Science Homework for all 6-8 - Science-Writing homework is due 11-16-18 all students are turning in their 3 paragraph draft with revisions, and edit marks in red ink or colored red pencil.
This is worth 10 points. The published work is due 11-19-18 Monday morning please be mindful a published piece has no errors. I will send a student to each class to collect the published piece during breakfast. Possible scores 100% or zero. Review the video and links below to refresh yourself with the writing process. Please be mindful a published piece has no errors this is why it is called a published work.
Room 122 will complete for homework worth 10 points. Students will exchange papers with their partner during the bell ringer in the am. This serves as a study guide to assist students in unpacking the chapter information. Please ask your child questions about each lesson in chapter one to help them prepare for Friday’s test 11-16-18.
B. Title: Study Guide / Create 6 questions for each title on one sheet and create an answer key on another sheet.
You must develop 6 questions for each:
Living Things and the Environment
Interactions Among Living Things
Changes in Communities
Provide yourself with the page and paragraph to support your response. Stars create 3 questions for each section.
Examples for how to begin questions:
Compare and contrast
Define and give an example
All students received the ClassDoJo parent sign up document today. Please have your student give you this form, sign up, take a look at their progress, and return the quarter sheet to me on 11-7-18.
Title: The Writing Process
Directions- View the video, discuss with family, and place notes on NP with the title. All student in science class revisited this information to assist with their “Science/Writing Self-Reflection & Second Quarter Action Plan”.
All students should have completed page 1 titled, “Self-Reflection”. Please ask your student to share their completed work with you over the weekend.
Science 6-8 / Writing Self-Reflection & Second Quarter Action Plan
Five Steps of the Writing Process: 1. Pre-Write (Brainstorming) 2. Draft (Writing) 3. Revision
4. (Edit-fix all errors) 5. Publish (final copy has no errors)
Directions- Page 1 Title: Self-Reflections
This page you will self-reflect on your academic practices for the first quarter from September to today. Use bullets to share your key details that identify all you have done to ensure great grades. Use the following questions to get your mind moving:
1. How did you prepare for your test and quizzes?
2. Where did you complete homework at home? Did this place work well for you? Explain
3. What is your family’s expectations for your grades? Did you meet the family expectation? Explain
4. Did you give 100% each day you entered the Kipling building? Explain
5. Why is it important to do your best daily versus end up in grade recovery?
6. How will you change or improve your current academic practices? Give at least 5 specific things you will do.
7. Share 3 things that you think worked well and your grades were A’s or B’s.
8. Share 3 things you think did not work well and your grades were D’s or F’s.
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 3- 4
6th Homework - Vocabulary due 11-6-18 during breakfast.
NP - Title: Winds Vocabulary /
Students had time in class to complete this assignment. Students who did not complete in class will complete for homework. It is due 11-6-18 during breakfast. Most students wasted time and did not finish in the time that was allotted in class.
Word - Illustration with captions tells the reader the meaning of the word
Part of Speech identified = noun, verb, adjective, adverb
Sentence containing word. The sentence must show you understand the word.
Synonym and antonym for the word
2. Science Winds Review and Reinforce handout - Students were given time in class to complete this assignment, peer edit, and make improvements.
3. Air Pressure and Wind - Science Notes - The class viewed, took notes, and answered questions. I modeled note taking for them using a word document. Students must improve those notes as they revisit the website. Notebooks will be given to Mrs. Gale during breakfast 11-6-18. Science notebooks will be placed in the blue chair open to today’s entry.
SGI- ClassDoJo will be used to monitor your group activities.
Determine the main idea. Determine the main idea
Title: Clean Air
Write an advertisement that encourages others to take care of the planet specifically the air. Each group member will discuss and collaborate together. Each student will make their own poster on chart paper. All the poster will be placed together to form one large poster. The one large poster should be inclusive of all you have learned with one title written on the sentence strip.
Draw conclusions from informational text - Read as you complete the activity. In your SN write a summary of all you have read and learned from this activity. Create an anchor chart that explains the importance of clean air and all you have learned. Each student will place their contributions for the anchor chart on copy paper.
Title: Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breath
Group 3 /
Summarize IT. G3 Summarize IFT = Informational text
Title: Movement of Pollutants - Read as you answer each item, discuss, and be prepared to write a summary in your SN and make a poster that informs the public about air pollutants.
Compare and contrast claims
Title: Visible and invisible pollutants
Explore data about the sources and consequences of different types of pollutant emissions. Write a news article that shares with the public the visible and invisible pollutants.
7th Grade Quiz on Thursday 11-15-18 Chapter 1 Test Friday 11-9-18.
MS- LS 2-2/ Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
Writing W. 7.1 D – Establish and maintain a formal style. Text – Interactive Science – Ecology and the Environment
Newsela - 11-9-18
Directions- You will need two sheets of notebook. The information for one article goes on one sheet and the information for other article goes on the second sheet with the titles. You will face the window, only accessing the school website, reading the directions, and off to www.newsela.com
Remember to follow the directions carefully this can count as a science, writing, and listening grade. You will work in silence. Student that venture from the Newsela site will receive a zero on both articles.
NP- Title: Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people
NP- Title: Mammals were probably night owls when dinosaurs ruled the land
You will take notes on NP, answer the quiz on Newsela, and complete the writing prompt on your NP.
Place notes on your notebook paper using bullets that identify key details
Writing Prompt- Write a short paragraph that explain the central idea of the article. Use at least two details from the article to support your response.
Remember no quiz will be reset, return to the text to locate evidence to support, and then select your answer.
SGI- Small Group Instruction
Group 1- Design a poster illustrating how natural selection drives evolutionary adaptation in living things, using an example of your choice (e.g. a predator/prey relationship).
Group 2- Write a short story about how you would genetically modify yourself using characteristics of other organisms, in an attempt to survive dramatic climate change.
Group 3- Write out a script. Discuss, design and act out a role-play based around the evolutionary adaptations of modern humans over the past 150,000 years. Include the three major types of variations (morphological, physiological and behavioural). Define each term with an example that helps your peers make connections.
Group 4- In small groups, design your own games of ‘hangman’ based on words related to natural selection and play it with the rest of the class. Create a study guide also that ask questions to help your peer deepen their understanding of natural selection. Students will include information for the entire chapter.
Room 122 Homework - Due 11-7-18 during breakfast.
The questions below will assist your student in preparing for Thursday’s quiz and Friday’s Chapter 1 test.
Room 122 / Directions - Use the same paper as your notes from the SM video “Natural Selection”.
How do adaptation help an organism survive?
What are competition and predation?
Explain the three types of symbiosis?
How do populations change in size?
Explain the factors that limit population growth.
Explain how primary and secondary succession differ?
Write a three paragraph summary titled, “Populations and Communities”.
11-13-18 Room 120/122 Homework
Titled: Energy Flow in Ecosystems - Directions read pages 42-49, answer all items in the text, as you prepare for the quiz on Thursday, and test on Friday. Place notes in your SN for the video placed below with the title:
Room 122 & 120 - Title: Ecosystems Populations and Habitats
Directions- Place notes in your SN study as you prepare for Thursday’s quiz and Friday’s Test. Chapter 2 lesson 1. You will be answer question 1 using prior knowledge or making an educated inference. You will answer questions 2-3 once you have viewed the video and took excellent notes in y our science notebook.
1. How can scientist divide the areas of the Earth to study living things?
2. What are the nine land and water biomes?
3. Which biome best describes where you live?
Homework - Revisit the link room 122, improve your notes, and answer each question in your SN correctly. notebook check Thursday. Room 120 will complete for homework placing notes in the science notebook with the title.
Room 122 - Mrs. Gale modeled note taking on a word document as students viewed and discussed in class. These notes will assist students with this week’s assessments.
Title: Ecosystems Populations and Habitats
1. Students answered question
- 50 million species of organisms live on Earth
- Scientist look from the broadest level to most specific (largest to smallest)
- Biosphere is the broadest level = Largest
- Biomes come under the large Biosphere
- Biomes are major ecological systems
- Each have a specific climate = certain organisms living there
- Biomes = 3 water, 6 land,
- Water biomes (salt water, freshwater, wetlands)
- 1. How can scientist divide the areas of the Earth to study living things?
- 2. What are the nine land and water biomes?
- 3. Which biome best describes where you live?
Homework 11-5-18 / Essay- NP- Title: Chap 3 - Digestion Essay
You will select 2 of the items below, write in paragraph form, using your SWR. This will count as a science & writing grade. Students that didn’t turn in their homework are in GR= grade recovery. Students have lost 10 points and were given time in class to complete and turn in to teacher.
Write an answer for each of the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.
Explain why people who eat only plants must eat a variety of plants in order to obtain all the nutrients they need.
Explain what My Plate is and how it can help people plan a healthy diet.
Explain how your mouth helps to digest food.
SGI= Small Group Instruction
Group 1- 91 C / Summarize Title: The Human Heart PBS ML- Create a summary or poster that shares all you have learned. Each student must work with their team, take notes on NP, and develop questions for your peers to answer. The questions will go on one sheet a minimum of 10 questions with an answer key.
Group 2 - 91 D / Determine the main idea Title: Drinking Water HK (Healthy Kids) Create an advertisement that encourages all to drink water. Include the importance of drinking water on all body systems.
Group 3 - 91 D / Differentiate the functions of different parts of the heart. Your group can create a 12 frame comic strip with illustrations, poster, or anchor chart. You will decide and pick only one.
Title: Heart Facts
Group 4- Analyze Claims PBS – ML – Title: Heart Disease / Create a three paragraph summary, poster, or advertisement about each topic. Each student must work with their team, take notes on NP, and develop questions for your peers to answer. The questions will go on one sheet a minimum of 10 questions with an answer key.
Title: Are Your Bowels Moving