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All students will be required to have 2 composition notebooks at the start of class this year.  The interactive notebook will be their journal for this class. It will account for everyday and all work done in class. Students' interactive notebooks will be kept in class unless there is assigned homework or the student checks our their notebook (rules for checkout are found below).  There will be a 5 pt penalty for notebooks that are not returned.  Interactive notebooks are a verifiable account of work done, and it is a venue for communication between teacher and parent.  Students will be allow to take the notebook home for 48 hours prior to all tests in order to prepare.  First, day for the interactive notebook will be Aug. 13th., any days missing after that will be deducted from the project grade.   ALL INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS WILL RECEIVE A PROJECT GRADE EVERY QUARTER.


Note - The Interactive Notebook can be checked out from the Science class based on the following rules:

Monday - Thursday : daily for a 24 hour period (must be returned each day for class)

48 hours prior to any schedule tests (usually Wednesday - Friday)

*(Weekends: Only with parent request written and signed on teacher’s side of notebook: teacher side is left side and student side is right)

8/7                      Intro to Coach Marshall/Rules and Procedures
8/8                      Rules and Procedures - Off limit/Non-negotiables/Safety
8/9                      Safety/Goals for the Semester
8/10                   5 Year Plan 
8/13                   Lab Safety Test
8/14                   What is matter
8/15                   Physical and Chemical Properties
8/16                   Atoms (protons, neutrons, & electrons)
8/17                   Reading an Element's square
8/20                   Alien Periodic Table - worksheet
8/21                   Alien Periodic Table (cont.)  
8/22                   Ask 3 Question- What do I know? 
8/23                   Element Baseball Card Project
8/24                   Computer lab - Interactive Periodic Table
8/27                   Valence Electrons/Electron Dot diagram
8/28                   Review for Test - Periodic Tabe
8/29                   Review for Test - Alien Periodic Table
8/30                   Test on Periodic Table
8/31                   Re-enforce Learning goals
9/4                     Remediation after test
9/5                     States of Matter
9/6                     States of Matter (cont)
9/7                     Metric conversion guide
9/10                   Law of Conservation of Matter/Mass
9/11                   Balancing Equations
9/12                   Balancing Equations (cont)
9/13                   Transition map (S-L-G)
9/14                   Matter concept map
9/17                   Unit Quiz/Google Classroom
9/18                   Chapter Review Assessment
9/19                   Review for Test-Chapter 2/3
9/20                   Fill in concept map
9/21                   Chapter 2/3 Test - Matter
9/24                   Observation Lab - Density
9/25                   Conversion worksheet
9/26                   Potential/Kinetic Energy
9/27                   Types of Energy
9/28                   Element Baseball Cards Due
10/1                   Review for Unit test
10/2                   Online Unit test - Matter
10/3                   Review/remediation of Unit test
10/4                   9 Weeks Exam
10/5                   Review day for upcoming tests
10/10                 ELA 9 weeks test
10/12                 Math 9 weeks test