Assignments

 

Date Assigned                                        Assignment Description                                     Date Due:   
6/10- 6/16

Today: We completed our rocket launches and began watching Cosmos.

Warm-up: none

HW: All missing work and textbooks due now.

 
6/9

Today: We worked on our rocket project.

Warm-up:  Please be in your seat with your Great Rocket Design Challenge sheet out.

HW:  All missing work due by 6/13

 

 

 
6/8

Today: We introduced the rocket project.

Warm-up: If you did not present yesterday please bring your Powerpoint up on a computer or place your poster at your desk. Please have out your rubric.

HW: All missing work due by 6/13

 
6/7

Today: We watched Planet Project Presentations. Gallery is tomorrow.

Warm-up: What is one thing you found interesting about your planet/moon/star?

HW: All missing work is due by 6/13. Check grades.

 

 
6/6

Today: We went over our quiz. Students had a work day for their projects. 5th period-- introduction to rocket project.

Warm-Up: Check your online grades. Missing work due by 6/14.

HW:  Planetary Travel Project due  TUESDAY, 6/7. Textbooks now due!

  

 6/7
6/3

Today: We took our quiz and worked on our Planet Travel Project

Warm-Up: Turn in your textbooks onto the cart.

HW: Bring your textbooks on Monday

       Planetary Travel Project due date has changed to TUESDAY, 6/7

  

 

 6/7
6/2

Today: We reviewed for the quiz using the following Solar System Review Powerpoint. We went over our Rough Drafts for our Planetary Travel Project.

Warm-Up: How far along are you on your project?

HW: Bring your textbooks tomorrow!!

       Planetary Travel Project due date has changed to TUESDAY, 6/7

       Solar System Quiz is tomorrow.

 

 
6/1

Today: Students worked on the Planetary Info Questions and their study guide.

Warm-up: How are the terrestrial planets different from the gaseous planets of our solar system?

HW: Planetary Info Questions due tomorrow. Study Guide due Friday.

 
5/31

Today: We worked on our Our Planetary Travel Project . Rough draft due 6/1.

Warm-up: Check the board. When are the textbooks due?  Which ones?

HW: Planetary Travel Project Rough Draft due tomorrow.

 

 

 

 6/1
5/27

Today: We completed planetary chart and answered questions about Mercury on the back. We worked on Craters Lesson 12 Reading Sheet.

Warm-up: What are three things you already know about the planet Mercury?

HW: Continue to work on your rough draft due 6/1.

12.1 Craters sheet due 6/2

Planetary Chart due 6/7

Mercury questions on the back of the planetary chart

Solar System Test 6/3

All SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS DUE 6/3

 
5/26

Today: We made a scale model of the solar system.

Warm-up: What is a scale model?

HW:  Complete Lesson 11 Scaling the Solar System.

 

 

 5/27
5/25

Today: We watched the Solar System Brainpop and completed the Planetary Chart.

Warm-upWhat do you already know about the order of, size of, and relative distances between the planets within our solar system?

HW:  Continue to work on your rough draft of Our Planetary Travel Project . Rough draft due 6/1.

 

 

 

 6/1
5/24

Today: We took the IMS RACER post-test. We continued our research project.

Warm-up: What are you researching for our project? Are you working with anyone?

HW: Continue to work on your rough draft of Our Planetary Travel Project . Rough draft due 6/1.

 

 

 

 6/1
5/23

Today: Our Planetary Travel Project was introduced. Students did test corrections.

Warm-up: What in our solar system or in the Milky Way Galaxy are you interested in learning more about? (Example: a certain planet, star, Sun, asteroid belt, Comet, etc.)

HW: Planetary Project rough draft due 6/1.

 6/1
5/20

Today: We had our Earth in Space Test and we had our eclipses quiz retake.

Warm-up: None

HW: Have a great weekend!

 
5/19

 Today: We went over our   Earth in Space Study Guide and  our Jeopardy game.

Warm-up: How will you be studying for the test tomorrow?

HW: study guide due tomorrow. Test tomorrow.

5/20
5/18

Today: We completed the Tides CER. We reviewed for our test with a game of Jeopardy

Warm-up: About how many high tides and low tides are there each day?

HW: Study Guide due Friday.

5/20
5/17

Today:  We discussed Inquiry 16.1 and wrote a CER for the question: What causes the tides? Please see me for data and CER sheet in class.

Warm-up: Diagram and describe what spring and neap tides are.

HW: Complete Study Guide for Friday.

 5/20
5/16

 Today: We watched Brainpop on Tides. Students worked on Inquiry 16.1.

Warm-up: Write down what you already know about ocean tides. What causes them? How often do they occur?

HW: Complete Inquiry 16.1.

5/17
5/13

Today: Students completed Thinking About Gravity Webquest and began to work on their study guide.

Warm-up: What two factors can change the amount of force (gravity) the objects experience?

 

HW: If you did not complete the "Thinking About Gravity Webquest" please complete and turn in on Monday. Study guide is due on the day of our test (5/20).

 
5/12

Today: Students watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY3XV_GGV0M Ed ted "How to think about gravity." T

They began the webquest: Thinking About Gravity Webquest

Warm-Up: Using your own words, what is gravity?

HW: Thinking About Gravity Webquest due Friday. We will work on this in class tomorrow.

5/13
5/11

 Today: Students watched to clips on solar flares and auroras: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sASbVkK-p0w and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mz2laHjVoQ. We corrected 8.2 Packet and began "Thinking about Gravity" Webquest

Thinking About Gravity Webquest

Warm-Up: Sunspots appear to move across the sun from west to east. What can you infer about the sun?

HW: Thinking About Gravity Webquest due Friday. We will work on this in class tomorrow.

 5/13
5/10

 Today: Students worked on Inquiry 8.2 Tracking Supnspots packet

Warm-up: What do you know about sunspots? How do they effect Earth?

HW: Complete Inquiry 8.2 Tracking Supnspots packet

 5/11
5/9

Today: We worked on Lab 7.1

Warm-up: Explain where the sun gets its energy from.

HW: Lab 7.1 Due Tuesday 5/10

 

 5/10
5/6

Today: We took our quiz on Eclipses and worked on Lab 7.1

Warm-up: Write your hypothesis on your warm-up for our experiment “How the distance of the lamp affects how long the radiometer spins when the lamp is turned off.”

HW: Lab 7.1 Due Tuesday 5/10

 

 
5/5

Today: We corrected Lesson 7 Reading Questions. Students begin   Lab 7.1 on p. 90 in textbook.

Warm-up: How does the sun make life possible on Earth?

HW: Quiz tomorrow on 6.1 and 6.2

 
5/4

 Today: We went over the 6.1 inquiry and completed 6.2 Inquiry.

Warm-Up: What would have to happen for lunar and solar eclipses to occur every month?

HW: 6.2 Inquiry Questions due tomorrow.

 

 
5/3

Today: Periods 5,6,7 took Moon Phase retakes.

Warm-Ups: What is the Earth's shadow called?

HW: 7.1 Reading Due Wednesday

6.1 Inquiry Due Wednesday

5/4
5/2

Today: Periods 2 and 4 took Moon Phase retakes. 

Warm-Up: Describe one fun thing you did over the weekend.

HW: Reading 7.1 Due Wednesday.

 5/4
4/29

Today: Periods 2 and 4 took their Moon Phase quiz.  They began to work on Reading 7.1. 

Warm-Up: none

HW:  Reading 7.1 due Wednesday.

 5/4
4/28

Today: Periods 5,6,7 took their Moon Phase quiz.  They began to work on Reading 7.1. SBAC Testing

Warm-Up: What phase is the moon in during a solar eclipse? During a lunar eclipse?

HW: Reading Wednesday.

 5/4
4/27

Today: We completed our Moon Tracking Sheet and started  Inquiry 6.1.

Warm-Up: Diagram a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse

HW: Inquiry 6.1 due Tuesday 5/3

 5/3
4/26

Today: We tracked the moon and went over our homework. We took notes on the moon and reviewed the phases and phase names for our quiz at the end of the week.

Warm-up: Were you able to talk with someone who remembers the Apollo Moon Landing? If so what did he or shee share with you?

HW: Quiz corrections due tomorrow.

Moon phase tracking sheet due 4/29

Phases of the Moon poster that we started in class is due tomorrow.

 4/27
 4/25  

Today: We tracked the moon and finished watching MythBusters: Landing on the Moon. We began quiz corrections.

Warm-up: What does it mean to be a skeptic? Why can being skeptical be a good thing in the field of science?

HW:  MythBusters: Landing on the Moon sheet is due tomorrow. Quiz corrections due Wednesday.

 

 4/26
4/22

 

Today: We tracked the moon and watched MythBusters: Landing on the Moon.

Warm-up: Why does the same side of the Moon always face the Earth?

HW: No homework. Enjoy your weekend!

 
4/21

Today: We tracked the moon and corrected our work. We began watching MythBusters: Landing on the Moon.

Warm-up: If you had the chance would you like  like to visit the moon?

HW: No homework.

 
 4/19

 Today: We tracked the moon and went over the review sheet for tomorrow's quiz. Please click to see the KEY. We conducted inquiry 5.2: Modeling Phases of the Moon.

Warm-up: What causes the phases of the moon to occur?

HW: Complete Inquiry 5.2 front and back .Quiz tomorrow Lessons 1-4.

 4/20
4/18

 Today: We tracked the moon and completed Inquiry 5.1 Investigating the Moon's Reflected Light.

Warm-up: Write two favorite things that you did over spring break.

HW: review sheet for the quiz

4/19
4/8

 Today: We tracked the moon and completed Inquiry 4.3. Students worked on the lessons 1-4 review sheet for the quiz.

Warm-Up: True or False: Daylight hours in the winter are shorter than in the summer because the sun moves faster in the winter.

HW: Have a wonderful spring break!

Review sheet for the quiz due Tuesday, 4/19

Quiz on lessons 1-4 on Wednesday, 4/20

 

 
4/7

 Today: We tracked the moon and  worked on Inquiry 4.3.  Inquiry 4.3 can only be completed at school as you need the Starry Night Backyard software.

Warm-up: Define "angle of separation"

HW: No homework: Quiz on lessons 1-4 on 4/20

2nd period: Comp book organization check on 4/7

 
4/6

 Today: We tracked the moon and  completed Inquiry 4.2 Inquiry 4.2 can only be completed at school as you need the Starry Night Backyard software. We defined the terms: angle of separation, solar noon, ecliptic, rotate and revolve in our comp book.

Warm-Up: Alaska is often referred to as the “land of the midnight Sun.” Why do you think this is so?

HW: No homework

 

 
4/5

 Today: We tracked the moon, corrected 4.1, and then worked on Inquiry 4.2 Inquiry 4.2 can only be completed at school as we need the Starry Night Backyard software.

Warm-Up: What are the reasons for the seasons?

HW: Inquiry 4.2 is due tomorrow by the end of the period.

 
4/4

 Today: We tracked the moon, watched Brainpop "Seasons", and reflected on Inquiry 4.1 Seasons lab. Students were introduced to "Starry Night Backyard".

Warm-Up: Describe one fun thing you are looking forward to over spring break.

HW: Inquiry 4.1 is due tomorrow.

4/5
4/1

 Today: We tracked the moon and then we diagramed the sun and earth positions for the seasons using the procedure we created yesterday.

Warm-Up: Answer true or false to each of the statements:

A.The seasons occur because Earth is closer to the Sun in the summer and farther from the sun in the winter.

B.The North Star is the brightest star in the night sky.
 
HW: Inquiry 4.1: Reasons for the Seasons
 
 4/5
3/31

 Today: We went over 3.4, tracked the moon phase, and wrote a procedure for Inquiry 4.1: Reasons for the Seasons.

Warm-Up: What do you already know about the seasons?

HW: Inquiry 4.1: Reasons for the Seasons is due  Tuesday, 4/5

4/5
3/30

 Today: We corrected 3.3, tracked the moon phase, finished presentations, and began inquiry 3.4: Analyzing the Effects of Earth's Rotation

Warm-up: Write these two statements. Indicate whether each statement is true or false:

A.The sun rises.

B.The rotation of the Earth makes it look as if the Sun is moving about the horizon.

HW: Complete inquiry 3.4: Analyzing the Effects of the Earth's Rotation. due Friday, 4/1

 

 4/1
3/29

Today: We reviewed Inquiry 3.3 and began tracking the moon phases for this month. Students completed their SEM concept posters and began presentations.

Warm-Up: Think back to Inquiry 3.3, what shadow patterns did you observe for the summer? What shadow patterns did you observe for winter? Draw a sketch.

HW: Complete Inquiry 3.3.

 3/30
3/28

Today: We watched the Sun-Earth-Moon National Geographic Video. Each group was assigned a different concept from the video. They began creating a poster to teach the concept.

Warm-Up: No warm-up.

HW: None

 
3/25

 Today: Today we took a homework quiz on Scaling the SEM system. We corrected Inquiry 3.1 and then we began Inquiry 3.3: Graphing the Sun's Path in Winter and Summer.

Warm-Up: If you are absent where do you get the work you missed?

HW: Inquiry 3.3 Graphing the Sun's Path in Winter and Summer. Due 3/30.

3/30
3/24

Today: We created a scale model on the track of the Earth-Sun-Moon system and finished our notes on:  Inquiry 2.2: Scaling the Sun-Earth Moon System. We then began 3.1 Tracking Shadows.

Warm-Up: What is the difference between a rotation and a revolution? Give an example of each.

HW: Complete 3.1 Tracking Shadows. Homework quiz tomorrow on Inquiry 2.2.

 3/25
3/23

Today: We completed Inquiry 2.1 and began Inquiry 2.2: Scaling the Sun-Earth Moon System

Warm-Up: Where are our Classroom Agreements located? What are they?

HW: Read p. 18-21. Complete the chart at the top of Inquiry 2.2: Scaling the Sun-Earth Moon System.

 3/24
3/22

 Today: We took a homework quiz on last night's homework. We began inquiry 2.1.

Warm-Up: How many stars are there in our solar system?

HW: None. Please return the Catastrophic Events book to class.

 
3/21

Today: We watched the TED talk: Our we the center of the universe? and completed A-J on p. 4-6 "Our ideas about space". We then began our homework.

Warm-Up: What do you hope we learn about during our space unit?

HW: Astronomy Reading p. 9-11. See "Documents" for the questions.

 

3/22
3/17

 Today: We finished presentations and in most periods began our introduction to Space

Warm-Up: Are we the center of the universe? Why or why not?

HW: No homework!

 
3/16

Today: We assessed our citizenship and effort in TRI2 and completed Catastrophic Event  Presentations

Warm-Up: None

HW: All missing work due tomorrow. Textbook due tomorrow.

 

3/17
3/15

 

Today: We took the District Science Assessment

Warm-Up: None

HW: Missing work due by 3/17

Presentations Wednesday and  Thursday

 3/17
3/14

Return Catastrophic Events Book

All missing work due 3/17

Test corrections due 3/15

 

 

Using your own words, what is gravity?