Wednesday, 2/20/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down your Home Learning assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “DQST p.50″ (Left Side), “DQST p.51” (Right Side), “DQST p.52” (Left Side), and “DQST p.53” (Right Side).
  2. Class Consensus Initial Model– Together, let’s look at samples of models in Google Slides so we can see if our explanations agree and in what areas we disagree. From that discussion, we will build a Class Consensus Initial Model. Tape your model as a flip page to ISN p.48.
  3. Develop Questions/Driving Question Board– What do we need to figure out to explain all of this? Brainstorm “What We Wonder” questions about colliding objects and make a list of those questions on ISN p.48. For each of your observations on ISN p.49, think about a question that you can investigate to help you better understand it. Choose the most compelling or interesting question from ISN p.48 and write it big and bold on a notecard using a marker. Write your initials and period number in pencil on the front corner of the card. Bring your card to the scientists’ circle. Read your question and post it on the Driving Question Board (DQB). Explain how it is related to another question on the board.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table (DQST)– Set up the DQST on ISN pages 50-53 for the driving question: How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Home Learning

Ideas for Investigation/Next Steps– Which of the questions from ISN p.48 or from the Driving Question Board (DQB) would you like to investigate further? What would you like to do to investigate any of those questions? (See Question in Classwork in Google Classroom under Today topic.)