Mrs. Schneider, Earth Science


Week of February 26th

Wow, this month was gone in the blink of an eye!
Homework: Unit 6 Lesson 3 and 4 Checkpoint assignment (paper) 
Weekly Agenda Section A: 
Monday:  Unit 6 Lesson 3 Lecture
Tuesday: Earthquake and Subduction Boundaries Activity
Wednesday:  Unit 6 Lesson 4 Lecture
Thursday: SCHNEIDER OUT -- Plate lingo Game
Weekly Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday:  Unit 6 Lesson 3 Lecture
Thursday: Unit 6 Lesson 4 Lecture and Volcano Introduction Video
Friday: Plate lingo Game 

Week of February 19th

Students have begun their study of Tectonic Plates and seem to be enjoying it.
Homework: Unit 6 Vocab -- in Teams. This assignment was assigned on Monday February 12th and is due Monday February 26th due to the quantity of vocab terms for this unit.
Agenda Section A: 
Monday: NO SCHOOL due to President's Day
Tuesday: Finish Unit 6 Lesson 1 Lecture, Lesson 1 Checkpoint Worksheet, Liquid vs Solid Core Experiment
Wednesday:  Earthquake FAQ Worksheet
Thursday:  Unit 6 Lesson 2 Lecture
Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday: Finish Lesson 1 Lecture, Lesson 1 Checkpoint Worksheet, Liquid vs Solid Core Experiment
Thursday:  Earthquake FAQ Worksheet
Friday: Lesson 2 Lecture 

Week of February 5th

This week we will be wrapping up our time in Outer Space and beginning our time studying plate tectonics. 
Homework: None
Weekly Agenda Section A: 
Practice and Review
Tuesday: Jenga Study Game
Wednesday: Unit 5 Test
Thursday: Unit 6 Pre-Test and Earthquake Studying History
Weekly Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday: Practice and Review and Jenga Study Game
Thursday: Unit 5 Test
Friday: Unit 6 Pre-test and Introduction to Earthquakes 

Week of January 29th

How is January almost over?  So we have had a shift in the order of the unit, due to me being out sick two days the week of January 22nd. 
Homework:  Unit 5 Lesson 3 and Lesson 4 Checkpoint Assignment  (paper)
Weekly Agenda Section A: 
Monday: Unit 5 Lesson 3 Lecture
Tuesday: Sounds of the Universe Exploration
Wednesday: Unit 5 Lesson 4 Lecture
Thursday: Modeling the Expanding Universe Lab
Weekly Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday:  Unit 5 Lesson 3 Lecture and Sounds of the Universe Exploration
Thursday:  Unit 5 Lesson 4 Lecture
Friday: Modeling the Expanding Universe Lab

Week of January 22nd

Welcome back from the week of crazy schedules full of holidays and frigid temperatures, I hope you all stayed safe and warm. 
Homework: Unit 5 Lesson 2 Checkpoint Assignment (paper)
Weekly Agenda Session A: 
Monday: Lecture for Unit 5 Lesson 2
Tuesday: Finish lecture and guided notes
Wednesday: Exploring the Expanding Universe Activity
Thursday: Space Exploration Activity
Weekly Agenda Session B: 
Tuesday: Lecture for Unit 5 Lesson 2
Thursday: Modeling the Expanding Universe Activity
Friday: Space Exploration Activity 

Week of January 8th

Welcome back and I hope you had an amazing and relaxing break!
Homework: Unit 5 Vocabulary (electronic assignment in Teams, due on Tuesday the 16th due to no school on Monday the 15th)
Weekly Agenda Section A:
Monday:  Science Reset, Lab Safety Contract Review 
Tuesday:  Pre-Test, and Begin Lecture Unit 5 Lesson 1
Wednesday:  Finish Lecture Unit 5 Lesson 1 an begin Unit 5 Lesson 1 Check Point Assignment
Thursday:  Finish Unit 5 Lesson 1 Check Point Assignment in class
Weekly Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday:  Science Reset, Lab Safety Contract Review and Unit 5 Pre-Test
Thursday: Unit 5 Lesson 1 Lecture begin Unit 5 Lesson 1 Check Point Assignment
Friday: Finish Unit 5 Lesson 1 Check Point Assignment

Week of December 4th

How is it December already?  Where did this semester go
Homework: None
Weekly Agenda:
Final Projects will be assigned in Teams at 8:00 AM on Monday December 4th.  Students will have all of their class periods this week to complete their finals; they are allowed to work on them outside of class but should not need to.   FINAL PROJECTS ARE DUE THURSDAY DECEMBER 7TH AT 3:30 PM; NO EXCEPTIONS. 
Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Week of November 27th

This week students will be transitioning their learning from our solar system into looking into the Universe beyond. 
Homework: None
Weekly Agenda Section A:
Monday: Space Exploration Life on Mars Scenario 
Tuesday:  Space Race History Exploration
WednesdayISS Field Trip Activity
Thursday: NASA Movie
Weekly Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday: Space Exploration Life on Mars Scenario and Space Race History Activities
Thursday: ISS Field Trip
Friday: NASA Movie
Final Exam: Students will have a project for Earth rather than a final test for the Fall semester.  They will have in class time on the week of December 4th.  FINALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 3 PM ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 7TH; ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.   

Week of November 13th

Our last full week before the Thanksgiving Break. 
Homework: Practice and Review 
Weekly Agenda Section A: 
Monday: Solar System Scroll Activity
Tuesday: Unit Performance Task
Wednesday: Study Game
Thursday:  Unit 4 Test
Weekly Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday:  Solar System Scroll Activity and  Study Game
Thursday: Study Game
Friday: Unit 4 Test 

Week of November 6th

Happy first full week of November!  Friendly Reminder that there is No School on Friday November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day. 
Homework: 4.3 Check Point Assignment 
Weekly Agendas *Subject to Change 
Weekly Agenda Section A
Monday: Origins of the Universe Class Discussion
Tuesday:  Unit 4 Lesson 3 Lecture
Wednesday: Art and Cosmic Connection Activity
Thursday: Milky Way Documentary 
Weekly Agenda Section B
Tuesday:  4.3 Lecture and Origins of the Universe Discussion
Thursday:  Art and Cosmic Connection Activity
Friday: NO CLASS, observance of Veteran's Day

Essential Questions:

  How has time affected the relationship between the Earth and the sun?


 How are other planets affected by human behavior?

Standards Covered:

Earth and Space Science Standard 7: The role of radiation from the sun and its interactions with the atmosphere, ocean and land are the foundation of global climate system.  Global climate models are used to predict future changes, including changes influenced by human behavior and natural factors.


Week of October 30th

Happy Halloween Weekend!
Homework: Unit 4 Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 Checkpoint Assignment -- Paper
Section A Agenda
Monday: Unit 4 Lesson 2 Lecture
Tuesday:  Orbit Analysis
Wednesday:  Collision Hypothesis 
Thursday:  Space Junk Analysis 
Section B Agenda
Tuesday: Unit 4 Lesson 2 Lecture
Thursday: Orbit Analysis and Space Junk Activity
Friday:  Collision Hypothesis 

Essential Questions:

  What variables would change Earth’s orbit?


  Describe gravity and orbits using the words an astrophysicist would use.

Standards Covered:

Physical Science Standard 8: Force fields (gravitational, electric, and magnetic) contain energy and can transmit energy across space and can transmit energy across space from one object to another


Week of October 23rd

Happy Hogwarts's Week!
Homework:  Unit 4 Vocabulary -- Teams Assignment 
Weekly Agenda Section A 
Monday: Unit 4 Pre-Test and Introduction to Space Discussion
Tuesday: Unit 4 Lesson 1 Lecture
Wednesday: Planet Information Page
Thursday: Taras Molecular Cloud Research 
Weekly Agenda Section B
Tuesday: Unit 4 Pre-test, and Unit 4 Lesson 1 Lecture
Thursday: Planet Information Page and Taras Molecular Research
Friday: NO Class due to Hogwarts's Day
Please see the unit in Teams for the list of Essential Questions and plan for this unit. 

Week of October 16th

Welcome back from Fall Break!  I hope you had a great chance to recharge and rejuvenate.
Homework: Fracking Research (paper)
Weekly Agenda Section A: 
Monday: Lecture Unit 3 Lesson 3 and assigned Fracking debate side
Tuesday: Unit Connections
Wednesday: Unit Practice and Review 
Thursday: In Class Fracking Debate
Weekly Agenda Section B: 
Tuesday: Lecture Unit 3 Lesson 3, and assigned Fracking Debate Side
Thursday:  Unit Practice and Review and Unit  Connections
Friday: In Class Fracking Debate

Week of September 25th

How is quarter 1 over? 
Homework: Unit 3 Vocabulary in Teams
Weekly Agenda Earth Science Section A: 
Monday: Unit 3 Pretest  and writing prompt
Tuesday: Unit 3 Lesson 1 Lecture
Wednesday: Unit 3 Lesson 2 Lecture
Thursday: Lesson 1 and 2 Check Point Assessment in Teams
Weekly Agenda Earth Science Section B: 
Tuesday: Unit 3 Pretest and writing prompt
Thursday: Unit 3 Lesson 1 and 2 Lecture
Friday: Lesson 1 and 2 Check Point Assessment in Teams
The last day to turn in any late or missing assignments is Monday October 2nd; which is the first day of Parent Teacher Conferences.