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

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Tuesday, 5/24/16- A Day

All classes will meet in the computer lab A3/A5

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. Counseling Lesson- Mrs. Verrastro will lead a counseling lesson.
  2. Investigation Simulation (continued)Forces and Motion: Basics PhETsimulation- See post in Google Classroom. Investigate balanced and unbalanced forces in a game of tug-of-war. Explore the forces at work when pushing against objects of different masses: a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects. How does the sum of the forces on an object and the mass of an object affect the object’s movement?

Monday, 5/23/16- B Day

All classes will meet in the computer lab A3/A5

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- Head the “Forces and Motion” simulation handout with your name, date, and period; Read the scenario at the top of the page about friends playing tug-of-war and write your opinion about a fair way to split up the teams.
  2. Investigation SimulationForces and Motion: Basics PhET simulation- See post in Google Classroom. Investigate balanced and unbalanced forces in a game of tug-of-war. Explore the forces at work when pushing against objects of different masses: a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects. How does the sum of the forces on an object and the mass of an object affect the object’s movement?

Wednesday, 4/1/15- B Day- Early Dismissal Schedule (PD)

Learning Objective:

To predict the motion of an object given the magnitude and direction of forces acting on it (net force)

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your “Motion and Forces- Basics” simulation packet.
  2. Simulation- Forces and Motion Basics with Graphic Organizer- Hand in at the end of class.
  3. “What I learned” sticky note- Write what you learned about forces and motion from the simulation on the sticky note and stick the sticky note to ISN pp.70-71.

Homework:

Forces Experiment graph & conclusions- due Mon. 4/6

Friday, 3/27/14- A Day- Last Day of the 3rd Marking Period… One more marking period until high school!!!

SBAC Testing Periods 3 & 4- Remember to go to Homeroom for testing after period 2. There will be no science class for periods 3 & 4

Learning Objective:

To predict the motion of an object given the magnitude and direction of forces acting on it (net force)

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your “Motion and Forces- Basics” simulation graphic organizer; Try the Smiling Frogs optical illusion.
  2. Science Friday- This Fish Sucks- The Northern Clingfish
  3. Cue- Forces and Motion Study Jam animation
  4. Simulation- Forces and Motion Basics with Graphic Organizer

Homework:

Forces Experiment graph & conclusions- due Tue.3/31