May 14 – 18

***Summative RETAKE will be on Monday, May 21, at 8:15 am.

Astronomy REVIEW for Summative on Wednesday:

Geocentric vs. Heliocentric:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp19n

Position of the Universe:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp53w

Big Bang vs. Steady State: https://quizlet.com/_4vp1nz

Gravity & Inertia:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp0vl

Planets:  https://quizlet.com/_4voz6f

https://jeopardylabs.com/done/6th-grade-astronomy-review>

2018 Planet Data practice-1fj8vre –  These are higher level QUESTIONS that you can practice with for your Summative.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. TUTORING on TUESDAY this week @ 8:20 am.
  2. Check Astronomy Tab for resources to aid in learning.

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.
c. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms
of:

  • size relative to Earth,
  • surface and atmospheric features,
  • relative distance from the sun, and
  • ability to support life.

d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar system.

e.  Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

 

ASSESSMENTS:

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  • Mon., May 14 – Science S.L.O. end of year test
  • Wed., May 16 –  SUMMATIVE Test over the Solar System and Universe – (last one).  ***RETAKE will be on Monday, May 21, at 8:15 am

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY & TUESDAY –STUDY  for your Summative Test on Wednesday.  Use the Quizlets above, review your Study Guide & notes.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday – Earth Science S.L.O. Test
  • Tuesday – Review for Summative
  • Wednesday  –  SUMMATIVE Test over the Solar System and Universe
  • Thursday-  Olympic Day!
  • Friday – Some classes/students will need to finish their Summative Test today.  Begin Energy Activity.

Quizlets Review

Plus, check out the tabs above for Astronomy and other topics if needed:

Earth Science concepts for S.L.O. on Monday:  

https://quizlet.com/_4voxac

https://quizlet.com/_4vouxw

https://quizlet.com/_4vovek

 

Astronomy concepts for Summative:

Geocentric vs. Heliocentric:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp19n

Position of the Universe:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp53w

Big Bang vs. Steady State: https://quizlet.com/_4vp1nz

Gravity & Inertia:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp0vl

Planets:  https://quizlet.com/_4voz6f

 

May 7 – 11

***Purple Planet Graphic Organizer KEY below in the Classwork section for you to check.

Science Stations:

Watch It! – Comets, Meteors, & Asteroids video clip

Research It! – https://bit.ly/1HHn0wp

 

 

Links for Planet G.O.:

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/overview/

The Planets of the Solar System

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/switch-a-roo/en/ – GAME

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. TUTORING on TUESDAY this week @ 8:20 am.
  2. Check Astronomy Tab for resources to aid in learning.

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.
c. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms
of:

  • size relative to Earth,
  • surface and atmospheric features,
  • relative distance from the sun, and
  • ability to support life.

d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar system.

e.  Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

 

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Tuesday – Formative on Article & Questions over Gravity & Inertia
  • Wed., May 16 –  SUMMATIVE Test over the Solar System and Universe – (last one).
  • Mon., May 14 – Science S.L.O. end of year test

HOMEWORK:

2018 Study guide-1atobdj – Study Guide copy

  • MONDAY  – THURSDAY – Work on and complete your Study Guide – due Friday.  STUDY  for your Summative Test 15-20 minutes each night.
  • FRIDAY – Review your prior tests, etc. for S.L.O. Test (end of year) on Monday, May 14.  STUDY for your Summative Test on Wed., May 16

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Review Friday’s Quiz and begin working on Planets Graphic Organizer Sheet.
  • Tuesday – Complete Planets Graphic Organizer Sheet.
  • Wednesday  –  Finish Solar System Graphic Organizer  and practice with Mystery Planets activity.  2017 Planet Graphic Organizer KEY-2i2zrv0
  • Thursday- Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors – begin stations
  • Friday – Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Stations

 

 

 

April 30 – May 4

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. STEM Night is this Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Come on out as a family and see what it is all about!
  2. Check Astronomy Tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class.
  3. TUTORING on TUESDAY this week @ 8:20 am.

STANDARD:

S6E1:  a. Ask questions to determine changes in models of Earth’s position in the solar system, and origins of the universe as evidence that scientific theories change with the addition of new information.
(Clarification statement: Students should consider Earth’s position in geocentric and heliocentric models and the Big Bang as it describes the formation of the universe.)

b. Develop a model to represent the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and in the known universe.

 

 

ASSESSMENTS:

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY  – Check your answers for today’s handout here:  Heliocentric Model and Geocentric Mode Compare and Contrast answer key-2299itt.  Study these notes for Quiz on Friday.
  • TUESDAY – Study Venn Diagram notes from today’s class.
  • WEDNESDAY – Study your notes for Quiz on Friday.  Complete Remediation Sheet for RETAKE on Summative tomorrow, if needed.
  • THURSDAY – Study for your Formative Quiz tomorrow over Helio/Geo centric theories and the Position of the Universe.
  • FRIDAY – None.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Finish Summative Test and compare/contrast Helio/Geo theories handout.
  • Tuesday-Big Bang vs. Steady State Venn Diagram. Remediation Sheet for Summative given.
  • Wednesday  – Position in the Universe – Ppt. notes
  • Thursday- Position in the Universe – sidewalk chalk/ practice putting in correct order.
  • Friday – Formative Quiz over  Helio/Geo centric theories and the Position of the Universe.

4/23 – 4/27

2018_EMS_Study Guide KEY-1a88qw2    Key for Study Guide

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. STEM Night is coming…  May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Come on out as a family and see what it is all about.  Flier going home. Write it on the calendar.

  2. Check Earth, Moon, and Sun Tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class.

  3. TUTORING on TUESDAY this week @ 8:15 am.

STANDARD:

S6E2

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.

 

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Monday – Moon Phases formative assessment – shading the moon phases and labeling correctly.
  • Wednesday – Eclipses formative assessment (remember we have already covered this earlier in the year during the actual solar eclipse that we experienced.)
  • Friday – Summative Assessment on seasons, moon phases, and eclipses.

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY  – Look over your notes to prepare for your Eclipses formative on Wednesday.  Work on Study Guide:  2018_EMS_Study Guide-12r8kmx – due Thursday.
  • TUESDAY – Study for your Eclipses Formative Quiz tomorrow.  Work on Study Guide.  Moon Phases and Eclipses Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/_3efpvc
  • WEDNESDAY – Complete Study Guide – due tomorrow.
  • THURSDAY – Study for your SUMMATIVE Assessment tomorrow over Seasons, Moon Phases, and Eclipses.
  • FRIDAY – None.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Moon Phases formative quiz.
  • Tuesday- Eclipses Review for Quiz.
  • Wednesday  – Eclipses Formative Quiz.
  • Thursday- Review for Summative Test tomorrow.
  • Friday – Summative Test.

4/16 – 4/20

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Check Earth, Moon, and Sun Tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class.
  2. No tutoring this week, due to GA Milestones for 7th and 8th grades.

STANDARD:

  • S6E2c. Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.
  • S6E2a. Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • SEASONS formative assessment Tuesday April 17

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY  – Look over your notes to prepare for your Seasons CER (paragraph writing using notes).
  • TUESDAY/- No homework.
  • WEDNESDAY – Watch moon phases video on blog to review  concepts from class:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24dypHIhXmc  Review Moon Phases models/diagrams for a formative assessment.
  • THURSDAY – Review your moon phases notes.
  • FRIDAY – Study for your Moon Phases formative on Monday..

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Review seasons.  Students received “The Reasons for the Seasons” handout.
  • Tuesday- Seasons Formative (CER) – 20 minutes.  Moon Phases Handout; Human 3-D model.
  • Wednesday  – Phases of the Moon handout
  • Thursday- Moon Phases EdHelper article and questions (formative)
  • Moon Phases Formative Assessment is scheduled for Monday.

April 9 – 13

  1. Always check Earth, Moon, and Sun Tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class
  2. No tutoring this week, due to GA Milestones.
  3. HOMEROOM: please bring in a basic four function calculator with % and square root by April 10 to use during milestone testing.

STANDARD:

  • S6E2c. Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • SEASONS formative assessment Monday April 16

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – THURSDAY – No homework.  Get rest, eat a good breakfast, come prepared to take your milestone tests.
  • FRIDAY – review your seasons notes / labs for a formative assessment on Monday

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Arctic Light, Arctic Nights book read aloud and daylight and temperature data collected.  Cleaned out weather assignments from notebook and placed in folder.  
  • Tuesday –1st, 2nd, 3rd periods – Direct vs Indirect Sunlight Lab
  • Wednesday 3rd period Earth Science review board games  6th and 7th periods – direct vs indirect sunlight lab
  • Thursday – 1st, 2nd, 3rd periods – human seasons lab activity
  • Friday – 3rd period Earth Science review board games 6th and 7th periods – human seasons lab activity

March 26 – 30

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology

Announcements:

Standard:  S6E4

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

Assessments:

Wednesday-Friday – Paragraph writing with Rubric for the Weather Summative.  *No Retake.

Homework:

Monday –Work on Study Guide you received last Friday.  Complete by Tuesday.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday  – Review your notes for paragraph writing for your Weather Summative.  Bring your devices for Friday’s activity.

CLASSWORK:

 

March 19 – 23

Announcements:

Standard:  S6E4

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

Assessments:

Tuesday – Air Pressure and Winds (local & global) Formative Quiz (for those who did not score 80% or better on the Checkpoint last week).

***Friday – Air Masses and Fronts Formative Quiz

3/28/18 – the following Wednesday, is the planned Weather Summative Test.

 

Homework:

Monday – Study for the Air Pressure and Winds (local & global) Formative tomorrow.  Work on  “How does Sea Surface Temperature Affect Hurricane Development?” activity handout – Optional Enrichment Activity.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday  – Review your notes for 15 minutes each day over air masses & fronts for Quiz on Friday.  Air Masses & Fronts ***QUIZLET:  https://quizlet.com/_4mqcad

Friday – Study your Storm notes for Weather Summative next Wednesday.

CLASSWORK:

 

March 12 – 16

Announcements:

Standard: 

  • S6E4a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases. (Clarification statement: Earth’s atmospheric layers include the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere.)
  • S6E4b. Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to air, land and water at different rates. (Clarification statement: Heat transfer should include the processes of conduction, convection, and radiation.)
  • S6E4c. Develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of the Earth that causes local and global wind systems.

Assessments:

Layers of the Atmosphere and Unequal Heating Summative Assessment on Tuesday, 3/13/18.

Thursday – Checkpoint over Local Winds and Air Pressure/Density/Temperature relationship.

 

Homework:

Monday – Study for the Summative Assessment tomorrow.  Check your answers here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday – Friday – Review your notes for 15 minutes each day on winds and air pressure for a formative next week.  Checkpoint on Thursday over Local Winds and how temperature/density/air pressure relate.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Review for Layers of the Atmosphere and Unequal Heating Summative Test
  • Tuesday – Layers of the Atmosphere and Unequal Heating Summative Assessment; Read Air Pressure and Wind article with questions.
  • Wednesday – Local Winds and Air Pressure Notes / Demos
  • Air Pressure – Density – Temperature Relationship-rttyl0
  • Thursday – Global Winds Activity
  • Friday -Air Masses Diagram and Practice and if time, Weather Fronts Foldable and Practice