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Hello Students and Families,

 Science Fair Workshop on Wednesday 9/3 & Thursday   9/4               

 We have been in school for almost a month and the students are doing great.  In both grades we have been reviewing material that is focused on The Nature of Science.  This includes how scientists conduct investigations, what types of tools are used, and how science can affect society.

8th grade

In the coming month we will be covering the electromagnetic spectrum, mirrors, and lenses, thermal energy, heat transfers, and temperature.  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.

7th grade

            In the coming month we will be learning about the levels of human body organization, cells, and microscopes.  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.  

Friday, 9/5 - Typed Background Research with Bibliography - students must follow the guide provided

CITATION RESOURCES

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

 

 

 

Contact: Jennie.Whittle@tvcs.org

PDF documents
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 :)

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7th Grade Science - Science Fair Help

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7th Grade Science - Research Paper Due

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7th Grade Science - Homework 9/8-9/12
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7th Grade Science - Hypothesis Due

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7th Grade Science - Quiz
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8th Grade Science - homework 9/15-9/19
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7th Grade Science - Written Procedure Plan

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7th Grade Science - TEST

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7th Grade Science - Typed Procedure Plan

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7th Grade Science - homework 9/22-9/29
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8th Grade Science - Vocab Quiz

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7th Grade Science - SF Forms Due
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8th Grade Science - homework 9/29-10/3
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