Monday, 10/16/17- A Day

Question:

How can we hear so many different sounds from across the room when we spin the record?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your ISN and open to page 17. Read your observations of the sound device on page 17.
  2. Initial Model/Explanation- How does the sound come from the needle and the record? How did all of those patterns that we observe happen? How can we hear all these different sounds from across a room? On the handout, draw your ideas of what you think is happening where the needle touches the record, and what is happening in the air between the sound source and your ear that would really help show and explain, how is it possible we can hear all these different sounds coming from the device?
  3. Consensus Circle– Review discussion & circle norms. Bring your models to the circle. Show your model and explain all the elements of the model. As a class, find similarities and differences and record these. If something is repeated several times, that is important!

Home Learning:

ISN p.16- Write 2 questions you have related to sound and how we hear different noises.

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Wednesday, 10/11/17- B Day- Today is the Cross Country Team’s Home Meet!

Question:

How can we hear so many different sounds from across the room when we spin the record?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed safety contract. Get out your ISN and open to your cover page on p.15. Add to the Table of Contents-“Sound Device Model p.16” (Left Side); Head page 16 properly with “Sound Device Model- 10/11/17.”
  2. Initial Ideas for Investigation (Turn and Talk)– Review observations & discussion norms. Are there any questions you are thinking of right now or is there anything you would like to do to investigate further? What questions are you thinking about? What would you like to do to investigate any of our questions? For example, is there anything you would like to try out with the record player?
  3. Initial Model- How does the sound come from the needle and the record? How did all of those patterns that we observe happen? How can we hear all these different sounds from across a room? On the handout, draw your ideas of what you think is happening where the needle touches the record, and what is happening in the air between the sound source and your ear that would really help show and explain, how is it possible we can hear all these different sounds coming from the device?

Thursday, 5/11/17- A Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

8:23-9:09 Period 1
9:11-9:58 Period 3
10:01-10:47 Period 2
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

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- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open it to page 78. On a sticky note, write another question about the truck vs security pillar. The question can be about what the description or the explanation of what you observed.
  2. Initial ideas (model)– Use your Post-it note questions to develop an initial ideas (model) poster with your group. Why was the truck stopped dead? Why was the truck so damaged and the pole was not? What caused this phenomenon? Put all of the individual Post-it note questions from page 78 on the bottom of the group’s poster. Group questions based on similarities.
  3. Gallery walk- What do you notice about the models & post-it questions? What differences & similarities (in questions & models) do you notice?

Homework:

Motion and Forces Unit Cover page 79 due tomorrow, 5/12

Tuesday, 5/9/17- A Day- SBAC Testing (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

8:23-9:09 Period 3
9:11-9:58 Period 4
10:01-10:47 Period 1
10:50-11:36 Period 2
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

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- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Unit Cover Page p.79” (Right Side). Open your science notebook to page 78.
  2. Anchoring Phenomenon/Driving Questions– Share responses on p.78 to the phenomenon video and the rest of the video of the truck vs. the pillar crash test. Add any more questions you have on Post-it notes (one question per note). Stick the notes to page 78.
  3. Initial ideas (model)– Use your Post-it note questions to develop an initial ideas (model) poster with your group. Why was the truck stopped dead? Why was the truck so damaged and the pole was not? What caused this phenomenon? Put all of the individual Post-it note questions from page 78 on the bottom of the group’s poster. Group questions based on similarities.

Homework:

Motion and Forces Unit Cover page 79 due Friday, 5/12

Thursday, 4/27/17- A Day- Flex Schedule

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– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Energy Levels p.76″ (Left Side) and “Energy Levels p.77” (Right Side). Head page 76 properly with “Energy Levels-Identifying Patterns-4/27/17” and head page 77 properly with “Energy Levels-Atom Model-4/27/17.”
  2. Notebook– Set up homework questions on page 76.
  3. Notes- Energy Level Models & the Periodic Table p.77Electrons surround the nucleus of an atom in regions called energy levels. Add Key Words period and group to the index at the back of your science notebook.
  4. Atom Models– Model how to arrange electrons within the energy levels for first atom model of each period. Students fill in the correct number of electrons in energy levels for the rest of the atom models in Energy Levels Elements 1-20 activity sheet. (I do… We do… You do…) Tape Energy Levels Elements 1-20 activity handout as a flip page to page 77.

Homework:

Answer 2 questions on page 76.

  • 1. What pattern do you see in the periods (rows)?
  • 2. What pattern do you see in the groups (columns)?