Mrs. Day – Science
Middle School Science
Welcome to science!
I look forward to the new school year and new opportunities to learn more about science! This is my fourth year teaching science to students in third through eighth grade at Holy Family. I hope to encourage in my students a love and excitement for learning about the wonders of God’s creation while we learn about physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and the environment.
This page is designed to keep you updated what we are doing in the science classroom. Homework assignments, vocabulary lists, CELL objectives, and links to the LabLearner resources can be found here.
The LabLearner curriculum is designed so that each academic year is divided into a series of Core Experience Learning Labs (CELLs). Each CELL is divided into three to four Investigations. Each Investigation, in turn, consists of four to five days of instruction – Concepts, Pre-Lab, Lab and Post-Lab.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
If you are looking for VOCABULARY WORDS ON QUIZLET: MY PAGE IS
PLEASE LOOK UNDER HOMEWORK FOR LINKS TO STUDY FOR QUIZZES!
To study for the HSPT: click here https://www.testprepreview.com/hspt_practice.htm
6th A &B: no HW
7th Grade:no HW
8th grade:no HW
6th A &B study for density quiz on Thursday. Quizlet link:https://quizlet.com/_58gdtu
7th Grade:Study for periodic table/ atomic structure quiz Thursday. QUIZLET LINK: https://quizlet.com/_58g70w
8th grade:Study for properties of waves quiz on Thursday. QUIZLET LINK:https://quizlet.com/_58gbbi
6th A &B Use above link to study for quiz TOMORROW!
7th GradeUse above link to study for quiz TOMORROW!
8th grade:Use above link to study for quiz TOMORROW!
6th A &B No HW
7th Grade No HW
8th grade No HW
All students will be using Lab Learner books and materials in their science classroom.
All lab books will be assigned and kept in the classroom unless needed to study for a quiz or test.
Students will begin the school year studying Lab Safety and Classroom procedures!
Students will begin learning the following science topics during September:
6th Grade: Density and measurement
7th Grade: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
8th Grade: Properties of Waves and sound
SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION! (to be updated soon for 2018-2019)
Welcome to the Science fair information area! Here you should be able to find the due date schedule and the assorted links for help with completing various projects for science fair.
CALENDAR OF DUE DATES FOR 2017-2018 science fair
Science Fair Deadlines – SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR HANDOUTS TO PRINT OUT
|Research and Project Design
List of at least 3 possible research topic ideas—–Science Fair- 3 ideas for topics worksheet———-
Research Idea confirmed and Parent approval form signed—
October 25, 2017
October 30, 2017
|Bibliography of at least 5 sources (no more than 2 internet ——-sources). MLA format. No Wikipedia sources||November 6, 2017|
|Formulate hypothesis based on planned experiment———–||November 14, 2017|
|Project design: independent and dependent variables,——– constants, -control group.
materials list, and experimental procedures——————–
|November 21, 2017
November 27, 2017
|Research paper outline——————————————||November 29,2017|
|Final hypothesis based on research——————————-||December 4, 2017|
Writing the Report
|Completed introduction paragraph and background paragraph–||December 6, 2017|
|Completed procedure paragraph and results paragraph———–||December 12, 2017|
|Completed conclusion section—————————————-||December 15, 2017|
|Abstract (rough draft)————————————————
Final research paper due—————————————————-
Abstract Final copy due——————————————
|December 18, 2017
January 4, 2018
January 9, 2018
|Display board draft Information due ————————–||January 11, 2018|
Science Fair Presentations
|Display board final||January 17 , 2018|
|In class presentations||January 17, 2018 – January 23, 2018|
|HFCS Science Fair||January 24, 2018|
CLICK ON THE ITEMS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND STUDENT HAND-OUTS:
Example of Materials and Procedures list : Example of materials and Procedures list for science fair
Independent, Dependent and Control Variables : Science Fair – Independent Dependent Variables worksheet
Science Research paper outline: Science fair research paper outline
Informed Consent Form:Informed Consent Science Fair
Abstract Example with hi-lighted words to help: Science Fair Abstract outline
Graphing information and websites: GRAPHING
POSTER BOARD formatting information: Science Fair poster layout
Display Board and Oral presentation Grading Rubric: Rubric for science fair display board
Rubric for grading ABSTRACT AND RESEARCH PAPER:
Science Fair Grading Rubric: Click on the link below to view
EXAMPLE OF HOW TO MAKE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Use this guide: Science Fair Binder Layout and Tab information
You should have a minimum of five marked dividers for your science fair binder. Each should be labeled with the following:
Table of Contents
TO ORGANIZE YOUR POSTER LAYOUT: