School Year 2019-2020
Trimester 2 Week 14
December 2-Magnetic Fields Chapter 2 Lesson 2.2
December 3-Magnetic Fields Chapter 2 Lesson 2.3
December 4-Magnetic Fields Chapter 2 Lesson 2.4
December 5-Magnetic FieldsChapter 3 Lesson 3.1
December 6-Magnetic Fields-Class Activity
Trimester 2 Week 14
November 18-Magnetic Fields Chapter 1 Lesson 1.5
November 19-Magnetic Fields Chapter 1 Lesson 1.6
November 20-Magnetic Fields Chapter 2 Lesson 2.1
November 21-Magnetic Fields Chapter 2 Lesson 2.2 and 2.3 Leeson Moved to After Break
November 22-Magnetic Fields Chapter 2 Lesson 2.4 Lesson Moved to After Break
Trimester 2 Week 13
November 11-Engineering Internship Proposal-Peer Edit Day
November 12-Pre-test on Amplify for the Magnitic Fields Unit Chap 1 Lesson 1.1
November 13-Magnetic Fields Chapter 1 Lesson 1.2
November 14-Magnetic Firelds Chapter 1 Lesson 1.3
November 15-Magnetic Fields Chapter 1 Lesson 1.4
Trimester 2 Week 12
November 4-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 6
November 5-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 7
November 6-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 8
November 7-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 9
November 8-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 10
Trimester 1 Week 11
October 28-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 1
October 29-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 2
October 30-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 3
October 31-Force an Motion Engineering Internship Day 4
November 1-Force and Motion Engineering Internship Day 5
Trimester 1 Week 10
October 21-Force and Motion Chapter 4 Lesson 4.1
October 22-Force and Motion Chapter 4 Lesson 4.2
October 23-Force and Motion Chapter 4 Lesson 4.3
October 24-Force and Motion Unit Assessment
October 25-Force and Motion Unit Assessment-Formative Assessment
Trimester 1 Week 9
October 14-No School
October 15-Force and Motion Chapter 3 Lesson 3.4
October 16-Extra Credit Work-Google Classroom-Videos
October 17-Corn Maze ar Richardson's
October 18-Class Rotations
Trimester 1 Week 8
October 7-Force and Motion Chapter 2 Lesson 2.5 Review
October 8-Force and Motion Chapter 2 Lesson 2.5 In Class Activity
October 9-Force and Motion Chapter 3 Lesson 3.1 Active Reading (Collisions)
October 10-Force and Motion Chapter 3 Lesson 3.2
October 11-PSAT at Antioch High School for District 117
Trimester 1 Week 7
September 30-Force and Motion Chapter 1 Lesson 1.6
October 1-Force and Motion Chapter 2 Lesson 2.1
October 2-Force and Motion Chapter 2 Lesson 2.2
October 3-Force and Motion Chapter 2 Lesson 2.3
October 4-Force and Motion Chapter 2 Lesson 2.4
Trimester 1 Week 6:
September 23-Unit Pre-test Force and Motion-No Homework
September 24-Force and Motion Chapter 1 Unit 1.2 Describing Changes in Motion
September 25-Force and Motion Chapter 1 Unit 1.3 Investigating Direction of Force
September 26-Force and Motion Chapter 1 Unit 1.4 Explaining Force and Velocity
September 27-Force and Motion Lesson 1 Unit 1.5 Force Strength and Velocity Change
Trimester 1 Week 5:
September 16-Amplify Science-HHE Chapter 3-3.1 Discussing Energy Systems
September 17-NWEA Reading
September 18-HHE Chapter 3.2
September 19-HHE Chapter 3.3
September 20-HHE End of Unit Assessment.
Trimester 1 Week 4:
September 9-Amplify Science-Harnessing Human Energy Chapter 2: The Rescue Teams Energy Needs: 2.1 Investigating Energy Claims (Using the Reasoning Tool) . Journal Check on Friday
September 10: Harnessing Human Energy Chapter 2: The Rescue Teams Energy Needs: 2.2 Evaluating Energy Needs
September 11: Harnessing Human Energy Chapter 2: The Rescue Teams Energy Needs: 2.3 Writing Scientific Arguments
September 12: NWEA Testing Day
September 13: HHE: Chapter 3: Designing an Energy Solution: 3.1 Reading about Energy Systems (Journal Check Today)
Trimester 1 Week 3:
September 2-No School-Labor Day
September 3-Introduction to Amplify Science-Harnessing Human Energy Lesson 1.1 (In class activities and Homework) What is energy?
September 4-Harnessing Human Energy Lesson 1.2 (In class activities and Homework) Investigating Energy Claims
September 5-Harnessing Human Energy Lesson 1.3 (In class activities and Homework) Kenetic and Potential Energy
September 6-Harnessing Human Energy Lesson 1.4 (In class activities and Homework) Energy Inventions
Trimester 1 Week 2:
August 26: Science Journal Set Up-create pages and Tabs for the science journal-to be kept in class.
August 27: Science Safety-Create a possitive poster supporting science safety. Google Classroom Login information provided today. Last day to change you screen profile on the I-Pad.
August 28: Safety Poster Workday
August 29: Safety Poster Presentations
August 30: Safety Poster Presentations/Safety Quiz
Trimester 1 Week 1:
August 20: First Day of School
August 21: Skills of a scientist-Assignment-Use 5 or more word that describe the skills of a scienctist and embed them in an image of a tool of science. Due Friday:
August 22: Science Skill Assignment Work Day
August 23: Class Operations Disscussion
Trimester 3 Week 12:
May 13: Human Footprint-Video
May 14: Field Trip-A Midsummer's Night Dream
May 15: Human Footprint-continued
May 16: Weather Final Review
May 17: Weather Final Test
Trimester 3 Week 11
May 6: Kahoot Day-Science Kahoot on Weather
May 7: Finish Prentice Hall Notes-organizer.
May 8: Google Classroom assignment.
May 9: Weather Fronts and Air Masses
May 10: Weather Conditions
Trimester 3 Week 10"
April 29: Cloud Types
April 30: Quiz Review
May 1: Quiz and Journal Check
May 2: Go over quiz and Air Masses
May 3: Prentice Hall Reading on Weather-Create a graphic organizer of the info.
Trimester 3 Week 9:
April 22: Organizing the data for the Solar Energy Labs.
April 23: Sharing Experiments and the. information discovered by them.
April 24: NWEA Spring Testing
April 25: The Water Cycle
April 26: NWEA Spriing Testing and Celebration Day
Trimester 3 Week 8:
April 15: Solar Energy Lab:
April 16: Desigining a question and Hypothesis
April 17: Developing an Experiment to test the hypothesis.
April 18: Experiment Day
April 19: Experiment Day
Trimester 3 Week 7:
April 8: Atmospheric Layers (Reading and Model assignement in Google Classroom)
April 9: Atmospheric Model Workday
April 10: Atmospheric Model Workday
April 11: Illinois Science Assessment
April 12: Atmospheric Model-DUE Today-Self Assessment
Trimester 3 Week 6:
April 1: World Climates
April 2: Climate Map
April 3: Climate Map Due
April 4: Climate Research-Group Presentations
April 5: Climate Research-Group Presentations
Trimester 3 Week 5:
Trimester 3 Week 4:
March 18: Snarfle Island Adaptation Game
March 19: Video-Life Write 5 characteristics of a Mammal
March 20: Journal Check
March 21: Living Things Wrap-up
March 22: Special Schedule-Early Release Day.
Trimester 3 Week 3:
March 11: Galapagos Video
March 12: IAR Testing
March 13: In Class Activity-Diversity and Adaptation
March 14: IAR Testing
March 15: IAR Testing
Trimester 3 Week 2:
March 4: Data Review for Gallery Walk
March 5: Worm Dissection Prep.
March 6: Worm Dissection Activity
March 7: Worm Dissection Lab Report and Quiz Review:
March 8: Classification Quiz
Trimester 3 Week 1:
February 25: Phyla Exhibit Work Day
February 26: Phyla Exhibit Work Day
February 27: Gallery Walk and Data Collection Day
February 28: Gallery Walk and Data Collection Day
March 1: Class Data Review Day
Trimester 2 Week 12:
February 18: No School
February 19: Simple and Complex Animal Crash Courses (Videos)
February 20: Gallery Walk of Simple Animals
February 21: Gallery Walk work day
February 22: Gallery Walk-Information gathering Day (From other posters)
Trimester 2 Week 11:
February 11: Go over Genetics Quiz
February 12: Create a device to remember the levels of classification of living things.Assignment: Sentence and Picture Due on Wednesday.
February 13: Kingdoms of Living Things-Characteristics Breakdown-Mini Booklet Creation
February 14: Kingdom Booklet Workday
February 15: Kingdom Booklet Workday
Trimester 2 Week 10:
February 4: Continue working on Genetics Project 10 Feature Creature
February 5: Genetics Project workday
February 6: Genetics Project workday
February 7: Genetics Quiz Review
February 8: Genetics Quiz
Trimester 2 Week 9:
We had 3 snowdays this week. On the non-snowdays we began working on creating a Genetics Project-10 Feature Creature.
Trimester 2 Week 8:
January 21: Sciencesaurus Reading and Google Forms Questions.
January 22: Identifying Traits
January 23: Dominant and Recessive Traits-Acheive Articles on Genetics-complete three before the end of the trimester.
January 24: Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
January 25: Using Punnett Squares to predict Traits (Probability) in Sexually Reproducing Organisms.
Trimester 2 Week 7:
January 14: DNA,Genes and Chromosomes
January 15: Coding and Binary Code used to help understand how DNA can make messages.
January 16: Writing your name using a type of binary code (Morse Code)
January 17: Changing Morse Code to DNA Sequencing Code.
January 18: Writing your namein DNA Sequencing
Trimester 2 Week 6:
January 7: Fossil Arugument Essay-Choose a preservation method and defend why it is the "best" for paleontologists.
January 8: Holocaust Museum Visit
January 9: Fossil Essay Work/Research Day
January 10: Fossil Essay Work/Write Day
January 11: Fossil Essay Due-Class Discussion.
Trimester 2 Week 5:
January 2: DEAR DAY
January 3: Fossil Making Activity
January 4: Fossil Making Activity
Trimester 2 Week 4:
December 17: Geology Test Review
December 18: Geology Test
December 19: Geology Test Review
December 20: Fun Science Day
December 21: Shortened Schedule
Trimester 2 Week 3:
December 10: Student Presentations (Geologic Phenomena)HW Students collect information from other presenters.
December 11: Presentations
December 12: Presentations
December 13: Final Presentations
December 14: Journal Check and Presentation Information Due. Prepare for Unit Final (Next Wednesday, December 19)
Trimester 2 Week 2:
December 3: Work Day-Present plan to Mr. Godsey
December 4: Work through the rubric to make sure all parts are included.
December 5: Work Day
December 6: Finalization of Presentations
December 7: (Global Languages Field Trip)Video-on Earth's Magnetic Field.
Trimester 2 Week 1:
November 26: Snow Day
November 27: The Story of Earth-Video
November 28: The Story of Earth-Video
November 29: Earth Science "Mini-Unit" Presentation Assignement
November 30: Mini Unit work day-Due December 6th, Present December 10.
Trimester 1 Week 12:
November 19: Finish Earthquake Lab
November 20: Rock Cycle Review
November 21: Rock Cycle Review and Journal Check
November 22-23: Thanksgiving
Trimester 1 Week 11:
November 12: Earthquakes and Waves associated with Earthquakes-Holt Science Book Reading in class for background information Pages 130-145.
November 13: Earthquake/Epicenter Guided Notes and Presentation-(Starting the Earthquake Lab)
November 14: Determining the Lag Time between P-waves and S-waves (Data Mining Activity)
November 15: Triangulation Activity-(Earthquake Lab)
November 16: Earthquake Lab Due Date-Go Over Results.
Trimester 1 Week 10:
November 5: ScienceSauraus reading sections 175-199-create 10 questions using the information in these sections-due Thursday
November 6: Plate Tectonic Map-Make a diagram that shows where the 14 Tectonic Plates are located.
November 7: Tectonic Plate Boundary Discussion-Notes
November 8: Tectonic Plate Activity
November 9: Geologic Time and Tectonic Plate Quiz
Trimester 1 Week 9:
October 29: Create your own Geologic Timeline to Scale Due Friday
October 30: Continue your work and research for you Geologic Timeline
October 31: Continue your work and research for you Geologic Timeline
November 1: Continue your work and research for you Geologic Timeline-Due Friday
November 2: Performance Assessment: Place an event(that is randomly selected)on the classroom Geologic Timeline in the appropriate: 1. Era, 2. Period, 3. 10 million year span. Discuss the significance of the events on our timelines in a class discussion.
Trimester 1 Week 8:
October 22: Causes of Mass Extinctions
October 23: Causes of Mass Extinctions
October 24: Go Over Mass Extinctions
October 25: Video-About The World's Past/Mass Extinction
October 26: Video Continued.
Trimester 1 Week 7:
October 15: Mass Extinction Research-Geologic Time
October 16: Mass Extinction Research
Octobet 17: Mixed Science Class Activity
October 18: Field Trip
October 19: Mini Activity-Mixed 8th Grade.
Trimester 1 Week 6:
October 8: Earth Segment Model Evaluation-Evaluate your model and at least 1 other model.
October 9: Life on the Brink-Video Assignment-Create a viewing guide with at least 10 questions/answers?
October 10: Beging Reaserch on Earth's Timeline
October 11: Earth's Timeline
October 12: Quiz-Weeks 1-5 Science Journal and class activities.
Trimester 1 Week 5:
October 1: Finish Convection Current Model Lab. Due Tuesday-submitted through Google Classroom.
October 2: Collect Data about the different Layers of the Earth
October 3: Begin Designing the Earth Segment Model.
October 4: Work Day on Earth Segment Model. Due Friday
October 5: Earth Segment Due-Self Evaluation: Video on Mass Extiction
Trimester 1 Week 4:
September 24: NWEA/Second Step
September 25: NWEA/Second Step
September 26: Convection Cell Observation-Prep Day
September 27: Convection Cell Observation
September 28: Convection Cell Observation-Summary Day
Trimester 1 Week 3:
September 17: Finish Lab Write up for Penny/Water Lab Due Tuesday.
September 18: Discuss other methods for proving claims.
September 19: How the Earth was Made -Video with viewing guide.
September 20: How the Earth was Made continued.
September 21: Quiz-on Safety, Lab Investigations, and Graphing.
Trimester 1 Week 2:
September 10: Scientist's Mind Acivity
September 11:Personal Timeline Activity
September 12: Science Journal (Digital or Paper)) Guidelines-Apple Schoolworks
September 13: Penny/Water Lab Day 1
September 14: Penny/Water Lab Day 2
Trimester 1 Week 1
September 4: First Day of School-Safety Pretest and Safety Contract-Due Friday
September 5: I-Pad Set-up (Lock Screen and Background)
September 6: "What's on the Mind of a Scientist" activity. Bring colored pencils on Friday.
September 7: Scientist mind final project work day. Safety Contracts Due.
School Year 2017-18
Trimester 3 Week 34:
May 7: Weather Rotations-Dellutri
May 8: Weather Rotations-Dellutri
May 9: Weather Rotations-Dellutri
May 10: Weather Rotations-Dellutri
May 11: Weather Rotations-Dellutri
Trimester 3 Week 33:
April 30: NWEA Testing
May 1: NWEA Testing
May 2: Weather Rotation 2-Dawes Classroom
May 3: Weather Rotation 2-Dawes Classroom
May 4: Weather Rotation 2-Dawes Classroom
Timester 3 Week 32:
April 23: The Human Footprint-Guided Notes Due at the end of class.
April 24: The Ocean and its connection to Meteorolgy.
April 25: Weather Rotation 2-Dawes Classroom
April 26: Weather Rotation 2-Dawes Classroom
April 27: Weather Rotation 2-Dawes Classroom
Trimester 3 Week 31:
April 16: The Human Footprint Video
April 17: The Human Footprint Video
April 18: Weather Rotation 1
April 19: Weather Rotation 1-Last Day
April 20: Weather Rotation 1 Quiz
Trimester 3 Week 30:
April 9: Weather Sciencesaurus Q's
April 10: Crash Course Weather and Climate
April 11: Weather Rotation 1-1 lab, 1 model, 1 simulation
April 12: Weather Rotation 1
April 13: Weather Rotation 1
Trimester 3 Week 29:
April 2: No School
April 3: Meterology Sciencesaurus Introduction WS-Section 212-230
April 4: SS WS Due at the end of class
April 5: Illinois Science Assessment
April 6: Earth's Atmosphere Segment Project
Trimester 3 Week 28:
March 26-March 30: Spring Break
Trimester 3 Week 27:
March 19: Invertebrate Animal Comparison Scientific Report: Students will write a research report comparing the Earthworm to another invertebrate animal from the Phyla they researched. Due Friday.
March 20: Invertebrate Report: The Instructions and Rubric can be found on the student's Google Classroom for Science-Today is a work day.
March 21: Work Day for Science Report.
March 22: Peer Reviev and Edit for Report-Due on Friday at 12:30 PM. You must submit the report through Google Classroom.
March 23: Invertebrate Report Due-Google Classroom-Special Schedule today for Assembly and Early Release.
Trimester 3 Week 26
March 12: PARCC Testing
March 13: PARCC Testing
March 14: Review Invertebrate Quiz-Intro to Worm Dissection
March 15: Dissection Practice and Worm Terms
MArch 16: Worm Dissection and Begin Lab Write-up
Trimester 3 Week 25
March 5: Invertebrate Animal Review
March 6: Crach Course on Simple and Complex Invertebrates
March 7: Quiz on Invertebrate Animals
March 8: PARCC Testing
March 9: PARCC Testing
Trimeser 3 Week 24
February 26: Memory activity for the divisions of the living things clasification system. HW create a sentence using the first letter of of each level of classification. Draw a picture of the sentence. (Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Clas, Order, Family Genus, Species)
February 27: Animal Gallery Walk Research Day
February 28: Animal Gallery Walk Research Day
March 1: Animal Gallery Walk Viewing and Data Collection Day
March 2: Animal Gallery Walk Viewing and Data Collection Day
Trimester 2 Week 23
February 19: No School-President's Day
February 20: Classification Activity in class. HW Make a Classification Chart of a room in your house.
February 21: Classification of Items in class.
February 22: Clarifying Classification
February 23: Classification of Living Things
Semester 2 Week 22
February 12: Genetics Activity
February 13: Genetics Activity
February 14: Genetics Test Review
February 15: Genetics Test
February 16: No School-Teacher's Institute Day
Semester 2 Week 21
February 5: Powerschool Check-up: Look for missing and late assignemnts.
February 6: Holocaust Museum Trip
February 7: Flower Lab Due-Punnet Squares Work
February 8: Punnett Squares
February 9: Mendel's Pea Pods-Punnett Squares.
Semester 2 Week 20
January 29: Classroom Traits Presentation and Graphs due Tuesday
January 30: Flower Reproduction
January 31: Flower Dissection Lab
February 1: Flower Dissection Lab
February 2: Flower Dissection Lab
Semester 2 Week 19:
January 22: Yeast Lab Quesstions
January 23: Trait Survey
January 24: Trait Graph-Histogram
January 25: Trait Graph-Histogram
January 26: Genetics Video-History of Genetics
Semester 2 Week 18:
January 15: No School
Januart 16: NWEA TESTING
January 17: NWEA TESTING
January 18: Yeast Lab
January 19: Yeast Lab Continued
Semester 2 Week 17:
January 8: Life Science Mad-Lib-Vocabulary for Life Science
January 9: LS Mad-Lib-Create your own story using the different vocabulary words from the Pink Biology Handouts.
January 10: Genetics Introduction
January 11: Genetics Video
January 12: DNA Activity
Semester 2 Week 16:
December 18: E-Mail Cross Curricular Story Creation-New Achieve 3000 Assignment Read 3 of the articles sent to you and do the activities associated to them by the end of the trimester.
Decemnber 19: E-Mail Cross Curricular Story Creation Peer Edit
December 20: E-Mail Story Share/Debate
December 21: Full E-Mail Lab Evidence Reveal and class discussion.
December 22: Shortened/Modified Schedule for the Wintr Assembly
Semester 2 Week 16:
Deccember 11: Mystery Item Activity
December 12: E-Mail Lab-Instructions are found on Google Classroom. Day 1 Information provided
December 13: E-Mail Lab Day 2 Information provided
December 14: E-Mail Lab Day 3 Information provided
December 15: E-Mail Lab Narratives due by the end of class.
Semester 2 Week 15:
December 4: Fossil Lab Write-up-Look at Perimineralization Fossil and Trace Fossil
December 5: Fossil Lab Due. Fossil Presentation with Guided Notes.
December 6: Fossil Test Living vs. Non Living Pretest
December 7: Living Things Classroom Discussion
December 8: Living Things Video
Semester 2 Week 14:
November 27: Complete Procedure Writing
November 28: Fossil Making Stations Day One (Polymerzation and Mold and Cast Fossils)
November 29: Fossil Making Stations Day Two (Compiling information electronically)
November 30: Fossil Making Stations Day Three (Perimineralization and Trace Fossils)
December 1: Finalization of Fossil Labs-Due Monday, December 4th. (Submitted via Google Classroom)Due Tuesday, December 5th.
Semester 2 Week 13:
November 13: Fossil Reading Assignment-Make an outline for each of the 3 Articles.
November 14: Impression Fossil Activity
November 15: Fossil Making Demonstrations
November 16: Fossil Making Procedure Writing
November 17: Fossil Making Procedure Writing
Semester 2: Week 12
November 6: Earth Science Final Assessment Review
November 7: Earth Science Final Assessment
November 8: Biology Introduction-Supercroc
November 9: SuperCroc-Viewing Guide Assignment
November 10: Supercroc Finish and go over guide.
Semester 1 Week 11:
October 30: Earth Science Lab Stations
October 31: Earth Science Lab Stations
November 1: Earth Science Lab Stations
November 2: Geology Review with Post Test Final Sample.
November 3: Final Geology Unit Test
Semster 1 Week 10:
October 23: Video-Colliding Planets
October 24: Earth Science Power Point and Guided Notes
October 25: Earth Science Power Point and Guided Notes
October 26: Earth Science Power Point and Guided Notes
October 27: Earth Science Power Point Quiz.
Semester 1 Week 9:
October 16: Google Classroom/EdPuzzle Assignment-Watch the video on Plate Tectonics and Write the questions/answers that are asked on paper to turn in. Due Wednesday
October 17: Selene-Extra Credit Opportunity
October 18: Selene-Extra Credit Opportunity
October 19: Field Trip
October 20: Grade Level Activities
Semester 1 Week 8:
October 9: No School
October 10: Geologic Timeline (Calculation Sheet)-HW Finish Calculation-Complete Timeline Information Data Collection.
October 11-Create a not to scale Geologic Timeline with researched events. (Due Friday)
October 12-Performance Assessment-Scale/Measurement and Reading a chart/graph (Timeline)
Use Google form on Classroom to enter in Researched Geologic Events.
October 13-Performance Assessment Continued.
Semester 1 Week 7:
October 2: EarthViewer Timeline Research
October 3: Graphing Data
October 4: Graphing Data and Information Collection
October 5: Timeline Information Collection
Semester 1 Week 6:
September 25: Earth Segment Model-Work Day
September 26: Earth Segment Model-Work Day
September 27: Earth Segment Model-Work Day-Due Thursday September 28
September 28: Mass Extinction/Earth's Timeline
September 29: Mass Extinctions
Semester 1 Week 5:
September 18: How the Earth was Made: Movie Guide WS
September 19: HTEWM-Complete and fill in Study Guide
September 20: EdPuzzle-Convection Cells Google Classroom Assignment-Take Notes comparing two demonstrations of convection cells.
September 21: Earth's Segment Project-Individual assignment making a scale model of a crosssection of Earth.
September 22: Earth's Segment Model-Work Day
Semester 1 Week 4:
September 11-Science Skills-(Organization, Measurement, Scale) HW-Personal Timeline
September 12-Personal Timeline-Workday
September 13-Penny Lab Review
September 14-How the Earth was Made.
September 15-How the Earth was Made
Semester 1 Week 3:
September 4: No School
September 5: Penny Lab Investigation-Write up...Due Monday September 11. (Google Classroom has the format and it should be submitted through Google Classroom.)
September 6: Penny Lab Work Day
September 7: NWEA Testing
September 8: NWEA Testing
Semester 1: Week 2
August 28: Safety Quiz-Grade in Class-Hands on Science-Due Wednesday
August 29: Classroom Video-The Nature of Science
August 30: Geology Pre-Assessment
August 31: Penny Lab Experiment
September 1: Penny Lab Experiment
Semester 1: Week 1
August 21: Teacher Institute
August 22: Teacher Institute, 8th Grade Open House
August 23: First Day of School
August 24: Hands on Science, Classroom Expectations, Science Safety
August 25: Hands on Science, Classroom Expectations, Science Safety
School Year 2016-17
May 15-17: Vacation Presentations
May 18-19: Human Impact on the Earth
May 8-12: Vacation Project Work Week-3 parts Individual Data Sheet, Promotional Pamphlet, and Presentation.
May 1: Weather Labs cont'd
Mat 2: Review Labs-Due today.
May 3: Weather Test Review
May 4: Weather Test
May 5: Vacation Spot Project introduction
April 24-15: NWEA
April 26-28: Weather Labs (3 labs) Albedo, Cloud Cover,and Land vs. Mass.
April 17: PARCC Language Usage Teat
April 18: Air Masses
April 19: Ocean Currents
April 20: Illinois Science Assessment
April 21: Science Weather Songs-Interpret the basis of the songs (5)
Week 29: (Mid-Term Week)
April 10: Atmosphere Segment Assignment Work Day-Due Wednesday.
April 11: Atmosphere Segment Assignment Work Day-Due Wednesday
April 12: Atmosphere Segment Evaluation and Activity
April 13: Air Masses, World Wind Patterns, Jet Streams, Ocean Currents, Coriolis Effect and other weather affecting phenomena.
April 14: No School
April 3: PARCC TESTING
April 4: Cell and Embryo Development Project (Last Work Day)
April 5: Cell Project Due Intro to Meteorology
April 6: Sciencesaurus Meteorology Section-Reverse Guided Activity-Create a Question Sheet for someone else to answer. (With an answer Key)
April 7: Atmosphere Segment Assignment
Week 27: Spring Break
March 13: PARCC TESTING
March 14: PARCC TESTING
March 15: PARCC TESTING
March 16: Cell and Embryo Development (Project assigned)
March 17: Cell and Embryo Development Animation Assignment Workday.
March 6: Probability and Predicting Gender (Purple and Aqua WS)Create a graph of the Probability Data
March 7: Focus Questions on Probability
March 8: Mendel's Pea Pods and Punnett Squares
March 9: Pea Pod Lab
March 10: Great Transformations-Video
February 27: Trait Survey (Chordate Animal Claim and Evidence Due-Chordate Notes Due)
February 28: Graphing of Trait Survey Data
March 1: Graphing of Chordate Data-Interpreting the Data. (Graph Due Thursday, March 2.)
March 2: Dominant and Recessive Traits
March 3: Genes, Chromosomes and DNA
February 20: No school President's Day
February 21: Chordate Animal Information Gathering Assignment.
February 22: Chordate Animal Information Gathering Assignment.
February 23: Chordate Animal Claim and Evidence Assignment.
February 24: Chordate Animals-Discussion End of Grading Period.
February 13: Earthworm Dissection Lab Write-up (Typed report following the Rubric Guidelines)
Due: Thursday Feb 16
February 14: Earthworm Dissection Lab Write-up
February 15: Animal Development Chordates
February 16: Chordates
February 17: No School-Teacher Institute Day
February 6: Invertebrate Timeline
February 7: Invertebrate Timeline
February 8: Earthworm dissection Prep
February 9: Earthworm Dissection
February 10: Earthworm Dissection Lab Write-up
January 30: Invertebrate Gallery Poster Work
January 31: Invertebrate Gallery Poster Work-Put on Display Today
February 1: Gallery Walk-Information Collection
February 2: Gallery Walk-Information Collection-Write a Claim and Evidence Statement about Invertebrate Animals-Support the statement with information collected from the Gallery Walk.
February 3: Invertebrate Animal Class Discussion
January 23: Kingdom Panel Book Project
January 24: Introduction to the Animal Kingdom
January 25: Invertebrate Animals (Phyla Level of the Organization)
January 26: Performance Assessment-Making a wet slide for the microscope. Quiz-Classification
January 27: Invertebrate Animal-Group Research and Gallery Display Construction
January 16: No School MLK Day
January 17: Yeast Lab-Is it Alive
January 18: Yeast Lab
January 19: Classification Levels-Kingdoms
January 20: Classification-Kingdoms
January 9: Dochotomous Charts and Taxinomic Keys
January 10: Button Classification
January 11: Button Classification
January 12: Classification of Living Things
January 13: Classification of Living Things
January 5:Finish all incomplete work.
January 6: Mid-Term-Classification Activity
December 12: Fossil Making Videos and Procedure Development
December 13: Fossil Lab-Fossil Making Day 1
December 14: Fossil Lab-Fossil Making Day 2
December 15: Fossil Lab-Write-up Day
December 16: Fossil Lab-Write-up Due Today
December 5: Living Things Introduction
December 6: Design an Extreme Characteristic
December 7-9: Fossil Article Reading and Comparison with a discussion.
November 28: Test completion, Test corrections, and Introduction to Diversity and Adaptation Unit. HW-Choose 2 of the three articles from Achieve 3000 and do all activities in the article lesson. (The articles are as follows: A Story With Legs, A Snapshot in Time, and A Whale of a Whale)
November 29: Holocaust Field Trip
November 30: NWEA Testing (Special Schedule)
December 1: NWEA Testing (Special Schedule)
December 2: Official introduction to the Diversity and Adaptation Unit
November 14-15: Earth System Stations: Day 3
November 16-17: Review of ES Packet and Unit Test
November 18: Geology Unit Test
November 7-11: Earth System Stations: Day One Demonstrations. Days 2-5 Group Rotations Through Each Station
October 31: Bill Nye Greatest Discoveries Earth Science(YouTube)
November 1: The Earth's Crust-Plate Tectonics
November 2: Plate Tectonics
November 3: Volcanoes and Earth Quakes
November 4: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
October 24: Earth Segment Model-Individual Model Production
October 25: Earth Segment
October 26: Earth Segment
October 27: The Crust and Mantle
October 28: The Core
October 17: Radiometric Decay Lab Due
October 18: Half life quiz
October 19: Video: Planet Earth
October 20-21: Field trips
October 10: No School
October 11: Half-life/Radio Active Decay Demonstration
October 12: Half-life Lab
October 13: Half-life Lab
October 14: Finish Half-Life Lab and Graphs: Due today
October 3: Geologic Timelines Collected and Demonstration of Cornell Note Taking Method (On Geologic Time)
October 4: Prentice Hall Chapter in class review.
October 5: Earth Segment-Model Design-Research
October 6: Earth Segment-Model Design-Research
October 7: No School-Teacher Institute
Class Week 6:
Monday, September 26: Super Croc Questions Due
Tuesday, September 27: Earth's Timeline (Calculations)
Wednesday, September 28-Friday, September 30: Earth's Timeline (Construction)
Monday, September 19: Personal Timeline
Tuesday, September 20: How the Earth was Made. Personal Timeline Due
Wednesday,September 21: Earth's Timeline Moved to 9/27-9/30
Thursday, September 22: Earth's Timeline Moved to 9/27-9/30
Super Croc-Video and Questions
Friday, September 23: Earth's Timeline Moved to 9/27-9/30
Super Croc-Video and Questions
Monday, September 12: Penny Lab Write-up-Formal Paper-Typed in class with partner, Follow the Rubric. Found in Handout Folder. Due Thursday.
Tuesday, September 13: Add a cover page to the Report-Continue working on Lab report.
Wednesday, September 14: Self grade lab report-fix any minor parts-Report Due Thursday
Thursday, September 15: Introduction to Earth Science-Pretest. Changed to Personal Timeline Activity
Friday, September 16: How the Earth was Made-Video Changed to Continue with making a final copy of the Personal Timeline.
Monday, September 5: Labor Day-No School
Tuesday, September 6: Nature of Science and the scientific method.
Wednesday, September 7: Start Penny Lab Investigation
Thursday, September 8: Penny Lab
Friday, September 9: Penny Lab
Monday, August 29: Hands on Science and the Nature of Science-Assignment due Thursday September 1
Tuesday, August 30: Work on final copy of Hands on Science Assignment
Wednesday, August 31: NWEA Math Test
Thursday, September 1: Lab Safety Contract and Open Note Quiz on Lab Safety (Hands on Science Due)
Lab Safety Contract Due Wednesday, September 6.
Friday, September 2: NWEA Language and Reading Tests
Wednesday, August 24: First Day of School
Thursday, August 25: Science Assessment
Friday, August 26, Classroom Rules
School Year 2015-16
May 9-May 13:Hurricane Maps and Questions Due (Monday)
Global Climate Change-Activities include Gathering Data, Historical Information, Interpreting and extrapolating data, Climate Quiz, Determining factors of change, and people's effect on climate.
May 2-May 5: Hurricane Mapping 2 maps. 1 Simulation, 1 Historical.
April 25: MAP Testing
April 26: Reading on Climate-Make 10 Quiz Questions-Multiple Choice.
April 27: Ocean Currents, Winds, and Other Climate Factors.
April 28: Oceans Currents, Winds, and Other Climate Factors.
April 29: Climate Quiz
April 18: Finish Test, Hand back projects, and introduce Climate.
April 19: Go over test. Climate Activity. HW-Climate zones and types.
April 20: Coriolis Effect
April 21: Wind and Ocean Currents
April 22: Wind and Ocean Currents
April 11: Type up Final of Weather Journal
April 12: Type up Final of Weather Journal
April 13: Final Copy of Weather Journal Due
April 14: Weather Test Review
April 15: Weather Test.
April 4: Weather Journal Project-Cloud Formations
April 5: Cloud Formations
April 6: Weather Journal (Put it together)
April 7: Weather Journal-Weather Symbols
April 8: Weather Journal Due. Weather Quiz. Quiz Changed to next week and Journal Due Next Wednesday.
March 28: No School
March 29: Introduction of the Weather Journal Project (Lab Due for before spring break.)
March 30: Weather-Data Collection (done daily for the next 7 days, Lecture on Air Masses and Fronts.
March 31: Weather-Data Collection, Air Masses and Fronts In-class assignment.
April 1: Weather-Data Collection, High and Low Pressure Systems.
March 14: Finish Weather and Climate Unit Notes.
March 15: Lab Prep (Mass and Volume Activity) Calculations.
March 16: Mass and Volume Lab-Taking Measurements and making calculations.
March 17: Graphing Data from Lab.
March 18: Lab Due. Making Weather Observations Activity.
March 7: PARCC Testing
March 8: PARCC Testing
March 9: PARCC Testing
March 10: Self-Evaluation of Atmospheric Segment.
Weather and Climate Unit Notes-Keep for Review
March 11: Movie Documentary-"Vanished" NOVA-Handout
February 29: Sciencesaurus 212-235 Create a Vocabulary List to use throughout the unit.
March 1: Small Group Assignment-Create an Atmosphere Segment to Scale-Rubric handed out. Due Friday, March 4. Final Due Date: Thursday, March 10 with written paper and rubric.
March 2: Atmosphere Segment workday.
March 3: Atmosphere Segment. Due Friday.
March 4: Segment Evaluation and Quiz.
February 22: Future Fossil Project-DUE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23
February 23: Unit Test Review Activity/Practice PAARC Questions
February 24: Unit Test Review Game
February 25: UNIT TEST
February 26: Intro to Weather Unit-END OF 2nd TRIMESTER
February 15: No School-President's Day
February 16:Future Fossil Project Work Day-Paper-Begin experimenting with 3-D software (Sculptris)
February 17: FFP and 3-D Fossil design
February 18: Final Paper for FFP due next Tuesday (February 23)
Feb 19: Design of Future Fossil due with Paper on Tuesday.
February 8: Mass Extinction-Video
February 9: Introduction to Survival of the Fittest Research Project and Future Fossil Production. Give out Locations and Catastrophic Event
February 10: Begin Research on Locations, Events, Flora and Fauna of Locations, and other information for the project.
February 11: Research Day
February 12: No School-Teacher Conferences
February 1: Great Transformations-Video on Whale Evolution.
February 2: Field Trip-Holocaust Museum Visit
February 3: Follow-up on Genetics, reteach some key concepts.
February 4: Performance Assessment on Genetics. Create an outlandish species.
February 5: Performance Assessment on Genetics continued.
January 25: Chromosomes HW-Gold Chromosome WS
January 26: Traits and Introduction to Mendel's Pea Plant Experiment
January 27: Mendel's Experiments
January 28: Punnett Square Activity (Orange Worksheet)
January 29: Punnett Square Activity Continued
January 18: MLK Birthday-No School
January 19: Movie-What Darwin Never Knew
January 20: Movie continued
January 21: Mitosis and Meiosis Diagrams HW-Color Diagrams
January 22: Meiosis Activity and worksheet-In Class
January 11: NWEA Activities and Test-Math
January 12: NWEA Activities and Test-Reading
January 13: Trait Survey
January 14: Genetics Activity
January 15: Introduction to Mitosis
January 4: Microscope Activity-In Class Assignment
January 5: Yeast Observation and Asexual Reproduction activity and discussion.
January 6: Pre-run Yeast Lab
January 7: Yeast Lab.
January 8: Yeast Lab Continued. Due Next week
December 14: Complete Invertebrate Discussion-Introduce Worm Dissection. HW-Read through the procedures for the activity.
December 15: Earthworm Dissection Lab. HW-Lab Report due Wednesday
December 16: Invertebrate Animal and Fossil Quiz-Open Notes
December 17: Movie-Enchanted Kingdom
December 18: Wednesday Schedule-Winter Assembly
December 7: Animal Phyla Research-Group Project In-Class: Create a Poster of your assigned Animal Phyla with all of the criteria given to you. There will be a Gallery Walk on Wednesday for students to gather information from other Phyla groups.
December 8: Research and Development of Phyla Poster.
December 9: Gallery Walk and Information Gathering
December 10: Continue Gallery Walk and Information Gathering.
December 11:Classroom Discussion on Invertebrate Animals.
November 30-Begin Classification-Video and WS. HW Read in the Sciencesaurus 150-157-Outlines made from the reading can be used on tests.
December 1:Creating a Dichotomous Chart-In Class Activity.HW Read in the Sciencesaurus 158-162-Outlines made from the reading can be used on tests.
December 2: Classifying Activity-In Class HW-Turn in your chart that you created.
December 3:Whale Classification Activity. Living Things Characteristics.
December 4: 7/8 Levels of classification. HW-Create a pneumonic device for the levels.
November 23-November 27: No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
November 16: Complete Fossil Making-Begin planning Fossil Lab Write-up
November 17-18: Type Fossil Lab Write-up. Follow Rubric Guidelines Due Thursday, November 19.
November 19-20: Supercroc Video-Guided Questions In Class assignment.
Week 12: Week one of Trimester 2
November 9-10: New Unit-Natural Selection and Biology-Readings on Fossils-Choose two articles, outline them and compare/contrast them using a Venn Diagram.
November 11: Fossil Making Demonstrations
November 12-13: Fossil Making "Lab"
November 2-3: Review each Geology Station. Fill in Information Packet.
November 4: Geology Unit Test Review: Jeopardy Game
November 5: Geology Unit Test
November 6: Geologic Journey: North America-Video (End of Trimester 1)
October 26: Pre-view of Geology Stations-expectations and purpose are provided today.
Oct 27-30: 9 Geology Station-mini-activities.
October 19: Go over Plate Tectonics Lab
October 20: Geology Slide Show
October 21-23: Selene-computer simulation of planet building.
October 12: No School
October 13: Review Earth's Cross-section Assignment: Get the Selene Paperwork filled out.
October 14: Review Earth's Timeline
October 15: Quiz-Earth's History and Design-Correction-Lab Prep Today/Lab on Friday
October 16: Lab Prep-Tectonic Plates-Lab is today.
October 5: Earth Cross Section and Data Due Today. Introduction to Earth's History Timeline.
October 6: Earth's Timeline Creation
October 7-8: Earth's Timeline
October 9: Institute Day-No School
September 28:Confusing Science Terms-in class activity
September 29:Cambridge Note Taking in the Sciencesaurus Section 177-178 and 194-200
September 30-October 2: Earth Cross Section Model Development.
September 21-22: Work on My Life Timeline
September 23-25: How the Earth Was Made Movie with Guided Notes. My Life Time Line Due Friday September 25.
September 14:E-Mail Lab-finish individual story. Be prepared for Classroom Discussion on September 15.
September 15: E-Mail Lab Classroom Discussion. All students must be prepared to be involved in classroom discussion.
September 16: E-Mail Lab Due: (Group-Poster and Graphic Organizer. Individual: Story with Footnotes for proof.
September 17: NWEA Test-Team Activities to follow.
September 18: NWEA Test-Team Activities to follow.
September 7-No School
September 8-Final Copy of the Penny Lab-1 per group-Individually-Create a Cover and A Graph for the Lab (Lab Due Wednesday, September 9.)
September 9-E-Mail Lab-(Data Interpretation Lab)
September 10-E-Mail Lab-(Story Creation)
September 11-E-Mail Lab-Classroom Debate
August 31: Safety Quiz and Sciencesaurus Reference Book Check-Out
September 1: Science Pre-Assessment-Completed in class
September 2: Hands-on Science Assignment Due. Begin working on the Penny Lab. You can find the rubric for all labs on the front page titled "Lab Rubric"
September 3: Penny Lab-Design Procedures and a Data Collection Chart-begin testing if possible.
September 4: Penny Lab-Test and Collect