Today: Students participated in a Matter Vocabulary Gallery.  Each student created a poster for one of the matter vocabulary words.  Then the class walked around the lab, viewed each student's work and copied down the definition.

Homework:  NTI's and SOTW!

SOTW: Rachel Carson - due tomorrow

*SOTW rubric posted on yesterday's blog post

Mrs. Setten



Today: Students completed a P20a check in quiz.  Then we reviewed the 3 states of matter, 5 phase changes and how thermal energy impacts a substance.

Homework: Check P-School

SOTW: Rachel Carson


______ Scientist Name
______ Time period
______ Country of Origin
______ Area of Study
______ Male/Female
______ IB Learner Profile and why (***)
______ grammar
______ Bibliography



Today: Students completed Lab P20b conclusions and took a clicker quiz.  Then phase change books were collected.  They look fabulous!   Students began to pre-lab for P20a.

Homework: Rachel Carson scientist reports

Mrs. Setten



Today: Students registered for 8th grade classes! Then they worked on their Lab P20b reports and Phase Change books.

Homework: PHASE CHANGE BOOK - due Friday 2/20
Lab P20b - due Friday 2/20

SOTW: Rachel Carson - due Friday 2/20

Mrs. Setten



Today: Students will collect data for Lab P20b.  Then they will begin graphing and summary questions.

Homework: 1)  Phase Change Books - due Friday 2/20 (see yesterday's post)
2) P20b Report - due Friday 2/20

SOTW: Rachel Carson - due friday 2/20

Mrs. Setten



Today: Students completed the pre-lab for P20b.  This is a lab to investigate melting and freezing points of a pure substance. Students were also given materials for the PHASE CHANGE BOOK - see below for description.

Phase Change Book: DUE FRIDAY 2/20  This is a mini-project completed OUTSIDE of class time.  Students must make a book about the 5 phase changes that we will cover during our Matter unit.  The following criteria apply...

Book Set up:
Title Page - your choice
Pink - Melting
Blue - Freezing
Yellow - Boiling
Green - Condensation
White - Sublimation
Cover page
  • Title
  • Name
  • Class Period
  • Bedazzlement
On Each Sheet…
  • Word
  • Definition
  • Silly Sentence
  • Molecular Change
  • Heat Exchange
  • Picture
About the Author page
  • Quick Biography (3-5 sentences)
  • Picture
Book is Bound Together

Grading Rubric

_________/5 Title Page

_________/25 Phase Change Pages

_________/5 Biography

_________/ 35 Total Score

This is the student's ticket for the ice cream lab - if not turned in - no participation!

SOTW: Rachel Carson - due Friday

Mrs. Setten



Today: Students collected data for P19: Heating Ice in a Balloon.  Then they set up graphs for tomorrow's work day.  Temperature Hmk #3 was also due today.

Homework: None

SOTW: Lord Baron Kelvin - due Friday 2.13

Mrs. Setten



Today: Students will complete Lab P18: Heating Water and draw conclusions from the lab.  Students will also review the three states of matter and take a few notes on key vocabulary from Lab P18.

Homework: temperature worksheet #3 - due Wednesday

SOTW: Lord Baron Kelvin - due Friday 2.13

Mrs. Setten



Today: 7th grade dean of students, Randy Zutz, came to science classes and talked about 8th grade registration.  Students were given a BLUE registration form that is DUE FEBRUARY 13! (Next Friday).  This should be turned in to ME - and must be signed in PEN by a parent.

Homework: None!

SOTW: Anders Celsius - due tomorrow!

Mrs. Setten



Learning Target: I will use lab observations and graphing data   to communicate a definition for boiling.

Today: Students will complete the pre-lab for P18 Boiling Water.  Then they will complete part 1 of the lab.  The temp. #2 worksheet and Color Lab are due today!

Homework: SOTW reports! This week is Anders Celsius.

Mrs. Setten



Learning Target: I will interpret data from the food coloring   lab to define boiling in my own words.
Today: Students used their collected data from Monday and created a temperature vs. time graph. They worked in their lab groups to answer the summary questions.
Homework: temperature #2 worksheet, finish lab and graph if did not get done in class. - due tomorrow
SOTW: Anders Celsius - due Friday 2/6

Mrs. Setten