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Message from Ingram about Science Fair

Hello parents,

As a result of school closing, Science fair has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 9 am-12 pm. 

If you have any questions, please send your inquiries to Ms. Ingram at amingram@cps.edu.

 

Best,

Family Science Days

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Science Summer Programming Info

The Duke Center for Science Education is now accepting applications from current 7th & 8th graders for a 2-week, recreational, residential summer camp on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC. Campers who are selected to attend will receive a full camp scholarship and travel assistance to join us June 15-June 28, 2014.  Returning 8th grade campers receive priority, but we anticipate that there will be 2 places for new 8th graders.

 
We are looking for curious, bright, fun-loving campers who like science, but do not yet have that spark for considering science as a real option in their future. Science doesn’t have to be their best subject. We would like to have the opportunity to provide the spark that sets them on a course toward a career in science. 
 
Please note that we are not looking for your top science students who are already committed to science. Those students would benefit from a more in-depth camp than we are offering.  We especially recommend this opportunity to those students who you believe could be transformed from science-liking-but-uncommitted-to-a career-in-science students into those who love science and could follow a path to a science career.
 
Through games, experiments, social events, puzzles, hands-on projects, visits with scientists, and recreation, campers will explore the connections between science, medicine and their everyday world. They will tune their senses to the awesome world around them and explore it with us.
 
Applicants for the 2014 camp should currently be in the 7th & 8th grades and be US citizens.  The three-part application is available online at www.sciencesleuths.duke.edu. The Camp Application (completed by a parent), Camper Survey (completed by the student) and Teacher Nomination (completed by the student’s science teacher) are due on February 25. Campers will be notified of selection status in April.
 
Under the direction of the Chris Adamczyk, Program Director, our staff-student ratios are 1:4. Camp staff are undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students who have a keen interest in nurturing the next generation and who have expertise in scientific research, science outreach, residential programming and/or recreational planning. All are highly qualified and have trained as a team to deliver an awesome camp experience.
 
Feel free to pass this information along to parents, current 7th  and 8th grade students and colleagues who teach or work with current 7th & 8th graders.
 
For more information visit www.sciencesleuths.duke.edu or email us at sciencesleuths@duke.edu .
 
We are looking forward to an awesome adventure at Summer Science Sleuths at Duke in the summer of 2014!
 
All the best,
 
Chris
 
Christine Adamczyk
Executive Director

Duke Center for Science Education

LSRC B235

308 Research Drive

www.scied.duke.edu
ofc- 919-684-5183

fax- 919-684-5119


Mail to:

Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Box 3813

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC  27710

Science Extra Credit

Extra credit opportunity in science for interested students that will be applied to 3rd quarter

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Family Science Fair Night at Blackstone Library

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We need magazines!

If you have any magazines that you can donate (we are looking for images), please send them to school with your child and give them to Ms. Ingram in room 116.

Thanks!

Link to Ms. Ingram’s Blog

Please follow the link to Ms. Ingram’s School Notes page. http://new.schoolnotes.com/amingram

She will not update on this blog, so please make sure you visit her specific page.

 

 

Mrs. Diaz – 7th Grade Science

Week of:   04/22/13

 

Day 4/22

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday

  • In honor of “Earth Day” Students will view an age appropriate, educational geological video entitled “The 11th hour” and learn about the history and purpose of “Earth Day,”

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • What does “Earth Day” mean to you?
  1. Review Bell ringer
  • Begin Video (Students will write important key points while watching film for in class discussion)
  1. If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

Write a 2-paragraph minimum on what you can do to help improve our environment, give specific details.

Day 4/23

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday
  • Students will learn about the existence of life beyond planet earth.
  • Students will learn about the conditions needed in for life in planet earth.

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • What resources do you think human beings need in order to sustain life in planet earth?

2.    Review “Earth Day” homework and bell ringer.

3.  Life on earth in class discussion.

4. Pg. 108-111- questions 1-2

 

Write a 2-paragraph minimum on your favorite aspect(s) of planet earth and why is this your favorite aspect(s) (exp: Ocean, Land. Animals, Plants, etc).

Day 4/24

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday
  • Students will learn about the “Telescope” and the contributions it has made in exploring space.

 

1. Bell Ringer

What are telescopes and how do you think they work?

2. Review bell ringer.

3. Pg. 118-124- questions 1-3

4. Review moon, comets, asteroids and meteoroids for quiz tomorrow.

Study the moon, comets, asteroids and meteors for quiz tomorrow. (Study notes taken in class).

Day 4/25

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday
  • Students will learn the characteristics and lives of stars.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • What do you know about stars? Be specific.
  1. Review bell ringer.
  2. Begin moon, comets, asteroids and meteors quiz.
  3. Pg. 126-133- questions 1-3

 

Lives of stars comprehension worksheet.

Day 4/26

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday
  1. Students will continue learning about the characteristics and lives of stars.

1. Bell Ringer

What have you learned about “Earth day” life on earth, the telescope and stars so far?

2. Review Bell Ringer

3. Pg. 136-140- questions 1-3

None

 

Mrs. Diaz – 8th Grade Science

Week of:   04/22/13

 

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday

 

4-22-13

  • In honor of “Earth Day” Students will view an age appropriate, educational geological video entitled “The 11th hour” and learn about the history and purpose of “Earth Day.”

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • What does “Earth Day” mean to you?
  1. Review Bell ringer
  • Begin Video (Students will write important key points while watching film for in class discussion)
  1. If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

Write a 2-paragraph minimum on what you can do to help improve our environment, give specific details.

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday

 

4-23-13

  • Students will learn about the skeletal system, its function and purpose in the human body.

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • How many bones are there in the human body? Name as many bones as you can.

2.    Review Earth day homework and bell ringer.

3.    Begin skeletal system power point- slides 21-28

4.     Finish working on pg. 12-19 questions 1-3

 

Skeletal system vocabulary worksheet.

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday

 

4-24-13

  • Students will continue learning about the skeletal system, its function and purpose in the human body.
1. Bell Ringer

Define the terms “Digestion” “Esophagus” “Stomach” and “Peristalsis.”

2. Review Bell Ringer.

3. Guided reading Pg. 60-65 (Write down important key facts from your reading).

4.  Review for skin, muscular and skeletal system quiz tomorrow.

 

 

 

Study for skin, muscular and skeletal system quiz tomorrow.  (Study notes taken in class).

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday

 

4-25-13

  • Students will learn about the “Digestive System” its function and purpose in the human body.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • From your guided reading yesterday (Pg. 60-65) what did you learn about the digestive system?
  1. Review bell ringer
  2. 3.     Skin, muscular and skeletal system quiz.
  3. Begin digestive system power point slides 32-38

 

Digestive system comprehension worksheet.

Day

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday

4-26-13

Students will continue learning about the “Digestive System” its function and purpose in the human body.

1. Bell Ringer- What functions are carried out in the digestive system? (Students may use book for guidance).

2. Review Bell Ringer

3. Continue digestive system power point (slides 32-38).

 

 

None

 

Mrs. Diaz week of 4-15-13 7th and 8th grade science agenda.

Mrs. Diaz – 7th Grade Science

Week of:   04/15/13

 

Day 4/15

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday 
  • Students will learn about the “Outer planets” of our solar system.

 

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • What are some differences between the outer and inner planets of our solar system? (Students will be allowed to refer to their book for support).
  • Review and discuss bell ringer.
  • Begin “Outer” planet power
  • point (Slides 10-12)
  • Pg. 94-101-Questions 1-2

 

 

Compare and contrast planet earth and Uranus.  (2 paragraph minimum-students can use their notes for support).

Day 4/16

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday
  • Students will learn about the moon, its characteristics and it’s purpose. (Continuation of last week’s lesson).

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • What are some of the characteristics of the moon’s surface? (Students will be allowed to use their book for support).

2.    Review homework and bell ringer.

3.  Continue moon powerpoint- slides 12 to 16

4. “Earth’s Moon” guided reading assignment (30-31)

 

Complete “Earth’s moon” guided reading assignment.

Day 4/17

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday
  • NO CLASS- REPORT CARD PICK UP.

 

  1. NO CLASS-REPORT CARD PICK UP.
NO CLASS-REPORT CARD PICK UP.

Day 4/18

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday
  • Students will learn the characteristics of comets, asteroids and meteors.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • What do you know about comets, asteroids and meteors?
  1. Review bell ringer.
  2. Begin Comets power point.
  3. If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

What is the difference between a comet, a meteor and an asteroid. (2 paragraph minimum.

Day 4/19

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday
  1. Students will review and discuss outer planets, moon, comets, asteroids and meteors..

 

  1. Bell Ringer
    • What have you learned about the outer planets, moon, comets, asteroids and meteors?
    • Review bell ringer and homework.
  2. Comets power point (Continued).
None

 

Mrs. Diaz – 8th Grade Science

Week of:   04/15/13

 

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday 

4-15-13

  • Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the muscular system.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • What are the functions of the quadriceps, triceps and hamstring muscles?
  1. Begin muscular Power Point
  • Slides 14-19
  1. If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

Write a 2 paragraph minimum on the functions of the muscular system.

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday 

4-16-13

  • Students will review and describe the structure and function of the human body.

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • Why is it important to warm up and stretch before exercising?

2.    Review bell ringer.

3.    Pg. 24-28 answer questions 1-2

4.     If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

 

Write 1 to 2 paragraphs comparingsmooth muscle tissue and skeletal muscle tissue.  Include whether these muscle tissues are voluntary or involuntary, where are they found and what their functions are.

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday 

4-17-13

  • NO CLASS-REPORT CARD PICK UP
NO CLASS-REPORT CARD PICK UP NO CLASS-REPORT CARD PICK UP

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday 

4-18-13

  • Students will complete a lab experiment on the muscular system.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • Name at least 4 voluntary and 4 involuntary muscles.
  1. Review bell ringer
  2. Begin Lab experiment.
  3. If time permits, begin lab questions & analysis.

 

Muscular system review worksheet

Day

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday 4-19-13 Students will review, discuss and describe the function of the muscular system.  Also, students will be introduced to the skeletal system.  1. Bell Ringer-How many bones are there in the human body?2. Review bell ringer

3. Pg. 12-19 answer questions 1-3

 

None

 

Mrs. Diaz 7th and 8th grade science week of 4-8-13 classroom agenda

Hello, this is Mrs. Diaz, if any parent or student wishes to contact me via e-mail, my email is Cmonarrez1@cps.edu.  Thank you.

 

Mrs. Diaz

Mrs. Diaz – 7th Grade Science

Week of:   04/08/13

 

Day 4/8

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday

  • Students will review and describe the solar system and the characteristics of a “Dwarf” planet.

 

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • Why do you think Pluto is no longer considered a planet?
  • Review and discuss bell ringer.
  • In class discussion and power point on dwarf planets.
  • If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

 

Compare and contrast a dwarf planet and a planet.  (2 paragraph minimum).

Day 4/9

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday
  • Students will be ale to understand the components of the sun.

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • How far is the sun from earth and how hot do you think the sun is?

2.    Review homework and bell ringer.

3.  Begin sun powerpoint.

4. Pg. 78-82 Complete questions 1-3

 

“Sun Vocabulary” worksheet.

 

Day 4/10

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday
  • Students will be able to understand the characteristics of the outer planets of our solar system.

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • Name the “Outer Planets” in our solar system.
  • Review bell ringer
  1. Begin outer planets powerpoint (Slides 10-12).
  2. If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

Compare and contrast planet earth and Uranus.  (3 paragraph minimum-students can use their notes for support).

Day 4/11

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday
  • Students will learn about the moon, its characteristics and it’s purpose.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • Write at least 7 facts about the moon.
  1. Go over bell ringer and Wed homework.
  2. Begin “Moon” power point.
  3. If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

“Earth’s Moon” guided reading assignment.

Day 4/12

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday
  1. Students will review and discuss solar system, sun and moon key points.

  1. Bell Ringer
    • What have you learned about the sun, moon and solar system?
  2. Review sun, moon and solar system key points.
  3. Pg. 30-33 Complete questions 1-3
None

Week of:   04/08/13

 

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday

 

4-8-13

  • Students will review and describe the structure and function of the integumentary system.

 

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • Describe the function of the Integumentary system.

2.    Review body systems and function of the Integumentary system.

3. Finish working on anatomy book assignment (pg-60-65).

 

Study variables and the scientific method process for exam tomorrow.

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday

 

4-9-13

  • Students will complete an end of unit exam on the scientific method and variables.

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • Describe what you think the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles is.

2.    Review bell ringer.

4.    Begin scientific method exam.

5.  If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

Explain how the muscular and skeletal system work together. (2 paragraph minimum).

 

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday

 

4-10-13

  • Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the muscular system.

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • Name the major muscles of the human body.
  1. Begin muscular Power Point
  • Slides 14-19
  1. If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

Write a 2 paragraph minimum on the functions of the muscular system.

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday

 

4-11-13

  • Students will complete a lab experiment on the muscular system.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • How many bones are there in the human body? Name as many as you can.
  1. Review bell ringer
  2. Begin Lab experiment.
  3. If time permits, begin lab questions & analysis.

 

None

Day

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday

4-12-13

No class due to half day.

 No class due to half day. No class due to half day.

 

 

Mrs. Diaz 7th and 8th grade weekly agenda

Mrs. Diaz – 7th Grade Science

Week of:   04/01/13

 

Day 4/1

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday 
  • Students will complete working on their scientific method project.

 

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • What did you do over spring break.
  • Discuss/go over experiments.
  • Group students with their partner/have students finish working on their project.

 

 

Finish scientific method project, due tomorrow.

Day 4/2

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday
  • Students will discuss/present their scientific method project.

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • What is your favorite topic in astronomy? Why? (i.e. planets, stars, milky way, sun, etc.)

2.    Student project presentations.

3.  If time permits, go over bell ringer

 

None 

Day 4/3

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday
  • Students will be able to understand the basic components of our solar system.

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • Name the planets in our solar system-What is the biggest and smallest planet?
  1. Discuss bell ringer and introduce solar system unit/discuss how we will be learning about every planet in the solar system (Including the sun).
  2. Show and explain solar system power point.

 

Write a 2 paragraph minimum about the solar system (include interesting/important facts).

Day 4/4

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday
  • Students will learn about the sun, its characteristics and purpose in our solar system.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • Write at least 7 facts about the sun.
  1. Go over bell ringer and Wed homework.
  2. Present “Sun” power point.
  3. Hand out “The Sun” Guide for reading assignment.
  4. If time permits, hand out “Sun Worksheet and Vocabulary”

 

Sun Worksheet and Vocabulary.

Day 4/5

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday
  1. Students will review and discuss solar system and sun key points.

 

  1. Bell Ringer
    • What have you learned about the sun and solar system that you find interesting? Why?
  2. Review solar system and sun key points.
None

 

Mrs. Diaz – 8th Grade Science

Week of:   04/01/13

 

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Monday
  • Students will be able to grade & correct variables test.

 

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • What did you do over spring break.

2.    Grade & Correct Variables Test

 

None

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Tuesday
  • Students will be able to identify the 7 major systems of the human body.

 

1.    Bell Ringer

  • List as many body parts and organs as you can. Hint: Eyes, Nose, Lungs, etc.

2.    Begin The Human Body Power Point

  • slides 1-3

4.    Read article

  • “The Human Body: An Insiders Look”

5.  If time permits, begin homework in class.

 

“The Human Body: An Insiders Look

 

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Wednesday
  • Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the integumentary system.

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • What are the major systems of the human body?
  1. Begin The Integumentary Power Point
  • Slides 4-12
  1. Quiz: 10 points

 

Write 2 paragraph minimum on the functions of the integumentary system.

Day

Objective

Agenda

Homework

Thursday
  • Students will complete an experiment on the integumentary system.

 

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  • What are the three layers of tissue the skin is composed of?
  1. Return & Discuss Quizzes
  2. Begin Lab
  • “I’m Sensitive Lab”
  1. Begin Lab Questions & Analysis

 

The Integumentary System- What you know worksheet.

Day

  1. Objective
  1. Agenda

Homework

Friday
  1. Students will complete experiment on the integumentary system and review 7 major systems of the human body.

 

  1. Bell Ringer
  2. What are 6 interesting facts on the human body (students will be allowed to use “The Human Body: An Insiders Look” reading.
  3. Review bell ringer and Thursday homework.

4 .   Complete experiment on integumentary system.

None

 

 

7th grade Unit Exam on “Matter”

Reminder:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2012 is the 7th grade unit exam on matter.  Please use the study guide that was reviewed in class to help you prepare for the test.  Make sure that you know all of the key terms in the unit whose definitions should be in your science glossary.

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