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Topics to be covered quarter 1:

Science Safety ................Scientific Method
Atoms and Molecules......Minerals
Rocks.............................Weathering and Erosion

Date....................
Period 2...............................................................................................
Period 3.........................................................................................................
M 8/27_ A day
*short class
Group model of the earth
welcome letter day 1
safety contract

HW Due 8/29/12: Parent email to me with contact info.
Student email to me with information
Safety contract signed
Group model of the earth
welcome letter day 1
safety contract

HW Due 8/29/12: Parent email to me with contact info.
Student email to me with information
Safety contract signed
T 8/28 _B day
*short class
Partner Clock - choose partners
Welcome letter continued
Illustrate your assigned safety rule with partner
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Partner Clock - choose partners
welcome letter continued
Illustrate your assigned safety rule with partner
_
W 8/29 _A day
Warm Up: Observing rock formation
Candle lab
Cool down: 1 question and 1 hypothesis that resulted from the candle lab_
Warm Up: Observing rock formation
Candle lab
Cool down: 1 question and 1 hypothesis that resulted from the candle lab
TH 8/30_B day
Finish Candle lab discussion
Finish safety illustrations
Safety Quiz
Finish textbook search
Scientific method graphic organizer
Safety quiz
F 8/31 _A day
Warm Up: Earth Science Cloze reading
Fire drill
Textbooks assigned/Textbook search
HW: Current Event Assignment Due 9/4/12_
Warm Up: Earth Science Cloze reading
Group work on vocabulary definitions

HW: Current Event Assignment Due 9/4/12
T 9/4 B day
Drill #1: Difference between art and science
Current Event Sharing
Group work for vocabulary definitions
Scientific method powerpoint (continued tomorrow)
Drill #1: Difference between art and science
Scientific method powerpoint
(continued tomorrow)
Current Events Sharing
Group work for vocabulary definition
W 9/5A day
Drill #2: What would you look for to identify if a scientific study was valid?
Scientific method powerpoint (see above)

HW due Thursday 9/6: develop a test to disprove a psuedoscience
Drill #2: What would you look for to identify if a scientific
study was valid?
Scientific method powerpoint (see above)
Started "Bathybius" reading (finish as Warm Up tomorrow)

HW due Thursday 9/6: develop a test to disprove a psuedoscience
Th 9/6_B day
Drill #3: What would you look for to determine if a scientific theory was
"real"?
"Bathybius" reading
branches of Earth science powerpoint

Quiz Tuesday on scientific method and branches of Earth science
Drill #3: What would you look for to determine if a scientific theory was
"real"?
"Bathybius" reading
branches of Earth science powerpoint

Quiz Tuesday on scientific method and branches of Earth science
F 9/7/A day
Drill #4: Racetrack playa picture - make observation, hypothesis and how
you might test the hypothesis
finish branches of Earth science
Accuracy and Precision lab
Drill #4: Racetrack playa picture - make observation, hypothesis and how
you might test the hypothesis
Safety Quiz
Accuracy and Precision lab
M. 9/10 B Day
Quiz Tomorrow
Media Center Information
HW Due Tuesday: Scientific Method Example
Quiz Tomorrow
Media Center Information
HW Due Tuesday: Scientific Method Example
T 9/11 A Day
Quiz TODAY
Drill #5: put the steps of the sci. meth. in order
HW Due Wednesday: Finish the analysis questions for accuracy and precision lab (see above for link)
Quiz TODAY
Drill #5: put the steps of the sci. meth. in order
HW Due Wednesday: Finish the analysis questions for accuracy and precision
lab (See above for link)
W 9/12 B Day
Drill #6: How accurate can you be with this ruler? How could you increase the precision?
Graphing your accuracy and precision data (graph of your data side 1, graph of 5 peoples data side 2)
We will continue graphing tomorrow

HW Due Thursday: Read section 2.1 (pg. 26-30) of your textbook. Make a fill out foldable with four sections of information for "structure of the Earth"
Drill #6: How accurate can you be with this ruler? How could you increase the precision?
Graphing your accuracy and precision data (graph of your data side 1, graph of 5 peoples data side 2)

We will continue graphing tomorrow

HW Due Thursday: Read section 2.1 (pg. 26-30) of your textbook. Make a fill out foldable with four sections of information for "structure of the Earth"
Th 9/13 A Day
Drill #6: Why do people stay in areas where large storms are forecast?

Finish graphing group data? What does the data tell us?

HW Due Friday: Finish graphs and questions
Last analysis question:
"Are the trends seen on the group and individual graphs the same or different? Describe how they are the same or different? Why do you think they are the same or different?"
Drill #6: Why do people stay in areas where large storms are forecast?

Finish graphing group data? What does the data tell us?

HW Due Friday: Finish graphs and questions
Last Analysis question:
"Are the trends seen on the group and individual graphs the same or different? Describe how they are the same or different? Why do you think they are the same or different?"
F 9/14 B Day
Due TODAY: Accuracy and Precision Lab

Media center
Due TODAY: Accuracy and Precision Lab


Media center
M 9/17
NO SCHOOL
-
NO SCHOOL
T 9/18 A Day
Drill #7: List 4 features of the Earth
Due (Handed in): Accuracy and Precision Lab

Structure of the Earth PPT
Notes Page

Pretest: Structure of the Earth

NO HOMEWORK
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Drill #7: List 4 features of the Earth
Due (Handed in): Accuracy and Precision Lab

Structure of the Earth PPT
Notes Page

Pretest: Structure of the Earth

NO HOMEWORK
W. 9/19 B Day
Drill #8: Not in notebook
Pull out diagram from page 2 of "Structure of Earth" packet
Draw in Compositional layers, label names, thicknesses, composition, density, temperature, phase

Begin building models as table groups

Meridians/Latitude ppt

HW Due Thursday (9/20): Parallel and latitude handout (use textbook and ppt to answer questions)
.
Drill #8: Not in notebook
Pull out diagram from page 2 of "Structure of Earth" packet
Draw in Compositional layers, label names, thicknesses, composition, density, temperature, phase

Begin building models as table groups

Meridians/Latitude ppt

HW Due Thursday (9/20): Parallel and latitude handout (use textbook and ppt to answer questions)
Th 9/20 A Day
Drill #9: 1. Where does energy on Earth come from?
2. What forms of energy do we find on Earth?

model building

Rheology/Heat flow ppt

HW Due Friday (9/21): Heat Flow handout (use textbook and ppt to answer questions)
        • NEXT THURSDAY TEST CHAPTER 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and scientific method
Drill #9: 1. Where does energy on Earth come from?
2. What forms of energy do we find on Earth?

Lock down drill
Work on model

Rheology/Heat flow ppt
didn't finish ppt

HW Due Friday (9/21): Heat Flow handout (use textbook and ppt to answer questions)
        • NEXT THURSDAY TEST CHAPTER 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and scientific method
.
F 9/21 B Day
Drill #10: Read the lab procedures
1. identify the independent variable and the dependent variable
2. Write a hypothesis

Conservation of Mass Lab Activity

HW due Monday: Read section 2.2 in textbook (4 boxes on foldable of important information)
Finish the analysis and conclusion of the lab. Have all materials stapled and ready to hand in at the beginning of class.
Drill #10: Read the lab procedures
1. identify the independent variable and the dependent variable
2. Write a hypothesis

Conservation of Mass Lab
Activity

HW due Monday: Read section 2.2 in textbook (4 boxes on foldable of important information)
Finish the analysis and conclusion of the lab. Have all materials stapled and ready to hand in at the beginning of class.
M 9/24 A Day
Drill #11: Water cycle picture...
1. List all the ways that water moves between the spheres on Earth.
2. List all the cycles of which you can think

1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics
Worked on Earth Models

Due today: conservation of mass lab
HW Due Thursday: Study Guide for Test
Due Tomorrow: Permission slip for Oct. 17th field trip (hand in at main office)
Drill #11: Water cycle picture...
1. List all the ways that water moves between the spheres on Earth.
2. List all the cycles of which you can think

1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics
Worked on Earth Models

Due today: conservation of mass lab
HW Due Thursday: Study Guide for Test
Due Tomorrow: Permission slip for Oct. 17th field trip (hand in at main office)
T 9/25 B Day
Drill #12: What happens to matter and energy in fossil fuels when the fuels are burned?

Finish review diagrams
Finish models

closing: compare the compositional zones of Earth with the mechanical zones.

HW Due Thursday: Study Guide for Test
Drill #12: What happens to matter and energy in fossil fuels when the fuels are burned?

Finish review diagrams
Finish models

closing: compare the compositional zones of Earth with the mechanical zones.

HW Due Thursday: Study Guide for Test
W 9/26
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
Th 9/27 A Day
TEST Chapter 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and scientific method

HW Due Friday: Atomic Structure and Measurement Review Handout
TEST Chapter 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and scientific method

HW Due Friday: Atomic Structure and Measurement Review Handout
F 9/28 B Day
Warm Up: What is "matter", define the term atom, what is the difference between an atom, an isotope, and an ion?

Go over Atomic Structure and Measurement Review Handout
Metric conversion using the ladder method

HW Due Monday: Revise Conversion of Mass Labs
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Warm Up: What is "matter", define the term atom, what is the difference between an atom, an isotope, and an ion?

Go over Atomic Structure and Measurement Review Handout
Metric conversion using the ladder method

HW Due Monday: Revise Conversion of Mass Labs
M 10/1 A Day
Warm Up: 1. Describe the difference between a physical and a chemical property of matter
2. Give at least one example of each (physical/chemical property)

Lego molecules activity/worksheet

Cool Down: what is the difference between a pure substance and a mixture

HW Due Wednesday: Flashcards of ALL Ch. 4 terms
Warm Up: 1. Describe the difference between a physical and a chemical property of matter
2. Give at least one example of each (physical/chemical property)

Lego molecules activity/worksheet

Cool Down: what is the difference between a pure substance and a mixture

HW Due Wednesday: Flashcards of ALL Ch. 4 terms
T 10/2 B Day
Warm Up: 1. Find your new seats
Physical/Chemical Properties Demo and worksheet

Concept Map Categorizing Matter

Work in table groups to identify a series of experiments necessary to identify to what category of matter each of the substances in the four beakers belong

HW Due Wednesday: Finish identifying above experiments, finish flash cards.
Warm Up: 1. Find your new seats
Physical/Chemical Properties Demo and worksheet

Concept Map Categorizing Matter

Work in table groups to identify a series of experiments necessary to identify to what category of matter each of the substances in the four beakers belong

HW Due Wednesday: Finish identifying above experiments, finish flash cards.
W 10/3 A Day
Warm Up: 1. Look at your periodic table. Why are Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr all in a column, called a "group"?
2. What about an atom is responsible for determining its chemical properties?

Video: Physical Science Series (bonding)
Notes on video

HW Due Thursday: Discussion Question from video
Warm Up: 1. Look at your periodic table. Why are Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr all in a column, called a "group"?
2. What about an atom is responsible for determining its chemical properties?

Video: Physical Science Series (bonding)
Notes on video

HW Due Thursday: Discussion Question from video
Th 10/4 B Day
Warm Up: Flashcards, organize them into 2 groups, * any cards you still do not understand

Chemical Equations and balancing chemical equations

Handed back test

HW: finish practice sheet for balancing chemical equations
Warm Up: Flashcards, organize them into 2 groups, * any cards you still do not understand

Reviewed discussion questions from video

Chemical equations and balancing chemical equationts
Handed back test

HW: finish practice sheet for balancing chemical equations
F 10/5 A Day
Switch to Mr. Morton's room

Density Lab

HW Due Monday: Finish questions for lab
Textbook pg. 94 #1-8, 11, 12, 14, 16
Extra credit: mass vs. weight worksheet

Remediation: If you received a 53/67 or lower
Textbook pg. 44 #18, 20, 21, 24, 30
Points will be added to your test grade*

Quiz Tuesday:
Chapter 4 (Atomic structure, isotopes, ions, chemical formulas, balancing chemical equations, bonds, categories of matter)
Switch to Mr. Morton's room

Density Lab

HW Due Monday: Finish questions for lab
Textbook pg. 94 #1-8, 11, 12, 14, 16
Extra credit: mass vs. weight worksheet

Remediation: If you received a 53/67 or lower
Textbook pg. 44 #18, 20, 21, 24, 30
Points will be added to your test grade*

Quiz Tuesday:
Chapter 4 (Atomic structure, isotopes, ions, chemical formulas, balancing chemical equations, bonds, categories of matter)
M 10/8 B Day
Collected: lab analysis questions, extra credit

Handed out vocabulary list Chapter 5
Minerals - PPT and Notes

HW: Study for Quiz Tomorrow
Collected: lab analysis questions, extra credit

Handed out vocabulary list Chapter 5
Minerals - PPT and Notes

HW: Study for Quiz Tomorrow
T 10/9 A Day
Warm Up:
Determine if each of the following are minerals
1. glucose (C6H12O6), 2. Calcite (CaCO3), 3. Copper (Cu), 4. Water (H2O)

Quiz (Atomic structure and bonding)

Finished the Mineral characteristics used to identify

HW: Textbook pg. 108 #1, 2, 3, 4, 9
Warm Up:
Determine if each of the following are minerals
1. glucose (C6H12O6), 2. Calcite (CaCO3), 3. Copper (Cu), 4. Water (H2O)

Quiz (Atomic structure and bonding)

Finished the Mineral characteristics used to identify

HW: Textbook pg. 108 #1, 2, 3, 4, 9
W 10/10 B Day
Warm Up:
1.Which of these minerals are compounds
Copper (Cu), Calcite (CaCO3), Sylvite (KCl), Zircon (ZrSiO4)
2. How can you tell the difference between a compound and a homogenous mixture?

Models of silicate minerals packet Day 1

HW: Textbook pg. 114 #1-6
Warm Up:1.Which of these minerals are compounds
Copper (Cu), Calcite (CaCO3), Sylvite (KCl), Zircon (ZrSiO4)
2. How can you tell the difference between a compound and a homogenous mixture?

Models of silicate minerals packet Day 1

HW: Textbook pg. 114 #1-6
Th 10/11 A Day
Warm Up: What kind of bonds are important in the formation of silicate minerals?

Go over homework

Models of silicate minerals packet Day 2

HW: Finish any analysis questions from packet
Warm Up: What kind of bonds are important in the formation of silicate minerals?

Go over homework

Models of silicate minerals packet Day 2

HW: Finish any analysis questions from packet
F 10/12 B Day
Warm Up: What kind of bonds are important for silicate structure? Explain your answer

Mineral Identification Lab

HW: Finish any analysis questions from lab
AND
Concept map of mineral handout (no more than 40 minutes)
Warm Up: What kind of bonds are important for silicate structure? Explain your answer

Mineral Identification Lab

HW: Finish any analysis questions from lab
AND
Concept map of mineral handout (no more than 40 minutes)
M 10/15 A Day
Warm Up: Identify 2 unknown minerals using the physical characteristics described

Go over silicate and non-silicate crystal structure
Worked on concept map of minerals

HW: textbook pg. 116 #1-7, 9-16
Warm Up: Identify 2 unknown minerals using the physical characteristics described

Go over silicate and non-silicate crystal structure
Worked on concept map of minerals

HW: textbook pg. 116 #1-7, 9-16
T 10/16 B Day
Warm Up: Identify 7 characteristics used to identify minerals

Review of minerals

HW: Study for Quiz

Mineral use report Due Oct. 26
Warm Up: Identify 7 characteristics used to identify minerals

Review of minerals

HW: Study for Quiz

Mineral use report Due Oct. 26
W 10/17 A Day
No Class College Visit Field Trip
No Class College Visit Field Trip
Th 10/18 B Day
Warm Up:
1. What is responsible for mineral structure
2. What are the special properties of halites, carbonates, and ferromagnesians?
3. How would you identify an unknown mineral?

Quiz on mineral facts and identification

HW: Handout for notes on Chapter 6
Mineral use report Due Oct. 26
Warm Up:
1. What is responsible for mineral structure
2. What are the special properties of halites, carbonates, and ferromagnesians?
3. How would you identify an unknown mineral?

Quiz on mineral facts and identification

HW: Handout for notes on Chapter 6
Mineral use report Due Oct. 26
F 10/19
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
M 10/22 A Day
No warm up: Computer activity
Igneous rock formation online activity
Link is on home page

HW: Mineral Report Due Oct. 26
*As always if you did not finish activity in class you must finish for homework*
No warm up: Computer activity
Igneous rock formation online activity
Link is on home page

HW: Mineral Report Due Oct. 26
*As always if you did not finish activity in class you must finish for homework*
T 10/23 B Day
No Warm up: Media center for computer activity

Rock cycle online activity
Link is on home page

HW: Mineral Report Due Oct. 26
*As always if you did not finish activity in class you must finish for homework*
No Warm up: Media center for computer activity

Rock cycle online activity
Link is on home page

HW: Mineral Report Due Oct. 26
*As always if you did not finish activity in class you must finish for homework*
W 10/24 A Day
Warm Up: Igneous rocks are categorized (felsic, intermediate, mafic) by what two characteristics?

Igneous rock identification lab
Using Table of Igneous rock information

HW: Mineral Report Due Oct. 26
Quarter 1 Review sheet Due Oct. 29
Warm Up: Igneous rocks are categorized (felsic, intermediate, mafic) by what two characteristics?

Igneous rock identification lab
Using Table of Igneous rock information

HW: Mineral Report Due Oct. 26
Quarter 1 Review sheet Due Oct. 29
Th 10/25 B Day
Warm Up: Bowen's Reaction Series: What is it?

Going over what we learned from our 3 activities.
Notes: Metamorphic Rocks
HW: Quarter 1 Review Due Oct 29
Mineral use report Due TOMORROW!
Warm Up: Bowen's reaction series : What is it?

Going over what we learned from our 3 activities.
Notes: Metamorphic Rocks
HW: Quarter 1 Review Due Oct 29
Mineral use report Due TOMORROW!
F 10/26 A Day
Warm Up: How are metamorphic rocks different than igneous rocks? How are metamorphic rocks different than sedimentary rocks?

Notes: Sedimentary Rocks/Erosion

HW: Quarter 1 Review Due Oct 29
Mineral use report Due TODAY
Warm Up: How are metamorphic rocks different than igneous rocks? How are metamorphic rocks different than sedimentary rocks?

Notes: Sedimentary Rocks/Erosion

HW: Quarter 1 Review Due Oct 29
Mineral use report Due TODAY
M 10/29 B Day
No school - Hurricane Sandy
No School- Hurricane Sandy
T 10/30 A Day
No School - Hurricane Sandy
No School - Hurricane Sandy
W 10/31 B Day
Warm Up: Review question. Test taking techniques
Review of Q1 packet
Q1 Packet Key
Warm Up: Review question. Test Taking Techniques
Q1 Packet Key
Th 11/1 A Day
No Warm Up
Q1 Assessment Multiple Choice Section
No Warm Up
Q1 Assessment Multiple Choice Section
F 11/2 B Day
No Warm Up
Q1 Assessment: BCR portion
HW: Textbook Ch. 8 pg.190 #1-8
Radioactive Decay worksheet
No Warm Up
Q1 Assessment: BCR portion
HW: Textbook Ch. 8 pg.190 #1-8R
Radioactive decay worksheet
M 11/5
No School
No School
T 11/6
No School
No School

END OF QUARTER 1 ACTIVITIES
END OF QUARTER 1 ACTIVITIES