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!