Tuesday, 2/20/18- B Day

All classes will meet in the library to continue work on the Changes in State HyperDoc.

You should be completing the yellow Explore Section and beginning the pink Explain section. In the yellow Explore Section, you have explored how heat energy transfers through conduction in the Heat, Temperature, & Conduction Lab and you have explored how particles in different states of matter respond to changes in heat energy and pressure in the States of Matter PhET Simulation. In the pink Explain section, we will start to use the resources (infographic, video, and reading) to learn about changes of state. Our learning goal is to be able to explain how heat energy changes affect particle motion, temperature, and state of matter.

You can use the following links to get to the post in Google Classroom for your class:



Tuesday, 2/13/18- Thursday, 2/14/18

All classes will meet in the library to work on the Changes in State HyperDoc.

The following message has been posted in Google Classroom:


*DIRECTIONS*- Based on the investigations that you have been doing on liquid, solid, & gas states of matter, complete the Changes of State Hyperdoc attached. It is view-only and that is all you need. Start with the green section called ENGAGE and then continue to work through each section on your own and at your own rate: EXPLORE (yellow), EXPLAIN (pink), ELABORATE/EXTEND (blue), and EVALUATE (purple). You will show Mrs. Vigliotti your work at the end of each section. You will also complete two models with a collaborative group.

*LEARNING GOALS*- Students will be able to create a model that explains what happens to particle motion, temperature, and states of matter when heat energy is added or removed.

*TIME*- You have one week to complete this HyperDoc. You will be given five class periods to work during class time. The EXPLORE section will take one class period, the EXPLAIN section will take two class periods, the ELABORATE/EXTEND section will take one class period, and the EVALUATE section will take one class period. If you do not finish a particular section on time, you will be expected to complete it outside of class. ALL PARTS OF THE ASSIGNMENT ARE DUE ON THURSDAY, 2/22 AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.

*TURN-IN PROCESS*- You will check in with Mrs. Vigliotti and show your work at the end of each section. Before you may proceed to the next section, the task must be completed in its entirety. The final models will be handed in at the beginning of class on Thursday, 2/22.

Monday, 2/12/18- B Day


How does temperature affect the particles in a gas?

Learning Tasks:

  1. New Seats!
  2. Animation– Particles of a Gas- What did you notice about the molecules of a gas: Do the molecules of a gas have strong or weak attractions? Are the molecules of a gas randomly or orderly arranged? When the molecules of a gas hit each other, do they normally stick together or bounce off?
  3. Model and Claim/Evidence/Reasoning (CER)– Set up ISN p.44. Draw a model of the air molecules in the bottle when it is placed in hot and cold water based on your observations of the soap bubble on the top of the bottle. Also on ISN p.44, make a claim about whether temperature affects the molecules in a gas like air. Support your claim with evidence and reasoning. Observe animation of heating and cooling gas in a bottle to help your reasoning.
  4. Investigative Phenomenon–Why does a balloon grow when it is heated? Using what you learned about the effect of temperature on the motion of molecules in a gas from the investigation of air in a bottle, create a model to explain what is happening to the balloon in the hot car. Observe the animation “Heating Molecules of a Gas” and refine your model. Tape your model as a flip page to p.44.


Thursday, 2/8/18- B Day

Remember: As long as you act like a scientist when we do science, you will be treated like a scientist and conduct investigations. If not, you get to watch the rest of us do science.


How does temperature affect the particles in a gas?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Particles in Gas -p.44 (Left Side). Head page 44 properly with “Particles in Gas- 2/5/18.”
  2. Investigation- How does temperature affect the particles in a gas? Continue following the procedure to conduct the lab. Draw a picture of your observations in the space below questions 4 & 5 and answer What Did You Observe? questions #4 & 5 on the handout. Complete Lab Safety-After Lab is Completed questions 1-5. Tape two activity handouts (demonstration & lab) as flip pages to ISN p.45.

Friday, 2/2/17- B Day

Today we will meet in the library. You will take a formative assessment about liquid and solid matter on Google Classroom. Mrs. Scott will present how to access your Gmail, the connection between Gmail and Google Classroom, and the importance of developing good habits like regularly checking your Gmail and Google Classroom. A good way to do this is to put the apps for both on your phone or other device. Your Gmail is an important communication tool between you and your teachers! After Mrs. Scott’s presentation, you will use your Gmail to access the results of your formative assessment.