Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Day 1

Homeroom:

TODAY’S SCHEDULE

Grade 8:

  • 8:10 - 8:25 home room

  • 8:25 - 11:00 MCAS testing (State time allotment 1 ½ hours)

  • 11:00 - 11:25 Period 1

  • 11:25 - 11:50 Period 2

  • 11:50 - 12:15 period 3

  • 12:15 - 12:43 lunch

  • 12:45 - 1:05 Period 4

  • 1:05 - 1:55 Specials

  • 1:55 - 2:20 Period 5

  • 2:20 - 2:45 Period 6

Grade 8 agenda:

Bugs

Grade 7 agenda:

Pass back and go over quiz on Electric charges and forces.

CAN RACE BRACKET

  • TWO RACE TABLES

  • ALL OTHERS SEATED AROUND PERIPHERY

  • NO TOUCH BALLOONS UNTIL ”RACE“ IS CALLED

  • RACE - RECORD WINNERS

Monday, May 20, 2019. Day 6

Homeroom:

Today’s Schedule

Grade 8:

  • 8:10 - 8:25 home room

  • 8:25 - 11:00 MCAS testing (State time allotment 1 ½ hours)

  • 11:00 - 11:25 Period 1

  • 11:25 - 11:50 Period 2

  • 11:50 - 12:15 period 3

  • 12:15 - 12:43 lunch

  • 12:45 - 1:05 Period 4

  • 1:05 - 1:55 Specials

  • 1:55 - 2:20 Period 5

  • 2:20 - 2:45 Period 6

Grade 8 Agenda:

MCAS

BUGS - one more round…

Pass back/make up TB Article

Grade 7 Agenda:

Check and go over HW.

Line dance then check responses

Pass back and go over quiz.

Can Race bracket

  • two race tables

  • all others seated around periphery

  • no touch balloons until ”race“ is called

  • Race - record winners

Friday, May 17, 2019. Day 5

Homeroom:

Crazy Hair Day count

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now:

Lesson:

Bugs Data Table

Play four rounds

20 second “hunt” followed by data collection

the rules:

  1. The hunt lasts twenty seconds

    • set a timer

  2. each predator may use one set of tweezers

    • one hand only

    • no interfering with other predators

  3. Start the timer and gather as many “bugs as possible

    • put them in your cup.

    • Only bugs in your cup count - drops do not and get returned to the landscape

  4. When time is up…

    • count the number of bugs you captured and record this on your data table

    • copy the results of your other group members

    • Calculate the total number of bugs caught

  5. calculate the percentage caught by each team member and make sure they sum to 100

  6. Now count the survivors on the landscape!

    • dump all the surviving bugs onto the tray.

    • Separate them by color

    • count and record the number of each color

  7. total the number of survivors and calculate percentages.

  8. Reproduce by adding two of the same color for every surviving bug

  9. Mix and scatter

  10. replay the next round starting at step 1!

WIN:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Key concept builder worksheet due Monday

use the online textbook as a resource

Do Now:

Lesson:

Online Quiz - Electric Charges and Forces

Login to MH and look for the quiz assignment in homework

complete the worksheet (key concept builder) when done

Peoples choice awards

can racing

Thursday, May 16, 2019. Day 4

Homeroom:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Quiz tomorrow: Electric Charge and Forces Study Guide

Do Now:

Lesson:

Consolidate Notes:

SLANT:

  1. Sketch an atom showing the location of its particles using the terms.

    • protons        neutrons             electrons             nucleus

  2.  Correctly label the charge of the particles that make up and atom as either positive, negative, or neutral.

  3.  Explain the difference between an atom and an ion.

  4.  Explain how an object acquires a static charge.

  5.  Identify and explain how similar electric charges behave and how different electric charges behave using the terms: attract and repel

  6. Identify and explain how the strength of charges or the distance between them affects electric forces.

 

Vocabulary to know:

static charge      ion                          insulator              conductor           electric field

In class static Experiments:

  • Repelling Balloons

  • Rolling Cans

  • PVC and Foil

  • Floating Pie Plates

  • Frizzy Hair

Conduct an experiment.

Describe what you tried.

Does it show forces that:

  • attract?

  • repel?

WIN:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now:

Lesson:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Day 3

Homeroom:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now:

Lesson:

Bugs Activity

build the landscape - due end class on Thursday.

WIN:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now:

Use the textbook to Finish Lesson Outline from Yesterday

  • Parts C and D.

  • Text Pages 310 - 313

Lesson:

SLANT:

ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND CHARGED PARTICLES

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHARGES

CHARGED OBJECTS AND STATIC CHARGE

ELECTRIC FORCES - INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CHARGED PARTICLES

THE EFFECT OF DISTANCE AND CHARGE ON ELECTRIC FORCES.

WATCH THE BRAINPOP ON STATIC ELECTRICITY LOCATED HERE.

THEN READ THE SHORT ARTICLE ON STATIC ELECTRICITY LOCATED HERE.

IN YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK, COPY AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. USE A BLANK PAGE WITH A PROPER HEADING THAT YOU CAN PASS IN.

1) MOST CARPETS ARE MADE OUT OF POLYESTER AND SOCKS ARE MADE OF WOOL. WHY CAN SHUFFLING ACROSS A CARPET IN YOUR SOCKS BE SUCH A “SHOCKING” EXPERIENCE?

2) WHY ARE RUBBER BALLOONS SO EASILY CHARGED BY RUBBING THEM ON A WOOL SWEATER?

NOW PLAY WITH THE PHET SIMULATION TITLED BALLOONS AND STATIC ELECTRICITY.

IN YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK, COPY AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

3) WHY DOES THE BALLOON STICK TO THE SWEATER AFTER IT IS CHARGED?

4) WHY DO THE NEGATIVE CHARGES ON THE WALL MOVE AWAY FROM THE CHARGED BALLOON AS IT IS BROUGHT CLOSE TO THEM?

Did you already do this work?

Challenge Activity: How can you use two balloons to show that similar charges repel each other?

Brainstorm, build and demonstrate.

OPEN UP YOUR NOTES TO SHOW YOUR HOMEWORK.

  • CHAPTER OUTLINE DUE FRIDAY

  • CLASS ASSIGNMENT DUE TODAY

  1. GET A CHROME BOOK, GO TO ATOM BUILDER AND BUILD A STABLE AND ELECTRICALLY NEUTRAL CARBON ATOM. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BELOW:

    1. DRAW YOUR CARBON ATOM IT IN YOUR NOTEBOOK

    2. COPY AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

      1. WHAT IS THE ELECTRIC CHARGE OF A PROTON?

      2. WHAT IS THE ELECTRIC CHARGE OF AN ELECTRON?

      3. WHAT IS THE ELECTRIC CHARGE OF A NEUTRON?

      4. HOW DOES AN ATOM BECOME ELECTRICALLY CHARGED? WHY?

Rolling a can with static electricity

Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Day 2

Homeroom:

Grade 7 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now:

  1. Open up your notes to show your Homework.

    • chapter outline due Friday

    • class assignment due today

  2. Get a copy of the chapter outline worksheet.

  3. get a copy of the textbook.

  4. complete the chapter outline using pages 306 to 314

Lesson:

Check Homework Individually and log.

Launch Lab Page 307

Assigned groups

worksheet

Materials

Cardinal Rules:

  • No broken balloons

  • no spilled water

Lesson:

Slant:

Atomic Structure and Charged Particles

positive and negative charges

Charged objects and static charge

Electric forces - interactions between charged particles

the effect of distance and charge on electric forces.

WIN:

Grade 8 Agenda:

Homework:

Do Now:

Please get out your video worksheet and the “Tuberculosis” article HW

Obtain a chrome book

Lesson:

Assess and Record Homework

Pass back Darwin’s dangerous Idea RC

Review Evolutionary Arms race Video Worksheet

Bugs Activity

Friday, May 10, 2019. Day 1

Homeroom:

Today’s Schedule:

  • 8:25 to 9:10 (prep)

  • 9:10 to 9:58 (8)

  • 9:58 to 10:45 (8)

  • 10:45 to 11:15 (WIN)

  • 11:15 to 11:45 (Lunch)

  • 11:45 to 12:35 (8)

  • 12:35 to 2:50 (Grade 7, see Mr. Purcell or Mrs. Robbins for specifics)

Grade 8 Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

Tuberculosis article due Tuesday.

  • complete on its own sheet so it may be passed in.

DO NOW:

LESSON:

Watch evolutionary Arms Race

  • Get a copy of the worksheet.

  • Watch from the beginning of video through the end of the Tuberculosis Story

  • (0 - 27 minutes).

  • complete worksheet as you watch.

Read and complete tuberculosis article for Tuesday.

Dear Substitute:

The video will play on the HD television by my desk. It is loaded into the DVD player. Use the red power button on the black remote to turn on the TV. Use the gray remote to control the DVD player.

  • The “Menu Button will display the navigation menu.

  • Choose “Select Program” and play from the beginning of chapter 1.

  • Play through the end of chapter 4 (27 minutes)

  • Pressing the “Display” button will check the elapsed time.

WIN:

Homework Time

Grade 7 Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

Finish the class assignment at home as needed. It may be collected for grading on Monday.

DO NOW:

Please get out your notes from the chapter outline you finished last night.

You will complete this online quiz (below) then finish the web-base activities as listed on the lesson.

LESSON:

Reading Comprehension Quiz

Dear Substitute:

  • Please see that the students are separated and the use of the chrome book is monitored.

  • Student should be allowed open notes - but not open text.

When you are finished:

Watch the BrainPop on static Electricity located here.

Then read the Short Article on Static Electricity located here.

In your science notebook, copy and answer the following questions. Use a blank page with a proper heading that you can pass in.

1) Most carpets are made out of polyester and socks are made of wool. Why can shuffling across a carpet in your socks be such a “shocking” experience?

Now play with the PhET simulation titled Balloons and Static Electricity.

In your science notebook, copy and answer the following questions:

2) Why are rubber balloons so easily charged by rubbing them on a wool sweater?

3) Why does the balloon stick to the sweater after it is charged?

4) why do the negative charges on the wall move away from the charged balloon as it is brought close to them?

Have a good weekend. All this work is due on Tuesday.

Thursday, May 9, 2019. Day 6

Homeroom:

Community Service - bulletin Board Assistance needed

Grade 7 Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

Finish chapter outline

Comprehension Quiz tomorrow

DO NOW:

Please get a copy of the McGraw Hill Grade 7 Textbook

  • Systems and Cycles

LESSON:

Electric Charge Demo

  • Van De Graaff Generator

Chapter Outline - Electric Charge and Electric Forces

Pages 307 to 309 in MH Textbook

Small group Format

  • Whole class Reading of the section

  • Groups Discuss and agree on main idea

    • Cold Call

  • Groups identify supporting details/facts

    • cold call

  • identify and define vocabulary

  • Next section - repeat

complete as homework

WIN:

Mr. Verills class to have WIN with Mr. Wahlstrom

Grade 8 Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

Finish SEPUP reflection and wrap up as needed.

DO NOW:

LESSON:

SEPUP Natural selection Activity Website

SEPUP Natural selection Activity Worksheet


Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Day 4

Homeroom:

MCAS Schedule

MCAS until followed by two shortened classes and one full length.

Grade 8 Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

Complete DARWIN'S Dangerous Idea Part V in your science notebook.

DO NOW:

LESSON:

Darwin’s dangerous Idea: natural selection and HIV

Watch from 42 minutes into the video to 55 minutes

Extra Time: Try this simulation

No WIN:

Grade 7 Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

DO NOW:

Please take out your graph activity if you did not pass it in yesterday.

  • Staple the questions and worksheet together and pass it in.

Clear your desks of all possessions except a pencil.

LESSON:

Project Presentations:

  • Around the world format

  • Shout outs

Peoples Choice Nominations