Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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

Middle School Science Wk 1/9/17

6th Grade 1-12-17   MS- ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.   

Bell Ringer - Create an illustration with captions that explains the composition of the atmosphere.


Ozone Recovery-


United States Environmental Protection Agency= EPA


Rm - 123/ SM - Title: Ozone Layer / Place your notes in your SN copy the subheadings, skip about 4-5 lines so you can add your bulleted key details.

Chapter 1: Introduction to The Ozone                                

 Chapter 2: What Is the Ozone Layer?            

 Chapter 3: CFCs & Ozone Depletion                   

 Chapter 4: The Hole in the Ozone Layer                           

 Chapter 5: Greenhouse Gases & Global Warming                 

 Chapter 6: The Chemistry of CFCs & Ozone Depletion            Chapter 7: Finding Substitutes for CFCs           

Chapter 8: Conclusion to The Ozone Layer           






7th Grade / 1-9-17

MS LS 1-6 / 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.


Science notebook - Take notes titled, “ Photosynthesis PPT” be prepared to use your notes to develop a study guide that will be shared with another small group.[1].ppt

Exit Ticket 1-9-17

ET Directions- On your notebook paper follow the instructions carefully titled, “Photosynthesis” paraphrase the passage option 1 or option 2 explain the process of photosynthesis using illustrations and captions.

Paraphrase this passage on photosynthesis. Use the back of this page if you need more room. Paraphrasing — Photosynthesis Paraphrasing is restating published writing in your own words. It can be shorter or longer than the original writing. To paraphrase: 1. Identify the main idea 3. Change the structure of the paragraph 2. Change the words and word order 4. Write about it in a different way Be careful not to plagiarize. Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s writing and passing it off as yours without giving credit to them. Photosynthesis is the cycle by which plants make their own energy. This is a complex biochemical process where the energy of sunlight is converted into chemical energy, or food. Most plants don’t get food by eating other organisms like animals do. They make their own food, in the form of glucose (sugar). This sugar is made from carbon dioxide and water. Carbon dioxide is taken in through the leaves, and water is taken in through the roots. Sunlight provides the energy that causes a reaction and creates the glucose that plants need to survive. Oxygen is actually a waste product from this reaction, and it is released into the environment for animals and humans to breathe. In green plants and algae, the pigment molecules that initially absorb the sun’s energy are called chlorophyll. Keep in mind that photosynthesis is a very complex process. But it can be understood with a simplified equation: Carbon dioxide, plus water, plus light, yields oxygen, plus sugar. In animals, this equation is reversed: oxygen, plus sugar, yields carbon dioxide, plus water, plus energy.


7th Grade / 1-12-17  MS LS 1-6 / 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.

Bell Ringer - Revisit the Photosynthesis

View the video as you take notes:

Photosynthesis- Students will visit the link below and follow the directions.




1-12-17  8th Grade - MS PS 3-3 MS-PS3-3.

Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.


Heat Conduction - ck 12

Directions- You must complete 1-3 before the end of class today 1-12-17 if you have time left you will begin number 4.

1-13-17 You will complete 5-7. 


1. Visit the link, read, and follow the directions. Your quiz is due before you exit class today.

2. View the video at ck 12 / Heat Conduction and take notes in your science notebook titled, “HC/ck 12.

3. Complete the Heat Conduction “Practice Assessment” write on the handout this is a quiz.

4. You will place your answers on your handout.

5. Read and view the video for real world text titled “Fire Walking” and answer the questions 1-5  on your notebook paper.

6. Read and view the video for real world text titled, “Be Specific” and answer the questions 1-8 on your notebook paper.

7. Read and view the video for the real world text titled, “How is your Home Heated” as you answer questions 1-6 on your notebook paper.