• June 12 - June 23,  2017   Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will be completing their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
    B Day
    6/12 - Students will complete the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/16 - Students will complete the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/19 -  Students will complete the building/testing/improvement process.
     
    A Day
    6/13 - Students will complete the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/14-  Students will complete the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/15 - Students will complete the building/testing/improvement process. 
     
    May 31 - June 9,  2017   Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will be building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
    B Day
    5/31 - Students will continue the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/1 - Students will continue the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/2 -  Students will continue the building/testing/improvement process.
     
    A Day
    6/5 - Students will continue the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/6 -  Students will continue the building/testing/improvement process.
    6/7 - Students will continue the building/testing/improvement process. 
     
     
     
     
     
    May 15 - 19,  2017   Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will be building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
    B Day
    5/15 - Students will continue the building process.
    5/16 - Students will begin the testing process.
     
    A Day
    5/17 - Students will continue the building process.
    518 -  Students will begin the testing process.
    5/19 - Students will continue the testing process. 
     
    May 8 - 12 Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will be building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers as well as taking the STEM 7 Post Assessment.
     
    Daily Topic
    B days
    5/8 - Students will take the STEM 7 Post Assessment
    A days 
    5/9 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
    5/10 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
    B days 
    5/12 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
     
     
    May 1 - 5, 2017 Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will be building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers as well as taking the STEM 7 Post Assessment.
     
    Daily Topic
    A days
    5/1 - Students will read the Post Assessment Review sheet in preparation for the Post Assessment. PostAssessReviewSheet
    5/2 - Students will take the STEM 7 Post Assessment.
    5/3 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
    B days 
    5/4 -  Students will read the Post Assessment Review sheet in preparation for the Post Assessment.
    5/5 -  Students will take the STEM 7 Post Assessment.
     
    April 24 - 28, 2017 Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers making sure to include a lever and a pulley and a total of 5 chain reactions in order to get full credit.
     
    Daily Topic
     
    B Days
    4/24 -Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.  
    4/25 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.   
    4/26 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers. 
    4/27 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
    4/28 - Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.  
     
     
    April 17 - 21, 2017   Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will continue building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
    Daily Topic
     
    B Days
    4/17 - Students should continue to focus on using pulleys and levers to meet the requirement. 
    4/18 - Students should start testing individual components of their design to make sure they work consistently.  
     
    A Days 
    4/19 - Students should continue to focus on using pulleys and levers to meet the requirement. 
    4/20 - Students should start testing individual components of their design to make sure they work consistently.  
    4/21 - Students should be sure to divide the work load evenly to allow all team members to contribute. 
     
    April 3 - 7, 2017   Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will begin building their Rube Goldberg Balloon Poppers.
     
    Daily Topic
     
    B day
    4/3 -  Students will be assigned to a particular storage space and must focus on size limitations of materials which will have to be assembled and disassembled each period.
     
    A days
    4/4 -  Students will be assigned to a particular storage space and must focus on size limitations of materials which will have to be assembled and disassembled each period.
    4/5 - Students should focus on the required use of a pulley and a lever in order to satisfy these requirements.
    4/6 - Students should continue building of their 5 components.
     
    B day
    4/7 -   Students should focus on the required use of a pulley and a lever in order to satisfy these requirements.
     
     
     
    March 27 - 31 2017  Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
    Students will begin their Rube Goldberg Balloon Popper Challenge.  Please click on the following link for challenge details.
     
    Daily Topic
    A days
    3/27 - Students will continue working on the Sketch Up designs adding all parts of their chain reaction.
    3/28 - Students will continue working on their Sketch Up designs including all labels.
    3/29 - Students will continue working on their Sketch Up designs including all directional arrows. 
     
    B days
    3/27 - Students will continue working on the Sketch Up designs adding all parts of their chain reaction.
    3/28 - Students will continue working on their Sketch Up designs including all labels.
    3/29 - Students will continue working on their Sketch Up designs including all directional arrows. 
     
    March 20 - 24 2017Standards 8.1.8.A.1, 8.1.1.A.3, 8.2.8.A.2, 8.2.8.A.3, 8.2.8.A.5, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.C.6, 8.8.2.D.3, WHST.6-8.2, 5.1.8.D.1, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
    Students will begin their Rube Goldberg Balloon Popper Challenge.  Please click on the following link for challenge details.
     
    Daily Topic
    B days
    3/23 - Students will be introduced to the rules and other particulars of the challenge.
    3/24 - Students will research Pulleys and Levers and begin designing their contraption in SketchUp.
     
    A days
    3/27 - Students will continue designing their contraption in Sketch Up. 
     
     
     February 27 - March 17, 2017 Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D
     
    Final Testing for Marble Mazes extended.
     
    Daily Topic
     
    B days
    February 27- Final building, testing and redesign.
    February 28 -   No Maze work. Please see sub plans.
    March 6 - Final building, testing and redesign. 
    March 7 -  Final building, testing and redesign.
    March 8 -  Final building, testing and redesign. 
     
    A days
    March 1 -  Final building, testing and redesign.
    March 2 -   Final building, testing and redesign.
    March 3 -  Final building, testing and redesign.
    March 9 -  Final building, testing and redesign.
    March 10 -  Final building, testing and redesign. 
     
    February 14 - 23, 2017 Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D
     
    Students will continue building and timing their mazes. 
     
    Daily Topic
    B days
    Feb. 14 - 10/6 - Students will take the Literacy Post Assessment Rube Goldberg.  Please read the article and answer the Quia questions. 
    Feb. 15 -  Continue building and check for proper size limits
    Feb. 16 - Continue building and check for proper size limits. 
    A days
    Feb. 17 -  Students will take the Literacy Post Assessment Rube Goldberg.  Please read the article and answer the Quia questions. 
    Feb. 22 -  Continue building and check for proper size limits
    Feb. 23 - Continue building and check for proper size limits. 
     
     
    February 1 - 8, 2017  Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D
    Students will begin building their mazes.
     
    Daily Topic
    A days
    Feb. 1 - Finish 3 maze sketch ups with labels of the tricks.
    Feb. 2 -  Begin cutting out base, review materials available
    Feb. 3 - Continue building and check for proper size limits. 
    B days
    Feb. 6 - Finish 3 maze sketch ups with labels of the tricks.
    Feb. 7 -  Begin cutting out base, review materials available
    Feb. 8 - Continue building and check for proper size limits. 
     
     
    http://www.marblerun.at/
     
    January 23 - 31, 2017  Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D
     
    Students will begin working on the Marble Maze Challenge.  Marble Maze 
     
    Daily Topic
    B - Day 
    1/23 - Students will be establishing their Design Briefs for the new challenge the Marble Maze.   
    1/30 - Students will begin designing their mazes with their new partners.
    1/31 - Students will continue designing in SketchUp.  Three designs are required in One Note by February 6th. 
    A- Day
    1/24 -  Students will be establishing their Design Briefs for the new challenge the Marble Maze. 
    1/25-  Students will begin their sketch up brainstorming designs with their new partner.
    1/26 -  Students will continue their sketch up designs. 
     
    January 19, 2017 
    Students should explore the following website. http://www.medieval-castle-siege-weapons.com/  Be sure to take the catapult quiz on the website just for fun. Be able to discuss the different types of siege weapons listed. 
     
    January 5, 2017 - January 20, 2017
    Standards 8.2, 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, CCSS.ELA RST.6.8.1, CCSS.ELA RST.6-8.7, CCSS RST. 6-8.2D, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1. 9.1.8.A.2, 9.1.8.8.C.2, 9.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.E.2, 9.1.8.F.1, 8.1
     
    Students will be testing and modifying their catapult designs. 
     
    Daily Topics:
    A-Day
    1/5 - Review testing procedures
    1/6 - Modify fulcrum placement
    1/7 - Modify trajectory. 
    B-Day
    1/8 - Review testing procedures
    1/9 - Modify fulcrum placement
    1/10 - Modify trajectory. 
     
     
    Students should explore the following website.
     
    http://www.medieval-castle-siege-weapons.com/  
     
     
    Dec. 20 - Jan 4, 2016
    Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1. 9.1.8.A.2, 
     
    Students will continue their catapult construction.
     
    Daily Topic
    A Days
     
    12/20 - Common joints for popsicle sticks.
    12/21 -  Cordless drill safety and tips
    12/22 - Extra support tips and tricks to maintain integrity with repeated use. 
     
    B Days
     
    12/23 - Common joints for popsicle sticks.
    1/3 -  Cordless drill safety and tips
    1/4 - Extra support tips and tricks to maintain integrity with repeated use. 
     
     
     
    Dec. 12 -19, 2016  Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D
     
     Students will be finishing their SketchUp and putting it in One Note using the snipping tool.  Then begin catapult construction.
     
    Daily Topic
    A Days
    12/12- Students will begin constructing the base of their catapults
    12/13 - Catapult Construction
    12/14 - Catapult Construction
     
    B Days
    12/15 - Students will begin constructing the base of their catapults
    12/16 - Catapult Construction
    12/19 - Catapult Construction
     
    Dec. 2 - Dec. 9, 2016
    Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D
     
    Students will begin their Catapult Design Challenge.  Catapult 
    Daily Topic
    A Days
    12/2 - Students will be introduced to the 3D Wharehouse and download a full scale popsicle stick. 
    12/5 - Students will learn to Move, Copy and Rotate the sticks as needed to form a Catapult Design.
    12/6 - Students will finish their Catapult Designs in SketchUp. 
    B Days
    12/7 - Students will be introduced to the 3D Wharehouse and download a full scale popsicle stick. 
    12/8 - Students will learn to Move, Copy and Rotate the sticks as needed to form a Catapult Design.
    12/9 - Students will finish their Catapult Designs in SketchUp. 
     
     
    November 28 - Dec. 1, 2016
    Standards 8.2.8.C.5, 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3, 8.2.8.D.5, 5.1.8.D.3, 5.2.8.D.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST. 6-8.1, 6-8.7, 6-8.2.D
     
    Students will begin their Catapult Design Challenge.  Catapult 
     
    November  14 - 23, 2016
    Standards 8.1.8.A.3, 8.2, 8.2.8.C.8, 8.2.8.D.1. 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3 8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2 
     
    Students will be doing their final testing of their egg structures.
     
    Daily Topic
    A days
    11/14 - Students will be testing their Egg Structures
    11/15 - Students will be retesting their Egg Structures to try for the school record (225 lbs.)
    11/16 -  Final testing and retesting for all A day students. 
    11/22 -  Students will offer re-design suggestions for the Egg Structures base on testing results.
    11/23 -  Half Day periods - Sketch Up practice and drills 
     
    B days
    11/17 - Students will be testing their Egg Structures
    11/18 - Students will be retesting their Egg Structures to try for the school record (225 lbs.)
    11/21 -  Final testing and retesting for all A day students. 
     
     
    November 1 - 9, 2016
    Standards 8.1.8.A.3, 8.2, 8.2.8.C.8, 8.2.8.D.1. 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3 8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2
     
    Students will finish building their Egg Structures.
     
    Daily Topic
    A days
     
    11/1 - Students will continue standing their structures up.
    11/2 - Students should add triangles and lamination to strengthen their structures.
    11/3 -  Students should add finishing touches to their structures and add up total basswood used. 
     
    B days
     
    11/4 - Students will continue standing their structures up.
    11/7 - Students should add triangles and lamination to strengthen their structures.
    11/9 -  Students should add finishing touches to their structures and add up total basswood used. 
     
     
     
    October 24 - 31, 2016
    Standards 8.1.8.A.3, 8.2, 8.2.8.C.8, 8.2.8.D.1. 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3 8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2
     
    Students will continue prototyping their Egg Structures
     
    Daily Topic
    A Days
    10/24 - Students will finish inner support pieces by sanding all angles correctly.
    10/25 - Students will stand up opposite sides using the T-pins in order to attach them.
    10/26 - Students will continue to add support pieces to their additional sides. 
     
    B Days
    10/27 - Students will finish inner support pieces by sanding all angles correctly.
    10/28 - Students will stand up opposite sides using the T-pins in order to attach them.
    10/31 - Students will continue to add support pieces to their additional sides. 
     
     
     
    October 14 - 20, 2016
    Standards 8.1.8.A.3, 8.2, 8.2.8.C.8, 8.2.8.D.1. 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3 8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2 
     
    Students will begin prototyping their Egg Structures.
     
    Daily Topic
    A days:
    10/14 - Create building template for Egg Structure using graph paper and cardboard. Cover with wax paper.
    10/17 - Begin cutting pieces of basswood to length using miter saw and miter box jig.
    10/18 - Begin gluing pieces of opposite sides together (create a top and bottom or left and right side or front and back) 
     
    Daily Topic
    B days:
    10/19 - Create building template for Egg Structure using graph paper and cardboard. Cover with wax paper.
    10/20 -  Begin cutting pieces of basswood to length using miter saw and miter box jig.
    10/21 -  Begin gluing pieces of opposite sides together (create a top and bottom or left and right side or front and back)
     
     
     
     
     
    September 30 - Oct 13, 2016
    Standards CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1, 2-D, 5.1.8.D.3, 9.1.8.A.2 
     
    Students will continue finalizing their Egg Structure designs through modeling and SketchUp designing.
     
    Daily topic:
    A days
    9/30- Students will be building Straw Models of the Egg Structures.
    10/5- Students Should finish Straw Models and begin SketchUp drawing.
    10/6 - Students will take the Literacy Pre Assessment Rube Goldberg.  Please read the article and answer the Quia questions. 
    B days
     10/7-  Students will take the Literacy Pre Assessment Rube Goldberg.  Please read the article and answer the Quia questions. 
    10/11 - Students Should finish Straw Models and begin SketchUp drawing.
    10/13 - Students will finish their SketchUp drawing of the Egg Structure.
     
     
     
    September 22 - 29, 2016
     Standards 8.1.8.A.3, 8.2, 8.2.8.C.8, 8.2.8.D.1. 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3
     
    Students will begin actual designs on their Egg Structures
     
    Daily Topic:
    A days
    9/22 - Research strengthening techniques in One Note.  Begin brainstorming in One Note.
    9/23 - Begin modeling a 3D plastic straw model.
    9/26 - Standards  WHST.6-8.2, 8.2.8.A.2
    Students will take the Literacy Pre Assessment Rube Goldberg.  Please read the article and answer the Quia questions. 
     
     Critique 3D Straw Model/Full Scale drawing of Egg Structure in Sketchup. 
     
    B days
    9/27 - Research strengthening techniques in One Note.  Begin brainstorming in One Note.
    9/28 - Begin modeling a 3D plastic straw model.
    9/29 - Critique 3D Straw Model/Full Scale drawing of Egg Structure in Sketchup. 
     
     
     
     
     
    September 14 -  21, 2016
    Standards 8.1.8.A.3, 8.2, 8.2.8.C.8, 8.2.8.D.1. 8.2.8.D.2, 8.2.8.D.3
     
    Students will begin their first major design challenge Egg Structure 
     
    Please click the following link to review the Science concepts necessary for proper structure design.
    You may then attempt to build the skyscraper at the end. 
     
    http://legacy.mos.org/etf/force.html
     
    Daily Topic:
    A days 
    9/14 - Stem 7 Pre-assessment (not graded in Genesis)
    9/15 - Egg Structure Introduction
    9/16-  Egg Structure forces and building techniques 
    B days 
    9/19 - Stem 7 Pre-assessment (not graded in Genesis)
    9/20 - Egg Structure Introduction
    9/21-  Egg Structure forces and building techniques 
     
     
    September 6 - 13, 2016 
     Standard 8.2.8.C.4, 8.2.8.A.4, 8.2.8.A.5
     
    Students will be introduced to the basic expectations for the class.  They will also begin designing a Cubby Box for storing materials throughout the year.
    Students will begin working on their Cubby Box Designs.  Cubby Box.  
     
    Please bring your throw away box to class on Wednesday for A day classes and Monday for B day classes.  You will lose class participation points if you don't bring the box!
     
     Daily Topic:
     
    9/6 A day - Expectations, Design Process and Cubby Intro.
    9/7 A day - Cubby Design and building.
    9/8 A day - Finish Cubby Building and Cubby Sketch. 
    9/9 B day -  Expectations, Design Process and Cubby Intro.
    9/12 B day - Cubby Design and building.
    9/13 B day - Finish Cubby Building and Cubby Sketch.