Tuesday, 5/23/17- 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 open to page 85. Read the procedure for the investigation- Forced to Accelerate.
  2. Introduce the STEM Bridge Structural Design Project
  3. Investigation– Forced to Accelerate- How is acceleration related to force?- Follow the procedure and record your data in the data table on page 85 in your science notebook.
  4. Textbook Assignment– Read pages 51-54. Define key word on page 51. Do the Math Sample Problem and Math Practice on page 53. Answer all questions 1-4 on page 54.
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Monday, 5/22/17- B 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 open to page 85. Read the procedure for the investigation- Forced to Accelerate.
  2. Investigation– Forced to Accelerate- How is acceleration related to force?- Follow the procedure and record your data in the data table on page 85 in your science notebook.

Thursday, 5/18/17- B 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- “What Forced to Accelerate p.85” (Right Side). Head page 85 properly with “Forced to Accelerate-Investigation-5/18/17.”
  2. Driving Question Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 80-81 for the “What causes motion” (Newton’s first law, inertia) activities on pages 82-83.
  3. Investigation– Forced to Accelerate- How is acceleration related to force?- Record key question and set up data table on page 85 of science notebook. Follow the procedure.

Monday, 5/15/17- 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- “Driving Questions Summary Table- p.80” (Left Side) and “Driving Question Summary Table p.81” (Right Side). Open your science notebook to pages 80-81 and the “Motion, Forces, & Energy” textbook to page 36.
  2. Driving Question Board (DQB)– Retrieve post-it questions from your group’s poster, and write others if you have more. Put all your questions on DQB and organize the questions to come up with a driving question about motion and forces.
  3. Driving Question Summary Table– Set up Driving Question Summary Table on pages 80-81.
  4. Textbook Assignment– Read pages 36-39. Define key words on page 36. Answer all questions 1-2 on page 39.

Wednesday, 6/1/16- B Day

Learning Objectives:

  • To apply Newton’s third law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of objects

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 3rd Laws Cue/Diagram p.107” (Right Side); Head page 107 properly with “Newton’s 3rd Law-Cue/Diagram-6/1/16.”
  2. Advance Organizer– Stomp Rocket demonstration and Lift Off of Rocket video segment-What do you see? How do you explain what you see? What evidence do you have for your explanation?
  3. Assessment– Newton’s Laws of Motion Quiz
  4. 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:

Science Notebook due Fri. 6/3