Homework 2018/2019

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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Grade 7:

  • Test on Changes in Energy on a Molecular Level
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We looked over our test results (both on paper and on-line)
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • Homework: Reading Science B
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due October 30th (requires a parent signature)

Grade 8:

  • We built our Rube Goldberg machines and drew our posters
  • Test on Thursday!!!
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due October 30th (requires a parent signature)

Grade 5:

  • We completed our Hook by trying to reverse the rusting process
  • We completed the Scientific Investigation: Expect the Unexpected
  • We wrote the CER together

Monday, October 15, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We went to Phet.colorado .edu to investigate the effect of pressure on state of matter
  • TEST on WEDNESDAY!!!

Grade 5:

  • We looked over our test results.
  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We wrote our new Phenomenon: How can you tell if a chemical reaction has occurred and a new substance has been formed?
  • We discussed our APK
  • We investigated the Hook: Chemical Changes - by attempting to clean rusty nails
  • no homework

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: Properties of Matter
  • Homework- read the new stemscopedia - pages 21-26 in the green book

Grade 6:

  • We took the test on the scope: Thermal Energy Transfer
  • Homework- read the new stemscopedia (Energy Transfer in Motion)

Grade 8:

  • We had a guest speaker - Aakash Jain, he spoke about polarity in lenses
  • Test on THURSDAY, October 18, 2018


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Grade 7:

Mrs. Patel and Mrs. Pierron ran the Scientific Investigation: CO2 Ice vs H2O ice.

We answered 4 Plickers questions

Homework: complete the graph, answer post activity questions and complete the CER (Claim was given in class)


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We built/tested/re-designed our solar ovens
  • We ate S'Mores!
  • Homework- draw a graph of data comparing prototype oven and re-designed oven
  • Test on Thursday!
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due October 30th (requires a parent signature)

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We corrected our drawings and answers from the last activity (Action-Reaction Contact Forces)
  • We were presented with an engineering challenge - to design a Rube Goldberg machine to complete a simple task
    • materials you bring from home are free, everything else costs widgets
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due October 30th (requires a parent signature)

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We wrote a CER for our activity from Monday - Solubility
  • We filled out our Graphic Organizer
  • We used the iPads to explore Stemscope "assignments"
  • Test on Thursday, October 11, 2018


Monday, October 8, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We recorded our new Phenomenon
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • We explored Phetcolorado. We answered questions and drew pictures as directed by the activity: Changes in State
  • Homework: answer all questions (and make drawings) for the activity
  • Answer Post-activity questions (from SMARTboard)
  • Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We completed the activity: Solubility


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We completed the activity "Figuring Out Physical Properties" and wrote a CER
  • Test on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We built our solar ovens, we will test them on Tuesday
  • Test on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Grade 8:

  • We completed the activities for Action-Reaction Contact Forces
  • Homework- answer the questions and make a force drawing for the 7 stations you completed

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on the scope: Chemical Properties and Interactions
  • Homework: read stemscopedia for our new scope: Changes in Energy/Molecular Level

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We discussed the activity from a week ago Thursday - Modeling Molecule Movement
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We discussed the difference between Heat and Thermal Energy
  • We designed a solar oven
  • Homework- Science Fair signature on orange packet (sent in Tuesday envelope) due Thursday!!!

Grade 8:

  • We looked at our tests
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We finished the Hook: What is a Newton
  • We completed the activity: What is a System?
  • Homework: Reading Science
  • Homework- Science Fair signature on orange packet (sent in Tuesday envelope) due Thursday!!!

Grade 5:

  • We discussed how to test: reflective, electrical conductor, heat conductor, attracted to magnets, solubility
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We started the activity: Figuring Out Physical Properties

Monday, October 1, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We researched Natural and Synthetic Substances
  • We took a Gallery Walk
  • Homework: completes the chart for Natural and Synthetic Resources
  • TEST on Wednesday!!

Grade 5:

  • We answered two Plickers questions
  • We looked at our Tests
  • We completed the Hook, by choosing 5 pictures with a similar property
  • No Homework


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We started our new scope: Properties of Matter
  • no homework

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on the scope: Energy Transfer Between Objects
  • We watched the BrainPop: Newton's Laws of Motion
  • We completed the APK for our new scope- Newton's 3rd Law
  • We started the Hook- What is a Newton?
  • No Homework


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We completed the activity: Identifying Liquids
  • Homework: Post activity questions (from SMARTboard)
  • Homework: CER


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Grade 8:

  • We completed the activity: Magnetic Force and Field Energy (available on Stemscopes)
  • Complete questions on handouts and post activity questions
  • TEST on THURSDAY!!

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: Change of State


Monday, September 24, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We completed the activity "What's What" available on Stemscope
  • Answer questions A #10, B#2, C#5, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Answer post activity questions - posted on SMARTboard

Grade 5:

  • We wrote a CER together for Sweet Tea
  • We explored Stemscopes on the iPads
  • TEST tomorrow!!


Thursday, September 20

Grade 5: no class due to SPARCCLS assembly


Grade 6:

  • We sang "Shooting Star"
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We modeled molecular movement outside and drew diagrams in our journals


Grade 8:

  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We discussed Science Fair and Engineering Projects - two parent signatures are required


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Pure Substances (available on Stemscope)
  • No homework


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We sang "Evil Waste"
  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Scientific Investigation: Energy Transfer and Matter
  • Homework: finish the graph and write a General Statement

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Gravitational Force and Field Energy
  • no homework

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Sweet Tea
  • Homework: answer the question following the activity (should be taped into your journal)


Monday, September 17, 2018

Grade 7: no class due to late start

Grade 5: we finished the activity: State of Matter Changes

no homework


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We completed out APK
  • We gathered data for the activity: State of Matter Changes (we melted butter, wax and shortening)
  • We started our bar graph
  • No homework

Grade 6:

  • We discussed Science Fair - info wenr home with students, more to come in Tuesday Envelope
  • Project should be phrased "Does _______________ affect __________________?"
  • TWO PARENT SIGNATURES REQUIRED!!

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on Potential Energy
  • We completed the APK and the Hook - both investigating Static Electricity for the new scope: Energy Transfer Between Objects
  • Homework: Reading Science


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We completed the APK
  • We completed the Hook: What Makes Objects Unique
  • We watched a Brainpop: Property Change
  • Homework: Reading Science

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We looked at our test and learned how to show our parents the tests on the Stemscope website
  • We drew the graphic organizer for our new scope: Thermal Energy Transfer
  • We sang "Dirt Made My Lunch"
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • We taped thermal energy transfer and Law of Conservation of Energy into our journal
  • Homework: get a parent signature on Test
  • Homework: Reading Science on Stemscope

Grade 8:

  • We engineered a skateboard design for Shaun White
  • TEST on Thursday

Grade 5:

  • We recorded our new phenomenon: How is weight affected when sugar dissolves after it is mixed with water?
  • We reviewed our test
  • We completed the Hook: Changing States
  • No Homework


Monday, September 10, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We reviewed for the test
  • We took the test on The Structure of Matter
  • Homework: read Stemscopedia - be ready for Plickers

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on Matter is Everywhere
  • Homework - read pages 8-12 in Stemscopedia - be ready for Plickers

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We accessed Stemscope on iPads (which we can now do from home)
  • We reviewed in preparation for the TEST on Monday, September 10th

Grade 6:

  • We sang "Decomposition"
  • We took the test on the scope: Energy Transfer & Temperature

Grade 8

We completed the APK, by sorting pictures of Kinetic energy and Potential energy and we made a rule that helped us sort

We completed the Hook: Rubber Band Energy

We completed the Activity: Potential Predictions

Homework: complete the graph, general statement and CER for Potential Predictions

Homework: Reading Science (available on Stemscope)


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We discussed the activity: The Rock Candy Lab (available on Stemscope)
  • We wrote a CER for this lab
  • We completed our Graphic Organizer
  • We discussed ways to study for the TEST on MONDAY, September 10th!


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We answered three Plickers questions
  • We sang "Funky Newt"
  • We graphed the activity from last week: Materials Matter
  • We illustrated "Amounts Count" and "Environment Matters"
  • We discussed how to study for the TEST on THURSDAY!

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on Kinetic Energy
  • We built a rolling buggy and discussed how potential energy can turn into kinetic energy

Grade 5:

  • We preformed our Engineering Design for Contaminated Water
  • We shared our results with the class


August 30, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We were presented with a problem -How to determine which water sample is contaminated
  • We gave Mrs. Wicht our plan and needed materials
  • No Homework

Grade 6:

  • We answered Plicker questions
  • We sang "I am a Worm"
  • We recorded data for the activity: Materials Matter (available on Stemscope)
  • No Homework

Grade 8:

  • We watched a BrainPop video and took a Socrative quiz
  • We answered Plicker questions
  • We "crunched numbers" for our data chart for the activity:Speed and Motion
  • Homework: complete 3 graphs, study for test
  • Test on Tuesday!

August 29, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Combining Atoms (available on Stemscope)
  • Homework- answer 3 questions from SMARTboard (answer should include the question)


August 28, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We sang "Bags of Water"
  • We completed the activity: Heat it Up (available on Stemscope)
  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We watched Brainpop: Temperature
  • We explored Stemscopes on our iPads: www.acceleratelearning.com
    • username = name21sjc, password = sjcscience
  • No Homework

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Speed & Motion (available on Stemscope)
  • We started the scientific investigation: The Effect of Mass
  • Homework = determine the time and speed for each trial

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We finished the activity: Where's the Sugar?
  • We wrote a CER (claim, evidence, reasoning)
  • We explored Stemscope using the SMARTboard

No Homework

August 27, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We reviewed Stemscopedia
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Element Symbols (available on Stemscopes)
  • Homework: Reading Science B

Grade 5:

  • We reviewed Stemscopedia
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We filled in our Graphic Organizer (in our green Stemscopes book)
  • We began the Activity: Where's the Sugar (in our journal)
  • No homework

August 23, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We recorded our phenomenon: Does matter exist if it can't be seen?
  • We drew our Graphic Organizer in our journal
  • We completed our APK
  • We completed our Hook: Big Balloon
  • Homework- Read Stemscopedia, be ready for Plickers questions

Grade 6:

  • We sang Habitat
  • We recorded our phenomenon: Why do objects have different melting points?
  • We drew our Graphic Organizer in our journal
  • We completed our APK
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia, be ready for Plickers questions

Grade 8:

  • We recorded our phenomenon: How does speed impact energy?
  • We drew our Graphic Organizer in our journal
  • We completed our APK
  • We completed our Hook: Dominoes
  • Homework: Reading Science (done on paper handout), read Stemscopedia, be ready for Plickers questions

August 22, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We collected parent signatures and taped the guideline portion into our journal
  • We copied this scope's phenomenon: Why are atomic models necessary?
  • We drew the graphic organizer into our journal
  • We completed the APK (Accessing Prior Knowledge) by filling in text boxes about matter
  • We completed the Hook: The Smallest Bit, by cutting and measuring a strip of paper
  • Mrs. WIcht read the book Smaller than a Shrew
  • Homework: watch the video emailed to you, run time 12 minutes, draw the three atoms on a SEPARATE sheet of paper (not in your journal)
  • Read the Stemscopedia (paper copy was handed out in class)
  • Be ready for Plickers questions on Monday

August 21, 2018:

Grade 6:

  • We discussed procedures in the Science Lab
  • We "set-up" our Journal
  • We sang Banana Slug
  • We played Pictionary with 5th grade vocab words
  • Homework: Parent signature on Pink Guideline sheet

Grade 8:

  • We discussed procedures in the Science Lab
  • We "set-up" our Journal
  • We played Pictionary with 7th grade vocab words
  • Homework: Parent signature on Pink Guideline sheet

Grade 5:

  • We "set-up" our journal
  • We played Pictionary with 4th grade vocab words
  • Parent SIgnature due on Thursday


August 20, 2018:

  • Grade 7:
  • We discussed procedures in the Science Lab
  • We "set-up" our Journal
  • We played Pictionary with 6th grade vocab words
  • Homework: Parent signature on Pink Guideline sheet