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Please find the various documents that were discussed in class and sent home (parent letter, pledge form).
1. Parent letter
2. Pledge Form
3. Policies and Standards (classroom related)
Policies and Procedures
Doodle Bots Activity
Here some doodle bots: Enjoy!
Pledge Form signature due
Organize science notebook
HW for Tuesday: Personalize the first page in your science notebook
All about safety- review how to act safely in the science lab. Take the quiz.
Safety quiz, chromebook procedures
The Cell- 1. Living or nonliving?
Organisms- Structures- Cells- Organelles
In order to prepare your first investigation the scientific method is reviewed
Scientific Method Contd.; Focus The Variables
Redesign the plant experiment. Come up with a different question. see ppt from yesterday
Discussion of another investigation/example , practice identifying the variables, Take a quiz.
Posters of the 'VARIABLES' here; CV, MV/IV, RV/DV
Characteristics of Life http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/ChristinaB/Characteristics of Living Things.pptx
Parts of a microscope- handout in class
First practices with microscope- capture the image
Collect samples for specimen to investigate
Start investigation 1
Log into STEMSCOPES; see 1. Investigation
Observe specimen, finish paper for first investigation; It will be graded (90%). Do you best.
continue from yesterday
HW for Monday- Finish 1. through 9. on handout
Write the C-E-R, Here is the ppt. we used in class. You can also log into the STEMSCOPES site if you need the rubric, the handout etc.
Uni and Multicellular Organisms
Research; Activity 3 in STEMSCOPES, group work, due with presentation on Friday
Use these links!
HOMEWORK for Monday (you can start today) STEMSCOPES- Stemscopedia- Reflect
This is a reading piece. Answer the questions online and submit online.
Poster project including presentations are due on Monday, October 10th
Poster project due
Reading assignment submitted
Reading assignment (Stemscopedia) extended until Wednesday
Read Science A, B, or C on StemScopedia, submit answers
Feedback on 'Cells Equal Living'; 'Redos' until next Wednesday (10/19)
Special Day: Ms. Foels will speak to the class about college bound scholarships
STEMSCOPEDIA- discussion of anticipation guide
Transfer definitions of new vocab words from STEMSCOPEDIA into science notebook (vocab section)
use the Video glossary of the STEMSCOPES site (in 'Learning Resources')
You will need earbuds.
HW: Complete the assignment if not finished in class
Here are the words; http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/ChristinaB/Unit 1- Cells,vocab.pptx
We reviewed the new vocab words.
Classification activity was prepared: cut out cell cards
The cards have to be sorted into a system (could be Venn diagram). Copy the classification your group came up with. Write an explanation why the diagram was made this way.
10-19; last days for Redos (poster, Cell investigation)
10-24+ 25: Review the concepts of this cell unit; play the concept review game; Go to StemScope and see what was uploaded for these two days
Take three quizzes
New Unit: Anatomy of Cells
Today we will complete introductory activities; Handouts are in class.
Sorting/Classifying activity: Plants/ Animals/ Cells
Materials are in class. The goal is to make a table and organize all cut out items on it.
Review last assessments: Cells.
11-2: Redo MC and Open Ended quiz. If you are absent today you can take these quizzes at home until tomorrow night. use the 'WWW', notes, textbooks etc. to find answers :-)
Feedback on quizzes, Demo of quiz taking strategies
Sample CER; see also ppt: http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/ChristinaB/CellsC-E-R.pptx
Functions of Cells- discussion, see ppt for notes
Do 2 in StemScopes; Designing a system. Group project
Presentations on Monday 11/14 :-)
Complete the system
11/15: Present the system your group completed to the class
11/16: Finish presentations; Review Game, Vocabulary work on StemScopes site
11/17: Introduction DO 3; Investigation about plant and animal cells; Notes that were provided are on the ppt below
11/18: Investigation DO 3, see StemScopes
11/21: Complete the observations today! Find those cells!!
11/22: Data Analysis; CER: Goal: Hand in the completed handout at the end of the period :-)
If handout is not completed yet it is due on Monday, November 28th (HW)!
11/28: Review cell organelles (handout)
11/29: Read Stemscopedia and complete the handout THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF CELLS
11/30: Matching activity- organelles and functions
12/1: Review and practice cell organelles and their functions (prep for assessments)
See uploads on StemScopedia website
see ppt we used the last couple of days:
12/2/ CER Practice , see ppt.
Review and practice: Anatomy of Cell. The goal is to prepare yourself for the quizzes.
Feedback is provided on the last investigation: Animal vs Plant Cell. Any 'redo' work has to be submitted by Monday, December 12th.
Take MC and OE quizzes
Feedback on MC and open ended quiz, redos due in one week
Start: Body Systems- Prior Knowledge Activity: imagine to take a desktop computer apart (worksheet)
Feedback on last CER; RE-Do started in class. We discussed some excellent examples.
Redos are due on Monday.
Discussion on body systems
Do 1- Stemscopes: Name that System
Complete all ten stations, complete the handout, hand it in
Feedback, Discussion DO1; relationship between various body sytems
Fun Demo/Activity Day
Read StemScopedia (Body Systems), Write down new vocabulary and their definitions
Various exercises for better understanding of the Levels Of Organization of Life
Worksheets are provided in class
We also look at a crosscut of a carrot and a celery stem
Further practice: level of Organization of life, worksheet + graphic organizer provided in class
January 11, possibly through the 13th
I-Ready math testing
Earbuds and a book needed! No phone necessary. Leave it in your locker.
Content Video 1+2 and answer the questions; submit for DW
Graphic organizer Body systems (blue handout)
Watch SCIENCE TODAY (Stemscopes);
Read GETTING ORGANIZED and submit answers to questions online
Review/Discussion about previous days
Preparing the Investigation, Do 3
Complete the blinking test, data table, graph the data
Data analysis, CER
Papers due on FRIDAY LATEST
Review of unit: Body systems
1. Guided practice-WS, work with partner
Independent Practice- Body System, this worksheet is on Stemscopes. copy the sentences, find the answer to the riddle,
Attention: August 21, 2017 will experience a total solar eclipse!! Plan accordingly, inform yourself on the NASA website or else
Practice Quiz, review of concepts and vocab from the body systems unit
THREE Assessments, MC, OE, CER- all accessible online/Stemscopes
finish up testing
Self- assessment CER
Start of new unit: Sensory Receptors
Are there really only five?
Activity- use sense cards and organize them into three groups
We finished the activity and discussed the outcome
Handout due for grading (20 pt./ daily work)
Stemscopedia: Reading- Sensory Receptors
1. find unknown words
2. search for the meaning,definition of these words
3. Read the entire text and write one sentence for each major paragraph
HW for tomorrow: 'Categorize It', handout in class
Do 2: From nerve to Brain: Make a Model
Handout on StemScopes
HOMEWORK: Write a summarizing paragraph about making the model, see ppt above for directions
The paragraph will be graded.
Presentations of models, submit summarizing paragraph
Sorry, I was unable to access the website for the last few days. here is the update:
The project on energy drinks is finished and presentations are starting today. You will receive several grades for this big project
1. self assessment, contributions to the final product (24)- counts 10%
2. Group collaboration (16)- 90%
3. Presentation (10)- 90%
Sense and Memory; Do 4 in Stemscopes
Make sure you identified all the smells and completed the table and the questions in your notebook(1 - 6)
This activity will be graded (15pt. DW)
Review Sensory Receptors; The unit is coming to and end and assessments are waiting next week.
Use the study guide, your notebook, and everything in Stemscope that pertains to the unit.
March 13-15: Tests, MC, Open Ended, CER- Sensory Receptors
March 20: Test to finish; Pre-registration info for 8th grade, If you were absent see me for the paper that was handed out.
Finishing tests, feedback on tests
Introduction to Photosynthesis, Prior Knowledge; Hook- Activity
Review Photosynthesis, Self-assess CER from Do2: Importance of Light
Start: Build a Terrarium
Review, Content review Game, Watch Content Video 1, Science today, Guided practice (worksheet in class)
Review, handouts in class
Testing begins: if you were not in class today go to Stemscopes and use the Independent Practice and the Concept Attainment Quiz to review. Take the MC test for Photosynthesis, notes are ok.
Introduction to the OHMS Science Fair
Handout and Parent Letter
Energy Flow in Organisms- first activity (memory game)
Art Field trip - Class worked on refining the question for the science fair project
Research needed for your science fair project
Warm up: Picture vocabulary; Content Review Game (Energy Flow in Organisms)
Connect to card game from Thursday; find two matching pairs and draw a diagram showing the flow of energy
Mini project on Cellular Respiration
May 5- 12
Discuss handout; rebuttal has to be included in CER
Finish CERR, It is due on FRIDAY, latest.
Spend time on science fair project if time is available.
Create a diagram: Energy flow in organisms
Sort cards: Match organism and process
Science Fair Day
Eggcellent Egg- Egg exploration ; see Stemscopedia]
Observe a raw egg, learn abiut the parts
Read Stemscopedia for the unit: Reproduction and Variation
May 26+ 30
Predicting Genetic Outcome
see Stemscopes, Do 3
May 31/June 1
See ppt., assignments to review concepts and learn new ones, prep for test
Science Fair Day; prep, ask questions, work on your project
Tests; We finish the unit Reproduction and Variation
Students take MC and CER
Some groups had to finish tests. Self assessment of tests. Plan Re-dos asap if needed.
Science Fair from 5 to 7 pm :-)
Gallery walk in class to see other student's projects
Start Unit: Ecosystem Biodiversity
Pre Discussion for Do 2 (Ocean Biodiversity)
Science Fair Projects Presentations
Ocean Biodiversity Activity: This is your last grade for science this year. Complete activity and hand in the handout.