Monday, 5/6/19- A Day

Lesson Question

How can engineers use their understanding of air pressure to make airplanes fly?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents on the Left Side- Fun with Bernoulli p.62. Head page 62 properly with Air Pressure- Fun with Bernoulli-5/6/19.
  2. Investigation– The Paper Tent- Fold a piece of paper (lengthwise) in half and make a paper tent. Place the paper tent on your desk. Predict what will happen when you blow into the tent. Will it appear to get larger, will it remain unchanged, or will it bend down toward the table? Position the straw about 2 inches away from the paper tent so that you will be able to blow a steady stream of air across the surface of the table or desk and through the tent. Observe what happens and complete worksheet. Now blow harder into the straw. Alternately, you can also turn your paper tent upside down and blow through the V-shaped paper. Trim & tape “Fun with Bernoulli” worksheet onto ISN p.63
  3. Field Assignment– Performing Crash Tests- Expedition Challenge- Naked Egg Drop

Tuesday, 4/30/19- A Day

Dear Student Scientists:

I’m sorry I missed your class today. I’m in school, but in various meetings throughout the day.  You will work on the following textbook assignment to further dive into air pressure specifically, and pressure as a force in general. I’m counting on you to complete your assignment and to make the substitute feel welcome. Tomorrow, we will be able to finalize our field work on crashes when we design & test our crash protection devices!

Read pages 74-80 in the Motion, Forces, & Energy textbook. Define the key terms on p.74 (pressure, pascal, fluid, barometer.) Answer all questions 1-5 on p. 80.

Monday, 4/29/19- B Day

Lesson Question

How can engineers use their understanding of air pressure to make airplanes fly?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Air Pressure p.63” (Right Side). Head page 63 properly with “Air Pressure-Outline-4/29/19.”
  2. Air Pressure Outline/Google Slides– Use the Outline template to take notes on the Air Pressure Google Slides.
  3. Notebook Work– Trim & tape outline to ISN p.63. Add the following scientific language terms to Index: Air pressure and Bernoulli’s Principle.

Tuesday, 4/23/19- B Day

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide? How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed field trip permission form. How will the vehicles react in the following situation? Write your name and your answer on the piece of paper. Two cars of equal mass and moving at the same speed collide head-to-head.
  2. Reading Comprehension– “Air Pressure” ReadWorks article- In preparation for our field trip to the New England Air Museum, we’re going to learn a little about flight. To understand how flight works, we have to take a look again at air, something that we investigated when we studied about matter. And when looking at air, and more specifically air pressure, we are also taking a look at collisions. So keep in mind what we’ve been learning about speed, velocity, acceleration, and momentum as we read about the collisions of air particles.

Home Learning:

  • Motion Summative Assessment on Friday, 4/26– STUDY ISN pages 47-59
  • Get Field Trip Permission Form signed- due Friday, 4/26