Friday, September 23, 2016

9th grade VIDEO: States of Matter

9th grade VIDEO: Suspensions, colloids and solutions

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations
Beginning on October 3, 2016
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
7.1
1-9
October 4
October 4
October 3
October 3
2
7.2
1-9
October 4
October 4
October 3
October 3
3
7.3
1-9
October 6
October 6
October 4
October 4
4
8.1
1-9
October 7
October 7
October 7
October 7
5
8.2
1-8, 10
October 11
October 11
October 11
October 12
6
8.3
1-9
October 12
October 12
October 11
October 12
7
8.4
1-9
October 13
October 13
October 12
October 13

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Final Tests Study Guide (Wednesday, September 7, 2016)

8th grade: Units 6.1, 6.2: Study the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, visual summaries, lesson reviews and the rest of the book activities. Line graphs (consult page R35 of the textbook). 


Vocabulary terms: Atom, cleavage, compound, crystal, element, fluorescence, fracture, luster, matter, mineral, streak, density, volume, silicate mineral, nonsilicate mineral, inorganic, deposition, erosion, extrusive rock, igneous rock, intrusive rock, metamorphic rock, rock cycle, sedimentary rock, subsidence , uplift, weathering.

Required supplies: pen, pencil, eraser, ruler.


9th grade: Units 4.3, 2.1, 2.2: Study the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, visual summaries, lesson reviews and the rest of the book activities. Review the problems of density. 
Study the names and symbols of the chemical elements of the groups 1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18:
Group 1 (H, Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr)
Group 2 (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra)
Group 13 (B, Al, Ga, In, Tl)
Group 14 (C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb)
Group 15 (N, P, As, Sb, Bi)
Group 16 (O, S, Se, Te, Po)
Group 17 (F, Cl, Br, I, At)

Group 18 (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn)

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

Friday, July 8, 2016

Conferencia Semana Ecológica (Viernes 8 de julio de 2016)

Conferencia Semana Ecológica (Viernes 8 de julio de 2016)

"Humedales: fuente de vida e inspiración" por la Licenciada Mayté González (Wetlands International).

También se puede descargar la presentación haciendo click aquí:


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations

8th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint presentations
Beginning on July 19 or 20, 2016
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; you may 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 19
July 20
July 19
July 20
2
9.2
1-8, 10
July 21
July 21
July 20
July 21
3
9.3
1-9
July 22
July 22
July 22
July 22
4
9.4
1-9
July 26
July 26
July 25
July 25
5
9.5
1-9
July 27
July 27
July 26
July 27
6
10.1
1-11
July 28
July 28
July 27
July 28
7
11.4
1-15
July 29
July 29
July 29
July 29
8
11.5
1-10
August 2
August 2
August 1
August 1

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