science

An online resource for Mr. Clarke's science students

Welcome, fellow scientists!

I'm so excited to get to know you all this year, and for all that we're going to learn about the natural world together. Use this site as a starting point for finding all of the important resources and links you'll need for class this year.

OCT 19-23 In-Person Agenda

FOCUS: Making Precise Measurements

OBJECTIVES:

  • Why is standardized measurement important? Measurement systems - esp. Metric/SI system.

  • Identify all measured digits and the estimated digit using different ruler scales.

AGENDA:

  1. #06.i1 Lab Safety Check-In

    • If you finish early, you may begin #06.r1 (CK-12 Reading) while you wait for others to finish the lab safety check-in

  2. #06.i2 Flocabulary: The Metric System

  3. #06.i3 Ruler Activity and Analysis Questions

    • After you've made your measurements using the 3 different rulers, jump ahead to do #06.i4 (below) FIRST before attempting the analysis questions that go along with the Ruler Activity.

  4. #06.i4 Recording Measurements with Estimated Digits

  5. If you finish today's in-class agenda before class ends, feel free to begin the agenda items on this week's remote agenda.

DUE DATES: Complete the assignments listed above by the end of the day on Friday (10/26)

OCT 19-23 Remote Agenda

FOCUS: Making Precise Measurements

OBJECTIVES:

  • Why is standardized measurement important? Measurement systems - esp. Metric/SI system.

  • Identify all measured digits and the estimated digit using different ruler scales.

AGENDA:

  1. #06.r1 CK-12 Reading: Appropriate Units for Metric Length Measurement

  2. #06.r2 Nearpod Notes: Recording Measurements


  3. #06.r3 Video: Precision, Accuracy, Measurement, and Significant Figures

DUE DATES: Complete the assignments listed above by the end of the day on Friday (10/26)

OCT 8-16 Agenda

This Week's Focus: Density and Measurement

OBJECTIVES: There is a list of this week's learning objectives on the first page of your blue Density and Measurement Packet, and learning objectives are listed in the directions for each of the assignments below.

Your Assignment, due by the end of the day on Friday., 10/16 is to complete your blue packet*

* You can skip page 14, comparing Mass and Weight

On Google Classroom, I've broken this down into bite-sized chunks, which you can see in more detail in your Classwork tab. Those chunks are:

  1. #04.1 Measurement Practice

  2. #04.2 Gizmo: Measuring Volume

  3. #04.3 Edpuzzle: Density

  4. #04.4 Density Reading and Questions

  5. #04.5 Gizmos: “Density” and “Slice and Dice”

  6. #04.6 Density Practice

(If it's helpful to have some incremental deadlines, I would recommend trying to complete #1 and 2 by the end of this week, and complete #3 and 4 before next Thursday.)

I will add answer keys to each assignment's directions as we progress through the week.

As you can see, I'm trying something different, and posting the entire week's sequence of activities I'd like you to engage with to learn about Density and Measurement. I want you to have the flexibility to work on them at any point this week — whether you're in class or remote — without having to wait for the day that you have remote or in-person science class. We'll have lab supplies available in the room so that you can do some hands-on experimentation of your own using graduated cylinders, rulers, and electronic balances. My hope is that freeing you up from daily deadlines will afford you the opportunity to use class time to get help with what you need when you need it, so that by October 14th you feel that you have a solid grasp of the learning objectives listed on the first page of your blue "Density and Measurement" packet. I welcome your feedback about how this approach works for you, and you can let me know by answering this question on Google Classroom.

OCT 7 Remote Agenda (Half Day)

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Check over your work from assignments that we've completed recently!

  2. Define length, mass, and volume

  3. Describe how to measure the volume of an object, regardless of its shape

AGENDA:

  1. #03h1 Slide Deck: Measuring Length, Mass & Volume

  2. #03h2 Half-day Weekly Wrap-Up

DUE DATES:

  • Before the start of your next in-person class ➝ finish #03h1 by viewing, listening to, and taking notes (in your lab notebook) on the slides about "Measuring Length, Mass & Volume"

OCT 1-6 In-Person Agenda

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Sharpen observation skills, introduce the concept of scientific measurement.

  2. Describe some tools/equipment that scientists use and why is it important to use the correct tools.

DO NOW: Go to GoFormative.com so that we can review Part 1 of yesterday's General Lab Safety Overview. I will change the assignment so that you can edit your responses.

AGENDA:

  1. Distribute Density and Measurement Packets

  2. Class review of #010 General Lab Safety Overview, Part 1

  3. What is DATA?

  4. #03i3 (A familiar experiment)

  5. #03i4 Common Laboratory Equipment

DUE DATES:

  • By the end of the day on Tuesday 10/6 ➝ Complete #03i3 and #03i4

OCT 1-6 Remote Agenda

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Sharpen observation skills, introduce the concept of scientific measurement.

AGENDA:

  1. #03r1 General Lab Safety Overview - Video Recap, Part 2

  2. #03r2 Review the learning objectives and vocab for our unit on Matter, Measurement, and Density

  3. #03r3 Measurement Reading

DUE DATES:

  • By the end of the day on Tuesday 10/6 ➝ Complete #03r1 through #03r3

SEP 30 Remote Agenda (Half Day)

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Brainstorm ways in which we use measurements in everyday life

  2. Describe basic lab safety rules

DO NOW: Open the Nearpod app and enter the code shown on your teacher's screen, then contribute to the board.

REMOTE AGENDA:

  1. Two Truths and a Lie, continued.

  2. Measurements in everyday life

  3. Log into GoFormative.com

  4. Complete #010 - General Lab Safety practices, Part 1 of 2

DUE DATES:

  • By next class ➝ Complete #010

SEP 29 Agenda (Period 6 only)

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Differentiate between physical and chemical changes of matter

  2. Identify evidence of a chemical change

REMOTE AGENDA:

  1. Two Truths and a Lie, continued.

  2. Things we learned from our first time using your eText

  3. #008 BrainPop - Property Changes

  4. #009 - Chemical Changes Gizmo

DUE DATES:

  • By tomorrow (9/30) → Finish through #009

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Learn how to access your electronic textbook (eText)

  2. Describe and classify matter

REMOTE AGENDA:

  1. Two Truths and a Lie, continued.

  2. Results from #005 (yesterday's 12:38 experiment!)

  3. Review answers to yesterday’s Exit Slip

  4. #006 Set up your eTextbook account

  5. Use remaining class time to work on #007 Describing and Classifying Matter

DUE DATES:

  • Before next Wednesday (9/30) → Finish through #007

OBJECTIVE: Explain the cause of the seasons, and conduct an experiment that uses the angle of sunlight to determine your latitude.

REMOTE AGENDA

  • DO NOW: Finish writing your 2 Truths & 1 Lie!

  • What in the world???

  • Two Truths and a Lie

  • ID’ing adults’ misconceptions about the causes of seasons

  • Prove that the Earth is Round at 12:38 PM today!

  • If Time: Review answers to yesterday’s Exit Slip

DUE DATES

  • Today → #001 through #003

  • Before weekend → #004 Seasons in 3D Gizmo

  • (OPTIONAL) Do #005 outside today at 12:38 PM!

SEP 21 & 22 Agenda

OBJECTIVE: Describe how the Earth's tilt causes places on Earth to experience different intensities of sunlight at different times of year, leading to temperature changes that result in seasons.

REMOTE AGENDA

① Attendance

Flocabulary - Seasons

③ How your work is organized in Classroom

④ Assignments due: #001, #002, and #003

⑤ How to access assignments on Canvas

⑥ Do #002 in your own Breakout Room

⑦ Take a 10 minute break at any point before class ends

⑧ Do #003 in your own Breakout Room


SEP 17 & 18 Agenda

  1. Attendance & Logistics

  2. Zoom Do's and Don'ts

  3. Observations & Inferences about your science teacher

  4. 8th Grade Science Expectations, Materials, & FAQs

  5. Wildfires & earth.nullschool.net