Monday, May 29, 2017

May 29 - June 2

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Monday, 6/5: Atomic Structure Quiz

Monday, 5/29 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Tuesday, 5/30
  • In Class
    • Atomic Structure
    • Inv. 12A: Atomic Structure Game
  • Homework
    • Finish Inv. 12A worksheets

Wednesday, 5/31 - 8th Grade English SBA

Thursday, 6/1 - 8th Grade English SBA

Friday, 6/2
  • In Class
    • Isotopes
    • "Bean Bag Isotopes" lab
  • Homework
    • Isotopes worksheet

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22-26

TEST ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 24: Science MSP Test

Monday, 5/22
  • In Class
    • MSP Practice Post-Test
      • Paper
      • Online
  • Homework
    • Complete online MSP Practice Post-Test (Google Classroom)

Tuesday, 5/23
  • In Class
    • MSP Practice Post-Test Review
      • MC Grading
      • Free Response Peer Feedback
  • Homework
    • Get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast! 
    • Mentally prepare to do awesome on tomorrow's test!!

Wednesday, 5/24
  • In Class
    • MSP Science Test
  • Homework
    • Relax!

Thursday, 5/25
  • In Class
    • Video: Hunting the Elements
  • Homework
    • None

Friday, 5/26
  • In Class
    • Make an Element Ball
    • Element Magazine Ad
  • Homework
    • None

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15-19

TEST ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 24 (next week): Science MSP Test

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 17: Moon Phases Quiz
  • Friday, May 19: Biology Quiz

Monday, 5/15
  • In Class
    • Moon Phases, Part 1
      • Moon Phases Lab
      • Moon Phases Notes
  • Homework
    • Moon Phases worksheet

Tuesday, 5/16
  • In Class
    • Moon Phases, Part 2
      • Moonrise Clock
      • Lunar and Solar Eclipses
    • Biology
      • Cells
      • Biology Vocabulary
      • Animal Adaptations
  • Homework
    • Animal Adaptations: Choose 3 animal species (not domestic). For each animal, list at least 2 adaptations that they have developed. Explain how each adaptation helps this animal to survive.

Wednesday, 5/17
  • In Class
    • Biology, continued
      • Natural Selection Simulation
      • Genetics Vocabulary
      • Punnett Squares
      • "Furry Family" Simulation
  • Homework
    • Bikini Bottom Genetics worksheet

Thursday, 5/18
  • In Class
    • Biology, continued
      • Competition
      • Predators vs. Prey
  • Homework
    • Study for Biology Quiz
    • Optional: Bikini Bottom Genetics worksheet

Friday, 5/19
  • In Class
    • Biology Quiz
    • Additional Topics
      • Rocks
      • Solar System
      • Planet Earth
  • Homework
    • Element Project: Research check on Monday
    • Continued MSP Review

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8-12

TEST ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 10: Chapter 8 Test, Matter and Temperature
  • Wednesday, May 24 (two weeks): Science MSP

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Monday, May 8: Phase Change and Temperature Quiz
  • Monday, May 15 (next week): Moon Phases Quiz

Monday, 5/8
  • In Class
    • Section 8.2 and 8.3 Review
    • Phase Change and Temperature Quiz
    • Phase Change Rummy (review)
  • Homework
    • Section 8 Assessment, TB pg. 196-198
      • Review Vocabulary (writing optional)
      • Concepts #2, 4, 7, 10, 16, 20
      • Problems #4-7

Tuesday, 5/9
  • In Class
    • Chapter 8 Review
  • Homework
    • Study for Chapter 8 Test

Wednesday, 5/10
  • In Class
    • Chapter 8 Test (Matter and Temperature)
    • Chapter 12 Pretest
    • MSP Practice - online edition
  • Homework
    • Finish MSP Practice Test
    • Optional: "Hot Lamp" scientific response packet

Thursday, 5/11
  • In Class
    • Introduce Final Project (Adopt an Element)
    • Review Practice Tests
  • Homework
    • Get progress report signed

Friday, 5/12
  • In Class
    • Element Adoption Event
    • MSP Practice Test Review, continued
  • Homework
    • Reflect on MSP Practice Test performance
    • Start Element Research

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1-5

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Tuesday, 5/2: Elements, Compounds, Mixtures Quiz
  • Monday, 5/8 (next week): Temperature and Phase Change Quiz

Monday, 5/1
  • In Class
    • The Nature of Matter
      • Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
  • Homework
    • TB pg. 183 #2-6
    • Substances vs. Mixtures worksheet (both sides)

Tuesday, 5/2
  • In Class
    • Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Quiz
    • Phase Changes
      • Phases of Matter
      • Phase Change Diagrams
  • Homework
    • Phase Changes worksheet

Wednesday, 5/3 - Early Release, AM only
  • In Class
    • Video: NOVA: Descent Into Ice
  • Homework
    • None

Thursday, 5/4
  • In Class
    • Phase Change Demonstration
    • Melting Point Lab
  • Homework
    • Graph melting point data
    • Answer lab handout questions

Friday, 5/5
  • In Class
    • Temperature
      • Temperature Scales
      • Temperature Conversions
    • Section 8.2 and 8.3 Review
  • Homework
    • Temperature Conversion worksheet
    • Study for Temperature and Phase Change Quiz (Monday)

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24-28

TEST ALERT:
  • Thursday, 4/27: Waves Test (choir students will make up on Friday)

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Monday, 4/24: Waves Quiz

Monday, 4/24
  • In Class
    • Waves Quiz
    • Sound Waves
      • Properties of Sound Waves
      • Instrument Demonstration
      • PhET Sound Simulation
  • Homework
    • Waves and Energy worksheet

Tuesday, 4/25
  • In Class
    • Light Waves
      • Properties of Light Waves
      • Inv. 25A: Light Waves
  • Homework
    • Chapter 24/25 Assessment
      • TB pgs. 629-630
        • Concepts #1, 6, 8
        • Problems #5-8
      • TB pgs. 652-654
        • Concepts #4, 17, 21
        • Problem #6

Wednesday, 4/26
  • In Class
    • Inv. 25A: Light Waves (continued)
    • Light vs. Sound Waves
    • Waves Review
    • "Around the Bend" return and review
  • Homework
    • Study for Waves Test

Thursday, 4/27
  • In Class
    • Waves Test
    • Chapter 8 Pretest (Nature of Matter)
    • "Foaming Spuds" Scientific Responses
  • Homework
    • Finish "Foaming Spuds" if needed

Friday, 4/28
  • In Class
    • "100 Greatest Discoveries: Chemistry" video
    • MSP Pre-Test: Free Response feedback
    • Finish Robo-Science Inventory
  • Homework
    • None

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17-21

TEST ALERT:
  • Monday, 4/17: Magnetism Mini-Test

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Waves Quiz - AM: Friday, 4/21, PM: Monday, 4/24

Monday, 4/17
  • In Class
    • Magnetism Mini-Test
    • Waves Pre-Test
    • "Around the Bend" Scientific Response Packet
  • Homework
    • Finish "Around the Bend" if not done
    • Finish Waves WebQuest

Tuesday, 4/18
  • In Class
    • Basics of Harmonic Motion
    • Wave Properties
    • PhET Lab: Waves Simulation
  • Homework
    • Waves worksheet

Wednesday, 4/19
  • In Class
    • Inv. 24B: Waves in Motion
  • Homework
    • Transverse and Longitudinal Waves worksheet

Thursday, 4/20
  • In Class
    • Wave Interactions
  • Homework
    • TB pg. 619 #1-9

Friday, 4/21
  • In Class
    • AM: Waves Quiz
    • PM: TBD
  • Homework
    • PM: Study for Waves Quiz (Monday)