'If I am through learning, I am through.' Coach John Wooden, February 2000
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1 - Lesson Plans (NOW IN WORKSHEETS TAB)
2 - Worksheets (With Solar Cooker Info)
3 - Club Pages (Enviro & YBTC)
2017/18 MACAT SUPPLY LETTER:
MACAT Supply letter 2017-18, Spring 2017 version (pdf)
MACAT Supply letter 2017-18, Spring 2017 version (docx)
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MACAT and MACAT Science Fall 2016 Conference Letters
Please note that the conference time will be very tight, as conferences are scheduled from 5:30-8:30pm on Wed., Oct. 19, 2016.
MACAT Science Conference Guidelines letter handed out in class on 19 Oct: Fall 2016 MACAT Science conference guidelines.doc
MACAT general letter sent home with hours 3-4 on Mon, hours 1-2 on Tues: MACAT conf letter 2016-17.pdf
GREAT LINK FROM NASA AND THE ESA FOR THE ISS!
The International Space Station has a video camera that looks at the earth all the time. They have made its images available, in real time, on this cooperative site from the US and Europe.
Sometimes it's gray due to the time of day, or because the camera is not working, but the video is worth the wait!
Part of the massive pile of blankets prior to the start of work on Dec 20, 2013
Kayla T. with the first blanket and a counter full of more to be made - 2013
In the menu on the left, you will find sub pages for this page and the site, including club info/permission slips, lesson plans, and the latest classwork and homework sheets.
My wish list - May 23, 2016 update:
It's not really a consumable, but I would like to have a 12 pound bowling ball to use in class. It turns out that a 12 pound bowling ball has almost exactly the same density as water, and lighter ones float quite well. (I now have 8, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16 pound bowling balls - two of which are mine, the other four were donated on 7 Sep 2012, 18 Sep 2013, 4 Oct 13, and 31 Oct 13 - Thanks!).
ITEMS TO BORROW:
A bike that generates power for a TV or other electronic device
A seismometer to borrow for a day or two
Fun/interesting books for students to read or use as resources in class. I tend to focus on science-related books, but others are quite welcome. Please check my classroom book list on this site to help prevent needless repetition.
I am really enjoying the series of new books by Paul Parsons that I found at Barnes and Noble. For the new year, I purchased the "3 Minute Einstein" and "30 Second Theories" for the students to read during our daily reading time. It would be great to have any of the other books in the series for use in the classroom library.
: Look at the menu on the top left side of this page to see how to complete "event" extra credit. For other items, please ask in class.
LPS FILE ACCESS FROM HOME:
OPEN OFFICE/MS WORD:
Please note that many of my files are in MS-Word - from Office 2007. Apparently they can all be opened not only with Word, but also with Open Office, which is available for free from the internet: http://www.openoffice.org/
Caitlin R. enjoys a break during a fun day of making blankets for the homeless shelter - Dec 2013
- ICHAT FORM ICHAT LETTER TO PARENTS 2016-2017.pdf
- Memo to STUDENTS about MACAT selection process (pdf file - 155 KB)
File contains the steps for MACAT admission and dates for those steps.
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