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Assignments for the week of 03-06-17 to 03-10-17
Due Date: 3/4/2017
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of March 6, 2017 to March 10, 2017

     SOL’s for the week: PS 11

We will continue with the electricity unit this week.

    

 

Monday- March 6, 2017

Bell Work

Most students should have Study guide for this week’s quiz.

We will review 18-2 “Current Electricity” pp. 616-623.

 

Tuesday- March 7, 2017

Bell Work

We will discuss how to make a current flow.

Worksheet

 

Wednesday- March 8, 2017

Bell Work

We will discuss conductors and insulators with respect to current electricity.

We will discuss resistance, pp. 622-623

Quiz review.

 

 

Thursday- March 9, 2017

Bell Work

Quiz is given.

We will watch a video on electricity.

 

 

Friday- March 10, 2017

Bell Work

We will begin 18-4 “Electric Circuits” pp. 624-631.

We will discuss Georg Ohm, current, voltage, and resistance in a circuit.

 



Assignments for Week of November 14, to November 18, 2016
Due Date: 11/13/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of Nov. 14, 2016 to Nov. 18, 2016

 

SOL Studied: PS 3.

 

     This week we will continue or study of atoms. We are learning to find the group/family of an element; its period, its # of protons, electrons, neutrons. Then we draw a model of the atom using Bohr's model. We do realize that the modern model of the atom has electrons in a sort of cloud area.

 

Our quiz will be scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2016.

 

The County Science Fair is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2016.

 

Monday-November 14, 2016

Bell Work

5-1, We will continue drawing atoms.

Hand out study guide for Quiz on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Students will draw atoms of various elements.

 

 

Tuesday- November 15, 2016

Bell Work

Chap. 5:1 pp. 161-167. We will draw atoms and answer questions.

CIP worksheet on atoms and elements.

 

 

Wednesday- November 16 , 2016

Bell Work

We will draw atoms and make sure students are able to answer questions on the atom/elements.

We will review for our quiz.

 

 

Thursday- November 17, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz will be given.

We will discuss electron dot diagrams and how to use them.

 

 

 

Friday- November 18, 2016   County Science Fair is scheduled for today.

Bell Work

We will continue our discussion of electron dot diagrams-video/worksheet.

We will watch a video on chemical bonding.



Assignments for Week of November 7, 2016 to November 11, 2016
Due Date: 11/6/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans for Week of 11-07-16 to 11-11-16

 

SOL’s Covered This Week:  PS 4

 

     This week’s quiz is scheduled for Friday, November 10th.  It will be an Interactive Achievement quiz given on the IPads.

 

     Students will begin an in-depth study of the Periodic Chart.  We will learn how it is organized and we will discuss how chemical names and symbols are chosen.  We will discuss important scientists in the establishment and organization of the Periodic Chart.  We will discuss what it means for an element to be a located in a family or group.

     In our books we are on Chapter 5, Lesson 2, pp. 168-175; Lesson 3; pp. 176-183; Lesson 4, pp. 184-193.

 

***NO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, ELECTION DAY!***

 

*****SCIENCE FAIR IS THURSDAY-NOVEMBER 10th!!  PROJECTS AND PAPERS  

  ARE DUE!!!******

 

Monday- November 7, 2016

Bell Work

Study guide for IA quiz scheduled for Friday, March 10th, is handed out.

Discuss subatomic particles and isotopes.

 

Tuesday- November 8, 2016

No School--Election Day

 

Wednesday- November 9, 2016

Bell Work

Review the  Periodic Table, in the book, 5:2,  pp. 168-175.

Worksheet is assigned.

 

Thursday- November 10, 2016            Science Fair Projects and Papers are Due!!!

Bell Work

Begin discussion of “Atoms, Bonding, and the Periodic Table,” pp. 212-217.

Discuss electron dot diagrams

 

Friday- November 11, 2016

Bell Work

IA QUIZ

Discuss ionic bonds, pp. 220-225.



Assignments for Week of Oct. 31, 2016 to Nov. 4, 2016
Due Date: 11/1/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016

    This week we are discussing the introduction of the atom.  We will learn about John Dalton, JJ Thomson, Ernest Rutherford, Neils Bohr and their contributions to the atomic theory.  We will discuss electrons, protons, neutrons and the modern atomic model.

    SOL's studied this week are:  PS 2 .

    Due to Benchmark testing, we will not have an assigned quiz this week.  Our benchmark testing will be given on Wednesday or Thursday of this week, November 2nd or Nov 3rd.  

    Do not forget about the Science Fair.  It is quickly approaching.  The school's science fair is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th.  Students can write an essay or do a science project.

    Clocks return to Standard Time this weekend at 2:00 A. M. Sunday morning.  

    There will be no school on Election Day, November 8, 2016.

Monday- October 31, 2016
Bell Work
We will read and discuss "The Introduction of the Atom" pp. 161-164. 
We will discuss Democritus, John Dalton, and J. J. Thomson.
There will be no study guide handed out this week due to benchmark testing

Tuesday- November 1, 2016
Bell Work

We will review Dalton and Thomson.

We will discuss Rutherford and Bohr.

We will discuss the proton, electron, and neutron.

Wednesday- November 2, 2016
Bell Work

Benchmark Testing in science today.

Thursday- November 3, 2016
Bell Work

We will continue discussion of the proton, neutron, and electron.

We will discuss isotopes.

We will discuss quarks and antiquarks.

Friday- November 4, 2016

Bell Work

We will summarize the atom and the atomic theories.

Short video on atomic theory.







Assignments for the week of Oct. 24, 2016 to Oct. 28, 2016
Due Date: 10/21/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for the Week of October 24, 2016 to October 28, 2016

SOL’s Covered for the week: PS 2, PS 4. We will begin PS 3 after our Unit Test/Quiz.

     Our quiz for this week is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2016. This week’s quiz will be the Unit 4 Test/Quiz.

       Our next Unit will begin with the discovery of the atom and the early atomic theories and atomic models.

Busy Week: October 26th- Picture Retakes and Flu Shots given.

                    October 27th- Quiz Bowl/Academic Team Competition at Council.

                    October 28th- Fall Festival 1:00 P. M. and 7:00P.M. REMS Movie Night

                    October 28th- Halloween Dance for Middle School—7:00 P. M.-10:00 P. M.

 

Monday- October 24, 2016

Bell Work

Study guide is handed out.

Activity –the effect of temperature on solubility. Students will see that the temperature of a solvent has a direct effect on the amount of solute that can be dissolved.

We will discuss the finding of our activity.

 

Tuesday- October 25, 2016

Bell Work

Review of suspensions, solutions, and colloids.

Short YouTube video on mixtures.

Worksheet on Mixtures.

 

Wednesday- October 26, 2016

Bell Work

Review for our Unit Test/Quiz

Fly Swat Game on Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements.

 

Thursday- October 27, 2016

Bell Work

Unit Quiz/Test on Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures.

After the quiz we will begin discussion of the first people to have an idea about atoms.

Chapter 5; 1 “Introduction to Atoms” pp. 160-162. We will discuss the ancient Greek philosopher, Democritus, and his ideas on “atomos”. We will begin discussion of John Dalton.

 

Friday- October 28,2016 (Today is Fall Festival from 1:00 P. M. until the end of school)

Bell Work

We will discuss John Dalton and his early atomic model and JJ. Thomson and his chocolate chip cookie model. 5:1, pp. 161-162.



Assignments for Week of October 17, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Due Date: 10/16/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of October 17, to October 21, 2016

 

SOL's Covered this week: PS 2

 

     This week's quiz is scheduled for Thursday- October 20, 2016.

     It is an IA quiz and covers nonmetals, metalloids, solutions, suspensions, and colloids.

 

Monday- October 17, 2016

Bell Work

Review reading and discussion from Friday on nonmetals and metalloids. 5:4 pp. 184-191.

Study Guide for quiz will be given out.

Worksheet.

 

 

Tuesday- October 18, 2016

Bell Work

Begin discussion of a compound and how it is different than a mixture. Discuss common compounds and mixtures.

Read and discuss 8:1 "Understanding Solutions" pp. 286-291.

 

 

 

Wednesday- October 19, 2016

Bell Work

Review for quiz that is scheduled for tomorrow.

Discuss a colloid and a suspension and how to tell the difference. 8:1, pp. 289-291.

Worksheet

 

 

 

Thursday- October 20, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz is scheduled.

Read and discuss 8:2 "Concentration and Solubility" pp. 292-294.

 

 

 

Friday- October 21, 2016

Bell Work

Discuss how pressure, solvent and temperature affect solubility, pp. 295-297.

Worksheet.

Activity on how temperature affects the solubility of sugar in water.



Assignments for the Week of October 10, to October 14, 2016
Due Date: 10/10/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans for October 10, 2016 to October 14, 2016

 

SOL’s for the Week: PS 2 and PS 4

 

     We will have our quiz on Thursday, October 13, 2016. It is an IA quiz.

 

Monday- October 10, 2016

Bell Work

Discussion of metals, 5:3 Metals” pp. 176-179. We will discuss the characteristics of metals and their position on the Periodic Table. We will discuss the terms: ductility, malleability, luster, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, reactivity, and corrosion.

We will talk about the two groups of metals known as alkali and alkali earth metals.

 

 

 

Tuesday- October 11, 2016

Bell Work

Review of characteristics of metals (pp. 176-179) and discussion of transition, Lanthanides and Actinides, and trans-uranium metals, pp. 180-183.

Worksheet on metal characteristics.

Short video on metals.

Study guide for quiz.

 

 

 

Wednesday- October 12, 2016

Bell Work

Review for our quiz on metals.

RR Sheet and lesson quiz for classwork.

 

 

 

Thursday- October 13, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz on metals.

Begin discussion of nonmetals, 5:4 “Nonmetals and Metalloids” pp. 184-190. We will discuss their physical and chemical properties, and the groups or families that contain nonmetals.

 

 

 

Friday- October 14, 2016

Bell Work

Review nonmetals and discuss metalloids, pp. 190-193.

Short video on nonmetals and metalloids.



Assignments ffor Week of October 3, 2016 to October 7, 2016
Due Date: 10/2/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of October 3, 2016 to October 7, 2016

 

SOL Studied: PS 2 and 4.

 

     This week we will begin studying elements. We will discuss what defines an element, look at the arrangement of the Periodic Table. We will discuss metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. We will begin discussion of mixtures.

 

Our quiz will be scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2016.

 

Monday- October 3, 2016

Bell Work

P. 153 in book, do VA SOL Test Prep Sheet.

Hand out study guide for Quiz on Thursday, October 7, 2016.

Begin discussion of elements and the Periodic Table. 5:2 "Organizing the Elements" pp. 168-175.

Discuss the Periodic Table and the types of elements on it and how it is arranged.

 

 

Tuesday- October 4, 2016

Bell Work

Chap. 5:3 pp. 176-183 "Metals".

We will discuss the properties of a metal and how we classify them.

Lesson Quiz worksheet for 5:3, p. 183F

 

 

 

Wednesday- October 5, 2016

Bell Work

We will discuss Metalloids and Nonmetals, 5:4 pp. 185-191.

We will do the element review page from CIP.

We will review for our quiz.

 

 

 

Thursday- October 6, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz will be given.

We will discuss the definition of a mixture, 8:1 "Understanding Solutions" pp. 287-291.

A short YouTube video on mixtures will be shown.

 

 

 

Friday- October 7, 2016

Bell Work

We will continue our discussion of solutions.

We will discuss the effect of temperature and pressure on solutions.

We will do an activity on temperature and solubility.



Assignments for Sept. 26th to Sept. 30th, 2016
Due Date: 9/25/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of Sept 26 to Sept 30, 2016

SOL's Covered:  PS 2, 5, 7.

Quiz this week is scheduled for Thursday- Sept. 29th.

 

Monday- September 26, 2016

Bell Work

Study guide for quiz is distributed

Begin discussion of phase changes and whether they are exothermic or endothermic.

  

Tuesday- September 27, 2016

Bell Work

Fill in chart of phase changes

 

Wednesday- September 28, 2016

Bell Work

Graph of phase changes

PowerPoint

 

Thursday- September 29, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz

 

Friday- September 30, 2016

Bell Work

Begin discussion of elements, 5-1 pp. 160-167.

 



Assignments for Week of 9-19 to 9-23-16
Due Date: 9/18/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for the Week of Sept. 19,  2016 to Sept. 23, 2016

SOL's for this week are:  PS 2, 5, 7.

This week's quiz will be given on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Monday- Sept 19, 2016

Bell Work

In book, tear out and do p. 121, SOL Test Prep.

4:1  "States of Matter"  pp. 128-135.

Discuss the three states of matter, crystalline and amorphous solids, surface tension and viscosity.

Tuesday- Sept. 20, 2016

Bell Work

Review states of matter, 4-1, pp. 128-135.

Do RR Sheet for 4-1

Wednesday- Sept. 21, 2016

Bell Work

Review for quiz

Do Lesson Quiz for 4-1 as classwork.

Short video on states of matter.

Thursday- Sept. 22, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz on  week's lesson

Begin discussion of the 4th state of matter, plasma.

Friday- Sept. 23, 2016

Bell Work

Video on States of Matter

6th Grade Science Review

 

 



Assignments for 9-12-16 to 9-16-16
Due Date: 9/11/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of Sept. 12, 2016 to Sept.  16, 2016

SOL's for this week are:  PS 2  and  PS 5.

*****Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016.*****

Monday- September 12, 2016


Bell Work:  How is the volume of a liquid measured accurately?

Discuss the relation of mass to inertia.

Begin discussion 3;1 "Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter"  pp. 92-95

Study guide for quiz on this week's vocabulary will be given.  Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2016

Tuesday- September 13, 2016

Bell Work:  What has more inertia, a rolling watermelon or a rolling orange?  Why?

Review physical and chemical properties lesson from yesterday and continue the lesson today to p. 95

Review and Reinforce Sheet on Physical and Chemical Properties.


Wednesday- September 14, 2016

Bell Work:  List a physical property.  Give an example.

Review physical and chemical properties from previous days lesson.

Begin reading and discussion of 4;1 "Changes in Matter" pp. 108-115.

Review for quiz scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016.

 

Thursday- September 15, 2016

Bell Work:  List a chemical property and give an example.

Quiz on vocabulary is given.

Continue discussion of "Changes in Matter" pp. 108-115.

Friday- September 16, 2016

Bell Work: A change that affects one or more physical properties of a substance is a ________________.

Finish discussion of  changes in matter.

Lesson Quiz on "States of Matter"  for classwork grade.

Short video on states of matter. 



 



Assignments for Sept. 5, 2016 to Sept 9, 2016
Due Date: 9/4/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Sept. 5, 2016  to Sept. 9,  2016

 

SOL Covered:  PS 1

 

     This week’s quiz is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8th.  It is on metric conversions and there is no study guide for this quiz.  Students need to be able to convert units from kilo-, hecto-, deka-, deci-, centi-, and milli-.  They need to know the units of meter, gram, liter. 

       

     This week we will finish our discussion on metric conversions.  We will discuss safety in the lab and safety symbols seen in science labs and what they mean.

     We will discuss using graphs in science and linear and nonlinear graphs.  We will discuss models and systems.

 

 

Monday- September 5, 2016

     NO SCHOOL--- LABOR DAY!!!!!

 

 

Tuesday- September 6, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will hand back the worksheet on metric conversions and all students will get an opportunity to try to work the conversions they missed a second time.  If they miss it this time, remediation with the teacher or peer tutor will occur until the student understands the concept.

 

Worksheet of 10 conversions will be handed out.

 

We will discuss safety in the lab and safety symbols students may not be familiar with.

 

 

 

Wednesday- September 7, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will review our work from the previous day and try more conversions.  All students should be able to convert units in metrics easily.  If a student cannot convert easily, remediation time with the teacher or a peer student will occur until the student understands the concept.

 

Worksheet of conversion will be done.  Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2016.

 

 

 

Thursday- September 8, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

Quiz on Metrics is given.

 

We will read together 2-3 “Using Graphs in Science” pp. 62-67.  After reading the section, we will do the RR sheet.

 

 

 

Friday- September 9, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will read together and discuss 2:4 “Using Models or Systems in Science” pp. 68-75.

We will do the RR sheet and Lesson Quiz Sheet for this section.

 



Assignments for Sept. 5, 2016 to Sept. 9, 2016
Due Date: 9/4/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Sept. 5, 2016 to Sept. 9, 2016

 

SOL Covered: PS 1

 

     This week’s quiz is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8th. It is on metric conversions and there is no study guide for this quiz. Students need to be able to convert units from kilo-, hecto-, deka-, deci-, centi-, and milli-. They need to know the units of meter, gram, liter.

     

     This week we will finish our discussion on metric conversions. We will discuss safety in the lab and safety symbols seen in science labs and what they mean.

     We will discuss using graphs in science and linear and nonlinear graphs. We will discuss models and systems.

 

 

Monday- September 5, 2016

     NO SCHOOL--- LABOR DAY!!!!!

 

 

Tuesday- September 6, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will hand back the worksheet on metric conversions and all students will get an opportunity to try to work the conversions they missed a second time. If they miss it this time, remediation with the teacher or peer tutor will occur until the student understands the concept.

 

Worksheet of 10 conversions will be handed out.

 

We will discuss safety in the lab and safety symbols students may not be familiar with.

 

 

 

Wednesday- September 7, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will review our work from the previous day and try more conversions. All students should be able to convert units in metrics easily. If a student cannot convert easily, remediation time with the teacher or a peer student will occur until the student understands the concept.

 

Worksheet of conversion will be done. Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2016.

 

 

 

Thursday- September 8, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

Quiz on Metrics is given.

 

We will read together 2-3 “Using Graphs in Science” pp. 62-67. After reading the section, we will do the RR sheet.

 

 

 

Friday- September 9, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will read together and discuss 2:4 “Using Models or Systems in Science” pp. 68-75.

We will do the RR sheet and Lesson Quiz Sheet for this section.

 



Assignment for Sept. 5, 2016 to Sept 9, 2016
Due Date: 9/3/2016
Subject: Science

 

Assignments for Sept. 5, 2016  to Sept. 9,  2016

 

SOL Covered:  PS 1

 

     This week’s quiz is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8th.  It is on metric conversions and there is no study guide for this quiz.  Students need to be able to convert units from kilo-, hecto-, deka-, deci-, centi-, and milli-.  They need to know the units of meter, gram, liter. 

       

     This week we will finish our discussion on metric conversions.  We will discuss safety in the lab and safety symbols seen in science labs and what they mean.

     We will discuss using graphs in science and linear and nonlinear graphs.  We will discuss models and systems.

 

 

Monday- September 5, 2016

     NO SCHOOL--- LABOR DAY!!!!!

 

 

Tuesday- September 6, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will hand back the worksheet on metric conversions and all students will get an opportunity to try to work the conversions they missed a second time.  If they miss it this time, remediation with the teacher or peer tutor will occur until the student understands the concept.

 

Worksheet of 10 conversions will be handed out.

 

We will discuss safety in the lab and safety symbols students may not be familiar with.

 

 

 

Wednesday- September 7, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will review our work from the previous day and try more conversions.  All students should be able to convert units in metrics easily.  If a student cannot convert easily, remediation time with the teacher or a peer student will occur until the student understands the concept.

 

Worksheet of conversion will be done.  Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2016.

 

 

 

Thursday- September 8, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

Quiz on Metrics is given.

 

We will read together 2-3 “Using Graphs in Science” pp. 62-67.  After reading the section, we will do the RR sheet.

 

 

 

Friday- September 9, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will read together and discuss 2:4 “Using Models or Systems in Science” pp. 68-75.

We will do the RR sheet and Lesson Quiz Sheet for this section.

 



Assignments for August 29, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Due Date: 8/28/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for the Week of Aug. 29, to Sept. 2, 2016

 

SOL For the Week is PS 1.

 

A quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2016. Study guides for the quiz will be handed out on Monday, August 29, 2016.

 

Monday- August 29, 2016

Bell Work

Study Guide for Quiz scheduled for Thursday will be handed out.

Chapter 2:1 "Scientific Measurement" pp. 44-49. We will be studying the correct units to use in science. We will discuss length (meter), mass (kg), and volume (L). We will discuss the English equivalent of these measurements.

 

 

Tuesday- August 30, 2016

Bell Work

2:1 pp. 44-49. We will review the SI Units for length, mass and volume from the previous day. We will measure some items using these units as an activity.

We will discuss density, time and temperature units. 2:1 pp. 40-53.

We will do the Review and Reinforce Sheet for this section.

 

 

Wednesday- August 31, 2016

Bell Work

We will review for our quiz and practice using metric measurement.

We will do the Lesson Quiz for class work today.

 

 

Thursday- September 1, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz is scheduled.

After the quiz, we will look at how to convert among metric units (PS 1c).

 

 

Friday- September 2, 2016

Bell Work

We will work on converting metric units.

We will have a worksheet on conversions.



Assignments for May 23rd to 27th, 2016
Due Date: 5/22/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans and Assignments for Week of May 23, 2016 to May 27, 2016

 

         We only have only one SOL test left to take this year, 8th Grade Civics. It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

        

Monday- May 23, 2016

   Bell Work: Review for SOL  

     Review and remediation for Civics SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

  We will be discussing propaganda for the Civics SOL.

 

 

 

Tuesday- May 24, 2016

   Bell Work: Review for SOL

         Civics SOL is scheduled for today.  

 

 

 

Wednesday-May 25, 2016

 

   Review for expedited retakes in science.

 

 

 

Thursday- May 26, 2016 

     Review for expedited retakes in science.  

    

 

Friday- May 27, 2016

 

  

     Review for expedited retakes in science.  

 

    



Assignments for the Week of May 9, 2016 to May 13, 2016
Due Date: 5/8/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans and Assignments for Week of May 9, 2016 to May 13, 2016

 

         We are now reviewing for the 8th Grade Science SOL Test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The test is cumulative for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade material. We will be reviewing all SOL's in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

     There is no scheduled quiz for this week. We are taking grades 6, 7, and 8 quizzes and released SOL tests for practice.

 

Monday- May 9, 2016

Bell Work: Review for SOL  

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

Tuesday- May 10, 2016

Bell Work: Review for SOL    

   Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

Wednesday-May 11, 2016

Bell Work: Review for SOL  

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

Thursday- May 12, 2016

Bell Work : Review for SOL      

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Released test for 8th Grade Physical Science is given.

 

 

Friday- May 13, 2016

 

Bell Work : Review for SOL    

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

 

    



Assignments for Week of May 2, 2016 to May6, 2016
Due Date: 5/1/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans and Assignments for Week of April 18, 2016 to April 22, 2016

         We are now reviewing for the 8th Grade Science SOL Test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The test is cumulative for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade material. We will be reviewing all SOL's in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

     There is no scheduled quiz for this week.

Monday- May 2, 2016

Bell Work: Review for SOL  

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

Tuesday- May 3, 2016

Bell Work: Review for SOL    

   Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

Wednesday-May 4, 2016

Bell Work: Review for SOL  

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

Thursday- May 5, 2016

Bell Work : Review for SOL      

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Released test for 8th Grade Physical Science is given.

 

 

Friday- May 6, 2016

 

Bell Work : Review for SOL   

     Review and remediation for SOL test scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Questions to answer about review material.

 

 

 

    

 



Assignments for April 25, 2016 to Aril 29, 2016
Due Date: 4/24/2016
Subject: Science

 

SOL Remediation for Science Classes is available at the following times: 

Homeroom Time: 7:45 A.M. until 8:10 A.M.

All 8th grade students are welcome. 

Planning Time: 9:10 A.M. until 9:40 A.M.

Please tell me you are planning to be here, so I can arrange this with your activity teacher. 

Sign up for Boys and Girls Club

Stay after school Monday through Thursday from 3:30 P.M. until 5:30 P.M. and have small group remediation.

Stay every day or just the days that work with your schedule. 

**If you need any other times, let me know and I will try to arrange a time for you. 

**I want all students to have the best chance to pass the SOL.

With remediation, I think we will be pleasantly surprised and proud of our scores!!!!!

 

Assignments for the Week of April 25, 2016 to April 29, 2016 

SOL’s for the week: PS. 9 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of transverse waves. Key concepts include a) wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude, crest, and trough; and b) the wave behavior of light; c)images formed by lenses and mirrors; d) the electromagnetic spectrum; and e) technological applications of light. 

    

   We will be studying transverse waves. We will discuss wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude, crest, and trough. We will discuss the behavior of light waves, images formed in lenses and mirrors, the electromagnetic spectrum, and technological applications of light.

 

     Our quiz will be Thursday, April 28, 2016.

 

Monday- April 25, 2016  

Bell Work: Remediation for SOL’s         Hook: Wave on by!

     Chapter 14; Section 1 “What is a Wave?” pp. 476-481—we will discuss what forms mechanical waves and the types of mechanical waves.

     A Study guide for our scheduled quiz on Thursday, April 28, 2016 will be handed out.

 

 

Tuesday- April 26, 2016

Bell Work: Remediation for SOL’s           Hook: Amplitude?

   We will review how to describe a wave and discuss transverse waves, 14-1, pp. 476-481. We will discuss “Properties of Waves” pp. 482-487.

     We will discuss the amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed of waves.      

 

Wednesday- April 27, 2016

Bell Work: Remediation for SOL’s           Hook: Reflection or Refraction?

     We will discuss 14-3 “Interactions of Waves” pp. 488-495. We will discuss reflection, refraction, diffraction, constructive interference, destructive interference, nodes, antinodes, and resonance.

     We will review for our quiz scheduled for Thursday, April 28th.

 

Thursday- April 28, 2016

Bell Work: Remediation for SOL’s             Hook: How much do you know?

     We will review for our quiz.

     Quiz is given.

     We will look at the electromagnetic spectrum.    

 

Friday- April 29, 2016

Bell Work: Remediation for SOL’s           Hook: Wave goodbye!

Remediation for SOL’s today.

 



Assignments for the Week of April 11, 2016 to April 15, 2016
Due Date: 4/10/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans and Assignments for Week of April 11, 2016 to April 15, 2016

 

SOL's for this week: PS. 11 The student will investigate and understand basic principles of electricity and magnetism. Key concepts include a) static electricity, current electricity, and circuits; and d) conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.

 

     The quiz for this week will be on Thursday, April 14th. It will be an IA quiz on the IPads.

     In our books, we will cover Chapter 18:1 "Electric Charge and Static Electricity" pp. 608-615; 18:2 "Electric Current" pp. 616-623.

 

Monday- April 11th           Hook:   Stuck on You!"

Bell Work

     We will read 18:1 "Electric Charge and Static Electricity" pp. 608-615. We will discuss our activity from Friday where we rubbed balloons on our hair and then they stuck to us and to the walls and ceiling.

     We will discuss static electricity caused by friction, conduction, induction, and polarization.

     RR Sheet for 18:1 will be done.

     Study guide for quiz will be distributed.

 

 

Tuesday- April 12th       Hook: Go with the flow, the electric flow=Current

Bell Work

     We will discuss how batteries change chemical energy into electrical energy. We will read and discuss 18:2 "Electric Current" pp. 616-623. We will discuss AC vs. DC currents (Power=work divided by time and is measured in watts)

     We will do a RR Sheet for this section.

 

 

Wednesday- April 13th     Hook:   Follow the circuit path!

Bell Work

18:3 "Electric Circuits" pp. 624-631. We will discuss what makes a circuit: load , wire, source, switch.

We will discuss the two types of circuits, series and parallel. We will discuss semiconductors and diodes.

We will review for our quiz.

 

 

Thursday- April 14th     Hook:  Where is the safest place in an electrical storm?

Bell Work

     Quiz will be given.

     After the quiz, we will begin discussion of magnetism. 19:1 "What is Magnetism?" pp. 646-649.

 

 

Friday- April 15th     Hook:   I am attracted to you!

Bell Work

     We will review magnetism and read and discuss 19:2 "Magnetic Fields" pp. 650-655.

   We will do a RR Sheet on Magnetism and Magnetic Fields"



Assignments for the Week of April 4, 2016 to April 8, 2016
Due Date: 4/3/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of April 4, 2016 to April 8, 2016

SOL's Covered for the week: PS 2---The students will investigate and understand the nature of matter. Key concepts include b) elements, compounds, mixtures, acids, bases, and salts. 

     Our Quiz is scheduled for Thursday- April 7th. 

     This week we will discuss and study acids, bases, and salts. We will discuss how to define them, what they are used for, the pH scale and how acids and bases can be determined by it. We will discuss how acids and bases neutralize each other and form a salt. We will discuss strong acids and weak acids and strong bases and weak bases.

Monday- April 4, 2016

Bell Work-balancing a chemical equation.

     Chapter 8; Section 3 "Describing Acids and Bases" pp. 301-305. We will discuss acids today. We will define an acid, discuss what they are used for, and that some are weak and some are strong. We will discuss a base, define bases, discuss what they are used for, and that some are weak and some are strong.

     A study guide for an IA quiz scheduled for Thursday, April 7th, will be handed out.

 

Tuesday- April 5, 2016

Bell Work-balancing a chemical equation.

   8-3 "Describing Acids and Bases" pp. 301-305. We will review the previous lesson on acids and bases. We will discuss that acids and bases are opposite in the charge of their ions. We will discuss that they neutralize each other and form a salt.

     We will discuss having excess acid in our stomach (sour stomach) and how eating Tums (a base) can help us feel better. We will discuss that our stomachs contain an acid used for digestion.

     8-4 "Acids and Bases in a Solution" pp. 306-311. We will discuss the pH scale and how it is a measure of the hydronium ion concentration in a solution. We will look at its scale from 0-14, 7 is neutral, 0-6 indicates an acid and 8-14 indicates a base.

     We will do a RR sheet on acids and bases.

 

Wednesday-April 6, 2016

Bell Work-balancing a chemical equation.

     We will review acids and bases, 8-4, pp. 306-311

     We will define some organic compounds organic compounds as covalent compounds composed of carbon-based molecules. Give some examples such as sugar, starch, and proteins.  We will briefly discuss carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.

     We will review for our quiz scheduled for Thursday- April 7, 2016.

 

Thursday- April 7, 2016

Bell Work-balancing a chemical equation.

     The quiz will be given.

     After the quiz, we will begin discussion of SOL PS 11---The student will investigate and understand basic principles of electricity and magnetism. Key concepts include a) static electricity, current electricity, and circuits; and d) conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.

     We will discuss what opposites do? Students know that they attract. We will discuss that this holds true for electric charges as well.

     We will discuss that the law of electric charges states the same concept, like repel and unlike attract. We will discuss how an electric force is formed between charged objects. We will demonstrate this concept by rubbing a balloon on a (volunteer) student’s hair. Explain how this friction causes the electrons to be transferred from the hair to the balloon. We will discuss that this happens because the hair becomes positively charged while the balloon is negatively charged and they attract each other.

 

Friday- April 8, 2016

Bell Work-balancing a chemical equation.

     We will continue discussion of SOL PS 11---The student will investigate and understand basic principles of electricity and magnetism. Key concepts include a) static electricity, current electricity, and circuits; and d) conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.

    We will discuss an SOL review question to distinguish between conduction (electrons are transferred by direct contact) and induction (charges in uncharged objects rearrange without direct contact). The students have prior knowledge of conductors and insulators for thermal energy and we will emphasize this is the same for electricity. We will discuss that static electricity is the buildup of charges and use clothes in a dryer as an example. We will explain how this static electricity leads to electric discharge. (examples of rubbing feet on carpet and being shocked by a door knob or shocking someone else. Also use lightning as an example.) I will ask students if they could imagine living without electricity.   We will begin discussing how electrical energy is accessed. We will discuss that many things run on batteries, which contain cells that convert chemical energy into electrical energy. Distinguish between a wet cell and a dry cell batteries. Also mention that batteries are measured in volts.

     Show video on static electricity (if time allows.)



Assignments for Week of: March 28th to April 1st, 2016
Due Date: 3/27/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of March 28, to April 1, 2016

 

SOL’s for the week: PS 5

    

     We will be studying chemical reactions and chemical equations. We will discuss how we know a chemical change has occurred by color change, new substance formed, production of a gas, and energy being released or absorbed. We will discuss chemical formulas and how to balance a chemical equation.

 

     Our quiz will be Thursday, March 31, 2016.

 

Monday- March 28, 2016

Bell Work

     Chapter 7; Section 1 “Observing a Chemical Change” pp. 250-256. We will discuss how we know a chemical change has occurred. We will discuss a chemical formula and how to write them.

     A Study guide for our scheduled quiz on Thursday, March 31, 2016 will be handed out.

 

 

Tuesday- March 29, 2016

Bell Work

     We will practice a few examples of writing a chemical formula.

     We will discuss what a chemical reaction means and how we can use a “shorthand” way to write them.

   We will discuss the Law of Conservation of Matter and how it applies to chemical reactions and chemical equations.

     We will look at an example of a chemical equation and how to balance it.

     Students will try to balance 2 equations on their own.

 

Wednesday- March 30, 2016

Bell Work

     Chapter 7; Section 2 “Describing Chemical Reactions” pp. 262-269.

     We will review balancing a chemical reaction and try a few more.

     Students will balance 5 chemical equations.

     We will discuss the 3 types of chemical reactions: synthesis, decomposition and replacement, pp. 268-269.

 

Thursday- March 31, 2016

Bell Work

     We will review for our quiz.

     Quiz is given.

 

Friday- April 1, 2016

Bell Work  

We will review ionic and covalent bonds.

We will discuss an acid. Chapter 8; Section 3, “Describing Acids and Bases” pp. 300-305.



Assignments for the Week of March 21, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Due Date: 3/20/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for March 21, 2016 to March 25, 2016

 

SOL's Covered for the Week: PS 4c and 5b.  

 

     There will be no scheduled test this week in science. Eighth grade students will be SOL testing in Writing for two days and Easter Break is Friday.

 

Monday- March 21, 2016

Bell Work

     We will begin studying chemical reactions. We will discuss what is involved in a chemical reaction, such as: release of energy, color change, or formation of a gas or a solid. We will be discussing Chapter 7; Section 1 "Observing Chemical Change" pp. 250-257.

 

 

Tuesday- March 22, 2016

SOL Testing in Writing

 

 

 

Wednesday- March 23, 2016

SOL Testing in Writing

 

 

 

Thursday- March 24, 2016

Bell Work

     We will continue discussion of a chemical reaction, Chap 7; Section 1, pp. 250-257.

 

 

 

Friday- March 25, 2016

No School

Easter Break!

 



Assignments for Week of March 14 to March 18, 2016
Due Date: 3/13/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of March 14, 2016 to March 18, 2016

SOL Covered this Week: PS 4

This week's test is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016.

     We will finish our study of the periodic table this week. We will discuss the names of the groups/families of elements. We will discuss how each group determines the number of valence electrons. We learn that the number of valence electrons are important in determining what kind of bond is going to form between elements to form compounds. We will discuss ionic, covalent bonding.

 

 

Assignments for the Week:

 

Monday- March 14, 2016

   Bell Work

   Study guide for this week's quiz will be handed out.

   We will discuss the names for each group and the valence level electrons of each group. (Chapter 5:3  and 5:4--pp. 176-190.)

 

 

Tuesday- March 15, 2016

     Bell Work

     Class work on periodic table

     We will begin chemical bonding, (6:1 pp. 212-217)

     We will discuss how ions form and common ions.             

     A Short YouTube video on bonding will be shown.

 

 

Wednesday- March 16, 2016

     Bell Work

     We will discuss ionic bonding, (6:2 pp. 219-225)

     We will discuss how ionic bonds form and the properties of ionic bonds.

     Short You Tube video on ionic bonding.

     We will review for our quiz on Thursday.

 

 

Thursday- March 17, 2016

     Bell Work

     Quiz will be given.

     After the quiz, we will begin discussion of covalent bonding. (6:3 pp. 226-233)

 

 

Friday- March 18, 2016

     Bell Work

     Continuation of covalent bonding. (pages 226-233)

     Short you tube video on covalent bonding.

 



Assignments for Week of March 7, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Due Date: 3/6/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of 03-07-16 to 03-11-16

 

SOL’s Covered This Week: PS 4

 

     This week’s quiz is scheduled for Thursday, March 10th. It will be an Interactive Achievement quiz given on the IPads.

 

  Students will begin an in-depth study of the Periodic Chart. We will learn how it is organized and we will discuss how chemical names and symbols are chosen. We will discuss important scientists in the establishment and organization of the Periodic Chart. We will discuss what it means for an element to be a located in a family or group.

    In our books we are on Chapter 5, Lesson 2, pp. 168-175; Lesson 3; pp. 176-183; Lesson 4, pp. 184-193.

 

 

Monday- March 7, 2016

Bell Work

Begin study of Periodic Table, in the book, 5:2, pp. 168-175.

Study guide for IA quiz scheduled for Thursday, March 10th, is handed out.

 

 

Tuesday- March 8, 2016

Bell Work

Discussion of groups and number of electrons in outer valence levels will be discussed.

PowerPoint on the Periodic Table will be shown.

 

 

Wednesday- March 9, 2016

Bell Work

Review of Periodic Table and worksheet is assigned.

Review for IA test scheduled for Thursday, March 10th.

 

 

Thursday- March 10, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz is given.

Begin discussion of “Atoms, Bonding, and the Periodic Table,” pp. 212-217.

Discuss electron dot diagrams

 

 

Friday- March 11, 2016

Bell Work

Discuss ionic bonds, pp. 220-225.



Assignments for Week of Feb 29th to March 4, 2016
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of February 29, 2016 to March 4, 2016

     SOL's for the Week: PS 2, PS 3, PS 4

 

   An IA quiz on IPads is scheduled for Monday, Feb 29th. Hopefully we will be able to have the quiz. This week we are finishing our discussion of sub-atomic particles, atomic number, and mass number. We will also begin studying the organization of the Periodic Chart.

 

Assignments

Monday- February 29, 2016

Bell Work

IA Quiz on IPads.

Review sub atomic particles, atomic number and mass number.

Discuss isotopes.

 

 

Tuesday- March 1, 2016

No School -----Super Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016      Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day

Bell Work

Review of isotopes.

Worksheet on the atom and questions on atomic number and mass number.

 

 

Thursday- March 3, 2016

Bell Work

Video--Bill Nye "The Atom"

Do first two pages of Atoms Test.

 

 

Friday- March 4, 2016

Bell Work

Do last two pages of Atoms Test.

Begin discussion of how atoms are organized.



Assignments for Week of February 22, 2016 to February 26, 2016
Due Date: 2/21/2016
Subject: Science

 

Assignments for Week of Feb. 22, to Feb.26, 2016

 

 

 

     SOL's for this Week: PS 3a, PS 2a, PS 2b, and PS 1m.

 

 

 

     We are studying the early scientists in the study of the atomic theory. We will discuss Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr, their contributions to studying the atom and the atomic theory, and their atomic models.  We will discuss sub-atomic particles: proton, neutron, electrons. We will discuss atomic number and mass number and how elements are placed on the periodic chart. We will discuss an isotope.

 

 

 

     If the weather permits, we will have and Interactive Achievement Quiz (using IPads) on Thursday, February 25th. The quiz is on the scientists, their contributions to the atomic theory, their atomic models, and protons, neutrons, and electrons. A study guide will be given on Monday, Feb. 22nd.

 

 

 

 

 

Assignments for the Week:

 

 

 

Monday- February 22, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

Study guide for quiz is given out.

 

We will continue our discussion of the early scientists, their contributions and their models of the atom. Chapter 5:1 "Introduction to Atoms" pp. 160-167, in the book.

 

We will do "History of the Atom" Worksheet.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday- February 23, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

Today, we will look closer at the atomic models of the scientists. We will compare them. We will look at the modern model of the atom.

 

We will draw the early models.

 

Short video on the atom will be watched.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday- February 24, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will look at elements and their electron, proton, and neutron numbers. We will see how these numbers determine placement on the periodic chart. We will begin discussion of isotopes.

 

We will do a chart on the location of the sub-atomic particles and questions on this material.

 

We will review for the quiz scheduled for tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday- February 25, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

IA Quiz is given.

 

We will begin looking at the periodic chart in more detail. We will look at the metals, nonmetals, and non-metals and their positions on the chart. We will discuss how Medeleev and Henry Moseley arranged the chart.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday- February 26, 2016

 

Bell Work

 

We will continue discussion of the periodic chart and begin discussion of the Alkali metals(Group 1), Alkaline metals (Group 2).

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assignments--Week of Feb. 1, 2016 to Feb. 5, 2016
Due Date: 1/31/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans and Assignments--Week of Feb. 1, 2016 to Feb. 5, 2016

 

     Sol's Covered this week: PS 1j, 6b, 7c, 7d

 

     This week, students will review conduction, convection, and radiation.

     **They still need to take a scheduled IA quiz, hopefully we can take it on Monday, February 1st.

         (The quiz will say, "scheduled for January 18th" on the top.)

 

     We will begin 13:2 "Thermal Properties" pp. 462-465. We will discuss conductors, insulators, specific heat, and thermal expansion.

     ** A quiz on 13:2 "Thermal Properties" is scheduled for Friday, February 5th.

 

Monday- February 1, 2016    

Bell Work

Review of conduction, convection, radiation, pp. 458-461.

IA Quiz from last week is given.

Study guide for quiz scheduled for Friday, February 5th, is handed out.

 

 

Tuesday- February 2, 2016

Bell Work

13:3 "Thermal Properties" pp. 462-465, is begun. We will discuss conductors, insulators, specific heat, and thermal expansion.

RR Sheet on Thermal properties is given.

 

 

Wednesday- February 3, 2016

Bell Work

Review of insulators, conductors, specific heat and Thermal expansion.

Lesson Quiz as a class work grade on thermal properties is given.

 

 

Thursday- February 4, 2016

Bell Work

Vocabulary Quiz (words are the vocabulary for heat, temperature, heat transfer) as class work is given.

Review for Friday's quiz.

 

 

Friday- February 5, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz is given.

Begin 5:1 "Atomic Theory" pp. 160-167.



ASSIGNMENTS FOR WEEK OF JAN 18-22, 2016
Due Date: 1/17/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans and Assignments--Week of Jan. 18, 2016 to Jan. 22, 2016

 

     Sol's Covered this week: PS 1j, 6b, 7c, 7d

 

     This week, students will review conduction, convection, and radiation.

     **They still need to take a quiz scheduled last week and it will be given on Monday, January 18th.

 

     We will begin 13:2 "Thermal Properties" pp. 462-465. We will discuss conductors, insulators, specific heat, and thermal expansion.

     ** A quiz on 13:2 "Thermal Properties" is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd.

 

Monday- January 18, 2016     (Two-Hour Delay)

Bell Work

Review of conduction, convection, radiation, pp. 458-461.

Quiz from last week is given.

Study guide for quiz scheduled for Friday, Jan 22nd, is handed out.

 

 

Tuesday- January 19, 2016

Bell Work

13:3 "Thermal Properties" pp. 462-465, is begun. We will discuss conductors, insulators, specific heat, and thermal expansion.

RR Sheet on Thermal properties is given.

 

 

Wednesday- January 20, 2016

Bell Work

Review of insulators, conductors, specific heat and Thermal expansion.

RR Sheet on thermal properties is given.

 

 

Thursday- January 21, 2016

Bell Work

Vocabulary Quiz as class work is given.

Review for Friday's quiz.

 

 

Friday- January 22, 2016

Bell Work

Quiz is given.

Begin 5:1 "Atomic Theory" pp. 160-167.



Assignments For the Week of January 11, 2016 to January 15, 2016
Due Date: 1/8/2016
Subject: Science

Lesson Plans and Assignments--Week of January 11, 2016 to January 15, 2016

     SOL's Covered:  PS 1b, PS 6, PS 7.

 

     This week, students will review temperature conversions and discuss the boiling and freezing points of water on all three scales: Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin.

     We will discuss the transfer of heat:  conduction, convection, and radiation.  This is Chapter 13; 2 "The Transfer of Heat," pp. 458-461.

 

     A quiz is scheduled for Thursday, January 14th, 2016.

 

Monday- January 11th     (Two Hour Delay Schedule.)

     Bell Work.

     We will review temperature conversions and work 5 problems.

     We will begin discussion of 13-2 "The Transfer of Energy" pp. 458-461.  We will discuss conduction, convection, and radiation.

     A study guide for a quiz will be handed out- the quiz is scheduled for Thursday- January 14th.

     Students will take a short review of 6th grade science on iPads (Interactive Achievement.)

 

 

Tuesday- January 12th

     Bell Work.

     We will continue with our discussion of conduction, convection, and radiation and give examples of each type of energy transfer, pp. 458-461.

 

 

Wednesday- January 13th

     Bell Work.

     Student will do a worksheet on energy transfer and they will need to identify examples of the types of energy transfer.

     We will review for our quiz which is scheduled for Thursday- January 14th.

 

 

Thursday- January 14th

     Bell Work.

     Quiz is given.

     Students will also have a short 7th grade I-test on iPads as a review.

     We will begin discussion 13-3 "Thermal Properties" pp. 462-465.

 

 

Friday- January 15th

     Bell Work.

     We will continue with our discussion of "Thermal Properties" pp. 462-465.

 



Assignments for Week of January 4, 2016 to January 8, 2016
Due Date: 1/1/2016
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of January 4, 2016 to January 8, 2016

SOL’s Covered this Week: PS 1b, PS 6b, PS 7a.

     This week, we will begin to discuss heat and temperature. We will learn to convert temperatures from the 3 scales: Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin. We will discuss why a thermometer works by thermal expansion.

     There will be a temperature conversion quiz given on Friday, January 8th. There will be 10 problems. They will need to know the freezing and boiling temperatures and know how to convert the temperatures from one scale to another.

This week’s Assignments:

 

Monday- January 4, 2016

     No school for students—Virtual Workday. Teachers report to schools.

 

 

 

Tuesday- January 5, 2016

Bell Work.

Textbook pages 454-457. Chapter 13:1 “Temperature, Thermal Energy, Heat”

Students will discuss heat, temperature, and the temperature scales used.

 

 

 

Wednesday- January 6, 2016

Bell Work.

Review previous lesson on heat and temperature. 13-1, pp. 454-457.

Discuss how to convert temperatures from one scale to another.

Do 5 temperature conversion problems.

 

 

 

Thursday- January 7, 2016

Bell Work.

Continue temperature conversion and do 5 practice problems.

Discuss the temperatures on each scale for freezing and boiling.

 

 

 

Friday- January 8. 2016

Bell Work.

Quiz will be given.

Begin discussion of convection, conduction and radiation, 13-2, pp. 458-461.

 

 



Assignments for Week of Nov 30th to Dec 4th, 2015
Due Date: 11/29/2015
Subject: Science

Week of Nov 30th to Dec 4th, 2015

 

Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 3rd.

 

SOL covered this week is PS 10.

Monday- Nov. 30, 2015

Bell Work.

Review the 6 simple machines., pp. 402-415

Discuss compound machines, p. 414-415.

Study guide is given for quiz on Thurs., Dec 3, 2015.

 

 

 

Tuesday- Dec. 1, 2015

Bell Work

Review mechanical advantage, pp. 398-399.

Review work (W= force X distance and reported in Joules) and power (P=Work/Time and reported is Watts)

Do a few practice problems.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday- Dec. 2, 2015

Bell Work

Review for quiz

Do Vocabulary Quiz on Work and Motion for classwork.

 

 

 

Thurs.- Dec. 3, 2015

Bell Work

Quiz is given.

Discuss Archimedes, Pascal, Bernoulli and principles of fluids.

Give examples of each principle and how they apply to physical science.

 

 

 

Fri.- Dec 4, 2015

Bell Work

Review Archimedes, Pascal, Bernoulli and principles of fluids.

Worksheet on principals of fluids.



Assignments for Week of: October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Due Date: 10/18/2015
Subject: Science

Assignments/Lesson Plans for Week of: October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015

SOL Covered this week is PS 10. We will discuss matter in motion

There will be no scheduled test this week due to benchmark testing for the first quarter. Students can review what we have discussed since school started as a review.

Monday- October 19, 2015

Bell Work

We will discuss benchmark testing and what students should know for the test and what they can study.

Chapter 10-Section 3 “Newton’s Laws of Motion” pp. 362-369.

No study guide this week due to Benchmark testing.

 

 

Tuesday- October 20, 2015

Bell Work

Review of Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion, pp. 362-369.

RR Sheet for section will be given.

 

 

Wednesday- October 21, 2015

Bell Work

We will begin discussion of “Work, and Power” (11-1) pp. 388-393.

We will discuss work; force-balanced, unbalanced, centripetal; power; and mechanical advantage.

 

 

Thursday- October 21, 2015

Bell Work

Review of work, forces, power.

RR Sheet for section is given.

 

 

Friday- October 22, 2015

Bell Work

We will read and discuss “Understanding Machines” (11-2) pp. 394-399.

 



Assignments for the week of 10-12-15 to 10-16-15
Due Date: 10/11/2015
Subject: Science

Assignments for the Week: October 12, 2015 to October 16,2015

 

This week we are studying VA SOL: PS 10

 

Monday- October 12, 2015

Bell Work

Review of Test on Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Begin "Describing Motion " 9-1 pp. 322-325

Study Guide for Quiz on Thursday.

 

 

Tuesday- October 13, 2015

Bell Work

RR Sheet on 9-1 "Describing Motion" pp. 232-325.

Read and Discuss, "Speed and Velocity" 9-2 pp. 326-333.

 

 

Wednesday- October 14, 2015

Bell Work

Practice Problems on speed and velocity.

Review for quiz

 

 

Thursday- October 15, 2015

Bell Work

Quiz

More Practice problems on speed and velocity

 

 

Friday- October 16, 2015

Bell Work

Begin discussion of Acceleration



Assignments for Week of October 5, 2015 to October 9, 2015
Due Date: 10/3/2015
Subject: Science

 

 

 

Assignments for Week of October 5, 2015 to October 9, 2015

This week we will study VA SOL's:  PS 2 and 4.

We will be studying metalloids, nonmetals, compounds, and mixtures.

We have an IA quiz scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Monday- October 5, 2015

Bell Work

Read and discuss 5-4 "Metalloids and Nonmetals", pp. 184-191.

RR Sheet on this section.

Study guide for quiz is handed out.

 

 

Tuesday- October 6, 2015

Bell Work

Discuss Compounds and Mixtures, pp. 99-101

Discuss chemical reactions and formation of compounds.

 

 

Wednesday- October 7, 2015

Bell Work

Review compounds vs. Mixtures pp. 100-102.

Worksheet

Review for Quiz.

 

 

Thursday- October 8, 2015

Bell Work

Quiz

Begin discussion of types of mixtures, suspension, solution, colloids.  pp. 286-291.

 

 

Friday- October 9, 2015

Bell Work

Continue discussion of Mixtures, pp. 286-291.

RR Sheet on mixtures.



Assignments for September 28, 2015 to October 2, 2015
Due Date: 9/27/2015
Subject: Science

 

Assignments for September 28th to October 2nd, 2015

This week we are beginning an indepth study of the Periodic Table.  We will mainly learn about metals this week. 

SOL's studied this week are:  PS 2 and 4.

Our quiz is scheduled for Thursday, October 1st.  It will be mainly on metals.

School will be dismissed early on Friday due to Grundy High School's Homecoming and RAM setup at our school.  We will operate on a morning schedule.

 

Monday- September 28, 2015

Bell Work

We will read and discuss "What Information Does the Peiodic Table Contain?" pp. 171-173. 

We will read and discuss 5-3 "Metals" pp. 176-183.

We will do the Lesson Quiz for 5-2 on "Organizing the Elements"

A study guide will be handed out for a quiz scheduled for Thursday, October 1st.

 

Tuesday- September 29, 2015

Bell Work

We will review and continue discussion on  "Metals" 5-3  pp. 176-183.

We will do RR Sheet for this section.

 

Wednesday- September 30, 2015

Bell Work

We will review "Metals" pp.176-183  for our quiz scheduled for Thursday.

We will Do the Lesson Quiz for 5-3 from the book for  a classwork grade.

 

Thursday- October 1, 2015

Bell Work

Quiz

We will begin 5-4  "Non-Metals and Metalloids"  pp. 184-193.

 

Friday- October 2, 2015     Early dismissal today for Homecoming and RAM.

Only morning classes will be held today due to early dismissal.

Bell Work

We will continue discussion of metalloids and nonmetals.

 

 

 

 



Assignments for Week of September 21, to 25, 2015
Due Date: 9/20/2015
Subject: Science

 

 

Assignments for Week of Sept 21 to Sept 25, 2016

SOL's Covered:  PS 2, 5, 7.

Quiz this week is scheduled for Thursday- Sept. 24th.

 

Monday- September 21, 2015

Bell Work

Study guide for quiz is distributed

Begin discussion of phase changes and whether they are exothermic or endothermic.

 

 

Tuesday- September 22, 2015

Bell Work

Fill in chart of phase changes

 

 

Wednesday- September 23, 2015

Bell Work

Graph of phase changes

PowerPoint

 

 

Thursday- September 24, 2015

Bell Work

Quiz

 

 

Friday- September 35, 2015

Bell Work

Begin discussion of elements, 5-1 pp. 160-167.

 



Assignments for the Week of Sept, 14, 2015 to September 18, 2015
Due Date: 9/13/2015
Subject: Science

 

This Week's Assignments:   9-14-15  to  9-18-15

SOL's Covered this week:  PS 2,  PS 5,  PS 7.

Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 17th.

     This week we are reviewing the Particle of matter.  We will discuss gases as a state of matter.  We will discuss Boyle's Law and Charles' Law. 

     We will discuss the differences in gases and plasma.

     We will discuss the 5 shanges of state:  melting, freezing, vaporization, condensation, sublimination.

 

Monday- September 14, 2015

Bell Work

Chapter 4;Section 1 "Solids, Liquids, Gases" p. 133.  We will review our discussion of a gas.  then we will read and discuss 4-3 "Gas Behavior" pp. 144-149 and discuss Boyle's Law and Charles's Law of gases.

 

 

Tuesday- September 15, 2015

Bell Work

Review gases and Boyle's and Charles's Laws, pp. 145-149. 

We will do the RR Sheet for 4-3.

 

 

 

Wednesday- September 16, 2015

Bell Work

We will review plasma and how to tell a plasma from a gas. 

We will do the Lesson Quiz fr classwork for 4-3.

We will begin discussion of "Changes of State" in matter ,4-2, pp. 136-143.  We will discuss the 5  changes of state.

 

 

Thursday- September 17, 2015

Bell Work

Quiz on vocabulary for the week.

We will discuss the difference in a plasma and a gas.

 

 

Friday- September 18, 2015

Bell Work

We will have a game on the vocabulary for the week.

6th Grade review.

 



Assignments for the week of 9/8/15 to 9/12/15
Due Date: 9/7/2015
Subject: Science

Assignments for the Week of Sept. 8,  2015 to Sept. 12, 2015

SOL's for this week are:  PS 2, 5, 7.

This week's quiz will be given on Friday, Sept. 12th, due to Labor Day.

 

Monday- Sept. 8, 2015

NO SCHOOL--LABOR DAY!!

Tuesday- Sept 9, 2015

Bell Work

In book, tear out and do p. 121, SOL Test Prep.

4:1  "States of Matter"  pp. 128-135.

Discuss the three states of matter, crystalline and amorphous solids, surface tension and viscosity.

Wednesday- Sept. 10, 2015

Bell Work

Review states of matter, 4-1, pp. 128-135.

Do RR Sheet for 4-1

Thursday- Sept. 11, 2015

Bell Work

Review for quiz

Do Lesson Quiz for 4-1 as classwork.

Short video on states of matter.

 

 

Friday- Sept. 12, 2015

Bell Work

Quiz on  week's lesson

Begin discussion of the 4th state of matter, plasma.



Assignments for 8-31-15 to 9-4-15
Due Date: 8/30/2015
Subject: Science

Assignments for Week of August 31, 2015 to September 4, 2015

SOL's for this week are:  PS 2  and  PS 5.

 

*****Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2015.*****

 

Remember, no school on Monday, September 7, 2015.  It is Labor Day!!!

Monday- August 31, 2015

Bell Work:  How is the volume of a liquid measured accurately?

Discuss the relation of mass to inertia.

Begin discussion 3;1 "Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter"  pp. 92-95

Study guide for quiz on this week's vocabulary will be given.  Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuesday- September 1, 2015

Bell Work:  What has more inertia, a rolling watermelon or a rolling orange?  Why?

Review physical and chemical properties lesson from yesterday and continue the lesson today to p. 95

Review and Reinforce Sheet on Physical and Chemical Properties.

Wednesday- September 2, 2015

Bell Work:  List a physical property.  Give an example.

Review physical and chemical properties from previous days lesson.

Begin reading and discussion of 4;1 "Changes in Matter" pp. 108-115.

Review for quiz scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2015.

 

 

Thursday- September 3, 2015

Bell Work:  List a chemical property and give an example.

Quiz on vocabulary is given.

Continue discussion of "Changes in Matter" pp. 108-115.

 

 

Friday- September 4, 2015

Bell Work:A cange tht affects one or more physical properties of a substance is a ________________.

Finish discussion of  changes in matter.

Lesson Quiz on "States of Matter"  for classwork grade.

Short video on states of matter. 



Assignments for August 24, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Due Date: 8/23/2015
Subject: Science

 

 

Assignments for week of August 24, 2015 to August 28, 2015

We have been studying the SI Units used to record data in science classes.  The units we have been discussing are meter, liter, gram, and temperature (Kelvin).  We looked at the prefixes added to these words:  kilo, hecto, deka, deci, centi, milli.  Then we began to convert measurements from on prefix to another.

This week's quiz will be on the SI Units and Conversion of these units.  It is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2015. 

A study guide will be given out on Monday, August 24th for this quiz.

This week's SOL's are PS 1 and we will begin PS 2.  We will also have a review of Life science on Friday.

Monday- August 24, 2015

Bell Work:  What is the SI Unit for mass?

New Conversion Ladder is given out.

Review on prefixes and conversions.

Worksheet on conversions.

Discuss 4 safety symbols: 1. Toxic/Poison, 2. Fire/Explosive, 3. Radioactive,  4.  Biohazard. 

Study guide for quiz scheduled for Thursday, August 27th  is distributed to students.

Tuesday- August 25, 2015

Bell Work: What is a biohazard?

Pop Quiz on 5 conversions.

Review questions for Introduction to Physial Science.

Books are issued.

 

Wednesday- August 26, 2015

Bell Work: What is the difference in mass and weight?

Class discussion on matter-mass-volume. 

Students should be able to relate gravity to weight and mass to inertia.

Review for quiz schedule August 27th.

Thursday- August 27, 2015

Bell Work:  What is inertia?

Quiz on SI Units.

Discuss Particle Theory of Matter and how it is used to explain the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.

Students should understand the difference in a physical and a chemical change.

 

Friday- August 28, 2015

Bell Work:  What does the Particle Theory of Matter state?

Short video will be shown to review matter, mass, inertia.

Review of Life Science SOL's.



Assignments for August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Due Date: 8/16/2015
Subject: Science

Welcome to 8th Grade Science!

I really enjoyed the students in 7th grade last year and when given the opportunity to spool up with them, I said, "Yes!"  Now I am the new 8th grade science teacher.

8th Grade Science is very different from 7th grade science. Last year we had life science.  This year, we will study physics and chemistry. 

We have a cumulative SOL in science at the end of the year.  It will encompass 6th, 7th and 8th grade science.  We will have a busy year and I am sure it will pass quickly.

Assignments for Week of August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015

SOL's covered this week:  PS 1 a-n

Monday- August 17, 2015

Bell Work:  What is physical science?

Discuss how asking a questions begins the steps of the scientific method.  We will discuss each individual step of the scientific method.

We will look at an experiment and find the variables and discuss why repeated trials are necessary. 

Tuesday- August 18, 2015

Bell Work:  List the steps of the scientific method.

Review the scientific method.  Discuss how to ask a good scientific question by using observations.  Define and discuss observations.  Define data and the use of graps and charts to explain the data found in experiments.  Define a model and how they are use to define what can not be seen. 

Discuss a scientific theory and a law.  define both words.

An assignment about an experiment wil be given and the students will answer questions about it.

 

 

Wednesday- August 19, 2015

Bell Work:  Find the constants, independent and dependent variables in the experiment.

Discuss how repeated experiments may lead to scientific theories and laws.

Begin a review of the International System of Units (metric system).  Discuss the prefixes and how to convert one unit to the other.  A chart will be given to show how to convert the measurements.

 

 

Thursday- Augut 20, 2015

Bell Work:  What scientific unit is used to measure distance?  Mass?

We will review how to convert from one scientific unit to another another.

We will do a practice of conversions

We will review Chapter 1 Vocabulary words for a quiz tomorrow.

 

 

Friday- August 21, 2015

Bell Work:  What unit would you use to measure the distance between Atlanta, GA and Boston MA?

Review of conversions short practice.

Quiz on Chapter 1 vocabulary.

 

 



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