Friday, February 12, 2016


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Study Guides were collected.

3. Students took the multiple choice test.

4. Everyone entered their answers in the clickers for immediate feedback.

5. Students received their graded short answer/extended response papers from Thursday.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your two snow days!

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Reviewed for SA/ER test using study guide

3. Students took the Short Answer and Extended Response part of the Unit 5 test.

Multiple Choice Test is tomorrow! Study! 

Monday, February 8, 2016


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell work

2. We reviewed the study guide (answers on previous blog post).

Extended Response and Short Answer Test is Tuesday.

Multiple Choice Test is Wednesday.

Friday, February 5, 2016


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We watched the second video from yesterday's lesson and answered the questions on the green sheet. We taped the green sheet to ISN page 77.

3. Accessing Prior Knowledge: We had a discussion about sound media and how it works (CDs, records, tapes, etc.)

4. Students completed the left side of an anticipation guide before watching the brain pop video.

5. We watched a brain pop video on analog and digital recordings.

6. Students completed the right side of the anticipation guide after watching the video.

7. Students got their study guides for next week's unit 5 test.

Monday will be a review day.

Tuesday will be the short answer and extended response test (the back side of the study guide). 

Wednesday will be the multiple choice part of the text (the front side of the study guide). 

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Graded work was returned to students (green note-takers and exit slips)

3. We did an ISN check over pages 61-70. This was worth 100 points.

4. We reviewed the meaning of the term "medium" on group whiteboards and gave examples.

5. Students watched a video on light and answered questions from the video. Students kept the paper so we can watch the second video and do the second set of questions in class tomorrow.

Click here to watch the video.

6. Students did an exit slip on a notecard.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We finished the pink foldables and glued them to ISN page 75 (2nd period only)

3. Students watched a brain pop video on rainbows.

4. Students participated in a stations activity where they circulated to 8 stations categorizing the type of lens at each station (convex, concave, or prism). This was on ISN page 76.

5. Also at each station, was a Brain Pop article students were to read and record two interesting facts from the article on a green note-taker sheet. (There were 4 mini-articles in total)

6. Exit Slip (3rd and 7th periods only)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Students received their graded exit slips from yesterday.

3. Students read pages 562-565 in the blue science book.

4. Students made a 4-part foldable as they read. Each section of the foldable had 3 facts and 1 diagram or picture. The sections of the foldables were:
   --- The Speed of Light
   --- Refraction of Light Waves
   --- Convex Lenses
   --- Concave Lenses

5. Students who did not score a 4 on their exit slip from yesterday were permitted to revise their work.

Monday, February 1, 2016


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We watched the Brain Pop Video on Light and took the quiz.

3. Students finished the yellow vocabulary puzzle sheet and taped it to ISN page 73.

4. Students participated in Light Stations where students investigated different objects and classified them according to the list below:

The results were recorded on ISN page 74.

4. Exit Slip: Explain how light can be
          A. Reflected
          B. Refracted
          C. Absorbed
          D. Transmitted