Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday Class

Today we accomplished two things:
1. We discussed Metamorphic rocks and showed examples of gneiss.
2. We started looking at the rock cycle by doing a creative writing activity. This activity will take us into tomorrow as well.
For more information on rocks and to access the online document of this writing activity go to our resource section or click here.

There is currently no homework assigned.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday Class

Today in science class we did a larger CPS test. Then we wrapped up the sedimentary rock section by finishing the lab from yesterday and reading some text that was about sedimentary rocks. There is currently no homework due.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Class

Today in science class we did a Sedimentary Rock lab. This can not be done at home. Therefore, if you missed class today you will need to find a time to complete the lab within the next week. There is currently no homework assigned.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Class

Today in science we did 2 things:
1. We did our presentations on weathering that we prepared on Friday. Students took notes on their classmates presentations.
2. Watched a video that showed an overview of rocks.

Tomorrow we look at sedimentary rocks!
There is currently no homework assigned.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Class

Today in class we did another CPS test (Malefyt Only, Wandel's class will do it on Monday). We then had a short discussion about "weathering". After the discussion we handed out an activity about weathering that will have the students becoming involved in a drama skit about a particular type of weathering that they were assigned. This activity can be found in our resource section.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday Class

Today in class we finished the Igneous rock lab from yesterday. Students should be able to identify the following rocks: basalt, gabbro, granite, scoria, pumice, obsidean, and rhyolite. After the lab was finished we did a reading activity from the science book that students DO NOT have with them. Currently there is no homework assigned!

Wednesday Class

Today we did a Igneous Rock Lab. This lab can only be done in the classroom. Students also did a CPS quiz.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Earth Movements Power Point

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Tuesday Class

Today in science class we had a power point lecture on earth movements. This discussion was a wrap up to the web quests that we did the previous two days.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Class

Today in science we finished the web quest that we had started last Thursday. We will wrap up a short look into plate tectonics and move into a study of Rocks!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wed. and Thursday Class

We will be looking at plate tectonics as a way to introduce how rocks are formed and what they are. Thursday we will complete a webquest on plate tectonics. Click on the resource guide to the right to activate the webquest.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Class

Today in science class we had a lap "test/quiz" on minerals. This quiz was designed to test the students ability to perform basic mineral tests and identification.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Class

Today students finished the labs on "streak" and "hardness". On Monday we will compile the results from our mineral tests and learn the names of our minerals. There is currently no homework due!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday Class

Today in class we finished up a crossword activity that we did yesterday in regards to vocabulary in the topic of minerals.
We also began a mineral lab on the topics of "streak" and "hardness". This lab was not finished and will be continued tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday Class

Today we did the first segment of a mineral lab. The two tests that we focused on were color and luster. Students are in the process of "knowing" 18 different minerals. For obvious reasons, these labs are not online.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday Class

Today in science class we had an interesting start to our new science unit...Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils. To get us thinking about earth history and earth science, we did a scientific inquiry activity that was based around watching the movie "Ice Age: The Great Meltdown" Hopefully students not only had a fun time watching this kids movie, but also started asking questions about future topics in 7th grade science!