The week of January 21st, 2019

-Students have an upcoming unit test on all that we have covered in chapter 1. (

-Students are reminded that their identifying substances and mixtures lab is due (

-Here are the links for the two videos we watched in class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C33WdI64FiY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuE1LePDZ4Y

The week of Monday, January 14th, 2019

-We will discuss the BIG lab of the unit. This lab report will be weighted as equivalent to a test or a project.

-Students will complete the actual lab.

-Students will be given time in class to work on their write - up and to ask questions in class.

-Students will perform a small activity that explores the differences between pure substances and mixtures.

-Together, we will explore the difference between homogenous and heterogeneous mixtures. We will also discuss a lab that students will be performing next week.

-Students have an upcoming unit test on all that we have covered in chapter 1. (7-05 - Fri., Jan. 25th, 7-06 - Fri., Feb. 1st, 7-07 - Thurs., Jan. 31st, 7-08 - Fri., Jan. 25th) Students can begin studying by looking over the following.

-Here are the links for the two videos we watched in class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C33WdI64FiY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuE1LePDZ4Y

The week of Monday, January 7th, 2019

-We will perform another small experiment to create Oobleck.

-We will discuss the BIG lab of the unit. This lab report will be weighted as equivalent to a test or a project.

-Students will complete the actual lab.

-Students will be given time in class to work on their write - up and to ask questions in class.

The week of Monday, December 17th, 2018

-We will begin our second unit "Pure substances and mixtures". We will start by examining the particle theory and its 5 postulates.

-We will perform a small experiment in order to understand how we can use the Particle Theory of Matter to explain different concepts.

-Together, we will further examine the properties of solids, liquids and gases.

The week of Monday, December 10th, 2018

-We will be watching "The Lorax" to help solidify the importance of saving our environment.

-We will begin our second unit "Pure substances and mixtures". We will start by examining the particle theory and its 5 postulates.

-We will perform a small experiment in order to understand how we can use the Particle Theory of Matter to explain different concepts.

The week of Monday, December 3rd, 2018

-We will be watching "The Lorax" to help solidify the importance of saving our environment.

-We will begin our second unit "Pure substances and mixtures". We will start by examining the particle theory and its 5 postulates.

The week of Monday, November 26th, 2018

-Students will continue working in groups to dissect owl pellets. Most of the bones have been found and students will now be trying to build skeletons of the owl's prey and calculate the biomass of what they eat.

The week of Monday, November 19th, 2018

-They will be working on a textbook review in class. Students should study the following.

-Students will have a science quiz on chapter 5 on next week Tues., Nov. 20th (7-05), Wed., Nov. 21st (7-07), Thurs., Nov. 22nd (7-06, 7-08).

-Students will work on a reflection about their Biobottle. They will have two periods to work on this and it will be submitted for evaluation along with their observation chart and the Biobottle information page they were given at the beginning of the year.

-Students will continue working in groups to dissect owl pellets. Most of the bones have been found and students will now be trying to build skeletons of the owl's prey and calculate the biomass of what they eat.

The week of Monday, November 12th, 2018

-Students will work on a reflection about their Biobottle. They will have two periods to work on this and it will be submitted for evaluation along with their observation chart and the Biobottle information page they were given at the beginning of the year.

-Students will continue using a program on the Chromebooks to help them understand how changes affect ecosystems.

-Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the life cycle, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

-We will have a "wrap up" lesson where we will correct all remaining questions/work and finish all concepts for chapter 5.

-They will be working on a textbook review in class. Students should study the following.

-Students will have a science quiz on chapter 5 on next week Tues., Nov. 20th (7-05), Wed., Nov. 21st (7-07), Thurs., Nov. 22nd (7-06, 7-08).

The week of Monday, November 5th, 2018

-Students will continue using a program on the Chromebooks to help them understand how changes affect ecosystems.

-Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the cycle of life, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

-Students will work on a reflection about their Biobottle. They will have two periods to work on this and it will be submitted for evaluation along with their observation chart and the Biobottle information page they were given at the beginning of the year.

-They will be working on a textbook review in class. Students should study the following.

-Students will have a science quiz on chapter 5 during the week of Monday, November 19th.

The week of Monday, October 29th, 2018

-Students will work on an assignment individually regarding what they learned at Baxter. This will be submitted for evaluation.

-Students will participate in a game where we will look at all of the possible connections in one ecosystem. They will answer questions to demonstrate their understanding.

-Students will work with Gizmos, a computer program, to help them understand how changes affect ecosystems.

Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the life cycle, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

The week of Monday, October 22nd, 2018

-Students will look at food chains and food webs. They will try to figure out a food web based on information given (challenge activity).

-Students will participate in a game where we will look at all of the possible connections in one ecosystem. They will answer questions to demonstrate their understanding.

-Students participated in the Baxter excursion.

-Students will work on an assignment individually regarding what they learned at Baxter. This will be submitted for evaluation.

-Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the cycle of life, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

The week of Monday, October 15th, 2018

-They will begin the new chapter, Interactions within Ecosystems. We will look at the roles of various organisms in an ecosystem as well as photosynthesis. We will play a game involving the various roles in an ecosystem.

-Students will look at food chains and food webs. They will try to figure out a food web based on information given (challenge activity).

-PLEASE BRING IN BAXTER PERMISSION FORMS AND PAY FOR THE EXCURSION VIA CHECK OR ONLINE.

The week of Monday, October 8th, 2018

-Students can begin working on the textbook review.

-I have attached a list of what students should study for their upcoming test.

-Their unit test will be next week, please check the calendar for specific dates.

-PLEASE BRING IN BAXTER PERMISSION FORMS AND PAY FOR THE EXCURSION VIA CHECK OR ONLINE.

The week of Monday, October 1st, 2018

-They will work on identifying different types of relationships: predation, competition, and symbiotic relationships.

-Students will also explore the necessities of all living things.

-As a concluding section of this unit, we will look at the impact that humans have on the environment.

-Students can begin working on the textbook review.

-I have attached a list of what students should study for their upcoming test.

-Their unit test will be next week, please check the calendar for specific dates.

The week of Monday, September 24th, 2018

-Student fees are due ASAP. $45 if only one student at school; $90 if two children at school; $110 per family (3 or more students at school)

-Together we discussed biotic and abiotic factors as well as identified species, populations and communities.

-They will work on identifying different types of relationships: predation, competition, and symbiotic relationships.

-Students will also explore the necessities of all living things.

-As a concluding section of this unit, we will look at the impact that humans have on the environment.

-Students will have their unit test on information in chapter 4 next week or just after Thanksgiving.

-I have attached a list of what students should study for their upcoming test.

The week of Monday, September 17th, 2018

-Student fees are due ASAP. $45 if only one student at school; $90 if two children at school; $110 per family (3 or more students at school)

-As a class we will be discussing the connection between: sun, soil, animals, plants, water and air. Students will complete an activity where they search for all possible links; they will present their findings to the class.

-In groups, students will begin creating their Biobottle. Students are working in groups and are responsible for all their own materials, nothing is provided by the school.

-We will begin talking about ecosystems and the necessities of life.

-Together we discussed biotic and abiotic factors as well as identified species, populations and communities.

The week of Monday, September 10th, 2018

-Student fees are due by September 11th. $45 if only one student at school; $90 if two children at school; $110 per family (3 or more students at school)

-Students are completing their safety in the lab posters.

-Together we will discuss their upcoming project, the Biobottle, where they will create their own terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Students are working in groups and are responsible for all their own materials, nothing is provided by the school. We will be constructing the Biobottles, one per group, next week, Monday, September 17th.

-As a class we will be discussing the connection between: sun, soil, animals, plants, water and air. Students will complete an activity where they search for all possible links; they will present their findings to the class.

The week of Monday, September 3rd, 2018

-Welcome to St. FX!

-I will be updating my website on a weekly basis and will use it to keep you informed about homework, projects, and upcoming tests.

-Please find the attached course outline. Please take the time to read through it; I am available to answer any questions that you may have.

-For homework, please sign and have your parents/guardians sign the slip of paper given to you at the end of the period today. That needs to be returned no later than Friday, September 7th.

-Students have an upcoming unit test on all that we have covered in chapter 1. (

**7-05**- Fri., Jan. 25th,**7-06**- Fri., Feb. 1st,**7-07**- Thurs., Jan. 31st,**7-08**- Fri., Jan. 25th) Students can begin studying by looking over the following.-Students are reminded that their identifying substances and mixtures lab is due (

**7-05**- Fri., Jan. 25th,**7-06**- Fri., Feb. 1st,**7-07**- Thurs., Jan. 31st,**7-08**- Fri., Jan. 25th)-Here are the links for the two videos we watched in class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C33WdI64FiY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuE1LePDZ4Y

The week of Monday, January 14th, 2019

-We will discuss the BIG lab of the unit. This lab report will be weighted as equivalent to a test or a project.

-Students will complete the actual lab.

-Students will be given time in class to work on their write - up and to ask questions in class.

-Students will perform a small activity that explores the differences between pure substances and mixtures.

-Together, we will explore the difference between homogenous and heterogeneous mixtures. We will also discuss a lab that students will be performing next week.

-Students have an upcoming unit test on all that we have covered in chapter 1. (7-05 - Fri., Jan. 25th, 7-06 - Fri., Feb. 1st, 7-07 - Thurs., Jan. 31st, 7-08 - Fri., Jan. 25th) Students can begin studying by looking over the following.

-Here are the links for the two videos we watched in class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C33WdI64FiY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuE1LePDZ4Y

The week of Monday, January 7th, 2019

-We will perform another small experiment to create Oobleck.

-We will discuss the BIG lab of the unit. This lab report will be weighted as equivalent to a test or a project.

-Students will complete the actual lab.

-Students will be given time in class to work on their write - up and to ask questions in class.

The week of Monday, December 17th, 2018

-We will begin our second unit "Pure substances and mixtures". We will start by examining the particle theory and its 5 postulates.

-We will perform a small experiment in order to understand how we can use the Particle Theory of Matter to explain different concepts.

-Together, we will further examine the properties of solids, liquids and gases.

The week of Monday, December 10th, 2018

-We will be watching "The Lorax" to help solidify the importance of saving our environment.

-We will begin our second unit "Pure substances and mixtures". We will start by examining the particle theory and its 5 postulates.

-We will perform a small experiment in order to understand how we can use the Particle Theory of Matter to explain different concepts.

The week of Monday, December 3rd, 2018

-We will be watching "The Lorax" to help solidify the importance of saving our environment.

-We will begin our second unit "Pure substances and mixtures". We will start by examining the particle theory and its 5 postulates.

The week of Monday, November 26th, 2018

-Students will continue working in groups to dissect owl pellets. Most of the bones have been found and students will now be trying to build skeletons of the owl's prey and calculate the biomass of what they eat.

The week of Monday, November 19th, 2018

-They will be working on a textbook review in class. Students should study the following.

-Students will have a science quiz on chapter 5 on next week Tues., Nov. 20th (7-05), Wed., Nov. 21st (7-07), Thurs., Nov. 22nd (7-06, 7-08).

-Students will work on a reflection about their Biobottle. They will have two periods to work on this and it will be submitted for evaluation along with their observation chart and the Biobottle information page they were given at the beginning of the year.

-Students will continue working in groups to dissect owl pellets. Most of the bones have been found and students will now be trying to build skeletons of the owl's prey and calculate the biomass of what they eat.

The week of Monday, November 12th, 2018

-Students will work on a reflection about their Biobottle. They will have two periods to work on this and it will be submitted for evaluation along with their observation chart and the Biobottle information page they were given at the beginning of the year.

-Students will continue using a program on the Chromebooks to help them understand how changes affect ecosystems.

-Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the life cycle, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

-We will have a "wrap up" lesson where we will correct all remaining questions/work and finish all concepts for chapter 5.

-They will be working on a textbook review in class. Students should study the following.

-Students will have a science quiz on chapter 5 on next week Tues., Nov. 20th (7-05), Wed., Nov. 21st (7-07), Thurs., Nov. 22nd (7-06, 7-08).

The week of Monday, November 5th, 2018

-Students will continue using a program on the Chromebooks to help them understand how changes affect ecosystems.

-Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the cycle of life, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

-Students will work on a reflection about their Biobottle. They will have two periods to work on this and it will be submitted for evaluation along with their observation chart and the Biobottle information page they were given at the beginning of the year.

-They will be working on a textbook review in class. Students should study the following.

-Students will have a science quiz on chapter 5 during the week of Monday, November 19th.

The week of Monday, October 29th, 2018

-Students will work on an assignment individually regarding what they learned at Baxter. This will be submitted for evaluation.

-Students will participate in a game where we will look at all of the possible connections in one ecosystem. They will answer questions to demonstrate their understanding.

-Students will work with Gizmos, a computer program, to help them understand how changes affect ecosystems.

Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the life cycle, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

The week of Monday, October 22nd, 2018

-Students will look at food chains and food webs. They will try to figure out a food web based on information given (challenge activity).

-Students will participate in a game where we will look at all of the possible connections in one ecosystem. They will answer questions to demonstrate their understanding.

-Students participated in the Baxter excursion.

**(Tuesday - 7-07; Wednesday - 7-06; Thursday - 7-08; Friday - 7-05) Dress for the weather, we are going rain or shine!**-Students will work on an assignment individually regarding what they learned at Baxter. This will be submitted for evaluation.

-Together we will begin looking at 3 very important cycles of matter: the cycle of life, the carbon cycle and the water cycle. They will have a handout to complete with respect to the three cycles.

The week of Monday, October 15th, 2018

-They will begin the new chapter, Interactions within Ecosystems. We will look at the roles of various organisms in an ecosystem as well as photosynthesis. We will play a game involving the various roles in an ecosystem.

-Students will look at food chains and food webs. They will try to figure out a food web based on information given (challenge activity).

-PLEASE BRING IN BAXTER PERMISSION FORMS AND PAY FOR THE EXCURSION VIA CHECK OR ONLINE.

The week of Monday, October 8th, 2018

-Students can begin working on the textbook review.

-I have attached a list of what students should study for their upcoming test.

-Their unit test will be next week, please check the calendar for specific dates.

-PLEASE BRING IN BAXTER PERMISSION FORMS AND PAY FOR THE EXCURSION VIA CHECK OR ONLINE.

The week of Monday, October 1st, 2018

-They will work on identifying different types of relationships: predation, competition, and symbiotic relationships.

-Students will also explore the necessities of all living things.

-As a concluding section of this unit, we will look at the impact that humans have on the environment.

-Students can begin working on the textbook review.

-I have attached a list of what students should study for their upcoming test.

-Their unit test will be next week, please check the calendar for specific dates.

The week of Monday, September 24th, 2018

-Student fees are due ASAP. $45 if only one student at school; $90 if two children at school; $110 per family (3 or more students at school)

-Together we discussed biotic and abiotic factors as well as identified species, populations and communities.

-They will work on identifying different types of relationships: predation, competition, and symbiotic relationships.

-Students will also explore the necessities of all living things.

-As a concluding section of this unit, we will look at the impact that humans have on the environment.

-Students will have their unit test on information in chapter 4 next week or just after Thanksgiving.

-I have attached a list of what students should study for their upcoming test.

The week of Monday, September 17th, 2018

-Student fees are due ASAP. $45 if only one student at school; $90 if two children at school; $110 per family (3 or more students at school)

-As a class we will be discussing the connection between: sun, soil, animals, plants, water and air. Students will complete an activity where they search for all possible links; they will present their findings to the class.

-In groups, students will begin creating their Biobottle. Students are working in groups and are responsible for all their own materials, nothing is provided by the school.

-We will begin talking about ecosystems and the necessities of life.

-Together we discussed biotic and abiotic factors as well as identified species, populations and communities.

The week of Monday, September 10th, 2018

-Student fees are due by September 11th. $45 if only one student at school; $90 if two children at school; $110 per family (3 or more students at school)

-Students are completing their safety in the lab posters.

-Together we will discuss their upcoming project, the Biobottle, where they will create their own terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Students are working in groups and are responsible for all their own materials, nothing is provided by the school. We will be constructing the Biobottles, one per group, next week, Monday, September 17th.

-As a class we will be discussing the connection between: sun, soil, animals, plants, water and air. Students will complete an activity where they search for all possible links; they will present their findings to the class.

The week of Monday, September 3rd, 2018

-Welcome to St. FX!

-I will be updating my website on a weekly basis and will use it to keep you informed about homework, projects, and upcoming tests.

-Please find the attached course outline. Please take the time to read through it; I am available to answer any questions that you may have.

-For homework, please sign and have your parents/guardians sign the slip of paper given to you at the end of the period today. That needs to be returned no later than Friday, September 7th.