7th Grade QT2 Lesson Plans

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    Friday, December 19, 2014

    Celebrating the Winter Solstice! (December 21)

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Half Day Schedule --> 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Hours only (no 7th grade classes for Mrs. Ligon)


    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the properties of the different layers of the Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please make sure that your science notebook Table of Contents is up-to-date.
    2. Grade science notebooks
    3. Earth Layers Questions
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the properties of the different layers of the Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> Which would be the best to model the crust layer of the Earth?
      A) an egg shell   B) an egg yolk    C) a peach pit   D) an orange slice
    2. Earth's Layers Foldable  #2
    Homework: None

    Monday, December 15, 2014
    Today's Question: How can paper be used to construct an arch that is wide and as tall as possible?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Engineering Design Challenge --> Paper Arches!
    Homework: None

    Tuesday - Friday, December 9-12, 2014

    Benchmark Testing --  YAY!

    Homework: None

    Monday, December 8, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned so far this school year?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Semester Review activity for Science Benchmarks that start tomorrow!
    Homework: None

    Friday, December 5, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the layers of the Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please go to peardeck.com/join
    2. Earth's Layers Online activity
    3. Earth's Layers Review game
    Homework: Earth's Timeline Create a Quiz is due TODAY!

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the layers of the Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please color your Earth's Layers flippy flap notes (see below)
    2. Section 1.1 Quiz - not really a quiz, just practice
    • COLOR GUIDE FOR EARTH'S LAYERS FLIPPY FLAP NOTES
    • Inner Core --> dark red
    • Outer Core --> light red
    • Mesosphere --> dark orange
    • Asthenosphere --> light orange
    • Lithosphere --> yellow
    • Above lithsphere --> brown/green
    • Earth's Layers Title flap --> blue
    Homework:  Earth's Timeline Create a Quiz assignment is due Friday!

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the layers of the Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Watch Earth's Layers video
    2. Earth's Layers Foldable Notes
    Homework: Earth's Timeline Create a Quiz assignment is due Friday!

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the layers of the Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Earth's Crust Preview
    2. Earth's Crust Foldable Notes
    3. Mr. Lee's Crust and Mantle song
    Homework: Earth's Timeline Create a Quiz assignment is due Friday!

    Monday, December 1, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the characteristics of the different eras of Earth's history?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Earth Timeline Create A Quiz assignment. Please check your email to find this document and follow the directions.
    Homework: Make sure that you have today's work completed.

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    No School - Thanksgiving Break

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    No School - Thanksgiving Break

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: What are the characteristics of the different eras of Earth's history?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Read AR book
    2. Color notebook pages
    3. Watch National Geographic video
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the characteristics of the different eras of Earth's history?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes from the last few days
    2. Another Earth Timeline foldable
    3. Life After Dinosaurs National Geographic video
    Homework: None

    Monday, November 24, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the characteristics of the different eras of Earth's history?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Review of last week
    3. Continue with notes ---> read text and record main ideas.
    Homework: None

    Friday, November 21, 2014 - Assembly Schedule 
    Today's Question: How is Earth's timeline divided up?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - How Old is Earth Check
    2. Read textbook pages B129-133 and complete flippy flap notes in notebook (p. 54-55)
    Homework: None

    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Today's Question: How old is Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Which event(s) do you think are the most significant from Earth's Timeline. Why?
    2. Tape/Glue in the next set of flippy flap notes onto notebook pages 53-55.
    3. Read textbook pages B127-128 and complete flippy flap notes in notebook (p. 53)
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Today's Question: How old is Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - THIS IS TO BE COMPLETED WITH YOUR TABLE PARTNER. ONLY ONE OF YOU NEEDS TO SUBMIT ANSWERS.  CLICK HERE
    2. History of the Earth activity
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Today's Question: What do I know about geology concepts?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please work on your Earth on the Move cover page (49) due Wednesday
    2. Geology Pretest (galileo)
    3. Earth on the Move Essential Questions: (just copy these down, no need to answer them)
    • What do I know about the Earth’s Layers?
    • What do I know about the evidence for Earth changing over time?
    • What do I know about plate tectonics?
    • What do I know about plate boundaries?
    • What do I know about earthquakes and volcanoes?
    Homework: Earth on the Move cover page

    Monday, November 17, 2014
    Today's Question: How can a deck of cards be assembled to build a multi-level structure?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Design Challenge: House of Cards
    Homework: "Earth on the Move" Cover page (due Wednesday)

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about Earth's seasons?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes about seasons
    2. Seasons Quiz
    3. "Earth on the Move" cover page (49)
    Homework: New cover page due on Wednesday next week.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about Earth's seasons?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please answer Essential Q #5 on page 13 of science notebook
    2. Go over Seasons Comprehension Check (if this STILL isn't done, get it done!)
    3. Complete seasons study guide
    Homework: Seasons quiz is tomorrow. Study!

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: How well have I kept my science notebook organized and up-to-date?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please make sure that your table of contents is up-to-date
    2. Get Homework #5 stamped
    3. Grade science notebook
    Homework: Seasons Quiz will be on Friday. Make sure that you study!

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    No School - Veteran's Day

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    Today's Question: What causes the seasons on planet Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - How would you grade your behavior and participation on Friday? Give 3 pieces of evidence to support your claim.
    2. Review modeling of the seasons
    3. Finish Friday's assignments
    Homework: Get your work done!

    Friday, November 7, 2014
    Today's Question: What causes the seasons on planet Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please answer Essential Q #5 on page 13 of your science notebook
    2. Complete Analyzing Seasons partner activity
    3. Complete the RERUN questions on the back of the Seasons worksheet. (Keep the worksheet!)
    4. Do Seasons Comprehension Check 
    5. Do Homework #5 on notebook page 48. (Remember, no repeats of something you've already done!)
    6. Read AR book.
    Homework: Get stuff done!!! 

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Today's Question: What causes the seasons on planet Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes on seasons
    2. Analyzing Seasons partner activity
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Today's Question: What causes the seasons on planet Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - The Two R's
    2. Visualizing the Seasons online simulation
    3. Modeling the Seasons class activity
    Homework: Get any missing work done ASAP!

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    Today's Question: What causes the seasons on planet Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Tuesday! (Gradebook is STILL down today - we'll do grade checks tomorrow...maybe???)
    2. Read textbook pages E46-47 and take notes in science notebook
    Homework: Do you have missing work? Please get it done ASAP!

    Monday, November 3, 2014
    Today's Question: What causes the seasons on planet Earth?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday! (Gradebook is down today - we'll do grade checks tomorrow)
    2. On a blank sheet of paper - Write and Draw an answer to Today's Question
    3. Read textbook pages E43-45 and take notes in science notebook
    Homework: Do you have missing work? Please get it done ASAP!

    Friday, October 31, 2014
    Today's Question: How can a bridge be built with straws and toothpicks to support a container or pennies?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please read your  AR book
    2. Design Challenge -- > Build a Bridge with straws and toothpicks
    Homework: None

    Thursday, October 30, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about eclipses and tides?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes about eclipses and tides.
    2. Eclipses and Tides Quiz
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about eclipses and tides?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes about eclipses and tides.
    2. Play Jeopardy review game
    Homework: Study for quiz on eclipses and tides!

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Today's Question: How do tides compare around the United States?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Do You Know Your Eclipses? worksheet
    2. Continue Analyzing Tides Across the USA
    • stating claims
    • providing evidence
    Homework: None

    Monday, October 27, 2014
    Today's Question: How do tides compare around the United States?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Analyzing Tides Across the USA small group activity
    • making observation in notebooks
    • stating claims
    • providing evidence
    Homework: None


    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Today's Question: What information does a graph tell us?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please answer Essential Question #6 on  page 13.
    2. Finish Graphing the Tides activity
    • Labeling the graph
    • Analyzing the data by answering questions
    Homework: Make sure that the Graphing the Tides questions gets finished.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Today's Question: Why do we experience tides?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Tides Comprehension Check
    2. Graphing the Tides activity
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: Why do we experience tides?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please quietly review your Eclipse & Tides notes
    2. Tides video
    3. Predicting the Tides activity
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Today's Question: Why do we experience tides?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please read through the tides text (worksheet from yesterday) and draw a star next to every text feature that is provided in the reading.
    2. Continue with Close Reading about tides
    3. Tide notes on notebook page 42
    4. Tide video???
    Homework: Eclipse stuff??? 

    Monday, October 20, 2014
    Today's Question: Why do we experience tides?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Complete weekly grade check form
    2. Eclipses Comprehension Check #2
    3. Please answer Essential Question #7 on notebook page 13
    4. Introduction to tides
    • What do you already know about tides?
    • Close read textbook pages about tides
    Homework: Is your eclipse work finished? No??? Why not??? Please take care of business immediately!

    Friday, October 17, 2014
    Today's Question: How do eclipses form?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Check out the latest issue of Science World magazine
    2. Mrs. Ligon will check your notebook to make sure that the following is complete
    • Eclipse video notes (notebook pages 36-37)
    • Eclipse simulation questions (notebook pages 38-39)
    • Homework #4: Eclipses (notebook page 40)
    • Galileo assignment: Eclipses worksheet
    Homework: If you have all of the above done - no homework. If you have something left to do - DO IT!

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    7th grade science classes do not meet due to Parent Teacher Conferences

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    Today's Question: What else can I learn about eclipses?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Moon Phases test corrections - if you didn't finish them yesterday
    3. Eclipse Learning activities
    4. Homework #4 - Eclipses (p. 40)
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    Today's Question: What didn't I learn about moon phases? What else can I learn?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset: Which Phase First? #2
    2. Moon Phases Quiz Corrections
    3. Eclipse Learning activities
    Homework: None


    Monday, October 13, 2014
    Today's Question: How can paper be used to design & construct a container to hold a specific amount of popcorn?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset: Grade Check Monday
    2. Engineering Design Challenge --> Popcorn Containers
    Homework: None