Friday, 5/12/17- B Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

8:23-9:09 Period 5
9:11-9:58 Period 4
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:

  • 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– Get out your science notebook and open it to page 79.
  2. Check HW– Motion & Forces Unit Cover Page 79
  3. Science FridayMini Speed Demons
  4. Gallery walk- What do you notice about the models & post-it questions concerning the truck and the security pillar/post? What differences & similarities (in questions & models) do you notice? Have a class discussion to uncover initial ideas about motion and force of truck & security pillar/post. (Periods 3, 6, & 7 did gallery walk but not discussion)
  5. Reading Comprehension– “Crash Test” (Teacher Read-Aloud/Reciprocal Teaching in pairs) (Periods 4, 6, & 7) -OR- Educational video- “Forces and Motion” (Periods 2 & 3)

Friday, 4/26/17- B Day- Early Dismissal- Hat Day for Habitat for Humanity

Core Ideas:

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to your Periodic Table on page 73. Looking at your periodic table on page 73, the atoms of what element have 19 protons? How many electrons do those atoms have? How many neutrons?
  2. Check HW– Periodic Table Pattern Questions on page 76
  3. Science FridayCreating the Never-Ending Bloom
  4. CFA #3 Responses– Copy your answers from CFA #3 answer sheet to the Google Form in Google Classroom.
  5. How’s It Going? Survey

Friday, 4/21/17- A Day

Core Ideas:

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 72. Get out the Periodic Table Elements 1-20 handout. Use your periodic table to tell me the name, atomic number, and the atomic mass of the element that Lia is pointing to. How many protons, electrons, & neutrons does an atom of that element have?
  2. Science FridayGetting a Leg Up- High Jump Explained
  3. Game– The Periodic Table- Complete Periodic Table Elements 1-20. Trim and tape Periodic Table Elements 1-20 to page 72.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table– Complete the Summary Table on pages 68-69 for the Periodic Table Activities on pages 72-73.
  5. Educational videoTED Ed Periodic videos or The Periodic Table Crash Course

Friday, 4/7/17- B Day- Early Dismissal

Core Ideas:

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

Learning Activities:

  1. Science Friday- This Fish Sucks
  2. Build An Atom PhET simulation- With a partner, use what you have learned about the structure of an atom to build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Be sure that your atom is stable and neutral. What do you have to do to the atom to make it a positive charge? What do you have to do to make it a negative charge? Draw a sketch of your atom and explain where the protons, neutrons, and electrons are located. Explain why the atom was neutral and what you had to do to the atom to make it have a positive or negative charge.

Homework:

Have an enjoyable, restful vacation and come back ready to learn more science!

Friday, 3/31/17- A Day- Mismatch Day for March of Dimes

Core Ideas

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

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- “Cover Page- p.67” (Right Side).
  2. Science FridayBreakthrough: Connecting the Drops
  3. Anchoring Phenomenon/See-Think-Wonder– Share with the full class your responses on page 66.
  4. Model– Create an initial model about the randomly dancing smoke particles. Draw a diagram of the phenomenon on a piece of easel paper. (Cooperative table group)
  5. Unit Cover Page-On p.67 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

Homework:

Unit cover page 67 due on Tue. 4/4