Monday, 9/23/19- B Day

Focus Question:

How can we have the best learning experiences in science class?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now Get out your signed safety contract and ISN. Put your name on the NEW Cover page and write “Thermal Energy Transfer” as the Unit Title on top. Add to the NEW Table of Contents-“Cover Page p.17” (Right Side).
  2. Scientists’ CircleHow to Have a Productive Scientific Class Discussion/Establish Norms for Discussion– Brainstorm how scientists find out what other scientists are working on or researching. How do you think scientists discuss? What kinds of words might they use? If two scientists disagree but need to work together to reach a solution, how might their conversations sound? As student scientists, we will need to discuss and we may disagree, so we need to figure out how that can happen productively. Let’s start by thinking about what might keep you from participating in a discussion. Let’s explore the ways people can feel slighted or attacked when they express an idea. What are the comments that classmates might be bothered by? How can we avoid those? And what should we do if someone makes a critical remark or says something disrespectful? Develop a class list of norms for accountable talk. Everyone’s voice has value, so how can we make it comfortable so that all voices contribute? Use the sentence starters on ISN p.7 to help you with our whole class discussion.
  3. NEW Table of Contents & Unit Cover Page Trim and tape the NEW Table of Contents as a flip page to inside front cover. On ISN p.17, create a cover page for the unit on Heat- Thermal Energy.
    • Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
    • Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represents the unit.
    • Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing.
  4. Scientific Discussion Exit Ticket– “How did we do today in our discussion? What do we need to work on?” (in Google Classroom)

Home Learning:

  • Hopes & Dreams HyperDoc due tomorrow 9/24
  • Scientific Discussion Exit Ticket in Google Classroom
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Friday, 9/20/19- A Day

Focus Question:

How can we have the best learning experiences in science class?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s home learning task in your planner. Get out your Science Safety Contract and your ISN. Try some Retrieval Practice- Practice bringing to mind and explaining science safety to your partner without the help of your safety regulations. Then look at the safety regulations on ISN p5 or the inside back cover of your ISN and see what you missed.
  2. Science Friday– Raccoons: Tricky Trash Pandas or Misunderstood Masterminds?
  3. Assessment- Science Safety Quiz
  4. Hopes and Dreams HyperDoc– Review expectations for independent learning & what to do if you finish early. Model the Reflect, Apply (Parts I & II), and Share sections. The Extend section is to extend your thinking.

Home Learning:

Hopes & Dreams HyperDoc due Tue 9/24

Thursday, 9/19/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, 6, & 8

Focus Question:

How can we have the best learning experiences in science class?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s home learning task in your planner. Get out your Science Safety Contract and your ISN. Open your ISN to the inside back cover. Discuss with your partner- Which safety rule do you think is most important & why?
  2. What do you look like doing science? Draw a picture of yourself doing science in the box on page 5 using colored pencils. Also, trim & tape Science Safety Exit Slip Tweet to ISN p.14.
  3. Hopes and Dreams HyperDoc– Review expectations for independent learning. Model the Discover/Respond and Explore/Respond sections by completing the first row (Kid President) together.

Home Learning:

  • Get Science Safety Contract signed
  • Science Safety Quiz on Friday, 9/20
  • Hopes & Dreams HyperDoc due Tue 9/24

Wednesday, 9/18/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7

Focus Question:

How can we have the best learning experiences in science class?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s home learning task in your planner. Get out your Science Safety Contract and your ISN. Open your ISN to the inside back cover. Discuss with your partner- Which safety rule do you think is most important & why?
  2. What do you look like doing science? Draw a picture of yourself doing science in the box on page 5 using colored pencils. Also, trim & tape Science Safety Exit Slip Tweet to ISN p.14.
  3. Hopes and Dreams HyperDoc– Review expectations for independent learning. Model the Discover/Respond and Explore/Respond sections by completing the first row (Kid President) together.

Home Learning:

  • Get Science Safety Contract signed
  • Science Safety Quiz on Friday, 9/20
  • Hopes & Dreams HyperDoc due Tue 9/24

Tuesday, 9/17/19- B Day

Focus Question:

How can we have the best learning experiences in science class?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s home learning task in your planner. Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Lab Safety Exit Tweet” p.14 (Left Side). Head p.16 properly with “Lab Safety Exit Tweet-9/17/19.″
  2. Science Lab Safety Regulations & Contract– Tape safety regulations to inside of back cover of science notebook. Complete the Lab Safety Contract form and take it home to be signed.
  3. What do you look like doing science? Draw a picture of yourself doing science in the box on page 5 using colored pencils.
  4. Science Safety Exit Slip Tweet– In 280 characters or less, answer one of the following questions:
    • Which science lab safety rule do you think is most important & why?
    • Invent an interesting science safety slogan.

Home Learning:

  • Get Science Safety Contract signed
  • Science Safety Quiz on Friday, 9/20
  • Complete Science Safety Exit Tweet