WELCOME TO MR. BEALS EARTH SCIENCE PAGE!
May 30-31 - Thursday-Friday
  1. Final Test
    • The Rules:
      • No Cheating
      • No Talking
      • No Phones (put them in your backpack, turn them off)
      • No Watches (put them in your backpack, turn them off)
      • Stay in your spot the entire period
      • When you are done, turn in your test and find something to work on or study for another final. You may not leave the room.
  2. Turn in your book on the cart by Beals computer
  3. Thank you for a great year! I have enjoyed having each and every one of you in class! I hope you have a fantastic summer and I look forward to visiting with you again next school year!

May 29 - Wednesday
  1. Final Test Review
    • You will be given a grade today. The grade reflects your level of effort in studying and reviewing.
    • The Final Test Review document and answers will not be graded. It is intended to help you prepare for the Final which is 15% of your overall grade for this class.

May 28 - Tuesday
  1. Due: Weather Assessment
  2. Final Test Review
    • You will be given a grade today and tomorrow.
    • The grade reflects your level of effort in studying and reviewing.
    • The Final Test Review document and answers will not be graded. It is intended to help you prepare for the Final which is 15% of your overall grade for this class.

May 22 - 24 Wednesday-Friday
  1. Due: Weather Assessment
  2. Final Test Review
    • You will be given a grade today and tomorrow.
    • The grade reflects your level of effort in studying and reviewing.
    • The Final Test Review document and answers will not be graded. It is intended to help you prepare for the Final which is 15% of your overall grade for this class.
  3. Weather Assessment
    • The following sections are the missing pieces of weather that we have not yet covered. 
    • You will read and take notes on each of the following topics. Your notes will be graded and entered as an assessment grade (assessment of your reading comprehension ability). Next year, in Biology, you will be doing much more out of the book - this is preparation for Biology.
    • Requirements: Start a new page for each section. You may use the front and back. Put a heading on each page with the section name (written below) and page numbers.
    • Click here for the pages below
      1. Atmosphere: 476-480 (17.1)
      2. Heating: 483-487
      3. How Earth Works: 494-495
      4. El Nino and La Nina: 546-547
      5. Thunderstorms: 571-572
      6. Storms: 578-579
      7. Tornados: 573
      8. Hurricanes: 575-576

May 21 - Tuesday
  1. Due Today: Lab Stations - Solve the Mysteries! 
    • Conclusions: Each lab station should have a well-written explanation of the science of what is happening. You may use the internet to search for help. You may not copy someone else's explanation or you will both earn a zero on the lab.
  2. Weather Assessment
    • The following sections are the missing pieces of weather that we have not yet covered. 
    • You will read and take notes on each of the following topics. Your notes will be graded and entered as an assessment grade (assessment of your reading comprehension ability). Next year, in Biology, you will be doing much more out of the book - this is preparation for Biology.
    • Requirements: Start a new page for each section. You may use the front and back. Put a heading on each page with the section name (written below) and page numbers.
      1. Atmosphere: 476-480 (17.1)
      2. Heating: 483-487
      3. How Earth Works: 494-495
      4. El Nino and La Nina: 546-547
      5. Thunderstorms: 571-572
      6. Storms: 578-579
      7. Tornados: 573
      8. Hurricanes: 575-576

May 20 - Monday
  1. Lab Stations - Solve the Mysteries! 
    • Conclusions: Each lab station should have a well-written explanation of the science of what is happening. You may use the internet to search for help. You may not copy someone else's explanation or you will both earn a zero on the lab.
  2. Weather Assessment
    • The following sections are the missing pieces of weather that we have not yet covered. 
    • You will read and take notes on each of the following topics. Your notes will be graded and entered as an assessment grade (assessment of your reading comprehension ability). Next year, in Biology, you will be doing much more out of the book - this is preparation for Biology.
    • Requirements: Start a new page for each section. You may use the front and back. Put a heading on each page with the section name (written below) and page numbers.
      1. Atmosphere: 476-480 (17.1)
      2. Heating: 483-487
      3. How Earth Works: 494-495
      4. El Nino and La Nina: 546-547
      5. Thunderstorms: 571-572
      6. Storms: 578-579
      7. Tornados: 573
      8. Hurricanes: 575-576

May 17 - Friday

May 16 - Thursday
  1. Greenland Expedition - Continued
  2. Due: Weather L6A2 Climate for Billings MT
  3. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JR7m0viAaQU-8O9bzEqRSeNjp3I8hviQlqURMfMH_rw/edit?usp=sharing

May 15 - Wednesday
  1. Greenland Expedition - Climate Change Chemistry
May 14 - Tuesday

May 13 - Monday

May 10 - Friday

May 9 - Thursday

May 8 - Wednesday

May 7 - Tuesday

May 6 - Monday
  1. Weather Log Analysis
    1. Due Today
  2. Weather L3A1 Wind at the Seashore
    • Due Today
  3. Weather L3A2 Wind at the Seashore at Night
    • Due Today
  4. Video: Hurricane Katrina - Storm that Drowned a City
  5. Tomorrow: Continue "Global Winds" activities

May 3 - Friday
  1. No School - Music Festival
May 2 - Thursday
  1. Today's Weather Log (WeatherMapPrecipitation)
  2. Weather Log Analysis
    1. Complete page for of your weather log
      • Graph all of your data.
      • In the space provided on page 3 of your Weather Log, write a paragraph explaining all of the correlations you find in your data from this week and from last week. Make logical explanations. Explain why you think these correlations might exist and what they mean about the weather.
        • Your paragraph should be well-written and at least 5 sentences - you will probably need more than 5 to explain the correlations.
      • Keep your Weather Logs until Monday so you can turn them into Mr. Beals.
  3. Weather L3A1 Wind at the Seashore
    • Worksheet is on the front table
    • Finish today
    • Due Monday
  4. Weather L3A2 Wind at the Seashore at Night
    • Worksheet is on the front table.
    • Complete the entire worksheet
    • Turn it in on Monday. Not finished? It is homework. Take a picture of the worksheet and finish it over the weekend.

May 1 - Wednesday
  1. Today's Weather Log (WeatherMapPrecipitation)
  2. Weather L3A1 Wind at the Seashore
    • Finish today
    • Due today
  3. Weather L3A2 Wind at the Seashore at Night
  4. Weather L4A1 Global Winds - Hadley Cells

April 30 - Tuesday
  1. Last week's Weather Log
    • Weather Analysis
    • Due Today
  2. Today's Weather Log (WeatherMapPrecipitation)
  3. Weather Lab: Which Gets Hotter, Land or Water?
    • Due Today
  4. Weather L3A1 Wind at the Seashore
    • Worksheet is on the front table.
    • Work on this but if you are using your time wisely and do not finish, I will give you more time to finish it tomorrow.

April 29 - Monday
Rock has strep throat so I am out today. Please be good for the sub and work hard. Complete all of the things listed below.
  1. Today's Weather Log (WeatherMapPrecipitation)
    • Collect a new weather log from the front table. Two pages, staple them together.
    • Fill out out all of the parts of the weather log for Monday. 
    • DO NOT GO OUTSIDE: Look out the window for sky conditions and cloud type.
  2. Last week's Weather Log
    • Complete page 4 by making nice, colorful graphs of the data. 
    • Save your weather log with the graphs so we can analyze it together tomorrow.
  3. Weather Lab: Which Gets Hotter, Land or Water?
    • The handout is on the front table.
    • Work with your lab partner to finish the Post-Lab Questions.
    • Put a heading on your paper and turn it in on the front table.
  4. Weather L3A1 Wind at the Seashore
    • Worksheet is on the front table.
    • Work on this but if you are using your time wisely and do not finish, I will give you more time to finish it tomorrow.

April 26 - Friday
  1. Weather Lab: Which Gets Hotter, Land or Water?
    • Start immediately
    • Collect data with FLIR Thermal Cameras
    • Turn on lamp as soon as you are set up
    • Turn off lamp with 12 minutes remaining in the period - collect data for 10 minutes as it cools
    • Stay at your lab station - you will not wander around the lab
      • Gone today? Makeup assignment:
        • Read p543-545
        • Assign p548 #1,2,3
  2. Weather Log (WeatherMapPrecipitation)
  3. Due today: Weather L2 A1 Role of Pressure in Wind

April 25 - Thursday

April 24 - Wednesday
  1. Roots Quiz: Week 14 (see April 17)
    • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.
    • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • Write on your own paper
    • Put away all other papers
    • Move so only one person per table
    • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
  2. Weather Log
  3. Finish: Weather L2 A1 Role of Pressure in Wind

April 23 - Tuesday
  1. Weather Log
  2. Demonstrations: Tea Bag Ghost (hot air / low pressure), Pressure in Pools.
  3. Weather L2 A1 Role of Pressure in Wind

April 18 - April 22
  • Spring Break!!
April 17 - Wednesday
  1. Roots Quiz: Week 13 (see April 10)
    • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.
    • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • Write on your own paper
    • Put away all other papers
    • Move so only one person per table
    • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
  2. Roots Week 14  - (Add this to week 13 Roots Sheet)
      • anthro - human (anthropology, anthropologist,...)

      • auto - self (automobile, autobiography,...)
      • eco - house (ecosystem, economy,...)
      • micro - extremely small (microscope, microprocessor,...)
      • macro - large or great (macroorganism, macromolecule,...)

April 16 - Tuesday
  1. Regroup - Last week? Yesterday?
  2. Weather Logs - Start next week. Do not lose your handout: Predicting Weather Using the Clouds
  3. Lab: Weather L1A2- Atmospheric Processes Convection Lab

April 15 - Monday
  1. Good news and bad news!
    • Good news: I am still alive and well.
    • Bad news: I am stuck in St. Louis, hopefully getting on a flight back to Billings Monday afternoon.
    • So...we will move forward as much as we can and have you start Meteorology without me. We will regroup and take time for questions.
  2. Complete the following Weather Interactive from National Geographic
    1. Click the Link and complete the objectives listed below
    2. Take notes on the following topics on your own paper
      • Layers of the Atmosphere (and info about them)
      • Instruments used to study the weather.
      • Engineering Process
      • ...continue ty taking notes on all important information...have fun learning and engineering!
  3. Study the roots for this week's roots quiz.

April 12 - Friday
  1. Video: Decoding the Weather Machine
    • Complete the following worksheet as you watch the video

April 11 - Thursday
  1. Finish Roots sheet from Wednesday (Week 13 roots)
  2. Introduction to Meteorology (Weather)

April 10 - Wednesday
  1. Turn in your Week 11 and Week 12 Roots sheet on the front table.
  2. Roots Quiz: Week 12 (see March 27)
    • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.
    • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • Write on your own paper
    • Put away all other papers
    • Move so only one person per table
    • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
  3. Roots Week 13  - (Pick up a new roots sheet next to the calculators)
    • paleo- old,ancient (paleolithic, paleontologist…)
    • omni- all, every (omnivore, omnificent...)
    • neo - new (neolithic, neonatal…)
    • petro- rock (petroglyph, petrodiesel, petroleum,...)
    • dino- terrible, frightful (dinosaur,...,...)

April 9 - Tuesday
  1. Update your Bracket
    • Highlight your winners
  2. Clouds and the Weather
  3. Introduction to Meteorology (Weather)
April 8 - Monday
  1. PIR Day - No School

April 5 - Friday
  1. Video: Decoding the Weather Machine
    • Complete the following worksheet as you watch the video

April 4 - Thursday
  1. Speaker
    • Meet in the classroom then go to the auditorium.

April 3 - Wednesday
  1. Roots Quiz: Week 11 (see March 27)
    • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.
    • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • Write on your own paper
    • Put away all other papers
    • Move so only one person per table
    • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
  2. Roots Week 12  -
      • hydro- water (hydrosphere, hydrocarbon, hydroelectric)

      • hyper- over (hyperinflated, hyperglycemic, hyperactive)
      • hypo- under (hypodermic, hypothermia, hypothesis)
      • volcan- fire (volcanic, volcanology, volcanism)
      • pseudo- false (pseudonym, pseudoscience, pseudopod)

April 2 - Tuesday
  1. ACT Testing - Frosh: No School!

April 1 - Monday
  1. Update your Bracket
    • Highlight your winners
  2. Due Today:
  3. Video: 
    • Finish Epic Yellowstone Video

March 29 - Friday
  1. Today's Assignment: Investigation 12: Choosing a Cleanup Plan
  2. Due Today:
    • Investigation 7: Pesky Pesticide (Map)
    • Investigation 10: Mapping It Out
    • Investigation 11: How Bad Can It Be?

March 28 - Thursday

March 27 - Wednesday
  1. Due Today: Investigation 9: Mapping Plumes
  2. Due Today: Week 9 and Week 10 Roots Worksheet
  3. Roots Quiz: Week 10 (see March 20)
    • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.
    • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • Write on your own paper
    • Put away all other papers
    • Move so only one person per table
    • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
  4. Roots Week 11  -
    • anti- oppose or against  (anticline, antibiotics,...)
    • meso- middle (mesosphere, mesopause, mesodermal)
    • thermo- heat (thermosphere, thermometer, thermotropic)
    • tropo- turn or change (troposphere, tropopause,...)
    • sphere- ball (stratosphere, exosphere, asthenosphere)

March 26 - Tuesday

March 25 - Monday
  1. Today's Assignment: 
  2. Due Tomorrow: Investigation 7: Pesky Pesticide and Investigation 8: Testing the Waters (today's lab)
  3. Update your Bracket
    • Highlight your winners

March 22 - Friday
  1. Due Today: Investigation 6: Disappearing Dye
      • Click the link above to complete the assignment
  2. Today's Assignment: 
  3. Vote for Prom Royalty

March 21 - Thursday
  1. Due Today: Investigation 5: Points and Plumes (Part 5A and 5B)
  2. Today's Assignment: 

March 20 - Wednesday
  1. Roots Quiz: Week 9 (see March 13)
    • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.
    • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • Write on your own paper
    • Put away all other papers
    • Move so only one person per table
    • Collect a quiz sheet
    • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
  2. Roots Week 10  -
      • exo- outer or out (exosphere, exoskeleton, exothermic,...)

      • endo - inner or within (endothermic, endoskeleton,...)
      • litho- stone (lithosphere, batholith, ….)
      • atmos- vapor or gas or air (atmosphere,subatmospheric,...)
      • baro- pressure (barometer, barometric,...)


March 19 - Tuesday
  1. Tomorrow - Roots Quiz: Week 9 (see March 13)
  2. Due Today: Basketball Bracket
  3. Due Today: Investigation 4: Maps and More Maps
  4. Today's Assignment: Investigation 5: Points and Plumes
    1. Write down every bold vocabulary word and define it on your own paper.
    2. Answer the rest of the questions during the lab on your own paper.
      • Due Tomorrow - if you don't finish in class it is homework

March 18 - Monday
  1. Due Today: Investigation 3: Traveling with a Drop of Water
    • Makeup Assignment:
      • Title the assignment "Investigation 3 Makeup Assignment"
      • Click the link, watch the video and answer the questions "Bill Nye and the Water Cycle"
      • Turn into the late bin for a grade.
  2. Today's Assignment: Investigation 4: Maps and More Maps
    • Due Tomorrow - if you don't finish in class it is homework

March 15 - Friday
  1. Due Today: Investigation 2: The Original Super Soaker
    • Makeup Assignment:
      • Title the assignment "Investigation 2 Makeup Assignment"
      • Read the following "What is Groundwater"
      • Take notes and turn the notes into the late bin for a grade.
  2. Today's Assignment: Investigation 3: Traveling with a Drop of Water
    • Due Monday - if you don't finish in class it is homework

March 14 - Thursday
  1. Due Today
    1. Investigation 1: The Mystery of Fruitvale's Water
    2. Investigation 2A: Earth's Groundwater Supply (Only pages 27-29)
      • No assignments - no labs
      • All late work is worth 65% - do your homework
  2. Lab
    1. Investigation 2: The Original Super Soaker

March 13 - Wednesday
  1. Due Tomorrow
    1. Investigation 1: The Mystery of Fruitvale's Water
    2. Investigation 2A: Earth's Groundwater Supply (Only pages 27-29)
  2. Roots Quiz: Week 8 (see March 6)
    • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.
    • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • Write on your own paper
    • Put away all other papers
    • Move so only one person per table
    • Collect a quiz sheet (these are in the pile below this lesson plan)
    • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
  3. Roots Week 9  -
      • un- lacking or not. (unlikely, unconformity, unfair)

      • non-the opposite of (nonconformity, nonadjacent,...)
      • dis- apart (disconformity, disbelief,...)
      • strato- layer (stratosphere, stratigraphy,...)
      • agri- soil, field (agriculture, agrichemical,...)

March 12 - Tuesday
  1. Tomorrow - Roots Quiz: Week 8 (see March 6)
  2. New Unit - Hydrology: "Trouble in Fruitvale"
    • Assignments (both are due Thursday at the beginning of class)
      1. Investigation 1: The Mystery of Fruitvale's Water
      2. Investigation 2A: Earth's Groundwater Supply (Only pages 27-29)

March 11 - Monday
  1. New seats! Yay!
  2. Introduce your partner
  3. New Unit - Hydrology: "Trouble in Fruitvale"
  4. Video: Planet Earth - Freshwater
    • Write answers to the worksheet on your own paper.
    • P1 ended at - 38:07

March 8 - Friday

March 7 - Thursday
  1. Turn in Lab - Mission to Mars: Balloon Rocket Engineering Design
  2. Assignment - Worksheet: Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
    • Due tomorrow
  3. Nominations for Prom King and Queen: http://bit.ly/promnom19 
  4. 100 Pounds of Oobleck! - If you completed the "Mission to Mars" work, you can go back and play. No messes! If you get some on the floor or anywhere else you are responsible for cleaning it up - immediately!

March 6 - Wednesday
  1. Quiz: Roots Week 7 (see Feb 28)
    1. Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.

    2. Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

    3. Write on your own paper

    4. Put away all other papers

    5. Move so only one person per table

    6. Collect a quiz sheet (these are in the pile below this lesson plan)

    7. Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished

  2. Roots Week 8  -

    • inter - between (intervene, intercept) [look up origin]

    • intra - within (intramural, intravenous) [look up origin]
    • sub - under (submerge, submarine, subatomic) [look up origin]
    • ultra - beyond or excessive (ultraviolet, ultrasonic) [look up origin]
    • peri - around (periscope, perimeter) [look up origin]
      • These are due tomorrow - they are homework if they don’t finish in class.
    • Lab is due on Thursday. It is HOMEWORK. Take it home and finish it.

March 5 - Tuesday
  1. LAST DAY! - Lab - Mission to Mars: Balloon Rocket Engineering Design
    1. Lab is due on Thursday (you might have time to finish post-lab questions and conclusion after the quiz and new roots tomorrow. If not, you will have to finish it as HOMEWORK!)
  2. Roots Quiz Tomorrow - Study Week 7 Words (see Feb 28th for words)

March 4 - Monday
Today's Schedule due to the Late Start
EM     9:00  -  9:55
 1st   10:00 - 10:21 
2nd   10:26 - 10:47 
3rd    10:52 - 11:13
4th     11:18  resume normal schedule.


February 28 - Thursday
  1. DUE: Mission to Mars: Solar System Activity Part 3

  2. DUE: Roots Week 5 and Week 6

  3. Roots Quiz - Week 6 Roots

    • Go over the following rules for the quiz

      • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.

      • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

      • Write on your own paper

      • Put away all other papers

      • Move so only one person per table

      • Collect a quiz sheet (these are in the pile below this lesson plan)

      • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished

  4. When finished with the quiz, students should work on their Science Roots. They will need to use their chromebooks to complete this - the chromebooks are in the back of the room. Each student knows their number and they should plug them in when they are done (please remind them to do so)

    • Students can add these terms to the back of their week 5 roots. Or they can get a new sheet for the new roots on the book shelf above the Earth Science books.

      • Week 7  -

      • bi - two ( bias, biathlon, biceps... ) [Look up origin]

        milli -  thousandth (millimeter, milliliter…) [Look up origin]

        centi - hundred (centimeter, centiliter...) [Look up origin]

        kilo -  thousand (kilometer, kilowatt,...) [Look up origin]

        iso - equal (isotherm, isobar...) [Look up origin]

        • Remember

          1. Put a heading on the Science Roots document

          2. Three hole punch

          3. 3 examples - look them up

          4. These are due tomorrow - they are homework if they don’t finish in class.

  5. Video: Beyond the Big Bang


February 26 - Thursday
  1. Roots Quiz TOMORROW

  2. Video: Beyond the Big Bang

  1. Mission to Mars: Solar System Activity

    • DUE TOMORROW - The calculations are homework if you don't finish them in class!

    February 25 - Monday
    1. Mission to Mars: Solar System Activity

    2. Oobleck - What is a Non-Newtonian Fluid

    February 22 - Friday
    1. The Solar System

    2. NO WAY! Look what Jake Roper from Vsauce3 is wearing in his newest YouTube video!


    February 21 - Thursday
    1. Roots Quiz

      • Grade quiz from yesterday

    2. Lab: Solar System Bead Activity
        • Missing work? You will do Part 1 only. During Part 2 you need to complete all missing work.
      • Part 1: Planet Distance Chart
        1. Make a chart like the one on the handout. Leave off "Bead Color".
        2. Calculate the distance between planets using the information on the Student Worksheet
        3. Show Mr. Beals your chart before you move to step 2.
      • Part 2: Building a Solar System to scale
        1. Start your scale model by cutting a 5.0 meter string and tying the  "sun" bead to one end using a double knot.
        2. Using the distances (in centimeters) that you calculated, measure the distance from the sun on the string to each planet.
        3. Tie a labeled bead in place for each planet using a double knot. 
    • NO WAY! Look what Jake Roper from Vsauce3 is wearing in his newest YouTube video!

    February 20 - Wednesday
    1. Roots Quiz

      • Go over the following rules for the quiz

        • Absolutely NO TALKING until everyone is done with the quiz.

        • Absolutely NO PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

        • Write on your own paper

        • Put away all other papers

        • Move so only one person per table

        • Collect a quiz sheet (these are in the pile below this lesson plan)

        • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished

    2. When finished with the quiz, students should work on their Science Roots. They will need to use their chromebooks to complete this - the chromebooks are in the back of the room. Each student knows their number and they should plug them in when they are done (please remind them to do so)

      • Students can add these terms to the back of their week 5 roots. Or they can get a new sheet for the new roots on the book shelf above the Earth Science books.

        • Week 6  -

        • trans- across (transfer, transversal, transistor) [look up origin]

        • proto- first (protostar, protoplanet, protozoa) [look up origin]

        • poly- many (polycarbonate, polyester, polygon) [look up origin]

        • post- after (posterior, postadolescent) [look up origin]

        • pre- before (precession, precambrian, precede) [look up origin]

          • REMIND STUDENTS:

            1. Put a heading on the Science Roots document

            2. Three hole punch

            3. 3 examples - look them up

            4. These are due tomorrow - they are homework if they don’t finish in class.


    February 19 - Tuesday
    1. Video: Welcome to Mars
      • Complete a KWL for the movie
        • 3 things you Know
        • 3 things you Want to know more about
        • 3 things you Learned 

    February 18 - Monday
    1. Test: Sun, Earth and Moon
      1. Rules for test - Please read these to students.

        • Write on your own paper, do not write on the test

        • Put a full heading on your paper.

        • Put all phones away - any phones out during the test will result in a 0 on the test and a trip to the Principal

        • No talking during the test

        • Only one person per table - spread out into seats in the lab area.

        • When finished, turn my test and your test in on the front table

        • When finished, work on other work, read a book or read a National Geographic from the bookshelf. If you have any missing work, complete it at this time.


    February 15 - Friday
    1. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here) - LAST DAY - Turn in Logs
    2. Sun, Earth, Moon notes part 2 - finish today
      • Test is Monday.
      • When finished with both parts of notes, study for the text
    3. Assignment: Sun, Earth, Moon Review
        • On your own paper (you may use your notes)
        • Due Monday before the test
      1. Draw a diagram to explain what causes the seasons. Label all seasons. Be accurate.
      2. Explain, in a well-written paragraph, what causes the seasons. Refer to your diagram if necessary.
      3. Draw and shade all of the moon phases.
      4. Draw a diagram to show what causes the phases of the moon. Label everything.
      5. Draw a diagram to show what causes a lunar eclipse.
      6. Explain, in your own words, what causes a lunar eclipse.
      7. Draw a diagram to show what causes a solar eclipse.
      8. Explain, in your own words, what causes a solar eclipse.

    February 14 - Thursday
    1. Happy Valentine's Day!
    2. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here)
    3. Science Roots - Week 5 (See Feb 13)
    4. Lab: M&M's Inquiry Lab
      • You may start the lab after you've finished the Science Roots
      • Any ZEROS in the grade book = no labs. Use the time to do your missing work.

    February 13 - Wednesday
    1. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here)
    2. Quiz: Roots Week 4 (see Feb 6)
    3. Science Roots
      • Week 5  -

        contra - against (contradiction, controversy) [Look up the origin]

        dyna - power, force (dynamic, dynamite) [Look up the origin]

        -ject - throw (ejecta, reject) [Look up the origin]

        lat - side (latitude, lateral) [Look up the origin]

        ortho - straight (orthodontic, orthopedics) [Look up the origin]

        • Put a heading on the Science Roots document
        • Three hole punch
        • 3 examples - look them up
        • Save these every week. You will need all of them at the end of the year.
        • Every Wednesday we will get new roots and have a quiz on last week's roots

    February 12 - Tuesday
    1. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here)
    2. Notes: Sun Earth and Moon - finish Part 1; start Part 2
    3. Study Roots Week 4 (see Feb 6) - Roots quiz tomorrow.
    February 8 - 11: Winter Break
    1. Enjoy your break!
    February 7 - Thursday
    1. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here)
    2. Grade Roots quiz
    3. Lecture: Sun Earth and Moon - finish Part 1; start Part 2

    February 6 - Wednesday
    1. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here)
    2. Study for Roots Quiz - Week 3 - 5 minutes
    3. Roots Quiz
      • Write on your own paper
      • Put away all other papers
      • Move so only one person per table
      • Return the quiz and your answers to the front when finished
    4. Science Roots
      • Add week 4 to the back of the week 3 roots. Or grab a new roots handout on the book shelf above the Earth Science books.
      • Week 4  -

        spect- sight or view (spectrum, spectator,...) [Look up the origin]

        tele- distant (telescope, telecommute, telecast) [Look up the origin]

        cosmo- universe (cosmology, cosmopolitan, cosmos) [Look up the origin]

        umbr- shadow (umbra, umbrella, penumbra) [Look up the origin]

        retro- backward (retrograde, retrofit, retrospect) [Look up the origin]

        • Put a heading on the Science Roots document
        • Three hole punch
        • 3 examples - look them up
        • Save these every week. You will need all of them at the end of the year.
        • Every Wednesday we will get new roots and have a quiz on last week's roots
    5. Study visual vocabulary using your assignment and the book. Prepare for the vocabulary quiz!
      1. Astronomy
      2. Geocentric
      3. Heliocentric
      4. Retrograde motion
      5. Ellipse
      6. Astronomical Unit (AU)
      7. Rotation
      8. Revolution
      9. Solar Eclipse
      10. Lunar Eclipse
      11. Tide
      12. Crater

    February 5 - Tuesday
    1. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here)
    2. Activity: What causes the Phases of the Moon
      1. You will be grouped up into groups of 4.
      2. Using an Expo marker and small white board
        • Make a diagram to answer, "What causes the phases of the moon?"
        • Be sure to include the position of the Earth and Sun and Moon for each phase.
        • Your group will explain your diagram to the class.
        • IT IS OK TO BE WRONG! 
    3. Activity: What causes the Seasons
      1. You will be grouped up into groups of 4.
      2. Using an Expo marker and small white board
        • Make a diagram to answer, "What is the reason for the Seasons?
        • Be sure to include the position of the Earth and Sun for each of the four seasons.
        • Your group will explain your diagram to the class.
        • IT IS OK TO BE WRONG! But, try your very best to show an accurate representation of "The Reason for the Seasons"
    4. Lecture: Sun, Earth, and Moon

    February 4 - Monday
    1. Moon Phases Log (look up missing days here)
    2. Finish reading: History of Astronomy
      • Read/Notes: History of Astronomy Ch22 pg 614-621 (30 minutes)
        • Take good notes on each of the science topic and the scientists, when they lived, and what we've learned from them.
    3. Finish and turn in: Moon Phase Lab
    4. Lecture: Sun, Earth and Moon
    5. Tomorrow: Activity - What causes the seasons?

    February 1 - Friday
    1. Moon Phases Log
    2. Hand back all papers
    3. Video: Secrets of the Sun (click to watch)
      • Answer the questions on the worksheet. (Skip #23,24,25)

    January 31 - Thursday
    1. Moon Phases Log
    2. Grade Roots Quiz
    3. Lab: Edible Water Bottles
      • If you have any 0 or missing grades you must work on missing work/zeros instead of doing the lab.

    January 30 - Wednesday
    1. Moon Phases Log
    2. Reminder: Roots Quiz Tomorrow
    3. Science Roots
      • Week 3  -

        astro- relating to a star (astronomy, astronaut, astrophysics) [Greek]

        helio- relating to the sun (heliocentric, perihelion, aphelion) [Greek]

        luna- moon (lunar, lunatic, circumlunar) [Greek]

        terra- Earth or land (terrestrial, mediterranean, terraces) [Latin]

        photo- light (photosensitive, photocell, photochromic) [Greek]

        • Put a heading on the Science Roots document
        • Three hole punch
        • 3 examples - look them up
        • Save these every week. You will need all of them at the end of the year.
        • Every Wednesday we will get new roots and have a quiz on last week's roots

    Activities:
    Quiz: Vocab
    Lab - Seasons, Eclipses, Tides 
    Why do they matter - Seasons, Eclipses, Tides
    Activity - How does the sun work?
    Test: Sun, Earth, Moon


    January 29 - Tuesday
    1. Moon Phases Log
    2. Reminder: Roots Quiz Tomorrow
    3. Read/Notes: History of Astronomy Ch22 pg 614-621 (30 minutes)
      • Take good notes on each of the scientists, when they lived, and what we've learned from them. 
    4. Finish Lab: Moon Phases

    January 28 - Monday
    1. Moon Phase Log
    2. Due: Visual Vocabulary
    3. Reminder: Roots Quiz on Wednesday
    4. Lab: Moon Phases
      • Work with your lab partner. Read all instructions carefully. Both partners need to turn in a lab write-up.

    January 25 - Friday
    1. I am home sick today so please be kind to the sub and work hard.
    2. Finish Visual Vocabulary (see January 22nd). This is due Monday, if you don't finish, it is homework.
    3. Finish Science Roots - Week 2 (see January 23). This is due Monday, if you don't finish, it is homework.
    4. If you've finished all of the work, please find something productive to do with your time.
    See you Monday (hopefully!)

    January 24 - Thursday
    1. Career Center Presentations - Auditorium
      1. Take your things with you.
      2. We will sit together - roll will be taken in the Auditorium
      3. Absolutely NO CELL PHONES or MUSIC
      4. Be courteous

    January 23 - Wednesday
    1. Quiz: Science Roots Week 1 words
      • (See January 16th for roots)
    2. Moon Phases Log
    3. Science Roots
      • Week 2  -

        mono- one (monochromatic, monocline,...) [Greek]

        di- two (dissect, dichotomy,...) [Greek]

        tri- three (triangular, triathlon,...) [Greek, Latin]

        tetra- four (tetrahedron, tetrapod,...) [Greek]

        penta- five (pentagon, pentapeptide,...) [Greek]

        • Put a heading on the Science Roots document
        • Three hole punch
        • 3 examples - look them up
        • Save these every week. You will need all of them at the end of the year.
        • Every Wednesday we will get new roots and have a quiz on last week's roots
    4. Visual Vocabulary
      • See January 22nd

    January 22 - Tuesday
    1. Moon Phases Log
    2. Visual Vocabulary - Sun, Earth, Moon Unit starts on Page 631.
        • Fold your paper into 6 equal parts (fold it Grilled Stuffed Burrito style, then Hot Dog style)
        • In each box, include the word, a definition in your own words and a drawing to describe the definition.
      1. Astronomy
      2. Geocentric
      3. Heliocentric
      4. Retrograde motion
      5. Ellipse
      6. Astronomical Unit (AU)
      7. Rotation
      8. Revolution
      9. Solar Eclipse
      10. Lunar Eclipse
      11. Tide
      12. Crater
    3. Study for Root Quiz tomorrow. (See January 16 - Wednesday)

    January 21 - Monday
    1. Shake, Fold, Dry = Change the World!
    2. NOVA Wonders What's the Universe Made Of?
    3. KWL
      • Fold your paper into three sections.
      • Label section 1 - K (Know) and write down three things you already Know about these topics when you hear them on the video.
      • Label section 2 - W (Want to know) and write down three things you Want to know more about.
      • Label section 3 - L (Learned) and write down three new things you Learned during the video.
    4. KWL Share-a-Thon
      1. Think Pair Share
    January 18 - Friday
    1. Batman - Say hello!
    2. Lab: Spaghetti Bridge - Scientific Method and Experimental Design
      • Whole group review of
        • Post Lab
        • Building a Graph
          • Heading, Axis, Labels, etc
        • Data
          • Finding the Average
          • Line of best fit
          • Extrapolating results from your data
    3. Introduction to Astronomy
      • NOVA Wonders What's the Universe Made Of?
      • KWL
        • Fold your paper into three sections.
        • Label section 1 - K (Know) and write down three things you already Know about these topics when you hear them on the video.
        • Label section 2 - W (Want to know) and write down three things you Want to know more about.
        • Label section 3 - L (Learned) and write down three new things you Learned during the video.

    January 17 - Thursday
    1. Batman - Say hello!
    2. Science Roots - Assignment from yesterday - finish before joining lab.
    3. Lab: Spaghetti Bridge - Scientific Method and Experimental Design
      • Work with your pod groups 
      • Cleanup - No spaghetti should be left on the floor. Clean up tabletops, floors, sinks, everything else!
        • Not clean? No labs!

    January 16 - Wednesday
    1. Batman - Say hello tomorrow.
    2. Science Roots
      • Week 1  -

        bio- life (biochemistry, biology,...) [Greek]

        geo- Earth (geology, geography,...) [Greek]

        chem- dealing with chemicals (chemistry, chemist,...) [Arabic, Greek]

        -ology - the study of (biology,geology,...) [Latin, Greek]

        -ologist - the person who studies a branch of science (biologist, zoologist,...) [Latin, Greek]

        • Put a heading on the Science Roots document
        • Three hole punch
        • 3 examples - look them up
        • Save these every week. You will need all of them at the end of the year.
        • Every Wednesday we will get new roots and have a quiz on last week's roots
    3. Lab: Spaghetti Bridge - Scientific Method and Experimental Design
      • Groups 
      • Cleanup - No spaghetti should be left on the floor. Clean up tabletops, floors, sinks, everything else!
        • Not clean? No labs!

    January 15 - Tuesday
    1. Welcome to Earth Science!
    2. Logistics:
      1. Seats
      2. "Batman"
      3. Open Disclosure
      4. 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
    3. Lab: Spaghetti Bridge - Scientific Method and Experimental Design
      • Groups 
      • Cleanup - No spaghetti should be left on the floor. Clean up tabletops, floors, sinks, everything else!
        • Not clean? No labs!


    ~Final Reviews are now available~
    ~Finals: January 10,11 2019~

    I will be gone during Finals Week. I will be in Las Vegas presenting at the Consumer Electronics Show. If you are interested, you can catch the presentations live and see what is new in the world of electronics athttps://www.BealsScience.com/InvisibleLabs

    Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11
    1. Final Test
      • Rules:
        • No Cell Phones or other electronic devices for the ENTIRE CLASS PERIOD.
          • Cell phone = Zero on Final and trip to the Principal
        • Spread out - only one person per table.
        • Absolutely no leaving the room during finals - no exceptions.
        • No Talking until everybody is done with the final.
        • Do not write on the test - only the bubble sheet.
        • When you finish the final, turn it in at the front - be sure you have your name and class period on the final.
          • Find something else to work on, read a book, or read a National Geographic.

    Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9
    1. Final Review Assignment
      • This assignment will be turned in on the day you take the Final Test. It is meant to help you study for the final.
      • Final test is worth 15% of your grade

    Monday, January 7
    1. Hand back all graded work. 
    2. Finish Notes Packet: Volcanoes and Earth's Interior
      • Use your Earth Science book to fill in the blanks. This material will be on the Final Test at the end of this week.
      • Turn in notes packets tomorrow. 

    Friday, January 4
    1. Late/Missing work is due by 3:30pm today or it remains a 0 forever.
    2. Next week - the rules
      • Be kind to the sub
      • Be kind to each other
      • Use your time to work and study - next week is not a week to visit and play in class.
      • Absolutely no phones and/or music next week.
      • Usage of phones during the Final is an automatic 0, no questions asked.
    3. Bronc Towers - Engineering Design Challenge!
      • Clean up: Wipe work station with a wet paper towel, then dry thoroughly.
      • Clean the floor with a broom and dust pan. If there are any marshmallows squished - clean them up!

    Thursday, January 3

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019!
    1. Happy New Year!
    2. This week
      • Earthquakes and Earth's Interior Lecture and Bronc Towers Lab (must be caught up on work to join)
      • All late/missing work is due this Friday by 3:00pm. After that it is a 0 forever.
    3. Next week
      • I will be out of town - reminder of the rules
      • Earthquakes and Earth's Interior finish.
        • Review for the final - this will be done individually and it will be quiet in here Tues and Wed.
        • Period 1,2,3 finals on Thursday. Period 3,4,5 finals on Friday.
        • Final is 15% of your overall grade!
      • Remember - if your grade is not above a 60% you will be retaking Earth Science.

    Friday, December 21
    1. Happy Winter Solstice!
    2. Grade Assignment: Ch5 Weathering and Erosion Assessment
      • Complete all the following questions. You may use your book to help you answer the questions.
        • pg 153 #1-10, 11,17,19,20,21,25,30; pg 155 All.
    3. Seismograph
    4. Lecture: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior

    Thursday, December 20
    1. Assignment: Ch5 Weathering and Erosion Assessment
      • Complete all the following questions. You may use your book to help you answer the questions.
        • pg 153 #1-10, 11,17,19,20,21,25,30; pg 155 All.
      • Due today. Will grade tomorrow in class.
    2. Making North America: Life
      • KWL - Make three columns on a piece of paper.
        • Know (column 1) - Write three things you already know
        • Want to know (column 2) - Write three things you want to know more about
        • Learned (column 3) - Write three things you learned
      • Turn in KWL

    Wednesday, December 19
    1. Presentations: Weathering - Rocky Shores Beach Resort - Engineering Design
        • All members must participate/speak.
        • Remember your group is trying to convince the developers to hire you and use your plan. Explain your plan and why you think it will work the best. Use science and information you learned during the lab to support your claims.
    2. Turn in lab: Weathering - Rocky Shores Beach Resort - Engineering Design
    3. Assignment: Ch5 Weathering and Erosion Assessment
      • Complete all the following questions. You may use your book to help you answer the questions.
        • pg 153 #1-10, 11,17,19,20,21,25,30; pg 155 All.
    4. Making North America: Life
      • KWL - Make three columns on a piece of paper.
        • Know (column 1) - Write three things you already know
        • Want to know (column 2) - Write three things you want to know more about
        • Learned (column 3) - Write three things you learned

    Tuesday, December 18
    1. Post-Lab: Weathering - Rocky Shores Beach Resort - Engineering Design
      • Finish the post lab questions and the conclusion
      • Presentations tomorrow.
        • All members must participate/speak.
        • Remember your group is trying to convince the developers to hire you and use your plan. Explain your plan and why you think it will work the best. Use science and information you learned during the lab to support your claims.
    2. Assignment: Ch5 Weathering and Erosion Assessment
      • Complete all the following questions. You may use your book to help you answer the questions.
        • pg 153 #1-10, 11,17,19,20,21,25,30; pg 155 All.

    Monday, December 17
    1. Vocabulary Quiz - Weathering and Erosion
    2. Weathering of Egg Shells?
      • What are egg shells made of?
      • What is vinegar made of?
      • How do they react?
      • What processes does this model on Earth?
    3. Lab - Group presentations Wednesday!
      • Basically you will share your conclusion.
    4. Making North America: Life
      • KWL - Make three columns on a piece of paper.
        • Know (column 1) - Write three things you already know
        • Want to know (column 2) - Write three things you want to know more about
        • Learned (column 3) - Write three things you learned

    Monday, December 17
    1. Vocabulary quiz - Weathering and Erosion - Study the Quizlet (15 minutes)
      • See December 10th for words
    2. Weathering of Egg Shells?
    3. Seismograph?
    4. Making North America: Life

    Friday, December 14
    1. Vocabulary quiz Monday - Weathering and Erosion - Study the Quizlet (15 minutes)
      • See December 10th for words
    2. Lab: Weathering - Rocky Shores Beach Resort - Engineering Design
      • Complete all your missing work? Start at the beginning of the lab. Do not join a group that started yesterday as they are already done with much of the lab.
      • Work in small groups, no more than 4 in each group. This lab will take two days, do not change groups. Everyone has their own lab write-up and everyone participates.
      • Need supplies? Please ask Mr. Beals to find them.
      • Have fun!
    3. Weathering of Egg Shells
    4. Seismograph?

    Thursday, December 13
    1. Vocab quiz tomorrow - Weathering and Erosion - Study the Quizlet
    2. Grade Tests
    3. Lab: Weathering - Rocky Shores Beach Resort - Engineering Design
      • Work in small groups, no more than 4 in each group. This lab will take two days, do not change groups. Everyone has their own lab write-up and everyone participates.
      • Need supplies? Please ask Mr. Beals to find them.
      • Have fun!
    4. Missing work? Zeros? You will not be joining the lab. Instead you will be working on missing/late work.
      • Open PowerSchool or look at your grade report from yesterday.
      • The assignment name usually has the date where you can find the assignment.
      • Completed assignments go in the Earth Science Late Work bin. Put an emergency pass on assignments to earn full credit.

    Wednesday, December 12
    1. Rock Cycle - Re-Test Today
    2. Grade reports
      • Missing work? Zeros? You won't be able to join us for the lab tomorrow unless you complete them and bring them in tomorrow.
    3. Science Laser Light Show!
    4. Grade Tests

    Tuesday, December 11
    1. DUE: Visual Vocab - Weathering and Erosion
    2. Test Remediation
      • Remediation means to re-learn and re-try with more effort than the first attempt.
      • Score below a 80% on the Rock Cycle Test? Re-learn and re-test
      • Score 80% or above on the Rock Cycle Test? Lab - See Mr. Beals

    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

    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