Daily Assignments

  • Friday (9/28)

    Bellwork:  

    Classwork:  Watch Bill Nye Video on Earthquakes and complete Video Guide; Quiz 5

    Quiz 5 - See Ms. Wilson to make-up missed quiz or if you scored less than 80% and would like to study and re-take

    Homework (write question and answer):  

     

    Thursday (9/27)

    Bellwork:  

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

    Homework (write question and answer):  

     

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

    Bellwork:  

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

    Video Guide - How The Earth Was Made: San Andreas

    Homework (write question and answer):  

     

    Tuesday (9/25)

    Bellwork:  

    Classwork:  Online Digital Lesson - Unit 6, Lesson 5 (can be accessed online through student portal); complete Digital Lesson Notes; watch short video on Mountain Building

    Digital Lesson Notes

    Homework (write question and answer):  

     

    Monday (9/24)

    Bellwork:  

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

    Homework (write question and answer):  

     

    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