Science Review of the New Solar System

Overview As a result of discoveries made by the New Horizons mission and other observations, the new solar system may have many more planets than the accepted eight or nine. The new solar system may have hundreds of planets, including asteroids, moons, and dwarf planets. Rather than memorize hundreds of names, it’s more important to […]

Math Review of Uniform Motion Problems

Overview Problem-solving strategies can also be used to solve uniform motion problems that use the relationship between distance, rate, and time.  Students can first understand the problem, develop and carry out a plan, find the answer, and then check the answer. Understand the Problem Suppose one car leaves Calgary, Alberta, Canada traveling north at 56 […]

Math Review of Problem Solving with Systems of Equations

Overview Systems of two equations with two variables can also be used to solve problems.  In order to solve the problem, it can be translated to a system of equations.  Once the problem is understood, students can make a plan, find the answer, and check to make sure it is correct. Understand the Problem In […]

English Review of Paragraphs

Overview Individual sentences express complete thoughts, and individual paragraphs support main ideas.  The development of paragraphs flows naturally to the development of arguments to support a central idea. Paragraph Length All the sentences in a paragraph support one main idea.   Suppose a journalist were writing an article about a city meeting.  She may choose to […]

English Review of Sentences

Overview A sentence is a group of words that form a complete thought.  There are different types of sentences depending on what they contain. Complete Sentence Students are often asked to write answers to essay questions in complete sentences.  A complete sentence has a noun that acts as a subject, and a verb that is […]

Science Review of Storms on the Sun

Overview Eruptions of light and other forms of radiation from the sun affect conditions on and near Planet Earth, causing geomagnetic storms, solar radiation storms, and radio blackouts.  Some types of “storms on the sun” include solar flares, coronal mass ejections, high-speed solar wind, and solar energetic particles. Solar Flare Solar flares come from the […]

Science Review of the Eight Senses

Overview The five senses of vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell are familiar.  However, people have three more senses that are critical to everyday life –vestibular, or sense of balance; proprioceptive, or sense of where one is in space; and interoceptive, or the body’s sense of what is going on internally.  Although those senses are […]