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Log #2

Hi 8th Grade,
Remember that tomorrow during recess I will be available if you want to work on your rockets.  Your Log #2 is also due tomorrow; please come prepared.  You should ALSO make sure that last night's assignment (I sent this out in an email) is finished.
 
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, June 1 2:00 PM

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Journals

Your journals must, must, must be turned in tomorrow.  I will start entering journal grades into the gradebook ASAP... With or without youuuuuuu.
Love,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, May 26 3:41 PM

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Day 4

Please complete your "Day 4" journal! Please come tomorrow prepared to work hard on your roller-coasters!
-Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, May 17 2:46 PM

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Day 3

Hi Everyone!,
Please complete your "Day 3" Journal this evening.  Easy, easy.  
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, May 16 3:40 PM

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No Homewor

No Homework! OTHER than to do an amazing job at the play! You've got this!
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, May 11 3:03 PM

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Day 1

Hi Folks!,
Complete DAY 1 of your journal tonight: 1) 3-5 sentence paragraph about your group's progress today, 2) build your roller coaster and create the cover, and 3) tell me (in a 5-7 sentence paragraph) about Speed an Velocity.

Have a great afternoon,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, May 9 3:34 PM

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Explorations

Hi Folks,
Please complete the HMH Assignment I emailed you about.  I'll see you tomorrow,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, May 4 10:57 AM

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Article Summary

Hi Folks, 
I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there today.  Your assignment is to make sure you submitted your Article Summary from Monday (I currently have several 0s entered into PowerSchool for that assignment).  See you soon,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, May 3 1:16 PM

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Article

Hi Folks,
Please make sure that your article is submitted on Teams.  It shouldn't take you more than 25 minutes or so.  Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow.
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, May 2 1:30 PM

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Email

Please see the email I sent for your assignments. 
Have a wonderful break!! I love you guys and will see you soon.  Have fun at camp,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, April 14 10:02 AM

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Dance Form

Hi Folks,
Remember to turn your dance form in so you can show off your moves on Friday.
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, March 28 12:35 PM

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Take it Further

EASY, EASY, EASY: Complete the "Gravity and Space Time" portion of the "Take it Further" that I assigned to you today.  This should take you 4-5 minutes!  Thank you for bringing your A-game this week, and we will be starting the EGG DROP at the end of next week!
I love you guys and have a great weekend,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, March 25 1:28 PM

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HMH + Quiz

Please remember to bring in your dance form/money!
Also, make sure your HMH assignments are caught up (I will be putting in a grade for these this week or early next week).  Be sure to complete the latest exploration from last night (#3) and STUDY for your quiz on Friday.  Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, March 23 11:05 AM

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HMH Catch Up

Hi Folks,
Two things:
1) Some of you are behind on HMH right now; you need to ensure that your most recent explorations (particularly the three on Gravity and Friction) are 100% complete.
2) You have your QUIZ on Thursday!  Please study your review notes (the notes that I gave  you today) and you can complete the Optional Lesson Self-Check to help you prepare.
 
Thank you and have a wonderful day! STUDY!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, March 22 1:30 PM

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Explorations

Hi Folks!,
You have two Easssyyyyyy explorations to complete in HMH.  Please omit (don't do) the "Hands-on lab" portions as we will be doing basically the same lab (but better).
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, March 15 11:18 AM

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Marbles Lab

Hi Folks,
Please complete the "You've Lost Your Marbles!" lab prior to tomorrow.
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, March 8 2:29 PM

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MS Teams Feedback

Hi Folks,
Your Only homework tonight is to complete the MS Teams four-question survey.  This must be done prior to tomorrow for EASY points!
 
I believe in you,
Mr. l
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, March 7 11:08 AM

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Binders/Speeches

Hi Folks,
Don't forget: your Binders (100% complete) and your speeches (memorized) are due MONDAY!  You can do it! I believe in you!
-Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, February 25 8:20 AM

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Crunch Time

Hi Folks,
Friendly Reminder: Your 100% complete binders are due on Monday!  Also, you must be ready to present your memorized speech on Monday as well!  I would Love for you to volunteer to present or else I will have to begin volunteering people (helpful hint: the sooner you give your speech, the sooner you can relax and not have to worry about it!).
 
PLEASE let me know how I can help and support!  I believe in you so much!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, February 24 11:29 AM

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Invention Convention

ONLY work on memorizing your speech and finishing your Invention Convention binder!  You've got this!
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, February 23 10:39 AM

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Invention Convention/Quiz

Hi Folks!,
PLEASE study for your quiz tonight: I gave you an Exhaustive study guide, so please take advantage of that.  Hopefully you took great notes. 👀
ALSO: Invention Convention Binders Due 2/28!
Peace,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, February 16 3:24 PM

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Forces and Acceleration Lab

Hi Folks,
Please complete (IN ADDITION to your Invention Convention project) your Forces/Acceleration Lab from today.  The graph is a bit of a challenge, but NOTHING that you can't handle!  Please don't stress over the graph!    You also have a quiz on your Three most recent HMH explorations on Thursday; we'll talk about it tomorrow.  Please be sure to look over those explorations. 
You've got this,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, February 15 2:55 PM

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Invention Convention

You don't have to turn in anything for tomorrow for science, but Your Invention Convention Binders Are Due In TWO Weeks! I believe in you SO much!!
-Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, February 14 1:43 PM

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Virtual Lab

Hi Folks!,
In addition to your Invention Convention, please complete your Virtual Lab.  Remember: eat your frog! Get your Invention Convention done so your next few weeks are Much less stressful.  You can do it!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, February 9 11:28 AM

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Crystals Lab/Invention Convention

Hi Folks!,
Great job today with your crystals burner lab; nicely done.  Your lab handout is due tomorrow (it should take you about three minutes to complete).  Most Importantly, you Invention Convention binder is due February 28th!!  Please do NOT procrastinate or you will end up being very stressed the final week!
 
Thank you,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, February 8 2:48 PM

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Exploration 3

Hi Folks,
In addition to Invention Convention, please get your Exploration 3 done (we will go over notes for this on Monday).
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, February 3 11:18 AM

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Invention Convention

Friendly Reminder: You need to write your Speech and familiarize yourself with it ASAP!  Also, don't forget to look at the rest of the instructions!  Don't procrastinate - please!
 
You've got this,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, February 2 11:05 AM

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Free Body Diagrams

Hi Folks,
Create your two own scenarios on the back page (use AT LEAST two forces... push yourself!).
Most importantly, of course, don't forget about Invention Convention... you have less than four weeks before your binders are due.
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, February 1 2:44 PM

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IC

Yikes, some students are already behind on our HMH Explorations (there are two of them that have been assigned for this module so far).  Everyone needs to check HMH to ensure that you have ALL explorations, particularly the last two, complete.  Progress Reports go home next week!
Also, don't forget that your Invention Convention Binders/Scrapbooks (100% complete) are due in less than a month - 2/28/22.
Have a great afternoon!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, January 31 3:39 PM

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Relax, breathe

You've turned in your proposal, and you should be proud of yourselves.  Please know that I was absolutely beaming with pride all week as I read through proposals and approved them.  
Remember: you have 15 Inventor's Logs to work on, 15 Photo Logs to work on, a Speech to create/memorize, a display board to create, and, most importantly, build the most AMAZING version of your invention that you can.  I have honestly never been so excited for an Invention Convention, and I can't wait to see you all of you shine.  
Make me proud.  I believe in you all so much!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, January 28 2:47 PM

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Invention Convention Design Idea

Greetings Middle School,
 
Please remember that your Invention Convention Design Proposal is due no later than 1/28/22.  This due date is extremely important so please begin working on this step Now.  1) You will sketch your design idea on the template page that I gave you, 2) you will have a parent/guardian sign the portion on the back, and 3) you will type a one page, double-spaced paper (including a heading) answering the questions that I gave you on the back (don't bother writing the answers on the back; those questions are meant as a guide for how to structure your paper). 
 
According to the Invention Convention instructions, "Once you have decided what you are going to build, you are going to create a detailed (and very neat) sketch of how your invention works that should fill up a piece of regular printer/copier paper (no larger!).  In your sketch, all parts, materials, and measurements should be clearly labeled.  In addition, you will staple a typed one page (MLA format) design idea description to your sketch.  Your idea paper will tell me the purpose of your invention, why you chose to build this invention, and how you will build it."
 
I will not look at your submission unless 1, 2, and 3 from above are completed/submitted together.
 
You've got this!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, January 3 12:49 PM

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Invention Convention Design Idea

Greetings MS Students!,

As a reminder, your Invention Convention Project Proposal is due no later than tomorrow at the beginning of class (this applies to the students who have not yet submitted their proposals; 8th graders can email me this).  You must submit the following three items all at one time:  1) sketch your design on the graph paper Very, Very neatly/detailed, 2) type a one page, double-spaced paper Answering the questions on the back in a nice, professional paper, and 3) obtain a signature on the bottom “Parent Signature Section.”  I am attaching the packet to this email in case you can’t find it.  As of right now, all proposals that I have are already entered into PowerSchool so please check the feedback I left you (if there is no score, that means I do not have your proposal).  I believe in each of you So much, and I can’t wait to see you knock this project out of the park! 

Good Luck!,

Mr. Langston

Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, January 27 12:35 PM

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Exp 1/IC

Exploration 1 (tomorrow) and Invention Convention Proposal (due NO LATER than Friday).
Make me proud.  I miss you guys,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, January 25 2:17 PM

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Pre-Test and Unit Opener

Hi 8th Grade,
You have your Unit Opener and the Unit Pre-Test to complete.
Most Importantly: Your Invention Convention idea is due no later than this Friday.  PLEASE Do Not wait to get this in; the sooner you turn it in, the better for you and for me (I strongly encourage you to get this in by Wednesday to be safe).  I believe in each of you So much, and I can't wait to see your projects! Remember I am here to answer any questions you have.  If you use your time wisely, you'll have no problems!
Thank you,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, January 24 12:20 PM

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Tinkercad Homes Due

Hi Folks!, 
Your Tinkercad homes are due tomorrow!  I will show you how to submit these on Teams.
Please remember that you will have your science period tomorrow to work on Invention Convention, so please come prepared to rock and roll; use this time to your advantage!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, January 20 11:16 AM

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Tinkercad Homes

Tinkercad homes due FRIDAY! Have the best afternoon ever! (ALSO you have Friday to work on Invention Convention so please come prepared.)
 
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, January 19 3:44 PM

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Tomorrow: Invention Convention

Hi Everyone,
Please remember that tomorrow you will have a work day for your Invention Convention projects.  Please come prepared to spend your half hour working (Inventor's Logs, Idea Proposal, etc.).  I can't stress this enough: USE YOUR TIME WISELY so be prepared to work tomorrow.
 
Thank you and see you tomorrow,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, January 13 11:34 AM

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Invention Convention Design Idea

Greetings Middle School,
 
Please remember that your Invention Convention Design Proposal is due no later than 1/28/22.  This due date is extremely important so please begin working on this step Now.  1) You will sketch your design idea on the template page that I gave you, 2) you will have a parent/guardian sign the portion on the back, and 3) you will type a one page, double-spaced paper (including a heading) answering the questions that I gave you on the back (don't bother writing the answers on the back; those questions are meant as a guide for how to structure your paper). 
 
According to the Invention Convention instructions, "Once you have decided what you are going to build, you are going to create a detailed (and very neat) sketch of how your invention works that should fill up a piece of regular printer/copier paper (no larger!).  In your sketch, all parts, materials, and measurements should be clearly labeled.  In addition, you will staple a typed one page (MLA format) design idea description to your sketch.  Your idea paper will tell me the purpose of your invention, why you chose to build this invention, and how you will build it."
 
I will not look at your submission unless 1, 2, and 3 from above are completed/submitted together.
 
You've got this!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, January 10 2:45 PM

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Invention Convention Work Day

Be prepared: tomorrow you will have a "work day" to work on your Invention Convention projects; please come prepared to dive in and get your projects going.
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, January 6 11:20 AM

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Electives Forms

Hey there Party People,
 
A friendly reminder that your ELECTIVES FORMS are due TOMORROW!  The Sooner you get the form in (6th and 8th give the forms to Mr. L, 7th to Mrs. Deehr), the more likely you will be placed in the elective of your choice.  I will be placing students in their courses either tomorrow or Friday.
NOTE: Absent students who will Not be at school tomorrow, have a PARENT email me your choices so I know that they have seen your choice for electives.  
 
Thank you and have a wonderful evening,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, January 5 3:20 PM

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Invention Convention Contract

Hi Folks!,
Your "Invention Convention Contract" (last page in the handout) is due on Thursday!  Please get this in as soon as possible :)
 
You rock,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, December 13 1:36 PM

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Halloween Cookie Cutter

Hi Folks,
I'm not OFFICIALLY assigning you homework, but please know that when we come back I am going to give you an additional task so it would be incredibly beneficial for you to be caught up with the following: 
  1. Teddy Bear Button
  2. Diamond Ring
  3. Bat button
  4. Minecraft Party Glasses
  • If you complete all of the above, 
  • PROJECT: Halloween Cookie Cutter
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, November 19 2:41 PM

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Quiz

Study for that quiz tomorrow :) You do NOT need to finish your Earthquakes and Volcanoes mapping lab (you can finish after your quiz tomorrow).
 
Have the best day ever!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, November 9 3:34 PM

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Exploration 3, Take it Further

Hi 8th Grade!  Please complete the: Exploration 3 and the Take it Further (ONLY the Asteroid section).  You have a QUIZ on Wednesday for Lesson 2.
Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, November 8 12:33 PM

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Tracking a Hurricane

Hi Folks!,
Please complete your "Tracking a Hurricane" investigation by Monday!
 
Have a great weekend!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, November 5 1:09 PM

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SciJinks, Virtual Lab

Hi Folks!,
Please complete your Virtual Lab and your "SciJinks" activity on Teams.  You've got this! See you tomorrow!
Mr. l
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, November 3 12:53 PM

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Avalanches and Friction Lab

Hi Folks!,
Please complete your "Avalanches Lab" for tomorrow.  Thank you!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, November 2 11:01 AM

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Explorations 1 and 2

Hi Folks!,
You have two Easy explorations to complete (they are already tasked to you).  Please complete these for tomorrow; thank you!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, November 1 1:12 PM

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Quiz, Exploration 3

Hi Folks!
We are trying to quickly proceed through our first few lessons so we are going to be going through ModG at a pretty brisk pace; be ready to rock and roll!  My plan is for us to be able to move on to our 3D design before Thanksgiving.

Your homework:
Complete Exploration 3 (easy!) and STUDY for your QUIZ on Friday!  You've got this!
 
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, October 27 11:13 AM

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Explorations 1 and 2

Hi Folks!
Explorations 1 and 2 for tomorrow, please.  Please make sure HMH is 100% current before tomorrow.  Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, October 26 4:30 PM

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MS Teams Article

Greetings Superstars!  Please have your MS Teams article assignment finished by Monday.  Thank you and have the Best Weekend Ever!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, October 22 12:06 PM

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MS Teams Feedback

Hi Folks! 
Please complete your MS Teams feedback "quiz" for tomorrow.  Be prepared to discuss!
Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, October 21 1:44 PM

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Presentations!

Greetings 7th and 8th Graders,

Just a reminder that you will be presenting your Curiosity Projects this week (the sooner you present, the sooner you can relax).  I have sign-up sheets in my room so  you can sign up for the day you would like; again, the sooner, the better.  I would Love for everyone to sign up to present earlier in the week (Tuesday or Wednesday).

Per the instructions, I will not accept your papers unless they have a parent signature on them, so a parent/guardian Must look over your paper and put their signature on it, certifying that it has been checked over.  As a reminder, your research papers will count as a grade in both Science and ELA!

Please email me with any questions.  I am also attaching the instructions to the Curiosity Project instructions to this email if you need to take another look.  You’ve got this!

Mr. L

Created by Tim Langston: Monday, October 11 12:44 PM

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Password

The Password is: CheesePlease
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, October 13 10:23 AM

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Curiosity Project Brainstorming

Good Afternoon!,
Your homework tonight is to begin thinking about your topic for the curiosity project.  Your topic Must: a) focus heavily on a science topic (read the instructions carefully), b) not be too broad, and, most importantly, c) INTEREST YOU!  I want you to leave this project with a greater appreciation and understanding of your topic of choice; I want you to be an expert.  Remember that we will have class time to work on this so your work outside of class should be minimal.  
The sooner you email me your topic idea, the sooner you can get approved and start researching.
Thank you and email me with any questions!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, September 27 10:17 AM

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Simpsons Variable Practice

Hi folks! Your Simpsons practice will be checked for accuracy tomorrow so make sure you knock it out of the park!  You ONLY need to write a complete sentences for 4B and you need to write a full experiment for question 5.  Easy!
Have a wonderful afternoon!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, September 23 3:29 PM

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Simpsons Variable Practice

Hi Folks! Please complete your "Simpsons Variables Practice" refresher for class! Thank you!
Created by Tim Langston: Wednesday, September 22 11:13 AM

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Hypothesis with Scenarios Practice, Quiz

Hi Folks!,
Please complete the assigned problems on the "Hypothesis with Scenarios Practice" and STUDY for your HYPOTHESIS QUIZ tomorrow.  You've got this!!
Thank you and see you soon,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, September 20 10:14 AM

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Hypothesis Practice

Hi Folks!,
Please complete the six sample problems in your MS Teams "Classroom Notebook." Have a wonderful weekend!
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, September 17 4:09 PM

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Magic Capsule Lab

Good Afternoon Everyone!,
Please be sure to complete your magic capsule lab from today!  This should take you No More than 15 minutes to complete (as long as you are focused and productive).  Thank you and have a wonderful afternoon!
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Thursday, September 16 11:20 AM

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Steps of the Scientific Method Quiz

Quiz tomorrow on the Steps of the Scientific Method:
 
  1. Ask a question
  2. Form a hypothesis (ALWAYS use IF, THEN, BECAUSE)
  3. Test the hypothesis
  4. Analyze Results/Organize Data
  5. Draw Conclusions
  6. Share Results
Spoiler Alert: you will be writing a hypothesis tomorrow for your quiz.
Created by Tim Langston: Tuesday, September 14 1:37 PM

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Course Syllabus Signature

Hi folks!  Please be sure to have a parent/guardian sign the "Science Syllabus" and cut off the signature portion.  Please have this turned into the Drop Box by Tuesday, 9/14.  I hope you have the Best Weekend Ever!
-Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Friday, September 10 2:34 PM

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Making Predictions

Good Afternoon Students!,
Please complete the "Making Predictions" activity if you didn't finish it during study hall today.  This is due tomorrow for points.
Thank you!,
Mr. L
Created by Tim Langston: Monday, September 13 11:06 AM