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Speed Unit Vocabulary
Due Date: 10/27/2017
Subject: Science



A measurement of length between two points, units of measurement, millimeters, centimeters, millimeters, inches, feet, yards, miles.

TimeTett   Time

A unit of measurement that explains the passage of a existance, unit of measurement, seconds, minutes, hours, days, years


Speed is a unit measurement that identifies a rate of motion.

Units of measurement (kilometers per hour (km/hr) or mph, or m/s

Average Speed

The average speed something is moving at, the total distance divided by the total time it took to get from one point to the second point.

Speed = distance / time (s = d/t)

Instantaneous Speed

A snapshot, or exact moment something is traveling.


The speed measurement and the noted direction the object is traveling. Speed and direction

Initial Velocity

The beginning/start of where velocity is measure, used in formula for acceleration, before the object accelerates.

Final Velocity

The final point where velocity is measure, used as the end point for the formula of acceleration, final point in time.


The rate at which velocity changes, uses the formula:

acceleration = Final Velocity - Initial Velocity

                                 Change in Time

       Acceleration = FV  -  IV


Unit of Measurement    Kilometers per second squared  (km/s²) or any distance with the second squared

Vocabulary: Rocks 8 28 2017 - 18
Due Date: 8/29/2017
Subject: Science

7th Grade Science Rock Vocabulary

Vocabulary: To earn 10 Point on Unit Summative assessment

Students are to write definitions in their own words if possible, draw a picture of the definition showing understanding of the concept, and color.

1.         Metamorphic Rock: A type of rock that is created from other rocks, (sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic) because heat and pressure have been applied.  It changes not only the appearance but also the chemical composition. Common metamorphic rocks are called marble, gneiss, schist.and gems and precious stones are other examples.

2.         Heat and Pressure:   Heat is the changein temperature, it raises, and pressure can be caused from being underground or pushed together from Convergent or Transform boundaries.    Metamorphic rocks are most often found in mountainous regions where the rock is under extreme pressure that causes the temperature to raise. Gems and precious stones are examples of Metamorphic rock.

3.         Foliated: The texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are arranged in bands or patterns. Foliated metamorphic rocks such as gneiss, phyllite ,schist, and slate have a layered or banded appearance that is produced by exposure to heat and directed pressure

4.         Non-foliated: the texture of metamorphic rock in which the minerals grains are not arranged in any pattern. Non-foliated metamorphic rocks such as hornfels, marble, quartzite, and novaculite do not have a layered or banded appearance.

5.         Igneous Rock: A type of rock that is created from the melted rocks and minerals in the mantle (Magma) that has cool and formed rocks.

6.         Intrusive Igneous Rock: It is the Igneous rock that forms deep in the Earth below the surface. (IN-intrusive-in the Earth).  They form when magma cools slowly below the Earth's surface. Most intrusive rocks have large, well-formed crystals because the slow cooling allows the crystals to form. Examples include granite, gabbro, diorite and dunite.

7.         Extrusive Igneous Rock: It is the Igneous rock that forms as a result of volcanic activity throwing outside the Earth at the surface or slow seeping of lava from vents. (EX-exit-extrusive-exits the Earth).  Most extrusive (volcanic) rocks have small crystals because the rock cools very fast limiting time for crystals to form. Examples include basalt, rhyolite, andesite, and obsidian.

8.         Magma: It is a very hot, thick liquid of melted materials from Earth such as rocks, minerals, and gases. Magma is in the mantle just below the Earth’s crust. If it is under Earth’s surface it is called Magma, and if it is on the Earth’s surface it is called Lava.

9.         Sedimentary Rock:  It is a type of rock that is created from layers of sediment building up over time and extreme pressure smashing it together. Sedimentary rocks are formed by the deposition and subsequent cementation of that material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water and over time becomes buried under the surface. Sedimentation is the collective name for processes that cause mineral or organic particles(detritus) to settle in place

10.  Sediment: Small pieces of rock, dirt, or minerals that collect from weathering or erosion that build into piles.


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Vocabulary: Minerals 8/14/2017
Due Date: 8/14/2017
Subject: Science


1st Quarter: Week 1: Aug 14 - 18, 2017-18

Vocabulary Study Material

Students that turn in vocabulary works with the written definition, picture that demonstrates meaning, and colored recieve 10 points added to their assessment.

(Note: This work is not mandatory or required to be turned in to the teacher)

08/14/17: Classwork: Exploring Minerals

08/15/17: Classwork: Mineral Centers (7)

08/16/17: Classrwork: Mineral Centers (7)

08/17/17: Classwork: easyCBM Testing: Reading: PowerPoint Reading Properties of Minerals

08/18/17: Classwork: Quiz: Characteristics and Properties of Minerals: Mineral Centers


  1. Mineral: a naturally formed inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure
  2. Element: a substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
  3. Compound: a substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by a chemical bonds
  4. Crystal/Crystalline: a solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a geometric, repeating patter throughout the solid
  5. Silicate Mineral: a mineral that contains a combination of silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals
  6. Nonsilicate Minerals: a mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon and oxygen
  7. Luster: the way in which a mineral reflects light, is it shinny or dull
  8. Streak: the color of the mineral in powder form, found by rubbing a mineral against a piece of unglazed porcelain or tile
  9. Cleavage: the splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces, like layers (mica and halite
  10. Fracture: the manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces, unevenly
  11. Hardness: a measure of the ability of a mineral to resist scratching, the Mohs hardness scale of 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest)
  12. Density: the ration of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance, mass –divided by – volume