Our annual STEM Fair (Grades 5  8) is scheduled for Thursday, February 6th. Our fair is scheduled earlier than normal so that student project winners can represent our school at the DRVC STEM Fair on April 4th. Our fair is directly aligned to the requirements of the diocesan fair.
We encourage students to follow the planning guide established to stay on track. Students are encouraged to seek input from Mr. Ishmail when they have questions.
A copy of the student packet was provided in school and can be accessed below in the Science Document Folder.
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Week of 3/17/2020 3/20/2020.
Tuesday 3/17. Topic. Volcanoes that form at Convergent Boundaries.
Refer to page 233.
Your task: 1. Read page 233, then answer question 13.
2. Use the internet to find the names of any two tectonic plates that are converging and two plates that are diverging.
Wednesday 3/18. Topic . Hot Spots. Refer to page 234 of your workbook.
Your task : 1. Read and annotate page 234, then answer question 14.
2. Use the internet to research the locations of at least four (4) Hot Spots around the world.
3. Draw, label and color a diagram of a Hot Spot.
Thursday 3/19. Topic. Living near a Volcano. Refer to page 235.
Your task: 1. Read page 35, then watch this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JxehyAXek on your computer.
2. Would you like to live near a dormant volcano? Why/Why not? Write a paragraph giving the reasons for your choice.
Friday 3/20. Topic. Visual Summary and Lesson Review. Pages 236237.
Your task: 1. Answer questions 1822. and questions 1  10 ( page 237) from the Lesson Review.

Week of 3/23/2020 3/27/2020.
Monday 3/23. Topic. Earthquakes. Pages 238247.
Your task: 1. Read and annotate pages 238241, then answer questions 17.
Tuesday 3/24. Topic. Where do earthquakes happen?
Your task : 1. Read pages 242243. then watch this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROVuhDENYh0
2. Where do earthquakes happen?
3.How do eartquakes support the theory of plate tectonics?
Wednesday 3/25. Topic. What are some effects of earthquakes?
Your task: 1. Read page 244, then answer question 12 .
2. What information would you include on a poster that tells people how to protect themselves during an earthquake?
Thursday 3/26. Topic. " Why it Matters" Killer Quake.
Your task. 1. Read page 245, then answer questions 13,14 and 15 on Google Docs.
2. Answer the questions asked for the Visual Summary (page 246) #1620. (Google Docs)
3. Answer questions 110 of the Lesson Review (page 247).
SUBMIT ALL YOUR ANSWERS FOR TODAY'S WORK ON GOOGLE DOCS.
Friday 3/27. Topic. What happens during an Earthquake?
Your task. 1. Watch this video from the National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r_nFT2mVg
2. Read pages 254255, then answer questions 6 and 7 IN YOUR WORKBOOK.
3. Underline the definitions for these vocabulary terms in your workbook: focus, epicenter, seismic waves, seismogram, magnitude and intensity.

Week of 3/17/2020 3/20/2020.
Tuesday 3/17.We will continue our study of microorganisms this week. Recall we studied the characteristics of BACTERIA. Today we will learn about how bacteria (a) reproduce and (b) exchange DNA. Refer to pages 84and 85 of your workbook.
Your task: 1. Read and annotate both pages, then answer questions 13 and 14.
Written work
2. Describe in your own words what happens during binary fission.
3.Describe in your own words what happens during conjugation.
4. List the characteristics of bacteria.
Wednesday 3/18. Topic. How do viruses replicate? Refer to pages 8889.
Your task. 1. Read pages 8889, then watch this short video
Viruses and the Lytic Cycle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6albOQr1Q
3. Draw a diagram of the lytic cycle.
Thursday 3/19. Topic. What are the characteristics of VIRUSES? Refer to pages 8687 of your workbook.
Your task: 1. Watch this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FqlTslU22s ( Viruses by Amoeba Sisters)
2. Read pages 8687, then answer 15, 16,17 and 18.
Friday 3/20 . Topic. Visual Summary and Lesson Review. Pages 9091.
Your task . 1. Answer questions 2325 of the Visual Summary, page 90.
2. Answer questions 19 of the Lesson Review.
Monday 3/23. Topic . Protists and Fungi " What are the characteristics of Protists?"
Your task . 1. Read and annotate pages 9495 of your workbook, then answer questions 5,6 and 7 IN THE WORKBOOK.
2. Vocabulary. Refer to page 93, Vocabulary Terms. Write and submit definitions for the 8 words listed on page 93.
3. Draw, color and label Either the PARAMECIUM or the EUGLENA shown on pages 9495. KEEP THIS DRAWING IN YOUR BINDER.
Tuesday 3/24. Topic. How can Protists reproduce?
Your task: 1. Read and annotate pages 9697.
2. Watch these two videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK7Ckmxxqds&t=262s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Qz9oc4DsA
3. Answer question 10 IN YOUR WORKBOOK.
Wednesday 3/25. Topic. What are different kinds of protists?
Your task: 1. Read and annotate pages 9899, then answer questions on Google docs.
Question 13 from your text.
1. How are phytoplankton similar to plants?
2. How are phytoplankton different from plants?
3. Why is algae important to the survival of other organisms?
Thursday 3/26. Topic. What are some characteristics of Fungi?
Your task: 1. Read pages 100103, then answer #14 on a loose leaf , keep this drawing in your binder.
Answer the following questions on Google Docs. # 15, 16,18 and
(a) What is the function of the mycelium?
(b) What are two ways that fungi can reproduce asexually?
(c) A homeowner discovers a poisonous type of mushroom growing in many places in her yard. She gets rid of all the caps and stems she can see by polling them up like weeds. Will this permanently rid her yard of the mushrooms? Why? Why not?
(d)Describe how the world would be different withour fungi.
Friday 3/27. Topic Review of Protists and Fungi.
Now that you have completed Lesson 2 ( Protists and Fungi), you have enough information to answer correctly the questions on page 93.
Your task. 1. Answer questions 1,2 and 3 on page 93 in YOUR WORKBOOK.
2. Submit on Google Docs the answers to #1923 of the VISUAL SUMMARY on page 104.
3. Submit on Google Docs the answers to #111 of the LESSON REVIEW on page 105.

Week of 3/17/2020 3/20/2020.
Tuesday 3/17. We will start with Chapter 6 in your review book " Insolation and the Seasons". You will be required to complete the lab.exercise that will be distributed on Monday 3/16/2020.
Your task for Tuesday 3/17.
1. Read pages 100104, then answer questions 110 on pages 104105.
Wednesday 3/18. Read the section on Variation of Insolation, pages105109, then answer questions 1131 (pages 110111).
Thursday 3/19. Complete the "Insolation Lab" .
Friday 3/20. Read the section on "Seasons", pages 116118. Answer questions 3948,(page 119).
Assignment for this week. Answer the "Practice questions for the New York Regents Exam" Questions 129 ( pages120123).

Week of 3/23/2020  3/27/2020. We begin the unit on Astronomy.
Topic 3. " Earth in the Universe"
Monday 3/23. Your task. 1. Read pages 3744, then answer the questions on page 40,#16, and pages 4445 #723.
Tuesday 3/24. Complete the lab. " Luminosity of Stars" ( Using the HertzsprungRussell Diagram) .Refer to the packet sent home.
Wednesday 3/25. Topic . The Solar System
Your task: 1. Read pages 45 50, then answer questions 2429 (pg 47) and questions 3050 (pg 5152).
Thursday 3/26. Complete the second lab for this week, " Constructing an Ellipse"
Your task: 1. Obtain the materials necessary for this lab.( Here is the link to another resource you can use. https://hmxearthscience.com/Warehouse/astronomy/documents/Ellipse%202%20LAB.pdf
2. Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHqVD9J0aho
3. Draw the ellipse and do the calculations
4. Answer the questions based on this lab.
5. Keep all these lab exercises as a record. I will collect them whenyou return to school.
Friday 3/27. Topic. Eccentricity. Refer to the new workbook the principal gave you, " Earth Science Reference Tables Workbook".
Your task: 1. Read pages 1819, then answer the questions on pages 1923.
#121
Your assignment for this week is to start you review in preparation for the Earth Science Regents by doing the first Exam review in the text given to you last Thursday.( PHYSICAL SETTING EARTH SCIENCE .REGENTS REVIEW PRACTICE TESTS JUNE 2016).
