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Thanksgiving Break, November 19-23, 2018

November16

Have a great Thanksgiving Break!

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November 12 – 16, 2018

November15

Objectives:

  • I am taking an assessment on how solids, liquids, and gas particles behave and how solids, liquids, and gas can lose or gain energy (phase changes).
  • I am learning how waves transfer energy without transferring matter.
  • I am learning the characteristics of electromagnetic and mechanical waves.

Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Success Starter: Bellringer questions
  • Class Activity:  
    • Input answers from the Matter Exam (Friday, 11/09) into iRespond.
    • Students will work on test corrections.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • Success Starter: Bellringer questions
  • Class Activity:
    • Unit 5 Nature of Waves Pre-Assessment
    • Input answers into iRespond
    • Waves Unit vocabulary

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • Class Activity:
    • Students will read Lessons 1-2 and complete the 2-column notes.
    • Students will complete the Lesson Reviews for Lessons 1-2

Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Class Activity:
    • Matter Part 2, notebook check
    • Students will continue with notes and lesson reviews from Wednesday

Friday, November, 16, 2018

  • Success Starter: Bellringer questions
  • Opening: Wave Motion video by FuseSchool
  • Class Activity:
    • BNSG – Waves with viewing guide
    • Work on online assignments
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November 5 – 9, 2018

November15

Objectives: 

  • I am learning how mass/matter is conserved when it changes state.
  • I am reviewing what changes will occur in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
  • I am taking an assessment on how solids, liquids, and gas particles behave and how solids, liquids, and gas can lose or gain energy (phase changes).

Monday, November 5, 2018

  • Success Starter: PrimeTime Question Review
  • Class Activity:
    • Students will us INB template to record and discuss important information about the Conservation of Mass.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

  • No School/Election Day

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

  • Class Activity:
    • Matter Self-Assessment
      • Students will assess their knowledge of the learning targets on matter using a 4-point scale.
    • Find Someone Who
      • Students will use the “Find Someone Who” format to find a classmate who can explain the matter learning targets we have been discussing.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

  • Class Activity:
    • Matter Part 2 Study Guide

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Class Activity:
    • Matter Part 2 Summative Exam

 

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October 29 – November 2, 2018

November15

Objectives

  • I am applying what I have learned about physical/chemical properties and changes.
  • I am learning about the changes that occur in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
  • I am learning how mass/matter is conserved when it changes state.

Monday, October 29, 2018

  • Success Starter: Bellringer – Physical and Chemical Changes questions
  • Opening: Gummy Bear Experiment video – s/watch video and determine if a chemical or physical change is taking place. S/will give evidence to support their claim.

 

  • Class Activity: Gallery Walk-
    • Students will view 20 pictures, determine if they show physical or chemical change. They will also give evidence to support their claim.
    • S/create a foldable for Physical and Chemical Properties/Changes

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • Success Starter: Think-Pair-Share: One student will read the objective and the other student will respond with their understanding of the objective.
  • Opening: Phenomena: Can Crusher
    • Students will watch a video of cans being crushed and then discussed the phenomena.
    • Why were the cans crushed after being heated and then put into ice water?
  • Class Activity:
    1. Discuss demonstration
    2. S/will use INB template to record and discuss important information on the states of matter.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

  • Success Starter: Matter Task Cards #3 – #4
  • Opening: StudyJams video – Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Class Activity: Oobleck Lab(CER) – What state of matter is Oobleck? Students will create Oobleck(non-Newtonian fluid) in a plastic bag.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Success Starter: Bellringer questions
  • Opening: Demo of how air expands and contracts using hot water, ice water, empty soda bottle, and a balloon. S/will perform demonstration.
  • Class Activity:
    • Discuss the demonstration:
      1. What happens to the balloon when you place it in cold water?
      2. What would happen to the balloon when you place the bottle into the hot water?
      3. What happens to the air (gas) in the bottle when you place the bottle into cold ice water/hot water?
      4. What causes this change in the gas in the bottle/balloon?

      5. What would happen to the water in the bottle if more heat was removed?

    • Students will use INB templates to record and discuss important information on Changes of State

Friday, November 2, 2018

  • Success Starter: Bellringer questions
  • Opening: BrainPop – Conservation of Mass
  • Class Activity: Conservation of Mass Inquiry Lab
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October 22-26, 2018

November1

Objective: I am learning about the changes (physical/chemical) which take place in matter.

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share Activity –  With an elbow partner, one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Opening
    • Demonstration of Physical Changes– T/have a student to come to the front of the classroom and tear a piece of paper into pieces. T/have another student try put the paper back together on the table. What did the demonstration represent?
  • Class Activity
    • S/read a quick read on Physical Changes independently.Next students will participate in a “Peer Chat.” Students will pair with another student to discuss the Independent Read on Physical Changes. During the Peer Chat discussion, the students discuss the physical changes of matter. The students are carrying on the discussion with minimal interference from the teacher.
    • INB activity to record important notes on physical changes using a fill-in the blank.

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 23-24, 2018

  • 8th grade Field Trip to the Civil Rights Museum

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share Activity –  With an elbow partner one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Opening
    • Demonstration of  Chemical Changes–Elephant Toothpaste (Street Science video)
  • Class Activity
    • S/read a quick read on Chemical Changes independently.Next students will participate in a “Peer Chat.” Students will pair with another student to discuss the Independent Read on Chemical Changes. During the Peer Chat discussion, the students discuss the chemical changes of matter. The students are carrying on the discussion with minimal interference from the teacher.
    • INB activity to record important notes on chemical changes using a fill-in the blank.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Objective: I am learning how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with different properties form.

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share Activity –  With an elbow partner one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Opening
    • To check for understanding T/ randomly select students to review the pictures by giving a claim, providing evidence and reasoning for their answers.
  • Class Activity
    • Gallery Walk – T/place images the hallway. S/individually, assess the pictures by identifying them as a physical or chemical property and physical and chemical change.

 

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October 15-19, 2018 Conference Week

October17

Objective: Discover the difference between physical and chemical properties of matter.

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Phenomena – Alka Seltzer in a Water Bottle
  • Class Assignment
    • Notes on physical and chemical properties of matter using interactive ppt

Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Class Assignment
    • Continue notes on physical and chemical properties of matter using interactive ppt
    • Demo: Density Column

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Phenomena: Get Off My Property
  • Class Assignment
    • Physical and Chemical Property of Matter Card Sort activity

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter Quad Clusters
      • Students individually identify out of 4 properties which does not belong and why.
  • Class Assignment
    • Gummy Bear Lab Day 1
      • Shows the physical properties of the Gummy Bear.

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Class Assignment
    • Gummy Bear Lab Day 2

What’s My Property: Crash Course Kids

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October 8-12, 2018

October17

Objectives: 1. Differentiate between elements, compounds, and mixtures. 2. Differentiate between heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures.

Monday, October 8, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Think-Pair-Share: With a partner, read the objective and discuss with your elbow partner your understanding of it.
  • Opening
    • Phenomena: Mystery Bead Bottle – Discuss why the beads (yellow and red) are suspended in the middle of the liquid.
  • Class Assignment
    • Quick Read on how mixtures are classified.
    • Peer Talk to discuss the reading.
    • Notes on mixtures using an interactive ppt.
    • Short video on heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Class Assignment
    • Review notes on types of mixtures
    • Tiered Activity: Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
      • Students will work in groups to sort the cards into categories: Elements, Compound, Mixtures

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (End of 1st 9-weeks)

  • Success Starter
    • Bellringer questions
  • Opening
    • Whiteboard activity
      • Students will be shown a series of pictures to classify as Element, Compound, or Mixture.
      • Students will work with a partner and write E, C, M on the whiteboard.
  • Class Assignment
    • Discuss and record important information on types of mixtures – solutions, suspensions, and colloids.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Early Release

  • 8th grade testing – PSAT

Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Opening
    • Go over rules for the Stations Lab activity
  • Class Assignment
    • Students will rotate through stations 1-10.
    • Students will identify each substance as an element, compound or mixture.
      • If the substance is a mixture, indicate the type of mixture (heterogeneous or homogeneous).
      • Students give a reason for their classification by explaining using vocabulary and characteristics of how mixtures are classified.
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October 1-5, 2018

October7

Objective: Differentiate between elements, molecules, compounds and mixtures.

Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Think-Pair-Share: With an elbow partner one student read the learning question and the other student respond with their understanding of the learning question.
  • Class Activity:
    1. Give each pair of students a bag containing either the mixture or the compound.
    2. Ask them to separate the substance on the table
  • Quick Read: S/read a Quick Read on how matter is classified.
  • Peer Talk – With a partner, s/discuss the Quick Read on how matter is classified
  • Students watch a short video clip on how matter is classified (elements, compounds and mixtures).
  • Students take notes using an interactive PPT on how matter is classified.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  • StudyJams video: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
  • Continue with notes from interactive ppt on how matter is classified.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Computer Lab
    • Students work on online assignments .

Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • Review difference between elements, compounds, and mixtures
  • Lego Activity:
    • Using Legos, students create and/or build elements, compounds, and mixtures.
    • On a foldable, students will draw pictures of their element, compound and mixture.

Friday, October 5, 2018

  • StudyJams video: Mixtures
  • Separating Mixtures Virtual Lab
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Conference Week, October 15-19, 2018

October7

Please go to the website below to sign up for a conference time:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4ea4a72daafa7-conference

 

 

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Sept. 17-21, 2018

September18

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to identify metals, nonmetals, and metalloids on the periodic table. Students will be able to compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties.  Students will be able to describe how elements are organized and grouped on the periodic table.

  • StudyJams video: The Periodic Table
  • Review notes on metals, nonmetals, and metalloids
  • Students record important information about families on the Periodic Table using the note-taking guide.
  • Students will label the families on the Periodic Table
  • HW: study for upcoming summative exam; work on the online assignment

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Objective: Students will be able to describe how elements are organized and grouped on the periodic table.

  • Computer Lab: work on online assignments
  • HW:  study for upcoming summative exam

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Objective: Students will prepare for an assessment on atoms, to recognize and organize the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • ClassLab activity: Monster Quiz
  • Students will continue recording information about the families on the Periodic Table.
  • Begin class review for upcoming exam
  • HW: study for upcoming exam

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Objective: Students will prepare for an assesssment on atoms, to recognize and organize the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • Kahoot! review game
  • Continue with review in preparation for exam
  • HW: prepare for tomorrow’s exam

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge on atoms and the elements on the Periodic Table.

  • Intro to Matter, Atoms, and Periodic Table Exam
  • Notebook Check II

 

Have a great Fall Break!!!!

 

 

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