Monday, April 17, 2017

9th Grade LAB: Microbalance



Materials
flexible plastic drinking straw
straight pin
cardboard
4 wooden craft sticks
2 paper clips, jumbo size (or 1 jumbo and 1 regular)
2 binder clips, micro size
Transparent tape, glue
ruler
scissors
several sheets of paper
graph paper
Assessment Criteria
•Follows lab procedures carefully and fully
•Brings the required materials to the lab
•Uses laboratory time productively and stays on task
•Uses tools, equipment, and materials properly
•Works well with partners
•Makes quantitative observations carefully, with precision and accuracy.
•Efficiently and properly solves any minor problems that might occur with materials or procedures.
•Appropriate materials were selected and creatively used in the improvement of the model.
•Model functions extraordinarily well, student can easily use the model to demonstrate the concept.

•Great care taken in construction process so that the model is neat, attractive and is made to scale.


8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations
Beginning on April 24 or 25, 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)
Group
Lesson
Questions
 (Lesson Review)
8 A
8 B
8 C
8 D
1
3.1
3.2 (p.103-106)
1-8 (p.93)
1, 3, 5, 6 (p.109)
April 25
April 25
April 24
April 24
2
3.4
1-11
April 26
April 26
April 25
April 26
3
3.5
1-12
April 27
April 27
April 26
April 27
4
3.6
1-11
April 28
April 28
April 28
April 28
5
5.1
1-10
May 2
May 2
May 2
May 3
6
5.2
1-8, 10
May 3
May 3
May 3
May 4
7
5.3
1-10
May 4
May 4
May 5
May 5

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 (1 ½ - 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
·     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; information is easy to read.
·     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 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

9th grade: Scientific Notation Online Practices

Click on this link to practice scientific notation. Each time you go to the web page, it generates a new quiz.

http://janus.astro.umd.edu/cgi-bin/astro/scinote.pl

Click on this link to verify your answers when you convert from decimal to scientific notation or viceversa:

http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/number/scientific-notation-converter.htm

9TH GRADE VIDEO: Convert from Standard to Scientific Notation

Decimal marker: For documents in the English language a point is usual.
When a number has many digits: The groups of three digits should be separated only by a (thin) space; neither a point nor a comma should be used.
To Change from Standard Form to Scientific Notation

If the point moves to the left, the exponent is positive.
If the point moves to the right, the exponent is negative.

9TH GRADE VIDEO: Convert from Scientific Notation to Standard Form

Decimal marker: For documents in the English language a point is usual.
When a number has many digits: The groups of three digits should be separated only by a (thin) space; neither a point nor a comma should be used.
To Change from Scientific Notation to Standard Form
If the exponent is positive, move the point to the right.
If the exponent is negative, move the point to the left.