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6th Grade Earth and Space Science by t858OR


									                                                 Schedule #2
                                     7 Grade Life Science / Mr. Stark

                                   September 3rd 2012 – September 7th 2012

Name:__________________________                                                   7S -

  Date Assigned                                 Description                               Date Due

Monday 9/3            No School Today. Labor Day                                         N/A
                        1) Organize binders for the year + Oops pass!
                        2) Handout: Quarter #1 Grading Sheet
                        3) Handout: Blog rubric
                        4) Activity: Making observations
                        5) Handout: How to keep a science journal
Tuesday 9/4             6) Activity: What is that?                                       Thursday
Day#5 (D)               7) HW#2 – Blog check in                                          9/6
                        1) Finish: What is that activity
                        2) Quick Assessment for What is That Activity
Wednesday 9/5               (10pts): Making observations
Day#6 (E)               3) Handout: How to take notes in science class                   N/A
Thursday 9/6              1) Review: HW#2 – Blog check in
Day#7 (F)                 2) Notes: “What is life? Living vs. Non-Living”  N/A
                          1) Finish: “What is life? Living vs. Non-Living”
                          2) Open Notebook Quiz #1: “What is life? Living
Friday 9/7                   vs. Non-Living”
Day#8 (G)                 3) Activity: Lab skills check up!                N/A

[Those] who have an excessive faith in their theories or in their ideas are not only poorly disposed to make
discoveries, but they also make very poor observations.
   --Claude Bernard (1813-78) French physiologist, 1865.

Don’t Forget!!

#1 – You all rock!

#2 – Ask for help any time you need it; don’t wait for the last moment.

#3 – Come to class prepared every day!

#4 – Keep your binder organized

#5 – No excuses, do your homework!

#6 – Love science, live science, breathe science… just don’t eat it, at least not yet.

                                             “What is that?” Lab activity on back of page 
Name: ___________________________________
__S - ________
In Class Activity (0pts – assessment to follow): “What is that?”

Activity: “What is that?” is an activity where you will be using your senses to help you describe an object in
detail so that another person will be able to identify the object using your description. Using senses such as
sight, touch, sound, along with others will help you determine the best description for the object.

This is called Inquiry. You ask questions about something that you have little or no understanding of in order to
discover (uncover) the answer. Activities such as this help build your scientific mind and allow you to
investigate situations (in this case an object) with which you have little to no experience with. It will ultimately
make you a better science student.

Your goal is to explain / describe the object you possess clearly enough for another group to pick out your
object in a line up. The only restriction is that you are not allowed to use any of the writing found on the object
(i.e. your object has a brand name on it such as “Pyrex” or possibly the name of the object such as “temperature
probe”). You and your partner(s) will create 5 describing sentences / statements about your object in the format
of (pick only one):

   1) For Sale: Pretend that you are trying to sell the object on craigslist or in the local newspaper. You want
      to describe the object in the most appealing way, while telling the truth. You must include a reasonable
      price for the object, contact information if the person wants to buy the object (i.e. fake phone number
      and address) and a description why this object is better than similar objects.

   2) Lost and Found: Imagine that you have come across an object that is definitely not yours. Being the
      good citizen you are, you want to return the object to its rightful owner… but you want to make sure that
      you are describing it accurately enough so ONLY the object’s rightful owner is able to claim the object.
      Make sure to include contact information just in case the owner needs to find you.

   3) Museum Catalog Card: Being the rich philanthropist you are (that means a person who like to give
      money and expensive goods to charity), you decide to donate your prized object to the Museum of Stark
      History. But this is one big museum and the museum decides that displays need to be rotated during the
      year so all the objects will be viewed by the public. So, you need to make a museum catalog card that
      accurately describes your object to help the curator (person who organizes all the museum pieces) find
      your specific object when it is needed. You also need to categorize your object into one of the following
          a) science and technology section 2
          b) historical science section 2.1
          c) animal biology section 3.4
          d) world history section 5.5
          e) underwater specialties section 11.89
          f) monsters and mythical creatures section 56.7
          g) the life of evil scientists section 11.1
          h) music of the 1950’s section 34.4
          i) history of cooking section 7.6

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