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Weekly Update - Jan. 23-27, 2017

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Monday - January 23, 2017 - Students will be receiveing back exit tickets from Friday's work in class about plate boundaries. They will add these to their science notebooks. Students will also be setting up to do an investigation. They will identify independent and dependent variables, as well as constants. Students will write prior knowledge and hypotheses, using If, then, because. Finally, students will observe a demonstration of the investigation, so they are aware of the set up for the following day. (Formative Criterion B)

Tuesday - January 24, 2017 - Students will conduct their experiment in small groups, keep track of their observations, and write their conclusions using CER. There will be a special emphasis on the use of academic language and scientific reasoning in the CER that they construct. (Formative Criterion C)

Wednesday - January 25, 2017 - Students will graph a data set and make observations from that graph about the impact of science on people in the world (related to plate tectonics - earthquakes and volcanoes). (Formative Criterion D)

Thursday - January 26, 2017 - Students will put together an experiment using alka seltzer, film canisters, and water to test how gas under pressure affects the explosivity of volcanoes. They will simulate the different volcanoes. This class will focus on the set up of the investigation, including prior knowledge, writing procedures, hypotheses, and materials list. They will work in small groups on a collective Google Document on the Chromebooks (Summative Criterion B). 

Friday - January 27, 2017 - Students will be conducting their investigation, gathering evidence, and writing their CER conclusions. Once again, there will be a focus on using science to explain results and academic language to discuss their outcomes. They will add this information to their Google Document and submit their work for Mrs. Stelling to score (Summative Criterion C).