Monday, March 6, 2017

Introduction to 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 Project 2.0 Begins

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...

September 2016

This month we have deeply explored the elements of  scientific methods and experienced first hand how scientists work. We have experimented, investigated, modeled our hypotheses, analyzed data and drawn logical conclusions throughout a variety of hands-on activities.  If you were absent the lab. activities will soon disappear, so don't wait to come in and make them up!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thinking Like A Scientist

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nervous System Basics

Today we are getting to know our learning styles, a little bit more about our brain, and how it works. Use the sidebar on my website to navigate to your assignment today, Nervous System Basics.

Friday, August 19, 2016

supplies for 2016-2017


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

For your scientists' notebook, you have a choice of a 3 ring binder that's 1 inch thick, or a big spiral notebook. Keep your science notebook just for science. We'll be recording our observations and ideas in there with lots of color and pizzaz!
The list of supplies for success includes:
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 ,
a couple (2) of pens and pencils,
a pencil sharpener (preferably with a shavings guard),
glue sticks
a highlighter and
4 different colored pencils or markers (no permanent markers)

earbuds so that you can listen to videos, tutorials, etc. on your own.
tape, scissors, tissues, hand sanitizer, 
and a good attitude!