Thursday, July 9, 2015

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations
Prepare a speech with your laboratory group about one of the topics provided below. While the information will be taken from your textbook, you may get pictures for your slideshow from other sources. The day of the speech, a PowerPoint slideshow must be presented (e-mail it to profjkernahanscience@gmail.com; you may bring a USB drive as a plan b).
PowerPoint slideshow: without transitions or animations. Number of slides: 12-16.
File name: 8 X Name 1, Name 2, Name 3, Name 4 (X = your classroom; names of the members of your group)
Dates for the Speeches and PowerPoint presentations
Group
Lesson
Questions
 (Lesson Review)
8 A
8 B
8 C
8 D
1
8.1
1-9
July 21
July 20
July 20
July 20
2
8.2
1-9
July 21
July 20
July 20
July 20
3
8.3
1-9
July 22
July 22
July 22
July 21
4
9.1
1-9
July 23
July 23
July 23
July 23
5
9.2
1-8, 10
July 23
July 23
July 23
July 23
6
9.3
1-9
July 24
July 24
July 24
July 24
7
9.4
1-9
July 28
July 27
July 27
July 27
8
9.5
1-9
July 28
July 27
July 27
July 27

Speeches Assessment Criteria (individual grade)
·     Presentation is delivered well, and enthusiasm is shown for topic
·     Words are clearly pronounced and can easily be heard
·     Information is presented in a logical, interesting sequence that the audience can follow
·     Often makes eye contact with audience
·     Stands straight, facing the audience
·     Uses movements appropriate to the presentation; does not fidget
·     Covers the topic well in the time allowed (2 minutes)
·     Gives enough information to clarify the topic, but does not include irrelevant details
PowerPoint Presentations Assessment Criteria (group grade)
·     Topic is well researched, and essential information is presented
·     The product shows evidence of an original and inventive approach
·     The presentation conveys an obvious, overall message
·     Contains all the required media elements, such as text and graphics
·     Fonts and formatting are used appropriately to emphasize words; color is used appropriately to enhance the fonts
·     Sequence of presentation is logical and/or the navigation is easy and understandable
·     Artistic elements are appropriate and add to the overall presentation
·     The combination of graphic elements with words and ideas produces an effective presentation
·     Written elements have correct grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation

 

Tips for creating and delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monthly Tests Study Guides (2nd trimester 2015)

8th grade (July 17, 2015)

Unit 10, Lessons 4 and 5. Review the vocabulary terms, book activities, visual summaries and lesson reviews. You may download the study guide posted in the teacher’s blog; this study guide does NOT replace study from the book; it is just a study aid.

9th grade (July 16, 2015)

Review the problems of temperature conversions. Required supplies: pen, pencil, eraser, study chart and scientific calculator.


For supplementary information and videos, consult the teacher’s blog. http://www.earthandphysicalscience.blogspot.com/

9TH GRADE: VIDEO Temperature Conversions

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Final Tests Study Guides (1st trimester 2015)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

8th grade: Units 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 4.3. Review the “Engage your brain” section, vocabulary terms, book activities, visual summaries and lesson reviews. You may download the study guide posted in the teacher’s blog; this study guide DOES NOT replace the need to study from the book; it is just a study aid.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

9th grade: Review the study guide posted in the teacher’s blog. Review the procedure to make line graphs (Page R35 of the textbook). Required supplies: pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, study chart and scientific calculator.

  1. ·         Problems of speed and acceleration.
  2. ·         Graphs of position-vs-time.
  3. ·         Graphs of speed-vs-time (page 305)