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    Name: Jacey Moody
    6th and 7th Grade Science, Middle School Girls' Coach
    ale Middle School
    E-mail: jacey.moody@sunnyvaleisd.com
    Phone: 972-226-2922

    This Week in Class
    Week of: January 16, 2017
     What are we learning this week? 
       6th Grade 7th Grade 
     Monday   Martin Luther King Holiday Martin Luther King Holiday
     Tuesday Why do Earth's Plates move? What is Natural Selection? Notes and Who wants to live a million years simulation
     Wednesday Graham Cracker Tectonics edible lab Types of Natural Selection Notes/Practice

    Science MAP Testing

    Science MAP Testing

    Friday Finish Science MAP Testing; Inclined planes/pulleys introduction (AT&T Stadium Field Trip) Finish Science MAP Testing; Finish leaf dichotomous key


    What assignments are due this week?

    6th Grade:



    Due Wednesday:  “Why the Plates Move” lesson glued in Notebook; Questions due at the beginning of the class 


    7th Grade: 


    Thursday: Types of Natural Selection Worksheet 

    Learning Resources . . . what websites, videos, materials will be helpful?


    6th Grade:



    Science Objective:  Earth and Space -  The student understands the structure of Earth, the rock cycle, and plate tectonics.The student is expected to:

    6.10 A- build a model to illustrate the structural layers of Earth, including the inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, asthenosphere, and lithosphere.

    6.10 C - identify the major tectonic plates, including Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Pacific, North American, and South American; and

    6.10 D - describe how plate tectonics causes major geological events such as ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building.


    Moody Web Page:  There is a link titled "Science Instructional Videos" that will be updated regularly with videos to help clarify, explain the current concepts students are learning.

    Helpful website on Minerals:




    7th Grade:

    Science Objective:  Organisms and environments. The student knows that populations and species demonstrate variation and inherit many of their unique traits through gradual processes over many generations. The student is expected to:

    7.11A  examine organisms or their structures such as insects or leaves and use dichotomous keys for identification;

    7.11B  explain variation within a population or species by comparing external features, behaviors, or physiology of organisms that enhance their survival such as migration, hibernation, or storage of food in a bulb; and

    7.11C  identify some changes in genetic traits that have occurred over several generations through natural selection and selective breeding such as the Galapagos Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza fortis) or domestic animals.


    Moody Web Page:  There is a link titled "Science Instructional Videos" that will be updated regularly with videos to help clarify, explain the curriculum.



    Planning ahead... What are the upcoming assignments, projects, tests, etc. for which students should plan?
    7th grade: Dichotomous Key- 1/22/18, Natural Selection and Variation Test- 1/31/18
    6th grade: "Plate Tectonics" Test - 2/1/18