March 2-6 The end of plate tectonics!

Friday March 6: Unit test on Plate Tectonics

Thursday March 5: Ms. Smyser will answer questions about the test in class. Study session in room 302 today after school!

Wednesday March 4: Study for the unit test. Please find the review sheet and all of the powerpoints listed below.

Tuesday March 3: Finish the topographic map lab. Begin studying if there is time.

Monday March 2: Begin the topographic map lab

February 24-28 Volcanic Landforms

Friday February 28: 2-7 Quiz Volcanic Landforms

Thursday February 27: Finish going over the powerpoint and study for the quiz

Wednesday February 26: Go over powerpoints together; Turn in one question that you think should be on the quiz

Tuesday February 25: Finish working on the powerpoints for 2-7 Volcanic Landforms

Monday February 24: Read section 2-7 Volcanic Landforms (p. 200-205) and make your own powerpoint. Try to think of this as a method of taking notes. You should only include things that you think may be important enough to be on a quiz. You will want to find pictures and maybe even videos that help you understand what you are writing about. Pretend like you are writing it for a classmate to study from (like the ones that I have made). There will be no questions for this section.

February 10-14 The Changing Geography of Your Community

Friday February 14: Quiz on 2-6 The Changing Geography of Your Community.

Thursday February 13: Finish reviewing the section and answer remaining questions. Study for the quiz tomorrow.

Wednesday February 12: Go over the 2-5 quiz and the lab from 2-6. Review the 2-6 powerpoint and questions The Changing Geography of Your Community with the instructor. Questions are due by the beginning 8 am this morning for completion.

Tuesday February 11: Catch-up Day. Ms. Smyser will be absent. Use this day to finish your lab, finish your questions and if all of your science is done, work on other assignments that have been neglected because of the recent demands of science.

Monday February 10: Read the 2-6 powerpoint and section. Answer the 2-6 questions. This will be a silent work day.

February 3-7 Plate Boundary and Environments

Friday February 7: Work on 2-6 Lab The Changing Geography of Your Community. Finish lab today and turn in.

Thursday February 6: Work on 2-6 Lab The Changing Geography of Your Community

Wednesday February 5: 2-5 Quiz Plate Boundaries and Plate Environments. If applicable, work on ExploraVision when the quiz is over.

Tuesday February 4: Finishing going over the 2-5 questions and study for the quiz tomorrow (Wednesday February 4)

Monday February 3: Finish reading powerpoint and section and turn in questions. Begin reviewing the powerpoint with the instructor.

January 27-January 31 Plate Motions and Plate Interactions

Friday January 31: Have questions finished to be graded for completion. Review questions and powerpoint with instructor.

Thursday January 30: Finish 2-5 lab Plate Environments and complete the reading and answering the questions.

Wednesday January 29: 2-4 Quiz on Plate Boundaries and Plate Environments. Begin 2-5 Lab Plate Boundary Environments

Tuesday January 28: Finish reviewing the powerpoint. Study for the quiz and work on ExploraVision if there is time.

Monday January 27: Have questions ready to be graded for completion by 8am. Review of the powerpoint and questions with the instructor.

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.