Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday Class

Today in class we continued our science apprentice project. Only two more days to work on the project. Monday we will have presentations and the projects will be graded. Remember, this is a test grade!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday Class

Today we did the "Chemistry Magic Show". It was a nice recap/review session from our chemistry unit. Obviously the emphasis was on chemical reactions. Tomorrow we will continue with our science apprentice project.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Project Handouts

We purposely left the project handouts off the blog. We want that work to be done IN CLASS. The idea is to promote teamwork and cooperation. Additionally we want to foster good conversations about these topics. Students will have plenty of time to finish the project if they use their time wisely.

Additional Note: When you don't find something on the website it is customary to ask for it politely. There may be a reason it is not on there. Please and thank you are common professional terms used in the work place when exchanging ideas and making requests whether in person or on-line. Quoting someone as a way of trying to call them out is not appropriate. (See comment under Wednesday Class). Also note we are not required to provide a website for this class, it is done as an extra way to help. We are only required to provide one copy of any work we want to have done and that has been done in school.

With that we understand that utilizing a course website is a learning process and are positive you did not mean to be pushy in cyber space. The reason we know this is true is that we have great kids that work hard and are VERY polite! Keep it up and thanks for making HMS a great place to be!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday Class

Today we continued our year end project called "Survivor Island, Science Apprentice". Today students finished their brainstorming sheet and solutions page. Most groups started the process of assigning responsibilities.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Class

Today in science class we took our year end common assessment test. This test is used to gauge total student learning of our 7th grade science year. There is no homework assigned. Tomorrow we begin our Science Apprentice/Survivor Island Year End Project!

Oral Common Assessment

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Class

Today we did a activity on The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. The activity is a lead in to our year end science project that gets started next Tuesday.
The activity will be handed in on Monday. If you were will not be counted against you.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday Class

Today we did a year review CPS quiz, A "teaser" to our year end project called the science apprentice, and we did a year in review activity with the kids.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Class

This week we have been doing a web quest on waves. The end result of this web quest is for students to create their own power point presentations. Today was the last day of this activity. The wave lab from last week will be handed in tomorrow.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday Class

Today in class we concluded the experimental side of our waves lab. Students finished designing procedures that showed:
1. Waves transfer energy.
2. Waves move outward from the source of energy.
3. The larger the amplitude, the larger the energy.

Tomorrow we will write our lab reports.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday Class

Today in science class we started a small unit on waves. We are doing a lab that demonstrates how waves transfer energy. In doing this, students are also reviewing the scientific method. Enjoy the day off tomorrow!