Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Week #13 - Test link and video recap so far :-) -

 Hi Scientists; Below is the link, and access code, for this Week's science test. Our Spot Check, this week, is to turn in (hand-written, on binder paper) a sentence for each of our twelve Key Terms. The Spot Check was assigned yesterday. The quiz and Spot Check are due Friday. As we move into the second trimester the one evolution of our grading is that we should have the test, and Spot Checks, turned in by Friday each and every week please. Sixth grade was anything but usual. We've, now, had twelve weeks to get "up-to-speed" on returning to the classroom and our routines. Also, one of the most important responsibilities, as your teacher, is preparing you for the rigors of eighth grade and high school. This time, next year, many of you will be shadowing at various high schools and preparing to make the jump into the most formative four-years of schooling in your life. Please think about exploring high school now. I've been on high school tours with my eighth-grade son and there were several seventh graders on each tour. It's good to see what's available and what might be a perfect fit for you! have a wonderful Tuesday!

Scott Forbes
Test link:
Access Code: EA8G

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November 3rd /4th - Notes and video recap -


November 1st & 2nd update - Quiz and Notes -

 Hi Scientists;

Attached are screen shots from the notes, so far, this week. The Week #12 quiz link and access code are below. Our Spot Check for this week are the twelve Key terms with definitions. Grades are closing soon. The lowest quiz score is dropped before the end of trimester. We've been studying polymers and DNA with eye towards genetics and mutations. A good week to dive more deeply into viruses. Especially timely as we're all wearing masks. In the Post Script (PS) 'will share personal, interesting virus story from this week - if interested. Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!
Test Link:
Access Code: T6ME34
Scott Forbes

Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22nd - Board Pics -

 Hi Scientists; Beginning with an apology here for no video this week. 'wanted to do a youtube today but was knocked out by a migraine .... they pop up once in a while. At least we all have a weekend to recoup. :-) Board pictures attached from today. We broke out the large microscopes and checked out cell walls. The species of the day was Canada Geese, which are - again - visiting campus. Next week (Wednesday) our guest scientists will be teaching about polymers and plastics. Thanks to the students who have picked up those tiny plastic beads for recycle on campus. You're saving wildlife in the oceans! (...and earning extra credit.) Finally, please remember the online, Week #10 quiz and the optional, extra credit / makeup quiz (which is on-line until the 30th) Have a WONDERFUL weekend! -

Thursday, October 21, 2021

October 21st ... Note home / Optional extra assignment / Board pics

 Hi Scientists; Attached are pictures from today's notes on the board. Also a picture taken about an hour ago of one of our Red tailed Hawk friends on the yard. Below is a link to an optional, extra credit assignment. It's ffour questions (short answer) - Twenty points. It will be open only though October 30th. All notes for this week are in your Google Classroom. The blog ( is updated in the evenings as the school servers do not access the blogs through Google. Have a wonderful Thursday!
Test Access Code: S53P95N
Scott Forbes

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Week #7 - Quiz and Spot Check -

 HI Scientists; The Science Spot Check, for this Week (Week #7) are the twelve Key Terms - definitions - Please be sure to use your notes for the 20 question quiz. One attempt on this quiz please. Take your time. Notes from today will be posted asap. Happy Wednesday -

Access Code:
Scott Forbes
PS .. Quiz #5 is open through Friday ...

Saturday, September 25, 2021

09.24.2021 - Pics from the board ...

 ... wrapped up "The Martian" in class and checked out Newton's Third Law as the Hermes returned to Mars to recuse astronaut Mark Watney ...