October 15-17 NO SCHOOL THURSDAY OR FRIDAY. ALL LATE OR MAKEUP WORK DUE BY MONDAY, OCT. 22nd!!!

October 15th, 2018 by lodaniels

October 17

7th Grade

  • Bell work – How does an electromagnet work.
  • Started electromagnetism lab.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Balance the following equation
  • CF4+ Br2 >>>> CBr4 + F2
  • Balancing equations worksheet
  • balancing equations 1

October 16

  • Bell Work – How is electromagnetism different that regular magnetism?
  • Finished magnet reading (posted yesterday).
  • Started electromagnetism lab.

8th Grade

  • Bell Work – What do you think the law of conservation of mass is?
  • Discussion on balancing equations.

October 15

7th Grade

  • Bell work – When is all late or makeup work for 1st Quarter due??
  • Electromagnetism Reading and section  summaries.
  • Read the article for each section write a 3-5 sentence summary – Pick the most important information from the section for your summary.
  • Each section starts a bold heading in the article.

How Electromagnets Work

8th  Grade

  • Bell work – When is all late or makeup work for 1st Quarter due??
  • Last in class day to work on Chemical brochure.  It is due October 22nd.
  • Requirements are posted on last weeks entries.

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October 8- 12 END OF THE QUARTER IS OCTOBER 25TH. ALL LATE OR MAKEUP WORK DUE BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 22nd.

October 9th, 2018 by lodaniels

October 12

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Draw and label the relationship between mass and gravity.
  • Finished mass/gravity info graphic.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 2 physical properties of your substance.
  • Worked on Chemical Brochure.

October 11

7th Grade
Bell work – What is the relationship between distance and gravity

Group assignment – Gravity and mass info graphic

Each info graphic should include

  • 1. Neat title that relates to the topic (mass and gravity)
  • 2. Written claim about mass of object and its effect on gravitational pull.
  • 3. Evidence  from investigations and class work to label your work.  You may use drawings and words.
  • 4. Your info graphic should only represent accurate information about gravity and mass.

8th Grade

Bell work – What does the chemical formula tell us about a substance.

Chemical brochure assignment

Here are the requirements for the brochure.

You are going to make a brochure advertising a chemical of your choice,  find the following information (make sure you site all your sources)

  • Common name (what do we call it)
  • Is it a compound or an element?
  • Chemical formula or chemical symbol
  • What elements (kinds of atoms) is it made up of?
  • Draw or copy a picture of the atomic arrangement of the atoms if it is a compound or the atomic structure if it is an element.
  • At least 3chemical properties. (how does it react)
  • At least 5 physical properties.
  • Who discovered it and when?
  • How does it affect living things?
  • How is it used?
  • If it is naturally occurring where is it found? If it is manmade how is it made?
  • One fact you found interesting about your chemical.
  • You must keep a list of your sources and one panel of your brochure should list all the sources.

 

October 10

7th Grade

  • Bell work – List the 2 factors that effect gravitational force.
  • Finished gravity lab simulation.
  • Earth/ sun gravity simulation.
  • Go to the html code below to run simulation
  • https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/gravity-and-orbits

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 3 reactions from yesterday’s lab, for each one list the evidence of chemical reactions each showed.
  • Finished evidence of chemical reaction lab.  Worksheets and directions are on October 9th’s entry below.

October 9
7th Grade

Bell work – Planet a and planet b have the same mass.  A space ship is flying closer to planet b.  Which planet will have the greatest gravitational effect on the space ship?

8th Grade

Bell work- List the 6 evidences that a chemical reaction has occurred.

 

October 8

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Does the distance between object effect gravity?
  • Quiz

8th Grade

Bell work – What is a chemical reaction?

Notes on evidence of chemical reactions.

  1. New substance created
  2. Change in or release of energy – Release of heat, light or sound energy.  Energy given off (exothermic reaction) or absorbed (endothermic reaction)
  3. Production of a gas – may be in the  form of bubbles
  4. Color change
  5. Smell change
  6. Creation of a solid from a liquid – called a precipitate
  7. Change in physical properties

 

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October 1-5

October 1st, 2018 by lodaniels

October 5

7th Grade

Bell work – If you went to Jupiter how would it’s gravity affect you.

Notebook check

  • Graded bell work Sept. 24 – Oct. 5
  • Magnet Lab
  • Pg M-50
  • Gravity Activity

Gravity activity

  1. Calculate your weight on each planet.
  2. Your weight on earth multiplied by the number by each planet.
  3. Then label each as having more gravity than earth, less gravity than earth or the same gravity as earth.
  • Earth 1
  • moon    0.166
  • Outer space 0
  • Mercury 0.38
  • Venus   0.91
  • Mars    0.38
  • Jupiter  2.14
  • Saturn  0.91
  • Neptune   1.1
  • Pluto        0.08
  • Sun       28
  • Uranus  0.86

8th Grade

Bell work – List 3 things you know about physical properties.

Make up day.

Graded

  • Bell work Sept. 24 – Oct. 5
  • Properties notes
  • Dry ice lab
  • Reading and questions on chemical and physical properties

 

October 4

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Where does gravity come from.
  • Finished pg M50

Video and questions on gravity

 

Watch the video and answer the questions.

  • Why were the astronauts able to bounce so high? (remember they are wearing a 300 lb suit)
  • What evidence do you have to support your answer?
  • Could we replicate this on earth?  (think about wearing a backpack)

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List three things you have learned about chemical properties.
  • Finished the Dry Ice Lab and Chemcial and Physical Properties reading and questions.

 

October 3

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain why we need gravity.
  • Pg M 50 Answer the “Reviewing Key Concepts” questions with full sentences. I have written them below.

1A What are the four types of friction?

B What factors affect the friction force between two surfaces?

C. What types of friction occur when you ride a bike through a puddle?

2A. What is the law of universal gravitation?

B.How do mass and distance affect the gravitational attraction between objects?

C. What would happen yo your weight on the surface of a planet whose mass is many times greater than earth’s? Why?

3A. Why does an object accelerate when if falls toward Earth’s surface?

B. How does the mass of an object affect its acceleration during free fall?

C. What force changes when a sky diver’s parachute opens? What forces stays the same?

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What was your favorite activity in the dry ice lab?
  • Chemical and physical property reading and questions.
  • Allyouneedtoread properties

 

October 2

7th Grade

  • Bell work – The earth has a magnetic field and a gravitational field how are they different?
  • Discussion on gravity.

8th Grade

October 1st

7th Grade

  • Bell work -Define magnetism.

Magnet lab

1 Get 2 magnet, paper and iron filings.

2 Put 1 magnet under the paper.

3 Sprinkle iron filings on to paper over the magnet.

  • Draw the magnetic field the filings show around the magnet.

4 Put two magnets under the paper (not touching)  north to south pole and sprinkle the filings over the magnets.

  • Draw the magnetic field between the two magnets.

5. Put two magnets under the paper (repelling north to north). Sprinkle the filings over the magnets.

  • Draw the magnetic field between the two magnets.

Answer the following questions.

  1. When the magnets attract how do the filings line up? Explain.
  2. When the magnets repel how do the filings line up? Explain.
  3. In 5-7 sentences explain whether or not magnetic fields are real and use evidence from the activity to support your position.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain the difference between chemical and physical properties.
  • Finish the notes on chemical and physical properties.
  • Video and discussion on chemical and physical  changes.

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September 24- 27 PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES WEDNESDAY!!! 1:00pm -4:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:30 pm. SEE YOU THERE!!

September 26th, 2018 by lodaniels

September 28

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is the difference between static electricity and regular electricity?
  • Video on Magnetism.
  • Graded Magnet reading and static comb lab.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List the states of matter.
  • Notes on chemical and physical properties.

Physical property – characteristic of a substance that describes it.  Anything you can see, hear, touch, taste, smell or measure.

  • ablility to be cut
  • state of matter
  • solid,liquid,gas,plasma
  • any change between states
  • boiling, melting, freezing, sublimating, condensing, evaporating, depositing
  • malleable
  • brittle
  • ductile
  • conductive
  • insulative
  • color
  • size
  • shape
  • smell
  • texture
  • density

Chemical property- a characteristic of a substance that describes its ability to change into new substances.

  • explosive
  • flammable
  • not flammable
  • not explosive
  • toxic
  • not toxic
  • ability to tarnish
  • ability to rust
  • digesting
  • acidic
  • basic

 

 

September 27

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What structure is moving when you build up a static charge?

Static activity

  • Get a comb, a piece of paper (rip it into small pieces)
  • Comb your hair for 30 seconds then hold the comb over the paper.  Observe and record what happens.
  • Comb your hair again for 30 seconds.  Hold the comb next to a very small stream of water from the kitchen sink. Observe and record what happens.

Answer the following questions

  • What force are we observing?
  • Draw a diagram of your hair, the comb and the paper.  Make sure to show the electrons and how they move.
  • Draw a diagram of your hair, the comb and the water.  Make sure to show the electrons and how they move.
  • In your own words explain static electricity.

8th Grade

Bell work – List 3 examples each of chemical and physical properties.

Notes in our notebooks.

Physical properties- characteristics of a substance that describe it without changing its identity.  Anything you can touch, taste, smell, see, hear or measure.

5 Examples –

  • color
  • state (solid, liquid, gas or any change between)
  • Density
  • being able to be cut
  • malleability
  • ductility
  • conductivity

Chemical properties – Characteristics of a substance that describe its ability to undergo change.

Examples

  • Explosive
  • flammable
  • not explosive
  • not flammable
  • toxic
  • acidic
  • basic
  • radio active

 

 

September 26

7th Grade

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is a chemical property?
  • Finish vocabulary words posted yesterday.

Grade Notebooks for the following

  • How small is an atom notes.
  • Definitions for element, element molecule, compound molecule.
  • Molecule lab
  • bell work- September 10-21 (9)
  • September 25

7th Grade

  •  Bell work – List three ways you can build up static electricity.
  • Magnetism reading and questions.  We will have time to finish in class on Wednesday.

8th Grade

Bell work – What is a physical property?

Vocabulary – Define the following words.

  • chemical bond                 nucleus
  • symbol                              mixture
  • atomic number               chemical property
  • chemical formula           chemical reaction
  • subscript                          physical property
  • ductile                              Physical change
  • malleable                         endothermic reaction
  • matter                               exothermic reaction
  • proton                               Reactant
  • neutron                             product
  • electron                             Conservation of mass
  • monomer
  •   polymer
  • solution
  • hydrocarbon
  •   concentration
  • enzyme
  •  catalyst
  • Inhibitor

September 24th

7th Grade

  • Bell work – List 3 forces that exist but can’t necessarily be seen.

Graded bell work notebooks for the following.

  • Newtons’s 3rd Law worksheet
  • 3rd Law Balloon Lab
  • Bell work September 10- 21

8th  Grade

  • Bell work – What is a property?
  • Graded Quiz from Friday.

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September 17- 21

September 17th, 2018 by lodaniels

September 21

7th Grade

  • Grading 7th grade bell work Monday, September 24th.
  • Bell work – What forces act on us even though we cant see them?
  • Discussion on gravity, static electricity and magnetism.

8th Grade

  • Turned in Quiz review and took quiz.

September 20

  • 7th Grade Bell work – How do we measure force?
  • Mars Lander testing and write up.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 4 parts of the atomic model checklist.
  • Went over quiz review.
  • Studied for quiz.

September 19

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is surface area?
  • Mars Lander Project.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain the difference between the force that holds atoms together and the force that holds molecules together.
  • Worked on Quiz review.  (quiz review due Friday before the quiz)

September 18

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What force do you need to focus on in building your lander?
  • Worked on Mars Lander Project.

8th Grade  (QUIZ FRIDAY)

  • Bell work – What happens to the characteristics of atoms when they combine to make molecules.
  • Handed out 8.1.1 test review.
  • 8th grade Quiz Review NAME

September 17

7th Grade

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Are all molecules made up the same?
  • Molecule Worksheet
  • molecules

 

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September 10-14

September 13th, 2018 by lodaniels

September 14

7th Grade

  • Bell work- Which balloon went the farthest, the big one or the small one?  Explain your answer.
  • Finished Newton’s 3rd law lab.

8th Grade

Bell work – Define

  • element
  • compound molecule
  • element molecule

Group activity classify the following as element, element molecule, compound element.

  • CO2
  • Ni
  • O3
  • NaCl
  • Li
  • O
  • Co2
  • H
  • H2O
  • H2
  • C6H12O6
  • Cl2

September 13

7th Grade

  • Bell work- Write down Newton’s 3rd Law in your own words.
  • Balloon Rocket Lab
  • Newton’s 3rd law lab (do only the balloon section)

8th Grade

  • Bell work- List one thing we talked about yesterday that really blew your mind.
  • Graded Counting atoms worksheet

Counting Atoms

Notes on  molecule structure

  • Element – A single type of atom. There are 118 currently known elements.
  • Elemental – Made up of only one type of atom.
  • Element molecule – 2 or more of the same atom combined in a set ratio.  O2 (gaseous oxygen) O3 Ozone, N2 (gaseous Nitrogen)
  • Compound molecule – 2 or more different atoms combined in a set ratio. H2O, NaClO (bleach), NH4 (ammonia)

September 12

7th Grade

  • Bell work –Explain why Newton’s 3rd Law is more evident in zero gravity.
  • Video of Michael Phelps swimming and Space Shuttle launch.  The first two pages of Newton’s 3rd Law lab are based on the videos.
  • Look up a video on someone swimming or a rocket launch to answer the questions.

8th Grade

  • Bell work- How small is an atom?
  • Watch the following Ted Talk. Fill out the chart below and answer the questions based on what you learn.

https://www.ted.com/talks/just_how_small_is_an_atomHow Small is the Atom?

Atomic Size Model
With your partner discuss the following and come up with a prediction for each. After watching the video record the actual answer. How close were you to the actual answer?
If an atom is as big as a football stadium, how big would the nucleus be?
What makes up the majority of an atom’s volume
If a grapefruit was blown up to the size of the earth, how big would the individual atoms be?
Conclusion on Scale and Proportion of Atoms
Explain what proportion of the atom is made up of the nucleus, electrons, and empty space.
Explain the scale of an atom in comparison with things you can see with your eyes.

September 11

7th Grade

8th Grade

  • Bell work- Count the atoms in the following equations.

(NaCl)3

5 H2SO4

  • Last day in class to work on the Counting Atoms Packet.  It will be due THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th.  IF YOU ARE NOT FINISHED TODAY IT IS HOMEWORK.
  • Counting Atoms

September 10

7th Grade-

  • Bell work-What is Newton’s 3rd Law.
  • Finished Vocab from Friday.  (words are listed on Friday’s Blog Entry) They will be graded Wednesday, September 12th. They are homework if you are not finished.

8th Grade

  • Bell work- Count the atoms in the following compounds.

(C6H12O6)3

NH4

  • Worked on Counting Atoms Worksheet.
  • I have emailed a copy of this worksheet to your WSD student email.
  • Counting Atoms

 

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September 4-7

September 4th, 2018 by lodaniels

September 7

7th Grade

Bell work – Explain how yesterdays lab shows Newton’s 2nd Law.

We graded bell work notebooks for the following assignments. These were all done in class.

  • 1st law activity
  • 1st law cheat sheet
  • mass lab (cars)
  • acceleration lab
  • Bell work 8/27 – 9/7

Vocabulary -Define the following words

  • Friction
  • balanced force
  • Unbalanced force
  • mass
  • acceleration
  • force
  • Newton’s 1st law
  • Newton’s 2nd law
  • Newton’s 3rd law
  • weight
  • motion
  • velocity

8th grade

Bell work – List each type of atom present and how many of each present.

  • H2O

We graded bell work notebooks for the following

  • Static (balloon) lab
  • Atomic structure – draw 7 atoms and their parts
  • Atomic model checklist
  • Model comparison
  • Bell Work 8/27 -9/7

Counting atoms worksheet.

Counting Atoms

September 6

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Give 2 examples of unbalanced forces.
  • Finished Acceleration lab.
  • Acceleration lab

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain why the “modern” model of the atom is the most correct.
  • Finished assignment from yesterday.

September 5

7th Grade

  • Bell work- Define balanced and unbalanced force.
  • Acceleration lab
  • Acceleration lab

8th Grade

Bell work -Why is it important to understand the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom?

Look up the following atomic models on the internet. Using the “Atomic Model Checklist” from Tuesday, create a T chart for each model showing the pros and cons for that model based on how it compares to the checklist.

  • Dalton
  • Thomson
  • Rutherford
  • Bohr
  • Cloud
  • Modern

September 4

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Define independent variable and dependent variable.
  • Finished Mass Lab

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Draw and label a square from the periodic table
  • Wrote down “Atomic Model Checklist” in our notebooks.

To be a good representation of an atom a model show the following.

  1. All 3 sub atomic particles and their charges.
  2. Protons and Neutrons should be shown larger than electrons.
  3. Protons and neutrons should be close together in the center of the atom.
  4. Electrons should be smaller than protons and neutrons, should be far away from the nucleus. They should be in an area around the nucleus.
  5. The atom should show its structure is mostly empty space.

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August 27-31

August 29th, 2018 by lodaniels

August 31

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Is gravity one of Newton’s Laws.

MASS LAB (CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS THE FILE)

8th Grade

  • Bell Work – List each subatomic particle, where its found in the atom, what its charge is and whether or not it has mass.

Atomic structure activity.

  • Pick 7 different atoms from the periodic table.
  • In your notebook draw them with the appropriate number of Protons, Neutrons and Electrons for that atom.

August 30

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Write down Newton’s 1st law.

Notebook activity –

  • Write down Newton’s 1st Law.
  • Draw 3 separate examples of the law and label the forces involved.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List the parts of an atom.
  • Atom model power point.

August 29

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What did you learn from the activity yesterday?
  • Finished 1st Law activity and went over answers.

8th Grade

  • Bell Work – What did the static activity yesterday show us about the structure of atoms?
  • Finished Unit 8.1.1 pretest.

August 28

7th Grade

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Draw a model of an atom.
  • Static electricity activity.

August 27

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is Science?
  • Dragster and ski jump videos about Newton’s 1st Law. Videos were followed by a class discussion.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is Chemistry?
  • Discussion on Atoms.

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WELCOME BACK

August 16th, 2018 by lodaniels

7th and 8th Grade

  • All students need a composition notebook by Monday, August 27th.
  • All disclosure statements are due Tuesday, August 28th in class.

 

Below are URL’s to accept the disclosure online or an option to print a new one.

On line  7th grade disclosure acceptance form    https://goo.gl/forms/bmt2sQpTYkhpNBRs1

or you can print another one. 7th Grade Disclosure

On line 8th grade disclosure acceptance form    https://goo.gl/forms/1mLOalkIgBh438gx1

Or you can print another one. 8th Grade Dislosure

PEAK disclosure (download only)  Peak Disclosure

 

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May 21-25

May 21st, 2018 by lodaniels

Last week of school

  • We will grade bell work May 11-15 and Pg 145 on Monday, May 21.
  • All late or makeup work is due by 3:00 pm today, May 21st.
  • Remind your student to clean out their locker.
  • Pay any fines owed.

Friday school ends at 12:15 pm

 

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