Thursday, 3/16/17- B-Day

Core Ideas:

  • Substances are made from different types of atoms, which combine with one another in various ways. Atoms form molecules that range in size from two to thousands of atoms.
  • Each pure substance has characteristic physical properties (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it.

Learning Activities:

Periods 3, 6, and 7

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open to pages 52-53. Talk with your cooperative table group about how we can make sure everyone has a chance to participate in a class discussion. What might keep someone from participating?
  2. Physically rehearse class procedure of putting chairs in circle. Establish discussion norms.
  3. Anchoring Phenomenon/Model- Complete the final model about how you think the person is able to float on top of the water and couldn’t sink in the Dead Sea. How does density determine whether matter floats or sinks? OR
  4. Density Informative/Explanatory Writing– PRE-WRITING- Complete the paint chip organizer from Mrs. Fraczek’s Language Arts class

Periods 2 and 4

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open to pages 52-53. Get out the paint chip organizer from Mrs. Fraczek’s Language Arts class.
  2. Density Informative/Explanatory Writing– PRE-WRITING- Complete the paint chip organizer from Mrs. Fraczek’s Language Arts class
  3. Density Informative/Explanatory Writing- DRAFT-Use the pre-writing assignment from Mrs. Fraczek’s Language Arts class and the Google Form assigned in Google Classroom to write a DRAFT of a paper explaining how density determines whether matter sinks or floats. Use complete sentences and type in the light gray boxes.

Homework:

Density Informative/Explanatory Writing Draft (Google Doc) is due Monday, 3/19

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