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Tip - I use a paper cutter to cut the pages to size before I give them to the students, saves time in class. 

Page #'s colored in yellow indicate completed pages. Click on the page number to read my blog entry and to see pictures of each activity.

Units: Becoming a Scientist, Chemistry, and Earth Science
Notebook # 1    Notebook #2    Notebook #3

Page #

Left Side

Classroom Activities, Notes, & Labs

Page  #

Right Side

Practice, Review, Analysis, or Reflection

Notebook # 1

x

Inside Cover – Rules/Grading Info

1

Table of Contents – part 1

2

Table of contents – part 2

3

Table of contents – part 3

4

Lab Safety Rules

5

Lab Safety Symbols

Thinking Like a Scientist, Lab Skills, Measurement, Properties of Matter  top

6

Scavenger Hunt

7

Reflection - “I am a Scientist” drawing

8

SpongeBob Safety Rules Activity

9

What’s wrong? Safety Pictures

10

Mystery Footprints: PPT, Notes

11

Practice: Qualitative, Quantitative, Observation, Inference

12

D&T Class Activity

13

Analysis - D&T Activity write up & draw a scene from your story

14

Surface Tension Demo

15

Review: Vocab List # 1

16

Drops of Water on a Penny

17

Analysis - Drops of Water on a Penny

18

Metric System Notes Foldable

19

Practice: Metric Units

20

Volume Lab: Pre-Lab,
Length, Width, & Height

21

Practice: Measuring in cm & mm

22

Irregular Volume Lab: Pre-Lab,
Water Displacement

23

Practice: Reading a graduated cylinder, water displacement, volume (page 1)
24 Practice Reading a Ruler pg 1 25 Practice Using a Ruler
cm #1-10, mm #1-10
26 Practice using the formula
L x W x H  pg.1
27 Practice: Reading a graduated cylinder, water displacement, volume (page 2)
28 BBC Measures - Laptop Activity Link 29 Practice: Metric Tic Tac Toe, Volume
30 Reading a Triple Beam Balance - Laptop Activity Link 31 Vocab: TBB Balance
32 TBB Mass Lab 33 Analysis: TBB Mass Lab
34 Read About it
BrainPOP - Archimedes
35 BrainPOP - Mass, Volume, Density Graphic Organzier
36 Mass, Volume, Density Notes Foldable 37 Practice: Mass, Volume, or Density?
38 Float or Sink - Laptop Activity Link 39 Analysis: Float or Sink Lab
40 Dunkin' for Density 41 Analysis: Dunkin' for Density
42 Buoyancy Notes 43 Review: Buoyancy Cut 'n Paste Vocab
44 Cartesian Diver Observation 45 Read About it
BrainPOP - Cartesian Diver
46 Read About it
BrainPOP - Swim Bladder
47 Review: Vocab List #2
48 Penny Boat Challenge 49 Analysis/Reflection: Penny Boat Challenge & Class Results
Chemistry Unit  top
50 BrainPOP: States of Matter Notes 51 BrainPOP - States of Matter Graphic Organizer
52 States of Matter Vocab 53 Phase Change Vocab
54 BrainPOP: Phase Changes Activity 55 Review: States & Phases Venn Diagram
56 Read About it: BrainPOP - hot water freezes faster? 57 Read About it: BrainPOP - What's an icebox?
58 Physical and Chemical Properties, Changes Foldable 59 Practice: Physical & Chemical Properties,
BrainPOP Property Changes
60  Physical & Chemical Change Activity 61 Analysis: Physical & Chemical Change Activity
62 Candle Observation 63 Candle Observation continued
64 Candle Observations continued 65 Analysis: Candle Observations
66 Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures Notes, PPT Activity 67 Map: Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures
68 Lego Activity - Building Blocks of Matter 69 Read about it: BrainPOP - Air, Earth, Water , Fire
70 Categorize: Element, Compound, or Mixture? 71 Practice: Element, Compound, or Mixture?
72 Solutions - Rainbow Lab 73 Analysis: Rainbow Lab
74 Chromatography Lab 75 Analysis - Chromatography
76 Matter Study Guide ppt,
Cut 'n Paste Vocab pg 1
77 Cut 'n Paste Vocab pg 2
End of Notebook #1 top
Start Notebook #2  top
Chemistry Unit Continued
X Science Buddies X Table of Contents
X Table of Contents X Table of Contents
78 BrainPOP - Atomic Model Notes 79 Foldable: Atomic Model Timeline,
PDF Notes
80 Read About It: BrainPOP Gold Foil Experiment 81 Read About It: BrainPOP Niels Bohr
82 Atoms Family Notes, PPT 83 Atoms Family Math
84 Color the Periodic Table Notes, PPT, and Periodic Table (kept in folder) 85 Read About it: BrainPOP- Mendeleev
86 Shells and Valence Electrons Study Guide Notes, PPT 87 Practice: Periods & Groups
88 Atoms Vocab pg. 1 89 Atoms Vocab pg. 2
90 How to Draw Bohr Diagrams: Notes, PPT, 91 Practice: Bohr Diagrams
92 Lewis Structure Notes Booklet/Foldable
Pgs 1, 4 & pgs 2, 3,
PowerPoint Lesson
93 Practice: Lewis Structures
94 Ionic and Covalent Bonding Notes, Smart Board File 95 Practice - Ionic or Covalent?
96 Making Molecular Models 97 Making Molecular Models
98 Making Molecular Models 99 Making Molecular Models
100 Making Molecular Models 101 Analysis - Making Molecular Models
Models Answer Key PPT
102 Changing an Atom Concept Map 103 Practice: Counting Atoms
104 Bond with a Classmate, Tags 105 Analysis - Bond with a classmate
(105-p Practice - tape to page, flap)
106 Ions Vocab pg. 1 107 Ions Vocab pg. 2
108 Balancing Equations Activity 109 Practice- Balancing Equations pg 1
110 Law of Conservation of Mass 111 Analysis - Conservation of Mass
112 Acids/Bases Venn Diagram 113 BrainPOP - FYI - Gastric Acid
114 pH Scale Activity Sort 115 BrainPOP pH scale activity
116 Cabbage Juice Lab 117 Analysis - Cabbage Juice Lab
118 Mystery Powder Lab 119 Mystery Powder Flow Chart
120 Acids/Bases Vocab pg. 1 121 Acids/Bases Vocab pg. 2
122 Acid Rain Reading 123 Questions: Acid Rain
Minerals, Rocks, & Plate Tectonics Unit   top
124 What is a mineral? Notes & PPT 125 Practice: Minerals in your home,
Link
126 Crystal Shapes Handout
(Model- what do crystals look like?)
127 Graphic Organizer: Crystal Forms
128 Graphic Organizer: Silicate Minerals, ppt 129 Graphic Organizer: Nonsilicate Minerals
130 Minerals Vocab pg. 1 131 Minerals Vocab pg. 2
132 Mineral Identification Outline 133 Practice: Mineral Groups
134 Mineral Identification Lab 135 Practice: Mohs Scale of Hardness (pg. 17)
136 What is mining? PPT, Notes 137 Map: Mining in New Jersey (pg 2) color code resources
folder  Cookie Mining Lab folder Analysis: Cookie Mining
138 Little Miners ppt & questions, video 139 Little Miners ppt & questions, video
Notebook #3  top
140 BrainPOP Rocks- Fill in the blank notes 141 Types of Rocks Power Point and notes
142 Types of Rocks Power Point and notes 143 Types of Rocks Power Point and notes
144 BrainPOP Types of Rocks - Graphic Organizer 145 Rocks Vocabulary Cut 'n Paste
146 Color the Rock Cycle Notes & ppt 147 Ride the Rock Cycle Activity,
Comic to hand in
148 Igneous Rocks - Id Lab 149 Metamorphic Rocks - Id Lab
150 Sedimentary Rocks - Id Lab 151 Practice: Rocks terms (pg. 21)
152 Practice: Rocks and Minerals Crossword Puzzle (pg. 22) 153 BrainPOP FYI: Grand Canyon
154 Law of Superposition Notes, ppt 155 Practice: Law of Superposition
156 Core Samples- Candy Bar Activity 157 Practice: Core Samples
158 Playdoh Mountains/Topo Maps 159 Practice: Topo Maps
160 Plate Tectonics Notes & Plate Tectonics ppt 161 Practice: Earth's Layers - Color
162 Tectonic Plates - Color 163 Plate Tectonics Vocab
164 Plate Tectonics Vocab 165 Plate Tectonics Vocab
166 Plotting Earthquakes Data 167 Plotting Earthquakes- map (pg 7)
168 Tectonic Plates -
Review Sheet (pg 29)
169 Enrichment: Iceland (pg 30)
170 Plate Tectonics - Key Terms (pg 22) 171 Practice: Pangea - color, cut, and paste in order
172 BrainPOP - Earthquakes Notes 173 Practice: Puzzle, Types of Waves
174 Earthquake Notes & ppt 175 Practice: Types of Faults
176

Drop, Cover, and Hold On

177 Living on a Fault
178

Mercalli Intensity Scale

179 People & Earthquakes (pg. 31)
180

P & S Waves Graph

181 Calculating Time of an Earthquake (pg. 33)
182

Earthquake Vocab

183 Earthquake Vocab
184

Earthquake Vocab

185 Volcano notes & ppt
186

Volcano Vocab

187 Volcano Vocab
188

BrainPOP Volcano Activity Page

189 BrainPOP FYI Types of Lava
190 Volcano Hazards Graphic (pg. 9) 191 Graphic Organizer: Volcano Hazards Vocab (pg. 8) & ppt
192 Research 5 Volcanoes 193 Volcano ppt criteria

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