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8th Grade Curiosity Science: Important Announcement!

posted Jun 18, 2014, 6:58 AM by David E. Lawrence

Tomorrow, Thursday June 19th, is PAPER ROLLER COASTER NIGHT at Clarke! Curiosity students should be in the Clarke cafeteria by 6:55PM to prepare their booth for a 7:00PM opening. From 7PM to 8PM, parents, siblings, relatives, and friends will enter the cafeteria to view the coasters and learn about their designs and the physics that controls the movement of the coaster. It promises to be a very exciting evening for everyone!

If for some reason a student is NOT able to attend, please have a parent send Mr. Lawrence a quick note to let him know. His email address is dlawrence@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Science Schedule

posted Jun 16, 2014, 8:02 AM by David E. Lawrence

Here is the schedule for Science for the rest of the week:

Tuesday: Coaster AUDITS. All coasters must be ready for auditing within 10 minutes of the start of class. This includes having your spreadsheets totally completed.

Wednesday: Tri-Folds are due! You will have 10 minutes at the beginning of class to put any finishing touches on them. Then we will begin sharing them with the class.

Thursday: We will finish up sharing our projects with the class. Then, everyone is expected to be at the Clarke Cafeteria by 6:55PM to get their team's booth ready for a 7PM opening!

Science HW Wednesday 6/11

posted Jun 11, 2014, 5:42 AM by David E. Lawrence

Take the Physics Practice Test in Quia tonight! Review any questions you get wrong (answers will be provided). Come to class tomorrow with a list of questions!

Important 9th Grade Science Announcement

posted Jun 6, 2014, 9:26 AM by David E. Lawrence

This announcement is for any student who is taking HONORS Earth Science in 9th grade. This does not apply to any other 9th Grade Earth Science course.

Attached is the summer reading assignment for students who will be entering HONORS Environmental Earth Science next year. Students should purchase The Control of Nature by John McPhee (available on Amazon.com and elsewhere -- possibly from this year's 9th graders!)

Please see the attached assignment, listed below.

Science HW, Wed 5/28

posted May 28, 2014, 8:26 AM by David E. Lawrence   [ updated May 28, 2014, 8:26 AM ]

Your coaster should be working by the end of class on Friday (not decorated, just working). You may come for extra building time:
  • Before school (7:30) any day this week
  • After school Wednesday or Thursday
  • During lunch any day this week (just let me know!)

Curiosity Science: Save the Date!

posted May 28, 2014, 5:28 AM by David E. Lawrence

Please mark the following date/time on your calendar so that you don't miss your 8th grader's big conclusion to our Physics Unit:
  • When: Thursday, June 19th, 7PM to 8PM
  • Where: Jonas Clarke Middle School Convention Center (i.e. the cafeteria)
  • What: Curiosity Team Paper Roller Coaster Night!

Parents, siblings, grandparents, neighbors, and any other interested members of our community are encouraged to attend!

For detailed information about the evening, and to RSVP, please visit http://www.misterlawrence.com/coaster_night.

We look forward to seeing you there!


David Lawrence
Science & Math Teacher
Jonas Clarke Middle School

Science HW, Wed 5/27

posted May 27, 2014, 5:45 AM by David E. Lawrence   [ updated May 27, 2014, 5:50 AM ]

Read: Textbook pages 69 - 72 (Newton's Third Law)
Answer: p. 75, #2, 3, 5, 7

Science HW, Tuesday 5/20

posted May 20, 2014, 10:07 AM by David E. Lawrence

In your purple textbook:
Read pages 53 - 58
Answer p. 59, 1 - 9

Science HW, Monday 5/19

posted May 19, 2014, 5:59 AM by David E. Lawrence

No homework tonight.

Science HW, Friday, 5/16

posted May 16, 2014, 8:32 AM by David E. Lawrence

Textbook reading and worksheet. See attached file below.

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