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John Adams

Middle School

Lessons and Assignments
Weekly Format: 
Monday - Planners 
Wednesday - Assignments due
Friday - Assessment (Quiz)

 

NOTE: Students MUST bring a pencil and science notebook to class everyday.

Monday (12/11) – Monday Opener/Planners
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Students that were absent need to take the lab exam (Students that refused to take the exam on Friday will have to made up the exam Tuesday after school.)
- Review of assessments this quarter with student required responses
- Hand back mineral maps for finishing
- Honors Science - Crystal Pre-lab/set up

Tuesday (12/12) – 
- Honor Science - Crystal Lab
- Science - Crystal demonstratio
- Crystal Worksheets are due Wednesday!
- Ms. Las will be available from 2:35-3:05 today. Students wanting to retake the mineral lab exam must come to an after school corrective session on Tuesdays.

Wednesday (12/13) – 
- Due today - Packet of 1) Mineral Maps, 2) Mineral Mining, 3) Crystals Worksheet
NOTE: These were all done in class. If a student did not finish, it needed to be completed as homework.

- Science Notebooks page 30 - Interior of the Earth (Students that do not have a science notebook will be asked to call home.) 

Thursday (11/14) –  
- ROCK CYCLE DRILL DAY science notebook pages 31 & 32. (This day will be intense and EVERY students will be called on for answers. Don't worry. Every years students beg me to repeat this lesson for it ends up they learn a lot and have fun once it gets going.)

Friday (12/15) –  
- Rock Cycle Quiz & Retakes
- NOTE: The mineral lab retakes will be Tuesdays after school.

This week's vocab:
mantle, core, inner core, crust, magma, lava, igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, sediment, cementing, compacting, weathering, 

Next Week - Karst Labs from Quarry Hill

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 Monday (12/4) – Monday Opener
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Hand back quizzes
- The corundum story
- Mineral Tables Review
- Mineral Lab

Tuesday (12/5) – 
- Mining Pre-lab (page 29 in notebook)
- Mining in Minnesota

Wednesday (12/6) 
- Mining Lab - Day #1 (lab ticket required - page 29)

Thursday (11/30) –  
- Mineral Lab - Day #2 (lab ticket required - lab day #1)

Friday (12/1) –  
- Lab Exam - Identifying Unknown Minerals
- Students may use their lab notes & then hand them in for grading. (page 28)

This week's vocab:
mineral, hardness, luster, cleavage, conchoidal, fracture, streak, breakage pattern

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Monday (11/27)
 – Monday Opener/Planners 
- Mineral Tables Review
- Mineral Lab - Goal - 5 minerals a day identified

NOTE: Catch Up (Ketchup) lunch this week. This is NOT a punishment. Students may request it. Students that have grades lower than a C should plan on attending. Students that did not finish the atom packet last quarter should attend. See Ms. Las for a pass.

Tuesday (11/28) – 
- Mineral Lab

Wednesday (11/29) – 
- Notebook check on Thursday this week
- Ms. Las will not be in the classroom
- Where are minerals found? assignment 

Thursday (11/30) –  
- Mineral Lab

Friday (12/1) –  
- - Bring a book to read.
Quiz:
1) Characteristics of a Mineral
2) Four testing materials and their hardnesses
3) Moh's Scale of Hardness
4) Mineral Vocab
- Bring a book to read.

This week's vocab:
mineral, hardness, luster, cleavage, conchoidal, fracture, streak, breakage pattern

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NOTE: Students MUST bring a pencil and science notebook to class everyday.

Monday (11/13)
 – Monday Opener/Planners 
- Notebook assignment: What is a mineral?
- Sub / Field trip Expectations 

Tuesday (11/14) – 
- Honor Science - Field trip at 10:15
- National Geographic's Splendid Stones - notebook assignment
- Conferences Tonight

Wednesday (11/15) – 
- Notebook check
- Mineral Tests (see vocab)
- Mohs Scale of Hardness
- Science RAP starts

Thursday (11/16) –  
- Staff Development Day - no school for students

Friday (11/17) –  
- Quiz: Characteristics of a Mineral
- mineral lab prep on tables

This week's vocab:
mineral, hardness, luster, cleavage, conchoidal, fracture, streak, breakage pattern

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NOTE: Students MUST bring a pencil and science notebook to class everyday.

Monday (10/30)
 – Monday Opener/Planners ()including planetarium schedule)
- Hand back atom quiz
- Target passes are available for student that did not finish the atom packet
- Spectrum lab demo

Tuesday (10/31) – 
- Planetarium Expectations
- Planet Share
- Lives of Starts Part I
** Help session after school today. This will end at 3:05.

Wednesday (11/1) – 
- Planet project due date extended until Friday
- Lives of Stars Part II
- Maybe some time to work on the planets project - honors projects

Thursday (11/2) –  
- HR diagram - bring your glue, scissors and colored pencils
- retake forms are due (NOTE: To retake a moon quiz, you must turn in a retake form and show Ms. Las your moon notes from your notebook.)

Friday (11/3) –  
- Quiz: Planets (You can use your project on the quiz.) This will include gravity and interia.
- Retakes
- Finish Hr diagrams
- Planet project due

This week's vocab:
fusion, HR Diagram

Special Note:Planetarium Schedule
LC 2 - going periods 1 & 2
LC 4 & 5 - going periods 4 & 5
LC 6 & 7 - going periods 6 & 7 (Few students need lunch passes)

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Monday (10/23) – Monday Opener/Planners, 
- Atom Flash cards - page 20 in notebook
-Honors: covalent bonding, ionic bonding, ions, isotopes

Tuesday (10/24) – 
-Gravity & Inertia
** Help session after school today. This will end at 3:05.

Wednesday (10/25) – 
- Start Planet project

Thursday (10/26) – 
- continue planet project
- retake forms are due (NOTE: To retake a moon quiz, you must turn in a retake form and show Ms. Las your moon notes from your notebook.)

Friday (10/27) – 
- Quiz: Atom
- Retakes
- Planet project

This week's vocab:
proton, neutron, electron, nucleus, orbit, atomic number, atomic mass, composition, inertia

Honors: ion, isotope

Due next week: new Moby Max section on the atom - will be shown in class


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Monday (10/16) – Monday Opener/Planners, 
- Reviewing the atom
-Atom packet

Tuesday (10/17) – 
-Atom Packet
** Quiz make-up after school today. This will end at 3:05.

Wednesday (10/18) – 
- Go over Moon Quizzes
- Finish atom packet
 Due Today: Hand in atom packet.

Thursday (10/19) – No School

Friday (10/20) – No School
This week's vocab:
proton, neutron, electron, nucleus, orbit, atomic number, atomic mass, periodic table

DUE NEXT Wednesday – Atom packet for those not finished on Friday.

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This week:

NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK!

Monday (10/9) – Monday Opener/Planners,
- Go over Seasons quiz
- Review using modeling (page 12 in notebook)

Tuesday (10/10) – Bell ringer,
- moon phases flash cards

Wednesday (10/11) – Bell Ringer,
- tides (neap and spring)
- modeling
- moon phases review
DUE TODAY - Moby Max -  moon

Thursday (10/12) – Bell ringer,
- eclipses (lunar and solar)
- modeling
- moon phases review

Friday (10/13) – Quiz: moon phases, moon lab, tides and eclipses, vocab

This week's vocab:
mare, maria, crater, waxing,waning, crescent, quarter, gibbous, satellite, neap tide, spring tide, lunar, solar

DUE NEXT Wednesday – to be announced.

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This week:

Monday (10/2) – Monday Opener/Planners, Make up for students absent, KWL moon group work, We choose to go to the moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wT_N1_OJG8    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6A72ufn3l4 Landing on the moon & impact on US and still today, http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/top-5-nasa-inventions10.htm

Tuesday (10/3) – Bell ringer, go over quiz, start moon lab

Wednesday (10/4) – Bell Ringer, notebook check, moon lab
DUE TODAY - Moby Max - earth, sun, moon

Thursday (10/5) – Bell ringer, moon lab and flash cards

Friday (10/6) – Quiz: moon movement, phases, and vocab (tentative) We will have time in class to work on Moby Max

This week's vocab:
mare, maria, crater, waxing,waning, crescent, quarter, gibbous, satellite

DUE NEXT Wednesday – Moby Max - Moon

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This week:

Monday (9/25) – Monday Opener/Planners, Make for students absent, Introduction to Moby Max, Google Classroom assignment: earth, sun movement in Moby Max, add color to notebooks if necessary

Tuesday (9/26) – Bell ringer, hand back quiz, go over Friday's quiz, Review seasons models, (notebook page 11)

Wednesday (9/27) – Bell Ringer, Notebook check, shadows check in, length of day, angle of light,  how to do a retake (notebook page 12)
DUE TODAY - Moby Max (rescheduled to next Wednesday)

Thursday (9/28) – Bell ringer, Lab - Why is the earth's orbit elliptical?

Friday (9/29) – Quiz: Seasons Common Assessment, seasons vocab quiz, retakes
Introduction to the moon

DUE NEXT Wednesday – Moby Max - earth, sun, moon

 

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This week:

Monday (9/18) – Monday Opener/Planners, Enter lab data in to Google Classroom database, Sticks, Active discussion, Grading

Tuesday (9/19) – Zork bell ringer, Rotation and Revolution definitions on page 7, Vocabulary act outs (other vocab: Orbit)

Wednesday (9/20) – Earth's 23 1/2 degree tilt and seasons, notebook page 8 (vocab: Solstice, Equinox)
DUE TODAY - Notebooks up to date

Thursday (9/21) – Lab: Light angles and shadows notebook page 9

Friday (9/22) – Quiz: Water on Zork Lab, Lab Practical: Rotation & Revolution, Textbook structure

DUE NEXT Wednesday – Google Classroom Seasons Review

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This week:

Monday (9/11) – Monday Opener/Planners, Remembering Jessica -  former JA student killed in 911, Science notebook set up - This is due Wednesday!

Tuesday (9/12) – Top 13 Discoveries in Astronomy - page 4 in notebooks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJSWI0MPrAw

Wednesday (9/13) – "Is there water on Zork?" Lab - part I (NOTE: Your contract must be in to participate in this lab.)
DUE TODAY - Contract of Understanding, All About Me in Google Classroom, Science notebook set up

Thursday (9/14) – "Is there water on Zork?" Lab - part II

Friday (9/15) – "Is there water on Zork?" Lab - discussion
(no quiz this week) 

DUE NEXT Wednesday – Notebook Check #1

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This week:

Monday (9/4) – no school

Tuesday (9/5) – Introduction

Wednesday (9/6) – Introduction to classroom procedures, Contract of Understanding (due 9/13)

Thursday (9/7) – Classroom procedures continued, Introduction to Google Classroom

Friday (9/8) – Media Center to work on assignment in Google Classroom (due 9/1

DUE NEXT Wednesday – Contract of Understanding, All About Me in Google Classroom

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