Investigation 1-3 Retake - you need to have completed the assignment on the ck12.org site listed below in order to have your retake count.
Retakes for Inv 1-3 Quiz will happen on Friday during class - you must join Burroughs Science at this link https://www.ck12.org/join/group/?access, sign in using your school google account. - Complete the readings, watch the videos and take the sample quizzes on this site. A report will be generated that I will check prior to the quiz on Friday.
We will be done working on the Energy Skate Park Assignment and the Coaster Creator after Wednesday. If students want to complete the assignments for full credit, they will have to do this at home or before/afterschool.
FRIDAY 5/5: Good Morning Folks :) Please be respectful to your teacher today...she is a friend of mine...she can text me at any time...just saying :)
2. PhET Energy SKate Park On the white MacBooks, the Energy Skate Park can be directly accessed by clicking on that link in the bottom right side of the dock (looks like the Safari icon)...it will be easier and faster. BE SURE it is really Energy Skate Park and NOT Energy Skate Park Basics!
5/2: Waves Post Test Friday....Waves Post Test (Final) Study Guide - use your 3rd Qtr SNB and 4th Qtr SNB to review information. The final will be multiple choice, choosing true statements, and labeling wave diagram.
4/26 Monday: Exploring how information can be sent via optic fibers. Students use Morse code to send messages to another group through an optic fiber.
4/25 Tuesday: Exploring the differences between AM and FM radio waves.
4/26 Wednesday: Return Inv. 3 tests via gmail. There are no retakes, but students may make test corrections. HERE is a handout explaining how test corrections should be done. We also began to work through this online activity: Khan Academy Tutorial Color Science
3/8 WEDNESDAY: Students investigated how to find the velocity/speed of waves. They used the springs to create waves and then measured amplitude, wavelength and calculated frequency and velocity.
3/9 THURSDAY: Returned to Monday's online simulations The guide for the online simulations is HERE Also, students have homework - the handout for the homework is HERE
3/10 FRIDAY: Today students watched a short video on ocean waves called "The Science of Big Waves." The link for the video is HERE- The video guide is HERE
Information for the week of Feb. 28-March 3
Here are the downloads and links for the final that is scheduled for next Tuesday (2/28/17). I would prefer students just review the key ideas, look through the summary and maybe try the practice test. Please do not "cram" for the final, memorize terms, or make flashcards, etc. Try for one hour of review and see how you do...of course, you can always do more if you need to.
Students used PhET Balancing Chemical Equations (Mac Version) (Windows Version) - if they can get 5 stars in all levels they earn a stamp. At home they can screen shot or take pic with phone and show me next week.
Monday:Students investigated temperature change when mixing hot and cold water. They created a math formula for calculating temperature final when mixing equal amounts of hot and cold water: Th + Tc/2...temp. of hot water plus temp. of cold water divided by 2. Basically, temperature final is the average when mixing equal amounts of water
Tuesday:Students investigated the energy transfer occurring by placing cold water in a flask inside a beaker of hot water. They recorded temperature of both hot and cold until the temperatures of both waters was the same. They should graph this data for homework.
Wednesday:Students analyzed their graphing from the night before. We took notes (copy here). Students also began planning an investigation to determine the relationship among NRG transferred when using different masses of water at different temperatures.
Thursday: Students carried out their investigation on how mass affect the temperature final of water. Graphing should be done for tomorrow
Monday: Returned tests - students completed a test analysis sheet that should be returned tomorrow. Retakes are available, students will need to complete a retake ticket. Retakes begin next Tuesday before/after school.
Information for the week of November 14-18
We will be having a summative test on Investigation 4 on Friday, November 18
This week will be exploring/investigating gas properties even more. Students will use a website call PhET Interactive Simulations to manipulate the variables that affect the behaviour of gases: temperature, pressure & volume.
Monday: We revisited the blue and gray cube we investigated last week. Today we used a bubble from bubble wrap in our closed syringe system. Here is a copy of the notes we took for the Bubble Investigation, and here is a copy of the reading that goes with the Cube & Bubble Investigation.
This week students are focusing on the behavior of gases.
Monday we played around with closed syringe systems and made observations on what happens when students pushed and pulled on the syringe plunger.
Tuesday - students turned in their Element Block and used the FOSS website to model the air in a syringe. Here is the website link - username: msb3rd password: Bacon123 Here is the guide sheet for this activity.
This Project is due Tuesday, October 18...however, I suggest students complete it sooner rather than later!!
Students started investigating energy and matter this week. We started with an uncommon phenomena - the tanker car implosion. Students must use only evidence they have collected from investigations in class to explain how this phenomena occurs. Here is the handout explaining the goals and challenge.
Information for the week of October 3 -7
This week students will be investigating the Periodic Table of the Elements. For Friday, students will need to be able to tell me the atomic number, element symbol and element name for the first 15 elements AND if they want an A will need to know 5 more of their choice.
This week students will be completing their investigation into the unknown mixture. Last week they focused on physical properties, this week they will focus on chemical properties. They will be performing confirmation and evaporation tests on at least 6 mixtures to determine which combination is the most likely match to the unknown mixture. I will add assignments through the week as we progress.
Tuesday/Wednesday depending on time: ReRun Form - students will use this form to think about and reflect on what we have been doing, why, and what we have found out.
Information for the week of September 19-23
This week students are using the properties of substances to identify the two substances in an unknown mixture. Most of the work for this week occurs in class as they will be doing hands on investigations. Students should be checking skyward to be sure they have completed last weeks assignments: Lab Safety Scenarios and the Lab Safety Assignment