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Assignments/Homework/Journal Prompts 

WEEK 1

Monday, March 19

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt

                    *View Environmental Interdependence: Part 1 PowerPoint and complete notes

                    *Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 1 PowerPoint Notes Questions

Homework:  Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 1 PowerPoint Notes Questions

Journal Prompt: Imagine you are an oceanographer who has discovered an ocean creature no one has ever seen before.  Describe AND sketch this unusual creature and explain how it lives in the ocean.  (NO LESS than 5 sentences AND drawing)

Tuesday, March 20

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt

                    *Review last night's homework

                    *Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 1 Sketch Notes

Homework:  Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 1 Sketch Notes if not finished in class

Journal Prompt:  Imagine you are the mayor of a town whose economy depends on tourism.  This year your town has a serious mosquito problem that is driving visitors away.  You know mosquitoes can be controlled by pesticides, but you also know that other life in the area will be affected by the pesticides.  What do you do?  (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

Wednesday, March 21

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt

                    *View Environmental Interdependence: Part 2 PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 2 PowerPoint NHomework Questions Questions

Journal Prompt: Some behaviors, such as sleeping, come to you naturally.  They are called innate behaviors.  Other behaviors, like eating with utensils, must be learned.  Name 3 other innate and learned behaviors.  (for a total of 6)

Thursday, March 22

Assignment:  *Finish viewing Environmental Interdependence: Part 2 PowerPoint and complete notes

                   *Complete Symbiotic Relationships Activity

Homework:  Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 2 sketch notes

Friday, March 23

Assignment:  *Review Environmental Interdependence: Part 2 Homework Questions

                   *View Environmental Interdependence: Part 3 PowerPoint and complete notes

                   * Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 3 Homework Questions

Homework:  Complete Environmental Interdependence: Part 3 sketch notes

                  Have an EXTRAORDINARY weekend!!!

WEEK 2

Monday, March 26

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt

                    *Complete Picture/Quick Write Activity

                    *Read article and complete AlphaBoxxes (small groups)

Homework:  Make sure Environmental Interdependence sketch notes Parts 1, 2, & 3 are completed if you have not finished them

Journal Prompt: What might happen in nature if many of the producers suddenly became consumers?  (3-5 sentence paragraph)

Tuesday, March 27

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt

                     *View Bill Nye Earth's Crust Video and complete WS

                     *Complete The Four Layers of Earth Passage and Questions

Homework:  Complete The Four Layers of Earth Passage and Questions if not finished in class

Journal Prompt: Chicago has a small but thriving coyote population.  Residents are reluctant to have the wolflike coyotes around, but environmentalists say they are helpful.  Why might scientists say that about these nighttime hunters?  Would you mind if coyotes roamed your neighborhood at night?  (3-5 sentence paragraph)

Wednesday, March 28

Assignment:  View Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  NONE

Thursday, March 29

Assignment:  *Continue viewing Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes PowerPoint and complete notes

                   *Complete Mutualism and Plant Reproduction Cold Read and Questions

Homework:  Complete Mutualism and Plant Reproduction Cold Read and Questions if not finished in class

                  ***HAVE AN EGGS-TRAORDINARY EASTER HOLIDAY***

 Friday, March 30

 GOOD FRIDAY-NO SCHOOL

 

WEEK 3

Monday, April 2

EASTER MONDAY-NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 3

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt (counts as a quiz grade)

                    *Complete 3rd Case21 (Comprehensive) Test Review

Homework:  Complete 3rd Case21 (Comprehensive) Test Reviewif not finished in class

Journal Prompt: Writing in Science: News Report  As a TV news reporter, you are covering an earthquake.  Write a short news story describing the earthquake's effects.  Your paragraph should tell who, what, where, when, and how.

-Is to be completed independently

-Should be at least 1 paragraph (NO LESS THAN 8 SENTENCES)

-Will be graded for spelling, grammer, and content

-Will be counted as a QUIZ GRADE

Wednesday, April 4

Assignment:  *View Bill Nye "Seasons" video and complete WS

                    *Review answers to the 3rd Case21 (Comprehensive) Test Review

Homework:  NONE

Thursday, April 5

Science CASE21 Comprehensive Test and Growth Party

Friday, April 6

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt (will collect on MONDAY, APRIL 9th)

                    *Complete Planets WS

Homework:  Have a REMARKABLE weekend!!!

Journal Prompt: Herbivores eat plants.  Carnivores eat meat.  Insectivores are plants or animals that eat mainly insects.  A Venus's-flytrap is an example of a plant that eats insects.  Write a scary story in which the main character is an insectivore.  You may write the story from the insect's point of view.  (NO LESS than 8 sentences)  

WEEK 4

Monday, April 9

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt (from Friday-get if you were not here)

                    *View Stars, Galaxies, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum PowerPoint and complete notes

                    *Label and color the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Homework:  NONE

Journal Prompt: See Journal Prompt from Friday, April 6th

Tuesday, April 10

Assignment:  *Finish labeling/coloring the Electromagnetic Spectrum

                    *Continue viewing Stars, Galaxies, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  NONE

Wednesday, April 11

Assignment:  Watch "The Cosmos" and write 25 facts IN COMPLETE SENTENCES from the video

Homework:  NONE

Thursday, April 12

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt

                    *Continue viewing Stars, Galaxies, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  NONE

Journal Prompt: The spacecraft Magellan sent back more information than all other U.S. planetary probes combined.  The data will keep astronomers busy studying Venus for many years.  Why would information about Venus be important to us?  (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

Friday, April 13

Assignment:  *Journal Prompt

                    *Continue viewing Stars, Galaxies, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  ***Have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!***

Journal Prompt:  The ancient Greek and Romans often created myths to explain occurances in nature that they could not understand.  Choose a natural occurance and write a short story myth that explains it.  (NO LESS than 8 sentences)