Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Monday, March 6, 2017

Today's Quote:

'Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. ' ~ John Muir

Image: Silver Fern Frond - Source:


8th graders finally got to launch their egg lander and it was a fantastic experience! We will continue with the calculations today and probably try to fit in the hovercraft for those who missed it in Washington. 7th graders began the frog dissection and will continue today. 6th graders started taking notes over the creation of the universe and began with the rise and fall of the Materialistic hypothesis that lead to the formation of the Big Bang Theory.


Use this passage to answer the question that follows. Your answer should be in the form of a complete sentence that is grammatically correct. On July 4, 1997, after a 7-month journey, Pathfinder entered the Martian atmosphere. Minutes later, its airbag-cocooned lander bounced to a stop on the Martian surface. The Pathfinder lander, now known as the Carl Sagan Memorial Station, carried on board a robotic rover named Sojourner. The 10-kilogram solar-powered rover was equipped with a spectrometer used to analyze the chemical composition of Martian rock and a camera that relayed images of the landscape back to Earth. The Pathfinder lander and the Sojourner rover sent thousands of images, more than 15 analyses of Martian rocks, and data on weather conditions to scientists on Earth. The low-cost mission has been said to set the standard for twenty-first-century space exploration. What did scientists learn from the data gathered by Sojourner? 


A woman from New York married 10 different men from that city, yet she did not break any laws. None of the men died, and she never divorced. How was this possible?


7th grade-  FCA and FROG DISSECTION!
8th grade- FCA and hovercraft!
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!


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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