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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
1. Mohs Hardness Scale - Students used the scale to complete a crossword puzzle.
2. Stemscopes - Reading Science - "Minerals and Rock Composition".
H.W. - Complete the reading science if not finished in class. The mineral test will be delayed until after the holidays.

Thursday, December 7th
1. Warm up - How can you tell if a substance is a mineral?
2. Students went to the lab to grow crystals. They will be ready to take home on Monday.
H.W. - Be prepared for the test next Thursday.

Wednesday, December 6th
1. Warm up - Name two major groups of minerals.
2. Mineral notes
3. Mineral or Non-mineral Lab
4. Crystal power point
H.W. - Go over notes taken in class today.

Tuesday, December 5th
1. Warm up - Where do we find minerals?
2. Anticipation guide - What are Minerals?
H.W. - There will be a test over minerals Dec. 14th.

Monday, December 4th
1. Warm up - Name two types of lava.
2. Went over notebook check. Students checked their grades on Power School.
3. Minerals and Vinegar lab.
H.W. - Make sure you have turned in your Irma make-up work.

Friday, December 1st
1. Warm up - Name three types of volcanoes.
2. Notebook check
3. Irma make up work or "Science World".

Thursday, November 30th
1. Warm up - Explain liquifaction.
2. Completed power point notes
3. Yellowstone Park fault zone.
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is ready for tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 29th
1. Warm up - What does the Mercalli Scale measure?
2. Went over notebook entries
3. Students were shown liquifaction caused by earthquakes
4. Volcano power point notes.
H.W. - Br prepared for the notebook check on Friday.

Tuesday, November 28th
1. Warm up - What is the reason for the western part of the United States having a greater earthquake potential than the eastern half of the United States?
2. Went over earthquake hazard map questions.
3. Mercalli Scale radio show.
H.W. - Be prepared for the notebook check on Friday. (Entries 24 - 33)

Monday, November 27th
1. Warm up - How often do earthquakes occur?
2. Students were introduced to the Earthquake Tracker website.
3. Earthquake Hazards in the United States.
H.W. - Complete the earthquake hazard questions if you did not get finished in class.

Friday, November 17th
1. Warm up - Which seismic wave is the most destructive?
2. Study Island - test re-take
3. Students completed the health survey.

Thursday, November 16th
1. Warm up - Which seismic wave is the most destructive?
2. Guest speaker - We were fortunate enough to have a speaker come and talk to the students about rocks and minerals.

Wednesday, November 15th
1. Warm up - What is another name for the hypocenter of an earthquake?
2. Plate boundary notes
3. Completed earthquake power point
4. seismic wave demonstration with a slinky
5. Bill Nye - "Earthquakes"

Tuesday, November 14th
1. Warm up - Why so we have earthquakes?
2. Went over yesterday's test. If you are not happy with your grade, you may take another test on Friday.
3. CNN 10 News - Earthquake in Iran
4. Earthquake power point with notes.

Monday, November 13th
1. Warm up - Why do we have mountains?
2. Plate Tectonics Test.
3. Stemscope assignment - Watch "Earthquake" and answer the questions in complete sentences.
4. Google Classroom - "Science World" magazine.

Friday, November 10th
1. Warm up - Describe the process of how new crust is being created at a mid-ocean ridge.
2. Went over study guide
3. Students went through their google classroom to complete "Dynamic Earth" tutorial.
H.W. - The test has been moved to Monday.

Thursday, November 9th
1. Warm up - Explain how lithosphereic plates cause earthquakes.
2. Students completed their standard stations.
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for the test tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 8th
1. Warm up - How and where are ocean trenches formed?
2. Standard stations. Study guides were given.
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for your test on Friday.

Tuesday, November 7th
4-H Day Meetings

Monday November 6th
1. Warm up - Which type of boundary formed the San Andreas Fault?
2. Students worked in their standard stations.
H.W. - Be prepared for Friday's test.

Friday, November 3rd
1. Warm up - Both a rift valley and a mid-ocean ridge are formed from a divergent boundary. Explain how they are different.
2. Standard stations.

Thursday, November 2nd
1. Warm up - What is the Ring of Fire?
2. Went over Stemscopedia - part 2
3. Standard stations were explained to students. Over the next few days, students will visit 10 stations that over the plate tectonic standards.
H.W. - Be prepared for next week's test.

Wednesday, November 1st
1. Warm up - What event might occur when plates transform?
2. Stemscope

Tuesday, October 31st
1. Warm up - How was Hawaii formed?
2. Plate boundary lab. Students used graham crackers and cake frosting to demonstrate the plate boundaries.

Monday, October 30th
1. Warm up - Explain what happens at subduction zones.
1st Period - Created a picture that included subduction, mid-ocean ridges, trenches, sea-floor spreading, and the asthenosphere.
3. Stemscopedia questions
2nd, 3rd, and 5th periods
2. Took plate tectonic notes
3. Stemscooedia questions
H.W. - Prepare for a test over plate tectonics November 8th.

Friday, October 27th
1. Warm up - What two processes work together to recycle and renew Earth's crust?
2. Went over seafloor spreading and subduction questions and answers.
3. Watched "Ring of Fire".

Thursday, October 26th
1. Warm up - Why don't the present shapes of the continents fit perfectly into a super-continent?
2. Group sea-floor spreading model
3. Sea-floor spreading video clip
4. Sea-floor spreading and subduction article and questions.
H.W. - Complete the article questions if not completed in class. Check your PowerSchool grades. Please take care of any zeros.

Wednesday, October 25th
1. Warm up - Why wasn't Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift believed during his lifetime?
2. Completed Continental Drift Puzzle.
H.W. - Complete the continental drift activity packet if not finished in class.

Tuesday, October 24th
1. Warm up - Explain what happens when oceanic crust converges with continental crust.
2. Continental Drift Puzzle.

Thursday, October 19th
1. Completed notebook check
2. Stemscopes -
a. Reading in Science
b. picture vocabluary
c. complete Stemscopedia - Plate Tectonics
d. Content Connections Video 1

Wednesday, October 18th
1. Notebook check
2. 1st Period - "Writing in Science" - Stemscope assignment
2nd, 3rd, & 4th periods - "Reading in Science" - Stemscope assignment

Tuesday, October 17th

4-H Day
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is up to date.

Monday, October 16th
1. Alfred Wegener - Theory of Continental Drift
2. "Continents Adrift"
H.W. - Get entries ready for notebook check on Wednesday.

Friday, October 13th
1. Warm up - Explain what happens when tow continental plates converge.
2. Stemscopedia - Plate Tectonics.

Thursday, October 12th
1. Warm up - Name three types of plate boundaries.
2. Students created a plate boundary foldable.
3. Plate boundary song to the tune of "The Adams Family".
H.W. - Be prepared for a notebook check next week. Practice singing the plate boundary song.

Wednesday, October 11th
1. Warm up - Use your plate name map to answer the question. Which plate is being pushed under the North American Plate?
2. Students used toy cars to demonstrate the three types of plate boundaries.
H.W. - Explain to someone at home the three types of plate boundaries.

Tuesday, October 10th
1. Warm up - How is the asthenosphere different from the other layers of Earth?
2. Students used a map of the world to identify the 7 major tectonic plates and the 8 minor tectonic plates.

Monday, October 9th
1. Warm up - Explain how convection currents work.
2. Investigating Solids that Flow - Lab - Students mixed cornstarch and water to make a putty. They then related this mixture to the consistency of the athenosphere.

Friday, October 6th
1. Went over convection paper from yesterday.
2. Convection current explanation; students formed a cold, dense molecule and then formed a hot, less dense molecule.
3. Convection demonstration - We used blue ice and red water to show how convection currents work.
4. Stemscopes - Content connections Video.
H.W. - Check you email account for your fossil grade. If you made below a 70, go to "View" and make the test corrections. Copy the question and the complete answer. Bring it in on Monday for a higher grade.

Thursday, October 5th
Students took the test over Fossils. They then completed a crossword puzzle over convection currents.

Wednesday, October 4th
Students watched "Fantastic Fossils" and completed all Stemscope assignments.
H.W. - Prepare for the test tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 3rd
Students worked in Stemscopes. Students should NOT turn in the picture vocabulary, Science rock, or the concept review game.
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for Thursday's test.

Monday, October 2nd
We had shortened classes because of ITBS testing. We went over the study guide today. The test has been moved to Thurdsday.

Friday, September 29th
1. What would it tell you if you find a sea shell stuck in a rock high on a mountain?
2. We checked Stemscopedia work
3. Vocabulary - For vocabulary words, go to Stemscopes, under assignments, go to picture vocabulary.

Thursday, September 28th
1. Warm up - How can we use fossils found in rocks to identify the age of the rocks?
2. Students worked on their Stemscopes assignments.
H.W. - Complete the Stemscopedia worksheet in not finished in class. Go over your notebook to help prepare for Tuesday's test.

Wednesday, September 27th
1. Warm up - Why are fossils rock-colored?
2. Students used their Google Classroom to complete their lab questions.
3. Students who did not complete Monday's assignments worked on those. Stemscopes - Reading Connection Video and Reading in Science.
4. Stemscopedia -" Fossil Evidence of a Changing Earth". Students read the article and answered the questions on their worksheet.
H.W. - Get caught up with your assignments as much as you can. We will be working on them again tomorrow. Be prepared for you test next Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 26th
Lab - Digging through the Past. Students visited 6 containers to dig through for evidence of the past. They recorded the depth, rock type, habitat, and names of organisms found.

Monday, September 25th
1. Warm up - What can we learn about Earth from studying fossils?
2.. Notebook check
3. StemScopes - Fossil Evidence of a Changing Earth - Reading Connections and Reading in Science.
H.W. - Complete the Stemscope assignment if not finished in class.

Friday, September 22nd
1. Warm up - Describe two events that must occur for petrification to occur.
2. Completed Science Court - Fossils
H.W. - Have you notebook ready for Monday.

Thursday, September 21st
1. Warm up - Is a fossil a bone? Why or why not?
2. Science Court - Fossils
H.W. - Be prepared for the notebook check.

Wednesday, September 20th
1. Warm up - What do we call people who study fossils?
2. Science Court - Fossils
H.W. - Be prepared for a notebook check this Friday.

Tuesday, September 19th
1. Warm up - What does it mean to "infer"?
2. Students practiced their observation and inference skills . Students used fossil evidence to construct explanations for events that took place in the geological past.
3. Science Court - "Fossils" vocabulary
H.W. - Review the vocabulary terms given today.

Monday, September 18th
1. Warm up - What is a fossil?
2. Watched "Fossils"
3. Read pages 166-171 in the text and answered the review questions on page 171.

Friday, September 8th
1. Went over STEMscope work
2. Test make-ups and test corrections
3. "Science World" - online password: bookrain3
No homework.

Thursday, September 7th
1. Movie - "Earth's Crust"
2. Test over layers of Earth
3. Silent reading
No homework.

Wednesday, September 6th
1. We reviewed the major concepts for this unit.
2. Kahoot - Layers of the Earth game.
H.W. - Use your notebook to help prepare for the test tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 5th
4 - H Club Day
Due to the short week and 4-H meetings, we will not have warm up questions this week.
H.W. - Go over your notebook to prepare for Thursday's test.

Friday, September 1st
1. Warm up - Which layer of Earth is the densest?
2. Stemscopes:
- Reading is Science - turn in
-Content connections video - turn in
-Play concept review game. - Do NOT turn in; keep playing!
H.W. - Be prepared for the test on Thursday.

Thursday, August 31st
1. Warm up - What are the two types of crust?
2. Pizza Layer Notes - Study guide.
H.W. - Use your notes to prepare for next weeks test.

Wednesday, August 30th
1. Warm up - Which layer of the Earth is not a liquid or a solid?
2. Students used clay to create layers of the Earth based on chemical composition and state of matter.
H.W. - Go over today's lab sheet to help prepare for your test next Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 29th
1. Warm up - Which layer of the Earth consists of the crust and the upper part of the mantle?
2. STEMscopes assignment:
Picture vocabulary - Students made flash cards with the vocabulary words for this unit. They then watched the video clips of the challenge words.
Content Connection Video - Students watched the video and answered the questions that followed. They then turn the assignment in electronically.
H.W. - Complete today's assignment if you wish. We will have time in class on Friday to complete this.

Monday, August 28th
1. Warm up - Why does Mercury not have changing seasons?
2. Students learned the names of the physical layers of the Earth: Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, Mesosphere, Outer Core, and Inner Core
H.W. - Review the physical layers of the Earth.

Friday, August 25th
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between solstice and equinox.
2. Test
3. Self - Assessment
4. Silent Reading or STEMscopes

Thursday, August 24th
1. Warm up - What is the distance between Earth and the Sun?
2. Notebook Check - Please be aware, not all grades have been entered at this time.
3. Students were shown how to get into STEMscopes.
- Go to LCMS Webpage.
- Go to Quick Links for students and click STEMscopes.
- Username: GTID number
- Password: lumpkin
H.W. - Prepare for tomorrow's test.

Wednesday, August 23rd
1. Warm up - Does a country located on the equator have changing seasons? Why? or Why not?
2. We went through notebooks making sure they are ready to be checked for tomorrow.
3. Students worked on their study guides.
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for the test on Friday.

Tuesday, August 22nd
1. Warm up - What effect does the Earth's tilt have on our climate here in Lumpkin County?
2. Seasons Lab - Students used a lamp and a globe to model the different seasons of the year.
H.W. - There will be a notebook check this Thursday and a test on Friday.

Friday, August 18th
1. Warm up - How would you describe the shape of Earth's orbit around the sun?
2. Completed Science Court

Thursday, August 17th
1. Warm up - What is the meaning of tilt? Write a sentence using "tilt" in the correct context.
2. Part 2 - Science Court - Seasons.
H.W. - Make sure you have all of your warm up questions ready to turn in tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 16th
1. Warm up - Do you have internet at home?
2. "Science Court - Seasons"
If your student made below a 70 on the quiz, they may take it again during ELT tomorrow. They need to sign up with Ms. Mac.

Tuesday, August 15th
1. Warm up - Which moon phase comes after a waxing gibbous?
2. Quiz - Grades have been put into power school.
3. Science Court - Seasons

Monday, August 14th
1. Warm up: Explain the origin of the moon.
2. Quiz notes
3. Bill Nye "Moon"
H.W. - Use your notes to prepare for the quiz.

Friday, August 11th
Students modeled the phases of the moon. They looked for patterns and shapes.
There will be a quiz over moon phases and eclipses next Tuesday.

Thursday, August 10th
Planetarium Trip

Wednesday, August 9th
1. K.W.L. Chart
2. Perspective sketch
3. Watched "What is an Eclipse?)
4. Students constructed models of a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse.
H.W. - Show someone the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse.

Tuesday, August 8th
1. Students discussed three different theories as to how the moon was formed.
2. BrainPop - "Moon"
H.W. - Tell someone how the moon was formed.

Monday, August 7th
1. Roll call
2. Set up interactive science notebook.
3. Chromebook numbers were assigned. Students logged on to their account and joined the science class. They were also shown how to use the school webpage.
3. Students shared their knowledge of what they knew about the moon and listed questions they would like to find the answers to about the moon.
H.W. - Complete your questions if you have not completed them in class.

Friday, August 4th
1. Completed pre-test
2. Wrote a letter to self describing the first week of middle school. These will be opened and read the last day of school.
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 3rd
1. Collected field trip forms. Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your form.
2. Students began the Earth Science Pre-test.
H.W. - Get all forms signed!!

Wednesday, August 2nd
1. Reviewed class rules
2. Collected field trip forms
3. Completed solar puzzles.
H.W. - Get field trip permission slips signed.
Tuesday, August 1st
1. Class rules
2. Field trip information was given. Please sign and return with $3 by Friday.
3. Supply list was reviewed.
H.W. - Get papers signed.
Science Notebook Entries
1. Moon questions
2. Perspective Sketch
3. Moon Phases
4. Quiz notes
5. Science Court - Seasons Vocabulary
6. Science Court, Parts 1, 2, and 3
7. Physical Layers of Earth
8. Inside Earth Drawing
9. Modeling Layers - Student Journal
10. Pizza Layer Notes - Study Guide
11. Key Concept Notes
12. Science Court - Fossils Vocabulary
13. Science Court - Fossils - Questions and answers
14. Stemscopedia - Fossils
15. Study Guide
16. Vocabulary - Fossils
17. Convection color sheet
18. Investigation solids that flow
19. Plate Names
20. Car Crash
21. Plate Boundaries Song
22. Stemscopedia - Plate Tectonics
23. Theory of Continental Drift
24. Picture vocabulary - Plate Tectonics
25. Continental Drift Puzzle
26. Seafloor spreading and subduction article
27. Plate Notes
28. Cracker Lab
29. Stemscopedia - Part 2
30. Earthquake Notes
31. Earthquake Hazard Map
32. Mercalli Scale
33. Volcano power point notes
34. Minerals and Vinegar
35. Anticipation guide
Directions for the Inclement Weather Days make up assignment:
Students need to use their google account and their Stemscope account to complete the assignments.

Students have three assignments to complete for the unit Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources .

Students will watch a Brain Pop about Natural Resource. They will take the graded quiz and send their best result to their teacher using their teacher's email address.

Username: lumpkin

Password: indians

Students will then read the assignment Stemscopedia Renewable and NonRenewable Resources. They will fill out the Google Doc to answer the questions. The Google Doc is on Google Classroom. Their teacher will be able to see their submissions. GTID number

Password: lumpkin

Students will finish their unit by completing the five question Renewable and NonRenewable Resources assessment on Stemscopes. GTID number

Password: lumpkin
STEMscopes - Science Curriculum
- Go to the LCMS website.
- Go to Quick Links for Students and click "Stemscopes"
- Username : GTID #
- Password: lumpkin
Remind 101
Sign up for updates in science class. Text the message @g2eek2 to the number 81010 or to (706) 956-0311.
Supply List
color pencils
ear buds (for use with classroom Chromebooks)
pencil pouch - All of the above items will be stored in your pencil pouch and are to be taken with you to all of your academic classes.
one 1 1/2 inch binder
two dividers
Quick Links