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8th Grade 15 -16 Lesson Plans

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Date  Assignment Due  Topic  Class Plan 
5/2
  • None
  • Water
  • WU:  Explain why water is important
  • Discussion on the water resources and uses 
5/3
  • None
  • Water
  • WU:  Explain 3 ways water is used by humans
  • Discussion drainage basins and river systems 
5/4
  • None
  • Water
  • If no track meet 
  • WU:  What is a river?
  • Discussion on age and development of river systems. 
  • Begin river drawings 
5/5
  • None
  • Water
  • WU:  None
  • Complete river drawings 
       
4/25
  • Element HW
  • Matter
  • WU:  Explain nuclear makeup
  • Discussion on calculating isotopes
  • Begin HW:  Isotopes 
4/26
  • None
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Questions on hw
  • Complete hw
  • Review for quiz 
4/27
  • Isotope HW
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Questions
  • Quiz 
4/28
  • None 
  • Matter 
  • WU:  None
  • Complete In Text 
       
4/18
  • None
  • Matter
  • None-Track Meet
4/19
  • Lab Procedures 
  • Matter
  • WU:  None
  • Test Lab:  Conservation of Mass 
4/20
  • None
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Explain your design
  • Lab Write Up 
4/21
  • Conservation of Mass Lab
  • Matter
  • WU:  What are the 3 parts of an atoms
  • Review over atomic structure and and isotopes 
       
4/11
  • None
  • Matter
  • None--Track Meet
4/12
  • Read Lab
  • Matter Presentations 
  • Matter
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Conservation of Mass 
4/13
  • Lab Data 
  • Matter
  • WU:  Explain how your lab went
  • Lab:  Conservation of Mass Lab Write Up
  • Discussion on part of the atom 
4/14
  • Lab
  • Matter
  • WU:  List and explain parts of the atom
  • Discussion on isotopes
  • HW:  Stable Isotopes 
       
 4/4
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  Explain what you learned from your lab
  • Homework sheet on physical change 
 4/5
  • Physical Change HW 
  • Matter  
  • WU:  Explain what a physical change is
  • Discussion on conservation of mass
  • Set HW for rest of week
 4/6
  • None 
  • Matter 
  • WU:  None
  • Conservation of Mass Project 
4/7 
  • None 
  • Matter 
  • WU:  None
  • Conservation of Mass Project 
       
3/28
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  What states of matter have we been discussing?
  • Venn Diagram on 3 states of matter
  • Set Coconut Oil Investigation 
3/29
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  What happens to cause a change of state?
  • Discussion state change diagrams
  • Review Coconut Oil Investigation 
3/30
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  What are you going to do today?
  • Coconut Oil Investigation. 
3/31
  • Coconut Oil Investigation
  • Matter 
  • WU:  None
  • Coconut Oil Evaluation and Summary 
       
3/7
  • Matter HW Sheet 
  • Matter
  • WU:  Why are there physical and chemical changes in the world?
  • Share physical and chemical examples
  • What is a change of state?--Class brainstorm 
3/8
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  What is a change of state?
  • Engagement Questions
  • Youtube video
  • Notes on change  
3/9
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  Explain positional and orientational order
  • Discussion on change
  • Guided Practice--Diagram (option 1) 
3/10
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  Explain 3 of the differences in your guided practices
  • Complete Guided Practice
  • How does a television work--Class brainstorm 
       
2/29
  • Station Summaries 
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Explain what you saw in 2 of your stations
  • Discussion on physical and chemical change
  • Writing assignment 
3/1
  • None 
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Explain physical and chemical change
  • Review physical and chemical change
  • Complete writing assignment 
3/2
  • Writing Assignment 
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Notebook Quiz
  • Complete discussion on physical and chemical change
  • Begin homework 
3/3
  • None 
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Explain change of state
  • Complete homework sheets 
       
2/22
  • Lesson 1 
  • Matter
  • WU:  What are the 3 parts of the atom
  • Complete read and write Lesson 2 
2/23
  • Lesson 2 
  • Matter
  • WU:  What is an atom and a molecule
  • Activity 1:  See the Change 
2/24
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  Explain yesterdays activity 
  • Activity 1:  See the Change
2/24
  • Activity 1 
  • Matter
  • WU:  What did you learn from activity 1
  • Complete lesson 3 
       
2/15
  • None
  • Gases
  • WU:  What can you do to improve your test performance? 3 things be specific
  • Complete test review 

2/16

  • None
  • Matter 
  • WU:  What is matter?
  • Review what matter is how it relates to energy
  • Switch text
  • Set Vocab CW 
2/17
  • None
  • Matter
  • WU:  How does energy relate to matter
  • Vocab CW 

2/18

  • Vocab CW
  • Matter
  • WU:  What are particles and how do they relate to matter
  • Matter read and review on matter 
       
2/8
  • None 
  • Gases
  • WU:  Questions
  • Survey
  • Test Questions 
2/9
  • Test Review
  • Gases
  • WU:  Test Questions
  • Exam:  Gas Problems 
  • Discussion on See the Change 
2/10
  • None
  • Matter 
  • WU:  What do you remember about matter
  • Matter Pretest
  • Review Exams 
2/11
  • None 
  • Matter
  • WU:  Why is matter important
  • Intro to Matter III and how See the Change works 
       
2/1
  • Boyle's Law Lab
  • Gases
  • WU:  Explain Boyle's Law Lab
  • Test Review 
2/2
  • None
  • Gases
  • WU:  Explain how yesterdays review went
  • Test Review 
2/3
  • Exam 
  • Gases
  • WU:  Questions
  • Exam:  Gases 
2/4
  • None
  • Matter 
  • WU:  Explain Matter III 
  • Student Survey
  • Matter III Pretest 
       
1/25
  • Lab Quiz
  • Gas Problems 
  • Gases
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Boyles Law 
1/26
  • None
  • Gases
  • WU:  Explain lab findings
  • Lab Analysis 
1/27
  • None
  • Gases
  • No Class Field Trip
1/28
  • None
  • Gases
  • WU:  Summarize Trip
  • Test Review 
       
1/18
  • Boyle's Law Problems
  • Gases
  • WU:  Explain how temp. impacts gases
  • Discussion on Charles Law
  • Charles Law Problems
1/19
  • None
  • Gases
  • WU:  Explain Charles Law
  • Charles Law Problems 
  • Set Lab:  Boyles Law 
1/20
  • Charles Law Problems 
  • Gases
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Boyles Law  
1/21
  • None
  • Gases
  • WU:  Explain Lab
  • Complete Lab Questions 
       
1/11
  • None
  • Gases
  • WU:  Explain the behavior of gases.
  • Discussion on problem solving steps
  • Example Boyle's Law Problems
  • Boyle's Law Problems
1/12
  • None 
  • Gases
  • WU:  What is Boyle's Law
  • Boyle's Law Problems 
1/13
  • Boyle's Law Problems
  • Gases
  • WU:  What factors do Boyle's Law consider
  • Set Lab:  Boyle's Law 
1/14
  • Lab Quiz
  • Gases
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Boyle's Law 
       
1/4
  • None
  • Mass and Matter
  • WU:  What is the natural world?
  • Discussion on science and the natural world.
  • Listing of biotic and abiotic factors 
1/5
  • None
  • Mass and Matter
  • WU:  What is biotic and abiotic?
  • Discussion on atoms and elements
  • Diagrams of atoms 
1/6
  • None
  • Mass and Matter
  • WU:  What are the 3 parts of an atom
  • Discussion on molecules
  • Begin video "Hunting the Elements"  
1/7
  • None
  • Mass and Matter 
  • WU:  None
  • Continue Video 
       
11/30
  • None
  • Solar System
  • Research Project
12/1
  • None
  • Solar System
  • Research Project
12/2
  • None
  • Solar System
  • Research Project
12/3
  • None
  • Solar System
  • Research Project
       
11/16
  • None
  • Planets
  • WU:  Explain the difference between inner and outer planets
  • Discussion on the outer planets 
11/17
  • None
  • Planets
  • WU:  Explain the outer planets
  • Discussion on other solar objects
  • Set Planet Activity 
11/18
  • None
  • Planets
  • WU:  List 3 other objects in space
  • Planet Activity 
11/19
  • None
  • Planets
  • WU:  Gather Material
  • Planet Activity 
       
11/09
  • Review Guide 
  • Earth and Moon
  • WU:  Questions
  • Earth and Moon Exam 
11/10
  • None
  • Planets
  • WU:  What is our solar system like
  • Review exams
  • Intro to solar system 
11/11
  • None
  • Planets
  • WU:  Explain the types of planets
  • Discussion on inner planets 
11/12
  • None
  • Planets
  • WU:  Explain the inner planets
  • Discussion on the outer planets 
       
11/02
  • None 
  • Earth and Moon 
  • WU:  Explain why we see one side of the moon
  • Discussion on moon phases
  • Begin moon phase diagrams 
11/03
  • None 
  • Earth and Moon 
  • WU:  List the moon phases
  • Complete diagrams
  • Brain Break--Balancing Activity 
11/04
  • Moon phases 
  • Earth and Moon 
  • WU:  Explain 5 of the moon phases
  • Discussion on eclipses
  • Eclipse Diagrams 
11/05 
  • None 
  • Earth and Moon 
  • WU:  Explain lunar and solar eclipse
  • Discussion on space travel
  • Complete diagrams 
       
10/26
  • None
  • Earth and Moon  
  • WU:  Explain a time zone
  • Complete time zone activity packet 
10/27
  • Time zone activity packet
  • Earth and Moon
  • WU:  Explain how the moon and Earth move
  • Discussion on moon movement
  • Brain Break--Walk and Talk:  Why does the moon look different at various times
  • Movement of the moon demo 
10/28
  • None
  • Earth and Moon
  • WU:  Explain how the moon moves
  • Discussion on moon phases
  • Begin moon phase diagrams 
10/29
  • None
  • Earth and Moon 
  • WU:  List the moon phases
  • Complete moon phases diagrams 
       
10/19
  • None 
  • Moon
  • WU:  Explain how the moon and earth move
  • Discuss on rotation and movement
  • Movement of the moon demo 
10/20
  • None
  • Moon
  • WU:  Explain how the moon moves
  • Discussion on moon phases
  • Moon phase diagrams 
10/21
  • None
  • Moon 
  • WU:  List the moon phases
  • Discussion on space travel
  • Moon phases 
10/22
  • None
  • Moon 
  • WU:  Why is space travel important
  • Discussion on space travel
  • Moon phases 
       
10/12
  • Weather Projects 
  • Atmosphere
  • WU :  Explain one of your storms
  • Test Review 
10/13
  • Review Questions 
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Questions
  • Test 
10/14
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Explain the movement of the Earth and Moon
  • Discussion on earth rotation and  movement
  • Movement of the moon 
10/15
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Explain rotation and revolution
  • Discussion on moon phases
  • Moon phase diagrams 
       
10/5
  • Research Topics 
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Research 
10/6
  • Research Topics
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Gather Materials
  • Research
  • Begin Weather Review 
10/7
  • None 
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Questions
  • Test Review 
10/8
  • Exam 
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Questions
  • Exam 
       
9/28
  • Research Topics
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Research topics
  • Discussion on research topis
  • Begin research 
9/29
  • None 
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Gather materials
  • Research 
9/30
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • No class 
10/1
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Gather materials
  • Research 
       
9/21
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Explain how high and low pressure impacts weather
  • Weather related tools
  • Worksheet #3 
9/22
  • Worksheet #3
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Explain 2 pieces of weather equipment
  • Discussion on weather station symbols 
9/23
  • Worksheet #4
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Explain how read station symbols
  • Worksheet #4 and #5 
9/24
  • Worksheet Completed Packet
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Explain what a severe storm is 
  • Discussion on Severe Storms
  • Set Activity:  Severe Stroms 
       
9/8
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Complete Questions
  • Discussion on pressure and altitude
  • Discussion on the water cycle 
9/9
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  Explain why the water cycle is important
  • Water Cycle descriptions 
9/10
  • Water Cycle Descriptions 
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  List and explain 5 water cycle processes
  • Discussion on type of clouds
  • Cloud diagram study sheet 
9/11
  • None
  • Atmosphere
  • WU:  List and explain 3 types of clouds
  • Continue cloud descriptions 
       
9/1
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Rd pgs 373 - 379
  • Pass out books 
  • Set Vocab. CW
  • Complete Earth Structure Diagram 
9/2
  • Earth Structure Diagram 
  • Atmosphere 
  • WU:  Rd pgs 380 - 383
  • Introduce the Earth's atmosphere
  • Complete Vocab. CW 
9/3
  • Vocab. CW 
  • Atmosphere 
  • WU:  List the layers of the atmosphere and some of the changes that happen between them
  • Discussion on the lower atmospheric layers
  • Answer questions pgs 373 - 379 

 

9/4
  • None 
  • Atmosphere 
  • WU:   Explain why the atmosphere is so important
  • Discussion on the upper atmospheric layers
  • Answer questions pgs 380 -383 
       
8/24
  • Class Syllabus
  • Binder and Divider 
  • Scientific Equipment
  • WU:  Describe 10 new pieces of equipment
  • Review for equipment review quiz 
8/25
  • Equipment ID quiz
  • Scientific Equipment
  • WU:  Question on equipment
  • Equipment ID quiz
  • Discussion on the Earth's core 
8/26
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Describe each of the 3 main layers of the Earth
  • Discussion on topography
  • Brain break
  • Pass out text books 
8/27
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Explain topography
  • Discussion on landforms
  • Brain break
  • Begin diagram of major land form regions 
       
8/17 
  • None 
  • Introduction 
  • Discussion on Syllabus and Procedures
  • Notebook Setup (Due 8/24) 
  • Video on the Earth Introduction 
8/18 
  • None 
  • Introduction to Earth
  • Scientific Equipment 
  • Warm Up:  What are 5 interesting things about the Earth
  • Discussion on basic Earth Design
  • Begin Scientific Equipment Study 
8/19 
  • None 
  • Introduction to Earth
  • Scientific Equipment 
  • Warm Up:  What are 5 pieces of equipment
  • Discussion on Earth Layers
  • Continue Equipment Study 
8/20
  • None
  • Introduction to Earth
  • Scientific Equipment 
  • Warm Up:  What are 10 pieces of equipment and there function
  • Complete Equipment Study
  • Equipment Review 

 

 

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