Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weekly Schedule April 28th – May 2nd

Scientist Wanted Poster is Due May 7th
This is our schedule for the week ending May 2nd, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 38.

1st Year Science (Period 2 & 3)

Monday: Work Due: Properties of Matter

Matter and Its Properties: Measuring Matter

This program investigates the different ways that matter can be measured. Matter has weight, measured using rulers, and temperature is calculated with thermometers. The principle of density is conveyed while emphasizing the difference between mass, weight, and density. Different tools to measure solids, liquids, and gases will be demonstrated. All measurements are made in metric units, and students will be shown how to read a ruler, a scale, a beaker and a graduated cylinder, and a thermometer. Worksheet is due Tuesday. There will be a quiz.

Tuesday: Work Due: Measuring Matter

Matter and Its Properties: Changes in Matter

Through everyday examples, students will see how they benefit from changes in matter and will understand that matter is changing everywhere around them. The different characteristics and samples of physical changes and chemical changes are shown, including changes in state. Common chemical changes, such as the burning of paper, the baking of a cake, and the rusting of a car are shown through colorful imagery. Worksheet is due Wednesday. There will be a quiz.

Wednesday: Work Due: Changes in Matter

Let's Move It: Newton's Laws of Motion

Using visuals from sports and everyday activities, this program explains Newton's Three Laws of Motion. Worksheet is due Thursday.

Thursday: Work Due: Let’s Move It

Basics of Physics: Exploring the Laws of Motion

This program is dedicated to Newton’s Laws of Motion. Though Isaac Newton lived long before speedy forms of transportation he was able to formulate the three laws of motion which help to explain many of the natural phenomenon we come across on a regular basis. These three laws help us to understand why we are pulled from side to side on a speeding roller coaster or why we fall forward when the brakes of a car are suddenly applied. They help us to understand how a rocket is able to blast into space and then maneuver without brakes. Or they help us to understand the principles behind carnival and amusement park rides. Worksheet is due Monday. There will be a quiz.
No More Teasing!

Presents effective strategies kids can use to protect themselves against teasing or bullying. With the help of the "No More Teasing Team" - peer hosts who introduce common teasing situations and offer solutions - shows how students can change their own behavior to lessen teasing or bullying's impact.

2nd Year Science (Period 1 & 4)

Monday: Work Due: Kingdom of Plants

Matter and Energy: Matter: What Is It?

This program introduces students to the structure of matter. Descriptions of particle accelerators and how they are used to explore atoms help to clarify some of the latest information about the building blocks of matter. There will be a worksheet that is due Tuesday. There will be a quiz.

Tuesday: Work Due: Matter: What Is It?

Matter and Energy: Energy: What Is It?

This program shows that energy is responsible for the constant change in the universe. Energy is crucial to the universe and humans are totally dependent upon the use of energy. Potential and kinetic energy are described, as well as the law of conservation of mass. There will be a worksheet that is due Wednesday. There will be a quiz.

Wednesday: Work Due: Matter and Energy: Energy: What Is It?

Basics of Physics: Exploring Energy

Energy is very important to all that happens in our universe. It appears in many forms and is responsible for sustaining life on our planet. This program starts with an exploration of potential and kinetic energy and moves into a discussion of the main forms of energy; mechanical, heat, chemical, radiant, electrical, sound, and nuclear. In addition the program compares and contrasts nonrenewable and renewable energy resources. It also explores some of the problems and issues associated with our dependence on nonrenewable resources and encourages simple methods for conserving energy. There will be a worksheet that is due Thursday. There will be a quiz.

Thursday: Work Due: Basics of Physics: Exploring Energy

Basics of Physics: Exploring Heat

This program is about heat. Heat is the kinetic movement of atoms and molecules. Heat and temperature are often considered the same thing but that is false. Heat is energy and is based on the temperature and amount of a substance. Temperature is used to measure how hot or cold something is. The most important source of heat is the sun. All life on our planet depends on the heat energy of the sun. There will be a worksheet that is due Monday.
Your Reputation: Make It, Change It

A "good" or a "bad" reputation can have a lifelong impact on a young teenager. Using real-life scenarios and on-screen discussion questions, program helps students recognize that they themselves are largely responsible for how others see them. Encourages viewers to examine their own behavior and its effect on their reputation, presents four steps for changing a reputation.

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