Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science class we wrapped up the Rainforest Researchers computer simulation.
Have a fantastic break everyone! Be Safe!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we had our Great lakes ecology test retake. Students who decided they didn't need a retake had a chance to watch a movie on rainforest ecology. The learning target was for students to identify and explain three relationship examples between plants and animals.

Tuesday Class

Today we will be offering retakes for the Unit Test and Quizzes.

We invite anyone who would like to use the audio files of the test.  There are two parts.

Great Lakes Ecology Part One

Great Lakes Ecology Part Two

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Class

First of all, Mr. Wandel's class completed a web quest today. See the previous blog posting for more information. Mr. Malefyt's class continued working on the Rainforest Researchers simulation.

Tomorrow we will have the Great Lakes Ecology Test Retake. Click here for details on test retakes.
We will also offer quiz retakes tomorrow as well.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rainforest Web Quest for Mr. Wandel's Monday Class

Learning Target:  I can describe the Rainforest Ecosystem and give examples of biotic factors that dwell in this biome. 

Complete the Rainforest Webquest

1.  Read the Main Page of the Webquest that explains background information about the rainforest ecosystem.  This page also shows examples of the artist Henri Rousseau.  Rousseau is known for a unique style of nature art.

2.  Research different components of the ecosystem.  You may use the links provided or conduct your own research.

The Rainforest Biome is a great resource if you need a more expansive link.

3.   Create your own drawing in the style of Henri Rousseau.  You may use colored pencils and crayons from the bins.  You may also use pencil or pen to create a sketch.   Feel free to display your work in the hallway on the bulletin boards!

4.  If you finish early explore the links about rainforests or prepare for the TEST RETAKE on Tuesday.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we continued our Rainforest Researchers simulation.

We also handed back the Great Lakes Ecology Tests. The retake date will be next TUESDAY. You can access all retake information on our resource page.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we started a computer simulation called Rainforest Researchers. This is a in class activity only and is not available online.
Tomorrow we hope to get the tests back to the students!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we took our Great Lakes Ecology Test. Students should get this back on Friday of this week. A retake date will be announced at that time.

Tomorrow we begin a computer simulation program called rainforest researchers!

Test Audio Files

To be used only by students in Mr. Montgomery's Class During 3rd and 4th Hour today....If that isn't you don't click on the links!!!!

Part One

Part Two

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we began a time of structured choice in preparation for the Great Lakes Ecology Test that will be given this week Wednesday. The resource page for these activities can be found by clicking here!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Class

Today in class we finished our flow charts that we created yesterday, contributed to our on line discussion groups on google groups, and completed a final reading activity on Lake Erie. Once again, sorry that these reading activities are not available online :(

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we continued our look at water pollution in the Great Lakes by using Lake Erie as an example. We did three things:
1. Watched a short movie on the Lake Macatawa watershed. How we impact the water quality here in Holland!
2. Did part "b" of our Lake Erie reading activity. This includes making a Flow Chart. Please click here to access a flow chart making program.
3. Students completed a online discussion using google groups to discuss if Lake Erie was dead or not.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we started a look at pollution in the Great Lakes Region. To help us with this, we are looking at Lake Erie. Today we did a reading activity with group discussion on the problems that Lake Erie faced in the 1960's.

Unfortunately, this activity is not available online. Hopefully we can get it online in the next two days.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we did two things:

1. Took a quiz on Sand Dune Ecology.

2. Students had an opportunity to view published work from their peers on a Save the Beach/Sand Dune google sites page that students created in the Sand Dune Stations work. They voted for ones that they liked. The top vote "getters" will move on to a final round of voting to be done next week.

Information for this process was sent to each students email account.

Have a great thanksgiving everyone and GO LIONS! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we had time to finish up station work from our Sand Dune Ecology Stations. Tomorrow we will take a quiz on Sand Dunes. BE READY! 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we continued this group of stations about Sand Dune Ecology.
In order to do station #1, you will need to watch the JING providing "how to" information. This JING can be found by clicking here.

Information on the rest of the stations can be found by clicking here.

For the presentation on Station #6...please scroll down to Wednesday's posting of the presentation!

Have a Great Weekend! Go Blue, Go Green, and GO LIONS! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we begin another group of stations about Sand Dune Ecology.
In order to do station #1, you will need to watch the JING providing "how to" information. This JING can be found by clicking here.

Information on the rest of the stations can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sand Dune Station 6 Presentation


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by tmalefyt

Wednesday Class

Today in science we did two things:

1. We had a wrap up session from our aquatic stations in which students reconnected with learning targets they either misunderstood or did not get done.

2. Took Great Lakes Ecology Quiz #1.

Tomorrow: Please Bring Headphones to Class. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we did two activities:
1. CPS on the learning targets from the aquatic stations we got done with yesterday.

2. Presentation on invasive species found in Michigan. This presentation can be found on our Great Lakes Presentation page.

No homework!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we finished the "Aquatic Stations". These stations take a look at some aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes. Please click here for Aquatic Station resource page that has information needed to complete the station work.

At the conclusion of today's class each student is responsible for taking this survey on their learning targets for this group of stations.

There is no homework for tomorrow!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we continued another group of stations entitled "Aquatic Stations". These stations take a look at some aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes. Please click here for Aquatic Station resource page that has information needed to complete the station work.
Today we did two more stations!

Don't forget to sign up for Science Olympiad if you want to. The sign-up ends this TODAY.
Click here to access the online sign-up!
If you have any questions regarding science olympiad...please ask! The competition dates for Saturday events doesn't occur until late February and into March. If you are selected into the class, you will be notified of exact dates as soon as possible.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we started another group of stations entitled "Aquatic Stations". These stations take a look at some aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes. Please click here for Aquatic Station resource page that has information needed to complete the station work.

Don't forget to sign up for Science Olympiad if you want to. The sign-up ends this FRIDAY.
Click here to access the online sign-up!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Science Olympiad Sign-up!

Here is the link for the Science Olympiad sign-up.

Friday will be the last day to sign up for science olympiad.

If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Malefyt or Mr. Wandel.

Wednesday Class

Today in class we did two things:
1. We created our predator/prey graphs from yesterday's simulation. Here is the link to that activity.

2. We introduced Science Olympiad. Tomorrow we will do a sign-up. Here is a you tube video showing some highlights of what Science Olympiad is.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we did a predator - prey simulation. The results of this simulation will be used in a graphing activity that we will do tomorrow.

The simulation can be found by clicking here. (However, it really doesn't matter because you need to do it in a classroom setting :) )

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tuesday Test Retakes

Click on the link below to access the audio file for the retake.

Ecology Test Audio

Monday Class

Today in science we had a retake day. Students had the opportunity to do their general ecology test retake and quiz #4 retake. Student who were all caught up were treated to a section of the planet earth series in which they watched a segment on the seasonal forest ecosystems.

Tomorrow we will BE OUTSIDE for class. PLEASE HAVE APPROPRIATE SHOES AND CLOTHES!

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Friday Class (Wolf Pack Simulation Results)

Click here to access the survey after you have completed your wolf pack simulation in class today.

Here are the results from the simulation
done in class today.

Friday Class

Today in science class we did a activity called "Wolf Survival is Just a Roll Away." This activity can be found on our wolf study page.

REMINDER: THE ECOLOGY TEST RETAKE WILL HAPPEN ON MONDAY!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we did three things:
1. Had a discussion about some student issues with using the netbooks in class.

2. Handed back tests and introduced the option of a test retake. Information, including the retake ticket and actual test, can be found by clicking here. The test retake date is set for Monday, November 8, 2010.

3. We started our Great Lakes Ecology Unit and beyond with a introduction video to wolves. This video can be watched online by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wed. Nov. 1

Today we will be taking the Unit 1 Test on Ecology.

Below is the Link to the Audio File.

Ecology Test 1

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we continued our structured choice activity that we started yesterday. Please see yesterday's blog posting for information on this activity.

Tomorrow is our test day on general ecology! See our review and test page for help!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Barn Owl Clip for Structured Choice

video

Monday Class

Today in science we had a unit end structured choice day. This will also be done tomorrow. There are two links of value:
1. Here is the structured choice activity sheet. (Please click on the links on this document for handouts).

2. Here is the ecology unit review and test page.

There will be a test on ecology this week Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we did the following things:
1. We gave kids a chance to get a review sheet for a test late next week. We will hand it out to everyone next week Monday, but offered it for people who wanted it over the weekend. It is available online by clicking here.

2. We viewed a mini-presentation on the 10% law and carrying capacity. This presentation can be found here. On a separate note...here is a link to our presentations page that has all our presentations on it!

3. We finished our stations with our last station for this group. See previous posts for information on our stations.

4. We took a quiz on food webs. Due to time constraints, we have postponed the quiz retakes to first thing Monday morning. Sorry :(

Have a safe and fun filled 4 day weekend!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Class

Today we continued on our station work from last week. We did two stations today.
There is no homework assigned!

The link to the food web stations page can be found by clicking here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we started with a mini presentation on food webs. This can be found by clicking here.

After the mini presentation we did our station work that we started yesterday. See yesterday's blog posting for important links and information!

Have a SUPER weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we took a quiz...Ecology Quiz #3.

After the quiz, we started our next group of stations on Food Webs. Click here for our food web stations page. If you are in station 4 or 5 you will need to make a copy of the document found on the food web station resource page. This can be best done by SELECTING THE TEMPLATE OPTION!

We only did one station today.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we had shorter class periods once again for the MEAP tests. Good thing this is the last day of scheduled MEAP tests!

We did three things today:
1. CPS on Symbiosis
2. Quiz Retakes on the first two quizzes.
3. FINISHED our owl pellet reconstruction.

There is no homework currently assigned!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Class

We had shorter class periods due to the MEAP testing today.
We did two things in class:
1. Had a "mini-presentation" on what a food chain is. The presentation can be found by clicking here.

2. We are wrapping up our owl pellet reconstruction.

There is no homework currently assigned. However, tomorrow we will be offering retakes of quizzes.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Had time for some CPS. We reviewed concepts that we have learned this year up to this point.

2. We continued our activity on owl pellets. Today students started the reconstruction process. For more information on owl pellets...see our owl pellet resource page!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Class

Due to the MEAP testing, we had much shorter class periods today.

Today we began our dissection of the owl pellets. Here is the lab report. You will need to make a copy of it to write on.


Click on "Use This Template" to add it to your docs.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we did a variety of things:
1. Did a CPS on concepts we have been covering.
2. Handed back quiz #2 and went over it. A retake will occur in the near future.
3. Introduced owl pellets which we will begin tomorrow.

CPS results for Mr. Malefyt's Class today:
1st place: 6th Hour
2nd Place: 5th Hour
3rd Place: 2nd Hour
4th Place: 1st Hour

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today we will be discussing the Interdependence in an Ecosystem.

Check Back for a Link the finished product of today's notes.

We will be integrating Back Chat into our lesson today!!!!

Click the Link Below to enter the chat....

Ecosystem CHAT ROOM!!!

Presentation Notes

Presentation Page with Actual Presentation

The password will be given at the beginning of class!!!!

Monday Class

Today we did two things:
1. Took a Quiz...Ecology Quiz #2.

2. Did a group discussion on symbiosis using google forms. To access the form click here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Had a discussion about the types of symbiosis. To help in this discussion we used various clips found online. We have posted these on a resource page.

2. We had a time for structured choice. Students could pick from a variety of activities: Quiz retake, finish drawing, finish their Graph that is due next TUESDAY, a symbiosis worksheet, and some bulletin board creation group work.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we watched a movie showing different types of ecosystems that show predatory/prey relationships. It does a good job of bringing some visual life to the concepts we are teaching!

The graph that was on station 5 (Deer Population Graph) will be due NEXT TUESDAY.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today we did two things in science class:
1. Finished our last general ecology station.
2. Had a presentation on the Guinea Worm that kids did a reading on in station #1. We also watched some video clips on the lack of quality water in Africa and what people are doing about it. On this topic...I really liked seeing the waterprize entry at this years Art Prize.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we took a step back from the ecology stations that we have been working on. Instead we did our Bottle Biology Grading Day. Each group was graded on their eco-column, lab report, and individual question and answer session. Tomorrow we pick the stations back up again.

There is no homework currently assigned!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we continued with our station work. Click here to access our General Ecology Stations resource page.

A reminder that the bottle biology lab reports will be handed in on MONDAY!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Class

First things first...Sorry about no post yesterday. The power outage made that kind of hard!
Yesterday we did two things:
1. Took a Quiz.
2. Had a discussion about our grading. Here is that presentation!

TODAY we started our station work on symbiosis and general ecology. Our resource page for this group of stations can be found by clicking here.

A reminder that the lab report and eco-column for bottle biology will be graded on MONDAY!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Did a short activity on Abiotic vs Biotic factors in an ecosystem. The sheet for this activity can be found by clicking here.

2. Finished up our bottle biology activity. (Although we will be making observations each day on our bottles)

The bottle biology eco-column and lab report will be graded next Monday when each student takes the oral examination on their project.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. CPS review session on some of the basic principles of ecology.
2. Almost finished our Bottle Biology Project. Tomorrow students will be given approximately 25 minutes to finish their bottles and lab report.

Congrats goes to Mr. Malefyt's 6th hour for winning the CPS competition among Mr. Malefyt's 4 science classes with a score of 82%!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in class we continued our bottle biology project. Students finished part 1 and began the construction process of part 2. Many groups also started the technology piece of the project as well. Information can be found on our Bottle Biology Page.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we started our bottle biology project. Students got in their groups and worked on part 1. Information for bottle biology along with the handouts are available on our resource pages or by clicking here.

THERE IS NO HOMEWORK OTHER THAN BRINGING MATERIALS FOR BOTTLE BIOLOGY!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Did a presentation on a general ecology introduction. This presentation and the notes for it are available online at our resource pages or by clicking here.

2. Introduced the bottle biology project that we are starting tomorrow. There is a resource page set up for this on our general ecology resource page.

PLEASE BRING IN EMPTY 2 Liter POP BOTTLES TOMORROW!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we did a flip flop from last week Friday. See Friday's post for detailed information!

HOMEWORK: WE NEED TWO LITER BOTTLES ON WED.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science Mr. Wandel's class made a lab report on the Gold Fish Lab using Google docs. The two templates to use for this are the spreadsheet template for the graph and the lab report template for everything else.

Mr. Malefyt's class did an outdoor ecology scavenger hunt focusing on abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem. A copy of this activity can be found by clicking here.



Have a great weekend everyone!
THERE IS NO HOMEWORK!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Class

See yesterday's post....we just switched the two classes around.

There is NO Homework

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science the two classes did different things. Tomorrow both classes will flip-flop to the other teacher/room/activity.

Mr. Wandels Room: Technology Training on how to use google doc's for science. Students also worked on a pre-ecology unit online survey.

Mr. Malefyts Room: Gold Fish Lab. This lab can be found online.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we took our year long pre-test. This test will be used to gather data on what the students know and don't know in the topic areas that we are going to study this year.

THERE IS NO HOMEWORK!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we created a classroom social contract for the year. This is a very important piece to the success of this years classroom environment!

THERE IS NO HOMEWORK!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Did a classroom environment building exercise.
2. Introduced our new netbooks to the students. Each student received their google account information along with instructions for use.

There is NO HOMEWORK!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Class

We hope you had a great first day of school yesterday!
Today we did two things:
1. Learned names!
2. Did a lab on cohesion and surface tension. The purpose of this lab was to introduce how we do labs/activities in 7th grade. A great introduction! The lab can be found online by clicking here.

There is NO HOMEWORK!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we continued to work on our island projects.
Students started to work on their report packets today.
After today, only three work days remain until presentation day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we continued to work on our island projects. Groups were instructed that they should be nearing the end of their map and brochure construction. Starting tomorrow groups should start to pay attention to their report packets.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Class

Yesterday we introduced the year end island project. We also divided the students into their groups. While this year end project is an evaluation, we also have made it into a competition that we refer to as the science apprentice.

Today we had our first day working in groups. Tasks that groups did today include:
1. Brainstorm Sheet
2. Sketching of Map
3. Set up plan for project responsibilities.

The page for this project can be found on our resource pages!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Class (5/24/10)

Today in science we did an activity based on the book, "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss. This is a lead in to the project that we start tomorrow.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Class

Today we took the year end common assessment. This assessment covered all the topics that we learned throughout the year.

Monday we will kick off our year end project called the "Science Apprentice...Survivor Island". We will start that off by doing a one day activity on Dr. Seuss' book "The Lorax."

There is no homework assigned! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Finished the presentations that we started yesterday on the characteristics of waves.
2. Did a "exploration" lab on sound and sound waves. This lab is not available online, but nothing will be handed in from this lab.

Tomorrow we will do our Chemistry Magic Show that the students are really looking forward too:) We couldn't do this at the original scheduled day due to weather. Some of our "tricks" need to be done outdoors!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in class we did our presentations on Wave characteristics. We did not finish all the presentations so we will finish them in the first half of class tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Class (5/11/10)

Today in science we continued yesterday's activity. Tomorrow we will do the presentations.
We also watched a video clip taking some of this information and putting it into real world context. The link to the clip is called sounds of silence.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Chemistry Test Retake !!

The Chemistry test retake day will be next week Wednesday, May 19, 2010. A copy of the retake ticket and test is available on our test resource page.

Monday Class

Today in class we began our "Wave" mini unit with a group activity. Today groups prepared presentations that they will begin to "show" tomorrow. A copy of the activity can be found on our resource pages.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Class

Today we took our Chemistry Test. Look for retake information early next week.
On Monday we begin a mini-unit on waves!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

TEST DATE CHANGED!!!!

Our Test will be postponed until Friday!!!! We will spend Thursday continuing to review and prepare for the test. See you Thursday!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Watched a clip with a short discussion on nuclear energy and how that connects to items like reactions, periodic table, and elements.

2. Finished our review session for the test on THURSDAY.

Have a great day off tomorrow everyone!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science class we did a paper chromatography lab. This lab is available online.

The only thing assigned is yesterday's lab and today's lab are due next Tuesday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Class (4/28/10)

Today in science we did two things:
1. Had a presentation on chemical reactions. The presentation and student notes are available online. We had 2 students take notes to be displayed online for extra help. Click here for that page.
2. Took a quiz on various topics within this chemistry unit.

There is no homework currently assigned!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we:
1. Had a classroom lecture on photosynthesis. Students took notes on this presentation.
2. Took a CPS activity to relearn material.
3. Finished the lab that we did yesterday.

All materials are found on our resource page.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we did part 2 of the chemical reactions lab. A majority of the time was spent working on the model of the reaction we witnessed last Friday.

A copy of this lab can be found on our resource page or by clicking here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science class we did a lab on chemical reactions. The lab can be found by clicking here.

Students finished the lab in class and there is no homework!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Class (4/21/10)

Today in science we did a volume and density lab. The purpose of this lab is to focus on one more physical property of matter.

This lab can be found by clicking here.


There is no homework assigned!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we:
1. Took a quiz on the Periodic Table of Elements.
2. Had option time in which students could retake a quiz or work ahead on an introduction to chemical reactions sheet.
3. Watched a video on chemical reactions.

There is currently nothing due!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Class

Today in class we:
1. Did a CPS/discussion session of the periodic table.
2. Finished up all previous activities that were not done.

Tomorrow we will take a quiz on the periodic table as well as have time for quiz retakes from before.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. We had a lecture on periods within the periodic table. This presentation can be found on our resource page.
2. We worked on our graphing activity that we started yesterday. Students are not done with this yet and we will finish them early next week.

Have a safe and fun filled weekend :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday Class (4/15/10)

Today in class we did two things:
1. Had a short presentation on the periodic table. Students color coded their own copies of a periodic table during this.
2. Worked on a graphing activity on periodic trends.

Both of these are available on our resource pages or by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Class (4/14/10)

Today in class we worked our our Adopt an Element activity part two. This means we worked on the advertisement section of the activity. If time was available students worked on a small worksheet. Both of these activities can be found online on our resource pages.

The link to the adopt an element activity can be found by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Links for "Adopt an Atom" Activity....

Periodic Table Live

Chemical Elements

Chemi-"Cool"

Los Alamos Periodic Table

The three links above should give you plenty of information for this project....Or else you may surf the web and find out for yourself....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Class (4/12/10)

Today in science we did 3 things:
  1. Reviewed concepts that we learned before spring break on the states of matter.
  2. Spent time on the two things due this week WEDNESDAY: Matter Lab Sheet and Matter Writing Assignment.
  3. Watched a Bill Nye Movie on States of Matter.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today Mr. Malefyt's class were the only ones with Science. Mr. Wandels classes are on a field trip today. Tomorrow the roles will be reversed. Today we did the following things:
1. CPS
2. Quiz on states of matter and atoms.
3. Finished the lab from the stations last week and finished the writing lab from stations last week. Both of these will be due when we get back from spring break. (Tuesday, April 13, 2010)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Class (3/29/10)

Today in science was the test retake day. Students who handed in their retake ticket had the chance to retake their fossils test. Others had a chance to watch a video from our planet earth series. Tomorrow we will continue with our Chemistry Unit in Mr. Malefyt's classroom. Mr. Wandels class has their field trip!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Class

Today we wrapped up our first group of stations.
Remember that the Fossil Test Retake is MONDAY!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fossil Test Retake!

Today we handed back the fossil tests. The test retake will be this upcoming MONDAY (March 29, 2010). Information, including the actual test, is available on our test resource page. We will follow the same format as before with the test retake ticket.

Power Point Link

Here is the link to where the power point is for Station 6 in Mr. Malefyts Room. Click Here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Chemistry Unit Begins

Tuesday we will begin our study of matter! This will begin with a short kickoff video, a small demonstration, and introduction to six stations we will be completing this week.

Station One: States of Matter Powerpoint.
Station Two: Hands on Chemistry Changes of Matter Lab
Station Three: Hands on Matter Graphing and Data Calculation
Station Four: Construct an Atom (Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons)
Station Five: Construct A Molecule
Station Six: Writing Lab Introduction (Phases of Matter).

Link To Station Resources

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Class

Today in class we had a review session for the test on MONDAY!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in class we finished looking at the movie "Super Croc". We had time for a review session.
THE TEST HAS BEEN MOVED TO NEXT MONDAY!! :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we watched the movie, "Super Croc" with a focus on what modern day paleontologists do. It is a nice way to end this unit!

Students received a review sheet during the structured choice for the upcoming fossils test. This test will be on FRIDAY. If anyone needs another review sheet, they should either see Mr. Malefyt/Wandel or download a copy by clicking here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Class

Today we finished our fossils structured choice. See the previous post for the link to our structured choice page!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Structured Choice Link

This week Thursday and Friday, Mr. Malefyt and Mr. Wandel are at a conference. Students will be doing a structured choice activity.

Click Here to access our structured choice page!

Wednesday Class

Today in class we did three things:
1. Had a class lecture on the mass extinction that killed dinosaurs. We then talked about the age of mammals and the last bit of geologic time before the present.
2. Took a Quiz (Fossils #2 Quiz)
3. Students had some time to work on the things due tomorrow
  • Study Guide Booklet
  • Carboniferous Creative Assignment

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday and Tuesday Class

The past two days we have worked through a discussion on evolution. We were aided by certain video clips that PBS has on their website.

The homework that was assigned last week and Due tomorrow is now due on THURSDAY!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Due Dates and Test Retake!

Test Retake: Due to the number of kids who need a second chance at a retake for the Rocks and Minerals (Dynamic Earth) test...here it is. Next Thursday and Friday students will have the opportunity to retake the test. They will need to have a retake ticket completed in order to retake the test. You can click here to access that information.

Due on Wednesday (March 10):
1. Carboniferous Creative Assignment
2. Station #2 Booklet
3. Create a Dinosaur Picture

Friday Class

Today in class we continued our station work on fossils. This was the last day for this set of stations. You can click here to access the information.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Class (3/1/10)

Today in science we began a new set of stations. The topic is the Mesozoic Era (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Time Periods). Information for this set of stations can be found on our resource pages.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science students did one of two things:
1. Took a retest on the Dynamic Earth test (Rocks & Minerals)
2. Watched some clips from today's ocean world to compare to prehistoric ocean worlds.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday Class

Yesterday in science we did two things:
1. Viewed the Carboniferous Time Period power point.
2. Worked on the Carboniferous creative activity.

Today in science we:
1. Took a quiz on Fossils.
2. Viewed a power point on the Permian Time Period.
3. Watched a online video about the Permian Extinction.

All of these resources can be found on our fossils page.

Don't forget...tomorrow we will be doing the test retake!!!! Have your tickets done to take the test.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we finished our station work. We then had a wrap up discussion session going over the first three time periods that we look at: The ordovician, silurian, and devonian.

There is no homework currently assigned.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Class

Today we continued our section of science stations. There is currently no homework assigned.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in Science Class we started a new section of stations on fossils. We are looking at the early time periods. I will post some items as soon as I can!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in class we did two things:
1. Handed back our Dynamic Earth Tests and discussed the retake procedure. This procedure can be found in depth on our resource pages or by clicking here.

2. Finished the movie, "How the Earth was Made"

Tomorrow we begin a new group of stations on early time period fossils!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Class (2/16/10)

Today in science we watched the movie "How the Earth was Made". Students completed a data collection of events that will be placed in a timeline in the near future. The movie did not finish so we will finish it tomorrow.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we started our fossils unit by doing an activity about studying the layers of earth. This activity is not available online. If you were sick, please pick up a copy when you return to school. There is some teaching required to understand the material.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Class (2/11/10)

Today we took our written test on rocks and minerals. Tomorrow we begin a new unit on Fossils. There is no homework currently assigned.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Class

Today in class we finished what we started last week Friday. Please look for that link on Friday's posting. Tomorrow we have a lab test that quizzes students ability to answer questions from observing various rocks. On Wednesday we will have the actual rock and mineral written test.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday Class

Today we finished our writing lab on a rock cycle creative story. We started this yesterday. It is due on Monday!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today we did three things:
1. CPS
2. Quiz on Sediments
3. Started our Rock Cycle Creative Writing Activity. This activity can be found on our resource page!

The writing activity will be due on Monday. Students should be able to finish the assignment in the time given during class.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today we finished our earth science stations on weathering, soil, and metamorphic rocks. There is nothing due from this set of stations!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Clas (2/1/10)

Today we continued with the stations that we started last week Friday.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Class

Today we began a new set of science stations on earth science.
1. Soil Lab
2. Soil Game
3. Video on Erosion and Weathering
4. Metamorphic Rock Lab
5. Rock Cycle Drawing Activity
6. Weathering Reading Activity

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday Class (1/28/10)

Today in science we finished the sedimentary rock lab. If time was left over, students worked on a worksheet.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Class (1/27/10)

Today in science we introduced Sedimentary Rocks:
1. Teacher lead introduction of the rocks.
2. Students began a sedimentary rock lab. This lab is not available online.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Class (1/26/10)

Today in science we:
1. Took a CPS Quiz
2. Took a quiz on Igneous Rocks.
3. Did Team Building activities to refocus ourselves for the upcoming second semester.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday Class (1/21/10)

Today in science class we prepared presentations on a form of chemical of physical weathering. After we prepared...we presented!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday Class (1/20/10)

Today in science we did:
1. Finished looking at Igneous rocks by filling in a chart and diagram.
2. CPS quiz on Igneous Rocks
3. Started an activity on weathering. This sheet is available for download on our resource page.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday and Tuesday Class

On Monday we finished the igneous rock lab that we started Friday. Today we are offering a retake of the ecology test and other quizzes.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we:
1. Took a quiz on minerals.
2. Introduced Igneous Rocks and started a lab on them. Students did not finish lab. We will finish on Monday.

On a separate note, we will have a test re-take from our Ecology Units sometime next week. This is not a mandatory test...only there for students who want to try for a better grade. I put a copy of the old test on our resource page. You can click here to see it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we did three things:
1. Did a Mineral Wrap Up Discussion
2. CPS Quiz on Minerals
3. Watched Bill Nye on Rocks to lead us into tomorrows Igneous Rock Lab.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today we took our mineral lab quiz. Students were asked to identify certain minerals and answer some questions about them. This grade will not appear on the quiz and test category but rather the lab assessment category.
The only assignment is the online survey that we are asking each student to do.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday Class (1/12/10)

Today in science we:
1. Took a CPS quiz on Minerals.
2. Went over the answers to the data sheet. Students now have names and information for all 18 minerals.
3. Students had options to finish the last 15 minutes of class doing a variety of short activities to help them with the lab test tomorrow.

Lab Test on Mineral Identification tomorrow: Students should not need to study for this test.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we:
1. Finished the physical properties of minerals labs from last week.
2. Wrapped up the crossword puzzles.
3. Introduced and filled out the data sheet activity. This can be found on our resource page and can will be needed for this week Wednesdays Mineral Lab Test which students can't study for. This test will be considered part of the lab grade on power school.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Online Homework Assignment

Please use the link to the right to access our online homework assignment for next week. We are asking the students to take our pre-rock survey. This will not be graded! You may click here to access the survey as well.

Due Date: Friday, January 15, 2010.

Friday Class

Today in science we finished the lab activities on testing for hardness and streak on minerals. There is no homework assigned.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday Class (1/07/10)

Today in science we worked on two more physical properties of minerals...Hardness and Streak. This lab was not completed today and will be completed tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday Class (1/6/10)

Today in science we started our mineral lab. Today the lab was based on two physical properties of minerals...color and luster. For obvious reasons these labs can't be taken home. Students are expected to complete them in the time given in class. If you are sick or gone you can make the labs up anytime during the school day (lunch or exploratory class).

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Class (1/4/10)

Today in science we kicked off our Earth Science section of the year. We did this by showing a video on caves. Tomorrow we begin a small mini unit on minerals.
There is no homework assigned.