Junior High Science

Hello and Welcome back!

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

 

 

I will be your 6-8th grade science teacher, as well as the K-8 computer teacher. We will be respectful toward each other, compassionate toward each other, and create a supportive learning community. 

Please check the online grade book as I will update Option C regularly with grades and missing assignments.

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework will be updated  on this page. If homework wasn’t assigned the date will be listed with : “N/A”. 

Tests/Quizzes and Due Dates will also be posted on this page. 

 

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03/13/20

 

6th Grade – Using your new information, answer this question again: Why are the Inner planets denser than the outer planets, despite the inner planets being smaller? Quiz Tuesday on Galaxies and Gravity. Make sure you join our Google Classroom with the code: 6ha36oo

7th Grade- Create a food web with ( at least) 2 producers, 3 herbivores, 3 omnivores, 2 carnivores and 1 scavenger. Quiz Tuesday on animal/plant roles in a food chain or food web. Make sure you join our Google Classroom with the code: 3qjclil

8th Grade- Finish ecosystem comparison. Quiz Wednesday on different types of ecosystems ( terrestrial vs aquatic, wild vs artificial, niotic vs abiotic, etc).  Make sure you join our Google Classroom with the code: vqecoow

 

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03/12/20

 

6th – Create a word memory device for remembering the order of objects in our solar system.

7th– Create a realisitic food chain (name animals/plants) starting with the Sun and containing a : producer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, and decomposer. 

8th- Projects due tomorrow. 

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03/11/20

 

6th Grade- Draw and label the solar system in order. Go to Google Classroom and Join a Class using this code: 6ha36oo

7th Grade- No homework. Go to Google Classroom and Join a Class using this code: 3qjclil

8th Grade- Projects due on Friday. Information here . Bring materials in tomorrow so you can work on the project in class. Go to Google Classroom and Join a Class and use this code:  vqecoow

 
 

 

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03/10/20

6th Grade- Draw and label the solar system in order

7th Grade- No homework. Exam today.

8th Grade- Finish working on project due March 13th  here  

 

Drama Club Schedule for March : here

 

 

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03/09/20

6th Grade- No homework

7th Grade- Study for exam tomorrow. Review guide : here. 

8th Grade- Finish working on project due March 13th  here 

 

Drama Club Tuesday:  Storyteller, Red Riding Hood, all 7 dwarves, Snow White, Goldilocks, Baby Bear. 

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03/06/20

 

6th Grade- Finish answering lab questions

7th Grade- Write a 1 paragraph opinion piece on cigarette marketing and public health. Study for exam Tuesday.

8th Grade- Study for exam on Monday. Study guide is : here . Continue to work on project due March 13th  here 

 

 

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03/05/20

 

6th Grade- Research online and find 1 example for each kind of galaxy. 

7th Grade- Study for quiz tomorrow and exam on Tuesday. 

8th Grade- Study for exam Monday, come in ready to review tomorrow. Study guide is : here 

 

 

 

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03/03/20

 

6th Grade- Answer the following questions based off of your notes: What are the 3 types of meteorite ?  What is another name for a ‘shooting star’? How old is the universe estimated to be? What is a lightyear? Quiz Thursday on start of unit.

7th Grade- List the main components of blood and what they do.  Quiz Friday. Test Tuesday.

8th Grade– Compare angiosperms to gymnosperms. Quiz Thursday. Test Monday.

 

Drama Club Next Monday: Storyteller, Hansel and Gretel, Jack, King, Queen, and Princess. Others My come if they need to due to scheduling of rides home, but must bring work with them and work quietly. 

 

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03/02/20

 

6th Grade- Compare and contrast: comets, asteroids, meteors, and meteoriods. Quiz Thursday. 

7th Grade- Explain what part of the heart is most important and why. 

8th Grade- Compare and contrast angiosperms and gymnosperms. Quiz Thursday. Continue to work on project due March 13th  here 

Drama Club – Storyteller, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Wolf, 3 Pigs need to attend Drama Club today. Others may come if they need to due to scheduling of rides home, but must bring work with them and work quietly.

Next Monday: Storyteller, Hansel and Gretel, Jack, King, Queen, and Princess. Others My come if they need to due to scheduling of rides home, but must bring work with them and work quietly. 

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02/25/20

 

 

6th Grade- Create a Know, Want to know, and Learned chart. Fill in what you know about space and what you want to know about space, but leave the Learned section blank as we will fill it in together later. 

7th Grade- Answer the following questions: The Superior Vena Cava brings blood from what regions? The Inferior Vena Cava brings blood from what regions? How does blood enter the heart (which part of the heart organ lets blood in)? Blood returning from the body is rich in what? Quiz on  Thursday on the heart diagram.

8th Grade- Answer the following questions: Why do deep sea coral glow? Why did some planets evolve to eat meat? What is the main nutrient plants evolved to eat meat to seek out? 

 

 

 

 

02/26/20

 

6th Grade-  Draw your interpretation of what the Big Bang may have looked like (a singularity, the explosion, and the movement of elements all around the universe). 

7th Grade – Summarize what blood pressure is and why it is important to check it.

8th Grade- Pick one example of a carnivorous plant and argue why it is the best and most efficient of the carnivorous plants. Quiz Wednesday. Project details are here and it will be due March 13th. 

 

 

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02/25/20

 

6th Grade – Homework continued

7th Grade – Study for heart diagram quiz

8th Grade- Brainstorm ideas for song project. 

 

 

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02/24/20

 

6th Grade- Answer the following questions: What planets are considered the ‘inner planets”? What planets are considered the “outer planets”? What is Pluto classified as? 

7th Grade- Answer the following questions: Why does you heart have four chambers? Why does your heart have valves? Why do you think there are four chambers AND four valves? Quiz Thursday on the heart diagram.

8th Grade- Answer the following questions: Why do deep sea coral glow? Why did some planets evolve to eat meat? What is the main nutrient plants evolved to eat meat to seek out? 

 

 

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02/12/20

 

6th Grade – Extreme weather project due tomorrow.

7th Grade – Copy the chart from your textbook on pg. 238.

8th Grade- Summarize what algae is and how it is similar and different from plants and animals.

 

 

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02/11/20

 

6th Grade –  Exam was today. Extreme weather project due Thursday.

7th Grade – Read textbook pages 236 – 238 and answer the following questions: What are the 3 main types of blood vessels (include a brief description of each) ? Where are some places in your body you can find capillaries ? Why do people have different blood types?

8th Grade – Write down 3 things you learned or noticed about the episode of Magic School Bus.

 

 

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02/10/20

 

 6th Grade- Study for exam tomorrow. Extreme weather project due on the 13th.  Study guide: here

7th Grade- Update key terms list

8th Grade-  Write down three things you noticed or learned in the Magic School Bus episode. 

 

 

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02/07/20

 

6th Grade- Compare and contrast hurricanes and tornados. Test Tuesday. 

7th Grade- Update your definitions for your key terms. 

8th Grade- Finish lab assignment. Quiz Monday on formulas for ATP creation and photosynthesis. 

 

 

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02/06/20

 

6th Grade-  Pretend you are talking to someone who has never seen a hurricane or heard of it before. What would you tell them about them? Project due Feb 13th. Test on Tuesday.

7th Grade- Draw a diagram to show the difference between pulmonary and systemic circulation. Quiz Friday.

8th Grade- Draw a diagram to show how ATP is made and how ATP is used. Quiz Monday. 

 

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01/31/20

 

6th Grade-  Pretend you are talking to someone who has never heard of tornados before. Write down the important things you need to tell them to help them understand tornados. Full sentences. 

7th Grade- Create index cards/ vocab list of terms discussed in class to be used as we continue with the new unit. Do not add definitions yet.

8th Grade- Find an example of a plant in your home or outside. Write what kind of plant it is ( tree, flower, rose bush, grass, etc). Describe what it looks  (such as :does it have leaves? is it colorful? what is the shape and color of the leaves, stems, flowers? etc).  Explain what kind of environment the plant has ( good sooil? no soil? not a lot of access to sun and water, etc) and then say if you think the plant is healthy or not.

 

 

 

 

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01/30/20 

 

6th Grade- Work on weather project. Here. 

7th Grade- No homework, had exam today. 

8th Grade- No homework, had exam today. 

 

 

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01/29/20

 

6th Grade- Work on weather project. Here. 

7th Grade- Study for exam tomorrow. Study guide here.

8th Grade- Study for exam tomorrow. Study guide  Here. 

 

 

 

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01/28/20

 

6th Grade- Work on weather project. Here. 

7th Grade- Study for exam Thursday. Study guides will be brought in. Study guide here.

8th Grade- Study for exam Thursday. Study guides will be brought in. Here. 

 

 

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01/27/2o

 

6th Grade- Begin work on Extreme Weather Project. Assignment posted : here. 

7th Grade- Draw your own Punnett Squares and prepare 3 questions about them.

8th Grade- Give the definitions for 5 light related terms for class activity. 

 

 

 

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01/23/20

 

6th Grade- Explain what the ozone layer is and why it is so important. More than three sentences. 

7th Grade- Explain the difference between a gene and an allele. Give 3 examples of a gene/allele pairing. 

8th Grade- Explain the difference between absorption, translucent, and transparent materials and give an example of each. 

 

 

 

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01/22/19

 

6th Grade- Create notes/ index cards about relevant information for the following terms: Nitrogen, UV Rays, Ozone Layer, Different Cloud Types, and Climate. The link to the article on climate is : https://www.ducksters.com/science/climate.php

7th Grade- Create notes/ index card with relevant information for the following terms: Transcription, Codon (+ starting and stopping codons), Gene, Chromosome, GMO, DNA, RNA, Protein. 

8th Grade- Create index cards/notes with relevant information for the following terms: Transmittance, Absorption, Spectrophotometer, Nuclear Fusion, Refraction, Diffusion. 

 

 

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01/21/20

 

Due to a delay with my train, I was unable to post the homework in a timely fashion, so it will be posted tomorrow morning and due dates will be moved back a day. 

 

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01/17/20

 

6th Grade- Begin researching extreme weather for upcoming project. 

7th Grade- Work on take home quiz. 

8th Grade– Work on take home quiz. 

 

 

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01/09/20 

 

6th Grade- Quiz tomorrow on what the atmosphere is, what it does, what the most common gas in it is, and how nitrogen and carbon dioxide are removed from the atmosphere. 

7th Grade- Re-watch the video on DNA and proteins, then fill in the worksheet. Link to video is : here. Bring in textbook covers and/or late projects by the end of the week. Quiz tomorrow asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, which produces genetically unique offspring, mitosis, an the number of chromosomes. If needed, finish the virtual lab from class. Link to the virtual lab is here. Remember to run flash for the oage. 

8th Grade- Write down 3 questions you still want to ask or want clairified about light. 

 

 

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01/08/19

 

6th Grade- Write down 5 main ideas or definitions from our notes on the atmosphere. Quiz Friday. 

7th Grade- Re-watch the video on DNA and proteins, then fill in the worksheet. Bring in textbook covers and/or late projects by the end of the week. Quiz Friday. Link to video is : here. 

8th Grade- Study for light quiz tomorrow. Focus on luminous/non-luminous light, how light travels, and how we create shadow. 

 

 

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01/07/19

 

6th Grade- Write down 5 main ideas or definitions from our notes on the atmosphere. Quiz Friday. 

7th Grade- Wrtie down 3 questions you have about DNA or proteins. Bring in textbook covers if you have not already. Bring in late projects if you have not already. Quiz on Friday. 

8th Grade- Bring in textbook covers if you have not already. Quiz on Thursday. 

 

 

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01/06/19 

 

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a nice break. 

 

6th Grade- No homework, bring in note packets for tomorrow. 

7th Grade- Bring in textbook covers if you haven’t already. If you did not turn in your project see me tomorrow morning. Quiz on Friday.

8th Grade- Bring in textbook covers if you haven’t already. Also be sure to bring in your crossword puzzles and your colored pencils or markers to class tomorrow. Quiz on Thursday. 

 

 

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12/18/19

 

6th Grade – No homework

7th Grade – Projects are due tomorrow. 

8th Grade – Write out at least 5 key terms from our notes so far on index cards and bring them to class. 

 

 

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12/17/19

 

6th Grade – No homework.

7th Grade – Work on projects due Dec. 19th in class. Remeber details are here.

8th Grade – No homework. 

 

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12/16/19

 

6th Grade – Work on KWL chart, do NOT fill in the last column. Due next class. 

7th Grade – Bring in late textbooks/covers. Work on project due the 19th. Remeber details are here

8th Grade- Bring in late textbooks/covers. Work on KWL  charts, do NOT fill in the last column.

 

 

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12/12/19 – 12/15/19

 

 6th Grade – Bring in lablearner books on Monday.

7th Grade – Bring in textbooks and/or textbook on Monday for quiz grade. Work on projecs due Dec. 19th. Make up test Monday.

8th Grade- Bring in textbooks and/or textbook covers on Monday for quiz grade. 

 

 

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12/11/19

 

6th Grade- Print out a copy of the study review sheet and bring it to class with you. Exam is on Friday.

7th Grade- Work on the project due the 19th. Study organelles and their functions. Re-test is on Monday. Bring in textbook covers by Monday if not already done for quiz grade. 

8th Grade- Bring in book covers Monday if you have not done so already for quiz grade. 

 

 

 

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12/10/19

 

6th Grade- Study for exam Friday. Be sure to be actively studying the notes! Use some of the strategies we discussed in class. 

7th Grade- Work on your project due Dec. 19th. Textbook covers due Monday for a quiz grade. Focus on studying prokaryotic/eukaryotic cells tonight. Study actively! Use some of the strategies we discussed in class. Re-test will be on Monday.

8th- No homework. 

 

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12/05/19 -12/06/19

 

6th Grade- Write out an example of a situation where energy is transformed from kinetic energy to potential energy. Write out a different example of how potential energy becomes kinetic energy. Study for test on Thursday.

7th Grade- Work on your projects based on the previously posted rubric, which are due Dec. 19th

8th Grade- No homework. 

 

 

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12/04/19 

 

6th Grade- Look over notes. 

7th Grade-  Work on your project. Due date has been moved to Dec. 19th due to mass/confession in the morning. Use the rubric posted previously. 

8th Grade- Complete the review that we began in class and study for your exam tomorrow . 

 

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12/03/19

 

6th Grade– No homework, look over notes. 

7th Grade- Test Wednesday. Work on your project via the rubric posted previously. Study review here

8th Grade- Study for exam on Thursday. Focus on sound waves, properties of a medium, properties of sound, how we speak, how we hear, the parts of the ear, sonar, and echolocation.  Review sheet will be printed by teacher and brought into class. 

 

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12/02/19

6th Grade– No homework, look over notes. 

7th Grade- Test Wednesday. Work on your project via the rubric posted previously. Study review here. Strongly recommend you bring a printed copy to class tomorrow. 

8th Grade- Study for exam on Thursday. Focus on sound waves, properties of a medium, properties of sound, how we speak, how we hear, the parts of the ear, sonar, and echolocation. 

 

 

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11/26/19 – 11/27/19

 

6th Grade – No homework. Happy Thanksgiving!

7th Grade – No homework. Test on Wednesday. Remember to start working on your project! Happy Thanksgiving!

8th Grade – No homework. Test Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

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11/25/19

 

6th Grade- No homework. Work on labs. 

7th Grade- No homework. Project has been assigned due Dec. 18th. For details, examples, rubrics, please see here.

8th Grade- No homework. 

 

 

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11/22/19

 

6th Grade- Finish lab work as far as you can go. 

7th Grade- No homework

8th Grade- Add corrections to your ‘how do we speak’ homework based on today’s notes. 

 

 

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11/21/19

 

6th Grade– Compare and contrast kinetic and potential energy in a Venn Diagram. Use full sentences when comparing and contrasting. Lab tomorrow. 

7th Grade- Finish your lab work. Bring in your Venn Diagram homework on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Requested quiz tomorrow. 

8th Grade- Correct the ‘how do we hear’ homework if necessary. You can write in simplified bullet points. 

 

 

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11/20/19

 

6th Grade- 6th Grade- Give an example of an object with graviational potential energy, elastic potential energy, and kinetic potential energy. There will be a pop quiz next class due to class behavior, study kinetic and potential energy. 

7th Grade – Draw a Venn diagram comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells in full sentences. Study for quiz on Friday same material as last quiz, focus on comparing organelles to human body parts. *Remember lab learners tomorrow!*

8th Grade- Homework has been moved to tomorrow since we didn’t get far enough in the notes. 

 

 

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11/18/19 – 11/19/19

 

Due to difficulties updating this page, homework assigned yesterday that was due today will be pushed back one day. 

 

6th Grade- Give an example of an object with graviational potential energy, elastic potential energy, and kinetic potential energy. There will be a pop quiz next class due to class behavior. 

7th Grade- On flash cards write down the different organelles and their functions.

8th Grade- Answer the following questions in a few sentences: How do we speak? How do we hear? (In relation to what we are studying now about sound and vibrations). 

 

 

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11/15/19

 

6th Grade- No homework

7th Grade- No homework

8th Grade-  Finish lab work if you didn’t finish in class. Quiz Monday. 

 

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11/14/19

 

6th Grade- Quiz on Friday

7th Grade- Quiz on Friday

8th Grade- Quiz on Monday

 

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11/13/19 

 

6th Grade- Quiz on Friday

7th Grade- Quiz on Friday

8th Grade- Quiz on Monday

 

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11/12/19

 

6th Grade- Quiz on Friday

7th Grade- Quiz on Friday

8th Grade- Article project due tomorrow. Quiz on Monday. 

 

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11/08/19

 

6th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

7th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

8th Grade- Science article paragraph due on Wednesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

 

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11/07/19

 

6th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

7th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

8th Grade- Science article paragraph due on Wednesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

 

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11/06/19

 

6th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

7th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

8th Grade- Science article paragraph due on Wednesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

 

 

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11/05/19

 

6th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

7th Grade – Science article paragraph due on Tuesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

8th Grade- Science article paragraph due on Wednesday. Directions for article paragraph here. 

 

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11/04 / 19

Test today. No homework for grades 6, 7, or 8

 

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11/01/19

 

Hello,

 

I apologize for the delay in updating and the inconvience it may have caused while I was recovering from being sick. I have been updating the students in class and on our homework board, but a reminder here that the test for ALL grades was moved to Monday.

The review sheets for the exam are here: 

6th Grade – Review Sheet 

7th Grade – Review Sheet

8th Grade – Review Sheet 

 

Thank you and have a nice day. 

 

-Miss Riiska

 

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10/25/19 and 10/28/19

I apologize for the delay. I was feeling ill and didn’t have the chance to update the homework. As a result, all deadlines will be extended. 

6th Grade- Summarize your notes in sentence form from the Magic School Bus episode. Test Thursday.

7th Grade- Provide your notes, summary of your notes, and 4 sentences explaining how one type of cell in your body works and what it does. Test moved to Friday.

8th Grade– Summarize your notes from the Magic School Bus episode in sentence form. Test moved to Friday. 

 

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10/24/19

6th Grade – Identify a landform in the United States and write three sentences explaining how it was formed (through what changes to the earth’s surface).

7th Grade- Identify 10 things in or around your house and record if they are acids, bases, or neutral (you can look up the answers on the internet). 

8th Grade- Pick a form of renewable energy and lists its pros and cons. 

 

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10/23/19

6th Grade – The same homework as yesterday. Short essay and study for quiz.

7th Grade- The same homework as yesterday. Study for quiz.

8th Grade- The same homework as yesterday. Study for quiz. 

 

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10/22/19

6th Grade- Write short essay : “Explain how the surface of the Earth is changed by slow and fast methods (erosion, deposition, weathering, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanos)” as discussed in our notes. This is due Thursday. Due to student behavior this will count as a quiz grade. Since this will help students to study,  we will still have a matching words to definitions quiz on Thursday on the same material. 

7th Grade- Study for your quiz on Thursday. 

8th Grade- Study for your quiz on Thursday. 

 

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10/21/19

6th Grade – No homework. Quiz moved to Thursday.

7th Grade- No homework. Quiz Thursday. 

8th Grade- No homework. Quiz Thursday. 

 

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10/18.19

6th Grade- No homework. Study notes for quiz on Monday. 

7th Grade- No homework. 

8th Grade- Finish your labs as needed. Article report due Monday. 

 

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10/17/19

6th Grade- No homework. Quiz moved to Monday due to testing. 

7th Grade- No homework.

8th Grade- Article report due Monday. 

 

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10/16/19

6th Grade-  No homework. Quiz moved to Monday due to testing. 

7th Grade- No homework. 

8th Grade- Report on a science article. See assignment details here. Due on Monday. 

 

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10/15/19

6th Grade- No homework. Quiz moved to Monday due to Terra Nova testing. 

7th Grade- No homework. 

8th Grade- No homework. Quiz Wednesday on the parts/processes of a battery as in your notes. 

 

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10/10/19

6th Grade- No homework. Quiz Tuesday. 

7th Grade- No homework. 

8th Grade- No homework. Quiz Wednesday. 

 

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10/09/19

6th Grade –  Same homework as last night: copy your most recent notes onto looseleaf. Project due Thursday. Quiz next Tuesday. 

7th Grade – No written homework. Study for quiz tomorrow on balanced chemical equations and common chemical symbols. 

8th Grade – Identify 15 materials present in your house ( lightbulb, metal spoons, plastic bowls, glass, wooden furniture, cotton, etc) and say whether the materials are conductors, insulators, or resistors. Quiz next Wednesday on the parts of a battery and what they do. 

 

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10/08/19

6th Grade – Copy in short bulletion notes the main ideas from our notes today onto a sheet of looseleaf. Project due Thursday.

7th Grade- No homework. Quiz on Thursday on common chemical symbols and how to balance chemical equations. Please study this shortened list of the most common chemical symbols. 

8th Grade- The same homework as yesterday, answer the following question in writing: “What are 3 uses for electricity and 3 uses for magnets?”. 

 

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10/07/19

6th Grade- Take home quiz here. Work on project due Thursday. 

7th Grade – Worksheet, double sided. 

8th Grade- Answer following question in writing: “What are 3 uses for electricity and 3 uses for magnets?”

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10/04/19

6th Grade- Finish coloring in notes sheet. Pop Quiz Monday due to class behavior. 6th grade project will be due Thursday 10/10/19. 

7th Grade- No homework

8th Grade- No homework

 

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10/03/19

No homework. A reminder that the 8th grade project is due tomorrow. For those who asked, I will post here the assignment page I gave you. 

 

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10/02/19

No homework. A reminder that the 7th grade project is due tomorrow and the 8th grade project due Friday.

 

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10/01/19

Announcement: Hello. I apologize for the fact that there were issues with the privacy settings on the study guides. I will be postponing the exam until the next class the students have with me, which means the test will be on Wednesday for 7th and 8th graders and Thursday for 6th graders. 

 

6th – Study Guide

7th – Study Guide 

8th – Study Guide

If there are any further issues please let me know. Thank you and have a good day.

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09/30/19

6th Grade- Study for your exam tomorrow. Work on your project.  Review your study guide. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MURVHSMtQa6ZxMqnFi2eAKXSie1yhBXiWvYMOQY4hlM/edit?usp=sharing

7th Grade- Study for your exam tomorrow. Work on your project. Review your study guide. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ljcj5r5MKss7ecZ8fYHrFyv8Sy-Zi8dvdhbvwfbG1aA/edit?usp=sharing

8th Grade– Study for your exam Wednesday. Work on your project. Review your study guide.https://docs.google.com/document/d/19mfFHRnpnMbSl7GfUZIrxn8bsvUAJAfCs_CVo70dgwU/edit?usp=sharing

 

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09/27/19

6th Grade- Study for your exam Tuesday and work on your project.

7th Grade- Study for your exam Tuesday and work on your project due Wednesday.

8th Grade- Study for your exam Wednesday and work on your lab and project due Friday.

 

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09/26/19

6th Grade – Draw what your element looks like on the Periodic Table. Test is on Tuesday. Write a paragraph AT LEAST 5 sentences about why we need to listen when the teacher is talking and not talk over the teacher. 

7th Grade – Project due Wednesday. Quiz on Friday. Test is on next Thursday.

8th Grade – Project due Friday. Test is moved to Wednesday. 

 

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09/25/19

6th Grade – Study for quiz tomorrow on chemical and physical properties, chemical and physical changes, and solubility. Test next Tuesday. 

7th Grade – Work on final project due Wednesday and study for quiz on Friday. Test next Thursday. 

8th Grade – Study for quiz tomorrow. Test next Tuesday. 

 

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09/24/19

6th Grade – Quiz has been moved to Thursday and Test Tuesday. 

7th Grade- Quiz on Friday. Due date of final project due Wednesday of next week. 

8th Grade – Continued from yesterday. Write down the real world scenario in which we aim to increase or decrease friction you chose as well as if you will be working alone or with a partner. Quiz Thursday on friction. 

 

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09/23/19

6th Grade – Fix your labs. Describe 3 physical and 3 chemical traits of your element. Quiz on Thursday on chemical and physical properties/changes. Test on Tuesday. 

7th Grade – Fix your labs. Describe in a few sentences what your element is commonly used for. Quiz on Friday. Project due next Wednesday.

8th Grade- Fix your labs. Write down your topic for your friction project on real life scenarios where we increase or decrease friction to achieve a goal, as well as if you want to work with a partner or alone. Quiz on Thursday on friction. 

 

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09/20/19

6th Grade – Finish the lab worksheet. 

7th Grade – Draw your element as it appears on the periodic table. 

8th Grade – Finish your lab worksheet. 

 

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09/19/19

6th Grade – Answer the following questions about your element: What is it commonly used for? How did it get its name? Where would you find it? Additionally, bring in your signed lab contracts tomorrow so you can participate in the lab. 

7th Grade – Finish your lab worksheet if you have not done so in class. 

8th Grade- Finish your note-taking practice worksheet if you have not done so in class. Additionally, bring in your lab contract tomorrow so you can participate in the lab. 

 

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09/18/19

6th Grade – Write 10 facts we’ve learned so far that are important to remember ( due date extended to tomorrow) and study for the quiz re-take.

7th Grade – Draw a Bohr’s diagram and Lewis Dot diagram of your element (due date extended to tomorrow).

8th Grade – List 5 ways we can generate friction. I know I have most of your binders, but I still want this assignment completed on looseleaf and brought to class tomorrow. 

 

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09/17/19

6th Grade – Study for re-take quiz and record 10 facts you think are important from this chapter so far. 

7th Grade – Draw a Bohr diagram and Lewis Dot Diagram for your element.

8th Grade– N/A 

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09/16/19

6th Grade – Bring in any signed forms and study for the re-take quiz.

7th Grade – Bring in textbook covers and any signed forms, study for the re-take quiz.

8th Grade –  Bring in textbook covers and any signed forms. 

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09/13/19

6th Grade – Write down 3 facts about your element.

7th Grade – Write down 3 facts about your element. 

8th Grade – Complete your worksheets. 

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09/12/19

6th Grade –  Finish your notes worksheet and study for the quiz tomorrow on chemical properties, physical properties, density, molecules, Periodic table organization, and parts of an atom (since we didn’t have time for you to write down the topics in class). 

7th Grade –  Complete the worksheet given to you at the end of class.

8th Grade – Finish your worksheets which are due Monday. Study for your quiz tomorrow on heat, heat transfer, changing matter states, etc. 

 

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09/11/19 

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade – No Homework, 7th Grade Quiz tomorrow. 

 

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09/10/19

6th Grade –  Use your notes to fill in the blanks on your worksheet, up to the last question we covered today. Quiz on Friday.

7th Grade – Answer the questions I gave you in class on looseleaf. ( 1. What are the three parts of an atom and what charge do they carry? 2. How is the Periodic Table organized (column, group, atomic number, etc) and why?) Quiz on Thursday.

8th Grade – Answer the questions I gave you in class on looseleaf or in your notebook. ( 1. What pattern of movement does heat follow when it is transferred ? 2. What is kinetic energy? What is it measured in and how does it move? 3. How does a thermometer work?) Quiz on Friday. 

 

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09/09/19

6th Grade – Bring in signed Introduction sheets and Student Information Sheets

7th Grade – Bring in signed Introduction sheets and Student Information Sheets as well as textbook cover

8th Grade –  Bring in signed Introduction sheets and Student Information Sheets as well as textbook cover