Marlin's Science Matters

Mighty Marlins

Tuesday 16 Jan. 2018

Go Over HW H/O

  • Waves
  • Interactions of Waves
  • turn in

Quiz

Wave Diagrams

Notes - Finish Sound notes - applications of Sound

Electromagnetic Spectrum (notes & applications)

  • Voc. review from green booklet

HW

H/O The Nature of Sound Waves


Wed. 19 Jan. 2018

Students were given :

1) a summary of notes for Waves unit 7 (3 pgs) to study for today's snow day. (16 Jan.)


2) They also have a booklet of study items that reviews all topics from Sept. - Jan. to study (12 Jan.)


3) Also, they were given a green covered booklet with vocabulary to help review for the SOL. (2 Jan.)




Friday 19 Jan. 2018

Go Over Sound HW H/O

(If students have turned in all 3 wave HW H/O they will get a bonus CW grade)

Movement of molecules review & Demo

Light - Particle Wave Theory - Demo

Review Mnemonics taught to remember in order:

  • planets (My very excellent mother just served us nachos)
  • Classification systems (Do kids prefer candy over fresh green salads) - in order from least specific to most specific

Punnett Square review

HW

Wave Unit summary ques. H/O (see H/O below)








Mon. 22 Jan. 2018

Go over Wave HW H/O & turn in for cw credit

Biome Review

  • graphic organizer to complete

SOL review questions will occur in ILA today & tomorrow - testing strategies reviewed



HW

SOL re-take letters go home, please have parents sign the form so that students are able to re-take the science SOL in the event they miss the pass rate by 25 points or less)







SOL new test date 25 Jan.

Mods 1 & 3 in Kiva 8

Mod 2 in room 441 (Library)


Tues. 23 Jan. 2018






Nature of Sound.pdf
Wave Unit ( summary questions).docx

Monday 8 Jan. 2018

Snow Day

HW

Learn pages 5 & 6 of

the SOL Review voc

Happy snow day







Tues. 9 Jan. 2018

Snow Day

Know the names of the parts to the longitudinal & transverse waves in order to label a diagram



Wed. 10 Jan. 2018


Snow Day



HW

Study SOL voc review pgs 7 & 8

Thurs. 11 Jan.

Wave Ch 14 review

label diagram

Sound Notes - - sound as a wave, not musical

HW

Wave Diagram qz Fri.

1-12


Handout (H/O) Waves review & Properties of Waves

reinforce (R & R)




Friday 12 Jan 2018

CW

Turn in HW - H/O Waves & their properties


Computer Lab - strategies for 2018 test questions in practice


HW

Wave Interactions H/O (mod 1 got this H/O on Thurs., they had the 2 handouts together.)

Study Guide 8th grade curriculum - distributed to all but those in Mrs. Mackie's room - They will get their's on Tues.

SCIENCE SOL 23 Jan. test day

What are Waves.pdf
Interactions of Waves.pdf
Properties of a Wave.pdf
Interactions of Waves R&R.pdf
Properties of Waves.pdf
SOL Review vocab.pdf

2 Jan. 2018

Ch 14

Parts of a Wave

  • transverse
  • longitudinal

Wave vocabulary

p 475

HW

Be able to label the parts of a wave

QUIZ Thurs. 4 Jan.



Wed. 3 Jan 2018


SOL review ques. warm up

Wave concept map

demonstrations

HW

Study for Quiz on Transverse & Longitudinal waves

Stud - highlighted material in Ch 14


Thurs. 4 Jan. 2018

CW

Quiz Wave diagrams

delayed until next week

Chap 15 Sound notes


Snow Day

HW

Study SOL Review Voc 1st two pages

Friday 5 Jan. 2018

Snow Day


HW

Learn pages 3 & 4 of the SOL Review voc





Mon. 18 Dec.

Unit 6 test

Magnetism & Electricity

HW

Check student vue

turn in overdue work

Tues. 19 Dec.

Practice SOL test questions

Wed. 20 Dec. (half day)

Go over test answers from SOL practice test

SOL Review vocab.pdf

Monday 11 Dec. 2017

Electricity - understanding

circuits

Law of Conservation of charge activity

HW

Study Ch 19 electricity vocab.

sections 1 & 2

Tuesday 12 Dec. 2017

Checking for Understanding - circuits


Analyzing circuits - H/O Electric Circuits


Create a series & parallel circuit


HW

Know the difference & similarities of a parallel & series circuit

Wed. 13 Dec.

Circuit Math - practice calculations - write formula, insert numbers given, find the solution with units


Venn Diagram circuits - series vs. parallel


HW

H/O - Electric Circuits review

(see handout below)






Thurs. 14 Dec

-Go over HW turn it in








Friday 15 Dec.


SOL review

7th gr. Life Science

6th gr. Atmosphere

Ch 18 Law of Conservation of Charge.pptx

Monday 4 Dec.

Students were given an opportunity to finish work not completed on Friday 12/1, if not finished today finish for HW

{See Periodic Table Xword Puzzle below}

Mod 3 Highlight/outline chapter 19


HW

Finish CW



Tuesday 5 Dec.

Mod 1 - Highlight/outline chapter 19

Activity "Interview Me" to complete a Note Taking Guide


mod 2 Highlight/outline chapter 19 & Activity "Interview Me" to complete a Note Taking Guide


Mod 3 - Ch 19 activity "Interview me"

{See handout below}


HW

ALL - Do the math p 665

Mod 2 - Quiz prep for Thurs.



Wed. 6 Dec.


Activity Magnetic Domains - application of Magnetism terms - graded by illustration


Construction of Electromagnets


Mod 2 - (EOC) End of Ch 19 ques. p 677-678

# 1-12 + 14 -18

HW - mod 2 quiz Thurs.

start quiz prep mods 1 & 3 for quiz Friday

Thursday 7 Dec. 2017


Mod 1 - (EOC) End of Ch 19 ques. p 677-678, # 1-12 + 14 -18


Mod 2 - Quiz

Ch 18 Electricity is next


Mod 3 - (EOC) End of Ch 19 ques. p 677-678,


Discussed intention to test Ch 19 before the holiday.

HW

Quiz prep mods 1 & 3

TEAM GOAL - raise test & quiz scores by 10 points


Friday 8 Dec.


Mods 1 & 3 Quiz

All classes stated to highlight vocab. Ch 18 Electricity







Periodic Table Crossword Puzzle.pdf
Magnetism Guided Notes.pdf

Tuesday 28 Nov. 2017

Mod 1 Power Problems

Graph analysis

Review Mech Advantage

Mod 2

Electromagnets

Mod 3

Power Problems

Graph analysis

Review Mech Advantage



Wed. 29 Nov. 2017

Mod 1 & 3

Unit 5 test Motion


Mod 2

Magnetic Domain & Electromagnet activity

HW

Turn in overdue work

Thursday, 30 Nov. 2017


Ch 19 Magnets

Vocabulary p 645 define

  • Cornell format
  • skip lines between definitions








Flashback Friday

1 Dec. 2017


Periodic Table Xword Puzzle

Forces vocabulary unscramble & matching

Energy article

Work and Power Practice Problems.docx

Monday 20 Nov. 2017

Practice with Power & Work formulas

Ch 11 Simple Machines

HW

mod 1 - study notes highlighted today

mod 2 - study for test

mod 3 - Complete Ch 10 end of chapter questions p 379 & 380 # 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11, 12, 13, 17, 18, & 19 (These were started on Friday, but not finished by all.

Tuesday 21 Nov. 2017


Mod 1

Swing Lab

Mod 2

Testing

Mod 3

Simple machine Fold-able

HW

Have a good holiday!


Monday, 13 Nov.

Ch 10 Forces

Newton's Laws

Practice identifying

Newton's laws given

a scenario identify 1st, 2nd, or 3rd law


HW

Quiz Thursday or Friday

Tuesday, 14 Nov.


Speed Lab

Lab report due no later than tomorrow


HW

Complete lab report


Wed., 15 Nov.

Is the force with you?

Practice with test type questions

Ch 10 sect. 4 & 5 (not incl. on quiz tomorrow)


HW

Ch. 9 pgs. 341 & 342

# 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10, 11 & 12

Quiz tomorrow will not include Ch 10 sect. 4 & 5


Thursday, 16 Nov.


Go Over HW Ch. 9


Quick Quiz


Ch 11 Work & Power


HW

Learn the for work & power



Friday, 17 Nov.


Ch 11 continued


Monday 6 Nov. 2017


Science Semester Exam

last grade of the marking period


HW

Student Led Conference form

can still be turned in for a

conference Thurs.





Tuesday

No students

Teacher work day

Don't forget to vote.





Wed. 8 Nov. 2017


Lab

Aliens Life forms in the new Environment

test Aliens for population sensitivity to environmental factors

  • practice writing analyses
  • turn in work

HW

Newsela

(Many may be taking make-up exams)

Thurs. 9 Nov. 2017


Motion Ch. 9

Learn terms associated with speed

Calculate speed

practice using the formula

HW

Ch 9 Know motion vocabulary & speed formulas

Friday 10 Nov. 2017


Warm Up 5 Speed problems & graphs p 338 & 339



Read & Highlight

Forces in Motion Ch 10

-adding & subtracting forces

  • Balanced & unbalanced forces, net forces
  • Newton's Laws

HW

Ch 9 Know acceleration definition(s) & formula


Monday 30 Oct. 2017

CW

Review for Unit test tomorrow

Energy & Thermal Energy

Energy conversion diagram assignment - started in class to be finished at home. It will be a quiz grade

HW

Study for Unit test tomorrow

Letters distributed for Student Led Conferences Nov. 9th, please sign up for a time that evening and have your child return the letter to his/her homeroom teacher.








Tuesday 31 Oct. 2017

CW

Unit 4 test - Energy


HW

Review Unit 2 Matter for semester exam





Wed. 1 Nov. 2017


CW

Review for semester exam,

today, Th. & Fri.

(Elements, Cpds. , mixtures, Atoms, Periodic table , States of matter & phase change graph, energy conversions & types of energy)

*Students now have done the Pumpkin review - they have a study guide of topics & test problem areas.


HW

H/O - scatter plot graph & questions, and a chemistry page - fill in the blanks

*Please return Student-Led conference forms to the home room teacher of your child. Thanks

NOTE: I will see science classes for 25 min. sessions Thurs. & Friday due to Math/ILA testing.

We will make the most of that time allotted.

Thurs. / Friday

Review for Semester exam

(25 min. classes due to ILA & Math Qtrly. tests)

Thurs.

-Go over HW, turn it in

Scatterplots

Ionic & CovalentPhase change graph - let's get it right

HW

Which Atom is Which?

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Friday 3 Nov.

Go over HW and each class went over their weak areas

Mod 1 Energy Conversion diagrams

(quiz grade)

Mod 2 & 3

Phys-Chem changes

Elements Cpds. Mixtures


6 Nov. ends the 2nd marking period in science. The two grades will be averaged, by the Synergy program, for a semester grade.

Monday 23 Oct. 2017

Start Unit 4 - Energy

Review terms Potential

& Kinetic Energy


Law of Conservation O f Energy



HW

Newsela

(Don't forget to add the 5 science voc. words)









Tuesday 24 Oct. 2017

PE vs. KE Lab

Lab Report due


HW

The Gold Dust Kid - handout


{If lab report was not completed in class it is to be finished for HW}




Semester Exam changed to 6 Nov.



Wednesday 25 Oct. 2017

Thermal Energy

Conduction, Convection & Radiation

Transfer of energy



HW

Study vocabulary

Ch. 12 (located in CW section of their binders)



Thursday 26 Oct. 2017

Chemical Obs. Energy

Lab Report due

mod 2 only


Mod 3

End of Chapter questions, 1,3,5,6,8,9,10,

11,12, &13

NOTE: Ch 13 distributed


HW

Unit test 4 - Tues. 31 Oct.

(If techno glitch 1 Nov.)

Friday 27 Oct. 2017

Ch 13 continued




Monday 16 Oct. 2017

CW

Atom --> Ion

Synthesis reactions

salt formations

Voc.

reactants, products,

Coefficients, subscripts

HW

H/O Bohr Atoms



Tuesday 17 Oct. 2017

Ionic = Covalent Bonding

Diatomic molecules

Isotopes revisited


HW

Atom Count H/O



NOTES

  • Semester Exam is 3 Nov.

Early Projects get extra credit




Wed. 18 Oct. 2017

CW

Review

Physical & Chemical changes & Properties

Atoms

Periodic Table

Chemical Equations

Ions & Isotopes

Law of Conservation of Mass




Thurs. 19 Oct. 2017

CW

Unit 3 test



HW

Finish Project due tomorrow


NOTE: Last day Ms. Bell is staying for students to finish Power Point Science Project

Presentations are tomorrow



Friday 20 Oct. 2017


Science Project Presentations


{As students were presenting, anyone who owed late work was allowed to work on it during class and turn it in for late credit.}


HW

None, unless you are working on a late Science project.




Copy of Pjt H-O format ppt.pptx

Mon. 9 Oct. 2017

CW

Warm Up Atom

Changing Atoms to Ions

Periodic Table arrangement


HW

H/O Inside the Atom


Copy of Pjt H-O format ppt.pptx
On the Inside.pdf
Atom Check Up.pptx

Tues. 10 Oct. 2017

CW

What do I know from a square on the Periodic Table (PT)?

Go over HW and turn it in


The PT can be divided into Metals, Mettaloids & Non-metals

Families of the P.T. - facts to know


  • HW
  • Do I know the properties of metals & non-metals

Wed. 11 Oct. 2017

CW

Complete notes on the P.T.

Explanation of water as a polar molecule and why it is the universal solvent.




HW

Know the names and locations of the

families/groups on the P.T.



Thurs. 12 Oct. 2017

CW

Periodic Table scavenger hunt "Who Am I?" (Check for understanding) see below


Sum it up quiz/test questions



HW

Prepare for quiz on atom and P.T. questions


See Who AM I handout below



Friday 13 Oct. 2017


Half Day

Atom/Periodic Table quiz

Brain Pop reinforce cpds., mixtures, families of the P.T.

HW

Start completing science projects

If you lost your handout, print it out from 9Oct. . I added it just in case.

NOTE: Public Libraries have the program on which the students need to type, Power Point


Bohr Atom to Identify.pdf
Atom Count Practice.pdf

Mon. 2 Oct. 2017

CW

Review for test

Atoms-Cpds.-Mixtures

Atom its components & their charges, scientists who made atom discoveries

States of Matter & changes of thermal energy graph

Solutions - acids/bases

Go over list of clue words for phys-chem changes

HW

study for test tomorrow

Tues. 3 Oct. , 2017


CW

Unit 2 test



HW

Read Newsela article & take the quiz, & list 5 (min.) voc. words the article reminded you of from 6,7 or 8th gr. science

Reminder Ms. Bell is staying Tu. & Th. for science project typing and questions.

You may split the time between her and another teacher/activity if you don't need the entire hour.

Bring a permission note to stay & state how you intend to get home.


Wed. 4 Oct. 2017

CW

Periodic Table

What's in the square? Elements

components of element's atoms

  • Activity - protons & neutrons
  • Graph element vs. atomic number

How to draw the Bohr model of atoms

  • Placement of electrons on energy levels

Turn in Newsela - ans. to quiz ques. & list of recalled voc.

HW

Continue science proj. work

Next Test 19 Oct.

Know subatomic parts of the atom

Thurs. 5 Oct. 2017

CW

Warm Up atoms & Graph number of neutrons of 5 elements


Bohr models

  • practice electron placement on energy levels

HW

Study notes and examples


H/O given how to set up the slides for the Power Point presentation




Friday 6 Oct. 2017


CW

How much information can be obtained from one square on the Periodic Table?

-List all you can think of

Isotopes - just the gain or loss of neutrons

Ions - what forms when atoms gain or lose electrons

Intro to Periodic Table arrnangement

HW

Continue working on your Science project

(Due in 2 weeks)


Scroll down to see the previous week's work.

Copy of Pjt H-O format ppt.pptx

Monday


CW


HW

Abbreviations

H/O= handout

asgn. = assignment

COB= close of business=end of school day

Pjt.= project


Tuesday

5 Sept. 2017

CW

- Housekeeping

Routines & Rules

Distribute forms

HW

Get documents signed to be returned tomorrow,

especially the safety form



Wednesday

6 Sept. 2017

CW

Collect signed forms

Safety in Science

  • application of safety rules & procedures
  • Lab Equipment H/O - & demonstration of equipment use.

see below



HW

Safety quiz Thurs. 9/7/2017




Thursday

7 Sept. 2017

CW

ALL - safety quiz (Need 80 to pass)

Labeled binder dividers

mod 1 - finish lab equipment

mods 2 & 3 start scientific investigation notes

HW

H/O Lab Equipment (identification - you will need both forms from today & yesterday to complete the HW handout)

see below (click to open handout)



Friday

8 Sept. 2017

CW

Science diagnostic

Joined Newsela - articles to connect cw to current science today

HW

Start to think about what you would like to do for your project

Have binder & supplies ready for class



Scroll Down for the next week's work.

Mon. 11 Sept. 2017


CW

Finish - notes scientific investigation


Reminder - Unit 1 test 9/19/2017 -

Topics

Safety, Lab Equipment & Scientific Inv.

Tues. 12 Sept. 2017

CW

Speghetti Lab

Complete lab report together (this first time in 8th grade (this form is used from 6 - 12 grades)

H/O -lab Rpt. form


HW

Complete lab report (Rpt.) if not finished in class

Wed. 13 Sept. 2017


CW

  • Go over lab

Library - sci. proj. research, complete Experimental Design form to submit proj. for approval

HW

H/O -

Exp Design form.docx

Thurs. 14 Sept. 2017


CW

Conversions p. 47 - 49 write in notes

  • Measuring matter

-Linear Vol.

-Density

  • Turn in Exp. Design form if it is finished

HW

Know conversions in notes

Complete Exp. Design






Fri. 15 Sept. 2017


CW

Warm Up Sci. Investigation

-Scientific notation

H/O -


HW

Know the formulas for Density & Linear volume

Study Sci. Inv. test Tues. 9/19


Wed.




Mon.

18 Sept. '17


CW

Review for test tomorrow


HW

Study notes given from the 2nd day of school

Tuesday,

19 Sept. 2017

CW

Unit 1 Test


Newsela article - Read "Atoms" & take the quiz after the test



HW

Experimental Design

form due tomorrow


Wed.

20 Sept. '17

CW

Identifying

Elements, compounds (cpd.) & mixtures, .

H/O Simply Symbols -getting familiar with the Elements on the Periodic Tale (PT)

HW - Learn the 1st ten atomic numbers names & symbols

Finish CW, if not finished in class




Thurs. 21 Sept. 2017

CW

Go over Simply Symbols H/O & turn in

Mixtures - 2 types, do p 100 bottom

Compare the terms homogeneous & heterogenous as it descibes matter & gene pairs

Physical - Chemical changes

HW

Quiz - next Wed.

  • Continue learning the names & symbols of the 1st ten atomic numbers

Friday 22 Sept. 2017

CW

Warm up - Phys - Chem changes

& Mixtures

  • History of the Atom Model H/O

  • Law of Conservation of Mass p 113

-- Turn in any Exp. Designs not turned in & checked by me

  • Progress reports distributed
  • Homeroom Back to School night flyers distributed

HW

Begin your science project -- start collecting data!

Next Test 3 Oct. Matter

  • Blackboard message sent
Atoms, History.pdf
Two Ways to Change.pdf


Handouts





Mon. 25 Sept. 2017

CW

States of Matter & how thermal energy can cause a change of state (Phase Change graph)


Quiz Tues. so we can do lab Wed.

HW

H/O Two ways to Change

(Practice identifying P-C changes)

Tues. 26 Sept. 2017


CW

Go Over HW H/O turn in

Quiz - Matter

Solutions

  • Notes acids & bases


HW

Learn atomic numbers 11 - 20 on the Periodic Table, name & symbol

Wed. 27 . 2017


CW

Graphing Intro (for science project) Excel

Acids & Bases Lab


HW

Complete lab report ,if not finished in class


Thurs. 28 Sept. 2017


CW

Mrs. Rowe assist in signing students up for Gizmo.

Practice graphing on Excel

HW

Know terms that describe solutions & the pH scale


Friday 29 Sept. 2017


CW

The week in Review

  • Linear volume activity
  • Review Matters ws
  • WB p 71 & 72 solutions

HW

REMINDER test Tues. 3 Oct.

Continue to work on your science project

  • collect data
  • start typing the experimental design portion of the project
Two Ways to Change.pdf

Handouts

Matter ws.docx







Mon. 9 Oct. 2017

CW

Atom Warm Up


Changing Atoms to Ions


Arrangement of PT

HW

Inside the Atom

Tues. 10 Oct. , 2017


CW

  • What do I know from the information square on the Periodic Table (P.T.)?


The P.T. is divided into Metals, Mettaloids & Non-metals

  • Can I identify these regions on the P.T.?
  • Do I know the properties of Metals & Non-metals?

HW


Wed. 11, 2017

CW








NOTE: Some of the 8th grade students will be out from class taking the PSAT exam.


Thurs. 12 Oct. 2017


CW




HW

Friday 13 Oct. 2017

1/2 dayCW




HW

Pjt H-O format ppt.pptx


Mon. 2 Oct. 2017

CW

Review for test

Atoms-Cpds.-Mixtures

Atom its components & their charges, scientists who made atom discoveries

States of Matter & changes of thermal energy graph

Solutions - acids/bases

Go over list of clue words for phys-chem changes

HW

study for test tomorrow

Tues. 3 Oct. , 2017


CW

Unit 2 test



HW

Read Newsela article & take the quiz, & list 5 (min.) voc. words the article reminded you of from 6,7 or 8th gr. science

Reminder Ms. Bell is staying Tu. & Th. for science project typing and questions.

You may split the time between her and another teacher/activity if you don't need the entire hour.

Bring a permission note to stay & state how you intend to get home.


Wed. 4 Oct. 2017

CW

Periodic Table

What's in the square? Elements

components of element's atoms

  • Activity - protons & neutrons
  • Graph element vs. atomic number

How to draw the Bohr model of atoms

  • Placement of electrons on energy levels

Turn in Newsela - ans. to quiz ques. & list of recalled voc.

HW

Continue science proj. work

Next Test 19 Oct.

Know subatomic parts of the atom

Thurs. 5 Oct. 2017

CW

Warm Up atoms & Graph number of neutrons of 5 elements


Bohr models

  • practice electron placement on energy levels

HW

Study notes and examples


H/O given how to set up the slides for the Power Point presentation




Friday 6 Oct. 2017


CW

How much information can be obtained from one square on the Periodic Table?

-List all you can think of

Isotopes - just the gain or loss of neutrons

Ions - what forms when atoms gain or lose electrons

Intro to Periodic Table arrnangement

HW

Continue working on your Science project

(Due in 2 weeks)


HW