September 18

Lesson Plans, September 18-22

This week we will practice manipulating the density formula to calculate density, mass and volume.  We will also review our measurement conversions to prepare for our summative test.

Monday:

We will complete our Challenging Density problems the first part of class.  I was so proud of my IPC students, they did so well last Friday on these.

Density practice problems, for notebook

Tuesday:

Density review discussion

Density for Chocoholics Lab

Wednesday:

Density review and Mass,Volume, & Density Task Cards

Thursday:

Discuss the upcoming test (go through notebook, to make sure they are caught up)

Review Assignment: Metric Conversion, Dimensional Analysis, and Density

Friday:

Test: Metric Conversion, Dimensional Analysis, and Density

HW: Comparing Densities Assignment

September 11

September 11-15 Lesson Plans for IPC

This week we will learn and practice converting units of measurement within the metric system and from the metric system to/from the English Standard system.  This will help us all year as we do labs and assignments.  Also, this will prepare them for future Chemistry and Physics classes.

Monday:

Metric Conversion Chart notebook entry

Metric Conversion practice problems and partner evaluation (if time)

Tuesday:

Metric System Conversion Practice Task cards —  differentiation based on depth of questioning in each bag of cards— beginner, moderate, advanced

Wednesday:

Dimensional Analysis notebook entry and practice problems (to glue in notebook)

Metric Conversion Kahoot (if they enjoy the slap game, I may just let them keep playing and do this tomorrow)

Thursday:

 

Metric Conversion and Dimensional Analysis Kahoot-formative assessment

Dimensional Analysis Dominoes activity

Friday:

Dimensional Analysis challenging problems notebook entry

Dimensional Analysis challenging problems — differentiated by answer bank and level of questioning. (Versions A,B, and C)

HW: None!

September 5

Lesson Plans September 5-9

This week we will review the scientific method, assess our knowledge of lab safety and the scientific method, and begin converting within the metric system.

TEKS Covered this week:  1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 6C, 6E

Tuesday:

Cabbage Juice Indicator Lab – this lab helps the students experience the scientific method while introducing them to acids and bases.

Wednesday:

Review assignment for test

Variables Color Sheet for extra credit

Thursday:

Lab Safety and Scientific Method Test

HW: Complete color sheet for extra credit

Friday:

Introduction to the metric system

 

August 29

August 28-September 1 IPC Lesson Plans

This week we are focusing on using lab equipment and setting up experiments.

TEKS covered:  1A, 1B, 2B, 2C, 2E

Monday:

Video clip: Metric system Ted Ed

Diagrams in notebook: Thermometer, Graduated cylinder

Arm Span vs. Height Metric Practice Activity

Tuesday:

Lab Equipment Practice Lab (meet in room 119)

Wednesday:

Scientific Method Foldable, glue in notebook

Thursday:

Scientific Method review

Hypothesis or not activity

Scientific method assignment on chromebook

HW: Complete scientific method assignment if you don’t finish in class

Friday:

Scientific Method vocab

Paper Plane Scientific Method experiment

 

August 22

August 21-25 IPC Lesson Plans

Monday:

Eclipse Day!  We viewed the eclipse during 5th period.

Myth of Multitasking video and Switchtasking Activity

Discuss Lab Safety

HW: Get Lab Safety contract signed by Wednesday

Tuesday:

Big Bang Theory safety video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wmn-U01b_Q

Walk down and visit the lab

Enroll in Google classroom on Chromebook

Minions Lab Safety assignment on google classroom

HW: Get Lab Safety Contract signed

Wednesday:

Set up notebook: title and number pages

Glue Lab License in

Glue Lab Safety Rules in

Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning notes

Thursday:

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning assignment

Concussions in Sports reading and questions

Friday:

Universal Screener

Optical Illusion activity

 

August 14

August 17-18

Welcome to your first week of IPC!

Thursday, 8/17:

Student information assignment (to get to know you)

House of Cards Activity

Pass out Policies and Procedures page

HW: Read through the policies and procedures with parent/guardian and get the appropriate signatures, Bring supplies

Friday, 8/18:

 

I changed this due to the fact that freshmen are just getting their Chromebooks today.

Mindset Assessment and Video clips.  Do you have a fixed action mindset or a growth mindset?

HW: Bring supplies and get signatures if needed

TEKS: 1A, 1B, 2A

August 10

Supplies for IPC 2017-2018

Hi!  It’s another exciting school year.  Here are some supplies you’ll need for IPC:

Composition notebook (100 pages, to be used for IPC only)

Pencils

Red pen/pencil (or another brighter color!)

Chromebook (charged each night)

Folder/binder to keep handouts and graded papers in (can share this with another class)

Optional: Calculator (we have a class set of 24, but if you prefer your own)

 

I know this isn’t possible for every family, but if you could get the following to donate to the class we’d appreciate it!

  1. A roll of paper towels OR a box of tissues (pick one)
  2. One package of glue sticks