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, April 17, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Global Puzzle

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We reviewed homework questions from last Thursday
  • We completed the activity: Water Cycle Game
  • Homework: answer the questions on the handout

Grade 8:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: The Pull of Gravity

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: The Human Footprint
  • Homework- Read Stemscopedia book pages 83-87


Monday, April 15, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on the scope: Seafloor Spreading
  • We tapped the graphic organizer and wrote the phenomenon for the new scope: Maps of Ancient Lands
  • We completed the APK and Hook for the new scope
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We went on Stemscope and reviewed for the test (You can do this at home also!)


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Bad Press (about Qatar)
  • Test on Tuesday!!!

Grade 6:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: The Mechanisms of the Water Cycle
  • Homework: answer 7 questions ( on paper handed out in Homeroom)

Grade 8:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the APK and Hook for the new scope: The Solar System
  • We completed the activity: The Attraction Tango
  • Homework: Reading Science, 13 questions should also be answered before class on Tuesday


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Analyzing Evidence for Seafloor Spreading
  • TEST on MONDAY!!!



Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We drew the graphic organizer for our new scope: Water Cycle
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • We watched Brainpop: Water cycle and took a Socrative quiz
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 8:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We had an engineering challenge while choir kids left for the choral festival

Grade 5:

  • Since 1/2 of the class was at the Choral Festival the rest of us designed a "Puff Mobile" out of paper, straws, beads and straight pins and competed to see which design would travel the farthest in 5 seconds.


Monday, April 8, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Rate of Seafloor Spreading
  • We watched the Brainpop video: Plate Tectonics

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We discussed the popcorn (natural resources) activity from last week
  • We watched videos about Acid Rain
  • We read the story: Three Cheers for Trees a book about our Carbon Footprint
  • Homework: Reading Science

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We began our new scope: Human Footprint
  • We completed the APK and Hook (using popcorn as a renewable resource)
  • no homework

Grade 6:

  • We investigated point and non-point sources of pollution
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Subduction Zone
  • We built a model of converging and diverging oceanic and continental plates

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Grade 6:

  • Today we found "our" portion of Calabazas Creek on a map
  • We took inventory of our backpacks used for Creek Investigations

Grade 8:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity "The Effect of Gravity" and wrote a CER
  • We took the test for the scope: The Universe
  • Homework: read Stemscopedia for the new scope: The Solar System

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: Water Sources
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia pages 76 - 81



Monday, April 1, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Seafloor Spreading Model
  • Homework: answer the activity questions on the handout (now taped in your journal)

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We viewed the last two infomercials regarding water availability and conservation
  • We explored Stemscope on iPads to review for the test TOMORROW!!!
  • Homework: two pie graphs in Stemscopedia book (one for all water on Earth, one for fresh water on Earth)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We presented our Infomercials about our precious water and how to conserve it

Grade 6:

  • We took the test on the scope: Inheritance
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia, draw graphic organizer for the new scope: The Water Cycle

Grade 8:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Gravity Model (thank you Nico!)
  • We began the activity: The Effect of Gravity (we will conclude this on Tuesday before the TEST!!!)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the test for the scope: Ecosystem Biodiversity
  • We drew the graphic organizer and completed the APK and Hook for the new scope: Seafloor Spreading
  • Homework: Reading Science

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We corrected our work from last Thursday
  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We watched a video about Gregor Mendel
  • We completed the activity: It All Adds Up to Us
  • TEST ON THURSDAY!!!

Grade 8:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Big Bang Play
  • We watched the Brainpop: Big Bang and took a Socrative quiz

Grade 5:

  • no class because Mrs. Wicht was at the Diocese reviewing new science curricula

Monday, March 25, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We corrected work from last week
  • We answered 8 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Ocean Biodiversity
  • Homework: Reading Science
  • TEST on WEDNESDAY!!!!

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We finished our posters and videotaped our infomercials regarding water availability and usage

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We answered 1 Plickers question
  • We wrote a CER for the activity: Where is the Water?
  • We were assigned the project: Water Distribution Model Presentation
    • today we were to create a poster
    • Monday we will record (on iPad) an infomercial about the amount of water on Earth that is available to drink AND actions our community can take to help conserve the little amount of fresh water we have available

Grade 6:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Using a Punnett Square
  • Homework: Reading Science and answering the post activity questions
  • Test next Thursday, March 28

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on the scope: Patterns of Motion
  • We presented our models to the 3rd grade
  • We drew the graphic organizer and completed the APK for our new scope: The Universe


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Monoculture vs Biodiversity
  • Homework: If you didn't finish in class- answer the post activity questions and write a CER

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Where DId They Get Those Genes?
  • No homework

Grade 8:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Engineering Project: Lunar Cycle Model
  • Test on Thursday and presentation to 3rd grade (practice your presentation)

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Where is the Water?
  • Homework: answer three questions found below the bar graph

Monday, March 18, 2019

Grade 7:

  • Today we went over our test (The Dynamic Nature of Ecosystems)
  • We drew the graphic organizer for our new scope: Ecosystem Biodiversity
  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • Homework: finish the graph for the parking lot survey
  • Answer the Post Activity ?s
  • Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Hook, and turned a bar graph into a pie graph

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We looked at our test results for the scope: Earth's Systems Interactions
  • We introduced the new scope: Water Resources
  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the APK on the SMARTboard
  • No homework

Grade 6:

  • We looked at our test results for the scope: Reproduction and Variation
  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We drew the graphic organizer for the new scope: Inheritance
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • No homework

Grade 8:

  • We answered 5 Plicker questions
  • We completed the activity: Moon Phases
  • Homework: Reading Science


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the test for the scope: The Dynamic Nature of Ecosystems
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Grade 6:

  • Test on the scope: Reproduction and Variation
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia for the new scope: Inheritance

Grade 8:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Modeling Motion
  • We watched 2 BrainPop videos: The Solar System and The Milky Way
  • No Homework

Grade 5:

  • Test on the scope: Earth"s Systems Interactions
  • Homework: Read pages 70 - 74 in Stemscopedia


Monday, March 11, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We worked on our "Story of Change" storybook for a 2nd grade audience
  • TEST ON WEDNESDAY!!!

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed our graphic organizer
  • We explored Stemscopes: picture vocab, concept review game , video and SEP simulation
  • TEST ON TUESDAY!!! (TOMORROW)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We took a gallery walk of our dioramas and took turns explaining them to our classmates
  • TEST on TUESDAY!!!

Grade 6:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Asexual Aliens
  • TEST on TUESDAY!!!

Grade 8:

  • Remaining groups presented their "Common Ancestor" slide show
  • We completed the activity: Observing Plant Embryos and wrote a CER
  • We answered 5 Plickers questions regarding our new scope: Patterns of Motion
  • We completed the APK and Hook

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

No class due to Ash Wednesday Mass

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Grade 6:

  • CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT SCIENCE FAIR!!!!!!!
  • In class we took a Socrative quiz on the Punnett Square video
  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • No Homework

Grade 8:

  • CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT SCIENCE FAIR!!!!!!!
  • We took the test on the scope: Evolutionary History & Relationships
  • We began sharing our Common Ancestor presentations

Grade 5:

  • We built the diorama of our interacting Earth Systems (presentations on Thursday!)

Monday, March 4, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 3 Plickers
  • We researched our "Story of Change." With a partner we need to write and illustrate a story targeted to a 2nd grade audience
  • TEST on Wednesday, Mach 13th!!!

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We wrote a CER for the activity: Cascade Mountains
  • We engineered a diorama for the activity: Ten Clash of Earth's Systems


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We reviewed our tests
  • We answered 3 Plickers questions from our new scope: Earth's Systems Interactions
  • We completed the APK
  • We completed the activity: Cascade Mountain
  • Homework: draw a picture of the Cascade Mountain skit and answer the two questions

Grade 6:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Methods of Asexual Reproduction and answered the corresponding questions
  • Homework: watch the video Mrs. Wicht emailed you. Allow 20-25 minutes, take notes in your journal
  • SCIENCE FAIR BACKBOARD DUE MONDAY!!!

Grade 8:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed our presentations
  • Test on Tuesday, Presentation on Tuesday
  • SCIENCE FAIR BACKBOARD DUE MONDAY!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Before and After


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We answered 8 Plickers questions
  • We reviewed what goes on the Science Fair Backboard
  • We completed the Activity: Guess Who?
  • Homework: answer Post activity questions, Reading Science
  • Backboard due on Monday!!!

Grade 8:

  • We answered 8 Plickers questions
  • We reviewed what goes on the Science Fair Backboard
  • We got into research groups and began researching our topic concerning a Common Ancestor
  • Presentations are due by the end of class on Thursday.
  • Backboard due Monday!!!

Grade 5:

  • We took the test for the scope:
  • Earth's Systems
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia pages 63-68, be ready for Plickers questions

Monday, February 25, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed the APK and Hook for our new scope: The Dynamic Nature of Ecosystems
  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Succession
  • Homework: answer 4 Post activity questions and Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We reviewed for the test
  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Independent Practice handout (to help study for the test)
  • TEST is TOMORROW!!


Thursday, February 21, 2019 --Thank you Mrs. Pierron for subbing, while Mrs. Wicht was on Jury Duty

Grade 5:

We completed the activity: Ocean Ecosystems

Homework?? write a CER for which ecosystem would be the best home for a bicolor anthias


Grade 6:

  • Science Fair Backboard requirements were discussed (a "floor plan" and checklist)
  • We completed the Hook: EGGcellent Eggs

Grade 8:

  • Science Fair Backboard requirements were discussed (a "floor plan" and checklist)
  • We dissected a lima bean and compared it to the lima bean (embryo) we dissected 2 weeks ago
  • We completed the activity: Skeleton Sort and answered the 6 corresponding questions


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on the scope: Predation in Ecosystems
  • We completed our Ecosystem Food Web Poster and took a Gallery walk
  • Homework: Read Stemcopedia: The Dynamic Nature of Ecosystems
  • Homework: completes the CER for the gallery walk

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We typed our abstracts
  • We read Stemscopedia for the scope: Sensory Receptors
  • We completed the activity: Senses and Memory
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia for the new scope- Reproduction and Variation

Grade 8:

  • We typed our abstracts
  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Rats and Elephants
  • Homework: Reading Science, answer 4 questions for the Rats and Elephants activity

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We shared our dioramas with the rest of the class
  • Homework: Reading Science

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We built our diorama representing the 4 spheres of earth

Grade 6:

  • we took the test on the scope: Bodies & Systems
  • Homework: read Stemscopedia for the new scope- Reproduction and Variation

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on the scope: Embryonic Development
  • We drew the graphic organizer for our new scope: Evolutionary History & Relationships
  • We completed the APK (completed a cladogram) and Hook (compared the movement of different animals by watching video clips
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed the Activity: Prediciting Predation (owl pellets)
  • We began the Activity: Ecosystem Relationships

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We watched BrainPop videos: Nervous System, Lymphatic System, Immune System
  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Scientific Investigation: Scientific Interactions
  • TEST on THURSDAY

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Organizing Embryos
  • TEST ON THURSDAY

Grade 5:

  • We were faced with the challenge: The Four Spheres of the Earth
      • working in a group we were faced with an engineering challenging to design a diorama (using widgets)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Grade 7:

We answered 7 Plickers questions

We completed the activity: Predicting Predation (owl pellets)

Homework: Post Activity Questions?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We began our new scope: Earth's Systems
  • We completed the APK and the Hook
  • We answered 2 Plickers questions

Grade 6:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Levels of Organization
  • Test- Thursday, Feb 14
  • Abstract due Feb 19

Grade 8:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We began the activity: Observing Plant Embryos
  • Test- Thursday, Feb 14
  • Abstract due Feb 19

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We drew the Graphic Organizer for the new scope: Predation in Ecosystems
  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the APK, the Hook and Activity: Matching Symbiotic Buddies
  • Homework: Reading Science

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We discussed criteria for a good Abstract, rough draft due Tue. Feb 19 - we will type final in class
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We watched Brain Pop videos: Digestive System and Respiratory System and took Socrative quizzes

Grade 8

  • We discussed criteria for a good Abstract, rough draft due Tue. Feb 19 - we will type final in class
  • We answered Plickers questions
  • We completed Activity: Modeling Development Homologies , we took a gallery walk and critiqued other groups' models
  • Homework: answer 3 questions from SMARTboard

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: Transfer of Matter
  • Homework: read pages 55-61 in the Stemscopedia book (be ready for Plickers questions)

Monday, February 4, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on the scopes: Competition in Ecosystems and Organism Interactions in Ecosystems
  • We drew the Graphic Organizer for the new scope: Predation in Ecosystems
  • Homework: read Stemscopedia, be ready for Plickers questions

Grade 5:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We filled in our Graphic Organizer
  • We explored Stemscope assignments (available at home)
  • We completed the Independent Practice handout

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Got Energy (Sun, plants, rabbits and wolves)

Grade 6:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We discussed our Data and Conclusion
  • We completed the Hook: Which Came First...The Organ or the Organism?
  • Science Fair Further Research due on Tuesday

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on the scope: The Fossil Record
  • We drew our new Graphic Organizer for the scope: Embryonic Development
  • We watched a video : From Embryo to Chick
  • We put 21 pictures of a developing chick in chronological order
  • Homework: Reading Science
  • Science Fair Research due Tuesday


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Competition Concentration
  • Homework: complete the Post activity questions (from SMARTboard)
  • TEST ON MONDAY!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Name that System, answering questions in our journal as we traveled through the 10 stations
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We investigated the virtual lab: No Bone About It
  • We completed a CER on our investigation and took a gallery walk

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We gave our group presentations on Unbalanced Energy
  • We wrote a CER regarding Unbalanced Energy

Monday, January 28, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We took a gallery walk of our Invasive Species CER
  • We made our Invasive Species presentations

Grade 5:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We worked on our Too Much Energy/Too Little Energy Presentation
  • Homework: Reading Science packet

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We researched the effects of too much and not enough energy in the human body

Grade 6:

  • We took the test on the scope: The Anatomy of a Cell
  • Homework: read Stemscopedia for the scope: Human Bodies & Systems

Grade 8:

  • We completed the activity: The Dating Game
  • Homework: complete the timeline and write a CER


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We researched an invasive species and completed a CER
  • We will present our findings on Monday

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We turned in Data/Conclusion
  • We discussed Further Research (due Feb 5)
  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Plant vs Animal Cells
  • Homework: answer the Post Activity questions
  • TEST on THURSDAY

Grade 8:

  • We turned in Data/Conclusion
  • We discussed Further Research (due Feb 5)
  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Forming Fossils
  • Homework: watch the flipped classroom video, draw 3 atoms (as directed) on a separate piece of paper

Grade 5:

  • We looked at our tests
  • We completed the APK and Hook for our new scope: Energy Transfer


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: Matter Cycles
  • Read Stemscopedia for the next scope: Energy Transfer

Grade 6:

  • We discussed Science Fair Data and Conclusion
  • checklists were handed out to meet the criteria

Grade 8:

  • We completed the Activity: Million of Years
  • Homework: complete the activity, draw a timeline, insert extinct animals and why they became extinct, answer 3 questions
  • Homework: Reading Science

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We drew our newest Graphic Organizer- Competition in Ecosystems
  • We completed the APK (looked at pictures of 3 different ecosystems)
  • We completed the Hook- Looked at picture of Zebra and lion and sharks and school of fish
  • We completed the Activity: Ecosystems Events and Relationships
  • Homework: answer questions 5, 6 and 7 from the activity (available on Stemscope, btw- #7 is a CER
  • Homework: Reading Science


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We answered Plicker questions
  • We watched a Brainpop about Cell structures and took a Socrative quiz
  • We completed the activity: Designing a System
  • Homework: answer 4 questions from SMARTboard about your "factory" and how it compares to a cell
  • REMINDER: SCIENCE FAIR BACKBOARDS FOR SALE $4.00 DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on the scope: Mutations
  • We discussed Data and Conclusion expectations ( due next Tuesday)
  • We completed the Hook: Story in a Sandwich
  • REMINDER: SCIENCE FAIR BACKBOARDS FOR SALE $4.00 DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

Grade 5:

  • We answered 5 Plicker questions
  • We filled in our graphic organizer
  • We explored Stemscope to prepare for the TEST on THURSDAY
  • Homework: Reading Science packet - answer the 5 multiple choice questions


Monday, January 14, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on the scope: Matter and Energy in Food Webs
  • We complete the APKJ and Hook for the new scope: Organisms in Ecosystems
  • We completed the Activity: Ecosystem Interactions
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia
  • Homework: answer questions regarding your ecosystems and the 4 scenarios

Grade 5:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We finished our "worm" activity and wrote a CER
  • Homework: Reading Science and answer multiple choice

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed our research/ engineering project: Compost Proposal

Grade 6:

  • no class due to Retreat

Grade 8:

  • We drew our posters for the Beneficial/Neutral/Harmful mutation for our zoo animal
  • TEST on TUESDAY

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We continued work on our 3-D Energy and Matter Pyramid
  • TEST on Monday!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We drew our new graphic organizer for the scope: Anatomy of a Cell
  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • We completed Activity 1: Functions of a Cell
  • We explored iCell on our iPads

Grade 8:

  • We answered 8 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Modeling Mutations
  • Homework: We were assigned a zoo animal to research at home

Grade 5:

  • We observed our "worm" activity
  • We answered 3 Plicerks questions
  • We were assigned a composting engineering problem - we will complete our "proposal" in Thursday in class

Monday, January 7, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We were assigned an engineering project: Energy & Matter Pyramid
    • each group researched a different ecosystem
  • Homework: complete Terrarium manual, bring terrarium on Wednesday
    • print pictures of ecosystem animals, if desired

Grade 5:

  • We observed our Decomposition Race (worms vs no worms)
  • We completed the APK and Hook for the scope: Matter Cycles



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Food Webs (under the direction of Phillip and Gavin)
  • We watched the Flipped Video sent to us by Mrs. Wicht via email
  • Homework: completed the Energy Pyramid assigned on the video- IT'S DUE JAN 7th DON'T FORGET!!!!!
  • Terrarium and booklet due January 9th

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We gave our group presentations about scientists pivotal in the Cell Theory
  • We watched the pre-school dress rehearsal

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on the scope: Genes and Gene Mutations
  • We drew our new Graphic Organizer for the scope: Mutations
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • We completed activity1: Rearranging Proteins
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: Ecosystems
  • We observed our decomposition activity

Monday, December 17, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on the scope: Energy Flow in Organisms
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • Homework: answer the Hook post activity questions and Reading Science B

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We observed our worms
  • We gave our Burmese Python reports

Grade 6:

  • We took the test on the scope: What are Cells?
  • Homework: draw the new graphic organizer
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia (be ready for Plickers next week)

Grade 8:

  • We researched Sickle Cell Anemia and wrote a newspaper article for a specific audience
  • TEST ON TUESDAY!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 7 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Calorie Counter
  • We wrote a CER together
  • We investigated a new style of review for the test
  • TEST ON MONDAY!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We reviewed the four activities from this scope and what we learned from each
  • We researched a scientist and what he/she contributed to the cell theory
  • TEST on THURSDAY!!

Grade 8:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Fruit Fly Mutations

Grade 5:

  • We observed our apples/worms
  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We worked on our group presentation of the Burmese Python Challenge
  • Presentations will be given on Thursday

Monday, December 10, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 12 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Cellular Respiration
  • Homework- fill in the Graphic Organizer in your journal

Grade 5:

  • We observed our worms and apples
  • We began our Research Project: The Burmese Python Challenge

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We set up the activity: Decomposition Race

Grade 6:

  • We turned in our Hypothesis
  • We completed Part 1 of the activity: Research Cell Theory
  • Homework: Science Fair Experimental Design due December 11th

Grade 8:

  • Hypothesis was collected
  • No class due to Christmas Musical dress rehearsal
  • Homework: Science Fair Experimental Design due December 11th

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • We completed the activity: Where does it come from? - a memory type game
  • Homework: answer the 5 questions (#10) from the activity in your journal

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We discussed in great detail how to complete the Experimental Design handout
  • ALERT: MATERIALS LIST SHOULD BE INCLUDED!!!
  • We completed the activity Virus vs Bacteria available on Stemscope
  • Homework: Hypothesis due Thursday, Venn Diagram of Virus and Bacteria due Thursday (in journal) Background Research due December 11

Grade 8:

  • We presented our Protein and Gene slideshows
  • We discussed in great detail how to complete the Experimental Design handout (due December 11th)

Grade 5:

  • We watched two Brainpop videos (Ecosystems and Food Chains)
  • We wrote a CER together for the activity: What Do I Need?

Monday, December 3, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on Intro to Photosynthesis
  • We built our terrariums. They are due January 9, 2019
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: What Do I Need?
  • Homework: answer the three questions at the bottom of the page (in journal)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We reviewed Basic needs and Food webs and tool notes in our journals
  • We completed the APK and Hook (elephants)
  • No homework

Grade 6:

  • We answered 4 Plicker questions
  • We completed the activity: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
  • We watched BrainPop: Cells and took a Socrative quiz
  • We completed the activity: Domains
  • Homework: Science Fair Background Research due Tuesday, 12/4/18; Hypothesis due 12/6/18

Grade 8:

  • We successfully completed the Run, Hide, Defend drill
  • We continued our research project and emailed our slide show to Mrs. WIcht by 12:20
  • Homework: Science Fair Background Research due Tuesday, 12/4/18; Hypothesis due 12/6/18

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We researched the Engineering Project: Build a Terrarium
  • Homework: TEST on MONDAY; bring a jar for the terrarium (1,000ml volume) on MONDAY

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We answered some Plickers questions
  • We discussed how to write a good hypothesis (due Dec 6)
  • We started the Activity: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
  • Homework- Science Fair Background Research due Dec 4th

Grade 8:

  • We answered some Plickers questions
  • We discussed how to write a good hypothesis (due Dec 6)
  • We completed the Activity: Chromosomes and Genes with pipe cleaners and beads
  • We began the research activity: Genes and Proteins - slide show due Dec 4th

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on Matter and Energy in Plants
  • We set up our 2nd Trimester Journal with Table of Contents, Glossary and Plicker Pocket
  • We read the new Stemscopedia (pages 35-40 in the green book)
  • Homework: Read Stemscopedia- be ready for Plicker questions

Monday, November 26, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 6 Plickers questions
  • We completed an activity about Photosynthesis
  • Each student needs a jar by next Monday to build a terrarium

Grade 5:

  • We completed our Graphic Organizer
  • We explored "assignments" on Stemscopes to help review for the test
  • We watched a BrainPop video about photosynthesis and completed a worksheet while watching it
  • TEST TOMORROW!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We answered 5 Plicker questions
  • We continued looking at slides under the microscope to determine which were cells and which were not.
  • We wrote a CER together about the activity
  • HOMEWORK: SCIENCE FAIR BACKGROUND RESEARCH DUE ON TUESDAY, 12-4-2018

GRADE 8:

  • We practiced the Run, Hide Defend Drill
  • HOMEWORK: SCIENCE FAIR BACKGROUND RESEARCH DUE ON TUESDAY, 12-4-2018


Monday, November 19, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We took the test on Modeling Conservation of Matter
  • We set up our 2nd Trimester Journal (Plicker pocket, Table of Contents, Glossary)
  • We drew our new Graphic Organizer for the new scope- Intro to Photosynthesis
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • Homework: Reading Science due November 26th

Grade 5:

  • We completed our activity: Plants Without Soil
  • We wrote a CER
  • We answered 1 Plicker question
  • TEST on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Grade 5: no class due to SPARCCLS assembly

Grade 6:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions
  • We looked at slides under the microscope to determine which had cells and which did not.
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 8:

  • We continued with our Balloon Car presentations
  • We answered 5 Plicker questions
  • We completed the APK
  • We completed Activity #1: Chromosomes and Genes (available on Stemscope)
  • Homework: Reading Science


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 5 Plicker questions
  • We watched/listened to an ed.ted.com about conservation of mass (link available through Mrs. Wicht's email)
  • We investigated balancing chemical equations with Phet.colorado.edu (also available on Stemscope)
  • TEST on MONDAY, November 19, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We took the test on the scope: Energy Transfer Optimization
  • We prepared our 2nd Trimester journals (Table of Contents, Glossary, Plicker Pocket
  • Our new scope is: What are Cells?
  • We completed the APK and Hook by discussing: Organisms, Structures, Cells and Organelle
  • Homework- read Stemscopedia be ready for Plicker questions

Grade 8: no class due to play at SFHS

Grade 5:

  • We observed our seeds
  • We presented our Arctic Plants to the class
  • TEST on Tuesday, November 27th

Thursday, November 8, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We took observations of our seeds
  • We answered 2 Plicker questions
  • We created our Arctic plant - presentations on Tuesday

Grade 6:

  • We answered 5 Plicker questions
  • We completed Activity 2: Convection & Radiation by looking at a lava lamp and a radiometer
  • TEST ON TUESDAY!!!

Grade 8:

  • We took the test on Changes in Motion, Force & Direction
  • Two groups presented their Balloon Car presentations, the rest will present on Tuesday
  • Homework: Read the new Stemscopedia - Genes and Gene Mutations

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Grade 7:

We answered 5 Plicker questions

We gave our "Speed Reaction" presentations - may the best air bag win!

TEST on Monday, November 19th


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We observed our seeds
  • We researched arctic plants and made a materials list to "build" a successful arctic plant

Grade 6:

  • We completed the Hook for the new scope: Energy Transfer Optimization (holding an ice cube)
  • We completed the activity: Heat Transfer
  • Homework: Reading Science, also answer questions on handout

Grade 8:

  • We worked on our Balloon Car Presentations, manuals and posters
  • TEST on THURSDAY!! followed by presentations

Monday, November 5, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We created an airbag and a presentation to "sell" our product
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We answered 1 Plicker question
  • We "planted" seeds in the activity "Plants without Soil"


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Grades 5 and 6- no class due to All Saints Day Mass

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plicker questions
  • We began the Project Based Learning activity- Balloon Car
  • Prototype, booklet and Poster must be completed by Tuesday, November 6th

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We completed the APK (text messages in journal) and Hook (glowsticks)
  • We completed Activity: Keeping the Balance
  • No homework

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We took the test on the scope: Energy Transfer in Motion
  • We discussed the requirements for Background Research (13 index cards) - DUE December 4, 2018

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We discussed the requirements for Background Research (13 index cards) - DUE December 4, 2018
  • We completed the activity: Relationships between Force, Mass & Acceleration
  • Homework: complete 2 graphs, 2 general statements, 2 claims within one CER

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Hook
  • We watched the BrainPop video - Seed Plants and took a corresponding quiz
  • no homework


Monday, October 29, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We discussed signs of chemical reactions and biosynthetic substances
  • We took the test on : Characteristics of Chemical Reactions

Grade 5:

  • We wrote our new phenomenon: How do Orchids grow without soil?
  • We completed the APK - Plant Structures
  • We watched the BrainPop video- Plant Growth

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We took the test on the scope: Mixtures
  • Homework: read pages 28 - 33 in the green Stemscopedia

Grade 6:

  • We learned how to email ourselves
  • We completed the Activity: Penny Hockey and Marble Bowling
  • TEST on Tuesday!
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due on Tuesday! - needs parent signature

Grade 8:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the activity: Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
  • Homework: write a CER for Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
  • Science Fair Statement of Problem due on Tuesday! - needs parent signature


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed 11 stations to determine if the change was physical or chemical
  • Homework: complete your chart and answer the 6 questions on the handout

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Grade 6:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We completed the Activity: Demolition Day
  • Homework: complete the Reasoning portion of the CER; answer Post activity questions from SMARTboard (you emailed them to yourself)

Grade 8:

  • We answered 3 Plickers questions
  • We completed the APK and Hook
  • Homework: Reading Science B

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We filled in our Graphic Organizers
  • We explored Stemscopes on the iPads
  • We read Stemscopedia
  • TEST on THURSDAY!!


Monday, October 22, 2018

Grade 7:

  • We answered 4 Plickers questions (after reading Stemscopedia)
  • We completed the APK (two Chemical reaction scenarios)
  • We completed the Hook: Invisible Ink
  • We completed the Activity: How It Changes
  • Homework: answer the questions a,b,c,d,e,f following the Activity
  • Homework: Reading Science

Grade 5:

  • We answered 2 Plickers questions
  • We wrote a CER together for the Activity- What's My Weight?
  • We watched a Brainpop video: Property Changes and took a quiz based on the video


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Grade 5:

  • We completed the Scientific Investigation- What's My Weight?
  • Homework: completed page two of this activity (taped into journal)
    • this includes a double bar graph with key and title AND
    • answer two questions

Grade 6:

  • We wrote the Scientific Investigation - Demolition Day into our journal up to the Data Table
  • Homework: make sure you have the data table completed and you are ready to go on Tuesday!

Grade 8:

  • We answered 5 Plickers questions
  • We took the test on the scope: Newton's 3rd Law
  • Homework: read Stemscopedia for the new scope- Changes in Motion, Force & Direction


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