January 20-January 24 Plate Interactions

Friday January 24: Silent work day to read section 2-4, look at the 2-4 ppt and answer the 2-4 questions.

Thursday January 23: Finish 2-4 lab Plate Interactions

Wednesday January 22: Begin 2-4 lab Plate Interactions.

Tuesday January 21: Go over the previous quiz. Read the next lab. It is a long lab to read, but not really to do. Therefore, by reading it ahead of time, you will be able to get it done more quickly. We will be working in groups of three. This will be a day to work on ExploraVision. If you are not an ExploraVision participant, please bring something to work on quietly when you are done reading your lab. (You could even begin reading the next section 2-4 Plate Interactions if you wanted to).

Monday January 20: No school. Martin Luther King’s birthday celebration.


January 13-17 What Drives the Plates

Friday January 17: Quiz on 2-3 What drives the plates. Read Lab for 2-4 Plate motions and plate interactions to be ready to go for Tuesday!

Thursday January 16: Finish reviewing 2-3 powerpoint and questions. Study for quiz tomorrow.

Wednesday January 15: Finish answering 2-3 questions using 2-3 powerpoint and reading (see Tuesday January 14). Check questions for completion. Begin reviewing the powerpoint and questions with the instructor.

Tuesday January 14: Finish lab by answering questions on the oil and transparency pieces. Turn in lab. Begin reviewing 2-3 powerpoint and answering 2-3 questions (There is no 2-2).

Monday January 13: Finish going over 2-1 powerpoint, take 2-1 quiz and answer questions about the density column.


January 6-10 Where Are the Volcanoes and Earthquakes?

Friday January 10: We will go over the questions and the powerpoint in class. The questions will be collected today for a grade. Be prepared to take notes. Be ready for a quiz on Monday.

Thursday January 9: Read Section 2-1 Where are the Volcanoes and Earthquakes? and look at the powerpoint that accompanies it. Be sure to look at the links provided. Answer the questions provided. They should be completed by tomorrow Friday December 10, but will be reviewed in class.

Wednesday January 8: Lab: Part B: Volcanoes, Earthquake and Your Community

Website that shows locations of volcanoes, earthquakes and sulfur emissions: https://volcano.si.axismaps.io/

Tuesday January 7: Lab: Part A: The Distribution of Volcanoes and Earthquakes. (This lab will not be available online. Please make sure that your group does not lose their copy).

Monday January 6: No school. Teacher’s Institute Day.


December 9-13 Creative Project

Please see the green board in class for a chart of what is due and when for each project. Also, pay attention in class on Monday when everything will be reviewed. It is strongly suggested that you take notes!

Friday December 13: Section #2 is due for ExploraVision. A script is due for the Discovery project. A sketch is due for the 3-D project.

Thursday December 12: Section #1 is due for ExploraVision. The rubric is included here. It is, however, generic to fit all the sections. Be sure to be looking at exploravision.org for specific requirements for each section.

Wednesday December 11: For Discovery and 3-D projects, a summary of research is due. Include information about what the problem is, how the innovation will work and how the innovation will affect the problem. Ms. Smyser will also be going over how to do the “webpages” for ExploraVision.

Tuesday December 10: Work on “assignment #1”

Monday December 9: Discuss the schedule for all projects through finals; work on “assignment #1”


December 2-6 Creative Project

Discovery Education

Useful websites include: exploravision.org and https://www.youngscientistlab.com/challenge/create/entry-topics

Friday December 6: Research assigned pieces of information. Turn in 5 references (in APA format) that could be used in the project. Provide one sentence about what it is about and one sentence about how it could be used.

Thursday December 5: Research assigned pieces of information. Ms. Smyser will not be here today

Wednesday December 4: Begin researching topic. Determine what information needs to be obtained for topic. Assign topics to group members (if appropriate). Turn in a list of things to research. Ms. Smyser will be meeting with each group to discuss the project.

Tuesday December 3: Discuss topics with classmates. Determine which project you would like to pursue and find group members if appropriate. Submit on paper and in writing your chosen project, topic and group (if appropriate).

Monday December 2: Silent independent work day. Be ready to turn in 3 topics for which you could see designing an innovation to improve the situation. Due in box by 10 pm tonight.


November 18-22 The final Count Down

Friday November 22: Abstract due by the end of school.

Thursday November 21: Conclusions and bibliography is due at the end of school.

Wednesday November 20: Go over how to write an abstract. Catch-up day. Work hard. Our deadlines are tight!

Tuesday November 19: Data and results due by the end of class. A folder has been provided for you. If you are not able to meet this deadline, be sure to speak with me ahead of time!

Monday November 18: Introductions due by the end of school. A folder has been created in the independent experiment folder.


November 11-14

Friday November 15: Ms. Smyser will not be here today. Turn in final drafts of procedure by the end of class. I will grade them over the weekend and next week we can begin experiments.

Thursday November 14: Be writing introduction. Final draft of procedure due by end of class.

Wednesday November 13: Begin writing/continue to research introduction. Turn in what part of the introduction for which you are responsible.

Tuesday November 12: Rough draft of procedure due by 10pm this evening.

Monday November 11: Continue working on procedure. Have a list of materials ready to turn in by the end of class taking particular note of items that you are not able to provide.