Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday November 14th, 2016

Today's Quote:

'The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.' 
~ Tahereh Mafi


In 6th grade we began reading through our solar input lab, after I reiterated to each and every student that I was very serious about them improving their grades. Students with a low average and evidently thought I was bluffing when I said I would check this daily and they would call their parents from the class to let them know why they have such a low grade. We went over procedures and will go outside today.

PARENTS: progress reports are coming out and I wanted to let you know Horizon is offering free after- school tutoring in every subject area Monday through Thursday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. This is an incredible opportunity for students to get extra help, get their homework done and improve their academic status. If you were to hire a certified tutor privately, you would pay between $30- $60 per hour! Students must have a tutoring application on file with the school before they can begin. Please encourage them to take advantage of the opportunities we are offering.

In 7th grade, students continued working with their vaccines and antigen/antibody model lab by learning facts about the DTP vaccine and what risk there three bacteria pose to unvaccinated children.

In 8th grade students learned how to measure the invisible through their lab, "Thickness of a BB pancake."Early scientists knew of the existence of the atom but had no tools to measure or view such a tiny particle. The only way they could confirm their existence was through math. Students are replicating this procedure and will then measure the size of a single molecule of Oleic acid later this week using the same technique.

Brain bender:

David Blaine, the famous magician, had a water glass that was filled to the top. Holding the glass above his head he let it drop to the carpet without spilling a single drop of water. How could David manage to drop the glass from a height of over 6 feet and not spill any water?


(This should be written in your planner every day)

7th grade- FCA #2 finish debrief.  Lab  Pathogens, Antibodies, and Vaccines.   

 6th grade- Check Chapter 12 and grade notes taken Section 1 Question check (grade) Solar Input, a Limit To Growth

8th grade-   The Periodic Table advanced

 Finish lab- Thickness of a BB pancake

Ever wnder what all those elements are used for?

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. 


Chapter 12   Take Cornell Notes over Sections 2 &3

Do the Try this question on page 465, 473, & 486

Lesson Review page 480- 481 & 487

Using the Article on Page 469: Is there a link between hurricanes and Global Warming, Make a claim, Reseach your topic and provide evidence to support your claim and explain your reasoning. (CER model)


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.


Cell Membrane and tonicity worksheet- Turn in today (ONLY PAGE 1 IS DUE)

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. 


History of Atomic Theory Notes

Using The Atom- video complete the worksheet on Electron placement.  (TURN this in today)


This weekend Aquaponics students worked hard to assemble and them install our solar hot water heaters.

Science Current Events:

Solar Storm Puts Crack in Earth's Magnetic Shield!

Scientists Discover First Fully Warm Blooded Oceanic Fish

Scientists May Have Discovered What Dark Matter is Made Of

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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