8/27 - EQ (Essential Question): Who are all these people and how do we work safely together?
A (Activity): Make nametags, orientation (bus routes, supply list review, schedule review, start of school paperwork review), Mr. Beans lab safety video
H (Handouts): Updated schedules, agendas, Table of Contents, Start of School Paperwork in manila folder, name tag, supply list if you didn't get one at transitional camp
PC (Papers collected): None
HW (Homework): Bring back signed start of school paperwork so we can assign you a locker and lock.
8/28 - EQ: What safety rules am I expected to follow when I'm in the lab?
A: Review lab safety rules
H: lab safety rules
PC: start of school paperwork
HW: Bring back signed lab safety rules so you can participate in labs
8/29 - EQ: Explain the scientific method
A: Review the steps of the scientific method
HW: review your scientific method notes for a quiz next Wednesday
8/30 - EQ: Explain some important scientific method terms including: qualitative, quantitative, variables, controls, constant, dependent variable, independent variable
A: Team "guesses" for scientific method terms
HW: review your notes on terms for next Wednesday's quiz
8/31 - EQ: Explain some important scientific method terms
A: finish review of scientific method terms
HW: Enjoy your long weekend and continue reviewing for your quiz
9/4 - EQ: Explain what mass, volume and matter are, and how they relate to each other
A: Guided notes on density
H: Guided note sheet
HW: Review for tomorrow's quiz on the scientific method and the scientific method terms we learned about last week.
9/5 - EQ: How well have I learned science safety and the scientific method? How much do I already know about the layers of the Earth?
A: Science Safety and Scientific Method Quiz; Layers of the Earth Pre-Assessment
9/6 - EQ:
9/7 - EQ: How does density affect layers of material?
A: Liquid Layers lab
H: Layers Lab sheet
HW: Finish the lab to the best of your ability. You are not expected to look up answers to the questions on this lab...Just do the best with what you already know.
9/10 - EQ: Describe the layers of the Earth
A: Make a layers of the Earth foldable
H: Earth's layers sheet, 2 pieces of plain white paper
PC: Liquid layers lab
9/11 - EQ: Describe the layers of the Earth
A: Continue making the Layers of the Earth foldable
9/13 - No School
9/14 - No School
9/17 - No School
9/18 - EQ: Describe the Layers of the Earth
A: Listen to Student presentations about Layers of the Earth and some notes about Layers of the Earth
H: Layers of the Earth Study Guide
HW: Finish (as much as you can from your memory and your notes) on the study guide. Prepare for Monday's test
9/19 - No School
9/20 - EQ: Describe the Layers of the Earth
A: Review study guide answers, watch the start of Bill Nye video on plate tectonics
PC: Earth's Layers Study guide (then returned at end of class)
HW: Study for Monday's test
9/21 - EQ: Describe the Layers of the Earth
A: Earth's Layers Review game; reviewed current science grade and missing assignments
HW: Study and be ready for Monday's test on Earth's layers
9/24 - EQ: Describe the layers of the Earth
A: Earth's Layers test
H: 2 sheets for "Wegener's Puzzling Evidence"
HW: Follow the instructions to color the fossils on the "Wegener's Puzzling Evidence" sheet- bring both sheets in tomorrow. Remember to only do the coloring for homework. Do not label or cut anything until we get back to class tomorrow.
9/25 - EQ: Explain the Theory of Continental Drift
A: Watch part of Bill Nye Greatest Discoveries Plate Tectonics, Finish Wegener's Puzzling Evidence Activity, Start discussing (and taking notes on) Alfred Wegener, the Theory of Continental Drift, and Wegener's evidence for his theory.
HW: Finish glueing your puzzle pieces into your notebook if you didn't finish in class
9/26 - EQ: 1) What evidence did Wegener give to support his theory AND 2) Explain the Theory of Plate Tectonics
A: Reading/Note-taking on Wegener's evidence AND Watch part of Bill Nye Greatest Discoveries Plate Tectonics, Reading/Note-taking on Sea Floor Spreading
HW: Bring in regular size (not giant or mini) Snickers or 3 Musketeers or Milky Way bar on Friday for Plate Tectonics activity
9/28 - EQ: Describe the 3 types of plateboundaries including their plate movement and the forces acting on them.
A: Use a candy bar to model the boundaries, plate movement and forces acting on them.
H: candy bar tectonics paper
HW: finish candy bar tectonics paper if you didn't finish in class.
10/2 - EQ: Describe the 3 types of faults
A: Reviewed last night's homework, reviewed Code Red procedures
PC: none, but graded last night's homework
HW: Study last night's homework answers
10/8 -EQ: How are volcanoes and plate tectonics related?
A: started a volcano webquest
HW: Answer the first 5 questions of the study guide
10/9 -EQ: How are volcanoes and plate tectonics related?
A: Cornell notes-volcanoes
H: Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes study guide, volcanoes note sheet
HW: Answer study guide questions 6-23. Remember to do them in numerical order. Leave space if you can't answer a question so you can write in the answer later. You DO NOT have to answer in full sentences! Remember the whole study guide must be finished by Thursday
10/10 - EQ: How are earthquakes and plate tectonics related?
A: Cornell notes-earthquakes; video clip compilation of earthquakes
H: earthquake note sheet, Study guide answer sheets
HW: Answer study guide questions 24-42...completed study guide is due tomorrow; study for Friday's test
10/11 - no school-hurricane
10/12 - no school-hurricane
10/15 - EQ: How well prepared am I for Friday's test?
A: Stinky Feet review game
PC: Completed study guide
HW: Continue reviewing for Friday's test
10/16 - EQ: What are the key vocabulary words for rocks and the rock cycle?
A: Mr. Lee's Rock Cycle rap, Pair Vocabulary Search, Vocabulary notes
HW: Study for Friday's test on Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
10/17 - EQ: What are the key vocabulary words for rocks and the rock cycle?
A: Review of plate tectonics, hot spot videos, continue with Vocabulary notes
PC: continental drift, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanos study guide answer (Core 2)
HW: Study for Friday's test