Trimester Two Percentage Changes

posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:45 AM by Mike Lazzara

This upcoming trimester the grading percentages have changed. Below are the changes for the Trimester.

Ty 1
  1. Test/projects/Labs 50%
  2. Quiz 30%
  3. Homework 10%
  4. Class Participation 10%
TY 2(Updated)
  1. Test 40%
  2. Projects/Labs 25%
  3. Quiz 20%
  4. Homework 10%
  5. Class Participation 5%

Open Book Test

posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:25 AM by Mike Lazzara

There will be an open book test on Thursday 12/6/2018 on Chapter 3. Please begin to review all your materials and create your notecards. Notecards will be added to your trimester two grades.

Please parents take a moment to read this article

posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:41 AM by Mike Lazzara

Make up quiz from 10/26/18

posted Nov 5, 2018, 5:54 AM by Mike Lazzara

Good Morning,

We will be making up the quiz from 10/26/2018, tomorrow Tuesday November 5th, 2018

All should have their notecards prepared and ready to be checked for class participation grades.

Quiz Friday 10/26/18

posted Oct 22, 2018, 6:55 AM by Mike Lazzara

We will have a science vocabulary quiz on unit 2 Friday 10/26/2018

Please have notecards prepared as they will be counted towards class participation on Friday

Shark Tank Project Update

posted Oct 19, 2018, 8:52 PM by Mike Lazzara

Students will utilize the next three lab sessions to begin the preliminary stages of their projects. 

Below is the timeline for the upcoming weeks

10/26/18- Status Project Update due. (Students should begin the preliminary stage of their projects week 1 blueprinting)

11/02/18- Status Project Update #2 due. ( Students should begin to make purchases necessary to for their project and begin to bring them in on their lab days).

11/08/18- Status Project Update #3 due. ( Students should begin to assemble and identify what specific materials they will need to be successful with their projects).

Following this schedule we will return to our regular labs starting the beginning of the second trimester. Students are EXPECTED to test and evaluate their projects throughout this time. As this is a crucial part of the project. This is the time when students will identify if their project is working to their expectations and correct all of their errors through trials.

I would like students to keep one science journal per group so that they can track any questions or ideas they would like to bring to my attention. 

I am so proud of the effort and excitement the students have put into their projects so far. And I am looking forward to see our students shine!

Science Google Classroom

posted Oct 12, 2018, 9:08 AM by Mike Lazzara

Good Morning,

I was able to set up google classroom. This will be an easier process to share documents and project updates. Each student is assigned to their designated class.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
Mr. Lazzara

Shark Tank Contest

posted Oct 11, 2018, 6:27 AM by Mike Lazzara   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 6:30 AM ]

Students will be working on an original project with a proposal due on FRIDAY (10/19/18) each one of them is responsible to write a paragraph to a paragraph and a half describing what they are going to be working on in their experiment for Catholic schools week. The final project will be a test and project grade as well as accompanied by three lab grades. For the next couple of weeks in place of lab reports they will be submitting progress update reports which should be about a paragraph to a paragraph and a half on their experiment. The goal here is to gain interest in different avenues of science while creating an original piece. If the pieces are successful in Our shark tank contest,I will be submitting them to some type of state science contest.

Test #1

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:15 AM by Mike Lazzara   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 3:59 PM by Denise Adamo ]

Test number 1 is scheduled for Wednesday October 3rd, 2018.

This test will cover all of unit one.

Have a great day!

Mr. Lazzara


posted Sep 24, 2018, 2:04 PM by Denise Adamo   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 3:58 PM ]

Students will research how forensic anthropologists use the technique described in the textbook(pg.24) to identify skeletal remains.

Students are required to write 2 to 3 paragraphs on their findings and include images of the process. 

This will count as a quiz grade and class participation for the presentation. Due Friday 9/21/2018

Have a Great Day!
Mr. Lazzara

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