Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #8)

Announcements

MIdterms 5/6!!

If you have checked out or "borrowed" a Life Science text book, please return it this week.


Last week In Science we "moved" into physics. We learned about motion, this included speed, velocity, and acceleration. We actually went outside and performed a speed trap on Evergreen road. The experiment had several flaws, one being that all the cars slowed down because they were wondering why are all these kids staring at them. We ended up getting the speed of 10 cars, a few bikes and even a runner!


At this point the kids should be able to give a definition of motion, speed, velocity, and acceleration. They also should be able to know and solve equations associated with each one.


We are recording our first grade of the 4 th quarter from last week. The grades will come directly from our interactive notebook (INB) pages 104-107. 25 points. Assignments listed below:


*speed machines worksheet................................................................................... INB pg. 104

*motion, speed, velocity, and acceleration notes with questions/summary.... INB pg. 105

*Speed trap lab (graph).............................................................................................INB pg. 106

*Speed trap Lab handout.........................................................................................INB pg. 107


This week we will continue practicing motion, speed, velocity, and acceleration problems. And hopefully by the end of the week begin "forces".

Students of the Week!

Vanessa is a great example of an well-rounded student. Her behavior in class is that of a mature, young adult. She always is on top of her studies. No matter what the topic, Vanessa is enthusiastic to learn new material. She has the ability to take the science content to higher a level and takes the on the challenge opportunities. She is another student who has an Interactive notebook that could be showcased in the Kottkey Museum of Science. Her positive attitude EVERY DAY and hard work sets a great example for other students! She is an artist as well which has shown in the way she displays her work.
Jaxon is one of the hardest working and well-mannered students in class. Jaxon continuously strives for excellence. He works well independently, but he can also work with other students and is able to keep focused in all situations. He has also been choosing to complete the honors options in class which shows great initiative and work ethic. He is another student who not only asks questions when he needs help, but his questions show a higher level of thinking. Always polite to others, he is not only an exemplary student but his demeanor helps set a positive tone for others around him.

Week at a Glance 4/27-5/1 (Subject to change)

Monday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/ warm-up
  • Record grades for INB pages 104-107
  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration practice handout INB page 109


HW/Reminders:

  • Finish Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration practice.
  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration QUIZ Friday!!
  • Missing/make–up work is always homework!

Tuesday

IN CLASS:
  • Planner/ warm-up
  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration one pager. INB pg. 108


HW/Reminders:

  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration one pager. INB pg. 108
  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration QUIZ Friday!!

Wednesday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/ warm-up

  • Start rocket straw lab. INB 110-111

HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make–up work is always homework!

  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration QUIZ Friday!!

Thursday

IN CLASS:
  • Planner/ warm-up
  • Continue rocket straw lab INB 110-111


HW/Reminders:


  • Finish straw rocket lab INB 110-111

  • Missing/make–up work is always homework!

  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration QUIZ Friday!!

Friday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/ warm-up
  • Motion/speed/velocity/acceleration QUIZ INB pg 112!!
  • Start forces C-notes INB pg. 113


HW:

  • Go to my website and watch/ take C-notes (INB pg.113 ) on “ Introduction to forces Text Reading found in the Physical Science book Pgs. 78-82 or my website “Book Pages” button.

Quiz Your KID!!

  • Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed INB pages 104-107. Have your child teach you the definitions, equations, and show you how to solve problems related to:
    • Motion
    • Speed
    • Velocity
    • Acceleration