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LAB RULES

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INTERACTIVE SCIENCE NOTEBOOKS
Open the link to see the presentation on how to create and maintain Interactive Science Notebooks


We will be using the PSELL Curriculum for science, however, all the resources in this page are still relevant. Below you will download a copy of the PSELL Student Booklet in case you leave yours at home, are absent, or life happens :-)

PSELL Student Booklet



CHAPTER 11 - MATTER
TE Chapter 11 lessons 1-3, pp. 337-351, 354-357

LESSON 1 REVIEW -
LESSON 2 REVIEW -
LESSON 3 REVIEW -

LESSON 4 REVIEW -

LESSON QUESTIONS

Atoms Family Power Point

Webquest on States of Matter



LABS
LAB MIXTURES VS. SOLUTIONS
MAKING A GEODE


QUALITATIVE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

MASS VS. WEIGHT VIDEO SONG.

MASS, VOLUME, DENSITY FOLDABLE

DENSITY
Defining Density Experiments, click here to watch some cool experiments about density.


DENSITY PROBLEMS

DENSITY VIDEO - REMEMBER THE DENSITY FORMULA WITH THIS SNAPPY SONG Density Video

DENSITY COLUMNS EXPERIMENT

VIDEOS
PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS, CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

PROPERTIES OF MATTER VIDEO, CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

ATOMS VIDEO, CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

SOLID, LIQUIDS, AND GASES VIDEO, CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

MIXTURES AND SOLUTIONS VIDEO, CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT MIXTURES AND SOLUTIONS , CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

MAKING SNOW FLAKE CRYSTALS FROM A BORAX SOLUTION, CLICK HERE TO WATCH.



SUPER HERO PROJECT
Create Your Own Comic Book Hero/Heroine Project
Due October October 26, 2015




STEP 1 -You will visit the following website to see how many comic book heroes derived their super powers or their weaknesses from an element in the periodic table.
Comic Book Periodic Table.

Click on an element in this table and see full, referenced comic book pages and covers involving that element. See how comic book heroes have been influenced by chemistry. Make sure you write down any ideas that come to you in order to create your own super hero or heroine. List your ideas on the handout you may download above.
STEP 2 - Pick an Element from the Periodic table you would like to highlight. Go to this link to find out more about the table of elements and choose your preferred element. Go to the website, Chemical Elements an up-to-date periodic table created especially for K-12 students: Write your Preferred Element and explain why? (10 Points)


STEP 3 - Name your hero/heroine according to your chosen element. Think about the sign of the element, the electrons it possesses, and other properties. Be creative! (20 points)

STEP 4 - What is the cause of your hero/heroine? Why does he/she exist? What is his history and background? What is his/her life like? Does he have friends? Does he have enemies? Explain this in a paragraph form. For example, was he/she born on Earth or did he come from another planet. If he/she is alien to our world how did he/she get here and why? Must write in paragraph form and remember what tone do you want to use? Humor? Sarcasm? Dramatic?
(20 points)

STEP 5 - Download this planning sheet for your comic book story scenes.
Create an illustration of your hero by drawing, using computer clip art or pictures from mangazines (you may use one or all of these forms). This illustration can be your hero in action fighting for a cause. Hint: illustrate/provide a visual for the most exciting parts of your story. You may go to this link if you want to create an authentic looking comic book to go with your story, click here.(20 points)

5 - Describe any weaknesses your hero/heroine might have. Explain this in paragraph form. For example, Superman’s weakness is kryptonite. (15 points)

6 - Neatness, organization and creativity counts. Make it colorful, creative and neat without smudge marks and with clear handwriting if you are not typing it. (15 points)

Have fun with this. It is due September 30.
It will be worth three grades: Science, Reading and Language Arts!



CHAPTER 12 - CHANGES IN MATTER


TE Chapter 12, pp. 374-381
LESSON QUESTIONS -
LESSON 1 REVIEW -
LESSON 2 REVIEW -

PHYSICAL vs. CHEMICAL CHANGES Brainpop Video, click here to watch (make sure to have the login information).

I KNOW THAT Website, check out the atom up close, click here.

EXPERIMENT - Making ice cream. Is it a physical or chemical change? Check out the video, click here.

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Another Way To Make Ice Cream!



Physical and Chemical Changes Video, click here to watch.

Musical Video telling you the different physical and chemical properties, click here to watch.

Review the difference between physical and chemical changes, Click Here.
Guess Which: Physical or Chemical Change?


Chapter 13 - Forces and Motion

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Vocabulary

motion, position, direction, force, gravity, mass, weight, attract, repel, magnetism, friction, balanced, unbalanced forces, speed, newtons, technology

Vocabulary, Workbook p 127

Lesson Questions:

Lesson 1 Review
Lesson 2 Review
Lesson 3 Review
Newton's Laws Powerpoint -


Force and Motion Video, click here to watch.
Gravity and Inertia Video, click here to watch.
Galileo Gravity Experiment, click here to watch.
Magnetism Video, click here to watch.
Newton's First Law (Inertia) Video, click here to watch.
Newton's Second Law (Acceleration) Video, click here to watch.
Newton's Third Law (Action and Reaction) Video, click here to watch.
Forces and Motion Video, click here to watch.

Forces Booklet

Push or Pull Objects
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Newton's Second Law Booklet


LABS
What Is The Relationship Between The Length Of A Dart Launcher And The Horizontal Distance A Cotton Swab Travels?


Size vs. Rate?
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How the World Works - Theme 1 Assessment Print the Assessment Sheet Below


Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Matter and the forces of motion make up the world around us

Assessment: Create a storyboard telling a story with two or more scenes where you will illustrate ALL different forces of motion you learned in this theme study unit. Once you have created your illustration please label and define all the forces in each illustration.

How will you be graded?
You will receive 10 points for each force labeled and defined properly – you must show the seven forces you learned: Acceleration, Equilibrium, Work, Force, Power, Inertia, Velocity to earn 70 points. Then you will earn 20 points for creativity and 10 points for neatness.

70 points – forces illustrated, labeled and defined (see example below).
20 points – creativity
10 points – neatness (must include the Theme title and Central Idea)
100 points total

Watch this forces and motion video to review some of the forces we studied in class
Forces and Motion Video

Storyboard Examples:
Example 1 - Storyboard for the movie 9. If you have talent for drawing you may want to choose this one. This is a hand drawn, black and white story board, yours does not have to be this detailed or elaborate just do your best :)

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If you consider yourself a good artist or just like to draw freestyle then you may want to use this handout to get you started sketching and writing your story.



On the other hand, if you prefer some help in creating your forces illustrations, in order to create your booklet, pamphlet or poster storyboard. You may go to ReadWriteThink Comic Creator or to Bitstrips to help you create the background and get you organized before the storyboard.

DUE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK!!!



Chapter 14 - Energy
Lesson 1 Review
Lesson 2 Review
Lesson 3 Review
Lesson 4 Review

Lesson Questions
Vocabulary Card -

Kinetic and Potential Energy Video, click here to watch.

Kinetic and Potential Energy Rollercoaster, click here to watch.

Heat Energy Video, click here to watch.

Thermal/Heat Energy vs. Kinectic Energy (how it affects phase changes), click here.

Light Energy Video, click here to watch.

Light Absorption, Reflection and Refraction Video, click here to watch.

Sound Energy Video, click here to watch.

Hoodwinked teaches us kinetic and potential energy, click here.

Energy Music Video, click here to watch.

Windmills as Energy



Chapter 15 - Electricity
Lesson 1 Review
Lesson 2 Review
Lesson 3 Review

Lesson Questions
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Electricity Video 1, click here to watch.

Create an Electrical Circuit, click here.

Explore Electricity and Magnetism, click here.

Explore Static Electricity through different materials, click here.




SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY
Chapter 16 - Stars and Galaxies

Space Discoveries, click here.
Go on a tour for the solar system, click here.

SCIENCE VOCABULARY -galaxy, Milky Way, star, Solar System, Sun, planets, inner planets, outer planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, telescope, rotation, axis, revolution, orbit, ellipse.


Lesson 16. 1 -
Lesson 16.2 -
Lesson 16.3 -
Lesson Questions
Benchmark Mini Lessons 16.1 - 16.3 -



Constellation Mobile Project -
Constellation Powerpoint -


Teacher questions that guide inquiry:

1. Is there life in outer space?

2. Can animals survive in space?
Watch this video for a possible answer, click here.





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WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME

The new IB Unit, "Where We Are in Place and Time," has us looking at the knowledge we have acquired through time and how we have used it to enhance "our understanding of Earth's changes due to its position in space." Thanks to scientists like Copernicus, Newton, Einstein and many others, who made connections based on their observations, their discoveries expanded our knowledge of space .

*WRITING CENTER PROMPT:

Imagine you are an Astronaut Ambassador on a special mission to another galaxy.
As you travel through our Solar System you observe many celestial bodies and planets.
Your mission is to explain our Solar System to those you encounter in your travels. In your explanation, you must include how you can distinguish among objects in our Solar System based on their:
1. Characteristics
2. Relative position to each other
3. How they affect our life on Earth
REMEMBER you explanation should be based on your "observations" as a scientist Astronaut.
To BLAST OFF write your response on the comments section of this page, and don't forget to write your name at the end of your response.


*SPACE VIDEOS

Watch a video about the Solar System
Watch a video about the Universe
Watch a video about the different types of galaxies
(Need Brainpop password)
Watch a video about our Milky Way galaxy
(Need Brainpop Password)
Watch a video about Comets
(Need Brainpop password)
Watch a video about Asteroids
(Need Brainpop Password)
Watch another video about the Solar System
(Need Brainpop password)
Watch a slide show about the Inner "Rocky" Planets
Watch a slide show about the Outer "Gaseous" Planets
Learn about the Moon Phases video




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Accidental Scientific Discoveries or Serendipity? To learn more go to these websites and read on...

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Nine Things Invented or Discovered by AccidentTop Ten Scientific Discoveries

Accidental Discoveries



FINAL PROJECT FOR WHERE WE ARE IN SPACE AND TIME

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DUE: JANUARY 30
PRESENTATION: FEBRUARY 6th - 7th
Check out this SpinOffs on Technology Powerpoint to get ideas about the latest cool inventions and how we have come up with different uses for it.



Read this article about SpinOffs and then we will complete the activity in class as practice for your final presentation on IB Theme: Where We Are in Space and Time.






Chapter 17 - Earth In Space
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Lesson 17. 4 -
Lesson Questions
Benchmark Mini Lessons 17.1 - 17.4 -
Moon Phases Calendar
Oreo Cookies Moon Phases
Stackable Moon Phases Foldable
Moon Phases Project
Phases of the Moon Video, click here.
Phases of the Moon PBS Video, click here.
Phases of the Moon Video, click here. (Need Brainpop password)
Phases of the Mooon Challenge, click here.
Day/Night on Earth Video, click here
Earth's Solstice and Equinox (Seasons), click here. (Need Brainpop password)

Earth's Seasons Video, click here.
What does the moon have to do with the tides at the beach?, click here to watch the video
Magic School Bus Lost in space video click here to watch if you don't see the video below















































Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System Video of the Book, click here.

Magic School Bus Guide to the Solar System





Chapter 7 Water on Earth


Vocabulary: gas, solid, liquid, water cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, rain, snow, sleet, hail, run-off, atmosphere, water vapor, temperature, ocean, bodies of water.
Lesson Summary 1 -
Lesson Summary 2 -
Lesson Summary 3 -
Lesson Summary 4 -
Lesson Questions
Benchmark Mini Lessons -
Water Cycle Foldable
- Make sure to cut around the boxes and write your definition of each stage of the water cycle.
Water Cycle Video, click here.
The Magic School Bus Wet All Over video, click here to watch.
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks guide





Chapter 8
Weather Patterns

Vocabulary: weather, wind, air, pressure, weather map, humidity, precipitation, clouds, cirrus, stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, barometer, anemometer, rain gauge, wind speed, wind direction, temperate, thermometer, Celsius, Fahrenheit, freezing point, climate, elevation, latitude, climate zones, polar, tropical, environments, desert, grassland, tundra, wetland, rainforest.

VIDEOS
Clouds and Precipitation Video, click here to watch.
Check this website to learn about Types of cloud, click here
Air Masses and Fronts Video, click here to watch.
Air Pressure and Wind Video, click here to watch.
Weather and Climate Video, click here to watch.
Weather Tools, click here to watch.
Severe Storms, click here to watch.
Layers of the Atmosphere Video, click here to watch.

Helpful Websites:
Miami Herald for Kids, click here to go there.


Lesson Summary 1 -
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Lesson Summary 3 -
Lesson Summary 4 -
Lesson Summary 5 -
Lesson Questions
Benchmark Lessons -

Watch the movie, "The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm video", click here to watch.


Then take the short quiz...


The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane
Air Pressure and Wind video, click here.
Waves and Current Power video, click here.




VIDEOS PRODUCED BY STUDENTSWeather Trackers Videos






























EXTREME WEATHER VIDEOS
A Blizzard by The Secret Spies



























































Hurricanes, Tornadoes and other Extreme Weather Videos
Other videos will be watched through Ms. Diaz's Flash-drive.







Chapter 3 Human Body Systems


Vocabulary: skin, brain, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, bones, skeleton, bladder, muscles, kidneys, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, testes, ovaries, fertilization.
Lesson Summary 1 -
Circulatory System Prezi by Rudra Bhatt: Click here to view.
Circulatory system Video, click here to watch.
Lesson Summary 2 -
Respiratory System video, click here to watch.
Lesson Summary 3 -
Digestive system video, click here to watch.

Lesson Questions
Benchmark Mini Lessons -

The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body video part 1, click here to watch, part 2 video (not yet available).
See how the endocrine system works, click here.
Review the body systems by clicking here.



Chapter 1 - Classifying Organisms


Vocabulary: organs, structures, functions, roots, stems, leaves, flower, fruit, seed, germination, fertilization, pistil, pollen, pollinate, petals, ovary, spore, stamen, seed , seed dispersal, vertebrates, bones, skeleton, invertebrates, exoskeleton, gills, lungs, skin, body covering, complete and incomplete metamorphosis.


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To remember the system of classification above remember this phrase:
"Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach"
Six Kingdoms of living things are:Archaebacteria, Eubacteria Protist, Fungi, Plants, and AnimalsTo remember the Six different Kingdoms of living organisms try this phrase""Anna Equally Protects Fun Plants & Animals"
Video on Kingdom of Life: Amoeba, Protist and Protozoan, click here to watch.Video on Arthropods, click here to watch.Video on Invertebrates, click here to watch.Video on Vertebrates, click here to watch.
Definitions of all the levels of classification click here to see



Chapter 1 Lesson Summaries, pp 6 - 23Lesson Summary 1 -Lesson Summary 2 -Lesson Summary 3 -Lesson Summary 4 -
Lesson Questions
Benchmark Mini Lessons -




Chapter 4 - Plants
Helpful Websites:
Secret Life of Flowers - learn the parts of the flowers and what they are for...Life Cycle of a Plant webstie...
What does it take to keep a plant healthy? Play the game by clicking here.
Plant with Seeds Life Cycle Video, click here to watch.
Parts of a Flower Video, click here to watch.
Plant Cell Video, click here to watch.
Photosynthesis Video, click here to watch.
Plant Adaptations Video, click here to watch.
Chapter 4 Lesson Summaries - pp. 89 - 113
Lesson Summary 1 -
Lesson Summary 2 -
Lesson Summary 3 -
Lesson Summary 4 -
Lesson QuestionsBenchmark Mini Lessons -

The Magic School Bus Gets Planted video, click here to watch.
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive....



Chapter 6 Changes in Ecosystems & Interdependence
Vocabulary: characteristics, behavior, ecosystem, life cycle, organisms, adaptation , structural behavioral traits, variations, niche, competition, resources, endangered, extinct species, hibernation, migration, competition, symbiosis, predator, prey, offspring, interaction, camouflage, environment, desert, grassland, rainforest, tundra.
Textbook pp 167-178

Ecosystems Video click here to watch.
What happens when there are changes in an "ecosystem"? Video, click here to watch.
Food Webs Video, click here to watch.
Animal Adaptations video, click here to watch.
Plant Adaptations video, click here to watch.
Genetic Mutations video, click here to watch brain pop video.
Have your login information ready.Antibiotics Resistance video, click here to watch brain pop video. Have your login information ready.Ecosystems Video, click here to watch brain pop video.
Have your login information ready.



ECOSYSTEM PROJECT
Check Out These Examples Below

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POSTER: Inside Biome Project Should Have a TWO Food Chains inside a FOOD WEB

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DIORAMA: Aquatic Ecosystem Biome

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DIORAMA: Rain Forest Ecosystem Biome

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DIORAMA: Tundra Ecosystem Biome


ECOSYSTEM HANDOUT & Rubric for grading





Lesson Summary 1 -
Lesson Summary 2 -
Lesson Summary 3 -
Benchmark Mini Lessons -


Interactions in Ecosystems: Chapter 4 and Chapter 5

Vocabulary: roots, stem, leaves, chlorophyll, carbon dioxide, water,photosynthesis, sugar, glucose, food chain, producer, consumer, flow of energy, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore.

Food Chain Video, click here to watch.
Food Web Video, click here to watch.
Plant Cell Video, click here to watch.
Food Chain Brain Pop video click here to watch.
Have your login information ready


FOOD CHAIN AND FOOD WEB FLIP BOOK

Create a flip book by answering the following steps and questions. Use one page for each of the topics below. First, collect all the information from the questions below on to your JSI notebook (make sure to write the questions and labels; you will need them to make your flip book.) Next, when you have collected all your information and you're ready to create your flip book click here.
(Make sure to type all the information you collected on to the flip book) Finally, print your flip book and hand in to Ms. Diaz for a grade :)

FOOD CHAIN - label what happens when you take an organism out of a food chain?We have talked about habitats, ecosystems and biomes. This week are learning about how producers, consumers, decomposers and many other organisms interact within these systems. Click here to explore what happens when you take an organism out of a food chain?

FOOD WEB - label how do producers and consumers connect in the real world?Go to the Food Meadow website, this quick activity will help you get started on your food web.

LARGER FOOD WEB - labelWhat about a larger food web? Go to the African Grasslands Food Wed website.Place each organism in the appropriate category. Record this in your report, once completed view your results and copy your food web on to your notebook (then cut it out and paste it into your flip book). Click here to make your flip book.





Review pp 96-97; Lesson 1, Chapter 4 -
Read pp 144-146; Lesson Summary of Chapter 5, Lesson 5 -


Earth StructuresChapters 9-10

Chapter 9 Vocabulary: mineral properties and characteristics: hardness, luster, streak. Cleavage, sediment, sedimentary rock, igneous rock, metamorphic rock, rock cycle, weathering, deposition, landslide, erosion, landforms, ice, glaciers.

Chapter 10 Vocabulary: wind, gravity, transport, sediment, soil, renewable, nonrenewable resources, water, natural gas, oil, coal, fossil fuels, solar energy, wind energy, recycling, composting, environment.


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To learn more about this fossilized specimen, click here, to read the New York Times article.
Chapter 9 pp 263-265, pp 272-289

VIDEOS:
Earth's Layers Brain Pop Video, click here to watch.
(Have your login information to watch)Minerals Video, click here to watch.
Soil Video, click here to watch.
Weathering and Erosion Video, click here to watch.
Weathering Brain Pop video, click here to watch. (Have your login information to watch)
Erosion Brain Pop video, click here to watch. (Have your login information to watch)
Landforms Video, click here to watch.
Rock Cycle Video, click here to watch.Sedimentary Rocks Video,
Metamorphic Rocks Video and Igneous Rocks Video.


CHAPTER 9 LESSON QUESTIONS -

PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES

To complete theMineral Mania Project click here.

Mighty Mineral Project

Rocks Identification Badge

Rocks Waterfall Booklet(to be used with Rocks ID Bagde)

Minerals Crystal Shapes

Ride The Rock Cycle

Rock ID Game

Erosion Virtual Labclick here.
Graham Crackers TectonicsLab Activity
Earth's Layers Foldable

Laryers of the Earth preziclick here to watch.
Inside the Earth Powerpoint


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Lesson 4 -
Lesson 5 -
Lesson 6 -

The Magic School Bus Inside The Earth video, click here to watch.



CHAPTER 10 RENEWABLE AND NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES, pp. 303-321
Brain pop videos need login information to watch, have it ready :)
Fossil Fuels Brain Pop video, click here to watch.
Wind Energy Brain Pop video, click here to watch.S
olar Energy Brain Pop video, click here to watch.



CHAPTER 10 LESSON QUESTIONS -

Lesson 1 -
Non-renewable Resources Disadvantages...
Read about the BP Oil Spill consequences in this article, click here.

Lesson 2 -
Renewable Resources...Can we harness the energy of lighting bolts? click here to learn more.

Lesson 3 -
Lesson 4 -




Extreme Weather, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

VideosVolcanoes, click here to watch a video.
Earthquakes, click here to watch a video.
Plate Tectonics Activities and Experiments

Snack Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Candy Bar Tectonics





Go here for a cool plate tectonics experiment you can do at home and eat it after you're done, click here.
Mountains -
Volcanoes -
Volcano Foldable -



CELL

PARTS OF A CELL
Click here to see an interactive website with the different parts of the cell.
Interactive website with diagrams of different types of cells, click here
Website diagrams of cells and simple explanations of their types and functions for kids, click here.
Amazing website with interactive diagrams and microscopic views of cells, click here.

Animal Cell
Interactive diagram of animal cell, click here.

Plant Cell
Interactive diagram of plant cell, click here.

Bacteria Cell
Interactive diagram of plant cell, click here.



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