Grissom Middle School

   35701 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights MI  48310   Phone 586.825.2560   Attendance  586.698.4543

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Mr. Swalya

2012-2013 School Year

Email: dswalya@wcskids.net

Phone: 586-825-2560 ext. 26304

Teaching Schedule

1st Hour 8th Grade Science

2nd Hour 8th Grade Science

3rd Hour 21st Century Organization Skills

4th Hour Prep

5th Hour 8th Grade Science

6th Hour STEM Engineering for the Future

 

 

Lesson Plans

 

8th Grade Science

 

Click on the link below to access the 8th grade Science Textbook

http://www.wcskids.net/grissom/staff_websites/fleming/Textbook%20links.htm

 

 

21st Century Organization Skills

 

This class is mostly online with some handouts but no textbook.

Click on the link below to access the class website

http://21things4students.net

 

 

STEM Engineering for the Future

 

This class involves class discussion with some handouts, computer work, and

hands-on work but no textbook. Projects include building a Future City, studying Rocketry, and Lego Robotics.

 

 

 

Week of 9/03

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Labor Day

Labor Day

Labor Day

Tuesday

Intro, syllabus, rules, info;

Do multistep procedures

Intro, syllabus, rules, info;

Do multistep procedures

Intro, syllabus, rules, info;

Do multistep procedures

Wednesday

Assign seats, safety talk;

Analyze a procedure

Assign seats, safety talk;

Analyze a procedure

Assign seats, safety talk;

Analyze a procedure

Thursday

Safety talk 2; study guide;

Distinguish among facts

Safety talk 2; study guide;

Distinguish among facts

Safety talk 2; study guide;

Distinguish among facts

Friday

Safety review and quiz;

Find meaning in context

Safety review and quiz;

Find meaning in context

Safety review and quiz;

Find meaning in context

 

Week of 9/10

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Section 1 Vocab; Read

science & technical texts

Review & distribute IDs;

Do multistep procedures

Brainstorm 8 major parts of a

city: Analyze a procedure

Tuesday

Review vocab; Read

science & technical texts

Log in, explore website;

Do multistep procedures

Discuss 8 major parts of a city;

Compare/contrast information

Wednesday

English measurement;

Do multistep procedures

Quest 1: Screen capture;

Do multistep procedures

Write 5 more parts of a city;

Do multistep procedures

Thursday

Metric measure/homework;

Analyze a procedure

Quest 2: Tracking doc;

Analyze a procedure

Electrical uses in household;

Analyze/describe a procedure

Friday

Revu metric measure; Quiz;

Distinguish among facts

Revu Quests/Safety/Quiz;

Distinguish among facts

Revu City Parts/Electricity;

Quiz; Distinguish among facts

 

Week of 9/17

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

M to cm Conversion lesson;

Read science & tech texts

Revu need for book/id/flash;

Do multistep procedures

Discuss home electric needs

Distinguish among facts

Tuesday

M to cm Convert worksheet

Cite evidence/support ideas

Do Technology Goal-setting;

Distinguish among facts

Survey home electric use;

Find meaning in context

Wednesday

Liquid volume lesson;

Read science & tech texts

M1Q3 WWW domain names;

Analyze/describe procedure

Write out home electric use;

Distinguish among facts

Thursday

Liquid volume worksheet;

Cite evidence/support ideas

M1Q4 Navigating websites;

Distinguish among facts

Discuss electric power/watt;

Analyze/describe procedure

Friday

Liquid volume (continued);

Accurately summarize ideas

Review filenames and quiz;

Accurately summarize ideas

Find home appliance watts;

Analyze/describe procedure

 

Week of 9/24

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Metric mass measurements;

Read science & tech texts

M1q5 Acceptable Use Policy;

Read technical texts

Convert watt to watt/hr;

Distinguish among facts

Tuesday

Mass measurements (cont);

Cite evidence/support ideas

M1q5 Make AUP bubble graph;

Analyze/describe a procedure

Make class energy audit;

Do multistep procedures

Wednesday

Chapter 1 Guided Notes;

Accurately summarize ideas

M1q6 Need for ID security;

Accurately summarize ideas

Finish energy calculation;

Accurately summarize

Thursday

Ch1 Guided Notes (cont);

Cite evidence/support ideas

M1q6 check password strength;

Cite evidence/support ideas

Start energy terms in lab

Read science & tech text

Friday

Volume review and quiz;

Proficiently comprehend

M1q7 Keyboard shortcuts;

Analyze/describe a procedure

Review energy & quiz;

Proficiently comprehend

 

Week of 10/1

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Experimental hypotheses;

Find meaning of key terms

M1q7 Teach key shortcuts;

Find meaning of key terms

Continue energy terms in lab;

Find meaning of key terms

Tuesday

Mass & volume experiment;

Proficiently comprehend

M1q8 Review tech survey;

Compare/contrast info

Finish energy terms in lab;

Analyze/understand topic

Wednesday

Experimental inferences;

Cite evidence/support ideas

M1q8 Survey family tech;

Analyze/describe procedure

DTE survey in computer lab;

Find meaning of key terms

Thursday

Make & interpret graphs;

Express tech info visually

M1q8 Write tech survey;

Follow multistep procedure

Write your city constitution;

Cite evidence/support ideas

Friday

Ch 1 Review and test;

Proficiently comprehend

Review Mission1 and quiz;

Proficiently comprehend

Review energy terms & quiz;

Proficiently comprehend

 

Week of 10/8

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Chapter 7 vocabulary;

Finish Mission1 Quest8;

End individual city draw;

Tuesday

Check Ch7 vocabulary;

Start digital footprint M3Q1a;

Start team city draw;

Wednesday

Start Ch7 Guided Notes;

Start personal footprint M3Q1b;

Continue team city draw;

Thursday

Finish Ch7 Guided Notes;

Write personal footprint M3Q1c;

Team city draw;

Friday

Review Ch7.1 and Quiz;

Start M3Q2a list of 15 websites

End team city draw;

 

Week of 10/15

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Measure length worksheet

Start M3Q2b visual footprint

Start 3D future city build

Tuesday

Review length worksheet

Continue / grade M3Q2 prints

Continue 3D future city

Wednesday

Start Ch7.2 Guided Notes

Start M3Q3 bubbl.us websites

Continue 3D future city

Thursday

Finish Ch7.2 Guided Notes

Continue M3Q3 bubbl.us

Continue 3D future city

Friday

Review Ch7.2 and Quiz

Continue M3Q3 bubbl.us

Continue 3D future city

 

Week of 10/22

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Begin Ch7.1 Guided Reading

Finish M3Q3 bubbl.us

Continue 3D future city

Tuesday

Finish Ch7.1 Guided Reading

Begin M3Q4 Reflection

Continue 3D future city

Wednesday

7.3 Notes & 7.2 Guided Reading

Continue M3Q4 Reflect

Continue 3D future city

Thursday

7.3 Guided Reading and Review

Do M3Q5 New Website

Continue 3D future city

Friday

Review Ch7 and Test

Review and M3 Test

Continue 3D future city

 

Week of 10/29

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Chapter 8 vocabulary

Continue M3Q5 website

Continue 3D future city

Tuesday

Ch 8 Vocab Review

Finish M3Q5 website

Continue 3D future city

Wednesday

8.1 PowerPoint notes

Begin M2Q1 Diigo bookmark

Finish 3D future city

Thursday

Lunar Landing Project

Continue M2Q1 bookmarks

Begin city presentations

Friday

Finish Lunar Project

Finish M2Q1 bookmarks

Cont. city presentations

 

Week of 11/5

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Voc pretest & Ch8 preview

M2Q2 Cloud saving

Cont. city presentations

Tuesday

No school

No school

No school

Wednesday

Continue 8.1 PPt notes

Continue M2Q2 cloud

End city presentations

Thursday

Finish 8.1 PPt notes

M2Q3 Dropbox saving

Computer lab vocab=motion

Friday

Review & Quiz Ch 8.1

Cont M2Q3 Dropbox

End Motion vocabulary

 

Week of 11/12

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Ch 8.2 Guided notes

Q2 Vocabulary Pretest

Q2 Vocabulary Pretest

Tuesday

Ch 8.3 Guided notes

M4Q1 Fire Rescue Bubbl.us

Revu Motion vocabulary

Wednesday

Ch 8.3 Guided notes

Continue M4Q1 Fire

Motion slideshow Part 1

Thursday

Ch 8.4 Guided notes

M4Q2 Cedar Point rides

Motion slideshow Part 2

Friday

Ch 8.4 Guided notes

Continue M4Q2 Cedar Point

Textbook lesson & notes

 

Week of 11/19

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Ch 8 Study Guide

Make Soldier Holiday Cards

Law of Motion worksheet

Tuesday

Review & Ch 8 Test

Review & Test on Missions 2 and 4

Review & Test on Motion

Wednesday

Holiday break

Holiday break

Holiday break

Thursday

Holiday break

Holiday break

Holiday break

Friday

Holiday break

Holiday break

Holiday break

 

Week of 11/26

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Ch 26 Figure worksheet

M13Q1a Troubleshoot notes

Rocketry notes-textbook

Tuesday

Ch 26.1 Guided notes

M13Q1a Bubble document

Rocketry notes continued

Wednesday

Ch 26.2 Guided notes

M13Q1b Malware notes

Bernoulli notes

Thursday

Ch 26.2 Sun worksheet

M13Q1b Bubble document

Bernoulli notes continued

Friday

Review & Quiz Ch 26.1

Review & Flowchart discussion

Bernoulli worksheet

 

Week of 12/3

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Ch 26.2 Notes continued

Troubleshoot Flowchart design

Geometry notes

Tuesday

Ch 26.3 Guided notes

M13Q2a Browser flowchart draw

Geometry notes continued

Wednesday

Ch 26.3 Notes continued

M13Q2a Flowchart bubble doc.

Angle notes & discussion

Thursday

Lab on Color and Light

M13Q2b Virus Flowchart design

Graphing worksheet

Friday

Review & Quiz Ch 26.2

M13Q2b Flowchart bubble doc.

Coordinate system pairs

 

Week of 12/10

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Ch 26.4 Guided notes

M13Q3 Safety project

Rocketry definitions-lab

Tuesday

No School

No School

No School

Wednesday

Ch 26.4 Notes + worksheet

M13Q3 Safety project cont

Rocketry definitions cont

Thursday

Ch 26 Universe video

M13Q3 Safety project cont

Review & rocket videos

Friday

Review & Quiz Ch 26.3-26.4

M13Q3 Safety project end

Build Matchstick rockets

 

Week of 12/17

SCIENCE 8

21st CENTURY

ENGINEERING

Monday

Ch 15 Vocabulary

 

Matchstick rockets

Tuesday

Ch 15 Guided notes

 

 

Wednesday

Ch 15 Notes continued

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

Friday

Review & Quiz Ch 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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