Monday, March 30, 2015

Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

You should know by now that cells are the basic unit of life and that cells combine to make tissue. Tissue comes together to make organs.  Organs come together to make organ systems.  Organ systems come together to make an organism.  All of these parts rely on each other to help keep the organism alive.

Today you are going to review two important organ systems.  You will see how the circulatory system and the respiratory system are two separate systems, but they need each other in order to work properly and keep the organism alive.

Do the following in the order listed below:

1.  Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Review

2.  UTIPS Review Tests- Record your scores on your tracker!

3.  Cells and Genetics Review - Hand in when finished

4.  Matter and Earth Review- Hand in when finished

5.  Hallway Backward Review- Hand in when finished
     Hallway Backward Review Questions 

6.  Classification Review- Hand in when finished

All the reviews and review test tracker will be due by April 8th.  I will give you plenty of time in class to work on them, as long as you don't waste any time, you should be able to complete them in class.  They will be considered late work if they are turned in after April 8th.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!! :)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cells and Genetics Review Tests

Happy Friday!  We have a lot to get done today.  Please don't waste anytime.  Get started and work hard :)  Have a MARVELOUS weekend!

Here's what we are doing in class today:

1.  Bell Work- Flashback Friday!  Hand in when you are done.

2.  Take the Cells Test on UTIPS.  Record your score on your tracker.

3.  Take the Genetics Test on UTIPS.  Record your score on your tracker.

4.  Work on the Cells and Genetics Review (purple paper).  It is due on Tuesday.

5.  Finish taking your EOL Reviews on UTIPS.  Record your scores on your tracker.

6.  If you are done with everything listed above, you can do any of the following:
            a. read quietly
            b. explore the class website
            c.  study your notes for our upcoming end of level tests
            d.  work on homework from another class

Monday, March 23, 2015


It's going to be another week of review :)  Hooray!  You will be able to see how smart you are and how much you have learned in Science so far this year.  You are going to be amazed at how much you know and you are going to ROCK THAT SAGE TEST on April 8th :) :) :)

Here's what is on the agenda today:

1.  Complete your Matter/Earth packet and HAND IT IN!
2.  Finish ALL the review tests on UTIPS and record you scores on your tracker.
3.  Backward Hallway Review.
4.  Complete ALL missing assignments.  Check PowerSchool to see if you are missing anything.
5.  Cells and Genetics End of Year Review
6.  If you are done with EVERYTHING above, you can: read quietly, explore the interactives on the class website, or practice vocab using any of the Quizlet science vocabulary links

Good luck and have a BLAST getting ready for end of year testing!

Friday, March 20, 2015


Did you know that today is the International Day of Happiness?  So, I hope you are all HAPPY today! ;)

If you aren't happy. . .maybe this video will help :)

 Here's what is on the agenda today. . .
1. Flashback Friday Bellwork- Hand in when you are finished.
2. Matter and Earth Review Tests- UTIPS. . .RECORD SCORES ON YOUR TRACKER!
3. End of Level (EOL) Review Tests- UTIPS. . .RECORD SCORES ON YOUR TRACKER!
4. Check PowerSchool for missing assignments.

 Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Standard 1 End of Year REVIEW

Welcome back!  I hope you had an AMAZING Spring Break and enjoyed your week away from school.  Now that we are back, it is time to spend the next 3 weeks preparing for our SAGE testing.

First thing you need to do today is check PowerSchool for missing science assignments.

Today, AFTER YOU COMPLETE ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS, you will be working on reviewing Standard 1: The Structure of Matter.

To do the review you will need THIS paper (it is in the Take One box in the classroom) and you will use the presentation below.

Make sure you watch ALL the videos and that all of your answers are complete with details from the videos, reading, and other information from the presentation.

Good luck and have FUN learning! :)

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Density and Buoyancy REVIEW

Use THIS paper to complete the items below: 

Let's REVIEW Density!  

Density is a measurement of how solid something is. Specifically it is the mass per unit volume of a substance. If you have two objects of the exact same size (volume), the more dense object will weigh more than the less dense object.

So there are two things contributing to density:
  1. The mass of the atoms or molecules that makes up the material.
  2. The volume or amount of space the material takes up. If the molecules or atoms are “packed” in more closely, it will be more dense.
For example, styrofoam is a low density material. Even a large styrofoam container does not weigh much. The molecules in the styrofoam do not have much mass and there is a lot of space between them.

A brick, on the other hand, is much more dense. Even a moderate sized brick can be pretty heavy. This is because the molecules which make up the rock have more mass and are packed more closely together.

Density and buoyancy are closely related. A less dense substance will float on a more dense substance.

CLICK HERE for the Density Song!  Hooray for Mr. Edmonds!
CLICK HERE for the 5 Facts About Density video :) 

Watch the Bill Nye Video and don't forget to fill out the video response sheet!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Classification Assessment!

Today we will be assessing Standard 5 Classification.  We reviewed yesterday and everyone did GREAT on our review, so I expect that you will do amazing things on the test today!!! :)

Here's what is on the agenda today:

1.  UTIPS- Classification Test

2.  UTIPS- Practice Review Test- Yes, this will go on your grade.  Do your best!

3.  Check PowerSchool for any missing assignments.

4.  Work on missing assignments.  Let's NOT leave for Spring Break with any missing work.  PLEASE get caught up before Friday.

5.  If you are all caught up you can do any of the following:  Read quietly, Weird Science Extra Credit, Work on something from another class, Explore the class blog (have you checked out the interactives tab???).

Good luck on your test and have FUN learning!!! :) :) :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Classification Jeopardy Review

Today in class we will be playing Jeopardy to review for our test which is tomorrow!  Below is a copy of the Jeopardy game we played, just in case you want to review the answers.

Don't forget to use your Classification Test Review paper to help you study.  Also, the Classification Practice Test is open on UTIPS and you can take it as many times as you want to.  Study your notes, textbook, and assignments from Standard 5 to help you prepare for the test tomorrow.

Good luck and have a BLAST learning :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday~Early Out!

Shortened class periods today means you don't have any time to waste!  Tomorrow we will review for the test in class.  The Standard 5 Classification Test has been moved to Wednesday.  Make sure you have your classification review paper 100% completed and ready to turn in tomorrow (Tues. 03/03/15).

Here is what we are doing in class today :)

1.  Bell Work
2.  UTIPS- 5.3 Classification Quiz.  It is only 13 questions.  Do your best.  Retake it if you score       below an 80%.
3.  UTIPS- Finish 5.2 Quiz and Classification Practice test if you haven't already. Remember to       retake them if you score below 80%.
4.  Finish your Classification Review
5.  Power School- Check for missing assignments.  Many of you are still missing your 5.1 Vocabulary that was due on February 12th!  Let's get it done and handed in A.S.A.P.
6.  Complete any missing assignments.
7.  If you are 100% done with EVERYTHING then you may read quietly or work on an assignment from another class. . . but, you may NOT bother anyone around you.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!