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Welcome to Mr. Wahlstrom's science class agenda page. Each day, I will post my lesson plan on this page including the homework and other relevant notes. Because I teach from this page in class, students and parents are encouraged to review it regularly for homework, updates on what's going on in class, and as a tool to keep in touch if illness strikes... From time to time I will edit out older work and save it in the "Class Agenda and Homework Archive" located in the handout folder. Look for it there. __________________________________________________________________________ Class materials required of all students: - Notebook dedicated to science and folder dedicated to science for handouts. OR - three ring binder dedicated to science with blank paper and room for handouts. Thursday, March 23, 2017 Day 1 WIN Thursday, grade 7 Grade 8 agenda: Review of Video Worksheet thus far. The K-T Boundary Activity: Converting size Grade 7 agenda: Short classes: experimental design workshop - Identify Independent variable - identify dependent variable - list controlled variables on board methods of control - table of variables and controls (Share with class) Experimental procedure/protocols Make a neat and professional data table to collect time and temperature data in lab. Prepare for 30 minutes of time/temp. data. Identification of variables Listing of controlled variables and controls Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Day 6 Specials swap: Grade 7 agenda: Pass back and go over quiz: Heat and thermal energy. SLANT: Question: - Which cup will keep a hot beverage warm the longest? Experimental Design Steps: - Identify cups for testing. - Discuss variables - independent - dependent - controls - method of control Identify variables - small group workshop - independent - dependent - controls For each controlled variable, identify a "method of control" Homework: Prepare a formal HW assignment which summarizes the variables in this experiment based on your small group discussion. Include method of control for each controlled variable. Grade 8 agenda: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Collect Readworks. SLANT: A Brief History of Life on Earth Extinction: NOVA Video and Worksheet Homework: Expect a very short quiz on the "big ideas" of the slideshow and notes covered today. Grade 7 Agenda: Monday, March 20, 2017 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Heat and thermal energy quiz. Homework: Read and outline Conductors, Insulators, and Specific Heat Grade 8 Agenda: Evidence of Evolution quiz March 17, 2017 Day 3 Special switch for meeting requirements. Grade 8 agenda: In preparation for quiz Monday we will: Finish PowerPoint discussing embryology and DNA evidence. Review homologous structures, vestigial structures and fossils Look at an overview of dating and complete an example Homework: Quiz Monday per study guide given. Grade 7 agenda: In preparation for quiz Monday we will: Review convection conduction radiation Review convection cells such as in sea breezes and land breezes watch video on topic Homework: Quiz Monday per study guide given. March 16, 2017 Day 2 Science - Grade 7 agenda: Notebook check: - insulators and conductors notes? - sea breeze/land breeze diagrams? Check completion of convection, conduction, and radiation practice sheet small group reflective correction Whole class sharing of responses Sea breeze in land breeze working groups. - Compare diagrams - identify relative differences - formulate questions for clarification Whole class discussion. Study guide: temperature, thermal energy, and heat transfer quiz Monday Grade 8 agenda: Collect radiometric dating homework Pass out DNA analysis worksheet. - Model Nova evolution lab - complete DNA mission for tomorrow. Pass back missions 1 and 2. Homework: completion of mission 3, the DNA lab is expected. Study guide: Evolution and the evidence for it. Sci-Tech Grade 7 Agenda: Grade 7 - Copy definitions of body systems and related organs from master list (on SmartBoard). This will be subject of a quiz on Monday. In Human Body System textbooks, read sections (Chapt 1, sect 1 and 2) about the skeletal and muscular system Use chapter outline format to outline the sections that describe how the skeletal and muscular systems work together to allow the body to move. Homework - Find three websites that describe how the skeletal and muscular systems work together to allow for movement, write the URLs in their notebook and an explanation of which is the best and why. Sci-Tech Grade 8 Agenda: Seasons model is now due on Monday. After-school help with project still available today. Students will watch "The Mind's Big Bang" in Mr. Wahlstrom's room. Worksheet to be completed in class. March 14 & 15 Snow. No school. March 13, 2017 Day 1 Schedule Swap. Grade 8 Agenda: Radiometric dating: -Brainpop -Associated worksheets Homework: Complete the radiometric dating worksheet and activity passed out in class for tomorrow. As time permits: Collect: Review of Mission 1 and 2 Packets DNA Practice Exercise -ppt of phylogenetic trees Radiometric dating: -Brainpop -Associated worksheets Embryology and DNA Grade 7 Agenda: Convection Notes Thermal Expansion, Conduction Conductors and insulators Homework: Complete convection, conduction, radiation practice worksheet and research challenge for tomorrow. Friday, March 10, 2017 Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: SLANT: Conduction Radiation Convection Thermal conductivity Thermal Expansion Homework: Heat, Energy, and Bicycling in New York City RC Due Monday Markup Reading Complete Questions in Google Forms - Quiz link emailed. Complete Open response Questions in Google Classroom Assignment Paper version available Grade 8 Agenda: Evolution Lab 1 & 2 - complete in class, finish at home as needed including worksheets. Thursday, March 9, 2017 Day 5 STEAM No Classes Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over Particles, Temperature, and Thermal Energy Quiz Check HW Completion: SLANT: Conduction, Convection, Radiation - demonstrations and notes Homework: Pass back Energy RC either Everyday Energy or Free Transfer Self Correct Energy RC for Thursday. Bring to class with corrections clearly marked in a different color. Answer key shared - check gmail or shared drive. Grade 8 Agenda: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: SLANT: Vestigial structures - PPT and notes. Great Transformations, Video and wksht. Discussion Groups - video wksht questions: Homework: Whales may have evolved from... Due Thursday. WIN Grade 7 agenda: Particles, Temperature, and Thermal Energy Quiz Heat - Reading and worksheet due tomorrow. Monday, March 6, 2017 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Collect peer review forms - energy skate-park questions Temperature - pre-quiz and Brainpop Quiz: particles, temperature, thermal energy tomorrow. - Review quiz study guide. Heat: Read and Take Notes Text reading Workshop - small group - Read text - group responses Discuss Pass back Readworks: Homework: Quiz tomorrow Grade 8 Agenda: SLANT: Homologous and Vestigial structures: Homework: Complete Human Skeletal Structure Worksheet for Tomorrow. Great Transformations: -video -worksheet -stop and discuss as appropriate Friday, March 3, 2017, Day 1 Complete fossil lab. The Lost World Due Saturday, no later than midnight. Late submissions will be marked as such. SLANT: Homologous Structures. Homework: Complete "The Lost World" in Google Classroom no later than Sat. midnight Grade 7 Agenda: Collect peer review forms - energy skate-park questions States of Matter Redux: Completion of worksheet and class share. HW Check, Temperature and Thermal Energy wksht. SLANT: Temperature and Thermal Energy Powerpoint No Homework Thursday, March 2, 2017 Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: SLANT: Particles of Matter - Atoms, Elements - Diagram/model an atom - Parts of atoms and their properties - protons, + charge, 1amu - neutrons 0 charge, 1amu - electrons, 1 charge, 0 amu - Molecules, Compounds - 2 or more elements - atoms bond - new particle called molecule - totally new substance, new properties Exploring How Temperature Affects Particles of Matter PhET Simulation and Worksheet: Discuss Results: Homework: Read Temperature and Thermal Energy and complete worksheet. Grade 8 agenda: Homework Check: Clues About Evolution Exploring fossils: Lab stations - Station Number - Examine and Describe - What do you think these fossils are from? Discuss & Describe the Environment: Small group discussion: Homework: In Google Classroom Complete a creative description of the world these fossils came from. One paragraph in length. Base your description on the evidence examined in class. SLANT: Fossils PowerPoint: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Share reactions to video. Small group video discussion -worksheet Clues About Evolution: Summarize the sections on Fossils and Determining Age. Identify 5 lines of evidence that support the scientific theory of evolution. - Explain what the evidence is. Use examples where appropriate. - identify what it shows/can be learned or inferred from it - Form one question for each type of evidence that can help us explore it more fully in class. Homework: Reading and summary of Clues About Evolution due Tomorrow in your science notebook. Grade 7 agenda: Review of Atoms homework: Discuss responses. Atom Builder Make a table of atoms that are stable and electrically neutral. At least ten elements. Element, Number of Protons, Number of Electrons, Number of Neutrons Homework: Due tomorrow. Temperature and Thermal Energy, Read and Take Notes Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: PhET Energy Skatepark - response review. -share with peer -review using worksheet. -Edit as necessary. -Turn in peer review worksheets for credit. Make corrections: Turn in final draft for grading. Homework: Reading - Atoms Around Us and discussion questions. Grade 8 Agenda: Collect Homework - evaluate Video: Watch and complete front sheet. Small group discussion: Reflection questions - draft responses. Class share: Monday, February 27th, 2017 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: Pass back... Evolution and Natural selection Vocabulary Quiz - make-ups Evolutionary Arms Race: -video -discussion Homework: Tuberculosis reading and questions due tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over "Do Your Work" quiz - make-ups Google Classroom: Go over KE-PE graphing assignment. Discuss questions. Google Classroom Check - Check grading on the KE-PE Graphing assignment. Homework: Google Classroom: KE-PE Transformations Thursday, February 16th, 2017 Day 1 Grade 8 agenda: Brief review of Google classroom, advise students of work not turned in. Pass back Naturally Selected to Survive. A quiz tomorrow related to evolution and natural selection vocabulary and concepts: Assume there will be no word banks No notes. Darwin's Dangerous Idea: HIV and tuberculosis. Grade 7 agenda: Short work quiz Pass back How Soccer Can Help Understand Physics Student grouping to review responses. Line dance format Ring around the Rosie format Students to make corrections to multiple-choice Read and compare open response Identify answer, evidence, and explanation Find ideal quote to support open response Class Review of responses. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back PE versus Speed graph - review Missing work: email sent. SLANT: Do Your Work - Powerpoint Review of homework: - desk check - discussion of questions - review of calculations examples Work Quiz:open notes. Homework: Check powerschool and email for missing work notices. Mak up missing work tonight. Tomorrow, all student must have "What soccer can..." For tomorrow: Pass back "What Soccer can..." Workshops - review responses. Correct as group. All open responses: -TTQA -Identify exactly what question asks. -Answer (all parts) -Add evidence - quote -Depth of response - Did I fully respond? Review annotations: Identify specific passages and label by question. Grade 8 agenda: Group review of graphs. Regroup and share responses to questions: Class discussion: review wrap-up questions Google classroom: formal wrap up due tomorrow before school. Darwin's Dangerous Idea HIV and Evolution Monday, February 13, 2017 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Missing Work: - List students - emailed home - due tomorrow Darwin's dangerous idea - if you missed school - emailed home. Rock Pocket Mouse Activity The making of the Fittest Video Student Grouping Completion of Activity Homework: Complete "Mouse Packet" for tomorrow. Google classroom wrap up due Wednesday by midnight. Grade 7 Agenda: Missing Work - notification and corrective action Work Brainpop and Worksheet A Bit-O-Work Read and take notes, handout. Homework: completion due tomorrow in class. Friday, February 10, 2017 Day 4 2 Hour Delay Day Schedule AM Block - 120 minutes - 40 minute periods. 10:25 - 11:09 11:09 - 11:53 11:53 - 12:35 PM Block - 105 minutes - 33 minute periods. 1:05 - 1:40 1:40 - 2:15 2:15 - 2:50 Grade 7 Agenda: Collect Conservation of Energy Lab Reports Calculating KE vs PE and graphing in spreadsheet. Accept invitation to new class. Create data tables Finish graphs and turn in over weekend. Homework: Spreadsheet graph due Monday. Grade 8 agenda: Collect readworks Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Part 3 Video and worksheet - Complete in class. Peer Review of Questions & Response side. class share and discussion. Thursday, February 9, 2017 Day 4 Snow - school cancelled. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Day 3 Expected cancellation for tomorrow due to forecast snow event. Grade 8 agenda: Pass back Natural selection Vocabulary Quiz Class share of correct responses. Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Part 3 Video and worksheet - Complete in class. Naturally Selected to Survive due Friday. I will be grading the article for evidence of annotation. All open response questions must include: - TTQA - Evidence from the passage in support of your answer. Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back graphs, go over grading. Calculations and Wrap up of PE Car Lab - due end of class. - Go over sample calculations - Time to complete in class. Homework: If unable to finish in class, Car Lab wrap up due tomorrow! Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Cancelled due to weather. Monday, February 6, 2017 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Bouncy Ball Conservation of Energy Lab Peer Review Process- Check calculation Lab Wrap Up: Read "Energy Transformations handout. Complete lab wrap up for tomorrow as instructed on the lab worksheet. Deliverable: Worksheet with data. Calculations on separate sheet for Initial PE and Final PE Wrap Up - prepared as a formal HW assignment. Grade 8 Agenda: Go over and discuss Evolution in Action "game" Evolution vocabulary study - HW check Vocabulary of Evolution Comprehension quiz Darwin's dangerous Idea Part 3 Video and Worksheet Worksheet due tomorrow... Friday, February 3, 2017 Day 1 Grade 8 agenda: Pass back and go over Heredity Test. Make - ups... Theories of Evolution RC quiz - pass back and go over... Evolution in action - C-lab http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/evolution-action.html# Homework: Evolution vocabulary study due Monday. finish Evolution in Action as Needed Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over KE/PE and Conservation of Energy Practice SLANT: Collect Graphs Conversion between Potential energy and Kinetic energy - PE to KE - KE to PE - Examples How this looks on a graph. Conservation of Energy Friction How this looks on a graph. Conservation of Energy Lab Thursday, February 2, 2017, Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: Collect KE-PE worksheet Computer Lab: - Finish spreadsheet as necessary. - Copy data into notebook from “data table.” - Use data table in spreadsheet to produce a graph in the spreadsheet: - Highlight both columns - Insert chart - Find “Chart Types” tab and click – select a “Scatter Plot” - Click small triangle in upper left corner of graph. Choose “Advanced Edit.” - Change chart title as desired. - Scroll down to Horizontal Axis and type a name with units. - Change this to “Vertical” axis and name this with units. Once satisfied, Turn It In. Homework: Due Friday Complete Paper graph of data for homework: -Use graph paper -Start lightly in pencil – “draft mode” -Draw X and Y axis’. Try to use about 2/3 to ¾ of paper. -Scale axis evenly, both can start at zero. -Label both axis’ and include units. -Plot carefully, check accuracy -Make a small table with the data in lower right or upper left. -Give graph an appropriate title -Place your name neatly in lower left corner with date -Use color, decorative elements to darken and make appealing -Use a ruler and best penmanship – grading includes neatness Grade 8 Agenda: Natural Selection Brainpop: - what is a "selective pressure?" - Selective pressure Worksheet. SLANT: Adaptations and Fitness Homework: Natural Selection Word Study due tomorrow: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Day 5 2 Hour Delay Day Schedule Grade 8 agenda: Collect Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Continued Powerpoint and notes: Read and Take Notes out SLANT Five Principles of natural selection continued. Homework: Evolution and Natural selection Unit Word Study due tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over KE calculation worksheet. Examples on Board Homework: none Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Check, collect KE calculation for spot assessment Hand back graphs of Speed vs Slope Review criteria ruler, neatness title, axis labels, units even and correct scale plotting Finish spreadsheet calculations as needed. Make Data table on spreadsheet - PE, Speed - Graph by hand. - Extension, graph on spreadsheet. Soccer and Physics RC due Wednesday Grade 8 Agenda: Check Theories of Evolution T&TN SLANT - Natural Selection Powerpoint Darwin's Dangerous Idea due tomorrow. time to complete in class as available. Monday, January 30, 2017 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: Homework: Darwin's Dangerous Idea due Wednesday, Feb. 1st -handout -email sent with handout and video link -video to be shown at lunch tomorrow 12:35, bring bagged lunch. Ideas About Evolution - RC homework and quiz Make ups at lunch today. Go Over Theories of Evolution HW SLANT: Ideas about Evolution R&TN due Tomorrow -handout -class time to work Grade 7 Agenda: Regrouping Seating Plan Pass back and go over What is energy RC Quiz Readworks: How soccer can help us understand physics. Calculating Kinetic Energy Friday, January 27, 2017 Day 2 Schedule swap, special swap Grade 8 mid-term until; 11:45 WIN GRade 7 Agenda: Switch rooms with Mr. Purcell Data Entry, Add information to GPE Car Lab Spreadsheet Program to calculate average speed for each of 5 notches. Turn In Homework: Graph GPE versus Average speed for five notches Do not add line of best fit. Thursday, January 26, 2017 Day 1 Half day, no grade 7 Grade 8 Agenda: Theories about evolution Use HW for RC Quiz, 10 minutes Review of Worksheet Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Math Exam tomorrow - No Homework, Study Math! Monday, January 23, 2017 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Pass back: - polar bear hw - Genetics after Mendel RC Quiz Heredity and Genetics test tomorrow: -students questions Darwin's Dangerous Idea Grade 7 Agenda: Potential Energy Lab Operating CPO Timer - positioning - operation - measuring the distance for determining speed. - make a data table - Header name, team members, distance measured to photogate - Data Notch (3, 7, 11, 15, 19) Trial (1 through 5 for each notch) Time - Run trials - record times - after five, identify any outliers and re-run Correct/finish Spreadsheets for homework Friday, January 20th, 2017 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Prep car lab: - spreadsheet completion - finish ramp measurement as needed. Spreadsheet - Due Saturday at midnight For Monday - preview! Car Lab - Calculate PE for each notch. - Operation and setup of CPO timer. - 5 runs each notch. - measure at notches 3, 7, 11, 15, 19 - record time for each run. - finish Ramp measurement as needed. Grade 8 Agenda: Review Session - Heredity Test Tuesday - student questions - Open Response write-around Time to finish homework or study as needed. Thursday, January 19, 2017 Day 3 Substitute Teacher Today, Mr. Wahlstrom is out. Grade 8 Agenda: Prepare Questions and notes for study - Heredity Test next Tuesday. Three questions for Clarification about Test Theories of Evolution - Read and Take Notes due Monday. Grade 7 Agenda: Car and Ramp Project. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Measuring Height: - Car at top of ramp. - Car at bottom of ramp. - Difference in Height. Setting up and operating the CPO Timer. Grade 8 Agenda: Check and go over Vocabulary Study Guide Worksheet Test Study Guide: Test next Wednesday, January 25th. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Day 1 Pedigree analysis. Using and example to introduce pedigrees. Pedigree Worksheet - Practicing with Pedigrees. Homework: Vocabulary Self Check and study Aid - complete for tomorrow using notes and other resources from class. Grade 7 Agenda: Check and go over Calculating Potential energy worksheet Calculating the potential energy of a car on a ramp. - mass of car (kg) - height of car (m) - g = 9.8 m/s2 Calculate for five notches. - note height is difference between top and bottom of ramp. Collect data and calculate for tomorrow. Groups - 1 through 6 Friday, January 13, 2017 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: 10:05 to Forms of Energy Kinetic energy Effects of mass and speed. Equation Potential Energy Stored energy Gravitational Potential Effects of mass and height Equation GPe Practice worksheet - due Tuesday in class. Grade 8 agenda: Thursday, January 12, 2017 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Chapter Outline Comprehension Quiz Genetics Since Mendel - Direct Instruction and Notes Through Chromosomal Disorders Chromosomal Disorders Independent Research - Due Monday. Google Classroom Grade 7 Agenda: Check and discuss Video Worksheet SLANT: Energy and Energy Transformations. Definition of Energy Forms of Energy Kinetic energy Effects of mass and speed. Equation Potential Energy Stored energy Gravitational Potential Effects of mass and height Equation Other Forms of Energy Thermal - friction Radiant Energy - light - X-rays - UV Rays Atom Basics - Diagram atom - Atoms Combine, molecules Chemical - food - Fuels Electrical Energy - flow of electrons Nuclear Energy - Stored in Nucleus - radioactive elements - nuclear power (fission) - Sun (fusion) Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Power Surge - Nova Video Watch video and complete worksheet. Fill in any unfinished portions for tomorrow based on what you saw during the video. Direct link to You Tube Version of video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjH6ywrFBW4 Grade 8 Agenda: Complete a Chapter Outline Genetics Since Mendel No HW passes accepted - due tomorrow. The chapter has been Emailed to each student. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: How might genes affect the size, health, reproductive success, of an animal? - Chalk Talk Winter Rye - the experiment. Polar Bears Losing Weight - RC due tomorrow. Finish your poster as needed: WIN - 11:45 to 12:35 Grade 7 agenda: Comprehension Quiz Pass back go over Graph Interpretation Quiz Grade 7 agenda:Monday, January 9, 2017 Day 2 1st period special switch. Grade 7 agenda: Collect graphs from car lab activity. What is energy? due tomorrow. Work on in class... Remediate graph and spreadsheet problems. As time or circumstances permit: Demonstrate setup for using CPO 5 notches, 5 times. Grade 8 Agenda: Critter poster assembly: Final product due tomorrow. Friday, January 6, 2017 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Finish Poster materials. Any materials not finished must be completed at home this weekend. Poster Construction. Complete and pass in Monday. Grade 7 agenda: Open Note Quiz - graph interpretation for slope, speed. Finish graphs of car and ramp data, as needed and pass in Monday. Extension assignment, to be passed out as students finish early: Complete Chapter Outline of "What is energy?" for Tuesday - Required to be in hard copy in class on time. - I will not print chapter outlines for you. - Late/Missing work will receive a written warning. Thursday, January 5, 2017 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: Pass back and Graphs. Pass back 12-1- Graph Interpretation practice: Produce a graph of slope versus speed for the car and ramp data once I have approved your work. Scale to use most of the sheet. Margins, all four sides. Title Axis Labels Units Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Making Critter Babies... Posters Due Tuesday. - Expect other homework over the weekend. - Monday will be an "Assembly Day" for the posters in class. - It is expected most will be finished by class end. - Late work will be penalized. Cooperatively agree on "homework" to prepare for Monday poster assembly. It is the teams responsibility to complete all prep work so assembly is able to be finished on Monday. -color chromosomes -label with alleles -cut out and label back with critter names -make critter babies -prepare Punnett squares, scale to fit poster, cut out. -have all materials read and come to class on time. Grade 7 agenda: Finish Ramp Measurement as needed. Spreadsheet Programming: Graphing Assignment Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: Complete measurement in Average Speed Lab. All team members to fill in data sheet. Spreadsheet Work: - Correct unit for Distance to (cm) - Create a column and program spreadsheet to compute Average Speed (cm/s). - Find averages for each slope "=average(range)" Homework: Make a graph of Slope versus average speed Grade 8 agenda: Complete critter reproduction Thursday, December 22, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: Critter project - Reproduction and Punnett Squares. No Homework Grade 7 Agenda: Collect D-T graph worksheet Average Speed Lab - Intro and Data Collection Average Speed Lab - introduce ramps, equipment - Data Table Requirements (Sample on Board) Header Information: - Notch Number - Height at Top - Base Line Length - Slope - Length of Run Trial Runs - Trial Number - Time Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Pass back and go over Motion Quiz - Calculations. Go over Motion Quiz Online Portion Review and Complete Armando's Ant Worksheet due tomorrow. Set Up Notebooks Record Data for First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth notch Homework: Speed Practice 12-1-2-05 due tomorrow. Grade 8 Agenda: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Chromosome Creation: Partnering Color and fill in chromosome worksheet. (leave whole) Make alleles - color backs and cut out. Data Tables: how to use. Critter reproduction tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: Average Speed from a graph. SLANT: Average Speed from a graph. - total distance divided by total time Graphing Practice: Due tomorrow - Sample Solutions on board Motion Quiz - Review of Results Monday, December 19 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: Check graph - Drawing a "Line of Best Fit" - Is this "direct variation?" Slope: Finding the slope of line. - Rise over Run (Distance over Time - equivalent to S=D/T Calculate Slope on paper and pass in. Graph Practice Worksheet Homework: Graph Practice I due tomorrow Pass back written portion of "Motion Quiz" and go over on board. Review Online portion of motion quiz. Grade 8 agenda: Genetics Quiz Makeups - Recess or after school today. Critter Chromosomes -Check Critter "Planner" Sheet from Day 1 Friday, December 16, 2015 Day 5 Grade 8 with Math, science, and Tech all day. Critter Project Initiation - Day 1 Thursday, December 15, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Graphing Motion Activity: instructions and assignment - due tomorrow Motion Quiz: Online portion and paper problem set. - calculator use is approved - quiet classroom required until last student finished. Grade 8 Agenda: Quiz on Genetics will be tomorrow - apologies for the mix up... Finish chromosomes concepts: Introduce Critter Project - Handout Punnett Practice II due tomorrow. Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Day 3 Specials Switch. Grade 8 agenda: First Period Special Mendel's Challenge - Go over and discuss solution. Chromosome Diagram: go over solutions and discuss. SLANT: Chromosome structure - PowerPoint and Notes Vocabulary and Punnett Square Basics - quiz tomorrow - similar to quiz passed back yesterday. Grade 7 Agenda: Solutions to Speed Problems: Finish Powerpoint: Motion Quiz on Motion terms and problem solving, Friday. Flash cards for terms - make in class. GrAPHING mOTION. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Metric & Measurement Quiz Graded. All make-ups to be completed today (after school, lunch). Finish Motion PowerPoint. Vocabulary Quiz on Unit Terms (Show slide, copy terms) Thursday. Homework: Unit Vocabulary - Flash cards due tomorrow. Speed Problems: Grade 8 Agenda: Pass back and go over Genetics Vocabulary FC Quiz. Superboy - RC Quiz. Staple HW to quiz. A Mendelian Puzzle - Students to collaboratively work on solving a simple puzzle based on Mendel's experiments. - grouping - all students to complete in their own notes: - collaborative work. Review of results. Punnett Practice II? Quiz Announcement? Monday, December 12, 2016 School closed due to weather conditions. Friday, December 9, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Punnett Practice- Introductory Exercise. Similar problems split - check and agree on solutions - be able to explain. Jigsaw - Sit and work with a partner on opposite problems. - whole sheet done - present to class cold call Flash Card Quiz: Superboy due Monday! Grade 7 Agenda: Comprehension Quiz - Google Forms Motion Powerpoint. Homework: Speed Problems - solve and complete in FDSS format. Thursday, December 8, 2016 Day 6 Grade 8 lesson plan: Pass out the article titled “Mutation Creates Superboy" -Complete this is a formal homework assignment in notebooks. -Due in class on Monday, December 12. Pass out the Heredity and Genetics Vocabulary flashcards handout. Briefly read -Flashcards are due tomorrow, December 9. Grade 7 lesson plan: Complete the measurement and metrics system Quiz. Work on “chapter outlines" as time permits.. They have these already started in their notebooks and should be told that they must work quietly and individually. After the entire class is finChapter outline due tomorrow (Dec. 9. Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Check and correct Key Terms and Skills Worksheet Review of Vocabulary: - genotype - phenotype - heterozygous - homozygous Punnett Skills Worksheet. Homework: Punnett Practice I due tomorrow. Grade 7 agenda: Quiz-Test Practice Problems - What do you want help with. -Names by Skill on Board Small Group, Independent Work Chapter Outline work-groups: -Read 1 section - Discuss and agree on Main Idea - Identify 2-4 key details, examples that support main idea. - List, define vocab Next Section, Repeat... Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Introduce "What is motion?" Chapter Outline assignment. Due Friday Take out practice exercises - place on table in front of you for my review. Obtain Chrome Book. Log In and check email for answer key. Sinkers and Floaters - introduction - complete for tomorrow - use class time if available. Metric Measurement Answer key Practice Exercises - Students to check and go over. See me with questions. - Individual/small group Help When finished work on Sinkers and Floaters. Homework: Sinkers and Floater due Tomorrow Measurement and Metric System Quiz-Test Thursday. Chapter Outline - What is Motion? Due Friday. This chapter has been emailed to all students. Grade 8 Agenda: Check/go over Key Terms worksheet: SLANT: Finish Notes as needed. -End on Punnett Square Slide Text Books - Page 132 Alleles and Traits Nomenclature for Alleles Name the trait Identify the first letter of dominant form of the trait - CAPITAL - DOMINANT - lower case - recessive Recall - each individual inherits two copies of a gene for every trait (one from male parent, the other from the female) This combination of genes determine the appearance. - genotype - phenotype - heterozygous - homozygous Examples: Plant Height, tall is dominant over short Pod color, green is dominant over yellow Making Punnett Squares Homework: Complete #'s 13 through 19 of Key terms and Skills Worksheet Monday, December 5, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Herdity CR Comprehension Quiz in Email - 15 unfinished Distribute reminders. SLANT: Mendel and Heredity Powerpoint - a genetics primer Homework: Complete Heredity Key Terms and Skills Worksheet for tomorrow. #1- 12 only Grade 7 agenda: Get out Self Test - finish correcting. Review of Study Guide Completion of Density of Water Wrap up - as needed. Test practice excercises - due tomorrow. Friday, December 2, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Clay and Wax Redux Finding the density of each. 1st Measure Volume of each object. Wax Block - measure Length, Width and Height of Wax Block V - L x W x H Clay Ball - Measure approximate diameter V = 4/3 x pi x r3 2nd Measure Mass of each object 3rd Enter Data into Class Worksheet and compare densities. Pass back and go over Self Test Packet. Measurement Test Study Guide - Next Thursday Grade 8 agenda: Please get out your chapter outlines and leave them open on the desk for me to examine. Be sure your name is on it! Get out your DNA extraction instructions and Word List 1 chrome book per group. You have fifteen minutes to complete the assigned writing activity. Heredity RC Quiz - Complete Google Form from email. DNA Extraction Personal Narrative. Thursday, December 1, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: DNA Extraction Lab Genetics Chapter Outline due tomorrow. Book sign out is an option. chapter (pdf file) has been emailed to all students. - Assignment of Groups - Lab Protocols - Cooperative Work - On task - Tangible use of instructions to follow procedure. - Work within group, no visiting Grade 7 agenda: Density of Water Sharing of class results: SLANT: Density and Floating - What determines whether or not a certain substance "floats" in a particular fluid? - Examining two substances, wax and clay - Prediction, will each object float or sink in water? State reasoning. Study Guide Practice Exercises. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: Collect metric system self-test packet, review for effort and completion. Complete density of water lab. - Set Up Notebook (do now) – Assign groups – instruct students, task oriented independent cooperative work – students to make measurements and collect data working with peers. Fifteen minutes allocated. Homework: Complete Wrap Up using Chrome Books in class and finishing as needed at home - due tomorrow. Study guide, test on Measurement, Metric system and Calculations of volume and density. Test date: Grade 8 agenda Preparation for DNA extraction lab. Time to work on chapter outline as appropriate Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Day 5 Mr. Wahlstrom absent due to illness. Grade 8 Agenda: Students to complete chapter outline on genetics in life's structure and function. Chapter outline is due Friday, December 2nd. Grade 7 agenda: Students to work on completing measurement and metrics system self test. This work is due tomorrow, November 30. Monday, November 28, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Density Lab wrap Up has been graded. Check your grade and comments in google classroom. Extra help finishing the lab is available Wednesday after school. Pass back and go over Greek and Latin Final Test - well done! Finding the Density of a liquid - Lab SLANT: - Procedure - massing liquids - volume of liquid - density calculation. - units Find the density of a sample of water. You will be assigned either 25 ml or 50 ml samples. Lab Notebooks - heading - title (Finding the Density of Water) - record sample size, mass, and volume - calculate density in FDSS format - Conclude with the density of water based on your data. Grade 8 agenda: Collect DNA decode Challenge EC Pass out DNA extraction Lab procedure. Pre-lab activity Tuesday, November 22 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Pass back and go over DNA quiz. SLANT: Interpreting DNA: - DNA sequences are composed of 3 base groups - CODON - each encodes a single amino acid, or a "STOP" - 20 amino acids - combinations of these make proteins. Replication Errors - errors can occur while DNA is copied. - insertion - a base is inserted into the sequence - deletion, a base is deleted from the sequence - substitution, a base is switched in the sequence Worksheet: 20 Amino Acids and Their Codes DNA Decode Challenge - extra credit due Monday, November 28th for those who wish to partake. Grade 7 Agenda: Collection of flash cards for grading. Completion of Density Lab Wrap Up. - this is due Wednesday please. Time in class for completion. Monday, November 22, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Greek and Latin Final Test Flash cards to be alphabetically organized for tomorrow. Finish Density lab Wrap Up in Google Classroom. Grade 8 agenda: Quiz - DNA Basics Return: DNA Basics self quiz Why Humans Can't Live Off Sunlight Matter and Chemistry test No Homework Friday, November 18, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Quiz Monday - DNA Basics -Study Guide SLANT: DNA and The Gene -Powerpoint with discussion and notes. Return: DNA Basics self quiz Why Humans Can't Live Off Sunlight Grade 7 agenda: Prepare a formal HW assignment in Google Classroom. Use the blank document provided and complete the following: Give it a formal heading. Use the following Title: Finding the density of an unknown metal. Answer the following: 1. Prepare a single set of calculations for the density of one sample. -Choose the sample that has a density closest to the average density you calculated. - Show the work to find the volume and the density in FDSS format. 2. What was the average density of the samples you tested? 3. What are the five elements with densities closest to your average? 4. What element do you think these samples are made from? Justify your claim. 5. What could you do to improve your certainty about your answer to number 4? Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: Greek and Latin Final Exam next Monday, November 21st. Lab: What is the identity of an unknown metal? SLANT: - All substances have properties that describe them. - examples include (brainstorm) - Density is a good example of a characteristic property of a substance. - All elements on Periodic Table have a unique density. - By measuring the density of a sample metal, we can identify it. Predictions: In class today are samples of different pieces of the same element. Each is a different size, shape, mass, and volume. Will the density of these samples be the same or different? Explain your thinking. Procedure: Prepare Notebook. - Formal heading - Title: Identifying the Density of an Unknown Element. For each sample, record the following: - sample number. - mass - initial volume (Vi) - final volume (Vf) - be sure to label all units correctly. Do no calculations, just collect data. Grade 8 agenda: The Giving Tree - announcement. SLANT: DNA Basics Thursday, November 10, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Greek and Latin Week 10 Quiz Flash Card Check Grade 8 Agenda: DNA Chapter Outline Comprehension Quiz SLANT DNA Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Day 1 Schedule Switch for Veterans Day Grade 7 agenda: Shortened Classes Pass back and go over G&L Week 9 Quiz G&L Week 10 quiz tomorrow. SLANT Monday, November 7, 2016 Day 6 Schedule Switch Grade 8 agenda: DNA Introduction - Brainpop Quiz Brain pop Movie Self Grade/Correct Quiz Class Review of Quiz Collaborative Worksheet completion Review Chapter Ouline due Thursday Test on Wednesday - Matter and Chemistry Grade 7 agenda: Short Agenda after lunch- MARC Do Now: Density Problem on board: Check Flash cards - G&L Week 10 Displacement Lesson - Brainpop Homework: Density of Solid Objects Worksheet due Wednesday. MARC Friday, November 4, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Chemistry Test on Wednesday. Secret of Photograph 51 Film reflection due Monday. Grade 7 Agenda: Short review of G&L Week 10 words. Flash card check on Monday - bring all flash cards to school. Brainpop Activity Pre-quiz and vocabulary. Video Check quiz and discussion. Compound Density Problems - Two step problems: First determine volume (using FDSS) then determine density (also using FDSS). Worksheet due Monday as needed. Thursday, November 3, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: G&L Week 9 Quiz. Week 10 words - research as time permits. Week 10 definitions due tomorrow. All displacement lab work must be passed in. All Density Lab work must be passed in. Grade 8 agenda: Chemistry study Guide: ~ Review and share Pass back and go over cell review Pass back and go over cell structure review. Flash Cards for Cell structure - Make in class. Short quiz tomorrow based on definitions. VENN Diagram - Plant Cells Versus Animal Cells Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Day 3 Turkey Trot Grade 8 Agenda: Modified Schedule Times: AM Block - 10:05 to 12:35 150 minutes - 3- 50 minute periods. 10:05 - 10:55 10:55 - 11:15 11:45 - 12:35 Electronic Study Session - Google Classroom. Grade 7 Agenda: 1:05 - 1:40 1:40 - 2:15 2:15 - 2:45 Collect Displacement Lab: Density Worksheet - Paired Corrections ~Pair odds with evens. ~students to review and check work with calculators. ~discuss and agree on correct answers. ~Prepare solutions to the "other" problems. ~Pass in for check by me. Homework: Greek and Latin Weeks 1 to 9 quiz tomorrow (Thursday) Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Model of Displacement Lab wrap Up assignment. - due tomorrow, on paper, in class. The case of the floating egg... 2 minute discussion. 5 minute written response: - Why does the egg float in the middle of the container? Support your response with background knowledge, reasoning, and factual observation. SLANT: Density: D=m/v units: - mass - volume liquid, solid - density FDSS Method solutions Worksheet. Homework: Grade 8 Agenda: Missing Work Notices Review for Test: - Vocabulary Storm list as many as you can Vocabulary Round-table ~sit opposite another student(inside outside). ~identify a word on the list to discuss. ~agree on definition. ~write in pencil. ~rotate. - Review of Standards Test next Wednesday. Monday, October 31, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Pass back and go over LOCOM quiz Collect Cell Structure HW - check Final Test Study Guide: Matter and Changes to Matter Paired Discussion and share read assigned section of study guide identify vocabulary relevant to the section and standards share for class discussion. develop master list for study Final Test, Wednesday, November 9th Grade 7 Agenda: Flash card check. Pass back and go over G&L Week 8 Quiz Displacement Lab - Finish measurement as needed. Homework: G&L Week 9 Quiz on Thursday. Prepare a neat and well organized paper that give the volume of these eight objects. The paper must: - have a proper heading and title - be neatly formatted and professionally presented. - be organized by station in numerical order. - identify the object at each station and the measurement tool used. - show the work necessary to find volume in FDSS format. - use appropriate accuracy and units for all measurements. Remember to skip a line or two between each station. Work in black or blue ink, or sharp pencil is acceptable. Due Wednesday. Friday, October 28, 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: Review Greek and Latin Words as needed. Flash cards due Monday: Lab Notebook Preparation Check. - prepare as needed. - groups to lab when ready. Lab expectations. - quiet, on task behavior. - work efficiently and carefully. - stay with partners at lab station. - conserve water, avoid "accidents" Lab Demonstration. - identify and record station number, object name. - use water at station to fill measuring instrument. - record Vi. - slide object into measuring instrument. - record Vf - Drain water back into supply container. - organize station for next team. Students to complete lab as time permits. Grade 8 agenda: Collect Readworks: Why Humans Can’t Live Off Sunlight? Complete Metabolism Presentation. Pass back and review Cell Structure worksheets. Homework: Cell structure Part IV due Monday. Chapter PDF emailed to all students. Textbook sign-out is an option. Thursday, October 27, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Complete the Cell Structure worksheet, Part I and Part II in class. Homework: Why Humans Can’t Live Off Sunlight? All open response require Answers, Evidence, and Explanations (AEE) Grade 7 agenda: Greek and Latin Week 8 Quiz G&L Week 9 Words Flash cards due Monday. Homework: Prepare notebook for lab tomorrow. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back Volume Quiz - Review (Assignment of additional practice as needed. Due Friday.) Review of Displacement Homework. Displacement Lab. Homework: Greek and Latin week 8 Quiz tomorrow. Grade 8 Agenda: Pass back Catabolic/Anabolic HW, Review Review results from Catabolic/Anabolic Quiz SLANT: Energy for Life Powerpoint and Notes: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: Finish Law of Conservation of Mass Quiz Catabolic or Anabolic Comprehension Quiz with Notes Collect Catabolic or Anabolic Pass back LOCOM Lab Wrap Up, Review SLANT: Energy for Life Powerpoint and Notes: Grade 7 agenda: Volume Quiz Data Entry for Volume Lab as students finish. SLANT: Finding volume using displacement: Vo = Vf - Vi Vf, Vi Example Problems: Homework: Displacement Practice Worksheet Monday, October 24, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Check flash cards G&L Wk8 Pass back and go over G&L Quiz 7 G&L Wk8 quiz on Thursday. Check and go over volume of cylinders HW. Short Quiz tomorrow: - finding volume of rectangular solids (formulas provided) - finding volume of graduated cylinders (formulas provided) - reading volumetric instruments (graduated cylinder, beaker). - determining how accurate the instrument is. - interpreting the meniscus. SLANT: Finding volume using displacement: Vo = Vf - Vi Vf, Vi Example Problems: Homework: Short Quiz tomorrow. Displacement Worksheet due tomorrow. Grade 8 agenda: Law of Conservation of Mass Quiz Catabolic or Anabolic Comprehension Quiz with Notes Collect Catabolic or Anabolic SLANT: Energy for Life Powerpoint and Notes: Friday, October 21, 2016 Day 1 Schedule Swap. Baypath Trip Grade 7 Agenda: Check and go over definitions. Emphasize words for each root Introduce "anthropocene" as new geologic time period. - why name a new period after "man"? - what is happening in world to justify/require this? World Population - rates of growth Homework: Flash cards due on Monday G&L Wk8 quiz on Thursday. As time permits: Extreme Ice - Documentary Play while class enters Enter Volume Data from liquid measurement Lab Grade 8 Agenda: Catabolic or Anabolic Pop Quiz with Notes Turn in LOCOM Open Response Please! Collect notes for assessment. SLANT: Law of Conservation of Mass Quiz Study Guide Relevant Examples, class discussion Quiz on Monday. SLANT: Energy for Life Powerpoint and Notes: Homework: LOCOM Quiz on Monday. Thursday, October 20, 2016 Day 6 Half Day Grade 7 agenda: G&L Week 7 quiz Week 8 words Extra help on calculations of volume as needed. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Nutritional Chemistry - Mix n Match -Regroup according to list -Review each questions and responses. -Add evidence and or concepts as appropriate. Class Share and Discussion of responses. Catabolic or Anabolic: -BrainPop - Metabolism -Words with Friends: metabolism, anabolic, catabolic Catabolic or Anabolic assignment - Review - Citations - In Text Homework: Catabolic or Anabolic due Thursday Grade 7 Agenda: Calculating the Volume of Rectangular Solids (FDSS Method) - Review of Work - Focus on Format - Units! - Class Share of Solutions - Check of Class Work SLANT: Determining the volume of Cylinders - Formula - pi - radius versus diameter - examples Practice: Worksheet due tomorrow. Homework: G&L Week 7 Quiz tomorrow Volume Worksheet Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: Completion of measurement Lab. SLANT: Calculating volume of regular solids and FDSS Method FDSS V=LxWxH Examples Homework: Data entry from Lab Homework: Worksheet - volumes of rectangular solids due tomorrow. FDSS method required. Grade 8 Agenda: Collect Vinegar and Baking Soda Lab Wrap Up. Check lab Notes - score with rubric Go over Chemical Equation Lab Wrap Up Chemistry of Nutrition - Reading and responses. Homework: finish Chemistry of Nutrition - Reading and responses for tomorrow. Monday, October 15, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: I will collect Conservation of Mass Lab wrap up and inspect lab notes in class tomorrow. All students must have this completed and ready. I have extended the Law of Conservation of Mass O.R. (in google classroom) due date to midnight. All students must complete by then. It has been "returned" at a minimum you must turn it in. Law of Conservation of Mass lab: Random Grouping 8 Stations Complete Activities per instructions Read intro clarify questions build molecules - have them checked. solve/balance chemical equations model chemical equations - have them checked. complete wrap up. If wrap up is not finished in class, finish for tomorrow. Homework: LOCOM (Vinegar & Baking Soda Lab) due date extended - no later than tomorrow. LOCOM O.R. due date extended - no later than tomorrow. LOCOM Modeling Lab wrap up - due tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over G&L week 6 quiz. Week 7 Flash Card Check Measuring Volume Lab - notes review - measurement Lab Friday, October 14, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Shortened classes. 10:00 10:45 Fire Safety 11:30 to 12:00 Measurement of Liquid Volume SLANT - measuring liquid volume - units - identifying accuracy - volumetric tool names - beaker -flask -graduated cylinder - The Meniscus Greek and Latin wk 6 quiz G&L Wk 7 Words Grade 8 agenda: Fire safety: 12:00 to 12:30 Review of Lab Wrap Up: Demonstration of a closed system SLANT note taking based on experimental demonstration Homework: Complete Open Repsonse Homework: Greek and Latin wk7 Flash cards due Monday Word definitions posted online - handouts folder on website Thursday, October 13, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Conservation of Mass Lab: - Work cooperatively - Use either your procedure or mine. - Set up a notebook page to record your observations and measurements. - Carefully record all measurements with correct units. - Label measurements so i can identify all numbers without difficulty. - Maintain and leave a clean workspace. Lab Analysis due tomorrow. Homework: Lab analysis due Friday. Veteran Interview Form due Friday - Hard copy on table, no exceptions. Grade 7 agenda: finish "Accuracy Lab" Review results - discuss as needed SLANT - measuring liquid volume - units - identifying accuracy - volumetric tool names - beaker -flask -graduated cylinder - The Meniscus Measuring liquid volume Lab Homework: G&L Week 1-6 quiz tomorrow. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: Estimated digits - Using Precision Practice Scale - identifying the estimated digit using major and minor calibrations Understanding Tools Lab - Practicing with actual instruments. Homework: G&L Week 1-6 quiz on Friday. Grade 8 agenda: Exploring the Law of Conservation of Mass. Design and execute and experiment to react baking soda with vinegar and determine whether or not mass is conserved in an open system. How much mass is lost from an the open system? What percentage of mass is lost from the open system? How is the mass lost from the open system? How can the system be modified to prevent this loss? Tuesday, September 11, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Pass back and go over Chemical and Physical Change Vocabulary Quiz Exploring the Law of Conservation of Mass. Design and execute and experiment to react baking soda with vinegar and determine whether or not mass is conserved. How much mass is lost from an the open system? What percentage of mass is lost from the open system? How is the mass lost from the open system? How can the system be modified to prevent this loss? Grade 7 agenda: Pass back and go over G&L Week 5 quiz. Check G&L Week 6 flash cards. Making Measurements and estimating - Go over/complete practice worksheet. Estimated digits - Using Precision Practice Scale Understanding Tools Lab Friday, September 6, 2016 Day 4 Schedule Switch Grade 8 agenda: Vocabulary Quiz - Chemical and Physical Changes to Matter Computer Simulations as time permits. Balancing the Photosynthesis Equation. Law of Conservation of Mass Brainpop Grade 7 Agenda: Homework: Finish Measurement Practice wksht as needed Flash cards for G&L week 6 due Tuesday Quiz on weeks 1-6 on Thursday Measurement: Reading Measurement Scales - Major and Minor Calibration marks - calculating Intervals - Determining instrument accuracy Measurement Scale precision Practice. - seven scales - seven examples - fill in table Estimated Digits - Reading a scale - estimated digits - practice sheet Thursday, September 5, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Return of Lab Wrap Ups. Discussion of same. Vocabulary quiz tomorrow will rely on connections made in this lab. No need to "memorize" the lab. Law of Conservation of mass Brainpop and "Quiz" Balancing Chemical Equations. Vocabulary quiz - chemical and physical change vocabulary. Law of conservation of Mass included... Grade 7 Agenda: Wednesday, September 4, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Greek and Latin Flash Card Check G&L Week 1-5 quiz tomorrow. Percentage Error - Go over solutions on the board. Measuring Instrument Accuracy and Understanding Measurement Scales Practice Worksheet Analyzing Assorted Instruments - As time permits. Grade 8 agenda: Check and go over Law of Conservation of Mass Worksheet. Balancing: Go to the following website: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/balancing-chemical- equations/latest/balancing-chemical-equations_en.html Begin by completing the introduction to get yourself oriented. Set up a formal "homework" assignment in your notebook. Complete the chemical equations on the website, writing the balanced equation in your notes as you complete them correctly. See how many you can finish. Final "Chemical and Physical Change" vocabulary quiz on Friday - no word bank. Tuesday, September 5, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: SLANT: Chemical Reactions and Equations PowerPoint - Reactants, Products, Energy - Reading a chemical equation - subscripts - interpreting a chemical equation - Law of Conservation of Mass - Checking Chemical Equations for Balance Homework: Law of Conservation of Mass Worksheet due tomorrow. Signs of Chemical Change Lab Wrap Up due tomorrow. Complete Veterans Day project survey for tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: G&L Flash card check tomorrow G&L Week 1-5 quiz on Thursday SLANT: Calculating Percent Error Calculating Percentages Worksheet - in class Homework: Calculate Percentage Error for each of 8 station based on the data passed out in class. Work is to be neatly organized on a formally prepared homework. Calculating Percent Error from Mass Lab Data due tomorrow. Monday, September 3, 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: Review of Mass Lab Data Spreadsheet - Who has not turned it in yet. After school help available tomorrow, 3-4 pm Pass back Greek and Latin Week 1-4 quiz. - Review Flash card check tomorrow? - NOPE, Wednesday. Calculating percentages in science. Slant: - Teaching of skill: - ratio - portion vs. whole - examples: percentage lost percentage gained percentage error Math Worksheet for practice in class. Homework: Flash card check on Wednesday. Greek and Latin week 1-5 quiz on Thursday. Grade 8 agenda: Shortened classes: 1:05 to 1:40 1:40 to 2:15 MARC: 2:15 to 2:50 Veterans Day Project - Veteran Survey - In You Email - Respond by Wednesday. Pass back and go over vocabulary quiz. Demonstration of Iron and Oxygen reaction Wrap Up due in classroom 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 5th. Work not turned in by that time will be considered late. Time to complete lab wrap up as available. Friday, September 30. 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Finish Chemical Change Lab Google Classroom - sign up no later than Saturday at noon. Chemical Change Lab Wrap Up due no later than Tuesday morning at 8:15 am. You will also receive an invitation to a "class" for the veterans day project. Join this class. Grade 7 agenda: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: G&L Week 1-4 quiz. Week 5 words - look up definitions while others finish. Week 5 definitions due tomorrow. Week 5 flash card check on Monday. Complete Mass Lab wrap up in Google Classroom as time permits. Grade 8 agenda: Chemical Change Lab: Review of lab outline. Homework: Complete lab wrap up using google classroom. Assignment of lab stations. Review of Lab Procedures: Complete lab work. Demonstration of reaction between iron and oxygen. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Quiz, Chemical and Physical Change vocabulary. Pass back note taking worksheet from yesterday. Review. SLANT: Chemical Reactions and Equations - powerpoint - Lab Prep for tomorrow - loose fitting clothing to be avoided. Grade 7 agenda: Quiz tomorrow, Greek and Latin Wk 1-4 Google Classroom Introduction - accepting invitation - assignments - completing work. - turning it in... - un-submitting - Grading, etc. Class to complete Assignment. - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Day 2 Mr. Wahlstrom is out today. Grade 7 agenda: Readworks: Read article and complete worksheet on your own. Pass in when complete. Metric Conversions "Pop Quiz" - a quick check on your conversion accuracy. Complete and pass in when finished in class. Silent study/quiet study of G&L flash cards as time permits. Homework: Greek and Latin Quiz 1-4 on Thursday. Grade 8 Agenda: Complete vocabulary of chemical and physical change graphic organizer. Share results and discuss as whole class. Read and complete worksheet on Chemical Formulas and Equations - use "Chemistry Textbooks" located - pass in in an as is. Quiz on chemical and physical change vocabulary tomorrow (Wednesday). Monday, September 26, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 agenda: Pass back and go over vocabulary quiz. Collect Fireworks responses. SLANT: Color as a sign of Chemical Change - Short Powerpoint, expected vs. unexpected color changes. - student reflection on concepts, 3 guiding questions Chemical Reactions, Formulas, and Equations, Powerpoint - Descriptions of Chemical Reactions Quiz - Chemical and Physical Change vocabulary on Wednesday Grade 7 agenda: G&L Week 4 flash card check. Quiz Thursday. Programming Spreadsheet. Friday, September 23, 2016 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: Go over Greek and Latin week 4 definitions. SLANT: Spreadsheet Instruction. - copying and renaming - sharing - programming an average - identifying and highlighting outliers. Computer Lab time to complete spreadsheet activity. Homework: Flash cards due Monday. Spreadsheet to be completed if not done in school. Grade 8 agenda: Vocabulary Quiz Color as a sign of chemical change. Readworks: Thursday, September 22, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Half Day Schedule 8:25 to 8:50 8:50 to 9:15 10:05 to 10:45 Review of Unit Vocabulary and Definitions Vocabulary Quiz Tomorrow Flash Cards will earn extra credit. Enjoy your half day. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Day 4 Specials swap today Grade 7 Agenda: G&L Wk 1-3 quiz G&L Week 4 words - Definitions due Friday (No flashcards please). Computer Lab data entry - check email - look for an email from me. If you did not relieve one, email me to let me know. - collaborate with your group to add data tot he worksheet. - do not include units - make certain you add your measurement to the correct station. Confirm by checking the object name! - Complete research for Greek and Latin Wk 4 Grade 8 agenda: SLANT: DI - signs of chemical change - Examples of common chemical changes oxidation, rust, tarnish, flammability - Signs of chemical change ~ bubbling -producing a gas ~ formation of precipitate ~ Unexpected color change ~ Temperature change, exothermic, endothermic ~ emitting light ~ change in volume, density ~ production of electricity, change in conductivity ~ change in physical properties, melting point, boiling point ~ change in odor, taste ~ change in magnetic properties - Any change in distinctive chemical or physical properties. Associated Vocabulary Homework: Vocabulary worksheet (assign terms to be excluded) Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: - Examples of physical change ~ mixing, mixtures, homogeneous, heterogeneous, solution, dissolve ~ changes of state, vaporization, condensation, sublimation, deposition melting, freezing - Examples of common chemical changes oxidation, rust, tarnish, flammability - Signs of chemical change ~ bubbling -producing a gas ~ formation of precipitate ~ Unexpected color change ~ Temperature change, exothermic, endothermic ~ emitting light ~ change in volume, density ~ production of electricity, change in conductivity ~ change in physical properties, melting point, boiling point ~ change in odor, taste ~ change in magnetic properties - Any change in distinctive chemical or physical properties. Homework: Vocabulary Worksheet, complete as assigned. Grade 7 agenda: Mass Lab: - finish mass and data collection - class sharing of data G&L Week 1-3 quiz tomorrow Monday, September 19, 2016 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Collect Mars Corrections Flash card Check Using Triple Beam Balance (Instruction and Practice) SLANT - DI: Procedure ~ check that all sliders are returned to their "zero" position. ~ check pointer is at zero. Calibrate as follows: - Pointer high, turn calibration knob in (right) - pointer low, turn calibration knob out (left) ~ place sample on pan ~ adjust sliders in following order: - large (100's) - medium (10's) - small (1's and 0.1's) ~ When the pointer reads "zero" sum the values indicated by the sliders. Lab notes: Please record: - station - object - mass Homework: G&L Week 1-3 Quiz on Wednesday. Grade 8 agenda: Pass back and go over Compounds and Pure Substances quiz Chapter Outline Check Discussion of Concepts - Physical versus Chemical Change ~ defining the terms - Examples of physical and chemical change Demonstration of pH using water samples. Why Chemistry matters to us. No Homework. Friday, September 16, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 agenda: Branpop - Changes to Matter and class worksheet. Chapter Outline on Physical and Chemical Change, pages 78 to 83 in The Nature of Matter will be used in class on Monday, September 19th. It is due at that time. For each major section, be sure to: - identify all main idea - list relevant details - explains reasons behind concepts/ideas - list and define vocabulary that is unfamiliar or important - list any questions that are unclear or need answering in your mind. Homework: Complete Chapter Outline for Monday Grade 7 Agenda: G&L Week 3 Definitions - check HW -Discuss Time to make flash cards. Greek and Latin Week 1 to 3 quiz on Wednesday, September 21st. Thursday, September 15, 2016 Day 5 Grade 7 Agenda: Hi Ho to Mars We Go! Return and Discuss -Self Assessment -Week 3 words, Definitions ONLY due Friday, No flash cards please! G&L Week 2 quiz Homework: G&L Week 3 definitions due Friday, no flash cards. Week 3 flash cards due Monday, Sept. 19th G&L Week 3 quiz, Thursday Sept. 22. Grade 8 Agenda: Lunch Hall Monitor Duty Graph Check, grade Complete Wrap Up questions and hand in completed lab work, all pages stapled together with graph on back. Melting Point and Boiling Point - Explaining it. due tomorrow. Chapter Outline on Physical and Chemical Change, pages 78 to 83 in The Nature of Matter will be used in class on Monday, September 19th Students requiring a "hard copy" should inform me today or via email tonight. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Chapter outline "bumped to Friday" - Chapter shared online. Lab Wrap Up due tomorrow using handout as instructions. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: G&L Week 2 flash card check - record grade. Metric Conversions Practice - make a staircase - identify starting units (prefix or base) - Identify ending units (prefix or base) - determine how many steps the decimal moves - determine and confirm the direction the decimal moves - scoop, fill empty scoops with "zeros" - rewrite the measurement in correct units. As time permits: Use of a triple beam balance - part of a balance - correct use of a balance - practice. Homework: Greek and Latin weeks 1 & 2 quiz on Thursday. Greek and Latin Week 3 word definitions (no flash cards) due Friday. Greek and Latin wk 3 flash cards due Monday, 9/19. Grade 8 Agenda: Quiz, Compounds and Pure Substances Lab Introduction: Homework: Lab Prep - complete items 1 through 4 in your Science Notebook for HW. Monday, September 12, 2016 Day 3 Grade 8 Agenda: 8 Blue: Pass back CR Pure Substances Comprehension Check Discuss use as grade replacement. Review Quiz tomorrow - study guide - identifying materials for study - list on board - Time to study - individual help 8 Green, Purple Pass back corrections to CR Compounds Comprehension Check Discuss recording in gradebook. Review Quiz tomorrow - study guide - identifying materials for study - list on board - Time to study - individual help Homework, all sections: Quiz Tuesday - Pure Substances and Compounds Physical and chemical changes - read and chapter outline due Wednesday Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over G&L Week 1 Quiz Hi Ho to Mars We Go - Homework Check Mars Comprehension Check Unit Conversions: - make a "staircase" - complete the following coversions by tomorrow Homework: Flash card check - G&L Week 2 Conversion HW check As time permits: Use of a triple beam balance - part of a balance - correct use of a balance - practice. Friday, September 9, 2011, Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Are you missing your glasses? Greek and Latin Week 1 Quiz Greek and Latin Week 2 words - students to look up after quiz using dictionaries in class. Homework: Greek and Latin Week 2 flash cards due Monday. Hi Ho to Mars We Go! due Monday. Greek and Latin Week 2 Quiz next Thursday, Sept. 15th. Grade 8 agenda: 8 Blue: CR Substances Comprehension Check Discuss homework questions and quiz questions. Quiz Study Guide - Quiz Tuesday. Time for quiz preparations. 8 Green, Purple Check "CR Substances" homework questions. Discuss. Pass back Compounds Comprehension Check and Homework: Students to prepare a set of corrections to errors they made on the Comprehension Check. The following format is to be used. - formal HW with a proper heading, title "Comprehension Check Corrections". - number your paper using the question numbers from the quiz. - for each correct response, simply write "Correct Response." - for each error, write a correct response, fully explaining why it is correct. - you may use all notes and class materials while you complete this. Thursday, September 8, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: 8 Blue: Warm Up Pass out "Pure Substances" reading and assignment. - Students to complete in class and for homework as needed Collect, assess lab wrap up. Discuss. Probable Quiz on Monday - pure substances and compounds 8 Purple, 8 Green Pass out "Pure Substances" reading and assignment. - Students to complete in class and for homework as needed Collect, assess lab wrap up. Pure Substances due tomorrow. CR Compounds Comprehension quiz will be passed back for student correction tomorrow. Partial credit given for corrected responses. You will be permitted to use lab documents and the "pure substances" homework while making corrections. Homework: Complete "Pure Substances" for tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: Metric concepts Notes Continued: - Size and Scale of metric units. - converting metric units. Converting Metric Units - staircase and practice. Use of a triple beam balance. - parts of a balance - operation of a balance - practice Homework: Greek and Latin week 1 quiz tomorrow. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Day 1 Grade 7 Agenda: Review "Writing Metric Measurements handout as needed. Reminder: Quiz on Friday. G&L Week 1. - Responsible for word, meaning, origin (Greek or Latin), and abbreviation. Collect Etymology from anyone not passed in yet. Hi Ho to Mars We Go! - Reading about measurement. - Due Monday as formal homework. - No HW extensions accepted. - HW must be in class - on paper or on a personal device. SLANT - Metric System Notes Metric conversions - Staircase Method - King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Several Examples - From Worksheet Homework: Metric Conversion Practice due tomorrow G&L Week 1 Quiz Friday Hi Ho to Mars We Go due Monday Grade 8 agenda: Making Molecules Lab Homework: Questions and Conclusions due Tomorrow. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Class materials required of all students: - Notebook dedicated to science and folder dedicated to science for handouts. OR - three ring binder dedicated to science with blank paper and room for handouts. 8 Blue Pass back CR Compounds Comprehension Quiz and HW. Review. Paired Discussion and Use of Science Term Study Model - Compounds - pairs fill out sheet in pencil. - seated across tables. - counter-rotating ring model... Class share. Introduction of Lab - Making Compounds Homework: Complete "Before You Begin" Table 8 Green and Purple Compounds CR Comprehension Quiz - use HW to complete - pass in with HW Introduction of Lab - Making Compounds - Completing the "Before You Begin" Table Instructions - Finish as Homework Paired Discussion and Use of Science Term Study Model - Compounds - pairs fill out sheet in pencil. - seated across tables. - counter-rotating ring model... - Class share. Homework: Complete "Before You Begin" Table Finish Science Term Study Model - Compounds as needed Grade 7 agenda: Class materials required of all students: - Notebook dedicated to science and folder dedicated to science for handouts. OR - three ring binder dedicated to science with blank paper and room for handouts. G & L flash card check. G&L Week 1 Quiz on Friday Metric Abbreviations Included Collect Etymology - pass back as needed. Metric abbreviations and Writing Metric Measurements - handout and class worksheet. Homework: Complete "Writing Metric Measurements" handout as needed. G&L Week 1 Quiz on Friday Metric Abbreviations Included Friday, September 2, 2016 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: Greek and Latin Introduction Flash Card Requirements Week 1 Words Time in class to complete Etymology Assignment or Flash cards as needed All seven questions must be completed in a single assignment. Or The first two may be on one prepared assignment page and the remainder on another. Homework: Etymology Assignment - due Tuesday Greek and Latin Flash cards Due Tuesday. Quiz on Week 1 terms, Friday September 9th. Grade 8 Agenda: Compounds, Comprehension Quiz Group 1 Venn Diagrams Atoms and Molecules Compounds and Mixtures No Homework Groups 2 & 3 shortened classes for assembly Review Homework Assignment Close Reading and compounds Comprehension Questions Groups 2 & 3 Comprehension questions due Tuesday. Have an awesome weekend! Thursday, September 1, 2016 Day 3 Homeroom Emergency Card, Tech agreement Grade 8 agenda: Class Participation - Two Minute Think-Write What things do you do to participate in class? Daily, Weekly, Monthly - Review of Participation Rubric - Score Yourself - Set Goals Close Reading Strategies Partner Reading: CR Compounds Homework: Compounds Reading Comprehension Questions Due Tomorrow Grade 7 Agenda: Collect website notices and class policies sign-off sheet. Review of MS Homework standards Check Etymology Preparation Partner discussion - etymology (1&2) Citing a "book" dictionary What is the etymology of etymology? Fields of Science and Study Handout Homework: Etymology HW due tomorrow per MS Homework Standards Wednesday, August 30, 2016 Day 2 Homeroom: Collect Emergency Cards, Technology Use Agreements Grade 7 Agenda: Collection of Website Notice Sign-off Class Orientation - mini tour Review of Class Policies Packet Etymology Assignment Introduction Time to begin in class Homework: Etymology Assignment due tomorrow. Grade 8 Agenda: Review of class policies packet - 2nd two groups Sign-offs due tomorrow - keep packet at home. Last year we were...? Substance Atom No Homework: Tuesday, August 29, 2016 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Morning routines and PowerPoint Scheduling Review of district policies and rules Introduction to website, science class updates, and class policies packet Signed website notice and signed class policies notice to be returned by Thursday. Grade 7 agenda: Welcome. Seating Chart SLANT Class website notice Return of website now to slip by Thursday
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