Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday and Friday, March 2nd & 3rd, 2017

Today's Quote:


In all classes we analyzed our DBMA results and each student was given their personalized study guide. I went over what the report means, explained how they can patch the holes in their "boat" and how they can target areas they need improvement on within the IXL practice sessions. We will start up with IXL next week. I also told all classes that I will now count 5th grade standards as part of their homework since Marion County is still using the older standards, but the State has switched over to the new standards. Students were impressed by how much progress some of them have made. I pointed out thatthe only way I can help them, is if they want to help themselves and reminded then that I had told them on day one, if they come to class every day, do their very best, and be respctful and attnetive, they will not fail the class. That still holds true, today.


Respiration is a biochemical process during which living organisms take up oxygen and release carbon dioxide to produce energy. There are three main stages of respiration: external, internal, and cellular.
In cellular respiration, cells in the tissue use oxygen to produce energy in the form of ATP.
C6H12O6 + 6H2O + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 12H2 + energy
In fish, the carbon dioxide produced by cellular respiration enters the blood during internal respiration. The blood carries the carbon dioxide to the filaments in the gills. This carbon dioxide leaves the blood during external respiration and is expelled in the water.
The table shows the water temperature (in degrees Celsius) and amount of dissolved oxygen (in milligrams per liter) for four different fish tanks.
Tank Number
Water Temperature (°C)
Amount of Dissolved Oxygen in Water (mg/L)
Explain how water temperature affects the amount of dissolved oxygen available to the fish. Then explain how this relationship could affect the fish and their cellular respiration.


Without the aid of anyone or anything, how is it possible to tell how far away a thunderstorm is, from where you stand?


8th grade- Egg drop and hovercraft!
6th grade- Explore the universe


Preview Frog Dissection notes paying special attention to the external anatomy.

HOMEWORK: You should have previewed the frog dissection video and be ready to turn in your notes for credit.

Watch the video and take notes!


Writing prompt: RAFT write:
Role: your eggstranaut
Audience: Family members of the eggstranaut
Format: A letter to your family
Topic:  taking about what you are about to do and how you feel about testing the new lander and how you feel the design team did in building

1. Determine the mass of your eggstranaut 
2. Determine the mass of your egg lander
3. Have one partner at the bottom of the stairs to retrieve your lander. This person is timing your drop
4. Have one partner ready to drop your egg lander.
5. Egg lander MUST start at the top of the railing with your lander body even with the top post.
6. Draw your picture! (step 1)
7. Determine what data you need to calculate impact speed.
8. What is the speed of your lander 2 seconds into it's descent?

Motion Webquest Discuss sections 2 and 3  Complete Task 4 for Thursday and Friday

Solving a problem in freefall.

Solve the following problem for homework. Be sure to DAP and use the 5 step method:

Wil-E-Coyote drops a bowling ball off a cliff to try to catch the Roadrunner. The cliff is 132m high.
 A. How long does it take the ball to fall to the ground? _________________ 
B. What is its impact velocity? _________________ 
C. How far does it fall in the first 3.0 seconds? _________________
 D. How fast is it going at the end of 3.0 seconds? _________________
 E. How long would it take the same ball to fall if the cliff was on the moon (g = 1.63 m/s2 )?

If we finish with the DBMA data, we will begin exploration of the universe

you MUST have your rocket here, in class by March 10th, 2017

What's inside our solar system?- Write your answers in your COW under today's date.

Take notes over these videos:

Speed and acceleration Notes

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 read 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

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

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. 


Work on egg lander-


Science Current Events:

Human- Canine Footprints Reveal oldest Known Record of Aimal Companions

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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