Welcome to 9th Grade Physical Science with Ms. Lowell!
We have moved back into the correct classroom (PE-1) as of Wednesday 8/9. We welcome any school supplies parents are willing to donate since everything that was in the room over the summer was ruined. Thanks for your help!
8th/9th Grade Science Tutorials: Ms. Lowell (9th): Monday 4:10-5:10 pm Ms. Beadles (8th/9th): Friday 7:40-8:40 Dr. Crim (8th): Monday 7:40-8:40 Mr. Hamilton (8th): Thursday 4:10-5:10
The 9th Grade Physical Science curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to transition from middle school science standards to high school standards. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the common concepts and strands in the physical sciences including physics and chemistry. These concepts are investigated through observing, collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and presenting the results of scientific investigations and fieldwork designed for students to develop appropriate knowledge and skills in science as inquiry. All students will be provided appropriate differentiated instruction to help them reach maximum potential.
Students are encouraged to attend after school tutorial to get extra help and make up missing work.
Assignments: Students will complete the majority of their daily work in their binder or interactive science notebook. Students will also create a running vocabulary list that they can take home to study. Please see below for current vocabulary words.
Vocabulary: Vocabulary words are shown below. For each word: definition, picture, and either example or use it in a sentence.
1. Density 2. Mass 3. Volume 4. Scientific Notation 5. Significant Figures 6. Metric System 7. Scientific Method 8. Matter 9. Periodic Table 10. Element 11. Atom 12. Molecule 13. Compound 14. Homogeneous Mixture 15. Heterogeneous Mixture 16. Solid 17. Liquid 18. Gas 19. Plasma 20. Phase Change Diagram 21. Condensation 22. Evaporation 23. Sublimation 24. Melting Point 25. Boiling Point
Important dates: Vocab 11-25 due Tuesday 8/22 Phase change lab report due Tuesday 8/29 Element cereal box project will be due sometime in September