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

Weather Test, Monday March 12

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:

  1. The uneven heating of the earth’s surface is the cause of weather.
  2. Weather is the current conditions; climate is the long-term trends.
  3. As altitude increases, air pressure decreases.
  4. High pressure typically brings good weather; low pressure typically brings bad weather.
  5. Both warm and cold fronts bring precipitation. Cold fronts bring sudden, heavy storms, while warm fronts bring long, steady precipitation.
  6. The boundary between two air masses is called a front. Air masses share characteristics (temp, humidity) with the region over which they were formed.
  7. In the US, weather typically moves from west to east.
  8. Know the water cycle.

School Supplies for 2017-2018

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.

  1. Notebook
  2. Pencil (I recommend mechanical pencils)
  3. Color-pencils
  4. USB Flash Drive (I recommend at least 1GB)
  5. Ruler
  6. Scissors
  7. headphones/earbuds
  8. 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.