Monday, May 19, 2014

5-19-14

This week, we begin K-PREP testing at school. Here is the schedule:

Monday:
Reading A, Reading B

Tuesday:
No School (Election Day)

Wednesday:
Reading C, Math A

Thursday:
Math B, Math C

Friday:
Science A, Science B

Monday:
No School (Memorial Day)

Tuesday:
Science C


Friday, May 16, 2014

5-16-14

Here's what we did today:

1. We finished the Force Arrow Diagrams from yesterday. Students who had them done at the beginning of class received a reward for being responsible.

2. We worked on them for about 5 minutes to finish up, and then students glued them onto page 109 in their ISNs.

3. We did a testing power point that covered which tests were which days, how to prepare, how to be successful, and why the test is important. At the end, students were given the opportunity to ask questions about the test.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

5-15-14

Here's what we did today:

1. We discussed the stations from Tuesday about Newton's Laws.

2. We did Force Arrow Diagrams where students drew 7 different situations where motion was involved, then drew the arrows to show the directions of the forces at work on the object. We did the first 3 together, then students finished the paper on their own with 4 of their own examples. Students who finished turned their work in the wire tray, and students who did not finish were to take them home to finish them.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5-13-14

Here's what we did today:

1. We finished talking about Newton's Laws of Motion by watching the brain pop video and taking the quiz.

2. We also finished the yellow graphic organizer on Newton's Laws.

3. We updated the ISNs by taping the blue foldable about heat transfer on page 107, then we put the yellow graphic organizer on page 108.

4. We practiced classifying various events as Newton's first, second, and third law.

Monday, May 12, 2014

5-12-14

Here's what we did today:

1. We finished the foldables from Friday on Conduction, Convection, and Radiation.

2. Students received their graded extended response from the test last week. We discussed the correct answers and students were given an opportunity to ask questions about their scores.

3. We watched a Brain Pop video about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion.

4. During the video, students took notes on a graphic organizer about the three laws.

Friday, May 9, 2014

5-9-14

Here's what we did today:

1. We finished the energy stations from yesterday and went over the answers.



2. We taped the "Forms of Energy Notes" from yesterday to page 106.

3. Students read about the three methods of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. The reading selections were from the orange science book (page 436) and the blue science book (page 439-440).

4. Students created a foldable about conduction, convection, and radiation. The foldable was a tri-fold (three sections) and had one of the words at the top of each section. Students were asked to write 5 definitions/facts/examples under each topic and then draw an illustration at the bottom of the page.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

5-8-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work: We finished the bottom of the Kinetic and Potential Energy paper, then discussed it. We taped it to page 104 in the ISNs.

2. Students viewed a power point on energy transformations and took notes on a note-taker sheet. These papers were collected at the end of class.




3. Students worked with a partner at 7 energy stations. Each station had a different example of one form of energy being transferred to another kind. Students had to identify what was being transferred to what. Answers were recorded on page 105.
(Example: A fan is electrical energy being transferred to mechanical energy.)




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5-7-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work: We made a cover page for "Energy" on page 103.



2. We watched a brain pop video on energy sources. During the video, students took notes.

3. We took the brain pop quiz as a class.

4. We reviewed Potential and Kinetic energy (on the back of the notes sheet) with some practice in identification.




Tuesday, May 6, 2014

5-6-14

Here's what we did today:

We took the unit 5 chemistry test.

The test had 20 multiple choice questions and 2 open response questions.

Students got their multiple choice results today after entering their answers in the clickers.
Students will receive feedback from open response as soon as they are graded.

If you would like to know your current grade in my class after the test was entered, as always, email and ask me. I will get back with you within 24 hours.

Monday, May 5, 2014

5-5-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Students worked with a partner to complete the study guides.

2. We went over the answers as a class to make sure everyone had their papers correct.

3. We discussed the open response questions.

Here are the answers to the study guide:





Use this page to prepare for the open response:





The test is tomorrow! 
If you have any questions tonight, email me! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

5-2-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. Bell Work was collected for the dates April 21 - May 2. It is worth 27 points. If you were absent, you will need to bring this paper to me on Monday so I can give you points for it.

3. Today we finished our chemistry review stations.

Station A - Students used the smart board to play the Alien Juice Bar game to learn about pH.

Station B - Students used the word wall to create a foldable to review 3 vocabulary terms they did not know or remember very well. 

Station C - Students did a Virtual pH Lab to test various substances for their pH. 

Station D - Students read an article about Acids and Bases, then answered summary questions about the article. 

Station E - Students did board races with group mates to balance 6 equations, then recorded answers after each race. 

Station F - Students used a periodic table as a reference to create 4 bohr models (mini versions of the project). 

4. All station work was collected at the end of class for a grade.

5. Students got their study guides for the chemistry test today at the end of class.  We will go over the answers on Monday to make sure everyone has the correct responses. If you want to do some work on it over the weekend, then Monday will be much easier for you. :-)

The unit 5 Chemistry test will be Tuesday May 6th!




Thursday, May 1, 2014

5-1-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. Today we did chemistry review stations.

Station A - Students used the smart board to play the Alien Juice Bar game to learn about pH.

Station B - Students used the word wall to create a foldable to review 3 vocabulary terms they did not know or remember very well. 

Station C - Students did a Virtual pH Lab to test various substances for their pH. 

Station D - Students read an article about Acids and Bases, then answered summary questions about the article. 

Station E - Students did board races with group mates to balance 6 equations, then recorded answers after each race. 

Station F - Students used a periodic table as a reference to create 4 bohr models (mini versions of the project). 

We will finish these stations tomorrow in class as we only got 2 rotations done today. Tomorrow, each station will be 10 minutes long to make sure we get them all finished.

The unit 5 Chemistry test will be Tuesday May 6th! 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4-30-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We took the brain pop quiz from the video we watched yesterday. All classes scored a 90% or 100%.

3. We finished the section 3 directed reading and reinforcement sheet. We went over the answers as a class. If you were absent, you WILL need to make this up.




4. Update ISN glossary with the following terms:


5. Tape the section 3 paper to page 102 in student ISNs.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

4-29-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. We started learning about acids and bases by watching a brain pop video, then taking the quiz as a class.

3. We started the section 3 directed reading and reinforcement sheet (section starts on page 232 in the blue science book). We will finish and go over the answers tomorrow in class.

Monday, April 28, 2014

4-28-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. True/False Sort on Reaction Rates - we did this as a class and glued it to page 99.


3. We did a lab demonstration where students observed how reaction rates can be dependent on temperature and surface area.



4. We reviewed Open and Closed systems from Friday with the following graphic organizer and glued it to page 101.