Daily Assignments

  • Rock Cycle Webquest Tutorial

    Friday (11/16)

    Bellwork:  Draw a picture (with details) or write a short paragraph (3-5 sentences) about what you would like to do over Thanksgiving break.

    Classwork:  Work on any missing/incomplete assignments or make-up work. Students who are caught up will be able to choose a science activity on the chromebooks.

    Homework:  None - enjoy Thanksgiving Break!! :)

     

    Thursday (11/15)

    Bellwork:  Where can you find past assignments if you are absent or need to redo work?

    Classwork:  Test 3 Corrections - one point credit back for each corrected answer; work on any missing/incomplete work

    Homework:  Complete any missing/unfinished work

     

    Wednesday (11/14)

    Bellwork:  Clear off desk and get a pencil ready to take Test 3. Wait quietly to begin.

    Classwork:  Test 3

    Homework:  Study for Test 3 and complete any missing/unfinished work

     

    Tuesday (11/13)

    Bellwork:  Radioactive dating is an example of ______________ dating.  (relative or absolute)

    Classwork:  Study Guide for Test 3; Test Practice Game if time

    Test 3 Study Guide

    Test 3 Study Guide Answers

    Homework:  Study for Test 3 and complete any missing/unfinished work

     

    Monday (11/12)

    Bellwork:  What law states that the oldest layers of sediment will be at the bottom and the newest layers will be at the top?

    Classwork:  Study Guide for Test 3

    Test 3 Study Guide

    Test 3 Study Guide Answers

    Homework:  Study for Test 3 and complete any missing/unfinished work

     

    Friday (11/9)

    Bellwork:  Which type of dating tries to give an exact age for a layer of sediment?  (relative dating or absolute dating)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Geologic Column Activites; "Layers of Time" Online Activity

    Quick Intro Video - "Laws of Relative Rock Dating"

    "Layers of Time" Online Activity

    Fossils BrainPop Video

    Homework (write question and answer):  None - enjoy your weekend :)

     

    Thursday (11/8)

    Bellwork:  What are some things that scientists can learn by studying fossils?

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; PowerPoint & complete Notes

    Quick Intro Video - Decay Over Time

    "What Do You Know About Paleontology"

    Homework (write question and answer):  Which type of dating says if a layer of sediment is older or newer?  (relative dating or absolute dating)

     

    Wednesday (11/7)

    Bellwork:  What do you think a fossil is?

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video & brainstorm what we already know about fossils; Watch Bill Nye Video on Fossils & complete Video Guide

    Quick Intro Video - Paleontology

    Bill Nye Video - Fossils

    Bill Nye - Fossils Video Guide

    Fossils Study Song

    Homework (write question and answer):  What kind of rock are fossils usually found in?

     

    Tuesday (11/6)

    Bellwork:  Which would you find in Florida – a mountain, a sand dune, or a glacier?

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Florida Landforms PowerPoint & complete Notes

    Quick Intro Video - Florida Geology & Landforms

    Florida Landforms PowerPoint

    Florida Landforms Notes

    Homework (write sentence and answer):  Name 3 or more landforms that can be found in Florida.

     

    Monday (11/5)

    Bellwork:  How do you think humans have impacted the environment?

    Classwork:  Finish and present group posters showing human impacts on land (assigned groups and topics; if absent, create your own poster - see "Human Impact On Land" PowerPoint for directions)

    "Human Impact on Land" PowerPoint

    Homework (write question and answer):  What are five main ways humans can impact land?

     

    Friday (11/2)

    Bellwork:  An armadillo burrowing into the ground would be an example of __________________________.  (mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, or erosion)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Begin making group posters showing human impacts on land (assigned groups and topics; if absent, create your own poster - see "Human Impact On Land" PowerPoint for directions)

    Quick Intro Video - BrainPop: "Humans & the Environment"

    "Human Impact on Land" PowerPoint

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend :)

     

    Thursday (11/1)

    Bellwork:  Ice expanding and causing rocks to crack would be an example of __________________________.  (mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, or erosion)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Weathering & Erosion Lab 3 Activity

    Quick Intro Video - Water Erosion

    Video - "How Are Slot Canyons Formed?"

    Homework:  Weathering and Erosion Practice Sheet due by Friday

     

    Wednesday (10/31)

    Bellwork:  Glaciers depositing sediment in a new location would be an example of __________________________.  (mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, or erosion)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Weathering & Erosion Lab 2 Activity

    Quick Intro Video - Breaking Down Rocks

    Homework:  Weathering and Erosion Practice Sheet due by Friday

     

    Tuesday (10/30)

    Bellwork:  A car rusting would be an example of __________________________.  (mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, or erosion)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Finish "Weathering & Erosion" PowerPoint and complete second page of notes

    Quick Intro Video - "Weathering & Erosion StudyJam"

    "Weathering & Erosion" PowerPoint

    Weathering & Erosion Notes

    Homework:  Weathering and Erosion Practice Sheet due by Friday

     

    Monday (10/29)

    Bellwork:  A river carrying pieces of rock downstream would be an example of ______________________.  (weathering or erosion)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Start "Weathering & Erosion" PowerPoint and complete first page of notes

    Quick Intro Video - "Make Your Own Erosion"

    "Weathering & Erosion" PowerPoint

    Weathering & Erosion Notes

    Homework:  Weathering and Erosion Practice Sheet due by Friday

     

    Friday (10/26)

    Bellwork:  How are weathering and erosion different?

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Weathering and Erosion Lab 1 Activity

    Quick Intro Video - Weathering & Erosion Crash Course

    Weathering & Erosion Lab 1

    Erosion BrainPop Video

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend :)

     

    Thursday (10/25)

    Bellwork:  What word describes the movement of pieces of rock that have been broken down?

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Finish Rock Cycle Webquest Tutorial

    Intro Video - Erosion

    Rock Cycle Webquest Tutorial

    Homework:  "Erosion" Crossword Puzzle due by Friday

     

    Wednesday (10/24)

    Bellwork:  Is a scientific theory the same as a scientific law? Why or why not?

    Classwork:  QSMA Review Lesson - Scientific Law vs. Scientific Theory

    Scientific Theory Vs. Scientific Law PowerPoint

    Video: Scientific Theory Vs. Scientific Law

    Homework:  "Erosion" Crossword Puzzle due by Friday

     

    Tuesday (10/23)

    Bellwork:  None (in order to have enough time to finish video)

    Classwork:  Watch “How the Earth Was Made: Krakatoa” and complete Video Guide

    Video - “How the Earth Was Made: Krakatoa”

    Video Guide - “How the Earth Was Made Krakatoa”

    Homework:  "Erosion" Crossword Puzzle due by Friday

     

    Monday (10/22)

    Bellwork:  What word describes the wearing and breaking down of rock?

    Classwork:  All Periods: Rock Cycle Quiz (no quiz re-takes this quarter, but quizzes are open notes)

    Periods 1-3: Watch Bill Nye Video on Weathering & Erosion and complete Video Guide

    Bill Nye Video - Weathering & Erosion

    Bill Nye Video Guide - Weathering & Erosion

    Periods 4-6: Rock Cycle Webquest Tutorial

    Rock Cycle Webquest Tutorial

    Homework:  "Erosion" Crossword Puzzle due by Friday

     

    Friday (10/19)

    Bellwork:  Describe how the rock cycle is different than some other types of cycles.

    Classwork:  Rock Cycle Review and Graphic Organizer Notes

    Intro Video - Igneous Rocks

    Rock Cycle Review PowerPoint

    Rock Cycle Graphic Organizer Notes

    Review Video

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend :)

     

    Thursday (10/18)

    Bellwork:  Which type of rock can be formed as smaller pieces of rock are compacted and cemented together?  (igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary)

    Classwork:  Periods 1-3: Begin Rock Cycle Webquest Tutorial; Periods 4-6: Watch Bill Nye Video on Weathering & Erosion and complete Video Guide

    Rock Cycle Webquest Tutorial

    Bill Nye Video - Weathering & Erosion

    Bill Nye Video Guide - Weathering & Erosion

    Homework:  "Rock Cycle" Crossword Puzzle due by Friday

     

    Wednesday (10/17)

    Bellwork:  Which type of rock can be formed by changes in temperature and pressure?  (igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Finish Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 2 (can be accessed online through student portal) and complete Digital Lesson Notes

    Quick Intro Video - Rock Cycle

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Geology Kitchen - Metamorphic Rock

    Homework:  "Rock Cycle" Crossword Puzzle due by Friday

     

    Tuesday (10/16)

    Bellwork:  Which type of rock can form from cooled and hardened lava?  (igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary)

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Begin Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 2 (can be accessed online through student portal) and complete Digital Lesson Notes

    Brain Pop Video - Types of Rocks

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Geology Kitchen - Sedimentary Rock

    Homework:  "Rock Cycle" Crossword Puzzle due by Friday

     

    Monday (10/15) - No School / Teacher Workday

     

    Friday (10/12)

    Bellwork:  What are the three types of rock? 

    Classwork:  Watch Brain Pop Video on the Rock Cycle; make-up missing assignments and re-take quizzes; Unit 6, Lesson 2 (Rock Cycle) Intro

    Brain Pop Video - Rock Cycle

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend :)

     

    Thursday (10/11)

    Bellwork:  How would you describe a rock?

    Classwork:  Intro Video & discuss; watch Bill Nye Video on Rocks & Soil and complete Video Guide

    Quick Intro Video - 3 Types of Rocks

    Bill Nye Video - Rocks & Soil

    Bill Nye Video Guide - Rocks & Soil

    Homework:  Complete any missing homework and study for any quiz re-takes

     

    Wednesday (10/10)

    Bellwork:   Prepare for QSMA - pencil out and ready, desk area completely cleared off

    Classwork:  Quarter 1 QSMA; Work on any missing/incomplete assignments or make-up work.

    Homework:  Complete any missing homework and study for any quiz re-takes

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Tuesday (10/9)

    Bellwork:  Clear off desk and get pencil ready to finish Test 2. Wait quietly to begin.

    Classwork:  Finish Test 2 (Open Notes) - finish working on test using class notes; work on any missing/incomplete assignments or make-up work.

    Homework:  Complete any missing homework and study for any quiz re-takes

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Monday (10/8)

    Bellwork:  Volcanoes usually aren’t found near ___________________ boundaries.  (convergent, divergent, or transform)

    Classwork:  Test 2 (Open Notes) - work on test using class notes

    Homework:  Complete any missing homework and study for any quiz re-takes

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Friday (10/5)

    Bellwork:  The "__________ of __________" is a concentration of volcanoes in a circle around the Pacific Ocean.

    Classwork:  Work on any missing/incomplete assignments or make-up work. Students who are caught up will be able to choose a science activity on the chromebooks.

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend! :)

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Thursday (10/4)

    Bellwork:  Magma that reaches Earth's surface is called ____________.

    Classwork:  Watch Brain Pop Video on Volcanoes; Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 7 (can be accessed online through student portal) and complete Digital Lesson Notes

    Brain Pop Video - Volcanoes

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  What are three types of volcanoes?

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Wednesday (10/3)

    Bellwork:  ____________________ can be formed when magma reaches the surface of the Earth.

    Classwork:  Quick Intro Video; finish digital lesson notes from yesterday (if needed); watch Bill Nye Video on Volcanoes and complete Video Guide

    Quick Intro Video

    Bill Nye Video - Volcanoes

    Bill Nye Video Guide - Volcanoes

    Homework (write sentence and fill in the blank):  Molten rock that forms beneath Earth's surface is called _____________.

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Tuesday (10/2)

    Bellwork:  What is used to measure the strength of an earthquake?

    Classwork:  Watch Quick Intro Video; Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 6 (can be accessed online through student portal) and complete Digital Lesson Notes

    Quick Intro Video

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Homework (write sentence and fill in the blank):  ________  __________ are volcanically active areas away from plate boundaries.

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Monday (10/1)

    Bellwork:  What is a break or crack in rock called?

    Classwork:  Watch Bill Nye Video on Earthquakes and complete Video Guide

    Bill Nye Video - Earthquakes

    Bill Nye Video Guide - Earthquakes

    Homework (write the sentence and fill in the blank):  The ­­­­­______________ Scale is used to measure the energy of earthquakes.

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Friday (9/28)

    Bellwork:  What is the point on Earth's surface directly above the focus?

    Classwork:  Watch Brain Pop Video on Earthquakes; Earthquakes PowerPoint and complete notes

    Brain Pop Video - Earthquakes

    Earthquakes PowerPoint

    Earthquakes Notes

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend! :)

    **Advanced classes: Science Fair Research Plan due by Wednesday, 10/10**  Research Plan Template

     

    Thursday (9/27)

    Bellwork:  Two plates slide past each other at a transform boundary and often cause _________________.

    Classwork:  Finish any incomplete work and begin earthquakes lesson

    Homework (write question and answer):  What do we call the first place that earthquake movement happens within the Earth?

     

    Wednesday (9/26)  **Early Release day: Only 1st, 3rd, and 5th periods**

    Bellwork:  What kind of waves are caused by earthquakes?  (heat waves, seismic waves, or electromagnetic waves)

    Classwork:  Watch History Channel Video ("How The Earth Was Made: San Andreas Fault") and complete Video Guide  **1st period also scheduled for pictures**

    Video - "How the Earth Was Made: San Andreas Fault"

    Video Guide - How The Earth Was Made: San Andreas Fault

    Homework:  None  :)

     

    Tuesday (9/25)

    Bellwork:  What often forms when two continental plates collide at a convergent boundary?

    Classwork:  Watch Brain Pop Video on Mountains; Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 5 (can be accessed online through student portal) and complete Digital Lesson Notes; watch Wrap-Up Video: "Where do Mountains Come From?"

    Brain Pop Video - Mountains

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Wrap-Up Video: "Where Do Mountains Come From?"

    Homework (write question and answer):  What are three types of mountains?

     

    Monday (9/24)

    Bellwork:  Who is responsible for your grade in this class?

    Classwork:  Test 1 Corrections - one point credit back for each corrected answer

    Homework (write question and answer):  What are three (or more) things you can do to improve your grade?

     

    Friday (9/21)

    Bellwork:  Prepare for Test 1 - pencil out and ready, desk area cleared off, add heading on paper

    Classwork:  Take Test 1 (No re-takes, but test corrections on Monday - one point credit back for each corrected answer)

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend! :)

     

    Thursday (9/20)

    Bellwork:  When an oceanic plate and a continental plate converge, which one subducts?  (oceanic plate or continental plate)

    Classwork:  Finish working on the Test 1 Study Guide and go over the answers; study and/or review game if time

    Test 1 Study Guide

    Homework:  Study for Test 1 on Friday

     

    Wednesday (9/19)

    Bellwork:  What kind of boundary causes mid-ocean ridges and rift valleys to form?  (convergent, divergent, or transform)

    Classwork:  Begin working on the Test 1 Study Guide

    Test 1 Study Guide

    Homework:  Study for Test 1 on Friday

     

    Tuesday (9/18)

    Bellwork:  What kind of boundary is known for causing earthquakes?  (convergent, divergent, or transform)

    Classwork:  Watch short video ("Geology Kitchen: Plate Tectonics"); finish Plate Boundaries note guide; work on missing/incomplete assignments

    Video - "Geology Kitchen: Plate Tectonics"

    Plate Boundaries Note Guide

    Homework:  Complete any missing homework assignments (due by Friday, 9/21)

     

    Monday (9/17)

    Bellwork:  What kind of boundary often causes mountains to form?  (convergent, divergent, or transform)

    Classwork:  Finish Plate Boundaries PowerPoint and complete notes; Read pages 223-224 in iScience book and complete Plate Boundaries note guide

    Plate Boundaries PowerPoint

    Plate Boundaries - Notes

    Plate Boundaries Note Guide

    Homework:  Complete any missing homework assignments (due by Friday, 9/21)

     

    Friday (9/14)

    Bellwork:  What kind of boundary occurs when two plates slide past each other?  (convergent, divergent, or transform)

    Classwork:  Start Plate Boundaries PowerPoint and complete notes; Watch Video ("Plate Tectonics Theory Lesson") to review; Quiz 4

    Plate Boundaries PowerPoint

    Plate Boundaries - Notes

    Video "Plate Tectonics Theory Lesson"

    Quiz 4 - See Ms. Wilson to make-up missed quiz or if you scored less than 80% and would like to study and re-take

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend! :)

     

    Thursday (9/13)

    Bellwork:  What kind of boundary occurs when two plates move towards each other?  (convergent, divergent, or transform)

    Classwork:  Watch "Continents Adrift: An Introduction to Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics" and complete Video Guide

    Video - "Continents Adrift: An Introduction to Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics"

    Video Guide

    Homework (write question and answer):  What kind of boundary occurs when two plates move away from each other?  (convergent, divergent, or transform)

     

    Wednesday (9/12)

    Bellwork:  Earth’s tectonic __________ move on top of the mantle.

    Classwork:  Second half of Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 4 (can be accessed online through student portal); complete second half the Digital Lesson Notes; watch Video - "How Do We Know Plate Tectonics Is Real?"

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Video - "How Do We Know Plate Tectonics Is Real?"

    Homework (write the sentence and fill in the blank):  Sea-floor spreading happens when ocean plates spread apart along a _____________________.

     

    Tuesday (9/11)

    Bellwork:  What is one piece of evidence that supports the theory of continental drift?

    Classwork:  First half of Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 4 (can be accessed online through student portal); complete first half the Digital Lesson Notes; watch Brain Pop Video on Plate Tectonics

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Brain Pop Video - Plate Tectonics

    Homework (write question and answer):  What do we call the supercontinent scientists believe once existed?

     

    Monday (9/10)

    Bellwork:  When you put a puzzle together, how can you tell which pieces connect?

    Classwork:  Continental Drift PowerPoint and complete notes; Continental Drift Recap Video

    Continental Drift PowerPoint

    Continental Drift Notes

    Continental Drift Recap Video

    Homework (write question and answer):  What theory describes the idea that Earth’s continents moved apart from a single large continent?

     

    Friday (9/7)

    Bellwork:  Which type of heat transfer happens inside the Earth?

    Classwork:  Read Heat Transfer article and complete questions; Quiz 3

    Heat Transfer Article

    Heat Transfer Article Questions

    Quiz 3 - See Ms. Wilson to make-up missed quiz or if you scored less than 80% and would like to study and re-take

    Homework:  None - enjoy your weekend! :)

     

    Thursday (9/6)

    Bellwork:  Heat transfer from the sun is an example of  _______________.  (convection, conduction, or radiation)

    Classwork:  PowerPoint, complete notes, and write a 10-20 word summary of what causes convection currents in the mantle

    Convection in the Mantle PowerPoint

    Convection in the Mantle - Notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  Which compositional layer does convection happen in?

     

    Wednesday (9/5)

    Bellwork:  Which type of heat transfer happens when two things touch? (convection, conduction, or radiation)

    Classwork:  PowerPoint and complete notes

    Heat Transfer PowerPoint

    Heat Transfer Notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  Which type of heat transfer happens when heated material rises and cooler material sinks? (convection, conduction, or radiation)

     

    Tuesday (9/4)

    Bellwork:  Which physical layer is at the very center of Earth?

    Classwork:  Watch Bill Nye Video on Heat Transfer and complete notes

    Bill Nye Video on Heat Transfer

    Bill Nye Video Notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  What are the three ways that heat can be transferred?

     

    Monday (9/3) - No School

     

    Friday (8/31)

    Bellwork:  Which compositional layer is the thinnest, outermost layer of Earth?

    Classwork:  Quiz 2; Finish yesterday's classwork - 

    • Read pages 344 – 346 in textbook (textbook can be accessed online through student portal)
    • Answer questions # 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • Page 349 – Answer questions # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Quiz 2 - See Ms. Wilson to make-up missed quiz or if you scored less than 80% and would like to study and re-take

    Homework:  None - enjoy the long weekend! :)

     

    Thursday (8/30)

    Bellwork:  Why do scientists have two ways (physical and compositional) for thinking about Earth’s layers?

    Classwork:  Start working on -

    • Read pages 344 – 346 in textbook (textbook can be accessed online through student portal)
    • Answer questions # 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • Page 349 – Answer questions # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Homework (write question and answer):  Which middle compositional layer has parts that are plastic-like and can flow slowly?

     

    Wednesday (8/29)

    Bellwork:  Which type of layers are grouped by the materials they are made of – physical or compositional layers?

    Classwork:  Watch Bill Nye Video on Earth's Crust and complete notes

    Bill Nye Video on Earth's Crust

    Bill Nye Video on Earth's Crust - Notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  Describe the difference between the outer core and the inner core.

     

    Tuesday (8/28)

    Bellwork:  What two types of layers can the Earth be divided into?

    Classwork:  Earth's Layers PowerPoint and complete notes

    Earth's Layers PowerPoint

    Earth's Layers Notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  Put the five physical layers of the Earth in order: asthenosphere, inner core, mesosphere, outer core, lithosphere  [they are currently out of order]

     

    Monday (8/27)

    Bellwork:  What is something you want to learn about the layers of the Earth?

    Classwork:  Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 3 (can be accessed online through student portal)

    Homework (write question and answer):  Put the three compositional layers of the Earth in order: mantle, core, crust  [they are currently out of order]

     

    Friday (8/24)

    Bellwork:  Why is it important to repeat an experiment?

    Classwork:  Watch Bill Nye Video on "Do It Yourself Science" (discusses Scientific Method & Science Procedures) and complete notes; Quiz Review PowerPoint; Quiz 1

    Bill Nye Video - "Do It Yourself Science"

    Bill Nye Video Notes

    Quiz Review PowerPoint

    Quiz 1 - See Ms. Wilson to make-up missed quiz or if you scored less than 80% and would like to study and re-take

    Homework:  None - enjoy the weekend! :)

     

    Thursday (8/23)

    Bellwork:  What is the difference between a prediction and a hypothesis?

    Classwork:  Nature of Science PowerPoint 2 and notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  What is the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific law?

     

    Wednesday (8/22)

    Bellwork:  Get supplies ready for setting up our class folders

    Classwork:  Nature of Science PowerPoint 1 and notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  What are three important parts of a scientific experiment?

     

    Tuesday (8/21)

    Bellwork:  Get ready for Science Pre-CSMA testing

    Classwork:  Science Pre-CSMA testing (not for a grade; cannot be made-up)

    Homework (write question and answer):  Give one example from each of Earth’s five systems – geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.

     

    Monday (8/20)

    Bellwork:  Get ready for Science Pre-CSMA testing

    Classwork:  Science Pre-CSMA testing (not for a grade; cannot be made-up)

    Homework:  Get 2 two-pocket folders with brads and 3 divider tabs for class folder

     

    Friday (8/17)

    Bellwork:  Write down the following and fill in the blanks:

    1. Scientists divide the Earth into five ________ that interact with each other.
    2. The ___________ is the system containing all of Earth’s liquid water.
    3. The ___________ is the solid part of the Earth, including rocks and soil.

    Classwork:  Earth's Structure PowerPoint and notes

    Homework:  Get 2 two-pocket folders with brads and 3 divider tabs for class folder

     

    Thursday (8/16)

    Bellwork:  Write down the following four systems and match each system to water, life, land, or air

    1. Geosphere -
    2. Atmosphere -
    3. Hydrosphere -
    4. Biosphere –

    Classwork:  Earth's Systems PowerPoint and notes

    Check for Understanding: Pick one of Earth’s five systems (or spheres)- the atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, or biosphere. List at least two things you learned about this system.

    Homework:  Get 2 two-pocket folders with brads and 3 divider tabs for class folder

     

    Wednesday (8/15)

    Bellwork:  Science Interest Inventory

    Classwork:  Introduction to Earth Space Science PowerPoint (What will we be learning about this year?)

    Check for Understanding: Pick a topic we will study this year in Earth/Space Science and complete a KW Chart

    • K is what you already know
    • W is what you want to know
    • You need at least 2 K’s and 2 W’s
    • Example below:

           Check for Understanding Example

    Homework:  Get 2 two-pocket folders with brads and 3 divider tabs for class folder

     

    Tuesday (8/14)

    Bellwork:  On a sticky note, write your full name and 10-15 words to explain an important class rule or procedure we discussed yesterday.

    Classwork:  Review Class Rules and Procedures and complete "Class Survival Guide" Notes

    Check for Understanding: On the back of your class survival guide, write 10-15 words (no more, no less) to explain the expectations for one segment of class.

    1. Before Class
    2. After Class
    3. During class- Do’s
    4. During class- Don’ts

    Homework:  Get 2 two-pocket folders with brads and 3 divider tabs for class folder

     

    Monday (8/13)

    Bellwork:  On a piece of notebook paper, use a pencil or pen to write a letter to your teacher explaining anything you would like me to know about you and/or something you are excited to learn about this year. (This is for MY eyes only- you will not have to share this with the class.)

    Classwork:  Discuss Class Rules and Procedures

    Homework:  Get 2 two-pocket folders with brads and 3 divider tabs for class folder