Science Extra Credit Opportunities – Light Unit

Dear Parents,

Your students are taking a light test today — and the majority of the work that we have done in recent weeks has been connected to the light unit.  If your children are not happy with their grades — or if you are not happy with your children’s grades — here are a few extra credit tasks that are available to raise and/or replace the scores you are unhappy with:
Discovery Education Assignment:  Transmission and Absorption — Students can find this task in the My Assignments tab of Discovery Education after signing in.  Work must be completed on notebook paper and brought back to school.
Discovery Education Assignment:  Color and the Electromagnetic Spectrum — Students can find this task in the My Assignments tab of Discovery Education after signing in.  Work must be completed on notebook paper and brought back to school.
Team Canada Jersey Task:  Mr. Ferriter likes to wear his Team Canada hockey jersey around.  When we are in a room full of white light, it appears red.  What would happen to the appearance of the jersey, though, if we changed the light bulbs in our classroom to green?  Draw an illustration showing how the jersey would look and include a written description explaining the science behind your illustration.  Remember — the jersey has white parts too!  How would those look if we had a room full of green light?
Reworks on Light OWIs:  As always, students can write a summary reflecting on the reasons that they earned individual scores on their light OWIs and then do a rework of the task.  This is something we started in class, so it should be easy to finish.
Remember that in my room, ANY student can do extra credit for ANY task.  While I only collect extra credit two or three times per quarter, I will take it from any student to improve their grades.  The amount of extra credit added to an assignment is determined by how much effort students put into their makeup task.  If students do a poor job, they won’t receive any points.  If they do a great job, I may completely replace their original grade.  Generally, I add 5-10 points to assignments after extra credit is completed.
Hope this helps,
Bill Ferriter
[category Science, Extra Credit]