March 22 – April 4th

Wednesday, 3/22–Today was our first day of construction on our Mars/Lunar Greenhouse Model!

Thursday, 3/23–Continue construction (Choir folks—No need to worry!  You met with your group on Wednesday!)

Friday, 3/24–Finish construction

Monday, 4/3–Put the finishing touches on your Greenhouse Model.  Write and practice your presentation.

Tuesday, 4/4—Present Greenhouse Model to the class; Assess cost effectiveness and participate in a Peer Review question and answer session about your model.

March 6 – 10, 2017

Monday, 3/6

  • Finish Mars video
  • Complete “Working for NASA” Interest Inventory
  • Finish Rocket Reflections
  • Polish SNB

Tuedsay, 3/7

  • NEW GROUPS!
  • Astronaut Challenge #1—GIVE ME A HAND
  • Bring your phone to use as a time keeping device.

Wednesday, 3/8

  • Astronaut Challenge #2—-TEAM WORK and TIGHT SPACES

Thursday, 3/9  (END OF 3rd 9 WEEKS)

  • Brown Bag Day!  Notebooks are due for 25 point GOLD GRADE.
  • Activity TBA

Friday, 3/10 — NO SCHOOL!  TEACHER WORK DAY!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th

Happy Friday! 
1. Don’t forget you have a test on TUESDAY!

  • Please use the SPACE EXPLORATION QUIZLET to study.
  • I suggest you set the practice test feature to MATCHING. Make sure you set it up for all 25 words.

2. MONDAY–POP ROCKET CONSTRUCTION

  • Bring your toilet paper/paper towel tube and any extra supplies you may need for “pop rocket” construction on Monday.
  • I will provide glue, scissors, white paper, and tape. 

3. DONATIONS NEEDED—-ALKA SELTZER TABLETS of ANY BRAND needed for rocket activity on WEDNESDAY! 

IF YOU GO TO CVS PHARMACY—PLEASE THANK THEM FOR ALL THE MEDICINE BOTTLES THEY DONATED FOR OUR POP ROCKETS!

February 22-29th

SPACE EXPLORATION ENGINEERING LABS

ALKA-SELTZER DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR LAB NEXT WEEK!

WEDNESDAY 2/22—Full class period of engineer, test, re-design, and re-test a balloon rocket that follows a planned trajectory.
THURSDAY  2/23—Add and test cargo capsule to determine the fewest number of breaths required to transport 20 paper clips horizontally 2 meters.
FRIDAY  2/24—Continue the cargo transport tests vertically.  Analyze and compare data gathered over the 2 days.

MONDAY   2/27—-BRING a TOILET PAPER ROLL or PAPER TOWEL ROLL to class along with any material you’d like to use to create a small “pop” rocket.  :0)

TUESDAY  2/28–Vocabulary Test—Quizlet posted Tuesday 2/21

WEDNESDAY  3/1–Launch “pop” rockets if weather permits!

Tuesday, February 21st

Today we began brainstorming the engineering plan for the “Balloon Rocket” challenge.  Construction and testing will be tomorrow.  You might want to bring balloons if you have any at home. . .just in case yours pops or doesn’t work out the way you expected.  :0)

Here is the SPACE EXPLORATION QUIZLET to help you study for your test NEXT TUESDAY!

 

February 13 – 17

This week students are wrapping up our study of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.

Monday–(Mrs. Brown was absent)–Students read more about the moon and its special characteristics in chapter 19, Section 4 of our “old red” textbook and completed a guided reading in class.  This will be reviewed and graded on Friday.

Tuesday–VALENTINE’s DAY FUN!  Students received a little surprise from Mrs. B. and enjoyed a grammar lesson in science as they created HILLARIOUS MAD LIBS!  The “Save Our Oceans” posters were presented by each team.

Wednesday—(Mrs. Brown is at a science meeting)—Students read more about the history of space travel in  chapter 19 section 5 of our “old red” textbook and completed a guided reading in class.  This will be reviewed and graded on Friday.

Thursday—Tie up loose ends—Finish all classwork that has not been completed:  guided readings and interpreting tide tables.

Friday—Discuss and grade this week’s seat work.

Wednesday, January 25th

ABSENT TODAY? Here is what we did plus tonight’s HW!
SNB #7–Wed. 1/25 BW
1.  What would Earth be like with no moon?
2.  What would Earth be like if the moon was really, really close to us?

CW–Finish neap and spring tide illustrations (last page of tides notes) and review essential tides information.

HOMEWORK:
1.  Please use the quizlet on tides to prepare for a possible quiz tomorrow!
https://quizlet.com/67092967/tides-flaquizlet.com/67092967/tides-flash-cardssh-cards/

2.  Interactive Article #3 is due FRIDAY!

Tuesday, January 24th

Bell Work–None today.

Class Work–Introduction to tides

  1. SNB Entry #10–TIDES (Gap Fill notes were completed in class and glued into SNB)
  2. Notes and power point from today’s lesson can be found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM.

HOMEWORK–Interactive article #3 is due FRIDAY, JAN. 27th!

TOMORROW–We will continue to learn more about tides and interpreting tides tables.

Monday, January 23, 2017

ABSENT Friday 1/20 or Thursday 1/19—-You must complete your ECLIPSE FOLDABLE.

Eclipses FoldableTemplate retrieved from Earth’s Place in the Universe by Gay Miller.

TODAY IN CLASS:

BELL WORK:

  1. Create SNB Entry #7 and title it:  BELL WORK–Jan. 23-27
  2. Monday 1/23—What is the  difference between the UMBRA and the PENUMBRA?

CLASS WORK–

  1.  SNB ENTRY #8 Lunar Eclipse Pop Up
  2.  SNB ENTRY #9 Solar Eclipse Pop UP

Today we assembled the pop ups we began on Friday and used our flashlights/phones to create working models of both eclipses.

Eclipse Pop UpImage retrieved from Earth’s Place in the Universe authored by Gay Miller.

TOMORROW– Tides

HOMEWORK:

  1.  Interactive Article #3–SUPER MOON (in Google Classroom) is due Friday.
  2. Our Phases, Eclipses, and Tides test is MONDAY, Jan. 30th.
  3. Study guide completed Thursday 1/26 and Kahoot review Friday 1/27.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The study tools for Moon Phases and the vocabulary we’ve used the last few weeks have also been posted in GOOGLE CLASSROOM!

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1. You will have a POP QUIZ on Moon Phases one day this week. You must identify each phases and put it in the proper position, starting with the NEW MOON.

Quizlet–Moon Phases

Quizlet–Earth, Moon, Sun Vocabulary List #1
2. ABSENT ON FRIDAY 1/13? Your make up work is:
1. Color the phases of the moon sheet you received in class today.
2. SNB ENTRY #3—Glue and label each phase like my entry. See the attachment below. :0)

Moon Phases SNB ENTRY #3