Monday- Bell Ringer – Cell Structures
In class Influences on Weather:
Why It Matters?
Can you Explain it?
Module E Earth’s Water & Atmosphere
Unit 2 Influences on Weather
Read (annotate) Exploration 1-2
Answer Questions beginning under Describing Weather (Explor 1) and
stop AFTER Pressure Systems and Weather
(Do not go onto Interpreting a Weather Map)
Tuesday in class: scavenger hunt Air Masses and Weather Fronts
Wednesday in class: Students worked in groups to Interpret Weather Maps
(complete Exploration 2)
Thursday – Graphic Organizer comparing and contrasting air masses and air fronts
Friday – Storm Chaser Activity
February 11 -15
Identify and explain each component of the water cycle.
February 5 -6 2019
Interactions within the atmosphere:
In class we began the following simulation answering questions 1-7.
For HW students completed through number 11.
Module G Earth and Human Activity
Unit 4 Human Impact on Earth Systems
Lesson 3 Climate Change Exploration 1
– discussed climate vs weather; The Greenhouse Effect
Tuesday: 1/ 22
Deforestation Activity Deforestation Act
Please read the directions. Underline the tasks you are to do. This will ensure the lab runs smoothly and in a timely manner.
For example: Mix the forest plot card.
Remove 2 beans.
Get an idea of the scale of deforestation, review a NASA visualization made with
four Landsat images of the area of Rondonia, Brazil, from 1975 to 2001:
Take a look at the Rondonia area using the Global Forest Watch mapping application at
Link to access the online textbook:
Week of 1/ 22
Ecology and the Environment
Unit 3 Ecosystem Dynamics
Biodiversity in Ecosystems
1/22-1/24 Deforestation Activity / Assessment
1/25 Academic Games Tournament
In class we engaged in reading The Creature from Planet x and drawing a quick sketch based on descriptions.
Planet X is also know as Earth and the mystery creature was a spider.
View the PPT The incredible diversity of spiders
Make observation of the spiders. Create a T chart listing similarities among the spiders and differences.
Wrap Up: What is Biodiversity? What do you think is the importance of spiders in an ecosystem?
Week of Jan 8- 11
JPPSS Unit 4
The Diversity of Living Things
Unit 3 Human Influence on Inheritance
Lesson 1 Artificial Selection
Explorations 1-3 (Completecd in class and portions for HW)
Minor Assessment – Tuesday 11/15
Week of Jan 8-11
Unit 1 Structure of Matter
The Properties of Matter
Minor Assessment – Wednesday 11/16
Week of 1/24/2018
Cell Business Activity 1/22-1/23
Eukaryotic vs Prokaryotic Cells Concept Map 1/24
1/25 Virtual Lab – minor assessment PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS VER BATIM.
Complete the chart and journal questions. Due Monday 1/28
Week of 2/4
Module C Ecology and the Environment
Unit 1 Matter and Energy in Organisms
Lesson 1 Exploration 1
HW Exploration 2 10-11
and Exploration 3 stop at #19
HW Please bring in a ziplock bag of 1 cup soil from a garden.
Also, in a separate bag bring in pieces of fruit and vegetables.
three identical samples. See Investigating Decomposition
Week of 2/18
Reteach: Photo/Cell Respiration
Tuesday in class – students researched and created an energy pyramid representing 4 different food chains.
Wednesday: Task Assessment.
Thursday – Students Created a Food Web