Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday. December 12th & Tuesday December 13th, 2016

4 days till Winter Break!

I will be out Wednesday- through Friday

Today's Quote:

"Beauty is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, 
but rather an image you see though you close your eyes 
and a song you hear though you shut your ears."

~~ Khalil Gibran 


6th: Students were given a Geologic timeline Webquest to finish in class and then we took notes

7th: Classes finished up the bone dissection and I described the bone practicum test they will have on Monday and Tuesday.

8th: Students watched a brief video on Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation and we began discussing how it would be used in our Parachute design. Students learned how Newton determined the center of gravity for an object by constructing a small to dimensional spaceship and calculating it's center of gravity. If they did it right, it can be balanced on the head of a pin!

Brain Bender:

A well-known fashion designer wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. She decided to spend a few days at a rural resort. Feeling like some fresh air after a few days of reading and relaxing she decided to go for a winter stroll. That was the last time anyone  saw her alive. The autopsy revealed that death was due to the pack on her back. What was deadly about this pack?


(This should be written in your planner every day)

Periods 1 &2  Whack-a-Bone test and Bone Practicum test 
Watch The Muscular System   and take notes

Periods 3 & 5 Quiz Monday and Tuesday.  Watch The History of the Earth and take notes
Do the Interactive Rock Cycle and take the quiz
Periods 4 & 6 Grow a holiday ornament while balancing chemical equations.

6th Grade Honor's Earth Space Science:

6th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Earth’s Structure and Changes Over Time

Unit Essential Question: How do the processes of the rock cycle and human activities alter the surface of Earth over time? 
How do the processes of the rock cycle and human activities alter the surface of Earth over time?
Key Learning Statement: The shape of the land changes over time through two major processes, both natural and manmade.  Natural changes occur through weathering, erosion, and deposition which are agents of the rock cycle.  Manmade changes occur through deforestation, urbanization, desertification, air, land, water quality, and change in flow and pollution of water.  

Chapters 10 and 6 in the textbook. If you are out sick, you are expected to red these chapters and if you miss a lab day, you will need to do the chapter section reviews, "Try this"problems and math practice questions for credit.

Homework: IXL nightly

Review The Early Earth- Quiz Wednesday

7th Grade Honors Life Science

7th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Human Body
Unit Essential Question: How are the systems of the human body organized so that they work together to maintain homeostasis?

Key Learning Statement: The body is made up of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.  These systems have different functions, working together to maintain homeostasis, and protect against pathogens. 


Biodigital Human App

Poke a Muscle

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. 


Through the break, design your egg drop vehicle and parachute. Come back with a vehicle and basic chute information drawn out on paper.

Kiss the Pig for United Way


Science Current Events:

How to Destroy the Environment in Three Easy Steps

We Can Brig Species Back, But Should We?

Watch a Rat Being Tickled

Scientists May Have Pin-Pointed the Source of Consciousness.

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Why Santa Doesn't Exist; An Engineer's Standpoint (humor)

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