**Last Edited: March 19, 2019**

## Mrs. Roper- aroper@ihmschoolmd.org

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

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

__March 19, 2019__: Today, the students watched a video about electricity and wrote information about different topics discussed by the video. The students do not have homework tonight.

__March 18, 2019__: Today, the students took notes and learned analogies for three vocabulary terms related to electricity. They then built an electrical circuit and started answering research questions about electricity. The students do not have homework tonight.

__March 15, 2019__: Today, the students decorated a letter of the world 'electricity' with information and pictures related to the unit. The students do not have homework this weekend.

__March 14, 2019__: Today, the students finished their static electricity research and draw their 'after' sketch. Tomorrow, the students will write an explanation paragraph for the static electricity activity and turn it in. The students do not have homework tonight.

__March 13, 2019__: Today, the students completed and turned in their climate project index card. Absent students need to complete the index card and turn in ASAP. A template for the paragraph is in the google classroom. Questions they need to include in the paragraph are on slide 13 in the Thermal Energy/Climate slideshow. The students observed static electricity today and started answering research questions. The students do not have homework tonight.

__March 12, 2019__: Today, the students wrote a paragraph the includes information about thermal energy, their climate zone, and their food chain. If students did not finish the paragraph in class they need to complete it for homework and share the document with me tonight. Questions for the paragraph are on slide 13 in the Thermal Energy/Climate slideshow in Google classroom. This is so I can print them off tomorrow in time for their classes. They will glue the paragraph to the back of their food chain index card.

__March 11, 2019__: Today, the students completed the food chain art for the thermal energy/climate project. If students were not finished, they were instructed to stay in during recess tomorrow or take it home to finish. Their homework tonight is 'Thermal Energy Color by # worksheet, due tomorrow.

__March 8, 2019__: Today, the students continued to work on their climate/thermal energy/food chain activity. They will continue to work on the project on Monday. The students do not have homework tonight.

__March 7, 2019__: Today, the students worked on their climate/thermal energy/food chain activity. They will be able to work on this project tomorrow as well. The students do not have homework tonight.

__March 6, 2019__: Today, the students were introduced to the Climate Zone Project. They chose a climate zone and three organisms (one plant and two animals) to complete food chain art. The students will continue the project tomorrow. Today is the last day to turn in late work. Students can email me late work as well by taking a picture of it and attaching it to an email.

__March 5, 2019__: Today, the students graphed the average temperature per month for two locations: Alaska and Florida. Students were asked to complete the graphs for homework if they did not finish in class today. Please check Powerschool to check for any missing work. Google Classroom is a great resource to find replacement worksheets and slideshows. All late work is due to me by the end of the day Wednesday, March 6th. No late work will be accepted after Wednesday.

__March 4, 2019:__Today, the students took the Thermal Energy Quiz and turned in their Conduction Experiment Conclusion Statement. These are the last two grades for Trimester 2. Please check Powerschool to check for any missing work. Google Classroom is a great resource to find replacement worksheets and slideshows. All late work is due to me by the end of the day Wednesday, March 6th. No late work will be accepted after Wednesday.

__March 1, 2019__: Today, the students took the Thermal Energy Practice Quiz. The practice quiz and answers are posted in my google classroom. Both classes started the Conduction Experiment Conclusion Statement. If students did not finish the conclusion statement, they will finish after the quiz on Monday. The quiz and conclusion statement will be the last two grades of Trimester 2.

__February 28, 2019__: Today, the students turned the hex-nut conduction activity into an experiment. They collected three trials of data and will write a conclusion statement about the experiment tomorrow. The Thermal Energy/Heat Quiz is scheduled for Monday, March 4th.

__February 27, 2019:__Today, the students calculated the change of temperature in a conduction activity. Tomorrow, they will turn this into an experiment. The students' homework tonight is Thermal Energy HW #3. The Thermal Energy/Heat Quiz is scheduled for Monday, March 4th.

__February 26, 2019__: Today, the students took the Temperature Conversions Quiz. They also got the answers to the rotations activity and watched a short video. The students' homework tonight is Thermal Energy HW #2. A Thermal Energy/Heat Quiz is scheduled for Monday, March 4th.

__February 25, 2019:__Today, the students took the Temperature Conversions Practice Quiz. They also worked on the thermal energy rotation activity. The students will receive the correct answers tomorrow for the rotation activity, then they will take the Temperature Conversions Quiz tomorrow.

__February 22, 2019:__Today, the students calculated the predicted temperature of two samples of water and % error for their actual value. The students received the correct answers for the Temperature Conversions Activity. Finally, the students were able to start the Forms of Heat Transfer Rotation activity. They will complete this activity on Monday. A temperature conversions/water mixing calculations quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, 2/26.

__February 21, 2019__: Today, the students took the three forms of heat transfer notes. The students can now complete the Thermal Energy HW worksheet they got on Tuesday. The Thermal Energy HW is due tomorrow.

__February 19, 2019__: Today, the students mixed different temperature water to calculate the predicted ending temperature. They compared this number to the actual ending temperature. 8R was able to calculate % error for each trail. The students will complete this activity the next school day and turn it in. They did get homework tonight titled, Thermal Energy HW #1. They will get an extra night to complete this homework since some questions come from notes they will take next class. The students should be able to complete the front side of the homework.

__February 15, 2019__: Today, the students took notes about heat and thermal energy. They also learned how to calculate the final temperature when two liquids at different temperatures are mixed. The students were given time to complete their temperature conversion problems and to finish the energy conversion project. The project is due Monday, 2/18. Pictures of the temperature conversion problems are in google classroom.

__February 14, 2019:__Today, the students took notes about temperature and the three temperature scales. The students then worked on temperature conversion math problems. The slideshow, notes sheet, and pictures of the problems are in google classroom. The students were not able to work on their Energy Conversion Project today. They will get an opportunity to work on it tomorrow. The students do not have homework tonight.

__February 13, 2019:__Today, the students took the Forms of Energy Quiz. The students used the rest of the classtime to work on their Forms of Energy Project. They will get 10-20 minutes tomorrow to complete the project. The students do not have homework tonight.

__February 8, 2019__: Today, the students took the Forms of Energy Practice Quiz and worked on the Energy Project. The students will take the quiz on Monday and they will get the rest of the class period to complete their energy project.

__February 7, 2019__: Today, the students participated in an Energy Scramble Game. The students had a substitute teacher today.

__February 6, 2019__: Today, 8A read their diamanté poems to the class to construct flow charts for three energy conversion objects. They did a great job! Both classes watched Bill Nye The Sun and chose one example from the video to use for the final energy project of the unit. The Forms of Energy/Energy Conversions Quiz is scheduled for Monday, 2/11. The students will take a practice quiz on Friday.

__February 5, 2019__: Today, the students completed the final drafts of the energy diamante poems. 8A will read theirs tomorrow and 8R read theirs today. For the students' homework, I did schedule a Forms of Energy/Energy Conversions Quiz for Friday. However, the quiz will be rescheduled for Monday, 2/11. The students do not have homework tonight.

__February 4, 2019__: Today, the students received all answers to the seven energy conversion examples. In small groups, the students then received information about one type of energy. They wrote a rough draft diamante poem about the energy. Tomorrow, they will write the final drafts and then form giant flow charts for three objects. The students' homework tonight is 'Forms of Energy HW' worksheet.

__January 31, 2019__: Today, the students finished writing notes about the seven forms of energy. They watched two videos and we discussed the energy conversions demonstrated in the videos. 8A finished about half of the energy conversion rotations. 8R finished the rotations and started going over them. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 29, 2019__: Today, the students took notes about the seven forms of energy. The notes WS and slideshow can be found on Google Classroom. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 28, 2019__: Today, the students participated in the egg drop contest! Two eggs survived from 8A and all eggs survivied from 8R. Pictures are below! Congratulations to the overall champions from 8A, The Porkchops: Evan K, Matthew T, Logan W., and Owen W.! The students do not have homework tonight. Tomorrow, students are starting forms of energy.

__January 25, 2019__: Today, the students completed their egg drop contraption. Hopefully, they will be dropped on Monday! The students do not have homework this weekend.

__January 24, 2019__: Today, the students started building their egg drop contraption. They will get tomorrow to finish their design. The eggs are scheduled to be dropped from the roof on Monday. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 23, 2019__: Today, the students prepared for the egg drop competition by forming groups and watching egg drop videos. They will get Thursday and Friday to build the egg contraptions. The eggs will be dropped from the school roof on Monday! The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 22, 2019__: Today, 8A completed the mechanical energy graphs and turned in the worksheet. 8A was able to start a video for the egg drop contest. They will finish the video tomorrow. 8R completed the foot ball posters. Both classes will start the egg drop contest tomorrow. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 17, 2019__: Today, 8A completed the conclusion statement for the marble roller coaster experiment and turned it in. They were just barely able to start graphing the mechanical, potential, and kinetic energy of roller coaster carts worksheet. They will complete this worksheet Tuesday. 8R continued work on their football posters. They will finish them on Tuesday. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 16, 2019__: Today, 8A finished collecting their marble roller coaster kinetic energy data. Pictures their data is on Google Classroom for absent students. They almost completed their conclusion statement. 8A will complete the conclusion statement tomorrow and turn it in. 8R was able to start a potential/kinetic energy poster project about throwing a football. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 15, 2019__: Today, 8R drew bar graphs for different positions of a roller coaster cart. They completed this worksheet and turned it in. I did not see 8A today. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 11, 2019__: Today, 8R wrote a conclusion statement for the roller coaster kinetic energy activity and turned it in. They do not have homework this weekend. I did not see 8A today; they will write the statement on Monday.

__January 10, 2019__: Today, the students collected data so they can calculate the kinetic energy of a marble going through three different tracks. 8R completed their data collection; 8A needs some more time. The science midterm is tomorrow! The students will be allowed to use a calculator. I will give each student a periodic table and a formula sheet to use on the midterm.

__January 9, 2019__: Today, the students completed a physics puzzle review. The correct answers are posted on Google Classroom. The science midterm is Friday. The students are allowed to use their calculator and periodic table on the midterm. Extra periodic tables will be available the morning of the midterm.

__January 8, 2019__: Today, the students worked on review activity #2 and #3. The students will continue these reviews tomorrow. The answers keys to the ionic bonding (#2) and Exo/Endothermic Graphing (#3) will be posted in my Google Classroom tomorrow. Activity #1 and answers are already on Weebly. The students' homework is to continue reviewing for the Science Midterm Exam.

__January 7, 2019__: Today, the students completed an ionic bonding review activity. This activity and the answers are posted on Google Classroom. The students' homework is to review for the science midterm Friday. The review guide and answers are posted in my Google Classroom for students to use to prepare for the midterm.

__January 4, 2019__: Today, the students continued working on their roller coaster tracks to calculate the kinetic energy of a marble. They will be able to continue/complete this activity next week. The students' homework is to check their midterm review guide answers with the answer key. The answer key will be uploaded to my Google Classroom by 8PM tomorrow (Saturday). They should bring any questions they have to class on Monday.

__January 3, 2019__: Today, the students constructed a roller coaster track out of insulation tubes. They collected data so they can measure the kinetic energy of the marble. The students will continue this tomorrow. The students' homework is to continue completing the midterm review guide. I will upload the answers this weekend. I am not collecting the review guide. I have encouraged students to work through the review guide on their own before accessing the answers to increase content retention for when they take the midterm. The Science Midterm is scheduled for Friday, January 11th.

__January 2, 2019__: Today, the students learned how to calculate the kinetic energy of an object. They constructed two roller coaster tracks to determine if a marble would be able to go over a second hill. The students' homework is to download and complete the midterm review guide, if they haven't done so already. The midterm review guide can be found in my Google Classroom. I will upload the answers this weekend. I encourage students to work through the questions by reviewing slideshows, homework assignments, quizzes, etc. The students should bring any questions they have Monday, 1/7, so we can go over them.

__December 20, 2018__: Today, the students completed and turned in the marble/cup/ruler experiment. They constructed a data table and wrote a conclusion statement for this experiment. This data table and questions can be found in the slideshow in my google classroom. The science midterm review guide is posted in my google classroom. The students can download the review guide and start answering the questions over Christmas Break. The students will get answers to the review guide in January.

__December 19, 2018__: Today, the students collected data for their marble/cup/ruler GPE experiment. They will complete their data collection tomorrow and write a conclusion statement for the experiment. The students do not have homework tonight.

__December 18, 2018__: Today, the students watched a physics video and completed a chart of notes for it. The students do not have homework tonight.

__December 17, 2018__: Today, the students learned how to calculate GPE, gravitational potential energy. They started an experiment today involving a cup, ruler, and marble, which they will continue tomorrow. Their homework is to start organizing their papers by topic in preparation for the midterm exam in January.

__December 14, 2018__: Today, the students wrote a conclusion statement for the stair experiment. The students turned this in for a grade. Their homework for the weekend is MIdterm Review #2.

__December 13, 2018__: Today, the students collected data to calculate the amount of their power output while walking up stairs slowly and quickly. They will write a conclusion paragraph about the experiment tomorrow. The students do not have homework tonight.

__December 12, 2018__: Today, the students were given time to finish the 15 Power Math Rotation problems. I collected their looseleaf with the answers to these 15 problems. Absent and students that need more time to complete the problems can find them on my Google CR. The students' homework tonight is 'Midterm Review #1' worksheet.

__December 11, 2018__: Today, the students completed Power practice problems. Then, they started answering 15 power math problem rotations around the classroom. They will complete these rotations tomorrow. Their homework tonight is 'Work and Power HW' worksheet.'

__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.