Monday, 11/11/19- 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 add to the Table of Contents- “Evaporation” p.35 (Right Side). Head p.35 properly with “Evaporation- 11/11/19.″
  2. Model– Pass out “Manipulative Mat for a Model of Matter at the Surface of a Liquid” handout and a bag of blue & some yellow chips to each partner. We’re going to develop a model together to show what is happening to the water that explains why the mass of the system decreases and why the water level drops over time. Take one blue chip and place it in the key. Label the chip as the smallest particle of water (in this case, a molecule). Particles are pieces of matter that are too small to see. Lay out the rest of the blue chips as they might look at the surface of the water if we zoomed in. How could you use the chips to show why the mass of the system and the level of the water starts dropping over time. How would you show where the matter is going? Show this with your model. We also need to represent air which is also made of particles but they are more widely spaced apart than in a liquid. Use the yellow chips to update your key and add air above the water.
  3. Scientific Language Key Word/Concept– Add the scientific language keyword/concept, definition, illustration, and examples to ISN p.35.
  4. Driving Question Summary Table– Update the DQST on ISN p.22-23 for the Cup Lid Labs on ISN pgs. 30-33.

Tuesday, 5/28/19- B Day- NGSS Schedule Periods 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 7

Lesson Question:

How does friction influence the amount of force needed to move an object?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Friction Notes p.75 (Right Side). Head page 75 properly with “Friction-Notes from Reading-5/28/19.”
  2. Video/Scientific Language Key Word/Notes– Watch “Expedition 3: Fundamental Forces” to meet Kobie Boykins, a mechanical engineer at NASA. Record the lesson question on ISNp.75: “How does friction influence the amount of force needed to move an object?” Set up ISN p.75 to record the definitions of the following scientific language keywords: force, net force, & friction. Record the same terms and page numbers in the Index in the back of your ISN. On ISN p.75, take notes on the reading.

Monday, 4/29/19- B Day

Lesson Question

How can engineers use their understanding of air pressure to make airplanes fly?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Air Pressure p.63” (Right Side). Head page 63 properly with “Air Pressure-Outline-4/29/19.”
  2. Air Pressure Outline/Google Slides– Use the Outline template to take notes on the Air Pressure Google Slides.
  3. Notebook Work– Trim & tape outline to ISN p.63. Add the following scientific language terms to Index: Air pressure and Bernoulli’s Principle.

Monday, 2/25/19- B Day

Lesson Question:

How do different factors affect an object’s speed? How does an object’s speed affect its impact?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do NowCopy down your Home Learning assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Calculating Speed p.55 (Right Side). Head page 55 properly with “Calculating Speed-Investigation-2/25/19.”
  2. Scientists’ Circle– Looking back- What did we just do? Looking forward- What are our next steps?
  3. Video/Scientific Language Key WordCheck for Understanding-Watch “Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion” to meet Matt Brumbelow, a research engineer. Record the lesson question on ISNp.55. Set up ISN p.55 to record the definitions of the following scientific language keywords: reference point, displacement, distance, speed, velocity. Record the same terms and page numbers in the Index in the back of your ISN. Also, set up ISN p.55 to answer the “Check for Understanding” questions on the reading assignments.
  4. Crash Protection Device Design Challenge– Your goal is to design a crash protection device that will absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives. What materials do you want to use? Why will those work? Are there design features you want to include? Use ISN p.54 to draw an initial design model and ask questions you could investigate to find answers that will help your design. You do not need to agree on a design right now.

Home Learning:

Read the “Calculating Speed and Determining Velocity Lab” posted in Google Classroom (in Classwork Tab under Today).

Thursday, 1/10/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, 6, & 8

Lesson Question

How is energy getting into the cup, if not from collisions with air?

Learning Tasks

  1. Do Now– Open your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- Lamp Demonstration p.43 (Right Side). Head p.43 properly with “Lamp Demonstration 1/10/19.”
  2. Write-Pair-Share– What did we figure out was missing from our model for energy transfer into the cold drink? On ISN p.43, record the following question:  “How is energy getting into the cup, if not from collisions with air particles? If air is bad at transferring energy through particle collisions, how is energy getting into the cup in the first place?”
  3. Scientific Language Key Word– On ISN p.43, record the definition of Radiation– Energy transfer by invisible waves that carry energy between stuff that isn’t touching. Ex. Between you and a fire, heater, or the sun. Record the term Radiation in the Index in the back of your ISN.
  4. Lamp Demonstration– Observe this demonstration for evidence of radiation. Put your hand a couple feet in front of a lamp with a 100 watt bulb that is turned off. What do you feel? Then turn the bulb on. What do you feel? Diagram radiation from the lamp on ISN p.43. What is happening inside your hand on a particle scale when your hand feels warmer? What do you think is making those particles move faster if air is not colliding with them? How did you represent the invisible waves in your diagrams?
  5. Video Segments– How does a vacuum pump work? Mr. Wizard and What happens if your body is exposed to the vacuum of space? Sci Show
  6. Lamp Analogy Map– On the “Demonstration: The Lamp” student handout, relate the physical model of the lamp to the phenomenon of the Sun in space. Fill in the first row as a class, and then work with your partner to complete the other rows. Then, tape the handout as a flip page to ISN p.43.

Block 8- SEL

  1. Introduction- On a sticky note, list 3 people you admire- someone in the community, a family member, an adult/student in the school, etc.
  2. Word Splash- On your table group, create a Word Splash- a list of words- about the people you admire using words that represent why you admire them.
  3. Video Segment- Inspiring Role Models
  4. Discussion Questions- What are some similarities among all the people you admire? How do personal role models positively influence your life? The people we admire can inspire us. How are you inspired?