Wednesday, 11/27/19- A Day- Early Dismissal Schedule- Happy Thanksgiving!

🦃🦃Thanksgiving Science🦃🦃

  1. Do Now– Ask the person who sits next to you if he or she will eat turkey tomorrow. If not, what will be eaten instead? Also, find out if he or she prefers apple pie or pumpkin pie or no pie at all.
  2. Science Friday– Meet the Balloonatics
  3. Educational video– Does tryptophan in turkey make you drowsy?Chem Matters: Flavor Chemistry- The Science Behind the Taste and Smell of Food5 Tips for a Better Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving Chemistry

Friday, 9/27/19- A Day

Focus Question:

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

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and the new Table of Contents. Get out your technical drawing if you did it on a separate paper.
  2. Science FridayDiscovering the Past Though Dinosaur Poop
  3. Review of Discussion Norms & feedback from Google form
  4. Notebook Work- NEW Table of Contents– Trim and tape the NEW Table of Contents as a flip page to inside front cover. Also, check ISN pages 11-16 for any missing or unfinished work.
  5. Unit Cover Page On ISN p.17, create a cover page for the unit on Thermal Energy Transfer.
    • 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.

Thursday, 9/26/19- B Day- Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, 6, & 8

Focus Question:

How does your perception of your abilities affect your achievement?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– If you were given the opportunity, would you go on a mission to Mars? Explain the reasons why or why not.
  2. Watch videosGrowing Your Mind and Neuroplasticity- Discussion questions: How do people become more intelligent? How does the diagram of the neurons “At birth vs. At age 6” demonstrate this? How does the second diagram of the nerves of the animal living in a cage vs. an animal living with other animals and toys demonstrate this? How are our brains like muscles? When do our brains grow the most? What is neuroplasticity?
  3. Article– “Dr. Dweck’s discovery of fixed and growth mindsets have shaped our understanding of learning”- Work in partners to read each paragraph aloud to each other. Write a paragraph to respond to the writing prompt: According to the article, what is a “growth mindset” and why is it important? Do you agree with what the article is saying? To support your opinion you may use examples from your own experiences, your observations of others, and this article.
  4. Diagram– “Two Mindsets”- Model examples from my life of when I used the growth mindset for each component-challenges, obstacles, effort, criticism, success of others. Individually students write their own examples of using the growth mindset on the diagram. Share as a full class.

Tuesday, 9/24/19- A Day-Early Dismissal Schedule

Let’s welcome our guest, Ms. Thibodeau, who is going to give us a lesson on observation skills & technical drawing!

Focus Question:

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

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Technical Drawing” p.16 (Left Side). Head p.16 properly with “Technical Drawing-9/24/19.″
  2. Model– Ms Thibodeau will model how to observe the subject and record your observations in a technical drawing.
  3. Practice– You will observe the subject and record your observations on the paper. Trim and tape the paper to ISN p.16