Tuesday, 5/31/16-A 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 open to pages 104-105- your experiment on Newton’s 1st & 2nd laws; Talk to everyone in your lab group- Does everyone have the data written in his or her data table? Be sure to calculate averages too.
  2. Collect homework– Forces and Motion Basics PhET simulation (for anyone absent from class on Friday)
  3. Science Vocabulary– Copy the definitions for the following scientific terms onto the back of the flash-card template: force, motion, friction, inertia, speed, acceleration
  4. Advance OrganizerNewton’s First law- Inertia, Newton’s Second Law- Acceleration, Newton’s Third Law- Action & Reaction
  5. Investigation Experiment– How does the sum of forces on an object or the mass of an object affect the object’s motion? Use data to create a graph. Write conclusion (with writing prompts, if appropriate).

Homework:

  • STUDY- Forces and Motion Quiz tomorrow 6/1
  • Science Notebook due Fri. 6/3
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Thursday,5/26/16- A Day

Remember: As long as you act like a scientist when we do science, you will be treated like a scientist and conduct investigations. If not, you get to watch the rest of us do science.

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 Conclusion p.104” (Left Side); Head page 104 properly with “Newton’s 1st & 2nd Laws-Conclusion-5/26/16.”
  2. Investigation Experiment– How does the sum of forces on an object or the mass of an object affect the object’s motion? Model procedure & data table. Review science safety expectations and cooperative group member responsibilities. Conduct investigation and record data in data table.

Homework:

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

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

Friday, 5/6/16- A 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– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook and add open to page 96; Get out your Myth Busters active viewing handout.
  2. Science FridayTeaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks
  3. Investigation Experiment– How does the speed of your motion affect the time it takes to walk a certain distance? Share data & calculate averages. Use data to create a graph. Copy conclusion writing prompts.
  4. Educational video– “Myth Busters: Head Rush- Water Bending Electrons”- For each problem/question that the Myth Busters try to solve/answer, identify the problem/question, describe the method used to solve it, and explain what they discovered. What did you learn about problem solving?

Homework:

Conclusion due Wed. 5/11

Thursday, 5/5/16- B Day

Remember: As long as you act like a scientist when we do science, you will be treated like a scientist and conduct investigations. If not, you get to watch the rest of us do science.

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– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Motion Investigation p.96” (Left Side); Head page 96 properly for today’s experiment with “Motion-Investigation-5/5/16.”
  2. Investigation Experiment– How does the speed of your motion affect the time it takes to walk a certain distance? Model possible procedure & point out where supplies are. Reminder of lab safety expectations & cooperative table group member responsibilities. Conduct investigation!

Homework:

Conclusion due Wed. 5/11