Monday, January 12, 2015

12 - 16 January (Week 17)

This week life science continues to focus on cell processes by making cell cycle games. Towards the end of the week we will start studying heredity. Physical science will continue working on their research proposals. These proposals are the first step for our second semester DYOE project so take the time to do it carefully and also make sure it gets turned in on time (this Friday.)

Life Science
Day 1: Reading Check 5, Cell Cycle WS, Make Cell Cycle Games
Day 2: Textbook Reading (10 min. p. 109), Make Cell Cycle Games
Day 3: Textbook Reading (10 min.), Make & Play Cell Cycle Games
Day 4: Textbook Reading (10 min.), Let's Talk Mendel

Physical Science
Day 1: Research Proposal Packet (Score Sheet, Scientific Method Sample, Graphic Organizer, Sample Graphic Organizer)
Day 2: Textbook Reading (10 min.-Fix Reading Journal 4), Chemical Bonding, Research Proposal Packet (Intro Paragraph & Supporting Paragraph 1)
Day 3: Textbook Reading (10 min.-Fix Reading Journal 4), Chemical Bonding, Research Proposal Packet (Finish Paragraph Guides)
Day 4: Textbook Reading (10 min.-Fix Reading Journal 5), Chemical Bonding, Research Proposal Packet (Figures Packet)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

5 - 9 January (Week 16)

Welcome back! Hopefully you enjoyed a nice break! We have almost made it through 1st semester! As we wrap up the semester, don't forget to STUDY and also remember the REDO DEADLINE is January 22nd. The semester officially ends January 29th.

It's time to measure our heights again in life science for our height experiments. To continue this project, we will be making a line graph rough draft of our results so far. During this time, we'll also continue studying cell processes focusing on the cell cycle.

Physical science will be diving into our Research Proposals for our next DYOE. You'll choose the topic of the experiment, research to understand it better, and fill out the paperwork for your proposal. Take time and work through this carefully! This proposal sets up you semester project for next semester as you will actually complete your chosen experiment.

Life Science
Day 1: TB Reading (10 minutes--starting at p. 56), Cell Functions Memory
Day 2: TB Reading (10 minutes), Height Experiment Growth Chart Check 2, Intro Line Graphs
Day 3: TB Reading (10 minutes), Height Experiment Line Graph Rough Draft, Review Test 3, Intro Cell Cycle
Day 4: TB Reading (10 minutes), Cell Cycle Games

Physical Science
Day 1: Review Reading Journal 4, Metric Conversions Scavenger Hunt
Day 2: Intro to Research
Day 3: Research Proposal Packet (Score Sheet, Scientific Method Sample, Graphic Organizer, Sample Graphic Organizer)--Meet in the Library
Day 4: Quiz 8 (Metric Conversions), Research Proposal Packet--Meet in the LCC

Friday, December 12, 2014

15-19 December (Week 15)

One more week until break! And then we come back to a new year and close to the end of the semester. So, spend some time this week looking at your current grade and make up any missing work or low scores. Don't forget to study! Then, enjoy a lovely break!

Life Science
Day 1: Eagle Field Trip
Day 2: Textbook Reading (10 minutes), Finish Eagle experiment--All worksheets due as a packet (Eagle Cam WS, Eagle Video 1 WS, Eagle Video 2 WS, Eagle Experiment WS)
Day 3: Test 3 (Closed Book Sample, Open Book Sample), Magazine Activity
Day 4: Video

Physical Science
Day 1: Textbook Reading (10 minutes)--need to be through p. 342 by Friday 
Day 2: Textbook Reading (10 minutes), Chemical Bonding
Day 3: Properties of Element Lab (Must: wear shoes that cover your feet, wear long pants-no leggings, stretch pants, or holey pants, and pull hair back if you have long hair)
Day 4: Awesome Student Experiments, Fission Fusion Activity (Note: 5th period will be attending the school play day 4 rather than these activities. These activities are supplemental or review activities so 5th period students need to make sure they remember to study as usual.)

8 - 12 December (Week 14)

Oh dear! I missed posting the agenda this week. I was gone Monday which is when I usually post. Sorry! Here's what happened this week:

Life Science
Day 1: Eagle Cam Day 5, Start Eagle Video 2 (Eagle Video 2 WS)
Day 2: Measure Height on Growth Chart, Eagle Cam Day 6, Finish Eagle Video 2
Day 3: Eagle Cam Day 7, Eagle Experiment WS
Day 4: Textbook Reading (10 minutes starting on p. 56), Cellular Respiration, Flow of Nutrients

Physical Science
Day 1: TB Reading (10 minutes), Video: Hunting the Elements
Day 2: TB Reading (10 minutes), Video: Hunting the Elements
Day 3: TB Reading (10 minutes), Metric Conversions Activity
Day 4: Quiz 7 (Isotopes), Chemical Bonding Skits, Metric Conversions Poster

Monday, December 1, 2014

1 - 7 December (Week 13)

Welcome back! Hopefully you had a wonderful few days and enjoyed Thanksgiving! The next few weeks until Winter Break should be great! They'll fly by so don't forget to STUDY! :)

Life Science will spend the next two weeks preparing for the Eagle Field Trip which occurs annually in December for all 7th graders. This year, the Eagle Field Trip will take us up to observe the eagles at Lake Coeur d'Alene and take place on Monday, December 15th. It should be a great experience where we apply the scientific method and learn a little bit more what it means to be a life scientist. While we do this, we will continue learning about cells by focusing on cell processes. Don't forget to STUDY 5 minutes a night so that you're ready for our next test which is right before break!

Physical Science will continue focusing on atoms and elements then shift into studying chemical bonding and chemical reactions. It was so much fun to see your creative sides as you worked on your Element Baby books. Don't forget, they're due this Wednesday, December 3rd by 3:45 p.m. Also, remember to STUDY 5 minutes a night so you're ready for each of your quizzes. The due date list has been updated in the "Physical Science" tab on this website to help you as you plan.

Life Science
Day 1: TB Reading (10 minutes), Intro Eagle Trip (Eagle Trip Itinerary, Eagle Trip Permission Slip), Eagle Cam Day 1 (Eagle Cam WS)
Day 2: TB Reading (10 minutes), Eagle Cam Day 2, Intro Photosynthesis
Day 3: Reading Check 4, Eagle Cam Day 3, Start Eagle Video 1 (Worksheet)
Day 4: Eagle Cam Day 4, Finish Eagle Video 1, Cell Parts Games

Physical Science
Day 1: Reading Journal 4 (Assignment Guidelines and Worksheets), The Atoms Family
Day 2: TB Reading (10 minutes), Metric Conversions Activity
Day 3: TB Reading (10 minutes), Video: Hunting the Elements, Isotopes Worksheet
Day 4: Quiz 7 (Isotopes), Video: Hunting the Elements

Monday, November 24, 2014

24 - 26 November (Week 12)

Our quick couple of days before Thanksgiving break should be relatively simple. Life Science will finish up their Materials/Methods Paragraphs while Physical Science will finish up their Element Baby Books.

Life Science
Day 1: Type Height Experiment M/M Paragraphs (Score Sheet), Height Experiment Diagram Rough Draft
Day 2: Finish Height Experiment Diagram Rough Draft, Video

Physical Science
Day 1: TB Reading (10 minutes), Element Baby Book (Instruction Sheet and Worksheet)
Day 2: Finish Reading Journal 4 (Assignment Guidelines and Worksheets), Element Baby Book (Instruction Sheet and Worksheet)

Monday, November 17, 2014

17 - 21 November (Week 11)

This week, Life Science will continue working on their height experiment as well as studying the chemicals of life. They will also work on an article summary as a class since we had trouble the first time around. Physical Science will create an "Element Baby Book" as they continue studying atoms and elements.

Reminder for Physical Science: Your second Science Article Summary is due this Friday. You were required to use an "Invented by Students" article from the October 6, 2014 issue of the Science World magazine. Be sure to proofread individually, with a peer, and with an adult!

Life Science
Day 1: TB Reading (10 min., starting on page 44), Height Experiment M/M Paragraph Guide
Day 2: TB Reading (10 min.), Complex Carbohydrates Lab
Day 3: TB Reading (10 min.), Article Summary (Work as a class), Height Experiment Diagram Rough Draft
Day 4: Type Article Summary and Height Experiment M/M Paragraphs (Score Sheet)

Physical Science
Day 1: TB Reading (10 min.), Isotope Notes, Element Baby Book (Instruction Sheet and Worksheet
Day 2: TB Reading (10 min.), Element Baby Book
Day 3: TB Reading (15 min.), Element Baby Book, Isotopes WS
Day 4: Quiz 6 (Parts of Atoms), Metric Conversions Activity