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).

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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



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

9TH GRADE VIDEO: Newton's Second Law

8th grade: Ecology Week 2016

Ecology Week 2016
Lab Project (IN SPANISH with Teacher Yiskol Henriquez)
8th grade

Mounting of the presentation board: June 29; Speech: July 6
Prepare a tri-fold poster boards (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

Saving Energy

5.     Lighting and Appliances
6.     Home Office and Electronics
7.     Renewable Energy
8.     Transportation

Resources for the topics 1-4: 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 5-8: 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

9th grade: Ecology Week 2016 (July 4-8, 2016)

Ecology Week 2016 (July 4-8, 2016)
Lab Project (with Teacher Felix Rojas)
9th grade

Prepare a poster using color paper (approximately 200 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.
Saving Energy

1.     Lighting and Appliances
2.     Home Office and Electronics
3.     Renewable Energy
4.     Transportation

Resources: All the information required appears in the brochure at (other sources may be consulted as well):

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.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Final Tests Study Guide (1st trimester 2016)

8th grade (Monday, May 30, 2016)

Contents: Units 4.1, 4.2, 4.3: Study the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, visual summaries, lesson reviews and the rest of the book activities. Bar graphs (consult page R36 of the textbook). 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 (Tuesday, May 31, 2016)

Review the study guide posted in the teacher’s blog. Review the procedure to make line graphs (Page R35 of the textbook). Required supplies: pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, study chart and scientific calculator.
·         Problems of speed and acceleration.
·         Graphs of position-vs-time.
·         Graphs of speed-vs-time (example of page 305)

For supplementary information and videos, consult the teacher’s blog.