WELCOME BACK! Hope your Spring Break was fun and refreshing!
This week we’ll start by identifying characteristics of each part of the atom. We’ll develop an understanding of how the periodic table is organized and structured, then explore the difference between elements and molecules. We’ll wrap up the week drawing Bohr and Lewis Models of electron configurations. Expect a quiz toward the end of the week.
Check out pictures of our Exothermic and Endothermic Reaction Lab below:
TEST DATE CHANGE! Biogeochemical TEST: THURSDAY, 2/28th TEST DATE CHANGE! Time to use the Target Objectives hand out you received at the beginning of the unit. View posted videos, notes, assignments, and the flip chart book we’ve constructed and reviewed in class.
Extra Credit: (Possible 10 points) Due Date – March 4th (See Google Classroom under the Extra Credit topic bar) Visit the Geauga Park District West Woods Nature Center “discARTed recycled art exhibition. Take a picture of 5 of your favorite exhibits. Write 3 sentences about each. 1. What materials were used. 2. How the art piece was constructed and how the recycled materials are used. 3. Why this piece of art seems special to you.
Monday, 2/18: No School – President’s Day
Tuesday, 2/19: We’ll finish up our Engineering Design Re-Entry Vehicle Activity and explore the Phosphorus Cycle. Take a moment to view our Re-Entry Vehicle pictures below!
Wednesday, 2/20: A Carbon Cycle Gizmo computer simulation will help us review this important element’s flows and reservoirs.
Thursday, 2/21: We’ll be busy with an activity that allows us to examine the interconnections between the different biogeochemical cycles.
Friday, 2/22: Time to wrap things up and make connections with our new knowledge!
Great on-scene reporting right here at KMS by our local newscasters!
Monday, 2/4: We finish up our Weather Presentations today! Read pages 707-709 in your new Life Science textbook for Tuesday.
Tuesday, 2/5: An exploration of the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere will launch our Ecology Unit. We’ll trace the path elements take in their cycles through these regions of our planet. Read pages 713-714 in your Life Science textbook for Wednesday.
Wednesday, 2/6 – Friday, 2/8 : We’ll focus on the many processes and reservoirs of the hydrologic and carbon cycles using text, video, and activities. Read pages 718-719 in your Life Science textbook for Thursday.
NASA Scientist, Emily Rosine, will be contacting us this week! There are still a few openings if you are interested in being part of this interview. Just send me an email expressing your interest.
Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, 1/22: Research and identify interesting and informative information for your portion of the Weather Forecast Project. Watch weather newscasts to get ideas
Wednesday, 1/23: Notebook Check Today. (May be postponed one day depending on NASA scientist’s schedule for virtual visit.) Work on finishing your research and start shaping your research into a script.
Thursday, 1/24: Refine your script and create the Google Slides that will form the background for your presentation.
Friday, 1/25: Practice your presentation for smooth delivery, eye contact, and use of props.
Presentations: Monday, January 28- Topeka, KS, Portland, OR
Tuesday, January 29- Reno, NV, New York, NY
Wednesday, January 30- Cincinnati, OH, Baton Rouge, LA