Friday, 11/4/16- B 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 (Periods 2 & 4):

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Molecules Matter -p.29” (Right Side). Head page 29 properly with “Molecules Matter-Investigation-11/4/16.”
  2. Check HW– Unit Cover Page 25
  3. Science Friday– Where’s the Octopus?
  4. Investigation– Molecules Matter- Does water hold together well or come apart easily?- Discuss the following question: What do you think the study of chemistry might be about? What are the three common types of matter on Earth? What are some examples of matter? Set up the investigation on page 29. Model the procedure. Record your observations on page 29 in a sketch and in notes.

Learning Activities (Periods 3, 6 & 7):

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Molecules Matter -p.28” (Left Side). Head page 28 properly with “Molecules Matter-Model & Conclusion-11/4/16.”
  2. Check HW– Unit Cover Page 25
  3. Science Friday- Where’s the Octopus?
  4. Assessment– Experimental Design Quiz (Period 3 only)
  5. Investigation– Molecules Matter- Model the procedure. Record your observations on page 29 in a sketch and in notes.
  6. Discussion- Share observations (full class). When you squeezed the drop of water out of the dropper, did the water break apart or did it hold together? When you tilted the wax paper, did the drop split apart or stay together? When you were pulling the drop around the wax paper, did the water seem to hold together or come apart easily? When you tried to split your drop, did the drop separate easily? What happened when the two small drops touched?
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Thursday, 11/3/16- 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.

Learning Activities (periods 2 & 4):

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Driving Question- p.26” (Left Side) and “Driving Question- p.27” (Right Side). Open your science notebook to pages 26 and 27.
  2. Notebook– Set up Driving Question pages 26 and 27.
  3. Driving Question– Categorize the questions from page 24 to come up with a driving question about matter. Write that question on the top of the Driving Question pages 26 and 27.
  4. Assessment– Experimental Design Quiz

Learning Activities (Period 3):

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Molecules Matter -p.29” (Right Side). Head page 29 properly with “Molecules Matter-Investigation-11/3/16”
  2. Notebook– Set up Driving Question pages 26 and 27.
  3. Driving Question– Categorize the questions from page 24 to come up with a driving question about matter. Write that question on the top of the Driving Question pages 26 and 27.
  4. Invetigation– Molecules Matter- Does water hold together well or come apart easily?- Discuss the following question: What do you think the study of chemistry might be about? What are the three common types of matter on Earth? What are some examples of matter? Set up the investigation on page 29. Model the procedure. Record your observations on page 29 in a sketch and in notes.

Learning Activities (Periods 6 & 7):

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Molecules Matter -p.29” (Right Side). Head page 29 properly with “Molecules Matter-Investigation-11/3/16”
  2. Assessment– Experimental Design Quiz
  3. Invetigation– Molecules Matter- Does water hold together well or come apart easily?- Discuss the following question: What do you think the study of chemistry might be about? What are the three common types of matter on Earth? What are some examples of matter? Set up the investigation on page 29. Model the procedure. Record your observations on page 29 in a sketch and in notes.

Homework:

Unit Cover Page 25 due tomorrow, 11/4

  • Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
  • Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represents the unit.
  • Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing

Wednesday, 10/5/16- A Day

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out your science notebook and open to page 19 and Read the Experimental Design (Procedure) and Data Table that you have as a flip page to page 19. Not one there? Ask someone in your group to help you with it!
  2. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? Review Safety Regulations & complete the Lab Safety Checklist “Before You Begin” (Periods 2, 3, & 4). Assign Lab Responsibilities for Group Members. Model how to fly planes, how to measure distance with meter stick, & how to record data in Data Table. Conduct experiment & record data.

Tuesday, 10/4/16- B Day

  • Water Bottle Kick-off
  • Extended HR for Student Council Announcement
  • Period 3 WINN Assembly in auditorium- No Class
  • 1st Day of FLASH

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 19. Turn to your cooperative table group and prepare to present your design improvement & experimental design (procedure)
  2. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? Discuss effective communication and positive feedback. Each group finishes presenting their design improvement to the class and getting constructive feedback from the class. Complete building paper planes following instructions on how to make control planes here and procedures on how to make the changed plane on p.19.

Friday, 9/30/16- A Day- Early Dismissal Schedule- Sports Jersey Day!

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed Lab Safety Contract. Get out your science notebook and open to page 19. Guess what is happening in the following situation: How could a baby fall out of a twenty-story building onto the ground and live?
  2. Science FridayThe Big Sort- An Insider’s Tour of a Recycling Plant
  3. Investigation– How can we make a paper airplane travel further? Build paper planes following instructions on how to make control planes here and procedures on how to make the changed plane on p.19.