Today we continued our tour of the Milestone Standards for Science. Hopefully you have already gotten 3 stamps for this week so you are sure to get a 100% on your quiz grade for this week. Make sure you get them all tomorrow if not!
HW: Finish the last questions on your Pre-Spring Break Packet.. DUE TOMORROW!!!
If you will not be here tomorrow, hopefully you told Ms. Dudek and were able to get your Spring Break Packet today. NO EXCUSES for not having it done on April 11th!
Today we continued reviewing by getting the chance to earn more stamps! Make sure you are on track to get at least three this week!
HW: Finish the next 25 questions in your Pre-Spring Break Packet (Due FRIDAY!)
Today was our first day of our review unit! Hopefully you were able to get one stamp today, if not you will need to work diligently to get two tomorrow!
HW: Finish the next 25 questions in your Pre-Spring Break Packet
Today we went over our Astronomy Packet, made our passports for our review unit, and watched part of the second episode of Space Odessey
HW: Remember to get at least 25 questions done of your Pre-Spring Break packet. The WHOLE THING is due Friday
Make sure you are keeping up with your Moon Calendar!
Today we finished watching the first episode of Space Odyssey and took a quick Milestone quiz to see what information we need to review. We also got to go in the Star Lab that was available during Math and Science night last night, but was still here! We will start reviewing on Monday, so make sure you look at your Unit 1-8 folders that you got back today.
HW: Finish Star Lab Packet
Today we turned in our constellations and our Unit 8 Folder! We also watched Space Odyssey which is a show that is based on Scientific Fact about Astronauts that visit the neighboring planets. What do you think will happen when they visit Jupiter??
HW: MOON CALENDAR
Make sure you sign up for text message reminders if you are forgetting about this every night.
Sweet 16 Rock March Madness sheet
See you at Math and Science night tonight at 6:00pm
Today we took our Unit 8 Astronomy Test! We also went over the Study Guide and started on our 'Make your Own Constellation' activity
HW: MOON CALENDAR
Unit 8 Folder is due TOMORROW! Make sure you review the list of what is needed (attached)
Constellation Word Search/Create your own
At 7:30am this morning, there was a Lunar Eclipse! Unfortunately we were unable to see it because it was not in our sky at the time, but you can read a quick article from Riley if you would like :)
Today we had compacting so you may or may not have had me today.
HW: STUDY STUDY STUDY! Study Guide is due tomorrow, make sure it is complete.
ALSO, make sure you are checking the moon each night OR visit http://www.die.net/moon/ if you cannot look outside. We may have a surprise coming our way tomorrow night...
Unit 8 Folder is due THURSDAY!
Riley shared another link that was REALLY cool if you want to take a look at it. It seems as though at 10:30 this morning, two comets passed by Earth at the same time. Pretty cool!
Remember to plan on stopping by for Math and Science Night Thursday at 6pm! Extra Credit is involved if you can make it :)
Here is what you need in order for Unit 8 Folder to be turned in Thursday:
Unit 8 Folder
Unit 8 Vocabulary
Revolution vs Rotation Double Bubble
Geocentric vs. Heliocentric Notes
Galaxy and Milky Way Notes
New Planet Article
Solar System Notes
Asteroid, Comets, Meteor Notes
Asteroid (Ceres) Article
Asteroid, Comets, Meteor Comic Strip
Moon Phases Lab
Moon Phases Notes
Moon Phases Practice Sheet
Astronomy Study Guide
FRONT POCKET: ALL DO NOWS (4 weeks)
BACK POCKET: ALL RETURNED QUIZZES AND OTHER ASSIGNMENTS
Below are SOME events that you and your family may be interested in attending this week and this weekend. I have listed out the ones that I believe most of you will be interested in. Most events are free!
For a full description of each event, visit www.AtlantaScienceFestival.org
The Science Behind Star Wars 4:00 - 6:00 FREE Perimeter College Dunwoody
Family Science Night with Cobb 4-H 6:30 - 8:00 pm FREE (register in advance) UGA Cobb County Cooperative Extension Office
What's the deal with the Climate deal? 6:30 - 8:30 pm FREE The Carter Center Cyprus Room
Science Improv 7:30 - 9:30 pm $5 students, $10 adults Whole World Improv Theatre
Math and Science night at East Cobb FREE!!
The Science of TV's THE BIG BANG THEORY: Explanations Even Penny Would Understand 7:00 - 8:00 pm FREE Little Shop of Stories
ATL Star Parties Evening FREE Various locations
EXPLORATION EXPO 11:00 am - 5:00 pm FREE Centennial Olympic Park
A Remind 101 has been created JUST for the moon calendar! You can receive a text message at 8:30 pm each night in order to remind yourself to go look outside at the moon.
Text @moonpro to 81010 to receive these reminders
(you do not have to download the app, just texting will be enough to sign you up)
Happy Moon Observing!
Project is due 4/25/16
Today we reviewed for our Unit 8 Test which will be on WEDNESDAY because tomorrow we are compacting. Make sure to STUDY your study guide, this test is rather challenging.
HW: Finish your study guide
KEEP UP WITH YOUR MOON CALENDAR! Make sure to visit http://www.die.net/moon/ if you cannot get outside at night
Unit 8 Folder is due THURSDAY!
Math and Science night is Thursday night, come see all the awesome stations and even receive extra credit if you can get your passport filled out by visiting different stations
This weekend I got to visit the Georgia Aquarium and be a VIP and see the different exhibits from a different perspective. They keep the water at a very specific salinity percentage, do you know what it is?
Today we discussed eclipses a little more in depth, went over our HW from last night, took a quick quiz about the phases of the moon, watched Bill Nye explain why we have moon phases, and tried to match the names of the moon with the month that they occur. The answers to this are below:
January: Wolf Moon Hungry wolf packs howled at night
February: Snow Moon Heaviest snowfalls in the middle of winter
March: Worm Moon Start of spring, as earthworms (and the robins that eat them!) began to appear
April: Pink Moon An early spring flower called "moss pink" started to bloom
May: Flower Moon Many types of flowers bloom in May
June: Strawberry Moon Strawberries were ready to be picked and eaten
July: Buck Moon New antlers of buck deer, coated with velvety fur, began to form
August: Sturgeon Moon Sturgeon, a large fish found in the Great Lakes, were easily caught at this time of year
September: Harvest Moon Farmers could continue harvesting until after sunset by the light of the Harvest Moon
October: Hunter's Moon Hunters tracked and killed prey by moonlight, stockpiling food for the coming winter
November: Beaver Moon Time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to make sure of a supply of warm winter furs
December: Cold Moon The cold of winter sets in
HW: START YOUR MOON CALENDAR SUNDAY NIGHT!
This will be a 5 week long project that will require you to sketch what the moon looks like each night. This will probably be one of the easiest projects you have ever done (if you keep up with it of course).
If you cannot make it outside one night for some reason, make sure you check http://www.die.net/moon/ to see what the moon looks like that night and record it on your calendar.
Today we review the moon phases and briefly discussed solar and lunar eclipses. We watched a flocabulary and a brainpop as well.
HW: Finish the moon practice sheet (p. 3 and 4 on the attached document)
STUDY FOR A POSSIBLE QUIZ TOMORROW
Today we briefly discussed Ceres, the asteroid that is now considered a Dwarf Planet. We also did a Mystery Science about the phases of the moon, thought about what causes the phases of the moon, and even started thinking about the different names of the phases of the moon.
HW: Complete the article questions on the super tides!
Today we discussed comets, asteroids, meteroids, meteors, and meteorites! We also looked at brainpop, made some comic strips, and watched a quick Bill Nye about comets and meteors.
HW: Read the Article about Ceres and answer the four questions. If you are not done with your comic strips, make sure they are done by tomorrow.
Today we took a quiz on the planets based on our notes, flipped video and the planet packet from Friday!
HW: None :) Make sure you are keeping up with your grades in order to ensure you are keeping a good grade in your classes.
Happy Pi Day!
FYI: Riley found an awesome link to see how the trees help regulate how much carbon dioxide is in the air (In 7th grade you will learn more about the process of photosynthesis where trees take carbon dioxide and make it into oxygen) Take a look! It's pretty cool!
Today I was not here so you were to independently complete your Planet Packet! This will help you prepare for a possible quiz on Monday :)
HW: Make sure you complete your packet and also your guided notes and flipped video from Thursday
Today we researched different planets and compared and contrasted them. Make sure your planet chart is filled in with the correct information!
HW: Finish the double bubble comparing and contrasting your planet with Earth. Watch the video below and fill in your notes for the Solar System
You can use your book to look for information on your planet or...
Helpful sites for looking for information on your planet:
www.Brainpop.com (search your planet)
WHEN YOU ARE DONE:
Complete the double bubble on the back of your sheet comparing your planet to Earth!
When you get done, start looking at other planets on brainpop! Make sure you at least have completed the brainpop on your planet so you are positive you are getting correct information from your research sources.
Today we took our first quiz for Unit 8. After we did a gallery walk of the theory stories that everyone submitted on Monday to see which ones are more believable than others.
HW: Read the article and answer the questions about the article and sustaining life on other planets
Today we did compacting so you may or may not have had me today.
HW: Make sure your article questions are done. We will have a quiz tomorrow so make sure you have studied your notes so far this unit.
If you are in the 'Sea-floor spreading/Subduction group, you are in the right place!' click on the link below and follow your sheet to answer questions and to make your model!
Today we learned about the universe, galaxies and our solar system. We watched a couple brainpops and even did a quick scavenger hunt as if East Cobb was the Milky Way Galaxy.
HW: Read the Galaxy Article and answer the quick four questions
Want to get an idea of how small you are? Here are some links that really put it into perspective:
Today we went over Heliocentric vs. Geocentric theories and discussed Galileo, Copernicus and Aristotle. We also made a Universe in a box so we could figure out what constellations we see throughout the year and why they change.
HW: Finish the Geocentric and Heliocentric Activity!
Thank you to ALL the parents and supporters that have donated to our Donors Choose page! We are so greatful for all the support and donations that have been made in order for us to read 'Life as we Knew it' and 'The Dead and Gone' after the Milestones this year. Only $100 to go! Remember to refer to the earlier post to get your code in order to have Donors Choose match your donation.