Friday, 9/30/16- A Day- Early Dismissal Schedule- Sports Jersey Day!

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed Lab Safety Contract. Get out your science notebook and open to page 19. Guess what is happening in the following situation: How could a baby fall out of a twenty-story building onto the ground and live?
  2. Science FridayThe Big Sort- An Insider’s Tour of a Recycling Plant
  3. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? Build paper planes following instructions on how to make control planes here and procedures on how to make the changed plane on p.19.
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Thursday, 9/29/16- B Day

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed Lab Safety Contract. Get out your science notebook and open to page 19. Guess what is happening in the following situation: Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer. They don’t know what he looks like but they know his name is John and that he is inside the house. The police bust in on a carpenter, a truck driver, a mechanic, and a fireman all playing poker. Without hesitation or communication of any kind, they immediately arrest the fireman. How do they know they’ve got their man?
  2. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? On easel paper, describe your group’s design improvement and experimental design to present to the class. Each group presents their design improvement to the class and as a class, we give constructive feedback.

Wednesday, 9/28/16- A Day

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed Lab Safety Contract. Get out your science notebook and open to page 19. Guess what is happening in the following situation: Joe leaves his house, wearing a mask and carrying an empty sack. An hour later he returns. The sack is now full. He goes into a room and turns out the lights.
  2. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? Design experiment/procedure and data table on flip page to page 19. On easel paper, describe your group’s design improvement and experimental design to present to the class. Discuss effective communication and positive feedback. Each group presents their design improvement to the class and as a class, we give constructive feedback.

Tuesday, 9/27/16- B Day

Learning Activities

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed Lab Safety Contract. Get out your science notebook and open to page 19. Guess what is happening in the following situation: Emily regularly visits the twelfth floor of an apartment building by going to the tenth floor in an elevator and walking up two flights of stairs. Last year she only took the elevator to the ninth floor. How come?
  2. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? Propose an improvement in design on page 19. Include a justification for improvements and a prediction based on research. In your cooperative table group, decide on one design improvement. Form a hypothesis for your improved plane on page 19. Model how to make flip page. Design experiment/procedure and data table on flip page. On easel paper, describe your group’s design improvement and experimental design.

Monday, 9/26/16- A Day- Be Kind Extended Homeroom

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed Lab Safety Contract. Get out your science notebook and open to pages 16-17. Guess what is happening in the following situation: A man went out for a walk. While he was walking, it began to rain. He was not wearing a coat or hat, and he did not have an umbrella. He continued to walk. His clothes and shoes got wet, yet his hair did not. Why?
  2. Lab Report Evaluation-Share what your group discovered. Does each group concur (agree) or refute (disagree) with the evaluation of the lab report? Our big question is- what does a good lab report look like?
  3. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? Brainstorm together as a class on page 19 in your science notebook. Propose an improvement in design on page 19. Include a justification for improvements and a prediction based on research.