Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tuesday October 4th, 2016

Today's Quote:



Recap:

In 6th grade we went over the requirements for the end of nine weeks project designed to showcase what students have learned about the nature of science and how to develop a good scientific experiment or observation. This project is due Thursday or Friday, depending on when I see that particular period. Following that, we reviewed a little bit from the video and entered prefixes in our vocabulary primer. There will be no other homework this week so students can focus on creating the best project possible.

In 7th grade we went over the requirements for the end of nine weeks project designed to showcase what students have learned about the nature of science and how to develop a good scientific experiment or observation. This project is due Thursday or Friday, depending on when I see that particular period. Following that, we went over the main ideas from the endosymbiotic theory. There will be no other homework this week so students can focus on creating the best project possible.

In 8th grade we went over the requirements for the end of nine weeks project designed to showcase what students have learned about the nature of science and how to develop a good scientific experiment or observation. This project is due Thursday or Friday, depending on when I see that particular period. Following that, we went outside to the aquaculture bay to learn how to do a pH test and the importance of pH as a chemical property of matter. There will be no other homework this week so students can focus on creating the best project possible.

Brain Bender:

Professor Harding just returned from a 6-month vacation in the Middle East. In one of the lectures she gave, she said the highlight of the trip was seeing many of the ancient artifacts, firsthand. She made mention of having seen several mummies and tapestries dating as far back as 200 B.C. She claimed to have seen coins dated 46 B.C. What was wrong with Professor Harding's claims?

Agenda:

(This should be written in your planner every day)

 Labs- 

  1. 6th grade- Water on a penny
  2. 7th grade-  Pond water
    1. Parts of a microscope
  3. 8th grade- The pH scale and virtual 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. 

Homework: 

End of nine weeks project - Due Thursday and Friday( NO EXTENSIONS)

Weather, the basics. Read the article and take notes, Prepare to discuss. Due Thursday and Friday

Watch the video and take notes, come into class Monday with questions





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.

Homework: 

End of 9 week project. Due Thursday and Friday- no extensions!


The Cell: Structure and function. Read the article and take notes, Prepare to discuss. 




Watch the video and take notes. Come to class on Monday with questions





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. 

Homework:

End of 9 weeks project- Due Thursday or Friday (No extensions)


Watch the video and TAKE NOTES!



Watch video and take notes. Come in Monday with questions


 




Science Current Events:

The Lightning Sprites Are Not Happy!


The Best Graph of Global Climate Teperatures Ever!


Our Part Of the Milky Way is Bigger Than We Thought!


Comet May Have Struck Earth 10 Million Years After Dinosaur Extinction


Do Animals Possess a Soul?


Kiss the Planet Good-Bye. CO2 Emissions Pass the Point of No Return



Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:



Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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