8th Grade Week of 9/18-9/22, 2017

Powerpoint about electricity:  elec_basics

Monday 9/18- Do AMSTI labs about Circuits and how to measure current.  Ohm’s law problems

Differences in Static versus Current Electricity

Tuesday 9/19- Do AMSTI voltage and resistance labs.  Ohm’s law problems

Wednesday 9/20- Review electricity and have small quiz.

Thursday 9/21- Wave video and notes

Friday 9/22- Computer lab to research uses of EM waves.

 

 

7th Grade Week of 9/18-9/22, 2017

Cell Analogy Project was assigned on Friday.  It is due on Monday, 9/25/17.  Students received a hard copy of instructions as well as an example to help guide them.  Click here for information:  Cell Analogy Project

Monday 9/18- We will review Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells by building a model.  We will discuss the project and check the worksheet about parts of the cell that students did on Thursday of last week.  We will read from the textbook as well as use videos to reinforce understanding of organelle functions.

Tuesday 9/19-  Do Stemscopes activity to help reinforce functions of organelles.  Make models of cells with craft material.

Wednesday 9/20- Finish model and do CER in class.  If not completed in class, CER is due for homework.

Thursday 9/21- Cut-n-paste cell organelle match as a quiz grade.

Friday 9/22-  Computer lab to start researching Genetic Disorder Project.  Click here for information:Genetic Disorder Research and Presentation.docx

8th Grade Week of 9/11-9/15, 2017

Monday 9/11-  Out due to Weather

Tuesday 9/12- Out due to Weather

Wednesday 9/13- Graph and CEC question due today!  We will watch a video about energy to review all the types of energy as well as potential, kinetic, renewable and nonrenewable.  ( Take notes).  Do practice problems on KE and PE. ( Last review of problems)

Thursday 9/14- Quiz on energy.  Students will do some virtual labs about Energy transformations and complete a worksheet about them.

Friday 9/15- Electricity introduction, ( Battery demo.  and make circuits)

7th Grade Week of 9/11-9/15, 2017

Monday 9/11- Out due to Weather

Tuesday 9/12- Out due to Weather

Wednesday 9/13-  We will go over the Yeast Lab from Friday and compare and share data.  I will explain how to write a CEC.  Students will complete the lab in class and turn in.

Thursday 9/14- Students will complete a Blendspace lesson about the Cell Theory, Eukaryotic versus Prokaryotic cells and parts of prokaryotic cells as well as eukaryotic Cells (  Earbuds will be needed)

Friday 9/15-  We will go over the Blendspace lesson, Do Cell City Analogy Activity.  ( Assign Cell Analogy Poster)  Click here for information:Cell Analogy Project

Powerpoint about cells and functions:cell_structure_function

8th Grade Week of 9/4-4-8, 2017

Bonus Opportunity is due Tuesday!  Students were given the opportunity for doing the attached puzzle for 2 bonus points or doing the puzzle as well as researching two scientists and writing a paragraph about each for 5 bonus points.  bonus puzzle

Monday 9/4- Out of School

Tuesday 9/5- Do book work on Energy and practice using Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy equations.  typesandformsofenergy__1_

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Wednesday 9/6- We will review energy by checking book work from Tuesday.

 

Thursday 9/7- We will finish the lab on Energy that was started last Friday.  Students must design lab to test for how changing mass affects KE.

Friday 9/8- Students will test their lab, collect data, analyze and write a report.

Life Science Week of 9/4-9/8, 2017

If you are interested in using an online textbook or buying a Biology handbook for your child, please click here for my suggestions to use or buy:  biology handbookOR ONLINE (1)

Bonus Opportunity is due Tuesday!   Students were given the opportunity to do the puzzle for 2 bonus points, or do the puzzle and research 2 of the scientists and write a paragraph about each for 5 bonus points.  bonus puzzle

Monday 9/4– Out of School

Tuesday 9/5- Cover Microscope parts and history.

Review characteristics of Life.characteristics-of-life-1    The Microscope  

Wednesday 9/6- Review all covered material, review games. Cover biological hierarchy of life.LevelsofOrganization

Thursday 9/10- Lab using the microscope

Friday 9/11- Lab on Characteristics of Life ? This will be a quiz about the topic.

 

8th Grade Week of 8/28-9/1, 2017

There is a test on The Nature of Science this Tuesday, 8/29.  It was announced last Tuesday and a study guide was posted on Google Classroom Friday.  (Click here for another copy):  Physical Science Study guide test 1

Monday 8/28- Review games and prepare for test.

Tuesday 8/29- Test on Nature of Science

Wednesday 8/30- Introduction to Energy unit.  Group activities. Click here for a powerpoint about energy.typesandformsofenergy__1_

Thursday 8/31- Make flowchart/foldable about types of energy.  ( Use computer for research)

Friday 9/1– Lab on Energy

 

7th Grade Week of 8/28-9/1, 2017

There is a test on The Nature of Science this Tuesday, 8/29.  It was announced last Tuesday and study guides were posted on Google Classroom on Friday.  Hard copies were also offered to students.  Click here for another copy:Life Science Study guide test 1

Monday 8/28- Review games and prepare for test.

Tuesday 8/29– Test on Nature of Science

Wednesday 8/30- Characteristics of Life and what living things need. ( Click here for powerpoint)characteristics-of-life-1

Thursday 8/31– 7th grade take Science Scantron Interim Test 1 ( School)

Friday 9/1- Levels of Biological Organization ( Make Flip Chart)

7th Grade Week of 8/21-8/25, 2017

Monday 8/21 Choice Day ( The Great Solar Eclipse)

Tuesday 8/22- Complete Graphing Stations, check all work and Exit Slip on graphing.

Wednesday 8/23- Gummy Worm Lab on the Scientific Method.  

Thursday 8/24- Cover variables and controls and complete notes about scientific method.

Friday 8/25- Computer work and review

Test on Nature of Science is 8/29/17.

8th Grade Week of 8/21-8/25, 2017

Monday 8/21- Choice Day ( The Great Solar Eclipse) 

Tuesday 8/22- Complete Graphing Stations, check all work and Exit Slip on graphing.

Wednesday 8/23- Helicopter Lab on the Scientific Method.  

Thursday 8/24- Cover variables and controls and complete notes about scientific method.

Friday 8/25- Computer work and review.  

Test on the Nature of Science is Tuesday- 8/29!