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    6th: Relative Humidity Worksheet due Friday, 4/24
    Relative Humidity Worksheet due Friday, 4/24 read more ...

    6th Grade: Tornado Outbreaks due May 20th (new date)
    Going back to April 1st (or earlier, if wanted), students need to document each newsworthy tornado/tornado outbreak in the United States for the period ending May 11th
    Each outbreak should include:
    1.  When it happened
    2.  Where it happened
    3.  The number of tornadoes spotted
    4.  How strong they were on the Fujita scale
    5.  The type of destruction (trees debarked, toppled, shingles on roofs, roofs torn, walls partially standing, houses completely leveled, cars and trucks thrown) and injuries
    6.  Photos

    Due May 20th

    If you need more sheets, you can click:  Edit Tornado Journal-Worksheet

    Or go to "Class Files" (Lower right hand on this website page)

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    6th Grade: Lab on "Dew Point" due Thursday, April 23rd
    Lab on "Dew Point" will be completed in class on Tuesday,
    April 24th.  There are five "Problems" (questions) that will make up the conclusion.  The lab will be due on Thursday, April 23rd
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    6th grade: Rock Cycle quiz Wednesday, 4/08

    6th grade

    A quiz on the Rock Cycle will be on Wednesday, 4/08

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    8th grade: Test- Motion & Forces Monday, 4/13 (maybe)
    Make sure you start from the beginning of the unit on Forces and Motion:  Make flashcards whenever you have new notes (almost every night). 
    Download the Test Guidelines for "Forces and Motion" so you know what to study as we move along.
    The Test will be on Monday, 4/13
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    Standard Tests - Forces and Motion 4/16 & 4/17
    Two Standards tests on Forces & Motion will be on Thursday and Friday,4/16 & 4/17 read more ...

    Quiz on Wednesday, Wednesday, 4/15
    The quiz will be on Vectors vs. Scalar quantities, Speed, Graphs (slope= rise/run; linear vs. nonlinear), Magnitude read more ...

    8th grade: Start preparing for the State Test

    Start your preparation for the Science portion of the California State test in May!  Here are 44 questions released by the State of California intended for review and preparation.  These questions were found in previous State tests.

    Print pages #9-21 only, or "SAVE" it on your computer.

    Here is the website (I've also included the website under "Class files" [scroll to the right middle of this page] & "Cyber Science" [scroll towards the bottom of this page]):

    Grade 8 Science

    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp

     http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/cstrtqscigr8.pdf

                                                                                                                                           
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    8th gr: Download Test guidelines "Forces & Motion"

    Download the Test Guidelines for "Forces and Motion" so you know what to study as we move along.

    click:  Test Guidelines: Forces and Motion

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    Daylight Savings Time

    Remember:   SPRING FORWARD, FALL BACKWARD!

    Move clocks one hour ahead (Spring Forward) Saturday night, March 7th, before you go to sleep (official time is 2 am Sunday morning, March 8th).

    Move clocks  BACK one hour ("Fall Backward") Saturday night, October 31st, before you go to sleep (official time is 2 am, Sunday morning, November 1st, 2015).

    In 2015, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8th and ends on Sunday,  November 1st

    Daylight Saving Time begins each year at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March ("Spring Forward") and ends the first Sunday in November ("Fall Backward").




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    Make Flashcards
    This is a YEARLONG assignment. 

    Students should make "Flashcards" from their notes.  This is a great educational strategy.  Using flashcards will keep the student up-to-date, reinforce difficult concepts, prepare them for tests, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY will give them a good educational foundation in Science!  Put a question on one side of a 3" x 5" index card and the   answer on the other side                                                                                                                  

    The students should be able to make a minimum of five flashcards per night. 

     

    The students will be checked periodically for flashcards.  They will get some extra credit for making them.

     

     

     

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    Dear Parents and Students- 

    Please note the section called "Class Files".  The “Class Rules and Expectations” along with “How to Write A Science Lab” are updated copies that you (student) received at the beginning of the year.  You should find them in your Science notebook/"handout" section.  

    Also, students, if you need any extra copies of some of the lab forms (“Table” and “Graph” worksheet forms), you may print these out for your use. 

    Lastly, for your reference, whether you want to check up on Tornado or Hurricane Scales, to find out whether the North American tectonic plate really does stretch around and includes part of northern Japan, or keeping up-to-date in astronomy, technology, marine biology, or any of the other sciences check out some of the website links below.  Go to Mars, zoom in on Olympus Mons, get updates about the rovers, Spirit and Opportunity,……… or, maybe you want to take a virtual submarine tour of the Gulf Reefs!

    CyberScience Web Links

     

    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp State Test Science Preparation – Released questions by the State!

    http://school.discovery.com/  School Discovery.

    http://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-shower-calendar/ - Stay up-to-date with Meteor Showers throughout the year

    http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/index.html  Exploratorium

    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/  Popular Science

    http://www.sciencemag.org/  Science Magazine

    http://www.sciencenews.org/  Science News Online

    http://www.sciencenews.org/  Scientific American

    http://sln.fi.edu/inquirer/inquirer.html  Franklin Institute Health and Science

    http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/ Powers of 10

    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/laescae.html  Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

    http://www.tornadoproject.com/fscale/fscale.htm  Fujita Tornado Scale

    http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/slabs.html Major Tectonic Plates of the World

    http://school.discovery.com/brainboosters/  Brain Boosters

    http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/  Puzzlemaker

    http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/  NASA Space Place for Kids

    http://www.science.widener.edu/mars3d/  Mars 3-D images

    http://rednova.com/  Red Nova Science Magazine

    http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html  Mars Rovers homepage

    http://www.fema.gov/kids/dizarea.htm  FEMA Disaster Page & Preparation for Kids

    http://www.calsky.com/   Astronomy Calendar

    http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/Index.html  Abrams Planetarium

    http://www.astrosociety.org/   Astronomical Society of the Pacific

    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/07oct_newworld.htm?list42997  Discover Quaoar

    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/news_archive.htm  NASA Headlines

    http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/m2k4/index1.html MK24 NASA Mars

    http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/  Mars Global Surveyor

    http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html?skipIntro=1  NASA Home

    http://www.mreclipse.com/Totality/TotalityCh11.html  Observing Solar Eclipses

    http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/   Planetary Data System

    http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/index.cfm   NASA Solar System Exploration Page

    http://space.com/    Space News

    http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/zoomviewer/index.php?display_img=supervolcanoe    Olympus Mons Zoom Viewer

    http://www.mbl.edu/  Marine Biological Laboratory

    http://gulftour.tamu.edu/  Reefs of the Gulf A Submarine Grand Tour

    http://www.natice.noaa.gov/  National Ice Center (NOAA & Naval)

    http://www.weather.com/weather/local/93021?lswe=93021&lwsa=WeatherLocalUndeclared  Moorpark Weather

    http://www.weather.com/  The Weather Channel

    http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/index.ssi  California State Science Fair

    http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html "The Elements" song Flash Animation by Tom Lehrer

    http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html NASA Eclipse (Solar and Lunar)Home Page

    http://www.chemicalelements.com View the Periodic Chart; click on an element, find it's structure, melting point, uses, etc.  You will need this for "Extra Research" on a lab.Content...


        
     Class Files Minimize
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    3 Ring Binder Notebook CoverDownload
    6th Grade Biome Powerpoint Project GuidelinesDownload
    8th Grade StandardsDownload
    Balancing Chemical Equations #1 BACK SIDEDownload
    Balancing Chemical Equations #1 FRONT SIDEDownload
    Balancing Chemical Equations #2Download
    Calif. State Released Questions ScienceDownload
    Chemical Elements (Extra Research)Download
    Chemistry is Pun (PDF)Download
    Chemistry: Electron-Shell Diagram (scan)Download
    Chemistry: Exothermic Chemical Reactions Lab WorksheetDownload
    Chemistry: Interpreting Chemical FormulasDownload
    Chemistry: Latin Names for ElementsDownload
    Chemistry: Oxidation Numbers & RulesDownload
    Chemistry: Quantum NumbersDownload
    Chemistry: Reading the ElementsDownload
    Class Materials - required every day Download
    Class RulesDownload
    Common Metric UnitsDownload
    Common Scientific EquipmentDownload
    Curriculum OverviewDownload
    Earthquake PreparednessDownload
    Handout #1 Heat & PressureDownload
    Handout #2 Kinetic-Molecular TheoryDownload
    How to Write a Science LabDownload
    Hurricane Scale: Saffir-SimpsonDownload
    Lab: Density of SolidsDownload
    Lab: Expansion & Contraction of Solids and GasesDownload
    Lab: Investigation into Sublimation and Dry IceDownload
    Lab: Mars in 3-DDownload
    Lab: Metric Conversions and Density of WaterDownload
    Lab: Oobleck Extra Research IdeasDownload
    Lab: Oobleck Lab FormDownload
    Lab: Oobleck RecipeDownload
    Lab: Oobleck Worksheet (Results & Conclusion)Download
    Line & Bar Graph form (adjust margins top & bottom 0.8"; left 0.3")Download
    Meteor ShowersDownload
    Meteor Showers 2014Download
    Meteor Showers 2014-2015Download
    Periodic Chart (Back Side)Download
    Periodic Chart (Front Side)Download
    Periodic Chart- Reading the ElementsDownload
    Physical & Chemical Signatures People Hunt Download
    Safety Rules & ContractDownload
    Scientific Notation (PDF)Download
    Table Form 2 ColumnsDownload
    Table Form 3 ColumnsDownload
    Table Form 4 ColumnsDownload
    Table Form 5 ColumnsDownload
    Tectonic Plates of World USGSDownload
    Test Astronomy Quiz GuidelinesDownload
    Test Guidelines "Astronomy"Download
    Test Guidelines "Carbon Chemistry"Download
    Test Guidelines "Chemistry"Download
    Test Guidelines "Chemistry" A Student's version (good!)Download
    Test Guidelines "Physical Changes"Download
    Test Guidelines: "Physical Changes" a Student's VersionDownload
    Test Guidelines: Forces and MotionDownload
    Test Guidelines: Standards of Measurement, Metrics, & DensityDownload
    Test/Quiz Guidelines "Carbon/Living Chemistry"Download
    Tornado Journal-WorksheetDownload
    Tornado Scale Fujita-Pearson (non-enhanced; w/F6)Download

      
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