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Weekly lesson plans

WEEKLY LESSON PLANS

Please refer to the "COVID-19 Distance learning information" tab for more information and updates from March 18-May 1.

Paper packets available at front entrance of MCMS for pickup for assignments for week of April 20-May 1.

Students will stay in contact with their advisory teacher as that will be your main point of communication.

 

 

 

 

 

OLDER LESSON PLANS

WEEK OF AUG. 14-16

W- introduction to science and Mrs. Copas
Th- Emergency preparedness, classroom 
procedures, About Me handout
F -Find a friend bingo activity
About Me Handout
science folders

WEEK of AUG. 19-23

M- Lab safety rules
Literacy reflection question and think-pair-share
Video
T- Lab equipment identification and uses

W-Practice measurements of mass, volume,
and temperature in the lab using
equipment and appropriate labels hands-on

Th-Obtaining the volume of an irregular 
object challenge hands-on

F- Sponge bob safety rules and finish lab equipment
(if needed)

 

WEEK of AUG. 26-30

 

M-Steps of the scientific method activity with cut and glue strips with Sponge Bob experiment example

T-Parts of an experiment-practice examples, paper plane experiment to help explain variable, independent variable, and dependent variable

W- Obtaining volume of irregular shaped objects challenge

Th-Skittles experiment-applying the steps of the scientific method

F-Paper towel experiment

 

WEEK OF SEPT. 3-6

M- No school
T- Vocabulary interactive word wall activity
W- Review for scientific method test
Handout study guide
Th- Scientific method test
F- RETEST over scientific method test
and lab equipment test

 

WEEK OF SEPT. 9-13

M-Set up new binders
-Activity: abiotic and biotic factors 
compare and contrast activity INB
Students will draw an ecosystem"" 

T-Activity: Level of organization in an 
ecoystem pyramid activity INB
Students will create their own examples

W-Activity: Food chain foldable over 
vocabulary with roles in food chains INB
Analyze food chains

Th-Activity: Start food webs with INB 
Food web foldable

F- Activity: Continue food webs 
Analyze food web by removing food chains 
and analyzing individual roles

 

WEEK OF SEPT. 16-20

M- Start ecosystem project-students will
create a poster researching an ecosystem
of their choice
T- Continue ecosystem project
W-Limiting factor simulation activity
Th- Limiting factor simulation graphing
LITERACY with claim evidence reasoning
format
F- Finish ecosystem project

 

WEEK OF SEPT. 23-27

M- Symbiosis with PPT activity
T-Continue limiting factor activity with graphing and data analysis;

W-Limiting factor reading and notes

Th- Study guide and review for summative test

F- Summative test over ecosystem unit

 

WEEK OF SEPT. 30-OCT. 3

M- Sub lesson

T- Retest/ Redo for ecosystem test and project

W- Carbon and nitrogen cycle with decomposer / composting literacy article 

Th- Movie day with literacy activity with internal vs. external conflict with characters/Concessions/ activity day

 

WEEK OF OCT. 14-18

M- Food web activity for TCT preparation and extended response practice 

T- TCT#1 Ecosystem assessment over food webs

W- What is matter?  Introduction to matter unit 
Claim evidence reasoning activity to answer "Is Air Matter?"

Th- States of matter activity with phase change introduction

F- Students to grade TCT assessment with peer review

WEEK OF OCT. 21-25

M-TCT scoring by students with peer assess
and rubric
T-Finish water cycle notes
Begin water cycle project
W-Water cycle project
Th- Water cycle project   
F-Finish water cycle project/ water cycle quiz

 

WEEK OF OCT. 28- NOV. 1

M-"What is Matter?" introduction to unit LITERACY article
Claim, evidence, reasoning activity
over "Is Air Matter?"
T-States of matter notes
with LITERACY article
W- Deadline for Water cycle project from class last week
Begin wildlife conservation writing project on Google Classroom (click here for instruction sheet)

Th-Continue wildlife conservation writing

F-Continue wildlife conservation writing

 

WEEK OF NOV. 6-8

M- NO SCHOOL

T-NO SCHOOL

W- Continue conservation writing

Th- Finish conservation writing

F- Phase changes Cornell notetaking with doodle notes and the relationship with kinetic and thermal energy

 

WEEK OF NOV. 11-15

M- continue notes from last Friday; Cornell note taking with doodle notes and the relationship with kinetic and thermal energy

T- Phet simulation on computer on Google classroom assignment

W- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzLWXXt9MRA video about heat, temperature, kinetic energy, conduction, radiation, and convection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8cp1sTmZP8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2UQGnfQyeA

Th- Review questions Study guide
F-  Quiz over states of matter 

WEEK OF NOV. 18-22

M- Physical vs. chemical properties of matter

 organizing properties of matter video
T- Density and properties demos
W- Physical vs. chemical change notes 
and close reading activity
Th- Physical vs. chemical change 
gallery walk
F- density phet simulation/ retake 
states of matter quiz

WEEK OF NOV. 25-29

M- Chemical properties "What's that white 
mystery white powder?" lab / concessions
T- Makeup day/ concessions
W- No school
Th-No school
F-No school

WEEK OF DEC. 2-6

M- Atoms family literacy reading and song to 
understand parts of an atom 
T- TCT #2-dissolving M&Ms OR 
Chem/phys change Extended response
W- Understanding the periodic table by color
Th-Atoms Basics Notes to review and apply
periodic table knowledge
F- Element trading cards research

WEEK OF DEC. 9-13

M- What is a compound? Reading chemical formulas
T- Elements, compounds, molecule, mixtures models
W- MAP testing/ Elements, compounds, molecule, mixtures models
Th- MAP testing/Elements, compounds, molecules, mixtures models
F- Band concert 1:00 review activities in class

WEEK OF JAN. 2-3

Th- Extended structures of substances by combining atoms and molecules in patterns

F- Review atom material

 

WEEK OF DEC. 16-18

M-Makeup work / Christmas activities / Beta movie fundraiser in afternoon

T- Makeup work / Christmas activities / Dodgeball fundraiser 

W- Makeup work / Christmas activities

 

WEEK OF JAN.6-10

M- Review study guide over atoms unit
T- Summative assessment over atoms unit
W- TCT #2 State science task
Th-Retest over summative from Tuesday or 
finish TCT #2
F- Start motion and forces units with notetaking: how to calculate speed; understanding acceleration and velocity

WEEK OF JAN 13-17

M- interpreting distance time graphs
T- Speed bubble tube races
W- Finish bubble tube race/ Moving Man Phet
Th- How to calculate net force, friction, types of forces
F-Newton's laws

WEEK OF JAN. 21-23

M- NO SCHOOL
T- Force, mass, and acceleration lab/
Newton's laws practice
W- Practice distance time graphs
Th-Makeup work / Newton's laws videos
F- NO SCHOOL

WEEK OF JAN. 27-31

M- Catapult activity - how does mass and force
relate to acceleration and movement of objects
T- Newton's laws storyline project
W- Newton's laws storyline project
Th- Net force, acceleration, friction simulation interactive activity
on Chromebook
F- Net force, acceleration, friction simulation interactive activity
on Chromebook

WEEK OF FEB. 3-7


M- Study guide review for motion forces test
T- Test over motion forces
W-retake/ makeup test and assignments day
Th- Start rock cycle unit- Doodle notes over weathering, erosion, and deposition

F- Continue doodle notes from yesterday

 

WEEK OF FEB. 10-14

M- Finish Doodle notes over deposition Start weathering Gizmo simulation

T- Continue Gizmo simulation

W- Erosion Gizmo simulation

Th- Rock idenitification, Doodle notes and vocabulary rotation activity

F- What drives the rock cycle?
Rock cycle processes

 

WEEK OF FEB. 17- 21

M- NO SCHOOL
T- Using the rock cycle diagram to determine how rocks turn from one type into another
W- Rock cycle interactive Internet activity
Th- Vocabulary practice games
F- Study guide for rock cycle test

WEEK OF FEB. 24-28

STUDY GUIDE FOR ROCK CYCLE TEST

M- Rock cycle literacy review sheets about rock type and cycle
T- Rock cycle assessment
W-Egg drop crash! activity-Students will create a landing pad out of paper and masking tape to keep an egg from breaking when dropped
https://classroom.iihs.org/egg-crash/

Th- Complete the egg crash handout --Start makeup testing / retesting

F-  Makeup testing and retesting / makeup work
NOTE*** days are subject to change this week

 

WEEK OF MARCH 2-6

M- Intro to earth layers
Foldable over earth layers
T- Field testing today
Afternoon watch video over Earth layers Video link
https://www.learner.org/series/earth-revealed/earths-interior/
W- Comparing lithosphere and asthenosphere video link

LITERACY: compare/contrast; graph
Convection currents animation
Th- Plate movements / draw with me activity
F-Using laminated maps students will
predict landforms that result from plates and their future movements

 

WEEK OF MARCH 9-11

M- Seafloor spreading models with comprehension questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyMLlLxbfa4
T- pangea puzzle activity
W-Class discussion formulating questions after
reading articles on continental drift/Pangea with
LITERACY activities
Th- NO SCHOOL
F- NO SCHOOL

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