Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery.
Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feb 25-March 1

Weekly Lesson Plans February 25th- March 1st

Monday- Chapter 22 Test.  Extra Credit will be given after the test.  Journals #29-35 are also due.

Tuesday- History in the Rocks fossil activity.   Students will apply the law of superposition to the sample rock columns.  Demonstrate the use of index fossils for determining relative and absoloute ages.  Evaluate the usefulness of different methods for determining relative and absolute ages.

Wednesday- Students will watch a NOVA program about The Four Winged Dionosaur.

Thursday- Students will watch a BBC Documentary about The Atmosphere

Friday- Motion on Mition.  Students will be introduced to speed, distance, and time.  They will go to the cafeteria to practice different types of motion and see how that affects their speed, distance, and time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feb 18-22

Weekly Lesson Plans February 18th-22nd

Monday- No School

Tuesday- Ch 22 Vocab Quiz (15 words).  Students will have the rest of hte period to work on their Chapter 22 Study Guide due on Wednesday.

Wednesday- Students will trade and grade the study guide and play the review game.

Thursday- Chapter 22 Test, Extra credit will be given after the test.

Friday- Students will watch a video about Geologic Time.  They will have to describe the geologic setting, life, and climate for each time period discussed in the video. 

Important: Journals will be collected on Monday February 25th.  Students should have bellringers #26-35.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Feb 11-15

Weekly Lesson Plans February 11th-15th

Monday- BR # 36 Read "Surviving Natural Disasters" pg. 793 Answer question 1 in your journal.  Students have the rest of the period to work on their Greenhouse Effect Lab Graph (from Friday, due Tuesday).  Students can also work on outlining Chapter 22 S.3 out of the book.  Section 3 is on page 789.  The graph and outline are homework. 

Tuesday- Students will be working on the Prehistoric Climate Activity.  They will be observing fossils of leaves and use math to determine their age.

Wednesday- Students will start watching Twister.  There is a questions sheet that goes along with the video.

Thursday- Students will continue to watch Twister

Friday- Students will finish watching Twister. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Feb 4-8

Weekly Lesson Plans February 4th-8th

Monday- Students will take the Chapter 21 Test.  Extra Credit will be given out after the test.

Tuesday- BR # 34 1. Which layer of the atmosphere is the closest to Earth? 2. Which layer of the atmosphere is the farthest away? 3. Which layer of the atmosphere is the coldest?  Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 22 S.1 Characteristics of the Atmosphere. Homework: Chapter 22 S.1 Review Questions pg. 780 #1-7.

Wednesday- Students will haev a Quiz over Chapter 22 S.1.  After the Quiz, students will have the rest of the period to work on the Graphing the Atmosphere Activity. 

Thursday- BR #35 Read "Harnessing the wind" pg. 788 Answer question 2 in your journal.  Students will watching a youtube clip about Bats and Wind Energy.  Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 22 S.2 Water and Wind.  Homework: Cloud and water Cycle sheet, and Chapter 22 S.2 Review Questions pg. 787 #1-7.

Friday- Students will have a quiz over Chapter 22 S.2.  Students will set up The Greenhouse Effect Lab.  Students will work on keeping time and records for the lab.  They will also so the Chapter 22 Vocab 15 words pg. 799. Lab and Vocab are due on Monday.