Mrs. Cook
cookts@pwcs.edu
703-791-0727

 

As we finish up the school year, I encourage you to hang in there and continue to try some (or all) of the listed activities for this week.  I continue to miss all of you terribly.  For my 6th graders who wrote watershed essays....I will keep those over the summer.  When we return to school, if you would like yours back, please come see me.  All of you should be proud of your essay!  They were really good!

My official office hours are Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:30.  I will be readily available for quick responses during this time.   You can email me
any time and I will also respond.  It may not be as quickly as during my office hours.  cookts@pwcs.edu

NO ZOOM MEETINGS



June 10:   Good Bye Video Link
Attention Students and Parents:  I am posting one video for both 6th and 8th grade this week.  I posted extra assignments last week so that you could work on them last week and this week.  It has been a pleasure having each of you in class....I have enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to seeing where life takes you!  You all have the ability to succeed and be successful!  I am always here.  If you ever need me, I am an email away.  Sixth graders, be sure to stop by my room next year and say hello.  Eighth graders, good luck in high school!  I know you will do well!  Miss you all and think of you often!



June 4:  New Class Assignments for week of 6/04-6/12

Grade 6 Optional Online Learning Activity #8 Energy  Week of 6/03-6/12

Weekly Video:  Click here à   Welcome From Mrs. Cook

Acitivity 1:  Start here à https://edpuzzle.com/media/5ebea8c1758c6a3f15cf025e

        This edpuzzle activity will review energy transformations.  Be sure to watch it until the end and answer the 4 questions.

 

Activity 2:  Go to à nearpod.com

        This nearpod activity will continue to review energy transformations.  Be sure to use the code: LTHAW  to access the assignment.

 

Acitivity 3:  Go to joinmyquiz.com and enter code:  4237127

        You will review what you learned in the edpuzzle and nearpod activity.

 

Activity 4:  Click here à https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/heat-transfer/video/

                You will sign into your Flocabulary account and complete the video, vocab cards, read and respond, and quiz about heat transfer (I have assigned them to you in Flocabulary).  You will review conduction, convection, and radiation.  If you want to redo any of the assignments, just email me and I will reset your score so you can redo.

 

Acitivity 5:  Go to à nearpod.com

        This nearpod activity will continue to review energy transformations.  Be sure to use the code: YDSGO to access the assignment.

        In this activity, you will learn the difference between heat and thermal energy.

 

Acitivity 6:  Click here à https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/heattransfer/

        Review heat transfer with brainpop.  When you are finished watching the video, take the quiz to see how you are doing with your knowledge of heat transfer.

Activity 7:  Renewable Energy.  Go to Nearpod.com and use this code:  ZKGFT

 

Acitivity 7:  Go to à nearpod.com

        This nearpod activity will review solar energy.  Be sure to use the code: AHMNQ  to access the assignment.

        In this nearpod, you will learn about Alternative Energy Sources.  

Activity 8:  Solar Ovens (parent supervision is required)

        This week you will be challenged to create a solar oven and then try it out.  The list of supplies you may need include:  a box, tin foil, saran wrap, dark (black) paper, straw, tape, etc.  Parent supervision is required for cutting the box.  You are asked to research how to make different kinds of solar ovens, choose a design and create it, then try to use it to make something like smores or heating a piece of pizza.  Please take pictures and/or video and share with me!  I would love to see your designs and how they turn out!

Some useful links for solar ovens:  (there are lots of others you can research)

Grade 8 Optional Online Learning Activity #8   Week of 6/04-6/11
Weekly Video: Weekly Video

Standard:
 PS.8, PS.9 – Waves, Sound, and Light

Concepts: Wavelength, Frequency, Speed, Amplitude, Rarefaction, Compression, Resonance, Longitudinal Wave, Crest, Trough, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction, Interference, Transverse Wave, Concave, Convex, Converging, Diverging

BrainPop Username: benton Password: cougar

Optional Assignments:

  1. BrainPop Video & Quiz on Waves

    https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/waves/

     

  2. BrainPop Video & Quiz on Sound

    https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/sound/

     

  3. BrainPop Video & Quiz on Light

    https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/light/

     

  4. BrainPop Video & Quiz on Electromagnetic Spectrum

    https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/electromagneticspectrum/

     

  5. BrainPop Video & Quiz Refraction & Diffraction

    https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/refractionanddiffraction/

     

  6. Nearpod Lesson on Properties of Light

    Go to:  nearpod.com and use this code:  LKUDF

     

  7. Nearpod Lesson on Longitudinal Waves

    Go to nearpod.com and use this code:  GRUTI

     

  8. Nearpod Matching Practice on Waves

Go to neapod.com and use this code:  AWKMS



May 26:  New Class Assignments for week of 5/26-6/03

Grade 6 Optional Online Learning Activity #7  Week of 5/26-6/03

Welcome Video Week 7:  6th Grade Welcome Link 5/27

Activity 1. Click Here --> nearpod.com (may need to copy paste link)   CODE: SCAYQ
 NearPod Lesson and High and Low Pressure Systems: "Weather Systems: High Pressure vs. Low Pressure"

Activity 2. Click Here --> Weather Article       <-- Click this link to read “Why Weather Rules Exist”.

Activity 3. Rocket Launch Article
          Read this article on “3 weather obstacles that SpaceX faces when launching rockets into space.

Activity 4. Download and Study the 45th Weather Squadron Weekly Planning Forecast and 24 Hour Planning Forecast. Compare the 2 and look closely at Wednesday May 26, 2020 Forecast Conditions. Look also at Saturday May 30, 2020, which is the alternate day to launch if weather does not permit.
      Download Here -->  Online Learning 5/26-6/03 

Activity 5. Do you think that the weather conditions will be just right for the launch set for Wednesday May 27th? Or do you think Saturday May 30th will end up being the launch date? Send me an e-mail and tell me what you think, be sure to provide details from your readings and research to support your answer! My e-mail is: cookts@pwcs.edu

Activity 6. Check out this link  Watch Party Guide for the Launch Party Guide. Live streaming begins at 11am, lift off is set for 3pm on Wednesday May 27th, 2020. There is a guide to the Mission, how to dress, a song play list to play while watching and even cool recipes for food and drink, all space related!

Grade 8 Optional Online Learning Activity #7 Energy  Week of 5/26-6/03


Welcome Video Week 7:  Welcome Video Link

This standard focuses on how thermal energy is transferred. More complex concepts and terminology related to phase changes are introduced in PS.7, including the distinction between heat and temperature.

Activity 1:  What is the difference between heat and temperature?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlX-dah7MlU


Activity 2:  Now, things get slightly more in depth. This is a Nearpod interactive PowerPoint you can complete at your own pace let’s explore temperature and heat

 NEARPOD ACTIVITY Code:  ONEMR  (if link does not work, copy/paste nearpod.com)


Activity 3:  What is absolute zero? Check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNUDBdv3jWI


Activity 4:  This guy poses some interesting questions to people.  Can you see the independent and dependent variable he studied.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNGJ0WHXMyE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDbMEdLiCs



May 20:  New Class Assignments for week of 5/20-5/27

Grade 6 Optional Online Learning Activity #6  Week of 5/20-5/27

Water

Welcome Video:  Click Here -->
 Weekly Video

Last week you looked at how Riparian Buffers can help keep our streams and rivers clean. This is important, especially as these streams and rivers are tributaries of our Chesapeake Bay. We want these streams and rivers to bring clean water to our bay! This week we’re going to take a look at one of my favorite things that comes out of the Bay-the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. There’s something very important the crabs need to survive-grass! At one time the grasses practically disappeared because of so much pollution but since 2010, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has worked hard to restore these important grasses.

  1. Open the file (Click Here --> Online Learning 5/20-5/27) “Guide to Underwater Grasses” and look at the many different varieties of grasses.  *This is just for you to look at and read so that you can see all the different kinds-there isn’t any work you need to do with this.
  2. Watch the video on EdPuzzle on the Blue Crab. Listen carefully as you will have some questions to answer as you move through the video: EdPuzzle <-- click here
  3. Next, open and print out the file “Blue Crab 101 Investigation” This has some information for you to read and some questions for you to answer. If you can’t print it just write your answers on a blank sheet of paper. click here --> Online Learning 5/20-5/27
  4. Play the Kahoot! on Water Review. It covers are Watershed unit and some of the things you learned about last week and this weekKahoot Water Review  Game Pin:01914970



Grade 8 Optional Online Learning Activity #6 Energy  Week of 5/20-5/27

Weekly Video:  Click here à Welcome From Mrs. Cook

Acitivity 1:  Start here àEnergy Transformations

        This edpuzzle activity will review energy transformations.  Be sure to watch it until the end and answer the 4 questions.

Activity 2:  Go to à nearpod.com

        This nearpod activity will continue to review energy transformations.  Be sure to use the code: LTHAW  to access the assignment.

Acitivity 3:  Go to joinmyquiz.com and enter code:  4237127

        You will review what you learned in the edpuzzle and nearpod activity.

Activity 4:  Click here à Flocabulary

                You will sign into your Flocabulary account and complete the video, vocab cards, read and respond, and quiz about heat transfer (I have assigned them to you in Flocabulary).  You will review conduction, convection, and radiation.  If you want to redo any of the assignments, just email me and I will reset your score so you can redo.

Acitivity 5:  Go to à nearpod.com

        This nearpod activity will continue to review energy transformations.  Be sure to use the code: YDSGO to access the assignment.

        In this activity, you will learn the difference between heat and thermal energy.

Acitivity 6:  Click here à Brain Pop

        Review heat transfer with brainpop.  When you are finished watching the video, take the quiz to see how you are doing with your knowledge of heat transfer.

Acitivity 7:  Go to à nearpod.com

        This nearpod activity will continue to review energy transformations.  Be sure to use the code: NTYFH  to access the assignment.

        In this nearpod, you will learn about Alternative Energy Sources. 
Activity 8:  Virtual Lab:  Click here --> Virtual Lab You do need to enable adobe flash player


May 13:  New Class Assignments for week of 5/13 - 5/20
Grade 6 Optional Online Learning Activity #5  Week of 5/13-5/20

Welcome Video:  Click Here --> Welcome From Mrs. Cook
This week we will be reviewing our Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the importance of clean water. We are focusing on ways we can help keep our watershed clean.

  1. Read:  Poster of information and states that make up our Chesapeake Bay Watershed (just for you to look at):

    https://www.cbf.org/document-library/cbf-posters-flyers/CBFPoster_Final_new-low6d6d.pdf

  2. Riparian Buffers video on EdPuzzle: https://edpuzzle.com/media/5eb579c491afad3e9de11dfa
  3. Worksheet that goes with Riparian Buffers:  https://www.cbf.org/document-library/education-resources/riparian-buffers-investigate-the-importance-of-buffers-worksheet.pdf

     

  4. Also under the section “Dive Deeper” (on the above worksheet) there are several other extension activities you may choose to complete. Consider completing the activity titled Design Your Own Riparian Buffer. Included with this activity is a link to native plants in Virginia. Remember that using native plants (plants that are found naturally in the area) is important.

     

  5. Watch the Water video on Flocabulary and complete the activities that go with it.

     

    Video: https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/water/video/

    Vocab Cards: https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/water/vocab-cards/

    Vocab Game: https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/water/vocab-game/

    Read & Respond: https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/water/read-and-respond/

    Quiz: https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/water/quiz/

     

  6. IXL Practice sections:  V, W, and X

Grade 8 Optional Online Learning Activity #5 Periodic Table  Week of 5/13-5/20

Concepts: Chemical equations, balancing chemical equations, law of conservation of mass, coefficients, subscripts, molecules, products and reactants.

Welcome Video:  Click Here --> Welcome Video From Mrs. Cook

1.       Let’s begin with a brief review of a BrainPOP Conservation of Mass video. Feel free to complete the quiz afterwards.  https://www.brainpop.com/science/matterandchemistry/conservationofmass/

2.       Let’s dig a little deeper into balancing chemical equations. In this video please pause near the end, complete the sample problems and check your answers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7ckfeRjjvI&t=32s

3.        Now things get slightly more in depth. Let’s look at an interactive Power point that you can complete at your own pace.  Go to www.nearpod.com  Go to Students and join “Balancing a Chemical Equation” by entering this code:  TFRNS (this is capitalized)

4.       Now let’s practice the concept in a fun way. See how you like the visual this online game provides in practicing balancing chemical equations.

http://funbasedlearning.com/chemistry/chemBalancer/default.htm

5.  IXL Practice:  HH 

 


May 6:  New Class Assignments for week of 5/6 - 5/13
Grade 6 Optional Online Learning Activity #4  Week of 5/6-5/13
Start Here à Welcome Video 5/6
Activity 1:  NEARPOD ACTIVITY  Code: SOGDC
     You may opt to print out the fill in the blank notes page that goes with the nearpod activity.
     Find the document here:  Online Learning 5/6-5/13
Acitivity 2:  Quizziz --> Go to this link --> joinmyquiz.com (must copy and paste link)
     Elements and Compouds Code:  224911
     Periodic Table Code:  336711
Acitivity 3:  IXL.com  section E
Acitivity 4: Go to this link --> Interactive Periodic Table
     This website has LOTS of good information about elements, compounds, and the periodic table. 
Acitivity 5:  Explore this periodic table:  go to this link -->interactive periodic table
     Choose 1 element and read about it.  Be sure to click on the boxes down the page.
Activity 6:  Go to this link --> Video Periodic Table
     Choose 3 elements and watch the professor explain the properties of those elements.
 
Grade 8 Optional Online Learning Activity #4 Periodic Table  Week of 5/6-5/13
Start Here --->Welcome Video 5/6

The Periodic Table:  Mendeleev, periods, groups or families, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, transition metals, Boron family, Carbon family, Oxygen family, Nitrogen family, Halogens, Noble gases, element square, atomic number, mass number, element symbol, metals, metalloids, nonmetals.

There is a LOT of vocabulary with PS. 4, not to mention the atom with its protons (+), neutrons (0), and electrons(-).

Activity 1:  Let’s get started with a fun review of the elements.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgVQKCcfwnU

Activity 2:  Let’s look at an interactive Power point that you can complete at your own pace.  Go to www.nearpod.com

                     Go to Students and join the Periodic Table  lesson by entering this code:  GUFRN (this is capitalized)

Acitvity 3:  www.nearpod.com Periodic Table of the Elements Matching Pairs. The code is VYMIR (also all caps)

Activity 4:  If you have some time and just want to look around,  www.chem4kids.com, is terrific for all things matter and how it changes to form new matter.

Acitvity 5:  And, here is just one more story about Dimitri Mendeleev and his periodic table.  It is always good to remember that our scientists were real people with real lives.  Dimitri Mendelev

Acitvity 6:  Quizziz --> Go to this link --> joinmyquiz.com (must copy and paste link)
     Elements and Compouds Code:  224911
     Periodic Table Code:  336711
Acitivity 7:  IXL.com  section E
Acitivity 8: Go to this link --> Interactive Periodic Table
     This website has LOTS of good information about elements, compounds, and the periodic table.  
Acitivity 9:  Explore this periodic table:  go to this link -->interactive periodic table
     Choose 1 element and read about it.  Be sure to click on the boxes down the page.
Activity 10:  Go to this link --> Video Periodic Table
     Choose 3 elements and watch the professor explain the properties of those elements.


 
No Zoom Meetings This Week on 4/30

April 29:  New Class Assignments for week of 4/29 - 5/5


Grade 6 Optional Online Learning Activity #3  Week of 4/29-5/6
Start Here à Welcome From Mrs. Cook                              

Activity 1.  Independent and Dependent Variables. 

            Copy and paste this link à  joinmyquiz.com  use code 652271
Activity 2.  Watch the brain pop video “Scientific Method” and take the quiz.

            Click Here à Brain Pop Sci Method

Activity 3.  Hypothesis.

            Copy and paste this link à  joinmyquiz.com Use Code 409334

Activity 4.  Nearpod.com

            Click Here --> Near Pod    Code UEIAO

                Enter the code:  UEIAO.  You must enter your real first and last name.  I will be able to see your results.  Click through the slides and follow the directions.

Activity 5.  Mark Rober:  Egg Drop Experiment

            Click Here à   Egg Drop Video

Activity 6: IXL.com sections A, B, C, & H.

Activity 7.  Egg Drop Challenge.  




Grade 8:  Optional Review Lesson #3  Atomic Theory (PS. 3) Protons, neutrons, electrons, and quarks, J. J. Thomson, Niels Bohr, Schrodinger, plum pudding or chocolate chip model, Bohr model, or Electron Cloud

Welcome Video:  Click Here -->Welcome From Mrs. Cook  

Do any of these vocabulary terms or scientist names sound familiar? 

Watch these videos to review our atomic theory: Control and Click the links below:

  1. The 24,000 Year search for the atom (5:00 minutes)

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xazQRcSCRaY

  2. Brain Pop atomic model (5:00 minutes) Username Benton Password cougar

                 https://www.brainpop.com/science/matterandchemistry/atomicmodel/

  3. A little something to read on what we know is the most accurate model right now:

      https://kids.kiddle.co/Electron_cloud

  4. Quizziz:  quizizz.com/join?gc=155361

     

  5. Review quiz:  https://www.brainpop.com/science/matterandchemistry/atomicmodel/quiz/

     

  6. IXL.com section E.

     

  7. A little extra review if you are interested:

Match the letter with the number.

  1. Electron cloud model    B. Plum pudding/chocolate chip model    C. Bohr model    D. electron    E. proton    F. neutron
  1. ____ This picture represents which model? 

     

     

     

     

  2. ____ What is the name of the positively charged particle in an atom?

     

  3. ____ Which model does this picture represent?

     

     

  4. ____ What is the name of the particle in the  nucleus that does not have a charge?

     

  5. ____This picture represents the most accurate model of the atom that we use today.

     

      
  6. ____The particle in the electron cloud with a negative charge.

Bonus Question:  What is the name of the particle found inside the protons and neutrons that have names like up, down, top, bottom, charm, and strange?

 

Answers:  1. B    2. E    3. C   4. F    5. A    6. D    Bonus: quark



April 28:  Pep Talk from Kid President  Kid President Pep Talk <---- click here


April 22:  New Class Assignments for week of 4/22-28


6th Grade: Optional Review Activity #2:  Scientific Method

Start Here:  Lesson Introduction With Mrs. Cook <------ click on red link
If you like printed worksheets (to go with the videos),
click here ------>Three Worksheets , then download the three worksheets listed below.
     First Worksheet:  Identifying IV, DV, with scientific questions
     Second Worksheet:  Read:  What are variables
     Third Worksheet:  Variable practice with Mark Rober, you tuber
Next, click here ------>Mark Rober Video   
IXL Practice:  Log into your IXL account and practice these objectives that correspond to the objectives covered this week:  

 Our zoom meeting on Thursday, April 23, will focus on answering questions about the assignment and signing in to say hi.  Can't wait to see each of you!

8th Grade:  
Optional Review Activity #2:  Physical and Chemical Changes

This year you learned lots of info about matter!  State of matter, properties of matter, changes in matter… it probably felt a bit overwhelming.  It is important, however, to understand the difference between chemical and physical changes that occur in matter.  Physical changes are usually about states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) and how those states change.  Chemical changes happen on a molecular level when two or more molecules interact with each other.

To review these concepts, first, watch the following videos from BrainPOP and Bozeman Science.  See how much you remember from our class earlier in the year!  Ask your teacher if you don’t remember the BrainPOP login.

  1. BrainPOP Video:  States of Matter
  2. BrainPOP Video:  Acids and Bases
  3. Video:  Physical and Chemical Changes – Bozeman Science (11:07)

Next, give this virtual lab a try:

  1. Virtual Lab:  Physical and Chemical Changes (Glencoe)

You may need to enable Flash for the website to work.  This also means you will need to be using a computer and not a phone.  Be sure to scroll through the information on the left side of the screen to get to the procedures!  The lab has tools you can use such as a journal, calculator, and a digital data table, but you can always create your own!

Finally, take this quiz to review the information you have learned:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bZqwF-SVHk2F4xzg1N5_wbZtgTGSp2ZBhZwrDydypM1UN09QM0w1MlJMRDdMU1pDSU40NkEyQUZGMS4u

The quiz is graded automatically, but please remember this will not go into the gradebook.  Give it your best shot!

Stay tuned for more activities, news articles, and other fun resources!

Optional IXL Practice:  You can access IXL through your math or language arts account.  HEre are the objectives we are coving this week.

F.Chemical reactions

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