Attached is the assignment we've been working on the past few days. Students can find the answers to these questions in their notes and in the text book. The first part should have been a review, and almost every single question could have been answered using their notes. The second part introduces light waves, and only a few of the questions can be answered from their notes. Students will be finishing this up tomorrow and it will be collected for a major grade at the end of class tomorrow. There will also be a POP QUIZ tomorrow where students will be asked to identify and measure the parts of a transverse wave. :)
Today we started our new notes for the waves unit. We will be working on these a few days. It is taking us longer than usual because I had a lot of requests to show students how to shorthand again after I showed them how with the heat unit. We are going through each slide, analyzing, and figuring out how to take quick, efficient notes by eliminating unnecessary words/phrases. This is a skill that will help students tremendously in the long run, as note-taking frequency will increase as they continue their education. I have attached the presentation and guided notes sheet below if you've been absent or if you'd like some extra review at home. Not all students get guided note sheets, but if your child didn't get one and you'd like them to use one, feel free to print one out.
We will be holding our first SciPi Night this Thursday, March 10th from 5-8pm at the school and we would love for you to come! It is a family event where we will have concessions, prizes, live music, and hands-on Science and Math demonstrations. From 5-540, we will have a social time- the band will perform and concessions will be open. At 5:40, the demonstrations begin and they will end around 7:45. If you can't stay for the whole event or if you have to come late, no worries! We'd be glad to have you stop by whenever you are available. Our staff and students have worked hard to put this together for you, so come out and enjoy a fun night! :)
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We are starting our "Catch a Wave" unit by working with the vocabulary. Students have spent two days filling out the vocabulary section in their notebooks, then they created a vocabulary poster in the form of either a "Picture of Words" or a "Word Collage". We have started with the vocabulary in our textbook (it's about 40 words!) but we will continue to add to them as we progress through the unit. The starter list is below. Please review your child's notebook to make sure they have defined each of the words below. We will have a vocabulary quiz on Monday.
Wave Vocabulary: wave, medium, mechanical wave, transverse wave, longitudinal wave, crest, trough, amplitude, wavelength, frequency, reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, sound, vibration, vacuum, pitch, hertz, ultrasound, resonance, Doppler Effect, electromagnetic (EM) wave, radiation, electromagnetic spectrum (students should be familiar with each of the waves on the spectrum!), transmission, absorption, scattering, polarization, prism, primary colors, primary pigments
Again, these will not be the ONLY vocabulary words for the entire unit. This is just where we are starting. We will continue to add words as we progress through the unit.
For some of our projects this year, I will be asking for parent volunteers. If you already know that you would like to volunteer in the future, please contact me. Otherwise, the need for parent volunteers will be included in the weekly update. Thank you! :)