The Hardest Science Test Ever

The instruction sheet for the Hardest Science Test ever can be found here. 

The pages from the textbook you need can be found here:
Cells, Heredity, and Classification chapter 7
Introduction to Matter Chapter 3


ABC book or Lesson Plan 2 or Game development or Sketchup Project

The class is working on many different projects this week.  Your assignment is one of the following:

If you are teaching again, here are the standards you may choose to develop your lesson.

ABC book authors and game developers:
Any scientific information page from the notebook, pages 2-61, may be used to help you develop your project.  Socrative people, use the template here:

Sketchup artists:
When you complete your assignment, screenshot your work from various angles (Press "Ctrl" and "Print Screen" buttons on the keyboard) and paste the pictures into a Google Doc.


This Week in Science and Tech

Complete a new This week in Science and This week in Tech using the information below.  The sheet can be found here: This Week in Science and Tech

For this week in science, go here: 

For this week in technology, go here: 

If you finish early, try some of the following physics games:

Cargo Bridge

Cargo Bridge 2

Bridge craft


Student teachers

Finish your lesson plan and research.   Next class you will practice your lessons in front of a small group so everything should be done by then.  

-If you need me to make any copies,  e-mail it to me (masonmi@middletownk12.org) or leave me a master copy on my desk with your name and period number written on it.  

-If you need me to get any supplies together, either write it down on the sheet on my desk or e-mail your request to me before your presentation. 


iPad tornado sheet

The iPad tornado sheet from class is here.
Here are the links to help you on the iPad tornado sheet:

For questions 7-9: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wfujidef.htm

For questions 10-11. the youtube video

For questions 12-13. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/tornadoes/

When you finish, try the app "StormStruck". Can you storm proof your house?

The wind map we looked at changes constantly, but it can be found at: http://hint.fm/wind/


Media Center Sketchup Challenge

With one partner, one meter stick, one calculator, and one computer, build the most accurate and best looking replica of the Media Center in Google Sketchup.  When you finish, screen shot your design from a few different angles into a Google Doc.


This week in Science/Tech

Complete a new This week in Science and This week in Tech using the information below.  The sheet can be found here: This Week in Science and Tech.


Live data of earthquakes

Check out http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ and Earthquake map to see the most recent Earthquakes around the world.  Where are most of them?


Seaperch competition

Middletown is seeking a few  students to compete in the 2015 SeaPerch Challenge at Rowan University on April 18th.  Students will have to commit to a few 45 minute after school meetings from 2:45-3:30 every Wednesday.

If you are interesting in joining the team, please get a permission slip from your science teacher. If you make the team, I will give you extra credit and Mason Dollars.
Here is a video of a SeaPerch Robot in action.


Earthquake project: presentation

Directions: discuss with your group how to best present your information.  You will be presenting alongside your group members, however this is an individual grade.

Your group should address the following points:
What was the affected area like before the earthquake hit?

What caused the earthquake? What was the destruction like?

What relief efforts are underway?

What can be done to make sure earthquakes never devastate again?

Individually, you should each answer in your presentation: How can [your job] in [your area] help people [before, during, or after] an earthquake?


You do not have to use this format, however a template is available for Google Presentation here.