Monday, 5/15/17- A Day

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– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Driving Questions Summary Table- p.80” (Left Side) and “Driving Question Summary Table p.81” (Right Side). Open your science notebook to pages 80-81 and the “Motion, Forces, & Energy” textbook to page 36.
  2. Driving Question Board (DQB)– Retrieve post-it questions from your group’s poster, and write others if you have more. Put all your questions on DQB and organize the questions to come up with a driving question about motion and forces.
  3. Driving Question Summary Table– Set up Driving Question Summary Table on pages 80-81.
  4. Textbook Assignment– Read pages 36-39. Define key words on page 36. Answer all questions 1-2 on page 39.
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Wednesday, 3/22/17- B Day- Practice CMT

Practice CMT is tomorrow during Period 7. You will test with your homeroom with a few exceptions. You will be dismissed tomorrow from Practice CMT at the end of Period 1 (9:09 am). 

To my students:

I will be absent from school today. I am at a workshop learning about NGSS, the new science standards. I look forward to bringing new ideas back to our classroom! In my absence, please remember to be respectful, be cooperative, and use self-control.

Kindly, Mrs. Vigliotti

Lesson Plan

Read pages 36-39 in the textbook. Use the information to answer all of the questions 1 and 2 on page 39 on lined paper. Also, define the key terms on page 36.

Homework:

Density Informative/Explanatory Writing Final Copy (Google Doc) is due Friday, 3/24

Wednesday, 5/25/16- B Day

Learning Objectives:

  • To determine the motion of an object by the sum of the forces acting on it
  • To relate mass and force to a change in motion

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Newton’s Laws 1 & 2 Experiment p.105” (Right Side); Head page 105 properly with “Newton’s 1st & 2nd Laws-Investigation/Experiment-5/25/16.”
  2. investigation Experiment– How does the sum of forces on an object or the mass of an object affect the object’s motion? Plan experiment- Identify IV, DV, constants/controlled variables, control and form hypothesis in cooperative table groups. Design a procedure & data table.

Homework:

Complete Forces and Motion Basics PhET simulation- due Fri. 5/27

Tuesday, 5/24/16- A Day

All classes will meet in the computer lab A3/A5

Learning Objectives:

  • To determine the motion of an object by the sum of the forces acting on it
  • To relate mass and force to a change in motion

Learning Activities:

  1. Counseling Lesson- Mrs. Verrastro will lead a counseling lesson.
  2. Investigation Simulation (continued)Forces and Motion: Basics PhETsimulation- See post in Google Classroom. Investigate balanced and unbalanced forces in a game of tug-of-war. Explore the forces at work when pushing against objects of different masses: a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects. How does the sum of the forces on an object and the mass of an object affect the object’s movement?

Monday, 5/23/16- B Day

All classes will meet in the computer lab A3/A5

Learning Objectives:

  • To determine the motion of an object by the sum of the forces acting on it
  • To relate mass and force to a change in motion

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Head the “Forces and Motion” simulation handout with your name, date, and period; Read the scenario at the top of the page about friends playing tug-of-war and write your opinion about a fair way to split up the teams.
  2. Investigation SimulationForces and Motion: Basics PhET simulation- See post in Google Classroom. Investigate balanced and unbalanced forces in a game of tug-of-war. Explore the forces at work when pushing against objects of different masses: a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects. How does the sum of the forces on an object and the mass of an object affect the object’s movement?