Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…


September 29, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: *Diagram not available

Which letter indicates the position of the star Polaris? In which compass direction were the students facing?

Quiz Questions (Louise)

–Reading Groups: “The Celestial Sphere” (p. 24-27). à Read first 6 paragraphs as a whole group; Students stop and talk about each paragraph à determine topic/main idea, summary, detail/pix compare with teachers’. Student read & take notes on the last 4 paragraphs with partner then, compare notes with small group. *make reading notes

–remind Students to fill out moon calendars

–Individuals: “Checking Up” (p. 27; 1-3)

APES:

–Finish Unit 1 Test ( Chapter 1, 20, & 2)

–Begin reading Chapter 3 Ecosystem Ecology w/guided notes

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September 25, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Get your paper ready for today’s quiz. Write your name, today’s date & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper; & title the paper ” “Locating Astronomical Objects in the Night Sky”-Week 5”. Then, sit quietly.

 –Individuals: Quiz-“Locating Astronomical Objects in the Night Sky”- Mia

–Individuals: complete Marizano style vocab graphic organizers-“Locating Astronomical Objects in the Night Sky”: constellation, celestial sphere, celestial coordinate system, longitude, latitude, celestial equator, declination, right ascension, vernal equinox, celestial pole

-8pts each.

APES:

–Unit 1 Test ( Chapter 1, 20, & 2)


September 24, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE: 

Warm Up: What tools or methods do you use to find a new place/address? Do you find some ways of locating new places more useful to you than others? How do you think that it would be different to find your way to a new place in space?

–Give-One-Get-One: Investigate “Locating Astronomical Objects in the Night Sky”

 

–Vocab Presentation:

“Locating Astronomical Objects in the Night Sky”: constellation, celestial sphere, celestial coordinate system, longitude, latitude, celestial equator, declination, right ascension, vernal equinox, celestial pole

Casey

–Individuals: begin Marizano style vocab graphic organizers-“Locating Astronomical Objects in the Night Sky”: constellation, celestial sphere, celestial coordinate system, longitude, latitude, celestial equator, declination, right ascension, vernal equinox, celestial pole

-8pts each.

APES: 

–Chapter 2 Environmental Systems Presentation


September 22, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Using your planisphere (star finder that you made yesterday), set the date for today’s date, and create a list of constellation that will be visible at 9 pm tonight. You have five minutes. Winner get an extra credit coupon!

–Investigate Part A: “Describing the Locations of Places on Earth”  p. 21

APES:

–Finish: State of the Earth Presentation

— Timed writing II (22 minutes) FRQ # 1 Unit 1 (Tragedy of the commons/Clams)


September 21, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: How do astronomers locate objects in the night sky?

–Small groupsà Whole Group: compare answers to article quiz “Deposits of unusual glass detected on Mars could hold ancient life secrets”

–Pass back workà have students check his/her grades & let students know that this Friday September 25 is the deadline for all missing assignments.

**Remind students to fill out moon calendars

–Engage Activity (Louise):

Partnersà whole groupà “Locating Objects in the Night Sky” PowerPoint Presentation

–Individuals: Assemble “Uncle Al’s Star Wheel”

APES:

— State of the Earth Presentation


September 18, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Get your paper ready for today’s quiz. Write your name, today’s date & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper; & title the paper ”Size & Scale-Week 4”. Then, sit quietly.

 

–Individuals: Quiz- Size & Scale of the Universe (week 4)

 

–Individuals: read the article “Deposits of unusual glass detected on Mars could hold ancient life secretes” à then complete quiz on the article 

APES:

–Peer Review of FRQ #1 unit 1