Wednesday, April 16, 2014

14 - 18 April (Week 31)

8th graders finished their SBACs this week! Great job! 7th graders start this week. Physical science will go back to the more structured class format with a daily agenda as we review multiple topics as well as start studying heat and electricity. Life Science students will start a list of assignments to finish by April 25th rather than a daily agenda. That way students can easily make up what they missed when they were gone taking a test. 

Life Science

Complete the following by April 25th. Once you’ve completed one, show it to Ms. Morris. She will initial your SBAC assignment paper and give you another assignment. When done, turn the paper with initials into the basket.
  • Cell Functions Memory Game
  • Cell Parts & Functions Game
  • Photosynthesis WS
  • Cell Cycle WS
  • Cycle of Nutrients Poster
  • Magazine Assignment

Physical Science
Day 1: SBAC Assignment List
Day 2: SBAC Assignment List
Day 3: Review Topics from SBAC Assignment List
Day 4: Concept Quiz 3 (Conservation of Energy)Review Topics from SBAC Assignment List


Monday, April 7, 2014

7 - 11 April (Week 30)

Welcome to 4th quarter! This quarter we'll wrap up our DYOEs by preparing posters for the MMS Expo which will be May 22nd. (If you didn't turn in your DYOE Experiment Packet, be sure to get it in ASAP!) Life science will start studying cellular processes followed by a little bit of genetics. Physical science is currently studying heat and will then study electricity, magnetism, and waves. It should be a great quarter!

Life Science
Day 1: 8th Grade Registration with Ms. Stone, Reading Check 7 (Assignment Guidelines)
Day 2: Cell Video, Tissue Observations
Day 3: Test 5 (Close Book Sample, Open Book Sample), Reading Check 7 (Assignment Guidelines)
Day 4: Science ISAT 

Physical Science
Due to the SBACs, we're going to have a list of assignments to finish by April 16th rather than a daily agenda. That way students can easily make up what they missed when they were gone taking a test. 

The following assignments must be completed by April 16th and will be worth 5 points: 
  • Learning Record Notes p. 21
  • Concept Quiz 2 (Newton’s Laws) Sample Quiz
  • Transformation of Energy Practice
  • States of Matter & Heat Book Work
  • Magazine Assignment


Concept Quiz 2 (Newton's Laws) will be this Friday, April 11th. There are no SBACs that day. (So study and be ready!)
 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

31 March - 3 April (Week 29)

During the last week of 3rd quarter, you should finish your DYOE Experiment Packet which is due Thursday. Although collected during 3rd quarter, it will count towards 4th quarter to provide time for late work and redoes.

In life science, don't forget to study for your test next week! Here are the links to the sample test:
Test 5 Closed Book Sample, Test 5 Open Book Sample.

In physical science, SBACs have started which means most of you will a few classes over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to study for your quizzes! Your next quiz is next Friday. Here is the link to the sample quiz: Concept Quiz 2 (Newton's Laws)

Life Science
Day 1: Organ Systems
Day 2: Earthworm Lab
Day 3: Jeopardy

Physical Science
Day 1: Newton's Laws Activities
Day 2: Jeopardy
Day 3: Video: "Absolute Zero: Conquest of Cold"

Monday, March 24, 2014

24-28 March (Week 28)

Hope you had a wonderful break! As we move into spring, both life science will continue working on their DYOEs. DYOE Experiment Packets are due this Friday, March 28th. These packets will count towards 4th quarter to provide room for redoes if needed. Life science will also continue studying cells while physical science continues studying Newton's Laws.

The 3rd quarter redo deadline is also this Friday, March 28th. Any redoes or late work needs turned in by Friday or it won't be accepted. All test retakes (life science) and quiz retakes (physical science) need to be scheduled by Wednesday and, of course, taken by Friday.

Life Science
Day 1: Cell Posters, DYOE Figures
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: Earthworm Lab
Day 4: Reading Check 7

Physical Science
Day 1: Newton's Laws Posters
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: High School Registration w/ the Counselors
Day 4: Newton's Laws Activities

Friday, March 7, 2014

10-14 March (Week 27)

One more week until Spring Break! In life science, we'll continue to study cell parts and work on our DYOEs. In Physical Science, we'll continue studying motion and work on our DYOEs. MAKE SURE TO COMPLETE YOUR EXPERIMENT BY THE END OF SPRING BREAK! We'll finish the packet right after break.

Life Science
Day 1: Cheek Cell Lab
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: Cell Posters
Day 4: Cell Posters

Physical Science
Day 1: Finish Hot Wheels Lab, Newton's Laws Posters
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: Forces & Motion Lab
Day 4: Measurement Quiz 2 (Motion), Transformation of Energy 


3-7 March (Week 26)

Somehow missed posting on Monday, sorry!

Life Science
Day 1: Video
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: Reading Check 6 (Assignment Guidelines), Parts of Cells
Day 4: Parts of Cells

Physical Science
Day 1: Calculating Force Review, Speed/Velocity/Acceleration WS
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: Hot Wheel Lab
Day 4: Measurement Quiz 1 (Forces), Hot Wheel Lab

Monday, February 24, 2014

24-28 February (Week 25)

We'll start our DYOE experiments this week. Most of us will just organize our experiments while a few students will actually start their experiment. DYOE Experiment Packets will be due March 28th so we have 5 weeks to complete all of our experiment work.

Life Science is shifting into studying cells while Physical Science continues studying energy, forces, and will start learning about Newton's Laws of Motion. It should be a great week!

Life Science
Day 1: Intro Cells
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: Review, Video: Cells, Reading Check 6 (Assignment Guidelines)
Day 4: Test 4 (Closed Book Sample, Open Book Sample)

Physical Science
Day 1: Mythbusters
Day 2: DYOE Experiment Day (DYOE Experiment Packet)
Day 3: Intro Newton's Laws, Vector WS
Day 4: Concept Quiz 1 (Types of Energy), Calculating Forces Practice Worksheets

Note: My google documents folder is having trouble at the moment. I will try to upload and link the DYOE Experiment Packet and Reading Check 6 Assignment Guidelines again later.