Welcome To

Science 8

Teacher

Chris Hara

Class Notes

Upcoming Assignments

Week 32 Bulletin Due: Friday April 27, 2018
Focus:
What science concepts have we learned in middle school?
How can we demonstrate the link between potential and kinetic energy by modeling roller coasters?
Assignments:
Monday (B – Periods 1 & 2): SBAC Science Test
Tuesday (B – Periods 3 & 4): SBAC Science Test
Wednesday (A – Periods 1 & 2): Roller Coaster Physics: Drop Height vs. Hill Height
Thursday (A – Periods 3 & 4): Roller Coaster Physics: Drop Height vs. Hill Height
Friday: (B): Roller Coaster Physics: Drop Height vs. Hill Height Learning Targets:
-I can conquer the SBAC Science test. I know I can do this when I get a full night’s sleep in advance, eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, and know the expectations and procedures headed into our testing environment.
-I can distinguish potential and kinetic energy. I know I can do this when I can identify where the marble will have the most of each type on my group’s roller coaster.
-I can determine an ideal loop size for my roller coaster based on a given hill height. I know I can do this when I have tested different radii of a loop.
Assessments:
Formative Assessments
Homework:
Sleep well and eat a healthy breakfast!

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.

Past Assignments

Week 31 Bulletin Due: Friday April 20, 2018
Focus:
What science concepts have we learned in middle school?
How can we demonstrate the link between potential and kinetic energy by modeling roller coasters?
Assignments:
Monday (A): SBAC Science Test
Tuesday (B): SBAC Science Test
Wednesday (A): Roller Coaster Physics: Drop Height vs. Hill Height
Thursday (B): Roller Coaster Physics: Drop Height vs. Hill Height
Friday: (A): Roller Coaster Physics: Loop Radius Learning Targets:
-I can conquer the SBAC Science test. I know I can do this when I get a full night’s sleep in advance, eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, and know the expectations and procedures headed into our testing environment.
-I can distinguish potential and kinetic energy. I know I can do this when I can identify where the marble will have the most of each type on my group’s roller coaster.
-I can determine an ideal loop size for my roller coaster based on a given hill height. I know I can do this when I have tested different radii of a loop. Assessments:
Formative Assessments
Homework:
None

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 30 Bulletin Due: Friday April 13, 2018
Focus:
What science concepts have we learned in middle school?
Assignments:
Monday (B): Check Homework, Forces PPT and Practice, Review Engineering Summative, Kahoot: Middle School Science
Tuesday (A): SBAC Science Practice Test
Wednesday (B): SBAC Science Practice Test
Thursday (A): Vision Check, Staying Curious in the Age of the Smart Phone
Friday: (B): Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Staying Curious in the Age of the Smart Phone Learning Targets:
-I can further my understanding of what to expect on the Science SBAC. I know I can do this when I have accessed the CAASSP portal and completed the practice questions.
Assessments:
Formative Assessments
Homework:
Cumulative Review Sheets

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 29 Bulletin Due: Friday April 06, 2018
Focus:
What science concepts have we learned in middle school?
How can we tell if a substance is an acid or a base?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Middle School Science Practice Test
Tuesday (B): Middle School Science Practice Test
Wednesday (A): Acids and Bases Lab
Thursday (B): Acids and Bases Lab
Friday: (A): Even More Science Review Learning Targets:
-I can self assess what my strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to science. I know I can do this when I grade my cumulative review and make necessary corrections.
-I can describe the differences between acids and bases. I know I can do this when I have followed the lab procedure and tested different substances.
-I can further my understanding of what to expect on the Science SBAC. I know I can do this when I have accessed the CAASSP portal and completed the practice questions.
Assessments:
Formative Assessments
Homework:
Cumulative Review Sheets

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 28 Bulletin Due: Friday March 16, 2018
Focus: What are Newton’s Laws of Motion and how do they apply to the world around me?
What are balanced and unbalanced forces? What happens when those forces are applied to an object?
How and why do particles move the way they do? What happens to an egg submerged in different solutions?
Assignments:
Monday (B): Egg Car Crash Tests!
Tuesday (A): Egg Osmosis Lab
Wednesday (B): Egg Osmosis Lab
Thursday (A): What is Jeopardy?
Friday: (B): What is Jeopardy? Learning Targets:
-I can design an egg crash car based on given constraints. I know I can do this when my partner and I have developed a blueprint and materials list for our car.
-I can identify constraints of a design problem, evaluate competing solutions, and analyze data from tests. I know I can do this when I predict and compare my designs and results with those of another group.
-I can form a hypothesis about the movement of water molecules across a membrane (known as osmosis). I know I can do this when I use observations from Egg Osmosis Lab to guide my discussion.
Assessments:
Engineering Summative Assessment due Monday 3/12
Homework:
Have a great Spring Break!

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 27 Bulletin Due: Friday March 09, 2018
Focus: What are Newton’s Laws of Motion and how do they apply to the world around me?
What are balanced and unbalanced forces? What happens when those forces are applied to an object?
How and why do particles move the way they do? What happens to an egg submerged in different solutions?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Egg Car Crash Design Day 3
Tuesday (B): Egg Car Crash Design Day 3
Wednesday (A): Egg Car Crash Tests!
Thursday (B): Egg Car Crash Tests!
Friday: (A): Egg Osmosis Lab Learning Targets:
-I can design an egg crash car based on given constraints. I know I can do this when my partner and I have developed a blueprint and materials list for our car.
-I can identify constraints of a design problem, evaluate competing solutions, and analyze data from tests. I know I can do this when I predict and compare my designs and results with those of another group.
-I can form a hypothesis about the movement of water molecules across a membrane (known as osmosis). I know I can do this when I use observations from Egg Osmosis Lab to guide my discussion.
Assessments:
Engineering Summative Assessment Thursday and Friday 3/1 and 3/2
Homework:
Bring Materials for Egg Crash Car

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 26 Bulletin Due: Friday March 02, 2018
Focus: What are Newton’s Laws of Motion and how do they apply to the world around me?
What are balanced and unbalanced forces? What happens when those forces are applied to an object?
Assignments:
Monday (B): Egg Car Crash Design Day 1 and Study Guide
Tuesday (A): Literacy Formative and Study Guide Review, Egg Crash Car Design Day 2
Wednesday (B): Literacy Formative and Study Guide Review, Egg Crash Car Design Day 2
Thursday (A): Changes in Motion Summative Assessment
Friday: (B): Changes in Motion Summative Assessment Learning Targets:
-I can design an egg crash car based on given constraints. I know I can do this when my partner and I have developed a blueprint and materials list for our car.
-Show what you know!
Assessments:
Changes in Motion Summative Assessment Thursday and Friday 3/1 and 3/2
Homework:
Bring Materials for Egg Crash Car
Study for Changes in Motion Summative Assessment

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 25 Bulletin Due: Friday February 23, 2018
Focus: What are Newton’s Laws of Motion and how do they apply to the world around me?
What are balanced and unbalanced forces? What happens when those forces are applied to an object?
Assignments:
Monday: President’s Day Off!
Tuesday (B): Balloon Car Speed Racers and Materials Donation Reminder – Bring Next Week! Newton’s Third Law of Motion Video
Wednesday (A): Tug of War! Balanced and Unbalanced Forces, Discovery Education Literacy Formative
Thursday (B): Tug of War! Balanced and Unbalanced Forces, Discovery Education Literacy Formative
Friday: (A): Egg Car Crash Day 1 Learning Targets:
-I can calculate speed and explain Newton’s third law of motion. I know I can do this when I can represent this as a diagram complete with force arrows.
-I can distinguish balanced and unbalanced forces. I know I can do this when I can represent multiple force arrows and their net force.
-I can design an egg crash car based on given constraints. I know I can do this when my partner and I have developed a blueprint and materials list for our car.
Assessments:
Formative Literacy Assessment Wednesday and Thursday
Homework:
Bring Materials for Egg Crash Car
Newton’s Second and Third Law Worksheet (if unfinished in class)

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 24 Bulletin Due: Friday February 16, 2018
Focus: What are Newton’s Laws of Motion and how do they apply to the world around me?
How do we know an object is in motion?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Newton’s First Law of Motion Stations
Tuesday (B): Newton’s First Law of Motion Stations Wednesday (A): Ramp It Up Lab
Thursday (B): Ramp It Up Lab
Friday: (A): Balloon Car Speed Racers Learning Targets:
-I can put Newton’s First Law of Motion into student-friendly terms. I know I can do this when I can use what I learned in NFLOM stations to inform my explanation.
-I can infer a relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. I know I can do this when I have made observations about different marbles and the effect they have on a cup.
-I can calculate speed and explain Newton’s third law of motion. I know I can do this when I can represent this as a diagram complete with force arrows.
Assessments:
Formative Assessment Friday 2/16
Homework:
Collect examples of Newton’s Laws of Motion in your science notebook

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 23 Bulletin Due: Friday February 09, 2018
Focus:
How do we know an object is in motion? Assignments:
Monday (B): Speed Challenge!
Tuesday (A): Quizzizz, Warm Up: Balloon in the Sky, Chapter 12.1 – Distance, Direction, and Position Vocabulary, PEARL Survey, Pyramid for Vocabulary and Balloon Car Donation Letters Wednesday (B): Quizzizz, Warm Up: Balloon in the Sky, Chapter 12.1 – Distance, Direction, and Position Vocabulary, PEARL Survey, Pyramid for Vocabulary and Balloon Car Donation Letters
Thursday (A): Hawaiian Island Hot Spot Demo, Mysteries of the Unseen World, and Graphing
Friday: (B): Hawaiian Island Hot Spot Demo, Mysteries of the Unseen World, and Graphing Learning Targets:
-I can graph points using a line of best fit and interpret their meaning. I know I can do this when I can use data from my Speed Challenge to plot different methods of movement.
-I can use academic terms to describe objects in motion. I know I can do this when my partner and I can come up with definitions in a game of Pyramid.
-I can analyze data from a table and graph to draw conclusions about an object in motion. I know I can do this when I can make a claim about the Hawaiian Island Hot Spot. Assessments:
Formative Assessments as needed
Homework:
Study Vocabulary

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 22 Bulletin Due: Friday February 02, 2018
Focus: Is it ethical for humans to alter the course of evolution?
How do we know an object is in motion?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms SA Final Draft due on Wednesday at end of class
Tuesday (B): Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms SA Final Draft due at end of class
Wednesday (A): Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms SA Final Draft due today at end of class
Thursday (B): Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms SA Final Draft due on today at end of class
Friday: (A): Speed Challenge! Learning Targets:
-Show what you know!
-I can graph points using a line of best fit. I know I can do this when I can use data from my Speed Challenge to plot different methods of movement.
Assessments:
Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms Summative Assessment due Wednesday 1/31 [A] and Tuesday 2/1 [B]
Homework:
Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms Summative Assessment due Monday 1/29 [A] and Tuesday 1/30 [B]

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 21 Bulletin Due: Friday January 26, 2018
Focus: Is it ethical for humans to alter the course of evolution?
Assignments:
Monday (B): GMO Poster: A Case Study
Tuesday (A): Is It Ethical?; Evidence Pull and Claim Creation
Wednesday (B): Is It Ethical?; Evidence Pull and Claim Creation
Thursday (A): CLQT Graphic Organizer & Semester 2 Literacy Benchmark
Friday: (B): CLQT Graphic Organizer & Semester 2 Literacy Benchmark Learning Targets:
-I can describe an example of how humans have altered a species through genetic modification. I know I can do this when I can confidently present a case study to my classmates.
-I can collect evidence that supports my claim. I know I can do this when I have provided examples of human influence on the traits of organisms in my graphic organizer.
-I can write commentary that links my evidence back to my claim. I know I can do this when I have bounced ideas off of my partners. Assessments:
Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms Summative Assessment due Monday 1/29 [A] and Tuesday 1/30 [B]
Homework:
Human Influence on the Traits of Organisms Summative Assessment due Monday 1/29 [A] and Tuesday 1/30 [B]

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 20 Bulletin Due: Friday January 19, 2018
Focus: How do humans alter the course of evolution?
Assignments:
Monday: MLK Jr. Day – No School
Tuesday (B): Cause and Effect Comic Gallery Walk; Harvest of Fear – Transgenic Manipulation, Would You Eat It??
Wednesday (A): Science Assembly, GMO’s Pros and Cons – Snowball Fight
Thursday (B): GMO’s Pros and Cons, Snowball Fight, Selective Breeding Quiz
Friday: (A): Mail Protocol and Collecting Evidence for an Argument Learning Targets:
-I can identify both sides of the argument regarding genetic modification. I know I can do this when I can pair up with a person that has a counterpoint “snowball” that matches mine.
-I can collect evidence that supports a claim. I know I can do this when I complete a mail protocol and can discuss a wide range of different arguments.
Assessments:
Formative Assessment as needed
Homework:

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 19 Bulletin Due: Friday January 12, 2018
Focus: How do humans alter the course of evolution?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Imagineering Demo, “Find Someone Who” Procedures, New Clock Partners, MuttMaker, From Wild Wolves to Man’s Best Friend
Tuesday (B): Imagineering Demo, “Find Someone Who” Procedures, New Clock Partners, MuttMaker, From Wild Wolves to Man’s Best Friend
Wednesday (A): Evolution of Dogs (Cosmos), Selective Breeding/Artificial Selection Article and Quiz, Cause & Effect Drawing
Thursday (B): All-Day Advisory for Lit Testing
Friday: (A): GMO Article Pros and Cons; Snowball Fight! Learning Targets:

-I can stay curious about science as a professional practice. I know I can do this when I can collaborate with my peers to review classroom expectations. (Entering and Exiting the Classroom, On Task Discussions, and Chromebook Use) -I can understand the pros and cons of selective breeding. I know I can do this when I can discuss my quiz results with a partner and draw a human cause and effect comic. -I can identify both sides of the argument regarding genetic modification. I know I can do this when I can pair up with a person that has a counterpoint “snowball” that matches mine.
Assessments:
Formative Assessment as needed
Homework:
-Selective Breeding Human Cause and Effect Comic

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 18 Bulletin Due: Thursday December 21, 2017
Focus: How can small changes in an organism’s DNA lead to big changes for the organism? How do humans alter the course of evolution?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Genetic Mutations Summative Assessment
Tuesday (B): Genetic Mutations Summative Assessment
Wednesday (A): “The Science of Dogs”
Thursday (B): “The Science of Dogs”
Friday: (A): No School! Have a great Winter Break! Learning Targets:
-Show what you know!
-I can explain the role humans play when breeding certain organisms. I know I can do this when I can have a meaningful group discussion about the artificial selection of dogs.
Assessments:
Genetic Mutations Summative Assessment: Monday 12/18 [A] and Tuesday 12/19 [B]
Homework:
Have a fun and safe Winter Break!

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 17 Bulletin Due: Friday December 15, 2017
Focus: How can small changes in an organism’s DNA lead to big changes for the organism?
Assignments:
Monday (B): Bill Nye: Genes, and Vocabulary Builder: Seven Word Summary
Tuesday (A): Each One Teach One and Mutations PowerPoint
Wednesday (B): Each One Teach One and Mutations PowerPoint
Thursday (A): Quizzizz – Genetic Mutations and Study Guide
Friday: (B): Quizzizz – Genetic Mutations and Study Guide
Learning Targets:
-I can use academic language to describe genetic mutations. I know I can do this when I can create a seven word summary for my vocabulary word and synergize to understand the rest.
-I can distinguish between the different types of mutations. I know I can do this when I can create my own genetic mutation problem and test a partner.
Assessments:
Genetic Mutations Summative Assessment: Monday 12/18 [A] and Tuesday 12/19 [B]
Homework:
Complete Genetic Mutations Study Guide

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 16 Bulletin Due: Friday December 08, 2017
Focus: How can small changes in an organism’s DNA lead to big changes for the organism?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Comic Book Gallery Walk, “Mutations Worksheet” and Discovery Education: Genes and the Impacts of Mutations On Organisms (On Google Classroom)
Tuesday (B): Comic Book Gallery Walk, “Mutations Worksheet” and Discovery Education: Genes and the Impacts of Mutations On Organisms (On Google Classroom)
Wednesday (A): “Central Dogma” Telephone, From DNA to Protein (3D) Video, and More Mutation Practice
Thursday (B): “Central Dogma” Telephone, From DNA to Protein (3D) Video, More Mutation Practice
Friday: (A): Case Study: Sickle Cell Anemia and Genetic Mutations Research
Learning Targets:
-I can transcribe and translate a strand of DNA. I know I can do this when I have identified different types of mutations with my partner.
-I can explain the central dogma of biology. I know I can do this when I can write commentary about the connection between our game of telephone and protein synthesis.
Assessments:
Formative Assessments
Homework:
Read “Against All Odds” Article on [Google Classroom] and Complete ‘Expert Opinion’ Activity on Page 2

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 15 Bulletin Due: Friday December 01, 2017
Focus: What are genetic mutations and how do they determine survival of the fittest?
Assignments:
Monday (B): Natural Selection/Evolution Comic Books due Today; “Problems in the Code” and “Genetic Mutations Activity”
Tuesday (A): Natural Selection/Evolution Comic Books due Today; “Problems in the Code” and “Genetic Mutations Activity”
Wednesday (B): Brainpop: Genetic Mutations & Mutations Worksheet
Thursday (A): Brainpop: Genetic Mutations & Mutations Worksheet
Friday: (B): Codon Bingo!
Learning Targets:
-I can tell a story that explains natural selection and evolution. I know I can do this when my comic book details the impact given traits have on survival and reproduction due to environmental factors.
-I can explain how genetic mutations can change a sequence. I know I can do this when I create my own sentence and describe the effects of a point and frameshift mutation.
Assessments:
- Natural Selection (Impact on Survival and Reproduction) Comic Book SA due Monday 11/27 [B] and Tuesday 11/28 [A]
Homework:
Read “Against All Odds” Article on [Google Classroom] and Complete ‘Expert Opinion’ Activity on Page 2

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 14 Bulletin Due: Friday November 17, 2017
Focus: Student Language: How do genetics determine “survival of the fittest?” Teacher Language: How does genetic variation among organisms affect survival and reproduction?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Evidence of Evolution SA Final Draft due Today
Tuesday (B): Survival of the Sneakiest and Natural Selection (Impact on Survival and Reproduction) Comic Book SA
Wednesday (A): Survival of the Sneakiest and Natural Selection (Impact on Survival and Reproduction) Comic Book SA
Thursday (B): Natural Selection (Impact on Survival and Reproduction) Comic Book SA due at end of class today
Friday: (A): Natural Selection (Impact on Survival and Reproduction) Comic Book SA due at end of class today
Learning Targets:
-I can identify an adaptation of a pre-whale species and how environment “selected” its advantage. I know I can do this when my Whale Tale performance exhibits this situation and trait.
-Show what you know!
-I can tell a story that explains natural selection and evolution. I know I can do this when my comic book details the impact given traits have on survival and reproduction due to environmental factors.
Assessments:
- Natural Selection (Impact on Survival and Reproduction) Comic Book SA due Thursday 11/16 [B] and Friday 11/17 [A]
Homework:
- Natural Selection (Impact on Survival and Reproduction) Comic Book SA due Thursday 11/16 [B] and Friday 11/17 [A]
-Evidence of Evolution Study Guide due with Summative Assessment -Evidence of Evolution Graphic Organizer due with Summative Assessment

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 13 Bulletin Due: Thursday November 09, 2017
Focus: What evidence shows that different species are related?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Whale Tales and Evidence of Evolution SA Study Guide
Tuesday (B): Clearly Stated Evolution & Evidence of Evolution SA Graphic Organizer
Wednesday (A): Hearing Screening & Evidence of Evolution SA Graphic Organizer
Thursday (B): Evidence of Evolution SA due Today
Friday: No School – Veteran’s Day!
Learning Targets:
-I can identify an adaptation of a pre-whale species and how environment “selected” its advantage. I know I can do this when my Whale Tale performance exhibits this situation and trait.
-Show what you know!
Assessments:
-Evidence of Evolution Summative Assessment: Final Draft due 11/9 [B] and 11/13 [A]
Homework:
-Evidence of Evolution Study Guide due with Summative Assessment -Evidence of Evolution Graphic Organizer due with Summative Assessment

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 12 Bulletin Due: Friday October 27, 2017
Focus: What evidence shows that different species are related?
Assignments:
Monday (B): Morphed: When Whales Had Legs
Tuesday (A): Morphed: When Whales Had Legs
Wednesday (B): Whale Tales, Anatomical and Embryological Development SA Study Guide
Thursday (A): Whale Tales, Anatomical and Embryological Development SA Study Guide
Friday (B): Anatomical and Embryological Development SA Graphic Organizer
Learning Targets:
-I can identify an adaptation of a pre-whale species and how environment selected its advantage. I know I can do this when my Whale Tale performance exhibits this situation and trait.
Assessments:
-Formative Assessments as needed
Homework:
Review Simulation – Whale of a Tale, verify timeline with your previous lab work and explain how scientists know

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 11 Bulletin Due: Friday October 27, 2017
Focus: What evidence shows that different species are related?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Whale Evolution DNA Analysis & Dissection Permission Slips
Tuesday (B): Natural Selection and Evolution Reading, Vocab Tower, and Safety Demo for Chicken Wing Dissection
Wednesday (A): Natural Selection and Evolution Reading, Vocab Tower, and Safety Demo for Chicken Wing Dissection
Thursday (B): Chicken Wing Dissection
Friday (A): Chicken Wing Dissection
Learning Targets:
-I can interpret DNA evidence to prove evolutionary relationships. I know I can do this when I can make a claim about two different organisms’ “closeness.”
-I can use academic vocabulary to express my understanding of evolution. I know I can do this when I can accurately use all of the vocabulary words in a paragraph.
-I can safely dissect a chicken wing to understand homologous structures. I know I can do this when I have complied with all dissection guidelines and completed the lab. Assessments:
-Formative Assessments as needed
Homework:
Review Simulation – Whale of a Tale, verify timeline with your previous lab work and explain how scientists know

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 10 Bulletin Due: Friday October 20, 2017
Focus: What evidence shows that different species are related?
What kind of information do fossils provide about life on Earth and Earth’s history?
Assignments:
Monday (A): “Winging It” Lab
Tuesday (B): “Winging It” Lab
Wednesday (A): Whale Evolution PowerPoint & Fossil Hunt
Thursday (B): Whale Evolution PowerPoint & Fossil Hunt
Friday (A): Whale Evolution DNA Analysis & Dissection Permission Slips
Learning Targets:
-I can compare the homologous structures of different organisms. I know I can do this when I can identify similarities and differences between species and explain how they are linked.
-I understand how fossil evidence is used to prove evolutionary relationships. I know I can do this when I can place whales in the order of their development.
-I can interpret DNA evidence to prove evolutionary relationships. I know I can do this when I can make a claim about two different organisms’ “closeness.” Assessments:
-Formative Assessments as needed
Homework:
-Read article “When Whales Walked” (on Google Classroom) -Record in your notebook the main idea and three important details you gathered from the reading

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 9 Bulletin Due: Friday September 29, 2017
Focus: How do people reconstruct and date events in Earth’s planetary history?
How is geologic time measured, and what role do fossils play in dating geologic events?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Shaping of Earth Summative Literacy Assessment and Turn in Toilet Paper Time Scale
Tuesday (B): Shaping of Earth Summative Literacy Assessment and Turn in Toilet Paper Time Scale
Wednesday (A): Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates
Thursday (B): Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates
Friday (A): Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates
Learning Targets:
-Show what you know!
-I understand Earth’s history as the story of animal development. I know I can do this when I can represent some of these creatures as a visual.
Assessments:
-Earth History Literacy Assessment 9/25 [A] and 9/26 [B]
-Earth History Summative Assessment (Toilet Paper Time Scale) due 9/25 [A] and 9/26 [B]
Homework:
-Turn in “Shaping of Earth” Study Guide

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 8 Bulletin Due: Friday September 22, 2017
Focus: How do people reconstruct and date events in Earth’s planetary history?
How is geologic time measured, and what role do fossils play in dating geologic events?
Assignments:
Monday (B): Colossal Fossil Jostle Literacy “Quick” Summative Assessment, Scale Events Worksheet and Map
Tuesday (A): Toilet Paper Time Scale
Wednesday (B): Toilet Paper Time Scale
Thursday (A): Toilet Paper Time Scale and Literacy Assessment
Friday (B): Toilet Paper Time Scale and Literacy Assessment
Learning Targets:
-I can relate the Earth’s history to places and distances. I know I can do this when I use Google Maps to find places that relate to notable moments in the fossil record.
-I understand the Law of Superposition and represent that in writing. I know I can do this when I can connect the Colossal Fossil Jostle to the “Who’s On First” activity.
-I can represent the significant events of Earth’s History as a story told by the Earth’s layers. I know I can do this when I can use my Toilet Paper Time Scale to explain when things existed. Assessments:
-Earth History Literacy Assessment 9/21 [A] and 9/22 [B]
-Earth History Summative Assessment (Toilet Paper Time Scale) due 9/25 [A] and 9/26 [B]
Homework:
-Prep for Summative Assessment! (Earth History – Toilet Paper Time Scale)

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 7 Bulletin Due: Friday September 15, 2017
Focus: How can we relate Earth’s history to units of time and distance that we are comfortable with?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Timeline of Your Life, Cosmic Calendar
Tuesday (B): Timeline of Your Life, Cosmic Calendar
Wednesday (A): Scale Events Worksheet and a Google Mapping
Thursday (B): Scale Events Worksheet and a Google Mapping
Friday (A): Leaving a Trail of Evidence and Literacy “Quick” Summative Assessment
Learning Targets:
-I can relate events from my own life to the Earth’s history. I know I can do this when I can explain my place on the “Cosmic Calendar” to my partner.
-I can relate the Earth’s history to places and distances. I know I can do this when I use Google Maps to find places that relate to notable moments in the fossil record.
Assessments:
Formative Assessments
Homework:
Vocabulary Tower/Flash Cards

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 6 Bulletin Due: Friday September 08, 2017
Week 6 Bulletin
Focus: How can we relate Earth’s history to units of time and distance that we are comfortable with?
Assignments:
Monday (A): Labor Day [No School]
Tuesday (B): Timeline of Your Life, Road Cut Visual Discovery
Wednesday (A): Timeline of Your Life, Road Cut Visual Discovery
Thursday (B): Set up Interactive Science Notebook, Who’s On First?
Friday (A): Set up Interactive Science Notebook, Who’s On First?
Learning Targets:
-I can relate events from my own life to the fossil record. I know I can do this when I can make a claim then infer evidence from layers.
-I can use my logical reasoning skills to sequence a given set of items. I know I can do this when I can infer relationships between fossils in rocks.
Assessments:
Formative Assessments
Homework:
Journal Entry in ISN

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 5 Bulletin Due: Friday September 01, 2017
WEEK 5: 8/28/17 - 9/1/17 FOCUS QUESTION: How can we describe (in writing) the phenomenon of solar eclipses? Focus/Unit Monday 8/28/17 (B) -Study Guide Review -Pyramid -Solar Eclipse Summative Assessment Graphic Organizer -Paper Passback Tuesday 8/29/17 (A) -Study Guide Review -Pyramid -Solar Eclipse Summative Assessment Graphic Organizer -Paper Passback Wednesday 8/30/17 (B) -Picture Day Thursday 8/31/17 (A) -Solar Eclipse Summative Assessment (Final Draft) Friday 9/1/17 (B) -Solar Eclipse Summative Assessment (Final Draft) **Please note that agenda and assignments are subject to change based on student needs and pace** LEARNING TARGETS: -Show what you know! HOMEWORK & ASSESSMENTS: Homework: Solar Eclipses Summative Assessment Graphic Organizer (if unfinished in class) Assessments: Solar Eclipses Summative Assessment due Friday [B]; Thursday [A]

Attachments

np3-17-18-week-5-bulletin
Week 4 Bulletin Due: Friday August 25, 2017
WEEK 4: 8/21/17 - 8/25/17 FOCUS QUESTION: What’s the big deal about eclipses anyways? AGENDA 8/21/17 (A) Monday: -Eclipse Across America Videos and Recording Sheet, Discussion and Diagram 8/22/17 (B) Tuesday -Mr. Hara’s Slideshow/Video, Human Moon Model, Video and Journal Recordings 8/23/17 (A) Wednesday -Mr. Hara’s Slideshow/Video, Human Moon Model, Video and Journal Recordings 8/24/17 (B) Thursday -“Totality! Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017” Article Literacy Formative, Discovery Education Simulation 8/25/17 (A) Friday -“Totality! Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017” Article Literacy Formative, Discovery Education Simulation **Please note that agenda and assignments are subject to change based on student needs and pace** LEARNING TARGETS: -I can model the Earth, Moon, and Sun in various phases, a solar eclipse, and a lunar eclipse. I know I can do this when I can use my “Popsicle moon” to demonstrate. -I can identify evidence based on a claim. I know I can do this when I can read a nonfiction scientific text and select relevant quotes. HOMEWORK & ASSESSMENTS: Homework: Human Moon Model Journal Recordings (if unfinished in class) Assessments: Formative Literacy Assessment Thursday [A]; Friday [B]

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 3 Bulletin Due: Friday August 18, 2017
WEEK 3: 8/14/17 - 8/18/17 FOCUS QUESTION: What is a solar eclipse and under what circumstances do they occur? Focus/Unit Solar Eclipses AGENDA Monday 8/14/17 (B) -Homework Check (Moon Journals) -Pinhole Camera Construction -Finish Vocabulary Towers Tuesday 8/15/17 (A) -Homework Check (Moon Journals) -Pinhole Camera Construction -Finish Vocabulary Towers Wednesday 8/16/17 (B) -Pinhole Camera Trials and Observations -Solar Eclipse Formative Literacy Assessment Thursday 8/17/17 (A) -Pinhole Camera Trials and Observations -Solar Eclipse Formative Literacy Assessment Friday 8/18/17 (B) -Human Moon Phase Models -Umbra vs. Penumbra -Final Prep for Solar Eclipse **Please note that agenda and assignments are subject to change based on student needs and pace** LEARNING TARGETS: -I can prepare myself for safely viewing the partial eclipse. I know I can do this when I have constructed my pinhole camera. -I can identify evidence based on a claim. I know I can do this when I can read a nonfiction scientific text and select relevant quotes. HOMEWORK & ASSESSMENTS: Homework: Moon Journal Recordings due Monday [B], Tuesday [A]; Vocabulary Towers due Thursday [A] and Friday [B] Assessments: Solar Eclipses Literacy Formative

Attachments

No attachments have been posted.
Week 2 Bulletin Due: Friday August 11, 2017

Attachments

np3-17-18-week-2-bulletin
Week 1 Bulletin Due: Friday August 04, 2017

Attachments

np3-17-18-week-1-bulletin
8th-science-syllabus

Class Folders