Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30th, 2017- Is January over yet?

Today's Quote:


'Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.' 
~ Juvenal
Images: Snowy Owl by Rachel Bilodeau: http://www.rachelbilodeau.net/






Recap: 

Thursday and Friday were a whirlwind of activity as the 7th grade finished up its discussion of the circulatory system and 6th grade got the second part of their lab over the plate tectonic theory. 8th-grade dove into task one after we clarified how to describe motion and now we will look at objects in Freefall. 
Reminder: 6th graders need to have their rockets soon. 8th graders can start developing their cost sheet for their egg landers.


Brain Bender:

This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it> It looks so ordinary you'd think nothing was wrong with it- and in fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is unusual, though. Why? Study it, think about it, and you may find out. Try to do it without coaching. If you work at it for a bit it will dawn on you. So jump to it and try your skill at figuring it out. Good luck- don't blow your cool!



Agenda:

(This should be written in your planner every day)
Vocabulary Builder word list


7th Grade- FCA

8th grade- Review task one and grade


No vocabulary for this week- there may still be a quiz over the previous lists on Thursday and Friday.


Periods 1 &2 










Periods 3 & 5 Read Chapter 6 in your book or take notes from this 
Plate tectonics lab Part 2- Identifying the plates
Musical Plates- A webquest

FCA Makeup- If you have not taken the FCA you need to do this TODAY!



Periods 4 & 6 
Take notes over these videos:

Egg Lander Pricing list: As we discussed in class, businesses must balance their choice in production materials with the goal of making a profit. Everyone wants to use the BEST materials, but everyone ALSO wants to make a profit. What happens is, you have to make trade-offs. Choosing alternative materials allows you to ensure quality and safety while still maintaining a healthy profit margin. This is a RISK you take in business. We are going to apply an element of this risk to your egg landers.
The fine print:
  1. You may work individually or as partners.
  2. You must form a corporate name.
  3. You will purchase ALL materials for your egg lander vehicle. (I may have some of them in the class, but I cannot supply everyone, everything) I will supply one "eggstronaut" to each individual or partner group.
  4. You must use the following "risk" points guide when purchasing materials:
  5. If you manage to successfully land your vehicle with your eggstronaut intact and within the target zone, you will get all of your RISK grade points back.
  6. As payment, you will also receive one "get out of test free" card, usable on any regular class test or quiz.
  7. The landing zone: you must land within the target zone. Two grade points will be subtracted from your overall total for every .5 meters outside the target zone. In the real world, precision and accuracy are extremely important and costly in both time and money if they are not part of the constraints of any project.
Materials cost sheet:
        Item purchased:                                                                            Grade point spent:
Food products (Peanut butter, Marshmallow cream excluded)      20pts
Consult with an expert                                                                       15 pts/10 min
Tissue paper (like you wrap gifts in)                                                10pt/2 sheets
Legos                                                                                                   1 pt per Lego
Styrofoam anything                                                                           10pt/2 items
Bubble wrap                                                                                       10pt/3 square inches
Aluminum foil                                                                                     10pt/ 3 square inches
Cotton balls/batting                                                                           10pts/5 each or 1 snack bag                                                                                                                   loosely packed
Sponges                                                                                              10pts/3 square inches
2- liter bottle or plastic bottles                                                          5 pts
drinking straws (10)                                                                           5 pts
Popsicle sticks (10)                                                                            5pts
Small boxes (1)                                                                                   5pts
AC filter media   5cm x 5cm square                                                  5 pts
Ziplock or plastic bags 1 each                                                           2pts
Papertowels each                                                                                2pts
balloons each                                                                                       2pts
sand/soil per 5 g                                                                                   2pts
grocery bags paper or plastic each                                                    2pts
newspaper                                                                                             2 pts per sheet
rubber bands 5 each                                                                             2 pts
hot glue                                                                                                 2pts/stick
Index cards                                                                                           2pts/5
string                                                                                                     2pts/ft
coffee filters                                                                                          2pts each 

















Parachute Egg Lander Goals:

  1. Be able to understand Newton's Law of Gravitation and how to apply it.
  2. Know Newton's three laws and how they apply to everyday life.
  3. Be able to describe the motion of a two and three-dimensional object
  4. Show proficiency in designing and building a device capable of landing an egg safely on the ground and calculate how much force it would experience if dropped on Mars.


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


IXL- 2 new lessons- Due Friday


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

Watch the Respiratory video at home and take notes- Due Wednesday.

2 lessons in IXL- Due Friday


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:

Through the break, design your egg drop vehicle and parachute. Come back with a vehicle and basic chute information drawn out on paper.
Finish writing out vocabulary- Due Tuesday
IXL- 2 lessons due Friday



Aquaponics







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Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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