Kaylee Houlihan

Carmel Middle School

Carmel Clay Schools

300 S. Guilford Road (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 846-7331 ext. 6440


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Class Description

Welcome to 8th grade science! In this class we will explore scientific procedures, physics, genetics, chemistry, and ecology! Many of these topics overlap between quarters based on our standards.

 

Week of: 05/18/2015
Monday

 -Flame Tests

HW: none

Tuesday

 -background info on coral reefs

HW: none

Wednesday

 -virtual feld trip to coral reefs of Palau

HW: none

Thursday  
Friday  

All reading guides are due in class on Thursday 5/14.

 

Week of: 05/11/2015
Monday

 -CHapter 12 vocab quick check, start chapter 12 RGs (12.1 and 12.2 today)

HW: chapter 12 RGs due Thursday

Tuesday

 -Oh Deer!, work on Chapter 12 RGs (12.3, 12.4, 12.5)

HW: all chapter 12 RGs due Thursday

Wednesday

 -Muskox Maneuvers, work on Chapter 12 RGs

HW: all chapter 12 RGs due tomorrow

Thursday

 -go over RGs, review for Ecology Common Assessment

HW: study

Friday

 -Ecology Common Assessment

HW: 

 

Week of: 05/04/2015
Monday

 -Ecology pre-test, Chemistry test corrections, chapter 12 vocab

HW: corrections/practice due Friday, chapter 12 vocab due Monday

Tuesday

 -Bill Nye: Pollution Sollutions, test corrections, vocab

HW: corrections/practice due Friday, vocab due/quiz Monday

Wednesday

 -Ecosystem Facelift

HW: corrections/practice, vocab

Thursday

 -Biodiversity of Odom Woods

HW:corrections/practice due tomorrow!

Friday

 -Biodiversity of Odom Woods

HW: chapter 12 vocab quiz Monday

 

Week of: 04/27/2015
Monday

 -Balancing Chemical Equations, 11.4/11.5 RG

HW: none

Tuesday

 -finish and go over 11.4/11.5 RG, Practice balancing equations

HW: none

Wednesday

 -Hot Solutions Lab

HW: none

Thursday

 -review for Chemistry Common Assessment

HW: study!

Friday

 -Chemistry Common Assessment 

HW: none

 

Week of: 04/20/2015
Monday

 -go over 11.2 RG, 11.3 Covalent Bonds: notes, RG, vocab

HW: finish 

Tuesday

 -go over 11.3 RG, Water Electrolysis

HW: none

Wednesday

 -read 11.4, Physical/Chemical Changes Lab, 11.4 vocab

HW: none

Thursday

 -review for Chapter 11 Quiz

HW: none

Friday

 -Chapter 11 Quiz (11.1, 11.2, 11.3), 11.5 vocab

HW: none

 

Week of: 04/13/2015
Monday

 -Electron Dot Diagram review, Chemistry Bingo

HW: none

Tuesday

 -ISTEP+ Practice Test

HW: none

Wednesday

 -Investigating Chemical Reactions

HW: none

Thursday

 -11.2 Ionic Bonds: notes, RG, vocab

HW: finish RG and vocab if needed

Friday

 -Final Elements Quiz! (5th set of elements), Speed Dating

HW: none

 

Week of: 03/30/2015
Monday

 -Hunt9ing the Elements

HW: none

Tuesday

 -Hunting the Elements

HW: none

Wednesday  
Thursday

 -Chemistry Show by Mr. Moller!

HW: none

Friday  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Week of: 03/16/2015
Monday

 -Review for Chapter 10 Test

HW: none

Tuesday

 -finish lab write-up (due at end of class), review

HW: study for test

Wednesday

 -Chapter 10 Test, 11.1 vocab

HW: finish vocab

Thursday

 - Test corrections, chapter 10 review

HW: test corrections signed, review finished 

Friday

 -Element Quiz 3, A Sticky Situation 

HW: none

Quarter 4!!!!

Week of: 03/16/2015
Monday

 -pass back papers, element families chart

HW: none

Tuesday

 -finish element families chart, chemical reactions in action

HW: finish elements chart

Wednesday

 -Mystery Powders part 1

HW: none

Thursday

 -Mystery Powders part 2

HW: element quiz 2 tomorrow!

Friday

 -Element Quiz 2!, Mystery Mixtures lab write-up

HW: Lab write-up due Tuesday

 

Week of: 03/09/2015
Monday

 -Energy levels notes, Atomic Structure Models, 10.2 vocab

HW: 10.2 vocab

Tuesday

 -Getting to Know the Periodic Table 

HW: none

Wednesday

 -Finish Getting to Know the Periodic Table, 10.2 RG

HW: finish 10.2 RG for Friday, BYOD tomorrow!!

Thursday

 -Exploring the Elements, 10.2 RG

HW: finish 10.2 RG, collecting notebooks tomorrow!

Friday

 -First Elements Quiz!, Periodic Table Video

HW: none

 

Week of: 03/02/2015
Monday

 -Go over Genetics CA, Lab Safety

HW: none

Tuesday

 -Atoms & Molecules video

HW: none

Wednesday

 -Atomic Theories flip charts, textbook pages 358 & 361

HW: finish flip charts, textbook pages

Thursday

 -Chemistry pre-test, Genetics test corrections 

HW: none

Friday

 -Atoms notes, Atomic Structure models

HW: none

 

Week of: 02/23/2015
Monday

 -7.2 RG

HW: finish RG/vocab

**BYOD tomorrow

Tuesday

 -My Favortie Species **BYOD

HW: finish My Favorite Species

Wednesday

 -Jeff Corwin: Galapagos Islands

HW:none

Thursday

 -Review for Common Assessment tomorrow!

HW: STUDY!

Friday  -Genetics Common Assessment!

 

Week of: 02/16/2015
Monday  No School!
Tuesday

 -go over 9.5 RG, Chapter 9 review with study guide

HW: Chapter 9 test tomorrow

Wednesday

 -Chapter 9 test, 7.1 characteristics of life charts

HW: none

Thursday

 -finish/go over 7.1 charts

HW: none

Friday

 -Shoe Classification, 7.2 vocab

HW: finish vocab

 

Week of: 02/09/2015
Monday

 -9.3 notes, 9.3 RG & vocab

HW: RG & vocab- due Tuesday

Tuesday

 -Toothpick Fish Lab

HW: none

Wednesday

 -FInish Toothpick FIsh, Ted Talks: Bioengineering, 9.5 vocab/RWH 

HW: 9.5 vocab- tomorrow

**If you were not in class today, RWH 9.5 and be ready to discuss the topics tomorrow.

Thursday

 -Genetic Engineering Research

HW: none

Friday

 -present Genetic Engineering Research for topic

HW: 9.5 research organizer 

***Chapter 9 test on Wednesday 2/18!

 

Week of: 02/02/2015
Monday

 -go over practice, Jeopardy Review

HW: study for 9.1/9.2 quiz tomorrow

Tuesday

 -9.1/9.2 Quiz, Immortal Woman Reading Assessment

HW: none

Wednesday

 -Genetic Child Project

HW: none

Thursday

 -Genetic Child Project

HW: none

Friday

 -NOVA: Cracking Your Genetic Code, finish drawing

HW: none

 

Week of: 01/26/2015
Monday

 HS Counselor Presentations

HW: none

Tuesday

 -DNA Extraction Lab, 9.2 vocab

HW: vocab due Thursday

Wednesday

 -Flower DIssection, go over 9.1 RG

HW: finish vocab

Thursday

 -9.1/9.2 notes, What's the Chance? Activity

HW: none

Friday

 -Probability and Punnett Squares, PTC Tasting Lab

HW: practice worksheet- due Monday

Quiz over 9.1 & 9.2 Tuesday 2/3!

 

Week of: 01/19/2015
Monday  No School!
Tuesday

 -Structure of DNA Food Lab, 9.1 vocab (afternoon classes)

HW: 9.1 vocab due Thursday

Wednesday

 -Human Traits Survey, 9.1 vocab

HW: finish 9.1 vocab, survey 2 people

Thursday

 -Graph/Analyze Traits Data, go over quizzes

HW: none

Friday

 -read 9.1, 9.1 RG

HW: finish RG

 

Week of: 01/12/2015
Monday

 -steps of mitosis/meiosis, mitosis/meiosis review sheet

HW: none

Tuesday

 -finish steps of mitosis/meiosis, mitosis/meiosis review sheet, 9.4 RG

HW: 9.4 RG

Wednesday

 -go over 9.4 RG, asexual/sexual reproduction

HW: none

Thursday

 -review for quiz

HW: study for quiz tomorrow

Friday

 -Quiz over mitosis/meiosis, sexual/asexual reproduction; Bill Nye: Genes

HW: bring in materials for food lab Tuesday 

Quarter 3!!

Week of: 01/05/2015
Monday

 -Scavenger Hunt, Genetics Unit outline/pre-questions

HW: Semester 2 notebook by Thursday!

Tuesday

 -Animal Cell Diagram, finish chapter 9 questions

HW: Semester 2 notebook by Thursday!

Wednesday

 -9.4 vocab, Mitosis vs. Meiosis chart

HW: Semester 2 notebook and things to decorate it

Thursday

 Snow Day!

Friday  -Set-up/Decorate semester 2 notebook, finish vocab/chart

HW: finish 9.4 vocab/mitosis vs. meoisis chart

 

Week of: 12/15/2014
Monday  none
Tuesday  none
Wednesday  none 
Thursday  none
Friday  none

 

Week of: 12/08/2014
Monday  Study for Waves Common Assessment tomorrow!
Tuesday  Waves Common Assessment today!
Wednesday  Jurassic Park permisiion slip signed- due Friday
Thursday  permission slip
Friday  none

 

Week of: 12/01/2014
Monday

 Grade check

 Finish chapter 5 study packet

Tuesday  Finish 6.1 vocab
Wednesday  none 
Thursday

 6.2 RG due tomorrow

 6.2 vocab due Monday

Friday

 6.2 vocab

 Finish Light Lab questions

 

Week of: 11/24/2014
Monday  finish 5.4/5.5 vocab- due Wednesday
Tuesday  
Wednesday  
Thursday  Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Week of: 11/17/2014
Monday  5.3 vocab due Wednesday 
Tuesday  
Wednesday  Quiz over 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 today!
Thursday

 finish 5.4/5.5 RG

BYOD tomorrow!

Friday  none

 

Week of: 11/10/2014
Monday  STUDY!
Tuesday  Physics CA today! 
Wednesday  5.1 vocab due Friday
Thursday

 5.1 portion of RG due Friday

Test retake practice due Tuesday IN CLASS!

Friday  finish 5.2 RG

 

Week of: 11/03/2014
Monday  4.1 RG and vocab
Tuesday  
Wednesday  power and work lab
Thursday  
Friday  

 

Week of: 10/27/2014
Monday  4.1 vocab due Wednesday
Tuesday  
Wednesday  4.1 vocab due
Thursday  roller coaster write-up due!
Friday  Readbox/Water-Rocket due! *Rocket write-up due Monday after launch

 

Week of: 10/20/2014
Monday  Fall Break!
Tuesday  finish all roller coaster pieces
Wednesday  work on write-up if you'd like
Thursday  finish amusement park physics questions in science notebook (website and link are on Google Classroom)
Friday  none

QUARTER 2!

Week of: 10/13/2014
Monday  finish 3.6 RG
Tuesday  none
Wednesday  bring scissors!
Thursday  none
Friday  Fall Break! 

 

Week of: 10/06/2014
Monday

 lab report due tomorrow

quiz tomorrow

Tuesday

 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 QUIZ!

3.4 & 3.5 vocab- due Thursday

Wednesday  3.4/3.5 RG- due Friday
Thursday  3.4/3.5 RG
Friday  

 

Week of: 09/29/2014
Monday

 Finish 3.2 Read, Write, Highlight

 Speed Practice due Wednesday

Tuesday  none
Wednesday  none 
Thursday  BYOD
Friday  BYOD

 

Week of: 09/22/2014
Monday  3.1 & 3.2 vocab completed for tomorrow 
Tuesday  none
Wednesday  none
Thursday none 
Friday none 

 

Week of: 09/15/2014
Monday  Shipping Form due tomorrow
Tuesday  be ready to ship tomorrow! 
Wednesday  Shipping Day!
Thursday

 Chapter 1 & 2.1 test tomorrow!

http://quizlet.com/47636064/test link to Quizlet to study vocab

Friday

 Chapter 1 & 2.1 test! 

3.1 and 3.2 vocab completed for Tuesday

 

Week of: 09/08/2014
Monday  none
Tuesday  PowerSchool Check
Wednesday  none
Thursday  none
Friday  Finish your controlled experiment design if you did not finish during class! The google doc is linked under "Class Resources"

 

Week of: 09/01/2014
Monday  No school!
Tuesday  NONE
Wednesday  NONE
Thursday  List of materials that you can bring for the Chip Challenge
Friday  Bring materials Monday

 

Week of: 08/25/2014
Monday 1.3 vocab due Wednesday
Tuesday 1.3 vocab due tomorrow
Wednesday 1.2 vocab due Friday
Thursday 1.2 vocab due tomorrow
Friday  None

 

Week of: 08/18/2014
Monday

 ***3rd period: get permission slip signed and draw/color picture in picture frame.

Other periods: NONE

Tuesday  1.1 vocab if not finished in class
Wednesday  Study for quiz
Thursday  Study for quiz
Friday  Quiz today!

 

Week of: 08/11/2014
Monday  Summer!
Tuesday  Summer!
Wednesday  NONE
Thursday  Bring in science notebook and magazines/pictures to decorate it! Make sure everything is school appropriate.
Friday  Get parent permission slips signed