Science: Tuesday September 18th, 2018

Standards Covered:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative
positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
b. Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.
d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

What will I learn today?

  1. I can construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.
  2. I can explain how the moon and sun’s gravitational pull affect Earth’s tides.

How will I learn it?

  1. Warm Up:  What are tides?
  2. Tides Brainpop with KWL chart
  3. Tides Notes tides powerpoint-1yw0f2z

How will I show that I learned it?

  1. Spring and Neap Tides practice worksheet TidesWS-vdigy8

Homework:

  1. Use your resources from class and the links below to study for TOMORROW’S QUIZ over moon phases, eclipses, and tides.
  2. If you did not turn in your project Friday or today.  Projects will be accepted tomorrow for a 30% late deduction.  See previous science blog post for directions, research links, and rubric.

Helpful study links:

Moon Phases

https://quizlet.com/_30oqkw

Tides/Eclipses

https://quizlet.com/_2zxbzk

https://quizlet.com/_3343ds

https://quizlet.com/_2q083p

AC SS 9/18/18

Standards Covered:

SS6G9 Explain the impact of location, climate, natural resources, and population distribution on Europe.
a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia impact trade and affect where people live.

What will I learn today?

  1. I can compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia impact trade and affect where people live.

How will I learn it?

  1. Use the PowerPoint below to complete the UK, Russia, & Germany Graphic Organizer. Graphic Organizer is homework if not finished in class.
  2. SS – UK Russia and Germany-1jl3fwf

How will I show that I learned it?

  1. When finished with the graphic organizer, read the last two slides of the powepoint for directions on the real estate ad.  Use your UK, Russia, and Germany graphic organizer to create an ad for the country of your choice:  UK, Russia, or Germany.  Be creative!! Real-estate ad is NOT homework. We will finish these tomorrow in class, as well as continue our discussion on the environmental issues political cartoons.

Homework:

  1. If not finished in class, use SS – UK Russia and Germany-1jl3fwf to complete the UK, Russia, and Germany graphic organizer. Due tomorrow.
  2. Don’t forget to bring the Europe environmental issues political cartoon analysis to class tomorrow for our discussion.

Upcoming this week:

  1. Environmental issues political cartoon analysis discussion in groups
  2. Create environmental issues political cartoon
  3. Create real-estate ad for land in either UK, Russia, or Germany

 

 

Science: Monday September 17th, 2018

Standards Covered:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative
positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
b. Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.
d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

What will I learn today?

  1. I can construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.
  2. I can explain how the moon and sun’s gravitational pull affect Earth’s tides.

How will I learn it?

  1. Warm Up: Identify the position of sun, moon, and earth required to create a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse.
  2. Eclipses close-reading with questions
  3. Eclipses BrainPop with graphic organizer and matching.
  4. Solar eclipse totality video clip https://youtu.be/G10m2ZZRH4U
  5. Lunar eclipse video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW2xRR75lKE
  6. Tides Brainpop with KWL chart
  7. Tide timelapse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMKvqMUZwV4

How will I show that I learned it?

  1. Draw diagrams of solar and lunar eclipses, include:
    1. Sun
    2. Earth
    3. Moon
    4. Umbra
    5. Penumbra
    6. Name of moon phase

Homework:

  1. None, unless you did not turn in your project Friday or today.  Projects will be accepted tomorrow for a 20% late deduction.  See previous science blog post for directions, research links, and rubric.

AC Social Studies: Friday September 14th, 2018

Standards Covered:

SS6G8 Explain environmental issues in Europe.
a. Explain the causes and effects of acid rain in Germany.
b. Explain the causes and effects of air pollution in the United Kingdom.
c. Explain the causes and effects of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

What will I learn today?

  1. I can explain the causes and effects of environmental issues in Europe and propose solutions to each.

How will I learn it?

  1. Environmental Issues Political Cartoon Analysis

How will I show that I learned it?

  1.  Use Environmental Issues in Europe Graphic Organizer to complete the Phone-A-Friend Exit Ticket
  2. Create your own political cartoon, using symbols and irony.

Homework:

  1. If not finished in class, use Europe Environmental Issues Blog Version-zpqq8b to complete the Environmental Issues in Europe political cartoon analysis. Political cartoons are the last slide in the powerpoint. Remember, you only need to analyze ONE of the political cartoons.  Due Tuesday September 18th at the beginning of class.

Upcoming next week:

  1. Constitution Day
  2. Environmental issues political cartoon analysis discussion in groups
  3. Create environmental issues political cartoon

Science: Friday September 14th, 2018

Standards Covered:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative
positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
b. Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

What will I learn today?

  1. I can construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

How will I learn it?

  1. 2nd period:  Warm Up:  Eclipses reading with questions
  2. 2nd period:  Eclipses BrainPop with graphic organizer and matching.
  3. 3rd period:  Bill Nye-The Sun (and eclipses)

How will I show that I learned it?

  1. Draw diagrams of solar and lunar eclipses, include:
    1. Sun
    2. Earth
    3. Moon
    4. Umbra
    5. Penumbra
    6. Name of moon phase

Homework:

  1. None, unless you did not turn in your project today.  Projects will be accepted on Monday for a 10% late deduction.  See previous science blog post for directions, research links, and rubric.

AC Social Studies: Wednesday September 12th and Thursday September 13th, 2018

Standards Covered:

SS6G7 Locate selected features of Europe.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees, Ural Mountains, and Iberian Peninsula.

SS6G8 Explain environmental issues in Europe.
a. Explain the causes and effects of acid rain in Germany.
b. Explain the causes and effects of air pollution in the United Kingdom.
c. Explain the causes and effects of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

What will I learn today?

  1. I can locate selected physical features of Europe.
  2. I can explain the causes and effects of environmental issues in Europe and propose solutions to each.

How will I learn it?

  1. 9/11 Video with KWL chart http://www.digitalpodcast.com/feeds/51262-nick-news-with-linda-ellerbee?+=2&page=2
    1. To access video scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the next button. The video title is “What Happened?:  The Story of September 11, 2001”
  2. Warm Up:
    1. Define environmental issue in your own words.
    2. List the major environmental issues that impact Europe.
  3.  Environmental Issues in Europe Scavenger Hunt

How will I show that I learned it?

  1. Europe Physical Map Test
  2. Environmental Issues Phone-A-Friend Exit Ticket

Homework:

  1. If not finished in class, use Europe Environmental Issues Blog Version-zpqq8b to complete the Environmental Issues in Europe graphic organizer (front side only). You do not need to analyze the political cartoon at this time.

Science: Wednesday September 12th and Thursday September 13th

Projects are due TOMORROW September 14th at the beginning of class.  Please have digital projects emailed to me before 9:15 am tomorrow morning OR you may bring in a flashdrive and turn it in at the beginning of class.

Standards Covered:

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
positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

What will I learn today?

  1. I can identify the phases of the moon and explain why the moon appears the way it does in each phase.

How will I learn it?

  1. Warm Up: Moon Phases Questions                                                                                                                                                     

How will I show that I learned it?

1. Moon Phases formative assessment in classwork section of NB                                                                                                          

Homework:

  1. Projects are due TOMORROW September 14th at the beginning of class.  
    1. We changed the requirements to 60 points total, instead of 100.                                                                                          

Useful Research Links:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/planets-moons-and-dwarf-planets

http://planet-facts.com/

http://space-facts.com/planets/

http://www.kidzone.ws/planets/

https://theplanets.org/planets/

AC Social Studies: Tuesday September 11th, 2018

  1. I can explain the impact of 9/11 on the world.

Agenda:

  1. Warm Up:  Get out your interview questions and write down two things you learned from you interview underneath your questions.
  2. 9/11 KWL chart in notes section of notebook
  3. 9/11 video clip

Homework:

  1. If not finished in class, use Geography of Europe blog version 9.6.18-20zy0bx and your Europe Geography Clozed notes to complete the Physical Features Graphic Organizer. Due TOMORROW 9/12/18
  2. Continue studying for the Europe Physical Geography Test  TOMORROW 9/12/18 (date has been moved due to the need to finish physical features notes and complete the 9/11 lesson).
    1. Items on Europe Physical Geography Test:
      1. Locate on a world and regional political- physical map, the following physical features:  Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees Mountains, Ural Mountains, Iberian Peninsula, and Scandinavian Peninsula.
      2. The following physical features will be extra credit:  North Sea, Caspian Sea, Volga River, Adriatic Sea, Irish Sea, Strait of Gibraltar, and Caucasus Mountains.

Helpful Study Links: 

Euro Geog Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_5415br

Shepard Software: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/European_Geography.htm

Political and Physical Review PPT Europe Physical features and countries ppt 

Geography of Europe blog version 9.6.18-20zy0bx

European Rivers: https://lizardpoint.com/geography/europe-rivers-lvl2-quiz.php

Maps:  

european_countries-1ssai2g europe_orthographic_Caucasus_Urals_boundary-1fn9grr

europe relief map b-2abw9xu

europe relief map a-1ruedqb

Science: Tuesday September 11th, 2018

Learning Target:

  1. I can identify the phases of the moon and explain why the moon appears the way it does in each phase.

Agenda:

  1. Warm Up: Moon Phases BrainPop
  2. Think-Pair-Share Moon phase vocabulary sheet.
  3. Moon Phases Activating Strategy
  4. Begin Moon Phases Notes

Homework: 

  1. If you have not already done so, complete #1-8 and #10 on pages 128-133 in the Science Notebook.
  2. Projects are due Friday September 14th at the beginning of class.  
    1. We changed the requirements to 60 points total, instead of 100.                                   

Useful Research Links:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/planets-moons-and-dwarf-planets

http://planet-facts.com/

http://space-facts.com/planets/

http://www.kidzone.ws/planets/

https://theplanets.org/planets/

AC Social Studies: Monday September 10th, 2018

  1. I can locate on a world and regional political-physical map, the following physical features:  Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees Mountains, Ural Mountains, Iberian Peninsula, and Scandinavian Peninsula.

Agenda:

  1. Warm Up:  Brainstorm and make a list of reasons why it is important to gather firsthand information from those who experienced an historical event, such as 9/11.
  2. Use Geography of Europe blog version 9.6.18-20zy0bx to complete Europe’s Geography Clozed Notes #1-3 and Physical Features Graphic organizers

Homework:

  1. Interview an adult about 9/11.  This can be a parent, neighbor, coach, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.  In the homework section of your notebook write a minimum of three questions that you will ask your interviewee.  One of these questions should be:  Where were you when 9/11 occurred?  The other two questions are up to you.  Write their responses in your notebook underneath your questions. Be prepared to share/discuss these in class tomorrow.  Due tomorrow.
  2. If not finished in class, use Geography of Europe blog version 9.6.18-20zy0bx and your Europe Geography Clozed notes to complete the Physical Features Graphic Organizer. Due Wednesday 9/12/18
  3. Continue studying for the Europe Physical Geography Test on Wednesday September 12th. (date has been moved due to the need to finish physical features notes and complete the 9/11 lesson).
    1. Items on Europe Physical Geography Test:
      1. Locate on a world and regional political- physical map, the following physical features:  Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees Mountains, Ural Mountains, Iberian Peninsula, and Scandinavian Peninsula.
      2. The following physical features will be extra credit:  North Sea, Caspian Sea, Volga River, Adriatic Sea, Irish Sea, Strait of Gibraltar, and Caucasus Mountains.

Helpful Study Links: 

Euro Geog Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_5415br

Shepard Software: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/European_Geography.htm

Political and Physical Review PPT Europe Physical features and countries ppt 

Geography of Europe blog version 9.6.18-20zy0bx

European Rivers: https://lizardpoint.com/geography/europe-rivers-lvl2-quiz.php

Maps:  

european_countries-1ssai2g europe_orthographic_Caucasus_Urals_boundary-1fn9grr

europe relief map b-2abw9xu

europe relief map a-1ruedqb