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 Sunday, 15 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:41:51 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( volcanoes | project | bibliography )

Due: Monday, 1/23/2012
.... you may turn it in early (on Friday the 20th for early extra credit)

To download a .pdf file which contains the following four items .... 6.ch7VolcanoFactSheetandSample.pdf (955.64 KB)

  • blank sheet to print out
  • sample already filled out
  • grading rubric (so you can see how many points sections are worth & the expectations for the bibliography)
  • additional page of information about different types of volcanoes from the USGS

To download a Word (.doc) file which you can type your information directly into & then print and turn in ....6ch7VolcDocument.doc (640.5 KB)

 

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 Saturday, 14 January 2012
Saturday, 14 January 2012 12:34:50 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 7th grade | classification | Moible Laptop Assignments | taxonomy )

Correct last night's definitions using the following resources THEN answer the folliwing questions  using the internet resources provided below.  Answers go on the back of last night's homework (or on a piece of binder paper & attach)

1. Extinct vs. endangered vs. threatened ..... http://www.epa.gov/espp/coloring/especies.htm
     Introduced or invasive species ..... http://www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/

2. What are the 7 levels of classification?  http://utahscience.oremjr.alpine.k12.ut.us/sciber99/7th/classify/sciber/7levels.htm

The 7 levels of classification are Kingdom, P_______, C______, O________, F__________, G________, S________. 

3. To help you remember this, remember the phrase, "King Phillip Came Over For Good Spagetti".  Copy the quote onto your paper.

4. What are the 6 kingdoms of life?  http://www.ric.edu/faculty/ptiskus/six_kingdoms/index.htm

The 6 kingdoms of life are: ______, _____, ______, _____, ______, ______.

5. Write the taxonomy of the nine-banded armadillo... https://www.msu.edu/~nixonjos/armadillo/taxonomy.html

6. The nine-banded armadillo is a "chordate" - what does "chordate" mean? (use link from #5)

7. The nine-banded armadillo is the state animal for _________.  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/dillo/

8. Draw the nine-banded armadillo. (may use link from #7)

 

 

 

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 Monday, 09 January 2012
Monday, 09 January 2012 15:09:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Links to Video Clips | volcanoes )

Monday-

6th grade- RE p, 77-81 - Read, highlight main ideas, answer questions.
7th grade- Answer TB p. 217 # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.  (use Full Complete Sentences and Restate the Question and/or create Thinking Maps)
         imprtant for 7th graders: be sure to finish answering the 7 questions from Friday's computer activity!  (can click here for links and questions)

Tuesday-

6th grade- Finish pages 1 through 3 of Volcano tab booklet
7th grade- RE p. 64-68 - (these pages are in the packet we stapled together on Friday)   Read, highlight main ideas, answer questions.

Wednesday-

6th grade- RE p, 82-84 - Read, highlight main ideas, answer questions.
7th grade- Read TB p. 221-223, answer TB p. 227 # 1, 3, 4, 5, 7.  (use Full Complete Sentences and Restate the Question and/or create Thinking Maps)

Thursday-

6th grade- Finish tab booklet & study for tomorrow's chapter 7 quiz.   Click for Volcano Tab Booklet directions page by page.
      click here to watch short video clip of a lahar shown in 6th grade classes
7th grade- Finish definitions & study for tomorrow's chapter 5 quiz.

Friday - all classes ..... There will be no school on Monday due to Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday - Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

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 Sunday, 08 January 2012
Sunday, 08 January 2012 11:13:48 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | plate boundaries | volcanoes )

After putting together the pages of the volcano tab booklet in order, complete the following things....

p. 0 --> cover (no tab)

student's title for the booklet goes below the boxes,
student's name and class period goes below the title,
in the three boxes .... name & draw the 3 locations where volcanoes occur... (one picture must show subduction of the older, denser plate, and the volcano forming on the plate that floats)

p. 1, 2, 3 --> 3 Types, Others, Landforms&Features tabs

  • 2 details for each underlined term AND
  • an illustration for each underlined term

p. 4 --> Warning Signs tab

make a list of the warning signs that scientists use to predict eruptions (I include the monitoring volcanic activity section with this; include some detail for each)

p. 5 --> Volcano Hazards effect humans & habitats

record the 5 hazards (volcanic ash, landslides/lahars, gases, pyroclastic flows, lava flows) AND
define each hazard (no pictures required)

 

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 Friday, 06 January 2012
Friday, 06 January 2012 12:19:00 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 7th grade | Games | interactive | natural selection | evolution )

7th grade links to games on Natural Selection & Evolution....

Record your answers to the questions below each link on a piece of binder paper.

Natural Selection Game .... http://www.nysci.org/charlieandkiwi_finches/

1. What were the variations in the birds during the Natural Selection game?
2. What environmental factor caused the small seeds to disapppear?
3. What will happen if the finch cannot find anything to eat with its beak shape?
4. What might happen to a finch that had a mutation that made its beak a different shape from that of the parent birds?
5. Why did the ground finches with the big beaks survive?

Darwin's Evolution game .... http://science.discovery.com/interactives/literacy/darwin/darwin.html

6. Make a thinking map to record the variations of the traits you could see in the "Things".
7. After playing the game four times, take the quiz - what is your thing's scientific name?

Finished early? Here is a game about natural selection in fish!  ....the  single guppy

 

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 Tuesday, 03 January 2012
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 12:09:51 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Monday- No school for students; welcome to 2012.

Tuesday- Clean out Science section in binder/folder, keep green sheet from first day if you still have it (6th graders also keep yellow ruler if they still have it). Finish Darwin's Voyage

Wednesday-

6th grade- Read, highlight main ideas, answer questions in RE p. 73-76.
7th grade- RE pg 59-61  read highlight main ideas & answer questions along the sides of pages

Thursday-

6th grade- Make a list of 3 volcanoes in California, 2 volcanoes in Hawaii, & 1 that is on another planet.
7th grade-RE pg 62-63 read and highlght main ideas & answer questions along the sides of pages

Friday- Work on your New Year/Semester's Resolutions!  (Many of us make New Year Resolutions; sometimes it is to be more organized, eat healthier foods, get pleanty of sleep each night, ..... whatever your goals for 2012 may be, please work towards achieving them this weekend.  There is nothing to turn in for this.)

6th grade link (select the image of a volcano - upper left corner): http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/forces-of-nature/?section=v

Click here for 7th grade computer activity from Friday.

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 Monday, 05 December 2011
Monday, 05 December 2011 11:48:19 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Two weeks left!  Hard to believe the end of Semester 1 is soon to arrive along with vacation.  This weeks homework is posted by grade level, click the link to see the homework & any updates for the week..... 

6th graders: click here to link to the rest of the semester.

7th graders: click here to link to the rest of the semester.

 

 

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Monday, 05 December 2011 11:36:19 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 7th grade | final )

7th grade Calendar:

Monday,
12/5
Tuesday,
12/6
Wednesday,
12/7
Thursday
12/8
Friday,
12/9
RE p. 50-54.
(read, highlight main ideas, answer questions)
RE p. 54-58. 
(read, highlight main ideas, answer questions)

Review ch 4

(work on 4x6 note card)

click to Finish computer activity from other week

Review ch 3

(work on 4x6 note card)

* last day to turn in work for Science

HW: Review ch. 2

(work on 4x6 note card)

Lunar Eclipse on Saturday morning; 3:34 am unti 9:30 am ... wake up early around 6:30 am and look for it!  It will be in the "greatest eclipse" and should look sort of orange colored; keep checking the moon until 7am when you'll see a sliver of it appear...  click here for more lunar eclipse info)

Monday,
12/12
Tuesday,
12/13
Wednesday,
12/14

Thursday
12/15

Friday,
12/16

Your 4x6 note card is due tomorrow!

Review ch 1

(work 4x6 on note card)

Study for finals!

Finals 1°,

dismissal @ 12:20

Finals 2°, 3°

dismissal @ 12:20

Finals 4°,

dismissal @ 12:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details regarding 4x6 note card for the final:  Write or type any information you onto your 4x6 note card for the final (will be distributed on Wed. 12/7),  These are the notes you may use during the final to assist you in case you forget a term or detail.  You are limited to the amount of surface area on each side of the 4x6 card.  You may use both sides.  No flip pages nor paper hanging off allowed; any attached item must be completely secured down to the 4x6 card.  If I am able to get under the attached item, or if it is hanging off of the 4x6 card, I will tear/cut off as much of the attached item as possible.  The 4x6 card must be turned in by Tuesday, 12/13 if you wish to use it during the final.    (I will go over these expectations in class when the 4x6 card is distribued.)

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Monday, 05 December 2011 11:33:32 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | final )

6th grade Calendar:

Monday,
12/5
Tuesday,
12/6
Wednesday,
12/7
Thursday
12/8
Friday,
12/9
Make a flow map on how to find the epicenter of an earthquake (describe steps & illustrate) finish classwork

Review ch 6 and 5.

(work on note plate)

Computer Activity Link

Review ch 4 and ch 2 lessons 1 and 2.

(work on note plate)

* last day to turn in work for Science

HW: Review ch 1.

(work on note plate)

Lunar Eclipse on Saturday morning; 3:34 am unti 9:30 am ... wake up early around 6:30 am and look for it!  It will be in the "greatest eclipse" and should look sort of orange colored; keep checking the moon until 7am when you'll see a sliver of it appear...  click here for more lunar eclipse info)

Monday,
12/12
Tuesday,
12/13
Wednesday,
12/14

Thursday
12/15

Friday,
12/16

Note plate due tomorrow

(work on note plate)

Study for finals!

Finals 1°, 6°

dismissal @ 12:20

Finals 2°, 3°

dismissal @ 12:20

Finals 4°, 5°

dismissal @ 12:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(note: I stated the incorrect dimissal time to first period; 12:20 is the correct dismissal time for finals.)

Details regarding note plate for the final:  Write or type any information you onto your note plate for the final (will be distributed on Wed. 12/7),  These are the notes you may use during the final to assist you in case you forget a term or detail.  You are limited to the amount of surface area on each side of the plate.  You may use both sides.  No flip pages nor paper hanging off allowed; any attached item must be completely secured down to the plate.  If I am able to get under the attached item, or if it is hanging off of the plate, I will tear/cut off as much of the attached item as possible.  The plate must be turned in by Tuesday, 12/13 if you wish to use it during the final.    (I will go over these expectations in class when the plate is distribued.)  .... if you lose your plate, but wish to have notes, you may use a 4x6 card instead (it is a little smaller than the note plate)

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 Monday, 28 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011 15:16:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Monday - Reminder - finals are approaching ... only 2 and a half weeks to go!  Start review older information.

6th grade: RE p. 61-63 (read, highlight main ideas, answer questions)
7th grade: WIGWAP ch 3 & extra credit assignment

Tuesday

6th grade: RE p. 64-68 (read, highlight main ideas, answer questions)
7th grade: Read TB p. 172-175, answer p. 180 # 1, 5.

Wednesday

6th grade: Finish answering activity questions
7th grade: RE p. 47-49 (read, highlight main ideas, answer questions)

Thursday

6th grade: RE p. 69-72 (read, highlight main ideas, answer questions)
7th grade: Finish classwork

Friday

6th grade: Enjoy your weekend
7th grade: Relax

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