Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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

Week 12-19-16 Science Explorations

6th 12-19-16  MS-ESS2-3.

Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

Bell Ringer - Explain “Sea-Flooring Spreading” in your own words using your prior knowledge. Think about each word's meaning to develop your written understanding. Fold your paper in half vertically place your answer on the left.  Do not open your book.

Independently- Read pages 80-85 underline key details and take notes in the margin. You will answer the questions on the same paper as  your bell ringer titled, “SFS”. Place the answers on the back left.

  1. Define mid-ocean ridges?

  2. How did scientists determine the location and size of the underwater mountain chains.

  3. What are these underwater mountain chains called?

  4. Does sea-floor spreading occur today? Explain

  5. How is the ocean floor like a giant conveyor belt?

Sea Floor Spreading Cartoon- View and take notes in your SN remember to use bullets to represent your key details.

Sea-Floor Spreading Educational Children's Cartoon


Room 123 ET / Students will answer 1-3 keep in mind that is a total of 5 answers you will have. Once you are done place on desk five the handout and your answer sheet.


Tectonics of the Planet Earth [educational video]


7th Grade 12-119-16  Students have been given an extra day to complete the poster below. All posters are due on 12-20-16.

Rubric A - Cell Division Poster Due 12-19-16

Each students will give an 1 min oral presentation to the class. Students were given time in class today to begin their posters.

  1. Identifiable information in top left hand corner

  2. A title that grabs the reader’s attention

  3. 3 - Illustrations and captions

  4. 5 Fun Facts about cell division

  5. 1 paragraph summary about cell division

  6. A detailed description of the cell cycle using your science vocabulary and illustrations

7th 12-19-16  MS-LS4-5.

Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

Bell Ringer - Read pages 134-135 titled, “Human Inheritance”. Place your answers on your notebook paper with the title, BR-HI.

  1. Describe some patterns of human inheritance.

  2. What is a trait that is controlled by multiple alleles?

  3. Why can a person carry only 2 alleles for a trait even though a trait may have more than 2 possible alleles?

  4. Explain what you have learned about blood types.

Independently - Read pages 136-139 underline key details in the text as you place notes in the margin of the text. You will answer the following questions and place your answers on a separate sheet of paper titled, “HI RR”.

Review your text and notes on “Cell Division”.

You will then complete your “Cell Division” test. You will return to ck-12 as you use the text to answer the test. This is independent talking will result in an F.


8th 12-19-16  MS-PS3-2.

Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

8th Homework - Log into ck 12 as you read, highlight, and take notes for the following:

Universal Law of Gravity ck-12


Bell Ringer - Title: Momentum

What is a n object’s momentum? Define momentum with your peer. Read pages 52-53 as you answer the following:

  1. Explain the equation for momentum.

  2. How could an object with a large mass have the same momentum as an object with a small mass?

Independently- Read pages 54-55 carefully as you underline key details and place notes in the margin. Once you are done answer all items in the text.

Directions- View, discuss, take notes in your SN titled, “NULG”, as you prepare to answer questions.

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation Lesson


Newton’s universal law of gravitation ppt