Conference Week

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It’s almost conference time again! Conference week gives teachers and parents an opportunity to meet and discuss student progress and exchange important information. This year, conferences will be conducted  October 15 – 19 with your child’s first period teacher OR your child’s special education case manager, if your child receives these services. I will be emailing AND posting the sign-up genius link the week we return for my 1st period class to use to sign-up.


Season Formative TOMORROW

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What do I study?  Students are to analyze and interpret data.  Using the sunlight distribution and data analysis practice would be a great tool to help you study.  DO you know patterns?  DO you know when it is summer? Winter? Spring? Fall?  in each hemisphere? How would you know if you had a data table?  The answer key to the practice sheet is provided in the season tab if you need practice.


Week of September 17, 2018

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NO TUTORING THIS WEEK, I HAVE A MEETING TUESDAY MORNING.

SCIENCE FAIR CLUB MEETS ON THURSDAY MORNINGS at 8:15, I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN ME!

Standard:

 

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.

Assessment:

Wednesday September 19 – Formative Assessment over the Seasons (notice the date change, trying to make sure the students are ready)

Homework:

Monday – FINISH the reasons for the seasons.  This was assigned on Friday, but some students hardly got their work done due to poor time management. We also cleaned out our notebooks today.  If students were absent or retaking, they need to clean-put their notebooks and bring me their work to hold in the classroom.

Tuesday – STUDY for seasons formative tomorrow.  Review the students analysis data practice to help you study

Wednesday – Finish reading pages 131-133 in your worktext OR the online text.  Answer questions 6, 7, 8, and 10.  If working online, write answers on paper OR print the pages and answer.

Thursday and Friday – Review moon phases for formative assessment after Fall Break

Classwork:

Monday: Clean-out astronomy notebook and set-up earth moon sun notebook.  GO over sunlight distribution and season data analysis from Friday.

Tuesday – Human season model. Review reasons for the seasons.

Wednesday – Season formative assessment.  Begin moon phases with a pre-test assignment

Thursday – Moon Phases human model and AIMS model

Friday – Finish AIMS models


Summative Retake

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Planet, Comet, Meteors, Asteroids, Gravity, Inertia Retake Monday 9/17 at 8:15am.  Check in with the teacher standing outside the theater and let her know you are coming to my classroom for a retake.  If you cannot come at 8:15, you may retake during class and make-up missed work.

A remediation sheet MUST be completed and turned in Click here for Remediation Sheet


Week of September 10, 2018

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Click here for open house powerpoint

Standard:

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.

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

Assessment:

MONDAY September 17 – Planet, Asteroid, Comet, Meteor, Gravity, Inertia Summative RETAKE Assessment 8:15 am

Tuesday September 18 – Formative Assessment over the Seasons

Homework:

Monday – No Homework

Tuesday – Finish #14, 15, 16, and 17 from your worktext page 122. DUE tomorrow.

Wednesday – Finish analysis questions from Arctic Nights, Arctic Lights, if not finished in class.  DUE tomorrow.

Thursday and Friday – Review for seasons formative assessment on Tuesday 9/18/18

Classwork:

Monday: Unit 1b Summative Assessment

Tuesday – Seasons Pre-Test.  Read pages 116-121 in the worktext.  Complete questions 5, 7-13.  Also complete 14-17 on page 122.

Wednesday – Read Arctic Nights, Arctic Lights and collect radiation data. Complete analysis questions based on the data.

Thursday – Direct vs Indirect Sunlight Lab

Friday – Seasons Cloze Notes / Article and crossword puzzle


Week Of September 3, 2018

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PICTURE DAY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

Standard:

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.

Assessment:

Thursday September 6 – Gravity, Inertia, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors Formative Assessment.  This will not be something students need to study for, it will be based on information we are doing in our asteroid, comet, meteor stations in class.  Students will be using their answer sheets from the stations to answer the questions for the formative assessment.

MONDAY September 10 – Planets, Gravity, Inertia, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors Summative Assessment. Study guide coming home Tuesday September 4 and due September 6.

Homework:

Monday – No Homework

Tuesday – Work on study guide, DUE Thursday Click here for a copy of the study guide

Wednesday – Work on study guide, DUE tomorrow

Thursday and Friday – Review for planets, gravity, inertia, asteroids, comets, meteors summative assessment Monday 9/10

Classwork:

Monday: No school

Tuesday – Ms. Dickerson, the 6th grade counselor, will do a 25 minute session with the students on Bullying.  She will be visiting all 6th grade science classes to present this information to the students. We will also work on our Asteroid, Comet, Meteor stations

Wednesday – FINISH asteroid, comet, meteor stations. Students can work on study guide when finished and/or complete a choice activity – true/false statements or venn diagram

Thursday – Go over the asteroid, comet, meteor stations.  Formative assessment over asteroid, comet, meteor stations and gravity and inertia.  Go over study guide.

Friday – Review for the summative assessment

 



Week of August 27, 2018

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Standard:

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.

Assessment:

Monday August 27 –  Planets Formative Assessment.  Students will need to analyze planet data.  In order to read the data, students will need to KNOW / MEMORIZE:

  • the order of the planets from the Sun
  • the order of the planets from largest to smallest

Wednesday September 5 – Gravity, Inertia, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors Formative Assessment

Friday September 7 – Planets, Gravity, Inertia, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors Summative Assessment

Homework:

Monday – No Homework

Tuesday – Read AND complete pages 42 – 44 AND 48 in your worktext, if not completed in class Monday

Wednesday – No homework

Thursday and Friday – Review gravity and inertia notes / lab from class for formative assessment NEXT week

 

Weekly Plan:

Monday 8/27

  • Planet Formative Assessment
  • Read AND complete pages 42 – 44 and page 48 in the worktext

Tuesday 8/28

  • Go over Planet Formative Assessment
  • Gravity and Inertia Notes
  • Gravity and Inertia Model

Wednesday 8/29

  • Asteroid, Comet, Meteors – create three questions about each using a Q chart

Thursday 8/30 – Friday 8/31

  • Complete asteroid, comet, meteor centers (reading, video, modeling, etc)

Week of August 20, 2018

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Standard:

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

  1. c. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms of:

    *size relative to Earth

    *surface and atmospheric features

    *relative distance from the sun

    *ability to support life.

Assessment:

Monday August 27, 2018 Planets Formative Assessment.  Students will need to analyze planet data.  In order to read the data, students will need to KNOW / MEMORIZE:

  • the order of the planets from the Sun
  • the order of the planets from largest to smallest

Homework:

Monday: Historical Models, Formation of the Universe, and Position of the Universe RETAKE tomorrow morning at 8:15.  A remediation sheet MUST be completed. Study if completing retake, otherwise no homework

Tuesday – Friday: Study the planets in order from the Sun and in order from largest to smallest. Formative assessment on Monday 8/27

Weekly Plan:

Monday 8/20

  • Work on Our Solar System organizer
  • Check Our Solar System organizer, if finished

Tuesday 8/21

  • FINISH Our Solar System organizer
  • Check Our Solar System organizer
  • Begin work on analyzing models of the different planet atmospheres

Wednesday 8/22

  • FINISH analyzing models of the different planet atmospheres
  • Begin working on Planet Data Analysis qustions

Thursday 8/23

  • FINISH Planet Data Analysis questions
  • Begin solving the Mystery Planets

Friday 8/17

  • FINISH the solving the Mystery Planets

Summative Retake

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Good afternoon,

Summative assessments may be retaken.  All historical models, universe formation, and position in the universe summative assessments have been given back to the students.  The grades are also up to date in parentvue.  If a student wishes to retake they MUST complete the ENTIRE remediation sheet found below AND turn it in on Tuesday.  If the sheet is not completed, the student MAY NOT retake.  The retake will be at 8:15am on Tuesday 8/21/18. If you cannot get here early, you may retake during class but you will have to make up any missed work.

Historical Models Remediation Sheet

Thank you.