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.

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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 science@holyfamilydalecity.org

If you are looking for VOCABULARY WORDS ON QUIZLET: MY PAGE IS

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PLEASE LOOK UNDER HOMEWORK FOR LINKS TO STUDY FOR QUIZZES!

   To study for the HSPT: click here     https://www.testprepreview.com/hspt_practice.htm

 

Homework

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September:

Monday, 17th:

6th A &B: no HW

7th Grade:no HW

8th grade:no HW

Tuesday, 18th:

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

Wednesday, 19th:

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!

Thursday, 20th:

6th A &B No HW

7th Grade No HW

8th grade No HW

Resources

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:

Lab Safety

6th Grade:  Density and measurement

7th Grade: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

8th Grade: Properties of Waves and sound

About

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

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:

Science Fair- 3 ideas for topics worksheet

science fair contract for parents and students to sign

For information on Hypothesis             science fair Hypothesis and Independent and Dependent Variables worksheet.

How to write a hypothesis science fair

How to use Easy Bib Bibliography information – science fair

How to use Easy Bib – science fair part 2

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:

Rubric for science fair abstract research paper and binder

 

 

 

 

 

Science Fair Grading Rubric: Click on the link below to view

Science Fair Grading Rubric

EXAMPLE OF HOW TO MAKE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Use this guide: Science Fair Binder Layout and Tab information

Science-Fair-Table-of-Contents-Page

You should have a minimum of five marked dividers for your science fair binder.  Each should be labeled with the following:

Table of Contents

Abstract

Research Paper

Graphs

Notes

TO ORGANIZE YOUR POSTER LAYOUT:

Science Fair poster layout