Wednesday, May 27, 2009


If you're recording a song or narrative, here's a link to software called Audacity. It's free and legal and very popular. If you want to try to remove the vocals check out this youtube clip. It really only works sometimes. Your best bet is to find and download the instrumental track to a song.

Remember, the project is due on Wednesday, June 3.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Testing is almost done, time for your final project

Only one more day of testing. You've worked hard and we're down to less than a month of school.

Monday I'm assigning your final project and it's called....Create Your Own Project.

Briefly: Create, design, make, build anything that shows your knowledge of 8th grade science. Your grade will be based on the level of knowledge you choose to represent. Check back later examples.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Clara and Abigail

Hi everyone,

Here's a pic of my new daughter, Clara, and her big sister, Abigail. See you next week!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Balancing equations

If you would like to demonstrate 4.0 level knowledge for the Periodic Table you will need to know how to balance equations. If you still need help, this website is really good. It has really helpful practice problems at the bottom.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Topic - Periodic Table

We have a new topic - the Periodic Table. For a list of what we're learning check the wiki. Here's a link to a website that has videos on each element. It's called the Periodic Table of Videos.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Trimester ends Friday!

This week is your last chance to bring up your scores for our three topics for this trimester. The three topics were Forces and Newton's Laws, Floating and Sinking, and Atoms.

If you wish to bring up your scores, the easiest thing to do is to check the document named trimester2summary.doc on the wiki page. It will list what standards you should learn to achieve certain scores. It also has a list of sample questions. It's never too late to earn the grade you want.

Acids and bases

Your goal for this section is to be able to tell the difference between an acid and base. In class, we used pH paper to find the pH of different mystery liquids. From there, we matched the pH of the mystery liquids to the pH of known liquids, like vinegar and ammonia.