Tuesday, 10/1/19- B Day

Focus Question:

Why does the temperature of the liquid in some cup systems change more than in others?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s home learning task in your planner. Get out your ISN and add to the Table of Contents- “Cold Cup Test” p.19 (Right Side). Head p.19 properly with “Cold Cup Test-10/1/19.″
  2. Framing the Lesson & Brainstorming an Investigation– Introduce students to regular & fancy cups. Turn & Talk about how the drink may warm up in the two cups. On ISN p.19, Stop & Jot- first, write the claim “The fancy cup works better than the regular cup.”  Then, brainstorm how to test the two cups to evaluate the claim. “How could we test this claim? What evidence could we collect to prove or disprove the claim?” On ISN p.19, Stop & Jot about test conditions- what we need to think about to make it a “fair test.” “What could make the test unfair? What do we need to do to ensure a fair comparison between the two cups?” Set up a Data Table on ISN p.19.
  3. Unit Cover Page On ISN p.17, create a cover page for the unit on Thermal Energy Transfer.
    • 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.

Home Learning

Complete your Thermal Energy Transfer Unit Cover Page on ISN p.17 due Friday 10/4

 

Thursday, 2/14/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, 6, & 8- Happy Valentine’s Day

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down your Home Learning assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the NEW Table of Contents- “Cover Page p.47” (Right Side) and “Crash Test Anchor Phenomenon p.49 (Right Side). Head page 49 properly with “Crash Test-Anchor Phenomenon-Observations-2/14/19.”
  2. Notebook Work Add Unit Title to Table of Contents- MOTION. Trim and tape Table of Contents to as a flip page to the inside front cover.
  3. Exploring Anchoring Phenomenon/Write-Pair-Share– Watch the following videos of different vehicles’ crash test footage: 2008 Hummer H3, 2015 Nissan vs 2016 Nissan Versa, 2014 Mercedes2013 Chevrolet Spark, 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. What do we notice? As you watch, WRITE your observations/what you noticed on ISN p.49. PAIR with your table partner to share your observations and to search for things 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.49.
  4. Attempt to Make Sense/Initial Explanation/Model– Let’s attempt to make sense of what we noticed when objects collide. How can you explain what you saw? On a piece of blank copy paper, draw a diagrammatic model of what you think is happening when objects collide. It’s not just a drawing of objects colliding; it needs to explain what happens when objects collide. Label the parts of the model and use words to explain what’s happening. In groups of 2 or 3, compare your models. Use the “Communicating in Scientific Ways” sentence starters on ISN p.14 to share your ideas & ask questions about other models. Focus on the “Observe” (#2) and “Ask Why and How?” (#1) questions. Your teacher will take some photos to look at together in Google Slides so next time we can see if our explanations agree and in what areas we disagree. From that discussion, we will build a Class Consensus Initial Model.
  5. Science FridayJump in Jerboas!
  6. Unit Cover Page– On p.47 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Motion.
    • Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
    • Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represent the unit.
    • Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing

Home Learning

Work on Unit Cover Page on ISN p.47

Wednesday, 2/13/19- B Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7- Delayed Opening

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down your Home Learning assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the NEW Table of Contents- “Cover Page p.47” (Right Side) and “Crash Test Anchor Phenomenon p.49 (Right Side). Head page 49 properly with “Crash Test-Anchor Phenomenon-Observations-2/13/19.”
  2. Notebook Work Add Unit Title to Table of Contents- MOTION. Trim and tape Table of Contents to as a flip page to the inside front cover.
  3. Exploring Anchoring Phenomenon/Write-Pair-Share– Watch the following videos of different vehicles’ crash test footage: 2008 Hummer H3, 2015 Nissan vs 2016 Nissan Versa, 2014 Mercedes2013 Chevrolet Spark, 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. What do we notice? As you watch, WRITE your observations/what you noticed on ISN p.49. 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.49.
  4. Science FridayJump in Jerboas!
  5. Unit Cover Page– On p.47 in your interactive science notebook, create a cover page for the unit on Motion.
    • Write the title very large so that it is easy to read.
    • Draw a minimum of 3 pictures that represent the unit.
    • Color the entire page, corner to corner, using colored pencil or crayons- no white paper showing

Home Learning

Work on Unit Cover Page on ISN p.47

Monday, 10/8/18- A Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your signed safety contract and ISN. Put your name on the NEW Cover page and write “Heat-Thermal Energy” as the Unit Title on top. Add to the NEW Table of Contents-“Cover Page p.15” (Right Side).
  2. Circle– What did we just do? What are our next steps?
  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 Heat- Thermal Energy.
    • 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.

Thursday, 5/10/18- A Day- SBAC (7th grade) Schedule- 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 7

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Expedition Introduction

Learning Objective:

Students will understand that motion is relative to a reference point and the difference between distance and displacement.

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 “Expedition Briefing p.69” (Right Side). Head page 69 properly with “Expedition Briefing-5/10/18.” Trim and tape NEW Table of Contents to inside front cover.
  2. Educational videos– Watch “Meet the Researcher” video. On ISN p.69, summarize what you learned about Matt Brumbelow. Watch”Expedition Briefing” video. On ISN p.69, jot down thoughts and questions.
  3. Unit Cover Page– On ISN p.67, create a cover page for the unit on A Universe of 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.