Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday 6-21-17

Reminder: Last day of school (6/23) is an early release!

In-Class:
Warm Up – Discussion
AM – Finish GATTACA
Geoscenario Project
- finish research
- begin timelines

Homework:
No homework.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday 6-20-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Chromebooks
Geoscenario Introduction
- Interest Survey
AM – Appreciate the Arts
PM - Finish GATTACA

Homework:
No homework.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday 6-19-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Be ready for quiz
Science Quiz
Science Lab
- volcanoes

Homework:
No homework.


Friday 6-16-17

In-Class:
Movie - GATTACA

Homework:
No homework

Thursday 6-15-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Function or not? Graphs
Review Homework 
“Plan an Afternoon” Project
- piece-wise function
Igneous Rocks
- formation
- properties

Homework:
#135
Finish ‘Plan an Afternoon Project’

Requirements:
Takes place over the course of 4-6 hours
Includes at least 5 different activities
x-axis is time (in hours)
y-axis can be a variable of your choice, but it must work for each activity (plan ahead!)
Graph will be on a poster size paper

Write-Up: On separate paper
Describe your day using words (use ‘heart rate monitoring’ as inspiration if needed)
Write a piece-wise function for your afternoon 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday 6-14-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Function or not?
Review Homework 
"Plan an Afternoon" Project
- Piece-wise Functions
Plate Tectonics
- Movement
- Video
- Article

Homework:
#134
Heart Rate Monitoring
- Add part d
d. Write a piece-wise function to describe Serena’s heart rate over the course of her workout


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

GATTACA Parent Information

On Friday I will be with the 8th graders on their Wild Waves trip and students will be watching "GATTACA" in class. This film will address some biology principles, such as nature vs nurture, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, genetic screening, DNA profiling, human rights, and genetic modification (recombinant DNA). As a class, we have researched genetic technologies and this film will add to our ethics discussions.

I have included the synopsis and rating information below. If you do not wish to allow your student to see this film please e-mail me at azieske@osd.wednet.edu. The alternate learning experience will be to research issues in bioethics (from internet and library sources) and prepare a short report.


This film is rated "PG13" because of the following:  brief violent images, language, and some sexuality

Synopsis
“There is No Gene for the Human Spirit”
One man defies a system obsessed with genetic perfection.  Ethan Hawke stars as Vincent, an “In-Valid,” who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation.  However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect.  With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent’s dreams steadily unravel.

Tuesday 6-13-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Multiple Representations
Review Homework 
Intro to Functions
- multiple representations
Plate Tectonics 
Convection

Homework:
#133
Handout - Does the function rule fit the scenario?


Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday 6-12-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Think of a number…
Review Homework 
Intro to Functions
Continental Drift

Homework:
#132
U.S. Garbage Task


Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday 6-9-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 75, Problems 18-20
Review Homework 
Finish Toothpick Patterns
Mapping Volcanoes/Earthquakes
- Quick Write

Homework:
No homework.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday 6-8-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 72, Problems 4-5
Review Homework 
Continue Toothpick Patterns
Mapping Volcanoes

Homework:
#131
Pg. 78
Problem 31-35


Wednesday 6-7-17

Substitute Today

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 74, Problems 14-17
Review Homework 
Toothpick Patterns
Heredity and Adaptation Unit Test

Homework:
#130
Pg. 74
Problem 9


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday 6-6-17

Reminder: Science Test tomorrow

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 73, Problems 7-8
Review Homework 
Problem 4.2
Pop+Eco ‘Post Test’
- Compare answers from beginning of year
Log in to Schoology
PM – Finish Genetic Technology Discussion

Homework:
#129
Pg. 70
Problem 2


Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday 6-5-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 59, Problem 17-21
Review Homework 
Problem 3.2
Science Test Review
- Discuss class answers
- Vocabulary
- Group response
PM – Genetic Technology Discussion

Homework:
#128
Pg. 54
Problems 2-4


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday 6-1-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 57, Problem 11
Review Homework 
Finish Problem 3.1
Science Test Review
PM – Finish Genetic Technology Discussion

Homework:
#127
Pg. 54
Problem 1

Head start on the data:
Big Goose Creek Kobold/Buffalo Creek
min 5 9
lower q 8 12
median 8.5 13
upper q 9 15
max 13 18


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday 5-31-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Data from 2.4
Review Homework 
AM – Problem 3.1
PM - Finish Problem 2.4 
AM – Decoding Neanderthals 
PM – Genetic Technology Focus Groups

Homework:
AM
#126
Complete all 6 box plots on the same number line

PM
#126
Find the 5-number summary for Site I (length and width) and Site II (length and width)


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday 5-30-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Data from 2.4
Review Homework 
Finish Problem 2.4
Science Quiz
AM – Video 
PM – Finish Problem 2.4 part C

Homework:
#125
AM - Finish Problem 2.4 (all parts)
PM - Finish Problem 2.4 (Parts C and D)


AM Data:
Mean for Movies
5 - 3.6, 2.8, 4.9, 6.6, 5.1, 4.8, 5.8, 4.2, 0.5, 4.2, 5
10 - 4.5, 3.8, 3.95, 3, 4.1, 4.2
30 - 4, 3.8, 4.8, 4, 4.4, 4.9, 3.9, 3.4, 2.1

Median for Movies
5 - 5, 1, 2, 3, 6.2, 2, 4, 4, 3, 4.8
10 - 3, 5, 6, 6, 2.5, 6, 4, 2.5
30 - 3, 3, 2, 3, 3

Mean for Sleep
5 - 7.5, 8.6, 8, 6.86, 9, 8.44, 8, 8.02, 7.9, 7.12, 8.16
10 - 7.8, 8, 7.8, 8.1, 7.54, 7.6
30 - 7.9, 6.9, 9.3, 7.8, 7.3, 10.8, 6.9, 7.6, 7.7

Median for Sleep
5 - 9, 7.58, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7.3, 8, 7.8, 8.25
10 - 7.75, 7.5, 7.8, 8.75, 8, 7.55
30 - 8, 7.4, 8.4, 7.5, 7.5, 8, 7.5, 8, 8.1

PM Data:
Mean for Movies
5 - 3, 4.8, 4.4, 7.4, 1, 4, 3, 3.1, 1.2, 2.8, 5.2
10 - 5, 3.9, 2.3, 8.6, 4.7, 3.8, 2.1, 5, 3.8, 4.7, 4
30 - 3.7, 6.1, 3.3, 5.6, 3.4, 4.7, 3.8

Median for Movies
5 - 3, 2, 5, 4, 3, 1, 1, 3.4, 4, 4
10 - 4, 5, 3.5, 1, 3, 6, 2, 3.5, 4, 4, 4
30 - 4, 2, 3, 4, 3, 4.5

Mean for Sleep
5 - 7.86, 7.96, 8.9, 7.26, 7.86, 8.5, 6.46, 8.02, 7.6
10 - 7.63, 7.92, 8.52, 8.67, 8.56, 7.38, 8.46, 7.42, 7.58, 8.7
30 - 8.2, 7.8, 8.6, 7.1, 8.0, 7.6, 8.0

Median for Sleep
5 - 8, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 7.5, 7, 8, 8, 8
10 - 7.65, 7.65, 7.65, 8.5, 7.5, 9, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 6.3
30 - 8, 8, 8.3, 8, 8.4, 8, 8.1, 8.2




Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday 5-26-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – SBA
Review Homework 
Menu or Khan Academy
AM – Genetic Technology Focus Groups
PM - Genetic Technology Research

Homework:
#124
SBA Review Packet #3


Thursday 5-25-17

Reminder: Science Quiz on Tuesday (natural selection and mutations)

In-Class:
Warm Up – SBA
Review Homework 
Menu or Khan Academy
Article – “Influencing Evolution”
AM - Genetic Technology Research

Homework:
#123
SBA Review Packet #2


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday 5-24-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – SBA
Review Homework 
Menu or Khan Academy
Answer focus question
Article – “What Makes a Scientific Theory”
Article – “Influencing Evolution”

Homework:
#122
SBA Review Packet #1


Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday 5-19-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 39, Problem 20
Review Homework 
Math Quiz
Problem 2.4

AM Only
Finish Article – “Natural Selection”
Watch – “The Origin of Species”

PM Only
7th Grade Assembly 

Homework:
#121
Pg. 39
Problems 21-25


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday 5-18-17

Reminder: Math Quiz tomorrow on box plots and histograms

In-Class:
Warm Up – Volume of Prism
Review Homework 
Problem 2.3 continued
Larkey Natural Selection
Read – “Natural Selection”

Homework:
#120
Pg. 44
Problem 45
- You can change part a to say “samples of 5, 10, and 20 bags”
- Skip part e, we will discuss this in class


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday 5-17-17

Reminder: Science Quiz tomorrow on heredity/punnett squares

In-Class:
Warm Up – Selecting Samples
Review Homework 
SBA Review
- Go over answers from last week’s practice
Natural Selection
Watch – “The Making of the Fittest”

Homework:
No homework.
- Work on 7th grade Khan Academy math tasks.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday 5-16-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 38, Problem 18
Review Homework 
Samples and Populations
- Problem 2.3
Mutations

Homework:
#119
Pg. 37 and 38
Problems 10-15


Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday 5-15-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 38, Problem 17
Review Homework 
Progress Reports Back
Samples and Populations
- Problem 2.2
Science Quiz
Article – Mapping the Human Genome
- discussion

Homework:
#118
Pg. 36 and 37
Problems 5-9


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Friday 5-12-17

Substitute Today

Reminder: Science quiz on Monday

In-Class:
SBA Review
Biodiversity: Wild About Life! DVD

Homework: 
No homework.

Thursday 5-11-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 38, Problem 16
Review Homework 
Progress Reports Out
Samples and Populations
- Problem 2.1
Punnett Squares
Article - “Mendel and Punnett Squares” 

Homework:
#117
Pg. 36
Problems 1-4


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday 5-10-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 22, Problem 27
Review Homework 
Samples and Populations
- Problem 1.4
Revisit Breeding Larkeys
- F3 Generation
Punnett Squares

Homework:
#116
Pg. 20 and 21
Problems 19-24


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday 5-9-17

Reminder: Science Quiz on Monday (5/15)

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 19, Problem 18
Review Homework 
Samples and Populations
- Problem 1.3 continued
Breeding Larkeys
- F2 Generation
- Response Sheet

Homework:
#115
Pg. 22
Problem 26


Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday 5-8-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Look for damage
New books
Review Homework 
Samples and Populations
- Problem 1.3
Breeding Larkeys

Homework:
#114
Pg. 19
Problems 7-17


Friday 5-5-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – New booklets
Review Homework 
Samples and Populations
- Problem 1.2
Larkeys

Homework:
#113
Pg. 17 (in your packet from Thursday)
Problems 3-6
- Make sure you are making quality histograms


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday 5-4-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – New Packet
Review Homework 
Samples and Populations
- Problem 1.1
Features vs Traits
Larkeys

Homework:
#112
Pg. 17 (in your new packet)
Problems 1 and 2
- Make sure you are making quality histograms

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday 5-3-17

In-Class:
AM Only
Warm Up – Spiral Objects
Wheel of Theodorus Art Project

No Homework

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday 5-2-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 53, Problems 3 and 4
Review Homework 
Problem 4.1
Analyzing the Wheel of Theodorus
Cladograms
- Parts of a Model
Dolphins
Finish Article – Tree Thinking

Homework:
#111
Pg. 53
Problems 1 and 2


Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday 5-1-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 39, Problem 12
Review Homework 
Problem 3.4
- Measuring the Egyptian Way
Identify parts of a model
Vocabulary
Cladogram

Homework:
#110
Pg. 38
Problems 5-7


Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday 4-28-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 40, Problem 16 and 17
Review Homework 
Problem 3.3
- Finding Distances
Science Quiz
Horses and Zebras
Alan’s Family Tree

Homework:
#109
Pg. 38 and 39
Problems 3, 4, and 8-11


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday 4-27-17

Reminder: Science Quiz tomorrow

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 40, Problem 15
Review Homework 
Problem 3.2
- A Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
Math Quiz
- Square Roots
Record Sheet 3 and 4
- Due Today

Homework:
#108
Pg. 40
Problems 14 and 18


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday 4-26-17

Math Quiz tomorrow on lengths of segments and the Pythagorean Theorem 

In-Class:
Warm Up – Dot paper, draw right triangle
Review Homework 
Problem 3.1
- The Pythagorean Theorem
Group Quiz
- Use your timelines
Finish Dissection
- Owl Pellets

Homework:
#107
Pg. 38 and 40
Problems 1, 2, and 13


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday 4-25-17

Group science quiz moved to Wednesday (4/26). 

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 24, Problems 25-34
Review Homework 
AM Problem 2.3
PM Finish Problem 2.3
Dissection
- Owl Pellets

Homework:
AM - #106
Pg. 25
Problems 35-38

PM - #106 ½ 
Pg. 26
Problems 39 and 40

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday 4-24-17

Math and Science Quiz on Thursday (4/27)

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 24, Problem 19-24
Review Homework 
AM “Scaling Up the Compost Box” – Revisited
- Project Design Proposal
PM Problem 2.3
Great Transitions Video (link)

Homework:
AM - Answer all "Great Transitions" Questions
PM - #106
Pg. 25
Problems 35-38



Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday 4-21-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Pg. 24, Problem 10
“Scaling Up the Compost Box” – Revisited
- Project Design Proposal

Homework:
No Homework


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday 4-20-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Integers Squared
Review Homework 
Problem 2.2
- Square Roots
Science Quiz
Fish Transitions
- Questioning
- Article

Homework:
#105
Pg. 24
Problems 7-9 and 11-18


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday 4-19-17

In-Class:
Warm Up –New books: pg. 26, problem 41
Review Homework 
Problem 2.1
Finish Article – “Mass Extinctions”

Homework:
#104
Pg. 23
Problems 1-6


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday 4-18-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 69, problem 17
Review Homework 
Math Quiz
Rational Numbers Task
Finish Article – “Fossil Dating”
- Notes and vocab

Homework:
#103
Make a scale drawing of a room
- Needs to be at an appropriate scale
- Fits on a piece of notebooks paper
- Scale is labeled on the paper
- Includes at least 3 objects (also to scale)
- Measure the room and objects to plan your scale drawing


Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday 4-17-17

Reminder: Math Quiz tomorrow (volumes of 3D solids)

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 68, problem 16
Review Homework 
Problem 5.3
- Similarity and Scale Factors
Biodiversity
- Slideshow
- Fossils
- Article

Homework:
#102
Pg. 69
Problems 18+19


Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday 4-14-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 68, problems 10 and 11
Review Homework 
Problem 5.2
- Scaling Up the Compost Box
Science Quiz
Index Fossils
- Questions
- Add to timeline

Homework:
#101
Pg. 68
Problems 12-15


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday 4-13-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 56, problem 17
Review Homework 
Problem 5.1
- Building a Bigger Box
Index Fossils
- Activity 
- Rock Columns 
- Questions

Homework:
#100
Pg. 67
Problems 1 and 8



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday 4-12-17

Reminder: Science Quiz on Friday (rock layers, sedimentary rock formation and composition)

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 54, problem 1
Review Homework 
Problem 4.3
- Melting Ice Cream
Article – “Rocks, Fossils, and Time”
- Take notes
- Add important events to timeline
- Anything not completed is homework

Homework:
#99
Pg. 55
Problems 10 and 11


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday 4-11-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 57, problems 21 and 22
Review Homework 
Comparing Volume
- Cylinder and Cone
- Cylinder and Sphere
Finish Geologic Timeline
Article – “Rocks, Fossils, and Time”

Homework:
#98
Pg. 56
Problems 15 and 16


Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday 4-10-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 60, problem 36
New Quarter Housekeeping
Comparing Volume
- Prism and Pyramid
Geologic Timeline
- Notes
- Activity

Homework:
#97
Pg. 55
Problems 12-14


Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday 3-31-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 41, problem 17
Review Homework 
Problem 3.4
Earth’s Timeline
AM - Coconino Stories
PM – Break down science fair tables

Homework:
No homework. Enjoy the break!

Thursday 3-30-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 41, problem 16
Review Homework 
Problem 3.3
Earth’s Timeline
PM - Coconino Stories

Homework:
#96
Pg. 39
Problems 4-8


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday 3-29-17

Science Fair Expo is tonight. See you at 6pm!

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 40, problem 15
Review Homework 
Problem 3.1
Display Board Set Up and Grading
Intro to Fossils

Homework:
#95
Pg. 38
Problem 1


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday 3-28-17

Reminder: Science Fair Expo is tomorrow evening 6pm-8pm

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 84, problem 36
Review Homework 
New Books – Covering and Surrounding
Math Quiz
Display Board Set Up and Grading
Intro to Fossils
- observations

Homework:
No homework.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday 3-27-17

Reminder: Inequalities Quiz tomorrow (3/28)

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 84, problems 34 and 35
Review Homework 
Problem 5.3
AM - Intro to Fossils
PM - Set up display boards + evaluate

Homework:
#94
Pg. 82
Problems 22-25


Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday 3-24-17

Reminder: Math Quiz next Tuesday on Inequalities

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 82, problems 1-5
Review Homework 
6.3f Self-Assessment and Practice
Science Fair Presentations

Homework:
#93
Pg. 94+95
Problems 1-4


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday 3-23-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 16, problem 23
Review Homework 
Problem 3.3
Science Fair Presentations

Homework:
#92
Pg. 17 (Monday’s packet)
Problems 24-28


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday 3-22-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – pg. 77, problems 1-5
Review Homework 
Multiply by a Negative
Science Fair Presentations

Homework:
#91
Pg. 81
Problems 1-12


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday 3-21-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – 3(𝑥+2)>7
Review Homework 
Solve and Graph Inequalities
Practice Time for Presentations
Science Fair Presentations

Homework:
#90
Pg. 76
Problems 1-12

Preparing for our presentations:




Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday 3-20-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – 2𝑥+3>7
Problem 3.1 and 3.2
- Inequalities
Science Quiz
Work on Science Fair Components
- Print time
- Work time

Homework:
#89
Pg. 14
Problems 1-6


Science Fair Expo

Science Fair Expo

Reminder that the Science Fair Expo Night is coming soon and you are highly encouraged to attend.

The Science Fair Expo night is on Wednesday, March 29th, from 6-8pm. We will meet in the cafeteria for a quick welcome, then students will be presenting their research. 

7th graders will be presenting their tri-fold boards in the hallway from 6:15-6:45pm.
8th graders will be presenting in classrooms from 6:45-7:45pm.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday 3-17-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – 𝑥+3>7
AM - Art of Pi Project Presentations
Work on Display Board Components
- Print time

Homework:
Make any final edits to your display board and final report. Both are due on Monday. 


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday 3-16-17

Reminder: Science Quiz tomorrow (3/17)

In-Class:
Warm Up – 𝑥>7
Review Homework (from Monday)
AM - Art of Pi Project work time
AM – Compile and format final report
PM – Peer Review of final report
PM - Work on display board

Homework:
#88 Art of Pi Project