Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday and Friday, March 9th & 10th, 2017

Today's Quote:

'Animals remind us that all beings who walk, stand, swim, crawl, or fly are radiant, mysterious, and unique expressions of the Source. Every species, every culture, has it’s own genius.' 
~ Linda Bender

Image: Dormouse Hibernating by Danny Green:

8th grade went over Newton's Second Law and I asked them to redo Task #3 on their web quest since there was so much confusion.
7th graders worked on their frog dissection and we dove into the internal anatomy of the frog.
6th graders had an FCA to complete and then we watched a short clip of how much distance you would really need to build a scaled model of the solar system


The presence of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) center in Florida has had an impact on the state's economy and culture. A state senator has been asked to defend the continuation of space exploration, especially from the viewpoint of the impact on Florida's culture. Provide an explanation the senator could use in defending the future of space exploration, including the rationale for keeping the culture alive in Florida. 


There have been many amendments to the U. S Constitution during the last 100 years. One of the most controversial items regards the transfer of power should one of the heads of state die while in office. If the Vice President of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives should die while in office, who then becomes President?


7th grade-   FROG DISSECTION!
8th grade-Review webquest 3-4 Add egg lander data to step 5 and finish
6th grade- Continue notes  Power Point- The Big Bang Theory

HOMEWORK ALL GRADES: IXL two targeted lessons using your benchmark


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!


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 )?


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.

Homework over Spring Break and the week after: Keep a Moon Journal! Every night, make an entry in your COW diagramming what the moon looks like. This will be due the day we return to school

Take notes over these videos:

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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