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    Monday - Thursday, June 6 - 9
     
    BIG EVENT:  Ashland Nature Center TUESDAY June 7
     
    We are studying Tectonic Plates, Core, Mantle, Crust, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes!
     
    Students will have a quiz on Tectonic Plates, Core, Mantle, Crust, and Earthquakes MONDAY June 13
     
    Students may use
    QUIZLET #8 on REVIEW GAMES  
     
     
    to study
     
     
    Due tomorrow Friday June 10:
    1.  Complete 11-1 Slinky Earthquake Lab
     
    2.  Flashcards for terms from Changing Changing Earth Earthquakes and Forces Beneath our Feet
       a) Inner Core
       b) Outer Core
       c) Mantle
       d) Crust
       e) Theory of Continental Drift 
     
     
     
     
    Friday June 3
     
     
     
    HW:
    Finish just Core information for USGS Core of Earth Stress Tectonics 
     
    Wednesday and Thursday June 1 and 2
     
     
    Homework:
     
    Finish
     
     
    Tuesday May 31
     
    Presentations (finish)
     
    Homework:
     
    Fill in Core Diagram (check flip side for information) 
     
     
     
    Friday May 27
     
    OLYMPIC FIELD DAY!!!! 
     
     
     
     
     
    Wednesday - Thursday, May 25 and May 26
     
    Wednesday:  Chanty Jong speaking to 6th Grade
                          Dimensions in Living
     
    Thursday:  Presentations
     
     
     
    Monday - Tuesday, May 23 and 24
     
    Rocks, Rock Cycle, and Mineral Test (Monday)
     
    Review of Olympic Field Day
     
    Acidic Reaction with Limestone
     
    Intro to Earthquakes and Volcanoes using Catastrophic Events Books
     
     
     
    Thursday - Friday, May 19 and 20
     
    Mission Selection:
       Slip Sliding Away (Glaciers)
       or
       It's a Breeze (Wind Erosion)
       Tree Dispersal (Erosion Protection)
       
    Review for Test
     
     
    Rocks and Minerals Test this MONDAY May 23 
     
    Study:
    DE They're your Main Minerals
    Rock Webs
    Big Rock Cycle Diagram
    All Take Offs and Notes
    Quizlet 
     
     
     
    Wednesday, May 18
     
    Take Off:
       Copy on the Data Section of  DE They're Your Main Minerals 
          1.  Minerals Make Rock
          2.  Minerals are
                a) SOLID
                b) MADE IN NATURE
                c) CRYSTAL
                d) NON LIVING
          3.  Minerals determine a Rock's Composition
        
       Lesson:
         
          DE Mineral Match Up
             Answers written by students on the back of their DE They're Your Main Minerals 
                   Salt - Halite
                   Toothpaste - Fluorite
                   Glass - Quartz
                   Pencil - Graphite
                   Pennies - Sphalerite
                   Aluminum Can - Bauxite 
         
          Mechanical and Chemical Weathering Mission
     
     
          Homework:
          
             Mechanical and Chemical Weathering Mission Due Friday 
     
     
     
     
      
     
     
     
    Monday, May 16 - Tuesday, May 17 
     
    Begin Mechanical and Chemical Weathering
     
    Homework Due Monday:
    Page 102 in text, complete questions 9 and 14 (write question + answer)
     
     
     
    Tuesday, May 10 - Friday, May 13
     
    PA Rocks Lab Due Thursday, May 12
     
    USGS Rock Web
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Monday, May 9
     
    Take Off:
    Answer these questions in your notes (questions and answers):
     
    1.  What is sediment?
     
    2.  What process causes igneous rock to turn into sediment?
     
    3.  What type of rock is created after sediment is subjected to pressure and cementation?
     
    Lesson:
     
    Bill Nye:  Rock Cycle
     
    Homework:
     
    USGS Mission 1 Rock Identification DUE WEDNESDAY 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Thursday - Friday, May 5 and 6
     
    Take Off:
     
    Answer this question in your notes:
    Which rock is most likely the YOUNGEST and why:
    A) Igneous  B) Sedimentary  C) Metamorphic
     
    Lesson:
     
    USGS Mission 1 Rock ID
     
    Homework:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Wednesday, May 4
     
    Take Off: 
     
     
    Lesson:
     
    USGS Mission 1:  Rock ID
     
    Homework:
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Tuesday, May 3
     
     
     
    Homework:
     
     
     
     
    Monday, May 2
     
    Take Off:
     
    Mission Banner
     
    Lesson:
     
     
    HW:
     
    Read pages 80 - 84 in text 
     
     
    Friday, April 29
     
    Finish Water Cycle Project
     
    Field Day Sign Ups
     
    Beginning Geology! 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ZACH RUFO GARDEN PLANTING AND CLEAN UP
    THIS SATURDAY MORNING 10AM TO 12PM
     
    COME FOR ALL OR SOME OF THE TIME
     
    CHECK OUT SIGN UP GENIUS LINK BELOW: 
     
     
    Monday, April 25 - Thursday, April 28 
     
     
     
     
     PROJECT DUE:  Friday May 6
     
     
    Friday, April 22
     
    EARTH DAY
     
    Recycling Poster Making and cleaning up the Zach Rufo Habitat Garden!
     
    DON'T FORGET 6TH GRADERS, ALL YOUR WATER BOTTLES AND CAPS GO IN THE GREEN CANS AT LUNCH!! 
     
     
     
    Thursday, April 21
     
     
    Water Cycle Project DUE Monday, May 2 
     
    Wednesday, April 20
     
    Swimming in the Sky:  Relative Humidity, Clouds, and Psychrometer Mission Activity 
     
    Tuesday, April 19
     
    Swimming in the Sky:  Relative Humidity, Clouds, and Psychrometer Mission Activity
     
     
     
     
     
    Monday, April 18
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
    Swimming in the Sky:  Relative Humidity, Clouds, and Psychrometer Mission Activity 
     
     
    Check out Helpful Websites:
     
    Humidity in Sports:  Use of a Psychrometer in Real Life 
     
     
    Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15
     
     
     
     
    Wednesday, April 13
     
    Take Off:
    Answer question:
    Why does water colored purple not make purple rain?
     
     
    Lesson:
    Water Cycle Packet
     
     
    Tuesday, April 12
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
    Water Cycle Packet 
     
     
    Monday, April 11
     
    Take Off:
     
    Copy:
       Go directly to your seat
       Keep agenda open until asked to close it
       Begin your take off right after you write in your agenda
     
    Lesson: 
    The Water Cycle Packet (in mission groups)
     
     
     
     
    Friday, April 8
     
    Take Off:
    Where Did the Water Come From?
     
    Lesson:
     
    Lightening Lab 
     
     
    Thursday, April 7
     
    Folder Clean Out
     
    Lightning Lab
     
    Homework:
    Please describe in your notes, in one sentence:
    What is the thunder you hear today, and what is the lightning you see? 
     
     
    Wednesday, April 6
     
    TEST:  AIR MASSES, FRONTS, SEVERE WEATHER
     
    HOMEWORK:
     
    Questions page 446:  3,4,5,13,14,15, and 16
    Questions page 447:  18,19,20,27, and 28
     
     
     
    Friday, Monday, Tuesday April 1, 4, and 5 
     
    Questions in text page 446 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, and 16
    Questions in text page 447 18, 19, 20, 27, and 28
     
    Review for Test using Quizlet:  Scatter 
     
    TEST TOMORROW:
    SEVERE WEATHER, FRONTS, AIR MASSES 
     
    USE QUIZLET #6 AS REVIEW GUIDE (under Review Games)
     
    NOAA FORECASTING and NOAA SEVERE WEATHER (both under Helpful Websites) 
     
    Thursday, March 31
     
    Take Off:
    a) What is the rating scale for tornadoes?
    b) When warm air comes in and pushed back cold air, what kind of front does this produce?
     
    Lesson:
     
    Homework:
    Draw pictures of Vortices YOU HAVE SEEN
     
     
    Wednesday, March 30
     
    Take Off:
    Answer question:  Write question and answer in notes:
     
    A cold front is approaching.  What would you expect the air pressure to do and why?
    Copy notes on Tornado Formation from NOAA Severe Weather (in helpful websites)
     
    Lesson:
     
    Twister
     
    Homework:
    Answer this question in your notes:
     
    Isobars show areas of similar ___________ (fill in the blank)
     
     
    Tuesday, March 29
     
    Take Off:
    Finish Air Pressure Mission Lab
     
    Lesson:
     
    Homework:
    What type of fronts create Thunderstorms and Tornadoes?
     
     
     
     
    Monday, March 28
     
    IMPORTANT UPDATE:
     
    FRONTS, AIR MASSES, and SEVERE WEATHER TEST WILL BE GIVEN TUESDAY APRIL 5 
     
    After School Review Session provided Monday April 4
     
    Lunchtime study support and test taking strategies offered Monday March 28 - Friday April 1 
     
    Air Pressure and Wind Mission Notes
     
     
     Homework EXCEPT PERIOD 3....YOU ARE EXEMPT...ONLY PERIOD 3:
    Answer in your notes this question:
    How do hurricanes develop from weakest to strongest?
     
     
     
     
    Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18
     
     
     
     
    Air Pressure and Wind Mission (notes)
     
    HOMEWORK:
     
    Go to Helpful Websites, click Discovery Education, and enter your username and password:  changeme
    Email Mr Ward at bward@wssd.org if you forget your username :)
     
    Have a great Spring Break! 
     
     
     
     
     
    Wednesday, March 16
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
     
    Homework:
     
    DON'T FORGET:
    2 LITER BOTTLES
    IPHONE 6 WITH APPS:
       Barometer and Altimeter for iPhone / iPad Steffan Bauereiss
       Barometer 14th - Pro-Barometric Meter  SkyPaw Co. Ltd.
       Simple Barometer  Friends of the Web, LLC
     
     
    Tuesday, March 15
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
     
    Homework for Thursday / Friday:
     
    Please bring in any 2 liter bottles.....we need as many as we can get :)
    Figure 6 - 12 per period would be GREAT 
     
    Cell Phones THURSDAY :) if you want to load the following free APPS: 
     
    Barometer and Altimeter for iPhone / iPad
    Steffan Bauereiss
     
    Barometer 14th
    Pro-Barometric Meter
    SkyPaw Co.Ltd 
     
     
     
    Monday, March 14
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson and HW:
    Spot Check Take Off Questions 
      
     
     
     
    Thursday - Friday, March 10 and 11
     
     
    Homework
    Read page 440 in text 
     
     
    Wednesday, March 9
     
    Climate, Winds, Ocean Currents, El Nino, La Nina Test 
     
     
     
    Tuesday, March 8
     
    Test Review:  Quizlet #5 "Scatter" and "Gravity" 
     
     
    Monday, March 7
    2 hour delay 
     
     
    Test Review
     
    Homework:
    Review for Test 
     
     
     
    Friday, March 4
     
    External Effects on Climate
     
    Homework:
    Study
    Quizlet #5
    Training Activity #2:  Winds
    Training Activity #3:  El Nino or La Nina
    NOAA Exploration:  Go with the Flow
    NOAA Mission #3:  Ocean Currents
    Climate Take Away
    NOAA Crazy Coriolis
    NOAA Global Warming vs. Global Cooling
    Text Pages 402 - 407
    Helpful Websites NOAA Winds 
     
     
     
     
     
    Thursday, March 3
     
    External Effects on Climate
     
    IMPORTANT:
     
    CLIMATE, WIND, OCEAN CURRENTS, EL NINO LA NINA TEST WEDNESDAY MARCH 9
     
     
    Wednesday, March 2
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
    External Effects on Climate
     
    HW:
     
     
    Tuesday, March 1 
     
    Take Off:
    1.  Write down opening temperature to Panther Bay and Beach Haven Demo:
    68 degrees F (Land)
    19 degrees C (Land)
     
    60 degrees F (Water)
    15 degrees F (Water)
    Hypothesize what will happen to these temperatures by the end of the period.
     
    2.  Answer this question:
    What special climatic condition is characterized by the Pacific Ocean being warmer than normal?
     
    Lesson
     
     
    Homework:
     
    Last page of NOAA Training Activity 3 El Nino La Nina:
    Give 2 to 3 differences between El Nino and La Nina 
     
    Monday, February 29
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
     
    Homework:
    Quizlet #5 Review Games section of Website 
     
    Friday, February 26
     
     
     
    Homework:
    Compare the direction that a deep current flows to a surface current.
     
     
    Thursday, February 25
     
     
    Wednesday, February 24
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
     
    Homework:
    Finish hypothesis for "Modeling Ocean Currents" Lab at the back of NOAA Go With the Flow
     
    Monday - Tuesday, February 22 and 23
     
     
    Homework Tuesday night due Wednesday:
    Answer question #2 on page 371 in your notes 
     
     
    Thursday - Friday, February 18 and 19
     
     
     
     
    Wednesday, February 17
     
     
     
     
    Tuesday, February 16
    2 Hour Delay (Weather)
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lesson:
     
     
    Wednesday - Thursday, February 10 and 11
     
    Items:
    Gallery Walk for Genius Hour
     
     
     
    Monday - Tuesday, February 8 and 9
     
    Items:
     
    Homework for Tuesday:
    Read Pages 402 to 407 
     
     
     
    Thursday - Friday, February 4 and 5
     
    Items:
     
     
    Wednesday, February 3
     
    Take Off:
    Review for Test
     
    Lesson:
    Test:  Atmosphere, Air Quality, Air Pressure, Heat Transfer
     
    HW:
    Bring in Genius Hour materials
     
     
     
    Tuesday, February 2
     
    Take Off:
    Demo:  Clean Burning vs. Traditional Burning
     
    Lesson:
    Review for Test tomorrow (Quizlet 4)
     
    DO NOT FORGET:
    1.  GENIUS HOUR DUE DATE MOVED TO MONDAY FEBRUARY 8TH
    2.  WE ARE WORKING ON GENIUS HOUR FOR 1/2 THE PERIOD THIS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4TH! 
     
     
     
     
    Monday, February 1
     
    Take Off:
    Earth to Go
     
    Lesson:
     
    TEST ON ATMOSPHERE, AIR PRESSURE, AIR POLLUTION, HEAT TRANSFER
    THIS WEDNESDAY 
     
     
     
    Homework:
    Study:
    1.  Quizlet #4 in Review Games 
    6.  Heat Transfer Wksht
    7.  Helpful Websites:
          NOAA Launch into the Atmosphere 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Friday, January 29  
     
    Take Off:
     
     
    Lesson:
     
     
     
    Homework:
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Key Assignments January 20th - January 28th
     
     
    Page 401 question #1
     
    Heat Transfer Sheet:  Radiation, Conduction, Convection
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Tuesday, January 19
     
    Take Off:
    Answer this question:  What does it mean when people suggest the air is getting "thinner" the higher you travel?
     
    Class:
    Air Pressure Demonstrations / Activities
     
    HW:
    Write question and answer for #2 on page 401
    Read pages 398 - 401 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Key Assignments Week of January 11th - January 14th
     
     
     
    Answer questions 1, 2, and 4 page 397 in text 
     
     
    Note Sheet Week of January 4th - January 8th
     
     
     
    Key Assignments Week of January 4th - January 8th 
     
     
     
     
    Monday, January 4th
     
    Happy New Year!
     
    Take Off:
    Main Lesson: 
    Started Climate
     
    Homework:
    2. Each Mission group should bring
     
    one bottle pop top (off energy drink or dishwashing detergent)
     Sports Bottle Tops
    one CD
     
    Compact Disc  
     
    by Wednesday :) 
     
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, December 23rd
     
    REMINDER:  Any tests or experiments done in accordance with your hypothesis MUST BE DONE WITH FULL PARENTAL SUPERVISION. 
     
     
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    Tuesday, December 22nd
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, December 21st
     
    Seasons, Moon Phases, Tides Test 
     
     
     
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    Friday, December 18th
     
    Take Off:
     
    REVIEW FOR TEST FRIDAY:
    Quizlet #3
    Page 553 questions 2 and 3
    How Seasons Work Website
    Textbook:
       Seasons page 454
       Moon Pages 551 - 553
       Tides Pages 378 - 381
     
     
     
     
        
     
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    Thursday, December 17th
     
    Take Off:
    What is the moon phase as it moves from a new moon to a full moon?
     
    Lesson:
    Tides 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, December 16th
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, December 15th
     
    TEST ON SEASONS, TIDES, AND MOON PHASES WILL BE THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 21 :) 
     
    Take Off:
     
    In Class:
     
    Lesson on Daylight throughout the year at the North and South Poles
    (Check the How Seasons Work Site on Helpful Websites for more information)
     
    Homework:
    Finish yesterday's classwork
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, December 14th
     
    Take Off:
     
    Class:
    1. Read pages 551 to 553 
    2. Answer questions 2 and 3
    3. Draw Moon Earth Sun Orbit on a tilt
     
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, December 11th
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, December 9th
     
    Take Off:
    Periods 2, 3, and 4:
     
    Periods 6 and 8:
     
     
     
     
    Homework:
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, December 8th
     
    Take Off:
    Periods 2, 3, and 4:
    Folder Clean Out
     
    Periods 6 and 8:
     
    Classwork:
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, December 7th
     
    Take Off:
    Periods 2 and 3:  Write in at least two sentences, what do you think causes the seasons in your notes.
    Periods 6 and 8:  Folder clean out
    Period 4 at band preview
     
    Bill Nye:  Seasons 
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, December 4th
     
    Four Seasons
     
    Homework:
     
    What are the special positions of "B" and "D" of the season cycle called? 
     
     
     
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    Thursday, December 3rd
     
    Take Off:
     
     
    Classwork
     
    Four Seasons 
     
     
    Homework
     
    Answer this question in notes:
    Question + Answer
     
    What are the June 21 and December 21 positions called? 
     
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    Wednesday, December 2nd 
     
    Take Off:
     
     
    Classwork:
     
    Four Seasons 
     
     
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    Tuesday, December 1st
     
    Take Off:
     
    Review
     
    Classwork:
     
    Astronomy Test 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, November 30th
    Take Off:
     
    Self Evaluation of Planet Probe and Solar Stretch Missions 
     
    Classwork:
     
    Quizlet in Class Review 
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    Tuesday and Wednesday, November 23 and 24th

    Genius Hour

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    Monday, November 23

    Take Off:
    Astronomy Study Guide
    Write it Down:
       Red Star
       Blue Star
       Yellow Star


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    Friday, November 20
     
    Take Off:
    Answer these questions:
    a) How many solar systems exist in our galaxy?
    b) List the outer planets from closest to the asteroid belt all the way out to Pluto
     
    Lab Activity:
    Planet Probe Gallery Walk
     
    Homework:
    Check Quizlet #2 on Review Game Website 
     
     
     Upcoming Test:
     
    Test on Astronomy Tuesday, December 1
     
     
    After School Review:
     
    Monday, October 30th at 2:30pm 
     
     
     
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    Thursday, November 19
     
    Take Off:
    Review
     
    Classwork:
    Review Density
    Prep for Planet Probe Gallery Walk 
     
     
    Homework:
     
    Read pages 557 - 561
    Answer question #1 page 561
     
    Read pages 582 - 583
    Answer question #1 page 585 
     
     
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    Wednesday, November 18
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, November 16
     
     
     
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    Friday, November 13
     
    Library:  Noodle Tools
     
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    Thursday, November 12
     
    Take Off:
    uA)  Take out your NASA Training Activity #2 Papers, answer this question:
    uWhich planet has a ring at a 90 degrees axis?
    uB)  If you know, if not do not have to answer….what is the difference between ROTATION and REVOLUTION?
    u Finish your Dino Graph (unless you already have done so)
     
     Classwork:
     
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    Wednesday, November 11
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, November 10
     
     
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    Monday, November 9
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, November 6
     
    Take Off:
     
    Lab Project:
     
     
     
     
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    Thursday, November 5
     
    Take Off:  
     
    What is the difference between Hubble and Chandra?
     
    Plot your Dino day #2 
     
    Classwork:
     
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    Wednesday, November 4
     
     
     Take Off:
     
    What is the difference between a refracting and reflecting telescope? 
     
    Classwork:
     
    Homework:
    Review NASA Training Activity #2 
     
     
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    Tuesday, November 3
     
    Off  
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, November 2 
    Take Off:
    Place the following in order:
    1. Galaxy  2. Solar System   3. Universe
     
    Classwork:
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, October 30
     
    Take Off:
     
    Classwork:
     
     
     
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    Thursday, October 29
     
    Classwork and Homework: 
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, October 28
     
    Take Off:
    What do you think is hard about traveling to another planet?  Go ahead and write down two things you can think of that make it difficult to leave Earth. 
     
     
    Classwork:
     
    Homework:
     
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, October 27 
     
    Take Off:  
     
    Classwork:
     
     
    Homework:
    Read pages 486 to 488
    NO WRITING 
     
     
     
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    Monday, October 26
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, October 23
     
    Take Off:
     
    Classwork:
     
    HW:
    Finish I Building Block if necessary
    Have Genius Hour Idea completed 
     
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    Thursday, October 22
     
    Take Off:
     
    Classwork Activity:
     
     
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    Wednesday, October 21
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, October 20
     
    Take Off:
    Density Quiz Question
     
    Classwork:
     
    Homework:
    Think of an idea for Genius Hour 
     
     
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    Monday, October 19
     
    Take Off:
    Dino Grow Measurements Last Day
     
    Lab and Homework:
      
     
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, October 16
     
    Take Off:
    Review
     
    Scientific Method and Measurement Test 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Thursday, October 15
     
    Take Off:  
    Dinosaur Grow Chart Measurements
     
    Test Review on Quizlet for tomorrow's Test
     
     Review Sheet:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, October 14 
     
     Relax :)
     
    Field Trip to Franklin Institute Today!
     
    Franklin New Frontiers for Social Studies and Science 
     
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, October 13
     
    Take Off:
    Dinosaur Grow Chart Measurements
     
     Dino Pic
     
     
     Field Trip Review Bus List ASTROS
     
     Lab:
     
     
    HW:
     
    Review your assignments :) 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, October 12
     
    Take Off:
     
    Dinosaur Grow Chart Measurements
     
     
    Lab:
     
     
     
    HW:
    Quizlet #1 in Review Games section of my website 
     
     
    Remember:
     
    Scientific Method and Measurement Test THIS FRIDAY 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, October 9
     
    Take Off:
     
     
    Lab:
     
     
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    Thursday, October 8
     
     
    HW:
     
    Answer questions 1 and 2 page 25 in text 
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, October 7
     
    Take Off
    Lab
    HW:
     
     
     
    Update:
     
    Scientific Method and Measurement Test
    Friday, October 16th 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, October 6
     
    Take Off and Lab
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Monday, October 5
     
    Take Off:
    Copy this into your notes:
     By the end of the period, our group must

     have:

     a)  Parts 1 through 4 of the lab written out

     correctly…working on part 5

     b)  3 paper airplanes to test (remember your control

                       variables and independent variables)

     c)  Inside voices in hall

     d)  No running in hall

     e)  Music plays, must be cleaned up,

       laptops and books returned by the end

         of the countdown.

     
     Lab:
     
     
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    Friday, October 2
     
    Take Off:  
    Finish, answering questions 3 to 6
     
     
    Lab
     
    Plane  
     
     Homework
     
    Read pages 22 to 25...no answering any questions 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Thursday, October 1
     
    Take Off:
    Periods 2, 3, and 4:  How many independent variables can you have in an experiment and why?
    Periods 6 and 8:  Exploration with Paper Airplanes
     
    Classwork:
     
    Lab: 
     
    Homework:
    Do questions 1 and 2 only on
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, September 30
     
    Take Off:
    Period 2:  Research Paper Airplanes
    Periods 3 and 4:  Discussion of Research of Paper Airplanes
    Periods 6 and 8:   
    u  If we are seeing how far an airplane flies based on a new wing design, the distance the airplane flies would be which variable (independent, dependent, or control)?
     
     Classwork:
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tuesday, September 29

    Take Off:
    How would you use the scientific method in designing a paper airplane?

    Classwork:
    Varying Variables


    Introduction to
    Paper Airplane Lab

    Homework:
    Answer this question in your notes:

    You want to find out whether cheese makes burgers tastier.

    Name the independent variable






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    Monday, September 28
    Take Off:
     
    Finish
     
    Classwork:
     
    Check out
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzfDvfoBv_g
     
    Homework:
    Answer questions 2 and 3 page 17 
     
     
     
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    Friday, September 25
    Take Off
     
    1.  List the scientific method in order (all 6 steps without looking)
    2.  Which step of the scientific method is associated with the words "I think"
     
    Classwork
     
    Styrofoam
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    Thursday, September 24
    Take Off
    Periods 2, 3, and 4:
    1. What does the Autumnal Equinox mean? 
    2.  Complete Scientific Method in Use 
     
    Periods 6 and 8:
    Complete Scientific Method in Use 
     
     
     Classwork and Homework:
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, September 23
     
    FALL EQUINOX (off) 
     
     
     
    Tuesday, September 22
    Take Off and Classwork for the Day:
     
     
     
     Homework:
     
    Scientific Method Facts DUE FRIDAY 
     
     
     
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     Monday, September 21
    Take Off:  Mini - Labs:  Snow Way, Dancing Kernals, Magic Milk
     
     
    Finished Observations and Hypothesis
     
    Homework:
     
    Answer question 1 page 17 in text in your notes 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, September 18
     
    Take Off:
     
    Finish front page of Observation and Hypothesis / Inference paper
     
    We did Mystery Footprints
     
     
     
     
     Homework:
     
    Just read pages 13 to 17, no answering of questions 
     
     
     
     
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     Thursday, September 17
     
    Take Off Activity:
     
    Answer questions 1 and 2 of
     
    Began classwork only:  Observation vs. Inference / Hypothesis
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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     Wednesday, September 16
     
    Take Off Questions 4, 5, and 6:
     
    4.  What was the easiest part of the marshmallow challenge?
     
    5.  What was the hardest part of the marshmallow challenge?
     
    6.  How would you have done the marshmallow challenge if you could not see, hear, or both?
     
     
    Worked on Classwork / Homework:
     
    Answer questions 1 - 4 on page 11, reading pages 4 - 11 to find the answers.
    Answers should go in your notes.
     
     
    For Fun:
     
     
     
     Homework:
     
    Finish above classwork :) 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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     Tuesday, September 15
     
     Marshmallow Challenge Day
     
    Take Off Questions 2 and 3:
     
    2.  What frontier do you expect to explore this year, next year, and/or in 10 years?
     
    3.  Write a quick explanation for why either the
          a) Unpoppable Balloon
          OR
          b) Tesla Plasma Ball
     
          worked.  Remember, you don't have to be right :) 
     
     
    Marshmallow Challenge !! 
     
    Marshmallow Man  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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     Friday, September 11
     
    Teamwork:  Why is it important?
     
    New Frontiers in science and Sixth Grade
     
    Expectations:
     
     
    Take Off Question:  1:
    What are the good things and bad things about working on a team? 
     
     
     Homework:
     
    1.  Have your supplies in on Tuesday:
    Notebook
    Folder
    Pencil / Pen
    Agenda
     
    2.  Go through the website with your parents.....no more than 10 minutes :) 
     
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    Thursday, September 10
     
    Went over how to use the website
     
    Mystery Box:  Unpoppable Balloon
     
    Balloon  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, September 9
    We'll continue:
     
     
    Finish and turn in
     
     
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    Tuesday, September 8
     
    Welcome Back :)
     
    We'll do this in class:
     
    We'll start this:
     
    No homework tonight :) 

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