Wednesday, 1/31/18- B Day

Question:

Does temperature affect the speed of particles in a solid?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Get out your science notebook and open to page 42-43.
  2. Driving Questions Summary Table– Complete the DQST on ISN pages 36-37 for the Particles in Solid on ISN pages 42-43.
  3. Anchoring Model/Explanation– How can the oobleck be both a liquid and a solid? What did we figure out about the effect of temperature on the movement of particles in a solid with our investigation of the solid metal ball and ring ? How do you think this relates to how oobleck works? Add what we figured out about liquid and solid matter to our model of oobleck.
  4. Period 3- Gallery Walk- You will have 3 minutes to observe each model. As a group, write feedback on 3 sticky notes, one for each prompt:
    3 prompts:
    This model is effective because…(positive feedback)
    Did you consider…(constructive feedback)
    Something I’ve seen in other models is…/Something unique to your model is…
    This is an active investigation, but remember to use inside voices. Once 3 minutes is up and the timer rings, your group will rotate, clockwise, to the next station. This procedure continues until groups have visited all stations and return to the station at which they started. 

 

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Tuesday, 1/30/18- A Day- Delayed Opening

Question:

Does temperature affect the speed of particles in a solid?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Get out your science notebook and open to page 42. On the slip of paper, draw a model of the atoms in a solid after it has been heated.
  2. Complete Scientific Language Notecard– Make a Scientific Language Notecard for the key word atom. Tape Scientific Language Notecard as a flip to ISN p.43. Enter the key word atom in the Index.
  3. Investigative Phenomenon– Why do bridges have flexible connections?– Using what you learned about the effect of temperature on the motion of atoms in a solid in the metal ball and ring demonstration, create a model to explain what is happening to the road on the bridge. Knowing what you do about how solids act when they are heated and cooled, why do you think they put flexible connections in the road on a bridge? Tape your model as a flip page to p.42.
  4. Driving Questions Summary Table– Complete the DQST on ISN pages 36-37 for the Particles in Solid on ISN pages 42-43.

Monday, 12/11/17- B Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the NEW Table of Contents- “Cover Page p.33” (Right Side) and “Anchoring Phenomenon p.35” (Right Side). Head page 33 properly with “Anchoring Phenomenon-12/11/17.” Trim and tape NEW Table of Contents to inside front cover.
  2. Anchoring Phenomenon/See-Think-Wonder– Set up ISN p.35 with the topic “Phenomenon- Substance on a speaker.” Then set up a See-Think-Wonder thinking routine with the following questions: What do you see? What do you think about that? What does it make you wonder? Observe the substance on the speaker. Watch the phenomenon carefully. What did you observe? Answer the questions on page 35. (Write-Pair-Share)
  3. Unit Cover Page– On ISN p.33, create a cover page for the unit on Matter and Its Interactions
    • 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

Home Learning:

Unit Cover page on ISN p.33 due Wednesday 12/13

Tuesday, 10/10/17- A Day

Question:

How can we hear so many different sounds from across the room when we spin the record?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your signed safety contract. Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents-“Sound Device Observations p.17” (Right Side); Head page 17 properly with “Sound Device Observations- 10/10/17.”
  2. Anchoring Phenomenon- Set up ISN p.17 with “Observations-Phenomenon- The circular disc of a device is spun under a needle.” Observe as the disc on a device is spun. Watch & listen carefully to the phenomenon. What did you observe?
  3. Write-Pair-Share– WRITE down your observations on ISN p.17. PAIR with your table group to share your observations with each other and search for things your observations had that were alike and things that were different. SHARE with the full class by asking one member to share an observation from your discussion. These Initial Observations will be recorded as a class and students should record them on ISN p.17.
  4. Initial Ideas for Investigation– As a full class, record any Initial Ideas for Investigation

Homework:

Complete sketch of yourself as scientist (ISN p.5) and Unit Cover Page (ISN p.15)

Period 3– Answer the following questions on the handout:

  • What questions did your observations raise for you?
  • What ideas for investigations do you have?

Monday, 5/8/17- B Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

8:23-9:09 Period 6
9:11-9:58 Period 5
10:01-10:47 Period 7
10:50-11:36 Period 4
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 2
1:04-1:50 Period 3
1:53-2:45 Period 1

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the NEW Table of Contents- “Anchoring Phenomenon p.78” (Left Side). Head page 78 properly with “Anchoring Phenomenon-Predict Describe Explain-5/8/17.”
  2. Notebook– Trim and tape the NEW Table of Contents to inside front cover. Write the phenomena topic on p.78 and set up a Predict-Describe-Explain with the following questions: Make a prediction about what will happen and explain your reasoning. How would you describe what you observed? How would you explain what you observed?
  3. Anchoring Phenomenon/Predict-Describe-Explain– Watch the phenomenon video of the truck vs. the pillar crash test. On p.78, make a prediction about what will happen and explain your reasoning. Then watch the rest of the video. How would you describe what you observed? How would you explain what you observed? (Write-Pair-Share)
  4. Driving Questions- Write questions you have on Post-it notes (one question per note). Stick the notes to page 78. (Individual)

Homework:

Motion and Forces Unit Cover page 79 due Friday, 5/12