RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL

*Observe. Wonder. Question*

RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Next week we will learn a few more properties of matter and ask the question, “How would you describe a candy bar?” Properties of matter are ways in which we describe matter. We will focus on the properties of shape, mass, and volume. We will then talk about other properties later in the week such as odor, taste, color.
Next Weeks Schedule... - Monday: Properties of Matter 1 “How would you describe a candybar?” and End of Lab Assessment (20 points)
- Tuesday: TESTING - Start Volume Gizmo
- Wednesday: TESTING - Finish Volume Gizmo
- Thursday: Properties of Matter 2 “Beyond S, M, and V… what are other ways to describe a candybar?” Begin Minerals Gizmo...
- Friday: Finish and grade Mineral Gizmo! (15 points)
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Next week we are continuing our unit “Chemical Magic” with a study of the properties of matter. Specifically we will ask the question “
What would happen if you drank a glass of acid?”. Some properties we will study will be reactions of acids and bases, shape, mass, volume, color, and texture. As always, we will continue to gather evidence to support different Alchemist claims of what happened to the gargoyles! Next Weeks Schedule... - Monday: Mystery 3 “What would happen if you drank a glass of acid?”
- Tuesday: Finish Mystery 3 “Acids” and M3 Assessment (15 points)
- Wednesday: Unit Connection, Video “Acids and Bases”, Article “Caverns” (10 points)
- Thursday: Gizmo “Properties of Mineral” (15 points)
- Friday: Bash Day :)
Next week we will be tackling the "Scientific Method". There are 6 basic steps of this logical method of problem solving: (1) Observe & Questions (2) Research (3) Hypothesis (4) Experiment (5) Analyze Data (6) Conclusion. We will only spend about a week because we will revisit this process over and over again throughout the year.
- Monday: Quiz “Thinking like a Scientist” (30 pts); Finish "Will it Dissove?" (15 pts)
- Tuesday: Bill Nye “Do-It-Yourself Science” (10 pts)
- Wednesday: M & M Lab
- Thursday: Scientific Method Flipchart
- Friday: Scientific Conclusions - Claim Evidence Reasoning (CER)
The students are also be taking a quiz over the 6 Process Skills of Science on Monday for 30 points. Click here for the study guide! I have posted information onto Google Classroom to help you study. Below you will find the Google Classroom class codes if your child has not signed up yet. - 1st Period: y7oze4a
- 2nd Period: 3olaik
- 4th Period: d1uqhj
- 5th Period: b3oraxs
- 6th Period: mw4cky
This week we are learning the difference between Qualitative (Words) and Quantitative (Numbers) observations. Then we will learn about the last two scientific skills: predicting and experimenting. Next week we will review all six scientific skills and take a QUIZ for 25-30 points!
- Monday: Off :)
- Tuesday: Qualitative vs Quantitative Observation - Part 1
- Wednesday: Qualitative vs Quantitative Observation - Part 2 (15 pts)
- Thursday: Predicting - Dissolving Lab (15 pts)
- Friday: Experimenting - Save Sam Lab (TBD pts)
RED. Next week we will continue learning how to think like a scientist. There are six basic scientific skills every student needs to knows how to do. These skills are: Observe, Infer, Measure, Predict, Communicate, and Classify. We have already learned about observing and inferring so next week we will learn about measuring, classifying, and predicting!- Monday: Observation & Inference Worksheet (10 pts)
**Tuesday**: Measuring Candy Lab- Wednesday: Qualitative vs Quantitative Observation (10-15 pts)
- Thursday: Classifying Fish
- Friday: Making Predictions
*Graded assignments are in RED. |

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