8th Grade QT2 Lesson Plans

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    Friday, December 19, 2014

    Half Day Schedule --> 4th, 6th, & 7th hours only (no 8th grade classes for Mrs. Ligon)

    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Today's Question: How can you tell when a substance has been dissolved?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please copy down the Investigative Question (p.77): How does the temperature of the water affect how fast the colored coating dissolve from an M&M?
    2. Complete Dissolving Activity #2 - IF YOU MISSED THIS LAB, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO MAKE IT UP EITHER DURING LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL!
    Homework: None 

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Today's Question: How can you tell when a substance has been dissolved?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please make sure that your Table of Contents (in your science notebook is up-to-date.
    2. Grade science notebooks
    3. Notes on solubility
    Homework: None 

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    Today's Question: How can you tell when a substance has been dissolved?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please go to Pear Deck
    2. Defining Dissolving activity - IF YOU WERE ABSENT, IT IS EXPECTED THAT YOU COME IN DURING LUNCH OR PLAN TO STAY AFTER SCHOOL TO MAKE UP THIS ASSIGNMENT!
    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 boiling points and melting points?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please go to peardeck.com/join
    2. Boiling Points and Melting Points notes and practice
    3. Phase Changes review game
    Homework: None

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Today's Question: What are the states of matter? How does a substance change state?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - On a piece of scrap paper, write down questions you could ask in order to identify an unknown substance.
    2. States of Matter notes in science notebook.
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Today's Questions: What are  physical properties? What are the states of matter?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Play Doh activity - answer question in your science notebook on page 67
    2. Notes on physical properties
    3. Notes on states of matter
     Homework: None

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    Today's Question: What difference does a "little bit" make when measuring volume?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - None
    2. Measuring Volume Challenge - Day 2 --> If you are absent, you will be expected to make up this lab ON YOUR OWN TIME. Please let Mrs. Ligon know what day works best for you. You may choose to work through your lunch or after school.
    Homework: None

    Monday, December 1, 2014
    Today's Question: What difference does a "little bit" make when measuring volume?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
    2. Measuring Volume Challenge - Day 1 --> If you are absent, you will be expected to make up this lab ON YOUR OWN TIME. Please let Mrs. Ligon know what day works best for you. You may choose to work through your lunch or after school.
    Homework: None


    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 differences between the states of matter?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Read AR book
    2. Bill Nye video
    Homework: None

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Today's Question: How is volume measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Measuring Volume worksheet (will go into your notebook)
    2. Practice using graduated cylinders
    Homework: None

    Monday, November 24, 2014
    Today's Question: How is volume measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
    2. Notes on Volume in science notebook
    Homework: None

    Friday, November 21, 2014 - Assembly Schedule
    Today's Question: How is mass measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Online TBB Practice
    2. Hands on TBB Practice 
    Homework: None

    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Today's Question: How is matter measured?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Matter Comprehension Check
    2. Triple Beam Balance Instructions
    3. Triple Beam Balance Practice
    Homework: None

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Today's Question: What is Matter?
    Classwork:

    1. Today's Mindset - On the piece of scrap paper...
    • Divide it into 4 sections
    • Label the sections: SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, GASES, OTHER OR UNSURE
    • Take the items from yesterday's activity and categorize them into the most appropriate section
    2. Finish discussing yesterday's activity
    3. Define: matter, mass, weight

    Homework: None

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Today's Question: What's the Matter?
    Classwork:

    1. Today's Mindset - Work on Chemistry Cover page (57) due tomorrow
    2.  Chemistry Essential Questions (pages 58-59) -- just copy them down, no need to answer them.
    • What can I say about the physical properties that are used to describe matter? 
    • What can I say about the chemical properties that are used to describe matter?
    • What can I say about atomic structure?
    • What can I say about the periodic table?
    • What can I say about elements and compounds?
    • What can I say about mixtures?
    3.  What's the Matter? classification activity

    Homework: Chemistry 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. Homework #5 Check
    3. Design Challenge: House of Cards
    Homework: Chemistry Cover page (due Wednesday)

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Today's Question: How do our bodies regulate themselves when there are changes all around us?
    Classwork:

    • 1st Hour Mindset 1st Hour Exit Ticket
    • 2nd Hour Mindset2nd Hour Exit Ticket
    • 3rd Hour Mindset3rd Hour Exit Ticket
    • Notes about homeostasis
    Homework: Work on CHEMISTRY cover page. Due next week.
     

    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Today's Question: What have I learned about symbiosis?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please study your notes on symbiosis.
    2. Symbiosis Quiz
    3. Homework #5: Symbiosis (page 56) due tomorrow
    4. CHEMISTRY cover page (page 57) due next week.
    Homework: Make sure #3 above is done.

    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. Answer Essential Q #4 on page 43
    3. Get Homework #4 stamped
    4. Grade science notebook
    5. Review symbiosis terms
    Homework: Symbiosis Quiz will be tomorrow. Make sure that you study!

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    No School - Veteran's Day

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    Today's Question: What are symbiotic relationships?
    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. Symbiosis Homework - do you still need to show this to me?
    3. Symbiosis videos/chart 
    4. Symbiosis comparisons (with a partner)
    • Choose 4 things in a shopping mall and compare them to symbiosis.
    • Example: Symbiosis is like _____ because _______.
    Homework: None

    Friday, November 7, 2014
    Today's Question: What are symbiotic relationships?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Complete your symbiosis flippy flap notes. Use the link from yesterday. Make sure that you give 2 examples for each type of symbiosis. Glue this down onto page 55 of your science notebook.
    2. Read Science World magazine article: Keeping Their Cool (page 20-22)
    3. Complete the text dependent questions worksheet.
    4. Work on something quietly or read your AR book.
    Homework: None.

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Today's Question: What are symbiotic relationships?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - On the piece of scrap paper: What do you know/remember about symbiotic relationships?
    2. Symbiotic Relationships Notes
    Homework: Homework #4: Animal Behaviors


    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Today's Question: What are symbiotic relationships?
    Classwork:
    1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes for the quiz
    2. Behavioral Cycles & Animal Behaviors Quiz
      Homework: Homework #4: Animal Behaviors

      Tuesday, November 4, 2014
      Today's Question: How do animals' behaviors help them survive and reproduce in their environment?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Tuesday!  (Gradebook is STILL down today - we'll do grade checks tomorrow...maybe???)
      2. Animal Behavior Comprehension Check
      3. Answer Essential Questions #1 & 5 on notebook page 42-43
      4. Discuss animal behavior webquest
      5. Work on Homework #4: Animal Behaviors - Due Thursday
      Homework: Do you have missing work? Get it done! Quiz tomorrow! 

      Monday, November 3, 2014 (Please note that 1st hour is working on Friday's lesson)
      Today's Question: How do animals' behaviors help them survive and reproduce in their environment?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday! (Gradebook is down today - we'll do grade checks tomorrow)
      2. What's an ETHNOGRAM?
      3. Watch dolphin video and record behaviors
      4. Debrief about what behaviors were observed
      • If you STILL need to work on your animal behaviors webquest...you'll be doing that instead of the class activity.
      Homework: Do you have any missing work??? Get it done ASAP!

      Friday, October 31, 2014 (Please note that 1st hour is working on Thursday's lesson)
      Today's Question: How do animals' behaviors help them survive and reproduce in their environment?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes on Animal Behaviors for Survival on page 53
      2. Continue with Animals Behaviors Webquest
      • With a partner - choose which set of articles that you will read
      • Complete Animal Research Guide based on the article that you read
      • Work with your partner to complete the Double Bubbles diagram to compare and contrast your animals' behaviors
      Homework: None

      Thursday, October 30, 2014 (Please note that 1st hour is working on Tuesday's lesson)
      Today's Question: How do animals' behaviors help them survive and reproduce in their environment?
      Classwork: 
      1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes on Behavioral cycles on page 52
      2. Notes on Animal Behaviors
      3. Begin Animal Behaviors Webquest
      • With a partner - choose which set of articles that you will read
      • Complete Animal Research Guide based on the article that you read
      • Work with your partner to complete the Double Bubbles diagram to compare and contrast your animals' behaviors
      Homework: None

      Wednesday, October 29, 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: Make sure that your Natural Selection and Adaptations Quiz corrections get done!

      Tuesday, October 28, 2014
      Today's Question: How do animals' and plants' adaptations help them to survive and reproduce in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Copy down the following question (on a piece of scrap paper) and then answer it. What does it mean for something to go dormant? Give an example.
      2. Behavioral Cycle Flippy notes
      3. Natural Selection and Adaptation Quiz Corrections - Part 2
      Homework: None

      Monday, October 27, 2014
      Today's Question: How do animals' and plants' adaptation help them to survive and reproduce in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday!
      2. Natural Selection and Adaptation Quiz Corrections - Part 1
      3. Story Time: Read The Big Snow
      4. Behavioral Cycles Flippys
      Homework: None

      Friday, October 24, 2014
      Today's Question: How do animals' and plants' adaptations help them to survive and reproduce in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Please review your notes - especially your Galileo dialog and Essential Question #3 on page 42.
      2. Natural Selection and Adaptations Quiz
      3. Homework: None

      Thursday, October 23, 2014
      Today's Question: How do animals' and plants' adaptations help them to survive and reproduce in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Finish the Galileo dialog assignment
      2. Finish Homework #3: Adaptations
      3. Review for tomorrow's quiz
      Homework: Study for tomorrow's quiz on Natural Selection and Adaptations

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Early Release Schedule
      Today's Question: How do animals' adaptations help them to survive and reproduce in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Please continue working on the Galileo Dialog worksheet on Adaptations Enable Survival of Organisms
      2. Homework #3: Adaptations on page 51 of your notebook (Please make sure that you choose a homework option that you haven't completed yet.)
      Homework: Quiz Friday on Natural Selection and Adaptations

      Tuesday, October 21, 2014
      Today's Question: How do animals' adaptations help them to survive and reproduce in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Please complete the Justified True/False for Natural Selection worksheet
      2. Review yesterday's work: Essential Question #3 and Bird Beak worksheet
      3. Complete Galileo Dialog worksheet on Adaptations Enable Survival of Organisms
      4. Homework #3: Adaptations
      Homework: You will be having a quiz on Thursday!

      Monday, October 20, 2014
      Today's Question: What adaptations do organisms have that help them to survive and reproduce in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - Grade Check Monday
      2. Please answer Essential Question #3 on page 42 of your science notebook
      3. Please complete the Bird Bill worksheet (both sides)
      4. As a class, develop Claims and Evidence for Bird Beak lab
      5. Watch this cool video on aquatic animals' adaptations
      Homework: Is your Darwin webquest still not done??? Please get it done. Remember partial credit is better than no credit at all! 

      Friday, October 17, 2014

      8th grade science classes do not meet due to Parent Teacher Conferences

      Thursday, October 16, 2014
      Today's Question: What adaptations do organisms have that help them survive in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - On the index card tell me what positive contributions you make to the class.
      2. Finish collecting data for Bird Beak Adaptations lab
      Homework: Please make sure that your Darwin webquest is done. Remember partial credit is better than no credit at all!

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014
      Today's Question: What adaptations do organisms have that help them survive in their environments?
      Classwork:
      1. Today's Mindset - What have I learned about Natural Selection?
      2. Bird Beak Adaptations Lab
      Homework: Make sure that Charles Darwin webquest is finished by tomorrow!

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014
      Today's Question: Why would an organism's characteristics change over time?
      Classwork
      1. Today's Mindset - Read "Survival of the Sneakiest"
      2. Review Charles Darwin webquest
      3. Watch Natural Selection video #2 - The Birth and Death of Genes
      Homework: Make sure that Charles Darwin webquest is finished by Thursday!

      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