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

Wednesday, 5/10/17- B-Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

8:23-9:09 Period 6
9:11-9:58 Period 1
10:01-10:47 Period 7
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 5

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. Open your science notebook to page 79. On the handout, write the vocabulary word “collision,” the meaning of the word as it is used in the text, and a sentence using the word. (Questions 1, 2, & 5)
  2. Reading Comprehension– “Crash Test” (Teacher Read-Aloud/Reciprocal Teaching in pairs)
  3. Unit Cover Page-On p.79 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Motion and Forces
    • 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

Homework:

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

Wednesday, 1/25/17- 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:

Periods 4 and 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- Cover Page- p.51 (Right Side). What do you see in this picture?
  2. Period 7 only-Model– Create an initial model about how you think the person is able to float on top of the water instead of swimming in the Dead Sea. Draw a diagram of the phenomenon on a piece of easel paper. (Cooperative table group)
  3. Driving Question– Complete full class sharing of questions from See-Think-Wonder. Categorize the questions to come up with a driving question about density.
  4. Self Reflection for Unit on Matter- Solids, Liquids, Gases & Changes in State- Use the “Self Reflection for Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Changes of State” Google Doc in Google classroom to type your responses to the questions in the light gray boxes.
  5. Unit Cover Page-On p.51 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Density
    • 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

Periods 2 and 6

  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.52 (Left Side) and Driving Question- p.53 (Right Side). What do you see in this picture?
  2. Driving Question– Complete full class sharing of questions from See-Think-Wonder. Categorize the questions to come up with a driving question about density.
  3. Unit Cover Page-On p.51 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Density
    • 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
  4. Self Reflection for Unit on Matter- Solids, Liquids, Gases & Changes in State- Use the “Self Reflection for Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Changes of State” Google Doc in Google classroom to type your responses to the questions in the light gray boxes.

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- Driving Question- p.52 (Left Side) and Driving Question- p.53 (Right Side). What do you see in this picture?
  2. Driving Question– Complete full class sharing of questions from See-Think-Wonder. Categorize the questions to come up with a driving question about density.
  3. Unit Cover Page-On p.51 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Density
    • 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
  4. ReadWorks Assignment in Google Classroom- Go to digital.readworks.org/student or click on the link above. Sign in with your Google account. Enter class code from Google Classroom.

Homework:

Science Notebooks due Fri. 1/27

Tuesday, 1/10/16- B Day WINN/Advisory Schedule- No Periods 4 & 5

8:23-9:09 Advisory
9:12-9:58 WINN
10:01-10:47 Period 7
10:50-11:36 Period 6
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 2
1:04-1:50 Period 3
1:53-2:45 Period 1

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
  2. Advance Organizer– The Water Cycle NSF and Bill Nye The Science Guy Water Cycle video segments
  3. Reading for Information-“What Is the Water Cycle?” USGS Water Science School article
  4. Practice- Answer questions with explanations and models on fogging up a cold window, warm breath in cold air, and evaporation & condensation in the water cycle

Homework:

  • Complete questions 8, 9, 10
  • STUDY pages 38-49- Changes of State Quiz on Friday 1/13

Friday, 4/8/16- B Day

To my students:

I will not see most of you today, as I have meetings that I have to attend. Please be respectful & cooperative to the substitute and dig deep into your self-control. Hope you have an amazing spring vacation and you return ready to have an amazing last marking period learning science!

Warmly, Mrs. Vigliotti

Learning Objective:

  • To interpret the information given in the periodic table to describe the arrangement of electrons on the energy levels around an atom

Learning Activities:

  1. Educational videoBill Nye Atoms
  2. Reading Passage & Graphic Organizer– The Structure of an Atom