This week we are building on concepts learned last week. You can refer to last week's blog for resources. Today and tomorrow students are making models of the soil horizons (or layers) and playing the games that students recently created. Wednesday and Thursday, we will be learning about soil conservation and doing a soil conservation challenge. Friday we will review for Monday's unit 3 test.
Students should be studying the unit vocabulary nightly. Students will be given a study guide on Wednesday that needs to be completed by Friday to go over in class. Money and permission slips are also due by Friday.
Classroom Needs: Kleenex, copy paper, rulers, colored pencils
Fieldtrip permission slips and payment for our trip to Tellus Museum are due no later than Friday, November 4.
Students are required to have a Science notebook/folder that has 3 prongs (or rings) and pockets for handouts. I am doing notebook checks this week, and there will be a notebook grade that will be a part of this progress reporting period.
In Class: This week in Science, students are learning about erosion, deposition, soil and soil conservation and completing guided notes for each of these topics. You may click on the links below to review the powerpoint presentations on these topics. Students may also watch the videos again as a review. Username and password are both "ecobb". Students will receive a vocabulary list this week to help them study for the Rock Cycle and Soil unit test which students will take next week. Please review the vocabulary list nightly.
Homework: Purchase and organize a Unit 3 notebook/folder if you haven't already done so- due by Friday. Study vocabulary nightly (link is above in "In Class" section). You can set a goal of learning 5 words per night, and/or you can make flashcards to practice, or make a memory matching game with them. I suggest reveiwing powerpoints and videos as well so that you are prepared for the test next week.
Erosion Guided Notes page
Deposition Guided Notes page
Soil Powerpoint 1
Soil Powerpoint 2
Soil Powerpoint 3
Soil Guided Notes page
Soil Layers Edible Activity
Study Jams video: Weathering vs. Erosion
In Class: This week students are sharing their rock cycle games and stories with their classmates. They are also learning about erosion and soil. Related resources are below and on the sidebar.
This week, students have been taking a deeper look at the rock cycle. They are currently working on a rock cycle project that should be completed in class on Friday. If students do not finish, they may take it home and finish over the weekend. Projects are due no later than Monday 10/17. Click here for project directions and scoring rubric.
Students took notes on weathering. The Weathering Powerpoint can be found in the menu on the right. Click on the Guided Notes page (blank) or Guided Notes page (complete) for an outline of the presentation.
Today in Class: Students read about chemical and mechanical weathering and answered questions related to their reading.
Today in Class: We reviewed the answers to yesterday's test. Scores have been posted. Any student receiving below a 70% may retake the test tomorrow during class. Students may also retake previous quizzes and tests for which they have scored below a 70%. These will be the last grades recorded for this grading period.
Homework: Study for quizz and test retakes; complete any missing work to turn in tomorrow. If uncertain about what work needs to be made up, please e-mail me.
Today in Class: Students visited the following sites as part of a review of the concepts learned in this unit:
Today in Class: Students learned about metamorphic rocks and completed the Guided Notes page. The grading period ends this week. I will be administering make up quizzes/tests and retests on Friday. If your student needs to take/retake a quiz or test, he she needs to study this week and be ready on Friday.