Today we went over the continental drift theory! We acted like Alfred Wegner and tried to fit on the continents together for a puzzle. We used this information to make our own puzzle of Pangaea!
HW: Finish Pangaea puzzle and watch the video and take notes for Plate Tectonics Below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMFHeDLZqv8
Performance tasks #5-8 are due next Friday!
Reminders: Chik Fil a Spirit night is MONDAY! Come out and support ECMS
5 REP BUCKS will be given for each item turned in if you can get it to me by MONDAY. We still need the following items:
Fruit Roll Ups (NOT fruit by the foot)
Today we had a quick demo with cornstarch and water. You can try this at home: wet some corn starch in your hand. Squeeze and apply pressure and you will feel that it turns into a solid! When you let go, it will turn into a liquid. This models what the inner core does since it is solid.
We also took our Unit 4 Quiz 1 on the layers of the earth and watched Bill Nye.
HW: Complete your continental drift notes and watch the video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIxYczmdz_E
EXTRA REP BUCKS: 5 rep bucks to bring in one of the following (will need by Monday!)
Graham Crackers (4 boxes)
Vanilla Icing (2 cans)
Fruit Roll-Ups (not foot by the foot) (4 boxes)
Follow the directions that are on your hand-out FIRST!
The first link after you go to the online textbook is http://www.quia.com/rr/977194.html
(Make sure you complete the game until you get to $1,000,000 and at least three times)
Once you are done, you need to complete your performance tasks #1-4 since they are due on Friday!
Today we finished our 'Inside the Earth' notes IN class so we didn't have to do the flipped video tonight (you can watch it below if you would like). We also watched the brainpop for 'Earth's Structure' and took the quiz. We then looked at the composition of Earth's crust and what elements are most prevalent where we live (oxygen, silicon, and aluminum).
HW: Finish the Earth's Composition bar graph (if not already) Performance Tasks #1-4 are due FRIDAY!
We are going to the computer lab so bring headphones or ear buds!
Today we went over our 'Inside the Earth' notes that we took over the weekend and we also filled in an organizer chart in order organize our thoughts about each layer. We also made a paper plate that was a 2D model of the layers of the Earth.
HW: Finish Paper Plate Model
Today we completed our Vocabulary for Unit 4! We also turned in our Unit 3 folder, so make sure you do that on Monday if you haven't already.
HW: Finish vocabulary, and watch the below video and complete your guided notes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUtXslaMqis
Remediation/Enrichment for Unit 3 is due next Tuesday if you would like to retake the Unit 3 Test!
Reminders: JA Biztown starts on MONDAY! Make sure you look at the jobs and see where you would like to work. We will start interviews next week so be thinking about which jobs you would do well in and why
Red Ribbon week is next week!
Monday: Wear Neon!
Tuesday: PJs (no slippers)
Wednesday: Superhero day
Thursday: Pink/Red Out!
Friday: School Spirit or Favorite team day
Today we completed our Unit 4 Pre-Test on Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
HW: Finish the Unit 4 Word Search. Bring box tops tomorrow (last day), and plan to come out to Food Truck night tomorrow!
UNIT 3 FOLDER IS DUE TOMORROW!
Today we took our Unit 3 test! Overall great job :)
Tomorrow we will have our pre-test for Unit 4 on Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanos.
HW: None (unless you want to study for the pre-test!)
Make sure you have turned in your Tellus Permission Slip form! Spots are filling up.
Today we finished up review stations in preparation for our Unit 3 test tomorrow! Make sure you study!
P.S Our next unit is on plate tectonics if you want to study up for the pre-test on Thursday :)
The Book Fair is going on this week from 8:45 - 4:00 this week in the media center
THIS Friday we are having Food Trucks in the front parking lot! Come out for a good time.
Box Tops are due 10/23 to your homeroom. The homeroom with the most box tops will win a Pizza Party!!
Tellus Permission slips and money are due 11/9
Junior Achievement permission slips and money are due 11/4
Using the chart that you made with your 'Do Now' time, play the jeopardy game with a partner that is next to you. You will need to write the QUESTION AND ANSWER in each box.
HW: Study for your test Wednesday!!
Today we completed review stations that we will finish up on Monday. I have attached them in case you did not finish a station that you visited today. We will be turning in our station work on MONDAY so make sure you keep up with your work over the weekend. We also turned in our performance tasks #5-8 today as well.
HW: Study! We will have our Unit 3 test next week
Reminders: Conference week is next week, we will get out of school at 2:15 every day!
Box tops for our homeroom are due 10/23! Get them in for a pizza party
Tellus Permission Slips and money are due 11/9
The Book Fair starts next week. You will visit during your Language Arts class
Look at the sheet that was given to you so you can walk through the steps to make a pie graph about the composition of Loam. Once you are done you will need to complete a pie graph to turn in at the end of the period, play some review games, then you can get your homework.
HW: Finish reading the Devil's Tower article and answering the questions (3rd period you are 750L and AC you are 1210L)
Here are the directions for the day in case you lost your sheet:
Soil Pie Chart
Step 1: Go to https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/ and click on ‘PIE’ graph
Step 2: Choose what type of shading you would like your pie graph to have (solid, pattern or gradient). Also choose your background color.
Step 3: Click on ‘Data’ to the right
Step 4: Enter the following information
Graph Title: Composition of Loam
Source: YOUR NAME
Data Set: Pie Slices 6
Step 5: Click on ‘Labels’ on the right hand side in order to choose your fonts, colors, and font size.
Step 6: Click on ‘Preview’ to look at a preview of your graph. If you are satisfied with your graph, it has a title, your name, label key, and labels on the pie chart you can move on.
Step 7: Click on ‘Print/Save’ and in the ‘Email this graph’ section enter Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you are done, make a pie graph on your own sheet of paper to be turned in at the end of class that has the following items
Weathered Rocks and minerals
(You will have to think about what weathered rocks and minerals are in LOAM and what that total percentage is in order to put it into your pie chart)
When you finish your TWO pie charts, finish your performance tasks #5-8 since they are due FRIDAY!
When you are done with your performance tasks, you can click on the links below:
Read about the grand canyon and our next unit: http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/geology/gc_geol.htm
Play the erosion game (if it doesn’t work go to a different browser): http://www.kineticcity.com/mindgames/warper/
Play the Soil Game (click on ‘DIG DEEPER’)
If you’re sick of games, come see Ms. Dudek to get an article about a unique occurrence of erosion. This will be for homework :)
Today we tested our skills on the rock cycle and soil by filling in a quiz by using our notes. Grades will be updated in the grade book with those grades in it. Some of us definitely need to study! After, we completed an assignment with the 'Dust Bowl' article that should be completed for homework if it was not finished.
HW: Finish Dust Bowl Sheet! Performance tasks #5-8 are due FRIDAY! We will be going to the computer lab tomorrow so bring headphones
Congratulations to the following people who got to make edible soil today in class because they have an 'A', great job!!
Today we actually took notes in class (imagine that!) We also started on our performance tasks #5 and #7 since they were taught during the lesson today. We also completed a critical thinking assignment that involves soil and the nutrients contained in it. We also got to see the difference in mechanical and chemical weathering and also started watching oxidation take place in the classroom!
HW: Watch the Soil Conservation video and finish the notes. Performance tasks #5-8 are due FRIDAY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE3pvEG_g8U
Tellus field trip permission slips went home TODAY! They are due back November 9th but the first 80 students to turn it in will be attending the trip. I also need about 5 parents, but I will send out an e-mail later on this week to see who is interested.
Today we had a POP quiz on Weathering, Erosion and Deposition.
We also went over our notes and any questions about Erosion from over the weekend and got a different perspective about Erosion from our friend, Bill Nye!
HW: Performance Tasks 5-8 are due Friday! Make sure you have already turned in 1-4.
The Book Fair is next week during conference week.
If you have not already signed up for a time with your homeroom teacher, make sure you do that by the end of the day for conferences!
Oct 23rd we will have Food Trucks from 6 - 8pm in the parking lot!
R.E.P Rally for 20 REP Bucks is THIS Friday! Make sure you have no referrals from the past two weeks and purchase a ticket in order to attend.
For Fun: Over the weekend, I was invited to go to North Georgia to see the difference in the rocks to find the different zones in Georgia (Like piedmont, coastal plains, etc.) The regions depend on what types of rock that are found in that area. It was the geologists job to find the line where the rocks change. We were able to look at a sample of granite called 'corbin' taken from North Georgia. It is VERY rare because it has blue quartz instead of white or clear. It also has LICHEN on it which is a form of chemical weathering. The pictures are below from the trip :)
Today we did a writing activity called "The Pebble in my Pocket." We used our Rock Journey Chart from yesterday to write a story about a pebble that went through the Rock Cycle. This writing assignment counts as a test grade, so for those of you that did not finish it in class, it MUST be turned in on Monday.
HW: Erosion notes and video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEiWhgX_orE
Finish 'Pebble in my Pocket' writing assignment if not already done.
Performance Tasks #1-4 were due TODAY so they are now late.
Today we did a matching activity and also a rock cycle activity in preparation for a writing assignment that we will do tomorrow.
Practice the matching assignment again to make sure you know it!
HW: Performance tasks #1-4 are due TOMORROW!
Today we went outside to see examples of oxidation, ice wedging, root wedging, abrasion, erosion and deposition.
HW: Finish Lab Sheet if you haven't already
Remediation packet due TOMORROW in order to re-test on Friday
Performance tasks #1-4 are due FRIDAY
ROOT WEDGING (See above)
ICE WEDING (See above)
OXIDATION (See above.. also known as rusting)
ABRASION BY WATER (See above)
EROSION INTO DEPOSITION (See above)
Today we made a tree map about weathering, then worked on our Vocabulary for Unit 3 and then got our enrichment or remediation assignment for Unit 2.
1. Finish Remediation or Enrichment Assignment (due Thursday). Remediation MUST be completed in order to take the Unit 2 re-test on Friday
2. Finish Vocabulary including the pictures
3. Deposition Video and Notes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbev5nbaqfo
4. Bring a camera tomorrow (can be on a phone or digital) If you do not have one, I will place you into a group that has one so you can complete your scavenger hunt tomorrow.
Today we went to the computer lab to watch a view Brain pops, take a few quizzes, and get started on our Performance Tasks for Unit 3
HW: Work on Performance Tasks #1-4. They are due on Friday!
Homeroom people: Remember to have your parents sign up for a time slot for conference week. They can either pick a time to meet in person or over the phone, or opt not to have a conference. They can sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D44A9AA2EA1FD0-msdudeks1
1. Go to Brainpop www.brainpop.com
Watch "Rock Cycle" twice and take the quiz. You must get a 100% to move on
2. Watch "weathering" twice and take the quiz. You must get a 100% to move on
3. Watch "soil" twice and take the quiz. You must get a 100% to move on
4. SkillsTutor: make sure you have completed 'Rocks and Minerals' and received a 100%
5. Get your pre-test from Ms. Dudek and start working on them. #1-4 is due FRIDAY!!!!
6. Get a Vocab sheet from Ms. Dudek, this will be due on Wednesday but bring it to class tomorrow as we will have time to work on it and use the textbook to help.
Today we took our Unit 2 test and also took the pre-test for Unit 3. Be sure to look over Soil and the Rock Cycle in order to get prepared for the next Unit.
HW: Word Search and Weathering Notes with Flipped Video below. Your Unit 2 Folder is also due on Monday! Have a great weekend!
Unit 2 Folder should have the following:
Unit 2 Vocab
Web quest (if you still have it)
ALL Guides and notes
Labs (Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic)
Study Guide (Will give this back to you)
Past back quizzes and work
TOMORROW IS THE UNIT 2 TEST! We played Jeopardy in class today but you can play by clicking the file below too. Also review your notes, study guide, and past videos
HW: STUDY! Your study guide is due tomorrow as well.