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Rockets Intro

Hi Folks!,
Please make sure that you complete your top portion of your handout from today.  We will begin designing our prototypes tomorrow!
 
Have a wonderful day,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, April 14 2:23 PM

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Journals Due

Hi Folks!,
Your journals are due, in their entirety, on Friday at noon.  You've got this!
 
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, March 29 2:19 PM

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Journals

Your final journals are due (in their entirety) on Friday!  You've got this!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, March 31 11:22 AM

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Journal Day 4

Hi 8th Grade!,
Your Journal Day 4 will be your homework/asynchronous day assignment so you will have time tomorrow to make your journals look Beautiful, neat, and complete.
 
Enjoy your day tomorrow, and I will see you on Monday!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, March 18 2:29 PM

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Journal Day 3

Please complete your Day 3 Journal. 
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, March 16 12:34 PM

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Journal: Day 1

Hi folks, NO HOMEWORK tonight, but be prepared for your Day 1 Journal Tomorrow.  Great first day of building!
Thank you and see you soon,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, March 8 12:34 PM

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Roller Coaster Journals

Please have your Roller Coaster journals ready to go for Monday!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, March 5 11:44 AM

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Quiz/Journals

Hi Folks!,
Your quiz is tomorrow (Newton's Laws) and you need to have your journal complete by Monday (you do NOT need to add anything in it; just have it constructed).
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, March 4 5:06 PM

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Exploration 4 and Quiz

Greetings my 8th Grade Peoples,
 
You have your Exploration 4 due tomorrow (Thursday), and you have your Newton's Laws QUIZ (HMH) on Friday!  Also, remember that Thursday is FREE DRESS!! Super sweet!
See you soon,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, March 3 9:58 AM

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Exploration 2

Hi Folks!,
Please complete your Exploration 2 in HMH tonight (on Newton's 1st Law).  Thank you,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, February 25 2:24 PM

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Domino Dash

Hi Folks,
Please complete your "Domino Dash" lab for Monday.  Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, February 19 1:51 PM

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The Sky is Falling, Gravity/Friction Quiz

Hi Wonderful People!,
 
Two things: 1) Your "The Sky is Falling!" egg drop lab is due tomorrow (Thursday) at the beginning of class, and your big, end-of-lesson quiz is on Thursday as well.  I tasked you with the "Lesson Self-Check" assignment; I highly encourage you to complete this to prepare for your quiz.  Please study! 
~Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, February 10 9:27 AM

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Virtual Lab

Virtual Lab from today due Monday!
Have a great weekend!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, January 29 4:03 PM

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Exploration 3

Hi Folks!,
Please remember a) tomorrow is Spirit Day (what what!), and b) please complete your Exploration 3 prior to tomorrow.  
See you then!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, January 28 1:43 PM

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Friction Factor Lab

Hi Folks!,
Your "Friction Factor" lab from today is due tomorrow!  Thank you!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, January 25 12:27 PM

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Gravity and Friction: Exploration 1

Hi Everyone,
Your Exploration 1 is due tomorrow.  Please remember that we have quite a few HMH explorations we need to take care of this week.  Thank you!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Sunday, January 24 3:11 PM

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Friction in the Real World

Hi Folks!,
Please complete your "Friction in the Real World" investigation before class tomorrow.  Please put this into the drop box.  Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, January 21 1:43 PM

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Zero Gravity

Hi Everyone!,
Please get your "Zero Gravity" lab in my Thursday!  Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, January 19 1:52 PM

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Graphing Activity

Hi Everyone!,
Please have your "Play Ball" Graphing Activity completed for tomorrow.  I want you to take a screenshot and add it to your notebook (use the "snipping tool" on your PC) AND print it out (write your name on the front) and tape it to the cabinets in the back of the classroom. 
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, January 11 11:22 AM

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Play Ball!

Hello 8th Grade! 
Please have your "Play Ball" questions 100,000,000% completed by the beginning of class on Monday.  We will be completing a Graphing Assignment with our data.
Also, Good Luck on Monday, Oliver!
Last, but not least, Go Hawks!!
Have the Absolute Best Weekend Ever,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, January 8 1:40 PM

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Law of Conservation of Energy Quiz

Study for your quiz from today's energy presentation.  You've got this!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, January 5 9:50 PM

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Force/Acceleration Lab

Hi 8th Grade!,
Please be sure to complete the Force/Acceleration lab prior to Thursday (you do NOT have to complete the graph for this lab... but be ready, there's a big one coming up!).
Thank you and have a wonderful time at the Christmas Store!  Thank you for helping your school!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, December 15 2:18 PM

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Free-Body Diagrams: MS Teams

Hi Folks! ONE MORE WEEK before break! Wow!
For homework: Please complete the MS Teams assignment on Free-Body Diagrams that we worked on today.  You guys have made me So proud this week; you have learned a new science skill that can be very challenging!  See you Monday!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, December 11 3:14 PM

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Two Examples, Teams Website

Hi Folks!,
Please complete your TWO examples (you're creating these from your head... you must have a minimum of THREE forces in each example).  Also, please visit the website that I added to the homepage of the 8th Science Team.  You Absolutely need to go to the website and work through it!  Easy, easy, easy!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, December 10 1:34 PM

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Two Assignments

Hi Wonderful 8th Graders!
Please, for tonight, complete the following: Unit 1 Pretest (NOT for a grade, so don't stress!) and Exploration 1.  Tomorrow we will be in our Classroom Notebooks.  I Can't Wait for tomorrow's lesson!!!
See you soon,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, December 7 1:34 PM

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Virtual Lab, Interactive Review

Hi Folks!
For homework: please complete/finish your Virtual Lab on "Altering Planets."  In addition, be sure to complete your Interactive Review to help you prepare for your FINAL QUIZ of the trimester that will be on Thursday.
ALSO: Please bring money for the Food Drive donations! Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, December 1 2:28 PM

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Exploration 3

Hi Folks! Finish up your Really easy Exploration 3!  You've got this!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, November 20 3:50 PM

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Exploration 2 and NASA Climate Time Machine

Hi Folks!,
Two assignments for tomorrow: Exploration 2 and the NASA Climate Time Machine!  
Thanks for being awesome!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, November 19 1:40 PM

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Quiz, Exploration 1

Hi Folks,

As a reminder: your homework for tonight is to complete Exploration 1 (the exploration that we began yesterday that contains your lab).  Also you should finish (before the end of study hall) your quiz if you haven’t already done so. 

You guys rock.  Thank you,

Mr. L

Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, November 17 1:17 PM

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Quiz

Dear Amazing 8th Graders,

Here is your homework: ALL I want you to do tonight is STUDY for your Lesson Quiz on Natural Resources.  I have tasked you with an OPTIONAL “Lesson Self Check” that will Help you prepare for your quiz (you do Not have to do this, but if you don’t do well I will be checking to see if you completed this or not). 

TOMORROW in class we will finish Exploration 1 (the one you started on today that contains your lab; you will also finish the lab questions tomorrow in class).  So, again, ONLY STUDY tonight! 
let me know if you have any questions,

Mr. L

Created by Tim Langston: Monday, November 16 5:00 PM

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Explorations 2 and 3

Hi Folks! Please finish your Explorations 2 and 3 prior to Monday (I'm sure you probably finished this during study hall, but just make sure it's finished by Monday).
 
Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, November 12 9:53 AM

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Exploration 1: Natural Resources

Hi Folks!,
Complete the Exploration 1 in HMH on Natural Resources.  Quiz over Unit One (Explorations 1, 2, and 3) on Tuesday!  Thank you! Have a great day!
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, November 12 2:00 PM

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Avalanches and Friction Lab Due Monday

Hi Folks,
Your Avalanches and Friction Lab is due Monday!  The questions shouldn't take you more than 10-15 minutes; you've got this!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, November 6 1:50 PM

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Mapping Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Your "Mapping Earthquakes and Volcanoes Lab" is due on FRIDAY!  Thank you!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, November 3 1:56 PM

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Lesson 2 Quiz, Exploration 3

Good Afternoon 8th Grade!,
 
You have two assignments for homework: 1) STUDY for your Lesson 2 Quiz tomorrow (10 points).  2) Complete your Exploration 3 for tomorrow. 
As always, email me with any questions.  I hope you have a really awesome end to your day.
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, October 29 2:27 PM

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Quiz Friday, Interactive HMH Investigation, Classroom Notebook Assignment

Hi 8th Grade,
Lots of updates: First, you have a Formative Quiz on Friday (10 question HMH quiz) that covers our Explorations from this week.  Next, you have a "virtual lab" that is due from HMH as well.  Finally, you have your Classroom Notebook activity on the formation of hurricanes.  You have until Thursday to get this in, but Please Do Not Procrastinate!  Get this stuff in as soon as possible!
Have the best day ever,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, October 27 1:58 PM

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Explorations 1 & 2

Complete Explorations 1 & 2 (minus the "hands-on lab" section).  Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, October 26 11:03 AM

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MS Teams Tornado Notebook, QUIZ Tomorrow

Hi Folks!,
TWO items for tomorrow: 1) please finish your classroom notebook on tornadoes, and 2) study for your HMH QUIZ tomorrow!
Have the best day ever,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, October 22 3:24 PM

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HmH for Thursday

Hi Folks! This will look like a bit of work, but it should be about 25 minutes worth (total).
1. Exploration 3 (all parts)
2. Take it Further ("Cost of Natural Disasters" only)
3. Lesson Self Check ("Can You Explain It?")
4. QUIZ on FRIDAY
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, October 20 11:38 AM

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Explorations 1 & 2, Discussion Point

For homework, please complete Explorations 1 and 2 (this should take you approximately 20-25 minutes).  Please pay especially close attention to the "Engineer It" section of Exploration 2 (the questions regarding the construction of the hotel) so that we can discuss these tomorrow.  Friendly reminder: work completed in your explorations should always be 8th grade quality (using complete sentences that are thoughtful and answer all parts of the questions).  You are responsible for your homework in HMH and it is vital that you stay on top of your explorations.  Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, October 19 2:03 PM

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Asynchronous Learning

Hi Folks!,
You do Not have any homework from today (Thursday), but you will have your Asynchronous learning activity that will be due tomorrow at 3:30 (it will release to you to complete in teams tomorrow morning).
Have a wonderful afternoon! Enjoy the weather!
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, October 8 2:23 PM

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It's Not Fair!

Please complete the "It's Not Fair" Fair Test practice assignment that is in your notebook.  Email me with any questions! Good luck!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, October 6 1:27 PM

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SpongeBob Experimental Design

For Homework complete the three problems: Marshmallow Muscles, SpongeBob Clean Pants, and Microwave Miracle.  This should take you about 10 minutes total.  Good luck!
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, October 5 12:14 PM

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This Weekend

Hello Wonderful Middle School Students,
Thank you for a great week of class.  Even though we are just getting the year started, I've seen some amazing growth in each of my classes so far this year.  For homework I want you to have the Best Weekend Ever, and I want you to be the Change you want to see in the world.  Make a positive impact on someone this weekend and get ready for an amazing week next week!
I believe in you all, and know I'm always here to help!  Thank you for being you,
Mr. Langston 
10/2/2020
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, October 2 1:33 PM

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Variables + Constants Quiz Tomorrow!

You've got this!  Study for your quiz tonight; email me with Any questions!  You're going to do amazing!
-Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, October 1 3:15 PM

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Simpsons Variable Practice

This is due Thursday at the beginning of class.  You've got this!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, September 29 1:46 PM

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Independent, Dependent, & Control Variables + Constants

Hi Folks,
Please complete this assignment in your MS Teams Class Notebook for tomorrow.  This week we will be looking at variables and you will also have a quiz coming up (likely Thursday).
Thanks for a great class today,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, September 28 1:16 PM

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Easy Homework!

Hi Folks,
Thanks again for a great week of science!  You guys really nailed it this week.  Your only homework is to Check PowerSchool Before Monday!  Please just make sure that you know what your current grade is!  
Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, September 25 1:11 PM

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Classwork: Class Notebook Hypothesis Practice

Complete the six practice problems that you have been given. You've got this!  This shouldn't take you long! 
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, September 22 11:29 AM

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Hypothesis Quiz: Due @ 3:00pm Today

You have until 3:00 this afternoon to take your four-question Hypothesis Quiz!  
You are going to knock this out of the park!  Good Luck!  I believe in you!
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, September 24 10:53 AM

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Classwork: Class Notebook Activity

For tomorrow, please create the following:
1) In your MS Teams Class Notebook, replicate the "Steps of the Scientific Method" in a NEW section in your "Class Notes" tab.  Use the actual steps that I showed you (word for word).
2) You must use an image (clipart, photo, etc.) to visually depict each of the steps.
3) That's it!
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, September 21 9:48 AM

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Forest Fires, Present and Future

This is due Thursday at the beginning of class.  This should not take you more than 25ish minutes.  Good luck!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, September 15 9:53 AM

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Picture Walk Activity

By Thursday, you will complete a "Picture Walk" presentation that will detail your life over the last few months.  You must include a bare minimum of four pictures!  I want to hear all about your life over the last few months!  We will present these on Thursday and, possibly, Friday.  Have fun!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, September 8 9:45 AM