•  [Pre-AP 8th Grade Science]

     

     

     
      

     January

      
    2
     
    No School: New Year's Day (observed) 
     
     
    No School: Record Day 
    4
     
    Safety Quiz
    2nd Step, Part 1 
    5
     
    2nd Step, Part 2 
    Hidden Treasures of the Earth Pt. 1
     
    6
     
    Hidden Treasures of the Earth Pt. 2 
    9
     
    Properties of Minerals
     
    Due Friday:
    • #2: Properties of Minerals Warm-Up 
     
     
    10 
     
    Mineral Uses 
    11 
     
     Mineral Identification Lab
    12 
     
     Engineering Project Work Day
    13 
     
    Minerals Quiz 
    16
    NO SCHOOL
    MLK Day
    17
     
     A Rock is Born
     
    Due Friday:
    • #3: Rock Cycle Warm-Up 
    18
     
    Rock Cycle Lab 
     
    Revised Rough Draft Due:
    • Materials
    • Procedures
    • Computer-generated Sketch 
     
    19 
     
    Journey Through the Rock Cycle 
    20
     
    Properties of Rocks 
    23
     
     Properties of Sedimentary Rocks
     
    Due Friday:
    • #4: Weathering & Erosion Warm-Up 
    24 
     
     Properties of Metamorphic & Igneous Rocks
     
     
     
    25 
     
    Rock Cycle Station Lab 
     
     District Engineering Fair (prototype due for district qualifiers)
     
    26  
     
     Prototype Due and Prototype Test
    27
     
     Rocks and Minerals Identification Quiz
    30
     
    Unit 5 Infomericals
     
    Due Friday:
    • #5: Rocks and Minerals Warm-Up 
     
    31 
     
    Unit 5 Infomercial Presentations 
     
     
      
     
     
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    February

      
     
    Unit 5 Test 
     
     
    Unit 6 ISN Set Up
     
     
    Colliding Continents 
     
    Due: Revised Bar Graph and Data Table 
    6
     
     How Old is the Grand Canyon?
     
    Layers of the Earth 
     
    Due Friday:
    • #6: Layers of the Earth Warm-Up 
     
     
    7
     
     Continental vs. Oceanic Crust
     
    Convection Currents
     
    Disappearing Nickels Lab 
    9
     
    Seafloor Spreading
     
    Theory of Continental Drift 
    10 
     
    Layers of the Earth Vocab Quiz with Mrs. Harris 
    13 
     
    Subduction
     
    Due Friday:
    • #7: Continental Drift Warm-Up 
     
    14 
     Chapter 10, Lesson 1 Reading
     
    15 
     Plate Boundaries
     
    16 
     
    Wegener's Puzzle
     
     
    17
     
    Plate Boundaries Quiz
    20 
    NO SCHOOL
    Professional Day
    TNT Day 
    21 
     
    Plate Boundaries Graphic Organizer  
     
    Due Friday:
    • #8: Plate Boundaries Warm-Up 
     
    22
     
    Plate Tectonics Task Cards
    23
     
    24
     
    27
     
    Landform Presentations
     
    Due Friday:
    • #9: Earth's Tectonic Plates Warm-Up 
     

    28 

    Discovering Plate Boundaries
     

       
     
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    March

     

     
     
    Discovering Plate Boundaries Pt. 2  
    2
     
    Anatomy of an Earthquake & Volcano
    3
     
    Unit 6 Review
    6
    Continental Drift Debate
    7
     
    Unit 6 Test
     
    Journey to the  Center of the Earth
     
    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    10
    NO SCHOOL
    Parent Teacher Conferences
     
    13
    NO SCHOOL
    Spring Break 
    14
    NO SCHOOL
    Spring Break 
    15
    NO SCHOOL
    Spring Break 
    16
    NO SCHOOL
    Spring Break 
    17
    NO SCHOOL
    Spring Break
    20
     Types of Fossils
     
    Due Friday:
    • #10: Fossils Warm-Up 
     
     
    21 
     
     Index Fossils
    22 
     
    Absolute Dating
     
    Half-Life of Pennies Lab 
    23 
     
    Fossils Station Lab 
    24
     
    Fossils and Dating Quiz 
    27
     
    Who's on 1st? Lab 
     
    Due Friday:
    • #11: Law of Superposition 
     
     
    28 
     
    Geosleuth Murder Mystery  
    29 
     
    OCCT Practice (Computer Lab) 
     
    Law of Superposition
     30
     
     Law of Superposition
     31
     
    Law of Superposition Quiz 
      
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    April

     
    3
     
     Identifying Variables Practice
     
    Due Friday:
    • #12: OCCT Prep Bellwork 
     
     
    Experimental Design Review 
     
    Metrics & Graphing Review 
     6
     
     OCCT Test Prep and Review
    7
    NO SCHOOL
    Snow Day 
    10
     
    Scientific Method Review Game
    11 
     
    Chemistry Review and Periodic Table Battleship
    12 
     
    Scientific Method Review Game
     
     Science OCCT Test
     
     
    13 
     
    Start Personal Timelines
     
    Science OCCT Test 
    14 
    Completion of Testing Celebration: The Croods 
    17
     
    Start Geologic Time ISN pages 
     
    18
     
    Introduction to Geologic Time
     
    19 
     
    Geologic Time iPad Activity 
     
    20 
     
     Geologic Eras Reading
    21 
     
    Quiz: Geologic Time 
    24
     
      Geologic Eras Research Project
     
    25
     
    Geologic Eras Research Project 
    26
     
    Geologic Eras Research Project 
    27
     
    Geologic Eras Research Presentations 
    28
     
     Unit 7 Review
      
     
     
     
     
     
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    May

     
    1
     
    Unit 7 Test 
    2
     
    OERB Trip Through Time 
    3
     
    Natural Resources: Nonrenewable (Coal & Oil)
     
     Conclusions & Acknowledgements Due 
     
     
    4
     
    Natural Resources: Nonrenewable (Nuclear,  Natural Gas)
    5  
     
    Quiz: Natural Nonrenewable Resources 
    8
     
     Natural Resources: Renewable (Solar, Wind) 
    Part 1 
     
     
    9
     
     Natural Resources: Renewable (Solar, Wind)
    Part 2 
    10 
     
     Natural Resources: Renewable (Water, Geothermal)
    11 
     
    Land Resources 
    12 
     
    Natural Renewable Resources Quiz 
    15
     
    Current Issues Research
     
    16 
     
    Current Issues Research 
    17
     
    Current Issues Research 
     
     Abstract Due
     
    18 
     
    Current Issues Presentations 
    19
     
    Current Issues Presentations and Reflection 
    22
    Unit 5 & 6 Review 
    23
     
    Unit 7 & 8 Review 
    24
     
    Final Exams
    Hours 2, 4, & 6 
    25
     
    Final Exams
    Hours 1, 3, & 5 
     
    Last Day of School 
     
    26
     
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