2.16.18

Today: Wrapping Up Work From The Week

I was finally back today after a 3 day absence to watch my son, who is home sick with a cold or the flu. In class we spent time reviewing, sharing out, and turning in the “Mining Articles” worksheet. That was begun on Tuesday.

Then we continued the Gems video:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/treasures-earth-gems.html

We will finish this video on Tuesday for the classes that did not finish (all but period 5).

HOMEWORK: Finish “Mining Articles” worksheet if not done. Finish “Save the Eggs” work if not done.

Mining Articles

Work Completion Checklist – Save the Eggs.

2.14.18

TODAY: SUBSTITUTE AGAIN. READING NOTES ON MINERALS

Working again with a sub, students completed reading notes from Chapter 1, Section 1 and 3 of the textbook. I do not have a digital copy of the book, but I’ve attached the notes worksheet:

Chpt1 Mineral Reading Notes

HOMEWORK: Unfinished Save the Egg Work

2.13.18

TODAY: SUBSTITUTE COVERS INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE MINING ARTICLES

Working with a sub (Mr. Walsh home with sick child), the students read 1 of 5 different articles about mining. This is our launch into our Earth Science unit. Through exploring issues related to mining, we will dive into concepts like Earth’s layers, plate tectonics, rock cycle, mineral resources, and environmental impacts of mining.

HOMEWORK: SAVE THE EGG PROJECT WORK.

2.12.18

TOPIC: EGG SAVER FINAL WORK DAY

In class students had a final day to work in class on writing up their Egg Saver Reflection/Conclusion.

I explained a bit to the students about transferring their outline into a conclusion, but most of the day was spent with students typing up their work.

This was the LAST in-class workday on the Egg Saver Project. Any unfinished work has to be completed outside of class. 

HOMEWORK: EGG SAVER ASSIGNMENT WORK (SEE GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR SUPPORTING MATERIALS).

2.8 and 2.9.18

Topic: Egg Saver Design Write Up

Thursday I had a substitute. Both days were workdays on the Egg Saver Project. The sub handed out this checklist for work completion. It also requires completing an outline to help with writing the final written summary of how the project went (second link below).

Work Completion Checklist

Egg Saver Analysis Outline Walsh Version

HOMEWORK: Complete all work EXCEPT the final written portion of the assignment. These should already be done.

2.7.18

TODAY: YEAR LONG  RESEARCH PROJECT

Being an early release day, students spent it working on their year long science research projects on a topic of their choosing. Today they were required to find 4 different articles on their topic. The assignment they needed to complete is called “My Research” on google classroom.

HOMEWORK: From yesterday, complete questions 3 and 4 on the “Save the Egg” worksheet.

Walsh Version Egg Saver Worksheet 2

2.2.18

Today: Last Assembly Day for Save the Egg

WARM UP: NONE

WORK TIME: Students had the following goals today:

-Finish building their “save the egg” device so they can test it on Monday.

-Finish their design diagrams for a grade.

HOMEWORK: Finish design diagrams if not done yet.

1.30.18

Topic: Save the Eggs Engineering Design Project

WARM UP: What are the 4 factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions? Which of these factors could come into play with our engineering project?

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTION:

I handed out worksheets with the scoring guide and additional instructions on the project. I explained with more detail the “Design” phase of the project.

HANDOUTS: Egg Saver Draft Plan

Walsh Version Egg Saver Worksheet 2

WORK TIME:

Work on the “design” phase of the egg project. Goal for the period was to finish the first design worksheet from last week (white packet).

HOMEWORK: Collect supplies for the project.

 

Quarter 2 Grades

I am done entering assignments for quarter 2 grades but will be updating revisions and test corrections over the weekend as well as on Monday. Final grades should be updated to FamilyLink by Monday afternoon.

HOMEWORK: NONE

1.23.18

Today: Save the Egg Project: Insulator Research

WARM UP: We worked on and went over the study guide for the test tomorrow.

Study Guide Summative 2

INSULATOR READING: To prepare for our Save the Eggs project, we read about insulator and conductors and then answered some questions.

HOMEWORK: REVIEW STUDY GUIDE AND PREPARE FOR THE TEST.