Monday, August 31, 2015

Duct Tape Projects 3-8 - Due 9/30/15

All projects are due on September 30 (unless you are middle school and they will be due October 1st).

Due Dates for 3-4-5 Element Reports

The due date for the element reports is 9/14.  Students will present in class.  I have stressed to the students to be sure to find out and explore how their particular element is relevant to their own lives. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AGATE Members

Thanks to the following families for joining AGATE:
Jason and Shannon Weaver
Dr. Ryan and Lindsey Sartin
Steve and Stacy Baker
Jason and Alesha Presley
Arnie and Heather Bull
Robert and Nancy Nosari
Shannon and Rhiannon Walker

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NG - Chapter 1 Questions

1.  What properties do scientists use to describe and compare matter?
2.  How would you describe the color, texture, and temperature of your science book to a friend?
3.  How could properties such as color, texture, and temperature help scientists distinguish between two different sampler of matter?

1.A-  What methods can you use to measure the volume of a solid?
2.B- How are the volumes of solids, liquids, and gases different?
3.C- What would happen to your weight if the force of gravity on Earth suddenly grew stronger?  How about your mass?

1.D-  What are the parts of an atom?
2.E-  How are molecules and compounds alike and different?
3.F-  How are chlorine and sodium different from the salt they form together?

1.G-  What are the properties of a mixture?
2.H-  You are holding a glass of orange juice with ice cubes floating in it.  What kind of a mixture are you holding?
3.I-  If you found an interesting mixture, what properties would you look for to try to separate it into its individual components?

1. J- What are the parts of a solution?
2. K- How does the amount of a solute in a solvent affect the solution's concentration?
3. L- What do you think happens when Earth's atmosphere becomes saturated with water vapor?

NG Physical Science - Chapter 1 Definitions

Mass - is the amount of matter in an object.
Volume - is the amount of space something takes up.
Atom - is the smallest piece of matter that can still be identified as that matter.
Mixture - is two or more kinds of matter put together.
Solution - is a mixture of two or more kinds of matter evenly spread out.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Open House, Thursday, August 13th

Open House will be from 4-6 p.m. at the elementary school. 

The AGATE parent group will be hosting a "meet and greet" for new administrators in our district.  We will be providing finger foods and drinks.  This is also a great way to show appreciation for all of our staff!!!  Come by and see us from 3:15-4:00 to meet the new administrators.

$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity Youth Senate - JUNIORS