Monday, July 7, 2014

Monthly Tests Study Guides (2nd trimester 2014)

8th grade (July 15)
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 is NOT a replacement to study from the book; it is just a study aid.

9th grade (July 16)

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

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

UPDATED 8th grade: Speeches, PowerPoint presentations and Posters

8th grade: Speeches, PowerPoint presentations and Posters
During seven consecutive classes beginning on June 30 or July 2, 2014

Prepare a speech (two minutes each student) with your group (four or five students) about one of the topics provided below. The day of the speech, a PowerPoint slideshow must be presented (e-mail it to profjkernahanscience@gmail.com; you may bring a USB drive only as a plan b).
Two grades: speech (individual grade) and PowerPoint slideshow (group grade)
PowerPoint presentation: without transitions or animations. ALL the questions and answers of the lesson review must be included. Number of slides: 12-16.
Speech: two minutes per student.
File name: 8 X Name 1, Name 2, Name 3, Name 4 (X = your group; names of the members of your group)



Group
Lesson
8 A
8 B
8 C
8 D
1
8.1
July 21
July 22
July 21
July 22
2
8.2
July 22
July 23
July 22
July 23
3
8.3
July 23
July 24
July 24
July 24
4
9.2
July 24
July 25
July 25
July 25
5
9.3
July 28
July 29
July 28
July 29
6
9.4
July 29
July 30
July 29
July 30
7
9.5
July 30
July 31
July 31
July 31


Date for the Posters: Each group will bring the required materials and supplies on June 24, 2014 to mount it in the laboratory
Posters
·         Matches the assignment in format (two cardboards taped together side to side)
·         Topic is well researched and quality information is presented
·         Poster communicates an obvious, overall message
·         Posters have large titles and the message, or purpose, is obvious
·         Images are big, clear, and convey important information
·         Colors are used for a purpose, such as to link words and images
·         Sequence of presentation is easy to follow because of visual cues, such as arrows, letters, or numbers
·         Artistic elements are appropriate and add to the overall presentation
·         Text is neat
·         Captions and labels have correct grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation

Speeches
·     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
·     Gives enough information to clarify the topic, but does not include irrelevant details

PowerPoint Presentations
·     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


9th grade: Posters (Ecology Week 2014)

9th grade: Posters (Ecology Week 2014)
Groups of four students

Each group will bring the required materials and supplies on June 24, 2014 to mount it in the laboratory.

Tips to Save Energy

Consult the brochure: Energy Savers. Tips on Saving Money & Energy at Home.

·         Air Leaks and Insulation
·         Heating and Cooling
·         Water Heating
·         Windows
·         Lighting
·         Appliances
·         Home Office and Electronics
·         Transportation

Safety Measures

Consult the brochure: Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

 Downloadable from: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/7877


  •          Floods
  •          Tornadoes
  •          Hurricanes
  •          Thunderstorms and Lightning
  •          Extreme Heat
  •          Earthquakes
  •          Landslides and Debris Flow (Mudslide)
  •          Fires
  •          Wildfires

Other topics must be approved by your teacher
Poster Rubric
·         Matches the assignment in format (two cardboards taped together)
·         Topic is well researched and quality information is presented
·         Poster communicates an obvious, overall message
·         Posters have large titles and the message, or purpose, is obvious
·         Images are big, clear, and convey important information
·         Colors are used for a purpose, such as to link words and images
·         Sequence of presentation is easy to follow because of visual cues, such as arrows, letters, or numbers
·         Artistic elements are appropriate and add to the overall presentation
·         Text is neat
·         Captions and labels have correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation



Friday, May 16, 2014

Final Tests Study Guide (May 26, 2014)

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


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

9TH GRADE (Popsicle Stick Launcher)

Basic Materials (consult with your teacher if you want to vary the basic design) • 4 clothespins (wooden) • 12 popsicle sticks • Electrical tape • Binder clip • Plastic spoon • Rubber Bands • Protractor

9TH GRADE: VIDEO How to Solve a Positive Acceleration Equation