Module Nine: Magnetism

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, Mrs. Melissa Partin

March 21st - This Week's Assignments and Deadlines

In Module Nine you will be learning about magnetism and some of the practical uses of magnets. Did you know that a compass needle is actually a magnet? The needle points to the Earth's magnetic North pole. Magnets are used in many of the objects you use each day, including cellphones, computers, iPods, DVDs, and credit cards.


It is important that you, the student, use the pacing guide that I provide each week to track your progress with your weekly assignments! All assignments for Module Ninth are due on Friday, March 25th at midnight. Click below for the Module Nine Pacing Guide.


Also, you will need to utilize the Physical Science Reference Table this week which provides essential formulas for our mathematical problems. Click here to download the Reference Table.

MODULES 1-8 WILL BE CLOSING SOON!

I will be closing Modules 1-8 on March 25th so that students can focus on working in Modules 9-16 the rest of the semester. Grades were reported on Sunday, March 20th for the first 9 weeks.

Online Textbook (ck12.org): Magnetism Chapter

As we continue to move through Module Nine, you may find that you would like to have an online text to utilize as a resource. Take a look at this site for extra support: http://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Physical-Science-Concepts-For-Middle-School/section/5.78/

Semester Timeline

Please be sure to look at the semester pacing below. You will notice that we do not have a scheduled Spring Break but there are two weeks that are provided for the completion of Module 10. All students should be working to get on pace as soon as possible--remember, assignments lost 10 points for each week that they are submitted late. Also, the next module will not open until the previous module is completed.
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Checking Grades

Students should know that their grades within Canvas are updated every 24 hours, Monday through Friday. If a parent/guardian would like to view their child's grades, they should obtain the username and password of the student and sign in at http://ncvps.instructure.com or contact me. For more information on how to view grades in Canvas, please view the video below originally posted within the first newsletter.

About Mrs. Partin

I am a Nationally Board Certified Science Teacher with 9 years of teaching experience in North Carolina. I am an instructor for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and teach students across multiple classes of Physical Science. I am also a wife to my husband of 11 years and a mother to 3 children ages 8, 5, and 4 as well as a foster mother. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, serving our church in the areas of missions, as Co-Director for the Upward Basketball program, and on the music ministry, spending time with my family, reading, playing my flute, and running. I look forward to getting to know each of my students as they learn Physical Science in a fun, new way! Let me know what interests we share or that you enjoy!

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