Week of June 6th -

Review assignment (the more you do, the more credit you get, not for those who have an A):


Week of May 23rd:

Monday:
  • Exam

Tuesday:

Wednesday:
  • Substitute: movie "How the Earth Was Made"

Thursday:

Friday and Monday - no school, enjoy long weekend!


PHYSICAL SCIENCE!

Remember that your test on Chapter 7 and 8.4 is Monday, May 23!! Don't forget to finish up your study guide - make sure everything is in it because that is the only support you may have on your exam!

Review for Chapter 7 and 8.4 Exam here:


Monday:

Tuesday:
  • Tides, catch up on study guide, and finish up projects
  • link to tides - watch Flash cartoon - why are there two bulges of water on Earth? what causes the tides?

Wednesday:
  • finish/turn in projects and work on study guides
  • Homework: read section 8.4

Thursday:
  • Directions for Friday's field trip
  • Go over test that is being given on Monday
  • Finish up study guides

Friday:
  • FIELD TRIP! Meet at 12:30 at the flag pole, we will walk to the U of O!

Week of May 9th:
Monday:

Tuesday:
  • In library, working on biography project! See library homepage to make your diary entries on a 4j blog!

Wednesday:
  • In library

Thursday:
  • In library

Friday:
  • Career Day, half day
  • Progress Reports

***Biography project will be due on Monday. We'll be in the library working on this until Wednesday. Thursday will be used to finish up the study guides and becomes homework if you don't finish in class. Exam chapter 7 will be on Monday because Friday is a half-day career day (no academic classes)!



Week of May 2nd - you may keep your books at home now...some of you left your books in class, be sure to pick them up!


Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:


Week of April 25th: BRING BOOKS FROM HOME THIS WEEK!

Monday:
  • Big Quiz was moved to today
  • As in your assignment sheet, the whole chapter 11 is fair game for this quiz, you should have studied very hard over the weekend, remember I suggested making flashcards for the vocab terms - quiz is open note, there are NO CORRECTIONS
  • Substitute
  • Homework - read chapter 26-1 and do practice problems on finding the magnification of a telescope lens

Tuesday:
  • Go over homework
  • show movie "The Life and Death of a Star"
  • Homework - read chapter 26-2

Wednesday:
  • Review storybird
  • Hand back scantrons for big quiz
  • Finish movie, if needed
  • Homework: BRING BOOKS!!!

Thursday:
  • Mrs. Vignoul will come and present on how to find your article on related topic
  • Start storybird in groups

Friday:
  • Finish and submit storybird
  • Substitute again (got my son's stomach bug)!

Week of April 18th:

Monday:
  • No school

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:
  • review for big quiz

Friday:
  • big quiz/start watching "The Life and Death of a Star"


Extra credit opportunities for the long weekend, due Tuesday 4/19:

  • Learning about light waves, do you wonder about the optics of the eye? Check out this website and write a 1-2 page paper on light and the eye: http://library.thinkquest.org/C003776/ingles/print/chapter5.htm
  • Learning about sound waves, do you wonder about how the ear receives information? Check out this website and write a 1-2 page paper on sound waves and the anatomy of the ear: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_system
  • Extra credit will be assigned upon receipt of the paper, the more research you do, the more credit you will get. If you have an A in the class, you won't get that much EC to avoid grade inflation.

Week of April 13th:


Monday:
  • Wave lab

Tuesday:
  • Finish wave lab, turn in
  • SUBSTITUTE TODAY
  • book assignment, I will count it towards extra credit points! It is on radiation, which we won't have time to go over this year but it's important to know about considering what is happening in Japan right now!

Wednesday:

Thursday:
  • Sound and light with lots of demos (we had a tuning fork demo, a polarized lens demo, and a concave lens demo)!!
  • Notes: (ignore pages with Biology stuff - I use scrap paper for notes and I am having trouble getting my scanner to extract pages)
  • Homework for the long weekend (DUE TUESDAY): Packet of sound and light

Friday:
  • Grading day! No school for students.
  • You can expect Basmati to be updated by 5pm
  • Check back for an extra credit assignment here tomorrow!
  • Have a lovely long weekend!

Week of April 4th:

Monday:
  • Finish bottles, turn in homework
  • LAUNCH ROCKETS!!!
Tuesday:
  • F= ma lab
Wednesday:
  • Finish launching rockets, start waves!
Thursday:
Friday:

Week of March 28th: Thank you to all who supplied so many bottles!!!

Monday:
  • No School (teachers report)

Tuesday:
  • Review for exam on Laws of Motion!

Wednesday:
  • Take exam

Thursday:
  • Finish up exam, start bottle rockets (F=ma lab is pushed back to next week due to long exam)

Friday:
  • Build rockets!
  • Homework: Read chapter 10-1 and do problems 1-6 on page 293

Week of March 14th: Your next exam is the Wednesday we return from break (March 30th)! See the review sheet attached below. It's going to be a big, free response test so although it's not mandatory, it would be a good idea to study! We will spend Tuesday 29th reviewing for the exam. We also still need 2L bottles, I hope to start building rockets after the exam! 5 points extra credit per bottle, maximum of 5 per person.


Monday -
  • Quiz - Newton's Laws (this was pushed back from last Friday)
  • finish lab calculations

Tuesday -
  • Tsunami/nuclear reactor presentation
  • Center of Gravity lab

Wednesday -
  • tie up loose ends
  • homework

Thursday -

Friday -

Week of March 7th!

We are in desperate need of 2-Liter soda bottles! Please have students bring them in if you have them at home! Then we can build our rockets this week! :) We also need cardboard boxes if you have any extras...and hot glue guns!!

Monday -
  • Balloon Rocket activity
  • Homework - acceleration worksheet

Tuesday -
  • Try to finish NASA on-line intro to rocketry
  • We didn't finish - we will hopefully finish this up by Monday

Wednesday -

Thursday -
  • terminal velocity lab!

Friday -
  • Half-day - QUIZ on Newton's Laws! - QUIZ POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY - we instead worked on our lab today!

Week of February 28th!

Monday -
  • Finish car on track lab!

Tuesday -
  • Pandemonium day!
  • I handed back corrected labs with no scores for students to fix (work in your lab groups)

Wednesday -
  • QUIZ!!! On sections 1 and 2 of chapter 3 (velocity, speed, acceleration, motion, graphing)
  • Newton's First Law is introduced
  • make-up lab at lunch

Thursday -
  • Gravity!
  • short video - Bill Nye, Gravity

Friday -
  • Newton's laws: notes -
  • Newton's First Law - an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
  • Newton's Second Law - F = ma (the acceleration of an object is proportional to the force acting upon it and inversely proportional to its mass - no need to memorize, just think about it, it makes sense!)
  • Newton's Third Law - every action has an equal but opposite reaction
  • Newton's Laws are most fun when applied to rockets! So, we are going to be building water rockets in teams - first we must become rocket scientists!!
  • PLEASE - if you have 2L bottles, we need them! Also, we need people who are good at building. I have the instructions for building the rocket launch and I can get the materials, just need some people who are good in shop!!! :) Here is the link to the launch construction: Rocket Launch
  • Homework - we did the first two on each side in class, please do a total of four calculations due Monday:
  • Classwork - in the computer lab!
  • Link to NASA water rocket project: Water rockets!

Week of February 21st

...and just in case your student tells you Mrs. T doesn't do assignment sheets...
NEXT QUIZ: TUESDAY!

Monday -
  • no school

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - SNOW DAY

Friday -

    • the lab that we did today is a two-day lab. Today we did A and B and Monday we'll do C and D (no handout until Monday). We saw that the slope of a velocity (y axis m/s) versus time (x axis is seconds) is y/x or m/s/s (= acceleration). We saw that the slope of a distance (y axis is meters) versus time (x axis is seconds) is y/x or m/s (=velocity). These are difficult concepts, but hopefully we will hit those home on Monday!



Agenda/homework for Physical Science
Exam - chapter 24 corrections due Friday (2/18)...email me for an extension until Tuesday.

Week of February 14th: Happy Valentine's Day! Please note it is a three-day weekend! See your homework assignment "Long Weekend Packet of Sunshine and Smiles" due on Tuesday, Feb. 22 - attachment is under "Friday" below!

Monday:
  • Science Project Day: this means there is no class but you must come to class if you have to take or finish an exam.

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:
  • Motion Detector Demonstration! Finish up pink sheet!

Friday:


Week of February 7th:

Monday:


Tuesday:
  • Review

Wednesday:

Thursday:
  • EXAM Chapter 24

Friday:
  • Solutions, pH, and the ocean

Week of February 1st:


Tuesday:

Wednesday

Thursday
  • Homework for tonight: Make another foldable! 1st flap = acids, 2nd flap = bases, 3rd flap = acids and bases in solution...skim over chapter 24, section 3 and write down vocab terms as well as major important concepts, not so much the details...I saw a major correlation with high quiz scores and those who did their homework!
  • Finish purple sheet and turn in (we went over this in class)
  • Yellow Solubility and Concentration: take a deep breath and enjoy interpreting graphs and data!

Friday
  • Here are the questions to the quiz, if you have to make it up:
    • 1) define solutions, solute, solvent
    • 2) what is meant by "like dissolves like"?
    • 3) what did the balloon and water demo show about the properties of water?
    • 4) draw sodium ion dissolved in water
    • 5) why doesn't oil mix with water?
    • If you are having problems, look at your notes from Tuesday, or my notes scanned from Tuesday (above)
  • Homework:
    • Foldable for Chapter 24, Section 4 - make flaps for each blue subsection
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


Your first lab report based on Slime Lab is due Wednesday, January 19th. Here is the PDF for the Slime Lab (thanks to Aaron in 6th):


Week of January 18th:
Tuesday:

Wednesday -

Thursday -
  • Field Trip

Friday -




Week of January 10th: Mini-Practice Quiz (with a partner) will be on Thursday
Monday:

Tuesday:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Respect and March for Civil Rights!

Wednesday (my birthday!!!!):

Thursday:
  • Mini practice quiz on bonding, atoms...with a partner of choice! :)
  • WORK ON SLIME LAB REPORT!!!! GET TOGETHER IN YOUR GROUP AND GET DATA!!!

Friday:
  • No School - HOMEWORK :


EXTRA CREDIT WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT:

Week of 1/03
Monday: no school

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Hope everyone's having a great break! Here is an extra credit opportunity. Choose an article that interests you from the following link for Science: NPR. Find one other related article about that topic. Write a one-page summary of this. Include a bibliography, even if you chose to listen to a story (if you do listen to a story, take notes and turn that in along with the summary). Recall that my contract states that I do not offer extra credit. This means that this is a special opportunity, but it also means that it probably will not affect your grade very much unless you are on the cusp of a A-B, B-C, C-D, or D-F. The surefire to improve your grade in this class is to do the work, turn it in on time, and do well on exams and labs! *Grade on this depends on quality. Range is 0 - 15 points.

Week of December 13th!
Monday:



Tuesday:

  • Lab safety - when taken seriously, safety results in fun!
  • Practice with Bunsen burners


Wednesday:

  • Split class lab!


Thursday:

  • Split class lab!
  • Quiz on elements 1-10


Friday:

  • Half-day


Week of December 6th:
Monday:



Tuesday:

  • Continue working on periodic table/the atom basics


Wednesday:

  • Mrs. Tubman out sick, substitute


Thursday:

  • Mrs. Tubman out sick, substitute


Friday:



Last Exam for exam corrections if you wish:


WEEK OF 11/29: QUIZ FRIDAY!

Monday:


  • Lab - conduction in gases!


Tuesday:

  • Finish movie
  • States of matter, phase change notes
  • demonstration


Wednesday:

  • more on phase change
  • demonstration


Thursday:

  • Lab - phase change in water!


Friday:



Week of 11/15:
Monday -



Tuesday -

  • all review for exam


Wednesday -

  • midterm exam


Thursday -

  • begin chapter 9 sections 2 and 3
  • notes:
  • See extra credit opportunity below (must also show a picture of yourself at Cozmic Pizza with the speaker in the back)


EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Attend science pub this week at Cozmic Pizza and write a one-page summary of the talk (take notes during the presentation...must attach notes to the summary)! See below and link to scientist who will be presenting: Science Pub Thur 18th



Great Balls of Fire: Meteorites

With Dick PughThursday, November 18, 2010
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cozmic Pizza
Cozmic Pizza

Cozmic Pizza
199 W 8th Ave, Eugene
(inside The Strand at 8th and Charnelton)
Come early if you want to order food and drinks and get a seat!

Friday -


  • Half - day! Probably watch a short movie!


Week of 11/08:
Monday -



Tuesday -

  • Determine Q in demo with hot and cold water
  • Homework: read above attached document and answer all "reading checks" on a separate sheet of paper and answer all questions (you may finish this over the long weekend)


Wednesday -

  • Data collection - try the backside calculations at home, but I will go over it in class on Monday!
  • Your next exam is on Tuesday and will cover specific heat and the lab...Monday will be a review for the exam!


Week of 11/01:
Monday -

  • Intro to Atomic Theory

  • Notes on Thermal Energy & Temperature:
  • Homework: Read chapter 9, section 1 along with your Cornell notes. On the left-hand side of your notes from class today, write in questions you have, things that you read from the book that interested you, and/or drawings or diagrams that helped you understand the material more. Due in class tomorrow.

Tuesday -

  • Notes/practice with temperatures


Wednesday -

  • Demonstration of lab/more temp practice
  • notes on specific heat (see attachment for Thursday)


Thursday -



Friday -



Week of 10/24
Monday -

  • Going to the library to learn how to do literature research & to get articles to write your abstract



Week of 10/18

Friday - Quiz on Density!

Thursday - Density lab - Density of liquids

Wednesday - M&M Graphing Lab

Tuesday - Density

Monday:

  • Start new assignment sheet on UNIT: Density (you will be turning in all notes, worksheets, and labs from this unit on exam day):



  • Finish up BLUE INTRO TO DENSITY WORKSHEET:



  • NOTES: GRAPHING DATA:



Week of 10/11:

  • Having problems with your final draft? See this website - it's a great example of a "how to" for dimensional analysis!
Fun with Dimensional Analysis


Week of 10/4:
Thursday -

  • Furlough day, no school


Friday -

  • Statewide Teacher In-Service Day, no school


Wednesday -

  • Exam, chapter 18
  • Homework: tba in class (will post after school)
  • FINAL DRAFT of Project DUE MONDAY 10/11 (late assignments minus 20% per day)


Tuesday -



Monday -



WEEK OF 9/27:

Monday: Finish Accuracy and Precision lab, turn in unit conversion madness worksheet!

  • Homework - read chapter 18 sections 1 and 2, complete worksheet for homework


Tuesday: notes



Wednesday:

  • Chromatography Lab!


Thursday:

  • Finish up lab & turn it in!
  • Turn in rough draft of project


Friday



WEEK OF 9/20
Friday 9/24:

  • Homework: Metric Conversion Madness Worksheet! And start thinking about your project - the rough draft is due on September 30th (Thursday)!
  • Quiz on metrics (open notes)
  • Accuracy & Precision Lab Part II
  • Some of you are missing this homework assignment:


Thursday 9/23:



Wednesday 9/22:




Tuesday 9/21:



Monday:



First day 9/10/10:
(completed in class)

  • About me
  • seating game
  • icebreaker
  • homework:
Due on 9/13/10 for 20 points:



WEEK OF 9/13:**
Monday -
  • Turn in your class letter as you walk into class
  • Warm-up
  • Intro to the wiki
  • Survey results
  • Course contract/classroom procedures
  • notes
  • Your homework is to read through the course contract with your parent/guardian and sign
  • Signature sheet (signed by you and your parent/guardian) is due Tuesday 9/15/10 and is worth 10 points

Tuesday -

Wednesday -
  • Quiz on course contract, classroom procedures
  • Intro to text ws due TODAY
  • 9th grade science pre-assessment
  • Finish measurement activity (if time)

Thursday -
  • Finish up pre-assessment

Friday -