•  [Pre-AP 8th Grade Science]

     

     

     
      

     January

      
    1
     
    No School: New Year's Day (observed) 
     
     
    2
     
    No School: Record Day 
    3
     
    Bellwork:
    • Identify the element given the Bohr model
    • [Bohr model]

    Assignments: 

    • Pre-Test

     
    4
     
    Bellwork:
    • Identify the element in group 18 period 2.

    Assignments: 

    5
     
    Bellwork:
    • How many valence electrons does the element Helium have?
    • How many valence electrons does Sodium have?

    Assignments: 

    • Site competition day (2nd prototype due, state qualifier)
    8
     
    Bellwork:
    • Identify the elements in the compound for methane (CH4).   

    Assignments: 

     
    Bellwork:
    • How many atoms are in the compound for methane (CH4)?

    Assignments: 

     
     
    10
     
    Bellwork:
    • How many atoms of each element are in the following: 2(NH4)3PO4

    Assignments: 

    11
     
    Bellwork:
    • How many atoms of each element are in the following: C6H12O6   

    Assignments: 

    • Counting Atoms Skills Lab (www.nearpod.com) Code: ENGFO
    12
     
     
    Bellwork:
    •    

    Assignments: 

     
    15
     
    NO SCHOOL
    MLK Day
    16
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw the Bohr diagram for Potassium   

    Assignments: 

     
     
    17
     
    Bellwork:
    • Balance the following equation. You must show your work:

      __Cu(OH)2 → ___ H2O + ___CuO

         

    Assignments: 

     
     
     
     
    18
     
    Bellwork:
    • Balance the following equation. You must show your work:

      __C5H12 + ___O2 → ___ CO2 + ___ H2O

         

    Assignments: 

    • Balancng equations skills lab (www.nearpod.com) Code: TALDO
    19
     
    Bellwork:
    • Balance the following equation. You must show your work:

      __Al2O3 → ___ Al + ____ O2

         

    Assignments: 

    • Balancing equations quiz

    Reyes out 1-4

    22
     
    Bellwork:
    • šCalculate the formula mass and the reaction type for the following:

      __Al2O3 → ___ Al + ____ O2   

    Assignments: 

    23
     
    Bellwork:
    • Identify the type of reaction and calculate the formula mass

      C5H12 + 8O2 → 5CO2 + 6H2O

         

    Assignments: 

    • Types of reactions with Mrs. Harris
     
     
     
     
     
    24
     
    Bellwork:
    • Identify the type of reaction and calculate the formula mass.

      2Al + 6 HCl → 3H2 + 2 AlCl3

         

    Assignments: 

    • Unit 3 Review

    Reyes out all day

    25  
     
    Bellwork:
    • šIdentify the type of reaction and calculate the formula mass.

        2Al + 6 HCl → 3H2 + 2 AlCl3

         

    Assignments: 

    • Unit 3 Test
    26
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw what you think a cross-section of the Earth looks like. Make sure you label.

         

    Assignments: 

    29
     
    Bellwork:
    • Compare and contrast the inner and outer core   

    Assignments: 

    30
      
    Bellwork:
    • Compare and contrast the oceanic and continental core

    Assignments: 

     

    31

    Bellwork:
    • How do scientists study the Earth?   

    Assignments: 

      
     
     
     
     
     
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    February

      
       
     
     
     
    1
     
    Bellwork:
    • Give 3 ways the Earth is like an egg.   

    Assignments: 

    • Layers of the Earth Skills Lab (www.nearpod.com) Code: XKLZI
     
    2
     
    Bellwork:
    • Rank the layers of the earth from thickest (1) to thinnest (4)   

    Assignments: 

    4
     
    Bellwork:
    • No Bellwork  

    Assignments: 

     Reyes out 1-6
     
     
    5
     
    Bellwork:
    • Explain the relationship between temperature and pressure as you move towards the core.   

    Assignments: 

     

    Reyes out 4-6

    6
     
     
    Bellwork:
    • Rank the layers from most dense (5) to least dense (1)   

    Assignments: 

    • Convection currents Skills Lab (www.nearpod.com) code: LGDRV

    Reyes out 1-6

    7
     
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw and label a convection current.   

    Assignments:

     
    8
     
    Bellwork:
    •    

    Assignments: 

    12
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw and label a diagram of seafloor spreading   

    Assignments: 

    Reyes out 4-6

    13
     
    Bellwork:
    • List the 7 major continents   

    Assignments: 

    Reyes out 1-6

     
    14
     
    Bellwork:
    • Who is Alfred Wegener and what was his contribution to science?   

    Assignments: 

    • Plate Tectonics Nearpod (www.nearpod.com) Code: FLNEP

    Reyes out 1-6

     
    15
     
    Bellwork:
    • What are the 4 evidences used to support the Theory of Continental Drift?   

    Assignments: 

    Reyes out 1-6

     
     
     
    16
     
    Bellwork:
    • Compare and contrast "tectonic plate" and "continent"  

    Assignments: 

    • Landform Research
    19
     
    NO SCHOOL
    Professional Day
    TNT Day 
    20
     
    Bellwork:
    • Who is Alfred Wegener?
    • What was his contribution to science?   

    Assignments: 

    21
     
    No School - Snow Day
     
    22
     
    No School - Snow Day
     
    23
     
    Bellwork:
    • What is the name of the supercontinent that Alfred Wegener discovered?  

    Assignments: 

    26
     
    Bellwork:
     
    • Describe Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift.   

    Assignments: 

     

    27

     
    Bellwork:
    • What evidence did Wegener use to justify his theory of continental drift?   

    Assignments: 

    • Plate Tectonics Graphic Organizer
    Reyes out 1-6 (Engineering Fair) 
     

    28

    Bellwork:
    • What ideas did Wilson use to support his theory of Plate Tectonics?   

    Assignments: 

       
     
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    March

     
     
     
     
     

     
    1
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw and label each of the 3 plate boundaries   

    Assignments: 

     
     
    2
     
    Bellwork:
    • Compare and contrast each of the 3 convergent plate boundaries   

    Assignments: 

    • Landform Presentations (Late assignments)
    • Plate Boundaries Quiz
     
    4
      
    Bellwork:
    • Draw a continent-ocean convergent boundary. Label at least 3 features found at this boundary.   

    Assignments: 

    5
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw a diagram of a continent-continent convergent boundary. Identify at least 2 features for this boundary.   

    Assignments: 

    6
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw a diagram of a ocean-ocean  convergent boundary. Identify at least 2 features for this boundary.   

    Assignments: 

    7
     
    Bellwork:
    • Compare and contrast elastic and inelastic strain.   

    Assignments:

    8
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw a diagram of each of the three types of faults   

    Assignments:

     
      
    12
      
    Bellwork:
    • Draw a diagram that illustrates the location of an earthquake's focus and epicenter.   

    Assignments: 

    13
      
    Bellwork:
    • List the 3 seismic waves in order of their arrival. 

    Assignments: 

    • The Ultimate Guide to Volcanoes: How to predict volcanic eruptions
    14
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw a diagram of a volcano. Include the following (magma chamber, main vent, secondary vent, crater, lava flow, ash cloud)

    Assignments: 

     
    15
      
    Bellwork:
    • Compare and contrast an island arc and a hot spot.  

    Assignments: 

    • Unit 4 Test
    Parent/Teacher Conferences
     
    16
     
    No School
    Parent/Teacher Conferences
    19
     
     No School
    Spring Break
     
     
     
    20
     
     No School
    Spring Break
     
    21
     
     
    No School
    Spring Break
    22
     
    No School
    Spring Break
    23
     
    No School
    Spring Break
    27
     
    Bellwork:
    • Draw and label an example of each of the 6 boundary types   

    Assignments: 

    28 
     
    Bellwork:
    • Who is responsible for discovering the Theory of Plate Tectonics?
    • Who is responsible for discovering the Theory of Seafloor Spreading?   

    Assignments: 

    29 
     
    Bellwork:
    • Start your lab (where you left off yesterday). You will have 3 minutes after the bell to finish identifying your mineral   

    Assignments: 

     30
     
    Bellwork:
    • Identify the following minerals:
    • #1: [1] Hardness 3
    • #2: [2] Hardness 2.5

    Assignments: 

     31
     
    Bellwork:
    • Identify the following mineral: 
    • [3]   Hardness: 2

    Assignments: 

    • Minerals Quiz
    • OCCT Practice Test
      
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    April

     
     

    2

    No School due to work stoppage

    3
     
     
    No School due to work stoppage
     
    No School due to work stoppage
     
    5
     
    No School due to work stoppage
     
    6
     
    No School due to work stoppage
     
    9
     
    No School due to work stoppage
    10
     
    No School due to work stoppage
    11
     
    No School due to work stoppage
    12
     
    Bellwork:
    • None

    Assignments:

     
     
     
    13
     
     Bellwork:
    • None

    Assignments: 

    • 1st Hour: Unit 5 Lesson 2 Notes
    • 5th Hour: Gym

    Science OCCT 

    16
     
     
    Bellwork:
    • Finish Lesson 2 Notes   

    Assignments: 

     
    17
     
    Bellwork:
    • Finish Lesson 2 Notes   

    Assignments: 

    • Finish Lesson 2 Notes
    • Finish Journey on the Rock Cycle

    Math OCCT

     
     
    18
     
    Bellwork:
    • Finish Journey on the Rock Cycle   

    Assignments: 

     
    19
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Missing Work

     

    Writing OCCT

    20
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • 1st Hour: Missing Work
    • 5th Hour: Gym

     Reading OCCT

    23
     
    Bellwork:

    Assignments: 

     
    24
     
    Bellwork:

    Assignments: 

    25
     
    Bellwork:
    • Read Empty Chapter 5 & Chapter 6 
    • Identify 5 specific differences between our current world (where petroleum is plentiful) and Empty's world (where petroleum is scarce). 

    Assignments:

    26
     
    Bellwork:
    • Read Empty Chapter 7 & Chapter 8
    • Write a brief summary of what you read.

    Assignments: 

     
     
    27
     
    Bellwork:

    Assignments: 

    Field Trip Points Due

    30
     
    Bellwork:
    • Read Empty Chapter 11 & Chapter 12 
    • Write a brief summary of what you read

    Assignments: 

    • Set Up Petro Pockets
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    May

     
     
     
    1
     
    Bellwork:
    • Read Empty Chapter 13, Chapter 14, & 15
    • Write a brief summary of what you read.

    Assignments: 

    2
     
    Bellwork:
    • Read Empty Chapter 16 & 17 
    • Write a brief description of what you read

    Assignments: 

     
    3
     
    Bellwork:
    • Read Empty Chapter 18 & 19
    • Write a brief description of what you read

    Assignments: 

     Reyes out 6
    4
     
    Bellwork:

    Assignments: 

    • From the Ground Up
     
    7
     
    Bellwork:
    • Which of the 9 resources (Natural gas, Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal, Coal, Water, Oil, Hydrogen) do you think is best? Give 3 reasons that support your answer.

    Assignments: 

     
     
    8
     
    Bellwork:
    • Which of the 9 resources do you think is the worst energy resource to use? Give 3 reasons that support your answer.

    Assignments: 

    • A Plastic Ocean Pt. 2
    9
     

    Moore-Norman Technology Center Visit

    10
     
    Bellwork:
    • In your opinion, what are the major hurdles to switching to completely renewable energy?

    Assignments: 

     

    Awards Night - 6:30P (Westmoore HS)

    11
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Empty Quiz
    • Resources Research
    14
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Resources Research

     Reyes out 1-6

    8th Grade Science Field Trip

     
    15
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Resources Research clinic

     

    Timeline Extra Credit Assigned (Due 5/23)

    16
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Resources Research
     
    17
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Resources Research
    18
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    8th Grade Picnic and Yearbook Signing

     
    21
     
    Bellwork:
    • Complete Part 1 of Reflection 

    Assignments: 

     

    Locker Clean Out

    22
     
    Bellwork:
    • Complete part 2 of Reflection None

    Assignments: 

    • Resources Debate
    • Resources Debate Reflection
    23
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Final Exam

    Semester Review Due & Extra Credit Due

     
    24
     
    Bellwork:
    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • No Class
     
    Final Exams
    Hour 2, 4, 6
     

    25

     Bellwork:

    • None   

    Assignments: 

    • Finish Debate (if extended time required)
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth
     
    Final Exams
    Hours 1, 3, 5 
     
    Last Day of School