General Packet

The General Packet is to be kept in the first section of the student’s science binder. Here  is a link to a cop of the 2013 General Packet: General – all in one fileAug2013

This year (2013) it is 20 pages long and includes the following information:

GENERAL PACKET  - Table of Contents
Big Ideas for Mrs. Du Houx’s Science Classes – page 15
Box and T chart - graphic organizer for comparisons – page10
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning: plan and rubric – page 11
Classroom Rules – page 2
Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) in Science – and 21st Century Skills – pages17 & 18
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Reading and Writing in Science and Technical Subjects – page 16
EDD – Experimental Design Diagram – page  9
Element Symbols to Know by January of 8th grade  year – page  15
Frayer Model – graphic organizer for building understanding of vocabulary terms - page 5
Homework – reasons for, policy, note to parents – page 2 and 3
Metric Units – page 15
Models in Science – page 12
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) page 18
Note taking – (General Info, Outline, 2 Column, 3 Column) –  pages 3 and 4
Observation  - data collection guide and grading rubric pages 6 and 7
Prefix and Suffix – page 19-20
Problem Solving Strategies pages 12 and 13
Science Lab Write up Check List and Grading Rubric – pages 9 and 10
Science Writing – Voice, organization, word choice – pages 13 and 14
Useful words and phrases in science class – page 6
Venn Diagram – graphic organizer for comparisons – page 5