Monday, 10/9/17- B Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your signed safety contract and ISN. Put your name on the NEW Cover page and write “Sound” as the Unit Title. Add to the NEW Table of Contents-“Cover Page p.15” (Right Side).
  2. Mindful Monday7 Days of Calm: Day 4 Pulling Out of Autopilot– Listen to the audio guide our way through the mindfulness practice. After the practice, we discuss- What did you notice?
  3. Notebook- Trim and tape the NEW Table of Contents as a flip page to inside front cover.
  4. Unit Cover Page– On ISN p.15, create a cover page for the unit on Sound.
    • 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 sketch of yourself as scientist (ISN p.5) and Unit Cover Page (ISN p.15)

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Thursday, 5/11/17- A Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

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

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open it to page 78. On a sticky note, write another question about the truck vs security pillar. The question can be about what the description or the explanation of what you observed.
  2. Initial ideas (model)– Use your Post-it note questions to develop an initial ideas (model) poster with your group. Why was the truck stopped dead? Why was the truck so damaged and the pole was not? What caused this phenomenon? Put all of the individual Post-it note questions from page 78 on the bottom of the group’s poster. Group questions based on similarities.
  3. Gallery walk- What do you notice about the models & post-it questions? What differences & similarities (in questions & models) do you notice?

Homework:

Motion and Forces Unit Cover page 79 due tomorrow, 5/12

Wednesday, 5/10/17- B-Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

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

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Open your science notebook to page 79. On the handout, write the vocabulary word “collision,” the meaning of the word as it is used in the text, and a sentence using the word. (Questions 1, 2, & 5)
  2. Reading Comprehension– “Crash Test” (Teacher Read-Aloud/Reciprocal Teaching in pairs)
  3. Unit Cover Page-On p.79 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Motion and Forces
    • 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:

Motion and Forces Unit Cover page 79 due Friday, 5/12

Tuesday, 5/9/17- A Day- SBAC Testing (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

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

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Unit Cover Page p.79” (Right Side). Open your science notebook to page 78.
  2. Anchoring Phenomenon/Driving Questions– Share responses on p.78 to the phenomenon video and the rest of the video of the truck vs. the pillar crash test. Add any more questions you have on Post-it notes (one question per note). Stick the notes to page 78.
  3. Initial ideas (model)– Use your Post-it note questions to develop an initial ideas (model) poster with your group. Why was the truck stopped dead? Why was the truck so damaged and the pole was not? What caused this phenomenon? Put all of the individual Post-it note questions from page 78 on the bottom of the group’s poster. Group questions based on similarities.

Homework:

Motion and Forces Unit Cover page 79 due Friday, 5/12

Friday, 3/31/17- A Day- Mismatch Day for March of Dimes

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– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Cover Page- p.67” (Right Side).
  2. Science FridayBreakthrough: Connecting the Drops
  3. Anchoring Phenomenon/See-Think-Wonder– Share with the full class your responses on page 66.
  4. Model– Create an initial model about the randomly dancing smoke particles. Draw a diagram of the phenomenon on a piece of easel paper. (Cooperative table group)
  5. Unit Cover Page-On p.67 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:

Unit cover page 67 due on Tue. 4/4