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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

posted by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated ]

Do Now:   
1. Pick up your science notebook & a calculator.
2. On your Do Now page, write today's date and complete the following:
If we shrunk down the planets using the same scale as our outdoor solar system model (1 sheet of TP : 22,505,000 km), how big would the Earth be in TP? 
(actual size of Earth is on your HW from last night- take it out!)

Today's Goals:
 SCALE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM!   Wrapping up our adventures in SCALE!
 
Homework: 
Space Pen Pals GRAVITY Slides are due FRIDAY. 
Gravity/Scale Quiz FRIDAY. Study Guide HERE.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

posted Oct 18, 2017, 3:53 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:   
1. Pick up your science notebook & a calculator.
2. On your Do Now page, write today's date and complete the following:
If the Moon is about a quarter million miles away, and the Sun is 93 million miles away.... if it takes about three days to get to the Moon, how long would it take to get to the Sun???   (hint: set up a proportion!)

Today's Goals:
 SCALE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM!   Heading outside to build a SCALE model of the solar system.
 
Homework: 
Scale Practice HW (HONORS version HERE)
Space Pen Pals GRAVITY Slides are due FRIDAY. 
Gravity/Scale Quiz FRIDAY. Study Guide HERE.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

posted Oct 17, 2017, 3:54 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 7:49 AM ]

Do Now:     Did you see the BEAUTIFUL moon this morning with Venus????
1. Pick up your science notebook.
2. Take out your Gravity Slides planning to be checked!
2. On your Do Now page, write today's date and complete the following:
If Earth is about 13,000km across and Jupiter is 143,000km across, about how many Earths could fit across Jupiter's equator? (think logically, shouldn't need a calculator!) 

Today's Goals:
Space Pen Pals: Gravity Slides group work today! 
Last topic in Astronomy: SCALE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM!   (Back to this tomorrow! Be prepared to go outside.)
 
Homework: 
Space Pen Pals GRAVITY Slides are due FRIDAY. 
Gravity/Scale Quiz FRIDAY. Study Guide HERE

Monday, October 16th, 2017

posted Oct 16, 2017, 3:55 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                 
1. Pick up your science notebook.
2. Turn in your Gravity Lab (in class' bin)
3. On your Do Now page, write today's date and complete the following:
Match the fruit (Cantaloupe, Grape, Honeydew, Lime) 
to the planet (Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune). 

Today's Goals:
Last topic in Astronomy: SCALE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM!
 
Homework: 

Friday, October 13th, 2017

posted Oct 13, 2017, 3:51 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 4:32 AM ]

Do Now:                    SPOOOOOOOOKY FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!!   Do you have Triskaidekaphobia?
1. Pick up your science notebook.
2. Take out your Gravity Review HW worksheet to be checked!
2. On your Do Now page, write today's date and complete the following: 
If an elephant is floating somewhere out in our solar system, will it experience gravity?

Today's Goals:
Finishing up the GRAVITY LAB.   (honors lab here)
 
Homework: 
Gravity Lab due Monday (links above)

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

posted Oct 12, 2017, 3:50 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 4:22 AM ]

Do Now:                    
1. Pick up your science notebook and a calculator.
2. On your Do Now page, write today's date and complete the following: 
I weigh less on the moon because....

Today's Goals:
 GRAVITY. What is it? What determines its strength?
Then, we start the GRAVITY LAB.   (honors lab here)
 
Homework: 
Seasons Slides due Friday

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

posted Oct 11, 2017, 4:18 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                    
1. Pick up your science notebook.
2. Take out your Gravity Formatives HW worksheet.
3. On your Do Now page, write today's date and complete the following: 
Explain gravity (to a 4th grader). 

Today's Goals:
Let's kick off our studies of GRAVITY. What is it? What determines its strength?
 
Homework: 
Seasons Slides due Friday

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 4:02 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 4:18 AM ]

Do Now:                    
1. Pick up your science notebook.
2. Take out your Seasons planning worksheet
3. Compare and contrast with answers from your Seasons Quiz (handed out at door). Do you have the correct information to teach your pen pals? 

Today's Goals:
1. Let's discuss your quizzes. 
2. Work with your learning team to teach your pen pals the REASONS for the SEASONS!   (Google Classroom)
 
Homework: 
Gravity Formatives HW worksheet due tomorrow!
Seasons Slides due Friday

Friday, October 6th, 2017

posted Oct 6, 2017, 3:39 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 3:51 AM ]

Do Now:                    
1. Pick up your science notebook.
2. Take out your Seasons Review HW.
2. Grab a buddy and compare answers! Quiz today on Seasons! 

Today's Goals:
QUIZ TODAY to show you know the REASONS for the SEASONS!
 
Homework: 
SPP Seasons planning worksheet due TUESDAY. 

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

posted Oct 5, 2017, 3:52 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                    
1. Pick up your science notebook.
2. Grab a sticky note from the front counter, write your name and: 
One thing I am still wondering about the Moon, Earth or Sun is...


Today's Goals:
Let's discuss the importance of healthy scientific debate. Then we will explore and bust the myths surrounding the REASONS for the SEASONS!
 
Homework: 
Seasons Quiz Fri 10/6 (Click here for Study Guide)

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