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Earth Science Students,

Here are the answer keys I promised. Again, I advise that you look at all of these questions!

  1. 1-density-answers
  2. 2-types-of-rate-of-change-answers
  • Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

You will need a scientific or 4-function calculator for Friday’s test and you should expect to need one on every test in this class.

No Graphing Calculators!

I will let you know before the exam if you should take it out and use, so be ready with one in class. Be aware that I do not have any extra I keep in class

  • Mr. Paccione

Science Students,

I have added a new “page” to the top of my website called “mid-lesson assessment replacement plicker cards”.

If for any reason you need to replace the card that is taped into your notebook, you can print off a new card here:

https://plickers.com/PlickersCards_2up.pdf

Be sure you print off only your number! If you don’t know what your number is, you can ask me in class beforehand.

– Mr. Paccione

Earth Science Students,

Here are the types of questions and some of the actual questions you will see on Friday’s test. You must print these off and be ready to have them check on Thursday, 9/22.

  1. Density Questions- 1-density-question (Questions 1-15 mandatory)
  2. Types and Rate of Change Questions- 2-types-and-rate-of-change-questions (Questions 1-15 mandatory)

While only the above-mentioned questions are mandatory to be completed, I strongly encourage you to do ALL of them before the test so you have plenty of practice.

Naturally, do not forget to over your notes too.

Mr. Paccione

 

 

6th Grade Science Students,

As we have talked about in class, we will be beginning our first health project.

You will be building a “Choose My Plate” as seen in the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will simply cut out pictures of all differnt types of food and paste it onto the plate you have created. Be sure to ALL different types of food (no meals or prepared stuff), even food you do not like.

Supplies:

  1. Oak Tag/Poster Board- http://www.staples.com/Staples-Poster-Boards-10-Pack-White-22-x-28-MMK04500S-/product_247403
  2. 5 “Food Group” Foods Pictures- you can pre-cut food items to put on your poster or you can bring in all the supplies and cut it in class. The five food groups the pictures should fit into are: 1) grains, 2) proteins, 3) dairy, 4) vegetables, and 5) fruits
  3. Glue sticks/colored pencils/markers– I have a lot in class, but bringing your own too is a good idea

Here is a link to the oak tag/poster board on staples website: http://www.staples.com/Staples-Poster-Boards-10-Pack-White-22-x-28-MMK04500S-/product_24740

Remember that we are doing this project all in class. Do not complete it at home.

Supplies Due Date by Class:

  • Class 627- Supplies must be in class by 9/23
  • Class 625- Supplies must be in class by 9/27
  • Class 624- Supplies must be in class by 9/26

If you have any questions, email me or we can talk in class.

– Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

There will be a test on chapter 1 coming up this Friday, 9/23.

Below is the detailed review guide on what you should be studying.

  1. Calculating Density (9/9)
    1. Know how to calculate density using the formula
    2. Know when water is most dense
    3. Know how object’s shape and density changes when heat is added and subtracted
    4. Know how water changes shape and density changes upon freezing
    5. Know why things float in water
  2. Factors Affecting Density (9/14)
    1. Know the three factors that affect density
    2. Know how the three factors might look in a simple graph
    3. Know what “type of change” each of the factors are
  3. Types of Change (9/15)
    1. Know all the types of change
    2. Know how to create an example
  4. Rate of Change (9/16)
    1. Know how to calculate the rate of change using the formula
    2. Know how to calculate the rate of change in a word problem
    3. Know how the slope of a line and rate of change are connected

Be sure to utilize the “previous lesson powerpoints” as they are a resource for you.

– Mr. Paccione

 

Earth Science Students,

I have aligned the order and pace of the Regents Earth Science curriculum to a specific workbook that I would recommend you buy. It is no way mandatory. Below is that link:

Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-Callister-Earth-Science-Paperback/dp/B00SCUTRLI

The workbook should be used in three specific ways:

  1. Read and outline the chapters we are on working on in class (if you don’t know how to outline a textbook, I can teach you how. It is easy)
  2. Create index cards of the vocabulary words as we learn them in class
  3. Engage in the practice questions at the end of each chapter

I do my best to make your 42 minutes in class the highest quality possible, but there is only one person who makes sure you get the 100% most out of it, and that is you!

-Mr. Paccione

6th Grade Science Students,

Below you can find the one topics that will be featured on Friday, 9/16.

  1. Branches of Science (9/9)

My quizzes are always either fill-in-the-blank; I never do multiple choice.

The way to be successful on my quizzes is to always:

  1. Make index cards of the vocab and/or concepts
  2. Review the lesson powerpoints (check out the ‘previous powerpoints’ page)
  3. Make diagrams that connect vocab words together (e.g. Life Science connects with ecology, biology, zoology, and so many others)

– Mr. Paccione

Earth Science Students,

Below you can find the one topics that will be featured on Friday, 9/16.

  1. Calculating Density (9/9)

My quizzes are always either fill-in-the-blank; I never do multiple choice.

The way to be successful on my quizzes is to always:

  1. Make index cards of the vocab and/or concepts
  2. Review the lesson powerpoints online
  3. Review the homework handouts online
  4.  Review any math and practice it

– Mr. Paccione

Earth Science Students,

I do apologize for the late post; do not expect me to make this a habit. I usually have homework items posted by the time you are home to check the website.

More on that on Tuesday.

Here is the link to the Earth Science Reference Tables.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/reftable/earthscience-rt/esrt2011-engr.pdf

You will need this all year long for most activities in class. Be sure to keep it in good condition and in a place that is easily accessible.

– Mr. Paccione