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Genetics Prezi
Due Date: 3/27/2014
Subject: Science

Genetics Prezi


Due Date: 2/16/2014
Subject: Science

Parents and students:

Just a reminder that all of our assignments are now posted on  Students have a password to get on their account.  Parents, if you would like your own password, contact one of the Navigator team teachers and we can send it to you. Teachers use the pages in their own way for assignments.  Ask your student, they know how to get to them. 

See you at



Due Date: 1/29/2014
Subject: Science



End of the second 9 weeks
Due Date: 12/8/2013
Subject: Science

All assignments are now being posted on 

Follow the link on my calendar to get to that site.  Your student has login information to help you get there.  It should be their last name first and middle initial   For example:  

                                               The password is their lunch number.

WEEK 8 OF Physical Science
Due Date: 11/30/2013
Subject: Science

Last 3 weeks of the grading period!

This week will be all about WAVES.  Not the kind in the ocean, but transverse and longitudinal waves, sound waves and electromagnetic waves.  New stuff for you so it should be pretty interesting.

Monday - we'll go over last week's test and see what we need to review.  We will also go over some vocabulary review for the entire year, and do any make-up tests that were missed before Thanksgiving.

Tuesday - Friday will be waves.  What are they?  What do they look like?  How do they affect us in our daily lives?  Check out the Blendspace for videos and notes that you will need to use. 

The test will be announced later in the week.  Maybe Friday, maybe not until Monday.  We need to see how far we get and how much time we need. 

Don't forget you have a study island and 2 brainpops due next Friday, Dec. 13th

Due Date: 11/23/2013
Subject: Science

WEEK 7 of the 2nd nine weeks!

This is a really short week for science. 

Monday - Test on Simple Machines for 1st, 3rd, and 7th periods.No social studies for you today. 

Tuesday - Test on Simple Machines for 2nd, 4th, and 8th periods. No social studies for you today.


Week 6
Due Date: 11/18/2013
Subject: Science

It's already WEEK 6 of the second 9 weeks.

This week we are concentrating on work and Simple Machines

MONDAY - Calculating work quiz

WEDNESDAY - Finishing up graphic organizer, quiz on types of simple machines,

THURSDAY - 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD class levers - video and worksheet

FRIDAY - Input and Output forces, Study Guide for next week's test

WEEK 5 for Physical Science
Due Date: 11/11/2013
Subject: Science


Hey Guys!!  We're half way through the 2nd nine weeks of school.  Interim grade reports will go home at the end of this week. 

MONDAY will be a computer day to work on Study Island and BrainPops There are several things due on either the 22nd or before Thanksgiving.  Check the calendar for due dates.

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY will be review days for our test on Thursday.  Review the Blendspace for Force and Motion at home. 

THURSDAY will be test day.

FRIDAY we start Simple Machines.  Watch the Blendspace so you know what's coming.

Friday, Nov. 8th
Due Date: 11/8/2013
Subject: Science

There will be a short test on Newton's Laws of Motion on Friday, Nov. 8th.  Learn them.  Know which one is which.  Know some simple examples of each.  Know the Law of Inertia.

WEEK 4 of Physical Science
Due Date: 11/4/2013
Subject: Science


Monday and Tuesday will be Task Days.  You will be working with a small group andd completing tasks about force, motion,  and Newton's Laws.  These will include writing activities, computer activities, creating a poster, and a hands-on activity.  Your group will be responsible for turning in written responses to all tasks.

Wednesday and Thursday is our big Newton Lab.  You will have science on only one of those days and the other day will be spent in Social Studies.  This gives us a 90 minute class to let you participate in all the activities we have planned.  You will use your Newton Books to write all responses. 

Friday we will be finishing up Newton's Laws.


WEEK 3 of Physical Science
Due Date: 10/27/2013
Subject: Science


October 28th - Nov. 1

Monday and Tuesday will be all about gravity

Wednesday and Thursday we will begin our discussion of Newton's Laws, getting ready for a great lab next week. There will be a small project due for Newton; much of it will be done during class, but you may have to finish it at home.  Details will be coming soon.  

Friday will be Flashback Friday again where we continue to review our Earth Science standards.


Don't forget to check the calendar for due dates and Blendspace.


Week 2 of 2nd quarter
Due Date: 10/19/2013
Subject: Science

Week 2 in Physical Science

A Study Island and Brainpop assignment will be given on Monday.  Check the calendar for due dates.  You can find the assignment under forms on my webpage.

Monday  we will continue to work on speed, velocity, and acceleration.  We will also have a "Thought Experiment" to discuss.

The rest of the week will be all about net force, balanced and unbalanced forces and how to calculate them.

There will be a quiz at some point this week on calculating speed, velocity, and net force; so, if you're struggling with this concept make sure you ask questions and/or come in early for extra help. 

Friday is going to be dedicated to Enrichment/Reteach for Earth Science.  We will do this every Friday this 9 weeks to keep that topic fresh in your minds. We wouldn't want you to forget about the Rock Cycle and how  the tectonic plates move.  

Don't forget:  the Blendspace is on my calendar, use it for review.

   Newton is coming soon to a classroom near you!

Week 1 of 2nd Quarter
Due Date: 10/15/2013
Subject: Science

WEEK 1 of the 2nd quarter

We're ready to start Physical Science!  Even though Earth science was last quarter, we will still revisit that topic all year in the form of review and vocabulary.

This week we will work through all of the vocabulary needed for the next several weeks in the form of a scavenger hunt.

Wednesday and Thursday will be motion, speed, velocity, and acceleration.  This is the "mathy" part of science so be prepared to work with some formulas.

Friday will be an open note quiz and a reading/writing assignment involving snowboards.

Don't forget, Your Blendspace is on my calendar.

Due Date: 9/29/2013
Subject: Science

Week 9 - the last week of the first quarter.  We have a lot going on this week to finish up the 9 weeks before grades go out.

All 3 Study Island assignments are due by Friday.  I can't guarentee you any time during class on Friday to work on them, so do them at home or come in early. 

  • Monday - We will be reviewing for tomorrow's Benchmark test.  It will cover minerals, rocks and the rock cycle, plate tectonics and continental drift, and natural resources.  You have study guides and foldables to help you study at home.  Remember your extra credit opportunities are to study with a parent and to go through the review Blendspace.  Both need parent signatures.
  • Tuesday - Benchmark test
  • Wednesday - finishing up Natural Resources
  • Thursday - Mining Lab
  • Friday - video preteach for Force and Motion

Week 8 Sept. 23-27
Due Date: 9/18/2013
Subject: Science

Welcome to week 8!

We will have a computer lab day on Monday, Sept. 23rd to work on Study Islalnd.  Many of you have not finished the first assignment from 3 weeks ago.  We have a Geologic Processes assignment on Sept. 27th,  and I will be adding a new assignment for Natural Resources for Monday.  These assignments are important to you.  They are a great addition to our regular classroom assignments, and remember, they count as a quiz grade.

Due Date: 9/15/2013
Subject: Science


This is week 7 of Earth Science

  • Monday and Tuesday we will be working on Continental Drift and sea-floor spreading.  Remember you can refer back to the plate tectonics BlendSpace from last week. 
  • We will be adding a few new vocabulary words this week:  deformation, faulting, folding, and subsidence.
  • Wednesday you will be completing section quizzes.
  • Thursday will be a review for the test, including a study guide
  • Friday is TEST DAY on layers of the earth, plate tectonics, and continental drift.  Study for this test.  I think you are realizing that this is new material and requires some time outside of the classroom.  Go to my PRESENTATIONS link and you will find some powerpoints that will help you study for this test.  Or go to Mrs. Sword's webpage on the Pathfinders to find a video for review.

Assignment for StudyIsland
Due Date: 9/9/2013
Subject: Science

You have a new StudyIsland and BrainPop assignment due on Friday, September 27th.  Its called Geologic Processes.  You have a red paper giving you details on this assignment.  Remember to turn that red paper in to me when you have completed it.

Reminder:  If you didn't complete the first assignment on Rocks and Minerals you need to get that one done this week to get full credit. 

Week 6
Due Date: 9/8/2013
Subject: Science

Week 6 - Sept. 9-13

  • Monday and Tuesday we will be discussing the both the chemical and physical layers of the Earth.  Students will be completing a foldable and taking notes.  There will be some classroom demonstrations as well.
  • Wednesday and Thursday we will begin to discuss Plate Tectonics and how the 3 types of faults affect the formation of the Earth.
  • Friday we will move on to the Theory of Continental Drift

There will be a new BrainPop and Study Island assignment given this week.  Watch the website for updates on those due dates.  Some of you have not completed the Study Island/BrainPop assignments from the Rock Cycle.  If you have a zero on any of those assignments you still need to complete them to get credit.


Due Date: 9/4/2013
Subject: Science

REMINDER:  Two BrainPops are due on Friday:  Types of Rocks and The Rock Cycle.  Login is vmsstudent, password - vikings. 

You also have a StudyIsland assignment due.  Look under Earth Science for Rocks and Minerals.  Remember to open the lesson first for some extra support.  Do 20 quesitons.  Try to reach an 80% accuracy.  Your login is your last name first and middle initial @vms

These have both been assigned for over two weeks and you have had time to work on them in class.  Come in early if you need a computer, remember I'm there before 7:00.

Tuesday, Sept.3-6
Due Date: 9/1/2013
Subject: Science


  • Tuesday is review day.  We'll look over study guides.  Ask any questions you have during class!  Then we'll play Jeopardy and have a "Snowball fight"!
  • Wednesday - TEST DAY - Also a writing assignment in the form of a R.A.F.T.
  • Thursday and Friday we will discover what the Layers of the Earth are all about.
  • Don't forget to check powerschool for any missing assignments.  Interim reports go out on Thursday or Friday.  BrainPop and StudyIsland assignments are due on Friday, Sept. 6th.
  • Change of plans!!  We are doing an item analysis and test re-take on Thursday and Friday.  Layers of the Earth will be coming on Monday!!

Monday, Aug. 26 - Wed., Sept. 4th
Due Date: 8/23/2013
Subject: Science

WEEK 4  Monday, Aug.26 - Wed., Sept. 4th    NEWSFLASH!!  TEST has been changed to next week.  We will have it on Wednesday, Sept. 4th.  That will give us time to complete some things and have plenty of time to review.  (And nobody wants to take a test the day after a holiday!)

  • Monday- we will be continuing our discussion of Rocks and the Rock Cycle by completing a foldable on the processes rocks go through as they continue to change during the rock cycle.  Continue to use the Edcanvas SCIENCE ROCKS! for information.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - will be Science Center Day.  We have several activities planned to help reinforce the Rock Cycle concept.  Our plan is to combine Pathfinders, Navigators, and Visionaries in the science labs.  You can work with some of your friends on other teams!
  • Thursday will be a review day.  You will be get a study guide for help and also be able to work on StudyIsland and BrainPop assignments that are due on Friday, Sept. 6th.
  • Friday we will have some practice quizzes.  Make sure your notebook is up to date.
  • Tuesday - Review JEOPARDY.
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4TH is the new test day.   You are expected to take this test unless you are absent, in which case, you will make it up on the day you return.

BrainPop assignments - "Rocks" and "Rock Cycle"/  StudyIsland assignment - Rocks and Minerals

Both are due on Friday, Sept. 6th I'd do them before the test, it would help a lot.

Wed. & Thurs. Aug. 21-22
Due Date: 8/22/2013
Subject: Science

Rocks and the Rock Cycle

  • Use the following edcanvas to help you create a four page flip chart on sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.
  • Go through the entire edcanvas.  There are great articles to read, videos to watch, and a quiz to take. 
  • Make your flipchart neat and readable.  Add diagrams if it will help.
  • Check in with me if you need some help.
  • There are also some great video clips on Ms. Sword's assignment page, watch them.

Here's your edcanvas website

Monday, Aug. 19
Due Date: 8/19/2013
Subject: Science

Monday, Aug. 19

  • Density Lab in class 


Friday, Aug. 16
Due Date: 8/16/2013
Subject: Science

Friday, August 16th


  • Test on Minerals
  • Writing assignment during class

Thursday, Aug. 15th
Due Date: 8/15/2013
Subject: Science


Thursday, August 15th


Review Day!

  • Study Guide
  • Review Edcanvas - the link for Minerals is below


  • Practice questions
  • Promethean Planet mineral identification charts
  • Vocabulary review


Remember, everything you need to know is in your composition book, so make sure you're using it.  Parents, this is their personally created textbook.  I have not assigned a textbook to students, and I don't intend to.  Students need to keep it up to date and organized with this interactive notebook.  I think they will find it much more user friendly when it comes to studying for tests and quizzes.  It should also be easier for you to help them study.   

The test is on Friday. 

Wednesday, Aug. 14
Due Date: 8/14/2013
Subject: Science

Wednesday, Aug. 14


  • Mining for minerals
  • Effects of mining on the environment
  • Review reading mineral identification charts
  • Tomorrow will be a review day


Reminder:  Test Friday

Tuesday, Aug. 13
Due Date: 8/13/2013
Subject: Science

Tuesday, Aug. 13th

  • Mineral Identification Lab - remember to turn in your lab report for a grade


Reminder:  Test Friday on Minerals

Monday, Aug. 12
Due Date: 8/12/2013
Subject: Science

Monday, Aug. 12th

  • Review properties of minerals
  • Discuss special properties of some minerals
  • silicate/nonsilicate minerals

Test on Friday covering Minerals.  Study all notes and foldables in your composition book.

Thursday and Friday August 8th - 9th
Due Date: 8/9/2013
Subject: Science

Thurs. & Fri. August 8th and 9th



  • Watched BrainPop on Mineral Identification
  • Discussed "what a mineral is"
  • 4 door foldable on Minerals


  • Continue with properties of minerals
  • Silicate and Nonsilicate minerals


Click on the following website to view the EdCanvas for the lesson



Scientific Method
Due Date: 8/6/2013
Subject: Science

Tues. and Wed., August 6th and 7th

The following EdCanvas website has your assignment for the next 2 days.  We will be working on some of this together during class.  You may finish it at home if you need extra time.  

Click on the website below.  You may also search any other website you want for information.