February 16, 2018

Today in class we tested in the computer lab. For those who were absent, you will be expected to take this test on Monday or Tuesday when you return. The study guide(s) have been posted and you should take the opportunity to study some over the break.

I have USA Test Prep up and running as well. If you would like to work on this, it is a little different from the last couple of times. This time you are expected to complete 3 practice assignments in addition to the benchmark test. The practice assignments are vocab refreshers, videos, or games. The benchmark, you must make 80% or higher with unlimited tries to get those additional points back onto your test.

I also have an extra credit assignment for those that would like to boost their grade.

HW – Research proposal-2hzb19g

pHet Link


Yes, this pHet lab is the same as the one we did last week; however, we are investigating a different part of it. Today you should receive a worksheet to go with the next exploration, prisms. Last time we looked at the “intro” and played with the different angles that specifically looked at reflection and refraction. Today you will be taking another look at prisms.

When you finish, you should continue working on your study guides. Remember you should have those completed by tomorrow. If you would like an extra review session, science will be holding them tomorrow during Mav Block.

Here is the pHet lab document if you are absent and need it to complete.

Bending Light with PRISMS-27f59jh

February 12, 2018

Today in class we covered Sound waves and how sound waves interact. I have passed back quizzes to all students and they should have them in IAN to use as a resource for studying. I am attaching the note sets from previous classes for those that have been absent. As a reminder, if you are absent you need to check your make up folder. I have A LOT of items in this folder that need to be grabbed.

Looking at this week:

  • Tuesday- we will continue and finish sound notes
  • Wednesday- computer lab for a pHet simulation/ review- Last call for notebooks!
  • Thursday- Bingo Review
  • Friday- Waves Test… then winter break 🙂

February 9, 2018

Today we took our quiz over Light. I started grading and for the most part they look good! I am finishing up notebooks this weekend, if you have not submitted one, I will need that by Monday. After next Wednesday I will not take notebooks because they will be one week over due. If I have asked you to resubmit, then it should be back to me by Wednesday. I am not going to hunt you down, you need to come to me with it 🙂

We discussed lenses and optical illusions in class today. I am going to list some videos for you for further research or if you want to watch more about optical illusions.



Don’t forget Vocabulary is due on Monday. The list for that is:

  • Doppler Effect
  • Decibels
  • Vibration
  • Transmission
  • Convex lens
  • Concave lens
  • vacuum
  • medium
  • compression
  • echo
  • echolocation

February 8, 2018

Students, remember tomorrow we are QUIZZING! The terms you should know are:

  • Absorption
  • scattering
  • transmission
  • reflection
  • refraction
  • diffraction
  • light
  • electromagnetic waves
  • transverse waves
  • visible light

Please be sure to study this vocab. Also, if your notebook was not checked yesterday, it will be checked tomorrow. I will post the notes from today on my blog tomorrow as well. Let me know if you have any questions as you are preparing for this quiz 🙂