WEEK OF 12/4-12/8
 MONDAYDistrict Assessment Test on Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycling
 TUESDAYDistrict Assessment Test on Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycling
 WEDNESDAYAnchor Phenomena Investigation: 
Trophic Cascades
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/some-animals-are-more-equal-others-keystone-species-and-trophic-cascades

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/exploring-trophic-cascades
 THURSDAYExploring Food Chains and Food Webs
 FRIDAYExploring Food Chains and Food Webs
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test on 1/10-12/11. 

 

WEEK OF 11/27-12/1
 MONDAYClassifying types of organisms as producers, consumers, or decomposers.
 TUESDAYNotes on the Nitrogen Cycle (shortened classes due to festival)
 WEDNESDAYTraveling Nitrogen Cycle
-create your own diagram with your path.

 THURSDAYComposting Case StudyMrs. Martin will be at the National Science Conference.
 FRIDAYComposting Case StudyMrs. Martin will be at the National Science Conference.
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test on 12/4-12/5. Test will be on everything starting with the lessons on Osmosis/Diffusion, Photosynthesis and Respiration. 

 

WEEK OF 11/13-11/17
 MONDAYSugar Beet Case Study
 TUESDAYTest on 
*Osmosis/Diffusion
*Photosynthesis
*Respiration
*Carbon/Oxygen Cycle

 WEDNESDAYInvestigative Phenomena: Ebola
(Abiotic/Biotic components of an ecosystem)

 THURSDAYTypes of Organisms in Ecosystems
*Producers, Consumers, Decomposers, Etc. 

 FRIDAYThe Role of the Sun within Ecosystems.Mrs. Martin will be out today. 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test on 12/4-12/5. Test will be on everything starting with the lesson on Osmosis/Diffusion. 

 

WEEK OF 11/6-11/10
 MONDAYPhotosynthesis Research/NotesPhotosynthesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uixA8ZXx0KU&list=PLA32zwxpXD64zr52SJcc_6GBFf0RVoPPC&index=3
 TUESDAYPhotosynthesis SNAP stations.

 WEDNESDAYRespiration Research/NotesRespiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eo7JtRA7lg&list=PLA32zwxpXD64zr52SJcc_6GBFf0RVoPPC&index=2
 THURSDAYCompare & Contrast Photosynthesis & Respiration
 FRIDAYCarbon Oxygen Cycle Research/Notes
Start Case Study
Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHqEthRCqQ4&list=PLA32zwxpXD64zr52SJcc_6GBFf0RVoPPC&index=4&t=231s
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test on 11/14.

 

WEEK OF 10/30-11/3
 MONDAYReview cells. Play an Escape the Room style review game.
 TUESDAYDistrict Assessment Test on Cells.

 WEDNESDAYOsmosis/Diffusion research
 THURSDAYOsmosis/Diffusion lab
 FRIDAYRespiration research  
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test on 11/13.

 

WEEK OF 10/23-10/27
 MONDAYReview alternate assignment on Cell City and Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells  Types of Cells:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruBAHiij4EA
 TUESDAYPlant and Animal Cell Diagrams

 WEDNESDAYDesign a cell model using everyday items that relate to the function of the organelles.
 THURSDAYCell Specialization-Types of cells in the body How Cells Become Specialized: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3g26p9Mh_k
 FRIDAYTest on Cells         
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test on 10/27.

 

WEEK OF 10/16-10/20
 MONDAYCell Theory Infographic (Mrs. Martin will be out, visit "Class Tasks" for your assignment.)  Wacky Story of the Cell Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OpBylwH9DU
 TUESDAYCell Organelle Research
Introduction to Cells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IlzKri08kk&index=6&list=PLwL0Myd7Dk1F0iQPGrjehze3eDpco1eVz
 WEDNESDAYCell Organelle "Instagelles". Students will be making Instagram accounts for each of the organelles.
 THURSDAYCell City-Students will identify the organelles of cell city based on their functions and then determine if Cell City represents a plant or animal cell.
 FRIDAYProkaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Research         Mrs. Martin will be out for a meeting. 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test on 10/27.

 

WEEK OF 10/9-10/13
 MONDAYNo School!!
 TUESDAYFinish working on the Comparing the weather of two cities activity
 WEDNESDAYDistrict Assessment Test
 THURSDAYDistrict Assessment Test
 FRIDAYDistrict Assessment Test 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. 

 

WEEK OF 10/2-10/6
 MONDAYReview all information in packet from last week.
 TUESDAYReading Weather Map practice
 WEDNESDAYComparing the weather of two citiesClimate vs Weather: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbAWny7FV3w&t=44s 
 THURSDAYTest on Reading Weather Maps. 
 FRIDAYNo School!! 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Unit Test 10/11-10/12.

 

WEEK OF 9/25-9/29
 MONDAYReview first test. Rewrite writing component using RACES.
 TUESDAYWeather Exploration guide**Mrs. Martin will be out for a meeting for the rest of the week. A substitute will be here until Thursday. Students will be placed on alternate on Friday. ALL ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED WITH THE SUB ARE NOT BUSY WORK. THEY ARE CONTINUING WITH CLASS ASSIGNMENTS THAT WILL BE TESTED NEXT THURSDAY.**
 WEDNESDAYWeather Fronts and El Nino/La Nina Exploration Guide
 THURSDAYReading Weather Maps and Predicting Weather Practice
 FRIDAYHurricane Reading and Questions
Meteorologist for a day (
graded)

 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test 10/5.

WEEK OF 9/18-9/22
 MONDAYLand and Sea Breezes
*Exploration Guides (notes)
Up, Up, and Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-G0YkfgdbA&t=71s
 TUESDAYLand and Sea Breezes
*Article
*Venn Diagram
*Draw Diagram
**Mrs. Martin will be out for a meeting. (3rd-6th)**
 WEDNESDAYJet Streams
*Article
*Compare Land/Sea Breezes to Jet Streams
**Mrs. Martin will be out for a meeting.**
 THURSDAYAir Pressure Candle Activity
 FRIDAYTest on Winds and Air Pressures 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test 9/22.

 

WEEK OF 9/11-9/15
 MONDAYFinish Test from Friday
Start notes and foldables on Earth's Atmosphere
Highest Skydive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOoHArAzdug
 TUESDAYEarth's Atmosphere
Atmospheric Gases
Global Winds
*Exploration Guides (notes)

 WEDNESDAYEvaluate Models of Global Wind CurrentsModel #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2nEh0Zlqo8&index=7&list=PLA32zwxpXD67aBsvizUPFXcWyEipkgeC2&t=3s
Model #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBqohRu2RRk&index=6&list=PLA32zwxpXD67aBsvizUPFXcWyEipkgeC2
Hurricane Steering: http://www.hurricanescience.org/science/science/hurricanemovement/
 THURSDAYHigh and Low Pressures in the Atmosphere
*Exploration Guides (notes)
Current Events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fcXL61NZS0
 FRIDAYLand and Sea Breezes
*Exploration Guides (notes)
 Up, Up, and Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-G0YkfgdbA&t=71s
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Study notes. Test 9/22.

 

WEEK OF 9/4-9/8
 MONDAYNO SCHOOL
 TUESDAYOcean Currents
*Coriolis Effect
*Exploration Guides (notes)
*Students will receive "Reasons for Seasons" writing prompt. This is due for a grade on Friday.
Coriolis Effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXaad0rsV38&index=3&list=PLA32zwxpXD67aBsvizUPFXcWyEipkgeC2
 WEDNESDAYOcean Currents
*28,000 Rubber Duckies tracking
Ducks Overboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjxLIMF2Fq0
 THURSDAYHeating of Land vs. Water graphing activityLand vs. Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vTfyAMu6G4
 FRIDAYTEST DAY!! 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Arguments for Misconceptions of the Reasons for the Seasons due Friday for a grade.
*Study notes. Test 9/8-Friday.

 

WEEK OF 8/28-9/1
 MONDAYSeasons
*Complete exploration guide (notes) and foldables.
*Discover big misconception that most people believe causes the seasons!!
*Seasons Chart, Earth’s Revolution Diagram
What Causes the Seasons?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3TRUDKpoAs&list=PLA32zwxpXD67aBsvizUPFXcWyEipkgeC2&index=2
 TUESDAYSeasons
*Daylight/Temperature Graph, Earth’s Tilt Chart and Exploration Guide
*Create an argument to the original responses given by citizens about what causes the seasons and prove to the citizens, with evidence, the true reason we experience seasons. (*graded*) (Students will have until Monday to turn in their responses)

 WEDNESDAYOcean Currents
*Exploration Guides (notes) and foldables. 

 THURSDAYOcean Currents
*Coriolis Effect
Which way does the toilet flush? https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_2407455035&feature=iv&src_vid=BiBrV4Q9NYE&v=mXaad0rsV38
 FRIDAYNO SCHOOL 
HOMEWORK &
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Arguments for Misconceptions of the Reasons for the Seasons due Monday for a grade.
*Study notes. Test 9/6.

 

WEEK OF 8/21-8/25
 MONDAY*Water Cycle STEM challenge (graded)
 TUESDAYClimate
*Complete exploration guide (notes) and foldables.

 WEDNESDAYClimate
*Sunny Rays and Angles lab

 THURSDAYHeat Transfers around the Earth
*Complete exploration guide (notes) and foldables.

 FRIDAYSeasons
*Complete exploration guide (notes) and foldables.
*Discover big misconception that most people believe causes the seasons!! 
 
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Sign Eclipse Form and build viewer or get glasses for 8/21.
*Study notes. Test 9/6.

 

WEEK OF 8/14-8/18
 MONDAY*Lab Safety Quiz
*Engineering Design Process
*Ten Second Tower Construction
Structural Engineering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqpp8L4J4ek&list=PLA32zwxpXD677o0Obsxy9-UDAlgEhY8c-&index=1
Engineering Design Process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxJWin195kU
 TUESDAY*Define variables
*SNAP Stations (graded) completed with group.
  -Science Skills Station
  -Narrative Station
  -Assessment Station (omitted today)
  -Problem Solving Station
Variables: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXFU86GNmrg
 WEDNESDAY*Determine how much water is available for human consumption.
*Complete exploration guide (notes) and foldables.

 THURSDAYWater cycle
*Complete exploration guide (notes) and foldables.
Water Cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5G4NCwWUxY
Dino Pee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_bbQ0m3wuM
 FRIDAYTotal Eclipse of the Classroom
*Review safety for eclipse.
*Complete a webquest about the eclipse. 
Eclipse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxrLRbkOwKs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRgua7xceDA 
IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Lab Safety quiz Monday, have contract signed!
*Sign Eclipse Form and build viewer or get glasses for 8/21.
*Study Water notes. 
*Bring lab fee of $5 if you still haven't turned it in.
 

WEEK OF 8/9-8/11
 MONDAY  
 TUESDAY  
 WEDNESDAY*Folder Set Up 
*Intro to Lab Safety-Sign Contract
*High Five to Lab Safety
Lab Safety Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJG0ir9nDtc
 THURSDAY*Intro to Science Practices
 -Inferences and Observations Foldables
 
 FRIDAY*Intro to Science Practices
 -Graphing and Variables

IMPORTANT 
NOTES
*Lab Safety quiz Monday, have contract signed!
*Please have plastic, 3 pronged folder by Friday!
*Lab fee of $5 due Friday!