Louise Culver's Science Classes

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August 28, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE

Warm Up: Prepare your paper for today’s open note test. Write your FULL name, date, & period at the top right hand side of your paper. Title the paper “Lab safety, Syllabus, & Procedures Test”. Number the paper (do not skip lines) from 1-35 (all on the front-two columns)

Demo Class Website -3 ways to find the website: syllabus (https://lhslculver.wordpress.com/), http://www.lakelandhighschool.com/ & Google “Louise Culver”.  à demo online book & log in procedures

–Open Note Test: fill-in-the blank 35

**Students will need his/her calculators on next week (Friday?)

**Homework: Find out one interesting fact about one of the planet (it can be Pluto) to share on Monday. *Students may use his/her phone to look up a fact at the end of class.

APES

–Finish TED talk Jared Diamon @ (4:26)

– Why societies collapse (19:48)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IESYMFtLIis (19:48)

TED Talk: Jared Diamond Why Do Societies Fail or Succeed?

 

What are the 5 checkpoints that Diamond say cause societal collapse?

Give an example (explain each)

What are some of the environmental problems in Montana?

What does Diamond say about why societies FAIL to solve their problems?

–Distribute Rubric

–Watch Mysteries of Easter Island à Movie Guide


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August 27, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE

Warm Up: Why are laws & rule important? Explain your answer.

-Rules and Procedures PowerPoint with fill in the blank guided notes (30 slides) *Open note quiz tomorrow covering lab safety, syllabus, & rules & procedures

APES:

Finish Watching “The Lorax” –start@ 14 minutesà Discussion & Review questions.  

 

 

Watch TED talk by Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond- Why societies collapse (19:48)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IESYMFtLIis (19:48)

TED Talk: Jared Diamond Why Do Societies Fail or Succeed?

 

What are the 5 checkpoints that Diamond say cause societal collapse?

Give an example (explain each)

What are some of the environmental problems in Montana?

What does Diamond say about why societies FAIL to solve their problems?


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August 26, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Turn in signed syllabus

–Read & discuss safety poster rubric.

–Assign Safety Poster- Designate one rule from the safety contract to each student. Use 8 x 11 white paper. Stress Good “Billboard” Guidelines: (2″ high letters. Three colors only plus black and white. Very few words – paraphrase rule to shorten. One strong, large picture.)

APES:

Easter’s End reading questions: Small groupà whole group

Watch:“The Lorax”


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August 25, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE: 

Lab Safety

Warm Up: Why is lab safety important? What are the essential steps of being safe during a laboratory experiment or activity? àsmall groupsàwhole group  *distribute lab safety rules/contract (all in one this yearL) while students are writing a response to warm up

–Whole Group: Watch Laboratory Safety Challenge (12:55)à Individuals- during the video students will carefully evaluate the safety aspects of the presentation paying special attention to lab attire and laboratory technique. Students will make a list of all safety concerns. à Small groups- share lists then, create a list of common-sense safety rules (there were 20 mistakes/wrongs lab attire in the video).

http://www.flinnsci.com/teacher-resources/teacher-resource-videos/best-practices-for-teaching-chemistry/safety/laboratory-safety-challenge/

APES:

— List Mania

 Read- “Easter’s End” by Jared Diamond-Answer questions about the reading à small groupà whole group


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August 24, 2015

Earth Science:

Ice Breaker: Guess Who:

Students become detectives in this get-acquainted game, in which they uncover the real identity of a fellow classmate. Give each student an index card and ask them to each record four clues about themselves. At the bottom of their cards, they should sign secret code names, such as Art or Skippy. Gather up the cards and, later on, hand them out randomly. Challenge everyone to find the student who matches the clues on his or her card. In this brain-boosting activity, students move from classmate to classmate asking questions to learn the identity behind the code name. The catch? They must avoid using any of the words on the clue card!

–Discuss: Polk County Schools Code of Conduct (Have students mark: False information p. 38, Rights & Responsibilities p. 4, Abusive Language p. 28 & p. 32)  & Earth Science syllabus –Partners read through syllabus *explain that the syllabus will stay in his/her binder *Syllabus due Wednesday for a grade

APES: 

Warm Up: Name Tentsà introductions (start with teacher)

–Individuals: Opinion Statements (Activity 19 * Viewpoints on the Line)

–Intro to Apes Handout

à questions for teacher

— “Another Way to Die” (4:14) Video and Discussion

 –Distribute Lab Safety Contracts


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May 26 – June 4

May 26, 2015 (Tuesday)  Finish direct instruction of chapter 1 (26-35) then finish chapter 2 practice questions

May 27, 2015 (Wednesday) Direct instruction of chapter 2 practice questions then begin chapter 3 practice questions

May 28, 2015 (Thursday) Finish chapter 3 practice questions

May 29, 2015 Direct instruction of chapter 3 practice questions then start chapter 4 practice questions

June 1, 201 (Monday) finish chapter 4 practice questions (25 minutes) then direct instruction of chapter 4

June 2, 2015 (Tuesday) End of Year Exam

June 3, 2015 (Wednesday) End of Year Exam

June 4, 2015 (Thursday) End of Year Exam Make ups

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