8th 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 the elements and the periodic table?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study the elements
    2. Elements Quiz
    3. Finish any work from yesterday.
    Homework: H.O. #8 due tomorrow.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    Today's Question: How well do I know the elements and the periodic table?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Galileo: Organization of the Periodic Table (dialog worksheet and quiz)
    3. Homework #8: Periodic Table --> due on Friday
    4. Element Games
    Homework: Study your elements - Quiz is tomorrow!

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    Today's Question: How well have you kept your notebook organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study your elements
    2. Grade notebooks
    3. Galileo: Periodic Table (dialog worksheet and quiz)
    4. Homework #8: Periodic Table --> due on Friday
    Homework: Study elements (quiz on Thursday)

    Monday, March 2, 2015
    Today's Question: How are the elements organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Element Memes - just for fun!
    3. Continue Periodic Tables notes
    Homework: Study your elements & notebook check tomorrow!

    Friday, February 27, 2015
    Today's Question: How are the elements organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study your elements
    2. Periodic Table Notes - notebook pages 107-108
    Homework: None

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Today's Question: How are the elements organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study your elements
    2. Periodic Trends Notes - notebook page 106
    Homework:
    • High School Registration Forms
    • Chemical Properties Quiz Corrections
    • Study Elements

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: What are some of the properties of the elements on the periodic table?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Finish Element Research
    3. Study Elements -->  Element Study #1Element Study #2
    Homework: Chemical Properties Quiz Corrections and Study Elements

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    Today's Question: What are some of the properties of the elements on the periodic table?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - For the following elements determine the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons: Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), and Radon (Rn)
    2. Element Research (worksheet) - Use the links under MY LINKS and complete research on three elements.
    Homework: High School Registration Forms! Study Elements!

    Monday, February 23, 2015
    Today's Question: How can I determine the number of subatomic particles in an atom?
    Classwork:
    1. Grade Check Monday!
    2. Elements and their Symbols (worksheet)
    3. Atoms Family Challenge (worksheet)
    4. Element Research - we may or may not get to this...if we do, go to MY LINKS (over on the left of this website) and use the links about the Periodic Table to research THREE elements of your choice.
    Homework: High School Registration Forms!

    Friday, February 20, 2015
    Today's Question: What is an atom?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Draw a picture of an atom and give a written description
    2. Notes on atoms
    Homework: None

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    Today's Question: What do I need to know about registering for high school?
    Classwork:
    1. No Mindset
    2. Presentation by AJHS counselors
    Homework: Homework Option #7 (page 101) - due tomorrow!

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    Today's Question: What have I learned about chemical properties and changes?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please study your notebook pages 92-100
    2. Quiz on Chemical Properties & Changes
    3. Homework #7 - page 101
    Homework: Homework #7

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    Today's Question: What have I learned about chemical properties and changes?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Tuesday!
    2. Answer Essential Question #2 on page 58.
    3. Begin working on Homework #7: Chemical Properties and Changes on notebook page 101.
    4. Four More review exercise
    5. Turn n' Talk discussion activity
    Homework:
    A) Study for quiz tomorrow
    B) Homework #7
    C) Go to AJHS Freshman Parent night

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    No School - President's Day


    Friday, February 13, 2015
    Today's Question: How do acidic substances affect your oral health?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Guests from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
    Homework: None

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    Today's Question: What are acids and bases and how are they measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please copy down the data table for today's activity onto page 100 of your science notebook
    2. pH Lab activity - IF YOU WERE ABSENT THIS DAY, YOU WILL NEED TO PLAN ON MAKING THIS ASSIGNMENT UP NEXT WEEK ON TUESDAY DURING LUNCH.
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: What are acids and bases and how are they measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - pH Comprehension Check
    2. Alien Juice Bar interactive
    Homework:  None

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    Today's Question: What are acids and bases and how are they measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please continue reading "Changes in Everyday Life" (page 98) and identify the physical and chemical changes.
    2. Notes on Acids, Bases, and pH
    Homework: None

    Monday, February 9, 2015
    Today's Question: How are chemical properties different than physical properties?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Go over Physical Properties Extended Response test
    3. Discuss observations from Thursday's lab
    4. "Changes in Everyday Life" reading activity
    Homework: None


    Friday, February 6, 2015

    No School

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    Today's Question: How are chemical properties different than physical properties?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - What are the signs that a chemical change has taken place?
    2. Review lab safety expectations
    3. LAB! - IF YOU WERE ABSENT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO MAKE THIS LAB UP DURING LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL. 
    Homework: None 

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015
    Today's Question: How are chemical properties different than physical properties?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Lab Safety MS #1
    2. Notes on chemical properties
    3. Lab safety review
    4. Intro tomorrow's lab
    Homework: Test corrections due by Thursday!

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015
    Today's Question: How are chemical properties different than physical properties?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Melting/Boiling Point Practice #2 - worksheet
    2. Notes on Chemical Properties and Changes
    3. Teacher Demonstrations
    Homework: Test Corrections due by Thursday!

    Monday, February 2, 2015
    Today's Question: How are chemical properties different than physical properties?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Hand back Physical Properties test - corrections due no later than Thursday!
    3. Grade notebooks
    4. Chemical Properties/Changes notes - just put in the foldables
    Homework: Test Corrections 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: How is the engineering design being used in the real world?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Read Science World magazine pages 12-13 (Feb 2 2015 issue)
    2. In groups read the following articles and discuss what problem the engineers were trying to solve.
    • "Super Sandbags" (Oct 6, 2014)
    • "Swamped City" (March 3, 2014)
    • "Quake-Proof Bridge" (December 9, 2013)
    • "Engineering a Better Life" (January 12, 2015)
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: What have you learned about Physical Properties of Matter?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study notebook pages 68-91
    2. Extended Response - Physical Properties
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned about Physical Properties of Matter?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Study notebook pages 68-91
    2. Multiple Choice Quiz - Physical Properties
    Homework: None

    Monday, January 26, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned about Physical Properties of Matter?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Review your notebook pages: 68-91.
    3. Jeopardy Game
    Homework: Study for your test!

    Friday, January 23, 2015
    Today's Question: What have you learned about Physical Properties of Matter?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Melting/Boiling Point worksheet
    2. Clarification on Density Simulation
    3. Density Ordering Practice (with table groups)
    4. Test Question Practice (with table groups)
    Homework: Make sure all work is complete. TEST ON TUESDAY --> states of matter; melting/boiling point; solubility; density!

    Thursday, January 22, 2015
    Today's Question: How do you calculate density?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please complete the Calculating Density worksheet
    2. 2 Circle Carousel activity (sharing essential question #1)
    3. Continue working on Density Simulation
    Homework: Make sure that the simulation gets finished!

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    Today's Question: How do you calculate density?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> What measurements do you need in order to determine density? What calculations would you do to determine density?
    2. Notes on calculating density (notebook page 89)
    3. Density Simulation --> Here's the LINK (scroll to the middle of the page; ignore the rest) WORKSHEET (this goes in your notebook on pages 90-91)
    Homework: Make sure that the simulation gets finished!

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    Today's Question:
    What is the relationship between mass and volume?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Tuesday
    2. Complete Student Survey (on school website)
    3. Answer Essential Q #1 on page 58. Must include info about: density, states of matter, solubility, and melting/boiling point
    4. Make sure that Design Challenge form is completed and in your notebook
    5. Homework Option #6 --> Density (notebook page 88).

    Homework: Make sure that all of the above is completed!


    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: What is the relationship between volume and mass?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Analyzing Density Graphs worksheet
    2. Finish Density Cube notes
    3. Homework Option #6 --> Density on page 88 of your science notebook
    Homework: H.O. #6 

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the relationship between volume and mass?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Mass v Volume lab questions on  page 86 in your notebook
    2. Density Cube notes in notebook - page 87
    Homework: Finish answering lab questions.

    Lab Questions:
    • Explain what this activity investigated.
    • What did you do in this experiment to make sure that you compared equal volumes of water, oil, and syrup?
    • Since you used equal volumes of the three liquids, you can compare mass of each liquid to find out about the density of each liquid. Use your data from this experiment to list the liquids in order from least dense to most dense.
    • How does the density of each liquid explain the layering of each liquid in the cup?

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the relationship between volume and mass?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Graphing mass and volume worksheet
    2. Teacher Demonstration: Density Tower
    Homework: None


    Monday, January 12, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the relationship between volume and mass?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Graph Mass v Volume lab data
    3. Mass v Volume lab Big Ah-Ha notes
    Homework: None

    Friday, January 9, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the relationship between volume and mass?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Copy the data tables for oil and syrup measurements on notebook page 83.
    2. Mass v Volume Lab - Part 2 --> get oil and syrup measurements
    3. Graph oil and syrup measurements.
    ***If you were absent and missed this part of the lab - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMING IN AND COLLECTING THE NECESSARY DATA DURING YOUR LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL!!!!

    Homework: None

    Thursday, January 8, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the relationship between volume and mass?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Continue to copy down lab information into your notebook - page 82/83
    2. Mass v Volume Lab - Part 1 --> get water measurements
    3. Graph water measurements
    ***If you were absent and missed this part of the lab - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMING IN AND COLLECTING THE NECESSARY DATA DURING YOUR LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL!!!!

    Homework: None


    Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    Today's Question: What is the relationship between volume and mass?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Analyzing Melting Points (worksheet)
    2. Continue (and finish) Noting What You've Learned worksheet from Monday.
    3. Go over Dissolving Activity #3 observations from yesterday.
    4. Begin lab report for Mass vs. Volume Lab (notebook pages 82-83)
    Homework: None


    Tuesday, January 6, 2015
    Today's Question: How does the amount of sugar already dissolved in water affect how fast an M&M coating dissolves?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please continue working on your New Years foldable - due by Wednesday.
    2. Dissolving Activity #3.  IF YOU MISSED THIS LAB, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO MAKE IT UP EITHER DURING LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL!
    3. Continue (and finish) Noting What You've Learned worksheet from yesterday.
    Homework: Make sure that you New Years foldable is completed and colored by Wednesday.


    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 68, 69, 71, 76.
    Homework: Make sure that your New Years foldable is completed and colored by Wednesday.