Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery.
Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lesson Plans

As of 9-12, administrators want all lesson plans to be created in the same format for each teacher.  You can find the lesson plans for Mrs. Stallings Physical Science class at

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sept 8-12

Weekly Lesson Plans September 8th-12th

Monday- Students will have 5 minutes to look over their Chapter 2 vocab before the vocab quiz.  Then students will have the rest of the period to work on their Chapter 2 Study Guide that is due Wednesday.

Tuesday- Students will watch a video about the Greatest Discoveries in Chemistry.

Wednesday- Students will trade and grade their Chapter 2 Study Guide and play the Game Show Review.

Thursday- Students will take the Chapter 2 Test.  Extra Credit will be available after the test.

Friday- (half day) Students will participate in the activity about a Mystery Mixture.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sept 1-5

Weekly Lesson Plans September 1st-5th

MondayNo School

TuesdayBR# 6 1. What is matter?  2. How can you classify matter?  Students took a pretest over Chapter 2 about matter.  Students took notes and had a discussion over Chapter 2 Section 1 about Matter.  Homework: Classifying Matter worksheet and Concept Review Worksheet.

WednesdayBR# 7 Look at Figure 1 on page 51, How many physical properties can you describe for the 3 objects in Figure 1? Students took notes and had a discussion over Chapter 2 S.2 about Physical and Chemical Properties.  Homework: Properties of Matter worksheet (both sides) and Interpreting Bar Graphs and Pie Charts worksheet.

ThursdayBR# 8 Read " Aerogel" on pg. 53. Answer Questions 1 and 2 in your journal.  I will shoe students two clips about Aerogel so they can see some of its physical and chemical properties.  Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 2 S.3 about Physical and Chemical Changes.  Homework: Materials to use for a Bicycle worksheet.

Friday- Density Lab. Students will be figuring out the density of six different cubes.  Based on the cube's density, students will be deciding what material each cube is made of.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug 25-29

Weekly Lesson Plans August 25th-29th

MondayBR# 5 10 metric conversion problems (see power point under forms and documents).  Students will have a two sided sheet with metric conversion problems on it.  We will review how to convert measurements and students will have time in class to work on their sheet.  Homework: Metric conversion practice problems

Tuesday-Students will get 5 minutes to look over their vocab.  Students will take the chapter 1 vocab quiz.  Students will work on their study guide for the rest of the period. Homework: Chapter 1 Study Guide due Thursday.

Wednesday-Students will be watching a video called Scientific Investigations.  The video will be reviewing important concepts from chapter 1 that we have been discussing in class such as the scientific method, and measurements.  Students will have a sheet with questions to fill out during the video.  Homework: Chapter 1 Study Guide due Thursday.

Thursday- Students will trade and grade their study guide then we will play the Game Show Review to get ready for the test on Friday. Homework: Study for the Chapter 1 Test.

FridayChapter 1 Test.  Extra Credit will be offered on the test.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Aug 18-22

Weekly Lessons August 18th-22th

Monday- I will check that students have a binder and a journal just for my class for 10 points.  Students will participate in a Peanut Lab in which they will be describing, measuring, weighing, and drawing a peanut that they choose out of a bowl.  The goal is to help students understand that when doing lab work they need to be very specific, descriptive, and accurate.  Students will fill out a following directions sheet to help them understand the importance of reading and following all directions.  Students will fill out a get to know you sheet and I will share with the students some of my background and interests.  Students will be assigned a Physical Science textbook. Reminder: Parent signature sheet is due on Tuesday the 19st.

Tuesday- I will collect the parent signature sheet.  I will explain to students that when they write their bellringers in their journal, they need to always put the Bellringer number, write the question/s or the title for the selection that they have to read, and an answer to the question/s. BR#1 1. What is science? 2. How do scientists study the world?  Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 1 Section 1 The Naure of Science.  Homework: Chapter 1 Vocab on page 35, there are 15 words that need to be defined. due Wednesday.

Wednesday- I will collect the chapter 1 vocab.  BR#2 Read Leonardo da Vinci on page 13 and answer question 1 in your journal.  Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 1 S.2 The Way Science Works.  I will explain how to do metric conversions with the students and go over several examples. Homework: Metric Conversion Worksheet.

Thursday- I will collect the Metric Conversion Worksheet.  BR #3 Read "How the Gateway Arch was Built" on page 29.  Answer both questions in your journal.  Students will take notes and have a discussion over Chapter 1 S.3 Organizing Data.  I will explain to the students how to calculate scientific notation and significant figures and give examples.  Homework: Concept Review: Organizing Data.

Friday- I will collect the Concept Review: Organizing Data.  BR#4 1. Record all of the observations you can about the unlit candle.  2. Record all of the observations you can about the lit candle.  Students will complete the Measurement Lab.  Homework: Metric conversions on the Measurement Lab.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Aug 13-15

Weekly Lesson Plans
August 11th-15th

Monday- No School

Tuesday- No School

Wednesday- Teachers Institute

Thursday- Students will get an assigned seat.  I will go over the class syllabus (this is posted on the right side if you want to check it out and see what the students will be learning and doing this year).
Extra Credit: bring in 2 kleenex boxes for 10pts any time starting Friday the 15th until Friday the 29th.
Homework: Get a notebook (journal) and a 3 ring binder just for my class.  I will check that you have both for 10 points on Monday the 18th. If students cannot get these supplies they need to talk to me before class on Monday (I have extras for those who cannot get them).

Friday- I will go over classroom rules with the students (also posted on the right).  I will also be going over  how to write a lab report, and how to outline a chapter.  Students will get sheets for all of these topics and they will be expected to keep all of them in their binder.
Homework: Students will get a parent signature sheet.  Their second assignment is to share my classroom rules with you and have you sign the sheet stating that you both have read and understand my rules and expectations.  The sheet is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday the 19th for 10 points.

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to my blog!  The purpose for creating this blog is to help connect you with what is going on in my classroom. I will be posting weekly lesson plans, chapter summaries, chapter notes, pictures, and other important information about the class and science in the news. I hope that all of this information is helpful to you.

Mrs. Stallings