Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Week of April 3

The 7th Grade will have a test on Friday, April 7 over the Atmosphere.  I will post the video review on Wednesday.

Vocabulary words for the week are as follows:

      Air pressure

     Relative humidity

     Water cycle

The study guide will be given on Wednesday in class.  The study guide is due the day of the test for 25 points.  

The study guide may also be found here:

Atmosphere Test


Answer the following, this is due Friday, 4/7!!

  1. What is radiant energy?

  1. What causes sea and land breezes?

  1. Describe atmospheric pressure as you go higher in the atmosphere.

  1. Why is there is little wind in the doldrums?

  1. What is the atmospheric layer that blends into space?

  1. What is the Coriolis effect?

  1. What are the temperatures in the thermosphere and exosphere?

  1. What is conduction?

  1. What is the troposphere?

  1. What is the air pressure at the equator like?  Why?

  1. Which has higher air pressure, warm or cold air? Why?

  1. Define a land breeze and a sea breeze.

  1. Which atmospheric layer contains the highest concentration of ozone?

  1. What are trade winds?

  1. What feature of the Earth causes different parts to receive less radiant energy from the sun?

  1. What is condensation?

  1. Describe the ionosphere.

  1. What is ozone?

  1. Which gas is the most abundant in the atmosphere?

  1. What percentage of the atmosphere is Oxygen?

  1. What causes the distinct wind patterns on Earth’s surface?

  1. What is Bernoulli’s principle?  How does it relate to flight of airplanes?

  1. What are the layers of the atmosphere in order from closest to Earth’s surface out?

  1. The Magdeburg spheres were held together by what force?

  1. What is the maximum height that water may be drawn up a tube or straw at sea level?

Monday, March 27, 2017

7th Grade, The week of 3/27

7th Grade students will finish a study of the atmosphere this week.  Tuesday we will look at atmospheric pollution.  Thursday will be a chapter review.  The test will be on Wednesday next week.

Vocabulary words for the week are as follows:

     Air pollution
     Acid precipitation

     Photochemical smog
     Particulate matter

8th Grade, The Week of 3/27

The 8th Grade students will be taking the NeSA Science test on Thursday in the morning.  We will spend both Monday and Wednesday preparing for this test.  There are no vocabulary words for the week but the students have a Review that is worth 100 test points.  This is due on Wednesday and must be completed for full credit.

A copy of the worksheet follows:

NeSA Knowledge Cram


Describe the three ways energy is transferred. (pg173)




What is sound?(pg123)

What type of wave is a sound wave?

What is rarefaction?

What is frequency? Draw a picture.

What is light? (pg134)

What is the electromagnetic spectrum?

What is refraction?

What is an Ecosystem? (pg 647)

Define the following:






Carrying capacity:

Primary consumer:

Secondary consumer:

Energy pyramid:

What is Matter?

Define the following:





Polar Molecule:




What are the three types of Bonds? Give examples




List the steps of the Scientific Method.

What is Qualitative analysis?  What is Quantitative analysis?

Monday, March 20, 2017

8th Grade Study Guide and Video

The 8th Grade will have a test over Work, Energy and Simple Machines on Thursday, March 23.  The study guide is due the day of the test for full credit (25 points).

The study guide may be copied and printed from here.

Work, Energy and Simple Machines Test


Study guide is due the day of the test.  

  1. What do Newton’s laws of motion tell you?
  1. What is Newton’s third law?
  1. What is the definition of energy?
  1. What is radiation?
  1. State the law of conservation of energy.
  1. Define what is meant by the word work in science.
  1. What is an inclined plane and what does it do?
  1. Which form of energy is not carried by waves?
  1. What is the relationship between a 2 kilogram and a 4 kilogram block?
  1. What is the difference in mass of an object on Earth and on the moon?
  1. How many newtons of force would it take to keep a sliding 10 kg mass moving on a frictionless surface?
  1. What is a vector quantity?
  1. A player hits a ball with a bat.  The action force is the impact of the bat against the ball.  The reaction force is the
  2. What is another name for a change in velocity?
  1. What is inertia?
  1. Explain the energy conversion in a car that is being slowed using the brakes.
  1. A 1000 kg car and a 2000 kg car are hoisted the same distance on a lift.  The more massive car requires
  1. Which requires more work: lifting a 50 kg sack 2 meters or lifting a 25 kg sack 4 meters?
  1. What is kinetic energy?
  1. If one person pushes to the left with 100N of force and another person pushes the same object to the right at the same time with 150N of force, what is the net force and in which direction?
  1. Describe all three classes of lever.
  1. What does velocity tell you?
  1. How far would a car traveling at a constant speed of 80 mph go in 4 hours?
  1. What is friction?
  1. What class of lever is a pair of scissors?

The video assistance is also available here. (I promise I am not yelling)

The Week of March 20

The 8th Grade has completed a study of Work, Energy and Simple Machines. We will have a test on Thursday March 23.  The study guide and video will be available later this week.

The vocabulary words for the week are as follows:

     Complexe machine

     No words, test.

The 7th Grade will continue a study of the Earth's Atmosphere.  We will be looking at global wind patterns and Air Quality.

Vocabulary words for the week are as follows:

     Polar easterlies
     Jet stream

     Sea breeze
     Land breeze