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.