Welcome Parents and Students! This website will provide information on general classroom information.
I send announcements about homework and upcoming assignments through "Remind". If you'd like to receive these messages, please click on the "Important Class Codes" tab to find out how you can sign up. The Welcome Letter in your child's google classroom - located under the PARENT RESOURCES tab - also contains the Remind information.
You can contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also available for phone conferences whenever you feel the need to discuss your child’s progress in Science class. Email me at the above address and we can set up a day and time to talk. If you feel you need to conference with all of your child’s teachers, contact their guidance counselor to set that meeting up separately. It will most likely be a teleconference or a video conference.
A. Forces and Motion
- Research how Newton's Laws of Motion apply to real-world concepts.
- Determine the factors that affect electromagnetic forces work.
- Understand how mass determines gravitational force.
- Explore potential, kinetic, and thermal energy.
B. Astronomy and Space Science
- Use models of the Earth, Moon and Sun system to investigate seasons and phases.
- Research the role of gravity in the motions of planets and space systems.
- Determine how to analyze the scale-size of objects in space.
C. Cells and Heredity
- Use models to investigate cell parts and how they function as a whole system.
- Learn about photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
- Discuss how the environment plays a role in genetic traits.
- Learn how traits are passed from parent to offspring.
For a complete list of standards, see the document titled "Student Learning Growth Dashboard" located under STDENT RESOUCES in Google Classroom.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR CLASS:
- online textbook
- Computer and wifi access. Laptops are provided by by the district for those who need one. Concact the main office if you need help with getting a laptop or with wifi access.
- pens, pencils, and paper
- recycable materials - save your empty water bottles, drink caps, paper towel rolls, etc, for project was complete throughout the semester
Let's have a fun and educational year together!
Throughout the school year, students explore the above Science topics through a program called LATIC. The Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom is a system of standards-based structures and strategies that effectively prepare students for college and career. With this goal in mind, the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom is designed around ten principles:
Higher-Order, Open-Ended Problem-Solving
High Academic Standards
Learning from a Felt Need
Individual Learning Paths
Student Responsibility for Learning
High Social Capital
The students prepared the below screencasts to help further explain how the LATIC philosophy enhances our classroom learning.