This calendar will be used to communicate daily lessons, homework, activities, and tests. It is very important that students keep up to date with all their assignments. Please check this page frequently as assignments are subject to change due to students' progress / needs.

Science Notebooks....
We keep organized interactive science notebooks all school year. It contains class notes, essential science questions, informational pictures, and much more. Ask your child to see his/her notebook today!

Planners....
Students are given a planner at the beginning of the year in which to write assignments.   Have you checked your child's planner?

Graded Assignments .....
If you look at the parent portal, assignments which are graded and their due dates are listed. Please contact me if you have questions about your child's grades. Have you checked the portal?
 


************************************************THIS WEEK************************************************

Monday, February 26, 2018
7 – Sketch the 3 kinds of volcanoes. 
8 – TEST ON LAWS OF MOTION. PROJECT DUE. Air Puck Lab for those who finished project, others will complete in class today for late credit. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7 –
Constructive and Destructive effects of volcanoes.
8 – Applied Biology (Ag) Visit from Dobson. (Science Elective)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7 – Lava Viscosity Lab
8 – Introduction to Chemistry.  What makes up matter? Bill Nye - Atoms. Create anchor chart.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
7 - Cornell notes - Test Tomorrow. Start project tomorrow. DUE MONDAY. Time given in class after test.
8 –
Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures. Venn Diagram.

Friday, March 2, 2018
7 - TEST - Volcano One Pager Project - Due Monday

8 – Homogenous vs. heterogeneous mixtures .

**********************************LAST WEEK ********************************************

Monday, February 19, 2018
President’s Day – School Closed

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7 – Cornell Notes – Earthquakes. TEST TOMORROW.
8 – Introduction to Laws of Motion. Law #1 - Inertia (Inertia Games)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7 – TEST. Introduction to Volcanoes – Brainpop. Create vocabulary list, if time
8 – Law #2 – F=ma (Car on Ramp)

Thursday, February 22, 2018
7 - Volcanoes – Bill Nye. Sketch the 3 kinds of volcanoes
8 – Law #3 – Action/Reaction (Balloon Rockets)

Friday, February 23, 2018
7 – Cross Section of a Volcano
8 – Laws of Motion Project – FINISH FOR HOMEWORK. DUE MONDAY - UNIT TEST MONDAY!!


Monday, February 12, 2018
7 – Earthquake Waves – P and S
8 – Cornell Notes on Speed, Velocity and Acceleration. TEST TOMORROW.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7 – Measuring Earthquakes – Richter & Mercalli Scales.
8 - CHAPTER TEST Introduce Bernoulli's Principle

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – LATE START
7 - Mercalli vs. Richter worksheet
8 –
CHAPTER RETEST. Enrichment lab - Physics of Frisbees (Bernoulli's Principle) 

Thursday, February 15, 2018
7 - Introduction to Engineering - Building Safe Structures using the Engineering Design format.
8 – High School Registration - Have materials ready!

Friday, February 16, 2018
7 –  Test structures on shake table.
8 – 
Stormwater - Maricopa County Flood Control presentation - Ph in water and Turbidy


 

Monday, February 5, 2018
7 - Plate Tectonics Cornell Notes. TEST TOMORROW.
8 - Acceleration and Motion Graphs

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7 - CHAPTER TEST. Introduction to Earthquakes
8 - PowerPoint for Motion Graphs (finish)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7 - REVIEW PLATE TECTONICS TEST. Bill Nye - Earthquakes
8 - Acceleration, speed, velocity Problems.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
7 - RETAKE PLATE TECTONICS TEST. Diagram Types of Faults
8 - 
Marble Acceleration Lab. FINISH LAB SHEET FOR HOMEWORK

Friday, February 9, 2018
7 - Earthquake Waves - Slinky Lab
8 - 
Friction & Friction Lab - FINISH LAB SHEET OVER WEEKEND. TURN IN ACCELERATION LAB SHEET

 

Monday, January 29, 20187 - Theory of Continental Drift - Notes and Pangaea Puzzle. FINISH FOR HOMEWORK.8 - Measuring Forces with a spring scale SLIME LAB DUE.Tuesday, January 30, 2018

7 - Theory of Sea Floor Spreading - Harry Hess - pictorial input chart. PANGAEA PUZZLE DUE8 - Cornell Notes - Chapter 1. TEST TOMORROW

Wednesday, January 31, 20187 - Convection Currents - Holmes. Lava Lamp Lab
8 -
Chapter 1 TEST. Speed vs. Velocity - Calculating average speed with wind up toys.

Thursday, February 1, 20187 - Putting it all together - theory of plate tectonics - Cornell Notes. Test tomorrow8 - Graphing Motion

Friday, February 2, 20187 - Chapter Test. Convection Currents Enrichment Lab8 - Constant Velocity Lab with buggy cars (outdoor)

 

Monday, January 22, 2018
7 - Review eras - OPEN BOOK TEST - LAB DUE
8 - Vectors and Scalars - worksheet and anchor chart. LAB DUE.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

7 - Earth's Layers: Bill Nye and video worksheet
8 - Identifying Forces - PPT and worksheet. Create big ideas page

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
7 - Profile of Earth's layers and chemical makeup (Bar Graph)
8 - Balanced and unbalanced forces. Calculating Net Forces

Thursday, January 18, 2018
7 - Tectonic Plates: Cut and paste
8 - Free Body Diagrams

January 19, 2018 - Friday
7 - Types of Plate boundaries - Milky Way - TEST NEXT WEEK
8 - Colloid Lab - Making Slime - What is a colloid? Why doesn't it fit into a single phase of matter? - TEST NEXT WEEK

 

 

Monday, January 15, 2018
SCHOOL HOLIDAY - CIVIL RIGHTS DAY

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review Scientific Method

7 - Eras in Geologic History - create pie chart
8 - Introduction to Matter - Brain Pop. Create Anchor Chart

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Retake test if necessary
7 - Cut and paste fact sheet about the 4 major eras
8 - Motion - Bill Nye. Timeline - Brief History of Motion.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
7 - Laws of Geologic History
8 - Reference Points - how do you determine if something is moving?

January 19, 2018 - Friday
7 - Cupcake geology lab - Law of Superposition
8 - Distance and Displacement

 

WELCOME BACK!

January 8 - 9, 2018 - Monday - Tuesday

Review Scientific Method

January 10, 2018 - Wednesday
Review claims, evidence, and reasoning: The Trial of SpongeBob Squarepants!

January 11, 20185 - Thursday
Gobstoppers Lab

January 12, 2018 - Friday
TEST -
Create Anchor Chart for this quarter's unit


*************************************LAST SEMESTER *******************************

Monday, December 18, 2017
7 - Constellation Quiz. Astronomy Unit Pretest
8 - Review Scientific Method - Speciation Lab. MINI LAB DUE.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
7 - Astronomy Unit Pretest. NOTEBOOKS DUE TOMORROW.
8 - Finals Pretest #1 
NOTEBOOKS DUE TOMORROW

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
FINALS PRE TESTS - NOTEBOOKS DUE

Thursday, December 21, 2017
FINAL

Friday, December 22, 2017 - SHORTENED DAY!! - GRADES GO TO THE DISTRICT

7 - Make a Star Wheel. Over the break, find some constellations!!
8 - Introduction to balanced and unbalanced forces by playing Jenga

 

HAVE A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY!! SEE YA NEXT YEAR!

 

 


** ALL WORK SUBMISSIONS, TEST RETAKES AND MAKE UPS MUST BE DONE BY FRIDAY, 12/15 ****

NOTEBOOKS DUE MONDAY 12/18!!

Monday, December 11, 2017
7 - Cornell Notes Moon Phases -
Chapter Quiz tomorrow .  Sketch Tides

8 - Review symbiosis. Good Buddies Worksheet (Graded) Adaptations - Key vocabulary Test tomorrow. Introduce Natural Selection.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7 -  QUIZ on Phases. Sketch Eclipses
8 - Adaptations Test. 4 Phases of Natural Selection and Darwin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7 -  Eclipses and Tides Cornell Notes. Life Cycle of a Star
8 - Peppered Moths Lab & Speciation. SPECIATION PROJECT DUE FRIDAY

Thursday, December 14, 2017
7 - Eclipses and Tides Quiz.Introduce Constellations.
 
8 - Cornell Notes - Unit Test tomorrow - pretest if time. HOMEWORK: SPECIATION PROJECT

Friday, December 15, 2017 - Next Week -  Finals!! ALL MAKE UP WORK DUE TODAY!!
7 -  Circumpolar Constellations
8 - Adaptations Unit Test. SPECIATION PROJECT DUE

Monday, December 4, 2017
7 - Cornell Notes Seasons -
Chapter Quiz tomorrow

8 - Behavioral and Structural Adaptations - Build a better bird beak (engineering challenge)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
7 -  QUIZ on Seasons. Introduction to the Moon
8 -  Plant Adaptations Anchor Chart

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7 - Moon Geology - Observe Moon Rocks from NASA (Yes, real ones!!)
8 - Seed Dispersal Stations

Thursday, December 7, 2017
7 - Moon Phases
8 - Finish Seed Dispersal Lab - Review Symbiosis

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 2 Weeks Until Finals!!
7 -  Modeling Moon Phases with Oreo Cookies.
8 - Homeostasis Lab - Goldfish Respiration or Why do dogs pant??


Monday, November 27, 2017
7 - Cornell Notes Early Astronomy -
Unit test tomorrow

8 - Modern Genetic Research Cornell Notes Unit test tomorrow

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7 -  Unit test Anchor Chart:  Rotate vs. Revolve
8 - Unit test .  Work on one Pager - DUE TOMORROW

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - FERRETS VISIT TODAY TO KICK OFF ADAPTATIONS
7 - Ferret Food Chain
8 - ONE PAGER DUE. Behavioral adaptations and structural adaptations of ferrets.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
7 - Introduction to Seasons: Bill Nye and Pictorial Input Chart
8 - Adaptations Pre-Test. Basic Needs Outline and Anchor Chart

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2 Weeks Until Finals!!
7 - QUIZ. Reason for the Seasons desk map activity.
8 - Bird Beak Lab


Monday, November 20, 2017
7 - Solar System Sketch - FACEBOOK PAGE DUE

8 - Genetic Engineering and Selective Breeding ESSAY DUE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7 -  Star Lab- portable planetarium
8 - ESSAY LATE.  Modern Genetic Research

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
7 - Big Bang Theory Lab
8 - Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY



Monday, November 13, 2017
7 - Galactic Address

8 - DNA Cornell Notes Unit test tomorrow

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7 -  Ancients Astronomers from Aristotle to Galileo
8 - DNA RETEST.  Genetic Disorders

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7 - Solar System Theories - Heliocentric and Geocentric
8 - Modern Genetics

Thursday, November 16, 201
7 - Solar System - Bill Nye Video. Venn Diagram Earth vs. Venus (our sister planet)
8 - 4 Year High School plan with the counselor

Friday, November 17, 2017

7 - Planet Facebook Page
8 - GMOs - Begin argumentative essay


Monday, November 6, 2017
7 - ONE PAGER work session. DUE TOMORROW. Scientific Method Review. Test retake tomorrow.

8 - Mendel Cornell Notes Unit test tomorrow

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7 -  SCIENTIFIC METHOD RETAKE UNIT TEST. ONE PAGER DUE. Introduction to Astronomy - Cosmic Survey (if time)
8 - GENETICS TEST. DNA Video if time.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7 - Galactic Address
8 - DNA

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - visit from Officer Dieu
7 - Scientific Method in police work
8 - DNA methodology in forensics

Friday, November 10, 2017
Veteran's Day - No school.

 

Monday, October 30, 2017
7 - Finish graphing packet. How to construct a graph from scratch: DRY MIX TAILS
8 - TEST VOCABULARY! Blood Types

Tuesday, October 31,  2017
7 -  Writing Conclusions: RERUN
8 - Save Fred - STEM activity

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - LATE START
7 - Graphing Cornell Notes - TEST TOMORROW.

8 - Bill Nye - flowers. Sketch. Punnett Squares Quiz

Thursday, November 2, 2017
7 -  TEST ON GRAPHING. Scientific Method Cornell Notes - UNIT TEST TOMORROW 
8 - Pedigree Charts

Friday, November 3, 2017
7 - UNIT TEST. Begin One Pager Project - DUE MONDAY. NOTEBOOK DUE
8 - Flower Dissection Lab                            



Monday, October 23, 2017
7 - Identifying Variables - pre test TEST TOMORROW!!
8 - Gregor Mendel

Tuesday, October 24,  2017
7 - TEST ON VARIABLES. Introduction to Graphing - types of graphs and their functions
8 - Mendel's pea plant experiment simulation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7 - Finish graphing packet - QUIZ TOMORROW.

8 - Bill Nye - flowers. Sketch and dissection if time.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7 -  Writing conclusions using the acronym RERUN.
8 - Punnett Squares - Describe the differences between a genotype, phenotype, dominant and recessive

Friday, October 27, 2017
7 - Model on a whiteboard the conclusion for a given set of experiments.
8 - Construct different Punnett Squares and predict phenotypes from genotypes - GRADED

 


Monday, October 16, 2017
7 - Writing a scientific question
8 - Cell Theory

Tuesday, October 17,  2017
7 - Writing a hypothesis from a question.
8 - Cornell Notes - TEST TOMORROW. Explain cell analogy project and do a class example. Begin project.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7 - Identifying variables in a hypothesis.

8 - TEST. NOTEBOOK DUE AT END OF CLASS! Begin analogy after test.  Due tomorrow. Finish tonight for homework..

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7 -  Lab: By Golly, By Gum. Write a testable question and hypothesis for lab, defining the independent and dependent variables.
8 - ANALOGY PROJECT DUE. Bill Nye - Heredity. Traits - create trait inventory for class.

Friday, October 20, 2017
7 - Explain the difference between an IV and DV. Identify the IV and DV in a given set of experiments.
8 - Mendel. Recreate Mendel's pea plant experiments.


Monday, October 2, 2017
7 - Science Process Skills. Vocabulary Test Tomorrow.
8 - Introduction to Cells -Bill Nye. Create a Frayer Model for the word "cells"

Tuesday, October 3,  2017
7 - Vocabulary Test . Observations and Inferences.
8 - Animal vs. Plant Cell. Sketch. QUIZ FRIDAY PRIOR TO LAB.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7 - Observation and Inferences with the Milk Lab. Quiz tomorrow.

8 - Cell Venn Diagram Plant vs. Animal. Quickwrite: Which organelle in the cell is the most important? Create CER on whiteboard for board meeting.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7 -  Indirect Observation - What's inside the black petri dish? Quiz.
8 - Mitosis vs. Meiosis. Create foldable.

Friday, October 6, 2017
7 - Observation and Inferences QUIZ. Scientific Method Boogaloo.
8 -  QUIZ ON PARTS OF THE CELL. Making an edible cell model.

HAVE A GREAT BREAK!!


Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
7 - Buoyancy - Video and Density Canisters
8 - Cornell Notes and Pretest on claims, evidence and reasoning

Tuesday, Sept. 26,  2017
7 - Review Measurement - Unit Pretest
8 - Test on CER - Begin review of graphing

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
7 - Test on Measurement. Introduce Scientific Method (if time)

8 - Finish Graphing Review. Pendulum

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
7 -  Introduction of Scientific Method- Video & Worksheet. Mnemonic.
8 - Scientific Method Cornell Notes and Pretest

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
7 - Process Skills Graphic Organizer- what skills do scientists need?
8 - Scientific Method Test - Thinket Center Stations (if time)


Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
7 - How to calculate density
8 - Claims, Evidence and Reasoning  - Who killed Mr. Kelly?? Create foldable

Tuesday, Sept. 19,  2017
7 - Density Layers
8 - Penny Drop Lab - Make a graph from the data collected

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
7 - Gummy Bear Lab Part 1

8 - Pendulum Lab - What graph will you use for you data??

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
7 -  Gummy Bear Lab Part 2. Density Cornell Notes
8 - Scientific Method Cornell Notes - Thinket Center Stations

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
7 - Density Test. Measuring the mass of a powder using a triple beam balance
8 - Scientific Method Test. Science Process Skills Foldable

 

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 - Day of Remembrance
7 - Calculate volume of a regular solid
8 - Review Scientific Method. PROJECT: CREATE YOUR OWN MNEMONIC POSTER

Tuesday, Sept. 12,  2017
7 - Cornell Notes - performance assessment tomorrow. Review the 3 ways of calculating volume in science
8 - Review Variables. PROJECT: CREATE YOUR OWN MNEMONIC POSTER DUE TOMORROW

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
7 - Lab -
performance assessment
8 - Graphing - Determine types of data and the appropriate graph to use

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
7 -  Measuring mass with a triple beam balance - lab
8 - Milk Lab - Scientific Method Review

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
7 - Mass Quiz. Measuring the mass of a liquid using a triple beam balance
8 - Helicopter Lab - Experimental Design


Monday, Sept. 4, 2017
Happy Labor Day - Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, Sept. 5,  2017
7 - Displacement Bellwork Quiz. Rainbow Lab - Review measurement with a GC to create the colors of the rainbow in test tubes.
8 - Introduction to microscopes. Learn the various parts and their function
.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
7 - Measuring using a metric ruler
8 - Microscope "e" lab

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
7 -  Measuring volume of regular objects using a metric ruler - practice
8 - Microscope Quiz.  Identify mystery photos from microscopic slides using CER

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
7 - Measuring volume of regular objects using a metric ruler - lab
8 - Microwave popcorn lab - review the scientific method.  Which brand of popcorn pops the most kernels?

 


ASSIGNMENTS ARE COLOR CODED: 7th is in black, 8th is in blue

Monday, August 28, 2017
7 - Introduction to the metric system - Metric System Data Table
8 - Review metric system by rotating through measurement stations

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7 - Introduction and practice with graduated cylinders.
8 - Continue with
centers.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
7 - Measuring volume using a graduated cylinder lab
8 - Finish metric centers. Turn in lab sheet

Thursday, August 31, 2017
7 - Graduated Cylinder Quiz. Measuring volume of irregular objects (displacement) using a graduated cylind
8 - Metric System Pretest and Cornell Notes.

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
7 - Measuring volume of irregular objects (displacement) using a graduated cylinder lab
8 - Metric System Test. Review claims, evidence and reasoning with foldable

 

 

Monday, August 21, 2017
Solar eclipse - explain what causes a solar eclipse. Research and report on different cultures' mythology and customs about eclipses

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Solar Eclipse Gizmo - Virtual Interactive Lab

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Introduction to Lab Equipment (specific to grade level)

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Cornell notes
on lab equipment  - TEST TOMORROW.  BEGIN SAFETY PROJECT

Friday, August 25, 2017
EQUIPMENT TEST - Introduction to measurement / review of measurement SAFETY PROJECT DUE.


 

Monday, August 14, 2017 - COMPOSITION BOOK DUE
Set up notebooks - notebook requirements and grading procedures
Study Skills
HOMEWORK: GET SYLLABUS SIGNED IF NOT ALREADY TURNED IN

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Safety Rules & Safety Contract - THIS CONTRACT MUST BE SIGNED AND FILED IN THE OFFICE IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Safety Webquest

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Safety Test -
STUDENTS MUST GET 100% ON THIS TEST TO DO LABS AND HANDLE EQUIPMENT. RETESTS GIVEN

 

Friday, August 18, 2017
Safety retest - Chemical safety lab - Students will demonstrate lab safety while mixing a given set of chemicals.

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Classroom procedures and expectations.
Name Glyphs - Teambuilding activities - Stacking Cup Challenge
HOMEWORK: GET SYLLABUS SIGNED


Thursday, August 10, 2017
Review procedures - quiz
Claims, evidence and reasoning - Who broke the window? (Hypothesis, data, conclusion)
HOMEWORK: GET  SYLLABUS SIGNED IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO. NO EXPERIMENTS MAY BE DONE WITHOUT HAVING THIS DOCUMENTATION

Friday, August 11, 2017
Mystery Cube Challenge - introduction to scientific inquiry. The importance of observation and inference in problem solving.

HOMEWORK: GET  SYLLABUS SIGNED IF NOT DONE SO ALREADY!  BRING COMPOSITION BOOK ON MONDAY