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Hello Students and Families,

 Science Fair Workshop on Monday 8/18/14 3:15-4:15

               

 

Welcome to science.   I teach both 7th grade Advanced Life Science and 8th grade Physical Science.  Please make sure you are looking at the correct information and homework assignments.

8th grade Physical Science

(1) Composition notebook

 (1) Two pocket folders with 3 prongs

• Highlighters

• Clorox wipes 

****In addition to the above items, students must have loose leaf notebook paper, pencils & pens, and a jump drive.  Science textbooks will remain in the classroom.   

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

7th grade Life Science

7th Grade Science Supply List:

• 1” Binder with pocket dividers

• 2 Packs of Loose Leaf Lined Paper

• Pencils, Pens, Highlighters

Disinfectant Wipes

**Advanced Science Students Only: Composition Notebook

****In addition to the above items, students must have loose leaf notebook paper, pencils & pens, and a jump drive.  Science textbooks will remain in the classroom.   

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

 

 

1st period access code:  21275AD7FB5BC5D122A1

2nd period access code:  A9A9E94B3D107D0D1389

3rd period access code:  86F84B85DD4F24C735FA

 

4th period access code:  9C558CF707CDE54606B1

 

 

5th period access code: 03B949A45F1DC7D1DA04

 

6th period access code:  315EE6D0410DAC1B24BE

 

 

 

 

Science Fair....Question?  Where to start?? Great ideas are located in news articles.  Look below for some interesting topics.  Read and finds something that interests you that could be formed into a controlled experiment (that you can do).  Also, observe some previous projects to stimulate ideas - locate the PDF below.  Remember it must have a real application of how to help mankind - not just a cool experiment (we do those in class:).  Students will all be required to complete a science fair project appropriate for their grade level if they are in an Advanced/Honors Science course.  However, they are allowed to pick a path or depending on the topic their teacher will select their path GREEN or GOLD.  GREEN path will complete their investigation with a power-point and present to their teacher.  GREEN path will complete their investigation with a notebook, tri-board, and present to judges from the community.  The GOLD path will require more commitment from the students, but will also provide many great rewards.  Please view the checklist/due date PDF below for both paths. 

https://student.societyforscience.org/additional-science-resources?pid=310

http://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

https://www.sciencenews.org/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

More Science Fair HELP - If you are really struggling to get started or have no idea what science fair is all about, then please read through the material below.

How to think like a scientist...https://student.societyforscience.org/how-think-scientist

It all starts with an idea..https://student.societyforscience.org/it-all-starts-idea

The basics...https://student.societyforscience.org/basics

Feed your brain...https://student.societyforscience.org/feed-your-brain

Terms you should know...https://student.societyforscience.org/glossary-research-terms

 

 

AND MORE Science Fair HELP -  go to science buddies and take the interest survey...http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

 

 

 

Contact: Jennie.Whittle@tvcs.org

PDF documents
14-15 Project Guide for the GOLD Path -
Life Science Advanced Syllabus -
Physical Science Syllabus -
Registration Instructions - Textbook registration instructions
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 :)

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