Wednesday,5/18/16- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To develop and/or use a model to predict/describe phenomena
  • To apply mathematical concepts/processes (graphing) to scientific questions or problems

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook and open to page 103. Trim & tape the Newton’s Laws of Motion graphic organizer to page 103. Using the Newton’s Laws of Motion graphic organizer, write something you learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion on a Post-It note. Stick the Post-It note to pp.94-95.
  2. Engage– “Journey to the Bus Stop” handout- Work with your learning partner to describe Tom’s motion based on the graph. Why is it that the graph looks like this?Include the components of motion- what happened to his distance, time, & speed?
  3. Explore– Graphing Stories-Mr. Meyer’s Graphing Stories #10 Distance vs Time– Now watch video of a runner. Use the graph to model the motion of the runner. What are some things you can graph? Draw what you think. Discuss what you drew with your partner and see if you agree with what you graphed. What is similar about your graph and what is different? Talk to your partner about how you can improve your graph. Now you are going to take your graphs to math class to explain what you graphed.


Brainstorm a diagram to show one of Newton’s Law of Motion and write a caption to explain your diagram- due Friday, 5/20