First Quarter Calendar Archive

Here is the calendar archive of our first quarter. If you would like to review what we did during the first quarter, here is where to find everything. This will be especially useful as we prepare for the CRCT in April.

October 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Designosaur Project

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Benchmark Exam

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

  1. Review for Science Benchmark
  2. Homework: Review all notes and past study guides for tomorrow's science benchmark

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Discussed Suzie the Scientist homework assignment
  2. Watched conclusion of When Dinosaurs Roamed America video clips
  3. Geologic Time Line Activity discussion
  4. Homework: Study for multiple choice benchmark test - Thursday; tomorrow is the last day to retake the rocks test

Monday, October 8, 2007

  1. Warm Up: How has the Earth changed since 250 million years ago?
  2. Discussed Test 3 - Rocks Test Results; retakes will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday during restricted lunch for those students who have completed the test retake assignment
  3. Complete Fossilization Processes Flipbook
  4. When Dinosaurs Roamed America video clips
  5. Homework: Everyone - Suzie the Scientist; Test Retakers - page 98-99 in textbook, questions 1-8, 10-11, 15, 24-28

Friday, October 5, 2007

  1. Benchmark Test: Open Ended Assessment
  2. Continue working on fossilization proccesses flipbook
  3. Homework: None - but studying for Thursday's multiple choice portion of the Benchmark Test is a great idea. It will cover everything we have done in class this quarter. Look at all of your notes, previous study guides, and activities.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

  1. Last minute questions about the test
  2. Collected study guides
  3. Rocks Test
  4. Work on Fossilization Processes Flipbook (note, you will have additional time to work on this in class. You DO NOT need to do this for homework
  5. Homework: Study for Open Ended Assessment of Science Benchmark Test which is tomorrow; test has 3 essay questions; please study all of your previous notes and study guides to prepare for this test.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What questions do you still have about rocks or the rock test study guide?
  2. Rock Test Review Game
  3. Homework: Rock Study Guide due tomorrow; Rocks Test tomorrow

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

  1. Warm Up: In what type of rocks are fossils found? Explain your answer.
  2. Rotating Fossil Lab
  3. Lab PowerPoint with photographs and organism names
  4. Homework: Continue working on rock test study guide - due Thursday; rock test on Thursday

Monday, October 1, 2007

  1. Fifth and Sixth period: Crayon Rock Cycle Lab Conclusion
  2. Warm Up: What are Fossils?
  3. Class discussion: How do we know what dinosaurs and prehistoric animals looked like?
  4. Fossil Notes and PowerPoint
  5. Fossilization Processes Foldable Flip book (see PowerPoint for details)

September 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Read through lab procedures
  2. Crayon Rock Cycle Lab
  3. Homework: Work on study guide. Our rock test will be on Thursday, and we will have the open ended assessment portion of our benchmark exam on Friday. I will work on a podcast for the rock test and upload this weekend.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

  1. Warm Up: How could a sedimentary rock turn into an igneous rock?
  2. Complete rock cycle notes
  3. Rocks Study Guide Foldable
  4. Completed Metamorphic Rock Lab Conclusion
  5. Homework: None for 1st, 3rd, and 5th period; 6th period needs to complete Metemorphic Rock Lab Conclusion

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Complete Sedimentary Rocks Lab Conclusion
  2. Metamorphic Rocks Lab

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Complete Igneous Rocks Lab Conclusion
  2. Sedimentary Rocks Lab
  3. Homework: Sixth period needs to complete igneous rock lab conclusion

Monday, September 24, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What are the two types of igneous rocks? What is the difference in the way they form?
  2. Rock Notes
  3. Igneous Rock Lab

Friday, September 21, 2007

  1. Collected Study Guides
  2. Test 2 - Minerals
  3. Work on Textbook pages 78-81 and workbook pages 28-30; bring to class on Monday

Thursday, September 20, 2007

  1. E.Q.: what do you need to do to be fully prepared for tomorrow"s test?
  2. Warm Up: Our minerals test is tomorrow. What one thing are you still confused about regarding minerals?
  3. Mineral Test Review Game
  4. Homework: Study Guide due tomorrow. Mineral Test 2 Tomorrow. Bring book and workbook to class tomorrow

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

  1. Quiz 3
  2. Rock Classification Notes Word Map and PowerPoint
  3. Homework: Continue to study for test on Friday

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Today, we had an adjusted schedule due to a practice writing test. Due to this, we had alternative activities in our first and third period classes, and we did not see our fifth and sixth period classes.

You should be preparing for your mineral test on Friday. I uploaded a review podcast to the Blog portion of the web site yesterday. Today, I am providing a review PowerPoint to help you prepare. Check out the blog page for a podcast that reads the review PowerPoint.

Monday, September 17, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?
  2. Rocks KWL Chart
  3. Rocks Discussion
  4. Rocks PowerPoint
  5. Homework: 1st and 3rd Period: Read pages 74-77 and complete section review on page 77. Bring workbook pages 25-28 to class tomorrow. 5th and 6th Period: Read pages 74-77 and complete worbook pages 25-28. Due Wednesday

Friday, September 14, 2007

  1. Warm Up: How do we use minerals (1st only); Mineral Lab Conclusion (3rd, 5th and 6th)
  2. How can you explain the life of a mineral? in class outline. Here is a sample outline
  3. Mineral Test 2 Study Guide passed out
  4. Homework: Complete outline - 3rd, 5th, and 6th; 1st none

Thursday, September 13, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What is the major difference between an element and a compound?
  2. Completed Mineral Identification Lab - Mineral Identification PowerPoint
  3. Homework: Bring science book to class tomorrow

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

  1. Quiz 2 - Minerals

We will complete our mineral identification lab tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

  1. Warm Up: How can we identify unknown minerals?
  2. Mineral Identification Lab Begun
  3. Homework: Return signed progress report; quiz tomorrow

Monday, September 10, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Is glass a mineral? Why or why not?
  2. Completed mineral notes and mineral PowerPoint
  3. Homework: complete Friday's vocab chart

Friday, September 7, 2007

  1. Vocabulary Chart: Word, Definition (in your own words), Picture, and Use in Sentence the following words: mineral, inorganic, solid, naturally-occurring, crystal structure, definite chemical make-up, element, compound
  2. Index Card - on provided index card, choose the one word from the vocab chart you think you will have the post trouble remembering, and include the word and either the picture, definition, or sentence.

Thursday, September 6

  1. Warm Up: Describe what a mineral is.
  2. Homework check of workbook pages 15-17
  3. Began our mineral notes - handout and PowerPoint will be posted tomorrow upon completion
  4. Homework: None

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

  1. Class Guidance with Mrs. Clinkscales
  2. Homework: Read pages 47-54 in the textbook. Complete pages 15-17 in the workbook. Due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What did you do to prepare for our first science test?
  2. Test Reflection PowerPoint
  3. Learner Survey adapted from Greenville District Schools
  4. Discussed Test Results - retakes will be offered on Thursday, September 6 and Monday, September 10 during restricted lunch. Please be sure to come and see Mrs. Wilson during homeroom to go over your test results so we can discuss what you did not understand. The re-take will cover the same material as the original test, but it will be a different test.
  5. Homework: Read pages 47-54 in the textbook. Complete pages 15-17 in the workbook. Due Thursday.

August 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

  1. Test 1
  2. Minerals Wordsearch
  3. Homework: None

Thursday, August 30, 2007

  1. Warm Up (see slide one of PowerPoint)
  2. Earth's Interior Summary Activity (see slide two of PowerPoint)
  3. Test Review PowerPoint
  4. Homework: Test 1 tomorrow; I will collect your study guide and your summary activity tomorrow

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

  1. Completed our Pre-Test
  2. Third, Fifth and Sixth Period: Earth's Four Spheres: divide a piece of paper in four, and put one sphere in each section - lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere. Define and draw a picture for each one.
  3. Warm Up - What's inside my film canister?
  4. Earth's Interior Notes
  5. Earth's Interior PowerPoint
  6. Homework: Continue to work on test study guide; test is Friday
  7. Please join us for curriculum night Tuesday, September 4. Please see blog for more info

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

  1. Earth Science Pre-Test
  2. Homework: You have one more day to complete the homework assigned yesterday. It is due tomorrow.
  3. Test 1 is on Friday - make sure you are studying and completing your review sheet.

Monday, August 27, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What activities could you plan using a topographic map?
  2. Topography Notes
  3. Topography PowerPoint
  4. Read topographic maps (see Friday)
  5. Organize Table of Contents
  6. Homework: Read page 108-114 in the textbook and complete pages 41-44 in the workbook. Stop at question #21. Remember, Test 1 is Friday, August 31.

Friday, August 24, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What activity or assignment in science have your enjoyed the most so far?
  2. Read topographic maps Handout and Map
  3. Discussed Quiz 1 results
  4. Test 1 Review Sheet - the test is next Friday, August 31
  5. Email progress reports were sent home today

Thursday, August 23, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What are the differences between and topographical map and a road map?
  2. Completed Quiz 1
  3. Homework Check; discussed answers to workbook pages 11-13 and textbook pages 37 and 39
  4. Began reading a topographic map - we will complete this activity tomorrow

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

  1. Homework Check
  2. Qiuz 1
  3. Homework: In your textbook on page 37 complete "Sharpen Your Skills" and on page 39 complete question 5 of the review. Use complete sentences.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What do we use maps for, and what type of information can you find on a map?
  2. Play-doh Mountains (activity adapted from Science Spot)
  3. Homework - Read pages 35-39 in your textbook and complete page 11-13 in your workbook. Remember to start at question 1 on page 11.
  4. Quiz tomorrow - it will cover everything we talked about last week and on Monday. That includes Scientific Investigations, Lab Safety, Making Measurements, and Think Like a Scientist. Don't forget to bring your science notebook to class so you can you use it as a resource during the quiz.

Monday, August 20, 2007

  1. Warm Up - see first slide of PowerPoint below
  2. Scientific Investigations
  3. Scientific Investigations Notes
  4. Scientific Investigations Flipbook -as discussed in class. Here is the outside and the inside of the first flap. For ask a question: Description - pose a question about a scientific problem; Example - which type of soil will tomatoes grow in best?; Illustration: ????????
  5. Homework 1: Complete flipbook; due tomorrow
  6. Homework 2: Read pages 35-39 in your textbook and complete pages 11-13 in your workbook (start at question 1); due Wednesday

Friday, August 17, 2007

  1. Lab Safety Notes
  2. Lab Safety Presentation
  3. Lab Safety Contract
  4. Earth Science Syllabus

Thursday, August 16, 2007

  1. Science Notebook Table of Contents
  2. Finished Making Measurements Notes
  3. Passed out textbooks and workbooks
  4. Some classes began scientific investigations

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

  1. Completed our Space Creature Drawings
  2. Talked about our science notebook Making Measurements notes started.
  3. Homework: Bring science notebook to class organized with five tabs as discussed in class.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

  1. Getting to Know You
  2. How Can I Think Like a Scientist? PowerPoint
  3. Notes Page
  4. Observing a Space Creature

Monday, August 13, 2007

  1. Science Success Index Card
  2. Classroom Expectations
  3. What is Earth Science?