12/23/15

Wednesday, December 23rd

Students took the speed of light quiz. They completed the Know Your Galactic Address worksheet.
Honors Science
Watched Bill Nye - Planets.

12/18/15

Friday, December 18th

Students completed a size and scale worksheet - Extraterrestrial Excursions.  Students were given the distance of the planets from Earth and had to determine, if they traveled at 25,000 mph, how many hours, days, months, and years it would take to travel to another world.  They added the years to their age to see how old they would be when they arrived.
Honors Science

Students completed a Solar System Quiz. They also completed a Solar Systems worksheet - Riddles, Tours, and Abductions.  Students were given riddles, descriptions of planets as if from a tour guide, and descriptions of planets from a person abducted by aliens.  They had to identify the planet being described.

12/17/15

Thursday, December 17th

As a follow up to yesterday’s activity (How Big, How Far, How Old (images), students watched The Universe - How Big, How Far, How Fast? and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students finished the Mars Image Analysis (images) assignment.

12/16/15

Wednesday, December 16th

Students completed a size and scale of the universe activity – How Big, How Far, How Old (images).
Honors Science
Students completed two Solar System activities – Can You Planet II and Classifying Planets.


12/14/15

Monday, December 14th

Students completed the Completed Clark Planetarium post-test. Their scores will be compared to see what they learned during the field trip.  Students completed a size and scale activity – Solar System on a Map.
Honors Science
Students completed the Completed Clark Planetarium post-test. Their scores will be compared to see what they learned during the field trip.  They also completed a Solar System Worksheet - Can You Planet I.


12/12/15

Thursday, December 10th; Friday, December 11th

Thursday, December 10th

Students watched two DVDs about the size and scale of the universe and completed a worksheet after each DVD.  The first was Galaxies and the Expanding Universe and worksheet. The second was Stars, Light Years, and the Milky Way and worksheet.
Honors Science

Friday, December 11th

Students went on the Clark Planetarium Field Trip.  Students saw the International Space Station IMAX, saw a presentation in the stardome about phases of the Moon and why we have seasons, saw a presentation on the planets at the Science on a Sphere exhibit, and toured the exhibits.


12/9/15

Wednesday, December 9th

Students watched Cosmic Voyage and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students finished the Kids Discover Solar System worksheet.

12/8/15

Tuesday, December 8th

Students finished reading Kids Discover Galaxies and completed the worksheet.
Honors Science
Students finished reading Kids Discover Solar System and finished the worksheet.


12/7/15

Amazing Apollo Video

Monday, December 7th

All four classes completed the Solar System Gravity assessment. We began the size and scale of the universe today.  Students watched Where is Our Place in Space and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students watched 7 Wonders of the Solar System and completed a worksheet.

12/4/15

50 Years of Mars Exploration

Friday, December 4th

We completed the Solar System unit assessments – Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors & Gravity.
Honors Science
Students were given images of the Moon and they determine length and width of features on the Moon – MoonKAM Image Scale Math (images).


12/3/15

Thursday, December 3rd

Students completed the Solar System Assessment - Planets.
Honors Science
Students finished the Mars activity - Image Scale Math.


12/2/15

Wednesday, December 2nd

Students completed their planet poster presentations.  We started the Size & Scale of the Universe unit.  Students read Kids Discover Galaxies and started working on a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students received information about a science fair project – a lecture and notes. Students also received a Science Fair How-To Guide.


12/1/15

Tuesday, December 1st

We continued planet poster presentations.
Honors Science

Student worked on a Mars activity - Image Scale Math.  Students need to be able determine the scale of an image to be able to determine size of features in the image.

Monday, November 30th

Thursday, December 3rd, students will take the Solar System unit tests.  There will be three tests – one about planets; one about comets, meteors, and asteroids; one about gravity.  Students received the study guide and data sheet. Students must return the first page of the study guide, signed by parents, on Thursday.  It must be turned in on Thursday. No parent signature paper will be accepted late.
Students began the planet poster presentation.
Honors Science
We began the Solar System unit.  Students read Kids Discover Solar System and began working on a magazine worksheet.


11/27/15

Monday, November 23rd & Tuesday, November 24th

Students had a substitute Monday and Tuesday.  Both classes did the same activity.
Monday, November 23rd
Student watched MythBusters - Hair of the Dog and completed a worksheet.
Tuesday, November 24th
MythBusters - Storm Chasing Myth and completed a worksheet.


11/17/15

Tuesday, November 17th

Students watched two videos, Bill Nye - Gravity and Science Court - Gravity.  Students also completed two worksheets (Nye worksheet; Science Court worksheet).
Honors Science
Students completed the seasons assessments - Direct/Indirect Heat Energy & Rotation and Revolution.


11/16/15

Monday, November 16th

Students completed the Solar System Vocabulary Quiz. They then watched How the Solar System Works and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Student began taking the seasons assessments.  The first was Earth’s Orbit and Tilt.

11/13/15

Friday, November 13th

Students went to the USU STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Fair at the Box Elder County Fairground.  There were numerous exhibits, most having a hands-on activity for students. Student enjoyed the activities.


11/12/15

Wednesday, November 11th & Thursday, November 12th

Wednesday, November 11th

Students finished watching 95 Worlds and Counting and completed a worksheet. They spent the rest of the hour working on their asteroid assignments.
Honors Science
Students watched 95 Worlds and Counting.

Thursday, November 12th

Students finished working on their asteroid assignments. We began our gravity unit with the gravity lecture and notes.
Honors Science
Students completed the EarthKAM activity.


11/10/15

Tuesday, November 10th

Students watched 95 Worlds and Counting and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students began an EarthKAM project.  EarthKAM is a camera aboard the space station.  Students can select places on Earth the space station flies over and request images of that area.  They will use their pictures as a part of their Mars project.

11/9/15

Monday, November 9th

Students continued to work on the layered unit assignments.  They should be working on the C-Layer asteroid and gravity assignments.
Honors Science
Students read Kids Discover Planets magazine and completed a worksheet.


11/6/15

Friday, November 6th

Students in both science classes watched The Universe - 7 Wonders of the Solar System and completed a worksheet.

11/5/15

Thursday, November 5th

Students continued working on planet and asteroids, comets, and meteor assignments.
Honors Science
Students finished the Mapping the Surface of a Planet (images) assignment.


11/4/15

Wednesday, November 4th

Students are finishing the planet assignments.  Student who have completed the planets section are now beginning to work on the asteroids, comets, and meteor assignments.
Honors Science
Students watched The Universe - The Outer Planets and completed a worksheet.


11/3/15

Tuesday, November 3rd

Students continued working on the planet assignments.
Honors Science

We reviewed for the upcoming seasons assessment.

11/2/15

Monday, November 2nd

Students watched Universe - Mars, the Red Planet and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students took the Rotation and Revolution quiz. They also worked on a seasons worksheet - Earth's Rotation.

10/29/15

Thursday, October 29th

Continuing our Solar System unit, today students read Kids Discover Planets and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Student continued the Mapping the Surface of a Planet (images) begun Tuesday.


10/28/15

Wednesday, October 28th

Students finished working on their Solar System Vocabulary Graphic Organizer. Students were told to take them home to have them available for studying for quizzes and tests.  They completed a Solar System Vocabulary Criss-Cross Puzzle.
Honors Science
Students made a Sun Angle Analyzer (analyzer).  Unfortunately, it was overcast by the time they finished them.  We will try again on Friday.


10/27/15

Tuesday, October 27th

We began the Solar System unit today Students were given a list of the unit vocabulary. Using that list they completed the Solar System vocabulary graphic organizer.
Honors Science
Student began working on the Mapping the Surface of a Planet (images) assignment.  They are beginning to learn how to analyze geographical features on the surface of a planet.


10/26/15

Monday, October 26th

Today, both classes watched MythBusters - Cylinder Rocket and completed a worksheet.

10/23/15

Thursday, October 22nd & Friday, October 23rd

Thursday, October 22nd
Student began taking the seasons end of unit assessment (Earth's Orbit and TiltDirect/Indirect Heat EnergyRotation/Revolution).
Honors Science
We began the Mapping Surface of a Planet activity. Students are learning how to identify features on the surface of Mars.  They learned about the Three Principles of Geology and took notes during the lecture.

Friday, October 23rd
Students finished the seasons end of unit assessment (Earth's Orbit and TiltDirect/Indirect Heat EnergyRotation/Revolution).
Honors Science
Students completed a seasons worksheet Sunrise, Sunset. Students answered questions about daylight hours in Salt Lake City throughout the year.
The second worksheet, Light and Latitude Across the Continents (data table) gave students two mystery cities.  They graphed the daylight hours in the city and determined if the city was in the northern or southern hemisphere based on hours of daylight in each month.


10/21/15

Wednesday, October 21st



Students will be taking the seasons unit assessments tomorrow.  We reviewed in preparation (seasons PowerPoint; review PowerPoints - first - second - Jeopardy)
Honors Science
Seasons activity - Reasons for the Seasons.

10/20/15

Tuesday, October 20th

Students took the Earth's Orbit and Tilt quiz. The did a review assignment – Seasons Reason readings and worksheet.
Note:  Thursday, October 22nd, students will take the seasons end of unit assessments.  Each student was given a seasons review booklet.  They should review this before taking the assessments on Thursday.
Honors Science
Students completed a seasons lab - Why is Summer Hot?  Using two thermometers at different angles, students measured the temperature of one thermometer facing the Sun.  The second thermometer was placed flat on the ground.  This demonstrated direct/indirect heat energy from the Sun.  The thermometer that faced the Sun was the warmest because it received direct sunlight.  The thermometer flat on the ground was cooler because it received indirect sunlight.


10/19/15

Monday, October 19th

Students took a Rotation/Revolution Quiz. They completed Sunrise, Sunset. This dealt with changes in daylight/nighttime in Salt Lake City throughout the year.
Honors Science
Students completed two seasons worksheet giving them an overview of why we have seasons – What Do You Think? and Earth/Sun Geometry.


10/14/15

Wednesday, October 14th

Students completed a seasons Direct/Indirect Heat Energy Quiz. They then watched MythBusters - Duct Tape Hour and completed worksheet.
Honors Science
Many students did not receive acceptable grades on the MSIP Chapter 4 & 5 worksheet. Those students who did not receive acceptable grades were required to re-do the assignment.


10/13/15

Tuesday, October 13th

Students completed a seasons activity - Reason for the SeasonsUsing a light bulb to represent the Sun, students moved an Earth globe at four different positions representing the location of the Earth at each of the seasons.  After the activity, students completed the season vocabulary quiz.
Honors Science
Students finished reading MSIP Chapter 4 & 5 and completed the worksheet.


10/12/15

Monday, October 12th

Students completed two seasons lab. Why Is Summer Hot? and Tracking the Movement of Shadows Over Time. With Why is Summer Hot, students had two thermometers, one getting direct sunlight and the other getting indirect sunlight.  The other activity had students mark the location of the shadow of a straw over thirty minutes.
Honors Science
Students read MSIP Chapter 4 & 5 and completed a worksheet.


10/9/15

Friday, October 9th

When we come back from fall break, students will take the seasons assessments.  Students were give a Reasons for the Seasons review booklet. The booklet was read and students highlighted important concepts in the booklet.  Students also made three graphic organizers and glued them at the appropriate places in the review booklet ( Direct/Indirect Heat energySeasons Tilt, and  Reverse Seasons.
Honors Science
Students completed the MSIP Resource Manual, Chapter 2 worksheet and MSIP Resource Manual, Chapter 3 worksheet.


10/8/15

Wednesday, October 7th & Thursday, October 8th

Wednesday, October 7th

Students completed a seasons lab - Sun's Height Above the Horizon. Students were give the height of the Sun above the horizon on the summer and winter solstice and the autumnal and vernal equinox. They shined a light on graph paper, identifying how much area would be covered by heat energy from the Sun on all dates. 
Honors Science
Students watched Science Court - Seasons and Bill Nye Seasons and completed a worksheet.

Thursday, October 8th

Students completed two seasons labs.  The first was Seasons Four Times a Year. Students shine a light at four different angles on graph paper.  They counted the squares covered and determined how many square inches was covered based on the angle of the light source.  The second lab was The Shadow Knows. Students shine a light at three different angles.  They shine it at a straw piece.  At each angle, they measured the length of the straw’s shadow.
Honors Science
Students read Chapter 1 & 2 in the MSIP Reference Manual. This covered a history of the study of Mars as well as early space probe exploration of the planet.  They completed a worksheet.


10/6/15

Tuesday, October 6th

Students worked on two worksheets reviewing why we have seasons – Earth-Sun Geometry and What Made Earth Tilt-a-World?

Honors Science – Finished the Identifying Earth Features assignment. (Earth Feature Cards)

10/5/15

Monday, October 5th

Students completed two worksheets dealing with Earth’s tilt and seasons – What Do You Think? & A New Slant on the Seasons.
Honors Science
We began the reason for the seasons unit lecture and notes.


10/3/15

Friday, October 2nd

All students who needed to re-take the scientific method unit assessment took it today.  This took most of the hour.

10/1/15

Flying Over Charon

Thursday, October 1st

Tomorrow students will have the opportunity to re-take the scientific method test. To help students prepare for the test, we spent time reviewing for the re-take.
Honors Science
Students used Earth satellite images to identify Earth features. (Earth Feature Cards)


9/30/15

Wednesday, September 30th

There has been a problem with too many students not taking the time needed to properly complete assignments.  Any student who received a 2 proficiency or lower was required to redo the text book assignment worksheet.
Honors Science
We reviewed for the Scientific Method Test re-take.


9/29/15

Tuesday, September 29th

Students read section 2.1 of the Space Science textbook.  This dealt with the seasons.  Students completed a worksheet based on their reading.
Honors Science
Students are learning how to interpret and describe specific features in satellite images.


9/28/15

Monday, September 28th

Science
Students watched two videos and completed worksheets – Science Court - Seasons (worksheet) and Bill Nye - Seasons (worksheet).
Honors Science
Watched MythBusters - Swimming in Syrup and worksheet.

9/24/15

Thursday, September 24th

Students watched MythBusters - Beat the Radar Detector and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students finished the Mars activity - What Are Satellite Images? (Earth Image Set).


9/23/15

Wednesday, September 23rd

We finished the scientific method unit today.  Students took the unit assessment.
Honors Science
Students completed the M&M Graphing Assignment.


9/22/15

Tuesday, September 22nd

Students completed the M&M Graphing Assignment. Each group was given a bowl of M&Ms and counted each color. They graphed their results.  Then, the class results were combined and students graphed the results from the entire class.
Honors Science
Students complete a Mars activity – What Are Satellite Images? (Earth Image Set). Students are learning how to identify geological features in satellite images.


9/21/15

Monday, September 21st



Students worked on a lab activity - Cookie Lab. Students were given three different brands of chocolate chip cookies.  They were given a series of tests to determine which cookie was the best.  They were then given a list identifying each brand and the cost per cookie. They answered a number of questions analyzing their results.