• Week of May 6 - 10

    Monday

    Classwork - "Phases & Eclipses" Textbook pgs.538-543 and Review Worksheets

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the review worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - The Moon PowerPoint Presentation & Moon Chart

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Moon Chart out of the class absent folder. Use the linked PowerPoint to fill it out, and keep it in your binder.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Moon Phases Activity (Lunar Lollipops) & Moon Phases Worksheet

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the worksheet out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Eclipses PowerPoint Presentation & Review Worksheet

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the worksheet out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Moon Phase/Eclipse Quiz & NASA Article

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Moon Phase/Eclipse Quiz in class when you return. 

  • Week of April 29 - May 3

    Monday

    Classwork - Unit 7 Anchor Phenomenon PowerPoint & "What Makes Earth So Perfect for Life?" Article CER Worksheet

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the article & worksheet out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - "Earth in Space" Textbook pgs.530-537 and Review Worksheets

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the review worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Seasons, Solstices, Equinoxes PowerPoint Presentation & Notes

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the notes sheets out of the class absent folder. Use the linked PowerPoint to fill them out, and keep them in your binder.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Seasons Reasons Worksheets

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Seasons Review Quiz

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Seasons Review Quiz in class when you return. 

  • Week of April 15 - 19

    Monday

    Classwork - Gravity & Motion Review Worksheets (review textbook pgs.510-515)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the review worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Gravity?...Depends on Where You Are! Activity 

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Helicopter Experiment (In this science activity, you will make paper helicopters and design your own experiment to increase flight time!)

    If you were absent today - You will have to catch up on your work in class when you return. 

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Helicopter Experiment (In this science activity, you will make paper helicopters and design your own experiment to increase flight time!)

    If you were absent today - You will have to catch up on your work in class when you return. 

     

    Friday

    Classwork - NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today - 

  • Week of April 8 - 12

    Monday

    Classwork - Slime Polymer Lab Analysis & Conclusion

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - "If We Had No Moon" Video & Questions

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Gravity: Part 1 (Objective: Students compare and contrast dropping and tossing objects and identify forces involved in both. Big Idea: Use this hands on activity to build a conceptual model of gravity.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Gravity: Part 2 (Objective: Students analyze motions that have both horizontal and vertical components. Big Idea: How are dropping and projectile motions related? Students explore their ideas in this lesson.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - National Geographic Gravity Documentary Video & Questions

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity. 

  • Week of April 1 - 5

    Monday

    Classwork - Chemistry in a Bag Lab

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Human Waste in Space Article w/Science Current Event Article Summary Worksheet

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Natural vs. Man Made & Polymers Presentation and Notes; Making Plastic from Milk Demo

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the notes sheets out of the class absent folder. Use the linked PowerPoint to fill them out, and keep them in your binder.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Gravity and Motion pgs.510-515; Review Worksheets

    If you were absent today - Read the assigned pages in your textbook. Get your copy of the review worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - "The Science of Slime!" Article; Slime Polymer Lab

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity. 

  • Week of March 25 - 29

    Monday

    Classwork - What Is Heat? Presentation & Notes

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the notes sheets out of the class absent folder. Use the linked PowerPoint to fill them out, and keep them in your binder.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Save the Penguins Lesson 1 (1. Pre-assessment on Heat Transfer 2. Save the Penguins Introduction PowerPoint 3. Soda Can Demo)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Save the Penguins Lesson 2 (1. Review insulation demonstration from day before 2. Demonstration 2 – Trays demo 3. Demonstration 3 – Spoons demo 4. Demonstration 4 – Black-roofed house demo 5. Demonstration 5 – Space blanket demo)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions Presentation & Notes 

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the notes sheets out of the class absent folder. Use the linked PowerPoint to fill them out, and keep them in your binder.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Chemistry in a Bag Lab

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity. 

  • Week of March 18 - 22

    Monday

    Classwork - The Rolling Car - Design an Experiment (Objective: Students use a model to identify energy transfers and create an explanation for the conservation of energy. Big Idea: Using toys, students explore the basics of energy transfer and have fun while doing it.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Physics of Roller Coasters (Students explore the physics used by engineers in designing today's roller coasters, including potential and kinetic energy, friction and gravity.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Puff Mobile Challenge (A Puff Mobile is a vehicle made from common household items that is propelled using the force of wind created as you blow on the car. In this activity, you are going to become an engineer as you design, construct, test, and modify your Puff Mobile.)

    If you were absent today - You will have to catch up on your work in class when you return.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Puff Mobile Challenge (A Puff Mobile is a vehicle made from common household items that is propelled using the force of wind created as you blow on the car. In this activity, you are going to become an engineer as you design, construct, test, and modify your Puff Mobile.)

    If you were absent today - You will have to catch up on your work in class when you return. 

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Puff Mobile Challenge (A Puff Mobile is a vehicle made from common household items that is propelled using the force of wind created as you blow on the car. In this activity, you are going to become an engineer as you design, construct, test, and modify your Puff Mobile.)

    If you were absent today - You will have to catch up on your work in class when you return.

  • Week of March 11 - 15

    Monday

    Classwork - Energy in Systems: Looking at Subsystems (Objective: Students identify and describe energy transfers in subsystems of larger systems. Big Idea: Students build on their understanding of forms and transfers of energy to study. Identify and explain subsystems using Rube Goldberg cartoons.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    At Home Learning - Study for Energy Quiz

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Energy in Systems: Where Does It Go? (Objective: Students to identify the conversion of energy in a system. Big Idea: Building off of previous lessons, students apply their knowledge of energy transformations to systems thinking.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

    At Home Learning - Study for Energy Quiz

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Energy Transformed: Toys Tell The Story (Objective: Students use a model to identify energy transfers and create an explanation for the conservation of energy. Big Idea: Using toys, students explore the basics of energy transfer and have fun while doing it.) 

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    At Home Learning - Study for Energy Quiz

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Energy Quiz

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Energy Quiz in class when you return. 

     

    Friday

    Classwork - NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today -

  • Week of February 25 - March 1

    Monday

    Classwork - Unit 6 Anchor Phenomenon PowerPoint & Articles

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Intro to Energy Concepts Presentation & Notes

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the notes sheet out of the class absent folder. Complete using the linked PowerPoint as soon as you can and keep in your binder.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Comparing Sources & Forms of Energy 

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Energy Transformed 1: How Energy Transfers

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Gizmo: Sled Wars in the Computer Lab

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

  • Week of February 18 - 22

    Monday

    Classwork - Human Impact on the Environment 

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the notes sheets out of the class absent folder. Fill out using the linked PowerPoint presentation.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 5 Test

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Design Your Society (Objective: Students use all they have learned about the potential impacts of climate change to create a model of self-sustaining, resilient society. Big Idea: It is time for students to apply all their newly acquired knowledge as they develop plans for a new society on Earth.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 5 Test

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Design Your Society (Objective: Students use all they have learned about the potential impacts of climate change to create a model of self-sustaining, resilient society. Big Idea: It is time for students to apply all their newly acquired knowledge as they develop plans for a new society on Earth.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 5 Test

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Close Reading Article & Text Dependent Questions: "About CWPPRA - USGS National Wetlands Research Center"

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 5 Test

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Unit 5 Test

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Unit 5 Test in class when you return.

  • Week of February 11 - 15

    Monday

    Classwork - Look Who's Coming for Dinner: Selection by Predation (This activity supports the film The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree. Students are asked to formulate a hypothesis, and collect and analyze real research data to understand how quickly natural selection can act on specific traits in a population.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Look Who's Coming for Dinner: Selection by Predation (This activity supports the film The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree. Students are asked to formulate a hypothesis, and collect and analyze real research data to understand how quickly natural selection can act on specific traits in a population.

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - How Does Color Help an Animal to Survive? (Objective: Students explain how plants & animals adapt to survive in their environment. Big Idea: Visuals are very important and help to clarify the understanding of a concept. This lesson on adaptation teaches that small differences can have large effects in the animal or plant kingdom.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck (In this activity students will read two theories about how species change over time. Then, they will participate in an activity that requires them to apply their knowledge. Students will arrange sets of pictures in a way that demonstrates the two different theories.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Pocket Mouse Example: Natural Selection (Objective: Students analyze and organize data to develop an explanation on how variation, selection and time drive the evolution of species. Big Idea: Students use mathematical representations to support conclusions as they learn about how natural selection affected the pocket mouse population of the southwestern United States.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

  • Week of February 4 - 8

    Monday

    Classwork - Bill Nye: Genes Video & Questions; Genetics Vocabulary 

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Study for Genetics Quiz

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork -  Pedigrees (Objective: Students will be able to read and understand a pedigree chart. Big Idea: Pedigrees are not just for dogs.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Pedigree Charts Worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

    Home Learning - Study for Genetics Quiz

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Human Skin Color: Evidence for Selection (Objective: Students watch a short film in segments and use real data to propose hypotheses, make predictions, and justify claims with evidence. Big Idea: Within a population, heritable traits that provide a survival and reproductive advantage in a particular environment are more likely than other traits to be passed on to the next generation and thus tend to become more common over time. These traits are known as adaptations.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Study for Genetics Quiz

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Human Skin Color: Evidence for Selection (Objective: Students watch a short film in segments and use real data to propose hypotheses, make predictions, and justify claims with evidence. Big Idea: Within a population, heritable traits that provide a survival and reproductive advantage in a particular environment are more likely than other traits to be passed on to the next generation and thus tend to become more common over time. These traits are known as adaptations.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Study for Genetics Quiz

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Genetics Quiz

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Genetics Quiz in class when you return. 

  • Week of January 28 - February 1

    Monday

    Classwork - Punnett and The Rules (Objective: Students will be able to set-up and complete a Punnett Square. Big Idea: Traits are defined by directions encoded in genes.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Punnett Practice Worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Punnett and The Rules (Objective: Students will be able to set-up and complete a Punnett Square. Big Idea: Traits are defined by directions encoded in genes.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Punnett Practice Worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - District Interim Assessment

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the District Interim Assessment when you return.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Incomplete Dominance and Co-dominance (Objective: Students will be able to explore different inheritance patterns beyond Mendelian genetics. Big Idea: Mendel’s laws of inheritance do not account for the expression of all traits.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Dominance/Co-dominance Worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - 10 Weird Cases of Incredible Animal Evolution; Chart Summarizing Adaptations & Their Cause

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Week of January 28 - February 1

    Monday

    Classwork - Punnett and The Rules (Objective: Students will be able to set-up and complete a Punnett Square. Big Idea: Traits are defined by directions encoded in genes.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Punnett Practice Worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Punnett and The Rules (Objective: Students will be able to set-up and complete a Punnett Square. Big Idea: Traits are defined by directions encoded in genes.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Punnett Practice Worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - District Interim Assessment

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the District Interim Assessment when you return.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Incomplete Dominance and Co-dominance (Objective: Students will be able to explore different inheritance patterns beyond Mendelian genetics. Big Idea: Mendel’s laws of inheritance do not account for the expression of all traits.)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Dominance/Co-dominance Worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - 10 Weird Cases of Incredible Animal Evolution; Chart Summarizing Adaptations & Their Cause

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

  • Week of January 21 - 25

    Monday

    Classwork - NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today - 

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Trait Inventory (Students will explain that traits are observable characteristics that are passed down from parent to child, and use a trait inventory to create a bar graph.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Environmental vs. Genetics CER Prompts

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Environmental vs. Genetics Factors CER Prompts worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Mendelian Genetics (Students will explain Mendel's theory of inheritance.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Adaptations Quiz (open-notes, task-based - no studying required)

    If you were absent today - Be prepared to make up the Adaptations Quiz in class when you return.

  • Week of January 14 - 18

    Monday

    Classwork - "Greatest Discoveries of Genetics" Video & Questions

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Monster Factory (Students will simulate the inheritance of alleles for physical traits and use those traits to create monster offspring.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Monster Factory (Students will simulate the inheritance of alleles for physical traits and use those traits to create monster offspring.)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity. 

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Peppered Moths Activity in the Computer Lab (Students will be able to describe the importance of coloration in avoiding predation, relate environmental change to changes in organisms and explain how natural selection causes populations to change.)

    Intro Video: "Evolution of the Peppered Moth"

    Peppered Moths Interactive

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Peppered Moth Activity out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - "How Trees Survive & Thrive After a Fire" Videos & Articles

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

  • Week of January 7 - 11

    Monday

    Classwork - Unit 5 Anchor Phenomenon Videos & Articles

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Fins, Feathers, and Fur: How Animals Adapt

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Fins, Feathers, and Fur: How Animals Adapt

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity. 

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Pollination: The Story Behind Bees & Flowers

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Pollination: The Story Behind Bees & Flowers

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity. 

  • Week of December 17 - 21

    Monday

    Classwork - What Did T-Rex Taste Like? Activity in the Computer Lab

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 4 Test

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - What Did T-Rex Taste Like? Assessment & Article

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 4 Test

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Unit 4 Test

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Unit 4 Test in class when you return.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - The Science Behind Christmas Articles & Videos

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - The Science Behind Christmas Articles & Videos

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

  • Week of December 10 - 14

    Monday

    Classwork - Embryonic Development: Evidence for Evolution

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Unit 4 Vocabulary Activity Due Friday

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Embryos, Animals and Evolution

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Unit 4 Vocabulary Activty Due Friday

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - What Did T-Rex Taste Like? Introduction

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Unit 4 Vocabulary Activty Due Friday

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - What Did T-Rex Taste Like? Activity in the Computer Lab

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

    Home Learning - Unit 4 Vocabulary Activty Due Friday

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Evolution Video & Articles

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

  • Week of December 3 - 7

    Monday

    Classwork - Say What? A Whale is a Mammal 

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Say What? A Whale is a Mammal

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Homologous Structures: Evidence for Evolution

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Homologous Structures: Evidence for Evolution

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Embryonic Development: Evidence for Evolution

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything. I will have to excuse you from today's activity.

  • Week of November 26 - 30

    Monday

    Classwork - Review Types of Fossils Video & Notes; Go over Study Guide for Unit 3 Test

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 3 Test

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Supporting Claims with Evidence by Using an Argumentation Card Sort: Fossils

    If you were absent today - I will have to catch you up on what you missed when you return to class.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 3 Test

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Supporting Claims with Evidence by Using an Argumentation Card Sort: Fossils

    If you were absent today - I will have to catch you up on what you missed when you return to class.

    Home Learning - Study for Unit 3 Test

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Unit 3 Test

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Unit 3 Test in class when you return.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Introduction & Anchor Phenomenon for Unit 4: Embryological Similarities

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

  • Week of November 12 - 16

    Monday

    Classwork - Geological Timeline Activity

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - Geological Timeline Activity

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - What is a Fossil? Article & Activity

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - The Day the Mesozoic Died: Video & Questions

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - The Day the Mesozoic Died: Quiz & Article

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

  • Week of November 5 - 9

    Monday

    Classwork - Who's on First? Relative Dating Activity

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the activity out of the class absent folder. Turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today -

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Radioactive Dating: Textbook pgs.252-255, Review Worksheets

    If you were absent today - Read textbook pgs.252-255. Get your copy of the review worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

    Home Learning - Complete the Relative Dating/Radioactive Dating review worksheets if you didn't turn them in during class.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Half-Life of a Penny Activity

    If you were absent today - You will be excused from today's activity.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - USGS Putting Events in Order, The Relative Time Scale, Rocks and Layers Article & Questions

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

  • Week of October 29 - November 2

    Monday

    Classwork - "Can 100% renewable energy power the world?" Video & Questions; Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons Article & Persuasive Writing

    If you were absent today - Get your questions for the video & article out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

    Home Learning - Study Atoms Notes & Periodic Table for Unit 2 Test

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork - "Minerals on the Edge - Plate Boundaries and Minerals" Article & Summary

    If you were absent today - You will be excused from today's assignment. 

    Home Learning - Study Atoms Notes & Periodic Table for Unit 2 Test

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork - Unit 2 Test

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Unit 2 Test in class when you return.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork - Unit 3 Introduction & Phenomenon; "A curious exodus from Europe for Mesozoic dinosaurs" and "Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago" Articles

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Friday

    Classwork - Relative Dating: Textbook pgs.246-251, Review Worksheets

    If you were absent today - Read textbook pgs.246-251. Get your copy of the review worksheets out of the class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as you can.

  • Week of October 22 - 26

    Monday

    Classwork: "Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami" Video & Questions

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make up anything.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Hurricane Tracking Activity

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Hurricane Tracking Activity out of the class absent folder. Complete & turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Tornado Foldable

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Tornado Foldable Packet out of the class absent folder. Create a tornado foldable & turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Distribution of Earth's Natural Resources

    If you were absent today - I will have to catch you up on what you missed when you return. 

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Pros/Cons of Fossil Fuels; Research on Alternative Energy Sources

    If you were absent today - I will have to catch you up on what you missed when you return.

  • Week of October 15 - 19

    Monday

    Classwork: "Just How Small is an Atom?" Video; Atomic Structure Presentation & Notes (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get a copy of the Atomic Structure Notes in your binder.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Periodic Table Presentation; Color Code Periodic Table (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get your Periodic Table out of the class absent folder. Color code it and put it in your binder.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Earthquake Presentation & NotesFaults Foldable (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get a copy of the Earthquake Notes & Foldable in your binder.

    Home Learning: Earthquake Vocabulary Due Friday

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: A Model of Three Faults Activity & Questions (Explore)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of A Model of Three Faults Activity out of your class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as possible.

    Home Learning: Earthquake Vocabulary Due Friday

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Looking for Patterns in Data Activity (Elaborate)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Looking for Patterns in Data Activity out of your class absent folder. Complete and turn in as soon as possible.

  • Week of October 8 - 12

    Monday

    Classwork: Unit 1 Review (Evaluate)

    If you were absent today - Get your Unit 1 Review out of the class absent folder.

    Home Learning - Study for the Unit 1 Test

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Unit 1 Test (Evaluate)

    If you were absent today - You will need to make up the Unit 1 Test in class when you return.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Kawah Ijen Volcano Blue Lava Presentation & Questions (Engage)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make anything up.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Kawah Ijen Volcano Blue Lava Questions & Articles (Engage)

    If you were absent today - You do not need to make anything up.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today - 

  • Week of October 1 - 5

    Monday

    Classwork: Plate Boundary Foldable (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get your Plate Boundary Foldable out of the class absent folder. Complete and keep in your notes. You do not have to turn it in. 

    Home Learning - Study for the Plate Tectonics Test

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Theory of Plate Tectonics Quiz (Evaluate); Review for Plate Tectonics Test

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Theory of Plate Tectonics Quiz in class when you return.

    Home Learning - Study for the Plate Tectonics Test

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Earth's Crust in Motion Activity (Elaborate)

    If you were absent today - You will be excused from the activity and do not have to make anything up.

    Home Learning - Study for the Plate Tectonics Test

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Plate Tectonics Test (Evaluate)

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Plate Tectonics Test in class when you return.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today - 

  • Week of September 24 - 28

    Monday

    Classwork: Earth's Crust Video & Questions; Earth 3-D Model (Explore)

    If you were absent today - There is nothing that you need to make up today.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Finish Earth 3-D Model (Explore); Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Activity (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get your Earth 3-D Model & your Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Activity out of your class absence folder. Complete & turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Presentation on Continental Drift & Seafloor Spreading (Explain); Seafloor Spreading Cut & Color Activity (Elaborate) 

    If you were absent today - Take notes on the Continental Drift & Seafloor Spreading Presentation. Get your Seafloor Spreading Cut & Color Activity out of your class absence folder. Complete & turn in as soon as you can.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Presentation on Plate Tectonics (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Take notes on the Plate Tectonics Presentation.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Plate Boundary Map (Elaborate)

    If you were absent today - Get your Plate Boundary Map out of your class absence folder. Complete & turn in as soon as you can.

  • Week of September 17 - 21

    Monday

    Classwork: Diamond Del Activity (Elaborate) 

    If you were absent today - There is nothing that you need to make up.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Layers of the Earth Quiz (Evaluate)

    If you were absent today - You will need to make up the Layers of the Earth Quiz in class when you return.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Pangea Phenomenon (Engage); Pangea Puzzle (Explore)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Pangea Puzzle out of your class absence folder and complete it. You do not need to turn it in.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Alfred Wegener Reading & Pangea Activity (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Pangea Activity out of your class absence folder. Complete & turn it in as soon as you can.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Convection Lab Demo & Questions; Convection Cartoon Coloring (Elaborate)

    If you were absent today - Get your copy of the Convection Questions & Convection Cartoon Coloring out of your class absence folder. Complete & turn them in as soon as you can.

  • Week of September 10 - 14

    Monday

    Classwork: Weathering & Erosion Demos (Explore)

    Homework: Study for Rocks Test!

    If you were absent today - You will be excused from any activites that you miss.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Rock Test (Evaluate)

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the test in class when you return.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Pangaea Phenomenon (Engage); Layers of the Earth Notes (Explain)  

    If you were absent today - Make sure that you get the Layers of the Earth Notes in your binder.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Layers of the Earth Foldable (Explore)

    If you were absent today - Get your Layers of the Earth Foldable out of your class absent folder. Complete it & keep it in your binder.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Layers of the Earth Foldable (Explore)

    If you were absent today - Get your Layers of the Earth Foldable out of your class absent folder. Complete it & keep it in your binder.

  • Week of September 3 - 7

    Monday

    Classwork: NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today -

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today -

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: NO SCHOOL

    If you were absent today -

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Presentation on Weathering & Erosion (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Copy the notes from the presentation in your binder.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Mars Erosion Article & Questions (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get your Mars Article out of your class absent folder. Answer questions and turn in as soon as you can.

  • Week of August 27 - 31

    Monday

    Classwork: Rock Lab (Explore)

    If you were absent today - See Mrs. Talbot about making up the activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Rock Lab (Explore)

    If you were absent today - See Mrs. Talbot about making up the activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Presentation on Rocks - Types of Rocks (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Copy the notes and foldable in your binder.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Presentation on Rocks - The Rock Cycle (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Copy the notes and draw the Rock Cycle Diagram in your binder.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Rocks Article & Rock Cycle Comic Strip (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Complete and turn in the Rock Cycle Comic Strip

     

  • Week of August 20 - 24

    Monday

    Classwork: Mineral Lab (Explore)

    Homework: Study your notes for the Minerals Test

    If you were absent today - See Mrs. Talbot about making up the activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Mineral Lab (Explore)

    Homework: Study your notes for the Minerals Test

    If you were absent today - See Mrs. Talbot about making up the activity.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Minerals Test (Evaluate)

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Minerals Test in class when you return.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: District Readiness Assessment

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the District Readiness Assessment in class when you return.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Grand Canyon Phenomenon (Engage); Begin Rock Cycle Presentation (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get notes on the Rock Cycle

  • Week of August 13 - 17

    Monday

    Classwork: Unit 1 PreAssessment; Mexico Mineral Cave Phenomenon (Engage)

    If you were absent today - You will have to make up the Unit 1 PreAssessment in class when you return.

     

    Tuesday

    Classwork: Presentation on Properties of Minerals (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Get notes on the Properties of Minerals.

     

    Wednesday

    Classwork: Properties of Minerals Graphic Organizer (Explain)

    If you were absent today - Complete the Properties of Minerals Graphic Organizer in your binder.

     

    Thursday

    Classwork: Crystal Structures Activity (Elaborate)

    If you were absent today - See Mrs. Talbot about making up the activity.

     

    Friday

    Classwork: Crystal Structures Activity (Elaborate)

    If you were absent today - See Mrs. Talbot about making up the activity.