# 7th Grade-Candy is Dandy

### To explore how spreadsheets can help us analyze data, we are going to do an experiment.

1. Question: Do you think bags of equal weight will have an identical number of candies? Do You Think The Color Distribution will be equal?

2. Research: See if anyone else has researched this. Inform yourself to make an educated guess.

3. Create your Hypothesis and post it to the class by the reply button on the original assignment in edmodo.

4. Test Your Hypothesis by purchasing 4 bags of m&m's equal weight and the same type. (Caution do not get 1/2 lb or "sharable" size bags.

5. Open Each bag and record the total number of m&m's, and the total for each color. Post this information in the shared spreadsheet for the class.

6. Enter this information into a spreadsheet and analyze your data. Find the average color for each bag, and the color distribution by bag. (You will have two charts)

7. Compare your data with some one else's data. (three more charts)

8. Report your findings. Create a Keynote presentation to explain your findings and the conclusion you draw from your findings. You should include your procedure, the steps you took to analyze and any information that you discovered in your research. Post this report and your spreadsheet to the turn it in Button on this assignment  in edmodo.

Here is the link to the shared spreadsheet

# 3D GameLab

Your first Quests await you!. You need to reach the Apprentice Rank (50 xp) by monday Nov. 11th for your first Check point.

All 6th & 7th Graders need to complete this!

# Welcome

Welcome to a new school Year! I will update class information as the year continues for now use the links below to connect to the different tools for class.

3DGameLab

Google Drive

Classroom

CLASSCRAFT

Bitsbox

# 7th Grade Quest Chains

Here is a List of the Quest Chains in 3DGamelab. To see where you are check the Available Tab, In Progress Tab, and Completed Tab. (Note: Some quests are not available until prerequisites are met)

Welcome to Computer Class!
How do we communicate?
Google Drive
Welcome to Classcraft

Google Drive
What is Google Drive
Log in and Explore
Create a Document
Google Drive pt2.
Google Drive pt.3

GMail

Power User
Making Connections
Home Energy Survey
Personal Energy Meter
Energy Sources
Dream Car
Food Tracker
Shopping List
Create a Budget

Coding

Bitsbox

Code.org

# Welcome to the New School Year

6th Grade - Periodic table of Me

You are creating a Periodic Table Element describing yourself. Download  the example to see how to create your element. See Edmodo for full details. You can  Download the example here

7th Grade - See Performing Arts Schedule

# Personal Energy Meter

How much energy are you using? Use your home energy use survey to calculate how much energy you personally use. Only enter appliances (Maximum of 23 appliances) that you personally use (or that are used for your benefit, i.e. washing machine, stove, etc.)

Post your completed worksheet here on edmodo. Answer the discussion questions when you turn it in.

Discussion Questions – Energy Audit

1. Does an appliance or device that has a high wattage always use the most energy over the week or month? Explain.

2. What do you think you could do to reduce the amount of energy used in your house?

3. Electrical Energy is one of the critical energy resources in our daily lives. Describe how you might replace the work of three of the appliances / devices if you did not have electricity.

Excel Spreadsheet

Numbers Spreadsheet

# History of Computers 4 The Pathfinders, IBM Wakes & The Space Race

Watch the video. And answer the following questions:
Click turn it in and type your answers.
DO NOT TRY TO WATCH THIS AT SCHOOL YOU WILL SLOW DOWN THE ENTIRE NETWORK

1. What did John Von Neuman’s paper say about computer structure?
2. According to the video what was it that actually caused IBM to move int the computer business?
3. What was the first IBM computer?
4. How did the Space race affect the computer industry?

watch the video here

# Periodic Table of Me - 6th Grade

You are creating a Periodic Table Element describing yourself. Download the example to see how to create your element.

Download the teplate and exaple from edmodo. turn it in there when you are done.

These are the numbers you will need:
1. Atomic number: Your birth day added to your birth month
2. Your Current Age
3. Number of people in your immediate Family
4. Period you have Science
5. Atomic mass: Your Birth month ,day, and year
Element Name: A one word description of your name or Personality. “Latinize” your name (Tennisonium) - Soccerus
“Latinizing Tips”
If your name has a Latin origin (like Justin) or it ends in almost any consonant, just add  –us (or –arius) to the end.  Ex: Justinus
Drop any silent letters (h as in Jonah, e on the end as in Nate, etc.).
Some Bible names end in –as: Jonas (for Jonah), Andreas (Andrew) because they are influenced by Greek (Andreas IS Greek in origin, in fact, and means “manly”).
If your name ends in an ie as in Scottie or y as in Bobby sound, change the end to –ius.  Ex: Scottius, Bobbius.  Replace this sound with an i in the middle of your name, too.
IIf your name has a fairly straightforward meaning, use the Latin-English dictionary to see what the Latin equivalent will be.  Ex: Hunter = Venator
-or, -er, -is, and –o are acceptable Latin endings.
Some letters and sounds are not found in Latin and need to be changed to the typical Latin spelling:
Change –ai- or ay as in tailor/Taylor to –e-. Ex: Taylor = Telorus
Change w to v.
Change j or y acting as a consonant to i. Ex: John becomes Ioannes
Change a y acting as a long i  to ae.  Ex: Tyler becomes Taelerus
Element Symbol (1 or 2 letters 1st Capitalized 2nd lowercase

# Home Energy Use - 7th Grade

1.Download the PDF from edmodo and complete the worksheet.
Complete the “My Home’s Energy Use” worksheet, using the formula from the “Home Energy Use Practice Sheet.” (NOTE: If have trouble locating the wattage information on the appliances in their home. Visit the link - Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy - to find a list of common home appliances and the wattage range for each.) Keep your worksheet for your personal energy meter.

2. Research and present your findings on energy efficient appliances as a keynote Presentation using http://www.energystar.gov as a resource

3.Compare the energy use and cost between incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Type your answer in the response section when you click "Turn in

Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use

Home : ENERGY STAR

When to Turn Off Your Lights

# History of Computers Part 3 Colosus & Enigma-The Philadelphia Brain

Log in to edmodo. Find The Assignment. Watch the video and answer the following questions:
Click turn it in and type your answers.
DO NOT TRY TO WATCH THIS AT SCHOOL YOU WILL SLOW DOWN THE ENTIRE NETWORK

1. What is the Enigma? How does it work?
2. What was the Ultrasecret?
3. What did we call the people who calculated Firing Tables
4. What is ENIAC and what was it used for?
5. What was the solution to keep the Vacuum tubes from burning out to quickly?

Watch the video here

Due Nov 9th

# History of Computers Part 2-Saving The Census & The Number Business - 6th Grade

Log in to edmodo. Find The Assignment. Watch the video and answer the following questions:
Click turn it in and type your answers.
DO NOT TRY TO WATCH THIS AT SCHOOL YOU WILL SLOW DOWN THE ENTIRE NETWORK

1. How did Hollerith’s Tabulating Machine help the census?
2. Desscribe the punch cards
3. What was the 1890 census Count
4. Why didn't his machines work for the railroad at first?
5.What did the Tabulating Machine Co. change its name to in 1924

Watch the video here.

Due Nov 9th

# History of Computers Part 1-Calculating By Steam - 6th Grade

Log in to edmodo. Find The Assignment. Watch the video and answer the following questions:
Click turn it in and type your answers.
DO NOT TRY TO WATCH THIS AT SCHOOL YOU WILL SLOW DOWN THE ENTIRE NETWORK

1. Who is Charles Babidge?
2. What two things did he invent?
3. Why was funding pulled for the Difference Engine Project?
4. What was significant about the structure of the Analytical Engine?
5. What do we call Ada Lovelace?

You can find the Video Here

Due Nov. 5th

# Food Tracker-7th Grade

1. Use The Meal Planner and the food log to track the food you eat For 7 days (you will have 7 copies or pages in the Food Log).

2.Then Use your meal planner to create a Grocery list.

Templates are uploaded on Edmodo  Pages and Numbers format or as Microsoft templates so that you can work on this at home. Use whichever you need to complete this project by Next Fri. Nov. 2nd

Turn all of these in on edmodo

# School Headline News Flyer-6th Grade

You will create a flyer announcing 4 upcoming events at WLS.
1. It should include bullets. (do not use generic round bullets)
2. You will create a computer monitor using auto shapes.

Key terms:
Stack
Order
Arrange
Group

Remember to think about composition, color and Contrast

turn in on edmodo

# Pencil - 6th Grade

Make a Cover page for a report titled "How to take notes"
You should have a pencil and paper made from auto shapes.
Use Reverse text and a Sans-Serif Font
Key terms:
Stack
Order
Arrange
Group

# Dream Car Project-7th Grade

Choose a Car that cost more than \$100,000
Create a Loan Comparison Spreadsheet to answer the following questions

Use Loan 1 to answer these questions
1. If the interest rate was 6% and the length of the loan was 10 years, what would your monthly payment be?
2. How much would you pay in interest?
3. What would be the total amount paid?

Use Loan 2 to answer these questions
4. If the interest rate was 6% and the length of the loan was 5 years, what would your monthly payment be?
5. How much would you pay in interest?
6. What would be the total amount paid?
7. Based off of your answers above, what is the relationship between the length of the loan, the monthly payment, and the total amount paid?

Use Loan 3 to answer these questions.
8. Assume you want to pay a maximum of \$250 per month for a new car. Calculate how many months would it take to pay it off?
9. Also, assume that you are willing to take out a five-year loan at an interest rate of 5 percent. Calculate the maximum selling price of a car you can afford, based on those assumption.

Turn in to edmodo

# September 13th

6th Grade - Input Devices

Log in to edmodo www.wlcs.edmodo.comand complete the following assignmnet. it is posted there as well.

We discussed input devices in class this week. The most common are keyboard and mouse, track pad (like on you MacBooks, touchscreen and stylus (or finger like an iphone screen). I told you that there are more than we could list in class so we are going to list them here.
1. Use the internet to search for input devices.
2. Reply to this post with the name of at least two input devices not mentioned in class (CAUTION: NO REPEATS. EACH DEVICE CAN ONLY BE LISTED ONCE SO CHECK THE LIST FIRST)
3. Download pictures of the input device you listed
4. Click turn it in and attach that picture to your assignment.

We discussed inout devices in class this week. The most common are keyboard and mouse, track pad (like on you MacBooks, touchscreen and stylus (or finger like an iphone screen). I told you that there are more than we could list in class so we are going to list them here.
1. Use the internet to search for input devices.2. Reply to this post with the name of at least two input devices not mentioned in class (CAUTION: NO REPEATS. EACH DEVICE CAN ONMLY BE LISTED ONCE SO CHECK THE LIST FIRST)3. Download pictures of the input device you listed4. Click turn it in and attach that picture to your assignment.

# September 11th

7th Grade - Candy is Dandy
1. Question: Do you think bags of equal weight will have an identical number of candies? Do You Think The Color Distribution will be equal?
2. Research: See if anyone else has researched this. Inform yourself to make an educated guess.
3. Create your Hypothesis and post it to the class in edmodo
4. Testy Your Hypothesis by purchasing 4 bags of m&m's equal weight and the same type.
5. Open Each bag and record the total number of m&m's, and the total for each cooler. Post this information for the class in edmodo.
6. Enter this information into a spreadsheet and analyze your data. (You will have two charts .)
7. Compare your data with some one else's data. (three more charts)
8. Report your findings Create a presentation or a document to explain you findings and the conclusion you draw from your findings.  Post this report to the "turn it in" Button on this assignment in edmodo.

# September 10th

Everyone should check into edmodo. The link is ounder web 2.0 for the classroom

# September 5th

Make sure you check back here this week for your assignments.