Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday and Friday, October 27th & 28th, 2016

Today's Quote:

"We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the Universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of Nature, a unique action of the total Universe."

~Alan Watts~


Students in 6th grade were supposed to create a graph based on the previous day's demonstration, however it became evident after the first few minutes that very few of the 6th graders are spending much time studying at home as we had to stop the graphing activity and review graphing again. To review, if I assign homework that is extra work to provide practice on a concept, vocabulary, or idea. If there is no assigned homework, it is EXPECTED that students will finish the homework from other classes and then turn their attention to science. As they think back over the lessons we have learned they should open their notes or use their textbook to STUDY the concepts and things they are weak in. In this way, technically, students have homework EVERY NIGHT.

7th Grade- It was a smelly day in science as the students completed their onion skin lab. Students cut a small piece of onion and then made a wet mount slide using an iodine stain. They then tried to identify the organelles that were visible. 

Brain bender:

Two cars made their way along the winding country road and came to an abrupt stop at the park's gate. Seven men got out of the two cars and were walking along a footpath when it began to rain. Six of the men began to walk faster to get out of the rain but the seventh man couldn't be bothered. Ironically, it was the seventh man who remained dry as the other six got soaked. Since all seven men arrived at their destination together, how was this possible?


(This should be written in your planner every day)

7th grade- finish cheek cells observation today

 6th grade- finish climate change notes. Weather Vs Climate video

8th grade- NOTE: I will be out of school so I will leave work for you to do.

 The Atom- Read the chapter and take notes! If you have questions, write them down!

Read the Pre-lab "The Thickness of a BB pancake"

The atom Worksheet- Due Monday

  1. 6th grade-climate change
  2. 7th grade-  Onion skin and cheek cell lab

  1. 8th grade- Sinking and Floating lab

6th Grade Honor's Earth Space Science:

6th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Weather and Atmosphere:
Unit Essential Question: How do the relationships among the five spheres affect life on Earth
How do the relationships among the five spheres affect life on Earth? 
Key Learning Statement: The atmosphere is layered and within these layers are weather patterns that affect life and are caused by interactions among spheres. Water is constantly being recycled through the spheres.  Heat transfer affects the development of weather. 


7th Grade Honors Life Science

7th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Cell Structure and Function
Unit Essential Question: How has technology enhanced our understanding of cells? 

Key Learning Statement: As microscope technology advances, scientists understanding of cells is changing. Scientists continue to grow in their understanding of how a cell's structure and function are related to help maintain homeostasis.


Onion skin and cheek cell lab questions- Due Monday

8th Grade Honors Physical Science

8th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Properties of Matter
Unit Essential Question: What determines the properties of matter? 
Key Learning Statement: The atom is the basic unit of matter.  The structure, motion, arrangement and energy of the atom determine the properties of matter. 


The atom Worksheet- Due Monday

Science Current Events:

Undead Genes Come Alive After You Die! ZOMBIES!

Geomagnetic Strom Going On Right Now!

How Scientists Successfully Treated a Bat For White Nose Disease

Is It Bad To Hold Your Pee?

Marine Mammals Grieve For Their Dead 

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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