Friday, 12/7/18- B Day

Lesson Question

How can we slow energy transfer into a cup?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Open your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Design Tracker” p.38 (Left Side). Head p.38 properly with “Design Tracker-Annotated Cup Design- 12/7/18.″
  2. Science FridayRaccoons: Tricky Trash Pandas or Misunderstood Masterminds?
  3. Brainstorm Data to Test for Effectiveness– How will we know if our designs are better than the original plastic cups or as good as the new cups? What type of data should we collect? How can we test our designs to see how well they minimize energy transfer to the cold drinks? Record your ideas for data to collect and what the data tell us in the data table for Part 3.
  4. Work on Cup Designs– Use Part 4 Design Tracker to document the cup design that you will build and test, the rationales for each design component, and revisions made to your initial design. Brainstorm revisions to the initial design on ISN p.22 & discuss how you might use what you’ve learned to revise your designs or strengthen your justifications for features in your initial designs. Don’t forget you must satisfy each of the criteria and constraints on ISN.39! Draw a picture of your design in Section A of Part 4 and use words to explain your ideas. Record your rationale for each design component (ex. material choice & how it was used) in the table. For ideas from your initial designs that you want to keep, use the table to explain what modifications you made to your design on ISN.22 and why.
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Friday, 11/30/18- A Day

Learning Question

How does energy transfer into a cold drink when it warms up?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now Retrieval Practice- Turn and talk to your partner- Explain what happens to cause a drink to warm up inside a cup. Science Joke of the Week- Where does the dog scientist spend her day?
  2. Science Friday- Got Your Cat Tongue?
  3. Heat/Thermal Energy Assessment
  4. Complete models with your Cold Cup Design Challenge group

Wednesday, 11/21/18- B Day- Early Dismissal Schedule- Happy Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving Science!

  1. Do Now– Ask the person who sits next to you if he or she will eat turkey tomorrow. If not, what will be eaten instead? Also find out if he or she prefers apple pie or pumpkin pie or no pie at all.
  2. Model– Look at our class consensus model for how a drink warms up in a regular cup. With your Cold Cup Design Challenge group, model how you now think the drink in the cup is warming up.
  3. Science FridayMeet the Balloonatics
  4. Educational video– Does tryptophan in turkey make you drowsy?Chem Matters: Flavor Chemistry- The Science Behind the Taste and Smell of Food5 Tips for a Better Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving Chemistry

 

Friday, 11/16/18- A Day- Delayed Opening

Lesson Question

Where does the energy come from when a cold drink warms up?

Lesson Tasks

  1. Do Now/New seats/new Greeters– Science Joke of the Week: Do you know what I think about the Theory of Relativity?
  2. Science FridayFor the Love of Lichen
  3. How’s It Going Survey– Please complete the Google Form posted in Google Classroom. It is a first marking period survey to ask you, my student scientists, how things are going in science class. You can say whatever you want and your name is not on the survey. This is to help me learn what is and isn’t working in the classroom so that I can grow as a teacher. Please respond to the questions honestly. There is power in using your voice as it will help me change my instruction and become a better teacher!

Friday, 11/9/18- B Day

Lesson Question

Where does the energy come from when a cold drink warms up?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Summary” p.30 (Left Side). Head p.30 properly with “Summary-11/9/18.”  Science Joke of the Week- What did the math book tell the chemistry book?
  2. Science FridayReading a Dog’s Mind
  3. Collisions Game– We figured out that not all particles move at the same speed and temperature is the measure of the average speed or kinetic energy of the particles. We still need to figure out how energy might move between substances. What are some ways? This game will give us a chance to see how particles bumping into each other may transfer energy as the game functions as a model. Complete the Collisions Game: Analogy Map handout before playing. Then, follow the How to Play the Collision Game directions handout to play the game. Finally, answer the questions on ISN p.31.