Grade 5-8 Science - Mr. Barrella
I need everyone to be successful!
As I reflect on this amazing school year, I cannot help to mention the potential I see in all the students. Future doctors, lawyers, engineers, stockbrokers,...etc. This is the generation to make big changes for me when I get old. But it starts with passing your science finals. Below are some guidelines on how to make the most out of the finals studies.
-Put your best effort. Stop the fortnite, call of duty, musically, instagram,roblox,...etc. The people who made these distractions are already rich. It's your turn now.
-Come prepared to class by studying a minimum of 2 hours a night. In any interview with the best sports players, they practice close to 12 hours a day. You can study for at least 2-3 hours a night. Study like a beast!!!!!! This is an article from Yale School of Medicine on how the best medical students survive and pass the boards. This applies to all fields. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4031794/pdf/yjbm_87_2_207.pdf
-Discuss the material with your parents at least 15minutes a day. The normal way students would study is the 3S, Sit and Study Silently. This is not the best way to activate your brain. We remember 14% of what we hear, 22% of what we see and hear, 70% of movies in our mind, and 91% of what we teach. [Educator Robert Brand, lecture at Western Washington University, Nov. 28, 1989]
-Never give up!!!!! Trust me, work is harder than school. The easier the work, the more education you need. Even if you're going to be a product of nepotism, give it your all.
Important Dates for Science Finals
Grade 5 Final 6/6/2018
Grade 6 Final 6/5/2018
Grade 7 Final 6/4-6/5
Family Tree Instructions
This assignment is based on observables known as a phenotype. The phenotype in genetics is the trait that is expressed in an organism. The family tree assignment is to observe which trait was passed down from an individual parent. The format of the family tree will include grandparents( if possible) parents and sibling. You will then write down all the traits that can be observed, such as brown eyes, curly hair, round nose...etc. This will be done on a subsection of the family tree. The purpose of the project is to show how each parent passes genes down from chromosomes. Not all genes are expressed, and maybe silent for generations.
Videos for Grade 8 (STATE REVIEW)
Finals Review Sheet Link
Weekly Writing Assignment.
As we enter the end of the school year, all students from grade 5-7 will have a weekly paper due each friday (5/11, 5/18, 5/25). These three papers will then be used to make a final term paper which will be due 6/04.
The format for the paper, worth 20% will be the following:
Font size 12
minimum 2 pages(grades 5-6) minimum 3 pages (grade 7) of written content
1 page work cited
No title page: The top of page one will be right side margin, the order of: name (hit space) subject(hit space) class (hit space) and date due