Monday 12/11- Quake Challenge Project!! We used the budget prepared last week to purchase toothpicks and marshmallows for our group. We worked to build a 5 story structure that could withstand an earthquake. It was rushed, frantic and fun!!
Tuesday 12/12- Students completed the page that goes with the Quake Challenge. This will be graded when I do notebook checks.
DSQ open note test is tomorrow and notebooks will be taken up afterward. If you miss the test because of choir, please come Thursday morning before school to take your test. DSQ’s are no longer on the DSQ page at the top of my blog. They have been there as we have answered them, but to discourage students from having incomplete work all 9 weeks and copying the information at the last minute, I have removed them.
Wednesday 12/13-We took the DSQ test today- Notebooks were turned in and I will keep them for a while to grade them. If you are a choir student and you missed the test, please come to my room before school tomorrow.
Monday 12/4- Make sure that your notebook is ready for a notebook check.
- Table of contents complete
- pages numbered correctly
- pages have the correct dates
- If it is not a handout, you should have a heading on the page.
- I returned the tests from last week and we started a lab about P waves and S waves.
Tuesday 12/5- Primary and Secondary waves Lab- Make sure notebook is ready for grading.
Wednesday 12/6-We studied seismograph today by using a model of a seismograph to produce the seismic waves. We tested the difference in the force, direction, and distance of the movement.
TEST IS THURSDAY
Monday 11/27- We worked on our drawings that show sea-floor spreading for 20 minutes (nb p. 18). I returned the 3 quizzes that you have taken and we glued them onto 19 in our notebooks, and we started on the notes on plate tectonics (nb. p.20)
Tuesday-I graded the sea floor spreading drawings while students completed study guide questions 24-27. We went over the answers and I gave each student the answer key for those questions. Students should have the answer key for all of the questions, if they have shown me their answers. We also completed the notes for plate tectonics. Most classes had time to model the plate movement using play dough. We will have review games tomorrow.
Wednesday-We played a review game to help prepare for the test tomorrow.
Monday 11/13- We worked on study guide questions 1-13 in class and we also worked on these in class Thursday. We will grade these questions tomorrow.
Tuesday 11/14- We graded study guide questions 1-13 and I gave students an answer key for the questions. We then started the Sea floor spreading notes.
Wednesday 11/15-Sea floor spreading activity- Study guide questions 14-23 are due Friday.
Thursday 11/16- Questions 14-23 on study guide are due tomorrow. Sea-floor spreading questions (notebook page 17) are due tomorrow. We worked on these in small groups today.
Friday 11/17- Our counselor, Mrs. Boone will meet with each of my science classes today for a lesson.
We will finish up after the Thanksgiving holidays and have a review. The test will be towards the end of the week of Nov. 27-Dec.1
Monday-11/6 Convection Currents in the Mantle Lab
Tuesday-11/7 I have informed all classes that we will have short quizzes to check understanding of current concepts. Review notes or work each day. Today we had a short quiz, graded page 11, and started our study of continental drift. Homework is to color the Pangaea puzzle, cut it out and fit it together where the bands of fossils match.
Thursday- 11/9 Quiz on Pangaea Notes- A Study guide was given today. The test will be after our Thanksgiving holidays. We are working on questions 1-13.