7th Grade QT4 Lesson Plans

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    Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Today's Question: Can you identify the food web within an owl pellet?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Log-on to your Student Vue account
    2. 8th Grade Class Registration
    3. Continue with Owl Pellet dissection
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Today's Question: Can you identify the food web within an owl pellet?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study the food web diagram of an owl and determine which organisms are producers and which are consumers.
    2. Owl Pellet dissection - day 1
    Homework: None

    Monday, May 11, 2015
    Today's Question: Can you identify the food web within an owl pellet?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Virtual Owl Pellet dissection
    • What is an owl pellet?
    • How do the pellets form?
    • What's inside the pellet? Name at least 3 items.
    • Explain why pellets are important.
    Homework: No homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Wednesday, May 6 & Thursday, May 7 & Friday, May 8

    Science Benchmark Testing

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned this school year?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Finish ABC's of 7th Grade Science
    2. Review game???
    Homework: No homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Monday, May 4, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned this year?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Finish animal niche information
    3. ABC's of 7th Grade Science
    Homework: No homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Friday, May 1 ,2015
    Today's Question: How do animals use their natural resources to survive in their environment?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Read Science World magazine pages 8-11
    2. Notes/online research
    Homework: No, homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    Today's Question: How do animals use their natural resources to survive in their environment?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - What are some of your chores/responsibilities at home?
    2. Notes/online research - 
    Homework: No, homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.


    Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Today's Question: How does energy flow through an ecosystem?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Food web worksheet
    2. Modeling Ecosystem Questions
    3. Bill Nye video
    Homework: No, homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Today's Question: How does energy flow through an ecosystem?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Vocab Review
    2. Modeling Ecosystems activity
    Homework: No, homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Monday, April 27, 2015
    Today's Question: How does energy flow through an ecosystem?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Notes on food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids
    Homework: No, homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Friday, April 24, 2015
    Today's Question: How can an arch be constructed out of straws?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Design Challenge - Straw Arches
    Homework: No, homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 Due to AZMerit Testing Mrs. Ligon will only see her 7th hour class today.
    Today's Question: None
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Game Day
    Homework: No, homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015  Due to AZMerit Testing Mrs. Ligon will only see her 4th hour class today.
    Today's Question: None
    Classwork: 
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Game Day
    Homework: No homework, but please remember to bring in your 8th grade registration packets. Thanks.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Due to AZMerit Testing Mrs. Ligon will not be seeing her 7th grade classes today.

    Monday, April 20, 2015
    Today's Question: How are the different parts of the food web connected?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. AZMerit Secure Browser practice
    Homework: None

    Friday, April 17, 2015
    Today's Question: How is science making a difference in our daily living?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Read Science World magazine
    2. Choose one of 3 articles and complete corresponding worksheet
    Homework: None

    Thursday, April 16, 2015
    Today's Question: What's the connection between producers & consumers and a food chain and a food web?
    Classwork:
    • Please go to MY LINKS - scroll down to Ecology Stuff (7)
    • You will see several links that have to do with food chains and food webs. You will need to visit at least 3 of them.
    • For every website you visit, please record at least 3 pieces of information that you learned on this FORM.
    • You may go to as many sites as you wish, but you only need to record information for 3 sites.
    • This will be a grade, so please make sure that you are providing your best effort.
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4th hour only
    Today's Question: How well have I kept my notebook organized & how does energy flow through an ecosystem?
    Classwork:
    1. Grade notebooks
    2. Complete card sort activity from last week
    3. Producers, Consumers, Scavengers, & Decomposers Comprehension Check
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4th hour only in Mrs. Anderson's room
    Today's Question: What are the interactions between living things in different ecosystems?
    Classwork:
    • Planet Earth video
    Homework: None

    Monday, April 13, 2015
    Today's Question: How well have I kept my notebook organized and up-to-date?
    Classwork:
    1. Grade Check Monday
    2. AZMerit Secure log in practice
    3. Grade notebooks
    Homework: None

    Friday, April 10, 2015
    Today's Question: How does energy flow through an ecosystem?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Green textbook page 505 #1-5
    2. Notes on the parts of the food chain
    3. Food Chain Comprehension Check????
    Homework: None

    Thursday, April 9, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the biotic and abiotic factors in the different biomes?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Determining the importance of your biome facts
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, April  8, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: What are the biotic and abiotic factors in the different biomes?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Finish Biome Research
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the biotic and abiotic factors in the different biomes?
    Classwork:

    Monday, April 6, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the biotic and abiotic factors in the different biomes?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Define Biome
    3. Biome Research - work on completing your flippy flap
    Homework: Cover page is due tomorrow.

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    No School - Spring Holiday

    Thursday, April 2, 2015
    Today's Question: What makes up an ecosystem?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. AZMerit secure network practice
    3. Biome Research - We did not get to this today. So if you were absent, please do not worry about it. Thanks for checking the lesson plans page. :)
    Homework: Cover page is due on Tuesday.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015
    Today's Question: What are biotic and abiotic factors?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please work on your Ecosystem Interactions cover page
    2. Finish notes on biotic and abiotic factors
    3. Assemble Biome foldable
    Homework: Please make sure that your cover page gets completed. Thank you.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8th Grade AIMS Science Test - 4th Hour with Mrs. Anderson
    Today's Question: How does technology help with scientific discoveries?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please read the article, "Journey to the Bottom of the Sea"
    2. Complete worksheets
    3. Work on new cover page
    Homework: Please make sure that your cover page gets completed. Thank you.

    Monday, March 30, 2015
    Today's Question: What are biotic and abiotic factors?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. New Cover Page (p. 97) Ecosystem Interactions with FOUR images and completely colored.
    3. Introduce Ecosystem vocabulary
    Homework: Please make sure that your cover page gets completed. Thank you.

    Friday, March 27, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the rock processes in the rock cycle?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please study your notes
    2. Rock Cycle Quiz
    ***Make sure that you turn in your notebook so that Mrs. Ligon can grade your rock cycle cartoon. Thanks.

    Homework: None

    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the rock processes in the rock cycle?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please use textbook page A107 to answer #1-8.
    2. Review for Rock Cycle Quiz - USE the Rock Cycle Interactive to complete the chart Mrs. Ligon gave you.
    3. Your Rock Cycle Path - draw your path on the back of the lime green sheet.
    Homework: Study your notes - Quiz tomorrow.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: How can I retell my rock journey?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please work on your Rock Cartoon (p. 95)
    2. Rock Cycle Interactive
    Homework: "Just Rocks" test corrections?

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the processes involved in the rock cycle?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please work on your Rock Cartoon
    2. Rock Cycle notes
    3. Rock Cycle Interactive
    Homework: None

    Monday, March 23, 2015
    Today's Question: If I were a rock, what would my rock life be like? Would it be the same as my rock friends?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Journey of a Rock activity - If you are absent, you will be expected to come in at lunch upon your return and make up this activity!!!
    Homework: None 

    Friday, March 20, 2015
    Today's Question: How do erosion processes form Earth's geological features?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Review of PRIDE Matrix
    2. Finish Name That Erosion Process partner activity
    3. Erosion Comprehension Check
    4. Erosion Game #1 - turn off your volume!
    5. Erosion Game #2
    Homework: None

    Thursday March, 19, 2015
    Today's Question: How do erosion processes form Earth's geological features?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Review of PRIDE Matrix
    2. Name That Erosion Process! partner activity
    3. Erosion Game
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Review of PRIDE Matrix
    2. Define terms: erosion & deposition
    3. Erosion Foldable 
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the forces that break down rocks?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Review PRIDE Matrix
    2. Finish weathering notes from yesterday
    3. Watch weathering video
    4. Weathering Comprehension Check
    Homework: None

    Monday, March 16, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the forces that break down rocks?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset: Please log on to peardeck.com/join (in class only)
    2. Review of PRIDE Matrix
    3. Blog about Antelope Canyon
    4. Notes on Weathering - Make sure you get this written down in your notebook if you were absent!
    Homework: None

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