WELCOME TO MR. BEALS EARTH SCIENCE PAGE!
Monday, December 10
  1. Introduce your neighbor
  2. (Monday) Video - Making North America: Origins
    • Answer the questions on the worksheet as you watch the video
  3. Visual Vocab - Due Tomorrow
    1. Fold your paper into 6 equal parts
    2. Write the word, definition in your own words, and a picture to describe the definition in the box.
    3. Words and definitions can be found on pages 125-152 in your book.
      1. Mechanical Weathering
      2. Chemical Weathering
      3. Frost Wedging
      4. Talus
      5. Exfoliation
      6. Soil
      7. Soil Profile
      8. Mass Movement
      9. Rockfall
      10. Rockslide
      11. Mudflow
      12. Earthflow
  4. Tomorrow
    • Visual Vocab Due
    • Score below a 80% on the Rock Cycle Test? Re-learn and re-test
    • Score 80% or above on the Rock Cycle Test? Lab - Chemical Weathering of egg shells

Friday, December 7
  1. Growth Mindset
    1. You may not have ANY other tabs or windows open during this survey. You will need headphones.
    2. Go to: perts.me
    3. Enter code: deer sharp 2
  2. Visual Vocab
    1. Fold your paper into 6 equal parts
    2. Write the word, definition in your own words, and a picture to describe the definition in the box.
    3. Words and definitions can be found on pages 125-152 in your book.
      1. Mechanical Weathering
      2. Chemical Weathering
      3. Frost Wedging
      4. Talus
      5. Exfoliation
      6. Soil
      7. Soil Profile
      8. Mass Movement
      9. Rockfall
      10. Rockslide
      11. Mudflow
      12. Earthflow
  3. (Monday) Video - Making North America: Origins
    • Answer the questions on the worksheet as you watch the video

Thursday, December 6
  1. Grade Test - Rock Cycle
  2. Video - Making North America: Origins
    • Answer the questions on the worksheet as you watch the video

Wednesday, December 5
  1. Due - Worksheet: The Rock Cycle
  2. Test - Rock Cycle
  3. Video - Making North America: Origins
    • Answer the questions on the worksheet as you watch the video

Tuesday, December 4
  1. Lab: Starburst Rock Cycle
    • Finish all of the questions. Turn in TODAY on the front table.
  2. Worksheet: The Rock Cycle
    • This is review for tomorrow's test
  3. Test Tomorrow
    • Study vocabulary and the rock cycle (Chapter 3.1 - Take pictures of those pages if needed).

Monday, December 3
  1. Lab: Starburst Rock Cycle
    • Follow all instructions very carefully
    • Caution - Hot plates are HOT! (That's how they got their name...)

Friday, November 30
  1. Quiz: Rock Cycle Vocab


Thursday, November 29
  1. Topographic Mapping Assessment
    • Rebuild your model of the Yellowstone Valley at Billings
    • 2 minutes. I will have questions.
  2. Assignment #2: Visual Vocab - Rocks and Rock Cycle
    • Fold your paper into six equal parts. 
    • Write the word, the definition in your own words and a picture to describe the definition.
      1. Mineral
      2. Rock
      3. Magma
      4. Lava
      5. Intrusive Igneous Rock
      6. Extrusive Igneous Rock
      7. Sedimentary Rock
      8. Metamorphic Rock
      9. Igneous Rock
      10. Rock Cycle
      11. Weathering
      12. Metamorphism
  3. Practice for the vocabulary quiz on Friday with Quizlet
  4. Worksheet: Rock Cycle!

Wednesday, November 28
  1. Assignment #1: MT Trailhead. My Home. This is you last day to work on it in class.
    1. Mapping: MT Trailhead. My Home.
      • Add the following to your 3D model of the Yellowstone Valley
        1. Yellowstone River
        2. Senior High
        3. Airport
        4. Metra
        5. You choose one more.
        6. Write both lab partners names and class period on your map for grading.
    2. Augmented Reality Map of the Yellowstone Valley at Billings
      • Working with your lab partner, construct a three dimensional model of your Billings map in the AR Sandbox.
      • Have the map evaluated by Mr. Beals for a grade.
      • Flatten the sand.
  2. Assignment #2: Visual Vocab - Rocks and Rock Cycle
    • Fold your paper into six equal parts. 
    • Write the word, the definition in your own words and a picture to describe the definition.
      1. Mineral
      2. Rock
      3. Magma
      4. Lava
      5. Intrusive Igneous Rock
      6. Extrusive Igneous Rock
      7. Sedimentary Rock
      8. Metamorphic Rock
      9. Igneous Rock
      10. Rock Cycle
      11. Weathering
      12. Metamorphism
  3. Practice for the vocabulary quiz on Friday with Quizlet

Tuesday, November 27
  1. Assignment #1: Notes and Section Assessment Ch 3.1
    • Read and take notes on pages 66-69. Write the notes on your paper.
    • Answer #1-5 on your paper. Turn it in.
  2. Assignment #2: Visual Vocab - Rocks and Rock Cycle
    • Fold your paper into six equal parts. 
    • Write the word, the definition in your own words and a picture to describe the definition.
      1. Mineral
      2. Rock
      3. Magma
      4. Lava
      5. Intrusive Igneous Rock
      6. Extrusive Igneous Rock
      7. Sedimentary Rock
      8. Metamorphic Rock
      9. Igneous Rock
      10. Rock Cycle
      11. Weathering
      12. Metamorphism
  3. Practice for the vocabulary quiz on Friday with Quizlet

Monday, November 26
  1. For your Monday: OK Go! Obsession
    • Because imagine how much science, math and creativity went into this!
  2. Mapping: MT Trailhead. My Home.
    • Add the following to your 3D model of the Yellowstone Valley
      1. Yellowstone River
      2. Senior High
      3. Airport
      4. Metra
      5. You choose one more.
      6. Write both lab partners names and class period on your map for grading.
  3. Augmented Reality Map of the Yellowstone Valley at Billings
    • Working with your lab partner, construct a three dimensional model of your Billings map in the AR Sandbox.
    • Have the map evaluated by Mr. Beals for a grade.
    • Flatten the sand.
  4. Hand back graded papers
    • Do not recycle papers until you've checked the grade in the grade book.

Tuesday, November 20
  1. Mapping: MT Trailhead. My Home
  2. Augmented Reality Map of the Yellowstone Valley at Billings
    • Working with your lab partner, construct a three dimensional model of your Billings map in the AR Sandbox.
    • Have the map evaluated by Mr. Beals for a grade.
    • Flatten the sand.

Monday, November 19
  1. Mapping: MT Trailhead. My Home

Friday, November 16
  1. Vote for TWIRP Royalty: bit.ly/bshtwirp18
  2. Lab: Egg Geodes - Growing Crystals in Egg Shells (Day 5)
    • Place your geode at your lab station.
    • Write the names of the 3 best Egg Geodes on a small piece of paper.
    • Turn in your paper and we will tally to see who made the winning egg.
    • Top 3 eggs will be crowned as Egg Geode Champions and will get their pictures on the wall of fame and will get to pick from the treasure chest (because treasure chests are awesome!).
  3. Intro to Topographic Mapping Worksheet
    • Write the answers and redraw the graphs on your own paper.
    • We are grading this in class today!

Thursday, November 15
  1. Intro to Topographic Mapping Worksheet
    • Write the answers and redraw the graphs on your own paper.
  2. Lab: Egg Geodes - Growing Crystals in Egg Shells (Day 4)

Wednesday, November 14
  1. Lab: Egg Geodes - Growing Crystals in Egg Shells (Day 3)

Tuesday, November 13
  1. Lab: Egg Geodes - Growing Crystals in Egg Shells (Day 2)
  2. Intro to Topographic Mapping Worksheet
    • Write the answers and redraw the graphs on your own paper.

Monday, November 12
  1. Mining Packet-Part 5,6,7 - DUE TODAY
    • This was HOMEWORK if you did not finish. That means you need to take it HOME to finish it. You will not have any in-class time to work on missing/late work any more. Instead of labs you will have an alternative assignment if you don't have your assignments completed.
  2. Lab: Egg Geodes - Growing Crystals in Egg Shells (Day 1)
  3. Feldman's Creek Topographic Mapping Activity
    • You and a friend walked out across the landscape at Feldman's Creek and took the elevation at many points with your gps. You then wrote down the elevation on a piece of paper at the approximate spot where you took the gps reading. You will use this information to make a topographic map.
    • Rules
      • Use Pencil (need to erase!)
      • Connect all of the numbers with a line (see example)
      • Your pencil line may not cross any other pencil lines that you've drawn. Your line may cross lines that represent creeks, rivers, lakes or any other water and roads. You cannot cross other contour lines.

Friday, November 9
  1. Mining Packet-Part 5,6,7,8

Thursday, November 8
  1. Geode Cracking Lab (finish)
  2. Mining Packet-Part 5 and Part 6

Wednesday, November 7
  1. Video: Modern Marvels - The Copper Kings
    • Complete a KWL while watching the video
    • 5 things you already Know
    • 5 things you Want to know more about
    • 5 things you Learned

Tuesday, November 6

Monday, November 5
  1. Mining Packet - Part 5

Friday, November 2
  1. No Shave November!
  2. Turn in Mining Packet parts 1,2,3,4
  3. TEST MAKEUP and COMPLETION! Must be done now!
  4. Hand back all papers (do not throw away)
  5. Mining for cookies - debrief
  6. Post Test - check answers and find out the correct answers
  7. Mining Packet - Part 5

Thursday, November 1
  1. Mining!
    • Mining Packet - Parts 1,2,3,4 are due at the end of the hour
    • Write on your own paper, except where it says you can write on the other papers.

Wednesday, October 31

Tuesday, October 30
  1. Lab: Mining Cookies for Coal

Monday, October 29
  1. Test: Chemistry and Minerals
    • If you didn't finish on Friday, you need to come in at lunch or after school today to finish the test. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  2. Mining!
    • Mining Packet
    • Put a full heading on your paper
    • Write on your own paper, except where it says you can write on the other papers.
    • Each time you complete a section, check with Mr. Beals before moving to the next section.
    • Complete Parts 1 and 2 today.

Friday, October 26
  1. Turn in Notes
  2. Test: Chemistry and Minerals
    • Rules:
      • No Cheating
      • No Talking
      • No Cell Phones or other Electronics
      • When finished, turn in your test. Find something to work on or to read.
      • Wait patiently for others to finish

Thursday, October 25
  1. Test tomorrow
    • Study: Online book chapter summary and vocabulary
    • Study: Visual Vocabulary
    • Study: Notes Packet
  2. Jeopardy!
    • If you haven't completed yesterday's assignment, you won't be able to join us for the game, you need to work on the assignment in the back and then study fo the test on your own.
  3. Why aren't you recycling your plastic? It ain't that hard and you might just make the world a better place! Watch this: https://vimeo.com/218502282

Wednesday, October 24
  1. TEST is Friday - study and prepare for it!
  2. Lab Makeup: Click here to complete the make-up lab assignment (you will need to check out a book from Mr. Beals - do not take your shared book out of the room).
  3. Assignment (Due Tomorrow at the beginning of class)
    • Chapter 2 pg60-63: 
      • #1-4,6-9,10-13,15-17,19,22 & pg63 #1-8

Tuesday, October 23
  1. Turn in video questions
  2. Lab: Mineral Identification Challenge. (Continued. Due at the end of the hour)
    • Can your team identify the minerals like a pro? Today, you show us your skills.
    • Work with your lab partner. Everyone needs their own piece of paper for the lab write-up:
    • Lab Write-up:
      1. Heading
      2. Data table with room for 15 minerals and the following properties:
     Mineral # ____
    Mineral Name________
     Luster     ColorStreak Hardness  Cleavage or Fracture


Monday, October 22

October 18 - 19
  1. Montana Educator Association teacher meetings. No school for students!

Wednesday, October 17
  1. Lab: Mineral Identification Challenge.
      • Can your team identify the minerals like a pro? Today, you show us your skills.
    1. Work with your lab partner. Everyone needs their own piece of paper for the lab write-up:
    2. Lab Write-up:
      1. Heading
      2. Data table with room for 15 minerals and the following properties:
 Mineral # ____
Mineral Name________
 Luster     ColorStreak Hardness  Cleavage or Fracture

  1. Missing or late work? No lab. You need to complete your work first.

Tuesday, October 16
  1. Lecture: Chemistry and Minerals continued...
  2. Lab: Mineral Identification Lab (starts tomorrow, be sure all missing/late work is turned in or no lab)

Monday, October 15
  1. Montanya - Tourism Video
  2. Lecture: Chemistry and Minerals

Friday, October 12
  1. Lecture: Chemistry and Minerals

Thursday, October 11
  1. Missing Work? Zeros in the grade book? You must finish all this work before joining the lab.
  2. Lab: Liquid Measurement - Accuracy and Precision
    1. Pre-Lab: Complete the Liquid Measurement Tutorial and answer the questions below
      1. What is a meniscus?
      2. What part of the meniscus is used for measuring liquid?
      3. Show Mr. Beals your answers before moving to #2
    2. Lab: Collect "Measuring Liquid Volume With a Graduated Cylinder" Lab handout.
      • Follow instructions closely. When finished, have Mr. Beals check your results.
    3. Post-Lab: Answer the following questions:
      1. Explain, in at least two sentences what you learned through this activity.

Wednesday, October 10
  1. Missing Work / Grades
      • If you have any missing work you don't do the labs.
      • If your grade is below a 65% you don't do the labs.
      • If you are disruptive to the learning environment you go to the dean.
    • Vocab Quiz Return - below 65% must retake quiz
  2. Lab: Liquid Measurement - Accuracy and Precision
    1. Pre-Lab: Complete the Liquid Measurement Tutorial and answer the questions below
      1. What is a mensicus?
      2. What part of the meniscus is used for measuring liquid?
      3. Show Mr. Beals your answers before moving to #2
    2. Lab: Collect "Measuring Liquid Volume With a Graduated Cylinder" Lab handout.
      • Follow instructions closely. When finished, have Mr. Beals check your results.
    3. Post-Lab: Answer the following questions:
      1. Explain, in at least two sentences what you learned through this activity.

Tuesday, October 9
  1. Hand back all papers. Save your Vocabulary.
  2. Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday.
    •  Quizlet - Chemistry and Minerals
      1. Flashcards
      2. Learn
      3. Match
      4. Test
    • 20 minutes - if not finished, complete the quizlet as homework. Also, don't forget to study before tomorrow's quiz!
  3. Finish Notes packet and any/all missing work.
    • Finished? Catapult challenge continues...


Monday, October 8
  1. Finish Supervolcano video (1st Period)
    • Supervolcano class discussion (6th Period)
  2. Finish Notes packet and any/all missing work.
  3. Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday
  4. Moved to tomorrow - Lecture: Introduction to Minerals -Lecture Packet

Friday, October 5
  1. Video: Yellowstone Supervolcano

Thursday, October 4
  1. DUE: Visual Vocabulary

  2. Video: Yellowstone Supervolcano


Wednesday, October 3
  1. Visual Vocabulary - Minerals - DUE TOMORROW!

    • Fold your paper into 6 equal sections on the front and back. Example: Fold the paper lengthwise, then fold it into thirds (like you would fold a paper to fit into an envelop).
    • Write the word
    • Write the definition - in your own words
    • Draw a picture to describe the definition
    1. Element
    2. Atomic Number
    3. Energy Level
    4. Isotope
    5. Mass Number
    6. Compound
    7. Chemical Bond
    8. Ion
    9. Ionic Bond
    10. Covalent Bond
    11. Metallic Bond
    12. Mineral
  • When finished with Visual Vocab, work on the Lecture packet using your book.
    1. Complete any unfinished the sections in lecture packet.

    2. Earth Science books are located in the back of the room on a shelf. Use your assigned book.

Tuesday, October 2
  1. Substitute will be here the rest of the week. Rules?

  2. Next time you are having a bad day, just remind yourself that things could be worse - you could be this lizard! (video)

  3. Lecture - Earth Science: Systems & Mapping (continued from yesterday)


Monday, October 1
  1. Finish Post Lab Questions - Lab: Mining for Sapphires!

  2. Lecture - Earth Science (Sect 1.1 and 1.4 [1.2,1.3 if time allows])

  3. Exit papers - write one test question relating to what you learned today.


Friday, Sept 27

Thursday, September 27
  1. Test today - Scientific Method - Finish your test
  2. Grade Reports - if you have any missing assignments, you WILL work on them and complete them today.
    • Missing assignments, incomplete work, and failure are UNACCEPTABLE!
    • Learning in this class is NOT optional, which means you need to work - no exceptions.
  • All caught up on work? Build a catapult from only the supplies provided. We will have a friendly competition to compete for candy.

Wednesday, September 26
  1. Test today - Scientific Method

Tuesday, September 25
  1. Test Tomorrow - Scientific Method
    • Study: Vocabulary, Green Foldable, Test Prep (see below)
  2. Nominate 12th-grade boy and girl for Homecoming King and Queen: bit.ly/HoCo18BSH 
  3. Test Prep:
    1. Quizlet Vocabulary Review
      • Score below a 90% on the Vocab Quiz? You must complete the quizlet and retake the quiz in class today. 
        1. Click "Flashcards" and complete
        2. Click "Learn" and complete
        3. Click "Test" and complete. Show Mr. Beals your score when it is 90% or higher
        4. Retake the quiz

      • Score above a 90%? Go to #2 below.
    2. Mythbusters - Scientific Method Test Prep
      • Complete all parts of the worksheet on your own paper.

Monday, September 24
  1. GRIT Survey
    • Go to the following site: perts.me
    • Enter the code: deer sharp 1
    • Need to go back? Hit the back button on the screen, not the back arrow in the browser.
    • When finished, log out of the program or close your browser.
  2. Finish - Lab: Stacking Water on Pennies - The Ultimate Challenge
    • Homework if not finished in class. Due tomorrow. All parts including Data Analysis and Conclusion.

Thursday, September 20
  1. Grade Quiz: Scientific Method and Earth Science Intro Vocabulary
  2. Lab: Stacking Water on Pennies - The Ultimate Challenge

Wednesday, September 19
  1. Quiz: Scientific Method and Earth Science Intro Vocabulary
  2. Formative Assessments - Fix anything that may be incorrect.
      • Rules: Using your Green Foldable, discuss what you think is the correct answer for EACH question. Explain WHY you think this is the correct answer. Change your answer if needed. This is your chance to learn from your classmates and to improve your grade!

Tuesday, September 18
  1. DUE: Visual Vocab (see September 12 for instructions) - Grade
  2. Conclusion - RSVCP - Scientific Method - Paper Airplanes - Due Today

Monday, September 17
  1. Finish / Grade Visual Vocabulary
  2. Grade Formative Assessments
  3. Conclusion - RSVCP - Scientific Method - Paper Airplanes
  4. Earth Science Notes

Friday, September 14
  1. Be kind to the guest teacher!
  2. Secret Earth: Yellowstone Supervolcano Video

Thursday, September 13
  1. Be kind to the guest teacher!
  2. DUE: Visual Vocab Assignment from yesterday.

  3. Students: complete the following QUIZZES on your own.

    1. Both Formative Assessments may be completed on the same piece of paper. Do not work with anybody else, these are quizzes!

  4. Experimental Variables Formative Assessment:

  5. Data Analysis Formative Assessment

  6. When finished with both, study the vocabulary words from yesterday in preparation for the upcoming Vocabulary Quiz.


Wednesday, September 12
  1. Be kind to the guest teacher!
  2. Visual Vocab (DUE TOMORROW - it is homework if you don’t finish in class)

    1. Students use a blank white sheet of paper (located on the bottom of the bookshelf with the rulers and colored pencils).

    2. Paper should be folded into 6 equal parts.

    3. In each of “Box” made my the folds, include the following:

      1. Vocab Word

      2. Definition in your own words

      3. A picture or diagram that describes the definition.

    4. Students look up definitions in the Earth Science book or in their notes.

      1. Student should grab the same number book as their assigned Chromebook number (they know this number as we have been using their number all year). Earth Science books are in the chemistry lab on the shelf by the fire extinguisher

      2. Please return the Earth Science book to its spot on the shelf when finished.

  3. Visual Vocab Words
    1. Hypothesis

    2. Variable

    3. Independent Variable

    4. Dependent Variable

    5. Control

    6. Theory

    7. Scientific Law

    8. Data

    9. Correlations

    10. System (pg 18)

    11. Earth System (pg 19)

    12. Earth Science


Tuesday, September 11

Monday, September 10
  1. STEM Society
  2. Substitute this week. The Rules.
  3. Chromebooks - why aren't we plugging them in?
  4. Mug Shots? 1st Period.
  5. Scientific Method Notes - Foldable
  6. Finish Scientific Method - Paper Airplanes

Friday, September 7
  1. Ruler Activity - not turned in? You will work on it outside instead of participating in the lab.
  2. Activity: Scientific Method - Paper Airplanes - Day 4
    • All trials and data must be completed today.
    • Accuracy matters. Your measurements should have two units after the decimal (ex. 12.26 meters)
    • Needed outside:
      • Measuring tapes and meter sticks
      • Your lab write-up
      • Lab printout
      • Pencil
      • Clipboard 
    • Calculate the averages.

Thursday, September 6
  1. Signed paperwork due.
  2. Grade Ruler Activity
  3. Activity: Scientific Method - Paper Airplanes - Day 3
  4. Scientific Method Foldable
  5. Tomorrow - outside! It will be cold so dress accordingly. Weather link.

Wednesday, September 5
  1. Activity: Scientific Method - Paper Airplanes - Day 2
    • Rules for leaving the classroom
      • You will not be disruptive in the halls or outside
      • You will not play on your phone
      • You will act like young adults outside
      • You will be courteous and kind to others outside
      • No playing on playground equipment
      • All school and classroom rules apply even if we are outside
      • Failure to abide by these rules will result in a trip to the Dean and will force us not to leave the room for any other activities
  2. Due: Signed Open Disclosure

Tuesday, September 4
  1. Due: Ruler Measurement Practice
  2. Activity: Scientific Method - Paper Airplanes
    • This must be completed today. Bring it with you to class tomorrow.
    • Tomorrow - outside! It will be cold so dress accordingly. Weather link.
  3. Green Foldable - Scientific Method

Thursday, August 30
  1. Sit in assigned seats
  2. Mug shot - if you didn't get your picture yesterday, please complete this right away.
  3. Measurement Lab - Ruler Practice
    • Everyone needs their own paper and answers.
    • Put your name and class period on your paper - always write nicely.
    • Be very precise in your measurements - all measurements should be very accurate.
    • Work with your lab partner to complete the entire activity.
    • At the end of page 1, check answers with Beals.
    • At the end of page 2, check answers with Beals.
  4. Grade Measurement Lab in class

Thursday, August 30
  1. Sit in assigned seats
  2. Chrome books - WRITE DOWN YOUR CHROME BOOK NUMBER!
    • Must be shut down after each use
    • Must be placed in correct slot
    • Must be plugged in
    • NO EXCEPTIONS!
  3. www.BealsScience.com
    • This is home to all of my extra curricular science content
  4. www.MrBeals.com
    • Click> Chemistry Home
  5. Meet "Batman" - TEDxBozeman - "Can Technology (re)Humanize Us?"
    • Watch the video, then go over to "Batman" and sign in for the first time. You will sign in with Batman every day - please be honest as you put in your mood for the day.
  6. Our first lab activities all involve measurement with rulers, meter sticks and long tape measures. You MUST be able to read measurements in inches and in centimeters. Complete the following:
    • Get a ruler from the front book shelf.
    • Watch this video on your computer and make notes as needed so you will know how to read a ruler for this class.
    • When finished return the ruler to its spot on the shelf.
  7. Wrap up headphone cord and return headphones
  8. Log off and Shut Down computer
  9. Return computer to correct spot
  10. Plug in the computer with the correctly numbered cord
  11. Mug Shot
    • Visit the computer and write your first and last name on the white board
    • Click the picture button and smile (name will appear backwards - this is OK!)
    • Erase whiteboard

YouTube Video


Wednesday, August 29
  1. Assign seats
  2. Chromebook Number during roll - write this down in your notebook - don't forget your number
    • Must be shut down after each use
    • Must be placed in correct slot
    • Must be plugged in
    • NO EXCEPTIONS!
  3. Interview and Introduce neighbor
  4. www.BealsScience.com
    • This is home to all of my extra curricular science content
  5. www.MrBeals.com
    • Click> Chemistry Home
  6. Open Disclosure *Due Tuesday*
  7. Cell Phone Policy
  8. Lab Safety Contract *Due Tuesday*
  9. Photo Release Form *Due Tuesday*
  10. (Use Chromebook) Meet "Batman" - TEDxBozeman - "Can Technology (re)Humanize Us?"
    • Not able to sign in quite yet - program is being updated
  11. Wrap up headphone cord and return headphones
    • Click here to learn how to wrap up your cords! 
  12. Log off and Shut Down computer
  13. Return computer to correct spot
  14. Plug in computer with correctly numbered cord
  15. Mug Shot
    • Visit the computer and write your first and last name on the white board
    • Click the picture button and smile (name will appear backwards - this is OK!)
    • Erase whiteboard

YouTube Video


Tuesday, August 28
  1. Welcome to Earth Science 
  2. About Me. About You.
  3. Let's kick this off with some crazy demonstrations!
  4. Logistics:
    • Supplies
      • Three-Ring Binder (you may share with other classes)

      • Spiral Bound Notebook

      • Loose-Leaf Paper

      • Pen and Pencil


    • Sign up for Remind for Earth Science by clicking on "Remind: Earth Science" in Earth Science Links to the right
      • Or text @3a4ch3h to the number 81010
    • Parent Remind - I will share pictures from labs and activities so people at home can see all the amazing things you are doing in Earth Science. (Click to join "Earth Science Parents")
      • Or text @2gfk78 to the number 81010




    Monday, October 1
    1. Catapult Launch!

    2. Lecture - Earth Science (Sect 1.1 and 1.4 [1.2,1.3 if time allows])

    3. Exit papers - write one test question relating to what you learned today.



    Tuesday, October 2
    1. Lecture - Earth Science (continued from yesterday)



    Wednesday, October 3
    1. Visual Vocabulary - Minerals - DUE TOMORROW!

      • Fold your paper into 6 equal sections on the front and back. Example: Fold the paper lengthwise, then fold it into thirds (like you would fold a paper to fit into an envelop).
      • Write the word
      • Write the definition - in your own words
      • Draw a picture to describe the definition
        1. Element
        2. Atomic Number
        3. Energy Level
        4. Isotope
        5. Mass Number
        6. Compound
        7. Chemical Bond
        8. Ion
        9. Ionic Bond
        10. Covalent Bond
        11. Metallic Bond
        12. Mineral
    • When finished with Visual Vocab, work on the Lecture packet using your book.
      1. Complete any unfinished the sections in lecture packet.

      2. Earth Science books are located in the back of the room on a shelf. Use your assigned book.


    Thursday, October 4
    1. DUE: Visual Vocabulary

    2. Video: Yellowstone Supervolcano



    Friday, October 5
    1. Video: Yellowstone Supervolcano


    Monday, October 8
    1. Lecture: Introduction to Minerals -Lecture Packet