Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Homework:  Study for tomorrows's quiz.

Today in Class:

Just another "Phases Song"




Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse Geometry



Solar Eclipse


David Copperfield "The Tides"

Tides Explanation

Interactive Tides Web Site

Tides

Phases of the Moon, Eclipses, and Tides
1.  Explain what causes us to see phases of the moon
2.  Complete a moon phase diagram.
3.  Describe the factors that cause solar and lunar eclipses.
4.  Completing an eclipse diagram
5.  Describe the factors that cause the tides
6.  Complete a diagram that demonstrates an understanding of the tides


Absent Students:
You will need to pick up copies of the diagrams completed in class today as well as click on each of the links above.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Homework:  Moon Phases, Eclipses and Tides Quiz on Thursday.

Warm up:







Moon Phases Diagrams

Space View 


Phases Review Animation


This Today's Class Links:

Phases Song

Misconceptions video

Solar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Solar and Lunar Eclipse Simulator

We will be working on the "Phases of the Moon" webquest today.

Begin the webquest by clicking on the following link:  http://mrscienceut.net/phasesofthemoonwebquest.html
You may work in groups of 2 or 3.  Each participant will need their own packet.

Absent Students:  Pick up an eclipse diagram worksheet when you get back and click on the links above to learn more about eclipses.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Homework:  Study your moon phases diagram

This Week in Science:  Phases of the Moon, Eclipses, and Tides
1.  Explain what causes us to see phases of the moon
2.  Complete a moon phase diagram.
3.  Describe the factors that cause solar and lunar eclipses.
4.  Completing an eclipse diagram
5.  Describe the factors that cause the tides
6.  Complete a diagram that demonstrates an understanding of the tides


Today's links:

Moon Phases Song

Moon Phases Activity

Moon Phases Interactive Diagram

Absent Students:
You will need to complete the "Moon Phases" activity.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Homework:  None

Today in Class:

Seasons Quiz

Edmentum
1.  Power Standard 1
2.  Power Standard 2

3.  Moon Scale and Guide

4.  Venus mapping extra credit

Absent Students: Study for your Quiz

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Homework:  Complete the four (hand drawn) diagrams that we started today in class.  Diagrams of the seasons must include axis tilt, season labels and beginning date for each season.  Study for Thursday's season quiz.

Today in Class:
Seasons
Edmentum Power Standards
**Extra Credit**  Everyone that completes power standard 1 by passing the mastery test and earning a green star will receive 5 extra credit points if it is completed by the end of the school day on 12/16.

Absent Students:
You will need to pick up a copy of the homework when you return to school.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Homework:  Students can rewatch the Bill Nye clip and watch the seasons crash course clip.  They can also review what they completed on the worksheet today.

Today in Class:

Bill Nye (Seasons)

Seasons: Crash Course

We used the web site below to complete a worksheet that will help students understand how the revolution of earth and its tilt impact the amount of solar radiation that different parts of the earth receive.  We will finish the activity on Monday.

Seasons Simulator

Edmentum Power Standards
**Extra Credit**  Everyone that completes power standard 1 by passing the mastery test and earning a green star will receive 5 extra credit points if it is completed by the end of the school day on 12/23.

Absent Students:
Take a look at the seasons simulator and pick up the worksheet when you get back.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Homework:  Work on Power Standard 1 if you have not completed it.

Today in Class:

Revolution Quiz

Academic Contract Link

Edmentum Power Standard 1

EDpuzzle

Absent Students:
Be prepared to take the quiz upon your return.

Special Note:  This email was sent out through Skyward yesterday.

Dear Parents and Guardians,


I’m writing you today asking that you take a moment of your valuable time and check your child’s grades with them.  As the holidays approach, many students become distracted and their grades drop.  Please remind them that every day in school counts and that there will only be 2 weeks left in the marking period when we return from the break.  Because of this, it is very difficult to raise the grade after the holidays.


There are several things that students can do to improve their science grade before the end of the marking period.  
  1. Retake quizzes on which they scored low.
  2. Make sure to complete all homework and classwork on time.
  3. Begin preparation for the 50 point astronomy test that will be given during the final week of the marking period.


Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your time with your children,


Larry Fisher
8th Grade EYMS Science

*You can keep up with what is happening in science class by visiting www.easternyorkscienceclass.blogspot.com  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Homework:  Study for tomorrow's quiz on "revolution".

Today in Class:

CDT Testing

Absent Students:
You will be scheduled for make-up CDT testing.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Homework:  Students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the items listed below.  There will be a quiz covering "Revolution" on Thursday.

Today in Class:

Revolution and the seasons

*1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAjQ_FvHcTY&feature=related - This is an example of an incorrect explanation of the seasons that can be found on youtube.  Can you find the MISTAKES?

*2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcquRMaVSKU&feature=related - Longer more detailed explanation of the seasons.  This video also does a nice job of displaying the tropics.


Helpful Websites:

Seasons Simulator

Seasons and hours of daylight

Revolving Earth Animation

Interactive Seasons- Begin with the introduction tab

Your Age on Other Planets (Revolution)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Homework:  Students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the items listed below.

Today in Class:

Define revolution.

Describe the revolution of the Earth.

Describe the revolution of the Moon.

Describe the revolution of the planets in our solar system.


Absent Students:
Complete the descriptions above using your textbook and the internet.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Homework:  None

Today in Science Class:
1.  Turn in the Efferdent Lab if you haven't already done so.
2.  Complete Power Standard 1 (Weather) in Edmentum.

Absent Students:  Complete Power Standard 1 (Weather) in Edmentum.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Homework:  The Efferdent Lab is due this Tomorrow.

Today in Science Class:
1.  Rotation Quiz
2.  Work on Power Standard 2 in Edmentum.

Absent Students:  Be prepared to take the "Rotation" quiz when you return.