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, 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


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

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