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Mr. Carson's Home Page

Steven R. Carson
7th Grade Science
John Witherspoon Middle School
217 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 806-4270
email: Steve_Carson (at) princetonk12.org


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Units in 7th grade science:

Science/Math Skills

Astronomy

Weather and Climate

Earth Science

Oceanography
Materials needed for House 3 Science:
1) 3-ring binder (or part of one with dividers) or a separate folder for science
2) Loose-leaf paper or a spiral notebook
3) Pencil(s) and eraser
4) Blue and/or black pen(s) plus another color for corrections
5) Calculator

Calendar
Note that the most recent week is at the top.
Learning intentions and homework will be posted at the end of each day.
Quizzes, tests and special events will be posted at the end of the day that they are announced in class.  
Long-term assignments will be given between these notes and the calendar.


Date
March 20
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 24
Learning Intention
Learn about air masses and weather.
Learn about air masses and fronts.
Model a front.
Learn about weather maps.
Learn about weather maps.
Homework
Finish "Chapter 3, Section 1: Air Masses", both sides.
Finish "Types of Precipitation".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Chapter 3, Section 1: Air Masses", both sides.
Work on "Fronts" notes.
Finish "Types of Precipitation".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Chapter 3, Section 1: Air Masses", both sides.
Finish "Fronts" notes.
Finish "Modeling a Front" Analysis Questions.
Finish missing work.
Work on "Exploring a Weather Map".
Get test signed and make corrections in a different color.
Finish Air Masses notes.
Finish "Fronts" notes.
Finish "Modeling a Front" Analysis Questions.
Finish missing work.
Be rested and nourished for PARCC.
Bring earbuds for PARCC, but we have some if you cannot or forget.

For Thursday:
Get test signed and make corrections in a different color.
Finish missing work.
.

Bring earbuds for PARCC next week.
Bring earbuds for PARCC next week.
Bring earbuds for PARCC next week.
Bring earbuds for PARCC next week.
Bring earbuds for PARCC next week.

Date
March 13
March 14
March 15
March 16
March 17
Learning Intention
Review for Thursday's quiz.
Learn about types of precipitation.
Review for tomorrow's quiz.
Condese or deposit your knowledge onto the quiz.  Do not be in a fog or slip on the ice.
Homework
Finish both practice quizzes (see below) and study for the quiz.
Finish "Steps to Cloud Formation" and "Sinking Air and Clear Skies" on the back.
Finish "How Clouds Form Lab" Analysis Questions.
Finish "Section 2-4: How Clouds Form" notes.
Finish "Interpreting Weather Graphs".
Finish missing work.
Study for tomorrow's quiz.
Finish both practice quizzes (see below).
Do "Types of Precipitation".
Finish missing work including
"Relative Humidity and Dew Point",
"Interpreting Weather Graphs", and
"How Clouds Form Lab".


Quizzes, tests, special
Quiz Thursday,
March 16.
Snow Day.

Quiz Thursday,
March 16.
No School

Date
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 10
Learning Intention
Learn more about humidity by looking at weather graphs.
Review humidity.
Review humidity.
Learn about how clouds form.
Explore how clouds are formed.
Explore how clouds are formed.
Homework
Work on "Interpreting Weather Graphs".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Humidity Notes" including the Visual Model.
Finish "Relative Humidity Follow-up" on "Relative Humidity and Dew Point".
Finish "Interpreting Weather Graphs".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Humidity Notes" including the Visual Model.
Finish "Relative Humidity Follow-up" on "Relative Humidity and Dew Point".
Work on "Section 2-4: How Clouds Form" notes.
Finish "Interpreting Weather Graphs".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Humidity Notes" including the Visual Model.
Finish "Relative Humidity Follow-up" on "Relative Humidity and Dew Point".
Work on "How Clouds Form Lab" Analysis Questions.
Finish "Section 2-4: How Clouds Form" notes.
Finish "Interpreting Weather Graphs".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Steps to Cloud Formation" and "Sinking Air and Clear Skies" on the back.
Finish "How Clouds Form Lab" Analysis Questions.
Finish "Section 2-4: How Clouds Form" notes.
Finish "Interpreting Weather Graphs".
Finish missing work including "Modeling the Coriolis Effect".
Work on both practice quizzes (see below) and study for the quiz.
Quizzes, tests, special
Quiz next Thursday, March 16.
Quiz next Thursday, March 16.

Date
February 27
February 28
March 1
March 2
March 3
Learning Intention
Review for Friday's test.
Learn about states of matter.  
Learn about humidity.
Learn about humidity.
Blow the full pressure of your knowledge onto the test.
Homework
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Work on "Some Review and Practice for Chapter 2 of Weather and Climate".
Work on "More Review and Pracctice for Chapters 1 and 2 of Weather and Climate".
Finish Analysis Questions from "Modeling the Coriolis Effect" including the new questions (5 & 6).
Finish missing work.

Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Work on "Some Review and Practice for Chapter 2 of Weather and Climate".
Finish "More Review and Pracctice for Chapters 1 and 2 of Weather and Climate".
Finish Analysis Questions from "Modeling the Coriolis Effect" including the new questions (5 & 6).
Finish missing work.
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Work on "Some Review and Practice for Chapter 2 of Weather and Climate".
Finish "More Review and Pracctice for Chapters 1 and 2 of Weather and Climate".
Finish Analysis Questions from "Modeling the Coriolis Effect" including the new questions (5 & 6).
Finish missing work.
Study for tomorrow's test.
Finish all Review and Practice sheets.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Modeling the Coriolis Effect", if not done, including extra questions 5 and 6.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Humidity Notes" including the Visual Model.
Work on "Relative Humidity Follow-up" on "Relative Humidity and Dew Point".
Quizzes, tests, special
1 PM closing.
Test Friday March 3.

Date
February 20
February 21
February 22
February 23
February 24
Learning Intention
Learn about wind.
Explore the Coriolis Effect.  
Explore the Coriolis Effect.  
Learn more about wind.
Explore the Coriolis Effect.  
Learn more about wind.
Homework
Pay attention to weather reports.
Finish "Section 2-3 Winds - Part 1".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Finish Analysis Questions from "Modeling the Coriolis Effect."
Finish "Section 2-3 Winds - Part 1".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Finish Analysis Questions from "Modeling the Coriolis Effect" including the new questions (5 & 6).
Finish "Section 2-3 Winds" both parts.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Finish Analysis Questions from "Modeling the Coriolis Effect" including the new questions (5 & 6).
Finish "Section 2-3 Winds" both parts.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Work on "Some Review and Practice for Chapter 2 of Weather and Climate".
Quizzes, tests, special
No School
Test Friday March 3.

Date
February 13
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 17
Learning Intention
Explore and compare patterns of temperature and pressure changes with altitude.
Learn about temperature and energy.
Learn about temperature and energy.
Learn about wind.
Homework
Pay attention to weather reports.
Finish Analysis Questions from "Working Under Pressure".
Finish "Layers of the Atmosphere".
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Finish missing work.
Work on "Pressure and Scale of Layers of the Atmosphere".
Same as yesterday.
Pay attention to weather reports.
Finish "Atmopshere and Heat Transfer".
Finish Layers of the Atmopshere".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Pay attention to weather reports.
Work on "Section 2-3 Winds - Part 1".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Quizzes, tests, special
No School

Date
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 10
Learning Intention
Learn about measurement of barometric pressure.
Explore patterns of air pressure changes with altitude.
Explore and compare patterns of temperature and pressure changes with altitude.
Explore and compare patterns of temperature and pressure changes with altitude.
Homework
Finish "Barometric Pressure and Weather Events".
Finish "Air Pressure: Chapter 1, Section 3".
Finish "Air Pressure: Chapter 1, Section 3".
Work on "Air Pressure and Altitude"
Pay attention to weather reports.
Finish "Air Pressure and Altitude".
Finish Analysis Questions from "Working Under Pressure".
Work on "Layers of the Atmosphere".
Pay attention to weather reports.
Finish Analysis Questions from "Working Under Pressure".
Finish "Layers of the Atmosphere".
Work on "Some Review and Practice for Atmospheric Pressure and Composition".
Finish missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special
Turn in the following on Friday:
1) Questions 1-4 on page 17 in the textbook.
2) "Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere".
3) "Air Pressure: Chapter 1, Secton 3"
4) "Barometric Pressure and Weather Events".
5) "Air Presssure and Altitude".
Snow Day!

Date
January 30
January 31
February 1
February 2
February 3
Learning Intention
Explore air and air pressure.
Learn about the atmosphere and its composition.
Learn about photosynthesis, respiration and the atmosphere.
Learn about measurement of barometric pressure.
Learn about measurement of barometric pressure.
Homework
Describe 5 everyday examples that show that air takes up space and/or exerts pressure.
Describe 5 everyday examples that show that air takes up space and/or exerts pressure.
Finish “Section 1: The Air Around Us”, including questions from textbook.
Finish "Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere".
Finish 5 examples from everyday life that air takes up space and/or exerts pressure, if not done.
Finish “Section 1: The Air Around Us”, including questions from textbook.
Finish "Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere".
Finish 5 examples from everyday life that air takes up space and/or exerts pressure, if not done.
Finish "Barometric Pressure and Weather Events".
Work on "Air Pressure: Chapter 1, Section 3".
Quizzes, tests, special
BRING TEXTBOOK ON WEDNESDAY TO TURN IN FOR 3 POINTS.  Lose a point a day after that.  
BRING TEXTBOOK ON WEDNESDAY TO TURN IN FOR 3 POINTS.  Lose a point a day after that.  
BRING TEXTBOOK ON THURSDAY TO TURN IN FOR 2 POINTS.  Lose a point a day after that.  
BRING TEXTBOOK ON FRiDAY TO TURN IN FOR 2 POINTS.  Lose a point a day after that.  
BRING TEXTBOOK ON MONDAY TO TURN IN FOR 1 POINT.  


Date
January 23
January 24
January 25
January 26
January 27
Learning Intention
Learn about the Milky Way Galaxy and scale.
Learn about the Milky Way Galaxy, stars, and scale.
Learn about the Milky Way Galaxy, stars, and scale.  Assess scale.
Learn about the Milky Way Galaxy, stars, and scale.  
Use the Engineering Design Process to design and build paper towers.
Explore air and air pressure.
Homework
Finish "Section 4-3: Lives of Stars".
Finish "Some Characteristics of Stars".
Finish "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Section 4-3: Lives of Stars".
Finish "Some Characteristics of Stars".
Finish "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Section 4-3: Lives of Stars".
Finish "Some Characteristics of Stars".
Finish "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Section 4-3: Lives of Stars".
Finish "Some Characteristics of Stars".
Finish "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Finish missing work.
Describe 5 everyday examples that show that air takes up space and/or exerts pressure.
Quizzes, tests, special
BRING TEXTBOOK ON FRIDAY TO TURN IN FOR 4 POINTS.  Lose a point a day after that.  
BRING TEXTBOOK ON FRIDAY TO TURN IN FOR 4 POINTS.  Lose a point a day after that.  
BRING TEXTBOOK ON MONDAY TO TURN IN FOR 3 POINTS.  Lose a point a day after that.  

Date
January 16
January 17
January 18
January 19
January 20
Learning Intention
Learn about electromagnetic radiation and telescopes.
Learn about stars and groups of stars.
Learn about stars and groups of stars.
Learn about "lives" of stars.
Learn about the Milky Way Galaxy and black holes.
Homework
Work on "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Finish "The Formation of the Solar System".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Work on "Some Characteristics of Stars".
Finish missing work.
Finish "Section 4-3: Lives of Stars".
Finish "Some Characteristics of Stars".
Finish "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Section 4-3: Lives of Stars".
Finish "Some Characteristics of Stars".
Finish "Electromagnetic Radiation and Telescopes".
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Finish missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special
No School
Martin Luther King Day

Date
January 9
January 10
January 11
January 12
January 13
Learning Intention
Compare objects in the solar system.
Prepare for Wednesday's quiz.
Prepare for tomorrow's quiz.
Impact the nucleus of your knowledge of the Solar System onto the quiz.
Learn about the formation of the Solar System.
Learn about the formation of the Solar System.
Homework
Finish your notes described on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons" both "Part 1 Inner Planets" and "Continued".
Finish "Comets Notes" including the second side (asteroids, meteoroids, etc.)
Finish "Astronomers Notes"
Work on Practice Quiz in the Study Guide.  
Finish your notes described on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons" both "Part 1 Inner Planets" and "Continued".
Finish "Comets Notes" including the second side (asteroids, meteoroids, etc.)
Finish "Astronomers Notes"
Finish Practice Quiz in the Study Guide  
Finish "Comparing Objects in Our Solar System".  It will be collected tomorrow.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Comparing Objects in Our Solar System", if not done.
Finish missing work.
Work on "The Formation of the Solar System".
Finish "Comparing Objects in Our Solar System", if not done.
Finish missing work.
Finish "The Formation of the Solar System".
Quizzes, tests, special
Quiz on Solar System -- mainly open notes.

Date
January 2
January 3
January 4
January 5
January 6
Learning Intention
Create notes about planets and moons.
Learn about comets, asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites.
Learn more about scale in the universe.
Compare objects in the solar system.
Compare objects in the solar system.
Homework
Finish your notes described on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons" both "Part 1 Inner Planets" and "Continued".
Finish and turn in missing work.
Work on "Comets Notes" including the second side (asteroids, meteoroids, etc.)
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections on quiz in a different color.  
Finish your notes described on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons" both "Part 1 Inner Planets" and "Continued".
Finish and turn in missing work.
Work on "Comets Notes" including the second side (asteroids, meteoroids, etc.)
Finish your notes described on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons" both "Part 1 Inner Planets" and "Continued".
Finish and turn in missing work.
Finish "Comets Notes" including the second side (asteroids, meteoroids, etc.)
Finish your notes described on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons" both "Part 1 Inner Planets" and "Continued".
Finish and turn in missing work.
Finish "Comets Notes" including the second side (asteroids, meteoroids, etc.)
Finish "Comparing Objects in Our Solar System".
Quizzes, tests, special
No School
Part closed notes, mainly open notes quiz next week.
Part closed notes, mainly open notes quiz on Wednesday, January 11.
"Astronomers Notes" will be on quiz.  Was given out, but not homework yet.

Date
December 19
December 20
December 21
December 22
December 23
Learning Intention
Learn about the outer planets and some of their moons.
Create notes about planets and moons.
Learn about asteroids and comets.
Create notes about planets and moons.
Create notes about planets and moons.
Create notes about planets and moons.
Learn about the Mars Rovers.
Homework
Finish "Solar System Scale with a Basketball-sized Sun" all days: 1, 2, 3.  Will be collected tomorrow.
Work on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons - Part 1: Inner Planets"
Finish missing work.
Work on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons".
Finish and turn in missing work.
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections on quiz in a different color.  
Work on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons".
Finish and turn in missing work.
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections on quiz in a different color.  
Work on "Creating Notes on Planet Characteristics and Comparisons".
Finish and turn in missing work.
Work on "Comets Notes" including the second side (asteroids, meteoroids, etc.)
Get quiz signed.  Make corrections on quiz in a different color.  
Have a great break!

(But if you have missing work, get that done.  You do not need to work on notes on planets or comets.)
Quizzes, tests, special
Northern
Winter Solstice
1 pm closing

Date
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16
Learning Intention
Explore scale of the Sun and the planets of our Solar System.
Explore scale of the Sun and the planets of our Solar System.
Explore scale of the Sun and the planets of our Solar System.
Learn about the inner planets.
Explore scale of the Sun and the planets of our Solar System.
Homework
Finish "Solar System Scale with a Basketball-sized Sun - Day 1 - Part 2"
Finish "Scale of the Sun with the Globe for the Model Earth".
Work on "Orbital Speed and Period Around Earth".
Finish any missing work including
Crater Lab
Short Answers
Papers on Rockets and Weightlessness.
Finish "Solar System Scale with a Basketball-sized Sun - Day 1 - Part 2" and Day 2.  
Finish "Scale of the Sun with the Globe for the Model Earth".
Work on "Orbital Speed and Period Around Earth".
Finish any missing work including
Crater Lab
Short Answers
Papers on Rockets and Weightlessness.
For Friday:
Finish "Solar System Scale with a Basketball-sized Sun - Day 1 - Part 2" and Day 2.  
Finish "Scale of the Sun with the Globe for the Model Earth".
Work on "Orbital Speed and Period Around Earth".
Finish any missing work including
Crater Lab
Short Answers
Papers on Rockets and Weightlessness.
For Friday:
Finish "Solar System Scale with a Basketball-sized Sun - Day 1 - Part 2" and Day 2.  
Finish "Scale of the Sun with the Globe for the Model Earth".
Work on "Orbital Speed and Period Around Earth".
Finish any missing work including
Crater Lab
Short Answers
Papers on Rockets and Weightlessness.
Finish "Solar System Scale with a Basketball-sized Sun" all days: 1, 2, 3.
Read about Inner Planets:
pages 84-91 in textbook.
Finish missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special

Date
December 5
December 6
December 7
December 8
December 9
Learning Intention
Review for the quiz.
Visit by Mr. Rothschild
Review for the quiz.
Impact your knowledge onto the quiz.  Do not be phased or eclipsed.
Explore scale of Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Explore orbital speeds around Earth.
Homework
Include the new questions from "More for the Practice Quiz..." (in the box).
Finish questions from "Crater Formation: Making an Impact".
Finish any homework on the Moon that are not done.
Finish other missing work.
Study for Thursday's quiz.
include the  questions from "More for the Practice Quiz...".
Finish questions from "Crater Formation: Making an Impact".
Finish any homework on the Moon that is not done.
Finish other missing work.

Study for tomorrow's quiz.
include the  questions from "More for the Practice Quiz...".
Finish questions from "Crater Formation: Making an Impact".
Finish any homework on the Moon that is not done.
Finish other missing work.
Work on "Scale of the Sun with the Globe for the Model Earth".
Finish short answer questions if not done.
Finish questions from "Crater Formation" lab.
Finish other missing work.
Finish "Scale of the Sun with the Globe for the Model Earth".
Finish short answer questions if not done.
Finish questions from "Crater Formation" lab.
Work on "Orbital Speed and Period Around Earth".
Finish other missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special

Date
November 28
November 29
November 30
December 1
December 2
Learning Intention
Model Moon phases.
Model Moon phases.
Model eclipses.
Review Moon, Earth, Sun
Model crater formation.
Homework
Finish missing work.
If not done finish:
"Scale of Earth and Moon Using Globe ..."
"Phases of the Moon"
"More on Phases of the Moon"
Work on "Even More on Phases of the Moon".
Get quizzes signed and make corrections in a different color.
Finish missing work.
If not done finish:
"Scale of Earth and Moon Using Globe ..."
"Phases of the Moon"
"More on Phases of the Moon"
Work on "Even More on Phases of the Moon".
Get quizzes signed and make corrections in a different color.
Finish missing work.
Finish "Eclipse Notes".
If not done finish:
"More on Phases of the Moon".
"Even More on Phases of the Moon".
Finish "Eclipse Notes".
Finish "More on Phases of the Moon".
Finish "Even More on Phases of the Moon".
Work on questions from "Crater Formation: Making an Impact".
Finish "More on Phases of the Moon", if not done.
Finish "Eclipse Notes".
Finish "Even More on Phases of the Moon".
Finish missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special
Quiz Thursday, December 8
 

Date
November 21
November 22
November 23
November 24
November 25
Learning Intention
Explore scale of the Earth and Moon.
Model Moon phases.
Model Moon phases.
Homework
Finish at least through #9 of "Scale of Earth and Moon Using the Globe for the Model Earth".  
Finish "Phases of the Moon".
Have a great
Thanksgiving and long weekend.
Quizzes, tests, special
1 pm closing
No School
No School

Date
November 14
November 15
November 16
November 17
November 18
Learning Intention
Review gravity, motion, rockets, and weightlessness.
Use the force to propel your knowledge onto the quiz. Be sure your answers have mass and are not weightless.
Model working in a space suit.
Explore scale of the Earth and Moon.
Learn about the origin of the Earth.
Homework
Study for tomorrow's quiz.
Finish Practice Quizzes, if not done.
Finish your notes for the quiz: "Creating Study Notes for Quiz on Nov. 15"
Get the first quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Finish missing work
Finish your notes for the quiz: "Creating Study Notes for Quiz on Nov. 15", if not done.
Get the first quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.

Finish missing work
Finish missing work

Finish your notes for the quiz: "Creating Study Notes for Quiz on Nov. 15", if not done.
Get the first quiz signed.  Make corrections in a different color on the quiz.
Work on calculations from "Scale of Earth and Moon Using the Globe for the Model Earth".  Most of the lab will need to be done in class, so you do not need to try to finish it.  

Finish missing work

Finish any of the following you have not completed:
1) Your own notes for the quiz from this week.
2) “Space Suit Science” chart.
3) “Rocket Thrust”
4) “Rocket Questions”
5) “Weightlessness”
6) “Rockets and Space Program”
Quizzes, tests, special
1 pm closing
1 pm closing

Date
November 7
November 8
November 9
November 10
November 11
Learning Intention
Review gravity, motion, rockets, and weightlessness.
Learn about rockets and the space program.
Review gravity, motion, rockets, and weightlessness.
Review gravity, motion, rockets, and weightlessness.
Homework
Finish “Weightlessness”
Finish any missing work including papers on rockets and space suits.
Work on “Rockets and Space Program”.
Finish “Weightlessness”
Finish any missing work including papers on rockets and space suits.
Work on “Rockets and Space Program”.
Nothing new.  
Finish any missing work including practice quizzes.  
Quizzes, tests, special
Quiz on Tuesday, November 15.
No School
No School

Date
October 31
November 1
November 2
November 3
November 4
Learning Intention
Learn about space suits and construction of the International Space Station.
Learn about space suits.
Assess rockets.
Learn about rockets.
Learn about gravity and motion.
Learn about orbits and weightlessness.
Homework
Work on “Space Suit Science” chart.
Finish "The International Space Station and Scale".
Finish missing work.
Finish “Space Suit Science” chart.
Finish "The International Space Station and Scale".
Finish missing work.
Work on "Rocket Thrust" and "Rocket Questions".
Finish “Space Suit Science” chart.
Finish "The International Space Station and Scale".
Finish missing work.
Work on "Gravity and Motion".
Finish "Rocket Thrust" and "Rocket Questions".
Finish “Space Suit Science” chart.
Finish missing work.
Work on "Weightlessness".
Finish "Gravity and Motion".
Finish "Rocket Thrust" and "Rocket Questions".
Finish missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special

Date
October 24
October 25
October 26
October 27
October 28
Learning Intention
Review seasons.
Shine your knowledge intensely onto the quiz with a high angle.
Learn about the ISS.
Learn about scale and the ISS.
Learn about scale and the ISS.
Homework
STUDY FOR WEDNESDAY'S QUIZ.
Finish "Follow-up to Post-Assessment and Homework, 10/21/16".
Finish Practice Quiz including the questons on the Study Guide.
Finish "Six Months of the Sun's Apparent Motion".
Finish "Seasons Notes"
Observe the Moon in the  morning.
STUDY FOR WEDNESDAY'S QUIZ.
Finish "Follow-up to Post-Assessment and Homework, 10/21/16".
Finish Practice Quiz including the questons on the Study Guide.
Finish "Six Months of the Sun's Apparent Motion".
Finish "Seasons Notes"
Observe the Moon in the  morning.
Work on "After the quiz and for homework -- 10/26/16".
Finish any missing work.

Work on "The International Space Station and Scale".
Finish "After the quiz and for homework -- 10/26/16".
Finish any missing work.
Finish "The International Space Station and Scale".
Finish "After the quiz and for homework -- 10/26/16".
Finish any missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special
October Sky Day

Date
October 17
October 18
October 19
October 20
October 21
Learning Intention
Review features of the Moon.
Review seasons.
Review and assess seasons.
Review and assess seasons.
Learn about African-American scientists and inventors.
Homework
Work on "Six Months of the Sun's Apparent Motion".
Finish "Seasons Notes"
Finish "Earth's Moon Notes".
Finish "The Evolution of Lunar Landscapes".
Observe the Moon in the evening and early morning.
Work on "Six Months of the Sun's Apparent Motion".
Finish "Seasons Notes"
Finish "Earth's Moon Notes".
Finish "The Evolution of Lunar Landscapes".
Observe the Moon in the evening and early morning.
Finish Practice Quiz including the questons on the Study Guide.
Finish "Six Months of the Sun's Apparent Motion".
Finish "Seasons Notes"
Observe the Moon in the evening and early morning.
Work on "Follow-up to Post-Assessment and Homework, 10/21/16".
Finish Practice Quiz including the questons on the Study Guide.
Finish "Six Months of the Sun's Apparent Motion".
Finish "Seasons Notes"
Observe the Moon in the  morning.
Quizzes, tests, special
Quiz on Wednesday, Oct. 26.  Study Guide.
Unity Day
Picture Day


Date
October 10
October 11
October 12
October 13
October 14
Learning Intention
Learn about the origin and importance of the Moon.
Learn about features of the Moon.
Learn about craters on the Moon and how their ages can be compared.
Learn more about seasons.
Homework
Finish questions from Thursday on "House 3 Science - 1/6/16"
Finish "Hours of Daylight and Latitude".
Finish Claim-Evidence-Reasoning about Earth's tilt and hours of daylight.
Finish "Tilt, Light, and Seasons", if not done

Finish all of the assignments about seasons, if not done:
“Variations with Month and Latitude”
"Tilt, Light, and Seasons"
Claim-Evidence-Reasoning about Earth's tilt and hours of daylight.
"Hours of Daylight and Latitude".
"House 3 Science - 1/6/16"
Finish "The Evolution of Lunar Landscapes".
Finish "Earth's Moon Notes".
Finish all of the assignments about seasons, if not done.
Observe the Moon in the evening.
Finish "Seasons Notes"
Finish "Earth's Moon Notes".
Finish "The Evolution of Lunar Landscapes".
Observe the Moon in the evening.
Quizzes, tests, special
No School

Date
September 26
September 27
September 28
September 29
September 30
Learning Intention
Explore how light from the Sun hits Earth's surface.  
Explore temperatures and lengths of daylight in different locations and different months.
Explore temperatures and lengths of daylight in different locations and different months.
Explore how the tilt of Earth's axis affects how light from the Sun reaches Earth's surface on solstices and equinoxes.  
Homework
Finish "Angle, Light, and Temperature".
Finish "Light on the Spherical Earth", if not done.
Observe the Moon in  mornings.  (See Moon Observations above.)
Finish "Variations with Month and Latitude".
Finish "Light on the Spherical Earth", if not done.
Finish "Angle, Light, and Temperature", if not done.
Finish "Variations with Month and Latitude".
Finish missing work.

Finish "Tilt, Light, and Seasons".
Finish "Variations with Month and Latitude", if not done.
Finish missing work.
Quizzes, tests, special
No School

Date
September 19
September 20
September 21
September 22
September 23
Learning Intention
Use Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) with models of motions in the sky.  
Use Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) with models of motions in the sky.  
Model how day and night happen.
Explore how light from the Sun hits Earth's surface.  
Explore how light from the Sun hits Earth's surface.  
Homework
Finish Claim-Evidence-Reasoning for Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo based on pages 72-top of 75 in text book.
Finish Claim-Evidence-Reasoning for Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo based on pages 72-top of 75 in text book and what you saw in video clips.
Do as much of "Day and Night" as you can.
Observe the Moon in the mornings.  (See Moon Observations above.)
Add the measurement of height using fists.  
Bring your parents to Back-to-School Night.
Observe the Moon in  mornings.  (See Moon Observations above.)
Finish "Light on the Spherical Earth".
Finish "Day and Night", if not done.
Observe the Moon in  mornings.  (See Moon Observations above.)
Quizzes, tests, special

Date
September 12
September 13
September 14
September 15
September 16
Learning Intention
Learn about House 3 Science.
Review some 6th Grade Science.

Learn about Lab Rules.
Review some 6th Grade Science.

Assess your knowledge of Sun/Earth relationships and seasons.
Put numbers on "Putting Sizes in Perspective".

Review observing and inferring.

Review observing and inferring with day and night.

Homework
Finish "Putting Sizes in Perspective".
Make more observations about the sky.  
Draw and describe the Moon.  (See Moon Observations above.)

Go over Lab Rules with a parent or guardian and both sign.  Turn in the signed Rules.
Finish "Putting Sizes in Perspective", if not done.
Make more observations about the sky.  
Draw and describe the Moon.  (See Moon Observations above.)

Continue Moon observations.  (See Moon Observations above.)
Make more observations about the sky.

Finish "Skills Practice: Observing vs. Inferring".
Finish "Show Respect" from "Code of Conduct".
Continue observations of the Moon and the sky.
Bring Moon observations to turn in.

Finish any missing work.
Continue observations of the Moon and sky.

Quizzes, tests, special

Date
September 5
September 6
September 7
September 8
September 9
Learning Intention
Learn about House 3 Science.
Learn about House 3 Science.
Learn about House 3 Science.
Homework


Work on "Code of Conduct for House 3 Science".
Work on "Code of Conduct for House 3 Science".
Work on "Science is Everywhere".
Draw and describe the Moon.  (See Moon Observations above.)
Write down other observations about the sky.
Quizzes, tests, special
No School
No School
See Moon Observations above.


Moon Observations:
2 or 3 times a week:
Draw and describe the Moon.
Include your name, date, time, and direction.
Include light and dark areas on the Moon.
Include some features on the ground (tree, building, pole, etc.) for comparison of size.
Measure the height of the Moon above the horizon in number of fists.





        





 

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