Monday, April 23, 2012

Week 8 already!

Wow this quarter is flying by.

We are deep into our study of waves and how they move energy.  To help students learn this, here is some of the notes from class.  This week we will apply this understanding with a wide variety of activities.

Homework for week 8 is here.

BrainPop on Waves

BrainPop quiz on waves

Questions, please let me know before the quarter ends!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Howdy everybody!
     We have been studying heat and how it moves by conduction, convection and radiation.  Now it is time for students answer the question, "Which type of heat (conduction, convection, radiation) transmits heat the best?"  Students used a heat pack and 3 thermometers and set it up to measure the heat convecting in the air, conducting through the material and radiating away from the hot pack.  Instructions to write up a formal lab are in the student science notebooks which students may choose to take home with them this weekend to assist them finishing the work we began this week.

Here are the notes today that may help students write up their lab report.

Here is the homework week 7

Here is the link to the brain pop on Metamorphasis

Here is a link to the quiz on Metamorphasis

If students are not finished by Monday, don't panic, they can come in during lunch and write some more.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Conferences are upon us!

Ahh Spring time means conferences... it also means gardening but that is not a topic I want to get into after an afternoon of clearing and planning.

So remember, School Monday and Tuesday, conferences Wednesday and Thursday, and take Friday off as well.

Homework Week 6

BrainPop on Electrical  Energy

BrainPop Quiz

Please check the mailing we sent home regarding the conference schedule.  If you have any questions, or need to change the time or date, please feel free to contact the homeroom teacher.  If that homeroom teacher is me, I can be reached at or (651) 379-2653.

This week we are studying convection currents and next week will be all about how heat radiates out from things with more heat to things with less heat.  This unit will be assessed by a format lab for students to demonstrate how well they understand the content but also how well they can apply the scientific method.