Thursday, April 28, 2016

This is about the first Homework Assignment for the 4th Quarter: 

Grade 6, periods  1 and 6 - 
Answer Analysis Questions 1 (a, b,c, d, and e) through 6 from p. C-49 to C-50.  Students should have most of the questions on the packets they were given in class today. If not, copy them from the SEPUP e-book linked to the right, or found at http://ebooks.lab-aids.com/student-resources .



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Homework:
6th Graders: Complete your packet: Activity 33: John Snow and the Search for Evidence,


  • finishing not only the Step 1 Information Organizer, 
  • but also the Step 2 Letter Writing Frame.  
  • If you already did these, then re-write your letter in final form. Improve your writing using my comments as a MINIMUM (in other words, feel free to do more improvement than I wrote about). 
  • Note: John Snow Packets are due on Friday. They are your responsibility, including time to review material in the book, get any needed help from other students or from me, finish your final draft, and turn it in no later than Friday.

    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Homework:
    6th Graders: Complete your packet: Activity 33: John Snow and the Search for Evidence,

    • finishing not only the Step 1 Information Organizer, 
    • but also the Letter Writing Frame.  
    • If you already did these, then re-write your letter in final form modifying your writing using my comments as a MINIMUM for improvement of your writing. 

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    No homework expected this week, except for any makeup work that has been requested and provided.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

     
    Homework: 
     6th Graders: (Per. 1):   Water on the Earth   (ReadWorks - Read and respond)
     6th Graders: (Per. 6):   Water from the Air: Cloud Forests (ReadWorks - Read and respond)
     7th Graders: (Pers. 3 & 4): 1-8 What is a Topographic Map? and 1-9 How Do You Read a Topographic Map? [Read paragraph, answer question(s)]. Due Monday, March 28, but may be turned in 3/24. Students have the choice of completing work today, today and tomorrow, or over the holiday weekend.

    Parents: please note a new grading policy. Students who repeatedly and significantly delay in starting their work, when it has been assigned to the class, will be awarded a "3" for Citizenship and/or Effort on their report cards, effective immediately.
    Explanation:  Since the first week of school,  students have been required to show up with their agenda, science notebook (including homework and current classwork), and a pen or pencil that works.  A few students don't start their work when the rest of the class does, though they are in class.  These students choose to not begin their work until they have been called out by the teacher, and given a "personal invitation" to begin the work that everyone else has been doing. The distraction caused prevents helping students who truly need help or fuller explanation of work due to the need for constant checking and rechecking of work to compare progress between students.  It also makes all the other students, who did their work in a timely fashion, to wait on the late starters before moving on to other parts of our classroom activities. So, repeated and significant delays in work starting has a negative impact on many students, and shows both poor effort and poor citizenship.

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    7th Graders: w/s 7-1 What is Mechanical Weathering? Read and answer all questions.

    6th Graders: TBD

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    6th Grade  -
    Test for Chemistry of Materials Unit is scheduled for Thursday March 17.  Review day on Wed., March 16.  Study Guide was passed out on Friday.  For homework, complete the first 21 questions by Tuesday morning.  Finish the whole packet by Wednesday morning before 1st period.
    You may work on this over the weekend.

    7th grade - Test on Thursday, 3/17. Review day on Wed., March 16.  Study Guide pt. 1 was passed out Monday. For homework, complete the first 20 questions by Tuesday morning.  Part 2 of packet will be passed out on Tuesday.  Complete all Remaining answers in the packet by Wednesday morning before 1st period.

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    6th Grade  -
    Test for Chemistry of Materials Unit is scheduled for Thursday March 17.  Review day on Wed., March 16.  Study Guide was passed out on Friday.  For homework, complete the first 21 questions by Tuesday morning.  Finish the whole packet by Wednesday morning before 1st period.
    You may work on this over the weekend. 

    7th grade - No homework for 7th grade. Test on Thursday, 3/17. Review day on Wed., March 16.  Study Guide will be passed out Monday. For homework, complete the first 20 questions by Tuesday morning.  Finish the whole packet by Wednesday morning before 1st period.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    Homework:
    6th Grade
    Pers. 1 and 6:
    Read and Answer 6-5 What Are Air and Water Pollution?

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    Homework:
    6th Grade
    Per. 1:
    1) Finish your data table (the "place mat" we used in the lab - show ppm and per cent or fraction or decimal); and
    2) Answer Analysis Questions from Activity 24 "Diluting the Problem" on the paper provided (or a SPP).
    Per. 6:
    Write 5 STAR note questions based on the March 2 notes and vocab words + definitions. No credit if they are not in the question column, lack a number, or lack a question mark.
    7th Grade
    Per. 3: Fill in the "train" organizer you put in your Science Notebook, showing from smallest to largest: Cell, Chromosome, DNA, Gene, and Nucleus.

    Per. 4:  Write a Reflection in your Science Notebook: what did you learn about Nature vs. Nurture? Minimum 3 sentences.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    NO homework today!!

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    6th Grade: Physical and Chemical Change Worksheet, the 2nd part of which can be found at http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/126363059.png


    7th Grade: none

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    Homework: 
    Grade 6: 
    1. Finish drawing, labeling, and coloring your Pie Charts and Bar Graphs; then
    2. Copy the following vocab into your science notebook.  Open Notebook Vocab Quiz on these vocab words tomorrow: 

    1. chemical change - when chemicals combine or break up to produce "new" or different substances with different propertes.
    2. chemical reactions - take place when one or more starting substances (the "reactants") change chemically into another substance or substances (the "products") . Signs: material gives off smoke, heat, light, or a new odor, or forms a precipitate. (substances rearrange to form substances different than the reactants).
    3. composition - what something is made up of. Ex: the composition of a cookie includes sugar, butter, flour, and chocolate.   
    4. Monomer / Polymer - Monomer is a molecule that repeats and is linked to others to form a polymer, which is a chemical made of repeating molecules linked together, kind of like this:  ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞  Ex: Plastics.
    5. Percent composition - how many parts per hundred made up a material. Ex: One percent (1%) means one part per hundred; therefore, seawater is 3.5 parts per hundred in solution.


    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    6th graders - w/s 3-7 What is the Periodic Table? Read the paragraphs, and answer the Questions after Each paragraph. 

    7th graders - w/s 3-5 Why Can Offspring Differ From Their Parents? Read the paragraphs, and answer the Questions after Each paragraph. 

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Homework for 2/24/16

    6th Grade - w/s: Elements, Mixtures and Compounds + Elements and Compounds
    7th Grade -(Per. 4)- Act. 57 Reproduction: Analysis Questions on Separate Piece of Paper
    Periods 3 and 4 : Notebook Quiz coming up on Monday, vocab quiz on following Friday

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Grade 6 homework:   Activity 16: Elements and the Periodic Table.  Answer all questions, including the "Opening". If you were in the group of 6 early finishers, you have already done much of the work, just attach your answers of the STT and Analysis Questions to your homework paper. Answer the other questions using the e-book. 

    If you were NOT in the group of 6 early finishers, you have only answered some questions, and only verbally. This should be easy for you to show what information you absorbed from the reading and answers to questions that we went over in class. 

    The e-book to answer some questions is the 3rd link in the column to the right------>  (and can also be found at: http://ebooks.lab-aids.com/student-resources).  User name is Stamford678 and pw is student (as shown on the Resources for Students sheet that should be in your Science notebook). You should be able to find and extract definitions from the text for the terms "React" and "Reactive" on pages B-26.

    7th Graders: Frayer diagrams.  Diagram 2 of the following pairs: 
    * Homozygous vs. Heterozygous
    * Phenotype vs. Genotype, and/or
    * Dominant vs. Recessive.




    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Homework:
    Gr. 6 - Write a 5-sentence reflection on what you learned about elements and the Periodic Table.
    Gr. 7 - 

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    Parents: Report Cards were sent home today with students.   Please sign the envelope, remove the report card, and have your student bring the signed envelope back to the Homeroom teacher.  

    Homework for this Early Release Day: 
    6th Graders: Readworks/ Chemistry: An Introduction to Chemistry - Read and answer questions. 

    7th Graders: Readworks/Variation of Traits - Read and answer questions. Also, survey your parents for information about eye color of parents and grandparents.

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    6th Grade homework is answer Analysis Questions for Testing Physical and Chemical Properties Lab. 

    7th Graders - No homework!

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    6th Graders - No homework! 
    Congratulations to my Period 1 class for winning the 6th Grade Color Contest!  Almost everyone showed school spirit by wearing green today!

    7th Graders: Read (and re-read) "Study Guide: Cells", which we went over in class today.   Note a correction to the answers: the blank in number 5 should read: "TAKE IN NUTRIENTS".

    Remember:
    Plant cells have a CELL WALL (and a cell membrane), Big VACUOLE, and CHLOROPLASTS that absorb light to power the process of making the plant's food. 

    Animal cells have NO cell wall, NO Big Vacuoles, NO Chloroplasts, but they do have Lysosomes and Centrosomes.  Check out the diagrams on the last page of your "Study Guide: Cells".

    25.  New Question: REad the following text, and look for a definition in the text:  
    "Goldberger investigated Nutrition, or balanced vitamins and minerals in food, as Pellagra's cause."  Based on the reading, what is the definition of "Nutrition"?

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    1/27/16 -
    Gr. 6, per. 1 - Elements of Jewelry: read and answer 10 questions

    7th Graders - Make your own cartouche (nameplate), just like Ancient Egyptians did for their pharoahs.   Visit http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/cartouche/cartouche.html

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    Jan. 26, 2016

    Gr. 6, per. 6 - Elements of Jewelry: read and answer 10 questions

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    • Grade 6 homework:  Complete Questions 1- 26 of Test Prep paper, which students began working on in class today, before tomorrow's Unit test.
    • Grade 7 Homework:  Complete Study Guide:Cells,  which we started working on in class today.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Grade 6 Homework:
    • Read your study guide through at least one time, and 
    • answer all Questions on the Reading Product Labels Activity Sheet (BOTH sides, CR!) and
    • Also write "Question 11: What kind of hazard(s) does this cleaner  present?" Then write out an answer to that question.
    Gr. 7 homework:
    • Read your study guide through at least twiceMake sure that you know your material for tomorrow's Mid Term. If you have questions, you can email me at mgoldsmith@ci.stamford.ct.us and I will answer you in class before the test 
    End of Answers for Study Guide
    • Describe the tradeoffs associated with using one power of magnification over another. 
    • At a higher power, you see fewer cells, but you see those cells in greater detail.

    • Explain the function of the four most common organelles.
    • Nucleus - reproduction and controls the cell
      cell membrane - controls flow of materials in and out of cell.
      mitochondria - energy factory for the cell.
      cytoplasm - breaks down and allows transport of nutrients.
    • Compare and contrast bacteria vs. animal cell organelles.
    • bacteria do not have nucelus or membrane bound organelle.
    • Compare and contrast single vs. multi-celled organisms and provide examples of each.

    • Multi-celled organisms have more than one cell, but they have trouble moving nutrients and oxygen around, so they developed tissues, organs and organ systems of great complexity, such as our circulatory systems with a two-pump heart (one side pumps to the body, one side pumps to the lungs), and blood that contains oxygen carrying red cells and white cells that fight foreign cells and substances. In other words, they developed cells that were more specialized in function and structure, with greater numbers of organelles (parts with their own job). Ex: Worms have less complicated breathing and digestive systems than humans, and dogs; algae has less complicated systems than trees.
    • Single-celled organisms. The cell controls what nutrients, oxygen and waste go in and out of the cell, because all needed substances simply pass directly between the organism and the outside environment. No specialized cells, only one cell must perform all functions, and the organism is much more limited in what it is able to do. Ex: bacteria can't think; can't hunt, consume and digest other organism

      Tuesday, January 19, 2016

      Welcome back after our long weekend -

      Sixth grade homework: Per. 1 - Physical and Chemical Properties

      Seventh grade homework:  Review the Study Guide and answer the first two pages of questions.

      Thursday, January 14, 2016

      Hi students - Sorry I wasn't there for most of you today.  Homework assignments:

      1. 6th Graders - study your Review packets for your Mid Term Exam tomorrow.  You can also try a Quizlet put together by Mrs. Bridgers, at https://quizlet.com/114712420/flashcards

      2. 7th Graders - Why are Cells Shaped Differently?  Put your work in the homework box tomorrow at the start of class.

      Tuesday, January 12, 2016

      Wednesday, 1/13/16 - I'm just going to revise yesterday's blog entry so the 6th Grade review sheet is still available for anyone that needs it.

      Homework:
      6th grade: complete the study guide and define each term, answer each question under the sections headed "Vocabulary" and "Analysis Questions".  (Review the Science Process Skills section at the beginning, but do not write out details on the skills). I've posted copies of the original sheets without the additions from class, below if you left yours at school......

      7th grade:   Respiration packet.  Second set of Multiple choice questions is redundant, don't need to answer those. The Word scramble at the end is for fun, not a grade.  Those of you who picked up the challenge work (2-7 How do Materials Move in and out of Cells?) today can earn extra credit by turning that work in no later than Monday.




      Sorry for the late blog post, but my classroom computer has lost internet connectivity.

      Homework:
      6th grade: Go through the study guide and define each term, answer each question. Minimum 1 full page of the sections headed "Vocabulary" and "Analysis Questions".  (Review the Science Process Skills section at the beginning, but do not write out details on the skills). I've posted copies of the original sheets without the additions from class, below if you left yours at school......

      7th grade:   w/s 2-3 What are the Other Parts of a Cell?