Mrs Hoenshell Science 2017

Orange Grove Middle School

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November6

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https://sites.google.com/a/cfsd16.org/mrs-hoenshell-science/home

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WEEK of OCTOBER 30 to NOVEMBER 3

October28

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Halloween: Students are allowed to wear Halloween customers.

Guidelines: No weapons, masks, gore or not being in dress code.

Tutoring: Please come in Wednesday mornings, Room 506, to submit any changes for your science work. This will be the last time for one-on-one help before grades are posted.

Homework:  Students will have a homework challenge scenario every other week to help them understand how the learning goal for that week is tied to a real-world application or event. The scenario will be in Google Classroom.

7th Graders: Focusing on Systems Thinking looking at the rock cycle and how rocks and rock processes change over time.

8th Grader: Will continue focusing on the periodic table and how scientists use the light spectrum to determine elements out in space.

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WEEK of OCTOBER 23-27

October25

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Tutoring: Please come in Wednesday mornings, Room 506, to submit any changes for your science work. This will be the last time for one-on-one help before grades are posted.

Homework:  Students will have a homework challenge scenario every other week to help them understand how the learning goal for that week is tied to a real-world application or event. The scenario will be in Google Classroom.

Weekly Content:

7th Grade: We will be focusing on collecting data based on qualitative observations for different types of rocks and minerals. Students will also learn about how different processes and locations create different types of rocks.

8th Grade: We will continue learning about chemistry. Students will complete a lab using spectra tubes for various elements. This lab will require a high level of student safety.

 

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WEEK of OCTOBER 16-20

October11

ANNOUNCEMENTS:     Quarter 2 starts!

Science Fair (SARSEF): Please sign up to participate in SARSEF this week. Starts Tuesday, October 17 Room 506

Community Schools SARSEF Registration

Tutoring: Please come in Wednesday mornings, Room 506, to submit any changes for your science work. This will be the last time for one-on-one help before grades are posted.

Homework:  Students will have a homework challenge scenario each week to help them understand how the learning goal for that week is tied to a real-world application or event.

Weekly Content:

7th Grade: We will be starting the rock cycle and learning how minerals together create different types of rocks. Students will also learn about how different processes and locations create different types of rocks.

8th Grade: We will continue learning about chemistry. Students will begin their content topic for periodic table and how different elements are more apt to bond with certain elements more than other elements.

 

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WEEK of OCTOBER 9-13

October11

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Half days Tuesday and Wednesday. Parent/Teacher Conferences Tuesday and Wednesday.

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WEEK of OCTOBER 2-6

September30

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Tutoring: Please come in Wednesday morning, Room 506, to submit any changes for your science work. This will be the last time for one-on-one help before grades are posted.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences–October 9-11

Fall Break–October 12-13

Weekly Content:

7th Grade: Students will learn how to identify minerals based on a mineral’s characteristics. Students are creating a digital storybook to communicate facts that they have learned about a mineral assigned to them.

8th Grade: The focus this week is on the Properties of Matter. Students will also perfect their skills at making claims and determining if statements are inference or evidence.

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WEEK of SEPTEMBER 25-29

September27

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences–October 9-11

Fall Break–October 12-13

Weekly Content:

7th Grade: Students will learn how to identify minerals based on a mineral’s characteristics.

8th Grade: The focus this week is on the Properties of Matter. Students will also perfect their skills at collecting and graphing data.

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WEEK of SEPTEMBER 18-22

September17

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences–October 9-11

Fall Break–October 12-13

Rosh Hashanah 2017 Observed: Begin in the evening of Wednesday,  September 20 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 22.

Weekly Content:

7th Grade: Students will begin the Earth Science Unit focusing on Earth’s Layers and begin to learn about the geologic time scale evident in the Grand Canyon. The focus this week is convection currents within the natural world.

8th Grade: Students will begin the Chemistry Unit focusing on matter and determining the physical and chemical properties of matter. Focus this week is States of Matter and completing a lab on “When is a solid a liquid and when is a liquid a solid?”

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WEEK of SEPTEMBER 11-15

September11

This week both the 7th and 8th grade students will focus on CER (Claim, evidence, reasoning). Students will learn about the difference between observation and inference.

7th Grade: Students will finish their water filtration systems and practice summarizing their results based on quantitative data and qualitative data they collected. Later this week, they will begin their geology/earth science unit.

8th Grade: Students will finish their balloon car challenge and practice summarizing their results based on quantitative data and some qualitative data. Students will then begin the unit on chemistry starting with matter.

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WEEK of SEPTEMBER 5-8

September5

This week students will begin to learn about the engineering process and investigate how changing one variable may or may not change the outcome for their prototype.

7th Grade: Will focus on water filtration by building a water filtration system. Last week we discussed the affects that Hurricane Harvey will have on the water system in Texas and Louisiana. The water filtration activity is based on NASA’s lesson plan to teach students the importance of water resources.

8th Grade: Students will focus on matter by building balloon cars. Students related the change in pressure within a balloon to that of the pressure that created Hurricane Harvey. Students will compare the force and velocity of their balloon cars to the force and velocity of Hurricane Harvey.

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