Welcome to our Articles & Homework locator. All homework will be posted on this site and students can track all homework assigned even if they are absent. Students are responsible for completing all homework regardless of absences. Homework is designed to support classwork, it is not a substitute to doing classwork. All homework should be completed in student notebooks and is due on the next class day.
Homework readings are assigned to help students learn about a new topic or to support a unit. There are several reading levels in parentheses after the title of each article. The reading levels are as follows: Level A readings are K5 grades or lower, B level readings are 6-7 grade levels. C level readings are 8-9th grade levels, students should use a dictionary) . Students should complete all homework regardless of reading levels. New vocabulary words (words students read for the 1st time or don’t understand) should be documented in the back of their notebooks with word definitions.
7th Grade Summer Readings: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/Summer%20Reading%20-%20Packet%20for%20Rising%207th%20Graders.pdf
Unit 1: Geology
1a) Creation of the World – Hebrew: Homework 1
Creation of the World- American Indian : – Homework 1
Creation of the World – Africa: Homework 1
Homework # 2 – Video Ring of Fire – review video section or your class section for specific questions to answer.
Homework # 3 – Final draft Habits & Goals Worksheet
Homework # 4 – Complete all note taking section of your notes.
Homework # 5 – Note Taking / Note Making – BrainPop : Solar System
Homework # 6 – Using classroom readings, videos & BrainPop videos Create a model that explains your understanding of only one (1) of the following:
- A model of the spiral, elliptical & irregular galaxy. Your model of these galaxies must include an essay that explains the objects that are found in each galaxy.
- A model that explains & shows the sequence of how a Star (Sun) is created. Your model must include an essay that explains how a sun is created.
- A Model that explains & shows the sequence of how a Dwarf Sun becomes a Black Hole. Your model must include an essay that explains the sequence of how a dwarf sun becomes a black hole.
- A model that explains & shows the location of the sun and the planets in our solar system. Your model must include an essay that explains the distance of each planet from the sun, a description of the environment of each planet. This essay must explain how scientist defines a planet.
- A model of planet earth only. Your model must include an essay that explains the distance of planet Earth from the sun, a description of the environment of our planet and an explanation of why this planet is the only one to contain living organisms.
ALL MODELS MUST BE ORIGINALS AND NOT PURCHASED FROM A STORE.
PLEASE READ YOUR NOTES IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT A MODEL IS.
1a) What is a rock? – http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/rocks-article/
1b) History of Planet Earth (B level): Classwork
1c) From the Earth to Outer Space:
from_the_earth_to_outer_space.pdf .pdf student
1d) The Power of the Earth (A level):
1e) Earth Science Pangaea (A level):
1f) Learning about Volcanoes:
1 ) How Rocks are Like Desserts.
2) A Modern Pompei:
3) Rock, Rumble Roar :
4) Earth rocks! (A level):
5) What is a Rock (A level):
6) Big News About Old Rocks (B Level) :
7) Hard Rocks (B level): Read the following story/
Answer the questions: hard rocks questions file_5196.pdf student
8) Water a Give & Take (B level):
9) Tornado Scientist (B level):
10) A Dangerous landslide (A level):
11) Watch for Steady Rocks :
11a) Mountains (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/SummerReads-Mountains.pdf
12) Will Human Life Come to an End on Earth: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/will_human_life_on_earth_come_to_an_end_1060_passage_and_questions_0.pdf
13) Different Forms of Water (B Level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1160_different_forms_of_water.pdf
14) Everyday Energy (C Level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1120_everyday_energy_0.pdf
15) Processes: Complicated relationships between living creatures & inorganic materials such as rocks and minerals. http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1280_processes.pdf
16) The Rise of Oxygen in the Earths Atmosphere: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/the_rise_of_oxygen_in_the_earths_atmosphere_1240_passage_and_questions.pdf
17) An Introduction to Weather (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/weather_an_introduction_to_weather_700.pdf
18) How Glaciers Changed the Earth (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/930_how_glaciers_change_the_world.pdf
19) Water on the Earth (C level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1300_water_on_the_earth_0.pdf
20) Earthquakes Tremors from Bellow (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/earthquakes_tremors_from_below_what_causes_the_earth_to_shake.pdf
20 a) Earthquakes (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/710_earth_science_earthquakes.pdf
21) Is the Earth Getting Warmer? (B Level) : is_the_earth_getting_warmer_0-2 student
22) Water is everything (C level) :http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/water_is_everything_1170_passage_and_questions_0.pdf
23) Hurricanes (A level): earth_science_hurricanes_0 student
24) New York Building “Going Green” (C level): new_york_buildings_going_green student
25) Earth’s Moon (A level):
26) Space Junk (B level): space_junk_1130_passage_and_questions_0 student
27) Learning about Earth (A level) : http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/learning_about_earth_questions.pdf
28) Solar Absorbers and the Future of Electricity (B level): solar_absorbers_and_the_future_of_electricity student
29) Plate Tectonics and Large Scale System Interactions (A level):
30) Mount Pinatubo and The Ring of Fire (C level): mount_pinatubo_and_the_ring_of_fire student
31) Tornadoes (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/850_earth_science_tornadoes.pdf
32) Volcanoes (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/780_earth_science_volcanoes.pdf
33) Fuels of the Future (B Level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/Fuels%20of%20the%20Future%20Passage.pdf
34) Floods (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/720_earth_science_floods.pdf
35) Explore our Solar System (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/explore_our_solar_system_3rd_grade.pdf
36) Energy for Life (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1170_energy_for_life.pdf
37) Longest and Shortest Days (A level) : http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/350_the_longest_and_shortest_days.pdf
38) Take Care of Our Planet (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/640_take_care_of_our_planet.pdf
39) The Power of the Wind (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/the_power_of_the_wind_820_passage_and_questions.pdf
40) The Whys of Weather The Colors of the Rainbow: Adapted from a Native American -Legend: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/380_the_whys_of_weather_the_colors_of_the_rainbow_0.pdf
41) Monster of the North – An expedition to the Arctic has uncovered a giant sea reptile:http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/Monster%20of%20the%20North%20Passage.pdf
42) The Variety of Maps (Active Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics, and “The Ring of Fire”: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1050_the_variety_of_maps.pdf
43) The Cooling from the Warmth of Nature – Solar Power (C level) : http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1230_the_cooling_from_the_warmth_of_nature_0.pdf
44) Waves and Water (A level) : http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1030_waves_and_water.pdf
Teacher Resources: http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade2/moonshot-flight-apollo-11/read-aloud-lesson
A Playground Problem” http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/a_playground_problem_questions_2.pdf
Eco Pyramid : http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1080_the_eco_pyramid_0.pdf
What Mitosis has to do with families: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/what_mitosis_has_to_do_with_families_1160_passage_and_questions.pdf
Honey to the Bee (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/990_honey_to_the_bee_0.pdf
Worldwide Loss of Bees a Growing Consern(B level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/worldwide_loss_of_bees_a_growing_concern_1340_passage_and_questions.pdf
Hard Times for Honey Bees (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/file_4899.pdf
Ecosystem of the Forest: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1000_the_ecosystem_of_the_forest_0.pdf
Two Sets Build Difference (bird genetic materials) (C level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1310_two_sets_to_build_difference.pdf
Wetlands & Habitat Loss (C level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1220_wetlands_and_habitat_loss_0.pdf
The American Chestnut (trees): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1050_the_american_chestnut_0.pdf
All the Pieces Matter (ecosystems): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/940_all_the_pieces_matter.pdf
A Ton of Trash: http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/a_ton_of_trash_passage.pdf
Heat Energy and Bicycling in New York City (B level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1070_heat_energy_and_bicycling_in_new_york_city.pdf
What the Big Idea about Marine Biology? Creatures and Ecosystems in the Ocean (A level): http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/what_s_the_big_idea_about_marine_biology_creatures_and_ecosystems_of_the_ocean.pdf
The Short‐Term Impact of the Zebra Mussel Invasion (B level):
Wonderful World of Wasps (A level) :http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/wonderful_world_of_wasps.pdf