Monday: Memorial Day (No School)
Tuesday: We will finish watch the Cosmos video in class.
When finished you will try to finish one crossword puzzle. Choose from the options found on this website
Wednesday: Groups of three work on a student designed lesson. Use the "You Be the Teacher" guide to plan your groups instruction. Choose from these essential questions on what you lessons objective (what do you want the students to learn) will be.
Thursday: Finish "Be the Teacher" lesson plan. Following that you may use your device choose two of the following science based websites to investigate. Use this file and choose the video/website you are interested in learning about. Summarize your thoughts on the video/website you have chosen using this file.
If the videos don't open you could try opening the Firefox web browser. You can choose any video from this video series as well.
We have our EOG testing schedule for this week. See this link here for more information. Tests will start on Wednesday, and continue Thursday and we will have our Science test on Friday.
Monday: We will report to class and then move to the 100 building to receive and EOG Science Tutorial. We will be taking our test on Friday using computers and it will be delivered using special testing software. It's important to use this time to practice/review to see how this test procedure works.
Homework: Begin filling out the Health and Disease Study guide using this part of the EOG's Coach book.
Tuesday: Work on EOG Coaches Book material you recieved Monday in class. After finishing you will use these videos to help with EOG review. Brainpop Login: wcecaryms password: brainpop
Energy Uses and Natural Resources
Released 8th Grade Science Test and the answer key
Also use the eog review full edition study guide to review.
EOG Coach Book: Natural Resources
E.E. Time: Use EOG Study Guide. Work in groups of 5 and play Pictionary use vocabulary terms from one section of your groups choice.
Monday: Stations on Biotic and Abiotic Population Dynamics.
Lab Station cards if you prefer to work at your seat quietly.
Use this link and watch the video (use headphones if you have them) for Station #7.
At the "Rest Stations", number #4 and #8: use time wisely to complete stations you have visited but not yet completed.
You may also work on Limiting Factors assignment, or, complete EOG Coach book study quide.
Station #5: reading
Station #6 Questions
Station #7 Video and Questions
Monday: Ecosystem vocabulary terms. Use this study guide to help and fill in the vocabulary term chart.
Two different points of view about wolves living in Yellowstone Park. Read the different articles and at first determine the "big idea" the author proposes. Next, read a second time and use the "close reading symbols" below to annotate the reading.
after taking close reading notes, work with a partner, share and compare notes with each other. Then answer this question using direct evidence from the text. "What are the differing points of view each author had about wolves belonging in Yellowstone National Park"?
Tuesday: Watch video on the impact wolves had made in Yellowstone National Park. Read an article written from a different point of view concerning the wolf population.
Finish your Two Column Notes and compare/contrast the two authors point of view.
Finish by completing the drawing with the bear by filling in suitable biotic and abiotic elements need for a suitable arrangement to survive. Use this chart as a guide.
Wednesday: Density dependent and density independent limiting factors.
Start by reading this useful vocabulary guide.
Assignment due Friday: Select a habitat from this website. It can be a river or stream, pond or lake, old growth forest, desert, mountain meadow, prairie, marsh. Compile the following lists of organisms that live in that particular habitat:
Assignment: Select one organism from you list and write a short story of about 300 words about how that organism survived when two limiting factors, of your choice, in their habitat changed for the worse. Include two illustrations.
Optional: Do same assignment but as a 10 frame cartoon strip.
STEM Elective: Garden Club link on chalk art
E.E.: EOG Review Guide
Monday: Use the two column notes sheet as we complete notes on food and nutrients.
Use infographic 1 and infographic 2 to help answer the following questions for 4 nutritional labels.
If using the infographics is confusing, this video about using food labels can be helpful.
Early finishers go to www.choosemyplate.gov
Tuesday: Healthy Living Packet: Work with a partner to finish each stage of the packet concluding with producing either a poster, or, poem.this link.
Username: wcecaryms password: brainpop
Wednesday: Complete the 7 Stations covering Cell division and cancer. Put answers on the Stations "Passport" packet.
Useful website for research to help with any of the stations. Thursday
Station #1 Video
Station #3 Website that helps research different cancer screening technology
Station #4 Reading and Questions
Station #5 Test Questions
Station #6 "Learn from an expert" video
Thursday: Examining the health risks of smoking. First view video (may have to log in using Discovery Education username/password-then after you will need to read this to gather information about smoking.
Complete the activity on the current topic of E-Cigarettes-Are they a better alternative, or, harmful. After finishing the reading:
Early finishers visit this website on the bodies ability to recover once the person quits smoking.
Friday: Review for prior understanding on the topic of ecosystems and populations.
This week in E.E. : Complete guide for EOG Science review.
Monday: Use interactive on the this website and fill-in/answer questions 1-13 on this sheet. Take notes on this guided notes sheet using this Powerpoint. Read and annotate this summary of Cellular Respiration.
Tuesday: Stations for photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Link to station 7
This Transpiration interactive can help you finish your brochure.
Wednesday: Finish brochure on photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Note taking from this Powerpoint. Use this student guided note sheet along with the Powerpoint.
If you finish early use this "Virtual Cell" website on your device to review parts of a cell. Show your work of what your learned from this interactive website by filling in the answers on this worksheet.
This week in E.E. : Complete guide for EOG Science review.
Monday: Introduction to Evolution of Life. Watch the videos and write your thoughts/comments in the box (or fill in the blank) using this sheet. The links to the video are on the sheet.
Tuesday: Use the Guided Notes sheet to fill in notes covering evidence of evolution by viewing the Powerpoint slides. Complete the comparison of evolution mechanisms (read and annotate-answer questions in boxes 1-4). Homework: Write your own two scenarios of how some particular feature of a species evolved. Use reading and notes from the comparison of evolution mechanisms as your guide.
Wednesday: Finish notes and work on evidence of evolution worksheet.
If you finish early use "Stories from the fossil record" evidence chart.
Thursday: Complete the Homologous structures and vestigial structures worksheet. Finally we will put together different lines of evidence to see how science infers relationships between several species. Complete this exercise and use these images to fill out data table 1.
Monday:Earth History video "Fearless Earth". Fill out this answer sheet that goes with the video.
HW: Creating a time scale of your own life. Use this paper as a guide and for directions of complete the assignment.
Tuesday: Significant Events in Geologic history. Place the significant events of on page one into the the correct time period. To reference where each go use the following pages as your guide.
Wednesday: Finish Station review work on Plate Tectonics. Fill out what knowledge you recall using the images and diagrams from each station. Work on Chapter 8 Section 2 (pages 325-329 in textbook) for Vocabulary and key Questions.
Thursday: Please review this Quizlet before Fridays Quiz.
Understand the history of Earth and its life forms based on evidence of change recorded in fossil records and landforms.
Monday: Many times, the word “Evolution” is perceived as a controversial term. Today we will create your own “definition” of evolution and become more comfortable with the term. In every case, students come to the conclusion that evolution is “change over a period of time.” Homework: Evolution Timeline
Tuesday: Work on Evolution Timeline at beginning of class. Following the directions shown in the homework link from Monday. Textbook pages 318-324 will introduce fossils. Any part of the idea/details not finished will be completed for homework. If you finish early in class you may use the time to study from this Quizlet set.
Wednesday Students gather information and work toward a closer approximation of the actual sentence. Students will learn that a) Scientific ideas are developed through reasoning; b)Theories are central to scientific thinking; c) Science does not prove or conclude; d) science is always a work in progress, and e)Science corrects itself.
Determine the age of rocks using fossil records.
Thursday Finish fossil record lab (hand in both pink and yellow sheets). Make a flip book using these directions covering the topic of relative dating and the concepts that go with it.
Friday: Finish flip book. Begin working on a computer on the interactive fossil lab.
Saturday: Finish Fossil Lab on computers (Stations 1-24)
Answer Questions on pages 3-6 using websites)