Earth Science

Earth Science

We have begun studying minerals and the crystal shapes that form as the minerals come out of solution. I think the students have been fascinated with the topic. They are learning that there is much more to a rock than what meets the eye. They are very eager to break...

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Physical Science

Physical Science

We finished this week by taking our chapter 1 test. Grades will be on RenWeb either Wednesday or Thursday depending on which class your child is in. Next week, we will begin chapter 2 and will be studying Newton's three laws of motion. I look forward to speaking with...

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Earth Science

Earth Science

Our first test is in the books and you should be receiving this in your child's Thursday folder. Please let me know if you have any questions. Our online textbooks have also arrived and we were able to use them this week and "play" around some. This feature is much...

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physical science

physical science

This week we have covered velocity and acceleration. Much to some students dislike, this involves math calculations. Other students find this quite easy. We are working to help each other as we work through the math formula portion of physics. Just wanted to let...

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Earth Science — 9.2.2021

Earth Science — 9.2.2021

We are running just a bit behind schedule and our test will be moved to Tuesday, Sept. 7. Our next chapter that we will begin next week will be all about minerals. This will include identification, formation, uses, and crystals. Our special project this chapter will...

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physical science — 9.2.2021

physical science — 9.2.2021

This week we began our study of motion. They have begun to realize that there is more to it than just moving. We will be studying velocity and acceleration. We are also learning that acceleration is not always about going faster.

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Earth Science — 8.26.21

Earth Science — 8.26.21

This week we have been learning how to take notes and how to navigate google.classroom to do our assignments online. We have been studying the 6 steps of scientific inquiry. Next week we will learn about the Iceman and apply the steps to our investigation of who he...

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Physical Science — 8.26.21

Physical Science — 8.26.21

We will have our quiz on scientific inquiry and the 22 vocabulary words for the NOS chapter on Friday. Next week we will begin chapter 1 and our discussion on position and we will investigate Newton's three laws of motion.

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Physical Science – 8.19.21

Physical Science – 8.19.21

Welcome to a new school year. This year we will be studying physics and chemistry. We will begin with the scientific method and make a model of a bridge. The first semester, we will study physics and will start with Newton's Laws of Motion.

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Earth Science 8.9.21

Earth Science 8.9.21

This week we will be studying the Nature of Science. Within this, we will be learning the 6 step scientific method. We will be practicing this method by looking at the archeological find of the iceman, a 5000 year old mummy found in 1991.

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Greetings in the name of our risen Lord and Savior. Because He has risen, we have life and we have it abundantly. I feel personally blessed to be able to teach at Hope Lutheran. This is a remarkable place and I can’t imagine being anywhere else. Christian education is extremely important to me and I thank God that I am able to share my knowledge and experience with all of our students.

Welcome to my website. Here you will find everything that you will need for middle school science. Please look for new information every week about what we are studying.

Mrs. Roberta Schempp

Middle School Teacher, Hope Lutheran School

Science

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein

I would disagree that Einstein had no special talent – he was obviously a genius, however, his curiosity led him down amazing paths and world renowned notoriety. Many children don’t think they are any good at science (or have any special talent), but I disagree with that as well. Every child of God has been created with a certain degree of natural curiosity and a good portion of my job as the 6th – 8th grade science teacher at Hope Lutheran will be to foster that curiosity and lead each child to question how the world works. Through curiosity and questioning, the natural world can be explored. This year our 6th grade students will be exploring Earth science. Our 7th and 8th grade students will be studying physical science and exploring chemistry and physics in greater depth.