Friday, 3/8/19- A Day

Lesson Question:

How do different factors affect an object’s speed? How does an object’s speed affect its impact?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your “The Fast and the Curious” digital lab worksheet. Write your name on your paper and answer the question: How do different factors affect an object’s speed? How does an object’s speed affect its impact?
  2. Science FridayBabies on the Brink
  3. Review questions from Digital Lab- The Fast and the Curious
  4. Educational videosGridiron Physics: Scalars and Vectors and How Fast Are You Moving Right Now? TED-Ed video segments

Monday, 2/25/19- B Day

Lesson Question:

How do different factors affect an object’s speed? How does an object’s speed affect its impact?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do NowCopy down your Home Learning assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Calculating Speed p.55 (Right Side). Head page 55 properly with “Calculating Speed-Investigation-2/25/19.”
  2. Scientists’ Circle– Looking back- What did we just do? Looking forward- What are our next steps?
  3. Video/Scientific Language Key WordCheck for Understanding-Watch “Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion” to meet Matt Brumbelow, a research engineer. Record the lesson question on ISNp.55. Set up ISN p.55 to record the definitions of the following scientific language keywords: reference point, displacement, distance, speed, velocity. Record the same terms and page numbers in the Index in the back of your ISN. Also, set up ISN p.55 to answer the “Check for Understanding” questions on the reading assignments.
  4. Crash Protection Device Design Challenge– Your goal is to design a crash protection device that will absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives. What materials do you want to use? Why will those work? Are there design features you want to include? Use ISN p.54 to draw an initial design model and ask questions you could investigate to find answers that will help your design. You do not need to agree on a design right now.

Home Learning:

Read the “Calculating Speed and Determining Velocity Lab” posted in Google Classroom (in Classwork Tab under Today).

Monday, 5/21/18- B Day

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Stage 1- On the Move

Articles

  • Talking About Motion– This article describes how all motion is relative to a reference point. The article also covers the difference between distance and displacement and the use of vector arrows to describe movement.
  • Rates of Change– This article defines rate as the amount of change in any measurement over time and gives several examples.
  • Speed- A Scalar Quantity– This article discusses three different ways to examine speed–instantaneous, constant, and average speed. The article also describes why speed is a scalar quantity and how to calculate and graph speed.
  • Velocity- A Vector Quantity– This article defines velocity as a vector quantity representing both speed and direction and distinguishes it from speed. The article also describes how to calculate and graph velocity.

*Links to the above articles as well as guiding questions to accompany them are found in Google Classroom.

Thursday, 5/10/18- A Day- SBAC (7th grade) Schedule- 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 7

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Expedition Introduction

Learning Objective:

Students will understand that motion is relative to a reference point and the difference between distance and displacement.

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- Get out your science notebook and add to the NEW Table of Contents- “Cover Page p.67” (Right Side) and “Expedition Briefing p.69” (Right Side). Head page 69 properly with “Expedition Briefing-5/10/18.” Trim and tape NEW Table of Contents to inside front cover.
  2. Educational videos– Watch “Meet the Researcher” video. On ISN p.69, summarize what you learned about Matt Brumbelow. Watch”Expedition Briefing” video. On ISN p.69, jot down thoughts and questions.
  3. Unit Cover Page– On ISN p.67, create a cover page for the unit on A Universe of Motion.
    • 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, 2/18/15

Learning Objectives:

  • To calculate average speed of  a moving object and distinguish between instantaneous speed and average speed
  • To create and interpret distance-time graphs for objects moving at constant and non-constant speeds

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; Set up p.79 properly for the video questions & trim & tape
  2. Review Bill Nye educational video questions
  3. Textbook outline of pp.6-11 on ISN p.77 (Model as full class pp. 6-8, individual p.9)

Homework:

  • Summary Question on ISN p.76 due on Friday 2/20
  • STUDY- Motion & Calculating Speed Quiz on Friday, 2/20