• Families, Parents, Folks:

    Seasons Test Scheduled FRIDAY November 17

    Science Journal Pg. 14-23 are helpful

    Quizlets and Interactive posted on "Games & Quizlet" sidebar

    Tilting Earth Seasons

    notice in this position, the Northern Hemisphere is recieving less light, we've called it INDIRECT LIGHT, which causes winter.  The Earth is tilted AWAY from the sun.

    Why are there Seasons?  

    There is now an app for the Starry Nights Middleschool Software that our school has been using for the last 14 years.  It's $39, see if you family likes Pocket Universe or related apps before committing to this.  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/starry-night-middle-school/id945085108?mt=8

    Please notify me if your child is spending more than 20 minutes on any one homework assignment.  Some of our kids try so hard to do the right thing and please the teacher, but 1 night of HW should never take an hour (if we assign something over 3-5 days, then each nt may require time = an hour).  I encourage reinforcement of ideas and practice on short homeworks, I'm not a huge fan of daily HW.


    Access online textbook here:  http://carolinascienceonline.com

    Email Ms. Thomas here:    sthomas@medford.k12.nj.us 

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    *Space Systems Explorations *Our Ecosystem – The Pinelands

    *Electricity, Waves and Information Transfer *Structure & Function


    Our curriculum this year has been updated to reflect the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.  The curriculum was created by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and is called My Generation: Science and Technology Concepts for Middle School (STCMS).  STCMS is a hands on, inquiry based program that integrates engineering and design throughout each unit.  Each classroom will have a class set of textbooks and your child will have access to the textbook online for use outside of the classroom.