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  • The Month of November

    Posted by Justine Pioro on 11/1/2019

    During th moth of November, we will be covering the Water Cycle and how water on Earth can be found in three differnt forms, or states; solid, liquid and gas.

    Students will: 

    • Develop an understanding that matter comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, states, etc.
    • Different types of matter have different properties
    • Observe and summarize evidence of some unique properties of water: 
      • Droplets are attracted to other water droplets (cohesion)  
      • Observe and summarize evidence that water droplets are sometimes attracted to other materials (adhesion). 
      • Observe cases of water’s surface acting like a skin or “protective” layer (surface tension -caused by water’s cohesiveness). 
      • Observe cases where water’s attractive properties to itself and other materials (cohesion and adhesion) can work together to get water to move through tiny spaces (capillary action).
    • Explain the macroscopic properties of solids, liquids and gases using the particle model of matter.
    • Relate observations regarding the addition of energy by warming to increased particle motion.
    • Observe and explain that energy can be transferred into a liquid from warmer surroundings, causing its particles to speed up and break away to become a gas (evaporation).
    • Observe and explain that when gas particles transfer their energy to cooler surroundings, they may slow down enough that their attraction to one another causes them to become a liquid (condensation). 
    • Observe and explain that when the particles of a liquid transfer their energy to something cooler, they slow down enough that their attractions cause them to arrange themselves into fixed positions as a solid (freezing).
    • Observe and explain that when the particles of a solid speed up enough that the motion overcomes their attraction to one another, the particles can move past each other to become a liquid (melting)

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences are on 11/20, 11/25,11/26

     

    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving break!!! 

     

     

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  • The month of October

    Posted by Justine Pioro on 10/1/2019

    We finished the Metric Unit and started the Unit 1 Water - Chemistry and Beyond.  

    Instructional Goals for this unit are:

    Describing Water (Matter)

    • Develop an understanding that matter comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, states, etc.
    • Different types of matter have different properties
    • Observe and summarize evidence of some unique properties of water:
      • Droplets are attracted to other water droplets (cohesion)  
      • Observe and summarize evidence that water droplets are sometimes attracted to other materials (adhesion).
      • Observe cases of water’s surface acting like a skin or “protective” layer (surface tension -caused by water’s cohesiveness).
      • Observe cases where water’s attractive properties to itself and other materials (cohesion and adhesi

    Science Quiz on Thursday, October 2nd.  Students should be bringing their labs and closure statement to study for the quiz.  

     

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  • Metric System quiz on Friday 13th (summative grade)

    Posted by Justine Pioro on 9/10/2019

    Please watch the video:

     

    https://youtu.be/eIu0geu9OMU

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  • The month of September

    Posted by Justine Pioro on 9/6/2019

    Welcome,

    We have had an amazing beginning of the school year in Science.  The students are excited about having “real” science this year.  They can’t wait to start the experiments and get their hands dirty.

    We have started the year with discussing different types of data and how to be a good class participant and a lab partner.  After a short unit on lab safety, we will be ready to participate in laboratory investigations. Yay!!!

    In the month of September, we will begin with fundamentals of taking measurements using the metric system.  We will also begin our water unit where students will develop an understanding that matter comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, states, etc.  Furthermore, they will develop and understanding that different types of matter have different properties.  Our labs will be based on observations and summarizing  evidence of some unique properties of water. 

     

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  • Welcome to 2019/2020 School Year

    Posted by Justine Pioro on 8/21/2019

    Hello parents and students,

    It has been such a pleasure to meet your child today!  I am super excited to work with all the students this year and it appears they are all excited to be here as well.  We had a great day getting to know each other, but our team building activities will continue well into the next week.

    Don't forget, PICTURE day is this Friday!!!

     

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