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    3-26-2019

    Learning Goal  the student willbe able to know basic root words related to science. 
     
    Objective  Science is loaded full of words that have been derived from different languagesa such as greek and Latain.  These roots are used in science so much that they become their own special language of science.  It was told to students early on in the year that science is its own special foreign language this will show you how that is possible. 
    Thge next thing that students will look at is water.  Water is ewssential for all life on earth.  We will look at the importance of water, the abundance of water and the basic understanding of water. Students will see the basics of the water cycle and begin to develop an understanding f the water cycle. 
     
    In Class  Students will be given a list of root words related to science.  these roots will be tested/quizzed every friday Students will make flash cards of each of the roots and their meanings as well as a word that incorperates that root
     
    Homework  Study the Roots and flash cards finish watershed worksheet for 3/27 turn in
     

    3-27-2019

    Learning Goal  I will know the basics of the water cycle
     
    Objective  Students will learn that there is more than just evaporation and reain that comnes with the water cycle.  Students will see that the grouinbd as well as the oplants in an ecosystewm play vital roles in it as wqell. 
     
    In Class  Turn in Water Shed worksheets Students will watch a short video on the water cycle and fill in the handouts as the video plays.  These sheets will show thew newly learned water cycle as well as a review of the statews of matter from the chemistry unit.  Students will complete the worksheets in class
     
    Homework  Study the flashcards over science roots
     

    3-28/29-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to describe the basic parts of the water cycle and tell how the sun and gravity play major roles.  
     
    Objective  Students will see that there are two major thingsa that drive the water cycle.  they are the sun and gravity.  The sun heats the water which gives it energy. These heated particles have the ability to break free from the liquid and become a gas or water vapor which will rise into the atmosphere. eventually this water vapor will condensate or once again become a liquid and fall to earth as some kind of precpitation.  Gravity plays a major role by pulling the water back to earth from the clouds as precipitation, aiding in run of as water ALWAYS runs down hill and also aides in infiltration where the ground water is replenished 
     
    In Class  Students will take a quiz on lists 1 and 2 of the Biology Roots.  Students will participate in a phase change lab in which students see water change from a solid to a liquid to a gas with the addition of heat.  Students will graph this process.  Students will view a video on fresh water. 
     
    Homework  Finish the states of matter lab by 2/4/2019
     

     

    4-1-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to describe the basic parts of the water cycle and tell how the sun and gravity play major roles. 
     
    Objective  Students will be able to describe the water cycle in their own words.  Students will be able to use correct terminology when describing it.  
     
    In Class  Stusents will create a set of flash cards on sets 3 and 4 of the biology roots.  Roots will be described and discussed in class.  Strudents will begin the Water cycle postrer/cartoon project where they follow a drop of water through different phase changes and on its journey. 
     
    Homework  Study your flash cards and work on your poster/cartoon project.  Water cycle lab is due on 2/4/2019

    4-2-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to describe the basic parts of the water cycle and tell how the sun and gravity play major roles. 
     
    Objective  Students will be able to describe the water cycle in their own words.  Students will be able to use correct terminology when describing it. 
     
    In Class  (25 minute class periods) Turn in water cycle lab We will go over the roots for week 2 (sets 3 and 4)  Students will work on their poster/csrtoon project
     
    Homework Study your flash cards and work on your poster/cartoon project.

    4-3-2019

    Learning Goal   I will be able to describe the basic parts of the water cycle and tell how the sun and gravity play major roles.
     
    Objective  Students will review the water cycle and it's parts.  Students will review for a short quiz on both latain roots and the water cycle for the quiz on block.  
          Students will begin to get a grasp of the carbon and notrogen cycles and how they play an important role in the environment.  Students will understand that these are driven in different ways and each has its particular functions and reasons for being. 
     
    In Class  Rerview for 2 separate quizes on Block day  Students will see a PowerPoint on the carbon and Nitrogen cycles
     
    Homework  Study for both quizes roots and water cycle

    4-4/5-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to describe the basic parts of the water cycle and tell how the sun and gravity play
     
    Objective  Students will finish up the water cycle and begin macro molecules which are the larger molecules necessary for life.  These molecules are absent of water and are proteins, carbohydrates nucleic acids and lipids. 
     
    In Class  Quiz on biology roots and quiz on water cycle.  Begin macromolecules. 
     
    Homework None at this time

    4-8-2019

    Learning Goal  I can explain the three geochemical cycles. 
     
    Objective  Students spent the past week studying the water cycle.  There is a quiz on water Tomorrow 4-9 over the water cycle and everything water we looked at in class.  There are a couple cocument links to assist with the quiz. 
     
     
    In Class  We will fo over this weeks roots and make flash cards and begin a PowerPoint on the carbon and Nitrogen cycles See link on 4-9-2019
     
    Homework  Study for roots and water cycle quiz

    4-9-2019 

    Learning Goal  I can explain the carbon and Nitrogen cycles
     
    Objective  Students will begin to get a grasp of the carbon and notrogen cycles and how they play an important role in the environment.  Students will understand that these are driven in different ways and each has its particular functions and reasons for being. 
     
    In Class  Review roots  Students will see a PowerPoint on the carbon and Nitrogen cycles
     
    Homework 

    4-15-2019

    Learning Goal  I can explain the carbon and Nitrogen cycles
     
    Objective  Students will know carbon and nitrogen cycles and be able to explain how to get from one place to the next.  Students will know that the carbon cycle is a bit simpler than the nitrogen cycle because the bonds are easier to break. 
      
    In Class  Students will review the Carbon and nitrogen cycles and to the next 20 roots
     
    Homework  Study the Carbon and Nitrogen cycle for quiz on block day

    4-16-2019

    Learning Goal   I can explain the carbon and Nitrogen cycles
     
    Objective  Students will know carbon and nitrogen cycles and be able to explain how to get from one place to the next.  Students will know that the carbon cycle is a bit simpler than the nitrogen cycle because the bonds are easier to break.
     
    In Class  Watch Video the Martian which deals with a lot of the chemistry and physics we have studied in class as well as intro some of the life science we will be studying in the near future
     
    Homework  Study the Carbon and Nitrogen cycle for quiz on block day

    4-17/18-2019

    Learning Goal   I can explain the carbon and Nitrogen cycles
     
    Objective  Students will know carbon and nitrogen cycles and be able to explain how to get from one place to the next.  Students will know that the carbon cycle is a bit simpler than the nitrogen cycle because the bonds are easier to break.
     
    In Class  Watch Video the Martian which deals with a lot of the chemistry and physics we have studied in class as well as intro some of the life science we will be studying in the near future  and Carbon Nitrogen quiz  Here is a study guide with all the quiz questions on it.
     
    Homework  NONE
     
     

    Welcome Back From a Much Needed Easter/Good Friday or whatever kind of long weekend you want to call it break.  5 more weeks and we are outa here!!!

    4-22-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to explain weather and climate
     
    Objective  Students will learn about the weather, how to read and decipher the weather as well as understand how weather over long periods of time contribute to our climatre which is an average of the weather over long periods of time.  Studens will see what makes up the weather.  They will understand High Pressure which brings nice still calm cloudless and usually warmer weather and low pressure which will bring with it wind, rain and not so nice and colder/cooler weather.  Students will be able to describe different types of clouds and they will knoe that the Cumulonimbus and Nimbostratus clouds are the moisture producing clouds and that the stratus are the very high feather like clouds.  Students will be able to describe how clouds form and why they form where they do because of either changing air temperature due to the sun's position morning, day evening and night.  Students will be able to read a weather map and understand what the different symbols mean
     
    In Class  In class we will finish the movie The Martian.  Go over lists 7 and 8 Bio Vocab Roots and study for the quiz (60 questions) on block this week.  Last of all we will finish the PowerPoint on weather and climate and begin a PowerPoint that will deal mostly with weather and reading a weather map. 
     
    Homework  Study the Bio Vocab

    4-23-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to explain weather and climate
     
    Objective  Students will learn about the weather, how to read and decipher the weather as well as understand how weather over long periods of time contribute to our climatre which is an average of the weather over long periods of time.  Studens will see what makes up the weather.  They will understand High Pressure which brings nice still calm cloudless and usually warmer weather and low pressure which will bring with it wind, rain and not so nice and colder/cooler weather.  Students will be able to describe different types of clouds and they will knoe that the Cumulonimbus and Nimbostratus clouds are the moisture producing clouds and that the stratus are the very high feather like clouds.  Students will be able to describe how clouds form and why they form where they do because of either changing air temperature due to the sun's position morning, day evening and night.  Students will be able to read a weather map and understand what the different symbols mean
     
    In Class  Today we will finish both PowerPoints on weather and climate from 4/22/19 and begin to put together what we have learned by doing a bit of weather predicting in a Homework activity in which students read weather maps and answer questions
     
    Homework  Study Roots and Finish weather maps due 4/24/2018

    4-24-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to explain weather and climate
     
    Objective  Students will learn about the weather, how to read and decipher the weather as well as understand how weather over long periods of time contribute to our climatre which is an average of the weather over long periods of time.  Studens will see what makes up the weather.  They will understand High Pressure which brings nice still calm cloudless and usually warmer weather and low pressure which will bring with it wind, rain and not so nice and colder/cooler weather.  Students will be able to describe different types of clouds and they will knoe that the Cumulonimbus and Nimbostratus clouds are the moisture producing clouds and that the stratus are the very high feather like clouds.  Students will be able to describe how clouds form and why they form where they do because of either changing air temperature due to the sun's position morning, day evening and night.  Students will be able to read a weather map and understand what the different symbols mean
     
    In Class  Today we will finish both PowerPoints on weather and climate from 4/22/19 and begin to put together what we have learned by doing a bit of weather predicting in a Homework activity in which students read weather maps and answer questions
     
    Homework  Study For Roots Quiz.  Turn in weather worksheets, finish lab for block day turn in (4/25-26/19)

    4-25/26-2019

    Learning Goal  I will be able to explain weather and climate
     
    Objective  Students will learn about the weather, how to read and decipher the weather as well as understand how weather over long periods of time contribute to our climatre which is an average of the weather over long periods of time.  Studens will see what makes up the weather.  They will understand High Pressure which brings nice still calm cloudless and usually warmer weather and low pressure which will bring with it wind, rain and not so nice and colder/cooler weather.  Students will be able to describe different types of clouds and they will knoe that the Cumulonimbus and Nimbostratus clouds are the moisture producing clouds and that the stratus are the very high feather like clouds.  Students will be able to describe how clouds form and why they form where they do because of either changing air temperature due to the sun's position morning, day evening and night.  Students will be able to read a weather map and understand what the different symbols mean
     
    In Class  Roots Review Quiz.  (60 roots)  Students will See the difference between High and Low air pressure in a lab activity outlining Bernoulli's Principal
     
    Homework  Finish Bernoulli's Princpal lab

    4-29-2019

    Learning Goal  I will know how Weather and Climate are related.
     
    Objective  Students will see how weather and climate relate. Students will understand that weather happens here and now and how climate is a cumulation of many years of weather.  Students will be able to explain how differentclimates are formed and characteristics of them
     
    In Class Students will first complete flash cards on the Biology roots.  Students will begin notes on climate
     
    Homework Studt notes and flash cards for roots

    4-30-2019

    Learning Goal  I will know how Weather and Climate are related.
     
    Objective  Students will see how weather and climate relate. Students will understand that weather happens here and now and how climate is a cumulation of many years of weather.  Students will be able to explain how differentclimates are formed and characteristics of them
     
    In Class  Students will take notes on Climate. Here is a link to the PowerPoint on seasons and climate
     
    Homework  Study flash cards forroots quiz

    5-1-2019

    Learning Goal  I will know how Weather and Climate are related.
     
    Objective  Students will see how weather and climate relate. Students will understand that weather happens here and now and how climate is a cumulation of many years of weather.  Students will be able to explain how differentclimates are formed and characteristics of them
     
    In Class Students will review for the quiz tomorrow AND will watch Greatest discoveries in Earth with Bill Nye which covers many ofthe earth and climate topics covered in class
     
    Homework  Study for the quiz tomorrow

    5-2/3-2019

    Learning Goal I will understand climate and paleoclimate
     
    Objective  Students will be able to describe the paleoclimate as well as the climate.  Students will be able to read evidence in tree rings as well as rocks and fosil record of climate change,
     
    In ClassStudents will take the roots quiz at the beginning of class.  Students will see exapmles of tree rings in class.  they will understand that the grains in wood are indeed the rings of the tree.  Students will conduct an investigation on tree rings to see corolationsin moisture andprecipitation as well as years of drout.  
     
    Homework Finish the lab activity and it isdurTuesday 5/7 and will be deducted by 25% per day.

    5-6-2019

    Learning Goal  I will know what climate and paleoclimate is
     
    Objective  Students will continue with the packet ctarted last Thursday/Friday.  Students will see that there is more to climate than just the weather students will be able to explain how climate is recorded over many years and see patterns in tree rings to explain climate in different regions.  Did you know there is and was a project being done with dendricronology that was dating the viking ships and it goes back almost 4000 years.  We have climate information for Iceland and Norway/Scandinavian countries for that far back. 
     
    In Class  Fuinish tree ring assignment from last week.  Continue the PowerPoint began last week if the class gets noisy or completes the assignment
     
    Homework  Make sure you finish the dendracronology assignment and study this weeks words

     

    5-14-2019

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