Mrs. Hamilton

Technology II is a course that encourages creativity and working with the hands and a variety of technologies

Posted: December 17, 2016

Due to the storm day Friday, 7A will write their benchmark Math assessment Tues Dec 20.

So we've been learning about the scientific method in science.  We have completed a few labs as a class but now you are going to pick your own project (a pre-planned one is ok here) to practice using the scientific method!  You can use this site to help narrow down some topics. Remember this is a short-term project that is not necessarily your STEM fair project (but maybe you can expand this project later?).  Let's get messy!

Posted: December 5, 2016

Students will be participating in the 2016 Hour of Code this week! Why? "Computer science is foundational. Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Computer science is changing every industry on the planet. The basics of computer science also help nurture creativity and problemsolving skills, and prepare students for any future career" (

Over the next 10 years, there will be over 1.4 million jobs in computer science with only about 400,000 graduates qualifying for those jobs.... a shortage of about 1 million people...

Check out the attached flyer or  for more details :)

Check out @TheSTEMcell_HMS on Twitter for updates as well!

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1. Get your username and password for 'Digital Passport' from the teacher.

2. Go to and enter your username and password.

3. Navigate through the site to become familiar.

4. If you have trouble you may look through 'Seesaw' after 9:55.

Posted: November 23, 2016

Grade 8's were hard at work for their Heart Rate Lab in Science today :) Does two minutes of exercise increase your heart rate? By how much? Why? Do some exercises increase your heart rate more than others? Is 5 minutes long enough to return to a resting heart rate? So many questions to find the...

Posted: November 23, 2016

1. You will be assigned to an 'expert' group on one of six body systems. You and approximately 5 other students will be responsible for becoming an 'expert' on that body system.

2. Go to: to view your assignment.

3.  You will gather again as an 'expert' group on your system to review what you have learned and to make sure everyone has enough information to take back to their 'jigsaw' group.

4. Together with your jigsaw group, you are to create a presentation of your choosing, to teach the class about the 6 systems of the body that you learned about.

You will be assessed individually on: Interactions, Independence, Organization, Responsibility, Initiative and Knowledge

Your presentation could be a video, powerpoint, oral presentation with posters, skit, gameshow etc. Be Creative!

If you would like to print a copy of these instructions, please see the attached file :) 

Due Date: 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Posted: November 21, 2016

7A will have a Math quiz on Linear Relations, Tables of Values and Graphing on Wed Nov 23rd.  We will be reviewing your last assignment tomorrow in class and you may also rely on questions in your duotang as examples of the types of questions you will see on the quiz.

Posted: November 17, 2016

So, I haven't been posting much for STEM lately... been a bit busy (pictures may explain why! lol) So here's a bit of an update :)

Posted: November 15, 2016

1. Watch 'Cardiovascular System in under ten minutes' as a class (until 4:48):

2. Go through as a class: Username: Password: 8Ascience

3. Watch The Heart, part 1 - Under Pressure: Crash Course A&P #25:

3. On your own, research and identify parts of the human heart on the sheet provided.

Some sites to help you:





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