Wednesday, 12/13/17- B day

Question:

How can a substance be both a liquid and a solid?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your ISN and open to page 33.
  2. Initial Model/Explanation- In your cooperative table group, share your ideas about how a substance can be both a liquid and a solid. Come to a group consensus to draw a group model of the oobleck phenomenon on a piece of easel paper.
  3. Gallery Walk– Count off by the number of groups. All of the 1’s go to poster 1, 2’s go to poster 2, and so on. Each group will have a person who was from the group that made the model. Show your model and explain all the elements of the model. As a class, find similarities and differences and record these on the handout. If something is repeated several times, that is important!
  4. Identify Related Phenomena (Write-Pair-Share)– Think of other times when matter behaved in unexpected ways. Write down on ISN p.34 a brief description of other examples of matter a substances changing form. Try to come up with ones that make you wonder why/how it happened.

Home Learning:

Answer questions in ISN p.34

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Tuesday, 12/12/17- A Day

Question:

How can a substance be both a liquid and a solid?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Oobleck Model p.34” (Left Side). Head page 34 properly with “Oobleck model-12/12/17.”
  2. Initial Model/Explanation- Set up ISN p.34. Watch the phenomenon again carefully. Also check out this MythBusters and this experiment. How can the oobleck be both a liquid and a solid? On the white paper, draw your ideas of what you think is happening when the liquid becomes solid and/or the solid becomes liquid.

Home Learning:

  • Answer questions in ISN p.34
  • Unit Cover page on ISN p.33 due tomorrow 12/13
  1. Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
  2. Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represents the unit.
  3. Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing

Monday, 12/11/17- B Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the NEW Table of Contents- “Cover Page p.33” (Right Side) and “Anchoring Phenomenon p.35” (Right Side). Head page 33 properly with “Anchoring Phenomenon-12/11/17.” Trim and tape NEW Table of Contents to inside front cover.
  2. Anchoring Phenomenon/See-Think-Wonder– Set up ISN p.35 with the topic “Phenomenon- Substance on a speaker.” Then set up a See-Think-Wonder thinking routine with the following questions: What do you see? What do you think about that? What does it make you wonder? Observe the substance on the speaker. Watch the phenomenon carefully. What did you observe? Answer the questions on page 35. (Write-Pair-Share)
  3. Unit Cover Page– On ISN p.33, create a cover page for the unit on Matter and Its Interactions
    • 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

Home Learning:

Unit Cover page on ISN p.33 due Wednesday 12/13

Thursday, 12/7/17- B Day

Question:

What else besides an object’s length affects the frequency it vibrates when it is struck or plucked?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Solve the following riddle: A traveler comes to a fork in the road which leads to two villages. In one village the people always tell lies, and in the other village the people always tell the truth. The traveler needs to conduct business in the village where everyone tells the truth. A man from one of the villages is standing in the middle of the fork, but there is no indication of which village he is from. The traveler approaches the man and asks him one question. From the villager’s answer, he knows which road to follow. What did the traveler ask?
  2. Our Twitter Challenge- On November 30th, NGSX tweeted our class with this challenge– to explain what is going on in this video. NGSX is an organizations that supports teachers in developing their teaching practice to align with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). On December 1st, I tweeted an acceptance of the challenge on behalf of our science class. I think that we are READY!!!
  3. Supplemental Investigation-What else besides an object’s length affects the frequency it vibrates at when it is struck or plucked?