November 20 -21 HAPPY THANKSGIVING

November 21st, 2017 by lodaniels

cumulative 7.1 review

November 21

  • Bell work – List the forms of erosion.
  • Notes on rock cycle.
  • Last day to retake 7.1 cumulative test.

November 20

  • Bell work – Where does the energy for erosion come from?
  • Notes on rock cycles and convection currents in the outer core and mantle.

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November 13-17

November 14th, 2017 by lodaniels

7.1 test review outlines.

cumulative 7.1 review

Mineral_Dichotomous_Key (1)

mineral dichotomos key answer sheet

November 17

  • Bell work – List the 3 rock types and explain how they are formed.
  • Graded bell work 11/6-11/17
  • Graded mineral lab
  • Graded pg F127 and F135
  • Graded Pg F 6 vocabulary

November 16

Bell work – What is a seimic wave and what do they tell us?

Notes on the rock cycle.

November 15

  • Bell work – What are the lithosphere and the asthenosphere?
  • Finished mineral id lab.
  • Finished vocab listed on November 14.
  • Returned test and talked about retakes.
  • All three will be graded on Friday along with the bell work from November 6 to the 17.

November 14

Bell work – How do igneous rocks form?

Define the following words in your bell work notebook.

  • Seismic wave                    basalt                                 lithosphere                       outer core
  • pressure                            granite                               asthenosphere
  • Crust                                 Mantle                                Inner core

November 13

  • Bell work – What do we use minerals for? List 5.
  • Mineral dichotomous key  lab.

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November 6-10

November 7th, 2017 by lodaniels

26 mineral power point

Mineral Identification Table

cumulative 7.1 review

7.1 test review outlines.

November 10

  • Bell work – What is an ore?
  • Graded pg F-127 and F-135

November 9

  • Bell work – How do minerals form?
  • Finished pg F-127 and F-135 It will be graded tomorrow so it needs to be taken home if you did not finish it in class.
  • Here are pictures of the questions in case you forgot to check out a book.  Look up the answers on the web.
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November 8

  • Bell Work- – Of all of the minerals we have looked at, which one is your favorite? Why?
  • Book assignment,  Pink Science explorer, Pgs F-127 and 135 “Reviewing Key Concepts”  please answer all questions with full sentences.
  • Graded bell work October 23 – November 3, there should be 8 entries.

November 7

  • Bell work – List the characteristics used to identify minerals.
  • Mineral Id power point.

November 6

  • Bell work – How are rocks and minerals different?
  • Mineral Id power point.

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October 30- November 3

October 30th, 2017 by lodaniels

Test Review  outlines

cumulative 7.1 review

7.1 test review outlines.

November 3

  • Bell work – What is a mineral?
  • Discussion on what minerals are and the characteristics that are used to identify them.

November 2

  • Bell work – What is a rock?
  • Finished 7.1 test.

November 1

  • 7.1 CUMULATIVE TEST REVIEW TURNED IN.  TOOK 7.1 CUMULATIVE TEST.

October 31

  • Bell work – Why do people invent explanations for things they dont understand?
  • Discussion of science behind halloween myths.

October 30

  • Bell work – How should you study for the test Wednesday?
  • Worked on test review.  Outlines posted above.

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October 23-26 No School Friday

October 25th, 2017 by lodaniels

October 26

  • Bell work –      You have two magnets with ones north pole a few inches away from the others south pole.  Draw the magnets and the magnetic field they would create.
  • cumulative 7.1 review  Test Review due Wednesday,  November 1st before the test.

October 25

  • Bell work – What is the most interesting thing you learned about magnets from Tuesday’s video.
  • Links for Wednesday’s Demos.  Watch the demos and drawn and label the magnetic and electric fields.  Also record the 2 factors that affect gravitational pull on something.

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/magnet-and-compass (magnet and compass simulation)

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/charges-and-fields/latest/charges-and-fields_en.html ( Electric field simulations)

file:///C:/Users/lodaniels/Downloads/gravity-force-lab_en.html   (Gravity lab)

October 24

  • Bell work – Write down 5 things you learned from the reading on magnets.
  •  Modern Marvels video about Magnets. Write down 10 things you learned from the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7uwDjAx4HM&t=2010s

October 23

  • Bell work – Explain what you learned in the static electricity lab on 10/17.
  • Magnet reading and summaries.  Read article and for every paragraph write a one sentence summary.
  • Magnetism reading

 

 

 

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October 16-18 Fall Break october 19-20

October 17th, 2017 by lodaniels

static electricity ppt

October 18

October 17

October 16

  • Bell work – What do electrons have to do with static electricity?
  • Finished static electricity notes and drew models of the following. In our notebooks.
  1. Draw and label something negative (it has gained electrons).
  2. Draw and label something that is positive (it has lost electrons).
  3. Draw and label something that is neutral. Equal protons and electrons.

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October 9- 13

October 11th, 2017 by lodaniels

 

static electricity ppt

October 13

  • Bell work – List 3 things you know about magnets.
  • Power point notes on static electricity.

October 12

  • Bell work – How is gravity related to the orbit of planets?
  • Calculated weight on different planets.
  • Multiply your weight by the following to calculate your weight on each planet.  (record in your notebook)
    • Sun             24
    • Mercury     0.4
    • Venus          0.9
    • Earth           1
    • Mars            0.4
    • Jupiter        2.34
    • Saturn        0.9
    • Uranus        0.8
    • pluto           0.06
    • moon          0.17
  • Discussion on  gravity.

October 11

  • Bell work – What is magnetism?
  • Graded bell work for September 25 through October 6.

October 10

  • Bell work – What is static electricity?
  • Bill Nye videos on electricity and magnetism. Took notes in our notebooks. 10 Things you learned from the videos.

October 9

  • Bell work –  How does gravity work against you?
  • Filled in Glossary, should be finished by the end of the week.

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October 2-6

October 11th, 2017 by lodaniels

Dynamics reading and questions

Newton_Reading

7th Grade Newton reading questions

October 6

  • Bell work – List 3 ways gravity helps you.
  • Watched Bill Nye videos on Gravity and magnetism.

October 5

  • Bell work – What is Dynamics?
  • Pg M 69-70 (in red science explorer)
  • Turned in at the end of class.

October 4

  • Bell work – Why is understanding Newton’s Laws important?
  • Dynamics reading and questions.
  • Turned in at the end of class.

October 3

  • Bell work – What is gravity?
  • Discussion on gravity.

October 2

  • Bell work – How did Newton’s Laws affect how your lander?
  • 3rd Law Assessment.

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September 25- 29

September 26th, 2017 by lodaniels

September 29

  • Bell work – After testing your lander, if you could start over, how would you change your design?
  • Finished testing landers.
  • Finished and turned in lander paperwork.
  • Worked on 7.1.2 assessment.

September 28

  • Bell work- Explain how your lander slowed your astronaut.
  • Mars Lander Design activity class test.

September 27

  • Bell work – Why is documenting your work during a project important?
  • Mars Lander Design activity

September 26

September 25

Bell work – Write down all three of Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Discussion and power point about the Mars rover and the engineers that designed it.

 

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September 18-22

September 18th, 2017 by lodaniels

 

September 22

Bell work – Draw a model of the balloon lab showing the direction of forces and movement.

Notebook check for the following assignments.

  • Bell work September 11- 22
  • 3rd Law Video notes.
  • Gene Cernan article summary
  • Newton’s 3rd Law shuttle launch, and swimmer worksheet.
  • balloon lab

September 21

  • Bell work – Explain how the shuttle launce shows Newton’s 3rd Law.
  • Newton’s 3rd law lab   Balloon lab

September 20

  • Bell work – How did Newton’s 3rd law affect Gene Cernan’s space walk.
  • Videos and worksheets Newton’s 3rd law lab    Video questions and balloon lab
  • Space shuttle launch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnoNITE-CLc
  • swimming video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G72NZOrAx5k

September 19

  • Bell work – Write Newton’s 3 rd law and give an example.
  • Read article about Gene Cernan’s multiple space flights and wrote a summary of the article in our notebooks.
  • Gene Cernan article

September 18

  • Bell work – What was hard/ easy for you on the test?

Video on astronaut Gene Cernan’s space walk. https://utah.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.asrnt/newtons-third-law-of-motion-astronauts-in-outer-space/#.Wb_RUrKGOM8 (copy and paste this link in your browser to see the  video)

  • Answer the following questions
  1. Write down 3 observations about what is happening to the astronaut.
  2. Write down 3 questions you have about what the astronaut is experiencing.
  3. Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph summarizing what happened in the video.
  4. Draw a model of the forces acting on the astronaut relative to space and the ship.

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