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    1st Day of School 
     
     
    Introductions: Supplies, Syllabus, & Class Expectations (signed safety and syllabus agreement due 8/25)
     
    Bellwork:
    • About Me (Page #3 in notebook copies)

    Assignments:
     
     
     
     
    21
     
    Bellwork:
    • If you were an astronaught in space looking down at the United States during the eclipse, describe what you would see
    • Use complete sentence 

    • Your response should include 5-8 sentences

     
    Assignments: 
    • Eclipse Article with Mrs. Harris
     
    22
     
    Bellwork: 
    • Draw an engineer
    • Must be colored 
     
    Assignments:
    • Page 1: Make a pocket (see Mrs. Reyes for help)
    • Number your pages
    • Syllabus Scavenger Hunt
    • (You must have your notebooks by this date)
     
     
     
     23
     
    Bellwork:
    • Using realistic examples, explain how you would improve the modern day smartphone 
    Assignments:
    • Engineering Safety Skills (www.nearpod.com) Code: DRCIX
     
      24
     
    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and answer
    • Give 2 reasons why it is important to keep your lab area neat and clean during an experiment 

    • Describe 2 reasons you are not allowed to have backpacks in the STEM lab.

    Assignments:
     
     
     
     25
     
    Bellwork:
    • Page 17: Write the question and your answer:
    • When working with an electrical device you should ____

      o   It is important to tie back or secure long hair because _____

       
    Assignments:
     
    28 
     
    Bellwork: 
    • Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. What purpose does it serve? How has it impacted society?
     
    Assignments:
    • Finish Lesson 2 Visual Vocab.
    • Save Fred (See Mrs. Reyes for make-up)
     
     
     
     
    29
     
    Bellwork:
    • On Page 20: Write the question and your answer:
    • Adam Savage said “In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a ‘failed experiment’. Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
    • šDo you agree with this statement? Give 3 reasons why or why not?
     
    Assignments: 
    30
     
    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and your answer:
    • Within 10 years all new vehicles that are sold must be electric. State your opinion and give at least 3 supporting statements for why or why not. 
     
    Assignments:
    • Engineering design process skills lab (www.nearpod.com) Code: ZRWLE
     
    31
     
     
    Bellwork:
    • On page 22: Write the question and your answer:
    • In your opinion, what is the greatest environmental concern? What do you think should be done about this? 
     
    Assignments:
    • Save Fred post-lab write up
    • Lesson 3 Visual Vocabulary
     
     
     
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    September

      
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1
     
     
    Bellwork:
    • Write the question and your answer:
    • Would you rather have employment for everyone in the country or electricity for everyone in the world. Give 3 reasons that support your answer. 
     
    Assignments: 
     
    4
     
    No School:
    Labor Day 
     
     
     
     
     
    5
     
    Bellwork: 
    •  How do you view failure? Is it the end or is it an important lesson or motivator? Explain your answer with 3 reasons.
     
    Assignments:
    • Lesson 3 Vocab.
     
     
    Bellwork: 
    •  A licence must be required in order to operate a drone. Do you agree or disagree? Give 3 sentences that supoprt your answer.
     
     Assignments:
     
     
    7
     
    Bellwork: 
    •  Humans should colonize Mars? State your opinion and give 3 reasons to support your opinion.
     
    Assignments:
    • Lesson 3 Vocab.
    • Lesson 3 flashcards
     
     
    Bellwork:
    •  What is the difference between a tool and a material?
     
    Assignments:
    • Tools, Measurement, and Materials Quiz
    Lesson 4 Vocab
     
    Reyes out 4,5,6 
     
     
    11
     
    Bellwork:
    • None
     
    Assignments: 
    • Lesson 4 Vocab
    • "The Science Behind the Flu" Article

    Reyes out 1-6

     
     
    12 
     
    Bellwork:
    • Attitude is the thing that makes a big difference (Winston Churchill). Do you agree? Give 3 sentences that explain why or why not.
     
    Assignments:
    • Lesson 4 Vocab
    • "The Science Behind the Flu" Article
     
    13 
     
    Bellwork:
    • How would you improve the design of a closet? Draw a picture.
     
    Assignments:
    • Lesson 4 Vocab
    • "The Science Behind the Flu" Article
    • Blueprints Practice
    Reyes out 4, 5, 6
    14
     
    Bellwork:
    •  Many employers look beyond your education. Your demeanor, attitude, how you treat others, and how well you work with others is important. In 3 senteces, describe the qualities you have that would benefit the work place. 
     
    Assignments:
    • Blueprints and prototypes overview
    • Blueprints and drawings Practice
     
    15
     
    Bellwork:
    • If you learn from defeat, then you haven't really lost. Do you agree? Give 3 reasons why or why not.
     
    Assignments:
    • Blueprints and drawings Quiz
    • Engineering Design Process Quiz Corrections
    • Tools and Materials Quiz Corrections
     
    18 
     
    No School: Professional Development Day
     
     
     
    19
     
    Bellwork:
    • Using 3 realistic examples, how would you improve the modern day vacuum cleaner?  
     Assignments:
    • Catch-Up day (missing work)
    20
     
    Bellwork:
    • Every person should be an assumed organ donor. State your opinion and give 3 reasons that support your opinion.
    Assignments: 
    • Catch-Up day (missing work)
     
    21
     
    Bellwork:
    • Imagine you are going to live aboard the Space Station for 6 months. What 5 things would you take with you and why?
    Assignments:  
    • Catch-Up Day (Missing work)
    22
     
    Bellwork:
    • Which is more important: the brain or the heart? Give 3 reasons that support your answer.
    Assignments:
    • Catch-Up Day (Missing work)
    25
    Bellwork:
    • Which modern day technology would you bring back in time 1000 years ago to make the greatest positive impact on history? Explain using at least 3 sentences
     Assignments:
    • Marble Maze construction
     
     
     
    26
    Bellwork
    • Rank your 5 senses from most important to least important. Explain why you chose this order for each.
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze Construction
     
    27
    Bellwork:
    • Using 3 realistic examples, explain how you would improve the modern day pen.
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze Construction
     
     
    28
    Bellwork:
    • Describe your theories on time travel. Will it exist? If so, how? Why or why not? Give 3 sentences that describe why or why not.
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze Construction
     
    29
    Bellwork:
    • More and more solar farms are replacing agricultural farms. What do you think? Is this the best use of land? Give 3 reasons why or why not.
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze Construction
     
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    October

     
    2
    Bellwork:
    • Suppose your friend wanted to test how the amount of fertilizer affects the height of pepper plants grown in a pot. In order to have a fair experiment, what variables should be controlled? List as many as you can think of.
     Assignments:
    • Marble Maze construction
     3
    Bellwork
    • Should college be free for all? State your opinion and give 3 sentences that support your answer.
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze Construction
     
     
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    Bellwork:
    • Should all vehicles have speed limiters to prevent people from driving over the limit? State your opinion and give 3 sentences that support your answer.
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze Construction
    5
    Bellwork:
    • Draw and label the ideal science classroom. Give at least 5 items that it should it include and why.
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze Construction
     
    6
    Bellwork:
    • At what age should people be allowed to have their own phone? Give at least 5 reasons that support your answer. 
    Assignments:
    • Marble Maze construction
     
    9
     
    Bellwork:
    • Using 5 specific examples, explain how you would improve the modern car.
     
    Assignments:
    •  Marble Maze construction
    10
     
    Bellwork:
    • What do you think cities and highways will look like in 100 years? Give at least 3 specific examples.
     
    Assignments:
    •  Marble Maze construction
    11
     
    Bellwork:
    • Would you rather be a famous inventor or a famous leader? Give 3 sentences that support your opinion. 
     
    Assignments:
    •  Marble maze construction
     
    12
     
    Bellwork:
    • Ordinary items that we see and use each day invovle science. Create a list of 5 items that you encounter each day and describe their scientific background.
    Assignments:
    •  Marble maze construction
     
    13
     
    Bellwork:
    • Should hospital staff have the right to strike? Give 3 sentences that support your answer. 
    Assignments:
    •  Marble maze construction
     
    16
     
    Bellwork:
    • Using 5 specific examples, explain how you would improve the modern day wallet. 
    Assignments:
     
    •  Marble maze construction
    17
     
    Bellwork:
    • "Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right" - Jane Goodall. Do you agree?  
    Assignments:
    •  Marble maze construction
     
    Parent/Teacher Conferences 
     
    18
     
    Bellwork:
    • How would life on Earth be different if the Earth was the size of Neptune? Draw your response in a well labeled diagram. Include at least 3 examples. 
    Assignments:
    •  Marble maze construction (Due 10/23)
     
     
    19
     
    No School: Fall Break
     
    Parent/Teacher Conferences 
     
    20
     
    No School: Fall Break 
     
    23
     
    Bellwork:
    • Donated blood and plasma has saved the lives of countless people suffering from accidents, cancer or surgery.  Blood/plasma donation takes up about 1 hour of your time and it takes 1-2 days to replenish your blood.  Do you think everyone should have to be a blood donor? Give 3 reasons why or why not.

    Assignments:

    • Marble Maze Presentations 
     
     
    24
     
     Bellwork:
    • If and when you meet the requirements for donating blood, will you be a blood donor? Give at least 5 reasons why you would or would not.

    Assignments:

    • Marble Maze Presentations
    25
     
    Bellwork:
    •  'If I can see further it is because I stand on the soulders of giants" - Isaac Newton
    • Do you agree with this quote? Give 3 reasons why or why not.
     Assignments
    26
     
    Bellwork:
     
    • Do you think all students should be required to learn a second language
    • Give 3 reasons that support your opinion.
     
    Assignments:
    •  Finish Unit 1 Test Review
    27
     
    Bellwork:
    • Do you think humans can survive and thrive without eating meat? Give 3 reasons to support your answer.
     
    Assignments: 
    •  Finish Unit 1 Test Review 
     
    30
     
    Bellwork:
    •  Using 5 specific examples, desribe how you would improve the modern day street light.
     Assignments:
    • Unit 1 Test
    31 
     
    Bellwork:
    •  Should school run all year round? Give 3 sentences that support your answer.
     Assignments:
    • Halloween Treat Catapults
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
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    November

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
     
     
     
     
    1
     
    Bellwork:
    •  "Science cannot solve the mystery of nature and that is because in the last analaysis, we ourselves are part of the mystery that we are trying to solve." - Mark Planck
    • Do you agree with this quote? Give 3 sentences that explain your opinion.
     Assignments:
     
    2
     
    Bellwork:
    • Should all countries use the metric system? Give 3 reasons to support your answer.
    Assignments:
    • Calculating MA for levers 
     
    3
     
    Bellwork:
    • Modern-day packaging is wasteful. From giant boxes being used to ship tiny USB sticks, to individually wrapped bannanas, wasteful packaging is taking up space in landfills and creating an environmental problem. Some plastics take 1000 years to degrade. Give 5 changes that can be made to packing practices and materials
    Assignments:
    • Levers Quiz
     
     
     
    6
     
    Bellwork:
    • Do the terms “fit” and “healthy” mean the same things? State your opinion and give 3 sentences that support your answer.

    Assignments:

    • Simple Machines Notes
     
     
     
    7
     
    Bellwork:
    • Should animals be bred for dissection? Give your opinion and 3 sentences that support your opinion.

    Assignments:

    • Bill Nye: Simple Machines
    • Identifying Simple Machines
     
     
    8
     
    Bellwork:
    • What do you think is more important: a general knowledge of everything or expertise in one area? Give 5 sentences that support your answer. 

    Assignments:

    • Make-Up Day
     
     9
     
    Bellwork:
    •  Using 5 specific examples, desribe how you would improve the modern day house key
    Assignments:
    •  Make-Up Day
     
     
     
     
    10
     
    Bellwork:
    • If you could go back in time 5 years and visit your younger self, what advice would you give?
     Assignments: 
    • Simple Machines Quiz 
     
     
     
    13
     
    Bellwork:
    •  Using 5 specific examples, explain how you would improve the modern day computer.
    Assignments: 
    • Make-up day
    14
     
    Bellwork:
    •  If you were able to, would you want to know your specific genealogy? Give 3 reasons that support your opinion.
     Assignments:
    • Make-up day
     
    15 
     
    Bellwork:
    • Do you prefer learning science or math more? Why or why not? Give 3 sentences that support your answer.
    Assignments:
    • Make-up day
     
    16
     
    Bellwork:
    • Using 5 specific examples, explain how you would improve the modern day airplane.
    Assignments:
    • Make-up day
     
    17
     
    Bellwork: 
    • Who is your hero in the world of science? Give 4 sentences that explain your answer.
    Assignments:
    • Make-up day
     
     
     
    20
     
    No School: Thanksgiving Break
     
     
    21
     
    No School: Thanksgiving Break 
     
    22
     
     No School: Thanksgiving Break
     
     
    23
     
    No School: Thanksgiving Break
     
     
     
    24
     
    No School: Thanksgiving Break
     
    27
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
     
     
    28 
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
    29
      
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
    30
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
     
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    December

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     1
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
    4
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
     
    5 
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
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    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
     
     
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    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
     8
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
    11
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
     
     
    12
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
     
    13
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
    14
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction
     
    15
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Simple Machines Amusement Parks Construction

     
    18
     
    Bellwork: 
    Assignments:
    • Unit 2 Review 
     
    19 
     
    Assignments:
    •  No STEM (Final hours 1, 3, 5)
     
     
    20
     
    Bellwork:
    • None
    Assignments:
    • STEM Final (Hours 2, 4, 6) 
    • Hidden Figures
     
    21
     
    No School: Winter Break 
     
     
     
     
    22
     
     No School: Winter Break
    25
     
     No School: Winter Break
     
     
     
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    No School: Winter Break 
     
     
    27
     
    No School: Winter Break 
     
    28
     
    No School: Winter Break 
     
     
     
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    No School: Winter Break 
     
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