29

Aug

2008

Today, you turned in your vocabulary assignment and took your mineral quiz. We also finished looking at our mineral samples in all classes. I hope you enjoyed looking at all of the mineral samples. In case you forgot, the minerals we had a chance to look at were 2 - Mica 3 – Hematite 4 – [...]

28

Aug

2008

Today, we began by discussing the requiz. Overall, students did much better on the requiz. We then discussed our quiz for tomorrow. It will cover Earth’s four spheres, topography, and minerals. Study pages 14-18 in your science notebook as well as your mineral vocabulary. We had chance to look at some minerals and talk about [...]

28

Aug

2008

I am having some problems with the science web site tonight, so I am updating here. Today, we took our requiz and continued to work on our mineral vocabulary. If you did not finish the mineral vocabulary, it is due on Friday. The Words: mineral crystal solid element compound inorganic naturally occurring fracture cleavage density [...]

27

Aug

2008

We started with our warm up talking about how we use minerals everyday. Then, we went over our quiz and talked about tomorrow’s requiz. We then talked about mineral vocabulary and started working on making a Frayer model for each of our words. Vocabulary Words and Instructions: Mineral Vocab

25

Aug

2008

We began with our warm up, which was to compare and contrast a diamond and a pencil in a Venn diagram. We did this and wrote today’s date and EQ on page 16 in our science notebook. We then watched a video clip about minerals and took some notes on minerals. Here is the PowerPoint and [...]

22

Aug

2008

We began class with our 10 questions quiz over our introduction to science. We then talked about the Earth’s four spheres and made a foldable. Finally, we looked at topographic maps and practiced reading one. 1. Four spheres and Topography PowerPoint 2. Sample topography map activity There is no homework this weekend.

21

Aug

2008

We finished up our metric conversion practice today, and we had a chance to make some metric measurements using the triple beam balance, graduated cylinder, and metric rulers. Tomorrow, we will have a 10 question quiz over pages 7-11 in your science notebook. This includes How can I think like a scientist? notes, How do [...]

20

Aug

2008

Today, we began talking about making measurements by looking at a meter stick, a beaker, a graduated cylinder, and triple beam balance. We then went on to talk about why we use the metric system in science class. Some of the classes also had time to work on metric conversions. Tomorrow, the rest of the [...]

19

Aug

2008

Today, we finished up our notes and lab report write up for our penny lab. I also passed back the Space Creature drawings, and we put these in our notebooks. We updated our table of contents to reflect the things we added. Also, we looked at this website. I hope you find it to be [...]

18

Aug

2008

Today, we talked about scientific investigations. We also did a lab with drops of water on a penny. Here is the notes page: Scientific Investigations Here is the PowerPoint: Investigations Homework: Get Lab Safety Contract signed