Potential and Kinetic Energy!

Beginning this week we are going to learn about different forms of energy starting with kinetic and potential energy.

Kinetic energy is the energy of motion.  The faster an object moves, the more kinetic energy it ihas.

Potential energy is stored energy, or energy that an object has due to its position.

Explore these types of energy by designing a roller coaster!

Directions:

  • Decide the height and shape of the first hill
  • Deside the height of the second hill
  • Choose a loop design

 

Comment time!

What decisions did you make while designing your roller coaster?  Why?

Did your coaster pass inspection?

 

 

Order of Operations Game

Game time!

Order Ops – Use your order of operation skills to save seven members of the royal family from permanent imprisonment. Choose your protagonists and build stairways leading to the secret cells of the captives as you complete each problem one step at a time. You will build a new step each time you successfully complete part of the problem until you save one of the royals.

Order of Operations Connect Four  Choose TIME LIMIT: no limit   DIFFICULTY: Whole numbers only PROBLEM TYPES: whatever you’d like!

Test Alert!!!

Topic 7

Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers and Decimals: Study Guide

Test Date: February 10, 2012

 

To help your child prepare at home for our upcoming test there are several problems listed below that can be completed.  Completion of the study guide is optional, but it is a great way for students to practice good study habits!*

Topics 7 study guide modified

Topics 7 study guide

* Complete Study Guide = +5 points on test

* Completion of Study Guide= opportunity to re-take the test. 

* The study guide will be collected just before taking the test. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Let’s Stomp Out Bullying!

No Name Calling Day – January 25, 2012

Join Us to Black Out Bullying at the McKinley

In honor of No Name Calling Day on January 25th, we are asking youth to participate in our initiative, Black Out Bullying, by wearing black and signing a pledge to take a stand against bullying and name calling. Bullying is an important issue, and this is an opportunity for us to begin a culture change. It is our hope that this event will be a stepping stone for making progress towards curbing violence within the Commonwealth.


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What’s the matter?

In science this week we will begin discussing the three types of matter: solids, liquids, and gases.  Check this video out to watch how glass changes from a solid to liquid and back!  So cool!

 

 

 

Comment time!

How did the glass change from a solid to a liquid?  How did it change back to a solid?

Test Alert!!!

Topics 4 and 5

Multiples, Factors, Primes, and Composite: Test Date: January 18, 2012

To help your child prepare at home for our upcoming test there are several problems listed in the links below. Completion of the study guide is optional, but it is a great way for students to practice good study habits!*

The links below will bring you to the study guide students received Friday, January 6th.

Topic 4 Factor and Multiple Practice Packet

Topics 4 Factors Study Guide (Modified Version)

Topics 4 Factors Study Guide (Regular Ed.)

Students and families should also take advantage of the games posted on January 9th as a way to study together.

Happy Studying!

Miss Caponigro

*Completion of the study guide will allow students the opportunity to re-take the test. The study guide will be collected just before taking the test. NO EXCEPTIONS.