October 22, 2018
We set up a new page labeled Modeling A Vortex
. Then we conducted an investigation about vortices (plural of vortex). Afterwards, we read and highlighted an article titled Cyclones and Anticyclones
HW: Complete the fill – in on the second side of Cyclones and Anticyclones
October 19, 2018
We continued the investigation about air pressure and cloud formation.
October 18, 2018
HW was checked in show me your highlighted facts from It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity
. Then we started an investigation about air pressure and cloud formation.
HW was checked in; show me your highlighting for the first six paragraphs of It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity.
We completed the Dew Point activity including the reading and highlighting the remainder of the article. We set up a new page labeled Air Pressure and Cloud Formation.
If time allowed, we started Part One of the new investigation.
HW: Finish reading and highlighting It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity
October 16, 2018
HW was checked in; show me your completed Claim and Evidence sheet. We set up a new page labeled Humidity. Then we reviewed the last station for Claim and Evidence and then we stated the investigation about dew point.
HW: Read and highlight the first six paragraphs of It’s not the Heat, It’s the Humidity.
October 15, 2018
We used the information gathered from SunDay to develop claims and use evidence to support the claim made.
October 12, 2018
HW was checked in: show me your reading and highlighting for page 62 of Why Does the Wind Blow? Periods 1,2,and 3 worked on claims and evidence and periods 7 and 8 had SunDay.
October 11, 2018
HW was checked in; show me the reading and highlighting for pages 60 – 61 of Why Does the Wind Blow.
Then we reviewed the homework to compare notes. Then we went back to the questions you asked earlier in the year to see which questions we have answered to date.
HW: Read and highlight page 62 from Why Does the Wind Blow?
October 10, 2018
HW was checked in: show me your highlighted reading selection from How Does the Wind Blow
? (pgs 59 - 60). We reviewed what should be highlighted and then added color to the diagrams. Get the information from my overheads. Afterwards, we watched a video about wind from Discovery Education.
HW: Read and highlight pages 60 - 61 from Why Does the Wind Blow?
October 9, 2018
Thursday’s HW was checked in; show me you Other Weather Terms
. We set up a new page labeled Wind.
We reviewed the part of the reading selection that has been assigned for tonight’s HW. Then we logged into Discovery Education and bookmarked the site for future use in class. Afterwards, we worked on Convection Worksheets A and B to demonstrate our understanding of convection currents.
HW: Read and highlight Why Does the Wind Blow? (pg 59 and up to Global Winds)
October 5, 2018
We went outside for SunDay! Get the information we collected from someone in your group.
October 4, 2018
We reviewed the Colliding Air Masses investigation and then applied the outcome to the real world. We also brought in the ideas from the Heating and Cooling of the Earth.
HW: Complete Other Weather Terms vocabulary(use Quizlet)
October 3, 2018 - Assembly – 9 – 10 AM
We set up a new page labeled Convection and Convection Currents. Quizzes were returned and taped into the NB on the Water Cycle Review page. Then we reviewed the notes needed for the observations and number one of the analysis. If time allowed, we started the conclusion.
October 2, 2018
We set up as new page labeled Colliding Air Masses. We reviewed the parts of the model and then made predictions. Afterwards we conducted the investigation, completed the observations and then did number one of the Analysis.
HW: Read and highlight Air Masses and Fronts (it is in your notebook on the Air Masses page)
October 1, 2018
We completed the conclusion for heat transfer and then started to read and highlighted Air Masses and Fronts.
HW: NB evaluations will begin tomorrow
September 28, 2018
HW was checked in; show me your completed air masses vocabulary. We reviewed the last conclusion question from Heating and Cooling the Earth. Then we started an investigation about heat transfer.
HW: NB evaluations will begin on Tuesday 10/2
September 27, 2018
HW was collected; submit your NB evaluation as soon as you return to school. We set up a new page labeled Air Masses. Then we continued with the conclusion from Heating and Cooling of the Earth. We reviewed the responses in class.
HW: NB evaluations will begin on October 2nd and complete definitions for Air Masses (use Quizlet)
September 26, 2108
HW was checked in; show me your completed graph and the materials you bring to class for science. We examined the graph and made some claims based on the data and then worked on the Analysis and Conclusion.
HW: NB evaluations will begin on Tuesday 10/2; NB self-evaluation
September 25, 2018
HW: Complete graph, if not completed in class, NB evaluations will begin on Tuesday, and come prepared to class (NB, pencil, color pencils, Chromebook, folder, and agenda)
We took the water cycle quiz today; make it up as soon as you can when you return. Then we completed the ‘After’ side of the Rainfall survey. Then we worked on the graph for Heating and Cooling of the Earth. Be sure to add a key to your graph.
September 24, 2018
HW was checked in; show me your completed Water Cycle Review packet. Then we started the Heating and Cooling the Earth investigation.
HW: Study for tomorrow’s water cycle quiz
September 21, 2018
HW was checked in; show me your completed water cycle vocabulary. We set up a new page labeled Heating and Cooling the Earth. We watched a short video about the water cycle and then we read and highlighted the article Hurricane Formation and the Water Cycle.
HW: Finish the Water Cycle Review that we started in class on Thursday and study for Tuesday quiz about the water cycle.
September 20, 2018
We set up two new pages, Water Cycle Review and SunDay. We reviewed the Water Cycle and the flow of energy through the water cycle.
HW: Water Cycle vocabulary, use Quizlet - due Friday and study for Water Cycle Quiz (Tues 2/25)
September 18, 2018
Quiz corrections were collected, please submit yours when you return. We continued with the water cycle and the flow of energy through the water cycle.
HW: Water Cycle vocabulary, use Quizlet - due Friday
September 17, 2018
We set up a new page labeled The Water Cycle. We started the investigation Where Did it Come From?
HW: Complete quiz corrections three times each
September 14, 2018
Quizzes were returned. We discussed the procedure for the HW. Then we reviewed the results for the Rainfall survey. Afterwards we looked at a natural phenomenon and generated questions about it, just like scientists generate questions about natural phenomenon.
HW: Quiz corrections three times each (term + definition), for the true false rewrite Number one as a true statement, substitute hydrosphere with geosphere to make the statement true and write it three times (no typing) – due Tuesday 9/18
September 13, 2018
We took the vocabulary quiz, please make this up as soon as you return. Then we worked on finishing up Pretest # 1 and pretest #2. Afterwards , if time allowed, we started HW.
HW: Complete the survey for Rainfall and make a list of things you notice about thunderstorms (in your NB on the Asking Questions page)
September 12, 2018
Period Three only – We finished the Gallery Walk due to delays from picture day.
We checked grades in Genesis and discussed how to deal with missing homework due to absences or incomplete. The procedure for submitting make up or missing homework was discussed. Then we started Pretest #1 (Weather Test).
HW: Study for Systems vocabulary quiz (tomorrow)
September 11, 2018
We set up a new page in the NB, Asking Questions. Then we discussed techniques to use when conduction conversations in Science. Afterwards, we did a Gallery Walk for the posters we created about Systems.
HW: Study for Earth systems vocabulary quiz (9/13)
September 7, 2018
MAPS Testing – Delayed Opening Schedule – testing during first two hours of the day
We watched a short video about systems, then we continued working on the posters. HW was checked in; show me your reading and highlighting of earths systems and the systems vocabulary.
September 6, 2018
We continued working on natural systems and phenomenon. Everyone joined Google classrooms and Quizlet as per the period you have science.
HW: Complete the vocabulary for systems, use Quizlet
September 5, 2018
We read the first three paragraphs of the article titled Earth’s Systems.
Then in small groups we drew a picture of a system. The system was labeled with the boundaries that were chosen by the group, the parts were labeled, and descriptions of the parts were included as well. While teams were working, HW was checked in, show me your numbered pages and your decorated notebook.
HW: Read and highlight the remainder of Earth’s Systems
September 4, 2018
We finished setting up the Table of Contents and then number pages up to number 10. Then we went over the Science class introduction and then taped it into the NB. We set up a new page in the NB labeled Earth Systems. Then we worked in small groups generating ideas about systems.
HW: Number the pages in the NB to the end and decorate NB
August 30, 2018
In HR we set up our lockers, classroom expectations were discussed and NB’s were distributed.
August 31, 2018
Family Science flyers were distributed, we discussed the procedure for “When you are absent”, and then we continued setting up our notebooks.