7th Envir. Science


April 6-10

posted Apr 2, 2015, 8:24 AM by Erin Duffy

Book to class Monday


MONDAY - Greenhouse Effect & Global Warming, pages 150-1 (Homework: read page 141, answer question #2A on page 143 in your notes)

TUESDAY - Indoor air pollution, Inconvenient Truth DVD (Homework: review notes for air pollution quiz)

WEDNESDAY - Inconvenient Truth DVD (Homework: review notes for air pollution quiz)

THURSDAY - Air pollution quiz, Outdoor activity, plan to be outdoors *weather permitting (Homework: 24 hour water use log due next week)


March 30-April 3

posted Mar 27, 2015, 9:13 AM by Erin Duffy

Environmental Science Book to class Monday-Wednesday


MONDAY - Introduction to atmosphere and Air Pollution (Homework: review atmosphere layers, Chemistry Test corrections)

TUESDAY - Smog and Acid Rain, pages 138-141 (Homework: Read pages 142-143, air pollution opinion paragraph...Is the US tough enough? Is it better or worse than 50 years ago?  Are you doing your part to help? Paragraph due on Thursday)

WEDNESDAY - CFC’s and Ozone loss, pages 146-9 (Homework: finish paragraph, see Tuesday’s assignment)

THURSDAY - Breath of Fresh Air activity, plan to be outdoors *weather permitting (Homework: review new notes)


March 23-27

posted Mar 20, 2015, 8:42 AM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry book to class Wednesday (for collection)


MONDAY - Chemistry Review (Homework: Study for Chemistry Test!)

TUESDAY - Chemistry Jeopardy review game (Homework: Study for Chemistry Test!)

WEDNESDAY - Chemistry Test (Homework: Atomic numbers 7-8-20!)

THURSDAY - Pun with elements activity (Homework: look-up and write down 1 US air pollution fact or statistic to share in class)


*Chemistry Test Study Guide attached!

March 16-20

posted Mar 13, 2015, 5:28 AM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry book needed in class Monday & Tuesday


MONDAY - Non-Metals, uses/properties pages 98-102 (Homework: Element Fact Card - fun facts)

TUESDAY - Metalloids, Halogens & Noble Gases (Homework: Element Fact Card work - picture, uses)

WEDNESDAY - Hunter Computer Lab (Homework: Finish Fact Card - proofread/edit)

THURSDAY - Element Fact Card presentations (Homework: Start reviewing notes for Chemistry Test)


March 9-13

posted Mar 6, 2015, 9:22 AM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry book needed in class Tuesday-Thursday


MONDAY - Review basics of the Periodic Table, compounds & subscripts (Homework: Finalize element selection for Fact Card)

TUESDAY - Meet the METAL elements, pages 88-94 (Homework: Element Fact Card work - history)

WEDNESDAY - Metal elements continued, demonstration (Homework: Element Fact Card work - properties)

THURSDAY - Metals and Alloys, pages 130-134 (Homework: Element Fact Card work - properties)


*Element fact card assignment will be due next Thursday, March 19th


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. :)


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