Week of October 23rd, 2017Posted by Amy Soffa at 10/16/2017
Monday - Complete 3-D Models
Tuesday - Cell Hierarchy Activity: you will create the circular map on Hierarchy with whatever living plant or animal of your choosing. Create a small poster with your information. Last, complete the Analysis Question on the back of your poster. You will have and tomorrow to complete this assignment for a grade.
Wednesday - Complete Cell Hierarchy Activity
Thursday - Create slides of animal and plant. View under microscopes.
Friday - Begin Cancer Jigsaw Activity
Week of October 16th, 2017Posted by Amy Soffa at 10/9/2017
Present Protist Poems!
Finish the “Notes: Cell Structure and Function” packet.
Begin Cell City if time...
Begin Cell Analogy if time...
Complete Cell Analogy and hand in for a grade.
Thursday: Begin 3-D Cell Models
Friday: 3-D Cell Models
No New vocab.
Week of October 9th, 2017Posted by Amy Soffa at 9/29/2017
Monday - Complete Protist Graphic Organizer
Take QUIZ on protists - open note
Tuesday - Connect-Extend-Challenge
Wednesday - Complete Connect-Extend-Challenge and turn in for a grade.
Thursday - Begin Plant and Animal Cell Colorings
Friday - Complete Colorings
Begin the “Notes: Cell Structure and Function” packet. This packet will be due on Monday at the end of class. It is a grade.
Week of October 2, 2017Posted by Amy Soffa at 9/25/2017
Monday - Microscope work: Label handout: Study microscopes and finally take a quiz on microscopes
Tuesday - Protist coloring sheets
Wednesday - Finish coloring sheets, Watch videos on Protists
Thursday - Finish videos, view Protists under a microscope
Friday - Finish viewing Protists and begin a Protis graphic organizer
Vocab: 16. cell membrane, 17. nucleolus, 18. mitochondria, 19. nucleus, 20. cell wall, 21. chloroplast, 22. cytoplasm, 23. nuclear membrane, golgi bodies (apparatus), 25. endoplasmic reticulum (ER), 26. vacuoles, 27. ribosomes, 28. lysosomes, 29. cytoskeleton, 30. centrioles, 31. chromosomes.
Week of September 25th, 2017Posted by Amy Soffa at 9/18/2017
Monday - panel of Experts for the Weather Unit Exam
Tuesday - Begin Cells: Living Things Video
Living Things Activity
Wednesday - Complete Living Things Activity
Thursday - Cell Theory Timeline
Friday - CK12 Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote: venn Diagram in notebook
Vocab: 1. eukaryote, 2. prokaryote, 3. autotroph, 4. heterotroph, 5. flagella, 6. cilia, 7. pseudopod,
8.volvox, 9. amoeba, 10. euglena, 11. paramecium, 12. unicellular, 13. multicellular, 14. cell theory, 15. organism
DEBATE ON CLIMATE CHANGE!Posted by Amy Soffa at 9/11/2017
Hello Penguins parents!!
The students will be working on a debate on whether climate change is caused by humans or is just a part of Earth's natural evolution. I would appreciate it if you sat down and talked with your student about your beliefs and why you believe a particular way. I want the students to pick what side they would like to defend by the end of this week. The students will begin to learn about debating a topic on Thursday and on Friday they will begin their research with their team. They will then come back to the debate project on Wednesday, September 20th and will finally hold their debate on Friday in their Science class.
I encourage you to talk with your student through this project. I hope that the students learn how to improve their research techniques as well as how to build a solid opinion based on facts.
I am really excited about this project!
Thank you for your support and all that you do to help the Penguins team!!
Weather Unit Exam will be on Tuesday, September 19th.Posted by Amy Soffa at 8/15/2017
Week of September 18th, 2017Posted by Amy Soffa at 8/4/2017
Monday - Review for Weather Unit Exam
Tuesday - Weather Unit Exam
Wednesday - Continue working on the Debate
Thursday - Continue working on the Debate
No vocab this week...
Week of September 11th, 2017Posted by Amy Soffa at 8/4/2017
Air quality Webquest
Begin Socratic Seminar project: The students will read 3-6 articles on air quality around the world and then answer a few critical thinking questions. This project teaches the students about the issues revolving around pollution anbd how it can be controlled.
Continue working on project
Begin Work on Debate
Continue working on the Debate
Week of August 14th, 2017 (Track 2) and September 4th (Track 3)Posted by Amy Soffa at 7/26/2017
Monday Track 2 - NOTEBOOK CHECK #3 TODAY / Tuesday Track 3
Winds PPT - Google Classroom
Winds Packet (with a partner) - Google Classroom
Tuesday Track 2 / Wedn Track 3
Make It Rain simulation - Google Classroom
Weather Forecasting - Google Classroom
Wednesday Track 2 / Thurs Track 3
Jet Stream Interactive - Google Classroom
Thursday Track 2 / Friday Track 3
Quiz on 7.E.1.3 (Weather: fronts, winds, temperature, air mass, weather maps, etc.) - Open Note...maybe...
Complete notebooks: glue handouts in and complete any assignments.
Friday Track 2 - Go over quizzes
Weekly vocab: 34. barometer, 35. jet stream, 36. coriolis effect, 37. Pressure gradient, 38. acid rain, 39. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency, 40. particulate matter. - LAST OF VOCAB FOR WEATHER UNIT.
Notebook check #3 Weather
Weather PPT 2 pages of notes – 5 points
Brainpop handouts (5) – 5 points
Fronts Activity – 2 points – Write up a sentence describing each of the fronts.
Pressure scaffolding – 3 points
Precipitation Scaffolding – 3 points
Hurricane / Tornado Activity – 6 points
Vocab (17 words) – 9 points
- low pressure system, 18. High pressure system, 19. cold front, 20. Warm front, 21. Thunderstorm, 22. Hurricane, 23. Tornado, 24. cirrus, 25. stratus, 26. cumulonimbus, 27. Thermometer, 28. barometer, 29. cumulus,
- wind vane, 31. psychrometer, 32. radar (Doppler), and 33. satellite
Points: 33 points
Due on Monday August 14th for Track 2 and Monday September 5th for Track 3