MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted on December 25, 2010 by runawayteacher.
Categories: Work sheets for all classes.

Merry christmas to all my students.

on monday i post 6th and 8th projects!!

7th Grade holiday project- Due Jan 5.

Posted on December 21, 2010 by runawayteacher.
Categories: 7th grade classes.

Simple Machines
Simple and Compound Machines WebQuest     SimpleMachines_worksheet

Machines make our work easier! This WebQuest will help you understand simple machines. It will also help you find simple machines in compound machines! Remember, a compound machine is 2 or more simple machines that work together! Let’s learn more so you can invent your own machine

Background
Did you know there are 6 simple machines? They are called a:
Lever
Inclined Plane
Wedge
Screw
Wheel and Axle
Pulley
Outcome

You will complete a drawing and written description of “How it Works” for each of the 6 simple machines. A compound machine drawing that identifies the simple machines in it and a description of what work it does.

Steps

Simple Machines
Click on the link to go to the website “Simple Machine Links”. Explore Simple Machines in the House Activity (click on Start).
Click on these 2 websites and look at the pictures.
http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm (pictures)
http://www.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/spotlight3.html (pictures)
Click on at least 4 websites and gather more information.
http://www.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/ (explanation)
http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html (explanation with pictures)
http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/02338/ (explanation)
http://tech.texasdi.org/1000simplemachines/1000simplemachines.htm (explanation)
http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/machines.htm (explanation)
http://www.cosi.org/files/Flash/simpMach/sm1.html (explanation)
Dowload and complete both columns for simple machines on Simple Machine Worksheet:
Describe “How It Works” for each simple machine. Include scientific terms: force, gravity, motion, or friction.
Draw 1 additional example for each simple machine.
Compound Machines
Click on website under “Compound Machines”. Practice identifying simple machines in compound machines. Explore Compound Machines in the Tool Shed Activity (Click Start).
Click on website under “More Compound Machines” and read the explanation and complete the activity.
Complete Complex Machine sections on Simple Machine Worksheet:
Draw 1 diagram of a compound machine
Name each simple machine in the compound machine
Write what work the compound machine does. Include scientific terms: force, gravity, motion, or friction.
Answer reflection questions
Evaluation

You will be evaluated on how well you completed your Simple Machines Worksheet using this Rubric.

Simple Machines Worksheet Meets Standard = 15 Points
Column #1 – Example for each Simple Machine (1/2 point each machine) 3 points
Column #2 – Description of “How it Works” for each Simple Machine (1/2 point each machine) 3 points
Column #3 – Additional Example of a Simple Machine (1/2 point each machine) 3 points
Diagram of a Compound Machine 2 points
Identify simple machines in the Compound Machine 2 points
What Work does the Compound Machine Do (include words: force, gravity, motion, or friction) 2 points
TOTAL 15 points
 

Reflection

Write answers to these questions:

Which two simple machines do you think together could make the most compound machines? Explain why.
Name at least 3 things you liked learning about in this WebQuest and explain why.

 

 

SimpleMachines_worksheetSimple Machines
Simple y Compuesto WebQuest MáquinasMáquinas de hacer nuestro trabajo más fácil! Esta actividad os ayudará a entender las máquinas simples. También le ayudará a encontrar máquinas simples en máquinas compuestas! Recuerde, una máquina compuesta es de 2 o más máquinas simples que trabajan juntos! Vamos a aprender más para poder inventar su propia máquinaAntecedentes
¿Sabía usted que hay seis máquinas simples? Se les llama a:Palanca
Plano Inclinado
Cuña
Tornillo
Rueda y eje
Polea
ResultadoUsted completará un dibujo y una descripción por escrito de “Cómo funciona” para cada una de las seis máquinas simples. Una máquina de dibujo compuesto que identifica las máquinas simples en ella y una descripción de lo que el trabajo que hace.PasosSimple Machines
Haga clic en el enlace para ir a la página web “Simple Machine Enlaces”. Explora Simple Machines en la Casa de la actividad (haga clic en “Inicio”).
Haga clic en estos dos sitios web y ver las fotos.
http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm (fotos)
http://www.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/spotlight3.html (fotos)
Haga clic en al menos cuatro sitios web y obtener más información.
http://www.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/ (explicación)
http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html (explicación con fotos)
http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/02338/ (explicación)
http://tech.texasdi.org/1000simplemachines/1000simplemachines.htm (explicación)
http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/machines.htm (explicación)
http://www.cosi.org/files/Flash/simpMach/sm1.html (explicación)
Descargar y completar las columnas de máquinas simples en el equipo simple hoja de cálculo:
Describir “Cómo funciona” para cada máquina simple. Incluir términos científicos: la fuerza, la gravedad, el movimiento, o la fricción.
Dibuja un ejemplo adicional para cada máquina simple.
Las máquinas compuestas
Haga clic en la página web en “Máquinas compuestas”. La práctica la identificación de las máquinas simples en máquinas compuestas. Explora las máquinas compuestas en el cobertizo de herramientas de actividad (Haga clic en Inicio).
Haga clic en la página web en “Máquinas más compuestos” y leer la explicación y completar la actividad.
Completar las secciones de la máquina compleja sobre Simple Machine Hoja de trabajo:
Dibuje un diagrama de una máquina compuesta
El nombre de cada máquina simple en la máquina compuesta
Escribe lo que la labor de la máquina compuesta hace. Incluir términos científicos: la fuerza, la gravedad, el movimiento, o la fricción.
Responda a las preguntas de reflexión
EvaluaciónUsted será evaluado de lo bien que completó su Simple Machines hoja de cálculo utilizando este Rúbrica.Simple hoja de Máquinas Cumple estándar = 15 puntos
Columna # 1 – Ejemplo para cada máquina simple (1 / 2 punto cada equipo) 3 puntos
Columna # 2 – Descripción de “Cómo funciona” para cada máquina simple (1 / 2 punto cada equipo) 3 puntos
Columna # 3 – Ejemplo adicional de una máquina simple (1 / 2 punto cada equipo) 3 puntos
Esquema de una máquina compuesta de 2 puntos
Identificar las máquinas simples en la máquina compuesta de 2 puntos
¿Qué trabajo hace la máquina compuesta Do (incluye palabras: la fuerza, la gravedad, el movimiento, o fricción) 2 puntos
TOTAL 15 puntosReflexiónEscriba las respuestas a estas preguntas:¿Qué dos máquinas simples cree usted que el grupo puede hacer que las máquinas más complejo? Explique por qué.
Nombre por lo menos tres cosas que le gustaba conocer en esta WebQuest y explicar por qué.

8th grade review -Constructive and Destructive processes that change the surface of the Earth.

Posted on December 8, 2010 by runawayteacher.
Categories: 8th grade classes.

Relevant facts and concepts include:

·     Constructive Processes build up (or create) landforms on the Earth’s surface

·      Examples of constructive processes are deposition, faults, volcanoes, magma upwelling, and more.

·     Beaches and Deltas are examples of constructive processes and they were created by deposition of sediments.

·     Destructive Processes break down landforms on the Earth’s surface.

·     Examples of destructive processes are weathering, erosion, earthquakes, volcanoes, faults, and more.

·     Weathering and erosion breakdown rock formations (Colorado Plateau) changing it in canyons.

8th grade review Theory of continental drift

Posted on by runawayteacher.
Categories: 8th grade classes.

Relevant facts and concepts include:

·     Continent shapes fit together like puzzle parts.

·     Sea-floor spreading occurs at mid-ocean ridges.

·     Bedrock can be correlated on the opposite sides of some oceans.

·     Fossil evidence is found in the matching bedrock of South America and Africa.

·     Matching mountain ranges between continents.

For example, fossils of the same dinosaurs and plants have been found in different continents. Also, the east coast of South America fits well together with the west coast of Africa. This suggests that the continents were together once.

6th grade review Climate and Weather

Posted on by runawayteacher.
Categories: 6th grade classes.

What is the difference between weather and climate?

  • Climate is what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather is what you get on a particular day, like a hot day with pop-up thunderstorms.
  • Weather is the current condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place. It can change rapidly and may only affect a limited area. Climate, on the other hand, is the average temperature, precipitation, wind and other weather factors of a large area, taken over a long period of time.
  • The main difference between weather and climate is that weather may fluctuate on a daily or even hourly basis, but climate remains relatively constant over decades, centuries or longer.
  • If it’s raining on a particular day then we are talking about the weather but if it’s raining over a season for several years then we are talking of the climate.
  • Overall, the difference between weather and climate is time. Weather happens daily and climate happens over longer periods.

The return of open lab time!!!

With the return of the physical science units (Mirror, Color and Lights [6th grade], Engery, Machine and Motion[7th grade] and Property of Matter[8th grade].  Open lab will begin on Dec. 9th and will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 to 8:10am and 3:05 to 3:50pm.  Space is limited.  You must see Ms. Edmonds for morning passes on Mondays and Wednesdays by 3:15.

Wanted AA, AAA, C, D, and 9volt Batteries

Posted on December 4, 2010 by runawayteacher.
Categories: 6th grade classes, 7th grade classes, 8th grade classes, All classes.

DI team Alert!!!………Go Green Team is running a used battery drive!!! We want to recycle old AA, AAA, C, D and 9volt batteries so their acid doesn’t leak into the earth.  Drop off sites are the front entrance and 301.

Help us Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earth layers

Posted on November 30, 2010 by runawayteacher.
Categories: 8th grade classes.

tectonicplates[1] power point is need to view

Inside_the_Earth_Information_for_Flipbook[1] word doc.

earth layers

To ALL 7th and 8th Students- Projects are Due

Posted on November 22, 2010 by runawayteacher.
Categories: Work sheets for all classes.

December 1- PROJECTS ARE DUE!!

Moon log (7th grade) From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30

Moon Phases Poster (7th grade)

Get Mr. C up the hill without touching him.(must use at least 3 simple machines) [8th grade]

Attention all students!!!!

Posted on November 15, 2010 by runawayteacher.
Categories: 6th grade classes, 7th grade classes, 8th grade classes, All classes.

Any 7th or 8th student who failed science and all 6th students must get all homework assignment signed until further notice

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