Monday, 5/17/17- A Day- Welcome Back from Spring Vacation!

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 add to the Table of Contents- “Protons, Neutrons, Electrons p.70” (Left Side); Head page 70 properly with “Protons, Neutrons, & Electrons-Simulation & Demonstration-4/17/17.”
  2. SimulationBalloons & Static Electricity PhET- Visualize what happens to electrons when a charged balloon is brought to a wall with the simulation. Set up page 70 with title. Cut & tape diagram to page 70. Write captions beneath each diagram explaining what happened between the balloon and the wall in the simulation.
  3. DemonstrationBalloon and Stream of Water video- On page 70, record your observations of what happened when the charged balloon was held near a stream of water and explain why it happens.
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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!

Wednesday, 1/4/17- B Day

Core Ideas:

  • The changes of state that occur with variations in temperature or pressure can be described and predicted using models of matter
  • Heat refers to energy transferred due to temperature differences between two objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “States of Matter Basics p.40” (Left Side) and “States of Matter Basics p.41” (Right Side). Open to pages 40 and 41 and head them BOTH properly with “States of Matter Basics-Simulation-1/4/17.” Get out the States of Matter simulation papers. There are three of them- one on water, one on Neon, and one on phase changes.
  2. SimulationStates of Matter Basics PhET simulation- Review water particles as liquid, solid, & gas. Compare/contrast to Neon particles as liquid, solid, & gas. Trim and tape “Modifying Your Model (Computer Simulation) handout to page 41 in notebook. Answer the following questions on p.40 (Write-Pair-Share): Describe what happens to the particles of a solid when temperature increases. What effect does an increase in temperature have on the state of the solid? Predict what happens to the particles and state of a gas when temperature decreases.

Thursday, 12/22/16- A Day- Hollyball Schedule

8:23-9:09 Period 2- Report to Library
9:12-9:58 Period 1- Hollyball
10:01-10:47 Period 3- Hollyball
10:50-11:36 Period 4- Report to Room A 3
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 5- Specials
1:04-1:50 Period 6- Room A 3
1:53-2:45 Period 7- Room A 3

Learning Activities:

  1. Science FridaySnowflake Safari, Growing Snowflakes in a Bottle, and Another Reason to Spike the Eggnog
  2. SimulationStates of Matter Basics PhET simulation- Explore the simulation. Observe the movement of water molecules in each state and record your observations. Observe the movement of neon atoms in each state and record your observations. Compare/contrast the particles in water to neon in each state. What happens when temperature or pressure changes?

Wednesday, 12/21/16- B Day

All classes should report to the library today to gather information about Changes of State from the simulation States of Matter Basics. The assignment is on Google Classroom.

Core Ideas:

  • The changes of state that occur with variations in temperature or pressure can be described and predicted using models of matter
  • Heat refers to energy transferred due to temperature differences between two objects

Learning Activities:

SimulationStates of Matter Basics PhET simulation- Explore the simulation. Observe the movement of water molecules in each state and record your observations. Observe the movement of neon atoms in each state and record your observations. Compare/contrast the particles in water to neon in each state. What happens when temperature or pressure changes?