26

Sep

2008

Due to a writing prompt this morning, we had shortened classes today. We passed back our test and discussed the correct answers. We also reflected on how we prepared for the test and how we felt about our results. Monday, we will discuss the procedures for those students interested in a test retake. We will [...]

25

Sep

2008

Today, we took our test on paleontology. I hope you all did well!

24

Sep

2008

Today, we reviewed for our test tomorrow. We began class by going over any questions about our paleontology unit. We then checked the answers to our study guide. Finally, we played a review game in our class to see how well we have prepared. To help you study tonight, here is the review game we [...]

22

Sep

2008

Happy first day of fall! We started our class today talking about what fall means – both personally and scientifically. We will get into a more detailed discussion about seasons in the fourth quarter. We then looked at the three geologic laws. Here is a copy of the foldable: Three Laws Foldable We then discussed [...]

19

Sep

2008

Today, we finished our geologic time calendar and turned it in. I hope to have thisĀ  back to you on Monday. Many students were also able to spend some time working on their study guides for the paleontology test next Thursday. I had planned to start discussing the geologic column today. We will pick this [...]

19

Sep

2008

Here is the study guide for next Thursday’s test. Remember, this study guide must be completed by Wednesday, September 24. You can find most of the information in your book in chapter 9. You will receive notes in class Friday and Monday as well. Study Guide

18

Sep

2008

Today we continued working on our geologic time scale calendar. We will finish this up in class tomorrow, and move on to the geologic column. I spoke to students today who indicated they wanted to retake their first science test. Remember, you must complete the form I gave you and all of the requirements on [...]

17

Sep

2008

Geologic time spans 4.6 billion years. We talked today about what a long period of time that is and how we can begin to comprehend it. Today and tomorrow, we are working on scaling down 4.6 billion years to a one year calendar. This is an inclass project, and we are scheduled to finish it [...]

16

Sep

2008

Today, we discussed our Test 1 – Minerals and Rocks results. We also talked about our test retake policy (academic recovery plan). If you would like to retake your test, remember you need to fill out a form, let me know by Monday, make sure you have no missing work in science, and correct your [...]