Monday, 3/18/19- A Day

Lesson Question:

If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Writing Prompt p.56” (Left Side). Head page 56 properly with “Acceleration-Writing Prompt-3/18/19.”
  2. Notebook Work– Complete the last entry on the DQST (ISN pages 50-51) for the Acceleration Lab. Tape the Acceleration lab as a flip page to ISN p.57 and copy the question from the board onto ISN p.56.
  3. Write/Pair/Share– Write a response to the prompt: “People say they can “feel” acceleration. What are they actually feeling? Explain this feeling in terms of your new understanding from this lab.” Pair with your partner and discuss your response. Be prepared to share with the class. Then watch this video, and revise your thinking and writing.
  4. Scientists’ Circle– Looking Back- What did we just do? What did we figure out last time? Looking Forward- What are our next steps? What question do we need to address? What direction do we need to pursue?

Friday, 3/15/19- B Day

Lesson Question:

If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your Acceleration Lab worksheet. Write your name on your paper and answer the question: What are three ways an object can accelerate?
  2. Science FridayThe Bouba-Kiki Effect
  3. Video SegmentScience of NFL Football: Position, Velocity, & Acceleration
  4. Investigation– Acceleration- Observe what happens with the accelerometer. What pieces of the puzzle did we figure out? Review answers to lab questions.
  5. Driving Question Summary Table– Complete the DQST on ISN pgs. 50-51 for the Acceleration lab.

Thursday, 3/14/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, 6, & 8

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

Lesson Question:

If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s Home Learning tasks in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open to page 57. Write your name on the piece of paper and explain how deceleration is related to acceleration.
  2. Investigation– Acceleration- If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed? Review Science Safety Regulations and complete Lab Safety Checklist- Before You Begin. Also, review Group Member Responsibilities. Get an accelerometer and clipboard. Go to the lobby in front of the auditorium. Practice holding the handle of the accelerometer and keeping it steady as you walk. When you are ready, walk in a straight line and gradually decrease your speed. Next, walk in a straight line and gradually increase your speed.  Then walk in a straight line and start changing directions. Finally, walk around the room and make any other changes in motion that you can think of. For each situation, draw arrows to show how the metal washer moves and describe your observations in words next to each diagram. Return to the classroom and complete the Reflect and Apply and Journal questions. Also, complete the Lab Safety Checklist-After Lab is Completed.

Home Learning:

  • ISN Self-Reflection due by Friday, 3/15
  • ISN’s (science notebooks) due next week

Wednesday, 3/13/19- B Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7

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

Lesson Question:

If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s Home Learning tasks in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open to page 57. Write your name on the piece of paper and explain how deceleration is related to acceleration.
  2. Investigation– Acceleration- If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed? Review Science Safety Regulations and complete Lab Safety Checklist- Before You Begin. Also, review Group Member Responsibilities. Get an accelerometer and clipboard. Go to the lobby in front of the auditorium. Practice holding the handle of the accelerometer and keeping it steady as you walk. When you are ready, walk in a straight line and gradually decrease your speed. Next, walk in a straight line and gradually increase your speed.  Then walk in a straight line and start changing directions. Finally, walk around the room and make any other changes in motion that you can think of. For each situation, draw arrows to show how the metal washer moves and describe your observations in words next to each diagram. Return to the classroom and complete the Reflect and Apply and Journal questions. Also, complete the Lab Safety Checklist-After Lab is Completed.

Home Learning:

  • ISN Self-Reflection due by Friday, 3/15
  • ISN’s (science notebooks) due next week

Tuesday, 3/12/19- A Day

Lesson Question:

If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s Home Learning tasks in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Acceleration p.57” (Right Side). Head page 57 properly with “Acceleration-Investigation-3/12/19.”
  2. Reading for Information/Cornell Notes– Explain the format for Cornell notes and set up ISN p.57. Add the following scientific language keywords to the Index in the back of your notebook: acceleration & deceleration. Model how to use the Cornell notes format, practice together as a full class, then continue individually.

Home Learning:

  • ISN Self-Reflection due by Friday, 3/15
  • ISN’s (science notebooks) due next week