Science Test – Tuesday 29 May

On Tuesday, May 29, we will be having our final science test for the year. It is a comprehensive exam which will cover ALL the topics we discussed over the last 9 months. Please review your science notes, vocabulary foldables, BrainPop videos, handouts, etc. to prepare for this test. The exam will be approximately 40 multiple choice and short answer questions. Here are a list of topics to help you to study:

  • Weather (Conditions, Clouds, Air Pressure, Fronts, Air Masses, Isolines, Atmosphere)
  • Simple Machines
  • Energy (Transformations, KE/PE)
  • Heat (Types of Heat Transfer, Expansion/Contraction)
  • States of Matter
  • Reading Charts and Graphs
  • Volume, Mass, and Density
  • Food Chains and Webs
  • Ecosystem Roles (predator/prey, consumer/producer, herbivore/carnivore/omnivore)
  • Cells
  • Animal Classification
  • Photosynthesis

Zebra Mussel Presentation & Resources

You have an opportunity for extra-credit!

Complete the following task, and email a .pdf of your slide to contact(at)mrtubbs.info by 11:59pm on Friday, May 25. Only projects that are completed with personal excellence will be considered for credit. (Do your BEST!)

Task: Create a Keynote (or Powerpoint or Google Slide) 1-slide presentation of your research on Zebra Mussels and Native Clams. Your presentation should include the following:

– Title
– Question
– Hypothesis
– Background Research (five sources of evidence/information)
– IDD
– Explanation of Methods (provided by Mr. Tubbs – see below)
– Results/Data (graphs)
– Discussion (DSET writing)
– Literature Cited (all sources – websites, articles, videos, etc.)
This will look like a project board. There is an example in the gallery below. 

Essay Template (page 2 – how to cite your sources)

PRESENTATION RUBRIC

Here are some images and graphs that may help you in your presentation:

Research Methods:

Zebra Mussels and Native Clams were examined yearly by scientists from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Samples were collected at a sampling site near Kingston, NY from 1986 to 2013. All data was retrieved from the American Museum of Natural History’s “Hudson River Ecology” curriculum.

UPDATE: Here is a LINK to the article, “An Unwelcome Newcomer.” Use the link in your literature cited.