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Layers of the Earth 1

Layers of Earth 2

Layers of the Earth 3

Layers of the Earth 4

Layers of the Earth 6

Layers of the Earth 7

Layers of the Earth 5


Science Fair

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Hi students,

If you attended the club meeting or are interested in participating in the science fair at Lovinggood on February 1, the club information can be found at the top of this page in the LMS Science Fair tab.  This might be beneficial to some of you over your week long break.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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SOIL SUMMATIVE RETAKE TUESDAY MORNING AT 8:10am OR DURING CLASS.

TUTORING THIS TUESDAY MORNING at 8:10.  Check in with the study hall teacher and come to my room.

CALLING ALL STUDENTS: SCIENCE FAIR CLUB STARTS THIS THURSDAY 8am in room 710.  

STANDARD:

  • S6E5a Ask questions to compare and contrast the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core including the temperature, density, thickness, and composition.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • TUESDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING- Layers of the Earth formative assessment.  Students should be able to identify the density, composition, temperature, and thickness of the crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core.  I have placed a vocabulary quizlet and video in the Layers of the Earth tab above to assist students.

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY  – prepare for soil summative retake, if taking again.
  • TUESDAY – Finish Journey to the Center of the Earth research questions and answers IF not finished in class
  • WEDNESDAY  – finish labeling 2D models on the Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • THURSDAY – use the layers of the Earth quizlet for 15 minutes

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday – Journey to the Center of the Earth write 16 questions and find the answers
  • Tuesday –Journey to the Center of the Earth write 16 questions and find the answers
  • Wednesday – Plan and design the model for Journey to the Center of the Earth. Work on 2D models
  • Thursday –  Create your 3D model of the Earth’s layers
  • Friday – Career Cruising with Mrs. Bower, the counselor

Outstanding Soil Lab Conclusions

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Week of November 6 – 10, 2017

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SUPPLIES NEEDED: Thank you for the donations of supplies.  I am still in need of hand sanitizer.  

TUTORING THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING at 8:10.  Check in with the study hall teacher and come to my room.

CALLING ALL PARENTS.  We are starting a science fair club and are looking for parent facilitators.  Please read the attached for more information Science Fair Adult Leader announcement-1uamwg3

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.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • THURSDAY – Soil Summative Assessment will be Thursday.  A study guide was sent home Friday and will be checked on Monday.  Students will have several days to study for the second, of three summatives, this nine weeks.  There are soil resources in the soil tab at the top of this blog.

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – WEDNESDAY – Review your soil study guide for the soil summative assessment THIS Thursday.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday – Soil Conservation Notes, copy of ppt found in soil tab above.  Go over the answers to the study guide. A copy of the study guide is found in the soil section of the blog.
  • Tuesday – No school, teacher workday
  • Wednesday – Review soil for summative assessment Thursday.  Please bring devices to play review games.
  • Thursday –  Soil Summative Assessment.  Begin Layers of the Earth research using science textbook
  • Friday – Work on Layers of the Earth Research AND remediation for students scoring 70 or below on the soil summative assessment.

Soil Summative Test and Study Guide

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Students got their study guide for the soil summative assessment today, Friday.  This is due Monday so we can go over the correct answers and students will have several days to study.  The summative assessment will be on Thursday.  We also read about erosion on pages 296 and 297.  If you are absent, please access the online textbook and read those two pages.

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Week of October 30 – November 3, 2017

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SUPPLIES NEEDED: band-aids, hand sanitizer, tissues, and disenfecting wipes.  Thank you.

TUTORING THIS TUESDAY MORNING at 8:10.  Check in with the study hall teacher and come to my room.

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.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • TUESDAY – 8:10 to 9:10 the retake for the soil entrance ticket will be available.  Students can come early OR they can come right when they get off their bus.  Any student that makes an effort to see me before 1st period will be given ample time to complete the retake assessment.
  • WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY – the lab conclusion for the soil investigation will be graded as a formative assessment.  There will not be a retake on this assignment as the students are using their lab notes / research to complete this task.

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – FRIDAY – 15 minutes a night, study your research to make sure you know what soil is, how soil is formed, the composition of soil, the difference between clay, silt, and sand, what is humus, what is loam, and your lab conclusion for a soil summative assessment NEXT week.  Videos, vocabulary AND notes are in the soil section of the blog to assist you.
  • THURSDAY and FRIDAY – work on your soil erosion project, if needed.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday – Soil Investigation Lab Data – collect the percent of the different parts of soil
  • Tuesday – Analyze your soil lab data and share your results with the class on a class excel spreadsheet
  • Wednesday – Soil Lab Conclusion, for a grade
  • Thursday and Friday –  Soil Erosion Inquiry Activity – design a solution for soil erosion

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We will be outside during science class tomorrow.  Please bring a jacket / sweatshirt in case it is cool tomorrow.

SUPPLIES NEEDED: band aids, disinfecting wipes, tissue, and hand sanitizer.  If you are able to provide any of these supplies for the classroom, we would greatly appreciate it. Also, if you have any self-inking stamps lying around or would like to purchase and donate to the science classroom, we use them daily to stamp agendas.  Thank you.

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Week of October 23, 2017

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TUTORING THIS TUESDAY MORNING at 8:10.  Check in with the study hall teacher and come to my room.

STANDARD:

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

ASSESSMENTS:

  • MOVED TO FRIDAY – entrance ticket.  Multiple choice formative assessment based on the soil research in class.  Students should know what soil is, how soil is formed, the composition of soil, difference between clay, silt, and sand, what is humus, what is loam

HOMEWORK:

  • Study your research to make sure you know what soil is, how soil is formed, the composition of soil, the difference between clay, silt, and sand, what is humus, what is loam. Assessment on Friday.  Videos, vocabulary AND notes are in the soil section of the blog to assist you.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday – What are scientific questions?  How do we write scientific questions?
  • Tuesday – Write soil scientific question.  Research soil.
  • Wednesday – Research soil
  • Thursday –  Walk around Lovinggood to find soil sample.  Write hypothesis.
  • Friday – Soil Entrance Ticket Formative Assessment. Soil experiment set-up to leave over the weekend to separate and collect data on Monday