Friday, 2/3/17- A Day

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– Get out your science notebook and open to pages 56-57. Take out your data table and your graph paper. Work out the following density word problem on the colored paper strip: “Calculate the density of a cube using the following information: Each side is 2 cm long. The mass of the cube is 16g.
  2. Science FridayA Shot in the Dark: Alternative Uses for Squid Ink and Superbloom: How Death Valley Springs to Life
  3. Investigation– What is the relationship between mass and density for objects of equal volume? Complete the graph of your data on graph paper. Use the density of each cube to identify the substance that the cube is made from.
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Thursday, 2/2/17- B Day

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– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents-“Effect of Mass- p.56” (Left Side). Head page 56 properly with Effect of Mass-Model & Conclusion-2/1/17. Answer After Lab is Completed questions 1-5 on Lab Safety Checklist.
  2. Investigation– What is the relationship between mass and density for objects of equal volume? Set up model and conclusion page 56. Review data as a class. Graph data on graph paper. Model relative size and arrangement of atoms/molecules in metal, plastic, & wooden cubes. Write conclusion. Trim and tape data table as flip page to p.57 and tape graph paper as flip page to p.56.

Tuesday, 1/17/17- B Day WINN/Advisory Schedule- No Periods 1 & 6

8:23-9:09 Advisory
9:12-9:58 WINN
10:01-10:47 Period 5
10:50-11:36 Period 4
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 2
1:04-1:50 Period 3
1:53-2:45 Period 7

Core Ideas:

  • The changes of state that occur with variations in temperature or pressure can be described and predicted using models of matter
  • Heat refers to energy transferred due to temperature differences between two 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- “Melting p.48” (Left Side) and “Melting p.49” (Right Side). Open to page 48 and head it properly with “Melting-Application-1/17/17 and open to page 49 and head it properly with “Melting-Demonstration-1/17/17.”
  2. Model– Observe the animations of Ice structure Ice at Different Angles. Create a model of water molecules in solid ice and liquid water on p.46. Freezing Point of Gas- Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration Let’s Freeze Liquid Nitrogen
  3. Demonstration– What happens to the speed of molecules in ice when it is heated? Where does the energy come from to melt the ice? Describe your observations of the ice melting on different surfaces on page 49. Define melting. Add key term to index at back of notebook.

Homework: 

STUDY pages 38-49- Changes of State Quiz on Thursday 1/19

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

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