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Google Classroom code is  SXOLAKC

Classwork and Homework: 



April 19

April 18

April 17
M-Step testing

April 16
M-Step testing

April 15


April 11
Notes are here

April 10
Notes are here S190410StartLS3TraitsAndVariations.pdf

April 9

Spring Break

March 18
Presentation Grading Sheet is here Plant Experiment Presentation Grading Sheet.pdf
Peer Evaluation Sheet is here Peer Evaluation Form 2018-2019.pdf

When presentations materials are turned in by each group, it should include:
  1. The Actual Presentation in electronic format or paper format.
  2. Copies of all of the Yellow and Blue sheets from each person.
  3. The Daily Observation record sheets.
  4. The Presentation Grading Sheet.
All of this will be held together by a binder clip that will be provided.

All confidential Peer Evaluation Forms will be completed on Google Classroom by each student.


March 13
Presentation Assignment - Due Tuesday, March 19

March 11
Notes from today are here S190311PrecipitateAndEquations.pdf


March 8
Half day - Notes are here S190308Casein.pdf

March 5
Notes from today are here S190305GlucoseMolecule.pdf

March 4
Notes from today are here S190304CalorieExerciseCalculations.pdf
Calculation sheet done in class today is here Burning calories with exercise.pdf
This is HOMEWORK if not handed in during class, which most did.


Feb. 28
Notes from today are here S190228BurningCaloriesPerActivity.pdf

Feb. 27
Notes and today's lab sheet are here S190227CalorieLab.pdf

Feb. 26
Notes from today are here S190226Calories.pdf

Feb. 25
Field trip to see The Diary of Anne Frank


Feb. 11 and 14
Notes are here S190214SenariosAndPossibleLabQuestions.pdf


The Black Hole of Snow and Ice Days

Feb. 5
Notes are here from our Activity 1.1 lab

Feb. 4
IQWST IC3 Activity 1.1 lab

Start of 2nd Semester


Jan. 18
Half day with instruction on how to use my Gold Panning Pans is here
Gold Panning Like A Pro

Jan. 17
Test today

Jan. 16
Brief notes from today are here S190116ReviewDimensionalAnalysis.pdf

Jan. 14
Review for Thursday's test is here Review for Density, Pressure, and Buoyancy Test.pdf
Answer Key is here Review for Density, Pressure, and Buoyancy Test Answer Key.pdf


Jan. 10

Julius Sumner Miller video on Buoyancy https://youtu.be/uIbX4TSguTI

Jan. 9
Notes are here S190109ThermalExpansion.pdf

Jan. 8
Buoyancy Lab

Jan. 7, 2019
Notes from today are here S190107BuoyancyProblemsTiedUp.pdf

Welcome Back!
Test Announcement for Jan. 17

This test covers all material since the last test (Nov. 27 - Dec. 16)

Winter Break

Required Sites:
To look up:
Student submitted:
This eel inflates its head like a balloon
The Amazing Octopus - video
8 Incredible Machines
How the Squid Lost Its Shell - video

Dec. 19
Bill Nye Buoyancy Video is here
NASA's Buoyancy Lab video is here

Dec. 18
No Notes but the lab sheet is here Pop Density lab.pdf

Dec. 17
Notes are here S181217BuoyancyAndPayload.pdf
Handout is here Floating Tray Problem.pdf


Dec. 14
Notes are here S181214BuoyancyCalculations.pdf

Dec. 12
The People in the Boat Lab, day 1, is here

Dec. 11
Work day

Dec. 10
Notes are here S181210Buoyancy.pdf
Floating in the Dead Sea video is here


Dec. 7 -
Anniversary of 28 years of teaching for me
Notes are here S181207DensityIntoBuoyancyb.pdf

Dec. 6
Notes are here S181206Density.pdf

Dec. 4
Notes are here S181204Density.pdf

Dec. 3
Notes are here S181203StartDensityAndBuoyancy.pdf


Nov. 30
Homework is to complete the Dimensional Analysis Conversion Practice Worksheet through number 18

Nov. 27
Notes from today are here S181128DimensionalAnalysisDay2.pdf
Handout from today is here Dimensional Analysis Conversion practice.pdf
Homework is to complete numbers 1-9 before coming to class tomorrow.

for this last test is Thursday and Friday of this week (Nov. 29, 30)
Before school (starts at 7:30)
After school

The retest should be able to be finished in just one session.

Nov. 27
Notes from today are here S181127StartDimentionalAnalysis.pdf


Nov. 15
Answer key to the review is here 

Nov. 14
Review for the test is here

Nov. 13
Origins of measurements, and body ratios

Nov. 12

Test Friday

Nov. 11
Egg Drop Day!


Nov. 8
Today, a small project was assigned which is due on Monday.
The assignment sheet is here
The form for the Written Part is here
The grading sheet is here

Nov. 6
No School - Conferences

Nov. 5
Notes are here S181105AccelerationPrepForProject.pdf


Nov. 2
Notes from today are here S181102GraphParts.pdf
Assignment is to make a proper graph using all that we covered today.  It should be using the data from one of the data tables provided.
Data for Girls
Data for boys
Graph paper with heavy lines included
Graph paper without heavy lines

Oct. 31
Notes are here S181031HareAndLynxGraphing.pdf
Today's assignment is here Graph for hare and lynx.pdf

Oct. 30
Notes from our graphing follow-up are here S181030GraphingStartb.pdf

Oct. 29
We did our Graph Matching lab - no notes


Oct. 25
Notes are here S181025Acceleration.pdf

Oct. 24
No notes

Oct 23
Notes are here S181023BernoulliContinued.pdf

Oct. 22
Notes are here S181022BernoulliRevisited.pdf


Oct. 18
Notes are here S181018StartBernoulli.pdf

Oct. 17
No notes today

Oct. 16
Notes are here S181016Bearings.pdf

Oct. 15
Notes are here S181015Friction3.pdf


Oct. 12
Notes are here S181012FrictionDay2.pdf
Video of Whoop-de-doos is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYGMswitDeg

Oct. 11
Notes from our friction lab are here S181011FrictionLabWithLabquest.pdf

Oct 10
Vernier LabQuest training for students

Oct. 9
Notes are here

Oct. 8
Catch-up and Clean-up day - no notes

Retest times and conditions announced today

Wednesday, and Thursday Oct. 10 and 11 – Before school with Mr. Keith

o    Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11 – Lunch with Mr. Keith

o    Wednesday, and Thursday Oct. 10 and 11 – After school with Mr. Keith


Oct. 3
Notes are here S181003Newtons2nd.pdf

Test on Tuesday, Oct. 2

Oct. 1
Notes from today are here S181001ReviewDay2.pdf


Sept 28
Answer key is here Key for test Review.pdf

Secret Message:

Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine!

Sept 27
Test Review is here
Science vocabulary in pdf is here
Science vocabulary in Word is here

Sept. 26
Notes are here S180926Pressure3.pdf

Sept. 25
Notes are here S180925PressureDay2.pdf

Sept. 24
Notes are here S180924StartPressure.pdf


Sept. 20
Notes are here S180920Inertia.pdf

Sept. 18
Notes are here S180918ForcePairs.pdf

Sept. 17
Today we did activity 2.1 where students went around the room to different stations for an activity where they had to identify all of the forces involved.


Sept. 13-14
We did a diagram drawing lesson in preparation for our analysis of forces and motion.  The notes are here Drawing Lesson.pdf

Sept. 12
Guest teacher today

  1. Read and take notes pages 124-131
  2. Write questions and answers on page 131   #1-2
  3. Write questions and answers on page 148 #5,6,9
Students can do QIA if they want to instead of writing the questions. (Questions in answers)

Sept. 11
Notes are here S180911PE.pdf

Sept. 10
Virtual Newton's Cradle


Sept. 7
Notes are here S180907ForceAndMotionUnitBallShooter.pdf

Sept. 6
We started our new unit today on force and motion called
         Why Does It Move?
Notes are here S180906StartForceAndMotionUnit.pdf


Aug. 30
Notes are here S180830CenterOfMassAndStability.pdf

Aug. 29
Notes from today are here S180829StartCenterOfMass.pdf

Aug. 27

Syllabus is here
Parent Homework is here

Sample of this Website from Last Year is below

Sept. 20
, 2017
Notes are here S170920ForcePairModels.pdf

Sept. 18, 2017
Notes for today are here S170918ContactAndDistantForces.pdf


Sept. 15
, 2017
Notes from today are here S170915ForcePairs.pdf

Sept. 14
, 2017
We did activity 2.1 where students observed an apparatus and made notes.  We are working toward identifying force pairs in systems. Activity 2_1 worksheet.pdf

Sept. 13
, 2017
Notes from today are here S170913aVernier Caliper.pdf

Links (external):

Talking Tapes

Electronics Tutorials at www.electronics-tutorials.ws

Science Toys you can make

Inventor's Handbook

Invisible Inks

Bad Movie Physics

How everyday things are made

Edible Science


http://www.martindalecenter.com/      This is the reference site for just about EVERYTHING

Bad Science

Rube Goldberg

Science Toys you can make


Gauss Rifle

Home-made Van De Graff


Pop Pop Boats

Nuclear Power Plant Simulation

Toys made from junk (in India)

Huge Site with lots of links where you can build cool stuff for science


Science Supplies and Cool Toys to Buy

Archie McFee - Strange Toys and gags

Educational Innovations - A great science and science toy source

Arbor Scientific - one of my favorite science supply sites

Edmund Scientifics - a great,older company with lots of optics and new lines of stuff

I have not purchased from these sellers but they look interesting.

Explore4fun  Science Toy catalog

Geek Toys - for home and office

Electromagnetic Toys

DEAD Links

Trebuchet Challenge Game
Smoke Ring "Mighty Blaster"
Ripcord's Trebuchet Stuff
Audio and 3-D Sound