Welcome to Mrs. Kuhnell's Eighth Grade Science Class

  • Monday May 23

    Tuesday May 24

    Wednesday May 25-

    Half Day!!!

    School's Out For Summer!!

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  • Awards Day Wednesday!

    M-5/16 Wetland Metaphors activity

    W 5/18- Wetland Habitat Flow Chart

    FRIDAY-8th Grade Day!!!

    8th Grade Day Friday!!

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  • M-5/9 "Marsh To Marina"

    W-5/11 "What Is An Estuary"?

    F-5/13 All assignments must be completed and turned in.

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  • TESTING WEEK II

    Daily-Testing.  After Testing there will be review activities and preparing for the next day!

    Remember to Eat good food and Drink water and juices!!

    SLEEP. Go to SLEEP every night before the next day begins!!!!!

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  • Monday, April 25-29

    Welcome Back! Hopefully you are rested and ready to get the Testing done!!!

    Daily-Testing.  After Testing there will be review activities and preparing for the next day!

    Remember to Eat good food and Drink water and juices!!

    SLEEP. Go to SLEEP every night before the next day begins!!!!!

     

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  • Spring Break Is Coming!!

    Mon-4/11Through Thur-4/14

    Review Notes-Fossil Record,Relative Age Dating,Evolution

    Gizmo-Evolution

    Friday-4/12

    Have a WONDERFUL Spring Break and Easter Holiday!!

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  • Parents:  Please ask to see your student's Unit Booklet---Ask questions about the lessons! They have the booklet in their backpack.  

    M-3/28 Complete Natural Selection Station Activity

    T-3/29 2.1 Reproduction and Traits

    W-3/30 2.1 Continue

    Th-3/31 Flextention 2.2

    F-4/1 2.3/2.4 "The Deadly Dare"

    **We have had plenty of class time to work on assignments.  If not completed in class, students will need to work at home to finish.

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  • We are heading to the final countdown!!  Last 9 weeks starts this week!

    Parents:  Please ask to see your student's Unit Booklet---Ask questions about the lessons! They have the booklet in their backpack.  

    3/21 M-1.5 Adaptive Traits

    3/22 T-Storm Day-No School

    3/23 W-1.5 Adaptive Traits

    3/24 Th-Gizmo-Natural Selection

    3/25 F-1.6 Explaining Changes in Trait Distribution

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    M-2/21 3.3 "Temperature Change and Equilibrium"

    T-2/22 "TWOsDay" 3.4 "Recommending A Heating System"

    W-2/23 4.1 "Pasteurizing Water In An Emergency"

    Th-2/24 4.2 "Discussing The POW System"

    F-2/25 4.3 "Writing A Scientific Argument"

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    Mon 2/14 Class Assignment

    Tue 2/15 3.1 Thermal Energy is NOT Temperature

    Wed 2/16 3.2 Thermal Energy & Temperature Change

    Thur 2/17 3.3 Temperature Change & Equilibrium

    Friday 3.4 Recommendation of a Heating System

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    M-2/7 Designing Hot Packs & Cold Packs-Lab activity

    T-2/8 Complete Lab

    W-2/9 2.6 Critical Juncture Test

    Th-2/10-2.7 Revisiting Energy & Molecules "Energy In A Row" game

    F-2/11 Continue game

     

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    M-1/31-Review Lesson 1.2

    T-2/1-2.1 Visualizing Motion as Energy

    W-2/2-2.2 "How Air Conditioners Make Cities Hotter"

    Th-2/3-2.4 Analyzing Evidence and Evaluating Claims

    Fri-2/4-Continue

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  •  Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

     

    M-1/24 Vocabulary Test;Review for Unit Test

    T-1/25 Unit Test

    W-1/26 Thermal Energy Unit-1.2 Investigating Hot & Cold

    Th-1/27 Continue Lab

    F--1/28 1.3 Temperature & Motion

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  •  Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    M-MLK Holiday

    T-Annotate evidence of rocks on Venus

    W-Sort and prepare evidence in preparation of science seminar.

    Th-Science Seminar Presentation

    F-Write Scientific Argument 

    BRRRRRR Stay Warm!

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  •  Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

     

    Monday 1/10/22 3.3 Complete Plate Motion & Rock Transformation

    Tuesday 1/11/22 3.4 Preparing the Final Report

    Wednesday 1/12/22 4.1 Examining Evidence From Venus

    Thursday 1/13/22 4.2 More Evidence About Venus

    Friday 1/14/22 Continue

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  • Happy Happy New Year!!!!!

     Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    Monday-1/3/22-Teacher Inservice.  No students

    Tuesday-1/4/22- 3.1 "The Oldest Rock Formations On Earth"

    Wednesday-1/5/22-3.2 "Moving Rock Formations"

    Thursday-1/6/22-3.3 "Plate Motion And Rock Transformation"

    Friday-1/7/22- Continue.  Student Discussion.

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    12/13/21 Monday-Chapter 2.4 "Rock Transformation"

    12/14/21 Tuesday-Complete PPT "Rock Transformation"

    12/15/21 Wednesday-Chapter 2.5 "Critical Juncture" Mid point assessment

    12/16/21 Thursday-Chapter 2.6 "Investigating Hawaiian Rocks"

    12/17/21 Friday-Rock Activity

    Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

     

    Monday-12/5  1.5 Examining Evidence About Rocks pg 25-30

    Tuesday-12/6  2.1 Exploring How Magma & Sediment Form pg 31-37

    Wednesday-12/7  2.2 Devil's Tower pg 39-41

    Thursday-12/8  2.3 Energy's Role in Forming Rock pg 43-46

    Friday-12/9   2.4 Explaining How Energy Affects Rocks pg 47-53

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  • Welcome Back!  My Goal:  An Attitude of Gratitude

    Monday-11/29 Ch 1.1 Pretest; 1.2 Studying Rock Formations and Samples pg 5

    Tuesday-11/30 Continued--1.3 -Rock Sample Lab Actitivy

    Wednesday-DECEMBER 1- 1.4 Investigating How Rocks Are Formed pg 10

    Thursday-12/2- Rock Observations

    Friday- 12/3-Chapter 1.5 Written Assignment

    Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

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  • Enjoy your week!!

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    Monday 11/15 Test Review-Foldable-Key Concepts/Vocab

    Tuesday 11/16 Amplify End of Unit Test

    Wednesday 11/17 Key Concept/Vocab Test

    Thursday-11/18 Intro Unit 3 Rock Transformations 1.1 Pre Assessment

    Friday 11/19-MegaQuake Video.  

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK--NEXT WEEK

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    11/8 Monday-Chapter 4.2 pg 107 "Participating In a Science Seminar"

    11/9 Tuesday--Chapter 4.3 pg 112 "Writing A Scientific Arguement"

    11/10 Wednesday-Continue

    11/11 Thursday-VETERANS DAY

    11/12 Friday Class presentations/Discussion----

    End of Unit Assessment next week

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    Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    11/1 Monday- Chapter 3.3/3.4 Discuss Gonwandaland; Simulation

    11/2 Tuesday- Chapter 3.4 pg 91 "Writing About Mesosaurus"                                    

    11/3 Wednesday-Chapter 4.1 pg 99 "Science Seminar"

    11/4 Thursday-Wednesday-Chapter 4.2 pg 107 "Participating In A Science Seminar"

    11/5 Friday-Chaptaer 4.3 pg 112 "Writing A Scientific Arguement"

     

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  • Color Wars Friday-----8th Grade BLUE

    Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    10/25 Monday-"Burning Ring Of Fire"-Written activity

    10/26 Tuesday- Chapter 3.1  "Considering Rates of Plate Movement"pg 74

    10/27 Wednesday-Chapter 3.2 "A Continental Puzzle" pg 80

    10/28 Thursday-Chapter 3.3 "Reconstructing Gonwanaland" pg 85

    10/29 Friday-Chapter 3.4 "Writing About Mesosaurus" pg 91

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    Monday 10/18-Teacher Inservice-No school

    Tuesday 10/19-Chapter2.6 "Critical Juncture Assessment"

    Wednesday 10/20-Chapter 2.7 "Exploring Iceland's Plate Boundary"

    Thursday 10/21-Continue

    Friday 10/22-Chapter 3.1 "Considering Rates of Plate Movement"

    *Report Cards Go Home Friday*

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    We hope you have enjoyed your Loooooooooong Weekend!!

    10/12 Monday-Tuesday-HOLIDAYY

    10/13 Wednesday-Unit 2 Chapter2.4 "Modeling Plate-Mantle Interactions"

    10/14 Thursday- Unit 2 Chapter 2.5 "Identifying Plate Motion at a Plate Boundary"

    10/15 Friday--Unit 2 Chapter 2.6 "Critical Juncture Assessment"

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  • PARENTS If you and your student are interested, there will be a Career Fair on Oct 19.  A brochure was already sent home but I will attach the information to the students in Canvas.

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  • Daily: Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet. He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

     

    Monday 10/4 "Exploring Earth's Outer Layer" 1.3.2 and 1.3.3

    Tuesday 10/5 "Analyzing Patterns at Plate Boundaries" 1.4

    Wednesday 10/6 "Considering What's Underneath Earth's Plates" 2.1

    Thursday 10/7 "Listening to Earth" 2.2

    Friday 10/8 "Explaining Plate-Mantle Interactions" 2.3

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  • Daily:  Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet.  He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    Monday-9/27-Chapter 3.4 Writing and Argument About the Channel on Mars-GRADED ASSIGNMENT

    Tuesday-9/28-Unit Assessment GRADED

    Wednesday-9/29 Unit 2-Plate Motion: Lesson 1.1 Pretest

    Thursday-9/30 Lesson 1.2 Using Fossils To Understand Earth

    Friday-10/1 Lesson 1.3 Exploring Earth's Plates

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  • Hello!!  This week we will conclude Unit 1-Geology On Mars.  Parents, the dates are for a timeframe reference.  Students have been instructed to work where they have left off if they are absent.  Students will log into Canvas to work on assignments----along with their Unit Booklets.

    Daily:  Warm Up Question; Peer Discussion; Class Discussion; Written Explanations.--Ask to see your students' Science Unit Booklet.  He or she can explain what we are doing during class each day.

    9/20 Monday-Chapter 3.1 "Evaluating New Information from Mars"

    9/21 Tuesday-Chapter 3.2 "Evaluating Claims About the Channel on Mars"

    9/22 Wednesday-Chapter 3.3 "Reasoning About Evidence from Mars"

    9/23 Thursday---Half-Day (Sam Houston Homecoming) Periods 1, 2, 3, 8-Complete 3.3

    9/24 Friday-Chapter 3.4 "Writing an Argument About the Channel on Mars"-GRADED ASSIGNMENT

    **Monday, 9/ 27--Written Assessment for Unit 1.  GRADED ASSIGNMENT

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  • Hope everyone had a good weekend!!

    Hello !!  I hope you all are staying dry now that Nicholas has made his arrival.

    If you are working on assignments----just ignore the dates and work in order of the posted assignments.  Hope to see you soon!

    Students who are absent or quarantining may go to Canvas to get their assignments to keep up with the Class.  

     

    9/13 Mon-OFF

    9/14 Tue-OFF

    9/15 Wed-

    Chapter 2.2-Warm Up; 2nd Read of "Investigating Landforms on Venus"

    9/16 Thur-

    Observing the Flowing Water Model

    9/17 Fri-

    -Chapter 2.3 Testing Ideas, Flowing Lava Model

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  • 9/6-Labor Day Holiday

    9/7 Written assignment:  "Mars, The New Frontier"

    9/8 Vocabulary Quiz; Ch2.1.1 Introducing Active Reading:Warm-Up

    9/9 Ch2.1.2,3 Discussion; Student Annotation-article"Investigating Landforms On Venus"

    9/10 Ch2.1.4

    *Absentees have their Unit Booklets to work in.  

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