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Science 8

Instructor
Grace Colgan
Department
Science

Course Description

 Welcome to 8th Grade Science! This year we will be learning about forces and motion, waves, and evolution. Can't wait to get started! 

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Week 31 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

4/15 

Music Instrument Engineering Project: Final Design analysis (packet pg 10) and self grade (pg 11) 

 

Begin Performances 

Bring your packet and pan flute to class 

 

NO BUILDING INSTRUMENTS AT HOME! 

 

You will be turning in your packet on Tuesday, 4/16 

Tuesday  

4/16 

Music Instrument Engineering Project: Finish performances 

 

Wednesday 

4/17 

Unit 4: Unity and Diversity Cover Page (IN58-59) 

 
Big Idea Connection (IN60-61) 

 

Thursday  

4/18 

Your Inner Fish (IN62) and Homologous Structures (IN64-65) 

Reflection Questions IN65 

  1. Provide at least two specific examples from your data table to support how the limbs of the frog, whale, horse, lion, human bat, and bird are the same? Be descriptive. 
  2. Describe how the seven animal limbs are different. 
  3. Draw and label a model of what you’d expect the font leg of a dog would look like. Explain why you would expect a dog to have OR not have a similar skeletal structure. 
  4. Articulate a scientific explanation for the similarity in the structure of the limbs of the extinct Tyrannosaurus rex and a human arm.  

Friday  

4/19 

Your Inner Fish (IN62) and Embryotic Development (IN67) 

 

Have a great spring break!  

 

Bring in your materials for building your instrument on MONDAY April 8th!  

 

NO BUILDING INSTRUMENTS AT HOME! 

Week 30 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

4/8 

Music Instrument Engineering Project: Building Initial Design (packet pg 6) 

Bring in your materials for building your instrument  

 

NO BUILDING INSTRUMENTS AT HOME! 

Tuesday  

4/9 

Music Instrument Engineering Project: Building Initial Design (packet pg 6) 

Bring in your materials for building your instrument  

 

NO BUILDING INSTRUMENTS AT HOME! 

Wednesday 

4/10 

Music Instrument Engineering Project Testing/Redesign (packet pg 6-8) 

Bring in your materials for building your instrument  

 

NO BUILDING INSTRUMENTS AT HOME! 

Thursday  

4/11 

Music Instrument Engineering Project: Redesign (packet pg 8) 

Bring in your materials for building your instrument  

 

NO BUILDING INSTRUMENTS AT HOME! 

Friday  

4/12 

Music Instrument Engineering Project: Final Testing (packet pg 9) 

 

Week 29 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

3/25 

Cymatics Video (IN52) 

 

Sound Lab Day 1 (IN54) 

 

 

 

Tuesday  

3/26 

Sound Lab Day 2 (IN54) 

Reflection (IN55) 

 

Wednesday 

3/27 

Music Instrument Engineering Project Introduction (packet pg 1-2) 

 

Research (packet pg 2) record in notebook IN56-57 

Finish project research - due Friday

* Record research on IN 56-57) * See research details in your packet on page 2 

Thursday  

3/28 

Music Instrument Project – calculations – packet page 3 OR 4 due by end of period for meeting deadline* 

 

Music Instrument Project initial design –start (packet page 5) 

Finish project research (IN 56-57)- due Friday  

 

Music Instrument Project initial design (packet page 5) – continue- due by end of period tomorrow 

 

* Meeting deadlines is important to stay up to date on the project. To receive your 2 points for meeting a deadline, please make sure Ms. Colgan has initialed each assigned project task before you leave school at the end of the day it is due. If you miss the deadline, you may receive partial credit on the following school day. Your goal is to meet with Ms. Colgan only one time for each task by completing the task as directed. 

Friday  

3/29 

MINIMUM DAY  

 

Music Instrument Project initial design (packet page 5) – due by end of period for meeting deadline* 

Have a great spring break!  

 

Bring in your materials for building your instrument on MONDAY April 8th!  

 

NO BUILDING INSTRUMENTS AT HOME

Week 28 Tentative Agenda

Week 28 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

3/18 

Sub Day 

 

Properties of Waves (IN43-45) 

Finish Guided Notes for Properties of Waves 

Handout: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EQK_XdMgKCVDmqWPIQygIacBDVirEr4_iFO9MboDoTE3MQ?e=4nuQXK  

Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

 

Tidal Connections: Reflection Questions (IN39) 

  1. How does the moon, and to some extent the sun, cause the tides on earth?  
  2. Explain why there are TWO spring tides and TWO neap tides very month and how far apart they are. 
  3. Explain how gravitational attraction causes SPRING tides and NEAP tides 

 

 

Tuesday  

3/19 

Explore: Slinky Lab (IN 46-47) 

Finish Reflection 

Handout: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EWhjg1hodg1OmDBVtpMgTs8Beo6y5QgDenVH5hDBsa4uQA?e=AtTWvR  

Wednesday 

3/20 

Explore: Spring Waves 

Finish Question 9, parts a, b and c 

Handout: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/ERbZZPC-MiFLstzjrjDb_1sBXAi3PV1tK5MwviGEHPKS-Q?e=UZhXCs   

Thursday  

3/21 

Explore: Patterns in Simple Waves 

Finish Questions if didn't finish in class 

Handout: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EcdbUtKocQRMu0icAji8D2cBZg_p8nt59NX_7OkUiCcQjg?e=R1O1FC  

Friday  

3/22 

Sub Day 

Bill Nye: Waves 

 

Week 27 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

3/11 

Finish Refraction Lab (data tables 288-30) and Reflection (31) 

 

Revising Lunar Eclipse Models (IN 32) 

  1. Prepare for Tuesday’s assessment:  

Draw a model to show HOW light can cause a lunar eclipse to appear reddish in color  

REFER TO YOUR MODELING RUBRIC (IN 104)  

Supplemental article (optional) https://earthsky.org/space/why-does-the-moon-look-red-during-a-total-lunar-eclips  

 

Revise Total Lunar Eclipse Models to illustrate how the behavior of light causes the moon to turn red during totality. (IN32) 

  • Follow the Modeling Rubric (IN 104) 
  • Terms to include in your description/labels: white light, visible light, frequency, wavelength, scatter, absorb, reflect, refract, transmit, “specific” moon phase, ecliptic, notes, Earth’s orbit, Earth’s atmosphere, moon orbit (with tilt and shape), umbra, penumbra 

 

Supplemental article (optional) https://earthsky.org/space/why-does-the-moon-look-red-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse 

 

Why The Moon Turns Red During A Total Lunar Eclipse? 

https://safeshare.tv/x/uzorkQxyc-g#  

 

Tuesday  

3/12 

Lunar Eclipse Quiz 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.1 Section 1 What are Waves Cornell Notes (IN 36). Complete note-taking for pages 8 to the end of 12. – DUE THURSDAY 

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

Wednesday 

3/13 

Unit 3: Sound Waves (IN33) 

 

Big Idea Connection (IN34-IN35) 

 

Tidal Connection Graphing (IN 38) 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.1 Section 1 What are Waves Cornell Notes (IN 36). Complete note-taking for pages 8 to the end of 12. – DUE THURSDAY 

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

Thursday  

3/14 

Tidal Connection Graphing (IN 38) 

 

Reflection (IN 39) 

 

Glencoe Ch 1.1 What is a Wave? IN37 Section review questions #1-6  (see textbook page 12) – due Friday 

  • Rephrase questions in your answers.  

Friday  

3/15 

Grunions (IN 40) and Reflection (IN 41) 

 

Week 26 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

3/5 

Refraction: Spearfishing (IN22-IN23) 

Finish Reflection Questions  

  1. Which trial was easier for you to spear the gummy bear, Trial 1 or Trial 2? Support your answer with evidence from your observations and diagrams 
  2. How do you think refraction plays a role in your ability to spear the gummy bear? Did refraction play more of a role in Trial 1 or Trial 2?  

Finish Revising Model 

  1. Revise/redraw your model IN 21 for the Refraction Magic 
  2. Rewrite your description of what is occurring, make sure to include the vocabulary (refraction, angle, light ray, wave, wavelength, frequency) 

Tuesday  

3/6 

Sub Day:  

Why is the sky blue article (IN 24- IN 25) 

Why is the Sky Blue? 

Finish questions for homework if you did not finish in class 

 

Video Summaries DUE THURSDAY 

  1. Watch the following videos and write a brief summary after watching the videos  

Video #1: Why is the Sky Blue video (IN 26) https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c797c4fbc762# 

Video #2 Why is the Sky Blue and not Violet? (IN 26) https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c797c80e67a4 

Wednesday 

3/7 

Sub Day: Why is the sky blue poster 

Poster Due at end of period 

Blue Skies and Sunsets Poster: (seat partner assignment.) Draw a model to show how the behavior of white light causes a blue sky during the day as well as a sky at sunset. Follow your Modeling Rubric (IN 101) and class handout  

Due at end of class Wednesday. This is an in-class assignment and is not to be completed outside of class. 

 

Video Summaries DUE THURSDAY 

  1. Watch the following videos and write a brief summary after watching the videos  

Video #1: Why is the Sky Blue video (IN 25) https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c797c4fbc762# 

Video #2 Why is the Sky Blue and not Violet? (IN 25) https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c797c80e67a4 

Thursday  

3/8 

Refraction Lab Day 1 

Prepare for Tuesday’s assessment:  

Draw a model to show HOW light can cause a lunar eclipse to appear reddish in color  

REFER TO YOUR MODELING RUBRIC (IN 101)  

Supplemental article (optional) https://earthsky.org/space/why-does-the-moon-look-red-during-a-total-lunar-eclips  

Friday  

3/9 

Refraction Lab Day 2 

Prepare for Tuesday’s assessment:  

Draw a model to show HOW light can cause a lunar eclipse to appear reddish in color  

REFER TO YOUR MODELING RUBRIC (IN 101)  

Supplemental article (optional) https://earthsky.org/space/why-does-the-moon-look-red-during-a-total-lunar-eclips  

Week 25 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

2/25 

Gummy Bear Reflection (IN 12-13) 

Review Gummy Bear Reflections: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EQZSJktP6f5KrBBYjZJY-dkBarFBCPwZg87v97xwHAYUZQ?e=b3mNx7  

 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOsro2kGjGc   

-we will review page 3 as a class tomorrow

 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 3 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 16). Complete note-taking for pages 108 to the end of 111. – DUE THURSDAY 

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

 

Notebook Quiz on THURSDAY 

  1. Attach handouts 
  2. Complete ALL assignments (warm-ups, reflections, models, Cornell notes etc) 
  3. Have a complete table of contents 
  4. Will be on BOTH old and new notebook 

 

Tuesday 2/26 

Reflection Lab (IN 14-15) 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 3 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 16). Complete note-taking for pages 108 to the end of 111. – DUE THURSDAY 

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

 

Notebook Quiz on THURSDAY 

  1. Attach handouts 
  2. Complete ALL assignments (warm-ups, reflections, models, Cornell notes etc) 
  3. Have a complete table of contents 
  4. Will be on BOTH old and new notebook 

Wednesday 

2/20 

Refraction: Spear Fishing (IN 18-19) 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 3 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 16). Complete note-taking for pages 108 to the end of 111. – DUE THURSDAY 

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

 

Notebook Quiz on THURSDAY 

  1. Attach handouts 
  2. Complete ALL assignments (warm-ups, reflections, models, Cornell notes etc) 
  3. Have a complete table of contents 
  4. Will be on BOTH old and new notebook 

Thursday  

2/21 

Notebook Quiz 

 

Friday  

3/1 

Bill Nye Optics 

 

Why is the sky blue? 

 

Week 24

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

2/18 

Presidents Day Holiday 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Tuesday 2/19 

Finish Eclipse Quiz  

Work on Cornell Notes: Properties of Light (IN 2) and Reflection (IN3) 

 

 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

 

Finish Cornell Notes on the Properties of Light Chapter pg 96-101 (IN2) 

  • Turn blue headings into questions on left side 
  • Focus on vocabulary 
  • Include colored diagrams where appropriate 
  • Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the sections 

Reflection Questions:  

  • Answer questions 1-2 from Section Review (IN3) 

Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 2 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 8). Complete note-taking for pages 101 to the end of 103. – DUE FRIDAY!  

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

Wednesday 

2/20 

Laser Light Maze (IN 4) and Reflection (IN5) 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Finish Reflection Questions (IN 5) 

1.What is the MOST important observation you made today about reflection? 

2.Explain two reasons why this is important. 

3.Describe an example of this. 

4.Draw and label a quick illustration associated with your example. 

 

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 2 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 8). Complete note-taking for pages 101 to the end of 103. – DUE FRIDAY!  

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf   

Thursday  

2/21 

StemScopes Simulating Light Simulation Explore: Bending Light (IN6) and Reflection (IN7) 

 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

 

Finish Reflection Questions (IN7)

1. Draw and label a model of how the wavelength and frequency of the colors change as you move through the rainbow.

2. Based on the past two activities infer why the moon appeared reddish during the lunar eclipse.

GLENCOE (2005): Waves, Light and Sound Ch.4 Section 2 Reflection and Mirrors Cornell Notes (IN 8). Complete note-taking for pages 101 to the end of 103. – DUE FRIDAY!  

1. Change all red and blue headings into questions and record them in the left margin  

2. Answer the questions. Go beyond facts and include detail with examples and carefully labeled sketches from the section 

 3. Define scientific terms when bolded in section Access 

 Link to text: https://www.fillmorecsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2726&dataid=2977&FileName=waves-sound-and-light.pdf  

Friday  

2/22 

Reflection, Absorption, Refraction Engage  

 

Gummy Bears and Light  

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Week 23 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

2/11 

Lincoln Holiday 

 

Tuesday 2/12 

Finish Moon Phases 

 

Moon's Orbit and Tilt 

Khan Academy Video:  

Watch the following video by Khan Academy on Moon Phases. Take notes on IN 126. Include labeled sketches DUE THURSDAY 2/14 

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and-astronomy/earth-history-topic/moon-phases-and-eclipses/v/intro-to-moon-phases  

 

Study for ECLIPSE QUIZ 

Review pages in your notebook: IN100 - IN125

  1. Be able to clearly model how eclipses occur- include just before the eclipse occurs, during and just after  
  2. Clearly model how an eclipse would look from someone’s perspective on Earth in or near totality 
  3. Content should be incorporated correctly into your model (i.e. moon phase, moon’s orbital shape and tilt, umbra, penumbra, etc. )  
  4. Follow the Modeling Rubric (IN 104) – includes clear descriptions and labels  
  5. Draw carefully – recommend start with pencil  
  6. Color for purpose  
  7. Keep in mind models are used to communicate HOW phenomena occur
Background info/reading on moon phases: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4158 
 
 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Wednesday 

2/13 

Solar Eclipse: Penumbra and Umbra 

Khan Academy Video:  

Watch the following video by Khan Academy on Moon Phases. Take notes on IN 126. Include labeled sketches DUE THURSDAY 2/14 

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and-astronomy/earth-history-topic/moon-phases-and-eclipses/v/intro-to-moon-phases  

 

Study for ECLIPSE QUIZ 

Review pages in your notebook: IN100 - IN125

  1. Be able to clearly model how eclipses occur- include just before the eclipse occurs, during and just after  
  2. Clearly model how an eclipse would look from someone’s perspective on Earth in or near totality 
  3. Content should be incorporated correctly into your model (i.e. moon phase, moon’s orbital shape and tilt, umbra, penumbra, etc. )  
  4. Follow the Modeling Rubric (IN 104) – includes clear descriptions and labels  
  5. Draw carefully – recommend start with pencil  
  6. Color for purpose  
  7. Keep in mind models are used to communicate HOW phenomena occur
Background info/reading on moon phases: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4158 

 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Thursday  

2/14 

Eclipse Quiz 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized. 

Friday  

2/15 

Extra Time for Eclipse Quiz 

 

Introduction to Light 

Buy a new spiral notebook:  

We will be using the new notebook once we finish with Eclipses 

Notebook must be:  

SPIRAL 

AT LEAST 100 PAGES 

COLLEGE RULED 

8.5X11 

Link to appropriate notebook: https://www.staples.com/staples-accel-durable-poly-cover-1-subject-notebook-college-ruled-8-1-2-x-11-assorted-52112m/product_2842761  

Please do NOT buy the 8.5x10. It does not fit the handouts and makes it difficult for students to stay organized.

Due for 3rd/4th Period TOMORROW

Due to the Assembly and Panoramic Picture today, please make sure you complete the following if you did not have time to complete it in class: 
 
Big Idea Connection: See OneNote for assembly and picture
Questions: 
1. What are ways scientists use models to collect evidence to explain scientific phenomena?

2. Why does the moon in a lunar eclipse appear reddish in color but black during a solar eclipse?

3. Do eclipses only occur during full moons?

4. Compare and contrast a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse

Big Idea: Light Interactions in a System

 

Reflection Questions, reference your Moon Phase Log IN 109. Answer on IN 105:

Rephrase questions.

1.Record 2 observations

2.Record 1 inference

3.Describe a pattern you see in the column “Draw Moon” or “Visibility”

4.What do you predict the moon will look like tomorrow? Be sure to support your answer explaining observation or inferences you had.

Week 22 Tentative Schedule

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday  

2/4 

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

CK-12 Eclipses Article Cornell Notes DUE FRIDAY 2/8 (IN 118): 

Link: https://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Eclipses/lesson/Eclipses-HS-ES/  

Cornell Notes:  

1. Change each heading into a question and record in the left margin  

2. Take notes by answering each question. Be sure to go beyond facts. Provide examples and labeled sketches  

3. Define all vocab (bold science terms) when they appear. 

Tuesday  

2/5 

Understanding Eclipses: Solar 

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

CK-12 Eclipses Article Cornell Notes DUE FRIDAY 2/8 (IN 118): 

Link: https://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Eclipses/lesson/Eclipses-HS-ES/  

Cornell Notes:  

1. Change each heading into a question and record in the left margin  

2. Take notes by answering each question. Be sure to go beyond facts. Provide examples and labeled sketches  

3. Define all vocab (bold science terms) when they appear. 

Wednesday 

2/6 

Big Idea Connection 

 

Modeling Moon Phases 

 

 

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

 

Thursday 

2/7 

Predicting Moon Phases 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

CK 12 Article ECLIPSES EXPLORE MORE video and questions (IN 119) – due tomorrow 

 1. Below the REVIEW questions in the CK12 ECLIPSES reading, you see the HEADING EXPLORE MORE  

 

2. Watch the VIDEO and then answer questions #3-5. Be sure to rephrase the questions in your answers. 

Friday 

2/8 

Modeling: Why don't eclipses occur every month? 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models. 

Week 21 Tentative Schedule

Week 21 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 1/28 

The Growth Mindset  

If didn't finish "Group Member Evaluation" due in class Monday 

Fill out one self and member evaluation. ONE PER PERSON. Must include 4 pieces of evidence PER PERSON (including yourself) to explain why they deserve the score given: 

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EWCFw0vMiRRDu8YTQj5XGg8BuV5sES6RsUWhHOosf_RsYQ?e=QJnnc2  

 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

Tuesday  

1/29 

Modeling Eclipses: Lunar 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

Finish Lunar Eclipse Model (IN106):  

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EcxFHP-rtQ9HiI8HAoUSy-EBdBuzLdixQhYpUEfpSdq4Hg?e=qkihic  

Explain the WHY of what is occurring next to each drawing

Finish Reflection Questions (IN107): 

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/Eas0gDjVp05BobTwbWilGKEBv0CAr8Ig0UrFxUgd3OMhcA?e=xUrdvh 

Reflection (IN 107Rephrase the questions in your answers.: 

1.Explain how clearly your model represents your thinking. Provide at least two examples for support (4-5 sentences) 

2.Explain at least two ways your model does NOT represent your thinking, use two pieces of evidence to support. (4-5 sentences) 

3.What are at least two pieces of information you need to know about eclipses to determine how close your model represents how lunar eclipses occur? (3-4 sentences)

Wednesday 

1/30 

Understanding Eclipses: Lunar 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

 

Finish Reflection Questions (IN 111) 

Rephrase the questions in your answers. 

  1. Describe at least two ways this model has changed from the model you made on IN 106 
  2. Elaborate on the new knowledge your have gained by building this model of a lunar eclipse. 
  3. What ideas remain unclear or incomplete about lunar eclipses? 

Thursday 

1/31 

Understanding Eclipses: Lunar 

Bring Colored Pencils:  

We will be doing a lot of modeling this week where you will need COLORED PENCILS in order to create accurate models.  

Finish Reflection Questions (IN113)

Rephrase the questions in your answers.

  1. Describe at least two ways your final model has changed from the previous models.
  2. Jan 20, 2019 was the last lunar eclipse of the year. Based on your understanding of the moon and how it orbits Earth, review PhET Gravity and Orbits simulation (IN 88), why do you think lunar eclipses are so rare? 

Friday 

2/1 

Modeling Eclipses: Solar 

 

Finish Reflection Questions (IN115): 

Rephrase the questions in your answers. 

1.Explain how clearly your model represents your thinking. Provide at least two examples for support 

2.Explain at least two ways your model does NOT represent your thinking. 

3.What are at least two pieces of information you need to know about solar eclipses to determine how close your model represents how they occur?

Week 20

Week 20 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Sunday 

1/20 

Eclipse at  

DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 

Eclipse Homework for Eclipse on January 20: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EfNWTO8yQatAneJS9FKKwOUBJtTzrwAL6FpfLz3J4BBkMw?e=ALMe83 

 

Either print out and glue into your notebook or answer the questions and copy the data table onto page 102 

Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhmLlFyZ4Zw  

Link to LiveStream: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/  

Link to how to measure altitude with your hand: Stargazing Basics 3: How to measure distance in sky to find other stars  

Monday 

1/21 

No School: MLK Holiday 

 

Tuesday  

1/22 

Finish Lander to Mars Presentations 

DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 

Eclipse Homework for Eclipse on January 20: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EfNWTO8yQatAneJS9FKKwOUBJtTzrwAL6FpfLz3J4BBkMw?e=ALMe83 

 

Either print out and glue into your notebook or answer the questions and copy the data table onto page 102 

Link to Video: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/los-angeles  

Link to LiveStream: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/  

Link to how to measure altitude with your hand: Stargazing Basics 3: How to measure distance in sky to find other stars  

 

Wednesday 

1/23 

MOT Field Trip 

DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 

Eclipse Homework for Eclipse on January 20: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EfNWTO8yQatAneJS9FKKwOUBJtTzrwAL6FpfLz3J4BBkMw?e=ALMe83 

 

Either print out and glue into your notebook or answer the questions and copy the data table onto page 102 

Link to Video: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/los-angeles  

Link to LiveStream: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/  

Link to how to measure altitude with your hand: Stargazing Basics 3: How to measure distance in sky to find other stars  

Thursday 

1/24 

Group Evaluations 

 

Friday 

1/25 

Pupil Free Day