Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Science Agenda:

  1. QOTD # 21
  2. Last work time:  Chapter 4 (Book K) Study Guide.  There will be an open note quiz on Friday, January 19 over this material.
  3. ‘Ticket out the Door’ — Check in Question.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Science Agenda:

  1. Collect Phase Change Lab
  2. HandElement and Symbol Study Guide out.
  3. Study Guide Work Time
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  1. Graph Phase change Part 2:

Graphing your results:

X axis = Time   Y axis = Temperature

Label: Graph, axis and data points

Use graph paper.

Graphs should be at least ¾ of a page.

Use a straight edge!!!

  1. Study Guide Work time
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

  1. Phase Change Lab Part 2
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Monday, January 8, 2018

  1. QOTD
  2. Chapter 4 Intro to Matter Study Guide
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Friday, January 5, 2018

Phase Change Lab Part 1

Graphing your results:

X axis = Time   Y axis = Temperature

Label: Graph, axis and data points

Use graph paper.

Graphs should be at least ¾ of a page.

Use a straight edge!!!

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

  1. QOTD
  2. Phase Change Lab Part 1
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Welcome back!

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Share time:  What we did on vacation.
  2. Quiz!
  3. Review video:  States of Matter
  4. Prep for Changes of States Lab -starts tomorrow.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Last day of school in 2017!

Wishing everyone a wonderful break.

See you in 2018

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

frozen oranges on treeScience Agenda:

  1. QOTD 18.  Why do orange growers spray water onto their orange trees when the weather goes below the freeing temperature?
  2. PHET: States of Matter Lab.

Homework: Finish PHET Lab.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Science Agenda:

  1. PHET States of Matter lab simulation
  2. Supercooled liquids demonstration; Phase change in a hurry.
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Return Chapter 2 open note quiz
  2. PHET:  States of Matter Lab

Find the lab here.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Open Study Guide Quiz.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Science Agenda:

  1. Bill Nye: Phases of Matter-Part 2
  2. Phase Change: Notes.

Section 1 Study Guide/ Bill Nye video notes quiz tomorrow.

Open Note

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Wednesday, December 6,2017

Early release today.

Science Agenda:

  1. Bill Nye: Phases of Matter

With notes.  Bill Nye notes will be included on Friday’s quiz

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Science Agenda:

  1. Shoebox Atoms Hand in
  2. Shoebox Atom reveal
  3. Chapter 2, Section 1 Study Guide

Open note quiz on Section 1 Study Guide will be on Friday, December 8.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy birthday to the Isotope!  Frederick Soddy coined the term

isotope

on this date in 1913.

Today’s agenda:

Chapter 2, Section 1 Study Guide

Shoebox Atom Lab is due tomorrow

 

 

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Friday, December 1, 2017

  1. QOTD #17.
  2. Intro to Matter, Chapter 2 Study Guide: Section 1: Four States of Matter Study Guide
  3. Bill Nye:  Phases of Matter

Shoebox Atoms Lab is due on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

  1. Shoebox Atoms Lab:
  • Continue to figure out box contents
  • Record all observations in your data tables!!
  • Ask three yes or no questions. Write down the answers!
  • List the items you believe are in the box.
  • Draw each item life sized on a clean white paper.
  • Write the evidence you have for each item under the drawing.
  • Conclusion: Typed

Completed lab is due on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  1. Shoebox Atoms Lab.

Completed Lab will be due Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

  1. Shoebox Atoms Lab
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Welcome back:

Today’s agenda:

  1. Shoebox Atoms Lab:
    1. Continue to figure out box contents
    2. Record all observations in your data tables!!
    3. Ask three yes or no questions. Write down the answers!
    4. List the items you believe are in the box.
    5. Draw each item life sized on a clean white paper.
    6. Write the evidence you have for each item under the drawing.
    7. Do not harm the box in any way.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Science Agenda:

  1. QOTD:  If atoms are so small, how do we know what they look like?
  2. Shoebox Atom Lab, Part 1
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Today we are proud to welcome Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young to Athey Creek Middle School.  Welcome Ambassador Young!.

Today’s Science agenda:

  1. Return Mystery Checks Lab
  2. QOTD #13 Bricks in Space!
  3. Work Time: Chapter 1 SG
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Friday, November 3, 2017

  1. QOTD:  New medical/chemical breakthrough!
  2. Introduction to Chemistry, Chapter 1 Reading with notes
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Science agenda:

  1. Chemistry Unit Chemistry Learning Targets
  2. Reading with notes:  Chapter 1 Introduction to Matter.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Science Agenda:

  1. Finish Evaluating Resources activity;
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

PumpkinHappy Halloween!

  1. New seats
  2. Return Unit 2-Scientific Inquiry Test
  3. Evaluating Resources activity
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Unit 2 test: Scientific Inquiry
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Agenda:

  1. Class notes:  Parts of an Experiment
  2. Study and review:  Unit test tomorrow on Scientific Inquiry.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Classroom notes:  Scientific inquiry.
  2. Mystery Checks Lab
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Monday October 24, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Return Smarties Lab and take final observation 😉
  2. QOTD # 12:

What is Occam’s Razor and what does it have to do with scientific inferences?

3. Mystery Checks Lab

Unit 2 Test on Friday, October 27, 2017

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Today’s Agenda

  1. New schedules for Monday’s new advisory class (1st period)
  2. Return Penny Observation Labs
  3. Mystery Checks Lab Day 2
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Thursday, October 19,2017

Today’s AgendaWriting a check

1.Review Unit 2 Learning Targets

2.Review ‘Scientific Method’ reading.

3.Mystery Checks Lab

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Writing a checkToday’s agenda:

  1. Collect Smarties Lab
  2. Reading with notes:
    1. ‘The Scientific Method’
    2. Review in Class
  3. Begin ‘The Checks Mystery’

 

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Tuesday, October 17, 201

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Observation Lab # 2. Smarties Lab

• Finish Drawing with measurements/quantitative observations

• Complete all other observations and questions

This assignment is due tomorrow, Wednesday, October 18, at the beginning of class.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Observation Lab # 2:  Smarties Lab
    1. Use quantitative and qualitative observations to observe the Smarties.  You may use every sense but taste.
    2. Draw the Smarties using the examples as a guide to the detail and quality of the drawing
    3. Continue with written observations.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Return Branches of Science Tree Assignment
  2. QOTD # 10
  3. Finish Penny Observation Lab.

Lab due at end of the period.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Return Branches of Science Quizzes.

Quiz corrections are due Monday, October 16.

2, QOTD # 9

3. Work Time:  Penny Observation Lab

 

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Nobel Prize in Economics:  Richard Thaler, University of ChicagoPenny

2. Observations:

Notes: Qualitative verses Quantitative.

  Inference

3.  Penny Observation Lab

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Agenda:

  1. 2017 Nobel Peace Prize:  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  2. Collect Branches of Science Tree Assignment.
  3. Branches of Science Quiz

No Homework

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Agenda:

  1. Nobel Prizes:  Literature
  2. Video:  Scientific Method with notes
  3. Video review and discussion
  4. Review/study time:  Branches of Science
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Wednesday, October 4, 2107

Agenda:

  1. Nobel Prize winners:  Physics and Chemistry
  2. Unit 2—Science Inquiry Learning Targets
  3. Science Basic Vocabulary
  4. Work time:  Branches of Science Tree  Due Friday, October 6th.

Branches of Science Quiz on Friday

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thank you for your patience as I return from a health leave.

In the past week we have worked on ‘Some Branches of Science’ sheet and made flashcards to memorize the required branches.

Monday, October 2 we introduced information about the Nobel Prizes and then introduced the ‘Branches of Science Tree’ assignment.  This assignment is due on Friday, October 13th.

Today Mrs. Snapp introduced the 7th graders to the Naviance Career Planning website that will be used for the upcoming parent/student/teacher conferences next week.

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Wednesday September 20,2017

  1. QOTD:

  #6. What is the best thing you have ever eaten?

  1. Reading with notes:

What is Science?

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Defining Science Worksheet:

2. Classroom discussion: your definition of science.

3.  Looking at dictionary definitions of science.

4. Work time: What is Science Poster.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Review and discuss your group’s definition of ‘Science’.
  2. Read and discuss two dictionary definitions of ‘Science’
  3. Revise your definition.
  4. Work time: What is Science poster assignment.  (Due Friday)
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Today’s agenda

Defining Science Worksheet:

Keywords

Partners

Rough draft of your definition

Rough draft of your ‘What is Science’   poster.

What is Science poster due on Friday, September 22

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Today’s Agenda

  1. Continue Defining Science Assignment
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today’s Agenda

  1. QOTD:  In your opinion, what is science?
  2. Review and discussion of ‘What is Science?’ reading
  3. Video: What is science
  4. Defining Science assignment
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Today’s agenda:

  1. Safety Contract-Review and sign
  2. Unit 1: Learning Targets
  3. What is Science?
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. Safety quiz:  We are taking our safety rules and safety symbol test today in class then correcting it.
  2. No Homework
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Monday, September 11, 2017

  1. QOTD
  2. Complete Safety Symbols Notes
  3. Flash cards:  Symbols and safety rules.

Safety rules and safety symbols quiz tomorrow!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Happy Friday!

With apologies, the previously announced safety test has been postponed until next week.

  1. ‘What’s wrong with this picture’ activity
  2. Safety symbols: Discussion and notes.

No homework

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Today’s agenda:

  1. Accident at Jefferson High safety video with notes.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Today’s agenda:

  1. QOTD
  2. Read, review and sign the Athey Creek Honor Code.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  1. QOTD
  2. Review and collect Glowing Pickle Conclusion.
  3. Complete our review of Classroom Standards and grading.
  4. Discussion of MATERIALS LIST FOR 7TH GRADE SCIENCE
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Friday, September 1, 2017

PickleYea! We made it to Friday!

Today’s agenda:

  1. Our first Question OThe Day (QOTD).  This is a daily warm up question.
  2. Discussion of our classroom standards including grading and late work policies.
  3. Glowing Pickle Demonstration!

Glowing Pickle Conclusion is due Tuesday, September 5th.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Today’s Agenda:

  1. New seats for everyone!
  2. Review our ‘Uniquely You’ questionnaire  and report out to the group.
  3. Quiz!  A ‘for fun’ quiz to test your science knowledge.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Welcome back 7th Graders!

Today in class we spent a bit of time creating science name tags and working on an assignment called Uniquely You.

Both the finished name tag and the Uniquely You assignment are due tomorrow.electric boy

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