8-12-19

Students received a video permission slip and lab safety contract to be signed and returned by Friday Aug 16th. Students also received information about my Remind app, my website and a lab donation letter. Students also received a supply and wish list for the classroom. Students introduced themselves and mentioned one hobby they like to do outside of school. Students received their textbooks which are to stay in the classroom.

8-13-19

The teacher introduced a Rules and Procedures PowerPoint for the class. Students then trained to use the TI inspires which will be utilized throughout the year for learning and assessments.

8-14-19

Teacher took any signed forms and lab donation money. Students and teacher went over a PowerPoint covering the difference between Science and Non-Science. Students wrote the definitions of the two.

8-15-19

Students did a cut and paste activity in their science notebook showing the difference between Science and Non-Science descriptions. Students and teacher then went over the different variables found within a science experiment. Students then did a worksheet identifying the variables based on different scenarios.

8-16-19

Students and teacher went over the variables within an experiment again to refresh. Students then did a rotocopter lab. Students made a rotocopter and timed how long it took to hit the ground. Students then made one change to the rotocopter to try and keep in the air as long as possible.

8-19-19

Students received Vocab #1 (available below). Students did a cut and paste activity in their science notebook involving observations and inferences.

Students received a video permission slip and lab safety contract to be signed and returned by Friday Aug 16th. Students also received information about my Remind app, my website and a lab donation letter. Students also received a supply and wish list for the classroom. Students introduced themselves and mentioned one hobby they like to do outside of school. Students received their textbooks which are to stay in the classroom.

8-13-19

The teacher introduced a Rules and Procedures PowerPoint for the class. Students then trained to use the TI inspires which will be utilized throughout the year for learning and assessments.

8-14-19

Teacher took any signed forms and lab donation money. Students and teacher went over a PowerPoint covering the difference between Science and Non-Science. Students wrote the definitions of the two.

8-15-19

Students did a cut and paste activity in their science notebook showing the difference between Science and Non-Science descriptions. Students and teacher then went over the different variables found within a science experiment. Students then did a worksheet identifying the variables based on different scenarios.

8-16-19

Students and teacher went over the variables within an experiment again to refresh. Students then did a rotocopter lab. Students made a rotocopter and timed how long it took to hit the ground. Students then made one change to the rotocopter to try and keep in the air as long as possible.

8-19-19

Students received Vocab #1 (available below). Students did a cut and paste activity in their science notebook involving observations and inferences.

8-20-19

Students and teacher reviewed the observation/inference activity from yesterday. Students then did a "Come Fly With Me" lab. Students had 3 different types of paper and made paper airplanes all with the same design. Students then went outside and launched their planes and measured the distance traveled.

8-21-19

Students and teacher went over the data from the Come Fly With me lab. Students learned how to find the average of their trials. Advanced students received Science Fair Project Proposal forms. Students also started a variables worksheet. If not done in class, it is to be done at home and turned in tomorrow.

8-22-19

Students did a paper crush lab. Students would first find the surface area of the piece of paper. Students then develop a hypothesis on whether crushing the paper will make the surface area smaller. Students did 5 trials.

8-23-19

Students took their vocab quiz #1. Students then had a 10 question pop quiz on Nature of Science. Students then read pages 18-29 in their textbook on scientific investigation.

8-26-19

Students received Vocab #2 words. (available below). Students continued pages 18-29 and answered all questions. Students then began reading pages 370-379 on Energy.

Students and teacher reviewed the observation/inference activity from yesterday. Students then did a "Come Fly With Me" lab. Students had 3 different types of paper and made paper airplanes all with the same design. Students then went outside and launched their planes and measured the distance traveled.

8-21-19

Students and teacher went over the data from the Come Fly With me lab. Students learned how to find the average of their trials. Advanced students received Science Fair Project Proposal forms. Students also started a variables worksheet. If not done in class, it is to be done at home and turned in tomorrow.

8-22-19

Students did a paper crush lab. Students would first find the surface area of the piece of paper. Students then develop a hypothesis on whether crushing the paper will make the surface area smaller. Students did 5 trials.

8-23-19

Students took their vocab quiz #1. Students then had a 10 question pop quiz on Nature of Science. Students then read pages 18-29 in their textbook on scientific investigation.

8-26-19

Students received Vocab #2 words. (available below). Students continued pages 18-29 and answered all questions. Students then began reading pages 370-379 on Energy.

8-27-19

Students and teacher discussed potential and kinetic energy. Teacher then did a demonstration of potential and kinetic energy with a water bottle and alka-seltzer. Students then watched a video on Liquid Nitrogen Rockets. Students then took notes from a PowerPoint based on different forms of Energy. (available below).

Students and teacher discussed potential and kinetic energy. Teacher then did a demonstration of potential and kinetic energy with a water bottle and alka-seltzer. Students then watched a video on Liquid Nitrogen Rockets. Students then took notes from a PowerPoint based on different forms of Energy. (available below).

8-28-19

Students watched a Bill Nye video on Energy. Students then took a quiz on the T.I handhelds about the video.

8-29-19

Students finished taking notes on Energy transformations. Students then watched a short video clip on examples of energy transformations. Students then did a scavenger hunt around the room trying to identify energy transformations based on individual pictures.

8-30-19

Students took a bell ringer. Students then took their vocab #2 quiz. Students then did a potential/kinetic lab involving measuring the bounce of a tennis ball from different heights.

9-2-19

No School

9-3-19

No School

9-4-19

No School

9-5-19

No school

9-6-19

Students were to read pages 32-60 and answer all questions.

9-9-19

Students received Vocab #3 (available below). Students and teacher then went over the Ball Bounce Lab that was conducted the Friday before Dorian. Students then did a potential/kinetic energy card sort cut and paste in the science notebook. Students also received a review worksheet for the DIA #1 that is this Thursday.

Students watched a Bill Nye video on Energy. Students then took a quiz on the T.I handhelds about the video.

8-29-19

Students finished taking notes on Energy transformations. Students then watched a short video clip on examples of energy transformations. Students then did a scavenger hunt around the room trying to identify energy transformations based on individual pictures.

8-30-19

Students took a bell ringer. Students then took their vocab #2 quiz. Students then did a potential/kinetic lab involving measuring the bounce of a tennis ball from different heights.

9-2-19

No School

9-3-19

No School

9-4-19

No School

9-5-19

No school

9-6-19

Students were to read pages 32-60 and answer all questions.

9-9-19

Students received Vocab #3 (available below). Students and teacher then went over the Ball Bounce Lab that was conducted the Friday before Dorian. Students then did a potential/kinetic energy card sort cut and paste in the science notebook. Students also received a review worksheet for the DIA #1 that is this Thursday.

9-10-19

School closed due to no power.

9-11-19

Students took a bell-ringer on energy. Students then did a few simulations on the TI handhelds to better help them understand the relationship between kinetic and potential energy.

9-12-19

Students and teacher went over the DIA review sheet. Students then played a review game for the DIA.

9-13-19

Students took their DIA on Science Processes and Energy.

9-16-19

No school due to Professional Development day.

9-17-19

Students received new vocab #4 (available below). Students were then trained on Canvas to remediate their DIA scores.

School closed due to no power.

9-11-19

Students took a bell-ringer on energy. Students then did a few simulations on the TI handhelds to better help them understand the relationship between kinetic and potential energy.

9-12-19

Students and teacher went over the DIA review sheet. Students then played a review game for the DIA.

9-13-19

Students took their DIA on Science Processes and Energy.

9-16-19

No school due to Professional Development day.

9-17-19

Students received new vocab #4 (available below). Students were then trained on Canvas to remediate their DIA scores.

(9-18-19

Students watched a Bill Nye video on "Heat". Students then had a quiz on the video afterwards.

9-19-19

Students wrote down guided notes on Temperature and Heat. Students then read pages 390-400 in their textbook answering all questions. Students then had a end of lesson quiz.

9-20-19

Students took their Vocab #4 quiz. Students then continued a Lesson quiz on Thermal Energy and Heat. Students then read pages 380-386 answering all questions and receiving a Temperature, Thermal Energy and Heat worksheet to be done at home over the weekend if not completed in class. (available below)

Students watched a Bill Nye video on "Heat". Students then had a quiz on the video afterwards.

9-19-19

Students wrote down guided notes on Temperature and Heat. Students then read pages 390-400 in their textbook answering all questions. Students then had a end of lesson quiz.

9-20-19

Students took their Vocab #4 quiz. Students then continued a Lesson quiz on Thermal Energy and Heat. Students then read pages 380-386 answering all questions and receiving a Temperature, Thermal Energy and Heat worksheet to be done at home over the weekend if not completed in class. (available below)

9-23-19

Students recieved vocab #5 (available below). Students then conducted a "Shake it up Lab". Students shake a jar with sand in it for different amounts of time and then check the temperature of the sand after each shake. Students recorded the data in a data table and then graphed their results. This lab helped the students to understand the relationship between kinetic energy and heat.

Students recieved vocab #5 (available below). Students then conducted a "Shake it up Lab". Students shake a jar with sand in it for different amounts of time and then check the temperature of the sand after each shake. Students recorded the data in a data table and then graphed their results. This lab helped the students to understand the relationship between kinetic energy and heat.

9-24-19

Students and teacher worked together to graph the results from the "Shake it up" lab. Students then worked on a extra graphing work sheet.

9-25-19

Students worked on a Heat Transfer Crossword Puzzle.

9-26-19

Students took a Temperature open book pop quiz. Students then worked on two heat transfer worksheets. If not done in class it is homework.

9-27-19

Students took their vocab #5 quiz. Students then glued two states of matter sheets in their science notebook and discussed how matter can change when heat is added to it. Students then watched a short clip on specific heat then did a specific heat graphing work sheet.

9-30-19

Students received new vocab words (available below). Students then started on pages 312-330 and answered questions on Waves and Properties of Waves.

Students and teacher worked together to graph the results from the "Shake it up" lab. Students then worked on a extra graphing work sheet.

9-25-19

Students worked on a Heat Transfer Crossword Puzzle.

9-26-19

Students took a Temperature open book pop quiz. Students then worked on two heat transfer worksheets. If not done in class it is homework.

9-27-19

Students took their vocab #5 quiz. Students then glued two states of matter sheets in their science notebook and discussed how matter can change when heat is added to it. Students then watched a short clip on specific heat then did a specific heat graphing work sheet.

9-30-19

Students received new vocab words (available below). Students then started on pages 312-330 and answered questions on Waves and Properties of Waves.

10-1-19

Students took notes on waves (available below). Students then watched a short video on how sound needs matter to travel. Students then experimented with large slinkys to demonstrate the two ways waves can travel. Students then started an Energy crossword puzzle. If not done in class it is homework due tomorrow.

Students took notes on waves (available below). Students then watched a short video on how sound needs matter to travel. Students then experimented with large slinkys to demonstrate the two ways waves can travel. Students then started an Energy crossword puzzle. If not done in class it is homework due tomorrow.

10-2-19

Students and teacher did a quick review of notes from yesterday. Students then watched a Bill Nye video about Waves. Students then took a quiz on the video.

10-3-19

Students continued pages 312-330 answering all questions. Students then began lesson 3 on the electromagnetic spectrum.

10-4-19

Students took their Vocab #6 quiz. Students then took notes on the EM Spectrum. (available below).

Students then drew and labeled their own EM spectrum.

Students and teacher did a quick review of notes from yesterday. Students then watched a Bill Nye video about Waves. Students then took a quiz on the video.

10-3-19

Students continued pages 312-330 answering all questions. Students then began lesson 3 on the electromagnetic spectrum.

10-4-19

Students took their Vocab #6 quiz. Students then took notes on the EM Spectrum. (available below).

Students then drew and labeled their own EM spectrum.

10-7-19

Students received vocab #7 (available below). Students continued their EM spectrum drawing. When finished, students started working on a EM spectrum word search.

Students received vocab #7 (available below). Students continued their EM spectrum drawing. When finished, students started working on a EM spectrum word search.

10-8-19

Students took a pop quiz on waves. They could use their notes if they took any last week. Students then read pages 334-357 and answered all questions.

10-9-19

Students watched a Study Jams video on light. Students then took notes on properties of light (available below). Students then watch a video clip about the darkest material in the world.

Students took a pop quiz on waves. They could use their notes if they took any last week. Students then read pages 334-357 and answered all questions.

10-9-19

Students watched a Study Jams video on light. Students then took notes on properties of light (available below). Students then watch a video clip about the darkest material in the world.

10-10-19

Students did a heat insulation lab. Students tried to determine the best material surrounding a hot water bottle.

10-11-19

Students did unit 6 lessons 3 and 4 in their textbook.

10-15-19

Students took their Vocab #7 quiz and their Lab Summative test for the 9 weeks. Students then did a quick review heat transfer card sort in their textbook.

10-16-19

Students did a Leslie cube lab to determine which color absorbs the most light by measuring the temperature. Students also received a study guide (available below) for their DIA 2 Light and heat to be completed by tomorrow.

Students did a heat insulation lab. Students tried to determine the best material surrounding a hot water bottle.

10-11-19

Students did unit 6 lessons 3 and 4 in their textbook.

10-15-19

Students took their Vocab #7 quiz and their Lab Summative test for the 9 weeks. Students then did a quick review heat transfer card sort in their textbook.

10-16-19

Students did a Leslie cube lab to determine which color absorbs the most light by measuring the temperature. Students also received a study guide (available below) for their DIA 2 Light and heat to be completed by tomorrow.

10-17-19

Students and teacher went over the answers to the DIA 2 review. Students then played Quizlet live and Kahoot review games.

10-18-19

Students took their DIA 2.

10-21-19

Students received vocab #8 (available below). Students then began remediation on any failing standard from DIA 2.

Students and teacher went over the answers to the DIA 2 review. Students then played Quizlet live and Kahoot review games.

10-18-19

Students took their DIA 2.

10-21-19

Students received vocab #8 (available below). Students then began remediation on any failing standard from DIA 2.

10-22-19

Students read pages 122-143 in their textbook and answered all questions. The sections were on the layers of the Earth and Plate tectonics.

Not sure what happened to the last week but it has been deleted somehow.

10-28-19

Students took the vocab #8 quiz because I was out Friday. Students then received Vocab #9 terms (available below). Students then took down Earth Layer notes while filling in the blanks on their sheets.

10-29-19

Students filled in guided notes based on Plate Tectonics. Students then took a Earth Layers and Plate Tectonics Quiz.

10-30-19

Students read pages 130-155 on plate tectonics and Mountain building.

Students read pages 122-143 in their textbook and answered all questions. The sections were on the layers of the Earth and Plate tectonics.

Not sure what happened to the last week but it has been deleted somehow.

10-28-19

Students took the vocab #8 quiz because I was out Friday. Students then received Vocab #9 terms (available below). Students then took down Earth Layer notes while filling in the blanks on their sheets.

10-29-19

Students filled in guided notes based on Plate Tectonics. Students then took a Earth Layers and Plate Tectonics Quiz.

10-30-19

Students read pages 130-155 on plate tectonics and Mountain building.

10-31-19

Regular science classes did a pangaea puzzle. Advanced classes presented their Science Fair Projects.

11-1-19

Advanced classes continued presenting science fair projects. Regular classes did a Plate Tectonic research worksheet.

11-4-19

Students began working on a Dynamic Earth Webquest on the laptops.

11-5-19

Students continued to work on their Dynamic Earth Webquest until finished.

11-6-19

Students who did not finish their webquest continued to work on it. Students who did finish started a Plate tectonics crossword puzzle. Everyone was to get a crossword puzzle for homework.

11-7-19

Students continued to work on their Dynamic Earth webquest if not finished. Students also had time to complete their Plate Tectonic crossword in class as well.

11-8-19

Students took their Vocab #10 quiz. Students then began working on a large plate tectonics diagram.

11-12-19

Students received Vocab #11 (available below). Students then continued to work on their Plate Tectonics Diagram.

Regular science classes did a pangaea puzzle. Advanced classes presented their Science Fair Projects.

11-1-19

Advanced classes continued presenting science fair projects. Regular classes did a Plate Tectonic research worksheet.

11-4-19

Students began working on a Dynamic Earth Webquest on the laptops.

11-5-19

Students continued to work on their Dynamic Earth Webquest until finished.

11-6-19

Students who did not finish their webquest continued to work on it. Students who did finish started a Plate tectonics crossword puzzle. Everyone was to get a crossword puzzle for homework.

11-7-19

Students continued to work on their Dynamic Earth webquest if not finished. Students also had time to complete their Plate Tectonic crossword in class as well.

11-8-19

Students took their Vocab #10 quiz. Students then began working on a large plate tectonics diagram.

11-12-19

Students received Vocab #11 (available below). Students then continued to work on their Plate Tectonics Diagram.

11-13-19

Students watched a Bill Nye video on Earthquakes. Students then took a quiz on the video using notes if they took any.

11-14-19

Advanced students did a Pangaea Puzzle contest. Both advanced and regular classes received study guides for their 3rd DIA. It is due on Monday.

11-15-19

Students took their Vocab #11 quiz. Students then began watching Ice Age-Continental Drift while answering questions on a worksheet.

11-18-19

Students continued to watch Ice Age-Continental Drift while answering questions.

11-19-19

Students finished Ice Age- Continental Drift and turned in their worksheet. Students then began a density lab making a model to represent the layers of the Earth.

11-20-19

Students did a lab with Milky ways representing the different types of plate boundaries.

11-21-19

Students and teacher went over their DIA review sheet. Students then did quizlet live to review for their DIA.

11-22-19

Students took their DIA 3 on Plate Tectonics.

12-2-19

Students received Vocab # 12 (available below). Students then began remediation of DIA 3 on Plate Tectonics.

Students watched a Bill Nye video on Earthquakes. Students then took a quiz on the video using notes if they took any.

11-14-19

Advanced students did a Pangaea Puzzle contest. Both advanced and regular classes received study guides for their 3rd DIA. It is due on Monday.

11-15-19

Students took their Vocab #11 quiz. Students then began watching Ice Age-Continental Drift while answering questions on a worksheet.

11-18-19

Students continued to watch Ice Age-Continental Drift while answering questions.

11-19-19

Students finished Ice Age- Continental Drift and turned in their worksheet. Students then began a density lab making a model to represent the layers of the Earth.

11-20-19

Students did a lab with Milky ways representing the different types of plate boundaries.

11-21-19

Students and teacher went over their DIA review sheet. Students then did quizlet live to review for their DIA.

11-22-19

Students took their DIA 3 on Plate Tectonics.

12-2-19

Students received Vocab # 12 (available below). Students then began remediation of DIA 3 on Plate Tectonics.

12-3-19

Students read pages 90-105 and answered all questions.

12-4-19

Students watched Bill Nye on Rocks and took a quiz on the video afterwards. Students could use notes on the quiz if they wrote any down.

12-5-19

Students went to the media to use the laptops to do a Rock Cycle Webquest.

12-6-19

Students continued to work on their Rock Cycle Webquest if not finished.

12-9-19

Students received Vocab #13 (available below). Students and teacher then went over guided notes while students filled in the blanks. Students then watched a parody music video about the rock cycle.

Students read pages 90-105 and answered all questions.

12-4-19

Students watched Bill Nye on Rocks and took a quiz on the video afterwards. Students could use notes on the quiz if they wrote any down.

12-5-19

Students went to the media to use the laptops to do a Rock Cycle Webquest.

12-6-19

Students continued to work on their Rock Cycle Webquest if not finished.

12-9-19

Students received Vocab #13 (available below). Students and teacher then went over guided notes while students filled in the blanks. Students then watched a parody music video about the rock cycle.

12-10-19

Students watched a Study Jams video on the rock cycle. Students then read pages 106- 115 answering all questions. Students then did a rock cycle simulation lab.

12-11-19

Students read pages 192-205 and answered all questions. Students also did a rock descriptive worksheet.

12-12-19

Students did a cut and paste activity putting their own rock cycle diagram together in their science notebook.

12-13-19

Students took their Vocab #13. Students then did a sinkhole lab to show weathering and erosion.

12-16-19

Students did a rock cycle lab using starbursts. Students simulated how a rock can chance and go through different processes.

1-13-20

Students read pages 240-257 and answered all questions.

1-14-20

Students and teacher had a discussion about human impact on Earth and then the students did a Geology crossword puzzle based on Geology terms.

1-15-20

Students turned in their Geology crossworld puzzle. Students then began working on their DIA Geology review sheet to be completed for tomorrow.

1-21-20

Students received vocab #15 Words (available below) Students then also play a Geology Jeopardy game to review for their DIA.

1-22-20

Students started taking their DIA 4 on Geology.

1-23-20

Students continued to finish up their DIA 4 on Geology.

1-24-20

Students took their Vocab #15 quiz. Students then watched an introductory video for Genes and Heredity.

1-27-20

Students received Vocab #16 words. (available below) Students then read pages 444-465 on Mitosis and Meiosis. Students answered all questions.

Students started taking their DIA 4 on Geology.

1-23-20

Students continued to finish up their DIA 4 on Geology.

1-24-20

Students took their Vocab #15 quiz. Students then watched an introductory video for Genes and Heredity.

1-27-20

Students received Vocab #16 words. (available below) Students then read pages 444-465 on Mitosis and Meiosis. Students answered all questions.

2-4-20

Students received Vocab #17 (available below). Students and teacher then talked about genetic deformities and the teacher showed a PowerPoint of various genetic deformities.

Students received Vocab #17 (available below). Students and teacher then talked about genetic deformities and the teacher showed a PowerPoint of various genetic deformities.

2-5-20

Students read pages 466-487 and answered all questions on sexual and asexual reproduction.

Students read pages 466-487 and answered all questions on sexual and asexual reproduction.