Monday: Review for the Mineral Test (play various games including Head Bands & 20 Questions); Review answer for the study guide (**HW: Study for Mineral Test**)
AC:Review Study Guide and ch. 3 section 3 portion of the study guide; complete game review (**HW: Study for Mineral Test)
Tuesday: Mineral Unit Test; complete ch. 4 vocabulary after the test (**HW: Complete ch. 4 vocab)
AC: Mineral Unit Test (with essay); complete ch. 4 and additional term vocabulary assignment (**HW: Complete the ch. 4 & extended assignment vocabulary)
Wednesday: Read Rocks: An Intro Reading and complete the guided questions that correlate to the reading; Read ch. 4, section 1 aloud (p. 90-97); Complete guided reading questions from the text (**HW: Study notes & all vocab terms)
AC: Read and Intro reading about Rocks; complete the reading of ch. 4, section 1; complete the guided reading and activity (ALL independently)(**HW: Study notes & vocab)
Thursday: Complete the ch. 4 Rock notes complete with illustrations and mind map images (**HW: Study notes & vocab)
AC: Complete notes & create a mind map about the types of rocks and generalized information (**HW: Study notes & vocab)
Friday:Rock Cycle graphic organizer completion; Create your own Rock Cycle illustration (**HW: Complete the rock cycle illustration in COLOR!**)
AC: Rock Cycle graphic organizer & explanation; create your own version of the rock cycle with colorful illustration and essay explaining the stages of the cycle and how it works. (**HW: Complete the rock cycle illustration in color along with the essay explaining the way the rock cycle works!**)
Here are some links to sites that will help you as you work on your Most Wanted Minerals Poster Project. Be sure to choose only 1 mineral to research and complete your project on. It MUST have color, a picture from the internet (preferably in color if possible), and Spelling & Neatness DO COUNT!
Most Wanted Minerals
As Daniell’s top investigative geologist, you must construct a wanted poster for one of the area’s most hardened criminals … a mineral of your choice. You will need to do a little research to help you create your wanted poster. Use your textbook, notebook, and the Internet. You can find links to several Web sites on the blog. You will need to find properties like hardness, luster, color, etc. to use for your Hardened Criminal's description. Create a "Wanted" poster with a large, colorful "mugshot" and all the data you have collected.
Your poster must include the following parts:
Vital statistics (properties) for your mineral (start at page 800 in textbook):
-Hardness (Mohs Number and what it means)
-Any Special Properties (see page 73 in your book)
-A picture of the mineral (this must be printed off the computer)
Why is your mineral wanted? Explain how your mineral is useful to humans.
Below is the material being covered for this upcoming week. Next to each day is material being covered by the on-level classes and the AC class. There is additional information regarding the AC class in bold posted under the daily material.
Monday: Discuss Fruit Float lab from Friday; ~Begin scientific method discussion; ~Complete graphic organizer (NB #4); ~PowerPoint over various stages of scientific method
~AC Class: students will be given a problem. They must write out the steps and utilize the steps in the scientific method. The problem: will a plant grow better sitting in the sunlight or shade? Explain through the scientific method
Homework: All classes should review notes. (On-level: complete notes using the powerpoint above); (AC: complete above Scientific Method assignment)
Tuesday: Get textbooks checked out to students; ~Begin observations & inferences if time allows; ~Complete Observation/Inference page one (NB #5)
Homework: All classes (1st-5th) should complete the Inference/Observation sheet if not completed in class. Please COVER your textbook!
Wednesday: Continue Discussion over Inference vs. observation; ~Complete inference and observations sheet in class (NB #6); ~Discuss answers in class; ~Quantitative vs. Qualitative discussion and examples (illustrated on the SMART board); ~Notecard Activity
Homework: Complete the Safety Symbol What does it Mean activity
AC Homework: Complete the Safety Symbol What does it Mean/What Can I Do? activity
R: Lab Safety; ~Safety in the Lab handout (NB#7); ~discussion of lab safety rules from examples provided through hot seat
AC class: create a quick skit to reenact one of the posted lab safety rules and share with the class. The class must be able to correctly identify the lab safety rule
Homework: All classes (1st-5th) should review & study for the Intro to Earth Science test
F: Review for Intro to Earth Science test; ~Take the test; ~gradethe tests in class