Wednesday, 5/6/15- A Day

Learning Objective:

To design & conduct an experiment to determine how launch angle, force, length of rocket body, & number of fins affects the distance a rocket travels

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to the variable that you are testing; Work out the following word picture brainteaser:
  2. Rocket Experiment-
  • Build 2 more rockets in addition to the one that you have. Remember to keep the other variables constant/control the other variables. Put your name on your new rockets.
  • Measure the new rockets (mass, length, diameter of base)
  • Conduct experiment- Test the new independent variable and record dependent variable in data table.

Homework:

  • STUDY- Rocket & Newton’s Laws of Motion Quiz on Friday 5/6 (pp.92-95 in ISN)
  • Rocket Experiment Packet due on Friday 5/6
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Tuesday, 5/5/15- B Day

Learning Objective

To design & conduct an experiment to determine how launch angle, force, length of rocket body, & number of fins affects the distance a rocket travels

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to page 3 and On a colored slip of paper, write down which of Newton’s three laws of motion that rocket launches are an example and why.
  2. Review HW- Conclusion for force on p.3 of Straw Rocket Experiment Packet
  3. Cue- Interactive Games-Rocket Science 101 NASA and Gravity Launch- Science Netlinks
  4. Experiment- Straw Rocket
  • Choose independent variable for final test- straw length, number of fins, size of nose cone
  • Build 2 more rockets in addition to the one that you have. Remember to keep the other variables constant/control the other variables. Put your name on your new rockets.
  • Measure the new rockets (mass, length, diameter of base)
  • Conduct experiment- Test the new independent variable and record dependent variable in data table.

 

Monday, 5/4/15- A Day

Learning Objective:

To design & conduct an experiment to determine how launch angle, force, length of rocket body, & number of fins affects the distance a rocket travels

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to page 2; On a strip of colored paper, write down the current independent variable, dependent variable, and a constant from the Straw Rocket Experiment
  2. Cue- NASA Launching Rockets video segment
  3. Experiment- Straw Rocket- Conduct experiment- Test force and record results on data table. Do “Analyze the Data” on p.3.

Homework:

Complete the Conclusion for force on p.3 of the Straw Rocket Experiment Packet- due Tue. 5/5

Friday, 5/1/15- B Day

Learning Objective:

To illustrate how the circular motion of an object is caused by a center-seeking force (centripetal force) resulting in the object’s constant acceleration

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Open to p.95 in your science notebook and p.65 in your science textbook; Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to the forces data table on page 3.
  2. Science Friday- What is a Flame?
  3. Textbook outline of pp.64-67 on ISN p.95
  4. Experiment- Straw Rocket
  • Model how to test the force and measure the distance. Modify the Data Table.
  • Conduct experiment- Test force and record results on data table. Do “Analyze the Data” on p.3.

Homework:

Complete the Conclusion for force on p.3 of the Straw Rocket Experiment Packet- due Tue. 5/5

Thursday, 4/30/15- A Day- Advisory Schedule and Team Photo Day

Learning Objective:

To illustrate how the circular motion of an object is caused by a center-seeking force (centripetal force) resulting in the object’s constant acceleration

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to the conclusion on page 2; Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents; Open to p.95 in your ISN and head it properly for today’s outline.
  2. Review HW- Straw Rocket Experiment Rocket Angle Conclusion
  3. Cue- What if the Earth Stopped Spinning? TED-Ed video clip
  4. Textbook outline of pp.64-67 on ISN p.95