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5/25 (Friday) Earth Science Survey

Students filled out a survey on the Earth Science Class.

Survey Earth Science.doc

Funky Dance party for the last day of school. Thirty minute classes today.
Have a great summer. I will miss you all.

posted on: May 27, 2007

5/24 (Thursday) Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

Skills:
Identify the characteristics of comets and asteroids.
Describe the formation of meteoroids.

Assessment:
Notes on comets, asteroids, and meteors

20.5 Comet notes-1.doc

Notes on galaxies, history of the universe, future of the universe

Ch. 21 notes-1.doc

Science Court "Inertia"
Reading Reward - 5th period - Water Rockets

posted on: May 27, 2007

5/23 (Wednesday) Inner and Outer Planets

Skills:
Identify the main characteristics of the inner planets.
Identify the main characteristics of the gas giant planets.
Compare Pluto with the other planets.

Assessment:
Fill in the chart with information about the inner and outer planets.

Planet Organizer-1.doc

posted on: May 27, 2007

5/22 (Tuesday) Eclipses & Observing the Solar System

Skills:
Explain what causes solar and lunar eclipses.
Explain how the heliocentric and geocentric models of the solar system differ.
Explain how the observation and view of scientists such as Kepler and Copernicus contributed to the current understanding of the solar system.
Identify and explain the two factors that keep planets in their orbits.

Activities:
Check workbook p. 225-229 (3rd) & p. 225-228 (4th - 6th)
Finish notes Ch. 19 on eclipses.
Start Ch. 20 on Observing the Solar System

Ch. 20 notes.doc

Planet Organizer.doc

20.5 Comet notes.doc

posted on: May 23, 2007

5/21 (Monday) Earth, Moon, and Sun

Skills:
Identify the effects of Earth's rotation and revolution.
Explain the causes of the seasons on Earth.
Describe the causes of the moon's phases.
Describe what causes solar and lunar eclipses.

Assessment:
Note taking on Ch. 19.1 Earth in Space & 19.2 Phases, Eclipses, and Tides

Ch. 19 notes-1.doc

Ch. 19 Earth, Moon, and Sun.ppt

HW: Workbook p. 225-229 & Moon Phases cut-outs (3rd period)

p. 225-228 (4th, 5th, 6th periods)

posted on: May 21, 2007

5/18 (Friday) Meteorology & Weather Patterns

Turn in Ch. 17 Notes
Test on Ch. 17 Weather Patterns
Meteorology Post-test

posted on: May 21, 2007

5/17 (Thursday) Field Day

No academics

posted on: May 16, 2007

5/16 (Wednesday) Ch. 17 Review

Check p. 212 in workbook
Check 17.1, 17.2, & 17.4 worksheet
Progress Reports given out
Risky Business - review game for test on Friday
Field Day tomorrow

HW: Attachment sheet - attach the notes and get a parent signature for 5 extra bonus points on your test.

Ch. 17 Attachment Sheet.doc

posted on: May 15, 2007

5/15 (Tuesday) Review

Check p. 209-211 (1-14)
17.1, 17.2, 17.4 Review and Reinforcement Worksheets
p. 212 in workbook
Book check. Please bring in cds.

Tell me tomorrow that you looked at blog. The password is "fronts". I will give you a piece of candy.

posted on: May 15, 2007

5/14 (Monday) Predicting the Weather

Skill:
Explain how technology helps forecasters predict the weather.
Describe the types of information shown on weather maps.
Describe El Nino and its effects.

Assessment:
Notes on Ch. 17.4 Predicting the Weather

17.4 Predicting the Weather.doc

HW: p. 209-211 (1-14)

posted on: May 15, 2007

5/11 (Friday) Ice Cream Lab

Ice Cream Lab - Sweat Mountain Park

Thank you to all parents who sent in items and to volunteers who helped make the ice cream!
I could not have done it without you.

Have a great weekend!

posted on: May 08, 2007

5/10 (Thursday) Storms

Finish storm notes on hurricanes
Ice Cream plans

HW: p. 207 (10-14)

posted on: May 08, 2007

5/9 (Wednesday) Storms

Skills:

List the main kinds of storms and explain how they form.
Describe measures they can take to ensure safety in a storm.

Assessment:
Storm notes on thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Tornado Bottles

17.2 Storms.doc

HW: p. 205-206 (1-9)

posted on: May 08, 2007

5/8 (Tuesday) Storms

Check p. 203-204 (1-11)
Review fronts using Playdough
Check your understanding quiz on air masses
Storm video on Super Twisters with 10 facts (6th period 7 facts).

Homework: Letter regarding ice cream lab

Ice Cream letter-1.doc

posted on: May 08, 2007

5/7 (Monday) Air Masses and Fronts

Skills:
Name and describe the major air masses that affect North America.
Name and describe the types of fronts.

Assessment:
Notes and activities with Ch. 17.1 Air Masses and Fronts

Homework: p. 203-204 (1-11)

Take science fair projects home
Start bring all books and cds back to school.
Ice Cream on Friday. Attached is the letter about helping out.

Ice Cream letter.doc

posted on: May 08, 2007

5/4 (Friday) Reporting and Predicting the Weather

MacLab Exercise

Edheads - Fun Weather Site plus more

Students took a pre-test, go through the exercise, and then take the post-test (the same as the pre-test).

Edheads Weather Activity.doc

posted on: May 08, 2007

5/3 (Thursday) Weather Factors Test

Ch. 16 Test
Van de Graf - static electricity

posted on: May 02, 2007

5/2 (Wednesday) Review for Test on Thursday

Check p. 202
Check 16.3 & 16.4
Bingo Game Review

HW: Attachment Sheet - get notes, worksheets, video notes together and get your parents to sign for an extra 5 points on the test.

posted on: May 02, 2007

5/1 (Tuesday) Precipitation

Skill:
Identify the main types of precipitation.

Assessment:
Check p. 198-199 (9-21)
Check 16.1 & 16.3 Worksheets for Review
Instant Snow
Hail Lab
HW: p. 202 in WB
16.3 & 16.4 WS

posted on: May 02, 2007

4/30 (Monday) Clouds

Skill:
Explain how clouds form
Describe the main types of clouds.

Assessment:
Check notes with PPT
Mini Cloud book

HW: p. 198-199 (9-21)
WS 16.1 &16.2

posted on: May 02, 2007

4/27 (Friday) Relative Humidity

Checked p. 197-198 (1-8)

iMovie Film Festival

posted on: May 02, 2007

4/26 (Thursday) Relative Humidity

Skill:
Describe how relative humidity is measured.
Explain how clouds form.
Describe the main types of clouds.

Assessment:
3rd & 5th Period - Science Fair grades
Check p. 196 (17-19) Take a grade.
PPT on Relative Humidity
Clouds Video with quiz

HW: p. 197-198 (1-8)

posted on: April 26, 2007

4/25 (Wednesday) Winds/Water in the Atmosphere

Skill:
Describe the major global wind belts and where they are located.

Assessment:
Check p. 195-196 (9-16)
Powerpoint with notes on global wind belts.
Understanding Weather Video - Write 5 facts.

HW: p. p. 196 (17-19)
Water in the Atmosphere Notes through Sharpen Your Skills.

posted on: April 25, 2007

4/24 (Tuesday) Winds

Skills:
Distinguish between local winds and global winds.

Assessment:
Check p. 194-195 (1-8)
Build a Wind Vane Activity
Check notes with Powerpoint on local winds thru Coriolis Effect
Monsoon Movie Clip (1 min, 30 sec)
Global Wind belt (8 min)

HW: p. 195-196 (9-16)

posted on: April 25, 2007

4/23 (Monday) Winds

Skills:
Explain what causes winds.

Assessment:
PPT with notes p. 536-537
Discover Demonstration
Pinwheel Activity

HW: p. 194-195 (1-8)

posted on: April 25, 2007

4/20 (Friday) Winds

3rd - Presentations of Science Fair
4th, 5th, 6th - Wind Notes

16.3 Winds Notes.doc

HW: Finish Notes through Monsoons

posted on: April 25, 2007

4/19 (Thursday) Science CRCT

3rd & 5th period - Presentations
Check p. 192-194 (8-19)
Temperature Lab

posted on: April 18, 2007

4/18 (Wednesday) CRCT Testing & Science Review for CRCT

Review for CRCT

HW: Get to bed early for the science test.

posted on: April 18, 2007

4/17 (Tuesday) CRCT Testing, Heat Transfer, & Winds

CRCT Testing - Language Arts

Skill:
Explain the three ways heat is transferred.
Explain what causes winds.

Assessment:
Check Temperature Worksheet
Check notes on heat transfer
Bill Nye video "Winds"

HW: Workbook p. 192-194 (8-19)

posted on: April 17, 2007

4/16 (Monday) CRCT Testing, Comets/Meteors & Temperature

CRCT Testing - Reading

Skill:

Identify the characteristics of comets and asteroids.
Describe the formation of meteoroids.

Assessment:
Check p. 191-192 (1-7)
Bill Nye "Comets and Meteors" with 5 questions

HW: Temperature Worksheet

posted on: April 17, 2007

4/13 (Friday) Heat

Skill:

Describe how temperature is measured.

Assessment:
Go over heat notes with Powerpoint
Bill Nye video on "Earth's Reason for Seasons" with questions

HW: p. 191-192 (1-7)

posted on: April 17, 2007

4/12 (Thursday) Outer Space and Heat

Skill: Describe how temperature is measured.
Describe the causes of the moon's phases.
Describe what causes solar and lunar eclipses.
Describe the main characteristics of the inner and outer planets.

Assessment:
Check p. 190-191(12-21)
Bill Nye video "Outer Space" - information on the planets and the moon.

HW: 16.2 Heat Notes

16.2 Heat Transfer Notes.doc

posted on: April 17, 2007

4/11 (Wednesday) Energy of the Atmosphere

Skill:

State in what form energy travels from the sun to Earth.
Explain what happens to energy from the sun when it reaches Earth.

Assessment:
Weather journal
Check p. 189-190 (1-11)
Finish Powerpoint on 16.1 Energy of the Atmosphere
Heat exercises/Temperature Worksheet
3rd & 5th period - Science Fair Presentations

HW: p. 190-191 (12-21)

posted on: April 17, 2007

4/10 (Tuesday) Energy in the Atmosphere

Skill:
State in what form energy travels from the sun to Earth.

Assessment:
Science Fair presentations - 3rd & 5th
Journals - Record the weather daily from www.weather.com with temperature, wind, humidity, pressure, and dew point.
Notes with 16.1 discussion and activities.
HW: WB p. 189-191 (1-11)

posted on: April 10, 2007

4/9 (Monday) Layers of the Atmosphere

Skill: Describe the characteristics of the main layers of the atmosphere.

Assessment:
Science Fair Project Presentations - 3rd & 5th periods
Free Form Maps using graphic organizer notes.
16.1 Notes on Energy in the Atmosphere

Ch. 16.1 Energy in the Atmosphere Notes.doc

HW: Finish notes

posted on: April 10, 2007

4/2-4/6 Spring Break

No School

posted on: April 10, 2007

Webquest - Atmosphere Enrichment

Complete the following webquest and turn in answers when completed.
Atmosphere Webquest

posted on: April 09, 2007

3/30 (Friday) Weather

Periods 3rd and 5th -
Turn in Ch. 15 notes
Projects Due
Presentations of Projects
Students and teacher will assess the projects.

Period 4th and 6th -
Turn in Ch. 15 notes
Weather Video

posted on: March 30, 2007

3/29 (Thursday) Atmosphere & Air Pressure

Check 15.3 WS
Quiz on 15.1 & 15.3
Layers of the Atmosphere Graphic Organizer - Students are to take notes on the layers of the atmosphere using the worksheet.
HW: Finish layers of the atmosphere graphic organizer.
Gifted and 5th period - Science Fair projects due

posted on: March 26, 2007

3/28 (Wednesday) Atmosphere & Air Pressure

WB p. 184 (12-18)
DEAR
Density Lab of an Irregular Object
Study Notes for quiz

posted on: March 26, 2007

3/27 (Tuesday) Air Pressure

Skill:
Explain how altitude can affect air pressure and density.
Find the volume of liquids and irregular objects.

Assessment:
Check p. 182-184 (1-11)
Check 15.3 notes thru density and altitude
Volume WS

HW: WB p. 184 (12-18)

posted on: March 26, 2007

3/26 (Monday) Air Pressure

Skill:
Describe the properties of air.
Name the instruments that measure air pressure.
Calculate density.

Assessment:
Check 15.3 Air Pressure Notes with Powerpoint thru barometers
Mass Worksheet
Density Lab

HW: Workbook p. 182-184 (1-11) and finish notes on 15.3
Science Fair Project Due Friday

posted on: March 26, 2007

3/23 (Friday) Air Pressure

Skills:
Identify some of the properties of air.
Name instruments that are used to measure air pressure.
Explain how increasing altitude affects air pressure and density.
Calculate density.

Assessment:
Check 15.1 WS
Bill Nye "Pressure Video"
Notes on 15.3 Air Pressure

posted on: March 23, 2007

3/22 (Thursday) Atmosphere & Pressure

Skill:
Why is the atmosphere important?
Does air have mass?

Assessment
Bill Nye Video "Atmosphere" with questions
Discover Activity using the balances - Does Air Have Mass?
HW: Worksheet 15.1

posted on: March 22, 2007

3/21 (Wednesday) Pre-Test on Meteorology

Check p. 177-178 (1-11) and Atmosphere graphic organizer
Hydrology post-test results and other papers, quizzes
Pre-test on Meteorology
DEAR

HW: Review 15.1 Notes on The Air Around You and read p. 509-511

posted on: March 21, 2007

3/20 (Tuesday) Atmosphere

Skill:
State how the atmosphere is important to living things.
Identify the gases that are present in Earth's atmosphere.

Assessment:
Check notes on Ch. 15.1 The Air Around You
Graphic Organizer (Six Doors) on the Atmosphere Gases

HW: p. 177-178 (1-11)

posted on: March 21, 2007

3/19 (Monday) Hydrology Post-test

Hydrology Post-test
Notes on 15.1 The Air Around You

HW: Finish Notes
Shadow Day tomorrow

posted on: March 19, 2007

3/19 (Monday) Hydrology Post-test

Hydrology Post-test
Notes on 15.1 The Air Around You

15.1 The Air Around You Notes.doc

HW: Finish Notes
Shadow Day tomorrow

posted on: March 19, 2007

3/16 (Friday) Ocean Exploration

Check 14.1 WS
Quiz on 14.1
Cover page for Ch. 15 on the Atmosphere. We are starting a new unit on Meteorology (Weather) next week. This unit will cover Ch. 15, 16, 17.
Jekyll Island slide show of 7th graders.
Hydrology Post-test on Monday.

Block Party Today

HW: You can look over your old tests for Ch. 11,12,13,14 for Post-test

posted on: March 16, 2007

3/15 (Thursday) Ocean Exploration

PH Video - Ch. 14 (7 min.)
Checked p. 165-167 in workbook
Ocean Floor Model using Playdough (for those students who were on the Orchestra field trip)
14.1 WS
Self-made study guide for quiz tomorrow - Have at lease 10 questions.

HW: Finish WS 14.1 & study guide

posted on: March 16, 2007

3/14 (Wednesday) Ocean Exploration

Skill: Describe features of the ocean floor and the processes that have shaped it.

DEAR
Check p. 165-166 (1-7)
Check notes with powerpoint on ocean floor

14.1 Exploring the Ocean.doc

Vernier Technology hardware - using the motion sensor to map things such as boxes to simulate mapping the ocean floor! Cool demonstration!
Playdough Activity - Model of the ocean floor.

HW: p. 166-167 (8-18)

posted on: March 12, 2007

3/13 (Tuesday) Ocean Exploration

Skill: Describe the exploration of the ocean and its floor and identify factors that make ocean-floor research difficult.

Bill Nye "Ocean Exploration" with video quiz
Check 14.1 Notes with Powerpoint. Discussions and activities.

HW: WB p. 165-166 (1-7)

posted on: March 12, 2007

3/12 (Monday) Tsunamis Waves and Ocean Exploration

Tsunamis Video - The Wave that Shocked the World
Write a story (one page) as if you were vacationing at the beach and a tsunamis hit the area.
14.1 Notes on Ocean Exploration - Fill in answers to the blanks.

14.1 Exploring the Ocean-1.doc

HW: 14.1 Notes

posted on: March 12, 2007

3/9 (Friday) Ocean Motion

Check p. 164 in workbook
Check p. 454 in textbook
Test on Ch. 13 Ocean Motion

posted on: March 12, 2007

3/8 (Thursday) Ch. 13 Ocean Motions Review

Take a grade on p. 161-163 in workbook.
Check WS 13.2 on tides
Study guide assignment and attachment sheet. See attached.

Ch. 13 Ocean Motion SG.doc

Test tomorrow, Friday.

posted on: March 08, 2007

3/7 (Wednesday) Reading and Writing Lesson

Mrs. Davis is in Jekyll Island with the 7th graders. Seventh grade teachers will be covering classes plus co-teachers.

Class with Mrs. Worthington

Test Friday on Ch. 13. Ocean Motion

posted on: March 04, 2007

3/6 (Tuesday) Assessment of Ocean Chemistry and Currents/Climate

Mrs. Davis is in Jekyll Island with the 7th graders. Seventh grade teachers will be covering classes plus co-teachers.

3rd/5th periods
Quiz on 13.3 Ocean Chemistry & 13.4 Currents and Climates
Media Center for research

4th/6th periods
Check WS 13.3 & 13.4
Quiz on 13.1 Ocean Chemistry and 13.4 Currents/Climate
Finite Ocean Video
WS on 13.2 Tides

HW: Finish 13.2 WS due Thursday and test on Friday

posted on: March 04, 2007

3/5 (Monday) Review of Ocean Chemistry, Currents and Climate

Mrs. Davis is in Jekyll Island with the 7th graders. Seventh grade teachers will be covering classes plus co-teachers.

Check workbook p. 161-162
3rd and 5th periods - Media Center for research on science fair project
4th and 6th period - Ocean video
13.3 and 13.4 Worksheets

HW: Finish worksheets - Quiz tomorrow on 13.3 & 13.4

posted on: March 04, 2007

3/2 (Friday) Currents and Climate

Check and finish 13.4 Currents and Climate notes with demonstrations, discussions, etc.
Demonstration on density and Coriolis effect

HW: Workbook p. 161-163 (1-22)
Quiz on Tuesday over 13.3 & 13.4 (Ocean Chemistry, Currents and Climate)

posted on: March 04, 2007

3/1 (Thursday) Currents and Climate

Skills:
Identify the forces that currents and deep currents;
Describe how surface currents affect climate on land.
Describe deep currents, upwelling, and El Nino.

Assesssment:
Check p. 159-160 (7-14)
13.4 Currents and Climate Notes

HW: p. 161-162 (1-11)

posted on: March 04, 2007

2/28 (Wednesday) Ocean Water Chemistry

Check p. 158-159 (1-6)
Finish 13.3 Notes on temperature
Diving Video

DEAR

HW: p. 159-160 (7-14)

posted on: March 04, 2007

2/27 (Tuesday) Ocean Water Chemistry - Salinity

Skills:
Identify the salinity, gas content, and temperature of ocean water.
Describe how ocean conditions change with depth.

Assessment:
Check note-taking on 13.3 (starting on p. 439)
Dead Sea - ABC News Video Clip
Science Court on Statistics

HW: p. 158-159 (1-6)

posted on: March 04, 2007

2/26 (Monday) Waves & Tides

Check p. 157-158 (9-15)
Quiz on 13.1 & 13.2 (Waves & Tides)
Notes on 13.3 (Salinity)
Workbook p. 158-160

posted on: March 04, 2007

2/23 (Friday) Tides

Skills:
Explain the monthly tide cycles.
Describe how people use the energy of tides.

Assessment:
Check p. 156 (1-8) in workbook
Notes with Powerpoint on monthly tides and energy from tides
Venn diagram on spring and neap tides

HW: p. 157-158 (9-15)
Quiz on Monday over tides and waves. Study your notes for 13.1 Waves and 13.2 Tides

5th period and Acc. Content - by Tuesday. You need to have your title/cover page, purpose, and hypothesis in your notebooks for your science fair project to be looked at.

posted on: February 23, 2007

2/22 (Thursday) Tides

Skill: Explain what causes tides and the daily tide cycles.

Assessment:
Checked notes with Powerpoint
Review of waves
What causes tides?
What are the daily tide cycles?
Are you a square? - Activity using measurement

HW: p. 156-157 (1-8) in workbook and finish 13.2 notes

posted on: February 23, 2007

2/21 (Wednesday) Tides

Checked 13.1 WS in Advanced Content
Finished experiment - Drops of Water on a Penny
Worked on 13.2 Tide Notes

HW: Finish notes

posted on: February 23, 2007

2/19 & 2/20 (Monday & Tuesday) No School

Holiday and Teacher Workday

posted on: February 23, 2007

2/16 (Friday) Tides

Checked 13.1 on Waves
Video on Tides
Drops of water on a penny experiment

HW: None

AC Class had the 13.1 Worksheet for homework

posted on: February 23, 2007

2/15 (Thursday) Waves

Skill: Describe the characteristics of waves and explain how they form.
Describe how waves change near the shore.
Identify the effects of waves on beaches and coastlines.

Assessment:
Discussed and checked notes with Wave Action PPT
Waves Video (6 min)
Checked workbook on Ch. 13.1

HW: 13.1 Worksheet

posted on: February 16, 2007

2/9 (Last Friday) Freshwater

Quiz on Fresh water
Turn-in notes on Ch. 12
Checked 12.1 & 12.2
Cover page for Ch. 13

posted on: February 16, 2007

2/14 (Wednesday) Wave Action

DEAR
Check Questions and Hypothesis Worksheet
Check notes with Wave Action PPT

HW: None

posted on: February 16, 2007

2/13 (Tuesday) Wave Action

Bill Nye "Oceanography" Video with questions
Problems/Hypothesis Worksheet
Start 13.1 for checking notes

HW: Question/Hypothesis worksheet

posted on: February 15, 2007

2/12 (Monday) Waves Action

Bill Nye Video "Waves"
13.1 Wave Action Notes
Workbook p. 153-155 (1-21)

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: February 15, 2007

2/8 (Thursday) Review Ch. 12 on Freshwater Resources

Check p. 144-146 (1-14)
Freshwater Resources Jeopardy

Ch.12 Jeopardy.ppt

12.1 & 12.2 Worksheets

HW: Finish worksheets and quiz tomorrow over Ch. 12

posted on: February 08, 2007

2/7 (Wednesday) Balancing Water Needs

Check p. 144 (1-5)
Finish Balancing Water Needs PPT with notes
DEAR
Science Fair Packet for 3rd period & 5th

HW: p. 144-146 (1-14) 3rd & 4th
p. 145-146 (6-14) 5th & 6th

posted on: February 07, 2007

2/6 (Tuesday) Balancing Water Needs

Skill: Describe conditions that can result in a water shortage and list sources of fresh water for the future.

Assessment:
3rd & 4th periods -
Discussed science fair projects
Checked p. 142-144 (14-24)
4th - finish scientific method DVD
3rd & 4th period - no homework

5th & 6th period
Checked p. 142-144 (14-24)
Balancing Water Needs PPT with notes
6th - finish scientific method video
5th & 6th period homework - p. 144 (1-5)

posted on: February 06, 2007

2/5 (Monday) Wastewater

Skill: Describe how water is distributed after treated. Describe how wastewater is treated.

Assessment:
Clean-up Review - The clean up went great but it was cold!!! Thanks to all students and parents who contributed to the cause and also came out and helped pick up trash.
Prentice Hall Video on Ch.12 - Positive Bacteria
Water to Drink Powerpoint with notes

AC and 5th period - Science Fair comic book
4th and 6th period - Scientific Method DVD

HW: p. 142-144 (14-24)

posted on: February 05, 2007

2/2 (Friday) Water to Drink

Skill:
Describe sources of drinking water and how it is treated and distributed.
Explain what happens to wastewater.

Assessment:
Check p. 141-142 WB
pH Lab (5th and 6th period)
Clean-up information
Video on Water Smart: Water as a Natural Resource
Check Notes 12.1

HW: Finish notes 12.1 for homework
AC and 5th period - You need a 3 ring binder for your science fair project.

posted on: February 02, 2007

2/1 (Thursday) Water to Drink

Skill: Describe the sources of drinking water and how it is treated and distributed.

Assessment:
Powerpoint on Water to Drink 12.1with notes
pH Lab

HW: p. 141-142 Workbook (1-13)
Finish notes on 12.1

posted on: February 02, 2007

1/31 (Wednesday) Freshwater Resources - Water To Drink

Skill: Describe sources of drinking water and how it is treated and distributed.

Assessment:
Finish wetlands or scientific method videos
DEAR
Notes Ch. 12.1 on Freshwater Resources

HW: Notes on 12.1 on Water To Drink. Finish through concentration.

posted on: January 31, 2007

1/30 (Tuesday) Assessment of Freshwater

Skill: Assessment of Freshwater

Assessment:
Test with T/F, M/C, completion, and essay questions.
Turn in study guide.
Turn in centers rubric with the work behind it.
Wetlands video (General)
Scientific Method video (AC and 5th period)

posted on: January 31, 2007

1/29 (Monday) Freshwater

Skill: Review water distribution, water cycle, icebergs, and water underground.

Assessment:
Check study guide
Bingo game for review

posted on: January 31, 2007

1/25 (Thursday) Water Underground

Skills: Describe a spring.
Explain what an aquifer is and how people obtain water from an aquifer.

Assessment:
Check p. 136 (9-17) WB
Check 11.3 WS
Science Seekers - Safe Water

HW:
Study 11.3 notes
Quiz tomorrow
Finish fresh water centers for those who have not turned in their packet (counts as a mini-project grade). I will be giving out the information to those students who need articles for literacy center and to those that need science seekers information sheets.

posted on: January 25, 2007

1/24 (Wednesday) Water Underground

Skills: Describe springs. Explain what an aquifer is and how people obtain water from an aquifer.

Assessments:
Check p. 135 (1-8) & 11.3 Notes
Compare Notes with Water Underground Notes on Powerpoint

11.3 Water Underground.ppt

DEAR/Fresh Water Centers

HW: p. 136-137 (9-17)
11.3 Review Worksheet
Quiz on Friday over 11.3 Water Underground
Test on Tuesday over Ch. 11 Fresh Water. The test will cover p. 360-363 on water distribution and water cycle, 376 on icebergs, and p. 378-381 on water underground. Study guide with notes on this chapter will be turned in on Tuesday also.

posted on: January 24, 2007

1/23 (Tuesday) Water Underground

Skill: Describe how water moves through underground layers of soil and rock.

Assessment:
Irrigation Video (1 min)
Checked notes on underground layers with powerpoint - discussions, demonstrations

Water Underground Notes.doc

Fresh Water Centers

HW: Finish Water Underground Notes and p. 135 (1-8) in workbook. Quiz on Friday 11.3 and test on Ch. 11 on Tuesday 1/30.

posted on: January 23, 2007

1/22 (Monday) Fresh Water

Skill: Review the water cycle.

Assessment:
Water Smart Video with video quiz
Fresh Water centers

HW: Notes on 11.3. Do at least through unsaturated zone for tomorrow.

posted on: January 22, 2007

1/19 (Friday) Water Cycle, Water Distribution, Icebergs

Skill: Assessment on water cycle, water distribution, and icebergs

Assessment:
Check p. 134 (21 & 22)
Quiz over 11.1 & 11.2
Fresh Water Centers

HW: None

posted on: January 21, 2007

1/18 (Thursday) Icebergs

Skill: Explain how iceberg are formed and why they are dangerous to ships.

Assessment:
Clip of iceberg hitting the Titanic
Notes with Iceberg PPT

Icebergs.ppt

Iceberg Notes.doc

Fresh water centers

HW: Quiz tomorrow - Study notes on water distribution, water cycle, and icebergs

posted on: January 19, 2007

1/17 (Wednesday) Water Cycle

Take up 11.1 worksheet on the water cycle
DEAR
Fresh water centers

posted on: January 19, 2007

1/16 (Tuesday) Water Cycle

Skill: Describe how Earth's water moves through the water cycle.

Assessment:
Check p. 129-130 (14-22)
Fresh water centers

HW: WS 11.1

posted on: January 13, 2007

1/15 (Monday) Martin Luther King Day

No School!

Remember homework: p. 129-130 (14-22)

posted on: January 13, 2007

1/9 (Tuesday) Geology Post-test & Hydrology Pre-test

Skill: Geology and Hydrology

Assessment:

Finish Geology Post-test
Hydrology Pre-test

Title page to Ch. 11 Fresh Water

HW: Finish title page
Read p. 360-363 in textbook

posted on: January 09, 2007

1/8 (Monday) Geology Post-test

Skill: Assessment on Geology

Assessment:
Multiple choice test on geology (85 questions) . This will be taken as a classwork grade.

Bills were given back. Ch. 2 & 3 Test make-ups.

HW: Folder for Hydrology

posted on: January 08, 2007

1/12 (Friday) Water Cycle

Skill: Describe how Earth's water moves through the water cycle.

Assessment:
Tests, papers, and pre/post-tests in geology were handed back.
Check p. 127-128 (1-13)
Finish 11.1 Notes on the Water Cycle
Fresh Water Centers

5th period went to the spelling bee for half of the period. They are responsible for completing the notes and doing the homework.

HW: p. 129-130 (14-22)

posted on: December 26, 2006

1/11 (Thursday) Water Cycle

Skill: Describe how Earth's water moves through the water cycle.

Assessment:
-PH video on Fresh Water
-Ch. 11.1 Notes on the water cycle with Powerpoint

Fresh water.ppt

11-1.1 Water Cycle Notesdoc

-Fresh water centers overview
Fresh Water Centers.doc

HW: p. 127-128 (1-13) in workbook

posted on: December 26, 2006

1/10 (Wednesday) Water Cycle

Skill:
Identify how Earth's water is distributed among saltwater and freshwater sources.

Assessment:
DEAR
Notes with Fresh Water Powerpoint

HW: None

posted on: December 26, 2006

12/14 (Thursday) Rock Notes - Just in Case....

If you are missing some of the notes, here are the links to sedimentary and metamorphic rocks:

Metamorphic Notes.doc

Sedimentary Rocks Notes.doc

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/21 (Thursday) Geology Activity

Geology Activity - food that represented geology (edible rocks, layered dip, etc.)
Made reindeer candy canes
8th grade Rock Cycle presentation videos

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/20 (Wednesday) Test on Ch. 2 Minerals & Ch. 3 Rocks

Skills:
Assessment on minerals and rocks.

Assessment:
Check p. 40 in workbook
Turn in study guide in folder with all the notes
Test on Ch. 2 & 3

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/19 (Tuesday) Rock Cycle & Review - General & Advance Content

Skill:
Describe the rock cycle.

Assessment:
Rock Cycle Lab
Review for test

HW:
p. 40 in workbook
Review notes and worksheets in folders

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/18 (Monday) Career Counseling - General & Advanced Content

Check study guide 26-41
The counselors will be taking all science classes and going through some career cruising on the computers.

HW: Study Guide - study.
p. 38-39 (1-7)
Test on Wednesday.

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/15 (Friday) Metamorphic Rocks - Advanced Content

Skills:
Describe the conditions under which metamorphic rocks form.
Identify the ways in which geologists classify metamorphic rocks.

Assessment:
Check 3.3 Sedimentary Rocks
Check p. 32-34 (13-31) in workbook on different types and uses of sedimentary rocks.
Sharing rocks
Check study guide
Metamorphic Rocks PPT - check notes, metamorphic rock lab

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/15 (Friday) Metamorphic Rocks - General

Skills:
Describe the conditions under which metamorphic rocks form.
Identify the ways in which geologists classify metamorphic rocks.

Assessment:
Sharing rocks
Check study guide
Metamorphic Rocks PPT - check notes, metamorphic rock lab
Rock Cycle Powerpoint with 8th grade presentations

HW: Study for test on Wednesday

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/14 (Thursday) Geography Bee - Advanced Content

This class will be attending the Geography Bee during 4th period.

Students will be given the metamorphic notes.

HW: Metamorphic Notes and finish study guide.

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/14 (Thursday) Metamorphic Rocks - General

Skill:
Describe the conditions under which metamorphic rocks form.
Identify the ways in which geologists classify metamorphic rocks.

Assessment:
Check 3.3 Sedimentary Rocks
Check p. 32-34 (13-31) in workbook on different types and uses of sedimentary rocks.
Fill out metamorphic notes with textbook pages 90-92
Finish study guide for test. Test on Wednesday, Dec. 20th.

HW: Finish study guide and notes

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/13 (Wednesday) Sedimentary Rocks - General & Advanced Content

Skill:
List and describe the three types sedimentary rocks.
Describe the uses of sedimentary rocks.

Assessment:
Check the study guide for test (1-25)
Sedimentary Powerpoint with observations of sedimentary rocks and checking notes.
Textbook p. 84-86.
3.3 Sedimentary Rocks worksheet
Workbook p. 32-34 (13-31)

HW: Finish 3.3 worksheet and workbook p. 32-34 (13-31)

posted on: December 14, 2006

12/12 (Tuesday) Sedimentary Rocks - General & Advanced Content

Skill: Describe how sedimentary rocks form.

Assessment
Prentice Hall Video on Sedimentary Rocks
Sedimentary PPT - Check notes, lab - How does pressure affect particles of rock?
Textbook - p. 82-83

HW: p. 30-31 (1-12)

posted on: December 13, 2006

12/11 (Monday) Sedimentary Rocks - Advanced Content

Skill:
Describe how sedimentary rocks form.
List and describe the three major types of sedimentary rocks.

Assessment:
Check in workbook p. 29-30 (6-16)
Check worksheet 3.2 Review and Reinforcement
Read p. 82-86 on sedimentary rocks and fill in 3.3 sedimentary rocks notes

HW: p. 31 (1-12)

posted on: December 10, 2006

12/11 (Monday) Sedimentary Rocks - General

Skill:
Describe how sedimentary rocks form.
List and describe the three major types of sedimentary rocks.

Assessment:
Check for Understanding questions
Check p. 30 in workbook #15 and 16.
Check 3.2 Review and Reinforce WS
Read and fill out 3.3 sedimentary notes

HW: p. 30-31 (1-12)

posted on: December 10, 2006

12/8 (Friday) Igneous Rocks - Advanced Content

Skill: Identify the characteristics used to classify igneous rocks.

Assessments:
Check p. 28-29 (1-5) in workbook
Igneous Rocks PPT, textbook p. 79-81
Check for Understanding questions

HW: p. 29-30 (6-16) & 3.2 Review and Reinforce WS

posted on: December 10, 2006

12/8 (Friday) Igneous Rocks - General

Skill:
Identify the characteristics used to classify igneous rocks.

Assessment:
Checked workbook p. 28-29 (1-14)
Check for Understanding questions
Finished igneous rocks PPT on uses of igneous rocks
Bill Nye Video on "Rocks & Soil" with questions and checked answers after video

HW: p. 30 in workbook (#15-16) & 3.2 Review and Reinforce WS on Igneous Rocks

posted on: December 10, 2006

12/7 (Thursday) Igneous Rocks & Science Fair Projects

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of igneous rocks.
Start thinking of ideas for a science fair project.

Assessment:
Discussed ideas for science fair projects
Igneous Lab
Igneous Powerpoint to check notes.

HW: p. 28-29 (1-5)

posted on: December 07, 2006

12/7 (Thursday) - Igneous Rocks - General

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of igneous rocks.

Assessment:
Share rocks
Checked notes and observations with igneous powerpoint.

HW: p. 28-29 (1-14)

posted on: December 07, 2006

12/6 (Wednesday) Igneous Rocks - General & AC

Early Release Day - Mrs. Davis' Birthday
Students are dismissed at 2:15

Skill: Describe the characteristics and used os igneous rocks.

3.2 Igneous Rocks Notes
DEAR

posted on: December 05, 2006

12/5 (Tuesday) Rocks - Advanced Content

Check p. 25-26 (1-14) in workbook
Rocks 3.1 notes worksheet with powerpoint
Volcano Presentation with food and gifts

HW: p. 27-28 (15-22) in workbook

posted on: December 05, 2006

12/5 (Tuesday) Igneous Rocks - General

Obsidian and Granite Rocks Observation Journal entries
Share rocks
Surveys and letters for student teacher, Ms. Gilbert
Volcano Presentations Powerpoint with food and celebration

posted on: December 05, 2006

12/4 (Monday) Rocks - Advanced Content

Check front page of notes
Share rocks with pro-scopes
Lab with marble and conglomerate rocks.
Rock Powerpoint using 3.1 notes worksheet to check answers
Textbook pages p. 74-76 How Geologists Classify Rocks and Texture

HW: p. 25-26 (1-14)

posted on: December 05, 2006

12/4 (Monday) Igneous Rocks - General

Rock Video with questions
Share rocks with class using proscopes
Observe obsidian and granite by writing in the journal with drawing and descriptions.

HW: None

posted on: December 05, 2006

12/1 (Friday) Rocks - General

Skill:
List the characteristics used to identify rocks.

Assessment:
Check homework - Workbook p. 25-26 (1-12)
Give out study gude
Share rocks using pro-scopes
Check your understanding questions
Finish 3.1 Notes on Rocks
HW: WB p. 26-28 (13-22)

posted on: December 01, 2006

12/1 (Friday) Rocks - General

Skill:
List the characteristics used to identify rocks.

Assessment:
Check homework - Workbook p. 25-26 (1-12)
Give out study gude
Share rocks using pro-scopes
Check your understanding questions
Finish 3.1 Notes on Rocks
HW: WB p. 26-28 (13-22)

posted on: December 01, 2006

11/30 (Thursday) Minerals - Advanced Content

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of a mineral.

Assessment:
Share rocks and minerals with the pro-scopes.
Mineral notes with powerpoint
Minerals Lab - describing minerals

HW: None

posted on: November 30, 2006

11/30 (Thursday) Rocks - General

Skill:
List the characteristics used to identify rocks.

Assessment:
Share rocks with the pro-scopes.
Finish Discover Activity with marble and conglomerate rocks.
Check notes on rocks.

sphalerite-all

HW: Workbook p. 25-26 (1-12)

posted on: November 30, 2006

11/29 Earth Science Book

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To bypass the log-in, go to this site Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook

posted on: November 29, 2006

11/29 (Wednesday) Minerals - Advanced Content

Skill: Identify the properties of minerals.

Assessment:
DEAR (25 minutes)
Hand in progress reports
Check for Understanding questions
Check p. 15 WB (1-6)
Notes on Minerals Powerpoint on crystal structure and definite chemical composition.
Share rocks using pro-scope

HW: p. 16 (7-11)

posted on: November 29, 2006

11/29 (Wednesday) Rocks - General

Skills: Identify properties of rocks.

Assessment:
DEAR (25 minutes)
Hand-in Progress Reports
Check Rocks Notes
Sharing rocks using the pro-scope
Rocks Powerpoint - Writing descriptions in journals of sandstone and marble.

HW: Finish rocks notes

posted on: November 29, 2006

11/28 (Tuesday) Erosion & Minerals - Advanced Content

Skill: Identify the characteristics of minerals.

Assessment:
Finish Erosion Lab
Minerals PPT with notes

HW: p. 15 (1-6)

posted on: November 28, 2006

11/28 (Tuesday) Minerals - General

Skill: Identify the characteristics of minerals.

Assessment:
Check p. 15-16 (1-11)
Finish minerals lab
Rocks Notes

HW: Rocks Notes

posted on: November 28, 2006

11/27 (Monday) Erosion - Advanced

Skill:
Describe the processes that wear down and build up Earth's surface.
Identify the force that pulls rock and soil down slopes.

Assessment:
Geology video with quiz
Erosion lab

HW: Get progress reports signed

posted on: November 28, 2006

11/27 (Monday) Minerals - General

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of minerals.

Assessment:
Minerals PPT
Minerals Lab

HW: p. 15-16 (1-11)

posted on: November 28, 2006

11/21 (Tuesday) Weathering, Soil, Erosion Test - Advanced Content

Skill: Assessment on Weathering, Soil, & Erosion

Assessment:
Check p. 87-88 (1-12)
Check and collect study guide
Test over 7.1, 7.2, and 8.1
Minerals Crossword puzzle

HW: Start collecting rocks and have a container to put rocks in.

posted on: November 21, 2006

11/21 (Tuesday) Weathering, Soil, Erosion Test

Skill: Assessment on Weathering, Soil, & Erosion

Assessment:
Check p. 87-88 (1-12)
Check and collect study guide
Test over 7.1, 7.2, and 8.1
Minerals Crossword puzzle

HW: Start collecting rocks and have a container to put rocks in.

posted on: November 21, 2006

11/21 (Tuesday) Minerals - General

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of a mineral.

Assessment:
Check p. 15 (1-5)
Check for Understanding Questions - p. 46-47 in text (Review)
Lab - What Is the True Color of a Mineral? Write observations in journal.
Powerpoint Notes on Minerals

HW: Start collecting rocks. Get a collection box with sections. You can use an egg carton and decorate it. Happy Thanksgiving!

posted on: November 21, 2006

11/20 (Monday) Erosion - Advanced Content

Skill: Describe the processes that wear down and build up Earth's surface.
Identify the force that pulls rock and soil down slopes.

Assessment:
Check p. 80-81 (14-23)
Erosion Notes from powerpoint
Soil Samples

HW: p. 87-88 (1-12)
Study guide for test tomorrow. Get parent signature.

posted on: November 20, 2006

11/20 (Monday) Minerals - General

Skill: Identify the characteristics of a mineral.

Assessment:
Introduced folders
Video on Minerals with 5 facts
Mineral Notes from powerpoint

HW: p. 15 (1-5) workbook
Dress to go outside
Make sure to have folders ready.

posted on: November 20, 2006

Prentice Hall Letter

Cobbsuccessnetletter

posted on: November 19, 2006

Problems with PHSuccessnet.com?

Prentice Hall is working on some problems with the site. They have provided this site that by-passes the log-in. It does not provide some of the support material but is a great back up in case of any trouble. Earth Science Textbook

posted on: November 19, 2006

11/17 (Friday) Soil - Advanced Content

Skill:
Identify the roles of plants and animals in soil formation.

Assessment:
Check p. 78-80 (1-13)
Check WS 7.2
Soil Powerpoint with notes, discussions, activities with text pages p. 224-227.

HW: Workbook p. 80-81 (14-23)
Finish study guide
Test on Tuesday Ch. 7.1, 7.2, 8.1

posted on: November 19, 2006

11/17 (Friday) Test on Weathering, Soil, Erosion - General

Assessment:
Test - Paper and Pencil with True/False, Multiple Choice, Completion,
Short Answer and Essay.

Crossword Puzzle using Ch. 2.1 Minerals Chapter

posted on: November 19, 2006

11/16 (Thursday) Soil - Advanced Content

Skill: Describe the composition of soil.

Assessment:
Soil Notes, Activities, and Discussions

Homework:
WB p. 78-80 (1-13)
Study guide through weathering & soil
7.2 Work

posted on: November 17, 2006

11/16 (Thursday) Review for Weathering, Soil, Erosion

Checked workbook p. 87-88
Checked study guide
7.2 worksheet as a class
Review game

posted on: November 17, 2006

11/15 (Wednesday) Soil - Advanced Content

Skill:
Describe the composition of soil.

Assessment:
Hand-in Preserving Monuments - Writing assignment
Soil Songs
Soil Lab - p. 221
DEAR

posted on: November 15, 2006

11/15 (Wednesday) Erosion - General

Skill:
Describe the processes that wear down and build up Earth's surface.
Identify the force that pulls rock and soil down slopes.

Assessment:
First period - Erosion video with quiz
Check 7.1 Worksheet
Check p. 87 Workbook (1-5, 8)
Finished Erosion Notes with p. 246-248
DEAR

HW: Study Guide for test on Friday

SG Weathering, Soil, Erosion

Finish WB p. 87-88

posted on: November 15, 2006

11/14 (Tuesday) Weathering - Advanced Content

Preserving Stone Monuments Article p. 220 in text
Students were broken up into groups to discuss their issues.

Preserving Monuments.doc

HW: Writing Assignment

posted on: November 15, 2006

11/14 (Tuesday) Erosion - General

Check Homework - p. 79-81 (9-23)
Video and quiz
Erosion Notes

HW: Workbook p. 87-88 (1-5, 8)
Test Friday 7.1, 7.2, 8.1

posted on: November 15, 2006

11/13 (Monday) Weathering - Advanced Content

Skill:
Identify what causes chemical weathering.
Describe the factors that determine how fast weathering occurs.

Assessment:
Check p. 75-76 (1-7)
Weathering Powerpoint - Notes, Activities, and Discussions

Physical (Mechanical) Weathering and Chemical Weathering short videos

HW: p. 76-78 (8-24), some had to do 7.1 WS

posted on: November 13, 2006

11/13 (Monday) Erosion - General

Skill: Describe the processes that wear down and build up Earth's surface.

Assessment:
Erosion Lab from Science Seekers

HW: Finish 7.1 worksheet
Test Friday on 7.1 weathering, 7.2 soil, & 8.1 erosion

posted on: November 13, 2006

11/10 (Friday) Weathering - Advanced Content

Skill:
Identify what causes mechanical weathering.

Assessment:
Checked p. 221-223 on global warming and CFC's
Weathering Powerpoint with notes, discussions, activities
Textbook p. 212-214
Demonstration with mechanical weathering by Ryan S.
Field Trip for mechanical weathering

HW: p. 75-76 (1-7)

posted on: November 10, 2006

11/10 (Friday) Soil - General

Skill:
Explain how soil is formed and how soil horizons develop.
Identify the roles of plants and animals in soil formation.

Assessment:
Soil Powerpoint with notes, discussions, labs

Text p. 223-227

HW: p. 79-81 (9-23)

posted on: November 10, 2006

10/9 (Thursday) Field Trip

No academics!

posted on: November 09, 2006

11/8 (Wednesday) Weathering - Advanced Content

Skill:
Identify what causes mechanical weathering.
Identify what causes chemical weathering.
Describe the factors that determine how fast weathering occurs.

Assessment:
DEAR
Check p. 179-181 (1-18)
Weathering Powerpoint with notes, activities, and discussions. Outline section.
How Fast Can It Fizz - Demonstration with students

HW: Be ready for field trip tomorrow.

posted on: November 07, 2006

11/8 (Wednesday) Soil - General

Skill:
Describe the composition of soil.
Explain how soil is formed and how soil horizons develop.
Identify the roles of plants and animals in soil formation.

Assessment:
DEAR
Soil Powerpoint - Soil Horizons
Progress Reports were given to students.
Check p. 78-79 (1-8)

HW: Be ready for field trip tomorrow.

posted on: November 07, 2006

11/6 (Monday) Conservation & Weathering - Advanced Content

Skill: Describe various sources of energy and their uses and conservation. Identify renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Introduction to weathering.

Assessment:
Present conservation cubes.
Check p. 115-118 in workbook.
Introduction to powerpoint.

HW: None

posted on: November 06, 2006

11/6 (Monday) Soil Composition - General

Skill: Describe the composition of soil.

Assessment:
Finish volcano presentations
Read p. 221-222 in textbook
Notes on soil formation, soil composition, and soil texture.
Soil samples from outside and plant grass seeds.

HW: p. 78-79 (1-8)

posted on: November 06, 2006

11/2 (Thursday) Conservation Issues - Advanced Content

Skill: Describe various sources of energy and their uses and conservation. Identify renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Assessment:
Media Center to work on research and applying concepts to cube.

posted on: November 06, 2006

11/3 Friday - Advanced Content

Skill: Describe various sources of energy and their uses and conservation. Identify renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Cubing with environmental issues.

Homework - Finish cubing project if not complete! Environmental workbook pages if not complete.

posted on: November 03, 2006

11/3 Friday - Soil - General

Skill: Describe the composition of top soil.

Checked homework Page 76 - 78 and took a grade

Sang soil songs!

Top Soil Lab

No homework this weekend!

posted on: November 03, 2006

11/2 (Thursday) Weathering

Skill: Identify what causes chemical and mechanical weathering
Identify the factors that cause the rate of weathering.

Assessment:
Weathering Powerpoint
Notes, Activities, Discussion

HW: p. 76-78 in workbook problems (8-24)

posted on: November 02, 2006

11/1 (Wednesday) Volcanoes

General & Advance Content:
Share Projects
DEAR

General: No HW
Advanced Content HW: Workbook pages

posted on: November 01, 2006

10/31 (Tuesday) Volcanoes

Share projects!

posted on: November 01, 2006

10/30 (Monday) Environmental Issues - Advanced Content

Skill: Renewable and nonrenewable resources

Assessment:
Due Friday, read the following pages and answer the questions in the workbook

Env. Assignment.doc

posted on: November 01, 2006

10/30 (Monday) Volcanoes - General

Share volcano projects

HW: Volcano Projects

posted on: November 01, 2006

10/27 (Friday) Conservation - Advanced Content

Skill: Conservation and Alternative Energy

Standards S6E7.h, i; S6CS1.3.d; S6CS1.4.b, S6E8.1.a,b

Assessment:
Cubing Exercise
Media Center for research
Due Thursday, Nov. 2

HW: Volcano Projects

posted on: October 27, 2006

10/27 (Friday) Weathering - General

Skill: Identify what causes mechanical weathering.

Standard: S6E5.d, S6E5.h

Assessment:
Notes, discussions, and activities on pages 212-214 on mechanical weathering with Weathering Powerpoint.
Workbook p. 75-76 (1-7)

HW: Volcano Project

posted on: October 27, 2006

10/26 (Thursday) Conservation - Advanced Content

Skill:
Conservation and Alternative Energy

Cubing Exercise using environmental issues.

Cubing Activity-Conservation .doc

Media Center for research.
Cube is due on Thursday, Nov 2.

HW: Volcano Projects

posted on: October 27, 2006

10/26 (Thursday) Geysers and Weathering-General

Geysers of Yellowstone National Park with a 5 sentence paragraph summary.
Introduction to Weathering.

HW: Volcano Project

posted on: October 26, 2006

10/25 (Wednesday) Volcano Quiz

Check study guide
Hand in study guide packet
Volcano Quiz
DEAR

HW: Volcano Project

posted on: October 25, 2006

10/24 (Tuesday) Volcanoes

Check p. 69 (27-30) & WS 6.1
Risky Business Review Game

HW: Study Guide for quiz on Wednesday, get parent signature

posted on: October 24, 2006

10/23 (Monday) Volcanoes

Bill Nye "Volcanoes" video with questions
Check p. 64-65 (8-15)

HW: Worksheet 6.1 & p. 69 (27-30) & Volcano Project
Quiz Wednesday

posted on: October 24, 2006

10/20 (Friday) Volcanoes - General and AC

Volcano Powerpoint
Yellowstone Pictures

HW: p. 64-65 (8-15) in workbook
Work on Volcano Project - Think Tac Toe - Oct. 30

Volcano Think-Tac-Toe-1.doc

General Education - Pick one item from each row to receive an A (total of three).
Two items to receive a B.
One item to receive a C.
Advanced Content - Pick three items from rows 2 and 3.

posted on: October 22, 2006

10/19 (Thursday) Volcanoes - General & AC

Skill: Identify where Earth's volcanic regions are found, and explain why they are found there.

Assessment:
Volcano Powerpoint (not able to publish powerpoint)
Textbook p 178-179
HW: Workbook p. 63-64 (1-7)

posted on: October 19, 2006

10/18 (Wednesday) Volcanoes - General & AC

Discovery Channel Volcano video with facts
DEAR

Mont-Lava8b-SF

HW: None

posted on: October 19, 2006

10/17 (Tuesday) Advanced Content - Earthquakes

Skill:
Explain what can be done to reduce earthquake hazards to buildings and to people.

Assessment:
-Yesterday, the students started building a structure using mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. The structure had to be 25 cm high and withstand the "shaker" table (cardboard box with marbles and cardboard) for 10 seconds to receive an A. Students finished the project today although some of the projects over night did not sustain the room conditions and fell. The shaker table test was given to the structures and two of the structures did very well and are still standing.
-Gave tests back. Students who made below an 80 need to get the tests signed by parents.

HW: None

posted on: October 17, 2006

10/17 (Tuesday) General Science - Volcanoes

Volcano

Skill: Identify where Earth's volcanic regions are found, and explain why they are found there.

Assessment:
Volcano Video - write 8 facts per section (16 total)
Check online book problems

posted on: October 17, 2006

10/16 (Monday) Earthquakes

New Seats
Online Books (see previous blog entry)
Ch. 5 test given back
Science Seekers - Plate Tectonics and Earthquake review

HW: Try the book online to see if there are any problems.

posted on: October 16, 2006

10/12 (Thursday) Earthquake Test

Check the last part of the study guide
Turn in study guide packet with attachments
Test on Earthquakes
DEAR

posted on: October 12, 2006

10/11 (Wednesday) Earthquake Review

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Review

Earthquake Millionaire.ppt

Check 5.3 Worksheet
Check 1/2 of study guide

HW: Finish study guide for test tomorrow

posted on: October 12, 2006

10/10 (Tuesday) Earthquake Hazards & Safety

Assessment:
5.3 Section p. 162-167
Notes, activities, and discussions of powerpoint

Earthquake Hazards.ppt
Video on tsunamis
HW: Study guide on Ch. 5

posted on: October 09, 2006

10/10 (Tuesday) Earthquake Hazards & Safety

Assessment:
5.3 Section p. 162-167
Notes, activities, and discussions of powerpoint

Earthquake Hazards.ppt
Video on tsunamis
HW: Study guide on Ch. 5

Ch.5 Earthquake SG.doc

posted on: October 09, 2006

10/9 (Monday) Earthquake Hazards & Safety

Skill:
Describe how earthquakes cause damage and the kinds of damage they cause.
Explain what can be done to reduce earthquake hazards to buildings and to people.

Assessment:
Earthquake Video - 10 facts and interesting paragraph
Check p. 58 (1-6

HW: Test Ch. 5 on Thursday

posted on: October 09, 2006

10/6 (Friday) Earthquakes

Skill:
Name the scales used to measure the strength of an earthquake.

Assessment:
Finish 5. 2 Notes and Activities on Powerpoint
Check p. 57-58 (9-11)
Check and take up 5.2 WS
Video on Earthquakes

HW: None

posted on: October 09, 2006

10/5 (Thursday) World Series Earthquake Reading Exercise

-Students read an article "World Series Earthquake" and answered questions for comprehension.
-Some classes took notes on Section 5.2

HW: All students need to complete the 5.2 worksheet. Read the information on one side and answer the questions on the other.

posted on: October 05, 2006

10/4 (Wednesday) DEAR & Earthquakes

Share earthquake project/book.
Turn in books
DEAR
Students who need to do the workbook pages will work on this while the other students read their novels.

HW: None

posted on: October 04, 2006

10/3 Earthquakes

Mini-Project due Wednesday. Printing did not work with laptops. Printing will have to be done at home or handwriting project is exceptible.

Students who have finished with the project will answer all the workbook questions on section 5.2 and 5.3.
Students who finish the workbook pages may go to the earthquake website www.usgs.gov and browse the site such as the puzzles and games in the kids zone.

HW: Finish earthquake book

posted on: October 02, 2006

10/3 Earthquakes

Mini-Project due Wednesday. Printing did not work with laptops. Printing will have to be done at home or handwriting project is exceptible.

posted on: October 02, 2006

10/2 Earthquake Mini-Project

Laptops for Earthquake Mini-Project using the tiered assignments. Last Fridays post is under a few days. I am not sure what happened.

posted on: October 01, 2006

9/28 (Thursday) Measuring Earthquakes

Skill:
Describe how the energy of an earthquake travels through Earth.
Identify the different kinds of seismic waves.

Assessment:
5.2 Prentice Hall video "Waves in the Earth" (3 minutes)
Earthquake Powerpoint on Measuring Earthquake
Engage questions
Discover Activity
What, how, or why Questions

HW: p. 57 WB #8 only

posted on: September 28, 2006

9/27 (Wednesday) DEAR & Measuring Earthquakes

DEAR
Check workbook p. 53-56
Worksheet on 5.1

HW: p. 56-57 (1-7)

posted on: September 28, 2006

9/25 (Monday) Earth's Crust in Motion

Skill:

Describe how stress forces affect rock.
Describe the types of faults, why faults form and where they occur.

Assessment:
KWL on Earthquakes
Earthquake Video (20 min)
Earthquake Powerpoint (ppt) p. 144-147

Earthquakes.ppt

Discover Activity with popsicle sticks and goggles
Try This Activity with playdough

Homework: None

posted on: September 24, 2006

9/26 (Tuesday) Earth's Crust in Motion

Skill:
Describe how stress forces affect rock.
Describe the types of faults, why faults form, and where they occur.
Describe how movement along faults changes Earth's surface.

Assessment:
"Why Worry" video (1 minute)
Earthquake Powerpoint with questions, activities, and vocabulary
Earthquake 101 Powerpoint by USGS.
Playdough activity on the types of stresses.
Reviewed the three types of faults.
Slideshow on Yellowstone & Grand Tetons trip of 2006.
Discussed low and high friction.
Mountain Building Formations.
Slideshow on Grand Canyon trip of 2005.

HW: WS 5.1

posted on: September 23, 2006

9/29 (Friday) Earthquake Mini-Project

Earthquake Mini-Project

Students used the laptops to make Earthquake books. Students were assigned different tasks. Attached is all three assignments.

Earthquake tiered assignment.doc

HW: Earthquake Mini-Project is due Tuesday. Students may want to work on their project over the weekend especially bringing in pictures from the internet.

posted on: September 23, 2006

9/22 (Friday) Earthquakes

Skill:

Describe how stress forces affect rock.
Describe the types of faults, why faults form, and where they occur.
Describe how movement along faults changes Earth's surface.

Assessment:
Bill Nye Video on Earthquakes.
Fill out questions and go over answer after video. Keep in notebooks under notes.
Fill out the outline notes (1/2 sheet)
Answer workbook questions on section 5.1

HW: Finish workbook questions

posted on: September 23, 2006

9/21 (Thursday) Test & DEAR

Skill:
List the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.
Explain how heat is transferred.
Identify what causes convection currents.
Describe convection currents in Earth's mantle.
Describe the theory of continental drift.
List the evidence used by Alfred Wegener to form his theory and explain why other scientists rejected it.
Describe the process of sea-floor spreading.
List the evidence for sea-floor spreading.
Explain the process of subduction.
Explain the theory of plate tectonics.
Describe the three types of plate boundaries.

Assessment:
Hand in study guide with the attachments
Test on Ch. 4
DEAR

HW: none

posted on: September 20, 2006

9/20 (Wednesday) Review Ch. 4

Skill:
List the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.
Explain how heat is transferred.
Identify what causes convection currents.
Describe convection currents in Earth's mantle.
Describe the theory of continental drift.
List the evidence used by Alfred Wegener to form his theory and explain why other scientists rejected it.
Describe the process of sea-floor spreading.
List the evidence for sea-floor spreading.
Explain the process of subduction.
Explain the theory of plate tectonics.
Describe the three types of plate boundaries.

Assessment:
Check p. 52
Go over study guide
Review game for test using quiztrons.

Check out this site: phschool.com

Remember to fill out a slip for the reading chain when you read 150 pages. Please tell your parents about this exciting idea! The chains are starting to get long.

HW: Study for test
Get your study guide with the attachments together(on the white board). You can get it together tomorrow if you have not already in class.
Get a signature from your parents on your study guide for an extra 5 points on your test.

posted on: September 20, 2006

9/19 (Tuesday) Review Ch. 4

Skill:
Describe the three types of plate boundaries.

Assessment:
Check p. 50-51 (1-16) in workbook and 4.5 worksheet
Study Guide for Ch. 4
Workbook p. 52

HW: Finish classwork and study for test

posted on: September 18, 2006

9/18 (Monday) The Theory of Plate Tectonics

Skill:
Describe the three types of plate boundaries

Assessment:
4.5 Theory of Plate Tectonics Powerpoint - Activities, notes, drawings, questions

Theory of Plate Tectonics-1.ppt

Text p. 134 - 137
Snickers Lab
Workbook p. 50-51 (1-16)

HW: Finish workbook p. 50-51 (1-16) and worksheet 4.5

posted on: September 16, 2006

9/14 (Thursday) Sea-Floor Spreading

Skill:
Demonstrate and describe sea-floor spreading

Assessment:
Check metric worksheet with mm & cm
Model of Sea-Floor Spreading
Worksheets 4.3 Drifting Continents and 4.4 Sea-Floor Spreading

HW: Worksheets 4.3 & 4.4

Some CD-Roms and books were issued this week. If you want your child to have a book or cd, please let me know. The county still has not given us the usernames and passwords to log on-line.

posted on: September 14, 2006

9/15 (Friday) Theory of Plate Tectonics

Skill:

Explain the theory of plate tectonics.

Assessment:
Progress Reports and papers were passed out.
Videos on Plate Tectonics (12 min.)
4.5 Theory of Plate Tectonics
Activites, questions and notes on Powerpoint.

Theory of Plate Tectonics.ppt

HW: Get progress report signed.

posted on: September 13, 2006

9/13 (Wednesday) Metrics & Sea-Floor Spreading

DEAR (25 minutes)
Check p. 49 (9-13)
Metrics WS
Passed out books and CD-Rom Letters.

CD Rom ltr 2.doc

HW: Finish Metric WS for homework. You will need a ruler with millimeters and centimeters.
2nd period: Finish marking the sheet to make the sea-floor spreading model.

posted on: September 13, 2006

9/12 (Tuesday) Sea-Floor Spreading

Skill:
Describe the process of sea-floor spreading
List the evidence for sea-floor spreading.
Explain the process of subduction.

Assessment:
Check p. 48-49 in workbook(1-8). Recorded grade.
Finished two column notes with powerpoint on Sea-Floor Spreading.

Sea Floor Spreading2.ppt

Sea Floor Spreading 2 columns-2.doc

2nd period - Had a measurement mini-lesson on millimeters and centimeters.
Advanced Content - Finished Pangea Map with the book.

HW: p. 49 in workbook (9-13)

posted on: September 12, 2006

9/11 (Monday) Sea-Floor Spreading

Skill:
Describe the process of sea-floor spreading
List the evidence of sea-floor spreading
Explain the process of subduction.

Assessment:
Review

Chapter 4 Review.ppt

p. 125-127 Text with two column notes
HW: p. 48-49 (1-8)
End of 4 1/2

posted on: September 11, 2006

9/8 (Friday) Sea-Floor Spreading

Skill:
Describe the process of sea-floor spreading

Assessment:
Review of Drifting Continents

4.3 DRIFTING CONTINENTS.ppt

Finish reading p. 122 on Wegener's Theory, and answer questions 10 & 11 in workbook
Read p. 123-124 and answer questions in the two-column notes

Sea Floor Spreading 2 columns.doc

HW: None

posted on: September 11, 2006

9/8 (Friday) Sea-Floor Spreading

Skill:
Describe the process of sea-floor spreading

Assessment:
Review of Drifting Continents

4.3 DRIFTING CONTINENTS.ppt

Finish reading p. 122 on Wegener's Theory, and answer questions 10 & 11 in workbook
Read p. 123-124 and answer questions in the two-column notes

Sea Floor Spreading 2 columns.doc

Sea Floor Spreading.fld

HW: None

posted on: September 11, 2006

9/7 (Thursday) Drifting Continents

Skills: What is continental drift?

Assessment:
The Drifters Video (3 min)
Bill Nye Video on Alfred Wegener (2 min)
Read p. 118-121 with notes and map

HW: p. 46-47 (1-9) in workbook

posted on: September 07, 2006

9/6 (Wednesday) Pangea

Skill:
What is Pangea?

Assessment:
DEAR (25 minutes)
Paste Pangea Map on construction paper while using website from 9/5.

HW: None

posted on: September 06, 2006

9/5 (Tuesday) Continental Drift

Skill:
Describe the theory of continental drift.
List the evidence used by Alfred Wegener to form his theory and explain why other scientists rejected it.

Continental Drift Video - write 10 facts.
Discussion on seven continents. Pangea Map

Cut continents for Pangea map.

HW: Finish cutting map.

posted on: September 05, 2006

9/1 (Friday) Earth's Layers & Heat Transfer

Quiz today
Check 4.2 worksheet and study guide for quiz
Turn in study guide with the attached:
4.1 notes
Earth's crust video questions
Layers chart with labeled globe
4.2 worksheet

posted on: September 05, 2006

8/31 (Thursday) Convection Currents & Review

Skills: What causes convection currents?
How is heat transferred? List the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.

Assessment:
4.2 video
Read p. 116-117 in the text and answer questions in workbook.
Risky Business Review Game with Powerpoint questions.
4.2 worksheet on Heat Transfer
Study Guide for 4.1 & 4.2 Quiz

HW: Finish worksheet and study guide. Quiz tomorrow.

posted on: August 30, 2006

8/30 (Wednesday) Convection Currents & Density

Skill: What causes convection currents?

Assessment:
DEAR (25 minutes)
Check heat transfer worksheet
Density column demonstration using corn syrup, water, vegetable oil, rubbing oil, and food color.
Read p. 116-117 in text and fill out workbook p. 45 (only one class did this today). The other classes will do this on Thursday.

HW: Review notes and workbook for quiz on Friday.

posted on: August 30, 2006

8/29 (Tuesday) Heat Transfer

Skill:
Explain how heat is transferred;
Identify what causes convection currents;
Describe convection currents in Earth's mantle

In class:
Check homework: Workbook p. 44: #20 and #21; keep the layers worksheet
Page 115-117 in text book - take notes, concept map
Demo labs and activities
Watch video clips
Workbook p. 44-45

Homework:
Heat transfer worksheet if not finished

posted on: August 29, 2006

8/28 (Monday) Layers of Earth

Skill: List the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.

In class...
Workbook Page 41-43
Video Stream about
Chart of layer - use book

Homework:
Finish workbook p. 44 #20 and #21. Finish worksheet on core if incomplete.

*If everything is finished by the end of class, read p. 115-117 in text.

posted on: August 29, 2006

8/25 (Friday) Earth's Crust

Skill: List the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.

Assessments:
Check 4.1 Earth's Interior worksheet
Earth's Crust video with questions
Workbook p. 41-43 on Earth's Interior to the core

Acc. Content: Check drawings of layers and review for oral presentations.

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/nature/9903/earth.layers/frameset.exclude.html

HW: None

posted on: August 24, 2006

8/24 (Thursday) Plate Tectonics

Objective: Earth's interior - list the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.

Assessment:
Finish what, how, and why questions p. 108-111.
Show basalt and granite for the crust
Mantle will be done on the promethean board
Peanut M&Ms for the Earth and it's layers.
Workbooks passed out to students

HW: 4.1 Earth's Interior worksheet

Accelerated Content HW: 1) 4.1 Earth's Interior worksheet
2) In journal, draw, label, and color a cross-section of the Earth with the layers.
3)Prepare an oral presentation regarding one of the layers.

posted on: August 22, 2006

8/23 (Wednesday) DEAR & Plate Tectonics

Skill: Earth's Interior - List the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.

Assessment:
DEAR (30 min.)
Video Ch. 4.1 (4 min.)
p. 108 Engage
p. 108- What, How, Why Questions

HW: None

posted on: August 22, 2006

8/22 (Tuesday) Safety

-Turn in safety gal/guy
-Take safety quiz for those who did not do a safety guy or gal.
-Finish pre-test
-Word Search of vocabulary terms

HW: No homework

posted on: August 22, 2006

8/21 (Monday) Geology Pre-Test

-Safety Rules study guide
-Geology Pre-test

HW: Science Rules Person due or safety quiz tomorrow.

Science Rules Guy/Gal
The science rules person represents a safe scientist. With the template of the science person, decorate and color the person with a minimum of five (5) different kinds of materials. Also, write a minimum of five (5) different safety rules that would go with the materials that you have selected. A key or legend can be used for the rules but is not required.

Scoring:

Minimum of five different rules (25) ____________

Minimum of five different materials (25) ____________

Neat and colorful (25) ____________

Creative (25) ____________

Total (100) _____________

Please turn in this rubric with your science person.


posted on: August 22, 2006

8/18 (Friday) Safety

-Finish safety skits with discussions.
-Safety contract. Parents need to sign for homework.
-Safety video (19 min.) and write three rules that have not been discussed in class.
-Hand out science guy/gal rubric with template. This will be due on Tuesday. Those that did not choose the project will take a quiz on Tuesday.

HW: Work on science guy/gal. Get safety contract signed.

posted on: August 16, 2006

8/17 Safety Rules

-Checked signature on syllabus. Students will keep this in their notebooks.
-Safety skits of the safety rules.

HW: No Homework

posted on: August 16, 2006

8/16 DEAR & Syllabus

-Checked agendas and took up letters to Mrs. Davis. For two weeks, we are not counting off for homework that is turned in late. Please check your agendas for your homework assignments. Several students did not have their homework today.
-DEAR - Drop Everything And Read for 30 minutes. All students must read 25 books before May 2007. Mrs. Davis has challenged herself to read 25 books this year.
-Syllabus - went over information.
-Finished up learning styles and getting to know each other.
-4th period - went into the theater for most of the time to listen to Dr. Tyson about some rules such as homework, dress code, behavior etc. He will be giving away an iPod to the student that reads the most books at the end of the year.


HW: Get syllabus signed.

posted on: August 16, 2006

8/15 Introductions, Rules, Learning Syles

Mrs. Davis shook everyone's hands and students told one thing about themselves. Then, students had to introduce themselves by saying "Hello, my name is.... and shaking their hands and finding out questions such as "Do you like broccoli?"

Next, we went over the supplies that will be needed.
One green notbook
4 dividers
2 composition books (advance content class)
notebook paper

Rules of the classroom

Learning style survey - visual, auditory, or tactile

HW: Letter to Mrs. Davis
First paragraph - Why I like (or don't like) science.
Second paragraph - About you
Needs to be written in a letter style with paragraphs having five to seven sentences each.

posted on: August 16, 2006

8/14 First Day - Science

Assigned seats
Introductions of teachers
Multiple Intelligence survey was given to find out student's processing skill.
Index Card for group information was filled out.

Homework: None

posted on: August 14, 2006

8/7 Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for the year 2006-2007 for Mrs. Davis' classes.

Davis Syllabus 2006-07.doc

posted on: August 07, 2006

5/25 (Thursday) Next to Last Day

Letter to Mrs. Davis - Likes and dislikes
Pass out papers
Finish post test
CD/Books - Missing several books still - 7
Mining Activity with Chips Ahoy!
Stickers and rewards
IMAX movie on the Grand Canyon
Two classes won the behavior challenge and got to go outside.

posted on: May 24, 2006

5/24 (Wednesday) Post-Test

Check p. 53-56 in workbook
Post-Test Final
DEAR

posted on: May 24, 2006

5/24 (Wednesday) Earthquakes and Post Test

Check p. 53-56 in workbook
Post Test
DEAR

posted on: May 23, 2006

5/23 (Tuesday) Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

Assessment:
Check study guide
Test over Ch. 4
Turn in cd's and books

Read p. 144-151 and answer questions in the workbook p. 53-56.

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: May 22, 2006

5/22 (Monday) Review for Plate Tectonics

Important Information for this week:
Bring in CDs and books for science. I will start collecting them on Tuesday.
No backpacks on Friday. No lunch bags only paper bags for lunch. No papers will be going home on Friday.
Yearbooks will be given out and signed on Friday. Yearbooks will be the only thing going home on Friday.

Skills:
Review the standards for plate tectonics

Assessent:
Prentice Hall video
Review game
Study guide for Ch. 4 Plate Tectonics

SG for Ch. 4.doc

HW: Study for last test on Tuesday (tomorrow)

posted on: May 21, 2006

5/19 (Friday) Plate Boundaries and Earthquakes

Skill:
Identify the three plate boundaries.

Assessment:

Check p. 46-47 in workbook
Review of plate tectonics chapter.
Activity with Snickers bars to demonstrate the three different plate boundaries.
Bill Nye video on Earthquakes with five facts from the film.

HW: Study notes for test

posted on: May 18, 2006

5/17 (Wednesday) Drifting Continents

No PE/Connection classes today. Students watched "That Thing You Do" in homeroom.

Skill:

Describe the theory of continental drift.
List the evidence used by Alfred Wegener to form his theory and explain why other scientists rejected it.

Assessment:
Check p. 43-44 (17-21)
Read p. 118-122 while listing evidence of Pangea and drifting continents.

Drifting Continents Notes.doc

Workbook p. 46-47 (1-11)
DEAR

HW: Get ready for field day tomorrow.

posted on: May 18, 2006

5/16 (Tuesday) Earth's Interior and Drifting Continents

Skills:
List the characteristics of the Earth's core.

Assessment:
Check p. 41-43(1-16)
Finish reading p. 111-114 with questions and answers. M & M's as the Earth's interior.
Cut the Pangea map while viewing the website http://www.wwnorton.com/earth/egeo/flash/2_1.swf

HW: p. 43-44 (17-21)

posted on: May 15, 2006

5/15 (Monday) Ch. 4 Earth's Interior

Week's Events:
Volunteer Brunch 10-12 Monday
Reading Recognition Tuesday
Field Day for 6th grade Thursday
For field day, students need to wear the team color shirt, sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats. Bring towels, blanket, or low chair to sit on, lots to drink. We would like to have students bring in coolers so that we can have them placed at the different areas during the day.

Skill:
List the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core.

Assessment
Earth's Crust Video with 5 facts
Read p. 108-111. Before reading, students will rewrite the headings as how, what, or why questions. As they read, look for answers to these questions.

Earth's Interior Notes.doc

Workbook p. 41-43 (1-16)

posted on: May 15, 2006

5/11 (Thursday) Weathering, Soil, and Erosion

Skill:

Review standards on weathering, soil, and erosion

Assessment:
Check p. 87-88 (1-12)
Pass back tests/papers
Work on study guide for test tomorrow 7.1, 7.2, 8.1

SG Ch. 7.1, 7.2 & 8.1.doc

Review game on weathering, soil, and erosion
Weathering, Soil, Erosion Review.ppt

HW: Study for test

posted on: May 10, 2006

5/10 (Wednesday) Changing Earth's Surface

Skill:
Describe the processes that wear down and build up Earth's surface.
Identify the force that pulls rock and soil down slopes.

Assessment:
Check p. 87 (1& 2)
Erosion Video - Part 2 - 5 more facts
Notes p. 247-249 with erosion, deposition, and mass movement

Changing Earth’s Surface Notes.doc

DEAR

HW: p. 87-88 (3-12)

posted on: May 09, 2006

5/9 (Tuesday) Changing Earth's Surface

Band Concert Tonight - 7: 00

Skill:
Describe the processes that wear down and build up Earth's surface.

Assessment:
Check p. 78-81 (1-23) on soil.
As students read p. 246-247, make a list of main ideas and supporting details about erosion, deposition, and mass movement.
Discovery Channel - Erosion Video - Part 1- Students will write 5 facts on this part
Workbook p. 87 (1 and 2)

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: May 08, 2006

5/8 (Monday) Welcome 5th graders!

The Earth Science book is available online, cd, or hardcopy.

Prentice Hall

posted on: May 08, 2006

5/8 (Monday) Soil Formation & Composition

Week's Events:
Book Fair - all week
Monday - Davis 5th graders to Mabry

Skill:
Describe the composition of soil.
Explain how soil is formed and how soil horizons develop.
Identify the roles of plants and animals in soil formation.

Assessment:
Check p.77-78 (20-24)
Read p. 221-227 with rewriting the headings as how, what, where, and why questions.

Soil Formation and Composition – How.doc

Answers to the questions.
Workbook p. 77-81 (1-23)

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: May 07, 2006

5/12 (Friday) Weathering, Soil, and Erosion

Skill:
Assess the standards for weathering, soil, and erosion

Assessment:
Check study guide and collect
Test over Ch. 7 & 8
DEAR after test

HW: None

posted on: May 07, 2006

5/5 (Friday) Weathering and Soil Identification

Skill:
Describe the factors that determine how fast weathering occurs.
Describe the composition of soil.

Assessment:
Finish Rock and Weathering Notes while reading p. 217 & p. 220
Rocks and Weathering Notes-1.doc

Prentice Hall video 7.1 & 7.2 (5 min. )

Discover Activity - What is Soil p. 221
Workbook p. 77-78 (20-24)

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: May 05, 2006

5/3 (Wednesday) Minerals and Rocks Test

Garrison Mill students will be coming to visit tomorrow and Davis students will visit Mabry on Monday.

Skill:
Assess the standards for rocks and minerals.

Assessment:
Turn in study guide with attachments - attachment sheet given out in class.
Test Ch. 2 & 3 - Minerals & Rocks
DEAR

HW: None

posted on: May 03, 2006

5/4 (Thursday) Rocks and Weathering

Skill:
Identify what causes mechanical weathering
Identify what causes chemical weathering

Assessment:
Look at sulfur (element), bauxite (sedimentary rock), fluorite (mineral), copper (element), talc (mineral)
Discover Activity p. 212 - How Fast Can It Fizz?
Outline rocks and weathering section p. 212-216.

Rocks and Weathering Notes.doc

HW: p. 75-77 (1-19)

posted on: May 02, 2006

5/2 (Tuesday) Review for Science Test

Skill:
Review standards for minerals and rocks.

Assessment:
Check study guide questions 26-47.
Risky Business Review Game

Risky Business - Rocks.doc

iMax Grand Canyon movie

HW: Study for test

posted on: May 02, 2006

5/1 (Monday) Review for Rock Test

Skills:
Review the standards for rocks and minerals.

Assessment:
Check study guide (1-25)
Finish study guide (26-47)

HW: Study for test

posted on: May 02, 2006

4/28 (Friday) Review of Minerals & Rocks

Skills:
Review standards of minerals & rocks.

Assessment:
Check p. 40 in workbook
Prentice Hall video - The Earth's Library (5 minutes)
Rock Cycle Activity - Students will cut the rock cycle words and place them on another sheet of paper. The rock cycle diagram is a guide on p. 95 in textbook.
Study Guide for test (1-25).

SG Ch. 2 & 3.doc

HW: Study Guide (1-25)

posted on: May 02, 2006

4/27 (Thursday) Metamorphic Rocks

Skill:
Describe the conditions under which metamorphic rocks form.
Identify the ways that geologists classify metamorphic rock.
Describe some uses of metamorphic rocks.

Assessment:
Check the answers on worksheet with notes.
Check workbook p. 36-38 (1-13)
Observe sedimentary rocks.
Rocks and soil video - 5 facts

HW: p. 40 in workbook

posted on: April 27, 2006

4/26 (Wednesday) Metamorphic Rocks

Skill:
Describe the conditions under which metamorphic rocks form.
Identify the ways in which geologists classify metamorphic rocks.

Assessment:
Discover Activity - How Do the Grain Patterns of Gneiss and Granite Compare? Students will sketch and describe the textures of granite, gneiss, shale, slate, sandstone, and quartzite on the worksheet (attached).

Metamorphic Rocks WS.doc
Read p. 90-92 and answer the four questions on the back of the worksheet.
In the workbook, answer the questions on pages 36-38.
DEAR - Read for 30 minutes

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: April 26, 2006

4/25 (Tuesday) Sedimentary Rocks

Event Tonight: Film Festival - Tickets still available
Pre-party - 6:30 only for students who created the movies, few teachers, few pre-party helpers
Film Festival starts at 7:30 - Dress is formal

Skill:
List and describe the three major types of sedimentary rocks

Assessment:
Check p. 32-34 (16-31) on Sedimentary Rocks
Rock Absorber Lab - Day 2 Students weigh the sandstone and shale rocks to conclude which rocks absorb water.
Observe organic and chemical types - coal, limestone, gypsum
Read p. 85-86 with notes on organic and chemical types and the uses of sedimentary rocks.

posted on: April 25, 2006

4/24 (Monday) Sedimentary Rocks

Last day of the 4th quarter - 4 1/2 weeks

Event: Film Festival Tomorrow
Tickets are still available for $3
No tickets will be sold at the door.

Skill:
List and describe the three major types of sedimentary rocks.

Assessment:
New Seats
Check p. 31-32 (8-15)
Rock Absorber Lab p. 84
Notes p. 85-86

HW: p. 32-34 (16-31)

posted on: April 25, 2006

4/21 (Friday) Sedimentary Rocks

CRCT - Social Studies

Check p. 30-31 (1-7)
Discovery Channel Rocks Video with 5 facts

HW: p. 31-32 (8-15)

posted on: April 16, 2006

4/21 (Friday) Sedimentary Rocks

CRCT - Social Studies

Check p. 30-31 (1-7)
Discovery Channel Rocks Video with 5 facts

Rock Lab - Students will identify sedimentary rocks in the clastic type - shale, sandstone, conglomerate, breccia

HW: p. 31-32 (8-15)

posted on: April 16, 2006

4/20 (Thursday) Sedimentary Rocks

CRCT - Science
Tomorrow - Social Studies

Skill:
Describe how sedimentary rocks form.

Assessment:
Students will take notes on sedimentary rocks p. 82-83 from promethean board.
Lab - Sedimentary Smores
Workbook p. 30-31 (1-7)

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: April 16, 2006

4/19 (Wednesday) Sedimentary Rocks

CRCT - Math
Tomorrow - Science

Skill:
List and describe the three major types of sedimentary rocks.

Assessment:
Check p. 29-31 in workbook.
Making a model of sedimentary rock. p. 83 in Teacher's Edition.
Read and take notes on p. 84-86. Observe clastic rocks - shale, sandstone, conglomerate, breccia. Organic rocks - coal and limestone Chemical rocks - halite, gypsum
Activity - Try This p. 84 Rock Absorber
Workbook p. 32-34 (13-31)

posted on: April 16, 2006

4/18 (Tuesday) Igneous Rocks

CRCT - English/Language Arts
Tomorrow - Math

Skill:
Identify the characteristics used to classify igneous rocks.
Describe how sedimentary rocks form.

Assessment:
Check p. 28-29 (1-7) in workbook
Observe pumice rock.
Read and take notes on mineral composition and uses of igneous rocks -pages 80-81.
Video on Rocks - Discovery Channel (10 minutes)

HW: Workbook pages 29-31 (8-16)

posted on: April 16, 2006

4/17 (Monday) Igneous Rocks

CRCT - Reading
Tomorrow - Language Arts

Skill:
Identify the characteristics used to classify igneous rocks.

Assessment:
Discover Activity p. 78: How Do Igneous Rocks Form? Students will observe granite, obsidian, & basalt.
Read p. 78-80 through texture with notes.
Notes - List the characteristics of igneous rocks with one sentence describing each characteristic. Students will also observe basalt and granite.
Workbook p. 28-29 (1-7)

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: April 16, 2006

4/14 (Friday) Classifying Rocks

Skill:
List the characteristics used to identify rocks.

Assessment:
Check p. 15-16 (6-11)
Rock Activity - How are rocks alike and different?
Read p. 74-77 with outline and definitions
Share rocks

HW: None

posted on: April 10, 2006

4/13 (Thursday) Minerals and the Scientific Method

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of minerals.
Explain the steps to the scientific method.

Assessment:
Check p. 15 (1-5)
Finish outlining p. 46-48 of Ch. 2.1
Scientific Method Review DVD with students taking notes on:
Purpose
Research
Hypothesis
Experiment
Analysis
Conclusion

HW: p. 15-16 (6-11)

posted on: April 10, 2006

4/12 (Wednesday) Minerals

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of a mineral.

Assessment:
Retake of 21.4 & 21.5 Quiz
DEAR
Read p. 46-48 and outline the pages of what a mineral is.

HW: Workbook p. 15 (1-5)

posted on: April 10, 2006

4/11 (Tuesday) Erosion and Weathering

Events:
Honor Roll Party 9:15-9:35
Talent Show & PTSA Meeting - 7:00

Skill:
Describe the processes that wear down and build up Earth's surface.

Assessment:
Finish Investigation #3 Memorandum
Science Seekers - Question Round and finish analysis of vastlands to determine which site is the best for finding fossils.
Share rocks with class

HW: None

posted on: April 10, 2006

4/10 (Monday) Erosion

Skill:
Describe how erosion changes the surface of land.

Assessment:
Erosion Lab

HW: Make sure students have rocks tomorrow and study for retake quiz 21.4 & 21.5 on Wednesday.

posted on: April 10, 2006

3/30 (Thursday) Erosion and Weathering

Skills:
Identify factors of erosion and weathering

Assessment:
Hand back quizzes on Ch. 21.4 & 21.5. Retake will be given on the Tuesday after the break.
Erosion and Weathering video with notes that can be used on a quiz after the video.

HW: None

posted on: April 05, 2006

3/31 (Friday) Weathering and Erosion

Skills:
Identify different characteristics of weathering and erosion

Assessments:
Rock Cycle game with questions
Read Investigation Number 3 on Weathering and Erosion
Answered questions on memorandum

HW: Finish Investigation #3 questions
Collect 5 different kinds of rocks
Retake of Ch. 21.4 & 5 will be on Tuesday after the break

posted on: April 05, 2006

3/29 (Wednesday) Rocks

Skill:

Identify and describe the three major groups of rocks.
Describe the rock cycle

Assessment:
Finish lab, questions, video
Science Seekers - Question Round
DEAR

HW: None

posted on: March 29, 2006

3/28 (Tuesday) Rocks

Skills:
Describe the rock cycle

Assessment:
Check p. 38-39 (1-7) in workbook
Video on rocks (23 minutes)
Finish lab
Science Seekers - Expert Fields

HW: Read p. 74-76

posted on: March 28, 2006

3/27 (Monday) Rock Cycle

Skills:
Describe the rock cycle

Assessment
Read p. 94-95 in textbook
Lab on sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic rocks, and the rock cycle.

HW: p. 38-39 in workbook (1-7) on the rock cycle

posted on: March 27, 2006

3/24 (Friday) Rocks

Skill:
List the characteristics used to identify rocks.
Identify and describe the three major groups of rocks.

Assessment:
Rocks and Minerals Video
Investigation #2 - Rocks
Students will read their expert parts and then discuss the answers to the questions on the memorandum.

HW: None

posted on: March 26, 2006

3/23 (Thursday) Plate Tectonics

Skill:

Describe the three types of plate boundaries.
Describe how movement along faults changes Earth's surface.
Identify where Earth's volcanic regions are found, and explain why they are found there.

Assessment:

Check p. 50-51 in workbook
Question Round in Science Seekers. In cooperative groups, students will be picked by the computer program to answer the questions from their memorandum.
Showed i-movie to students

HW: None

posted on: March 26, 2006

3/22 (Wednesday) Plate Tectonics

Skill:

Describe the three types of plate boundaries.
Describe how movement along faults changes Earth's surface.
Identify where Earth's volcanic regions are found, and explain why they are found there.

Assessment:
DEAR
Periods 3rd & 4th watched the video Land Formation
Periods 5th & 6th did the lab with the foam pads with plate boundaries

HW: p. 50-51 in the workbook (1-16)

posted on: March 26, 2006

3/21 (Tuesday) Plate Tectonics

Skill:
Describe the three types of plate boundaries.
Describe how movement along faults changes Earth's surface.
Identify where Earth's volcanic regions are found, and explain why they are found there.

Assessment:
Science Seekers - Read expert area.
Answer questions on the memorandum.
Science lab with the different boundaries.
Video with facts on Land Formations

HW: None

posted on: March 26, 2006

3/20 (Monday) Plate Tectonics

Skill:
Explain the theory of plate tectonics that includes boundaries, faults, folds, and volcanoes.

Assessment:
Check 21.5 WS, p. 746 (5, 10, 15), and check timeline
Quiz 21.4 & 21.5
Students will be using a program called "Science Seekers" by Tom Snyder.
Students were introduced to the program and read their expert parts.

HW: None

posted on: March 20, 2006

3/17 (Friday) Star Systems, Galaxies, and History of the Universe

Block party later on the day.

Skill:
Describe a star system.
Identify and describe three types of galaxies.
Explain the big bang theory of how the universe was formed.
Describe how the solar system was formed.

Assessment:
Finish video of Understanding the Universe
Quiz on video together as a class (it was very hard)
Worksheet on 21.5 History of the Universe
Big Bang Theory timeline p. 743
Review of section 21.4 & 21.5 p. 746 (5, 10, 15)
Quiz on Monday over the two sections

HW: Finish classwork and study for quiz

posted on: March 20, 2006

3/16 (Thursday) Formation of the Solar System

Shadow day with 5th graders from the elementary school

Skill:
Explain the big bang theory of how the universe was formed.
Describe how the solar system was formed.

Assessment:
Read p. 743-744 on the formation of the solar system and the future of the universe with p. 265 (7-10) in workbook.
Nebula pictures on MSN News/NASA
Understanding the Universe with notes

HW: None

posted on: March 20, 2006

3/16 (Thursday) Formation of the Solar System

Shadow day with 5th graders from the elementary school

Skill:
Explain the big bang theory of how the universe was formed.
Describe how the solar system was formed.

Assessment:
Read p. 743-744 on the formation of the solar system and the future of the universe with p. 265 (7-10) in workbook.
Nebula pictures on MSN News/NASA
Understanding the Universe with notes

HW: None

posted on: March 20, 2006

3/16 (Thursday) The Formation of the Solar System and the Future of the Universe

Skill:
Describe how the solar system was formed.
Describe the possibilities of the future universe.

Assessment:
Read p. 743-744 and answer questions in the workbook p. 265.
View nebulas on the MSN-NASA website on the promethean board.
Discovery Channel streaming video - "Understanding the Universe"
Students can take notes and use the notes for a quiz after the video.

HW: None

posted on: March 16, 2006

3/15 (Wednesday) The Big Bang Theory

Skill:
Explain the big bang theory of how the universe was formed.

Assessment:
Check homework p. 262-263 (7-12) workbook, p. 264 (1-3) workbook, and WS 21.4
Read p. 742-743 on the big bang theory with questions
DEAR
Start video on the Understanding of the Universe from the Discovery Channel with notes.

HW: none

posted on: March 15, 2006

3/14 (Tuesday) Galaxies & The History of the Universe

Skill:
Identify and describe three types of galaxies.

Assessment:
Check p. 262 (1-6)
Read p. 739-740 on the three types of galaxies.
Do the Try This activity with pipe cleaners or string.

Read p. 741-742 on Moving Galaxies
Discover Activity p. 741 with a balloon and a marker

HW:
WS 21.4 Star Systems and Galaxies
WB p. 262-263 (7-12)
WB p. 264 (1-3)

posted on: March 14, 2006

3/10 (Friday) Solar System

Skill:

Identify the characteristics of the outer and inner planets

Assessment:
Take up study guide
Test on Ch. 20
Finish paper scales

HW: None

posted on: March 14, 2006

3/13/2006 Monday Star Systems and Galaxies

Skill: What makes a star system?

Assessments:
Star Gazing Video
Read pages 737-739
Finish paper scales

Homework:
p.262 (#1-6)

posted on: March 13, 2006

3/9 (Thursday) Review of Solar System

Skill:
Comparing the solar system.

Assessment:
Check study guide (12-26)
Mindjogger Review Game
Paper Scales

HW: Study for test - Get study guide signed and put it together to study

posted on: March 07, 2006

3/8 (Wednesday) Review of Solar System

Skill:
Compare the distances of the planets, relative sizes of the planets, asteroid belt and special features.

Assessment:
Check study guide Ch. 20 (1-11)
DEAR
Paper scale of the solar system - Using calculator tape, metric stick, crayons, scissors and toilet paper scale, students will create a scale of the solar system.

HW: Study guide (12-26)

posted on: March 07, 2006

3/7 (Tuesday) Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of comets and asteroids.
Describe the formation of meteoroids.

Assessment:
Check p. 252 in workbook
Outline/Notes on Section 20.5
Venn Diagram of Comets/Asteroids

HW: Study guide for test on Friday (1-11)

posted on: March 07, 2006

3/7 (Tuesday) Comets, Asteroids, Meteors

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of comets and asteroids.

Describe the formation of meteoroids.

Assessments:
Checked p. 252 in workbook and a grade was taken.
Outlined section 20.5 using the promethean board.
Venn Diagram comparing comets and asteroids.

HW: Study guide Ch. 20 for test on Friday.

posted on: March 07, 2006

3/6 (Monday) Comets

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of comets.

Assessment:
Check p. 248-250 in workbook
Take grades on p. 245-248 & p. 248-250.
Make a comet in the classroom - Demonstration
Recipe: http://www.noao.edu/education/crecipe.html

HW: p. 252 in workbook

posted on: March 06, 2006

3/3 (Friday) Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors

Skill:
Identify the characteristics of comets and asteroids.
Describe the formation of meteoroids.

Assessment:
Check homework from Thursday
Engage/Explore Activity
Comets and Asteroids Video - Bill Nye
Read and discuss p. 700-703 in text.
Workbook p. 248-250 (1-13)

HW:
Finish classwork

posted on: March 02, 2006

3/2 (Thursday) The Outer Planets - Neptune and Pluto

Skill:
Identify the main characteristics of the gas giant planets.
Compare Pluto with the other planets.

Assessment:
Check p. 246-247 (15-20)
Read and fill in graph organizer on p. 696-697 of Neptune and Pluto
Finish outer planets video
Venn Diagram on Planets

HW: p. 247-248 (21-28) in workbook on Neptune and Pluto

posted on: March 02, 2006

3/1 (Wednesday) Outer Planets - Uranus

Early Release Day - 2:15 Dismissal

Skill:
Identify the main characteristics of the outer planets.

Assessment:
Check p. 246 (7-14) and Saturn entry of graphic organizer
Read & discuss p. 695 on Uranus
With graphic organizer, write the surface, atmosphere, size, distance from the sun, ability for life, and special features.
DEAR

HW: p. 246-247 (15-20)

posted on: February 28, 2006

2/28 (Tuesday) Outer Planets - Jupiter & Saturn

Skill:
Identify the main characteristics of the gas giant planets.

Assessment:
Check p. 245 in workbook
Engage/Explore Activity with index cards - concepts of the planets.
How large are the outer planets? - Demonstration
Read p. 692-695 on Jupiter and Saturn
Movie on Jupiter & Saturn

HW: p. 246 (7-14)

posted on: February 27, 2006

2/27 (Monday) The Inner and Outer Planets

Skill:
Compare and contrast the planets in terms of relative distance from the sun.

Assessment:
Check p. 241-244 in workbook
Toilet Paper Solar System Lab

HW: Read p. 690-691 in text, answer workbook p. 245 (1-6)

posted on: February 25, 2006

2/24 (Friday) The Inner Planets - Mercury thru Mars

Skill:
Identify the main characteristics of the inner planets.

Assessment:
Finish Inner planets video
Jekyll Island pictures
Graphic organizer of the surface, atmosphere, relative size, relative distance from the sun, ability for life, and some special features.

HW: None

posted on: February 25, 2006

2/23 (Thursday) Inner Planets and Jekyll Island Photos

Skill:
Identify the main characteristics of the inner planets

Assessment:
Inner planets video
Mrs. Davis came back from Jekyll Island with the 7th graders. She shared her pictures and the pictures on the website.

PICT0146.JPG

HW: None

posted on: February 25, 2006

2/22 (Wednesday) The Inner Planets

Skill:
Identify the main characteristics of the inner planets.

Assessment:
DEAR
Read p. 682-689 in text book
Answer questions in the workbook p. 241-244

HW: Finish workbook pages

posted on: February 25, 2006

2/21 (Tuesday) The Solar System

Skill:
Identify the main characteristics of the inner and outer planets.

Assessment:
Video of "The Solar System" from the Discovery Channel.
Students will answer questions from the video.

HW: None

posted on: February 25, 2006

2/20 President's Day

No school
Mrs. Davis left for Jekyll Island with the 7th graders at 6:00.

posted on: February 25, 2006

2/16 (Thursday) The Sun

Skill:
Describe how the sun produces energy.
List and describe the layers of the sun's atmosphere.
Identify features of the sun's surface.

Assessment:
Collect progress reports
Check p. 240-241 (1-10)
"The Amazing Sun" video - Write 8 facts about the sun.
Go over Ch. 19 test

HW: Have a good weekend!

posted on: February 16, 2006

2/16 (Thursday) The Sun

Skill:
Describe how the sun produces energy.
List and describe the layers of the sun's atmosphere.
Identify features of the sun's surface.

Assessment:
Check p. 240-241 (1-10)
The Sun - video. Write 8 facts about the sun.
Pass out test and go over

posted on: February 16, 2006

2/15 (Wednesday) Inertia

Skill:
Identify and explain the two factors that keep planets in their orbits.

Assessment:
Check p. 238-239 (10-15)
DEAR
Check Inertia worksheet from Science Court.
Read p. 676-680 and discuss the sun's features.

HW: p. 240-241 (1-10)

posted on: February 12, 2006

2/14 (Tuesday) Inertia and Gravity

Skill:
Identify and explain the two factors that keep planets in their orbits.

Assessment:
Check drawings of geo and helio centric systems.
Read p. 673-675 on inertia and gravity
Science Court on inertia

HW: p. 238-239 (10-15) WB

posted on: February 12, 2006

2/13 (Monday) Observing the Solar System

Skill:
Explain how the heliocentric and geocentric models of the solar system differ.
Explain how the observations and views of scientists such as Kepler and Copernicus contributed to the current understanding of the solar system.

Assessment:
-Observe pictures from space. (Engage/Explore activity)
-Bill Nye "Astronomy"
-Notes on heliocentric versus geocentric
Download file
Download file
-Check p. 237-238 (1-9)

HW: Draw a geocentric system and heliocentric system diagram

posted on: February 12, 2006

2/10 (Friday) Test on Ch. 19

Skill:
Earth, Moon and Sun

Assessment:
Take up study guide with attachments
Test on Ch. 19 Earth, Moon, and Sun
Read p. 670-673 and answer questions in workbook p. 237-238 (1-9)

HW: Finish workbook pages

posted on: February 06, 2006

2/9 (Thursday) Review Game for Ch. 19 Earth, Moon, and Sun

Skill:
Review for Earth in space, seasons, phases, eclipses, and tides. Also rockets and satellites.

Assessment:
Check study guide & p. 236 in workbook
Give out attachment sheet
Moon Log
Jeopardy review game

HW: Study for test

posted on: February 06, 2006

2/8 (Wednesday) Review Earth, Moon and Sun Chapter

Skill:
Review Earth in Space
Phases, Eclipses, and Tides

Assessment:
DEAR
Moon Log
Check study guide (1-10)
Finish Space Shuttle Video
Finish study guide for test. Get study guide signed for extra 5 points.

HW: Study for test and finish study guide.

p. 236 in workbook

posted on: February 06, 2006

2/6 (Monday) Tides, Rockets, & Satellites

Skill:
Identify the cause of the tides.
Explain how rockets travel in space.
List the uses for satellites, space stations, and the Space Shuttle.

Assessment:
Moon Log with moon phases; moon rise and set
Check p. 229 (10-17) in workbook
Read p. 654 with 19.2 notes
Read p. 655-658 on Rockets and Satellites
Discover Activity: How Do Rockets Work?
Students will rewrite the headings in the section as how, why, or what questions. As they read, look for answers to those questions.

HW: p. 230 (18-24) in workbook and worksheet 19.2.


posted on: February 06, 2006

2/3 (Friday) Rockets and Satellites

Skill:
Explain what causes solar and lunar eclipses.
Identify the cause of the tides.

Assessment:
Finish video of Moon Dance with questions
Read p. 649-651 Discuss with notes
Video on eclipses, moon phases and tides with Bill Nye

HW: p. 229(10-17)

posted on: January 29, 2006

2/2 (Thursday) Phases of Moon

Skill:
Describe the causes of the moon's phases.

Assessment:
Log Moon
Check p. 228 (4-9) in workbook
Read p. 646-649 with notes and activities - Face of the Moon & cut outs of the moon phases.
Moon Dance Video with quiz questions

HW: None

posted on: January 29, 2006

2/1 (Wednesday) Phases, Eclipses, and Tides

Skill:

Describe the causes of the moon's phases.

Assessment:
Check p. 227-228 (1-3) in workbook
DEAR
Read p. 646-649 on moon phases with notes.

Moon Phases Log
HW: p. 228 (4-9)

posted on: January 29, 2006

1/31 (Tuesday) Phases, Eclipses, and Tides

Skill:
Describe the causes of the moon's phases.

Assessment:
Just for fun! Chinese calendar link Chinese Calendar
Check p. 226-227 (9-16)
Reasons for the Seasons Lab
Students will receive a moon log and record the moon phases daily. We will keep record of the moon for the first few days together until they are familiar with the site. Students will also highlight the days that they see the moon. Moon Phases Calendar Moon Rise and Set Table
Read p. 646-647 on the Phases of the Moon.
As students read, write a sentence to describe what causes each of the following: phases, solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, tides in the following chart.

Phases, Eclipses, & Tides.doc

HW: p. 227-228 (1-3) in workbook

posted on: January 29, 2006

1/30 (Monday) Seasons on Earth

Skill:
Explain the causes of the seasons on Earth.

Assessment:
-Check p. 225-226 (1-8) in workbook
-Read and discuss p. 640-643. Students will make a "Reasons for the Seasons" book that will cover the main points of the section.
-Worksheet 19.1 Review and Reinforcement

Homework: p. 226-227 (9-16)

posted on: January 29, 2006

1/27 (Friday) Earth in Space -Day and Years

Skill:
Identify the effects of Earth's rotation and revolution.

Assessment:
Engage/Explore Discussion p. 636 TE
Discover Activity: Using lamp and globe p. 636
Read p. 636-639. Write down terms with definitions and important information.
Homework: p. 225-226 (1-8) in workbook.

posted on: January 25, 2006

1/26 (Thursday) Ocean Test

Skill:
Written assessment of ocean information with m/c test and short answers.

Assessment:
Take-up study guide with attachments
Ch. 13.3, 13.4, & 14.1 test
DEAR

HW: None

posted on: January 25, 2006

1/25 (Wednesday) Review of Ocean

Early Release Day

Skill:
Review information for oceans test.

Assessment:
Check study guide
Review game - Family Feud style

HW: Study for test with study guide

iMovie students - Remember to bring permission slips to be filmed by Georgia Public Broadcasting.

posted on: January 25, 2006

1/24 (Tuesday) Review of Oceans

Skill:
Review for written assessment of currents, ocean composition, exploring the ocean and ocean floor.

Assessment:
Check p. 166-167 (8-18) in workbook
Prentice Hall video of Chapters 13.3, 13.4, 14.1
Study guide for test on Thursday

HW: Finish study guide with parent signature for bonus points.

posted on: January 25, 2006

1/23 (Monday) Ocean Floor

Skill:
Describe features of the ocean floor and the processes that have shaped it.

Assessment:
Finish ice cream lab
Read p. 462-464 w/ 14.1 Review and Reinforcement worksheet. Teacher and students will work together on worksheet.
Build model of the ocean floor with playdough and individually present to teacher the features of the ocean floor.

HW: p. 166-167 (8-18) in workbook

posted on: January 25, 2006

1/20 (Friday) Ocean Floor

Skill:
Test the effects of salt on ice

Assessment:

Check p. 165-166
Ice Cream Lab with salinity.
If time...Read p. 462-464
HW: Worksheet 14.1 Review and Reinforce WS

posted on: January 20, 2006

1/19 (Thursday) Exploring the Oceans

Skills:
Describe the exploration of the ocean and its floor and identify factors that make ocean-floor research difficult.

Assessment:
Check p. 159-160 (5-14)
Video on exploring the ocean floor and sonar
Ocean Map
Read p. 458-461 Homework: p. 165-166 (1-7)

posted on: January 19, 2006

1/18 (Wednesday) Ocean Water Chemistry

Skill:
Identify the gas content and temperature of ocean water and describe how ocean conditions change with depth.

Assessment:
Check p. 158-159 (1-4) and Worksheet of Composition of Ocean Water
DEAR
Read p. 441-443 Students made a water column with paper flaps.
Don't forget the ice cream lab on Friday. I mainly need half and half, ziplock bags, rock salt and old newspaper!
I mentioned today in class about a movie called the "Abyss" and they wanted me to put it on the blog. I mentioned this because we are studying the ocean and the depth, temperature and pressure. Great movie but rated PG-13.
HW: p. 159-160 (5-14)

posted on: January 16, 2006

1/17 (Tuesday) Ocean Water Chemistry

Skill:
Identify the salinity of ocean water.

Assessment:
Engage/Explore discussion p. 439
Discover Lab Activity p. 439 (Demo) and p. 440 (Students)
Read p. 430-441 in text
Worksheet on Composition of Ocean Water with pie graph

For Friday's lab: Students need to bring newspaper, half and half, rock salt, vanilla, sugar, ziplock freezer bags for a ice-cream lab on Friday.

HW: p. 158-159 (1-4) and finish worksheet of percentages/pie graph

posted on: January 16, 2006

1/16 MLK Day

No School

posted on: January 16, 2006

1/13 (Friday) Currents and Climate
Skill: Describe deep currents, upwelling and El Nino. Assessment: Check p. 162-163 (12-22) Take-up WS 13.4 on Currents and Climate Clip of East Australian Current of "Finding Nemo" Video "Finite Ocean" HW: None

posted on: January 13, 2006

1/12 (Thursday) Currents & Climates

Skills:
Describe deep currents, upwelling, and El Nino.

Assessment:
Check p. 161-162 (1-11)
Finish causes and definitions p. 449-452

HW: p. 162-163 (12-22)& 13.4 WS on Currents and Climates

posted on: January 12, 2006

1/11/06 (Wednesday) Currents & Climate

Skill:
-Identify the forces that cause surface currents.
-Describe how surface currents affect climate on land.

Assessments:
DEAR
Engage and Explore Discussion p. 446
Read p. 446-448 Make a list of key words and define them. Also include in that list the kinds of ocean currents and write a sentence that describes the causes of each.

Homework: p. 161-162 (1-11)in workboork

posted on: January 11, 2006

1/10 (Tuesday) Understanding Oceans

First day back from holidays

Skill:
Reviewing waves and tides. New information on currents, salinity, and ocean exploration.

Assessment:
Discovery Channel - Understanding Oceans Video with questions

Homework: None

posted on: January 10, 2006

1/10/06 Understanding Oceans

First day back from the holidays!

Skill: Review waves and tides. New material on currents, salinity, and ocean exploration

Assessment:
Discovery Channel - Understanding Oceans Video with questions

posted on: January 10, 2006

12/22 (Thursday) October Sky

The schedule today is one hour classes. Students will watch "October Sky" during science. At 1:45, students will attend the block party until 2:30. Then students will go to PE/Connections.

posted on: December 20, 2005

12/21 (Wednesday) Exploration of Space & Science Fair

1st period - Students will attend the holiday concert that the chorus will present.
2nd-4th period - Students will watch the movie "October Sky".
October Sky.jpg

posted on: December 20, 2005

12/20 (Tuesday) Waves & Tides

Assessment:
Check worksheets 13.1 & 13.2 and vocabulary
Test on 13.1 & 13.2
"October Sky" Video

posted on: December 13, 2005

12/19 (Monday) Review Waves & Tides

Assessment:
Check homework p. 157-158
Review game - Risky Business
Ch. 13.1 & 13.2 Worksheet
Study Guide for test tomorrow

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: December 13, 2005

12/16 (Friday) Tides

Skills:
Explain the daily and monthly tide cycles.
Describe how people use the energy of tides.

Assessment:
Check p. 155 (13-21) & p. 156 (1-4)
Read p. 436-438 Questions and answers of daily and monthly tides. Who uses tide tables? What energy comes from tides?

HW: p. 157-158 (5-15) Most completed this in class. The test on 13.1 Waves and 13.2 Tides will be on Tuesday, Dec. 20. On Wednesday and Thursday, students will be watching October Skies and we will have snacks during this time. We will also be attending the Chorus Concert and the Block Party during these last two days. Students will also have the opportunity to make up any missed assignments from being absent.

posted on: December 13, 2005

12/15 (Thursday) Wave Action & Tides

Skills:
Identify the effects of waves on beaches and coastlines.
Explain what causes tides.

Assessment:
Check p. 154-155 in workbook (8-15)
Read p. 432-433 on How waves affect the shore and reducing beach erosion. Take the section headings and turn them into questions. Then answer the questions with answers.
Engage/Explore - Tides
Tides streaming video (5 minutes)
Read p. 434-435 What causes tides? Make an ouline about tides using the headings.

HW: p. 155 (13-21) & p. 156 (1-4)

posted on: December 13, 2005

12/14 (Wednesday) Wave Action

Skills:
Describe the characteristics of waves and explain how they form.

Assessment:
DEAR
Check p. 153-154 (1-7)
Discuss waves using slinky and ropes
Waves streaming video (5 minutes)
Read p. 430-431 Describing Waves. Draw and label a wave.

HW: p. 154-155 (8-12)

posted on: December 13, 2005

12/13 (Tuesday) Fresh Water Resources & Ocean Motions - Waves

Skills:
Describe sources of drinking water and how it is treated and distributed.
Explain what happens to wastewater.
Describe conditions that can result in a water shortage and list sources of fresh water for the future.
Explain how water can be conserved.
Describe how waves form.
wave.gif

Assessment:
New seats
Check 12.1 worksheet,12.2 worksheet, vocabulary, p. 424
Quiz Ch. 12

HW: Read p. 428-430 and answer workbook p. 153-154 (1-7)

posted on: December 13, 2005

12/12 (Monday) Freshwater Resources Review

Assessment:
12.1 Water to Drink worksheet
12.2 Balancing Water Needs
Vocabulary on both sections
water quality, filtration, coagulation, sewage, sludge, septic tank, leach field,, drought, conservation, desalination
p. 424 #1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 28, 29, 31

HW: Finish classwork

posted on: December 13, 2005

12/8 (Thurs) Balancing Water Needs

Skills:
Explain how water can be conserved.

Assessment:
Check p. 144 (1-5)
Review 12.1 Conservation House.jpg
Read and discuss p. 406-408

HW: p. 144-145 (6-14)due Monday.

posted on: December 07, 2005

12/7 (Wednesday) Balancing Water Needs

Skills:
Describe conditions that can result in a water shortage and list sources of fresh water for the future.

Assessment:
Check p. 143-144 (21-24)
Finish notes
Read p. 404-405 with discussions

HW: p. 144-146 (1-17)

posted on: December 07, 2005

12/6 (Tuesday) Career Counseling

Today, the guidance counselors will take over my class and talk to the students about behavior on a field trip before going to the play on Friday. Then, they will talk to them about career interests and have them take a career questionaire on their interests in careers on www.careercruising.com

HW: Mondays homework

posted on: December 07, 2005

12/5 (Monday) Water to Drink

Skill:
Describe the sources of drinking water and how it is treated and distributed.
Explain what happens to wastewater.

Assessment:
-Pass out tests
-PH video Ch. 12 (10 minutes)
-Finish notes on 12.1

HW: p. 143-144 (21-24)

posted on: December 07, 2005

12/2 (Friday) Drinking Water

Skill:
Describe sources of drinking water and how it is treated.

Assessment:
-Water Video - video streaming
-Notes: Students will take the section headings and turn them into questions of how, why, and what questions. Teacher will guide using the promethean board.
While, students read the questions will be answered.

HW: None

posted on: November 28, 2005

12/1 (Thursday) Fresh Water Resources

Assessment:
Take up study guide
Review Game - Blockbusters
Test Ch. 11 on Fresh Water
DEAR

HW: None

posted on: November 28, 2005

11/30 (Wednesday) Review of Fresh Water

Assessment:
DEAR - 30 minute reading
Check study guide 15-30 and worksheet 11.3.
Review game - Blockbusters

HW: Study for test tomorrow on Ch. 11

posted on: November 28, 2005

11/29 (Tuesday) Water Underground

Assessment:
Check 1-15 of study guide for Ch. 11.
Worksheet on 11.3 and review of wells in saturated areas.
Finish study guide through #30.

HW: Finish study guide and get signed for an extra 5 points on test.

posted on: November 28, 2005

11/28 (Monday) Water Underground

Skills:
Explain what an aquifer is and how people obtain water from an aquifer.

Assessment:
Progress Reports will be given out tomorrow. The server was down and no reports were able to be printed. Sorry for the delay.
Check p. 136-137 in workbook (9-17).
Re-read together as a class and discuss p. 380-381.
Draw, label, and color the figure 12 on p. 381 on groundwater and how it is pumped up through wells.
On the drawing, define aquifer, springs, recharge, and artesian well.
Study guide for Ch. 11 test Download file. Students will complete the study guide from 1-15.

HW: Finish study guide through #15.

posted on: November 27, 2005

11/16 (Wed) The Water Cycle

Skills:
Give examples of how people and other living things use water.

Assessments:
DEAR
Check p. 128-130 (8-22)
Finish outline of 11.1 while reading
Worksheet of 11.1

HW: p. 130-131 (23-33) in workbook

posted on: November 16, 2005

11/15 (Tues) The Water Cycle

Skills:
Identify how Earth's water is distributed among saltwater and freshwater sources.
Describe how Earth's water moves through the water cycle.

Assessments:
Ch. 11 video overview
Read Section 11.1 p. 360 - 363 on Water on Earth and the Water Cycle.
Demonstration of the distribution of water

HW:p. 128-130 (8-22) in workbook

posted on: November 16, 2005

11/14 (Monday) Weather & The Water Cycle

Skills:
Identify how Earth's water is distributed among saltwater and freshwater sources.
Apply weather patterns to a internet site.

Assessment:
Check p. 127-128 (1-7) in workbook
Students will go MacLab today to predict the weather in different cities while using their knowledge of weather factors and patterns.
Go to the website: www.edheads.org
Click on weather and go through the different areas of the weather and predicting.

HW: None

posted on: November 11, 2005

11/11 (Friday) Weather Patterns

Skills:
Explain, identify, and list the factors that affect weather

Assessments:
Check p. 212 WB
Check and take up study guides
Test on Ch. 17 Weather Patterns

HW: Read p. 360-361 and answer questions in workbook p. 127-128 (1-7)

posted on: November 07, 2005

11/10 (Thursday) Review Weather Patterns

Skills:
Review weather patterns for test

Assessment:
Check worksheets 17.1 & 17.4
Who wants to be a millionaire game

HW: p. 212 & study guide. Get your study guide signed for 5 point bonus

posted on: November 07, 2005

11/9 (Wednesday) Predicting the Weather

Skill:
Describe the types of infromation and shown on weather maps and apply that information on a web site.

Assessment:
Check p. 209-211 in workbook
DEAR - Read 30 minutes
Worksheets - 17.1 Air masses & fronts, 17.4 Weather Maps

HW: Finish worksheets & study guide

posted on: November 07, 2005

11/8 (Tuesday) Election Day

No School

posted on: November 07, 2005

11/7 (Monday) Predicting the Weather

Skill:
Explain how technology helps forecasters predict the weather.
Describe the types of information shown on weather maps.
Describe El Nino and its effects.

Assessment:
-Video: Discovery Channel - Understanding the Weather
30 minutes with notes.
-Read p.583-589 and answer questions in the workbook p. 209-211.
Finish for homework. Due Wednesday
-Study guide for Ch. 17 test on Friday. Study guide due Thursday.

HW: See above

posted on: November 07, 2005

11/4 (Friday) Floods

Skill:
Identify the causes of flooding.
Explain how the dangers of floods can be reduced.

Assessment:
Check p. 207 (10-17)
Engage/Explore activity: What do you think is the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning?
Discover Activity: What causes floods?
Read p. 579-582 on floods and fill in the flood flow chart with the what to do and what not to do chart.
Download the chart: flow chart
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/flow.pdf
What To Do/What Not To Do chart Download file

Discovery Channel on Understanding Weather with questions.

HW: p. 208-209 (1-8) and read p. 583-590.

posted on: November 02, 2005

11/3 (Thurs) Hurricanes & Winter Storms

Skill:
List the main kinds of storms and explain how they form.
Describe measures they can take to ensure safety in a storm.

Assessment:
-Read p. 572-575 on hurricanes and winter storms. Finish the table that explains the temperature and precipitation of how they form and the safety measures that are used.
-Discovery Channel on Hurricanes with questions.
-Hurricane Andrew article.

HW: p. 207 (10-17)

posted on: November 02, 2005

11/2 (Wed) Tornadoes & Reading

Skill:
Read 25 books in a year

Assessment:
Check p. 206 (6-9)
DEAR - Read for 30 minutes

HW: none

posted on: November 02, 2005

11/1 (Tues) Tornadoes

Skill:
List the main kinds of storms and explain how they form.
Describe measures they can take to ensure safety in a storm.

Assessment:
Check p. 205-206 (1-5)
Read p. 569-572 on tornadoes and fill in the chart on tornadoes with the temperature, precipitation, and safety.
Discovery Channel on Tornadoes with questions.

HW: p. 206 (6-9)

posted on: November 02, 2005

10/31 (Monday) Thunderstorms

Skills:
List the main kinds of storms and explain how they form.
Describe measures they can take to ensure safety in a storm.

Assessment:
-Check p. 205-206 in workbook
-Read p. 568-569 on thunderstorms and compare the temperature, precipitation, and safety rules of other kinds of storms.
-Video on thunderstorms
-Van de Graff - students will view the safety of electricity and what an electric current can do to a person.

HW: Happy Halloween and be safe.

posted on: October 31, 2005

10/28 (Friday) Storms

Skills:
List the main kinds of storms and explain how they form.
Describe measures they can take to ensure safety in a storm.

Assessment:
-Check p. 204-205 (6-16)
-Demonstrate homemade tornado p. 567
-Reading tip: As students read, they will fill in the graphic organizer comparing thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and snowstorms including temperatures, precipitation, and safety rules.
Download file

HW: 205-206 (1-9) workbook

posted on: October 26, 2005

10/27 (Thursday) Masses & Fronts

Skills:
Identify the major types of air masses that affect the weather in North America.
Name and Describe the main types of fronts.
Define cyclones and anticyclones.

Assessment:
-Pass back tests
-Demonstration: How Do Fluids of Different Densities Behave?
-As students read the section again, students will fill in the Ch. 17.1 Power Notes Outline (reading tip). Download file
-Using the US map, draw the different masses that effect North America.

HW: Tests that received a failing grade must be signed by parent.
p. 204-205 (6-16) workbook

posted on: October 26, 2005

10/26 (Wed) Masses

Skills:
Identify the major types of air masses that affect the weather in North America.

Assessments:
Check p. 203-204 workbook (1-5)
Read for 30 minutes - DEAR
Video with 10 facts on Eyewitness Weather

HW: Read p. 563-566.

posted on: October 26, 2005

10/25 (Tues) Weather Factors Test

Skill:
What are the major types of air masses that affect the weather in North America?

Assessment:
-Take up study guides
-Test on Ch. 16 Weather Factors
-Read p. 560-563. Complete workbook pages p. 203-204 (1-5)

HW: Finish p. 203-204 (1-5) in the workbook.

posted on: October 20, 2005

10/24 (Monday) Review Ch. 16 Weather Factors

Assessment:
-Pass out papers & quiz
-Check answers on study guide
-Review game - Jeopardy

HW: Study for Ch. 16 test

posted on: October 20, 2005

10/21 (Friday) Water in the Atmosphere & Precipitation

Assessment:
-Check review & reinforce worksheets on sections 16.4 & 16.5
-Quiz on 16.4 & 16.5

Homework:
Study Guide for the test, also study quizzes for the Chapter 16 test.
Test will be Tuesday!

posted on: October 20, 2005

10/20 (Thursday) Clouds & Precipitation

Skills:
Review the three major cloud types, types of precipitation, and how precipitation is measured.

Assessment:
-Check p. 202 in workbood
-Students will complete the review and reinforcement worksheets.
-Students will have a quiz on Friday over Ch. 16.4 & 16.5.
-Change!!!Students will work on study guide on Friday for test on Tuesday. Study guide will be due on Monday to check before the test and handed in on Tuesday. Study quizzes from the chapter sections.

HW: Finished worksheets, quiz tomorrow.

posted on: October 19, 2005

10/19 (Wed) Precipitation & Read

Skills:
Identify the major types of precipitation and how they are measured.
Read 25 books.

Assessment:
Check p. 200-201 in workbook.
DEAR

Homework:
p. 202 in workbook

posted on: October 19, 2005

10/18 (Tuesday) Precipitation

Skill:
Identify the main types of precipitation
Describe how precipitation is measured and ways that it might be controlled.

Assessment:
Engage/Explore Activity "It's raining cats and dogs".
Lab - How Can You Make Hail? - Discover Activity p. 551
Read p. 551- while students will share a sentence describing how each type of precipitation forms.
Finish reading section p. 553-554 on how to measure precipitation.

Homework:
Answer questions in workbook p. 200-201

posted on: October 17, 2005

10/17 (Monday) Clouds

Skill:
Describe the main types of clouds.

Assessment:
Complete tiny book of clouds

Homework:
Read p. 551-553
Complete the reading tip on p. 551.

posted on: October 17, 2005

10/14 (Friday) Teacher Workday

Students do not report this day. Have a great three day weekend.

Next week, classes will be on a early release schedule with dismissal at 2:30.
We will finish Ch. 16 next week and have a test by Friday.

If you are interested or curious about robotics please come out to Town Center Mall on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10-4 in the center court to see high schools compete with their robotics.

Have a great day!

posted on: October 13, 2005

10/13 (Thurs) Water in the Atmosphere

Short periods due to block party.

Skill:
Describe how relative humidity is measured.
Describe the main tpes of clouds.

Assessment:
Check p. 198-199 in WB
Review with students who did not understand the lab and redo the lab.
Read p. 548-550 in text
Start making tiny cloud book

HW: none

posted on: October 13, 2005

10/12 (Wed) Water in the Atmosphere

Skill:
Explain how clouds form

Assessment:
DEAR - Read 30 minutes
Check p. 197-198 WB(1-8)
Clouds Video - Students will write five facts.

HW: None

posted on: October 13, 2005

10/11 (Tues) Water in the Atmosphere

Skill:
Describe how relaive humidiy is measured.

Assessments:
Check Ch. 16.4 Vocabulary
Read p. 545-548
Relative humidity lab with pyschrometers

Homework:
None - End of 9 weeks

posted on: October 13, 2005

10/10 (Monday) Water in the Atmosphere

Skills:
Describe how relaive humidity is measured
Explain how clouds form
Describe the main types of clouds

Assessment:
-Students wrote the definition of cloud on a 3x5 card in their own words and then we discussed their definitions. They will change this definition as we read this section.
-Discover Activity: How Does Fog Form? Demonstration by teacher.
-Quick glance at the section
-Memorized the water cycle song by the tune of Oh, My Darlin'!
Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, on my mind
This is the water cycle and it happens all the time!
-Students defined the key terms: evaporation, humidity, relative humidity, psychrometer, condensation, dew point, cumulus, stratus, cirrus.
-Answered questions in the workbook p. 197-199.

Homework: Finish classwork

posted on: October 10, 2005

10/7 Winds

Skill:
Explain what cuses winds
Distinguish bewen local winds and global winds
Describe the major global wind belts and where they are located

Assessments:
Check p. 196
Check winds reinforce and review worksheet
Turn in wind book
Wind quiz
Start Ch. 16.4

Homework: None

posted on: October 10, 2005

10/6 (Thursday) Global Winds & Jet Streams

Skills:
What are global winds?
Where are the major global wind belts located?

Assessment:
-Review winds section through monsoons
-Finish the winds book
-Check p. 196 in workbook

Homework:
-Review and Reinforce Winds WS
-Quiz on winds tomorrow

posted on: October 06, 2005

10/5 (Wednesday) DEAR

Objective:
To read 25 books in a year

Assessment:
Check p. 194-195. Take a grade.
Students will silent read and turn in titles of the books that they have read since the summer.

posted on: October 04, 2005

10/4 (Tuesday) Winds

Objective:
Students will make a book demonstrating the major winds and their definitions.

Assessment:
Check 16. 3 vocabulary and definitions

Video streaming on jet streams and trade winds

Students will read, define, and illustrate the major wind components.
Cover - Wind with student's name on outside
1st page (behind cover) What Causes Winds?
All winds are caused by diffences in air pressure. Draw a picture of a high and low pressure system.
2nd page Measuring Wind
Wind direction = drawing of wind vane
Wind speed = drawing of anemometer
Definition of wind-chill factor
3rd page Local winds
Definition of local winds. Drawings of sea breeze and land breeze with labels.
4th page Monsoons
Definition of monsoon. Drawings of summer monsoon and winter monsoon of Asia.

Homework: We will check p. 194-195 in workbook tomorrow. Bring a book for DEAR.


posted on: October 04, 2005

10/3 (Monday) Winds

Objective:
How is wind measured?

Activities & Assessments:
-All papers were pass back and grades have been updated. Students were given progress reports if they have a C, D, or F. No name papers on project papers were claimed. A few students had not done their career project and they have until Friday to get the information turned in.
-Students built a wind vane.
Build a Wind Vane
Here's how to build your own wind vane
Use scissors to cut out a pointer and a slightly larger tail fin from construction paper.
Make a slit 1 cm deep in each end of a soda straw.
Slide the pointer and tail fin into place on the straw, securing them with small pieces of tape.
Hold the straw on your finger to find the point at which it balances.
Carefully push a pin through the balance point and into the eraser of a pencil. Move the wind vane back and forth to make sure it can spin freely.
Observing: How can you use your wind vane to tell the direction of the wind?
Wind book - Students will be making a book on the major winds with definitions and drawings. Students put the book together in class and homework is to decorate the front of the book.

posted on: October 03, 2005

9/28 (Wednesday) Winds

Skills:
What causes winds?

Assessments:
-Quiz 16.1 & 16.2
-DEAR
-Introduction to winds
-Preview the chapter and start a KWL using the reading tip. Before you read, preview the illustrations and read their captions. Write down any questions you have about winds. As you read, look for answers to your questions.

HW: Read p 536-537 on what causes winds, and measuring wind.


posted on: September 27, 2005

9/30 (Friday) Winds

Skills:
What are local winds, monsoons, global winds, global wind belts, and jet streams

Assessment:
Read p. 538-544
Answer workbook questions p. 194-196
Vocabulary for Section 16.3

HW: Finish classwork

I am having minor surgery and will have a substitute today.

posted on: September 27, 2005

9/29 (Thursday) Winds

Skills:
What causes winds?
What measures winds?

Assessemt:
--Demonstration: Which Way Does the Wind Turn?
Do this activity with a partner. Think of the ball as a model of Earth and the marker as representing wind. Using heavy-duty tape, attach a pencil to a large smooth ball so that you can spin the ball from the top without touching it. One partner should hold the pencil. Slowly turn the ball counterclockwise when seen from above. While the ball is turning, the second partner should use a marker to try to draw a straight line from the “North Pole” to the “equator” of the ball. What shape does the line form?
Think It Over
-Watch Bill Nye "Winds" while answering questions
-Behavior Reward

posted on: September 27, 2005

9/26 & 9/27 (No School)

Using snow days to conserve gas for the nation and state.

posted on: September 27, 2005

9/22 (Thursday) Heat Transfer

Skills:
How is temperature measured?
What are the three types of heat transfer?

Assessment:
-Temperature Lab
-Heat Transfer activities
Conduction - Copper pipe with birthday candles
Convection - propeller and demo of paper snake
Heat Transfer questions

HW: p. 193-194 WB (14-19)
Section 16.2 vocabulary

Tomorrow: Quiz over 16.1 & 16.2 sections

posted on: September 22, 2005

9/21 (Wednesday) Reading

Early Release Day - shorter classes

Skills:
-read 25 books

Assessment:
-Check workbook p. 192-193
-DEAR

Homework: None

posted on: September 20, 2005

9/20 (Tuesday) Temperature & Heat Transfer

Skills:
-identify temperature scales and correlating temperatures

Assessement:
-Check temperature vocabulary, workbook pages, & worksheet
-Pass back tests
-Heat & temperature video with students writing 10 facts with complete sentences.

HW: p. 192-193 (8-13) on heat transfer

posted on: September 20, 2005

9/19 (Monday) Temperature

Skills:
How is temperature measured?

Assessment:
-Hand in progress reports
-Watch Bill Nye Video on Heat and answer questions.
1. Which has more heat energy - a lighted match or an ice sculpure?
2. What are three froms of heat energy?
3. What is heat?
-Temperature: Read p. 532-533 & discussion on thermometers & scales
-Workbook p.191-192 (1-7) on temperature

Homework:
Scales & Temperature worksheets



posted on: September 19, 2005

9/15 (Thursday) Energy in the Atmosphere

Content: Ch. 16.1 Energy in the Atmosphere

Skills:
In what form does energy from the sun travel to Earth?
What happens to energy from the sun when it reaches Earth?

Assessment:
Reading Strategy: While students read this chapter, they will define the bold face words on the two column notes worksheet. They will also answer the questions in the workbook with guided reading on p. 189-191.

Homework:
Finish classwork

posted on: September 18, 2005

9/16 (Friday) Energy from the Sun

Skills:
-Compare and contrast between infrared and ultraviolet waves
-Draw a model of the electromagnetic spectrum
-Describe what the green effect is and what factors are causing global warming

Assessment:
-Check vocabulary words from two column notes. Download file
-Hands-on activity using prisms with flashlights, sunlight, and room lights going over the longest waves and colors of the spectrum.
-On the back of two column notes, students will draw a picture of the electromagnetic spectrum with infrared and ultraviolet waves.
-Checked Section 16.1 workbook pages p. 189-191 and took a grade.
-Watched a short video about greenhouse effect from video streaming.
Review the following website for an animated look at the greenhouse effect. http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/greenhouse/

Homework: Progress reports were given out and need to be signed. Please return on Monday.

posted on: September 18, 2005

9/14 (Wednesday) Ch. 15 Test

Objectives:

-Check p. 188
-Take up study guides with parent signature for +5 bonus points and homework grade
-Assessment of Air Pressure and Atmosphere with m/c, t/f, completion, measurement, and scientific method

HW: No homework

posted on: September 14, 2005

9/13 (Tuesday) Review for Test

Objectives:
-Check study guide
-Review game with Quiztron controllers

HW: p.188 in workbook (Remember the number on the outside must be the same number -add the numbers vertical, horizontal, and diagonal- all around and if you are checking this blog, the number is 15.) Good luck!
Study for test with study guide. Make sure that your parents sign your study guide and you will get 5 points bonus.

posted on: September 13, 2005

9/12 (Monday) Layers of the atmosphere

Objective
-Check Layers of the atmosphere WS
-Finish and present free form maps on layers of the atmosphere
-Metric exercise.
-Work on study guide for test.
-Get parent to sign for an extra 5 points.

HW: Study guide

posted on: September 12, 2005

9/9 (Friday) Atmosphere

Observe and explain how parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems including how the output from one part of a system (in the form of material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts. (For example: El Nino’s effect on weather)

Objective:
Gave out CD letters, books, questions about the book online
Checked p. 185-187 in workbook and took a grade
Applied notes of the atmosphere to the Free Form Map

Homework:
Layers of the atmosphere worksheet due Monday
Study Guide for test due Tuesday
Test on Ch. 15 on Wednesday over sections 1, 3, 4.

posted on: September 09, 2005

9/8 (Thurday) Atmosphere

Observe and explain how parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems including how the output from one part of a system (in the form of material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts. (For example: El Nino’s effect on weather)

Objective:
-Checked p. 184 in workbook
-Identified specific details of the different layers of the atmosphere that you might see in each layer using a graphic organizer.
-Applied those notes of the atmosphere to a free form map with cooperative groups of 2-4.

Homework: Finish p. 185-187.


posted on: September 09, 2005

9/7 (Wednesday) Atmosphere

GPS:
Observe and explain how parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems including how the output from one part of a system (in the form of material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts. (For example: El Nino’s effect on weather)

Activities and Objectives:
-I have a substitute today because of some dentist work on my mouth.
-Check scientific method worksheet for accuracy and take up.
-Students will finish reading p. 512-514 and answering questions in the workbook p. 184. Then, students will read p. 515-520 while
answering questions in the workbook p. 185-187.
-DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Students must have a novel. Students will receive a DEAR Grade today. Rubric for DEAR:
100 - Has a book and is reading
90 - Has to borrow a book
Subtract 10 points every time that you have to remind students to read. At the third reminder, a green bill will be taken from that student.

HW: Finish workbook pages. Test next Tuesday on Ch. 15. Sections 1, 3, & 4

posted on: September 06, 2005

9/6 (Tuesday) Weather - Pressure

GPS:
Observe and explain how parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems including how the output from one part of a system (in the form of material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts. (For example: El Nino’s effect on weather)

Objectives and Activities:
Issue information on the book online, CD's, and books.
Read and discuss section Ch. 15.3 p. 509-511 regarding pressure and barometers with workbook p. 182-183.

HW: Complete Scientific Method worksheet using notes and workbook pages for answers.
Check out the online book if a computer is available for your usage.


posted on: September 06, 2005

The Book is Online!

Please click on the link to find out about how to get the book online.

Download file
earth_cover_large.gif

posted on: September 06, 2005

8/31-9/2 Mass and Volume

GPS:
-Read and analog and digital meters on intruments used to make direct measurements of length, volume, weight, elapsed time, rates, and temperature, and choose appropriate units for reporting
various quantities.
-Read 25 books.

Objective:
-Complete mass & volume labs. Discussed the difference between weight and mass.
-Discuss upcoming Yellowstone trip.
-Turn in career projects.

8/31 Wednesday
-Discussed Yellowstone Trip. Showed pictures of students at the Grand Canyon with Grand Classroom. Passed out brochures to students.
-Completed practice balance worksheet and balance lab with paper clips, pennies, and weighing something that they chose and learned how to zero a balance.
-Does air have mass? Lab - Students weighed balloons that were deflated and then inflated. This helped answer the question, does air have mass?
-Silent read.
HW: Career Project due on Thursday

9/1 - Thursday
-Students turned in Career Projects and discussed what they liked or disliked about some of the earth science careers.
-Finished mass lab.
-Compared volume and mass.
-Compared finding volume of a regular object-objects with straight sides (length x width x height) vs. an irregular object-rocks, marbles, pennies, bolt nuts(displacement method).
-Demonstration of building a density column using different fluids. We are learning about mass and volume so that they may be able to understand density and that the layers of the atmosphere have different densities.
-Practiced finding volume on paper graduated cylinder. Read how to find the volume of an irregular object by displacement and practiced exercises.
HW: Finish volume worksheet

9/2, Friday
-Volume lab - Students used water, graduated cylinder, and different irregular objects to find volume.
-Watched the Ch. 15 video from Prentice Hall.
-1st period answered the workbook pages and read section 15.3 in the book.
HW: None due to no book. Students are being registered on-line and should be able to access it by next week. Books and CD's will also be issued next week.

posted on: August 30, 2005

8/30 Measuring mass, length, volume, and density

GPS:
S6CS1.4 Read and analog and digital meters on intruments used to make direct measurements of length, volume, weight, elapsed time, rates, and temperature, and choose appropriate units for reporting
various quantities.

Objective:
Measure mass with a balance and length with a metric ruler

Classwork:
Properties of Matter Video with worksheet as a guide.
Measure worksheet using the rulers with metric scale.
Teacher will have to go over the ruler pointing out the
basic principles of the ruler pointing out the mm and cm.
If time, finish the balance lab with the lab report.

Homework: Career Project due Thursday

posted on: August 29, 2005

8/29 Measuring Mass

Standards:
S6CS1.4 Read and analog and digital meters on intruments used to make direct measurements of length, volume, weight, elapsed time, rates, and temperature, and choose appropriate units for reporting
various quantities.

Objective:
Measure mass using the triple beam balances.

Classwork:
-New Seats
-Balance Worksheet-Practicing measurements
-Balance Lab

Homework:
Career Project

posted on: August 29, 2005

8/26 Air Pressure Assignments

Objectives :
-List some of the properties of air.
-What are some characteristics of pressure?
Classwork:
-Check syllabus for signature
-Clarify questions on www.kiwicareers.govt.nz/
-Finish p. 178 questions on the Atmosphere
-Watch Bill Nye video on "Pressure" and answered questions
1. What is pressure?
2. What makes holograms float?
3. What is an area that does not have pressure called?

Answers:
1. Pressure is a force that pushes in all directions at once.
2. Pressure is what makes holograms float.
3. An area without pressure is called a vacuum.

Balance mini-lesson with worksheet

HW-Get syllabus signed if you did not have it on Friday
Career Project, Finish Balance WS

posted on: August 26, 2005

8/25 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
-Passed out syllabus and discussed it. Download file
-Took a grade for p. 4 in the workbook.
-Demonstrate Air Pressure Lab with hot plates, cans, tongs, water, and pitcher of ice cold water with air pressure anticipation guide. Download file

-Read p. 498-501 Ch. 15 and answered questions in the workbook p. 177-178 with guided reading.

Homework: Get syllabus signed and www.kiwicareers.govt.nz/career project

posted on: August 22, 2005

8/24 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
DEAR - Drop Everything and Read for 30 minutes.
Check p. 4 in workbook by trading books with classmates.
Bill Nye "Atmosphere" video with questions

Homework: Earth Science Career Project

posted on: August 22, 2005

8/23 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
Guided reading p. 8-11 with workbook pages 2-3. What is Science? ppt.
Understanding Weather - DVD

Homework:
-Crossword Puzzle - p. 4 in workbook
-Project - Career in Earth Science Research - Due Thursday, September 1. Download file

Remind parents of open house at 6:30 tonight.

posted on: August 22, 2005

8/22 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
Guided reading with workbook p. 1 & 2 with textbook p. 4-7.
Science Court CD-Rom on Statistics

Homework: None

Remember: 6th grade Open House at 6:30 in theater.

posted on: August 22, 2005

8/19 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
-Sharing of posing questions of possible science fair projects.
-Demonstration of scientific method by using rubbing alcohol and water. A dollar bill was soaked in the solution and set on fire.
-Workbooks were passed out with student's name and teacher's name.
-Read in class p. xxii-p.4 in book
-Answered question #1 on p. 1

Homework: None

posted on: August 19, 2005

8/18 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
DVD on the Scientific Method with worksheet Download file

For the answers to the study guide for the DVD: Download file

Homework: Brainstorm and write at least 5 posing questions

posted on: August 18, 2005

What is Science?

Download file

posted on: August 18, 2005

8/17 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
Passed back Safety Quiz
Science CRCT Pre-test with scantrons
DEAR - Drop Everything And Read - Students must read novels. Record on reading log.

Homework: None

posted on: August 17, 2005

8/16 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
Gave out bills
Watched a movie on safety
Quiz on safety
Started the Science Pre-test

Homework: None

posted on: August 16, 2005

8/15 Classwork & Homework

Classwork:
Took up Mrs. Davis letter & safety contract
Organized notebook
Finished class rules
Review safety rules
Spongebob Activity

Homework:
Some students need to get their letter turned-in.
Safety contract
Quiz tomorrow on safety

posted on: August 16, 2005

8/12 Activities & Homework

On Friday, we went over the materials needed for class, sticker program, took up the student information sheet, students presented safety skits, students took a pledge by raising their right hand and signing a safety contract by the county, and students started their homework (listed below).

Materials that will be required for the class:
#2 pencils
Notebook paper
1 1/2 inch green notebook
dividers
2 mead marble composition books (one for reflective writing and one for a science project)
We will be putting the notebooks together on Monday, 8/15.

Sticker Program - In my room, I have a large candy jar. When students earn 10 stickers by being the first prepared for the day and not wasting anytime or bringing items in needed for class, or doing something nice for someone such as helping them to pick-up books that have been dropped, then they get to have something from the candy jar or pick a mystery envelope which might have a +5 on a test, +10 on homework, etc. If you can donate items such as snicker bars or any snack size candy bars, I and the kids would deeply appreciate it.

Safety - Groups took one safety rule and demonstrated it. They were very creative and we had lots of fun with this. Students also said a pledge to be safe and signed the contract. My fourth period went to the theater for most of the time to listen to Dr. Tyson about some rules such as homework, dress code, behavior etc. This period did not present the skits or receive the contract. I will catch this group up shortly.

Homework: 1)Get safety contract signed. 2)Write a letter to Mrs. Davis. First paragraph is about whether you like or dislike science, give specific reasons. Second paragraph is about yourself and your life.

Have a great weekend.

posted on: August 14, 2005

Thursday, Aug. 11

Today, we went over materials, behavior management, expectations in the class for safety, and broke into groups of four to discuss ideas to demonstrate safety lab rules. Students were given an information sheet to fill out with names,telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses. Some students needed to finish them at home for parent help.

Homework: Finish information sheet at home.

posted on: August 11, 2005

Earth Science Syllabus

Please click on the following link for my syllabus:

Download file

posted on: August 10, 2005

Simple Machines - March 21-25

Simplemachines Our next unit will be on work and simple machines. We will be doing several labs with this chapter. The homework that is for this unit are a few worksheets and workbook pages in Chapter 12.

The activities that we will doing in class is a Bill Nye video on Simple Machines with a true/false quiz and a Science Court CD-Rom with questions from the CD. The six types of simple machines are a wedge, inclined plane, screw, wheel and axle, screw, and levers. We will be reading p. 374-389 and doing corresponding workbook pages for homework. During levers, we will understand the different classes of levers (1,2,3). This chapter should take us about 6 days. Then we will be on to Energy, Ch. 13.

posted on: March 20, 2005

Newton's Laws Activities

These are some Newton's Laws activities through this site that you can explore for the laws.

posted on: February 07, 2005

Hello, Again!

2/06 We have just started Newton's Laws.

Today in class, we read p. 316-317 of Ch. 10. Then watched "Inertia" by Science Court. Sciinr_main Answered questions from Science Court and homework is p. 111 (15-24). We will be going through the three laws, and studying force, gravity, and friction.

posted on: February 07, 2005

Matter

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Students will be using the Reader's Handbook on how to use the textbook with notetaking strategies. We will be studying Ch. 1.1 on the properties of matter, kinds of matter, and changes of matter. A metric/measurement test retake will be given on Friday, Oct. 8th. The next test will be covering sections of chapter 1 & 2. I would like to start posting assignments of classwork and homework on this blog for a tool for parents and students.

posted on: September 30, 2004

9/30 Assignments

Discover Activity p. 18 Ch. 1.1
Started Reader's Handbook on Note-taking strategies.
Video on Properties of Matter
Homework: p. 5-6 in workbook (1-5)

posted on: September 30, 2004

Science Olympiad

A practice event will be held at Dickerson MS on Nov. 20 or Dec. 4.

posted on: September 13, 2004

Earth Science Websites

At our last coordinators meeting Dawn Adams, teacher at Wheeler High School, briefed us on a site called
the Seamaven Project. and the SABSOON. If you are interested in this offshore activites with oceanography, you can e-mail jim.demmers@gtri.gatech.edu.

posted on: September 13, 2004

Measurement

Sept. 13-17 We will be finishing up the mass labs on Monday with the bubble gum, paper clips, pennies, beaker, and something of their choice. We will also determine the mass of bags of sugar, rice, raisins, and beans. Tuesday, we will start with volume demonstration and practicing on how to read a graduated cylinder. Then we will measure the volume of regular and irregular shaped objects.

Homework on volume will be to finish worksheets and p. 9 in workbook problems 6-9. We will also watch a short film of mass, volume, weight, and density. Wednesday and Thursday will be used for density lab and exercises using mass/volume. The week will end with metric conversions. A test on measurement will be the early part of next week, Tuesday or Wednesday.

posted on: September 12, 2004

Physical Science Online

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To register, go to https://www.phsuccessnet.com/access/IPlanetServlet Your username will be your LastnameFirstname. Password is your six-digit lunch number.

posted on: September 06, 2004

Bill Nye

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Bill Nye is alive and well. As soon as I can get to the scanner I will place the picture of myself and Bill Nye on this web. When I met him, I felt like a teenager at a rock concert. Except, I was a teacher at a science convention...a real science geek.

posted on: September 06, 2004

Measurement

2979_super_bubble_gumSept. 6- Sept. 10
Monday is Labor Day Holiday! This week we will:
Pre-test on measurement
Discuss Lab Equipment
Preview Measurement Video that goes with the book
Start measuring length with rulers using millimeters, centimeters, and meters
Receive the CD-Rom Letter for the book
Activity: Are You A Square with meter sticks and signing our names to what category we measure.
Activity: Metric Scavenger Hunt
Then we will familarize ourself with the Triple Beam Balances
Read p. 24-25 in text on mass vs. weight
Practice with balance worksheet
Activity: Determine the mass/weight of paper clips, pennies, beakers, and something of their choice.
Just for fun: Student will predict if bubble gum will weigh more or less after chewing for several minutes. Students will weigh gum before and then chew, then weigh, then throw away!
Students will answer the questions on p. 9 (1-5) of the workbook on mass.
Then Friday, DEAR time - we love this. We will be posting in the hall all of the books that students have read over the summer and at school. The will have another activity of mass - Volumes of Fun - estimating and weighing raisings, beans, shelled peanuts, sand, and jelly beans.
Then finish up the week with volume.

Next week we will study volume, density, and metric conversions.

posted on: September 06, 2004

More Scientific Method

life_saversAug. 30 - Sept. 3
This past week, we finished up the pie graphs using M & M's. Then we moved on to Life Savers and did some "radio reading" with the history of Life Savers. Students received stickers if they answered the questions that students posed correctly. Then students predicted the colors, flavors, grams, and calories that are in Life Savers. Then we opened up the packs counted and organized, then, of course, ate to test the flavors. We analyzed the data with the entire class and then graphed and summarized our findings. Lots of fun and work! Wednesday, we quizzed on our knowledge of the scientific method. The class made up a sentence to go with the order of the method.

Principal - Purpose
Ralph - Research
Had - Hypothesis
Every - Experiment
Apple - Analyze
Consumed - Conclusion

Most of the students wrote the acronym on their paper as soon as they received their quiz. Most students did very well with this strategy. Thursday, we watched Science Court on Statistics with an interactive CD-Rom on the big screen with a laptop and LCD projector. Then students were given a study guide to do for the test. Homework was to get a parent signature for an extra 2 points on their test and to finish study guide for the test. Friday, students took the test and had DEAR time. Students also were to register on-line for the book. Students also had to write a summary of Scientific Method with an idea of their own for a science fair project. For some links for a science fair project, see science fair projects.

posted on: September 06, 2004

Scientific Method

main_top_leftAug. 23 - Aug. 27 (I had to edit this post, I originally said Mar 23--that's what a 5 and 2 year old will make you do when you are posting)
We will be starting in the book and in the workbook this week. Reading and discussing p. xxii thru p. 13 and doing the workbook pages that correspond to those pages. We will also take a few notes that support those pages. Tuesday, we will be doing a penny lab. We will predict how many drops of water fit on a penny and the variables that affect those drops. Wednesday, we will be discussing predicting/hypothesis and finishing the introduction chapter. Then, we will start on making line, bar, and pie graphs on Wednesay and Thursday. The pie graphs will be constructed by using M & M's and their percentages compared to the pack. Friday, we will be wrapping up with Controls/Results and Conclusions then starting a Life Savers Lab that bring all of the steps together. Next, week we will review, have a quiz on Tuesday, and test on Wednesday.

posted on: August 23, 2004

Classwork & Homework

CW: Today in class, all classes went to the Mac Lab and took the Performance Series Test on Reading.
Students received a nine digit number in homeroom to be able to start the test. This test will be used at our school to drive curriculum and improve strategies that will work for each student. Students read novels after the test was over.
HW: No homework

posted on: August 19, 2004

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