Name Sharon Price
Room # 310
Voice Mail/Phone (612) 693-3810
Email Address Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
? There will be a test and major project at the end of each quarter.
? Tests will be used to assess your progress in understanding concepts. Projects will demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts you have learned.
? Daily assignments will be inquiry-based through hands-on activities and lab work; although worksheets and note-taking will also be a major part of daily work.
? Folder and notebook organization will account for 25% of your total quarter points.
? Amount of homework will be determined on a day-by-day basis.
? Acceptance of late work will depend on the circumstances. In general, a late assignment will lose 10% of its grade for each day late.
§ You are expected to attend class every day. Only excused absences will be allowed makeup work
§ My Motto is:
§ Be Prompt – Tardiness disrupts learning and will not be tolerated. BE IN YOUR SEAT WHEN THE BELL RINGS!
§ Be Prepared – You must have your science notebook, science folder, a writing utensil, and functioning brain, please.
§ Be positive – Attitude is everything! Negative comments, foul language, or “put-downs” will NOT be tolerated.
§ Only 3 passes per quarter will be allowed and whether or not you receive one is still based on my discretion.
§ Food/Drink in classroom
§ This is a SCIENCE LABORATORY -No food or drink allowed.
§ Water is permissible only on certain days. We have safety precautions to consider when performing lab activities.
(Please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change as the year progresses.) I have provided a general overview on what will be covered this year.
Since science is mostly inquiry-based, it is not advantageous to get any more detailed than I already have.
Monday, September 4th: Labor Day: No School
Standards addressed quarter 1:
- The student will understand the nature of scientific ways of thinking and that scientific knowledge changes and accumulates over time.
- The student will design and conduct a scientific investigation.
- The student will understand the relationship between science and technology and how both are used.
- The student will recognize the historical and cultural context of scientific endeavors and how they influence each other.
I. Introduction and Overview of Science (lab skills, safety, and review of basic science concepts)
II. Scientific Method
Wednesday, September 13: late start (10:30)
Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6: Parent-Teacher Conferences
VI. Science and Technology – Inquiry-based Activities
Quarter 1 project: Inquiry-based
Standards addressed Quarter 2:
- The student will investigate the impact humans have on the environment.
- The student will explain the causes and effects of the Earth’s atmospheric and hydrologic processes
- The student will describe how the environment and interactions between organisms can affect the number of species and the diversity of species in an ecosystem.
I. Study of Ecosystems
Thursday, Dec. 7: Parent-Teacher Conference
II. Overview of the Cycling of Matter
(Water cycle, weather, climate)
Wednesday, Dec. 13: Late start
December 25, 2005 – January 5, 2006: Winter Break
Quarter 2 project: Simulation of a water cycle
Standards addressed Quarter 3:
- The student will understand the nature of matter including its forms, properties and interactions.
- The student will describe chemical reactions and the factors that influence them.
I. Nature of Matter
II. Introduction to the Model of the Atom
III. Periodic Table of Elements
IV. Chemical and Physical Reactions
Tues. Feb 6 – BST Math Thurs. Feb. 8 – BST Reading
Wed. Feb. 14 – Late Start
Monday, Feb 19: Presidents’ Day
Friday, March 30: Release Day - No School for students
Standards addressed Quarter 4:
- The student will understand energy forms, transformations, and transfers
- The student will learn the nature of force and motion – Newton’s Laws
- The student will design and conduct scientific investigations.
III. Potential and Kinetic Energy
Wednesday, May 16: Late Start
IV. Energy Transformation
Human Conservation and Management Issues
Quarter 2 project: Inquiry-Based
Tues. June 12: Final Exam 4, 5, 6
Tuesday, June 12: Last day for grades 9-11
4320 Newton Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55412
Telephone: 612.668.2000 | Fax: 612.668.1993