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Archive for September, 2010

Conferences – Day 1

Posted by iateacher on September 28, 2010

I would like to send out a big THANK YOU  to all the parents who came to conferences this evening.  It was so nice to meet so many of you and your support of your child’s education is greatly appreciated!!  If you were unable to make it this evening please keep in mind that I will be in my room again on THURSDAY from 5-8 p.m.  If you are unable to make it that night please feel free to call or e-mail me and we can set up a time that works in your schedule!

Thanks!

Mr. Yerington

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New Daily Science Policy

Posted by iateacher on September 25, 2010

Hello Parents and Guardians

Just a quick note to explain the new policy on daily science.  I had been assigning daily science as homework, but I realized this was NOT working well.  Therefore, I have decided to try a new policy.  From now on daily science will be extra credit.  Students can do up to THREE daily science papers each term.  They can do as much or as little on each one as they want, and they will receive 1 point for each section of the sheet for a total of 18 points possible per term.  Hopefully this will relieve some stress for the students AND help those who need the extra points!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Introduction to Science Test

Posted by iateacher on September 24, 2010

Hello Parents, Guardians and Students:

For those who haven’t heard yet, the test over Introduction to Science will take place next Thursday, September 29.  There is an online sample test available on my web site and below is a list of what to study for the test!

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

Hope that helps everyone start studying!!
Mr. Yerington


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Latest PowerPoints and Assignments….

Posted by iateacher on September 13, 2010

Hello Parents, guardians and students!

First of all, students received TWO assignments today.  The first was their Daily Science (#7-12) which is not due until the Friday, September 17.  The other is the worksheet over chapter 1, section 4 which is due tomorrow (September 14) The PowerPoint that covers this section is attached below!  Hope it helps!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Scientific Inquiry PowerPoint

Posted by iateacher on September 7, 2010

Here is our second PowerPoint presentation that we covered in class.  This is over chapter 1, section 2 of our book.

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