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Welcome to Mrs. Hunt's Science Academy class for the 2018-2019 school year.  You will be in store for an interesting and fun filled year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 7, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:  Answer on notebook paper in your SA Divider.

  • 1.  What is volume?
  • 2.  What is mass?
  • 3.  Explain density.
  • 4.  Predict:  What will happen when you add cooked pasta, water, vinegar, food coloring and a mystery substance.

 

Agenda:

  • Day 1 of Dancing Spaghetti Lab.
  • Go over Lab instructions/expectations.
  • Job Descriptions - Group leaders need to determine who will measure, who will add food coloring, time keeper, who will draw what happens and who will clean up. 
  • Conduct the Lab for 2nd/3rd periods. 
  • Other classes will conduct the Lab Monday. 

 

 

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Reading Comprehension Skill.

 

Agenda:

  • Learn how to code with Mrs. Wickline in the Learning Commons.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Reading Comprehension Skill
  • Read PResidential Impeachment" and mark the text.
  • Use context to answer the questions.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Day 2 of Density Lab.
  • Discussion/clarification of the results of the Lab.
  • Make sure to hand in after completing analyze/conclude questions.
  • Metric Conversion Sheet on side counter for those that need test recovery.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:  Use whatever resources you need.

  • 1.  Define matter.
  • 2.  Define mass.
  • 3.  What is volume?
  • 4.  The amount of mass in a given space is ________. 
  • 5.  Convert 2.77 deka meters to ____ deci meters.
  • 6.  Convert .863 cm to _____  hecto meters.

 

Agenda:

  •   Density Lab - Read over the Lab sheet.
  •   Formulate a hypothesis with your group.
  •   Work the Lab - group leader will assign jobs for each person.
  •   Make observations and draw what you see.
  •   Day 2 of the Lab will be tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 3, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up: 

  • Comprehension Skill in Blue Folder.
  • Read the passages and answer on notebook paper.
  • Read a book from the LC when finished to support our school wide goal.

 

Agenda:

  • Standards of Measurement Power Point.
  • Take notes as you watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Friday, November 30, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Use Time For Kids Magazine pages 2 and 4 to answer.

  • 1.  List the reasons the cheetah population is declining.  
  • 2.  What was the mother using to bathe her baby?
  • 3.  Where is Cambodia?
  • 4.  Define remote.
  • 5.  What are the Cambodian people taught?

 

 

Agenda:

  • Bill Nye Science Guy Video on Metric Measure, Day 2.
  • Take notes to complete video note sheet.
  • Collaborate with group to ensure correct answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Green Folder

  • Reading Comprehension Skill - read the passages and select the best answers based on the context.
  • In your words, what was the explanation for the results of the Gummy Bear Lab.  Make sure to use complete sentences.

 

Agenda:

  • Bill Nye, The Science Guy, video on Metric Measure.
  • Complete the notesheet as you watch.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:  

  • Read "Diving In" and answer the 6 comprehension questions on scantron.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Hand in Metric Lab and Standard/Non Standard Worksheets.
  • Complete the Gummy Bear Lab questions and hand in to drawer today.
  • Finish Metric Conversion worksheet from Monday.
  • Finish the Time For Kids packet - on side counter.
  • "Mining For Electronics" - on black cart.
  • Hand in all work!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Write answers in SA Divider with today's date.
  • 1.  How many mm are in a centimeter?
  • 2.  Identify the control in the Gummy Bear Lab.
  • 3.  What is the manipulated variable?
  • 4.  What is the responding variable?

 

Agenda:

  • Hand in Metric Lab today.
  • Hand in Standard/Non Standard worksheets.
  • Day 2 of Gummy Bear Lab.
  • Answer analyze and conclude questions in complete sentences.  Hand in!

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 26, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Blue Folder

  • What do you remember about conversions?
  • Complete the worksheet and see if you can crack the code!
  • We will complete Tuesday.

 

Agenda:

  • Hand in Metric Lab today through Wednesday.
  • Hand in Non Standard/Standard worsheets today through Wednesday.
  • Gummy Bear Lab - listen for directions.
  • Read over and start the Lab.

 

 

 

 Friday, November 16, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up: 

  • Reading Comprehension Skill in Green Folder.
  • Read the passages and select the eight best answers.
  • Read a book from the LC when finished.

 

Agenda:

  • Complete the Metric Lab today.  Hand in.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up: 

  • Reading Comprehension Skill in Blue Folder.
  • Read "Grandmother's Visit" and answer the six questions on the back.
  • Read a book from the LC when finished.

 

Agenda:

  • Get out Metric Lab Sheet from yesterday.
  • Continue with the Metric Lab finding volume of regular/irregular objects, and mass.
  • Some students still need to submit their Flipgrid (Microplastics) to me, as well as Easel.ly (Hurricane Public Service Announcement).

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:

  • Get out the first Metric Sheet I gave you.
  • Green Folder - Define length, mass and volume.

 

Agenda:

  • Read over the Metric Lab Sheet.
  • Measure the articles that are in your blue bucket.
  • Find the volume of rectangular objects and irregular objects using the water displacement method.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

  • Read the short story, "Yakyu" and mark the text.
  • Answer the seven questions on the back.
  • Hand in to drawer on side counter.

 

Agenda:

  • Read Time For Kids starting on page #4, "Soap Club".
  • Answer the questions in your packet that relate to the story.
  • Continue reading the other short articles in the packet and answer comprehension questions.
  • Hand in to drawer on side counter.

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 12, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Green Folder

  • Reading Comprehension Skill - Meaning from context.
  • Answer the 8 questions on notebook paper in your SA Divider.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Show me your Hurricane Public Service Announcement created with Easel.ly.
  • Work to complete Standard/Non Standard Posters.

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 9, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • 1.  Turn to an elbow partner and recite the Nemonic Device.
  • 2.  Tell each other the Metric Prefixes.
  • 3.  Convert 34.5 decimeters to _____ hectometers.
  • 4.  Convert 80 Liters to _______ mL.

 

Agenda:

  • Metric Test - turn face down when finished.  Read a book from the LC.
  • Create group charts using data from Standard/Non Standard worksheets.
  • Did you hand in your Grand Challenge Design Worksheet?

 

 

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Blue Folder

  • Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet.
  • Metric Conversions on the back of paper.
  • 1.  Convert 523 dekagrams to _____ hectagrams.
  • 2.  Convert 64 liters to _____ mLiters.
  • 3.  Convert 89.3 mLiters to ____ deciL.

 

Agenda:

  • Use technology to finish:  Flipgrid, (Microplastics), Easel.ly and Powtoon (Hurricane Public Service Announcement).
  • Metric Test tomorrow!  Study!  


           

Wednesday, November 7, 2018: 

 

Warm Up:  Green Folder

  • Converting Metrics Unit 1 Worksheet.
  • Work the problems independently first, then check with a partner.  Use the whiteboards at your table

 

 

 

Agenda:

  • Use technology to complete:  Flipgrid - Microplastic Research and Easel.ly/Powtoon - Hurricane Public Service Announcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2018 & Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

 

No School today!  Tellus Field Trip and School Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 2, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Green Folder

  • Convert the first four problems on the front and the first four on the back of the "Metric Conversion, Move The Decimal, It's Easy" worksheet.
  • Collaborate with a partner and whiteboards to work any conversions that are difficult.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Create Group Charts using the data from your Standard and Non Standard worksheets.
  • Last day to hand in Grand Challenge Design Worksheet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Metric Conversion Worksheet - use it and then keep in your SA Divider.
  • Complete the Yellow Metric Worksheet using your Metric Conversion Worksheet.  Keep in SA Divider.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Practice Metric Conversions.......
  • Hand in Grand Challenge Design Sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wednesday, October 31, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Answer on notebook paper.
  • 1.  Write the Metric Prefixes from smallest to largest.
  • 2.  How would you write the next to largest value when measuring length?
  • 3.  How would you write the next to smallest value when measuring mass?

 

 

Agenda:

  • Complete the Standard Measurement Activity.
  • Rotate stations to complete.
  • Hand in Grand Challenge Design Sheet.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:

  • Green Folder - Reading Comprehension Skill
  • Read the selections and choose the best word to fit the context of the sentence.

 

Agenda:

  • Complete the Non Standard Measurement Activity.
  • Rotate stations.
  • Keep worksheet in binder.
  • Start the Standard Measurement Activity on side counter.
  • Hand in Grand Challenge Design Sheet today!

 

 

Monday, October 29, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Use the worksheet, "Metric System" and answer the questions on notebook paper.
  • 1.  What are two ways to measure in the world?
  • 2.  What is the difference between standard and non standard ways to measure?
  • 3.  Create a numonic device to retain the Metric prefixes.

 

Agenda:

 

  • Continue with Non Standard Measurement Activity from Friday.
  • Rotate stations to complete.
  • Hand in Grand Challenge Design Sheet.

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 26, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Use the worksheet, "Metric System" and answer the following questions on notebook paper.

  • 1.  The basic unit of measure for length is ______.
  • 2.  The basic unit of measure for mass is _______.
  • 3.  The basic unit of measure for volume is the ______.
  • 4.  Identify the Metric System prefixes.

 

Agenda:

  • Non Standard Measurement Activity.
  • We will rotate staions to complete.
  • TGIF Drawing!
  • Make sure to complete Grand Challenge Design Sheet and hand in Monday.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  

  • Read the worksheet, "Metric System", and mark the text.
  • Answer the following questions:
  • 1.  Where and when was teh Metric System developed?
  • 2.  What is the major advantage of the Metric System over the English System?
  • 3.  Which US president signed the Metric Conversion Act?
  • 4.  What is the Metric System called today?

 

Agenda:

  • Complete Grand Challenge Design Sheet from yesterday.  Hand in.
  • Complete Cornell Notes on "2017 Catastrophic Hurricane Season".  Hand in by November 3rd.
  • My notes are on side counter to assist you.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018:

 


Warm Up:

  • Write answers on notebook paper.
  • What materials worked best for purifying your contaminated water?
  • Support your answer.  Why did they work????

 

Agenda:

  • Complete Grand Challenge Design Sheet.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up: 

  • Answer on notebook paper!
  • What are some devastating effects of hurricanes?
  • Blue Folder - Read over Grand Challenge Design Sheet and circle any unfamiliar words.

 

Agenda:

  • Building Inquiry/Problem Solving - Grand Challenge.
  • Imagine your city has been hit by a devastating hurricane and you have no clean water.
  • You and your collaborative team must use whatever materials you think will clean/purify the water.
  • Start the Grand Challenge!

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 22, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Blue Folder

  • Hurricane Rating Sheet - use to answer the 5 questions about hurricane strength.  Answer on notebook paper.

 

Agenda:

  • Complete Cornell Notes on "2017's Catastrophic Hurricane Season".
  • Compare your notes against mine to make sure you have mentioned everything important.
  • Hand in to drawer when finished.
  • Did you finish your Easel.ly/Powtoon Public Service Announcement from last week and submit to me?

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -  Friday, October 19, 2018:

 

Work on Public Service Announcement in the Learning Commons using either Easel.ly or Powtoon.

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018:

 

Create Public Service Announcement in the Learning Commons using either Easel.ly or Powtoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 9th, - Friday, October 12th: 

Monday, October 15th - Tuesday, October 16th:

 

Research in the Learning Commons on why hurricanes of 2017 were so destructive and on 2018's hurricane season.

 

Will be learning how to use information learned from research to create an Infographic/Powtoon.

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 8, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Collaborate to do this!

  • Make a list of what you already know about hurricanes.
  • Use the chart paper and markers provided at your table.
  • Each group will present to the class.

 

Agenda:

  • Read the article, "Why Was the 2017 Hurricane Season So Catastrophic".
  • Start Cornell Notes on the topic.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 5, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Blue Folder

  • Reading Comprehension Skill - Meaning from context.
  • Read the statements and answer the 8 questions.
  • Collect tickets for TGIF Drawing.

 

Agenda:

  • Get out your Debate Worksheets - this would be the Pro/Con worksheet and the Graphic Organizer from yesterday.
  • Philosophical Chair Debate.
  • Finish Partner Activity if time......

 

 

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Complete your Pro/Con worksheet from yesterday.
  • This will be taken up for a grade after the Debate.

 

Agenda:

  • Blue Folder - Pre Discussion Graphic Organizer.
  • Record your name, date and the Central Statement, "YRS is a better way to teach children and improve student achievement".
  • Decide if you agree or disagree.  Support your decision on paper.
  • Go over the rules for Philosophical Chairs and prepare to debate tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

 

Warm Up:  Blue Folder

  • Reading Comprehension Skill - Meaning from context.
  • Read the text and answer 9-12 on notebook paper.
  • Read a book from the LC when finished to support our school wide goal.

 

Agenda:

  • Finish presentations of collaborative posters on YRS.
  • Watch persuassive video on topic.
  • Complete YRS Pro and Con worksheet for Thursday's Debate.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Look at the bowl of shells at your table.
  • Choose a shell, examine it and write a reflection using the index card at your table.
  • Reflect on how shells are like people.
  • Your reflection should be a minimum of 5 sentences.

 

Agenda:

  • Presentation of Posters on "Why Year Round Education is Not a Good Idea".

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 1, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Reading Comprehension Skill in Blue Folder.
  • Read the  8 passages and select the best answer to fit the context.
  • Read a book from the LC to support our school wide goal.

 

Agenda:

  • Work with collaborative group to finish YRS Poster.
  • You will present your posters tomorrow.
  • This will count as a project grade!
  • If you received a Success Block stamp in your Agenda today, study your Scientific Method Study Guide and retest either tomorrow or Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 21, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:

  • Get out your Scientific Method Study Guide and study with an elbow partner.
  • You havae the option of finishing your Flipgrid project at home or during Success Block Tuesday/Thursday, October 2nd/4th.

 

Agenda:

  • Scientific Method Test.
  • Work on Poster, "Why Year Round School is Not a Good Idea".
  • TGIF Drawings!
  • Happy Fall Break!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

  • 1.  Read "Pioneer Pilot" and mark the text using AVID Critical Reading Strategies.
  • 2.  Answer the 5 questions on the back.
  • 3.  Log onto a computer.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Complete Flipgrid Video of your persausive argument on personal care product/plastics.
  • Scientific Method Test tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:

  • Write answers on notebook paper in SA Divider.
  • Use the article "Year Round Education Is Not a Good Idea".  Look in the first paragraph to answer.
  • 1.  List 4 concerns about our nation's school's today.
  • 2.  Before school systems switch to YRS, they should consider what?  List 2 reasons.
  • 3.  According to the article, what is the most important consideration to improve student's performance?

 

 

Agenda:

  • Read and mark the text of the rest of the article, Year Round Education Is Not a Good Idea.
  • With your collaborative group identify the key facts/ideas of each paragraph.
  • You will create posters Friday to present your information.

 

 

Homework:  Study the Study Guide I gave you today for the Scientific Method Test this Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Write answers on notebook paper.
  • Green Folder - Use School Calendar Comparison Sheet to answer.
  • 1.  How many weeks of summer vacation does the Tradional Calendar have?
  • 2.  When is the first break in the Tradional Calendar?
  • 3.  How long is summer break in the Balanced Calendar?
  • 4.  Basically, there are how many days of learning and how many days off in the Balanced Calendar according to the circle graph?

 

Agenda:

 

  • Complete Cornell Notes on The Pros and Cons of Year Round School.
  • Check your notes by looking at the Teacher Key and add any key details that you missed.
  • Test on Scientific Method Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 17, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Write answers on notebook paper.

  • Use Friday's article, "Pros and Cons of YRS" to answer.
  • 1.  Which US president believes in YRS and why does he feel its necessary?
  • 2.  Most countries offer no more than _____ weeks of summer vacation.
  • 3.  According to research, what's more important than going to school longer throughout the year?

 

Agenda:

  • Test on Scientific Method and Key Terms this Friday.
  • Work to complete Cornell Notes on the article, Pros and Cons of YRS.
  • Keep in SA Divider.

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 14, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Write answers on notebook paper with date.
  • 1.  Why do some people want to move to a year round school calendar?
  • 2.  What would be some of the negative aspects of going to school year round?
  • 3.  If a school district votes to switch to year round school, why would it be difficult?

 

Agenda:

  • Read the article, "Pros and Cons of Year Round School".
  • Mark the text.
  • Use Cornell Notesheet to record key information.

 

 

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Reading Comprehension Skill in Blue Folder.
  • Read "Summer Movies" to locate information.
  • Mark the text.
  • Answer questions 1-4.
  • Log into a computer.

 

Agenda:

  • Make sure you have handed in the following labs:  Flower/Sugar, Salt/Ice, Soda/Mentos.
  • Type persuasive letter to friend/parent convincing them to change to a safer personal care product.
  • Use the nearpod.com website and the code, XEZYN, as a resource.
  • Use EWGskindeep website for product information.
  • After proofreading paragraph, print off in LC.
  • Create video using flipgrid.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Answer on notebook paper in your SA Divider.

  • 1.  Which soda spewed the highest?
  • 2.  Which soda had the shortest height?
  • 3.  Was their any relationship between the amount of sugar, sodium or caffeine and the height of the spew?

 

Agenda:

  • Collaborate to answer the analyze and conclude questions on the back of the labsheet.  Hand in to drawer on side counter.
  • Did you turn in the Flower/Sugar Lab and the Salt/Ice Lab?

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up: 

  • Reading Comprehension Skill.
  • Mark the text.
  • Answer the 5 questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

  • Day 2 of Soda and Mentos Lab.
  • Complete the data table on the back of Lab sheet by recording soda ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • 1.  What is the scientific word for a prediction or educated guess?
  • 2.  Write a hypothesis for what will happen if Mentos are put into soda.
  • 3.  Remember, a hypothesis is an "If, then statement".
  • 4.  Read over the Soda and Mentos labsheet.
  • 5.  Complete the observation, question and hypothesis sections of labsheet.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Set up and work the lab outside.
  • Make observations and record data.
  • Day 2 of the lab is tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Reading Comprehension Skill.
  • Read and mark the text of "At The Ends of The Earth", part 2.
  • Answer the 5 questions.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Soda and Mentos Lab will be Monday and Tuesday of next week, due to 6th grade guest speaker today.
  • Flipgrid completion will be next Wednesday.
  • Brainpop - short movie on The Scientific Method.
  • Collaborate to answer the quiz questions.
  • Take the quiz and adjust answers.
  • TGIF Drawing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

  • Read and mark the text of the article, "At The Ends of The Earth".
  • Answer the 5 questions.
  • Log onto a laptop.

 

Agenda:

  • Persuasive Flipgrid Video.
  • Access the website, EWGskindeep, to rate your product and to find a replacement.
  • Type argument in Word/Microsoft, show me, then print in LC.
  • Record on Flipgrid.

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Use research notes form Friday to answer.
  • 1.  What are plastics?
  • 2.  What are microplastics?
  • 3.  Why are they used so much?
  • 4.  What types of products contain microbeads?
  • 5.  Why are microplastics so dangerous for the environment?

 

 

Agenda:

  • Use Persuasive Flipgrid video notesheet to create your argument for using a better, more environmentally friendly product.
  • Remember to access the website, EWGSkindeep, for rating and finding products.
  • Type "argument in Word, show me, then print it off in Learning Commons.
  • Start Flipgrid tomorrow.
  • Still need Fanta Grape/Orange, diet Coke, Gingerale and Mentos for outside lab Friday.
  • Many, many thanks to those parents that have sent in sodas and Mentos!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Use Cornell Notes to answer the following questions.
  • 1.  What are plastics?
  • 2.  Why are they used so much?
  • 3.  What types of products contain microbeads?

 

 

Agenda:

  • Research Lesson in Learning Commons with Mrs. Wickline.
  • Navigate Environmental Working Group website.
  • Learn the basics of flipgrid.com.
  • Please bring the following sodas and Mentos for outside Lab Friday:  Fanta Grape, Fanta Orange, Gingerale and Diet Coke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 31, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:

  • Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet.
  • Mark the text, use AVID Critical reading skills and answer the 5 questions.

 

Agenda:

  • Lesson in Media Center using nearpod.com on microplastics.
  • Use Cornell Notes to research and record information.
  • Make sure to bring sodas, (Diet Coke, Coke, Fanta Grape, Fanta Orange,Gingerale) and Mentos for outside lab. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Write answers on paper in Blue Bucket.
  • 1.  An educated guess is a __________.
  • 2.  Facts and figures gathered through observations in an experiment is ___________.
  • 3.  An experiment in which all the variables are the same except one is a _________  _________.
  • 4.  A well tested concept that explains many observations is a ________  _______.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Salt and Ice Lab on youtube.
  • Demonstrate Salt and Ice lab for clarification.
  • Complete the analysis portion of the Salt/Ice Labsheet - hand in to drawer on side counter.
  • Remember to bring Diet Coke, Coke, Gingerale, Fanta Orange, Fanta Grape and Mentos for outdoor Lab.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Partner to answer the following on whiteboards. Use your Science Academy Independent Worksheet as a resource.
  • 1.  Facts and figures observed through observations is ___________.
  • 2.  A way of learning about the natural world is _____.
  • 3.  Factors that can change in an experiment are _____.
  • 4.  The variable that is changed to test a hypothesis is the _____________.
  • 5.  What were your results of the Flower Lab?
  • 6.  What were the results of the Salt/Ice Lab?

 

Agenda:

  • Early Release Day - classes shorter.
  • Please remember to bring in Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta Grape, Fanta Orange, Gingerale and Mentos for outside Lab.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Green Folder - Comprehension Skill
  • Read and mark the text.  Number paragraphs.
  • Answer the 5 questions.
  • Extend your learning by creating 3 more additional questions from the text on the back of the paper.

 

Agenda:

  • Day 7 of Flower/Sugar Lab.
  • Complete final day of observation and data.
  • Make sure to fill in p.#2 of Labsheet.
  • Hand in to drawer on side counter.
  • Salt and Ice Lab - complete the analyze/conclude portion of the Lab.  Due tomorrow.
  • Need to bring in 2Liter bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta Grape and Fanta Orange, Gingerale and Mentos for outdoor Lab Friday!

 

 

 

Monday, August 27, 2018: 

 

Warm Up:  Green Folder - Answer on Lab sheet.

  • Why do they spray salt on snowy or icy roads?
  • Describe what happens when salt is sprayed on icy roads.
  • Develop a hypothesis for this experiment.

 

Agenda:

  • Listen to directions for today's Salt and Ice Cube Lab.
  • In each Blue Bucket there are 2 clear cups, 2 thermometers, food coloring, salt and a teaspoon.
  • Choose job descriptions for each collaborative group member.
  • Read over the Lab and conduct the Lab.  Check off each step as you go.
  • PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING 2 LITER BOTTLES OF COKE, DIET COKE, GINGERALE, FANTA ORANGE AND FANTA GRAPE BY WEDNESDAY FOR EXPERIMENT!




     

Friday, August 24, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:

  • Day 4 of Flower Lab.
  • Make observations and record data.
  • Write in your agenda to please bring in next week one 2 Liter bottle of either Diet Coke, Coke, Ginger Ale, Fanta Grape or Fanta Orange and a package of Mentos.  These will be used for a Science Lab.
  • Thank you to those parents that already have!

 

Agenda

  • Watch video on "Science As Inquiry" and complete note sheet.
  • Collaborate with group to make sure answers are accurate.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 23, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Green Folder

  • Read the Comprehension Skill Sheet, "Lost".  Mark the text accordingly.
  • Answer the 6 questions.  Trade and Grade.
  • Read a book from the LC to support our school wide goal.

 

Agenda:

  • Day 3 of Flower Lab.
  • Make observations and record data on Labsheet.
  • Collaborate with group  to draw conclusions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Build Inquiry

  • Write answers on notebook paper and write the date at the top.
  • 1.  What happens to milk that is left out on the counter?
  • 2.  Will the same thing happen if the milk is left in the fridge?
  • 3.  What factor is different in these two cases?
  • 4.  Look at Figure 3 on p.35.  What 5 observations would you make about the dolphins in the picture?
  • 5.  Page #6 - Write a hypothesis about the decline in salmon and the bear population.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Day 2 of Flower Lab.
  • Record data and fill in p.#2 of Lab Sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Whiteboard Game - Write answers on mini whiteboardswith a partner.  Use whatever resource you need!

 

Agenda:

  • Set up Flower Lab with collaborative group.
  • Continue to define key terms from Friday's independent work.
  • Do you know the Steps of  The Scientific Method?

 

 

 

Monday, August 20, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Complete questions 1-3 of Flower Lab Worksheet.

 

Agenda:

  • Complete SA Independent Work on side counter - define key terms and state the Scientific Method.
  • Extend Learning - In Pursuit of Answers on side counter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 17, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Reading Comprehension Skill in Blue Folder.
  • Read the 3 paragraphs and mark the text.
  • Answer questions 6-10.
  • Collect tickets for TGIF Drawing.

 

Agenda:

  • Work with a partner to complete the SQ3R worksheet.
  • Hand in to the drawer - Due today!
  • Starat the Science Academy Independent Work on side counter.
  • Define the key terms and write the steps of the Scienctific Method.
  • Keep in SA Divider.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Write today's date on notebook paper, then answer the following questions using textbook pages 1-3.
  • 1.  What does CDC stand for?
  • 2.  How did Dr. Freidman test her hypothesis?
  • 3.  How could the zoo have made the Komoda Dragon exhibit safe for children?
  • 4.  Describe how being infected with the salmonella bacteria would make you feel.

 

Agenda:

  • Work to complete the SQ3R worksheet.  You may work with a partner, or as a collaborative group.  Hand in to drawer when finished.
  • Start Science Academy Independent Work on side counter.  Define the key terms and state the Scienctific Method.  Keep in the Science Academy Divider.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018:

 

Warm Up:

  • Reading Comprehension Skill, "Showboats", Answer 1-5.
  • Answer Costa Level questions using p.#xxii, Disease Detective Solves Mystery.

 

Agenda:

  • Continue with SQ3R worksheet, "Disease Detective Solves Mystery".

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Reading Comprehension Skill.

 

Agenda:

  • Continue with "Disease Detective Solves Mystery" by completing SQ3R Notesheet.

 

 

 

Monday, August 13, 2018:

 

Warm Up: 

  • Answer on notebook paper.
  • Imagine you are a doctor from the Cobb County Health Department and you have been called to Palmer Middle School to investigate and determine why 100 students have goten sick with the same symptons.
  • Create a plan of action to keep others from getting sick.
  • What steps would you take to find out how they became ill?

Agenda:

  • SQ3R Strategy - Notesheet in Green Folder.
  • Work together to complete Section 1 of notesheet by reading the title, surveying pages of the text and creating questions that make predictions about the text.

 

 

 

Friday, August 10, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Answer on notebook paper, include the date.

  • Define matter.
  • Define mass.
  • Define density.
  • Define volume.

 

Agenda:

  • Star Wars video clip to explain mass and volume.
  • Partner Interview Activity.
  • Make sure you have turned in Science, Just for Starters and Density Lab.

 

 

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018: 

 

Warm Up:

  • Read Comprehension Skill "The History of Cats" and recall factual information.

 

 

Agenda:

  • Class discussion of density.  Collaboration to determine which object has more density: a tennis ball, a golf ball or a plastic egg.
  • Elevator simulation to model density and volume.
  • Make sure to hand in Science, Just for Starters and Density Lab. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018:

 

Wam Up:

  • Comprehension Skill sheet on recalling facts.

 

Agenda:

  • Analyze and conclude questions on Density Lab.  Look at data and write why you think the coke, white potato, and lime sank while the diet coke, lemon and sweet potato floated.
  • Density Information Sheet - place and keep in your Science Academy divider.
  • Read the information and discuss with your elbow partner.
  • Make sure you hand in Science Just for Starters and Density Lab.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018:

Warm Up

  • Read the comprehension skill sheet on "Octopi" and answer the questions.

 

Agenda:

  •  Make observations and record data during Density Lab of potatoes, lemon, lime and sodas.
  • Analyze/conclude results of lab.

 

Homework:  Did you hand in your Science, Just For Starters worksheet?

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 6, 2018:

Warm Up: 

  • Create a chart or table on notebook paper.  Make observations about the 7 items that you see in the bucket at your table.  Be detailed and think of everything you can describe.

Agenda:

  • Fill in your hypothesis for the Density Lab that we will conduct.
  • Results will be recorded tomorrow.
  • Did you hand in your "Science, Just For Starters" worksheet Friday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday and Thursday, May 16th and May 17th, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and decide if the statements are fact or opinion.

 

Agenda:

*  Fill out Peer Evaluation forms for Rock and Soil PBL.

*  Each collaborative team - Presentations on "Ocean Garbage Dump Dwarfs Lone Star State". 

*  Youtube video clips on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018:

 

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the 3 paragraphs and determine if the statements are fact or inference.

 

Agenda:

*  Hand in Launch Packet.

*  Read "Ocean Garbage Dump Dwarfs Lone Star State" and complete Cornell Notes.

*  Collaborate with group to determine important details and present information to the class.

 

 

 

Monday, May 14, 2018:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the 3 paragraphs and determine if the statements are fact or inference.

 

Agenda:

*  Complete p.#15-17 of Launch Packet.

*  Collaborate with Launch Team to add information.

*  Peer Edit Launch Packet before handing in.

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 8th thru Friday, May 11, 2018:

 

Warm Ups:  Reading Comprehension Skills

*  Read the paragraphs and determine fact/inference, main idea, meaning from context.

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams will test their devices outside!

*  Peer Reflection on each device.

 

 

 

May 7, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and determine if the statements are fact or inference.

*  Read a book/magazine from home.

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams - collect rocks and soil outside to prepare/create simulation of Mars surface.

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

* 1.  Use your scantron from Wednesday to write your answers.  Start with #11.

*  2.  Read "Victor Video Game Product Rebate" and identify the correct information.

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams work to complete Rock and Soil Collecting Device.  This is absolutely the last day!

*  Update Launch Packet thru p.#13.  Make sure to write well formulated sentences.

 

 

 

May 3, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Write answers on paper provided.

2.  Read the 3 paragraphs and determine if the statements that follow are "fact" or "inference".

3.  Read a book from the LC when finished.

 

Agenda:

*  Work with Launch Teams to perfect and finish Rock and Soil Collecting Device.

*  Launch Packet should be updated through p.#13.

 

 

 

May 2, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Write answers on scantron - this skill will count as a grade!

2.  Read "Letter Club" and locate the correct information.

3.  Make sure Launch Packet is accurate and updated thru p.#13.

4.  Read a book from the LC. 

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams - work on Soil and Rock Collecting Device.

*  Must be completed by end of class tomorrow.

*  Test devices May 7th and 8th!

 

May 1, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Launch Packet

1.  Complete pages 11-13 first independently.

2.  Meet with Launch Team to add additional information.

3.  Launch Packet Check.

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams - work on Rock and Soil Collecting Device.

*  Devices should be completed by May 3rd.

 

 

 

April 30, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the 3 paragraphs and determine if the statement is a fact or an inference.

2.  Write answers on paper provided in the bucket.

3.  Trade and Grade.

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams - work on your Rock and Soil Collecting Device.

*  Completion should be by Wednesday.

 

 

 

April 26, 2018, Thursday and April 27, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the 3 paragraphs and statements that follow each.  Determine if they are a Fact or an Inference.

*  Write answers on index cards provided.

*  Trade and Grade.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate with Launch Team to continue creating Rock and Soil Probe.

 

 

 

 April 25, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the 3 paragraphs and determine if the statements are fact or inference.

2.  Trade and grade.

 

Agenda

*  Launch Teams - work on your Rock and Soil Collecting Device.
*  Materials check.

 

 

 

 

April 24, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the 3 paragraphs and select the best answer for each.

2.  Put answers on index card.

3.  Trade and grade.

 

Agenda:

* Finish One Note on Mars' climate and surface.

*  Work with Launch Teams to work on Rock and Soil Probe.

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the Science Trek Packet to answer.

1.  How did people long ago move heavy objects?

2.  List the 6 basic simple machines used today.

3.  Define work.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate on the rest of the article and fill in graphic organizer, p.#9 of Launch Packet.

*  Use One Note to complete informationon graphic organizer on Mars' climate and surface.

*  Bring materials to work on Space Probe Rock and Soil Device.

 

 

 

April 20, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the paragraphs and draw the right conclusion.

2.  Answer on the back of Wednesday/Thursday scantron.

3.  Trade and grade.

 

Agenda:

*  Pages 3-11 of Launch Packet should be complete.

*  Go outside and spread mulch in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd.

*  Bring in materials Monday for Rock/Soil Sample Probe Device.

 

 

 

April 19, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read "Hippo's Zippered Backpack" and select the best answers.

2.  Write answers on yesterday's scantron starting at #11-16.

 

Agenda:
*  Collaborate to design Space Probe Device.

*  Launch Packet Check!

 

 

 

April 18, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read "Hippo's Zippered Backpacks" and mark answers on yesterday's scantron, 11-16.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate with Launch Teams and answer pages 3,5,7, and 8.

*  Go Round Robin and meet with other Launch Teams to add additional questions and possible solutions for Rock/Soil space Probe.

 

 

 

April 17, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill - Locating Information

1.  Read the article, "New Bus Schedule" and select the best answers.

 

Agenda:

*  Pages 1-3 of Launch Packet should be complete.

*  Read over p.#4 and watch the video, then complete inquiry questions on p.#5.

*  Collaborate with Launch Teams and decide what materials need to be brought in for Rock/Soil Sample Device, p.#6.

 

 

 

April 16, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the article, "Should There Be a Fee on Plastic Bags"?

1.  Get out a sheet of notebook paper and write a paragraph about which expert you agree with.

2.  Make a stack at your table to hand in.

 

Agenda:

*  Pilots and co pilots take your places for the Socratic Seminar.

*  Debate!

 

 

 

 

April 13, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the three paragraphs and draw conclusions.

2.  Trade and grade.

 

Agenda:

*  Due to EOG Testing Socratic Seminary postponed until Monday!

 

 

 

April 12, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the three paragraphs and draw conclusions and determine the main idea.

2.  Trade and grade.

 

Agenda:

*  Due to testing, Socratic Seminar Debate is postponed.

 

 

 

April 11, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the "No" Column of the article, "Should There Be a Fee on Plastic Bags" to answer.

1.  List 3 reasons why plastic bag fees are not a good idea to reduce the problem of plastic pollution.

2.  What is the best way to improve environmental efforts?

 

Agenda:

*  Due to EOG Testing Socrative Seminar Debate postponed to later in the week.

 

 

 

April 10, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the "Yes" Column of the "Should There Be a Fee on Plastic Bags" article to answer.

1.  Plastic bags do what kind of damage?

2.  What is the goal of the 5 cents charge on each paper and plastic bag?

3.  The percentage of recycled plastic is ______.

 

Agenda:

*  Start the Socratic Seminar debate!

 

 

April 9, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the article, "Should There Be a Fee on Plastic Bags" to answer.

1.  List how Americans use plastic bags.

2.  What cities have put a price on the use of plastic bags?

3.  Which U.S. city banned them?

 

Agenda:

*  Read the article and mark the text.  Form an opinion on information presented by the article. 

*  Go over Socratic Seminar Rules. 

*  Prepare to debate.

 

 

 

 

March 30, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the three paragraphs and identify the Main Idea.

2.  Read a book from the LC to support our school wide goal.

 

Agenda:

*  Mars Stem Project - Complete p.#3 with well written sentences.

*  Determine Launch Teams.

*  Agenda Check.

 

 

March 29, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the "What Would It Be Like To Live on Mars" article to answer.

1.  When did the U.S. first gain information about Mars?

2.  Like Earth, Mars has _________.

3.  Which hemishpere of Mars has colder winters and hotter summers?

4.  What is the result of Mars' temperature variations?

 

Agenda:

*  Continue to read "What It Would Be Like To Live on Mars" article with your partner from yesterday.

*  Collaborate to determine/write down key ideas from the article.

*  Round Robin to present information.
*  Launch Project Mars by filling out pages 1-3 of Launch Packet.

 

 

 

March 28, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read "The History of Pockets" and answer the six comprehension questions on the back of yesterday's index card.

2.  Support our school wide goal by reading a book from the LC.

 

Agenda:

*  Partner up to read the article, "What It Would Be Like To Live On Mars".

*  Write down important facts from the article.

*  Make sure to hand in Wall-E movie note sheet and essay question.  (Blue)

 

 

 

March 27, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the three paragraphs and identify the Main Idea.

2.  Use index cards in the bucket for your answers.

3.  Read a book from the Learning Commons when finished.

 

Agenda:

*  Review "Saving the World's Oceans" and correct assessment answers.  Hand in.

*  Make sure you have turned in your Wall-E movie notesheet and essay question.

 

 

 

March 26, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your knowledge of Wall-E to answer.

1.  What is significant about the man and the woman touching hands as they were watching Wall-E and EVE dance about in the galaxy?

2.  When the captain said, "I want to live, not just exist", what did he mean?

 

Agenda:

*  1st, 4th and 5th periods watch the conclusion of Wall-E.

*  Fill in movie note sheet, omit #33-63.

*  Collaborate to make sure of correct answers.

*  Choose one of the Essay questions on movie note sheet and answer on the back.  Hand in to drawer on side counter.

*  Review "Saving The World's Oceans" and adjust quiz answers.

 

  

March 23, 2018, Friday:

 

 

Warm Up:  Use Wall-E movie note sheet to answer.

1.  What is Axiom?

2.  Who is the first person Wall-E meets on Axiom?

3.  What does EVE stand for?

4.  Why do they not go back to Earth?

5.  Where did the captain send Eve and why?

 

Agenda:

*  Conclusion of Wall-E.

*  Fill in movie note sheet; omit questions 33-63.

*  Collaborate to review movie note sheets.

*  Vote for one of the five ocean cleaning devices that you think is the best!

*  Go over School Safety Scenarios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 March 22, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and determine the main idea.

*  This will count as a grade, so do your best!  Hand in.

*  Read a book from the Learning Commons when finished.

 

Agenda:
*  
Work in collaborative groups to program, navigate and maneuver spheros.

*  Exit Ticket - write a reflection on today's acitvity and hand in to front table as you leave.

 

 

 

 

March 21, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and determine the Main Idea.

*  Write answers on index cards.  Trade/grade!

 

Agenda;

*  Watch Wall-E.

*  Fill in movie note sheet.

 

 

 

March 20, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Open to your Science Academy Divider and write down if you/have not used a sphero.  Write everything you know about spheros.

 

Agenda:

*  Learn how to navigate a sphero.

 

 

 

March 19, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and identify the Main Idea.

 

Agenda:

*  Watch Wall-E and fill in movie note sheet.

*  Collaborate to confirm correct answers.

 

 

 

March 16, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and determine the main idea.

 

Agenda:

*  School Safety Power Point - go over safety procedures in the event of inclement weather, fire drills, code red.

 

 

 

March 15, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What options do we have if Earth becomes toxic from all the plastic pollution?

2.  Explain how life on Earth will be by 2050 unless the behaviors of people change.

 

Agenda:

1.  Hand in any Launch Packets.  This is the last day before grades are due!

2.  Watch "Wall-E" and fill in movie note sheet.

 

 

 

March 14, 2018, Wednesday: 

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and determine the Main Idea.

 

Agenda:

*  School Safety Power Point - Learn what to do in the event of Code Red, Inclement Weather, Fire Drills.

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Complete the Peer Evaluation Form both front and back and hand in to my cart.

*  Read a book from the LC to support our school wide goal in reading comprehension.

 

Agenda:

*  Hand in any missing work:  Launch Recording Sheets and Launch Packet.

*  Make sure all pages in Launch Packet are completed.  Page #14 is optional or for extra credit.

*  You tube video, "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" and "Plastic Soup".

 

 

 

March 12, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Read the three paragraphs and choose the Main Idea.

2.  Read a book from the Learning Commons when finished to support our Palmer Reading Goal.

 

Agenda:

*  Complete Launch Team recording sheets and hand in on the top of my black cart.

*  Launch Packet should be completed except for p.#14.  Turn in to drawer on side counter.

 

 

March 9, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#15 in the Up Front Magazine to answer.

1.  The United nations has created a new treaty to protect the high seas.  What is the plan?

2.  The ocean is working over time to absorb _____ _____.

 

3.  Why will the new treaty be a challenge?

4.  What country governs the Natural Park of the Coral Sea?

 

Agenda:

*  Final Day of Launching Ocean Cleaning Devices.

*  Record information on Launch Day Recording Sheet.

*  We will collaborate and turn in all Launch Day Sheets Monday!

 

 

March 8, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#14 in the Up Front Magazine to answer.

1.  Humans can't live on Earth without the ocean.  List at least 5 reasons we are so dependent on the high seas?

2.  What does it mean in the article, "the high seas are a wealth of biodiversity"?

3.  Who really does have the power over the high seas?

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Ocean Cleaning Devices!

*  Record data on Launch Day Recording Sheet.

 

 

 

March 7, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the Up Front Magazine pages 12-13 to answer.

1.  Why is it important to save the Sargasso Sea?

2.  The Sargasso Sea is threatened by ______ and _____.

3.  Why is it hard to protect the Sargasso Sea?

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams will test their device.

*  Complete Launch Team Recording Sheet for each device.

 

 

 

 March 6, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read "Danger Is Their Business": and answer the six comprehension questions on scantron.

 

 

Agenda:

*  Read the article, "Saving The World's Oceans", p.#12-15 of the Up Front magazine.

*  Complete Cornell Notes on the article.  Hand in.

*  Take Quiz on the information.  Hand in.

 

 

March 5, 2018, Monday: 

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the three paragraphs and identify the main idea.

*  Read silently a book from the Learning Commons to support our school wide goal.

 

Agenda:

*  Work 15 minutes with Launch Team to complete Ocean Cleaning Device.

*  Start testing each team's device.

*  Fill out Launch Day Recording Sheet.

 

 

 

March 2, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skillsheet

*  Read and find the main idea of each paragraph.

*  Read silently a book from the Learning Commons.

 

Agenda:

*  Launch Teams - Comp;ete your Ocean Cleaning Device today.

*  Will test Monday.

*  Launch Packets should be completed through p.#12.

 

 

 

March 1, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill - Recalling details.

*  Read "Spring Migration" and answer the six comprehension questions on scantron.

*  Read silently until everyone is finished.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue to work with your Launch Team on your Ocean Cleaning Device.

*  We will test devices Monday.

 

 

 

February 28, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill - Identifying the Main Idea

*  Read the 3 paragraphs and find the main idea.

*  Read a book from the Learning Commons until everyone is finished.

 

Agenda:
*  Launch Teams - continue creating your Ocean Cleaning Device.

*  Devices need to completed by Friday and will be tested Monday.

 

 

 

February 27, 2018, Tuesday: 

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the one pager, "Games With a History" and answer the comprehension questions.

*  Read a book from the Learning Commons until everyone is finished.

 

Agenda:

*  Work with Launch Team to create Ocean Cleaning Device.

 

 

 

February 26, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the one pager, 'Robert Walden Cassotto" and answer the questions on the back.

*  Read a book from the LC when finished.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate with Launch Teams to determine what supplies to bring for ocean cleaning device.

*  Launch Packet needs to be completed through p.#11.

*  You must start creating your ocean cleaning device tomorrow.

*  Bring in materials!!

 

 

 

February 16, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  List 5 facts you learned from research in the Learning Commons on the impact of plastics in the ocean.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate with launch Teams to come up with potential solutions to solve the ocean trash problems.  P.#7 of packet.

*  Meet with other Launch Teams to share ideas with others.  Write down new ideas for device to clean the ocean.  P.#8 of packet.

*  Create a sketch of what your ocean trash machine will look like.  P.#10 of packet.

 

Homework:

*  Make sure to bring in items for Ocean Cleaning Device Project February 26!

 

 

 

 

 

February 14th and 15th, Wednesday/Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill

*  Read the one pager and Find The Main Idea of each paragraph.

 

Agenda:

*  PBL-STEM Research in the Learning Commons.

*  Bring in materials for STEM project starting tomorrow.

 

 

 

February 13, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet

*  Read "Mission To Mars" and answer the questions.  Hand in for a grade.

 

Agenda:

*  STEM Project:  Save The Ocean

*  Collaborate to come up with possible solutions in order to create an ocean cleaning device.

*  Start bringing in materials for project this Friday.

 

 

 

February 12, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the selection and find the Main Idea for each paragraph.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate and continue with Grand Challenge Project Save The Oceans.

 

 

 

February 9, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the article about Mary Elizabeth Mahoney and list her three greatest accomplishments and why you think so.

*  Silent reading to improve reading comprehension.

 

Agenda:

*  Grand Challenge - Project Save The Ocean.

*  Create cards for Mrs Truluck, our counselor.

 

 

 February 8, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  

*  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet: Finding the Main Idea

 

Agenda:

*  Grand Challenge - Project Save The Oceans Packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 February 7, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill - Main Idea

*  Read "The Youngest Forty-Niner" and answer the questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Finish with The Plastic Ocean Test from yesterday.
*  Introduce our Grand Challenge:  Project Save The Oceans.

 

 

 

February 6, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What is being done to help with end of life plastics, like candy wrappers?

2.  Can you explain pyrogenesis?

3.  How does the Plastic Bank work?

4.  What two countries have outlawed plastic bags?

5.  The harmful chemicals in plastics can interfere with what Endocrine System processes?

 

Agenda:
*  Test on The Plastic Ocean.

*  Write a paragraph on "Why It's Important to Take Care of Our Earth".

*  Read a book from the Learning Commons when finished.

 

 

 

 February 5, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  

1.  What do kids in Manilla do instead of go to school?

2.  How is the Navy planning on dealing with all of the waste that accumulates on their ships?

3.  How can this help the islands of the Pacific?

4.  Can we be sure BPA free plastics are safe?

 

Agenda:

*  Conclusion of the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean".

*  Go over video guide questions to make sure answers are accurate.

*  Test tomorrow on the documentary.

 

 

 

February 2, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Video Guide Sheet to answer.

1.  List the six countries that supply most of the world's plastics.

2.  What sticks to micro plastics?

3.  What is a nurdle?

4.  Plastic doesn't break down, it breaks _____.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean".

*  Collaborate to discuss important details.

 

 

 

February 1, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your video note sheet to answer.

1.  How many gallons of oil are used to make water bottles in the U.S. alone?

2.  How was the Fuji woman starting her fire to cook?

3.  What has happened to every piece of plastic made?

 

Agenda:

*  Did you hand in Trash in a Bag Activity worksheet and Ocean Trash Galleria Graphic Organizer yesterday?

*  Continue  "A Plastic Ocean" documentary - take notes on video note sheet.

 

 

January 31, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your video note sheet to answer.

1.  How long can Blue Whales stay under water?

2.  We have more plastic in the last 10 years than in ____________.

3.  What did the whale die from?

 

Agenda:

*  Hand in Trash in a Bag Activity Sheet and Ocean Trash Galleria Graphic Organizer.

*  Place in two stacks and the class helper will collect.

*  Continue with documentary, "A Plastic Ocean" - take notes on your video note sheet.

 

 

 

January 30, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet

*  Read and mark the text of "The Twins' Revolutionary Secret".

*  Answer the six questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean".

*  Take notes on video note sheet.

 

 

 

January 29, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Identify and color the oceans and continents of the world by using p.#R15 in the back of your Agenda.

 

Agenda:

*  Documentary - "The Plastic Ocean".

*  Use video note sheet to record events of the documentary.

 

 

 

 January 26, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Make a word bank from your notes and Warm Ups to use for the "Concussion" Assessment.

 

Agenda:

*  Finish "Concussion" and take the test.

 

 

 

Januaray 25, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  

*  Take out yesterday's list and think of 5 ways you can avoid using plastics, or lessen your dependancy on them.

 

Agenda:

*  Finish Gallery of Trash Activity.

*  Each collabortive group will share hashtags with the class.

*  You tube videos on our "plastic" oceans.

*  "Concussion' Test tomorrow.

 

 

 

 January 24, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Make a list of all the plastic that you come in contact with from when you first get up in the morning until you go to bed.

 

Agenda:

*  Start:  Gallery Walk Through of Oceans Activity.

*  Review and Assessment on "Concussion" Friday.

 

 

 

January 23, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet.

 

Agenda:

*  Read the article, "Plastics Found in Stomachs of Deepest Sea Creatures.

*  Mark the text by completing Cornell Notes - hand in.

*  Take the quiz on the article - hand in.

*  Math Computation Sheets.

 

 

 

January 22, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  

*  Make a list of how trash ends up on the beach, in the ocean and on the ocean floor.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate and discuss as a class the Trash in a Bag Activity.

*  "Concussion" conclusion Friday and assessment.

 

 

 

January 16, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:
1.  Collaborate/review for "Concussion" assessment Friday.

2.  Read over "Trash in a Bag" organizer before starting the activity.

 

Agenda:

*  Trash in a Bag - fill in organizer by answering questions about each item that could be found in the ocean.

*  Collaborate/share information to agree or disagree about items found in the bag.

 

 

 

 January 12, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  How did Terry Long and Andre Waters die?

2.  What does fallacious mean and in what context was it used in the movie?

3.  Why did Dr. Omalu and Dr. Bales need the bodies of Justin and Andre Waters after their burial?

 

Agenda:

*  Explain G-Force to your elbow partner.

*  "Concussion" conclusion.

*  Assessment Tuesday on the movie!  Study your Warm Up Notes!

 

 

 

 

January 11, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Name the friend of Mike Webster, who was also exhibiting symptons of CTE, that died in a fiery crash from going the wrong way on the interstate.

2.  How did Dr. Omalu explain his research on Mike Webster to Dr. Dakoscky?

 

Agenda:

*  Go over what G-Force is, and how it relates to football and concussions.

*  Continue with "Concussion".

*  Collaborate to discuss/clarify events of the movie viewed today.

 

 

January 10, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm UP:

1.  Explain what an autopsy is.

2.  Dr. Omalu worked for what county office?

3.  Why did Dr. Omalu think more research was needed on Mike Webster's brain?

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with "Concussion" - take notes as needed.

*  Collaborate to clarify/summarize.

 

 

January 9, 2018, Tuesday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.   Who was "Iron Mike" and what honor was he being given at the beginning of the movie?

2.  The setting of the story was in what year and what place?

3.  Dr. Omalu was from _____________.

4.  He held degrees from what universities?

5.  How did he show respect to his patients?

 

Agenda:
*  Continue the movie, "Concussion".

*  Collaborate and summarize events in the movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 8, 2018, Monday:     Inclement Weather/No School 

 

 

 

January 5, 2018

 

Warm Up:  Meaning From Context

*  Complete the reading comprehension skillsheet front/back.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with "Concussion".

*  Collaborate to summarize events of the movie.

 

 

January 4, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Activate Prior Knowledge

*  List List everything you already know about concussions and what causes them.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate to define forensic medicine and forensic pathologist.

*  Watch "Concussion".  Note taking is optional, but being attentive is mandatory.

*  Discuss the symbolism viewed in the first frame of the movie.

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill Check

1.  Hand in "Concussion" permission slip.

2.  Complete Meaning From Context skill sheet.

 

Agenda:
*  Test Helmets.

*  Have parents email me at mary.hunt@cobbk12.org to give permission for "Concussion" movie.

 

 

 

December 19, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill 

1.  Meaning from Context Worksheet- choose the best answer for each situation.

2.  Collect "Concussion" permission slip forms.

 

Agenda:

*  Test out your newly created helmet!

 

 

 

December 18, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill Check

1.  Read "Diving In" and mark the text.

2.  Answer questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete Helmets today.

*  We will "test" tomorrow.

*  Bring back "Concussion" permission slip.

 

 

 

December 15, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Article #2, New Helmets To Better Protect NFL Players", to answer.

1.  Who/What was the newcomer during the NFL's opening week and where was he from?

2.  Describe the construction of the new helmet.

3.  It reduces ______________ which causes concussions.

4.  Name the college teams using the new helmet.

5.  The helmet's design reduces the ____________.

 

Agenda:
*  Helmet Project.

*  Show me your Infographic!

 

 

 

December 14, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use yesterday's article, "Effects of Concussions Lasting Longer" to answer.

1.  According to researchers, how long does it really take for the brain to recover from a concussion?

2.  Describe the brain's white matter and what it is made of, and why it's important?

3.  Professor Couch stated two important statements about the brain on the last page of the article.  Name them.

 

Agenda:

*  Work on Helmet Project.  Due Monday

*  If you have no materials, write how you will create your helmet and what materials you will use to protect an egg.  Include a drawing of your helmet also.

*  Have you submitted your Infographic to me?

 

 

December 13, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read "School Reporter" and mark the text.

2.  Answer comprehension questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Read article #1, "Effects of Concussions Last Longer", and take Cornell Notes on it.  Hand in.

*  Take quiz on Article #1 - hand in.

*  Read article #2, 'New Helmets to Protect NFL Players", and take Cornell Notes on it.  Hand in.

*  Take quiz on article #2.  Hand in.

*  Bring in recycled items for Helmet Project.

 

 

 

December 12, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  How has football been made a safer sport?

2.  What else can be done to make it safer?

3.  Comprehension Skill Sheet - meaning from context.

 

Agenda:
*  Choose and collaborate with partner to begin Helmet project.

*  Students that have not submitted Inphographic should do so today.

*  Bring in recycled items for Helmet project.

 

 

 

December 8, 2017, Friday and December 11, 2017, Monday:

Snow Days - Early Release and School Closed!

 

 

December 7, 2017, Thursday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.  How have football uniforms changed since the days of Teddy Roosevelt?

2.  List other sports that could be played and that would provide scholarship opportunity instead of football? 

3.  Why do think football is "king", or so popular in our country?

 

Agenda:

*  Finish up with Philosophical Chairs Debate.

*  "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" youtube video clip.

*  Discuss Helmet project that will take place next week, December 11th-15th.

 

Homework:  Bring in any recycled items, except glass, metal, sharp objects, for football helmet project.  Examples: clean plastic water bottles, paper towel/toliet paper rolls, cardboard of any kind, styrofoam, fabric

 

 

 

December 6, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Would you allow your child to play tackle football?  Support your opinion.

2.  What's been done to reduce the number and severity of concussions?

 

Agenda:

*  Philosophical Chairs - a great way to debate!

*  Read over the Rules of Engagement.

*  Write the central statement and decide your position on the topic.

*  Start the debate!

 

 

 

December 5, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Divide into four groups representing the College Football Playoffs - BAMA, Clemson, Oklahoma, UGA

1.  Use Cornell Notes from yesterday's youtube video, "Big Hits, Broken Dreams".

2.  Collaborate to answer the questions for your team.

3.  Winning team gets candy.

 

Agenda:

*  Youtube video, "Kids, Competition, Concussions".

*  Finish "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" youtube video.

*  Take Cornell Notes on each.

 

 

 

December 4, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Friday's Research Notes to answer.

1.  What is CTE?

2.  What are the symptons?

3.  What is a concussion?

4.  How are they treated?

 

Agenda:

*  Watch "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" - take Cornell Notes.

*  Collaborate with your group to summarize information learned.

 

 

 

December 1, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Complete the front and back of the meaning from context worksheet.  This will count as a grade.

2.  Log onto a laptop.

 

Agenda:

*  Start CTE research using the guiding questions that are on the yellow worksheet.

*  Use the website brain injury research institute, official site.

*  Start collecting recyled items at home for project!

 

 

November 30, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Complete the worksheet on finding meaning from context.

 

Agenda:

*  Work for 20 minutes on Hurricane Infographic.  Save and email to me.

*  Start research on CTE using Cornell Note sheets and the following website:  www.braininjuryresearchinstitute.com

 

 

November 29, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up: Reading Comprehension Skill - Meaning from Context.

1.  Complete the front/back of the worksheet.

2.  Obtain laptop and log in to Easel.ly.

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete Hurricane Infographic.

*  Use Cornell Notes and start research on CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

 

 

 

November 28, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What makes infographics such a great way to display research information?

2.  Get out Hurricane Research Cornell Notes to continue infographic.

 

Agenda:

*  Learning Commons - Hurricane Infographic.

 

 

 

November 27, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Get out Cornell notesheets on hurricane research and get ready to go to the Learning Commons.

2.  Find facts from research to support that 2017 was a catastrophic year for hurricanes.

 

Agenda:

*  Listen to directions from Mrs. Wickline on how to create an infographic.

*  Use your research to start creating the infographic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Meaning from context - select the best vocabulary term for each selection.

*  Have you turned in both Jelly Marble Labs?

 

Agenda:

*  Finish reading and marking the text of "How We Got Football".

*  Collaborate with group to identify key points.

*  Create poster to present information learned.

 

 

 

 November 16, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the "How We Got Football" article in Blue Folder.  Read the first four paragraphs and answer the questions.

1.  In 1905, there were several reasons people wanted to ban football.  Locate details from the text that support that statement.

2.  Who was the U.S. president that saved football?

3.  What were his reasons for doing so?

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate key points of Wednesday's "Soccer" article with your group.

*  Take the quiz at the end of the article.

*  Continue reading and marking the text of "How We Got Football".

*  Collaborate key facts of article and create a poster to present information to the class.

*  Remember, to hand in both Jelly Marble Density Labs!

 

 

 

 November 15, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  make a list of contact sports and explain why you consider them to be so.

2.  Make sure the two Jelly Marble Labs are turned in to the drawer and that you reflected on the dehydrated jelly marble.

 

Agenda:

*  Read and mark the text of the "Soccer" article.

*  Collaborate to discuss key facts of the article.

 

 

 

 November 14, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  On the back of Monday's Design Brief write a description of how you and your group purified the contaminated water in Monday's activity.

2.  Make sure to include what worked well and what did not work.

 

Agenda:

*  Reading Comprehension packet.
*  Math Division Computation.

*  Take Cornell Notes on "Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic"

*  Make sure Jelly Marble Density Lab and Jelly Marble Color Lab are turned in.

 

 

 

 

 November 13, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Identify the wind speed and category of a hurricane when dangerous winds tear off roof shingles, siding and gutters.  Damage to power lines cause outages that can last several days.

2.  What type of damage is common in all categories of hurricanes?

3.  What is the most concerning issue with damage resulting from hurricanes?

 

Agenda:

*  Costa Level Three Activity:  Grand Challenge

*  Imagine you are living in a city that has just suffered a catastrophic huricane and the city's water supply has been compromised, in other words, the water is unsafe to drink and use.

*  You and your collaborative team must use whatever materials are available to purify the water.

*  Design a water purification system to clean your water!

*  Jelly Marble Density Lab and Color Jelly Marble Lab are due Wednesday.

 

 

 November 10,2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the one pager, "Dolphins", and mark the text.  Then answer the comprehension questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Results of Dehydrated Jelly Marble Lab.

*  Use laptops to continue hurricane research.

*  Hand in Jelly Marble Density Lab and Jelly Marble Color Lab today and Monday.

 

 

 November 9, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Complete "Rating Hurricanes" worksheet.

 

Agenda:

*  Log in to Palmer Learning Commons website and continue hurricane research.

 

 

 

November 8, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  How are hurricanes categorized?

2.  Log onto a laptop and go to the following site:  cobblearning.net/palmerlc

 

Agenda:

*  Read the assigned article that matches the number at your table taking Cornell Notes on the information for 10 minutes.

*  For two minutes, read over your notes and cirle key terms/underline main ideas.

*  For two minutes share your information with others in your group.

 

 

 

November 6, 2017, Monday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.  Collaborative Group - Use the chart paper and list everything you know about hurricanes.

2.  Present to class.

 

Agenda:

*  Read the National Geographic article, "Why Hurricanes Have Been So Catastrophic This Year".  Mark the text by writing key information on another sheet of paper.

 

Homework:

*  Hand in Density Jelly Marble Lab and Jelly Marble Color Lab sheets Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

 

 

 

November 3, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Yellowstone Park On Fire", and mark the text.

2.  Answer the comprehension questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Observe the results of the Liquid Jelly marble Lab.  Use the back of Blue lab sheet to describe what you see.

*  Observe results of Jelly Marble in Baby Soda Bottle amd write a description.

*  Results of Splash of Color Mixing.  Write what you see.

*  Dehydrate your Jelly Marbles by placing on wax/paper towel.  Will check Monday.

*  Presentation of Airplane Competition winners.

 

 

 

November 2, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Observe jelly marbles from Tuesday and Wednesday.  Describe and draw what you see.

 

Agenda:

*  Carefully take out both clear and colored jelly marbles, and place on paper towel.

*  Measure both in inches and metric.

*  Form a hypothesis on back of blue lab sheet about what will happen to jelly marbles if placed in various liquids, such as milk, cola and apple juice.

*  Set up Liquid Jelly Marble Lab.

*  Splash of Color Mixing.

 

 

 

November 1, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Observe jelly marbles from yesterday. Describe/draw what you see.

2.  Formulate a hypothesis about what will happen when jelly marbles are placed in food coloring watr.

3.  Observe jelly marbles from Monday.  Draw conclusions as to what happened to them.

 

Agenda:

*  Jelly Marble Color Lab.

 

 

 

October 31, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Write a hypothesis about what will happen when a jelly marble is placed in water?

2.  List characteristics of polymers.

 

Agenda:

*  Redo the Jelly Marble Density Lab today, so you can observe changes during the suggested 40 minutes.

*  Accurately calculate mass, volume and density of your jelly marble.

*  Record and analyze changes of the jelly marble.

 

 

October 30, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Define mass, density and volume.

2.  Have you heard of the word polymer?  What does the prefix poly mean?

 

Agenda:

*  Read the one pager, "What is a Polymer", and write down facts learned.

*  Read over Jelly Marbles Density Lab.

*  Conduct the Lab

*  You tibe video on polymers.

 

 

October 27, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday's warm ups.

2.  Read a book from the Learning Commons when finished.

 

Agenda:

*  Airplane competition outside.

 

 

 

 October 26, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, comprehension sheet, "Grandma's Birthday" and mark the text.

2.  Answer comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Quickwrite - Write a short paragraph on how you would plan a party for a relative.

 

Agenda:

*  Work on airplane design for 10 minutes.

*  Class presentations of airplane designs.

*  Airplane competition outside tomorrow.

 

Homework:

*  Read over Tuesday and Wednesday's Warm Ups for assessment tomorrow.

 

 

 

October 25, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Safe Milk" and mark the text.

2.  Answer the comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Challenge Questions:

   * Explain the process of pasteurization.

   * How has pasteurization made life simpler for all of us?

   * What character trait would you use to describe Nathan Straus?

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete paper airplane.

*  Write out the procedures that you and your partner followed to design and create your airplane.

*  Presentations of airplanes tomorrow and competition Friday.

 

 

October 24, 2017, Tuesday: 

 

Warm Up:  Reflect on yesterday's guest speaker, Mr. Chaikin.

1.  Imagine you will be going to Mars in 2047.  What obstacles will you have to deal with to live there?

2.  How long will it take to get there and how long do you have to stay in order to come home and why?

3.  What health concerns might you have?

4.  How must you do in order to stay healthy on Mars?

5.  Mars has no atmosphere.  What are the dangers?

 

Agenda:

*  Write out procedures that you and your partner will follow to design/create your paper airplane.

*  Start creating!  We will test airplanes Thursday!

*  The following labs are due:

   PBL Plastic Research

   Trail Mix Lab

   Egg/Density Lab

   Dancing Spaghetti Lab

 

 

 

October 23, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Make a list of theatre expectations when hearing a guest speaker.

2.  Why is it imperative to maintain good etiquette?

 

Agenda:

*  Guest Speaker -  Mr. Andrew Chaikin, NASA Space Historian, in the theatre.

 

 

 

October 20, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  In the Science Academy section of your notebook, brainstorm what you will do to design a super cool airplane that will win the airplane competition?

2.  What enhancements will you add and why?

 

Agenda:

*  How would you describe technology?  What is engineering?

*  What are the variables that make an airplane fly?

*  Practice with your partner making your paper airplane using notebook paper.

*  Remember to hand in the following labs:

   PBL Plastic Research

   Metric Trail Mix

   Egg Density Lab

   Dancing Spaghetti Lab

 

 

October 19, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Make a list of different sports that involve math and science.

2.  List situations where math and science relate to engineering.

 

Agenda:

*  Discuss and prepare to create/design paper airplanes.

*  Limited class time due to conference week schedule.

 

 

October 18, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Benjamin Banneker" and mark the text.

2.  Answer the comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Write a hypothesis for the Coke, Diet Coke, and water lab.

 

Agenda:
*  Collaborative Demo Lab - Predict what will happen if a can of Coke and a can of Diet Coke are put into a large container of water.

*  Observe and explain on the index card in your bucket what happend and why.

*  Make sure you have turned in the following labs:

      PBL Plastics Research

      Metric Trail Mix lab

      Egg Density Lab,

      Dancing Spaghetti Lab

 

 

 

October 17, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Write a definition for density, mass, volume.

2.  Refer to yesterday's one pager.  Define slovenly,

cajole and voracious.

 

Agenda:
*  Go over excerpt from The Call of The Wild and answer comprehension questions.

*  Class time limited due to conference week!

 

 

 

October 16, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the one pager, "Buck" from the Call of The Wild.

*  Mark the text and write any unknown vocaulary in the margins of the paper.

*  Answer the comprehension questions that incorporate fact/opinion, recalling details, main idea, prediction and sequencing.

 

Limited class time due to conferences.

 

 

October 13, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Chief Joseph" and answer the comprehension questions.

2.  Quickwrite - compose a paragraph about how you would feel if you had been a member of the Nez Perez Tribe.

 

Agenda:

*  Egg/Coke Density Collaborative Lab.

*  Make sure to hand in the following labs:  

   Egg Density Lab

   Dancing Spaghetti Lab

   Metric Trail Mix Lab

   PBL Plastics Research

 

 

 

October 12, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the one pager, "Tiger Woods" and answer the comprehension questions.
 
Agenda:
*  No agenda due to Early Release!
*  Make sure the following labs are due for tomorrow:
   Egg Density Lab
   Metric Trail Mix Lab
   Dancing Spaghetti Lab
   PBL Plastics Research
 
 

 

October 11, 2017, Wednesday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.  Explain the concept of what happened in the Dancing Spaghetti Lab.

2.  Hypothesize what the "mystery" substance was and why it caused the eruption, and the spaghetti to dance.

3.  Do you think there would be the same reaction if another food was used?  Why or why not?  Justify your answer.

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete analyze/conclude questions for Dancing Spaghetti Lab.  Hand in.

*  Hand in Egg Density Lab.

*  Plastics PBL Research from last week in Learning Commons - hand in.

 

 

 

 

 

October 10, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Think back to yesterday's Metric Trail Mix Lab and compare English measurment to Metric measurement.

2.  What other ingredients couold have been used in the Metric Trail Mix Lab?

3.  Read over the Dancing Spaghetti Lab and write a hypothesis for what you think will happen.

4.  What is volume?  What is density?  Whaat is mass?

 

Agenda:

*  Dancing Spaghetti Density Lab - read over lab and assign job roles.

*  Conduct the lab.

*  Answer analyze/conclude questions in complete sentences.

*  Egg Density Lab and PBL Plastics Research  due tomorrow.

 

 

 

October 9, 2017, Monday:  

 

Warm Up:

1.  Think back to the Egg Density Lab and explain why the egg floated in salt water, but sank in pure water.

 

Agenda:

*  Metric Trail Mix Lab - read over the labsheet and make conversions tos tart the lab.

*  Collaborate/designate jobs for the lab to be successful.

*  Compare Metric measure to English measure.

*  Enjoy your Trail Mix!

*  Egg/Density lab sheet and Plastics PBL Research paper due Wednesday.

 

 

October 6, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the comprehension one pager, "Pioneer Pilot" and answer the questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Answer analyze/conclude questions for the Egg Density Lab - Hand in.

*  Look for Metric Lab sheet if I call your name.  It needs to be handed in today for grade recovery.

*   Metric Conversion Makeup Test.

*  Continue working on Time For Kids packet from Tuesday.

 

 

October 5, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Explain density.

2.  What is mass?

3.  What is the difference between mass and weight?

4.  Predict what happens when you place a hard boiled egg in pure water and in salt water.  Form a hypothesis.

 

Agenda:

*  Read over Density Lab and decide what roles each person in your group will have.

*  Conduct the Lab.  Make/illustrate observations.

*  Answer Analyze/Conclude questions on the back of labsheet.

 

 

October 4, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Use your Plastics Research paper from Monday and make a list of the ways, both positive and negative, that plastics affect the environment.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue research on the how plastics affect the environment.  Finish and hand in today.

*  Go to nearpod.com and research microplastics.

 

 

 

October 3, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Lost".  Mark the text.

2.  Answer the six comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Write a paragraph on what you would have done in the same situation as the two main characters.

 

Agenda:

*  Read "Soap Club" in The Time Magazine For Kids and answer the questions that are in the packet.

 

 

 

October 2, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Create a list of all the plastics you come in contact with on a daily basis.

2.  Collaborate with your group and discuss your lists.

3.  Prepare to go to the Media Center do start first PBL Research, on Plastics and Their Effect on the Environment.

4.  Make sure to take green resource sheet given to you by Mrs. Wickline.

Agenda:

*  Problem Based Learning Research in the Media Center.

 

 

September 22, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:
*  Read and mark the text of the one pager, "Remarkable Journey".

*  Answer the eight comprehension questions.

 

Agenda:
*  Metric Assessment Part 2.

*  Scientific Inquiry Test Corrections.

*  Complete Metric Lab and hand in.
*  Hand in Metric Conversion worksheets.

 

 

 

September 21, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

* Blue Folder - Complete the Metric Worksheet independently, then collaborate with your group to check.

 

Agenda:

*  Metric Test.

*  Scientific Inquiry Test Corrections.

*  Metric lab and Conversion Worksheets are due today and tomorrow.

*  For a "Challenge",  complete "In Pursuit of Answers" on side counter.

 

 

 

September 20, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  "Forced Choice" - Where do you stand on converting metrics?

 

Agenda:

*  Jeopardy Review Game on Metrics.

*  Test on Metric System tomorrow.

 

 

September 19, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Convert the first page of the conversion sheet in the Blue Folder.

 

Agenda:

*  Bill Nye Science Guy Metric Video and Note sheet.

 

Homework:

*  Study all metric notes for test on Thursday.

 

 

 

September 18, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Conversion Staircase to help convert.

1.  0.0012 kL to ______  mL

2.  0.6 L to _________  mL

3.  0.00300 hectoliters to _______  mL

 

Agenda:

*  Go to Learning Commons to learn how to research and to get familiar with the website, nearpod.

 

 

 

 September 15, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Metric System Power Point to answer.

1.  Name the scientist that set the standard for time as the second.

2.  Explain how the U.S. Space Program lost $125 million dollars.

3.  Kilo = ______

4.  Deka = _____

5.  Hecto = _____

6.  List the base units.

 

Agenda:

*  Metric System youtube video.

*  Collaborate to complete the Metric Conversion worksheet - due Monday, September 18th.

*  Finish Metric Lab from last week and hand in.

 

 

 

 

September 14, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Power Point packet from yesterday to answer.

1.  What all people agree on and understand is a _____ _________.

2.  Why do scientists give the English System of measure a "thumbs down"?

3.  Identify a standard from the past and explain why it was a problem.

4.  How did the Metric System come about?

5.  What do both systems have in common?

 

Agenda:
*  Finish History of the Metric System Power Point from Wednesday.

*  Start Metric conversions worksheet.

 

 

 

September 13, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Blue Folder

*  Color and review Metric Stairs and Note sheet.

 

Agenda:

*  "Forced Choice" to engage and prepare students for metric System PP.

*  Take notes on History of Metric System PP.

 

 

 

 

 

September 11 and September 12, 2017 - No School due to Inclement Weather.

 

September 8, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Answer on notebook paper.

1.  How many millimeters in a centimeter?

2.  Identify the control in the Gummy Bear Lab.  Hint - The control is what is used as a standard of comparison.

3.  What is the manipulated variable?  The responding variable?

 

Agenda:

*  Day 2 of the Gummy Bear Lab.

*  Complete Data Table #2 and analyze/conclude questions.  Hand in to drawer.

 

 

 

September 7, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Cut and color Metric Conversion Staircase.  Keep in your Science Academy Divider.

2.  Practice Metric System Prefixes with a partner.

 

Agenda:

*  Green folder - Read over first page of Gummy Bear Lab.

*  Formulate a hypothesis for the lab.

*  Set up the lab with collaborative group.

*  Complete information for Data Table 1. 

 

 

 

September 6, 2017, Wednesday: