Today we went over how to grade CER's and determine what matter is and what it isn't. The notes are on yesterday's post. Check them out if you need to.
Today we will attempt to complete two Peer Evaluations of our CER's from the Motion of Galaxies Lab. We will go over and evaluate one as a whole class and then you will have about 20 minutes to complete evaluations for two other CER's. Remember you must be logged in to receive credit for your comments. You must make a comment for each "claim", for the "evidence" section, and for the "reasoning" section.
From there we will discuss what matter is, Chemical and physical properties of matter, and the difference between "atoms" and "elements". We need to understand the chemistry to determine if our exoplanets can support and sustain life.
I am out sick again today. You can use this time to work on your notes for chapter 26. I have lectures on each section with the exception of 26.2. I would spend this time making sure your notebook is complete and up to date. Be sure you address the 10 questions you were given yesterday AND include other information found in the lectures and the textbook.
Textbooks are found in the cabinet by the sink behind my desk labeled TEXTBOOKS. Be sure you grab a GREEN book as the the blue books do not have chapter 26. If you need extra paper in your notebooks you can use regular notebook paper and tape them in on page 70.
Today we will look at the CER's that you turned in. They should all be returned to you and I took some time to look at a few. We will be doing another Peer Evaluation. You will have to share the document with at least two people, as you will have to evaluate at least two papers yourself.
We will use the CER rubric to rate, comment, and grade each one. Be sure you are signed in so that we can see who is making the comments.
From there we will begin looking at Stellar Evolution (Chapter 26). Check the Extra Resources Tab, choose your current level, and your preferred learning style. For those that want textbooks it's again Chapter 26.
Today we will have a notebook check/quiz checking for understanding of your notes and material we have covered in Units 1 and 2. Remember, I do offer test/quiz corrections as well so if you feel you did not perform the best you could there is always another option to improve your understanding of content.
Once you finish your quiz you will have the rest of the period to self evaluate your rough draft of your CER from the Motion of Galaxies Lab you finished Wednesday/Yesterday. Today you will write your final draft (color coded) so that you can turn in your lab on Skooler by 11:55pm tonight.
9th Grade Science Cedarcrest High School