September 25

IPC Lesson Plans: September 25-29

This week we will calculate speed and create distance-time graphs to analyze motion.


4(A)  describe and calculate an object’s motion in terms of position, displacement, speed, and acceleration;

4(B)  measure and graph distance and speed as a function of time using moving toys;



Cheetah video clip:

Speed and Velocity intro video clip:  Sports in Science NHL

Ch. 2, section 1 book assignment, glue in notebook

Back pages of the running wolf assignment (distance and displacement)


Hot Wheels Speed Lab


Speed Triangle notes

Complete hot wheel velocity lab report


Speed practice problems


Tracing the Racecar assignment

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.


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


Density review discussion

Density for Chocoholics Lab


Density review and Mass,Volume, & Density Task Cards


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

Review Assignment: Metric Conversion, Dimensional Analysis, and Density


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.


Metric Conversion Chart notebook entry

Metric Conversion practice problems and partner evaluation (if time)


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


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)



Metric Conversion and Dimensional Analysis Kahoot-formative assessment

Dimensional Analysis Dominoes activity


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


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


Review assignment for test

Variables Color Sheet for extra credit


Lab Safety and Scientific Method Test

HW: Complete color sheet for extra credit


Introduction to the metric system