Today in class, students in integrated turned in their annotated Galileo and the Inclined Plane reading. Students then spent some time taking a quiz over the velocity vs. time graphs. On Monday, we’ll finish the Motion Detector Lab .
Science 8 students turned in their annotated reading as well, and then were shown an example Example Annotation . We then began discussing study habits and the results of the quiz. Students will have an opportunity for a retake of the quiz next week on Monday or Tuesday.
Today in integrated science, students worked on presenting their assigned problems from the Motion Detector Lab . Students tonight will need to study V vs. T graphs as well as the Galileo and the Inclined Plane reading.
Students in science 8 took a quiz over Plate Tectonic Theory and history, and then worked on their annotations for the Science 8 Readings: Explainer: Understanding Plate Tectonics, Ocean of the Future: an East African desert will one day become an ocean, Volcanic Rocks Can Quickly Turn into Stone , Australia is not as Down Under as you think
E/I worked on the Organic vs. Conventional Farming Debate.
HOMEWORK: Integrated= Quiz Friday over V vs T graphs. Finish the Galileo and the Inclined Plane reading with annotations (annotation-scoring).
Science 8= Students do annotations of readings found above (due Friday) annotation-scoring. Quiz Thursday over the plate-tectonic-theory Notes (Other notes that are helpful are Plate Tectonic Theory )
Today in Integrated science class, students whiteboarded and reviewed the Motion maps and Velocity vs. Time Graphs worksheet. Tomorrow, students will begin the motion detector lab.
Science 8 students continued work on the Discovering Plate Boundaries Lab. They created categories today for the characteristics of different plate boundaries based on maps with different data.
E/I worked on the Organic vs. Conventional Farming Debate.
HOMEWORK: Integrated= Motion map Quiz Retake tomorrow
Science 8= Quiz Thursday over the plate-tectonic-theory Notes (Other notes that are helpful are Plate Tectonic Theory )
Today in integrated science, students received their motion map quizzes and we reviewed correct and incorrect answers. There will be a retake on Tuesday where students can earn up to a 16/18. Afterwards, we continued learning about velocity vs. time graphs and students whiteboarded potential solutions for example problems and then analyzed them for correctness. Students will need to finish the Motion maps and Velocity vs. Time Graphs worksheet.
Science 8 students began class by writing some statements that relate the terms convection currents, plate tectonics, and radioactive decay to one another. Then we began the Discovering Plate Boundaries Lab. Students were divided into four specialties: geography, geochronology, seismology, and volcanology. Students were asked in their groups to observe their specialty maps and a map of the tectonic plate boundaries. Then they were tasked with creating categories of plate boundaries based on the observations they made from their maps, but they were allowed to only make up to 5 categories. We will be continuing to do the lab into next week.
HOMEWORK: Integrated= Motion maps and Velocity vs. Time Graphs
Today in integrated science, students finished presenting on the constant-velocity-particle-model-ws-2-qualitative-motion-maps-and-pvst-graphs (Motion Maps Video for review). Students should know the conventions to follow by now and will have a quiz Wednesday to demonstrate mastery of motion maps. Tomorrow will be a review, but please watch the video if you have not already.
Science 8 students received new seats today and then prepared their notebooks for the new unit on Earth’s Model. Students then read a story about The Journeys of Gerhardt Fahrt. In the story, students will be annotating several features to make sure they are engaging the text. This will act as a springboard for discussions of the model for Earth that we currently hold.
HOMEWORK: Integrated= study for the quiz (see review papers in the Physical Science section, watch the video also)
Science 8= finish annotating The Journeys of Gerhardt Fahrt
Today, integrated science did some reflection on the work they had done on lab reports last week, and determined some steps to ensure minimal loss of points in the future. Students have now seen 6 lab reports with feedback to see good and bad examples to emulate or not (1 fake example from the beginning of the year; 2 student reports from last year; their first lab report, their second lab report, and a peer group’s lab report from the second lab). Students also turned in their lab notebooks for review of the reading questions from last night.
Science 8 students took their Trimester 1 Post-assessment one on Illuminate. Students then had the options of working on anything from other classes they needed to finish, or working through the Folds, Faults, and Mountains Module.
Today, integrated science continued debating answers to the worksheet constant-velocity-particle-model-ws-2-qualitative-motion-maps-and-pvst-graphs (Motion Maps Video for review). Students will also have reading questions tonight over Braking Bad: did defective technology cause a wave of accidents in Toyotas?
1) Draw a position vs. time graph of the motion that you think these people experienced. (Qualitative)
2) Now draw a graph of what you think their velocity vs. time graphs would look like.
3) DO you think the malfunction could have been caused by sticky pedals? Cite one fact from the article, or one reason you develop, to support your answer.
4) Evaluate the statement , “Human performance will always be the biggest factor in preventing accidents.”
Science 8 students traded and graded their relative-dating-practice 2 worksheet and spent some time reviewing their Moby Max. Tonight they have the Stratigraphy reading to study a bit (not all of the reading is covered on the test). Students should study their weathering and erosion idea webs, notes on stream erosion, and types of weathering (Weathering and Climate Module).
TEAM LEGACY VOTING
HOMEWORK: Integrated= Reading questions
Science 8= Study for test tomorrow over weathering, erosion, deposition.