2/26/13

Tuesday, February 26th


We completed the scientific method unit with an activity, the Chocolate Chip Cookie LabStudents were given three different brands of chocolate chip cookies and compare them and determine which the best cookie is.
Honor's Science - Work on Mars project.

2/22/13

Friday, February 22nd


All classes completed a lab activity - Penny DropsStudents experimented to see how many drops of water could be placed on a penny.
5th and 6th hours also completed the scientific method worksheet assignment by finishing Making Bar Graphs and Making Line Graphs. .
Honor's Science – students began working on a seasons textbook assignment.

2/21/13

Thursday, February 21st


In 1st and 2nd Hours, students reviewed how to make bar and line graphs by completing two worksheets - Making Bar Graphs and Making Line Graphs.   This completed the scientific method worksheets.
In 5th and 6th Hours, students finished the Observation and Inference of a Dinosaur Scene worksheet.  The completed the Qualitative vs. Quantitative Observations and The Process of Performing an Experiment.  They began the Making Bar Graphs worksheet. 
Honor's Science - Work on Mars project.

2/20/13

Wednesday, February 20th


During 1st and 2nd hours, students began the class by watching Real World Science Scientific Method.  They completed The Process of Performing an Experiment worksheet.  Students were given a series of statements and they had to determine which part of the scientific process they belonged.  They began the Making Bar Graphs assignment.  Using a table, students make a bar graph based on the data in the table.
During 5th and 6th hours, students completed the following worksheets - Introduction to the Scientific Method and Spot the Scientific Method  They began working on Observation and Inference of a Dinosaur Scene.
Honor's Science - We began the reason for the seasons unit.  Students received the basic lecture.

2/15/13

Friday, February 15th

1st & 2nd Hours worked on scientific method worksheets.  They were - Introduction to the Scientific Method, Spot the Scientific Method, Observation and Inference of a Dinosaur Scene.
5th & 6th Hours worked on test remediation and retakes.  We didn’t finish today, so we will continue on Tuesday.
Honor's Science – Students completed a size and scale worksheet - Know Your Galactic Address.   After completing the worksheet, they took the size and scale unit final exam.


2/14/13

Thursday, February 14th


We began the scientific method portion of the microorganisms unit today with the scientific method lecture.
Honor's Science – Students completed a size and scale activity - Solar System Bead ActivityStudents tied beads at specified intervals on a long piece of string to represent the structure of the Solar System.

2/13/13

Wednesday, February 13th


1st and 2nd hours, students who needed to take/retake the space exploration and seasons unit exams did review assignments and then retook the exam.
5th and 6th hours took the seasons unit final exam.
Honor's Science – We watched Galaxies and the Expanding Universe and completed video worksheet.  After, students did a size and scale activity - Solar System by HalfThey took a length of adding machine tape and folded it in half.  On one end, they placed a sticker of the Sun.  On the other, they placed a Pluto sticker, representing the Kuiper Belt.  A Uranus sticker was placed in the middle.  From the Pluto end, they folded the tape in half.  On the fold, they placed a Neptune sticker.  From the Sun end, they next folded that end in half and placed a Saturn sticker. They continued folding it in half from the Sun end until all other planet stickers were placed on the adding machine tape.

2/11/13

Monday, February 11th


1st and 2nd hour completed the seasons final test today.
5th and 6th hours continued their review of seasons concepts.
Honors Science – Students watched Cosmic Voyage.  This video compares size and scale. They learn about the size of the universe based on a hoop here on Earth.  You’re taken to the ends of the universe.  You’re returned to Earth and a drop of water.  You continue to move in the water until you’re inside a proton.  Students completed a video worksheet while watching the video.  We began watching Bill Nye Outer Space.

2/5/13

Tuesday, February 5th


Students took a seasons review quiz to see how well they’ve understood the reason for the seasons concepts.
Students completed a seasons worksheet, Sunrise, Sunset. The activity reviewed how daylight hours change throughout the year in Utah.  From January to June, daylight hours increase.  From July to December, daylight hours decrease. 
Students also completed a seasons activity - Light & Latitude - Seasons Across Continents (chart).   Students were given two unknown cities and the average hours of daylight each month.  Using that information there were to determine whether the city was in the Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere.
In the Honor's Science class, students researched information about their Mars project question.

2/4/13

Monday, February 4th


Students completed two reason for the seasons activity.
The Shadow KnowsStudents measure the length of a shadow when light is shined on a piece of straw at four different angles.  This activity shows the larger the angle, the shorter the shadow; the smaller the angle, the longer the shadow.
Sun's Height Above the Horizon.  Students shine a light on a piece of graph paper from four different angles.  The angles represent the height of the Sun above the horizon at the beginning of each season in Utah. 
Honor's Science. Students worked on two size and scale worksheets.
Students finished Solar System on a Map
Solar System Excursions. Students calculate travel time to various locations in the Solar System.

2/2/13

Friday, February 1st


Students complete two seasons activities.  Both activities demonstrated how angle affects the type of heat energy we get from the Sun.
  • Why Angle Changes IntensityStudents shined a light on graph paper from four different angles – 90-degrees, 60-degrees, 45-degrees, and 23.5-degrees.  After circling the area covered by the light, they counted the number of squares covered by the light at each angle. 
  • Seasons Four Times a YearStudents shined a light on graph paper from three different angles – 90-degrees, 60-degrees, and 45-degrees.  They counted the number of squares covered by the light at each angle and then calculated how many square inches were covered by the light.

Students learned that the larger the angle, the smaller the area covered by the light.  The smaller the angle, the larger the area covered by the light.  Their final assignment was to complete a seasons crossword puzzle.
Honor's Science
We began our size and scale unit with a size and scale lecture.  Students watched Stars, Light Years, and the Milky Way. This video looked at the size of the universe using comparisons.  They began working on a size and scale activity - Solar System on a Map. Using the scale they were given, students mark a map of the Utah showing scale distances between the planets.