Wednesday,5/18/16- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To develop and/or use a model to predict/describe phenomena
  • To apply mathematical concepts/processes (graphing) to scientific questions or problems

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook and open to page 103. Trim & tape the Newton’s Laws of Motion graphic organizer to page 103. Using the Newton’s Laws of Motion graphic organizer, write something you learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion on a Post-It note. Stick the Post-It note to pp.94-95.
  2. Engage– “Journey to the Bus Stop” handout- Work with your learning partner to describe Tom’s motion based on the graph. Why is it that the graph looks like this?Include the components of motion- what happened to his distance, time, & speed?
  3. Explore– Graphing Stories-Mr. Meyer’s Graphing Stories #10 Distance vs Time– Now watch video of a runner. Use the graph to model the motion of the runner. What are some things you can graph? Draw what you think. Discuss what you drew with your partner and see if you agree with what you graphed. What is similar about your graph and what is different? Talk to your partner about how you can improve your graph. Now you are going to take your graphs to math class to explain what you graphed.

Homework:

Brainstorm a diagram to show one of Newton’s Law of Motion and write a caption to explain your diagram- due Friday, 5/20

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Monday, 5/16/16- A Day- Last Day of SBAC Testing!!

SBAC Testing During Periods 2 & 3 (No Class)

Learning Objective:

  • To describe all positions of objects and the directions of forces & motions in an arbitrarily chosen frame of reference

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs. Time Data handout; Calculate the speed of a plane that takes 12 hours to travel 96,000 km. Remember: Write the formula. Plug the numbers. Solve. Include units.
  2. Complete Practice– “Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs Time Data” handout
  3. Practice– Speed/Distance/Time word problems

Thursday, 5/12/16- A Day- SBAC Testing Periods 6 & 7

Periods 2, 3, & 4

Learning Objective:

  • To describe all positions of objects and the directions of forces & motions in an arbitrarily chosen frame of reference

Learning Activities:

  1. Periods 2 & 3-Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Speed Graph p.98” (Left Side); Head page 98 properly for today’s notes graph with “Speed-Graph-5/10/16;” On a Post-It note, write something you’ve learned about motion and stick it to pp.94-95.
  2. Periods 2 & 3- Check HW– Motion Investigation Graph & Conclusion on p.96
  3. Period 2– Complete Notes– Speed Calculation
  4. Periods 2 & 3; 4 (complete)– Graphing– Speed Graph on p.98
  5. Practice– “Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs Time Data” handout

Wednesday, 5/11/16- B Day

Learning Objective:

  • To describe all positions of objects and the directions of forces & motions in an arbitrarily chosen frame of reference

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Speed Graph p.98” (Left Side); Head page 98 properly for today’s notes graph with “Speed-Graph-5/10/16;” On a Post-It note, write something you’ve learned about motion and stick it to pp.94-95.
  2. Check HW– Motion Investigation Graph & Conclusion on p.96
  3. Periods 2, 4, & 7- Complete Notes– Speed Calculation
  4. Graphing– Speed Graph on p.98
  5. Practice– “Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs Time Data” handout

Monday, 2/23/15

Learning Objectives:

To describe friction and identify factors that determine the friction force between two objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out your “Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs Time Data,” Get out your ISN, set up p.80, & add it to your Table of Contents, and Read the “Friction” passage & answer the 2 questions
  2. Complete Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs Time Data- Review 3 graphs & questions on back
  3. Engage- Cargo ship in storm video- Brainstorm what will stop the motion of the cars if you couldn’t tie them all down. On p.80 in ISN.

Homework:

Complete Brainstorm on ISN p.80

A force that slows down, stops, or makes it hard for an object to move is called friction. The amount or force of friction depends on two things: the type of surfaces that are touching and the force pressing the surfaces together.