Sunday, March 30, 2014

US History Week of 3/31/14

Oil Blog Readings#15&#16

History Website- create a new page titled "Enola Gay". On this page include pictures of the plane and crew and a 1 paragraph description of the the impact they had on WW2.

Atomic Bomb Essay -

  •  instructions/rubric will be emailed and handed out in class.
  • this will be a done in 'google docs'
  • in paragraph 1 thesis must be underlined.
  • in paragraphs 2-4 your 2 pieces of evidence must be underlined.
  • your name needs to be in title of essay ex. "Atomic Bomb Essay by Steven Virkstis"
To submit "share" document with me. Allow me to edit.
I will do my best to get us computer time for the Mon-Thur.

Physical Science Week of 3/31/14

Submit Volcano Project by Thursday- see previous post/email.
Plate retest on Wednesday.
PLAN testing Monday/Tuesday
No school Friday-start of Spring Break

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Volcano Project Submission

Submission Info for the project:
  • The following documents will be shared with me- 1) Ring of Fire Data Collection Report, 2) The Script from your video, 3) Note cards-please put your note cards into a document, 4) Conclusion Questions
  • When sharing make sure you allow me to edit
  • Make sure in each document all team members names are in the title.
  • Video- if you can download to Youtube-send me the link, if you are using a video editor that can save it online-send me the link, if all else fails save on a flash drive.
  • Make sure you review the scoring rubric in the evaluation section of the activity.
  • The 20 points on the rubric will be doubled  so the project will be a 40 point assessment grade.
  • Since this is an assessment it will be graded as an assessment.
If you have questions ask

Saturday, March 22, 2014

US History Week of 3/24/14

Lectures- War in the Pacific, Allies Liberate Europe- have these done by Wednesday

Activities- Oil Blog #13&14

Thursday- meet in room B-112

Friday- MSE 2 meet in room B-112

Exam Information

MSE 2 Information for Physical Science and US History

  • Your MSE 2 will not factor into your grade until you take the ESE 2.
  • If your ESE 2 score is greater than your MSE 2 both Exams will reflect your ESE 2 score.
  • If your ESE 2 score is less than your MSE 2 an average will be taken and both exams will reflect the average score.

Physical Science Next 2 Weeks

Week of 3/24/14

Monday-Review for Assessment/Exams/Volcano Project/Missing work
Tuesday- Plate Tectonics Assessment
Wednesday- Review for/Exams/Volcano Project/Missing work
Thursday- MSE 2 Hours 1-3, All hours will meet in B-112
Friday- MSE 2 Hours 4-6, All hours will meet in B-112

Week of 3/31/14

Monday- PLAN Test / work on Volcano Project/Missing Work
Tuesday-PLAN Test / work on Volcano Project/Missing Work
Wednesday-Work on Volcano Project/Missing Work
Thursday- Volcano Project Due

Friday- start of Spring Break

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Important Dates

  • Plate Tectonics Assessment will be on 3/25/14
  • Volcano project is due 4/3/14 This project was assigned 3/3/14  
  • This gave you 4 weeks to work on it.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

US History Week of 3/17/14

Lectures- D-Day, War on the Home Front

Concept Reinforcement- Saving Private Ryan, German D-Day Point of View, D-Day Diary

Activity- D-Day Beach Webpage.

Physical Science Week of 3/17/14

Lectures- Mantle Convection, Wilson Cycle (below Sophia, no quiz)

Concept Reinforcement - Magnetic Reversals, Volcanoes

Activities - Japan Earthquake Activity

Concepts and Activity copies will be mailed to you.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

US History Week of 3/10/14

Lectures- Homefront, Early War in Europe and North Africa, Early War in the Pacific

Concept Reinforcement - Axis Maps, Battles of WW2, Blitz,

Activities- Blog #11 and #12,  John Wayne WW2 movies 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Physical Science Week of 3/10/14

  • Lectures - Converging Plates and Diverging Plates- this lecture is located below the Sophia lectures, there is no quiz-will check notes in class.
  • Concept Reinforcement - 2 packets reinforcing plate boundaries. 'Model of Plate Boundaries' and 'Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries'
  • Activity -The Red Sea Activity- link will be sent to you.
  • Blog Post #3- Seismograph- insert a picture define seismograph, seismogram, seismologist. 
Retest Rock and Minerals on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Water Cycle Song

The Water Cycle Song

Thanks to Kailen Kiander for this video, enjoy!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

US History Week of 3/3/14

Lectures - Invasion of Poland and bombing of Pearl Harbor

Concept Reinforcement - Manchuria and Pearl Harbor, submit your google doc responses on Moodle.

Activity- Oil Blog #9 and #10, Create a new page in your website and answer the following question:
"Does Russia's invasion of the Ukraine have any similarities with Germany's invasion of Poland in WW2?"     Include a map of the area, a picture of Russian troops in the Ukraine and a 200 word response to the question.

This assignment will be done on a google site.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Physical Science Week of 3/3/14

Lectures - Lithosphere, Topic 8

Concept Reinforcement - Tectonic Map, Lithospheric Plates, Continental Drift

Activity - Google Earth Plate Tectonics

Wednesday- Rock and Mineral Assessment

Web Quest Volcanoes  Be sure to read this link.