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 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 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 / Seasons

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.

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 - Title = Velocity

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.