(8th Grade) March 26/27 Carbon Cycle

Objective:  Describe the flow of energy and matter though the Ecosystem.

In class students played a game to explore the carbon cycle — they traveled between different carbon pools and traced their path through the carbon cycle.

I found an online carbon cycle game that’s pretty similar if you want to try at home!

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HomeLearning:

Begin to review for FCAT

FCAT REVIEW — Online Cell Review Activities

Here are a couple of different interactive websites to review some more about cell structure and function

  • Cells Alive- interactive plant/animal cell animations, cell puzzles, cell quizzes and more!
  • CellCraft- CellCraft is a game that invites students to delve into the world of the cell, learning about how a cell functions while helping it survive in hostile environments.Can you use your cellular knowledge to grow a super cell and save the Platypus species? Find out by mastering the art of CellCraft!

(7th Grade) March 23/24 – Law of Superposition, Relative/Absolute Dating

Today 7th grade students did a few activities related to the Law of Superposition, Relative and Absolute Dating:

HomeLearning: 

  • Work on Law of Superposition foldable (we will have some time in class to finalize) 

(8th Grade) March 23/24- Photosynthesis Wrap up

In class we wrapped up our lesson on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration.
Students had a bit of time in class to finalize a few activities:

  • Photosynthesis Gizmo SEG + AQ
  • Photosynthesis/Cell Resp. Modeling Activity.

Most classes took the Photosynthesis Checkpoint quiz.

Students also received the Energy and Matter Through Ecosystems Guided Notes.  Please complete this before next class.

HomeLearning: 

  • FCAT Explorer (Entire Ship) Due 3/25 for ALL STUDENTS

  • Complete Energy and Matter Guided Notes. Due Next class. 

8th Grade FCAT EXPLORER REMINDER

Please remember that FCAT Explorer (the whole ship) is to be completed by Wednesday 3/25.  

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(7th Grade) March 12/13- World’s Deadliest Earthquakes

Note: All students received a printout with their grades.  Students with a grade below a C received a copy of the recovery assignment.

 

(8th Grade) March 12/13 – Photosynthesis & Cell. Respiration (Day 2)

Note: In class all students received a printout of their grades.  Students with a grade below a C received a scholarship warning and a copy of the recovery assignment.

Essential Question – “What is the main source of energy for all life on Earth?”

In class we were continuing our lesson on photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

  • Photosynthesis PPT/ Guided Notes.  Click the link below to download a copy of the PPT.
    Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Intro
  • Photosynthesis gizmo SEG +AQ.  Students had time in class to work on the photosynthesis gizmo exploration guide and assessment questions.

HomeLearning: 

  • Photosynthesis Gizmo SEG + AQ

  • FCAT Explorer- THE ENTIRE SHIP is due 3/25.  

(7th Grade) Spring Break Recovery Activity

This is not a bonus assignment for students with grades of C or higher. It is only for students in danger of failing or whose grade is LESS than a C.

Students who need to earn more points to raise their grade to a passing grade or a grade of C may choose from the following alternative activities. Points will be earned for quality (not just completion) of the activity.

All are due no later than March 24.

Students who are in danger have gotten a copy of this packet with their grade printout.  Click the links below to download another copy of the assignments.  

Extra Reinforcement for Earth

Earth Structures Diagnostic Test

(8th Grade) Spring Break Recovery Activity

This is not a bonus assignment for students with grades of C or higher. It is only for students in danger of failing or whose grade is LESS than a C.

Students who need to earn more points to raise their grade to a passing grade or a grade of C may choose from the following alternative activities. Points will be earned for quality (not just completion) of the activity.

All are due no later than March 24.

Students who are in danger have received a copy of this stapled to their grade printout. 

Gizmos:

  • Orbital Motion: Kepler’s Laws
  • Solar System
  • Solar System Explorer
  • Comparing Earth to Venus.

Each is worth up to 25 points.  (Total points that can be earned = 100)

Achieve 3000:
Must turn in article analysis handout for each article.

  • Hello Universe. Anyone Home?
  • Where are the Sun’s Spots?(Along with any of the other articles assigned for the week of Spring Break.)

 Each is worth up to 10 points. (Total points that can be earned = 40 points).

Fusion Textbook Notes

Outline, Two Column Notes or Concept Map of any or all of the following:
  • 2-1
  • 2-2
  • 3-1
  • 3-2,
  • 3-3
  • 3-4
  • 3-5
  • 3-6

Each is worth up to 10 points. (Total points that can be earned = 80 points).

(7th Grade) March 9/10 – Earthquake disaster game

In class today students had to work together to build a city to withstand an earthquake.  Can your team build the best city?!

http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html