• Weekly Science Plans 

    ***Learning targets will be used instead of objectives. Learning tagets are student centered goals that they should be able to achieve each week. 

     

    Week of 8/26/19

    7th and 8th grade:

    Students are dismissed at 11:20 all week. The majority of time will be spent in homeroom and grade level meetings.

    Studednts will have time for brief introductions. Periods 4 and 6 (little longer due to lunch) may recieve their syllabus on 8/29.

    No homewoork due this week 

     

    Week of 9/2/19:

    Both grades (7 and 8):

    Learning Targets: 

    I can explain classroom expectations. 

    I will practice classroom procedures.

    I will be able to get to know more about my classmates and teacher. 

    I will discuss the steps of the scientific method.

    I will analyze data and relate different steps of an experiment to different steps of the scientific method. 

     

    Topics covered:

    7th and 8th grade will both complete getting to know you activites, assigned seats will be provided, syllabus and lab contract will be discussed and reviewed, we will continue working on practicng classroom procedures. 

     

    ****Homework:

    Review syllabus signed and return with email information. Due Friday 9/6/19.

    Notebook due Friday 9/6/19. Notebooks will be checked on this day. Students without notebooks will be provided one at this time. 

    Review lab safety contract at home and return document signed. Please note students will be unable to engage in several lab activites if this is not provided. Due Tuesday 9/10/19

    Classroom procedures celebration of learning (quiz) Wednesday 9/11/19

     

    Week of 9/9/19:

    7th grade:

    Learning Targets:

    I will discuss the steps of the scientific method.

    I will analyze data and relate different steps of an experiment to different steps of the scientific method. 

    I can access prior knowledge about various living things

    I can practice proper and safe use of  microscopes in the classroom.

     

    Topics Covered:

    We will wrap up work with the scientific method and do a practice experiment which we will relate to the scientific method. We will then start lesson 1 int he Structure and Function text which will examine the students' prior knowledge about living things.

     

    ***Homework:

    Lab Contract due Tuesday 9/10

    Classroom procedures celebration of learning (quiz) Wednesday 9/11/19

    Classroom Procedures HW due Friday 9/13/19 

     

     8th grade:

    Learning Targets:

    I will discuss the steps of the scientific method.

    I will analyze data and relate different steps of an experiment to different steps of the scientific method. 

    I can begin discussing prior knowledge related to matter unit. 
     
    SWBAT begin labs related to the matter unit.
     
    SWBAT identify differences between solids, liquids and gases. 
     
    Topics Covered:
    We will wrap up work with the scientific method and do a practice experiment which we will relate to the scientific method.. Students will also discuss prior knowledge about chemistry and complete a KWL and will begin the first lesson from the Matter text. 
     
    ***Homework:
    Lab Contract due Tuesday 9/10
    Classroom procedures celebration of learning (quiz) Wednesday 9/11/19
    Classroom procedures HW due Friday 9/13/19

     

     

    Lesson Plans Week of 9/16/19

    7th grade: 

    Learning Targets:

    I can identify parts of the microscope

    I can identify functions of different parts of the microscope.

    I can practice using and demonstrate proper use of the microscope. 

    I can define cells, organisms, microorganisms, macroorganisms, compound light microscope.  

     

    Topics Covered:

    During this week we will dive into the parts of the microscope and microscope related activities. We will begin defining various key terms in our notebooks and we will use the microscopes for some basic activities. We will finish the lesson 1 activities for the structure and function text. We will also introduce characteristics and needs that living things share.  

    ***Homework: Research one of the following men: Robert Hooke, Aton Van Leewenhoek or Ernst Ruska. Write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) about what that man did to help contribute to the invention of various microscopes. Be sure you include website used; do not use wikepedia. Due Friday 9/20/19.  Blank microscope pages available for extra practice prior to quiz. 

    Quiz on microscope safety and parts of microscope Friday 9/20/19. 

     

    8th grade:

    Learning Targets:

    I can identify the differences between the three different states of matter.

    I can identify differences between a pure substance and a mixture. 

    I can discuss the effects of thermal change on an object.

    I can discuss how salt and temperature will affect an object's density. 

     

    Topcis Covered:

    We will begin chemistry lab and activities for lesson in the matter text.  We will then begin lesson 2 the nature of matter. In this lesson we define key terms like atoms and molecules.We will talk about molecule structure and volume. We will also begin talking about physical and chemical properties and changes. 

     

    ***Homework:

    Read and complete "Bent into Shape: Looking at Malleability" due Friday 9/20/19

     

    Lesson Plans Week of 9/23/19

    7th grade: 

    Objectives:

    I can begin identifying different types of cells. 

    I can define and discuss cell theory.

    I will begin defining the roles of different  organelles.

    I can and will observe Euglena and Paramecium under the microscope.

     

    Activities:

    During this week students will define several different key terms in their science notebooks. Students will discuss the differences between unicellular and multicellular organsms and Eukaryotic vs. Prokayotic orgnaism.We will then complete labs for lesson 2 in which students will observe paramecium and euglena. Classes not affected by map testing will begin to work on study island activites. Study Island is an online resource used to help students review previously learned science concepts and learn some new concepts.

     Notebook check #1 will occur this week starting Monday. 

     

    ***Homework:  List 5 living things their structures and purpose for the structure.  For example, a fish has gills to help it obtain oxygen underwater due Friday 9/27/19. 

     

    8th grade:

    Learning Targets:

    I can identify the PH scale and differences amongst acids and bases.

    I can and will test different items for acidity levels.  

    I will observe physical properties of different substances. 

    I can define mass, volume and density. 

     

    Activities: 

    Students will complete readings and activites from lesson 2 in the matter text. This lesson will be an introduction to atoms and molecules. Students will also do work with the PH scale and complete a lab focusing on testing items for acidity levels.  Notebook check #1 will occur this week starting Monday. 

    Homework: Read "Archimedes's Crowning Moment" and answer questions. Due Friday 9/27/19

     

     

    Week of 9/30/19

     

    7th grade: 

    Learning Targets:

    I can and will observe and identify differences between plant and animal cells.

    I can investigate cell specialization.

    I will continue practicing using the microscope properly and safely. 

    I will practice creating detailed and accurately labeled scientific illustrations.

     

    Topics Covered:

    During this week we will continue using the microscopes to carry out a variety of labs and activities. Students will also finish defining key terms related to lesson 2 and will begin investigations into cell specialization. During this week we will also observe live specimen under the microscope; Euglena and paramecium. 

     

    ***Homework:

    Read "The questions around stem cells" and answer questions. Due Friday 10/4/19. Copies available in class. 

     

    8th grade: 

    Learning Targets:

    I can define density.

    I can identify and test for differences in density between different substances.

    I can use the density formula. 

     

    Topics Covered:

    We will finish activities related to lesson 2 and move onto lesson 3 which will focus on density. We will begin labs, activities key terms and readings related to mass, volume and density. Students will also be introduced to the density formula and begin practicing using the density formula.

     

    ***Homework:

    Read and complete density homework due Friday 10/4/19. Attached to this email. 

    Celebration of learning (quiz) 10/4/19 on items from lessons 1, 2 and 3. 

     

    Week of 10/7/19

    7th grade:

    I can identify different organisms through various levels of development.

    I can examine different cells under the microscope.

    I can identify levels of classification.

    I can explain the concept of cell specialization. 

    I can identify different parts of the plant and animal cells. 

    This week we will work on a few different labs. We look at different organisms through various levels of development and make comparisons through the different levels. We will complete labs and activities related to lesson 2 from structure and function text and begin lesson 3. 

    ***Homework: Euglena Organism Profile. Describe where Euglena can be found and define model organism. Also choose two structures from the Euglena diagram and explain their function. Due Friday 10/11/19. 

     

    Extra credit being offered: Go to you tube. Choose a video about a unicellular organismof your choice.For example Ameoba, Paramecium, different types of bacteria etc.

    Wrtie 5 fact and the video title. Due Friday 10/11/19. 

    Quiz Tuesday 10/15/19 on lessons 1, 2 and a little bit about parts of the cell.  

     

     

    8th grade: 

    I can continue work on density

    I can identify different phases of matter.

    I can identify different properties associated with different phases of matter. 

    I can explain how substances may change from one phase of matter to another. 

    This week we will wrap up labs and activities related to lesson 3: Density. We will then begin lesson 4 labs, activities, readings and key terms which will discuss different phases of matter. 

    ***Homework "Chemistry of Eating Chocolate" Due Friday 10/11/19. 

    Extra Credit: Watch a you tube video about a famous chemist. Write 5 facts and video title. Possible chemist suggestions: Marie Curie, John Dalton, Alfred Nobel. You may choose chemists not listed as well. 

     

     

    Week of 10/15/19

    No school Monday 10/14/19

     

    7th grade:

    SWBAT compare and contrast plant, animal and bacterial cell.

    SWBAT discuss levels of classification. 

    SWBAT discuss functions of the different parts of the cell.

     

    This week we will begin talking about the various functions of the different organelles found within the plant and animal cell. We will also look at plant, animal and bacterial cells in more detail and compare and contrast information.  The model cell project (Due Thursday 10/31/19) will be assigned on Tueday 10/15/19.  We will also review finding and citing quality resources when conducting research. Notebook check #2 will occur this week. 

    ***Homework: Go on youtube and look up a video about either the bacterial cell, fungi cell or virus. Write 7 facts from the video and the video title. Video should be at least 5 minutes in length. Due Friday 10/18/19. Model Cell Project Due Thursday 10/31/19

    ***Extra Credit: Find a scientific article. Not wikepedia. Please try to make the artice from an .edu, .org or .gov site. Please make sure you include the website use and write 7 facts about the article. Due Friday 10/18/19. 

     

    8th grade:

    SWBAT discuss properties relatedto different phases of matter. 

    SWBAT identify the building blocks of matter.

    SWBAT define element.

    SWBAT begin idenitifying various elements.

    SWBAT begin discussion on howto use the periodic table.

    This week we will finish labs, readings and activites related to lesson 4. We willthen begin labs, activites, key terms and readings relatedto lesson 5 "Building Blocks of Matter." This week students will be assigned the elements project on 10/15, the project will be due on Friday 10/25/19.  Notebook check #2 will occur this week. 

    ***Homework: Read "Measuring Temperatures by degrees," answer questions due Friday 10/18/19. Elements Project due Friday 10/25/19. 

    ***Extra Credit: Find a scientific article. Not wikepedia. Please try to make the artice from an .edu, .org or .gov site. Please make sure you include the website use and write 7 facts about the article. Due Friday 10/18/19. 

     

    Week of 10/22/18

     

     
    7th grade:
    Learning Targets:
    I can compare and contrast the plant, animal and material cells.
    I can demonstrate knowledge of organelle functions through the creation of a model cell.
    I can explain the process of diffusion.
    I can identify osmosis in action through a gummy bear lab. 
     
    Lesson plans 10/21/19
    We will work on readings, labs and activities related to lesson 3. Lesson 3 will focus on the functions of different cell organelles, differences and similarities among the plant, animal and bacterial cells, diffusion and osmosis.  We will finish the embryo lab, finish lesson 3 key terms from last week, complete a diffusion activity and a gummy bear lab and a power point about the parts of the cell. 
    Notebook check #2 began last week and will be completed this week. Notebook check information is on my website. 
    Homework: Watch a youtube video about the bacteria cell (at least 5 minutes in length/ if under 5 minutes watch two short videos) write 5 facts and the video title. Due Friday 10/25/19
    ***Model Cell Project due Thursday 10/31/19 (Example project power point and directions attached to this email also on teacher page) 
     
    8th grade: 
    Learning Targets:
    I can define compound. 
    I can identify some elements on the periodic table. 
    I can explain basic placement of elements on the periodic table.
    I can create a model molecule. 
     
    Lesson Plans Week of 10/21
    This week we will work on lesson 5 which will focus on the elements and the periodic table. We will complete various readings and activities centered on the different elements and periodic table construction and placement. Students will also practice building model molecules. Notebook check #2 began last week and will be completed this week. 
    Homework: Read Article "The World's Strongest Element" and answer questions. Due Friday 10/25/19
     
     

     

    SWBAT conitnue investigating the water cycle. 

    SWBAT  investigate how warm and cool air moves.

    SWBAT idenitfy different air masses.

    This week we will continue investigating the water cycle. We will then use various investigations to expand on the water cycle by looking at how warm and cool air moves. We will expand on that more by begining discussion about various air masses. 

    Assignments:

    NOTEBOOK CHECK 2 will be completed this week. See notebook items icon. 

    Air mass Homework due Friday 10/12/18. (Answer questions, define air masses, label and describe the four different types of air masses.) 

     

     

    Lesson Plans Week of 10/28/19
    7th grade:
    LT: I can explain the process of diffusion.
    I can demonstrate osmosis.
    I can explain different types of transport across a semipermeable membrane.
    I can explain the functions of different cell organelles. 
    I can define photosynthesis.
    This week we will wrap up lesson 3 items. This will include activities and labs related to diffusion and osmosis. On 10/31 students will bring in their model cell projects. Edible projects will be shared in class on 10/31. If completing an edible project students should bring their project to 118 during homeroom. Students bringing an edible project should provide information about ingredients used because of allergy concern. Please avoid nut products. If time allows we will begin lesson 4 activities which will examine photosynthesis and energy flow through ecosystems.
    ***Celebration of learning lesson 3 (quiz) Monday 11/4/19
    ***Model Cell Project due Thursday 10/31/19
    ***Study Island Experimental Design should be complete by start of the day 10/31 for periods 2,3 and 6 (not period 4 as we did not do this in class)
    ***All late work due for marking period 1 due by 10/31. No additional weekly homework assignment for this week.
     
    8th grade:
    LT: I can explain the layout of the periodic table.
    I can draw conclusions about different elements based on their placement in the periodic table. 
    I can identify various elements found int he periodic table.
    I can explain the difference between a compound and an element.
    I can explain the difference between a pure substance and a mixture. 
    This week we will finish lesson 5 labs, activities and readings. Lesson 5 examines the periodic table, the structure of the periodic table and properties of different elements. Lesson 5 also examines the structure of molecules. If time allows we will begin lesson 6, which will examine the difference between pure substances and mixtures. 
    ***Celebration of learning lessons 4 and 5 (quiz) Monday 11/4/19
    ***Element Project will be assigned 10/30 due Friday 11/8/19
    ***Study Island Experimental Design should be complete by start of the day 10/31
    ***All late work due for marking period 1 due by 10/31. No additional weekly homework assignment for this week.
     
     

    Week of 11/4/19

    7th grade:
    Learning Targets: I can define photosynthesis
    I can explain the photosynthesis equation.
    I can identity he role sunlight plays in photosynthesis. 
    I can explain the transfer of energy throughout a food web. 
    I can define producers and consumers. 
     
    Lesson Plans: 
    We will dive into lesson 4 in the Structure and Function  text Lesson 4 will focus on labs and articles related photosynthesis and the transfer of energy throughout a food web. 
    Homework: Read "Autumn Splendor" Answer the question in a paragraph at least 5 sentences, copy of articles available in class. Due Friday11/8/19
    ***Celebration of Learning (QUIZ) Monday 11/4/19 lesson 3: parts of the cell, functions of organelles, diffusion, osmosis and key terms lesson 4
    ***Notebook Check 3 will occur week of 11/11/19
     
    8th grade:
    Learning Targets:
    I can demonstrate placement of electrons on valance rings.
    I can demonstrate atomic structure.
    I can identify he different between a mixture and pure substance. 
    I can define chromatography.
    I can practice separating mixtures through distillation. 
     
    Lesson Plans:
    This week we will focus on labs, articles and activities related to lesson 6 which will focus on substances vs. mixtures. We will continue examining elements and atomic structure.
    Homework: No new assignment, however Elements Project is Due Friday 11/8/19. Directions attached to this email. 
    ***Celebration of Learning (Quiz) Lessons 4 and 5 Monday 11/4/19. This will focus on key terms, elements vs compounds, atomic structure, periodic table. 
    ***Notebook check 3 will occur week of 11/11
     

     

    Week of 11/11/19

    7th grade:
    Learning Targets: I can define photosynthesis
    I can define respiration.
    I can explain the photosynthesis equation.
    I can explain how energy travels through and ecosystem.
    I can identify organisms that are producers and consumers. 
     
    Lesson Plans:
    This week we will continue our work in lesson 4. Students will be able to identify raw materials needed for photosynthesis and products created. We will continue to examine how energy flows through an ecosystem. Students will examine the effects different lighting van have on plant growth. If time permits we will begin lesson 5 which will examine respiration. 
    Notebook Check 3 will occur this week. Please refer to my teacher page under notebook items for information about notebook check 3.
     
    Homework: "Photosynthetic animals: You are what you eat" Read article and answer questions due Friday 11/15/19
    If not completed on 11/8 make sure Study Island Organism Classification Lesson is done by 11/15/19.
    ***Model cell projects are still be accepted for credit. If you have not turned in your project or are missing pieces please bring those in ASAP.
     
    8th grade:
    Learning Targets: I can identify different compounds.
    I can explain the importance of chromatography.
    I can examine different salt and sugar mixtures.
    I can observe molecular structure of sugar and salt molecules.
    I can examine properties of different substances.
    I can define distillation. 
     
    Lesson Plans:
    This week we will continue labs and readings related to lesson 6. Lesson 6 examines elements, compounds and mixtures. If time allows we will begin key terms for lesson 7 "Reacting Chemically." 
     
    Notebook Check 3 will occur this week. Please refer to my teacher page under notebook items for information about notebook check 3.
    Homework: "Making Metals by Mistake" read and answer questions due Friday 11/15/19
    If not completed on 11/8 make sure Study Island Elements, Compounds and Mixtures lesson is completed by 11/15/19
    ***Elements Projects are still being accepted for credit
     
     
     
    Week of 11/18/19
    7th grade:
    Learning Targets: 
    I can identify different parts of the leaf and the function of each part.
    I can identify materials needed for respiration. 
    I can identify products needed for respiration.
    I can compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. 
     
    Lesson Plans:
    Today students did work relating to the parts of the leaf. As the week progresses we will finish that work and wrap up with photosynthesis and begin labs and activities for respiration. 
     
    Homework: Cloze Reading about Photosynthesis due Friday 11/22 copies were distributed today
     
    8th grade: 
    I can explain the difference between distillation and filtration. 
    I can define chemical reaction.
    I can define chemical change.
    I can describe different types of chemical bonds. 
     
    Lesson Plans:
    Today we wrapped up some work with lesson 6 examining distillation vs. filtration vs boiling. Tomorrow we will begin lesson 7 which will focus on chemical changes.
     
    Homework: 
    -Go on youtube watch a video about chemical bonds. Write 5 facts and video title. Due Friday 11/22/19
    -Study Island Lesson Cells (should have been a review from last year) due by start of day 11/22 if not completed in class on 11/15. 
     
    Late work:
    I encourage parents and students please check grades on eschool. If you/ your student are missing items its not too late. I am still accepting several late items include Model Cell Project(7th grade) and Elements Project (8th grade.)
     
     
     
     
    Week of 11/25/19
    7th grade:
    I can describe photosynthesis and respiration
    I can identify products of photosynthesis and respiration.
    I can idenitfy at least one producer, consumer, predator and prey while watching Planet Earth.
     
    Wrap up lessons 4 and 5 photosynthesis/respiration. 
    If Study Island Cells was not completed Friday that must be complete by the start of the day Friday 11/29. If you were absent please make sure its completed at home. 
    No weekly homework to be assigned this week.
    Notebook check 4 will begin the week of 12/2/19
    Quiz Tuesday 12/3/19 Lessons 4 and 5(may push bak date a day or two)
     
    8th grade:
    I can anaylze a chemical reaction.
    I can idenitfy reactants and products ina  chemical reaction. 
    I can idenitfy at least one producer, consumer, predator and prey while watching Planet Earth.
     
    Wrap up lesson 7 and information about chemical bonds.
    If Study Island Chemical Reactions was not completed Friday that must be complete by the start of the day Friday 11/29. If you were absent please make sure its completed at home. 
    No weekly homework to be assigned this week.
    Notebook check 4 will begin the week of 12/2/19
    Quiz Tuesday 12/3/19 Lessons 6 and 7 and some review of all chemistry lessons. Study key terms. After this we will move onto space. 
    (May push quiz date back slightly, more info to follow in next email) 
     
     
    Week of 12/2/19
    7th grade:
    Learning Targets:
    I can define respiration.
    I can identify products of respiration.
    I can describe two different types of fermentation.
    I can compare and contrast photosynthesis and respiration. 
    I can use Study Island to review various scientific concepts. 
     
    Lesson Plans:
    This week we will wrap up lesson 5 topics which focuses on cellular respiration and fermentation.  We will take a quiz on Thursday and then work on Study Island on Thursday
     
    Homework: "Exercising to Extremes" Due Friday 12/6/19 (copies in class)
    Celebration of Learning (quiz) Thursday 12/5/19 on lesson 4/5 (photosynthesis, energy transfer, food webs, cellular respiration and fermentation.) I was overly optimistic about how much we would cover during conferences which is why I pushed the quiz back from Tuesday 12/3 to Thursday 12/5.
     
    Notebook check 4 will begin at the end of this week. Please check website for details.
     
    Frog dissection is coming update; date to still be determined. 
    Possible dates: 12/13 or one day the week of 12/16. Stay posted for more details. A form will be sent out later on that is an excusal form; you would only complete this form if you absolutely do not want your student participating in the dissection. 
     
    8th grade:
    Learning Targets: 
    I can identify reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
    I can explain different types of chemical bonds.
    I can explain what occurs to matter during chemical reactions.
    I can describe how to make penicillin. 
    I can use Study Island to review various scientific concepts. 
     
    Lesson Plans:
    Wrap up Matter text. This will involve jumping around through lessons 8, 9 and 10. These lessons will focus on chemical reactions, matter transfer during chemical reactions, and how to make penicillin. Quiz on Thursday and Study island on Friday. 
     
    Celebration of Learning (quiz) Thursday 12/5/19. This was pushed back from 12/3. This quiz will mostly focus on lessons 6, 7, 8/9 chemical bonds and a review of previously learned material for matter unit. Since this will cover lots of different topics students may use their notebooks for the duration of the quiz. The notebook can serve as the study guide, if a student has lost their notebook they should go on my website and focus on getting the different key term information. 
     
    Notebook Check 4 will begin at the end of this week; please refer to my website for a list of items needed.
     
    Homework: "Cold Weather Chemistry" due Friday 12/6/19 (copies in class)
     
    Week of 12/9/19
    7th grade:
    LT: I can define organ systems.
    I can examine the structure of different organ systems. 
    I can observe different types of tissues in plants and animals. 
    I can explain how organisms obtain energy.
    I can analyze levels of organization in animals and plants.
     
    We will begin lesson 6: Levels of Organization.  This week we will work on key terms, activities and reading about the structural organization of plants and animals. 
    Homework: Study Island:Living Systems Due 12/13/19
    Extra Credit: Watch a youtube video about the nervous system. Write 5 facts and the video title due 12/13/19.
     
    Frog Dissection: There may be a delay in dissection, may occur after break. We are currently working on obtaining more frogs for dissection, more information will follow once I can provide a more specific date.
     
    8th grade:
    LT: I can define galaxy.
    I can discuss prior knowledge about space. 
    I can examine the phases of the moon.
    I can define electromagnetic spectrum.
     
    This week 8th grade is beginning our space unit. This week will enough lessons, activities and readings that relate to accessing prior knowledge about space. 
     
    Homework: Study Island: Universe Due 12/13/19
    Extra Credit: Watch a youtube video about the discovery of antibiotics. Write 5 facts and the video title due 12/13/19.
     
    Week of 12/16/19

    7th grade: 

    I can research different organ systems found within the human body.

    I can define evolution.

    I can explain how organisms may be affected by a common ancestor. 

    I can analyze the role of organs and organ systems in both plant and animals. 

     

    This week we will finish lesson 6 and the Structure and Function text. Students are working on a research project in which they are researching an organ system in the human body. They began research today in class and will finish tomorrow, on Wednesday they will be sharing their findings with their classmates. 

    Frogs: More frogs have been ordered! Unfortunately, there were not enough for all four 7th grade science teachers to do the dissection before break so I agreed to wait until the new order of frogs arrive which will be sometime after break. So we will continue to move on to the next text. When the frogs arrive I will send out information about the date for dissection and we will go back and do the dissection.  There will be no summative assessment for the Structure and Function unit since students have taken many exams throughout the unit. 

     

    Homework: No new assignment this week. Please check home access center and get missed work turned in.

    Extra Credit: Watch a video about the nervous system write 5 facts an the video title due by 12/20. This is the same extra credit from last week. Students, if you need some extra extra credit please see me I would gladly provide an additional assignments. 

     

    8th grade:

    I can compare and contrast the size and distance of other planets with the size and distance of Earth.

    I can examine the positions of the Earth, moon and Sun. 

    I can define Gregorian Calendar.

    I can model the sun/Earth/moon system. 

    We will really dive into space this week.We will focus on lesson 1 activities and readings which will focus on the Sun/Earth/Moon System.

    Homework: No new assignment this week. Please check home access center and get missed work turned in.

    Extra Credit: Watch a video about the discovery of antibiotics write 5 facts an the video title due by 12/20. This is the same extra credit from last week. Students, if you need some extra extra credit please see me I would gladly provide an additional assignments. 

     

     
    Week of 1/2/20
     
    7th grade:
    I can review classroom expectations.
    I can review concepts related to a common ancestor and evolution. 
    I can use study island to review concepts from 6th grade. 
    Complete Cloze reading evolution sheet and any related activites/readings., reveiw classroom expectations for the new year.
    Homework: Study Island Force and Motion will be completed in class on 1/3. If not finished in class students have until 1/10 to complete for credit. 
     
    8th grade: 
    I can review classroom expectations.
    I can review concepts related tothe sun/Earth/moon system. 
    I can use study island to review concepts from 6th grade. 
    Complete Cloze reading evolution sheet and any related activites/readings., reveiw classroom expectations for the new year.
    Homework: Study Island Force and Motion will be completed in class on 1/3. If not finished in class students have until 1/10 to complete for credit. 
     
     
    Week of 1/6/20
    7th grade:
    I can examine bone structure of differnet organisms. 
    I can identify what I already know about heredity. 
    I can plant wiconsin fast plants for later examination. 
    I can examine the size and shape of different cells.
    I can analyze similarities among parents and offspring.
    We will finish 6.5 from structure and function text and move onto the Heredity and Molecular Machines text. We will begin lessons, labs and readings related to lesson 1 which will be an introduction to heredity. 
    Homework:Study Island Force and Motion will be completed in class on 1/3. If not finished in class students have until 1/10 to complete for credit. 
    Read article "The adolecent brain" and answer related questions. Due Friday 1/10/20 (Copies of article will be distributed in class on Monday 1/6)
     
     
    8th grade:
    I can identify patterns in the lunar cycle. 
    I can define lunar phases.
    I can examine the different phases of the moon.
    I can discuss the positions of the Earth/Moon and sun during different lunar phases.
    Complete activities, labs lessons and readings related to lesson 2 "Lunar Phases." 
    Homework: Study Island Force and Motion will be completed in class on 1/3. If not finished in class students have until 1/10 to complete for credit. 
    Read "How to view the sun safely" answer questions due Friday 1/10/20 (Copies of article will be distributed in class on Monday 1/6)
     
    Week of 1/13/20
     
    Both grades:
    -All late work and extra credit for marking period 2 is due Wednesday 1/15/20 no late work/extra credit will be accepted after 1/15/20. If you are absent on 1/15/20 you must email me pictures of late work/extra credit by the end of the day 1/15/20 in order to have the work accepted. 
    -Notebook check 5 will be completed this week and will go on marking period 2. Info for Notebook Check 5 on teacher webpage. 
     
    7th grade:
    Learning Targets:
    I can examine the value of model organisms in the classroom. 
    I can analyze similarities among parents and offspring. 
    I can define asexual reproduction.
    I can identify two different types of asexual reproduction. 
    I can compare and contrast asexual and sexual reproduction. 
     
    Lesson plans:
    We will complete investigation 1.6 in which students will analyze similarities among parents and offspring by looking at different card sets of various organisms. Students will read an article about model organisms and will discuss model organisms within our classroom. We will then begin lesson 3. Lesson 3 will examine asexual vs. sexual reproduction.
    *Frogs have not yet arrived once I know more information I will email about a date for frog dissection
    *No additional homework assignment this week.
    *Periods 2,3 and 4 I will not be in the classroom and will be at the BHMS library  Thursday for Learning Target Training. There will be an assignment that will be collected at the end of class. This will be an assignment students should be able to easily complete on their own. It will go on the 2nd marking period and will not be accepted after class on Thursday. So please ensure you use your class time wisely. Absent students will be excused so the absent does not count for or against them. 
     
    8th grade:
    Learning Targets: 
    I can examine Earth/moon and sun positions during different lunar phases. 
    I can explore the moons influence on the tides.
    I can examine tidal data. 
    I can analyze tidal data.
    I can define neap tides.
     
    Lesson Plans: Wrap up activities related to lesson 2 which focus on the lunar phases. Move onto lesson 3 which consists of labs that examine the influence the moon has on the tides. 
    Homework: Make sure Study Island "Organisms Interactions/Adaptations and Biodiversity" is complete by this Friday 1/17/20. 
    No additional homework this week.
    *Celebration of Learning Wednesday 1/22/20 on Lessons 1, 2 and 3 (Earth/Moon/Sun System, lunar phases, tidal data)

     

     

     
     
     
    Week of 1/21/20
    7th grade:
    I can examine similarities among parent and offspring.
    I can discuss zebrafish reproduction.
    I can examine cellular reproduction.
     
    Lesson Plans:
    Finish lesson 3 that discusses different methods of reproduction. Finish investigation 1.6. Begin lesson 4 which examines cellular division and the various steps of the cell cycle. 
     
    Homework: Dolly the sheep article read and answer questions. This will be distributed tomorrow and due Monday 1/27/20, however a few bonus points will be provided if turned in by Friday 1/24/20
     
    Frogs are on their way! Frog Dissection will occur on Wednesday 2/5/20.If this is a conflict with an already scheduled BHMS event please let me know. 
     
    8th grade: 
    I can examine lunar influence on the tide. 
    I can discuss information about Jupiter's moon. 
    I can review topics related to the Earth/Moon and sun system and the lunar phases.
     
    Lesson Plans: Complete lesson 3 which discusses the moon's influence on the tides. 
    Homework: Complete "Marching to the beat of the tides" HW this will be tomorrow and due Monday 1/27/20, however a few bonus points will be provided if turned in by Friday 1/24/20.
    ***Celebration of learning pushed back one day to Thursday 1/23/20
     
     
    Week of 1/28/19
    7th grade:
    Learning Targets: I can examine the different phases of the cell cycle.
    I can explain what occurs during different phases of the cell cycle.
    I can draw a diagram of the cell cycle. 
    I can examine cell cycle in progress by observing onion bulbs and/or looking at online materials. 
    I can use study island to review previously learned concepts.
     
    Plans: This week we will continue our work on lesson 4 which deals with activities, readings and labs related to the the cell cycle. On Friday we will complete a study island lesson in class. Remember if not completed in class students' are given a week to complete the assignment on their own. 
    Homework: go on youtube type in Gregor Mendel, write 5 facts and the video title Due Friday 1/31/20
     
    Quiz: Monday 2/3/20 on asexual and sexual reproduction, cell cycle, key terms lesson 1,3 and 4 from genes text
     
    Frogs: Frog dissection will occur on Wednesday 2/5/20. Tuesday 2/4/20 will be review of expectations and dissection prep. Period 4 is still working on earning the privilege to dissect, if they do not a separate email will be sent for those students and it will be offered as an after school activity for that class.  
    If you want to opt your student out of frog dissection an opt out letter is attached to this email. Copies are also available in class upon request. Please note if you provide this signed form I CANNOT allow your student to participate and they will be provided an alternative assignment and sent to another class that day. Exemption forms can be handed to me directly or sent as a screenshot via email. Please note if at any time a student wants to leave the room due to the dissection they will be allowed to either take a break in the hall or go to another classroom. I never force students to stay in the room during dissection if they are uncomfortable. 
     
    8th grade:
    Learning Targets: I can define solar eclipse.
    I can define lunar eclipse.
    I can examine positions of Earth/Moon and sun during different eclipses.
    I can explain the difference between a total and partial eclipse. 
    I can analyze my prior experience with eclipses.
    I can use study island to review previously learned concepts. 
     
    Plans:Complete labs, readings and activities related to lesson 4 which is all about eclipses. On Friday we will complete a study island lesson. Please remember this is review to help with the 8th grade science PSSA's. 
     
    Homework: Study Island Science and Society lesson due Friday 1/31/20
    Eclipse article and questions due Friday 1/31/20 (copies will be provided in class tomorrow) 
     
     
     
     
    Week of 2/3/20
    7th grade:
    Learning Targets: 
    I can review topics about asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction and the cell cycle. 
    I can review expectations for frog dissection.
    I can dissect a frog in order to study the organs. 
    I can define meiosis.
    I can examine the different phases of meiosis. 
    I can explain cancer formation in cells. 
     
    Lesson Plans: Students will start the week with a quiz and then Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on frog dissection. Tuesday will be a discussion of expectations for dissection and we will watch a video demonstrating dissection. On Wednesday we will complete frog dissection. We will finish the week by working on meiosis and talking about out cancer cells forms. 
    Notebook Check 6 this week, please check teacher page for needed items. 
     
    Homework: Study Island Genetics and Heredity Lesson must be done by Friday 2/7/20 if not completed in class on Friday 1/31. 
    No additional homework assignment for this week. 
    Quiz: Monday 2/3/20 on lessons 1,3, 4. Be familiar with key terms, asexual vs. sexual reproduction, binary fission and budding and the cell cycle. 
     
    8th grade:
    Learning Targets: 
    I can discuss the history of solar eclipses throughout the decades. 
    I can use eclipses to study solar winds. 
    I can define solar radiation.
    I can explain the reasons for the seasons.
     
    Lesson Plans: Complete lesson 4 discussing solar and lunar eclipses. Work on lesson 5 which will discuss the importance of Earth's tilt and the reason for the seasons. 
    Notebook Check 6 this week, please check teacher page for needed items. 
     
    Homework: 
    Study Island Genetics and Heredity Lesson must be done by Friday 2/7/20 if not completed in class on Friday 1/31. 
    Choose either a lunar or solar eclipse that has occurred within the last 20 years. Discuss where the total eclipse was viewable on Earth and where the partial eclipse was viewable on Earth. Be sure to include the date, phase of the moon, length of totality and website used to obtain the information. Due Friday 2/7/20
     
     
     
    Week of 2/10/20 
    7th grade:
    Learning Targets:
    I can define genes.
    I can examine organisms' phenotype.
    I can analyze relationships between genotypes and phenotypes.
    I can discuss the work of Gregor Mendel.
    I can begin punnett square practice.
     
    Plans: This week we will dive into lesson 5 which focuses on genetics and the work of Gregor Mendel. In addition to the text book we have some supplemental text material we will also use. We will begin discussing punnett squares and practice using punnett squares. 
     
    Homework: Genetics of Dog Breeding, read the article complete the questions. Due Thursday 2/13/20
    ***Make up frog Dissection: This will be open to students who were absent on the frog dissection day who are interested in doing dissection. This will be held after school date not yet set, will most likely occur in the next few weeks once date is set I will include in email. 
     
    8th grade:
    Learning Targets:
    I can explain the reason for the seasons. 
    I can examine sun and earth positions during different seasons.
    I can discuss how to make a scale model of the solar system. 
    I can practice how to make a hand drawn scale model of the solar system 
     
    Lesson Plans: This week we will continue our work examining earth's tilt and the seasons. We will then get into lesson 6 which will begin to examine the planets in the solar system in more detail. We will begin to discuss how to make a scale model and will begin to try to demonstrate through a drawing. 
     
    Homework: Make sure Study Island Solar System lesson is complete by Friday 2/14/20
    No additional homework this week. Please make sure Beat to Tides HW, Solar Eclipse HW and Solar/Lunar Eclipse Research HW are turned in. For copies/info on the homework please go on my teacher page look under homework tab then there will be a spot for marking period 3 homeworks. 
     
     *******************************************Below are plans from last year********************************
     
     Week of 2/18/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT define cell cycle.
    SWBAT idenitfy different stages of the cell cycle.
    SWBAT analyze different stages of the cell cycle. 
    This week students will begin lesosn 4 and complete labs and articles related to the cell cycle and mitosis. Some informatin from another text wll also be used to help increase information provided about the cell cycle. 
    Homework: Youtube a video on Charles Darwin. Write 5 facts and video title.
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT indentify the impact of the moon on the tides. 
    SWBAT idenitify relationship of gravity between moon and Earth.
    SWBAT discuss impact of moon and tides on animal behavior. 
    SWBAT review lessons 1, 2 and 3.
     This week we will wrap up articles and activites related to lesson 3 examining the impact of moon, gravity and tides.
    ***Celebration of Learning on lessons 1, 2 and 3 space will be Friday 2/22/19. 
    Homework: Moon mini project Due Tuesday 2/26/19. 
    Choose a moon of a different planet in the Milky Way. For example Mars, Jupiter, Saturn etc. 
    Include title of moon, 5 facts about the moon, the planet the moon orbits and how it may affect the planet it orbits. 
    Include at least one website used. 
     
    Week of 2/25/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT analyze stages of the cell cycle.
    SWBAT relate mitosis and meiosis.
    SWBAT identify the outcome of meiosis. 
    This week students will complete lesson 4 and begin labs and articles related to lesson 5. To start off lesson 5 we will begin discussing Gregor Mendel and using a few sections from another textbook to help provide extra support. 
    Homwork: you tube a video on mitosis. Write 5 facts and video title. Due Friday 3/1/19. 
    ***Project assigned this week Due Wednesday 3/13/19.
    Cancer research project.
    Choose 3 different types of cancer. 
    Include at least 5 symptoms for each cancer, at least one type of treatment for each cancer, and description of each cancer. Use at least 3 different sources. 
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT define lunar eclipse.
    SWBAT define solar eclipse. 
    SWBAT idnitfy difference between total and partial lunar eclipse. 
    SWBAT idnitfy difference between total and partial solar eclipse. 
    This week we will work on Lesson 4 "Lunar and Solar Eclipses." We will complete labs and readings about lunar and solar eclipses.
    Homework: Read" Using Eclipses to Study Solar Wind." Answer discussion questions due Friday 3/1/19. 
     
     
    Week of 3/4/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT idenitfy the contributions of Gregor Mendel.
    SWBAT practice using punnett squares. 
    SWBAT define heterozygous and homozygous. 
    This week we will continue labs and readings related to Gregor Mendel and the probability in genetics and the use of punnett squares. 
    Homework: Read "Heredity Passing it On" and answer corresponding questions. Due Friday 3/8/19. 
    Cancer research project due 3/13/19.
    Choose 3 different types of cancer. 
    Include at least 5 symptoms for each cancer, at least one type of treatment for each cancer, and description of each cancer. Use at least 3 different sources. 
     
    8th grade
    SWBAT finish discussions related to eclipses.
    SWBAT idenitfy the cause of Earth's seasons.
    SWBAT explain the importance of Earth's tilt.
    SWBAT explain how different areas are affected by Earth's Seasons.
    Finish lesson 4 labs and articles and jump into lesson 5's discussion and activites about Earth's tilt and seasons. 
    Homework: 
    No homework. Extra Credit Choose one of Earth's four seasons. Conduct research on the season and write 7 facts about the season. Be sure to include whent he season is present in the northern hemisphere vs. southern hemisphere. Include website used. Due Friday 3/8/19
     
     
     
    Week of 3/11/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT pracice using punnett squares.
    SWBAT use punnett squares to predict offspring outcome. 
    This week we will wrap up the discussion of probability and heredity. We will finish practice using punnett squares.
     
     
    Cancer research project due 3/13/19.
    Choose 3 different types of cancer. 
    Include at least 5 symptoms for each cancer, at least one type of treatment for each cancer, and description of each cancer. Use at least 3 different sources.
    Extra credit: 
    Watch a youtube video about Gregor Mendel and his experiments with pea plants. Write 5 facts and the video title. 
    8th grade:
    SWBAT discuss steller proportions.
    SWBAT identify the number of moons that Jupiter has.
    SWBAT identify different characteristics of Jupiter's moons.
     
    Complete labs and articles related to lesson 5 reason for the seasons and begin lesson 6 "Stellar Proportions" and complete mini lesson about Jupiter's moon.
    ***Celebrations of Learning phases of the moon, tides, and eclipses Wednesday 3/13/19
    Homework: Read "Gallileo's Discoveries" and answer discussion questions. Due Friday 3/15/19.  
     
    Week of 3/18/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT identify importance of DNA.
    SWBAT identify patterns in DNA nucleic bases. 
    SWBAT create model of DNA molecule. 
    This week we will finish work with punnett squares, discuss meiosis and begin DNA discussions. 
    ***Celebration of Learning: Punnett Square quiz Friday 3/22/19
     
    Homework: Punnett square practice Due Friday 3/22/19
     
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT idenitfy gravity impact on different solar bodies within the universe. 
    SWBAT define gravitational instability.
    SWBAT idenitify importance of time-space continuum.
    This week we will work on labs and readings related to lessons 6 and 7  stellar properties and grativational influence. 
    Homework: Read "Mission Saturn" answer discussion questions Due Friday 3/22/19. 
     
    Week of 3/25/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT discuss the process of meiosis. 
    SWBAT will be able to use knowledge of punnett square to design a dragon family.
    SWBAT begin work with DNA.
    Students will complete a sketch of the phases of meiosis. They will examine phase of meiosis under the microscope. They will also use knowledge of dominant and recessive traits and punnett squares to design a dragon family. If time permits we will begin lesson 6 DNA. 
     
    Homework:
    Go on youtube type in "What is DNA" write 5 facts and the video title. 
     
    8th grade: 
    SWBAT define space-time continuum. 
    SWBAT discuss how gravity affects planatary orbit. 
    SWBAT discuss different exoplanets. 
    This week we will work on lessons 7 and 8 talking about the space-time continuum and talk about how gravity can affect planetary orbit. 
    Homework:
    Exoplanet research sheet due Monday 4/1/19
     
     
     
    Week of 4/1/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT discuss how genetic mutations occur.
    SWBAT idenitfy different types and causes for genetic mutations.
    SWBAT discuss role and impact of human manipulation on traits.
    SWBAT discuss how traits are  controlled by DNA.
    SWBAT define Human Genome Project. 
    This week we will finish lessons related to lesson 6 and will begin lesson 10, "Human Manipulation." We will also discuss a lettle bit about genetic disorders. 
     
    Homework:
    Choose a genetic disorder and conduct research.Write a short paper (2 paragraphs) about the disorder you chose. Be sure to include how its caused, symptoms, and treatment. Include any websites used. This will be a homework grade.
    ***Celebration of Learning: DNA, human manipulation, and meiosis  4/5/19
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT discuss information related to water on Mars.
    SWBAT discuss difficuties related to space travel.
    This week we will complete activities, labs and articles realted to lessons 9 and 10 and wrap up the space unit. 
    Homework:
    Exoplanet worksheet assigned last week Due 4/1/19 
    Article "Looking at Mars and Earth" and related questions will be assigned 4/1/19 and due 4/5/19. 
    ***Celebration of learning on lessons 5 to 10 on Friday 4/5/19. 
     
    Week of 4/8/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT discuss prior knoweldge related to ecosystems. 
    SWBAT define habitats.
    SWBAT discuss how different organisms have different habitats.
    Begin lesson 1; pond creation will wait until after sping break.
    Also begin lesson 2 with discussion and examination on animal habitats. 
    Homework:
    Read "For  the Benefits of Both"  define key term: ecological engineering and answer discussion questions. Due Friday 4/12/19. 
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT review science concepts via use of a PSSA review packet. 
    Students will work on PSSA review packets. We will discuss answers as a class and answer questions students may have about the material.
    Homework: No homework this week. Extra Credit: youtube a video about exoplanets surrounding Trappist 1. Write 5 facts and video title.
     
    Week of 4/15/19
    Spring Break! Do something nice for someone! 
     
     
     
     Week of 4/22/19
     
    7th grade:
    SWBAT define habitats.
    SWBAT discuss different types of habitats.
    SWBAT begin observations on classroom ecosystem (constructed pond.)
    SWBAT participate in Earth Day Activites. 
    Earth Day activites on Monday and then continue lessons, activites and readings related to lesson 2. Look at lesson 1 and examine and observe the organisms in the classroom pond. 
     
    Homework:
    If not finished in class complete Earth Day Flyer.  
     
     8th grade:
    SWBAT review for science PSSA. 
    PSSA prep packet. 
    No homework
     Week of 4/29/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT contniue work with ponds and making observations.
    SWBAT will be able to discuss the importance of resources.
    SWBAT discuss how many organisms an ecossytem can support.
    SWBAT contniue discussing different types of ecosystems. 
    Wrap up lesson 1 activites. Beign lesson 3 labs, readings and activites. 
    Homework: Read "African Watering Holes" and answer questions. 
     
    8th grade
    SWBAT begin discussing prior knoweldge related to matter unit. 
    SWBAT begin labs related to the matter unit.
    SWBAT idenitfy differences between solids, liquids and gases. 
    This week we will begin using the text "Matter and its Interactions." Students will complete introductory labs and readings. 
    Homework:
    Read "Where did Matter Come From" and answer questions. 
     
    Week of 5/6/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT discuss rain forest ecosystems. 
    SWBAT idenitfy the outcomes of the water cycle, nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle. 
    SWBAT contniue pond observations.
    Continue lesson 3 activities. Begin lesson 4 discussions about cycles in the ecosystem. 
     
    Homework: 
    Read Fertilizer Dilemma and answer questions. 
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT idenitfy differences between solids, liquids and gases. 
    SWBAT idenitfy chemical and physical properties of matter. 
    SWBAT define atoms. 
    Start lesson 1 labs and activites. Being lesson 2. In lesson 2 we will discuss atoms and molecules and properties of matter. 
    Homework: Read "Alchemy Into Chemistry" and answer questions.
     
    Week of 5/13/19
     
    7th grade:
    SWBAT idenitfy the outcomes of the water cycle, nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle. 
    SWBAT contniue pond observations.
    Finish with lab 4 actviites, labs and articles about different cycles withing ecosystems. 
    Homework:
    Ecosystem Research Project
    Choose an ecosystem:
    Examples 
    -Rain Forsest       -Decidious forest
    -Boreal Forest      -Tropical Island
    -Deserts              -Grasslands
    -Great Plains        -Mountain
    -Coral Reef           -Freshwater
    -Salt Water           -Deep Ocean
    Create a post card. This can be done on a sheet of computer paper. One one side Include a picture of what your ecosystem would look like. (This may be drawn or printed; if printed it should be in color. Hand drawn should also be in color.)
    On the other side of the paper write information about your ecosystem. Include animals and plants found there, climate, and different types of relationships among organisms within the ecosystem. Also identify producers, consumers, and decomposers within your ecosystem. 
    There should be at least 10 facts about your ecosystem that includes the above information. 
    Due Thursday 5/23/19
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT discuss the PH scale and acids and bases.
    SWBAT conduct PH testing of various items. 
    SWBAT define density.
    Wrap up lesson 2 activites and labs. Begin lesson 3 labs and activites. 
    Homework:
    Read "Archimede's Crowning Moment" and answer questions. 
     
    Week of 5/20/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT explain how nitrogen flows through an ecosystem.
    SWBAT identify different interactions among living things.
    SWBAT provide examples of different symbiotic relationships.
    We will work on lesson 6 activites and readings and key terms. Lesson 6 will focus on interactions amoung living things.
    We will also contniue examining different ecosystems and we will work on information related to the nitrogen cycle. 
    Ecosystems Project is Due Thursday 5/23/19. Students may due an additional project on a 2nd ecosystem for extra credit also due 5/23. 
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT identify acids ands bases.
    SWBAT discuss what the PH scale measures.
    SWBAt define density. 
    Continue lesson 2 activites and begin lesson 3 activites.
    Celebration of Learning Wednesday 5/29 on lessons 1,2 and 3 from the matter unit. 
    Homework: Chemistry of Chocolate and related questions due Thursday 5/23 
    Extra Credit: Choose any of he 118 elements. Watch a you tube video about the element. Write 5 facts. This is due Thurssday 5/23. 
     
    Week of 5/28/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT close up discussions about ecosystems by discussing different biomes. 
    SWBAT discuss reasons organisms compete. 
    SWBAT discuss different types of competetion. 
    This week we will begin by discussing different biomes and doing readings, activites and key terms related to different biomes. We will then begin readinfs related to the effects of invaseive species. We will also work on discussing competition between species and reasons for competition. 
    Homework:Biomes Homework due Thursday 5/30
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT define density
    SWBAT idenitfy how different objects have different densities.
    SWBAT examine different phases of matter. 
    This week we will work on labs in lessons 3 and 4. Students will have a celebration of learning on lessons 1-4 in the matter section on Monday 6/3/19. 
    Homework: Feeling the heat due Thursday 5/30
     
    Week of 6/3/19
    7th grade
    SWBAT close up discussions about ecosystems by discussing different biomes. 
    SWBAT discuss effects of an invasive species.
    SWBAT discuss primary and secondary succession
    SWBAT discuss human impact on different ecosystems. 
    This week we will wrap up activites and readings related to biomes, invasive species, succession and human impact on different ecosystems. 
    Celebration of Learning this Wed 6/5
    Homework: No homework
     
    8th grade
    SWBAT idenitfy how different substances mover from one state of matter to another
    SWBAT research information about different elements. 
    This week students will have a celebration of learning on Tuesday to cover lessons 1, 2 and 3. On Monday will be a brief review for the quiz. The rest of the week we will do some lab works, readings and a mini project on elements. 
    Homework: No homework
     
    Week of 6/10/19
    7th grade:
    SWBAT discuss human impact on ecossytems.
    SWBAT engage in wrap up activites.
    Finish discussin human impact on ecosystems, wrap up the school year. 
    Homework: None
     
    8th grade:
    SWBAT wrap up chemistry unit.
    SWBAT engage in end of the year wrap up activites. 
    Finish work in Chemistry text, wrap up the school year. 
    Homework: None
     

     

    Weather info

    Obj: SWBAT demonstrate prior knowledge about weather and climate systems. 

    Obj: SWBAT create a weather/climate concept map. 

    Students will be able to compelte a scavenger hunt to help them learn how to navigate the textbook. We Complete getting started page, KWL for weather and weather concept map.

    ***Homework "Views from space" ariticle and discussion questions due 9/14/18. 

     

    weather week 2:

    SWBAT predict which parts of Earth cool and warm at different rates

    SWBAT carrying out investigations comparing warming and cooling rates of soil and water. 

    SWBAT define Radiation, heat, conduction, convection, kinetic energy, heat and water vapor. 

    Students will conduct investigation to help examine the difference in heating and cooling rates in water vs. soil. Students will read several articles about Earth's heat and with define several key terms include but not limted to water vapor, atmosphere, greenhouse gasses and conduction.

    ***Homework: There were two major weather events recently. Please choose either Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut. Research where and when these events occurs, research wind speeds and aftermath. Write at least one paragraph (at least 5 sentences) about the event. Be sure to include the website used for research; do not use wikepedia as your source. 

     

     

    Weather week 3

    SWBAT demonstrate knowledge about Earth's different spheres.

    SWBAT investigate the water cycle.

    SWBAT compare land and water tempertaures over a 24 hour period.

    SWBAT determine the basic conditions under which water moves through the air.

    During this week we will loo at the weather predictions for last week and finish discussions about Earth's different spheres and conduction and convection.Students will also define Atmosphere, Biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, meteorologists, climatologist, oceangraphers. 

    ***Homework: Read" How scientists study the Earth" Answer discussion questions from page 23. Due Friday 9/28/18

     

    Weather week 4

    SWBAT describe the water cycle.

    SWBAT define condensation and evaporation. 

    At the start of the week students will wrap up key terms and reflection page from lesson 2. We will also read an article about the Earth's Heat. Following that we will start our discussion and labs related to the water cycle.

    There will be a quiz Friday 10/5/18 about lessons 1 and 3. 

    ***Homework: "The Water Cycle: From the Sky to the Land and Back Again." Read the article: edfine clouds and transpiration and complete the exit slip question. Due Friday 10/5/18

    ***Quiz Friday on lessons 1 and 2 

     

    weather week 6

    8th grade lesson plans: 

    SWBAT define air pressure.

    SWBAT continue weather forecasting contest. 

    SWBAT review clouds and air masses.

    SWBAT define the function of a barometer. 

    This week we will finish discussing the water cycle and move onto lesson 4: winds and air pressure. Students will begin working on activites that examine colliding air masses and will read articles discuss why the wind blows and how the wind blowing can affect different regions. 

    weather week 7

    8th grade:

    SWBAT define barometer.

    SWBAT createa barometer.

    SWBAT investigate air pressure and the affects of air pressure on weather.

    The week we will talk more about different types of wind and the affect of the wind. We will talk about rade winds, easterlies and westerlies. We will then go on to explore air pressure and conduct investigations and read aritcles related to air pressure and cloud formation. 

    Homework: Read "The Atmosphere: A multilayered blanket of air." Answer the discussion questions and write the 5 different layers of the atmosphere in order and include a one sentence description about each layer. Due Friday 10/25/18