Monday, April 15, 2019

April 15-19

Attention Honors Students
MESPOWs this week are #108 and #130.

Monday
We will finish the video (Failure is Not an Option). If you were gone, get the handout and watch the first 65 minutes.

Tuesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains NASA through the years.

Wednesday
We will have a guest speaker here to talk about the Missouri Breaks National Monument.

Thursday
We will watch a video: Birth of the Earth.

Friday
Weather-permitting, we will launch rockets.

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 8-12

Optional Replacement Assignment for March
This is due on April 30. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest assignment score (does not replace the debate project or science circus project). For periods 1-4-5, do 1-22 on page 359. For periods 3-6, do 1-10 on pages 376.

Attention Honors Students
MESPOWs this week are #102 and #106.

Monday
Benson will explain the historical context of the movie and then we will continue watching it (October Sky).

Tuesday
We will finish the movie.

Wednesday-Friday
Students will make rockets.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April 1-5

Attention Honors Students
MESPOWs this week are #36 and #50.

Monday
After a brief introduction students will do a WS (Principles of Geology).

Tuesday
We will a video called "The First Face of America". If you were gone, watch it here (53 minutes), and read this article.

Wednesday
Benson will explain how radiometric dating works, and then students will do an assignment called "Dating Deep Blood Kettles". If you were gone . . .
1. Watch the video posted below.
2. Read this web page: Radiometric Dating at a Bison Kill Site
3. Print out the "Dating Deep Blood Kettles" handout here or get a copy from Benson.
2. View the PowerPoint Presentation. Do as instructed.

Thursday
We will go over the WS from Monday, and then start a video (October Sky).

Friday
Benson will explain the historical context of the movie and then we will continue watching it (October Sky).

Video of the Week

Saturday, March 16, 2019

March 18-22

Optional Replacement Assignment for March
This is due on March 22. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest assignment score (does not replace the debate project or science circus project). For periods 1-4-5, do 1-22 on page 89. For periods 3-6, do 1-10 on pages 78-79.

Monday
Students will watch a video called "The Day the Mesozoic Died". If you were gone, watch it here (33 minutes). You should also read this web page (does not open on mobile devices).

Tuesday
Students will do an activity to help them understand the rock cycle. If you were gone, carefully read pages 67-69 (honors pages 52-54), get a copy of the handout, and go through this Rock Cycle Presentation Complete the handout. You should also read this web page and this one too.

Wednesday
Students will do a station to station activity that will serve as a review of rocks and the rock cycle.

Thursday
We will review for the test. Here is the link to the Kahoot.

Friday
Test

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March 11-15

Optional Replacement Assignment for March
This is due on March 22. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest assignment score (does not replace the debate project or science circus project). For periods 1-4-5, do 1-22 on page 89. For periods 3-6, do 1-10 on pages 78-79.

Monday
Mrs. Murray (student teacher) will explain fracking and then students will begin working on a 3-day fracking debate project. Students who miss this day should watch this video and then check with Mrs. Murray.

Tuesday
Students will do their research in preparation for the debate.

Wednesday
Students will participate in a debate.

Thursday
Students will take notes as they learn about weathering and erosion.

Friday
Students will attend a presentation by Montana Conservation Corp in the Little Theater.

Monday, March 4, 2019

March 4-8

Attention Honors Students
MESPOWs this week are #90 and #113.

Monday
Students will take notes as they learn about plutonic formations. If you miss this day, get a handout, copy the notes, and read text pages 295-297 (honors pages 275-280)

Tuesday
Students will do a lab to determine the density of two different kinds of igneous rocks.

Wednesday
Benson will explain some details about Science Circus, and then students will do a WS.

Thursday
Students will take notes as they learn about weathering and erosion.

Friday
Students will do a lab (Frost Wedging).

Monday, February 25, 2019

February 4 - March 1

Optional Replacement Assignment for February
This is due on February 28. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. For periods 1-4-5, do 1-17 on page 275. For periods 3-6, do 1-10 on pages 222-223.

Attention honors students - The MESPOWs for this week are #53 and #121.

Monday
Students will take a test over Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes.

Tuesday - Revised due to late start.
Students will take watch the first 20-30 minutes of a video about the geology of Yosemite. Here is a link to the 43-minute video.

Wednesday
We will finish the video and then students will take a pre-test related to the next unit.

Thursday
Students will do an activity to introduce them to minerals.

Friday
Students will take notes as Mrs. Murray explains igneous rocks. If you miss this day, get a handout, copy the notes, and read text pages 72-74 (honors pages 56-61).