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Final

Start studying your old tests!!!

posted on: May 11, 2007

FYI

The movie for HW is not required. As mentioned in class, you were to check with your parents first. Also, I encourage you to talk to your parents, grandparents, etc. about their opinions on Global Warming.

posted on: May 11, 2007

Reminders

Planet Projects due Monday - Moon Fun can be done for extra credit
Hang onto the tide worksheets for now.
Solar System tapes will be completed in class on Friday or Monday!
Remember your permission form for watching Apollo XIII!

posted on: April 26, 2007

Reminders

Oceanography Project Presentations Tuesday, Feb. 27
Test over oceanography Friday, March 2 (study session that am)!

posted on: February 23, 2007

Another Volcano Site

Savage Earth Volcanoes

posted on: December 04, 2006

On-line Textbooks

Prentice Hall is requesting that you make every effort to keep their content within the school district. In other words, students, teachers, and parents are the only ones who should receive this link!

Prentice Hall is still working on the SuccessNet issues. In the mean time, students can access the books directly by clicking on the following links:

Earth Science - http://books.pearsonsuccessnet.com/ph/cd/0-13-064280-0/SciExp/index.html

posted on: November 21, 2006

Earthquake Sites

Earthquakes
Classroom Activity - Getting Ready For The Big One
Homework - Bay Bridge

posted on: November 16, 2006

Textbook Problems

I understand that there have been several issues with the on-line texts. Please remember that you can get the information from other sources such as notes, worksheets, websites, or my unit PowerPoints. The textbook is just one place to look for answers and not always the best one!

posted on: November 03, 2006

Why Earth Science?

We will be reading from the following website to begin our study of Earth Science. It is not homework unless you do not finish it in class on Monday. You do not have to take Cornell notes on this reading.
Why Earth Science?

posted on: September 22, 2006

More Information on PowerPoint Readers

Here are some more sites that Mr. Leach shared with me. A BIg thanks to him for his help!

http://www.viosoftware.com/Office+2003

http://www.nextag.com/Microsoft-Office-Student-Teacher-57813022/prices-html  


http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/students/default.mspx

posted on: August 31, 2006

From the Counselor

All 8th graders will take the following tests during September:
September 6-7:  Cogat Ability Test
September 11-15: ITBS Achievement Test

posted on: August 31, 2006

Is Air Matter? Due Date

The lab write-up for this lab is now due Wed., Sept. 6, 2006. Have a safe holiday!

posted on: August 31, 2006

Thanks for Coming!

I enjoyed meeting all of the parents who came last night. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and see what we will be doing this year. Please feel free to contact me (by email) at any time if you have questions or concerns. If you were unable to come last night, please see the attached.

Homeroom-1.ppt

Open House.doc

posted on: August 30, 2006

Soap Lab Results

Our soap lab results are in! The Kroger brand came in first, followed closely by the Publix brand. The name brand, Joy, came in last!

posted on: August 28, 2006

Soap Lab

We tested three liquid dish soap brands to see which one was the best cleanser. The final results are due in today, but it looked like the Kroger brand was in the lead on Friday. The final results will be posted asap.

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posted on: August 28, 2006

Journals

For those of you that purchased journal notebooks, you may use them for our warm-ups.

posted on: August 25, 2006

PowerPoint readers

For information on PowerPoint readers check out this site.
PPT Readers

posted on: August 25, 2006

Students 2005/06 - Geosequestration

Finally!, Mr. de Vries writes:


Ethel,


Your students have a series of good questions. Sorry for the delay.


I was in USA at the time when it was sent. Some weeks later I tried answering this email but found I was doing it no justice and abandoned my response.


However please find attached a good article on geosequestration which I think your students or new students (new school year now) can get some authoritive answers.


Cheers


Don

The article is from Nature magazine, and I am having trouble getting the file to attach. Will try to post later. Meanwhile, check out these websites.


The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
http://www.asiapacificpartnership.org/FossilEnergyTF.htm


Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
http://www.sequestration.org/


Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership
http://www.bigskyco2.org/


WRI Project: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
http://climate.wri.org/carboncapture-project-226.html


NEAR-SURFACE GAS GEOCHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS AND MONITOR CO2 GEOLOGICAL SEQUESTRATION SITES
http://www.springerlink.com/content/t363744u00941474/fulltext.pdf


The last website has a paper which is a good read on the USA situation.

Cheers

Don

posted on: August 23, 2006

Thanks!

A BIG thank you to all of the parents that sent in their e-mail address! I am enjoying getting to know your child and look forward to meeting you all on Aug. 29!

posted on: August 15, 2006

Grading

The AC Science 8 grading system is as follows:
GRADING
o Category 1 10%
o Category 2 20%
o Category 3 30%
o Category 4 40%

posted on: August 11, 2006

Getting to Know Your Teacher

WHO AM I.ppt

posted on: August 11, 2006

Apollo XIII - Day 1

We watched the first part today and ended just before lift-off. Monday, we will begin our discussion with questions about the history of rocketry and space flight. Remember to check out the websites given earlier.

posted on: February 03, 2006

Website

To aid in moon observations, here is a website for you to check out.

http://skyandtelescope.com/

posted on: January 27, 2006

Future City Team

We will meet on Nov. 28 in my room at 8:15. Meanwhile, be collecting items to recycle and use on your 3D model!

posted on: November 18, 2005

ES8 - Rock Cycle Project

New due date is Nov. 29. Be ready to finalize everything in class on Nov. 28.

posted on: November 18, 2005

ACES8 - Rocks and Minerals - Digging For the Truth

Monday, Nov. 28 will be the final day to work on this project in class. Its new due date is Nov. 29!!!

posted on: November 18, 2005

Why Earth Science?

We will be reading from the following website to begin our study of Earth Science. It is not homework unless you do not finish it in class on Monday. You do not have to take Cornell notes on this reading.
Why Earth Science?

posted on: December 31, 1969

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