Friday, January 29th

Today we had short classes.  We went to the high school and saw our school’s production of Sleeping Beauty.  It was an outstanding performance by our students. One performance stood out. The young woman who played Maleficent gave a fantastic performance.  She has an amazing voice.  Even among all the wonderful performance, she stole the show.  See it if you have the chance.

During our shortened classes, we watched the second episode of When We Left Earth – Friends and Rivals.  It was all about Project Gemini.


Wednesday, January 27th & Thursday, January 28th

Wednesday, January 27thScienceWe will be taking the phases of the Moon assessment on Wednesday, February 3rd.  Students received the Phases fact sheet and Phases study guide.Students watched the History of Astronomy and completed a worksheet. Student then read an article, About Constellations, and completed a worksheet.Honors ScienceStudents completed Falling Stars, Space Object Differences, and Comets Myths, Facts, and Legends.Thursday, January 28thScienceStudents watched Observing the Night Sky and completed a worksheet. They also read an article about Winter Constellations and completed a worksheet.Honors ScienceGroups continued working on their Mars project.


Tuesday, January 26th

We formally began the constellations unit with the lecture and notes.
Honors Science
Groups worked on their Mars project proposal.


Monday, January 25th

We finished the phases of the Moon unit Thursday.  Today we began the constellations unit by watching The Universe - Constellations and students completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students worked on three comets, meteors, and asteroids worksheets – Falling Stars, Space Object Differences, and Comets Myths, Facts, and Legends.


Tuesday, January 19th

After having reviewed the basics of the phases of the Moon, students re-did three worksheets –
Identify Phases of the Moon - Part IVab, Identify Phases of the Moon - Part Vab, and Identify Phases of the Moon - Part VIab.
Honors Science
Student groups began researching possible topics for study – What Do You Want to Know?


Friday, January 15th

We reviewed what we’ve learned in the phases of the Moon unit.
Honors Science
Students continued working History of Asteroid Discovery assignmentsSeeing Faraway Things as Though Nearby; It Was a Dark and Starry Night; The Lost is Found; and In Search Of.


Tuesday, January 12th

Students continued working on phases of the Moon worksheets – Identifying Phases of the Moon - Part IIIab & Part IVab
Honors Science

Students saw a sample Mars project PowerPoint. They also saw what was available to them on the Mars Student Imaging Program website.


Monday, January 11th

Students watched The Universe - Mysteries of the Moon and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students began a series of assignments that cover the History of Asteroid Discovery. They completed two assignments, Thinking Outside the Box and Between Jupiter and Mars, I Place a Planet.


Friday, January 8th

Students took the size and scale unit Assessment
Students completed two phases worksheets – Phases Worksheet Part Iab and Phases Worksheet Part IIab.
Honors Science
Students read Cool Curious Comets and completed a worksheet.
Students read the comets, meteors, and asteroids pages in the science textbook and completed a worksheet.


Thursday, January 7th

Students finished two assignments; Kids Discover Moon magazine and worksheet and The Day the Moon Was Gone and worksheet. They were assigned to read a section of the science textbook discussing phases of the Moon and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
We began the Question Mars assignment. Students are learning how to develop research questions about Mars.


Wednesday, January 6th

Students watched The Day the Moon Was Gone and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students watched Ride the Comet and completed a worksheet.


Tuesday, January 5th

Handed out Size and Scale Study Guide and Data Sheet. Test on Friday. 
Students read Kids Discover Moon magazine and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Introduction to selecting a Mars research project and handout.


Monday, January 4th

We began the Phases of the Moon unit with a lecture and students taking notes.  Students were told if they know and understand the following four facts, they will have no problem with this unit.
1. Know the order of the eight phases of the Moon.
2. Know when the Moon is between the Earth and Sun, we will see the New Moon phase.
3. Know when the Earth is between the Moon and Sun, we will see the Full Moon phase.
4. The Moon revolves counterclockwise around the Earth.
Honors Science
We began Asteroids, Comet, and Meteors unit with the lecture and notes.