Feb 25 - Mar 1

Notice: Quiz on circuit lab lessons on Thursday & Friday

Monday - Wednesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Circuit labs
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of circuits: symbols for parts, series, parallel.
Students will map and draw series and parallel circuits
Students will build series and parallel circuits with batteries, light bulbs, and switches.
Activities Students will use materials to complete circuit lab work sheet series
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Students will complete a review quiz and building activity.
Homework
Text available free online
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Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Thursday - Friday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Review and quiz on circuit lab lessons
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate an understanding of circuits: symbols for parts, series, parallel.
Students will map and draw series and parallel circuits
Students will build series and parallel circuits with batteries, light bulbs, and switches.
Activities Students will complete memory and open note quiz on circuit symbols, and series and parallel circuits.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Feb 4 - Feb 8


Monday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Static Electricity Stations pt. 1 of 3
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of main ideas for how electricity works
Activities Students will visit static electricity demonstration stations and gather answers to questions on how the demonstration works
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Tuesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Static Electricity Stations pt. 2 of 3
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of main ideas for how electricity works
Activities Students will visit static electricity demonstration stations and gather answers to questions on how the demonstration works
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Wednesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Video review notes on understanding static electricity
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of main ideas for how electricity works
Activities Students will view video and take notes on key concepts for understanding electricity
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Thursday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Static Electricity Stations pt. 3 of 3
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of main ideas for how electricity works
Activities Students will visit static electricity demonstration stations and gather answers to questions on how the demonstration works
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Friday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Static Electricity Stations Review & completion of notes
Text notes on static electricity Text pages 34 - 41
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of main ideas for how electricity works
Activities Students will share answers to questions on how the demonstration works
Students will use text to answer questions on how electricity works.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.



Jan 28 - Feb 1

Notice: 1:15 dismissal Friday 2/1

Monday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Intro to electricity
Targets / lesson objective Students will share what they know about structure of atoms and electricity
Students will explore effects of static electricity
Activities Students will answer questions about structure of atoms and ways they use electricity
Students will use rabbit fur, paper, and plastic to generate static electricity
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.


Tuesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Static Electricity Exploration
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of materials and strength of static electricity
Activities Students will copy background notes in journal for activity for exploring materials and strength of static electricity
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Wednesday - Thursday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Video notes on Lightning
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of electric charge, lightning, lightning safety, and current research on lightning.
Activities Students will take notes from NOVA video on lightning
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.


Friday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Static Electricity Exploration
Targets / lesson objective Students will build an understanding of materials and strength of static electricity
Activities Students will handle materials to explore the pairs of items that produce static electricity and strength of static electricity
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Jan 21 - 25

Holiday - no school Monday 1/21

Review quiz on Magnetism on Thursday/Friday

Tuesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Video notes on Magnetism day 2 of 2
Targets / lesson objective Students will build understanding on how magnetism is used for medicine, transportation, and recreation.
Activities Students will take notes on how magnetism is used today.
Students will receive study guide for review quiz on magnetism.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Wednesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Exploration lab on magnetic field lines
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate understanding of magnetic field lines
Activities Students will use magnets and iron filings to view and record how field lines form around bar magnets.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Thursday - Friday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Review quiz on Magnetism
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding of magnetism
Activities Students will complete memory and open note review quiz
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Jan 14 - 18

No school Fri 1/18 for USD 116 Staff In-service meetings and Mon 1/21 for holiday

Monday - Tuesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Exploration labs on magnetism
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding for the process of science investigation.
Students will build and demonstrate understanding of magnetic force, field, and polarity
Activities Students will work in small groups to gather data by observing magnetic force and field relative to the number of magnets used and make temporary magnetic effects using paper clips and magnets.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Wednesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Text notes on earth's magnetism and effects
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate note taking skill for vocab and key concepts on earth's magnetism
Activities Students will use class text on Electricity and Magnetism to complete notes
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.


Thursday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Video notes for Discovery Channel's 'Understanding Magnetism' Day 1 of 2
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate understanding how magnetism works in nature, in biology, and in applications for technology and medicine
Activities Students will take notes on selected topics from the video on how
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Jan 7 - 11

Happy New Year - Welcome to 2nd Semester Grade 7 Science

Monday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic New Semester welcome
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding of class expectations.
Students will share knowledge about magnets and magnetism
Activities Students will read through the list of class expectations and share opinions.
Students will review graded quiz on Earth Forces unit.
Students will write answers to share what they currently know and understand about magnets and magnetism.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should review the day's class activity for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet. The current text book will be: Electricity and Magnetism.

Tuesday - Wednesday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Video notes on Mythbuster's "Duct Tape" episode
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding for the process of science investigation.
Activities Students will complete notes to describe the process of science investigation for one of the episode stories [duct tape & lifting a car; duct tape & cannon; duct tape & floating a boat].
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Thursday - Friday:

Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
Essential Questions
What are the steps of science investigation?
What is magnetism?
What is electricity?
What are electrical circuits?
Lesson topic Discovering the nature of magnetism
Targets / lesson objective Students will develop understanding for the properties of magnetism.
Activities Students will complete work in small groups to develop sense of attraction, repulsion, magnetic force and field.
Students will take notes from text on key concepts for understanding magnetism and for understanding the atomic basis of magnetism.
Students will take notes from Learning Company video on key concepts for magnetism
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Dec 17 - 21

Winter Holiday begins Friday 12/20 for students

Review quiz on Earth Forces Unit will be given on Wednesday/Thursday.

Monday - Tuesday :

Download file "Video Destructive Forces.pdf"

Download file "Quiz Earth Science closed note study guide.pdf"

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Video review on Weathering and Erosion
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate current knowledge of earth's structure, and the process of scientific investigation
Activities Students will write expected answers to questions on video prior to viewing
Students will make changes to answers as needed and share what they know
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Wednesday - Thursday:

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Review quiz on Earth Forces Unit
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding of essential questions
Activities Students will complete a review quiz.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Dec 10 - 14

Students should continue to do the daily homework expectation of reviewing class notes 10 - 15 minutes per day

Unit quiz will occur on Tuesday Dec 18th or Wednesday Dec 19th pending class progress.

Monday :

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Video review on Structure and Forecs of Earth
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate current knowledge of earth's structure, and the process of scientific investigation
Activities Students will write expected answers to questions on video prior to viewing
Students will make changes to answers as needed and share what they know
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Tuesday - Wednesday:

Download file "Earthquake Text Worksheet.pdf"

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Text notes on Earthquakes
Targets / lesson objective Students will scan text book sections and answer selected questions
Activities Students will write and share what they know about selected areas of earth science
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Thursday :

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Video review on Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate current knowledge of earth's structure, and the process of scientific investigation
Activities Students will write expected answers to questions on video prior to viewing
Students will make changes to answers as needed and share what they know
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Friday:

Download file "Volcanoes text worksheet.pdf"

Download file "Erosion text worksheet.pdf"

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Text notes on Volcanoes, Weathering and Erosion
Targets / lesson objective Students will scan text book sections and answer selected questions
Activities Students will write and share what they know about selected areas of earth science
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
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Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Dec 3 - Dec 7

New unit on Earth Forces


Monday :

Download file "Earth Forces Intro Work.pdf"

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Introduction to new unit
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate current knowledge of landscape features, volcanoes, earthquakes, earth's structure, and the process of scientific investigation
Activities Students will write and share what they know about selected areas of earth science
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Tuesday - Friday:

Download file "Earth’s Structure Text Worksheet.pdf"

Unit on Earth Forces
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Text notes on Earth's structure
Targets / lesson objective Students will scan text book sections and answer selected questions
Activities Students will write and share what they know about selected areas of earth science
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework
Text available free online
Access with the following info:
www.phsuccessnet.com
Login: UMScience
Password: student7
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

Thursday - Friday:

Download file "Video Notes on How Earth was Made.pdf"

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What forces shaped our planet?
How do scientists investigate the history of our planet?
Lesson topic Video excursion on 'How Earth was Made'
Targets / lesson objective Students will describe ten scenes from video on key topics for unit on Earth Forces
Activities Video on How Earth was Made
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Nov 26 - Nov 30

Notice:
-- Review test on Microscope parts, procedure, math, and labs on Thursday

Monday - Wednesday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the microscope work?
Lesson topic Microscope Lab activity sequence
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of microscope parts, handling procedure, and study of microscopic specimen
Activities Students will document progress for a series of microscope labs in composition book
Lab 1: "E' Lab; Lab 2: Cork cells; Lab 3: Living onion skin cell; Lab 4: Staining living cell; Lab 5: Cell division + staining; Lab 6: Microscopic pond water study
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Thursday - Friday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the microscope work?
Lesson topic Microscope Lab activity sequence
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of microscope parts, handling procedure, and study of microscopic specimen
Activities Review quiz in two parts: Part 1 - memory section; Part 2 - open note section
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Friday: as time permits after end of quiz

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How are the features on the surface of the earth formed?
Lesson topic Introduction to unit on earth forces
Targets / lesson objective Students will share what they know about features on the surface of the earth and how they are formed
Activities Small group work to record student answers on 'What are common features of the earth? How do you think they were formed?'
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Nov 19 - Nov 23

Notice: Holiday - No school Thursday - Friday


Monday - Wednesday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the microscope work?
Lesson topic Microscope Lab activity sequence
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of microscope parts, handling procedure, and study of microscopic specimen
Activities Students will document progress for a series of microscope labs in composition book
Lab 1: "E' Lab; Lab 2: Cork cells; Lab 3: Living onion skin cell; Lab 4: Staining living cell; Lab 5: Cell division + staining; Lab 6: Microscopic pond water study
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.



Nov 12 - Nov 16

Monday - Review quiz Day 2 of 2



Tuesday - Wednesday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the microscope work?
Lesson topic Intro to microscope parts and handling
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of microscope parts, and handling procedure
Activities Students will complete note packet on microscope parts and procedure
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.



Thursday - Friday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the microscope work?
Lesson topic Microscope Lab activity sequence
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of microscope parts, handling procedure, and study of microscopic specimen
Activities Students will document progress for a series of microscope labs in composition book
Lab 1: "E' Lab; Lab 2: Cork cells; Lab 3: Living onion skin cell; Lab 4: Staining living cell; Lab 5: Cell division + staining; Lab 6: Microscopic pond water study
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Nov 5 - Nov 9




Monday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What are important cell processes
Lesson topic Video notes on cell processes: Photosynthesis, respiration
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of important cell processes and cell parts
Activities Students will take notes on cell processes from video presentation
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Tuesday - Wednesday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What are important cell processes
Lesson topic Text notes on cell processes: Photosynthesis, respiration, fermentation
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of important cell processes and cell parts
Activities Students will take notes on cell processes from classroom text book
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Thursday

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What are important concepts for understanding life processes, cell discovery, cell parts and cell processes
Lesson topic Class review of collected materials for unit quiz on Organization of Life
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate knowledge of class lesson materials and topics
Activities Students will review collected notes and activities
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Friday - Review quiz Day 1 of 2

Oct 29th - Nov 2

Notices:
Please join us for Parent Student Teacher conferences on Thursday evening 11/1 or Friday morning 11/2

No school Friday 11/2

Completed cell parts polygon due on Monday 11/5

Download file "Learning Cell Parts outline.pdf"

Monday - Tuesday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the cell perform the eight processes of life?
Lesson topic Power point notes on cell parts
Video review of cell discovery and selected cell parts
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of cell parts and the roles performed in animal and plant cells
Activities Students will write descriptions for selected parts of animal and plant cells
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Wednesday - Thursday:

Cell parts polygon due on Thursday

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the cell perform the eight processes of life?
Lesson topic Text notes on cell processes
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of cell parts and the roles performed in animal and plant cells
Activities Students will write descriptions for selected processes of animal and plant cells
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Oct 22nd - 26th

Notices:
Missing/late Life Process Posters may be turned in for partial credit by Friday 10/26. I update the student Skyward grades each evening to show if the poster has been submitted.

UMS Parent - Student - Teacher Conference appointment forms were sent home with students on Monday 10/22. Please return your request by Thursday 10/25.

Friday 10/26 - 1:15 dismissal

Monday:


Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What are the common characteristics of all living things?
Lesson topic Review activity on life process
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding of the eight life processes: food getting, growth, movement, excretion, secretion, reproduction, response, respiration.
Activities Students will write descriptions for give examples for each life process
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Tuesday:


Download file "Video Notes Discovering Cells.pdf"
Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What were key discoveries about the cell?
How does the cell perform the eight processes of life?
Lesson topic Video notes on cell discovery, cell parts and processes
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate understanding of the history of discovery for the cell.
Students will build and demonstrate understanding of cell parts and processes.
Activities Students will take notes from video : National Geographic's "Discovering the cell"
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Wednesday - Thursday:

Download file "Inside cell worksheet0001.pdf"

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the cell perform the eight processes of life?
Lesson topic Power point notes on cell parts and cell processes with video animations
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of cell parts and the roles performed in animal and plant cells
Activities Students will write descriptions for selected parts of animal and plant cells
Students will identify parts on a cell diagram
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Friday:

Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
How does the cell perform the eight processes of life?
Lesson topic Make a cell study guide polygon
Targets / lesson objective Students will construct a folded polygon labeled with cell parts to use as a study guide
Activities Students will color, cut, fold, and paste the study guide polygon.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for the activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Oct 15th - 19th

Notice:
Visioneers team Field Trip to Mahomet Early American Museum on Thurs 10/18

Science Life Process posters due on Friday 10/19 with student planning page attached.

Download file "Life process application.pdf"

Monday - Wednesday:


Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What are the essential characteristics of living things?
Lesson topic Work days for Life process poster project
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate understanding of the eight life processes shared by living organisms.
Students will apply understanding of life processes for a chosen organism
Activities Students will choose a living organism to design a poster on life processes
Students will complete posters with materials provided in class
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Life process posters will be due on or before Friday Oct 19th
Homework Poster work will need to be completed at home if it is not finished by end of class on Wednesday Oct 17th
Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Thursday:

Visioneers field trip to Mahomet Early American Museum.

Students not attending field trip will be working on team class work in room 1734 during team periods.

Friday:

Notice: Life Process posters due with student planning page attached.


Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What were key discoveries about the cell?
How does the cell meet the eight processes of life?
Lesson topic Introduction to cell parts and processes
Targets / lesson objective Students will share current understanding of cell discovery, cell parts, and cell processes
Students will build and demonstrate understanding of the history of discovery for the cell
Activities Students will record current understanding of cells, cell parts, and cell discovery.
Students will take notes from video on cell discovery
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.



Oct 8th - 12th

Notices: Holiday Monday, no school

Tuesday - Wednesday:


Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What are the essential characteristics of living things?
Lesson topic Introduction to new unit on "Organization of Life"
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate understanding of the characteristics of living things.
Students will think and share about what they currently know about living things
Activities Students will list three kinds of living things and state three or more characteristics they have in common.
Students will work in small groups to answer four questions on what they know or think about living things.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Download file "Organization of Life Opening Work.pdf"

Thursday - Friday:


Unit on Organization of Life
Essential Question
What are the essential characteristics of living things?
Lesson topic Notes on Life Processes
Introduction to Life process poster project
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate understanding of the characteristics of living things.
Students will think and share about what they currently know about living things
Activities Students will copy text notes on the eight fundamental life processes
Students will plan to work on a life process poster illustrating how an selected organism meets 4 to 8 of the life processes.
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Download file "Life Process Cross Word.pdf"

Download file "Life process application.pdf"

Oct 1st - 5th

Notices:
I encourage UMS students to excel with our school Spirit Week. An all school assembly will be held on the end of Friday.
Students not attending the Visioneers trip to Krannert on Friday will be meeting in room 1734 with Mr. Apfelstadt, or room 1642 with Ms. Mathis during team periods.


Monday - Wednesday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Analysis of Measurement skills lab results

One day will be used as a break from regular work to view a Mythbusters episode on "Diet Coke and Mentos."
Students will reinforce understanding of main lab design concepts: background knowledge, problem statement, experiment design, and determining results of investigation.
Assessment will be made by participation in review discussion and student note sheets
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of data analysis
Students will demonstrate how to determine conclusions for a lab activiity
Activities Students will work with displays of the results from all students who measured six objects in the classroom.
Students will write a conclusion section to the Measurement Skills Lab in their journals
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.

Thursday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Review quiz on measurement main ideas and skills
Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate knowledge of measurement concepts
Students will demonstrate accuracy with measurement:
Activities Students will complete a quiz: Part 1 no notes; Part 2 with notes
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Friday:

Special team and school schedule and activities.

a) Visioneers team field trip to Krannert Center for the performing Arts, 9 AM to 11:30 AM

b) For students not attending, teachers will provide materials and guidance for students to complete current class work.

c) Students will attend an author's assembly hosted by the school.

d) Students will attend and participate in an all school assembly celebrating UMS Spirit Week.


Sept 24th - 28th

Notice: Early dismissal, 1:15, on Friday Sept 28th

Monday - Wednesday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Measurement skills lab
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of measurement practice
Students will demonstrate accuracy with measurement: length, width, height, mass, volume
Activities Students will work with a ruler, balance scale, and graduated cylinder to measure six objects in the classroom
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Thursday - Friday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Results review Measurement skills lab
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of measurement practice
Students will demonstrate accuracy with measurement: length, width, height, mass, volume
Activities Students will display results on charts in the classroom
Students will evaluate results with regard to accuracy
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.




Sept 17th - 21st

Notice: Early, 1:15 dismissal on Friday 9/21



Monday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Introduction to Measurement
Targets / lesson objective Students will explore what they know about measurement and take notes on key concepts for measurement:
Scale, accuracy, precision
Activities Students will work with a ruler to measure a standard object and take first notes on measurement
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.


Download file "Key concepts for measurement A.pdf"

Tuesday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Day 2 for notes on Measurement
Targets / lesson objective Students will explore what they know about measurement and take notes on key concepts for measurement:
Scale, accuracy, precision
Metric system
Length, mass, weight, volume, density
Activities Students will take notes on measurement
Copy of notes attached here as pdf printable file
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.




Wednesday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Day 1: 3 Station Rotation for practice with Measurement
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of measurement practice
Students will demonstrate accuracy with observations
Activities Students will work with a ruler, balance scale, and graduated cylinder to measure objects in the classroom
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.




Thursday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Day 2: 3 Station Rotation for practice with Measurement
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of measurement practice
Students will demonstrate accuracy with observations
Activities Students will work with a ruler, balance scale, and graduated cylinder to measure objects in the classroom
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.




Friday:


Unit on Science Foundations
Essential Question
What are the key ideas, steps, and skills of science investigation?
Lesson topic Day 3: 3 Station Rotation for practice with Measurement
Targets / lesson objective Students will build and demonstrate knowledge of measurement practice
Students will demonstrate accuracy with observations
Activities Students will work with a ruler, balance scale, and graduated cylinder to measure objects in the classroom
How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
Students will have personal records for each activity
Main ideas will be assessed with a practical and written quiz
Homework Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.