Friday, 2/21/2020- B Day

Focus Question:

Do all objects vibrate when they make sounds?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do NowPlease get out your Laser Readings and pass them to your right.
  2. Reading- “How do insects make sounds?”
  3. Observe the slow-motion videos of the night insects and bees and draw and annotate a “comic strip view” of the wings moving and changing shape.

Tuesday, 2/18/2020- B Day

Focus Question:

Do all objects vibrate when they make sounds?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Please get out your ISN and copy down today’s Home Learning in your planner. Add to the Table of Contents: “Laser & Mirror Demonstration p.67” (Right Side). Head p.67 properly with “Laser & Mirror Demonstration-2/18/20.”
  2. Write-Pair-ShareAnswer the following question on ISN p.67: Would you expect any object that makes sounds to move in the same way we saw the musical instruments and speaker move? Why or why not?
  3. Laser & Mirror Demonstration– Drum & Broomstick- We’re going to aim a laser at a mirror that will reflect the laser dot onto the wall so we can see it. Then we will make a loud sound on the table by banging on it. On the handout, “How do objects move when they make sounds?”, make a prediction of the possible outcomes in Part 1. Then, as we carry out our investigation, record our data on Part 2 of your handout. Make a claim from evidence on Part 3 of your handout.

Home Learning

Readings– due on Friday, 2/21– Where else are lasers used to detect vibration? (Reading 1: “Engineers Measure Big Ben’s Bell” and “Reading 2: The Vibrating Moon”) Read the two articles and then answer the questions

Monday, 12/16/19- B Day

Focus Question:

What is the difference between warmer and colder substances?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Please get out your ISN. Add to the Table of Contents: “Hot vs Cold p.46″ (Left Side). Head p.46 properly with “Hot vs Cold–12/16/19.”
  2. Investigation– Review observations from the Food Coloring Lab through a Write-Pair-Share on ISN p.46. What is the difference between something that is cold versus something that is hot? Tape “Hot vs Cold” handout as a flip page to ISN p.47.
  3. Close Reading– James Joule’s Experiment- Use close reading strategies to read the reading on James Joule’s Experiment. Tape the reading as a flip page to ISN p.46.

Tuesday, 5/7/19- B Day

Lesson Question:

How can engineers use their understanding of air pressure to make airplanes fly?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents on the Left Side- Score Sheet p.64. Head page 64 properly with Naked Egg Drop-Score Sheet-5/7/19. Tape the score sheet as a flip page to ISN p.64.
  2. Reading Comprehension– “Dynamics of Flight”- Read the introduction and preview the text as a full class. As the text is read aloud for the “gist,” make quick jots of what you notice. Now individually or with a partner, read slowly to clarify information from the quick read and annotate the text. As you find information, record it in your “Four Forces of Fight” organizer.
  3. Investigation– The Paper Tent- Fold a piece of paper (lengthwise) in half and make a paper tent. Place the paper tent on your desk. Predict what will happen when you blow into the tent. Will it appear to get larger, will it remain unchanged, or will it bend down toward the table? Position the straw about 2 inches away from the paper tent so that you will be able to blow a steady stream of air across the surface of the table or desk and through the tent. Observe what happens and complete worksheet. Now blow harder into the straw. Alternately, you can also turn your paper tent upside down and blow through the V-shaped paper. Trim & tape “Fun with Bernoulli” worksheet onto ISN p.63.

Tuesday, 4/23/19- B Day

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide? How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed field trip permission form. How will the vehicles react in the following situation? Write your name and your answer on the piece of paper. Two cars of equal mass and moving at the same speed collide head-to-head.
  2. Reading Comprehension– “Air Pressure” ReadWorks article- In preparation for our field trip to the New England Air Museum, we’re going to learn a little about flight. To understand how flight works, we have to take a look again at air, something that we investigated when we studied about matter. And when looking at air, and more specifically air pressure, we are also taking a look at collisions. So keep in mind what we’ve been learning about speed, velocity, acceleration, and momentum as we read about the collisions of air particles.

Home Learning:

  • Motion Summative Assessment on Friday, 4/26– STUDY ISN pages 47-59
  • Get Field Trip Permission Form signed- due Friday, 4/26