Current and Past HomeworkAugust 28 - September 5:
Play Nim with your friends and parents, or the online computer (see link below). Try to discover the secret of the game. Keep track of your results, and be ready to share in class.
Take Home Quiz on Nim is due. Make sure you know the secret of how to win.September 12:
Read pages 2-5 of your book, section 1.1. Be ready to discuss in class. We will do this experiment this week.
Do the Dancing Penny Experiment at home with your parents (if they want to help). See whether or not you can get the penny to dance and think about why you did or did not succeed.September 18:
Dancing Penny Experiment
Materials: glass bottle with opening no larger than a penny, one penny, bowl.
Find a bottle with an opening smaller than the diameter of a penny. Leave the bottle and a penny in the freezer for 15 minutes. Take the bottle and penny out. Put the penny over the opening of the bottle, and use a little water on the lip of the bottle to ensure an airtight seal. Fill a large wide bowl a few inches with hot water (from the tap) and place the cold bottle in the container. Wait and see if the penny starts to dance.
Print out and read the pages about the paper towel project.September 19 and 20: Chapter One Exams.
Review Chapter 1 for in-class exams.
Redos of Chapter 1 Exam are due.
November 3, Friday:
Final Paper Towel Reports are due.November 15, 16, 17:
Open and Closed Book Tests on Chapter 2. Exam ReviewNovember 22 (before Thanksgiving):
Get a buddy for Product Fair, or decide to work alone. Read Product Fair,and start thinking of an idea. Hand in a short (< 1 page) description of your idea with the names of both partners if working with partners.
November 22: Redos of Chapter 2 Exams Due. (to count on first trimester report cards)
November 22: Watch this video explaining our fun Mentos Experiment.
December 15: Read Archimedes Handout. Complete Review Sheets below,
December 22: Finish your market survey for Product Fair. Hand in a rough draft.
January 12: Design three experiments to test your product.
Hand me a copy and get approval before you start to do the experiments and write them up.
January 16-17: Chapter 3 Exams - Review.
Class handouts can be found below in the Syllabus
January 26: Redos for Chapter 3 exams are due.
January 29: Product Fair - Three experiments and lab reports due. Build project.
(Research tests and reports - section 4).
February 9: Product Fair - product comparison essay, and cost report due.
(Sections 3 and 5).
February 10: Print out Chapter Review Sheet and Study.
February 15-16: Chapter 4 Exams - Review.
See syllabus below for class handouts, if your child misplaced any.
February 16: Product Fair - organization chart, advertising, and conclusions due.
March 5: Redos for Chapter 4 Exams due.
March 9: Product Fair - proofread and edit all sections. Final report due.
March 14: Product Fair Event. Bring materials to school for setup.
Wednesday 7-9 PM Posters and presentations.
March 27-28: Chapter 5 Exams - Review
Friday Before DC: Redos for Chapter 5 Exams are Due. No extensions.
May 3, Thursday: Final Sludge Reports Due in Class - Two points per day late penalty.
May 4: Bring in a 9V Battery to Class.
May 14: Practice Balancing Equations - Fixed set here. Random timed practice here.
June 4, 5: Chapter 6 Exams - Study Hard! No Redos. - Review
Bring in textbooks from home.
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