Thursday, 6/1/17- 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- “Understanding Car Crashes p.86” (Left Side) and “Understanding Car Crashes p.87” (Right Side). Head page 86 properly with “Understanding Car Crashes-Connections & Questions-6/1/17 and head page 87 properly with “Understanding Car Crashes- Advanced Organizer-6/1/17.”
  2. Driving Question Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 80-81 for the “Forced to Accelerate” (Newton’s second law, acceleration) activities on pages 84-85.
  3. Educational videoUnderstanding Car Crashes- It’s Basic Physics– Complete the advanced organizer while watching the video. Tape the organizer as a flip page to p.87. After watching the video, answer the question on page 86: “Which would have been more damaging to the truck: having a head-on collision with an identical truck traveling at an identical speed or driving head-on into the stationary security pillar? Explain.”
Advertisements

Friday, 4/21/17- A Day

Core Ideas:

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 72. Get out the Periodic Table Elements 1-20 handout. Use your periodic table to tell me the name, atomic number, and the atomic mass of the element that Lia is pointing to. How many protons, electrons, & neutrons does an atom of that element have?
  2. Science FridayGetting a Leg Up- High Jump Explained
  3. Game– The Periodic Table- Complete Periodic Table Elements 1-20. Trim and tape Periodic Table Elements 1-20 to page 72.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 68-69 for the Periodic Table Activities on pages 72-73.
  5. Educational videoTED Ed Periodic videos or The Periodic Table Crash Course

Tuesday, 1/31/17- B Day- Early Dismissal Schedule due to Inclement Weather

Core Ideas:

  • Substances are made from different types of atoms, which combine with one another in various ways. Atoms form molecules that range in size from two to thousands of atoms.
  • Each pure substance has characteristic physical properties (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now–Lab Safety Checklist
  2. Educational videoBill Nye Buoyancy

Friday, 12/23/16- B Day- Early Dismissal

To all my students:

Enjoy your time with your families and friends! I look forward to seeing you when we return- all well-rested and ready to learn!

Kindly,

Mrs. Vigliotti

8:23-8:50 Period 7
8:53-9:20 Period 6 (Advanced Band Rehearsal at 9:10)
9:23-9:50 Period 5 (Chorus Reheasal at 9:50)
9:53-10:20 Period 4
10:25-10:52 CONCERT
10:55-11:22 CONCERT
11:25-12:00 CONCERT until 11:30 than HR


Learning Activities:

  1. Science FridaySnowflake Safari, Growing Snowflakes in a Bottle, and Another Reason to Spike the Eggnog
  2. Educational video- Bill Nye the Science Guy & Phases of Matter

Wednesday, 12/7/16- B Day

Core Ideas:

  • Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.
  • In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.

Period 2- Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now–Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents-“Solids, Liquids, Gases-p.37” (Right Side). Open your notebook to page 37 and head it properly with “Solids, Liquids, Gases-Graphic Organizer-12/7/16.” What do you see?
  2. Investigative Phenomenon–Why does a balloon grow when it is heated? Using what you learned about the effect of temperature on the motion of molecules in a gas from the investigation of air in a bottle, create a model to explain what is happening to the balloon in the hot car. (Write-Pair-Share). Observe the animation “Heating Molecules of a Gas” and refine your model. Trim and tape your model as a flip page to p.34.
  3. Comparison of Particles in Liquids, Solids, & Gases-Questions 8 handout. Trim and tape the graphic organizer directly to page 37.

Periods 3, 4, & 6- Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now–Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Solids, Liquids, Gases-p.36” (Left Side) and “Solids, Liquids, Gases-p.37” (Right Side). Open your notebook to page 36 and head it properly with “Solids, Liquids, Gases-Invent the Quiz-12/7/16” and head page 37 properly with “Solids, Liquids, Gases-Graphic Organizer-12/2/16. Get out the handout that says “You saw an animation about molecules in solids, liquids, and gases.” This is your graphic organizer. (It has Question #8 on it).
  2. Complete Comparison of Particles in Liquids, Solids, & Gases-Questions 8 handout. Trim and tape the graphic organizer to page 37.
  3. Notebook– Set up homework page 36.
  4. Driving Questions Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 26-27 for the Molecules in Solid Activity.
  5. Educational videoMatter Compilation: Crash Course Kids

Period 7- Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Solids, Liquids, Gases-p.36” (Left Side) and “Solids, Liquids, Gases-p.37” (Right Side). Open your notebook to page 36 and head it properly with “Solids, Liquids, Gases-Invent the Quiz-12/7/16” and head page 37 properly with “Solids, Liquids, Gases-Graphic Organizer-12/2/16.
  2. Notebook– Trim and tape your graphic organizer on Solids, Liquids, and Gases (#8) directly to page 37. Set up homework page 36.

Homework:

5 Quiz questions and answers on notebook page 36