4/24/17

Monday, April 24th

Science
Students took the Protist Unit Assessment.
Science/Honors Science
Both classes began working on Fungi-The Essentials assignment. This will introduce fungi to the students.


4/20/17

Thursday, April 20th

Science
Honors Science

Finish protist C-Level assignments.

Wednesday, April 19th

Science
Students presented their protozoan poster and facts.
Student continued working on the protist C-Level assignments.
Honors Science

Students finished working on the bacteria B-Level assignment.
Students began working on protist C-Level assignments.
Handed out bacteria review sheet and study guide for bacteria assessment Friday.

4/18/17

Tuesday, April 18th

Science
Finished working on the protist webquest.
Honors Science
Students finalized their Mars presentations. Presentations will be on Thursday.


4/17/17

Monday, April 17th

Science
Students took the bacteria unit assessment (unit and vocabulary)
Began working on protist webquest.
Honors Science
Students finished the Bacteria C-Level Assignments.


4/14/17

Friday, April 14th

Science
Students finished their microorganisms B-Level assignments.
Honors Science
Worked on microorganisms C-Level assignments.


4/13/17

Thursday, April 13th

Science
Students continued working on microorganisms B-Level assignments.
Honors Science
Students finished their Mars proposals. We are now working with Arizona State to schedule a time for them to present their proposals.


4/12/17

Wednesday, April 12th

Science
Today we were on a late-start/assembly schedule which meant students only spent 30 minutes in class. We had enough time to give students the protist unit pre-assessment (unit vocabulary).

The bacteria unit assessment will be on Monday, April 17th. Study guide and review sheet handed out.
Honors Science
Students present their Bacteria reports


4/11/17

Tuesday, April 11th

Science
Students presented their Bacteria reports
After the reports, students began working on microorganisms B-Level assignments.
Honors Science
Students are finishing up their Mars proposals.


Monday, April 10th

Science/Honors Science
Students finished work on the Bacteria WebQuest. They will present their bacteria report tomorrow.

4/5/17

Wednesday, April 5th

Science/Honors Science
Students continued to work on the Bacteria WebQuest. They will finish Monday and present their posters to the class Tuesday.


Tuesday, April 4th

Science/Honors Science
Student were assigned to go to the Bacteria in the Cafeteria website. They explored the site, completing a worksheet while exploring the site.
Student began working on the Bacteria WebQuest. Each group will make a poster about bacteria and present their information to the class.

4/3/17

Monday, April 3rd

Science
Today was the last day for students to finish C-Level microorganisms assignments.
Honors Science
Students began working on C-Level microorganisms assignments.


Friday, March 31st

Science
Continued working on the Microorganisms Unit Assignments
Honors Science
Students took the phases of the Moon assessment.

3/30/17

Thursday, March 30th

Thursday, March 30th
Science
Students began working on the Microorganisms Unit Assignments. Students have been given a choice of which assignment to complete.
Honors Science

Student are working on their Mars presentations (due April 13th).

Wednesday, March 29th

Wednesday, March 29th
Science
Students finished the Kids Discover - Microbes and worksheet assignment.
Honors Science

Students watched Understanding Bacteria and completed a worksheet. (Go to the March 28th post for more information.)

3/28/17

Tuesday, March 28th

Science
Students watched Understanding Bacteria and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Student are working on their Mars presentations.

3/27/17

Monday, March 27th

Science/Honors Science
We began our microorganisms unit today. Students took the Bacteria Unit Pre-Test.
They then read Kids Discover - Microbes and completed a worksheet.

3/24/17

Friday, March 24th

Science
Honors Science

Students watched When We Left Earth - Landing the Eagle.

3/23/17

Thursday, March 23rd

I attended a workshop about the new science core at the district office. The substitute showed students When We Left Earth - The Explorers. They completed a worksheet.

3/22/17

Wednesday, March 22nd

Science
Students completed a phases of the Moon Quiz. They also made two phases graphic organizers (8 sided dicePhases Shutter Book).
Honors Science
Students completed a phases of the Moon Quiz. They also completed a phases activity – Oreo phases of the Moon.


3/21/17

Tuesday, March 21st

Science
Students completed two Moon phases activities. The first was Going Thru a Phase. Students simulated the Earth, Moon, Sun system. They identified Lunar phases based on the position of all three. The second activity was Oreo phases of the Moon. They used Oreo cookies to make each phase of the Moon as it revolves around Earth.
Honors Science
Students continued working on selecting a Mars research topic (worksheet).


3/20/17

Monday, March 20th

Science/Honors Science

Students watched When We Left Earth - Friends and Rivals. This episode covered the Gemini program. Students also completed a worksheet.


3/17/17

Friday, March 17th

The 6th grade went to the Clark Planetarium. Students saw the star show – The Ultimate Universe. They also saw the IMAX show – Journey to Space 3-D. They looked at the new exhibits in the Planetarium. They watched a Science-on-a-Sphere presentation.


3/16/17

Thursday, March 16th

Science
Finished the Phases of the Moon writing assignment.
Honors Science
Continued working on selecting a research topic (worksheet).


3/15/17

Wednesday, March 15th

Science/Honors Science
Students worked on a Phases assignment. Students wrote five paragraphs explaining the phases of the Moon.


3/14/17

Monday, March 13th

Science/Honors Science


Watched MythBusters - NASA Moon Landing

Tuesday, March 14th

Science
Students made a paper plate model of the Earth, Moon, and Sun system.
Listened to Pulse of the Planet podcasts (The Moon: OriginThe Moon: FaceThe Moon: Changes) and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Began selecting research topic (worksheet).


3/10/17

Friday, March 10th

Science
Students continued working on phases of the Moon worksheets, part V & part VI.
Honors Science
Worked on research questions (online Mars atlas)


3/7/17

Tuesday, March 7th

Science
Student completed two phases of the Moon worksheets –  Worksheet, Part III  & Worksheet, Part IV
Honors Science
Students continued working on research questions (online Mars atlas)


3/6/17

Monday, March 6th

Science
Students completed making their Moon Phases graphic organizers (Waxing/Waning moonsFour Moon PhasesPosition of Earth Moon and SunCause and Effect).
Honors Science
Size and Scale end of unit assessment.
Students completed two identifying phases of the Moon worksheets –  Worksheet, Part I  and Worksheet, Part II.

 Science
Students completed making their Moon Phases graphic organizers (Waxing/Waning moonsFour Moon PhasesPosition of Earth Moon and SunCause and Effect).
Honors Science
Size and Scale end of unit assessment.
Students completed two identifying phases of the Moon worksheets –  Worksheet, Part I  and Worksheet, Part II.

3/2/17

Thursday, March 2nd

Science
Students read pgs. 14-20 in 2016 OER Science text dealing with phases of the Moon.
They started making phases of the Moon graphic organizers. They will be glued in their OER text when completed.
Honors Science
Students began working on research questions (online Mars atlas).


3/1/17

Wednesday, March 1st

Science
Students began working on phases of the Moon worksheets. They completed Moon Worksheet, Part I and Worksheet, Part II.
Honors Science
Students finished watching The Day the Moon Was Gone and completed the worksheet.
We began the Phases of the Moon unit with the lecture.


2/28/17

Tuesday, February 28th

Science
Watched The Day the Moon Was Gone and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Finished working on Question Mars workbook.
Started watching The Day the Moon Was Gone and completing a worksheet.

2/27/17

Monday, February 27th

Science
We completed the size and scale unit with the unit assessment.
We started the phases of the moon with the phases lecture.
Honors Science
Students watched Galaxies and the Expanding Universe and completed a worksheet.
Students completed a size and scale activity - In a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Students mapped the distance to the thirteen brightest stars, using the assigned scale on each map.


2/24/17

February 24th

Science/Honors Science
Students completed a size and scale activity - Solar System Beads. They made a scale model of the Solar System.


2/23/17

Thursday, February 23rd

Science
Students completed a size and scale activity - - Solar System by Half.
Student received the Size and Scale Review Sheet and Study Guide (Test Monday, Feb 27th).
Honors Science
Continued working on Question Mars workbook.


2/22/17

Wednesday, February 22nd

Science/Honors Science
Both classes completed a size and scale activity - How Big, How Far, How Old (images). Students were given a set of images and had to classify them. For each part of the activity (big, far, old), students used different sets of cards. They also had to answer two questions in each section.

2/21/17

Tuesday, February 21st

Science
Size and Scale Activity - In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away. Students mark the positions of the thirteen brightest stars on three different maps.
Honors Science
Students continued working on Question Mars workbook.