due TODAY
Today
  • Pp. 54-55 in your book
  • Bill Nye and the Richter Scale


  • Bill Nye and the seismogram





Tues 12-12-17

Announcements
  • REMEMBER: "Quakes and Waves Guided Reading" is due TOMORROW

Today
1. Discuss the quizzes from yesterday
2. Review the reading from this section, "Earthquakes and Seismic Waves". You may be able to view this website from your chrome books:
“BBC News – How Earthquakes Happen” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4126809.stm
3. Watch “Animations of earthquake waves”
https://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1002/es1002page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
4. “Savage Earth” (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/earthquakes/index.html
5. Video Field Trip – “Earthquakes”

Mon 12-11-17

Announcements
  • "A Model of Three Faults" lab gets finished and turned in today
  • QUIZ today on the lab
Today

Thur 12-7-17

Announcements
  • "Forces in Earth's Crust GR" due TODAY

Today

Wed 12-6-17

Announcements
Today
  • Preview Chapter 2, pp 42-43. What's the Big Idea?
  • "Earthquake" Video Preview!
  • Discussion of pp 44-45 to help us prepare for tomorrow's lab.
  • Animations of the different types of faults: Animations for Earthquake Terms

Tues 12-5-17

Announcements

Fri 12-1-17

Announcements
  • "The Theory of Plate Tectonics GR" is due TODAY
  • TEST TUESDAY!!
Today

Thur 11-30-17

Announcements
  • REMINDER: "The Theory of Plate Tectonics GR" is due FRIDAY
  • TEST TUESDAY - Chapter 1, "Plate Tectonics"
Today
  • We'll go through yesterday's quiz and discuss those answers
  • In this last section of the chapter we put it all together. It's always a good idea to have Bill Nye's help!


  • What is a plate? What types of actions can we see at plate boundaries? USGS Earthquake Map
  • Tectonic plates and fault lines:



Wed 11-29-17

Announcements
Today

Tues 11-28-17

Announcements
Today
  • Formation of pillow lava might look something like this. It's never actually been recorded happening:
  • "The Mariana Trench: Earth's Deepest Place"
  • Following the directions on pp 30-31 in your book, you will create a model of sea-floor spreading.
  • Analyze and Conclude" questions will be answered on notebook paper, using complete sentences, using your best handwriting and spelling. These are due WEDNESDAY

Wed 11-22-17

To better understand sea-floor spreading, visit these websites and follow the directions you find there. Yes, you will have to read!

Tues 11-21-17

Announcements
  • QUIZ TODAY - Sections 2-3 in the chapter on Plate Tectonics
  • REMINDER: "Sea-floor Spreading Guided Reading" is due TOMORROW
Today
  • Start Section 4 "Sea-floor Spreading"
  • Watch the discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents!

  • Take a closer look at pages 24-25 in your book.
  • Harry Hess and Sea-floor Spreading




Mon 11-20-17

Announcements
  • QUIZ TUESDAY - Sections 2 and 3 in the chapter on Plate Tectonics!


Today

Fri 11-17-17

Announcements
  • Quiz corrections are due TODAY
  • "Drifting Continents Guided Reading" is due TODAY


Thur 11-16-17

Announcements
  • REMEMBER!! "Drifting Continents Guided Reading" is due TOMORROW!
Today
  • We are going to have a discussion on how you prepared for yesterday's quiz!!

Wed 11-15-17

Announcements
  • Plate Tectonics - Section 1 QUIZ today!
Today
  • Finish anything we need to from Section 2
  • Watch convection currents in action.




Tues 11-14-17

Announcements
  • "Convection and the Mantle GR" is due TODAY
  • QUIZ WEDNESDAY - Section 1 in the book
Today
  • Make sure you write down the correct answers on your "Convection and the Mantle GR" when we go through it in class.
  • Covering section 2 in the book, we'll discuss the three types of heat transfer: radiation, conduction and convection. We will also look at some video clips in class to help illustrate these types of heat transfer. Sorry I can't put them on the wiki :-(
  • STUDY FOR YOUR QUIZ!!!

Mon 11-13-17

Today
  • Review of the Plate Tectonics chapter up to this point
  • QUIZ WEDNESDAY - covering Section 1 in the book
  • Work time on "Convection and the Mantle GR". This is due TUESDAY
  • Done with your homework? Try your luck at this game! "Tectonic Millionaire"

Fri 11-10-17

Announcements
  • Keep adding key terms to your vocabulary list!
Today

Thur 11-9-17

Announcements
  • "Earth's Interior Guided Reading" is due TODAY
Today
  • Continuing our discussion of Section 1 in the book, we'll cover pp 9-13.
  • Here's a handout to help you understand the location and composition of Earth's layers.
  • ASSIGNMENT: Define the key terms for Section 1 on your Science Vocabulary Awareness sheet.

Wed 11-8-17

Announcements
  • Vocabulary definitions due TODAY
  • "Earth's Interior Guided Reading" due THURSDAY
Today

Tues 11-7-17

Announcements
  • BOOKS SHOULD BE COVERED BY NOW!
Today
  • We'll go through the "Earth's Structure Interactive" in class together as I project the website. Make sure you write down any information you may be missing.
  • ASSIGNMENT: Define crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core on your new vocabulary sheet. MAKE USE OF THIS TO STAY UP ON THE GROWING LIST OF VOCABULARY WORDS!
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Earth's Interior Guided Reading" due THURSDAY

Fri 11-3-17

Announcements
  • BOOK COVERS DUE TUESDAY
Today
  • I will give you the username and password to access the online book. The link is near the top of this page. WRITE IT DOWN!
  • Video Preview - "Plate Tectonics"
  • Continue working on "Earth's Structure Interactive". This is the last class day we will devote to working on this. We'll go over the answers in class on Tuesday.

Thur 11-2-17

Announcments
  • You finally get your books today. BOOKS SHOULD BE COVERED WITH A PAPER BOOK COVER BY TUESDAY
Today

Wed 11-1-17

Announcements
  • Don't forget to turn in your "Scientific Method Virtual Lab" if you haven't already done so.
Today

Tues 10-31-17

  • .Make sure to finish your Scientific Virtual Lab today. HAND THIS IN BEFORE YOU LEAVE CLASS.
  • Make use of your 3 attempts at the PRACTICE TEST. Work through the tests with intention. DO NOT GUESS!
  • SCIENTIFIC METHOD TEST TOMORROW!!

Mon 10-30-17

Announcements
  • SCIENTIFIC METHOD TEST WEDNESDAY!
Today
  • This is the last day to use class time on the Virtual Lab. In class, we'll discuss how to construct the graph.
  • Scientific Method PRACTICE TEST - 7 The practice test will be open today and tomorrow. You can take it up to 3 times to help you prepare for the test on WEDNESDAY

Fri 10-27-17

Announcments

Today

Thur 10-26-17
Announcements
  • "Interpreting Data Packet" due TODAY
Today


10-25-17 Wed
Announcements
  • "Worksheet on Variables" due TODAY
  • QUIZ FRIDAY on Scientific Method Vocabulary!

Today

10-24-17 Tues
Announcements
  • "Controlling Variables Packet" is due TODAY
  • QUIZ FRIDAY on Scientific Method Vocabulary!
Today

10-23-17 Mon
Announcements
  • "Developing a Hypothesis" is due TODAY
Today


10-18-17 Wed
Announcements
  • "Hypothesis Worksheet - 7" is due today
Today
  • Review the steps of the scientific method. Let's talk more about independent and dependent variables and how they can help you write a well-worded hypothesis.
  • HANDOUT: "Scientific Method Vocabulary"
  • Let's hear what Bill Nye thinks about the scientific method:



  • And this one is just for fun!


ASSIGNMENT: "Developing a Hypothesis" due MONDAY



10-17-17 Tues
Announcements
  • "Dinosaur Scene Observe/Infer" #1-25 AND Qualitative/Quantitative #1-10 -- DUE TODAY
Today
  • Scientific questions lead to well written hypotheses. What is a hypothesis?



10-16-17 Mon
Announcements
  • #1-20 of the Scientific Method Packet is due today
Today
  • What's the difference between an observation and an inference?




  • ASSIGNMENT: "Dinosaur Scene Observe/Infer" #1-25 AND Qualitative/Quantitative #1-10 -- DUE TUESDAY



Fri 10-13-17




Thur 10-12-17

Wed 10-11-17
Announcements
  • "Metric Review Worksheet" due TODAY
Today
  • Review for your test tomorrow! Take this practice test to help you prepare. You will be able to take the test 3 times and the test will remain open all day.
  • Click this link for the practice test: "Metric Measurement PRACTICE TEST [7] 10.11.17


Tues 10-10-17
Announcements
  • "Density Lab" will be collected today.
  • "Metric Test" THURSDAY!
Today

Mon 10-9-17
Announcements
  • "Still Dense about Density?" due today
Today
  • Complete the "Density Lab" TODAY. Focus on finishing the measurements while you are in my room. The questions can be answered later.
  • HAVE THE LAB READY TO BE HANDED IN ON TUESDAY.
  • "Metric Measurement Test" will be on THURSDAY

Thur 10-5-17
Announcements
  • "Still Dense About Density?" due MONDAY

Today
  • "Finding the Density of Water/Wood/Rock". LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE INSTRUCTIONS AND FOLLOW YOUR WRITTEN PROCEDURE CAREFULLY!
  • Your finished lab should look neat and professional when you turn it in!


Wed 10-4-17
Announcements
  • "Density and Rounding" due today
Today



Tues 10-3-17
Announcements
  • Discuss the Volume Lab. DUE TODAY!
Today


Mon 10-2-17
Announcements
  • "Measuring Temperature: GRADED" packet due today
Today
  • Finish Parts A-C of the Volume Lab if you haven't already done so.
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Measuring and Calculating/Volume Conversions" due TUESDAY

Fri 9-29-17
Announcements
Today
  • Start the "Volume Lab" today. Remember to be as careful and accurate as possible while using the equipment and making you measurements.
  • Complete Parts A, B, and C today. If you still have time left, work on your "Measuring Temperature: GRADED" packet for MONDAY.


Thur 9-28-17
Announcement
  • "Metric Units of Volume: GRADED" DUE TODAY (also temperature practice)
Today


Wed 9-27-17
Announcements
  • "Measuring Volume/Graduated Cylinders 1" due TODAY
Today

Tues 9-26-17
Announcements
  • "Mass Lab" due TODAY
Today


Mon 9-25-17
Today
  • Review proper procedure for carrying out the Mass Lab.
  • Conversions should be done and all questions answered in complete sentences, ready to be handed in TUESDAY!

Fri 9-22-17
Announcements
  • "Using Triple Beam Balances" due today
Today



Thur 9-21-17
Announcements
  • "Metric Conversions - Length" due today
Today
  • More practice with metric conversions using "King Henry..."
  • Demonstration using the triple beam balance - how to carry it - zero it - properly read the mass.
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Using Triple Beam Balances" due FRIDAY

Wed 9-20-17
Announcements
  • "Metric Unit Conversion Practice" due TODAY
  • QUIZ on Metric Length TODAY
Today
  • ASSIGNMENT: Now that we have had more practice, due "Metric Conversions - Length" for TOMORROW.



Tues 9-19-17
Announcements
  • "Measuring: Length #2" (graded) AND "Measuring: Mass Practice". BOTH DUE TODAY.

Today
  • "King Henry Died Unexpectedly Drinking Chocolate Milk". What that means and how we will make use of it.
  • "Metric Unit Conversion Practice" due WEDNESDAY "Metric Unit Conversion - Length" due later.


Mon 9-18-17
Announcements
  • "Length Lab" due today
  • Quiz tomorrow on Metric Length measurements
Today

Fri 9-15-17
Announcements
  • QUIZ TUESDAY ON METRIC LENGTH!
Today
  • Finish your "Length Lab". This should be complete and ready to hand in on MONDAY


Thur 9-14-17
Announcements
  • "Measuring Length: Physical Properties Practice" DUE TODAY
Today
  • Get out your "Metric System Notes". We'll finish the back side today
  • "Length Lab". Practice making accurate length measurements using a meter stick. YOUR "LENGTH LAB" SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF CLASS ON MONDAY.


Wed 9-13-17
Announcements
  • "Measuring: Length" due TODAY
Today


Tues 9-12-17
Announcements
  • You should have read the "Measuring"handout for today so we can talk about it in class.
Today


Mon 9-11-17
Today

Fri 9-8-17




Thur 9-7-17
Today
  • Discussion of the safety rules I want you to know and follow.
  • Let's see what safety in a science lab looks like
  • These are the safety rules that I will expect you to know and follow:
  • QUIZ on lab safety tomorrow!!


Wed 9-6-17
Today
  • "Getting to Know Room 120". How did you do?
  • Practice following directions. This should be fun!

Tues 9-5-17
In case you want a review of classroom policies and procedures, here is the Power Point we went through in class:
If you need any reminders about expectations in my classroom, look here:

Fri 9-1-17

Welcome back to Arcadia Middle School!!

Something really special happened this summer. Let's explore!