Today we explored the safety rules of the lab. You have a SCIENCE SAFETY CONTRACT to share with your parents this weekend. Both of you need to sign the contract and bring it back to class Monday! Some parents still have the survey to complete (click THIS LINK and select "Syllabus"). We have a SWYK on Tuesday to Show What You Know about lab safety and equipment. Spend some study time this weekend. THIS MATCHING GAME is helpful. So are your notes!
Today we created a study guide to learn our lab equipment. Tomorrow we will discuss how to safely use said lab equipment! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can print THIS LIST OF EQUIPMENT and then take some time to look up what the items look like (you can also ask me for a picture page). All of you can WATCH THIS POWERPOINT TO REVIEW EQUIPMENT. Some of you still need to have your parents complete the syllabus survey... scroll past posts for the link!
Today we practiced observation and inference skills. We use these skills to move from step to step in scientific investigation. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to add OBSERVATION as well as INFERENCE to your glossary. I ask students to list the term, a phonetic spelling, the definition, and add an illustration and/or example. You are welcome to join me during HomeBase tomorrow and just copy what we added in class!
HEY... some of you have failed to get your parents to fill in the
LIFE SCIENCE SYLLABUS SURVEY! Get on it tonight!!!
Today we continued to explore the methods scientists use to get answers to questions. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can PRINT THE WHEEL for page 8 and THESE NOTES for page 9 of the notebook. Some prefer to have notes in their own handwriting but I'd print the wheel and then just copy the information for the other notes. Some still need to have your parents fill in the LIFE SCIENCE SYLLABUS SURVEY... hurry for a work ethic grade!
Today we explored some skills and tools of science. We also applied those skills to solve a puzzle. Scientific discoveries are like today's puzzle... sometimes easy to put the pieces together and sometimes much more challenging when new data is discovered. This week we will continue to explore science and engineering practices. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can be ready to do some science when you return. Only a few of you still need to finish the LIFE SCIENCE SYLLABUS SURVEY... get your folks to do it tonight!!!
Today we wrapped up notebook setup and set the seating clock. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY we will get your notebook setup when you return AND I have your clock for you. Have a great weekend! Click here for the LIFE SCIENCE SYLLABUS SURVEY !!!
Today we shared a bit about ourselves from our bags. We share so much in common with each other and yet are so diverse and different. It sure is interesting that only 5 characteristics divide all the kingdoms of life!
Tomorrow we shall setup our science notebooks... be prepared for class with your 3 subject spiral! If you are still needing your materials GO SHOPPING!
Open House is TOMORROW from 6-7:35. Encourage your folks to join us!
Some need to finish the LIFE SCIENCE SYLLABUS SURVEY ... you still can get a "4" in work ethic if completed by Friday!
We are sure stepping up our science work day by day! So far we have 3 work ethic grades collected! Powerschool will be up to date by Friday!
Today we discussed MY characteristics and tonight your task is to place 5 items in a bag to share a bit about YOUR characteristics tomorrow. We also took our very first Show What You Know (AKA SWYK) and discovered there is a lot to learn about living things this year beyond just characteristics! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you could choose to bring 5 items that describe YOU (what makes you YOU). You can also wait to see how the sharing goes tomorrow and then be ready to share on Thursday. Many of you still need to have your parents take the LIFE SCIENCE SYLLABUS SURVEY. Please ask them to! PS... KMS Open House is this Thursday evening from 6-7:35 pm. Ask them to come meet us!
KMS Science Teacher
Most science pictures I post are found from assorted Facebook science pages... too numerous to cite specifically and downloaded for "just the right time"... I am sorry for the poor citation example I am setting.
In addition the archives are primarily from my days as a ONLY a life science teacher ... 2020 has changed all that!
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