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  • Why do you think the scientists are studying this topic?
  • How might this research affect you/world?
  • What three questions would you ask the researchers?
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Week 15 12/10-14/18 (Guest speaker, Dr. Kelly Copeland)

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

M-Step Practice test (Take the 5th, 8th and 11th practice test)

Rotation 1 (Monday)→    Guest speaker, Dr. Kelly Copeland (Charlie Copeland's Mom)
HW: Finch Investigation
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Activity 10.4  "Mid Point Sharing" on the  Finch Investigation (Compare explanations and identify gaps in your evidence)
HW: Re read, Reading 10.3- " Where Did the Data come From?"
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Activity 10.5 "Explaining the Mystery"
HW:  "Explaining the Mystery" is  due Friday 10/14/18
Rotation 4 (Friday)→  In class discussion on "Explaining the Mystery" & Homework 10.5- "what Happens Next?"
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7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Guest speaker, Dr. Kelly Copeland (Charlie Copeland's Mom)
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→   Continued discussion reading 10.1 "What happens to Atoms and Molecules When I see Different Process?"
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Activity 11.1 - "How can I make Soap from Fat?"
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→ Reading 11.1 "Do People really Make Soap from Fat?"
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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Week 14 12/3-7/18

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

M-Step Practice test (Take the 5th, 8th and 11th practice test)

Rotation 1 (Monday)→    Activity 10.1 " Finch Investigation"(Explore the Ecosystem of the Galapagos and learn about the ground finch)
HW: Activity 9.3  page 120, question 3..... (TYPED... Construct a evidence-based explanation for why the population of the pepper moth changed over time) ready to be turned in on Tuesday 12/4/18
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Activity 10.1 " Finch Investigation" (Explore the Ecosystem of the Galapagos and learn about the ground finch)
HW:Finch Investigation
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Activity 10.2 " Introducing Data Comparisons and Individual Finch Data" (Learn how to use software to compare traits & Learn about different types of data you will encounter)  Activity 10.3 " Investigating the Finches"
HW:Finch Investigation
Rotation 4 (Friday)→  Activity 10.4 "Mid Point Sharing" ( Compare explanations and identify gaps in your evidence)
HW:  Guest speaker, Dr. Kelly Copeland (Charlie Copeland's Mom) for Monday 12/10/18


7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Discussion of conclusion on page 81
HW:  finish conclusion on page 81.
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→   Reading 9.1 "What is the same and different about boiling water and electrolysis?" pages 82-86
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Activity 10.1 " How is a Mixture Different from a Chemical Reaction?"
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→ Reading 10.1 " What Happens to Atoms and Molecules When I see Different Processes?"
HW:Guest speaker, Dr. Kelly Copeland (Charlie Copeland's Mom)  for Monday 12/10/18

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Week 13 11/26-30/18 (Mr. McCloud's Birthday 11/26/18)

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

M-Step Practice test (Take the 5th, 8th and 11th practice test)

Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Discuss and Review quizzes.  Intro activity & Activity 9.1 "Examine data about a real case where a variation proved to be advantageous: the peppered moth."
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ Activity 9.2 "Analyze data and collect evidence to support a explanation for the change in the two types of moths."
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ cont. Activity 9.2 "Analyze data and collect evidence to support a explanation for the change in the two types of moths."  Start Activity 9.3 "Construct an evidence-based explanation to account for the change in frequencies of the two types of moth."
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→ Cont. Activity 9.3 "Construct an evidence-based explanation to account for the change in frequencies of the two types of moth."
HW:  Activity 9.3  page 120, question 3..... (TYPED... Construct a evidence-based explanation for why the population of the pepper moth changed over time) ready to be turned in on Tuesday 12/4/18

7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

Rotation 1 (Monday)→   Reading 8.2 " Does acid Rain Make New Substances"
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Activity 8.3 "Discuss different representations of chemical reactions"
HW: Reading 8.3 "Discuss different representations of chemical reactions"
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Activity 9.1 "Does electrolysis of water make new substances?"
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Rotation 4 (Friday)cont. ..Activity 9.1 "Does electrolysis of water make new substances?"
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Week 12 11/19-23/18 (Thanksgiving Break)

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 


Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Most Beautiful Woman Groves visit for the 8th graders Conferences 1:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00pm
HW: Always Give (WATCH)
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ Conferences 1:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00pm
HW: Unconditional Love (WATCH)
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ THANKSGIVING BREAK/ RECESS & Mr. McCloud's Birthday on Monday 11/26
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→ THANKSGIVING BREAK/ RECESS
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7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

Rotation 1 (Monday)→   Most Beautiful Woman Conferences 1:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00pm
HW: Always Give (WATCH)
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Conferences 1:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00pm
HW: Unconditional Love (WATCH)
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ THANKSGIVING BREAK/ RECESS & Mr. McCloud's Birthday on Monday 11/26
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→  THANKSGIVING BREAK/ RECESS
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Week 11 11/12-16/18

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 


Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Discussion of Homework 8.2- "Who Uses Social Networks More?" Activity 8.3- "Variation Everywhere, So What?" (Observe organisms, identify traits and multiple variations)
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ Activity 8.3 (Part 2) - "Analyzing Trait Data From Histograms?" (Observe organisms, identify traits and multiple variations)
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→  Quiz on Histograms cont. "Analyzing Trait Data From Histograms?" (Observe organisms, identify traits and multiple variations)
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→  Activity 8.4 "How Do Genes Work for Continuous Traits?"
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7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

Rotation 1 (Monday)→   Reading 7.1 -"Is Burning a Chemical Reaction?"
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Activity 8.1 "Investigating the Effects of Vinegar (acetic acid) on copper to simulate acid rain"
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→  Activity 8.2 " Examine properties of the substances to determine whether a chemical reaction occurred"
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→  Activity 8.3 "Discuss different representations of chemical reactions"
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Week 10 11/5-9/18 ( Voting on Tuesday & Christmas Carol on Friday)

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 


Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Discussion of Activity 8.2- "How Can We Show Ranges of Variation" (Given data, Create representations to compare two groups in a population)
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ NO SCHOOL
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→  Homework 8.2- "Who Uses Social Networks More?" Activity 8.3- "Variation Everywhere, So What?" (Observe organisms, identify traits and multiple variations)
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→  "A Christmas Carol" at Meadow Brook Theatre
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7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Activity 7.1- "Is Burning a Chemical Reaction?" (Observe burning of magnesium)  Reading 7.1 -"Is Burning a Chemical Reaction?"
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday) NO SCHOOL
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→  Continue....Activity 7.1- "Is Burning a Chemical Reaction?" (Observe burning of magnesium)  Reading 7.1 -"Is Burning a Chemical Reaction?"
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→  "A Christmas Carol" at Meadow Brook Theatre
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Week 9 10/29/18- 11/2/18 Halloween Week

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 



Rotation 1 (Monday) Activity 7.1- "Extending and Applying the Model of Inheritance" (Determine genotypes in human pedigrees)  Activity 7.2 - " Introducing Albinism"
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)Variation, Variation and More Variation  Activity 8.1- "What to Do With All This Data" (Identify a trait within the class population that has multiple variations (height)
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)Halloween is on Wednesday10/31/18  Activity 8.2- "How Can We Show Ranges of Variation" (Given data, Create representations to compare two groups in a population)
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→ Activity 8.3- "Variation Everywhere, So What?" (Observe organisms, identify traits and multiple variations)
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7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 


Rotation 1 (Monday) Reading 6.1- "Could someone change straw to Gold" Reading 6.2- "What is a chemical Reaction?"
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Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ Assessment on Lessons 1-5 understanding properties (Color, Hardness, Solubility, Melting Point, Density) 
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Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Halloween is on Wednesday10/31/18
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Rotation 4 (Friday)→  Activity 7.1- "Is Burning a Chemical Reaction?" (Observe burning of magnesium)  Reading 7.1 -"Is Burning a Chemical Reaction?"
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