Science

All Grades | Ms. Jacqueline Edelmann | JEdelmann@academyolmc.org
All Academy students benefit from our science program LabLearner™, a 100% research-based, comprehensive, hands-on science education system aimed at illuminating and clarifying science in a way that is most understood and retained by students. Our Science curriculum combines scientific evidence with proven classroom best practices to create a science program that is easily absorbed and applied. The program aims to promote interaction and experimentation in a laboratory setting to encourage diverse learning and thinking strategies, and foster a community atmosphere of learning!

Teacher's Message

 

This year we will begin our STEM journey with an exploration of values.  What are values?  What are YOUR values? 

How can we use our values to guide us as we try and make the world a better place through STEM?

Assignments

  • September 30, 2022 — 6 - 7 - 8

    All Middle School students must set up a LabLearner PLUS+ account for use this year. You can find the access code and instructions above this post.

Important Dates

  • October 14, 2022 — Individual Picture Day!

Resources

LabLearner - Science Education for the Planet

This site offers lots of great information about the LabLearner program, and outlines all of the LabLearner CELLs that each grade will be working on this year.

Title Pro's Tinkering Guide

Thanks to Lisa and Denise at Lyndhurst STEM, here is a new website for you! This site contains a wealth of information about tinkering -- what it is, how to do it, and why it is important to learning. Have fun and explore!

Chem4kids

This site offers a lot of in-depth chemistry information and quizzes for middle school students and their parents!

Biology4kids

This site offers a lot of in-depth biology information and quizzes for middle school students and their parents!

Physics4kids

This site offers a lot of in-depth physics information and quizzes for middle school students and their parents!

Fact Monster

This is a general Science site in which you can find explanations of heat and temperature, heat transfer, thermometers, etc. This is good, reinforcing information for our unit.

StudyJams

This is a site that has videos, slideshows and self-tests for just about every aspect of Science

Physics for Kids: Simple Machines in Automobiles

This is a link to information about physics and engineering. Many thanks to Alyssa for finding it!

AusGrid: Australian Electricity & Magnetism Site

Visit this site for interactive learning about electricity, electromagnets, and electric motors. Quiz yourself!.

Chemicool

This site has the Periodic Table and links to information about all the elements found in the table.

Simple Machines - Engineering - Elliot's Link

Visit this site for descriptions of simple machines and a list of terms.

SCIENCE TREK -- Idaho Public TV

This site has lots of articles and videos on all facets of science.

Propel - The Manufacturing Skills Gap

Article about how schools can help close the manufacturing skill gap.

Propel - 95 Manufacturing Terms You Need to Know

Article about the language of manufacturing - engineering - STEM

APA Bibliography - References Formatting Rules

Follow this guideline for the books, articles, and websites that you cite in your bibliography page

Additional News

GRADING PERCENTAGES FOR TRIMESTERS 1 AND 2 are:
Homework:  10%
Quizzes and essays:  20%
Tests and Performance Assessments:  25%
SDR/Lab Participation and Projects:  25%
STEM: 20%

GRADING PERCENTAGES FOR TRIMESTER 3 are
Homework:  10%
Quizzes and essays:  20%
Tests and Performance Assessments:  25%
SDR/Lab Participation and Projects:  25%
Final Exam:  20%