Friday, 3/24/17- B Day- Early Dismissal

Learning Objective:

  • To plan an investigation to identify factors that determine the friction force between two objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your Shipping & Sliding experiment packet. Read “Experiment #1: Effect of Materials on Friction Force” on page 3 of the packet.
  2. Science FridayBirdie in Flight: The Science of Badminton
  3. Investigation– Shipping and Sliding (Friction) Experiment- Demonstrate method to test friction (full class). Design experiment to include a dependent variable, independent variable, constants, prediction, and procedure and design data table (cooperative table groups).

Thursday, 2/23/17- A Day- WINN/Flex Schedule

Homeroom

8:15-8:20

Flex

8:23-8:59 (36)

Period 1

9:02-9:42 (40)

Period 2

9:45-10:25 (40)

Period 3

10:28-11:08 (40)

Period 4

11:11-11:51 (40)

Period 5

11:56-1:16 (80)

Period 6

1:19-1:59 (40)

Period 7

2:02-2:45 (43)

To my students:

I will be absent from school today. I am at a workshop learning about NGSS, the new science standards. I look forward to bringing new ideas back to our classroom! In my absence, please remember to be respectful, be cooperative, and use self-control.

Kindly, Mrs. Vigliotti

Lesson Plan

Read pages 42-50 in the textbook. Use the information to answer all of the questions 1-3 on page 50 on lined paper. Also, define the key terms on page 42.

Homework:

Density Informative/Explanatory Writing Final Copy (Google Doc) is due tomorrow, 3/24

Wednesday, 3/22/17- B Day- Practice CMT

Practice CMT is tomorrow during Period 7. You will test with your homeroom with a few exceptions. You will be dismissed tomorrow from Practice CMT at the end of Period 1 (9:09 am). 

To my students:

I will be absent from school today. I am at a workshop learning about NGSS, the new science standards. I look forward to bringing new ideas back to our classroom! In my absence, please remember to be respectful, be cooperative, and use self-control.

Kindly, Mrs. Vigliotti

Lesson Plan

Read pages 36-39 in the textbook. Use the information to answer all of the questions 1 and 2 on page 39 on lined paper. Also, define the key terms on page 36.

Homework:

Density Informative/Explanatory Writing Final Copy (Google Doc) is due Friday, 3/24

Tuesday, 3/21/17- A Day- Advisory Schedule

Homeroom

8:15-8:20

Advisory

8:23-8:59 (36)

Period 1

9:02-9:42 (40)

Period 2

9:45-10:25 (40)

Period 3

10:28-11:08 (40)

Period 4

11:11-11:51 (40)

Period 5

11:56-1:16 (80)

Period 6

1:19-1:59 (40)

Period 7

2:02-2:45 (43)

Comets Lunch 12:11 to 12:31

Learning Objective:

  • To plan an investigation to identify factors that determine the friction force between two objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out a sheet of lined paper and put your name on top of it.
  2. Cue– Observe the cargo ship in the storm. On a piece of lined paper, write down how you might slow down, stop, or at least make it hard for the cars to move. You cannot secure the cars to the deck because there is not any ropes/chains. (Write-Pair-Share)
  3. Investigation– Shipping and Sliding (Friction) Experiment- Read Introduction (full class), observe different flooring materials & record observations in data table (cooperative table groups).

Homework:

Density Informative/Explanatory Writing Final Copy (Google Doc) is due Friday, 3/24

Monday, 3/20/17- B Day- Happy Spring Equinox!

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:

  1. Do Now
  2. Density Informative/Explanatory Writing- REVISE– Revising is where you go back over your writing and you change it. You are not correcting for errors at this point. You are reorganizing things and identifying sections where your writing doesn’t make sense or needs more explanation. When you have completed the draft on the Google Doc, pair up with another student who has completed his or her writing. Share your Google Doc so that your partner can comment. Read each other’s writing and make suggestions in the comments about what doesn’t make sense and what needs more explanation. Then follow your partner’s suggestions and rework your writing until it makes sense and is a more finished piece.

Homework:

Density Informative/Explanatory Writing Revision (Google Doc) is due Tuesday, 3/21