Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

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

Week of 6-12-17

6-13-17  Today you will remain in room 118 you will not switch classes. You will complete the work assigned for each class in room 118. Today you will have lunch from 11:55- 12:40 pm.

6-13-17   Room 118

9:00-10:15  Social Studies - Eye on the Prize - View the film and take notes you will have questions to answer at the end.

Eyes On The Prize - (Part 13) The Keys to the Kingdom 1974–1980

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn2-TT_Bk1M&list=PLOwK3r1sMvSZVth7XGlcpfLSjS3tAp90T&index=13

Eye on the Prize - PDF - You will use a chromebook to access the link below, read pages 12-22, and answer the questions. Place the answers to the questions on your notebook paper.

http://wgbhprojects.s3.amazonaws.com/EYES%20ON%20THE%20PRIZE/Study%20Guide/EyesOnThePrize-StudyGuide_207.pdf

 

Science Explorations Week June 5, 2017.

7th Grade    6-6-17 MS-LS4-6.Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.

Bell Ringer - View the videos A and B and place notes in your SN be prepared to answer questions or write a summary.

A. Heredity: Crash Course Biology #9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBezq1fFUEA

B. Genetics | Mendel's Laws Of Inheritance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqF8rC2BJ8M

C. Mendel’s PPT - View with your partner and take notes on notebook paper. Complete the charts and answer all questions on your notebook paper.

http://www.biologyjunction.com/Mendelian%20Genetics.ppt

A Great Leap To Speciation?

https://www.ck12.org/biology/Mendels-Laws-and-Genetics/rwa/A-Great-Leap-To-Speciation/

BioCoach Activity Mendelian Inheritance Introduction

http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/inheritance/intro.html

7th Grade Homework - Due Thursday  Engaging Activity - Homework - Read over all 10 pages so you are prepared to engage in the activity on Wednesday. You will need to bring the following to class:

  1. A penny

  2. Paper and pen (blue or black_

https://physics.unl.edu/~fulcrum/resources/RS_Activities/GK12_AY04_Cells_MendelLawsProbability_v2.pdf

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6-7-17 7th Grade   Ck12.org - Title: Theory of Evolution - Return to the Wild

https://www.ck12.org/biology/Theory-of-Evolution-by-Natural-Selection/rwa/Wild-Horses/

You will read the text, take notes on notebook paper, and answer the questions. You and your partner will work together, however; each students is writing their own answers and turning in your paper at the end of class.

Use the below resources to answer the following questions

  1. How may climate change be affecting the efforts to revive the Takhi populations?

  2. Is The Takhi ancestral to domestic horses?

  3. Do you agree that for an animal reintroduction to be successful it has to occur in an area free of humans? Explain your thinking and be specific in your reasoning.

  4. List one positive and one negative consequence of captive breeding, explain your answers.

  5. In what type of biome do the Takhi live?

  6. What are some of the suspected reasons for the marked declines in Takhi populations after World War II?

  7. When did horses disperse from North America to Asia?

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Science Explorations Week May 30, 2017

5-31-17    6th Grade Room 118 and 123 / MS-ESS3-3.Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

Title: YTV- Types of Energy & the Law of Conservation of Energy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmttxT1Wl1M

Directions - View the video as you take bullet ed notes on your notebook paper with the questions from class Room 118 remember to write the title. Homework - Review the link above, discuss with your family, place notes in your science notebook (SN) Room 123 and be prepared to answer questions.

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“Something That the Lord Made” - The Life of Vivien Thomas

Take out your questions from Friday titled, “STLM- Science History”. You will continue to view the film as you answer the questions on the handout. Please remember that your 3 paragraph summary is due to Ms. Steider Wednesday in her class.

Homework - Engage your family in discussions about the life of Vivien Thomas from John Hopkins. You will use this information to develop your three paragraph essay that is due on Wednesday to Ms. Steider. Remember your test is Wednesday in class on the life of Vivien Thomas.

Science History – Film: Something the Lord Made – Title: STLM-Science History

Directions – View the film as you answer the questions on your own notebook paper do not write on this handout.

  1. Where and when does the story begin? ___________________________________________
  2. What animal does the doctor who hires Vivien use for his research? ____________________
  3. What medical condition is Dr. Blalock experimenting on? ____________________________
  4. What happened to Vivien’s money and what historical event is this an allusion to? ________
  5. Where do Dr. Blalock and Vivien move to after finding a new treatment for the condition they were experimenting on? ___________________________________________________
  6. What medical condition does Dr. Tausig suggest Dr. Blalock should try to cure? __________
  7. What medical school do Dr. Blalock and Vivien now work for? _______________________
  8. Why does everyone stare at Vivien as he goes through the hall? _______________________
  9. How long does Dr. Tausig say the Saxon baby has to live? ___________________________
  10. How long have Dr. Blalock and Vivien been together? ______________________________
  11. What does Vivien do to have money taken off of his rent? ____________________________
  12. What does Vivien create for the lab? _____________________________________________
  13. What does Mrs. Blalock do to help the war effort? __________________________________
  14. What does Dr. Longmeyer ask Vivien if he can do? _________________________________
  15. Who comes to visit Vivien? ____________________________________________________
  16. What is Vivien’s job classification? _____________________________________________
  17. What medical procedure do Dr. Blalock and Vivien come up with to fix Blue Baby Syndrome?
  18. What does Dr. Blalock say about Vivien’s work on the sutures? _______________________
  19. Who comes to talk Dr. Blalock out of surgery on the Saxon baby? _____________________
  20. What leads Vivien to realize why Paunches’, the dog, heart gave out? __________________
  21. How many doctors are willing to assist on the Saxon baby surgery? ____________________
  22. Who does Dr. Blalock want in the ER with him during the Saxon baby surgery? __________
  23. Who is left out of the pictures in Life magazine? ___________________________________
  24. How does Vivien respond to Dr. Blalock’s remarks at the banquet? ____________________
  25. What job does Vivien do when he leaves Johns Hopkins? ____________________________

Lang Arts Grade - Write a three paragraph summary detailing the life of Vivien Thomas remember to include his detailed scientific contributions. Share how his accomplishments have transformed the medical field. You will also share how this film has inspired or encouraged you to attain your goals. The essay is due on Wednesday you will turn it in to Ms. Steider.

 

Week of 5-22-17

7th Grade 5-25-17 Homework Due 5-26-17  

MS-LS4-4. Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

Ck12.org / The Music of Life You will access ck12.org read, take notes in the body of the text, highlight key details in the text, and answer the questions on notebook paper to turn in Friday morning at the beginning of class.

https://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Adaptation-and-Evolution-of-Populations/rwa/The-Music-of-Life/?referrer=concept_details

  1. How many kingdoms of organisms are there? When were they established in the history of life?

  2. How does one species turn into another?

  3. What is the ultimate biological goal of any organism?

  4. What are genes? What are they made of?

  5. Describe the biodiversity of our planet briefly

 

 

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6th Grade Homework- Reread the information at both links as you improve your notes to prepare for your test on Thursday. Discuss your knowledge concerning air pollution and air quality with your family. 

MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

 

  1. Air Pollution Nat Geo ESS 3-3 -Pollutants in the air aren't always visible and come from many different sources.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/pollution/

Directions - View the video & take notes as you prepare to engage in discussions with your peers.

 

B. See the Best and Worst Places for Breathable Air in the U.S. Nat Geo ESS 3-3
New rankings of air quality in cities show the cleanest air isn't always rural.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/ozone-pollution-city-rankings-particles-Clean-Air-Act/

Directions - View the video & take notes as you prepare to engage in discussions with your peers.

 

Week 5-15-17 Science Explorations

5-17-17  6th Grade/ MS-ESS3-2.   EARTHQUAKES

Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

Independent- You will access the link for the SGI you belong to as you work independently to read, take notes, and create QAR questions 2 from each category. You may access the QAR link to refresh your memory. Write a summary for the subject you were assigned.

Earthquakes and Seismic Waves slides 1-34.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiMo5Hp9vTTAhXDg1QKHfB2A4kQFghDMAY&url=ftp%3A%2F%2Fftpdata.dnr.sc.gov%2Fgeology%2FEducation%2FPDF%2FEarthquakes.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHJoVfI2XdZgO_j2pySiAMm5UisoA

 

 

Lions- Earthquakes: Folds & Faults pages 3-8

Bears- Tsunamis pages 26-29

Dolphins -  The Big Ones: Earthquakes from around the world pages 23-25

 

QAR - View the link below:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson980/qar.pdf

 

 

 

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8th Grade / 5-15-17 / MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

Directions you will launch the video, click support materials, read the background essay, and answer the questions on notebook paper. Remember to write the title for each SGI activity.

Dolphins -Earth System: El Nino- Write a one paragraph summary of the video. Remember to follow your SWR. 

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.eselnino/earth-system-el-nintildeo/#.WRndE5IrLcs

Bears - Earth System: El Nino's Influence on Hurricane Formation - Write a one paragraph summary of the video. Remember to follow your SWR. 

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.eshurricane/earth-system-el-nintildeos-influence-on-hurricane-formation/#.WRndmJIrLcs

Lions - Global Weather Machine - Write a two paragraph summary of the video. Remember to follow your SWR. 

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.weather/global-weather-machine/#.WRneLJIrLcs

Homework - Moby Max - All your assigned items should be completed. Remember to strive for 80% or better. 

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Week 5-8-17 Science Explorations

8th Grade / 5-10-17 - MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

8th Grade SGI - Directions- Access the link  below as you take notes & launch the video/slide, read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your science notebook. You will collaborate with your team, however; you will independently answer the questions in your science notebook.  

Lions- NOVA | Earthquakes: The Seismograph

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.seismograph/earthquakes-the-seismograph/#.WRHHGUUrLcs

Bears - Earthquake Prediction

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.japan/earthquake-prediction/#.WRHHX0UrLcs

Dolphins- Earthquakes: Los Angeles

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.thrustfault/earthquakes-los-angeles/#.WRHHj0UrLcs

 

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7th Grade / LS 4-3 / Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.

5-9-17  7th Grade / Homework / Revisit the links below and improve your notes for Wednesday SGI activity

Animals in the Womb: Directions- Place notes in your SN with notes remember to write the title.

  1. Animals In The Womb | Canine Embryo /2:01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD3bmHyVEyo

 2. In The Womb - Cats / 9:53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3nveVauQFA

  3. Elephant in the Womb / 2:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ofaqvVPo9Q

  4. Rare Photos Of Baby Animals In The Womb Show The Animal Kingdom / 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qno8tolgKRE

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8TH Grade Homework 5-9-17 / MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

8TH 5-9-17 - Directions - View the video, take notes, and discuss with your family be prepared to answer questions with your partner.

Title: BN- Earthquakes Prt 1

Bill Nye The Science Guy S04E04 Earthquakes Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2p7UDNvlJI

Title: BN - Earthquakes Prt 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rhmxjoSBQY

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5/9-10/17                                6th The Water Cycle Homework / SM- Safari Montage

ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

Room 118 -  You will finish answering your questions for homework and discuss with your family.  Remember to use your notes from SM in your SN you may also use your science textbook. 

  1. What is the water cycle?
  2. Why do we say that the Earth’s water is recycled?
  3. What is evaporation? How does it occur?
  4. If oceans are constantly losing water through evaporation, why aren’t they becoming more shallow and salty all the time?
  5. What do we know about the atmosphere and its ability to hold water vapor?
  6. What is condensation? What causes it? Name visible examples of condensation.
  7. What is the relationship between condensation and precipitation?
  8. What happens to precipitation after it falls to the Earth’s surface?
  9. What is groundwater? Why is it important?
  10. Compare running water, standing water and groundwater.
  11. What is the significance of runoff?
  12. Why is the pollution of groundwater so serious?

 

 

 

Week 5-1-17 Science Explorataions

8th 5-5-17  MS-PS2-5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.

Electric Charge and Electric Force     -  Ck12.org

http://www.ck12.org/physical-science/Electric-Charge-and-Electric-Force-in-Physical-Science/lesson/Electric-Charge-and-Electric-Force-MS-PS/?referrer=concept_details

All students must complete all Moby Max Science assignments. The following Moby Max assignments have been assigned to 8th graders. Please make certain you have them all completed striving for 80% or better these assignments serve as Science grades.

3-29-17  Electricity

4-20-17 Magnetism & Electromagnetism

5-4-17   Forces

5-4-17     MS-PS2-5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.

 

  1. Ck12. org / Why Earth is a Magnet - Directions - Read the text, highlight, and take notes in the body of the text at ck12.org site.

http://www.ck12.org/physical-science/Why-Earth-Is-a-Magnet-in-Physical-Science/?referrer=concept_details&by=ck12&difficulty=all#multimedia

 

Directions - Write the answers to the questions below on your notebook paper titled, “ck12 - Why Earth is a Magnet.

  1. How did Gilbert show that Earth is a magnet?

  2. Which would be a better model of Earth’s inner structure: a peach or an orange? Explain your answer?

  3. Explain why Earth generates a magnetic field

 

2. All students must complete all Moby Max Science assignments. The following Moby Max assignments have been assigned to 8th graders. Please make certain you have them all completed striving for 80% or better these assignments serve as Science grades.

3-29-17  Electricity

4-20-17 Magnetism & Electromagnetism

5-4-17   Forces

 

 

5-4-17   6th Grade / MS-ESS 1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

Directions- Access the link  below as you launch the video/slide, read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your science notebook. You will collaborate with your team, however; you will independently answer the questions in your science notebook.  

PBS Learning Media - You will access the school website as you make discoveries about properties of objects in the solar system.

Lions / The Star In You - PBS Media Learning

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvsn5.sci.space.star/the-star-in-you/#.WQdK3EUrLcs

Bears / The Elements: Forged in Stars

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.fusion/the-elements-forged-in-stars/#.WQdLK0UrLcs

Dolphins / NOVA | Spin a Spiral Galaxy

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.galaxy/spin-a-spiral-galaxy/#.WQdLnkUrLcs


 

5-3-17   8th Homework - Read and complete "Biggest and Brightest" using your Science World. Place your answers on your notebook paper if they don't fit on the handout.  All Moby Max must be done by 5-8-17.  Please be mindful that Moby Max is to be done nightly. All Science assignments should be completed the last assignment was given on:

3-29-17  Electricity               4-20-17 Magnetism and Electromagnetism 

 

7th Grade 5-1-17  / MS LS 2-4- Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.  

Viruses ck12. org

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Viruses-in-Life-Science/lesson/Viruses-MS-LS/?referrer=concept_details

View the link as you discuss with your peer, place notes in your SN, and place answers on your notebook paper. 

Homework - Study all information this eve you will have a quiz on Tuesday. 

April 28, 2017

6th Grade Science  ESS 1-3 / Homework - Due Monday 5-1-17

Moby Max and Latest Secrets of The Solar System -Doc-V - Full BBC Documentary

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

Directions- View the video as you take notes. You will write on your quarter sheet the format in which you will share your understandings about the Solar System from the BBC documentary. This is homework and it is due on 5-1-17. If you need to revisit the information do so and engage in dialogue with your family. Imagine your document will be shared with 5th graders to understand interesting facts & understandings about the Solar System. You must draw in the reader, use your SWR (science writing rubric), include pictures or illustrations.

You may select one of the options below:

1-4 must include your understandings, facts, and analysis of the information. Your understandings will include an explanation of 3 key discoveries you made as you viewed. 10 facts will include some bulleted items that are true. Analysis will include a detailed examination of the solar system.

  1. Powerpoint or slides - min12 slides font size 14 or 18 discuss 4 topics / Example Fossil Fuels

  2. Essay - min 4 paragraphs that discuss 4 topics with a topic sentence for each informing the reader of the information that is to come in your paragraph

  3. Comic Strip - min of 20 frames /5 topics

     (frames are a square where you place the illustrations    and dialogue)

4.Poster - min of 6 sections - each section will cover a specific topic of the Solar System with a title and your understandings/facts/analysis. Example: Fossil Fuels

 

 

Writing Room 118 - Homework / Title: Fourth Quarter

Room 118 Writing - Title - Fourth Quarter / Due Date 4-21-17

Directions- Write a 4 paragraph summary sharing your detailed plan for the fourth quarter to obtain A’s and B’s. P= paragraph

P1= Share how you study at home for a quiz or test. Share where you study, with whom, and how long. Does your current study procedure equal A’s and B’s. What can you do to improve your current study plan.

P2= How do you manage your time at school to ensure you complete all assignments? How do you remain focused so you are not distracted? What do you do when a peer tries to talk with you? How do you plan to improve your time management for the remainder of the quarter?

P3= Why is it important to strive for excellent grades? How does achieving excellent grades benefit your future? What kinds of grades do you want to earn the fourth quarter? How will you ensure you get those grades?

P4= What will you do over the summer to increase your academic knowledge? How will you make certain that you become smarter each day? What specific things will you do? How will you become a better mathematician? How will you become a better reader and writer? How will you become a better scientist? How will you become a better historian?

Week 4-17-17 Science Explorations

8th April 20-21, 2017

MS-PS2-4.

Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.  

8th Grade Directions: You will work in your SGI in teams of 2 or 3. You will access the link below in accordance with your SGI as you complete the instructions.  

Dolphins-

NOVA ScienceNOW: Gravity at Earth's Center

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/oer08.sci.phys.maf.gravitynsn/gravity-at-earths-center/#.WPjmbkUrLcs

  • Launch the video and read all the information as you take notes in your SN

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

 

Bears-

Projectile Motion

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

  • Launch the video and read all the information as you take notes in your SN

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

Lions-

Your Weight on Other Worlds

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.weightworlds/your-weight-on-other-worlds/#.WPjnkUUrLcs

  • Launch the video and read all the information as you take notes in your SN

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

 

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6th Grade / MS-ESS 1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

4-18-17 - Tuesday 

Hubble Space Telescope – An Overview- pdf

Read the article as you take notes in your SN titled, “The Hubble Telescope”.

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/hstoverview.pdf

 

Ck12.org - Telescopes

Read the text, highlight key details, and take notes in the body of the text. You will answer the “Review Questions” they serve as your exit ticket.

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Telescopes/lesson/Telescopes-MS-ES/?referrer=concept_details


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4-17-17      Class - Read and discuss

“ NASA Telescope History”.

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/telescope_feature_912.html

Homework -Title - NGST

Use the internet to research the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST). It was due to launch in 2008. You will write two paragraphs sharing your discoveries, include your links with an explanation. You should have a minimum of two links.

 

 

7th MS-LS4-1.  Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

 

1. Title: Fossilized Dinosaur Bones PBS-ML

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.dinobones/fossilized-dinosaur-bones/#.WPTdiEXyvcs

Directions- You will work in  partnerships of 2 or 3.  You will click support materials, read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN.

 

 

2. Ck 12.org Title - Earth History and Clues from Fossils

Directions- You will read, discuss, and take notes in your SN.

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Earth-History-and-Clues-from-Fossils/lesson/Earth-History-and-Clues-from-Fossils-HS-ES/?referrer=concept_details

Exit Ticket - Directions - Write the answers to your questions in complete sentences on notebook paper. Remember to answer in complete sentences. Your exit ticket is independent.

  1. How does a single fossil or set of fossils help geologists to decipher the geological history of an area?

  2. How is an index fossil used to identify a time period?

  3. Why are the fossils of marine organisms sometimes found in rock units at the tops of high mountains? What evidence would you look for to determine if this reason is plausible?

 

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 8th Grade / 4-17-17  MS-PS2-4.

Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

 

Bell Ringer - Title: Centrifugal Force

View the video, take notes, and explain Centrifugal Force as if a 7th grader will read your information.

What is Centrifugal Force? This video was today’s Bell Ringer.

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

Homework / Directions- View the video, take notes, and discuss using your whisper voice with your partner. You will be prepared to write as you share your understandings of Centrifugal Force.

Understanding Centrifugal force with demonstration - Part 1 - Physics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LDxOSz80pI

Why does the Water stay in this Bucket?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjqrx7wrpJc

Centripetal vs Centrifugal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s1IRJbL2Co&t=4s

 

Homework- View the links above and take notes in your SN with the title listed.               

 

  SGI / Directions- Work in your SGI using your inside whisper voice as you make new discoveries. Place the notes from the background essay and discussions in your SN with the title. 

Lions - NOVA | Centripetal Force: Pulling Cs and Gs

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.centrip/centripetal-force-pulling-cs-and-gs/#.WPTy2EUrLcs

  • Launch the video, take notes in your SN, and read all the information

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

Bears- Centripetal Force: Roller Coaster Loops

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.roller/centripetal-force-roller-coaster-loops/#.WPTyR0UrLcs

  • Launch the video, take notes in your SN, and read all the information

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

Dolphins - Defy Gravity! Centripetal Force

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.zcentrip/defy-gravity-centripetal-force/#.WPTzIkUrLcs

  • Launch the video, take notes in your SN,   and read all the information

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

4-18-17  MS-PS2-4.  Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

 

ET- Title: Free Fall & CM

Read pages 56-59  in your text “ Forces & Energy” as you answer the following items on your notebook paper:

  1. What is the only force acting on a n object in free fall?

Fill in the blank to complete each statement.

  1. The force that causes an object to move in a circle is called __________.

  2. Any object that travels around another object in space is a (n)_____.

  3. _____is the centripetal force that causes a satellite to move in a circle.

  4. Satellites in orbit around Earth continually fall toward_________.





 

 

Week 4-3-17 Science Explorations

8th 4-4-17   MS-PS2-4. Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

Directions- Today you will use PBS Media Learning to expand your knowledge. Today you will work in groups of 2 or 4 in accordance with your SGI. You will access the link below with your SGI as you collaborate. All SGI groups should also be prepared to present to their peers their understandings. You will develop a google document with information that allows your peers a summary of the information you learned after you complete all the items below. You will share this document with all the students in your group of 2 or 4. You will create an activity or questions for your peers to answer from the link for your SGI. It is imperative that you do your best work do not rush present your best work. You will receive additional time if needed on Wednesday.

                                    Lions - Mass vs Weight: Introduction

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/npe11.sci.phys.maf.massweight/mass-vs-weight-introduction/#.WOO-n9LyuM8

  • Launch the video and read all the information

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

  • You might also like: Veiw the additional video as you take notes.

                                          Bears - Falling and Weightlessness

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.freefall/free-falling-and-quotweightlessnessquot/#.WOO_rtIrKM8

  • Launch the video and read all the information

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

  • You might also like: Veiw the additional video as you take notes.

                                           Dolphins - Mass vs Weight Acceleration

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/npe11.sci.phys.mfw.accelmass/mass-vs-weight-accelerating-mass/#.WOPAQtIrKM8

  • Launch the video and read all the information

  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.

  • You might also like: View the additional video as you take notes.

 

 

 

7th Grade 4-4-17         SGI   MS-LS4-1.

Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

Directions- You will access the links below in accordance with your SGI (Small Group Instruction). You will place all items in your SN with the title.

Lions - PBS Learning Media / Fossil

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.fossilcollage/fossils/#.WOOyZNIrLct

  • Launch the video
  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.
  • You might also like: View the additional video as you take notes.

Bears- PBS Learning Media Types of Fossils

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.fossiltype/types-of-fossils/#.WOOzZdIrLcs

  • Launch the video and read all the information
  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.
  • You might also like: View the additional video as you take notes.

Dolphins - PBS Learning Media Becoming a Fossil

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.evo.becfossil/becoming-a-fossil/#.WOO0W9IrLcs

  • Launch the video and read all the information
  • Support Materials: Read the background essay, and answer the discussion questions in your SN with the title.
  • You might also like: View the additional video as you take notes.

 

Class if time permits you will access a link you have not explored and following the same directions.

 

 

Week 3-27-17 Science Explorations

   

8th 3-29-17MS-PS2-3.Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

SGI- You will work in your SGI as you access the links below read, take notes in your SN, and engage. You must write the title in your SN and write Nat Geo (National Geographic).

                                                    Lions

Energy and Electricity: From Source to Use

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/5fe36d4c-53fb-49f7-a421-defe24e58aae/energy-and-electricity-from-source-to-use/#.WNvR69IrLcs

The Geography of Coal in the U.S.

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/maps/geography-coal/

You Have The Power

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/game/national-geographic-energy/

                                                      Bears

Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/maps/electricity-generation-renewable-energy-sources/

Building Circuits

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/building-circuits/

                                                         Dolphins

What Are Our Energy Choices?

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/lesson/what-are-our-energy-choices/

Electricity: Sources and Challenges

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/electricity-sources-and-challenges/

 

     

 

6th  Grade   3-28-17       MS-ESS1-2.  Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

 

Homework  6th Grade Room 118  & 123

Review models of the Solar System and complete 2 Moby Max assignments.

 

Orbital Motion - ck12.org

http://www.ck12.org/physical-science/Orbital-Motion-in-Physical-Science/lesson/Orbital-Motion-MS-PS/?referrer=concept_details


 

8th3-28-17    MS-PS2-3.

Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

Directions- You will use this time wisely to work on your WIS project that is due on 3-31-17. Access the rubric at the school website and begin in silence.

 

                                     

                                        7th      3-28-17      MS-LS2-5.

Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Revisit the link below as you discuss and answer the questions with your team. You will take notes in your SN to prepare for the TEST.

Ck12. org - Human Causes of Extinction

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Human-Causes-of-Extinction-in-Life-Science/lesson/Human-Causes-of-Extinction-MS-LS/?referrer=concept_details

Directions- Access the SGI and link below as you take notes and discuss the questions.

Lions - Where's My Snow Den?

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Human-Causes-of-Extinction-in-Life-Science/rwa/Wheres-My-Snow-Den/?referrer=concept_details

Bears - New To The Neighborhood?

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Human-Causes-of-Extinction-in-Life-Science/rwa/New-To-The-Neighborhood/?referrer=concept_details

Dolphins - Wildlife Response To Climate Change- Video

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Human-Causes-of-Extinction-in-Life-Science/lecture/Wildlife-Response-To-Climate-Change/?referrer=concept_details

Human Causes of Extinction Practice

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Human-Causes-of-Extinction-in-Life-Science/asmtpractice/Human-Causes-of-Extinction-in-Life-Science-Practice/?referrer=concept_details
 

TEST - You will place identifiable information in the top left hand corner with the title as you number your paper 1-10 only write the answers. Keep your eyes on your screen as you complete your test. The test is due at the end of class. Talking will result in a F/zero. 

Week 3-20-17

6th Grade     3-24-17

MS-ESS1-2.  Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

View the ppt as you take notes be sure to write the title:

Title - Sun Earth Moon Eclipses and Tides

https://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2006/materials/Sun%20Earth%20Moon%20Eclipses%20and%20Tides.ppt

Title:  Tides

http://www.mooremiddleschool.org/users/6MyDocs/Tides1.ppt

Title: Moon Phases & Tides

http://star.spsk12.net/science/k3/MoonPhasesTides.ppt

 

 

 

 

 

BHM Science Digital Project= All items in the Science Writing Rubric must be adhered too along with the items listed below.

 

1.       Document name BHM Sci rm # & Your first last name.

Ex: BHM Sci rm 118 Kay Jones.

2.       A document title that grabs the reader’s attention in the center of your document colored bold font.

3.       Provide a picture of the person.

4.       Include the date of birth and date of death if person is deceased.

5.       Provide information about the person’s early life, education, accomplishments, and their importance to science. Font size 12, color black, font type ( you pick no cursive fonts).

P 1- Early Life

P 2-Education

P 3- Accomplishments

P 4- Importance to Science/What did you learn from researching the life of this person?

6.       Share 3 live links you used to gather your information. Two of the three links must end in .gov, .org, or .edu.

7.       Summarize the information you locate do not plagiarize. Do not copy and paste information.

8.       At the end have your parent/guardian follow the example: Ex: I Mrs. Gale have checked Steven Gale’s digital project using the rubric. Please leave a contact number or email.

9.       Once you and a parent have checked your BHM Science digital project twice you will email it to brgale@cps.edu /can comment.

10. Due 3-23-17 by 11:59 pm. 

 

 

BHM Digital Project

Last Chance

Middle School Science

Mrs. B. Gale

brgale@cps.edu

 

Dear Family,

Your student

____________________________

did not do their project it was due2-27-17.

Your student has an F for this project and their grade has dropped. Please check the CPS parent portal as you discuss your expectations. Students have until 11:59 pm 3-23-17 Thursday to turn in this project. Please encourage your student to revisit the rubric at www.kiplingtigers.org. Your student has lost 20 points due to the lateness of this assignment. Please encourage them to follow each item on the rubric to ensure they earn 100%. Students must share the document with me using their Cps gmail account not a personal non-school email. There is a portion for the parent to complete please have your student share & discuss the rubric with you today. This is the student’s last chance to improve the zero they currently have earned. I must receive this notice back in order to grade their project.

Due Date 2-23-17     11:59 pm.

Please complete the following to show you are aware and understand the expectation.

Parent’s Signature

_______________________________________

 

Contact Number

_______________________________________

 

 

 

7th Grade / 3-22-17  MS-LS2-5.Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

SGI- Each group will get 4 Chromebooks using the distribution sheet. You will access the links below, take notes, as you follow the directions.

Lions - Biodiversity in the Dzangha-Sangha Rain Forest

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.oate.biodiversity/biodiversity-in-the-dzangha-sangha-rain-forest/#.WNKRONLyvcs

Food Chain Game

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.eco.oceanfoodweb/antarctic-food-web-game/#.WNKS49IrLcs



 

Bears   Coral Reef Connections

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.eco.coralreefconnections/coral-reef-connections/#.WNKR7NLyvcs

Coral Reef Connections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/survival/coral/index.html

Food Chain Game

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.eco.oceanfoodweb/antarctic-food-web-game/#.WNKS49IrLcs



 

Dolphins- Analyzing an Ecosystem

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.oate.ecosystem/analyzing-an-ecosystem/#.WNKQftLyvcs

Food Chain Game

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.eco.oceanfoodweb/antarctic-food-web-game/#.WNKS49IrLcs

 

Ck12. org- Biodiversity- All SGI teams will access the link below as you complete the assignments for your team. 

http://www.ck12.org/biology/Biodiversity/lesson/Biodiversity-BIO/?referrer=concept_details

Directions- You will read the text, discuss with your SGI, and answer the questions. Place the names of all students that worked in the SGI to develop the items below following the directions. Remember to use your SWR.

Lions- Create a study guide using information from Tuesday’s notes and ck12.org.

Bears- Create a poster that explains Biodiversity with examples. Includes Fun Facts and 10 Trivia Questions.

Dolphins- Compare and contrast all 3 Real World text. You will create a chart.

 

 

 

 

7th 3-21-17    MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Directions -Title = “Environmental Issues” Read pages 86-91 underline key details, place notes in the margin, and answer all items in the text.

7th Grade Quiz -

 Write T for true and F for false. Complete 1-8.

  1. Because the three types of environmental issues are interconnected, they are easy to resolve.

  2. Air pollution in Los Angeles is a nonpoint source.

  3. A(n) environmental resource occurs naturally in the environment and is used by people.

  4. The condition of Earth’s land, water, or air is called pollution.

  5. Decisions about how to protect Earth’s atmosphere are made on a local level.

                  Fill in the blank to complete each statement.

6. When a population grows, the demand for resources _________.

7. Three general categories of environmental issues are related to pollution, resource use, and _________.

8. ____________ of an environmental proposal are often economic.

9. ____________ can be grouped in two categories, point source and nonpoint source.

10. Write 3 facts you learned about environmental issues reading this section.

 

6th Grade 3-21-17

MS-ESS1-2.  Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

Ck12.org  Planet Orbits in the Solar System

Directions - Access the link below as you highlight key details, take notes, and answer questions in your SN.

Read all 3 “Real World” text. You will complete the quiz as an assignment.
http://www.ck12.org/Earth-Science/Planet-Orbits-in-the-Solar-System/

 

 

3-20-17        

6th Grade / Good Day

MS-ESS1-2.   Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

Gravity in the Solar System - ck12.org

Directions- You will read, highlight key details, take notes in the text, and answer questions. You will view the video whole class as you discuss questions with your peers.

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Gravity-in-the-Solar-System/lesson/Gravity-in-the-Solar-System-HS-ES/?referrer=featured_content

Gravity in the Solar System Quiz

Directions- You will use the link below to locate your quiz, download, and only write the letter that represents the answer you have selected. Remember to refer back to your text, notes, and video. Place your quiz on notebook paper. 

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Gravity-in-the-Solar-System/quiz/Gravity-in-the-Solar-System-Quiz-MS-ES/?referrer=concept_details

 

Week of 3-13-17 Science Explorations 6-8

Science Middle School Homework 6-8 Due 3-20-17  SHOULD EVERYTHING BE CONNECTED?

In “You’ve Been Hacked!” (p. 6-9), you learned that the Internet of Things presents society with both opportunities and risks.

Based on what you read, do you think the Internet of Things is a positive technological development or something we should avoid? Use this skills sheet to write an essay that explains your point of view and persuades other readers. Support your opinion with evidence from the article, internet research, and your own experiences.

1. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Start your first paragraph with a position statement. This is where you clearly and concisely state your opinion about the topic. Use this space to write your position statement.

2. SUPPORT YOUR CLAIM: Your second paragraph should include facts that support your position statement. Provide at least three convincing pieces of evidence.

Reason 1:

Reason 2:

Reason 3:

3. CONCLUSION: Your essay should end with a summary of your main points. Your conclusion should demonstrate to your reader why he or she should agree with your position statement. Write a summary here.

4. READ AND REVISE: Reread your essay and evaluate what you have written. Does your first paragraph grab the reader’s attention and provide a quick overview of the issue? Is your opinion about the topic clear and well-supported? Is it convincing?

Make any necessary changes in your second draft. You will now rewrite your essay following the SWR with no errors. This is due Monday 3-20-17. Students will peer edit each other’s work using the student created rubric.

 

 

 

6th Grade - ESS1-1/ Good Day, Log in using the link below. You will read the passage, underline key details, take notes in the text, and be prepared to complete the test. We will view the video as a whole class. Place answers only to the test on your notebook paper write the letter that represents the answer you have selected.   

Room 118- You will read highlight key details in the text, take notes in  the text, as you prepare to complete the test. Place your answers on notebook paper this will serve as your exit ticket and is due at the end of class. Click the link below go to ck12.org and begin your work. 

You will complete the take home test. Remember you must complete the test that looks like number 1 below:

Seasons Quiz

1)       Seasons are caused by…

a)       the Earth being closer to the sun in summer.

b)       the tilt of the Earth’s axis.

c)       the orbit of the Earth around the sun.

d)       both b and c

ck12.org / Seasons

 

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Seasons/lesson/Seasons-HS-ES/?referrer=concept_details

7th Grade Science / MS-LS2-4.

Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

Effects of Water Pollution

Illustrates outcomes of water pollution, including eutrophication, ocean acidification, aquatic debris, and water borne diseases.

7th Grade - Directions - You will take notes in your SN if you are not signed into ck12. Org. You and your partner will discuss the questions in the text as you prepare to complete the assessment. The assessment will serve as your ET today.

 

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Effects-of-Water-Pollution-in-Life-Science/lesson/Effects-of-Water-Pollution-MS-LS/?referrer=featured_content


Homework - You will complete the assessment this is a take home test. Remember to do a search to determine if our school was tested for lead. You want to find out which schools were tested in Chicago, IL and the results. 

 

 

8th       Ck12.org - Title = Velocity

http://www.ck12.org/physical-science/Velocity-in-Physical-Science/lesson/Velocity-MS-PS/?referrer=featured_content

Directions- You will access the link above as you take notes, discuss/answer the questions in your SN with your partner, as you prepare to complete the assessment. The assessment will serve as your exit ticket. Place the quiz on your notebook paper. 

MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

 

 

 

March 6, 2016 Middle School Science

 

3-9-17   8th Grade Homework- You will access the link below to find your woman for your “Women in Science” project. We will discuss in class Friday the rubric and due dates. You will write down the name of the woman you have selected and their specific field of study.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_women_in_STEM_fields

 

 

List of African-American women in STEM fields

 

6th Grade ESS1-1 Develop 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.

http://safari.cps.k12.il.us/SAFARI/montage/play.php?keyindex=163599&location=local&filetypeid=65

Place notes in SN titled, “Constellation Myths” place the subheadings in your notebook leaving room for 5 bullets to place your key details.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Greek Constellation Myths

Chapter 2: Greek Constellation Myths: Orion

Chapter 3: Greek Constellation Myths: Callisto and Arcas

Chapter 4: Greek Constellation Myths: Andromeda and Perseus

Chapter 5: Conclusion to Greek Constellation Myths

 

 

 

7th Grade Science       MS-LS2-4.  Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

Ck12 / Producers -

Directions - You will work with your partner as you explore the roles of producers as it relates to an ecosystem. You will discuss the text, place notes in your SN titled, “Producers”, answer the review questions on notebook paper= ET, and complete the handout.

http://www.ck12.org/Life-Science/Producers-in-Life-Science/

 

8th Grade 3-6-17 MS-PS2-2.   Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

p. 15 Title - PS2-2 - Acceleration

In your SN explain the different kinds of energy.

Visit the school website with your team and discuss the different kinds of energy.

Scientific forms of Energy

http://www.ei.lehigh.edu/learners/energy/readings/energy_basics.pdf

Directions - You will work in your SGI as you place your findings in your SN titled, “Model Energy in a Moving System”. Think about the kinds of energy you see in action as you carry out Investigation 1.3.

p. 15 Title - PS2-2 - Acceleration

In your SN explain the different kinds of energy.

Scientific forms of Energy

http://www.ei.lehigh.edu/learners/energy/readings/energy_basics.pdf

Directions - You will work in your SGI as you place your findings in your SN titled, “Model Energy in a Moving System”. Think about the kinds of energy you see in action as you carry out Investigation 1.3.

 

Week of 2-27-17 Science Explorations

 

7th 3-2-17 Directions- Work in partnerships and complete the “Consumers and Decomposers”. You will access the link below discuss and answer the questions.

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Consumers-and-Decomposers-in-Life-Science/lesson/Consumers-and-Decomposers-MS-LS/?referrer=featured_content

 

7th Grade Homework - You will read, highlight key details, and answer questions. You will access the link below for ck12.org / Producers

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Producers-in-Life-Science/lesson/Producers-MS-LS/?referrer=concept_details

 

8th 3-1-17   ck12.org

Directions- Access the link below read and complete your quiz. This is independent talking will result in a F/zero.

http://www.ck12.org/physical-science/Newtons-Third-Law-in-Physical-Science/lesson/Newtons-Third-Law-MS-PS/?referrer=featured_content

 

 

6th Grade  3-1-17

Ck12.org / Global Warming

Independently - You will go to ck12.org on your Chromebook read, highlight key details, and take notes in the body of the text. Students will complete the “Global Warming Quiz” place your answers on your notebook paper.

 

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Global-Warming/lesson/Global-Warming-HS-ES/?referrer=concept_details



 

 

3-1-17   MS ESS 3-5 / Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century

ck12. org / Global Warming

Independently - Once you have accessed the school website on your Chromebook read, highlight key details, and take notes in the body of the text. Students will complete the “Global Warming Quiz” place your answers on your notebook paper.

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Global-Warming/lesson/Global-Warming-HS-ES/?referrer=concept_details


 

 

 

8th Graders / 2-28-17 / Directions - Make certain you have notes in your science notebook for both links below to ensure a great score on Thursday's test. You and your partner will engage in discussions as you take notes and pose questions to each other to check your understandings. Remember you will receive a grade based on your work with your partner. 

8th Grade    MS PS 2-1 / Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

ck12.org - 3-1-17 - 

Directions- Access the link below read and complete your quiz. This is independent talking will result in a F/zero.

http://www.ck12.org/physical-science/Newtons-Third-Law-in-Physical-Science/lesson/Newtons-Third-Law-MS-PS/?referrer=featured_content

 

Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion - 26 slides

http://web.pdx.edu/~bseipel/summer09_201_4.pdf

Unit 8B: Forces Newton’s Laws of Motion

http://www.decaturisd.us/cms/lib3/TX01000649/Centricity/Domain/541/Newtons%20Laws%20of%20Motion.pdf

 

 

7th Grade 2-28-17   MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

Homework- You will access ck12.org “Consumers and Decomposers”. You will read the text, highlight key details, take notes in the body of the text, and place notes in your science notebook for Thursday’s Test 3-2-17.

SGI- You will work with a partner as access www.kiplingtigers.org. You will follow the directions as you and your partner work together.

 

  1. You and your partner will access the link below, discuss with your partner, and complete all the activities in the PPT. Place your answers in your science notebook titled, “Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers.”

http://www.plainlocal.org/userfiles/1400/Classes/82779/producersconsumersanddecomposers_000.ppt?id=548858

2. Ck12. org

Consumers and Decomposers

Describes organisms that must consume other organisms, and organisms that break down dead organisms and animal wastes.

Directions- One student will log into their ck12.org account. You two will read, highlight key details, and take notes in the body of the text, & in your science notebook.

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Consumers-and-Decomposers-in-Life-Science/lesson/Consumers-and-Decomposers-MS-LS/?referrer=featured_content

3. Exit Ticket - Directions - Answer each question below in complete sentences using your SWR (Science Writing Rubric). Place these answers on your notebook paper.

Title: Consumers/Decomposers LS2-3 ck12

  1. What is a consumer?

  2. What’s the term for a consumer that eats both leaves and fish?

  3. What are the different types of consumers?

  4. Why are decomposers important in the ecosystem?

 

6th Grade 2-27-17  MS ESS 3-5 / Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Bell Ringer - Review pages 126-131 list common types of precipitation with an explanation on your notebook paper, titled, “Precipitation BR” and complete page 157 Lesson 3 Precipitation numbers 6-8 only write your answers.

SM / Rain and Snow

http://safari.cps.k12.il.us/SAFARI/montage/play.php?from=play&keyindex=157949&location=local&filetypeid=65

Directions- View the video and take notes in your SN titled, “Rain/Snow SM Notes”.

SGI - Rain & Snow - Disccus the questions in your SGI write your own response in your SN titled, “Rain & Snow ESS3-5 SM”. Each SGI will complete the following questions:

Lions= 1-4

Bears= 5-8

Dolphins= 9-12

Week 2-21-17 Middle School Science Explorations 6th, 7th, and 8th

  Week of Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2017        

   

BHM Science Digital Project= All items in the Science Writing Rubric must be adhered too along with the items listed below.

1.  Document name BHM Sci rm # & Your first last name.

Ex: BHM Sci rm 118 Kay Jones.

2.  A document title that grabs the reader’s attention in the center of your document colored bold font.

3.  Provide a picture of the person.

4.  Include the date of birth and date of death if person is deceased.

5.  Provide information about the person’s early life, education, accomplishments, and their importance to science. Font size 12, color black, font type ( you pick no cursive fonts).

P 1- Early Life

P 2-Education

P 3- Accomplishments

P 4- Importance to Science/What did you learn from researching the life of this person?

6.  Share 3 links you used to gather your information. Two of the three links must end in .gov, .org, or .edu. The links must be active in the body of your document.

7.  Summarize the information you locate do not plagiarize. Do not copy and paste information.

8.  At the end have your parent/guardian follow the example: Ex: I Mrs. Gale have checked Steven Gale’s digital project using the rubric. Please leave a contact number or email.

9.  Once you and a parent have checked your BHM Science digital project twice you will email it to brgale@cps.edu /can comment.

10.       Due Dates

Rm 123 6th 3-1-17

Rm 122 7th 2-27-17

Rm 120 8th 2-27-17

Rm 118 6th 3-1-17

 

 

         

8th Grade    MS PS 2-1 / Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion - 26 slides

http://web.pdx.edu/~bseipel/summer09_201_4.pdf

Unit 8B: Forces Newton’s Laws of Motion

http://www.decaturisd.us/cms/lib3/TX01000649/Centricity/Domain/541/Newtons%20Laws%20of%20Motion.pdf

 

 

 

6th Grade

MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Clouds - Students explored the different kinds of clouds and how they inform us about our weather. 

Homework- Research and provide 2 links that end in .org, .gov, or. edu. You will find out how weather was determined in the past before the use of today’s technology. Students will complete their "Cloud Classification". Each student is to take a family outside as they identify and share what they know about clouds and how this is related to changes in weather. 

2-23-17   6th Grade  Thursday - You will take your knowledge from Wednesday as you embark on new understandings. ck12.org

 

 6th Grade 2-23-17

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels can be reduced by reducing emissions, or by geoengineering.

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Reducing-Greenhouse-Gas-Pollution/lesson/Reducing-Greenhouse-Gas-Pollution-HS-ES/?referrer=concept_details

 

Week Feb 13, 2017

Feb 16-17, 2017 Thursday & Friday

7th Grade 2-16-17

  MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

View and take notes in your Science notebook write the title below:

Photosynthesis & Respiration

https://www.opened.com/video/013-photosynthesis-respiration/114754

SGI -= Small Group Instructions

Work in your small groups using the Chromebooks on your tables as you access the school website as you follow directions.

NGSS Standard MS-LS1-6

https://www.sophia.org/ngss-standard-ms-ls1-6-pathway

 


Lions- The Role of Plants in the Food Chain

https://www.sophia.org/tutorials/the-role-of-plants-in-the-food-chain?pathway=ngss-standard-ms-ls1-6

Visit the link read, complete the assessment, take notes, and create a poster to show your discoveries & understandings.

Ck12. org - Light Reactions of Photosynthesis

Describes how plants use sunlight to generate ATP and NADPH2

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Light-Reactions-of-Photosynthesis-in-Life-Science/lesson/Light-Reactions-of-Photosynthesis-MS-LS/?referrer=featured_content

View, discuss, and take the quiz.

 

Bears- Producers and Consumers

https://www.sophia.org/tutorials/producers-and-consumers--4?pathway=ngss-standard-ms-ls1-6

Ck12. org - Trophic Levels

Describes feeding positions in a food chain or web

http://www.ck12.org/biology/Trophic-Levels/lesson/Trophic-Levels-BIO/?referrer=concept_details

Create a poster that shares your knowledge and understandings. Read, discuss, and answer all questions with your team in your science notebook.

Dolphins - Energy Pyramids

https://www.sophia.org/tutorials/energy-pyramids--3?pathway=ngss-standard-ms-ls1-6

 

Ck12. org - Producers

Autotrophs produce their food from inorganic molecules and generate most of the energy that supports life

http://www.ck12.org/biology/Producers/lesson/Producers-Advanced-BIO-ADV/?referrer=concept_details

Create a poster that shares your knowledge and understandings. Read, discuss, and answer all questions with your team in your science notebook.

 

 

 

2-15-17  7th Grade

Flow of Energy - LS1-6

http://www.ck12.org/Life-Science/Flow-of-Energy-in-Life-Science/

Directions - On  your notebook paper read the information at ck12. org and complete the quiz. Only write the answers to the open ended questions. The multiple choice questions only write the letter that represents the answer you have selected. 

7th Grade LS 1-6 Energy Pyramids Quiz

1.   True or False: Plants convert glucose into ATP through photosynthesis.

2.   True or False: Because of the constant loss of energy, there can be a maximum of 7 trophic levels in a food chain.

3.   What is a trophic level?

4.   What do organisms do with the glucose they eat? What process is involved?

5.   What is the purpose of an energy pyramid?      

6.   How much of the original energy of the producers is available to an organism in the third trophic level?

a)    10%

b)   1%

c)    0.1%

d)    10 grams

7.   Which of the following organism would be in the first trophic level?

a)    mouse

b)   caterpillar

c)    maple tree

d)    bee

8.   What tropic level has autotrophs?

a)    only the first level

b)   the first and second levels

c)    all levels except the first

d)    only the last level

9.   What trophic level has heterotrophs?

a)    only the first level

b)   only the second level

c)    all levels except the first

d)    only the last level

10.  In what trophic level would you find a shark?

a)    the first level

b)   the second level

c)    all levels except the first

d)    the last level

 

 

 

 

8th Grade Digital Projects = Work and Power

2-14-17      MS-PS3-5.

Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

Bell Ringer - Create a rubric:

  1. All digital assignments must include all identifiable information for each member of the group (names, document title, grade, HR#, can edit must be checked). A title that grabs the reader’s attention in the body of the text.

  2. Illustrations must include the website and a caption

  3. A  clear and concise explanation of work and power using student's words - Do not copy from the book.

  4. Scientific understandings must be shared using correct vocabulary

  5. Presenters must make eye contact with the audience as they speak clearly and loud

  6. All members must share during oral presentations

  7. All rules of writing apply

  8. Engage the audience as you present

  9. Be respectful of each other

  10. Remain on topic during oral presentations

Ck12. org - Work

http://www.ck12.org/Physical-Science/Work-in-Physical-Science/

 

 

 

6th Grade 2-13-17 MS-ESS2-6. Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.

 

6th Grade

ck 12.org / How Ocean Currents Moderate Climate

Ocean currents transfer heat around the globe; the Gulf Stream is a great example.

http://www.ck12.org/Earth-Science/How-Ocean-Currents-Moderate-Climate/

Homework= Science Notebook title- Ck12- Video - How Ocean Currents Moderate Climate

View the video as you take notes, be prepared to answer questions, and share your understandings with your family.

Homework- Visit ck12.org -

http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/How-Ocean-Currents-Moderate-Climate/studyguide/How-Ocean-Currents-Moderate-Climate-Study-Guide/?referrer=concept_details

How Ocean Currents Moderate Climate Study Guide and discuss with your family. Discuss the “Explore More” questions with your family. Develop trivia questions that engage you and your family in discussions as you share knowledge.

Week 2-6-17 Science Explorations - 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

 

Autotrophs produce their food from inorganic molecules and generate most of the energy that supports life

 

http://www.ck12.org/biology/Producers/lesson/Producers-Advanced-BIO-ADV/?referrer=concept_details

 

Create a poster that shares your knowledge and understandings.

Read, discuss, and answer all questions with your team in your science notebook.

 

 

 

2-7-17  7th Grade        MS-LS1-6.

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

 

Autotrophs & Heterotrophs- You will use the information from your notes, video, and ck12. Org.

 

Autotrophs & Heterotrophs

http://www.ck12.org/Biology/Autotrophs-and-Heterotrophs/


 

Youtube- A & U Y1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUt__nYl7sY

 

Youtube- A & U Y2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ychzika4U



 

SGI - SGI - Work in small groups. All items are to be done digitally. Use the information from your notes, ck12.org, and your text pages 70-75.  One student with the chromebook will log into their cps gmail account to create your digital item. You will name the item, share with all in your group, and be sure to click the down arrow with the pencil as you select can edit.

 

Lions-

Study Guide -Create 2 digital study guides.

Bears-

  1. Poster

  2. Brochure

Dolphins-

  1. Create a brochure.

  2. PPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Grade       2-7-17       MS-PS3-5.  Work and Power

Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object. SGI - Work in small groups. All items are to be done digitally. Use the information from your notes, ck12.org, and your text pages 70-75.  One student with the Chromebook will log into their cps gmail account to create your digital item. You will name the item, share with all in your group, and be sure to click the down arrow with the pencil as you select can edit.

 

Ck12. org - Work

http://www.ck12.org/Physical-Science/Work-in-Physical-Science/

Lions-

Study Guide -Create 2 digital study guides.

Bears-

  1. Poster

  2. Brochure

Dolphins-

  1. Create a brochure.

  2. PPT- Power point presentation

 

 

 

 

6th Grade 2-6-17  MS-ESS2-6. - Earth’s Rotation Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.

Earth's Rotation & Revolution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l64YwNl1wr0

Climates of the Earth - 20 page digital text

http://www.edu.pe.ca/threeoaks/Geog521/chap03.pdf

 

Rotation of Earth / ck12

http://www.ck12.org/Earth-Science/Rotation-of-Earth/

 

2-2-17 3rd Quarter Science Homework 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

2-2-17 Dear Families, We have come to the end of the 2nd quarter. Please have your student share with your their academic and extracurricular goals and plans for 3rd quarter. I am asking families to serve as accountability partners with students.

3rd Quarter Homework = Science 6th, 7th, & 8th

3rd QT- Letter to Self- On your own notebook paper write down the grades you desire to have at the end of the 3rd quarter. Write down the level of excellence you’d like to achieve in your extracurricular activities.

 

Academic Goals

Example:

I will earn A’s & B’s in all of my classes.

Academic Plan - Example:

  • Complete all assigned  work

  • Study every subject daily

  • Respect teachers

  • Turn in all homework

 

Extracurricular Goals

Example:

I want to win the championship.

Extracurricular Plan

-Practice weekly

-Encourage yourself

-Listen to your coach

 

You can write in paragraph form or create a bulleted list.

Now write a plan to ensure you meet your academic and extracurricular goals. You should be specific and make the plan one you can follow daily. You should share your plan with your family over the weekend. You should have your parent sign your plan with a contact number or email. This will serve as your first homework assignment for the 3rd quarter.