7th Grade QT3 Lesson Plans

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    Friday, March 6, 2015
    Today's Question: How can a marble run be made with 5 turns out of random materials?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Read AR book
    2. Design Challenge - Marble Run
    Homework: None

    Thursday, March 5, 2015
    Today's Question: How well do I know my rocks?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study your rock notes
    2. Quiz on rocks
    Homework: Make sure that all of your Study Jams are completed.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    Today's Question: How well do I know my rocks?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Work on Study Jams assignment - see yesterday
    3. Rocks Study Guide - vocabulary worksheet
    Homework: Study for quiz tomorrow.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    Today's Question: How well have I kept my notebook organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please complete the worksheet reviewing the 3 different rock types
    2. Grade Notebooks
    3. Study Jams - for each please include 5 Key Ideas & record your answers to the quizzes.
    Homework: Study your notes for upcoming quiz about rocks.

    Monday, March 2, 2015
    Today's Question: How are metamorphic rocks formed?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Finish Metamorphic Rock foldable
    3. Examine Metamorphic Rocks
     Homework: Notebook Check tomorrow!

    Friday, February 27, 2015
    Today's Question: How are metamorphic rocks formed?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Make a new foldable with the green paper you were provided.
    2. Define 3 terms: metamorphism, recrystalization, foliation
    3. Begin metamorphic rock foldable
    Homework: None

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Today's Question: How are sedimentary rocks formed?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> How are sedimentary rocks different than igneous rocks?
    2. Review sedimentary rock foldable
    3. Sedimentary Rock Comprehension Check
    4. Examine rocks???
    Homework: Minerals Quiz Corrections

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: How are sedimentary rocks formed?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Sedimentary Rock foldable - This needs to be done by the end of the class period. If it is not, you will be responsible for finishing it on your own time.
    Homework: Properties of Minerals Quiz Corrections

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    Today's Question: How are sedimentary rocks formed?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - In class activity
    2. Sedimentary Rock notes
    3. Sedimentary Rock foldable
    Homework: None

    Monday, February 23, 2015
    Today's Question: Can I tell the difference between the different types of igneous rocks?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Igneous Rock Comprehension Check
    3. Exploring Igneous Rocks
    Homework: None

    Friday, February 20, 2015
    Today's Question: What's the difference between extrusive and intrusive igneous rocks?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please Google the definitions for the following terms: extrusive and intrusive
    2. Igneous Rock foldable notes
    Homework: None

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    Today's Question: How are rocks different than minerals?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please make sure that Homework #7 is done and the Mineral Lab Qs are done too.
    2. Rocks ROCK! notes
    3. Igneous Rock foldable
    Homework: See Today's Mindset!

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    Today's Question: What have I learned about the properties of minerals?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please study your notebook pages 72-81.
    2. Quiz on Properties of Minerals
    3. Homework #7
    Homework: Homework #7 AND Mineral Identification Lab Qs.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    Today's Question: What have I learned about the properties of minerals?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Tuesday!
    2. Begin working on Homework #7: Properties of Minerals (notebook page 82) - due FRIDAY!
    3. Four More! review exercise
    4. Turn n' Talk discussion activity
    Homework: 
    A) Study for quiz on Properties of Minerals - tomorrow! 
    C) Homework #7

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    No School - President's Day


    Friday, February 13, 2015
    Today's Question: How do the properties of a mineral help us identify which minerals we're looking at?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review notes on page 78 and 81.
    2. Continuation of Mineral Identification Lab - Special Properties
    3. Research the following minerals to identify the minerals you have been testing: calcite; fluorite; galena; halite; hornblende; pyrite; magnetite; quartz; sulfur
    4. Mineral Identification Questions
    Homework: Make sure that the questions (#4) get answered!

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    Today's Question: How do the properties of a mineral help us identify which minerals we're looking at?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Continuation of Mineral Identification Lab
    • Luster
    • Breakage
    • Hardness
    • Special Properties
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: What are some special properties that help identify minerals?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please cut out and put the Special Properties of Minerals on page 81 of your notebook.
    2. Notes on Special Properties of Minerals
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    Today's Question: How do the properties of a mineral help us determine which mineral we're looking at?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - 2.2 Section (not really a quiz) Quiz
    2. Begin Mineral Investigation Lab
    • Color
    • Streak
    Homework: None

    Monday, February 9, 2015
    Today's Question: How do the properties of a mineral help us determine which mineral we're looking at?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. 2.1 Section Quiz (not really a quiz)
    3. Making mineral observations
    Homework: None

    Friday, February 6, 2015

    No School

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    Today's Question: How are minerals described and identified?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Continue Research on Mineral Properties - complete foldable on notebook page 78
    2. Uses of Minerals in your home - page 79 in your notebook
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015
    Today's Question: What are the different groups of minerals?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - List of Minerals - Check out a few minerals and see what you learn.
    2. Notes on Groups of Minerals - page 77
    3. Research on Mineral Properties - complete foldable on notebook page 78.
    Homework: Test Corrections are due tomorrow.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Copy the statements below (onto a piece of scrap paper or email me) and determine if they are true. If not, correct them.
    2. What is a Mineral? notes
    3. Read textbook pages A47-48
    Mindset Statements:
    • Water and ice are minerals
    • Minerals can be found in rocks
    • Minerals exist as gas, liquid, and solid
    Homework: Test Corrections are due no later than Thursday.

    Monday, February 2, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Rock versus Mineral Mindset
    3. Hand back Landforms test - corrections due by Thursday
    4. Grade notebooks
    5. What is a Mineral notes - color flippy flap
    Homework: Test corrections are due by Thursday

    Friday, January 30, 2015
    Today's Question: How can a tower be designed and constructed to be as tall as possible?
    Classwork:
    1. No mindset
    2. Engineering Design Challenge --> Foil Towers
    Homework: None

    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned about plate boundaries and landforms?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study your notes
    2. Quiz on Tectonic Plates, Boundaries, and Landforms
    Homework: Make sure all work is accomplished!

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: What have you learned about plate boundaries and landforms?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. ALL WORK FROM MONDAY AND TUESDAY SHOULD BE FINISHED BY THE END OF THE CLASS PERIOD!
    3. Landforms Vocabulary Game
    Homework: Study for you quiz on Thursday!

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned about plate boundaries and landforms?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please log into your email and find the document that I shared with you.
    2. Work on Create A Quiz Assignment - we will complete this tomorrow.
    3. Work on any work left over from yesterday
    Homework: Make sure that your work is finished. 

    Monday, January 26, 2015
    Today's Question: How are earthquakes measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Finish Galileo Dialog Assignment: Measuring Earthquakes --> complete corresponding worksheet (notebook page 75).
    3. Determining the Epicenter online activity
    4. Work on Homework Option #6 --> Boundaries and Landforms (notebook page 74) DUE WEDNESDAY!
    Homework: Make sure all work is completed - Quiz on Thursday!

    Friday, January 23, 2015
    Today's Question: How are earthquakes measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Begin Homework Option #6 --> Boundaries and Landforms (notebook page 74) DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28!
    2. Galileo Dialog Assignment: Measuring Earthquakes --> complete corresponding worksheet (notebook page 75)
    3. Determining the Epicenter online activity
    Homework: Homework Option #6!

    Thursday, January 22, 2015
    Today's Question: What landforms are created when tectonic plates move?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> What type of landform is created when 2 tectonic plates are pushed together? Pulled apart? Slide past each other?
    2. Finish Fancy Landform Foldable
    3. Review Game Zone - Plate Tectonics/Landforms
    Homework: Make sure that all work is completed.


    Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    Today's Question: What landforms are created when tectonic plates move?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> What type of landform is created when 2 tectonic plate are pushed together? Pulled apart? Slide past each other?
    2. Fancy Landform Foldable
    Homework: Make sure that all work is completed.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    Today's Question: Do I have all my work in my science notebook completed?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Tuesday
    2. Student Survey
    3. Self-check notebook for the following items:
    • Pangaea Puzzle (colored) -- page 65
    • Pangaea/Continental Drift worksheet -- page 66
    • Continental Drift mindset from Jan 13 -- page 67
    • Sea-Floor Spreading notes (colored ) -- page 68
    • Tectonic Plates flippies (colored) -- page 69
    • Types of Boundaries notes -- page 70
    • Candy Bar activity questions -- page 71
    • Cantilever Design Challenge -- back of the notebook
    Homework: If you are missing any of the above, please get them finished ASAP!

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    No School - Civil Rights Day


    Friday, January 16, 2015
    Today's Question: How can a cantilever be designed and constructed out of newspaper to support the weight of a cup with 100 pennies in it?
    Classwork:
    1. No Mindset
    2. Design Challenge --> Newspaper Cantilevers
    Homework: Make sure that the design challenge paper is completed and included into the back of your science notebook.

    Thursday, January 15, 2015
    Today's Question: How do plate tectonics move?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please answer the questions to the candy bar activity from yesterday (worksheet)
    2. Read textbook page B17-19
    3. Complete Plate Tectonic notes in notebook
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Today's Question: What types of boundaries are there along the tectonic plates?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> Sea-Floor Spreading is like ______ because ________.
    2. Quick Plate Boundary Notes on notebook page 70
    3. Candy Bar Boundaries Activity. Respond to questions on page 71.
    Homework: Make sure all foldable from this week are colored and completed. 

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Today's Question: What evidence is there that the plates are really on the move?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset --> Entrance Ticket: Copy the following definitions (see below) onto page 67 of your notebook and match the correct term.
    2. Sea Floor Spreading Foldable Notes in notebook. Image #1Image #2
    3. Sea Floor Spreading video
    4. Sea Floor Spreading song
    Mindset Definitions:
    • huge landmass in which all continents were once joined
    • hypothesis that Earth’s continents were once joined in a single landmass and gradually moved apart
    • theory that Earth’s lithosphere is made up of huge, moving plates that are carried around the planet by motions in the mantle
    Mindset Terms:
    • Pangaea
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Sea Floor Spreading
    • Continental Drift
    Homework: Make sure Sea Floor Spreading foldable is colored COMPLETELY and taped into your notebook.

    Monday, January 12, 2015
    Today's Question: How were the continents joined at one time and then what made them move to different positions?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Continental Drift video
    3. Pangaea Puzzle & Continental Drift questions
    Homework: Make sure that all of the questions from #3 above get answered and stamped in your notebook. 

    Friday, January 9, 2015
    Today's Question: Do the continents change position over time?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> Which evidence (fossils, climate, or geology) for continental drift is the most convincing? Explain your thinking. (If you were absent, please email me your response. Thanks.)
    2. Continental Puzzle activity (notebook page 65)
    Homework: None

    Thursday, January 8, 2015
    Today's Question: Do the continents change position over time?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please read through Science World magazine
    2. Continents Change Position Over Time notes
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    Today's Question: Do the continents change position over time?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please read textbook pages B12-13. Then answer the questions below on a sheet of paper. Turn it in!
    2. Jigsaw Puzzle activity
    3. Continents Change Position Over Time foldable/notes - make sure that you get these copied down onto page 64 of your notebook.
    Mindset Questions: 
    • What is the lithosphere made up of?

    • Why do you see only the dry land areas of tectonic plates on a typical world map?

    • According to the diagram on page B13, does the African Plate include all of Africa?

    • According to the diagram, does the African Plate include only Africa? If no, what else is there?

    Homework: None

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned about Earth's layers?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes for the Earth's Layers Quiz
    2. Take Earth's Layers Quiz
    3. Work on New Year's Foldable
    Homework: Make sure that your New Years Foldable is complete for tomorrow.

    Monday, January 5, 2015
    Today's Question: What do you remember from 2014?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please begin coloring New Years foldable - must be completed by Wednesday.
    2. Insert new Table of Contents and Learning Exercises (aka Homework Options) pages into notebook.
    3. Get Benchmark scores
    4. Complete "Noting What I've Learned" worksheet over notebook pages 57, 58, 59, 60.
    Homework: Study for Earth's Layers Quiz tomorrow!