Friday, November 21, 2014

11-21-14

Here's what we did today:

1. We did not have bell work today.

2. We took the unit 4 test. There were 20 multiple choice questions, 2 short answer questions, and 1 extended response question.

3. Students entered their multiple choice answers in the clickers and received immediate feedback on their scores.

Short answers and extended responses will be scored this weekend and returned on Monday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11-20-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. Students were given their graded work from last week.

3. Students who were missing assignments were notified.

4. Students who missed the DEA did their make-up test.

5. We went over the answers to the study guide. They can be found on yesterday's blog entry.

Unit 4 Test Tomorrow! Study! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11-19-14

Here's what we did today: 

1. No Bell Work today

2. Students took the Science DEA Round 2 test.

3. Students received their graded bell work from last week as well as their score sheets from Monday's ISN Check.

4. Students received their study guides for the Unit 4 Science Test Friday.



Monday, November 17, 2014

11-17-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. Bell Work from last week was collected for a grade.

3. We did an ISN check for pages 41-50.

4. Students received their Student Reports for DEA Round 1 and analyzed their wrong answers, then created a plan of action for how to improve.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11-13-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. The classes who did not take the quiz yesterday took the quiz at the beginning of class about endothermic and exothermic reactions.

3. We had a class discussion (to access prior knowledge) about potential and kinetic energy.

4. We watched the Brain Pop videos about potential and kinetic energy. (in some classes, we did the quizzes as a group)

5. Students used information from the videos to complete a graphic organizer on ISN page 55.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11-12-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We watched a video as an introduction to endothermic and exothermic reactions.



3. We read an article about endothermic and exothermic reactions. Articles were taped to ISN page 53.

4. We created a Venn Diagram on ISN page 54 using information from the article. We shared information as a class.

5. At the end of class, students took a 5-question clicker quiz on identifying endothermic and exothermic reactions.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11-11-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. We finished the t-chart on page 51 (about conductors and insulators)

3. We did a stations lab where students traveled through 8 stations, analyzing different materials/objects to determine if they were conductors or insulators. (ISN page 52)


Monday, November 10, 2014

11-10-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. We numbered ISN pages from 50-75.

3. We discussed the lab analysis questions from Friday (ISN page 49)

4. Students read an article about conductors and insulators and annotated as they read

5. We taped the articles to ISN page 50.

6. Students used the information from the article to make a t-chart about conductors and insulators (each side needs a definition, 2 facts, and 2 or more examples).