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Welcome to Science with Mr. Caraballo
With the recent school closure, there will be assignments on Google Classroom. 

Click on the link below to reach my Microsoft TEAMS Channel.

Available weekdays from 1-3PM 
 
- Expectations for my virtual drop-in sessions-
1. This room is for questions only and not a hang out. Say hi, bring your questions and then respectfully, leave the room once they have been answered.
2. If you are in a room all conversations are being recorded. Whether it's video AND chat.
3. Use clean language and keep all conversations relevant.
4. When a video is done, all participants must leave. Do not stay.
 

Follow these instructions to access Mr. Caraballo's Google Classroom if you have not already done so:

  1. go to google.com and sign in.
  2. use your student ID S-number and add @online.houstonisd.org. That means it should be something like -->  s1212123@online.houstonisd.org
  3. put in your student password that you use to log in. Like the ones in the school.
  4. click on the 9 little blacksquares at the top right of the google page.
  5. select google classroom and then Mr. Caraballo's science class should show up.

Join me on the Remind App for updates, notifications and any changes going on!
The Remind Application class code: @dg6993

 
  • Online Learning Last Day

    Posted by RCaraballo on 6/1/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Hi there folks that are still interested in Science. If you made it up to this point, I commend your dedication and perseverance. 

    I have one last assignment posted on Google Classroom and this one is a request for you to judge and review my Science class.

    If you could take the time to review and judge my class with a Flipgrid video, it would be very beneficial for my incoming students. The more honest, the better help it will be to them. I read and listen to each review in hope of improving myself and my class.

    Please check the explanation videos available and I wish you all a safe and relaxing summer. 

    If any of you all need me, please reach out to me through email:
    RCARABAL@houstonisd.org

    It will be very hard to forget this year (not just the events but some of the students as well!). Don't be a stranger!

    -RCaraballo

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  • Online Learning May 11th - 18th

    Posted by Ricardo Caraballo-Hernandez on 5/11/2020 10:00:00 AM

    This week in our science online learning, we are going to do things a little differently.

    Last week, students were to work and turn in their own Eco-Regions Chart (that means by themselves and not group work).

    This week however... students are to work in groups and present eco-regions to me (Mr. Caraballo) directly through Microsoft TEAMS. 

    Please sign up for a time and date for when to present these.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba5ae23a0ff2-7bs

    That is the website to register for a time and date. Please hurry, it is likely students are filling in for the best times and days. The last day to present these is Monday, May 18th. Check Google Classroom Instructions slide for all of the details. 

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  • Online Learning May 4th - 10th

    Posted by RCaraballo on 5/4/2020 10:00:00 AM

    This week's assignment is all about Texas.
    Please complete the chart in Google Classroom by yourself.
    The chart lists Texas' 12 eco-regions.
    There are many students who do not like to read completely my online assignments (it is evident from the questioned I am being asked in emails and in TEAMS), but... you must read everything to understand everything.
    The group assignment explain in slides is done with a partner, NEXT week, not this week. This week is solo work.
    Best of luck and let me know if you have any questions through email: RCARABAL@houstonisd.org and in Microsoft TEAMS.

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  • Online Learning April 27th - May 1st

    Posted by RCaraballo on 4/27/2020 10:00:00 AM

    This week in online science, students will be doing two activities:
    1. An EdPuzzle covering Erosion, Weathering and Deposition
    2. Choose one of the eleven landforms and find a specific site to advertise. 
    (For example, let's say you chose a Mesa, you can then choose the Grand Canyon. A type of Mesa with a large river that cut through it)

    Make sure to complete both of these parts! There are instructions in a video update and in the instructions file.

    I have had many students who are completing partial parts of the assignments. Unless otherwise stated, do each part. My intention is not to take up your time but to cover all aspects of a content to have students ready for future science classes.

    You will also find some OPTIONAL assignments. These can be completed for extra credit. They however, do not substitute or count towards for credit of that week's assignment. 

    There is an optional assignment this week: A simple poll question over a possible assignment for next week!

    Make sure to turn in late assignments! 

    If there are any questions, please reach out to me by TEAMS or email: RCARABAL@houstonisd.org

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  • Online Learning April 20th - 24th

    Posted by RCaraballo on 4/20/2020 10:00:00 AM

    I hope you have turned in 3 assignments so far for this 6th cycle.

    I should have received through Google Classroom:

    1. Biotic Vs. Abiotic Factors
    2. GIZMO- Food Chains
    3. Catastrophic Events ScienceFlix

    There was an optional extra credit in case you would have liked to complete more work. 
    Please check Google Classroom for that.

    This week we are talking about Ecological Succession. 
    This week's online assignment will have 3 mini-assignments. 
    A) Ecological Succession drawing
    B) Ecological Succession Venn Diagram
    C) Ecological Succession Flipgrid

    What is Flipgrid?
    For those of you that have not used it, it is a media based platform in which you create and record videos. You will teach ME about Ecological Succession. Please open up the assignment for directions.

    If you have any questions on this week's assignment, please join me on Microsoft TEAMS, Monday - Friday from 1-3PM.

    The instructions on how to join are on top of this webpage. 

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  • Online Learning April 13th - 17th

    Posted by RCaraballo on 4/12/2020

    Hi 7B and thank you for once again checking the blog! 
    I am sorry that I am not able to give you experiements or live activities like the rat dissection lab but I do spend many hours trying to find interesting videos and creating engaging content. I hope you are enjoying what you see.

    This is the 6th cycle at the moment, please do all of the Google Classroom assignments. I will be posting up extra credit oppourtunities in the middle of the week if you have time. The extra credit is NOT a substitute for the week's assignment and should only be done after the week's assignment has been completed. 

    This week, students are to complete 2 things:

    1. Fill in the Catastrophic Events Chart

    2. Choose one of the four ScienceFlix assignments and do them on the Google Slide.

    The information to complete this and the step by step instructions are on a third file that is called "How to Complete Instructions". Check this first, then start on the assignments. This is due Sunday, April 19th.

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  • Online Learning April 6th - 10th

    Posted by RCaraballo on 4/5/2020

    This week, I will be using the new Google Classroom online assignment, "Food Chains GIZMO" as the first grade of the 6th cycle.

    This will be due on Sunday, April 12th.

    You should have two windows open:
    1. HISD website application: The HUB
    2. Google Classroom assignment: Food Chain GIZMO doc

    I have to put grades for 5th cycle in before April 8th.
    I am so impressed that despite not being at school, there are so many students who are on point with deadlines. Yet, there are still many grades that have not been completed. Please reach out to me as soon as possible to fix any glitches, errors or concerns regarding grades. Email me: RCARABAL@houstonisd.org

    If you want to check what grades are missing, check the GradeSpeed Monitor and look for the 3 letters: MSG
    This means it is missing.

    I want to help out as much as possible but unless I am reached, I cannot do anything about it.

    There are many families that I do not have any contact info. Either it was incorrectly input at the beginning of the year or it has expired. 

    Please reach out to me so I may be able to help you.

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  • Online Learning March 30th - April 3rd

    Posted by RCaraballo on 3/30/2020

    For this week, another Google Classroom has been posted. Please complete the Biotic Vs. Abiotic Factors assignment before Sunday is over. 

    If you have missed any Google Classroom assignments, please be sure to complete them. They are going in as missing in the gradebook until they are turned in.

    If you had a missing assignment while we were still in school and cannot turn it in, please email me on what to do. I will have a specific set of directions to follow in this situation.

    There are many ways to reach out to me.
    1. Email me: RCARABAL@houstonisd.org
    2. The Remind Application. My class code: @dg6993
    3. Microsoft TEAMS for an actual video conference! Click on the link below to take you to our 7B Science Channel. I can help/fix your science questions/problems. Weekdays from 1-3PM. I will be there answering your questions.
    Microsoft TEAMS Link
    4. Google Classroom. Leave comments! I always message back. 

    We are required to hear from every student at least once per week. Send me a shout out on the comment in our Google Classroom messages! It is fast and easy and will be enough for us! 

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