Here is an electronic copy of the Review Sheet

Some other things that you might find helpful in preparing for the test:

Notes:

Electromagnetic Spectrum Notes

Sounds Notes

Wave Interactions Notes

Waves Properties Notes

Games:

Jeopardy Review Game

Waves Hangman

Waves Matching Game

Practice:

Practice Test

Study Guide

Electromagnetic Spectrum Webquest:  Use the links below along with your notes to answer the following questions.

On a separate sheet of paper:

Use for questions #1 – 6:  http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html

1) What is the electromagnetic spectrum?

2) What is radiation?

3) Describe each of the following:

a) visible light

b) microwaves

c) gamma rays

d) infared rays

e) ultraviolet light

f) x-rays

g) radio waves

4) What is the order of the electromagnetic spectrum from highest to lowest energy?

5) For visible light, what is the order of the colors?

6) For visible light, which has the shortest wavelength?  Which has the longest wavelength?

Use for questions 7 – 10:  http://www.lbl.gov/MicroWorlds/ALSTool/EMSpec/EMSpec2.html

7) What kind of electromagnetic radiation has the shortest wavelength?  the longest?

8) What kind of electromagnetic radiation could be used to “see” molecules or a cold virus? Explain your reasoning.

9) Why can’t you use visible light to “see” molecules?

10) Some insects, like bees, can see light of shorter wavelengths than humans can see.  What kind of radiation do you think a bee sees?  Explain your reasoning.

Our final project of the semester is to create a children’s story book using information about the 6 land biomes.  Below you can find the

Project Description

Pacing Guide

Rubric

The project is due by the beginning of the day on Monday, June 2nd.  Students who have not completed their book will not attend the field trip to read books to the first grade students at Gilles-Sweet.

Students who wish to improve their scores on the Forces and Motion Test can submit test corrections.

For multiple choice questions, list the question number, the correct answer, and the reason why this is the correct answer, stated in a complete sentence.

For short answer and essay questions, be sure to completely answer the questions (include all parts for the problem solving questions) for full credit.

Test corrections will earn students half credit for any question missed on the test.  For example, a student that got 60/100 can earn up to 20 points for correcting all missed questions.  (You cannot get credit for correcting the bonus question.)  Must return original test AND corrections by Friday, May 23rd.

Original Test Questions - 8th Gr MFE Ch 1-2 Tests

Original point values for questions (corrections earn half):

  • Multiple Choice – 3 points each
  • Short Answer questions 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 13 – 4 points each
  • Short Answer questions 10 and 12 – 8 points each
  • Essays question 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19 – 8 points each
  • Essay question 16 – 5 points

Be sure to find the correct test ID for the Multiple Choice Questions.

Students who wish to improve their scores on the Ecosystems test can submit test corrections.

For multiple choice questions, list the question number, the correct answer, and the reason why this is the correct answer, stated in a complete sentence.

For short answer and essay questions, be sure to completely answer the questions using complete sentences for full credit.

Test corrections will earn students half credit for any question missed on the test.  For example, a student that got 60/100 can earn up to 20 points for correcting all missed questions.  Must return original test AND corrections by Friday, May 23rd.

7th Grade ES CH 1 Tests - original test questions

Create and perform a song that describes Newton’s three laws of motion.

You need to turn in the lyrics and/or  have the song posted on Edmodo (your YouTube video can be a live performance or audio and lyrics, like the Mr. Parr videos we watch in class).  You will receive 50 points of extra credit for the lyrics and 50 additional points for the performance.

Due Monday, June 2nd.

Below you will find links and assignments to help you prepare for Honor Biology in 9th grade.  Any 8th grade student who is planning to take Honors Biology in the fall is encouraged to complete some or all of these assignments in preparation for this class. You will get 20 points of extra credit for each of the assignments completed. This is due Monday, June 2nd.

Task #1:  Read about an Introduction to Matter and answer the questions at the end of the presentation.

Task #2:  Read about the Structure of an Atom and complete the two activities within the presentation.

Task #3: Print the Periodic Table and the use the Presentation and accompanying worksheet to complete this task.

Task #4:  Read about Electron Dot Structures, copy down the number of valence electrons onto your periodic table from Task #3 and complete the assessment at the end.

Task #5:  Read about Ionic and Covalent Bonds, complete the worksheet that goes with this presentation.  You may want to watch the video for help.  Check your work using the key.

Task #6: Watch the video on Balancing Chemical Equations, complete the examples during the video.  Click on this link after the video to complete the activities.  Print your completed activity to turn in.

Find a news article (newspaper, magazine, online, etc) that was written within the past 3 years that discusses changes in a plant or animal population.  Read the article and write a one page summary of what you learned.  Some possible topics include honeybees, ash trees, Asian carp, polar bears or any others you can find.  The summary should address the following points:

  • What population is changing?
  • Is the population increasing or decreasing?
  • Does the writer seem to think this is a good thing or bad thing?
  • What type of ecosystem/habitat does this organism live in?
  • What are the biotic and abiotic factors that may be causing the change?
  • Describe at least one type of relationship that this organism has with another organism within its community.

You must turn in your written summary AND the article that you have summarized.  If your article was found online, print it out.  If it is a printed source, you may turn in the original or a copy.

Worth up to 30 points of extra credit.  You may complete up to 3 article summaries (up to 90 points ).  Due Monday, June 2nd.

 

Worksheet:ES Symbiotic Relationships Activity

Using this video and your notes, fill in the symbiotic relationships concept map.

Symbiotic Relationships Video 

Fill in the Chart using the following videos:

Tiger Grouper and Cleaner Gobies Video (Video #1)

Ticks and Moose Video (Video #2)

Clown Fish and Anemone Video (Video #3)

Acacia Tree and Ants Video (Video #4)

Strangler Fig and Rainforest Trees Video (Video #5)

OAA #2 Review Sections – UPDATED

Note: I have decided to change this assignment so that everyone is working on the same thing (unlike the OAA #1 Review Sections).

Buckle Down Books – p. 150-173.  The lab sections are not required, but can be completed for extra credit.  Bring this to your Math OAA test on Tuesday – you can work on it if you have time after taking the test.

AND

Two additional Study Island sections – posted as OAA #3.  As usual, answer at least 10 questions per section.  A blue ribbon earns you full credit.  Completion of at least 10 questions and 50% or over correct earns partial credit.

Assignments are due before you take the Science OAA on Thursday – so either turn in BD books on Wednesday or bring them to me before the test on Thursday.

Optional:  10 points of extra credit is available for completing the “Explore It Yourself” and “What Does It Mean” on p. 170-171.  See me if you need materials to complete.

There will be a special activity in class on Friday for everyone who has completed all of the OAA prep assignments (3 sections in Study Island, 2 Buckledown Assignments, and their 2 assigned sections of review from OAA#1).

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