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KAY BLAHA
KAY BLAHA  - 6th Grade Science Teacher
Profile Last Updated on 04/17/14
 
  • Rockport-Fulton Middle School (6-8)
  • (361)790-2230
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About Me

NAME: Kay Blaha

SCHOOL: Middle School

CLASS:  6th grade Science

SCHOOL PHONE: 790-2230

About The Teacher

  Howdy! I have a BS from Texas A&M in Animal Science and have also studied Geology at UT Dallas. I have 15 years of experience working in the oil industry and have also worked with veterinarians and managed a miniature horse ranch. I love teaching science and feel I can bring lots of real world experiences to the classroom. I am very excited about working with the Middle School team and your children.           

Mission

Mission For The Class

It is my personal mission to provide a safe, inviting, and enriched learning environment in order to stimulate each child's interest and knowledge in the ever changing world of science.

Interests

Surfing with my daughter, wade fishing, and gardening

Books and Links

 http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/ - Plotting the Course Career planning

Upcycle Ideas

 http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/amazing-house-made-entirely-of-plastic-bottles-from-argentina-photos.html

 http://www.upcyclemagazine.com/category/projects 

 http://www.upcyclethat.com/

 http://upcyclingit.com/

http://pinterest.com/ohrubbish/oh-rubbish-upcycled-projects/

http://www.thatwasawhat.blogspot.com/2012/08/another-tire-saved-from-landfill.html

  

Energy Research

 

 

 ENERGY SONGS

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uLSFigtLKg  Law of Conservation of Energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl4g7T5gw1M Potential/Kinetic

 

ENERGY VIDEO CLIPS 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqDsi2VecDE - Types of Energy Mrs. Smith & Timmy

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAeOP2MfrDY - precipitate video

          http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/education/taxonomy.php

 

 SPACE TRAVEL

Force & Motion

 

 SIMPLE MACHINES

http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm

http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html

http://sln.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/spotlight3.html

 

 

  

KAY BLAHA's Schedule

 TimeClassRoom
1 8:10 - 9:15 6 Advisory 616
2 9:18 - 10:18 6 Science 616
3 10:21 - 11:21 Planning/Conference  
4 11:24 - 12:24 Science 616
5 12:59 - 1:59 Science 616
6 2:02 - 3:02 Science 616
7 3:05 - 4:05 Science 616

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My Colleagues

FAQ

 
What TEKS are we studying?

1st 6 weeks:  Science Safety and Procedures and Physical Properties of Matter

  6.1A Demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in the Texas Safety Standards

6.4B Design and implement experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology

6.2A Plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology

6.2C Collect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers

6.2D Construct tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns

6.2E Analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations communicate valid conclusions supported by the data and predict trends

6.4A Use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including journals/notebooks, beakers, Petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum

6.6A Compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability

6.6B Calculate density to identify an unknown substance

6.6C Test the physical properties of minerals, including hardness, color, luster, and streak

2nd Six Weeks: Chemistry

6.5A Know that an element is a pure substance represented by a chemical symbol.

6.5B Recognize that a limited number of the many known elements comprise the largest portion of solid Earth, living matter, oceans and atmosphere.

6.5C Differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level.

6.5D Identify the formation of a new substance by using the evidence of a possible chemical change such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or a color change.

3rd Six Weeks - Energy

6.7A Research and debate the advantages and disadvantages of using coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and solar resources.

6.7B Design a logical plan to manage energy resources in the home, school, or community.

6.9C Demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light energy.

 

School Supplies List

Pencils and paper

folder with pockets & brads