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Science Assignments

  • 2017-10-20: Find the density of several irregular shaped objects and determine if they sink or float when placed on water. Video Demonstration.
  • 2017-10-19: Update Website: Add a picture of a periodic table to the Chemistry Labs page. Add the words; "photosynthesis", "density", and "thermal expansion" to the glossary and define each vocabulary word. Last, add a new page titled "Periodic Table" to the appendix. on the periodic table page add the link "http://www.ptable.com/". If you finish early you may explore the webpage playsciencegames.com
  • 2017-10-18: Update Website: Change "Labs" to "Biology Labs" create a new page "Chemistry Labs" under the Chemistry Labs page move the water exploration lab, and create a density page as well.
  • 2017-10-17: What is Density?. Record your answers in your science notebooks.
  • 2017-10-16: The Ups and Downs of Thermometers. Record your answers in your science notebooks.
  • 2017-10-13: You will be given 30 minutes of class time to finish your test, work on your essay, or update your website. Retake the Kahoot cell quiz for a test score.
  • 2017-10-12: Water Exploration Lab: Record your observations in your notebooks, and be ready to transfer that information to your website.
  • 2017-10-11: First Quarter Final Assessment: Cell Structures and Functions
  • 2017-10-10: Build a trirama to show the cycle of matter for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
  • 2017-10-09: We did a cell structure and function Kahoot Quiz today and added our controlled experiment observations to our website. Study for the final quiz on cell structure and function. Your book pages 90 and 91 have good information along with this game, try quiz mode as well.
  • 2017-10-06: Conduct a controlled experiment. Measure your variables (volume, temperature, grams, time, etc). Repeat another group's experiment. The variables that are available are: hot water, cold water, table salt, food coloring, and sugar.
  • 2017-10-05: Website Updates: Add the following words to your Glossary: Controlled Experiment, Independent Variable, and Dependent Variable. Add a new page titled "Experiments" under the labs tab. Title the new page Uncontrolled & Controlled Experiments. On the new page, describe what you did in the lab on Monday and describe the controlled experiment/s that you plan to conduct on tomorrow. Last, make a prediction about your controlled experiment.
  • 2017-10-04: Spiral Review - Open Book Jeopardy Game.
  • 2017-10-03: Lean about controlled experiments: 2:34 - Controlled Experiments, 4:06 - Biology: Controlled Experiments and brainstorm a controlled experiment using any of the materials from Monday's Lab.
  • 2017-10-02: We went to the science lab and materials were provided so students could create an experiment. Materials included: table salt, rock salt, sugar, food coloring, water (hot/cold), thermometers, glassware, stir sticks, zip-lock bags, and dish soap.
  • 2017-09-29: Volunteer Student Presentations (Organ Systems Slideshow, Organ Poster Information, or Essay). Index Card Tower Challenge
  • 2017-09-28: Update your webpage. Add Organ and Organ System to your glossary and define both words. Add a picture of your Organ Poster and your Organ System presentation the appendix. You may also work to complete the poster, your essay, your presentation, or go to google classroom and grade another student's website.
  • 2017-09-27: Write a five paragraph essay about three things you have learned this year. Include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • 2017-09-26: Create a wanted posters about an organ. http://sciencespot.net/Pages/otrail.html
  • 2017-09-25: When scientists want to know something, before they design and conduct experiments, they will conduct research to see what is already known about the topic. Today's topic is "organ systems" you will be conducting research about the organ systems that make up the human body. With the information that you uncover, you will be preparing a group Google Slides presentation. video description
  • 2017-09-15: Pond Water Lab (Video in Google Drive) or Pond Water Lab (Video on YouTube), record your observations in your notebook while you are in the lab. Take picture is possible. (If you finish early you may look at the pre-prepared slides as well.)
  • 2017-09-14: Cell parts and Functions Kahoot, and edit your webpage. Make sure you have the content that is listed on my example website. If you finish early peer review other student webpages, review their observations to see if you had similar data, and/or help other with their site.
  • 2017-09-13: Draw, label, and color a plant and animal cell.
  • 2017-09-12: Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4
  • 2017-09-11: Classification activity and website updates to include the word classification to your glossary and its definition. Also, add a new page to your website titled Plants and Powders. Take some time to really reflect on your observations and think deeply about what you saw in the microscope. Record your reflection on your webpage.
  • 2017-09-08: Plant and Powder Lab: Make qualitative and quantitative observations of what you observe in the microscope today.
  • 2017-09-07: Have your notebook ready to record interesting facts from the following video: Hurricanes
  • 2017-09-06: Google Classroom Assignment: Data Analysis - Peer Review

    Back to School Night

  • 2017-09-05: Watch this video and see how much work is involved in the scientific method. In, your notebook record the information we discussed in class about the scientific method. Peer review the observations that you made the first week of school. See more details.
  • 2017-09-04: NO SHCOOL
  • 2017-09-01: Try to complete everything assigned up to this point. Check the board for the definitions of Peer Review and Science. If you finish early; grade more student websites, help others with questions, make observations for all 16 items in the blue trays.
  • 2017-08-31: Video one: How to save a copy of your Google Drawings. Video two: Watch this video, it will explain how to add and organize a microscope lab page to your website, add the microscope drawing and slide preparation information to your appendix, grade peer websites, and compile data to a shared spreadsheet.
  • 2017-08-30: Microscope Lab. While you are in the lab: Be very observant. How does the microscope work? Make qualitative and quantitative observations. Create testable questions. Write possible explanations. Think like a scientist. Question everything.
  • 2017-08-29: Microscope Kahoot Review Game. After the game, begin the Google Classroom Assignment, use Google Drawings to label a picture of the microscope. How to video.
  • 2017-08-28: Make this sketch in your notebook. Watch this video and use a science book pages 688 and 689. Last, add this to your notebook: How to prepare a slide
  • 2017-08-25: Update your website with this week's information, review the assignments below. Insert your battery (ounce) and paperclip (gram) drawing to your appendix or you may also use the following images from the Internet (AA battery, and Jumbo Paperclip). Last, here is another explanation of how to calculate and use conversion factors.
  • 2017-08-24: Update your website with this week's definitions, add two more key terms to your glossary: Peer Review, and Science, add the conversion factors to your appendix If you have extra time, Peer review other people's observations and/or add more observations to your webpage. Watch the video for more details.
  • 2017-08-23: Today we are engaging in the process of science by comparing our observations, looking for patterns, and defining the following key terms: Qualitative Observations, Quantitative Observations, and Conversion Factor
  • 2017-08-22: Contact, Glossary, Appendix
  • 2017-08-21: How to set up your website
  • 2017-08-18: Google Classroom Assignments. Homework: Do some Internet research about the 2017 eclipse. This does not need to be turned in.
  • 2017-08-17: Chrome cart/books introduction video and Today's Google AssignmentHomework:Open your digital drawing from home and show your family. Don't forget picture day tomorrow.
  • 2017-08-16: If you can, e-mail Mr. Ruiz at eruiz@turlockusd.org say hello and tell me your name.
  • 2017-08-15: Describe your observations to another person to see if they can guess what your items are. Get that person's signature in your notebook.
  • 2017-08-14: NO HOMEWORK

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