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April 30 – May 4, 2018

ALL Hutch’s 2nd, 3rd, 6th & 7th periods, ALL PROJECTS are DUE: May 16, 2018


Hello all!!

THE countdown has begun:

23 days; 20 hours; 46 mins; 52 seconds ~ not that I’m counting, UNTIL the end of this school year!!!



We will be working on our Project info sheets to ensure competition, this helps students that do not have internet access.  🙂


We will complete, if not already done so, Explore Learning GIZMO sheets


FINISH UP time-line  and/or work on PROJECTS


morning classes, work on PROJECTS, after lunch; FIELD DAY for 6th grade. 


ALMOST THERE Unit 7 Solar System TEST!

 FOR more info on lesson plans, please click on: LESSON PLANS FOR THE WEEK

April 23 – April 27, 2018

Monday:  today we did these sheets   Warm -up 1 and 2 (Astronomy)-1oxuo0o

and  Planet ComparisonTable-2d8afmi             and 1. Astronomy (text search, p1,2)-2gmwi6q

and talked more about our projects and it’s expectations…

Tuesday:  GIZMO in Media Center   2018 GIZMOSolarSystemSE-1s3n8vw   2018 GIZMOSolarSystemVocab-1s1n7ja

Wednesday:    2. Planets Characteristics organizer-1hd5mxz  and catch up on the text book info for tomorrows MEDIA CENTER day..Astronomy (Quiz study Guide)-22sm8pz

Thursday:  MEDIA CENTER Text book search…

Friday:  QUIZIZZ.com and review for ALMOST THERE!


PROJECT DUE: **2nd & 6th PERIODS, May 16, 2018 AND 3rd & 7th, May 9, 2018


due: ALL CLASSES:  May 16, 2018



Today, your student will be given a rubric and information sheets for the Solar System Projects.  The rubric is here if you need extra copies, Solar System Project-2dfxxli    and  the information sheets are going to be worked on in class and at home.  If your student needs extra copies, here they are: Planet ComparisonTable-2d8135b       

EACH student will be expected to give an oral presentation of their project, two to three minutes long on the due date.  I look forward to seeing these wonderful creations take place, THANK YOU!!



April 16-20, 2018 INFO for the week!

MONDAY: With testing over and lingering minds are inquisitive, we will FINISH our Astronomy Vocabulary today.  We will be looking over Astronomy pics, Found HERE     !

TUESDAY:   6th period: we will do a TIMELINE:  pages 555-557 in TEXT book;

The TIMELINE must include all of the astronomers from Ptolemy to Edwin Hubble in order, with dates:

Each entry should include a PICTURE, NAMES, DATES, SPECIAL EVENTS and DISCOVERIES.   For each entry you must answer the following questions:

  • What impact did this scientist have on the future of astronomy?
  • Today, do we still practice or believe in the same things discovered at that time in the past?
  • As a young scientist what is your personal opinion on each?

We will also use these sheets, 1. Astronomy (text search, p1,2)-2gmjjv6  and we will watch a movie  on Astronomy.  Astronomy (Quiz study Guide)-22s93ic      Astronomy (Quiz Study Guide)-1bu4bzj

WEDNESDAY:  today, we are researching~ 1. Astronomy (text search, p1,2)-10lr1jz   1. Astronomy (text search, p1,2)-2gmjkpw

THURSDAY:   We will Planet ComparisonTable-2d7xi7t     use these sheets to gather information for our projects coming up on Solar System, the planets.  Solar System Project-2dfucri

FRIDAY:  catching up from the week and possible assessment to see what you know!!



Solar SYSTEM vocabulary :)


Unit 8~ Solar System

Heliocentric                    solar system                           geocentric

Universe                         big bang theory             Milky Way

Orion Belt                       Galaxy                             Local group

Super cluster                  Inertia                             Terrestrial

Gravity                            Atmosphere                   Satellite

Astronomical unit         Elliptical orbit               Planet

Asteroid                          Meteor                            Comet

Kuiper Belt                     Asteroid Belt                  Meteoroid

Tail                                  Oort Cloud                     Meteorite



HELLO, after SPRING BREAK!  I hope everyone had a great relaxing time over break and got to renew and regenerate so we’re ready for MILESTONE TESTING starting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (TOMORROW!!!) .

All students will need to get to bed EARLY, eat a GOOD breakfast and DO THEIR best on the test!!  STUDENTS, you are prepared, and have been given all the resources and knowledge to let you SHINE and show everyone WHAT YOU KNOW!!  I have all the faith in the world in you, SHOW ‘EM what you GOT!!!  Garrett Middle School is AWESOME!!

Monday, we will spend playing review games and getting ourselves mentally prepared for testing.  Each student will shine, i just know it!!!

Tuesday – Friday will be 6th grade testing for MILESTONE; in the afternoon, we will be continuing our review games and basketball hoop-la-solar system game….  🙂 

ENJOY, do your best and always know you’re loved!!







Garrett Middle School will be testing 7th Grade students online during our upcoming Spring administration of the Georgia Milestones assessment.  6th and 8th Grades will test in paper and pencil format.  The information below is provided to assist you and your student in becoming familiar with the features of online and standard testing.


  • Experience Online Testing Georgia is a digital resource created to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with the online testing platform.  The website can be accessed through the following link:  http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/. This practice site does not require a log-in and is available 7 days a week.  Importantly, this practice site is not designed as a “practice test” to measure a student’s knowledge of course content and scores will not be generated.  It is intended to allow students to familiarize themselves with the online platform prior to testing.
  • Practice sessions will also be set up during the school day to provide students a similar opportunity to acquaint themselves with the online testing system.
  • Each grade level has a study guide that has been released by the DOE.  Please be sure to look at these documents.
    • 6th Grade Study DOE Guide
    • 7th Grade Study DOE Guide
    • 8th Grade Study DOE Guide
  • Garrett teachers have prepared readiness packets for each student as Spring Break Assignments.  These will be distributed before Friday of this week.


If you have questions about our upcoming spring test administrations for Georgia Milestones, please contact Mr. John Chandler at 770-819-2466 x 058 or via email at [email protected].


Topic 3: Eclipses

Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings:

·     A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow during a full moon.

·     A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun during a new moon.

·     We do not experience eclipses every month at the new and full moons because the moon’s orbit is tilted 5⁰ off the plane of Earth.


Essential Questions:

·         How do lunar and solar eclipses differ?

·         How are lunar and solar eclipses alike?

·         Why do eclipses occur?

·         Why do we not have an eclipses twice a month?

Content Standards

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

Misconceptions Proper Conceptions
·  Most student misconceptions about eclipses have to do with misconceptions about moon phases

· You cannot look at an eclipse

· There is an eclipse every month



·      It is safe to look at a lunar eclipse, but proper eyewear or camera filters should be used during solar eclipses

·      In most calendar years there are two lunar eclipses. Solar eclipses occur two to five times a year. The average number of total solar eclipses in a century is 66 for Earth as a whole. However, eclipses can only be viewed from very precise locations on Earth, where the umbra or penumbra fall, so most people on Earth will not see these eclipses.

Instructional Strategies


When this standard is taught with fidelity, students need to model how eclipses occur and then write an explanation for the causes of eclipses. Follow the Eclipses lesson plan, in which you can use the Making Meaningful Models of Eclipses activity. You can follow up this model with readings, videos, or direct instruction about umbras, penumbras, and types of eclipses (annular versus total). Using data from the model and instruction, students write an explanation.

Evidence of Learning

By completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

·         model the cause of eclipses

·         construct an explanation about the causes of moon phases


Additional Assessment



Adopted Resources



Literature Connections:



Moon Phase and Solar Eclipse? (Astronomy Edition)

Comparing Eclipses (Astronomy Edition)

Lunar Eclipse (Vol 4)

Solar Eclipse (Vol 4)



Revolution Orbit Total eclipse
Partial eclipse Umbra Penumbra
Web Resources

NASA Eclipse Website: The Eclipse Page maintained at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center has eclipse articles and maps for upcoming eclipses.


Sky and Telescope Magazine Online– gives detailed information about upcoming eclipses and tips for safely viewing solar eclipses.


Exploratorium- Total Eclipse– The Exploratorium’s web site has eclipse myths, scientific information, and photos of recent eclipses.


Mr. Eclipse: Although “Mr. Eclipse” specializes in eclipse photography, he also has information about how eclipses work, how to safely view them, and when and where to see upcoming eclipses.


Video: What’s the Difference Between a Solar and Lunar Eclipse?


ScienceCasts Video: Indonesian Total Solar Eclipse


Unit Lesson Plans


Additional Lab Activities/ Lessons



STEM Challenges/PBL


Sample 3-D Performance Tasks