# Science Times

## Speed

Last we week worked on calculating speed, distance, and time. We went out to Evergreen Road and conducted a Speed Lab by measuring the distance and time it took cars to get from one point to another. Unfortunately, nearly all the cars were going slower then the posted speed limit! (Probably because they saw a bunch middle school kids on the sidewalk.) Either way, it was fun and a cool way to put the science into action. This week we will look into force and Newton's laws with a couple of hands-on labs!

AGAIN....If the kids use their class time wisely this week, there should not be much homework. I would appreciate it if parents would take a look through and discuss the last 6-7 pages (up through pg 91) of their INBs with their kids. Again, students can make up or redo anything in my class for a better score!

Reminder: the planner, text book pages, instructional videos, handouts, and copies of the notes can also be found on my website.

## 4th QUARTER GRADES

(Copies can be found on my website)

INB Page 86: Fossil Evidence chart

INB Page 87:C-notes"Adaptations/Natural selection

INB Page 88:Homology/Embryology handout

INB Page 89: Natural selection Article showbie 5 facts

INB Page 90-91 Natural selection/Adaptations one pager

INb page 92-93 Natural Selection "MIce"

INB page 94-95 Natural Selection "Birds"

INB Page 96 Bill Nye

INB page 97 Dee vs wolf

INB page 98 Vocabulary review

INB page 99 Velocity/Acceleration worksheets (2)

INB page 100 Velocity/Acceleration 1 pager

INB Page 101 Velocity/Acceleration c-notes

INb page 102 Force practice

INB Page 103 C-notes "Force"

## STUDY CHALLENGE

By this time in the year, I'll bet you already know many ways to study. The question is...ARE YOU STUDYING?

If you are, write down what you did to study, when you studied, and where you studied; have someone who can vouch for you sign it. If you bring this in and give it to Mr. Kottkey, you will be entered in for a drawing at the end of this week. You can enter up to five times!

## Week at a Glance 5/16 - 5/20 (Subject to change and probably will...Check the website for changes)

IN CLASS:
• Planner/warm-up/moby max
• C-notes Newton's 2nd law.....INB 111
• Newton's 2nd law practice.....INB 110
• Exit Ticket

HW/Reminders:

• Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

IN CLASS:

• Planner/warm-ups/moby max
• C-notes Newton's 2nd law.....INB 111
• Newtons's 2nd law practice.....INB 110
• Exit Ticket

HW/Reminders:

• Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

IN CLASS:

• Planner/warm-up/moby max
• C-notes Newton's 2nd law questions.....INB 111
• Newton's 2nd law lab
• Exit Ticket

HW/Reminders:

• Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

IN CLASS:

• Planner/ warm-up/ moby max
• C-notes Newtons 2nd law summary.....INB 111
• Finish Newton's 2nd law lab
• Exit Ticket

HW/Reminders:

• Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

IN CLASS:

• Planner/ warm-up/moby max
• C-notes Newton's 2nd law summary
• finish Newton's 2nd law lab
• Exit Ticket

HW/Reminders:

• Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

## Quiz Your KID!!

• Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed up through INB pages 101. Have your child teach you the definitions and give examples:
• Motion
• Speed
• Velocity
• Acceleration
• Force
• Inertia
• Newton's first law
• Vectors
• Balanced force
• Unbalanced force