Today we are starting a new novel called “The Giver”. We will be reading and discussing this book over the next couple months. This is our first formal novel study of the year. Students are expected to begin a journal for “The Giver” and will be writing responses to each chapter. We will also have various assigned activities followed by quizzes and a final test.
Today we are going to get an initial run at particle theory and molecules. We have already discussed some elements of this but today we are going to go onto Discovery Techbook to take some initial notes on molecules and how they make up our universe. To get to Discovery Techbook you need to visit the AEMS homepage and follow the provided link to the website. Then students will use their regular school log in information to access their “assignment”.
Students are to complete the “Essential Question” below using the notes taken from online. They are to submit their notes along with their complete answers to the questions.
What are molecules made of and what are their properties?
How are compounds different from the elements from which they are formed?
How can you predict how atoms will combine to form a molecule?
How can ionic compounds break into pieces?
Today we started talking about division and how there are certain patterns to figure out if a number is divisible by another number. We started with some division drills and then moved on to the assignment in the link below. It can be found in our textbooks in the classroom but this pdf will work as well. Also, Mr. Ewert has provided copies of this assignment and they can be found on the Math shelf at the back of the classroom.
Remember that you can also complete the Sumdog challenge called “Dividing up the spoils” on sumdog.
Your assignment is to take notes of the following page and then directly use those notes to answer the essential questions below:
The link above brings you to the page. But…you will first need to go to the schools main page, follow the link to Discovery, and then log in using your regular user name and password. Then open the link.
- What are molecules made of and what are their properties?
- How are compounds different from the elements from which they are formed?
- How can you predict how atoms will combine to form a molecule?
- How can ionic compounds break into pieces?
Note: this assignment is not yet on Edsby as we are still waiting for some setup to be done prior to accessing.