Thursday, 10/19/17- B Day


What does the record look like up close?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents-“DQST p.18” (Left Side) and “DQST p.19” (Right Side). Get out your sound device model handout (except periods 6 & 7). Open your ISN to p.16 (Periods 2, 3, & 4) or pp.18-19 (periods 6 & 7)
  2. Notebook Work– Trim and tape model handout as a flip page to ISN p.16 (except periods 6 & 7).
  3. Period 7 only– Develop Questions & Next Steps– Bring your investigation ideas to the scientists’ circle. Share your ideas with the class & record them on the Ideas for Investigation poster. Hand in the investigation handout that you did for Home Learning.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table (DQST)– Set up DQST on ISN pages 18-19.
  5. Investigation– Set up data table on ISN p.21. Watch video of needle on record player. Record your observations of the needle in your Data Table on ISN p.21.



Wednesday, 6/14/17- B Day- Talent Show


  • Period 7- Do Now, SciFri, District Survey, Science Class Survey
  • Period 6- Do Now, SciFri, District Survey, Science Class Survey (Talent Show Rehearsal)
  • Period 5- Off-team Class (Talent Show Rehearsal)
  • Period 4- MythBusters video
  • Period 2- MythBusters video
  • Period 3- TALENT SHOW
  • Period 1- Off-team Class


Tuesday, 6/13/17- A Day

Science Friday- The Wisdom of Teeth

To this year’s 7th graders: Welcome to Your School Year

Give the inside scoop to the 7th graders! Provide next year’s incoming science class with advice for how to survive science class and 8th grade. Answer questions in the Google Form in Google Classroom like:

  • My favorite science lesson this year was…
  • If you don’t want to make the teacher mad, don’t…
  • One thing I wish I knew in September was…

Monday, 6/12/17- B Day

Science Friday- Bear in Mind The Muskox

The ABC’s of 8th Grade Physical Science

Come up with some piece of information for each letter of the alphabet and put it on an ABC chart. Work with your cooperative table group to come up with lesson topics, activities, key science words etc. for each letter. Think back over all that you’ve done in science! Your chart will be on display to show the 7th graders!

Monday, 6/5/17 to Friday, 6/9/17 (except Wednesday 6/7 Holiday Hill)

Science Phenomena Curation Project


You are going to collect examples of puzzling science phenomena that future 8th grade student scientists can try to figure out as they learn about the chemical and physical science content of 8th grade science class. These may be images or videos or some other observable event.  For each item in your collection, you will write a written commentary. In that description, you will summarize why each phenomenon would be good to help other students get interested in and begin their understanding of the science content. You will also brainstorm questions other students may have about the phenomenon.


You will collect and organize the images, videos, or other observable events in a Google Site. Go to your Google Drive and click on New. Then click on More and open a Google Site. You can insert a textbox or image, embed a URL, or upload a file that contains your science phenomena into this Google Site.


This is a description of each science phenomenon that you collected. You will need to:

  1. Describe what you observed in the image or video.
  2. Explain how the phenomenon relates to a concept in 8th grade physical science. How would this help other students be interested in the concept?
  3. What questions might students have about this phenomenon?

*For complete assignment, click here. For rubric, click here. Or you can see both by logging into Google Classroom.

*For example of a completed project, visit this Google Site.

*Class will meet in the library media center.