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