Wednesday, April 9, 2014

8th grade: Earth's Day Project (April 16, 2014 due date)

Science and English
Teachers: Jonatan Kernahan and Indira Rojas
  • Prepare a small poster of 8 ½” X 11” in a cardboard of any color.
  • All the work should be done using the computer.
  • Use the cardboard horizontally.
  • Decorate it with an image along with a trivia about Preservation of natural resources, how to save energy, scientific facts, or health tips on one side.
  • On the other side, write a list of irregular verbs in English (base form, past, past participle, past continuous;50 verbs)
  • Use verbs that you don’t master yet.
  • Write your Name and Level on the lower left corner of your work on the side of the image.
  • The card must be plasticized or laminated.
  • We will evaluate punctuality, creativity, organization and following the instructions above as well as spelling, grammar and the accuracy of the information provided.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

8th grade: Speeches (Earth Science)

8th grade: Speeches (Earth Science)
During seven consecutive classes starting on March 31or April 1, 2014
Prepare a speech (two minutes each student) with your group (five or six students) about one of the topics provided below. The day of the speech, a PowerPoint slideshow must be presented (e-mail it to; the day of the speech no USB drives, CDs, or other removable media will be accepted).
Two grades: speech (individual grade) and 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 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7

8 A: March 31, April 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9.
8 B: April 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10.
8 C: March 31, April 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10.
8 D: April, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10.
·     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


Tips for creating and delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014