Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

FC / AFAHS

July 2017

Goo Day,

Introductions - Fold your paper corner to corner. Students complete the paper in the following manner:

  1. Complete name (First/Last name)

  2. Share 1 or 2 phenomenal things about yourself

  3. Learning style - share the way in which you enjoy learning 

  4. Access the link as you explore your learning style / http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml

  5. Write your identified learning styles and the percentages

  6. How does identifying your learning styles prepare you for your freshman year of high school?

  7. Share 2 things you love about math and 2 things you don’t enjoy about math.

  8. How do you perceive failure? Do you think failure is a part of your academic journey? Share two lessons you can learn from what the world calls failure. How can one benefit from failure?

  9. Develop a statement or mantra you can carry with you this freshmen year to help you be great.

  10. Write a mathematical plan for your freshman year include the following:

    a- your strengths in math

    b- areas you find challenging

    c- steps you will take when things get difficult

    d- a detailed plan for success / steps to ensure great math understanding

    e- Study Buddy - How can a study buddy increase your math knowledge your freshman year? Why might this interaction be beneficial?


June Middle School Science

Dear Families, Students are coming to the end of the school year, however; books, writing utensils, and paper are still needed daily. Please be so kind and remind your student to finish the school year strong giving 100% each day each class. The school year is not over yet and students must adhere to all rules, complete work, and behave appropriately.

6th Grade wk 6-3-19

The entire class of room 118 is in “Grade Recovery” for today’s quiz. Students viewed twi videos, engaged in discussion, and answered questions in their SN. Please ask your student to share their score with you. The max points were 10. The class had a difficult day in regards to behavior and academics all students are in grade recovery for “Classifying Plants Lesson Quiz”. Students must place new answers on a half sheet with the title, read/follow the directions carefully, provide the page & paragraph for each answer, and parent signature with contact number. Students will turn in during breakfast 6-4-19. Students who do not follow the directions will keep the score they have earned. Your support and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Title: YT- Plant Classification

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCck4niz5o


Title: YT- Plant Structure & Adaptation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGpPHrLF-5M

 

7th Grade wk 6-3-19

NGSS / Science / ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe / Interpret a model and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons ELA / CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2.D  Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Solar System Explorations / SGI

SGI = Students will determine how they want to share their understanding. Students will research and locate one additional resource using technology.

G1 / The Mysterious ‘Lakes’ on Saturn's Moon Titan

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-mysterious-lakes-on-saturns-moon-titan

G2/ Saturn’s moon Titan sports phantom hydrocarbon lakes

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/saturn-moon-titan-hydrocarbon-lakes

G3/ NASA on Planet hunting mission

https://newsela.com/read/nasa-newest-planet-hunter/id/42437/?assignment=11144287&classroom=3509548

G4/ Solar System PPT

https://www.southwoodmiddleschool.org/ourpages/auto/2014/8/26/52184776/The%20Solar%20System.ppt


Homework - Room 120/122 Due 6-7-19

Title: Newsela -Opportunity knocked on Mars, but Mars knocked it out

https://newsela.com/read/NASA-rover-bites-mars-dust/id/49600/?assignment=11123818&classroom=3509548


Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN and complete the quiz be prepared to share your score. You will summarize your knowledge in a summary, poster, or comic strip. Imagine 4th graders will read your finished work so make certain you are an awesome student scientist.

Rubric 100 = A

Summary - use your SWR all rules of writing apply, three paragraphs

Poster - title that grabs the reader’s attention, illustrations with captions, and “Did You Know” section, use your SWR, all rules of writing apply

Comic Strip - 10 frames, illustrations/captions, use your SWR, all rules of writing apply

6-11-19 Newsela / Title: Exploring the Planets Mercury

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-planet-mercury/id/25919/?assignment=11160615&classroom=3509548

Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN with the title. Complete the quiz and be prepared to share your score. NP- Write a three paragraph summary using the article and notes from today’s reading of the text.


Newsela Log in Information:

If you do not remember your UN/PW ask to see the class sheet. If you have no UN / PW use the link below, join, and use the Class Code with your class.

SGNJBZ

https://newsela.com/quickjoin/#/SGNJBZ


Science Explorations May 20-31, 2019

7th Grade


ESS1.B- The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons,and asteroids that are  held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them. ELA 7.2 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Homework -Study the weekend and be prepared for a quiz on Tuesday, answer all items in the text pages 52-61, and write 8 questions using your BTQ. You may only begin a question using the same word twice.

Bell Ringer - Title: History of Space Exploration

In preparation for today’s assessment make certain you have done the following:

  1. Read pages 52-61 and underlined key concepts in the text.

  2. Place notes in your SN.

  3. Answered all items in the text.

  4. Place notes for “Science of Rockets” in your SN following the format.

  5. Newesela - Complete all Newsela articles for Science related to the Solar System. You will read, place notes in your SN, complete the quiz as you prepare to share your score, and write a two paragraph summary on NP.

8th Grade

NGSS Science - Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed. The mass of an object is connected to movement of an object.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3 / Content related standard – Students use their science information to analyze text as they make connections to the different examples of potential energy that is stored and its connection to kinetic energy.

Directions- Read the article, place notes in your SN with the title, answer the quiz be prepared to share your score, and write a two paragraph summary. Use your BTQ and create 8 questions on NP for your peer to answer.

Newsela - Title: Scientists working on a cheaper solar panel / Newsela

https://newsela.com/read/solar-panels/id/1990/

Newsela - Title: In this race, distance isn't everything, it's the only thing / Newsela

https://newsela.com/read/gassavingcar-race/id/3782/?assignment=11093535&classroom=3465177

Newsela - Title: Pop quiz: French scientists study the physics of popcorn, savor the results / Newsela

https://newsela.com/read/popcorn-physics/id/7423/?assignment=11093728&classroom=3465177


View the video, take notes NP, and be prepared to write a summary sharing your understandings.

  1. Types of Energy and Energy Transformation - V

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d22Qg-Y3gXE

  1. Explain a joules. Draw the symbol that represents a joules.

  2. True or False - Energy is not needed for everything to happen.

  3. Explain work.

  4. What kind of energy is in place when one fires up the grill?

  5. How does energy change forms?

  6. Share four different kinds of energy. Identify the energy that allows us to hear sounds.

  7. Share three new things you learned from this video.

2.ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS - V

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8atIc3XixY

  1. Directions - Use your notes from your SN and NP to create 10 questions on NP titled, “Energy Transformation BTQ”. You will create an answer key on a seperate sheet of paper. You will only begin a sentence using the same word twice.

  2. Answer all items in the text pages 120-125.


Homework - Review all the items above as you prepare for your quiz Thursday 5-22-19.

Science Explorations Wk May 6-17, 2019

6th Grade

Science LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems:Organisms, and populations of organisms, are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving factors. LS 1A- All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multicellular). IS= Interactive Science

ELA-LITERACY RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.D Establish and maintain a formal style.


A. NP- Title: PPT - Protists - Directions - Carefully read the ppt as you take notes on the front of your paper do not skip lines. You will write a two paragraph summary using your SWR on the back of your NP.

https://www.houstonisd.org/cms/lib2/TX01001591/Centricity/Domain/5364/Protist%20ppt.ppt

Science LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems:

B. Title: Bacteria in the Cafeteria

https://www.amnh.org/ology/features/bacteria_in_the_cafeteria_game/

Read the directions, increase your understanding of bacteria, and follow directions. Can you solve all the riddles? How many did you solve? How did this activity increase your understanding/knowledge about bacteria? Share your own personal experience of bacteria in the cafeteria, kitchen at home, or at a restaurant.

C. Newsela - Title: A bug is making you miserable — is it alive?

https://newsela.com/read/flu-virus-bug/id/47714/?assignment=10980487&classroom=3509975

Read the article place notes in your SN with the title. NP- Write a two paragraph summary. Answer the quiz and be prepared to share your answers/score.

D. Newsela Title: New hand-washing tool prevents germs from spreading

https://newsela.com/read/hand-washing-germ-scanner/id/45774/?assignment=10980516&classroom=3509975

Read the article place notes in your SN with the title. NP- Write a two paragraph summary. Answer the quiz and be prepared to share your answers/score.



Homework - Due Friday May 10, 2019

  1. Use the notes you took from the PPT to develop your 12 questions using your BTQ. You will create an answer key on your own NP with the slide number to support the response of your peer.

  2. View the video, discuss with family, and place notes in SN. Write the title for each. Remember this all serves as a study guide for Friday’s test.

SN- Title: YT- Kingdom of Protista

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQdRVq0b9Bk

SN- Title: YT - Protists and Fungi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK7Ckmxxqds


7th Grade

ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems:

The planet’s systems interact over scales that range from microscopic to global in size, and they operate over fractions of a second to billions of years. These interactions have shaped Earth’s history and will determine its future.

ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.  Text = Interactive – Atmosphere and Space Science


What are tides?

A- The Tide Cycle

B- The Sun’s Role

Directions - NP - Title: What are tides? - BTQ / Develop 8 questions for your peer to answer using your BTQ. This will serve as a study guide. Share your notes with your family this eve. Remember to improve notes for homework as you prepare for Friday/Monday Test on Chapter 1 / Lessons 4-6.

Homework

Due 5-21-19

Title: History of Space Exploration

Homework -Study the weekend and be prepared for a quiz on Tuesday, answer all items in the text pages 52-61 History of Space Exploration, and write 8 questions using your BTQ.


7th Room 122 5-9-19

   Room 122 7th 5-9-19

  1. IS ( Interactive Science) Directions - Read “Earth’s Moon” pages 32-35 underline key details in the text. Answer all items in the textbook. Write a two paragraph summary.

https://www.southwoodmiddleschool.org/ourpages/auto/2014/8/26/52184776/Tides%20PP.ppt

  1. Title: Tides- PPT / Read, take notes in your SN and create 10 questions using your BTQ on NP.

  2. Write a two paragraph summary.

           Newsela Articles

 Title: What causes tides in the ocean?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-tides-ocean/id/26285/

Directions - Read the article, place notes in your SN, create 8 questions for your peer to answer using the BTQ on NP. Complete the quiz be prepared to share your score. Complete the writing prompt in your SN with the title.

Title: YT- How does the moon cause tides?

Directions - View the video, take notes, and develop 8 questions using your BTQ for your peer to answer. You must prepare an answer key on another sheet of paper that you will keep with you. This will serve as a study guide for your upcoming assessment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm7T1Etl2XY

Improve your notes for Friday’s Test. Review your SN and improve all notes for Chapter 1 Lessons 4-5.


SGI Room 120/122 “Earth-Moon-Sun”

Title: Directions - Work with your team to create one of the following (poster, book, or brochure) to deepen your understanding “Earth, Moon, & Sun”.

Rubric = A= 100 points

All students will receive a group score and individual points based on your work performance in your SGI.

1.Develop 10 questions on the front of NP using your BTQ. You may only begin questions with the same word twice.

2.Write the answer key on the back providing page/paragraph.

3.Write a three paragraph summary highlighting the section main concepts using your SWR.

4.All documents must include illustrations with captions.

5.Provide 3 additional websites that can help your class deepen their understanding. (gov/ edu/org) . Your group may provide a video, slide share/ppt (power point) or document.

6. Share 3 connections to the NGSS standard using the information in your SGI.

G1 Title The Sky From Earth pages 5-9

G2- Earth in Space pages 10-17

G3- Gravity -Motion & Phases - Eclipses

G4- Tides - Earth’s Moon


Homework -

Due 5-10-19

Students without a device or internet at home are to get a chrome book from Mrs. Gale during lunch/recess. Students will have Wednesday and Thursday to use devices in school. All homework is due at the beginning of class Friday. Place all work on the chrome book cart as you enter.

Newsela - Title: What causes tides in the ocean?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-tides-ocean/id/26285/

Directions - Read the article, place notes in your SN, create 8 questions for your peer to answer using the BTQ on NP. Complete the quiz be prepared to share your score. Complete the writing prompt in your SN with the title.


Title: YT- How does the moon cause tides?

Directions - View the video, take notes, and develop 8 questions using your BTQ for your peer to answer. You must prepare an answer key on another sheet of paper that you will keep with you. This will serve as a study guide for your upcoming assessment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm7T1Etl2XY


5-14-19 Room 120-122 Homework GR

Directions for the Newsela articles below must be placed in your SN with the title. Read the article, place notes in your SN, create 8 questions for your peer to answer using the BTQ on NP. Complete the quiz be prepared to share your score. Complete the writing prompt in your SN with the title.

  1. Title: SN - Newselea - Phases of the Moon

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-phases-moon/id/28021/

Read the article and place your notes on the same paper as your BR room 122.

 2. Title: Everyday Mysteries: Why don’t I fall out of an upside-down roller coaster?

https://newsela.com/read/loc-mysteries-roller-coaster/id/25044/?assignment=11066325&classroom=3509548

 3. Complete your homework that was due 5-10-19. All 7th grade students were given the weekend to enter GR to improve the zero they earned. Students were given time in class to complete.

                 Homework Due 5-14-19 at the end of class.

Students who didn’t turn in their homework Friday or Tuesday will have time today in class to complete. All students are in GR who have not turned in the work. These students currently have a zero this is your last chance to improve your zero.

4. Newsela - Title: What causes tides in the ocean?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-tides-ocean/id/26285/

Directions - Read the article, place notes in your SN, create 8 questions for your peer to answer using the BTQ on NP. Complete the quiz be prepared to share your score. Complete the writing prompt in your SN with the title.

5. Title: YT- How does the moon cause tides?

Directions - View the video, take notes, and develop 8 questions using your BTQ for your peer to answer. You must prepare an answer key on another sheet of paper that you will keep with you. This will serve as a study guide for your upcoming assessment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm7T1Etl2XY




8th Grade

Science Week 4-29-19

6th Grade

Science LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems:

1. Title: Bacteria in the Cafeteria

https://www.amnh.org/ology/features/bacteria_in_the_cafeteria_game/

Read the directions, increase your understanding of bacteria, and follow directions. Can you solve all the riddles? How many did you solve? How did this activity increase your understanding/knowledge about bacteria? Share your own personal experience of bacteria in the cafeteria, kitchen at home, or at a restaurant.

2. Newsela - Title: A bug is making you miserable — is it alive?

https://newsela.com/read/flu-virus-bug/id/47714/?assignment=10980487&classroom=3509975

Read the article place notes in your SN with the title. NP- Write a two paragraph summary. Answer the quiz and be prepared to share your answers/score.

3. Newsela Title: New hand-washing tool prevents germs from spreading

https://newsela.com/read/hand-washing-germ-scanner/id/45774/?assignment=10980516&classroom=3509975

Read the article place notes in your SN with the title. NP- Write a two paragraph summary. Answer the quiz and be prepared to share your answers/score.


7th Grade Homework due May 3, 2019

  • Title: Track of Time Homework You will complete  “Research It”. You will identify the calendar you selected & share the 3 websites you used.  

  • Read the article on page 40 as you answer the questions in your SN. Title: Keeping Track of Time

    • Why do you think early people chose to use the sun and moon to help measure time?

    • What type of yearly events might be recorded on an early calendar?

8th Grade

Title: SGI Energy   Room 123 / 8th grade/   Week 4-29-19 SGI= Small Group Instruction – View the site, discuss with your group.  Students in all groups will complete the items in bold print and the items associated with each link. Write a one paragraph summary sharing how energy was used/captured. You and your team will create 12 questions for your peers in another SGI to answer. Create an answer key on another sheet of paper as you will be prepared to assist students. Write the letter and title for your BTQ questions you have created. **Stars will complete one paragraph summary and create 6 questions. Stars will serve as the news reporter for their SGI.

A. Title: Amusement Park Physics / Design your own roller coaster. Smitherson, A. Williams, S. Tyler, T. Brooks, K. Collins  Benson Connor

http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/parkphysics.html

 

A.

1. How do you think a roller coaster works? Explain the kinds of energy that being used.

2. Explain the purpose of friction wheels.

3. Explain the advantages & disadvantages of wooden and steel coasters.

4. Do you prefer a high hill or medium hill when you first ride a coaster? Why?

5. What will be the height of the first hill?

6. Explain the energy that occurs at the top of a hill versus the bottom of the hill as one rides the coaster.

B. Read about the history of coasters and write 5 questions using your BTQ.

C. Poster= Draw a roller coaster that explains all you have learned about how it works and the energy that is distributed. Work in teams of two remember a 4th grader will receive your poster with explanations.

B. Title: Newsela - Everyday Mysteries: Why don’t I fall out of an upside-down roller coaster?

Childs, Bonslater , V. Williams, C. Rowe, Womack

https://newsela.com/read/loc-mysteries-roller-coaster/id/25044/?assignment=10946753&classroom=3465177

1. Answer the quiz and be prepared to share your responses. Share evidence with your team to support your responses.

2. Create poster working in pairs that shares the connections of potential energy to kinetic energy.

3. Why don’t you fall out of an upside-down roller coaster?

C. Title: Energy Capturing Bike = Amplify – Allen, Moore, Bey, Mekaki, Elzy, Roberts

https://apps.learning.amplify.com/curriculum/#/unit/8a31e0f9506c8fa20151aba2eb020cef:2018-2019/cardstack/8a31e0f9506c8fa2015236e6ac4a2f43/8a31e0f9506c8fa2015231f17973284a/8a31e0f9506c8fa2015236cc1f092e4d?cardKey=8a31e0f9506c8fa2015236e8f9f12f63

Directions – Return to Amplify page 47 as you complete “Part 2”.

1. How does the system you read about transfer and convert energy to make a generator move?

2. Do you think this system would be a good solution for the reuse team? Why or why not?

3. Explain what you learned that was new from this text.

4. Explain the energy that is used with this type of bike.

5. Would you like to own a bike like this one day? Why?

D. Title: Energy Capturing Back Pack = Amplify – Bonner, Roberstoson, Daniel, Singleton, McCullen, Thompson,

 

https://apps.learning.amplify.com/curriculum/#/unit/8a31e0f9506c8fa20151aba2eb020cef:2018-2019/cardstack/8a31e0f9506c8fa2015236e6ac4a2f43/8a31e0f9506c8fa2015231f17973284a/8a31e0f9506c8fa2015236cc1f092e4d?cardKey=8a31e0f9506c8fa2015236e8f9f12f63

1. Explain the benefits of this backpack.

2. Explain the conversion of energy that takes place.

3. Would you like to own a backpack like this one day? Why?

4. How could this backpack be improved?

8th Extra Credit Homework - The Green Machine

NP - Title: SM - The Green Machine

This is due 5-10-19

Directions- View the video, take notes, and be prepared to answer questions.

This video is from 2006.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMmkkmZojq8

Extra Credit Homework - Explore ways in which the city of Chicago is green. Provide 3 websites and specific details. Imagine your information will be used as a guide for green visitors in our city. These persons would want to visit places in the city that are using practices to be a sustainable city. List the location, how this space is sustainable, and how it improves the city for all residents.


Science Explorations April 8-26, 2019

6-8 Science Extra Credit = 10 points / Due 4-26-19

NP - Read the article place notes in your SN, complete the quiz be prepared to share your score, and answer all 10 items below. This is due 4-26-19 no late assignments will be accepted this is extra credit.

Title:Newsela Nipsey Hussle

https://newsela.com/read/nipsy-hussle-eritrean-americans/id/50916/?assignment=10850162&classroom=3465177

  1. Which word goes with "express"?             Capture economy

  2. Which sentence is an example of the word "capture"?

a-Darren could not understand what it was like to be a soldier in World War II.

B- The movie communicated what it was like to be a soldier in World War II.

   3. Which word goes with "a country's wealth"?      Capture economy

   4. Which sentence is an example of the word "economy"?

       A- Many men and women in Los Angeles work for the movie studios.

       B- Many men and women in Los Angeles moved there from other cities.

   5. Which word goes with "welcomed"?    Embraced narrative

   6. Which sentence is an example of the word "embraced"?

       A- The band gladly let Sydney join as their new guitar player.

       B. Sydney hopes she can join her friends’ band this year.

  7. How can the life of Nipsy Hussle inspire you to greatness?

8. Why do you think so many across the world were saddened by his death?

9. Share three essential elements of the article that impacted you personally as you read.

10. Write one paragraph to share your thoughts remember to use your SWR.




6th Grade wk 4-8-19

4-8-19  LS1.A: Structure and Function: All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multicellular). (MS-LS1-1)

ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table) .

A. NP - Science World - Title: Computerized Communication / Directions - Read directions carefully, place your responses on NP, and do not write on the handout.

B.Science/Writing - Title: SW- Eroding Away

Directions:

  1. NP- Read the article, use bullets to identify the key details, on the front of the paper.

  2. On the back of the paper use your notes to develop your 2 paragraph summary.

  3. NP - Title: Eroding Away - Create 10 questions using your BTQ page 3 only.

    C. Title: Newsela - Health - New hand-washing tool prevents germs from spreading

https://newsela.com/read/hand-washing-germ-scanner/id/45774/?assignment=10594605&classroom=3509975

Directions -

A- Read the article and place notes in your SN with the title.

B- Complete the quiz and be prepared to share your score when asked.

C- SN- Write a short paragraph that explains the central idea of the article. Use at least two details from the article to support your response.

D - NP- Write a two paragraph summary on the front.

E - NP - Create 10 questions using your BTQ on the back of NP for the summary.


8th Grade wk 4-8-19

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy: Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed. (MS-PS3-1)  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  1. Science World

Title: SW- Computerized Communication

Stars - Complete 1, 4, and 5 on your notebook paper. Directions - Read the directions on your handout carefully, reread the article that begins on page 8, and answer all items on your NP. Do not write on the handout.

** Title: HW- CC - 5 / Directions - Write down number 5 & complete number 5 and turn it in on Friday. Amplify - Complete page 37 in the textbook. You will annotate the article in the software. Due 4-12-19.

2. Amplify - p. 34-36 place your answers in your textbook.  

3. Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) Tutorial

Directions- You will access the link below, carefully read, work independently, and do your best. The district 8th grade assessment is Thursday 4-11-19.

https://teach-isa.ileducates.org/tutorial


4.

Title: Newsela - Issue Overview: Solar energy

https://newsela.com/read/overview-solar-energy/id/21123/?assignment=10754263&classroom=3465177

Directions:

a-Read the article carefully place notes in your SN with the title.

b- SN- Answer the item below using your SWR as you write 1 paragraph to answer.

What search terms might you use to conduct more research to understand some of the topics in this article better? What would you hope to learn in your research?

c- Complete the quiz and be prepared to share your results.

d- Write a two paragraph summary on NP on the front.

e- Create 10 questions for your peer to answer using your BTQ on the back. Use the same paper NP as the summary.

5.

Title: Newsela - No sun, no problem: New solar panels derive power from raindrops

https://newsela.com/read/rain-solar-panel/id/41343/?assignment=10813067&classroom=3465177

A-Read the article carefully place notes in your SN with the title.

B. Use your SWR as you answer in your SN.

Write a short paragraph that explains the central idea of the article. Use at least two details from the article to support your response.

C- Complete the quiz and be prepared to share your results.

D- Write a two paragraph summary on NP on the front.

E- Create 10 questions for your peer to answer using your BTQ on the back. Use the same paper as your summary.



Week of March 26- April 4, 2019

6th Grade

Science   LS1.A: Structure and Function: All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multicellular). (MS-LS1-1) ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table)  

3-29-19

NP- Title: SW- “Push to the Finish”

A. Directions -

  1. Read the article, take notes on your NP do not skip lines on the front. Article title, “Push to the Finish” page 8.

  2. You will write a two paragraph summary on the back using your SWR.

  3. Grade Recovery = GR / Bacteria

B. Directions - View the slides, take notes on the front of your NP do not skip lines. You will then use your notes as you write a two paragraph summary on the back of the same paper.

1.NP - Title: GR-Bacteria Notes

2.NP - Title: GR- Bacteria Summary

http://www.handsonclassrooms.org/files/MO/Science/introduction_to_bacteria_MO.ppt

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Science   LS1.A: NGSS

Structure and Function: All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multicellular). (MS-LS1-1) ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table)  


A. Title: WTTW- How long do cold and flu viruses stay contagious on public surfaces?

Directions: Read carefully and begin. A walk by will occur when the timer sounds. Your article must be read, notes in your SN, and a two paragraph summary on NP. Notes on the front do not skip lines and the summary on the back. Remember to use your SWR.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/how-long-do-cold-and-flu-viruses-stay-contagious-on-public-surfaces

B. Create a poster use the resources and notes about germs, viruses, and microbes.

Include the following:

1- Heading

2- Title

3- Title that grabs the reader's attention

4- Explain how a virus and bacteria differ

5 - Explain how a virus impacts the human body

6 - Explain how the discovery of the Mimivirus influenced scientists’ ideas about viruses.

7- How does the article develop the idea that scientists have made progress treating viral illnesses?

8- New Explorations- Share 4 new things you learned from reading this article.

9- Use your SWR

C. Newsela - NP - Title: What is a virus?

Directions - Read the article, take notes using bullets as you identify key concepts, do not skip lines, and place your two paragraph summary on the back.

https://newsela.com/assignment/10652670/?classroom_id=3509975&return_url=/pro-binder/assignments?classroom_id=3509975

Directions- You will read the informational text at both sites as you place notes in your SN do not skip lines. On NP you will place a heading/title write a comparative analysis. You will compare a germ and E coli.

D. Title: What are germs? / Kid’s Health

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/germs.html

E. Title: E coli / Kid’s Health

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/ecoli.html?WT.ac=k-ra




8th Grade

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy: NGSS

Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed. (MS-PS3-1)  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Newsela

Directions - Read each Newsela article, take notes, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary. You will develop 8 questions for each article with the title on NP for your peer to answer. Do not skip lines use the link below page 3 to create your questions.

Homework - Due 3-29-19

Directions - NP - You will turn in your notes on the front and your two paragraph summary on the back. You will place the questions you develop on a separate sheet of NP for your peer to answer Friday. You will complete these assignments for articles 1 and 2.


1. NP - Title: Newseal - U.S. extends wind power permits as green energy and conservation clash
https://newsela.com/read/energy-eagles/id/2130/?assignment=10506893&classroom=3465177


2. NP- Title: Newsela -Trump and EPA to pull the plug on Obama's Clean Power Plan
https://newsela.com/read/obama-climate-plan-trump/id/36217/SN-

3. SN- Title: Newsela -Tapping into the power of the Yellowstone Supervolcano
https://newsela.com/read/Yellowstone-supervolcano-energy-source/id/45334/


4. SN- Title: Newsela -No sun, no problem: New solar panels derive power from raindrops
https://newsela.com/read/rain-solar-panel/id/41343/


5. NP- Title: PBS- ML /A Never-Ending Supply
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvel.sci.tech.supply/a-never-ending-supply/


7th Grade

ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System: The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them.

ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Homework Rm 122/ Due 3-28-19

Title: SM - The Moon Questions

1.In comparison to the Earth, how big is the moon?

2. What are the “light patches” on the lunar surface? What are the “dark patches?”

3. Who was the first astronaut to set foot on the moon? What famous quote is attributed to him?

4. How many Apollo astronauts have walked on the moon?

5. Write a one paragraph summary.

6. Create 5 questions for your peer to answer using yuour BTQ.


Newsela 3-26-19 7th Grade

Directions- The title of your assignment is the title of the article. View the video, place notes in your SN, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary on NP. Develop 10 questions on NP using your BTQ. Do not write the answers to your questions do not skip lines.

A. Title: Newsela - Mars gets first U.S. visitor in years, a three-legged geologist

https://newsela.com/read/mars-gets-first-visitor/id/47674/?assignment=10725955&classroom=3509548

B. Title: How Our Solar System Formed: A Close Look at the Planets Orbiting Our Sun

https://newsela.com/read/BHP-U4-1-solarsystem/id/3629/?assignment=10694113&classroom=3509548



Week 3-18-19 Science Explorations

SCIENCE WRITING RUBRIC / PEER EDIT RUBRIC

SWR- Science Writing Rubric / Use the rubric to answer open ended questions and/or write paragraphs.

1.        Indent

2.        Complete sentences

3.        Clear and concise sentences

4.        Restate the questions

5.        Don’t begin sentences with conjunctions

6.        Answer the questions you were asked

7.        Answer with key details

8.        Support your answers with evidence

9.        Check your work

10.     Only produce excellent work

Peer Edit Rubric- Captains keep your teams on task.

1.        Maintain eye contact, use inside whisper voices, and remain focused

2.        Share information about peer’s work in a respectful manner

3.        Accept the help or redirection of your peers without being frustrated

4.        Check to see if the directions were followed

5.        Check the answers of your  peers to clarify asking questions

6.        Ask peer to provide evidence to support their response

7.Give suggestions to peers to improve their work

ANNOTATING

NP- Directions - Read the article, annotate on NP using a minimum of 4 of the key concepts from your notes. Remember we identified the following concepts for annotating this week:

  1. Add notes or comments

  2. Highlight unknown words to define later

  3. Summarize - share the central idea of the text in your words. Imagine you are explaining the central idea of the article with family.

  4. Develop and write questions - You can use the link below to assist in the creation of your questions.

    https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

  5. Add information or facts - You may include additional information from your text, notes, or prior knowledge.

  6. Add your own connections to the text - How do you connect to the text? How is this information similar to an experience in your life? How is this information reminiscent to something you have read in the past?  

8th Grade

NGSS - PS3.A: Definitions of Energy: Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

NP-Science World

Select two articles from the magazine,

Page 1 =take notes for each & write the title

Page 2 =write a three paragraph summary.

P1- summary of first article

P2- summary of second article

P3- compare & contrast both articles

Back of Page 2 - Develop 5 questions for each article you read for your peer to answer.

Questions Prompts - Bloom's Taxonomy  
This link is used to assist in the development of your questions. Use page 3 only.
https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

Newsela - Energy

Directions - Read each Newsela article, take notes, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary in your SN. You will develop 8 questions for each article with the title on NP for your peer to answer. Do not skip lines use the link above page 3 only to create your questions.

 

Directions - Read each Newsela article, take notes, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary. You will develop 8 questions for each article with the title on NP for your peer to answer. Do not skip lines use the link below page 3 to create your questions.

1. NP - Title: Newseal - U.S. extends wind power permits as green energy and conservation clash
https://newsela.com/read/energy-eagles/id/2130/?assignment=10506893&classroom=3465177


2. NP- Title: Newsela -Trump and EPA to pull the plug on Obama's Clean Power Plan
https://newsela.com/read/obama-climate-plan-trump/id/36217/SN-

3. SN- Title: Newsela -Tapping into the power of the Yellowstone Supervolcano
https://newsela.com/read/Yellowstone-supervolcano-energy-source/id/45334/


4. SN- Title: Newsela -No sun, no problem: New solar panels derive power from raindrops
https://newsela.com/read/rain-solar-panel/id/41343/


5. NP- Title: PBS- ML /A Never-Ending Supply
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvel.sci.tech.supply/a-never-ending-supply/


7th Grade

ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System: The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

3-21-19

  1. Complete page 27-28 on NP. Remember to use the resources to assist with your writing= SWR.

  2. Amplify - Access Lesson 2.3 look at the digital tools on the right of your screen. View and listen to the video if you have ear buds. If you don’t have earbuds view and read the captions.

  3. Complete page 27 on your NP with title you must use 5 of the words from the bank.

Homework A / Complete the homework it is due and must be submitted 3-21-19 by 11:30 am room 122. You will place your responses in the Amplify software.

Newsela - Title: How Our Solar System Formed: A Close Look at the Planets Orbiting Our Sun

https://newsela.com/read/BHP-U4-1-solarsystem/id/3629/?assignment=10694113&classroom=3509548

Directions - Read and annotate the article in your SN. You will complete the quiz and writing prompt place this prompt in your SN. You will use the Bloom’s Taxonomy pdf to create 8 questions from page 3.

Questions Prompts - Bloom's Taxonomy  
This link is used to assist in the development of your questions. Use page 3 only.
https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

Homework B /- Complete incomplete items below for homework due 3-22-19 Friday.

Amplify - Directions- View both videos as you answer page 29 in your SN. You will answer page 31 in Amplify. Answer page 32 on NP title: Stream Table Observations: Testing an Idea.

SN- Title: Stream Table - Water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q52hEv1tnWY

SN- Title: Stream Table - Wax

https://apps.learning.amplify.com/curriculum/#/unit/8a80818e4c988f53014d9222817c046b:2018-2019/lesso


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NP - Title: YT- Mars  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr7ShbG231U

  1. Explain the moon’s on Mars.

  2. Explain the rotation of Mars.

  3. 1877 - Explain the channels on planet Mars.

  4. Explain in scientific terms the color on Mars.

  5. How does the atmosphere on Mars compare to the atmosphere on Earth?

  6. How many orbiters circle Mars? Why are they important?

Title: Exploring Our Solar System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6nLM2QlWw

Title: Venus - Ducksters

Directions - Read, place notes in your SN, and share with your family. You will take the quiz at the site to evaluate your understanding regarding the planet Venus.

https://www.ducksters.com/science/venus.php

Title: Explore the Solar System - All Planets

https://slideplayer.com/slide/11245444/

View this ppt to increase your understanding of the rocky planets you are currently studying.


A. Rm 120-122 /

Amplify- https://apps.learning.amplify.com/curriculum

  1. Return to page 22, revisit all the information make certain you have included all 6 components of annotating in the software. Check your questions make certain they are in alignment with Bloom’s Taxonomy question prompts page 3 only.

  2. Open your text to page 26, carefully read the directions, and answer in the software.

  3. Revisit the school website for the SWR and annotating information. You must have 6 components for annotating the article, “Investigating Landforms on Venus”. Stars will include 4 of the 6.

  4. Complete page 27-28 in Amplify. Remember to use the resources to assist with your writing= SWR. Place your response for page 27 in your SN with the title. Answer page 28 in the software.

  5. Complete the homework it is due and must be submitted 3-21-19 by 9:00 am.

  6. Share all you are exploring with your family as you improve your notes.

6th Grade


NGSS Standard / Science   LS1.A: Structure and Function: All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multi cellular). (MS-LS1-1) ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table) 

1. NP- Title: Newsela - Louis Pasteur - Read the article, place notes in your SN, and develop 5 questions for your peer to answer.

https://newsela.com/read/bio-inventor-louis-pasteur/id/18998/

 2. Title: Microorganisms Reflections Amplify - Read and complete page 14 & 15.   

3. Title: Newsela -Experiment Central: Growing microorganisms in a petri dish   / Directions - Read and annotate the article. Create 8 questions for your peer to answer. Write a two paragraph summary.

https://newsela.com/read/lib-experiment-microorganism-petri-dish/id/37135/

4. Title: Viruses YT – Cause of a virus / Directions - Read and annotate the article. Create 8 questions for your peer to answer. Write a two paragraph summary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FqlTslU22s

5. Title: Newsela – What is a virus? / Directions - Read the article, take notes on NP, and create a poster titled, “Virus” . Include the following:

https://newsela.com/read/lib-convo-what-is-a-virus/id/29088/?assignment=10652670&classroom=3509975

Video - The links below were discussed in class. Students for homework should share their notes and explain both microbes.

Title: Bacteria – YT -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCn92mbWxd4


A. Title: Newsela – What is a virus?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-convo-what-is-a-virus/id/29088/?assignment=10652670&classroom=3509975

Directions - Read the article as you annotate on NP using all the 6 components. You will refer back to the school website.

B. Title: Viruses YT – Cause of a virus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FqlTslU22s

Title: WTTW- How long do cold and flu viruses stay contagious on public surfaces?

Directions - Read and place notes in your SN.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/how-long-do-cold-and-flu-viruses-stay-contagious-on-public-surfaces

C. Homework Due 3-25-19 

Create a poster use the resources/links provided about Virus’. Use your notes

Include the following:

1- Heading

2- Title

3- Title that grabs the reader's attention

4- Explain how a virus and bacteria differ

5 - Explain how a virus impacts the human body

6 - Explain how the discovery of the Mimivirus influenced scientists’ ideas about viruses.

7- How does the article develop the idea that scientists have made progress treating viral illnesses?

8- New Explorations- Share 4 new things you learned from reading this article.

9- Use your SWR

10- Colored illustrations with captions


3-11-19 Science Explorations 6-8

SCIENCE WRITING RUBRIC / PEER EDIT RUBRIC

SWR- Science Writing Rubric / Use the rubric to answer open ended questions and/or write paragraphs.

1.        Indent

2.        Complete sentences

3.        Clear and concise sentences

4.        Restate the questions

5.        Don’t begin sentences with conjunctions

6.        Answer the questions you were asked

7.        Answer with key details

8.        Support your answers with evidence

9.        Check your work

10.     Only produce excellent work

Peer Edit Rubric- Captains keep your teams on task.

1.        Maintain eye contact, use inside whisper voices, and remain focused

2.        Share information about peer’s work in a respectful manner

3.        Accept the help or redirection of your peers without being frustrated

4.        Check to see if the directions were followed

5.        Check the answers of your  peers to clarify asking questions

6.        Ask peer to provide evidence to support their response

7.Give suggestions to peers to improve their work

ANNOTATING

NP- Directions - Read the article, annotate on NP using a minimum of 4 of the key concepts from your notes. Remember we identified the following concepts for annotating this week:

  1. Add notes or comments

  2. Highlight unknown words to define later

  3. Summarize - share the central idea of the text in your words. Imagine you are explaining the central idea of the article with family.

  4. Develop and write questions - You can use the link below to assist in the creation of your questions.

    https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

  5. Add information or facts - You may include additional information from your text, notes, or prior knowledge.

  6. Add your own connections to the text - How do you connect to the text? How is this information similar to an experience in your life? How is this information reminiscent to something you have read in the past?  

8th Grade

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy: Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed. (MS-PS3-1)  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Directions - Read each Newsela article, take notes, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary. You will develop 8 questions for each article with the title on NP for your peer to answer. Do not skip lines use the link below page 3 to create your questions.

Questions Prompts - Blooms Taxonomy

https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

NP - Title: Newseal - U.S. extends wind power permits as green energy and conservation clash

https://newsela.com/read/energy-eagles/id/2130/?assignment=10506893&classroom=3465177

SN- Title: Newsela -Tapping into the power of the Yellowstone Supervolcano

https://newsela.com/read/Yellowstone-supervolcano-energy-source/id/45334/

NP- Title: Newsela -Trump and EPA to pull the plug on Obama's Clean Power Plan

https://newsela.com/read/obama-climate-plan-trump/id/36217/

SN- Title: Newsela -No sun, no problem: New solar panels derive power from raindrops

https://newsela.com/read/rain-solar-panel/id/41343/

NP- Title: PBS- ML /A Never-Ending Supply

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvel.sci.tech.supply/a-never-ending-supply/

Directions- View the video, take notes in your SN, read the tips, and answer the discussion questions.



7th Grade

ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems:

The planet’s systems interact over scales that range from microscopic to global in size, and they operate over fractions of a second to billions of years. These interactions have shaped Earth’s history and will determine its future.

ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.


Title: PBS-ML / Life Beyond Venus

http://www.pbs.org/lifebeyondearth/alone/venus.html

Directions- Read the article and place notes in your SN. On NP create 10 questions using page 3 of Bloom’s Taxonomy document.

https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

Amplify - p. 22-23 - Silently read and write your response in your SN with the title, lesson, and activity.

Newsela - Title:Exploring The Planets: Venus

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-planet-venus/id/33579/

Directions - Stars use 4 of the 6 key concepts. Read the article, annotate on NP using a minimum of 5 of the key concepts from your notes. Remember we identified the following concepts for annotating this week:

  1. Add notes or comments

  2. Highlight unknown words to define later

  3. Summarize - share the central idea of the text in your words. Imagine you are explaining the central idea of the article with family.

  4. Develop and write questions

  5. Add information or facts

  6. Add your own connections to the text - How do you connect to the text? How is this information similar to an experience in your life? How is this information reminiscent to something you have read in the past?  



Homework - Due Thursday 3-14-19 Title: Venus HW- Study Guide

Create a study guide for your peer to use for Friday’s test. Use the information from the links below and your Newsela document. You will include fun facts, 1 paragraph summary, and 10 questions using the Bloom’s Taxonomy Question prompt document.

https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

Newsela - Title:Exploring The Planets: Venus /

3-14-19 Directions- Read the article place notes in your SN, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary.

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-planet-venus/id/33579/

Title: Venus - Ducksters

Directions - Read, place notes in your SN, and share with your family. You will take the quiz at the site to evaluate your understanding regarding the planet Venus.

https://www.ducksters.com/science/venus.php

Title: Explore the Solar System - All Planets

https://slideplayer.com/slide/11245444/

View this ppt to increase your understanding of the rocky planets you are currently studying.



6th Grade

LS1.A: Structure and Function: All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multicellular). (MS-LS1-1) ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table)  

A. SN- Title: Louis Pasteur - Duckster -

Directions-Work with your SGI, read, identify key concepts, place notes in SN, and create questions using the Bloom’s Taxonomy doc on NP.

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/scientists/louis_pasteur.php

  B. NP - Louis Pasteur Microbes - Article

Answer the questions about Louis Pasteur on your NP. Title: Louis Pasteur – Microbes/ Article

1. List three of Louis Pasteur’s discoveries from which the world still benefits today. Explain how the world would be different without his discoveries.

2. How did Joseph Lister apply Pasteur’s findings?

3. Where is Pasteur buried?

4. When did Pasteur test the rabies vaccine on a human? Why was this essential to his research?

5. What subjects did Pasteur teach when he was a professor?

6. Who is Joseph Meister?

7. Which procedure invented by Pasteur is still used today to process milk and certain other food products?

8. What idea did Pasteur put an end to when he proved that organisms come from other organisms?

9. Which of Pasteur’s theories led to new standards of hygiene in hospitals? Why are these new standards essential in healthcare today?

Title: SS - Louis Pasteur

C. Title: LP - SS

Directions - Read each slide, share the key concepts every two slides, take notes on NP, and write a two paragraph summary.

https://slideplayer.com/slide/12935881/

D. Title: What’s Bugging You - pdf

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/L1.1

Directions-

  1. What is foodborne illness?
    2. What sorts of foods are "hotbeds" for foodborne pathogens? Why?
    3.Who is at highest risk for foodborne illnesses? Why?
    4.How do foods become contaminated?
    5.What are the four main types of microorganisms?
    6.What type of microorganism is the greatest threat to food safety?
    7.Name some foods that "good" bacteria are used to make.
    8.Under what conditions do bacteria thrive?
    9.What is the most important thing you can do to prevent foodborne illness?

10. Share two new things you learned from this reading.

E. Title: Newsela - Louis Pasteur

https://newsela.com/read/bio-inventor-louis-pasteur/id/18998/

Directions- Annotate the article on NP, complete the quiz, and create a poster.


Science Explorations Week 3-4-19

Science Writing Rubric / Peer Edit Rubric

SWR- Science Writing Rubric / Use the rubric to answer open ended questions and/or write paragraphs.

1.        Indent

2.        Complete sentences

3.        Clear and concise sentences

4.        Restate the questions

5.        Don’t begin sentences with conjunctions

6.        Answer the questions you were asked

7.        Answer with key details

8.        Support your answers with evidence

9.        Check your work

10.     Only produce excellent work

Peer Edit Rubric- Captains keep your teams on task.

1.        Maintain eye contact, use inside whisper voices, and remain focused

2.        Share information about peer’s work in a respectful manner

3.        Accept the help or redirection of your peers without being frustrated

4.        Check to see if the directions were followed

5.        Check the answers of your  peers to clarify asking questions

6.        Ask peer to provide evidence to support their response

7.Give suggestions to peers to improve their work

ANNOTATING

NP- Directions - Read the article, annotate on NP using a minimum of 4 of the key concepts from your notes. Remember we identified the following concepts for annotating this week:

  1. Add notes or comments

  2. Highlight unknown words to define later

  3. Summarize - share the central idea of the text in your words. Imagine you are explaining the central idea of the article with family.

  4. Develop and write questions - You can use the link below to assist in the creation of your questions.

    https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

  5. Add information or facts - You may include additional information from your text, notes, or prior knowledge.

  6. Add your own connections to the text - How do you connect to the text? How is this information similar to an experience in your life? How is this information reminiscent to something you have read in the past?  

8th

8th / Homework Due 3-11-19

Title: HW -Potential & Kinetic Energy

Directions- Use your notes from class titled, SM- Potential and Kinetic Energy. Read the pdf titled, “Kinetic & Potential Energy PDF” and take notes in your SN.  

http://btms.fortmillschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_57118/File/65.2%20Potential%20and%20Kinetic%20Energy.pdf

You may select option 1 or 2 for your homework that is due 3-11-19.

  1. Use your notes and write a three paragraph summary following your SWR.

  2. Use the link below page 3 to develop 12 questions using the question prompts in black font.

https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf


3-4-19

A. Questions - Energy Inventions -

https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

Directions- Place your questions on NP with a heading and title. Do not skip lines as you develop your questions. Access the link as you create 5 questions on your SN titled, “Energy Inventions”. Use the Evaluating and Creating Synthesis sections to develop your questions. Only use one question prompt per question.

Women’s History Month

March 1, 2019 begins “Women’s History Month” consider and research a women in history. This woman must have historical importance in the field of Science, Technology, or Engineering.

Access the links below to discover women in history in the fields of science, technology, and engineering.  You will present your information in a poster, book, or brochure. You must use the rubric to ensure a great score using one of the links below as one of your three digital resources. Due 3-15-19

Title: Celebrating Black Women Scientist

https://www.biography.com/news/black-female-scientists-black-history

Title: Women in History - STEM

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/women-in-stem

Title: 12 Women You Should Know

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/02/141616/famous-black-women-in-stem

Title: Lifewire Women in History - Technology (Video Games)

https://www.lifewire.com/women-in-history-of-video-games-729746

Title: Geek Girl (Video Games)

https://geekgirlcon.com/womens-history-month-women-in-video-games/

Title: Female Pioneers in IT

https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/information-technology/history-women-information-technology-6-female-computer-science-pioneers/

Title: Women in Technology - Hidden Treasure

https://www.insight-centre.org/content/women-technology-hidden-history

Title: Women’s History Project / Rubric 100 = A

Due 3-15-19 - No Late Projects Accepted - Students were given time in class to work on projects.

You may present information in the form of a brochure, book, or poster. You will use copy paper or construction paper. Do not purchase large or medium posters. Students who are typing the end project remember font size is 12 and font type (Times New Roman or Comic Sans) only.

Brochure - front and back

Book - 5 pages front and back

Poster - 2 pages

1.  3 different resources that end in .org, / .edu / .com  Do not use one more than once.

2.  Create a section with heading for each category

3.  Colored illustrations with captions

4.  DOB and/ or DOD

5.  Early Life: Information about their early life

6.  Educational information: Information about their early life

7.  Reflection: Why did you select this person? Why is their accomplishment essential to science, engineering, and or technology? How might this field be different without their accomplishment?

8.  Field Importance: Explain their importance in their field. Share any awards or acknowledgements

9.  Explain why they made history.

10.             Use your SWR – All rules of writing apply.

3-6-19 WHP

SN- Title: Women’s History Project - This morning you will face the window, work silently, and work on your project. You must have 50% of the rubric done before the timer sounds. You will also answer the questions about your project after the timer sounds.

  1. Who is the person you have selected for your project?

  2. Explain the area this person has historically impacted.

  3. Why did you select this woman?

  4. What personal lesson can you gain from her early life?

  5. How will share your research with your audience?

  6. Explain the characteristics of this person that contributed to their historical accomplishments.

  7. Share 3 interesting discoveries you have found about this woman during your research. List each with a numeral.

Amplify Article: Energy Inventions

This is independent you are working alone no peer partnerships. Return to your document in Amplify, re-read, make annotation improvements, as you prepare to develop questions.

Annotate -

  1. https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

  2. NP- Access the link as you create 5 questions on NP titled, “Energy Inventions”. Use the Evaluating and Creating Synthesis sections to develop your questions. Only use one question prompt per question.

6th Grade 3-6-19

NP- Title: Newsela -Experiment Central: Growing microorganisms in a petri dish   

https://newsela.com/read/lib-experiment-microorganism-petri-dish/id/37135/


1. Read the Newsela article and use all the key components to annotate the article.

2. Complete the quiz for the article and be prepared to share your score.

3. Write a two paragraph summary all rules of writing apply about the article.

4. Create 6 questions on NP with the title for your peer to answer.

7th Grade

  1. Read the instructions for today and begin. This is independent you are working alone no peer partnerships. Create 10 questions using the pdf. You may only use one question prompt for each one. You will only use information from Evaluating- Evaluation and Creating-Synthesis to develop your questions.

https://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/casei/5-02-Revised%20Blooms.pdf

2. Title: CC - Venus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFUgy3crCYY


SN- Directions - View the video, identify key concepts, use bullets, and write your notes.

3. Title: PBS-ML / Life Beyond Venus

http://www.pbs.org/lifebeyondearth/alone/venus.html


4. Amplify - p. 20 - Silently read and write your response in your SN with the title, lesson, and activity.  

Annotating

5. NP- Directions - Read the article, annotate on NP using a minimum of 4 of the key concepts from your notes. Remember we identified the following concepts for annotating this week:

  1. Add notes or comments

  2. Highlight unknown words to define later

  3. Summarize - share the central idea of the text in your words. Imagine you are explaining the central idea of the article with family.

  4. Develop and write questions

  5. Add information or facts

  6. Add your own connections to the text - How do you connect to the text? How is this information similar to an experience in your life? How is this information reminiscent to something you have read in the past?  

6. Newsela - Title:Exploring The Planets: Venus

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-planet-venus/id/33579/





Week 2-25-19 / Science Explorations

6th

LS1.A: Structure and Function: All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multicellular). (MS-LS1-1) ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table)

1. Title: PBS ML- Talking Bacteria -

Directions in your SN view video, access support materials, read the article, and complete discussion questions. NP- Write a two paragraph summary using your SWR remember all rules of writing apply.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/oer08.sci.life.gen.bassler/talking-bacteria/

2. Title: PBS ML - Antibiotics

Directions in your SN view video, access support materials, read the article, and complete discussion questions. NP- Write a two paragraph summary using your SWR remember all rules of writing apply.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/fln31.sci.life.bacteria/the-decreasing-effectiveness-of-antibiotics/


3. Complete page 5-6 in your text.

4. NP- Kid’s Health - Germs = GR= Grade Recovery

Directions - Visit the link below, use bullets to identify key details, and place them on the front of your paper. Do not skip lines. On the back use your notes to write your two paragraph summary. Remember you are in GR= grade recovery for Writing and Science.

Title: GR / KH -What are germs? -

NP- Kid’s Health - Germs

Directions - Visit the link below, use bullets to identify key details, and place them on the front of your paper. Do not skip lines. On the back use your notes to write your two paragraph summary. Remember you are in GR= grade recovery for Writing and Science and currently have two zeros.

Title: KH -What are germs?

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/germs.html

5. Amplify - Complete page 9 in your digital resources, use your SWR, reread each response, and once you are certain of your answer - Hand In. Research / Science Grade - Title: Reflecting About Microorganisms

You will log into your Amplify account silently with no assistance. Think about all you have learned regarding accessing your account.

https://apps.learning.amplify.com/curriculum



7th 3-1-19 / Science World Day

Science World - Directions- You will need 2 sheets of NP.  You must complete each in order they appear below or recieve a zero. Stars you will answer what is in parenthesis for each numbered item.

  1. Title: Was a drought to blame? On the back of the paper write a two paragraph summary.

Stars complete (3 of 5)

         2. Title: Energy Breakdown On the back of the paper write a two paragraph summary.

              Stars complete (3 of 5)

         

8th -

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy: Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed. (MS-PS3-1)  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

1- Title: PBS - Energy - Trebuchet

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hew06.sci.phys.maf.trebuchet/energy-transfer-in-a-trebuchet/

SN - Directions- View the video, read the background article, and answer the discussion questions. NP- Write a two paragraph summary.

2. Title: PBS - Energy - Roller Coaster

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.roller/centripetal-force-roller-coaster-loops/

SN - Directions- View the video, read the background article, and answer the discussion questions.

NP- Write a two paragraph summary.

3. Complete page 18-20 in your text. Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy

Access the digital tools in Amplify as you complete the pages. Carefully read and follow all directions.

4. Title: PBS - Projectile Motion

SN- Directions -Read the background article, and complete discussion questions.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hew06.sci.phys.maf.projmotion/projectile-motion/

5. Newsela - Science/U.S. extends wind power permits as green energy and conservation clash

Directions- Read the article carefully placing notes in your SN with the title, SN- Write a two paragraph summary, complete the quiz, and be prepared to share the results of the quiz.

https://newsela.com/read/energy-eagles/id/2130/?assignment=10506893&classroom=3465177


Homework Due 3-1-19

Title: PBS - Masses and Springs

Directions- SN- Directions- View the link, read the background article, and answer the discussion questions.

PBS- ML - Support Materials / Masses and Springs - SN- Read the article and complete discussion questions in your SN.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hew06.sci.phys.maf.springmass/masses-and-springs/

NP- Write a two paragraph summary.

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/masses-and-springs/latest/masses-and-springs_en.html



Science Explorations Week 2-19-19

6th Grade

7th Grade

7th Grade – Geology of Mars /Science -  ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System:The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them. (MS-ESS1-2), (MS- ESS1-3) CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

Amplify – Comparing Rocky Planet Cards – Visit the link below to assist your completion of pages 6-7.

file:///C:/Users/brgale/Downloads/GOM_Resource_Print_Materials_8-5x11.pdf

 

 

 

8th Grade

Science Explorations Week 2-11-19

6th Grade

Amplify Science - Access the link below, follow the directions carefully, and log into Amplify Science. View the link and check out your new science curriculum. SN- Title: Amplify Web - Directions- View the site share your discoveries in your SN. How will you use this tool outside of school to increase your scientific knowledge?

https://downloads.intercomcdn.com/i/o/100737666/1c68f0c6386f19e59a42e672/Screen+Shot+2019-02-01+at+2.07.29+PM.png

7th Grade

  1. Amplify Science - Access the link below, follow the directions carefully, and log into Amplify Science. View the link and check out your new science curriculum. SN- Title: Amplify Web - Directions- View the site share your discoveries in your SN. How will you use this tool outside of school to increase your scientific knowledge?

https://downloads.intercomcdn.com/i/o/100737666/1c68f0c6386f19e59a42e672/Screen+Shot+2019-02-01+at+2.07.29+PM.png

https://apps.learning.amplify.com/curriculum/#/yearoverview?subject=Science&programKey=1555a310-c345-4228-882d-31e98d554687

2-14-19 Room 120 / 122

Directions - NP - Read the articles, use bullets to identify key details, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary. This must be done for both articles.

Title: Newsela NASA rover discovers new evidence of organic material on Mars

https://newsela.com/read/mars-rover-makes-discovery/id/44179/?assignment=10348188&classroom=3509548

Title: Newsela / Largest-ever detection of liquid water has been found on Mars -

https://newsela.com/read/mars-ice-cap-water/id/45000/



7th Homework - Title: YT- Soil - Human Factors HW

** Stars- Select one below and place on NP with the title

  1. Write a two paragraph summary about the video titled, “YT- Soil - Human Factors”.

2. Write a two paragraph summary about Curtis Stone the urban gardener.

Title: Why Soil Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kZXulLobA8

  1. Write a two paragraph summary about today’s reading and video.

  2. The third paragraph is about Curtis Stone. Share the importance of his work. How can his work be used in your city? Why is this technology vital to agriculture?
    3. Visit the link to gather more information about the contributions of Curtis Stone.

https://theurbanfarmer.co/about-curtis/


Due Friday 2-14-19 Black History Project Homework / Room 120

Directions - Select an African American who has made essential historical contributions to the fields of science, technology, or engineering. I would prefer the person be someone who is alive today or was alive in the past 15 years. Follow the rubric carefully only the best work will displayed on the door of room 118 and the surrounding walls.

Rubric A =- 100%

  1. You must have a title that grabs the reader’s attention

  2. Complete name of the person you have selected

  3. Essential Historical Contribution (Why is this person a part of history?)

  4. Share information about their early life ( place of birth, parents background, interest, etc) = 1 paragraph

  5. Education (names of schools attended with major) = 1 paragraph

  6. Awards/Acknowledgements with the year it was obtained (share awards won, etc)

  7. Why did you select this person? How has their contribution impacted your life for the better? What did you learn from the life of this person? How can you transfer this information to your life? How did this person’s life and work inspire you?

  8. Share the links, books, etc you used to gather your data (links must be .org / .edu / .gov

  9. Use your SWR

  10. Colored illustrations and captions that explain in detail the illustrations

8th Grade

2-11-9  PS3.A: Definitions of Energy: Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed. (MS-PS3-1)

Read the article, place notes in your SN, complete the quiz, and write a two paragraph summary in your SN.

Title: Newsela - Florida Girl

https://newsela.com/read/affordable-electricity/id/16757/?assignment=10374453&classroom=3465177

Title: Newsela - Interesting Things About Energy

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-energy-facts/id/28499/?assignment=10374553&classroom=3465177


GR= Grade Recovery - New Science Notebooks

All students were to have a new SN= science notebook today for the 3/4 quarter. Students must have a new science notebook or one with 90% of the pages blank. Students receive 5 points for having this tool and being prepared for the 3/4 th quarter. Students who did not have it today have earned a zero. They may present it to Mrs. Gale the next class period to earn 4 points. Students who do not have it next class period will keep the zero they have earned.

Science Week Feb 14, 2019 Grades 6-8

End of 2nd quarter = 2-6-19

Dear students and families due to the inclement weather last week this quarter has been extended two days. Today 8th and 6th grade entered grade recovery and were allowed opportunities to improve grades. Please view CPS portal. 7th graders will enter grade recovery on Tuesday.

6th Grade

MS-ESS2-5 Analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. W.6.1.D Establish and maintain a formal style. Text – Water and Atmosphere Chapter  4 – Weather

  1. Newsela - Title: Newsela - Climate Change

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-climate-and-climate-change/id/24135/?assignment=10341203&classroom=3509975

Directions - Read the article and place notes in your SN with the title. You must have 12 bulleted items representing key details. Write a two paragraph summary.

 2. Newsela - Title: Climate Change Government

https://newsela.com/read/trump-report-climate-change/id/47692/

Read the article and place notes in your SN with the title. You must have 12 bulleted items representing key details. List any unknown words you came across in the article.

 3. Newsela - Title: Antarctica needs humans

https://newsela.com/read/elem-antarctica-tourism/id/44276/?assignment=10341435&classroom=3509975

    Read the article and place notes in your SN with the title. You must have 12 bulleted items representing key details. List any unknown words you came across in the article.

 4.  Science / Writing - Title: Newsela Changes in Climate

How can natural factors cause climate change? Use the information from the articles, notes, and your text to write a three paragraph summary. Use your SWR to ensure great writing.

Due Monday 2-11-19 Black History Project Homework

Directions - Select an African American who has made essential historical contributions to the fields of science, technology, or engineering. I would prefer the person be someone who is alive today or was alive in the past 15 years. Follow the rubric carefully only the best work will displayed on the door of room 118 and the surrounding walls.

Rubric A =- 100%

  1. You must have a title that grabs the reader’s attention

  2. Complete name of the person you have selected

  3. Essential Historical Contribution (Why is this person a part of history?)

  4. Share information about their early life ( place of birth, parents background, interest, etc) = 1 paragraph

  5. Education (names of schools attended with major) = 1 paragraph

  6. Awards/Acknowledgements with the year it was obtained (share awards won, etc)

  7. Why did you select this person? How has their contribution impacted your life for the better? What did you learn from the life of this person? How can you transfer this information to your life? How did this person’s life and work inspire you?

  8. Share the links, books, etc you used to gather your data (links must be .org / .edu / .gov

  9. Use your SWR = Science Writing Rubric

  10. Colored illustrations and captions that explain in detail the illustrations.

2-8-19 Changes in Climate

6th Grade Homework - Study for Monday’s test titled, Changes in Climate. You should discuss with your family, revisit the videos, study, and improve your notes.

How does volcanic activity affect climate?

SN- Title: How volcanoes change the climate / Stars View and take notes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RleDV5tzIZo

  1. Explain what is meant by a year without a summer.

SN- Title: Causes of Global Warming- HI / Stars answer 1 of the 3 questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4H1N_yXBiA

Continue Monday - .51 seconds in to the video

  1. Explain the consequences of climate change.

  2. How is Greenland and Antarctica being impacted by global warming?

  3. How has the city of Chicago recently been impacted by global warming? Give specific details.

7th Grade

Room 120 / 122 Directions - Read each article, place notes in your SN with the title, complete the quiz, and write a one paragraph summary for each article. Title: CA- Biodiversity Summary - You will compare/contrast both articles on biodiversity on notebook paper using your science writing rubric.

Title: Newsela - Earth's biodiversity is disappearing, according to U.N. reports

https://newsela.com/assignment/10348001

Title: Newsela - Time is running out: New study shows ocean wilderness is disappearing

https://newsela.com/read/climate-oceans-humans/id/45015/

Title: Newsela NASA rover discovers new evidence of organic material on Mars

https://newsela.com/read/mars-rover-makes-discovery/id/44179/?assignment=10348188&classroom=3509548


Due Friday 2-14-19 Black History Project Homework / Room 120

Directions - Select an African American who has made essential historical contributions to the fields of science, technology, or engineering. I would prefer the person be someone who is alive today or was alive in the past 15 years. Follow the rubric carefully only the best work will displayed on the door of room 118 and the surrounding walls.

Rubric A =- 100%

  1. You must have a title that grabs the reader’s attention

  2. Complete name of the person you have selected

  3. Essential Historical Contribution (Why is this person a part of history?)

  4. Share information about their early life ( place of birth, parents background, interest, etc) = 1 paragraph

  5. Education (names of schools attended with major) = 1 paragraph

  6. Awards/Acknowledgements with the year it was obtained (share awards won, etc)

  7. Why did you select this person? How has their contribution impacted your life for the better? What did you learn from the life of this person? How can you transfer this information to your life? How did this person’s life and work inspire you?

  8. Share the links, books, etc you used to gather your data (links must be .org / .edu / .gov

  9. Use your SWR

  10. Colored illustrations and captions that explain in detail the illustrations

8th Grade

Directions- Click the link, and log into Amplify Science. Check out the site and share your thoughts in your SN this is number 2. What do you notice about this site? What did you find interesting? How do you think this technology with the text will increase your understanding?

Amplify Science - Log In Instructions

https://downloads.intercomcdn.com/i/o/100737666/1c68f0c6386f19e59a42e672/Screen+Shot+2019-02-01+at+2.07.29+PM.png


Newsela 8th Grade / Energy

Directions - Access the links below as you complete the power words activity place your answers in your SN with the title. You will complete the writing prompt and place this summary in your SN. You will then complete the quiz and be prepared to share your score when asked.

  1. Title: Energy/Matter / Atoms

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-atoms/id/29141/

2. Title: Newsela - What is energy?

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-energy/id/29112/?assignment=10335747&classroom=3465177

3. Science/ Writing - Title: HHE - Comparative Summary

Write a three paragraph analysis as you compare and contrast both articles in the first two paragraphs. The third paragraph you will share how this information relates to “Harnessing Human Energy”. Explain what you believe is meant by harnessing human energy. How does potential and kinetic energy impact our daily lives?

4. Title: PBS ML - The Future of Energy

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/26ede01b-a823-4b02-b912-538b8520e3d2/energy-basics-explore-more-the-future-of-energy/

Directions- Access the link, view the video as you take notes in your SN with the title. Click support materials, read the background article, and then read, answer in your SN each discussion question.

5. Due Friday 2-8-19 Black History Project Homework

Directions - Select an African American who has made essential historical contributions to the fields of science, technology, or engineering. I would prefer the person be someone who is alive today or was alive in the past 15 years. Follow the rubric carefully only the best work will displayed on the door of room 118 and the surrounding walls.

Rubric A =- 100%

  1. You must have a title that grabs the reader’s attention

  2. Complete name of the person you have selected

  3. Essential Historical Contribution (Why is this person a part of history?)

  4. Share information about their early life ( place of birth, parents background, interest, etc) = 1 paragraph

  5. Education (names of schools attended with major) = 1 paragraph

  6. Awards/Acknowledgements with the year it was obtained (share awards won, etc)

  7. Why did you select this person? How has their contribution impacted your life for the better? What did you learn from the life of this person? How can you transfer this information to your life? How did this person’s life and work inspire you?

  8. Share the links, books, etc you used to gather your data (links must be .org / .edu / .gov

  9. Use your SWR

  10. Colored illustrations and captions that explain in detail the illustrations

Science Explorations Jan 14-25, 2019

8th Grade

  1. Newsela - Title: The latest "flash drive" trend for teens is likely concealing nicotine

https://newsela.com/read/teens-juul-vaping/id/41939/?assignment=10132153&classroom=3465177

Directions- Read the article place notes in your SN with the title. Complete the writing prompt = Paragraph one. Write a summary for paragraph two on NP. Paragraph one = the writing prompt found in Newsela write it on NP and paragraph two which is your summary belongs on the same NP. You will complete the quiz I will come around and record your score.

2. Newsela - Title: PRO/CON: Should e-cigs be regulated just like cigarettes?

https://newsela.com/read/procon-ecigs/id/8077/?assignment=10132313&classroom=3465177

Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN with the title. Complete the writing prompt paragraph one and paragraph two write a summary. You will complete the quiz I will come around and record your score.

3. 8th 1-16-19 / Access the link below carefully read the directions below and complete all.

https://newsela.com/read/lib-how-fast-humans-run/id/41894/?assignment=10159410&classroom=3465177

Power Words – Title: Newsela / Title: How fast can humans run?

Directions – Write the title and complete the Power Words on NP. Skip a line and write a two paragraph summary of the article and complete the quiz. I will come around to check your quiz.

1. Which sentence is an example of the word "kinetic"?

The rope swung back and forth under the large oak tree.

The rock laid on the ground without going anywhere.

2. Which word goes with "not staying still"?

                Parameters   kinetic

3. Which word goes with "reach the highest you can go"?

         Segments            maximize

4. Which sentence is an example of the word "maximize"?

Scott wanted to do his best on the test, so he went to bed early and got lots of sleep.

Cary didn't care about his grades, so he played basketball and watched TV the night before the test.

5. Which word goes with "parts of something"?

                                 Segments          kinetic

4. Newsela - Title:Solar plane's flight around the world ignites charge for renewable energy

Directions - Place notes in your SN with the title for this article. Complete the quiz and write a three paragraph summary. Paragraph three share all you know about potential versus kinetic energy.

Use your SWR all rules of writing apply.

https://newsela.com/read/solar-plane-round-the-world/id/20101/activities/


5. Title: Different Kinds of Energy

Directions - Read the PPT place notes in your SN. You should be prepared to answer questions and write about your understanding.

https://www.polk.k12.ga.us/userfiles/608/Classes/27187/energy_forms%202017.pptx?id=241940


Smoking Poster -


Create a poster that explains how smoking can damage the lungs. Students were to complete in class; however; those students that didn’t complete in class will complete for homework. All posters are due 8:00 am 1-15-19.

Rubric 100 = A / Each poster must include the following:

1.   Identifiable information top left corner

2. Title that grabs the reader’s attention

3. Colored illustrations

4.   Captions for the colored illustrations

5. Details in paragraph form explaining diseases caused from smoking

6.Use of SWR all rules of writing apply

7. Vocabulary terms identified and explained

8. Share the importance of not smoking

9. Share how smoking affects different body systems

10. Neat and legible


6th Grade

MS-ESS2-5 Analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.  

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. W.6.1.D Establish and maintain a formal style.

Title: Key Concept Summaries / What causes climate? Directions - Students are in GR= grade recovery who would like to improve their score. The handout and summary is due during breakfast 1-15-19.

1.Place identifiable information on your handout.

2.Read the article as you underline key details. 3. On the back create a graphic organizer with bullets explaining the difference between weather and climate. Use bullets to identify four factors that affect temperature and three main factors that affect precipitation.

4. Write the response to the item on the bottom of the handout on notebook paper use your graphic organizer. All students are writing two paragraphs on notebook paper. Students wasted a lot of valuable learning time in class.

1-16-19 3. Title: What are climate and climate change?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-climate-and-climate-change/id/24135/?assignment=10112242&classroom=3509975

Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN, write a three paragraph summary on NP, and complete the quiz.


3. Title: What are climate and climate change?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-climate-and-climate-change/id/24135/?assignment=10112242&classroom=3509975

Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN, write a three paragraph summary on NP, and complete the quiz.

4. Title: Newsela The heat is on: Northeast U.S. expected to be warmer than planet as a whole

https://newsela.com/read/united-states-climate-threshold/id/25836/

Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN, write a three paragraph summary on NP, and complete the quiz.



7th Grade

7th Grade Families / Students should complete the Newsela assignment. This can assist your child in raising their Science grade the second quarter comes to an end 1-30-19. Due 1-18-19 Thank you for your assistance have a good evening. Mrs. Gale / Science 6-8

Students must take notes in their science notebook, write a two paragraph summary, and complete the quiz.

https://newsela.com/read/lib-overpopulation-how-many-people-world-sustain/id/43093/?assignment=10110265&classroom=3509548

 

Test 1-17-19 - Forest & Fisheries


Today in class students explored the following links. Please remember to engage your family in discussions this evening. You have a test on 1-17-19 - Thursday. You must have wonderful notes for Chapter 3 section 4.
 Title: Sustainable Forest- YT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cV8qFbTTig

  1. Explain sustainability.

  2. Explain sequester.

  3. How can forests combat global warming?

  4. Explain a carbon pump as it relates to forestry.


Title: YT- 5 Human Impacts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eTCZ9L834s&vl=en

  1. How are humans impacting ecosystems?

  2. How do the ecosystems of the world work hard for us daily?

  3. Predict the 5 Human Impacts we have on the environment.

  4.  Why is it essential that humans remain in balance with nature?

Title: BPS ML – Three Levels of Biodiversity – Launch the video, click the support materials, read the background article, and answer the discussion questions. Place all information on NP. Collect this assignment.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ketknh.sci.lifesci.threelevels/threebiolevels/

 

Title: PBS ML – What is biodiversity?  View the video and discuss. Compare and contrast the information in the text and video. Answer the questions below in your SN.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/stn15.sci.biol.biodiversity/what-is-biodiversity/

  1. How many species are estimated to be on Earth?

  2. How does Dr. Shahid Naeem describe biodiversity?

  3. Describe in your own words the examples of biodiversity Dr. Naeem discusses in this video.

  4. Why is the garden with 100 species of roses less diverse than the one with a rose, an orchid, and a sunflower?

  5. How would you define/explain biodiversity? (Ask students before and after activity… pre/post assessment

 

6-8 Science Explorations Week 1-7-19

6th Grade

1-7-19 MS-ESS2-5 Analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. W.6.1.D Establish and maintain a formal style.

Homework - Complete your “Storms-Summary Handout”. due 1-9-19. Carefully read the directions, improve your notes, discuss with your family, as you prepare for Wednesday’s test. You should revisit the links below as you engage your family in discussions.

A. Title: KA- Severe Storms

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/nova/clouds/v/severestorms

  1. Why are they called severe storms?

  2. How does temperature difference impact a storm?

  3. How does moisture impact a storm?

B. Title: Nat Geo - Tornados

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/101-videos/00000144-0a31-d3cb-a96c-7b3d903d0000

  1. Explain what air masses are in the vortex of a tornado.

  2. Which year had the most fierce tornado occur? Where did it occur?

  3. Explain the speed in the vortex of a tornado before it hits the ground.


7th Grade

Group 1 - Frazier, Patrick, Greer, Gibson, Lindsey

Summarize the information at both sites. Read the article or articles, complete the discussion questions, and be prepared to write a summary. Summary will include all you have learned from both links.

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/ozone-asthma.html

Title: EPA schools air water quality

https://www.epa.gov/schools-air-water-quality/healthy-schools-and-water-quality

Group 2 - Bayliss, Evans, E.Johnson, Jikeith McGraw,  Sipp, Amber

91D – Suppose a town wants to buy a polluted marsh on an abandoned factory’s land, clean up the marsh, and use the area as a nature center for the town.

Infer the two costs and two benefits of the town’s proposal.

PBS – ML - Pollution and the Environmental Movement

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/aml15.sci.env.pollution/pollution-and-the-environmental-movement/

Group 3- A. Wharton, Auber, C. Bonner, Jaytay, Brayden, Bishop

Determine the main idea pages 86-89.

PBS – ML – Air Quality Index

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/envh10.sci.life.eco.aqi/air-quality-index/

Title: Kid’s Health Asthma - Pollution

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/ozone-asthma.html

Group 4 - Terry, Garrett, Harris , Bryant  Jayla

Compare and contrast ideas from both text in paragraph form using your SWR. Write 2 paragraphs.

Title: Chicago Congestion Pricing

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/10/26/16549842/transportation-traffic-congestion-pricing

Title: Nova Population Campaign

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/population-campaign/

Title: Human numbers through time

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/global-population-growth.html


8th Grade

1-7-19  Science Standard= LS1 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. Writing 8.1 - Establish and maintain a formal style.

Independent- Directions - Select 1 of the 3 below to create a poster. On copy paper create a poster that informs a sixth grader. Due 1-8-19 during breakfast or receive a zero. All students were given 40 min in class to complete this assignment. There is no grade recovery for this assignment.

  1. Role of the Respiratory System

  2. Explanation of Breathing

  3. Gas Exchange

Rubric 100 = A / Each poster must include the following:

  1. Identifiable information

  2. Title that grabs the reader’s attention

  3. Colored illustrations with captions

  4. Details in paragraph form

  5. Use of SWR all rules of writing apply

  6. Vocabulary terms identified and explained

  7. Share the importance of the respiratory system

  8. Share how the respiratory system works with another body system

  9. Share how the body is a system of interacting subsystems

  10. Neat and legible

Homework - Revisit the links below, improve your notes, as you engage your family in discussions.

SM - Title: Breathing and Respiration- Viewed

https://safari.cps.edu/SAFARI/montage/play.php?keyindex=245786&location=local&filetypeid=81

YT- Title: Kid’s Health - RS-YT- Viewed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPdGQ-A_yM4



Week 12-17-18 Science Explorations - 6-8

6th Room 118  SGI

G1  Determine the main idea.
Title: PBS Weather Factors
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac17-k2-sci-ess-illookweather/a-look-at-weather-factors#.WYRvCTO-Lxu


Title: PBS ML - Reconstructing a Storm Interactive
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvcl.sci.int.recst/reconstructing-a-storm/


G2 - Draw conclusions from IT.
Use notes, text, and discussions to answer all items.

Title: PBS Media Learning Kid Meteorologist

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.kidmeteor/kid-meteorologist/


• What kind of data do meteorologists use to describe and predict the weather?
• Why is the weather likely to be clear and sunny when the air pressure is high, and wet and rainy when the air pressure is low?

G3 Compare and contrast claims
Severe Storms
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvcl.sci.earth.severe/clouds-and-severe-storms/


• How do clouds form?
• Name two types of severe storms.
• What three conditions do severe storms require?
• How does energy get transferred from Earth's surface into the atmosphere?
• What is “unstable air”? How does it contribute to the growth of a storm?

G4 Summarize IT

155C

Summarize the information.

Summarize how the Farmer’s Almanac forecasted the weather in years past.

Farmer’s Almanac – How is it used today versus years past.
https://www.almanac.com/content/2019-winter-weather-forecast


History of Farmer’s Almanac
https://www.almanac.com/content/history-old-farmers-almanac


Summarize how weather forecasting has changed over the years.

Science Exploration Projects - Week 12-18-18

6th Grade 12-18-18

Room 118  SGI
G1  Determine the main idea.
Title: Chasing Tornados

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.chasing/chasing-tornadoes/


Title: PBS ML - Reconstructing a Storm Interactive
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvcl.sci.int.recst/reconstructing-a-storm/




G2 - Draw conclusions from IT.
Use notes, text, and discussions to answer all items.

Title: PBS Media Learning Kid Meteorologist

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.kidmeteor/kid-meteorologist/


• What kind of data do meteorologists use to describe and predict the weather?
• Why is the weather likely to be clear and sunny when the air pressure is high, and wet and rainy when the air pressure is low?

G3 Compare and contrast claims
Severe Storms
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvcl.sci.earth.severe/clouds-and-severe-storms/


• How do clouds form?
• Name two types of severe storms.
• What three conditions do severe storms require?
• How does energy get transferred from Earth's surface into the atmosphere?
• What is “unstable air”? How does it contribute to the growth of a storm?

G4 Summarize IT

155C

Summarize the information.

Summarize how the Farmer’s Almanac forecasted the weather in years past.

Farmer’s Almanac – How is it used today versus years past.
https://www.almanac.com/content/2019-winter-weather-forecast


History of Farmer’s Almanac
https://www.almanac.com/content/history-old-farmers-almanac



Summarize how weather forecasting has changed over the years.



Directions - Read the article, take notes in your SN with the title, complete the writing prompt, and complete the quiz. Your SN will be checked and graded.


Newsela - Title: What is a tornado?

https://newsela.com/read/govt-NOAA-tornadoes/id/26804/?assignment=10015415&classroom=3509975

Newsela - Title: What is a hurricane?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-what-is-hurricane/id/22629/?assignment=10015399&classroom=3509975

Newsela - Title: Experiment Central: Thunderstorms and homemade "lightning

https://newsela.com/read/lib-experiment-storms-balloons/id/37027/

Newsela - Title: What causes lightning and thunder?   

https://newsela.com/read/lib-nasa-lightning-thunder/id/23268

NP - Directions - Include your responses in paragraph form a three paragraph summary titled, Storms - Newsela

1.Compare and contrast a tornado & hurricanes.

2.How are do these impact communities? 3.How can residents remain safe during these kinds of storms?

4. Why is it important to consider these storms serious?

5. Explain what happens during a lightning.




7th Grade / Ecology Project

12-13-18 Directions - Complete 1 and 2.

  1. Complete page 80 on your notebook paper titled, “Clothing that Fights Back”. Due 12-18-18

  2. Complete page 81 - Title: Trees Environmental Factories / Due 12-21-18

Topographical map of Chicago

http://en-us.topographic-map.com/places/Chicago-367594/

Aerial Photograph

http://www.aerialarchives.com/Aerial-Maps-of-Chicago.htm


  12-14-18 Homework due 12-17-18

   Title: NP Action Plan - Black Women Heart Disease

This weekend engage in discussions with the women in your family. You will share all you have learned about heart disease in black women. You may want to view the videos together and share your notes with your family. You will create a plan for excellent cardiovascular health. Discuss the factors that lead to heart disease and develop a plan of action to combat those things.

Title: YT- HD=    Heart Disease Black Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFKeSaceMw

Title: Black Women - HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIgx4Fly5LU


    

8 th - The Cardiovascular System Project

 Possible Research Topics - You will become a cardiovascular expert for the topic you select.

Possible websites to assist you in your research are as follows:

https://kidshealth.org/

https://www.heart.org/en

https://medlineplus.gov/howtopreventheartdisease.html


https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-disease-prevention/art-20046502

Possible Topics: Cardiovascular Diseases:

·  Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries)

·  Heart attack

·  Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias

·  Heart failure

·  Heart valve disease

·  Congenital heart disease

·  Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)

·  Pericardial disease

·  Aorta disease and Marfan syndrome

·  Vascular disease (blood vessel disease)

Additional possible topics:

Heart attack symptoms Black Woman

Diet and Heart Disease

Heart Disease Prevention

Heart Attack Symptoms Black Men

The best finished products will be placed on display in the hall in Jan 2019. Your finished work will serve as literature to help others make better choices. You will work in groups of 2 or work alone. You will work on this project in class and for homework. You may use Goggle docs to keep track of your research remember to share with partner / can edit. Create a book or poster to share your research with family & friends

 Due date 12-19-18

Today students will complete Items 1-3 in class due today when the timer sounds you may turn it in on notebook paper or share your google doc with brgale@cps.edu.

Rubric :

1.  Title that grabs the reader's attention

2.  6 information links ( .org / .gov / .edu)

3.  Detailed one paragraph summary of each link and why it was selected on a separate sheet of notebook paper

4.  Illustrations with captions

5.  Use your SWR - All rules of writing apply

6.  Explanation of your subject with specific details 3 paragraph minimum

7.  Share the current research that has been done on your topic in the last 5-10 years

8.  Share the link where you gathered this information

9.  How does the heart perform under these circumstances?

10.        Why is this information important to the public?

 

Science Explorations Dec 3-14, 2018

6th Grade

MS-ESS2-5 Analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.D Establish and maintain a formal style. Text – Water and Atmosphere

12-10-18 - Air Masses & Fronts

MS-ESS 2-5 6th Grade - Air Masses

GR = Grade Recovery - Students were given time in class to complete A and B.

A. Directions - Select one of the options below to explain air masses to fifth graders. Imagine all they will learn will come from your work. Read the rubric carefully to ensure you include all the items to earn an excellent grade. All students in grade recovery will have points deducted because it is late.

  1. Air Masses Poster

  2. Air Masses Summary

  3. Air Masses Book

Rubric 100% = A  / Students must include the following:

  • title that grabs the reader's attention

  • use of SWR - all rules of writing apply

  • colored illustrations with captions

  • detailed explanation of air masses that includes

  • 1. major air masses

  • 2. movement of air masses

  • 3. main types of fronts with explanations

  • 4. cyclones

  • 5. anticyclones


B. Title: GR- PPT - Air Masses and Fronts - View the link below, place notes in your SN, as you use this information to create questions for your peer to answer. Create an answer key on another sheet of paper.

https://lakeridgems.pwcs.edu/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=8116927

1.      Explain

2.      How

3.      When

4.      What

5.      Analyze the data

6.      Compare and Contrast

7.      Explain

8.      What

9.      Illustrate

10.  You get to decide how this question will begin.

C. SN- Title: Global Precipitation PBS ML - Directions - Access the link, view the video as you take notes in your SN, click support materials, read the background reading, and answer the discussion questions on notebook paper or write a two paragraph summary.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac17-68-sci-ess-globalprecipitation/global-precipitation/

  1. Describe annual mean precipitation across the globe. Why is the rate of precipitation so much higher at the equator?

  2. Why do you think there are “curls” of precipitation that extend to the northeast in the northern hemisphere and to the southeast in the southern hemisphere?

  3. Pick a continent and describe the relationships between where precipitation most frequently falls and the relative amount of vegetation on land.

  4. Why do you think there is relatively high precipitation on one side of islands or mountains?

Homework - Due 12-5-18

View A-C, discuss with your family, engage in discussions, and take notes in your SN. On notebook paper create 10 questions from letter D on notebook paper titled, “Understanding Weather Fronts”. On a separate sheet of paper create an answer key with the slide number that provides evidence to support your correct response. Due 12-5-18

A. Title: Floods - Nat Geo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PXj7bOD7IY


B. Title: Hurricanes Nat Geo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlXVikDkyTg

C. Title: Causes & Impacts of Floods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aep1SABtlO4


D. SN- Title: Understanding Weather Fronts PPT

Read the powerpoint carefully, take notes, and be prepared to share your understandings.

https://www.google.com/searchq=wearther+fronts+middle+school+ppt&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS774US774&oq=wearther+fronts+middle+school+ppt&aqs=chrome..69i57.10359j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#


12-5-18 Wednesday -

SN- Title: Global Precipitation PBS ML - Directions - Access the link, view the video as you take notes in your SN, click support materials, read the background reading, and answer the discussion questions. Use the following words to begin your questions:

  1. Explain 2. How 3. When 4. What 5. Analyze the data 6. Compare and Contrast

    7. Explain 8. What 9. Illustrate 10. You get to decide how this question will begin.

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac17-68-sci-ess-globalprecipitation/global-precipitation/


Directions - View, take notes, and answer questions.

Weather Fronts

  1. Title: NP - Title: Weather Fronts / Directions - View the video, take notes, and be prepared to answer questions carefully.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Ewqm0YHUI

 

2. Tite: NP - Title: Weather Fronts Explanations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkK4_F0VKhM

Homework Due 12-7-18 NP -

Room 118 Due 12-10-18 or keep the zero you have earned.

Homework due 12-10-18 “Types of Weather Fronts”.

Directions - Read the document and create 6 questions on notebook paper for your peer to answer. Students have been given “Question Starters” to ensure great inquiry. Questions must be reflective of sensational sixth graders. All students are in GR= grade recovery. Students completed in class no one earned all 6 points. Please discuss with your student the importance of following directions and exhibiting an excellent work ethic. Each questions must follow the format below.

  1. What

  2. Explain

  3. Why

  4. Compare and Contrast

  5. Where

  6. How

Room 118 - Only 3 students turned in their homework. The rest of the class is in grade recovery and have lost points for the assignment being late. All late assignments must be turned in on Monday or students will keep the zero they have earned. Please be mindful progress reports are due to go home on 12-14-18.

Directions - Select one of the options below to explain air masses to fifth graders. Imagine all they will learn will come from your work. Read the rubric carefully to ensure you include all the items to earn an A.

  1. Title: Air Masses Poster

  2. Title: Air Masses Summary

  3. Title: Air Masses Book

Rubric 100% = A / Students must include the following:

  • title that grabs the readers attention

  • use of SWR - all rules of writing apply

  • colored illustrations with captions

  • detailed explanation of air masses that includes

    1. major air masses

    2. movement of air masses

    3. main types of fronts

    4. cyclones

    5. anticyclones

7th Grade

Science Standard MS- LS 2-2/ Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.


Room 120 - Homework Due 12-11-18 Numbers 1-5 of the rubric due Tuesday.

Room 120 - Develop a rubric for the “Ecosystem Expert”. You will work in a peer partnerships in class to complete the other items on the rubric.

Rubric 100 - A

  1. Select the ecosystem you will research & explore

  2. Select the venue to show your understandings (5 paragraph summary, 5 page book, or 2 page copy paper poster)

  3. Title that grabs the reader’s attention

  4. 6 links that you used as a resource (.org/.edu/gov)

  5. Colored illustrations with captions

  6. Share the climate of your ecosystem

  7. Share the location of your ecosystem

  8. Share the animals that would be found in your ecosystem

  9. . Explain how the interactions among organisms in your ecosystem work together.

   10. Establish and maintain a formal style. All rules of writing apply.

   11. Create 10 questions that a 6th grader could answer from your work. Remember to begin questions with the following: How, Why, Explain, What, Where, Compare and contrast, and What would happen if / You may use the one’s underlined more than once.

  12. Create an answer key for your questions on notebook paper that you will attach to your work.


Homework Due 12-7-18 NP- Title: Hurricane Damage Summary

Do not number your paper the items below are to be answered in the body of your paragraphs. Write a two paragraph summary include the following:

  1. How does a hurricane affect an ecosystem?

  2. Why is it beneficial to fly through a hurricane?

  3. What can researchers learn flying through a hurricane?

  4. Why are animals moved before a hurricane strikes?

  5. How does this protect an ecosystem?

  6. Explain the importance of NASA engineers on the ground.

  7. How does NASA assist during a hurricane?

8th Grade

Science Standard - Science Standard= LS1 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. Writing 8.1 - Establish and maintain a formal style.

Bell Ringer - Title: Composition of Blood /  Revist pages 114-123, make certain all items are answered in the text, and improve or take notes in your SN following the format on the anchor chart.

  1. What does blood contain?

  1. Plasma

  2. Red Blood Cells

  3. White Blood Cells

  4. Platelets

   2. What is the role of Blood Types in transfusion?

  1. Marker Molecules

  2. Safe transfusions

  3. RH factor

  4. The Lymphatic System

WCI- Directions - View, take notes, and be prepared to answer questions in your SN title: Circulation - Answer each question in your SN.

1. Explain the function of valves.

2. How do arteries differ from capillaries?

3. Explain the components of plasma.


Directions - View, take notes on NP, and be prepared to answer questions and/or write a summary.

A. NP - Title: Blood Prt 1 - V

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQWlcSp9Sls

B.NP - Title: Components of Blood V

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsz2oEWbNmQ

C. NP - Title: Lymphatic System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7orwMgTQ5I

  1. Title: Composition of Blood  

Directions - Discuss your notes with your peer. Use all the information from your notes = Pre Write to develop your  3 paragraph draft. You will then use a different color ink to revise and edit. Homework - Write your final work = published piece due in the am during breakfast. Womack and Thompson will collect and bring to me 12-4-18 during breakfast all homework is due at that time. No late assignments will be accepted. Remember a 6th grader should understand the “Composition of Blood” from reading your summary.

12-5-18 8th Newsela


1.Title: Newsela - Explainer: What’s actually in our blood?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-convo-what-is-in-human-blood/id/35704/

Directions- Read the article carefully, place notes in your SN, and be prepared to write a two paragraph summary. You will complete the quiz and writing prompt below using your SWR.

Writing Prompt - What is the main science concept or process discussed in this article? Name the concept or process and explain it using three key details from the article. Conclude by giving an example of how this concept or process relates to your life.

2. Title: Newsela - Issue Overview: What to eat

https://newsela.com/read/overview-what-to-eat/id/20986/?assignment=9547714&classroom=3465177

Writing Prompt:

a)Pick a detail from this article. Explain how it helps you understand the bigger ideas in the article. Write out your answer.

b) Write a three paragraph summary of the article using all the steps in the writing process. You will turn in two sheets of notebook paper. Follow the format below which serves as your rubric.

  1. Page 1 - Prewrite / What to Eat - Use bullets to identify key details in the text. Remember these are phrases or fragments.

  2. Page 2  the back of page 1 - Draft - Take the prewrite develop your sentences for your paragraphs.

  3. Revise and edit using a red pen or red pencil directly on the draft

  4. Published work= Place this on a seperate sheet of paper remember this has no errors use your SWR and your writing process notes to ensure great work.

Title: Kid’s Health - Spleen & Lymphatic System

Directions- Read the article, place notes in your SN, create 10 questions and place them on NP. Your peer will answer the questions you have created.

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/spleen-lymphatic.html


Week Nov 19-30, 2018 Science Explorations Middle School

Week of 11-26-18

6th Grade

MS-ESS2-5 Analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.D Establish and maintain a formal style. Text – Water and Atmosphere

Homework- Clouds due 11-27-18 / Quiz on Clouds 11-28-18 notes only no text. Please encourage your student to begin studying today.

Students have learned the writing process and all the steps that are included. In class students engaged in discussion, viewed a video, answered questions, and took notes. Students will turn in the items numbered 1-4 in the am during breakfast or they have earned zeros. Please have your student share their earned score for numbers 1 and 2 below many students played and wasted time in class. Please remind your student of the rules for school. Poor behavior often leads to poor grades because students are not focused on the lessons or paying attention.

Homework - Clouds Essay - The Writing Process

Room 118 - Collect during breakfast the following:

  1. Part 1 and Part 2 notes (Completed in class)

  2. Draft (Completed in class)

  3. Draft with revisions and edit in a different color (Homework)

  4. Published 3 paragraph essay no errors (Homework)

During the first part of the video/discussion I molded for students note taking. The notes I took to model for students are below your student should have all these items listed in their part 1 of their notes which is also they pre-write.

Title: SM- Clouds – Notes Part 1

-     Clouds come in different sizes and shapes

-     Clouds inform us about the weather

-     Water droplets increase the size of clouds

-     19th century clouds were named

-     Clouds were given names based on size, shape, & location

-     Latin words were used to describe & name clouds

-     Names of 3 main types of clouds =

1.           Cirrus – highest clouds white a

nd wispy = A nice weather day

2.         Stratus- low in the sky & gray as they cover sky like a blanket= rain & snow weather (Latin= spread out)

3.         Cumulus- puffy clouds= cotton candy

(Latin= heap or pile) = nice weather

-     Alto in Latin= High

-     Clouds are a combination of different clouds

-     Clouds = water containers in the sky

-     A. What are the rarest and strangest clouds of all?  

Newsela - Title:From cloud nine to climate change, here's why you should look up

Directions - Log into your Newsela account, read the article and take notes in your SN titled, Cloud Climate Change. You will complete the power words activity and raise your hand with one finger in the air to represent you are ready for your grade to be recorded. You will then create 10 questions on NP titled, Cloud Climate Change for your peer to answer on a seperate sheet of paper. You will then complete the quiz holding 2 fingers in the air when you are ready to have your score recorded. You will then take the notes that serve as your pre-write to develop your draft.   

Did you complete the assigned Newsela article?

You must complete the following:

  1. Read the article carefully

  2. Place notes with title in your SN

  3. Complete the power words activity show score to Mrs. Gale

  4. Create 10 student questions on NP titled, Cloud Climate Change

  5. Complete the quiz show score to Mrs. Gale

  6. Writing - Write a 2 paragraph summary of the article. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

7th Grade

Science Standard MS- LS 2-2/ Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

11-29-18  7th Grade Room 122/120

NP- Title:Deciduous Forest Summary

https://www.slideshare.net/guesta54b2da/deciduous-forest-1115837

Directions -

1. Visit the school website access the link. You will take notes titled, Deciduous Forest PPT on your NP using bullets to identify key details.  

2. Use all your notes and your SWR to develop your 3 paragraph draft.

3. You will then use a different color to revise and edit your 3 paragraph draft in the same sheet of notebook paper.

4. Rewrite the 3 paragraph draft on a different sheet of paper this is your published work remember no errors no mistakes.

5. You will turn in the prewrite, draft, revise, edit, and published work. Please remember you are turning in two sheets of notebook paper.

Rubric - 100% A

  1. Use your SWR.

  2. Visit the link improve your notes use bullets to identify key details this is your prewrite.

  3. Use the key details the prewrite to write your draft.

  4. Use a different color ink to revise and edit.

  5. Use a different sheet of notebook paper to write your published work remember this has no errors. Do your best.

Writing W. 7.1 D – Establish and maintain a formal style.

A. Title: Newsela - The role of wildland fires in an ecosystem

https://newsela.com/read/govt-science-wildfires/id/24569/

Directions-

  1. Writing Prompt - NP

Observe: Examine the images in the article. What are three important details you observe in the images in the article? Elaborate by explaining why these details are important using evidence from the article to support your thinking.

    2. Explain the role of fire in different ecosystems.

    3. List any unknown words

    4. Use the link to Merriam-Webster to help you understand unknown words and place that information in your SN

https://www.merriam-webster.com/

B.Title: Newsela - Life Cycles: What is an ecosystem?

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-ecosystems/id/29113/

Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN and and complete the quiz raise your hand to share with me your score.

C. NP- Title: Comparative Analysis Ecosystems

Compare and contrast the two articles. Write a comparative analysis of both articles remember to share how they are similar and how they are different. Explain how patterns of interactions among organisms in an ecosystem are necessary.


D. Title: Newsela - Biosphere and Nutrient Cycle

https://newsela.com/read/lib-biosphere-nutrient-cycles/id/40139/?assignment=9828503&classroom=3509548


Directions - SN- Carefully read the article, place notes in your SN with the title, and complete the quiz. Create a hard copy document that would inform a 5th grader about the Nitrogen Cycle, Carbon Cycle, and Phosphorus Cycle. You may create a poster or brochure. Place notes for 8-10 in your SN with the title.

Rubric - 100%= A

  1. Title that grabs the reader's attention

  2. Detailed explanation of each cycle (Nitrogen, Carbon, Phosphorus)

  3. Colored illustrations

  4. Captions

  5. Explain why all three cycles are important among organisms across ecosystems.

  6. Explain how ecosystems might be different if one of these cycles did not exist.

  7. Create a “Did You Know” section with 10 fun facts about each cycle.

  8. Visit the link to increase your knowledge & improve your document - Nitrogen Cycle

https://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/nitrogen_cycle.php

9. Visit the link to increase your knowledge & improve your document - Carbon Cycle

https://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/carbon_cycle.php

10. Visit the link to increase your knowledge & improve your document - Freshwater Ecosystems

https://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/freshwater_biome.php




SGI= Small Group Instruction

G1 - Summarize informational text
Title: "Populations & Ecosystems - Create an anchor chart that serves as a visual teaching aid. This must have illustrations, captions, vocabulary, and detailed explanations.
https://slideplayer.com/slide/4328824/


Title: Wolves: The Ecology of Fear PBS ML - Read the article, answer the questions, and create 12 questions for your peers to answer. Remember to create a key for the questions that include the PP (page and paragraph).

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/20c3b7fd-080b-4c70-a9fa-72c35899d815/wolves-the-ecology-of-fear/


G2 - Make inferences  

Title: Levels of organization in an ecosystem - C
http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/levels-of-organisation-in-an-ecosystem.html


Create an anchor chart that serves as a visual teaching aid. This must have illustrations, captions, vocabulary, and detailed explanations.
Title: PBS ML –Creek Ecology
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/stn15.sci.life.creekeco/creek-ecology/

  1. What does the author want the reader to infer from this information?

  2. What are some of the different aspects of creek ecology that were discussed in the video?

  3. What are some ways the creek changes as it gets closer to the city?

  4. Why weren't the students finding many macroinvertebrates?

  5. What are some factors that affect the species that can survive in the water?

  6. Name two natural causes of water pollution that were mentioned in the video.

    G3 - Determine the main idea / Creating a matching game for each link for your peers to complete. You must be prepared to explain to Mrs. Gale the format you will use for your match game.


    Title: Cool Facts Ecosystem
    http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/what-is-an-ecosystem.html
    Title: What is a biome?
    http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/what-is-a-biome.html

Title:The Basic Needs Of Living Things

http://eschooltoday.com/science/needs-of-living-organisms/five-things-living-things-need-to-survive.html

G4 -Compare and contrast ideas in informational text

Directions- Create a poster that shares all the information has to offer about scales of ecosystems and trophic levels of food chains. Create a rubric for the poster and be prepared to share with Mrs. Gale.
Title: Scales of Ecosystems
http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/scales-of-an-ecosystem.html


Title: Trophic levels of food chains
http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/ecosystem-trophic-levels.html




8th Grade -

Extra Credit- Title: ET - Circulatory System Due 11-30-18 no late work will be accepted.

Directions - View the videos, use bullets as you take notes identifying the key details, and develop your 3 paragraph draft. Use a different color ink to revise and edit. On a separate sheet of paper write your 3 paragraph published piece. You must turn in all items to earn the 10 points.

Title: The Circulatory System YT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ONXd_-anM



Title: Circulatory System - Human Body YT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKJ0FFd8bGo


Quiz 11-28-18 The Transport System

Directions - Revisit the links below as you improve your notes for Wednesday’s quiz. You can use your notes during the quiz.

NP- Title: 1. The Heart & Circulatory System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWFyxn0qDEU&t=102s

SN- Title: 2. THe Heart - Under Pressure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ZZ6tcxArI&t=65s

  1. Explain the 4 major valves of the heart with details.

  2. Why does the heart make the Lub Dub sound? What is going on in the body when you hear that noise?

  3. How do arteries and veins differ?

  4. Explain what the red and blue colors represent when shown in text or medical literature.

  5. Share three new things you learned today about the circulatory system.

Extra Credit 8th Graders - View the video below and write a two paragraph summary.

Title:

_______________________________________________________________________________

Week of 11-19-18 7th Grade /

Science Standard MS- LS 2-2/ Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

Homework Due 11-27-18 Complete A and be prepared to discuss in class followed with a writing assignment.

Writing W. 7.1 D – Establish and maintain a formal style.

A. Title: Newsela - The role of wildland fires in an ecosystem

https://newsela.com/read/govt-science-wildfires/id/24569/

Directions-

  1. Writing Prompt - NP

Observe: Examine the images in the article. What are three important details you observe in the images in the article? Elaborate by explaining why these details are important using evidence from the article to support your thinking.

    2. Explain the role of fire in different ecosystems.

    3. List any unknown words

    4. Use the link to Merriam-Webster to help you understand unknown words and place that information in your SN.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/

B. Title: Newsela - Life Cycles: What is an ecosystem?

https://newsela.com/read/elem-sci-ecosystems/id/29113/

Directions - Read the article place notes in your SN, complete the power words activity, and complete the quiz raise your hand to share with me your score.

C. NP- Title: Comparative Analysis Ecosystems

Compare and contrast the two articles. Write a comparative analysis of both articles remember to share how they are similar and how they are different. Explain how patterns of interactions among organisms in an ecosystem are necessary.

8th Grade /

Science Standard - Science Standard= LS1 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

Writing 8.1 - Establish and maintain a formal style. Chapter 3 Digestion System

1.Title: Newsela - Explainer: What’s actually in our blood?

https://newsela.com/read/lib-convo-what-is-in-human-blood/id/35704/

Directions- Read the article carefully, place notes in your SN, and be prepared to write a two paragraph summary. You will complete the quiz, raise your hand, and when called bring me your Chromebook.

Writing Prompt - Remember:

1.What is the main science concept or process discussed in this article?

2. Name the concept or process and explain it using three key details from the article.

3. Conclude by giving an example of how this concept or process relates to your life.

2. Title: Newsela - Issue Overview: What to eat

https://newsela.com/read/overview-what-to-eat/id/20986/?assignment=9547714&classroom=3465177

Writing Prompt:

Write a three paragraph summary of the article using all the steps in the writing process. You will turn in two sheets of notebook paper. Follow the format below which serves as your rubric.

  1. Page 1 - Prewrite / What to Eat - Use bullets to identify key details in the text. Remember these are phrases or fragments.

  2. Page 2  the back of page 1 - Draft - Take the prewrite develop your sentences for your paragraphs.

  3. Revise and edit using a red pen or red pencil directly on the draft

  4. Published work= Place this on a seperate sheet of paper remember this has no errors use your SWR and your writing process notes to ensure great work.