Thursday, January 29, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Students viewed a demonstration on refraction.

3. We read pages 562-565 about light waves and lenses.

4. Students completed a foldable (3 facts and 1 picture for each section) with the following sections: 
------- Bending of Light Rays
------- Refraction of Light Waves
------- Convex Lenses
------- Concave Lenses

5. We did an exit slip:
------- A. Explain how a path of light bends between different materials. 
------- B. Explain how concave and convex lenses form images. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We added the Waves article from yesterday to ISN page 63.

3. We started our section on light today by discussing what students already knew about light (types, properties, etc.)

4. We watched a brain pop video on light.

5. Students created a vocabulary organizer on page 64 in their ISN using vocabulary from the video (electromagnetic spectrum, electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, prism).

6. We did the brain pop quiz as a class.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We reviewed the article from yesterday (The Anatomy of a Wave)

3. Students got in groups of 4 and played a Fan-N-Pick review game

4. We read pages 462-464 in the blue textbook and discussed the text

5. As a class, we completed a concept map review of mechanical waves.

6. Students put the concept maps on page 62 in their ISNs.

Monday, January 26, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Last week's bell work papers were returned after being graded. This was worth 20 points.

3. Students updated their ISNs:
------- Page 59 - Chapter 16 Jigsaw Presentation Notes
------- Page 60 - Brain Pop Activity Sheet
------- Page 61 - Section 1 Reinforcement Sheet

4. We finished the stations from Friday (most classes had 2 stations we did not get to do last week).

5. Students read an annotated the article "The Anatomy of a Wave"

6. In the classes that finished early, we played a Fan-N-Pick review game.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Sorry I missed school yesterday. I was sick... but I'm glad to be back!

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work from 1-21

2. Bell Work from today, 1-22

3. We went over the last page of the packet and turned them in.

4. We went over the brain pop sheet from Tuesday and turned them in.

5. We went over the Chapter 17, Section 1 Reinforcement sheet from yesterday and turned them in.

All 3 papers will be graded asap and recorded in Infinite campus.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We did page 26 in the Chapter 16 Packet and went over the answers as a class.

3. Students did a mini-lab investigation on sound (pitch and frequency) using rulers and tuning forks.

4. We watched a brain pop video on sound.

5. Students began working on the brain pop activity sheet.

Friday, January 16, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We finished the last of the group presentations from Chapter 16.

3. Students did a self-assessment on their project/presentation.

4. We did a reinforcement sheet packet (2 pages) from Chapter 16 as a class. These were collected at the end of class. We did not finish them, so they will not be graded until we do.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We continued with group presentations from Chapter 16.

3. At the end of class (for the classes who finished all presentations) we did a student self-analysis answering the following questions:

 - Rate your presentation (novice, apprentice, proficient, distinguished)

 - What were your strengths?

 - What were your weaknesses?

 - If you could re-do this project, what would you change?