Mr. Pistell, Science

HW 10/23

6th Grade – Rube Goldberg videos due last week! (see previous descriptions)

6th Grade – Review sheet due Wednesday – energytypereview

Quiz Thursday on energy types  -Kahoot:


7th Grade – Quiz next Tuesday – Chemical Substances and Reactions



– You should also be done with the element presentation


8th Grade – Quiz next Tuesday – Solar System and Metric System

– Finish review sheet by Friday astronomyreview1


Tuesday 10/17 Class Directions

Mr Pistell is on Jury Duty! Again!

  • Run a Kahoot AT EACH TABLE (tables of 4:  1 host and 3 players)
  • Pick 1 teacher/host – a great explainer (someone smart)
  • Play with random question order, and random answer order.
  • The 1 teacher must run the game on a LAPTOP and explain any answers that even 1 person got wrong. They can also explain by asking the players.
  • The 3 players should play on iPads.
  • You should play the Kahoot… Continue reading

HW Monday 10/16

6th grade – see previous links since I do not have you until Wednesday.

7th grade – Chemistry review sheet Chemistry Review 1

8th grade – Astronomy review sheet astronomyreview1

8th grade –  The Mythbusters assignment should also be finished and handed in by USB.

Weekend HW 10/13

6th grade – Rube Goldberg video due Thursday the 19th (see previous descriptions – you need 2 videos: a “successful attempt” video, and a video explaining the energies.


7th grade – Find 10 elements in food, kitchen, or bathroom products and write down where you found them. If you find more than one element in an item, that’s good! Bring in your list on Monday.


8th grade – Mythbusters final project due Tuesday – put it on a… Continue reading

Rube Goldberg Machine due Dates

6th Grade:

Rube Goldberg blueprint due Thursday October 12th blueprintrubric

Rube Goldberg video due Thursday October 19th –

There should be 2 videos made:

  1. A video of the Rube Goldberg machine running successfully.
  2. An explanation video – explaining the types of energy in the machine, and how the machine works.

The reason we split it into 2 videos is because it may take many attempts for the machine to work – so you do not want to repeat your explanation 20 times.

HW Wednesday 10/4

702 – Quiz tomorrow

701 – Quiz Friday

8th grade – Quiz Friday

6th grade – Quiz Friday

All grades – See previous posts for links to Kahoot practice and review sheets.

Mythbusters Assignment

8th Grade – The Mythbusters ROUGH DRAFT is due tomorrow – NOT the final draft! We will do peer review tomorrow.


What you SHOULD have tomorrow is all 10 requirements in your Powerpoint.


See the rubric for the 10 requirements: mythbustersrubric

Original assignment sheet: myths


Kahoot Links

6th grade Kahoot –


7th grade Kahoot –


8th grade Kahoot –

HW Monday 10/2

7th grade – Quiz Thursday – see previous review sheet links.

STEM report due Wednesday (typed or handwritten). Make sure to also attach 4 pictures to your report – one picture to represent each paragraph that you wrote. For example, if I am writing a report on the laser pointer, I would have a picture of a laser (T), Isaac Newton performing light experiments (S), how a laser is built (E), and a light equation (M). stemreport


8th… Continue reading

Weekend HW 9/29

6th grade – review sheet 6th Grade Quiz 1 Review – 2017

7th grade – review sheet7th Grade Quiz 1 Review – 2017

8th grade – review sheet8th Grade Quiz 1 Review – 2017