Laura Furfaro

 
Mishawaka Catholic School Mission Statement
 
Mishawaka Catholic School builds disciples of Jesus Christ through faith formation, academic excellence and service to others in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
 
 
Welcome to Science

 Welcome to the class page for science! 
 
I am excited to be teaching science for grades 6, 7, and 8! I will update this webpage weekly, so please check it often for information about homework, quizzes, tests and what's happening in the classroom.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns at lfurfaro@mcmish.org
 
 
State Standards
 
Use the link below to access the Indiana State Standards for Science. Just click on Science and Computer Science and go to your students grade level.
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
News and Notes


**Science Fair schedule is available on my homework page in the Science Fair folder


6th and 8th grade parents, please remind your student about Science Fair deadlines!


Science Fair Proposal Due Wed. 11/14!
Bibliography worksheet and background research plan Due Wed. 11/28
Variables and Hypothesis worksheet Due Wed. 12/5 
Typed Materials List and Procedure Due Wed. 12/12






Important links for Science Fair:
 
NIRSEF information

Science Buddies
 
 

 





Week of December 10 - December 14
 

Important news and dates:

Second week of Advent



This week in Science

December 10 - December 14

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Review Ecology test


New Unit: The Earth in Space

Act. 71 Sunlight and Shadows

Finish Act. 71

Act. 72: Measuring Shadows, Measuring Time

vocab flashcards due

Science Fair: Materials List and Procedure Due

Act. 73 A Day on Earth

Vocab/activity quiz



7th Grade

Act. 49 Comparing Site Risk


Karst Topography webquest

Review for test

Plate Tectonics Test

Finish Karst Topography activity


8th Grade

Finish Act. 17 Modeling Molecules




Read Law of Conservation of Mass


Balancing chemical equations video


Balancing Chemical equations practice


Science Fair: Materials List and Procedure Due

Balancing Chemical equations practice

Periodic Table Project DUE!!!

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change






This week in Science

December 3 - December 7

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Ecology Review

Ecology Review

Ecology Unit Test


Variables and Hypothesis worksheet  DUE!!!

Intro: The Earth in Space

Act. 71 Sunlight and Shadows

Finish Act. 71



7th Grade

7P finish Act. 45


7G Act. 46 Convection Currents


Study Guide Due Friday, 12/7

7P Act. 46 Convection Currents


7G Act. 47 Spreading Plates -- computer lab

7P Act. 47 Spreading Plates -- computer lab


7G Act. 48 Other types of plate motion computer lab

7P Act. 48 Other types of plate motion computer lab


7G Comparing Site Risk


7P Comparing Site Risk


8th Grade

Bohr model and Lewis Dot model practice



Act. 17 Modeling Molecules



Read Law of Conservation of Mass


Balancing chemical equations video


Variables and Hypothesis worksheet  DUE!!!

Balancing Chemical equations practice

Balancing Chemical equations practice


*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





This week in Science

November 26 - November 30

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 84 Clam Catch


Study guide due Fri. 11/30


Test Tuesday, 12/4

Act. 85 Is There Room for One More?

Finish Act. 85


Bibliography worksheet and background research plan for science fair DUE!!!

Act. 87 Too Many Mussels?


Ecology Review


Study guide due

7th Grade

7P Act. 42 The Theory of Plate Tectonics


7G finish Act. 42

Act. 43 Measuring Earthquakes

Geologic Timeline DUE!!!


7P Act. 43 Measuring Earthquakes

7G Act. 44 Mapping Plates

7P Act. 44 Mapping Plates



7G finish Act. 44

7P finish Act. 44


7G Act. 45 Understanding Plate Boundaries

7P Act. 45


7G finish Act. 45

8th Grade

Review Ch. 3 test


Introduce Elements and Periodic Table Project





Periodic table powerpoint


Elements, electrons, and models powerpoint

Bohr model practice


Bibliography worksheet and background research plan for science fair DUE!!!

Act. 17 Modeling Molecules


Confirmation retreat


*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





This week in Science

November 19 - November 20

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Grandparents Day


Bibliography worksheet and background research plan for science fair DUE Wed. 11/28!!!

Thanksgiving Feast

No school


Happy Thanksgiving!

No school


7th Grade

Grandparents Day


Geologic Timeline DUE Tues. 11/27!!!

Thanksgiving Feast

No school

Happy Thanksgiving!

No school


8th Grade

Grandparents Day


Bibliography worksheet and background research plan for science fair DUE Wed. 11/28!!!

Thanksgiving Feast

No school



Happy Thanksgiving!

No school



*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change




This week in Science

November 12 - November 16

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Invasive species project presentations


Activities quiz Fri.

Act. 83 A Suitable Habitat

Science Fair Proposal DUE!!!!!!!


Science Fair research day

Act. 84 Clam Catch

Activities quiz

Over Activities 75, 79, 80 and 82




7th Grade

7P: Act. 39 Earth Time


7G: Act. 40 The Continent Puzzle


Activities quiz Fri.

7P: Act. 40 The Continent Puzzle


7G: Act: 41



Geologic Timeline Table 1 DUE

7P: Act. 41



7G: Act. 42

Work day: Geologic Timeline

Activities Quiz over Activities 37-41

8th Grade

Ch. 3 review


Ch. 3 Periodic Table Test Fri.

Introduce Periodic Table Project

Science Fair Proposal DUE!!!!!!!


Science Fair research day


Review for test

Ch. 3 Periodic Table  Test



*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





This week in Science

November 5 - November 9

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 80 Nature’s Recyclers part 1


Vocab flashcards Due Wed.


Vocab quiz Friday

Act. 80 Nature’s Recyclers part 2

Act. 82 The Cells of Producers


Vocab flashcards due

Finish Act. 82


Invasive species project presentations

Vocab quiz


Invasive species project presentations




7th Grade

7P: Act. 36 Storing Waste


7G: Act. 37 Volcanic Landforms


Vocab 2 flashcards due Wed.

7P: Act. 37 Volcanic Landforms


7P: vocab 1 quiz


7G: Act. 38 Beneath Earth’s Surface

7P: Act. 38 Beneath Earth’s Surface



7G: Act. 39 Earth Time vocab flashcards due

Introduce Geologic Timeline Project


7P: Act. 39 Earth Time


7G: Act. 40 The Continent Puzzle

Vocab 2 quiz



8th Grade

Ch. 3 sec. 3


Atoms quiz Fri.

Ch. 3 sec. 4

Ch. 3 sec. 5

Periodic People Activity

Atoms quiz


Ch. 3 review

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





This week in Science

October 29 - November 2

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Finish Act. 77

Act. 79 Eating for Energy




Questions for Field Study Due

Introduce

Science Fair


Computer lab to

explore science fair ideas

Faith Family Day

at St. Joseph

All Saints Day


Finish Act. 79

Work Day: Invasive species project




1:00 Dismissal


7th Grade

Review Test


The Rock Cycle Webquest


New vocab


New Unit: Plate Tectonics


Act. 36 Storing Waste 7P-Rock Cycle Webquest

Vocab flashcards due



Act. 37 Volcanic Landforms

Faith Family Day

at St. Joseph

All Saints Day



No science


7G-Vocab quiz


7P- Rock Cycle quiz

1:00 Dismissal Rock Cycle Webquest Due

8th Grade

Ch. 1 sec 1 questions




Vocab flashcards words #11-20 due

Ch. 3 sec. 2

Introduce

Science Fair


Computer lab to

explore science fair ideas

Faith Family Day

at St. Joseph

All Saints Day


Vocab quiz

words #11-20


1:00 Dismissal


No science

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





This week in Science

October 22 - October 26

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Work Day: Invasive species project

Battell Park for Field Study



JACC mass


Parent teacher conferences

No school


Parent teacher conferences

No school



7th Grade

Review Study Guide


Review game

Unit Test

Rocks and Minerals


JACC mass


Homeroom finish saints project


Parent teacher conferences

No school


Parent teacher conferences

No school

8th Grade

Finish notes - atoms


Ch. 3 sec. 2

Ch. 3 sec. 3

JACC mass


Parent teacher conferences

No school


Parent teacher conferences

No school

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





This week in Science

October 15 - October 19

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 76 People Birds and Bats


New vocab

Act. 86 Taking a Look Outside - prep for field study

Battell Park for Field Study


Vocab flashcards due

Act. 77 Ups and Downs

Work Day: Invasive species project


Vocab quiz

7th Grade

Act. 18 Every Rock Tells a Story


Study Guide

Due Mon. 10/22

Act. 20 Identifying Rock Types


Unit Test next Tuesday, 10/23

Act. 21 Modeling Rock Layers



Act. 22 The Rock Cycle Game

Act. 23 Making Minerals

8th Grade

Physical/chemical change and change of state activity


New vocab flashcards due Thursday, 10/18

Words 1-10

Density escape Room

Intro to Chemistry



Act. 16 Elements and the Periodic Table

Act. 15 Families of Elements



Vocab quiz

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change






This week in Science

October 8 - October 12

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Review Test


Introduced Species Project


Vocab flashcards due

Introduced Species Project


Act. 75 Classifying Animals

Act. 76 People Birds and Bats

Vocab quiz

7th Grade

Act. 15 Mineral Properties


Vocab words 11-20 flashcards due Wed.

Act. 16 Mineral Identification

Vocab flashcards due


Act. 17 The Minerals in Rocks

Act. 18 Every Rock Tells a Story

Vocab quiz

8th Grade

Review for test

Unit test:

Studying Materials Scientifically

8th grade to Four Winds Field for CPR training

Rough draft of Activity 10 lab report due

Peer editing

Activity 10 Lab Report Due

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change




This week in Science

October 1 - October 5

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Faith Family Day

At St. Bavo

Unit test

Tuesday, 10/2


New Unit: Ecology

Act. 72 The Miracle Fish


New vocab: flashcards due Monday, 10/8

Finish Act 72


Review Test

Act. 73 Introduced Species



7th Grade

Faith Family Day

At St. Bavo

Review test

New unit: Rocks and Minerals

Act. 12 Observing Natural Resources

New vocab flashcards due Thursday

Finish Act. 12


Act. 13 Diamond Dilemma

Act. 14 Analyzing Diamond Data vocab flashcards due

Vocab quiz

8th Grade

Faith Family Day

At St. Bavo

Finish Act. 10

Density of Unknown Solids

Lab Report for Act. 10 introduced

Lab Report Due 10/12

Rough draft due Thursday, 10/11

Study Guide Due 10/5

Act. 11 Choosing a Cleaner

Density Escape Room

Study Guide Due


Unit test Tuesday, 10/9

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change




This week in Science

September 24 - September 28

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 8 Data Toss

Sub


work on Study Guide

Finish Act. 8

Study Guide due


Review study guide

Review for unit test


Unit test

Tuesday, 10/2

7th Grade

Act. 10 Organic Matter Test


Sub


Act. 11 Garden Action

Study Guide Due


Review study guide

Review for test

Unit Test

Studying Soils Scientifically


8th Grade

Act. 8 Measuring Volume




Sub


Act. 8 analysis questions

Read Act. 9

prep for lab

Act. 9 measuring Mass, Calculating Density


Act. 10 Density of Unknown Solids

Act. 10 Density of Unknown Solids Household Hazardous Waste homework due

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change






This week in Science

September 17 - September 21

 

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Finish Act. 4


Act. 5 Can You Feel the Difference


Introduce new vocab


Act. 6 Finding the Nerve


Act. 7 Studying People Qualitatively and Quantitatively


Vocab flashcards due

Finish Act. 7


Prep Act. 8

Act. 8 Data Toss


Vocab quiz

7th Grade

Act. 6 Describing Soil


Introduce new vocab

Act. 7 Mapping Soils

Act. 8 The Dust Bowl


Vocab flashcards due

Act. 9 Nutrients in Soil

Prep Act. 10


Vocab quiz


8th Grade

Act. 6 Identifying Liquids




Act. 7 Identifying Solids

Check Act. 5-7

Act. 8 Measuring Volume

Act. 9 Calculating Density


Activities Quiz 1-6

 

*If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed

*If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.

**Schedule is subject to change





 



This week in Science

September 10 - September 14

 

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6th Grade

Act. 2  Pellagra Story


Chat Stations quiz review

Scientific Method Quiz


Vocab flashcards due


Act. 4 Testing Medicines Scientifically

Act. 5 Can You Feel the Difference


Vocab Quiz


Act. 6 Finding the Nerve

Act. 7 Studying People Qualitatively and Quantitatively

7th Grade

Act. 2 The Garden Problem


Chat Stations quiz review


Scientific Method Quiz


Vocab flashcards due


Act. 3 Observing Soil

Act. 4 Soil Columns

Vocab Quiz


Act. 5 Soil Composition

Act. 6 Describing Soil

8th Grade

Act. 3 A Plan to Separate


Scientific Method Quiz


Vocab flashcards due


Act. 4 Hazardous Materials at home

Marian shadow day

Vocab Quiz


Act. 5 Separating the Mixture

Act.6 Identifying Liquids

  • If you are absent, please see me to find out what you missed
  • If you miss a quiz/test, schedule a time with me to make it up.
    **Schedule is subject to change

 

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