Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday and Friday, January 19th & 20th, 2017

Today's Quote:

'The spiritual journey does not consist of arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one's own ignorance concerning oneself and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one's self.' ~ Aldous Huxley


Recap:

Kids hilariously practiced their vocabulary words with the help of a few mouth stretchers and everyone laughed- all day! After this, we broke out into our respective units to finish up what we have been working on; 6th grade, plate tectonics,7th grade, the digestive system, and 8th grade, motion and acceleration.


Brain Bender:

What substance weighs more in its liquid form than in its solid form?


Agenda:

(This should be written in your planner every day)
Vocabulary Builder word list
All classes- Vocabulary test
6th grade- FCA and moving plates lab.
7th- quiz on digestive system ad circulatory system notes
8th grade- Motion lab and webquest

All Periods: Quiz Thursday and Friday over words from list 1 and this week
ARCHmain, chiefarchangel, archbishop, archenemy
BI-twobifurcate, biannually
BENE-wellBENEFACTOR, benefit, beneficial
-AN, -ANT, -ENTone who ischarlatan, blatant, strident
-ANCEact of, state of being, thing thatABEYANCE
-ARYbelonging to, a relation to.hereditary, subsidiary
TRI-threetriangle, tricycle, trinity
TERTI-thirdtertiary
QUADR(U)-fourquadrangle, quadruple
acurerto sharpenACUTE, acumen, acuity
adbaeterewitness, judgeARBITER
adjacereto lie nearadjacent
ANA-, AN-up, back, again, similar toanadromous, anagram, analogy
ANDRO-, ANDR-human, maleandrogynous, android,
ANTI-, ANT-instead, againstantacid, antisocial, antipodes, ANTIPATHY
HEXA-sixhexagon
HEPTA-sevenheptagon
OCTO-eightoctogenarian
agon, AGONcontest, struggleantagonist, agony
agro, agrosfield, earth, soilagriculture, agronomy
aigisgoatskin cloak; shieldAEGIS
Periods 1 &2 
Vocabulary quiz
Finish Lightbox  and take quiz
Homework- Watch video and come in with notes on Monday








Periods 3 & 5 Read Chapter 6 in your book or take notes from this 
FCA today











Periods 4 & 6 
Take notes over these videos:
Begin Lightbox exploration
Lab and web quest
















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.

Parachute Egg lander Price sheet: (Maximum 50 grade point expense list)

As with everything in life there is a certain amount of risk involved. Businesses would prefer to use the best materials when designing a product, however, this greatly increases the cost of that item. Businesses, therefore compromise and use less durable materials and maximize their use of what they do have. (you don't cut a square out of a sheet of plywood rather, you cut it from one side.)


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


Finish writing down vocabulary words.- Due Tuesday

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

Poke a Muscle

Finish writing out vocabulary- Due Tuesday
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






















Science Current Events:

Radio Signal From Out Space Identified

Chickens Demonstrate Intelligence, Empathy, and Complex Thought Processes

Mysterious Metal From Lost Continent of Atlantis Found!

Scientists Reconstruct the Face Of Scottish King Robert The Bruce

How to Perform a Miracle!


Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:



Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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