September 25

IPC Lesson Plans: September 25-29

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

TEKS:

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;

 

Monday:

Cheetah video clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8vejjVgIHg

Speed and Velocity intro video clip:  Sports in Science NHL  http://www.nbclearn.com/science-of-nhl-hockey

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

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

Tuesday:

Hot Wheels Speed Lab

Wednesday:

Speed Triangle notes

Complete hot wheel velocity lab report

Thursday:

Speed practice problems

Friday:

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.

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