Tuesday, March 31, 2015

8th grade: Speeches (Earth Science)

Beginning on April 20 or 21, 2015
Prepare a speech with your group (four or five students) 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
Group
Lesson
8 A
8 B
8 C
8 D
Questions
 (Lesson Review)
1
3.1
April 20
April 21
April 21
April 21
1-10
2
3.4
April 20
April 21
April 21
April 21
1-12
3
3.5
April 21
April 22
April 22
April 22
1-12
4
3.6
April 23
April 23
April 23
April 23
1-11
5
5.1
April 23
April 23
April 23
April 23
1-10
6
5.2
April 24
April 24
April 24
April 24
1-8, 10
7
5.3
April 27
April 28
April 28
April 28
1-10

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


Earth’s Day 2015

Earth’s Day 2015

8th grade
Print the document “Safety Rules – Earth Day 2015 Bookmark” in an 8 ½” x 5 ½” sheet of construction paper or cardboard (of the color of your preference). In the blank provided, add an image and a message about the conservation of our planet. Students will use it to bookmark their science textbooks and to review the safety rules, especially when they have to go to the laboratory.

Assessment Criteria
                                                                                                                                                                      
·         Matches the assignment in format (8 ½” x 5 ½”). 
                                                                       
·         The bookmark communicates an obvious, overall message.                                                                               
·         Image is clear and conveys important information.                                                                                             
·         Text is neat. Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
  •                 The chart is laminated with plastic.        

Due Date: Monday, April 20 (8 A) or Tuesday, April 21 (8 B, 8 C, 8 D)

9th grade

Print the document “Study Chart 9th grade 2015” in an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of construction paper or cardboard (of the color of your preference). In the blank provided, add an image and a message about the conservation of our planet. Students will be allowed to use the chart in all tests, workshops and labs that require the use of the scientific calculator.

Assessment Criteria
                                                                                                                                                                         
·         Matches the assignment in format (8 ½” x 11”).                                                                                                  
·         The chart communicates an obvious, overall message.                                                                                      
·         Image is big, clear, and conveys important information.                                                                                     
·         Text is neat. Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
·         The chart is laminated with plastic.                     

Due Date: Monday, April 20. Optional: Students who turn in the chart on April 14 (the day of the Test No. 2) will use it during the test.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

9th grade: Scientific Notation Quiz

Click on this link to practice scientific notation. Each time you go to the web page, it generates a new quiz.

http://janus.astro.umd.edu/cgi-bin/astro/scinote.pl

9th grade: Scientific Notation (Supplementary Information)

Check this link for supplementary information.

Note: When a number has many digits, group the digits into threes about the decimal point for easy reading. The groups of three digits should be separated only by a (thin) space; neither a point nor a comma should
be used.

Example: 0.000 789
          0.000 000 010 15

http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/ao2/page2.htm

9th grade VIDEO: Convert from Standard to Scientific Notation

9th grade VIDEO: Convert from Scientific Notation to Standard Form