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.
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:
Erosional Features (weathering, erosion, deposition)
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
- Convection Currents
- Continental Drift
- Sea Floor Spreading Evidence
- Divergent Boundary
- Convergent Boundary
- 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;
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.
11/4: Bell ringer; Continue working in stations, students must complete 4 assignments:
WRITING – must choose ONE
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
- 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
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.
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.
10/14: Unit 8.7ABC Test Corrections
10/15: Term 1 Exam Review, small groups, stations
10/16: Term 1 EXAM (8.11ABC, 8.7ABC)
10/17: Make-up EXAM, journal checks
10/18: STEMscopes assignments
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.
10/10: UNIT EXAM
10/11: Bell Ringer 7; Test make-ups, complete outstanding/missing work.