Thursday and Friday, September 29th and 30th
Objective: I will learn information about the importance of soil and why it is endangered from the movie Dirt: The Movie.
What we did today: With the Ashland students gone, we spent two days learning about this environmental issue which we will study in more detail in upcoming experiments.
If you missed these classes: Follow the instructions in red below for the makeup work for the Ashland students.
Ashland Students Makeup Work Assignment:
Click on the web site below. If the page does not open, go to the link below. It is a 15 minute youtube video on the importance of dirt. Thursday and Friday the class will be watching Dirt: The Movie as we enter into our Recycling Unit. This is a mini-version of what they will be watching. AS YOU WATCH, ON A SHEET OF NOTEBOOK PAPER, ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW. TURN IN TO MR. JAMSA.
1) Describe why soil is important.
2) List the components of soil.
3) Describe humus.
4) Describe how minerals makeup soil.
5) Explain why smoothy soil is better for plants than the other two types of soil.
6) Describe two different types of erosion and the damage they can cause.
7) Describe steps we can take to help stop erosion.
8) List three things we help when we save dirt.
Tuesday, September 27th, Wednesday, September 28th
Objective: With my team, we will learn how to use the science tools and convert within the metric system.
What we did today: 1) Finshied copying metric measuring notes. 2) Learned how to convert within the metric system. 3) Demonstrated how to mesaure with a graduated cylinder. ALL OF THIS WAS DONE IN TEAMS. We did a team assessment at the end of Wednesday’s class.
If you missed TUESDAY: You need to see Mr. Jamsa during AG. Come to him for a pass before school. We need to assess the skills listed above.
Monday, September 26th
Objective: Today I will demonstrate my knowledge of the scientific method on the quiz and correctly measure the mass of objects using a triple beam balance.
What we did today: 1) Took the quiz. 2) Took notes on measuring and specifically how to use a triple beam balance. 3) Practiced using the balance.
If you missed today: 1) You need to retake the quiz. Come get a pass from me and we can do it during AG.
2) Copy the notes BELOW in green into your science notebook on page 24-25 – the Title is “Measuring.”
3) Have classmates help you when you have your first opportunity to measure the mass of items in class. You will have copied the instructions, but you will not have practiced. There were no points assigned to that exercise in class so you did not lose points.
Three Things you can Measure
Distance – measured in meters; measured with a metric ruler
Volume – measured in liters; measured with a graduated cylinder
The amount of space an object takes up; ½ of the space of a 2 liter of soda
Mass – measured in grams; measured with a triple beam balance
The amount of mass an object has, similar to weight
One gram is the mass of one large paper clip.
C) How to use a Triple Beam Balance
1) Set everything to zero.
2) Set the object on the pan.
3) Slide the largest weight over one click. Continue until the right side drops. Return to the previous click.
4) Do the same with the second largest weight.
5) Fall the smallest weight, slide the metal tab over until the arrows on the right side match up.
6) Read your answer!