Mrs. Jennie Whittle « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Hello Students and Families,
In the past month covered Forces in Motion. In the coming month we will be learning how to calculate speed and acceleration. We learned how to calculate speed, acceleration, and kinetic & potential energy. We did some really fun labs like determining speed by chomping bubble gum, used foam tubing to make rollercoasters in order to study kinetic and potential energy and raced hot wheels to practice calculating average and instantaneous speed. We are currently learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion. We are studying about inertia and action/reaction forces. In the coming months we will begin the unit on Chemistry. We will be discussing the different states of matter and how matter changes states.
These chapters have unfamiliar vocabulary and challenging concepts. Please continue to encourage your student to complete their homework, utilize the online textbook resources, and study for tests and quizzes.
In the 7th grade we have recently been working on Introduction to the Human Body. We’ve learned about human body organization and how the body maintains homeostasis by working together. We began learning about the different body systems as well. We have already covered the Muscular, Skeletal, and Integumentary (skin) systems. We did some really fun labs like testing the strength of bones using paper plates, challenged out muscles by squeezing a clothes pin hundreds of times, and testing the different SPFs of sunscreen using photosensitive paper. In the coming months we will continue the unit on human body systems. We will be discussing the Circulatory, Respiratory, Nervous, and the Endocrine systems.
. These chapters have unfamiliar vocabulary and challenging concepts. Please continue to encourage your student to complete their homework, utilize the online textbook resources, and study for tests and quizzes.
Online Textbook & Bonus Activities - Students will be given an access code for their class period during the first week of school (they are also located below by class periods). They must register using the instruction sheet that will be provided (located below). At the web site students will find their textbook online and additional activities to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom. They will also have the opportunity to get bonus points on vocabulary quizzes if they test themselves prior with the online flashcards (they must have a parent witness and sign off). This will help them prepare/study for all vocabulary quizzes. One week prior to the chapter tests students will have access to the online chapter practice test. They will also have the opportunity to get bonus points on for all chapter tests. Again, this will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests. The web site is - www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
Username - last name first initial @tvcs
Password - Buff@108 (for 8th grade)
Password - Buff@107 (for 7th grade)
Online Vocabulary Flash Cards Instructions:
1. After successful login, click on Explore (top right).
2. Click on the chapter.
3. Click on The Essential Question.
4. Click on Vocabulary Flash Cards (top right).
5. Click on next and then Test me.
6. Hide the terms & select random.
7. Do not forget to have a parent sign off for credit
Online Practice Test Instructions:
1. After successful login, click on Things To Do (top right).
2. The test will be waiting for you one week prior to the test date.
3. The score will be sent to me
Honors Science Fair (students must pick up the packet for GREEN or GOLD path to put into their FOLDERS to follow the step by step process & examples):
**Students should be recording background notes in their log books and the locations of where they find the information.
Owl Purdue – MLA and APA formatting style guide
EasyBib - bibiography and citation generator
Citation Machine – a guide for creating MLA and APA formatting
GOLD Path - Interactive Forms https://student.societyforscience.org/forms
14-15 Project Guide for the GOLD Path -
Life Science Advanced Syllabus -
Physical Science Syllabus -
Science Fair GOLD Path Checklist & Due Dates -
Science Fair GREEN Path Checklist & Due Dates -
Science Fair Ideas GOLD/GREEN Path -
Science Fair Rough Plan - This is where you start :)