• An email will be sent to all students/parents/guardians this Friday, April 3rd, updating everyone on how the Distance Learning will happen in Science - which will officially begin on April 15th. The 3rd Quarter will officially end on Friday, April 17th.

    Please read the latest weekly update below.

     

    Week 3: March 29-April 3, 2020

    To Do this week

    1 - Complete any work unfinished work on Zingylearning.com from last week - Units 42 & 43.

    2 - Go to Google Classroom and begin, continue on, with the CK12.org Lesson 4.6 assigned last week.  Lesson 4.7, 4.8, and 4.12 are asigned for this week.  Look for the instructions before each assignment and make sure you follow them before turning in your assignment.

    3 - Finish up any make-up work (if possible) for 3rd quarter which now ends on Friday, April 17.  Email me if you need me to open up Zingy 37 & 41 quizzes.

    Online This Week:

    1 - Check out Mark Rober's new weekly Live Science Lesson Series at 1pm on YouTube at 1pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Check out this link for info: Mark Rober

    2 - Flinn Scientific has daily live Chemistry Labs starting tomorrow at 11am.  Check out this link: FLINN LABS

    As always, please email me with any questions.

     

    Week 2: March 23-27, 2020

    To Do this week:

    1 - Finish the Chemistry ZingyLearning.com Units 42 & 43 quizzes with a 90% or higher. 

    Online This Week:

    1 - Check out Mark Rober's new weekly Live Science Lesson Series at 1pm on YouTube at 1pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Check out this link for info: Mark Rober

    2 - Flinn Scientific has daily live Chemistry Labs starting tomorrow at 11am.  Check out this link: FLINN LABS

    As always, please email me with any questions.

     

    Week 1: March 17-20, 2020

    All 3rd Qtr grades are up to date. Email pictures of any missing assignments to earn more credit.

    A new announcement will be made next week regarding enrichment opportunities. Please email me with any questions.

     

    BUILDING MOLECULES

    Click on the link to begin Building Molecules.

     

    BONDBREAKER GAME

    Click PLAY on the BONDBREAKER game and see how many levels you can complete.  Find the link here BONDBREAKER GAME

     

    Careers In Science 

    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.  Then do some research to find out more about each career.  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

     

    The first day of school is a full moon. And it has many names.

    The August full moon always shines among or near the stars of Aquarius or Capricornus. Full moons always rise at sunset and set at sunrise. Since this full moon phase will occur in the morning daylight hours, the moon will appear to be full on both Wednesday and Thursday evening in the Americas. Follow the link to August's night sky story.

    August Night Sky

     

    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. 

     
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