**Last Edited: December 10, 2018**

## Mrs. Roper- aroper@ihmschoolmd.org

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**Mrs. Roper's Science Homework:**

**Mrs. Roper's Science Homework:**

__December 10, 2018__: Today, the students took the Work Quiz. 8A was able to start the practice problems for power, our next topic. 8R completed the work word problems after the quiz. The students do not have homework tonight.

__December 6, 2018__: Today, the students took the Work Practice Quiz, The practice quiz and answers are posted in Google CR. 8R was able to work on Work Math Problems, which they will finish on Monday. All students need to study for the Work Quiz on Monday, 12/10/18.

__December 5, 2018__: Today, the students watched a Work and energy video and wrote a haiku about it. They turned their haiku in for a grade. The students also participated in a challenge activity. The students' homework is #9-15 on the back of the research questions paper. A Work Quiz is scheduled for Monday, December 10th.

__December 4, 2018:__Today, the students completed the Work Calculations Rotation activity and turned it in. Students that did not finish have to complete it at home and turn in tomorrow. The problems are in my google CR. The students' homework tonight is 'Quiz Review Work Calculations HW' worksheet. A Work Quiz has been scheduled for Monday, 12/10/18. Students will take a practice quiz on Thursday.

__December 3, 2018__: Today, the students learned how to calculate work. They began work calcul;ation rotations which they will finish tomorrow. The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 30, 2018__: Today was a day of service. The students did a great job! They do not have homework this weekend.

__November 29, 2018__: Today, the students took the Endo/Exothermic/Rates of Reactions quiz. They do not have homework for the weekend.

__November 28, 2018__: Today, the students took the practice quiz in preparation for the quiz tomorrow. The answers are posted on Google CR. The students also completed a rotation activity about exothermic/endothermic reactions. These answers can also be found on Google CR. The students will take the Endo/Exo/Rates of Reaction Quiz tomorrow.

__November 27, 2018__: Today, the students watched a 'Rates of Change' video. They completed a '3,2,1' exit ticket for the video and turned it in. The students also received the correct answers to last night's homework. They also completed a quick color-by-number activity. We went over the answers and the students started coloring their circle. I would like the students to turn these circles into Christmas ornaments for the classroom. They should finish coloring the circles for class tomorrow.

__November 26, 2018__: Today, the students participated in a review activity for the quiz scheduled for Thursday. The students will need to study exothermic/endothermic reactions and factors that affect chemical reactions rates. The answer key to this review has been posted on Google classroom. Their homework tonight is 'Quiz Review: Endo/Exothermic/Rates of Reaction HW'.

__November 20, 2018__: Today, the students wrote the conclusion statement for the Catalyst/Surface Area experiment. This is the last grade to go on Trimester 1 grades. The students turned this statement in today. Absent students can find the conclusion statement questions in the slideshow on Google Classroom. There is no homework tonight.

__November 19, 2018__: Today, the students used a catalyst (potato) to increase the reaction rate of hydrogen peroxide. They increased the surface area of the potato to change the rate of the chemical reaction and gathered data. Tomorrow the students will write a conclusion statement for the experiment. The students' homework is the back of the 'Factors' worksheet.

__November 16, 2018__: Today, the students wrote a conclusion statement for the vinegar/baking soda experiment extension activity. They turned in their conclusion statement with their drill worksheets. The students do not have homework this weekend.

__November 14, 2018__: Today, the students prepared solutions of vinegar and water to make different vinegar concentrations. They filled balloons with different amounts of gas produced by the reaction between vinegar and baking soda. They produced balloons of increasing size! Tomorrow, they will write a conclusion statement for this activity. The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 13, 2018__: Today, the students completed an experiment where they changed the concentration of vinegar to measure the amount of hydrogen gas produced. The students will complete the analysis part of this activity tomorrow. The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 12, 2018__: Today, the students completed the endo/exothermic reactions packet. They should have gotten three signatures from me for correct work. The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 9, 2018__: Today, the students received notes about exothermic and endothermic reactions. They combined one set of chemicals and identified it as exothermic. On Monday, they will complete the packet their got today. The students do not have homework for the weekend.

__November 8, 2018__: Today, the students took notes about the four types of chemical reactions and completed a rotation activity where they identified each example as a type. The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 7, 2018__: Today, the students took the Chemical Reactions Quiz. The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 5, 2018__: Today, the students took a Chemical Reactions Practice Quiz and started a Chemical Reactions Quiz Review worksheet. The answers to both of these assignments can be found on my Google Classroom. The students' homework is to study and prepare for the Chemical Reactions Quiz on Wednesday.

__November 2, 2018__: Today, the students participated in a balancing equations challenge. 8A finished their cut and paste. The Chemical Reactions Quiz is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/7/18. The students will take a practice quiz on Monday and complete a review activity.

__November 1, 2018__: Today, the students worked on their balancing equations/cut and paste activity. 8A will need 10 minutes to finish theirs tomorrow. 8R turned theirs in today. If students in 8R need to finish this activity, they need to complete it at home to turn in tomorrow. A chemical reactions quiz is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/7/18.

__October 31, 2018__: Today, the students started a balancing equations cut and paste activity. They will finish this activity tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight. Happy Halloween!

__October 30, 2018__: Today, the students learned how to balance chemical equations. They completed a worksheet. The students need to complete 'Law of Conservation of Mass Thinking Questions' for homework.

__October 29, 2018__: Today, the students wrote the conclusion statement for the activity they completed on Friday about the Law of Conservation of Mass. The students turned this assignment in. The students were able to start a balancing equations worksheet. The students do not have homework tonight.

__October 26, 2018__: Today, the students calculated the mass of reactants and compared it to the mass of the products in an activity. They mixed together hydrogen peroxide and yeast to form water and oxygen gas. They are completing this activity on looseleaf. See the slideshow on google classroom for absent students. The students will write a conclusion statement on Monday for this activity. The students do not have homework for the weekend.

__October 25, 2018__: Today, the students received the answers to the Chemical Reactions Analysis WS. The students answered questions for the Bill Nye Chemical Reactions video and turned these questions in for a grade. The students have homework tonight: Chemical Reactions HW.

__October 24, 2018__: Today, the students wrote a conclusion statement for the activity they completed yesterday. They turned in the worksheet with the conclusion statement. They were also able to start Chemical Reactions Analysis Questions. We will go over these questions tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.

__October 23, 2018__: Today, the students combined common household chemicals to determine if a physical or chemical change took place. Tomorrow, they will write a conclusion statement for the activity and turn both things in. The students do not have homework tonight.

__October 22, 2018__: Today, the students took the Bonding Quiz. They were also able to start Chemical Reactions Research questions. We went over questions #1-5. The students do not have homework tonight.

__October 18, 2018__: Today, the students took the Bonding Practice Quiz. They got the correct answers for it. The students were also able to start the Bonding Quiz Review Activity. The questions for this activity are in my google classroom.. The students' homework for the weekend is to go to my google classroom, click 'Classwork' and complete the 'Bonding Quiz Review' google form. This Google Form will be available by this evening. This google form contains questions and the answer key to the Bonding Quiz Review Activity. This google form needs to be submitted to me before Monday. The students will take the Bonding Quiz on Monday, 10/22.

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__October 17, 2018__: Today, the students received clarifying information about how to draw Lewis-Dot Structures for covalent bonds. The Covalent Bond Practice WS answers are in the slideshow that is available on Google Classroom. The students were given the correct answers today in class. The students were given time to complete the 'Covalent Bonding Research' WS. The students were given the correct answers for that as well. The students will take the practice Bonding Quiz tomorrow and the actual Bonding Quiz on Monday, 10/22.. Students homework is to start studying for the bonding quiz.

__October 16, 2018__: Today, the students completed and turned in the Covalent Bonding Practice WS. The students were also able to read and start a research WS about covalent bonding. They will complete the research WS tomorrow. The students do not have homework tonight. A Bonding Quiz is scheduled for Monday, 10/22

__October 15, 2018__: Today, the students took notes about covalent bonding. The students were able to begin rotations in which the drew lewis-dot structures for the atoms, then used dashes to represents shared pairs of electrons. They will finish the rotations tomorrow. A Bonding Quiz has been scheduled for Monday, October 22nd. The quiz will cover ionic and covalent bonding.

__October 12, 2018__: Today the students participated in a challenge contest activity. They did a great job! They also were able to watch a video about chemical bonding. They wrote a short poem about the video and turned it in. Absent students will be excused from the poem. I also collected students' drill worksheets. The students' homework is 'Ionic Bonding Review WS'.

__October 11, 2018__: Today, the students completed the Ionic Bonding Extension worksheet. Pictures of the paper plates needed for this assignment can be found on Google Classroom. The students do not have homework tonight.

__October 10, 2018__: The students who have not received an incident report since the beginning of the school year were treated to a movie and ice cream today during science and social studies. Great job students! The students do not have homework tonight.

__October 9, 2018__: Today, the students were able to join my Google Classroom. I sent invites to students who were absent or who could not access the google classroom. These students should check their e-mail to accept the invite. Students should finish the 'Spiders and Music' graphing activity and conclusion statement for homework tonight. This was the sub work from yesterday.

__October 8, 2018__: Today, the students worked on a Spiders and Music graphing activity (sub work). I will take questions about the assignment tomorrow, then the rest of the assignment will be for homework tomorrow night. The students do not have homework tonight..

__October 5, 2018__: Today, the students practiced how to draw Lewis Dot Structures for 12 different ionic compounds. The documents are below for absent students. I collected this assignment. The students do not have homework this weekend.

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__October 4, 2018__: The students learned how to write a Lewis Dot structure for ionic compounds. Their homework is 'Lewis Dot WS', front and back. Some students need to complete the Alien Periodic Table Conclusion statement. The six questions can be found on slide 36 in the slideshow below.

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__October 3, 2018__: The students wrote the Alien Periodic Table Conclusion Statement today during class. The students should also have color coded the alien periodic table and include a key for metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. If students needed to finish color coding the table, they can turn it in tomorrow. The students also received notes about ionic bonding and practiced constructing lewis dot diagrams for atoms. The students do not have homework tonight.

__October 2, 2018__: Today, the students took the Trends in Periodic Table Quiz. They were able to work on their Alien Periodic Table and many students were able to construct a key for the metals, metalloids, and nonmetals in the alien periodic table. Tomorrow, students will write a paragraph for the alien periodic table activity.

__October 1, 2018__: Today, the students took the Trends in the Periodic Table Practice Quiz. They got the correct answers for it. A blank copy of the quiz and a copy of the answers are below. The students will take the actual quiz tomorrow.

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__September 28, 2018__: Today the students received the answers to their homework from last night. They kept this worksheet to study for the Periodic Table quiz on Tuesday, 10/2. The students also began work on the Alien Periodic Table, which is a great review for the quiz. The students will get time on Monday to take a practice quiz and to complete the Alien Periodic Table. The students' homework this weekend is to review notes and worksheets for the quiz on Tuesday.

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__September 27, 2018__: Today the students wrote relationship statements for the three graphs they completed for homework last night. Graph #1: Across a period, as atomic number increases, atom size decreases. Graph #2: Down each group, as atomic number increases, atomic radius increases. Graph #3: Across a period, as atomic number increases, ionization energy increases. The students wrote these statements right onto each graph. I will collect the graphs on Tuesday, 10/2.

A Periodic Table Quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/2. Students need to be able to identify atoms based on the number of electron orbitals and valence electrons there are. Students will also need to understand general trends and patterns found in the periodic table. There will also be one of the three graphs on the quiz. The students will need to be able to graph using numbers in a chart and state the relationship among the data. The students will get their 'Trends' homework back tomorrow. For homework tonight, they should complete the 'Periodic Table Quiz Review' worksheet.

__September 26, 2018__: Today, the students received the correct answers to the PT Puzzle WS. They then got the rest of the period to construct three graphs. These graphs show relationships between elements in the Periodic Table. Students should graph 'Atomic Number' on the X-axis for all three graphs. Students should graph 'Atomic Radius' on the Y-axis for Graphs #1 and #2. For the third graph, students should graph 'Ionization Energy' on the Y-axis. The students should also answer questions on the last page of the graphing packet. The students should not answer the relationship statement questions. They just have to complete the three graphs and the questions on the last page.

__September 25, 2018__: Today, the students wrote a paragraph about the two magnesium activities they observed yesterday and they turned it in. The students also worked on a periodic table puzzle. They do not have homework tonight.

__September 24, 2018__: Today, the students took observations from two activities involving the element magnesium. They were able to start a conclusion statement for the observations. They will complete it tomorrow. I collected their Bohr Person Project. They do not have homework tonight.

__September 21, 2018__: Today, the students completed their Periodic Table Research. They color-coded information about each group of elements. Their homework is 'Trends in the Periodic Table HW' due Monday. Also, their Bohr Person Project is due Monday, 9/24.

__September 20, 2018__: Today the students worked on their Periodic Table Groups Research. They will complete their research tomorrow. Their Bohr Person Project is due Monday, 9/24. They do not have homework tonight.

__September 19, 2018__: Today, the students finished the Intro to Bonding activity and starting organizing their notes for researching about properties of groups in the periodic table. They started their research today and will continue tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.

__September 1`8, 2018__: Today, the students took the Atom Quiz. They then color-coded their Periodic Table. Metals = Red, NonMetals = blue, and metalloids = yellow. They do not have homework. Their Bohr Person Project is due Monday, 9/24. The Periodic Table slideshow is uploaded below.

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__September 17, 2018__: Today the students took the Atom Practice Quiz. They received answers and should study this practice for the real Atom Quiz tomorrow. A copy of the answers is uploaded below. The students also answered questions about a 'mystery' periodic table. Their Bohr Person Project is due next Monday, 9/24.

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__September 7, 2018__: Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Today in class your child was given a newsletter, an opening slideshow, and they worked on a first day activity. Their homework for the weekend is to share the newsletter with their parents and complete the first day activity, if needed. Most students were able to complete the activity in class.

__: Today the students learned how to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in atoms. They also worked on a rotation activity. They do not have homework tonight.__

**September 10, 2018**

__September 11, 2018__: Today, the students completed the Atomic Structure Review rotations. They turned this worksheet in. The students were also able to start their atom 'word'. They will have time to work on this assignment tomorrow. They have no homework tonight.

__September 12, 2018__: Today, the students worked on their Bohr Atom 'Word' assignment. If the students did not finish in class they will get about 10 minutes tomorrow to finish. Their homework tonight is 'Intro to Atoms' homework worksheet.

__September 13, 2018__: Today, the students completed their atom 'words' and watched a Bill Nye Video about atoms. They wrote a haiku based on information from the video. They turned this haiku in for a grade. Their homework tonight is 'Intro to Atoms Quiz Review' homework worksheet. Their Atom Quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18th.

__September 14, 2018__: Today, the students were given directions on how to complete the 'Bohr Person Project' This project is due on Monday, September 24th. The students received a worksheet that details the project. The students wrote down properties of an element and their assignment is to use these properties as inspiration in constructing their bohr person. 8A did not receive an index card; they will get it Monday. 8R did receive an index card. 8th grade students also put together a 'mystery' periodic table using numbers, shapes, and colors. I collected their homework and their drill worksheet today. An Atom Quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, 9/18. They will get a practice quiz on Monday.