Stacie Smith

  • Thursday, May 24

    • Textbook Return
    • Crash Car Construction

    Wednesday, May 23

    • Crash Car Construction

    Tuesday, May 22

    • Graphing Discussion
    • Newton's Laws of Motion
    • Inertia Demonstration

    Monday, May 21

    • Athletes to your Marks Graphing and Analysis DUE TUESDAY

    Friday, May 18

    • Roller Coaster Physics Video
    • Athletes to Your Marks Analysis

    Thursday, May 17

    • Athletes to Your Marks
      • Constant Speed Lab

    Wednesday, May 16

    • Chapter 1 - Describing Motion
      • Lesson 1 - Position and Motion pp. 12-14
      • Lesson 2 - Speed and Velocity pp. 17-23
      • Lesson 3 - Acceleration pp. 27-32
    • Complete the Take Home "Quiz" 
      • Write answers on notebook paper
      • DUE THURSDAY

    Tuesday, May 15

    • Grade Quiz
    • Introduction to Forces and Motion Unit
      • Reference Point
      • Position
      • Distance
      • Displacement

    Monday, May 14

    QUIZ

    • Thermal Energy
    • Calorimetry
    • Chemical Batteries

    Friday, May 11

    • Act 65 - Chemical Batteries
      • Notes
      • Lab

    Thursday, May 10

    Photovoltaic Cells

    Wednesday, May 9

    • Solar Boxes Homework and Discussion
    • Act 65 - Chemical Batteries

    Tuesday, May 8

    • Solar Boxes
      • Lab and Graph DUE WEDNESDAY
    • Act 64 - Electricity Generation
      • Read pp. D54-62
      • AQ 1-2 p. D62 DUE WEDNESDAY

    Monday, May 7

    • Act 63 - Measuring Calories
      • Grade Homework
      • Redo Homework DUE TUESDAY
    • Act 64 - Electricity Generation
      • Start Reading D54-62

    Friday, May 4

    Thursday, May 3

    • Act 63 - Measuring Calories
      • Food Burning Lab

    Wednesday, May 2

    • Act 62 - Quantifying Energy
      • Lab
      • AQ 1-4 p. D49 DUE THURSDAY

    Tuesday, May 1

    • Act 61 - Mixing Hot and Cool Water
      • Lab
      • AQ 1-3 p. D46 DUE WEDNESDAY

    Monday, April 30

    • Act 59 - Ice Melting Contest (Yellow Book)
    • Act 60 - Keeping Cool Reading

    Friday, April 27

    • Ch 5 - Thermal Energy Reading
      • Reading Guide

    Thursday, April 26

    Light Waves Quiz

    Wednesday, April 25 - Financial Literacy Fair

    • Finish Lesson 3.2: "What Eyes Can See"
    • Lesson 3.3: Reflection, Transmission, and Energy
      • Investigation Question: What happens to energy when light is transmitted through or reflected off a material? 
      • Key Concept: When light is transmitted through or reflected off a material, the energy is not absorbed, so the material does not change.
    • Finish "Owl Book" Reading Guide
    • Read Article: "What Gives Bird Feathers Their Colours?"

    Tuesday, April 24

    • Lesson 3.2: "What Eyes Can See"
      • In this Lesson: Students read “What Eyes Can See,” an article about how types of light interact with materials and how this affects what humans see.
      • Key Concept: A material transmits or reflects some types of light and not others.

    Monday, April 23

    • Finish Lesson 3.1: Following the Path of Light
      • Chapter 3 Question: Why does Australia get more ultraviolet light than other parts of the world?
      • Key Concept: Light travels in a straight line.
      • Key Concept: When a light wave hits a material, the light can be absorbed by the material, transmitted through the material, or reflected off the material.
      • Vocabulary: reflect, transmit
    • QUIZ THURSDAY!!!

    Friday, April 20 - NO SCHOOL

    Thursday, April 19

    Wednesday, April 18

    • Lesson 3.1: Following the Path of Light
      • Chapter 3 Question: Why does Australia get more ultraviolet light than other parts of the world?
      • Key Concept: Light travels in a straight line.
      • Key Concept: When a light wave hits a material, the light can be absorbed by the material, transmitted through the material, or reflected off the material.
      • Vocabulary: reflect, transmit
      • LASER Lab
    Tuesday, April 17
    • Lesson 2.5: Analyzing Evidence About Melanin and UV Light
    • Students learn:

      • People with darker skin tones have more melanin in their skin cells, while people with lighter skin tones have less melanin in their skin cells.
      • Melanin in a skin cell can prevent damage by absorbing ultraviolet light before it reaches the genetic material.
      • Australia gets higher levels of ultraviolet light than other parts of the world.
    Monday, April 16
    • Light and Sound Reading
      • Reading Guide
      • All work is done in class. No Homework
    Friday, April 13
    • Lesson 2.4: Effects of Different Types of Light
    • Students learn:

      • A material absorbs energy from some types of light and not others.
      • The atmosphere absorbs gamma rays and X-rays, so these types of light do not reach Earth’s surface.
      • Ultraviolet light causes damage to genetic material in skin cells that can lead to skin cancer.
      • Key Concept: A material absorbs energy from some types of light and not others.
     
    Thursday, April 12
    Wednesday, April 11
     
    • Finish Lesson 2.3: Wave Properties
      • In this Lesson: Students will consider the Investigation Question: What makes types of light different? In this lesson, students return to the “Harvesting Sunlight” article to identify two types of light, one that helps plants photosynthesize and one that damages plants. Students then use the Light Waves Simulation to compare these types of light.
      • Key Concept: A light source can emit more than one type of light.
      • Key Concept: Different types of light have different wavelengths.
      • Vocabulary: wave, wavelength, amplitude, frequency
    Tuesday, April 10 - Band Students Absent
    Monday, April 9
     
    • Lesson 2.3: Wave Properties
      • In this Lesson: Students will consider the Investigation Question: What makes types of light different? In this lesson, students return to the “Harvesting Sunlight” article to identify two types of light, one that helps plants photosynthesize and one that damages plants. Students then use the Light Waves Simulation to compare these types of light.
      • Key Concept: A light source can emit more than one type of light.
      • Key Concept: Different types of light have different wavelengths.
      • Vocabulary: wave, wavelength
    Friday, April 6
     
    • Lesson2.2: “Harvesting Sunlight”
      • In this lesson: Students read “Harvesting Sunlight” as they continue to answer the Investigation Question: Is all light the same? 
      • Key Concept: There are different types of light that can change a material in different ways.
     
    Thursday, April 5
     
    • Finish Lesson 2.1: Investigating Different Light Sources
      • In this lesson: In Lesson 1.4, students learned that Brazil and Australia have similar amounts of sunlight, but the skin cancer rate is higher in Australia. Is there something different about the sunlight in Australia, or is all light the same? To answer this question, students first conduct a hands-on investigation, shining an incandescent flashlight and an ultraviolet flashlight on different materials, and then observing different changes. 
      • Key Question: Is all light the same?
      • Vocabulary: emit, light source
    Wednesday, April 4 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Hancher - Classes 1-5 Are Affected
     
    • Planet Earth II - Grasslands
    Tuesday, April 3
     
    Monday, April 2
     
    • Chapter 2 Question: How can the same amount of sunlight cause different rates of skin cancer?
    • Lesson 2.1: Investigating Different Light Sources
      • In this lesson: In Lesson 1.4, students learned that Brazil and Australia have similar amounts of sunlight, but the skin cancer rate is higher in Australia. Is there something different about the sunlight in Australia, or is all light the same? To answer this question, students first conduct a hands-on investigation, shining an incandescent flashlight and an ultraviolet flashlight on different materials, and then observing different changes. 
      • Key Question: Is all light the same?
      • Vocabulary: emit, light source
    Friday, March 30
     
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    Lesson 1.4: Explaining Sunlight and Skin Cancer  

    • In this lesson, students apply key concepts to determine how light from the sun can cause skin cancer.
    • Students create visual models that show how light carries energy from the sun to genetic material.
      • Finish Student to Student Discussion (Tab 3)
      • Homework (Tab 4) - work is done IN CLASS
      • Self-Assessment (Tab 5)

    Thursday, March 29

    • Unit Question: How does light interact with materials?
    • Chapter 1 Question: How does light from the sun cause skin cancer?
    • Lesson 1.4: Explaining Sunlight and Skin Cancer  
      • In this lesson, students apply key concepts to determine how light from the sun can cause skin cancer.
      • Students create visual models that show how light carries energy from the sun to genetic material.

    Wednesday, March 28

    • Unit Question: How does light interact with materials?
    • Chapter 1 Question: How does light from the sun cause skin cancer?
    • Lesson 1.3: Explaining Changes from Light
      • Key Concept: When light hits a material, the material can absorb energy from the light.
      • Key Concept: When a material absorbs energy from light, the energy causes the material to change.
      • Vocabulary: visualize, absorb
    • Skin Cancer Video

    Tuesday, March 27

    • Unit Question: How does light interact with materials?
    • Chapter 1 Question: How does light from the sun cause skin cancer?
    • Lesson 1.3: Explaining Changes from Light
      • Key Concept: When light hits a material, the material can absorb energy from the light.
      • Key Concept: When a material absorbs energy from light, the energy causes the material to change.
      • Vocabulary: visualize, absorb

    Monday, March 26

    • Unit Question: How does light interact with materials?
    • Chapter 1 Question: How does light from the sun cause skin cancer?
    • Lesson 1.2: Light and Energy
      • Key Concept: The movement of energy can be tracked by observing the changes the energy causes to matter
      • Vocabulary: energy, light

    Friday, March 23

    • Amplify Science Introduction: Light Waves
      • Pre-Assessment

    Thursday, March 22

    • Planet Earth II: Desserts

    Wednesday, March 21

    • Act 54 - Drive a Nail
      • Calculation of Gravitational Potential Energy
      • Discussion

    Tuesday, March 20

    • Act 54 - Drive a Nail
      • Lab Time
      • Analysis

    Monday, March 19

    • Act 54 - Drive a Nail
      • Lab Time

    SPRING BREAK

    Friday, March 9

    Thursday, March 8

    Wednesday, March 7

    • Act 57 - The Conservation of Energy

    Tuesday, March 6

    Monday, March 5

    Friday, March 2

    Thursday, March 1

    • Bill Nye Energy
    • Energy Sudoku

    Wednesday, February 28 *No School - Records Day*

    Tuesday, February 27

    Monday, February 26

    Friday, February 23

    • Quiz Make-up
    • Planet Earth II: Islands

    Thursday, February 22

    ACIDS AND BASES QUIZ

    Wednesday, February 21 *Show Choir Students Absent All Day*

    • Acids and Bases Review
    • Finish watching Destructive Forces Video

    Tuesday, February 20

    Monday, February 19

    • Act 48 - Mixing and Acid and a Base
      • Lab
      • AQ 1-3 p. C93 DUE TUESDAY
    • ACIDS AND BASES QUIZ THURSDAY

    Friday, February 16

    • Act 50 - Chemistry of Acids and Bases
      • Read pp. C98-103
      • AQ 1-3 p. C103 DUE MONDAY

    Thursday, February 8

    Wednesday, February 7

    • Act 46 - Investigating Solutions of Acids and Bases
      • Lab Part B: Serial Dilution

    Tuesday, February 6

    • Strange Days on Planet Earth: Troubled Waters
    • Describing Acids and Bases

    Monday, February 5

    • Strange Days on Planet Earth: Troubled Waters