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7th Grade Science week of 3-27  Updated at 3/27/2017 8:08:00 AM

7th GRADE SCIENCE! 

 

Monday, March 27th 

Do Now: Pizza Box Solar Oven S'mores video (SciGuys)

Lesson: How does a solar oven work? (Research and discuss), Building a pizza box solar oven

Homework: Bring in materials for pizza box solar oven and smores

 

Wednesday, March 29th 

Lesson: Cook solar s'mores (weather permitting), Research electromagnetic spectrum and solar ovens, Presentation poster on how a solar oven works and the electromagnetic spectrum

Homework: No Homework

 

Friday, March 31st

Lesson: Cool solar s'mores (weather permitting), Research electromagnetic spectrum and solar ovens, Presentation poster on how a solar oven works and the electromagnetic spectrum

Homework: No Homework 


8th Grade Science Week of 3-27  Updated at 3/27/2017 8:00:00 AM

8th GRADE SCIENCE! 

 

Monday, March 27th (A Day)

Do Now: Put together chapter portfolios & finish weather vs. climate posters w/ data

Lesson: Sea Level on the Rise Lab, Chapter summary (What's the difference between weather and climate? How are greenhouse gases and climate related? What does the artic tell us about climate change?)

Homework: Have portfolio complete and ready (Chapter test Friday)

 

Tuesday, March 28th (B Day)

Do Now: Put together chapter portfolios

Lesson: Weather vs. Climate Lab (graph data and make posters w/data & conclusions), Chapter summary (What's the difference between weather and climate? How are greenhouse gases and climate related? What does the artic tell us about climate change?)

Homework: Have portfolio complete and ready (except Sea Level on the Rise Lab). Chapter test Monday!

 

Wednesday, March 29th (A Day) 

Do Now: Finish and submit chapter summary

Lesson: Chapter Review! 

Homework: Study for test! 

 

Thursday, March 30th (B Day)

Do Now: Sea Level on the Rise Lab 

Lesson: Chapter Review

Homework: Submit chapter summary and study for test! 

 

Friday, March 31st (A Day)

CHAPTER TEST

Homework: No homework 

 

 


8th Grade Science Week of 3-20  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday, March 20th 

All 8th Grade Science/Social Studies classes will attend the Wetlands Institute's presentation on sustainable fisheries at the Ocean City public library. :)

 

Tuesday, March 21st

All 8th Grade Science/Social Studies classes will do a class activity on sustainable fisheries. This activity will be a mock council meeting where students represent different groups (scientists, citizens, fishing industry representatives, and council members). 

 

Wednesday, March 22nd

8th GRADE REWARD DAY at Ocean City public library! :) 

 

Thursday, March 23rd (A DAY)

"Rising Sea Level" Lab 

Work on Chapter Portfolio/Chapter Review

 

Friday, March 24th (B DAY)

Finish "Getting to the Core" lab 

Preview "Rising Sea Level" Lab 

Homework: Work on Chapter Portfolio 

 


7th Grade Science week of 3-13  

7th Grade Science

 

Tuesday, March 14th 

DO NOW: Finish reviewing Lesson 1: Thermal Energy, Temperature, and heat

Review conservation of energy and share group google slides of energy efficient products (talk about how they relate to conservation of energy) and discuss individual energy efficient inventions. 

No Homework 

 

Thursday, March 16th 

HEAT TRANSFER LAB 

Lesson 2: Transfer of Heat (research) 

NO HOMEWORK :) 


8th Grade Week of 3-13  

8th GRADE SCIENCE

 

Monday, March 13th (B DAY)

Do Now: Daily Weather Data

What can the artic tell us about the change in and stability of Earth? Introduce Antatric Ice Core Data and start documentary on Artic scientists

Homework: Study for chapter vocabulary quiz

 

Tuesday, March 14th (A DAY) and Wednesday, March 15th (B DAY)

Do Now: Daily Weather Data

What can the artic tell us about the change in and stability of Earth? Finish documentary on Artic scientists and graph ice core data. Discuss. 

Chapter vocabulary review

Homework: Study for chapter vocabulary quiz

 

Thursday, March 16th (A DAY) and Friday, March 17th (B DAY)

Do Now: Daily Weather Data

Chapter vocabulary quiz.

"Sea Level: On the Rise" Lab 

NO HOMEWORK 


7th Grade Science week of 3-6  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Tuesday, March 7th 

Do Now: Finish "Before, After, and Conclusions" posters

-Share conclusions

-Complete formal write-up for heat loss project

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Friday, March 10th 

Do Now: Finish Google Slides on energy efficient products (from group research)

-Share group Google Slides

-Work on individual Google Slides on your own energy efficient product invention 

NO HOMEWORK 


8th Grade Science Week of 3-6  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

***NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY***

 

Monday, March 6th (B Day)

Do Now: Daily weather data and finish group posters on carbon in the environment

-Carbon through the Seasons PowerPoint w/imbedded visoes (carbon cycle and Maua Loa Observatory)

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Tuesday, March 7th (A Day) and Thursday, March 9th (B Day)

Do Now: Daily weather data

-Graph Mauna Loa CO2 data (by year, 1959-2011)

-Graph analysis questions

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Friday, March 10th (A Day)

Do Now: Daily weather data

-Write analysis on Mauna Loa CO2 data

-Climate Documentary 

NO HOMEWORK 

 

 


7th Grade Science week of 2/27  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday, February 27th 

1. Finish insulation for model homes

2. Take infrared images after insulation 

3. Share images

4. Discuss class data

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Wednesday, March 1st

1. Make poster showcasing your model home (before and after) and describing what you did

2. Finish "Heat Loss Project" questions (packet)

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Friday, March 3rd

1. Thermal energy presentation (convection, conduction, radiation)

2. Science IDEAS writing prompt

HOMEWORK- Finish writing prompt packet


8th Grade Science Week of 2/27  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday, February 27th (A Day) and Tuesday, February 28th (B Day)

1. Review/Discuss vocabulary 

2. Add to daily weather/climate data table

3. Introduce "Carbon through the seasons" EPA lesson (Carbon Cycle, Greenhouse Effect, & Climate Change) 

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Wednesday, March 1st (A Day) and Thursday, March 2nd (B Day)

1. Journal-Explain the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration (include a visual in your explanation). 

2. Add to daily weather/climate data table

3. "Carbon through the seasons" EPA mini lesson on CO2 data of Mauna Loa Observatory (students will graph and dicuss data). 

HOMEWORK: No Homework 

 

Friday, March 3rd (A Day)

1. Vocabulary Quiz

2. Add to daily weather/climate data table

4. Group Activity (What is the Mauna Loa Observatory and what does it tell us about Earth's climate?)

-One group research Mauna Loa Observatory

-One group graph data on large sheet of paper

-One group research "What is putting CO2 in the atmosphere?"

-One group research "What are ways in which we can remove CO2 from the atmosphere?"

-One group research "How does CO2 affect Earth's climate?"

***All of the groups data/research will be put on presentation papers and put togther for an overiew of this EPA lesson

NO HOMEWORK 

 


7th Grade Science week of 2-21  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Tuesday, February 21st

HEAT LOSS PROJECT: Continue building your Heat Loss Project model home and take thermal images. 

HOMEWORK: Bring in insulation materials 

 

Thursday, February 23rd

HEAT LOSS PROJECT: Analyze thermal images and summarize findings. 

HOMEWORK: No homework 

 


8th Grade Science Week of 2-21  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Tuesday, February 21st (A DAY)

1. Do Now: Wolves of Yellowstone Portfolio

2. How whales change climate (video and articles)

3. What are factors that affect climate? 

Homework: Journal entry "What is the difference between weather and climate?"

 

Wednesday, February 22nd (B DAY) and Thursday, February 23rd (A DAY)

1. Do Now: Go over journal entries (What is the difference between weeather and climate?)

2. PowerPoint Climate vs. Weather

3. "Weather vs Climate: What's the difference?" Lab (Introduce and begin)

Homework: Vocabulary 

 

Friday, February 24th (B DAY)

1. Do Now: Weather measurements ("Weather vs Climate: What's the difference?" lab continued)

2. "Mapping greenhouse gas emissions where you live" lab 

Homework: Journal entry "What are some ways we can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we emit?"

 

 

 


7th Grade week of 2-13  

7th GRADE SCIENCE

 

Tuesday, February 14th 

Draw up plans for your model home (have approved by three students)

Begin constructing your model home for the Heat Loss Project

HOMEWORK: Study for vocabulary quiz

 

Thursday, February 16th 

Vocabulary Quiz

Construct model home for Heat Loss Project

Take thermal images of model homes and analize

NO HOMEWORK 


8th Grade Science Week of 2-13  

8th GRADE SCIENCE

 

Monday, February 13th (B DAY) 

"Wolves of Yellowstone" ecology vocabulary quiz, Wolves of Yellowstone mock City Council Meeting

HOMEWORK: Choose a scenario from the mock council meeting that you agree with and write down 3 reasons why you support this course of action

 

Tuesday, February 14th (A DAY)

Wolves of Yellowstone mock City Council Meeting

HOMEWORK: Choose a scenario from the mock council meeting that you agree with and write down 3 reasons why you support this course of action

 

Wednesday, February 15th (B DAY) and Thursday, February 16th (A DAY)

Persuasive essay on the Wolves of Yellowstone (on a scenario from the mock council meeting)

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Friday, February 17th (B DAY)

Share your stance on the Wolves of Yellowstone

Other tropic cascade examples- Whales and Climate change (articles and worksheet)

NO HOMEWORK 


8th Grade Science Week of 2-6  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

Monday, February 6th (A DAY)

1. Ecology Vocabulary 

2. How Wolves Change Rivers questions/response discussion 

NO HOMEWORK

 

Tuesday, February 7th (B DAY) and Wednesday, February 8th (A DAY)

1. ACTIVITY-Using graphs/data to evaulate trophic cascade in the the Yellowstone National Park (packet)

2. Journal reflection

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Thursday, February 9th (B DAY) and Friday, Februaru 10th (A DAY)

MOCK PUBLIC MEETING- US Fish & Wildlife Service mock town meeting for different senarios in Yellowstone National Park 

HOMEWORK: Journal reflection and Study for vocabulary quiz 

 

 

 


7th Grade Science Week of 2-6  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

Monday, January 6th 

1. Heat Loss vocabulary

2. Video on insulation in homes (History Channel special)

3. Research on chrome books-energy consevation and heat loss in homes

HOMEWORK: Bring in plastic bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, cotton, etc. for insulation tests 

 

Wednesday, January 8th 

1. Finish research on chrome books-energy conservation and heat loss in homes (discuss)

2. Stop the heat from escaping lab. 

NO HOMEWORK

 

Friday, January 10th

1. Intrared video

2. Infrared artilce for reading comprehension 

3. Begin drawing up plans for your mini house model (using knowledge of insulation and infrared detection)

NO HOMEWORK 


8th Grade Science Week of 1/30  

8th GRADE SCIENCE

 

Monday, January 30th (B DAY) and Tuesday, January 31st (A DAY)

Students will finish their Earth's History Timlines and share their research on theor periods thoughout Earth's history. 

Then, finish their "Which period in Earth's history and I?" essay and submit to me through GoogleDocs (cterry@ocsdnj.org). 

 

Wednesday, February 1st (B DAY) and Thursday, February 2nd (A DAY)

Students will finish presentations of their research for the Earth's History timline. 

Next, we will change seats, collect old textbooks, and begin the new unit with an activity on "How wolves change rivers."

 

Friday, February 3rd (B DAY)

"How wolves change rivers" lesson

Homework: Finish unit vocabulary 


7th Grade Science week of 1/23  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday 1/23

1. Finish chemical reactions/equation posters

2. Begin Snake Egg incubation project (chemical reaction research/trials)

HOMEWORK: Complete design for snake egg transport container

 

Wednesday 1/25

1. Finish chemical reaction research/trials

2. Construct incubator/transport containter

HOMEWORK: No homework

 

Friday 1/27

Snake Egg Incubation/Transportation Challenge! 


8th Grade Science Week of 1/23  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday, January 23rd (A DAY) and Tuesday, January 24th (B DAY)

1. Finish Earth's History timeline (banner)

HOMEWORK:Complete research/notes for "Which period in Earth's history am I?" essay

 

Wednesday, January 25th (A DAY) and Thursday, January 26th (B DAY)

1. Earth's Hisroy timeline (banner) presentations

2. Work on "Which period in Earth's history am I?" essay

HOMEWORK: No Homework 

 

Friday, January 27th (A DAY)

Present History of Earth Timelines (banners) and essays

HOMEWORK: No Homework 

 


7th Grade Science week of 1/16  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

Tuesday, January 17th 

Begin "Save the reptile eggs" engineering challenge. Students will use chemical reactions to incubate "reptile eggs" for our reptile conservtion center. HOMEWORK- bring in a container/materials for their tranport/incubation container AND being in small candies/beads etc. for checmial equations poster. 

 

Thursday, January 19th

Students will create their chemical equations poster and complete their chemical reactions incubation trials for the "Save the reptile eggs" engineering challenge. HOMEWORK- be ready to assemble your transport/incubation container. 


8th Grade Week of 1/16   

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Tuesday 1/17 (A DAY) and Wednesay 1/18 (B DAY)

HISTORY OF EARTH PROJECT

-Students should have completed work in project packets (Chapter 6 vocabulary, 6.1 Directed Reading and open-book Quiz, 6.2 Directed Reading and open-book Quiz). 

-Students will begin working on small group timeline (mark off Precambrian Era) and should assign individual periods they are responsible for researching (HOMEWORK)

 

Thursday 1/19 (A DAY) and Friday 1/20 (B DAY)

HISTORY OF EARTH PROJECT 

-Students are to finish Precambrian Era (together) and beging working on their individual periods (shoud have done research on their assigned periods). 

-Next, students will complete their "Which Period in Earth's History am I" individual essay. They should decide which period they would like to write about and complete the notes/outline in their History of Earth Project Packet.

 


8th Grade Science week of 12/19  

8th Grade Science

 

Monday, December 19th (A DAY) and Tuesday, December 20th (B DAY)

1. Chapter Review

2. Chapter Summary 

3. Chapter Portfolio

HOMEWORK: Study for Chapter 5 Test: The Evolution of Living Things (Portfolio due!)

 

Wednesday, December 21st (A DAY) and Thursday, December 22nd (B DAY)

1. Portfolio collection

2. Chapter 5 Test 

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Friday, December 23rd

Holiday Science Celebration :) 


7th Grade Science week of 12/19  

7th Grade Science 

 

Monday, December 19th 

1. Finish chemical reactions lab

2. Put together portfolio review

HOMEWORK: Study for Physical and Chemical Porperties Test

 

Wednesday, December 21st

1. Chapter Review & Portfolio Collection 

2. Chapter Test

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Friday, December 23rd

Holiday Science Fun! :) 


7th Grade Science week of 12/12  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Tuesday, December 13th (A Day)

1. Read Section 2.3 and complete Reading Study Guide

2. Read "Discovering Matter" Unit 1, complete end of unit questions on a separate sheet of paper

3. Read "Discovering Matter" Unit 2 (Be ready for lab Thursday-Preview)

Homework- Complete Chapter Lab activity 

 

Thursday, December 15th (A Day)

1. "Discovering Matter" unit 2 lab investigations (chemical change)

Homework- Work on Chapter Portfolio checklist


8th Grade Science Week of 12/12  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

Monday, December 12th (B Day)

1. Share journal responses (research on speciation)

2. Speciation video 

3. Create your own speciation story

Homework: Study for 5.1 and 5.2 Quiz (will be on Wednesday)

 

Tuesday, December 13th (A Day) and Wednesday, December 14th (B Day)

1. Share speciation stories, review for 5.1 and 5.2 Quiz

2. Take 5.1 and 5.2 Quiz

3. Read Section 5.3 and complete packet

Homework: No homework

 

Thursday, December 15th (A Day) and Friday, December 16th (B Day)

1. Jigsaw Review

Homework: Finish portfolio work


8th Grade Science week of 12/5  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday, December 5th (A DAY) and Tuesday, December 6th (B DAY)

HOUR OF CODE 

 

Wednesday, December 7th (A DAY) and Thursday, December 8th (B DAY)

Toothpick Fish Lab 

Preview allopatric speciation 

HOMEWORK: Journal-research examples of speciation 

 

Friday, December 9th (A DAY)

Speciation discussion & video 

Create your own speciation story

HOMEWORK: Finish specialtion story 


7th Grade Science week of 12/5  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday, December 5th  

Hour of Code in the Mac Lab 

 

Wednesday, December 7th 

Continue density invesitgations & physical properties of matter

HOMEWORK-Read section 2.2 and complete Reading Study Guide

 

Friday, December 9th 

Finish density investigations & physical properties of matter

HOMEWORK-Read section 2.3 and complete Reading Study Guide 


7th Grade Science week of 11/28  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Tuesday, November 29th (A DAY)

1. Chapter 1 Test corrections

2. Class discussion/reading on physical and checmical properties of matter

3. Density lab 

Homework: Read Section 2.1 and complete reading study guide

 

Thursday, December 1st

1. Density investigations

NO HOMEWORK


8th Grade Week of 11/28  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday, November 28th (B Day) and Tuesday, November 29th (A Day)

1. Chapter 4 Test Corrections

2. Section 5.1 PowerPoint & video discussion (tree of life)

3. Read Section 5.1 and complete directed reading notes & open book quiz

HOMEWORK-Complete 5.1 work

 

Wednesday, November 30th (B Day) and Thursday, December 1st (A Day)

1. Go over Section 5.1

2. Charles Darwin and Natural Selection (5.2) PowerPoint & video discussion (Darwin and his finches)

3. Read Section 5.2 and complete directed reading notes & open book quiz

HOMEWORK- Complete 5.2 work 

 

Friday, December 2nd (B Day)

1. Go over 5.2 

2. Peppered Moth populations since the Inductrial Revolution discussion and video

3. Peppered Moth simulation lab 

NO HOMEWORK :) 

 


7th Grade Science Week of 11/14  

7th GRADE SCIENCE

 

Tuesday, November 15th (B DAY)

1. Finish Separating Mixtures Lab 

2. Complete Chapter Vocabulary Review

HOMEWORK: Work on portfolio

 

Thursday, November 17th (B DAY)

1. Chapter Review

2. Type up Chapter Summary 

HOMEWORK: Study for Chapter Test (Test Monday)

 

 


8th Grade Science Week of 11/14  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

Monday, November 14th (B DAY)

1. DNA Structure (models) and funtion posters

2. Chapter vicabulary review

HOMEWORK: Finish vocabulary review

 

Tuesday, November 15th (A DAY) and Wednesday, November 16th (B DAY)

1. Finish DNA posters (if not completed)

2. Vocabulary Review

3. Chapter Review

HOMEWORK: Put together Portfolio and study for Chapter Test

 

Thursday, November 17th (A DAY) and Friday, November 18th (B DAY)

1. Portfolio collection

2. Chapter Test

3. Chapter Summary 

NO HOMEWORK 

 

 


7th Grade Science Week of 10/31  

7th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

Monday 10/31

1. Collect and Review section 1.3 Packets

2. M&Ms Activity #5 followed by a discussion on why the sugar molecules dissolve in water

3. M&Ms Activities Showcase Poster (with partner)

4. Look over (preview separations of mixtures Lab)

HOMEWORK: Be ready for lab Wednesday 

 

Wednesday 11/2

1. Separation of Mixtures Lab 

Homework: Complete formal write-up for Separation of Mixtures lab 

 

Friday 11/4

1. Review lab and collect write-up

2. Video (States of Matter)

3. Read section 1.4 and complete 1.4 notes/open book quiz

NO HOMEWORK 

 


8th Grade Science Week of 10-31  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

 

MONDAY 10/31 (A DAY) and TUESDAY 11/1 (B DAY)

1. Collect and Review 4.1 Packet

2. DNA Origami

3. "How DNA works" worksheet

HOMEWORK- Journal: Research how and why genetic mutations occur. Give examples. 

 

WEDNESDAY 11/2 (A DAY) and THURSDAY 11/3 (B DAY)

1. Share Journal research 

2. Video on DNA/Journal reflection

3. 4.2 PowerPoint

4. 4.2 Directed Reading/Open Book Quiz packet

HOMEWORK- Finish 4.2 packet

 

FRIDAY 11/4 (A DAY)

1. Collect and Review 4.2 packet

2. Genetic Mutations Consequences Lab 

NO HOMEWORK 

 


10/24 7th Grade  

7th GRADE SCIENCE for Week of October 24th 

 

Tuesday, October 25th 

1. Review M&Ms activities 1 and 2

2. Read section 1.3 and complete directed reading notes & open book quiz

3. M&Ms activity 3

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Thursday, October 27th 

1. Review M&Ms activity 3

2. M&Ms Activities 4 and 5

NO HOMEWORK 


10/24 8th Grade  

8th GRADE SCIENCE- October 24th-28th 

 

Monday, October 24th (B DAY) 

1. Do Now: Final Touches/Submissions for Meiosis Project

2. Meiosis Project Presentations

NO HOMEWORK 

 

Tuesday, October 25th (A DAY) and Wednesday, October 26th (B DAY)

1. Finish any project presentations

2. Chapter Vocabulary Review

3. Chapter Portfolio

4. Chapter Summary 

HOMEWORK: Finish Chapter Summary and any incomplete Portfolio work 

 

Thursday, October 27th (A DAY) and Friday, October 28th (B DAY)

1. Chapter Portfolio/Summary collection

2. Preview Chapter 4 (DNA), Read Section 4.1 and complete Directed Reading notes & Open Book Quiz

3. DNA Origami

HOMEWORK: Journal research (DNA structure explanations/drawings)

 


10/17 7th Grade  

7th GRADE SCIENCE

10/17/16 

1. Review Section 2 as a class

2. Is Air Matter? Proof (present and finish write-up)

2. Air atoms and molecules diagrams and models

HOMEWORK: No homework

 

10/19/16

1. Finish air atom and molecules models

HOMEWORK: Journal entry-What is the difference between atoms, molecules, compounds, and mixtures? 

 

10/21/16

1. Read "Molecules in Motion" as a class

2. Food coloring demo

3. M&Ms mini labs 1 and 2

HOMEWORK: Finish M&Ms mini lab reflections


10/17 8th Grade  

8th GRADE SCIENCE 

10/17/16 (A DAY) and 10/18/16 (B DAY) 

1. Go over Section 3 (MEIOSIS)

2. Mitosis vs. Meiosis video activity 

3. Work on Meiosis Project (A DAY due Friday, October 21st, B DAY due Monday October 24th) 

HOMEWORK: Work on Meiosis Project

 

10/19/16 (A DAY) and 10/20/16 (B DAY)

***Work on Meiosis Project***

HOMEWORK: A Day Meiosis Project Due, B Day continue working on Meiosis Project

 

10/21/16 (A DAY)

***Meiosis Project Due!!!***

After Presentations, begin Chapter Review/Portfolio

 


10/11 7th Grade   

7th Grade Science 

 

Tuesday 10/11

1. Air reading and discussion of air atoms/molecules

2. Introduce group proof lab "Is Air Matter?"-research and procedure

3. Read section 2 and complete section 2 packet

HOMEWORK- Make sure section 2 packet is complete by beginning of class Thursday 

 

Thursday 10/13

1. Collect and review section 2 packet

2. "Is Air Matter?" group proof lab

3. Begin making air atom and molecules models

HOMEWORK- NO HOMEWORK 


10/11 8th Grade  

8th GRADE SCIENCE

 

Tuesday 10/11 (A Day) and Wednesday 11/12 (B Day)

1. Punnett Square Practice w/ whiteboards

2. Read Section 3.2 (starts on p. 62) and complete 32. packet and open book quiz

3. introduce Meiosis (section 3) and Meiosis Project (A DAY due Friday, October 21st---B DAY due Monday, October 24th)

HOMEWORK- STUDY FOR 3.1 and 3.2 QUIZ

 

Thursday 10-13 (A Day) amd Friday 11/14 (B Day)

1. SEctions 3.1 and 3.2 Quiz

2. Read section 3.3 (Meiosis)

3. Begin working on Meiosis Project

HOMEWORK- Work on Meiosis Project (A DAY due Friday, October 21st---B DAY due Monday, October 24th)


10/3 7th Grade  

7th Grade- STRUCTURE and PROPERTIES of MATTER

 

TUESDAY 10/4 (A DAY)

1. Collect Unit 1 Portfolios (Science Processes) and hand out Matter and Energy Textbooks

2. Go through section 1 (matter, atoms. and molecules) together as a class

3. Molecules Matter Lab 

Homework: Journal-Research examples of simple atoms and molecules (draw what it looks like and write what it's composed of)

 

THURSDAY 10/6 (A DAY)

1. Share homework 

2. Atomic and Molecular models (as a group)

3. Molecules in Motion Lab 

Homework: No homework! 


10/3 8th Grade  

8th GRADE-INHERITANCE AND VARIATION OF TRAITS

 

MONDAY 10/3 (B DAY)

1. Put together Unit 1 Science Processes Portfolios 

2. Lab Safety "test" review

3. Type up Unit 1 summary 

Homework- Finish Unit 1 Summary if not completed in class (Share with Ms. Terry cterry@ocsdnj.org)

 

TUESDAY 10/4 (A DAY) and WEDNESDAY 10/5 (B DAY)

1. Collect Unit 1 Portfolios

2. Hand out Cells Textbooks

3. Story of Gregor Mendel (video and packet)

4. Read sections 3.1 and 3.2 and complete packet with open book quizzes

Homework- JOURNAL: Research examples of dominant and recessive traits found in humans. Do you have any of these traits? Write about it . . 

 

THURSDAY 10/6 (A DAY) and FRIDAY 10/7 (B DAY)

1. Share journal entries/research

2. Punnett Square practice and models

3. Read 3.3 and complete packet/open book quiz

Homework: JOURNAL: Why can a punnett square be helpful but also have limitations as a model for inherited traits? 

 


9/26  

Monday, September 26th (A DAY-7th & 8th Grade) and Tuesday, September 27th(B DAY-8th Grade Only)

1. Stretchy Slime Test

2. Stretchy Slime Lab Write-Up

No Homework 

 

Wednesday, September 28th(A DAY-7th & 8th Grade) and Thursday, September 29th(B DAY-8th Grade Only)

1. Finish Stretchy Slime Write-Up

2. Science Processes Portfolio Work

No Homework 

 

Friday, September 30th(A DAY-7th & 8th Grade)

1. Go over Science Processes work 

2. Put together Science Processes Portfolio

3. Write Science Processes Unit summary 

No Homework 

 


9/26  

Monday, September 26th (A DAY-7th & 8th Grade) and Tuesday, September 27th(B DAY-8th Grade Only)

1. Stretchy Slime Test

2. Stretchy Slime Lab Write-Up

No Homework 

 

Wednesday, September 28th(A DAY-7th & 8th Grade) and Thursday, September 29th(B DAY-8th Grade Only)

1. Finish Stretchy Slime Write-Up

2. Science Processes Portfolio Work

No Homework 

 

Friday, September 30th(A DAY-7th & 8th Grade)

1. Go over Science Processes work 

2. Put together Science Processes Portfolio

3. Write Science Processes Unit summary 

No Homework 

 


9/12-9/16  

BOTH 7th & 8th Grade Science

MONDAY (A DAY) and TUESDAY (B DAY): 

1. Do Now: Share homework (objects brought in, how could we observe them? measure them?)

2. Review Safety & Equipment ----> Preview Measurement! 

3. Metric Olympics! 

HOMEWORK- Science Journal reflection

 

WEDNESDAY (A DAY) and THURSDAY (B DAY): 

1. Do Now: Share Journal reflections

2. Metric Olympic medal ceremony 

3. Dino Grow Lab (start)

4. "Don't break the lab safety rules" Lab

HOMEWORK: Science Journal reflection 

 

FRIDAY (A DAY) 

1. Do Now: Share Journal reflections

2. Setting up a lab experiment/lab write-up REVIEW

3. Outline "Who can make the stretchiest slime?" lab

HOMEWORK: Science Journal- Come up with a possible solution for the strehy slime lab (research)

 


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This week, 7th and 8th Grade Science classes will go over (TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY) a science class syllabus (what to bring, what we'll cover in class expectations, grading etc.), lab safety & equipment, and (THURSDAY & FRIDAY) review metric measurements. 

 

HOMEWORK??? Generally speaking, homework will be a journal entry or a task that elicits wonder, curiosity, or research. I prefer not to refer to this as homework but rather something to make you think like a scientist at home. These assignments will require a notebook only used for science or a "Science Journal." When we have a portfolio due (at the end of a unit), a quiz, a test, or a project, homework will require that you study/work on the project.

 

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