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Lesson Plans 12/9 – 12/13

12/9: Students will create and interpret information from topographic maps.

12/10: TEKS 8.10A breakdown in journals – students will recognize that the Sun provides the energy that drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and vocabulary: Thermal Energy, Atmosphere, Wind, Air Pressure, Conduction, Convection, Coriolis Effect, Anemometer, Solar Radiation

12/11: Students will rotate through stations using anemometers, sling psychrometer, thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, wind sock.

12/12: TEKS 8.10B breakdown in journals – students will identify how global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather using weather maps that show high and low pressures and fronts and vocabulary: Weather, Atmospheric Movement, Air Pressure, Barometer, Humidity, Air Masses, High/Low Pressure, Warm/Cold Front

12/13: Students will become meteorologists for a day and create their own weather forecast using iMovie.

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Lesson Plans 12/2 – 12/6

12/2: Vocabulary Flashcards

12/3: Complete flashcards; Review lab activity on plate tectonics

12/4: QUIZ 8.9AB

12/5: UIL in Gladewater

12/6: Intro to topographic maps; TEKS 8.9C breakdown – Students will interpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering, and complete vocabulary:

Topographic Map

Elevation

Contour Lines

Contour Interval

Index Contour

Erosional Features (weathering, erosion, deposition)

Satellite Views

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Lesson Plans 11/18 – 11/22

11/18: Bell Ringer; PRE-ASSESSMENT 8.9 AB; TEKS breakdown 8.9 (AB) The students will describe the historical development of evidence that supports plate tectonic theory and relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features; and vocabulary in journals

  • Plate Tectonic Theory
  • Lithosphere
  • Asthenosphere
  • Convection Currents
  • Continental Drift
  • Fossils
  • Sea Floor Spreading Evidence
  • Divergent Boundary
  • Convergent Boundary
  • Subduction
  • Ocean Trench
  • Transform Boundary

11/19: Bell Ringer; complete breakdown and vocabulary;  ENGAGE activity Continental Drift; begin setup for EXPLORE activity

11/20: Bell Ringer; EXPLORE activity

11/21: Bell Ringer; EXPLORE activity

11/22: Bell Ringer; complete EXPLORE activity and packet;

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Lesson Plans 11/11 – 11/15

11/11: Veteran’s Day – Bell Ringer 4; Students that completed a speech as one of their stations will present in class; Journal checks, StemScopes Videos and Questions – Electromagnetic Spectrum

11/12: Bell Ringer 4; Complete StemScopes Videos and Questions – Electromagnetic Spectrum and Origins of the Universe

11/13: Bell Ringer 4; Test Review 8.8 ABCD  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TDXilAGIE6CufllXYd89TAIZX6xFv571u0NjD3ln-5Y/edit?usp=sharing

11/14: UNIT TEST 8.8ABCD

11/15: Make-up Test, corrections.

 

 

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Lesson Plans 11/4 – 11/8

11/4: Bell ringer; Continue working in stations, students must complete 4 assignments:

WRITING – must choose ONE 

  • Speech
  • Informative Story

ART – must choose ONE

  • Sun Poster
  • Visible Light scrapbook page

H-R DIAGRAM – 

  • Create diagram on paper
  • Use ruler and label all parts of diagram and stars
  • Must include at minimum
    • Sun
    • 10 main sequence stars
    • 2 giants
    • 2 supergiants
    • 2 white dwarfs

OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS 

  • Choose 5 different colored question cards
  • Fill blank with word
  • Answer question

 

11/5: Bell ringer; Continue working in stations

11/6: Bell ringer; Pre-assessment 8.8C; TEKS breakdown 8.8C explore how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum such as light and radio waves are used to gain information about distances and properties of components in the universe and vocabulary in journals.

11/7: Bell ringer; Continue working in stations

11/8: Bell ringer, COMPLETE ALL STATION WORK

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Lesson Plans 10/28 – 11/1

10/28: Bell ringer; Students will plot their stars on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and complete EXPLORE packet part III and IV in STEMscopes.

10/29: Bell ringer; Students will the life cycles of stars, predicting the next cycle for our Sun and answering the reflections and conclusions questions in EXPLORE packet.

10/30: HALF DAY; Students will watch RESPECT presentation and RED RIBBON WEEK video.

10/31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Students will create their own open-ended questions and responses for assessment of composition of the universe.

11/01: Bell ringer; The Sun (TEKS 8.8B) The students will recognize that the Sun is a medium sized star in a spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy and that the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star, TEKS breakdown and vocabulary in journals.

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Lesson Plans 10/21-10/25

10/21 – Inservice for teachers, grades posted for 1st nine weeks.

10/22 – Bell ringer 1; 8.8A Pre-assessment; ENGAGE activity (students look at the relationship between star color and star temperature); 8.8A TEKS breakdown: the student is expected to describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram for classification; 8.8A vocabulary in journals.

10/23 – Bell ringer 1; students will start the EXPLORE activity (In Part I of this activity, students will act out the different stages of the life cycles of a small or medium star and a large star. In Part II, students will explore the life cycle of stars by playing a game with their lab partners. In Part III, students will use the H-R diagram to determine how scientists classify stars. In Part IV, students will compare drawings of the four types of galaxies and match them to pictures taken from the Hubble Space Telescope of actual galaxies.)

10/24 – Bell ringer 1; Students will continue in EXPLORE activity using the H-R diagram on wall in hallway, completing the assignment in STEMscopes.

10/25 – Students will have a progress monitoring assessment to determine need for more practice, advanced learners may start accelerated learning activities.

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Lesson Plans 10/7-10/11

10/7: Bell Ringer 7; Review stations and grade check from last week; Predict lunar cycle calendar for the month of October; STEMscopes Reading 8.7C.

10/8: Bell Ringer 7;  TEKS 8.7C breakdown- The student is expected to relate the positions of the Moon and Sun to their effect on ocean tides, vocabulary in journals.

10/9: Bell Ringer 7; TEST REVIEW – students may take journals home to study, use the links below, and utilize resources in STEMscopes.

8.7blunarcycle

8.7arotationandrevolution

10/10: UNIT EXAM

10/11: Bell Ringer 7; Test make-ups, complete outstanding/missing work.

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Lesson Plans 9/30-10/4

9/30: Bell ringer, TEKS 8.7B: Earth and space- the student knows the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. The student is expected to (B) demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle. TEKS breakdown in journal and vocabulary notes. HOMEWORK: Students need to sketch or photograph the moon as seen from their perspective each night this week.
10/1: Bell ringer, T-Chart journal entry, ENGAGE student activity (STEMscopes) – In this activity students use a model to demonstrate and predict the sequence of visual moon phases as observed from a position in the northern hemisphere.HOMEWORK: Students need to sketch or photograph the moon as seen from their perspective each night this week.
10/2: Bell ringer, Patterns on Earth video and questions, CALENDAR activity, HOMEWORK: Students need to sketch or photograph the moon as seen from their perspective each night this week.
10/3: Bell ringer, complete CALENDAR and CREATE lunar cycle model. HOMEWORK: Students need to sketch or photograph the moon as seen from their perspective each night this week.
10/4: Bell ringer, complete lunar cycle model, concept QUIZ. HOMEWORK: Students need to sketch or photograph the moon as seen from their perspective each night this week.