Plan Book

 

 

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HW: Finish article if you haven’t turned it in by the end of the period.
Aim: SWBAT describe safety rules for tornadoes.
Do Now: If you finished Friday’s article, turn it in to my desk. Otherwise, finish it now!!

Finish Storm Chasers video.

 

 

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? Feb 2012

~ March 2012 ~

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3/1: Quiz and worksheet on reflection/absorption. h.w. finish classwork

 

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3/2: no h.w.

Big idea: the sun is responsible for all weather.

go over yesterdays worksheet. Bill Nye video on the atmosphere.

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HW: Flashcards 19-24 (Earth Science!!!). Due tomorrow.
Aim: SWUT wind is moving air created by differences in air pressure.
Do 3rd: Read and complete p. 100-102 in your workbook.

Lesson: Packet "What causes wind?"

 

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HW: Draw a picture on  flashcards 19-24.
Aim: SWBAT explain the difference between global and local winds.
Do 3rd: Take out yesterday’s packet “What causes Wind?”

P. 103-104

 

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HW: Quiz Friday on winds.

Aim: Same as yesterday.

Do 3rd: Take out your flashcards and review them quietly!!!

 

Go over p. 103-104. Complete p. 105-106

 

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HW: Quiz tomorrow on winds and vocabulary.
Aim:  SWUT global winds are created by the angle of the sun’s radiation.
Do 3rd: Open your book to p. 106.

Go over p. 106. Review sheet on winds.

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Quiz: Winds

Critical Thinking: Rainfall/Math worksheet

 

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HW: Vocabulary 25-30. Due on Thursday. Include pictures.

Aim: SWUT the metric unit for temperature is celcius.
Do 3rd: Take a packet from the front desk and read/complete it.

(land vs shore breeze)...

Reading thermometers.

 

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HW: Vocabulary 25-30. Due on Thursday. Include pictures.
***Finish lab. It will be graded. Complete sentences required!!! Restate the questions in your answers.
Do 3rd: Take a lab from the front desk and read it.

Water/Soil Lab

 

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HW: Vocabulary 25-30. Due  tomorrow. Include pictures.

Aim: SWUT humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air.
Do 3rd: Take out yesterday’s lab sheet.

Lesson: Relative Humidity p. 118-121.

 

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HW: Quiz reflections due Monday.
Aim: SWBAT calculate the relative humidity using a psychrometer and chart.
Do 1st: Take out your flashcards and review them quietly.

Lesson: Relative Humidity.

 

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HW: Quiz reflections due Monday.
Aim: SWBAT calculate the relative humidity using a psychrometer and chart.
Do Now: Take a packet from the front desk and start reading it.

Lesson: Measuring relative humidity.

 

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HW:  p. 125 (Apply It!)

Aim: SWBAT describe the 3 main cloud types.

Do Now: Hand in your quiz corrections if you didn’t already do so on Friday.

p. 122-125

 

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HW: Quiz Thurs. on vocab 25-30, rel. humidity, clouds and precipitation.
Aim: SWBAT name and describe different kinds of precipitation.
Do Now: Take out your cloud observation (either in your notebook or workbook).

p, 126-129

 

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HW: Study p. 118-129!! Quiz tomorrow on vocab 25-30, rel. humidity, clouds and precipitation.
Aim: SWUT the spring equinox is the first day of spring (3/20)
Do Now: Take article from front desk. Read, underline, #!!

Review worksheet for Quiz.

 

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Quiz

 

p. 132-135: air masses

 

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HW: Study for test! You have math, social studies and science tests next week!
Aim: SWUT air masses are named based on their temperature and humidity.
Do Now: Take out your book and turn to page 132.

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HW: Study for Friday’s test!

Aim: SWUT fronts are boundaries between 2 air masses.
Do Now: Take out your book and read/complete p.136-137.

 

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Tornadoes vs. Hurricanes Venn Diagram

Storms video

H.W. Study for test.

 

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Weather Maps

 

H.W. Study for test.

 

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Weather Test

Article: p. 1,3,8,9 - Hospital's Germ Weapon.

p.7 Women at risk in car crashes.

 

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More Calendars: April, May, June

 

 

 

~ February 2012 ~

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Quiz Friday on water cycle. Make flashcards of Earth Science Vocab. 1-9. Due tomorrow.

Lesson: Condensation and precipitation.

Period 1 Assembly

 

 

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HW: Quiz Tuesday on the water cycle and vocab. Complete water cycle worksheet.
Aim: SWBAT explain the difference between evaporation and condensation.
Do Now: Take out your flashcards and quiz the person next to you.

 Lesson: Venn diagram comparing evaporation and condensation.

 

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HW: STUDY! Quiz Tues. on the water cycle and vocab.
Aim: SWBAT define lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
Do 3rd: Take out your water cycle worksheet.

Lesson: Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithospere added to water cycle.

Video: Water in the air.

 

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HW: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow on the water cycle and vocab.
Aim: SWUT the sun is responsible for driving the water cycle.
Do 3rd: Take out your Venn Diagram.

Review for Quiz and water cycle charades.

 

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HW: Complete “What is air made of ?” packet
Aim: SWUT the atmosphere is mostly nitrogen.
Do 3rd: Take everything off of your desk except a writing utensil.

Quiz and composition of the atmosphere.

 

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HW: “What are some properties of air? worksheet”.
Aim: SWUT air has mass, volume, density and pressure.
Do 3rd: Take out the “What is air made of?” packet.

 Lab: How to find the mass of air.

 

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HW: Flashcards #10 and 11. Due tomorrow. Bring in an empty soda can tomorrow (optional).
Aim: same as yesterday.
Do 3rd: “What are some properties of air? worksheet”.

Lesson: Video clip on air pressure. Air pressure worksheet.

 

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HW: none.
Aim: SWUT air pressure changes with altitude, temperature, and moisture (humidity).
Do 3rd: Take out flashcards (altitude and air pressure). Review them.

Lesson: Go over quiz. Packet: What changes air pressure?

Demo: Crushed can.

 

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HW: Complete p. 78-83. Due Wednesday.
Aim: SWBAT describe the properties of warm air and cool air.
Do 3rd: Take an air pressure w.s. from the desk and complete it. Underline and #!!

 

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HW: Complete p. 78-83. Due tomorrow.
Aim: SWUT the atmosphere has several layers, each with different properties.
Do 3rd: Take out your composition notebook and turn to the notes section.

Lesson: Discovery Ed. Video on atmosphere. Bill Nye's Greatest Discoveries video.

P. 84-89 in book.

 

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HW: Flashcards # 13-18. Due tomorrow.
Aim: same as yesterday.
Do 3rd: Take out your workbook and turn to page 78.

Lesson: Check homework. Finish 84-89 (layers of atmos). Start 90-95 (transfer of sun's energy)

 

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HW: Finish p. 85-95.

Pop Quiz on air pressure/atmosphere.

Article: Movement of global heat.

 

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Homework: None.

Lesson: Go over homework p. 90-95.

Planet Earth: Rainforest

 

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HW: Study. Quiz Thursday on vocabulary 13-18.
Aim: SWUT all of Earth’s energy comes from the SUN!!!
Do 3rd: Take a Venn diagram from the front desk and complete it.

Lesson: cold air vs. warm air.

P. 96-99 in book: conduction, convection, radiation.

 

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HW: Study. Quiz Thursday on vocabulary 13-18 and Venn.
Aim: SWBAT describe the differences between conduction, convection and radiation.
Do 3rd: Take a heat transfer sheet from my desk. Underline and # 5-15.

Lesson: Heat transfer worksheet.

Pop popcorn using condution, convection and radiation.

 

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HW: Quiz tomorrow on vocabulary 13-18, & all worksheets from this week.
Aim: SWUT it is impossible to separate conduction, convection and radiation.
Do 3rd:  Take out your heat transfer worksheet.

Lesson: How is heat spread in the atmosphere?

Notes:

3/1: Quiz and worksheet on reflection/absorption. h.w. finish classwork

3/2: no h.w. Big idea: the sun is responsible for all weather. go over yesterdays worksheet. Bill Nye video on the atmosphere.

 

More Calendars: Mar 2012, Apr 2012, May 2012

 

 

~ January 2012 ~

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HW: DNA review sheet. Quiz Thursday...STUDY!
Aim: SWUT meiosis is the type of cell division that creates sex cells (egg and sperm).
Do Now: Read and complete p. 92-97 in your book.

 

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HW: Quiz tomorrow...STUDY DNA review study guide!

Aim: SWUT genes or alleles can be dominant or recessive.

Do Now: Take out last night’s homework (DNA review sheet).

 

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H.W. Bring a bagged lunch tomorrow.

DNA Quiz

 

Discussion of DNA field trip

 

 

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Field Trip

 

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HW: Finish Classwork
Aim: SWUT Punnett Squares are used to predict the probability that an offspring will inherit a particular trait.
Do Now: Complete p. 74-79 in your book.

 

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HW: p. 84-85 in book.
Aim: same as yesterday...
Do Now: (Copy this in notebook and answer). Would a pea plant be tall or short if it had the alleles Tt (tall is domininant)? Why?

Lesson: Go over yesterday's work.

Introduce Punnett Squares.

View glowing bacteria.

 

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HW: Test reflections due tomorrow.
Aim: SWUT

 

Do Now: Draw and solve a Punnett Square with one pea plant Tt and another pea plant tt.

 

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HW: p. 99. Skip #6.

Do Now: Place your quiz reflection sheet on my desk. Take out Guinea Pig w.s.

 

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HW: Complete p. 2, 3, 4 in the review packet.
Aim: SWUT each quadrant of a Punnett Square represents a 25% chance of the offspring inheriting that genotype.
Do Now: Turn in Punnett Square Packet to my desk.

 

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HW: Complete p. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  in the review packet. Due Thurs
Aim: Same as Friday.
Do Now: Take out your homework (review packet) and come show me.

 

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Pages 118-123 in the Cells book.

Lesson: Mutations and cancer.

 

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HW: Finish the review packet. Due Monday.
Aim: SWUT mutations are changes in DNA that can be good, bad or neutral.
Do Now: Take out your homework (review packet) and come show me.
 

 

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Aim: SWUT pedigree charts show how a trait is passed from generation to generation.

Lesson: Pedigree charts.

 

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Midterm review: in-class review test.

H.W. Study and complete practice heredity test.

 

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HW: none.

Lesson: Article on Keppler 22-b.

Bill Nye Greatest Discoveries Video: Genetics.

Science Midterm

 

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Smiley Face Genetics

 

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Smiley Face Genetics part 2

 

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Went over midterm questions.

 

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HW: p. 4-9 in Water workbook.
Aim: SWUT all living things need water in order to carry out their body processes.
Do Third: Under your aim, write down everything you know about water.

Lesson: Water Cycle Video. New books given out.

 

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HW: Quiz Friday on water cycle. Make flashcards of Earth Science Vocab. 1-9. Due Thurs.
Aim: SWUT in the water cycle, water moves between land, living things, bodies of water on Earth, and the atmosphere.

Lesson: Parts of the water cycle. Go over homework and vocabulary.

 

Notes:

 

 

~ December 2011 ~

 

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H.W. None. Extra-help cancelled tomorrow (field trip)

Organelle Quiz

Lesson: Labeling parts of a cell. Compare/Contrast plant and animal cells.

 

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HW: p. 20-21 in cells book.
Aim: SWBAT describe the levels of organization in an organism starting with the cell.
Do Now: Copy and Answer: The control center of the cell, which contains DNA is the.....

Lesson: Open-book quiz retake. 2nd cell city analogy and plant cell.

 

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HW: Finish levels of organization worksheet.

Aim: same as yesterday.

Do Now: Take out last night’s homework (p. 20-21) in the book.

Lesson: Go over p. 20-21.

Group work: compare cell city worksheets.

Start homework.

 

 

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HW: Cell analogy: Write down an idea and do at least 2 organelles tonight. Final project collection 12/14.
Aim: same as two days ago.
Do Now: Take out “Levels of Organization” worksheet (hw).

Lesson: Go over Levels of Organ. w.s.

Give back Cell city w.s.

Discuss Organelle Analogy mini-poster and give out directions.

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HW: quiz reflections. Work on cell analogy.

Aim: Review of organelles.

Do Now: Take out your cell analogy ideas.

Lesson: Cell organelle rhymes worksheet.

Return of quiz.

 

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HW: work on cell analogy.

Aim: Review of Organelles.

Do Now: Place your quiz reflections on my desk. Take a "Cells in Action" video sheet.

Lesson: Cells in Action video. Discussion of cell analogies and quiz reflection expectations.

 

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HW: Work on cell analogy. Final  collection date this Thurs. Get permission slip signed.
Aim:  SWBAT describe the cell cycle and cell division.
Do Now: Take out your science workbook and read/complete p. 56-57.

Lesson: The cell cycle. p. 56-59 in book.

 

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HW: Work on cell analogy. Final  collection date in 2 days! Get permission slip signed.
Aim:  Same as yesterday.
Do Now:  Read and complete p.62-63 in your book.
***Bring me your permission slip!

Lesson: Finish Cell Cycle p. 62-63 in the book.

Mitosis Video

 

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HW: Work on cell analogy. Final  collection date tomorrow! Get permission slip signed.
Aim:  SWBAT explain the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction.
Do Now: Bring me your permission slip and/or project.

Lesson: What is reproduction? worksheet.

 

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HW: Finish classwork. Get permission slip signed.
Aim:  same as yesterday.
Do Now: Bring me your permission slip and/or project.

Lesson: What is animal reproduction?

What is binary fission?

Asexual vs. Sexual reproduction Venn.

 

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H.W. Finish DNA Extraction Lab. Due Tuesday. It will be graded.

Lesson: Extracting DNA from strawberries.

 

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HW: DNA Lab due tomorrow. Take home test due Thursday.

Aim:  SWBAT describe meiosis (the creation of sex cells).
Do Now: Complete p. 96-97 in your book.

Lesson: Meiosis. Work on DNA lab.

 

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HW: Take home test due Thursday.

Aim: SWUT DNA is the code of life.

Lesson: Book: DNA is here to stay with graphic organizer.

 

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HW: Take home test due tomorrow.

Aim: SWBAT describe the structure of DNA.

Lesson:

go over answers to DNA is here to stay.

Text book pages...

 

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Discovery Education Video on Genetics.

H.W. Article and questions.

 

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Graded Cells Test as a class.

 

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HW: P. 73 in science workbook.
Aim: SWUT mass is the amount of matter in an object.
Do Now: Under your aim, draw a line approximately 1 mm and a line 1 cm. Do not use a ruler!

Lesson: Mass Video

 

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HW: p. 74 and 75 in book. Test Monday on Measurement.
Aim: SWUT mass is measured using a balance.
Do Now: Take out last night’s homework (p. 73).

Lesson: Triple beam balance..mass of solid objects.

 

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11/3/11
HW: Read and complete p. 78. Test Monday!!!! Review Packet due Monday!
Aim: SWUT volume is the amount of space taken up by a solid, liquid or gas.
Do Now: Take out last night’s homework (p. 74-75).

Lesson: Volume Lab!

 

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HW: Test Monday!!!! Review Packet due Monday!
Aim: More mass and volume!
Do Now: Take a worksheet from the front desk and complete page 7.

 

Lesson: Mass of water Lab

 

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H.W. None.

Test on Measurement

Experimental design worksheet.

 

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Superintendent's Conference Day

 

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H.W. Test corrections.

Do Now: Review of measurement sheet.

Returned tests and went over them.

 

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H.W. None.

Do Now: Hand in test corrections.

Lesson: Shark Video

How do you know a shark is a living thing? Use evidence from the video to prove it.

 

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Veteran's Day

 

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HW: p. 4, 5, 6, 7...Read ALL and complete ALL activities on each page.
Aim: Students will understand that density is the amount of mass (matter) in a given volume (space).

Do Now:
Copy this sentence: The students walked through the dense forest, heavy with underbrush.
Answer this: What does the word dense mean in the context of the sentence?

Lesson: Density Lab, Coke vs. Diet Coke

 

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11/15/11
HW: p. 8 and 9 in your Cells book.
Aim: SWUT cells are the basic units of structure and function in living things.
Do Now: Take out last night’s homework. (p. 4, 5, 6, 7 in your book).

Lesson: Intro to Cells Video

 

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HW: Finish classwork.
Aim: SWUT microscopes can be used to magnify cells.
Do Now: Take out last night’s homework. (p. 8 & 9 in your book).

Lesson: Identifying parts of a microscope and calculating magnification.

 

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HW: Study Microscope parts, magnification and procedures (p. 190-191). Quiz Tuesday.
Aim: SWBAT focus the microscope on low and medium power.
Do Now: Take out microscope packet from yesterday.

Lesson: Focusing the microscope on low and medium power.

 

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HW: Study for Quiz.

Aim: Same as yesterday.

Do Now: What should you never do on high power?

Lesson: Observing amphium liver, monocot and dicot roots, and water lily leaf under the microscope.

 

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HW: Study! Quiz Tomorow. Do p. 5 and 6 in your packet.
Aim: SWUT all living things are made of cells.
Do Now: What is the total mag. if the eyepiece is 10x and the objective is 40x? Restate the ? in your answer.

Lesson: p. 12-19 in the cells book. Microscope: observing Paramecium, Spirostomum, and Stentor.

 

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HW: Finish through p. 17 in the book.

 

Lesson: Quiz.

Work on p. 12-19 in the book after the quiz.

 

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HW: Estimate the mass or volume of the food on your plate tomorrow.
Aim: SWUT some slide specimens need staining to be seen under the microscope.
Do Now:  Take out your book and turn to page 17.

Lesson: Went over p. 16-17 in the book.

Microscope: Looking at our skin cells.

 

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Thanksgiving

 

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HW: Finish p. 18-19 in your book if you haven’t done so.
Aim: SWUT organelles are “mini-organs” in the cell.
Do Now:  Under your aim, name one organelle and state its function (job).

Lesson: Cellestial Cruise

 

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HW: Quiz/test reflection due tomorrow. Study...quiz Thurs. on organelles!
Aim: Same as yesterday!
Do Now:  Take out last night’s h.w. (p. 18-19 in your book).

Lesson: Go over p. 18-19. Finish Cellestial Cruise. Go over quiz.

 

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HW: Study...quiz tomorrow on organelles! Finish classwork. It will be graded!
Aim: Same as two days ago!
Do Now:  Hand in your quiz/test corrections to the front desk.

Lesson: Cell City Analogy

 

Notes:

 

 

 

~ October 2011 ~

 

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3 H.W. Finish "What is the Scientific Method?" Packet.

 

4 H.W. Study for quiz on Thursday: scientific method, observation (qualitative & quantitative), inference, lab safety.

Aim: same as 9/27. go back and read it.

Do Now: Take out yesterday's packet on scientific method

5 H.W. Study! Quiz tomorrow! Scientific method, observation (quantitative & qualitative), inference, lab safety.
Aim (copy): same as 9/27.

Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Take out yesterday’s scientific method worksheet.

Scientific Method Video

 

6 Quiz: Scientific Method, Lab Safety, Observation/Inference

Finished Scientific Method Video

No Homework

 

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Assembly Schedule

 

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10/11/11
H.W. Finish Milk Lab. It will be collected for a grade.
Aim (copy): SWBAT explain the difference between an exploration and an experiment.
Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Take a Milk Lab worksheet from the front desk and read it...Don’t start!

 

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10/12/11
H.W. Read and complete pages: 21-25 in your workbook. Due tomorrow! (p. 21-22 were previously done, but you might need to re-read them).

Do 2nd (don’t copy): Take out your Milk Lab and bring it up to my desk.

 

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H.W. Read and complete page 27  in your workbook.
Aim: SWUT the manipulated variable is the thing you are testing while the responding variable is the thing you are measuring.
Do 3rd (don’t copy): copy Aim...

 

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H.W. none.
Aim: SWUT  manipulated = independent variable and responding = dependent variable.
Do 3rd: Copy this question: How does music affect students test grades? Circle the manipulated variable and draw a line under the responding variable.

 

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H.W. Chocolate Pimples worksheet. Quiz Thursday on variables and scientific method.

Aim: SWBAT identify independent (manipulated) and independent (responding) variables.

Do Now: copy this: How does sunlight affect the growth of plants? Circle the manipulated variable and underline the responding variable.

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H.W. Quiz on Thurs. on:  variables, constants, scientific method, lab safety, experimental/control groups, placebo, data. STUDY!!
Aim:  SWUT the experimental group gets the independent variable while the control group gets a placebo.
Do Now:    Bring your choc. pimples up to me at the computer.

 

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H.W. Quiz tomorrow! Study!  Aim:  SWBAT critique and analyze the design of a Myth Buster’s experiment.
Do Now (Do not copy): Read: Mrs. Drake was told that Excedrin will fix her headaches, but she is not sure. She decided to set up an experiment to test this idea. Write down the ind. (manipulated) and dep. (responding) variables.

 

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Quiz

Homework: Spongebob Worksheet #4

 

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Homework: none.

Go over Spongebob Worksheet.

Myth Busters Video:Training a Goldfish: In your notes section, make a list of problems/design flaws in the experiment.

 

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H.W. Discovery Education assignment due Wednesday.
Do Now (Do not copy): Take a worksheet from the front desk and complete side 1.

Lesson:

Returned and went over quizzes.

Explained h.w.

Went over do Now

 

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H.W. Discovery Education assignment due tomorrow.
Aim: SWBAT identify the constants/controlled variables in an experiment.
Do Now (Do not copy): Take out yesterday’s do now and complete the other side.

Lesson: Start Flouride lab design.

Explained h.w. again.

Went over do now.

 

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H.W. No homework!
Aim: same as yesterday.
Do Now (Do not copy): Take a sheet from my desk and complete the front (side with ? #3).

Lesson: Sharing Raps/poems. Finish Flouride lab design.

Went over do now.

 

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10/27/11
H.W. Watch Measurement - Length Video on my e-board OR use the science workbook to complete video note sheet.
Aim: Same as Tuesday.
Do Now (Do not copy):  Complete the other side of yesterday’s do now sheet (#4).

Flouride presentations.

 

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HW: none.
Aim: SWUT we use the metric system of measurement in science.
Do Now: Take out last night’s homework.

Lesson: Measuring length using centimeters and millimeters.

 

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H.W. Trick or treat

Aim: same as Friday (measuring length)

Do Now: Take a ruler and sheet from the front desk. When you are done, see me to have your work checked.

Notes:

 

More Calendars: Nov 2011, Dec 2011, Jan 2012

 

 

 

~ September 2011

 

 

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H.W. Early Scientists worksheet

Aim (copy): Students will be able to explain the nature of science and what scientists do.

Do Now(don’t copy):  Take a sheet of paper from the desk and start filling in the concept map

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H.W. Take home the Entertainment book and your textbook. Do p. 5 and 6 in book.

Aim (copy): SWBAT explain the difference between observation and inference.

Do Now(don’t copy):  Take out your concept sheet from yesterday and read the back

14 H.W. Finish the lab

Aim: SWUT an inference is a conclusion based on an observation.

Do Now: Take a lab sheet from the front desk and read it silently.

 

15 Discussion of IC, homework grades, lab grades, e-boards and team calendar.

 

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H.W. Sign and get a parent signature on lab safety contract! Lab safety poster due Wed, 9/21.


Aim (copy): SWBAT name and describe the rules for lab safety.


Do Now(don’t copy):  Take a lab safety contract from the front desk and start reading it.

 

 
 

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H.W. Lab safety poster due this Wed. Finish p. 100-105 in book.
Aim (copy): SWUT following the teacher’s direction is the most important safety rule!
Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Hand your lab safety contract to me. Entertainment book/$??

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H.W. Lab safety poster due tomorrow. Lab due on Thursday.
Aim (copy): Same as yesterday!
Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Take a lab from the front desk and start reading it.

 

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H.W. Silly putty lab due tomorrow.
Aim (copy): Review of observation vs. inference.
Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Turn in your safety poster to the front desk.

 

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H.W. Entertainment books or money due tomorrow! Finish classwork.
Aim (copy): SWUT observations are not always accurate.
Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Turn in your silly putty (lab safety) lab to the front desk.

 

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H.W. none.
Aim (copy): SWUT today is the first day of fall (fall equinox). The sun shines directly on the equator today.
Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Place your science textbook on my desk. Take out your notebook and turn to the notes section!

 

 
 

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Complete the following pages in your book: 10-14, 18-20, 29.

 

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H.W. p. 21 and 22 in text.
Aim (copy): SWUT the scientific method is a series of steps used to answer a question or solve a problem.
Do 3rd (don’t copy):  Take a lab safety quiz from the front desk and start it.

 

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The Secret Lives of Dolphins Video: Record 5 observations and 5 inferences

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~ June 2011 ~

 

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Projects are Due

 

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MacLab

 

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 MacLab

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~ May 2011 ~

 

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Mon

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Thu

Fri

Sat

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2

H.W. Flashcards 40-45.

Aim: SWBAT discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources. 

Lesson: Vocabulary and Alabama tornadoes.

 

3

 H.W. Finish Fossil Fuel worksheet.

Lesson: Fossil Fuels (Use and Production).

4

 H. W. Get Project sheet signed.

Lesson: Discussion of yesterday's homework and PROJECT ASSIGNED!

5

 H.W. Finish classwork.

 Lesson: Electricity Line graphs W.S. 

6

Homework:  Work on project.

Aim: SWUT some energy sources are renewable while others are non-renewable.

Lesson: Renewable energy resources w.s. and exemplars shown for projects.

 

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H.W. Quiz Friday on Vocab 36-45.

Aim: SWUT generators are made from magnets and copper wire.

Lesson: Packet 33 on generators. Video on energy sources and generators.

 

10

 Homework:  Quiz Friday on Vocab 36-45. Work on project.

Aim: SWUT a solar panel can actively or passively create energy.

Lesson: Active, passive, photovoltaic and solar tower systems.

11

H.W. Quiz Friday on Vocab 36-45. Work on project.

 Aim: SWBAT name ways to conserve energy.

Lesson: Energy Conservation.

 

12

Homework:  Quiz tomorrow on Vocab 36-45. Work on project.

Aim: Same as yesterday.

Lesson: Finish Energy Conservation.

 

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Homework:  Work on project.

Vocabulary Quiz

Bill Nye Video on Energy resources.

 

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Homework:  Work on project.
Aim: SWUT energy can take many forms.
Do Now:  Under your aim, copy these sentence stems and finish them.
1. A plant gets energy from...
2. I get energy from...
3. An I-pod gets energy from...

Lesson: What is energy?

 

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 Homework:  Work on project.

Aim: SWUT energy is the ability(potential) to cause movement (kinetic).

Do Now: Write down an example of something that has energy, but is not moving.    

Lesson: What are potential and kinetic energy?       

18

 NYS Field Test

H.W. work on project.

Aim: Same as yesterday.

Lesson: Kinetic/potential energy seesaw.

19

H.W. work on project.

 Aim: SWBAT calculate the speed of an object.

Do Now: How do you know if something is moving? Write your answer below the aim.

 

 

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H.W. Work on project.

Aim:  SWBAT calculate the speed of classmates after recording their distances and times.

Do Now: Take out yesterday's speed worksheet.

 

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H.W. work on project. Quiz Wednesday on energy and speed!

 Aim: SWBAT calculate the speed of an object.

Lesson: Finish Friday's lab.

 

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Quiz on Energy, speed.

 

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Team Day

 

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Memorial Day

 

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H.W. Project due tomorrow!

 Aim: SWUT  a force is a push or a pull which can accelerate an object (change its velocity).

Lesson: What is a force? and Newton's 3 Laws.

 

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~ April 2011 ~

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

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Thu

Fri

Sat

 

 

 

 

 

1

H.W. Study for test (Thursday)

Aim: Same as yesterday.

Do Now: Find the relative humidity if the dry bulb is 74 F and the wet bulb is 70 F.

CW: Water in the atmos. ws.

 

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 www.clickandteachit.com

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H.W. Study for test. Bring headphones for MacLab. Tues extra-help changed to Thurs.

Aim: SWUT high pressure usually brings fair weather (clear, dry), while low pressure usually brings rainy or stormy weather.

Do Now: Fill in the blanks: Cold air has ____pressure and holds _____ moisture than warm air.

CW: Air masses and Fronts w.s.

 

5

 MacLab: Severe Weather webquest.

H.W. Study for test.

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 MacLab

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 Weather Test!

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 End of 3rd Quarter

 

Weather Channel Video: Tornado!

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HW: Test reflections/corrections due tomorrow.

Aim: SWBAT explain the differences between hurricanes and tornadoes.

CW: Hurricane and tornado packet.

 

 

 

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 HW: Hurricanes W.S.

 Aim: SWUT hurricanes form off the coast of Africa and affect the east and gulf coasts of the U.S.

CW: Hurricanes WS and Hurricanes Video.

 

13

 H.W. Vocabulary flashcards due tomorrow. $1 for rain forest (optional).


Aim: SWUT human activities may affect the weather and climate.

CW: Vocabulary and Global Warming Video

14

H.W. Finish classwork. $1 for rain forest.

 Aim: SWBAT identify natural and human effects of climate change.

CW: W.S. Long term changes in climate. Mythbusters Greenhouse Effect video.

 

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~ March 2011 ~

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H.W. Lab due Tuesday.

C.W. Lab: The Uneven Heating of the Earth's Surface

 

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 H.W. Flashcards due Wednesday. Lab due tomorrow. Quiz Thursday.

Aim: SWUT land heats up and cools down faster than water.

Classwork:  Analyze and discuss lab.

22

 H.W. Study for Quiz!

Aim: SWUT humidity is the amount of moisture in the air.

Classwork: Air masses packet.

23

 H.W. Study for Quiz!

Aim: SWUT a front is the boundary between two air masses.

Classwork: "What is a warm front?" w.s.

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 H.W. Finish "Other Fronts" packet.

 Aim: Quiz!

CW: "What are some other Fronts?" packet.

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 H.W.8:30 pm Saturday = Earth hour

 Aim: SWUT severe weather, including tornadoes, can occur at a cold front

 CW: Lab - Using anemometers to measure wind speed

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 H.W. Make flashcards. Due Wed.

Aim: SWUT air masses are named and described based on their temperature and humidity.

 Classwork: Vocabulary and weather review worksheet.

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 H.W. Vocab flashcards are due tomorrow. Notebook quiz Thursday.

Aim: SWUT relative humidity compares the amount of water vapor in the air with the amount the air can hold.

CW: What is relative humidity? packet

30

 H.W. Get your notebook in order!

 Aim: SWBAT calculate relative humidity using a chart and psychrometer.

CW: Sling psychrometer lab.

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H.W. Finish clouds packet. Test Thursday on weather.

 Aim: SWBAT identify the three main cloud types: cirrus, stratus and cumulus.
 

CW: Notebook Quiz!

Clouds packet

Notes: SWUT = students will understand that...

SWBAT = students will be able to...

HW = homework

CW = classwork