May 14 – May 18

Students will have a summative this week.  Please make sure that you prepare.  This is the last summative of the school year.  You may access resources from Ms. Slaton’s Blog:

Astronomy Resources

I am also placing flash cards to help with order of planets and size of planets on my blog.  Please make sure that you are confident with both.

Order of planets: My (Mercury) Very (Venus) Excellent (Earth) Mother (Mars) Just (Jupiter) Served (Saturn) Us (Uranus) Nachos (Neptune)

Size of Planets (Smallest to largest): My (Mercury) Mom (Mars) V-E-N-U-S (Venus, Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn) Jumps (Jupiter)

Size of Planets Flashcards

Order of planets flashcards

Wednesday: Summative

Standards:

a. Ask questions to determine changes in models of Earth’s position in the solar system, and origins of the universe as evidence that scientific theories change with the addition of new information. (Clarification statement: Students should consider Earth’s position in geocentric and heliocentric models and the Big Bang as it describes the formation of the universe.)b. Develop a model to represent the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and in the known universe.

April 23-April 27

This week we will be learning about eclipses.

Standards:

S6E2a. Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

S6E2b. Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

 

Students will have two formatives and a summative this week:

Monday: Formative on Moon Phases

Wednesday: Formative on Eclipses

Friday: Summative on Earth, moon, and sun

 

Please see Ms. Slaton’s Blog for resources.

 

 

March 26- March 30

Welcome, Meteorologists!  This week you will be learning about how thunderstorms and tornadoes form.  You will have the opportunity to show what you have learned with a summative on Wednesday.  Study your notes and be able to describe how Air Pressure, Air Masses, Fronts, Thunderstorms, and Tornadoes all connect.

Are you familiar with the RACES strategy in writing.  It will be useful for your CER this week.

R- Restate the question.

A – Answer the question.

C – Cite Evidence

E- Explain your evidence/answer

S – Summarize what you have written (concluding sentence)

 

Homework this week:  Review notes/quizzes on winds, air masses, weather fronts and storms for the summative assessment on Wednesday.

Assessment

Wednesday – Friday.  This will be an open note, constructed response.  Students have a study guide and will be given the grading rubric prior to writing.  There will be no retake on this assessment as it does take multiple days to complete and students are using their notes.

Additional Resources:

See the Weather Unit Tab on Ms. Slaton’s Blog.

STANDARD:

  • S6E4c. Develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.
  • S6E5b. Construct an explanation showing the relationship between air pressure, air masses, weather fronts and meteorlogical events as thunderstorms and tornado

March 12- March 16

Students took their summative on layers of the earth and unequal heating today.  There will be a retake on Wednesday at 8:00 AM for students wishing to improve their grades.  Remediation Sheet Atmosphere and Unequal Heating-yb8qk8 must be returned the morning of the retake in order to retake.  It must be signed by parents.

We will be studying air mass, wind, air pressure, and weather fronts.  There will be a test on this next Tuesday or Wednesday.  Students should study their notes each night in order to prepare.

 

Please see Ms. Slaton’s blog for additional resources: http://www.cobblearning.net/kslaton/weather-unit/ 

STANDARD:

  • S6E4a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases. (Clarification statement: Earth’s atmospheric layers include the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere.)
  • S6E4b. Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to air, land and water at different rates. (Clarification statement: Heat transfer should include the processes of conduction, convection, and radiation.)
  • S6E4c. Develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.

Feb 26 – Mar 2

Welcome back, Oceanographers!  I hope that you enjoyed your break!

Important:

On Tuesday you will have a summative on Ocean Motion.  Please make sure that you review your study guide, previous formative assessments, and the quizizz and quizlets located on Ms. Slaton’s blog.  You can follow this link for resources on Ms. Slaton’s blog to study:

http://www.cobblearning.net/kslaton/water-unit/

On Wednesday you will begin studying about the Atmosphere.  You will have a formative assignment on Friday.

Standards:

S6E4a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases. (Clarification statement: Earth’s atmospheric layers include the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere.)

Feb. 12- Feb. 16

Welcome Oceanographers!  This week we will continue our study of the oceans by learning about tides.  What are tides?  What affects tides?

Look at these fantastic resources from Ms. Slaton’s blog!

This week’s assessments:

  • Ocean Tides Formative Assessment Friday
  • Ocean Motion Summative Assessment will be the Tuesday following Winter Break (study over the break)

Homework:

Thursday – review tides notes/powerpoint/video for tides for formative on Friday

Standard:

S6E3d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

 

 

Feb 5 – Feb 9

Welcome, Oceanographers!  This week we will be investigating ocean currents and the factors that affect ocean currents.  Be prepared for a formative assessment on Friday.  As always you may find many resources to help on Ms. Slaton’s Blog.  http://www.cobblearning.net/kslaton/water-unit/

Standard:

S6E3d: Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

Jan 29

Water Unit Test Tomorrow!

This is an important reminder that the unit test (summative) will be on Tuesday.  Students should be studying their returned formative assessments as a study guide.  The test will cover Earth’s Water: Water Cycle, Distribution, Ocean Location, Topography, & Composition.

You may also use the resources from Mrs. Slaton’s Blog to Review:

Standard:

S6E3c:  Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

Jan 22 – Jan 26

Welcome Oceanographers: We are studying the composition, location, and topography of the world’s oceans.

  • S6E3c:  Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans

Formative Assessments:

Friday: Ocean composition, location, topography of the oceans

Homework – Wednesday and Thursday you should be review your notes, entrance and exit tickets, and flip book to prepare for the formative assessment on Friday.  You may review the video below as well.

 

http://streamingcobb.cobbk12.org/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a9544dd9-5560-41a4-916b-e6a93c5ea6c8

January 8-12

It’s a new year and a new semester.  Let’s start off with good habits.  Please check the blog for updates.  Study your notes/classwork each night to stay on top of things.

We will no longer offer retakes on formative assessments.  There will only be retakes for summative assessments – so be sure to study.

This Week: You will have an entrance ticket on Tuesday.  You will have a formative assessment this week on water distribution and the water cycle this Friday.

Notes

Water Notes

Water Notes

Vocabulary

Water Vocab Printable Flash Cards

Water Cycle Song:

 

Standards:

S6E3c.  Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans