Tuesday, October 21, 2014

9th grade: Test No. 2 (Wednesday, October 29, 2014)

Unit 3, lessons 3 and 4


Review the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, book activities, visual summaries and lesson reviews.

8th grade: Test No. 2 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)

Unit 6, lessons 3 and 4

Review the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, book activities, visual summaries and lesson reviews.


Vocabulary terms: asthenosphere, continental drift, convection, core, crust, inner core, lithosphere, mantle, mesosphere, outer core, Pangaea, plate tectonics, rift zone, sea-floor spreading, tectonic plates.

Monday, September 22, 2014

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint Slideshows UPDATED

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint Slideshows
During six consecutive classes beginning on October 13 or 14, 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 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 = A, B, C or D; names of the members of your group)
Dates for the Speeches and PowerPoint presentations

Group
Lesson
8 A
8 B
8 C
8 D
Questions
 (Lesson Review)
1
8.4
October 13
October 14
October 14
October 14
1-9
2
9.1
October 13
October 14
October 14
October 14
1-9
3
10.1
October 14
October 15
October 16
October 15
1-11
4
1.1
October 14
October 15
October 16
October 15
1-9
5
1.2
October 15
October 16
October 17
October 16
1-8
6
7.1
October 16
October 17
October 20
October 17
1-9
7
7.2
October 20
October 21
October 21
October 21
1-9
8
7.3
October 21
October 22
October 23
October 22
1-9


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: Speeches and PowerPoint Slideshows (Chemical Elements)

9th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint Slideshows (Chemical Elements)
October 6-9, 2014
Prepare a speech (two minutes each student) with your group (two 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 as a plan b). Two grades: speech (individual grade) and PowerPoint slideshow (group grade).
PowerPoint presentation: without transitions or animations (two slides per element); file name: 9 X Name 1, Name 2, (X = A, B, C or D; names of the members of your group)
Speech: two minutes per student.
Required information in your speech and PowerPoint: Name of the family of periodic table, physical properties of the element (for each element), uses of the element (for each element).

Topic
Date
1
Group 1 (H, Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr)
October 6
2
Group 2 (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra)
October 6
3
Groups 3 and 4 (Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, Rf)
October 6
4
Groups 5 and 6 (V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W)
October 6
5
Groups 7 and 8 (Mn, Tc, Re Fe, Ru, Os)
October 6
6
Groups 9 and 10 (Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt)
October 7
7
Groups 11 and 12 (Cu, Ag, Au, Zn, Cd, Hg)
October 7
8
Group 13 (B, Al, Ga, In, Tl)
October 7
9
Group 14 (C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb)
October 7
10
Group 15 (N, P, As, Sb, Bi)
October 7
11
Group 16 (O, S, Se, Te, Po)
October 8
12
Group 17 (F, Cl, Br, I, At,)
October 8
13
Group 18 (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn)
October 8
14
Lanthanides Part 1 (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd)
October 8
15
Lanthanides Part 2 (Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu)
October 9
16
Actinides (Ac, Th, U, Np, Pu, Am, Cm, Bk)
October 9

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

Tips for creating and delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation


Monday, August 25, 2014

Final Test Study Guide (9th grade); September 12, 2014

Unit 2, lessons 5, 6 and 7 (Review the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, book activities, visual summaries and lesson reviews)


Review the practices “Elements, Compounds and Mixtures” and “Groups of the Periodic Table”


Review all the elements of the periodic table (names and symbols) and the names of the groups (Optional: download the chemical elements flash cards and use them as a study aid)

Names of the Families of the Periodic Table of Elements.

  1. Group 1: Alkali Metals
  2. Group 2: Alkali Earth Metals
  3. Groups 3-12: Transition Metals
  4. Group 13: Boron Family
  5. Group 14: Carbon Family
  6. Group 15: Nitrogen Family
  7. Group 16: Oxygen Family
  8. Group 17: Halogens
  9. Group 18: Noble Gases
  10. Elements 57-71: Lanthanides
  11. Elements 89-103: Actinides
  12. Metalloids: B, Si, Ge, As, Sb, Te