December 17- 21st ALL LATE OR MAKEUP WORK FOR 2nd QUARTER IS DUE BY January 7th.

December 18th, 2018 by lodaniels

December 21

EARLY OUT AND ASSEMBLY.  NO BELL WORK.

December 20

GRADING 7th and 8th Grade notebooks today!!!!!

December 19

December 18

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What are the 3 types of sedimentary rocks?
  • Finished Rock type worksheet.  Needs to be completed and in your notebook for our check on THURSDAY.
  • Classifiying Sedimentary Rocks

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 3 earthquake waves and explain how they are different?
  • Finish earthquake wave worksheet.

December 17

7th Grade

  • Bell work – How are sedimentary and igneous rock different.
  • Finished rock ID activity.
  • Rock type worksheet.

Classifiying Sedimentary Rocks

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is resonance?
  • Earthquake waves worksheet.

Seismic Waves

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December 10-14 ALL LATE OR MAKEUP WORK FOR 2ND QUARTER DUE BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 7th.

December 10th, 2018 by lodaniels

December 14

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What processes need to take place for sedimentary rock to form?
  • Finished Traveling through the rock cycle story
  • Rock Id activity.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – How are the 3 types of earthquake waves different.

Discussion on resonance and standing waves.

December 13

7th Grade-

  • Bell work-What is it called when rock is bent and folded with heat and pressure?

Traveling through the rock cycle activity.

8th Grade

  • Bell work- What is the difference between diffraction and refraction?

Notes on Earthquake waves.

  • P-Wave – Primary earthquake wave.  This a longitudinal wave that compresses and expands the crust of the earth.
  • S- wave – Secondary earthquake wave.  This is a transverse wave that move the earth side to side.
  • L- wave (Raleigh wave) is a combination of longitudinal and transverse wave that causes the crust to roll and twist.  This is the most damaging of the waves.
  • Seismograph – we measure earthquake waves with a seismograph that picks up the movement of the earth.

December 12

7th Grade

  • Bell work- After doing your layers of the earth drawing, how does the crust compare to the other layers?
  • Finished layers of the earth map and questions.  Turned in at the end of class today.

7.2.4 e5 EarthScaleModel (1)

8th Grade

  • Bell work- What caused the blow hole to spray?

Notes on waves –

  • speed – How fast the wave is traveling ( wavelength x frequency)
  • wavelength – The length of the wave from one crest/trough to the next crest/trough. In a longitudinal wave it is from one compression or rarefaction to the next compression or rarefaction.
  • (Wavelength = speed /frequency)
  • frequency – How many wavelengths per second.  Frequency = Speed / Wavelength units are HERTZ
  • diffraction – The moving of a wave through an opening or around a barrier and spreading out of waves again.
  • interference- When 2 waves meet.
  •      Constructive interference – two waves meet creating a larger wave
  •       destructive interference- Two waves meet and the resulting in a smaller wave
  • refraction – bending of waves as the enter a new medium
  • reflection – waves hit a surface they cannot pass through and bounce back.

December 11

7th Grade

  • Bell work Which layer of the earth is the thickest?
  • Look up the processes required to form igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock.

8th Grade

  • Bell work- What is a mechanical wave?
  • Notes on parts of mechanical waves.  Look up, draw and label a longitudinal wave and a transverse wave.

December 10

7th Grade

  • Bell work- What layers of the earth make up the tectonic plates?
  • Model of the earth activity

7.2.4 e5 EarthScaleModel (1)8th Grade

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Does speed affect kinetic and potential energy?

Nakalele Blowhole activity

  • Watch  the video and list 3 observations
  • Draw what you think is happening and write an explanation.

 

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December 3rd – 7th

December 3rd, 2018 by lodaniels

December 7

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain how waves might cause erosion to the beach in your feature map.
  • Took a quiz
  • Started on earths layers scale model.

7.2.4 e5 EarthScaleModel (1)

Graded

  • Erosion notes (12/3 entry)
  • Feature map
  • Quiz

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 3 factors that affect the kinetic and potential energy of a system.
  • Quiz.

Graded

  • Skate park simulation
  • Spring simulation
  • Quiz

December 6

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What type of erosion is taking place if a boulder falls out of a cliff?
  • Finished Rock Cycle Feature map.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Does distance between object affect kinetic and potential energy of the system?

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/masses-and-springs/latest/masses-and-springs_en.html

Masses and Springs Simulation

Answer each question with a minimum of 2 full sentences.

Go to INTRO

  1. Match the labeled weights with the matching mystery weights. How were you able to determine which ones match?
  2. Change the gravity. Explain the effect of the gravity on the system.

Go to LAB

  1. List and explain what each variable represents on the energy graph.
  2. Put a weight on the spring and change the damping. Explain what damping is.
  3. Change the spring size smaller. How does it affect the variables on the energy graph?
  4. Change the spring size bigger. How does it affect the variables on the energy graph?
  5. Experiment with each weight. For each explain the mass to distance relationship.
  6. The E total variable shows different colors in the same column. What is this trying to show you?
  7. Write a 5-7 sentence summary explaining the overall relationship between mass and distance. Please include explanations of how this relates to the kinetic and potential energy of the system.

 

December 5

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is a mid ocean ridge?
  • Rock cycle feature map.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain the energy transformations required to cook a hot pocket in the microwave.
  • Skate park simulation  – Link below

December 4

7th Grade

  • Bell work -List 2 things that affect the rate of weathering.
  • Rock cycle feature map.

7.2.1 e1 CreateARockCycleMap11x17

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is an energy transformation?
  • Skate Park Simulation.

8.2.3 E1 skate park student reflection sheet (1)

December 3

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What does erosion include?

Notes on types of erosion.

Erosion – Breaking down of rocks into small pieces.

Types of erosion

Weathering – breaking down of rocks into small pieces by natural weather related means.

Mechanical weather – breaking down of rocks by physical means

  •  freeze/ thaw – liquid water gets in to cracks and crevices where it freezes – water expands when if freezes pushing rock apart, breaking it.
  •  animals – they dig and scratch at rocks breaking them.
  •  plants – roots or branches grow into cracks and the plant gets bigger it forces the rocks apart, breaking them.
  •   abrasion – rubbing or buffeting the surface of rock with wind, water or other materials, breaking the rock.

Chemical weathering – breaking down of rocks through chemical reactions

  •        oxidization, rusting – Mixing of rocks minerals with oxygen or other chemicals causing rust or tarnishing that weakens the rocks causing them to break down.
  •        carbon dioxide – CO2 mixes with water to form weak acids that dissolve some types of rocks.
  •       water – water dissolves certain materials
  •       living things – things like Lichen (a symbiosis of algae and fungus) produces chemicals that dissolve the rock as the organism attaches to it.
  •       Acid Rain – chemicals usually from industry mix with water vapor forming acid compounds that fall with the rain and dissolve rocks.

Rate of weathering  depends on

  • rock types – some rock types such as limestone and marble are more susceptible to dissolving in water or weak acids
  • climate – occurs faster in wet and hot climate

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 3 things with elastic potential energy.
  • Design a Rube Goldberg machine with 10 steps and label all the energy and transformations.

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November 26- November 30

November 29th, 2018 by lodaniels

November 30th

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What are the layers of the atmosphere?
  • Pg F 13 and 17 “Reviewing Key Concepts” questions.  Answer with full sentences.

Graded

  • Bell work November 19- November 30
  • Layers of the earth labeled drawing
  • I squared activity and graphs
  • Rock cycle cheat sheet

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What are gravitational and elastic potential energy?
  • Answer the “Reviewing Key Concepts” questions  on page M 150 and 155 with full sentences.

Graded

  • Vocabulary 8.1 – If it is not already recorded it is already late.
  • Energy notes
  • potential energy roller coaster
  • bell work – 11/19-30
  • Mass and kinetic energy lab
  • pg M 150 and 155

 

November 29

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What are the layers of the earth?
  • Finished graphing activity from Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Notes on the layers of the earth and atmosphere.

8th Grade

  • Bell work- Did the lab show a relationship between mass and kinetic energy? Explain.
  • Finished mass and kinetic energy lab.

November 28

7th Grade

  • Bell work- Why is it important to be able to understand graphs.
  • Worked on graphing activity posted yesterday.

8th Grade

  • Bell work- What does mass have to do with kinetic energy.
  • Mass and kinetic energy lab

8.2.1 E 2 Mass Experiment Student sheet (revised)

November 27

7th Grade

  • Bell work- Why don’t seismic waves travel through the core of the earth?  What proof do we have?
  • Graphing activity and I squared protocol.

Use the identify and interpret reading to help you analyze the graphs in the interpreting  graphs worksheet.

For each graph you need a minimum of 4 “What I see” statements backed up with a “what it means” statement for every “what I see” statement.  Then following the directions on the identify and interpret reading write a caption and summary of each graph.

7.2.4 e2 IdentifyInterpret_STUDENT

Interpreting Graphs

8th Grade

  • Bell work- What does your body do to create energy to move your muscles.
  • Notes on types of energy.

Solar (electromagnetic)

chemical – stored in bonds between atoms.

nuclear – stored within the atom as a result of the attractive forces between protons and electrons.

mechanical – energy of movement

electrical – energy of movement of electrons.

thermal – heat energy

geothermal – heat from the earth –  created by the core, outer core and mantle.

wind – movement of air molecules fueled by the heating and cooling of earth’s surface by the sun.

 

November 26

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is the difference between lava and magma.
  • Computer simulation of seismic waves and how they show the makeup of the earth’s layers.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – If you were on a roller coaster where is the first place you would encounter potential energy?
  • Got 8.1 cumulative test back and discussed scoring.

If you got a low grade you may do test revisions. DUE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th.

8.1 cummulative test

  • For every problem or part of problem you missed you need to write 3 sentences explain what the right answer should have been and why.
  • I REQUIRE 3 SENTENCES IF YOUR REVISIONS  HAVE LESS THAN 3 SENTENCES I WILL NOT GRADE IT.

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November 20 and 21

November 26th, 2018 by lodaniels

November 20th

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What four processes are necessary for sedimentary rock formation.
  • Rock cycle cheat sheet

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is the difference between mechanical and electromagnetic waves?
  • Worked on vocabulary.

November 19th

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Why does metamorphic rock not form on the surface of the earth?
  • Bill Nye Rock cycle videos.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Can you see an atom with a microscope?
  • finished vocab.

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November 12- 16

November 13th, 2018 by lodaniels

November 16

7th Grade

  • Bell work – list two things you learned about in yesterdays lab.
  • Quiz 11-16

Graded

  • Bell work 11/5-11/16
  • Volume by difference lab
  • Density practice

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Define potential and kinetic energy.
  • Graded 11/5-11/16 bell work

Vocabulary – Define the following words

  • Crest                       Mass                        mechanical energy
  • trough                     velocity                     geothermal energy
  • compression         motion                       electromagnetic energy
  • rarefaction                                energy                      wave
  • mechanical wave                     kinetic energy          wavelength
  • electromagnetic wave            potential energy      Friction
  • electromagnetic spectrum                                        amplitude
  • medium                                   Height                          F=M/A
  • reflection                                speed                             frequency
  • refraction                               acceleration                  sound
  • absorption                 work                               Transverse wave
  • prism                          force                               longitudinal wave
  • digital                         thermal energy
  • analog                         chemical energy

 

November 15

7th Grade

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is energy.
  • Graded 8.1 test

November 14

  • Bell work – Calculate the density of an object with a volume of 60ml and a mass of 300 g.
  • Volume by difference notes.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – TEST

November 13

7th grade

  • Bell work -Why is knowing density important?
  • Density practice worksheet (posted below)

8th grade

  • Bell work -TEST
  • TURNED IN TEST REVIEW

November 12

7th grade

8th grade

  • Bell work -What questions do you have about the test review?
  • Reviewed for Tuesday’s test

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November 5th – November 9th

November 8th, 2018 by lodaniels

November 9

7th Grade

  • Bell work – You have 4 different soils: Sand 2g/ml, pebbles 3 g/ml, silt 1.7g/ml and organic matter 1.3 g/ml.  You put them all in a bottle of water and shake them up.  How will they layer.
  • Took a quiz.

Graded

  • vocab 7.2
  • block lab

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Define sublimation and deposition.
  • Discussion review for test on Tuesday.

November 8

7th Grade

  • Bell work- You have an object with a density of 2.5g/ml and a fluid with a density of 4g/ml.  What will happen if you put the object into the fluid?
  • Density block Lab (this will need to be made up before or after school if you missed it)
  • Questions for block lab (if you did the lab but did not finish questions)
  1. What is density?
  2. Were all the blocks the same size?
  3. Did all the blocks have the same volume?
  4. How are size and volume related?
  5. Did the block all have the same mass?
  6. Why was there a difference?
  7. If the blocks were all about the same volumes why did they have different densities?
  8. Write down 3 things you learned from this lab.
  9. List all the blocks in order from LEAST to MOST dense.

8th Grade

  • Bell work- Why do we balance equations?
  • Work on Test review

November 7

7th Grade

  • Bell work- if an object has a mass of 4g and a volume of 9ml, what is its density?
  • Density block lab.  (this will need to be made up before or after school if you missed it)

8th Grade

  • Bell work- How does the temperature of a molecule affect its motion?
  • Handed out test review. Due Tuesday, November 13th.

8.1 test review

November 6

7th Grade

  • Bell work- What is Density?
  • Notes on density and practice calculating density

8th Grade

  • Bell work- What is a catalyst?
  • Video  “Bill Nye Fluids”

November 5

7th Grade

  • Bell work -How do igneous rocks form

Vocabulary – Define the following words in your notebook

  • melting                                    sedimentation                      seismograph
  • Crystallization                       deposition                             fossil
  • Weathering                            compaction                           Geologic time scale
  • Erosion                                   cementation
  • Metamorphic rock               chemical composition
  • Sedimentary rock                convection current
  • igneous rock                         plate tectonics
  • intrusive rock                       Density
  • extrusive rock                       Richter scale

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is activation energy?
  • Discussion on activation energy.
  • Finished pg L134 and 145 from Friday.

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October 29- November 2

October 29th, 2018 by lodaniels

7th Grade Test On Tuesday, October 30th.

It is a new quarter, just as a reminder to do well in my class you need to #1 be here, #2 bring your supplies, #complete work and turn it in on time.  Lets do our best this quarter!!!!

November 2

  • Bell work -How does sedimentary rock form?
  • Bill Nye Video on weathering and erosion.

Graded

  • Rock Cycle drawing
  • Bell work October 22 -November 2

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 3 polymers and what they are used for.
  • Pg L 134 and 145 “Reviewing Key Concepts” questions.  Answer with full sentences.

Graded

  • Periodic Table Jigsaw notes
  • Chemical and physical property video notes
  • States of matter simulation and worksheet
  • Polymer notes
  • Bell work Oct 22- November 2

November 1

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What are the 3 rock types?
  • Notes on the rock cycle.

8th Grade

October 31

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Dracula finds a rock and tries to figure out what type it is.  What science is Dracula studying?
  • Finished Forces and Motion unit test.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Dr. Frankenstein makes a potion that is green, smells bad and has bubbles.  What are 3 physical properties of his potion?
  • Finished PHET Colorado Phase change simulation and worksheet.

October 30

7th Grade

  • Bell Work – TEST

8th Grade

Oct0ber 29

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is due tomorrow.
  • Took Geology pretest.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 10 Physical properties a substance could have.
  • Finished jigsaw notes on periodic table.
  • Discussion on phases of matter and energy.

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October 22- 26 THE QUARTER ENDS THURSDAY. ALL LATE OR MAKE UP WORK IS DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 22nd.

October 22nd, 2018 by lodaniels

October 26

END OF FIRST QUARTER – NO SCHOOL TODAY!!!!!!

October 25

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What forces causes something to move or change direction.
  • Worked on test review posted in yesterday’s entry.  DUE OCTOBER 30th.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – List 10 chemical properties a substance could have.
  • Finished jigsaw notes on periodic table. Instructions posted in yesterday’s entry.

October 24

7th grade

  • Bell work – What 2 factors affect gravity?
  • Handed out test review 7.1- DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th.
  • cumulative 7.1 review

October 23

7th grade

  • Bell work – List Newton’s 3 Laws.
  • Discussion review of 7.1.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is the periodic table and why is it periodic?
  • Periodic Table Jigsaw notes.

For each group on the periodic table

  • Alkali Metals                       Metals
  • Alkali Earth metals           Metalloids
  • Halogens                            Noble gasses
  • Non Metals                       Lanthanides
  • Actinides

List the following

  • group name
  • where are they found on the periodic table
  • A list of the elements in that group
  • 5 chemical properties for the group as a whole
  • 5 physical properties for the group as a whole
  • 3 uses of elements in this group

October 22

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain your electromagnet design.
  • Finished Electromagnet lab.

Graded

  • Bell work October 8-17
  • Electromagnet reading
  • Gravity and mass/distance lab.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Define chemical and physical property and give 5 examples of each.
  • Video on chemical and physical properties. 15 notes

Graded

  • Bell work October 8-17
  • Note on evidence of chemical reactions.
  • Evidence of chemical reaction lab.
  • 10 balancing equation problems.

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October 15-17 NO SCHOOL THURSDAY OR FRIDAY. ALL LATE OR MAKEUP WORK DUE BY MONDAY, OCT. 22nd!!!

October 15th, 2018 by lodaniels

October 17

7th Grade

  • Bell work – How does an electromagnet work.
  • Started electromagnetism lab.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Balance the following equation
  • CF4+ Br2 >>>> CBr4 + F2
  • Balancing equations worksheet
  • balancing equations 1

October 16

  • Bell Work – How is electromagnetism different that regular magnetism?
  • Finished magnet reading (posted yesterday).
  • Started electromagnetism lab.

8th Grade

  • Bell Work – What do you think the law of conservation of mass is?
  • Discussion on balancing equations.

October 15

7th Grade

  • Bell work – When is all late or makeup work for 1st Quarter due??
  • Electromagnetism Reading and section  summaries.
  • Read the article for each section write a 3-5 sentence summary – Pick the most important information from the section for your summary.
  • Each section starts a bold heading in the article.

How Electromagnets Work

8th  Grade

  • Bell work – When is all late or makeup work for 1st Quarter due??
  • Last in class day to work on Chemical brochure.  It is due October 22nd.
  • Requirements are posted on last weeks entries.

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