Friday, 5/24/19- A Day

Lesson Question:

How are the laws of motion and forces used to plan and execute space missions like the Mars Curiosity Rover?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- Life on Mars p.74 (Left Side). Head page 74 properly with “Life on Mars-Notes from Video-5/24/19.
  2. Science FridayThe Giant Squid’s Biggest Mystery
  3. Observations from Mars Rovers– Set up ISN p.74 with the following two questions: A. What did you observe about the falling and landing of the robot rovers? B. What did each robotic rover tell us about Mars? Make a T-chart to compare the two groups of rovers: Spirit and Opportunity and Curiosity. Watch the video The Curious Life of a Mars Rover, and record your observations about the Spirit and Opportunity rovers and the Curiosity rover on ISN p.74, using the questions above as a guide.
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Friday, 5/17/19- B Day- SBAC Testing Periods 6 & 7 (Math PT)- Regular Schedule Periods 3, 4, 5, 1, & 2

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 “Mars Rover Anchor Phenomenon p.69 (Right Side). Head page 69 properly with “Mars Rover-Anchor Phenomenon-Observations-5/17/19.”
  2. Science Friday- To See Gulls Anew
  3. Notebook Work– Add Unit Title to Table of Contents- FORCES. Trim and tape Table of Contents to as a flip page to the inside front cover.
  4. Exploring Anchoring Phenomenon/Write-Pair-Share– Watch the following videos of the Curiosity rover’s touchdown on the surface of Mars- one of the most complicated & challenging spacecraft landings attempted by NASA: 7 Minutes of Terror: The Challenges of Getting to Mars- NASA and Mars Rover’s 7 Minutes of Terror- National GeographicWhat do we notice? As you watch, WRITE your observations/what you noticed on ISN p.69. PAIR with your table partner to share your observations with each other and search for things your observations had that were alike and things that were different. SHARE with the full class. A member from each partner will share an observation from his/her discussion. These Initial Observations will be recorded as a class and you should record them on ISN p.69. Also, record on ISN p.69- What kinds of questions must scientists & engineers answer when designing a Mars robotic rover?

Friday, 4/26/19- A Day

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide? How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do NowGet out your signed field trip permission formTurn to your partner and tell your partner everything you know using the following scientific language: reference point, distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum, inertia. Now get out your science notebook and check yourself. The unit starts on ISN p.47
  2. Science Friday- Etched From the Mind
  3. Motion Summative Assessment
  4. Putting Pieces Together– Take stock- Identify and consolidate ideas you have figured out across your investigations about motion. Put pieces together- Come to a consensus on how the pieces explain what happens when objects collide. Develop a public representation of how the pieces fit together.

Friday, 4/5/19- A Day- Early Dismissal Schedule

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide? How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Turn to your partner and tell your partner everything you know using the following scientific language: reference point, distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum, inertia. Now get out your science notebook and check yourself. The unit starts on ISN p.47
  2. Science FridayWhere’s the Octopus?
  3. Assessment– Motion

Monday, 4/1/19- A Day

Lesson Question:

What role does mass and velocity play in collisions?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 59. Write your name on the piece of paper and define inertia.
  2. Science FridayWild California Condors and This Fish Sucks
  3.  Review investigations– Moving Man PhET simulation and Momentum lab
  4. Video SegmentsMomentum and Time- The Science of Speed (momentum) and Science of NFL Football- Newton’s First Law of Motion (inertia)