Tuesday, October 17, 2017- B Day

Question:

How can we hear so many different sounds from across the room when we spin the record?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your ISN and open to page 16. Read the questions you have about sound on page 16.
  2. Initial Consensus Model-As a class, draw an initial model that represents everything agreed upon yesterday.
  3. Identify Related Phenomena (Write-Pair-Share)– Think of other times when you heard a sound or a noise. Write down on ISN p.16 a brief description of a time you can think of when a sound was made. Try to come up with ones that make you wonder why/how it happened.
  4. Driving Question Board– Choose the most compelling or interesting question and write it big and bold on a notecard using a marker. Write your initials and period number in pencil on the front corner of the card. Bring your card to the circle. Read your question and post it on the driving question board (DQB). Explain how it is related to another question on the board.

Home Learning:

Handout– Think of 2 or more tasks or investigations that the class can pursue together  that might help answer some of the questions on the driving question board.

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Monday, 10/16/17- A Day

Question:

How can we hear so many different sounds from across the room when we spin the record?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your ISN and open to page 17. Read your observations of the sound device on page 17.
  2. Initial Model/Explanation- How does the sound come from the needle and the record? How did all of those patterns that we observe happen? How can we hear all these different sounds from across a room? On the handout, draw your ideas of what you think is happening where the needle touches the record, and what is happening in the air between the sound source and your ear that would really help show and explain, how is it possible we can hear all these different sounds coming from the device?
  3. Consensus Circle– Review discussion & circle norms. Bring your models to the circle. Show your model and explain all the elements of the model. As a class, find similarities and differences and record these. If something is repeated several times, that is important!

Home Learning:

ISN p.16- Write 2 questions you have related to sound and how we hear different noises.

Wednesday, 10/11/17- B Day- Today is the Cross Country Team’s Home Meet!

Question:

How can we hear so many different sounds from across the room when we spin the record?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed safety contract. Get out your ISN and open to your cover page on p.15. Add to the Table of Contents-“Sound Device Model p.16” (Left Side); Head page 16 properly with “Sound Device Model- 10/11/17.”
  2. Initial Ideas for Investigation (Turn and Talk)– Review observations & discussion norms. Are there any questions you are thinking of right now or is there anything you would like to do to investigate further? What questions are you thinking about? What would you like to do to investigate any of our questions? For example, is there anything you would like to try out with the record player?
  3. Initial Model- How does the sound come from the needle and the record? How did all of those patterns that we observe happen? How can we hear all these different sounds from across a room? On the handout, draw your ideas of what you think is happening where the needle touches the record, and what is happening in the air between the sound source and your ear that would really help show and explain, how is it possible we can hear all these different sounds coming from the device?

Tuesday, 10/10/17- A Day

Question:

How can we hear so many different sounds from across the room when we spin the record?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your signed safety contract. Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents-“Sound Device Observations p.17” (Right Side); Head page 17 properly with “Sound Device Observations- 10/10/17.”
  2. Anchoring Phenomenon- Set up ISN p.17 with “Observations-Phenomenon- The circular disc of a device is spun under a needle.” Observe as the disc on a device is spun. Watch & listen carefully to the phenomenon. What did you observe?
  3. Write-Pair-Share– WRITE down your observations on ISN p.17. PAIR with your table group to share your observations with each other and search for things your observations had that were alike and things that were different. SHARE with the full class by asking one member to share an observation from your discussion. These Initial Observations will be recorded as a class and students should record them on ISN p.17.
  4. Initial Ideas for Investigation– As a full class, record any Initial Ideas for Investigation

Homework:

Complete sketch of yourself as scientist (ISN p.5) and Unit Cover Page (ISN p.15)

Period 3– Answer the following questions on the handout:

  • What questions did your observations raise for you?
  • What ideas for investigations do you have?

Monday, 10/9/17- B Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your signed safety contract and ISN. Put your name on the NEW Cover page and write “Sound” as the Unit Title. Add to the NEW Table of Contents-“Cover Page p.15” (Right Side).
  2. Mindful Monday7 Days of Calm: Day 4 Pulling Out of Autopilot– Listen to the audio guide our way through the mindfulness practice. After the practice, we discuss- What did you notice?
  3. Notebook- Trim and tape the NEW Table of Contents as a flip page to inside front cover.
  4. Unit Cover Page– On ISN p.15, create a cover page for the unit on Sound.
    • Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
    • Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represents the unit.
    • Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing.

Homework:

Complete sketch of yourself as scientist (ISN p.5) and Unit Cover Page (ISN p.15)