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

Monday, November 10, 2014

10 - 14 November (Week 10)

We made it through 1st quarter! It was a wonderful quarter; we learned many things! As we start 2nd quarter, remember to stay on top of assignments. Ask questions right away so, if you need help, you can get help. It's a lot easier to stay caught up than it is to catch up!

Life Science will be taking their second test this week as well as continuing their height experiment by taking another measurement as well as created a diagram. Physical Science is currently focusing on atoms while as finishing up their DYOE Airplane Report.

Life Science
Day 1: TB Reading (10 min.)--Reading Check 3 due Friday
Day 2: TB Reading (10 min.), Measure height on growth chart, Start Height Experiment Diagram Rough Draft
Day 3: Test 2 (Closed Book Sample, Open Book Sample), Work on Diagram Rough Draft
Day 4: Video

Physical Science
Day 1: Picture Close Read (Part of Reading Check 4), DYOE Bar Chart (Part of DYOE Airplane Report)
Day 2: TB Reading (10 min.), DYOE Peer Review, HOT (Quiz 5) Practice
Day 3: TB Reading (20 min.), HOT (Quiz 5) Practice, Adventures of the Periodic Table
Day 4: Quiz 5 (Hypotheses, Observations, Theories), Adventures of the Periodic Table, Notes: Isotopes

Monday, November 3, 2014

3 - 7 November (Week 9)

It's the last week of 1st quarter! Time flies! This week, Life Science will begin to shift from parts of cells to focusing on the organization of an organism. Physical Science will work on the final phases of our Airplane DYOE as well as continuing to learn about the differences between hypotheses, observations, and theories.

The following assignments may still be redone (or turned in if they're currently missing) through the dates shown in parentheses below:
*Life Science: Height Experiment Introduction Paragraphs (Wednesday, 11/5/14); Reading Check 2 (Wednesday, 11/5/14); Cell Poster (Thursday, 11/6/14)
*Physical Science: DYOE Experiment Packet (Tuesday, 11/4/14); Quiz 3: SOO (Schedule by Tuesday, 11/4/14 & retake by Wednesday, 11/5/14); Article Summary 1 (Wednesday, 11/5/14), Reading Journal 3 (Thursday, 11/6/14), Quiz 4: MVD (Schedule by Thursday, 11/6/14 & retake by Friday, 11/7/14)

Be sure to follow the redo guidelines!

Life Science
Day 1: Reading Check 3, Share Cell Posters
Day 2: TB Reading (10 min.), Levels of Organization, Tissue Observations
Day 3: Review Jeopardy
Day 4: TB Reading (10 min.), Earthworm Lab

Physical Science
Day 1: DYOE Paragraph Guides (Intro & Materials/Methods), Chemical vs. Physical Properties Lab
Day 2: Theories, Atom Notes, DYOE Paragraph Guides (Results & Discussion)
Day 3: Review Jeopardy
Day 4: Type DYOE Airplane Report (Requirements & Paragraph GuideSample Report)--Meet in the Library (Printed draft due in class Monday, 11/10/14; final report due Thursday, 11/13/14)