Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Homework Number 3-16 (01/31/2017)

Complete the three worksheets that you started in class.

Think about the dog food experiment from today’s class.  Identify the independent and dependent variables, three constants, and the control group. (The details of the experiment are written below.)

You will have a quiz on chemical reactions and experiment design on Friday.

Happy Dog
Power Chomp
Nutra Mix
Cost per pound ($)

"Kenny works at a dog shelter.  He has two new brands of dog food that he is considering purchasing, Happy Dog and Nutra Mix.  Currently, all the dogs eat Power Chomp.  
He wants to buy food that keeps the dogs healthy for the lowest price.  He also wants to make sure that the food can last at least two weeks without spoiling.  

"Design an experiment that would help Kenny to make a decision about what dog food to use at the shelter."

1. Copy the words and definitions from page 160 into your vocabulary notebook.
2. Answer question number 5 from page 162 in your classwork notebook.

Social Studies
Use the graphic organizer with the cannon on the top of page 287 to answer the following question in a paragraph:  “What events caused the War of 1812 and what were the effects of this war?”

Success Criteria:

  1. I can restate the question in a clear topic sentence.
  2. I can write a minimum of 5 sentences.  
  3. I can use information from the graphic organizer in my paragraph.
  4. I can write a summary sentence.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Homework Number 3-15 (01/30/2017)

Complete the three worksheets given in class.

Read pages 339-341 and answer questions 1-3 on page 341.

Write two essay questions we can use to respond to our reading from Monster (on loose-leaf).

Social Studies
Write five “mystery quotes” like the ones from class.  Each quote must include a date for some other specific fact (on loose-leaf).  There is an example below to help you write your own.

Graded as a homework quiz (50 points).
Success Criteria:
  1. I can write specific quotation written in at least one complete sentence.
  2. I can use quotation marks.
  3. I can include a date or other specific fact in each quotation.
  4. I can include the answer (name of the person speaking) underneath the quotation.
(You will receive credit for each quotation ONLY if you can answer “yes” to the four criteria above.)

“I wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, founded the University of Virginia, and became a successful architect.  Oh, yeah.  I got to be President, too.”

Answer: Thomas Jefferson

Friday, January 27, 2017

Homework Number 3-14 (01/27/2017)

Complete both worksheets on two-step equations with distributive property.

Read pages 332-338.  Complete the two “Practice Problems” in the box on page 338.

This graph presents the solubility of two compounds in water at different temperatures.  Use the graph to answer the following questions.
1. What is being measured along the y axis?  The x axis?
2. At what temperature is the same amount of each compound dissolved?
3. Describe the solubility trend of each compound.
4. Are these two solutions aqueous?  Explain your answer.
5. Explain what the red and blue lines represent on the graph.
link to solubility graph

Chemical Equation Balancing Game

Complete pages 156 and 157 in Codex.

Social Studies
Read pages 284-287 in your textbook.   You will have a quiz on this material on Monday.  Focus on the terms that are highlighted in yellow.

Your essay on Thomas jefferson is due on Monday:
2. Draft only (Scroll down to see the rubric.)
3.  Plan
4. Completed document set

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Homework Number 3-13 (01/26/2017)

Complete the two-step equation worksheet.
Buckle Down book page 109, numbers 1-8

Read page 316 in your science textbook.  How does acid rain form?  What harm does acid rain do?  (Write one informational paragraph in your notebook.)

Study for the vocabulary test tomorrow (words from this week's Word Generation and page 142 in the Codex)

Social Studies
(Class 707 is excused from social studies homework tonight.)

Read pages 272-277.  Complete the Sequencing Activity in question 4.  Your written response should be a paragraph. (Complete the chart and write a paragraph.)

Essay due on Monday
Follow the directions in the Thomas Jefferson packet and use the rubric below.
(draft only with cover, plan, and document set)
essay: 100 points
plan: 25 points
document page: 50 points

Success Criteria
I can use some additional support.
I am getting it, but need to keep working on it.  
I have evidence that I can . . .
I can write an introduction about the topic that includes background information and a clear, specific thesis. (10 points)

I can write clear body paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting evidence, and a summarizing sentence.
(20 points)

I can use and cite accurate evidence that supports my claim and identify the evidence as primary or secondary. (20 points)

I can write clear, specific links that explain how my evidence supports the claim in my thesis. (20 points)

I can write a clear counterclaim in a separate paragraph and explain how my claim is stronger than the counterclaim.
(10 points)

I can demonstrate a clear plan of organization, and I have the required number of paragraphs, including a conclusion. (10 points)

I can spell the important content words for this essay and demonstrate that I am practicing the writing skills we learned in class.
(10 points)

Name: ___________________________________                                              Class: ___________________

Essay Scoring Rubric with Success Criteria

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Homework Number 3-12 (01/25/2017)

Blue Handbook
page 252, numbers 17-20
page 259, numbers 1-2 and 5-9

Use both backtracking and inverse operations.

Copy the graph on page 309 of your textbook into your notebook.  Explain what each line means.  Write one sentence to explain each color.

1. Answer, in your notebook, questions 17 and 18 on pages 149 and 150.  Write a paragraph for each response.
2. Copy the words and definitions from this week's Word Gen and page 142 into your vocabulary notebook.

Social Studies

  1. Finish reading and annotating the Thomas Jefferson documents.
  2. Complete the bottom of the first page/cover page.
  3. Complete the chart on the second page of the packet.
  4. Write a clear claim that answers the TASK.  Then, write a counterclaim.  Write both claims on the first page/cover page.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Homework Number 3-11 (01/24/2017)

Buckle Down Book
page 121, numbers 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19
page 104, numbers 13-15

Answer the question above the graph on page 309.  Explain your answer in a complete paragraph.  Use content vocabulary.

Finish reading Monster.  Summarize the ending in one paragraph in your notebook.

Social Studies
You must complete the Thomas Jefferson document set by Thursday.  We will be using these documents each day, so please bring the packet with you to class.  Read and annotate documents 1, 2, and 3 by tomorrow.  Fill out the chart on the second page for documents 1-3. Please READ THE DIRECTIONS.

You will have a quiz on textbook pages 250-253 and the handout pages from class (pages 60-64) on Wednesday (tomorrow).  It will be open book (handouts and notebook, no textbooks)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Homework Number 3-10

Read page 233 on writing equations in your Blue Handbook.
Answer questions 24-26 on page 234.

You have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow.  Please study all of the words.  Read them aloud.  If you do not know the definition by memory, do the following:
  1. Write the word.
  2. Say it aloud.
  3. Write the definition.
  4. Use the word in a sentence that shows you understand what the word means.
(I will give 5 points extra credit to anyone who hands in loose-leaf with at least three words that you practiced by doing numbers 3 and 4 listed above.)

Simple Definitions
Element: the smallest building  block of matter
Nucleus: the center of an atom (dense with a positive charge)
Proton: a positive particle in an atom
Electron: a negative particle in an atom
Neutron: a neutral (not positive or negative) particle in an atom
Isotope: one of two samples of an element that has the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons
Atomic number: an element’s number on the periodic table; the number of protons it has
Atomic weight: the number of protons plus neutrons in an atom (the average of its isotopes)
Period: a row on the Periodic Table
Group: a column (up and down) on the Periodic Table
Metalloid: an element that has characteristics of metals and nonmetals
Metal: an element that is usually hard and shiny; it conducts heat and electricity
Nonmetal: an element that does not have characteristics of a metal (see above)
Substance: an object that is the same all the way through
Compound: a substance with a “smallest part” that is made up of more than one atom
Mixture: two or more substances that are mixed together but do not form a new substance
Homogenous mixture: a mixture that looks the same all the way through
Heterogeneous mixture: a mixture that does not look the same all the way through
Solution: solvent + solute; another way of saying homogeneous mixture
Solute: the material that dissolves (disappears) into the solute
Solvent: the material that the solute disappears into (usually the solvent is water)
Concentration: how strong a solution is
Saturation: a solution that will not take any more solute
Covalent bonds: bonds that share electrons
Ionic bonds: bonds that form when one atom “steals” an electron from another atom
Aqueous: a solution where water is the solvent
Solubility: a measurement of how much solute can dissolve in a solvent
Dilute: a weak solution (usually a lot of solvent and a little bit of solute)

This graph presents the solubility of two compounds in water at different temperatures.  Use the graph to answer the following questions.
1. What is being measured along the y axis?  The x axis?
2. At what temperature is the same amount of each compound dissolved?
3. Describe the solubility trend of each compound.
4. Are these two solutions aqueous?  Explain your answer.
5. Explain what the red and blue lines represent on the graph.
link to solubility graph

Complete pages 11-18 in the Ready Workbook.  (due tomorrow)
Finish reading Monster.  Summarize the resolution in one paragraph in your notebook.

Social Studies
Reread pages 250-253 in your textbook.  Answer questions 1 and 3 (all letters) on page 253.