MS SCHOOL CIA MONDAY Oct 20

3 ds pages of handout, 1 ds 9th/10th, 3 ds of kid talk 1 per table, 1 pink sign in

Announcements:

Welcome to science teaching!

Science is the key to the future

Hand in: Teacher Info Forms, Syllabus/outline (or send later)

New Teachers:

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Books/Materials: Funded from school, please report NEEDED missing materials ASAP. The key is to form a cooperative relationship with administration.

Rich agrees to coordinate “extras” with needs.

Late Sep: need people to help with materials donated by Bayer, other items

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Supervisor: 08-09: increased role working with Cambridge, supervising priority schools. District improvement plan now includes science, both in scheduling and in achievement goals. Focus of science supervision will be on new teachers.

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Some PD:

Oct 21 Yale Science Teacher reception, Oct 25 CT Science Teacher Conference, , BioBus, Other?

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Science Fair: Cathy vanDyke (CoopChem last year), now mentor supervisor, important dates coming up

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Nov. 4 Full day PD for 7-12 teachers. Will send out a note calling for presenters, many went to summer/outside training that they can share with others. Plan is for 3-4 hours of “sign up” 1 hr sessions. Location Sound School

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sciencedebate2008.com, if you want to involve science and the election.

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CAPT/CMT results:

Posted on Schoolnet, use your own class lists from this year or last year to drill down to specific results.

CMT Results grade 8:

 

Physical/17

Earth/17

Life/17

Content/30

Inquiry/21

New Haven

50%

48%

48%

50%

47%

 

SCIENCE 8

SCIENCE 8

SCIENCE 8

8th

 

 

% Goal Range

% Proficient

ACHIEVEMENT GAPS in % PROFICIENCY (WHITE-AVG MINORITY)

 

New London

16.8

29.9

24.2

 

Hartford

17

32.3

38.3

 

Bridgeport

18

37.1

23.8

 

New Britain

21.6

42.3

29.1

 

Waterbury

22

42.7

31.3

 

Windham

22.4

39.2

34

 

Bloomfield

23.1

50.3

-

 

New Haven

25.2

45.4

34.8

 

District plan 8th CMT % Prof to 65% by 2011, 10th CAPT % Prof to 72%, with gaps of < 10%


 

 TEST STRANDS

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th

5th

5th

5th

5th

5th

5th

 

8th

8th

8th

8th

8th

8th

8th

Group

Physical

Earth

Life

Content

Inquiry

GOAL%

PROF%

 

GOAL%

PROF%

Physical

Earth

Life

Content

Inquiry

State

65%

62%

69%

63%

70%

55.2

81.1

State

58.9

75.2

65%

62%

63%

65%

61%

New Haven

50%

49%

54%

48%

54%

21.3

53.8

New Haven

25.2

45.4

50%

48%

48%

50%

47%

Barnard Env

46%

46%

52%

46%

51%

14.9

46.8

Barnard Env Magnet

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Beecher Sch

47%

44%

46%

44%

48%

16.7

40.9

Beecher Sch

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Jepson

58%

53%

60%

54%

61%

26.5

70.6

Benjamin Jepson

15.6

44.4

46%

45%

46%

45%

46%

Betsy Ross Arts

57%

56%

60%

55%

62%

34.8

73.0

Betsy Ross Arts

40.2

70.1

59%

55%

58%

56%

59%

Bishop Woods

53%

50%

57%

50%

58%

27.3

60.6

Bishop Woods Sch

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Celentano Sch

43%

45%

47%

43%

49%

11.4

34.3

Celentano Sch

25.0

47.7

47%

51%

50%

50%

49%

Clemente

41%

42%

49%

42%

47%

5.7

34.3

Clemente Leadership

10.0

28.9

45%

41%

39%

45%

37%

Clinton Avenue

46%

41%

45%

41%

47%

4.8

35.5

Clinton Avenue Sch

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Columbus

49%

47%

48%

45%

52%

6.1

48.5

Columbus Family Acad

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Conte West Hills

53%

54%

59%

52%

60%

25.4

64.2

Conte West Hills

40.5

62.2

56%

53%

56%

55%

55%

Davis

56%

54%

56%

51%

61%

20.0

72.0

Davis 21st Century

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock

44%

49%

56%

45%

56%

14.0

52.6

East Rock Global

16.7

33.3

43%

46%

48%

46%

44%

Edgewood Sch

66%

59%

69%

62%

68%

49.0

83.7

Edgewood Sch

45.7

78.3

66%

58%

58%

58%

65%

Fair Haven

43%

45%

48%

43%

48%

4.3

38.3

Fair Haven

17.9

40.2

49%

46%

42%

47%

43%

Hill Central

34%

38%

48%

39%

41%

13.0

32.6

Hill Central Music

2.5

15.0

36%

39%

42%

40%

39%

John C Daniels

55%

57%

60%

53%

63%

23.1

80.8

John C Daniels

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

John S Martinez

47%

46%

59%

49%

53%

16.2

47.3

John S Martinez Sch

16.7

33.3

48%

41%

43%

46%

41%

Kath Brennan

39%

36%

41%

35%

43%

2.9

28.6

Katherine Brennan

0.0

14.7

36%

34%

34%

39%

29%

King Robinson

49%

46%

51%

47%

51%

13.5

51.4

King Robinson Magnet

40.9

63.6

61%

52%

55%

55%

58%

Lincoln Bassett

45%

46%

45%

44%

47%

19.4

41.7

Lincoln Bassett Sch

13.5

29.7

43%

42%

41%

45%

38%

Microsociety

53%

52%

55%

50%

57%

21.1

63.2

Microsociety Magnet

14.3

42.9

51%

46%

50%

50%

47%

Nathan Hale Sch

56%

53%

61%

54%

61%

21.2

69.2

Nathan Hale Sch

53.7

74.1

62%

61%

64%

62%

62%

Ross Woodward

44%

44%

47%

43%

47%

9.7

37.5

Ross Woodward Sch

12.7

28.2

43%

41%

38%

43%

38%

Sheridan

61%

57%

71%

60%

67%

45.8

75.0

Sheridan Commun MS

42.4

58.8

56%

55%

57%

58%

54%

Troup Magnet

53%

49%

52%

48%

56%

17.2

55.2

Troup Magnet

33.3

51.0

55%

51%

52%

51%

54%

Truman Sch

44%

41%

46%

42%

47%

11.9

32.2

Truman Sch

17.3

38.7

48%

45%

46%

48%

44%

Urban Youth Ctr

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

Urban Youth Ctr MS

0.0

0.0

27%

29%

26%

32%

21%

Vincent E Mauro

66%

69%

69%

68%

67%

59.6

83.0

Vincent E Mauro

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Wexler Grant

54%

53%

61%

53%

61%

35.0

65.0

Wexler Grant

16.3

32.7

45%

42%

43%

44%

42%

WorthHooker

68%

65%

70%

63%

74%

62.5

80.0

Worthington Hooker

69.7

87.9

69%

67%

68%

69%

66%


Assessments: Revisions, suggestions WERE due by Oct 1 via email

Quarter One:

Oct 20 Grade 7/8 Tests and Scantrons distributed at CIA

Oct 27 Grade 9-12 Tests and Scantrons distributed at CIA/mailed

Oct 30-Nov 10 Tests given (end of quarter Nov 14)

Nov 17 Scantrons back at Supervisor

Nov 19 Scantrons to data center

 

Quarter Two:

Jan 12 Grade 7/8 Tests and Scantrons distributed at CIA

 Grade 9-12 Tests and Scantrons distributed via mail

Jan 21-Jan 30 Tests given (end of quarter Jan 30)

Feb 6 Scantrons back at Supervisor

Feb 10 Scantrons to data center

 

Quarter Three:

Mar 16 Grade 7/8 Tests and Scantrons distributed at CIA

Mar 23 Grade 9-12 Tests and Scantrons distributed at CIA

Mar 30-Apr 7 Tests given (end of quarter Apr 9)

Apr 15 Scantrons back at Supervisor

Apr 17 Scantrons to data center

 

Quarter Four:

June 1 Grade 7-12 Tests and Scantrons distributed mail

June 8-18Tests given (end of quarter June 25)

June 29 Scantrons back at Supervisor

June 30 Scantrons to data center

Intro to PD topics for the year: Science Conversations and Science Learning: what research shows.

 


7th Grade Pacing Guide

UNIT 1: PROPERTIES OF MATTER

C0. Describe matter and its properties.

C1. Describe the properties of common elements such as oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, iron, and aluminum.

CINQ1. Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation.

CINQ5. Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.

CINQ6. Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.

DISTRICT EMBEDDED TASK: STAYING AFLOAT

UNIT 2: CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

C 2. Describe how the properties of simple compounds, such as water and table salt, are different from the properties of the elements of which they are made.

C 3. Explain how mixtures can be separated by using the properties of the substances from which they are made, such as particle size, density, solubility and boiling point.

Q1 Assessment

UNIT 3: CELLS

C 15. Describe the basic structures of an animal cell, including nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondria and cell membrane, and how they function to support life.

C 25. Explain the similarities and differences in cell division in somatic and germ cells.

UNIT 4: GENETICS/REPRODUCTION

C 26. Describe the structure and function of the male and female human reproductive systems, including the process of egg and sperm production.

C 27. Describe how genetic information is organized in genes on chromosomes, and explain sex determination in humans

Q2 Assessment

UNIT 5: LIFE SYSTEMS: MUSCULO-SKELETAL

C 17. Explain how the human musculo-skeletal system supports the body and allows movement.

Q3 Assessment

UNIT 6: LIFE SYSTEMS: BIOCHEMICAL

C 16. Describe the structures of the human digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems, and explain how they function to bring oxygen and nutrients to the cells and expel waste materials.

ET: CMT Task Heartbeat

UNIT 7 MICROBES/FOOD PRESERVATION

C 21. Describe how freezing, dehydration, pickling and irradiation prevent food spoilage caused by microbes

ET: Food Preservation Project

. Q4 Assessment


8th Grade Outline

UNIT 1: STATIC FORCES/BRIDGES

CINQ5 Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.

CINQ6 Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.

C. 23 Describe the qualitative relationships among force, mass

C. 30 Explain how beam, truss and suspension bridges are designed to withstand the forces that act on them

ST: STRONG BRIDGES

Q1 Assessment

UNIT 2 MOTION

C 22. Calculate the average speed of a moving object and illustrate the motion of objects in graphs of distance over time.

C 23. Describe the qualitative relationships among force, mass and changes in motion.

C 24. Describe the forces acting on an object moving in a circular path

ST: REQUIRED EMBEDDED CMT TASK: SHIPPING/SLIDING

 

UNIT 3 PLANETARY MOTION/PHASES/SEASONS/ECLIPSES

C 28. Explain the effect of gravity on the orbital movement of planets in the solar system.

C 29. Explain how the regular motion and relative position of the sun, Earth and moon affect the seasons, phases of the moon and eclipses.

Q 2 Assessment

UNIT 4 LANDFORMS & CONSTRUCTIVE/DESTRUCTIVE EARTH FORCES

C 18. Describe how folded and faulted rock layers provide evidence of the gradual up and down motion of the Earth’s crust.

C 19. Explain how glaciation, weathering and erosion create and shape valleys and floodplains.

UNIT 5 TECTONIC PLATES

C 20. Explain how the boundaries of tectonic plates can be inferred from the location of earthquakes and volcanoes.

 

CMT TEST 1st Week of March

Q3 Assessment

UNIT 6 ROCK CYCLE

D.21 Explain how internal energy of the Earth causes matter to cycle through the magma and the solid earth.

 

UNIT 7 NATURAL DISASTERS

8.f.3 National Standard

 


 

Intro Video:

8th Grade class, given instruction on ingneous, metamorphic, sedimentary rocks. Some practice with “science talks” (how rocks are formed). Rules for science talks include to be a good listener, but teacher admits that often just meant be silent till you can talk/question.

 

Task: Day one, discuss with groups, Day two: build model of rock cycle

Teacher is helping a more organized group in classroom, this group is in the hallway.

 

2 min in: What suggestions should she give the group?

 

What do you think about how she intervened?

 

7 minutes in: What do you think of the students’ summary/progress?

 

11 min in: What about her explanation with shoe?

 

 

After this video:

 

Do you think that science talks could help you as a teacher figure out students’ learning?

 

 

How can you structure science talks?

 

Also:

            Examine the pacing guide for the year to see if there are any issues/changes.

 

            See what other data you need from CMT/CAPT.