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Levers and Pulleys Test – 2011

Posted by iateacher on December 7, 2011

Attention Parents, Guardians and Students:

We are almost done with our Levers and Pulleys unit.  The final test will take place next Friday, December 16.  First, there is an online version of the test which you can access here.  Second, the following items will help guide you (or your student) in what to study:

VOCABULARY

  • lever
  • lever arm
  • load
  • fulcrum
  • effort
  • spring scale
  • Newton
  • diagram
  • advantage
  • pulley
  • simple machine

OTHER

  • Be prepared to correctly read a spring scale
  • Be prepared to correctly diagram one or more lever systems (using the proper symbols)
  • Be able to correctly diagram several real-world levers with the load, fulcrum and effort symbols and direction of force
  • Be able to tell which pulley systems WILL and WILL NOT provide the user with an advantage by reducing the effort
  • Be able to calculate the effort needed to lift a load in a particular pulley system
  • Know how far one must pull the rope in order to move the load specified distance
  • Be able to identify pulley systems that WILL and WILL NOT work properly
  • Explain how to load a large boulder into a truck using a lever and a pulley (separately – not together…)

If students have questions about any of the following I encourage them to see me BEFORE the test day for help!  We will review on Thursday using the SMART Response system!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Cells, Brain and Eye Test – 2011

Posted by iateacher on October 31, 2011

Hello Parents, Guardians and Students:

Below you will find the list of what students should know for the Cells, Brain and Eye test.  As of right now the test will be on Wednesday, November 9.  Also – the online test is available now in my web site, but students HAVE NOT learned about the eye yet.  We will be doing that this week!


VOCABULARY

  • cell
  • nucleus
  • cerebrum
  • cerebellum
  • medulla
  • synapse
  • neuron
  • pupil
  • cornea
  • life processes

CONCEPTS

  • know the three main parts of the brain
  • know what the pupil does in bright light vs. dim light
  • know the types of nerve cells
  • know that reflex actions protect the body from harm
  • know why the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and vice versa
  • be able properly label the parts of a pair of neurons
  • be able to label a diagram of the eye
  • be able to label a diagram of the brain
  • be able to label a diagram of a cell (plant or animal) and identify which type it is

Thanks!!

Mr. Yerington

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Intro to Science Test – 2011

Posted by iateacher on September 28, 2011

Hello Parents, Guardians and Students:

For those who haven’t heard yet, the test over Introduction to Science will take place next Friday, October 4.  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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Updates…

Posted by iateacher on November 7, 2010

Hello Parents, guardians and students:

I realized I haven’t posted anything in quite awhile, so I thought I better get on the ball.  Not only that, but there is A LOT of things coming up!!

Let’s start with this week.  On Wednesday, November 10 we will be dissecting our sheep eyes.  This activity is great for helping the students learn the parts of the eye.

Then, on Friday, November 12 we will be taking our final test over our cells, brain and eye unit.  The online practice test is already online on my web site.  Or, you can just click to access the test!

After the test we will be beginning our next unit on Levers and Pulleys. This is  FOSS Kit and has NO book.  However, students WILL be keeping a notebook that they can bring home anytime so you can see what they are working on and they can study.

We also have a very special event going on on Wednesday, November 17 and Friday, November 19.  We will be taking all of our sixth graders to see the “Springs, Sprockets and Pulleys” exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center.  We will be taking two groups each day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).  The students will be told the week of the trip what group they will be in.

Wow, that’s a lot!!  As always, if you have questions please contact me anytime!

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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Levers and Pulleys Test – 2009

Posted by iateacher on March 1, 2009

Attention Parents, Guardians and Students:

We are almost done with our Levers and Pulleys unit.  The final test will take place this Friday, March 6.  First, there is an online version of the test which you can access here.  Second, the following items will help guide you (or your student) in what to study:

VOCABULARY

  • lever
  • lever arm
  • load
  • fulcrum
  • effort
  • spring scale
  • Newton
  • diagram
  • advantage
  • pulley
  • simple machine

OTHER

  • Be prepared to correctly read a spring scale
  • Be prepared to correctly diagram one or more lever systems (using the proper symbols)
  • Be able to correctly label several real-world levers with the load, fulcrum and effort symbols and direction of force
  • Be able to tell which pulley systems WILL and WILL NOT provide the user with an advantage by reducing the effort
  • Be able to calculate the effort needed to lift a load in a particular pulley system
  • Know how far one must pull the rope in order to move the load specified distance
  • Be able to identify pulley systems that WILL and WILL NOT work properly
  • Explain how to load a large boulder into a truck using a lever and a pulley (separately – not together…)

The test will be 52 points.  If students have questions about any of the following I encourage them to see me BEFORE the test day for help!  We will review on Wednesday with a game, and Thursday with a power point!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Mealworm Test

Posted by iateacher on January 26, 2009

Attention parents and guardians:

We are done with our mealworm unit.  We will be taking the test this Wednesday, January 28.  The following items are on the test:

VOCABULARY WORDS

  • egg
  • pupa
  • larva
  • life cycle
  • metamorphosis
  • scientific method
  • Know the three MAIN parts of a mealworm
  • Be prepared to label ALL the parts of a mealworm
  • Be prepared to draw and label the life cycle of a mealworm
  • Be able to list several of the eight points of a good experiment
  • Know what mealworms eat
  • Know how long it takes for the eggs to hatch
  • Know what a mealworm turns into
  • What color is a mealworm after shedding it’s skin the final time
  • What conditions are necessary for a mealworm to develop through the four stages
  • Be able to critique an example experiment
  • There is also an online test ready to go.  (See my previous post right here)

    Thanks

    Mr. Yerington

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    Mixtures and Solutions Test Next Week

    Posted by iateacher on December 8, 2008

    Hello to all,

    I wanted to get this posted now, although there may be a few minor changes after I meet with my counterparts from Central this afternoon.  I will add any changes in a new color or bold type or something of the sort.  Anway, depending on the weather and the number of snow days, I plan to give the test over Mixtures and Solutions next Wednesday, December 17, 2008.  Here is a list of points to study:

    VOCABULARY

    Students should know the meanings of the following vocabulary words:

    • mixture
    • solution
    • solvent
    • diatomaceous earth
    • NaCl
    • evaporate
    • crystals
    • properties
    • compound
    • solubility
    • concentration
    • precipitate
    • solute

    CONCEPTS

    Students need to know:

    • the three ways we separated mixtures in class
    • what happens to a liquid when it evaporates
    • how to determine if a given chemical forms a solution
    • how to tell if a solution is saturated
    • some ways salt is used today
    • the two ways salt is obtained
    • how to determine the total weight of a solution given

    Also, there is an online test that students can take on my web site.  I hope that helps everyone get a head start on studying.  The test is worth about 51 points at this time.  If we change anything that may add or subtract points, but I will update that as well!  Also, students should be making sure there notebooks are up to date.  The table of contents is right here.

    Thanks

    Mr. Yerington

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    Online Test for Cells, Brain & Eye unit available NOW!!

    Posted by iateacher on October 21, 2008

    By popular demand I have posted an online sample test for the cells, brain and eye unit.  Keep in mind we are still working on this unit, so I would expect the students to know ALL the answers.  The actual in class test will take place sometime next week.  I have to see how far we get each day before setting a firm date.  It looks like it would be either Thursday for Friday of next week, though.  

    You may click here to take the sample test.

    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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