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June 4, Friday
Finished Final Exam CPS Review. Handed out 2nd Final Exam Crossword Review. _
Pd 9 final exam today (No period 8)
  • Turn in any final exam review puzzles on the day of your final for extra credit
  • Get any incomplete 4th quarter work to me ASAP
  • Prepare for the final by studying these tests: CH 3, 4, 5/7, 18, 19
  • The period 9 final will be taken this friday, all other sections will be taken next week

June 3, Thursday (Double Period 4, no pd. 3) (Double Period 8, no pd. 9)
CPS Final Exam Review as a class. Pd 9 final exam tomorrow.
  • Turn in any final exam review puzzles on the day of your final for extra credit
  • Get any incomplete 4th quarter work to me ASAP
  • Prepare for the final by studying these tests: CH 3, 4, 5/7, 18, 19
  • The period 9 final will be taken this friday, all other sections will be taken next week

June 2, Wednesday
Students completed the 1st and/or 2nd Final Exam Crossword Review Puzzle (on your own until tests are finished). Returned and covered the CH 18/19 Test when all students were done. Period 9 final exam Friday, NOTE: Pd. 9 does not meet tomorrow, therefore make sure you have all of your chapter tests before leaving today. You can stop by tomorrow for them too.
  • Turn in any final exam review puzzles on the day of your final for extra credit
  • Get any incomplete 4th quarter work to me ASAP
  • Prepare for the final by studying these tests: CH 3, 4, 5/7, 18, 19
  • The period 9 final will be taken this friday, all other sections will be taken next week

June 1, Tuesday IEP mtg on Tuesday, June 1 at 1:00PM (8th pd)
Students finished CH 18/19 Open Notes / Book Test. I returned CH 3, 4, 5/7 Tests. Students completed Final Exam Crossword Review Puzzle after test.
  • Turn in any final exam review puzzles on the day of your final for extra credit
  • Get any incomplete 4th quarter work to me ASAP
  • Prepare for the final by studying these tests: CH 3, 4, 5/7, 18, 19
  • The period 9 final will be taken this friday, all other sections will be taken next week

May 27, Thursday
CH 18 & 19 Test Today. Have your materials out and ready. You may use any materials in YOUR OWN notebook only.

May 26, Wednesday
CH 19 CPS Review. CH 19 Crossword Review. CH 18 & 19 Test Tomorrow! It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 25, Tuesday
Checked and covered homework. CH 18 CPS Review. CH 18 & 19 Test Thursday 5/27! It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 24, Monday IEP Mtg Mon 5/24 7:30 (1st period)
Checked and covered homework. Finished CH 19 Notes w/ demos of reflection (laser and mirror), refraction (Beaker and pencil), and diffraction. Homework: 19-3 Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow. CH 18 & 19 Test Thursday 5/27! It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 21, Friday
Viewed B.O.P. video clip on Color. Homework: 19-2 Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow. It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 20, Thursday: Breakfast 6:45 Cafeteria
Review topics from yesterday (demos). Students completed the Additive Color Gizmo. It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 19, Wednesday (10 min ex hmrm)
Checked and covered homework. Covered CH 19 Notes slides 25-39 w/ filter and light box demo. (Use filters on projectors and laser) It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 18, Tuesday (Fac Meeting)
Viewed B.O.P. clip on Color & the EM Spectrum (12:20 - 16:00). Covered CH 19 Notes slides 13-24. Completed the EM Spectrum Diagram together. Homework: 19-1 Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow. It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 17, Monday
Covered CH 19 Notes slides 1-4. Viewed E.O.P. streaming video clip on the EM spectrum (6:00 - 14:30). Covered notes slides 5-12. Return CH 18 Quiz / Make-ups. It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.

May 14, Friday
Checked and Covered Wednesday's homework with demos. Quiz make-ups / Students completed the CH 18 Crossword Review Puzzle (Show to me when complete). Pitch Pipes activity? (time permitting). It is highly recommended that you bring all class materials with you everyday between now and the end of the course.__

May 13, Thursday: IEP Mtg 5/13 1:45 (9th period)
Have a calculator handy today. Quiz today on Vocab and Graphing a Wave. Viewed E.O.P. streaming vid. Sound & Electromagnetism (17:00).

May 12, Wednesday (Slightly altered schedule; shortened 4 & 9, extended 3 & 8)
Breakfast 7:00 Faculty Room
Finished CH 18 Notes with guitar and sound tube demos. Homework: Music to Your Ears Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow. Quiz tomorrow on Vocab and Graphing a Wave.

May 11, Tuesday
Checked and covered homework. Students completed the Doppler Effect gizmo. Quiz Thursday on Vocab and Graphing a Wave.

May 10, Monday
(Next Time Try "Student Made Body Waves" Earth Sci Demo?)
Covered CH 18 Notes slides 15-27 with demos: explorelearning (longitudinal "compressional" waves), slinky, guitar, tuning fork, Doppler Effect video. Homework: Nature of Sound Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

May 7, Friday
Viewed Future Cars: The Brain

May 6, Thursday
Checked and covered the homework. Returned and covered CH 7 Test. Viewed B.O.P. streaming vid on sound.

May 5, Wednesday (IEP Mtg 1:00 - 1:30)
Covered CH 18 Notes slides 10-14. Students completed Wavelength vs. Frequency activity. On your own: choose an amplitude value from 4 -14 and wavelength value (even number between 4 and 16) Homework: Characteristics of Waves Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

May 4, Tuesday
Reviewed: Graphing a Wave
Completed the class activity: How do Transverse Waves Compare?
  1. On your own: choose an amplitude value from 1 - 8 and wavelength value (even number between 4 and 10.)
  2. Draw the graph of your wave on graph paper, label it's properties, and trace the wave onto a transparency (each person in the group use a different color)
  3. Compare your waves in groups of 3 and complete the worksheet table
  4. As a group: Display your transparency
  5. Class identifies who owns each wave for a few groups

May 3, Monday
Schedule test make-ups. Covered CH 18 Notes slides 1-12. Graph a wave on graph paper, identify and label it's properties.

April 28, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy today. CH 5 & 7 Test Today

April 27, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today. CPS clicker review of CH 5 & 7 / Preview Test as a class.
CH 5 & 7 Test Tomorrow

April 26, Monday
Checked and covered the CH 5 & 7 Test Study Guide. Students completed the CH 5 & 7 Review Puzzle.
CH 5 & 7 Test Wednesday 4/28

April 23, Friday IEP 8:30 (2nd pd)
Checked and covered hwk. Viewed W, E, & Simple Machines 10 min vid. Began CH 5 & 7 Test Study Guide / Return student work. Homework: Finish the SG for Monday. CH 5 & 7 Test Wednesday 4/28

April 22, Thursday (No period 4)
Have a calculator handy today
Checked and covered Efficiency Problems hwk. Solve IMA problems (back of notes).
Homework: Using Machines Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

April 21, Wednesday (No period 3) Meeting Wed. 4/21 1:45AM (9th period).
Pd. 1 catch up, pd. 4 move ahead. Pds. 7 & 9: Viewed World's Largest Machines

April 20, Tuesday (No period 2) Faculty Mtg.
Have a calculator handy today
Checked and covered homework. Ramp demo of solving for efficiency. Began Efficiency Problems together. Homework: Finish Efficiency Problems on your own

April 19, Monday (No period 1)
Finish CH 5&7 Notes (12 slides). Eureka on wheel & axle and inclined plane. (sans pd.4) Homework: The Simple Machines Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

April 16, Friday
Finished Pulley Gizmo and experimented with inclined plane. Make sure you finish / submit lever gizmo if you haven't yet done so.

April 15, Thursday
Collected lever gizmo sheets. Discussed the M.A. of the 3 classes of levers (diagram each). Covered notes slides through pulleys with pulley demos. Viewed Eureka vid. on pulleys. Began pulley gizmo.

April 14, Wednesday
Inclined Plane Lab w/ spring scales. Intro, perform, discuss. NOTE: A Meter stick is for measuring distance

April 13, Tuesday
Review Levers. Pulley Lab w/ spring scales. Discuss Lab & collect sheets.

April 12, Monday
Completed work on the Lever Gizmo. Extra time?...experiment with the Inclined Plane and/or pulley gizmo.

April 9, Friday
Checked and covered HWK. Eureka on Lever. Students completed the Lever Gizmo. (Completed lever gizmo due Thurs 4/15)

April 8, Thursday
Reintroduced and finished Lever Lab activity. NOTE: On page 3 Step 9 change 10 cm to 50 cm. Homework: Why we use Machines Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

April 7, Wednesday
Demo of leverage: Can you lift a person with 1 finger? Covered CH 5&7 Notes slides 31-36. Began Lever lab.
NOTES:
  1. Make sure you're using the metric side of your meter stick and that the locking screw is on the bottom NOT THE TOP.
  2. Make sure your spring scale is at zero before beginning the lab.
  3. READ DIRECTIONS and HANDLE EQUIPMENT WITH CARE.

April 6, Tuesday
View graph of 3rd MP
Covered the CH 5&7 Notes slides 19-27 with prybar demo. Eureka on Mechanical Advantage. Covered slides 28-30 (M.A.) Covered slides 31-36 (Levers) with w/ lever hooked up to a spring scale demo.

April 1, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today. Work and Power Quiz Today! [[image:file/view/Picture_1000.png/131780283/Picture_1000.png width="79" height="84" caption="Picture_1000.png"]]Returned and covered the CH 4 Test. Continued CH 5&7 Notes.

March 31, Wednesday
Covered the homework. Work and Power streaming vid + question sheet.

March 30, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today.
Introduced and completed the Work & Power Lab: Running up a Flight of Stairs.
Procedure & Tips for Lab today:
Before you gather data:
  • If you know your weight in pounds, multiply by 4.45 to determine your weight in Newtons
  • If not, measure your mass in kg on the scale and multiply by 10 m/s/s to convert to a weight in (N)
  • The vertical distance you will move up our flight of stairs = 4.55 meters (big open stair well)
  • I need 1 volunteer to help me time people from the landing
  • While climbing the stairs, stay to the inside! While going back down, stay against the wall!
After you gather data:
  • Work (Joules) = Force (Newtons) X distance (meters)
  • Power (Watts) = Work (Joules) / time (seconds)

March 29, Monday
Have a calculator handy today. Finished Work and Power Problems sheet 1 (guided practice) from Friday. Introduced and completed the work and power lab. Students began Practice Work and Power Problems sheet 2 (this is homework if not done in class).
Procedure & Tips for Lab today:
  • Weight is a force expressed in Newtons. Weight = mass (kg) X gravity (10 m/s/s)
  • Most of our spring scales display mass in grams and force in Newtons
  • Your goal during this lab is to compare the work needed to lift, then slide a small book vs. the work needed to lift, then slide a large book.
  • Work (Joules) = Force (Newtons) X distance (meters)
  • Power (Watts) = Work (Joules) / time (seconds)

March 26, Friday
How much G.P.E. does a penny have?....How high are you dropping it from? Myth Busters: Death by a Falling Penny? 10:00. Covered CH 5&7 Notes through slide 18. Viewed Work and Power vid 7:00. Students began Practice Work and Power Problems sheet 1 with hints to problems 1-4. The end of the first marking period is April 2nd. Submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP! The GPE Gizmo from yesterday needs to be completed and submitted if you have not yet done so.

March 25, Thursday
Checked and covered homework. Students completed the Gravitational Potential Energy Gizmo.

March 24, Wednesday
Schedule test makeups. Covered CH 5&7 Notes through slide 10. Viewed Eureka vids: Work, Kinetic Energy, and Potential Energy (in order). Homework: "CH 5 "" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

March 23, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today. CH 4 Test Today. Afterward, we completed the CH 4 Hidden Message Puzzle.

March 22, Monday
Have a calculator handy today. Covered tomorrow's test format & content. Guided practice of conservation of momentum problems. Students completed CH 4 crossword review puzzle. CH 4 Test Tomorrow 3/23. Extra Credit Review Session after school Today.

March 18, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today.
Video Clip : Conservation of Momentum from the Int'l. Space Station. Checked and covered homework. CPS review of CH 4 as a class / Return 2nd Law quizzes (use to study for test). CH 4 Test Tuesday 3/23. Extra Credit Review Session after school Monday 3/22.

March 17, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy today. Check and cover homework (do # 5 & 6 together (air track demo); period 4 work Momentum Problems together). Momentum & Newton's 3rd Law demos: Basketball vs. tennis ball, Skateboard. Begin CH 4 Study Guide. Homework: Finish CH 4 Study Guide for tomorrow. CH 4 Test Tuesday 3/23. Extra Credit Review Session after school Monday 3/22.

March 16, Tuesday (Fac. Meeting After School)
Collected remaining Golf Range Gizmos. Covered CH 4 Notes slides 13-17 w/ swinging mass demo, viewed E.O.P. streaming video 9:20-10:30, covered notes slides 18-19, viewed B.O.P. video 12:30-16:00. Worked Action-Reaction worksheet together. Finish CH Notes (time permitting) Homework: Momentum Problems Sheet #1-4. CH 4 Test Tuesday 3/23. Extra Credit Review Session after school Monday 3/22.

March 15, Monday
Man, Moment, Machine: The Catapult

March 12, Friday
I introduced the Momentum gizmo. Students worked to complete the golf range gizmo from yesterday and began work on the momentum gizmo. Note: You need to make sure you're carefully reading the directions and answering questions. These and future activities will be graded both on completion and correctness. Completed Golf Range Gizmo due Monday

March 11, Thursday
Revisit slides/demos on projectile motion. Completed golf range gizmo.

March 10, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy today
Checked and covered the homework. Quiz on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion. Covered CH 4 Notes slides 8-12. Projectile Motion demos: Check this out! Firing a metal ball. Shoot the Monkey Gizmo & MIT Video Mythbusters dropped bullet vs. fired.

March 9, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today
Finished Extreme Free Fall DVD. Reviewed Vocab and Newton's 2nd Law Problems for quiz tomorrow. Discuss outcome of Friday's Friction Lab (time permitting)
Homework: "CH 4 "Accelerated Motion" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow. Quiz tomorrow on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion (F = m x a)

March 8, Monday
Viewed Extreme Free fall DVD. (meeting 1st period). Quiz Wednesday on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion (F = m x a)

March 5, Friday (Pep Rally periods 8 & 9)
Periods 1,4 & 7: Friction Lab w/ Vernier Force Sensors. (Introduce and students perform experiment. Computer/Sensor stations set up ahead of time.) NOTE: Most computers and other expensive equipment do not like water. If you turn on a faucet during this lab, you will need to complete a textbook assignment on pg. 119 instead of the lab.

March 4, Thursday
Viewed Youtube vid on Peregrin Falcon. Returned and covered the CH 3 Test. Viewed B.O.P. streaming vid on Newton's laws of Motion

March 3, Wednesday
Period 1: Briefly revisit 2 slides from yesterday. Air res. demos (balloon, falling paper, book, objects of varying mass, feather vs. hammer on moon). Terminal Velocity of Falling Objects w/ Vernier demo.
Periods 4, 7, 9: Terminal Velocity of Falling Objects w/ Vernier (as a class; adjust graph axes accordingly).

March 2, Tuesday
Checked and covered homework. Covered CH 4 Notes thru slide 7 w/ air res. demos (balloon, falling paper, book, objects of varying mass, feather vs. hammer on moon).


March 1, Monday
Have a calculator handy today. Viewed Eureka on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion. Reviewed Newton's 2nd Law gizmo as a class. Worked Newton's 2nd Law of Motion worksheet together as a class. Homework: Newton's 2nd Law practice problems.

February 24, Wednesday
Covered CH 4 Notes thru slide 5. Students began Newton's 2nd Law Gizmo. (technology somewhat unreliable)

February 23, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today. CH 3 Test Today!

February 22, Monday
Checked and covered homework. Description of tomorrow's test. Students completed CH 3 crossword review puzzle. CH 3 Test Tomorrow 2/23. Extra Credit Test Review Session after school today (approx. 1 hour)

February 19, Friday
Have a calculator handy today. Collected remaining gizmo sheets from yesterday. CPS review of CH 3 as a class. Began CH 3 Study Guide (due Monday) CH 3 Test Tuesday 2/23. Extra Credit Test Review Session after school Monday 2/22 (approx. 1 hour)

February 18, Thursday
Collected remaining weight lab sheets from yesterday. Students completed weight vs. mass gizmo (Use Safari browser; go to explorelearning.com). CH 3 Test Tuesday 2/23. Extra Credit Test Review Session after school Monday 2/22 (approx. 1 hour)

February 17, Wednesday
Checked and covered homework. Begin weight vs. mass lab (do #1 together):
  1. Find mass of sample in grams (make sure riders of balance are locked in place)
  2. Convert to kg (move decimal 3 to the left)
  3. Convert to weight in Newtons (multiply mass in kg times 10 m/s/s)
  4. Decide whether my posted measurement of weight was within plus or minus 0.05 N of the actual weight as determined by your group
Homework: Weight Lab sheets

February 16, Tuesday (Faculty Meeting After School)
Review of topics covered in CH 3. Covered remaining CH 3 Notes. (100 g mass = 1 N of weight demo). Introduce and begin Homework: Mass and Weight problems (due tomorrow)

February 9, Tuesday (Note to self: generally the video clips below are spread out over the next couple class periods, but due to meeting schedule, all were shown today.)
Eureka on gravity, Eureka on weight vs. mass, B.O.P. streaming video Exploring Gravity. Finish gizmo together or additional streaming vid on Newton's Laws.

February 8, Monday
I introduced and students completed the Fan Cart / Roller Coaster Gizmo. (Cross out #4 and #8 and answer questions directly on your worksheet)

February 5, Friday
Have a calculator handy today. Acceleration Quiz Today. Continue CH 3 Notes 16-21 demo fan cart gizmo and RC helicopter (balanced vs. unbalanced forces), demo bowling ball and bat inertia, Eureka inertia and B.O.P. stream.

February 4, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today. Check and cover homework. Additional practice for quiz tomorrow. Use Logger Pro on overhead for students to find their change in velocity over time...solve for acceleration. Acceleration Quiz Tomorrow

February 3, Wednesday: 2 hr delay (Periods 1 - 4 = 12 min.)
Have a calculator handy today. Viewed Eureka acceleration part 1. Students completed The Car Race graphing worksheet. Homework: Acceleration Problems 2 . Acceleration Quiz Friday

February 2, Tuesday
Checked and covered homework. Introduced and began the Fan Cart Acceleration Gizmo. (Begin as a class on overhead. Hand out printed graphs and allow students to answer gizmo questions in pairs)

February 1, Monday
Have a calculator handy today. Viewed acceleration video clip demos. Covered CH 3 Notes thru slide 14. Returned to earlier clips to solve for acceleration. Introduced and began Acceleration Problems. Homework: Finish Acceleration Problems

January 29, Friday
Speed Quiz Today! Finish and submit Mapquest and Gizmo if necessary. Test motion sensors (compare distance vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs).....who in class has the highest acceleration over the first 2 meters???

January 28, Thursday
Checked and covered homework. Discussed tomorrow's quiz. Covered 3-1 CPS questions (as a class). Helped finish the Distance vs. Time graph Gizmo from yesterday. Speed Quiz Tomorrow.

January 27, Wednesday
Students began the Distance vs. Time graph Gizmo. (Cross out #6 & 11 on back and ignore the directions to put all answers in a Word document. Simply answer the questions directly on your worksheet) Homework: Graphing Speed and Slithering Speeds. Speed Quiz Friday

January 26, Tuesday
Covered back side of Speed Problems worksheet. Introduced Mapquestspeed activity (completed 1 & 2 together). Homework: Complete Mapquest worksheet for tomorrow.

January 25, Monday

January 22, Friday
Have a calculator handy today. Viewed Forces and Motion streaming video (4 min). Covered CH 3 Notes thru slide 9. Began Speed Problems together.

January 21, Thursday
Logger Pro for video analysis works well if you have students login and lead them through the first few steps:
1. Accessing a video
2. Opening the MOST CURRENT version of Logger Pro. It has to be 3.6 or newer. You can use older versions for a live video capture only; older versions don't like certain types of video files.
3. After that, I showed them an example of what I wanted to do, and then left the directions on the screen while they did it themselves.

January 14, Thursday
MidTerm Exams today. Classes not completing the exam today will be performing the Boyle's Law Lab with Vernier gas pressure sensors.

January 13, Wednesday
MidTerm Exams begin today. Classes not completing the exam today will be viewing these video clips and performing the Archimede's Lab.

January 12, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today. We completed formula review and CPS clicker midterm exam review as a class.
In order to prepare for the Midterm exam, focus on studying the tests from the 1st half of the year that were returned to you. Click Here for additional MidTerm Review Materials.

January 11, Monday
Have a calculator handy today. We completed CPS clicker midterm exam review as a class. The midterm exam crossword review puzzle 1 may be completed by tomorrow for extra credit on the midterm.
In order to prepare for the Midterm exam, focus on studying the tests from the 1st half of the year that were returned to you. Click Here for additional MidTerm Review Materials.

January 8, Friday
Returned and covered CH 10 Test. Students finished work with Oxidation # Puzzles. Returned remaining chapter tests from the first semester (NOTE: these are the best things to use to study for the MidTerm Exam)
Click Here for additional MidTerm Review Materials

January 7, Thursday
Viewed short streaming video clips on ionic vs. covalent bonding. Students worked with Oxidation # Puzzles.
Click Here for MidTerm Review Materials

January 6, Wednesday
Students completed the Ionic Bond Gizmo. Click Here for MidTerm Review Materials

January 5, Tuesday
Covered CH 11 Notes slides 1-5. Reviewed Periodicity Worksheet page 1 from chapter 10 on overhead. (Consider what must happen to an atom of any element for it to become stable and what that does to the overall charge of the newly formed ion.) Covered CH 11 Notes 6-12. Streaming videos on chemical bonding. Click Here for MidTerm Review Materials

December 23, Wednesday
Element Streaming Video? Other?

December 22, Tuesday
CH 10 Test Today. Alkaline Earth Metals Streaming Video

December 21, Monday
Completed final section of CH 10 CPS review. CH 10 crossword puzzle review for extra credit. CH 10 Test Tomorrow

*Period 1: Checked & Covered CH 10 HWK from Thursday. CPS Review. Complete CH 10 Crossword Puzzles will be collected tomorrow for extra credit on the test.

December 18, Friday (Grade-Level Meetings Pds. 1st Frosh - 4th Senior)
Checked and displayed CH 10 study guide. CPS Review of Chapter 10. CH 10 Test Tuesday 12/22

December 17, Thursday
Viewed video clips on alkali metals, (clip 2). Checked and covered the homework. Began work on the CH 10 Study Guide. Homework: CH 10 study guide due tomorrow. CH 10 Test Tuesday 12/22
*Period 1: We will go over the CH 10 study guide and review for the test on Monday

December 16, Wednesday (4-Sight affects periods 1-3)
Viewed video on Alkali Metals and began work on Periodicity Worksheet page 1& 2. Homework: Periodicity Worksheet due tomorrow. CH 10 Test Tuesday 12/22. *(Make sure you show me your homework that was due yesterday, if you were not here.)

December 15, Tuesday *Faculty Meeting & (4-Sight affects periods 1-3)
Checked and displayed the homework. Covered notes on the Periodic Tableand colored the Blank Periodic Table Sheet. CH 10 Test Tuesday 12/22

December 14, Monday (1 PM IEP)
Finished the CH 10 Notes. Introduced the Nuclear Atom Sheet; students completed page 4. Homework: CH 10 "Periodic Table" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow and page 4 of the Nuclear Atom Sheet if not completed in class. CH 10 Test Tuesday 12/22

December 11, Friday
Quiz on column 3 of the "Elements to Know". Finished video on Noble Gases.

December 10, Thursday
Checked and covered 3-3 worksheet. Eureka cartoon on electrons. Return and cover chapter 9 test. Multiple Power point reviews of column 3 of the "Elements to Know". Column 3 Element & Symbol Quiz on Tomorrow Began video on Noble Gases (time permitting)

December 9, Wednesday (2 Hour Delay; shortened pds. 1-4)
Introduced 3-3 worksheet. Homework: Complete 3-3 worksheet for tomorrow
Periods 7&9 also viewed streaming video on the Halogens.

December 8, Tuesday
Collected remaining element grids. Quiz on column 2 of the "Elements to Know". Continued CH 10 Notes thru slide 30 and viewed Eureka cartoon on electrons.

December 7, Monday (Brief meeting 9th period)
Quick lesson on Element Grid Sheet; students complete during class using Periodic Table billboard and/or textbook. Multiple Power point reviews of column 2 from the "Elements to Know". Return student work, quiz, etc. Cover some of the Element Grid Sheet before collecting. Video: Atoms Bond to Form Water Molecule (use during valence sharing) Column 2 Element & Symbol Quiz on Tomorrow and Finish Element Grid if necessary

December 4, Friday
We completed and submitted the Element Builder Gizmo (as a group on the overhead from #17-30) and viewed streaming video on atomic structure and the Periodic Table.

December 3, Thursday
Column 1 Element & Symbol Quiz on Today. Intro and begin Element Builder Gizmo (Demo controls and students complete in pairs)

December 2, Wednesday
Checked and covered homework. Column 1 element Power point review. Viewed streaming video on Atoms, also Video: Quarks inside the Atom and Video: The Space between Atoms. Completed Structure of the Atom Coloring. Column 1 Element & Symbol Quiz on Tomorrow

December 1, Tuesday
Handed out 3-column list of "Elements to Know". Covered CH 10 Notes thru slide 12. Viewed Eureka video on Atoms. Taught "Counting Atoms." Homework: Counting Atoms Practice due tomorrow. Column 1 Element & Symbol Quiz on Thursday.

November 25, Wednesday
Video: Thanksgiving safety. Test Makeups.

November 24, Tuesday
CH 9 Test Today

November 23, Monday
Periods 1, 4, & 7: Ice Cream Lab (Many People On Field Trip)
  1. Read Pg. 434 of text together
  2. Lead through making ice cream altogether in back
Period 9: Rock Candy Lab (Make extra)
CH 9 Test Tomorrow (All Periods)

November 20, Friday (Meeting in Guidance 1 PM?)
Reviewed reading solubility graphs. CH 9 Crossword Review. CH 9 Test Tuesday 11/24

November 19, Thursday (Parent Conferences Tonight 6-8 PM)
Checked and covered Homework. CH 9 CPS Review. CH 9 Test Tuesday 11/24

November 18, Wednesday
Collected any remaining mixture and solubility lab sheets. Reviewed CH 9 concepts covered thus far. Finished CH 9 Notes on solubility. Show Solubility Streaming again. Homework: CH 9 Study Guide. CH 9 Test Tuesday 11/24

November 17, Tuesday
Collected Solubility Quiz and Mixtures Activity from students who may still have it. Solubility and rate of solution lab. CH 9 Test Tuesday 11/24

November 16, Monday
Collected Solubility Quiz from students who may still have it. Anyone who did not complete the solubility quiz, must take one today and return it to me completed by tomorrow. Students completed the Mixture Separation Lab; sheets for this lab are due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

November 13, Friday
Solubility Quiz Today

November 12, Thursday
I introduced solubility graphs and lead the class through graphing the data for An Investigation in Solubility 2. Solubility Quiz Tomorrow

November 11, Wednesday (4-Sight: 22 min. 1st - 3rd)
I introduced solubility graphs and lead the class through graphing the data for An Investigation in Solubility 1. Solubility Quiz Friday 10/13

November 10, Tuesday (4-Sight: 22 min. 1st - 3rd)
Introduced and began Classification of Matter Samples worksheet as a class. (For each section, there are specific questions to ask about each sample) Homework: "CH 9 "Composition of Matter" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

November 9, Monday (Family Emergency; CH activities reordered to facilitate my absence 11/9-11/13)
Students completed the CH 9 key words and checking concepts questions.

November 6, Friday
Viewed graph of our overall 1st MP performance. Handed out remaining CH 9 Notes and covered slides on "pure substances." Students completed the Compounds and Mixtures Coloring activity:
  1. READ the directions and information as you complete the sheet
  2. Make sure the color of the label matches the color of the item it describes
  3. Use each color only once

November 5, Thursday
Displayed the CH 9 Concept Map for quick review. I helped the class begin the Classification of Matter Inspiration flowchart activity.
Steps to Follow (groups of 2):
  1. Get 1 computer and open the flowchart activity template
  2. Follow the directions to correctly place all items
  3. Insert 6 appropriate and correct image examples at the bottom
  4. Print 1 copy of completed flowchart, write your NAMES on top and turn it in to me.
  5. Whether you finish or not, make sure you print a copy of the map today.

November 4, Wednesday (Period 8 goes to 2 PM; short pd 9)
Returned and covered the CH 8 Test + any remaining make-ups. Streaming video + quiz sheet. CH 9 Concept Map.

November 3, Tuesday
Conservation of Mass Demo (Alka Seltzer). Checked and covered homework (Period 4 we completed as a class). CH 9 Notes through slide 12.

November 2, Monday
Covered CH 9 Notes through slide 5. Computers available? (Pair up and search the web for school appropriate descriptions of physical and chemical properties and changes. Leave each pic open in a separate window so you can bring them up quickly. We'll take turns plugging your computer into the projector up front so you can share.) Homework: Chemical and Phys. Props and Changes Sheet

October 29, Thursday
CH 8 Test Today. The end of the first marking period is Tuesday Nov. 3rd. Submit incomplete "i" work NOW!

October 28, Wednesday
Checked and covered the homework. Covered the test content and format. CPS review of CH 8 as a class. CH 8 Test Tomorrow 10/29. (Students utilizing test support should check in with me immediately before class tomorrow). The end of the first marking period is Tuesday Nov. 3rd. Submit incomplete "i" work NOW!

October 27, Tuesday
Checked and covered the homework. Collected the Ideal Gas Laws Gizmo sheets from yesterday. Students completed a crossword review puzzle. Homework: Page 3-4 of the CH 8 Study Guide. CH 8 Test Thursday 10/29. The end of the first marking period is Tuesday Nov. 3rd. Submit incomplete "i" work NOW!

October 26, Monday
Students completed the Ideal Gas Laws Gizmo. Homework: Page 1-2 of the CH 8 Study Guide and gizmo from today if you did not finish in class. CH 8 Test Thursday 10/29

October 23, Friday
Checked and covered homework. Students completed the Dry Ice Lab. CH 8 Test Thursday 10/29

October 22, Thursday
Checked and covered the homework. Viewed streaming video on the gas laws. Introduced and began work on Gas law Problems. Homework: Finish Gas Law Problems. CH 8 Test Thursday 10/29

October 21, Wednesday
Collected Phase Change Gizmos. Checked and covered the homework. Students completed the CH 8 Concept Map. Finished the CH 8 Notes with balloon demonstrations. Homework: Phase Diagram and Table. CH 8 Test Thursday 10/29

October 20, Tuesday
Students finished the Phase Change Gizmo from yesterday (this is due tomorrow at the beginning of class). Homework: "8-3: Changes in State" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow. CH 8 Test Thursday 10/29

October 19, Monday
Discussed results of the lab on Friday. Introduced and completed pages 1-3 of the Phase Change Gizmo. (NOTE: You should try to get through all questions on page 3. If you start page 3 but don't finish, you may need to redo the whole page again) CH 8 Test Thursday 10/29

October 16, Friday
Today students completed the Examining Phase Changes Lab using Vernier temperature probes. Lab sheets were collected at the end of class.

October 15, Thursday
Today the CH 1&2 Test was returned and we went over it and made corrections. (Questions on the mid-term exam will be pulled from 1st semester tests, SO MAKE YOUR CORRECTIONS RIGHT ON YOUR TEST!) We also viewed a united streaming video, "Temperature: Measure for Measure" during periods that had extra time. (We had a modified schedule in the morning)

October 14, Wednesday
We checked and covered the homework, covered CH 8 Notes through slide 17, and viewed short streaming videos on liquids, evaporation and condensation.

October 13, Tuesday
Blow torch demonstrations. Covered CH 8 Notes through thermal expansion. Eureka video on solids and one on expansion and contraction. Homework: "8-1: Matter and Temp" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.

October 9, Friday
Have a calculator handy
CH 1&2 Test Today ! Good luck everyone ! Remember: Pick the correct formula and show correct number answer + units. Do the units make sense for what you were solving for? If you get stuck on any question, look over the rest of the test for a possible correct answer or hint.

October 8, Thursday
CH 1&2 Test content and format were discussed. Students completed the CH 1&2 test review puzzle. Extra time was spent reviewing with CPS clickers. CH 1&2 Test Friday 10/9.

October 7, Wednesday
Checked and covered the CH 1&2 Study Guide homework. Began review for the CH 1&2 Test Friday 10/9.

October 6, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy in class today.
Covered temperature homework. Completed temperature lab activity. Homework: Chapter 1&2 Study Guide
CH 1&2 Test Friday 10/9

October 5, Monday
Have a calculator handy in class today.
Eureka video on temperature. Introduced and practiced using temperature conversion formulas. Returned student work. Homework: Temperature conversion sheet
CH 1&2 Test Friday 10/9

October 2, Friday
Have a calculator handy in class today. Turn in Density Gizmo if you haven't already !
Period 1 & 7: Density quiz followed by density wiki activity.
Period 4: Checked and covered homework from Wednesday followed by density quiz.
Period 9: Collected density data on samples in the room followed by density quiz.
I'm anticipating our first unit test by the end of next week.

October 1, Thursday
Have a calculator handy in class today. Covered density homework. Determined density of various samples (time permitting). Homework: Density Quiz Friday 10/2

September 30, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy in class today. Remaining density gizmo and sheets were collected. Density demonstrations as a class (soda cans and red, yellow, blue demo). Covered density and formulas notes. Determined density of various samples (time permitting). Homework: Density Problems Sheet. Density Quiz Friday 10/2.

September 29, Tuesday
Metric Quiz Today! Completed work on density gizmo and sheets were collected (If you did not finish in class, these sheets are due tomorrow). Density Quiz Friday 10/2

September 28, Monday
Reviewed for metric quiz tomorrow. Watched streaming video on volume and density. Began work on density gizmo. Metric Quiz Tuesday 9/29! Density Quiz Friday 10/2

September 25, Friday!
Checked and covered homework. Covered remaining CH 2 Notes and viewed streaming video on mass. Metric Quiz Tuesday 9/29!

September 24, Thursday
Demonstrations of determining volume by water displacement and mass by subtracting mass of container. Students completed the mass lab. Homework: Mass Worksheet
Object Descriptions for Mass Lab:
  1. unsharpened #2 pencil
  2. single hole puncher
  3. 100 g mass
  4. D battery
  5. large paper clip
  6. metal cube
  7. 10 mL H2O
  8. metal pellets

23, Wednesday
Period 1: Finished and submitted the gizmo from yesterday.
Periods 4, 6, & 7: Students took the Physical Science Survey and then finished setting up their wikis.

September 22, Tuesday
Students used SAFARI to go to explorelearning.com and begin working on the Triple Beam Balance Gizmo.

September 21, Monday
Students viewed the "Cosmic Voyage" DVD (teacher meeting). Video question sheets were collected.

September 18, Friday!
Students completed the "Measuring Volume" lab. Lab sheets were collected. (NOTE: See me about making up this lab if you were absent today)

September 17, Thursday
Practiced measuring length and calculating area and volume of solids as a class. Students completed "Measuring Length Skills Practice" and this sheet was checked and covered.

September 16, Wednesday
Reviewed estimating measurements as a class. Students completed the "Measuring Length" activity and sheets were collected.

September 15, Tuesday
Checked and covered homework. Practiced estimating measurements and conversions. Viewed streaming video on measurement.

September 14, Monday
Checked and covered homework. Covered CH 2 Notes through slide 25. Practiced estimating measurements as a class via overhead transparencies. Homework: "2-1: Standards of Measurement" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.
Thought to keep in mind this week: The work you are doing here is important; lets remember why we're here.

September 11, Friday!
Covered CH 2 Notes through slide 17. Practiced metric conversions as a group with demonstrations. Homework: Metric Conversion worksheet due Monday.

September 10, Thursday
Students took the Scientific Method quiz. Students began work on the Design Your Own Measuring Device activity.

September 9, Wednesday
Checked and covered the homework. Discussed the Scientific Method Quiz being given on Thursday 9/10. We spent the remainder of class setting up our wikis and learning how to edit them.

September 8, Tuesday
Analyzed data from Friday's experiment and wrote conclusions. Collected lab sheet from that experiment. Period 4,7 & 9 Viewed lab safety DVD, Period 1 covered CH 1 Notes. Homework: CH 1 Concept Map due tomorrow. Scientific Method Quiz Thursday 9/10

September 4, Friday
1. Discuss Reaction time experiment :
  • Possible variables: narrow and vote
  • Record hypothesis on blank paper
  • Conduct experiment
  • Record relevant data on your paper: group you belong to, all of your reaction times (If you have any outliers due to an error during testing, REDO THE EXPERIMENT!), your average time, standard deviation, and number of extraneous clicks
  • On my computer up front, enter: group you belong to, average time, standard deviation and number of extraneous clicks
2. If you have extra time after doing all of the above steps, you can begin to setup your wikispace.
Remember to keep all wiki content school appropriate!

September 3, Thursday
Period 1: Freshmen assembly
Periods 4,7 & 9: Covered CH 1 Notes and viewed scientific method streaming video.

September 2, Wednesday
Created student wikispaces accounts and began creation of student wikis. external image msword.png [[file/view/Creating a Wikispace Page Physical Science.doc|Creating a Wikispace Page Physical Science.doc]]


September 1, Tuesday
Checked homework from yesterday. Covered introduction to using computers in class and created explorelearning.com account.
Period 1: external image msword.png [[file/view/Computer Use Pd1 08-09.doc|Computer Use Pd1 08-09.doc]]
Period 4: external image msword.png [[file/view/Computer Use Pd4 08-09.doc|Computer Use Pd4 08-09.doc]]
Period 7: external image msword.png [[file/view/Computer Use Pd7 08-09.doc|Computer Use Pd7 08-09.doc]]
Period 9: external image msword.png [[file/view/Computer Use Pd9 08-09.doc|Computer Use Pd9 08-09.doc]]

August 31, Monday
Covered course syllabus and expectations. Homework: Get syllabus and technology sheets signed for tomorrow. external image msword.png [[file/view/Syllabus21.doc|Syllabus21.doc]]