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.



12/15/17

Friday, December 15th

Science/Honors Science

Watched Exploring Building Blocks of Matter and completed worksheet.
Read Kids Discover Atoms and completed worksheet.


12/14/17

Thursday, December 14th

Science/Honors Science

Planets end of unit Assessment.
Watched Bill Nye Atoms and completed worksheet.


12/12/17

Tuesday, December 12th

Science

How Big is Our Universe reading and worksheet.
Smallest to the Largest worksheet.

Honors Science

Reviewed JMARS (tutorial). Students will use JMARS when they begin working on their project.


12/11/17

Monday, December 11th

Science/Honors Science


Watched Cosmic Voyage and completed worksheet.
Began How Big is My Universe reading and worksheet.

12/8/17

Friday, December 8th

Science

Watched The Universe - Outer Planets and completed worksheet.

Honors Science


Solar System Worksheet - Analyzing Solar System Temperatures (table).
Solar System Worksheet - Riddles & Tours (table).

12/7/17

Wednesday, December 6th

Science


Honors Science


Solar System Worksheet - Classifying the Planets.
Solar System Worksheet - Can You Planet?

Thursday, December 7th

Science

Solar System Worksheet - Analyzing Solar System Temperatures (table).
Solar System Worksheet - Riddles & Tours (table).
Handed out Solar System Review Sheet and Study Guide.

Honors Science


12/5/17

Tuesday, December 5th

Science

Students are learning how to use tables and graphs to answer questions about the planets. They completed two assignments – Solar System Worksheet - Classifying the Planets and Solar System Worksheet - Can You Planet?

Honors Science

Students are learning about the Tharsis region by Analyzing THEMIS images of Mars Tharsis region.


12/4/17

Monday, December 4th

Science/Honors Science

Read Kids Discover Planets and completed worksheet.


12/1/17

Friday, December 1st

Science/Honors Science

Watched 7 Wonders of the Solar System and completed worksheet.


11/30/17

Thursday, November 30th

Science/Honors Science


Read Solar System Section in the SEEd Book.
Students completed focus questions worksheet.

11/29/17

Wednesday, November 29th

Science/Honors Science

Finished 95 Worlds and Counting and completing worksheet.
Began reading Kids Discover Planets.
Handed out Inertia review sheet and study guide for test December 5th.




11/28/17

Tuesday, November 28th

Science

Gravity Unit Assessment.
Began watching 95 Worlds and Counting and completing worksheet.



Honors Science

Finished analyzing Mars THEMIS images and completed worksheet (feature ID charts).


11/27/17

Monday, November 27th

Science/Honors Science

Inertia Lab - Coin Drop. Students placed a cardboard square over a cup, placed a penny on it, and flicked the card. The card moved and the penny fell into the cup.
Inertia Lab - A Body at Rest. Students placed different objects on a sheet of paper and pulled it rapidly. The objects stayed in place.
Inertia Lab - The Incredible, Edible Egg. Students determined a hard-boiled egg spins faster than a raw egg because the raw egg moves around and stops the spin.


11/21/17

Tuesday, November 21st

Science

Watched Science Court - Inertia and completed worksheet.


Honors Science

Analyzed Mars THEMIS images and completed worksheet (feature ID charts).


11/17/17

Friday, November 17th

Science

Gravity review.

Honors Science

Gravity Activity - Heavyweight Champion: Jupiter.


11/16/17

Thursday, November 16th

Science

Gravity Activity - Heavyweight Champion: Jupiter. Students determined how much they would weigh on each planet as well as determine how far they could jump on another planet.

Honors Science

Student continued the Mars Image Analysis assignment (PowerPointworksheetsimages).


11/15/17

Wednesday, November 15th

Science/Honors Science

Gravity Lab - How Low Can You Go? Students compared the mass of different objects, including two cubes the same size, one made of wood and the other metal, as well as three ½” balls – one a metal ball bearing, one a marble, and one a rubber ball.


11/14/17

Tuesday, November 14th

Science

Students read 6.1.2 (gravity review) in OER book and answered focus questions.

Honors Science


Mars Image Analysis (PowerPointworksheetsimages).

11/13/17

Monday, November 13th

Science/Honors Science

Gravity Unit Formative Assessment.
Gravity Lab - Pull of the Planets.

11/10/17

Friday, November 10th

Students recreated Galileo's experiment dropping balls off the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Free Fall & Gravity on Earth.