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Archive for September, 2008

Cell Drawings Assigned Today

Posted by iateacher on September 25, 2008

Attention parents and guardians:

All of my science classes DID receive the assignment to draw a plant and an animal cell today.  The drawings must be colored and labeled.  The following items MUST be included in the drawings:

  • cell membrane
  • cell wall
  • chloroplasts
  • vacuole
  • nucleus
  • chromosomes
Please note that this assignment is not due until Tuesday, September 30 because with Langwood going on that is the next time I will see ALL of my students.  Therefore I expect EVERYONE to have it done on time.  Students were told that if they did not have it done they would receive a teacher detention!  
One good source of help they can use is their Sciencesaurus book, topics 77 and 78.  They could also use the internet.  When you type in “Plant cell” or “animal cell” into one of the many search engines out there you will find TONS of cell pictures
Thanks
Mr. Yerington

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Graphing Worksheet Assigned Today

Posted by iateacher on September 15, 2008

Parents and Guardians:

I assigned a simple graphing worksheet today.  The first page has eight questions over the graphs drawn at the top.  One is a bar graph, the other is a line graph.  Then, on the back, students will be creating their own bar and line graphs using the given data.  There is a piece of graph paper attached so they can draw their graphs.

This is due tomorrow.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Unit Test: Nature of Science and Technology – 2008

Posted by iateacher on September 11, 2008

Hi parents, guardians and students:

Next Friday, September 19, 2008, I will be giving our first unit test.   This is over chapters 1 and 2 in our Nature of Science and Technology book we have been using.  I was asked today by one of my students what they should use to study.  I now present to you the top four list of things to study for the test:

  1. Notes that were taken in class
  2. Worksheets that were given back by Mr. Yerington
  3. The print or online edition of the textbook.  contact Mr. Yerington if you need information on accessing the book online
  4. The online sample test on Mr. Yerington’s web site

In addition below you will find a complete list of WHAT to study!!


VOCABULARY
 

  • volume
  • quantitative observation
  • qualitative observation
  • prediction
  • inference
  • hypothesis
  • variable
    • manipulated variable
    • responding variable
  • scientific theory
  • scientific inquiry

Know the five SKILLS of a good scientist (and what each one means)

Know the four ATTITUDES of a good scientist (and again, what they mean)


METRIC SYSTEM (SI) 

  • What number the SI system is based on
  • What is the standard unit of length
  • What is the standard unit of mass
  • What is the standard unit of temperature
  • What tools are used to measure length, mass, and temperature
  • Difference between mass and weight

MATHEMATICS IN SCIENCE 

  • Estimation (what is it — why we use it)
  • Averages
    • Mean
    • Median
    • Mode
  • Graphs — how to read, interpret and make one

BRANCHES OF SCIENCE 

  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science

LAB SAFETY — what to do in case of an accident  

There you have it! Hope that will help everyone start studying!!

 

Mr. Yerington

 

 

 

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Grades Page Now Working Properly

Posted by iateacher on September 10, 2008

Attention Parents, Guardians and Students:

The grades portion of my web site is NOW working correctly.  I tested at least one student in each class so you should be able to access grades as of 8:00 this morning

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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PROBLEM WITH GRADE POSTING PAGE

Posted by iateacher on September 9, 2008

I apologize for the problems you may have experienced trying to access the grade reporting page this evening.  Apparently, there is an issue with my grade book software on my home computer, which is a Mac.  I will post new grades at school tomorrow morning.  The grade page should be fully functional by 8:10 and I will post an update here and on my web page so you will know if it is working. I will also be contacting the company that makes my grade book software to alert them to the problems!!  I do apologize for any inconvenience.

Mr. Yerington

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NO Assignment Today

Posted by iateacher on September 9, 2008

Attention Parents and Guardians:

The Chapter 2, Section 1 worksheet was NOT given out today for two reasons

  1. I didn’t copy it!!
  2. I ran out of time

This assignment should be given out tomorrow for sure!  Check back here for updates, however!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Chapter 1, Section 4 Worksheet

Posted by iateacher on September 2, 2008

I realize this post is late, it’s been a busy afternoon.  Anyway, students DID receive the chapter 1, section 4 worksheet today.  This is due tomorrow.  If your child is NOT bringing home notes to help with these assignment, ask they why not!  I have been using power point presentations in my class and giving them all the information they need to do the assignments!  This makes the worksheets pretty easy in my humble opinion.  I have noticed, however, that some students do not take any notes.  Encourage your student to do so, as note taking is a skill they can use the rest of their life!!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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