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Lesson Plans 8th Grade

Page history last edited by Dean Thompson 3 years, 4 months ago
Date   Assignment Due  Topic            Class Plan                                 
4/3
  • None
  • Review
  • I Excel
4/4
  • None
  • Review
  • I Excel
4/5
  • None
  • Review
  • I Excel
4/6
  • None
  • Review
  • I Excel
       
3/27
  • None
  • Waves
  • WU:  What is a wave?
  • Review Exams
  • Pretest--Waves 
3/28
  • None
  • Waves
  • WU:  Explain why energy is important?
  • Introduce a wave and types of waves.
  • Academic break 
  • Begin wave diagrams. 
3/29
  • None
  • Waves 
  • WU:  Explain the types of waves.
  • Explain the types of mechanical waves.
  • Academic break 
  • Complete diagrams 
3/30
  • Wave Diagrams
  • Waves
  • WU:  Explain the two types of mechanical waves
  • Notebook Quiz
  • Discuss the characteristics of waves 
       
3/20
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain what happens to MA with additional pulleys
  • Review Labs
  • Academic Break 
  • Discussion on Compound Machine 
3/21
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain what a complex machine is.
  • Review for Exam 
3/22
  • Review Guide
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Questions
  • Exam:  Machines
  • Work in Textbooks 
3/23
  • None
  • Waves
  • WU:  What is a wave?
  • Review Exams 
  • Pretest on Waves 
       
2/28
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain Mechanical Efficiency
  • Handout Labs
  • Practice Lab Pro's 
2/29
  • Lab Quiz
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  First Class Levers 
3/01
  • None
  • Work and Power 
  • WU:  Summarize your lab
  • Complete Lab Questions
  • Set Lab:  Pulleys 
3/02
  • Lab Quiz
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Pulleys 
3/03      
2/20
  • Machine Drawings
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain the relationship between distance, force, and work
  • Discussion on Mechanical Advantage
  • Academic Break
  • Mechanical Advantage WS 
2/21
  • None 
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain Mechanical Advantage
  • Complete Mechanical Advantage WS
  • Academic Break
  • Set Lab:  Levers 
2/22
  • Mechanical Advantage WS
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Levers 
2/23
  • None 
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  None
  • Complete Lab
  • Set Lab:  Levers 
       
2/13
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  What are the types of simple machines?
  • Machine drawings 
2/14
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain the 3 classes of levers
  • Discussion on input/output forces and input/output distances 
2/15
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain 3 of your drawings
  • Discussion on Mechanical Advantage
  • Mechanical Advantage Calculation Sheets 
2/16
  • Machine Drawings
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  What is mechanical advantage?
  • Set Lab:  Levers
  • Complete Calculations 
       
2/6
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  What is work?
  • Review Exams
  • Academic Break:  Take 5
  • Pre-assessement:  Machines and Work 
2/7
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  What is power?
  • Discussion on work.
  • Academic Break--Walk on playground
  • Discussion on power.  
2/8
  • None
  • Work and Power
  • WU:  Explain the equations for work and power.
  • Work and Power practice problems 
2/9
  • Work and Power Problems
  • Machines
  • WU:  List 10 machines
  • Discussion on machines
  • Academic Break--Take 5
  • Machine Diagrams 
       
1/30
  • None
  • Motion
  • WU:  Work in Textbook
  • Collect Write ups
  • Text Review Guide
  • Academic Break:  Walk around playground 
1/31
  • None
  • Motion
  • WU:  Work in Textbook
  • Set Lab:  Free Fall
  • Academic break:  Take 5
  • Work on Review Guide 
2/1
  • Lab Quiz
  • Motion
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab Free Fall 
2/2
  • None
  • Motion
  • WU:  Lab Questions
  • Lab Completion 
       
1/23
  • None
  • Motion 
  • WU:  Explain on of Newton's Motion Laws
  • Review Papers and Calculations
  • Academic Break:  Organize papers and notebooks 
  • Discussion on average acceleration 
1/24
  • None
  • Motion
  • WU:  What is average acceleration?
  • Review average acceleration
  • Write and complete average acceleration questions
  • Academic Break:  Take 5
  • Discussion on field trip and review return assignment 
1/25
  • None
  • Field Trip--Industrial Park
  • No Class-Field Trip
1/26
  • Field Trip Review--end of hour
  • Field Trip--Industrial Park
  • WU:  What was your favorite part of each location visited yesterday.
  • Complete field trip assignment 
  • Academic Break:  Bring assignment to me to review half way through 
       
1/09
  • None
  • Forces
  • Make up Thursday--Snow Day
1/10
  • Force Problems 
  • Motion
  • WU:  What is motion?
  • Discussion on motion, distance and displacement  
1/11
  • None
  • Motion 
  • WU:  What is the difference between distance and displacement?
  • Discussion on velocity and speed
1/12
  • None
  • Motion
  • WU:  What is velocity and speed?
  • Velocity and Speed equations 
       
1/02
  • None
  • Forces
  • WU:  What is a force?
  • Welcome back--Discussion on semester plan
  • Introduce types of forces and force equation 
1/03
  • None
  • Forces
  • WU:  What is the force equation?
  • Discussion on calculation steps and why we follow them
  • Discussion on acceleration unit
  • Class Practice Problems 
1/04
  • None
  • Forces
  • WU:   Explain acceleration and its units
  • Force Practice Problem--Work in class 
1/06
  • None
  • Forces
  • WU:  Explain how acceleration do to gravity
  • Complete Force Problems
  •  
       
11/28
  • None
  • Planets 
  • WU:  List the eight planets and explain 1
  • Set Planet Research 
11/29
  • None 
  • Planets 
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Planet Research 
11/30
  • None 
  • Planets 
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Planet Research 
12/1
  • None 
  • Planets 
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Planet Research 
       
11/14
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  Would you go to the moon if you could, give 2 reasons for your answer
  • Notebook Quiz
  • Discussion on eclipses 
11/15
  • None
  • Space 
  • WU:  Explain a lunar eclipse
  • Review 
11/16
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  None
  • Review 
11/17
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  Questions
  • Exam 
       
11/7
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  What are stages of the moon.
  • Complete moon stage diagrams 
11/8
  • Moon Stage Diagrams
  • Space
  • WU:  Explain waxing and waning.
  • Notebook Quiz
  • Begin Earth and Moon RG 
11/9
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  Questions on RG
  • Moon Video 
11/10
  • None 
  • Space
  • WU:  3 interesting things from video
  • Study RG 
       
10/31
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  Explain why we never see the back side of the moon.
  • Time Zone activity 
11/1
  • Time Zones
  • Space
  • WU:  Why are there time zones?
  • Discussion on moon phases.
  • Set Moon Phase Diagrams 
11/2
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  What are the moon phases?
  • Complete Diagrams 
11/3
  • Moon Phase Diagrams
  • Space
  • WU:  What are seasons?
  • Discussion on seasons and earth tilt 
       
10/17
  • None
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  Explain the intensity scale of tornadoes
  • Review severe weather project  
  • Severe Weather Assessment--Letter to the editor 
10/18
  • None 
  • Severe Weather  
  • WU:  List 5 ways that severe weather impacts our lives 
  • Complete letters 
10/19
  • Letters 
  • Earth and Moon 
  • WU:  Explain the Earth and Moon movement
  • Discuss the moon placement and distance from the Earth
  • Begin moon phases 
10/20
  • None 
  • Earth and Moon 
  • WU:  What are the moon phases
  • Complete moon phases 
       
10/10
  • None 
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Projects 
10/11
  • None
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  Explain a hurricane
  • Discussion on hurricanes 
10/12
  • None
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  Explain a thunderstorm
  • Discussion on thunderstorms 
10/13
  • Projects
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  Explain a tornado
  • Discussion on tornadoes 
       
10/3
  • None
  • Severe Weather 
  • WU:  What is sever weather
  • Discussion on types of severe weather  
10/4
  • None
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  List types of severe weather
  • Introduce severe weather project 
10/5
  • None
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Project 
10/6
  • None
  • Severe Weather
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Project 
       
9/19
  • None 
  • Weather 
  • WU:  Summarize this past weekends weather.
  • Cloud Quiz
  • Discussion on weather symbols 
9/20 
  • None 
  • Weather 
  • WU:  Explain a weather symbol
  • Complete Weather Mapping Activity 
  • Discussion on location weather readings 
9/21 
  • Weather Mapping 
  • Weather 
  • WU:  Compare the past wks weather in Wiley and your choosen location
  • Set Test Review 
9/22 
  • Weather Readings 
  • Weather 
  • WU:  None
  • Test Review 
       
9/12
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Study Clouds
  • Complete cloud identity sheets
  • Study for quiz/book questions 
9/13
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  List and describe 5 types of clouds
  • Front discussion and examples
  • Set Weather data tables 
9/14
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain yesterday's weather for chosen  area
  • Weather reporting systems and symbols 
  • Study for quiz 
9/15
  • Cloud quiz
  • Weather
  • WU:  Questions for Quiz
  • Cloud quiz
  • Weather reporting work sheets 
       
9/6
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain the four type of air masses
  • Discussion on this weekends weather.
  • Examples of how weather moves 
9/7
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain why we look to the west for future weather.
  • Discussion on fronts
  • Chapter 11 questions 
9/8
  • None
  • Weather 
  • WU:  Explain each of the 4 fronts
  • Front and weather study packet 
9/9
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Chapt. 11 study and questions
  • Continue study and questions 
       
8/29
  • Vocab CW 
  • Weather
  • WU:  List and define 5 vocab terms
  • Water Cycle descriptions  
8/30
  • None
  • Weather
  • List and explain 5 water cycle processes
  • Discussion on type of clouds
  • Cloud diagram study sheet 
8/31
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  List and explain 3 types of clouds
  • Continue cloud descriptions 
9/1
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  List an addition 3 types of clouds
  • Discussion on saturation and precipitation
  • Study Clouds-Quiz Monday 
       
8/22
  • None
  • Weather 
  • WU:  What are the layers of the atmosphere?
  • Weather pretest 
8/23
  • None
  • Weather 
  • WU:  List 5 ways weather impacts use
  • Discussion on the major layers of the atmosphere
  • Pass out textbooks chapter 12
8/24
  • Signed Syllabus
  • Weather 
  • WU:  Explain three the layers of the atmosphere
  • Discussion on atmospheric gases
  • Set Vocab. CW--chapter 12 
8/25
  • Binder w/ tabs
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain the gases of the atmosphere.
  • Complete CW 
       
8/17
  • None
  • Introduction
  • WU:  None
  • Expectations/Class Syllabus
  • Discussion on notebooks
  • Demo of online web site 
  • Introduction:  What is weather? 
8/18
  • None 
  • Weather 
  • WU:  What was your idea of weather?
  • Pick up syllabi 
  • Discussion on the layering of our planet and how

            the atmosphere layers

  • Note diagrams of the Earth's atmosphere
  • Begin Video:  Understanding Weather 
       

 

 

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