Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Today's Quote:

'Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.' ~ Albert Einstein

Image: 'The Vole and the Mushroom' by Simon Roy:

8th grade got to finally use the hovercraft for those students who were in Washington so we are almost caught up to where we need to be! 
7th graders worked on their frog dissection and we managed to resect the skin and examine the network of blood vessels underneath adding to the evidence that frogs "breathe" through their skin
6th graders finished up their timeline of the Big Bang Theory and now we will delve into the notes as we begin exploring how galaxies form.


Which material would best conduct electricity?
A. copper
B. plastic 
C. diamond
D. wood 
2.When the atmosphere is warmed by the sun, a change in air pressure results in
 A. A. clouds. 
B. B. humidity. 
C. C. precipitation. 
D. D. wind. 
3.A student heated a sample of room temperature water. The water began to boil after 5 minutes a heating. The student concluded that the water temperature increased at a rate of 20 degrees Celcius per minute. Which best describes an error in the student's conclusion?
 A. A. The student should have repeated the experiment. 
B. B. The student should have measured the starting volume of the water. 
C. C. The student should have measured the starting temperature of the water. 
D. D. The student should have increased the amount of heat applied to the water.


What five letter word does every graduate of Harvard University pronounce wrong?


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!


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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