Today students were asked to review the Chapter 2 Key Concepts and rank them according to their level of understanding. To help them remediate their learning gap, I have asked them to further research the Key Concept and create a SIX WORD MEMOIR ASSIGNMENT about the Key Concept they understand the least.
Students were given the entire 38 minute period to complete this task (actual time needed for this type of assignment is 15 minutes).
Students were also asked to prepare their ISN for Chapter 3 with the Chapter 3 Introduction.
Students then collected ISN Check 08 which is due Wednesday, 2/20/19.
Today students created models in the computer to represent the two possible phase changes for the lake on Titan.
We were then given four new pieces of evidence to work through during a card sort with our partner. This new evidence pointed us toward a conclusion about the phase change that occurred to Titan's disappearing lake. It was SUMMER on Titan and energy had been transferring into the lake for 5+ years and the methane lake phase changed into a gas.
Students were asked to complete a graphic organizer to help them clarify their thinking before completing a CER for our final claim about the lake.
Today students completed I#10 by using the SIM to observe how kinetic energy changes as energy is put into and take out of a substance. They used the SIM and completed the 3 questions after a whole group discussion. This LAB was to be turned-in by the end of the period.
After this activity we watched a short video called ZOOMING IN ON PHASE CHANGE. We used the observational data collected during I #10 and this video to help us write a new claim that including our new thinking (learning about temperature, kinetic energy, speed, and freedom of movement).
After this, students had about 10 minutes to begin their homework of using the modeling tool in Amplify Science to model "Water on a Stove" and "Water in the Freezer" as well as the reading "What Melts? What Burns?" For the reading, they are to Mark the Text, Write in the Margins, answer the two questions, and create a Venn Diagram about Melting vs. Burning.
Today we began by introducing Chapter 2 and our Chapter 2 investigative question: What could cause the liquid methane to change phase?
We then revisited Lesson 2.1 (which students were asked to do on Tuesday after the Quiz or for homework) by having a class discussion and documenting our findings on a data table.
We then used this data table to help us complete a MODEL in the Modeling Tool of our Weird Water Event. I have also asked students to model (draw) a copy of their model on page 90 of their ISN.
Today students participated in Peer Review of ISN Check 07. Students were asked to turn-in their ISNs for grading.
We also went reviewed all of the Quiz #5 questions in a whole group discussion. We then spent about 10 minutes deconstructing the one constructed response question from the quiz. I chose 8 random student samples (no names were used) to facilitate a small group to whole group class discussion about GOOD answers (answers that scored points) and answers that missed the mark (did not score answers). We used this as an opportunity to home our CER (Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning) skills.
Today students were given the entire period to complete Quiz #5 (if they needed it).
If students finished the Quiz, they were to complete ASPC Lesson 2.1 (warm-up, and activity 2 only). If students were unable to complete this in class, they are to complete it for homework.
ISN Check 07 has been postponed until tomorrow. Below please find the pictures of my completed ISN.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.