In Class:
5-18-2017
1. Watched "Amazing Wonders of our Solar System"
2. Worked on A family of Planets. This is due at the end of class tomorrow.

5-17-2017
1. Notebook Check
2. Family of Planets worksheet; this is due Friday. Students should use the online textbook (Holt Online) if they do not complete this assignment in class.

5-16-2017
4-H Day
H.W. - Be ready for the notebook check tomorrow.

5-15-2017
1. "The Sun"
2. The students were introduced to the Inner and Outer planets with a power point presentation.
H.W - Make sure your notebook is ready by Wednesday. This will be the last test grade for the year.

5-12-2017
1. Students got their notebook in order. Our last notebook check will be Tuesday, May 16th.
2. Geocentric system vs. Heliocentric system power point notes.
3. Big Bang Theory was discussed
4. Students learned their cosmic address.

5-9-2017
1. Moon phase definitions
2. Students created a moon phase foldable.

5-8-2017
1. Bill Nye - "The Moon"
2. Season's quiz
3. The moon anticipation guide covering pages 660-664.

5-5-2017
1. Students completed Science Court - "Seasons". There will be a quiz over parts 1,2, and 3 on Monday.

RETURN YOUR SCIENCE BOOKS ASAP.

5-3-2017
1st and 2nd periods only
Science Court Part 2
H.W. - There will be a quiz over why the seasons change next Monday.

5-2-2017
1. Seasons - Science Court.
-vocabulary
-Part 1 questions
H.W. - Go over the vocabulary and the six questions that were covered in class.

4-27-2017
1. Warm up - What type of weather would a (mT) air mass bring?
2. Air mass lesson review
3. Fronts foldable
4. Workbook pages 309-314
H.W. - Complete workbook pages if not completed in class. Be prepared for your quiz over air masses and fronts.

4-26-2017
1. Warm up - How are global winds named?
2. Air masses - vocabulary, notes, worksheet together, foldable.
H.W. - Use your notes to help prepare for your quiz on Friday.

4-25-2017
1. Warm up - In which atmospheric layer does weather occur?
2. Coriolis effect explained. Lazy Susan demonstration
3. Global Wind Reading
H.W. - There will be a quiz this Friday over air masses and air fronts.

4-21-2017
1. Warm up - Why does a carpeted floor feel warmer to bare feet than a tile floor?
2. Notebook check

CAMP WAHSEGA TRIP IS MONDAY.

4-20-2017
1. Warm up - List the layers of the atmosphere in order from the bottom to the top.
2. Quiz
3. Heat transfer power point and notes
4. Convection current demonstration
H.W. - Be prepared for your notebook check tomorrow.

4-19-2017
1. Warm up - In which two layers of the atmosphere does the temperature increase with the altitude?
2. Layers of the atmosphere activity.
H.W. - Use your work today to help you study for the quiz tomorrow. Notebook check is Friday.

4-18-2017
1. Warm up - What gas is the most abundant in our troposphere?
2. Completed atmosphere web quest.
3.. Began layers of the atmosphere activity.
H.W. - There will be a quiz over the layers of the atmosphere Wednesday. Complete the atmosphere web quest if not completed in class. For those without internet access, you must complete this during ELT.

4-17-2017
1. Warm up - In what two was does our atmosphere protect us?
2. Students ordered lunch and decided their groups for the field trip on Monday.
3. Atmosphere web quest.

4-14-2017
1. Warm up - In which layer of the atmosphere do most meteors burn?
2. Students went to their google classroom account and began an atmosphere web quest. This will be completed on Monday.

4-13-2017
1. Warm up - Explain why temperatures in the stratosphere rise with altitude.
2. Reviewed layers of the atmosphere.
3. BrainPop - "Ozone Layer", "Greenhouse Effect", and "Climate Change".
H.W. - complete the BrainPops if not finished in class, and email the results to deborah.carver@lumpkinschools.com


4-12-2017
1. Warm up - In which layer of the atmosphere do we live?
2. Air pressure demonstration - egg in a bottle
3. Used chrome books to complete layers of the atmosphere chart.
H.W. - Go over the layers of the atmosphere and each characteristic. Bring ear buds for tomorrow and Friday if possible.

4-11-2017
4-H Day today.

3-30-2017
1. Warm up - What force causes groundwater to flow downhill?
2. Test make ups / corrections
3. Completed Groundwater Contamination web-quest. (See google classroom).
H.W. - Complete the web-quest if not finished in class.

3-29-2017
1. Warm up - Where is the water table located?
2. Students went to their google classrooms to review for the test.
3. Test
4. Groundwater contamination web quest.

3-28-2017
1. Warm up - What helps clean groundwater by acting as a filter as the water moves toward the saturated zone?
2. Completed Science Seekers, part 3.
H.W. - Use your vocabulary sheet and your investigation questions to help prepare for you test. There is also a power point and a quizlet to help you on google class room.

3-27-2017
1. Warm up - What makes some rocks able to store water?
2. Science Seekers - Part 2
H.W. - Study investigations 1 and 2 to help prepare for the test on Wednesday.

3-24-2017
1. Warm up - What is the saturated zone?
2. Completed Science Seekers, part 1.
There will be a test over science seekers next Wednesday.

3-23-2017
1. Warm up - How do plate movements form ocean trenches?
2. Test
3. Science Seekers - Safe Groundwater

3-22-2017
1. Warm up - How do mid-ocean ridges form?
2. Played Kahoot to prepare for the test tomorrow.
3. Worked on workbook pages 237-242.
H.W. - Finish workbook pages if not completed in class. Study for test.


3-21-2017
1. Warm up - The ocean's surface temperature varies because of what two things?
2. Oceans - BrainPop
3. Ocean Floor - BrainPop
4. Workbook pages 237-242
5. Kahoot
H.W. - Prepare for your test.

3-20-2017
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between a seamount and an island.
2. Ocean floor topography demonstration.
3. "Ocean Exploration"
H.W. - Study for test. Get report card signed.

3-17-2017
1. Warm up - Explain why the Pacific Ocean is getting smaller each year.
2. Ocean Basics I
3. Draw, label, and illustrate the ocean floor.
H.W. - Use your notebook to help prepare for your test on Wednesday.

3-16-2017
1. Warm up - Define salinity.
2. Completed presentations about Earth's oceans.
3. Geography Basics II.
H.W. - Study geography basics II to help prepare for your test on Wednesday. There will be no questions over the continents on your test; only the oceans.

3-15-2017
1. Warm up - Why is the ocean salty?
2. Earth's oceans - Students were divided into small groups. Each group was assigned a section of the chapter to present to the class.
H.W. - There will be a test over Earth's oceans and ocean topography next Wednesday.

3-14-2017
1. Warm up - Where is fresh water found?
2. Water Everywhere power point
3. Earth's water foldable
4. Oceanography - "Bill Nye"

3-9-2017
1. Warm up - What needs to happen to the water vapor for condensation to occur?
2. Checked on water cycle baggies. Students used their baggies to explain the water cycle.
3. Water cycle foldable.
4. Students searched the classroom for question and answers about the water cycle.

3-8-2017
1. Warm up - Why does water form on the outside of a glass of iced tea?
2. Completed Science Court - Water Cycle.

3-7-2017
1. 4-H Day

3-6-2017
1. Warm up - What is the source of the energy used to fuel the water cycle and our weather?
2. Went over notebook. Notebook check is tomorrow.
3. Began Science Court - Water Cycle.
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is ready to be checked.

3-3-2017
1. Warm up - Define transpiration.
2. Completed water vapor vocabulary
3. "Water Cycle" - Bill Nye
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is ready to be checked.

3-2-2017
1. Warm up - List four types of soil conservation.
2. Completed soil conservation
3. Watched "The Water Cycle"
4. water cycle in a baggie
5. water cycle vocabulary
H.W. - Make sure notebook is up to date. Notebook check is Tuesday.

3-1-2017
1. Warm up - Why does subsoil contain less humus and larger rocks than topsoil?
2. Soil test
3. Providence Canyon - weathering and erosion
4. Soil conservation foldable.

2-28-2017
1. Warm up - Why does water have difficulty moving through clay?
2. Test review.
H.W. - Prepare for your test.

2-27-2017
1. Warm up - Give two examples of things that might be found in humus.
2. Read the article "Digging in the Dirt"
3. Took soil horizon notes.
4. Watched "The Living Soil"
5. Read the article "Give Me the Dirt"
H.W. - Use your articles and notes to study for the soil test on Wednesday.

2-24-2017
1. Warm up - Why does the humus need to be mixed into the deeper layers of soil?
2. Completed Science Court

2-23-2017
1. Warm up - Why is the mid-western part of the United States called the "breadbasket"?
2. Science Court - "Soil", parts 1 and 2.

2-22-2017
1. Warm up - Name three examples of sediment.
2. Went over anticipation guide from yesterday.
3. Began Science Court - "Soil".

2-21-2017
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between mechanical and chemical weathering.
2. Bill Nye - "Rocks and Soil"
3. Anticipation guide, pages 288-293

2-16-2017
1. Warm up - Explain how weathering, erosion, and deposition are related.
2. Students identified examples of weathering, erosion, and deposition.
3. Worked on weathering vocabulary project.
H.W. - Bring a jacket to class tomorrow; we are going on a weathering walk. Work on project.

2-15-2017
1. Warm up - How does weathering relate to the rock cycle?
2. Notebook check
3. Students worked on their weathering vocabulary project. These are due next Tuesday.
H.W. - Vocabulary project is due Tuesday.

2-14-2017
1. Warm up - How does weathering impact people?
2. Physical and chemical weathering notes.
3. Worked on notebook.
4. Watched "landslide" clips
H.W. - Weathering vocabulary project is due Tuesday. Notebook check tomorrow.

2-13-2017
1. Warm up - Explain how the Grand Canyon was formed.
2. Went through science notebook - There will be a notebook check on Wednesday.
3. Vocabulary project was explained. This is due next Tuesday.
4. Changing Earth's processes notes.
H.W. - Begin thinking about and planning your vocabulary project.
H.W. -


2-10-2017
1. Warm up - How does erosion help uncover fossils?
2. Canyon lab

2-9-2017
1. Warm up - How would you describe the perfect fossil site?
2. Students used terms of erosion and deposition to color a drawing correctly.

2-8-2017
1. Warm up - Explain the Law of Superposition.
2. Completed "Science Seekers"
3. Weathering and erosion power point and notes.
H.W. - Go over your power point notes.

2-7-2017
4-H Day

2-6-2017
1. In which type of rock would you look for fossils?
2. Science Seekers - In investigation 3, students learned to read a satellite image in order to find sedimentary rock.

2-3-2017
1. Warm up - Which type of rock would you expect to find around a volcano?
2. "Rock Recipes" - Students used shaved crayons to create models of the different types of rocks and how they travel through the rock cycle.


2-2-2017
1. Warm up - How does uplift sometimes make fossils easier to find?
2. Science Seekers - Students must find a site to find fossils.

1-31-2017
1. Warm up - Why are the oldest fossils located on the bottom layers of sedimentary rock?
2. Test
3. Read and answered section review question from pages278-283.
4. Silent reading
H.W. - Complete #3, if not completed in class.

1-30-2017
1. Warm up - Explain the role of plate tectonics in the rock cycle.
2. Reviewed for the test tomorrow.
3. Completed study guide
H.W. - Use your study guide and/or play the Kahoot game to prepare for the test.

1-27-2017
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between weathering and erosion.
2. Students traveled through the rock cycle by flipping cubes at different stations in the classroom.
3. "Rockfinders"
H.W. - Play the Kahoot game to prepare for the test.

1-26-2017
1. Warm up - Which type of sedimentary rock is formed from fossils?
2. Kahoot game
3. Worked on study guide
H.W. - Use the Kahoot game to prepare for your science test.

1-25-2017
1. Warm up - How are rocks classified?
2. Graphic organizer of the three types of rocks
3. Rock cycle vocabulary
4. Rock cycle diagram
5. Begin study guide.
H.W. - Answer questions 1-10 on your study guide.

1-24-2017
1. Warm up - What two things need to happen before pertrification can occur?
2. Students completed "Science Court - Fossils"
H.W. - There will be a test over rocks and the rock cycle next Tuesday.

1-23-2017
1. Warm up - Why are most fossils found in sedimentary rock?
2. Science Court - fossils

1-20-2017
1. Science Court - Fossils
Students worked in cooperative groups to answer the question, "Is a fossil a bone?"

1-18-2017
4-H / Notebook Check.
H.W. - Make sure your rock chart is completed.

1-17-2017
1. Mid year check
2. Prepared notebooks
3. Completed types of rock chart.
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is ready for grading.

1-13-2017
1. Students observed sedimentary rock formations.
2. Previewed then read pages 102-105. While reading, students took notes using the Frayer Model of note taking. They then worked in collaborative groups to compose one master outline of sedimentary rocks.
H.W. - Explain how sedimentary rocks are formed.

1-12-2017
1. Metamorphic rocks were discussed.
2. Students separated six different metamorphic rocks into foliated or nonfoliated categories.
3. "Rocks and Minerals"
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is ready by Wed. Discuss with someone at your home how metamorphic rocks are formed.

1-11-2017
1. Went over notebooks
2. Igneous rocks and their uses
3. Paired reading - metamorphic rocks.
H.W. - The notebook check will be next Wed.

1-10-2017
Reading assignment - Please read pages 106 - 111 in your science book. Be prepared to discuss how metamorphic rocks are formed.

1-06-2017
1. Igneous rock lab - Students were given six different igneous rocks. They used a dichotomous key to identify each rock. They then analyzed the grain size of the rocks to determine if they were intrusive or extrusive.

1-5-2017
1. Study Jam - Igneous Rocks
2. Paired reading, pages 98-101
3. Students were assigned a type of igneous rock. They then had to explain why they are "better" than the other rocks.
H.W. - Get notebook ready for notebook check on Tuesday. Explain to someone in your home the differences between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks.

12-16-2016
1. Warm up - According to Moh's Hardness Scale, what number would a mineral be if you can scratch it with your fingernail?
2. Mineral test - open book
3. Silent reading.

12-15-2016
1. Warm up - To what does a mineral's luster refer?
2. Mineral identification lab.

12-14-2016
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between cleavage and fracture.
2. Students created a mineral identification foldable.
3. Workbook pages 41-44. These are due Friday.
H.W. - Complete workbook pages if not completed in class.

12-13-2016
1. Warm up - What are two environmental problems with mining?
2. Went over workbook pages.
3. Watched a power point and took notes about mineral identification.

12-12-2016
1. Warm up - Name two ways in which minerals are formed.
2. Gold mining in Dahlonega
3. Students completed workbook pages 45-50.
H.W. - Complete workbook pages if not completed in class.

12-9-2016
1. Warm up - What are the five criteria that makes a substance a mineral?
2. Power point presentation about crystals.
3. Students went to the lab and observed different types of crystals and began growing their own.

12-8-2016
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between organic and inorganic.
2. Students took notes on how to determine if a substance is a mineral or not.
3. Students were given seven items and worked together to decide if the substance was a mineral or a non-mineral.
4. Students were introduced to parts of a compound microscope.

12-7-2016
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between weather and climate.
2. Anticipation guide - minerals, pages 66-69.
H.W. - The test over minerals will be Friday, Dec. 16th.

12-6-2016
4-H Day

12-5-2016
1. Warm up - What is the purpose of a tiltmeter?
2. Bill Nye - "Volcano"
3. Volcano test.

12-2-2016
1. Warm up - How can a volcanic eruption cause a possible climate change?
2. Students worked on their volcano brochure.
H.W. - Study for Monday's test. Complete the brochure if not completed in class.

12-1-2016
1. Warm up - What is a dormant volcano?
2. Went over workbook pages 161-166.
3. Students worked on a brochure about volcanoes.
H.W. - Prepare for the volcano test on Monday.

11-30-2016
1. Warm up - Which type of volcano has a combination of explosive and nonexplosive eruptions.
2. Notebook Check
3. Workbook pages 161-166.
4. Test review sheet
H.W. - Complete workbook pages if not completed in class. Test is on Monday.

11-29-2016
1. Warm up - Name three types of volcanoes.
2. Watched "Earth Science - Volcanoes" while getting notebooks ready for the notebook check tomorrow.
3. Created a volcano booklet.
H.W. - Complete any missing assignments. Notebook check is tomorrow.

11-28-2016
1. Warm up - Why is magma that contains a lot of silica more likely to erupt explosively?
2. Went over notebook. Notebook check is Wednesday.
3. Completed volcano pp notes.
4. "Cubed" a volcano.
H.W. - Complete class work today if not finished. Get notebook ready for notebook check on Wednesday. Be prepared for test on Friday.

11-18-2016
Career Day! Thank you to all the volunteers for sharing their careers with us.

11-17-2016
1. Warm up - Explain the difference between lava and magma.
2. Cornell Notes - pages 250-255
3. "Ring of Fire"

11-16-2016
1. Warm up - How does the amount of water in magma affect how a volcano erupts?
2. Students created a model of a volcano.
H.W. - Use your model to learn the parts of a volcano.

11-15-2016
1. Warm up - What are the two types of volcanic eruptions?
2. Volcano pp notes
3. Mt. St. Helen eruption was discussed.


11-14-2016
1. Warm up - What does the Richter Scale measure?
2. Earthquake test
3. Workbook pages 151-156
H.W. - Complete workbook pages if not completed in class.

11-11-2016
1. Warm up - What does the Mercalli Scale measure?
2. Richter Scale
3. Students completed their study guide to help prepare for Monday's test.
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for the test on Monday.

11-10-2016
1. Warm up - What is the simplest method used to find an earthquake's epicenter?
2. Mercalli Scale Skit. - Students performed in a skit depicting an earthquake. They then charted the information on a map using the Mercalli Scale.
H.W. - Use your notes to prepare for the earthquake test on Monday.

11-09-2016
1. Warm up - What would happen if you were outside when an earthquake began? What should you do?
2. Seismic wave quiz
3. Finding the epicenter of an earthquake lab
H.W. - Be prepared for a test over earthquakes on Monday.

11-08-2016
1. Warm up - What are three main types of seismic waves?
2. Students created a foldable to use for studying for their quiz.
3.. Watched footage of the March 11th, 2011 earthquake in Japan.
H.W. - Use you foldable to study for your quiz.

11-05-2016
1. Warm up - Where do most earthquakes happen in the United States?
2. Seismic wave slinky demonstration.
3. Seismic wave pp presentation
4. Went over earthquake hazard map
H.W. - There will be a quiz over seismic waves this Wednesday. Study your pp follow sheet.

11-04-2016
1. Plate tectonic test re-take
2. Students completed an earthquake hazard map of the U.S.

11-03-2016
1. Went over tectonic plate test.
2. Completed and went over the earthquake anticipation guide.
H.W. - Go over your anticipation guide.

11-02-2016
4-H Club Day: Students learned to read a weather map.

11-01-2016
1. Watched "Earthquake"
2. Earthquake anticipation guide
H.W. - Complete the anticipation guide if not finished in class. This is due Thursday.

10-31-2016
Halloween Toothpaste Lab

10-28-2016
1. Warm up - Why do tectonic plates move?
2. Test
3. Students completed quiz corrections if needed or worked on a vocabulary activity: "Earthly Anagrams".

10-27-2016
1. Warm up - At which type of boundary would you fine mid-ocean ridges and rift valleys?
2. Went over study guide.
3. Scavenger hunt test review.
H.W. - Use you study guide to prepare for the test tomorrow.

10-26-2016
1. Warm up - At which fault does the hanging wall move downward relative to the footwall?
2. Went over yesterday's quiz.
3. Completed study guide for Friday's test.
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for the test on Friday.

10-25-2016
1. Warm up - Which type of fault is associated with a convergent boundary?
2. Quiz
3. Students worked together to complete "Making Mountains".
H.W. - Study for the test on Friday.

10-24-2016
1. Warm up - Which type of stress is associated with transform boundaries?
2. Notebook check
3. Workbook pages 127-134
H.W. - Complete workbook pages if not completed in class. Study for quiz. There will be a test over Chapter 7 on Friday.

10-21-2016
1. Warm up - Which type of mountains are formed with compression?
2. Students checked their notebooks to make sure they are ready for the notebook check on Monday.
3. Types of faults foldable.
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is ready.

10-20-2016
1. Warm up - Which type of mountains are formed with tension?
2. Students completed "Going Deep with Plate Tectonics". The class read the article together and read boundary maps to answer questions about plate tectonics.
H.W. - Complete any work that was not finished in class. There will be a notebook check on Monday.

1-=19-2016
1. Warm up - How were the Appalachian Mountains formed?
2. Went over anticipation guide.
3. Students created a stress concept map.
H.W. - Use the stress concept map to review new vocabulary terms. Quiz is next Tuesday.

10-18-2016
1. Warm up - Describe what happens at subduction zones.
2. Students used an anticipation guide to read pages 206-212 in the text.
3. Students worked in pairs to compare their answers on the anticipation guide.
H.W. - Go over your guide with someone from home.
There will be a quiz next Tuesday over deforming Earth's crust - pages 206-212 next Tuesday.

10-17-2016
1. Warm up - At which type of plate boundary would you find rift valleys?
2. Students completed "Dynamic Earth" using the chrome books.
3. Student choice - Brain Pop or read "Science World" magazine.

10-14-2016
1. Took boundary notes
2. Watched "Plate Tectonics in Action"
3. Used notes and workbook pages to complete a graphic organizer over the plate boundaries.

10-13-2016
1. Took up workbook pages 123-126
2. Students used Chrome Books to complete "Dynamic Earth".

10-12-2016
1. Students saw examples of land forms that occur at different plate boundaries.
2. Plate boundaries cards
3. Workbook pages 123-126
H.W. - Complete the workbook pages if not completed in class.

10-07-2016
1. Warm up - How are mountains formed?
2. Hurricanes

10-06-2016
1. Warm up - Name the three types of plate boundaries.
2. Went over yesterday's test.
3. Students created a plate boundary foldable
H.W. - Look over your foldable and sing the boundary song.

10-05-2016
1. Warm up - What is the process that takes place at mid-ocean ridges?
2. Test
3. Introduction to plate boundaries
H.W. - Sing the plate boundary song to the tune of "The Adams Family".

10-4-2016
4-H Day
H.W. - Study for the test tomorrow.

10-3-2016
1. Warm up - In which layer of the Earth are convection currents located?
2. Completed study guide
3. Leap Frog - test review game
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for the test on Wednesday.

9-30-2016
1. Warm up - How does sea-floor spreading support the continental drift theory?
2. Went over workbook pages 119-122
3. Worked on study guide for next week's test.

9-29-2016
1. Warm up - How are ocean trenches formed?
2. Completed sea-floor spreading poster.
3. Workbook pages 119-122.
H.W. - Complete the workbook pages if not finished in class. There will be a test over the Earth's layers, continental drift theory, and sea-floor spreading next Wednesday.

9-28-2016
1. Warm up - Why wasn't Alfred Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift accepted?
2. Went over sea-floor spreading.
3. Students worked with a partner to create sea-floor spreading posters.
H.W. - Explain how new crust is formed.

9-27-2016
1. Warm up - On which tectonic plate do we live?
2. Sea-floor spreading model.
H.W. - Explain your model to someone at home.

9-26-2016
1. Warm up - What three pieces of evidence did Alfred Wegener have for his Theory of Continental Drift?
2. Continental Drift activity packet.
H.W. - Complete activity packet if not finished in class.

9-23-2016
1. Warm up - Who first came up with the Theory of Continental Drift?
2. "Catch-up-day: Students worked on their notebooks, make-up work, and did test corrections.
3. Watched "Deep into the Core"

9-22-2016
1. Warm up - On which layer to tectonic plates "float"?
2. Went over notebooks to get them ready for tomorrows notebook check.
3. Plate tectonics power point
4. Theory of continental drift foldable.
H.W. - Be prepared for the notebook check.

9-21-2016
1. Warm up - What is the purpose of Earth's magnetic field?
2. Inside Earth test.
3. Reading response log pages 198-201
H.W. - Get your notebook ready for a notebook check on Friday.

9-20-2016
1. Warm up - As you travel deeper into the Earth, what happens to the temperature and pressure?
2. Earth's magnetic field
3. leap frog - test review game
H.W. - Use your study guide to prepare for the test.

9-19-2016
1. Warm up - Explain how convection currents work.
2. Study guide scavenger hunt.
3. "Deep Inside the Earth"
H. W. - Use your study guide to prepare for Wednesday's test/

9-16-2016
1. Warm up - Which layer of the Earth is densest?
2. Went over quiz and lava lamp homework.
3. Created tectonic plate foldable.
There will be a test on Wed. over the inside of the Earth.

9-15-2016
1. Warm up - Which layer of the Earth is liquid?
2. Physical structure of the Earth pages 192-193
3. Quiz
4. Convection current demonstration
5. What's inside a lava lamp?
H.W. - Explain how a lava lamp works.

9-14-2016
1. Warm up - On which physical layer of the Earth do we live?
2. Layers of the Earth pizza slice foldable.
H.W. - Study for tomorrow's quiz.

9-13-2016
1. Warm up - In which layer of the Earth does molten rock flow?
2. Watched "Inside Earth" and completed illustrations from yesterday.
H.W. - Study for Thursday's quiz.

9-12-2016
1. Warm up - What are the two types of crust?
2. Went over Friday's lesson
3. Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the continental crust and the oceanic crust.
4. Physical layers of the Earth were introduced.
H.W. - Go over the physical layers of the Earth. There will be a quiz on Thursday.

9-9-2016
1. Completed scale drawing of Earth.
2. Used textbook to explore the differences between the layers of the Earth.

9-8-2016
1. Bill Nye - "Earth's Crust"
2. Students worked on creating scale drawings on Earth.

9-7-2016
4-H Day

9-6-2016
There will be no warm-ups this week due to 4-H and the short work week.
1. Earth's Interior foldable
2. Inside Earth powerpoint
H.W. - Go over your foldable. Show it and explain it to someone.


9-2-2016
1. Warm up - What is the measure of the amount of matter in an object?
2. Metric quiz.
3. Mass,Volume, and Density questions

9-01-2016
1. Warm up - What is the basic unit of measurement for mass and volume?
2. Tools practice chart
3. Practice quiz
4. Volume and mass explanation
5. Density demonstration with bread
H.W. - Study for your quiz.

8-31-2016
1. Warm up - What is the basic unit of measurement for length and volume?
2. Students used Chrome Books to practice metric units. The website used was: http://www.learner.org/interactives/metric/symbols4.html
Please feel free to visit.
H.W. - Study the S.I. Unit foldable. There will be a quiz over the metric system on Friday.

8-30-2016
1. Warm up - Which type of graph is good for displaying the sizes of parts that make up a whole?
2. S.I. Units (Systems International) meters and liquid volume were reviewed.
3. Lab - "Are You a Square" and "Measuring Liquid Volume With a Graduated Cylinder"

8-29-2016
1. Warm up - Name one thing you are doing right in school this year.
2. Students demonstrated their knowledge of interpreting data with graphs.
H.W. - Complete your graphs if not finished in class.

8-26-16
1. Warm up - Why do scientists use charts and graphs?
2. Completed "Science Court".
3. Pre-test of unit 1 - Inside Earth
4. Students completed a survey over the presentation Mr. Kendrick gave yesterday.

8-25-2016
Our counselor, Mr. Kendrick, came to speak with our class about ways to be successful in middle school.

8-24-2016
1. Warm up - Give an example of when random samples are used.
2. 2. Science Court - Students will be working in cooperative teams to learn the following concepts:
* how graphs can help make data analysis easier
* how to recognize and provide examples of data that follow similar patters
* what makes a good estimate
* why one would use a random sample
* how bias can influence data gathering
H.W. - Make sure your notebook is ready to be graded.

8-23-2016
1. Warm up - Give an example of a cause and effect relationship.
2. Science Court - Students will be working in cooperative teams to learn the following concepts:
* how graphs can help make data analysis easier
* how to recognize and provide examples of data that follow similar patters
* what makes a good estimate
* why one would use a random sample
* how bias can influence data gathering
H.W. - Review class notes.
2. 2. Science Court - Students will be working in cooperative teams to learn the following concepts:
* how graphs can help make data analysis easier
* how to recognize and provide examples of data that follow similar patters
* what makes a good estimate
* why one would use a random sample
* how bias can influence data gathering
H.W. - Review class notes.

8-22-2016
1. Warm up - Which kind of Earth Scientist would most likely help you find oil?
2. Science Court - Students will be working in cooperative teams to learn the following concepts:
* how graphs can help make data analysis easier
* how to recognize and provide examples of data that follow similar patters
* what makes a good estimate
* why one would use a random sample
* how bias can influence data gathering
H.W. - Review class notes.

8-19-2016
1. Warm up - What kind of Earth Scientist would most likely study thunderstorms?
2. Went over yesterday's test. Grades are in Power School.
3. Scientific Method Crossword Puzzle.
No homework!! Enjoy your weekend.

8-18-2016
1. Warm up - What question should you ask yourself to find the independent variable in an experiment?
2. Reviewed yesterday's lab and went over "The Big Chill".
3. Test
No homework!!

8-17-2016
Science Lab.
Students solved a problem using the scientific method.
H.W. - Study for your test.

8-16-2016
1. Warm up - What question should you ask yourself to find the dependent variable?
2. Students worked through three different investigations and applied the scientific method to each.
H.W. - Put "The Big Chill" in the correct order of the scientific method.

8-15-2015
1. Warm up - What question should you ask yourself to find the controlled variable in an experiment?
2. Students worked through different scenarios to find the dependent, independent, and controlled variables.
H.W. - Learn the questions to ask yourself to help find the different kinds of variables.

8-12-2016
1. Warm up - How was your first week of middle school?
2. Students participated in a paper airplane lab to learn about the three types of variables.

8-11-2016
1. Warm up - What is the main goal of science?
2. Colored and created flash cards to help learn the steps of the scientific method.
3. Variable vocabulary.
H.W. - Use flash cards to learn the order of the scientific method.

8-10-2016
1. Warm up - Name two events in geology.
2. Watched "Using the Scientific Method"
3. Listed the steps of the scientific method.
H.W. - Repeat the steps of the scientific method at least five times.

8-9-2016
1. Warm up - What are the four main branches of Earth Science?
2. 4-flap compare graphic organizer - Students created this type of organizer to compare the four branches of Earth Science.
H.W. - Explain what the four branches of science are to someone who likes you.

8-8-2016
1. Warm up question: What are the five rules of the classroom?
2. Organized science binder
3. Introduction to Earth Science - branches of Earth science
H.W. - Explain the four branches of Earth Science.
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