Science Friday- The Wisdom of Teeth
To this year’s 7th graders: Welcome to Your School Year
Give the inside scoop to the 7th graders! Provide next year’s incoming science class with advice for how to survive science class and 8th grade. Answer questions in the Google Form in Google Classroom like:
- My favorite science lesson this year was…
- If you don’t want to make the teacher mad, don’t…
- One thing I wish I knew in September was…
Science Friday- Bear in Mind The Muskox
The ABC’s of 8th Grade Physical Science
Come up with some piece of information for each letter of the alphabet and put it on an ABC chart. Work with your cooperative table group to come up with lesson topics, activities, key science words etc. for each letter. Think back over all that you’ve done in science! Your chart will be on display to show the 7th graders!
Science Phenomena Curation Project
You are going to collect examples of puzzling science phenomena that future 8th grade student scientists can try to figure out as they learn about the chemical and physical science content of 8th grade science class. These may be images or videos or some other observable event. For each item in your collection, you will write a written commentary. In that description, you will summarize why each phenomenon would be good to help other students get interested in and begin their understanding of the science content. You will also brainstorm questions other students may have about the phenomenon.
You will collect and organize the images, videos, or other observable events in a Google Site. Go to your Google Drive and click on New. Then click on More and open a Google Site. You can insert a textbox or image, embed a URL, or upload a file that contains your science phenomena into this Google Site.
This is a description of each science phenomenon that you collected. You will need to:
- Describe what you observed in the image or video.
- Explain how the phenomenon relates to a concept in 8th grade physical science. How would this help other students be interested in the concept?
- What questions might students have about this phenomenon?
*For complete assignment, click here. For rubric, click here. Or you can see both by logging into Google Classroom.
*For example of a completed project, visit this Google Site.
*Class will meet in the library media center.
- To develop a performance-based project to demonstrate understanding of principles associated with building bridges
- To acquire scientific knowledge regarding the design principles associated with force and load distribution in the design of a “popsicle stick” bridge
- To design, build, and test a “popsicle stick” bridge within design parameters
- Do Now- Sit with your bridge engineering team. Get your bridge and bring it back to your table. Clean up any left-over materials.
- Go to the following location to test how well you and your team succeeded in meeting the building parameters of the bridge according to the rubric.
Period 7 – BAND ROOM
Period 6 – AUDITORIUM
Period 4 – AUDITORIUM
Period 2 – 12:15 – AUDITORIUM
Period 3 – BAND ROOM