Thursday, 3/24/16-Early Dismissal Schedule

Learning Objective:

  • To explain, in terms of electrons and protons, why a charged object is attracted or repelled by another charged object
  • To explain that the attraction between positive protons and negative electrons holds an atom together

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now-Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Protons, Neutrons, & Electrons p.83” (Right Side) and Head page 83 properly with “Protons, Neutrons, & Electrons-Investigation-3/23/16.”
  2. Advance Organizer- Atoms: Protons, Neutrons, Electrons Study Jam and Atomic Model (click here for free version) BrainPOP animations
  3. Cue- Protons, Neutrons, & Electrons- As a full class, review parts of an atom, atomic attractions & charges, & electron clouds/energy levels. Work with your learning partner to answer questions 1, 2, & 3. Share answers in class. Trim and tape handout to page 83.

Tuesday, 3/8/16- B Day

Learning Objective:

  • To plan an investigation that identifies factors that determine the friction force between two objects

Learning Activities:

  1. To Do-Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Understanding Connections p.72” (Left Side) and “Understanding Connections p.73” (Right Side); Head both pages 72 & 73 properly with “Friction-Understanding Connections-3/8/16.”
  2. Cue– Observe the cargo ship in the storm. On page 70 of your science notebook, write down how you might slow down, stop, or at least make it hard for the cars to move. You cannot secure the cars to the deck because there is not any ropes/chains. (Write-Pair-Share)
  3. Understanding Connections-p.72-73 in interactive science notebook. Formulate Unit Question using ideas/questions from sticky notes. Draw a light bulb in the center of the page and write Unit Question inside the light bulb.
  4. Unit Cover Page– On p.71 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Friction.
  • 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.

Homework:

  • Friction Unit Cover Page due on Friday, 3/11
  • Periods 3 & 6– Density Problems due tomorrow 3/9

Monday, 3/7/16- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To plan an investigation identify factors that determine the friction force between two objects

 

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook. Add to a NEW Table of Contents- “Friction Cue p.70” (Left Side) and “Friction Cover Page p.71” (Right Side). Trim and tape the new table of contents to the inside front cover; Head page 70 properly with “Friction-Cue-3/7/16.”
  2. Trigger- Start your inquiry… Observe the cargo ship in the storm. Produce the Questions. On lined paper, write as many questions as you can about what you observed. Improve the questions. Decide if each question is an open-ended question or a closed-ended question. Share the questions. Choose your group’s favorite open-ended question and close-ended questions to share. (Cooperative Table Groups: Seat #1-Recorder; Seat #2-Reader; Seat #3-Presenter)
  3. Cue– Observe the cargo ship in the storm. On page 70 of your science notebook, write down how you might slow down, stop, or at least make it hard for the cars to move. You cannot secure the cars to the deck because there is not any ropes/chains. (Write-Pair-Share)

Homework:

  • Friction Unit Cover Page due on Friday, 3/11
  • Periods 3 & 6– Density Problems due on Wed. 3/9

Tuesday, 2/2/16- A Day

Learning Objective:

Each pure substance has characteristic physical properties like density (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it.

 

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Add to your NEW Table of Contents- “Density Cue p.56” (Left Side); Get out your science notebook and head page 56 properly with “Density-Cue-2/2/16.”
  2. Notebook– Trim and tape Table of Contents to front cover and write cue question on p.56
  3. Cue– Brainstorm- On p.56 of your science notebook, predict whether a can of coke will float or sink in a tank of water. Then observe the Float or Sink demonstration.  What is the difference between the different cans of soda? Based on your observation, come up with a rule that you think will determine whether something will float or sink. What do you think determines the density of an object? What do you know about density? (Write-Pair-Share)
  4. Trigger-On sticky notes, write questions/ideas about density. Put your sticky notes on p.56 in your interactive science notebook. Whenever a question comes to mind, write it on a sticky note, and stick it here.
  5. Unit Cover page– On p. 57 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Density.
  • 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

Homework:

  • Complete the Density Unit Cover page
  • Periods 3 & 6– Science Writing Activity due Friday, 2/5

Monday, 1/11/16- B Day

Learning Objective:

The changes of state that occur with variations in temperature or pressure can be described and predicted using models of matter

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- “Melting Demonstration p.53” (Right Side); Open to pages 53 and head it properly with “Melting-Demonstration-1/11/16”
  2. Cue–  Demonstration- “Ice Melting on Different Surfaces” video segment. Watch the video clip of ice melting on different surfaces and answer questions on p.53 of your science notebook (Write-Pair-Share)
  3. Model Building– Water Molecules in Ice

Homework:

  • Science Notebook due on Friday, 1/15/15
  • Complete Water Molecules in Ice Model