1. Bring in all materials needed for class on Friday September 11th.
1. Differentiate the different branches of science.
2. Compare and contrast the 4 different branches of earth science.
3. Infer which branch of science has been most beneficial to humans.
1. Infer what you are doing when you communicate with someone.
2. Differentiate predictions and hypothesizing.
3. Putting things in similar categories are examples of what type of science skill?
4. Why do you think that observing is an important science skill?
1. Define the scientific method.
2. Why is it important for scientists to gather information before working on a problem?
3. Why is a control used in an experiment?
4. Differentiate dependent and independent variables.
1. P.14 #1-4
1. Why would an astronauts weight and mass be different on the Earth and on the moon.
2. What instrument is used to measure mass?
3. Differentiate mass and weight.
HF #6 (Due Wednesday)
1. What can you conclude about the relationship of an objects density and its ability to float?
2. Will an object with a mass of 54g and a volume of 20 cm3 float in the water? Why?
3. Gold has a density of 19.3g/cm3. If you cut a gold block in half, what would be the density of each half?
4. Students were playing around in a swimming pool and threw a ball into the pool. The pool was filled with water which has a density of0.5g/cm3. Draw a pool and a line representing the top of the water. Then draw where you predict the ball will come to rest on the swimming pool.
Density quiz on Friday
HF #6A (Due Thursday)
1. P. 30 #1-12
2. Density Quiz on Friday
HF #7 (Due Friday)
1. Differentiate the layers of the earth.
2. Hypothesize which part of the earth is most important.
3. Create two words for the word wall (As shown in class).
HF #8 (Due Monday September 26th)
1. P. 29 #11-18
2. P. 30 #29,30
HF #9 (Due Tuesday September 27th)
1. Differentiate the layers of the earth.
2. Hypothesize the difference between the crust of the oceans and the crust of the continents.
3. Sequence the layers of the earth from thinnest to thickest.
4. Why is the earth not considered a perfect sphere.
5. If you have not done so already, one word for the interactive word wall.
HF #10 (Due Wednesday September 28th)
1.P. 38 Physical Seting
2. P. 39 #3
HF #11 (Due Thursday Sept. 29th)
1. P. 41 Reading Check
2. P. 43 #1
1. P. 41 Mini Lab (Extra Credit)
1. P. 42 Reading Check
2. P. 43 #3,4,5
3. P. 57 #17,18,25
Test next Friday on Chapters 1 and 2.
There is no HomeFun Columbus Day Weekend as we took our first test today (Friday October 7th)
Next week there is no school Monday or Wednesday
Next week we will discuss Fire Safety as next week is Fire Safety Week in NYC.
Have a wonderful weekend!
HF #13 (Due Thursday October 13th)
1. P. 58-59 #1-14
HF #14 (Due Wednesday October 19th)
1. Desgin your home's escape plan in the event of a fire. Draw an outline of the rooms in your home and label them. Draw 2 escapes routes. Choose a familiar meeint place.
HF #15 (Due Thursday October 20)
1. What are chemical symbols?
2. What is an element?
3. What are atoms?
HF #16 (Due Friday October 21)
1. What are compounds?
2. What are molecules?
3. Are the following elements or compounds?
HF #17 (Due October 26th)
1. Fill in the columns
Formula Compound/Element # of Elements # of Atoms # of Molecules
Quiz on Friday October 28th on compounds/elements/atoms and molecules. 4 problems similar to the homework above.
HF #18 (Due Tuesday November 1)
1. What are minerals?
2. Where are minerals found?
3. How are minerals formed?
LOOKING AHEAD: Thursday October 27th is Parent Teacher Conferences from 12:30-2:30 and 5-8. Friday is a quiz on elements and compounds. We also will start talking about minerals. Monday is Halloween and no book bags are allowed. On Monday, students will take a pre test on science material they will see throughout the year. Students will then take the same test at the end of the year to see how much they have learned throughout the year. Next week we start labs on the exciting world of minerals and rocks. The students will be running a series of tests on various rocks and minerals to identify and differentiate them.
HF #19 (Due Wednesday Nov. 2)
1. P. 67 Applying Science #1,2
2. P. 70 #2
Marking Period ends Friday Nov. 4th. All missed work and extra credit must be handed in by this day.
HF #20 (Due Thursday Nov. 3)
1. Complete the Lab packet
HF #21 (Due Friday Nov. 4th)
1. Identify 2 minerals used by the body.
2. What is an ore?
3. Compare and contrast precious and semi precious gems.
4. What is your birthstone?
All extra credit and missing work must be handed in today as Friday is the last day of marking period 1.
END OF THE MARKING PERIOD
MARKING PERIOD 2
HF #1 (Due Monday November 7th)
1. Differentiate the various types of rocks.
2. How is each type of rock formed?
3. Differentiate elements and compounds.
LOOKING AHEAD: Next week we will be differentiating the various types of rocks and we will have labs on each category of rocks.
HF #2 (Due Wednesday)
1. How does igneous rock form?
2. What is magma?
3. How does lava rise to the Earth's surface?
4. How are cooling rate and crystal size related?
5. Compare/contrast intrusive and extrusive.
HF #3 (Due Thursday)
1. Create a foldout paper from Chapter 3 for the interactive word wall.
HF #4 (Due Monday)
1. P. 75 Physical Setting
2. P. 75 Reading Check
a. Name this rock.
b. How does this rock form?
c. Name the layers from oldest to newest
LOOKING AHEAD: Next week we will have our final rock lab on metamorphic rock and speak about the rock cycle. We then will start Chapter 4 which is chemical and mechanical weathering. Next Wednesday will be a quiz on rocks and minerals.
HF #5 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 88 #1-10
Quiz Wednesday. There will be a test on rocks and minerals and atoms/elements/compounds and molecules on Thursday. 25 multiple choice questions.
1. P. 88 #11-17
HF #7 (Due Friday)
1. Complete the handout on the Rock Cycle.
HF #8 (Due Monday)
1. P. 90-91 #1-12
Next week we start talking about chemical and mechanical weathering. There will be a take home test during the Thanksgiving holiday as well.
HF #9 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 95 Reading Check
2. P. 99 #1
HF #10 (Due Wednesday)
1. P. 96 Reading Check
2. P. 99 #2,3,5
Extra Credit (Hand in separately) P. 96 Physical Setting
HF #11 (Due Monday)
1. Take home test
HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVINHG HOLIDAY!!!
HF #12 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 109 #1,2,5
HF #13 (Due Wednesday)
1. P. 99 #4,6
2. P. 116 #1,3,4,6
3. P. 117 #14
HF #14 (Due Friday)
1. Which kind of fossil is a dinasour footprint?
2. What is a fossil?
3. Infer as to why fossils are not referred to as igneous rock.
HF #14A (Due Friday)
1. Create one word for the interactive science wordwall.
HW #15 (Due Monday)
1. P. 122 Living Environment Box
2. P. 123 Reading Check
3. P. 127 #1,2
HW #16 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 142 Red Box that says WRITE. 5 sentence minimum. To be collected.
HW #17 (Due Thursday)
1. P. 129 Living Environment
2. P. 130 Reading Check
3. P. 132 Reading Check
HW #18 (Due Friday)
1. P. 146 #1-11
HW #19 (Due Monday)
1. P. 144-145 #10-18
Test next Thursday on Chapters 4 and 5
HW #20 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 153 #1-4
HW #21 (Due Wednesday)
1. P. 156 #2-5
HW #22 (Due Monday)
1. P. 174 #1-4
2. P. 175 #9-11
HW #23 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 167 #1-3
2. P. 174 #5-7
HW #24 (Due Wednesday)
1. Reading Check P. 178
2. Reading Check P. 180
HW #25 (Due Thursday)
1. P. 186 #1-5
HW #26 (Due Tuesday January 3rd)
1. P. 202 Read the article and respond in the WRITE Section. You must write a minimum of 7 sentences. This will be collected.
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A WONDERFUL VACATION.
LOOKING AHEAD: When we return from vacation we will finish chapter 7 dealing with volcanoes. There will be a test on chapters 6 and 7 on Monday January 9th. After the chapter is complete, we start Physics, starting with waves, sound and light.
HW #27 (Due Wednesday January 4th)
1. P. 204 #1,3,5,6
2. Differentiate magma/lava
3. Infer what is meant by the statement "volcanoes are windows to inside the Earth."
Test on chapter 6 and 7 Monday.
HW #28 (Due Thursday Jan. 5th)
1. P. 204 #8-16
HW #29 (Due Friday)
1. P. 213 Reading Check
2. Describe a situation using kinetic energy and potential energy.
3. Differentiate the variuos types of waves.
TEST MONDAY ON CHAPTERS 6 AND 7
HW #30 (Due Monday)
1. Two words for the interactive wordwall, from Chapter 6 and 7
HW #31 (Due Wednesday)
1. Why is the gravity always the same for potential energy?
2. Find the KE when the mass is 6 grams and the velocity is 3 m/s.
3. Find the speed of a wave when the frequency is 3 with a wavelength of 2.5.
Marking period 2 ends Friday. Please find me for any missing work/extra credit opportunities..
HW #32 (Due Thursday)
1. P. 236 #1,2,5,6,7
2. P. 218 #7
HW #33 (Due Friday)
1. Why are sound waves considered longitudinal waves?
2. How do dolphis communicate?
3. What makes up a sound wave?
4. Why can't sound be heard in a vacuum?
END OF MARKING PERIOD 2
ALL EXTRA CREDIT AND MISSING HW MUST BE HANDED IN BY FRIDAY.
MARKING PERIOD 3
HW #1 (Due Tuesday January 17th)
1. P. 236 # 9-17
HW #2 (Due Friday January 20th)
1. What things are needed to hear a sound?
2. What are the three parts of the ear?
3. What vibrates when sound is heard?
4. Create a hypothesis as to which part of the ear is most important.
HW #3 (Due Monday January 23rd)
1. What are the four properties of light waves?
2. What type of mediums do light waves need to travel?
3. Create a hypothesis as to why it takes so long for sunlight to reach Earth?
Quiz next week on the mathematics and reading of a wave.
HW #4 (Due Tuesday January 24th)
1. Create a word wall artifact from Chapter 8
Test Thursday on Chapters 6,7,8
HW #5 (Due Wednesday January 25th)
1. P. 226 Reading Check
2. P. 227 Reading Check
3. P. 231 #1,2
HW #6 (Due Monday January 30th)
1. P. 238-239 #1-9 and 19
HW #7 (Due Tuesday Jan. 31st)
1. Reading Check P.243, 245
2. Differentiate mass and weight.
3. Find the density if an object when the mass is 3 grams and the volume is 6mL.
HW #8 (Due Wednesday February 1st)
1. Reading Check P. 270
2. P. 277 #1,5
HW #9 (Due Thursday February 2)
1. P. 251 #1-4
HW #10 (Due Friday February 3)
1. Read article on P. 262. Respond 5-7 sentences reflecting on this article. To be collected.
HW #11 (Due Monday February 6th)
1. P. 264 #1-15
HW #12 (Due Wednesday February 8th)
1. P. 277 #2,3,4
HW # 13 (Due Thursday February 9th)
1. How many atoms,elements/compounds are in the following?
HW #14 (Due Monday February 13th)
1. P. 294 #1,2,3,8,9,10,11
1. Art Project. On a sheet of paper, write down your first or last name in lower case letters. Pick an element from the periodic table that is in your name. Write down the letter/letters (if 2 letter element) in large bold letters. Under the element, write down the full name of the element as well as its atomic number.
HW #17 (Due Wednesday Feb. 15th)
1. What is another name for the heart?
2. What are the 4 chambers of the heart?
3. What is the largest artery in the body?
HW #16 (Due Thursday Feb. 16th)
1. P. 283 #2,5,6
HF #18 (Due Friday Feb. 17th)
1. Problems 25-30 on the handout
HF #19 (Due Monday February 27th)
1. Write a one page report on an African American scientists. Mention his/her biography as well as his/her accomplishments in the science world.
HF #20 (Due Tuesday February 28th)
1. Writing Piece. Create an invention. What would it do, how would it made made, who would it benefit. Please make this at least 5-7 sentences long.
HF #21 (Due Wednesday March 1st)
1. Why do the substances in a mixture keep their own properties?
2. Infer: A teaspoon of instant coffee is placed in a cup of water. Is this a mixture or a compound? Why?
3. Hypothesize if all samples of salt water taste the same.
HF #22 (Due Thursday March 2nd)
1. Reading Check P. 302
2. Reading Check P. 304
3. P. 305 #1-3
HF #23 (Due Friday March 3)
1. When you stir a spoonful of sugar on H2O, the sugar dissolves. Why doesn't the spoon dissolve?
2. Is a can of frozen juice a concentrate or dilute solution? Why?
3. Compare/contrast saturated and unsaturated and supersaturated solutions.
4. Why is H2O called the universal solvent?
HF #24 (Due Monday March 6)
1. What happens to the FP of H2O as you add more solute?
2. Why is rock salt thrown on icy sidewalks?
3. What is BP elevation?
4. How is antifreeze similar to solute in a solution?
LOOKING AHEAD: Next week we work on acids and bases in clouding an acid/base lab.
HF #25 (Due Tuesday March 7th)
1. Why are acids called proton donors?
2. Which of the following compounds are acids? How do you know?
HF #26 (Due Wed. March 8th)
1. P. 326 #2-7
HF #27 (Due Thurs. March 9th)
1. P. 323 Conclude and Apply #1,2,3
HF #28 (Due Friday March 10th)
1. Complete the laboratory sheet
HF #29 (Due Monday)
1. Balance the following equations
1. C+ Br2 ------> CBr4
2. Fe + O2 ------>FeO
3. B + Cl2 ------->BCl3
4. Mg + O2 ------>2MgO
5. BaCl2 + H2SO4 ---->BaSO4 + HCl
Test Wednesday on Chapters 10 and 11 and 12
Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday.
HF #30 (Due Tuesday March 14th)
1. Create two words (total) for the interactive word wall between chapters 10 and 11 and 12.
Test is postponed until Friday March 17th. Test will be 25 multiple choice questions from chapters 9,10,11,12.
HF #31 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 354 #10-19
Marking period ends Friday. All extra credit and missing work due by Friday.
HF #32 (Due Wednesday)
1. Differentiate instantaneous speed and average speed.
2. If a car travels at an average speed of 90 km/hr, how long will it take to travel 360 km?
3. A car makes a trip of 400 km in 4 hours. The return trip is 3.5 hours. What can you infer about the average speed of the car on two trips?
HF #33 (Due Thursday)
1. Calculate the acceleration of a bus whose speed changes from 6 m/s to 12 m/s over 3 seconds.
2. A train travels from Boston to NY a distance of 350 km in 3.5 hours. What is the trains speed?
MARKING PERIOD #4
HW #1 (Due Monday)
1. How hard would you have to push a 50 kg skater to increase her speed by 2 m/s?
2. What is the mass of an object if a force of 10 N causes it to accelerate 5 m/s?
3. Differentiate action and reaction forces.
4. Infer why you keep moving forward when your car stops suddenly.
HW #2 (Due Tuesday)
1. How can you decrease pressure?
2. A pressure of 200 N/m2 was applied over an area of 5m2. What is the force?
3. What is friction?
4. What is the speed of gravity on Earth?
Physics test on Thursday
HW #3 (Due Wednesday)
1. Find the power when you use a force of 10N to move a box 100m in 10 seconds.
2. If you push an object that doesn't really move, was work done? Why?
3. Find the work when you lift a 40N object 5 feet.
Physics test on Thursday
HF #4 (Due Thursday)
1. Differentiate rotation and revolution.
2. Why don't we have 12 hours of day and night everyday of the year?
3. What would happen if the Earth didn't rotate?
HF #5 (Due Friday)
1. Infer as to why you think direct sun light produces more heat than indirect sunlight.
2. What is the equinox?
3. What is the angle of the Earth's tilt?
4. What is the solstice?
HF #6 (Due Monday)
1. Describe the waxing and waning phases of the moon?
2. Approximately how many days are in each moon phase?
3. Why have we never seen the dark side of the moon?
4. Why do the seasons change?
HF #7 (Due Tuesday)
1. Define umbra and penumbra explain how this relates to eclipses?
2. Differentiate a solar and lunar eclipse.
HF #8 (Due Wednesday)
1. What are some characteristics of the moon?
2. Why is the moon considered to be a satellite?
3. What is your weight on the moon?
HF #9 (Due Thursday)
1. What causes the change in tides?
2. Which celestial body has the greatest influence on Earth's tides?
3. What is tidal range?
HF #10 (Due Monday)
1. What makes up the solar system?
2. Why does Venus have a faster revolution than Neptune?
3. Differentiate the inner and outer planets?
HF #11 (Due Wednesday)
1. What is a star?
2. Differentiate magnitude and absolute magnitude.
3. What is your birthday constellation?
Test on all of astronomy on Friday, May 12th.
HF #12 (Due Friday)
1. Choose two words to create for the interactive word wall. One from the chapter on physics, one from the chapter on astronomy.
HF #13 (Due Monday)
1. Differentiate the 3 types of rocks.
2. How many protons, neutrons, electrons are in the element
3. Which planets have rings?
HF #14 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 367 #1-4
HF #15 (Due Wednesday)
1. P. 367 #5,6
HF #16 (Due Friday)
1. P. 373 #1,3,4
HF #17 (Due Tuesday)
1. P. 387 #1,3,4
Quiz next Friday on differentiating animal and plant cells
Due to Career Day, the quiz on Animal and Plant Cells has been moved to Monday June 5th
HF #18 (Due Wednesday)
1. P. 393 #1-6
HF #19 (Due Friday)
1. P. 412 #1,2,3,6
Rap on Scientific inquiry (Kids rap and teachers rap)
Cartoon on SI