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, May 28, 2020

Grade 7:

Complete Lesson 1.5 Activity 3 HAND IN through Amplify

Answer question #7 on Google Classroom

Complete Lesson 1.5 Activity 4 HAND IN through Amplify


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Grade 6:

  • TEST TODAY AT 11:30 - set your alarm! Chapter 4 Lesson 4.4

Grade 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up for Lesson 1.5 (Activity 1)
  • Watch the video attached to Google Classroom
  • Complete the Modeling Tool Lesson 1.5.2 HAND IN through Amplify


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete the Reasoning Tool on page 107 (or online)
  • Complete the Homework: Writing a Scientific Argument on page 108 HAND IN through Amplify
  • TEST on Wednesday at 11:30

Grade 7:

  • Complete Lesson 1.4 Activity 3 HAND IN through Amplify
  • Answer the Discussion Questions on Google Classroom
  • Complete the Homework: Lesson 1.4 Activity 4 HAND IN through Amplify

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Warm Up pg 102 HAND IN through Amplify

If your last name is between (and including) Antony and Chen complete page 103

If your last name is between (and including) Esparza and Juul complete page 104

If your last name is between (and including) Kwon and Scott complete page 105

If your last name is between (and including) Semaan and Zins complete page 106

Upload your page to Google Classroom. Be prepared to share it on Tuesday with classmates.

Grade 7:

Choose one of the four ESM cards attached to Google Classroom and complete the Warm Up (Lesson 1.4 Activity 1) HAND IN through Amplify

Talk to a friend that researched a different ESM card and complete Part 2

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom, complete Activity 2 and HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the second video attached to Google Classroom, annotate paragraphs 3 and 4 of the article “Sunlight and Life” and try to find the answer to the Investigation Question: Where do the ESMs in an ecosystem come from?

Grade 8:

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom. You will be sent an email assigning you a body structure.

Follow the directions in Lesson 1.4 Activity 3 and HAND IN through Amplify

Compete Activity 4 and HAND IN through Amplify

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Activity on pages 97, 98 and 99 HAND IN through Amplify (Choose either Mission 1 or Mission 2)

Read and annotate the article: Deep Ocean Currents: Driven by Density. Answer the two corresponding questions. HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 7:

Complete the Warm Up for Lesson 1.3 HAND IN through Amplify

Read and annotate the article: Sunlight and Life HAND IN through Amplify (access the reading in activity 3, page 3)

Read and annotate the article: What is Carbon? Answer the corresponding questions and HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Complete the Warm Up Lesson 1.4 HAND IN through Amplify

Follow the directions for Activity 2: Reading: How You Are Like a Blue Whale. Answer the questions and HAND IN through Amplify

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Warm Up on page 95 HAND IN through Amplify

Complete Activity 2: Modeling Ocean Currents Near Christchurch- HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 7:

Complete Activity 3: Introducing the Sim HAND IN through Amplify

The video on Google Classroom highlights the key features of the Sim

Grade 8:

Complete the Warm Up (Lesson 1.3.1) HAND IN through Amplify

Read and Annotate the article: How You Are Like a Blue Whale (access through Activity 3)

Complete Activity 5: Exploring the Evolutionary History Simulation HAND IN through Amplify


Monday, May 18, 2020

Grade 6:

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom

Complete pages 88, 89, 90 and 91

On page 91 include evidence from the Gulf Stream article and the Currents Tank investigation

Complete the Homework on page 92; turn the Modeling Tool in through Amplify, answer the question on Google Docs and attach to the Google Classroom assignment

Complete the Homework on page 93- read one of the articles and answer 2 questions

Grade 7:

We are starting our LAST book!

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom (Living in a Biosphere)

Complete the Warm Up Lesson 1.2.1 (page 6) HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom: Introducing the Biodome

Complete Activity 2: Examining the Biodome Files; rean and annotate at least one of the files and answer the question HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Print cards attached to Google Classroom for easy accessibility

Watch the video: Finding Similarities Between Species; perform your card sort- be prepared to share your groupings and Claim selection tomorrow in Zoom

Read the message from Andre Mosley (Lesson 1.2.3)

Read, annotate and answer the question for the reading “The Cat That Wasn’t a Cat at All”


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Grade 6:

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom

Complete the Warm question on page 86 HAND IN through Amplify

Re-read paragraphs 4 and 5 of the article “The Gulf Stream: A Current That Helped Win a War” answer the question and HAND IN through Amplify (page 87 in the notebook)

Grade 7:

Set your alarm for 11:30. You will have one hour to complete the Test.

Chapter 4 Lesson 4.4

Grade 8:

We are starting our LAST book!

Complete the Warm Up Lesson 1.2.1 (page 6 if you want to print out the notebook pages)

Watch the video in Digital Resources “The Mystery Fossil in the Museum”

Watch the video attached below

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Grade 6:

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom

Complete the Warm Up on Page 82 HAND IN through Amplify

Read and annotate “Gulf Stream” (go to Activity 4, page 3, to access the reading)

Complete Activity 5 – Homework pg 84, using the Sim HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 7:

Complete page 94- Writing Final Arguments and HAND IN through Amplify- this is a CER- do your best work- this counts in the QUIZ category on Power School

Carefully follow the directions on page 96 (complete the Modeling Tool that supports your argument- either page 97 or 98) take a picture and upload to Google Classroom

Grade 8:

Set your alarm for 11:30. You will have one hour to complete the Test.

Chapter 4 Lesson 4.4

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Grade 6:

We shared out findings with the two other groups in Break Out Rooms

Post something you learned from page 69 (green group), page 73 (purple group), page77 (blue group)

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom

Grade 7:

Complete the Warm Up on page 92 HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the videos attached to Google Classroom – follow the directions, annotating and analyzing evidence

Evidence cards attached to Google Classroom and on pages 69 and 70 in your notebook

Grade 8:

We shared Write and Shares in Breakout Rooms

Complete page 114 HAND IN through Amplify

Label Histogram 3 on page 115, take a picture of only Histogram 3 and upload to Google Classroom

Complete page 116 HAND IN through Amplify

End of Unit Assessment tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11:30, set your alarm. You will have 1 hour.

REMEMBER ACADEMIC INTEGRITY!


Monday, May 11, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete your assigned pages (you received an email alerting you to your color group)

Green- 66 – 69

Purple 70- 73

Blue 74- 77

Whatever you don’t finish in the Break Out room you must finish for homework

HAND IN through Amplify

There is a video on Google Classroom that may help the green and purple groups

Grade 7:

Student numbers 1-12 complete Write and Share #1

Student numbers 13-26 complete Write and Share #2

Student numbers 27-36 complete Write and Share #3

Write and Shares are available on Google Classroom

Be prepared to share your Write and Share with other students on Tuesday

Read, annotate and answer the questions for the article “The Ant and the Acacia” HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Complete the Warm Up on page 109 HAND IN through Amplify

Student numbers 1-10 complete page 111 and upload to Google Classroom

Student numbers 11-20 complete page 112 and upload to Google Classroom

Student numbers 21-31 complete page 113 and upload to Google Classroom

Be prepared to share your page on Tuesday

Friday: May 8, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Find the email sent to you.
  • Green group read the introduction and "Peru's Rainforests" from the article set "The Climates of Peru"
    • preview pages 66-69 (pencil in answers)
  • Purple group read the introduction and "Peru's Cool Coastal Deserts" from the article set "The Climates of Peru"
    • preview pages 70-73 (pencil in answers)
  • Blue group read the introduction and "Peru's Bountiful Ocean" from the article set "The Climates of Peru"
    • preview pages 74-77 (pencil in answers)


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Grade 6:

Today we will take the Critical Juncture Assessment.

This does not count on your grade.

Set your alarm for 11:30. You will have 1 hour to complete the assessment.

Grade 7:

Complete the Warm Up on page 86 HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom, then complete pages 87 and 88 in the Sim ad HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Complete pages 103 – 105 “Investigating Mutant Fur Traits in the Sim” HAND IN through Amplify

Complete the Reflection on page 106 HAND IN through Amplify

Read, annotate and answer the questions for the article “How to Make a Venomous Cabbage”

Complete the “Responding to Sherman”


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Warm Up on pages 56 and 57 HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the video on Google Classroom, play the game if you have the materials at home, or just answer the questions on page 59 from watching the video. HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 7:

Complete the Warm Up on page 79 HAND IN through Amplify

Follow the directions on page 80 and re-read the first three paragraphs of the last section of the article “Competition for Food.” Answer the question (on page 80) and HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Complete the Warm Up on page 101 HAND IN through Amplify

Re-read the Chapter you read in the article “Mutations: Not just for Superheroes” and answer the questions on page 102 HAND IN through Amplify

As you read consider- Was there a change in the trait distribution?

Whatever caused the change = the cause

The change = the effect


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Warm Up on pages 56 and 57 HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the video on Google Classroom, play the game if you have the materials at home, or just answer the questions on page 59 from watching the video. HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 7:

Complete the Warm Up on page 79 HAND IN through Amplify

Follow the directions on page 80 and re-read the first three paragraphs of the last section of the article “Competition for Food.” Answer the question (on page 80) and HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Complete the Warm Up on page 96 HAND IN through Amplify

Read the message from Dr. Young attached to Google Classroom

Read and annotate the article “Mutations: Not just for Superheroes” Read the introduction then choose Chapter 2, 3 or 4 HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom, it explains the HW

Complete the Homework (pages 98 and 99) HAND IN through Amplify


Monday, May 4, 2020 (Stars War Day)

Grade 6:

  • Watch the video "What is the Great Garbage Patch?" in our Digital Resources
  • Complete pages 51, 52 and 53 (two different activities) HAND IN through Amplify
  • Complete page 54- using the Sim- HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 76 HAND IN through Amplify
  • Read, annotate and HAND IN the article "Jelly Population Explosion"

Grade 8:

  • You were sent an email assigning you to a color group. Complete the pages according to your color group:
  • Green- 76-81
  • Purple- 82-87
  • Blue- 88-91


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Warm Up on page 48, 49 HAND IN through Amplify

Use the data (pictures) attached to Google Classroom to complete page 50 HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 7:

Correct your page 66 with the Answer Key attached to Google Classroom

Watch the first video attached to Google Classroom

Annotate your evidence cards (found on pages 69 and 70)

Watch the second video attached to Google Classroom

Follow the directions on page 68, write your argument and HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Log in at 11:30 to Lesson 2.5 to take the Critical Juncture Assessment. Complete the multiple choice and both written response questions. You will have 1 hour.

THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR SCIENCE GRADE

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Activity on pages 43, 44 and 45 HAND IN through Amplify

Refer to color map attached to Google Classroom to help you

Complete pg 46 submit the picture through Amplify, answer the question on Google Classroom

Grade 7:

Compete the Warm Up on page 62 (DO NOT hand in)

Watch the Intro Modeling the Jelly Ecosystem video to help…

Complete pages 64 and 66 (DO NOT hand in – answer key forthcoming)

Grade 8:

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom and the histograms on page 71 to help fill out the Reasoning Tool on page 70

Complete page 72- use the evidence stated in the Reasoning Tool, make a convincing argument (use scientific language from the word bank, use key concepts from page 74) HAND IN through Amplify THIS COUNTS AS A QUIZ- DO YOUR BEST WORK!

Tomorrow we will take the Critical Juncture Assessment at 11:30- set your alarm, you will have 1 hour.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the Warm Up on page 42- HAND IN through Amplify

Watch the video attached to Google Classroom, then re-read and annotate paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of the article “The Ocean in Motion”

Grade 7:

During our Zoom we will complete the Purple Population Puzzle

During the Zoom meeting we will share our Population Puzzle with someone else

Grade 8:

Complete the Warm Up on page 66 and 67 (you have a color version on Amplify) HAND IN through Amplify

Re-read the section “How Adaptive Traits Spread” in the “Deadly Dare” article

Answer the questions on page 68 and 69 HAND IN through Amplify

Check the Revised Claims attached to Google Classroom


Monday, April 27, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete Warm Up pages 37, 38 HAND IN through Amplify
  • Read and annotate the article: The Ocean in Motion
  • Complete page 40 take a picture and submit to Google Classroom
  • Read and annotate "Meet a Scientist Who Studies Underwater Currents", answer the two questions on Amplify
  • Watch the video in Digital Resources "NASA's Perpetual Ocean

Grade 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 54 HAND IN through Amplify
  • Complete your color group's pages and HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

  • Complete the Warm Up on pages 61 and 62 HAND IN through Amplify
  • Read and annotate the article "The Deadly Dare"
  • Read and annotate the article "Wallace and Darwin" answer the question following. HAND IN though Amplify


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Grade 6:

We shared our “Write and Shares” in the Zoom meeting

Complete pages 30 and 31

Talk to a friend, can you eliminate a claim on page 32

Submit your page 32 to Google Classroom

Grade 7:

During the Zoom meeting we discussed our “Write and Shares”

Set your alarm for 11:30 today we will take the CRITICAL JUNCTURE ASSESSMENT

Grade 8:

Complete page 56 and 57 HAND IN through Amplify

Complete page 58, take a picture and hand in through Google Classroom


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Grade 6:

Complete the warm Up on page 26 HAND IN through Amplify

If your class number is odd complete page 27

If your class number is even complete page 28

We will share these tomorrow in our Zoom meeting

Grade 7:

If your student Number is between 1 and 12, read and complete the Write and Share #1 (found on Google Classroom)

If your student Number is between 13 and 24, read and complete the Write and Share #2 (found on Google Classroom)

If your student Number is between 25 and 36, read and complete the Write and Share #3 (found on Google Classroom)

Upload your answer to Google Classroom

We will discuss the Write and Share in the Zoom meeting tomorrow.

Complete the Homework on pages 51 and 52, HAND IN through Amplify

Grade 8:

Today we will compile our data from page 54

We will discuss the questions on page 55 (in the Zoom meeting)

Answer the Claim question on page 55 (check a box) and HAND IN through Amplify


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete pg 23 on Amplify
  • Answer the question on page 20 submit on Google Classroom
  • Watch instructional video on Google Classroom before completing the homework on page 24, then HAND IN on Amplify

Grade 7:

  • Complete the activity on pages 48 and 49. HAND IN on Amplify

Grade 8:

  • Complete the chart on the bottom of page 54. Be prepared to share results in the Zoom meeting on Wednesday.


Monday, April 20, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Compete Warm pg 20 on Amplify
  • Complete question on page 20 on Google Classroom
  • Complete page 22 on Amplify (color maps are available on Amplify)
  • Watch video attached to Google Classroom- Global Air Temperature Anomalies

Grade 7:

  • Complete pg 44, 45 on Amplify

Grade 8:

  • Complete Warm Up on page 53 on Amplify
  • Watch video attached to Google Classroom



Thursday, April 9, 2020 ALL WORK DUE AT 8:00 TONIGHT

HAPPY EASTER!!

Grade 6:

  • Complete pages 16 and 17 HAND IN online (you can work with a friend if you like) Use evidence from the Sim and Heating Experiment
  • Complete page 18 HAND IN online

Grade 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 39 HAND IN online
  • Use the Sim to complete pages 41 and 42 HAND IN online

Grade 8:

  • Read and annotate the article "Glowing Jellies" Lesson 2.1 HAND IN online
  • Complete the Reflection on page 51 HAND IN online


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete page 11 HAND IN online
  • Complete page 13 HAND IN online (use data from pictures in Google Classroom)
  • Complete page 14 and 15 HAND IN online

Grade 7:

  • Complete the Question on page 35 HAND IN online
  • Take a picture of completed page 36 upload to Google Classroom
  • Complete page 37 HAND IN online

Grade 8:

  • Take a picture of your completed Student Data Sheet and upload to Google Classroom


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete page 8 HAND IN online
  • Follow directions on page 9- read the introduction about El Nino and then choose one of the three articles -read, annotate and answer the question on page 9 HAND IN online

Grade 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 33 HAND IN online
  • Watch the Intro video attached to Google Classroom
  • Watch the Yeast Experiment Set up video attached to Google Classroom

Grade 8:

  • Complete the Warm Up on pages 44 and 45 HAND IN online
  • Complete pages 46 and 47 HAND IN online
  • Page 48 you will have to talk to a friend in order to answer question #2. Complete in Google Classroom

Monday, April 6, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete page 6 Warm Up HAND IN online
  • Watch the video Chasing El Nino in your DIGITAL RESOURCES ( click on Lesson Brief)
  • Watch Mrs. Wicht's video attached to Google Classroom Stream
  • Take the poll on page 7 HAND IN online

Grade 7:

  • Review the Claims attached to Google Classroom Stream
  • Read and annotate "Reproduction and Energy"
  • Choose one of the following articles (sockeye salmon, emperor penguins, etc.) and annotate HAND IN online

Grade 8:

  • Complete page 38, take a picture and upload to Google Classroom
  • Complete page 39 HAND IN online (through Amplify)
  • Read, annotate, and answer questions for the reading "Meet a Scientist Who Studies Variation in Monkey Populations"


Friday, March 3, 2020

Today everyone is faced with the P.E. challenge!

Remember if you send me a picture (NO VIDEOS PLEASE) of you performing the challenge, you will earn bonus points in P.E.

Two bonus points if you are wearing your PE uniform!

Three bonus points if you are exercising with a family member!

Check Google Classroom for details.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Today we took the Pre-Test for our new unit: Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate Lesson 1.1


Grade 7:

  • Watch the video: Using the Modeling Tool
  • Complete pages 21 and 22 (there is more than one correct answer), take a picture of completed page 22 and email to me
  • Complete pages 23 and 24, take a picture of completed page 24 and email to me
  • Watch the attached video about Claim 1 and Claim 2


Grade 8:

  • Complete the Warm Up page 34 HAND IN online
  • If your class # is odd Complete Write and Share Student #1 (page 35) try to use all of the words in the word bank
  • If your class # is even Complete Write and Share Student #2 (page 36) try to use all of the words in the word bank
  • Connect with a classmate that completed the "other" Write and Share- educate each other
  • Answer key to page 37 will arrive on Monday


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We will take the TEST TODAY AT FROM 11:30 - 12:30

GRADE 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 18 submit through Amplify
  • Read and understand pages 19 an 20. Be prepared with an answer to the question: "Which sample represents more of the whole population?" Jot your thoughts down on page 19

Grade 8:

  • Complete the Water Shortage Prediction on page 30, 31- take a picture and email it to me
  • Complete page 32 HAND IN online


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Grade 6:

  • fill in the middle column of the Reasoning Tool on page 89- take a picture and email me
  • Write "Advising the Principal" pages 90 and 91 HAND IN online
  • TEST TOMORROW 11:30- 12:30 SET YOUR ALARM!!

GRADE 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up pg 11 HAND IN online
  • Complete pages 12, 13, 14 and 15 HAND IN as appropriate
  • Watch attached video
  • read, annotate and answer questions on pg 16 HAND IN online

Grade 8:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 26 HAND IN online
  • Complete pages 27, 28 and 29 (Do environment A and B before answering the question)
  • Answer all questions on 27, 28 and 29 as appropriate. HAND in online


Friday, March 27, 2020

Today everyone is faced with the P.E. challenge!

Remember if you send me a picture (NO VIDEOS PLEASE) of you performing the challenge, you will earn bonus points in P.E.

Two bonus points if you are wearing your PE uniform!

Check Google Classroom for details.


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete Warm Up pg 84 HAND IN online
  • Complete pages 85-87 in notebook (DO NOT TURN IN)
  • Answer questions on page 88 HAND IN online

Grade 7:

  • Compete Warm Up on page 6 HAND IN online
  • Watch the video attached to Google Classroom: Studying Jelly Populations
  • Complete pg 8: Exploring the Populations and Resources- HAND IN online
  • Follow the directions on page 9- choose one chapter and annotate HAND IN online
  • Draw a diagram on the bottom of page 9- take a picture and email to me

Grade 8:

  • Complete Modeling Changes to the Distribution of Traits (pg 20, 21) take a picture of completed pg 21 and email to me
  • Complete Testing Predictions in the Sim (pg 22) HAND IN
  • Read, annotate and answer the questions for Wildlife in the Woods and two other articles HAND IN online


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete page 80- using the Sim- fill in the boxes and answer the questions ON AMPLIFY- HAND IN
  • Complete page 81 online - HAND IN
  • Complete pg 82 - read, annotate (if possible) and answer questions

Grade 7:

  • Take the Pre-Assessment for the new unit: Populations and Resources: Chapter 1 Lesson 1.1
  • Pre-test will be available from 11:30 - 12:30. Set your alarm!
  • This is not graded, follow academic integrity guidelines (do not look for help elsewhere)

Grade 8:

  • Complete the Warm up on pg 18 (Lesson 1.4 Activity1)- HAND IN online
  • Complete Observing Fur Traits and Temperature in the Sim - pg 19 (Lesson 1.4.2)- answer questions online HAND IN


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 77 - HAND IN online
  • Watch the two videos attached to Google Classroom- Part 1 then Part 2
  • By using the Sim, complete pages 78 and 79 through Amplify- HAND IN online

Grade 7:

  • We will take the Unit-End-Assessment from 11:30- 12:30
  • Lesson 4.4

Grade 8:

  • Complete page 14 - HAND IN online
  • Complete page 15- I will send you an answer key tomorrow (Wednesday) to check your answers
  • Complete page 16- HAND IN online


Monday, March 23, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete pages 73, 74 HAND IN online
  • Add to the Post on Google Classroom (Classwork)
  • Complete page 75 HAND IN online

Grade 7:

  • Complete pg 100 and 101- send me a picture of your finished pg 101. BE NEAT, USE THE CORRECT COLORS, MAKE A KEY, describe the middle box using words.
  • Write an argument on pg 102. Start with a claim (choose one from pg 102), use evidence (perhaps your modeling tool?) explain (perhaps with key concepts?) Remember your audience- the people of Westfield. Use scientific language (i.e reactants and products)
  • REMEMBER TEST ON TUESDAY 11:30- 12:30.

Grade 8:

  • Complete the Warm Up on pg 12 HAND IN online
  • Complete pg 13 on the Sim (do not HAND IN)
  • Watch the video about Histograms attached to Google Classroom


Friday, March 20, 2020

Today everyone is faced with the P.E. challenge!

Remember if you send me a picture or short video of you performing the challenge, you will earn bonus points in P.E.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Grade 6:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 71 (TURN IN online)
  • Reread the 3rd paragraph of "Thermal Energy is NOT Temperature" and answer the question (found on page 72) TURN IN online

Grade 7:

  • Complete the Warm Up on page 98 (TURN IN online)
  • Complete Identifying the Other Product (page 99) TURN IN online
  • Post an answer on Google Classwork (and you can't just say "I agree with Conrad." Come up with your own answer.)
  • TEST ON TUESDAY. SITE WILL BE OPEN FROM 11:30-12:30 set your alarms to remind you!

Grade 8:

  • Complete the Reflection (pg 8) TURN IN online
  • Read, annotate and answer questions for "The Rough-Skinned Newt"
  • Read, annotate and answer questions for "Meet a Scientist Who Studies Natural Selection"


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Grade 6:

  • In Lesson 3.1 (pages 67-69) complete the following online:
    • Warm Up
    • Read, and annotate "Thermal Energy is NOT Temperature" - make sure to annotate in the curriculum. If you annotate in the Library, I cannot see your annotations.
    • Use the Sim to complete the Homework: pg 69 - TURN IN online

Grade 7:

  • In Lesson 3.3 complete the Word Relationships- write three sentences to answer the question: What happened during the chemical reaction that caused the sulfur and hydrogen chloride to form?- please email the sentences to me (remember to use the words from the word bank)
  • Complete the Homework (pg 96) TURN IN online

Grade 8:

  • In Lesson 1.2 complete and TURN IN (online) the following:
    • Warm Up (pg 6) - see attachments in Google Classroom
    • Watch the video "The Mystery of the Poisonous Newts" attached to Google Classroom
    • Complete Activity 2- Observing Traits - use Butterfly pictures attached in Google Classroom

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! and welcome to distance learning!

I wanted to share my ideas for distance learning in Science class.

1) Google Classroom

This is where I will share my introduction to the lesson. It may include:

learning objective

key concepts

investigation question

vocab

video (instructional or demo)

Question that requires a student response

2) HW Website

Just like before this will summarize what we covered and what the HW

expectations are.

3) Amplify Science

Just like before we will use

Sim

Modeling Tools

TURN IN work

take assessments

etc.

4) ZOOM- my daily office hours

Hopefully you can join me tomorrow (it's new for me too!)

Otherwise join when you have a question or want to talk to me about

anything

Grade 8 has ZOOM from 10:00- 10:30

5) You can always email me at lisa.wicht@sjcschool.org anytime you have a

question.

The pace of Science class will be much slower. I hope to cover about half of a lesson a day

Fridays will be P.E. challenge day.

Let's help each other. Don't worry, I know it's new for you, because it's new for me too!

It's all new and exciting and I'm here to help you!


Grade 6:

  • Hopefully you played 3 in a row with a parent or older sibling and reviewed some thermal energy key concepts

Grade 7:

  • Please complete Lesson 3.3 activities 1 and 2
  • Please turn both of these in.

Grade 8:

  • The Pre-test for our new unit: Natural Selection will be open from 11:00 to 12:00
    • remember this is not graded


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We took the End-of-Unit Assessment for the book: Ecosystem Restoration
  • no homework

Grade 6:

  • We took the Critical Juncture for Lesson 2.6
  • no homework

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 3.4 and took the End-of-Unit Assessment for the book: Earth, Moon and Sun
  • page 90 please complete online

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 3.1 and 3.2
  • Homework: pg 90 please complete online


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We began our creek investigation- locating "our creek" on a map and discussing point and non-point pollution

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 3.2 and 3.3
  • Homework: pg 82 please complete online
  • TEST ON THURSDAY

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.6
  • Homework- pg 78, 79 Rain Forest Restoration Plan #3 and Action Step
  • TEST ON THURSDAY


Monday, March 9, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed the Critical Juncture Assessment and Lesson 2.5
  • Homework: pg 78, Read, annotate and answer questions online

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.5
  • Homework: pg 72 (unless you finished it in class)

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.4

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.5
  • Homework: pg 54: Revisiting the Anticipation Guide- complete online

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.7 and 3.1
  • Homework:pg 71 - Modeling a Lunar Eclipse (modeling Tool activity and answer question) and pg 72- Read, annotate and answer questions PLEASE COMPLETE ALL ONLINE

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We covered Lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • Homework: pg 48 (use Sim and answer question online), pg 54 (write your argument online)


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.4
  • Homework: Family Homework- requires a parent signature
  • Homework: read, annotate and answer question pg 45- complete online
  • CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT STEAM FAIR!!

Grade 8:

  • We completed the Critical Juncture
  • No Homework!
  • CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT STEAM FAIR!!

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.3
  • Homework: pg 66 in the Notebook


Monday, March 2, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 1.6 and 2.1
  • Homework:Finish your argument on pg 32 (complete online); finish pg 41 (in notebook); Read, annotate and answer questions, pg 43 (complete online)


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.2
  • Homework: Family Homework

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.3
  • Homework: pg 38- complete online
  • Science Fair Backboard due MONDAY!!!! bring to the Science Lab before school (remember to paperclip the Abstract to the board)

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.4 and 2.5
  • Homework: Read "Gravity in the Solar System"- annotate and answer questions online
  • Homework: Advising the Astrophotographer complete online
  • Science Fair Backboard due MONDAY!!!! bring to the Science Lab before school (remember to paperclip the Abstract to the board)


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

No class due to Ash Wednesday Mass

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 2.1 and 2.2
  • Homework: work on your Science Fair Backboard

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • Homework; pg 30- read, annotate and answer questions online, pg 33- revise Modeling Moon Phases- hand in online
  • Work on your Science Fair backboard

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.1 - investigating soil

Monday, February 24, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 1.4 and 1.5
  • Homework: page 19 (re-watch video, answer question online); pg 25, 26- complete in notebook
  • Homework: Family Homework

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.7
  • Homework- page 53 in the notebook

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.6: Why Do Scientists Argue?

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 1.4
  • Homework: pg 21- please complete online
  • Science Fair Backboard due Monday, March 2 (paperclip Abstract to the backboard)

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons1.4 and 2.1
  • Homework: pg 18- Please complete online
  • Science Fair Backboard due Monday, March 2 (paperclip Abstract to the backboard)


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 1.2 and 1.3
  • Homework: Comparing Different Substances at Home, please complete online

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.5

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 1.2 and 1.3 in our new unit: Earth, Moon and Sun
  • Homework: pg 8: Read, annotate and answer 3 questions
  • Homework: Family Homework- requires a parent signature
  • Homework: pg 12: read, annotate and answer 1 questio

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We took the End-of-Unit Assessment for Phase Change
  • We took the Pre-Assessment for our new unit: Chemical Reactions


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We typed our Science Fair Abstract
  • We completed Lesson 1.3
  • Homework: page 14- read and annotate an article online and answer 2 questions

Grade 8:

  • We typed our Science Fair Abstract
  • We completed the Pre-Unit Assessment for our new Unit: Earth, Moon and Sun

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.4
  • Homework: Family HW- requires a parent signature

Monday, February 10, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 3.4 (Critical Juncture) and 3.5
  • Homework: pg 98- complete online- watch video in the Digital Resources and answer 2 reflection questions
  • TEST ON WEDNESDAY

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.3
  • Homework: page 40


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.2

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 1.2
  • Homework: Science Fair Abstract due Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 3.6 and took the Unit Assessment
  • Homework: pg 109 - (written argument) complete online
  • Homework: Science Fair Abstract due Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Grade 7:

  • no class today due to the retreat


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We took the Unit Assessment for Traits and Reproduction
  • We took the Pre-Unit-Assessment for the Unit: Thermal Energy
  • Homework: Science Fair Abstract due Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Grade 8:

  • We took the Critical Juncture Assessment and completed Lesson 3.5
  • Homework: Family Homework-requires a parent signature
  • Homework: Science Fair Abstract due Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • TEST ON THURSDAY!!!

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.1: Even Plants Need Food

Monday, February 3, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 3.2 and 3.3
  • Homework: make sure page 73 is completed (online)
  • page 74 (Reflection online),
  • page 82 (two models online)

page 83 (Written argument online)

page 84 (read, annotate and answer questions online)

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.8


Thursday, January 29, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.7

Grade 6:

  • We discussed the Science Fair Abstract - rough draft due Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • We completed Lesson 3.6
  • Homework: finish written argument on page 108 (complete online)
  • Extra Credit: page 109, 110
  • TEST on Tuesday, February 4th!!!

Grade 8:

  • We discussed the Science Fair Abstract - rough draft due Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • We completed Lessons 3.2 and 3.3
  • Homework: pg 80, 81 (check boxes and explain, read, annotate and answer question) complete online and page 87 (revisit the warm-up) complete online


Wednesday, January 28, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 2.3 and 3.1
  • Homework: pg 59: Writing a Scientific Argument, pg 66: Revisiting Initial Ideas


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 3.4 (Critical Juncture Assessment) and Lesson 3.5
  • Homework: pg 101- Read, annotate and answer 3 questions

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.5 and 3.1
  • Homework: pg 65 (write an argument) and pg 76: read, annotate and answer 2 questions

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.6


Monday, January 27, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 2.1 and 2.2
  • Homework: pg 51 (involves making TWO models and submitting online
  • Homework: pg 53: Reading "What Melts, What Burns?" annotate and answer questions online

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.5

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.4

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 3.3
  • Finish Modeling Venom Inheritance worksheet
  • Homework: pg 81, 82 (complete online)
  • Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.3 and 2.4
  • Homework: pg 47 and 56 (complete online)
  • Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 1.5 and 1.6
  • Homework: complete pg 34 and 35 (hand in your models) pg 36- complete online

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 3.1 and 3.2
  • Homework: page 67, 68 and FLIPPED VIDEO (see email sent from Mrs. WIcht)
  • Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet
  • Backboard $$ due by Thursday, January 23rd (optional)

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.1 and 2.2
  • Homework pg 36 and 40 (please complete online)
  • Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet
  • Backboard $$ due by Thursday, January 23rd (optional)

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.3


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.2 in our new unit: Ecosystem Restoration
  • Homework: pages 3,4,5 and 6
  • Homework: Family Homework- requires a parent signature

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.4
  • Homework: pg 58, 59: annotate two readings and answer questions online
  • Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet
  • Backboard $$ due by Thursday, January 23rd (optional)

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 1.3 and 1.4
  • Homework: pgs 16 and 28- complete online
  • Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet
  • Backboard $$ due by Thursday, January 23rd (optional)


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 1.3 and 1.4
  • Homework: pg 17 (complete online) pg 21 (complete in the notebook)


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • We discussed Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet
  • Homework: pg 48, 49 (read the first paragraph of "Hemophilia, Proteins, and Genes" and answer the reflection question)

Grade 8:

  • We took the Pre-Assessment for our new Unit: Light Waves
  • We completed Lesson 1.2
  • We discussed Science Fair: Further Research - due Tuesday, January 28th- details on green sheet
  • Homework: pg 10 complete in Notebook AND online

Grade 5:

  • We started our new Unit: Ecosystem Restoration


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We reviewed evidence and took the end-of-unit assessment

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 2.1
  • Homework: pg 38- requires use of the unit Sim
  • Science Fair Data (graph and chart) and Conclusion (CER plus 2 questions) due Tuesday, January 14th
  • Backboards may be ordered (if you like) from Mrs. WIcht. $4.00 cash - colors: red, blue, green, yellow, black and white

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 3.5 and took the end-of-unit assessment
  • Science Fair Data (graph and chart) and Conclusion (CER plus 2 questions) due Tuesday, January 14th
  • Backboards may be ordered (if you like) from Mrs. WIcht. $4.00 cash - colors: red, blue, green, yellow, black and white

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We took the End-of-Unit Assessment for Rock Transformations
  • We completed Lesson 1.2 of our new unit: Phase Changes
  • Homework: Family HW- requires a parent signature
  • Homework- pg 9- please complete online

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lessons 1.4 and 1.5
  • Homework pg 22 and 31
  • Science Fair Data (graph and chart) and Conclusion (CER plus 2 questions) due Tuesday, January 14th
  • Backboards may be ordered (if you like) from Mrs. WIcht. $4.00 cash - colors: red, blue, green, yellow, black and white

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 3.3
  • Homework pg 88-91 (please complete online)
  • TEST on Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Science Fair Data (graph and chart) and Conclusion (CER plus 2 questions) due Tuesday, January 14th
  • Backboards may be ordered (if you like) from Mrs. WIcht. $4.00 cash - colors: red, blue, green, yellow, black and white

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.6
  • TEST on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 3.4 and took the Pre-Test for ur new Unit: Phase Change
  • Homework: page 95- please complete online
  • TEST ON WEDNESDAY!!!

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.5
  • TEST ON THURSDAY!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.4- we investigated emulsifiers!
  • Unit Test: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Grade 6:

  • We completed Lesson 1.3
  • Science Fair Data and Conclusion due January 14 (experiment must be completed)
      • chart, graph, CER

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 3.1 and 3.2
  • Unit Test: Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Homework: pg 67 (Lesson 3.1) Please complete online and pages 78,79 (Lesson 3.2) please complete in the notebook
  • Science Fair Data and Conclusion due January 14 (experiment must be completed)
      • chart, graph, CER

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 3.2 and 3.3
  • Homework: pg 77 (Lesson 3.2) and pages 85 and 86 (Lesson 3.3) if not completed in class
  • Please complete all HW online

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We took the pre-test on our new Unit: Traits & Reproduction
  • We completed Lesson 1.2
  • Homework: Family Homework (requires a parent signature)
  • Science Fair Data and Conclusion due January 14 (experiment must be completed)
      • chart, graph, CER

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.3 and 2.4
  • Science Fair Data and Conclusion due January 14 (experiment must be completed)
      • chart, graph, CER
  • Test: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.3
  • Test: Thursday, January 9, 2020


Monday, December 16, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 2.6 and 3.1
  • Homework: Lesson 3.1- Please complete online
  • Test: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.2


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 3.1

Grade 6:

  • We completed Day 10 in the Futura Workspace

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 2.1 and 2.2
  • Homework: pg 38 and 44 Please complete online

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 2.4 and 2.5 (Critical Juncture)
  • No homework ;-)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Day 8 and 9 in the Futura Workspace
  • Our Proposals were due at the end of Science class

Grade 8:

  • We performed the Run, Hide, Defend Drill
  • We completed Lesson 1.6
  • Homework: Evaluating a Claim, please complete online

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.5
  • Homework: Family Homework due Monday, December 16th
  • Homework: questions on page 54

Monday, December 9, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 2.2 and 2.3
  • Homework: pg 46, please complete online (annotate and answer 2 questions)

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.4
  • Homework: Family Homework (requires a parent signature) due next Monday.
  • Homework: Writing Scientific Explanations of Solubility due tomorrow

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.3

Grade 6:

  • We completed Day 7 in the Futura Workspace- Outlining Design Decisions was due at the end of recess (10:45)

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lesson 1.5, and practiced the Run, Hide, Defend Drill
  • Homework: Read and annotate "Painting with Static Electricity"

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lesson 1.5 and 2.1
  • Homework: pages 28, 29, 30, the question on page 36 and page 37 all in the Notebook

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We discussed requirements for Data and Conclusion (due January 14th- note experiment must be completed by this date)
  • We completed Day 6 in the Futura Workspace
  • After Hours Work: complete the Trade-Off Reflection in the Futura Workspace (refer to page 25 if needed)

Grade 8:

  • We discussed requirements for Data and Conclusion (due January 14th- note experiment must be completed by this date)
  • We completed Lesson 1.4

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.2


Monday, December 2, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Lessons 1.3 and 1.4
  • Homework: Family Homework (requires parent signature)
    • Read and annotate Rocks on the Beach online

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 2.1

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We completed Day 5 in the Futura Workspace
  • If you were absent today, please communicate with your partner and see what you missed

Monday, November 25, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Day Day in the Futura Workspace
  • We also completed Lesson 1.2 in our new unit: Rock Transformations
    • No homework! Happy Thanksgiving

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.10
  • If you were absent today - complete page 34 for HW

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.9

Grade 6:

  • We completed Day 4 in the Futura Workspace
  • After Hours Work: Complete the Project Summary Form in the Futura Workspace (alternately available on page 19 in the Notebook)
  • Experimental Design due December 3rd

Grade 8:

  • We completed Lessons 1.2 and 1.3 in our new unit: Magnetic Fields
  • Homework: Rules About Magnets, Reading: Meet a Scientist Who Studied Magnets, Magnetic Launchers and Catchers (pages 9, 10 and 16 in the Notebook, but please complete on-line)
  • Experimental Design due December 3rd

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Days 8 and 9 in the Futura Workspace- we turned in our Final Proposal

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Grade 6:

  • We discussed expectations for Science Fair Experimental Design (aka Procedure) due Dec 3rd.
  • We completed Day 3 in the Futura Workspace
  • After Hours Work: Reread Chapter 4 in the Dossier- add or revise your annotations using these focus questions: Why do test users need high glycemic index foods, while others do not?

Grade 8:

  • We discussed expectations for Science Fair Experimental Design (aka Procedure) due Dec 3rd.
  • We completed Day 10 in the Futura Workspace- Congratulations Engineers!

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.8


Monday, November 18, 2019

Grade 7:

  • We completed Day 7 in the Futura Workspace - Outlining Design Decisions due at 10:25 (end of class)
  • We completed the Pre-Test for the Unit: Rock Transformations

Grade 5:

  • We completed Lesson 1.7


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