2/22/18

Thursday, February 22nd


Science


Honors Science

Worked on Mars Presentations.


Wednesday, February 21st

Science

Water Cycle computer assignment.

Honors Science

Worked on Water Cycle graphic organizer (fact sheet).
Took Water Cycle Quiz.


2/20/18

Tuesday, February 20th


Science

Water Cycle Lab - A Cycling We Will Go. This is a week-long activity. A cup of water is placed in a Ziploc bag and placed under a heat lamp. Students will observe and record their observations.
Worked on Water Cycle graphic organizer.

Honors Science

Work on Mars Presentations.

2/16/18

Friday, February 16th

Science

Watched Science Court - Water Cycle and completed worksheet.
Took Water Cycle Quiz.

Honors Science

Water Cycle Lab - Particular Particles.

2/15/18

Thursday, February 15th


Science

Water Cycle Lab - Why Does a Puddle Shrink?  Students began this evaporation lab. They are determining if the size of a puddle affects the rate of evaporation. They made three puddles on aluminum foil. One was 5 drops large, the second was 15 drops, and the last was 25 drops. It was left out overnight and students will check the results tomorrow.

Water Cycle Lab - Particular Particles. This lab demonstrates water needs particles to form a drop in the sky. Students placed an eraser in a pan with water .5 cm deep. They placed some salt grains on the eraser and covered it with a glass. They observed for 30 minutes. At the end of the time, they saw water droplets where the salt was.

Honors Science

Continued to work on Mars Presentation.

2/14/18

Wednesday, February 14th


Science/Honors Science

Water Cycle Activity - Around and Around it Goes.


2/12/18

Monday, February 12th & Tuesday, February 13th


Monday, February 12th

Science/Honors Science

Read Water Cycle Article and completed a worksheet.

Tuesday, February 13th

Science/Honors Science (Substitute)

I attended a science teacher’s meeting at the district office. Students watched When We Left Earth - The Explorers and completed a worksheet.

2/10/18

Friday, February 9th

Science/Honors Science (Substitute)


I attended the Utah Science Teachers Association Conference. Students watched When We Left Earth - Landing the Eagle and completed a worksheet.

Thursday, February 8th

Science/Honors Science


7th Grade registration.

2/7/18

Wednesday, February 7th

Science/Honors Science

Read Water Cycle section of OER and answered focus questions.


2/6/18

Tuesday, February 6th

Science

Water Cycle Lecture and notes.

Honors Science

Groups completed rough draft of their Mars presentation.


2/5/18

Monday, February 5th

Science/Honors Science

Groups made their water cycle travel logs.


2/1/18

Thursday, February 1st

Science

Heat Assessment.
Students finished working on heat posters.

Honors Science

Students continued researching their question.


1/30/18

Tuesday, January 30th

Science


Honors Science

Students continued researching their question.


1/29/18

Monday, January 29th

Students made popcorn today. They used a traditional popper (popcorn made through conduction), hot air popper (convection), and microwave (radiation). 

1/26/18

Friday, January 26th

Science/Honors Science

Insulation Lab - Insulating an Ice Cube.


1/25/18

Thursday, January 25th

Science

Watched Bill Nye - Heat and completed worksheet.
Students began working on heat transfer posters.


Honors Science

Groups began working on Mars research questions.

1/24/18

Wednesday, January 24th

Science

Heat Transfer Lab - Does Heat Move?

Honors Science

Heat Transfer Lab - Does Heat Move?
Density Lab - Candy Bar Density.


1/23/18

Tuesday, January 23rd

Science

Density Lab - Candy Bar Density.
Insulation Lab - How to Have an Ice Cube Race.

Honors Science



1/22/18

Monday, January 22nd

Students made Ziploc bag ice cream.

1/20/18

Friday, January 19th

Science

Density LabDensity Rods
Students were given a set of 5 rods. The rods had the same mass (15 grams) and same diameter (1.2 cm). They had to calculate the volume of each rod and determine its density.
Density LabCan the Density of a Liquid be Changed? 
Students filled a cup half-full of water. They dropped a carrot slice and it fell to the bottom of the cup. They began to add salt until it floated to the top. They next added freshwater until the carrot sunk to the bottom again.

Honors Science

Convection Lab - Water Wars.
Convection Lab - When Hot Meets Cold.
Density Lab - Density Rods.


1/18/18

Thursday, January 18th

Science

Phases of Matter Formative Assessment.
Heat Radiation Lab - Surface Color and Effect on Temperature Change.

Honors Science

Phases of Matter Formative Assessment.
Groups continued working on the "Selecting the Research Question."


1/17/18

Wednesday, January 17th

Science/Honors Science

Liquid nitrogen demonstration.


1/16/18

Tuesday, January 16th

Science

Watched Eureka heat transfer video clips.











Convection Lab - Water Wars.
Convection Lab - When Hot Meets Cold
(Convection labs demonstrated how hot water is less dense the room temperature water; cold water is more dense than hot water).

Honors Science

Groups began working on the "Selecting the Research Question."



1/12/18

Friday, January 12th

Science

Density Lab - Density Cubes. Students were given six metal cubes and a table identifying the density of each metal. They were to identify the composition of the cube based on density.
Heat Conduction Lab - Who's the Conductor? Students had cups made of different materials. they were to identify which material was a good heat conductor.

Honors Science

Density Lab - Density Cubes.


1/9/18

Tuesday, January 9th

Science

Finished phases section in OER and answered focus questions.
Phases Lab - Does Cooling Water Vapor Increase the Rate of Condensation?

Honors Science

Groups researched regions on Mars.


1/8/18

Monday, January 8th

Science

Atoms assessment.
Read phases section in OER and answered focus questions.

Honors Science


Friday, January 5th

Science/Honors Science


Phases of Matter webquest.

1/4/18

Thursday, January 4th

Science

Students completed a matter quiz.
Students completed two labs.
  • Investigating the Line – Students placed two M&Ms, one-inch apart, on a plate filled with water. They observed the particles in the water were hitting the M&Ms, spreading the color in the water. Where the two colors met, they did not combine, but formed a line with one color on one side, one on the other. 
  • M&M’s in Different Temperatures – Students placed three M&Ms on plates with hot, cold, and room temperature water and observed how long it took the M&M in each temperature of water and begin to spread in the water.

 Honors Science


Groups researched regions on Mars.

1/3/18

Wednesday, January 3rd

Phases of Matter Lab - Spreading Molecules.
Phases of Matter Lab - Si´C.


Both activities demonstrated the difference in particle movement in hot water (fast) and cold water (slower).

1/2/18

Tuesday, January 2nd

Science

Finished reading Atoms section of OER Book and worked on focus questions.

Honors Science

Groups researched regions on Mars.


12/21/17

Thursday, December 21st

Science/Honors Science

Atoms Unit Formative Assessment.
Read Atoms section of OER Book and worked on focus questions.


12/18/17

Monday, December 18th

Science/Honors Science 

Students worked on atom activities. They learned the difference between an atom and a molecule. They also learned to how identify how many atoms are found in a substance using the chemical formula.