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Printing should be done in Landscape and DOUBLE-SIDED, with the flip being along the 'SHORT' side.
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Most ELA, Math and Science teachers don't have
more than 100 State Tests on their shoulders
- and they enjoy anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to teach their class.
But I've been whipping the State
while teaching an average of 110 students per year
- and with only about 38 minutes for science class!
It's a matter of public record:
I've crushed the State by 17 to 32 points, and by an average
of 23 points over a 5-year stretch.
And I'm North Carolina's 2016 Top-Scoring Science Teacher.
I've done this in a
High-Poverty, Title 1 school
in the Appalachian Mtns.
No Teaching Assistants,
No Remediation Class,
No Test-Prep books or programs.
So what are my kids doing???
Bossy Brocci worksheets
1) Calculate, Draw and Analyze a Vertical Bar Graph comparing Change in Temperature (delta T) versus Specific Heat Capacity of Water and 18 other substances:
[Note: Specific Heats are provided with each substance along the x-axis; students calculate the Change in Temperature (delta T) along the y-axis using the formula provided at the top of the chart]
2) Record in a Data Pattern the Specific Heat Capacities for:
Wet Soil (given)
Live Wood (given)
Live Grass (given)
3) Complete a pre-scaled & pre-labeled paired (Dry & Wet) Vertical Bar graph for the Specific Heat Capacities of:
4) Answer 39 Fill-in-the-Blank and Multiple-choice questions based on their Calculations and Observations in the preceding Graphs/Charts and Data Table
5) Use a Data Table on the Specific Heat Capacity of common building materials to Answer 2 Fill-in-the-Blank questions
6) Use the Equation Delta T = Q/(m x c) to answer 4 Multiple-choice questions
7) Use a Data Table on the Specific Heat Capacity of 6 metals and the Equation Delta T = Q/(m x c) to answer 2 Fill-in-the-blank questions
8) Calculate and record Specific Heat Capacity x Density (c x D) in a Data Pattern Table for Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Iron and Aluminum
9) Use that Data Pattern Table and the Equation: Delta T = Q/(cD x V) [where V is volume] to Answer 3 Fill-in-the-Blank and Multiple-choice questions
10) Draw a total of 22 vertical Bar graphs
11) Fill-in a total of 9 cells in two different Data Pattern Tables
12) Answer a total of 50 Fill-in-the-blank and Multiple-choice questions
13) Discover that Water has a remarkably High Specific Heat Capacity - and that this has important and essential consequences for life
14) Discover the relationship between Heat (Q), Mass (m) Specific Heat (c) and Change in Temperature (Delta T)
15) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format
16) Be trained to define & manipulate Specific Heat methodically & systematically
Many of my assessments (Quizzes and Tests) are single-spaced and double-sided.
I do this for multiple but important reasons:
1) I'm a Public School teacher and have a Print Quota or Maximum.
2) My school pays for the number of sheets we print and copy.
3) I don't like spending my life at the printer or in the dreaded copy-room,
wrestling with jammed machines, and stapling untold numbers of sheets together.
4) MOST students prefer being handed 1 or 2 sheets of paper,
instead of having 6 to 10 sheets dropped on their desk.
LESS sheets = LESS intimidation and anxiety
[psychologically, 50 questions on 1 sheet looks like less to do
than 50 questions spread over 4 sheets of paper].
Thus, I went with the "compact economy" car over the spacious, luxurious sedan to save:
So . . . now that you're aware of my "tight" or "compact" quizzes and tests ahead of time,
please reserve any down-grades on product CLARITY
for something such as a step or instruction that you were truly CONFUSED about
- - - NOT the lack of extra spacing and margins (which you knew up front weren't in there)
Afterall . . . it wouldn't be a fair, honest or accurate review
to condemn a car for not being a luxury sedan - - -
when in fact that car is plainly advertised as an economy car.
Printing should be done in Landscape and double-sided, with the flip being along the 'short' side
Science Chemistry Physical Science Water's Unique Special Physical Properties Polar Water's Polarity Water's Hydrogen Bonding Hydrogen-Bonding between Water Molecules Water's Cohesion Cohesion between Water Molecules Adhesion Water's Capillary Action Capillary Action of Water Melting Point Boiling Point Water's Boiling Point Colligative Properties Heating Graph of Water Water's Heating Curve Phase Change Phase Change Diagram Phase Changes Water's Density Density of Water Density Anomaly Density Inversion Water's Density Anomaly Inversion Water's Surface Tension Measuring Surface Tension Water's Specific Heat Capacity Water's Latent Heat Enthalpy of Fusion Water's Latent Heat Enthalpy of Vaporization Dissolving Homogenous Mixture Solution Heterogeneous Mixture Miscible Immiscible Soluble Insoluble Solubility Solvent Solute Water is the Universal Solvent Solubility and Temperature