Week of 9/1/14
Monday- Labor Day- No School
Tuesday- Welcome back to school! Parent/Student information packet, ice breaker activity
Wednesday- Collect information packet (student/parent signatures), do A Puzzling Problem activity for science
Thursday- Observation activity, view "Accident at Jefferson High" lab safety video
Friday- School pictures out of science classes, go over classroom rules/procedures
Week of 9/8/14
Monday- Do Lab safety packet and puzzle, begin lab safety posters for classroom display.
Tuesday- Finish lab safety posters
Wednesday- Present lab safety poster, metric measurements (length) review activity and assignment, Volume and mass review-- "A Variety of Volumes" and "Mass Scavenger Hunt" labs, students need to bring
in empty 2 liter bottles to make earth systems terrarium. Need these for Tuesday.
Thursday- Finish metric review, Students receive science text, earth overview film
Friday- Fill "take notes" on atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere from 1.1, 1.1 Reinforcing Key Concepts
Week of 9/15/14
Monday- Do Earth as a System 3D poster and paragraph.
Tuesday- Terrarium project kick off, Earth System PowerPoint notes, go over "Earth as a System" PowerPoint presentation requirements. Pick presentation pairs.
Wednesday- Earth System PowerPoint Presentations in pairs- Day 1
Thursday- Earth System PowerPoint presentations in pairs- Day 2
Friday- Present slideshows, 1.1 Reinforcing Key Concepts
Week of 9/22/14
Monday- Review game, Teacher presented slideshow for Earth Systems quiz.
Tuesday- Earth Systems quiz, Beyond question Earth Science review
Wednesday- View "All that Glitters", read 3.1 pages 75-80, begin 3.1 notes. Do 3.1 "Investigate: Classification of rocks."
Thursday- Finish 3.1 notes, begin rock cycle posters in teams.
Friday- Terrariums due. Finish rock cycle posters
Week of 9/29/14
Monday- "How do rocks undergo change?" Rock cycle activity in computer lab
Tuesday- Rock cycle posters presentations and diagram
Wednesday- Interactive Rock Cycle Activity in Computer lab+ BBC rock cycle activity
Thursday- Rock cycle film, rock cycle simulation in class
Friday- Read 3.2 pages 82-87 in text and do journal pages 17-18 #1-9
Week of 10/6/14
Monday- Go over journal, do 3.2 Investigate Crystal size activity, review for quiz.
Tuesday- 3.1-3.2 Quiz, begin 3.3 and journal pages 19-20
Wednesday- Finish 3.3 and read 3.4 and do journal pages 21-22, Starburst sedimentary rock activity, study guide for Chapter 3 Test
Thursday- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday- Finish 3.4 reading and journal, Go over 3.1-3.2 quiz, rock cycle story, 3.3-3.4 Reinforcing Key Concepts, finish Earth Science Beyond Question Review
Week of 10/13/14
Monday- Chapter 3 vocab review, Chapter 3 Rocks PowerPoint and student follow sheet, Rocks Jeopardy
Tuesday- Check vocabulary review, Chapter 3 Rocks Test
Wednesday- Begin 9.2 Relative Dating vs. Absolute dating. Do half-life of licoriceium activity
Thursday- Go over Chapter 3 test, Finish 9.2 reading and note-taking, begin "How the Earth Was Made" film and study sheet
Friday- 1st and 6th hour enrichment activity, 5th hour assembly
Week of 10/20/14
Monday- Finish "How the Earth was Made" and study sheet
Tuesday- Begin geologic time scale in teams of four
Wednesday- Finish geologic time scale in teams for four
Thursday- Read 9.3 pages 303-309 and do journal pages 61-62, 9.2-9.3 Reinforcing Key Concepts
Friday- Go over 9.3 journal work, Understanding Geologic Time activity in computer lab
Week of 10/27/14
Monday- Study guide for 9.2-9.3 quiz (Quiz Wednesday), begin "Take a Tour through Time" activity in computer lab
Tuesday- Finish "Take a Tour Through Time" activity in computer lab,
Wednesday- Present Geologic Time Scales, 9.2-9.3 quiz
Thursday- Read 6.1 pp. 185-189 and do journal pages 37-38. Introduce Earth Layers foldable
Friday- Work on Earth Layers foldable
Week of 11/3/14
Monday- Tectonic Plates Map activity in computer lab, finish Earth Layers foldable when finished
Tuesday- Professional development day for teachers. No school for students.
Wednesday- Go over 9.1-9.2 Quiz, check foldable,
Read 6.2 pages 190-198, do journal pages 39-40, quiz on Monday
Thursday- Dynamic Earth activity in computer lab
Friday- Finish Dynamic Earth in Computer lab
Week of 11/10/14
Monday-"Continents Adrift" plate tectonics film, review for 6.1-6.2 quiz
Tuesday- 6.1-6.2 Quiz, Classzone.com Plate Tectonics activity
Wednesday- Divergent boundaries teacher demo, Read 6.3 pages 198-199, 202-204 and do reading study guide pages 41-42
Thursday- Go over 6.1-6.2 quiz, Students make converging plates with clay. Label convergent and divergent boundary diagrams.
Friday- PLC Day Study guide for 6.3-6.4 quiz, Read 6.4 pages 206-212, complete journal pages 43-44, 6.3-6.4 Reinforcing Key Concepts
Week of 11/17/14
Monday- Snack Tectonics Activity, study guide for 6.3-6.4 quiz
Tuesday- Finish 6.4 reading and journal, do 6.4 reinforcing Key Concepts, Plate tectonics exit card
Wednesday- Plate tectonics vocabulary review, play tectonic plates Jeopardy.
Thursday- 6.3-6.4 quiz
Friday- 7.1- Do "How does pressure affect a solid material?" lab. Read 7.1
pages 221-225 and do journal pages 45-46. Do 7.1 Reinforcing Key
Week of 11/24/14
Monday- "How does energy travel?" lab with slinky
Tuesday- How does energy travel lab follow-up, Read 7.2 pages 227-234 and journal pages 46-47
Wednesday- Friday- Thanksgiving Break- No School
Week of 12/1/14
Monday- Plate tectonics- Take a trip around the world activity in computer lab
Tuesday- Finish 7.2- 7.1-7.2 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension, Earthquakes review film
Wednesday- Read 7.3 pages 236-243 and do journal pages 49-50 1-6. Engineering for Earthquakes
Thursday- Finish 7.3, Study guide for Chapter 7 Quiz, Computer lab to complete Earthquake Activity (Online) and "Intro to Google Earth" activity.
Friday- Go over Seismograph extra credit project (10 pts.) Due Friday, 12/12. Earthquakes PowerPoint, Chapter 7 vocabulary review, Chapter 7 Beyond Question Review
Week of 12/8/14
Monday- 7.1-7.3 (Earthquakes) Test
Tuesday- Students receive study guide for semester final exam. Begin filling it out. Intro to volcanoes with Mt. St. Helens eruption. Finish Earthquakes computer lab activity.
Wednesday- Work on study guide for final. Read 8.1 pages 253-261, do journal pages 51-52 and Reinforcing Key Concepts.
Thursday- What happens when a volcano erupts activity? Read 8.2, pages 263-269, journal pages 53-54
Friday- Work on semester final study guide, Nova: Volcanoes
Week of 12/15/14
Monday- Volcanoes Google Earth Tour in computer lab
Tuesday- Volcanoes Google Earth Tour in computer lab
Wednesday- Read 8.2 pages 262-269, do journal pages 53-54
Thursday- Begin "Dante's Peak"
Friday- Finish "Dante's Peak", wrap up
Week of 1/5/15
Monday- Dante's Peak follow-up Film Fact or Fiction. Finish 8.2 reading and journal. Do 8.2 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension.
Tuesday- 8.2-8.3 quiz study guide, work on semester final exam study guide, make a volcano model.
Wednesday- Begin 8.3, pages 272-278 and journal pages 55-56. Volcanoes film. Work on semester final exam study guide
Thursday- Snow/Cold day- No school
Friday- Do Mt. Rainier Mudflows activity with lab partner. Finish 8.3 and fill
out reading study guide. Volcanoes PowerPoint Finish semester final
Week of 1/12/15
Monday- 8.3 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension, do Chapter 8 vocabulary review, 8.2-8.3 Beyond Question review.
Tuesday- 8.2-8.3 quiz, work on semester final exam index card
Computer lab- review activities for semester final exam
Wednesday- Computer lab- Earth science review by concept, review activities for semester final exam
Thursday- Semester vocabulary and concept review with partner, work on semester final index card
Friday- Check Semester vocabulary and concept review, finish semester final exam index card
Week of 1/19/15
Monday- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School
Tuesday- Final review for semester final exam
Wednesday- Semester Final Exam
Thursday- Semester Final Exam make-ups, wrap up semester
Friday- Teacher Work Day- No School for Students
Week of 1/26/15
Monday- 2nd Semester begins- Intro to natural resources, natural resources simulation, survey of past and present energy use- due Wednesday
Tuesday- Go over semester final exam, read 10.1 pages 323-330, do journal pages 63-64
Wednesday- Go over natural resources survey, Michigan Energy Resources picture cards activity in groups. Do "Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy Resources Used in Michigan" activity sheet
Thursday- 10.1 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension, Renewable vs. nonrenewable resources article and chart
Friday- Human Footprint film and study guide
Week of 2/2/15
Monday- Snow Day
Tuesday- Snow Day
Wednesday- Human Footprint film and study guide
Thursday- Read 10.2 pages 332-335. Do journal pages 65-66. Do 10.2 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension, conservation lab
Friday- Wrap up reduce, reuse, recycle, 10.2 catch up and finish Conservation lab work Renewable and nonrenewable resources activities in computer lab
Week of 2/9/15
Monday- Renewable and nonrenewable resources activities in computer lab
Tuesday- Finish Renewable and nonrenewable resources activities in computer lab, fossil fuels film and questions.
Wednesday- Nonrenewable resources card sorting activity, read 10.3 pages 337-345 and do journal pages 67-68.
Thursday- Chapter 10 "Natural Resources and Energy" slideshow, 10.3 Reinforcing
Key Concepts, Renewable Resources card sorting activity, study guide for
energy resources test
Friday- Bill Nye- Greatest Inventions: Energy and question guide
Week of 2/16/15
Monday- Mid-winter break- No school
Tuesday- Professional Development day for teachers- No school for students
Wednesday- Blue Planet- Seasonal Seas
Thursday- Freeze day- No school
Friday- Freeze day- No school
Week of 2/23/15
Monday- Energy activity in computer lab and make circle graphs on natural resources part 1
Tuesday- Energy activity in computer lab and make circle graphs on natural resources part 2
Wednesday- Do Chapter 10 vocabulary assignment, play Chapter 10 "Natural Resources" Jeopardy to prepare for Natural Resources test
Thursday-Check Chapter 10 vocabulary assignment Natural resources test, intro to fresh water- students read "Into the Deep" pages 354-357.
Friday- Read 11.1 pages 361-366 and do reading study guide pages 69-70. Do 11.1 Reinforcing Key Concepts. Do water cycle diagram from MEECS.
Week of 3/2/15
Monday- Where is water on Earth? Fresh water KWL, finish 11.1 reading and journal, 11.1 Reinforcing Key Concepts, Go over household water use project requirements
Tuesday- Finish going over household water usage project requirements. Do Great Lakes System Profile
Wednesday- Parent/Teacher Conferences- No school for students
Thursday- Read article- "Water Levels of the Great Lakes" and answer questions
Friday- 11.2 pages 368-374 and journal pages 71-72, 11.2 Reinforcing Key Concepts
Week of 3/9/15
Monday- Blue Planet: The Deep and follow questions
Tuesday- Glacier Lab, 11.3 pages 376-379, journal pages 73-74.
Wednesday- Ground Water and Water Quality activity in computer lab, Computer lab available to those who want to work on one page paper for household water usage project
Thursday- Computer lab to type one-page paper for water usage project
Friday- Counselors meet with students during science classes for high school scheduling
Week of 3/16/15
Monday- Finish 11.3 pages 376-379, journal pages 73-74, do lakes graphing activity.
Tuesday- Porosity investigation in computer lab
Wednesday- Take a tour through the Great Lakes Watershed activity- Part 1
Thursday- Take a tour through the Great Lakes Watershed activity- Part 2
Friday- Blue Planet- The Deep and question sheet
Week of 3/23/15
Monday- Water Pollution Explore Learning lab in computer lab.
Tuesday- Chapter 11 PowerPoint notes, Chapter 11 vocab review, water cycle whiteboard review
Wednesday- Chapter 11 "The Water Planet" quiz, read 12.1, pages 393-400, journal pages 75-76
Thursday- Go over journal, 12.1 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension, view "Water in Our Environment"
Friday- No School
Week of 3/30/15
Monday- Do "Explore"- Concentration lab. Read 12.2, pages 402-409 and do journal pages 77-78.
Tuesday- Do 12.2 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension. Do Water treatment notes
Wednesday- Dams activity in computer lab
Thursday- Read "Pollution of Water Sources" articles and do questions.
Friday- Start Spring Break- No school for students.
Week of 4/13/15
Monday- Read 12.3, pages 412-418 and do journal pages 79-80. Do "How much water does a dripping faucet use?" activity, study guide for Chapter 12 test, water quality report analysis
Tuesday- Make Chapter 12 vocabulary bingo cards, Play Chapter 12 vocabulary review bingo, do Beyond Review review quiz game for Chapter 12, work on water quality report analysis
Wednesday- Play Chapter 12 vocabulary review bingo, do Beyond Review review quiz game for Chapter 12, work on water quality report analysis (M-Step Group 2)
Thursday- Fresh water conservation review film
Friday- Chapter 12 test, begin 13.1 reading and journal
Week of 4/20/15
Monday- Do "Oceans Alive" computer lab/internet activity
Tuesday- Density lab, begin 13.1 pages 427-434 and journal pages 81-82, go over Ocean Floor Poster Project
Wednesday- Ocean floor project in teams
Thursday- Finish Ocean floor project in teams
Friday- Read 13.2, pages 436-440, do journal pages 83-84, oceans and ocean motions film clip
Week of 4/27/15
Monday- Surface Currents map, Coriolis Effect balloon activity. Finish 13.2 reading and journal.
Tuesday- 13.3 Think Dots activity, study guide for 13.1-13.3 Quiz
Wednesday- Chapter 13 PowerPoint presentation- student follow packet, Chapter 13 Jeopardy review game.
Thursday- Chapter 13 quiz
Friday- Read 14.1 pages 465-471 and journal pages 89-90.
Do 14.1 Reinforcing Key Concepts
Week of 5/4/15
Monday- Go over Chapter 13 quiz, do Ocean Environments Computer Lab Activity Part 1
Tuesday- PD Day- No school
Wednesday- Go over Chapter 13 quiz, do "How do Mussels Survive?" lab, "Charting the Vastness" and questions
Thursday- Go over questions from Wednesday, view Coastal Biomes: Where the Land Meets the Sea film clip and notes, Begin 14.2, pages 473-480 and journal pages 91-92
Friday- Finish 14.2, pages 473-480 and journal pages 91-92 and and do 14.2 Reinforcing Key Concepts, Chapter 14 Vocabulary review. Study guide for quiz on Tuesday
Week of 5/11/15
Monday- Read Coral bleaching article and do questions, Beyond Question Review for 14.1-14.2 quiz to take place on Monday.
Tuesday- 14.2-14.2 quiz, read 14.3 pages 482-489 and do journal pages 93-94. Do 14.3 Reinforcing Key Concepts and Challenge and Extension
Wednesday- Go over 14.3 RKC and Challenge and Extension, view "Disaster in the Gulf" film and do follow sheet
Thursday- Intro to Atmosphere, read 15.1, pages 505-510, do 15.1 comprehension check. Carbon and nitrogen cycle review sheets
Friday- Make "Layers of the Atmosphere" foldable (students will be able to use foldable on atmosphere quiz)
Week of 5/18/15
Monday- Finish foldable if necessary, read 15.2, pages 512-517 and do journal pages 97-98, do 15.2 Reinforcing Key Concepts
Tuesday- "The Atmosphere" computer lab activity
Wednesday- Carbon and Nitrogen cycle activities in computer lab.
Thursday- Layers of the Atmosphere quiz (students may use foldable), read 15.3
pages 528-531, do journal, do Ozone PowerPoint and follow sheet
Friday- Go over Layers of the Atmosphere quiz, do "Investigate Greenhouse Gases" lab, 15.1-15.3 Beyond Question, Chapter 15 vocabulary review.
Week of 5/25/15
Monday- Memorial Day- No school
Tuesday- Atmosphere review film clip, 15.1-15.3 Quiz
Wednesday- Air pressure "Can crushing" demo, read 16.1 pages 539- 542, do journal pages 103-104
Thursday- Clouds pretest, make cloud flash cards, do cloud identification activity, Identify the Clouds" sheet
Friday- Read 16.3 pages 552-559 and journal pages 107-108, clouds PowerPoint notes
Week of 6/1/15
Monday- Introduce Clouds Presentation Project, begin project in computer lab in pairs or solo
Tuesday- Clouds project
Wednesday- Clouds project
Thursday- Clouds project presentations, introduction to severe weather, begin reading 17.3, pages 588-592, and journal pages 113-114
Friday- Finish 17.3, pages 588-592 and journal pages 113-114, turn in books and journals