12/23/16

Friday, December 23rd

Science/Honors Science
Students began a gravity activity - Gravity Explorations. They worked on Part A of the assignment.  Students calculated their weights on other worlds.


12/22/16

Thursday, December 22nd

Science
Students completed a gravity lab - Staying Up While Falling Down. Using a pvc pipe, string, and different sizes of washers, students demonstrated why planets closer to the Sun move faster than those farther away.
Honors Science
Students completed two labs which demonstrated weight has no effect on how fast an object falls – Free Fall & Gravity on Earth.


12/21/16

Wednesday, December 21st

Happy Winter Solstice!

Science
Students completed two gravity labs. The first was Quicker. Students pushed sticks of different lengths down at the same time.  This demonstrated why planets closer to the Sun move faster than planets farther away.
The second gravity lab was How Low Can You Go? Students compared mass and weight.
Honors Science
Students completed the planets unit by taking the final unit assessment.
We began our gravity unit with a lecture.


12/20/16

Tuesday, December 20th

Science
Students completed to gravity labs demonstrating that all  objects fall at the same speed regardless of weight - Free Fall & Gravity on Earth.
Honors Science
Ms. Perea was not here today, so there was no Mars activity.  Students watched MythBusters - Ancient Death Ray/Skunk Cleaning/What Is Bulletproof?


12/19/16

Monday, December 19th

Science
Students completed the planets unit assessment.
We began  the gravity unit with the Lecture and notes.
Honors Science
Students read What Would It Be Like to Fall Through Jupiter article and completed a worksheet.
Students began reading Kids Discover Planets and worksheet.


12/16/16

Friday, December 16th

Science
Student finished working on the Planetary Travel Brochure (sample) (links).
Honors Science
Students worked on a Comparing the Planets worksheet (data sheet). Students compared and contrasted the rocky planets and the gas giants.


12/15/16

12/14/16

Wednesday, December 14th

Science
Students began Working on the Planetary Travel Brochure (sample) (links). Students pick a planet and develop a brochure encouraging people to visit their planet.
Honors Science

Students continued working on the Solar System Trading Cards assignment.

12/13/16

Tuesday, December 13th

Science
Students took a planets quiz.
They finished watching Bill Nye - Gravity/Science Court Gravity and completed the worksheet.
Honors Science
Students began a Mars Lab - Did Wind Create Features on Mars? (images). Using sand, students blew sand in different directions to see what sand blown by wind looks like.


Monday, December 12th

Science
We began our gravity unit today.  Students watched Bill Nye - Gravity and Science Court Gravity and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science

Students began working on the Solar System Trading Cards assignment.

12/9/16

Friday, December 9th

Science
Solar System Trading Cards assignment.
Honors Science
Jupiter's Shrinking Red Spot and worksheet.
Uranus and Venus - The Strange Twins and worksheet.
Planets classifcation worksheet I.
Planets classification worksheet II

Thursday, December 8th

Science
Solar System Trading Cards assignment.
Honors Science

Wednesday, December 7th

Science
Solar System worksheet - Abducted by Aliens.
Solar System worksheet - How Old Are You?
Honors Science

Solar System worksheet - Planet Riddles (Fact sheet).
Solar System worksheet - Earth and Moon Gossip (Fact sheet).

Tuesday, December 6th

Science/Honors Science (Substitute)
Watched The Universe - The Outer Planets and completed worksheet.

Monday, December 5th

Science
Solar System worksheet - Planet Riddles (Fact sheet).
Solar System worksheet - Earth and Moon Gossip (Fact sheet).
Honors Science

Watched The Universe - The Red Planet Mars and worksheet

12/1/16

Thursday, December 1st

Science/Honors Science
Watched Traveler's Guide to the Planets - Jupiter and completed worksheet.

Wednesday, November 30th

Science/Honors Science
Watched Traveler's Guide to the Planets - Saturn and completed worksheet.

Tuesdy, November 29th

Science
Finished Kids Discover Planet magazine and worksheet.
Read Star Witness News - Jupiter's Red Spot is Shrinking and worksheet.
Honors Science
Began working on Mars Impact lab.

Monday, Novermber 28th

Monday, November 28th
Science
Worked on Kids Discover Planet magazine and worksheet.
Honors Science
Watched Bill Nye Planets and worksheet.