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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oct 28- Nov 1

Weekly Lesson Plans October 28-November 1
Monday- Students will watch the 100 Greatest Discoveries in Astronomy to begin the Astronomy Unit.

Tuesday-BR# 17 Read "A Return to the Moon"pg. 659 and answer both questions in your journal.  Students will take notes over Chapter 19 S.1 about the Earth, Moon, and Sun.  Homework: Ch 19 Vocab pg. 683 14 words due Friday before the Vocab Quiz.

Wednesday- BR # 18 Read "Exploring Planets" pg. 665 answer question 1 in your journal.  Students will take notes and have discussion over Ch 19 S.2 The Inner and Outer Planets.  Homework: Chapter 19 S.2 Questions #1-8 pg. 670.

ThursdayBR #19 Read " Where are Earth's crators?" pg. 677 answer questions 1 and 2 in your journal.  Notes over chapter 19 S.3 Homework: S.3 review questions pg.679 #1-9

Friday- Ch 19 Vocab Quiz. Ch 19 Study Guide

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oct 21-25

Weekly Lesson Plans October 21-25

Monday- Students will be in the library working on creating an Element pamphlet.  Students signed up for an element that they were interested in researching.  They are finding information about this element such as how is was discovered, who discovered it, when it was discovered, physical and chemical properties, uses, compounds, where it can be found in the world, and how it can be extracted or purified. The Brochure is due on Thursday!

Tuesday- Students will continue working on their Element pamphlet in the library.

Wednesday- Students will continue working on their Element pamphlet in the library.

Thursday- Students will continue working on their Element pamphlet in the library. The brochure will be due at the end of the class period today!

Friday- No School!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oct 14-18

Weekly Lesson Plans October 14th-18th

Monday- No School

Tuesday-Students will take the Chapter 5 Vocab Quiz.  Then they will have the rest of the period to work on their Chapter 5 Study Guide. Study Guide is due on Thursday.

Wednesday- Students will have the first half of the period to work on their Chapter 5 Study Guide (due Thursday).  Then students will review concepts from Chapter 5 with a short video.

Thursday- Students will trade and grade their Chapter 5 Study Guide and then play the Game Show Review.

Friday- Chapter 5 Test.  This is the first test on second quarter.  There will be an extra credit puzzle after the test.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Oct 7-11

Weekly Lesson Plans October 7th-11th

MondayBR #14 What items do you put on your calander? What items appear in a regular pattern or periodic? Notes and Discussion over Chapter 5 S.1 Homework: Organizing Elements worksheet with the Chapter 5 vocab (12 words pg. 169) on the back.

TuesdayBR #15 Identify the following on the periodic table:  A. the chemical symbol for Mercury B. The period and group for Gold C. the atomic mass of Iron D. the atomic number of Neon E. the element represented by Cu  Students will take notes and have a discussion over Ch 5 S.2  Homework: Elements in your body/Magnesium

Wednesday-  BR #16 Drawing Conclusions #7 pg. 155 Students will take notes and have discussion over chapter 5 S.3 Homework: Ch 5 S.3 Concept Review/ACT Practice

Thursday-Students will watch a video about elements. Tempted to snore over the periodic table of the elements? Not after poet Roger McGough, in inspired dramatic fashion, traces the evolution of chemistry from the Greeks to present day. This program includes one feature segment and three short segments: The Elixir of Life (12 min.), European Alchemists (9 min.), The Elements of Life (22 min.), Combined Strength (5 min.)

Friday- No School

Reminders: Vocab Quiz next Tuesday and Ch 5 Test next Friday!