ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE BY 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY JUNE 4TH!! I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WORK FOR ANY ASSIGNMENT AFTER THIS DATE. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR WORK IS TURNED IN ON TIME AND COMPLETED!!


Weeks of June 2nd and June 8th

The last two weeks of school we will spend doing labs and activities that we haven't had the opportunity to complete over the course of the school year.

Tuesday 6/3- Murder Mystery

Students will use deductive reasoning, organization of their thoughts, and reading comprehension to solve a murder mystery as they work in pairs.

Monday 6/2- Virtual Frog Dissection Lab

1. Go the the website: http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_16/BL_16.html
Watch the Introduction, External Anatomy and Internal Anatomy links on the website.
2. Complete the frog dissection on: http://www.roketoyun.com/frog-dissection.asp
3. Using the link: http://dj003.k12.sd.us/science%20labs/dissection/frog%20dissection.htm
Scroll down to the colored picture of the inside of the frog. Color and label the parts of the frog.

Newton's Laws Web Quest

http://mrhites1.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/4/4/10444331/newtons_laws_webquest_2014.pdf
Law of Inertia - http//:www.physicsclassroom.com/class/newtlaws/u2l1a.cfm
Law of Force and Motion - http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/newtlaws/u2l3a.cfm
Law of Action/Reaction - http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/newtlaws/u2l4a.cfm
Part 1 - http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/newtlaws/il.cfm
A. - http://regentsprep.org/Regents/physics/phys01/accident/default.htm
http://www.batesville.k12.in.us/physics/phynet/mechanics/newton1/first_law_quiz.html
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/viewobject.aspx?ID=TP1302
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/newtlaws/efff.cfm
Bumper Cars
http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/bumpercars/
http://teachertech.nce.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/law3.html
http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/scientificslugger.html
Part 3
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Snewton3.htm
Biographies:
http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95dec/newton.html
http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/ufhatch/pages/01-Courses/current-courses/08sr-newton.htm
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Newton.html
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Newton.html

For the two and a half weeks before EOG's, students will review basic and major concepts learned throughout the year and they will compile them in their "My Science Review Book". As we complete a unit, I will post the review Powerpoints below. These review books will be left in class until completed. We will have a few open-booklet quizzes to check for understanding and to ensure students are completing their notes. On Friday, May 16 students will take their review booklets home in order to prepare for the science final exam to be taken on Wednesday, May 28. On May 28/29 I will collect the review books for a grade.






Friday, May 2

Today students will take the Human Body Systems Post Test Part 2. After completing the test, students will complete and turn in their nervous system foldable assigned on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 1

Today in class students will complete the study guide for tomorrow's test (blank copy attached under Monday's agenda below and answer key attached below) on page 36 of their notebook. We will review in class and students will continue to work on yesterday's foldable once complete.


Wednesday, April 30

Today students will complete a foldable on the nervous system. Instructions were reviewed in class and are attached below. This foldable will be worked on over the next few days and will be due for a grade on Friday.


Tuesday, April 29

Today students will learn about the nervous system. We will begin with the Brainpop: Nervous System. Students will take notes on page 34 (teacher and student guided notes attached below) and will complete a worksheet with a reading passage on page 35. Today is the last day of new information in 7th grade science!


Monday, April 28

Today students will learn about the endocrine system. We will start by watching an introductory Brainpop: Endocrine System and students will take notes on page 32 (teacher notes and student guided notes attached below). Students will complete a worksheet with their lab partner (pg 33) and we will end with the Crash Course video: Endocrine System. WE WILL HAVE OUR HUMAN BODY POST TEST PART TWO THIS FRIDAY, MAY 2ND. This test covers the circulatory, immune, integumentary, endocrine, and nervous systems. The study guide attached below will be completed in class on Thursday, but if you would like to start on it early you're welcome to.



Monday, April 21 to Friday, April 25

This week in class students will choose a genetic disorder and then research and write a paper about it. On Monday the students learned the instructions for the project and extra credit, chose their genetic disorder, and began working on their research. The rest of the week, the students will work individually with the Chromebooks to complete their research papers. The research papers and extra credit projects are due next Monday, April 28th. Complete instructions and rubrics are attached below.


Friday, April 11

HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS PROJECTS ARE DUE TODAY! Students will watch an introductory Bill Nye video on the nervous system (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23qFR1vR7qY) and will write a brief constructed response essay in class about how the body's systems work together to maintain homeostasis. Have a great spring break!

Thursday, April 10

Today students will complete their notes on the Integumentary System and complete a labeling/coloring worksheet on the layers of the skin on page 31 (attached below).


Wednesday, April 9

Today in class students will have the opportunity to work on their Human Body Systems projects.

Tuesday, April 8

Today students will complete a foldable on the immune system and attach it to page 29 of their notebook (example shown below). We will watch a Brainpop on the Integumentary System and begin notes on the Integumentary System on page 30 (guided notes and powerpoint attached below).

Immune Foldable 1.JPGImmune Foldable 2.JPG

Monday, April 7

Today students began learning about the immune system. We watched the Brainpop: Immune System and took guided notes (attached below) on page 28. Students should focus on the underlined portions of these notes. Following the notes, students watched the Bill Nye video: Immune System.


Friday, April 4

Today students will take a brief quiz on the circulatory system. Once completed, students will receive their quiz for digestive/respiratory/urinary labeling and attach to page 26, and receive their unit post-test part one and complete test corrections on page 27. These corrections will not be for points, but for a study reference. Any student who scored below a 77 is encouraged to retake this test by making an appointment for additional help and a retake during working lunch/PA. If time remains in class, we will watch an introductory Bill Nye video on the Immune System, which we will begin on Monday.

Wednesday, April 2

Today we continued learning about the path of circulation in the body, focusing on the key vocabulary and heart diagram pictured under yesterday's date. On page 23, students completed a warm-up fill-in-the-blanks worksheet (attached below), and read a reading passage on cardiovascular health and completed questions on page 24 (attached below). Students received a study guide for Friday's quiz on the circulatory system and began completing it on page 25 (also attached below). Friday's quiz will be relatively basic. Students should focus on the key vocabulary pictured in yesterday's info and the path of circulation also pictured. Students should be able to simply recognize the key vocabulary, label parts of the heart, and tell whether a structure is oxygen-rich or oxygen-poor.


Tuesday, April 1

Today we began learning about the path of circulation in the body. Students completed vocabulary and diagrammed the heart, coloring oxygen-poor structures blue and oxygen-rich structures red on page 21 of their notebook (completed worksheet attached and completed heart diagram/vocab pictured below). *As a reference, blood that flows from the lungs, to the heart, and out to the body is oxygen-rich. Once the body takes the oxygen, the blood becomes oxygen-poor until it reaches the lungs again. Blood has to pass through the heart on the way into and on the way out of the lungs.* Some classes completed the Path of Blood Flow Through The Body and Heart graphic organizer today (others will finish tomorrow) on page 22 of their notebook (completed worksheet attached below).

Completed Heart Diagram.jpgCompleted Circ Vocab.jpg

Monday, March 31

Today we briefly reviewed and students completed the first part of the Human Body post-test. Following the post-test, students began to learn about the circulatory system. We watched two Brainpop videos: Circulatory System and Blood, and then we took notes on the four components of blood on page 19 (attached blow). After the notes, students completed a graphic organizer to better understand the components of blood on page 20 (also attached below).


Friday, March 28

Today in class students will take a brief quiz labeling the parts of the digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems. Following the quiz, students will complete yesterday's activities if they are unfinished and watch the Bill Nye video: Respiratory System (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWdy1HMZqMQ).

Thursday, March 27

Today in class students worked to complete the study guide given out yesterday on page 16, a reinforcement activity worksheet on all three systems (digestive, respiratory, and urinary) on page 17, and a crossword puzzle on digestive, respiratory, and urinary on page 18. Students should study for tomorrow's quiz this evening.

Wednesday, March 26

Today in class we reviewed the digestive and respiratory systems and learned about the urinary system. We watched the Brainpop: Urinary System, and took notes on page 13 (attached below). Students completed a worksheet on page 14 (also attached below). Quizzes from the skeletal/muscular system last Friday were returned today and students completed test corrections on page 15. Lastly, students received the study guide for digestive/respiratory/urinary systems, attached them to page 16, and began to work on them (attached below). Students will have a quiz on labeling the parts of the digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems on Friday, and the unit test for the first five systems we have learned will be on Monday. Students should use the study guides on pages 8 and 16 to prepare.


Tuesday, March 25

Today in class we will learn about the respiratory system. Students will start with a brief review of the digestive system and then will watch Brainpop: Respiratory System. Students will complete guided notes on page 11 of their notebook (attached below) and an illustrated guide of the respiratory system on page 12 of their notebook (attached below). Once completed, students will watch Crash Course: Respiratory and Circulatory Systems (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fxm85Fy4sQ).


Monday, March 24

Today in class we learned about the digestive system. Students watched the Brainpop: Digestive System, and then completed guided notes (in page 9 of student notebook, attached below) and an illustrated guide of the digestive system (in page 10 of student notebook, attached below). Some classes watched Crash Course: Digestive System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s06XzaKqELk&list=PLuUj5ObP9gnaQX7s8myhEqKgl7C1XrMx5). Those who didn't will watch it tomorrow.


Friday, March 21

Today in class students will take their quiz on the skeletal and muscular systems. Once the quiz is complete, students will receive their instruction sheet for the culminating human body project assignment that will be due on April 11 (the Friday before spring break). We will discuss more in depth on Monday in class.


Thursday, March 20

Today in class students will complete a worksheet using their notes and textbook (and attach to page 7), and will review last night's study guide and attach it to page 8. Students will be assigned a crossword puzzle (attached below) for homework as a way of giving them an extra study guide for vocabulary for tomorrow's quiz. This will be due tomorrow for a grade.


Wednesday, March 19

Today in class students reviewed the skeletal system and began learning about the muscular system. We watched a Brainpop: Muscles, and then students completed guided notes on the muscular system on page 6 (attached below). Students will be quizzed on Friday on the skeletal and muscular systems. A study guide for Friday's quiz was given out as homework today, and should be completed by tomorrow (attached below).


Tuesday, March 18

Today in class students labeled the bones of the body on page 4 (attached below) and completed the flow chart for body organization and structure on page 5 (attached below). We reviewed, then finished the skeletal system guided notes and watched a video: Crash Course Skeletal System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW46rQKWa-g). Answers for the skeleton labeling worksheet in order: Left side: Cranium (skull), mandible (jaw), spinal column (vertebrae), pelvis (hips). Right side: Clavicle (collar bone), scapula (shoulder blade), sternum (breast bone), rib cage, humerus (upper arm), radius (lower arm to thumb), ulna (lower arm to pinkie), carpals (wrist), metacarpals (hand bones), phalanges (fingers), femur (thigh bone), patella (kneecap), tibia (larger lower leg bone), fibula (smaller lower leg bone), tarsals (ankle bones), metatarsals (foot bones), phalanges (toes).


Monday, March 17

Today in class students set up their new notebook section for our final unit: Human Body Systems! Students placed the Body Systems Chart attached below on page 1 of the new section. We watched the Brainpop: Human Body, and then watched the video: Amoeba Sisters Human Body (http://www.youtube.com/user/amoebasisters), completed the Amoeba Sisters worksheet (attached below) and attached it on page 2. Following the video, students completed the guided notes attached below on the skeletal system and taped them in on page 3.



Friday, March 14

Today in class students will complete test corrections from yesterday's unit test on page 51 and fill out their student data tracker for the Genetics Unit.

Thursday, March 13

Today students will complete the Genetics Unit Test! Once complete, students will take the pre-test for our next unit, Human Body Systems!

Wednesday, March 12

Today in class students will review for tomorrow's test by completing their review sheet, completing practice Punnett Squares and Pedigrees, and if time permits a Jeopardy-style review game. TEST TOMORROW! (Students in 4th and 5th blocks will also complete the study guide from yesterday.) The link to play the jeopardy game is attached, as well as the key for the study guide. (https://jeopardylabs.com/play/genetics-jeopardy45)


Tuesday, March 11

Today in class students will complete more pedigree practice, with worksheet #1 below taped on page 49. Worksheet #2 is due tomorrow for a grade, and in 1st and 3rd blocks the pedigree scenario attached below is due tomorrow for a grade as well. Following this practice, students in 1st and 3rd blocks will begin completing the study guide for Thursday's unit test (attached under Monday's date) and attach to page 50.


Monday, March 10

Today in class students will finish their meiosis foldable and begin learning about pedigrees. Students watched the video: What are Pedigree Charts? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wuk0W10EveU) and Understanding Pedigrees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir1t9awmUl4). Students followed along with the last video while taking notes (on page 47) and then completed the worksheet attached below: Constructing a Pedigree on page 48. *Please note- the Genetics Post-Test will be this Thursday! We will begin reviewing tomorrow and Wednesday. The study guide is attached below and will be passed out on Tuesday.


Friday, March 7

Today in class we will continue working on the meiosis foldable. Classes that finish early will have the opportunity to learn some advanced genetics by working with groups at different stations to learn about things like codominance, incomplete dominance, sex-linked traits, and dihybrid crosses!

Thursday, March 6

Today in class we will continue learning about meiosis. We will begin by watching the EdTed video: meiosis (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/sex-determination-more-complicated-than-you-thought). Students will receive their quizzes back for the cell cycle and heredity, and complete test corrections on page 45. Students will file returned paperwork in their student work folders and then we will begin setting up our meiosis foldables to be completed tomorrow (instructions attached below).


Wednesday, March 5

Today in class we began learning about meiosis. Students completed vocabulary on page 42 (see below) and were introduced to the topic by watching the Brainpop video: Gender Determination. Then students watched Crash Course: Meiosis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCLmR9-YY7o). Students completed guided notes (attached below) on page 43, and the lesson concluded with students watching Amoeba Sisters: Meiosis and completed the worksheet attached below on page 44 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toWK0fIyFlY).


Tuesday, March 4

Today in class students will complete a quiz on heredity and Punnett Squares. Following the completion of the quiz, students will work individually to complete a Meiosis Webquest with their Chromebooks as an introduction to meiosis and sexual reproduction. Worksheet attached below, along with the links required to complete it.

Internet Lesson Links:
Site 1- http://www.lpscience.fatcow.com/jwanamaker/animations/meiosis.html
Site 2 - http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/meiosis.html
Site 3 - __http://www.biologyinmotion.com/cell_division/__ Click on "Practice Meiosis."
Site 4 - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/how-cells-divide.html

Monday, March 3

Today in class, students in 1st and 3rd blocks will complete the Snowman Phenotypes activity that 4th and 5th completed Friday. (See attachment from Friday below.) Students in 4th and 5th blocks created a Genetics Creature. Directions and creature trait charts are attached below. If any of these assignments are not completed in class, they are homework and are due tomorrow. We will also have a brief quiz tomorrow on heredity and Punnett Squares. Students should study page 39 of their notebook in particular.


Friday, February 28

Today students in 1st and 3rd block completed the Monohybrid Mice worksheet from yesterday. Students in 4th and 5th block completed an activity involving Snowman Phenotypes (attached below).


Thursday, February 27

Today in class students worked on two activities. 1st and 3rd block completed the Spongebob Punnett Squares worksheet, and 4th and 5th block completed the Spongebob worksheet (attached below with answer key) as well as Monohybrid Mice (also attached below with answer key).



Wednesday, February 26

Today students will begin class with a warm-up Heredity worksheet (taped on page 41). Students will complete guided notes from yesterday, sections 4.1 and 4.2 and tape them on page 40.

Tuesday, February 25

Today students will start class by copying vocabulary for this week's lesson on page 38 of their notebook (attached below). Students will begin completing guided notes for Heredity (sections 4.1 and 4.2, attached below and taped on page 39 of their notebook). We will continue these notes tomorrow.


Monday, February 24

Today students will review by completing a cell cycle worksheet (taped on page 36) and will take a quiz on DNA, chromosomes, and the Cell Cycle. Following the quiz, students will watch a Brainpop: Asexual Reproduction and will complete the interactive guided notes attached below with video clips. The guided notes will get taped on page 37 of their notebook.


Friday, February 21

Today we will work in groups to complete our 3D models of the Cell Cycle. Quiz is postponed until Monday.

Thursday, February 20

Today in class students will work in groups to create 3D models of the Cell Cycle. Once they are complete I will post a few pictures!

Wednesday, February 19

Today in class students will complete a foldable on the Cell Cycle. Students will warm up by copying the following on page 35 of their notebook as a simple guideline for the Cell Cycle:
I. Interphase- cell performs normal processes. DNA duplicates inside nucleus (threadlike).II. Cell Division- cell divides A. Mitosis- nucleus divides 1. Prophase- nucleus dissolves, chromosomes form 2. Metaphase- chromosomes line up in middle of cell 3. Anaphase- chromatids move to opposite sides of cell 4. Telophase- nuclei form, chromosomes threadlike B. Cytokinesis- cytoplasm divides
Following the warm-up, students will be given instructions for completing the foldable and will spend the remainder of class creating it. Directions and rubric are attached below, along with a picture of the processes from the textbook to use as a guideline (in addition to yesterday's notes). *Please note that telophase and cytokinesis are two different stages, unlike in the picture from the book. If students do not finish in class, it should be completed for homework. Due TOMORROW!

Cell Cycle.JPG

Tuesday, February 18

Today in class students watched a Brainpop video on Mitosis. Students reviewed notes from last Tuesday (DNA and Chromosomes), and we completed the guided notes on section 3.2 on page 33 of their notebooks. (See the attached notes under 2/11, powerpoints were combined into one). Following the notes, students completed a flowmap on the Cell Cycle on page 34, attached below. If students did not finish this in class, it is homework.


Monday, February 17

Today in class students completed test corrections on page 32 for the Cells Unit Test they took last Monday. Students completed their Student Data Tracker sheet showing their progress from the pre-test to the post-test. Following this activity, students watched the Bill Nye video: Genes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZIQTMHmWmg) and completed the worksheet attached below.


Tuesday, February 11

Today in class students will begin the new unit on Heredity! Students will first watch a quick Brainpop video: DNA, then will complete guided notes on DNA and chromosomes (teacher notes attached below). Students will also watch a brief demonstration explaining why surface area is an important concept in cells.


Monday, February 10

Today in class students completed the Cells Unit Test. When students completed this test, they completed the pre-test for the next unit: Heredity.

Friday, February 7

Today in class students completed a study guide for Monday's unit test. If the study guide wasn't completed in class, students should finish it over the weekend. TEST MONDAY!! Study guide with answer key attached below.


Thursday, February 6

Today in class students completed test corrections for the Chapter 2 Cells Test. If this isn't completed in class, it is due tomorrow for homework.

Wednesday, February 5

Today in class students learned vocabulary and created a graphic organizer about protists. Teacher notes are attached below, along with video links watched in class. Graphic organizer should be completed on page 27 and vocabulary/2 questions with venn diagram on page 28. Following the notes, students spent the remainder of the class completing their web quests from Monday. Web quests are due tomorrow at the beginning of class if they were not completed today.


Tuesday, February 4

Today in class we completed a fun lab where the students used microscopes to compare animal cells, plant cells, and unicellular organisms from pond water. Students used cheek cells to explore animal cells, an onion peel to study plant cells, and a drop of pond water to explore the many unicellular organisms inside. Students completed a lab sheet in class. If students did not finish the lab sheet, they need to complete it for homework. It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow. Below is a picture of one of the microorganisms we discovered in one of my classes! SO COOL!
protist.JPG

Monday, February 3

Today in class students will complete a Web Quest on Protists as an introduction to unicellular organisms. Below are the websites that should be used to complete the activity:

Kingdom Protista Web Quest (These two links are for questions 1-22 at the beginning. Skip this until the very end, come back if you have time.)
Ron's Pond Scum
http://www.silkentent.com/gus1911/RonPond.htm
Online Biology Book
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookDiversity_3.html

Kingdom Protista Webquest
1. http://www1.broward.edu/~ssimpson/JMDelvecchio-Paramecium.htm
2. http://staff.jccc.edu/pdecell/cells/paramicium.html
3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/protists/amoeba.shtml
4. http://staff.jccc.edu/pdecell/protista/euglena.html

Protist Internet Lab
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/wimsmall/x_smal1.html(This is the homepage for the website. Use this if you get lost and need to start over.)

Ciliates
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/wimsmall/cilidr.html

Sun Animalcules and Amoebas
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/wimsmall/sundr.html

Desmids
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/wimsmall/algdr.html

Diatoms
Scroll down to the bottom of the Desmids page and click on the Diatoms link.

Flagellated Protozoa
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/wimsmall/flagdr.html

"Ode to an Amoeba"
http://www.middleschoolscience.com/amoeba.htm

Index of Organism Worksheet
www.sciencespot.net/Media/pond**index**wkst.pdf

Friday, January 31

Today students will review briefly and will take their Chapter 2 Cells test.

Tuesday, January 28

Today in class students completed a lab on diffusion where they used cornstarch and iodine to discover reactions that occur by moving across cell membranes. Once students finished this, they completed a lab write-up that was due at the end of class.The baggie represented a cell's selectively permeable membrane, where the iodine moved across the membrane from the outside of the cell to the inside of the cell. This was evident in the reaction that occurred between the iodine and cornstarch. This will get taped in on page 25 once it is returned. A copy of the lab procedures and lab sheet can be found on this website:
__http://biologycorner.com/worksheets/diffusionlab.html#.UugNmqso7IU__
*Students who miss class today will not have to make this lab up. Since we had early dismissal, my last two classes of the day didn't get to complete this lab. If time permits, students will complete this at a later date.*
*Originally we had a test scheduled for tomorrow. With the inclement weather, we have decided to postpone the test. So if we have school tomorrow, the test will be Thursday. Whether we have school on Thursday or not, the test will be Friday.*
Study guide for Chapter 2 test is attached below. Students received a copy in class, should have completed it in class, and it should be taped on page 26.


Monday, January 27

Today in class students completed an illustration of photosynthesis for warm-up on page 22. We completed a few demonstrations and students completed the Cellular Transport Powerpoint. The Powerpoint includes video clips illustrating a variety of concepts like endocytosis and exocytosis. We also watched Brainpop videos on Passive Transport and Diffusion. Teacher notes attached below. Homework, on page 24, due tomorrow: In three or more sentences, compare and contrast passive and active transport.


Friday, January 24

Today in class we completed a gelatin lab where students got a preview of the concept of diffusion. Students completed questions that should be written on page 21 of their notebook.

Thursday, January 23

Today in class we completed the guided notes on Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration, and Fermentation. Students completed a worksheet titled "Levels of Organization in Living Things" and taped it on page 18, and then completed a foldable on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration and glued it in on page 19. Samples of both pages are shown below. For homework, students should answer the following on a separate sheet of paper to be turned in tomorrow:
1. Write the formulas for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
2.Explain how these two processes are a cycle in plants but not in animals.
3. Explain how each process works, what organelle it occurs in, and why it is important (meaning, what is the GOAL of the process).
4. Explain the difference between cellular respiration and fermentation, and in what organelles they occur.

Wednesday, January 22

Today in class students completed test corrections on last Friday's test. Corrections go on page 16 of student notebooks. Any corrections that are not finished are homework and are due tomorrow. We also began the guided notes on Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration, and Fermentation. Teacher notes are attached below and go on page 17 of student notebooks. We also watched two BrainPop videos: Photosynthesis, and Cellular Respiration.

Friday, January 17

Today in class students will complete their first test of the Cells and Heredity unit.

Thursday, January 16

Today in class students will complete the Incredible Edible Cell activity! Students will work in groups to assemble plant and animal cells and fill out a lab sheet (attached below), and I will quiz them on their organelles and their functions. Once every member of the group has answered their questions correctly, they will be allowed to eat their cake! Following this activity, students will complete the study guide for tomorrow's test in class (attached below). What they do not finish is homework, and the unit test on all pages of the Cells and Heredity unit is tomorrow. The test will be 40 multiple choice questions with one to two essays.


Wednesday, January 15

Today in class students watched a 22 minute Bill Nye video: Cells. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6N82No4Nz8) Following the video, students created their own Cell Part Superhero following the instructions below, and will then complete a cell structures and functions crossword puzzle, also attached below. These two assignments are due tomorrow and will be the first two assignments on third quarter.
Choose one of the following cell parts: cell membrane, chloroplast, mitochondria, cell wall, nucleus, lysosome, ribosome, or vacuole.
Invent your own Cell Part Superhero. Your Cell Part Superhero can be male or female. Draw and color the Cell Part Superhero on plain white paper or construction paper. The superhero should:
  1. Have a name (ex: Captain Cytoplasm)
  2. Look like the actual cell part (shape and color)
  3. Describe his or her functions within the cell, “spoken” as a cartoon using captions or bubbles
  4. Tell whether they are found in plants, animals, or both
  5. Explain what the world would be like without them. Meaning, how the organism would be effected if this cell part superhero did not exist!


Tuesday, January 14

Today in class students completed a Cell Organelle Riddles worksheet for warm-up, taped on page 11. Students worked in groups to complete the Organelle Graphic Organizer and Cell as a City worksheet, and taped it in on page 12. Copies of the worksheets are attached below:


Monday, January 13

Today in class students completed a venn diagram comparing eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and took notes on multicellular and unicellular organisms and cellular organization. This was completed on page 8 of student notebooks and a sample is shown below. Students also completed a plant vs. animal cell coloring activity. A blank sheet for practice is attached below, and a sample to be glued in on page 9 of student notebooks is shown below. At the end of class students switched notebooks and graded their peers' Cell Theory Foldable Rubric. Rubrics should be glued in back on page 5. The first unit test will be this Friday. A study guide will be completed in class on Thursday.

Cellsp8.jpgCellsp9.jpg

Friday, January 10

Today in class students will take a brief Cell Theory pop quiz. Following the quiz, students will receive their graded microscope quizzes from Wednesday (and attach to page 5 of their notebook). *Page 6 will be reserved for the Cell Theory foldable rubric* Students will watch the Brainpop video: Cells and will begin guided notes on Cell Structure and Function to be attached to page 7 of their notebook. Teacher notes are attached below.


Thursday, January 9

Today in class students worked on the Cell Theory foldable on pages 3 and 4 of their notebooks. All information to be entered into this foldable will come from notes on page 2. Sample foldable pages are shown below. If students didn't finish the foldable in class today, it is homework and is due tomorrow.
cells3a.jpgcells3b.jpgcells4.jpg

Wednesday, January 8

Today in class students will take a brief quiz on the microscope and its parts. Following the quiz, students will complete guided notes on Cell Theory (attached to page 2 of student notebook) and then begin working on a Cell Theory foldable. We will work on the foldable more tomorrow. Homework is to study cell theory notes on page 2.

Tuesday, January 7

Today in class students will receive their returned Weather and Atmosphere post-tests. Students will complete test corrections on page 35 of their Weather and Atmosphere section of their notebook and complete a data tracker sheet comparing their pre-test to their post-test. Students will review microscopes and their parts by completing a matching activity and working with their partners to manipulate and understand actual microscopes. Students will then watch a 6 minute YouTube video: The Wacky History of Cell Theory and will begin guided notes on Cell Theory (teacher notes attached below) that should be attached to page 2 of their interactive notebook. Homework is to study microscope notes on page 1.


Monday, January 6

Welcome back! Today in class we start a new unit. Students will complete the Cells and Heredity pre-test and set up the new section of their notebooks (titled Cells and Heredity). We will begin learning about the microscope and its working parts by completing a vocabulary sheet and a fill in the blank diagram, both attached below with answers. This sheet should be taped in on page 1 of their interactive notebook. Homework is to study microscope notes on page 1.


Friday, December 20

Today students will finish their crossword puzzle/word search and watch a Discovery Science video on Ice Ages to conclude the Weather and Atmosphere unit. There will be no homework over the break. Enjoy your break!

Thursday, December 19

Today students will take the Weather and Atmosphere unit post-test and complete a notebook check. Students will also turn in their study guides (copy attached below). After the test, students will complete a crossword puzzle and word search to finish out the unit.


Monday, December 16 through Wednesday, December 18

We will spend three days reviewing for Thursday's post-test, including completing the study guide. The study guide will be reviewed on Wednesday.

Friday, December 13

Today in class groups from sections 4.2 and 4.3 will present their lessons. Students will complete guided notes from these sections (attached below), which should already be taped in their notebooks on page 34.


Thursday, December 12

Today in class, students will complete a weather and atmosphere web quest using the Chromebooks. This is a graded assignment, so students will turn this in for a grade. Any student who didn't finish this in class today will need to finish it this evening to turn in tomorrow. Links to the required sites are listed below.
Link 1: Drawing Isotherms
Link 2: Current Isobars
Link 3: Current Satellite with Isobars
Link 4: Current Radar
Link 5: Weather Instruments
Link 6: Weather Questions
Link 7: Clouds
Link 8: Wind Patterns
Link 9: Reporting the Weather

Wednesday, December 11

Today in class groups from sections 3.4 and 4.1 will present their lessons. Students will complete guided notes from these sections (attached below) and tape them in their notebooks on page 34.


Tuesday, December 10

Today in class students will create and complete a graphic organizer on extreme weather and tape it in on page 33 of their notebooks. After completing the graphic organizer, students will watch a video on Discovery Education called Storm Chasers: Dixie Alley Outbreak.

Monday, December 9

Today in class groups from sections 3.2 and 3.3 will present their lessons. Students will complete guided notes from these sections and tape them in their notebooks on page 32. Guided notes for sections 3.2 and 3.3 are attached below.


Tuesday, December 3 through Friday, December 6

Tuesday in class students were assigned groups for the Weather and Climate Group Project and they began their work. This project is a mostly in-class project. Students will spend the entire week researching their topic and creating a 15-20 minute presentation that will be presented in class next week. Instructions, group assignments, and section outlines (what should be covered in each group's presentations) are attached below for reference.


Monday, December 2

Today in class students completed test corrections on the Chapter 2 test on page 27 of their notebook. Students also completed Air Masses Guided Notes on page 28 of their notebook. Guided notes and PowerPoint are attached below.


Tuesday, November 26

Today in class students completed their debate on climate change.

Monday, November 25

Today in class students completed their research on EasyBib for tomorrow's climate change/global warming in-class debate. Any students who did not complete their EasyBib research should finish it at home this evening. Any student who is not in class Tuesday will be exempted from the debate portion of the grade but is still responsible for the EasyBib research portion of the grade. Students do not need to turn anything in. I have access to the accounts and I am able to view the research they have completed up until this point. My homeroom class did not get the opportunity to complete the debate so there will be no grade for the debate portion of the assignment in this class.

Friday, November 22

Today in class students completed the Atmosphere Chapter 2 Test. Any students that complete the test in time will work on their EasyBib climate change research.

Thursday, November 21

Today in class students received a mini-lesson from Mrs. Dawson (the media specialist) on EasyBib. Students began researching global warming and climate change using a variety of reliable sources found on the internet and in EasyBib. This assignment will culminate in an in-class debate next Tuesday, which will be an informal assessment. A formal assessment grade will be given for the research students conduct on EasyBib. Students have each been given a position (either "global warming/climate change exists" or "global warming/climate change does not exist". 4th and 5th blocks also have the option of the position of whether or not global warming/climate change are caused by humans.) and are responsible for constructing three notecards on EasyBib. Each notecard will be a point that backs up their claim, and each notecard should contain at least 5 supporting pieces of evidence (with sources cited). A fourth notecard should contain all search topics used, and a full bibliography should be included in the bibliography section.

Wednesday, November 20

Today in class students finished their Chapter 2 Outline (page 17 of their notebook) and review for Friday's test. Students had the opportunity to work on their study guide for chapter 2 once they were done, and some classes watched a Bill Nye video on Winds. (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMyBheIn2DA ) Students received their Winds Worksheet and Winds Quiz and attached them to pages 25 and 26 of their notebooks.

Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19

Today in class students will complete a foldable on global wind belts and calm regions, which will be glued in on page 23 of their notebook (sample shown below). Following this activity, students will begin learning about precipitation and cloud formation. The PowerPoint is attached below, along with the guided notes students will complete and attach to page 24. Most of the notes from the PowerPoint will be completed on Tuesday. Tuesday there is also a Pop Quiz on winds. There will be a test on Friday covering all material from Chapter 2. Study guide is attached below!

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Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15

Thursday and Friday we will be learning about winds, including global wind patterns, convection currents, calm regions, local winds, and monsoons. The Teacher PowerPoint is attached below. Please note there are a variety of video clips embedded within the PowerPoint to help with understanding of the content! The guided notes that should be completed and taped in on page 20 (pgs 1/2) and page 22 (pg 3) are also attached below. The wind patterns color worksheet was also completed in class and the globe should be cut out and colored and taped in on page 21. A sample is shown below as well. Friday students should read the Winds Reading Passage and complete the Winds Worksheet below and turn in the Winds Worksheet on Monday.


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Wednesday, November 13

Today in class students completed test corrections from yesterday's test (on page 18 of their notebook with the scantron from the test attached), continued working on the Chapter 2 outline notes, and had an announced notebook check. Following the notebook check students completed notes on air pressure and watched a demonstration on how air pressure can suck an egg into a glass jar. PowerPoint notes are attached below, along with the worksheet students filled out and taped in on page 19 of their notebook.


Tuesday, November 12

Today students will take the Chapter 1 test on Weather and Atmosphere. Once the test is completed, students will work on an outline, previewing Chapter 2. The outline is attached below and students completed this using the textbook. This gets taped in on page 17 of the notebook.


Friday, November 8

Today students completed a foldable on human effects on the atmosphere (taped in on page 15 of their notebook) and a worksheet on the greenhouse effect (taped in on page 16 of their notebook, attached below. Reminder: Test is next Tuesday! Study guide is attached below!



Thursday, November 7

Today in class students will complete the guided notes for section 1.4 (human effects on the atmosphere).

Wednesday, November 6

Today in class students learned about the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect, and began to learn about human effects on the atmosphere. The PowerPoint notes for both are attached below, along with the graphic organizer key that goes along with section 1.3 (this goes on page 11 of the notebook) and the guided notes that go along with section 1.4 (this goes on page 12). Students watched Brainpop videos on Atmosphere and Ozone Layer as a review.


Tuesday, November 5

Today students participated in a guidance lesson in science, led by Mrs. Fulcher. The remainder of the class students worked on the layers of the atmosphere foldable. This is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.

Monday, November 4

Today students completed a sketch of the layers of the atmosphere on page 10. Attached are graphics that should be drawn in to represent what occurs in each layer, and a sample of page 10 is shown below. Students also began creating a foldable incorporating all layers of the atmosphere. This will be continued in class tomorrow. Students were assigned the Layers of the Atmosphere project today. Instructions are below and the project is due Monday, November 25.

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Thursday, October 31

Today students completed a brief quiz on the water cycle and then completed a graphic organizer on the layers of the atmosphere on page 8 of their notebook. Graphic organizer attached below.


Wednesday, October 30

Today students continued learning about heat transfer (radiation, conduction, and convection), and began learning about the different layers of the atmosphere. Tomorrow there is a brief quiz on pages 1-7 of the student notebook (not including layers of the atmosphere). This is all review from last year with very little new information. Layers of the atmosphere PowerPoint is attached below.


Tuesday, October 29

Today students will learn about radiation, conduction, and convection. Students will create a foldable on page 4 as we go through the PowerPoint (attached below), and then recreate the last slide of the PowerPoint on page 6 showing the transfer of energy in the atmosphere. Students will complete the Heat Transfer worksheet (attached below) and turn it in tomorrow. It will be glued in on page 5 once it is returned. Sample pages for 4-6 are shown below.

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Monday, October 28

Today we will start our new unit, Weather and Atmosphere! Students will begin by setting up their new notebook section and they will create a density vocabulary foldable, a pie chart of components of the atmosphere, and an illustration of the water cycle. The PowerPoint for today's notes is attached below, and a sample of notebook pages 1, 2, and 3 are shown below.

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Tuesday, October 22 through Friday, October 25

Tuesday and Wednesday students will be presenting their Rube Goldberg devices. As a reminder, the instructions and rubric are attached below.


Monday, October 21

Today in class students will receive their energy post-tests. Students will fill out their student progress data trackers and complete test corrections on the items they missed.
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO GET THEIR TEST SIGNED AND RETURN IT TO ME BY TOMORROW. ANY STUDENT WHO RECEIVED A GRADE OF BELOW 77 IS REQUIRED TO FILL OUT EITHER A REQUEST TO RETEST OR DECLINE TO RETEST FORM AND SUBMIT IT WITH THEIR SIGNED TEST. All students came home this evening with their scantron sheet- questions from the test are attached below for you to review with your child.


Friday, October 18

Today in class students will work with the Chromebooks to research their Rube Goldberg projects. PROJECTS ARE DUE NEXT TUESDAY AND THIS IS THE LAST DAY STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO WORK ON THEIR PROJECTS IN CLASS!!

Thursday, October 17

Today in class we had a mini-lesson on Google Drive and Google Docs using the Chromebooks. Following the lesson, students worked on their Rube Golbdberg projects and research.

Wednesday, October 16

Today students went on a field trip to the Renaissance Festival. We had 30 minute classes today so we watched Bill Nye: Simple Machines. You can find this video on YouTube if you missed class today.

Tuesday, October 15

Today in class students completed the energy unit post test.

Monday, October 14

Today in class students completed the study guide for tomorrow's unit test. The key to the study guide is attached below. Tomorrow's unit test will cover the entire energy unit and will be 40 multiple choice questions. Following the unit test, students will turn in their notebooks for a notebook check. The rubric for the notebook check is also attached below.



Friday, October 11

Today in class students completed a foldable on types of levers on page 22 of the energy section. A sample is shown below.
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Thursday, October 10

Today in class students will work with the Chromebooks to complete a Webquest on simple machines, using www.edheads.com. The Webquest will be turned in for a grade, and a copy of the worksheet is attached below.


Wednesday, October 9

Today in class students will begin their introduction to simple machines. Students will create a graphic organizer (pg 20 of the energy section, sample page below) and fill it in as we go through an interactive PowerPoint (attached below) and Brainpop video clips. We will watch all simple machines Brainpop video clips.

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Tuesday, October 8

Today in class we took a brief ten question quiz on circuits. After the quiz, students worked with the Chromebooks to complete a Rube Goldberg scavenger hunt that should help them begin researching for their projects. A copy of the scavenger hunt is below, and should be taped on page 17. If students did not finish, they will be given the opportunity to complete this activity on Thursday after the completion of their classwork. This assignment will need to be completed by Friday.


Monday, October 7

Today in class students completed an online circuits lab. Students can google "Blobz guide to circuits" and complete the online tutorial, activities, and quizzes. This will prepare you for tomorrow's circuits quiz. Circuits quiz tomorrow!

Friday, October 4

Today in class students completed a lab on circuits in 4th and 5th blocks. This is a classwork grade for 4th and 5th.
If students were absent, they do not need to make this up. 1st and 3rd blocks completed the interactive circuits powerpoint attached below.


Thursday, October 3

Today in class we discussed circuits. We completed a graphic organizer and students in 1st and 3rd blocks watched Bill Nye: Electric Circuits. Students completed the "In the Circuit" worksheet (attached below) on page 14 and the circuits graphic organizer on page 15. A sample of the notebook pages are shown below.

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Wednesday, October 2

Today in class we completed a brief quiz on work, power, and energy. After the quiz, students completed a visual vocabulary foldable (to be glued in on page 13). The Powerpoint slide with the terms, definitions, and pictures are attached below, and a sample of the foldable on page 13 is shown below as well.

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Today we completed our discussion on transfer of energy. We completed guided notes (attached below, and should be glued in on pg 10) and created a graphic organizer on page 11 illustrating at least three forms of energy transfer (sample page shown below- everyone's will be different). Students were also given a worksheet (attached below) to complete for homework, which will act as a study guide for tomorrow's brief quiz on work, energy, and power. This worksheet will be turned in tomorrow for a grade. ALSO, PLEASE SEE THE TOP OF THIS PAGE- STUDENTS WERE GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS AND RUBRICS TO THE FIRST QUARTER PROJECT!!

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Monday, September 30

Today we completed the practice word problems for work, energy, and power. A copy of the problems along with the answers can be found below on Friday's Physics Ch4 Notes, and a sample of today's notebook pages is shown below. Students were given the worksheet: Kinetic vs Potential Energy (attached, and should be glued in on page 9) to complete for homework. Attached copy is difficult to read- there are plenty of copies available in my room if students need another.
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Friday, September 27

Today is class we completed notes on work, power, and energy. We applied the formulas we learned about yesterday to word problems. We will continue working on these word problems next week. (Any slide that is labeled "Practice Problems" will be completed and reviewed in class on Monday.) Class notes are attached. Students were responsible for writing the information highlighted in red in their notebooks on pages 5 and 6 of their energy section (sample notebook pages also shown below).

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Thursday, September 26

Today we reviewed the energy concepts from yesterday and began completing a foldable (page 4 of energy section) for all the formulas we will use in the energy unit. Samples of the foldable (outside and inside) are attached below:
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Wednesday, September 25

Today we completed the Discovery Education virtual lab, Knock the Pin to Win and completed a DE reading passage, "The Universe has Potential". We watched the Brainpop videos Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy and then completed a Graphic Organizer on Energy (pg 3 of Energy section). Attached is a printable version of the graphic organizer, and a sample of a completed one.

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Tuesday, September 24

Today we will begin our new unit on Energy. We will start by setting up our new section in our notebook and defining the following vocabulary terms on pages 1 and 2:
Energy, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mechanical Energy,Chemical Energy, Thermal (heat) Energy, Radiant (light) energy, Nuclear Energy, Electrical Energy, Electrical Energy, Sound Energy, Work, Temperature, Joule, Watt, Law of Conservation of Energy, Power, Gravitational Potential Energy
After the introductory vocabulary, students will brainstorm as a class to define energy. After, we will watch two video clips introducing the concept of kinetic and potential energy and then read a brief passage to discuss in their groups.


Monday, September 23

Today students will review Friday's unit test and chart their growth from the pre-test to the post-test. Students will have the opportunity to catch up on missing assignments and update their student data folders. We will take a pre-test on Energy and begin to complete vocabulary for the new unit. ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO GET THEIR TEST SIGNED AND RETURN IT TO ME BY TOMORROW. ANY STUDENT WHO RECEIVED A GRADE OF BELOW 77 IS REQUIRED TO FILL OUT EITHER A REQUEST TO RETEST OR DECLINE TO RETEST FORM AND SUBMIT IT WITH THEIR SIGNED TEST. All students came home this evening with their scantron sheet- questions from the test are attached below for you to review with your child.


Friday, September 20

Today students will complete the Forces & Motion Unit Test, which will be mostly multiple choice with one constructed response question.

Thursday, September 19

Today in class we will complete a review for tomorrow's unit test. Students will work in groups of four and rotate around a variety of stations that will review vocabulary, formulas, and applications to concepts. TOMORROW IS THE FORCES & MOTION UNIT TEST!

Wednesday, September 18

Today in class we will finish the guided notes from yesterday and I will conduct a demonstration illustrating density. After completing the notes, students will watch the Bill Nye video: friction and answer worksheet questions to go along with the video. Students who missed today will not be responsible for making up this activity.

Tuesday, September 17

Today in class I returned and reviewed yesterday's quiz on Newton's laws, and we discussed study skills and strategies. We started a new set of guided notes- Gravity, Friction, and Pressure. We completed the slides up to the formula for pressure. I conducted demonstrations illustrating friction and gravity, as well as air resistance. Teacher notes for today and tomorrow are attached below.



Monday, September 16

Today we will review Newton's laws and take a brief quiz (vocabulary and word problems). After the completion of the quiz, students will create a foldable where they will label the three Newton's laws on the front, and inside they will describe the law and write and illustrate an example of each. This will be due in class tomorrow. Study guide for Friday's unit test:



Friday, September 13

Today we will wrap up our study of Newton's Laws by completing the guided notes on Newton's Third Law. We will watch a short video clip (science360.com- search NFL and Newton's Third Law) and I will conduct two demonstrations: one with a balloon and one with rolling chairs, to demonstrate action/reaction force pairs. Students should prepare themselves for a quick quiz on Monday covering all notes from this week. It will be a short vocabulary quiz with a few math problems incorporating the formulas for acceleration, force, and momentum.

Thursday, September 12

Today we will continue learning about Newton's Laws, completing Newton's Second Law. We will watch two short video clips (embedded in the powerpoint presentation Newton's Laws Teacher Notes below), and I will conduct a demonstration with a water bucket to illustrate the concept of centripetal force. Students will work in groups to complete math problems on speed and acceleration (attached below). The worksheet should be completed for homework and is due tomorrow at the beginning of class (Speed #s 1-6, all Acceleration #s).


Wednesday, September 11

Today we will continue our Newton's Laws guided notes. We will complete notes through the end of Newton's First Law, stopping at the slide before Newton's Second Law. I will conduct a demonstration with an egg to illustrate the law of inertia, and students will continue working on their acceleration lab.

Tuesday, September 10

Today we will begin learning about acceleration and force. Students will watch Brainpop- Acceleration and Brainpop- Force, and we will complete the guided notes up until the Newton's First Law slide. The notes attached below (Newton's Laws) will be for the entire week and each day we will cover a portion of them, accompanied with a variety of labs and activities. Once we complete the notes for today, students will work in groups to complete the acceleration lab (also attached below).



Monday, September 9

Today we will review returned classwork and quizzes from last week, and review the concept of speed. Students will work in groups to complete the distance-time graph worksheet we started on Friday. This is due as a classwork grade by tomorrow if it isn't finished in class today.

Friday, September 6

Today we will review and complete a brief quiz on speed, motion, and position. We will begin working as a class a distance/time graphing activity that we will complete on Monday. Students should complete the table at the top of the first attachment below. The rest of the worksheet and all of Attachment 2 will be completed Monday.



Thursday, September 5

Today we will complete our Motion and Speed guided notes and students will practice speed word problems. Students will work in groups to complete the activity: Road Trip (worksheet attached below). If students do not finish this worksheet, they will need to complete for homework- due Friday. Students also need to study their guided notes and be prepared for a brief quiz on Friday.


Wednesday, September 4

Today we will begin our physics unit! We will begin by taking a brief Forces and Motion pre-test. We will watch a 3 minute video, ESPN Sports Science: The Speed of Softball, and then begin our guided notes for this section. Teacher notes and link to video clip are attached below.
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9282901


Tuesday, September 3

Today we will review the scientific method and complete a group activity called The Simpsons Scientific Method. Following the group activity, students will take a brief pop quiz on the scientific method.


Friday, August 30

Today we will complete a lab using gummy bears to complete our understanding of the scientific method. Students will complete a lab sheet and this will be their first graded classwork assignment of the quarter.

Thursday, August 29

Today we will review the scientific method and begin to learn about independent and dependent variables. We will complete a foldable on the scientific method and we will complete notes on variables.



Wednesday, August 28

Today we will start class by setting up our interactive student notebooks. Then students will begin learning about the scientific method. This should just be a review from previous years and is something we will study throughout the course of the school year. Students should understand the flow of the scientific method and how it applies to problem solving.


Tuesday, August 27

Today students will complete a Multiple Intelligences Survey to help us both better understand how they learn. Students will review procedures and set up student work folders to be kept in the classroom. Expectations and Procedures sheets are due (signed by parents/guardians) tomorrow, along with your 5-subject spiral notebook with plastic cover.


Monday, August 26

Welcome to 7th grade! Today students will review expectations and procedures for my class and fill out information sheets. Expectations and procedures sheets are attached below. These need to be signed by parents/guardians and returned by Wednesday.