Sunday, May 6, 2018

May!

Friday May 11th- Final Test! On Electricity and Magnetism!
                           - This will be Student Created, from their Lesson Check Packets!

Final Mini Science Fair Project!

Due Week of May 28!
     - May be Presented Prior to Due Week if completed (Basically, present it as soon as its completed)
     - THIS PROJECT SHOULD BE DONE AT HOME WITH HOUSEHOLD ITEMS.  THERE
        SHOULD BE VERY LITTLE TO NO COST FOR THE COMPLETION OF THIS PROJECT!
     -***IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF ITEMS PLEASE SEE ME IN SCHOOL AND I WILL SEE 
       WHAT I CAN FIND/DO!***

Instructions!

     - Project must be completed in the form of a "Report" or on a "Poster" 
          - NO TRI-FOLD POSTER BOARDS!!!
     - Must fit into your backpack or rolled up and rubber-banded
     - May be hand-written,Typed is preffered

STEP-BY-STEP
     - Ask a Question (10)
          - State Your Problem/Question (ex. What kinds of slime can be made with clear glue?)
          - Give 2-3 reasons why you want to answer or solve this problem (ex. I would like to know  
             what kinds of slimes are made with white glue, blue glue, clear glue.)

MAKE A HYPOTHESIS (10)
     - ONE sentence 'prediction' on what you think will happen at the conclusion of your experiment.
          - Use an If...Then...statement (ex. If I use clear glue to make slime, Then my slime will be
            clear or transparent)

TEST YOUR HYPOTHESIS (20)       ***EXPERIMENT***   ***DO AT HOME***
     - Supplies 
          - List all of your supplies and materials to do your experiment 

     - Procedure
          - A step-by-step list of EXACTLY how to complete your experiment!

RECORD YOUR RESULTS (10)
     - This should be a visual representation of your experiment and what you discovered
          - Use Graphs, Charts, Pictures
***3-5 pictures of your project and the results would be ideal!***

DRAW A CONCLUSION (10)
     - A clear and concise answer to your Question
          - Restate your hypothesis
          - Describe what happened in your experiment.
(ex. My hypothesis was, If I use clear glue to make slime, Then my slime will be transparent.  My hypothesis was incorrect.  I thought that if I used the clear glue along with all of the other ingredients that I would be able to produce a clear or see-through (transparent) slime.  It turns out that even if I use clear glue, the shaving cream that I used prevents the slime from being transparent.  The shaving cream actually gives the slime an opaque or white color, keeping it from being completely transparent.)
          - Your final conclusion should be ONE paragraph long (5-7 sentences)



Example of a completed project COULD be: Page 1 Title or Question being asked
                                                                         Page 2 Hypothesis, Supplies, and Procedure
                                                                         Page 3 and 4 Pictures of your experiment and results,
                                                                                               graphs and/or charts 
                                                                         Page 5 Conclusion Paragraph


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April

This month we will cover Topic 8: Energy and Heat
     - What are Forms of Energy?
     - What is Sound Energy?
     - What is Light Energy?
     - What is Heat?

***We will also review sample Science PSSA questions in preperation for our Science PSSA Tests at the end of the month.***
   

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2-12-18

Chapter 6: Earth and Space

-Earth's Cycles
-Phases of the Moon
-Solar System


Friday, January 12, 2018

Science 1-11-18

In Science we will continue with Chapter 5: Earth's Resources. 

     - Classifying Minerals     - Classifying Rocks     - Weathering and Erosion     - Changes in Earth's Surface     - Earth's Water     - Water Cycle


Homework

1-12-18
4-Laud. - Read and Answer questions on pgs. 219-223

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Science 11-28-17

We will begin Chapter 4: Ecosystems.

     - What are Ecosystems?
     - How do living things get energy?
     - What are food chains and food webs?
     - How do living things affect the environment?
     - What are fossils?
     - What can fossils tell us?

STUDY!!!!!

*TEST will be MONDAY 12-18-17

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November!

November 14, 2017

All classes received a "Monster Lab" Project.
     - All projects are due by Tuesday November 21st.
     - If completed before then it may be handed in.
     - MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS....
          - One Adult Monster and One offspring Monster
          - Three labeled traits that are inherited
          - Planning Page Must be done!
          - Choose between smaller page or larger pages for final product!
          - Two behaviors that are acquired or learned
          - One good paragraph describing all traits and behaviors (spelling and grammar count!)
          - MONSTERS MUST BE COLORED WITH ALL TRAITS LABELED!!!!
 


  - NEATNESS, CREATIVITY, AND EFFORT WILL ALL BE CONSIDERED IN THE FINAL GRADE FOR THE PROJECT!


Chapter 3 TEST will be on Tuesday November 21st as well!

Friday, October 13, 2017

October 15 - 31

Week of 10-16-17

We will be finishing up Topic 2 'The Design Process'
     - Review Study Guide
     - TEST will be Wednesday or Thursday
     - We will be starting Topic 3 'Plants and Animals'

*Our class will be attending the Book Fair on Wednesday during special time!