Module Three: Force

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, Mrs. Melissa Partin

February 8th - This Week's Assignments and Deadlines

This week we will take what we have learned about motion and take those concepts another step further as we investigate force!


It is important that all you, the student, use the pacing guide that I provide each week to track your progress with your weekly assignments! All assignments for Module Three are due on Friday, February 12th at midnight. Click below for the Module Three 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.

Late Work Policy

Keep in mind that all Module 1 and Module 2 assignments must be turned in by the end of the day (midnight) on Monday, February 8th or else they will begin receiving late work deductions of 10 points off per week late.


At this point, every student should have had enough time to get on pace. If I sent you pacing guides by email that were revised because you were just added to the course, late work deductions will begin after the point that you get on pace according to that pacing guide.


To view our the NCVPS Physical Science Late Work Policy, click here.

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.

Motion & Force in Physical Science Textbook

As we continue to move through Module Three, you may find that you would like to have a textbook to read as a resource. Click the below link to access the Physical Science textbook through www.ck12.org. To access the specific Force Unit, click this link: http://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Physical-Science-Concepts-For-Middle-School/section/4.0/

Force Eureka! Science Cartoons

I have always LOVED Eureka Science videos. If you would like to have a Saturday morning cartoon (or two) to watch before we begin the Force unit on Monday, check these out!


Click the title of each video below to watch view:


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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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