Thursday

Week 18 1/2 - 1/6

Chemistry

Monday (1/2): No School
Tuesday (1/3): Nuclear Decay Chains
Wednesday (1/4): Effects of Nuclear Radiation
Thursday (1/5): Fission & Fusion
Friday (1/6): RAFT Energy Research Project, Fission & Fusion Worksheet Due

RAFT Energy Project Due Monday

Week 17 12/26 - 12/30

Chemistry

No School - Have a great winter break!

Extra Credit Assignment Due 1/13

Monday

Week 16 12/19 - 12/23

Chemistry

Monday (12/19): Alpha Decay, Nuclear Decay Assignment Due
Tuesday (12/20): Beta Decay,
Wednesday (12/21): Gamma Decay
Thursday (12/22): Quiz & Video, Alpha & Beta Decay Assignment Due
Friday (12/23): No School - Teacher In-service

Friday

Week 15 12/12 - 12/16

Chemistry

Monday (12/12): Review
Tuesday (12/13): Unit Test
Wednesday (12/14): Isotope Notes
Thursday (12/15): Isotope Computer Simulation
Friday (12/16): Nuclear Decay Notes, Nuclear Chemistry Vocab Due

Thursday

Week 14 12/5 - 12/6

Chemistry

Monday (12/5): Careers in Science Computer Simulation
Tuesday (12/6): Chemical Reactions Lab, Simulation Due
Wednesday (12/7): Exothermic & Endothermic Notes
Thursday (12/8): Exothermic & Endothermic Lab, Exo/Endothermic Worksheet Due
Friday (12/9): Mythbusters Chemical Reactions

Unit Test next week Tuesday 12/13

Week 13 11/28 - 12/2

Chemistry

Monday (11/28): Balancing Equations Practice, Advanced - Types of Reactions
Tuesday (11/29): Writing Chemical Equations
Wednesday (11/30): Electrolysis of Water Lab
Thursday (12/1): Antoine Lavoisier Article
Friday (12/2): Quiz & Chemical Reaction Demo, Writing Equations Worksheet Due

Week 12 11/21 - 11/25

Chemistry

Monday (11/21): Conservation of Mass Notes
Tuesday (11/22): Balancing Equations Computer Simulation
Wednesday (11/23): Balancing Equations Activity
Thursday (11/24): No School - Thanksgiving Break
Friday (11/25): No School - Thanksgiving Break

Balancing Equations Practice Due Monday

Monday

Week 11 11/14 - 11/18

Chemistry

Monday (11/14): Covalent Bonding Notes
Tuesday (11/15): Covalent Bonding Activity
Wednesday (11/16): Lewis Structures of Molecules practice
Thursday (11/17): Review, regular class - Ionic & Covalent Worksheets due, Advanced - Pauling Article Due
Friday (11/18): Chemical Bonding Test

Week 10 11/7 - 11/11

Chemistry

Monday (11/7): Teacher In-Service
Tuesday (11/8): Ionic Bonding
Wednesday (11/9): Naming Compounds
Thursday (11/10): Writing Formulas, Science Club Meeting 2:30-4:30
Friday (11/11): Quiz

Tuesday

Week 9 10/31 - 11/4

Chemistry

Monday (10/31): Review
Tuesday (11/1): Test, Chemical Bonding Vocab
Wednesday (11/2): Chemical Bonding Notes
Thursday (11/3): Formation of Ions Notes, Chemical Bonding Wordwise Due, Homework Help Night
Friday (11/4): Ionic Bonding Computer Simulation

End of 2nd Quarter

Monday

Week 8 10/24 - 10/28

Chemistry

Monday (10/24): Periodic Table Basics
Tuesday (10/25): Representative Groups, Periodic Table Project Due
Wednesday (10/26): Vocabulary Activities, Getting to Know the Periodic Table Due
Thursday (10/27): Periodic Table Battleship
Friday (10/28): Review, Advanced: Article Due, Vocab Due

Periodic Table Unit Test Tuesday 11/1

Friday

Week 7 10/17 - 10/21

Chemistry

Monday (10/17): Modern Periodic Table Notes, Periodic Table Worksheet Due, SL Conferences
Tuesday (10/18): Hunting the Elements Video
Wednesday (10/19): Hunting the Elements Video
Thursday (10/20): No School - MEA
Friday (10/21): No School - MEA 

Periodic Trends Project and Research an Element Extra Credit Due Tuesday 10/25

Week 6 10/10 - 10/14

Chemistry

Monday (10/10): Lewis Structures/Dot Diagrams
Tuesday (10/11): Review, Bohr Lewis Assignment Due
Wednesday (10/12): Test
Thursday (10/13): Organizing the Elements, SLC Conferences
Friday (10/14): Hunting the Elements Video, Notebook Check

Periodic Table Worksheet due Monday

Thursday

Week 5 10/3 - 10/7

Homework Help Night is Thursday October 6th.  Students can stay after with a teacher and are supervised until 4:30.  They can ride the activity bus home.

Chemistry

Monday (10/3): No School - Teacher Professional Development 
Tuesday (10/4): Structure of an Atom Notes, Atomic Theory Comic Strip Due
Wednesday (10/5): Build an Atom Simulation
Thursday (10/6): Build an Atom Simulation, Ice Cube Article Due (advanced)
Friday (10/7): Bohr Diagrams, Atomic Structure Worksheet Due

Friday

Week 4 9/26 - 9/30

Chemistry

Monday (9/26): Quiz, Lab Burner Safety, History of the Atom Worksheet Due
Tuesday (9/27): Flame Test Lab
Wednesday (9/28): Electron Cloud Model
Thursday (9/29): Chadwick Reading
Friday (9/30): Modeling the Location of an Electron

Atomic Theory Comic Strip Due Tuesday

Monday

Week 3 9/19 - 9/23

Chemistry

Monday (9/19): Quiz
Tuesday (9/20): Thomson Notes, Vocab Assignment Due
Wednesday (9/21): Rutherford Notes
Thursday (9/22): Rolling with Rutherford Lab
Friday (9/23): Bohr Notes

History of the Atom Worksheet Due Monday & Quiz Monday

Week 2 9/12 - 916

Chemistry

Monday (9/12): General Science Vocabulary
Tuesday (9/13): Atom Basics Notes, Yellow Scientific Method Packet Due
Wednesday (9/14): Getting Atom Article
Thursday (9/15): Dalton's Atomic Theory Notes
Friday (9/16): Law of Definite Composition, Vocab Activity, Notebook Check

Thursday

Week 1 9/5 - 9/9

Chemistry

Monday (9/5): No School - Labor Day
Tuesday (9/6): Notebook Set Up
Wednesday (9/7): Lab Safety
Thursday (9/8): Scientific Method Notes
Friday (9/9): Observation Activity, Lab Safety Contract Due (signed by parent/guardian)

Welcome Back!

Open House

Don't forget to bring a composition notebook and a bottle of glue to the first day of science!

You can use my website to:
  • See the weekly schedule of what we do each day
  • Find out when assignments are due or when tests are
  • Print copies of assignments, notes, etc.
  • See a table of contents that matches students notebooks
  • View answer keys to practice assignments and reviews
  • Get directions to the online textbook
  • View helpful videos about what we learned
  • Open links to online simulations we do in class

Have a Great Summer!

Enjoy the summer, and good luck next year!

Friday

Week 40 6/6 - 6/10

Physics

Monday (6/6): Review
Tuesday (6/7): Final Test, Notebook Check, Extra Credit Due
Wednesday (6/8): Student Workday
Thursday (6/9): Student Workday
Friday (6/10): No School Teacher Workday

Week 39 5/30 - 6/3

Physics

Monday: No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday: Sound & Hearing Notes, Vocab Crossword Due
Wednesday: Sound Equations
Thursday: Sound Waves Lab, Equations Due
Friday: Final Review

Final Test Tuesday June 7

Week 38 5/23 - 5/27

Physics

Monday (5/23): Review
Tuesday (5/24): Electricity & Magnetism Unit Test
Wednesday (5/25): Mechanical Waves Notes
Thursday (5/26): Mythbusters Sonic Boom Video, 9th Grade Awards
Friday (5/27): No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

Week 37 5/16 - 5/50

Physics

Monday (5/16): Magnetism Notes
Tuesday (5/17): Magnetism Video
Wednesday (5/18): Magnets Lab, Magnetism Worksheet Due
Thursday (5/19): Electromagnetism Notes
Friday (5/20): Electrical Energy and Transmission, Electromagnetism Worksheet

Week 36 5/9 - 5/13

Late Work Deadline: End of day 5/10 

Mid Quarter: Wednesday 5/11

Homework Help Night is Tuesday 5/10.  Students are supervised until 4:30 and can ride the activity bus home.  This is the last day to turn in missing work.

Physics

Monday (5/9): Circuits Notes, Ohm's Law Equations Due
Tuesday (5/10): Circuits Assignment
Wednesday (5/11): Build a Circuit Lab
Thursday (5/12): Review, Electricity Quiz
Friday (5/13): Ohm's Law Mythbusters

Monday

Week 35 5/2 - 5/6

Physics

Monday (5/2): Static Electricity Notes
Tuesday (5/3): Static Electricity Lab, Charge it Packet Due
Wednesday (5/4): Static Electricity Simulations, Vocab Due
Thursday (5/5): Current & Ohm's Law Notes, Simulations Due
Friday (5/6): Ohm's Law Calculations

Friday

Week 34 4/25 - 4/29

Physics

Monday (4/25): KE vs Mass Lab, Conservation of Energy Packet Due
Tuesday (4/26): Roller Coaster Simulation, Lab Due (with graph)
Wednesday (4/27): Roller Coaster Simulation
Thursday (4/28): Review
Friday (4/29): Work Power Energy Test, Notebook Check

Week 33 (4/18 - 4/22)

Physics

Monday (4/18): Potential Energy & Kinetic Energy Notes
Tuesday (4/19): PE & KE practice problems
Wednesday (4/20): Conservation of Energy Notes, PE & KE Practice Problems Due
Thursday (4/21): Conservation of Energy Practice Problems
Friday (4/22):  Conservation of Energy Practice Problems, Advanced: Spring Constant Lab

Practice Problems Due Monday

Week 32 4/11 - 4/15

Physics

Monday (4/11): Simple Machines Notes, Mechanical Advantage, Power Lab Due
Tuesday (4/12): Work Power Review & Vocab, Advanced: Rube Goldberg
Wednesday (4/13): Work Power Brainpop, Advanced: Rube Goldberg
Thursday (4/14): Work Power Quiz, Notebook Check
Friday (4/15): Types of Energy Notes

Thursday

Week 31 4/4 - 4/8

Physics

Monday (4/4): No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
Tuesday (4/5): No School - Teacher Work Day
Wednesday (4/6): Work Power Notes
Thursday (4/7): Work Power Calculations
Friday (4/8): Work Power Lab, Work Power Calculations Due

Week 30 3/28 - 4/1

Homework Help Night is Tuesday 3/29.  Students are supervised until 4:30 and can ride the activity bus home.  This is the last day to turn in missing work.

Physics

Monday (3/28): Gravity Force Simulation
Tuesday (3/29): Universal Law of Gravitation, Gravity Force Due
Wednesday (3/30): Universal Law of Gravitation Practice Problems, Advanced: 3rd Law Lab
Thursday (3/31): Review, Practice Problems Due
Friday (4/1): Unit 3 Test, End of 3rd Quarter

Friday

Week 29 3/21 - 3/25

Physics

Monday (3/21): Force Example Problems, Newton's 2nd Law worksheet due, Advanced - Combining Forces in 2 dimensions
Tuesday (3/22): Newton's Laws Brainpop, Advanced - Combining Forces in 2 dimensions
Wednesday (3/23): Forces Quiz, Notebook Check
Thursday (3/24): Newton's 3rd Law Notes
Friday (3/25): No School - Holiday

Thursday

Week 28 3/14 - 3/18

Physics

Monday (3/14): No School - Teacher Professional Development
Tuesday (3/15): Galileo Marble Lab
Wednesday (3/16): Inertia Lab
Thursday (3/17): Newton's 1st Law Notes, Inertia and Mass Worksheet Due
Friday (3/18): Newton's 2nd Law Notes

Mass and Weight Worksheet Due Monday

Week 27 3/7 - 3/22

No School Spring Break

Week 26 2/29 - 3/4

Physics

Monday (2/29):  Friction Notes
Tuesday (3/1):  Friction Lab, Friction Worksheet Due
Wednesday (3/2):  Gravity & Projectile Motion notes
Thursday (3/3): Galileo Reading, (Advanced) Terminal Velocity Lab
Friday (3/4): Mythbusters Bullet Fired vs Bullet Dropped, Galileo Annotation Due

Monday

Week 25 2/22 - 2/26

Physics

Monday (2/22):  Acceleration Practice Problems, (Advanced) Hot Wheels Lab Due
Tuesday (2/23): Review
Wednesday (2/24): Review, Vocab Activity Due
Thursday (2/25): Motion Unit Test
Friday (2/26): Forces Notes

Thursday

Week 24 2/15 - 2/19

Physics

Monday (2/15): No School - Teacher In-service
Tuesday (2/16): Minnesota State Survey - no science class today
Wednesday (2/17): Bowling Ball Speed Lab
Thursday (2/18): Acceleration Notes
Friday (2/19): Mythbusters Acceleration, Advanced - Hot Wheels Physics,
Acceleration worksheet Due


Friday

Week 23 2/8 - 2/12

Physics

Monday (2/8): Mythbusters Video, 11.1 Distance & Displacement Worksheet Due, 11.2 Speed & Velocity Worksheet Due
Tuesday (2/9): Speed & Velocity Practice Problems
Wednesday (2/10): Graphing Motion Notes
Thursday (2/11): Physics 500
Friday (2/12): Motion Quiz, Notebook Check, Interpreting a Distance Time Graph Due

Week 22 2/1 - 2/5

Physics

Monday (2/1): Finish Unit Conversion Card Game (Advanced: Start Unit Conversion Practice Problems)
Tuesday (2/2): Unit Conversion Practice Problems (Advanced: Sig Figs)
Wednesday (2/3): Unit Conversion Quiz, Notebook Check
Thursday (2/4): Distance/Displacement Notes
Friday (2/5): Speed & Velocity Notes, Distance/Displacement Worksheet Due

Tuesday

Week 21 1/25 - 1/29

Students need to bring their 2nd composition notebook for 2nd semester

Physics

Monday (1/25): Teacher Work Day
Tuesday (1/26): Notebook Set Up
Wednesday (1/27): Obsertainer Activity
Thursday (1/28): Measurement and Unit Conversion Notes, 1.2 Using a Scientific Approach Worksheet Due
Friday (1/29): Unit Conversion Card Game, 1.3 Measurement Worksheet Due