Welcome to 7th Grade Science, 2016-2017!  

Daily/weekly agendas will be posted here, along with due dates and some details.  Check the Daily Agenda when looking for information about this class. Below are the agendas for each week of school so far: 

Week of May 22 – 26, 2017:

Tuesday, 5/23/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

Monday, 5/22/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

Introduction to Plants:

  1. Learning Targets

2.Seedfolks”, by Paul Fleischman

  1. Set up Journal: Table of Contents, first page
  2. Chapter 1 – “Kim”

3.Seed Information Chart and Vocabulary

4.Bring in your garden equipment Tuesday!

Week of May 15 – 19, 2017: 

Friday, 5/19/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Thurs. Lesson Below:

Thursday, 5/18/17 – C – Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Seeds? Turn in on stool, name on pkg. Today: worth +7 pts

  1. Handout: What to Bring For  Garden Project – DUE by Tues.

Introduction to Genetics:

  1. DUE: Lab – Genetic Monster – share, turn in
  2. Quiz #7 – Intro to Genetics
  3. 5-min Silent review
  4. Quiz – name on ALL parts
  5. Turn in Quiz
  6. Video – “Dogs and More Dogs” – notes

Wednesday, 5/17/17 – State Testing in AM; All Periods (short) in PM: 

  1.  Review of Intro. to  Genetics: two handouts. 

Tuesday, 5/16/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Mon. Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

1.Any seeds to turn in? (+9 pts today)

Introduction to Genetics:

  1. Warm Up –
  2. Use book to finish notes on Incomplete Dominance and Study Guide
  1. Lab – Genetic Monster – start, homework – due next class

Quiz #7 – Introduction to Genetics 

Thurs. 5/18 – (Per. 5);   Fri. 5/19 –(Per. 1,2,6)

Monday, 5/15/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

  1. Quiz #6 Returned for keeps!
  2. Seeds due Today!– turn in, name on pkg. (+10pt)

Introduction to Genetics:

  1. Warm Up – Sheep Generations & Aliens
  2. Punnett Practice, Incomplete/Codominance
  3. Study Guide – Intro – Mendel

Quiz #7 – Introduction to Genetics

Thurs. 5/18 – (Per. 5);   Fri. 5/19 –(Per. 1,2,6)

Week of May 8 – 12, 2017: 

Friday, 5/12/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 :

  1. Quiz #6 Corrections by TODAY

2.Seeds due next Monday 5/15 – turn in if you have them, name on pkg.

Introduction to Genetics:

  1. Learning Targets – Quiz #7 on Fri. 5/19
  2. Dog Called Spot – finish if needed
  3. Punnett Squares – handout
  4. Study Guide – Intro – Mendel

Thursday, 5/11/17 – Testing Day – 

Testing in morning

Per. 5 & 6 in afternoon:  Genetics video: “The Journey of Humans” – Notes

Wednesday, 5/10/17 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

  1. Corrections by Friday, 5/12

2.Seeds due next Monday 5/15 – turn in

    if you have them, name on pkg.

Introduction to Genetics:

  1. Finish Vocab & Rules – if needed
  2. Dog Called Spot 
  3. Punnett Squares – handout

Tuesday, 5/9/17 – B – Day – Per. 6: See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

1.Any seeds to turn in? Due by Mon. 5/15

2.Quiz #6 Corrections by Fri. 5/12

Introduction to Genetics:

  1. Finish Seed Information
  2. Finish Vocabulary and Rules

C. Practice: Dog Called Spot  Monday, 5/8/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

1.Return Quiz #6 –  Corrections by Friday, 5/12

  1. Garden Project – Seeds due next Mon. (Per. 1,2,5); Tues. (Per. 6)

  Genetics:

  1. 3. Introduction to Genetics:
  2.   Vocabulary and Rules

Week of May 1 – May 5, 2017:

Friday, 5/5/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Thursday Lesson Below:

Thursday, 5/4/17 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

Genetics:

1.Introduction to Genetics:

  1. Traits Survey
  2. Looking at some human traits
  3. Vocabulary

Wednesday, 5/3/17 – Testing Day 

  1.  Morning: Testing in Period 1
  2. Afternoon: Per. 1 and 2:  Intro. to Genetics Video: “Journey of Man” – notes

Tuesday 5/2/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5: 

Geology:

1.Quiz #6 – Earth History and Earth Movement

  1. Review Learning Targets
  2. Silent Review – 5 minutes
  3. Quiz #6

2.Study Guides 1-5 –

  1. Make sure they are completed
  2. Make sure they are corrected
  3. Turn in all                    
  4. 3. Introduction to Genetics – Survey of Traits

Monday 5/1/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

Geology:

1.Return Papers

2.New Seating

3.Finish Video – “Cascadia” and notes

4.Earthquake Preparedness – handout

  1. Finish Study Guides and scoring

Next Class:

Quiz #6 – Earth History (all LTs) and Earth  Structure and Movement (all LTs)   –   Tues 5/2 (per 2&5), Thurs. 5/4 (per. 1&6)

Week of April 24 – 28, 2017: 

Friday, 4/28/17 – E-Day – All Classes: 

Geology:

  1. 1. Earthquakes – Cascadia Subduction Zone

    Video: “Cascadia – The Hidden Fire”

    Notes

2.Earthquake Preparedness – Handout

Quiz #6 – Earth History (all LTs) and Earth Structure and Movement (all LTs)                    Tues 5/2 (per 2&5), Thurs. 5/4 (per. 1&6)

Thursday, 4/27/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 4/26/17 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

Geology:

1.Plate Tectonics:

    Lab Activity – Day 3 tasks:

  1. Get in group, review map info
  2. Divide into groups
  3. Learning and teaching
  4. Turn in final lab papers:

colored map, completed questions (front/back)

2.Finish Study Guides and scoring 

Quiz #6 – Earth History (all LTs) and Earth

  Structure and Movement (all LTs)

  Tues 5/2 (per 2&5), Thurs. 5/4 (per. 1&6)

Tuesday, 4/25/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

Geology:

  1. Lab – Plate Tectonics
  2. Finish coloring/plotting data
  3. With your group, answer specialty questions

2.Work on, finish study guides

  1. Be sure to add extra info Sec. 2&3
  2. Score Study guides

Quiz #6 – Earth History (all LTs) and Earth Structure and Movement (all LTs)

    Tues 5/2 (per 2&5), Thurs. 5/4 (per. 1&6)

Monday, 4/24/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

Geology:

1.Plate Tectonics:

    Lab Activity – Day 1 tasks

Finish Study Guides and scoringWeek of April 17-21, 2017:

Friday, 4/21/17 – E-Day – All Classes: 

Geology: 

  1.  Plate Tectonics – Video “Continents Adrift” – notes
  2. Continue/finish study guides

Thursday 4/20/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday 4/19/17 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5: 

Geology:

  1. Earth’s History -– read & study guides
  2. Chapter 3:
  3. Section 1 – Earth’s Story and
  4. Section 5 – Time Marches On
  5. Section 4 – Looking at Fossils
  6. Section 2 – Relative Dating
  7. Section 3 – Absolute Dating
  8. Additions to study guides
  9. Score Study guides

Tuesday, 4/18/17 – B-Day – Per. 6: See Mon. Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

Geology:

  1. Earth’s History -– read & study guides
  2. Chapter 3:
  3. Section 1 – Earth’s Story and
  4. Section 5 – Time Marches On
  5. Section 4 – Looking at Fossils

Monday, 4/17/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

  Geology:

1.Return papers, grade printout

  1. Geologic Time: Handout,

     Per. 2 & 5: Video and notes

  1. Work on Ch. 3 Study Guides – Sections 1, 4, 5 

Week of April 10-14, 2017:  (previous 2 weeks got deleted in computer glitch…sorry)

Friday, 4/14/17 – E-Day – All Classes: 

Geology:

  1. Quiz Corrections by lunch today

2.Finish Rock Cycle Book – Due Today

  1. Final Check, teacher signed
  2. Turn in completed YELLOW sheet
  3. Earth’s History -– read & study gds
  4. Section 1 – Earth’s Story and Who First Listened
  1. Section 5 – Time Marches On
  2. Section 4 – Looking at Fossils

Thursday, 4/13/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 4/12/17 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

  Geology:

1.Quiz #5 – Corrections due by Tomorrow (Friday) 4/14

  1. Rock Cycle Book Final Due by Tomorrow (checked & approved)

    Turn in yellow sheet Tomorrow (Friday)

3.Geologic Time: Video and notes

4.Work on Ch. 3 Study Guides – Section 1,5,4

Tuesday, 4/11/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Mon. Lesson Below; Per 2&5:

Geology:

  1. 3rd Quarter Binder Check – today
  2. Earth’s History, Section 1 & 5– read and study guide
  3.          Section 1 – Earth’s Story and Who First Listened
  1.          Section 5 – Time Marches On
  2. Work on Final Rock Cycle Book – all MUST be complete by Friday

Monday, 4/10/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

  Geology:

1.Return Quiz #5 – Corrections due by Friday 4/14

  1. Rock Cycle Book – What Step???
  2.   Step 4 – Combined Rough Draft
  3. Teacher Check
  4. Step 5 – Final Draft
  5. Teacher Check
  6. This is the Last Day to work on in class

3.3rd Qtr Science Binder Check: Tomorrow (Per. 2&5), Wed. (Per. 1&6)

Week of March 13 – 17, 2017:

Wednesday, 3/15/17 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

Tuesday, 3/14/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Mon. Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

Geology:

1.Lab – Mineral ID using a Dichotomous Key   

  1. Make mineral observations
  2. Use key to identify mineral
  3. Turn in completed data table and identification

2.Minerals in Everyday Life

  1. Choose two (or more) items to analyze

Monday, 3/13/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

Geology –

1.Mineral ID Foldy Paper –Turn in if you didn’t on Friday 

2.Dichotomous Key – Classification

  1. Strange Shapes
  2. Extinct Animals

3.Lab – Mineral ID using a Dichotomous Key 

Week of March 6 – 10, 2017: 

Friday, 3/10/17 – E-Day – All Classes –

Geology:

  1. Foldy Paper: “ How To Identify Minerals
  1.       A. 10-minutes: Final Draft
  2.       B. Use Checklist to make sure it’s complete
  1.        C. Turn in
  2. Dichotomous Key – How to identify an unknown object
  3. Thursday, 3/9/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 3/8/17 – C – Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

Geology

  1. Foldy Paper: “ How To Identify

  Minerals”

  1. Checklist – Review
  2. Rough Draft – Complete?
  3. Final Draft – Work on Today,

    Finished? Due Tomorrow (Friday, 3/10/17)

Tuesday, 3/7/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5: 

Geology:

1.Finish PPT? – Mineral ID

2.Foldy Paper: “ How To Identify

    Minerals

  1. Requirements
  2. Rough Draft

  c. Begin Final Draft 

Monday, 3/6/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,6: 

Geology

  1. Science Journal: Rocks and Minerals

  – Answers to Quick Check

  1. Video: “A Brief Introduction to Minerals”

  notes

  1. Finish PPT – Mineral ID

   

Week of February 27 – March 3, 2017: 

Friday, 3/3/17 – E-Day – All Classes: 

A.  You need your Science Journal – “Unit 3: Rocks and Minerals” 

  1. Read and Highlight Article 
  2. Paste Article and Questions in Journal, Complete Table of Contents
  3. Answer Questions on “Quick Check”
  4. Textbook Inventory – Finish Intro to Geology Topics of Interest
  5. “Inner Earth” – wordsearch

Thursday, 3/2/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below: 

Wednesday, 3/1/17 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

Geology

  1. Finish Video “Rocks and Minerals”
  2. Identifying Minerals, ppt and notes
  3. Introduction to Geology – textbook

Tuesday, 2/28/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

Chemistry:

  1. Anymore notes to turn in? Staple, put on stool

Geology:

  1. New Unit: Geology – Learning Targets – go over
  2. Video – “Rocks and Minerals” – notes

Monday, 2/27/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

Chemistry –

  1. Turn in Lab – Chemical Reaction in a Bag
  2. Finish all notes, staple and turn in:
  3. Four States of Matter (yellow)
  4. Crossword Puzzle – Know Your States
  5. States of Matter Notes (pink)

Geology –

  1. Introduction to Geology – textbook

Week of February 20-24, 2017: 

Friday, 2/24/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Thursday Lesson Below: 

Thursday, 2/23/17 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Chemistry:

  1. A. Lab – Chemical Reactions in a Bag:
  2. Review with partner what next steps are
  3. Design and conduct labs (with approval)
  4. Test Variables, clean up
  5. Finish Conclusion Questions
  6. Turn in both labs, stapled

2.Work on last notes: States of Matter – Use textbook

Wednesday, 2/22/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

  1. Chemistry:
  2.    A. Lab –CuCl2 – Turn In Completed Lab           
  3.    B.   Lab – Chemical Reactions in a Bag:
  4.            Review Questions you and partner asked
  5.            New Lab Sheet: What to do?
  6.            Begin Lab Designs (materials, procedure, etc)
  1.            Begin Testing Variables when approved  

Tuesday, 2/21/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

Chemistry

  1. Physical and Chemical Changes
  2. Lab: Chemical Reaction in a Bag 

    – Read Lab Procedure with partner

    – Divide tasks for materials

    – Begin lab and observations

    – Complete lab sheet

    – Clean up lab materials and

    lab work area 

  1. Finish and turn in: Copper Chloride lab – HOMEWORK if not done

Monday, 2/20/17 – No School – President’s Day

Week of February 13 – 17, 2017: 

Friday, 2/17/17 – E-Day – All Classes: 

  1. Score Science Journal – Particles in Motion
  2. Lab – Day 2 Observations – CuCl2 – Physical and Chemical Changes
  3. Work on any text notes that aren’t complete

Thursday, 2/16/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 2/15/17 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

Chemistry

  1. Physical and Chemical Changes
  2. What’s the difference? Examples
  3. Lab – Observing Physical and Chemical Changes
  4. States of Matter Notes & handout– use textbook
  1. Finish Four States of Matter( yellow)
  2. Finish crossword puzzle
  3. E. Work on: Science Journal “Particles inMotion” Due Fri. 2/17/17

Tuesday, 2/14/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

  1. Chemistry:
  2. Turn in PhET Lab – “States of Matter” due today
  3.   Lab – pH Testing
  4.          What is pH?
  5.          How to test it
  6.          Complete lab, turn it in 
  7. Finish notes (pink sheet) and “Know Your States”  
  8.  Work on Sci. Journal Entry

Due – Friday, February 17 – Science Journal Entry: Score in class

Monday, 2/13/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

Chemistry –

  1. Lab Simulation: States of Matter –

    Phet – handout & Computer  – Finish and Turn in

  1. States of Matter Notes and handout – use textbook
  2. C. Science Journal “Particles in Motion” Due Fri. 2/17/17

Week of February 6-10, 2017: 

Friday, 2/10/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Thursday Lesson Below:

Thursday, 2/9/17 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below: Per. 5: 

Chemistry –

  1. Answers to Vocabulary: Know Your States Crossword Pzl
  2. Lab Simulation: States of Matter –

    Phet – handout & Computer 

  1. Work on, Finish, Turn in Lab?
  2. Science Journal “Particles in

    Motion” Due Fri. 2/17/17

Wednesday, 2/8/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

You Need Your Science Journal Today!

1.Chemistry:

  1. Particles In Motion – Journal Entry and Questions

    Due – Friday, February 17 – Score in class

  1. Finish and turn in Lab – Distillation
  2. Finish: Four States of Matter – handout, use book
  3. Finish “Know Your States” crossword
  4. Work on Sci. Journal Entry

Tuesday, 2/7/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

1.Return Papers – Quiz #4 for keeps – put in Quiz section

2.New Seating

3.Chemistry

  1. Lab Demo – Distillation Process – Fossil Fuels
  2. Work on finishing Lab questions. Turn in on stool
  3. States of Matter – handout and notes – Use textbook
  1. “Know Your States” – Ch. 2 Vocabulary Crossword puzzle

Monday, 2/6/17 – No Classes – Planning day for teachers, end of 2nd Quarter

Week of January 30 – February 3, 2017: 

Friday, 2/3/17 – E-Day, All Classes (shortened classes due to ice):

1.Chemistry

  1. Lab Demo – Distillation Process – Work on finishing Lab questions. Turn in?

Thursday, 2/2/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 2/1/17 – C-day – Per. 1&6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5: 

1.Chemistry

  1. States of Matter
  2. Lab Demo – Distillation Process – handout and notes
  3. Four States of Matter – handout/notes

Tuesday, 1/31/17 – B-day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

1.2nd Quarter Binder Check – final check and turn in

2.Finish Hybrid Slider

3.Chemistry:

    Four States of Matter – handout and notes

Monday, 1/30/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.Return Papers

2.Return Quiz #4 – Corrections by Friday, 2/3

3.2nd Quarter Binder Checklist

  January 31, 2017 (Per. 2 & 5), February 1, 2017 (Per. 1 & 6)

4.Hybrid Engines – How do they work?

Week of January 23 – 27, 2017:

Friday – 1/27/17 – E-Day – All Classes

Auto Show Field Trip! Meet in your 6th Period Class

Thursday, 1/26/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wed. .Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 1/25/17 – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.2nd Quarter Binder Checklist – Binder Check is NEXT WEEK:

  January 31, 2017 (Per. 2 & 5), February 1, 2017 (Per. 1 & 6)

2.History of the Automobile – video and notes

3.Hybrid Engines – How do they work?

4.Reminders about Auto Show

ALL LATE WORK FOR 2ND QUARTER

DUE ON THURSDAY 1/26!

Tuesday, 1/24/17 – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Auto Show:

  1. How does a combustion engine work?
  2. History of the Automobile
  3. Hybrid Cars – How do they work?
  4. Assignment: Find out the year, make, model and gas mileage of your family car for next lesson

ALL LATE WORK FOR 2ND QUARTER DUE ON THURSDAY 1/26!

Monday, 1/23/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

1.Chemistry:

  1. Select Academy for 2nd Semester Link:

  https://goo.gl/forms/pNHd9V5ysnKRb9PV2

  1. Quiz #4 Review – 5 minutes
  2. Turn in – Finished Study Guides (not Per. 1)
  3. Quiz #4 Periodic Table, Atoms, Molecules

2.Auto Show:

  1. How a combustion engine works
  2. History of the Automobile

Week of January 16 – 20, 2017: 

Friday, 1/20/17 – E-Day – All Classes: 

1.Chemistry:

  1. Academy Offerings for 2nd Semester
  2. Review Learning Targets for Quiz
  3. Finish Study Guides – keep for study; Due day of quiz
  4. Study for Quiz
  5. Build-an-Atom Simulation

Quiz #4 – Periodic Table, Atoms, Molecules:

Monday, 1/23/17 – Per. 1,2,5     Tuesday, 1/24/17 – Per. 6

Thursday, 1/19/17 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wed. Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 1/18/17 – C-Day – Per. 5: 

1.Chemistry:

A.Element-Go-Round – handout

B.Work on Study Guide – Intro to Atoms – turn in

C.Build an Atom Simulation

Quiz #4 – Periodic Table, Atoms,

Molecules:  Monday, 1/23/17 – Per. 1,2,5  Tuesday, 1/24/17 – Per. 6

Wednesday, 1/18/17 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6

1.Chemistry:

  1. Warm Up – Handout
  2. Build-an-Atom, Build-a-Molecule Simulation
  3. Finish Study Guide – turn in

Quiz #4 – Periodic Table, Atoms,

Molecules:  Monday, 1/23/17 – Per. 1,2,5  Tuesday, 1/24/17 – Per. 6

Students in Academy/Mock Trial: UPDATE:  Trial has been confirmed for reschedule:  Thursday, Feb. 2.  Judges Norby and Karabeika are available. 

I’m looking into rescheduling the trial to the following week.  I need to see if our Clackamas County Judges are available. 

Students in Science: Quiz #4 – Periodic Table and Structure of Atoms that was scheduled for this Thursday, 1/19 – Will be rescheduled for next week. 

Tuesday, 1/17/17 – No School, Snow Day

Monday, 1/16/17 – No School, MLK Remembrance Day

Week of January 9 – 13, 2017:

Wednesday, 1/11 – Friday, 1/13/17 – NO SCHOOL, SNOW DAYS

Tuesday, 1/10/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 See Wednesday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

1.Chemistry:

  1. Warm Up – Handout
  2. Element –Go –Round – Handout
  3. Build-an-Atom, Build-a-Molecule Simulation
  4. Finish Study Guide – turn in

Quiz #4 – Periodic Table, Atoms, Molecules: Thursday, 1/19/17

                    All Classes

Monday, 1/9/17 – A-Day (late start) –

Per. 1 -See Wed. 1/4/17 Lesson below;

        Per. 2&5 – See Friday 1/6/17 Lesson Below

Week of January 3 – 6, 2017 – Happy New Year!

Friday, 1/6/17 – D-Day – Per. 2 – See Thursday Lesson Below; Per. 1 & 6: 

  1. Chemistry – Finish Video – “Hunting the Elements” – notes and discussion

Thursday, 1/5/17 – C-Day – Per. 1, 6, 5: 

  1. Chemistry:  Video – “Hunting the Elements” – notes and discussion

Wednesday, 1/4/17 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Chemistry

A.Finish Structure of Atoms PPT – notes

B.Practice Drawing Atoms – handout

C.Atomic Structure – Isotopes and Ions – handout

D.Work on Study Guide – Intro to Atoms

Tuesday, 1/3/17 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.Chemistry:

  1. Review Learning Targets (white, full sheet, quiz section)
  2. Do You Remember Element Names and Symbols? –Review
  3. The Structure of Atoms – PPT and Notes

    – You need red, blue, green pencil or marker

Monday, 1/2/17 – No School – New Year’s Day Observed

Week of December 12 – 16, 2016: 

Friday, 12/16/16 – No School – Snow Day – Have a wonderful Winter Break! 

Thursday, 12//15/16 – No School – Snow Day!

Wednesday, 12/14/16 – E-Day – All Classes: 

1.Chemistry:

  1. Video: Bill Nye, “Atoms” – notes (Per. 2 only)
  2. Study Guide – “Intro. To Atoms

    – Finish and Turn in

  1. Element Wordsearch

Today is last day to make Quiz #3 corrections – at lunch

Tuesday, 12/13/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Monday Lesson below:

Monday, 12/12/16 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday 12/6 Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Remember your new seat!

2.Chemistry:

  1. Return Quiz #3 – Corrections by Wednesday this week
  2. Element Cube DUE TODAY!
  3. Score your UNFOLDED project (OK if it’s already cubed)
  1. Fold into Cube
  2. Present to class
  3. Video: Bill Nye, “Atoms” – notes
  4. Study Guide – “Intro. To Atoms”

Week of December 5 – 9, 2016:

Thursday, 12/8 and Friday, 12/9/16 – No School – Snow Days!

Be sure to have your Element Cube ready for scoring upon our return

Wednesday, 12/7/16 – Early Release – All Classes: 

1.New Seating!

2.Chemistry:

  1. Quiz #3 – Element Names and Symbols – THE REAL THING!!
  2. Element Cube Project: Do you have Final Paper?–

FINAL CUBE DUE THIS WEEK:  Thurs. Per. 5; Fri. Per. 1,2,6

  1. Video: Bill Nye, “Atoms” – notes

   Tuesday, 12/6/16 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday lesson below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.  Chemistry

  1. Element Practice Quiz #6 – graded in class
  2. B. Element Project – Do you need final cube paper?

ELEMENT CUBE IS DUE ON Thurs. (Per. 5), Wed.(1,2,6)

C.Finish Lab – Element Samples – turn in

D.Study Guide – Introduction to Atoms

Quiz #3 – 40 Elements: Names & Symbols All Classes: Wednesday, 12/7/16 – (Early Release)

Monday, 12/5/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.Chemistry:

  1. Element Practice Quiz #5 – graded in class
  2. Element Cube Project: Do you have Final Paper?–

FINAL CUBE DUE THIS WEEK: Thurs. Per. 5; Fri. Per. 1,2,6

  1. Finish:Periodic Table of Elements – Powerpoint Notes
  2. Lab – Element Samples – finish & turn in
  3. Study Guide – Atoms – begin

Quiz #3 – 40 Elements: Names & Symbols Wednesday, 12/7/16 – All Classes  (Early Release)

Week of November 28 – December 2, 2016:

Friday, 12/2/16 – E-Day – All Classes:

1.Chemistry:

  1. Element Practice Quiz #4 – graded in class
  2. Element Cube Project: Are you ready for Final Paper?– FINAL CUBE DUE NEXT WEEK: Thurs. Per. 5; Fri. Per. 1,2,6
  3. Finish:Periodic Table of Elements – Powerpoint Notes
  1. Begin Lab – Element Samples

Quiz #3 – 40 Elements: Names & Symbols – Wednesday, 12/7/16 – All Classes (Early Release)

Thursday, 12/1/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6:  See Wed. Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 11/30/16 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Chemistry:

  1. Element Practice Quiz #3 – graded in class
  2. Element Cube Project: Final Info For Cube Complete –  Paper for final cube given – FINAL CUBE DUE NEXT WEEK (Thurs. Per. 5, Fri. Per. 1,2,6)
  3. Periodic Table of Elements  Powerpoint Notes

Quiz #3 – 40 Elements: Names & Symbols Wednesday, 12/7/16 – All Classes  (Early Release)

Tuesday, 11/29/16 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

  1.  Chemistry
    1. Element Practice Quiz #2 – graded in class
    2. B. Element Project – Next Steps, more info. Using

        computers for research

    Quiz #3 – 40 Elements: Names & Symbols

    All Classes:  Wednesday, 12/7/16 (Early Release)

    Monday, 11/28/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5 – 

1.Return Papers – Quiz #2 – for keeps. Put in Quiz Section

2.Chemistry:

  1. Element Practice Quiz #1 – graded in class
  2. An Element of your own – gather info.
  3. Periodic Table of Elements – Begin Powerpoint Notes
  1. Quiz #3 – Elements: 40 Names and Symbols  All Classes: Wednesday, 12/7/16 (Early Release)

Week of November 14 – 18, 2016:

Friday, 11/18/16 – Turkey Trot Day – All Classes – 30 minutes:

  1.  Finish and turn in Chemistry Textbook Inventory
  2. Turkey Time!!!  – Parts of a Turkey, color and wordsearch

Thursday, 11/17/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wed. lesson below: 

Wednesday, 11/16/16 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tuesday lesson below; Per. 5:

1.Turn in: Lab – Paper Chromotography – All Parts on stools

    Return ones that were turned in…

2.Periodic Table of Elements

  1. Handout – Need colored pencils: blue, red, green
  2. The Element Song, by Tom Lehrer
  3. The Element Song, sung by Daniel Radcliffe

Tuesday, 11/15/16 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday lesson below; Per. 2&5:

 Lab – Paper Chromatography

  1. Finish Data Table Calculations
  2. Graph Data for each marker
  3. Pick up Step 4: Analyzing and Interpreting Results Complete all questions
  1. Turn in: (Do Not Staple Parts)

    Step 1 and Step 2 – Question And Procedure

    Step 3 – Collecting and Presenting

    Step 4 – Analyzing and Interpreting Results

  1. Finish and turn in: Text book Inventory; Study Element Symbols

QUIZ #2 Corrections by TODAY- Lunch

Monday, 11/14/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

  1. Tuesday is last day for Quiz #2 Corrections (Sci. Inquiry/Method)

    – come in at lunch if you got NP on this quiz

2.Lab – Paper Chromotography

  1. Get Chromatograms from window sill, return straw
  2. Attach chromatogram to new lab sheet
  3. Calculate Rf factor for each strip

    YOU NEED A CALCULATOR!

  1. Graph results in color (handout)

Week of November 7-11, 2016: 

No School Friday, 11/11 – Veteran’s Day

Thursday, 11/10/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 11/9/16 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Chemistry:

  1. Did you pick up Learning Targets?
  2. Return: Element Pre-Test – Use Periodic Table to Correct
  3. Introduction to Matter – textbook
  4. Get Book (when instructed to do so)
  5. Begin Inventory of textbook

Tuesday, 11/8/16 – B-Day – Per. 6: See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

  1. Lab – Paper Chromatography
  2. Finish Part 2: Prep for Lab – 4 strips, labeled, hole punched, ink lines (Steps 1-5) – show Ms. Bell
  1. Part 2, Steps 6-12 – Read with Partner and Begin Testing the four strips/ink
  1. Put all four strips on the straw and bring to Ms. Bell so that they can

    dry at window sill

QUIZ #2 Corrections by Monday 11/14

Monday, 11/7/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

1.Return Quiz #2 – Corrections by Thursday, 11/10

2.Chemistry:

  1. Did you pick up Learning Targets?
  2. Element Pre-Test
  3. Lab – Paper Chromotography
  4. Introduction
  5. Solutes and Solvents
  6. Prep for Lab – Part 1

Week of October 31 – November 4, 2016:

Friday, 11/4/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Thurs. Lesson Below:

1.Turn in Data Table & Graph – Cut Flowers Experiment (stool)

2.Quiz #2 – Scientific Method

  1. Review Learning Targets
  2. 5-minute silent review time
  3. Quiz #2 – complete and turn in
  4. Next unit of study: Chemistry

    Pick up Learning Targets, read and rank

Periodic Table of Elements in Planner pg. 125

Thursday, 11/3/16 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Wed. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Turn in Data Table & Graph – Cut Flowers Experiment (stool)

2.Quiz #2 – Scientific Method

  1. Review Learning Targets
  2. 10-minute silent review time
  3. Quiz #2 – complete and turn in
  4. Next unit of study: Chemistry –Pick up Learning Targets, read and rank

Wednesday, 11/2/16 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 2&5:

1.Parts of an Experiment

  1. Rough Draft – Data Table design – show Ms. Bell
  2. On graph paper: Final Draft – Data Table

    Use “Cut Flower” data to complete

  1. Rough Draft – Graph design – show Ms. Bell
  2. On graph paper: Final Draft – Graph

    Use “Cut Flower” data to complete

  1. Turn in all (on stool) – homework if not completed

Quiz #2 – Thurs. – Per. 5; Friday – Per. 1,2,6

Tuesday, 11/1/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

1.Return Papers

2.Turn in Mystery Lab on stool (Lab + Conclusion – stapled)

  1. Parts of an Experiment – Handout and Notes
  2. Controlled Experiment
  3. Setting up the Experiment
  4. Independent and Dependent Variables
  5. Collecting and Presenting Data

    – Data Tables and Graphs – Assignment

Quiz #2 – Thurs. – Per. 5; Friday – Per. 1,2,6

Monday, 10/31/16 – No School – End of First Quarter

Week of October 24 – 28, 2016: 

Friday, 10/28/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Thursday Lesson Below:

Thursday, 10/27/16 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Quiz #2 – Scientific Method/Inquiry

  1. Thursday, 11/3 – Per. 5
  2. Friday, 11/4 – Per. 1,2,6
  3. Review Learning Targets

2.Lab – Mystery Checks

A.Get with group – write ‘bullets’ of conclusion

B.Review ½ Blue sheet to use for writing final conclusion

C.Write conclusion on separate paper, following guidelines on blue sheet

D.Answer questions on last page

E.Staple all together and turn in

Wednesday, 10/26/16 – Early Release – All Classes: 

1.Science Binder Check

2.Reading: What is Science – Packet

    A. Reading

    B. Key Words

Tuesday, 10/25/16 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Lab – Mystery Checks

A.In Your Group: Review what data you have now and what your current inference is about this family

B.Get the next set of 4 checks and continue with your data collection and inferences

C.When you’ve completed the last set,

    review as a group what you think

    happened.

D.Go to your own seats and INDIVIDUALLY Write your own story of what you think Happened. Use all the space. Cite your Reasoning using check numbers.

BINDER CHECK IS TOMORROW!!!!!!!

Monday, 10/24/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.Lab – Making Inferences: Mystery Checks

  1. Directions
  2. Begin Lab
  3. Hints:
  4. “Bill” is a nickname for William
  5. “body and paint” is an auto fix shop
  6. “mortuary” is where dead bodies are

    prepared for burial or cremation

Due: Science Binder Check!!!

  Wed. 10/26: All Classes! (Early Release)

Week of October 17 – 21, 2016:

Friday, 10/21/16 – E-Day, All Classes:

  1.  Scientific Method:
    1. Finish Mythbusters Experiments: DO Try This At Home
    2. Reading:  What is Science – Packet – Steps of Science

2.  1st Qtr Binder Check is Wed. 10/26 – See Checklist Given Yesterday

Thursday, 10/20/16 – D-Day, Per. 1,2,6 – See Wed. Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 10/19/16 – C-Day, Per. 1 & 6: See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

  1.  Science Binder Checklist – 1st Qtr Binder Check Wed. 10/26
  2. Scientific Method: Mythbusters: DO Try This At Home!
    1. Video Clips – Parts of Experiments

Tuesday, 10/18/16 – B-Day, Per. 6: See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Lab – Observation and Inference of SMARTIES

  1. Finish detailed drawings and measurements
  2. Make 13 Quantitative Observations
  3. Make 13 Qualitative Observations
  4. Make 4 Inferences (identify which observations they are related to)
  5. Answer questions
  6. Turn in lab on stool (if not finished, it is homework)

Monday, 10/17/16 – A-Day, Per. 1,2,5:

1.Science News: Recap The Storm; Nobel Prize “Literature”

2.Return Papers; New Seating

3.Lab – Observation and Inference

  1. Use ALL of your Senses for Qualatative and Quantitative

             Observations – detailed drawings

      2. Make Inferences based on your  Observations

      3. Answer Lab Questions

Week of October 10 – 14, 2016 (no classes on Thursday or Friday): 

Thursday and Friday, 10/13 & 14/16 – No Classes

Wednesday, 10/12/16 – E-Day – All Classes: 

1.Science News: Columbus Day Storm, 1962

2.Turn in: Mini-Lab: Penny Observation

3.Observation and Inference – Notes

4.Lab – Observation and Inference

Quiz #1 Corrections done by Today at Lunch!

Tuesday, 10/11/16 – E-Day – All Classes: 

1.Science News: Samsung Note 7; Cannon Beach Sharks; RAIN!!

2.Flocabulary:” Scientific Method”

3.Mini-Lab: Penny Observation (must have Safety Contract)

A.Finish Lab

B.Turn in on Stool

4.Observation and Inference – Notes

  Quiz #1 Corrections done by Tomorrow!

Monday, 10/10/16 – E-Day – All Classes: 

1.Nobel Prize: Economic Sciences

2.Mini-Lab: Penny Observation (must have Safety Contract)

A.Conduct Lab

B.Making Quantitative and Qualitative

    Observations

Week of October 3-10, 2016: 

Friday, 10/7/16 – E-Day – All Classes: 

1.Nobel Prize: Peace

2.Return Quiz #1 – Corrections by Wednesday, 10/12

3.Science Journal Scoring: Earthweek – Due Today!

Thursday, 10/6/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,&6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below: 

Wednesday, 10/5/16 – C-Day – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.Nobel Prizes – Chemistry

2.Scientific Method – Steps

3.Mini-Lab: Penny Observation (must have Safety Contract)

A.Conduct Lab

B.Quantitative and Qualitative

    Observations

Science Journal Entry – EarthweekDue on Fri. 10/7

Tuesday, 10/4/16 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Nobel Prizes: Physics & Chemistry

2.Scientific Method/Inquiry

  1.    Finish Video: “Scientific Method”
  2. Observations – Quantitative and Qualitative

3.Tomorrow: Mini-Lab – Penny Observation (You MUST have your Safety Contract turned in!)

Due on Friday, Oct. 7 – Have Ready to Score in Class

Monday, 10/3/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.Return “Branches of Science” paper

     (Quiz #1 not graded yet…I get one week to grade over 100 quizzes! )

2.Nobel Prizes!

  1. History
  2. Website: www.NobelPrize.org
  3. Today’s Winner

3.New Unit: Scientific Method/Inquiry

  1. Learning Targets
  2. Video: “Scientific Method” – Notes

  Science Journal Entry – Earthweek – Due on Fri. 10/7

Week of September 26 – 30, 2016:

Friday, 9/30/16 – D-Day, – Per. 1,2,6 – See Thursday Lesson Below:

Thursday, 9/29/16 – C-Day – Per. 1&6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below; Per. 5:

  1. Warm-up: Safety First handout/answers
  2. Quiz #1:
  3. Review Learning Targets
  4. 5 min. Silent Review
  5. Take Quiz #1

3.Work on your Science Journal Entry

  1. Attach Article on the Left Page, Questions on the Right
  2. Read and highlight the article
  3. Begin answering questions below the list of questions

  Science Journal Entry – Earthweek – Due on Fri. 10/7

Wednesday, 9/28/16 – Early Release E-Day – All Classes:

1.Lab Safety:

  1. Safety Symbols – Compare  

2.Science Journal Set-Up:

A.You NEED YOUR SCIENCE JOURNAL TODAY!

B.Table of Contents

C.Number Pages

D.Attach first Journal Article and Questions: Earthweek 9/23/16

    Due: Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Tuesday, 9/27/16 – B-Day – Per. 6: See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Review Learning Targets

2.Lab Safety:

  1. Continue Safety Equipment in this room

B.Safety Symbols

**  Quiz #1 – Intro To Science:

     Thursday 9/29 (Per. 5)

   Friday, 9/30 – (Per. 1,2,6)**Monday, 9/26/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5:

  1. Due Today: Safety Contracts

– Turn in on front stool

2.Did you finish your Study Guide?

3.Lab Safety:

  1. Safety Equipment in This Room

**  Quiz #1 – Intro To Science:

   Thursday 9/29 (Per. 5) Friday, 9/30 – (Per. 1,2,6)**Week of September 19-23, 2016:

Friday, 9/23/16 – E-Day – All Classes: 

  1. Turn in “Branches of Science” assignment on front stool
  2. Science Reading – Textbook, Pages 3-5
  3. Study Guide 1.1, Pages 3-5 – Work on, complete
  4. Due: Safety Contract – Monday (Per. 1,2,5), Tues. (Per. 6)
  5. Reminder: Quiz #1 – Intro To Science (Thurs., Per. 5, Friday, Per. 1,2,6)

Thursday, 9/22/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday, 9/21/16 – C-Day – Per. 1&6:  See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

  1. Branches of Science:

A.Warm up : Complete/Answers

B.Review Requirements of Assignment

C.Due on Friday – Branches of Science Assignment

2.Lab Safety:

  1. Video: “Accident at Jefferson High” – notes
  2.   Safety Equipment in This Room
  3. Safety Contract: Signed and Due on Monday, 9/26

Quiz #1 – Intro To Science: Friday, 9/30 – All Classes

Tuesday, 9/20/16 – B-Day – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Branches of Science

  1. “Some Branches of Science” – go over, highlight
  2. Warm-up – 10 Questions
  3. Branches of Science Assignment
  4. Introduce Tree
  5. Select 8 Branches of Science

    Due: Branches of Sci. Tree: Friday, 9/23/16 – all classes

Monday, 9/19/16 – A-Day – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.“What is Science?” Poster

  1. Finish Final Poster – 20 minutes
  2. Check Rubric to see if all parts

                 are completed correctly

  1. On back of poster: Make a “T” chart,

             and tell who did what parts of the poster   

2.Learning Targets – Unit #1 – Intro To Science

  1. Branches of Science – need a highlighter

Week of September 12 – 16, 2016: 

Friday, 9/16/16 – E-Day – All Classes:

1.Attendance, Planners and Name Tents

2.“What is Science?”

A.Get Approved:

  1. Partner definition
  2. Rough draft of poster
  3. Begin Poster Activity – See Rubric

  You will have time to finish your poster during class on Monday but not the entire class period.

Thursday, 9/15/16 – D-Day – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday lesson below:

Wednesday, 9/14/16 – C-Day – Per. 1&6: See Tues. Lesson Below; Per. 5:

1.“What is Science?”

A.Drawings of Science

B.Key Words of Science

C.Definitions of Science

D.Begin Poster Activity – See Rubric

    Ready to turn in Monday during class

Tuesday, 9/13/16- – B-Day – Per. 6: See Monday Lesson Below; Per. 2 & 5:

1.Attendance, Planners and Name Tents

2.Due Today: Signatures (on 1 stool); Pickle Lab (other stool); Binder, divider and journal check

3.Guidelines For Success – Handout, highlight, binder

4.Color Dot Presentations – Finish

5.“What Is Science?” – pictures, words

Monday, 9/12/16 – A-Day – Periods 1,2,5:

  1.  New Seating
  2. Academy Sign-ups – Use This Link: https://goo.gl/forms/tNB0Uh5JADZW9G2d2
  3. Activity: Color Dot

Week of Sept. 6-9, 2016, First Week of School!: 

Monday, 9/5/16 – No School, Labor Day

Tuesday, 9/6/16 – 6th Grade Orientation; No School for 7th and 8th Grade

Wednesday, 9/7/16 – E-Day, All Classes (Per. 1,2,5,6):

Welcome to 7th Grade Science!! 2016-2017

    1. Attendance, Planners and Name Tents

    2.Introductions: Ms. Bell and YOU

    3.Introducing YOU: Uniquely You

Thursday, 9/8/16 – E-Day, All Classes:

1.Attendance, Planners and Name Tents

2.Materials List for this class:  Materials due: Wed. Sept. 14 (Due Tuesday for Per. 2 and 5)

3.Introducing YOU: Uniquely You

4.Letter of Introduction to Class: Signatures due: Wed. Sept. 14 (Due Tuesday for Per. 2 and 5)   

 Friday, 9/9/16  – E-day, All Classes:

1.Attendance, Planners and Name Tents

2.Letter of Introduction: Questions?  Signatures due: Wed. Sept. 14

3.Lab Demo: The Steps of Science:  Complete Questions: Due Wed. 9/14

Purpose, Materials, Procedure,  Hypothesis, Observations

  1. Complete Questions: Due Wed. 9/14

      Due:  Materials due: Wed. Sept. 14; Signatures due Wed. 9/14

       Steps of Science: Wed. Sept. 14

    PER. 2 & 5 – ALL DUE ON TUES. 9/13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Quiz #10 – Plants

2.  Seedfolks – Chapter 11

Tuesday, 6/10 – All Classes: 

1. Transplant plants to take home

2. Take apart garden (remove stakes and string)

Monday, 6/9 – All Classes: 

1. To Garden: Check Growth, collect data, water

2.  Graphing plant data – homework – Due Thursday

3.  Photosynthesis and Tropisms – notes and discussion

Week of 6/2-6/6/14: 

Friday, 6/6 – All Classes: 

1. Science Journal:  Seedfolks Ch.10– “Nora”
2.Lab – Seeds

A.  Parts of Seeds (handout)

B.  Observation and Dissect

3. Coming Up:

A. Binder Check – 6/12

B. Quiz #10 – Wed. 6/11

Thursday, 6/5 – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson

Wednesday, 6/4 – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson. Per. 5: 

1.Warm up – Leaf Observation Lab – 12 samples
2.Seedfolks – Chapter 9 – “Curtis”

3. Garden:

A.  Seed Growth Chart: check growth for all students on your chart

B.  Water

4.  Finish Video, “Plants”, notes

Tuesday, 6/3 – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson;  Per. 2 & 5: 

1.   Seedfolks  Ch. 5-8 Summary

2.Finish Plant Parts ppt and notes
3.Video – “Plants” – notes

Monday, 6/2 – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.  Seedfolks, Chapter 8 – Sae Young

2.  To Garden:  Water, Check Growth, Collect Data

3.  Finish up Plant Parts ppt, notes

Week of 5/27-5/30/14: 

Sorry to not post this week.  Lots of preparation for the Mock Trials that were on Thursday, 5/29/14 (Academy class).  For the regular science classes, we continued with our daily routine of:

1. Reading another chapter of Seedfolks

2.  Going to the garden to check on growth of our seedlings and collecting data

3.  Continuing and finishing up the Plant Parts powerpoint notes.

See me for missed chapters from Seedfolks. You should have completed and turned in the Chapter 1-4 summary that we did in class. Also, I gave out grade updates so that you know if you have missing work.

Week of 5/19 – 5/23/14:

Friday, 5/23 – All Classes:

1.  To Garden:

A.  Finish cleaning plots (weeds, smooth soil)

B.  Put in rows, markers at ends of each row

C.  Put in seeds and water…all seeds in!

Thursday, 5/22 – Per. 1,2,6 –

1.  Seedfolks Review of Chapters 1-4

2.  See Wednesday lesson below:

Wednesday, 5/21 – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson;  Per. 5:

1.  To Garden:

A.  Finish cleaning plots (weeds, smooth soil)

B.  Put in rows, markers at ends of each row

C.  Put in seeds and water (if time allows)

Tuesday, 5/20 – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson; Per. 2 & 5:

1.  Seedfolks – Ch. 4 – “Gonzalo” and “Tio Juan”

2.  To Garden – clean plots, garden design

Monday, 5/19 – Per. 1,2,5

1.  Seedfolks – Ch. 3 – “Wendell”

2.  To Garden: finish stringing plots, spread hay/straw in walkways, prep soil (weed)

Week of 5/12 – 5/16/14:

Friday, 5/16 – All Classes –

1. Garden:

a.  Begin cleaning plots, prep for planting seeds

b.  Finish class plots that need measured and staked

Thursday, 5/15 – Per. 1,2,6: 

1.Garden:

a.  Have garden shoes and gloves

b.  Jobs for setting plots

c.  Behavior in garden

d.  To Garden, set plots

Wednesday, 5/14 – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson; Per. 5: 

1. Science Journal:  Seedfolks Ch. 3 – “Wendell”
2. Garden: (not going outside today)

a.  Choose plots

b.  Seed Growth Data Table – gather info

c.  Design garden plot

Tuesday, 5/13 – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson; Per. 2 & 5: 

1.Science Journal: “Seedfolks” – Ch. 2 – Ana
2.Finish Seed Information and Vocab.
3.Garden Work:  What to Bring – tomorrow
4.Garden Plots
5.Garden Project Growth Chart

Monday, 5/12 – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.Return Papers:
a.Quiz #8 for keeps (put in Quiz section)
b.Quiz #9 – Intro to Genetics – Corrections by Fri. 5/16

2. Plant Unit

a.  Turn in Seeds (+10 pts)

b.  Learning Targets

c.  ‘Seedfolks’ – Ch. 1  ‘Kim’

d.  Seed Information

Week of 5/5 – 5/9/14: 

Friday, 5/9 – All Classes: 

1.  Scoring of Science Journal #4 (see assignment detail below)

2.  Chromosomes PPT

3. Reminder: Seeds for Garden Project due Monday 5/12 (Per. 1,2,5), Tues. 5/13 (Per. 6)

DUE Friday, May 9:  Science Journal Entry #4 – “Pedigrees of Pooches”: 

Students received the article and questions on Wed. 4/30 (Per. 5) or Thurs. 5/1 (Per. 1,2,6).  We set up the article and questions in our journals and discussed and looked over the ‘leveling’ of the assignment.  Students can do “C” level work (questions 1-3), “B” level work (questions 1-6) or “A” level work (questions 1-7).  For #7, choose ONE of the options to answer using the internet.

Thursday, 5/8 – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson below:

Wednesday, 5/7 – Per. 1&6 – See Tuesday Lesson; Per. 5: 

1.Garden Project Information:      a. Requirements       b.  Seed Samples

2. Genetics :   a.  Mini-Genetics II  Learning Targets,     b.  Chromosomes PPT

3.  Science Journal Entry #4:   “Pedigrees of Pooches”

Due: Friday 5/9/14

Tuesday, 5/6 – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson; Per. 2 & 5: 

1.Finish Genetics Movie: “Dogs and More Dogs”Note Sheet
2.Learning Targets – Mini-Genetics, Part II
3.Looking Ahead: Garden

– Seeds for Garden Project – Seeds Due: Monday 5/12 (Per. 1,2,5), Tues. 5/13 (Per. 6)

4.  Science Jrnl due on Friday – 5/9/14

Monday, 5/5 – Per. 1,2,5: 

1.  Quiz #9 – 5 min. review

2.  Quiz #9 – Intro to Genetics

3.  Work Time:  Study Guide “Mendel and Peas”  OR Science Journal Entry #4

Week of 4/28-5/2/14: 

Reminder: Quiz #9 – Intro to Genetics is on Monday, 5/5 (1,2,5), Tues. 5/6 for Per. 6

Friday, 5/2 – All Classes:

1.  Practice Punnett Squares + Co-dominance & Incomplete dominance

2.  Video – “Dogs and More Dogs” – Genetics of dogs – notes

Thursday, 5/1 – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday lesson below:

Wednesday, 4/30 – Per. 1 & 6: See Tuesday lesson; Per. 5:

1.  Selective Breeding – discuss Bulldogs, Siamese Cats

2. Science Journal #4 – “Pedigrees of Pooches” – paste article and questions into journal.  Read and answer questions. Choose which grade level you want to complete: C (questions 1-3), B (1-6) or A(1-7). Due Fri. 5/9/14

3.  Study Gd. – Mendel and His Peas – continue/finish

Quiz #9-Intro to Genetics:Mon. 5/5 (per. 1,2,5), Tues. 5/6- Per. 6

Tuesday, 4/29 – Per. 6:  See Monday lesson;  Per. 2&6

1.Turn in Genetic Monster
2.Punnett Squares – Warm up (handout)
3.Genetic PPT – Selective Breeding and Mendel

4.  Study Guide – Mendel and His Peas (text book)

5.  Bikini Bottoms Genetics – practice (handout)

QUIZ #9 – Monday 5/5/14 (per. 1,2,5), Tuesday 5/6/14 (per. 6)

Monday, 4/28 – Periods 1,2,5: 

Genetics:

1.  Return Quiz #8 – Corrections by Thurs. 5/1

2.  Punnett Squares

A. What are they?

B.  Practice (handouts)

3.  Study Guide – “Mendel and His Peas” – Continue Work

4.  Due Tomorrow:  Genetic Monster

Week of 4/21/14 – 4/25/14: 

Thursday, 4/24 – Periods 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson

Wednesday, 4/23 – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tues. Lesson. Per. 5: 

1.  Finish Vocab & Rules

2.  Human Traits and Data Collection

3.  Start Study Guide – Heredity: Mendel and His Peas (Use text book)

Tuesday, 4/22 – Earth Day! – Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson. Per. 2 & 5: 

1.Finish Vocabulary & Rules PPT & Notes
2.Human Traits – Dominant & Recessive

a. Common Traits

b.  Survey & Data Collection

Monday, 4/21 – Periods 1,2,5: 

1.Introduction to Genetics

A.  Learning Targets

B.  Family Survey

C.  Unit Topics

D.  Vocabulary & Rules:  PPT & Notes

 

Quiz #8  Cell Cycle/Mitosis on Friday, 4/18/14, all classes.  Here are the Learning Targets: 

Learning Targets – Cell Cycle/Mitosis

Quiz # 8 Review Guide

For our unit on Cell Cycle/Mitosis, gather information from your class notes, labs, study guides from the textbook, video notes and handouts to prepare for the upcoming quiz.  Here are the learning targets you should work toward:

I CAN:

  1. Explain where mitosis takes place.
  2. Tell what important information (structures related to mitosis) are in the nucleus of the cell.
  3. Give a definition of mitosis.
  4. Explain why mitosis is important.  (what are the purposes?)
  5. Describe what various structures are in the cell during mitosis.
  6. Explain the timeline of mitosis.  What is the cell’s life cycle?
  7. Give some examples of cells and their life spans.
  8. Correctly name and describe the phases of mitosis.
  9. Draw and explain what is happening in each phase of mitosis.
  10. Explain what chromosomes are and tell why they are important.
  11. Explain what cancer is.
  12. Explain what a tumor is and what it means if it is benign or malignant.
  13. Explain what some common causes of cancer are.
  14. Explain what some of the current common treatments of cancer are.

Week of April 14-18, 2014:

Friday, 4/18 – All Classes: 

1.  Quiz #8 Review time – 5 minutes

2.  Quiz #8 – Cell Cycle

3.  Intro. to Genetics – Survey of your traits

Thursday, 4/17, Periods 1,2,6 – See Wednesday lesson below:

Wednesday, 4/16, Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday lesson. Period 5:

1.Warm up:  Cell Life Cycle
2.Mitosis Math – Allowance and Cell Division?
3.Some Facts About  Cancer: reading & notes

4. Review for Quiz

Quiz #8 – Cell Cycle – Friday, 4/18 – all classes (see learning targets above)

Tuesday, 4/15, Period 6 – See Monday lesson.  Periods 2 & 5:

1.  Finish Cell Cycle Notes

2.Lab – Phases of Mitosis

3.  Mitosis Math Problem (make an attempt!…homework)
●Quiz #8 – Cell Cycle:  Friday, 4/18 – all classes (see learning targets above)

Monday 4/14, Periods 1,2,5:

1.Return Papers and Quiz #7 (for keeps)

2.  Cell Division Images & Action Clip

3. Mitosis Phases Notes

4.  Quiz #8 – Cell Cycle  Friday, 4/18 – all classes (see learning targets above)

Please Note:  3rd Quarter Binder Check (30 points, final grade for the quarter) will be Tuesday, 4/8 (Per. 2&5), Wednesday, 4/9 (Per. 1&6).  BInder checklist is here:  

SCIENCE BINDER CHECKLIST

THIRD QUARTER

April 8, 2014 (Tuesday – Per. 2&5) April 9, (Wed. – Per. 1 & 6)

 FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE IN YOUR SCIENCE BINDER FOR FULL CREDIT.  USE THIS CHECKLIST AS A GUIDE TO ORGANIZIING YOUR NOTEBOOK.  THE COMPLETED NOTEBOOK IS WORTH 30 POINTS. 

1. At front of binder:  Class Guidelines; Letter to Students/ Parents; Science Inquiry Scoring             Guide for the State of Oregon (2.5 pts.)

2.  Five notebook dividers titles:  Notes, Study Guides, Labs, Quizzes, Assignments (2.5 pts.)

 Under each divider, you need the following items: 

NOTES  (5 pts.)

Any class notes, handouts, warm ups, video notes, and/or notes from the textbook.  These are dated from the first of the quarter to today or the other way around.  Note topics include:

Auto Show: Hybrid Car Slider;  Microscopes:  Microscopes Notes (field of vision, lenses, slide preparation, etc.); Microscope Word Search; Protist Notes;  Living Things & Classification: Flocabulary-Classification; Cells notes: Organization of life (cells, tissues, organs, etc.); Cells Can Be Classified Into Two Types; Where Do I Belong?; Famous Scientists; Cells Warm up (1/2 sheet); At least ONE of the following: Cell Parts Word Search, Cell Crossword Puzzle, or Cells: Basic Units of Life; Video notes:  “How To Use a Compound Microscope”, “ History of Transportation: Automobiles”, “Auto Show – Fuel Efficiency, Air”; “Great Inventions with Bill Nye: Energy”; “Life in a Drop of Pond Water”; “Classification TLC:  What is a Living Thing?”; Eyewitness Video, “Life”,  “Discoveries with Bill Nye: Biology”, “Magic of Cells”.

STUDY GUIDES (5 pts.)

The following study guides are for Third Quarter:

Study Guide: Microscopes, Lenses

Study Guide:  It’s Alive!

Study Guide: Protists

Study Guide: Eukaryotic Cells (two column notes…you’ll get back before binder check)

LABS (5 pts.)

Lab Safety handouts:  safety equipment in Room 6, safety symbols;

Lab – How to use a Microscope; Lab – Prepared Slides; Lab – Microscopes Letter ‘e’;  Lab – Protists (Looking at Pond Water Samples); Lab – Cell Structure Project (cell model instruction sheet);  Lab –Animal and Plant Cells (you’ll get this back before binder check)

QUIZZES (5 pts.)

Quiz Correction Sheet (blue)

Quiz #1 – Introduction to Science                                    Quiz #5 – Intro to Matter/Chemistry

Quiz #2 – Scientific Method/Inquiry                         Quiz #6 – Microscopes

Quiz #3 – Astonomy                        Quiz #7 – Cells (you may or may not get back)

Quiz #4 – Elements

Element Practice Quizzes (1-6)

ALL Learning Target ½ sheets for all quizzes (7)

ASSIGNMENTS (5 pts.)

Cell Model Evaluation/Grade sheet

Have your notebook/binder ready for the final check and grading on:

April 8, 2014 (Tuesday – Per. 2&5) April 9, (Wed. – Per. 1 & 6)

Week of 3/31 – 4/4/14:

Friday, 4/4 – All Classes:

1.  Quiz #7 – Review – 5 minutes

2.  Turn in Study Guide: Cell Parts

3.  Quiz #7 – Cells and Living Things

4.  3rd Quarter Binder Checklist and Organization

   Final Binder check will be on Tues 4/8 (Per. 2&5), Wed. 4/9 (Per. 1 & 6)

Thursday, 4/3 – Per. 1,2,6 – See Lesson Below

Wednesday, 4/2 – Per. 1 & 6 See Lesson Below;  Per. 5: 

1. Lab – Finish lab and conclusion;  Turn in

2.  Work on/Finish Cell Parts Study Guide – use to study for quiz – due Friday before quiz

3.  Review Help:  Word Search, Crossword Puzzle, Review Worksheet

Tuesday, 4/1 – Per. 6 See lesson below; Per. 2&5:

1.  Lab – Plant and Animal Cells (onion and skin cells)

A. Directions,  B.  Lab Work,   C.  Write conclusion

Monday, 3/31 – Per. 1,2,5: 

1. Return papers

2. Cells: Plant and Animal Cell – real photos, not artist drawings

3. Work on Cell Parts Study Guide – due Friday before quiz

Week of 3/17-3/21/14:

Friday 3/21: All Classes: 

1.  Video – “Magic of Cells” – notes

2.  Finish Study Guide – Eukaryotic Cells – turn in

3.  Quiz #7 – Cells and Living Things: Fri. 4/4/14

Thursday 3/20: Periods 1,2,6: See Wednesday Lesson Below:

Wednesday 3/19: Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday Lesson Below. Per. 5: 

1. Review Learning Targets for Unit 7

2.  Video: “Life” – notes

3.  Continue Study Guide – Eukaryotic Cells

Tuesday 3/18: Per. 6 – See Monday Lesson Below. Per. 2 & 5: 

1.Finish Cell Parts Activity:
      A.Finish Cell Drawing (two colors)
      B.Your Group – Present your Cell Drawing and Information
2.Cell Parts – Study Guide and Notes Pg. 16-24

Monday 3/17: Per. 1,2,5: 

1.  Have Cell Models at Desk

2.  New Seating Arrangements

3.  Peer Check Models for correct parts

4.  Take models to the Library

5.  Continue Activity: Cell Parts, “Where Do I Belong?”

 

Week of 3/10-3/14/14:

CELL MODELS ARE DUE NEXT MONDAY 3/17/14: PER 1,2,6; TUESDAY 3/18/14: PER. 6

MODEL REQUIREMENTS:

Lab – Cell Structure Project                    

Eukaryotic Cells            

Plant and Animal Cells                    

Title of Lab:             Cell Structures (shape and parts)

Purpose of Lab:             To gain understanding of the structure of plant cells and animal cells.

To become more familiar with the organelles of plant and animal cells.

To be able to distinguish differences between plant and animal cells.

Grading For Lab: This lab can be completed at one of three levels:  Beginning/Developing (a C grade), Meets (a B grade) or Exceeds (an A grade)

Materials Needed for “Beginning/Developing” Grade Level: (see class sample)

*One piece of tag board – approximately 8.5 x 11 inches

*A labeled drawing of a plant or animal cell – from a book or worksheet

*Colored pencils or markers

Final project must be in color and parts must be labeled.  Neatness counts.

The project needs to be able to hang from a wall display

Materials Needed for “Meets” Grade Level: (see class sample)

*One piece of tag board – approximately 8.5 x 11 inches

*A labeled drawing of a plant or animal cell – from a book or worksheet

*Colored pencils or markers

*Fabric, thread, wire, clay, string, straws, pasta, pebbles, etc….any low profile

materials that  are glued on top of a diagram of a cell.

*Scissors

*Glue

*Paper towels and a clean work area

Final project must be in color and parts must be labeled.  Neatness counts.

The project needs to be able enough to hang from a wall display.

Materials Needed for “Exceeds” Grade Level: (see class sample)

            Create a 3-D model of a cell with labeled parts

*Various craft supplies:  yarn, pipe cleaners, tooth picks, colored foam, buttons, beans, thread, wire, clay, sponge, fabric, corn, string, straws, pasta, pebbles, etc.

(Do NOT make a ‘cell sandwich’, ‘cell pizza’, ‘cell cake’, ‘cell cookie’, etc.)

* A base for the model to sit on

*Scissors

*Glue

*Paper towels and a clean work area

Final project is 3-D, parts must be labeled.  Neatness counts.

The project can be displayed on a counter or possibly hang from a wall display.

 ****BONUS POINTS IF 90% MATERIALS YOU USE ARE RECYCLED!!!***

Do not use any food products unless they are dried like pasta or seeds.  No candy. 

 Procedure for Beginning/Developing:   (Grade:  C)

  1. Get a piece of tag board. Determine which way you want to orient the paper: either vertical or horizontal. Put your Name, Date and Class Period in the upper right hand corner. In the upper left corner, put a title: either “Plant Cell” or “Animal Cell.”
  2. Make a pencil sketch of your cell and include labels for each of the organelles. You may want to use darker pencil or felt pen for the names of the cell parts and the lines that point to the cell parts.
  3. Color in all the parts of the cell.
  4. Label all the parts of the cell.

Procedure for Meets:            (Grade:  B)

  1. Get a piece of tag board. Determine which way you want to orient the paper: either vertical or horizontal. Put your Name, Date and Class Period in the upper right hand corner. In the upper left corner, put a title: either “Plant Cell” or “Animal Cell.”
  2. Make a pencil sketch of your cell and include labels for each of the organelles. You may want to use darker pencil or felt pen for the names of the cell parts and the lines that point to the cell parts.
  3. Decide which craft supplies you want to use for each part of the cell.
  4. Gather the craft supplies you need from home and attach them to the paper.
  5. Build your cell model with the various craft supplies by gluing them on top of the sketch of your organelle. Be sure you label all the cell parts.
  6. When you have finished gluing all the craft supplies to your cell, be sure to clean up your mess and allow plenty of time for your project to dry before you bring it back to school.

Procedure for Exceeds:     (Grade:  A)

  1. Determine which kind of cell you want to make.  Somewhere on your model you must indicate if this is a Plant Cell or an Animal Cell.  Be sure you have included your Name, Date and Class Period somewhere on the model.
  2. Decide which craft supplies you want to use for each part of the cell. These supplies should be found around your home.  No need to go out and spend money on things that you already have. Bonus points if you use recycled materials. (You must attach a list of the items that are recycled.)
  3. Build your cell model with the various craft supplies by gluing them onto the base of your model. Be sure you label all the cell parts.
  4. When you have finished gluing all the craft supplies to your cell, be sure to clean up your mess and allow plenty of time for your project to dry before you bring it back to school.

You will need to include the following cell parts for your structure:

Cell Parts Common to Animal Cells:

Cell Membrane

Golgi Body/Golgi Complex (have 2 of these)

Nucleus

Nucleolus

Nuclear Membrane

Ribosomes (have 5-10 of these since they are small)

Endoplasmic Reticulum

Cytoplasm (This can be the background paper but be sure to label it.)

Vacuole

Lysosome

Mitochondria (have at least 3 of these)

Cell Parts Common to Plant Cells:

Cell Wall

Cell Membrane

Golgi Body/Golgi Complex (have 2 of these)

Nucleus

Nucleolus

Nuclear Membrane

Ribosomes (have 5-10 of these since they are small)

Endoplasmic Reticulum

Cytoplasm (This can be the background paper but be sure to label it.)

Vacuole

Chloroplast (have at least 5 of these)

Mitochondria (have at least 3 of these)

For Bonus Points:  You must include a list of recycled materials that were used.

This project is due on Monday, March 17 (Per. 1,2,5) or Tuesday, March 18 (Per.6), 2014.  You can turn it in before that date if you complete it ahead of time. 

Use your time wisely.  Don’t wait until the night before it is due to get started. 

Have fun! 

Thursday 3/13 – Per. 1,2,6 – See Wednesday Lesson: 

Wednesday 3/12 – Per. 1&6 – see Tues. Lesson. Per. 5: 

1.  Cell History and Famous Scientists – read and notes

2. Activity – Cell Parts: Where Do I Belong?

Tuesday 3/11 – Per. 6 – see Monday Lesson. Per. 2 & 5

1.  Cell Models? Questions?

2.  Video:  Bill Nye Greatest Discoveries – Biology/Discovery of Cells – notes

Monday 3/10 – Per. 1,2,5:

1.  Cell Models?  Questions?

2.  Prepare for Conferences:  Science Reflection and Work Samples

3.  Cells – Warm up and Notes

Week of 3/3 – 3/7/14:

Friday, 3/7 – All classes: 

1.  Learning Targets for Cells and Living Things

2.  Finish notes: Organization of Living Things

3. Types of Cells – Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic, Cell parts

4.  Cell Model Project – Samples and requirements – Due Date: 3/17 for Per. 1,2 5. 3/18 for Per. 6

Thursday, 3/6 – Per. 1,2,6

First 30 minutes:

1.  Finish Protist Lab – turn in

2.  Finish Study Guides

Last 30 minutes:

1.  Organization of Living Things – class notes

Wednesday, 3/5 – Per. 1,6 – See Tuesday lesson. Per. 5: (Early Release, shortened classes)

1.  Finish lab work and questions, turn in lab

2.  Finish any book work (study guides: “Protists”, “It’s Alive!”)

Tuesday, 3/4 – Per. 6 – Begin Pond Water Lab (see lesson for Wednesday, 2/26). Per. 2, 5:

1.  Return Quiz #6 – Corrections by Friday 3/7

2.  Continue with day 2 of Lab – Pond Water Protists.  Finish Lab work

3.  Work on Lab questions.

Monday 3/3 – Per. 1,2,5: 

Ms. Bell still sick….  🙁  Ms. Ford directs class:

1.  Study Guides:  A.  Finish “It’s Alive! Or is It?”   B.  Complete “Protists”

Week of 2/24 – 2/28/14

Friday, 2/28 – All classes

1.  Ms. Bell is sick  🙁   Ms. Ford directs class:

A.  Video: “What is a Living Thing?” – notes

B.  Study Gd – “It’s Alive!, Or is It?”

Thursday, 2/27 – Per. 1,2 – See Wednesday lesson.  Per. 6 – Ms. Bell leaves due to illness. Start Study Gd – “Protists”

Wednesday, 2/26 – Per. 1 & 6 – See Tuesday lesson. Per. 5:

1.  Lab – Pond Water Protists

A.  Directions – materials & procedure

B.  Start Lab (use identification guide)

Tuesday, 2/25 – Per. 6 – See Monday lesson.  Per. 2 & 5: 

1. Flocabulary:  “Classification”

2.  Finish Video: “Life in a Drop of Pond Water”

3.  Identify some Protists

4.  Visit ACMS Pond

Monday, 2/24 – Per. 1,2,5

1.  New Unit:  Living Things & Protists

A.  Review Characteristics and Needs of Living Things

B.  What are Protists? –  Class notes

C.  Video – “Life in a Drop of Pond Water” – notes

Week of 2/18 – 2/21

Friday, 2/21 – Per. 1,2,6:  See Thurs. lesson below:

Thursday, 2/20 – Per. 1&6:  See Wednesday lesson;  Period 5: 

1.  Turn in Completed Lab:  Letter ‘e’, Dry & Wet Mount Slides

2.  Quiz #6 review – 5 minutes

3.  Quiz #6 – Microscopes (see learning targets posted last week and in your binder)

4.  Science Journal:  Science World Magazine

Wednesday, 2/19 – Per. 6:  See Tues. Lesson; Periods 2 & 5: 

Microscope Lab – Letter ‘e’, Dry and Wet Mount Slides

A. Directions

B.  Work on and finish all Lab work for this lab

C.  Homework:  Complete lab questions that accompany lab – DUE NEXT CLASS

Tuesday, 2/18 – Periods 1,2,5: 

1. Microscopes:  Finish all labs and get checked off:

A.  Lab – How to Use a Microscope

B.  Lab – Prepared Slides

2.  Microscope Word Search

Monday, 2/17/14 – No School, President’s Day

QUIZ #6 – Thursday, 2/20 for Period 5 only, Friday, 2/21 for Periods 1,2,6:

Learning Targets – Microscopes

And

Quiz #6  Review Guide

 For our unit on microscopes, gather information from your class notes, microscopes labs and video notes for the upcoming quiz.  Here are the learning targets you should work toward:

 I CAN:

1.  Identify the difference between a compound microscope and a dissecting microscope.

2.  Correctly decide when is it best to use a compound microscope.

3.  Correctly decide when is it best to use a dissecting microscope.

4.  Correctly identify the parts of a compound microscope.

5.  Correctly tell each of the functions of the parts of a compound microscope.

6.  Explain what a dry mount slide is.

7.  Tell how to prepare a dry mount slide.

8.  Explain what a wet mount slide is.

9.  Tell how to prepare a wet mount slide, step-by-step.

10.  Explain what a convex lens is and what it does to an image as light passes through it.

11.  Explain what a concave lens is and what it does to an image as light passes through it.

12.  Explain how an image changes when looking at it through a compound  microscope (besides enlarging it).

13.  Correctly calculate the total magnification of microscope lenses.

14.  Explain what the field of vision is.

15.  Explain how the field of vision changes as the magnification changes on a microscope.

Week of 2/10 – 2/14: 

Friday, 2/14 (Happy Valentine’s Day!), Periods 1,2,6:  See Thursday Lesson below:

Thursday, 2/13:  Periods 1,6:  See Wed. lesson below. Period 5:  

Microscopes:

1.  Review Learning Targets – Quiz #6 will be next week (Thursday for Per. 5, Friday for Per. 1,2,6)

2.  Lab – “How to Use a Microscope” – finish and check off with teacher when done

3.  Lab – “Prepared Slides” – start/finish and check off with teacher when done

4.  If done with labs, work on Microscope word search

Wednesday, 2/12:  Period 6:  See Tues. lesson below.  Periods 2, 5: 

Microscopes:

1.  Finish drawings and notes – check off with teacher when done

2.  Lab – How to Use a Microscope – check off with teacher when done

3.  Lab – Prepared Slides – start

Tuesday, 2/11:  Periods 1,2,5: 

1.  Snow and Ice stories:  Science News

2.  Auto Show discussion.  Money Returned to all students in my 2nd Period class. Other classes must check with their 2nd period teachers for money returned.

3.  Microscopes

A.  Finish drawings and notes, check off with teacher when finished

B.  Lab – “How to Use a Microscope” – continue work, check off with teacher when finished

 

Monday, 2/10:  No School, Snow day

 Week of 2/3-2/7:

Friday, 2/7:  SCHOOL CLOSED.  AUTO SHOW FIELD TRIP CANCELED.  🙁

Thank you for those parents who were going to chaperone the trip.  Big disappointment that we couldn’t go.

Thursday, 2/6:  Periods 1,2,6:  See Wednesday lesson below:  Early release due to snow

Wednesday, 2/5:  Periods 1,6:  See Tuesday lesson.  Per. 5: 

Auto Show:  1.  Trip details and reminders

2.  Hybrid Car Slider (Toyota) – work with partner

3.  Video:  “Air” – regarding burning of fossil fuels and pollution – notes

Tuesday, 2/4: Period 6:  See Monday lesson.  Periods 2,5: 

Auto Show:  A.  Money and Permission slips Due today to 2nd period.

B.  Finish Video:  “Energy”…notes and discussion about energy sources

Monday, 2/3: Periods 1,2,5:

1.  Auto Show:

A.  Turn in money and Permission slips to 2nd period teacher

B.  Video:  “Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye:  Energy” – notes

Week of 1/28-1/31:

Friday: 1/31:  Periods 1,2,6:  See Thursday lesson below.

Thursday, 1/30:  Per. 1 & 6: See Wed. lesson;  Per. 5: 

1.  Auto Show Prep: Video: “History of Transportation: Automobiles and Trucks” – note sheet

2.  Finish Microscope Drawings and notes – teacher check off in grade book

3.  Start or continue Lab – How to Use a Microscope

Wednesday, 1/29: Period 6:  See Tues. lesson; Per. 2,& 5:

1.  Microscope Notes:  Slide Mounts: A. Dry Mount, B. Wet Mount, C. Prepared Slides

2.  Finish Microscope Drawings and Notes

3.  Start Lab – How to Use a Microscope

Tuesday, 1/28: Periods 1,2,5

1.  Return papers and Quiz #5 for keeps

2. Microscope Notes: A. Field of Vision, B. Lenses (convex, concave)

3.  Work on Microscope Drawing and Notes

Monday:  No School, end of semester

 

Week of 1/21-1/24

Friday, 1/24: Per. 1,2,6 (see Thurs. lesson below)

Thursday, 1/23: Per. 1 & 6 (see Wed. lesson); Per. 5: 

1. Microscope Notes: Proper Use of a Microscope

2.  Video: “How to Use a Compound Microscope” – notes

3.  Science Journal: “Science World Magazine 1/13/14”

Wednesday, 1/22: Per. 6 (see Tues. lesson)  Per. 2 & 5:

1.  Second Quarter Binder Check: See start of this week (below Monday) for Binder Checklist in case you lost it or are absent.

2.  Complete Microscope drawing and labeling of parts

3.  How to use a Microscope – notes

Tuesday, 1/21: Per. 1,2,5

1.  Return Quiz #5 – Corrections by Friday, 1/24 (for NP scores only)

2.  New Unit:  Microscopes

A.  Learning Targets

B.  Types of Microscopes

C.  Parts of Microscopes (drawing and Label)

Monday:  No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Science Binder Checklist: 

SCIENCE BINDER CHECKLIST

SECOND QUARTER

Binder Check:  JANUARY 22, 2014 (Per. 2 & 5),  JANUARY 23, 2014 (Per. 1 & 6)

 FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE IN YOUR SCIENCE BINDER FOR FULL CREDIT.  USE THIS CHECKLIST AS A GUIDE TO ORGANIZIING YOUR BINDER.  THE COMPLETED SCIENCE BINDER IS WORTH 30 POINTS. 

 1. At front of notebook:  Letter to Students/ Parents; Guidelines For Success; Scientific Inquiry                                        Scoring Guide (2.5 pts.)

2.  Five dividers titles:  Notes, Study Guides, Labs, Quizzes, Assignments (2.5 pts.)

Under each divider, you need the following items: 

NOTES  (5 pts.)

Any class notes, video notes.  These are dated from the first of the quarter to today or the other way around.  Note topics include:

Astronomy: NASA Solar System Scale;  Flocabulary “Confessions of a Planet”; Vocabulary “A Planetary Puzzle”;

Chemistry: Element Symbols You Need To Know; “The Elements” by Tom Lehrer song lyrics; Elementary, My Dear Watson wordsearch; Periodic Table of Elements power point notes;  The Structure of Atoms power point notes; Chap. 7 Skill Element-Go-Round; The Structure of Atoms Practice Drawing Atoms; Flocabulary “Atoms and Elements”; Puzzles:  Scramble, Series, Word Search; Warm Up – Subatomic Particles;  States of Matter Notes;  Distillation Notes; Physical and Chemical Change Notes

Video notes from: Bill Nye “Atoms”;  “Chemistry Basics: Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table”

STUDY GUIDES (5 pts.)

The following study guides are for First Quarter:

Chapter 1 – Observing the Sky

Introduction to Matter – Topics of Interest from the Text

Chapter 1 – The Properties of Matter

LABS (5 pts.)

Lab Safety Notes (Safety Equip in a Lab), Safety symbols;

Inquiry: Metro Native Plant Center Graphing Plant Seed Data Table

Astronomy: Lab Simulation – Scale of  the Solar System; Lab – Moon Journal Calendar Sheet;  Lab – Mini Concept Maps Topic Station Rotation

Chemistry: Periodic Table of Elements; Lab – Element Samples (you’ll get this back soon if you don’t have it); States of Matter Simulation;  Lab – Distillation (you’ll get this back soon);  Lab – Physical and Chemical Changes (you’ll get this back soon)

QUIZZES (5 pts.)

Quiz Correction Sheet (blue)                                    Practice Element Quizzes: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

Quiz #1 – Introduction to Science                        Quiz #5 Topics for review (handwritten)

Quiz #2 – Scientific Method/Inquiry

Quiz #3 – Astronomy

Quiz #4 – Elements

Learning Targets for 4 units (1/2 sheets):  Introduction to Science, Scientific Inquiry, Astronomy; Introduction to Matter/Chemistry

ASSIGNMENTS (5 pts.)

Science Journal Entry #2 Scoring Sheet: Earthweek for 1/10/14

Have your binder ready for the final check and grading on: 

            JANUARY 22, 2014 (Per. 2 & 5),  JANUARY 24, 2014 (Per. 1 & 6)

Week of 1/13 – 1/17: 

Friday, 1/17, All Classes:

1.  Science Journal Entry Scoring “Earthweek for 1/10/14” – 5 questions

2.  Lab – Physical and Chemical Changes:  Day 2 Observations, complete lab, turn in

3.  2nd Quarter Binder Checklist – Binder Check on Wed., 1/22 (Per. 2 & 5), Thursday, 1/23 (Per. 1, 6)

Thursday, 1/16, Per. 1,2,6 – see Wednesday lesson below

Wed., 1/15, Per. 1 & 6 – see Tuesday lesson. Per. 5: 

1. Lab – Identifying Physical and Chemical Changes:  Set up and Day 1 observation

2.  Turn in Distillation lab

3.  Class work time for Science Journal Entry #2 – Due on Friday

Tuesday, 1/14, Per. 6 – see Monday lesson.  Per. 2 & 5: 

1.  Finish Distillation Lab sheet

2.  Physical and Chemical Change – notes

3.  Lab – Identifying Physical and Chemical Changes (set up)

Science Journal Entry due on Friday

Monday, 1/13 Per. 1,2,5:

1.  Distillation: What is it? Where is it used? – notes

2.  Lab Demo:  Distillation – Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation

Science Journal Entry due on Friday

Week of 1/6 – 1/10/14:

Friday, 1/10:  All classes:

1.  Quiz #5 Review – 5 minutes

2.  Quiz #5 – Periodic Table, Atomic Structure, States of Matter

3.  Science Journal Entry – “Earthweek, Jan. 10” – Due Fri. Jan. 17, 2014

Thursday, 1/9:  Per. 1,2,6:  See Wednesday lesson:

Wednesday, 1/8: Per. 1&6 – see Tuesday lesson. Per. 5: 

1.  Finish: Lab – States of Matter and keep to use for quiz study

2.  Review for quiz – Partner review

Tuesday, 1/7:  Per. 6 – see Monday lesson.  Per. 2 & 5:

1.  Learning Targets for Quiz #5 (Friday)

2.  States of Matter – class notes

3.  Lab – States of Matter, Simulation (using netbook computers in class)- Go to: http://phet.colorado.edu   Go to Chemistry, “States of Matter: Basics”. Click “Run Now”.  There is a lab sheet to complete with seat partner in class.

Monday, 1/6: 

Chemistry:

1.  Return Papers

2. Science News (Cold Weather in Midwest and East Coast; Flu Season)

3.  Video: “Chemistry Basics: Atomic Theory and The Periodic Table”…review and new info.  Note Sheet.

Quiz #5 – Fri. 1/10. Periodic Table, Atomic Theory, States of Matter

 

Please note:  Quiz #5 will be on Friday, 1/10/14.  This quiz will cover the Periodic Table, Atoms and Molecules…all the things we’ve been working on to date.  

Week of 12/16-12/19: 

Thursday, 12/19: 

Per. 1,2,6:  see Wednesday lesson

Happy Holidays!  See you in 2014

Wednesday, 12/18: 

Per. 1 & 6:  see Tuesday lesson

Per. 5:

1.  Return Papers

2.  Grade Print-outs/Progress Report

3.  If missing work:  Use class time to finish and turn in

4.  Atomic Puzzles:  Scramble Puzzle, Series Puzzle and Wordsearch

Tuesday, 12/17:

Per. 6 – See Monday lesson

Per. 2 & 5:

1.  Review Parts of Atoms

2.  The Structure of Atoms:  Lab Simulation “Build-an-Atom”

If absent, go to this website and run the program and play the game:

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-an-atom

Monday, 12/16: 

1.  Review Learning Targets – Intro to Matter/Chemistry

2.  Flocabulary – Atoms and Molecules

3. Finish drawing Atoms

 

Week of 12/9 – 12/13/13

Friday, 12/13: 

1.  Finish Power Point: ‘Structure of Atoms’ – notes

2.  Practice Drawing Atoms:  “Element-Go-Round” handout

Thursday, 12/12: 

Per. 1,2,6 – see Per. 5 Wednesday lesson

Wednesday, 12/11 – Early Release

Per. 1 & 6 – see Tuesday Lesson

Per. 5:

1.  Return Papers:  Quiz #3 for keeps; Misc. late work; Quiz #4 – Elements (corrections by 12/13)

2.  Continue:  Power Point:  “The Structure of Atoms” – notes

Tuesday, 12/10: 

Per. 6 – see Monday lesson

Per. 2 & 5:

1. Finish and turn in :  A. Lab – Element Samples, B. Study Gd. – Properties of Matter

2.  Start Power Point – “The Structure of Atoms” – note sheet

Monday, 12/9: 

1.  Video “Atoms” – Bill Nye – note sheet

2.  Study Guide: “Properties of Matter” – start, using class text book

PLEASE NOTE:  Corrections on Quiz #3 – Astronomy, must be made by Friday, 12/6.  Students got their quizzes back on Monday, 12/2 and know their grades.  If they got NP on the quiz, they have until Friday to bring that up to passing.  Students should have written down the areas that they struggled with, restudy, and then come in at lunch or before school to make corrections.  

Friday, 12/6/13: 

1.  ACT Results discussion

2. Quiz #4 – 3-minute review

3.  Quiz #4 – Elements (names and symbols)

4.  Lab – Element Symbols

Thursday, 12/5/13: 

Periods 1,2,6: See Wed. 12/4/13 lesson for Per. 5

Wednesday, 12/4/13: 

Period 1 & 6:  See Tuesday’s lesson

Period 5: 

1.  Element Practice Quiz #6

2.  Periodic Table – Powerpoint and notes (finish)

3.  Lab – Element Samples – Compounds, Molecules

Tuesday, 12/3/13:  

Period 6:  See Monday’s lesson

Period 2 & 5:  

1.  Element Practice Quiz #5

2.  Periodic Table – Powerpoint and notes (continue/finish)

Monday, 12/2/13: 

1.  Return Papers

2.  Astronomy Quiz Reflection

3. Return Quiz #3 – Astronomy (Corrections by Friday 12/6)

4.  New Seating

5.  Practice Element Quiz #4

6.  Periodic Table – Powerpoint and notes (start)

Reminder:  Quiz #4 – Elements is on Friday, 12/6, for all classes

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, 11/20/13: 

1.  Moon Phases – Update and turn in Moon Journal

2.  Element Practice Quiz #1

3.  The Element Song, by Tom Lehrer.  Lyrics handout, highlight elements to know  Here’s the link to the YouTube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW50F42ss8

4.  Topics of Interest Study Guide – continue working on it, turn in if finished

 

Tuesday, 11/19/13:  

1.  New Unit:  Introduction to Matter (Chemistry)

A.  Learning Targets for the unit

B.  Periodic Table – handout and discuss

C.  Elements to Know – handout and highlight these on the Periodic Table

D.  If time allows, continue work on Topics of Interest using the text book.

 

Monday, 11/18/13: 

Adjusted schedule due to District Writing Assessment.  No Science classes today.

Week of:  11/12/13 – 11/15/13

Friday, 11/15: 

Per. 1,2,6:  See Thursday lesson

Thursday:  11/14: 

Periods 1 & 6:  see Wednesday lesson.  Period 5:

1.  Moon Phases

2.  Quiz Review Time:  5 min

3.  Quiz #3 – Astronomy

4.  Introduction to Matter:  begin text book activity (Per. 5 didn’t start this but will.  Per. 1,2,6 got started)

Wednesday, 11/13: 

1.  Moon Phases

2. Astronomy Review:  Mini Concept Maps

A.  What is a Concept Map?

B.  Station Rotation Information

C.  Begin Concept Maps with Seat Partner

Tuesday, 11/12: 

1.  Science News: Typhoon Haiyan

2.  Return Papers and give 2nd Qtr Progress Report

3.  Moon Phases

4. Go over learning targets for Astronomy Unit (Quiz on Thurs. or Friday)

Monday: No School – Veteran’s Day

 

 

Please note:  Quiz #3 – Astronomy will be on Thurs. 11/15 for Per. 5 and 11/16 for Pers. 1, 2, 6.  Here are the Learning Targets:

Learning Targets and Review Guide:

ASTRONOMY

Quiz #3  Date of Quiz:  ________________________

For our unit on the Astronomy, gather information from any class notes, Study Guide, video notes, lab materials and handouts.  Here are the learning targets you should work toward:

I CAN:

1.  Name early astronomers and their contributions to astronomy: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galilei, Newton

2.  Identify some early civilizations and their contributions to astronomy.

3.  Define year, month and day in terms of the earth, moon and sun, and can explain the need for “leap year”.

4.  Draw, name and identify the phases of the moon.

5.  Explain the interactions between the sun, moon and earth through the seasons, tides and eclipses.

6.  List the planets in order from the sun.

7.  Identify the gas giants and the terrestrial planets and compare their features accordingly.

8.  Explain a model of our solar system and how the planets interact (gravitational pull).

Week of 11/4 – 11/8:

Friday, 11/8:  All Classes: 

1.  Moon Phases

2. Position of Sun, Earth and Moon – Use NASA handout to show how our moon phases occur.  Draw position of Sun, Earth and Moon on Moon Calendar

3. Study Guide – Chapter 1: Observing the Sky:  Finish and turn in…due today.

4. Planetary Puzzler – vocabulary word scramble and search

Thursday, 11/7:  Period 1,2,6 – see Wednesday lesson

Wednesday, 11/6:  Per. 1 & 6 – see Tues. lesson; Per. 5: 

1.  Moon Phases

2.  Flocabulary:  “Confessions of a Planet” – with seat partner, use vocabulary word bank to fill in lyrics

3.  Discussion:  What if we had no moon?  (discuss tides and seasons).  Video – Discovery Education: “If We Had no Moon”

Note sheet to accompany.

Tuesday, 11/5: Per. 6 – see Monday lesson; Per. 2 & 5:

1.  Moon Phases

2.  New Earths?  – listen to NPR radio show to learn about the possible number of other solar systems that may have Earth-like planets (22% of the stars we see).

3.  Finish all presentations: Group presentations of planet research (all students graded on participation – if absent, you need to make arrangements with Ms. Bell for getting graded.)

Monday, 11/4: Per. 1,2,5

1.  Moon Phases and Solar Eclipse (pics from around the world)

2.  Work with Planet group to finish research of planet and prepare for presentation.  All members must participate.

2.  Group presentations of planet research (all students graded on participation – if absent, you need to make arrangements with Ms. Bell for getting graded.)

3.  Return of Quiz #2 for keeps – put in Quiz section of binder

Week of 10/27-31:

Thursday 10/31:

Periods 1,2,6:  See Wednesday lesson for Per. 5.  Will likely adjust outdoor planetary activity to indoors if weather is rainy.  🙁

This is the last opportunity to make corrections on Quiz #2 if you scored a NP.

Wednesday 10/30: 

Period 1 & 6: see Tuesday lesson for Per. 2 & 5

Per. 5:

1.  Moon Phases

2.  Scale of the Solar System on our school football field – outside

a.  Gather NASA papers, football field diagram, lab sheet

b.  With your group, place planetary object on outside field

c.  Research info on your planet and be prepared to share it when the class tours the Solar System.

Tuesday 10/29: 

Period 6 – see Monday lesson

1.  Binder Check for Periods 2 & 5

2.  Moon Phases

3.  Start Video: “Planets”  – note sheet

 

 

Monday 10/28: 

1. Return Quiz #2 – corrections by Thurs. 10/31

2.  Moon Phases

3. Finish Scale of the Solar System (football field diagram)

4.  Work on Study Guide “Observing the Sky”-Turn in if finished

 

Note to Students and Parents:  The First Quarter Binder Check will be next week.  Here’s the Binder checklist to help students organize their binder: 

SCIENCE BINDER CHECKLIST

FIRST QUARTER

Binder Check:  October 29, 2013 (Per. 2, 5), October 30, 2013 (Per. 1 ,6)

 FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE IN YOUR SCIENCE BINDER FOR FULL CREDIT.  USE THIS CHECKLIST AS A GUIDE TO ORGANIZIING YOUR BINDER.  THE COMPLETED SCIENCE BINDER IS WORTH 30 POINTS. 

 1. At front of notebook:  Letter to Students/ Parents; Guidelines For Success; Scientific Inquiry                                        Scoring Guide (2.5 pts.)

2.  Five dividers titles:  Notes, Study Guides, Labs, Quizzes, Assignments (2.5 pts.)

Under each divider, you need the following items: 

NOTES  (5 pts.)

Any class notes, video notes.  These are dated from the first of the quarter to today or the other way around.  Note topics include:

Introduction to Science: What is Science?-defined (white); What is Science?-Defined (pink, with definitions); Some Branches of Science (list, green); Branches of Science 20 questions; Branches of Science ‘tree’ and questions(yellow);

Scientific Method:  Science Inquiry Notes: Parts of An Experiment; Graphing in the Real World;  Flocabulary Scientific Method Rap; Sponge Bob (you may or may not have this); Nobel Prizes;

Astronomy:  Solar System Scale Information and Football Field

Video notes from: “Accident at Jefferson High” with 14 Video T/F Questions, “Scientific Method”   “Wright Brothers Flying Machine”, “Nova:  Ultimate Mars Challenge – Curiosity”

STUDY GUIDES (5 pts.)

The following study guides are for First Quarter:

Chapter 1 – Studying Science Pg 7-11

Astronomy Introduction – Topics of Interest from the Text

LABS (5 pts.)

Lab Safety Notes (Safety Equip in a Lab), Safety symbols; Lab – Penny Observation;  Types of Observations: Qualitative/Quantitative (Smartie Lab); Metro Native Plant Center Graphing Plant Seed Data Table;  Lab – Moon Journal Calendar Sheet

QUIZZES (5 pts.)

Quiz #1 – Introduction to Science

Learning Targets for 3 units (1/2 sheets):  Introduction to Science, Scientific Inquiry, Astronomy

Quiz Correction Sheet (blue)

ASSIGNMENTS (5 pts.)

Color Dot Activity; Lab – Glowing Pickle; Branches of Science Tree (white with pictures); “Science Journal #1 “Dogs Sniff Cancer” Score sheet; Graph of Native Plant Seed Harvest Data

Have your binder ready for the final check and grading on: 

October 29, 2013 (Per. 2, 5), October 30, 2013 (Per. 1 ,6)

 

 

Oct. 21-25 – Summary

Friday, 10/25:  Moon phases for our journal; Astronomy video: NOVA – Ultimate Mars Challenge.

Thursday, 10/24:  See lesson for Wednesday.  All students should have received the First Quarter Binder Checklist to organize their science binders.  It’s an EASY ‘A’ if you have it ready on the grading day.  Periods 2&5 will be scored on Tuesday, 10/29, Periods 1&6 will be scored on Wednesday, 10/30.  A copy of the checklist is at the top of this week’s Summary.

Wednesday 10/23:  Added new Moon Data to our Journal; Finished up and turned in the Astronomy Text Book Introduction; Started a Study Guide “Observing Our Sky”…didn’t finish but will work on it next week and turn it in.

Tuesday 10/22:  Started our Moon Journals beginning with Oct. 18 when there was a full moon; Watched a video of the Scale of the Universe (wow!..are we small or what???); Began a Scale of the Solar System activity.

Monday 10/21: Learning Targets were passed out and discussed; Watched a brief video of the landing of the Mars Rover, Curiosity; Continued working on our Astronomy Text Book Introduction.

 

Oct. 14-17 – Summary

We continued our work on the parts of Scientific Inquiry.  Our focus this week was “Collecting and Presenting Data“.  Students were given a data table from the Metro Native Plant Center that shows many species of native plant seeds collected by them over a period of three years.  As a class we discussed the data that was presented and then students worked on making a graph of the information.  Students were given choice of making a line graph (choose 5 plants and graph their seed collection data over the three years) or a bar graph (choose 10 plants and graph how many seeds are in one pound).  Students need to have a key for the graph and give the scientific name and the common name.  We made rough drafts and then took this graph to final draft to turn in.  This was due by Wednesday for Period 5, Thursday for Periods 1,2,6.  

Quiz #2 was on Wednesday for Period 5, on Thursday for Periods 1,2,6. 

See you at conferences!

 

Note to Students and Parents:   Quiz #2 will be next week.  Period 5 will take it on Wednesday, 10/16.  Periods 1,2,6 will take it on Thursday, 10/17.  Below are the Learning Targets for this quiz:

Learning Targets and Review Guide,   Scientific Inquiry/Method

For our unit on the Scientific Method/Scientific Inquiry, gather information from any class notes, Study Guide, video notes, lab materials and handouts.  Here are the learning targets you should work toward:

I CAN:

1.  Explain what an observation is.

2.  Distinguish between a quantitative observation and a qualitative observation.

3.  Explain what an inference is.

4.  Distinguish between an observation and an inference.

5.  Explain the steps of Scientific Inquiry (according to district and state guidelines).

6.  Explain the difference between an experimental group and a control group.

7.  Identify an independent variable and a dependent variable in an experiment.

8.  Design an experiment that is clear in its question, hypothesis and procedure.

9.  Collect accurate data when conducting an experiment.

10.  Organize data into an appropriate data table. (title, labeled columns and rows)

11.  Design a graph that clearly presents the data. (title, labeled x and y axes)

12.  Analyze the data collected and write a conclusion that supports the findings of the experiment.

Thursday, 10/10/13, D-Day (Per. 1,2,6)

See Wednesday lesson below:

Wednesday, 10/9/13, C-Day (Per. 1, 6, 5)

Period 1 & 6 – See Tuesday lesson

Period 5:

1.  Nobel Prize – Today’s Winners: Chemistry

2. Scientific Method Review: Flocabulary

3.  Continue with Data Tables and Graphs (Graphing in the Real World)

 

Tuesday, 10/8/13, B-Day (Per. 6,2,5)

Period 6:  See Monday’s lesson

Period 2 & 5:

1.  Nobel Prize – Today’s Winners:  Physics

2.  Finish Parts of Experiments

3.  Collecting and Presenting Data:  Data Tables and Graphs

 

Monday, 10/7/13, A-Day (Per. 1,2,5)

1.  Turn in Lab: Observation and Inference (Smarties)

2.  Nobel Prizes:  What are they? Today’s Winners:  Physiology/Medicine

3.  Parts of An Experiment – notes and discussion

 

Thursday, 10/3/13, D-Day (Per. 1,2,6)

1.  Lab – Observations and Inferences:  “Smarties” Lab

a.  Complete scientific diagraming and measuring

b.  Make Quantitative and Qualitative observations

c.  Complete conclusion questions

Period 2 – Got back their Quiz #1.  Corrections need to made by next Wed. 10/9 for anyone who got NP on this quiz. Please make arrangements to come in at lunch or before school.

 

Wednesday, 10/2/13, C-Day (Per. 1,6,5)

1.  Return papers

2. Return Quiz #1 – Corrections for NPs need to be made by 10/9. Make arrangements with Ms. Bell to do this at lunch

3.  Per. 1:  Watched Wright Brother’s Video;  Per. 6:  Worked on Study Guide 1.1;   Per. 5:  Lab – Observations vs. Inference (Smarties Lab)

Tuesday, 10/1/13, B-Day (Per. 6,2,5)

Ms. Bell was absent again.

Per. 6 – Study Guide 1.1, although many students didn’t finish (see Monday’s lesson)

Period 2 & 5:  Scientific Method:

Video: ” Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine” – notes (you can find this on YouTube)

Monday, 9/30/13 A-Day (Per. 1,2,5)

Ms. Bell was out sick.

1.  Review Learning Targets for Sci. Method

2. Study Guide 1.1 using the class set of text books.  Most students were able to finish and turn it in.

3.  Science World Magazine- read and answer questions

Friday, 9/27/13, E-Day (all classes)

1. Science Journal #1 – Scoring in class.  (Many students did not have this ready for scoring even with daily reminders.  There is no extension for this assignment but students can still turn it in late by coming in at lunch to score it.)

2. Start Study Guide 1.1 How Scientists Study Science –  using class set of text books.

Note to Students and Parents:  Grades for this class have now been posted.  More grade updates will be coming soon. Please check the PASS system for current posting of grades. 

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013:  B-Day (Per. 6,2,5)

Period 6:  See lesson for Monday, Sept. 23

Period 2 & 5:

1. Science Journal details again:  Making sure you know the 4 parts of question #1.  Due Friday

2.  Review Scientific Method using the State of Oregon Scientific Inquiry Scoring Guide

3.  Observations:  “Using all of our senses to gather information about the world around us.”

A.  Discuss what senses we use most often

B.  Lab:  Penny Observation (students without Safety Contracts turned in are exempt)

 

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013:  A-Day (Per. 1,2,5)

1.  Turn in late work:  Branches of Science Tree and Safety Contracts

2.  Review video from Friday, “The Scientific Method” …go over answers and discuss

3.  Review Science Journal Entry, “Dogs Sniff Cancer”…how to set up, especially question #1

Due on Friday, 9/27 – scored during class

4.  Handout:  Scientific Inquiry Scoring Guide – State of Oregon

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013: E-Day (all classes)

1.  Learning Targets for new unit: Scientific Method/Inquiry (read & review)

2.  Science Journal Entry #1 – “Dogs Sniff Cancer”…set up in Science Journal, article pasted to the left, questions on the right.  Read article, answer questions.  Due on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

3.  Video:  “Scientific Method” – Notes

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013:  D-day (Per. 1,2,6)

1.  Turn in any Safety Contracts (due by Thurs. 9/19)

2.  Turn in Branches of Science Tree – due at start of class (see Tues. for requirements)

3.  Quiz #1 Review – 5 -10 minutes

4.  Quiz #1 – Introduction to Science

5.  Science Journal Set-up  (you need your science journal/lab notebook…spiral or graph book)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013:  C-Day (Per. 1,6,5)

Periods 1 & 6:  See information for Tuesday (B-day)

Period 5: 

1.  Turn in any Safety Contracts (due by Thurs. 9/19)

2.  Turn in Branches of Science Tree – due at start of class (see Tues. for requirements)

3.  Quiz #1 Review – 5 -10 minutes

4.  Quiz #1 – Introduction to Science

5.  Science Journal Set-up  (you need your science journal/lab notebook…spiral or graph book)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013: B-day (Per. 6,2,5)

Period 6:  See information for Monday (A-day)

Periods 2 & 5:

1.  Collect any signed Safety Contracts. Due on Thurs. 9/19

2.  Branches of Science continued:

– Finish partner work on questions 1-20.  Answer given in class

– Branches of Science Tree – discuss and answer questions on back

– Branches of Science Tree – assignment.  Due Next Class.

Details of Tree Assignment:

Students have studied the branches of science this week.  This final activity has students choosing 8 branches of science that interests them.  Internet access or old magazines are needed for obtaining pictures for this assignment.  Below are the requirements:

Branches of Science                        Name __________________
Science Tree                                        Date  __________________
                                                                    Sci. Period  _________

On the back of this paper is a blank “science tree”.  Each of the branches is bare and awaiting you to fill it in.  Here’s what you do:

1.    Using the handout, “Some Branches of Science”, choose eight branches of science that interest you the most.  In the space below, write the name of each of those eight branches of science and give some words that explain what is studied.

2.    Now turn your paper over and write the name of the type of science on the branch.

3.    Add at least 4 leaves to each branch.  Within each leaf, write words that help explain what that branch of science is about.  You can also add some leaves that give examples of some objects or creatures that are a part of that branch of science.

4.    Somewhere near the end of each branch, attach with glue or tape a picture or two that depicts that branch of science.  The pictures may be from a magazine or an image you print from the internet.  Pictures may be color or black and white.  These are NOT drawings, they are actual pictures that help show that branch of science.

5.    These trees will be on display.  Make sure they are neat and show an example of your best work.  Black-lining your work makes it especially neat.

The eight branches of science I have chosen are:
BRANCH OF SCIENCE:                                                        STUDY OF:

1.    ______________________________    _________________________________

2.    ______________________________   _________________________________

3.    ______________________________   _________________________________

4.    ______________________________   _________________________________

5.    ______________________________   _________________________________

6.    ______________________________    _________________________________

7.    ______________________________    _________________________________

8.    ______________________________    _________________________________

 

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013:  A-day (Per. 1,2,5)

1.  Collected any signed Safety Contracts. Due by Thurs. 9/19

2. Finish any Lab Safety cautions (notes, symbols, etc.) from Friday

3.  Start Branches of Science study – Two handouts