The above link has all of the information presented on 8-30. It is a combination of science specific information as well as school information.
I have two types of classes. A GATE class which is my period 4 and then my periods 1,3,5,6. If your child is NOT in GATE, please disregard the information. If it says "all" next to any assignments or information than that applies to all classes.
OFFICE HOURS: FRIDAY MORNINGS 7:40-8:05- Students MUST have a pass or make an appointment.
test retake form- In order to retake the student needs to clear a time with me 48 hours in advance. This document also needs to be printed and brought in with parent and student signatures. Parent support is required for retakes. Retakes need to be completed within two weeks of the first test being taken.
Monday- NO SCHOOL-President's Day HW- STUDY for test
Tuesday- Study guide and review- students went through every part of the test and wrote which parts they needed to study and what they knew. HW- study for test!
Wednesday- Study day on oceans part 1 notes- self-assessment given HW- study all notes! (oceans facts, features of ocean floor, and types of boundaries)
Thursday- TEST- oceans part 1 notes- see below for notes links
Friday- "What's Killing Killer Whales?" - Science World article and analysis document
To get to the article follow these steps:
1. go to https://scienceworld.scholastic.com/
2. go to login- login as student- enter the code rainpen2
3. go to upper right and type into the search engine- Killer Whales
4. the article will appear in as archive- click on the image and begin reading the article.
5. After you have read the article, pull up the worksheet link- look above this sentence- it is titled "What is Killing Killer Whales"- On a clean piece of paper you will complete the questions. This will be collected on Monday! Take this seriously.
Monday- Gallery walk of all Black History Month scientists and inventors- students MUST finish any work from Friday that was incomplete over the weekend and come ready Monday to share. There will be no makeups and late turn ins for this assignment. The information researched needs to be put onto a Google slide. The criteria is:
- Name and picture of person (if possible)
- DOB- date of birth
- Accomplishments – write out all
- Why so influential?
- Influential quote
Tuesday- Intro to oceans- powerpoint introduction- notes to be taken in class. HW- review ANY notes completed in class
Wednesday- United For One Day- in advisory class all day HW- review any notes from Monday
Thursday- IN LAB G-5- Ocean scavenger hunt HW- review notes
Friday- grade scavenger hunt- draw and label structures of the ocean floor HW- study notes over the weekend-(40 minutes)
Monday- GATE training for Cook- students will complete a SRP self-assessment in preparation for their test- TUESDAY- and then complete research to learn about an influential African American scientists/inventor for Black History month HW- STUDY!!! (COLLECTING TUESDAY- for a grade- srp worksheet, self-assessment, and Bill Nye Energy notes)
Tuesday- TEST on SRP worksheet- anything on the worksheet is fair game :) HW- None
Wednesday- grade tests- Chicken Soup HW- none
Thursday- SRP presentations HW- complete any research from Monday that is incomplete.
Friday- SRP reflection and continue research from Monday HW- FINISH SLIDE ON GOOGLE- DUE MONDAY! No exceptions!
January 27- 31
Monday- complete filter tests (if needed) and answer essential question by reading artcle and using evidence- "how does the quality of water affect the quality of life?" HW- none
Tuesday- Bill Nye Energy as introduction- types of energy and definitions HW- none
Wednesday- 3ps recess (if earned) OR How does water create energy? HW- none
Thursday- SRP presentation notes- SRP will be coming February 6th- kinetic vs potential energy and renewable and nonrenewable resources HW- Review any notes taken in class a minimum of 20 minutes
Friday- finish presentation- TEST TUESDAY on entire worksheet! HW- Study over the weekend! (at least an hour)
Monday- MLK DAY
Tuesday- body of water research and share- USA HW- none
Wednesday- 3 Ps free time OR complete research (depends on the class and who earned) HW- none
Thursday- Design water filtration systems HW- none
Friday- construct and test filters HW- none
Monday- Water Cycle notes HW- study notes! test on water cycles and bodies of water WEDNESDAY!!
Tuesday- Review all notes- gamestyle- HW- STUDY notes! test Wednesday
Thursday- Grade tests- intro to water unit- multiple stations where students will answer the core questions: How does the quality of water affect the quality of life? HW- none
Friday- carrying the weight of water- students will physically carry gallons of water a certain distance to mimic the journey other individual must forego to get water for their families in other parts of the world concurrently looking at real life images of how women and children gain access to clean water and writing a reflection. HW- none
lab coat - Inside the lab coat write out your new habit for science and your action plan for how it will be achieved.
Tuesday in class site research- types of bodies of water- types of bodies of water - click on this to get the article
types of bodies of water- key points- what is highlighted is what you will need to know about each type of body of water for the test
The test on Water Cycle is TBD- either Monday or Tuesday of next week
Monday- creating habits for greater academic success- students chose one thing they wanted to improve on in science to help them be more successful. Students wrote out a set of systems for this goal and created a lab coat with the information inside of it. Lab coats will be kept in class as a daily reminder. NO HW- other than to begin working on new habit :)
Tuesday- finish lab coats- begin looking at different types of bodies of water. NO HW- finish lab coat if not done- Due Wed.
Wednesday- Finish types of bodies of water article
Thursday- What do you know? Bill Nye water cycle video and worksheet- HW- none
Friday- 3 Ps lessons in all classes
Extra Credit- to be completed Wednesday!- students will be able to received 3 extra credit points if they are able to label 15 bones on a blank skeleton. This is ALL OR NOTHING. Bones are: cranium, mandible, clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius, ulna, carpal, metacarpal, phalenges, sternum, pelvis, femur, tibia, fibia.
Monday - HOUR OF CODE via code.org- GATE and P1,3,4,5,6
Tuesday- Forensic/anthrology lesson- students will learn how scientists can determine the life of a person or animal by analyzing their bones.
Wedneday- QUIZ on muscular/skeletal system- this will be an open book test! Completed notes are still due on Wednesday for points!
Thursday- complete forensic lesson
Friday- intro to immune system- each student will receives a specific type of disease to reasearch. They will compile information and create a visual representing their illness and present it to the class next week.
GATE ONLY- completing Code Card research!- all information found will be need to be typed and placed into a slide on the group Google Slideshow. Resources must be sited. Images must be approved by Mrs. Cook. Presentations of patients will begin next week!
December 2- 6
Monday- grade nervous system tests- Chicken Soup- discuss the week
Tuesday- SOS- Signs of Suicide presentation done by Mrs. Martin, school social worker. Letters about this lesson went out a month ago to students hard copy. PLease contact the office for questions.
Wednesday- Muscular/Skeletal System intro- name as many bones as you can, notes given
Thursday- book notes- page 1
Friday- book notes- page 2
Monday- Bill Nye Nervous System- recording 10 things learned from video (for points) and note card fill out for test- TUESDAY! Students can write any notes needed on their notecard and use it on the test. In class time given to fill it out but it is homework if they do not finish.
Tuesday- TEST on Nervous System- Key terms- page 1, What is sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste and their main stimuli or key ideas. What are the four tastes? Central Nervous System- what is it made of? All notes under "Brain"- key parts and functions . Spinal Cord responsibility, Peripheral Nervous System- two types of nerves and functions. Involuntary responses importance. Autonomic Nervous System- what does it control, distinct functions, Fight or Flight, Voluntary Nervous System- two sets of muscles.
Wednesday- FREE DAY for all students who finished their nervous system packets!! congrats and thank you! Those who did not finish, were given ANOTHER opportunity to get notes done. The packet is worth 50 points and student had a week now to complete it. Whatever is incomplete after today will be given the grade earned.
HAVE AN AMAZING THANKSGIVING! I AM THANKFUL TO SEE YOUR FACES EACH DAY!
Monday- grade respiratory tests, Chicken Soup, notes for nervous system- HW- none
Tuesday- Key vocabulary- page 1- HW- study key terms
Wednesday- one on one student conferences- students will work on packets (senses information)- HW- review key terms
Thursday- same as Wednesday- HW- review the senses notes completed
Friday- finish conferences- go over senses notes and see how far class got- HW- review key terms and senses notes
TEST ON NERVOUS SYSTEM- TUESDAY NOV. 26TH! (Key terms, senses, TBD)
Monday- Veteran's Day!- THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SERVED!!
Tuesday- Respiration assessment and notes
Thursday- review notes and self-assessment
Friday- TEST on respiratory system
Monday: P 1,3,5,6- Study day for Circulatory system and Heart Rate day- various exercises that allow students to asses their heart's workability.
GATE- continue working on diagrams. Retake specialty quiz if needed
Tuesday: 1,3,5,6- TEST- CIRCULATORY SYSTEM- chambers info, blood cells, and vessels- KWL to repiratory system
GATE- diagrams- complete for coloring
Wednesday- 1,3,5,6- Grade tests
GATE- color diagrams
Thursday- 1,3,5,6- Respiratory system path- counting our breaths
GATE- TEST on system!
Friday: 1,3,5,6- Respiratory system teach- finish notes
GATE- grade tests- MOCK TEACH- ALL WORK DUE THE 18TH!!!- worksheets typed and printed, diagrams, and 3-D models
October 28- November 1- new unit- body systems (homework all week- STUDY ANY IN CLASS NOTES)
GATE will have entirely different curriculum all quarter. Periods 1,3,5,6= tests Tuesday, weekly
Monday- (ALL) grade cells tests, body systems introduction and what to expect. GATE- to receive CODE BLUE information
Tuesday- 1,3,5,6- Introduction and KWL for circulatory system- notes given
- GATE- specialty groups given and CODE BLUE folders given of information about unit and specialty papers.
Wednesday- 1,3,5,6- path of the blood demonstration
- GATE- specialty groups- work on system outlines
Thursday- 1,3,5,6- Parts of the heart and functions of the chambers- MINI QUIZ ON CHAMBERS NOTES AND TYPES OF BLOOD CELLS!!!
- GATE- same as Wednesday
Friday- 1,3,5,6- entrance ticket for a grade on notes covered so far- complete in class notes and review
GATE- same as Wednesday
1,3,5,6- TEST ON CIRCULATORY SYSTEM TUESDAY NOV. 5TH
GATE- review system at home- no work for project to be done at home- only at school but please study and review!
October 21-25- STUDY NIGHTLY for test Friday!- Cell Rap on Youtube!
Monday- Chicken Soup- finishing book notes, Cell Thoery concepts, and vocab
Tuesday- Cell Thoery WS and Bill Nye Cell video
Thursday- (half day)- extra credit presentations- two verses plus the chorus- must be memorized to receive credit. Must add additional creativity to get 2 points. Self-assessment when presentations are done
Friday- TEST on cells- cell theory, book notes (p 9-12 in text), and all vocab
Monday- no school
Tuesday- expectations and procedures overview- Cell Rap intro
Wednesday-Cell Rap- Cell Theory
Thursday- Cell Rap- Cell Theory review- cell vocabulary and flash cards
Friday- Cell Thoery entrance ticket- review cell vocab
Sept 30-Oct 4
Monday- finish any parts of the project- work on graphing plant data/Science World
Tuesday- DODGEBALL ALL DAY- NO SWITCHING- Students will stay in 3rd period
Wednesday and Thursday- PRESENT PROJECTS
Friday- no school- teacher grade day!
HAPPY FALL BREAK!
Monday- grade LPT test and go over plant final project- DUE OCT 2!
Tuesday- decide on project and begin work- this is to be done at school only please!
Wednesday- Friday- work on project.
Mrs. Cook will be out with a substitute half day Thursday, all of Friday, and Monday the 30th. (I am moving into my new house :)). I will try to get to emails in a timly manner.
ALL missing or late work is due Thursday Sept. 26th- NO EXCEPTIONS!
plant final project- students will chose one choice and work to complete it with the highest of quality. Projects will be presented to the class on Wednesday and Thursday Oct 2&3. Again, projects are due the 2nd!
Sept 16-20- homework all week- study notes nightly
Monday: Leaves, Photosynthesis, and Tropsisms notes handed out and completed in class (students worked independently with substitute)
Tuesday: go over notes from Monday and observation #8- last and final
Wednesday: self- assessment
Thursday: Happy Birthday Mrs. Cook- lets study for our test! :)- Kahoot and study game
Friday: TEST- leaves, photosynthesis, tropisms notes- extra credit questions to come from Bee Types notes
Sept 9-13- tentative- no HW or new notes
Monday: study day for roots and stems notes- observation #5
Tuesday: Roots and Stems- TEST! all notes are due and will be collected
Wednesday- Grade tests- 9-11 discussion
Thursday- Bee types and observation #7
Friday- Bee importance- agriculturally and environmentally- in class research and notes
Homework all week (Wednesay-Friday) study any notes done in class.
Monday- LABOR DAY
Tuesday- Finish Bill Nye- collect notes taken during video for points- Observation #3
Wednesday: Roots and Stems notes given - vocab completed in class
Thursday: Finish any vocab and begin book notes
Friday: finish observation notes and observation #4- QUIZ on vocab!
Week of Aug 23-27
Monday- observation #2 and seeds book notes- grade will be taken
Tuesday- finish notes study
Wednesday- self-assessment- students will be asked test questions and students will need to write out their answers- not graded
Thursday- TEST on seeds vocab and book notes- this will be collected with the test
Friday- observation #3- grade will be taken
Week of Aug 19-23
Monday- grade tests and finish case studies- students are practicing observing and inferencing
Tuesday: Plant the plants- students will be planting Wisconsin Fast Plants which will be our focus for five weeks
Wednesday: reward for 3Ps if earned, otherwise, set up for seeds notes
Thursday: Seeds notes
Friday: observation #1 of plant growth
HOMEWORK ALL WEEK- review any notes done in class nightly
Week of Aug 12-16-
*** homework each night- to review in class notes a minimum of 20 minutes to prepare for Friday's quiz***
scientific method notes- Please exclude constants/controls and independent vs dependent variables
Monday: finish partner introductions and being scientific method notes- students will be making a graphic organizer with all notes
Tuesday: scientific method notes- students will be shown a powerpoint and are required to write in notes as they are explained.
Wednesday: finish notes, review, begin case studies- the case studies are a way to implement the knowledge learned (scientific method)
Thursday: case studies in class
Friday: quiz on scientific method notes- students will need to know how to explain what happens within that part of the scientific method.
Week of Aug 5-9
Monday- GATE contracts due All- safety contracts sent home- due Friday signed- in class- find commonalities among peers
Tuesday- dice-breakers and name game
Wednesday- Who am I?- personal questionnaire and share
Thursday- peer interviews
Friday- QUIZ on safety contract- the quiz will only cover the information on the contract. The contract is also due on Friday. I will NOT collect it early so that students can review.