Science With Mr. Harvey

Ninth Edition, 2014-2015

First Nine Weeks Down!

It was truly only 8 weeks, but it still flew by very quickly. I feel like it was a relatively smooth beginning to the school year (knock on wood). I have really enjoyed getting to know each student and each class. It's funny how each class has it's own personality, and how my teaching style adapts ever so slightly with each class. I am loving this school year and I hope the next three nine weeks are as great as the first.


I owe all of you a BIG THANK YOU for what you do to support your children's education. I have spoken with some, emailed back and forth with others, and I just really appreciate your support and understanding in each situation. It means a lot to me. I know how hard it is to balance your work/life schedule with that of your own children as well. Being a parent is the toughest job out there, and you have all done it well so far. I see the results of your hard work every day. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your child meet their full potential in our classroom.

Atoms and Periodic Table Test on Thursday

Study guides were sent home on Friday and we will be reviewing answers on Tuesday. Their ISN's will also be valuable study tools. For the vocabulary, there is a website I like called quizlet.com that allows the kids to make virtual flashcards. It's worth a look.

Early Dismissal on Wednesday

We will be having an early dismissal this Wednesday. Students will be released at 12:45 p.m.

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." -Mark Twain

Science Fair 2014-15

Science Fair is underway! As of last week all students were supposed to have submitted their information sheets listing their questions to be answered. I read through them and conferenced with each student. I am very impressed by some of the questions and can't wait to see the results.


There is a website for the FCMS Science Fair: http://www.fcmsbobcatssciencefair.com/

On that website you will find basic science fair information, necessary forms to fill out, and a timeline with due dates.


This week (by Friday), the students are to turn in the draft of their annotated bibliography. Last month our librarian, Mrs. Jacobs, spoke with my 6th and 7th periods about what an annotated bibliography includes. She showed them a website, www.easybib.com, that will create a bibliography entry for any type of resource. They should know how to create one. Finding the resources will be their main task this week.


All due dates will be taken for grades. If the task is completed, they will get a 100. If it is not turned in, it will be recorded as a 50. Normal late work policies apply. The finished project will be taken as a major grade, and will be reflected on the 3rd nine weeks report card.

Important Dates/Events

Wed. 10/22 - EARLY DISMISSAL

Thu. 10/23 - Atoms and Periodic Table Test

Fri. 10/24 - Science Fair Participants Annotated Bibliography Draft Due

Contact Me

FYI: My phone will not ring during school hours, so just leave a message or email me if you need a quick response. I typically arrive at 7:45 a.m. and leave around 5 p.m. each evening.