Mrs. Riethmeier

Middle School Science Room 702

10/13 – Breaking news for 7th grade parents! ELC forms were due October 5. Please turn these forms in as soon as possible.

Welcome to the science homepage of Epiphany Catholic School.  Please see each tab for information and messages for your specific grade level. If you would like to see the grades for your child, please check Cornerstone. Check out the general information tab for items pertinent to all grade levels.

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9/15 –  Next week begins our standardized testing. Please be sure your children are getting a good night’s sleep!

You can find all grades and assignments on Cornerstone. Click here for the link!  https://www.cornerstonesms.com/cornerstone/

Accessing our science curriculum online is simple! Follow these directions to find the text, an audio version, and interactive lessons. Please be advised that students have not yet been given their username and password for the 2017-2018 school year.

1. Go to www-k6.thinkcentral.com.
2. Select your state, district (Archdioc StPaul-mnpls Ed Off), and school (Epiphany School, Coon Rapids) from the dropdown menus.
3. Enter your user name and password (given to you in class).
4. Click Login.

5. Go to My Library

6. Click on “Science” at the bottom left side of the page

-If you select “Electronic Student Edition” for the Module you are working on, you will find the electronic copy of the text.

-If you select “Audio Selection Screen” for the Module you are working on, you will find an audio of the text.

-If you select “ScienceFusion Student Access English Module” for the Module you are working on, you will find the text and some other resources.

Welcome to Eighth Grade Science!  Click here for a link to the syllabus and class expectations that students were given on the first day of school. 8th grade syllabus and classroom expectations 2017  Image result for inside layers of the earth

10/13 – The 8th Graders have a quiz on Monday over physical and chemical weathering. Here are the notes for them to study! 8th Dynamic Earth Unit 1 Lesson 1 and 2 notes. The quiz is over JUST the weathering notes (lesson 2) not the notes from lesson 1.

 

10/7 – The 8th grade trip to Minnehaha Falls was a great success, and gave students an excellent experience of seeing the geology of the Twin Cities up close. Next week we continue our study of weathering and erosion, and the geology of Minnesota. THere are no tests or quizzes planned for next week.

9/22 – We had a great week as 8th grade scientists!  Students are learning about the different spheres of the earth, and how matter cycles and energy flows through them. They will have a big quiz on Tuesday, and then we are going on a field trip on Wednesday (see above.)

See below for some pics from our lab this week. Here, our 8th grade scientists are trying to determine what type of sediment makes up the three major types of rocks in the Twin Cities: limestone, sandstone and shale. Students made visual and tactile observations, then tested each sample with vinegar to look for the characteristic “fizzing” of calcium carbonate (which makes up the limestone.)

 

 

9/22 – Eighth graders explored the different spheres of the earth and how they interact. They also played a game to model the cycling of matter. Next week they will look more closely at these biogeochmical cycles. The notes for this section are here: 8th Dynamic Earth Unit 1 Lesson 1 and 2 notes

9/15 – The 8th graders have finished up their introduction to metric measurement, and next week will study the earth’s spheres and the layers of the earth.

9/8 – Next week 8th graders will continue their study of metric measurement. They will have a quiz on Wednesday and vocabulary to complete over next weekend. The notes for the measurement unit are here: 6th and 8th metric measurement  and the notes for finding percentage error are here:  8th Ch 1 Percentage Error

Welcome to Seventh Grade Science!  Click here for a link to the syllabus and class expectations that students were given on the first day of school.  7th grade syllabus and classroom expectations 2017    Image result for life science

10/15 – We are getting ready for ELC this week! No tests or quizzes.

10/6 -The 7th graders are deep in their study of Ecology this week. Please get the ELC forms in as soon as possible!

9/29 -This week the 7th graders finished up their unit on measurement and SI units with a lab in PE using the new fitness trackers! They took a quiz today and next week will begin a unit on Ecology.

9/22 -The 7th graders got to use some of the lab measuring devices to explore density this week.  Enjoy the pics from their lab!

9/15 – The 7th graders continue studying data analysis and measurement next week. There are no tests or quizzes planned.

Today, the students received their information about Wolf Ridge. It was great to see so many of you at the meeting last week. If you were not at the meeting, please look for the forms that were brought home today. Please email me with any questions about Wolf Ridge!

9/8 – The 7th graders had a great first week! Next week we will study data analysis and measurement. Students will do a lab on Thursday. Remember that a parent of each 7th grader will must be at the Wolf Ridge ELC meeting on Wednesday. You should have received a letter about this meeting from your child. I have attached an extra copy of the letter; please sign the bottom and return it to me, if you haven’t already. ELC PARENT MEETING LETTER 2017

Welcome to Sixth Grade Science!  Click here for a link to the syllabus and class expectations that students were given on the first day of school.  6th grade syllabus and classroom expectations 2017   Image result for physical science

10/13 – Next week we will start learning about the Particle Theory of Matter. No tests or quizzes are planned.

10/6 – We did not get to our quiz this last week, but we will have one next week! Thursday or Friday is our quiz date, where we will asses our understanding of physical and chemical properties and changes.

9/29 – We continue our study of matter in the 6th grade by learning about physical and chemical changes. The 6th graders will have a quiz on Thursday. The notes for this section are here. 6th Matter and Energy U1L3 – Physical and Chemical Changes NOTES

9/22 -The 6th graders had fun exploring physical and chemical properties this week. Next week we will continue our study of matter. The notes for this lesson are here.  6th Matter and Energy U1 L2 – Properties of Matter NOTES Enjoy some of the photos from our lab this week!

9/15 – Next week 6th graders will continue their study of matter and measurement, or “the stuff that stuff is made of, and how we measure that stuff.”  There are no tests or quizzes planned fo r next week. Students do have a vocabulary assignment that should be completed over the weekend.

9/8 – The 6th graders had a great start to Middle School! Next week we will continue to study metric measurement. Students will have a quiz on Friday and will have a lab to do during the week. The notes for this section, which students can use for their quiz, are here – 6th and 8th metric measurement

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  1. Becky Riethmeier (old)

    Updated for the week of 10/16-10/17

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