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John Adams

Middle School

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

 

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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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