Friday, November 22, 2013

Steve Spangler Density Tower

Since we have so many of you traveling up to the BIG playoff game today, I thought I would put Friday's in-class work on the blog so that you can do it over the weekend if you were absent.

Watch this video and fill in the video response sheet answers from the sheet below:

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Learning Objective:  I will understand what density is and how to calculate it using mass and volume.

Hopefully you remember how to find mass and volume.  If you do, then finding density will be a snap!

After you know the mass and volume of an object, finding density is a simple division problem.  Here is how you set the problem up:

You simply divide the volume into the mass and voila, you now know the density of the object! :)  Easy!!!

Here are the videos we watched in class to help you understand a little bit more about density.  Enjoy :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Volume of Solids & Liquids

Here are the videos we watched in class about how to find the volume of solids, irregular solids, and liquids.

Enjoy!!!  Oh, and don't forget to have FUN learning!!! :) :) :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Metric Measurements

Some of you missed our metric measurements lesson because you had to leave early for the assembly yesterday.

Here is the information you missed. . .

Vocabulary Definitions from the Brain Pop Movie (green sheet):

Traditional- something that stays the same, unchanged
Customary System- the measuring system we use in the United States.  Measures: feet, pounds, miles,  and gallons
Metric System- the measuring system used by the rest of the world.  Measures: meters, liters, grams
Meter- a metric measurement slightly more than 3 feet.
Gram- measures mass. 1 gram is approximately equal to 1 large paperclip.
Unit- metric units increase and decrease by units of 10
Unique- one of a kind, original
Factor (in math)- metric measurements increase and decrease by factors of 10.
Decimal- metric measurements use decimals rather than fractions
Random- no particular order

Answers to questions 1-10 on the backside of the vocabulary:
1. D, 2. A, 3. B, 4. C, 5. D, 6. B, 7. A, 8. D, 9. C, 10. C

King Henry Worksheet
Here's what it should look like. . .

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scientific Method

Just in case you need a little refresher on the Scientific Method. . .


Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Boy and His Atom

I found this totally fascinating and AMAZING!  IBM took actual atoms, magnified 100 million times, and created a short movie by moving the atoms around.  How did they do it?  Watch the two videos below and find out!  

Have fun learning :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Expansion and Contraction

Learning Objective:  I will understand the process of expansion and contraction.