Earth Science Daily
Aug 17th First Day of School
Send home parent letter Discuss on Tuesday to
prepare for eclipse
Parent letter
  • What is an eclipse?
Eclipse Pretest
Notes lunar and solar eclipses
Eclipse Gizmo

Aug 18th
Eclipse Station Day
  • What are some special features during a solar
Jolley's room Station 1:  Big Sun, Small Moon:  Why
do the sun and moon look like they are the same size
in the sky?
Mullinax room Station 2:Dancing to the Eclipse and
legends of eclipses.
Ezell room Station 3: Eclipse Safety: how to use
safety glasses
Faust room Station 4:  
Modeling Eclipses:   Handout
Students will make observations and construct
Rogers room Station 5: Make a
pinhole viewer
Cash room Station 6: Eclipse
movie phenomenon
How to watch the video.
  • Please have everyone download the Smithsonian
    eclipse App from the APP Catalogue.

Aug 22nd
  • What is TALON?
  • What are proper safety procedures?
  • Class Introduction
  • Standard: H.E.1A.3   Plan and conduct controlled
    scientific investigations to answer questions, test
    hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1)
    formulate scientific questions and testable
    hypotheses based on credible scientific
    information, (2) identify materials, procedures,
    and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory
    equipment, technology, and techniques to collect
    qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record
    and represent data in an appropriate form. Use
    appropriate safety procedures.   
Earth Science Standards
Take up eclipse gizmo
Take eclipse quiz
Discuss Website and its use
Review Parent letter and play the pain Game
Describe TALON and Class Introduction
Scavenger hunt
Notebook Instructions
notebook information
  • How can we be safe in the lab?

Aug 23rd
Review Standard HE1A3
finish scavenger hunt
finish notebooks
Safety Contract signed
Make safety pictures
Scientific method vs engineering design notes

Aug 24th
Continue with Standard HE1A3
Find link to table of contents on home page
check notebooks
check safety contracts
Problem: We never have enough Algae for
Question: How can we get more algae to grow
quickly without buying it?
Complete I can Statements on Safety
Research Algae for experiment design
Possible research questions:
What is algae?
Where does algae grow?
How does algae grow?
Complete Notebook pages (see table of contents)

Aug 25th
Recycling Routine Established
can be recycled?
Review scientific method
word wall
Write your hypothesis
Collect Cyanobacteria

Answer bell ringer question usa test prep
  • How do I design an experiment?
  • What are the variables involved in experimental
Train 9th grade for recycling check pg 18 notebook
Page 19 notebook Hypothesis and variable for
experimental design
Complete scientific method  task sheet pg 20

Aug 29th
Finish experiment design

Aug 30th
Venn Diagram Scientific method vs engineering
USA Test prep bell ringer
Experiment observations
definitions page 21
Ethics notes
Write sustainable ethic

Aug 31st
  • Why study how the universe formed?
  • What inventions exist because of working on
    space science?
H.E.2A.4 Construct and analyze scientific arguments
to support claims about the origin of the universe
(including the red shift of light from distant galaxies,
the measured composition of stars and nonstellar
gases, and the cosmic background radiation).
Read paragraph for
miniature earth
  • Test Friday safety, sci meth vs engineering,
What is your ecofootprint?
Blog for sustainability due Sept 12th
Ecofootprint quiz
Rubric for grading blog response
Easter Island work

Sept 1st
How did the universe form?
Test Safety, Sustainability, scientific method
After test finish Easter Island questions

Sept 5th

Sept 6th
  • Why did Einstein Develop the Cosmological
  • Which theory was the natural beginning of a Big
    Bang theory?
  • Who showed that the universe was indeed
  • According to the expansion law do the galaxies
    expand away from each other equally? Explain.

Go over Easter Island Homework from last week
Song Overcome the Recapitulation
12 things you should know about
general relativity
  • Assignment ( see me for handout) Complete a 2
    min or less video explaining the assigned
    concept using the 5 E method described in
    handout. Blog due Sept 12th
Notes Big Bang theory
Guided questions Big Bang theory
Demonstrate #11 of the 12 things you should know
using things from my classroom. Be able to explain
how time and space are related.

Sept 7th
Standard HE2A5 Obtain and evaluate information to
describe how the use of x-ray, gamma-ray, radio, and
visual (reflecting, refracting, and catadioptric)
telescopes and computer modeling have increased
the understanding of the universe.

Song Gone Jack Johnson
Continue guided questions
ChaCha Who discovered the Universe was
Finish Notes Big Bang
work on video assignment due when school is back
in sesson

Sept 8th
Change of Pace New Standard H.E.5A.5 Construct
explanations for the formation of severe weather
conditions to create hurricanes
Create a hurricane
Follow how a
hurricane knows where to go
Blog due Sept 12
Video due when school is back in. Be sure to share
with me

Sept 12th
Standard H.E.2A.2  Use the Hertzsprung-Russell
diagram to classify stars and explain the life cycles
of stars (including the Sun).
Man Video
Videos due and shared with me by Sept 13th
discuss blog entries due today
Continue guided questions on page 25
notes nucleosynthesis pg 26 and page
Begin plans for
lab write up due Sept 29th

Sept 13th
SLO pretest
SLO answer sheet for short answer
H.E.2A.3 Construct explanations for how elements
are formed using evidence from nuclear fusion
occurring within stars and/or supernova explosions.
Make observations
Watch your videos on relativity
standards to notebook
Star life cycle activity
Create a part of the star life cycle you have been assigned on a card. You
will read your card and description aloud to the class. You will then be
asked to chronologically order the cards in the stages of the star, from
birth to death and must work together with others in the class. 5 minutes
later announce your results to the rest of the class by reading your lifecycle
cards in the order that you chose.
use Earth Science books from the cabinet

Sept 14th
Look over blog entries
Watch videos on relativity
Discuss ecocolumns
PLat star life cycle game
notes Telescopes
notebook  see rubric
Test Monday

Sept 15th
Lab report due sept 29
Finish Telescope notes
Finish guided questions for test Tuesday
Complete guided
questions ecocolumn
Ecocolumn directions
Grade notebook
Test Thursday

Sept 18th
Discuss new blog entries
Discuss STEAM Academy
Notes Apparent vs. Absolute Magnitude
Complete Star spectra Gizmo

Sept 19th
finish ecocolumn questions
Discuss grades for interims
finish Gizmo's Star Spectra

Sept 20th
Parallax explanation
properties notes
Test review

Sept 21st
Word wall
Gizmo solar system

_______________________STOP HERE________

Aug 25th
How do galaxies form?
Discuss miniature earth
Song Gone
Research for hypothesis seed germination
Complete hypothesis
begin experimental procedure
Notes Big Bang

Aug 25th
How do we engineer a seed bag for the customer?
No song
ACT practice--output
seed observations input
engineering ideas input
read 2312 with definitions

Aug 26th
ACT compare and contrast
SLO Preassessment

Aug 29th
ACT question 1 output
song The Middle input
seed planting
Reading 2312 input
Notes big bang--output

Aug 30th
How does the doppler effect work?
reading 2312
seed planting
Gizmo Doppler effect--turn in
Semester project assigned

Aug 31st
No Act
reading 2312 chapter 2
prepare Care packages

Sept 1st My birthday!!!!
What is the absorption Spectrum?
ACT input
Read 2312 chapter 3 input
Gizmo star spectra reference
effect activity reference
Evidence of the
Big Bang work reference
project observation write in notebook input

Sept 2nd
What us the universe timeline?
ACT input
Read 2312 input
Brainpop star spectra
homework for review due Tuesday
blog due Sept 12th
Gallery walk Big Bang timeline

Sept 6th
What is a light year?
ACT practice
Read 2312
go over homework --not done turn in tomorrow
get copy of notes from aug 29th
galaxies form
what is a
light year?
work on biosphere project
  • Test tomorrow: frontier vs. sustainable ethic, big
    bang theory, galaxy formation, scientific method
    vs. engineering design.

Sept 7th
go over review sheets
Test today
work on biosphere
complete two notebook pages with research

Sept 8th
How do stars form?
ACT practice
read 2312
check notebooks
stars form notes
HR diagram gizmo begin   

Sept 9th
Go to creek for water samples

Sept 12th
What are galaxies?
ACT practice
read 2312
song Dont go Near the Water
review star notes finish
HR diagram notes
Notes types of galaxies
Blog for sustainability due Sept 12th
Ecofootprint quiz
Rubric for grading blog response
  • If the blog is not done by Thursday it is a 0 for a test grade
Homework finish Hr diagram Gizmo

Sept 13
What are superclusters?
ACT practice
read 2312
six pages of notes should be in notebook today
Notes types of galaxies
galaxy notes
Galaxy video
work on project
word wall

Sept 14th
ACT practice
read 2312
should have 8 pages of notes today
dentify galaxies
How the solar
system formed
laws Notes
Keplers laws
interactive practice
work on project

  • For all work between Sept 14th and Sept 25th
    see me

Sept 26th
ACT practice
read 2312
Discuss moon formation theories
go over planet chart homework
Answer the following questions in your notebook:
  • Which moon theory is most closely related to
    the newest information
  • How does the evidence of basalt rock on the
    moon play into this new theory or does it?
Look at what causes tides?
Work on project

Sept 27th
Read 2312
Add moon formation
theories to notebook
Add mercury information yo your chart
New planet project (canvas)assigned due Oct 5th
Listen to scientists
podcasts about their favorite
  • planet charts due on Friday Sept 30th

Sept 29th
podcasts due Oct 5th
belt interactive
asteroid belt video
belt activity
cloud video
Notes meteors, comets, asteroids

Sept 30th
ACT practice
read 2312
Check planet charts
Plan for your favorite planet podcast
  • put biospheres together or defend your reason
    for not being ready

Oct 3rd
ACT practice
read 2312
Recheck planet charts
finish biosphere for those groups that did not
complete element builder gizmo

Oct 4th
Read 2312
review element gizmo
mineral and rocks
notes summary
tetrahedron model
finish notes
work on biospheres
Listen to scientists
podcasts about their favorite
  • podcasts due Friday Oct 7th

Oct 5th
watch lego movie to define the word mineral
build models tetrahedron
notes minerals and the tetrahedron
role play
biogeochemical cycles
  • Choose one of the following to draw labeled
    pictures of organisms  (Gloecapsa (cyanobacteria),
    Oscillatoria (cyanobacteria), Spirulina (cyanobacteria), unicellular
    cyanobacteria, diatoms, Phormidium (cyanobacteria), sulfur bacteria,
    purple sulfur bacteria, colorless sulfur bacteria, fermenters, and
    Microcoleus (cyanobacteria).

Oct 6th
ACT practice
2312 reading
Don't forget podcast due Friday
continue notes minerals
complete gizmo mineral identification
Microbial mats information
Microbial mats
Role Play
complete gizmo mineral identification

Oct 7th
ACT practice
read 2312
Listen to podcasts
  • due a week from today-mineral gizmo
Continue Role play Who are you?
Crystal shape activity (see me)
  • What is the crystal system of your adopted

Oct 10th
read 2312
finish listening to podcasts
do not forget gizmo due Friday
Review mineral notes
Begin notes mining mineral resources
complete wordwall
work on biospehres

Oct 11th
read 2312
mining mineral resource notes
hang up word wall

Oct 12th
read through on microbial mat role play
Test Tuesday
Gizmo due Friday
Mineral Activity on your adopted mineral
Notes on
Mining and minerals
role play decisions
notes mining

Oct 13th
test review
Notes fracture and cleavage
  • catch up day:
role play
mighty mineral
Mineral identification gizmo turned in tomorrow
identify a real mineral

Oct 14th
sub work
gizmo emailed to me or turned in to sub

Oct 17
Test Tuesday
Go over gizmo turned in Friday
review minerals, your biospheres, and 2312

Oct 18th
make up work element gizmo

Oct 19th
Test on Canvas
word wall rocks
role play practice
grade notebooks

Oct 20th
sub work

Oct 24th
ACT review
read 2312
identify minerals for test
biosphere observations
biogeochemical cycles of microbial mat

Oct 25th
finish tests
word wall rocks
take mineral picture for adopted mineral

Oct 26th
act practice
  • role play canceled but you are responsible
    for biogeochemical cycles form Oct 25th
Notes rocks
complete activity earth science books pg 138
finish mineral picture

Oct 27th
continue notes rocks
finish activity pg 138
biosphere observations
Bowens reaction series
Practice work
Bowens reaction series

Oct 28th
continue notes igneous rocks

Oct 31st
sub work
complete rock classification gizmo

Nov 1st
test corrections
in notes list sediments chart
in notes list 4 metamorphic rocks w/parent
be sure to get mineral picture turned in
Fossil essay assigned (see me for rubric)
Due Dec 8th

Nov 2nd
mineral pictures
Finish rock notes
  • remember your printed notes can act as
    notes pages if you have made notes on them

Nov 3rd
video and notes
choose which
activity you want to demonstrate
  • For twig videos
username amoalf110
password Stupid123!

Nov 4th
Sub work
Watch the movie Before the Flood
complete movie sheet

Nov 7th
Finish and discuss movie
Plan activities for Wednesday (Nov 3rd)
Glacier interactive
notes sheet

Nov 9th
redo due before end of November
Movie Before the Flood
Navy Recruiter

Nov 10th
stations cancelled due to no internet
biosphere observations
notes oil formation

Nov 11th
complete weathering stations
finish glaciers notes
finish fossil fuel note