# 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

# 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.