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Women's History Month Project

posted Jan 31, 2012, 5:42 AM by Pamela Black   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 4:11 AM ]

March is Women's History Month



  Create a SMALL COLORFUL DISPLAY with details about a famous woman in any field of expertise.  LARGE POSTERS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
All written work should be age appropriate and NOT plagiarized.  Describe how this FAMOUS woman has influenced you personally AND why.
DUE:  MONDAY MARCH 11, 2013 SHARP!! NO LATE WORK PERIOD!! PLEASE, No parental/guardian excuses either!!

FALL DIAGNOSTIC TEST

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:45 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Sep 18, 2012, 7:25 AM ]

Your first fall diagnostic test in science will be on Friday, September 7, 2012.  It is based on your being able to REASON through the contextual clues provided.  There will be lots of charts, diagrams, figures, and pictures etc., and my expectation is that you will be able to INTERPRET the data provided, choose the correct answer, and EXPLAIN your reasoning behind choosing that answer.
 
So, while there is no specific material you should have studied, in order to be successful on this diagnostic, YOU will have to use your ability to reason, interpret information, as well as go that extra mile and explain why you chose each answer.
 
This helps me to determine how you THINK as young scientists.  I'm confident you will do well!
 
As your science educator, I look forward to having you as my student.
 
Ms Pamela

BOWLING @ MELODY LANES

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:44 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Sep 5, 2012, 9:27 AM ]

You must complete the following assigned questions in order to attend the trip. This assignment, your permission slip, and $10 fee are to be returned to Ms Pamela.  THE DATE IS FORTHCOMING.

1. What is the average circumference of a bowling ball?
2. Why do they make bowling balls so darn heavy?
3. What is the key to making a perfect roll every time?
4. Why is the bowling lane purposely made to be so slippery?
5. How does friction and gravity affect your skill when bowling?
6. How can you learn to control the speed and acceleration of the ball?
7. How do you plan to control the momentum of your bowling stride?
8. How can you finally BEAT your Sixth Grade Teachers? . . .

SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:44 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Sep 18, 2012, 7:31 AM ]


DATE WITH THE DOCTORS
 
During the month of November 2012, we will have two special guest speakers in class.  They are both pediatricians, one specializes in neonatology:
Dr. Koryse Woodrooffe, one of my former students and her colleague, Dr. Tony McHerron.
They will speak with your class regarding their specialty, Pediatrics, the field of medicine in general, and answer any questions you may have about a career in medicine.  They both just recently returned from Malawi, Southeast Africa where they worked at a childrens hospital. They will share that experience with you.
 
Your assignment is to think of several well prepared and challenging questions to ask.  My expectation is that you will participate fully in the lecture program; and be able to walk away more enlightened.  So get prepared.  They will be here with us before you know it.
 
In addition, my advisory students will have lunch with the doctors at Clark's Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights.  So, my advisory students, bring money for lunch outside of school. 

YOUR ten (10) challenging questions is DUE UPON REQUEST.  SHARP!! This will count as a HW grade.  Remember, homework counts as 30% of your overall class grade.

Ms Pamela

EXTRA CREDIT / LAB JACKET CARE

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:43 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Sep 5, 2012, 9:05 AM ]


At various points throughout the year, You can earn up to 100 Extra Credit Points!! Get WRITTEN PERMISSION from your Parents/Guardians saying that they agree to Launder and Iron one (1) lab jacket. WHITE wash the jacket, Iron Press it Straight, and Return to Ms Pamela overnight, and you will receive 100 Extra Credit Points to be applied to your grade as needed. BE READY, BECAUSE IT'S FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!! (Only 35 jackets)

FALL LEAVES PROJECT

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:43 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 12:21 PM ]

Bring in several DIFFERENT TYPES OF FALL LEAVES from your home community.  At this time of year you will find them plentifully sprawled along the sidewalks as you walk.  Collect as many colorful samples as possible, even some with attached, unbroken seed pods.
Be sure to rinse them clean and separate the different kinds by paper towel.  Keep them enclosed inside some type of zip lock bag (this will preserve moisture and retard breakage).
We will use these for a fall leaf experimental lab.
PAST DUE: OCTOBER, 24 2012

ICE SKATING AT CENTRAL PARK

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:38 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Oct 8, 2012, 12:01 PM ]

February 2013 is the last day to pay for the ice skating trip.  The cost is $10 (rink decreased price by $1.00).  Please pay Mr. Mark.
Ms Pamela

HUMANE TREATMENT OF PIGEONS

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:37 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Oct 8, 2012, 12:02 PM ]

LADIES, HAVE YOU FORGETTEN YOUR HW - Turning your rough draft ESSAY into a typed, final draft ESSAY.
"NOW THAT I HAVE COMPLETED MY PROJECT PIGEON (Display Board, Diorama, or Bird Feeder) ALONG WITH RESEARCH ON PIGEONS, I NOW FEEL . . ."
DUE:  11/2012

PROJECT PIGEON WATCH

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:37 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Oct 8, 2012, 12:03 PM ]

3-D Models DUE: 11/201 SHARP!
 
YOUR CHOICE:
(a) Bird Feeder*
(b) Diorama
(c) Pigeon display board
 
*NOTE-Bird feeders will be returned home to continue collecting feeding data. 

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR CLASS?

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:35 PM by Pamela Black   [ updated Oct 8, 2012, 12:04 PM ]

A class preparedness test will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. PASS/FAIL grades will apply.
You must bring to class:
* Your science Composition notebook with
* ALL CLASS WORK & HOMEWORK COMPLETED and Glued in!
(w/your Table of Contents completely updated)
ONE of your very own GLUE STICK
This will count as one assessment/Test grade.
Pass with 100%
Fail with <65%

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