Newton’s Laws Project

You will work  in groups ( Science fair groups) to complete the following scenarios:

  • Newton’s first law
  • Inertia and Motion
  • Balanced and Unbalanced forces
  • Newton’s Second Law
  • Newton’s Third Law

For each of the bullets listed above each group needs to write 2 statements. Each statement must be confirmed or disapproved through a scenario that must be acte out by the members of the group, recorded in a video and brought in to class on Thursday February the 8th for 20 points



October Project

  • Each group will be responsible for a class presentation on their assigned topic, where they will explain whom the scientist was, what led the scientists to perform the experiment, describe what the experiment consisted of in detail, and the findings and later contributions of the experiment to the atomic structure of he atom.
  • Each group will also be responsible for constructing a model that illustrates their presentation.atom-light-640x360

Group 1: J.J. Thomson’s experiments with cathode ray tubes.

Group 2: Ernest Rutherford’s gold foil experiment.

Group 3: The Rutherford experiment by Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden that resulted in the discovery of the atomic nucleus.

Group 4: James Chadwick’s discovery of the neutron.

Group 5: Types of radiation ( Alpha, gamma, and beta)



October Project

Each group will have a class presentation explaining the assigned concepts and illustrating these with a habitat/ecosystem illustration which will be used by the group to explain the relationships and inter dependence present.

Group 1: Biodiversity, ecosystem, environment, keystone species

Group 2: Biomes, ecosystems, communities, population, individuals

Group 3: Food webs, types of producers, types of consumers,

Group 4: Aquatic and Terrestrial biomes, Abiotic and biotic factors.

Group 5: Types of niche, species that affect niches, edge effect on populations.



October Project

Using the following concepts each group will create an images only presentation. Each image will be utilized to explain each concept and answer questions in class. Keep in mind that for several concepts you can use only one image.

  • Frame of reference
  • Displacement
  • Positive displacement
  • Negative displacement
  • Velocity
  • Speed
  • Average velocity
  • Instantaneous velocity
  • Slope
  • Rise
  • Run
  • Acceleration

October Mini Project

Group 1: Dwarf planets and ewatereventfeature20150407_mainxo planets.

Group 2: Meteors, Meteoroids, and meteorites.

Group 3:  Comets

Group 4: Asteroids.

Each group will bring a presentation that explains what each concept is, its structure/composition and where its found in or out of our solar system. Each group will also provide a brief fictional story that illustrates the properties of their assigned interstellar body as a fictional character.


Chemical Bonding

For this month’s project you will be working in pairs and/or groups of three. Each pair and/or group will need to complete a chart of three different molecules, just like the one we completed in class plus a model of one of the molecules.

I will be assigning the molecular models in class to each group.

DUE DATE: Wednesday March 8th C2H4Cl2 model.jpg


January Project/Periodicity

For this month our project will require understanding of the celement character.jpgconcept we’ve been studying and also great creativity.

Your group projects must include the following:

  • 15 spaces or blocks on your display.
  • 4 or more trends among the 15 spaces or blocks.
  • Index cards or small squares of paper that explain the periodicity of your display.
  • Group oral presentation.