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

Welcome Back!

 

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your time in the snow.  This week we will be continuing our study of our dynamic earth, and how it moves and changes.  This week you can expect two assessments.

Wed: formative writing assessment over earthquake and volcano project.  There is nothing a student can study for this formative.  They need to have their project completed and they will use it to come up with the project conclusion, which will be assessed.  There will be no retake for this formative assessment.

Fri: Dynamic Earth Summative Assessment. 25 – 30 question assessment covering layers of the earth, continental drift, and plate tectonics (earthquakes and volcanoes)  A study guide went home last Thursday and is due Wednesday.

Homework

Tuesday:  Students received a study guide last Thursday.  It is due Wednesday.

Wednesday and Thursday:  Study for the Summative on Friday

Students may want to use the RACES strategy (learned in Language Arts) to finish their C-E-R

RACES Video

 

STANDARD:

  • S6E5a. Ask questions to compare and contrast the Earth’s crust, mantle, inner and outer core, including temperature, density, thickness, and composition.
  • S6E5g. Construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.
  • S6E5f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (Clarification statement: Include convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries.)

December 4-8

Welcome Geologists.  We are continuing our study of  Continental Drift this week.  Please be ready for your formative assessment on Continental Drift on Tuesday 12/5. Students will begin their study of Earthquakes and Volcanoes this week.

See Ms. Slaton’s Continental Drift Page for resources.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Review Continental Drift (CER, notes, videoclips, song)
  • Tuesday – Continental Drift formative assessment. Lava lamp and Earth diagrams
  • Wednesday – Part 1 and Part 2 from Earthquake and Volcano activity
  • Thursday –  Part 3 from Earthquake and Volcano activity
  • Friday – Part 4 and 5 from Earthquake and Volcano activity

 

Homework:

MONDAY  – prepare for Continental Drift formative assessment TOMORROW

TUESDAY – finish lava lamp and Earth diagrams, if not finished in class.  This is not graded.  The expectation is you TRY your best, it is okay if it is not correct, but I do want you to TRY.

WEDNESDAY – finish plotting your earthquake and volcano data, Part 2 from the Earthquake and Volcano activity, if not finished in class

THURSDAY – finish reading about plate boundaries and completing the tectonic plates organizer, Part 3 from the Earthquake and Volcano activity, if not finished in class

FRIDAY – finish convection currents diagram, Part 5 from the Earthquake and Volcano activity, if not finished in class

Standards:

S6E5g. Construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.

S6E5f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (Clarification statement: Include convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries.)

 

Nov 13- Nov 17

Welcome students! This week we are studying the layers of the Earth.  Students are working hard on creating and answering research questions.  Students will also create a 2D and 3D model on the Journey to the Center of the Earth.  There will be a Layers of the Earth formative assessment when students return from Thanksgiving break (Tuesday).   Students should be able to identify the density, composition, temperature, and thickness of the crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core.  Ms. Slaton has placed a vocabulary quizlet and video in the Layers of the Earth tab here to assist students.

Assessments this week:

Soil Summative Retake – Tuesday at 8:10 AM or in Class

Homework this week:

Monday: Study for Retake, if taking it on Tuesday

Tuesday: Research questions and answers if you did not complete them in class

Wednesday:  Finish Labeling 2D models

Thursday:  Earth’s Layers Quizlet (15 Min)

 

STANDARD:S6E5a

Ask questions to compare and contrast the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core including the temperature, density, thickness, and composition.

November 6th – November 10th

Students will be wrapping up their study of soil.  Study guides were given on Friday and are due on Monday.  We will be reviewing soil on Monday and on Wednesday.  The summative is scheduled for Thursday.  Students should study the study guide, as well as their soil notes and investigation.  Remember that there is no school on Tuesday.

Soil Conservation Notes

Soil Summative Completed Study Guide

 

STANDARD:

S6E5h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.

S6E6b. Design and evaluate solutions for sustaining the quality and supply of natural resources such as water, soil, and air.

Welcome to Week 13!

Welcome, Scientists, to week 13!  This week we are continuing our soil investigation.  You are analyzing the samples that you gathered last week, recording your hypothesis, recording the results of analysis, and writing your conclusion.  What a busy week!  Here is what you need to know to be successful.

Tuesday Morning:  You may retake the soil entrance ticket.  You must come in early or right after getting off of the bus.

Wednesday:  Your lab conclusion from your soil investigation will be graded as a formative (there will not be a retake available).

Homework:  Please study 15 minutes each night.  You need to know:

  • What is soil?
  • How is soil formed?
  • What is the composition of soil?
  • What is the difference between clay, silt, sand?
  • What is humus?
  • What is loam?

Your summative is next week.

STANDARD:

  • S6E5h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.
  • S6E6b. Design and evaluate solutions for sustaining the quality and supply of natural resources such as water, soil, and air.

 

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