• Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!  This is what you will need for 8th grade Physical Science!

    Just like in-class learning, I recommend having the following materials every day we meet (3 times a week).

    • Positive attendance
    • A dedicated Science notebook to write in everyday.  Composition book or spiral will work, though comp books are more durable.
    • Pencils and pens
    • Extra paper - printing, graph, or binder paper.
    • Ruler - a metric centimeter ruler is best!

    Thanks for finding my website!  Any information posted on Google Classroom will also be posted here. Please email me at dbowker@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

    Careers In Science - It's never too early to think about your future!

    Click on the link and check out all of the different types of STEM careers including Earth & Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, Math & Computer Science, and Health.   CAREERS IN SCIENCE

     

    U.S. News 2019 Best Jobs Rankings

    This website has 3 lists - The 100 BEST JOBS, BEST HEALTHCARE JOBS, and BEST PAYING JOBS.  Which ones sound interesting? U.S.News. 2019 Best Jobs List

     

    Explore Top STEM Careers - This list highlights positions in the science, technology, engineering and math sectors.

    Read through this recent article on 25 different careers and their annual salaries.  Each career has a link to learn more about what they are.  U.S. News. Top STEM Careers

     

    What is a mole?  Click on the link below

    What is a Mole? https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-mole-and-why-are-moles-used-602108

     

    STEM CAREERS OFFER HIGHER STARTING SALARIES RIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE

    Highest Paying Bachelors Degrees by Salary Potential

    Here is a 2016-2017 College Salary Report that lists over 300 college degrees including their entry level and mid career yearly salary.  After clicking on Article 1 click on the blue tab to see the full list. 

    The Best Places for Pay for STEM jobs - 2017 Edition

    This recent article lists average pay for STEM careers in 25 different U.S. metro areas and lists the common fields and employers for each.  Click on Article 2.

     

    Total Eclipse of the Sun on Monday, August 21, 2017

    Check out the livestream from the Exploratorium this Monday beginning around 10:00 am.  They will be livestreaming from the path of totality in Madras, Oregon and Casper, Wyoming during the 2 hour jaunt of the moon's shadow as it races across the continental United States at 1000 mph!

    Check out San Francisco's Exploratorium website and watch short video about the eclipse in the meantime.  

    Also, during the eclipse, be sure to look at the shadows made by trees. What you can often see are little crescents like these taken in El Dorado County during the last partial eclipse on May 20, 2012. 

     

    garage horse house sun

     
     
  • Visit an observatory in Placerville.

     The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory (located in Placerville) is free to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights weather permitting.  Visit their website by clicking on this link communityobservatory.com to learn about hours, directions, events, and what parts of our galaxy their two 14 inch telescopes can bring to life.  For extra credit -> Bring back the complimentary star chart with a docent signature attached to a well written paragraph or two describing your experience and what you were able to see and learn. I will still accept this for Distance Learning.  Just send me some pics of you there!

     
Last Modified on August 5, 2020