Wednesday, September 6, 2017

5 - 8 September (Week 3)

Earth Science
Tuesday: Changing Views of the Universe Notes, Investigating the Universe: Influence of Science (Rubric) & Influence of Technology (Rubric) (1.1.e, 1.1.f, PPT)
Wednesday: Review, Spectroscope Lab (1.1.b.2)
Thursday: Spectroscope Lab, Big Bang Notes (1.1.b.1-2, PPT)
Friday: Big Bang Notes, Big Bang Practice (1.1.b.1, PPT)

Biology
Tuesday: Practice Quiz, Elements & Macromolecules of Life (2.1.a-b, PPT)
Wednesday: Practice Quiz, Elements & Macromolecules of Life (2.1.a-b)
Thursday: Mastery Level Quiz 2.1.a-b, Structure of DNA (4.3.a, PPT)
Friday: Above Mastery Level Quiz 2.1.a-b, DNA Models (4.3.a, PPT)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

28 August - 1 September (Week 2)

I'm seeing wonderful things in the classroom as we learn to be science. Thanks to the students who come each day ready to discover and learn new things! Thank you to the students who are so very respectful of themselves, their peers, and myself! Thank you to the students who come in ready to use their brains! I see a classroom of smart and amazing students full of potential. We're going to have an awesome year! This week the fun really begins as we start working on our content topics. Earth Science is starting with investigating methods used by scientists to investigate the Universe as well as starting to learn about the creation of the Universe. Biology started with the characteristics of life and we are now learning about the elements of life. Both classes will have an assignment in the grade book next Tuesday, September 5th. 

Earth Science
Monday: Mastery Level Posters (PPT Template) (Standards Based Grading)
Tuesday: SLO Pre-Tests (All standards, not graded)
Wednesday: Introduction to Universe Exploration (St. 1.1.e-f, PPT)
Thursday: Investigating the Universe: Influence of Science (Rubric) & Influence of Technology (Rubric) (1.1.e, 1.1.f, 1st Period PPT, 5th/6th Period PPT)
Friday: Investigating the Universe: Influence of Science (Rubric) & Influence of Technology (Rubric) (1.1.e, 1.1.f, PPT)

Biology
Monday: Mastery Level Posters (PPT Template) (Standards Based Grading)
Tuesday: SLO Pre-Tests (All standards, not graded)
Wednesday: Characteristics of Life (St.2,3,4,5, PPT)
Thursday: Characteristics of Life, Elements of Life (St. 2.1.a, PPT)
Friday: Elements of Life (St. 2.1.a, PPT)

Monday, August 22, 2016

23 - 25 August (Week 1)

Welcome to Ms. Morris' science classes at Joel P. Jensen Middle School! Are you excited for what is sure to be an awesome school year?! I am! We have many wonderful topics to explore. In Earth Science, these topics include astronomy, geology, meteorology, hydrology, and the relationship between Earth and society. In biology, topics we will study include ecology, cells, organs & organ systems, genetics, and evolution. Each day is sure to be a grand adventure if you come prepared to learn!

Some things to remember:
  1. Don't forget to check out your class tab on this website. It includes all of the important papers that your received in class throughout the week. Remember to have your parents do their homework and turn in your signed rules sheet/disclosure by Monday, August 28th.
  2. Don't forget to bring your required supplies by Monday, August 28th. These supplies will be kept in the classroom and are essential to make sure you're prepared each day. (SUPPLIES LIST)
  3. Sign up to receive this weekly agenda in your email by typing your email address into the box on the right side of this screen. 
  4. SMILE & HAVE FUN! 


Earth Science/Biology
Wednesday: Introductions, Computer Log-In/Class Website
Thursday: "Productive Laziness" (Brain Power/Mastery Levels)
Friday: Mastery Levels (Worksheet)