As we get to each unit, there will be a link for you to use to bring up the unit-specific information. *** Here is the link for new "Catch a Wave" unit Google Doc
“Sound Quiz” - on Thur., 02/01/18 to cover the following: - type of wave that sound is in both sets of classification (see #8L) - wavelength, frequency, amplitude: how a change in each one affects a wave - units of measurement of wavelength, frequency, amplitude - effects of the density of the medium on the speed of a sound wave - common applications of sound, including: echoes, SONAR, soundproofing
Fri., 01/05/18 Snow Day Assignment: MATTER REVIEW PPT - Do this at home on Fri., 01/05/17, to be ready for Matter unit test NOW on Tues., 01/09/18
Matter unit Review Study Guide (#25L) due on Fri., 01/05/18 Now due on Mon., 01/08/18 - online version in Google Classroom; print version under Course Documents in Mrs. Best's Matter unit google doc Matter Unit Test on Mon., 01/08/18 to cover all topics in matter unit (37 pts. total)
Properties of Matter Quick-Check either on Tues., 12/19 or on Wed., 12/20 on the following: Physical vs. Chemical properties, mass, volume (definitions) - tell from list of properties which are physical & which chemical - tell from list of properties which are independent and which are dependent - be able to calculate density if given mass and volume - tell if a substance will sink or float in water if given its density - tell how density is affected by changing just the mass or just the volume (making it another substance)
Concepts to be covered on Heat Quiz on Mon., 12/11/17 (use #13R, 14R, #14L, #15R, #15L, #16R to help in reviewing): a) description of particles in each of the 3 main states of matter and how the atoms are arranged and relative speed of movement; b) the process needed to change each state to another and whether that particular change heats or cools the substance; the relative kinetic energies of each state; c) heating/ cooling curves are NOT on this quiz
Here is the OLD link for "Land Beneath our feet" unit Here is the link for information about the first mini-unit in science:"Lab Safety/Scientific Method" unit Within thESE linkS, students...and parents... will be able to see an updated table of contents, a daily summary of what we did in class within any given week, and an electronic version of ~95% of the materials, videos and websites we encountered in class. So... no reason for students to miss out!
science Announcements “Layers of the Earth Stations Activities” (#9R) due Thur., 09/28/17
Thur., 09/07/17: Next Sci. quiz announced: on Tues., 09/12/17 on: the steps of the scientific method and the types of variables - It will include: Matching, ordering the Sci. Method steps in correct order, controls, constants, independent / dependent variables, quantitative/ qualitative data
Interested in going to Costa Rica next summer with other MPMS & Mpes students? Click on Ms. McCaslin's webpage link, scroll down to Costa Rica, then read for information & get link to sign up for interest meeting on Tues., 09/12/17 at 6 pm.
Thur., 08/30/17: a) First Quiz!, on lab safety rules, was Tues., 09/05/17 REVIEW: #1r, #1l, #3r (ANSWER KEY AVAILABLE FOR BOTH #1l & 3r) b) Labor Day holiday on Mon., 09/04 c) Science room safety & lab equipment tour jointly with Ms. Harbour’s class in room 1313 was 08/30 Mon., 08/28/17: a) Students in homeroom were given 3 school-wide handouts for parents to read & sign. Students should return forms by wed., 08/30/17. b) Students in all science periods were given a science packet for students and family to read & sign. Students should return signed p. 3 to period tray by Wed., 08/30/17.