Thursday, Jan 12 – Due Tuesday, Jan 17

Posted on January 12th, 2012 in 512 by bastachowiak


REMEMBER, GRADES ARE DUE WEDNESDAY. ANY ASSIGNMENTS DUE BEFORE THIS ASSIGNMENT MUST BE TURNED IN BY TUESDAY TO EARN CREDIT.

Everyday Math:

Study Links 4.1

Pre-Algebra:

Pg. 73-75; #’s 7-10,28-35,44,45,50


Science:
1. What is the contour interval on the tpographical maps of Boomtown?
2. a.What major changes did you observe between 100 years ago and 20 years ago?
    b. What major changes did you observe between 20 years ago and today?
3. Look at the maps of the three locations in Boomtown.
    a. Which of the three locations is the most stable? In other words, which location has changed the least over the past 100 years?
    b. Which of the three locations is the least stable?
    c. Explain the evidence that supports your answer to 3a and 3b.
4. Do the maps indicate possible problems for building at any of the possible locations?

Tuesday, Jan 10 – Due Thursday, Jan 12

Posted on January 12th, 2012 in 512 by bastachowiak


Everyday Math:
 Study Links 3.5

Pre-Algebra:

Pg. 66-67; #’s 6-14, 24-31, 36-40


Science:
1. A contour interval is the change in elevation between adjacent lines. If each of the 1 cm interval water lines in your landform model represents 25 meters, what is:
  a. The contour interval for your topographical map?
  b. An estimated height of the top of the hill?
2. a. What does a topographical map show about the land?
     b. What Does a topographical map not show about the land?

3. Compare the following diagrams that were drawn with the same contour interval and scale.

a. Which shows fairly flat land?

b. Which shows a hill or valley with a gentle slope?

c. Which shows a steep hillside?

4. Look at the diagram below and answer the following questions:

a. What kind of landform is this?

b. Which location on the map (L, M, or N) marks the steepest area?

c. Which location on the map (L, M, or N) marks the flattest area?

Tuesday, Dec 13 – Due Thursday, Dec 15

Posted on December 13th, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

TURN IN SCIENCE FAIR MATERIAL  BY NO LATER THAN THURSDAY. ANYTHING TURNED IN AFTER TUESDAY RECEIVES A 10% DEDUCTION OFF THE TOTAL POINTS. ANYTHING IN TURNED IN FRIDAY WILL NOT COUNT.

Everyday Math:

Prepare for chapter test

Answers to the review:

  1. One trillion, twelve billion, three hundred forty-five million, six hundred seventy-eight thousand, nine hundred two
  2. Seven thousandths
  3. 8.38 x 1012
  4. 7.421 x 1012
  5. 5,578,219,034,567
  6. 4.015
  7.  Answers should be similar (close) to these below
    20 x 8 = 160
    1 x 14 = 14
    40/2 = 20
    35/7 = 5
  8. 3.4
  9. 18,000,000
  10. 5 x 108
  11. >
  12. >
  13. =
  14. >
  15. >
  16. =
  17. 3,200,000
  18. 15,200,000,000,000
  19. 8.6 billion
  20. 627.9 trillion
  21. 7
  22. -4
  23. 12
  24. -1
  25. -5
  26. 4
  27. 2= 64 and 62 = 36
    Therefore 26 is the greatest number
  28. 4.991
  29. 29.28
  30. 8.34
  31. 4.75
  32. 15.13
  33. 306.9
  34. 1.886
  35. 3.64
  36. 16
  37. 22 R2
  38. 24 R3
  39. 3.44
  40. 0.61
  41. 1.07

Pre-Algebra:

Chapter 1 Review problems. (Do all the odd problems. If you grade your work and don’t get them all right, contact me

Science:

Prepare for science fair.

Collect all your notes and worksheets for the science test.

 

Tuesday, Dec 6 – Due Thursday, Dec 8

Posted on December 6th, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

PREPARE TO TURN IN SCIENCE FAIR MATERIAL BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13.

Everyday Math:

Study Links 2.9 and 2.10

Pre-Algebra:

None

Science:

Prepare for Science Fair.

 

Thursday, Dec 1 – Tuesday, Dec 6

Posted on December 1st, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Math:

Everyday Math:

Didn’t finish lesson.

Pre-Algebra:

Didn’t finish lesson.

Science:

Mined Diamond Gemstones Manufactured Diamond Gemstones
Where do they come from? Mined from igneous rock inAustralia,Canada,Russia,South Africa, and other countries Made in scientific labs in theUnited StatesandRussia
Color Colorless, yellow, brown, gray, blue, pink, black, green, purple Yellow, colorless, blue, pink, black
Transparency Transparent Transparent
Luster Brilliant (very shiny) Brilliant (very shiny)
Crystal Shape Octahedron Octahedron
Hardness 10 10
Made of Carbon atoms Carbon atoms
Renewable? No Yes
Amount of time needed to produce 600 million – 3 billion years 3-5 days
Equipment needed Large trucks, tunneling machines, explosives, miners Machines, seed crystals, electrical energy, scientists
Environmental impact Requires energy to run drilling machines; about 250 tons of rock collected and broken apart per diamond gemstone Requires energy to run manufacturing machines
Cost Much more expensive than manufactured diamonds Much less expensive than mined diamonds

Look at the table above and answer the following questions.

1. Do you think a geologist would consider a manufactured diamond to be a “real” diamond? Why or why not?

2. Would a geologist consider a manufactured diamond to be a mineral? Why or why not?

3. Are rocks and minerals renewable or non-renewable?

You’ve decided to buy a large one-carat diamond.  Regarding this decision answer the following questions.

4. Which type of diamond – manufactured or mined – would you buy?

5. Support your answer to 4 with evidence from the in class activity.

6. Identify your trade-offs of your decision. (Remember, trade-offs are what you decide you’ll accept, even if it’s not all you want, to get the things you want)

 

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Math:

EAT TOO MUCH FOOD…

Pre-Algebra:

Section             Problem #’s

1.1                   11, 52

1.2                   29, 36

1.3                   28, 29, 30, 36

1.4                   17, 42

1.5                   40, 41

Science:

BUT DON’T GET FAT!!!

 

Thursday, Nov 17 – Due Tuesday, Nov 22

Posted on November 20th, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Math:

Everyday Math:

Division Worksheet

Pre-Algebra:

Pg 32-33; # 29-32,47,64-66

Pg 36-38; # 39-46,56-61

Science:

1. What are the three different ways in which  rocks can form?

2. Why is coal a non-renewable resource?

3. Copy the three lists of wods shown below and answer the following questions.

               List 1                      List 2                      List 3

Heat                      Magma                 Rock formation

Pressure                 Igneous               Sedimentary

Kimberlite              Volcano                Metamorphic

Metamorphic         Sediments             Plastic

a. In each list, look for a relationship among the words. Cross out the word or phrase that does not belong.

b. In each list circle the word or phrase that includes all the other words.

c. Explain how the word or phrase you circled is related to the other words in the list.

4. Create a concept map using the following 14 words.

Coal                        Marble

Fossils                    Metamorphic

Igneous                  Sedimentary

Layers                    Rock

Kimberlite              Volcanoes

Magma                  Temperatures

Minerals                 Pressure

5. Do you think fossils are still being formed on earth? Why or why not?

6. Do you think the cost of an object reflects its true value? Why or why not?

Tuesday, Nov 15 – Due Thursday, Nov 17

Posted on November 15th, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Math:

Everyday Math:

Study Links 2.6

Pre-Algebra:

Pg 32-33; # 29-32,47,64-66

Pg 36-38; # 39-46,56-61

Science:

  1. Look at the table below. it Lists some rocks that are more likely to contain certain minerals. Which Minerals or rocks do you recognize?

    Finding Minerals

    Rocks such as Can contain
    basalt native copper
    granite, rhyolite topaz
    kimberlite diamond
    marble, travertine calcite
  2. How can rocks be used to find minerals?
  3. Why did the hikers think they saw diamonds?
  4. Think about what you now know about minerals. Besides diamonds, what other minerals could the hikers have seen?
  5. Why might these minerals be mistaken for diamonds?
  6. Imagine that the hikers brought back a sample of the shiny mineral they had seen. Describe at least three tests that could be done to identify it.

Thursday, Nov 3 – Due Friday, Nov 4

Posted on November 4th, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Math:

Everyday Math:

Second Sheet that was handed out in class

Pre-Algebra:

18,19,22,23,26,27,34,35,43-50

Science:

  1. Which properties did you decide to test? Why did you choose these properties?
  2. Did everyone have the same data for each property of the unknown minerals? Why would there be differences?

Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Due Thursday, Nov 3

Posted on November 1st, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Everyday Mathematics:

Powers of 10 worksheet

Pre-Algebra:

Pg 18-19; #7,8,12,14-18,29,33

Science:

Nothing due. We are in the middle of the lab.

Thursday, Oct 27 – Due Tuesday, Nov 1

Posted on October 27th, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Math:

Study Links 2.3 (page 37)

Pre-Algebra:

Pg 13-14; #7,8,9,17,18,19,30,31,39,45

Science:

Analysis Questions:

1. Could the earring material be acrylic? Why or why not?

2. Could the earring material be diamond? Why or why not?

3. Could the earring material be fluorite? Why or why not?

4. Could the earring material be glass? Why or why not?

5. Review your answers for questions 1-4 and the student Sheet 13.1

a. What material are the earring made from?

b. Support your identification with data from your observation and data about the material.

6. The jewelry store sells a necklace made of the same material as the earring. Would the material in the necklace be softer, harder, or the same as material in the earring? Explain your reasoning.

 

 

Friday, Oct 21 – Due Tuesday, Oct 25

Posted on October 21st, 2011 in 512 by bastachowiak

Math:

Study Links 2.1 (page 34)

Science:

Analysis Questions:

1. After doing today’s lab, what of the samples do you find to be the most valuable resource?

2. After doing today’s lab, what of the samples do you find to be the least valuable resource?

3. What reason do you have for identifying a natura resource as more or less valuable?

4. What else would you like to know about these natural resources to help you determine their value?

5. Copy the list of words shown below.

coal

natural resource

salt

garnet

plastic

a. Identify a relationship among these words. Which word or phrase does not belong?

b. Which word or phrase includes all other words?

6. After doing this lab, what do you think makes a natural resource valuable?

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