Thursday, 4/28/16- A Day

Disciplinary Core Idea:

All positions of objects and the directions of forces & motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen frame of reference

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook, and add to a NEW Table of Contents- “Trigger p.92” (Left Side) and “Cover Page p.93” (Right Side); Trim and tape the new table of contents to the inside front cover; Head page 92 properly with “Forces & Motion-Trigger-4/28/16.”
  2. Trigger- Start your inquiry… Observe the Japanese Bullet Train. On page 92 of your science notebook, write as many questions as you can about what you observed about the force and motion of the train.
  3. Educational video– Greatest Discoveries in Chemistry- To celebrate the end of our lessons on chemistry, watch this Bill Nye video. As you are watching, describe the scientific discoveries in chemistry. Who was the scientist? What scientific discovery did he or she make? How did the discovery contribute to chemistry?
  4. Unit Cover Page– On p.93 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Forces and Motion.
  • 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.


Unit Cover Page (p.93) due Tue 5/3