Monday 4/17 - Earthquake packet due. Finish Measuring an Earthquake powerpoint. Whole class activity magnitude vs. intensity. Seismic Gap theory. Pop quiz. Study Guide here.
Tuesday 4/18 - Isoseimsmal Maps using the Mercalli Scale.
Wednesday 4/19 - How to find the epicenter using triangulation lab is here. Video here.
Thursday 4/20 - quick review over how to to measure an earthquake. molly.
Friday 4/21 - study guides due. Earthquake final today. How to make a building seismically safe. Worksheet for seismic safe buildings here and use code GANBZ for Nearpod presentation above. Worksheet due Monday.
Monday 4/10 - physical effects of an earthquake. Student groups liquefaction. I survived a Tsunami reading and reflection due Tue/Wed.
Tuesday 4/11 & Wednesday 4/12 - Go over I survived a Tsunami assignment and turn in. Measuring an Earthquake powerpoint and notes. You can access the powerpoint and video links through your Google Classroom account.
Thursday 4/13 - (sub) study guides for earthquake unit
Friday 4/14 - no school Spring Holiday
Monday 4/3 - go over foldable continental drift and theory of PT to check for accuracy. Glue in foldable and pangea puzzle. Watch video on movement of plates here and Amasia here. Add mechanisms of movement to sea floor spreading models. Cut out and add floors. Study guides due tomorrow.
Tuesday 4/4 - Finish sea floor spreading models. Check by filling in answers on board. Add floor and work with it. Brian Pop PT, giant foldable.
Wednesday 4/5 - review day
Thursday 4/6 - test
Friday 4/7 - Earthquake acrostic, test corrections PT, earthquake packet due Tuesday.
STUDY GUIDES DUE NEXT MONDAY -- Get it here if you need it.
Monday 3/27- Sea floor spreading models here. Labeled and colored.
Tuesday/Wednesday 3/28 & 3/29- Reading "Continents Change Position Over Time" and make a foldable. HW: questions #1-3 page 19 of reading
Thursday 3/30 - Molly and the lichen gardens.
Friday 3/31 - Pangea Puzzle. Study guides due Monday as well as evidence foldable and Pangea puzzle!
Monday 3/20 - Nepal Investigation to learn about what happens when two continental plates collide."Inside a Volcano" due Tuesday.
Tuesday 3/21 - Finish Nepal investigation. Reading convergent plate boundaries and foldable due Wednesday.Quiz tomorrow on convergent plate boundaries. Video on how the Himalaya Range was formed here and here.
Wednesday 3/22 - Go over foldable, glue in and vocab. Take quiz on boundaries. Read about divergent plate boundaries and answer questions #1 - 5 at the end of the reading. Due Thursday.
Thursday 3/23 - Grade questions #1-5 Plates Move Apart. VIdeo clip BIll Nye and another from History channel. Here is the video that Molly wanted to show on turtles using magnetoreceoption for navigation.
Friday 3/24- Compare and contrast divergent plate boundaries at sea and on land. Investigation to study magnetic reversals captures on the sea floor. Listen to NPR clip music of the sea floor.
Monday 3./6 - Hawaii quiz. Japan field investigation. Venn diagram comparing shield volcano vs. strato volcano.
Tuesday/Wednesday 3/7 & 3/8 - Go over and add to the Venn diagram .Introduce convergent plate boundaries from the Japan investigation. Video Mt. Saint Helens here. Questions about Japan investigation = study guide.
Thursday 3/9 - Quiz Hawaii and Japan. Glue in Venn diagram on shield vs. strato volcanoes. Reading convergent plate boundaries. Molly Mariana Trench. HW: San Francisco Peaks reading and questions here.
Friday 3/10 - Collect SF Peaks reading and go over. Return quiz and make quiz corrections.
Monday - 2/27 - viscosity races (lab). Turn in lab by end of class for credit. If absent, need to make up all labs for this unit.
Tuesday 2/28 - SNOW DAY
Wednesday 3/1 - .Review viscosity using viscosity bottles. Tie viscosity into silica content in rocks. Make a viscosity foldable.
Thursday 3/2 - Hawaii investigation. Learning about shield volcanoes and hot spots.
Friday 3/3 - Go over Hawaii lab. Tie flows to viscosity, silica content and origin of magmas. Hot spots. Check out video one and video two. quiz Monday.
Monday 2/20 - no school President's Day
Tuesday/Wednesday 2/21&2/22 - Quiz layers of the earth on Socrative, 3 5 7-minute models to illustrate geologic time, walk geologic time scale using scale model of 46 meters.Two videos to help with conceptualizing the vastness of geologic time - here and here.
Thursday 2/23 -
Friday - 2/24 California! San Andreas fault lab.
Monday 2/13 - engineering design project presentations
Tuesday 2/14 - go over climate change final. Implementation of schoolwide DOT Green Team, posters for recycling
Wednesday 2/15 - Finish Posters
Thursday 2/16 - Earth's layers reading and foldable.
Friday 2/17 -3 - vocabulary Earth's layers glue in, illustrations glue in. Reading "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" with question 2 a,b,c on warm up. Write a narrative about an imaginary journey to the center of the Earth in your ISN page 80.
Monday 2/6 - Dr. Anita Antoninka moss experiment.
Tuesday 2/7 and Wednesday 2/8 - data collection protocol for moss experiment. School-wide DOT brainstorming.
Thursday 2/9 - Vote on school-wide DOT. Start on engineering project due Monday. Directions and rubric here.
Friday 2/10 - Take home final due! HW: finish engineering project. Presentations Monday.
Monday 1/30 - Student presentations of evidence that our climate is changing. Learn about the "I'm Lichen It!" project and student role in adding to baseline data to study a changing climate.
Tuesday 1/31 - Ruling out other factors that cause climate change. Finding your carbon footprint. Use calculator --> Carbon footprint calculator here. Find one way you can reduce your carbon footprint.
Wednesday 2/1 - The Alliance for Climate Education website here. Find your DOT (Do One Thing) and make a dot due Thursday. If you were absent today, please watch entire video here;
Thursday 2/2 - Molly word walls
Friday 2/3 - converting grams of ice into milliliters of water lab. schoolwide/community wide DOT ideas.
Monday 1/23 - SNOW DAY
Tuesday 1/24 - SNOW DAY
Wednesday 1/25 - SNOW DAY
Thursday 1/26 - Individual project reading about how we know climate change is happening and creating a "poster" to share with the class due Monday.
Friday 1/27 - Dr. Anita Atoninka guest speaker
Monday 1/16 - MLK no school
Tuesday 1/17 - Albedo Lab. Lab questions due Wednesday. Crossword/word search due Friday.
Wednesday 1/18 - Go over Albedo lab. Look at globe and discuss what the planet's albedo is. Glue in table showing reflectivity of different surfaces. Video Daisyworld here tying albedo and feedback loops. Video here on water vapor and the feedback loops. HW: find one example of a positive (amplifying) feedback loop and one negative feedback loop.
Thursday 1/19 - Positive and negative feedback loops video #1 here and video #2 here. Molly presentation natural vs. man made sources of CO2 and current research NAU.
Friday 1/20 - SNOW DAY
Monday 1/9 - Return climate/weather quiz. Returned reworked bubble gum lab. Start on greenhouse gas Adobe Voice presentations.
Tuesday 1/10 & Wednesday 1/11- Finish group projects on global warming pollutants, glue in graphic illustration of these pollutants and complete questions for class on Thursday available here.
Thursday 1/12 - Go over homework. The carbon cycle game to learn about the carbon cycle. Graph your journey as a carbon atom and write a short story about your journey from the carbon atom's perspective. You can draw pictures to go with story. Read about the carbon cycle here.
Friday 1/13 - Glue in carbon cycle diagram -- active carbon cycle vs. carbon sinks.Why are scientist concerned? Look at data comparing carbon dioxide and temperature, Watch Brain Pop: the carbon cycle, All about the carbon cycle video link here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Monday 1/3 - no school
Tuesday 1/4 -Lichen survey. Return graded finals. Test corrections due Friday. Folder cleanse
Wednesday 1/5 - Frayer model climate vs. weather. Vocab and illustration in ISN. Video link here. Here is another video link if you are still confusted between weather and climate here.
Thursday 1/6 - Pop quiz weather/climate. Greenhouse Effect lab. Homework: finish graphing lab and answering questions 1-6. Reworked bubble gum labs due.
Friday 1/7 - go over Greenhouse Effect Lab. Watch Brain Pop on the Greenhouse Effect. Vocab and illustrations in ISN.
Monday 12/12 - work on bee infographic
Tuesday 12/13 - bee poster presentations in MPR. Write a letter to President Obama. WWF adopt a bee fundraiser. Oh Deer and Beyond.
Wednesday 12/14 - Finals
Thursdasy 12/15 - Finals
Friday 12/16 - Finals
Monday 12/5 - Go over DDT reading. Graph bald eagle nesting pairs.
Tuesday/Wednesday 12/6&12/7- DDT pros and cons. Take a stand.Five sentence paragraph addressing "Do the pros outweigh the cons of using DDT?" due on Friday.
Thursday 12/8 - Molly presentation on bees. Slip students up into groups to reseach possible causes for colony collapse.
Friday 12/9- Nate Loper presentation on bees and colonly collapse
Monday 11/28 - **2 hour delay** Go over quiz limiting factors/carry capacities. Finish reintroduction of the wolves mural. Homework Rachel Carson biography and worksheet here.
Tuesday 11/29- SNOW DAY NO SCHOOL.
Wednesday 11/30- Go over homework. Rachel Carson video clip here. Reading A Fable for tomorrow worksheet and drawing.
Thursday 12/1- Molly activity on biomagnification.
Friday 12/2 - DDT reading and worksheet.
Monday 11/14- Predator-Prey Relationship with Hare&Lynx. Graph and answer questions based on graph due Tuesday/Wednesday.. Assignment is here.
Tuesday/Wednesday 11/15 & 11/16- Go over Hare&Lynx. Limiting factors and carrying capacities in an ecosystem. Oh Deer Here Come the Wolves graphing exercise and questions. Research on trophic cascades and the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone bullet points due Thursday.
Thursday 11/17 - Go over Oh Deer Here Come the Wolves lab. How the wolves changed rivers video here. And one more here.
Friday 11/18 - Quiz on limiting factors/carrying capacity. Finish wolf murals.
Monday 11/7 - Pass back graded Leaf Lunch labs and typed conclusions. Pass out and glue in updated fill-in-the-blank for writing a formal conclusion. Finish water testing posters and be ready to present on Tuesday. Study guides due tomorrow. Exam on Wednesday.
Tuesday 11/8 - presentations for water testing. Review for exam. Extended response questions handed out in class to be worked on at home and turned in at the start of class.
Wednesday 11/9 - exam
Thursday 11/10 - watch "Walking with Ghosts" about the hare and the lynx predator-prey relationship. Write a 3-2-1 about the film.
Friday 11/11 - no school Veteran's Day
Monday 10/31 - Dissect leaf packs, identify organisms and tally numbers on data sheet.
Tuesday 11/1/Wednesday 11/2 - Return graded elodea labs. Reworked elodea labs due Friday. Share group data from leaf pack dissections. Go through A Leaf Lunch lab and finish it in class. TYPED formal conclusion due Thursday. Make sure to use the data provided. Study guides for unit test next week here. Fill in the blank for writing a conclusion can be found here if you need it.
Thursday 11/3 - Collect A Leaf Lunch lab with typed conclusions. Whole class activity Slippery Sleuths to sample water at different locations to infer quality of water using macroinvertebrates.
Friday 11/4 - Collect reworked elodea labs. Chemical water testing in groups. Create posters to present on Monday. Study guides are due Tuesday. Test is on Wednesday.
Monday 10/24 - Look at vials to determine if plants use carbon dioxide during the day or night. Write a conclusion using the BTB as evidence. Discuss class data. Write the formula for photosynthesis and illustrate.
Tuesday 10/25- What impacts the rate of photosynthesis. Design your owl lab using elodea to explore a factor that may influence the rate CO2 is absorbed. Write a research question/hypothesis for approval to run lab on Wednesday.
Wednesday 10/26 - Run elodea lab. Absent? Check out the virtual photosynthesis lab here. Create a data table and make a line graph using your data due Thursday.
Thursday 10/27 - Collect last round of results and clean up lab.. Molly and microscopes to look at leaf slides. HW: complete back side of lab Leave it to the Sun part 3. Make sure to focus on the procedures, hypothesis, graph and 3 bullet points on the back side of lab.
Friday 10/28 - Labs Due. Finish discussion on photosynthesis -- where does the mass of a tree come from? Start new lab - A Leaf Lunch. HW: watch this video on how to read a dichotomous key here.
Monday 10/17- Watch Brain Pop and take quiz. A closer look at consumers -- we can name them by what they eat and how many steps the consumer is from a producer. Glue in and illustrations. Complete worksheet "Interpreting a Food Web" in class. Homework is to find your grade on FamilyLink, add it to your portfolios and have your portfolios signed.
Tuesday/Wednesday 10/18&10/19 - Categorizing organisms based on what they eat or by where they are in the food chain - vocab/illustrations. Water race to show loss of energy as energy is transferred through food web. Energy pyramid Brain Pop for third model of energy moves through an ecosystem. Ecological energy pyramid and directions here. Due Thursday.
Thursday 10/20- Go over energy pyramid homework and questions. Pop quiz on Socrative. Molly making slides for photosynthesis investigation.
Friday 10/21- Start photosynthesis investigation Leave It To The Sun. Explore BTB and how it is used as an indicator solution. Investigate if plants use carbon dioxide during the day or night.
Monday 10/10- Put together portfolios
Tuesday 10/11 - Self evaluate using rubric in ISN/finish portfolios
Wednesday 10/12 - sub
Thursday/Friday - no school Fall Holiday
Monday 10/3 - Finish forest food webs and answer discussion questions for homework. Discussion questions here.
Tuesday/Wednesday 10/4 & 10/5 - Log onto Nearpod using the pin: VJHUI Please use your first and last name as well as denote what period science you are in when you log on. You will need your ISN for this as you will be adding vocabulary and drawing pictures during the self paced presentation. The presentation can be found on the right and is called "Science Notes" or go to the Nearpod webpage and enter the pin VJHUI there.
Thursday 10/6 - Go over returned taxonomy projects. Return hisser labs and go over grading. Any score of less than 25/25 on the procedures need to be reworked due Friday. Food Chain/Food Web vocabulary. Go over discussion questions from Monday pertaining to the Pacific Northwest Forest food web created in class.
Friday 10/7 - Work on portfolios. Rework food webs.
Monday 9/26 - Students self evaluate their HIsser labs. Hisser presentations, how Hissers are being used for rescue, Butcher paper session to ask if you have any further questions about Hissers.
Tuesday 9/27 - Organizing organisms....taxonomy explained. See nearpod presentation on the right. Get the code on google classroom!
Wednesday 9/28- Taxonomy explained. Taxonomy poster project. Project instructions here and rubric here.
Thursday 9/29 - Work on taxonomy poster Molly video on field work.
Friday 9/30 - Taxonomy posters due. Start of Eating for Energy food web of the Pacific Northwest.
Monday 9/19 - get approval on Hisser lab and start to plan out experiment. Bring materials as needed.
Tuesday/Wednesday 9/20 9/21 - Finish experiment set up for Hisser lab. Type procedures and have printed out for class tomorrow.
Thursday 9/22 - run Hisser lab. Homework is to type up modification if needed to procedures and type a conclusion. Have a printed copy ready for class tomorrow.. If you want a format to follow, here is a fill in the blank to help you out here.
Friday 9/23 - set up experiments. Have another group run your experiment using your set of procedures. Groups will make comments and constructive criticism. Homework this weekend is to rework procedures and conclusions to be turned in on Monday. Try graphing your data! Here is the fill in the blank help for those who want help writing your conclusions.
Week of September 12
Monday 9/12 - Vocabulary ecology, abiotic, botic in ISNs. Log into Google Classroom. Draw an ecosystem and label abiotic and biotic factors. Rewrites of drops of water on a penny lab conclusions are due.
Tuesday 9/13 - Vocabulary levels of organization in an ecosystem. Card sort to learn terms. Quiz Thursday!
Wednesday 9/14 - Whole class card sort. Nesting dolls visual. Draw and color levels of organization in an ecosystem in ISNs. Assignment is here if needed..
Thursday 9/15 - Quiz levels of organization of ecosystem. Qualitative and Quantitative observations using the Hissers. Hisser homework -- come up with five ideas of an experiment to run on the Hissers to learn more about them.
Friday 9/16 - Design an experiment to learn more about the Hissers.
Week of September 5th
9/5 - Labor Day No school
9/6 & 9/7 Tuesday/Wednesday- Return Drops of Water on a Penny Lab. Go over how to write a conclusion. Color code glue in showing proper format for conclusions using example used in class.. Homework is to rewrite your Drops of Water on a Penny lab conclusion due Thursday. Must be typed and follow format shown in class.
9/9 Thursday- Review for quiz. Mr Edmonds variables song here. Quiz on variables and hypothesis writing. Homework to read Tomatosphere Experiment and complete worksheet attached.
9/10 Friday - Return quizzes and drops of water conclusions. Rewrite using teacher notes -- due Tuesday
Week of August 29
8/29 Monday - Go over the Great Fakesperiment, Pop Quiz IV/DV, homework to write hypotheses for station #1-5 Great Fakesperiment using the format presented in class. Great Fakesperiment scenarios here.
8/30 Tuesday - Go over how to write a formal hypothesis. Read Teachers Institute of Action and discuss the validity of the study. Make suggestions on how to make this a fair study. Vocab control variables.
8/31 Wednesday - The Great Fakesperiment picking out the control variables. Read lab for tomorrow.
9/1 Thursday - Drops of Water on Penny lab (data collection)
9/2 Friday -Drops of Water on Penny lab graphing and writing a conclusion. Turn in labs at end of class period.
Week of August 22
8/22 Monday- Reveal answers to mystery objects, Practice for Quiz.
8/23 8/24 Tuesday/Wednesday : Quiz (observation or inference). Start on variables. Indepedent/independent variables worksheet here. Independent/dependent variables assignment here.
8/25 Thursday.- Practice linking independent to dependent variables. Writing formal hypotheses. Turn in IV/DV assignment.
8/26 Friday - The great Fakesperiment. Identifying independent and dependent variables in scenarios.
Monday August 15 - Puzzle Piece Presentations, Plickers, app survey, Giant African Millipede
Tuesday August 16 - Format ISNs; HW to finish numbering pages/cover page
Wednesday August 17 - Finish formatting ISNs, Millipede vs. Centipede video here. HW: reading "Think Like a Scientist" and complete graphic organizer. Worksheet here.
Thursday August 18 - Inference or Observation? Prep for lab on Friday practicing using pictures and glue sticks.
Friday August 19 - Lab: Mystery Objects. Quiz Monday
First Week of School!
Wednesday August 10 - first day of school
Thursday August 11 - Zoom, classroom rules
Friday August 12 - Puzzle piece assignment here.
Check out these graphs about what is really warming the world here.
Carbon footprint calculator here.
Festival of Science Extra Credit Opportunity!!
3-2-1 Extra Credit for Festival of Science
Write a 3-2-1 and get ten points extra credit for attending any Festival of Science event. What’s a 3-2-1 you ask? It is a reflection piece. The 3-2-1 is the number of thoughts you are to share. Please discuss three things you found interesting, two things you learned and one thing you still have a question about. This is in a paragraph format and the more details, the better. Due by the end of the month of September.
Video to watch to learn about feedback loops. Watch here!
Learn more about climate change at these two great sites!
I See Wonder Smithsonian Institute Link:: learninglab.si.edu/collections/rosters/i-see-wonder-cohort/0WBhymir