Thursday, October 29, 2015

Global Warming Project

On Tuesday, we started an independent research project in Google Classroom to answer this driving question:
What factors interact and influence weather and climate? How do human activities impact climate?
This led us to revisiting some concepts about states of matter, pressure, and the gas laws.  After a brief introduction to light  we  watched a short video about the greenhouse effect.

Now, you are ready to apply your understanding to our Global Warming Project.  Start at the webpage titled Climate Change on my website and get your presentation ready for class! 

Atmosphere, Pressure and Elevation

Warm-up: IANotebook p.79

Recipe for a Cloud in a Bottle

  • a little water
  • condensation nuclei (something for water to stick to when it condenses)
  • temperature or pressure changes

Explain how the cloud forms. Be specific  about pressure changes.
If you missed class, watch this video.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gas Laws Videos- Study for Test

Today, you are watching BNSG on Energy. How does energy interact with matter?  That is the big question you are answering.  Use p.73-77 in text to get started with note taking guide.  

Please review the gas laws in the videos in Google Classroom . Use earbuds and take notes! 

I have lots of fun lab.s planned next week. Do your studying now so that when I return you get the most learning and understanding you can out of the activities! Be polite, helpful, and kind.  

If you ordered bus passes, they have arrived and should be passed out to you today. If not, please ask for them at the end of class when you put the computers away.

Remember to get your Science Project 2.0 Proposal signed and approved by your parents.  I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bill Nye Videos, Not?!

Since I am out of the class this week due to laryngitis, please be polite, helpful, and quiet for the guest teacher(s). I will do my best to make sure that you continue to move forward with your science project proposal, which is due this Friday. 

On Tuesday, Mr. Swaggerty agreed to lead you through a lab, Just Passing Through. I hope you enjoyed the activity. I want you to write a Lab Review (see instructions on IAN p.4) that thoroughly explains what occurs and how this relates heat energy, heat transfer, characteristic properties of substances, and density to your everyday life.  I look forward to discussing this upon my return.  I am sorry to miss it today.

I have requested that you watch a couple of episodes of Bill Nye- Energy and Pressure but I guess you worked on your proposal instead.ok.

You have a test on Friday. -Everything in the universe is energy or matter, so read your textbook,take notes and be on your best behavior. Please remember to put away the computers during the last 7-8 minutes of class. Thanks!
I look forward to seeing you soon!