Friday, 12/21/18- B Day- Early Dismissal

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Enjoy the holidays! Science Joke of the Week- “What do scientists use to freshen their breath?”
  2. Video Segment– Snowflake Safari and Growing Snowflakes in a Bottle
  3. Making snowflakes– Follow the directions on the template to make some snowflakes!
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Thursday, 12/20/18- A Day- Block Schedule- Periods 8, 4, 6, & 2 (Hollyball!)

Lesson Question

How do cups made from materials with air in them minimize energy transfer?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Open your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Air vs Liquid Test” p.40 (Left Side). Head p.40 properly with “Air vs Liquid Test- 12/20/18.″
  2. Turn and Talk– Last time we examined materials closely and found some interesting patterns that could help us explain why certain materials are better than others at keeping the drink cold. What was the pattern we observed about the materials that performed best? What was the pattern we observed about the materials that performed the worst?
  3. Demonstration- Air vs Liquid Test– Set up ISN p.40 with the question “How do cups made from materials with air in them minimize energy transfer? Draw the demonstration setup and data table. Record temperature in data table every minute for 5 minutes. Work with your partner to develop an initial explanation for the differences in the data. Write the initial explanation in the space below your data table on ISN p.40.
  4. Brain Break– Yet Another Reason to Spike That Eggnog
  5. Individual Model– Remember: the purpose of building an individual model is to gather your initial thinking. Imagine putting the cup of very cold water into something solid at room temperature. Then imagine putting it into a liquid at room temperature. Then imagine keeping it in the room temperature air (gas). Your models need to zoom in to show energy transfer through particle collisions in each of those three examples. Draw your models on the Lesson 7 Student handout.
  6. Notebook Work– Tape the Section B/C/D handout as flip page to ISN p.36. Tape the Lesson 7: Student Handout as flip page to ISN p.40.

Wednesday, 12/19/18- B Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7

Lesson Question

How do cups made from materials with air in them minimize energy transfer?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Open your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Air vs Liquid Test” p.40 (Left Side). Head p.40 properly with “Air vs Liquid Test- 12/19/18.″
  2. Turn and Talk– Last time we examined materials closely and found some interesting patterns that could help us explain why certain materials are better than others at keeping the drink cold. What was the pattern we observed about the materials that performed best? What was the pattern we observed about the materials that performed the worst?
  3. Demonstration- Air vs Liquid Test– Set up ISN p.40 with the question “How do cups made from materials with air in them minimize energy transfer? Draw the demonstration setup and data table. Record temperature in data table every minute for 5 minutes. Work with your partner to develop an initial explanation for the differences in the data. Write the initial explanation in the space below your data table on ISN p.40.
  4. Brain BreakYet Another Reason to Spike That Eggnog
  5. Individual Model– Remember: the purpose of building an individual model is to gather your initial thinking. Imagine putting the cup of very cold water into something solid at room temperature. Then imagine putting it into a liquid at room temperature. Then imagine keeping it in the room temperature air (gas). Your models need to zoom in to show energy transfer through particle collisions in each of those three examples. Draw your models on the Lesson 7 Student handout.
  6. Notebook Work– Tape the Section B/C/D handout as flip page to ISN p.36. Tape the Lesson 7: Student Handout as flip page to ISN p.40.

Tuesday, 12/18/18- A Day

Lesson Question

How do the best designs and material differ from the worst designs and materials?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Open your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Observations of Materials” p.41 (Right Side). Head p.41 properly with “Observations of Materials- 12/18/18.″
  2. Sorting Materials– Categorize a list of materials into two groups- Best Performers and Worst Performers by drawing a T-chart on ISN p.41 and filling it in. What does each group of materials have in common?
  3. Observations of Materials– Set up ISN p.41 by writing the lesson question and drawing two Notice/Wonder T-charts, one for each of the Best Performers and the Worst Performers. Make observations of the materials provided by your teacher. Feel the material; press on the material; look at the material closely. Record your observations under the Notice side of your charts. Also record on the Wonder side of the charts any questions that come up as you observe. Observe close-up images of materials. Add to your Notice and Wonder charts. Share observations and brainstorm Wonderings. Now look more closely at the new cup. What do you notice about its design that is similar to the patterns we observed in our best performing materials?

Home Learning

ISN’s due this week!

Monday, 12/17/18- B Day

Lesson Question

How can we slow energy transfer into a cup?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your ISN and your Part 4 Design Tracker handout.
  2. Revised Cup Design– Revise your cup design & document the latest status of your design in Part 4 Section D. Represent your design by drawing a picture/diagram and using words to explain how your design minimizes energy transfer. Be prepared to justify your designs in Scientists’ Circle using your understanding of the science and the data that you collected. Explain how your cup is designed to keep a drink cold.
  3. Scientists’ Circle– Bring your Part 4 handout, your ISN, & your cup. The goal of our discussion is to share ideas and receive feedback. Were anyone’s findings surprising to you?  Why were they surprising? How will you incorporate feedback from your peers into your design? What new ideas did you hear that you might want to incorporate into your designs?

Home Learning:

  • Complete Part 5: Sharing Revised Designs
  • ISN’s are due this week!