Monday, 12/19/16- B Day

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- Get out your science notebook and open to pages 38 and 39. We are half way through the 2nd marking period. Reflect on how you can become a better learner. Write down 2 things you can do to become a better learner.
  2. Advance OrganizerIntroducing Solids, Liquids, & Gases, Measuring Temperature, & and Temperature vs Heat Eureka! video segments
  3. Investigative Phenomenon- With your cooperative table group partners, revise the model that explains how the spoon gets hot in the liquid. Use what you learned from your observations of the investigation with washers and water of different temperatures and your model and conclusions of what is happening on the molecular level. Watch the molecular model animations of the Heated Spoon and Cooled Spoon.
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Tuesday, 12/6/16- WINN/Advisory Day- No Periods 2 & 3

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.
8:23-9:09 Advisory
9:12-9:58 WINN
10:01-10:47 Period 1
10:50-11:36 Period 4
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 5
1:04-1:50 Period 6
1:53-2:45 Period 7

Periods 4 & 6- Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now–Get out your science notebook and open to page 34. 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

Period 7- Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to pages 26 & 27. Get out the handout that says “You saw an animation about molecules in solids, liquids, and gases.” It has Question #8.
  2. Comparison of Particles in Liquids, Solids, & Gases-Questions 8 handout- Complete Gases
  3. Driving Questions Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 26-27 for the Molecules in Solid Activity
  4. Educational video- Matter Compilation: Crash Course Kids

Monday, 11/28/16- A 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.

Periods 3, 4, & 7 Learning Activities:

  1. New Seats!
  2. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 32. In your cooperative table group, discuss the answer to the following questions: How is the motion of particles different in solids than in liquids? What keeps particles in liquids and solids close to one another?
  3. Review Comparison of Particles in Liquids & Solids
  4. Investigative Phenomenon–Why do bridges have flexible connections?– Using what you learned about the effect of temperature on the motion of atoms in a solid in the metal ball and ring demonstration, create a model to explain what is happening to the road on the bridge. (Write-Pair-Share). Trim and tape your model as a flip page to p.32.
  5. Driving Questions Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 26-27 for the Molecules in Solid Activity

Periods 2 & 6 Learning Activities:

  1. New Seats!
  2. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Molecules in Solid- p.32” (Left Side). Open your notebook to page 32 and head it properly with “Molecules in Solid-Model & Conclusion-11/22/16.” Get out your Demonstration handout with questions 3-5. Trim and tape Demonstration questions 3-5 as a flip page to page 33.
  3. Notebook– Review Demonstration Questions 3-5. Set up page 32.
  4. Model & Conclusion- On page 32 of your science notebook, draw a model of the atoms in the metal ball at room temperature and after it has been heated based on your observations of the metal ball and ring. Make a conclusion about whether heating or cooling affects the atoms in a solid and use your observations as support. Observe animation of heating and cooling a solid to adjust your model & conclusions.
  5. Comparison of Particles in Liquids & Solids- Explain It With Atoms & Molecules Questions 1 & 2 handout

Friday, 11/18/16- A Day- Super Hero 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.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 31. Discuss with your group- Is the speed of molecules different in hot water than in cold water? What did you observe as evidence?
  2. Science FridayThe Fungi in Your Future
  3. Model & Conclusion- On page 30 of your science notebook, draw a model of water molecules in cold, room temperature, and hot water based on your observations of the investigation of food coloring in hot and cold water. (Periods 4, 6, & 7) Make a conclusion about whether the speed of molecules in hot water is different than in cold water and use your observations as support. (Periods 4, 6, & 7) Observe animation of heating and cooling a liquid to adjust your model & conclusions (Periods 2, 4, 6, & 7).
  4. Investigative Phenomenon–Volume Increase in Graduated Cylinder– Using what you learned about molecular motion and temperature in the food coloring investigation, create a model to explain what is happening with the increase in water volume in the graduated cylinder. Why do you think the volume of water increases when the water is heated? (Write-Pair-Share). Trim and tape your model as a flip page to p.30.
  5. Driving Questions Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 26-27 for the Molecules in Motion Activity

Thursday, 11/17/16- B Day- Early Dismissal Parent Conferences

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.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and put it in the bin for your class. Take the 9 Dot Challenge.
  2. Educational Video- MythBusters- Electricity and Magnetism: Electrical Safety in a Thunderstorm- Is it safe to be on the phone or in the shower during a lightning storm? Use the chart to complete a peer review of the things that the MythtBusters do in their science investigations.

Period 7 Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Molecules in Motion- p.30” (Left Side). Open your notebook to page 30 and head it properly with “Molecules in Motion-Model & Conclusions-11/16/16.
  2. Notebook– Set up page 30.
  3. Review HW- Watch the video of food coloring in hot and cold water. Modify sketch of observations. Review Lab Question #1-4. Tape the Activity handout as a flip page to page 31.