Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Paper Airplanes Project

This week you are performing a scientific investigation to demonstrate your ability to use scientific methods and engineering practices appropriately.  

Your question to investigate must be a good scientific question related to making your paper airplane stay aloft longer.

Read and attach the project introduction on p. 47 in your IANotebook.
Write your question.
Then log in to Google Classroom to take off on your research.  

Remember to document your sources and take notes on the major ideas related to flight and paper airplanes.  

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lunar eclipse extra credit

In case you missed it, follow the link if you are interested.
To get extra credit, you must write a summary of the event, and explain how it happens.


Dune Restoration reflection

On Friday, we started our germination of native plants and controlled experiments.

Please reflect about this on the bottom of your lab sheet using 2-3 sentences about:

  • what you learned
  • what made the activity worthwhile
  • and how this work impacts your view of the local environment

Go to Google Classroom. for tonight's homework assignment.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


After turning in your lab titled, Drops on a Penny, you were introduced to the idea of ....
Controlled Experiments!

We will trade and grade your homework from last night. It was double-sided with I'm in Control on one side and Homework and the Brain on the other side.

We will be reviewing the two activities so far and adding to our vocabulary on IAN p.27.

Then, go to google classroom.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mystery Tubes

Due Today: Your Hypothesis

Today we are thinking like scientists by making observations, forming hypotheses, testing ideas, and making models to clarify our thinking.

On the right sides of your IAN on p. 27 add color to the definitions you write down.
Set up p. 26 in your notebook to record your observations and ideas about the Mystery Tubes!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Scientific Background

Hello, Scientists!
Go to Google Classroom today for your warm-up and tell me a bit about your previous experiences in science.
We are identifying the three major qualities that make good scientific questions.  Take notes on p.21 under the warm-up  and then let's start the homework.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Safety Talk

Due Today: Signed Safety Contracts

On p.17 in your IA Notebook, please describe what you think safety means in the science classroom. Come up with your top three safety rules for the science laboratory.

Be prepared for the class discussion.

Next, we'll read the Science Safety Guidelines and your assignment is in Google Classroom today.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What is My Learning Style?

Please go the Nervous System Basics Page on my website and finish the assignment. Reflect on your Learning Style and Strategies for studying.

If you finish early, please use ear buds to watch the videos at the bottom.

Tomorrow we will talk about SAFETY!