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Scientific Method Lab: M&M’s (Due Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

Students are to use the attachment below and follow the directions for the M&M lab in the handout through the application of the scientific method, as well as answer any pertinent questions that are provided for this lab activity. Remember … Continue reading

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Paper Towel Lab Write-Up

Those students who did not finish the lab write-up portions on the data analysis and conclusion, need to make an effort to work on them between tonight and tomorrow night, since you will have a short period of time in … Continue reading

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Application of the Scientific Method

Students are expected to read their class notes about the scientific method a few times to be better prepared to tackle the task at-hand on Monday, as well as be able to apply this systematic approach later on this week, … Continue reading

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Density Test: Problem-Solving (Story Problems)

Students will be evaluated on their scientific and mathematical skills based on their comprehension and application of the processes for determining their learned variables, namely, mass, volume, and density. Students are expected to read each problem, write down what is … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL DENSITY LAB

Students are to use the following website http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/ to simulate their work on density by determining the mass and volume of five (5) different objects, and then calculate the density of each object. Once the density is determined, each object … Continue reading

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Calculating Density!

Students will work in pairs to determine the density of several small regular and irregular objects by measuring the mass and volume of each object. Note that regular objects require the measurements of the length, width, and height (or thickness) … Continue reading

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Reading a Ruler!

For those of you who still unable to read a ruler or a meter stick, see the attachment below! Reading a Ruler    

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O. L. Smith Middle School 2017: Annual Affairs

WEAR A BLUE SHIRT DAY Join us in solidarity to take a STAND Against Bullying and Cyberbullying! On 10/2/17 let’s have the entire school-student and faculty—Go Blue and wear a Blue Shirt!!! Make it the day that bullying prevention is … Continue reading

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Homework: Study!

Students had an opportunity to review  and/or learn the variables of matter in terms of mass, volume, and density. The task for this evening is to review the class notes so that we can practice on measuring mass and volume … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, 8th Graders!

I hope that your summer has been a restful and enjoyable one, as we embark on our eighth grade journey to learn and explore new concepts and ideas in the coming months. Meanwhile, if you are planning to come prepared … Continue reading

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