Friday, 10/30/15- A Day- Happy Halloween!

Learning Objective:

  • Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.
  • In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Matter Cover Page-p.27” (Right Side); Read the answer to the questions “What is the Universe Made of? on p.26 in your science notebook. Think of two key concepts from the video segment; Turn to your partner and answer the question- What are you going to be for Halloween?
  2. Science Friday- Invasion of the Zombees: A Bee Horror Film, Geek My Pumpkin, Candy Corn in Space, To the Bat Cave, Physics of Giant Pumpkins, and/or True BloodSuckers.
  3. Trigger-On sticky notes, write questions/ideas about matter. Put your sticky notes on p.26 in your interactive science notebook. Whenever a question comes to mind, write it on a sticky note, and stick it here.
  4. Unit Cover page– On p. 27 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Matter. Use your textbooks pp.6-33 for ideas for pictures

Rules for Cover Page:
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

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Thursday, 10/29/15- B Day

Today, we will have a guest teacher in class- Mrs. Verrastro will be teaching a lesson about bullying. Just like you behaved yesterday in Boston, I expect you to be respectful, cooperative, use self-control, and BE KIND!

Tuesday, 10/27/15- B Day

Learning Objective:

  • Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.
  • In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Add to your NEW Table of Contents- Matter Cue p.27; Get out your science notebook and head page 26 properly with Matter-Cue-10/27/15; What do you see in this picture?
  2. Notebook- Trim and tape Table of Contents to front cover and write cue question on p.26
  3. Cue– Brainstorm- Watch “What is the Universe Made of?” TED-Ed educational video and answer question on p.26 in your interactive science notebook- What is everything in the universe made of? Where does the stuff that everything in the universe is made of come from? (Write-Pair-Share)

Monday, 10/26/15- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To write a paper that addresses the big question of the unit, using evidence gathered along the way
  • To write a reflective essay that shows your in-depth understanding about the work that you are doing

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook; On the slip of paper, write down two ways that you can improve your notebook.
  2. Work on Understanding Connections Thesis and/or Self-Reflection

Homework:

  • Understanding Connections Thesis due tomorrow 10/27
  • Interactive Science Notebooks due tomorrow 10/27
  • Self-Reflection due tomorrow 10/27 for Periods 3 & 6