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     Mrs. Verbovskiy's Lesson Plans

    Grade 8 Week of Jan 30- Feb 3

     

    January  20-24

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Briefly review chemical and physical changes.

    Lab: Chemical properties of Aluminum

    Lab sheet due by end of class.

    Standard

    8.P.1.3

    Assignment

    None

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Name/Symbol Cumulative Quiz

    Journal: Is this burning candle undergoing a physical or chemical change?

    Lesson: History of the Atomic Model (powerpoint; kids can follow along with guided note sheet)

    Standard

    8.P.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Finish “history of the atomic model” as needed.

    Lesson how to draw Bohr diagrams (provide note sheet to follow with IWB)

    ·      Define ion

    ·       Energy levels: how many electrons fit in each?

    ·       Define valence electrons

    Standard

    8.P.1.3

    Assignment

     

    Valence clues worksheet (may move this to Friday depending on time); quiz over using PT to determine protons/neutrons/electrons tomorrow

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    Identifying protons, electrons, neutrons quiz

    Lesson: How to write Lewis Dot structures

    Write/explain oxidation numbers in book

    Standard

    8.P.1.2

    Assignment

    Bohr/Lewis dot worksheet

     

     
    Week Jan 17-20

    Wednesday 

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Continue coloring and labeling PT. Discuss why hydrogen is “weird” (only nonmetal gas added to column 1). Finish Intro To Periodic Table ppt: Who designed it? Why is it set in the current pattern?

    Lesson Objective: What is an element (made of all of one type of atom)

    Atom is smallest unit, but it can be separated into smaller parts.

    What are characteristics of protons, neutrons, and electrons? (share atoms guided notes)

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    States of matter guided notes, chemical name/symbol study guide due tomorrow.

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Demo oobleck

    Correct assignment. First name/symbol quiz will be Friday.

    Lesson: What are atomic numbers? (start completing portion of study guide)

    Allow time in class to work on Search Through Periodic Table

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    Search through PT/atomic numbers due tomorrow

     

    Friday 

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct assignment

    Review protons/neutrons/electrons with 3 corners activity

    Review PT with dynamic PT website, PT rap, PT song

    Lesson: How to use the Periodic Table to determine protons, neutrons, and electrons. (PPT)

    ·         Atomic number

    ·         Mass number

    ·         isotope

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    none

     
     
    Week of Dec 12- 16

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities


    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    Assignment

    None

     Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer

    Reminder: test corrections must be done no later than tomorrow afternoon.


    Review: salinity

    structure of a wave? Diagram and label.

    ·         How does a water wave compare to other waves we’ve discussed this year?

    ·         The wave does not move forward, only the energy (unless the wave is a breaker). Do minilab p, 25 to demo to class. Also use dominoes to show energy movement.

    ·         Wrap up lab with discussion.

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    Assignment

    p. 517 #1-5 on CB

     Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct yesterday’s assignment

    Lesson: How is a current different from a wave? What causes currents to form?

    ·         Surface: caused by wind; coriolis effect.

    ·         Temperature and upwelling (p. 521)

    ·         Density (minilab p. 521 and launch lab p. 513)

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    Assignment

    none

     Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: explain one way a current can be created

    Review this week’s lessons using miniwhite boards or IWB.

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    Assignment

    Worksheet 23-24due tomorrow and extra credit option (create a crossword) due Tuesday.

     Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer

    Correct assignment

    Lesson: How do the sun, Earth, and moon interact to create high, low, spring, and neap tides? How must each “planet” be aligned? (p. 527-530)

    Describe Bay of Fundy, which has the greatest tidal range on Earth. Provide linkhttp://bayoffundytourism.com/tides/interactive/ and discuss

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    Assignment

    none

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec  5-9

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities


    More guided practice using station models.

     

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer What ingredients make weather? I will make student answers into a wordle and we will discuss on Thursday.

    Allow classtime for assignment  (p. 443)

    Worksheet 29/station models 

    Re-teach station models as needed.

    Allow class time to start station model assignment.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Station models due Thursday.

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Read 3 of 4 Science World articles and complete questions.

     

    Standard

    CCLA: reading in technical subjects

    Assignment

    None outside of class; make sure station model wkst is ready for tomorrow.

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: Discuss wordle created from Tuesday’s bellringer.

    Correct station model sheet.

    Lesson: What other geographical features affect weather?

    What are climate zones?

    How do climate and weather differ?

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    p. 187 and on back create a station model problem for a peer to solve. This is due tomorrow.

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: How is precipitation different from frost, dew, or fog?

    Correct p. 187

    Lesson: What is the ethical impact of cloud seeding? Read short article as large group and teach mechanics of seeding clouds. Allow 10 minutes for students to write a reflection: should cloud seeding be allowed? Does it work against nature? If time, divide into groups and debate in class, otherwise save debate for Monday.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    None

     

     

     
     

     Nov 26-30

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Begin Station Model Lesson

    Set up a Station Model 

     

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer What ingredients make weather? I will make student answers into a wordle and we will discuss on Thursday.

    Allow classtime for assignment  (p. 443)

    Worksheet 29/station models 

    Re-teach station models as needed.

    Allow class time to start station model assignment.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Station models due Thursday.

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Read 3 of 4 Science World articles and complete questions.

     

    Standard

    CCLA: reading in technical subjects

    Assignment

    None outside of class; make sure station model wkst is ready for tomorrow.

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: Discuss wordle created from Tuesday’s bellringer.

    Correct station model sheet.

    Lesson: What other geographical features affect weather?

    What are climate zones?

    How do climate and weather differ?

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    p. 187 and on back create a station model problem for a peer to solve. This is due tomorrow.

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: How is precipitation different from frost, dew, or fog?

    Correct p. 187

    Lesson: What is the ethical impact of cloud seeding? Read short article as large group and teach mechanics of seeding clouds. Allow 10 minutes for students to write a reflection: should cloud seeding be allowed? Does it work against nature? If time, divide into groups and debate in class, otherwise save debate for Monday.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

     

    Nov  12-16

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather log

    Continue discussion of guided notes.

    Demo: humidity (gloved and nongloved hand); rain demo (heated colored water condenses when it reaches ice).

    Review highs and lows. If possible, demonstrate that heat moves air (pie plate spiral).

    Lesson: cold and warm fronts.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather log

    Demo: Hot and cold balloon bottle.

    In class time to read Ch. 16-2 and complete weather patterns notes.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Weather patterns notes due tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather logs

    Demo: Dew point. Why doesn’t it work in the classroom today?

    Scholastic Interactive Weather site: What occurs as humidity and temps increase/decrease?

    Discuss weather pattern notes from yesterday.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather logs and what is this cloud type? (PPT)

    Lesson: Using chromebooks for researching, complete cloud worksheet. Can you identify the altitude, symbol, and associated weather conditions? Due Friday.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Cloud investigation due tomorrow

     

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: Weather logs

    Correct/discuss cloud ID sheet

    Closure: using PPT from yesterday, can student ID cloud types?

    Lesson: Can you interpret station models and determine the weather conditions at various locations?

    Practice using mini-whiteboards.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

     
     
    Week Nov 7- 11 

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Hand back tests!

    Journal: What is weather? How do we get it? How is weather different from climate? (do a modified KWL chart)

    Launch lab: Air has mass (inflated vs deflated balloon) and observing air pressure (p. 425)

    Discuss p. 422 RADAR

    Atmosphere causes weather (traps fossil fuels, change temps, etc)

    Explain weather journal requirements. I’ll check this for the first time on Wednesday.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Remind about weather journals

    Review atmosphere

    Lesson: Wind

    ·         Start with identifying misconceptions “fan” activity p. 424F

    ·         Use interactive chalkboard to explain how wind forms, land vs sea breeze, jet stream

    ·         Look at jet stream images, discuss the weather that each will bring.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    Check and discuss weather journals

    Watch Atmosphere section of Weather Channel DVD

    Prereading activity: p. 454B

    Start guided notes (Intro to Weather and Clouds). We will collect and finish tomorrow.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    .

     

    Week Oct 31- Nov. 4
     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Go over and Correct Fossil and Rock Age extension.

    Review unit using Plate Tectonics I have, who has cards

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Complete  review guide

    Allow 15 minutes to complete notecard for use on test.

    Play Plate Tectonics Jeopardy

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    Test tomorrow

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Review completed Review Guide

    and play review game 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    5 minute question/answer/get into science mode


    Unit Test over Soil, Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    Test tomorrow

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Start Weather Unit

    Weather Log 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     
     
    Week of Sept. 26-30
     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bell Ringer: NWEA Sample Test questions

     
    Explain expectations for rock identification lab

    Complete Rock Lab

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment


     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    NWEA Testing

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    p. 97 #1-4; p. 102 #1-4; p. 109 #1-6 Due Wednesday

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Finish NWEA

    Finish Rock Lab (one station to complete) 

     
    Start Mighty Mineral Mighty Rock Project 
    Choose rock/mineral for short research activity tomorrow. Hand out “Mighty Rock” or “Mighty Mineral” guidelines and discuss expectations. 

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    Mighty Project Due Friday

     

    Thrusday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal: How do the Rock families differ?

     
    Work time on Mighty Mineral /Rock

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Mighty Mineral/Rock Due Monday

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Rock and Mineral need to know for quiz

     
     Rock Review Work Sheet

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Rock Review Worksheet Due Tuesday

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    March 21-25 

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Weather Predictions

    Check and discuss Weather Prediction Assignment
     
    Deadliest Tornadoes Video 

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    None

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Shortened Classes Conferences 1-9

    Finish Deadliest Tornadoes 

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    None

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Weather Predictions

    Cloud Seeding Discussion

    Standard

    CCLA: reading in technical subjects

    Assignment

    None

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Weather Prediction

    Rain Shadow Activity 

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    No School

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

     
     
     Week of March 14-18

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Weather Predictions

    Check Weather Predictions, collect Cloud Worksheet
     
    Discuss Climate Notes

     Work Time on p.443

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

     p.443 1-6

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Check p.443

    Work time on guided notes 

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Weather Pattern Guided Notes

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Weather Predictions

     Check Guided Notes

    Beginning teaching Station Models 

    Standard

    CCLA: reading in technical subjects

    Assignment

    None

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Weather Prediction

    Worksheet 29/station models 

    Re-teach station models as needed.

    Allow class time to start station model assignment.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    p. 187 and on back create a station model problem for a peer to solve. This is due tomorrow.

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Weather Predictions

    Science Fair Day: Conclusion and Written Component Due 

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Week of March 7-11

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bell Ringer: weather journals

    Lesson: Atmosphere and Wind

    Continue to work on guided notes

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Guided notes are due Tuesday if not completed in class.

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather log

    Girls at Women in Science

     Forecasting Weather Web quest

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Web quest due Thursday

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather log

    Lesson: high vs low pressure systems

    Isotherms, isobars. Explain that the closer the isobars, the windier it is due to differences in pressure

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Web quest due Thursday

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather logs

    Scholastic Interactive Weather site: What occurs as humidity and temps increase/decrease?

    Discuss Webquest 

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bellringer: weather logs and what is this cloud type? (PPT)

    Lesson: Using chromebooks for researching, complete cloud worksheet. Can you identify the altitude, symbol, and associated weather conditions? Due Monday.

    Standard

    8.E.1.3

    Assignment

    Cloud investigation due Monday

     
     
    Week of Feb 29- Mar 4

    Monday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct assignment

    Lesson: How do the sun, Earth, and moon interact to create high, low, spring, and neap tides? How must each “planet” be aligned? (p. 527-530) (use notes, “tides review”)

    NOAA webquest to review waves, currents, tides: 

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    When I leave today I can:

    Diagram how the sun, earth, and moon must be aligned to create tides

    Assignment

    none

    Tuesday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    NOAA webquest to review waves, currents, tides work day

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    When I leave today I can:

    Describe the formation of oceans, structure of waves, and causes of currents. Summarize the impact of oceans on human activities.

    Assignment

    Webquest due tomorrow

    Wednesday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    1st and 2nd Period go to the elementary to read to the students 

    Standard

     

    When I leave today I can:

    Have experiment testing portion done by March 11th so graphs can be completed and the conclusion written.

    Assignment

    none

     

    Thursday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Introduce Weather Unit

    Journal: What is weather? How do we get it? How is weather different from climate? (do a modified KWL chart)

    Launch lab: Air has mass (inflated vs deflated balloon) and observing air pressure (p. 425)

    Discuss p. 422 RADAR

    Atmosphere causes weather (traps fossil fuels, change temps, etc)

    Explain weather journal requirements.  

    Standard

     

    When I leave today I can:

    Have experiment testing portion done by March 4th so graphs can be completed and the conclusion written.

    Assignment

    none

    Friday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Each Science Fair group will meet with me to check on testing.

    The next step is Conclusion and the Written Component. 
     
    Science Fair Boards will need to be purchased. 

    Standard

     

    When I leave today I can:

    Have experiment testing portion done by March 4th so graphs can be completed and the conclusion written.

    Assignment

    none

     
     
     Week of Feb 22-26
     

    Monday

    Bellringer

    What do students already know about oceans?

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Lesson 18-1

    ·         How did oceans form?

    ·         Why are they important?

    ·         What is salinity? P. 517 explain how desalination plants work and demonstrate with hot plate/colored water. What countries might need such plants? Also demonstrate 8.75 grams of salt in 250 mL of water. Allow students to taste.

    ·         Discussion: How did the ocean get salty? Does the amount of salt change over time?

    See tests if corrected and discuss deadline for corrections (Monday at 3:30)

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    When I leave today I can:

    Explain the formation of oceans

    Assignment

    none

     

    Tuesday

    Bellringer

    Show picture or transparency of person floating in Dead Sea. Discuss how this relates to yesterday’s lesson on salinity.

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Set up “teacher to teacher” lab p. 512E. Each lab table will do this and make observations as class continues.

    Lesson: What is the structure of a wave? Diagram and label.

    How does a water wave compare to other waves we’ve learned about?

    Waves do not move forward, only the energy (unless the wave is a breaker). Do minilab p. 25 to demo to class. Also use dominoes to show energy movement.

    Wrap up lab with discussion

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    When I leave today I can:

    Diagram parts of a wave

    Assignment

    Reminder: test corrections are due no later than Monday afternoon

    Wednesday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Start by re-doing desalination demo.

    Review wave structure and reinforce the idea that only energy transfers in a wave by doing human domino activity. Also try to show with bouncing cork

    Lesson: How is a current different from a wave? What causes currents to form?

    ·         Surface: caused by wind; Coriolis effect (have students try this with turning paper and pen)

    ·         Temperature and upwelling: do launch lab p. 513.

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    When I leave today I can:

    Begin describing some ways that currents can form

    Assignment

    p. 517 #1-5; today is the last day for test corrections

    Thursday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct p. 517

    Continue lesson on currents

    ·         Density: do minilab p. 521 with salt to illustrate

    Review ocean information through today—creation, salinity, waves, currents, etc.

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    When I leave today I can:

    Describe the formation of oceans, structure of waves, and causes of currents

    Assignment

    p. 23/24

    Friday

    Bellringer

    On CB

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct assignment

    Lesson: How do the sun, Earth, and moon interact to create high, low, spring, and neap tides? How must each “planet” be aligned? (p. 527-530) (use notes, “tides review”)

    Describe Bay of Fundy, which has the greatest tidal range on earth. Show images.

    Standard

    8.E.1.4

    When I leave today I can:

    Diagram how the sun, earth, and moon must be aligned to create tides

    Assignment

    none

     
     
    Week of Jan 11-15
    ** Semester Testing Week**
     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Demo oobleck

    Correct assignment. First name/symbol quiz will be Friday.

    Lesson: What are atomic numbers? (start completing portion of study guide)

    Allow time in class to work on Search Through Periodic Table

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    Search through PT/atomic numbers due tomorrow

     

    Tuesday 

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct assignment

    Review protons/neutrons/electrons with 3 corners activity

    Review PT with dynamic PT website, PT rap, PT song

    Lesson: How to use the Periodic Table to determine protons, neutrons, and electrons. (PPT)

    ·         Atomic number

    ·         Mass number

    ·         isotope

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    none

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Semester Tests

    Finish Wednesday’s lesson if needed

    Use mini whiteboards to practice using PT

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    See above. Also, the first name/symbol quiz is tomorrow. Review study guide!

     

     Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Hunt for the Elements

    Semester Tests 

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    None

     

    Friday 

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Hunt the Elements Video

    Semester Tests 

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    none

     


     

     

     
    Week of Jan 4- 8

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Introduce Chemistry Unit

     

    Take 2nd Semester Pre-Test

     

     See First Semester Tests

    Start coloring and labeling PT. Discuss why hydrogen is “weird” (only nonmetal gas added to column 1).

    Lesson Objective: What is an element (made of all of one type of atom)

    - Atom is smallest unit, but it can be separated into smaller parts.

    - What are characteristics of protons, neutrons, and electrons? (share atoms guided notes)

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    States of matter guided notes, chemical name/symbol study guide due tomorrow.

    Tuesday 

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Continue coloring and labeling PT. Discuss why hydrogen is “weird” (only nonmetal gas added to column 1). Finish Intro To Periodic Table ppt: Who designed it? Why is it set in the current pattern?

    Lesson Objective: What is an element (made of all of one type of atom)

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    States of matter guided notes, chemical name/symbol study guide due tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Demo oobleck

    Correct assignment. First name/symbol quiz will be Friday.

    Lesson: What are atomic numbers? (start completing portion of study guide)

    Allow time in class to work on Search Through Periodic Table

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    Search through PT/atomic numbers due tomorrow

     

    Thursday 

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct assignment

    Review protons/neutrons/electrons with 3 corners activity

    Review PT with dynamic PT website, PT rap, PT song

    Lesson: How to use the Periodic Table to determine protons, neutrons, and electrons. (PPT)

    ·         Atomic number

    ·         Mass number

    ·         isotope

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Demo: silly putty

    Finish Wednesday’s lesson if needed

    Use mini whiteboards to practice using PT

    Assign Atomic math challenge/element ID #1 due tomorrow. Allow sufficient class time to assist.

    Standard

    8.P.1.1; NGSS:PS1.A

    Assignment

    See above. Also, the first name/symbol quiz is tomorrow. Review study guide!

     

     


     

     

    Week of Dec 7-11

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bell Ringer 

    Introduce Science Fair

    - Groups of 2

    - Due Middle of April

    - Explain and share Topic Planning Sheet 

    - TPS due Friday, Dec 12

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    none

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     Bell Ringer

    Star and Constellation Notes

    - discuss history and make-up of stars

    Work time on Star Extension Webquest 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    Star Extension Webquest Due Wednesday

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     Bell Ringer

    Correct Star Extention

     

    Finish Constellation Notes

    Continue Sun and Galaxy Notes

    - discuss galaxies, and the universe

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    None

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bell Ringer 

    Science World Article Reading

    - Answer Reading Comprehension  Questions

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bell Ringer: Hand in! 

    Constellation Project

    - Work with table partner

    - draw for your constellation

    - information on the back, constellation on the front 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    Constellation Project Due Tuesday

     

     


     

    Week of Nov 23-27

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Pluto Files Video

    - fact learning Goggle Classroom discussion

     

    Start Discussing Science Fair 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    none

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    STEM day

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    No School

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    No School

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    No School 

    Happy Thanksgiving! 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    No School

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Week of Nov 23- Dec 4

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Opening: write down 5 facts you know about any planets. Only one fact may be about Earth. Discuss.

    See Test from Friday

     

    STEM grouping explanation 

    Lesson: Inner and Outer planets (first 9 slides of “stars” powerpoint)

    Earth centered vs sun centered model

    Theory of how planets were created

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    none

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Continue powerpoint if needed.

    Assign: inner and outer planets data sheet. Should get done in class, otherwise due Friday.

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    Planet sheet

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct planet sheet

    Design a planet postcard.  Instructions to be given in class.

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    Planet postcard: illustrated, colored, text written, sources sited. Due date TBD.

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct inner/outer planets sheets

    Lesson: Other space objects ppt (meteor, meteoroid, meteorite, asteroid, comet)

    Show some of the following websites/clips: http://geology.com/meteor-impact-craters.shtmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=pRtucs6D0KAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lIhQNvLkaY&feature=g-vrec&context=G2e64b32RVAAAAAAAABAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrcU5oSCFvQ&feature=fvwrelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZIwtgEqKYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XTBrYWrey0,

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50141207n

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Planet Postcards due

    Science Fair explication and expectations 2014-2015

    Nonfiction Reading from SW magazine

    Standard

    8.E.2.1

    Assignment

    TBD

     


     

     
    Week of Nov 16-20

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Lesson: Relative Ages of Rocks

    ·         Can you explain the difference between absolute and relative age?

    ·         How do index fossils allow rock to be dated?

    ·         What are the Laws of Uniformity and Superposition?

    Use clay to demonstrate superposition

    Use websites to practice “dating” rock formations.

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    Locate a website, graphic, or photo that shows the Law of Superposition. Be able to show the class tomorrow   for an activity.

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Discuss volcano guided notes

    Review unit using Plate Tectonics I have, who has cards

    In class time to complete review sheet.

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    Test is Friday

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Check Review Guide

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Allow 15 minutes to complete notecard for use on test.

    Play Plate Tectonics Jeopardy and Kahoot if time

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    Test tomorrow

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    5 minute question/answer/get into science mode

    Unit Test over Soil, Plate Tectonics, and Erosion

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

     

     

    Week of Nov 9-13
     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Journal

    EQ lesson. Objective: EQ strength

    ·       How often do EQs occur? Show recent EQs near SD and those with magnitude greater than 5 using usgs data

    ·       What are the three types of EQ waves? Use slinkies to demonstrate.

    ·        What is elasticity?

    ·        On a diagram, what is the difference between epicenter and focus?

    ·        What kind of damage can EQs cause? Show Washington Monument video and photos of EQ damage.

    ·       How do the Mercalli and Richter scales measure magnitude? How do the scales differ?

    ·        How does a seismograph work?

    ·        How is a tsunami formed?

    ·        What is liquefaction?

    Show video clip of Japanese tsunami damage.

    If time, start Mercalli scale activity in groups of 2.

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    Sea Floor Spreading Worksheet Due Thursday

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    Journal: view EQ image on form and explain what is occurr

     
    Mercalli scale activity.
    Seafloor spreading worksheet when done 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Journal

    Discuss Mercalli scale activities

     
    EQ webquest using USGS site. 

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Correct Seafloor Spreading worksheet 

     Volcano Notes

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Math in Science

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    finish math practice 

     

     
    Week of Nov 2-6
     
     
    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    Journal

     Arsenic in the Water Lab

    - Work in Lab groups of 4

    - each member will have a role 

    Standard

    8.E.1.5; NGSS ESS2.A; ESS2.C

    Assignment

    None

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    Introduce Plate Tectonics

    - Pangea Puzzle Activity 

    Plate Tectonic Notes

    Ticket Out p.275 #1-3 with group

     

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Journal

    Review plate tectonics lesson from Friday

    Lesson objective

    ·        Discuss plate boundary map p. 281

    ·       Demonstrate three types of boundaries and the geological features each boundary creates

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    Plate tectonics worksheet

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Journal

    Correct assignment

    Introduce EQs p. 300-307

    Lesson Objectives

    ·       How often do EQs occur? Show recent EQs near SD and those with magnitude greater than 5 using usgs data

    ·       What are the three types of EQ waves? Use slinkies to demonstrate.

    ·        What is elasticity?

    ·        On a diagram, what is the difference between epicenter and focus?

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Journal

    Continue EQ lesson. Objective: EQ strength

    ·        What kind of damage can EQs cause? Show Washington Monument video and photos of EQ damage.

    ·       How do the Mercalli and Richter scales measure magnitude? How do the scales differ?

    ·        How does a seismograph work?

    ·        How is a tsunami formed?

    ·        What is liquefaction?

    Show video clip of Japanese tsunami damage.

    If time, start Mercalli scale activity in groups of 2.

    Standard

    8.E.2.1; NGSS ESS2.B

    Assignment

    none

     

    Week of Oct 26-30 
     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    Check Weathering Guided Notes

    Introduce Erosion 
    Work time on Erosion Forces Guided Notes 

    Standards

     Erosion Forces Guided Notes due Wednesday

    Assignment

    none 

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Journal: How do weathering and erosion occur?

    Lesson objective: how can loss of soil quality be prevented? How can a young stream be “older” than an old stream?

    ·      No-till farming

    ·       Terracing

    ·        Contour farming

     ·       Avoid overgrazing

    How does water erosion occur?

    Standard

    8.E.1.5; NGSS ESS2.A; ESS2.C

    Assignment

    Erosional forces guided notes due tomorrow

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Journal

    Check erosional forces guided notes.

    Start next section of powerpoint: Mississippi River watershed

    Standard

    8.E.1.5; NGSS ESS2.A; ESS2.C

    Assignment

    None

     

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    Journal


    Finish Wednesday’s lesson on water erosion

    Circle Share Activity

    Work time on Water Erosion Worksheet 

    Standard

    8.E.1.5; NGSS ESS2.A; ESS2.C

    Assignment

    Water Erosion Worksheet Due Monday

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Cross Curricular Math and Reading

     
     

    Standard

    8.E.1.5; NGSS ESS2.A; ESS2.C

    Assignment

    Water Erosion

     

     
     Week of Oct 19-23
     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    BR: 3 things you thought would be on the study guide that weren't. 
    Correct Study Guide
    - add any needed information
    - Study for Test 

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Study!!!

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Review Game for Rocks/Mineral Test

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Test Tomorrow!


     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Rocks and Mineral Test

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

     

    Bellringer: Earth as an Apple comparsion

    Lesson Objective:

    ·        What is a soil profile?

    ·       How is soil created?

    Notes on soil profile sheet; show transparencies with appropriate pictures. Also, show picture of actual soil profile at house site in east of school(?)

    Standard

    8.E.1.5; NGSS ESS2.A; ESS2.C

    Assignment

    Guided notes on back of diagram due Friday. 

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

     

    See Tests if graded

    Directions for Rocks, Minerals, and Soil Wall hanging

     Group Work day 

    Standard

    8.E.1.5; NGSS ESS2.A; ESS2.C

    Assignment

    Erosional forces guided notes (make copy from share drive) due Monday

     

     
     Week of Oct 12-16
     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    No School

    Standard


    Assignment


     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Correct Ch. 4 Questions
     
    Choose rock/mineral for short research activity tomorrow. Hand out “Mighty Rock” or “Mighty Mineral” guidelines and discuss expectations.

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Mighty Project Due Friday

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Mighty Project Work Day

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Mighty Project Due Friday

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Mineral/ Rock Test Study Guide

    Check Monday 
    Test Wednesday! 

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    Be Ready to present Mighty Project

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Mighty Project Presentations

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    Study Guide Due Monday

     

     


     


     

     
     Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal: You have an unknown mineral. Explain 4 tests or characteristics you could observe to identify it.

    Grade Gold Packet

    Review “need to know” minerals.

    Lesson: Ch. 3-3 gems and mineral uses

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal: Mineral ID practice quiz

    Transition from minerals, the ingredients that create rocks, to rocks.

    Complete p. 90B Pre-reading activity.

     
    Start Density Lab 

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal: (display 3 rocks examples) How are these rocks different?

    Density Lab Day

    Law of Conservation of Matter: No new rocks are ever made, they are just recycled into a different type!

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Study for Mineral ID Quiz

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Mineral ID Quiz!

    Lesson: rock powerpoint.

    ·         Metamorphic rocks

    ·         Sedimentary rocks

    ·         Rock cycle

    Explain expectations for rock identification lab

    Work time on questions 

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal

    Article Reading

    Review types of rock with trivia questions and individual white boards

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    p. 97 #1-4; p. 102 #1-4; p. 109 #1-6 Due Monday

     

     

    Week of Sept. 21-25

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Mineral ID Lab

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Mineral ID Lab

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal: You have an unknown mineral. Explain 4 tests or characteristics you could observe to identify it.

    Work time on Gold Packet

    Review “need to know” minerals.

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    Gold Packet Due Thursday

     

    Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Density Lab

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    None

     

    Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Article Reading 

    ScienceNewsForKids.com 
    Summary and KWL on Classroom 

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    SN4K due Monday

     

     

    Week of September 14-18

     

    Monday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Bell Ringer 

    Pre- Test for First Semester
    - bring a book to read after you are complete
    Review Lab Equipment
    Finish STEM Activity 

    Standard

     8.E.2.1

    Assignment

     Lab Equipment Quiz Tomorrow!

    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Quick Review: Lab equipment

    Take Lab Equipment Quiz
    Hand out books.  Record any damages.

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    None

     Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal: When I think of technology, I think of…” Discuss advances in science technology p. 12 -14.

    Youtube video clip: Mars Curiosity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU (might change clip)

    Relate this video to the importance of technology and innovation in science.

    Theory Vs. Law Discussion 

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    p. 22 #1-6 p. 25 worksheet Due Friday

     Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal: What are minerals? How often do you use them?

    Do launch lab p. 61. Have (2?) class sets of various rocks and minerals and have students identify which material is a mineral. Explain that minerals are homogenous and rocks are heterogeneous.

    Lesson: Minerals are the “ingredients” that create rocks. Elements are the “ingredients” that make minerals

    Define mineral, silicate, carbonate

    See quizzes (if corrected)

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    Ch. 3.1 guided notes

     Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Journal 

    Discuss 3-1 notes. Add: Minerals are often classified based on the elements that form them (carbon, silicon, etc)

    Lesson: How to identify an unknown mineral. Using interactive whiteboard CD, explain color, luster, cleavage, fracture, streak, Moh’s scale. Use interactive gallery (science) for pictures of various minerals.

    If time, introduce Mineral ID lab. Groups are graded on correct identification. Explain how to use guidebooks and the tools used to determine hardness. Groups will be assigned.

    Standard

    8.E.1.1

    Assignment

    none

     


     

     
    Week of September 8-11
     
    Tuesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Welcome Back!

    Go over syllabus and expectations.

    Introduction Game

    Standard

    N/A

    Assignment

    Syllabus signed by Friday

     

    Wednesday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Setup Google Classroom

    Bell Ringer:  What will you learn in Earth Science this year?
     
    Start pinwheel lab. Discuss variables, constant, dependent variable, independent variable

    In small groups, complete lab examples (on index cards) and identify the variable and constants in each. Share answers.

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    none

     

     Thursday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Pinwheel lab.  Conclude with  reviewing scientific method

    Review Lab Equipment

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    none

     

     Friday

    Lesson/In-class activities

    Collect syllabi

    Journal: When I think of technology, I think of…” Discuss advances in science technology p. 12 -14.

    Youtube video clip: Mars Curiosity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU (might change clip)

    Relate this video to the importance of technology and innovation in science.

    Introduce/review lab equipment.

    Standard

    8.N.2.1

    Assignment

    None