7th Grade QT1 Lesson Plans

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    Friday, October 3, 2014
    Today's Question: How are dogs helping humans develop technology?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Read article in Science World magazine (p. 6)
    2. Read 2nd article in magazine (p. 20-22) and complete worksheet
    3. Work on ECLIPSE LEARNING ACTIVITIES
    Homework: None. Enjoy your Fall Break!

    Thursday, October 2, 2014
    Today's Question: How does an eclipse occur?
    Classwork:
    1. No mindset
    2. Please do the ECLIPSE LEARNING ACTIVITIES
    • Video notes
    • Eclipse Simulation AND questions/answers (page 38 in science notebook)
    • Galileo dialog
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Today's Question: How does an eclipse occur?
    Classwork: 

    Tuesday, September 30 ,2014
    Today's Question: How does an eclipse occur?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Eclipse Comprehension Check
    2. Notebook Grade Check
    3. Finish Eclipse Flippy Flap notes
    Homework: None. Last day to turn in work is Wednesday.

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    Today's Question: What causes an eclipse?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Moon Phases & Solar Eclipse
    3. Eclipse Flippy Flap notes
    Homework: None

    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about moon phases?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please study your notes
    2. Moon Phase Quiz
    Homework: None

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Today's Question: How can the phases of the moon be modeled?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please work on H.O. #3 --> Moon Phases (on page 33)
    2. Moon Phase Interactive simulation & answering questions on page 34 of notebook
    3. Review game
    Homework: Study for quiz tomorrow on moon phases!

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Today's Question: How can the phases of the moon be modeled?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please answer Essential Question #2 & 8 on notebook page 12-13.
    2. Please complete Homework Option #3 about Moon Phases
    Homework: Make sure H.O. #3 is done by Friday!

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Today's Question: How can the phases of the moon be modeled?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Which Phase First?
    2. Moon Pops activity
    Homework: None

    Monday, September 22, 2014
    Today's Question: How can a 12 inch tall structure be made out of straws to support a tennis ball for 15 seconds?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please complete this week's grade check form
    2. Engineering Design Challenge - Straw Structures
    Homework: None

    Friday, September 19, 2014
    Today's Question: How can the phases of the moon be modeled?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Entrance card: Waxing means... and Waning means...
    2. Oreo Moon Phases activity
    3. Moon Phases diagram
    Homework: None

    Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the phases of the moon?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Chinese Moon
    2. Moon Phases flippy flaps
    3. Moon Phases diagrams
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the phases of the moon?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Moon Phase Calendar --> Copy the following questions into your notebook (page 28) and answer them.
        • What date do you believe the Moon Phase cycle starts? Why do you think this?

        • Where did the moon go on September 24? How do you know?

        • Make a prediction and DRAW what you think the Moon will look like on October 1. Explain your thinking with a great couple of sentences.

        • Look up your birthday for this year and draw what the moon will look like. Now search for the day you were born and draw it. How do the two moons compare?

    2. Moon Facts
    3. Moon Phases Flippy Flaps notes
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Today's Question: How is the solar system organized?
    Classwork:

    Reteach Peeps --> study & retest
    Enrichment Peeps --> Work on Masterminds

    Homework: None

    Monday, September 15, 2014
    Today's Question: How is the solar system organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Reteaching/Enrichment for Solar System concepts - Please check your email to see what work you are being asked to complete.
    Homework: Reteaching group: study your notes!

    Friday, September 12, 2014
    Today's Question: How is the solar system organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please study your notes (pages 22-27)
    2. Solar System Quiz
    Homework: Did you finish your Homework Option #2? Get it done!

    Thursday, September 11, 2014
    Today's Question: How is the solar system organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please work on Index Card Tower Challenge paper or Homework Option #2 (must be different that H.O. #1 and it must be colored neatly.
    2. Solar System Web Wind-Up
    • Must use the following vocabulary terms: planets, moon(s), star, asteroid, meteoroid, meteor, meteorite
    • Must include details for each vocabulary term.
    • Must have 5 drawn images related to vocabulary or details
    Homework: Homework Option #2 and study for quiz tomorrow.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: How is the solar system organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Space Stuff Review
    2. Solar System Web Wind-Up
    • As a class generate a list of key terms
    • With table groups create a concept web that organizes the key terms and adds details
    Homework: Homework Option #2 --> Solar System Quiz will be on Friday!

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (4th Hour)
    Today's Question: How is the solar system organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Work with your table partner to classify the cards in the baggy for items that belong in the solar system and which items do not belong in the solar system.
    2. Solar System Notes
    3. Read Science World article "Asteroid Blaster"
    Homework: None

    7th Hour
    Today's Question: How can an index card structure be designed to support the mass of another object?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please read your AR book
    2. Engineering Design Challenge - Index Card structures
    3. Complete Engineering Design Form
    Homework: None

    Monday, September 8, 2014
    Today's Question: How do organisms depend on each other and the ecosystem to survive?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please complete this week's grade check.
    2. Watch DisneyNature video: earth
    Homework: None

    Friday, September 5, 2014 (7th Hour)
    Today's Question: How is the solar system organized?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Work with your table partner to classify the cards in the baggy for items that belong in the solar system and which items do not belong in the solar system.
    2. Solar System Notes
    Homework: None

    4th Hour
    Today's Question: How can an index card structure be designed to support the mass of another object?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Read AR book
    2. Engineering Design Challenge - Index Card structures
    3. Complete Engineering Design Form
    Homework: None

    Thursday, September 4, 2014
    Today's Question: How can the planets be classified according to their properties?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> Which two planets are the most similar? Which two planets are the most different? Use your Classifying the Planets chart to find evidence.
    2. Group presentations of claims and evidence for "Classifying the Planets".
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    Today's Question: How can the planets be classified according to their properties?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Entrance Ticket --> What do you know about the planets?
    2. Galaxies & Constellations quiz corrections
    3. Analyze "Classifying the Planets" chart
    • Investigative Question: How can the planets be classified according to their properties?
    • Develop a claim
    • Develop Evidence
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    Today's Question: What other common objects are found in our solar system besides planets?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Complete grade checks
    2. Grade Science Notebooks
    3. Galaxies & Constellations quiz corrections
    4. Read NASA article and complete graphic organizer
    Homework: Finish reading article and finish graphic organizer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    No School - Labor Day!

    Friday, August 29, 2014
    Today's Question: What other common objects are found in our solar system besides planets?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - None
    2. School Pictures
    Homework: None

    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Today's Question: What other common objects are found in our solar system besides planets?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Shooting Stars
    2. Notes on other space objects
    3. Read NASA article
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about galaxies and constellations?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please answer Essential Question #1 (p. 12)
    2. Galaxies & Constellations Quiz
    3. Galaxies & Constellations Homework assignment - due TOMORROW!
    Homework: Galaxies & Constellations assignment.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about galaxies and constellations?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please continue working on your constellations research
    2. Galaxies & Constellations Homework assignment - due THURSDAY
    3. Galaxies & Constellations Jeopardy
    Homework: Study for quiz over pages 15-20.

    Monday, August 25, 2014
    Today's Question: What constellations are visible in the northern hemisphere's night sky?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Complete grade check form
    2. Changing Constellations
    3. Constellations Research - Use the following links to find out the following information for each constellation:
    • What time of year can it be seen in the northern hemisphere's night sky?
    • One important science fact
    • One fun random fun fact

    Homework: Get grade check form signed. Study your constellation notes.  School pictures are on Friday.

    Friday, August 22, 2014
    Today's Question: How can a Pringle's potato chip be packaged so that it won't get damaged going through the mail?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Rising Stars name tags
    2. Engineering Design Challenge - Perfect Pringle's Package - Part 1
    Homework: None

    Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Today's Question: What do I already know about this year's science topics?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please read your AR book
    2. Take Science Benchmark Part 2
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Today's Question: What do I already know about this year's science topics?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please read your AR book
    2. Take Science Benchmark Part 1
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Today's Question: What is a career in astronomy like? and What constellations can be identified in the northern hemisphere?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please continue working on Careers in Astronomy on page 17 of your notebook.
    2. Introduction to Constellations
    3. Constellations Research (cut and paste pictures of constellations into notebooks)
    Homework: Finish Careers in Astronomy flippy flap.

    Monday, August 18, 2014
    Today's Question: Who are the astronomers who have been influential in what we know about space?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please check your grades and complete the grade check form.
    2. Review Galaxies
    3. Famous Astronomers
    4. Investigating a career in Astronomy (record 3-5 interesting facts about becoming an astronomer on page 17 of your science notebook.)
    Homework: Have parent sign grade check form and return for a PRIDE Paw.

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    Today's Question: How are galaxies classified?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please cut out the pictures of galaxies
    2. Galaxy picture card sort
    3. Galaxy FAQs
    4. New version of 3-2-1 about GALAXIES
    Homework: None

    Thursday, August 14, 2014
    Today's Question: How are galaxies classified?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Think about GALAXIES. On an index card write: 3 words, 2 questions, 1 simile.
    2. Galaxy flippy flap notes
    Homework: Astronomy Cover page (p. 11)

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Early Release Schedule
    Today's Question: How are galaxies classified?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please write out your galactic address on the top of page 16.
    2. Galaxy picture slideshow
    3. Begin Galaxy flippy flaps
    Homework: Astronomy Cover page (p.11)

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    Today's Question: What is the relationship between the universe & galaxies?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Please complete "What is the Milky Way?" worksheet
    2. Astronomy Essential Questions
    3. Notes on the universe & galaxies
    Homework: Astronomy Cover page (p.11)

    Monday, August 11, 2014
    Today's Question: What do we want to know about astronomy?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Grade Check form
    2. Developing questions to study during our astronomy unit.
    Homework: Astronomy Cover page (p.11) Minimum Requirements -->
    • Must have the title ASTRONOMY
    • Must have 3 drawn images
    • Must be colored corner to corner, edge to edge, NEATLY! 

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Today's Objective: Introduction to Astronomy unit.
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Make sure notebook is up-to-date
    2. Finish including resources pages in science notebook.
    3. Watch Cosmic Voyage - IMAX video for Astronomy unit introduction.
    Homework: None

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Today's Question: What is an interactive notebook?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - "All About Me" page
    2. Science Notebook set up - there are lots of handouts to be put into your notebook. Make sure that you review this slideshow to know what the expectations are. You'll get the handouts when you return to class.
    Homework: Number pages 1-50 and color "All About Me" page. Minimum of 3 colors and colored corner to corner, edge to edge.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the classroom expectations/procedures?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Getting to Know You
    2. Ligon's Laws
    Homework: Get a composition notebook for science (preferably 100 page/college rule)

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    Today's Question: What is 7th grade science all about?
    Classwork:
    1. Mindset - Science Survey
    2. 4 Corners Conversation
    3. Science Strips Curriculum activity
    4. Student needs
    Homework: Get a composition notebook for science (preferably 100 page/college rule)