December 17 – December 21

Ms. Slaton has tutoring Tuesday morning at 8:15 am.  Please come in if you have been absent or need to make-up work.

Standard:

  • S6E3c: Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.
  • S6E3d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

This week students will have a summative assessment on Oceans.  Please review ocean locations, topography, waves, tides, and salinity.

Homework:

Students were given a study guide last week.  It is due in class on Tuesday.

Here is some information about Neap Tides and Spring tides.  Students will need this information on the summative.

 

Dec. 3 – Dec. 7

Students are working on the water cycle and ocean location and topography this week.  Students will be constructing a model of the water cycle and will have a formative regarding the water cycle on Wednesday.

Assessments This Week:

Water Cycle Formative Assessment WEDNESDAY 12/5.  Students will be completing an investigation about the water cycle.  The students will begin in class on Monday and finish Wednesday.  The work will be graded as a formative assessment.

HW This Week:

Monday  – Compete the water cycle quizlet for 15 minutes

Tuesday – No homework

Wednesday – Read page 194 and complete the the “L” of your K-W-L

Thursday – Finish two column notes, if not finished in class.

Friday – Review ocean location, composition, and topography for a graded formative NEXT Wednesday

Resources:

water cycle vocab

water cycle pics

Standard:

  • S6E3b: Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric conditions that lead to the cycling of water. (Clarification statement: The water cycle should include evaporation, condensation, precipitation, transpiration, infiltration, groundwater, and runoff.)
  • S6E3c: Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

Nov. 5 – Nov. 9

Standards:

  • S6E4d Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornadoes and thunderstorms.

Assessments this week:

Summative Retake Monday (11/5). Students who completed the Remediation Unit 3A took the retake in class on Monday.

Students will have a formative assessment on Wed.  Students will need to explain the relationship between air masses and air fronts.  Please use this video as a review, along with the Exploration 2 Package, that students have been working with in class to prepare.  Please note, this will be a CER (Claim-Evidence-Response)  formative, not multiple choice.

October 29 – November 2

Tutoring for Ms. Johnekins is on Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings – You must tell me the day before.  No tutoring this Wed.

Ms. Slaton has tutoring on Tuesdays at 8:15 AM

Red Ribbon Week:

Oct. 31 -Tacky Tourist/Character Day – Students must remain in dress code.

Assessments this week:

Unit 3A summative on Tuesday.

Homework this week:

Thursday – Review air masses pages from class.  Please review for 15 minutes.

Friday – Review air masses and fronts pages from class. Formative assessment Monday.

Classwork this week:

Monday: Review for Summative

Tuesday: Summative

Wednesday – Air Masses. Exploration 2: pages 84 and 85 in packet given to each student in class.

Thursday – Air Masses Exploration 2: pages 86  Exploration 2 pages 87- 88 in packet given to each student in class.

Friday –  Finish air masses and fronts Exploration 3 pages 89 – 90

Standards:

Standard:

  • S6E4b Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to air, land, and water at different rates.
  • S6E4c Develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.
  • S6E4d Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornadoes and thunderstorms

Resources that help:

The Online Textbook Website can be found by clicking on this Online Textbook Link

Username =  first.lastname@students.cobbk12.org

*if you have a common name, your login may be slightly different.  Click on  this Office 365 link Office 365 StudentVUE Login

Password =  same as school log-in password

 

 

Oct. 22-Oct. 26

This week students will have a lab formative on Wednesday.  Students may use their lab sheets during this formative.

Students have worked hard to design an experiment to investigate the rate of heating and cooling of soil, water, and air.  On Monday, most students were able to go through their lab experiment.  On Tuesday students will analyze their results.  The Formative is on Wednesday.  There will be a summative on next Monday.  Students will prepare for the summative in class on Friday.

Conduction, Radiation, and Convection Video

October 15- October 19

Don’t Forget: Early Dismissal This Week (1:30)

Tutoring is available with Ms. Slaton Tuesday at 8:15 and with Ms. Johnekins on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings.  Please see me (Ms. Johnekins) the day before you expect to come for tutoring, so that I know to get you from the theater.

Standard:

  • S6E4a: Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of the Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and the greenhouse gases.

This week students will have a formative assessment on the Layers of the Atmosphere.  Students should study the notes that they received in class today.  For the Formative on Tuesday.

Resources for Layers of the Atmosphere:

October 8th-October 12th

TUTORING  (Ms. Slaton) TUESDAY MORNING 8:15 am

Ms. Johnekins is available to tutor on Wed. morning at 8:15 am.  Please let me know on Tuesday if you would like to come.

SCIENCE FAIR CLUB MEETS ON THURSDAY MORNINGS at 8:15,  

Standard:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the Sun, Earth, and moon

Assessment:

Students will have an assessment on the Earth, Moon, Sun Unit this Monday.  Please use the following resources to aid in your studying:

Study Guide:

Students have received a study guide and reviewed if for correct answers

Formative Assessments:

Review assessments that you have already taken.

Ms. Slaton’s Blog: http://www.cobblearning.net/kslaton/

Resources from my blog (archived page): http://www.cobblearning.net/ajohnekins1/2018/09/

This cool video about eclipses:

 

 

September 17-21

Standards this week:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the Sun, Earth, and moon

a. develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative position of the sun, Earth, and moon

c. Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.

Moon Phases

Assessment: Wednesday September 19 – Formative over seasons

Homework:

Study for Assessment (9/19)

Monday:  Students need to finish the “Reasons for the Seasons” worksheet.

Thursday and Friday – Review moon phases info for formative assessment which will be taken after fall break.

September 3-September 7

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.

e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

This week students will be finishing Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids.

There will be an assessment on Thursday.  This formative will include: Gravity, Inertia, Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors. This will be information that we are working on in class.  Students will use their classwork to help answer questions.

Tuesday:

Students received a study guide.  The Homework for Tuesday and Wednesday is to complete the study guide.

Study Guide is Due Thursday.

Students need to Review for planets, gravity, inertia, asteroids, comets, and meteors summative assessment which will be on Monday 9/10

Quizlet – Comets, Meteors, Asteroids

Planets Quizizz (Code: 320280)

Aug. 27- 31

Standards:

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.

c. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms of ability to support life, size compared to Earth, distance from the Sun, atmosphere and surface features.

d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar sys.

e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

Students had one assessment this week:

Monday

Students used information known about the planets in a formative assessment which required them to use and analyze planet data.