Pringles Challenge: Day 1a

Homework: Bring in what you need for the Pringles Challenge ThePringlesChallengeStudentInfo

We still need empty 2-L soda bottles.

 

After CRCT testing this morning, first period and third period began brainstorming and planning their Pringles Ship the Chip packaging.

Remember, I will provide each group with 3 chips: two for testing and one for shipping. If your group needs more than three chips for testing, you need to provide them.

How can I be prepared for the science CRCT?

Homework: Study your CRCT review folder for Monday’s science CRCT section

Bring your Pringles Challenge Materials Tomorrow. Details: ThePringlesChallengeStudentInfo

We still need 2-L soda bottles. We need over 70 more bottles. Please send it what you have.

  1. Finished our CRCT review folders! Now you have everything you need to review for the CRCT. Your folder has the basics, and your notebook has the details.
  2. You can’t read after the CRCT this year, so what can you do? Check out these ideas.

How can I be prepared for the science CRCT?

Homework: Study for science CRCT (next Monday); gather supplies for Pringles Challenge; 5th period needs to complete assigned foldables

 

  1. Continued to work on CRCT foldable review

After you finish testing during the CRCT, you will be required to sit silently and will not be able to read or do any other activities. So, what CAN you do? I wrote a list of 20 activities you can do silently at your seat that involve some simple stretches for sore hands and lots of imagination. Check it out for ideas! Imagination Games: 20 Ways to Fight Post Standardized Test Boredom

How can I prepare for the science CRCT?

Homework: Complete the foldable you left off on in class. Review your CRCT foldable for a couple of minutes each day. Also, check out the CRCT Prep Resources page at the top menu. If you are completing grade recovery assignments, those are due Tuesday, April 29th.

  1. Post-CRCT engineering design challenge: Pringles Ship the Chip. Here are the details we discussed in class. Please start brainstorming now and collecting materials. ThePringlesChallengeStudentInfo
  2. Continued to work on our CRCT review foldables for our folder. Each class is at a slightly different place. We have a few more foldables to go to review all of our big topics for the year.

How can I be prepared for the science CRCT?

Homework: Review your CRCT review folder

 

  1. Assessment 11 corrections.
  2. CRCT review foldables.

We will be reviewing CRCT content the next few days. Please have your folder with you each day.

What have I learned about the solar system and beyond?

Homework: Grade recovery assignments are due Tuesday, April 29th if you are taking advantage of that opportunity.

 

  1. Unit 11 Assessment: Solar System and Beyond.
  2. Turned in Alphabet Review.

We will concentrate on CRCT review the next four days. Be sure to bring your blue review folder and your Mission Log to class each day.

What have I learned about the solar system and beyond?

Homework: Study for tomorrow’s Unit 11 test which is tomorrow. Here is a study guide that may help. Ignore anything that deals with the history of exploration. Test 11 Solar System and Beyond Study Guide

 

  1. Solar system formation video (see yesterday’s post)
  2. 12a Quiz on origin theories
  3. Review of standards for tomorrow’s test (see below)
  4. Alphabet Review – one word from the unit with an accompanying fact. You may use four free spaces. Alphabet Review

Solar System and Beyond Test:

•11a: Compare and contrast the planets
–composition
–Size relative to Earth
–Surface and atmospheric features
–Relative distance from sun
–Ability to support life
•11c: describe characteristics of comets, asteroids, and meteors
•11b/11d: explain how gravity and inertia govern motion in the solar system/locate the solar system in the Milky Way Galaxy and our galaxy within the universe
•12a: relate the Nature of Science to the progression of historic scientific models as they describe the formation of our Solar System and the Big Bang theory as it describe the formation of the universe
•12b: relate the use of probes, satellites, telescopes, and spectroscopes to the study of space

How did the universe and the solar system form?

Homework: Study for tomorrow’s quiz over origin theories (universe and solar system); Unit 11 assessment is Wednesday

  1. Standard 11b/11d Quiz
  2. Big Bang segment from episode 1 of Cosmos.
  3. Big Bang theory notes. (see below for the slideshow I shared)
  4. Journey to the Stars video discussing the formation of the solar system
  5. I can’t share that video, but check out the one below for a great recap.

Big bang andie from Teach5ch

Where are we?

Homework: Gravity and inertia and our location in the universe quiz on Monday (standard 11b/11d); Our test will be on Wednesday covering studying space, planets, comets, asteroids, meteors, gravity, inertia, our place in the universe, and formation theories. There will be no opened questions on Wednesday’s test.

  1. Discussed grade recovery opportunity.
  2. Discussed Monday’s quiz.
  3. We need empty 2-L soda bottles for an activity we will be completing after CRCT. We’ll need over 100 empty bottles, so whatever you can send in will be helpful. We prefer them with lids, but we’ll take all you have!
  4. Used clues to determine the questions to where we are in the universe. See the handouts for more info. 02-Clues 03-Graphic Organizer
  5. Discovered our cosmic address and wrote it on an envelope. We watched the beginning of episode one of Cosmos: Standing Up in the Universe. You can watch the full episode for free online.
  6. See below for another great visual on the observable universe.

Grade Recovery Opportunity

Many students have asked about extra credit. As you probably know by now, I do not provide extra credit opportunities. However, I have decided to offer a grade recovery opportunity. What’s that you may wonder? It’s a way to improve your score on assignments you did not turn in or assessments grades that you did not score an 80 or higher. It is completely optional. Here are the details for the two different ways you can complete a grade recovery assignment.

Classwork, Homework and Lab Assignments:

  1. You can only do a grade replacement for assignments with a score below 80% or missing assignments. The highest grade you will receive on the grade recovery assignment is an 80%.
  2. Choose a nonfiction reading passage related to the assignment you are missing/recovering. For instance, if you are missing an ocean water lab, you should read a passage about ocean water. The passage should be 2-3 pages long minimum.
  3. Write a two paragraph summary of what you read.
  4. Complete a bibliography stating the article you read, book publisher, website address, page numbers, author, etc.
  5. Reference the assignment you are replacing on the top of the page with your name.
  6. Turn in to the class folder.

Assessment Assignments:

  1. You can only do a grade replacement for assessments with a score below 80%. You can grade recover multiple standards from the same assessment and it will count towards all standards from that assessment. However, your summary must address all of the standards you are grade recovering.
  2. The highest grade you will receive on the grade recovery assignment is an 80%.
  3. Choose a nonfiction reading passage related to the assessment. For instance, if you are reassessing the weather patterns and climate assessment, you would read a passage about weather and climate. The passage you read should be 7-8 pages minimum
  4. Write a five paragraph summary of what you read.
  5. Complete a bibliography stating the article you read, book publisher, website address, page numbers, author, etc.
  6. Reference the assessment and standards you are replacing on the top of the page with your name.
  7. Turn in to the class folder.

Fine Print:

  1. You may only grade recover a total of 3 assignments/assessments. Each assessment would count as one even though there are multiple standards.
  2. Grade recovery assignments are due no later than Tuesday, April 29. No late grade recovery assignments will be accepted.
  3. This opportunity does not apply to your interim score.
  4. If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Wilson.