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Mr. Kennedy

Middle School Science

Grade 6 students are learning about the structure of atoms.  Electrons, protons, and neutrons are some new terms they are studying.  They recently did a lab creating a density tower involving various liquids.

Grade 7 students are learning about cells and cell structure.  Recently the students shared their presentations with Mrs. Hodge’s students after the 3rd & 4thgraders shared their projects with the 7th graders.  Now the students are learning about organic compounds found in the body and working on a water project.  They are tracking water usage in their individual homes.

Grade 8 students recently made their own anemometer as they are learning about weather attributes and wind speed.  They also had to create their own PowerPoint  presentation of a foreign city with particular weather-related factors included, such as precipitation and humidity.


Homework-Week of October 8-12.  

Homework should be only 20 minutes each night to review and understand what we learn in class each day.

Students may have to read, write, or just review.

Each student should be sharing what they have learned each day.

This week's topic are... Nov.12-Nov. 16 and Nov. 19,20

Grade 6 Physical Science-Chemical Properties....This past week on Friday we did a lab by cleaning pennies using a solution of salt and vinegar to clean pennies.  Students are working on examples of the difference between physical and chemical properties and physical and chemical changes.

Textbook reference: pages 542-543

Grade 7 Earth Science-Atmosphere-We starting learning the different levels to the atmosphere.  The students are making posters.  We finished our unit on photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

Textbook reference: p. 426-429

Grade 8 Physical Science- Motion.  We started a unit on motion.  Students have been learning the formula for speed....Speed equals distance/time....Time X Speed equals Distance.....Time equals D/Speed

This past week we started 

We recently did a lab on inertia.  The students used a playing card, coin and glass of water.

Textbook reference. p. 522-531.

Please call me if you have any questions.  Or feel free to email me at jkennedy@scs.sau7.org