Tuesday, 10/8/19- A Day

Focus Question:

Why does the temperature of the liquid in some cup systems change more than in others?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s home learning task in your planner. Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Related Phenomena” p.21 (Right Side). Head p.21 properly with “Related Phenomena-10/8/19.″
  2. Identify Related Phenomena– Review the other systems that keep something inside them the same temperature (HW Questions from Google Classroom Question #003.) What kinds of systems or objects can maintain the temperature of the stuff inside them without using electricity? How do these things work? Develop a Related Phenomena chart and record this chart on ISN p.21.
  3. Related Systems Model– Pick 1 item from the Related Phenomena poster. On ISN p.20, draw a model to explain how you think the item works to keep something inside it cold or warm. A few student scientists will share their models with the projector. How do the cups and these related systems work to keep things cold or hot? What different mechanisms cause the thing inside to warm up or cool down? What patterns are there in structural features that seem to be important for slowing or stopping temperature change?
  4. Driving Question Board (DQB)– Ask “How” and “Why” questions to figure out how & why the fancy cup and related systems work to maintain the temperature of the stuff inside them. Turn and talk to brainstorm a couple of how and why questions about the cup systems or about a pattern you observed when looking at the related phenomena. Write one question on a notecard in marker, big & bold. Put your initials on back in pencil. The questions should be ones that can be answered through investigation and will help explain how things work the way they do.

Home Learning

Ideas for Investigation (#005) posted under TODAY topic in Classwork tab of Google Classroom due by Friday 10/11

Thursday, 4/23/19- B Day- NGSS Test- Block Schedule Period 8 (test), 4, 6, & 2

Lesson Question:

How are the laws of motion and forces used to plan and execute space missions like the Mars Curiosity Rover?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “DQST p.70″ (Left Side), “DQST p.71” (Right Side), “DQST p.72” (Left Side), and “DQST p.73” (Right Side).
  2. Identify Related Phenomena/Write-Pair-Share– Where else does this happen? Think of other times when you experienced falling and landing objects. WRITE a brief description of times you can think of when you observed falling objects on ISN p.68. Try to come up with ones that make you wonder why/how it happened. PAIR with your table partner to share your related phenomena and be prepared to SHARE an example or two with the class for the Class Record of Related Phenomena.
  3. Develop Questions/Driving Question Board– What do we need to figure out to explain all of this? Brainstorm “What We Wonder” questions about falling & landing objects and make a list of those questions on ISN p.68. For each of your observations on ISN p.69, think about a question that you can investigate to help you better understand it. Choose the most compelling or interesting question from ISN p.68 and write it big and bold on a notecard using a marker. Write your initials and period number in pencil on the front corner of the card. Bring your card to the scientists’ circle. Read your question and post it on the Driving Question Board (DQB). Explain how it is related to another question on the board.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table (DQST)– Set up the DQST on ISN pages 70-73 for the driving question: How are the laws of motion and forces used to plan and execute space missions like the Mars Curiosity Rover?

Wednesday, 5/22/19- A Day- NGSS Test- Block Schedule Periods 3 (test), 1, 5, & 7

Lesson Question:

How are the laws of motion and forces used to plan and execute space missions like the Mars Curiosity Rover?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “DQST p.70″ (Left Side), “DQST p.71” (Right Side), “DQST p.72” (Left Side), and “DQST p.73” (Right Side).
  2. Identify Related Phenomena/Write-Pair-Share– Where else does this happen? Think of other times when you experienced falling and landing objects. WRITE a brief description of times you can think of when you observed falling objects on ISN p.68. Try to come up with ones that make you wonder why/how it happened. PAIR with your table partner to share your related phenomena and be prepared to SHARE an example or two with the class for the Class Record of Related Phenomena.
  3. Develop Questions/Driving Question Board– What do we need to figure out to explain all of this? Brainstorm “What We Wonder” questions about falling & landing objects and make a list of those questions on ISN p.68. For each of your observations on ISN p.69, think about a question that you can investigate to help you better understand it. Choose the most compelling or interesting question from ISN p.68 and write it big and bold on a notecard using a marker. Write your initials and period number in pencil on the front corner of the card. Bring your card to the scientists’ circle. Read your question and post it on the Driving Question Board (DQB). Explain how it is related to another question on the board.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table (DQST)– Set up the DQST on ISN pages 70-73 for the driving question: How are the laws of motion and forces used to plan and execute space missions like the Mars Curiosity Rover?

Wednesday, 2/20/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down your Home Learning assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “DQST p.50″ (Left Side), “DQST p.51” (Right Side), “DQST p.52” (Left Side), and “DQST p.53” (Right Side).
  2. Class Consensus Initial Model– Together, let’s look at samples of models in Google Slides so we can see if our explanations agree and in what areas we disagree. From that discussion, we will build a Class Consensus Initial Model. Tape your model as a flip page to ISN p.48.
  3. Develop Questions/Driving Question Board– What do we need to figure out to explain all of this? Brainstorm “What We Wonder” questions about colliding objects and make a list of those questions on ISN p.48. For each of your observations on ISN p.49, think about a question that you can investigate to help you better understand it. Choose the most compelling or interesting question from ISN p.48 and write it big and bold on a notecard using a marker. Write your initials and period number in pencil on the front corner of the card. Bring your card to the scientists’ circle. Read your question and post it on the Driving Question Board (DQB). Explain how it is related to another question on the board.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table (DQST)– Set up the DQST on ISN pages 50-53 for the driving question: How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Home Learning

Ideas for Investigation/Next Steps– Which of the questions from ISN p.48 or from the Driving Question Board (DQB) would you like to investigate further? What would you like to do to investigate any of those questions? (See Question in Classwork in Google Classroom under Today topic.)