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  Daily Assignments - Science 8

 Week of May 16 - May 20

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Monday - May 16 - Finish Reading "My Dog Lala" - Discuss the Ghettos

Tuesday - May 17 - Discuss the Children in the Holocaust

Wednesday - May 18 - Field Trip -SAC Musuem

Thursday - May 19 - Finish discussing Children in the Holocaust

Friday - May 20 - Journal Writing - Have a Wonderful Summer!!

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Monday - May 9 - Work on Science Fair Boards

Tuesday - May 10 - Work on Science Fair Boards

Wednesday - May 11 - Practice Presentations

Thursday - May 12 - Practice Presentations - Science Fair 12:00 - 3:00

Friday - May 13 - Review Science Fair - Begin Discussing the  Holocaust 

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Monday - May 2 - Science Fair Work -Project -Data - Results - Conclusion

Tuesday - May 3 - Science Fair Work - Project - Data - Results - Conclusion

Wednesday - May 4 - Science Fair Work - Project - Data - Results - Conclusion

Thursday - May 5 - Science Fair Work - Research - Expert Question - Journal

Friday - May 6 - Work on Putting Board Together

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Monday - April 25 - NSCAS Review - Science Standard Scenarios - Practice Test - Form A - Form B

Tuesday - April 26 - NSCAS Science Test

Wednesday - April 27 - Finish NSCAS Science Test

Thursday - April 28 - Science Fair Work - Problem and Hypothesis

Friday - April 29 - Science Fair Work - Materials and Procedure

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Monday - April 18 - Solar System Notes - Practice Worksheets

Tuesday - April 19 - NSCAS Review 8.1.1 Forces and Interactions and 8.2.2 Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

Wednesday - April 20 - NSCAS Review 8.4.3 Energy and 8.9.4 Heredity

Thursday - April 21 - NSCAS Review 8.10.5 Natural Selection and Adaptations and 8.11.6 Space Systems

Friday - April 22 - NSCAS Review 8.14.7 History of Earth

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Monday - April 11 - Video "Crash Course Astronomy "Eclipses"Lesson 3 Launch "Eclipses" - Lesson 3 Phenomenon "What is causing these "bites" out of the Sun?" - Make a Claim - Notes over Eclipses

Tuesday - April 12 - Quiz over Eclipses Lesson Check Quiz "Eclipses" - Lesson Review pages 108-110

Wednesday - April 13 - Begin Module 2 - Module 2 Phenomenon "What makes up the universe and how does gravity affect the universe? - Video "Viewing the Universe"- Lesson 1 Launch "Gravity in Space" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "What would space be like without gravity?" - Make a Claim - Term Sheet

Thursday - April 14 - Notes over Gravity and the Universe - iXL GG.1 - GG.3

Friday - April 15 - No School - Teacher Development Day

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Monday - April 4 - Video 'Why do we have seasons" - Notes over Earth's motions around the Sun - Investigation "Star Gazing" page 62 - 3-D Thinking page 66 - Collect Evidence

Tuesday - April 5Lesson Check Quiz "Earth's Motion Around the Sun" - Lesson Review pages 72-74

Wednesday - April 6 - Lesson 2 Launch "Phases of the Moon" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "Why isn't the Moon always full?" - Video "Moon Metamorphosis" - Make a Claim - Video "Crash Course Astronomy - Lunar Phases"

Thursday - April 7 - Notes over Lunar Phases - Lunar Phase Diagram - Lesson Review pages 88-90 - Lunar Phases Quiz Tomorrow

Friday - April 8 - Lunar Phase Quiz - Lesson Check Quiz "Lunar Phases"

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March 28 - April 1 - Spring Break

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Monday - March 21 - Lesson 4 Launch "Crayon Color" - Lesson 4 Phenomenon "How do colors appear from white light shining on and through crystals?" - Make a Claim - Lab "Rainbow Bright" - Lesson 4 Note Sheet

Tuesday - March 22 - Review Lesson 4 Note Sheet - PhET "Bending Light - PhET "Color Vision"

Wednesday - March 23 - Virtual Lab "What colors of the light spectrum are most important for plant growth?" - Collect Evidence

Thursday - March 24 - Lesson Check "Color of Light" - Lesson Review pages 140-142

Friday - March 25 - Unit 4 Module 2 Phenomenon "How do the movements of the Sun, Earth, and the Moon influence the seasons, phases of the Moon, and the eclipses? - Video "Sunrise over the Earth" - Lesson 1 Launch "Seasons" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "What causes seasons?" - Make a Claim - Term Sheet

 

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Monday - March 14 - Lesson 2 Notes "Reflection and Mirrors" - 3-D Thinking page 93 and 97 - Lab page 94-95 "Two-Sided Spoon" 

Tuesday - March 15 - Lab "The Rough Side" pages 98-99 - Collect Evidence - Lesson 2 Review pages 102-104

Wednesday - March 16 - Lesson Check Quiz "Reflection and Mirrors"  - Lesson 3 Launch "Through the Lens" - Lesson 3 Phenomenon "Why does the polar bear's body look different in the water?" - Video "Light and Water" - Make a Claim

Thursday - March 17 - Lab "Bending Light" page 110-111 - Notes over Refraction, Lenses, and the Eye - 3-D Thinking page 113 and 116

Friday - March 18 - Quiz over Refraction, Lenses, and the Eye - Lesson 3 Review pages 120-122

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Monday - March 7 - Review Notes over Light - Quiz Tomorrow - 3-D Thinking pages 76 and 80 - Collect Evidence

Tuesday - March 8 - Virtual Lab "What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?" - Collect Evidence

Wednesday - March 9 - Lesson Check Quiz "How Light Travels" - Lesson Review pages 82-84

Thursday - March 10 - Lesson Launch 2 "Seeing a Flower" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "Why are the African Wild Cat's eyes glowing?" - Make a Claim

Friday - March 11 - No School - End of 3rd Quarter

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Monday - February 28 - Learn Smart Review "Understanding Waves"

Tuesday - March 1 - Review for Test "Understanding Waves" - Test Tomorrow

Wednesday - March 2 - Understanding Waves Test - Hand in Book for Participation Grade - Hand in Notes 

Thursday - March 3 - Review Test - Module 2 Phenomenon "How does this rainbow form?" - Lesson 1 Launch "Traveling Waves" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "How does light compare to sound in between these tall buildings?" - Make a Claim - Investigation - "Across the Spectrum"

Friday - March 4 - Notes over Light - 3-D Thinking page 76-80 - Collect Evidence

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Monday - February 21 - No School - Teacher Development Day

Tuesday - February 22 - Lesson 2 Launch "Tin Can Phone" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "Why are the walls of a recording studio covered in foam?" - Make a Claim - Lab "Crashing Waves" page 40-42

Wednesday - February 23 - Mechanical Wave Notes - Simulation "Sound" - Collect Evidence

Thursday - February 24 - Quiz over Mechanical Wave Interactions - PhET "Wave Interference" - 3-D Thinking page 50

Friday - February 25 - Lesson Check Quiz "Mechanical Wave Interactions" - Lesson Review pages 52-54

 

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Monday - February 14 - Review Wave Property Notes - Lab "Strike That" page 17-18 - 3-D Thinking page 20 - Lab "Don't Be Alarmed" page 22-23 - Collect Evidence A and B - Quiz Tomorrow

Tuesday - February 15 - Wave Property Quiz - Lab "Fever Pitch" page 28-29 

Wednesday - February 16 - Simulation "Earthquake Waves" - PhET- A Wave on a String 

Thursday - February 17 - 3-D Thinking page 28 and 30 - Evidence C - Lesson Check Quiz "Wave Properties" - Lesson Review pages 32-34

Friday - February 18 - Lesson 2 Launch "Tin Can Phone" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "Why are the walls of a recording studio covered in foam?" - Make a Claim - Watch Lab Video "Crashing Waves" pages 40-42

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Monday - February 7 - Review for Mechanical Energy Test - Test Tomorrow

Tuesday - February 8 - Mechanical Energy Test - Hand in Books for Participation Grade - Hand in Notes 

Wednesday - February 9 - Review Mechanical Energy Test - Unit 3 Phenomenon "Why does a wave knock you down?" -Video "Catch a Wave" - Lesson 1 Launch "Getting the Ball Back" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "Why can you feel thunder?" - Make a claim - Lesson 1 Term Sheet

Thursday - February 10 - Lab "Making Waves" page 10-12 - Notes over Wave Properties

Friday - February 11 - No School

 

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Monday - January 31 - Review Potential Energy pages 138-140 - ixl H.3 or H.4 - Lesson 3 Launch "Swing Low" - Video "Pendulum Demo" - Lesson 3 Phenomenon "What happens to the energy of the weight as it swings?" - Make a Claim

Tuesday - February 1 - Lab "The Energy of a Pendulum" pages 146-148 - 3-D Thinking page 150 - Collect Evidence A

Wednesday - February 2 - Lab "So Much Work" page 151-152 - 3-D Thinking page 153 - Collect Evidence - Lesson Review pages 158-160

Thursday - February 3 - Lesson Check Quiz "Conservation of Energy" - Learn Smart Test Practice

Friday - February 4 - Learn Smart Test Practice

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Monday - January 24 - Notes over Kinetic Energy - Lab "Mass Matters" page 113-115 - 3-D Thinking page 115

Tuesday - January 25 - Lesson Check Quiz "Kinetic Energy" - 3-D Thinking page 120 - Lesson Review pages 122-124 - Collect Evidence

Wednesday - January 26 - Lesson 2 Launch "Don't Fall" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "How does changing the position of a ball affect its energy?" - Video "Increasing Potential" - Make a Claim - Lab "Slingshot Physics" 

Thursday - January 27 - Potential Energy Notes - Investigation "Dropping the Ball" - Collect Evidence - Newton's Cradle Simulation

Friday - January 28 - Lesson Check "Potential Energy" - Lesson 2 Review pages 138-140

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Monday - January 17 - No School - MLK Day - Teacher Development Day

Tuesday - January 18 - Learn Smart Test Review

Wednesday - January 19 - Review for Forces and Motion Test

Thursday - January 20 - Forces and Motion Test - Hand in Notes and Books to be checked

FridayJanuary 21 - Review Forces and Motion Test - Module 2 Phenomenon "What roles does energy play in an amusement park ride?" Video "Put Your Hands in the Air" - Lesson 1 Launch "Soccer Ball" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "What determines how far you can move a ball?" - Video "Going, Going, Gone" - Make a Claim - Lesson 1 Term Sheet

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Monday - January 10 - Lesson 4 Launch "Ball Toss" - Lesson 4 Phenomenon "What pulls the skydiver to the ground?" - Video "Skydiving" - Lesson 4 Term Sheet

Tuesday - January 11 - Lesson 4 Notes - Investigation "The Pencil Dropped Around the World" - PhET "The Force of Gravity" - PhET "Gravity and Orbits" - Collect Evidence A

Wednesday - January 12 - Lab "Weighing Washers" page 87-88 - Math Connection page 89 - 3-D Thinking page 90 - Collect Evidence B and C

Thursday - January 13 - Lesson Check Quiz "Gravitational Force" - Lesson 4 Review pages 92-94

Friday - January 14 - Snow Day!

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Monday - January 3 - Teacher Work Day

Tuesday - January 4 - Review Lesson 3 Material from before Winter Break - Lab page 62-63 "Pulling Your Weight" - Notes over Force Pairs - 3-D Thinking page 64 and 67 - Investigation page 65 "Back to Back" - Collect Evidence A and B 

Wednesday - January 5 - Lab "Bounce Back" pages 68-69 - 3-D Thinking page 70 - Collect Evidence C - Lesson Review pages 72-74

Thursday - January 6 - Virtual Lab "Motion, Forces, and Simple Machines"

Friday - January 7 - Lesson Check Quiz "Force Pairs" 

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Monday - December 13 - Collect Evidence B and C - Lesson Check Quiz "Force and Acceleration" - Lesson 2 Review pages 54-56

Tuesday - December 14 - Science MAP Testing

Wednesday - December 15 Science MAP Testing

Thursday - December 16 - Lesson 3 Launch "Blowing in the Wind" - Lesson 3 Phenomenon "How does the air push the airboat forward?" - Video "Blowing Air" - Make a Claim - Lesson 3 Term Sheet

Friday - December 17 -  Falcon Reward Day - Catch Up Day for Homework that is not turned in

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Monday - December 6 - Lesson 2 Launch "Constant Mowing" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "What happens to the motion of the water tube when it's pushed or pulled?" - Video" Pulled Away" - Make a Claim - Lesson 2 Term Sheet 

Tuesday - December 7 - Notes over velocity, acceleration, and forces - Quiz Tomorrow - Investigation "When Push Comes to Shove" - 3-D Thinking page 43

Wednesday - December 8 - Quiz - Notes over Newton's 2nd Law of Motion, Contact Forces, and Friction - Math Connection page 44 - Collect Evidence A

Thursday - December 9 - Newton's 2nd Law of Motion Practice Worksheets

Friday - December 10 - Notes over Free Body Diagrams, Net Forces, Balanced and Unbalanced Forces - Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Practice Worksheet

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Monday - November 29 - Lab "Be the Fastest" page 20-21 - Investigation "Point the Way" page 25

Tuesday - November 30 - Investigation "Plot It" page 27-28 - 3-D Thinking page 29 - Collect Evidence - Lesson 1 Review pages 30-32

Wednesday - December 1 - Virtual Lab "Rocket Sled"

Thursday - December 2 - Virtual Lab "Motion and Momentum"

Friday - December 3 - Lesson Check "Position and Motion" - PhET "The Moving Man"

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Monday - November 22 - Finish notes over motion, displacement, speed, and velocity - 3-D Thinking page 19 - Collect Evidence A and B

Tuesday - November 23 - Lab page 20-21 "Be the Fastest"

Wednesday - November 24 - No School

Thursday - November 25 - No School

Friday - November 26 - No School

 

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Monday - November 15 - Review Evidence of Evolution Test - Evolution over Time Project

Tuesday - November 16 - Work on Evolution over Time Project

Wednesday - November 17 - Present Evolution over Time Projects

Thursday - November 18 - Unit 2 Module 1 Phenomenon "Why is the boat still moving if no one is rowing?" - Video "Row Your Boat" - Lesson 1 Launch "Train Ride" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "How can you describe the position and motion of the train outside the window?" - Video "Get Moving" - Make a Claim - Term Sheet 

Friday - November 19 - Notes over Position and Reference Point - Investigation page 11-12 "Start From Here" - Investigation page 13-14 "See You Soon" - Collect Evidence A - Draw a Map to Your Home

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Monday - November 8 - Lesson Check Quiz "Fossil Evidence of Evolution" - Lesson 2 Launch "Fins and Flippers" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "How can the wing of this bat and the wings of a bird provide evidence of evolutionary relationships?" - Video "Winging It" - Make a Claim

Tuesday - November 9 - Lesson 2 Notes over comparative anatomy, homologous structures, vestigial structures, and embryology - Collect Evidence A and B - Investigations on pages 155 and 157 - 3-D Thinking page 156

Wednesday - November 10 - Virtual Lab "Classifying Using Biotechnology" - Lesson 2 Review pages 160-162 - Learn Smart Review

Thursday - November 11 - Review for Test "Evidence of Evolution" - Learn Smart Review - Test Tomorrow

Friday - November 12 - Test "Evidence of Evolution" - Hand in Books - Hand in Notes 

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Monday - November 1 - Review Module 2 Test - Module 3 Phenomenon "How do whale pelvic bones show evidence of evolution?" - Video "Whale of an Evolutionary Tale" - Lesson 1 Launch "Endless Fossibilities" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "How do fossils, such as Tiktaalik, provide evidence of evolution?" - Make a Claim - Term Sheet 

Tuesday - November 2 - Notes on Fossil Formation, Fossil Record and Geologic Time Scale - Investigation page 136 "Analyze the Age" - 3-D Thinking page 139 - Collect Evidence A - Quiz Tomorrow

Wednesday - November 3 - Quiz over Fossil Formation - Lab "Return to Form" 

Thursday - November 4 - Notes on Extinction, Evolution, and Transitional Fossils - Lab "It's Time for a Change" page 140-141 - 3-D Thinking page 140 - Collect Evidence B

Friday - November 5 - Virtual Lab "Dino Dig" - Revise Claim and Reasoning page 133

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Monday October 25 - Review Artificial Selection Notes - Lab "50/50 Chance" 

Tuesday - October 26 - Virtual Lab "Gene Splicing" - 3-D Thinking page 108 - Collect Evidence A and B

Wednesday - October 27 - Lesson Check 3 "Artificial Selection" - Lesson Review pages 114-116

Thursday - October 28 - Review for Test "Natural Selection and Adaptatons" - Learn Smart - Test is Tomorrow

Friday - October 29 Module 2 Test "Natural Selection and Adaptations" - Hand in Book - Hand in Notes 

 

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Monday - October 18 - No School - Teacher Work Day

Tuesday - October 19 - Revisit Dihybrid Punnett Squares - Lab "Genetic Traits" 

Wednesday - October 20 - Pedigrees - Lesson Review pages 98-100

Thursday - October 21 - Lesson Check 2 Quiz "The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection"- Lesson 3 Launch "Corn Connection"

Friday - October 22 - Lesson 3 Phenomenon "Why do all of these dogs look different?" - Video "Dog Days" - Make a Claim - Notes over Artificial Selection - Lesson 3 Term Sheet

 

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Monday - October 11 - Lab "Predicting Results" - Sponge Bob Punnett Square Practice

Tuesday - October 12 - Notes over Incomplete Dominance and Codominance- Quiz Tomorrow - Practice Problems over Incomplete Dominance and Codominance

Wednesday - October 13Quiz over Incomplete Dominance and Codominance

Thursday - October 14 - Dihybrid Punnett Square Practice

Friday - October 15 - No School - End of 1st Quarter

 

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Monday - October 4 - Notes over Variations - Collect Evidence A - Video "Darwin, Wallace and Natural Selection"

Tuesday - October 5 - Notes over Darwin, Traits, Natural Selection and Adaptations - Collect Evidence B and C - 3-D Thinking page 91 - Quiz Tomorrow

Wednesday - October 6 - Quiz over Darwin, Traits, Natural Selection and Adaptations - Virtual Lab "Natural Selection" 

Thursday - October 7 - Virtual Lab "How have fish adapted to their habitat?" or "How have birds adapted to their habitat?"

Friday - October 8 - Review Genetics and Punnett Squares - Punnett Square Practice

 

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Monday - September 27 - Investigation "Mutation Classification page74 - 3-D Thinking page 74 - Collect Evidence B and C - Virtual Lab "DNA and Genes" 

Tuesday - September 28 - Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab - Revise Claim and Support Reasoning

Wednesday - September 29 - Lesson Check 1 Quiz - Lesson Review pages 76-78

Thursday - September 30 - Lesson 2 Launch "Tree Snails" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "Why do you think this plant has flowers that look like bees?" - Video "Natures Copycats" - Make a Claim - Lab "Classroom Variations" 

Friday - October 1 - Lab "Population Variation" - Collect Evidence A

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Monday - September 20Make a Claim about "Why is the alligator white?" - Investigation "Crack the Code" pages 52-53 - Notes over DNA - Quiz Tomorrow over DNA - 3-D Thinking page 67

Tuesday - September 21 - Quiz over DNA - Lab "Model DNA" pages 65-66

Wednesday - September 22 - Notes over RNA, Transcription and Translation - Video "Transcription" - Investigation "Transcription" pages 68-69 - Quiz Tomorrow over Replication, Transcription and Translation - 3- D Thinking page 69 - Collect Evidence A

Thursday - September 23 - Replication, Transcription and Translation Quiz- Notes over Mutations - Investigation "Mutation Classification" page 74 - 3-D Thinking page 74 - Collect Evidence B and C

Friday - September 24Virtual Lab "DNA and Genes"

 

 

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Monday - September 13 - Investigation "Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down" and "Riddle of the Rocks" pages 38 and 40 - Notes Geologic Time Scale - Investigation "It's About Time" page 42 - Collect Evidence B and C - Lesson Review pages 46-48

Tuesday - September 14 - Lesson Check 2 Quiz - Review for Module 1 "Geologic Time" Test - Test Tomorrow

Wednesday - September 15 - Module 1 "Geologic Time" Test - Hand in Notes and Book to be graded

Thursday - September 16 - Review Test - Module 2 Phenomenon "Why does this butterfly when it stretches its wings look like the face of an owl?" - Video "Whoo Are You?" - Lesson 1 Launch "Cat Eyes" - Lesson 1 Phenomenon "Why is this alligator white and not green?" - Make a Claim - Lesson 1 Term Sheet

Friday - September 17 - Investigation "Crack the Code" pages 52-53 - Notes over DNA - 3-D Thinking page 67

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Monday - September 6 - No School - Labor Day

Tuesday - September 7 - Lesson Check 1 Quiz "Analyzing the Rock and Fossil Records" - Lesson 1 Review pages 24-26

Wednesday - September 8 - Lesson 2 Launch "Scientific Explanations" - Lesson 2 Phenomenon "How do geologists know that separate sequences of rock layers might have formed at the same time?" - Video "The Grand Staircase" - Make a Claim - Lesson 2 Term Sheet - Investigation pages 32-33 "Gaps in the rock record"

Thursday - September 9 - Notes "What happens when fossil records are not complete" and "How can we fill rock gaps?" - Investigation "It's a Match" page 34-35 - 3-D Thinking page 35 - Collect Evidence A

Friday - September 10 - Notes over "How do geologic events help build Earth's timeline? - Investigation "Ashes, Ashes, We all Fall Down" page 38 - 3-D Thinking page 39 - Investigation "Riddle of the Rocks" page 40 - Collect Evidence B

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Monday - August 30 - Review Uniformitarianism Notes - Take Notes over Relative Age Dating - Lab "Layers Rock" - Investigation "Relatively Speaking" - Collect Evidence A

Tuesday - August 31 - Science MAP Testing

Wednesday - September 1 - Science MAP Testing

Thursday - September 2 - Relative Age Dating Quiz - Notes over Fossils and Fossil Record - Investigation "Clues to Earth's Past" page 19-21- Video "Secrets of the Origin" - Investigation "Reconstructing Past Environments" - Collect Evidence B

Friday - September 3 - Lab "Paleogeographic Mapping"

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Monday - August 23 - Finish Measurement Lab

Tuesday - August 24 - Paper Towel Inquiry Lab 

Wednesday - August 25 - Finish Paper Towel Inquiry Lab - Make Table - Make Graph - Finish Lab Sheet

Thursday - August 26 - Begin Unit 1 Book - Module 1 Phenomenon "How can rocks tell the story of Earth's long history?"- Lesson 1 Launch "How old is Earth?" - Phenomenon "How can the rock layers and geologic features be used to sequence the past?" - Video"Shoshone Road Cut - Make a Claim - Lesson 1 Vocab Sheet

Friday - August 27 - Notes over "The Basis for Understanding Earth's Past" and "What is Relative Age Dating" - Investigation page 8 "The Present is the Key to the Past" - 3-D Thinking page 11

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Monday - August 16 - No School - Teacher Work Day

 

Tuesday - August 17 - No School - Teacher Work Day

 

Wednesday - August 18 - Welcome to 8th Grade!! - Introductions

 

Thursday - August 19 - Science Room Rules - All About Me Sheet

 

Friday - August 20 - Measurement Lab