Week of January 22nd

 Please bring a device that can record video on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Also, please download the “PANOPTO” app at home.  See icon below to see what it looks like-

iTunes Store               Google Play


For Friday – please bring in a shoe box (cardboard) and modeling clay (air-dry works best) for our ocean floor models! Students will be working in pairs, so coordinate with your partner on supplies! Students will choose partners on Monday.  If you do not purchase clay, you can get creative and use any other material you would like!

Where to buy clay –

Michaels $6.99

Walmart $5.27

Target $4.99

Hobby Lobby $4.19

**Sometimes you can get good coupons to Hobby Lobby and Michaels!


STANDARDS

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of
water in Earth processes.

c. Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition,
location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

GRADED

Wednesday, January 24th – Paper Slide Video for Ocean Composition

HOMEWORK

Monday – Study Ocean Composition Notes

Tuesday – Work on video script/pictures, if needed. Bring devices tomorrow to record – make sure you have downloaded the Panopto app!

Wednesday – None

Thursday – Study ocean floor notes.  Bring Shoebox tomorrow!

Friday  Study ocean floor notes

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday – Ocean Composition Notes

Tuesday – Paper Slide Video – Ocean Composition

Wednesday – Paper Slide Video – Ocean Composition

Thursday– Ocean Floor Exploration; Ocean Floor Notes

Friday– Ocean Floor Notes; Ocean Floor Model

Week of January 15th

Please read! Blog has been updated due to the two snow days!


Please bring a device that can record video on Monday and Tuesday next week. Also, please download the “PANOPTO” app.  See icon below to see what it looks like-

iTunes Store               Google Play


STANDARDS

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of
water in Earth processes.

c. Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition,
location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

GRADED

Upcoming –

Tuesday, January 23rd – Paper Slide Video for Ocean Composition

HOMEWORK

Tuesday – None

Wednesday – None

Thursday – None

Friday  Study Ocean Composition Notes

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Tuesday – Ocean Location and Composition Questioning Activity

Wednesday – No School

Thursday– No School

Friday– Ocean Composition Notes; revisit questions on location and composition from Tuesday

Week of January 8th

STANDARDS

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of
water in Earth processes.

a.  Ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes,
swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at
each location.
b.  Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric
conditions that lead to the cycling of water.

GRADED

Friday – Water Cycle and Distribution Quiz

HOMEWORK

Tuesday – Study Water Distribution pie chart and vocabulary

Wednesday – Study Water Distribution pie chart and vocabulary, and water cycle notes.

Thursday – Study Water Distribution pie chart and vocabulary, and water cycle notes.

Friday  None

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Tuesday – Water Distribution Entrance Ticket; Brainstorming how to make a water cycle model with given materials.

Wednesday – Water Cycle Notes – Bring devices, please! Non-graded Water Cycle Exit Ticket

Thursday– Students that score an 80% or higher on the (non-graded) exit ticket from Wednesday will play a game exploring the Cholera Epidemic of London in 1854.  Students scoring below an 80% on the exit ticket will work in small groups or individually to remediate learning on the water cycle and/or water distribution.

Friday– Water Cycle and Water Distribution Quiz; ocean map question writing activity

Week of January 1st

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

STANDARDS

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of
water in Earth processes.

a.  Ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes,
swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at
each location.
b.  Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric
conditions that lead to the cycling of water.

GRADED

No Graded Work this week.

HOMEWORK

Thursday – Get a composition notebook by Monday, January 8th.

Friday  

  • Get a composition notebook by Monday, January 8th.
  • Complete (to the best of your ability) the water distribution pie charts.

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Thursday– Review Rules and Procedures and taking the Water Cycle and Distribution Pre-Test

Friday– Demo/Discussion of water distribution and completing pie charts to represent the data.

Week of December 18

Unit 3 Retake on Tuesday at 8:15.  (Retake offered during class if you cannot make it in the morning.)

STANDARDS

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is
formed.

f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

S6E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of
water in Earth processes.

b. Plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun’s energy in atmospheric
conditions that lead to the cycling of water

GRADED

Monday– Plate Tectonics C-E-R corrections.  This grade will go into Synergy as its own assignment, it will not replace the original C-E-R grade.

Tuesday – Unit 3 Test Retake. This grade will replace the original test grade.

HOMEWORK

Monday – Study, if you are retaking the Unit 3 test.

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday – 

  • If you scored lower than an 80% on the CER and/or Unit 3 Test –
    • CER and Test Corrections
  • If you scored an 80% or higher on the CER and Unit 3 Test –
    • Building an earthquake resistant structure

Tuesday – Unit 3 Retake or continue building an earthquake resistant structure

Wednesday – Incredible Journey [water cycle] Activity

Week of December 11

Google Question (due Friday)

What was the largest earthquake in the world from 12/1/17 – 12/10/17? Include date, magnitude, location, and type of plate boundary.

Unit 3 Quizizz Review:

STANDARDS

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is
formed.

f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

GRADED

Tuesday– Earthquake and Volcano C-E-R

Friday – Unit 3 Test (Layers of the Earth, Continental Drift, and Plate Tectonics)

HOMEWORK

Tuesday – Wednesday: Work on study guide for the unit test –  Unit 3 Study Guide

Thursday – Study for test

Quizlets located on the Quizlets Page

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Tuesday – Plate Boundary C-E-R. Plate Tectonic Virtual Lab (extension) Plate Tectonics

Wednesday – Plate Tectonics Notes – Organizer Plate Boundary_OL and Plate Tectonics PPT

Thursday – Check Study Guide and play review games Unit 3 Study Guide ANSWERS

Friday –  Unit 3 Test

Week of Dec 4

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STANDARDS

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is
formed.

g. Construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.

f. Construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates, called plate tectonics, can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

 

GRADED

Monday – Continental Drift Quiz

Thursday – Continental Drift Retake Quiz

Friday – C-E-R (claim, evidence, reasoning) on plate boundaries

**Upcoming – Unit Test (Summative), Thursday, December 14th**

HOMEWORK

Monday – None

Tuesday – None

Wednesday – Finish plotting earthquakes and volcanoes.

Thursday – None

Friday – Work on study guide for unit test – Unit 3 Study Guide

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday – Continental Drift Quiz

Tuesday – Earthquake and Volcano Plotting activity

Wednesday – Earthquake and Volcano Plotting and Convection Currents Demo/Organizer

Thursday – Plate Boundary Article and Questions

Friday –  Plate Boundary C-E-R

Week of November 27

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STANDARDS

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is
formed.

a. Ask questions to compare and contrast the Earth’s crust, mantle, inner and outer core,
including temperature, density, thickness, and composition.

g. Construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.

GRADED

Tuesday – Layers of the Earth Quiz

Thursday – Layers of the Earth Retake Quiz

**Upcoming – Continental Drift Quiz on Monday, December 4**

HOMEWORK

Monday – Study for layers of the Earth quiz

Tuesday – Study for continental drift quiz on Monday, December 4

Wednesday – Study for continental drift quiz on Monday, December 4

Thursday – Study for continental drift quiz on Monday, December 4

Friday – Study for continental drift quiz on Monday, December 4

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

**Visit the Continental Drift page to get copies of handouts and resources.**

Monday – Review for layers of the Earth

Tuesday – Layers of the Earth Quiz and Continental Drift article and questions

Wednesday – Pangea Puzzle – Bring colored pencils and glue sticks

Thursday – Pangea Puzzle and Analyzing Evidence

Friday –  Continental Drift (Summarizing Notes) and C-E-R

AC Week of November 13

STANDARDS

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is
formed.

a. Ask questions to compare and contrast the Earth’s crust, mantle, inner and outer core,
including temperature, density, thickness, and composition.

GRADED

Monday – Save the Soil Summative (required if you scored below a 70% on the group/self rating scales)

Friday – layers of the Earth Quiz (formative) retakes will be offered Tuesday, November when we return from break.

HOMEWORK

Monday – Study for layers of the Earth formative assessment Friday

Tuesday – Finish research on Earth’s layers; Study for layers of the Earth formative assessment Friday

Wednesday – Study for layers of the Earth formative assessment Friday

Thursday – Study for layers of the Earth formative assessment Friday

Friday – None

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS WEEK

Monday – Begin layers of the Earth lesson

Tuesday – BYOD – Researching layers of the Earth

Wednesday – Finish research and work on structure of another planet

Thursday – Summarizing notes on layers of the Earth

Friday – Quiz (formative); finish research on the structure of another planet – share results with class.

1st Period – Week of November 6th

Standards

S6E5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is
formed.

h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of
weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.

a. Ask questions to compare and contrast the Earth’s crust, mantle, inner and outer core,
including temperature, density, thickness, and composition.

Graded

**Students completed the Soil Investigation Lab Conclusion last Thursday.  This was a formative grade and no retakes will be allowed since it was open note.  If a student did not do as well as they would have liked, they can complete the additional activity which will not replace the grade, but be an additional grade that will go in the grade book.  This activity is to be completed in class only; it will be due Friday, November 10th.**  This activity is available to any students wishing to complete an additional assignment.

Thursday – Soil Formation, Composition, and Conservation Test (Summative Grade)

  • Retakes will be on Monday, November 13th during class.
  • Students must complete the Test Corrections and Reflection Sheet for the retake –> Test Corrections and Reflection

Homework

Monday – Wednesday:

Friday – Read pages 190 – 193 in the textbook.  Add this research to your “Journey to the Center of the Earth” packet!

What we are doing

Monday – We will be in Computer Lab 518 with the counselors for a Career Cruising Lesson.

Tuesday – No School

Wednesday – Review study guide, 10.4, and review for Thursday’s test.

Thursday – Soil Test

Friday – Read pages 190 – 193 in the textbook.