Jill Shuemate

Science

Welcome to Ms. Shuemate's Science Classroom Website Where Learning is FUN!!!!

WELCOME TO MS. SHUEMATE’S 7TH & 8th GRADE SCIENCE!!!

I look forward to an exciting and successful year! Science class is filled with hands on activities, real world applications, problem solving, and plenty of adventure! The Holt Science & Technology textbook will be issued and also available online. Computers and information technology tools will be used to support scientific investigations. Online homework assignments will reinforce classroom learning. I do require a guardian’s email for notification of “MONDAY MAIL” which provides weekly agenda and updates. Please visit my classroom webpage atclassroom.nbisd.org/webs/jshuemate/home.htm for updates and an educational experience. Sign up for “MONDAY MAIL” by emailing me at jshuemate@nbisd.org

All my students are expected to work and perform their best at all times. Guardians and students are to seek help when unclear on objectives or as needed. Your involvement and input to make a cooperative effort for student success are encouraged. I am available to assist in any way I can. ORMS builds a community of learners and we all work together to encourage success. Morning tutorials are daily from 8:00 – 8:25 am (except Tuesday & Thursday). After school tutorials are on from 3:30 – 4:00pm (except Monday) . 

I am delighted to have each of you in my class and I am anticipating an exceptional school year! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!!!!!!!!!!

If you would like access to my iTuneU course outline, please email me and identify who your student is before I accept you and then use the following access codes: This is a safety precaution.

7th Grade Enrollment Code: EKY-PMF-MLF 

8th Grade Enrollment Code:EBH-YNT-LJH

Check out my Teacherpages Weblink www.teacherpage.com/jshuemate/ site for more cool information, fun, and current weather conditions! After leaving this site, any links or further searches are the sole responsibility of the user. Care must be taken when performing Internet searches.

PARENTAL SUPERVISION RECOMMENDED FOR ALL INTERNET RESEARCH. 

I hope you have some fun while you are learning!

 



ADVISORY SCHEDULE

1st Period 8th grade - 8:20 - 9:07

2nd Period 8th grade - 9:11 -10:03

3rd Period 8th grade - 10:07 - 10:54

4th Period - Conference - 10:58 - 11:45

5th Period 7th grade - 11:40 - 1:19 (A lunch 11:49 - 12:19 / B lunch 12:19 - 12:49 / C lunch 12:49 - 1:19)

6th Period 7th grade - 1:23 - 2:10

7th Period Advisory  7th grade - 2:14 - 2:44

8th Period 7th grade - 2:48 - 3:35

Tutorials - 8:00 - 8:15 am and 3:35 - 4:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays

EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE

1st Period 8th grade - 8:20 - 8:58

2nd Period 8th grade - 9:02 - 9:43

3rd Period 8th grade -  9:47 - 10:25

4th Period - Conference - 10:29 - 11:07

6th Period 7th grade - 11:11 - 11:49

5th Period 7th grade - 11:53 - 1:23 (A lunch 11:53 - 12:23 / B lunch 12:23 - 12:53 / C lunch 12:53 - 1:23)

7th Period Advisory  NO CLASS

8th Period 7th grade - 1:27 - 2:05

 

 

How about a science joke?
Did you hear Oxygen and Potassium went on an outing? It went OK.
What? I heard Oxygen left with Magnesium! OMg!!! 

Two atoms bump into each other.One says "I think I lost an electron!" The other asks, "Are you sure?", to which the first replies, "I'm positive!" 

A Neutron walked into a store and asked "How much for this atom?" The clerk replied "For you, NO CHARGE"! 

Don't take a GNEISS rock for GRANITE!

 

Do you know a good science joke? If so, email me or write it down and bring it to class and I will put it on this page!! 

 

 

Open House

ORMS PTA/OPEN HOUSE ON TUESDAY, 9/4/2018:

Open House for the 2018-19 school year

5:30pm GT and ESL Meetings

6:pm PTA Meeting

6:15pm Open house. Parents may visit their childs classroom teachers as we ring bells to move classes as the daily schedule shows.

All Pros Dads

Friday 9/7/18 Flyer - All Pros Dads

 

Science Fest

Science Fest is scheduled for October 7, 2018 from 3-6 pm in the covered parking lot located at:

New Braunfels Farmers Market Grounds

186 South Castell Avenue

New Braunfels, 78130

Monday Mail

Please send tissues and paper towels to class!  So many colds and allergies cause us to go through several boxes of tissue a day. Labs always require paper towels.

Parents a reminder that medication should NEVER be sent to school with a student, even if it is over-the-counter. If you have questions, please contact our nurse, Allyson Goodpasture, at 830-627-6405.

Please email me with your student's name before I accept you in the iTunesU course.  This is a safety precaution.

7th grade iTunes course code: EKY-PMF-MLF

8th grade iTunes course code: EBH-YNT-LJH

  • Monday 4/8/19

    8th Grade: Plate Boundaries and Features Notes (.PPT)

    7th Grade: Groundwater and Watersheds Pollution

    Tuesday 4/9/19 STAAR Testing 7th Grade Writing and 8th Grade Math (periods 6,7 & 8 only today)

    8th Grade: No class due to testing

    7th Grade: STAAR Testing 7th Grade Writing and 8th Grade Math 

    Wednesday 4/10/19 STAAR Testing 8th Grade Reading (periods 6,7 & 8 only today)

    8th Grade: No class due to testing

    7th Grade: Groundwater and Watershed Investigations / Review for Groundwater and Watersheds Test

    Thursday 4/11/19

    8th Grade: Plot Volcanoes, Trenches, Mid-ocean ridge and Mountains

    7th Grade: Test

    Friday 4/12/19

    8th Grade: Plate Tectonics Map Analysis and Diagrams

    7th Grade: Meeting Basic Needs in Space

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious! - Albert Einstein
Check out my Teacherpages Weblink at www.teacherpage.com/jshuemate/
for more fun sites on Useful Links!

After leaving this site, any links or further searches are the sole responsibility of the user. Care must be taken when performing Internet searches.

PARENTAL SUPERVISION RECOMMENDED FOR ALL INTERNET RESEARCH.

I hope you have some fun while you are learning!

ABC News - Tech This Out
abcnews.go.com/technology

Amelia Write Again
www.funbrain.com/books/ameliawritesagain/book.html
Amelia's has a blank new notebook to fill with words and drawings! Similar to your "Data Log Books".

Animal Planet
www.animalplanet.com/

BBC News Science and Environment
www.bbc.com/news/science_and_environment/

Bill Nye the Science Guy
www.billnye.com/
Nye Labs Online

CBS News Tech
www.cbsnews.com/tech/


Catastrophic Events - INETRACTIVE HURRICANE & TORNADO SIMULATOR
www.geosociety.org/educate/resources/i_weather.htm
Examples of its capability to detect fronts, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and winter storms are shown. Post a comment on the BLOG and let others know you played and your opinion of this site.

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS - Stop Disasters Game
www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/playgame.html
Natural disasters affect millions of people each year. Help reduce the effects of these disasters by understanding the risks and constructing a safer environment.
You must assess the disaster risk and try to limit the damage when natural hazards strike.

Catastrophic Events - The Scholastic Interactive Weather Maker
www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/
Interested in Meteorology ? Check out this Flash program where you decide the weather for a day. Variables that can be manipulated include the relative humidity and the temperatures at the equator and poles. The site links into a Weather Watch page which increases student knowledge in the atmospheric sciences by giving lessons on cloud observations, weather forecasting, and the use of weather instruments.

Catastrophic Events - Hurricanes
environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/forces-of-nature.html?section=h
Visit this National Geographic Website to complete your Hurricane Webquest project

Catastrophic Events - Tornadoes
environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/forces-of-nature.html?section=t
Visit the National Geographic Site to complete your webquest project

Catastrophic Events - Volcanoes
environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/forces-of-nature.html?section=v
Visit the National Geographic site to complete your Volcano Webquest project

Catastrophic Events Games
www.fema.gov/kids/
You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid. And don't forget to learn about FEMA. An amazing array of weather games await you at FEMA

CHEM4KIDS
www.chem4kids.com/
Basic chemistry information for everyone.

Clip Art
school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/index.html
Discovery Education is a great site for school related clipart...but also contains quiz and puzzlemakers! Also view the Microsoft Clipart Gallery.
office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us

Current Sky Information www.cfa.harvard.edu/pao/skyreport//index.html
A guide for sky watchers

Density Video on YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfgm2k-dHiI

Discovery Education
www.discoveryeducation.com

Login: oakrun
Password: unicorn

Division with decimals practice
www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L6GL.html

DOGO News
www.dogonews.com/

Extreme Science
www.extremescience.com/
Fun Stuff!

Food Webs
www.gould.edu.au/foodwebs/kids_web.htm
Create a Food Web.

Fun Brain
www.funbrain.com/
This is a great site for kids to play on!

Fun Things
users.tellurian.com/teach/fun.html

Graduated Cylinder practice
www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=157674

How Toons
www.howtoons.com/
Cartoons that show "how to" build things.

Kids Excellent Web Links
users.tellurian.com/teach/

Jefferson Lab Science Eduation
education.jlab.org/index.html
Line of Best Fit
mathbits.com/MathBits/TISection/Statistics1/LineFit.htm
A line of best fit (or "trend" line) is a straight line that best represents the data on a scatter plot. Practice!

Mad Science
www.madsci.org/
More fun things to do.

Mars
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
Check out the latest pictures being sent back from Mars by the Rovers.

Mt. St. Helen
www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/
Stay up-to-date on Mt. St. Helens.

Museums
users.tellurian.com/teach/museum.html

Metric Ruler practice
www.math-aids.com/Measurement/Measuring_in_Centimeters.html

National Geographic
www.nationalgeographic.com/

NASA Eclpises & Lunar Phases Site
www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html
Solar & Lunar Eclipses of 2008 - 2010
The following table gives the date and time (Universal Time) of all phases of the Moon for the twenty-five year period 2001-2025.

NASA for Kids
www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html
Fun, Games, Information, World Events

National Geographic for Kids
kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
Games, Videos, Stories, Activities, People & Places

Nature
www.nature.com/

Newton's Laws - Gravity Launch
www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/gravity.html
Adjust the thrust, angle and launch to send a rocket to the moon.

New York Times Science
www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html

Newton's Laws of Motion
teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/
Meet Sir Issac Newton and discover his three laws of motion!

NOVA Science Now
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

ONLINE HOLT EARTH SCIENCE TEXTBOOK
my.hrw.com/index.jsp
To access grades 6 - 8 text books use the following:
username: jshuemate1
password: k8u8a

Periodic Table - Interactive
www.ptable.com/

Podcasting by NASA
www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/diypodcast/index.html
Learn how to make your own Podcast

Popular Science
www.popsci.com/

Quizlet
quizlet.com/
Study Vocabulary for any Subject.

Scientific American
www.scientificamerican.com/

Science Channel
www.sciencechannel.com/

Science Daily
www.sciencedaily.com/

Science Fair Projects
www.super-science-fair-projects.com/8th-grade-science-fair-projects.html

Science News
www.sciencenews.org/

Science Magazine
www.sciencemag.org/

Science News for Kids
student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

Science for Kids
www.eurekalert.org/scienceforkids/

Science Toys
scitoys.com/
Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles.

Sixty Second Science
www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/60-second-science/

Technology and Science on NBC News
www.nbcnews.com/tech


The Dynamic Periodic Table of Elements
www.ptable.com/
Includes information such as: properties, orbitals, isotopes, series, names, and electron levels

The Periodic Table & Element Facts
chemistry.about.com/od/periodictableelements/Periodic_Table_The_Elements.htm
Get facts for the elements. You'll find information about the chemical and physical properties of all of the elements, periodic tables, element games & quizzes, tables of data, and element articles

The Periodic Table of Elements
www.chemicool.com/
Chemistry Periodic table and more.

The Periodic Table of Elements Game
www.mrnussbaum.com/table.htm
Score points by "Setting the Periodic Table". Locate the listed element in a timed session!

The Photographic Periodic Table of Elements
www.periodictable.com/
Click onto any element to see hundreds pictures, stories, and facts!

The Science Spot / Kids Zone
www.sciencespot.net/Pages/kidzone.html
Information, fun, games
Topics/ideas/activities for project

Windows to the Universe
www.windows2universe.org/
This website will be helpful when looking for a topic for their scientific inquiry project.

Time Science and Space
time.com/science/

Triple Beam Balance practice
www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=GCH202

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