Friday, September 12, 2014

15 - 19 September (Week 2)

What a great first week! Week 2 should be just as awesome as both classes will be starting larger projects applying the scientific method. Life Science will start their height experiment which will be  a year long adventure. Physical Science will start their Airplane DYOE which will be a semester long experiment.

Remember: You should be studying at least 5 minutes a night so that you can do well on your quizzes (Physical Science) or tests (Life Science.) For life science, print a sample test off of this website and start filling it in. For physical science, memorize the notes in your learning record and start practicing with your sample quizzes. For both groups, tell your parents what you learned each day counts.

Life Science
Day 1: Start Height Experiment (Height Experiment Background Worksheet), Intro Life Science
Day 2: Experiment 1: Mobius Strips
Day 3: Target Skills WS 1, Measurement Lab
Day 4: Height Experiment Research

Physical Science
Day 1: Textbook Reading (What Did I Read WS), Airplane DYOE--Research Day (Blank Packet, Sample Packet)
Day 2: Textbook Reading, Airplane DYOE--Planning Day
Day 3: Textbook Reading, SOO Demo, Metric Memory
Day 4: Scientific Method Review, Measuring LWA Lab, Magazine Figures

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8-12 September (Week 1)

Welcome to my classroom! My website is in the process of being updated for the new school year so be sure to check back as the year continues! Meanwhile, I'm excited for a wonderful week where we get to know each other and review some of our basic science skills! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail (morrisn@msd281.org) or phone (882-3577). Also, if you want the weekly agenda posts to automatically be sent to your e-mail, please submit it using the box labelled "Follow by E-mail" on the right side of this website. Thanks!

Life Science Agenda
Day 1: Questionnaire; Scavenger Hunt; Intro Ms. Morris
Day 2: Clock Partners; Scientific Method Posters
Day 3: Safety Rules (Life Science Class Rules and Safety Contract), Intro Life Science, Experiment 1: Mobius Strips (Experiment available in the classroom)
Day 3: Measurement Pre-quiz, Experiment 1: Mobius Strips

Physical Science Agenda
Day 1: Questionnaire; Scavenger Hunt; Intro Ms. Morris
Day 2: Clock Partners; Scientific Method Posters
Day 3: Textbook Scavenger Hunt, Intro Physical Science, Safety Rules (Physical Science Class Rules and Safety Contract), Mystery Bags
Day 4: Textbook Reading, Metric Mayhem, Notes