Friday, 11/15/19- B Day

Focus Question:

Where does the water on the outside of the cold cup system come from?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do NowGet out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Cold Lemonade” p.36 (Left Side). Head p.36 properly with “Cold Lemonade- 11/15/19.″
  2. Science Friday– The Winter Roach: New York City’s Invasive Cold Tolerant Roaches
  3. Assessment– Cold Lemonade on a Hot Day!
  4. VideoWater: Science Trek PBS video

Friday, 11/8/19- A Day

Focus Question:

How does a lid affect what happens to the liquid in the cup?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and open it to page 32.
  2. Science FridayThe Complicated Lives of Venus Flytraps
  3. Turn and Talk– Review the predictions from last class by passing back the “Initial Model of Mass Loss in the Cup with No Lid” handout as students discuss the following question: “If we didn’t have a scale to measure the mass, what are some other ways we could tell if the amount of water in the system was decreasing over time?” Trim & tape the handout to ISN p.32.
  4. Building Understanding Discussion– Watch the following videos: Time Lapse Water in a Glass and Slow Motion Video Steam. Share ideas about what is happening to the water, particularly where it is going and why we can’t see the water leaving the container in the first video.

Friday, 11/1/19- B Day

Focus Question:

How does a lid affect what happens to the liquid in the cup?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Lid CER” p.30 (Left Side). Head p.30 properly with “Lid CER-11/1/19.″
  2. Science FridayInvasion of the ZombeesGeek My PumpkinTo the Bat CaveCandy Corns in Space, & The Physics of Giant Pumpkins
  3. InvestigationReview variables, procedures, & science safety regulations. Conduct investigation. As you carry out the lab, put a checkmark next to each step as it is completed. Draw predictive models on ISN p.31 as you wait for 10 minutes between your initial and final temperatures. Tape your Investigation Plan as a flip page to ISN p.31.

Friday, 10/25/19- A Day

Focus Question:

How are the cup features that keep things cold the same or different for keeping things hot?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Hot Water Data Analysis” p.28 (Left Side). Head p.28 properly with “Hot Water Data Analysis-10/25/19.″
  2. Science FridayThe Ensnaring Strands of Spider Silk
  3. Data Analysis– Look at the Sample Hot Water Test data. Work with your partner to look for patterns similar to what you sis when you analyzed cold water data. What patterns do you notice in the data? How did our findings compare to the test with cold water? What additional questions do you have? On ISN p.28, record the patterns that you notice.
  4. Model– Model the best-performing and worst-performing cups on ISN p.28. use diagrams and words to explain how each cup system can keep liquids both hot and cold or cannot keep liquids hot and cold.

Friday, 10/18/19- B Day

Focus Question:

What cup features seem most important for keeping a drink cold?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your ISN and open it to page 27. Look at the data in your data table. What conclusions can you make?
  2. Science FridayBobtails + Bacteria = BFF
  3. Data Analysis– Turn & Talk- What conclusions can you draw from your data? Do you think that your group’s test was reliable? How do you know? Look at the class data. Brainstorm different ways to sort the data. Sort the data by one of the cup features. Look for patterns. Does the data look similar or different? What did you notice? On ISN p.26, record the pattern that you noticed. Then repeat the process for another sort or two. Have a Building Understandings Discussion- Now that we have sorted and analyzed data, what patterns in the data point to specific cup features that help keep a drink cold? Support your idea with evidence! Are there cups that didn’t work well at keeping something cold? How do we know? What features did the cups that worked well have in common? Did you identify cup features where there may be a pattern but you were uncertain? Record a summary of your discussion on ISN p.26.