Thursday, June 26, 2008

101 Science Things to do this Summer

OK...if you're like me, you are already bored by Summer. Where are my students? I need minds to mold?!

Here are 101 Science things to do during the Summer! Write to me if you do any of them!

Also, here is another link to explore ... Summer Science Fun

Have a great break!

Mr. F :-)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you for the generous comments.

I am happy that you feel as though you had a good time and enjoyed science class. I realize that every class can not be VERY fun but I had a good time also!

Keep reaching for the stars.

Mr. Forde :-)

PS- Keep checking in over the Summer as I intend to keep posting materials.

Monday, June 16, 2008

2007 - 2008 - What worked?

Hi All,

I enjoyed working with you all this year. Tell me....what worked? What did you like? What units did you think were most interesting to you?

Thanks...enjoy the summer 8th graders!

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Text books Due!

Hi There!

ALL science textbooks need to be returned ASAP! (As a matter of fact, if you do not return your science and math textbooks...and return your library books you may be excluded from our planned field day next Monday. Don't let that happen!)

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Test is ON!


Sorry kids.

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Science Test - 6/10

The fourth quarter final is Tuesday 6/10.

Study ALL human body notes. These include: body organization, bones and muscles, digestive system, respiratory system, and circulatory system.

See the cornell notes on the link to the right. This is not all of the notes, due to hand-outs so compare your notes to a firends if you suspect that you may be missing something.

Please feel free to ask any questions here.

Best of luck!

Mr. Forde :-)

"Feel the Beat" Project

Hi All!

The "Feel the Beat" Project: By now you all should have a problem statement (The question you will be investigating), a hypothesis (Your educated guess as to what will occur during your investigation) a step by step procedure and a data table. These things should allow you to start collecting data! This project is DUE 6/9 for ALL students.

The final product should be a single piece of poster paper or "oak tag". DO NOT feel like you need a tri-board. This should be a no-nonsense presentation of your results.

Here is a great example of a lay-out that would work well for me! I'll talk to you about this more on MON/WED when we have science class.

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Post any questions, comments or reaction here and I'll get back to you asap!

Mr. Forde :-)