Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday December 7th, 2016- Today is a half day!

7 days till Winter Break!

I am out today at a training!

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


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:


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)

7th- Bone dissection lab- Complete lab questions in class.


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

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. 


List of Common Poly-atomic ions


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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