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January 23rd, 2019 by lodaniels

January 25

7th and 8th grade

TESTS

January 24

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is a convection current?

TEST

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Why is it important to do the homework you are given?

TEST

January 23

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is a tectonic plate?
  • Worked on test review due THURSDAY!!!

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Draw and  label a transverse wave.
  • Worked on test review due THURSDAY!!!!

January 22

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Define the Law of Superpostition.
  • Handed out test review. Due THURSDAY

Test Review GEOLOGY 2019

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Define digital and analog.
  • Worked on test review due Thursday.

Physics Test Review

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January 14-18

January 16th, 2019 by lodaniels

January 18

7th Grade

  • Bell work -Explain how sedimentary rock forms.
  • Law of superposition worksheet.

8th Grade

  • Bell work -Explain how kinetic energy, potential energy and gravitational potential energy are different.
  • Test Review Essay Question Rubrics.
  • Handed out test review due Thursday, January 24th.
  • Physics Test Review

January 17

7th Grade

  • Bell work -Draw the rock cycle.
  • Tested spaghetti towers and filled out he conclusion on the worksheet and turned it in.

8th Grade

  • Bell work -How do eyeglasses work?
  • Test Review Essay Question Rubrics.

January 16

7th Grade

  • Bell work -Where would you find the oldest fossils, at the top of a rock formation or at the bottom?
  • Continue to work on spaghetti towers.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – Explain how mass and kinetic energy are related.
  • Finish pg O139 and O140

January 15

7th Grade

  • Bell work – Which is older a fossil at the bottom of a rock formation or one at the top?
  • Continue to work on spaghetti towers.

8th Grade

Graded

  • bell work 1/3-1/10.
  • Electromagnetic spectrum notes
  • reflection, refraction, diffraction comic strips.

January 14

7th Grade

  • Bell work-What kind of building materials should you use in an earthquake zone?
  • Earthquake engineering spaghetti towers.
  • 10 Note on earthquake building practices.

7.2.3 e2 StableStructures

7.2.3 e3 NarrativeSkyscrapers

8th Grade

  • Bell work -Draw a wave at the source and 50 meters away.
  • Finished analog vs digital press release.

 

 

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January 7-10

January 11th, 2019 by lodaniels

January 10

7th Grade

  • Bell work- Why do fossils only form in sedimentary rock?
  • Notes on fossils from power point.

Fossils

8th Grade

  • Bell work- Explain how waves are used in the analog digital pair you chose to research.

Research of digital / analog pair

Instructions

  1. Choose one pair of digital and analog devices to research.
  2. Research how waves are used for each device you are researching. (light, sound, etc..)
  3. Identify the strengths and limitations of using this means of communication.  Especially focus on reliability of each.
  4. Create a press release ( to be presented on the news) with a minimum of 12 sentences that includes

The devices you are researching

How waves are used

One strength and one  limitation of each device you are researching.

January 9

7th Grade

  • Bell work- Give one piece of evidence that Wegner used as evidence of continental drift?
  • Discussion on continental drift and Alfred Wegner (first 5-6 slides on the power point)

Fossils

 

8th Grade

  • Bell work- How is analog information different than digital information?

Research of digital / analog pair

Instructions

  1. Choose one pair of digital and analog devices to research.
  2. Research how waves are used for each device you are researching. (light, sound, etc..)
  3. Identify the strengths and limitations of using this means of communication.  Especially focus on reliability of each.
  4. Create a press release ( to be presented on the news) with a minimum of 12 sentences that includesThe devices you are researching

    How waves are used

    One strength and one  limitation of each device you are researching.

January 8

7th Grade

Bell work- Why do the tectonic plates move?

8th Grade

Bell work- Which is most the most useful waves of the electromagnetic spectrum?

January 7

7th Grade

  • Bell work – We plotted earthquakes on our world map.  What do you notice about location of the earthquakes and volcanos plotted?
  • Finished earthquake and volcano activity from Friday.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – How are electromagnetic waves and mechanical waves different?
  • Notes on the electromagnetic spectrum and the uses of each wave type watch the following video take notes.

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/nova/sunandsolar/v/electromagneticspectrum

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January 3 and 4 ALL LATE OR MAKEUP WORK IS DUE BY MONDAY JANUARY 7th.

January 4th, 2019 by lodaniels

January 4

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is a convection current?
  • Plotting activity from yesterday.

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What makes a wave?
  • Draw a comic strip with 3-4 panels for each of the following terms. Reflection, refraction and diffraction.  The strips should show the concept and have explanations to accompany any pictures.

January 3

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What processes causes most earthquakes?
  • Earthquake plotting worksheet. Use data to plot earthquakes and volcanos on the world map.

plotting_EQ_Vol

World Map with long

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is the difference between a transverse and longitudinal wave?
  • Videos on waves and their interactions.

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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

7th Grade

  • Bell work – What is a tectonic plate?
  • Finished rock worksheet

Graded

  • bell work 12/3-12/20
  • Rock cycle story
  • Rock Id lab
  • Rock worksheet
  • Quiz 12/17

8th Grade

  • Bell work – What is the relationship between amplitude and energy?

Graded

  • Bell work 12/3-12/20
  • Wave Notes
  • Wave Drawings
  • Wave worksheet
  • Interpreting graphs (5) with I2 method.
  • Quiz 12/17

December 19

7th Grade

  • Bell work – How are foliated and non foliated sedimentary rocks different?
  • Finished classifying sedimentary rocks worksheet (posted below)

8th Grade

 

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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