Term 1 Homework - 2011/2012
(Note: All assignments are due in the following class unless otherwise specified.)
Message to students of America,
"Use your thinking caps!"
~ HABITS OF MIND ~
the continued effort to do or achieve something
despite difficulties, failures, or opposition.
What's up in Space...
Click here: Spaceweather / Astronomy Picture of the Day / Google Sky
Click here: Give Thanks / Global Village / Foods We Eat / Grocery Store Wars
Wednesday, November 23 - Maroon and Gold Day - Happy Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 22 - No homework tonight.
Monday, November 21 - No homework tonight.
Click here: Gravity and Inertia
Rotation & Revolution / Seasons / Eclipses / Moon Phases and Tides
Friday, November 18 - Quiz today: Earth in Space. TERM ONE GRADES CLOSE TODAY.
Thursday, November 17 - Complete "Surfin' Safari" for the Seasons link above. Study for QUIZ.
Wednesday, November 16 - Complete Noteform 1-1: Questions # 20 through #42.
Tuesday, November 15 - Complete "Surfin' Safari" for the Rotation & Revolution link above.
Monday, November 14 - Complete Noteform 1-1: Questions #1 through #19.
"Equipped with his five senses,
man explores the universe.
and calls the adventure science."
- Edwin P. Hubble
Click here: Star Size Comparison
Aerodynamics Competition Winners
(2011 - 2012)
||Section Competition Results (m)
||Final Faceoff Results (m)
|Phunky Phat Chipmonks
|Popeye's Chicken Biscuits
|Turn That Frown Upsidedown
|Birdylishous Rock Star Twinkle Hippos
|Hawaiian Flyin' Hotdogs
(1 meter up)
Friday, November 11 - NO SCHOOL TODAY: Veteran's Day.
Thursday, November 10 - No homework. Enjoy the loooooooooong weekend.
Wednesday, November 9 - Complete Astronomy Textbook Scavenger Hunt.
Tuesday, November 8 - FINAL AERODYNAMICS LAB REPORT DUE TODAY.
Monday, November 7 - Write aerodynamics conclusion in class today.
Don't forget...Daylight Savings Time: Sunday, November 6th (2 a.m.)
"Fall back; Spring ahead."
Click here: Aerodynamics and the Scientific Method
Friday, November 4 - Complete histogram in class. Aero Award Ceremony today.
Thursday, November 3 - Create histogram (bar graph) of data during class.
Wednesday, November 2 - AERODYNAMICS COMPETITION TODAY!!!
Tuesday, November 1 - AERODYNAMICS COMPETITION TODAY!!!
Monday, October 31 - Test Launch Technique. Prepare two planes for the competition!
(Brush your teeth after eating C6H12O6)
Friday, October 28 - Test Variable #3: Weight Distribution. No weekend homework.
Thursday, October 27 - Test Variable #3: Weight Distribution. No homework.
Wednesday, October 26 - Test Variable #2: Type of Paper. No homework.
Tuesday, October 25 - Test Variable #2: Type of Paper. Homework: Bring in more paper if needed.
Monday, October 24 - Test Variable #1: Folded Design Style. Homework: BRING IN PAPER.
Terrafugia Flying Car Video / Terrafugia Flying Car Article
Friday, October 21 - First launch today! - Test variable #1: Folded Design. No weekend homework.
Thursday, October 20 - "Fold and Fly" two more paper airplane designs. Bring them to class on Friday.
Wednesday, October 19 - No homework. Movie day in class: The Wright Brothers.
Tuesday, October 18 - Internet search: In your science notebook, write three (3) interesting "fun facts" about the Wright Brothers and/or their famous 1903 first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Monday, October 17 - Metric Monday #1: Length. Aerodynamics Competition Kick-off...
Fold and fly two (2) different paper airplane designs as homework tonight.
Above: "Ant's Eye View" by Owen B.
Friday, October 14 - No weekend homework. Aerodynamics Challenge next week!!!
Thursday, October 13 - "Surf "the Aerodynamics and the Scientific Method link above. (for 15 minutes)
Wednesday, October 12 - Complete Gum Lab questions on front page of handout.
Tuesday, October 11 - No homework.
Monday, October 10 - NO SCHOOL TODAY- COLUMBUS DAY.
Click here: President of Liberia wins Nobel Peace Prize!
(Liberia: one of the three countries that does not use the Metric System)
Click here: Science Lab Safety and Equipment
Click here: Measurement and the Metric System
Click here: Nature & Art Extra Credit / Student Samples
Friday, October 7- QUIZ today. (Optional: Nature & Art extra credit - due today)
Thursday, October 6 - Study for the QUIZ tomorrow on lab safety and metric measurement.
Wednesday, October 5 - Complete "Metric System: Part 2" by surfing the Metric Link above.
Tuesday, October 4- Sorry.
Monday, October 3- Complete the "Metric System" handout by surfing the Metric Link above.
Science in the News:
Neutrinos Faster than the Speed of Light - Was Einstein wrong?
Nobel Prize in Physics: Universe Expansion Speeding Up
A Rocky Observation: enhance your observation skills
Click here: The Amazing Tea (Cookie) Paper Demonstration
Friday, September 30 - No homework over the weekend.
Thursday, September 29 - No School Today: Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 28 - No homework.
Tuesday, September 27 - No homework. (Optional: Nature & Art extra credit - due by Fri. 10/7)
Monday, September 26 - No homework.
At Merrowvista, hug the "Wish Tree" and make a wish!!!
Above: "Mystery student" at the MERROWVISTA WISH TREE...
Look for the "Wish Tree" at Merrowvista!
Click here: Nature & Art / Student Samples
Wednesday September 21 - Friday, September 23: MERROWVISTA.
Tuesday, September 20 - Pack for Merrowvista. While at Merrowvista, HUG the WISH TREE!
Monday, September 19 - Read the "Merrowvista: NH Ossipee Mountains" article. Complete the 8 questions on the handout about the Ossipee Mountains.
Click here: New Planet Circling Binary Star Found
Friday, September 16 - No homework over the weekend.
Thursday, September 15 - Try " surfing " Ms. Kaiter's website. Complete the "Surfin' Safari."
Wednesday, September 14 - No homework tonight.
Tuesday, September 13 - Sorry...no homework tonight.
Monday, September 12 - Have a parent/guardian sign the Lab Safety Contract. "Scientific Summer" is due tomorrow (two paragraphs and a picture).
Friday, September 9 - Organize your science binder as instructed in class.
Thursday, September 8 - Complete the 7 question "Summer Science Survey Sheet."
Wednesday, Septermber 7 - No homework.
Tuesday, September - First day of school. Enjoy the afternoon.
Coming to the Boston Museum of Science in October, 2011:
"A Day in Pompeii" Exhibit
Na + H20 = Kaboom!!!
Click here: Learn about Sodium
Click here: Learn about Chlorine
Cl + :-) = :-(
NaCl = Sodium Chloride = Table Salt
Science Fun Fact: Lab Safety
(courtesy of Mr. "Boom-Boom" Brown)
Double Click Above to Play
U.S. Government Surplus Sodium Movie
Click here: Strobe Lights and Falling Water
Be a good scientific observer like "Uncle Fuzzy."
Can you see the Energizer Bunny on the moon?
Can you see the arrow below?
Are you a good observer?
Think, think different, think out of the box.
Keep an open mind...
Above and below: The Pleiades Star Cluster ("seven sisters")
Verrrrrrrry Cool - Check this out:
Click here: Rube Goldberg Rock
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