Claus, Mr. Randall

Earthworm Virtual Dissection

Earthworm Dissection How To Video #1

Earthworm Dissection Video #2 

9th & 10th Biology




Pond Succession

Ecological Succession After Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Eruption


Surtsey Surprises!

Properties of Carbon

Acids and Bases

Properties of Water

Four Kinds of Chemical Bonds

Covalent and Ionic Bonds


A.  Ch. 4.3 Worksheets, p. 54-56

B.  Ch. 4.3 Assessment, p. 109, #s 1-3

C.  Ch. 4.4 Notes:  Write the following terms and their definitions:

biome, canopy, understory, deciduous, coniferous, humus, taiga, permafrost, Identify the areas that are not classified into a major biome.

C.  Ch. 4.4 Worksheets, p. 57-60

D.  Ch. 4.4 Assessment, p. 116, #s 1-3

E.  Ch. 4.5 Notes:  Write the following terms and their definitions.  aquatic, brackish, photic zone, aphasic zone, benthos, wetlands, plankton, estuary, intertidal zone, coastal ocean, open ocean, 3 main freshwater ecosystems, salt marshes, mangroves

F.  Ch. 4.5 Worksheets, p. 61-63

G.  Ch. 4.5 Assessment, p. 121, #s 1-5

H.  Ch. 4 Vocabulary Review Worksheet p. 64

I.  Ch. 4 Assessment p. 124-126, #s 1-40

J.  Ch. 4 Assessment, p. 127, #s 1-10




5th-10th Art

Hamster Art Project Due on or before Friday, Sept. 31, 2018

Op Art Project Video

How to draw a hamster



Lego Mindstorm Education Building Instructions & Program Descriptions


Getting Started with LEGO®MINDSTORMS®Education EV3




7th & 8th Science

Topic:  Arthropods

Tuesday:  Read pages 80-87

A.  In Google Docs, create a document titled: 7-8 Science Chapter 2, Lesson 4 and Your Name.  Format the document as Cornell Notes and type the following terms and their definitions:





complete metamorphosis

incomplete metamorphosis





book lungs



After the definitions, answer the following questions:

  1.  List the five classes of arthropods and how many body parts, appendages, and legs each class has.
  2. What three major characteristics do all arthropods have?
  3. Describe complete and incomplete metamorphosis and explain how they are alike and how they are different.
  4. Describe how crustaceans, like crabs, arachnids, and insects breathe.  Include a description of gills, book lungs, and spiracles.
  5. Explain how an exoskeleton can be compared to a suit of armor.
  6. Explain how arthropods are important to humans.







7th & 8th History

Chapter 20, Lesson 3, Study Guide and Test Review for Lessons 1 and 2


Subject:  Country Research Project

Monday-Thursday:  Work on Country Report.  Country Report must by typed in Google Docs and a presentation must be prepared in Google Slides or Powerpoint.  Both are due on Friday, Nov. 2.


7th-8th Grade Country Research Project



Brandon P.-France










Country Report Process

1.  Research the topics listed below for the country of your choice. You may include more.

A.  Geography - dimensions, famous landforms. B. Climate, weather, seasons. C. Government-type of government, leaders, branches. D. Country symbols, i.e., flag, E. Economy-money, occupations, transportation, major industries and companies.  F. People-families, houses, folk and modern dress, religion, education, etiquette, food, language, ceremonies, numbers from 1-10, popular sports. G.  Culture-arts, drama, literature, instruments H. Famous landmarks and places to visit, I. Famous people in the history of the country.

2.  Write and type a report about the country.  Write at least one paragraph for each of the topics above.  Due Sept. 21.

3.  Find pictures and illustrations for each paragraph

4.  Prepare “powerpoint”.  Use your report to guide the making of the "powerpoint" with one slide per paragraph. 

5.  Include a tile slide and a slide listing where you found your information (sources of info).  The title slide must have a title and a catchy subtitle.  Powerpoint file due Oct. 2.

6.  Practice “speaking” your script while giving your “powerpoint” presentation.

7.  Present your “powerpoint” presentation to the class, the class and teacher will provide feedback.  Oct. 2-4

8.  Revise “script” and “powerpoint” using feedback from the class and the teacher.

Due Oct. 8

9.  Give presentation to the whole school during chapel. Chapels in Oct., Nov., Dec.

Sample Country Powerpoint Presentation

Sample Country Report: How to turn research into paragraphs








5th & 6th Science

Subject:  Adaptation

Video:  Incredible Animal Adaptations

Amazing Animal Superpowers!

Chapter 3, Lesson 1, Vocabulary and Essential Questions

1.  adaptation

2.  evolution

3.  variation

4.  Describe examples of animal adaptation.

5.  Describe how adaptations show God’s design in His Creation.

6.  Describe the limits to adaptation.

7.  How do creation scientists explain adaptation?

8.  How do variations help populations?

9.  Why did finches with large beaks survive better in dry years?

Chapter 3, Lesson 2, Vocabulary and Essential Questions

1.  physical adaptation

2.  camouflage

3.  mimicry

4.  Identify examples of plant and animal adaptations for protection.

5.  Identify examples of plant and animal adaptations for feeding.

6.  Identify examples of mimicry in nature.

7.  Explain why a black moth might have a better chance of survival on a soot-stained porch than a white moth.

8.  Explain how insects use special mouthparts to obtain food.

9.  What is the advantage of an insect mimicking a stick?

10.  Describe some adaptations that animals have for keeping cool in the desert.

Chapter 3, Lesson 3, Vocabulary and Essential Questions

1.  behavior

2.  innate behavior

3.  learned behavior

4.  social behavior

5.  reflex

6.  instinct

7.  hibernation

8.  estivate

9.  Compare and contrast innate and learned behavior.

10.  Compare and contrast hibernation and estivation (estivate)

11.  What is the difference between a behavior and a reflex?

12.  How are innate behaviors and instincts similar?

13.  What is another word for stimulus?

14.  Hearing a school bell, students exit the room and move to their next class.  What is the stimulus and what is the behavior?

15.  Your cat pulls the string on the top of a bag of cat food.  Explain the type of behavior she is presenting.

16.  Explain how a dog baring its teeth is a form of communication.

17.  Many early cultures migrated as the seasons changed. Why would early humans need to migrate to survive?

Chapter 3, Lesson 4, Vocabulary and Essential Questions

1.  succulent

2.  tendril

3.  tropism

4.  Identify examples of adaptations in plants.

5.  Describe how plant adaptations benefit the plant.

6.  Explain how plants respond to stimuli.

7.  How are succulents adapted for survival?

8.  How do modified leaves help carnivorous plants obtain the nutrients they need even though they grow in very poor soil?

9.  How are tap roots important to mangrove trees?

10.  What are some unusual adaptations of plants for reproduction?




Characteristics of Birds

Invertebrate Phyla



Mitosis and Meiosis Compared


Cells and Organelles 01

Cells and Organelles 02


7th & 8th Bible

Subject:  Using the stories of Daniel to inspire us to be God's representatives at the end of time.

Sept. 27:  Read and discuss Daniel 5.  Do: Daniel 5, Reading Guide in class.

Sept. 26:  Read and discuss Daniel 4.  Do: Daniel 4, Reading Guide in class.

Sept. 25:  Daniel 3:  Discuss faith in God and the "Long View"

Sept. 24:  Guest Speaker:  Nicci Long