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)
- Animal Classification
We will have a weather unit text on Monday, March 12. Please review all vocabulary from chapter 6 & chapter 7, your notes from class, your weather packet, and any brainpop videos that have been assigned.
Also, please note the following information:
- The uneven heating of the earth’s surface is the cause of weather.
- Weather is the current conditions; climate is the long-term trends.
- As altitude increases, air pressure decreases.
- High pressure typically brings good weather; low pressure typically brings bad weather.
- Both warm and cold fronts bring precipitation. Cold fronts bring sudden, heavy storms, while warm fronts bring long, steady precipitation.
- The boundary between two air masses is called a front. Air masses share characteristics (temp, humidity) with the region over which they were formed.
- In the US, weather typically moves from west to east.
- Know the water cycle.
Here is the school supply list for all of my classes.
Each of the following items needs to be brought to class EVERYDAY. It is a classroom expectation that students arrive each day in uniform and prepared for class.
- Pencil (I recommend mechanical pencils)
- USB Flash Drive (I recommend at least 1GB)
- One – 2 pocket folder (black, this will be used for science handouts)
Also, students are asked to bring one of the following special items according to their assigned class:
601 – Paper Towels & Tissues
602 – Clorox/Disinfectant Wipes
603 – Looseleaf Paper
604 – Printer Paper
There will also be times when we are working on special projects where additional materials are requested.
Finally, it is preferred that each student have access to a working gmail account.
Please bring all of these to class by Thursday, September 14.