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Rm 8: Science and Technology

First Semester Review - We did a lot!

Binder Work:

# of completed Numbered Binder Pages:   96

# of completed Kick- Off Pages:  20

Projects:

1. "All About Me" Slide Presentation

2.  Music Experiment Data Chart/Bar Graph

3.  Food Web Cards/Poster

4.  Natural Resource Slide Presentation

5.  Element Poster

6.  Chemical Reaction Slide Presentation

Class Activities:

1. "Competition Concentration" Matching Game

2. Virtual Lab #1 - Invasive Species Populations

3. Use and Consequences Card Game

4. "The Smallest Bit" paper cutting atom activity

5.  Molecule Models Simulator (Unstable/Stable?)

6.  Phet Simulator:  Changes in States of Matter

7.  Phet Simulator:  Kinetic Energy = Pressure

8.  Virtual Lab #2 - Characteristics of Chemical Changes

9.  Modeling Chemical Equations with Blocks

10.  7 games of Kahoot!

Labs:

1. Music Heart Rate Experiment

2. Orbeez/Bath Bomb Investigation

3. Field Study Lab - Micro Ecosystem Examination

4. Microscope Lab #1 (Rm. 16) - Prepared Slides

5. Microscope Lab #2 - (Rm. 16) Exploring sugar/salt crystals

6. Withering Rice Lab (Kinetic Energy)

7. Lab - Kinetic Energy and Temperature (Room 16) 

8. Lab - Chemical Reactions with Chemicals (Room 16)

 

# of Students:  136

# of A's:  71

 

Bionic Arm Challenge

 

June 7

Video Playlist - June 4

Evolution Lab - May 17

Evolution Lab - Phylogenetic Tree Game 

***Remember to complete #6- #13 in your packet as you complete the trees"

#6 - #9 "Gecko and Mushroom Tree"

#10 - #11 "Dog, snake, goldfish" tree

#12 - #13 "banana, lemon, onion" tree

 

After you have completed 3 trees - keep going and see how far you can get!!!

 

 

May 16 - Interactive Lesson

1. Smithsonian Website - Human Evolution Timeline 

For part 1 questions #1 - 6 on worksheet

 

 

2. Smithsonian Website - Human Family Tree 

For part 2 questions #1- 4 on worksheet

 

May 15 - School Survey

Click Here to complete the Survey

Lesson Activities: Wed. April 24

1.   Complete the virtual lab on natural selection

         (Fill in the chart with population numbers and answer the review questions)

2.   Natural Selection Simulation

3.   Finish Title Page

Tuesday, April 2

1.  Go to Google Earth and follow the instructions.

 

2.  If Google Earth is not working, use the following links to answer questions #4,5,6, and 7

 

        Question #4:  Mid-Ocean ridges 

        Question #5:   Mid - Ocean ridges around the world

        Question #6:   Features near the edges of the ocean floor

        Question #7:   Western border of South America 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 28 Lesson Plans

 

1.  Finish Earthquake Poster.  If you already shared, double check to make sure your first and last name is on the poster!

2.  Video - San Francisco Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989 (click on first video)

3.  Megaquakes (Click on first video)

 

Monday, March 25

 

March 19 Claim Evidence Reasoning

Evidence #2 - Videos on Plate Tectonics

         

          Video #1:   Minute Earth

          Video #2:   Continental drift time lapse  Pause when land masses become "ONE"!

          Video #3:   BrainPop 

*Use one of the above videos to include in your evidence and reasoning!

*When finished, revise your claim if necessary

 

  

March 11 Activities

1.  Complete the carbon cycle Study Jamz  

        - Make sure to record your answers on the worksheet!

        - Put the page on Page 1 of new binder unit!

 

2.   Watch the following videos:

        -How humans disrupt the carbon cycle 

        - Food Waste

 

 

 

 

 

March 6 Lesson Plans

#1:   Go to the energy pyramid virtual lab.  Complete the virtual lab by dragging in the correct organism to each trophic level.  There are 5 different ecosystems to complete.    Use the drop down menu to change ecosystems.

 

Select one ecosystem to record the results on your paper.  Also, complete the questions at the bottom of the worksheet. 

February 22 Lesson Plans

Video Playlist (Feb. 21) - Symbiosis

Project Voting

Kahoot! Review Questions

 

Q1:Describe the role that salt has in the chemical reaction rust.

20 sec

 

  • catalyst

This is a correct answer

  • inhibitor

This is a wrong answer

  • reactant

This is a wrong answer

  • product

This is a wrong answer

 

Q2:What is the role of paint on a bike frame?

20 sec

 

  • reactant

This is a wrong answer

  • product

This is a wrong answer

  • catalyst

This is a wrong answer

  • inhibitor

This is a correct answer

 

Q3:The law of conservation of mass was first discovered by what scientist?

20 sec

 

  • Isaac Newton

This is a wrong answer

  • Antoine Lavoisier

This is a correct answer

  • Albert Einstein

This is a wrong answer

  • Stephen Hawking

This is a wrong answer

 

Q4:What must be the same on both sides of an equation to satisfy the law of conservation of mass?

20 sec

 

  • Number of molecules

This is a wrong answer

  • types of elements

This is a wrong answer

  • Number of atoms and types of elements

This is a correct answer

  • Type of molecules

This is a wrong answer

 

Q5:In what type of system is a product most have less mass on a scale?

20 sec

 

  • closed system

This is a wrong answer

  • open system

This is a correct answer

  • system with gas reactants

This is a wrong answer

  • system where a solid turns into a liquid

This is a wrong answer

 

Q6:What type of reaction releases heat and increases the temperature of the surroundings?

20 sec

 

  • exothermic reaction

This is a correct answer

  • endothermic reaction

This is a wrong answer

  • chemical reaction

This is a wrong answer

  • photosynthetic reaction

This is a wrong answer

 

Q7:What kind of chemical reaction produced glucose from water and carbon dioxide?

20 sec

 

  • photosynthesis

This is a correct answer

  • respiration

This is a wrong answer

  • a closed system reaction

This is a wrong answer

  • an endothermic reaction

This is a wrong answer

 

Q8:Which of the following is an example of an endothermic reaction?

20 sec

 

  • rust

This is a wrong answer

  • combustion

This is a wrong answer

  • baking bread

This is a correct answer

  • hot pack

This is a wrong answer

 

Q9:What process do plants need to release energy?

20 sec

 

  • photosynthesis

This is a wrong answer

  • cellular respiration

This is a wrong answer

  • both photosynthesis and cellular respiration

This is a correct answer

  • exothermic reaction

This is a wrong answer

 

Q10:Where does photosynthesis occur in a plant?

20 sec

 

  • In the roots

This is a wrong answer

  • In the stem

This is a wrong answer

  • In the flowers

This is a wrong answer

  • In the leaves

This is a correct answer

 

Q11:What can be changed to balance an equation?

20 sec

 

  • Change the subscript

This is a wrong answer

  • Change the coefficient

This is a correct answer

  • Add extra elements

This is a wrong answer

  • Change the number and types of elements

This is a wrong answer

 

Q12:In cellular respiration, which of the following is a product?

20 sec

 

  • ATP Energy

This is a correct answer

  • Oxygen

This is a wrong answer

  • Glucose

This is a wrong answer

  • Reactants

This is a wrong answer

 

Q13:What happens to the energy stored in the product after an exothermic reaction?

20 sec

 

  • The energy stays the same

This is a wrong answer

  • The energy goes up

This is a wrong answer

  • The energy goes down

This is a correct answer

  • The energy dissolves

This is a wrong answer

 

Q14:Where does cellular respiration occur in a human?

20 sec

 

  • In the lungs

This is a wrong answer

  • In heart cells

This is a wrong answer

  • In brain cells

This is a wrong answer

  • In every cell of the body

This is a correct answer

 

Q15:In a fire, why is the mass of ashes less than the mass of the logs and oxygen?

20 sec

 

  • Some of the atoms are destroyed by the fire

This is a wrong answer

  • Some of the atoms disperse into the air as gasses.

This is a correct answer

  • The mass of the ashes is denser than those of the logs.

This is a wrong answer

  • Extra mass is absorbed by the producs

This is a wrong answer

 

Q16:T/F photosynthesis is an exothermic reaction?

20 sec

 

  • True

This is a wrong answer

  • False

This is a correct answer

 

Q17:T/F Cellular respiration occurs in the mitochondria of every cell in plants and animals.

20 sec

 

  • True

This is a correct answer

  • False

This is a wrong answer

 

Q18:T/F Matter can never be created or destroyed.

20 sec

 

  • True

This is a correct answer

  • False

This is a wrong answer

 

Q19:T/F: Glucose is necessary for human survival.

20 sec

 

  • True

This is a correct answer

  • False

This is a wrong answer

 

Q20:T/F: Carbon Dioxide is a product of photosynthesis.

20 sec

 

  • True

This is a wrong answer

  • False

Reading Assessment

Click Here and complete the Google Form Reading Assessment

Balancing Equations Sim

Virtual Lab - Jan. 22

Presentation Ratings

Class Survey

December 20 - Simulations/Games

 

Phet Pressure Simulation CLICK HERE 

 

Headphones required for the following videos/games!

 

Air pressure can implosion video - CLICK HERE

Bill Nye - Pressure

 

Games:

States of Matter Millionaire 

States of Matter - Hangman 

Brain Pop Matter Sorting  - Plasma refers to a fourth state of matter (includes Lightning, stars, neon signs, fire)

December 10 Google Form

Evidence #3: Partner read the "Few Elements:  Many Compounds" article.

 

Complete the Google Form Here.

Poster Voting

Click below to vote on posters:

Period 1

Period 2

Period 4

Period 5

Period 6

 

When finished, voting, check on the results and see how many votes YOUR poster received!

 

 

 

December 6, 2018 Resources/Links

Evidence #2 Click Here to open the PHET - "Build an Atom" simulation

Build atoms with atomic numbers 3 - 10, and fill in the chart in your packet

 

 

After completing Evidence #2, and #3, complete the CLaim EVidence Reasoning worksheet, including the Conclusion.

 

This packet and Google Form will be graded separately from your binder!

Attendance

Alternate Lesson - Tuesday, December 4

Atom Poster research resources

Molecule Chase!

Global Warming Games

Presentation Ratings

Slide Presentation Links

Gold Ore

Link 1

Link 2

 

Oil

Link 1

Link 2

 

Aquifers

Link 1

Link 2

Brainpop Game - Sortify!

Ecosystem Games - Thursday, October 18

Lesson Extenstion: Monday, October 15

Video: Wed. October 10

Work Time- Tuesday, October 3

1.  Finish the Virtual Lab Activity on page 21.  You should complete 4 graphs total.

Virtual Lab Activity

 

 

2.  After the Virtual Lab, please watch the following videos:

 

Video #1 - Human Population

 

Video #2 - Carrying Capacity

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 19

Science Review assessment link - Google Forms

 

When you are finished:

 

1.  Choose any of the video links above.

Google Form for Music Experiment Data

Wednesday, September 5 Lesson

Link #1 - Google Forms Assignment

 

If you get finished early, you may explore any of the video links below.  Please wear your earbuds or get headphones from the back.

Thursday, August 30 Lesson

June 8 Playlists

June 4 Lesson Link5

Step 1:   Finish Virtual Lab

Virtual Lab 

 

 

Step 2:  Watch the video below

Where do humans come from?

 

 

Step 3:   Free Choice (links from website)

 

Mass Extinctions Playlist - June 1

A 6th Mass Extinction?

Evidence #1 - Interactive Chart 

 

Evidence #2 - Charts (in packet)

 

Evidence #3 - Article (in packet)

 

Evidence #4 - video:  "Vanished"

 

Geologic Time Scale

Solar Suitcase Playlist

Solar Suitcase Build

Lesson for Wednesday, April 9

Pd. 3:

Make sure you are finished with your poster on earthquakes.

Finish Video on Natural Disasters (We left off at 1:15).  There are about 25 minutes left.

Free Time on Links to Site

 

Pd. 4/5/6

1. Study Jamz - Earthquakes

 -watch the video

 -answer questions on worksheet

 -review answers, write correct answers if necessary. 

 

2.  Finish Poster on Drawing App and send it to me.

 

3.   Watch Videos:

 

Indian Ocean Tsunami

 

Biggest Tsunamis caught on tape

 

 

 

 

Interactive Map

Click Here for Interactive Map to be used with activity for Friday, April 27 assignment

Thursday, April 26

Mythbusters Playlist

 

Top 10 Mythbusters

Myth-Busters mini-episodes (choose 2 to watch)

 

 

After watching 3 videos - you may play games or watch videos from my website, or school website

Wix Web Designer Tutorial

Links for Monday, April 16

Study Jams - the Water Cycle 

1.  watch the video

2.  answer questions on worksheet

3.  review answers, write correct answers if necessary. 

 

Study Jams - Carbon Cycle

1.  watch the video

2.  answer questions on worksheet

3.  review answers, write correct answers if necessary. 

 

 

Links when finished with project

Project Ideas

Links for Tuesday, April 10

Typing Club

Slide Ratings

Game Links for Monday, March 19

If you are done with your slides, please go a game site below:

 

 

PBS Nature games

 

ECOSYSTEM GAMES

 

Ecosystem "Study Jams"

 

 

Video Links for Wednesday, March 14

Video Links for Thursday, March 8

Video #1 - Ecological Relationships

Video #2 - Symbiosis, Mutualism, etc. 

Video #3 - Top 10 ways animals work together

Enrichment Links for Thursday March 8

Typing Club

Hour of Code:   hourofcode.com/us

Garageband Song Ratings

Friday, March 2 - Preview videos of next unit

Friday, February 23 Virtual Lab/Extensions

Thursday, February 15 extensions

Wednesday, February 7

Friday, February 2

Game:

Balancing Equations Game

 

Title Page Topics:

Energy Flow

Heat in chemistry

photosynthesis

chemical equations

earth's materials

 

Video:

Chemistry Equations

Thursday, January 25

Chemistry of Cooking Playlist - Tuesday, January 16

Watch the first two videos:

 

Chemistry of Baking Cookies 

 

Chemistry of Grilling 

 

 

Optional Video to watch or explore with games and videos below

 

Chemistry of Thanksgiving Meal

 

Chemistry Games and Videos

More Chemistry Games

Build an Atom

 

Greatest Chemistry Discoveries

 

Molecularium - Build a Molecule Game

** You Must Allow Flash to play **

 

Backyard Scientist - Outrageous Chemistry Experiments

January 12, 2018 Extensions

Web Surfing Science Links - Dec. 12

Element Project Links

Chemistry for kids (scroll down to elements) 

Google Search:  "Live Science _____________(name of element)

CHEM4KIDS

Web Surfing Science Links

Wednesday, November 8

1.  Read the 4 page packet and complete the table and answer any questions directly on the packet.

2.  Make sure slide presentation is completed and ready to present.  They will be presented tomorrow.

3.   Watch documentary on Tesla Motors,

 

Sample Slide Presentation

Tuesday, November 7 Lesson Plans

1.   Finish Slide Show Presentation (They are due tomorrow!)

2.   Complete title page for Unit C.  You may use the textbook to find an appropriate picture to draw.

3.   Play Natural Resource Game - "Sortify"

4.   Watch documentary on future energy sources

November 2 Links for slide presentation

Monday, October 30

1.  Watch this Video and complete the t-chart hand-out

2.  Play the Game on human resources

3.   Watch BBC earth Videos

Friday, October 27

1.  Complete the Survey:  Click here for survey

2.  Watch the Bill Nye Video:   

Optional:   Complete the Extra Credit page as you watch.

3.  BBC Earth Videos

WildKratts: Food Chain Game

After your project is completed...

Click Here to watch Video. 

Make sure your headphones are plugged in!

Music Experiment Data/Quiz