Week of April 23rd

HANDOUTS AND RESOURCES LOCATED ON “UNIT 6 – EARTH, MOON, SUN” PAGE.

STANDARDS

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

GRADED

*No Retakes on Formatives*

Monday, April 23 – Moon Phases Formative

Wednesday, April 25  Eclipse Formative

Friday, April 27  Earth, Moon, Sun Summative Assessment

  • Study guide given in class and located under Unit 6 Resources.

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday:

  • Moon Phase Quiz
  • Seasons Remediation (score 70 or below on CER)
  • Seasons Enrichment (above a 70 on CER)

Tuesday: 

  • Eclipse Modeling and Notes
  • Crash Course Video
  • Eclipse Practice

Wednesday: 

  • Eclipse Review
  • Eclipse Formative Assessment

Thursday: 

  • Seasons, Moon Phases, and Eclipses Review
  • Review Study Guide

Friday: 

  • Earth, Moon, Sun Summative

HOMEWORK

Monday: Study for eclipse formative

Tuesday: Study for eclipse formative

Wednesday: Study Guide

Thursday: Study Guide

Friday: None

Week of April 16th

HANDOUTS AND RESOURCES LOCATED ON “UNIT 6 – EARTH, MOON, SUN” PAGE.

Standards

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

GRADED

*No Retakes on Formatives*

Tuesday, April 17 – Seasons CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) Formative

Monday, April 23 – Moon Phases Formative

Upcoming: Earth, Moon, Sun Summative Assessment Friday, April 27th. Study guide given in class and located under Unit 6 Resources.

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Tuesday: 

  • Seasons CER Formative Assessment
  • Moon Phases and Eclipses Pre-Test

Wednesday: 

  • Moon Phases Practice

Thursday: 

  • Does a full moon make people crazy?
  • Going Through a Phase activity
  • Work on Moon Phases Diagram
  • 3D Modeling of Moon Phases

Friday: 

  • Take notes on Moon Phases
  • Make a 2D Model of Moon Phases (use this to help study for Monday’s formative assessment)

HOMEWORK

Monday: Study for Seasons CER

Tuesday: None

Wednesday: Study Moon Phases

Thursday: Study Moon Phases

Friday: Study Moon Phases

Week of April 9th

Handouts and Resources Located on “Unit 6 – Earth, Moon, Sun” Page.

STANDARDS

S6E2. 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.

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK and GRADED

Due to the Milestone’s this week, the schedule is different each day.  All classes will be working on a Season’s Lab and will complete a graded assignment at the conclusion of the lab.

*UPDATE – The graded assignment mentioned above will be a CER (Claim-Evidence-Reasoning) on Seasons. Students are able to use their notes/handouts. This is a formative grade – no retakes.  First Period will complete this on Tuesday, April 17th.

HOMEWORK

None This Week

Week of March 26th

STANDARDS

S6E4. d. Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornadoes and thunderstorms.

S6E4. e. Analyze and interpret weather data to explain the effects of moisture evaporating from the ocean on weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes.

S6E2. 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.

GRADED

Wednesday, March 28th – Weather Summative Assessment

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday –

Tuesday-

Wednesday – 

  • Weather Summative Assessment

Thursday – Friday – 

  • Students will analyze data while listening to the book Arctic Light, Arctic Nights.

HOMEWORK

Monday – Tuesday – Study for Weather Summative

Wednesday – None

Thursday – None

Friday – Complete remediation sheet if retaking the weather test; otherwise, no homework

Week of March 19

STANDARDS

S6E4. c. develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotations of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.

S6E4. d. Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornadoes and thunderstorms.

S6E4. e. Analyze and interpret weather data to explain the effects of moisture evaporating from the ocean on weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes.

GRADED

Monday – Read pages 496-503, write a five-question summary, and answer questions 1-11 on page 503. This is due Wednesday if you were here Monday.  If you were absent Monday, this is due Thursday.

Thursday, March 22 – Due to the overall scores on the Air Pressure and Local Wind formative last Thursday, we reviewed the material on Tuesday in class, and students will take the formative Thursday.

Upcoming –

  • Wednesday, March 28, Weather Summative Assessment
    • Retakes offered Friday, March 30 before school at 8:10 or during class.

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday –

  • Read pages 496 – 503 on Severe Weather
  • Write a 5-sentence summary
  • Answer questions 1-11 on Page 503

Tuesday-

Wednesday – 

  • Global winds diagram and video
  • Fronts practice

Thursday- 

Thursday – Friday –

  • Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

 

HOMEWORK

Monday – If not finished in class, read pages 496-503.  Write a five-sentence summary and answer questions 1-11 on page 503.

Tuesday – Wednesday – Study Air Pressure and Local Wind Notes

Thursday – Study Air Mass and Fronts Notes (Organizer and foldable from Thursday)

Friday – Work on study guide –> 2018_WEATHER STUDY GUIDE

Week of March 12th

STANDARDS

S6E4. c. develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotations of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.

S6E4. d. Construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and meteorological events such as tornadoes and thunderstorms.

GRADED

Monday, March 12 – Atmosphere and Unequal Heating Test (Summative)

Retakes Wednesday, March 14 at 8:10 am or during class.

Remediation Sheet must be completed and signed – Remediation Sheet Atmosphere and Unequal Heating

Thursday, March 15 – Air Pressure and Local Wind Check – Formative

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday –

Tuesday and Wednesday

Thursday and Friday – 

I am out both days at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Atlanta. You will complete the following –

  1. Air Pressure and Local Wind Check – Formative Grade
  2. Read Chapter 16.2 – Air Masses and Fronts
    • Complete the organizer while reading
  3. Fronts Foldable
  4. Air Pressure and Fronts Practice (if time)

Work needs to be completed by Monday.

*Please bring colored pencils and a glue stick*

HOMEWORK

Monday – None

Tuesday – Friday – 

  • Review Notes/Handouts from class each day
  • All work from this week needs to be completed by Monday

Week of March 5th

STANDARDS

S6E4. a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases

S6E4. b. Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to air, land and water at different rates.

GRADED

Tuesday, March 6 – Atmosphere Quiz

Upcoming – 

Monday, March 12 – Atmosphere and Unequal Heating Test (Summative)

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Check out the Unit 5 Climate and Weather page for resources/handouts!

Monday –

  • Begin brainstorming/planning how you are going to test the heating rates of land, water, and air.

Tuesday – 

Wednesday –

Thursday – 

  • Review for test on Monday

Friday – 

  • Finish Lab

 

HOMEWORK

Monday –

  • Study for Atmosphere Quiz

Tuesday – Friday –

 

Week of February 26

STANDARDS

S6E3. d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the cause and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

S6E4. a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases

GRADED

Tuesday, February 27th – Ocean Motion Summative (Waves, Tides, and Currents)

Friday, March 2 – Ocean Motion Retakes before school at 8:00 or during class if unavailable before school. You must complete test corrections to retake.

You must include the following for each missed question:

  • Write the correct answer in a complete sentence.
  • Explain why you got the answer wrong.

Upcoming – 

Monday, March 5 – Atmosphere Quiz (formative)

  • Study the following (Quizlet on Unit 5 Resource Page)
    • Composition of Atmosphere
    • 4 Main layers
    • Where/What the ozone layer is
    • increasing/decreasing temperatures in each layer
    • where you would find weather balloons, weather/clouds, meteors burning, aurora, etc.
    • What happens to air pressure as you increase in altitude

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Check out the Unit 5 Climate and Weather page for resources/handouts!

Monday –

  • Review for ocean motion test
    • go over tides and currents quiz
    • review study guide – answer key –> 
    • play “I have, who has”

Tuesday – 

Wednesday – 

  • Review Earth’s Atmosphere Article
  • Earth’s Amazing Atmosphere Activity

Thursday – 

  • Go over Ocean Motion test
  • Review Earth’s Amazing Activity

HOMEWORK

Monday – Study for Ocean Motion test tomorrow

Tuesday – Finish reading article on Earth’s Atmosphere

Wednesday – Finish # 1- 8 on Earth’s Amazing Atmosphere

Thursday – Study for Monday’s quiz (see above under graded section)

 

 

Important Information to revisit over the break…

  • We are in need of hand sanitizer, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, and Band-aids.  If you can help, please send them in!  Thank you so much!

 

  • Cell Phones should be kept in your lockers.  According to the county student handbook, “Students shall not use, display, or turn on communication beepers, cellular phones, video
    phones, or electronic devices during instructional time, class change time, breakfast or lunch.” There will be consequences issued for the inappropriate use of devices during class.  If a specific class requests devices be brought in, teacher’s will tell the students ahead of time.  Devices are not required to be successful at school.

 

  • Do not bring toys to class (slime, rubix cubes, cars/skateboards, etc). These are becoming a distraction and problem and need to be left at home.

 

  • If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up all work (non-graded and graded).  Most resources for my class are located under the “what we are doing” section of the blog for the respective week.

 

  • Please follow the link to the cobb county web page.  Scroll down on the website and on the right side you will see the information on the public review of learning resources up for adoption.

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