June 4, 2020

Weekly Assignment 6/4 and 6/11
:

Good morning science students.  This week's science assigment continues the use of Explore Learning's Gizmos.  This week you are asked to "Feel the Heat".  The assignment has been posted in TEAMS. To complete the assignment, you must use the Gizmo and turn in the assignment through TEAMS.   If you have not signed up for Explore Learning(Gizmos), the directions can also be found in TEAMS.  If you have any questions I am available through email.

Since next week is the last week of school, I have also posted the final activity for the year.  Both assignment are due by June 11th.



May 28, 2020

Weekly Assignment 5/28:

Good morning science students.  This week's science assigment continues the use of Explore Learning's Gizmos.  This week you are asked to use chemical testing(Litmus, Iodine, etc...) to identify myster powders.  The assignment has been posted in TEAMS. To complete the assignment, you must use the Gizmo and turn in the assignment through TEAMS.   If you have not signed up for Explore Learning(Gizmos), the directions can also be found in TEAMS.  If you have any questions I am available through email.

May 21, 2020

Weekly Assignment 5/21:

Good morning science students.  This week's science assigment uses Gizmos to review measurement.  In your TEAMS, you will find 2 assignments.  The first gives directions on how to sign up for Gizmos and the second is the assignment you will turn in to me.  If you have any questions I will be available through email.

May 14, 2020

Weekly Assignment 5/14:

Good morning and welcome to this week of Virtual Science. This week's assignment is Part 2 of a 2 part assignment focusing on energy transformations in roller coasters. This week you will use the information you have gathered to design and test a roller coaster in the virtual environment.   I have posted the assignment to Teams in your Office 365 account and have posted it in the Work at Home folder - click here
As always, I am available through email if you need assistance.



May 12, 2020


Hope your day is off to a great start.  A quick update on feedback on assignments.  If you have complete and turned in assignments through TEAMS, you should have received feedback and can access it in your account.  If you have turned in assignments through email, I am finishing and will be sending feedback soon.   

PowerPoint, videos and papers on the Big Green Lady were well done and I have enjoyed reading and watching them.  

Reminder for Office Hours:

Today from 12:00 to 1:30, I will be monitoring email if you have a question or just want to say hello.  Outside of office hours, I will be monitoring emails and will respond as soon as possible.

May 7, 2020

Weekly Assignment 5/7:

Good morning and welcome to this week of Virtual Science. This week's assignment is Part 1 of a 2 part assignment focusing on energy transformations in roller coasters. This week you will gather information about how roller coasters work.   I have posted the assignment to Teams in your Office 365 account and have posted it in the Work at Home folder(click here). 
As always, I am available through email if you need assistance.



May 5, 2020

Just a few reminders:

Office Hours:

Today from 12:00 to 1:30, I will be monitoring email if you have a question or just want to say hello.  Outside of office hours, I will be monitoring emails and will respond as soon as possible.

Assignment from 4/30:
Great job on the Big Green Lady Part 2.  I am reading and evaluating your projects.  I look forward to seeing more between now and Thursday.  


April 30, 2020

Weekly Assignment 4/30:
Good morning and welcome to another week in Science. This week's assignment continues your work with Statue of Liberty. This is Part 2 of the assignment. Last week you gathered information and this week you will use that information to create pro or anti restoration argument.  I have posted the assignment to Teams in your Office 365 account and have posted it in the Work at Home folder(click here). 


There will not be a Zoom meeting today, but I am always available through email.  
Remember this is an optional assignment and will not negatively affect your grade.



April 28, 2020

Just a few reminders:

Office Hours:
Every Tuesday from 12:00 to 12:30, I will be on Zoom for any questions or concerns.  The Zoom link for all office hour meetings is:

Mrs. Manifold’s Office Hour Zoom Meeting

From 12:30 to 1:30, I will be monitoring emails.  Outside of office hours, I will be monitoring emails and will respond as soon as possible.

Weekly Assignment 4/23:
Please make sure you submit your assignment by clicking the blue "Turn in" button in Teams.  I am providing feedback on all assignments turned in to me.  If you think you have turned it in but haven't gotten feedback, please check that it has been turned in and not just viewed.

IXL:
Many of you are continuing to complete IXL skills.  IXL will be available through the remainder of the year and I am adding to the suggested skills practice.  I will be adding some 6th and 7th grade review skills as well.

 



April 23, 2020

Good morning and welcome to another week in Science. This week's assignment continues the Chemistry theme looking at the chemical changes the Statue of Liberty has gone through over the years.  I have posted the assignment to Teams in your Office 365 account and have posted it in the Work at Home folder(click here).  There will not be a Zoom meeting today, but I am always available through email.  Remember this is an optional assignment and will not negatively affect your grade.

Just a reminder for those of you who are in the process of retaking 3rd quarter assessments, the deadline is today.  Once you have reviewed your material and submitted your Quizizz, email me and I will assign your Retake.

If you need to turn in the Stearic Acid lab or the Heat Transfer(CCR) poster, please submit by the end of the day.


April 20, 2020

Good morning.  I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend.  I have been reviewing the Balancing Equations assignments that have been turned in.  I will be providing specific feedback through Office 365.  If you could not submit or turn in the assignment, please try again.  Bugs are being worked out of the system.  Remember this is an optional assignment and will not negatively affect your grade.

This week I will be starting regular office hours on Tuesdays from 12 – 1:30 PM.  

From 12:00 to 12:30, I will be on Zoom for any questions or concerns students have.  The Zoom link for all office hour meetings for the rest of the year is:

Mrs. Manifold’s Office Hour Zoom Meeting

From 12:30 to 1:30, I will be monitoring emails.  Outside of office hours, I will be monitoring emails and will respond as soon as possible.

Please continue to check my teacher page for updates and assignments.

April 17, 2020

When you are completing the assignments in Teams, please make sure you turn them in.  Not sure how?  Click here to see a short video on how to complete the turn in process. 



April 16, 2020

Enjoyed seeing/hearing many of you at the Zoom meeting today.  If you did not make the meeting, no problem.  The Balancing Equation assignment has been posted to your Office 365 account.  If you cannot access your, Office 365 account, let me know and I will have someone assist you.  I have also posted the assignment in my Work at Home folder if you would rather access that way. Click here to go to the folder.  Remember, this is an optional activity.  However if you submit it, I will provide feedback.   

Continue checking this page for updates and information. I will be posting links to my Zoom office hours and our weekly Zoom class.

Have a fantastic weekend.


April 15, 2020

Naomi Manifold is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 16th at the times listed below. If you cannot attend at your scheduled class time, please join one of the other classes.


Topic: Science Check-In Zoom Meeting and 1st Virtual Assignment


Zoom Meeting Schedule

Period 3 = 10:00-10:10
Period 4 = 10:15-10:25
Period 5 = 10:30-10:40
Period 6 = 10:45-10:55
Period 7 = 11:00-11:10

Join Zoom Meeting – Click HERE to join the meeting.

Before the meeting, please review the Virtual Meeting Behaviors




April 13, 2020

Good afternoon.

PLEASE READ THE 4/13/20 MESSAGE FROM MRS. PORTER-LUCAS.


My weekly office hours will be 12 PM – 1:30 PM on Tuesdays. I will be monitoring email and TEAMS for students who need to contact me.


RETAKES FOR QUARTER 3:

- Review your Quarter 3 Science grade in Student VUE
- By Friday, April 17th email me a list of summative assignments you intend to retake.

- Check the Work at Home folder on my teacher page for Review assignments. These must completed by Monday, April 20th.

- Retakes will be done through Microsoft Teams (tutorial here) and/or email.
- Retakes will take place Tuesday, April 21st and Wednesday, April 22nd.

 
Scheduled Class:

- Starting Thursday, April 16th students will be given a weekly assignment based on previously taught material (through Microsoft Teams).
- This Thursday, April 16th, I will be hosting a Zoom chat to check-in with students and provide guidance (invitation and meeting schedule below).
Students DO NOT need a Zoom account but must use their real first and last names to gain access to the meeting and are reminded that PWCS computer usage rules apply to all meetings.

Zoom Meeting Schedule
Period 3 = 10:00-10:10
Period 4 = 10:15-10:25
Period 5 = 10:30-10:40
Period 6 = 10:45-10:55
Period 7 = 11:00-11:10

Naomi Manifold is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Science Check In Zoom Meeting

Time: Apr 16, 2020 10:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting – Click HERE to join the meeting.

Meeting ID: 977 5067 1739

Password: 016978

You can contact me at manifonr@pwcs.edu with any questions!



April 13, 2020
Good morning.  Hope everyone has had a relaxing Spring Break.  Teachers are working today to plan for the rest of the year.  Stay tuned for information later today or tomorrow. 
Meanwhile, check out the Spring Book Fair.
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April 3, 2020

Day 10 - Finish-up Friday 
Continue working on the IXL skills recommended for you.
Contact me if you need further information on clearing NHI's or test retakes.

Enjoy your Spring Break and I will begin posting again on April 14th.

April 2, 2020


Day 9 - Tech Thursday
Both scientists and engineers contribute to the world of human knowledge, but in different ways. Scientists use the scientific method to make testable explanations and predictions about the world. A scientist asks a question and develops an experiment, or set of experiments, to answer that question. Engineers use the engineering design process to create solutions to problems. An engineer identifies a specific need: Who need(s) what because why? And then, he or she creates a solution that meets the need.

Explore the Engineering Design Process   
IXL practices recommended for you are Science Section C Skills 1 - 4.

Also check Out  
BrainPop - Engineering Design Process.


April 1, 2020 - Happy April Fool's Day

Day 8 - Way Back Wednesday
Do you remember your 7th grade science fair experiment?  

Let's practice Experimental Design today.
IXL practices recommended for you are Science Section B Skills 1 - 4.

Also check Out  BrainPop - Scientific Process.

March 31, 2020 - Happy last day of March.

Great job to my students for earning a 500 question certificate.  Keep up the good work!  I am happy to see so many of you reviewing your skills.

Day 7 - Tools Tuesday
Practice Laboratory Tools and Scientific Method. 
IXL practices recommended for you are Science Section A, skills 1 - 2.

March 30, 2020

Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.  Let's use this week to review of some skills that every scientist needs.

Day 6 - Measurement Monday
Practice Units and Measurement using IXL. 
Practices recommended for you are Science Section HH, skills 2 - 3.   

IXL Sign IN


March 26 -27, 2020

Day 4/5 - Rube Goldberg Challenge
Hopefully you had a chance to visit the Rube Goldberg page.
I would love to see any sketches or videos of your machines.  


March 25, 2020


Day 3
- Rube Goldberg Challenge
It's time to put some of those simple machines you identified to work.

"RUBE GOLDBERG (1883-1970) was a cartoonist, an inventor, and the only person ever to be listed in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as an adjective. Of the nearly 50,000 cartoons he drew in his lifetime, Rube is best known for the zany contraptions of Professor Butts. These inventions, also known as Rube Goldberg Machines, solved a simple task in the most overcomplicated, inefficient, and hilarious way possible." (https://www.rubegoldberg.com/rube-the-artist/)

Ever wanted to design a Rube Goldberg machine.  Visit the Rube Goldberg website to discover the video challenge and to view the gallery of his inventions.  

March 24, 2020


Day 2 - Review of Simple Machines
 After reviewing the 6 simple machines, how many do you use in your home?  Complete the Scavenger Hunt found in the Work at Home folder.

Any students working on clearing NHI's from 3rd quarter can email me the work.  If you need to complete the CCR Poster or the Freezing Point Lab(stearic acid), the files are in the work at home folder.  Email me if you have other questions.

March 23, 2020


Good morning and welcome to Day 1 of Virtual Review.  Each day I will be posting a learning experience designed to review a topic that we have previously covered in class.  These activities are optional at this point and students are not required to complete or submit them.  I will also be posting other information as it becomes available.  Let's get started.

Day 1 - Review of Simple Machines
In class, we were discussing the 6 types of simple machines and had how they are used.  A good refresher can be found at "What is a Simple Machine?"

Have a great day.



March 21, 2020

Good morning,

I hope this message finds students and families healthy and enjoying quality time with each other.  As per district guidelines, students are not expected to complete any school assignments currently. Starting March 30, activities for further exploration of science will be available but will be optional. These activities will be found in the "Work at Home" folder under the Files 2019 section of this page.

Students who were working to retake their Newton's Laws of Motion Test can access review material in the Unit 5 Folder.  Students will be given time to prepare and complete the retest when we return to school. 

Students who were absent on Friday, March 13, can also access materials for the “Work and Power” test in the Unit 5 Folder. Again, students will be given time to prepare and complete the test when we return to school.

A calendar of the VA SOL Physical Science standards denoting which have been covered, which were/are in progress, and which have not been covered can be accessed by clicking this link.    

I am checking my email regularly (manifonr@pwcs.edu) if you have questions.



March 12, 2020


Test over work and Power will be tomorrow Friday, March 13th.  Review and Practice Problem can be found in Unit 5 folder.

March 4, 2020

Notes Part 3 and 4

March 2, 2020
Test on Wednesday

Laws of Motion Review with Answers

Friday, Feb.28, 2020

We worked on Newton's 3 Laws of Motion this week.  Notes and work can be found in the Unit 5 Folder.  Review is due on Monday.  The review can be found in the Unit 5 folder if students need a 2nd copy.  Test will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  
Quizizz codes for practice are 603016 and 931342.


Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Click the link below.  Open Unit 5 folder. Open Newton's laws of Motion.  Use the PowerPoint to complete section 2 of your notes. 

Newton's Laws of Motion


Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

Unit 5 Test 1 Tomorrow
Review with Answers

Extra Problem Practice with Answers


Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020

Test tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th.

Review with answers

Thursday, February 6, 2020


We have spent the last two weeks working on Thermal Energy and Heat.  Notes for this have been posted in my Science folder.  Students are working in class on a CCR (conduction, convection, radiation)project to show how heat is transferred in different cooking methods. Students who do not finish the project in class on Friday will have the weekend to finish and turn in on Monday.

The test over this section is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12.  Below are a few review Quizziz and Quizlet to help them study.  We will be reviewing in class on Monday and Tuesday.

Thermal Energy and Heat Transfer Definitions 
  
https://quizlet.com/_7z0uc3?x=1jqt&i=2nbzfk

 

PS.7 a: Heat and Temperature - 697081

PS.7 b Phase Changes868101

PS.7 c: Heat Transfer553937

PS.7 d Thermal Technology - 171150


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Link to test Review for Forms of Energy



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We have spent this week doing a short unit on 7 forms of energy and energy transformations.  Students have practiced in class and will complete a review tomorrow for their Unit 4 Test 2 on Forms of Energy on Friday. PowerPoint can be found in files and documents.


Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Unit 4 Test on PE and KE will be tomorrow.  Students reviewed in class today and have a study guide to complete and check with the link below.
https://gainesvillems.pwcs.edu/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=39564823



Friday, December 20, 2019

Have a wonderful winter break. I will see you in the new year.


Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Unit 3 Test will be Thursday, Dec 12.  The test will have 3 sections and cover all concepts in Unit 3.  The learning targets and class material are locate in the files folder.  Below are links to the review answers and some online practices.

Unit 3 Test Review Answers 

Chemical Reactions and Equations Quizlet

Online Balancing Practice


Quizizz
Chemical Formulas and Equations - Code 204488
Physical and Chemical Properties/Changes - Code 676950



Friday, Nov 22, 2019
This week has been dedicated to counting atoms in chemical formulas, chemical/physical changes and properties.  
Unit 2 Test was given back and students were given retake information.  I will be available Monday at lunch if students need extra assistance.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
We have been studying chemical bonding during the past two weeks.  The bonding and reactivity test will be on Friday, Nov 15th.  Review sheet came home today with students.


Thursday, Oct 31, 2019


Bohr model test is tomorrow.  Students have notes, models, and  study guide to prepare for the test.  Extra practice Quizizz Code: 435989


Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Students tested this week on Elements and the Periodic Table.  Tests were given back on Thursday along with retake information.  The retake will be next Thursday.  Any student who wishes to retake, but did not get the retake information should see me on Monday.

We are adding to our knowledge of the Periodic Table with valance electrons, ions, and isotopes.  Using this along with previous learning, students are drawing Bohr Models of the first 20 elements.  We will be testing next Friday. 



Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

We finished this week strong with a complete review of the Periodic Table of Elements.  I have posted the formative assessment with answer key in the Unit 2 Folder.  The test will be on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd.  

Extra Test practice can be found at:
 
Quizlet 40 Elements to Know

Quizizz:   Elements Name to Symbols 083037

Elements symbol to Name 619775

Periodic Table 671428

Metals/Metalloids/Nonmetals 262908


Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Busy this week with our Test on Tuesday and starting the study of the Periodic Table of Elements.  We made flashcard on Tuesday with the 40 element names and symbols students need to memorize.  Practice can be found at 

40 Elements to Know

Monday, October 7

Some last minute test practice:

  Quizlet   https://quizlet.com/_77oz54
Quizizz:  Code 160565
Kahoot: Code 0706104


Friday, October 4, 2019


It has been a busy week in room 1301.  Students received their Unit 1 Test back on Monday and retake forms and materials were handed out on Tuesday. 
Unit 2 started Monday with History of the Atomic Theory and Development of the modern atomic model.  Students received their required formative review in class today and it will be due on Monday.  As a reminder the required formative assessments must be completed on time to qualify for a retake.  The test over the first section will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8.   PowerPoint, notes and other materials have been posted in the files folder.  A Quizlet vocabulary review can be found at https://quizlet.com/_77oz54
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Just a reminder that the Unit 1 Test is tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 27.  The Study Guide with answers can be found in the homework folder.   

The following are also available on line for you to use to review for the Unit 1 Test.

Use your REAL NAME when you sign in.
Quizizz.com
Unit 1 Physical and Chemical Properties  Code: 455371
Unit 1 Density  Code: 754549
Unit 1 Matter, Mass and Volume  Code: 379061
Unit 1 Properties of Matter  Code: 385618
Unit 1 Lab Equipment and Measurement  Code: 610010

Quizlet.com -  https://quizlet.com/_73pzhh

 This a review of the vocabulary for Unit 1.  Practice using the Flashcards, Learn or Match.


Friday, September 20, 2019
Happy Friday to everyone.  The last two weeks have been very busy for the students in Physical Science.  We have studied the characteristics of matter , described the physical and chemical  properties of matter, looked at how pH is tested using Litmus Paper and finished the week looking at how solubility is measured. 
Students should be studying their notes in preparation for the Unit test on Friday, Sept. 27th.  Students may want to take the opportunity to study the vocabulary for this unit by  connecting to  Quizlet at
 https://quizlet.com/_73pzhh

Have a great weekend.


Friday, September 6, 2019

Hard to believe the first two weeks of school are over.
During the first week, students reviewed the safety rules and took their first test over the Safety Contract.  Grades for the test have been posted and students have their test in their science folder.
This week, we have been measuring matter using scientific equipment.  Students have measured length, mass, weight, and volume.    We will continue next week adding density to our ways to measure matter.

I look forward to seeing you at 8th grade Back to School night on Thursday, Sept. 12th.

Monday, August 26, 2019


Good Morning.  Welcome back to the 2019 - 2020 school year.  Looking forward to meeting everyone today.  Let’s make this the best school year ever!