Earth Science 2017/18

Join me this year as we take a journey to explore Earth’s systems and the Universe in which we live.  We will build understanding of the nature and history of science as the foundation of understanding how the Earth and its systems function and why this information is relevant to our lives. We will cover a variety of topics including Earth history, geology, meteorology, and astronomy through science inquiry, hands-on labs, reading, presentations, and debates, among others....

Week 36: May 21-25

posted May 20, 2018, 2:20 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated May 25, 2018, 1:19 PM ]

Current Unit: Earthquake Engineering

If you have not tested your structure, make an appointment to do it at lunch with Mrs. Davis
FUNAL DRAFT OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT DUE Wednesday 23rd! 
GROUP DATA FOR EACH PERIOD IN ATTACHED EXCEL FILE BELOW!

Day 1:
- Rough Draft of Seismic Design Due Today
- Evaluate Peer Group Work HERE
- Peer Editing of Papers
- Print and Turn in Papers 

Day 2: 
- Permission Slips
- Turn in Summative Assessments
- Begin Climate Change Unit 
- Take a quick poll on climate change HERE

Day 3:
- Permission Slips
- Last Day to turn in Summative Assessment without Penalty
- Climate Change Unit

Day 4: 
- Climate Change Unit
CER 1: what evidence is there to show there is a rise in global temperature?
Write down one statement from each graph.
Use the data to create a CER statement.
Claim:  ______________, ____________________, and ______________________ provide 
evidence that there is a rise in global temperature.
Evidence: (describe the evidence)
Reasoning: my evidence supports my claim because…

Advisor Survey

posted May 17, 2018, 12:06 PM by Jennifer Davis

Week 35: May 14-18

posted May 13, 2018, 10:42 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated May 20, 2018, 11:10 AM ]

Current Unit: Earthquake Engineering
Open for lunch to work on Engineering Project every day this week!
ROUGH DRAFT OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT DUE MONDAY 21ST 
GROUP DATA FOR EACH PERIOD IN ATTACHED EXCEL FILE BELOW!

Day 1:
-test structures
-AFTER TODAY, ALL BUILDING MUST HAPPEN AT LUNCHES THIS WEEK!
-begin writing summative assessment (attached below)

Day 2: 
- test structures
- writing summative assessment

Day 3:
- test structures
- writing summative assessment

Day 4: 
- last day to test structures
- writing summative assessment

Week 34: May 7-11

posted May 8, 2018, 8:52 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated May 8, 2018, 8:53 PM ]

Current Unit: Earthquake Engineering

Open for lunch to work on Engineering Project every day this week!

Late Assignments: (details in Week 33)
SD Assignment 1: Seismic Design Techniques (18 pts) 
SD Assignment 2: Individual Sketch (15 pts)

Day 1: 
-Fabulous Finish Talk by Principal Bland
-Group Sketch & Budget Due (turn in when testing structure)
-Purchase Materials for Project

Day 2: 
-Build Day!!

Day 3:
-Build Day!!

Day 4: 
-Build first half of class.
-Begin testing Structures!

Week 33: Apr 30- May4

posted May 1, 2018, 10:04 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated May 6, 2018, 9:51 PM ]

Current Unit: Earthquake Engineering

Day 1: 
- Completed Summary for Cornell Notes & Turn In
- SD Assignment 1: Seismic Design Techniques (Due Wednesday)
    -Open your Notability File with your 3 homework photos
    -Name file “Seismic Design Techniques”
    -Do an internet search to find and add 3 more design ideas
    -Search “Seismic Design Techniques”
    -Click on images you like to get primary source
    -Add the url to the photo
     For each image:    
        Use the highlighter to outline the specific feature
        label the specific feature with its technical name
        describe why it is good for seismic stability (may need more research)

Day 2: 
- Discussed Engineering Design Cycle
- Reviewed Criteria and Constraints for Seismic Design Engineering Project
SD Assignment 2: Individual Sketch (15 pts) - HOMEWORK
    -Use project criteria to create an individual sketch of your model on graph paper (6pts).
    -Label straws, pins, string and paper clips (2pts).
    -Include top and side views (4pts).
    -Show how you will attach base to cardboard (1pt).
    -Show how you will attach weights to building (1pt).
    -Indicate how you will create joints between straws (1pt). 

Day 3:
- Finished SD 3 Individual Sketch
- Got into groups and discussed sketches

Day 4: 
- Got into Design Groups and shared individual sketches
- Combined best ideas into Final Group Sketch
- Created a budget based on the Final Sketch
- Some groups purchased materials and began to build

SD Assignment 3: Final Group Sketch & Budget (keep until test day)
    -Create a sketch of final group design TO SCALE!  
    -Meet all criteria set in the project
    -Label straws, pins, string and paper clips
    -Include top and side views 
    -Show how you will attach base to cardboard
    -Show how you will attach weights to building
    -Indicate how you will create joints between straws

Week 32: Apr 23-27

posted Apr 22, 2018, 7:55 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated May 1, 2018, 9:52 PM ]

Current Unit: Plate Tectonics
TEST THIS TUESDAY, 24th!!
Use Quizlet to Study!!  https://quizlet.com/_4ql2ly 
Use Kahoot Review for Test HERE

Day 1: Plate Boundaries & Test Review
- Finish Cascadia Subduction Zone Cracker Model
Cascadia Subduction Model

- Kahoot Review for Test HERE

Day 2: Plate Tectonics
- Plate Tectonics Test!!

Day 3: Plate Tectonics
- Review Test
- Test Corrections for those who need it
- If you do not need to do test corrections read 7.2 in the CK-12 Textbook and Answer Questions 1-11
Day 4:
- Cornell Notes for Great Cascadia Earthquake of 1700 (see notes attached below)

Week 31: Apr 16-20

posted Apr 15, 2018, 1:13 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 9:15 AM ]

Quarter 4: 30% late penalty!
Current Unit: Plate Tectonics
TEST ON TUESDAY, 24th!!
Use Quizlet to Study!!  https://quizlet.com/_4ql2ly 

Day 1: Convection
- Conducted Convection Lab (didn't finish write up)
- Convection Lab Sheet attached Below
- Define Plate Tectonic Theory
- Download and Begin Examples for Vocab Chart (attached below)

Day 2: Tectonic Plates
- Describe 2 types of crust and 3 types of plate interactions 
- Oreo plate boundary demonstration

Day 3: Plate Boundaries
- Observe, describe, and classify data to determine what features are created at different plate boundaries around the world. 
- Fill out the Plate Boundary Investigation sheet attached waaayyy below. 
- Resources for each boundary type:

Day 4: Oregon Plate Boundary
- Checked Vocab Examples
- We filled in the Boundary Chart on the back of the Vocab Chart (Key attached below)
- Using data from Day 3, student will create a model of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
- Took photo and will label on Monday

Week 29: Apr 9-13

posted Apr 8, 2018, 1:41 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 1:09 PM ]

Current Unit: Plate Tectonics

**End of Quarter 3: Friday 13th!!

Day 1: Plate Tectonics
- Finish Plate Puzzle and CER
- Graded Q3 Notebooks (20 Warm Ups)

Day 2: Continental Drift
- Really finished Poster and CER
- Learner.org (optional) Look ahead to Plate Tectonics
- Started notes on Seafloor Spreading 

Day 3: Plate Tectonics
- Many kids on field trips so classes that met did an engineering project

Day 4: Plate Tectonics
- Notes on Seafloor Spreading
- Conducted Convection Lab (didn't finish write up)
- ConvectionLab Sheet attached Below


Week 28: Apr 2-6

posted Apr 1, 2018, 7:46 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated Apr 8, 2018, 1:38 PM ]

New Unit: Plate Tectonics
*Rock Cycle iMovie Redo due Friday*
**End of Quarter 3: Friday 13th!!

Day 1: Plate Tectonics
- iMovie Review and Planning (any redo, due Friday 6th)
- Plate Tectonics Pre-Tests (required) 

Day 2: Continental Drift
- make up pre-tests if absent
- complete yearbook survey HERE
- Have the continents always been where they are today?

Day 3: Plate Tectonics
- Activity: Continent Movement over Time (paste in notebook)
- Began notes on Continental Drift

Day 4: Plate Tectonics
- Notes on the 4 pieces of evidences for Continental Drift Theory
- Activity: Poster of Pangaea Puzzle and Claim-Evidence-Reasoning 


Week 27: Mar 20-24

posted Mar 18, 2018, 5:41 PM by Jennifer Davis   [ updated Apr 1, 2018, 7:37 PM ]

Preparing for the OAKS Test: Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skill for Science
**All 8th Grade Students will be taking the OAKS test March 20th and 21st**

OAKS PRACTICE QUIZLETS 
Physical Science Review Quizlet HERE
Planet Review HERE
General Chemistry Review HERE
Earthquake and Volcano Review HERE
Life Science Review HERE
Plant and Animal Cell Review HERE

Day 1: OAKS Preparation
- Review New NGSS-based Test Questions
- Homework: Get Sleep, Eat Breakfast and Lunch, and Drink Lots of Water

Day 2: OAKS Test
- Students Take OAKS Test (all period)

Day 3: OAKS Test
- Students Take OAKS Test (some will finish)
- Get feedback on Rock Cycle iMovie

Day 4: Fun Science Day!
- Dry Ice Lab: No Makeup 

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