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8th Grade Lesson Plans

Page history last edited by Dean Thompson 5 years, 3 months ago

Date 

Assignment Due  Topic  Class Plan 
4/27
  • Moon Activity
  • Solar System
  • WU:  What is our solar system like?
  • Discussion on solar system
  • Questions on exams 
4/28
  • Test RG 
  • Solar System
  • WU:  Questions
  • Exam:  Moon and Earth 
  • Switch out text books 
4/29
  • None
  • Solar System
  • WU:  What are our planets and what are they like
  • Discussion on inner planets
  • Diagram of the the planets 
4/30
  • None
  • Solar System
  • WU:  Explain the inner planets
  • Discussion on the outer planets
  • Diagram of the planets 
       
4/20
  • None
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • Activity 2
4/21
  • None
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • Activity 2 Questions
4/22
  • Activity 2 Questions
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • Activity 3
4/23
  • None
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • Activity 3 Questions
       
4/6
  • Read Activity 2
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • WU:  Explain the difference between lunar and sidereal month
  • Complete Lesson 1 Activity 
4/7
  • Activity 1
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • WU:  None
  • Lesson 2 Activity 
4/8
  • None
  • CMAS
  • CMAS Practice
4/9
  • None
  • CMAS
  • CMAS Practice
       
3/30
  • Earth/Sun Drawings 
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • WU:  Explain the equinoxes and soltices
  • Discussion on the moon makeup and design 
3/31
  • None
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • WU:  Explain how the moon the made and designed
  • Discussion on moon phases 
4/1
  • None
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • WU:  What are the moon phase
  • Explanation of moon phase flip books 
4/2
  • None
  • Earth/Sun/Moon
  • WU:  None
  • Moon phase flip books 
       
3/23
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  Explain what is in space
  • Review Exams
  • Discussion on Earth's placement 
3/24
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  Explain how the Earth moves
  • Pass out textbooks
  • Discussion on the moon and its placement 

3/25

  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  Explain 3 relationships between the Earth and Moon
  • Discussion on an eclipse
  • Eclipse drawings 
3/26
  • None
  • Space
  • WU:  None
  • Drawings 
       
3/9
  • None 
  • Weather
  • WU:  Tornado Simulation
  • Tornado and Hurricane RG 
3/10
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  What is climate?
  • Discussion on North American Climate 
3/11
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain 3 climate reagions
  • Complete discussion on climate
  • Review for exam 
3/12
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Test Questions
  • Exam:  Hurricanes and Tornados 
       
3/2
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain why hurricanes can gain and lose strength
  • Discussion on hurricane zones
  • Set Tornado Activity 
3/3
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  What is the F scale rating and conditions
  • Notebook Quiz
  • Tornado Activity 
3/4
  • None
  • Weather
  • Tornado Activity
3/5
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain how width and pressure affect the tornado destruction
  • Tornado Review 
       
2/23
  • Weather Collections 
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain what a tornado is and why are they important to understand
  • Review Exams 
  • Discussion on tornado anatomy
  • Set tornado project
2/24
  • None 
  • Weather
  • Tornado Project
2/25
  • None
  • Weather
  • Tornado Project
2/26
  • None
  • Weather
  • Tornado Project
       
2/16
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Work on chapt 12
  • Discussion on hurricanes
  • Question on weather readings 
2/17
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Work on chapt 12
  • Discussion on tornado's
  • set tornado and  hurricane drawings
2/18
  • None
  • Weather
  • Tornado and hurricane drawings 
2/19
  • Drawings
  • Weather
  • WU:  What are 3 similarities and 3 differences between hurricanes and tornados
  • Discussion on tornado alley
  • Tornado research project 
       
2/2
  • Letter to editor
  • Weather 
  • WU:  What do you think are 3 of the challenges are for forecasting weather
  • Weather Forecasting activity 
2/3
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain how fronts work
  • Weather forecasting activity 
2/4
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain what we did yesterday
  • Weather forecasting activity 
2/5
  • Weather forecasting activity
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain daily weather observations
  • Discussion on convection zones 
       
1/26
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain all 4 types of fronts
  • Discussion on high and low pressures
  • Complete lesson 4 

1/27

  • Lesson 4
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain high and low pressure
  • Discussion on jet stream
  • Mapping Weather Activity 
1/28
  • None
  • Weather
  • Mapping Weather Activity
1/29
  • None
  • Weather
  • Mapping Weather Acitvity
       
1/22
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Discussion on Rd pgs 428 on
  • Discussion on precipitation
  • Question lesson 3 
1/23
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  List and explain 4 types of precipitation
  • Introduce Air masses
  • Questions lesson 4 
1/24
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain an air mass
  • Discussion on  fronts
  • Questions on lesson 4 
1/25
  • Lesson 3 and 4 
  • Weather 
  • WU:  Explain fronts
  • Discussion on  storms
       
1/12
  • Vocab. CW
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain 4 things that are happening during the water cycle
  • Discussion on types of clouds
  • Drawing:  Water Cycle 
1/13
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  List and explain 3 types of precipitation
  • Discussion on types of clouds
  • Drawing:  Water Cycle 
1/14
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Complete questions pg 424 -427
  • Discussion on evaporation and transpiration
  • Study of cloud quiz 
1/15
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Cloud Quiz
  • Rd pgs 428 on
  • Discussion on types of precipiation 
       
1/5
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain what our weather is like in each season.  Be specific
  • Discussion on Midterms
  • Introduction to Atmospheric Layers
  • Pass out books
  • Complete lesson 1  
1/6
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Complete lesson 1
  • Discussion on atmospheric gases and temperature
  • Begin Vocab CW Chapt. 11 lessons 1 -5 
1/7
  • None
  • Weather
  • WU:  Explain what happens during the water cycle
  • Discussion on water cycle and precipitation
  • Complete Vocab. CW 
1/8
  • Vocab CW 
  • Weather
  • WU:  What is air pressure?
  • Discussion on air pressure
  • Complete lesson 2 
       
12/1
  • None
  • Age of the Earth
  • WU:  Does everyone agree on the age of the Earth?
  • Discussion on the age of the Earth and the geological time scale 
12/2
  • None
  • Age of the Earth
  • WU:  Rd pgs 94 -97
  • Discussion on geological time periods
  • Begin Chapt. Vocab CW 
12/3
  • None
  • Age of the Earth
  • WU:  Explain the major Eons of the past
  • Complete discussion
  • Complete Vocab. CW 
12/4
  • Vocab. CW
  • Age of the Earth
  • Test Makeup
       
11/24
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Completer RG
  • Review for Exam 
11/25
  • Review Guide
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Exam:  Minerals and Rocks
       
11/17
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Complete Video
  • Set Lab 
11/18
  • Lab Quiz
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab--Group 1
  • Rock Review Questions--Group 2 
11/19
  • Lab Quiz
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Lab--Group 2
  • Rock Review Questions--Group  1
11/20
  • Rock Lab
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Review for Exam
       
11/10
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Rd pgs
  • Pictures of sedimentary features
  • Discussion of Metamorphic Rocks 
11/11
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Rd pgs
  • Discussion on Metamorphic Rocks
  • Set Lab:  Rock ID 
11/12
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab Group 1
  • Rock Questions Group 2 
11/13
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  None
  • Lab Group 2
  • Rock Questions Group 1 
       
11/3
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Explain 4 processes involved in the rock cycle
  • Discussion on rock types
  • Work on rock cycle drawings 
11/4
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Explain how igneous rocks form
  • Discussion on sedimentary rocks
  • Complete rock cycle 
11/5
  • Rock Cycle Drawings 
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Explain how sedimentary rocks form
  • Discussion on metamorphic rocks
  • Set Lab:  Rock Identification 
11/6
  • Lab Quiz
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Rock ID Lab--Group 2
  • Rock Study Questions--Group 1 
       
10/27
  • Mineral and Rock Vocab. CW
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Give 3 ways that you can contribute to a positive classroom experience, and what you expect from your teacher if you contribute in a negative way
  • Discussion on dichotomous keys
  • Set Lab:  Mineral ID 

10/28

  • Lab Quiz
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Mineral Lab Quiz
  • Mineral ID Lab--Group 1
  • Mineral Review Questions--Group 2 
10/29
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  None
  • Mineral ID Lab--Group 2
  • Mineral Review Questions--Group 1 
10/30
  • None
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • WU:  Explain how you isolated and ID'd your minerals
  • Complete  Review Questions
       
10/6
  • None
  • Maps and Mapping
  • WU:  None
  • Discussion on map symbols
  • Map symbol Note Cards 
10/7
  • None
  • Maps and Mapping
  • WU:  Sketch and Label 5 topo map symbols
  • Topo Map Reading Activity 
10/8
  • None 
  • Maps and Mapping
  • No Class
10/9
  • None
  • Maps and Mapping
  • WU:  Topo Map Reading Activity
       
9/29
  • Research Project
  • Latitude and Longitude Activity 
  • Maps and Map Reading 
  • WU:  Rd pgs 37 - 39
  • Research Project Evaluations
  • Discussion on topographic maps
  • Topo Map warm up sheet 
9/30
  • Topo Map Sheet 
  • Maps and Map Reading
  • WU:  Mapping a Mountain pg 38
  • Topo Map Reading activity 
10/1
  • None
  • Maps and Map Reading
  • WU:  Apply it, pg 39
  • Topo Map Reading Activity 
10/2
  • Topo Activity
  • Maps and Map Reading
  • WU:  What are the rules of top omaps
  • Begin Topo Map Building Activity 
       
9/2
  • Vocab CW
  • Earth's Surface
  • WU:  Rd pgs 22 - 27
  • Discussion on landforms and the Earth's surface
  • Vocab. CW lesson 4 and 5 
9/3
  • None
  • Earth's Surface  
  • WU:  Question pg 24, 25, and 27
  • Continue discussion on landforms
  • Complete Vocabulary CW 
9/4
  • Vocabulary CW 
  • Topographic Maps
  • WU:  Rd pgs 28 - 35
  • Discussion on latitude and longitude
  • Latitude and longitude activity 
9/5
  • Latitude and longitude activity
  • Topographic Maps
  • WU:  Explain the importance of latitude and longitude
  • Discussion on map projections and topographic maps 
       
8/25
  • Yellowstone Fire Reading
  • Earth Interior
  • WU:  Explain 4 ways the Earth can change very quickly
  • Complete discussion on the core of the Earth
  • Begin drawing 
8/26
  • None
  • Earth Interior
  • WU:  Rd pgs 11 - 13
  • Discussion on major divisional layers
  • Continue drawing 
8/27
  • None
  • Earth Interior
  • WU:  Questions for lesson 2
  • Complete drawing 
8/28
  • Earth Drawing
  • Earth Interior 
  • WU:  Rd pgs 14 - 17
  • Discussion on convection
  • Vocab. CW lesson 1 - 3 
       
8/18
  • Signed Syllabus
  • Earth Interior
  • WU:  Complete diary activity pg 4
  • Collect Syllabus and check notebook/begin reading chapter 1
  • Discussion on matter and energy
  • Complete questions for lesson 1 up to pg 7
8/19
  • Questions for lesson 1 up to pg 7
  • Earth Interior
  • WU:  What is meant by the Earth being a dynamic planet and give 3 examples
  • Discussion on the four major parts of the Earth and forces within the Earth
  • Complete lesson 1 questions 
8/20
  • Completed lesson 1 questions
  • Earth Interior
  • WU:  List the major parts of the Earth and describe constructive and destructive forces
  • Individual activity on destructive and constructive forces 
8/21
  • Forces activity 
  • Earth Interior
  • WU:  Describe 4 ways that land can change because of a storm.
  • Discussion on erosion and deposition
  • Complete Yellowstone Fire passage 
       
8/13 
  • None 
  • Introduction 
  • WU:  Welcome
  • Discussion on Syllabus, Procedures, and Books (syllabus and binder due 8/18)
  • Diary Reading and Review pg 4 

 

8/14 
  • None 
  • Earth Structure and Design 
  • WU:  Explain 2 things that you find interesting about the Earth
  • Pick up and forms 
  • Discussion and Notes on the Earth System
  • Complete Questions on pgs 1 - 7  
       

 

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