Thursday, 4/28/16- A Day

Disciplinary Core Idea:

All positions of objects and the directions of forces & motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen frame of reference

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook, and add to a NEW Table of Contents- “Trigger p.92” (Left Side) and “Cover Page p.93” (Right Side); Trim and tape the new table of contents to the inside front cover; Head page 92 properly with “Forces & Motion-Trigger-4/28/16.”
  2. Trigger- Start your inquiry… Observe the Japanese Bullet Train. On page 92 of your science notebook, write as many questions as you can about what you observed about the force and motion of the train.
  3. Educational video– Greatest Discoveries in Chemistry- To celebrate the end of our lessons on chemistry, watch this Bill Nye video. As you are watching, describe the scientific discoveries in chemistry. Who was the scientist? What scientific discovery did he or she make? How did the discovery contribute to chemistry?
  4. Unit Cover Page– On p.93 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Forces and Motion.
  • Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
  • Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represents the unit.
  • Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing.

Homework:

Unit Cover Page (p.93) due Tue 5/3

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Tuesday, 3/22/16- B Day

Learning Objective:

  • To explain, in terms of electrons and protons, why a charged object is attracted or repelled by another charged object
  • To explain that the attraction between positive protons and negative electrons holds an atom together

 

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook, and add to a NEW Table of Contents- “Atoms Cue p.78” (Left Side) and Atoms Cover Page p.79 (Right Side); Trim and tape the new table of contents to the inside front cover; Head page 78 properly with “Atoms-Cue-3/22/16.”
  2. Check HW– Bill Nye Questions p.76
  3. Trigger- Start your inquiry…Observe the electrolysis of water demonstration. On page 78 of your science notebook, write as many questions as you can about what you observed.
  4. CFA #3- Friction

 

Monday, 3/7/16- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To plan an investigation identify factors that determine the friction force between two objects

 

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook. Add to a NEW Table of Contents- “Friction Cue p.70” (Left Side) and “Friction Cover Page p.71” (Right Side). Trim and tape the new table of contents to the inside front cover; Head page 70 properly with “Friction-Cue-3/7/16.”
  2. Trigger- Start your inquiry… Observe the cargo ship in the storm. Produce the Questions. On lined paper, write as many questions as you can about what you observed. Improve the questions. Decide if each question is an open-ended question or a closed-ended question. Share the questions. Choose your group’s favorite open-ended question and close-ended questions to share. (Cooperative Table Groups: Seat #1-Recorder; Seat #2-Reader; Seat #3-Presenter)
  3. Cue– Observe the cargo ship in the storm. On page 70 of your science notebook, write down how you might slow down, stop, or at least make it hard for the cars to move. You cannot secure the cars to the deck because there is not any ropes/chains. (Write-Pair-Share)

Homework:

  • Friction Unit Cover Page due on Friday, 3/11
  • Periods 3 & 6– Density Problems due on Wed. 3/9

Tuesday, 2/2/16- A Day

Learning Objective:

Each pure substance has characteristic physical properties like density (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it.

 

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Add to your NEW Table of Contents- “Density Cue p.56” (Left Side); Get out your science notebook and head page 56 properly with “Density-Cue-2/2/16.”
  2. Notebook– Trim and tape Table of Contents to front cover and write cue question on p.56
  3. Cue– Brainstorm- On p.56 of your science notebook, predict whether a can of coke will float or sink in a tank of water. Then observe the Float or Sink demonstration.  What is the difference between the different cans of soda? Based on your observation, come up with a rule that you think will determine whether something will float or sink. What do you think determines the density of an object? What do you know about density? (Write-Pair-Share)
  4. Trigger-On sticky notes, write questions/ideas about density. Put your sticky notes on p.56 in your interactive science notebook. Whenever a question comes to mind, write it on a sticky note, and stick it here.
  5. Unit Cover page– On p. 57 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Density.
  • Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
  • Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represents the unit.
  • Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing

Homework:

  • Complete the Density Unit Cover page
  • Periods 3 & 6– Science Writing Activity due Friday, 2/5

Friday, 10/30/15- A Day- Happy Halloween!

Learning Objective:

  • Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.
  • In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Matter Cover Page-p.27” (Right Side); Read the answer to the questions “What is the Universe Made of? on p.26 in your science notebook. Think of two key concepts from the video segment; Turn to your partner and answer the question- What are you going to be for Halloween?
  2. Science Friday- Invasion of the Zombees: A Bee Horror Film, Geek My Pumpkin, Candy Corn in Space, To the Bat Cave, Physics of Giant Pumpkins, and/or True BloodSuckers.
  3. Trigger-On sticky notes, write questions/ideas about matter. Put your sticky notes on p.26 in your interactive science notebook. Whenever a question comes to mind, write it on a sticky note, and stick it here.
  4. Unit Cover page– On p. 27 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Matter. Use your textbooks pp.6-33 for ideas for pictures

Rules for Cover Page:
Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represents the unit.
Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing