Thursday, 4/30/15- A Day- Advisory Schedule and Team Photo Day

Learning Objective:

To illustrate how the circular motion of an object is caused by a center-seeking force (centripetal force) resulting in the object’s constant acceleration

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to the conclusion on page 2; Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents; Open to p.95 in your ISN and head it properly for today’s outline.
  2. Review HW- Straw Rocket Experiment Rocket Angle Conclusion
  3. Cue- What if the Earth Stopped Spinning? TED-Ed video clip
  4. Textbook outline of pp.64-67 on ISN p.95
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Wednesday, 4/29/15- B Day

Learning Objective:

To design & conduct an experiment to determine how launch angle, force, length of rocket body, & number of fins affects the distance a rocket travels

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to page 2; On a strip of colored paper, write down the independent variable, dependent variable, and a constant from the Straw Rocket Experiment.
  2. Experiment- Straw Rocket
  • Conduct experiment- Test launch angles and record results on data table. Do “Analyze the Data” on p.2.
  • Model how to test the force and measure the distance. Modify the Data Table.
  • Conduct experiment- Test force and record results on data table

Homework:

Complete the Conclusion for launch angle in the Straw Rocket Experiment Packet- due tomorrow 4/30

Tuesday, 4/28/15- A Day and Last Day of SBAC!

To my students:

I will not be in school today. Please be respectful and cooperative for the substitute and use self-control. As always, remember that learning takes effort!

Warmly,

Mrs. Vigliotti

Learning Objective:

To design & conduct an experiment to determine how launch angle, force, length of rocket body, & number of fins affects the distance a rocket travels

Learning Activities:

Read pp.64-67 in the textbook. You should define the key terms on p.64 and answer the Section 5 Assessment Questions on p.67 on the worksheet.

Homework:

Complete the Conclusion for launch angle in the Straw Rocket Experiment Packet- due Thu 4/30

Monday, 4/27/15- B Day

Learning Objective:

To design & conduct an experiment to determine how launch angle, force, length of rocket body, & number of fins affects the distance a rocket travels

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to page 2; Complete the data table on p.2.
  2. Experiment- Straw rocket
  • Follow direction 1-8 on the Straw Rocket Packet to build your rocket. Put your names on your rocket Find the mass, length, & diameter of the rocket
  • Model how to use the rocket launch & test launch angle
  • Conduct experiment- test launch angles and record results on data table

Homework:

Complete the Conclusion for launch angle in the Straw Rocket Experiment Packet- due Thu 4/30

Friday, 4/24/15- A day

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the relationship between an object’s mass and its inertia when at rest and in motion
  • To express mathematically how the mass of an object and the force acting on it affects it acceleration

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out your homework- Newton’s Laws of Motion Webquest. Write your name on it; Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet; Read directions 1-8 on the first page of the Straw Rocket Experiment packet.
  2. Collect HW- Newton’s Laws of Motion webquest
  3. Science Friday- Babies on the Brink and Forecasting the Meltdown
  4. Experiment- Straw rocket
  • Complete design of rocket. (Use colored pencils & rulers.)
  • In lab groups, decide on which design to build.
  • Follow direction 1-8 on the Straw Rocket Packet to build your rocket. Put your names on your rocket!