Thursday, April 30th

We began the sound unit today with the sound lecture. Students also watched Bill Nye - Sound.

Honors Science – Students worked on three gravity labs.  The first two demonstrate Galileo’s experiment dropping balls of different weights – Free Fall and Gravity on EarthThey also began working on Staying Up While Falling Down.  This lab demonstrates the gravitational pull of the Sun and the distance a planet is from the Sun.


Wednesday, April 29th

Students continued working on the Standard IV-VI review book (Review Booklet).
Honors Science – Students began working on the Tomatosphere project.  We receive two packages of tomato seeds.  One pack has been exposed to Mars-like conditions.  The others are regular tomato seeds.  At this point, we don’t know which seeds are which.  We will learn that in the future.  We are to count the number of each type of seed that germinate.  Then we had the Gravity Lecture and notes.


Tuesday, April 28th

We reviewed the principles of light, beginning with the light lecture. Students completed three light labs. Why is the Sky Blue? – Students filled a quarter jar with water and mixed in milk.  They shined a flashlight into the milky water to demonstrate why the sky is blue.  They next completed Paddle Color. Using colored paddle, students combined colors to determine what color was produced.  They finished with a light refraction lab - The Incredible Reappearing Penny. They took a penny and placed it in a bowl.  They moved to where they couldn’t see the penny and slowly added water and recorded their observations.
Honors Science – Students continued working on the Standard IV-VI review book (Review Booklet).


Monday, April 27th

Both classes continued working on the review assignment (Standard IV-VI review book Review Booklet) in preparation for the SAGE test on May 6th & 7th.


Thursday & Friday, April 23rd & 24th

Students began working on a SAGE review assignment.  Using a review book, students completed a workbook).  This was done both Thursday and Friday.
Honors Science – Students watched Bill Nye - Gravity. They worked on a Solar System worksheet, Can You Planet?  On Friday, students worked on making Solar System graphic organizers. (Data sheet)


Wednesday, April 22nd

We completed our heat unit with a radiation lab - Best Absorber. Students put white paper, black paper, and aluminum foil on three test tubes.  They shined a heat lamp on them for twenty minutes and determine which test tube covering absorbed heat the best. 
Honors Science – Students completed a Constellation Review Assignment.


Monday, April 20th

Students completed a radiation lab - Best EmitterStudents covered three test tubes in white paper, black paper, and aluminum foil.  They filled them with hot water and measured the temperature twice over twenty minutes.  The test tube that lost the most heat is the best emitter of heat radiation.
Honors Science – Students completed the Comet Myths and Legend worksheet. They began watching The Universe - Ride the Comet.


Friday, April 17th

Students took a heat quiz dealing with the three forms of heat transfer.  We are moving into our next unit, light.  Students watched to Bill Nye DVDs, Light & Color and Optics.
Students completed a Comets vs. Asteroids reading and worksheet.  They watched Bill Nye - Comets and Asteroids.


Wednesday, April 15th

Student saw a conduction demonstration - Heat Conduction With Water, Balloon, and Candle.  A balloon with air and a water balloon was placed in a candle flame.  The balloon with air popped.  The water balloon did not pop because water conducts heat.  They completed a convection lab - When Hot Meets Cold. Students placed a bottle of blue cold water and red hot water in room temperature water and observed what happened.  The hot water rose to the top and the cold water stayed at the bottom.
Honors Science – Students made a Protist Graphic Organizer to review for the SAGE test.  They then completed an Asteroid, Comet, and Meteors Worksheet (data sheet).


Monday, April 13th & Tuesday,April 14th

Monday, April 13th

We began the principles of heat unit with the heat lecture and notes.  We began watching Bill Nye - Heat.
Honors Science – Worked on a phases of the moon Worksheet. Student also completed a phases of the Moon activity - Going Through a Phase.  Students used a flashlight and gumball to simulate the Moon going around the Earth.

Tuesday, April 14th

Students watched Bill Nye - Heat and completed a worksheet.  There was a conduction lab - Who's the Conductor? Student filled different containers with warm water and determined which conducted heat and which didn’t.

Honors Science – We began the asteroids, comets, and meteors unit with a lecture and notes.  During the lecture, students completed a comet and meteor graphic organizer.


Friday, April 3rd

We began reviewing for the SAGE test.  We went through the Constellations review PowerPoint.  Students then completed a Constellations Review Worksheet.
Honors Science – Students completed the Phases of the Moon Assessment, Part I.


Thursday, April 2nd

Students took the Microorganisms, Part II Assessment.
Honors Science – Students completed the following worksheets:  Phases Worksheet VII,
Phases Worksheet VIII, Phases Worksheet IX, and Graphing Phases of the Moon.


Wednesday, April 1st

Today we reviewed for the microorganisms test tomorrow.
Honors Science – Phases of the Moon activity – Using a Moon Clock.