Homework 2019/2020

Posted below are homework assignments. Remember these are listed for the convenience of the parents and students; however, it is the student's responsibility to write down homework assignments in class.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.6

Grade 6:

  • We completed Day 2 in the Futura Workspace
  • After Hours Work: Re-read Chapters 2 and 3 focusing on how ingredients meet certain metabolic needs
  • After Hours Work: Family Homework
  • Homework: Science Fair Hypothesis due Tuesday, November 19

Grade 8:

  • We completed Day 8 and Day 9 in the Futura Workspace
  • We completed our Final Proposal in class
  • Homework: Science Fair Hypothesis due Tuesday, November 19

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Days 5 and 6 in the Futura Workspace
  • After Hours Work: complete Trade-Offs Reflection please complete online (also available on pg 21)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We took the test on the unit: Metabolism
  • We completed Day 1 in our new unit: Futura- Metabolism Engineering Internship
  • Homework- Science Fair Hypothesis due Tuesday, November 19
  • After Hours Work: Annotate Chapters 1 and 2 in the Futura Workspace

Grade 8:

  • We completed Day 7 in the Futura Workspace
  • We took the Unit Pre-Test for the new unit: Magnetic Fields
  • Homework- Science Fair Hypothesis due Tuesday, November 19
  • After Hours Work: Annotate Chapter 5 in the Futura Workspace

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.5

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.4- Separating a Food Color Mixture
  • Homework- make sure you have completed pg 10: Writing About Molecules

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 3.5
  • Homework: Use the Sim and complete a mission in which you try to get the highest possible cellular respiration rate -submit online
  • Test on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Science Fair Background Research due Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Grade 8:

  • We completed Day 5 and Day 6 in the Futura Workspace
  • Homework: Complete and submit (online) response to the Trade-Offs Reflection form (page 21)
  • Science Fair Background Research due Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Grade 7:

  • Today we completed Day 4 in the Futura Workspace
  • After Hours Work: complete the Project Summary in the Futura Workspace (on-line)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Grade 6:

  • Today we completed Lessons 3.3 and 3.4
  • Homework: complete pg 77 (Writing About Elisa) and 82 (Reading Odd Organisms and How They Get the Molecules They Need)
    • optional: read The Big Climb
  • Reminders:
    • Test on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • Science Fair Background Research due November 12, 2019 (index cards)

Grade 8:

  • no class do to Les Mis

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.3 (Made of Matter)


Monday, November 4, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Day 2 and Day 3 in the Futura Workspace.
  • After Hours Work:
    • Re- read and annotate Chapters 2 and 3 in the Dossier ( pages B4- B6 and C7- C9 in Notebook) with the focus question: Do all earthquakes cause tsunamis?
    • Complete pg 10 - Annotated Map of the Indian Ocean

Grade 5:

  • We had a guest speaker: Mr. Niall Doherty


Monday, October 28, 2019- Friday, November 1, 2019

Science Camp- no Science Homework

8th Grade- work on Science Fair Background Research


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.2 (Modeling Matter)

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 3.2
  • Homework: Watch the video: The Story of Sanctorius- you'll be sorry if you don't ;-) it is quite entertaining!
    • Answer the question on page 72

Grade 8:

  • We completed Days 3 and 4 in Futura
  • Homework:
  • Re-read Ch 3: Velocity, Mass and Impact Forces - How can this information on velocity, mass, and impact forces help you plan your supply pod designs?
  • Family Homework - requires a parent signature
  • Project Summary- complete online, but available for reference on pg 12

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the Test on the Unit Plate Motion
  • We completed Day 1 in our new unit: Futura- Plate Motion Engineering Internship
  • After Hours work: sign the Safety Guidelines, read and annotate Chapters 1 and 2

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 2.7 and 3.1
  • Homework: Write an Argument pg 54, Revising Claims pg 64, Homework: Running Tests, Using the Sim pg 65, 66
    • PLEASE DO ALL WORK IN THE NOTEBOOK

Grade 8:

  • We completed Days 1 and 2 in the Futura Workspace: Force and Motion Engineering Internship: Pods for Emergency Supplies
  • After Hours Work: Read and annotate the Request for Proposal, sign the Safety Guidelines Sheet (submit online), Revise or add new annotations to Chapter 2: "Collisions and Impact Forces" for the new focus question- How can this information on collisions and impact forces help you revise your egg drop?, complete the Egg Drop Design sheets on pages 6 and 7 in the Notebook

Monday, October 21, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 4.2 and 4.3
  • We participated in our first Science Seminar! Congratulations 7th Grade!
  • Homework: Lesson 4.3- Writing a Scientific Argument - please complete online. Use your Reasoning Tool- this counts as a take home quiz
  • TEST ON WEDNESDAY!!

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 4.3


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Grade 5 and 6 no class

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on the Unit: Force and Motion

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 3.4 and 4.1
  • Homework pg 96 (Scientific Argument) and 106 (annotate and answer 2 questions) in the Notebook, please complete on-line
  • Be prepared for Science Seminar on Monday and Test on Wednesday (10-23-19)


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We reviewed Background Research requirements (due Nov 12)
  • We completed Lesson 2.6
  • Homework: page 47- answer the second bullet point

page 48- annotate and answer 2 questions


Grade 8:

    • We reviewed Background Research requirements (due Nov 12)
    • We completed Lesson 4.3
      • Homework: write the Scientific Argument (pg 103, 104)- use your Reasoning Tool to organize your thoughts- this should actually be entered in activity #4 - Write a Scientific Argument

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 4.2


Monday, October 14, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 3.3
  • Homework: pg 90- please complete online

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 4.1


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Grade 5 and 6 no class due to SPARCCLS assembly

Grade 8:

  • We completed the AWESOME Science Seminar in Lesson 4.2- Good job 8th Grade!
  • Homework: pg 96 - please complete online

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 3.2
  • Homework- pg 84- complete online

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We took the Critical Juncture Assessment
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due Tuesday, October 15th. Requires a Parent Signature

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 4.1
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due Tuesday, October 15th. Requires a Parent Signature

Grade 5:

  • We completed the End-of-Unit Assessment

Monday, October 7, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 3.1
  • Homework is a take home QUIZ - pg 79 (please complete online)

Grade 5:

  • We completed the first part of Lesson 3.6 - we will complete the second part tomorrow

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.5

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.4
  • Homework- Family Homework - requires a parent signature- complete on handout

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 3.3 and 3.4
  • Homework- complete everything online
    • pg 77- Sherman' story
    • pg 78 Read and annotate "Wrecking Ball", answer corresponding question
    • pg 84 Reporting to Dr. Gonzalez (use Reasoning Tools on pages 81 and 82 to write your report)
        • this counts as a QUIZ- so do your best work!
        • bold word bank words and cause-and-effect words and phrases

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Grade 7:

  • Today we completed Lesson 2.7 in three different color groups.
  • Homework is as follows: (please complete in your notebook)
    • Blue Group: pages 59 and 60
    • Green Group: pages 65 and 66
    • Purple Group: pages 69, 70 and 71
  • Optional Homework: Self-check pages 72 and 73

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • Homework: Please complete in Notebook
    • page 34 (requires Sim)
    • page 35- can be read online or in the back of the Notebook, please answer the question in the Notebook

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 3.1 and 3.2
  • Homework: page 64 (requires Sim) please complete online and HAND IN
          • page 72 (requires Modeling Tool) please complete online and HAND IN

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.4

Monday, September 30, 2019

Grade 7:

  • no class due to late start

Grade 5:

  • We completed activities 4 and 5 in Lesson 3.3

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed activities 1, 2 and 3 in Lesson 3.3
  • No homework

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.1
  • Homework pg 23 and 24. Please complete in the Notebook; must be able to access the Sim

Grade 8:

  • We took the Critical Juncture Assessment
  • We completed Lesson 2.5
  • Homework: Family Homework - requires a Parent Signature

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed the Critical Juncture Assessment
  • No homework

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons1.2 and 1.3
  • Homework: complete pages 8 and 16 in the Notebook. Page 8 requires using the Simulation. If you cannot access it from home, please let me know and we will come up with an alternate experience.

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • Homework is page 46. Please HAND IN on-line

Monday, September 23, 2019

Grade 7:

  • Today we completed Lessons 2.4 and 2.5
  • Homework: Notebook pg 53
  • Family Homework

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.1
  • no Homework

Thursday, September 17, 2019

Grade 5:

  • no class due to Westward Ho!

Grade 6:

  • We took the pre-test for our new Unit: Metabolism
  • No homework

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 1.6 and 2.1
  • Homework: finish pg 35
    • Go on Sim to complete pages 36 and 37


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • Homework- page 35 in the Notebook


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Grade 6:

  • No homework

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 1.4 and 1.5
  • Read "Friction", annotate and answer the two questions (also found on page 19 in the Notebook.) PLEASE SUBMIT ONLINE
  • Complete and HAND IN ( if you haven't already) the Modeling Tool ( instructions are on page 24 in the notebook)

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.6


Monday, September 16, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 1.4 and 2.1
  • Homework- complete in Notebook - pages 22 and 31 (underline or highlight words used from word box)

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.5

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.4
  • no homework

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.5
  • Homework: study for Test on Tuesday

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 1.2 and 1.3
  • Homework: Creating a Model to Explain What Happened to the Pod ( on handout)
          • Lesson 1.3 Sorting Tool - submit on-line (directions on page 14 in notebook)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed lessons 1.2 and 1.3 in our new unit: Plate Motion (Mystery of the Mesosaurus Fossils)
  • Homework: In the Notebook: pages 9 and 14

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Grade 6 and 8:

  • The Science Fair Project was introduced.
  • A packet is coming home in the Tuesday Envelope that requires a parent signature! - Due September 20th
  • Phrase your question: Does ____________ affect _________________?
  • Statement of Problem is due October 15th!
  • We explored www.science-fair.org for suggestions (using the Wizard on Science Buddies website)

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.3
  • No homework

Monday, September 9, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the assessment for the Unit Geology on Mars
  • We also took the Pre-Assessment for the Unit Plate Motion: The Mystery of the Mesosaurus Fossils
  • No Homework!!!

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.2

Thursday, September 5, 2015

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.1

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.5
  • Homework: Please complete on-line: Homework Lesson 2.5 (pages in 53-54 in Notebook)
    • Bacteria from the fecal transplant can fill up the space in the gut, limiting the food and space for invading harmful bacteria. My first piece of evidence is...... (found in left column on page 52) This is important because......(found in middle column on page 52)

Grade 8:

  • no homework!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 3.3 and 3.4
  • Homework: On-line: read and annotate two articles (The Future of Mars Exploration" and "Canals on Mars") and answer corresponding questions. This can be found on pages 55 an 56 in the notebook, but please complete on-line.

Tuesday, September 3, 3019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 2.3 and 2.4
  • Homework: please complete on-line:
    • Homework 2.3 (on page 38 in notebook)
    • Homework 2.4 ( on page 45 in notebook)

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 3.2 and 3.3
  • Homework; please complete on-line
    • Homework Lesson 3.2 Parts 1 (write an explanation) and Part 2 (use Sim and describe the energy system you created)
    • Homework Lesson 3.3 (write an Argument)

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.7

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.6

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.2
  • Homework: read pages B1 and B2 (in the back of the student notebook)
      • answer questions on page 32

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 2.3 and Lesson 3.1
  • Homework: make sure you have completed pgs 48 and 49


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 3.1 and 3.2
  • Homework is the Reading "Who Becomes a Space Scientist?" at the end of Lesson 3.1 - please complete on-line and Hand In if you have the option. If the Reading doesn't load on-line, please annotate the reading on page C-1 in your Notebook

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 1.3 and 2.1
  • Homework- lesson 2.1 questions about Active Reading "The Human Microbiome"

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.1 and 2.2
  • Homework: lesson 2.2 draw two energy transfer diagrams and actively read an article

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.5
  • Homework: Family Homework - ask a family member 3 questions about space, student answers question #4


Monday, August 26, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • The following pages should be completed in your student notebook:
      • pg 27, 28, 32, 33, 34
  • The following pages should be completed on-line through Amplify:
      • pg 25, 26, 29, 31, 35


Grade 5:

  • We completed lesson 1.4 - Distances to the stars
    • we explored the Sim and made a model of the Great Square of Pegasus

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 1.2
  • Homework is pg 15 and 16 in the Notebook

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 1.3 and 1.4
  • Homework is page 20 (please hand in on-line)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Chapter 1.3 and Chapter 2.1
  • Please try to complete these assignments on-line:
  • Chapter 1.3 activity #4 (Homework); Chapter 2.1 activity #5 (Homework)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Grade 6:

  • parent signature on Science Guideline sheet
  • page 9 in Notebook

Grade 8:

  • parent signature on Science Guideline sheet
  • page 8 (please complete on-line)
  • page 13, 14 in Notebook
  • Family Homework- requires family member signature

Monday, August 19, 2019

Grade 7:

  • Today we covered Geology on Mars Lessons 1.1 and 1.2
  • Homework: parent signature on Science Guidelines sheet
    • Student Notebook pages 8 and 9
    • Family HW: Exploring Geologic Processes at Home - requires family member signature


Grade 5:

  • Today we covered Patterns of Earth and Sky Lesson 1.1
  • Homework: parent signature on Science Guidelines sheet