Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday and Friday, December 8th & 9th 2016

6 days till Winter Break!


Today's Quote:


'Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain!'
~ Jack Kerouac


Recap:

6th: Students were given a Geologic timeline Webquest to work on with the Chromebooks since I am out today and they can't use computers when I am not there


7th: Classes finished up the bone dissection and I described the bone practicum test they will have on Thursday and Friday this week.


8th: Students worked on calculating molar mass and I gave them a pleasant surprise in the form of the online chemical equation balancer and molar mass calculator.


Brain Bender:

The maker doesn't want it, the buyer doesn't use it, and the user doesn't see it. What is it?


Agenda:



Periods 1 &2 Watch The Muscular System   and take notes
Periods 3 & 5 Watch The History of the Earth and take notes
Periods 4 & 6 Watch Introduction to Gravity and take notes

(This should be written in your planner every day)
6th: Geology- video take notes Students will be given the chance to finish their webquest today before we go on with notes.
Geologic Time scale worksheet and webquest

7th- Bone dissection lab- Students will be given 15 minutes to complete lab questions in class, then we will continue with notes. Skeletal system and bone dissection test on Monday!
8th- Students will finish notes on Newton's universal Law of Gravity and learn how to calculate the center of gravity of an object.

CoCo


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. 

Homework: 

Biodigital Human App

Whack a Bone

Answer questions on Osteoporosis from lab- Due Wednesday











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:

List of Common Poly-atomic ions





Aquaponics








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

The Science of Overpopulation

Human growth over the planet (cancer)

Would I survive a Nuke?

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