Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

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

Nov 7, 2016 - Week of Explorations 6th, 7th, and 8th



Moby Max Science Homework 6th , 7th, and 8th Graders

Science Homework due 11-15-16 by midnight all students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th must complete 3 Moby Max Science assignments. Remember to do your very best read all the information carefully and select the best answer. Students will be assigned 2 or 3 Moby Max assignments weekly that will be due the following Tuesday by midnight as we move forward the remainder of the school year. Please ensure that your student is doing their very best as this prepares them for the district assessment. The skills in Moby Max will increase scientific knowledge. The expectation is for 80% or better please discusses this expectation with your student. Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. Brandy Gale



11-8-16 Room 120 / In Class Assignment

SGI / Science Notebook - Title - Chemical Change C2/ PS1-2

Directions- Working in your small groups visit the school website, access the link, read,  discuss, and take notes.






6th Graders - Life and the Geologic Time Scale (MS-ESS1-4

Standard /    ESS1-4 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s history.

Bell Ringer:

Read pages 48-49 complete the MPD, vocabulary, and Fig 1.

Visit the link below as you read, take notes in your science notebook titled "Life and the Geologic Time Scale", and create 5 questions for your peer to answer on notebook paper. 

Directions- Read the entire text your exit ticket are the questions below. Do not write the questions answer them in complete sentences.


  1. Why do we not know exactly when life first evolved on Earth?
  2. When did life become abundant?
  3. Where do humans appear in this graphic? Is that where you would expect them to be?




8th Grade / PS1-1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.


Directions- Today you will reread the information at the link below as you participate in the Chemical Reaction Demonstration.  You will work in your small groups to complete the lab and answer the questions. 





Homework - Due 11-8-16 morning when you enter room 118.

Title- Lab Report/Chemical Reaction PS1 1-2

- On notebook paper answer the following questions in complete sentences. Do not write the questions use your science writing rubric as you respond. Use you science vocabulary do not use general terms use your science vocabulary.

  1. Why do you think the flame goes out when a jar is placed over the candle?

  2. What do you think are the reactants in this chemical reaction?

  3. Will the candle still burn if one of the reactants (wax or oxygen) is no longer available? Explain

  4. When a candle burns for a while, it eventually gets smaller and smaller, Where does the candle wax go?

  5. How long does it take the chemical reaction to take place? Explain

  6. Why was there smoke after the flame went out?






Good Day 7th Graders/ Standard- LS1-4 Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

Animal Behavior- PDF - Read the article, take notes in your science notebook titled, LS1-4 / Animal Behavior, and answer the review questions on notebook paper. The review questions will be collected.