Thursday, June 15, 2017

9TH GRADE VIDEO: How to Breakdown the Acceleration Equation

9TH GRADE VIDEO: How to Solve a Negative Acceleration Equation

9TH GRADE VIDEO: How to Solve a Positive Acceleration Equation

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations
Beginning on July 18 or 19, 2017
Prepare a speech with your group (four or five students) about one of the topics provided below. While the information will be taken from your textbook, you may get pictures for your slideshow from other sources. The day of the speech, a PowerPoint slideshow must be presented (e-mail it to profjkernahanscience@gmail.com; in addition, you must bring a USB drive as a plan b).
PowerPoint slideshow: without transitions or animations. Number of slides: 13-15
·         Title slide
·         Two slides per student
·         Lesson review (three slides)
·         Final slide
File name: 8 X Name 1, Name 2, Name 3, Name 4 (X = your classroom; names of the members of your group)
Dates for the Speeches and PowerPoint presentations
Group
Lesson
Questions
 (Lesson Review)
8 A
8 B
8 C
8 D
1
9.1
1-9
July 18
July 18
July 17
July 17
2
9.2
1-8, 10
July 19
July 19
July 18
July 19
3
9.3
1-9
July 20
July 20
July 19
July 20
4
9.4
1-9
July 21
July 21
July 21
July 21
5
9.5
1-9
July 25
July 25
July 24
July 24
6
10.1
1-11
July 26
July 26
July 25
July 26
7
11.4
1-15
July 27
July 27
July 26
July 27
8
11.5
1-10
July 28
July 28
July 28
July 28

Speeches Assessment Criteria (individual grade)
·     Presentation is delivered well, and enthusiasm is shown for topic
·     Words are clearly pronounced and can easily be heard
·     Information is presented in a logical, interesting sequence that the audience can follow
·     Often makes eye contact with audience
·     Stands straight, facing the audience
·     Uses movements appropriate to the presentation; does not fidget
·     Covers the topic well in the time allowed (2 minutes)
·     Gives enough information to clarify the topic, but does not include irrelevant details
PowerPoint Presentations Assessment Criteria (group grade)
·     Topic is well researched, and essential information is presented
·     The product shows evidence of an original and inventive approach
·     The presentation conveys an obvious, overall message
·     Contains all the required media elements, such as text and graphics
·     Fonts and formatting are used appropriately to emphasize words; color is used appropriately to enhance the fonts
·     Sequence of presentation is logical and/or the navigation is easy and understandable
·     Artistic elements are appropriate and add to the overall presentation
·     The combination of graphic elements with words and ideas produces an effective presentation
·     Written elements have correct grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation


9th grade: Ecology Week 2017

Ecology Week 2017
Lab Project (IN SPANISH with Teacher Yiskol Henriquez)
9th grade
Mounting of the poster: July 3-7, 2017
Prepare a poster using color paper (approximately 120 cm x 100 cm) about one of the topics provided below. All the mounting work must be done in the lab in the allotted time.
  1. Hydroelectric Energy
  2. Geothermal Energy
  3. Solar Energy
  4. Wind Energy
  5. Plastic Recycling
  6. Paper Recycling
  7. Aluminum Recycling
  8. E-waste
Posters Assessment Criteria (group grade)

·         Matches the assignment in format
·         Brings the required materials to the lab
·         Uses laboratory time productively and stays on task
·         Works well with partners
·         Topic is well researched and quality information is presented
·         Posters have large titles and the message, or purpose, is obvious
·         Images are big, clear, and convey important information
·         Artistic elements are appropriate and add to the overall presentation
·         Text is neat
·         Captions and labels have correct spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation


8th grade: Ecology Week 2017

Ecology Week 2017
Lab Project (IN SPANISH with Teacher Yiskol Henriquez)
8th grade
Mounting of the presentation board: June 28; Speech: July 5
Prepare a tri-fold poster board (a.k.a. presentation display board) about one of the topics provided below. The ensuing week you will present a speech (1 ½ to 2 minutes per student). All the mounting work must be done in the lab in the allotted time.
Natural Disasters (Safety Measures)

1.     Floods

2.     Tornadoes
3.     Thunderstorms and Lightning
4.     Extreme Heat
5.     Hurricanes

 

Saving Energy

6.     Lighting and Appliances
7.     Home Office and Electronics
8.     Transportation
Resources for the topics 1-5: All the information required appears in the brochure at:
You must download the document and use the information that corresponds to you topic. Other sources must be consulted to get the pictures for your poster.
Resources for the topics 6-8: All the information required appears in the brochure at: http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/06/f2/energy_savers_spanish.pdf
You must download the document and use the information that corresponds to you topic. Other sources must be consulted to get the pictures for your poster.


Assessment: Two grades: speech (individual grade) and poster (group grade)
Speeches Assessment Criteria (individual grade)
·     Presentation is delivered well, and enthusiasm is shown for topic
·     Words are clearly pronounced and can easily be heard
·     Information is presented in a logical, interesting sequence that the audience can follow
·     Often makes eye contact with audience
·     Stands straight, facing the audience
·     Uses movements appropriate to the presentation; does not fidget
·     Covers the topic well in the time allowed
·     Gives enough information to clarify the topic, but does not include irrelevant details
Posters Assessment Criteria (group grade)
·         Matches the assignment in format
·         Brings the required materials to the lab
·         Uses laboratory time productively and stays on task
·         Works well with partners
·         Topic is well researched and quality information is presented
·         Posters have large titles and the message, or purpose, is obvious
·         Images are big, clear, and convey important information
·         Artistic elements are appropriate and add to the overall presentation
·         Text is neat

·         Captions and labels have correct spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation

Monday, May 22, 2017

Final Tests Study Guide (1st trimester 2017)

8th grade (May 29, 2017):  Units 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 4.3: Study the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, visual summaries, lesson reviews and the rest of the book activities. Line graphs (You may download the tidal data from the teacher’s blog to practice).

Required supplies: pen, pencil, eraser, ruler. You may download the study guide posted in the teacher’s blog; this study guide DOES NOT replace the need to study from the book; it is just a study aid.

9th grade (May 31, 2017): Problems of speed (basic and advanced) and graphs of speed from the pages 6-9, 13-15 of the Worksheets 9th grade (1st trimester 2017).

Required supplies: pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, study chart and scientific calculator.