7th Envir. Science


March 2 - 6

posted Feb 27, 2015, 8:16 AM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry book to class all week.

MONDAY - Introduction to Elements and Periodic Table, pages 10, 80-83 (Homework: Element list)
TUESDAY - Review elements/symbols, Periodic Table basics & organization (Homework: review notes/element list)

WEDNESDAY - Periodic Table organization continued (Homework: review notes/element list)

THURSDAY- Small element quiz, Periods/Groups pages 86-87, trends of the table (Homework: Element selections for Fact Card)


February 23-27

posted Feb 13, 2015, 9:20 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 11:03 AM ]

New Chemistry book issued - needed in class all week


MONDAY - *New book, Introduction to Chemistry/Matter pages 6-7 (Homework: define Property, list 2 basic types)

TUESDAY - Properties of Matter (Homework: write out 2 specific properties for one specific substance)

WEDNESDAY - States of Matter, pages 42-47 (Homework: finish/review notes - Gases)

THURSDAY - States of Matter lab (Homework: Question #1C on page 53)


Energy Activity

posted Feb 10, 2015, 8:21 AM by Erin Duffy

Copy/paste the site below for activity
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index

February 9-13

posted Feb 6, 2015, 9:21 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Feb 11, 2015, 3:27 AM ]

**UPDATED for Snow Day


MONDAY - Snow Day

TUESDAY - Energy Quiz (Homework: remember to go to the Library/Hunter computer lab on Wednesday)

WEDNESDAY - Meet in Computer Lab for Energy Activity (Homework: finish activity if not done in class)

THURSDAY - Electricity in your home, Lightbulb activity (Homework: none, have a great week off!)


February 2-6

posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:37 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 12:18 PM ]

Updated for Monday's Snow Day...

MONDAY - School closed TUESDAY - Hydroelectric & Wind energy, pages 168-9 (Homework: complete Hydroelectric notes, review notes - - there will be a quiz next week)

WEDNESDAY - Geothermal Energy pages 169-170 (Homework:  complete Biomass notes, review notes - there will be a quiz next week)

THURSDAY - Biomass & Nuclear Energy (Homework: review energy notes for quiz on Monday)



*Use the Energy powerpoint to help review for your quiz. :)


January 26-30

posted Jan 23, 2015, 8:42 AM by Erin Duffy

Book to class Wednesday


MONDAY - Review fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas (Homework: Define “Fracking”, briefly describe what it is)

TUESDAY - Petroleum & Plastics (Homework: Plastic Pledge)

WEDNESDAY - Solar energy pgs.166-7 (Homework: Review new notes)

THURSDAY - Solar activity *sun permitting, dress to go outdoors (Homework: Read pages 168-9 Hydroelectric & Wind energy for Monday)


January 19-23

posted Jan 15, 2015, 11:25 AM by Erin Duffy

Book needed in class Thursday


MONDAY - MLK, no school

TUESDAY - Human connections with Earth, Gaia hypothesis, old book pages 189 (Homework: Gaia hypothesis...why give it this name?)

WEDNESDAY - Human societies & resource management, old book pages 190-192 (Homework:  )

THURSDAY - Resource management pg. 83, Energy (fuels), Fossil Fuels pages 160-163 (Homework: complete Fossil Fuel notes if not finished in class)


January 5-9

posted Dec 19, 2014, 8:35 AM by Erin Duffy

No book needed in class this week


MONDAY - Remember Me Extinct Species activity (Homework: work on obituary draft)

TUESDAY - Remember Me Extinct Species activity (Homework: continue work on obituary)

WEDNESDAY - Extinct species drawing (Homework: finish obituary for Thursday)

THURSDAY - Extinct species obituary sharing (Homework: None, MS project next week!)


December 15-19

posted Dec 14, 2014, 2:14 PM by Erin Duffy

Book to class Monday and Tuesday


MONDAY - Species Endangerment & Extinction pages 100-1, Top 10 video (Homework: finalize extinct species for next class)

TUESDAY - Causes for extinction and species protection, pages 102-5 (Homework: Extinct species 5 facts)

WEDNESDAY - Extinct species research Library Computer Lab (Homework: Find out...what is an obituary?)

THURSDAY - Remember me extinct species obituary writing (Homework: Finish and share obituary by next year! )


December 8-12

posted Dec 5, 2014, 12:08 PM by Erin Duffy

Book to class Wednesday


MONDAY - Public speaking forum (Homework: finish biodiversity summary)

TUESDAY - Biodiversity summary sharing (Homework: Cloning questions for Thursday)

WEDNESDAY - Protecting Biodiversity reading & notes, pages 104-105 (Homework: see Tuesday night, dress for outdoor activity Thursday)

THURSDAY - Cloning discussion, Moment in the Wild activity (Homework: select 1 extinct species for Monday’s class)


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