• Spring Semester 

     

    May

    Reminder, all assignments from the month May will only be accepted during May

     

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Final Exams Periods 5 and 6

     Childrens' Book and Study Guide due.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 

    Final Exam Period 4

    Childrens' Book and Study Guide due.

    Wednesday, May 30 through Monday, June 4, 2018

    Assign: Second Semester Final Exam Study Guide: Due on Final Exam day for extra credit.

    Work on: 1. Childrens Book on a topic covered this semester, and 2. Final Exam Study Guide for the multiple choice final exam. Both due on Final Exam day. 

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Make up day: all late/make up work from the month of May is due today.

    Assign: Final Assessment: Childrens' Bookon a topic or concept from a chapter we have covered this semester.

    See Mrs. G for a list of chapters. Due on Final Exam day.

    Due today: Interactive Notebook Grade Check over assignments #14-22. (Last notebook check!)

     

    Thursday, May 17 through Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Continue preparing and presenting Planet X Projects.

     

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Bellwork #8: What issues would people run into trying to colonize antother planet/moon? (Last Bellwork of the year!)

    Intro and start Planet X Project, due Monday May 21. See Mrs. G for your assignment.

    Due today: Bellwork #1-8, Ch 28 Study Guide, and The Martian Essay. 

     

    Friday, May 11 through Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    No bellwork today. We are watching the movie The Martian. There is a writing assignment related to the movie.

    If you are absent, your mak- up assignment is to write a one-page report on the most recent mission to the planet Mars, using a minumum of two references which are listed on a works cited page. Due Wednesday may 16. 

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Bellwork #7: Why is Pluto classified as a planet? Use pg. 816.

    Work day. Finish Moon Phases w.s., due today. Complete Ch 28 S.G.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Bellwork #6: Name the phases of the moon in order. Use pg. 779.

    Ch 28 Study Guide Packet. Due Tuesday, May 15. If you were absent, see Mrs. G.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Bellwork #5: Explain why we see only one side of the moon. Use pg. 780 and Assign. #22 Moon Phases from yesterday. 

    Moon Phases Packet. Due Thursday, May 10. If you were absent, see Mrs. G.

    Monday, May 7, 2018

    Bellwork #4: Explain the reason for the seasons. Use pg. 776.

    We began Interactive Notebook Assignment #22: Moon Phases

    Seasons Lab due today. If you were absent, you should do the alternate assignment: Read and take a full page of notes over Ch 27 Sec. 2 and answer Q's 1-5.

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    Nor bellwork today. We finished Assign. #21 Notes and the Seasons Lab from yesterday. 

    Seasons Lab due Monday.

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Bellwork #3: Use pg 777. What is the difference between a solstice and an equinox?

    Interactive Notebook Assign #21: Sun-Moon-Earth System PPT Notes

    Class activity: Seasons Lab. See Mrs. G. if you were absent.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Bellwork #2: Use Pg. 771. Explain what lunar features produce the "Man in the Moon".

    Interactive Notebook Assign #20: Moon Features. 

    1. Use p. 771 to draw a diagram of the moon and its features. Label and define the following features: albedo, highlands, maria, rays, rilles, impact craters, ejecta (found on pg. 771).

    2. Use Fig. 11 on pg. 773 to draw and label the moon's interior.

    3. Use pg. 773-774 to write a 1 paragraph (3-5 sentences) summary on each of the folloing sections of the text:

    "Layered Structure", Formation of Maria", Tectonics", and "Formation".

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    Make up day. All make up work from April due today.

    Due today: Ch 14 Study Guide packet and Documentary Guided Questions w.s.

    HW: Homework is now Extra Credit due Friday of the week and cannot be made up as late work. This week: Ch 27 Sec 2 Notes, 1 page front and back. NO questions.

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    No Bellwork today. We are watching a documentary. See Mrs. G. for you Guided Questions.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Bellwork #1: According to the Koppen Classification System, what are the 5 main climates?

    Finish Koppen Classification Concept Map and Questions.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Bellwork #8: Use pg. 381. Climates are classified using what 2 criteria under the Koppen Classification System?

    Bellwork #1-8 due today for 3/28, 4/9, 4/10, 4/12, 4/13, 4/16, 4/17, 4/24.

    Koppen Classification Concept Map. See Mrs. G if you were absent.

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    No Bellwork today. Weather/News Media Project presentations due and presented in class today. If you were absent see Mrs. G. for the make up assignment.

    HW: Homework is now extra credit due on Friday of the week and cannot be made up as late work. This week: 

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Bellwork: None today. Final day of Weather News Media Project preparation. Type script.

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Bellwork: None today. Weather Media Project: part 3 - filming

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Bellwork #7: Draw a station model of the following: 90% cloudy, Winds NW, 45 knots, pressure 981.2, pressure change +11.

    Weather/News Report Media Project: part 2

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Bellwork #6: What are the layers of the atmosphere from closest to farthest from Earth's surface?

    We began our News/Weather Report Media Project: part 1. Due Monday, April 23; we will present in class that day.

    HW: Homework is now extra credit due on Friday of each week and may not be made up for late credit. This week: Ch 13 Review #1-20.

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Bellwork #5: Use pg. 363. What is the cause of serious problems associated with heat waves?

    Chapter 13 Study Guide. Due Thursday 4/19/18.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Bellwork #4: Use pg. 355-356. Identify 2 conditions needed for cyclone formation.

    Extreme Weather Project.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Bellwork #3: Use pg. 351. Describe 2 characteristics of thunderstorms that lead to hail formation.

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    Bellwork#2: Use Pg. 344-345. Describe the 3 conditions needed for thunderstorm growth.

    Assign #19: Launch Lab: Thunderstorms and Lightning

    HW: Homework is now extra credit due Friday of each week and may not be made up for late credit. This week: Ch 13 Sec 4: 1 page notes front and back, no Q's.

     

    March

    Reminder, all assignments from the month of March will only be accepted during the month of March.

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    No Bellwork. End of month Make Up work day. All work from March is due today.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2017

    Bellwork #1: Use pg. 331. Describe the difference between a digital and an analog forcast.

    Interpreting a Weather Map w.s. Due Thursday. 

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Bellwork #8: Use pg. 329. What is the difference between isobars and isotherms? Bellwork #1-8 due today.

    Weather Station Model Lab. Due Wednesday

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    Bellwork #7: Use Pg. 327. How can the Doppler Effect help us prdict the weather?

    Fronts Practice w.s. Due Wednesday. If you were absent, see Mrs. G. for a copy.

    Homework: Assign #18: Ch 12 Sec 4 Notes. Answer Q's 1-5.

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Bellwork #6: Draw the symbols for the following fronts: cold. warm, occluded, stationary. Use pg. 322 or your notes.

    Weather Fronts notetaking and packet. Due Monday. See Mrs. G. if you were absent.

    Wednesday-Thursday March 21-22, 2018

    Bellwork #5: Using page 341, differentiate between weather and climate.

    Assignment #17 Ch 12 Weather Systems PPT Notes

    Extra Credit 12.1-12.2 packet.

    Chapter 12.1/12.2 Study Guide

    Tueday, March 20, 2018

    No Bellwork. Chpater 11 Quiz today. See Mrs. G. to make up, if you were absent.

    Monday, March 19, 2016

    Bellwork #4: Use pg. 301. Describe how a cumulonimbus cloud forms.

    Extra Credit Classwork Assignment: Ch 11 Review, pg. 306, #1-23, on a separate piece of paper, due today.

    Friday, March 16, 2016

    Bellwork #3: Use pg. 301. Name some high, medium and low clouds.

    We made a poster model describing our hot air balloon project.

    Wednesday-Thursday, March 14-15, 2016

    No Bellwork. We worked on our hot air balloon project.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Bellwork #2: What is orthographic lifting? (p. 299 in textbook)

    Chapter 11 Quiz will be Tuesday.

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    Bellwork #1: Use Figure 18 on page 298 in textbook. What causes an airmass to rise? Sink?

    Classwork: Ch 11.2/11.3 Study Guide. Due Wednesday 3/14/18.

    Homework: Assignment #16: Read Ch 11 Sec 3 and take a full page of note, front and back. Answer Qestions 1-5.

    Interactive Notebook check over Assignments #6-13 due today.

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    No bellwork today. We continued IN Assignment #15 by doing the two mini labs on pages 294-295 in the textbook.

    Reminder: IN Assignments #6-13 due Monday

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Bellwork #8: How is air pressure affected by an increase in density? (p. 291) Bellworks #1-8 due today.

    We continued IN Assignment #15 Lab #3: Layered Column.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Bellwork #7: How is air pressure affected by temperature? (p. 291)

    We continued IN Assign. #15 Density-Pressure Labs: Experiment #2: Measuring the Density of an Irregular Object. Please see Mrs. G if you were absent.

    Layers of the Atmosphere Foldable due today.

     Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    Bellwork #6: How does the density of air change as you gain altitude from sea level? (p. 290)

    IN Assignment #15: Density-Pressure Labs: Experiment #1: Measuring the Density of a Regular Object. Please see Mr.s G if you were absent.

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Bellwork #5: In what layer of the atmosphere would you find: weather? auroras? space shuttle?

    We completed Layers of the Atmosphere Foldable. Due Wednesday, March 7.

    Homework: IN Assignment #14: Read and take notes on Ch 11 Sec 2. Answer Review Questions 1-5.

    Notebook Check over Assignments #6-13 due Monday March 12.

    Friday, March 2, 2018

    Bellwork #4: List the five layers of the atmosphere.

    Today we began construction of our Layers of the Atmosphere Foldable

     

    February 

    Reminder, all assignments from the month of February will ony be accepted during the month of February.

    Wednesday-Thursday, February 28-Mar 1, 2018

    No Bellwork. These Block/Late Start days were our end of month Make Up work days. All work from February is due today. 

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    Snow Day #2!

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    Bellwork #3: What matter might be in an empty jar?

    IN Assignment #13Layers of the Atmosphere PPT Notes

    Homework: IN Assignment #12: Read and take notes on Ch 11 Sec 1. Answer Q's 1-5.

     

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Snow Day #1!

    Wednesday/Thursday, February 21-22, 2018

    No Bellwork. We completed the Ch 21, 22, 23 Test in class.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Bellwork #2: In what Era did Dinosaurs become dominant?

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    No Bellwork. Complete the Ch 22 Assessment #1-30, pg 641-642, on a separate pice of paper (not in your IN). Due today.

    Wednesday, Ferbruary 14, 2018

    No Bellwork. The Ch 22-Ch 23 Study Guide is due today.

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    No Bellwork. We continued working on the Ch 22-Ch 23 Study Guide.

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    No Bellwork.

    We began the Ch 22-Ch 23 Study Guide. See Mrs. G for your copy.

    Homework: complete Assignments #6-11 in your Interactive Notebook.

    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Bellwork #1: Describe how Earth's oceans formed (p. 631).

    We continued working on the Red Bed Lab, p. 631.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Bellwork: None.

    IN Assignment #11: Red Bed Lab, pg. 631 in your textbook. Copy the lab into your notebook. Get the data when you return, and answer the questions.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Bellwork #8: Use Fig. 9 on pg. 629. How old was the earth when oxygen began to accumulate in the atmosphere? Bellwork #1-8 due today.

    IN Assignment #10: Complete an outline of Ch 22 Sec 3.

    Tuesday, February 6, 2017

    Bellwork: What are 3 lines of evidence that suggest to sciencists that earth is older than its oldest rocks? (p. 620-621)

    Ch 22.1-22.2 Study Guide worksheet. See the Absent Work bucket.

    Monday, February 5, 2018

    Bellwork: Why did the early earth separate into layers? (see Ch 22 Sec 2 pg. 623)

    Homework: IN Assignment #9: Read Ch 22 Sec 1. Take 1 page of notes, front and back, and answer Q's #1-5.

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Bellwork: What are the different layers of the earth?

    Classwork: We did Assignment #8 (in your IN): Launch Lab today. If you were absent, you will do a Launch Lab Makeup in your Interactive Notebook for Assignment #8. The make up is: choose one current event in science, write a one-page summary, and define 5 vocabulary words that you didn't know from the article.

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Bellwork: What is the difference between a period and an epoch?

    The Chapter 21 Quiz was taken today. See Mrs. G to make up.

     

    January

    Reminder, all assignments from the month of January will only be accepted during the month of January.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Make up day. Work for January will not be accepted after today. If all your work has been completed, continue working on Assignment #7.

    Due today: Interactive Notebook assignments #1-5 grade check.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Bellwork: If there is a rock with 3.125% of a radioactive element with a half-life ofd 75,000 years, how many half-lives have passed? How old is the rock?

    Classwork: Assignment #7 in your IN: Ch 21 Review on pages 612-614 in your textbook. Complete Q's #1-24, 27, and 34. Write your answers in complete sentences.

    Due today: Geologic dating (M & M) Lab

    Due tomorrow: Notebook check for Assignments #1-5.

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    Bellwork: For a rock with 6.25% of a radioactive element with a half-life of 250,000 years, how many half-lives have passed? How old is the rock?

    Classwork: We completed the Geologic Dating (M&M) Activity today. Due tomorrow, 1/30/18.

    Homework: IN Assignment #6: Read Ch 21 Sec 4. Take one page of notes, front and back. No questions.

    Interactive Notebook Gradecheck for Assignments #1-5 is due Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    Bellwork #1: Explain why radiometric dating isn't useful on sedimentary rocks. (p. 603 of your textbook).

    Classwork: Today we completed the M & M activity in Part 2 "Radiometric Dating" of the Geologic Dating Activity.

    Wednesday/Thursday, January 24/25, 2018 (Block days)

    Bellwork #8: Pre-Cambrian time is 90% of geologic time. What do you remember from the first 90% of your life? Bellwork #1-8 due today.

    Classwork: IN Assignment #5Ch 21 Earth's Geologic Record PPT Notes

    Begin Part 1 "Relative Dating" of the following: Geologic Dating Activity

    We will work on the other parts during another class period.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Bellwork #7: What are some major milestones in a person's life? How could you categorize these events?

    ClassworkGeologic Timeline Activity Due Friday. 

    Monday, January 22, 2018

    Bellwork: None today

    Classwork: 19.4 Study Guide/Ch 19 Assessment w.s. Due today. See Absent Work file for a copy, if you were absent.

    Homework: IN Assignment #4: Read Ch 21 Sec 1 & 2. Take one full page of notes, front and back, for each section. NO questions.

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    No bellwork today.

    Classwork: Using the information you obtained from the ready.gv/earthquakes website, complete Geologic Hazards Written Assignment. Due today.

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Bellwork #6: What happens when a building pancakes?

    Classwork: Read Earthquake Text. Complete Geologic Hazards using a computer to go to the website listed at the top of the page.

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018:

    Bellwork #5: What is the Richter Scale?

    Classwork: Complete the Modified Mercalli Scale map of Wattsville based off of the caller description. Use pages 6, 7, and 10 of the attached packet. See Mrs. G. for help. Due todayModified Mercalli Scale Map Activity

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018:

    Bellwork #4: Use Fig. 16 on pg. 542 to complete the Data Analysis Lab on pg. 543.

    Your Locating an Epicenter Lab is due today.

    Homework: IN Assignment #3: Read Ch 19 Sec 4. Take one full page of notes, front and back, and answer Q's 1-5 on pg. 551.

     Friday, January 12, 2018: 

    Bellwork #3: How do you use distance from an epicenter to find the location of an epicenter?

    "Earthquake 1" of your lab should be finished today so you can finish the lab on time Tuesday. Due Tuesday.

     Thursday, January 11, 2018: 

    Bellwork: None today. 

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018: 

    Bellwork #2: How can P and S waves be used to determine the distance to an epicenter?

    Locating an Epicenter Lab. Due Tuesday

     Tuesday, January 9, 2018: 

    Bellwork #1: Describe the movement of P, S, and Surface waves.

    Read the following note packet to prepare for the lab we are doing this week: P and S Waves ; How to Triangulate an Earthquake

    Monday, January 8, 2018: 

    Bellwork: None today

    Classwork: IN Assignment #1: in your second semester Interactive Notebook: Ch 19 Sec 1 Vocabulary: Write all the bold-type terms from this section, define and draw a picture representing each one.

    You may continue to use your IN from first semester (or get a new notebook), but either way, you should start a new second semester Table of Contents.

    Homework: IN Assignment #2: Write Ch 19 Sec 2 notes, front and back of a page, and answer review Q's 1-5, page 538.

     

     

    Fall Semester 2017

     

    August

    All late assignments from the month of August will only be accepted during the month of August.

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Bell work: What is science?

    Friday, August 18, 2017: 

    Bell work: In science, why is it important to compare data from an experiment with other scientists?

    Classwork: Take notes in Cornell Style on the following power point "Atomic Structure". These notes should be in your Interactive Notebook as Assignment 1, with the title "Atomic Structure Notes", and the page number should be 1. These notes will be part of your notebook check, date TBD. To see a copy of the notes, click the link below.

    Atomic Structure Notes

     

    Monday, August 21, 2017:

    Bell work: What three subatomic particles make up an atom? What are their charges?

    Classwork: Finish "Atomic Structure" notes.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Bell work: Using Fluorine and a periodic table, determine the number of protons, neutons, electrons, atomic number and atomic mass.

    Classwork: Atomic Structure Worksheet Due Friday

    Homework: Read Chapter 3 Section 2. In your Interactive Notebook, take one of page notes (front and back). Complete Questions 1-5 from the end of section 2. Write the questions and the answers. Add the assignment to your Table of Contents. Due Friday.

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Bell work: An atom has 13 protons and 14 neutrons. What is its mass? What is its identity?

    Classwork: Notes on the Valence shells have been added to your Interactive Notebook as assignment 3. See a classmate to copy their notes.

    Bohr Model worksheet Due Friday

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Bell work: Draw a Bohr model of the following atoms: C, Al, N.

    You are responsible for comparing and contrasting covalent, ionic and metallic bonds. Information is found on page 67-68 of your texbook.

     Friday, August 25, 2017

    Bell work:Describe the difference between a covalent and an ionic bond.

    ClassworkBonding Practice Worksheet due Monday

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    Bellwork:Draw a Bohr model of an atom with 7 electrons. What element is it, and how many valence electrons does it have?

    Classwork: There was a Chapter 3 Quiz today. See Mrs. Gomes if you missed it.

    Homework: Read Ch 4 Sec 1 (pg 86-95), and take a full-page of Cornell-style notes, front and back, in your Interactive Notebook. Answer Q's 1-5 on pg 96. Write the questions and the answers. Due Friday, Sept. 1.

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Bellwork: A solid is mixed in water, but it does not dissolve. Why might this be?

    Classwork: We started Mineral Notes today. this should be assignment #4 in your interactive Notebook.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Bellwork: What are 5 main characteristics of a mineral (that all minerals have)?

    Classwork: We continued Mineral Notes today. Here is a link: Mineral Notes  

    Tomorrow is end of the month make up day. All make up and late work is due. 

    Your Interactive Notebook is due for a grade check on the first 4 assignments.

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Bellwork: no Bellwork today.

    Classwork: Today was a Make Up work day. No work will be accepted after today, unless you have a verified and excused absence for today.

    September

    All late assignments from the month of September will only be accepted during the month of September.

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Bellwork: Is sugar a mineral? Explain your reasoning.

    Classwork: We started our Identifying Mineral Booklets today. Due Thursday 9/7/17

    Make a booklet out of 5 pieces of paper, folded in half and stapled. For each of the 10 properties, make an entry that includes the name of the property, 2-3 sentence description, and a colored drawing representing the property. Use information from Ch 4, Sec 1 & 2.

    See the attached rubric for further instructions: Identifying Minerals Booklet Instructions/Rubric 

     

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Bellwork: Describe the conditions that produce large, well-defined crystals.

    Classwork: We worked on our Mineral Booklets today.

    Homework: Read Ch 4 Sec 2, pg. 96-101. Take a full page of notes, front and back, Cornell-style in your Interactive Notebook. Answer Q's 1-5. Write the question, and answer in complete sentences. This is IN Assignment #6. Due Friday, September 8.

    Mineral Quiz is Friday

     

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Bellwork: What are 10 properties used to identify minerals?

    Classwork: We set up Assignment #7: Identifying Minerals Lab, in our Interactive Notebooks. See a classmate for an example of how to do this.

     

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    No Bellwork today.

    Classwork: We did the Identifying Minerals Lab today.

    Due: Minerals Booklet 

     

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    Bellwork: Why can't color alone be used to identify minerals?

    Classwork: We worked on completing the Discussion Questions of the Mineral Identification Lab in class today.

    We took a Minerals Quiz today. See Mrs. Gomes for the quiz if you were absent.

    Due: Ch 4 Sec 2 Reading Notes and Q's 1-5, in your IN.

     

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    Bellwork: What is the difference between magma and lava?

    Classwork: Assignment # 8:  Igneous Rocks Notes

    Homework: Read Ch 5 Sec 2 of your textbook, and, in your Interactive Notebook, take one full page of notes, Cornell style, and answer Q's 1-5. Write each question and your answer. Due Friday.

     

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Bellwork: What two factors are used to classify igneous rocks?

    Classwork: This Graphing Crystal Size worksheet is due Friday: Data For GraphGraphFollow up questions

     

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Bellwork: Describe the difference in formation between igneous intrusive and igneous extrusive rocks.

    Classwork: See the Make-up work bucket for today's worksheet, which is due Friday. 

     

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Bellwork: How does the abundance of silica affect the color of rocks?

    Classwork: See the Absent Work bucket for today's worksheet. It is due Monday.

     

    Friday, August 15, 2017

    Bellwork: Compare and contrast felsic and mafic rocks.

    Classwork: Today was an independent work day. We worked on assignments that are due soon as well as made up missing work in time for progress reports.

    Due: Ch 5 Sec 2 HW Notes & Q's 1-5, in your IN; Graphing Crystal Size activity

     

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Bellwork: Complete the statement: Igneous rocks form when....

    Classwork: We took notes today: Assignment #10 Sedimentary Rocks.  Sedimentary Rock Notes

    Homework: read Ch 6 Sec 1 and take one page of notes (front and back) Cornell style, in your IN. Complete Q's 1-5. Write the question and answer.

     

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Bellwork: Describe the steps that produces a sedimentary rock.

    Classwork: See the Absent Work bucket for today's assignment: Ch 6.1/6.2 Study Guide

     

    Wednesday and Thursday, September 20/21, 2017

    Bellwork: Contrast clastic and non-clastic sedimentary rocks.

    Classwork: Today was a lab. The make up assignment for missing lab is the Chpater 6 Assessment at the end of Chapter 6. Complete Q's 1-25. It will be Assignment #12 in your Interactive Notebook.

    Notebooks were checked today. See Mrs. G. to get your notebook checked.

    Minerals and Rocks Test is next Thursday. Here is your Study Guide, to do independently at home. Unit 1 Study Guide

     

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Bellwork: How do chemical sedimentary rocks form?

    Classwork: Assignment #13: Metamorphic Rock Notes

     

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Bellwork: Differentiate regional, contact, and hydrothermal metamorphism.

    Classwork: Today we worked on the Unit 1 Study Guide for Thursday's test. See the absent work file for today's worksheet or the link above.

    Homework: Study for the Unit One test Thursday. Complete your Study Guide. There are no test retakes!

     

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Bellwork: How does Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock form?

    Classwork: Rock Cylce w.s. See the absent work file for today's worksheet.

    Homework: Study for the test Thursday. Complete your study guide. There are no test retakes!

     

    Wednesday, September 27

    Bellwork: What process turns an igneous rock into a metamorphic rock?

    Classwork: Today was review day for the Unit test tomorrow. We also worked on our Study Guides to prepare for the test.

    Homework: Complete your Unit Study Guide, due tomorrow. Study for the Unit test over Ch 4, 5, 6. There are no test retakes!

     

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Bellwork: None.

    Today is the Rocks and Minerals test.

     

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    Today is Make Up day. Late work from September will not be accepted after today.

    October 

    *All late assignments from the month of October will only be accepted during the month of October.

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Bellwork: Define weathering and erosion.

    ClassworkWeathering and Erosion Cracker Demo This is Assignment #14 in your Interactive Notebook. Write at least 10 good bullet points of notes from the Background Information section, copy the Vocabulary and Proceedure, then answer the Analysis and Conclusion questions. 

    Homework: Read and take notes over Ch. 7 Sec. 1, one page, front and back, Cornell style. Write and answer Review Q's 1-5. Due Friday. This is assignment #15 in your Notebook.

     

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Bellwork: How does eating a cracker simulate chemical weathering?

    ClassworkWeathering and Erosion PPT Notes This is Assignment #16 in your Notebook.

     

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Bellwork: What are the four factors that influence the rate of chemical weathering? (See powerpoint slide 22)

    Classwork: We completed notes from yesterday. We started a new assignment, due this Friday. This is your instructions and rubric: Erosion Poster

     

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Bellwork: No Bellwork today. Seat change.

    Classwork: We worked on our Erosion posters today, due Friday.

     

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    Bellwork: What are some things people could do or build to reduce erosion?

    Classwork: We started a new assignment today, due Tuesday, October 10. This is your instructions and rubric: Soil Formation Poster

     

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Bellwork: Sumarize how the O, A, B, and C soil horizons (layers) are composed (what are they made of)?

    Classwork: We worked on our Soil Formation posters today, due tomorrow.

    Homework: Read and take notes over Ch 8 Sec 1, one page, front and back, Cornell-style. Write and answer Review Q's 1-5. This is Assignment #17 in your Interactive Notebook.

    ***Interactive Notebook Gradecheck #3 will be this Friday, through assignment #17.

     

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Bellwork: None. Short period today.

    Classwork: Ch 8.1/8.2 Study Guide, due Friday. See the Absent Work bucket for this worksheet. Soil Formation poster due today.

     

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Bellwork: Describe what a mass movement is and how it occurs (see Ch 8 Sec 1).

    Classwork: Today and tomorrow we are watching the Ken Burns' documentary "The Dust Bowl".

     

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    Classwork: We continued watching "The Dust Bowl".

    Notebook Check over assignments #11-17 tomorrow. Ch 8.1/8.2 Study Guide due tomorrow.

     

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    Classwork: Today we wrote an essay over the movie we have been watching this week. 

    Notebook Check over assignments #11-17 and Ch 8.1/8.2 Study Guide due today.

    Today is the end of the first quarter. No work from the first quarter will be accepted after Wednesday, October 18!!

     

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Bellwork: Could a disaster such as the Dust Bowl ever happen again? Give reasons to support your viewpoint.

    Homework: Read and take notes over Ch 8 Sec 3, one page, front and back, Cornell style. Write and answer Review questions 1-5. this is assignment #18 in your Interactive Notebook. Due Friday.

    Classwork: Assignment #19 in your Interactive Notebook: Ch 9 Sec 1 CW: read this section, and take one page notes, front and back. Answer Review questions 1-6.

     

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Bellwork: What is a watershed? What types and sources of water flow into a watershed?

    Classwork: We learned about watersheds by watching a movie about the effect of water quality on keystone species such as amphibians and played a watershed game.

     

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Bellwork: How can an indicator species give us information about the health of a watershed?

    Classwork: Ch 9.1-9.3 Study Guide. See the absent work bucket for a copy.

     

    Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    We are in the computer lab for two days researching and writing our Water Pollution Project.

     

    Monday/Tuesday, October 23 and 24, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    We began our Water Polllution presentations today and will continue them tomorrow.

    Ch 9.1-9.3 Study Guide due today.

    Homework: Assignment #20 in your Interactive Notebook: read and take notes over Ch 10 Sec 1, one page front and back, cornell style, and answer Q's 1-5.

     

    Wednesday/Thursday, October 24/25, 2017 (block schedule)

    Bellwork: From the pollutuion presentations, describe one type of pollution, its cause, and one solution to correct it.

    Classwork: Assignment #21: Groundwater PPT Notes

     

    Friday, October 26, 2017Bell

    Bellwork: What are two ways groundwater can cecome depleted?

    Claswork: Please see the Make Up Work bucket for todays assignment: Ch 10 packet.

    Homework: The Ch 8, 9, 10 Take Home Test was given out today. Due Friday November 3. See Mrs. G. if you were absent to get your test.

     

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    Classwork: Ch 17 Vocabulary pgs 468-488, write each bold type key term, its definition, and a picture representing the work's meaning. This is assignment #22 in your Interactive Notebook. 

    Homework:Complete Ch 8, 9, 10 Take Home test. Due Friday

     

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    Today was make up day. Late work from October will not be accepted after today.

    NOVEMBER

    All late assignments from the month of November will only be accepted during the month of November

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Bellwork: Have the coninents always been where they are? Explain your reasoning.

    Classwork: Assignment #23 in IN: Continental Drift PPT Notes and Assignment #24 in IN: Pangaea Activity

     

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Bellwork: What are some lines of evidence Wegner used to generate the idea of continental drift?

    Classwork: We continued working on the Pangaea activity started yesterday.

    Reminder: Your take homework home test given out Monday is due tomorrow.

     

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Bellwork: Why was Wegner's hypothesis of Continental Drift initially not accepted?

    Classwork: Assignment #25 in your IN: Seafloor Spreading PPT Notes

    Due today: Ch 8, 9, 10 Take Home Test; Ch 10 packet; and Bellwork for 11/3, 11/2, 11/1, 10/26, 10/24-10/25, 10/18, 10/17, 10/16.

     

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Bellwork #1: Describe the process of seafloor spreading.

    Classwork: We finished the Seafloor Spreading PPT Notes and started Seafloor Spreading Lab, due Thursday.

    Homework: Ch 17 Sec 2: Read and take one full page of notes,, front and back. Complete Q's 1-5. Assignment #26 in IN.

    Due Thursday 11/9/17: Notebook Check over assignments #18 to the present and Seafloor Spreading Lab.

     

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Bellwork #2: How does a pattern of magnetic reversal in oceanic rock account for seafloor spreading?

    Classwork: We worked on the Seafloor Spreading Lab.

     

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Bellwork: Sea-floor spreading begins at the ____________.

    Classwork: Assignment #27 in IN Plate Tectonics PPT Notes

    We worked on the Seafloor Spreading Lab and assignments due for in the Notebook Check tomorrow.

     

    Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Bellwork: How do convergent and divergent boundaries differ?

    Classwork: We started the Plate Tectonics Mapping activity today, due Wednesday. See the absent work bucket for your copy.

    Notebooks and the Seafloor Spreading Lab were due today.

     

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    Bellwork: How did you spend your Veteran's Day weekend?

    Classwork: We continued working on our Plate Tectonic activity.

    Homework: Ch 17 Sec 3. Read and take one full page notes, front and back. Complete Q's 1-5. Assignment #28 in IN.

     

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Bellwork: What landforms would form at these boundaries: ocean-ocean convergent, ocean-ocean divergent, ocean-continent convergent?

    Classwork: We did Types of Plate Boundaries worksheet to review Ch 17.3. See the absent bucket for a copy.

     

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Bellwork: What is convection?

    Classwork: Assignment #29 in IN: Convection Current Lab

     

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    Bellwork: A _________is the location on the earth's crust where a convection current wells up. A _________is where it down wells.

    Classwork: We finished the Convection Current Lab.

     

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    Bellwork: Can convection occur in al fluids? Explain.

    Classwork: Assignment #30: Causes of PLate Motion. See the make up work bucket if you were absent.

     

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    Bellwork: How was your Thanksgiving Break?

    Classwork: Assignment #31: Anatomy of a Volcano and Volcano Types

    Anatomy of a Volcano: Using pg. 505 of your book, draw a diagram of a volcano and label the parts: conduit, vent, crater, caldera. Define the parts.

    Volcano Types: Using pg 506-507 of your book, compare the three major types of volcanoes. Summarize the paragraph information, and draw and label a diagram of the anatomy of each type.

    Homework: Read Ch 18 Sec 1 and 2, and take one page of notes for EACH section. No Questions this week. Assignment #32

     

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    No Bellwork today. We watched National Geographic Volcano and worked on finishing work due by Make Up day.

     

    Wednesday/Thursday, November 29-30, 2017 Block Schedule

    No Bellwork. Today was Make Up day. All work from November due by today.

     

    December 

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Bellwork: Describe a shield, cinder, and composite volcano.

    Classwork: Assignment #33 Volcanism PPT Notes

     

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    Bellwork: How does the amount of silica contained in magma affect volcanic eruptions?

    Classwork: We completed assignment #33 Volcanism PPT notes (see link from Friday).

    Ch 18 Sec 1 Study Guide: see the make up work bucket if you were absent. Due Wednesday 12/6/17

    Homework: Assignment #34: Ch 19 Sec 1 and Ch 19 Sec 2 HW notes: read and take one page notes, front and back, for each section. No questions this week.

     

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Bellwork: What volcano type is the largest? smallest? most violent?

    Classwork: Ch 18 Sec 2 Study Guide, due Friday 12/8/17. See the make up work bucket if you were absent.

     

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Bellwork: What is the gas content (high/low)i n a: lava flow? pyroclastic flow?

    Classwork: Ch 18 Assessment #1-23, page 521

    Due today: Ch 18 Sec 1 Study Guide

     

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    Bellwork: What causes earthquakes?

    Classwork: Assignment #35: Ch 19 Sec 1 Key Terms Complete these definitions in your IN.

     

    Friday, December 8, 2017

    Bellwork:  What is the difference between stress and strain? (From Ch 19 Sec 1).

    Classwork: We completed #35 today in class.

    Due today: Ch 18 Sec 2 Study Guide and Bellwork for 11/17, 11/27, /12/1, 12/4-12/8/17

     

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    Classwork: We began working on the Semester 1 Final Exam Study Guide today.

    Due Wednesday 12/13/17: Last Notebook Gradecheck of the semester: Assignments #28-35.

    All Late work from December is due Wednesday 12/13/17.

    Homework: Homework this week is to study for the Final Exam.

     

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Bellwork: None

    Classwork: Last assignment of the semester: Types of Faults. Due tomorrow, 12/13/17.

     

    Wednesday, December 13 - Monday, December 18, 2017

    Review: Complete your Final Exam Study Guide. Due on Final Exam day.

     

    Wednesday, December 20-Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Final Exam and Study Guide due