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    Monday January 7
     
    Can you explain question:

    How does the way in which the solar system formed explain the orbits, sizes, and compositions of the planets?

    3. Vocabulary:
    1. Star - a massive ball of gas in outer space that gives off heat, light and other forms of radiation
    2. Sun - any star around which planets revolve
    3. Solar system- a system of objects that revolve around a star

    Today is the first day of Quarter 3.  I will upload my grades for Quarter 2 by Wednesday.  If you have anything to turn in for Quarter 2, tomorrow is the final day to take late assignments or any extra credit!  Please see if you have anything missing or if you are on the border and extra credit would help to raise your grade.  You are in control of the grade you get based on the effort that you put in!

     

    Tuesday January 8
    1. Continue from yesterday
     
    Vocabulary:
    1. System- a group of related objects that work together to form a function
    2. Orbit- the circular path of an object as it revolves around another object
    3. Theory- a set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena
    4. Nebular theory- About 4.6 billion years ago, an unknown event caused the gas and dust to start to collapse under its own gravity and the giant gas cloud began to contract.
    5. Accretion – “growth” the coming together and cohesion of matter under the influence of gravitation to form larger bodies.
    Wednesday January 9
    1. Continue from yesterday  
    2. Finish the interactive notes (Due Friday)
    3. Finish reading the Techbook chapter 7.4
    GRADES ARE UPLOADED TODAY!  
     
    Thursday January 10
    1. Bill Nye Planets
     
    Friday January 11
    1. Interactive Notes are due today
    2. Enter your answers into illuminate
    3. Start the Focus sheet on Galaxies 7.5 when you finish Click here for the worksheet
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    Monday January 14
     
    Tuesday January 15
    1. Go over Interactive Notes from last week after everyone has placed all their answers in Illuminate 
    2. Collect vocabulary from last week
    3. Continue working on the interactive notes on Galaxies
     
    Wednesday January 16
    1. Focus sheet due today
    2. Review video in the science techbook
    3. Interactive Notes due tomorrow
     
    Thursday January 17
    1. Finish the video from the science techbook
    2. Link to Galaxy Match (You must sign in to Discovery Eduation before clicking on the link)
    3. Upload your answers into illuminate
    4. Start the new Focus sheet Click here (Interaction Force and Mass 4.1 - 6-8 Physical Science) Due next Wednesday
     
    Friday January 18
    1. Read and discuss Interaction with Force and Mass
    2. Rally at 2:00 Wednesday schedule
     
     
    This Sunday, January 20, there will be a lunar eclipse from 6:36 until 11:48pm
     
    Between 6:36 and 9:00, please look at the moon every 20-30 minutes and draw/write what you see.  (Hopefully it won't be cloudy and we can see it)
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    Monday January 21
    No school MLK day
     
    Tuesday January 22
    1. Review Interaction of Force and Mass 4.1  Click here for techbook (Remember to sign in through clever first)
    Watch videos and discuss information
     
    Wednesday January 23
    1. Interactive Notes - Interaction of Force and Mass Click here
    2. Make sure you have this written (below) on your focus sheet for Explore page 2 "What Kinds of Forces Can Act on an Object?"
    1. Contact forces on an object are forces that occur with an object being in contact with another. These include pushing something or pulling. Examples include frictional force, tension force, normal force, air resistance force, applied force, and spring force.  
    1. Noncontact forces are invisible forces that do not require objects to be in contact. Examples include gravity, electric forces, and magnetic forces. 
     
    Thursday January 24
     
     
    Friday January 25
    1.  Inservice, No school for students
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     Monday January 28
    2. Click here for Notes IFM Due Wednesday 
    3. Interactive Notes - Interaction of Force and Mass Click here Due Wednesday
     
    4. If you finish with all of the above, you may start the next focus sheet on Newton's Laws 4.2 Click here (Please  notice that Explore page 3 needs to be fixed on your printed paper)
     
    Tuesday January 29
    1. College Field Trips
    Cal Poly will meet in the GYM and load buses in the EAST Bus Loop. 

    UCSB will meet in the MPR and load buses in the WEST Bus Loop. 

    Students NOT GOING:

    All students Not Going on the trip will meet in the MPR at 8:25 and will split between Mr. Cook and Mrs. Snow.

    Wednesday January 30
    1. Enter your answers into Illuminate from the Interactive Notes/ Discovery Techbook Page
     
    Thursday January 31
    1.  Finish entering your answers in illuminate for both the practice test and the worksheet.  If you are finished, go back and look at the questions you missed.  
    2. Work on the Focus sheet for Newton's Laws 4.2  Click here (Please  notice that Explore page 3 needs to be fixed on your printed paper)
     
    Friday February 1
    1. Incentive day (Wednesday schedule)
    2. We are going to go over every question in the practice test.  Make sure you ask questions if you don't understand why you missed it.  You can earn your points back if you do corrections.  This is optional, but it will make a difference in your grades.  I am uploading your progress report grades on Wednesday, so I have to have this turned in by Tuesday if you want to raise your currect grade.
     
    Go over every question you missed.  I want you to be able to tell me how to solve it correctly, not what you did wrong.  If you tell me what you did wrong you also have to explain how to do it right in order to get your points back. 
    Write the question, the correct answer (not just the letter) and the explanation.
     
    Example: 1. The force that pulls falling objects toward Earth is called __________ a. gravity
     
    Gravity is the force that pulls objects towards Earth, magnetism pulls positive and negative forces towards each other due to an electric charge
     
    Gravity- the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
    Magnetism - a physical phenomenon produced by the motion of electric charge, resulting in attractive and repulsive forces between objects.
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     Monday February 4
    1. Focus sheet for Newton's Laws 4.2 due today  Click here (Please  notice that Explore page 3 needs to be fixed on your printed paper)

    3. Click here for Notes IFM Grade tomorrow
     
    4. Interactive notes for 4.2 
     
    Tuesday February 5
    1. Click here for WS Interaction of Force and Mass Grade today
    2. Click here for Notes IFM Grade today
    Progress Reports are uploaded tomorrow, please turn in all missing assignments!
     
    Wednesday February 6
    1. Review Newton's Laws 1, 2, 3 and videos
    Click here for the text YOU MUST SIGN IN TO DISCOVERY FOR THE LINK TO WORK
     
    Thursday February 7
    1. Review the Newton's Law packet. Part 1 Click here  Part 2 Click here
    2. Please be ready to put your answers into illuminate tomorrow
     
    Friday February 8
    1.  Review the Newton's Law packet. Part 1 Click here
    2. Put your answers in illuminate
    3.  After you finish putting your answers in illuminate, please start the next "focus sheet" on Gravity 4.3  Click here for the focus sheet

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    Monday February 11

    1. No school
     
    Tuesday February 12
    1.  Finish the focus sheet from Friday Gravity 4.3  Click here for the focus sheet
    (Make sure you are actually reading the chapter as you do the focus sheet)
    2. After you finish the focus sheet, please do WS Gravity Click here to download
    3. There is an assembly shedule today so you will have shorter periods.
     
    Wednesday February 13
    1. Turn in your focus sheet by Friday  (it will be 1/2 credit ater Friday)  Click here for the focus sheet
    2. Turn in your WS worksheet by Friday (it will be 1/2 credit after Friday)  Click here to download
    3.  Please make sure you have put your answers into illuminate from the worksheet on the Newton's Laws packet (part 1 Part 1 Click here)
     
    Thursday February 14
    1. Go to Google Classroom and start the section on Force and Mass
    2.  Fill in this worksheet as you go Click here for Google Classroom Force and Mass
    Happy Valentine's Day!
     
    Friday February 15
    1.  Continue the Google Classroom Force and Mass from yesterday
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    Monday February 18

    1. No school
     
    Tuesday February 19
    1. Finish the Google Classroom lab for Force and Mass from last week Click here for Google Classroom Force and Mass
    2. This is the last day to work on it in class.  This is homework if you are not finished
    2. If you finish, start the Google Classroom lab for Newton's Laws Google classroom paper for Newtons Laws
     
    Wednesday February 20
    1.  Click here to see pictures if you could not complete the last lab Click here to see the lab
    2. Continue with the Google Classroom lab for Newton's Laws
     
    Thursday February 21
    1.  Continue with the Google Classroom lab for Newton's Laws
     
    Friday February 22
    1. Continue working on the lab sheet for Newton's laws (Due Tuesday)
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    Monday February 25
    1. Today is the last day to work on the Google classroom labs
    2. Check your answers Force and Motion
    3. Check your answers Newton's Laws
     
    If you finish early, start reading Electricity and Magnetism 5.2
     
    Tuesday February 26
    1. QUIZ Force and Mass / Newton's laws
    The quiz on illuminate will only be avilable today from 8-3.  I will close the link and you will have to take the test on paper in my class if you are absent.
    2. Turn in your papers from google classroom on Motion and Forces, Newton's Laws
    Start reading Electricity and Magnetism 5.2 in the Science Techbook Click here for the techbook (Remember to sign in through rapid identity first)
    **Make sure you are reading as you fill out the focus sheet**
     
    Wednesday February 27
    1.  Finish the Focus sheet on Electricity and Magnetism Click here for the focus sheet on Electricity and Magnetism 5.2 (Due Friday)
    2. Start the interactive Notes on Electricity and magnetism Click here for the interactive Notes (Due next Tuesday)
     
    Thursday February 28
    1. Discuss chapter and watch video in class on Electricity and Magnetism
    2. Continue to work on interactive notes
     
    Friday March 1
    1. Discuss chapter and watch video in class on Electricity and Magnetism
    2. Continue to work on interactive notes
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    Monday March 4
    1.  Finish the interactive notes on electricity and magnetism (put into illuminate tomorrow)
    2. When you are finished, start the next section on Waves chapter 3
     
    Tuesday March 5
    1.  Enter your answers into illuminate from the packet Click here for the interactive Notes 
    2.  On question # 15 there are 2 answers.  Enter the first answer in alphabetic order
    3.  Start working on the focus sheet Refraction 3.1 Click here for Refraction 3.1 (Due this Friday)
    4. When you finish 3.1, start working on your focus sheet for Reflection 3.2 Click here for Reflection 3.2 (Due next Wednesday)
     
    Wednesday March 6
    1. Continue working on any makeup work for 3rd quarter.  All assignments need to be turned in by this Friday
    2. When all your work is turned in, continue working on the focus sheet for 3.1 and 3.2
     
    Thursday March 7
    1. Continue with make up work, 3.1 focus sheet and 3.2 focus sheet
    2. If you finish, you can start the focus sheet Transmission and Absorption 3.3 Click here for 3.3 Transmission and Absorption
    3. The next assignment is the focus sheet for Beyond Visibility Click here for 3.4
     
    Friday March 8
    1.  All work from Quarter 3 is due today!
    2. The focus sheet from 3.1 is due today, it will go on Quarter 4 grades.  (Make sure you have all make up work in first- this can be turned in Monday if you need)
    3. Continue working on 3.2 - 3.4
     
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    Monday March 11
    1.  3.2 is due Wednesday
    2.  3.3 is due Friday
     
    Tuesday March 12
    1. 3.2 is due Wednesday
    2.  3.3 is due Friday
     
    Wednesday March 13
    1. 3.2 is due today
     
    Thursday March 14
    1. 3.3 is due Friday
     
    Friday March 15
    1. 3.3 is due today
     
    Beyond Visibility Click here for 3.4
    Characteristics and Properties of Waves Click here for 3.5
    Types of Waves Click here for 3.6
    Light as Wave Energy Click here for 3.7
     
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    Monday March 18
    1. 3.1 -3.3 should be turned in at this point.
    2. 3.4 and 3.5 are due this week
    3. 3.6 and 3.7 are due next week
    4.  When you are finished, start taking the practice test online.  Go to a new tab and see if you can figure out the answer by using the science techbook or google.  We will go over all the answer before you actually have state testing.
     
    Tuesday March 19
    1. 3.1 -3.3 should be turned in at this point.
    2. 3.4 due tomorrow and 3.5 are due Friday
    3. 3.6 and 3.7 are due next Wednesday and Friday
    4.  When you are finished, start taking the practice test online.  Go to a new tab and see if you can figure out the answer by using the science techbook or google.  We will go over all the answer before you actually have state testing.
     
    Wednesday March 20
    1. Practice test questions 1-6 in illuminate (we will go over the answers tomorrow)
    Please finish your focus sheets, do the questions at the bottom of each page and review the techbook   
     
    Thursday March 21
    1. Practice test questions 6-9 in illuminate and discuss question number 10
                                        
     
    Friday March 22
    1 Focus sheet 3.5 is due today
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    Monday March 25
    1. Practice test questions 11-19 in illuminate
    2. Focus sheet 3.6 is due Wednesday and focus sheet 3.7 is due Friday
     
    Tuesday March 26
    1.  Practice test 20-28
     
    Wednesday March 27
    1. Practice test questions 29-32
     
    Thursday March 28
    1. Go over all test questions
    2. Review and take notes for extra credit
                                        
     
    Friday March 29
    1. Go over all test questions
    2. Review and take notes for extra credit
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    Monday April 1
    1. State testing starts today
     
    Tuesday April 2
    1. State testing continues
     
    Wednesday April 3
    1. State testing continues
     
    Thursday  April 4
    1. State testing continues
    2. Bring something to read if you finish today
     
    Friday April 5 
    1. State testing continues
    2. Bring something to read if you finish today
     
     
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    Monday April 8
     
    Tuesday April 9
    1. All late work must be turned in today!  Grades mailed home this Friday
     
    Wednesday April 10
    If you are not finished with state testing, please get a code from Mr. Welliver in room 303 and go test in the office
     
    Thursday April 11
    1. Continue with yesterday's website on building a roller coaster
    2.  If you finish, do some research on roller coasters and start thinking about what you want yours to look like.
    3. Make a BINGO card so you are ready for tomorrow
     
    Friday April 12
    Minimum day schedule before Spring Break
    Bingo
    Make your own bingo card (5 squares across and 5 squares down)
    Number possibilities are as follows (No free squares, fill every square)
    B 1-15
    I 16-30
    N 31-45
    G 46-60
    O 61-70
     

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    April 23- May 1

    Roller Coaster Parts - Teach how to make each piece

    May 1- May 24

    Build Roller Coasters

    DUE MAY 24

    See how it will be graded below

    C- Your track must contain a wide turn, sharp turn, funnel, and loop.  The marble must make it down the track without getting stuck.  You can use as many pieces as you want, but it must contain one of each.  You can connect the pieces with straight tracks.

    B- All of the above, two complete tracks and a jump

    A  All of the above and 1 piece you design on your own