Wednesday, October 30, 2013

States of Matter Web Quest

Wanna have some fun???  Of course you do!!!  Here is a GREAT way to have some fun while learning a little bit more about the States of Matter.

Click on the Livebinder below and start your Web Quest.

Have fun learning!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Movement of Particles

Learning Objective:  I will understand particles in motion. 

Here is the lesson we did together in class today.  PLEASE make sure that your Vocabulary 1.2 and the questions on page 40 are done and ready to hand in tomorrow (10/30).  

Here is a list of the Vocabulary 1.2 words, just in case you need them! GOOD LUCK!

 Vocabulary 1.2: volume, liquid, solid, density, matter, mass, temperature, gravity, expansion, heat, contraction, diffusion

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Test Hints and Helps

Are you ready for our test coming up on November 4th??? Here are some things that will help you  know if you are ready. . .

1.  Are all of your assignments completed?  Each assignment that we do in class will help prepare you for our tests.  If you get behind and need extra help, make sure and ask to be "stamped" so I can help you during REAL Time.

2.  Have you read your textbook?  Our textbook has all of the concepts that we are learning in class and by reading it, you will get to know the concepts better.

3.  Have you studied your vocabulary pages?  If not, YOU SHOULD!  Understanding science vocabulary is key to understanding the concepts we are learning.

4.  Do you know the answers to our "I Can" statements?  If you do, GREAT!  If not, study them and ask questions if you need to.

5.  Are you paying attention in class?  Listening and participating in class discussions is a great way to learn our science concepts.

6.  Are you asking for help when you need it?  DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS!  That is how you learn.  Besides, the person next to you may be wondering the same thing as you and your question might start a great class discussion!

7.  Are you checking the class blog regularly for posts relating to the concepts we are learning?  PLEASE DO!  I always try and keep the blog updated with the information we are learning in class.  It's a great resource.

8.  Do you do your homework assignments?  If you do, do you put some effort into actually LEARNING the concepts?  Or do you just rush through the assignments?  The assignments you are given were chosen because they will help you understand the concepts you are being tested on.

9.  Have you reviewed your class notes?  You should!  I had you write them down for a reason :)

10.  Do you come to class each day prepared to learn something new?  I certainly hope so!  Remember: the expert in anything was once a beginner!  Try hard and do your BEST and you will find success!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Atomic Theory Timeline

Daily Objective: 
I will understand the Atomic Theory Timeline. 

Today in class we learned about the Atomic Theory and how in the world we know that atoms even exist.  It was fun learning about the different scientific discoveries and how each of the different theories built on the previous theories.  

Will the current electron cloud theory that we have today remain?  Who knows!  Maybe YOU will be the next scientist to discover something new and unique about atoms! :)

Here are the videos from the Atomic Theory that were on the presentation from class today.  If you have time to watch them, DO IT.  You'll be glad you did! :)

Introduction to the atom: The atom, proton, neutron and electron

 As always, HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

NEW UNIT! :) Standard 1: Structure of Matter

With the Standard 5 Unit Test behind us, it is time to start a new unit!!!  HOORAY!  Isn't learning fun???

We will start Standard 1 this week by learning some new vocabulary words:


The vocabulary pages are due on WEDNESDAY October 9th at the beginning of class.  I am giving you a day in class to work on them, and then two nights at home.  That should be plenty of time to make sure that they are 100% complete.  

If you want to get a head start on some of the concepts that we are learning for this standard, check out my LiveBinder for Matter.  You'll be glad you did!  :)

Click here to open this binder in a new window.