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Lessons by date/description:

August 15 - 17, 2018
Week 1
- Classroom basics, introduction to lab safety and problem solving.  Online password: NY2018BSMS

August 20 - 23, 2018
Week 2
- Lab 1-1 The Confetti Canon - Where we look at the value of science and answer big questions about innovation.
Online password: CANONS823

August 27 - 31, 2018
Week 3
- Lab 1-1 The Confetti Canon - Graphing and Concusion, Notebook Assessment 1-1 and the introduction to Lab 2-1.
Online password: NBREADY829

September 4 - 7, 2018
Week 4
- Introduction to Lab 2-1 and weekly notebook work
Online password: INFINITEANDBEYOND97

September 10 - 14, 2018
Week 5
- Conclusion to lab 2-1, Introduction to Lab 3-1 and notebook assessment 2-1
Online password: LOOKGRAVITY911

September 17 - 21, 2018
Week 6
- Conclusion to lab 3-1 and graphing are due this week.  We begin planning and finish construction of the cereal box gravity coasters.  Models will be provided in class - Students are permitted to work on them at home if needed.  Quiz 5-1 on Friday will include a mastery check.
Online password: RCCHALLENGE927

September 24 - 28, 2018
Week 7
- Teacher's notebook review, completed coasters and testing and we start talking science fair projects and thermal energy.
Online password: THERMALLABS926

October 1 - 3, 2018
Week 8
- We will complete the thermal lab observation (Lab4-1) and move onto experimental design for science fair.
Online password: FALLBREAK104106

October 8 - 12, 2018
Week 9
- We are still working on Lab 4-1 but will complete our observation this week and move onto our first quarter 2 Lab 2-1.  Students must have their completed experimental design, materlas lists and methods for data collection done by 10/22.
Online password: ENDQTR11012

October 15 - 19, 2018
Week 10
- We are finishing up Lab 2-1 this week.  Science fair is in full swing.  All students should be starting experimentation/data collection in the next week.  If you have not found a science fair project, or need help with design you need to see me ASAP!
Online password: CO2LAB1018

October 22 - 26, 2018
Week 11
- We Data/collection gets extended time, and evidences will be acceptable (pictures, data tables, survey data).  We will complete the end of ther thermal labs with a thermal project SOS ICE.  Graphing and conclusions for the CO2 lab as well as notebook assessment 2-1.
Online password: SOSICE1022

October 29 - November 2, 2018
Week 12
- We Finishing up SOSICE this week and then focus work on population studies.  Girls vs. Boys - "The Best Test", we take a look at motor-skills and handeye coordination by gender.  Using proper sampling, and isolating variables.
Online password: POPSTUDY1031

November 6 - 9, 2018
Week 13
- We continue working in our population study this week.  Large amounts of data need lots of attention.  We focus in on error, and validity.  Science fair evidences are due Wednesday and projects are due in just under three weeks.
Online password: WHOWINS118

November 12 - 16, 2018
Week 14
- We will finish up our science fair model labs this week, and begin a new unit in Chemistry.  The main event (of course) is science fair and continued progress on student projects.  If stdents need assistance they only need ask!  Tutoring is Wednesdays 4:00 - 5.
Online password: CHEMISTRY101?

November 19 - 20, 2018
Week 15
- With only two school days remaining before science fair results are due in class, we will spend this week reviewing conclusions and preparing for lab and building the final presentations.  Students should have grade sheets returned this week; parents ask to see your students grade sheets if they have not taken the time to share them with you.
Online password: GIVINGTHANKS1122

November 26 - 30, 2018
Week 16
- We have a few days left before science fair projects will be presented in class.  This week will specifically focus on that task.  Students should all be finishing up results, graphs and reporting data for their power point presentations.  If you need assistance Wednesday is afterschool tutoring.
Online password: SCIENCERESULTS1129

December 3 - 7, 2018
Week 17
- This week we wrap up science fair - for now.  Students will be asked to hold onto all of their work as we will be coming back to their work later in the year.  We have our first district TCT this week - students will recognize the format as we have been practicing it all year when we interpret lab results.
Online password: MENDELEEV127

December 10 - 14, 2018
Week 18
- This is our last full week before the long winter break.  We conclude the semester with chemistry and the Electrolysis Lab.  Our final notebook assessment is this week, please prepare accordingly.  Friday's quiz will once again include elements from the periodic table (1-20) studying is not optional if you want to pass these assessments.
Online password: ELECTROLYSIS1214

December 17 - 19, 2018
Week 19
- We conclude the semester with our periodic table elements tests (1-25), completing our atomic models and a short measurements lab.
Online password: WINTERBREAK2018

January 3 - 4, 2019
Week 20
- We will use our short week to get back into our routine and review the classroom expectations as well as do some goal setting.  Next week we return to chemistry and lab 3-1 (electrolysis).
Online password: NEWYEAR142019

January 7 - 11, 2019
Week 21
- Chemistry lab 3-1 (electrolysis) will involve one of the more hands-on lab series that we have completed thus far including building an apparatus for capturing reactive gases as well as safely testing those samples and identifying an elements charge.
Online password: H2OGOBOOM11119

January 14 - 18, 2019
Week 22
- We conclude chemistry this week with a review of the electrolysis lab conclusion and graph.  We begin ecosystems in a new ecology unit.  This week students will work in a lab simulator to understand the impacts of population change in an ecosystem.
Online password: ECOSIMLAB1819

January 22 - 25, 2019
Week 23
- We will finish up the eco-simulator lab, and then work on an application mystery to determine how limiting factors can help explain why changes in ecosystems occur.  Quiz on Friday.
Online password: SHARPSHOOTER2520

January 28 - February 1, 2019
Week 24
- Our study of ecology continues with the conclusion of the Texas Mosquito Mystery presentations as well as the quiz we missed last Friday.  This week will be our second notebook assessment - be sure and have all your notebook work up to date.
Online password: MOSQUITOMYSTERY21

February 4 - 8, 2019
Week 25
- We will wrap up the Texas Mosquito Mystery this week, and complete the second notebook assessment for the quarter.  Gradesheets are due back on Tuesday as I will be out of the office on Monday 2/11 for a doctor's appointment.  New lab starts Thursday (Tenebrio Lab) and we have our quiz as usual to wrap up the week. 
Online password: MOSQUITOMYSTERY21

February 11 - 15, 2019
Week 26
- I will be out Monday - Upon return we get right back into the Tenebrio Lab.  We will end the week with our 3-6 mastery review quiz.
Online password: APOCALYPSE1519

February 19 - 22, 2019
Week 27
- A short week - Students score the TEnebrio Lab and then complete small group mini-lessons on biogeochemical cycles.  This week is the teacher's notebook assessment, students need to make sure they bring all their required materials to class.  Grade sheets go home Friday 2/22.
Online password: BIOGEOCHEMICAL2220

February 25 - March 1, 2019
Week 28
- Students end ecology and begin a short unit on biology.  Students should collect throw away materials for the 3D cell project, and buckle down on their study time.  The materials being covered require focused study - anyone who choses to be good at science, can be.
Online password: ECOENDINGS3119

March 4 - 8, 2019
Week 29
- This week begins our new unit in Biology.  Students will build a 3D cell model out of recycled materials to help demonstrate the microscopic worlds that exist inside our own bodies.  Students will hae their final notebook assessment this week for the 3rd quarter - and the cell structure and function test this Friday.
Online password: CELLVR82019

March 11 - 15, 2019
Week 30
- We will complete cell models presentations, and then follow-up with the organelles test.  As soon as it is complete we will begin mitosis and flip-book animations.  Students need to return grade sheets signed on Monday.
Online password: MITOSISFB1519

March 18 - 22, 2019
Week 31
- Mitosis test this week - Complete the flip books and the test is easy.  We will begin genetics this week, and have lots to talk about ethics in science.  Get your grade sheet signed and cash in on Wegerbux!
Online password: GENETICMONSTERS32219

March 25 - 29, 2019
Week 32
- Monster genetics this week and then Spring Break.  We will be back on April 8th and begin a force and physics unit before we get into State Testing review. 
Online password: MENDELG329

April 8 - 12, 2019
Week 33
- We wrap up biology and genetics this week.  Notebooks need to be ready for our second notebook assessment, we will begin a more intense unit in physics coming up next week. 
Online password: MUTATIONS41219

April 15 - 19, 2019
Week 34 - This week we take a closer look at the physical laws that govern our understanding of the universe, and we smash a bunch of stuff.  There will be a quiz on Friday, be sure and keep your notebooks up to date. 
Online password: SMASHIT1920

April 22 - 26, 2019
Week 35 - Accelerations and friction / Track Lab.  There will be a quiz on Friday, be sure and keep your notebooks up to date. 
Online password: MATCHBOX426

April 29 - May 3, 2019
Week 36 - Accelerations and friction / Continued.  Teacher's notebook review and there will be a quiz on Friday, be sure and keep your notebooks up to date. 
Online password: HOTWHEELS5319

May 6 - 10, 2019
Week 37 - We finish up the acceleration lab and begin physics application EDSA lab this week - next week is KPREP state testing
Online password: HUMPTYDUMPTY92019

May 13 - 17, 2019
Week 38 - We are taking the KPREP test this week - All efforts will be to ensure students have a fair balanced schedule so they can focus on the state test - regular scheduled activities will resume May 20
Online password: KPREP2019!

May 20 - 24, 2019
Week 39- This is the last week of lesson plans, we will conclude the year with our final lab (Egg Drop) and then take our science final. 
Online password: END201819

*Lesson plans are updated every Saturday/Sunday - It is not required, however students are encouraged to prepare the notebook before class