Welcome to Mrs.Qualls 8th Grade Science Class!!!

  • Steps to Amplify Science:

    1. Click Launchpad on CPSB webpage

    2. Login with username and password if asked.

    3. Select the orange Amplify button

    4. Select Louisiana Science

    5. Select the Natural Selection Engineering Internship Unit

    6. Select Chapter the student would like to review

    7. Select Lesson the student would like to review

    Note: Check the Digital Resources section for notes, articles, and flowcharts as well as the Digital Tools tab for models and simulations.

    New Email: hannah.qualls@cpsb.org

    4th Nine Weeks Grades

    1. Embryonic Development Activity
    2. Unit 7 - The Task
    3. The Full Course Lab
    4. The Final Proposal
    5. Unit 7 Test
  • Week of 4-15-24

    Monday 4/15: LEAP Review

    Tuesday 4/16: LEAP Review

    Wednesday 4/17: LEAP Testing Begins

    Thursday 4/18: LEAP Testing 

    Friday 4/19: LEAP Testing 

     

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  • Week of 4-8-24

    Monday 4/8: LEAP Review

    Tuesday 4/9: LEAP Review

    Wednesday 4/10: LEAP Review

    Thursday 4/11: LEAP Review

    Friday 4/12: LEAP Review

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  • Week of 4-1-24

    Monday 4/1: Spring Break

    Tuesday 4/2: Spring Break

    Wednesday 4/3: Spring Break

    Thursday 4/4: Spring Break

    Friday 4/5: Spring Break

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  • Week of 3-25-24

    Monday 3/25: LEAP Review

    Tuesday 3/26: LEAP Review 

    Wednesday 3/27: LEAP Review

    Thursday 3/28: LEAP Review

    Friday 3/29: LEAP Review 

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  • Week of 3-18-24

    Monday 3/18: Day 8, 9,10

    Tuesday 3/19: Review for Unit 7 Test

    Wednesday 3/20: Unit 7 Test

    Thursday 3/21: LEAP Review

    Friday 3/22: LEAP Review

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  • Week of 3-11-24

    Monday 3/11: Teacher Inservice - No School

    Tuesday 3/12: Day 4

    Wednesday 3/13: Day 5

    Thursday 3/14: Day 6

    Friday 3/15: 7

     

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  • Week of 3-4-24

    Monday 3/4: Embryonic Development Gizmo Activity

    Tuesday 3/5: Natural Selection Engineering Internship - Day 2

    Wednesday 3/6: Day 2 Lab

    Thursday 3/7: Day 2

    Friday 3/8: Day 3

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  • Week of 2-26-24

    Monday 2/26: Lesson 4.2 and 4.3

    Tuesday 2/27: Review for Unit Test

    Wednesday 2/28: Unit 5 Test

    Thursday 2/29: Natural Selection Engineering Internship - Day 1

    Friday 2/30: Natural Selection Engineering Internship - Day 2

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  • Week of 2-19-24

    Monday 2/19: Lesson 2.7 - Reviewing Ideas About How Species Change, Evolution Unit

    Tuesday 2/20: Chapter 3 - Identifying Related Species, Lesson 3.1 - Exploring Relatedness

    Wednesday 2/21: Lesson 3.2 - Determining Species Relatedness

    Thursday 2/22: Lesson 3.3 - Placing the Mystery Fossil

    Friday 2/23: Chapter 4 - Science Seminar, Lesson 4.1 - Investigating the Tometti Fossil

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  • Week of 2-12-24

    Monday 2/12: Mardi Gras Break

    Tuesday 2/13: Mardi Gras Break 

    Wednesday 2/14: Valentine's Day

    Thursday 2/15: Bill Nye Evolution Worksheet, Finish Rainfall and Bird Beaks Gizmo, and Evolution Wordsearch

    Friday 2/16: Flocabulary

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  • Week of 2-5-24

    Monday 2/5: Lesson 2.5

    Tuesday 2/6: Review for Mid-Unit Test on Edulastic

    Wednesday 2/7: Mid-Unit 5 Test on Amplify 

    Thursday 2/8: Evolution Webquest

    Friday 2/9: Evolution Gizmo

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  • Week of 1-29-24

    Monday 1/29: Chapter 2 - Investigating Body Structure Differences, Lesson 2.1 - How Body Structures Differ

    Tuesday 1/30: Lesson 2.2 - Where do Species Come From?

    Wednesady 1/31: Field Trip, Review for quiz Friday

    Thursday 2/1: Lesson 2.3 - Investigating Speciation

    Friday 2/2 Lesson 2.4 - How Differences Build Up Over Time

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  • Week of 1-22-24

    Monday 1/22: Unit 5 - Evolutionary History Lesson 1.2 - Welcome to the Natural History Museum

    Tuesday 1/23: Lesson 1.3 - "How You Are Like A Blue Whale"

    Wednesday 1/24: Out from weather

    Thursday 1/25: Lesson 1.4 - Interpreting Evolutionary Trees

    Friday 1/26: Lesson 1.5 - Finding Similarities with the Mystery Fossil

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  • Week of 1-15-24

    Monday 1/15: Out for MLK Day

    Tuesday 1/16: Out due to weather

    Wednesday 1/17: Out due to weather

    Thursday 1/18: Lesson 1.1: Pre-Unit Assessment on our new Evolutionary History Unit and 8th Grade Midpoint Test on Edulastic 

    Friday 1/19: Finish the Midpoint Test on Edulastic 

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  • Week of 1-8-24

    Monday 1/8: Lesson 3.3 - Wrapping up the Mystery

    Tuesday 1/9: Key Concepts Quiz

    Wednesday 1/10: Lesson 4.1 - Examining Evidence About Sticklebacks

    Thursday 1/11: Lesson 4.2 and 4.3 - Science Seminar and Scientific Argument

    Friday 1/12: Unit 4 Test

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  • Week of 1-1-24

    Monday 1/1: Out for Christmas Break

    Tuesday 1/2: Out for Christmas Break

    Wednesday 1/3: Teacher In-service

    Thursday 1/4: Students return from break. We will begin Chapter 3 - Mutation and Adaptive Traits and complete Lesson 3.1: Introduction to Mutations

    Friday 1/5: Lesson 3.2 - Mutations in the Population

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  • Week of 12-25-23

    Monday 12/25: Out for Christmas Break

    Tuesday 12/26: Out for Christmas Break

    Wenesday 12/27: Out for Christmas Break

    Thursday 12/28: Out for Christmas Break 

    Friday 12/29: Out for Christmas Break

     

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  • Week of 12-18-23

    Monday 12/18: Science-related Christmas Activities 

    Tuesday 12/19: Out for Christmas Break

    Wednesday 12/20: Out for Christmas Break

    Thursday 12/21: Out for Christmas Break

    Friday 12/22: Out for Christmas Break 

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  • Week of 12-11-23

    Monday 12/11: Natural Selection Vocabulary Test Part 1, and Lesson 2.3 - "The Deadly Dare" and "Wallace and Darwin" Article Worksheets

    Tuesday 12/12: Lesson 2.4 - Reasoning About the Newt Mystery

    Wednesday 12/13: Finish Lesson 2.4 and Review for Mid-Unit Test

    Thursday 12/14: Lesson 2.6 - Reviewing Key Ideas About Natural Selection

    Friday 12/15: Mid-Unit 4 Test

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  • Week of 12-4-23

    Monday 12/4: Lesson 1.5 - Adaptive Traits

    Tuesday 12/5: Lesson 1.6 - Explaining Changes in Trait Distribution

    Wednesday 12/6: Chapter 2 - Natural Selection and Reproduction, Lesson 2.1 - Reproduction and Traits

    Thursday 12/7: Lesson 2.2 - Survival and Reproduction

    Friday 12/8: Flocabulary Adaptation 

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  • Week of 11-27-23

    Monday 11/27: Deer Heart Lab Activity

    Tuesday 11/28: Students will begin Unit 4 - Natural Selection and complete Lesson 1.2: The Mystery of the Poisonous Newts

    Wednesday 11/29: Lesson 1.3 - Exploring Variation and Distribution in Populations

    Thursday 11/30: Lesson 1.4 - Investigating Changes in Trait Distribution 

    Friday 12/1: Natural Selection Gizmo

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  • Week of 11-13-23

    Monday 11/13: Lesson 3.2 - Moving Rock Formations

    Tuesday 11/14: Lesson 3.3 - Plate Motion and Rock Formations 

    Wednesday 11/15: Review for Unit 3 Test

    Thursday 11/16: Lesson 3.4 - Preparing the Final Report

    Friday 11/17: Unit 3 Test on Edulastic

     

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  • Week of 11-6-23

    Monday 11/6: Lesson 2.4 - Explaining How Energy Affects Rocks

    Tuesday 11/7: Lesson 2.5 - Mid Unit Assessment

    Wednesday 11/8: Lesson 2.6 - Investigating Hawaiian Rocks

    Thursday 11/9: Rock Transformations Vocabulary and Key Concepts Test. Chapter 3 - Movement of Rock Formations, Lesson 3.1: "The Oldest Rock Formations on Earth"

    Friday 11/10: No School - Veteran's Day

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  • Week of 10-30-23

    Monday 10/30: Unit 3 - Rock Transformations, Lesson 1.4 - Modeling How Rocks Are Formed

    Tuesday 10/31: Lesson 1.5 - Examining Evidence About Rocks

    Wednesday 11/1: Chapter 2 - Sediment and Magma, Lesson 2.1 - Exploring How Magma and Sediment Form

    Thursday 11/2: Lesson 2.2 - "Devil's Tower"

    Friday 11/3: Lesson 2.3 - Energy's Role in Forming Rocks

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  • Week of 10-23-23

    Monday 10/23: Lesson 4.2

    Tuesday 10/24: Lesson 4.3 and Review for Plate Motion Unit Test

    Wednesday 10/25: Plate Motion Unit Test and Unit 3 - Rock Transformations Pre-Test Lesson 1.1

    Thursday 10/26: Lesson 1.2 - Studying Rock Formations and Samples

    Friday 10/27: Lesson 1.3 - Investigating How Rocks Are Formed

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