Monday, November 13, 2017

Geologic Processes

Our First Semester is titled, Educated Earthlings!

Starting our school year with 
a phenomenal Partial Solar Eclipse, we were introduced to our place in space. 
We have concluded our first Unit on Earth Science: Geologic Processes.

Your notebook should reflect our investigations from the 
Stream Tables and How the Grand Canyon Formed

 Our studies ranged from the Rock Cycle and the Theory of Plate Tectonics.
Make sure you can discuss these key pieces of evidence...

Our next unit will examine the changes in Life Through Time...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Before 2017-2018 starts


If you are checking out what's coming up in class, then I like you already!

1. You need a notebook that is for science only. You have a choice of a thin (1 inch), 3-ring science binder or a big (8 1/2" X 11") spiral notebook with at least 100 pages of binder paper.
2. a few pens (2 different colors) and 3. pencils (2)
4. a pencil sharpener (preferably with a shavings guard)
5. highlighters
6. 4 different colored pencils or markers (no permanent markers)
7. glue stick
8. earbuds (so you can listen to videos, tutorials, etc. on your own

OPTIONAL: planner, tape, scissors, hand sanitizer, pencil pouch 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Forces and Motion

For the last two weeks, we've been exploring the motion of objects and the ways we can describe and graph motion. This week marks a change into exploring why objects move and examining some of the patterns in their motion. 

 As you watch the video, notice what factors make an unsuccessful  exit and look for any differences in a successful exit.
Follow this link to explain how the penguins "exit" the water.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Chemistry of Life

We have concluded our Introduction to Chemistry, including atomic structure, the Periodic Table of Elements, and Chemical Reactions. We are now beginning our unit on Organic Chemistry with modeling carbon is a variety of molecules. 
Next, we will look at the polymers of life and nutrition!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Science Fair Project 2.0

It's time to dive in to finding our answers and solving problems on our own. 

Here's the link to all the latest information on the science project...

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thinking Like a Scientist!

This week we have been introduced to some of the skills that scientists use:
 making observations and inferences!
We have taken our Safety Quiz and will be ready for more exciting investigations next week!