All projects are to be HAND WRITTEN on the worksheets provided with that project!

Project #1:  DNA Extra Credit Project
 What is DNA, anyway? (click here)
This link will take you to the DNA lab extra credit page.  Please follow the directions on the page you are directed to.  

Project #2:      What is Cheating?

 To complete this project you must print this WORKSHEET.  All answers must be handwritten on the worksheet.  After you print the worksheet, read the ARTICLE to answer the questions.


Project #3:      Writing Lab Reports

First:  Print out the Worksheet.

Then read the article to answer the questions on the worksheet.


Project #3b:      HURRICANE ON LINE LAB:  

 

This on-line lab contains  5 parts:

  1. Parts I, II, III, and IV require the student to answer questions about hurricanes using the provided worksheets.  The answers to the questions are contained in the websites which are listed under each part .

  2.  For Part V, you are You are required to print the map provided and plot the daily locations of two hurricanes while answering the questions on the worksheet

  3. Click Here to Begin

  4. You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.

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Project # 4:  Meteorology Extra Credit Project (6th grade only)
First, you must print out the worksheet page. Click the link that follows to print the worksheet.  You need Microsoft Word: worksheet.doc     You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.

Next click the reading page.  You can either print the reading page, or answer the questions while viewing it on your computer: /   

 

You MUST answer all of the questions in order to receive extra credit.  Your assignment must be neat or it will not be accepted.

 

Project # 5:  Cloud, Precipitation & Water Cycle Extra Credit Project  (6th grade only)
First, you must print out the worksheet page. Click the link that follows to print the worksheet.  You need Microsoft Word: workheet.doc  
Next click the reading page.  You can either print the reading page, or answer the questions while viewing it on your compute r: reading.doc  
You MUST answer all of the questions in order to receive extra credit.  Your assignment must be neat or it will not be accepted.

You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.

 

Project #6:  Earthquakes Extra Credit Project

What makes Earthquakes?

This link will take you to the Earthquake lab extra credit page.  Please follow the directions on the page you are directed to.  


Project #7:  "Interactive Physics"  Project:
First, you must print out the assignment from the following page: QUESTIONS PAGE
Second, go to the "Interactive Physics" web page at  http://ippex.pppl.gov/ .
Third, follow the directions that you printed from the Questions Page.
You MUST answer all of the questions in order to receive extra credit
Additionally you will have  a brief oral quiz on your learning after you complete the assignment
 
Project # 8:  Environmental Hot Spots
First, you must print out the worksheet page. Click the link that follows to print the worksheet and follow the instructions carefully.  You need Microsoft Word: workheet.doc    You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.
 


Project #9A:  Egyptian Unit Extra Credit Project: 

For each of the following Web Quests below: First print the Questions Sheet 

and then read the indicated passages by clicking the Web Quest link.  

Web Quest on Mummys Questions #1  
Science Mummy Quest Questions #2
 

 

Project #9B:  Egyptian Unit Extra Credit Project:  (DO NOT DO!)

Make your own Shaduuf! (only during the unit!)

Visit the Mr. Z's 6th Grade Class Page.   (See Mr. Z  before you begin.)

From there, locate the Egyptian unit page.

Find the link for "shaduf" and click to that page.

Review the various resource articles, demos, and pictures listed on the Shaduf page.

ASSEMBLY your own working model of a Shaduf.

HAND IT IN: complete with a written explanation telling us what it is, why is was used, how it worked, and who used it.

Your model and "report" will be added to the A - Team Museum !!


Project #10a: Scientific Method Extra Credit Project  

Directions for Scientific Method Tutorial I: 

 

Project #10b: Scientific Method Extra Credit Project  

Directions for Scientific Method Tutorial II: 

 

Project #10c: Scientific Method Extra Credit Project  

(DO NOT DO!)  It is being rewritten.)

First, you must print out the assignment page below.  Both links have the same content.

Assignment.doc  or  use    Assignment.html

Follow the directions that you printed from the Assignement Page.

You MUST answer all of the questions in order to receive extra credit



Project # 11:  Trivia Extra Credit Project

This is a trivia Extra Credit Assignment. You have to use GOGGLE to find the answers.

Print out the exercise sheets, and answer the questions on your printout.

Two versions of the file are lister:  HTML or Word.   They have identical questions on them

Trivia.doc         Trivia.html

 


Project # 12:  Manatees

Click the Lab Assignment Menu Page.   You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.

Complete the project on Manatees



Project # 13:  Ecology
Click the following link, and read the directions which follow:   Ecology  Link   

Project # 14:  Inclusion in the Classroom  (ASK MR. Z FIRST!)

Only after viewing Educating Peter and Graduating Peter:  

  1. Print the "Questions from the Readings".

  2. Click and READ Downs Syndrome Reading #1 and Reading #2.

  3. Then answer the  questions  on the sheet that your printed. You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.

Downs Syndrome Reading #1   

Downs Syndrome Reading #2 Questions from the Readings

 

Project # 15:  Cloning

Mr. Z's Cloning in Focus Activity: Computer Project   You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.

 

Project # 15:  Recycling

  1. First print the worksheet: Recycling Worksheet  You must handwrite your answers on this worksheet.

  2. Follow the instruction on the worksheet using the following link as your guide:  Recycling Website

 

Introduction to Energy Unit

 

Project # 16:  Biomass

Print the worksheets at this  link.  Read the first three pages, then complete the worksheets that follow on the next 5 pages.

 

Project # 16b:  Energy Types

Print the worksheets at the following links:

Then complete the worksheets from each link.

 

 

Project # 17:  Introduction to Atoms  (DO NOT DO!)

click here

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Prior Projects - (Do not Do!)


Project # 14:  Ecology: Food Chain Mobile

 

Food Chain Mobile
 

Create your own food web.

Use some old issues of nature type magazines (ex. National Geographic, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life).

 

You will need to create a mobile following the directions from the link above

 

Label each organism as a producer, herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore.

 

 

 



DIFFUSION AND OSMOSIS:  Here is a quick exercise:
You need two grapes, some sugar, and two cups of water.  Supersaturate one of the water cups. (That means that you add enough sugar to the cup of water until no more sugar dissolves in the cup). Next, add one grape to the cup of plain water, and one grape to the cup with both sugar and water.  OBSERVE the result over the next 24 hours.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes:                                               
Step 1: Read the following on line discussion by the USGS on Volcanoes (on line book)  Read the first two section, "The Nature of Volcanoes" and "The Principal Types of Volcanoes".
From your reading of section one, and section two summarize the four different types of volcanoes.

Step 2:  Go to the USGS site:  www.usgs.gov
First, what does USGS stand for and what do they do
Next, Choose two volcanoes described somewhere on this web site and find out the following information:  Location, Last Eruption, & Type of Volcano.  
Lastly for each volcano you chose, describe some of its salient characteristics.

Step 3 Again go to the USGS site.
Select Earthquakes
Select the FAQ column, then select Earthquakes, Faults and Plate Tectonics.  Summarize and label on your paper the first six subsections of this FAQ section
Return to the USGS page on Earthquakes.  Select Earthquake activity and do the following:  (1)Briefly explain the table of the latest earthquake information ( what is it?), (2)describe where some of the most recent earthquakes occurred and when and how often, (3) describe any surprising information you may have learned by reading the table.

Step 4  Go the following USGS Web-site: (Click here)
look at the site index and select "N"
report 5 pieces of information about the earthquake activity in New York State or New England.

Conclusion:   The above extra credit lab is a lot of work, it should take about 2 hours.  However, the amount of extra credit is substantial and the wealth of information you will learn is will only serve to help you in future science projects.  My goal is simple:  That these sites fascinate you and that you will want to explore these web sites further.   (End.)

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