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6th Grade- Finish your chart on the different planets gravity. When finding the weight of an animal on a different planet you multiply the animals weight on Earth by the percent of the Earth's gravity the other planet has.
A panada weighs about 250pounds on Earth. If a panda was on the surface of Mars it would experience 38% of the Earth's gravity.
Panda's weight on mars= 250 x .38
7th grade- none
8th grade- none
6th Grade- None
7th Grade- Lit Circles for Chapter 3 Section 2
8B- Finish the backside of vocab wks.
6th Grade- Study for your quiz
7th Grade- finish your hot air balloons
8th Grade- Finish Directed Reading Wks
The 6th Grade will be having a quiz on Friday. The quiz will cover all of chapter 2.
The students should be able to define the following vocabulary:
Solar system, nebula, solar nebula, planetesimal, orbit, revolution, rotation, ellipse, astronomical unit, corona, chromosphere, nuclear fusion, crust, mantle, core, sunspot.
1. What two forces balance each other to keep a nebula of dust and gas from collapsing or flying apart?
2. Why is there only one planet in orbit around each sun?
3. Where does the sun get it's energy?
4. Where did the water on Earth come from?
5. What was the Earth's first atmosphere like?
6. What green house gas from volcanoes helped warm the Earth?
7. Where did the oxygen in our current atmosphere com from?
8. What are the layers of the sun starting from the outside in?
6th Grade- Finish Sunny Side Wks and study for your quiz on Friday
7th Grade- Finish test corrections
8th Grade- Study for test tomorrow. Bring in the chapter review signed for extra credit. Come in before or after school to review your pretest.
Students have a test on Wednesday. Students are welcome to come in before or after school to review their pretest.
To get extra credit the students have to bring in their completed Chapter Review signed by a parent. ZThe Chapter review can be found at the end of the chapter on page 96-97. I am having trouble with my computer so I cannot upload a copy to my weblog.
This past weekend St. Juliana had four students participate in the science fair. Each one of them received GOLD and one of them scored in the top 50 projects out of more than 500. The science fair is composed of students from Chicago non-public schools from grades 7- 12.
The four students are Kyle Steffen, Annie Sugrue, Adam Okrzesik, and Josie O'Shaughnessy.
Josie was in the 50 projects and qualifies to compete at state on May 5th 2012
6th Grade- Finish Distance of the Sun Lab
7th Grade- Study for test on Thursday
8th Grade- Bring in materials for your model of an eye.
The 7th grade will have a test on Thursday. The test will cover chapter two.
The students should know the following terms:
Terminal Velocity, free fall, projectile motion, inertia, and momentum.
Students should be able to:
-Explain how gravity and air resistance affect acceleration
-Explain why objects in orbit appear to be weightless
-Describe how an orbit is formed
-Describe projectile motion
-State and apply Newton's laws of motion
-Compare the momentum of different objects.
This will count as the study guide. The students have already completed the study guide as homework. To get extra credit students may print out this post and get it signed.
Over the next few weeks we have two different projects we are collecting for. We have our Easter Basket and our Blacktop Ball Basket.
This year for our Easter basket we have to collect for a boy. We already have a great start but we are in need of more items like candy and small toys.
For our Blacktop Ball Basket our theme is Boys' Sports. Some ideas for the basket are footballs, baseballs, bats, baseball mitt, frisbee, street hockey equipment, soccer ball/net, and gift cards to sporting good store.
Thank you for all your donations!
This week is going to be hard because of Terra Nova.
6th Grade has to finish their instructions on how to make a solar system.
7th Grade has to finish their scripts.
8th grade has to finish their wks and review the eye for our dissections.
At the bottom of this entry I am trying something new. These are notes that were taken in class with the 8th grade. If you click on the play button you should be able to listen to what was said while the notes were being written.
6th Grade- None
7th Grade- None
8A- Final copy of Nervous System pep talk
8B- Lab write from page 93